Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

John Di Stefano
For the Moment

A new compilation rounding up some of the best cuts from John Di Stefano’s early cassette releases from the late-Eighties and early-Nineties. For The Moment showcases a curious and restless mind in search of new inspirations, and also provides a great snapshot of the Eighties underground electronic scene in America. 
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

FaltyDL
Flechazo

US producer and electronic musician FaltyDL AKA Drew Lustman adds to his large and impressive catalogue of 12” singles with Flechazo. It’s his first recording for Studio Barnhus. The title track is a synth-led groove whilst on the flip, New Love blends break beats and serious sub-bass for an absolute slammer.

The Future Sound Of London
Yage 2019

Yage 2019 is an exciting new Record Store Day release from The Future Sound Of London. Veteran fans of the 90’s rave legends will already know the record’s title track given that it first showed up towards the back end of FSoL’s 1996 LP Dead Cities. Here we see the group taking the original and manipulating it into eleven original tracks. Don’t think of Yage 2019 as a remix album - this is very much a record in its own right.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Thousands of Eyes in the Dark

For its 20th anniversary in 2019, the Ghostly International label presents its latest ‘SMM’ compilation. Thousands of Eyes in the Dark presents ten original fragments of electronica arranged as one continuous suite, with the artists sourced from around the world and from beyond the label’s usual roster. 

The 4th Wave
Attention Please

Short-lived techno act The 4th Wave may not have lasted for very long, but their legacy of two EPs - 1995’s Touched for Carl Craig’s label Planet E and the following year’s Attention Please for Kirk Degiorgio’s Op-Art imprint - are fondly remembered. Applied Rhythmic Technology has obtained producer Steve Paton’s approval for the re-issue of the second of these releases, mastered from the original tapes and given a bonus fourth track, ‘Lounge Music’. 
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Rory St John
Excommunication

Techno done properly will be immersive and full of subtle shifts in sound and mood and this is what Rory St John is aiming towards with his latest release on Voitax. The result is a subtle and introspective take on dub techno with a deep soulful sound at odds perhaps with his earlier more abrasive work. Another string to his production bow, it is full of precise touches that reveal themselves on repeated listens. 

MA
AMA

Not Mama in the words of Phil Collins and pals but MA 'AMA'. Just buy it from us because googling it could be a nightmare. MA comes from Tokyo and started out with (relatively) straightforward beats and hip-hop before turning increasingly noisy and experimental. On this album MA places cut up vocals and field recordings of his voice over unusual futuristic music. Could be interesting.  
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  • Ma

Various
Beehyden / Sinopia / Contagious / Bagatelle

New four track 12” on Italian label Morphine with tracks originally by Beehyden, Sinopia, Contagious and Bagatelle being given the remix treatment by Sugai Ken, Erika AKA Ectomorph, Zoe McPherson and minimal techno legend, Thomas Brinkmann. This release coincides with four new albums on the label by the original artists featured here.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

OMMA
1905

Born in Moscow, electronic artist Olga Maximova - who records under the name OMMA - releases her latest album 1905 on Parisian label Antinote. Her ten years in recording and performance artistry - her live show includes a number of DIY-constructed insturments - are plain to hear, and it follows her debut album Teplo last year. 

Daedelus
End of Empire

A new triple-vinyl box set from Daedelus, the recording stage name of L.A. producer Alfred Darlington, packaged in 3mm sleeves. End of Empire consists of Darlington’s 2014 album The Light Brigade, 2010’s EP Righteous Fists of Harmony and brand new 2019 studio album The Bittereinders, cased in artwork by Umar Rashid. 

