Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Powell
Sport

Fresh from his Albiniboard is Powell, who is releasing his debut long player for XL Recordings. Sport is so named because of its nature as both a physically and mentally driven piece, described as "for both mind and body". A bit Descartes, basically, and the first single features someone from a group we love called HTRK. This should probably go down well.

Poirier Marshall Partners
ATELIER / FERME

Where Object Agency and Swim Platførm meet, the Poirier Marshall Brothers are formed. On their debut two collaborative release, the two have produced a fine set of luxury experimental electronics, all the textures and rhythms flaunting cool vibes. ATELIER / FERME is released in a limited edition of 100 tapes on the Kit Records label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Franz Kirmann
Elysian Park

In a stark change of direction from the other-worldly electronica of his second album Meridians, Franz Kirmann releases London-incepted record Elysian Park. Defined by visual and sonic influences from Berlin-based art project Hyper Trophies, this offering is a highly eclectic mix - ranging from tranquil clarity to brooding freneticism.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Die Form
Zoo

Recorded between 1980-82 during writing sessions for their album Die Puppe, these 10 tracks are all hardware equipment (TR-808 and ARP2600 to name a few) and mostly improvisations. These synth mangling electro tracks are rough and ready, noisy and thrown together, and that’s why they’re great. Distorted vocals and tape hiss, yes please.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Roger Goula
Overview Effect

Sprawling, cinematic and highly evocative is Roger Goula's debut slice of contemporary classical-electronica - Overview Effect. Brought to us via spanking new label, Cognitive Shift Recordings, this shimmering release is immersive space-opera in its most cinematic and galactic fashion. 

Conrad Schnitzler
Filmmusik 1

At this point in the archival trawlings of Conrad Schnitzler’s back catalogue, tracks are being released that almost nothing is known about: the material presented here is taken from two tapes which are simply labelled ‘Filmmusik 1975 A’ and ‘Filmmusik 1980 B’ (begging the question: what films?). But whatever the provenance, this is typically wonderful Schnitzler-synth musik. Reissued by Bureau B.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Joe Goddard
Lasers

Joe Goddard, the bouncy one from Hot Chip and one half of The 2 Bears, also sneaks out solo productions from time to time (remember the addictive power of ‘Gabriel?’). Lasers is just such a thing, a catchy club killer designed for the dance. White label 12” released in a single strictly limited edition on the Greco-Roman label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

OtRoM
Otromatic EP

Glitchy and gut-punching electronics that blends between Aphex Twin subtle mania and the occasional Xanopticon hyper-glitch blast beats. Sounds like unravelling chrome scrapes and reversed flurries of electronic squelches tripping into one another with a sly hint at cohesive form, but they can be short lived. In short, madman, I hope he’s ok.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Matthew Atkins + Harvey Sharman-Dunn
Quiet Buildings

Quiet Buildings is the result of a good old-fashioned file-sharing collaboration with each artist handing over some source sounds and then processing the other’s sounds. Minimal Resources Manipulation boss Matthew Atkins and Echolocation founder Harvey Sharman-Dunn were the sound-swappers here, and they’ve made some properly tactile digital textures here. Limited edition of 30 tapes.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Bernard Fevre
Orbit Ceremony 77

Library music is, by definition, pretty obscure, but this one really pushes it. Bernard Fevre’s Orbit Ceremony 77 is an album of library music that was never even released, and was thought lost to the ages. Until a fortunate discovery of the original tapes that is! Now these strange 70’s space-synth pieces can finally be heard. Out on Medical Records, pressed to mustard coloured vinyl.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Oval
Popp

Oval, aka Markus Popp, has been a hallmark for electronic quality for decades now, whether we are talking about his influential 90’s glitch extravaganzas or his more recent hyper-pop. Popp is a club-focused record, full of bold and bright digital party vibes and even some vocals! Out on Uovooo, a new label formed by Popp himself.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
15 Years With Echocord

These guys have been pumping their spacey, classy, echoing electronica out of Copenhagen for a decade and a half now. With this landmark comes ‘15 Years With Echocord’, a behemoth of a comp. Fluxion, Arovane, and co cycle their hypnotic beats and resonating frequencies through the dub chamber. Time flies. Double vinyl LP or CD.

