Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Pantha du Prince
The Triad

German techno producer Pantha Du Prince is known for his conceptual mimal works on Dial and Rough Trade. He return to Rough trade with his first album since 2010, working on the concept of collaboration and humanising his music. The Triad has many collaborative efforts on it with Queens, Joachim Schultz and Kassian von Troyer.

BBC Radiophonic Workshop
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - 21

The legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop should need no introduction at all, being the unprecedented space in which the likes of Delia Derbyshire and Daphne Oram were able to conjure electronic magic. This compilation was released in 1979 to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Workshop’s formation, and contains an array of wonderful TV themes. On Silva Screen.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks

Lu Katavist
Inburst


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port-royal
You Ware Nowhere

port-royal’s recent album Where Are You Now gets the full remix treatment, with producers turning in an array of different approaches to the material. The Sight Below, John Tejada and To Destroy A City are all involved, as are two winners of a remix competition! How sweet. 13 tracks over more than 70 minutes, on n5MD.

James K
Pet

James K is pretty wild. On her debut album Pet, she rages all over the place. Whispering over beats, or humming psychotic musings in between warped electronic noise, James K will never allow a dull moment. After the Sokit 7” last year, we’ve been waiting for more music - ready to run if we had to, but eager for more.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

The Nag's Head
Gluud Und Scruud

As The Nag’s Head, producer Stephen Maskell makes a kind of strange-man’s techno: the pulse is present, just about dancefloor-suited, but the genre’s usual trappings are replaced with a melange of strange sounds and tones. Nicely done. Gluud Und Scruud is released as a shiny tape on the Kit Records label, accompanied by an A3 poster.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

John Carpenter
Lost Themes II

The horror master returns with a swiftly followed up sequel to his 2014 album 'Lost Themes'. Several collaborators from that project remain including Carpenter's son Cody but this time the composers had the luxury of spending time collaborating in the same city. This has led to a more focussed work with a wider palette of sounds. Next stop for Carpenter? The road. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks

DJC
Club Constructions 7

It’s been three years since the last Club Constructions release. DJC steps up to bring his rough and ready, straight-to-dancefloor bangers. The mysterious DJC joins the ranks of Jam City, L-Vis 1990, Lil Silva and Helix in this fascinating “DJ tool” series that is specifically tailored to getting clubs shaking.
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  • Artist(s):
  • DJC
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Jorge Velez
Animals Disk

Jorge Velez delivers a curious set of “animal-themed electronic exploration”, utilising only, a Microbrute synth and samples from a Fairlight CMI. Animals Disk is overtly digital, almost plastic in tone, but Velez does a good job of rendering these peculiar compositions tuneful and compelling as well as texturally wild. 12” on L.I.E.S.
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HEX
HEX

HEX is a project of two producers / artists from London, Charlie Noon and Tom Field. This self-titled debut release finds them frantically cutting and combining genres of electronic music into a fierce whole. A firm core of low bass and propulsive beats will typically be surrounded by digital detritus, extra beat flurries and half-heard samples. Bold stuff on Liberation Technologies.
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  • Artist(s):
  • HEX
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Blackhill Transmitter
Blackhill Transmitter

Blackhill Transmitter is another pseudonymous side-project from the Future Sound Of London crew. The vibe is vintage-spooky, with thick synth-sounds circulating around clomping beats. Hard-to-explain sounds enter the mix too, quite conceivably from a haunted radio mast somewhere… 180g vinyl release on the group’s own FSOL Digital label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

MGUN
Gentium

Detroit man Manuel Gonzales has been producing the material that appears on Gentium, which appears under his MGUN moniker, since 2007. Most of it is bounced live onto cassette: Gonzales believes in capturing the moment of creation as it occurs. Double LP of cutting techno / electro, on Don’t Be Afraid.

Jan St. Werner
Felder

Jan St. Werner (perhaps best known as a member of Mouse On Mars) has here produced an interesting slab of electroacoustics, built up from straight-up electronic sounds, physical instruments, and electronically synthesised versions of physical instruments, although it may not always be obvious which is which. Felder is a carefully textured work worthy of close investigations. On Thrill Jockey.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ash Koosha
I AKA I

The consistently reliable Ninja Tune label unveil the debut from Ash Koosha. The Iranian born and London based artist makes a dense, and purposefully inhuman electronica that is rooted in sound design, as well as drone and widescreen techno. The unique compositions on | AKA | are striking in their complexity, but emotionally powerful too.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Babyfather
"BBF" Hosted By DJ Escrow

Babyfather -who I think you’ll find is a pseudonym for Dean Blunt, often working alongside Arca (though we've been told by Hyperdub this isn't who it is despite the earlier EP being credited to both - legal ed) is clearly in a archly sarcastic state-of-the-nation mood: just look at that sleeve art! “BBF” Hosted By DJ Escrow is the first full-length attributed to the project, and slides slickly around that murky Blunt territory. Includes ‘Meditation’. On Hyperdub.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Alex Barnett
Chew From The Mind

Midwich Productions unleash the debut of Chicago synthesizer don Alex Barnett. Fresh from working with the Blackest Ever Black label and Oakeater group, on Chew From The Mind Barnett has produced an introspective slice of electronica. Synth pop, no wave and Ennio Morricone’s soundtracks all meet in his freeform compositions.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

HIDE
Flesh For The Living

On the wonderfully titled Flesh For The Living artist Heather Gabel and musician Seth Sher have joined up as HIDE. Together they produce industrial drone made for basement sound-systems, with suitably disturbing H.P. Lovecraft-inspired artwork. They make a pleasantly bleak racket that's all very sinister.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Immix Ensemble & Vessel
Transition

Transition is a very interesting record, combining the talents of Vessel (part of Bristol’s Young Echo collective) with Daniel Thorne’s contemporary Immix Ensemble. Vessel’s electronics creep around the edges of the clarinets, strings etc. of the Ensemble, in a set of carefully worked-out, dynamic compositions. A highly original LP. On Erased Tapes.

Ekoplekz
Entropik EP

Tough and twisty analogue rhythms combine with heavy drones in the latest from Bristol’s Ekoplekz (a.k.a Nick Edwards). The Beltram referencing Entropik EP boasts two side long tracks stretching over 10 minutes each and building into melodic lo-fi conceptual symphonies. Out on 12” vinyl from Planet Mu.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

TOM And His Computer
Small Disasters EP

Thomas Bertelsen has been actively involved in DJing and production for quite some time: his new alias, TOM And His Computer, now releases its first EP. Small Disasters is largely electronic and tuned to the dancefloor, but guitars and vocals lead some songs too. 12” release on Anders Trentmøller’s In My Room label.

Various
The Engineering Of Consent

3 producers provide 3 different “experimental takes on ‘dead sounds’” such as drum & bass (their words not mine). Lots of drones and feedback-sounds land in the mix of these ostensibly dance-themed tracks from Aql Measure, Henry Gillett and Descent. The Engineering Of Consent is out on new label Algebra Of Need as a 12” white label, limited to 300 copies only.

Vindicatrix
Al​-​Bashariyya

Vindicatrix steps up to participate in Dekorder’s ‘Hybrid-Vinyl’ series: this is the eighth edition. ‘Hybrid-Vinyl’ is a new variation on the format, containing high-quality audio on one side of the record and a picture-disc image on the other. Best of both worlds. Al-Bashariyya is strictly limited to 300 copies.

Bullion
Never Is The Change

Never Is The Change is the first single from Bullion’s recent album Loop The Loop and the DEEK label have pressed it to limited edition 12” vinyl. This tune is a clear highlight of the album, a swirling tropical house number with deadpan vocals and an organic sound palette. Its No Spirit on the other side is lovely too.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Dieter Moebius
Nurton

Dieter Moebius, the recently-deceased member of Cluster and Harmonia and one of the founding fathers of komische, recorded Nurton late in his career, in 2006. It finds him allowing the dreamy smoothness of a lot of his work to impacted on by noisy occurrences and jarring textures: even a beat! Reissued by Bureau B on CD and, for the first time, vinyl.

MXLX
^___^

Matt Loveridge’s project MXLX is one of his noisier ones, and this new album is one of his strongest works under the name. ^____^ storms through desolate black metal, howling distortion clouds and delicate guitar parts en route to a transcendent annihilation. 250 12” vinyl copies on FuckPunk, each with a poster.

The Range
Potential

The Range is James Hinton’s project, in which he dives into the infinite space of YouTube, dragging out vocal samples and repurposing them as the centre of his euphoric electronic tracks. But don’t worry, the vocalists will get due recognition in an upcoming documentary, Superimpose. Potential is released by Domino.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Niagara
Hyperocean

Hyperocean is the third album from experimental pop eccentrics Niagara and rather than easing off, this record is more dense and intense than previous releases. These are dark and complex electronic pop songs with dizzying arrangements and plenty of experimental freak-outs. Available on limited vinyl LP and CD from Monotreme.

Lucy
Self Mythology

Lucy runs the Stroboscopic Artefacts label, on which his new full-length is seeing release. Self Mythology has all the techno / ambient credentials you’d expect of a release on this Berlin label, but flutes and improvised vocals (from collaborator Jon Jacobs) push some of these tracks into interesting experimental spaces. CD and double LP editions.

Noumeno
Exosomatic Artifacts

Noumeno throws a disorientating array of digital sound at the listener, as interested in exploring texture and socio-philosophical themes as in making you dance via his broken beats. New EP Exosomatic Artefacts also includes a ‘Wall of Crystal’ reworking from Fis and another remix by the excellent Shapednoise. 12” released by the Portals Editions label.

Memotone
Chime Hours

Memotone comes from the brutal, industrial side of dance music, where harsh kickdrums and grizzly vocals replace joyful melodies. Chime Hours, on Black Acre, is the artist’s second release and is dark electronic music made with the help of analogue synths, cello, clarinet and church organ. An inventive blend of dark ambience and neoclassical minimalism.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Wieman
Cryptonesia

Goem member Roel Meekop continues to expand his solo work under the Wieman moniker with Cryptonesia. Using some obscure 80’s synth tapes by an artist called Cybe as the source material, Roel builds 2 sides of colourful electronics: twinkling beats and shimmery tones. 250 numbered LP copies on the ini.itu label.
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Jilk
In Need Of Tess

In Need Of Tess combines 2 pieces from Jilk’s soundtrack to a Nim Jethwa short film with a remix of Nuala Honan and the title track, a collaboration of sorts with Nic Kane and Hester Sorel Moriarty Thompson. Jilk are glitchy and melodic throughout, combining chamber pop with folktronica textures. 12” EP on Project: Mooncircle.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ital Tek
Hollowed

Revered label Planet Mu unveil Ital Tek’s noisy and experimental Hollowed. Tossing out his previous work, this record now has more in common with sound design, dark ambient and Ben Frost than his earlier experiments with dubstep and bass music. But don’t fear, there’s still percussion; heavy, colossal and speaker destroying percussion.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Solar Bears
Advancement

Irish electronic Duo Solar Bears have signed to Sunday Best for their new album Advancement. Their previous two releases, including the critically acclaimed Supermigration, were on Planet Mu. The pull of their new home was made all the more magnetic due to the fact that avant-garde film director David Lynch is also signed to the label. Advancement is a grand affirmation that builds on their previous genre-straddling releases that took in everything from Krautrock to library music to psychedelic electronica.

Clark
The Last Panthers

Electronics wizard Clark is back on Warp records. The Last Panthers picks up where his last self-titled album finished; mashing field recordings with precise electronic rhythms and drones. The major difference on this release is that it is the soundtrack to the series of the same name, meaning it is cinematic in scope and relentlessly ambitious.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks

Douglas Dare
Caroline / If Only

Ambient artist and stark pianist Douglas Dare has a new EP to unleash on the world, simply titled 'Caroline / If Only'. "Caroline" sees Dare take to the piano and write a crushingly sombre ballad that ascends and recedes most beautifully, while "If Only I Knew I Were Alive" is more overtly experimental, made out of looped beats and live recordings that would later be filled with Dare's own melodies. There are also some remixes from friends Rival Consoles and Throwing Snow. Alright! Let's just be happy!
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Multicast Dynamics
Outer Envelopes

Mulitcast Dynamics is a utilitarian-sounding name, behind which lies Dutch producer Samuel van Dijk. Electronic landscapes are the name of his game, Outer Envelopes often sounding like a flyby of an alien planet, loosely tethered to a distant techno framework. Fourth in a four-part series of albums, this is released by Denovali.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Higher Authorities
Neptune

Higher Authorities produced this debut album of theirs with assistance from Adrian Sherwood, so you can imagine the spacey, dub-tinged tone of the project. Neptune sounds something like a version of Clinic who’ve gone all electronic: the spooked, wary-sounding vocals and the organ are all there. Out on Domino.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Qluster
Echtzeit

Qluster is the third formation of minimal kosmische pioneers Kluster and Cluster. Original member Hans-Joachim Roedelius brings the group’s techno-futurism actually into the future, sharpening the rich synthesizer compositions of the original group with the newest technology. Echtzeit focuses on extended, improvised electronic and ambient music.

Les Sins
Michael

Chaz Bundick is better known as Tori Y Moi, professor of chillwave, but Les Sins sees him in a more overt, outward-reaching dance mood, making instrumental tunes inspired by '90s hip-hop and characterised by the very rare vocal melodies you can latch on to. 'Michael' is recommended for fans of mainstream dance music, such as Daft Punk, as informed by a variety of different avenues, including techno and electronica. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Billy Bao
Lagos sessions

Billy Bao’s Lagos Sessions is a furious mash-up of afrobeat, distorted drone and thrashing noise all wrapped up and packaged on CD by Night School. Even that ridiculous description does not do justice to the collision of improv, Nigerian percussion music and DIY noise-punk to be found here. Billy Bao is pushing the limits of noise and drone and it is wonderful.

Fhloston Paradigm
Cosmosis Vol 2

Hyperdub regular Fhloston Paradigm returns to the label for the sequel to his Cosmosis series. Cosmosis Volume 2 on vinyl 12” returns to the knotty synthesizers and downbeat electronica we loved in the original. These three tracks have a deep and soulful sound, where gorgeous organic textures combine with intense artificial rhythms.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Astrokade
Memoryfoam

Synth-explorations of an 80’s sci-fi arcade video game kind of vibe. Astrokade expertly soundtracks the kind of analogue imagery seen on Memoryfoam’s cover, with electronics of all stripes taking part in the shiny nostalgic rush. Released as a C38 cassette tape on the Kent-based Kitchen Dweller label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Secret Boyfriend
Memory Care Unit

The Blackest Ever Black label continues its search for the bleakest drone and synthesizer music with this release from Secret Boyfriend. On Memory Care Unit the artist explores live improvisation, but keeps the Coil-influenced dark ambient elements seen on 2013’s This is Where You’ve Always Lived. The icy drones on this vinyl LP, and included download, are abrasive, yet intimate.

MMOTHS
Luneworks

Young Irish producer Jack Colleran, who goes under the name of MMOTHS, is highly capable with that smooth and mournful style of modern electronica: soulful vocals and cavernous synths over a steady beat. Luneworks is his debut full-length album, following a few years building up a reputation. CD release on Because Music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Strategy
Information Pollution

Abstract ambience and drone from Paul Dickow’s Strategy project. This alien music is produced from radio static, snippets of battered tapes and distorted field recordings. Information Pollution is an apt title too, as assorted found sounds and ambient recordings overlap and fill the space, like harsh noise for the digital age.
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Fatima Al Qadiri
Brute

Brute is another leap forward for Fatima Al Qadiri’s high-concept, politicised electronic music, and Hyperdub records is the perfect home for it. The album’s theme is state violence and the militarisation of the police and Al Qadiri adapts global electronic sounds to make her arguments. This is futuristic, but also dystopian, electronic music that will still sound great played in a dingy club.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ricardo Donoso
Sarava Exu Remixes

Following the acclaimed album Savara Evu, Denovali have pressed a collection of remixes to 12” vinyl.  A variety of diverse styles were invited to explore Ricardo Donoso’s austere drones. Orphx ties those dry synthesizers into a dub techno framework, Thomas Köner explores the icy ambient he’s been developing for over a decade and the other inclusions push the sounds further into abstraction. This is a limited heavyweight pressing that includes download code and extra thick sleeve.

Brood Ma
DAZE

Brood Ma’s new full-length DAZE is aptly titled: the club-filling heavy rhythms at the core of these tracks are swathed in a mass of digital noise and swirling effects, making for a disorientating listen. Apt, as 21st century cultural warfare is one of Brood Ma’s stated themes. Still danceable though. On Tri Angle.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Apostille
Virile Strain Transmission

Apostille is the solo project name of Night School records instigator Michael Kasparis. Following his 2015’s debut album ‘Powerless’, ‘Virile Strain Transmission’ EP is an experiment into the unknown, in the words of Kasparis ‘Virile Strain Transmission an attempt to learn by unlearning, to explore all the doubts I had, blow them out of proportion, examine them and be without mercy.’
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Underworld
Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future

UK dance music originals Underworld return with Barbara, Barbara We Face A Shining Future their first release in six years. The band’s tight synth pop dynamics and heavy, house percussion still feel fresh, as does their commitment to bringing some wit and silliness to electronic music. Available as vinyl LP and CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Dieter Moebius
Blotch

In honour of the recently-departed Dieter Moebius of Cluster, Bureau B are now reissuing his 4 most recent solo albums. 1999’s Blotch is a set of electronic compositions that loop loops upon loops, resulting in some fine hypnotic semi-ambient atmospheres. Available on CD or, for the first time, on vinyl.

Jire
Zang

The producer behind Jire is just 20 years old: remarkable when you hear the talent on display here. Zang pokes its head through the door of the club for a while, but mostly prefers to hang out in the abstract computer music suite next door. A cavalcade of frantic digital sonics, lovely stuff. 12” on No Pain In Pop.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Alex Coulton / Chevel / Simo Cell
WSDM004

Split vinyl 12” from Alex Coulton, Chevel and Simo Cell. Wisdom Teeth have brought these artists together on WSDM004 to showcase their outsider variations on house and squealing acid techno. There’s certainly a competitive element here, with each artist trying to produce the bizarrest dancefloor experiment, without losing sight of that all-important groove.

Crash Course In Science
Jump Over Barrels

Crash Course In Science are a post-punk band formed by three art school students in Philadelphia in 1979. Whilst guitars, drums and synths were used, the band eschewed convention by experimenting with toy instruments and kitchen appliances to add to their sound. Jump Over Barrells was recorded in 1981, intended for an album called Near Marineland, the song remained unmixed and unreleased. This 12” also features a robust remix by Charles Manier aka Tadd Mullinix and a demo version from 1980 which highlights the track’s raw sparseness.

Submotion Orchestra
Colour Theory

Submotion Orchestra’s new record is another strong suite of jazz-electronica, with soulful guest vocals from Andrew Ashong and Ruby Wood. Fittingly for the album’s name, Colour Theory is available in a beautiful white-vinyl-with-rainbow-splatter edition, exclusively for independent stores like us.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Silk Saw
Imaginary Landscapes

When the press release comes describing an artist as indescribable you’re either in trouble or they’re wrong… I am unsure as to which it is yet, Silk Saw have so many elements in Imaginary Landscapes one finger isn’t enough. The dark violins and orchestral parts with industrial electronics and 808s fight each other as much as they complement. One for fans of Demdike Stare and Blackest Ever Black territories.

Essaie Pas
Demain est une autre nuit

Essaie Pas are an electro-disco-pop duo hailing from Montreal. Debut full-length Demain est une autre nuit is laden with atmosphere whilst also carrying great momentum: enough, in fact, that they supported Factory Floor on a US tour. French-language vocals keep their distance, while the rhythmic pulse keeps you warm.
  • Label(s):
  • DFA

Matmos
Ultimate Care II

Musical eccentrics Matmos are back on Thrill Jockey with more high-concept funny business. On Ultimate Care II their electronic experiments are constructed entirely from sounds produced by, or on, their washing machine. With the help of some friends (including Dan Deacon) the sounds are processed, sampled, sequenced and mashed into oblivion. The results are complex percussive outbursts that bring to mind a more pop-inclined Autechre.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Function & Vatican Shadow
Games Have Rules

Here's a collaboration between electronic big hitters Function and Vatican Shadow who have combined forces,  simultaneously stripping back each producer’s main production elements - the dancefloor-focused techno structures of Function; the experimental cassette-roots of Vatican Shadow - to create an album of dynamic electronic ambient music, equal parts rhythmic and atmospheric. 

Prefuse 73
Every Color of Darkness

Four years since his last significant release under his best known and most revered recording name, Prefuse 73, aka Guillermo S. Herren, who has been busy elsewhere with collaborative work, remixes and live performances, is finally releasing not one, but three full length LPs due out this year. ‘Every Color of Darkness’ is built from the darkest elements of Prefuse 73's world, expressing an uneasy romanticism through manic and broken, jazzy beats and phrasing.

Beacon
Escapements

Beacon are a pair of New Yorkers, crafting sleek electro-pop with a lithe twist. For Escapements, their second album, they’ve enlisted extra help from Rory O’Connor, the drummer from Tycho, bringing some live percussion into the electronic mix. Released by the Ghostly International label.

Symmetry
Themes For An Imaginary Film

The album’s made by Johnny Jewel and his mate Nat Walker (Desire). It’s three hours long, it’s called Themes For An Imaginary Film and is the debut release of yet another new Jewel venture, Symmetry. The LP edition is pressed on ‘windshield dipped in blood’-coloured vinyl. Themes For An Imaginary Film is targeted at ‘Painters, Writers, Photographers, Designers, Cruisers, Night Walkers, & Dreamers’, and it sounds like a perfect simulacrum of all of Jewel’s other output. We have reached peak-Jewel - this is a thing of retro-fetishist, Italo-wave, hypnagogic, New-Romantic beauty.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
The Delaware Road

The Delaware Road is a soundtrack to a film loosely based on the careers and lives of electronic musicians Delia Derbyshire and John Baker. It was devised by Alan Grubby and explores the pairs' obsession with sound, sex and the occult. The 19 track album features some of the leading lights of British electronica, jazz, folk, prog, world and spoken world music such as The Dandelion Set, Dolly Dolly, Loose Capacitor, Rodin Lee and Tongues of Fire. Recommended for those who like electronica, Jazz from the dark side of the moon, and gothic folk grooves.

Bengalfuel
Rapalyea

‘Rapalyea’ is the latest release on Shimmering Moods Records by ambient synthesizer soundscapers Bengalfuel. Conjuring futuristic landscapes of desolate and peaceful majesty over luxurious pads and layer happy production, the record simmers with restraint until the final piece, which culminates in a rage of melodic chaos and mechanical beats.
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Jordan GCZ
Lushlyfe II

Jordan Czamanski goes by many names and groups; Magic Mountain High and Juju and Jordash to name two. Under his lesser heard from Jordan GCZ alias he creates mesmerising and highly imaginative electronic experiments. With previous releases on Future Times and Off Minor Lushlyfe II is off-track in into a wilderness of warm chords, arps, bips and analogue squeals.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Roly Porter
Third Law

On Third Law, Roly Porter untethers from the experimental dance music he made with Kuedo as half of Vex’d. As he floats further into uncharted territory, what remains is vast immaculate drones, ominous organs and sub-bass pressure. This is extremely heavy music for those who like their sound design mixed with noise; think Ben Frost or Kangding Ray.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

K-X-P
III Part 2

Another installment in K-X-P’s continuing quest to produce a catalogue high-grade, minimally-titled, rhythmically-intense synth-kraut albums. III Pt. 2 follows up on last year’s III Pt. 1, and was recorded in the same sessions. Another dark and immersive ride from these Finns. CD release on Svart.

Public Memory
Wuthering Drum

Very hard to pin down vocal electronica from Public Memory. On Wuthering Drum abrasive electronic textures, hip-hop drums and neoclassical piano are all held together by Robert Toher’s melancholic vocals and lyrics of alienation. A thoughtful and minimal record with a trip-hop sensibility. CD and vinyl LP on Felte.

Guy Andrews
Our Spaces

Guy Andrews became frustrated with his musical direction. His DJ sets weren’t quite doing it for him anymore. Starting from a clean slate with his debut album Our Spaces, he has created an album of electronica that shakes of the shackles of working within one genre. Our Spaces balances aggressiveness with sensitivity perfectly for a blissful experience. On Houndstooth.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Elliott Power
Once Smitten

Once Smitten is the debut album from London native Elliott Power. The album explores the dark, hidden recesses of his hometown through the genre mashing of soul, trip-hop and UK bass music, recalling classic sounds that may have been heard on the Mo-Wax label in its heyday. Power is signed to the ambitious Marathon Artists, a label whose scope and vision suits him rather well. The album also features contributions from Dorian Lutz.

Bullion
Loop The Loop

Deek Recordings unveil the debut album from Bullion. Loop The Loop continues the inventive electronic pop Bullion released in a series of vinyl singles. This London artist makes an eclectic electro-funk that splices 1980s synth pop with modern technology and the catchiest hooks imaginable. The dazzling instrumentation has got him called prog-pop, but it’s much better than that sounds.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Hanz
Reducer

Tri-Angle aren’t a label for the feint of heart. North Carolina based producer Hanz melds the sound of Death Grips, raw free form punk energy of This Heat into a loose hip hop production mentality. Sampling without any rules. Ranging from heavy head nodding of Count to the disconcerting The History Of.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Andrew Weatherall
Convenanza

After many years as an in-demand producer and record selector, Andrew Weatherall is now back to producing original music. Psychedelically-tinged electronica and groovy, pulsing instrumentals lead the way on Convenanza, building into a messy splash of colour. Released as a CD or double LP by Rotters Golf Club.

Moby
Hotel Ambient

Hotel Ambient by Moby was originally released as bonus disc on the limited edition version of his 2005 album Hotel. This version has been expanded to include extra tracks and fully remastered. Hotel Ambient contains some of Moby’s best ambient material - music you can really get lost in. The album showcases Moby’s influences from modern classical pioneers such as Phillip Glass and Steve Reich and the godfather of ambient music, Brian Eno to the revolutionary Detroit techno of Derrick May and the IDM found on the Warp label’s roster in its early days.

Karl Bartos
Communication

The Trocadero label repress Karl Bartos’ 2003 synth-pop gem Communication. Bartos was an integral member of Kraftwerk and this album was his solo debut. The initial release was poorly marketed, meaning these great synth driven songs went mostly unnoticed. Communication updates the Kraftwerk formula, with vocodered vocals and elaborate synth hooks.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Mats Erlandsson
Valentina Tereshkova

On Valentina Tereshkova, Mats Erlandsson crafts six electroacoustic compositions that balance his love of sound design and compositional training, with a dark, roughness he channels from harsh noise. The tracks on this vinyl LP from Posh Isolation are poised between graceful, cinematic drone and gritty industrial soundscapes; not a bad place to be really.

Dionysian
Dionysian

‘Dionysian’ by Dionysian is a collaborative memorial project release from experimental sound and art labels Börft records and iDEAL records, in celebration of the music of their friend and contemporary Joel Brindefalk. This release focuses on the noisier elements of Joel Brindefalk’s back catalogue by posthumously issuing long unreleased, industrial noise material composed over a weekend in 1992 with friends and fellow noise makers Joachim Nordwall, Christian Topac and Johan Petersson.
  • Vinyl LP (iDEAL131)
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A-Trak (featuring Jamie Lidell)
We All Fall Down

Producer A-Trak is riding high on the EDM wave at the moment, with those sugar-rush synths, vertiginous drops and huge popular rhythms his stock-in-trade. For All Fall Down he’s teamed up with neo-soul man Jamie Lidell for a single that sounds like it already knows it’s going to be a massive hit. 7” on Fools Gold
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ocoeur
Reversed

Franck Zaragoza steps out under his Ocoeur moniker for a fourth full-length exploration of the melancholy possibilities of solo piano compositions. I say solo piano: some delicate string arrangements also curl themselves around the edges of Reversed. Released by n5MD on both CD and grey / white vinyl formats.

Yellow Magic Orchestra
BGM

BGM is the extremely influential 1981 release from Japanese synth-pop eccentrics Yellow Magic Orchestra. Ryuichi Sakamoto’s gurgling synthesizers mesh with motorik drum machines and the catchiest melodies you have ever heard. This reissue from Music on Vinyl comes on 180 gram wax and the first 1000 pressed are also on transparent vinyl. The dense pop-experimentalism of this record is still shocking.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Stabat Stable
Ultrissima On The Junk's Moon

DIY tape experiments and bedroom post-punk from the incredibly obscure French artist Stabat Stable. Cache Cache have done all the hard work on this vinyl LP, first tracking down scuzzy cassettes and rare pressings and then compiling them all in this wonderful package. Ultrissima On The Junk's Moon blends cheap drum machines and playful synths into an unclassifiable proto-electro.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ocean Floor
Jupiter

Originally released on cassette (uber limited to only 33 copies) label ZamZam Records, Ocean Floor has taken it upon himself to re-release Jupiter on vinyl. 10 tracks of organs and synths mappping a stargazing journey, think of a lo-fi Gustav Holst without the grandeur - it’s ultimately quite charming.

1115
The Drowned World

High-tempo electronic experiments from the search engine-unfriendly 1115. On Drowned World the duo bring together analogue gear and looped and modulated vocals. Their aim is to create an updated form of traditional percussive musical forms. This is like a dense, repetitive and extremely great kosmische drum circle that slowly collapses on itself.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Yearning Kru
Copper Vale

Copper Vale finds Taiwan producer Yearning Kru conjuring up a fantasy landscape derived from sci-fi literature. So expect a swirl of electronics dashed heavily with samples, all adding up to a lo-fi evocation of an imaginary realm. Copper Vale is released on Planet Mu in a joint effort with Kuedo’s Knives imprint.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Thug Entrancer
Arcology

With his previous release on Software Thug Entrancer introduced us to his abstract blend of Techno and footwork and with Arcology he’s extrapolated it to the Nth degree. There are joyous Squarepusher esque uplifting chord sequences, 303 squelches, and FM burbs atop of a bed of footwork shuffles. There’s a lot of rave culture joy in this.

Illum Sphere
Second Sight

Veteran of the Manchester scene (and Hoya:Hoya cofounder) Illum Sphere lands his first tracks in almost 2 years, on the Ninja Tune label. Second Sight and its partner ‘Ritual’ are tightly oscillating mechanistic bangers, with a good deal of cold-wave synth lathered over the top. 12” vinyl on Ninja Tune.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

MV Carbon
The Sun Will Turn on You

Ominous industrial drone from New York based artist MV Carbon. On The Sun Will Turn on You she mangles noisy homemade synths with processed cello, for a sound which could be the imaginary score to the bleakest John Carpenter film. This edition of 250 from Discombobulate comes on striking red vinyl, obviously.
  • Vinyl LP (BOB008)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl

Baumann / Koek
Baumann / Koek

Bureau B reissue Baumann/Koek’s self-titled 1978 kosmische synth workout on vinyl LP and CD. ‘Reissue’ doesn’t do justice to the label’s discovery of this dense and psychedelic drone album, which was originally pressed to only 1000 copies. The glistening arpeggios and drum machines were so far ahead of time, that now they deserve to be considered alongside contemporaries such as Klaus Schulze and Dieter Moebius.

Tenstoreys
The Yellow

This debut cassette release by Tenstoreys is the third release on Kwes’ imprint Bokkle. The Yellow is a surreal piece of tape manipulation and sound collage that comes across as a sort of melodic pop-drone. Soupy samples and cut-up percussion fight for space against cheap synthesizers. A relentlessly unpredictable and fun album that will terrify the neighbours.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

FvRTvR
Following Shapes to the Edge of a Drift

FvRTvR is a project featuring long-term talented weirdo Fritz Welch, working with Guido Henneboehl. The sonic results that wash up on Following Shapes To The End Of A Drift are wild and deranged: messed-up throat sounds lead the charge of all sorts of unidentified ‘other’ noises. White vinyl, 250 copies, on Discombobulate.

Alex Smoke
Love Over Will

Available as CD and vinyl LP on R&S, Love over Will is a grand and melancholy collection of electronica from Alex Smoke. Following a run of great EPs, this album blends icy new wave synths and drum machines with Smoke’s classical training and longing voice. His crisp electronic productions are always matched with a dark and inventive wit.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Abbott / Buxton
Wasserfall I-IV

Trevor Abbott’s Wasserfall series of tracks share an analogue-synth directness and a catchy electro-dancefloor sensibility, although some are also happy to plunge into the abrasive (see ‘WF III’). Just 100 copies of this 12” vinyl out there, self-released by the artist within a coloured sleeve.
  • Vinyl 12"
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Howes
3.5 Degrees

Youthful producer Howes has compositional skills beyond his years, working with modular synth patches with a focus often lacking from many stick-all-the-leads-in-and-hope-for-the-best synth dabblers. 3.5 Degrees is his debut album, and is made up mostly of single-take tracks recorded after days of careful patch design. Strong, multifaceted electronics out on Melodic.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Francesco Cavaliere
Gancio Cielo

The debut album from artist, composer and all-round eccentric Francesco Cavaliere, Gancio Cielo is available on vinyl LP from Hundebiss records. Francesco’s voice is the main source of his music, but twisted into strange new shapes by homemade circuit boards and effects. The mixture of recognizable vocals and mangled ones creates a surreal drone collage reminiscent of the bizarrest radiophonic experiments.

Ricardo Donoso
Symmetry

The first three albums produced by Ricardo Donoso have been compiled into two very handsome box sets by Denovali. Minimal polyrhythmic ambient compositions that take the listener to a special place. As hypnotic and questing as a Steve Reich piece. 3CD box or a limited-to-200-copies-only quadruple white vinyl box.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

John Baker & The BBC Radiophonic Workshop
The Vendetta Tapes

The Vendetta Tapes is a collection of rare cues, tunes and sonic oddities lovingly crafted by John Baker & The Radiophonic Workshop for a 1960’s mafia caper TV show. Much of this has never been released before, and plenty of truly fascinating sounds are sprinkled all over. The CD has ten more tracks than the vinyl. On Buried Treasure.

DJ Katapila
Trotro

The always reliable Awesome Tapes From Africa return with this ace CD and double vinyl LP from DJ Katapila. Trotro is a fast-paced mash-up of Ghanaian traditional music and modern technology. Katapila sings, shouts and chants over backing that sounds as if it had been beamed from the golden age of detroit house. Ferociously fast drum machines chatter over the minimalist musical forms of gome, kpanlogo and gyama.