Aïsha Devi
S.L.F. Versions

S.L.F. Versions is a four-track, 12" EP of some pretty savage and radical remixes of Aïsha Devi’s recent well-received release S.L.F.. Its component parts are given overhauls by newcomers and scene veterans alike, from Chinese artist 33EMYBW, Indonesian duo Gabber Modus Operandi, Scandinavian producer Varg and the Equiknoxx collective. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

N.M.O.
Nuova Musica Ostinata

A quacking new release (sorry) on Gang of Ducks by N.M.O. or Nuova Musica Ostinata. They've already released on the likes of Diagonal and The Death Of Rave and here head off in several new directions which incorporate dancehall, marching music and experimental collage. A kind of arty thing which works just as well in dark underground clubs. Let's hope it gets top bill-ing. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ziúr
ATØ

One of the great products of the Berlin club scene over the last few years, Ziúr follows up her 2017 debut album U Feel Anything? with sophomore effort ATØ. This time around, she’s operating with a much larger arsenal of sounds and influences, and dedicates the new record to “all survivors, outcasts and weirdos”. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Tomaga & Pierre Bastien
Bandiera Di Carta

Prolific London-based production duo Tomaga, responsible for over a dozen records since forming just five years ago, and composer / musical instrument builder / former Rephlex star Pierre Bastien team up for this intriguing collaboration. Bandiera Di Carta lands up somewhere between free-ranging jazz and percussive, avant-garde soundscapes. 

Carl Stone
Himalaya

Working in the field of live electronic music since the Seventies, American composer Carl Stone has performed all around the world. Following up 2019’s Baroo in extremely short order, Himalaya is a huge double-album experience. All six tracks were conceived of in the last six years, and focus around Southeast Asian field recordings. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Shigeto
Full Circle

Shigeto's debut full length Full Circle was a lush take on soundtracky instrumental hip-hop jams which saw the producer utilise field recordings to add substance and vibrancy to his work. He recorded everything from meals to monks to outdoor pursuits and added these to his thick gloopy loops. All this was played in by hand creating a living, breathing work that has now been kindly re-issued by Ghostly International so you can discover it for yourself. 
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Ghostly Swim 2

Compilation from the long-running Ghostly label, with assistance from TV channel Adult Swim. The focus here is on the blurrier, more ambient ends of the Ghostly scale: rhythms remain, but swim comfortably to the back of your mind. All new tracks from the likes of Shigeto, Galcher Lustwerk and Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Chris & Cosey
Heartbeat

Both previously members of pioneering industrial music legends Throbbing Gristle, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti teamed up to form Chris & Cosey in 1981 and released a series of acclaimed records. Heartbeat served as their debut album that same year when released via Rough Trade, and it cleaved quite closely to TG’s sound, all harsh dissonance, cut-up samples and cold, dystopian sequences of synth and drum machine. It now gets reissued on purple-coloured vinyl. 

Plaid
Peel Session 2

Alongside the likes of the Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada, Plaid are one of Warp Records defining bands. Together they spawned the unfortunately named genre IDM, and have gone on to have an influence far wider than their humble Sheffield origins would suggest. 'Peel Session 2' is one of ten radio sessions released by Warp to celebrate the past 30 years.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Kelly Moran
WXAXRXP Session

To those of you who've turned 30, how did you celebrate? Warp Records decided to ruin some poor studio technician's weekend and run a radio broadcast for 30 years solid. They've also released ten radio sessions by artists they've worked with over the years. 'WXAXRXP Session' was recorded by Kelly Moran for that radio show.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Waswaas
Antidote

How many Waswaas would a Waswaas if a Waswaas was Waswaas? Perhaps we’ll never know the answer, but what we can say for sure is that ‘Antidote’ sees the mysterious producer pushing The Trilogy Tapes further down the path of electronic idiosyncrasy. Less a techno EP, more a set of synth-led musings that range from John Carpenter (‘Bewitched’) to Daniel Avery (‘Reintegration’).
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Qoso
Morning Routine

Will Bankhead continues to select ever more obtuse brands of techno to release via The Trilogy Tapes. This time we get a set of wiggling, airless anti-techno from In Paradisum mainstay Qoso. His ‘Morning Routine’ EP veers close to recent TTT releases from Parris and J. Albert as well as the last few Gobstopper Records drops.