Sybarite
Waver The Absolute

Welcome to the first new work from the Sybarite project in a full decade. Waver The Absolute wastes no time in getting things moving again, jumping out with fat waves of static. Then we slip into a classic flurry of warm hazy dancing electronics to lose the mind and body in. Released by Temporary Residence: the vinyl version features two extra tracks.

Tangent
Collapsing Horizons

Twinkling electronics from Dutch outfit Tangent here on their third album Collapsing Horizons. Each track could be excavated to reveal separate strata: glitchy beats, serene ambience, digital hiss and delicate melodies all coexist neatly together. Released as CD and as coloured vinyl LP on the n5MD label.

BBC Radiophonic Workshop
The Soundhouse

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop was responsible for nurturing talents such as Delia Derbyshire, and developing madness through experimental hand-cut tape loops and signal generators before synthesizers were available. This is a reissue of the first work made by them with the invention of the first digital polyphonic sampler, which cut their workload massively.

Pangaea
In Drum Play

Pangaea is the recording name for Hessle Audio co-founder Kevin McAuley. In Drum Play features skeletal techno which still bears the intensity of rave that has set maverick experimentalist McAuley apart over the last decade. The album mixes studio craft with the in-your-face sound of his club work to create a powerful and visceral yet cerebral work.

CVN
Exposure

Consisting of Nobuyuki Sakuma   - a member of Japanese synth punks Jesse Ruins - this is a wild ride of chopped noise-tronics and drill like percussion. Sakuma produces a warped and mutant form of juxtaposed electronica  - the percussion is ear splittingly harsh yet beneath there is some semblance of melodic electronics  - even pianos.
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Bonzai
Sleepy Hungry EP

Bonzai is an Irish American youngster whose productions take inspiration from UK Garage and drum'n'bass R & B and Hip Hop. She marries cut up electronic beatery with shards of pop and splintered programming to create a very modern sound from familiar sources. In fact it has been described as punk R & B.  
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Py
Ghostdance EP + Selected Cuts

Having put her vocals to tracks by Lapalux and Odesza, Jade Pybus strikes out on her own in full force by preceding her upcoming full length with an EP bundled with a selection of other tracks and a release exclusive. Working with Throwing Snow on the EP and George Fitzgerald on Lungs, alongside a remix by Mr. Mitch.
  • Artist(s):
  • Py
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

The Green Kingdom
Prismatic

The Green Kingdom has released some wonderful albums most notably his North Wind and the Sun record on Lost Tribe Sound. Prismatic was an earlier effort which blended a micro-glitch style with haunting neo-classical in the fashion of Harold Budd. A Graphic Designer by trade, his music has a similar kind of attention to detail to create small world soundscapes.   
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Fieldhead
They Shook Hands For Hours

Paul Elam (aka Fieldhead) was (and probably still is) a bearded explorer of the kind of lo-fi loop based music that was popular in the early to mid 2000s. He blended a jittery, glitchy production style with swathes of haunting ambience that sounded like they'd escaped from the Stars of the Lid book of haunt. They Shook Hands For Hours was the first of three albums he made and will appeal to any fans of cinematic electronica.    
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Northerner
I Am On Your Side

Northerner's debut album The Ridings was a deep journey through the back rods of sparkling Vini Reilly-esque guitar compositions. On I Am Your Side he sprinkles samples, lo-fi house and funk sounds liberally with the guitar taking a back seat but still audible through the crackle. For those who miss the Durutti Column, then Northerner has the same playful ideas about cross genre exploration.   

Sleep Museum
Camouflage Discipline

It’s bloody freezing cold, and it’s 1980 all over again. Minimal synthwave stuff from Brooklyn based Sleep Museum. His stuff always sounds like it’s been found on a shelf, or in a time capsule and dusted off. Unapologetically stuck in the 80s, no contemporary swing. 13 track CDR and single track 7” with an absolutely tiny run of only 50 copies so, mush.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Banabila & Machinefabriek
Macrocosms


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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Boom Bip
Sun Choke

Boom Bip is a meticulous creator. With each album he has done for Lex Records showing his huge range of mastery in sampling and pure instrumentation it’s only logical he would be asked to do score work for someone. The pieces are minimal,  droning and synthetic movements that don’t sit with you easily.
  • Label(s):
  • Lex
  • Genre(s):
  • Soundtracks
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Mr Oizo
All Wet

French electronic overlord known as Mr Oizo returns to Ed Banger with a few friends, including Boys Noize, Charli X, Peaches, Siriusmo as well as his much noticed collaboration with EDM superstar Skrillex, which is actually a really good old skool breakbeat tune. Solid stuff from a man with undeniable taste.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Varg
Star Alliance

Varg’s Star Alliance, previously a vanishingly-limited 6-tape box-set, now makes it onto vinyl. The Varg sound is electronic but varied, with a slightly dark mood the main point of consistency. Oh and it isn’t the racist black metal Varg by the way, I checked. Double LP (with most of the original tracks and a few new ones) on Posh Isolation.

rkss
Cutoff

London’s Alien Jams imprint follows up their Beatrice Dillon/Karen Gwyer split with a 12” EP from rkss. Strange and peripheral electronics are the order of the day! “Wave” washes out fidgety, hyper-textural knocks with swathes of synths and a kick that steadily hammers you into neighbour-nuisance territory. “LOAD” on the other hand is an awkward bassy stroll through winding, stretching digital groans.

Forma
Physicalist

New one on Kranky looks, from the outside, somewhere between a new Pallbearer record and some psych venture -- in reality it's an ambient behemoth, sprawling its Kosmische excursions over a double album that sounds like Harold Budd partnering up with Steve Hauschildt in a three-legged drone race. On this record Forma add artist and musician John Also Bennett to their roster, who most recently offered up a remix for Christina Vantzou's latest record. This record is a tale of two stories, choosing to build a bridge between modular experiments and neo-classical composition. Less techno, more thoughtful slumber.

Zwischenfall
Heute

Vintage Belgian electro action in the style that the Dark Entries label loves so dearly. Zwischenfall recorded and released the Heute EP in 1983, although two tracks heard here have never been pressed to vinyl before. Reissued by Dark Entries in a replica of the original sleeve along with a 6-page booklet of tasty lyrics and photos.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

S U R V I V E
RR7349

Half of S U R V I V E have just scored the soundtrack to the 80’s obsessed Stranger Things. A perfect choice considering their material. Grab John Carpenter, College, Gatekeeper, Blanck Mass and a bit of Ben Frost, put ‘em in a room and let ‘em fight it out, the brilliant mess that’s left would be this stuff. An imagine 80’s indie synth horror/adventure flick.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir
The Systems Are Failing

Well, Moby’s back, and he’s pissed. His new incarnation with The Void Pacific Choir removes the pianos and string sections, and the down beat pleasantness. It seems angry, almost Gary Numan inspired electro punk. Huge pounding kick drums, overdriven beds of synths and near shouted, and preaching vocals. Moby’s taking a stand against the tide of forever young pop it seems.

Automatisme
Momentform Accumulations

One from the autumn flurry of Constellation releases, Momentform Accumulations is an offering of instrumental experiments based around ambient, techno and noise, recalling the DJed post-rock of 1-speed-bike from back in the label's old days. Automatisme is the project of the Quebec-based artist William Jourdain, whose project spans back a few good years now. Of the three records being released in this batch, Momentform is the chilliest.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Steve Spacek
Follow Me

If his Discogs page is telling the truth, then this is Steve Spacek's first solid release since 2009, on Eglo Records no less! Oh, and the page also says that his brother is apparently D-Bridge. Give this man some credit on his own, jeez. Expect some extremely soulful house action across the course of this 12", if the title track is anything to go by. 

Todd Terje
Snooze 4 Love (Dixon & Luke Abbott Rmxs)

A slice of excellent and lovely Todd Terje gets looked at in two new ways by two fairly different producers. The UK’s Luke Abbott adds a warm ambient haze over the whole thing, while Berlin producer and bakery owner (it's true, look it up) Dixon puts Snooze 4 Love on an intensive workout regime, making it into a lean dance floor cut. 12” on Olsen Records.

Death in Vegas
Consequences Of Love (Chris & Cosey Remix)

Death In Vegas have secured the original dark synth-poppers themselves for a remix of their Consequences Of Love: Chris & Cosey! On top of the fact that the original track was developed with Sasha Grey, that makes for one sexy-sleek set. This 12” contains both original and remixed versions. Out on the Drone label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Xander Harris
California Chrome

Fresh American synth-wizardry from Austin, Texas. Xander Harris knows his electronic history and clearly loves a good John Carpenter soundtrack, and he feeds all his experience into California Chrome, his new full-length on Rock Action. The drum machines are big and the synth melodies are bright: there is much dancing to be done.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Manuel Göttsching
E2-E4

E2-E4: a classic slab of minimal electronica from Ash Ra Tempel wizard Manuel Göttsching. Absurdly, for such a crucial work, the whole hour-long piece was improvised by Göttsching so he’d have something to listen to on his walkman during a plane journey the next day: the mind boggles. 35th anniversary LP reissue with embossed artwork, on MG.ART.

Peaches
Rub Remixed

Of course, we love peaches: they’re tasty and succulent. Peaches, the Canadian singer, is the same, but more intense. And now you can relive the experience of discovering 2015’s Rub, thanks to the Rub Remixed double vinyl release. Featuring reworkings by Maya Jane Coles, Maya Postepski and Lauren Flax (from CREEP), you can expect your peaches served within a wide breadth of genres - all of them suitable for the dancefloor.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Off World
1

Jazz folk song-warper Sandro Perri is no stranger to thee Constellation record releasing orchestra, though with new band Off World he takes a different tack. On 1 this fledgling band of musicians contribute to the label's triple-bill of instrumental Autumn releases, using a mix of electronics and acoustics to create short-form tracks that feel alien and mountainous, establishing patterns and them examining them on an insect level.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Throw Down Bones
Throw Down Bones

Throw Down Bones are a fresh new coldwave duo with a harsh industrial edge to them, and this self-titled record is their debut full-length. It isn’t only cold synthesisers they use however: there is a notable bass guitar heft to the sound, and you sure can shuffle to this. CD and vinyl on Fuzz Club.

Rabit
Communion

Houston producer Rabit has an electrically-fired approach to club sounds, throwing in a teeming soundscape of clicking audio detritus along with his hammering beats. Communion, his first full-length for Tri Angle, is not only the most developed his sound has been to date, but is also the most emotionally charged, fuelled by a mass of 2015-era issues.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

DJ Diamond
Footwork Or Die

Footwork Or Die sets up a formidable challenge with its title, especially since full-bodied footwork dancing could easily wreck the uninitiated. DJ Diamond’s productions manage to fully combine melodic synth business with the fierce cut-up rhythms beloved of the genre, successfully producing a full-length album that works as an album. Out on Duck N’ Cover.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

IOKOI
Liquefy

Step in digital post-reality with IOKOI, who makes her debut with this album. Liquefy is electronic pop that slithers around what you expect to hear, deploying beautifully strange textures and production design. The vibe is Holly Herndon-inspired, approaching a state of post-humanity. Out on the -OUS label.

Aphex Twin
Richard D James

In a career full of brilliant music, this could possibly be one Aphex Twin's high-water marks, widely popular at the time of release. It introduced his pulverising 'drill and bass' techniques, moving him away from his acid 'n' ambience beginnings. Contains several classics such as 'Cornish Acid', 'Girl/Boy Song' etc. 

Moxus
Mush Space

Conditional introduce Moxus, an electronic artist from Tokyo. Mush Space is a mix of jangling synths, almost bumping into each other accidentally. It is delicate electronica and has a distinct Japanese feel to it in its idiosyncrasies. An unusual and refreshing album. Limited edition of 40 cassette tapes.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Paleman
Yrs Ago / Animus

After getting his initial releases down with Fulcrum and School Records London’s Paleman found himself right at home on Loefah’s Swamp 81 imprint. The two tracks here are precise and minimal electro drum tracks, with everything perfectly placed never too much going on, every element acting as percussive backbone.
  • Label(s):
  • 81
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Butcher Bear
Don't Save Yourself

Butcher Bear slams the listener with some heavy-tasty hip-hop on Don’t Save Yourself, a set that uses a lot of live instrumentation as well as booming samples. Plenty of MCs contribute, and don’t forget the fresh remixes (exclusive to this release) from Shit & Shine and Ras G and the Afrikan Space Program. Released as a hand-stamped limited edition 12” in a sleeve that doubles as a poster! On Gangsigns.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Os Ovni
Let's Leave Reality

Os Ovni are an electro-pop duo from Florida. Let’s Leave Reality is their debut album. Psychedelic synthesizer experimentation with glistening harmonies -- speeding through space and time --portray a future world in which we’ll all be looking over our shoulders. Let’s Leave Reality is available on vinyl LP.
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Various
Something Cold


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DJ Bookworms
Mechanism


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Bogus Order
The Bullnose Step EP

Jonathan More and Matt Black aka Coldcut aka Ninja Tune founders are, aka, Bogus Order. Reviving the name after 26 years and featuring production from acid luminaries Air Liquide (only relatively) new-blood Ital Tek. So expect some truly solid and deep breaks from the masters who brought it to you in the first place.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Tlön
Chapter II

Tlön is a collaborative project of Liam Mcconaghy and Stuart Chalmers. Whilst also working within projects Drachmae Lucky Strength, Microdeform, Chapter II is the follow up to their debut release on Birkhouse records in 2014, showcasing their almost serene musique concrete. Speeding and slowing percussion that constantly hints but never breaks into form, all set in a glacial soundcape.
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Lahun
Slow Love EP

After remixing Lakker on R&S, Lahun has been snapped up by Apollo. Open and sparse but filled with texture and soul, his work falls around James Blake and J Dilla with a palette affected by a 90s rave scene background. Huge developing pads, slow shuffles, and with Sara Garvey soul cutting vocals on the opening track to settle you in for some slow grooves.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Yello
Toy

Yello, the Oh Yeah-producing synth-pop pioneers, are back with a thirteenth album, having been quiet for a whole nine years. Toy is as fun and groovy as the Swiss group’s classic stuff, with darkly deadpan vocals over bouncy synths. Double LP or CD editions on Universal. The cover is yello-wy which must be some sort of coincidence.

Factory Floor
25 25

Eagerly-awaited second full-length album from Factory Floor, now operating as a duo. 25 25 continues the group’s journey straight to the heart of the dancefloor, with a tightly stripped-down, boldly minimal approach. Synths and drums and vocals alike are strictly controlled for maximum industrial efficiency. CD or double LP edition on DFA.
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  • DFA
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Crem'e
Close Up

Crem'e’s debut on Alpha Pup is absolutely stunning in its soulful and personal nature whilst being so inviting. Reminiscent of Balam Acab in it’s heart string and self-reflection effect, with the production punch of Clams Casino. Deep and rolling sub bass, ethereal and layered vocal snippets pitched meticulously, and saturated clattering percussion. Heart nodding ish

Blackmass Plastics
Under The Radar

Blackmass Plastics drops 8 new tracks on the Ugly Funk label, keenly playing up to label type with rough dancefloor killers that are presented without smooth edges. Under The Radar, which sprawls over 2 12”s, is a mutant thing that collects up tracks that have made a big impact in promo and radio contexts: now own them on wax!
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DVA [Hi:Emotions]
NOTU_URONLINEU

DVA has appended his [Hi:Emotions] sub-moniker to this new album, which sets it out as a slightly looser, wilder entity. NOTU_URONLINEU, which was recorded in the dark, is an amazing listen that feels as much like free electronic improvisation as it does a set of club tracks: acid synth lines and unexpected rhythmic flips come flying out of the mix left right and centre, and it sounds glorious! Out on Hyperdub.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Midnite Spares

Melbourne crate diggers Instant Peterson and Andras Fox compile this cheeky little compilation of the strange and wonderful avantgarde pop underbelly of Australia (and some from further afield) from the 80s and 90s. With Poets of the Machine “playing Arabs in the park” and Mix asking you about your masturbation habits through a near comical disco-synth groove-out, Midnite Spares is definitely a collection of curiosities.

The Invisible
Life's Dancers (Floating Points Remix)

The Invisible’s lauded ‘Patience’ LP now yields a track with the full Floating Points treatment. Sam Shepherd drops the science (and a cello) to rework ‘Life’s Dancers’ into a fine space-funk epic. Plus he produced a new track on the flip. Busy boy. 180g black 12” vinyl in 3mm spined sleeve, on Ninja Tune.

Ricardo Donoso
Quintesence

This is the sonic aspect of an audio-visual piece developed in collaboration with Florence To, originally diffused at a massive electro-acoustic dome in Montreal. Ricardo Donoso has written piano and string parts and subjected them to grand electronic manipulations, sweetening the deal with plenty of other audio fragments. The result is a massive immersive sound-world. Presented on disc by Denovali.

Insecto
Post Edit de un Cromosoma

Coming straight outta Chile, this UK debut from producer Jimmy Pizzaro re-imagines the classic Mille Plateaux "clicks and cuts" microbeat sound adding jazzy chords and lush arrangements to create a glistening modern day take on the micro-house genre.  This wonderfully packaged double LP will particularly appeal to fans of SND, Aphex Twin and early Mount Kimbie.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Asa-Chang & Junray
Jun Ray Song Chang

Jun Ray Song Chang brought Asa-Chang (working here with Junray) to the attention of many back in 2001 when it was first release, thanks partly to the championing John Peel. The melding of East-Asian percussion, delicate melodies and tiny tweaks of electronic processing makes for an unusual, engaging listen, and it is good to have this record back on vinyl again. Reissued by The Leaf Label.

Motion Graphics
Motion Graphics

Motion Graphics is the new solo project from Joe Williams, who previously recorded as White Williams. Joe's 'Motion Graphics' set was put together over a 2-year period and contains widescreen electronic pop melded with ambient sounds filtered through dusty, dusky city-scapes. CD comes with a 10 inch poster; the LP with download code, printed inner sleeve and hologram sticker, on Domino.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Sankt Otten + N
Männerfreundschaften und Metaphysik

Sankt Otten are a krautrock duo who have reached the dizzy heights of their tenth full-length album. Every piece on Männerfreundschaften und Metaphysik grew out of in-depth studio improvisations with guitarist friend N on hand, and the results are pretty damn droney. CD / double LP release on Denovali.

Petrels
Jörð

New album from Petrels, aka Oliver Barrett. Jör∂ drags the listener in straight away with a swooning choral arrangement that rises up out of a windy drone, and it carries on from that point with woodwinds, pop songs, electronics and all sorts, all swirling cinematically. Released by Denovali.

Croatian Amor
Love Means Taking Action

Croatian Amor is one of many projects helmed by Loke Rahbek of Posh Isolation. It leans away from the sharp noise he often dabbles in, instead presenting some pretty shimmery synth songs. Love Means Taking Action  is a joint release between Posh Isolation and Luke Younger’s Alter label: one handles the LP, the other the CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Cristian Vogel
The Assistenz

Another major statement of electronic music by Christian Vogel. The Assistenz was recorded in Copenhagen with rich array of synthesisers and creative programming techniques. This record could stand just as well in the middle of the dancefloor as in an academic electronic music lab. The Assistenz is released by Shitkatapult.

Kiwi
Throw Down

Coming out right at the end of our (ever)fair British summer, maybe this could help it continue for a few more weeks. Kiwi’s cover of Carmen’s 1986 cult/club classic Throwdown brings a 4/4 disco club version and a lofi keys led latin percussion version on the back, both are surefire inside sunshine-bringers.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Sam Grant / Joseph Curwen / Daniel Rejmer / Stanier Black-Five
RailCables2016

The Railcables series presents its 2016 edition. As ever, four inventive musicians have been asked to produce a piece centered around the idea of train travel. Between them, Stanier Black-Five, Joseph Curwen, Sam Grant and Daniel Rejmer all have stacks of experience within experimental music (with Khunnt and Ben Frost for example) , and they each evoke what sounds like a very unworldly train journey. Double LP four-way split, limited to 250 copies.

Mickey Pearce
Michael

Mickey Pearce (aka Shortstuff's Richard Attley)'s debut album is a mixed affair. Whilst a lot of the tracks here inhabit the familiar post dubstep landscape we would expect them to, there are others which veer downbeat, some optimistically and upliftingly so, and others with a dark kind of edge. Expect the unexpected.

Hope and Harrow
Blue Electric

Peter Hope of The Box first teamed up with David Harrow, who had previously worked with Anne Clark, in 1985 to make the 'Sufferhead' EP. Over 30 years later, Hope and Harrow bestow upon us 'Blue Electric', an avant-garde but beat-driven collection. Harrow provides the Sheffield funk and Hope's spoken nocturnal creep settles right down in the sleazy synth grooves. Neues CD von Klanggalerie.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Datach'I
System

First release under the Datach’I name by Joseph Fraioli in a decade: it may be that he was spending all that time building up the monstrous Eurorack modular synthesiser system that System was entirely recorded with. System is released by Venetian Snares’ Timesig label, and certainly carries a little of that project’s unhinged and experimental approach to electronic sound. CD / double LP.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
The Quietened Bunker

Here we go with a compilation which explores abandoned Cold War installations that would be refuge places for the stricken populace should the button be prodded. It's part of the A Year in the Country project which aims to discover the strangeness which sits underneath the British countryside.  here's a track list which demonstrates that it includes several Normans favourites.  Tracklisting: 1) Lower Level Clock Room - Keith Seatman2) Drakelow Tunnels - Grey Frequency3) The Filter’s Gone / The Last Man Plays The Last Piano - A Year In The Country4) Aggregates II - Panabrite5) Bunker 4: Decommissioned - Polypores6) Comms: Seen Through The Grey - Listening Center7) Crafty Mechanics - Time Attendant8) Crush Depth - Unknown Heretic9) Waiting For The Blazing Skies - David Colohan
  • CD (ATA004NIGHT)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

King Midas Sound / Fennesz
Edition 1

Real heavyweight collaboration right here! King Midas Sound, Kevin Martin’s vehicle for enormous bass and dark soulful songs, join up with none other than Fennesz, the wizard of electronically processed guitar haze. The resultant Edition 1 is a suitably weighty and textured trip, presented with a bonus disc / download of instrumental versions. On Ninja Tune.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Matthew Atkins
Imaginary Cartography

Imaginary Cartography is a suite of field recordings augmented with piano, cymbals and the like, subtly blended by Matthew Atkins. There are literally only 15 copies of this release in circulation, in a hand-stamped CDr edition put together by the Minimal Resource Manipulation label. So maybe don’t wait around if you want one eh?
  • CD (MRM28)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Wrangler
White Glue

Electronic trio Wrangler, headed by Cabaret Voltaire's Stephen Mallinder, release 'White Glue', an album rich in analogue synthesisers and surreal minimalism. Assisted by Phil Winter of folktronica stalwarts Tunng, and producer / synthesiser fanatic Benge, Wrangler do feverish rushing techno with rich layered vocals. Available on vinyl or cd.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Konx-om-Pax
Caramel

Tangibly thick, mostly beatless, electronic tracks from Konx-om-Pax. A lot of this record feels like peak-hour rave tracks but with most of the rhythm stripped out, leaving the bright melodies and the textures of the synths to do the ecstasy-generating work. No problem there: Caramel is as sweet as it claims to be. On Planet Mu.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Boreal Network
Itasca Road Trip

Boreal Network is the project of Seattle’s Nicole Johnson, and Itasca Road Trip is a set of compositions that caused a bit of a stir with the original Bandcamp release. This is the first vinyl appearance for the album, with beautiful new artwork on the More Than Human label, and it’s bound to satisfy those with a taste for woozy Boards of Canada-style electronics.
  • Vinyl LP (MTH009)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

JHassall
Milk EP

Norwich based producer JHassall mixes elements of no-wave, abstract noise and four-to-the-floor techno that is simultaneously atonal and danceable. Abrasive industrial scrapes are arranging percussively and clatter around each other in a playful manner making them highly listenable tracks. Jarring, but in a great way. This is the first physical music release of Chloride City.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Heimer
Teilzeit Swag

Berlin based Heimer’s got a bit of everything going in his little mixing pot, with the stop start stabs of Hudson Mohawke and Rustie, and the cheeky groove of Débruit, spanning hip-hop, dubstep and chiptune it’s fun and big-room danceable. After we got a taste with the Beverly The Hill EP he’s back on Tomlab for his full length Debut.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Summer

The Bigo & Twigetti label invited their artists to give them something on the simple theme of Summer, and here are the results. The sequencing of this 8 track compilation takes the listener from the unadorned acoustic instruments of artists like Aisha Orazbayeva and her violin to Antonymes’ electronics. Only 50 copies of this CD in circulation!

Coupler
The Blue Room Sessions

Coupler, otherwise known as Ryan Norris (Lambchop / Hands off Cuba) releases this live ambient double-sider. The A-side is crumbling sometimes aggressive techno, whilst the B-side features an orchestra of nine musicians, mixing the modern electronic sound with a more organic feel. Vinyl LP released on Blue Room Records. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

dj. flugvel og geimskip
Nott a hafsbotni

dj. flugvél og geimskip translates to Airplane and Spaceship, and is an intense solo project that takes in broad swirls of sound. Proper, danceable songs are made up of shimmering electronics, clattering drum machines and high-pitched vocals, with lots of audio detritus swimming pleasingly around the sound-field. Nott a hafsbotni is a wild ride, out on Mengi.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Rolf Trostel
Der Prophet

On his third album now, the Berlin School's Rolf Trostel branched out into electronic pop territory, linking trademark wavetabling with minimoog, analogue strings and slinky rhythms. Roland bass synth and 808 drums drive these more polished productions with spatially layered, airy sounds. Incidentally, it was about this time that Rolf lost his luscious locks. Super duper reissue LP on Bureau B.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Rolf Trostel
Inselmusik

Rolf Trostel keenly followed late '70s Tangerine Dream and released his first album Inselmusik way back in 1981... 35 years ago. Blimey. Naturally, he liked tinkering with synths and here he tested his new toy, the PPG Wave Computer 360. Expansive with feel-good harmonies and fluttering flutes, he called it "Klangfarbenkompositionen" - a cool word for chill, tonal and textural. Reissue on Bureau B.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Orgasmo Sonore
Themes International

Orgasmo Sonore are trying to sneak this one in under the radar, impersonating an obscure reissue from the 70’s. But in fact, Themes International is all brand new material, performed in the style of old library music and giallo soundtracks. Orgasmo really know how to wear these styles! Packed in a vintage-styled sleeve, on Cineploit.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Macula Dog
Why Do You Look Like Your Dog?

Premium weirdo sonics from New York’s Macula Dog. Every inch of their songs seems to contain some unexpected digital curio, and, when taken as a whole, Why Do You Look Like Your Dog? comes across like a demented synth-pop band playing in a busy amusement arcade, with crazy-mirror filters occasionally distorting the sound. Unusual stuff! On Wharf Cat Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Pan Sonic
Atomin Paluu

This right here represents the final recordings of Finnish heavyweights Pan Sonic! Suitably for a group with such a brutalist sound, they were commissioned to soundtrack a documentary about building a nuclear power plant: construction recordings are integrated into Vainio and Vaisanen’s harsh digital structures, with award-winning results! Atomin Paluu is out on Blast First Petite.