Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Group Zero
Structures and Light

Structures and Light is the intricate and esoteric works of synth-harnessing artist Group Zero, aka Cathal Cully. Its abrasiveness is not for the faint hearted - this is an artist not interest in making an appeal to the mainstream. The album "brought the naivety and spontaneity back to making music", according to Cully, whose playfulness is truly a diamond in the rough. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Marconi Union
Tokyo+

Marconi Union released this suite of ambient shimmer-groove in 2009, in fairly limited quantities. This reissue of Tokyo makes the excellent music available again, and also adds a live reimagining of the entire album, wherein original loops and parts of Tokyo were organised into new compositions. Tokyo + is a double CD release on Just Music.

A Year In The Country
No More Unto The Dance

Deep memory music from A Year In The Country here on their new electronics-focused album No More Unto The Dance. Take your pick between the Dawn Edition, which comes in a recycled sleeve with some inserts and badges, or the Night Edition, which is a box-set with a booklet, a sticker set, a unique print, and a makeup mirror. And some more badges. Both packages contain the album on CDr.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Francis Bebey
Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984

Crate diggers and rare musical magpies Born Bad give us another reason to love them with Francis Bebey's 'Psychedelic Stanza', a biographical compilation that combs through the best work of Cameroonian polymath Francis Bebey, who created a sound that could be groovy and raw at the same time, as finely textured as it was utterly sparse. This time they look at the '80s period of his recording career, which retains the same joyous spirit -- just listen to him sing.

Space People
Wet

Slick and speedy work here from New York producer Space People, who bounces through six tracks in sixteen minutes. That bouncy pace means that not a moment is wasted: Wet is busy with details, be they samples (look out for the ghost of Missy Elliot) or sudden beat-shifts. 12” release on Styles Upon Styles.
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Multicast Dynamics
Continental Ruins

Samuel van Dijk’s hazy electronic project Multicast Dynamics presents what he calls a ‘sound documentary’ on sunken infrastructure. Continental Ruins is thus suitably watery and sombre in tone, using heavily-processed synths and field recordings to create deep-textured sound slabs that’ll pull the listener under. Out on Denovali.

Michael Vallera
Vivid Flu

After a couple of releases on Opal tapes under his other moniker COiN Michael Vallera released his debut under his own name, a dark and gradual industrial soundscape. On his follow up, Vivid Flu on Denovali Vallera continues down a dark, almost film noir distorted machinery path with drowned plucked electric guitar.

Soft Error
Mechanism

Soft Error are an electronic duo that have based their musical content using a complementary mix of synthesisers, drum machines and keyboards. Mechanism is the grainy and symphonic debut album from the duo, and it was recorded at the renowned Greenhouse Studio in Iceland. Available on Vinyl LP and CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Brian Eno
Reflection

Ambient music pioneer and all-round legend Brian Eno is back on Warp records with Reflection. In Eno’s own words this double vinyl LP and CD returns to his his earliest ideas about composing so-called ambient music and is as blissful, complex, demanding and beguiling as any of his music from that period.     

Gareth JS Thomas
Wandsworth Sports

Aphelion Editions is shaping up to be an interesting label... Here they follow up their inaugural release by Tlön with a limited edition CDr/cassette tape by Gareth JS Thomas (USA NAILS, SILENT FRONT, MAYORS OF MIYAZAKI). Over the course of the album our lug holes are treated to dreamy ambient textures and eerie dronescapes, some sound collage/sampling/cut-up action and a wee dose of cranky techno to boot. All super atmospheric stuff ,that occasionally gets pretty weird - with an absurd and wicked sense of humour.
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Model Man
Pieces for Prepared Piano and Percussion

Model Man are the latest musicians to discover the endless ingenious possibilities offered by applying bits and pieces to the strings of a piano. Pieces for Prepared Piano and Percussion takes the Cageian instrument and pushes it into tweaky groove territory that sounds like certain strains of electronica (though the sounds seem to mostly be acoustic). 12” EP release on Telharmonium Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Late Night Tales presents AFTER DARK: Nightshift

Here comes musical connoisseur, Bill Brewster with his second ‘After Dark’ compilation. He's been digging at those crates again findingall kinds of obscure oddities and secret recordings and a healthy dose of classic oldies.   s unmixed tracks via download code as mp3/wav.  1. Typesun - Last Home (Dj Nature remix) 2. The Blaxploited Orchestra - The Pursuit (Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt Remix) 3. The Gino Fontaine – Revnorev (EXCLUSIVE TRACK) 4. Salsoul Invention - Soul Machine 5. Neurotic Drum Band - Neurotic Erotic Adventure 6. Day Outside - Faraway Sensation (EXCLUSIVE TRACK) 7. Mugwump - Boutade (Miseridub) 8. Hubbabubbaklubb - Mopedbart 9. As One - Music Is An Open Sky 10. Crowdpleaser & St Plomb - Not Yet Not Yet 11. Paqua - Late Train (Emperor Machine Remix) 12. The Grid & Robert Fripp - A Cabala Sky (EXCLUSIVE TRACK) 13. Asadinho - Haiku 14. Justus Kohncke - Tell Me 15. Daniele Patucchi - People Come in (Mang Dynasty Edit) 16. Mang Dynasty - After Dark (Dub) (EXCLUSIVE TRACK) 17. Detachments - The Flowers That Fell (Fernando Remix) (EXCLUSIVE TRACK) 18. General Lee - Magic Double vinyl unmixed tracks., includes download codes to 18 unmixed full tracks mp3/wav. A SIDE - 1. Typesun - Last Home (Original mix) (4m 40s), 2. The Gino Fontaine – Revnorev (7m 46s), 3. Salsoul Invention - Soul Machine (3m 05s), 4. General – Magic (3m 57s). B SIDE - 1. Day Outside - Faraway Sensation (6m 03s), 2. Mugwump - Boutade (Miseridub) (9m 13s),  C SIDE - 1. Hubbabubbaklubb – Mopedbart (5m 12s), 2. Crowdpleaser & St Plomb - Not Yet Not Yet (5m 10s), 3. The Grid & Robert Fripp - A Cabala Sky (4m 04s).  D SIDE - 1. Daniele Patucchi - People Come in (4m 18s), 2. Mang Dynasty - After Dark (Dub) (6m 08s), 3. Detachments - The Flowers That Fell (Fernando Remix) (7m 19s).

Tycho
Awake Remixes

Tycho’s Awake was a perfect distillation of the group’s melodic electro-rock, mixing krautrock textures and dense guitars. On this vinyl LP remix album all those lush instrumentals are rebuilt by an exciting range of producers. Com Truise beefs up Awake for the dancefloor, Bibio goes avant-lounge and all the collaborators add unique touches to wonderful tunes.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Auteur Jams

Here's a nice little round-up of what 2016 has been like for excellent Swedish label Smalltown Supersound. Every album and EP they’ve released this year is represented on this combination sampler and best-of, from Supersilent and Biosphere to Lindstrøm and Mr. Tophat + Robyn. Quality stuff all round. Auteur Jams is an vinyl release.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Matthew Dear
DJ-Kicks

An exciting start for 2017 in the always high-class DJ Kicks series, this time with Texan subversive electronica mastermind Matthew Dear in charge. In addition to three of his own previously unreleased tracks, this mix contains songs by Simian Mobile Disco, ItaloJohnson, and Groovesh, and others, both well-known and underground.
  • Label(s):
  • !K7

Steve Moore
The Mind's Eye - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Steve Moore has history in Zombi, meaning that he’s demonstrated his talent for soundtracking spooooooky horror movies in the past. Here he applies his synth skills to The Mind’s Eye, weaving uneasy ambient passages and bombastic themes like it ain’t no thing. Plenty of tense dramatic music here that will certainly appeal to horror soundtrack aficionados. On Relapse.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks

Mesa Ritual
Mesa Ritual


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LX Sweat
City Of Sweat


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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

wosX
End of World Rave

Spearheading the post-2010 emerged vaporwave scene is wosX - a Montreal-incepted electronic artist charactirised by a nostalgic and surrealist fascination of late 20th Century culture. The record is technology-centric and only a luddite could deny a minimal and evocative use of samling, synths and crispy drum machines.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Statiqbloom
Edit Navigation Bar Mask Visions Poison

As Statiqbloom Fade Kainer borrows equally from the golden age of IDM and the peak of early industrial musics. The final result on Edit Navigation Bar Mask Visions Poison is a grisly, distorted mass of sandpaper percussion and amplifier hiss, part Aphex Twin and part NIN. Vinyl LP from the Vendetta label.

JAWS
Object Dom

JAWS produces music that at some point might have been rave-friendly, or maybe pop-friendly. But whatever elements the tracks started out with (a breakbeat here, a hoover synth there) have been mangled and torn in such a way that the twelve tracks of Object Dom have ended up as something else all together. Very interesting. DIY weird-songs, released by Hundebiss.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Anthony Child
Electronic Recordings from Maui Jungle, Vol. 2

Following up Vol. 1 from 2015, Anthony Child, better known as Surgeon lets all the masks and hard edges drop to the floor for the material released under his own name. Taking single long take field samples recorded in the jungle as backing tracks to his much more ambient hardware improvisations. Come, get yourself zenned.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
EARS

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s EARS is a dense, swirling explosion of samples, synthesizers and chanted vocals that reminds us of Panda Bear’s Person Pitch at its most playful and ecstatic. Since her previous album Euclid, Smith’s songs have become looser, but also more confident, making more prominent use of her lovely vocals.

GAIKA
Spaghetto

Warp records wasted no time snapping up Brixton producer Gaika after his self released Machine and Mixpak released Security. Grime is a forward looking genre and Gaika takes this and runs with it. Incorporating dancehall and pure soul into the mix, a must watch artist for fans of Dean Blunt, Vybz Kartel et al.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Andrew Weatherall
Consolamentum

Take tracks from Andrew Weatherall’s Convenanza released earlier in 2016, and grab a load of new and old blood to remix the hell out of it they said. OK. Remixes come from Justin Robertson, Duncan Gray, Solar Bears, Scott Fraser and many more. The Vinyl version includes 6 of the CD tracks plus 2 different remixes from The Emperor Machine, and an alternative version from Scott Fraser.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

INKAMERA
Time Rewind

New EP from INKAMERA, the production / vocal project of fresh electro queen Victoria Lukas whom was half of Zerkalo with Drexciya/Dopplereffekt's Gerald Donald. Time Rewind is a set of club tunes that also move like synth-pop songs: a neat balance. Time Rewind’s seven tracks are pressed to twelve inches beautiful clear white vinyl, released by the Last Known Trajectory label.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Floating Points
Elaenia

A major statement here from Floating Points. Elaenia is a full-length record that spans everything the producer / composer has done so far. Jazz, Soul, and Brazilian music are just as important to the sound of Elaenia as the electronic dance tracks most know Floating Points for. At times reminiscent of Flying Lotus’ more ornate work, this really is quite a record.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Paco Sala
Ko Yo

This new six-track offering, Ko Yo, showcases the cream of the dreamy, abstract and lo-fi pop of London/Berlin based outfit Paco Sala. Brimming with warped synths and crunchy beats, the EP is a great example of modern day avant-garde pop and is ultimately the produce of unrestraint and dazed creative juices.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Carers
...it's eternity, Ester


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Snow Ghosts
A Wrecking

Some genre bending from Snow Ghosts. A Wrecking is the second full length from the trio. This one sets to be a journey into layered vocals, wilting synthesisers, electronics and acoustic instruments working in sinister harmony. Mixing dark electronica with folk-ish melodies and expansive arrangements. Out on vinyl LP and CD from Houndstooth.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Rainbowlicker
I Saw The Light, But Turned It Off

Rainbowlicker consider themselves to be a ‘laserpunk’, and in the absence of any other definitions, I’d say they suit the territory pretty well. The fuck-you attitude of the band is plenty punk, but the music is made up of shiny brash electronics. I Saw The Light, But Turned It Off is their debut album. Released by Svart.

Gross Net
Quantitative Easing

Gross Net is Phillip Quinn of Girls Names, though it used to also by Christian Donaghey of Autumns. Quantitive Easing is the debut full-length of the project, which trades in queasy-feel industrial pop: cold-wave synths and drum machines, grey drones and vocals. Quantitive Easing is released on vinyl by Touch Sensitive.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Taso
New Start

Returning with their third release to date, Teklife Records of Chicago bring us Taso’s “New Start”. Littered with creative collaborations with the likes of Gant-Man and DJ Tre, among others, this 7 track LP is one made seminal by its spirit of alliance and partnership. Above all, “New Start” evidences a heterogeneity of inspirations in the versatility of its unique musicality.

Kindohm
RISC Chip

Not a new bit from Night Slugs/Fade to Mind O.G. Kingdom, but there’s shared ground here in Kindohm's through-the-looking-glass approach to club music. However, RISC Chip lurches around far more than usual club fare due to it being born from live-coding. It’s a glitchy and glitzy record that makes for engaging listening. Only 100 pressed and out just in time for Christmas.
  • Vinyl LP (CON005)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Throwing Snow
Embers

Throwing Snow is a County Durham project, pulling field recordings of the local area into the middle of the sound, until synth and landscape become a fine-grained blend. Embers is a semi-aleatoric piece of process music, but it is also damn groovy, reaching peak-hour dancefloor levels of ecstasy at some points. CD and double vinyl editions released by Houndstooth.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Emika featuring Michaela Šrůmová and the Prague Metropolitan Orchestra
Melanfonie

Emika has experience of both the electronic production world and the symphonic classical tradition, and Melanfonie brings the two together into one huge and dramatic whole. The piece is a full-blown orchestral work, featuring the Prague Metropolitan Orcheatra and a soaringly emotional vocal performance from Michaela Šrůmová. The work is released on CD and vinyl on Emika’s Emika Records.

The Orb
Cow / Chill Out, World!

Following the success of 2015’s Moonbuilding 2703 AD, The Orb return with their 14th studio album, Cow / Chill Out, World! Known for their genre-bending abilities and being equally comfortable with an experimental take on sound as they are with club-friendly beats, The Orb’s latest effort is an attempt at an ambient record.  
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Geena
Peace, Love & Earth: Mental DJ’s Vol. 2

Geena goes fully New Age on this Antinote release: the title Peace, Love & Earth and the stunning sleeve art should leave little doubt about that. Balearic-flavoured psy-ambient for when you end up partying long into the next day. 12 inches of “yeah, man” tunes and atmospheres, pressed to wax by Antinote.
  • Vinyl 12" (ATN 032)
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Various
T.R.U. Halloween

Get into the halloween spirit with this collection of horror themed eltronica nd techno tracks. With Sam De La Rosa pushing the John Carpenter single note arpeggiator, Tom Strong creating an almost 8-bit Halloween theme track, Tx Connect’s Haddonfield Il sounding like a stripped back Gatekeeper and Jake Schrock’s Night Pursuit being a missing track from Drive.

Deantoni Parks
Touch But Don't Look

Deantoni Parks made his name as a percussion wizard for artists as varied as The Mars Volta, John Cale and Flying Lotus, but by 2011, the time had come for a solo venture. Tough But Don’t Look is just that, a set of busily grooving tracks that build all sorts of electronics and synths around Parks’ powerful drum patterns. This Elite reissue is the first release on vinyl and the first release in Europe for this album.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Steve Spacek
If U Wan 2 Find Me / Time Is Running Out

Ever the reliable go-to hub for soulful, jazzy beats and jams, Eglo Records invite London-raised Steve Spacek for a second dropon the label this year. “If U Wan 2 Find Me” juxtaposes a high-pitch croon with the snap, crackle and pop of bubbly, bassy juke-influenced beats. “Time Is Running Out” sits on the flip of the 12” and is decidedly dissimilar to the Muse song of the same name. It’s more of a straightforward house affair, providing some respite with its deep grooves and probing melodies.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

flies+flies
Milk and Peppers

It's always fun to be perplexed by an album, and flies+flies do that well, with an intriguing mixture of experimental electronics, brooding cello and haunting, almost folky vocal lines. Milk and Peppers is a 4-track piece of cold, dark sounds and impressive artistic flair. Released as Vinyl 12" on the Precious Snowflake label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Urulu
Air Pacific EP

Four mid-tempo doof-wedges from the man born Taylor Freels here. With tunes entitled ‘Cinnamon Boys’ and ‘Easy Going Greg’ don’t go expecting doom-techno or anything like that. That said, these tunes are fun, affable and just as enjoyable in your room as they would be on the dancefloor. The title track whizzes and purrs charmingly and there is a level of technical proficiency on display here that one would expect of someone who has released on Dirt Crew, Let's Play House and Voyage. 12”.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Lil Jabba
Grotto

Grotto documents what Lil Jabba has been up to since he moved to Brooklyn, NYC a couple of years ago. Turns out: quite a lot. Grotto (named after Jabba’s studio) jumps around plenty of different styles, sometimes merging jungle rhythms, dub production and samples of piping into one addictive tune. Vinyl release on Local Action.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Misantrop
Limerence

With shades of house, techno and IDM, Misantrop emerges from obscurity to present his hypnotic four track debut, Limerence. Expect progressive analog beats and wobbly bass lines as Misantrop slowly tweaks the parameters to create an atmosphere of edge-of-seat electricity. Released as Vinyl 12" on the Foul Up label.
  • Vinyl 12" (DOWN1)
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Shamos
Games and Dreams

Experimental house artist, Shamos, is back with his second release that brings much of the same in terms of music experimentation but this time with a much more rounded and intimate feeling that starts to look outside the house genre, and begins to touch on techno and more solid beats. Games and Dreams is a four track record that is available on 12”.
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Peder Mannerfelt
EQUALITY NOW

Fresh from a release on Joy Orbison/Will Bankhead’s Hinge Finger, Peder Mannerfelt hops over to Jackmaster’s Numbers for three curious slabs of sort-of-techno. The title track recalls the best bits of late-90s Eurodance as well as Peaches at her most brazen. Very cool record with a very cool screen-printed sleeve.
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Thom Yorke
Tomorrow's Modern Boxes

Originally released 5 seconds ago, here's a white vinyl luxury re-issue of the album Thom originally released on Bit Torrent in his latest attempt to re-badge the music industry. The music on record makes no such grand statements, comprised of some of Yorke's most minimal and quiet electronic work yet, continuing his descent from dramatic synth artist on 'The Eraser' and modest groover on 'AMOK' to something of an electronica hybrid artist. Out in time for Christmas. 

Biosphere
Cirque

Cirque is Biosphere’s turn-of-the-century album, initially released in the year 2000 on Touch. Being the fourth Biosphere record, Cirque presents the perfectly-distilled form of his gorgeous ambient music. This reissue, presented in either double CD or double LP formats, comes with a six-track bonus album as well as handsome new artwork! On Biophon Records.

DJ Rashad
Afterlife

Afterlife brings together the most exciting names in footwork to pay tribute to the much-missed DJ Rashad. This double vinyl LP and CD contains collaborations with Rashad from DJ Earl , Traxman, DJ Manny, DJ Spinn and even more producers making this frantic, hyper-creative and experimental dance music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

DJ Taye
Move Out EP

Hyperdub furthers its footwork fascination with another care package from Chi-town’s Teklife mainstay DJ Taye. Opening the Move Out EP is the DJ Manny-featuring “Burnin Ya Boa”, which showcases the sort of rhythmically-chopped vocals we’ve come to expect. Outside of that, the track’s a curiously maudlin affair making it very much worth getting lost in.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Richard H. Kirk
#7489 (collected works 1974 - 1989)

Sheffield has housed many electronic music pioneers, of which Richard H. Kirk was one of the greatest. Alongside his work with Cabaret Voltaire he was producing his own solo works long before, during and after. This collection precedes the group, with a massive 8 CDs of solo dance experiments. Includes his first four albums remastered, and an album of completely unreleased tracks.

Via App
Sixth Stitch

Uneasy, distorted and mangled experimental electronics from Via App. Occasionally dipping into a hard hitting techno form, but never for long enough for anything to settle. Heavily destroyed samples of modular noises, overdriven realworld sounds and god knows what, it plays out like a ghost in a machine, chaotic and constantly toying with you.
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Super Heavy Metal
Music For Cymbals

Super Heavy Metal is a solo project from drummer Kim Åge Furuhaug, taking his project name literally. This isn’t metal music, but music made entirely from metal: Music For Cymbals indeed. Furuhaug uses unusual preparations and techniques, as well as sampling and looping, to create dense and intriguing pieces. Edition of 300 LPs on Hubro.

Diseno Corbusier
Stadia

Avant-garde does not do this record justice - this is extreme experimentalism, in a way that others wouldn't dare attempt. Stadia, the third full-length offering by Spanish-based electronic duo Diseno Corbusier, is a haywire concoction including spasming drums, female yelps and electronic bursts. It pushes the boundaries, in every feasible way.

HOLOVR
Anterior Space

HOLOVR is the work of Jimmy Billingham, a busy producer with a handful of other aliases on the go as well (Venn Rain, Tidal, Holographic Mind…). Anterior Space is particularly notable as the first HOLOVR release to feature no beats, which allows the space-ambience of Billingham’s synths to really settle in. LP release on Further Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

GIL
Orchids & Wasps

Please welcome new producer GIL, presenting their debut EP on the Danse Noire imprint. Orchids & Wasps gets busy with some of that sweet mutant club sound, wherein addictive rhythms and samples are stacked up so tall that the listener / dancer becomes ecstatically overwhelmed. J.G. Biberkopf and Imaabs both try to mitigate the chaos with remixes.
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  • GIL
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Alex Coulton
Gamma Ray Burst

If you like bass tones and kick patterns that mess with your heart rate, and the polyrhythmic percussion of artists such as Joe, Manchester based Alex Coulton should be well known to you already. With releases on Idle Hands, Black Acre, Bloc and this being his fourth, but debut full length, on low-end lords Tempa, Coulton masters night-time bassweight.

Jam Money
A Gathering Kind

A Gathering Kind is built from half-instruments - charity shop keyboards, damaged guitars, music boxes, family heirlooms and that. Where such projects can descend into  amateurism and half-arsedness, it’s an impressive feat that Kevin Cormack and Mathew Fowler have fashioned such a friendly and beguiling record. It’s tightly-constructed yet flowing and ambient, and the care that has gone into Jam Money saw the pair do a run of dates with The Notwist in 2015. The vinyl comes with a booklet.

Letherette
Last Night On The Planet

Wolverhampton-based production duo Letherette return with sophomore album Last Night On The Plant via Ninja Tune label. Including the crisp beats and glugging bass lines of the dancefloor-ready Shanel, this 10-track offering ventures house, electro and hip-hop through a colour-splashed lens.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

RLW
Flurry Of Delusion

Flurry Of Delusion was originally a collection of sounds improvised with Giuseppe Ielasi. But of course, as with anything that comes from the mind of RLW (Ralf Wehowsky), nothing is as it seems. A vibrant mix of improvised industrial and computer-music gives birth to this disparate CD. Encased in a charming full colour digipac on reverse board.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani
FRKWYS Vol. 13: Sunergy

Synth maestro of the present meets synth maestro of the past AND present in the next chapter of the intergenerational FRKWYS series from RVNG Intl. Since they've both twiddled, bleeped and blooped for the good of all things vibrant, textural and chill, this promises to be a wondrous and rich collaboration.

Theoreme
L'appel du Midi à Midi Pile

Debut album from Theoreme. L’appel du Midi á Midi Pile is a bold songs record delivered with the attitude of someone who’s been in a weird band or two. Pretty rad stuff for those who aren’t too fussed about the dividing lines. Vinyl LP release on the Bruit Direct Disques imprint.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Smersh
Selected Deep House Anthems

Don’t let the title fool you, Selected Deep House Anthems contains some of the rawest, no-wave electro ever committed to wax. Smersh specialised in noisy, unrefined acid and techno that borrowed from EBM and post-punk and is ripe for rediscovery. This much-needed pressing comes from the Dark Entries label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
808: The Music

808 is a documentary about a drum machine, the much-loved Roland TR-808. Naturally, the star machine is at the centre of the film’s soundtrack, which is released separately as 808: The Music. Original tracks from artists like Lil Wayne engage with the unique rhythms of the Roland. CD / double LP release from Atlantic.

Hiele
Saints

Saints is a film about the distant and isolated island of Saint Helena, for which Hiele has provided the soundtrack. Appropriately for the nature of the film, Hiele has pulled back on the beats somewhat, choosing instead to emphasise the droning qualities of clarinets and strings and the like, over the course of eleven miniatures. Edition of 300 10”s on the Ekster label.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks

Message To Bears
Carved From Tides

Jerome Alexander AKA Message To Bears presents his fourth LP, a soothing collection of ambient/post-rock-ish pieces which serve as an appropriate backdrop for the following activities: 1) stargazing 2) rainy-day relaxation 3) driving through majestic countryside 4) my personal favourite: crying into a pillow. Carved From Tides is a finely crafted web of acoustic guitar licks, sweet soundscapes, gentle beats and ghostly vocals. Released as Vinyl LP and CD.

Fogh Depot
Turmalinturm

In continuing a journey through the avant-garde style melding a genres, Fogh Depot releases a highly off-kilter 7-track offering. Comprised of mainly nu-jazz, modern classical and electronic experimentalism, Turmalinurm is a wondrous and sprawling mix of drone, noise and melancholic melody

Snow Ghosts
Husk

British folktronica duo Snow Ghosts' latest offering is a collation of their two 2016 single releases, Lied and Vetiver. The release also includes a bonus remix from noise artist Prurient. Formed in 2008 as a merger of their aliases Throwing Snow and Augustus Ghost, the duo offers a potent blend of dark experimental electronica and captivating folklore-influenced vocals. Released as clear Vinyl LP on the Houndstooth label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

John Bender
Plaster Falling

Plaster Falling is an under-appreciated work of weirdo synth-song, produced by one John Bender back in 1981. The songs on this record feel isolated, built in a bedroom rather than a studio, according to Bender’s exact specifications. This is the first time that Plaster Falling has been reissued in its own right, and on translucent blue vinyl too! Limited edition of 1000 copies on Superior Viaduct.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Conrad Schnitzler / Schneider TM
Con-struct

Members of two different generations of talented German experimentalists are brought together via posthumous collaboration. Schneider™ was granted access to the huge audio archive of Conrad Schnitzler, and decided to make an album by live-processing the Schnitzler synth signals into cool new forms. Con-Struct is released by Bureau B
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ruxpin
We Become Ravens

Ruxpin makes fizzy little electronica miniatures from the heart of Iceland, and has done for nigh-on two decades now. We Become Ravens has all the warmth of twinkling vintage electronics, with stuttering beats, distant samples and melodic synth lines all swirling around each other in a nutritious mixture. Released on the n5MD label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Loscil
Monument Builders

Drummer and saxophonist for Destroyer but If you haven’t heard any of Loscil’s 12 albums this is as good a place as any to start. Warm synthesis, subtle dubby chords meet field sampling in an ambient space-capturing setting, a sense of place and the grandeur within it. Droney, but so very musical.  

Nicolas Jaar
Sirens

Since completing an album with Dave Harrington as Darkside, Nicolas Jaar is back on his solo efforts since his last studio full length Space Is Only Noise. Experimental electronic beats galore, Jaar’s multiple skills as an engineer, producer, and performer make everything he touches incredibly well executed, and with some pretty, and ludicrous individual packaging for the vinyl.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

PYUR
Epoch Sinus

PYUR is an artist with a very personal approach towards her sound, which sits somewhere between club electronics and abstract sound design electronics. Epoch Sinus is her debut full-length, and it is positively dripping with little sonic details to delight the ear. A very strong start. Released by Hotflush.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

J.G. Biberkopf
Ecologies II: Ecosystems Of Excess

J.G. Biberkopf’s new album Ecologies II: Ecosystems Of Excess is constructed from field recordings that have been super-processed into a digital post-club sound-soup. And what’s more, the record also comes with a book exploring the same concepts through essay and advanced design. Out on Knives.

Various
The Forest / The Wald

The Forest / The Wald is a study and collection of work that reflects on fragments and echoes of tales from the woodland and its folklore; greenwood rituals performed in the modern day, fantastical childhood rhymes, sylvan siren calls that tremble through tangles of branches, electronics pressed into the summoning of otherworldly arboreal creations unearthed amidst the creeping thickets and elegies to woodland intrustions, solitudes and seasons.Features Bare Bones (Dom Cooper of The Owl Service and Jason Steel), Cosmic Neighbourhood, Polypores, Time Attendant, Magpahi, The Hare And The Moon ft Alaska, The Rowan Amber Mill, Sproatly Smith, A Year In The Country, The Séance (Pete Wiggs of Saint Etienne and James Papademetrie) with Lutine, David Colohan & Richard Moult (The United Bible Studies).
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Power Glove
Trials Of The Blood Dragon (Original Game Soundtrack)

Trials Of The Blood Dragon is a new game, but in a vintage style, allowing the soundtrack to revisit familiar 80’s tropes through 2016 lenses. Power Glove go hard on the synth arpeggios and big drum machines: it really does sound like 1986! Out on CD and double pink vinyl LP, courtesy of Invada.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks

TITAN
Dama

Dama is the first album from TITAN in ages (over a decade), and it won’t disappoint those who’ve been waiting for the Mexican electronicists return. Especially as TITAN have welcomed such illustrious guests as Siobhan Fahey, Egyptian Lover and Gary Numan(!) to participate too! Dama is released by ATP Recordings.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Illum Sphere
Glass

Earlier days on the Fat Cat roster built to Manchester producer Illum Sphere finding his rightful home at Ninja tunes, and in Glass we find his second full length for them. A darker and more concise beat led outing, and probably as “straight up” as Illum Sphere goes, with a clear and defined synth palette.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Adam Betts
Colossal Squid

Adam Betts loves percussive overload, whether from IDM-style overdriven drum machines or from actual live drums. For his debut solo album, he throws plenty of both into the mix for a frantic fractal of super-math rhythm explosions. Betts is the drummer for Three Trapped Tigers, so you know he knows what's up when it comes to super-technical hyper-funk. Colossal Squid is out on the Blood And Biscuits label.

Moon Temple
Part I

Moon Temple is the solo business of Gabriel Andruzzi, who coyly hints at his previous musical activity in his press release (I’ll spill the beans: he was in The Rapture). Part 1 of his double vinyl solo debut (released separately) is a proper electronic exploration of both acidic dancefloors and abstracted arty sound work. 45rpm 12” on WT Records, housed within an eye-blasting mirror board sleeve.
  • Vinyl 12" (WT24)
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Moon Temple
Part II

Moon Temple is the solo business of Gabriel Andruzzi, who coyly hints at his previous musical activity in his press release (I’ll spill the beans: he was in The Rapture). Part II of his double vinyl solo debut (the two halves are released separately) is tasty stuff to suit a variety of electronic moods. 12” on WT Records, housed within an eye-blasting mirror board sleeve.
  • Vinyl 12" (WT25)
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WOLF DEM
Hydrophobia

The anarchic nature of Philly duo WOLF DEM is no more apparent than on Hydrophobia. Pushing the boundaries of techno (and in fact anything else out there at the moment) the four-track collection is characterised by schizophrenic computer software - malfunctioning and convulsing in every direction.
  • Vinyl 12" (GRCR-011)
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EMG
255

Six tracks from EMG, alternating between tracks precisely tuned for dancing and tracks that go a little further out: check the glitch-beat and bass-hum minimalism of ‘Street Run’ for example. The obliquely-titled 255 is released in a limited edition of 255 LPs (neat), each of which is served up within handmade artwork.
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  • EMG
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Cluster
Kollektion 06 :1971-1981 Compiled By John McEntire

John McEntire of Tortoise and The Sea And Cake was given free reign to compile his choicest Cluster cuts from the years 1971-1981, and what cuts they are. The magical komische sound of Cluster floats lighter than air, but these electronic spirituals seep deep into the mind of the listener. Kollektion 06 is released by Bureau B.

Rayon
A Beat Of Silence

The latest release from Rayon, aka Markus Archer, aka singer of The Notwist. Though A Beat of Silence is a quiet and considered record, several of the numbers here create ambient textures via the use of organic rather than effect-laden instrumentation. See how the title track and ‘Dots’ bring about a feel of gradual motion not through delay pedals but through careful layering of marimba, vibraphone and piano. Out on vinyl and CD through Morr Music.

Automat
OstWest

The three musicians who comprise Automat are not only Berlin based, but also seeped in the musical history of that city. From krautrock, to dub techno and early electro, OstWest is a showcase for the group’s musical versatility, combining post-rock acoustic elements, with taut drum machine programming and modular synthesis. Available on CD and vinyl LP.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Black Manual
Mordendo Remixed

Black Manual released Mordendo in 2013 through Brigade Commerz. Fusing life tribal percussion and destructive electronics the result was a distant flurry of experimentation and rhythm fighting with each other. The pieces have been palmed over to the fitting hands of Cut Hands, EmptySet’s James Ginzburg (Bleed Turquoise), Format01, and KETEV. Punishment.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Subheim
Trails

If you're looking to close your eyes and be taken on a vivid, progressive sonic journey, there are few records more suitable than this. Berlin-based electronic producer Subheim presents his brand of distinguished and beautifully crafted ambient/downtempo music, with 2016 EP Trails. Expect worldly soundscapes, haunting vocal samples and an eclectic array of instrumentation. Released as Vinyl LP on the Denovali label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Luke Vibert / With You. / Clap! Clap!
Africable / Kulira / No Resistance

As part of an exciting new project, the bulging archives of the International Library of African Music have been opened to a range of contemporary producers. On this 12”, With You, Luke Vibert and Clap! Clap! all make a track using Hugh Tracy’s recordings (made over a 50 year period!). Talented names, amazing source material: what’s not to like?

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
Stranger Things: Season 1 - Volume 1

I don't really have to sell this to you do I? First up it's the soundtrack for Netflix new telly programme that Phil tells me is good. Secondly it has a synth vibe reminiscent of all those synth guys you know and love. You can bet your house that the first name I'm going to throw at you is John Carpenter closely followed by Tangerine Dream, Cliff Martinez and a bit of Aphex Twin thrown in for good measure. Created by two of the guys from S U R V I V E. Sold. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks

Patrick Cowley & Candida Royalle
Candida Cosmica

Patrick Cowley is often uttered in the same breath as Giorgio Moroder as being a pioneer of electronic dance music, and is probably most known for being a leading producer of the “Hi-NRG” sound. Candida Cosmica is a much more minimal affair, a collaboration with his roommate of the time Candida Royalle, her experimental vocals interweaved with synthesizers, handbuilt machines and percussion. Recorded 1973-75.

Jemh Circs
Jemh Circs

Marc Richter is well known under his Black To Comm moniker, with releases on Type and Dekorder. He has kept this latest project under wraps, quite successfully. The product of scouring YouTube for pop vocals Jemh Circs brings an almost vaporwave artificiality and pop culture clash, droning and melodic, it’s a bizarre world to be shown.
  • Vinyl LP (CELL 001LP)
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Katie Gately
Color

All made up from Katie Gately’s huge libraries of field recordings, chopped, stretch and skewed into monstrous, and at times unsettling..what is this? Avant-pop? It’s heavy, but with bizarre catchy rhythms and vocal hooks, all layered to the verge of chaos. Sounds somewhere between Hidden by These New Puritans, some insane vocal processing from Holly Herndon, with big percussive slams of Zola Jesus.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

German Army and Old Komm
Disquiet

This release by German Army (possibly not the actual german army) in collaboration with Russian crew Old Komm is an ‘imaginary soundtrack’ to the film Disquiet. The vibe is heavy and industrial and dark, with passages of beats and vocals rubbing up against other passages of malevolent ambience. LP release on Discrepant.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Moon Pool & Dead Band
Humanizer

About as otherworldly and extra-terrestrial as its album sleeve is Humanizer - a six-track offering from avant-garde electronic duo Moon Pool & Dead Band. Each track explores varying sonics and stretch into new untested shapes that continue to push the boundaries. Born in, of course, the dark recesses of Detroit, this synth-feast is not to be underestimated. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Contrastate
True Believer / The 10/40 Window

Contrastate’s dark and wild world is full of looming shapes, hard to identify. This new 7” from the veteran outfit is a two-track slice of strange electronics and uneasy experimental vocals, adding up to an immersive sound experience that follows its own ritualistic rules. True Believer / The 10/40 Window is out on The Dirter.

Pilote
Libero

As a quaint and modern meld of folk, alt-country, blues and downtempo electronica, Pilote (aka Stuart Cullen) introduces modern technology to a classic tried and tested form of songwriting. Containing numerous features from such names as Charlie Parr and Tom Holder, Libero is a hypnotic and timeless offering.