Kamaal Williams
DJ-Kicks

The 70th edition of the insightful DJ-Kicks series, that’s been platformed by the !K7 label and will be celebrating its 25th anniversary next year, has been assembled by British musician and producer Kamaal Williams. Available on CD and vinyl, it combines his love of Seventies jazz fusion with contemporary UK-based dance music in all its diversity, and includes some new compositions as well! 
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  • !K7
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Yoshinori Hayashi
γ

Y, a four-track 12” EP, follows the well-received Ambivalence album which served as the debut record from Tokyo-based producer Yoshinori Hayashi back in 2018. The influences of avant-garde classical composers, including his mentor Mica Nozawa, are evident throughout the unpredictable collection.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Cosey Fanni Tutti
Time To Tell

A founding member of Throbbing Gristle as well as one half of Chris and Cosey, Cosey Fanni Tutti is a born collaborator, working through countless mediums with an ever growing list of artists. Originally released on cassette in the early 80's, Time To Tell has been remastered and pressed onto vinyl for the first time and includes a 16-page booklet.

Ena
Baroque

Earlier in the year Japanese producer Ena, AKA Yu Asaeda, collaborated with Felix K on the drum ‘n’ bass infused F & E #1. Now Ena goes it alone - in a more unusual direction - with the amorphous sound of Baroque. One of the most out there and psychedelic releases on Different Circles.
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  • ENA
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Fragile Self
Fragile Self

Having helped design the iconic covers for David Bowie’s final two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, the duo of Anil Aykan and Jonathan Barnbrook have now established a live performance project featuring visuals, music and electronics called Fragile Self. Their self-titled debut album is available in three formats - CD and vinyl, natch, but also a 480-page book with a download link and plethora of notes and artwork. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Art & Technique
Clima-X

BFE Records presents a re-issue of Clima-X, the debut album from French avant-garde electronica artist Art & Technique. First released back in 1981, the 13-track album fused minimalist, ambient electronica with world music elements, something that we’re very much used to in 2019 but was quietly revolutionary back then. 

Lapalux
Amnioverse

Essex producer Stuart Howard, AKA Lapalux, returns to the Flying Lotus-owned Brainfeeder label for his fourth album, Amnioverse. The title comes from blending amniotic sac and universe and based on a cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth. Howard has also released music through Ninja Tune and Pictures Music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Gamma Intel
Automatic Illusion

The brokntoys label presents the third release from Dutch producer Gamma Intel. The last few months have seen him become an increasingly illustrious name on the European underground club scene, following the release of his Drama In Decay EP. Now, his new four-track release Automatic Illusion sees him build on his classic club influences with a wider range of sonics. 
  • Vinyl 12" (BT38)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ryuichi Sakamoto
Thousand Knives Of

A timely re-issue of the first solo album from the legendary Ryuichi Sakamoto. 'Thousand Knives Of' was originally released back in 1978, when Sakamoto was still in the equally groundbreaking Yellow Magic Orchestra, and established a blueprint for both artists going forward. Notably, this is the first time that the record is being released on vinyl outside of Japan. 

Andrew Pekler
Sounds From Phantom Islands

As a highly artful and introspective curation, Andrew Pekler brings us his 'Sounds From Phantom Islands'. The piece is designed to soundtrack an online interactive map - which features that were once found on nautical maps, but have never been confirmed to actually exist. Close your eyes and be immersed in the foggy and floating beauty of this ten-track-long maritime expedition.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

NonZero!
Matrix Equation

With a heavy dose of rage, chaos and anguish amongst its central themes, NonZero!'s 'Matric Equation' is no easy breeze-pop listen. But if in search of a stimulating ride into dark and cloudy realms of mathmatics-driven electronics, this eight-track offering will be the slab of boisterous machine mayhem you need.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Alex Epton featuring Lucinda Chua
3OHA (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

SA Recordings present the soundtrack to Clayton Vomero’s ‘3OHA’ (or ‘Zona’ in English), featuring original music by classically trained jazz musician Alex Epton and singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lucinda Chua. The film was shot on location in Russia and Ukraine, revealing the outsider lives of young people in Kiev, Moscow, Vladimir and St. Petersburg. Part docufilm, part archival history lesson and part impressionistic emotional evocation, ‘3OHA’ explores elements of 20th century soviet culture and history, now diffracted through the cracked lens of western capitalist consumerism.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Soundtracks
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Nicholas Langley
Final Wave

Avant-garde electronica artist Nicholas Langley releases yet another high-quality album in Final Wave, released on a limited run of blue vinyl via Third Kind Records. As his recent Plays The Vitamin B12 cassette demonstrated, Langley is equally adept at making minimalistic mood pieces as he is at creating dense, detail-rich behemoths. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

J Colleran
EP01

Producer J Colleran launches his new label venture Oyae with the release of his own new five-track EP, available on 12” vinyl. Anyone who saw him this summer on the festival circuit will know the kind of thing contained on EP01 - slippery, mutating and frenetic modern dance music rubbing up against glacial ambience. 
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Konstruktivists
Glennascaul

Konstruktivists is the project of Glenn Michael Wallis who had a connection with Throbbing Gristle (he was their control agent, whatever that means!). His music, described as proto-electro, was influenced by the likes of Neu!, Can, Yello, Tuxedomoon and Chrome. 'Glennascaul', his fourth album, was produced by Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle at his studio in 1985. Wallis also collaborated with Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti on' Conspiracy International One' by CTI.

Dan Armstrong
A Long Time Coming

Do you like to chill? Do too many drums put you on edge? Do you enjoy Biosphere, William Orbit and all the sort of stuff? If you said yes to any of those questions then Dan Armstrong’s A Long Time Coming is very much the record for you. To be honest, even if you didn’t answer in the affirmative this LP of tranquil downtempo ambient compositions is still well worth your time.

Flame 2 (Burial and The Bug)
Dive / Rain

Next instalment of dream collaboration between night bus dweller Burial and bass bin enthusiast The Bug as Flame (2). Released on The Bug's Kevin Martin's Pressure imprint, these two bass music heavyweights again collide for two more blurry dubbed out highly atmospheric tracks that are sure not to disappoint fans of either artist. 

Umberto
Helpless Spectator

Matt Hill, who records under the name Umberto in tribute to film director Umberto Lenzi, earns his corn as film score composer. He also makes stand-alone music too. Helpless Spectator is his latest album and his debut recording for legendary Chicago label, Thrill Jockey. It is music of many textures, but mainly is reminiscent of those synth-heavy sci-fi and horror soundtracks from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Lo Five
Geography of the Abyss

Lo Five, AKA Neil Grant is a Liverpool based producer who plies his trade in the world of ambient and experimental electronica. Geography of the Abyss is his second full length album. The music explores states of mind and how our perception of things can change - a thematic continuation from his first album. 

TR/ST
The Destroyer - 2

Montreal’s TR/ST comes through with the promised second chapter of his The Destroyer series. As it was with Part 1, The Destroyer - Part 2 is another set of sensual darkside synth-pop from the one born Robert Alfons. Alfons’ writhing delivery is a thrill throughout. Fans of Zola Jesus and Boy Harsher should throw themselves into The Destroyer - Part 2 with relish.

Joséphine Michel & Mika Vainio
The Heat Equation

Joséphine Michel and Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic) teamed up on 2015’s 'Halfway To White', a release that combined Vainio’s music with a hardback book of Michel’s photographs. 'The Heat Equation' follows a similar formula, linking 69 photos of Michel’s with a CD of the late Vainio’s final UK show, a 2016 concert given in Ramsgate at the Contra Pop festival. The brutal, bracing noise Vainio made that night dovetails neatly with Michel’s multi-faceted images. Also included here is an introductory essay from Jeremy Millar and a postcard insert of Michel’s portrait of Vainio.

Mika Vainio
Reat

Although the Pan Sonic legend Mika Vainio sadly passed away earlier this year, his busy work ethic means that there is still unheard music that has been waiting for release. Reat is just such a thing: eight tracks of Mika’s trademark audio wranglings, with subtle drones and hammering noise power all in the mix. First release in years for the Elektro Music Department label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

96 Back
Issue In Surreal

96 Back is Evan Majumdar-Swift who, at just 19, is destined for the big time. Issue in Surreal, his third release, pairs each of his four tracks with a remixed version. The remixers on display here are Jensen Interceptor, Happa & Jabes, Sync 24 and Volruptus. Mastered by Rob Gordon. Double 12” on Central Processing Unit.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Dallas Campbell
EIV

Dallas Campbell is only the second Dallas I've ever heard of and makes spacey electronic music that contains real drums and bass to give it life beyond his tightly wound programming skills.  Expect kosmische sounding analogue synths and a kinetic, danceable energy on a deluxe heavy duty aqua/white pressing. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Dalham
Heat Death

Dalham, as you may know, released his first two records on our magnificent Public House Recordings label - and very popular they were too. For his third he's stepped on up to Castles In Space - a label getting a pretty decent reputation if you ask me. For the uninitiated, this is excellent electronic music with nods to Boards of Canada, Plaid and Concretism. Melodic, accessible but also slightly unsettling. Time to get on board if you haven't already.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
FOF10: Friends of Friends at 10

Having been dedicated to releasing the best in local indie and electronica since 2009, Los Angeles independent outlet Friends Of Friends releases a special picture disc to commemorate its 10th anniversary. Side one consists of some catalogue highlights from Shlohmo, Baths, Perera Elsewhere, Somni and Indian Wells (never released on vinyl before, btw) while the reverse features artists covering FOF catalogue tracks, plus some exclusive newbies! 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Underworld
DRIFT Series 1

As a mammoth project by trance veterans Underworld, 'Drift' is a music-and-video experiment curated over a 52 week period. This is a unique and ambitious piece, designed to disrupt the monotonous single-album-tour cycle and driven by instinctual creativity. Now nearly a whopping 40 years in the game, Underworld are more hungry to experiment than ever.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Sunik Kim
Zero Chime

Having dabbled in a number of musical projects before completing their education, Korean-American saxophonist Sunik Kim presents their first album recorded under that name. Zero Chime forges free jazz with electronic music and various sub-genres of dance music, a chaotic and oppressive mix of music that reflects their native country’s history of "being oppressed, colonized and divided by imperialist powers".

Phono Ghosts
Warm Pad, Sharp Stab

Full of cavernous, almost dubby beats and chunky analogue synths, electronic musician Phono Ghosts presents his fourth 'collection of cassette tape memories'. Listening to it feels a little like striding round an Atari game.  'Warm Pad, Sharp Stab' is a must-have for fans of downtempo electronica, 80s synth pads, or the Stranger Things Soundtrack. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Kettel
Myam James 2

Oooh let's put the Kettel on eh? Lapsus Records continue their trawl through the back pages of semi forgotten electronica to re-issue this 2009 album from the Dutch musician. It introduces a more classical sound into the pulsating electro sound adding in piano and cello and blissful ambient chapters. This deluxe re-issue adds in two previously unreleased tracks and is presented on marble vinyl.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (LPS-PS04)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Steven Rutter
Science and Neurosis

One half of the electronic duo B12 and owner of FireScope Records, Steven Rutter has recorded and EP with the intention of easing us into autumn. Science and Neurosis conjures up forests and the sky at night, whilst suggesting deep introspection. There’s ambient etherealness  juxtaposed with broken shards of sound. 
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Ricardo Donoso
Re_Calibrate

Re_Calibrate is intended as a companion release to Ricardo Donoso’s acclaimed album from last year, Calibrate. On this record’s seven tracks, the composer pushes his sound into ever more adventurous territories, and could be viewed as an important bridging work in his discography in the future. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Coil
Swanyard

How about this, then? Over two hours of unreleased Coil, dating from 1993 to 1996 and scrubbed from Danny Hyde’s (Coil, Psychic TV, Electric Sewer Age) studio archive. In a nice touch, the cover art, courtesy of Nurse With Wound’s Steven Stapleton, is derived from one of Jhon Balance’s dreams. On Infinite Fog.

Teebs
Anicca

Los Angeles hip-hopper Teebs returns with his first album in five years. 'Anicca' was recorded at home, seemingly he didn’t hide himself away to do it either. He admits that somewhere in between the Roland SP-404 sampler, Mellotron M4000D synthesizer, his guitar and Ghanaian lute you can hear his daughter and wife going about their day. Teebs is also a member of My Hollow Drum collective and Sons Of The Morning.

Pita
Get On

Although he’s got over twenty years of experience in the music industry, Peter Rehberg is only just getting round to making his fourth solo album. As ever, he’s included the word ‘Get’ in the title, and Get On also continues Rehberg’s musical themes of marrying ugly aesthetics with beautiful ones. 

tsone
pagan oceans III

Tsone AKA Tony Obr has a vast array of releases under his belt through labels such as txt recordings, Tessellate Recordings, Stereoscenic, Audiotalaia, Dark Era Tapes, and Pocket Fields. Pagan Oceans III, the third and final part of an ambient trilogy, is released through Home Normal and means a lot to label boss Tony Hagwood.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

tsone
pagan oceans II

Pagan Oceans II is the second part of a trilogy by Tsone AKA Tony Obr. The ambient project was a big deal for Home Normal boss Ian Hagwood, who also mastered the album, as the tapes came to him at a time when he was going through some bad stuff. He found that this was the soundtrack he needed. CD on Home Normal.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

tsone
pagan oceans I

Tsone is the ambient project of Tony Obr. He arrives at his sound by mixing technology, art and exploring sound in a non-musical way. Pagan Oceans 1 is the first in a three album project. Minimal, organic, unique. Obr has worked with labels such as txt recordings, Tessellate Recordings, Stereoscenic, Audiotalaia, Dark Era Tapes, and Pocket Fields. Pagan Oceans 1 is issued through Home Normal.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Land Of Light
The World Lies Breathing

With its strange glitchy and twinkling melodies, Land of Light return from a seven year break with new LP 'The World Lies Breathing'. As a follow up to their debut, this piece is a highly experimental slice of electronica lives in its very own sparse and ambient universe. Best served in a candle-lit bedroom.

Freedom Engine
A Box Full of Magic

Freedom Engine is the latest project from electronic music veteran Mathew Jonson. A Box Full of Magic sees the Berlin resident making a lush, psychedelic album with emotional depth, fired in the cosmos. Due to Jonson’s unique take on electronic music, he seems to have have expanded the possibilities here. On Dekmental.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

tsone
pagan oceans I, II, III

Pagan Oceans I,II,III gathers together the entire ambient  trilogy by Tsone, AKA Tony Obr, in one set. Obr sets out to explore sound in a non-musical context, making this organic minimal work unique in its production and presentation. Lovingly and carefully mastered by Ian Hagwood of Home Normal. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Deathprod
Occulting Disk

First new Deathprod album in 15 years as Oslo's Helge Sten re-constitutes the project that has already produced some of the most immersive ambient music of our times. His previous output has always been raw and powerful politically aware ambient music which has drawn comparisons to GAS, Swans and Tim Hecker. A much needed comeback to soundtrack these turbulent times. Liner notes by unlikely fan Will Oldham who reveals he listens to Deathprod with his mum.  

Twins
New Cold Dream

Twins is the new project by Atlanta-based musician Matt Weiner. He takes influences for the project from the likes of John Maus, Bauhaus, Suicide and Depeche Mode among others. Using this inspiration he has crafted New Cold Dream, a dark electro, synth pop and IDM album that mixes worries of our uncertain times with reason for optimism. 
  • Label(s):
  • 2MR

Grischa Lichtenberger
Re: phgrp (reworking ›consequences‹ by philipp gropper’s philm)

'Re: phgrp (reworking ›consequences‹ by philipp gropper’s philm') by electronic producer Grischa Lichtenberger is, like free jazz, music of broken rhythms but dense, manipulated beats. He has been moving to a jazz oriented style recently, and this collaboration with jazz saxophonist Philipp Gropper displays the development in her sound. 

Chris & Cosey
Trance

Both previously members of pioneering industrial music legends Throbbing Gristle, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti teamed up to form Chris & Cosey in 1981 and released a series of acclaimed records. Trance, their second album and released in 1982 via Rough Trade, helped establish their minimalistic, abrasive and skeletal electronic sound. It now gets reissued on gold-coloured vinyl. 

Chris & Cosey
Exotika

Both previously members of pioneering industrial music legends Throbbing Gristle, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti teamed up to form Chris & Cosey in 1981 and released a series of acclaimed records. Exotika, released in 1987 via P.I.A.S., is widely considered as one of their finest, its title track adopted as an electronica anthem in East and West Coast gay clubs in the Eighties. It now gets reissued on transparent violet-coloured vinyl. 

Ikpathua x Anxiety Support Group
Tape 09

London-based label Cong Burn’s Tape 09 sees Anxiety Support Group split one in half with Ikpathua following the split with Carlos (Charlotte Bickley), this time presenting the usual porta-studio improvised jams mixed up with abstract, blissful techno. Presented in a limited run of only 50 cassettes. 

Brian Chase
Drums & Drones II

Brian Chase is the drummer for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but you may be surprised to learn that he has a serious sideline performing and composing in more avant-garde territory. Drums & Drones II is remarkable, with each piece focusing on one single drum but extracting an ocean of immersive sound. Just Intonation tuning and study with La Monte Young will do that. From In Context Music.

Faten Kanaan
Foxes

Here’s some rather bucolic ambient from the mind of More Than Human’s latest guest Faten Kanaan, known for her love of vintage synths and earlier releases on Polytechnic Youth. Some of this sounds like what you used to hear on the quixotic old MS-DOS and Atari adventure games - beautiful, resonant mallets and mellotron strings. Very lush indeed.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Fennesz
Agora

Can you believe it’s been nearly five years since the sumptuously singed guitar and synths of Christian Fennesz graced a solo album? It’s amazing but true. And his return to the format is a little unusual, in that it was put together away from the studio in his bedroom using only minimal equipment. Touch continues to touch.

Kelly Moran
Ultraviolet

Kelly Moran signs to Warp for her third LP of prepared piano compositions. Moran is a member of Oneohtrix Point Never’s live band, and there is certainly a shared aesthetic between OPN’s recent work and the digitalia of Ultraviolet. ‘Helix’, for instance, is a combination of Philip Glass-esque piano runs and hot, hissing MIDI fauna that would make Daniel Lopatin proud.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Black Taffy
Elder Mantis

One of them there beat tapes here. Elder Mantis falls on the more melodic side of the beatmaker world - think Clams Casino rather than J Dilla - and his new LP Black Taffy is another lush listen from the MPC-bothering Texan. Anyone who’s had some fun with recent full-lengths from Black Milk and Budgie should give Black Taffy a go.

DJ Spinn
Da Life EP

Teklife member DJ Spinn returns to the Hyperdub label with a brand new five-track 12” vinyl EP. The collection features four originals - the lead track ‘Knock A Patch Out’ is repeated in a clean format on side one - that range from fast-paced footwork freakouts, with which Spinn is normally associated, to the funky slow jam ‘Make Her Hot’. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Cabaret Voltaire
1974 - 76

Cabaret Voltaire dropped their debut LP in 1979, but they were going for a full six-years prior to the release of Mix-Up. The 1974-76 compilation collects some of the group’s home demos from their formative years. Rough around the edges, but you can hear Richard H Kirk, Stephen Mallinder and Chris Watson honing their pioneering sound in real-time here.
  • Vinyl Double LP (CABS15)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Steph Horak and Renick Bell
Live at Pirate Studios, Bristol

US musician Renick Bell is a pioneer of live coded music. Steph Horak, aka SheIsRevolting, is a sound and video artist. They are drawn together here to perform Live at Pirate Studios, Bristol. They improvise, live, with drums, vocals and code to create live algorithmic beats with Horak stretching the possibilities of her voice using a programmable effects pedal. Recorded in 2016. 
  • Tape (CON025)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Holden
The Idiots Are Winning

The Idiots Are Winning (now there’s a sentiment that holds up well today) was the debut album by one time overlord of computer music, Holden, or James Holden, as we’ve come to know and love him. It was originally released in 2006 and contains the classic tracks Idiot, Lump, Corduroy and 10101. James Holden went on to make The Animal Spirits, No.2 in the Norman Records albums of the year in 2017. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (14BCLP2)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

808 State
Gorgeous

In 1980s Manchester one of the most terrifying things to do (and there were a lot of terrifying things to do in 1980s Manchester) would be to go into Eastern Bloc records and ask for... I dunno the latest dance pop smash by Paul Hardcastle. Behind the counter was Martin Price who would later go on to form 808 State. As you can imagine he had exquisite taste which lent itself to the techno and house explorations he would go on to produce. Gorgeous was their fourth album and features a Joy Division sample, a UB40 rework and the vocals of Liverpool gob Ian McCulloch. 

Seasons (pre-din)
Distortion Of The Cell

The confusingly monikered Seasons (pre-din) is a Manchester artist previously working in the ambient and drone fields. You want it darker? Ok then Seasons (pre-din) have dialled up the doom on this new album which blends in post punk and dirty underground club sounds to the mix. Sometimes soothing, sometimes frighteningly abrasive it draws on a larger palette of sounds to emerge with a more varied work than before.  
  • CD (FWD26)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Susumu Yokota
Cloud Hidden

Five years after his untimely passing, some lost Susumu Yokota works are compiled into an album of unreleased recordings from the Japanese master. Rothko's Mark Beazley found a DAT tape of early sketches and unreleased recordings Yokota had sent him. Lo Recordings honcho Jon Tye then did the decent thing and completed the recordings. Cue champagne all round and an unexpected addition to Yokota's esteemed back catalogue.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Like A Villain
What Makes Vulnerability Good

Like A Villain is New York composer Holland Andrews who makes challenging, visceral work which plays with the limits of her evocative vocal abilities. Her influences include opera and musical theatre which she blends with smudgy ambience and electronica with flourishes of jazz and noise. The result is a raw and fascinating work which sits somewhere in the same ball park of the similarly boundary pushing singers Scott Walker and Diamanda Galas. 

Haiku Salut
The General

Haiku Salut present a brand new original score for Buster Keaton’s famous 1926 comedy film The General. The 23 tracks constitute a strangely moving new take, taking in shimmering electronica and haunting ambience, spreading out to vertiginous post-rock and encompassing a whole range of emotions. New meets old, for great effect. 

Forest Swords
Compassion

Much anticipated third album from acclaimed Merseyside- based producer Matthew Barnes aka Forest Swords. Barnes as many of us is in despair at the current uncertain world and has drawn inspiration from new ways of communication and has taken this into his music. The crux of the album is about blurring the lines between digital and organic, samples and unique playing and is sure to be  one of the most innovative works in 2017. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

ISAN
Lamenting Machine

ISAN are pioneering electronic duo Anthony Ryan and Robin Saville. Lamenting Machine is their ninth album and first for three years. The pair are innovators in the world of electronica and have, in the past, been likened to Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin and Ulrich Schauss, so with comparisons like that, you know what to do. (Hint: add to cart)
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Jonathan Scherk & Daniel Majer
It's Counterpart

Jonathan Scherk & Daniel Majer are a pair of musicians from in and around the post-rock scene in Vancouver. They are both solo artists in their own right, but on It’s Counterpart, seem to have found that their two styles are able to blend together. It is an album of sound collages sourced from YouTube, field recordings and those records you find for a quid in charity shops
  • Vinyl LP (FAIT19LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

John Roberts
Can Thought Exist Without The Body

With perhaps his most introspective and thought-provoking release yet, John Roberts returns with 'Can Thought Exist Without The Body'. It marks his return to the piano, parking chugging house grooves in favour of a more ambient and spatial sound. The perfect soundtrack to self-reflection and meditation.
  • Vinyl LP (BED-010)
  • £24.49 £19.59 (saving: £4.90)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Various
Pop Ambient 2001

2001 eh? Pretty bleak. Pop Ambient's long running series of electronica compilations would probably provide the perfect atmospheric soundtrack to those strange days. No household names on this 2001 version now available for the first time on vinyl just an immersive and deeply ambient collection of tracks. 

Various
Institute Of Sonology 1959-1969

Compilations with dates in their title are always the best compilations. