Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Prefuse 73
Rivington Nao Rio

Prefuse 73 returns after a remarkably long break (four years!) to treat us all with a fresh platter of his clicking minimal-hip-hop, reverb-soaked and with odd production touches abound. Guest vocalists include Busdriver, Rob Crow and Helado Negro, and Rivington Nao Rio is released by Temporary Residence.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Arthur's Landing
Second Thoughts

Arthur’s Landing is the name given to this project in which songs by the belived Arthur Russell are mixed and remixed by a bevy of talent. In the case of Second Thoughts we have Alkino, Bob Blank, Virgin Magnetic Material and several others. LP version is split across two parts, on Buddhist Army.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Becoming Real
Pure Apparition

This album is the debut full-length of Becoming Real, a Glasgow-based producer turning out simmeringly bass-loaded tracks that dabble in grime / post-grime. Pure Apparition leans more towards dancefloor instrumental tracks than the MC-fronted material he’s often leaned towards in the past. On Transgressive.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Nosaj Thing
Fated

Available on 12” Vinyl or CD on Innovative Leisure. Nosaj Thing’s debut album Drift was heralded as a landmark record, and quite rightly so, pushing texture and melody into the foreground. After leaving 4 years before his follow up Home Jason Chung seems more eager to refine his sound even further with Fated. A must for fans of Lapalux and Flying Lotus.

Actress
DJ-Kicks

Actress is known for mixing it up in his DJ sets, unafraid to shift BPMs and genres dramatically. This mix for DJ Kicks (the 49th in the series) is his first commercially released mix, finally allowing the home listener to hear what he gets up to on the decks. Includes tracks from Autechre, Mark Fell and Shit and Shine, plus an exclusive from Actress himself.
  • Label(s):
  • !K7

Eugene Ward
Paint en Pointe

Originally the soundtrack to five months of modern dance exhibition in Sydney, the music on Paint en Pointe is both abstract and catchy. Heavily percussion driven, Eugene Ward, also known as Dro Carey / Tuff Sherm, will treat you to the perfect environment to experience your own expressive dance in.
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Gacha
Send Two Sunsets

Send Two Sunsets is no less than the first full length release of Gacha, a producer with a fondness for low-key semi-ambience. His work fits very well with guest vocalist Natalie Beridze, often singing at a level scarcely above a whisper. Limited edition vinyl in a fetching shade of blue, on the Apollo label.
  • Vinyl LP (AMB1507LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Apostille
Powerless

DIY mainstay and Night School label owner Michael Kasparis takes his industrial strength synth-punk project Apostile to the next logical place by self-releasing his debut full length LP. You may know him as a member of Please or perhaps The Lowest Form but anyone who has stumbled upon his releases for Clan Destine and Goaty Tapes will be aware of the Apostile’s inherent might as a entity within itself, fiercely independent and driven as the man is, you’d expect nothing less from his solo outlet. ‘Powerless’ taps into Kaparis’s chosen field with new insights, giving the de-composted slurry of Suicide-esque trash punk aesthetics a new lease of bewildered life. Kasparis’s intense live performances are a testament too his continued mission to bridge the gap between audience and performer and it’s great to hear some of that energy translate on record, which, if Soundcloud preview ‘Good Man’ is anything to go by, will be immense.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Drew Lustman
The Crystal Cowboy

Drew Lustman aka ‘Falty DL’ takes on a new persona for this sharper, more economical release ‘The Crystal Cowboy’. Consisting of eleven tracks of musical rejuvenation, Lustman’s new material sees the artist flourish away from the conceptual pressures of his former alter ego. The result is an experiment in musical freedom through hardcore drum and bass with elements of funk and soul that bring an enticing, melodic depth to his sonic fantasyland.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

MG
MG

‘MG’ is the first solo album in over a decade by Depeche Mode co-founder Martin Gore, due for release on the 27th of April on London based label Mute records. This low-key titled album, recorded at Gore’s home studio in Santa Barbara comprises of sixteen tracks of instrumental electronic music soundscapes with a classic sci-fi soundtracks influence.
  • Artist(s):
  • MG
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

George FitzGerald
Fading Love

George FitzGerald is a DJ and producer who made his name spinning discs at the worlds greatest clubs. He has also been displaying his abilities as a resident DJ on Radio 1 for the past couple of years. Fading Love is his debut album and an attempt to recreate the intimacy of the smaller club nights he used to play. It can be thought of as the kind of thinking man’s electro that Caribou and Jon Hopkins make.

Sebastien Tellier
Allers Vers Le Soleil

Taken from the album ‘L’Aventura’, Sebastien Tillier’s remix EP, ‘Allers Vers Le Soleil’  is a beautiful layering of subtle, uplifting soft synthesizers, classic eighties bass sounds, dreamy melodies and warmly distorted, nostalgic samples with silky soft vocals through a warm fuzzy filter. It’s like The Wonder Years and a hot bath at the same time. The EP also includes remixes by Principle Of Geometry and Walter and contributions from The Horrors Tom Furse.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Bruce Ditmas
Yellow Dust

Progressive pop synthesist Bruce Ditmas began life as a teen prodigy jazz drummer in Miami Beach where he was raised until he was relocated to New York where he eventually met up with vocalist Joan La Barbara (later Mrs Morton Subotnick). La Barbara encouraged Ditmas in his experiments in heavy electronic rhythms and the potential of musical technology. ‘Yellow Dust’ is a compilation from Ditmas’s solo Moog/drum albums from 1977 using a Mini-Moog, an Arp 2600 and a variety of other processed, percussion instruments.

Tyondai Braxton
HIVE1

Available on CD vinyl LP on Nonesuch. Former Battles frontman Tyondai Braxton is probably fed up of being described as such, after all he has many more “strings to his bow”. Having had many compositions played all over the world he has returned with his first solo outing since 2009. Whilst Central Market and his earlier work were vocal and string arrangement focus, Hive1 is a much more synthetic beast.

Squarepusher
Damogen Furies

Expect the unexpectedly expected from this new work from nightmare-inducing sound weirdo Squarepusher. On Warp on 21st April, Damogen Furies is the usual fare from this pioneering UK artist who blends analogue and digital to create monster-summoning tracks from the depths of his frankly terrifying psyche. On vinyl double LP or CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Zombi
The Zombi Anthology

Zombi, a duo from Pittsburgh, were hugely influenced by the band Goblin who wrote the score for the original Dawn Of The Dead film. It was also where they got their name, the Italian release of the film being called Zombi. The Zombi Anthology features the multi layered looping of synth, bass and drums making sounds that sit somewhere between space rock and classic horror scores. If you've been buying up the recent slew of John Carpenter film score reissues, this may be your bag.

Peine Perdue
Disparitions

‘Disparitions’ is the first vinyl, full length album by Berlin based artist/musicians Peine Perdue (aka Stephane Argillet and Coco Gallo). Released on French label Medical Records, ‘Disparitions’ is a poetic, mathematical, pattern inspired abstraction of economical synth-pop, coloured by the eclectic personality of it’s creators.

Van Kaye + Ignit
A Slight Delay

A Slight Delay was originally a c60 cassette released in 1981 as the first explorations of Van Kaye and Ignit, a Dutch pair with a great interest in these new-fangled electronic sounds that were becoming newly available. These are intimate recordings, made with wide eyes and a certain degree of oddity. Nicely remastered double LP on Dark Entries.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Second Layer
World Of Rubber

Available on CD on Cherry Red. Second Layer featured Adrian Borland and Graham Bailey of The Sound fame. a definite for fans of The Sound World of Rubber has the same post-punk drive but with many of the human elements being replaced with synths and drum machines creating a sound akin to Throbbing Gristle or Psychic TV.

Craig Leon
Bach To Moog

Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it moogingly well is! It’s Johann Sebastian Bach set to moog synthesizer. Produced by Craig Leon, with the exception of strings every sound on the album is driven out of the bizarre and wonderful moog, which celebrates it’s 50th anniversary in 2015 and also the 10th anniversary of the death of its creator, Dr. Robert Moog. Bach to Moog is playful fun, embrace it!

Howling
Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground is all about collaborations. Howling is the culmination of Ry X from The Acid and Frank Wiedemann from Ame and Innervisions. It’s released by Modeselektor’s Monkeytown label and Ninja Tune imprint Counter. If Thom Yorke had recorded for Kompakt it might have turned out as sweetly repetitive as this. Out on coloured vinyl 2LP with download for 5 additional bonus tracks + 6x 12" inlay cards. Also available on vinyl 2LP and CD on Monkeytown x Counter.

Lapalux
Many Faces Out of Focus

Pictures are repressing this debut release from Essex producer Stuart Howard aka Lapalux, a time capsule from his formative days. While recent output has borderline trap tendencies, Many Faces Out of Focus lies within the ambient/'post-dubstep' scene of 2010-12, with downtempo beats and hazy synth textures galore. 

Shlohmo
Dark Red

Available as either 12” Vinyl or CD. Shlohmo’s 2nd album is a push past his usual sound, venturing into almost post-IDM/rock territory. Shlohmo himself Citing Burzum and Boards of Canada and signposts for this album is pretty on point, I’d also add the slower darkened cold 80s tones of oOoOO and other slow witchhouse into the mix.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Sun Glitters
Scattered Into Light

Life is a glitch and Sun Glitters want to ride it all night long. Their new record, 'Scattered Into Light', betrays the same affection for fragmented electronic music that remains indelible and full of pop sensibility, with beats and synths that limp towards the finish line in true underdog spirit. Now they come with added vocals: Sara Cappai comes on board to hold the whole beautiful fractured landscape together.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Paper Dollhouse
Aeonflower

Against a sober yet rich electronic soundscape, Paper Dollhouse’s vocals are not just cardboard cutouts. They stand out like young girls’ imaginations, the dollhouse being just a background. Aeonflower, the group’s second effort, focusses on dyanmic music, and finding the balance between ambient music and noise.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

The Soft Moon
Deeper

The reclusive tones of The Soft Moon betray its humble origins: the project was never meant to be heard. But private press doesn't remain private for long, in most cases, and Luis Vasquez soon shared his melancholic wasteland of cold synth and post-punk with the world. Deeper is what it says: another additive work that offers more details to his personal truths using the same downbeat but forcefully melodic sound.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Strategy
Seeds of Paradise

12” Vinyl LP on Idle Hands. Strategy is the moniker of Portland based producer Paul Dickow. With Seeds of Paradise he explores a sort of near future sci-fi dub, filled with radio transmission crackle, lush dronescapes and spaced out dub textures. Would fit nicely alongside some of your Loscil and Kranky records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

8:58
8:58

Clock-themed solo album from Phil Hartnoll of Orbital fame, also featuring special guests including Cillian Murphy, The Unthanks, Ed Harcourt, and The Cure’s Robert Smith. Partly instrumental, and partly with spoken-word accompaniment, the self-titled 8.58 debut album is released on deluxe  double CD and deluxe double vinyl formats!
  • Label(s):
  • ACP
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Justin Velor
2013 Remixes


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Biosphere & Deathprod
Stator

Biosphere, one of Touch’s big ambient players, shares an LP with Deathprod, currently of Supersilent and formerly of Motorpsycho. Interestingly for a split release, the artists alternate tracks, which juxtaposes their sounds together, each bringing out new angles from the other. Premium Norwegian electronic sound.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Jam City
Dream A Garden

Dream A Garden is more than a piece of advice, it is also a description of the album itself: with airy vocals and dreamy synthesized accompaniments, it sounds like Jam City is dreaming a beautiful nocturnal garden packed with lights. Pretty and elusive, this follow-up to Classical Curves is hard to describe, but not hard to enjoy.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Blancmange
Semi Detached

Blancmange’s fifth album release ‘Semi-Detached’ is the first record from the British, eighties synth-poppers without the involvement of long term collaborative partner Stephen Luscombe. With it’s roots firmly planted in the sterling company of synth pioneers and hitmakers such as Soft Cell and Depeche Mode, ‘Semi-Detached’ marks a progression into new territory with this stripped down, edgy record that is musically both ecstatic and devastated as well as being very personal lyrically without losing any of the characteristically dark humour of their earlier records.

Public Service Broadcasting
The Race For Space

Second album of history footage-plundering workouts from Public Service Broadcasting. They are like the anti-hauntology. On The Race For Space the theme is the space race, though the players retain their Wrigglesworth and Willgoose monikers. Has this thing got legs? Find out on vinyl, limited indies-only vinyl, or compact disc.

MGUN
Some Tracks


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Doldrums
The Air Conditioned Nightmare

Second album by electropunkers The Doldrums. The Air Conditioned Nightmare takes its title from Henry Miller who, upon his return to the US after a decade away, found that it had become a vacuous, disconnected place. This idea is certainly represented in the dystopian sounds on the album, even if it does sound like it was made in the ‘90s. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Sub Pop.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Skip&Die
Cosmic Serpents

Don’t be fooled by the garish, cringingly teenage art & design project style cover for Cosmic Serpents by Skip&Die because behind the cover, in those dusty grooves, are some rhythmical, tropical and dance-inducing tunes, inspired by the countries in which the album was written and recorded, including Argentina, Egypt, Brazil and Portugal. Fun, fun, fun electronica to sway and groove to.  

Eskmo
Sol

Available as a CD or on limited white double vinyl LP through R&S sublabel Apollo. Written and produced at his home studio in Los Angeles Eskmo utilises field samples from the US and around the world as well dipping into string arrangements. Wanting to focus around a narrative Eskmo has created something between Arthur Russell and a strung out Son Lux.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Tairiq & Garfield
Childhood Swing

The debut release from twin brothers Tairiq & Garfield is a big production seemingly always in flux. Children to an R&B group father and a rapping mother they’ve got quite the headstart. Childhood Swing is not unlike a slow motion Squarepusher at his most sci-fi. Out on 12” vinyl from Software Recording Co.
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Gazelle Twin
Unflesh

Uncompromisingly DIY, exclusively punk and very terrifying, Gazelle Twin has of course named her new record 'Unflesh'. More menacing than ever on her new record, adding an industrial vibe to her electronic palette, Gazelle Twin deliberately restrained her sound for the record in order to make something more direct and lo-fi in aesthetic.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Dasha Rush
Sleepstep - Sonar Poems For My Sleepless Friends

A girl with a pretty voice and a thick Russian accent speaks ethereal poems over floating and remote synthesizer soundscapes. What more could you want to arm yourself against the cold of winter? Sleepstep’s Sonar Poems for my Sleepless Friends is here to help you through it, to guide you through sleeplessness with a thick warm, aural emrace.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Hot Sugar
God's Hand

Floating along the abstract plane with Hot Sugar. God's Hand is the lengthily awaited debut full length from the esoteric producer. Some call it hip-hop, whilst others probably don't have a clue about what he is getting at. It's full of bubbling samples, wacky percussion and all kinds of loops n synths. It's jarring yet kind and smooth with his delicious choice of sonic matter. Think Jonti meets Panda Bear. Out on vinyl double LP and CD from Break World.

Ryan Teague
Last Known Position

A single track from Ryan Teague’s last album is expanded and extended into an evolved form of the original on this EP release on Village Green. Minimalism as played by synthesisers. Furthermore, he has enlisted remixers to try their hand at the track: Plaid, Errors, and The Field! Imagine being remixed by The Field...

18+
Dry

Single the second from 18+’s Trust album. Dry is a slinky beast, trapped up percussion production poured over a sexy core. 18+ turns out to be an appropriate name for the duo: this is suggestive stuff, highly stylised and monochrome. Pretty compelling aesthetic all round. This 7” single is out on Houndstooth.
  • Artist(s):
  • 18+
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Espectrostatic
Escape From Witchtropolis

Alex Cuervo could start a no frills garage punk outfit as quickly as you could put two pieces of bread in a toaster, but his Espectrostatic project has taken a lot more tinkering and thinking through. Here, he takes his love of synth music and tries to get in with the crew, hoping his electronic, Kraut-influenced drones will be good enough to get framed. 'Escape From Witchtropolis' is a fascinating experiment from an artist who's loved the sounds of Tangerine Dream and motorik acts for years but only recently found the confidence to honour them.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Black Rain
Dark Pool

After the recent revival of interest in this old NYC project, spearheaded by Stuart Argabright, Black Rain deliver their first new album in 18 years. Dark moody experimental techno and futuristic EBM for fans of Carter Tutti, Severed Heads, Adam-X, Ron Morelli & L.I.E.S. plus yr dystopian sci-fi literary/celluloid classics. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Suicideyear
Japan

A fresh reissue from Louisiana-based producer Suicideyear. Initially self-released in 2013, Japan gets a new lease of life from Oneohtrix Point Never’s Software label. Featuring a handful of reworkings, Japan takes an alternate approach with a wide, spatial mix and a Carpenter-esque take on dystopian dub. Out on 12” vinyl from Software Recording Co.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Hiiragi Fukuda
Seacide

Two sides of cool improvised jams from Hiiragi Fukuda, one with guitar and one with a monophonic synth. A fun and playful sound, grabbed with whatever equipment was to hand, that also digs deep into spacey vibes. Seacide was first sighted on a limited cassette, so this proper vinyl / CD release on Trouble In Mind is most welcome.

Tsembla
Terror & Healing

Marja Johansson of Kemiallset Ystävät creates a record of abstracted and hard-wired beauty, bringing together a dense palate of sounds around motifs that circle inwards and then outwards, samples that get cut and fucked up, and a lot of electronic configuration. If "Animal Negatives" is anything to go by, with its tumultuous percussion and foggy effects, then Terror & Healing is the sound of rain tumbling down a pixelated mountainside. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ricardo Donoso
Deterrence

Available on CD or 180 gram 12” vinyl. Brazil born, Boston based composer Ricardo Donoso’s dark ambient debut Deterrence as released on extremely limited (80 copies only!) cassette in 2010. Belonging somewhere between Deaf Center and Kreng it’s getting a much needed wider release through Denovali Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Millimetrik
Lonely Lights

This album was inspired by one of the greatest ever scenarios in which to listen to music: driving around a large sparkling city at night. Lonely Lights by Millimetrik is appropriately synth-driven, with metronomic drums driving the sound always forwards. Very cinematic: lonely, as the title declares, but also beautiful.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ricardo Donoso
Sarava Exu

Available on 180 gram 12” vinyl LP with special 3D print in various colors with download code included, as well as CD digipak. Brazilian composer Ricardo Donoso who currently lives in Boston draws on his disparate compositional projects of Scuba Death and Ehnahre to create these violently evolving dark pieces which you could neatly file alongside Demdike Stare and Raime.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Jan St. Werner
Miscontinuum Album (Fiepblatter Catalogue #3)

He's one of the maestros for canonical IDM busters Mouse On Mars and a recording artist in his own right, and now Jan St. Werner has a new strand of minor electronic innovations on offer. Miscontinuum Album is an insular work of goth-influenced darkness, which uses a bedrock of electronica to blur and misshape the reality of time. Though it's a dark and lonely sounding record, it features collaborative work courtesy of Earth's riff-growler Dylan Carson, Bo Ningen's ferocious and brilliant Taigen Kawabe and Kathy Alberici. Is that enough musical proficiency for one day?
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Tahtiportti
Tahtiportti

Unhinged Finnish weirdness from a supergroup featuring members of Reverend Bizarre, Op:l Bastards and Imatran Voima. Tahtiportti blend droning chants, rudimentary electronic pulses and primitive rhythms with guttural vocals from the Stygian depths. Disorientating and addictive in equal measure. Svart strikes again!
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Prostitutes
Ecstasy, Crashing Beats and Fantasy


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Beat Spacek
Modern Streets

Ninja Tune gift us with another project from musical polymath Steve Spacek, who's out and about here under the slight and rather half-assed alias Beat Spacek. Here, he tries his hand at being a bona fide solo artist, making simpler electronic tunes recorded straight up with easily accessible technology -- i.e. any handheld Apple product he could get his hands on. Modern Streets offers fresh sounds from standard-branded tools.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Singles Club EP

Not quite what you might expect, this is not a club for the lonely at heart. It is part of the Singles Club, where ten artists created ten fancy singles. Here’s 4 highlights, ranging from early morning minimal house to melancholic ambient or existential meta-jungle… Whatever you want it to be. Unfortunately, no invitation to actual singles’ club included. Limited to 200 pressings!
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Lee Bannon
Never/Mind/The/Darkness/of/it..

Lee Bannon isn't satisfied hinting at his talents away from hip-hop production -- he's demanding the centre stage, taking the mic from us and letting us know what he can do when left to his own devices. 'Never/mind/the/darkness/of/it' is the follow-up to 'Caligula Theme Music 2. 7. 5.' and blends the same eclectic mix of trap, ambient and EDM together for what sounds like a think tank's party. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Oorutaichi
Drifting My Folklore

Well worth reading the press release for this one: two paragraphs and no sense whatsoever of what Drifting My Folklore might sound like. I highly approve of this, but should probably tell you a bit about the sound. It is difficult to be fair… Scrambling energetic electronic weirdo-pop sounds about right. Really good fun!
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Gigi Masin
Talk To The Sea

Nobody ever seems to have heard of Gigi Masin, so much respect due to Music From Memory for recovering so much material from his archive of unreleased sound. Talk To The Sea is full of curious minimal pieces, that loop vocal fragments and quiet electronics to form a quite beguiling whole. Deserves more recognition, no doubt.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Work

In 2013, electronic composer Nicolas Jaar started a subscription-based record label called Other People. This collection, titled 'Work' -- as if Jaar's managed to get the label working at a steady pace -- offers up what is mostly new material from artists on the label's roster, though there are of course a few remixes scattered about. Tunes offered up on 'Work' include a cover of Nick Drake by Dave Harrington and a track from Jaar's mainstay Soul Keita.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Maurizio Bianchi / M.B
Untitled 1980 / Untitled 2013

CD on Important Records. Gritty industrial noise produced from a single Korg MS20 synthesizer by Italian pioneer Maurizio Bianchi. Recorded and originally released in 1980 this release contains the original recordings as well as four new compositions, recorded in 2013, based on the original material.
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Paume
Transalpine EP

The third in the Melodic housebag range, follwing Howes and Georges Vert.  The idea of humanising the machine is a relationship that has forever run down the spine of electronic music. From the restrained sexuality of Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder through to the tectonic soul sampling grooves out of Detroit, Paume now makes up the next wave of musicians integrating themselves closer with the machine than ever before. On the verge of releasing his debut 12” on Melodic Records, the 'Transalpine' E.P is an exercise in organic pulses and euphoric intensity yet keeping one hand immersed in the dials and valves of the machine.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Schneider Kacirek
Shadow Documents

African rhythms make their way into a dark electronic world in Shadow Documents. Following the release of two albums of African field recordings, Stefan Schneider and Sven Kacirek take this experience to new depths supplanting these complex styles into a Western electronic template. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Bureau B.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Frank Bretschneider
Sinn + Form

Beepbeepboopbeepboop beepbeep. Who knew that innocent beeps and boops could reveal so much about the innate inability of man to define his fundamentally chaotic surroundings in exact understandable sentences? Well, Frank Bretschneider, for one. With thorough German Grundlichkeit he explores the limits of synthesizers and frequencies.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

RONiiA
RONiiA

Some sullen grooves from RONiiA. This is the self-titled release from the American underground group. With members from Marijuana Death Squad and Dark Dark Dark, amongst others, RONiiA spill out their own blend of bleak down tempo electronic-indie. Nona Marie Invie's doleful vocals croon over various synths and jagged beats which switch between spacious and heavy. Out on vinyl LP from Totally Gross Natural Product.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Machinone
Tokyo


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Simian Mobile Disco
Whorl

Odd how Simian Mobile disco emerged out of the now forgotten leftfield rock band Simian but you can't really argue with the enormous success they've had since with loads of sales all over the world and curly haired James Ford becoming a sought after producer of note. Incredibly on this album they swapped laptops for one synth and sequencer each and recorded the whole thing in front of a live audience. This approach has paid dividends with a series of subtle and refined tracks which contain ambient beatless explorations, cosmic German and Italian synth influenced tracks and splendid future techno as on the title track which has all the late night twinkling of any early Warp track.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Phil Julian
Trace

Someone let abstract-electronics-expert Phil Julian into the EMS (Elektronmusikstudion) studio in Stockholm! I can only dream of the delicious range of sound machines one might find in a proper electroacoustic music studio like that… This LP on Harbinger Sound is the result of two weeks in residence at the EMS, and it sounds quite frankly gorgeous.

Aphex Twin
I Care Because You Do

Arguably one of Aphex Twin’s greatest albums, I Care Because You Do is the last of his analogue era. You get some technoish numbers, the dog-bothering banger ‘Ventolin (Video Version)’ and ‘Alberto Balsam’, which samples a chair scrape and some metal pipes to remarkably emotionally resonant effect. Also, a classic Aphex-grin cover.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Flying Lotus
Until The Quiet Comes

2012’s ‘Until The Quiet Comes’, the fourth studio LP from Flying Lotus, represents a hugely important step in the producer-composer’s career. While previous FlyLo releases had touched on jazz - both earthly and spiritual - these influences had largely been incorporated to serve the producer’s ultra-whacked brand of hip-hop and neo-IDM. However, on ‘Until The Quiet Comes’ we find the one born Steven Ellison creating notably lusher work that draws heavily on the sounds of Alice Coltrane and Sun Ra. Synths and beats still play a part, but the way that Ellison prioritises harmony and reverie here paved the way not only for subsequent FlyLo triumphs like ‘You’re Dead!’ but also the great records we’d get from The Comet Is Coming and Floating Points later in the decade. Thundercat, Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke contribute.

Future Brown
Future Brown

Hyper-real club mutations from super-group Future Brown. Drawing from regional rap, grime, gamelan and everything in between, it feels strange calling these bizarre and glossily autotuned bangers experimental, but this is bold stuff. Postmodern party music with pan-global contributions ranging from Chicago’s Tink to London’s Kelela. Warp Records are still on form after more than two decades.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Kabutogani
Bektop


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

Mr. Mitch
Parallel Memories

Fresh from helping make Boxed's instrumental grime showcase the most exciting and daring club night for some time, Mr Mitch has a double LP for Planet Mu. All weightless string samples and beat-less arpeggios, the grime legend is catering to all you in-the-club-but-still-sad melancholics. Includes the glacial Dark0 collaboration ‘Sweet Boy Code’.

Throwing Snow
Avarice

A gooey tart of electronics and acoustics from Throwing Snow. There is a lot to be said for Avarice; loads of drones and violins set the mood, whilst some sort of Oud shit and a grumpy sub-fart plow along the bottom of this slow-mo trip-hopper. Don't worry, they actually sound great together. Out on 12" vinyl from Houndstooth.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Diplo
F10RIDA

Dance dad Diplo has been doing his own thing for a decade now and 'F10RIDA' nods at the time lapse sheepishly, offering a bunch of new tracks that celebrate the long, strange trip he's had in being a solo artist. It's a tribute to Florida, his old stomping ground, where a lot of his musical magic began.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Akkord
HTH030

Menacing techno 12" vinyl from Houndstooth label. HTH030 are two reworks of Akkord's HTH020 EP, via The Haxan Cloak and Vatican Shadow. Taking the HTH020 tracks a their own weird and foreboding directions, HTH030 sees both artists showcasing their esoteric production models, churning out two cryptic 4am techno leviathans.

Arms and Sleepers
Swim Team

'Swim Team' is the newest record from the delightfully sonorous Arms and Sleepers, who make music that evokes all the good sleepy-time genre signifiers: chillwave, trip-hop, electronica, good vibes. 'Swim Team' uses soft percussion, comforting glitch pop samples and pleasant vocal motifs. Recommended for fans of Baths' happier days making 'Cerulean'.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Three Winters
Chroma

Straight out of Norway comes 'Chroma', a debut of super sombre and often terrifying music from the new trio Three Winters. 'Chroma' utilises bright synths to a gloomy end, upending them with darker tones and sparser beats. Three Winters claim to be influenced by sounds as vast and varied as Krautrock and neo-folk, citing Tangerine Dream and Death In June as having an equal place in influencing their work. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Origamibiro
Collection

An eclectic collection of noises, sounds and melodies, this collection of Origamibiro’s first two albums is a must-have for the fans. Including an album with remixes as well, this release (on 4LPs!) one helluvan exhaustive document on these sound collage magic-/musicians, which will please both collectors and newbies.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Barnt
Magazine 13

What’s a guy from the 70s doing in Cologne? Reinventing himself, always against the grains of his time. On his newest release, Barnt does not stray from this tried and tested path, and in spite of the nonsensical (or maybe I "just don’t get it") track titles delivers a coherent and refreshing album.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Conrad Schnitzler
Grun

Electronica has a friend in Conrad Schnitzler. The krautrock pioneer has carved out a bit of history for himself being one of the key players in ambient electronic crew Tangerine Dream, and he also played in Kluster with members of the quite bizarre Harmonia. Occasionally, he hid away from the scene to tinker with soe of his own tunes, and 'Grun' is one such example. Originally surfacing in 1981 and containing songs from years before, it's now available through Bureau B. Comprised of two tracks, 'Grun' still offers a plethora of experiments -- you can play the second track at either 33 or 45 RPM. Because, you know, krautrock.

Conrad Schnitzler
Gelb (Bonus Version)

Krautrock's tangerine darling, Conrad Schnitzler, loved to make solo records and then name them after colours, and this was a long time ago, so take that, Weezer. 'Gelb', or yellow to us ignorant Brits, is comprised of recordings from 1974, and shows him out of sorts with a far less disciplined approach -- here, he improvises a bunch of shorter tracks with simple keyboard work.

Dalglish
Dorcha Aigeann

Here's something that will sell out quickly. Chris Douglas's Dalglish project has long been a go to for visionary future thinking electronics and as our Ant says in a previous review "Just reading the words Dalglish and vinyl in the same sentence is enough to make hardcore electronic music fans salivate". The label describes this release as  "a web of splintering percussive patterns, arrhythmic textures and amorphous forms, titled in an asymmetrical variant of Scots Gaelic". Run of 300 copies. -On clear vinyl with white label. Enclosed in silkscreened PVC cover containing thumb cut slit.-Includes transparent film insert. -Contains two locked grooves at the conclusion of Side A and Side B. 
  • Vinyl 12" (Ge-stell 01)
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The Twelve Hour Foundation
The Lighter Side of Concrete

A violent concoction of samples made from everyday objects he has lying around the house, Jez Butler’s new album The Lighter Side of Concrete will treat you to a childlike curious investigation into the relations between sound and music. His first solo album, all the songs were recorded on the same day they were written, lending the album a spontaneous and creative feel.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Delia Derbyshire
The Delian Mode

Delia Derbyshire is the undisputed queen of experimental electronics. Her work with the Radiophonic Workshop was nothing short of pioneering and of course her best known work is the Dr Who theme which literally everybody on the planet likes. That's how genius it is. Here's a 7" by her which is expensive yet sexy. It features two tracks, one of which was written for a TV documentary in 1967 and it features Delias voice and a green lampshade.Anything goes in Radiophonic world! Those crazy cats!
  • Vinyl 7" (SIL71458M)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks

Loscil
Sea Island

A vital cog and immortal player in Vancouver's alternative music scene -- having played drums  for Dan Bejar's Destroyer while also making an endless slew of ambient works -- Scott Morgan is better known as Loscil. 'Sea Island' is a new record of sorts, collecting loose but original material Morgan has made over the last two years. Some of these pieces were composed with spare studio time, while many of them began life as live works. 'Sea Island' proves Morgan to be a master of synthesising electronic drones with an acoustic discipline -- Kranky, innit?

Jire
Kiowa Polytope EP

Here we have the debut 'noise architecture' release from cultured Londoner Jire (aka Nathan Geyer) which promises to combine elements of modern classical, screwed field recordings, and dance music. A name that jolts to mind here is the legendary Tim Hecker, so expect some weird but sublime sounds.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Torn Hawk
Let's Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time

Audio-visual gloomer Luke Wyatt likes to go under the name Torn Hawk, where he makes bitty electronica on proudly primitive equipment, with a bit of processed live guitar work thrown in for good measure. 'Let's Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time' doesn't quite sum up the modestly beautiful electro-compositions he puts forward here, which feel more serious than they are playful.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

LoneLady
Groove It Out

Outrageous funk-pop from LoneLady. Her new 12" single is a lesson in pure fun, reveling in the sounds of mid-80's Madonna and Talking Heads. Establishing an array of bum-wiggling loops, Groove It Out is undeniable infectious. The B side has a remix by Bristolian electronic avant-nutter Ekoplekz. Out on Warp.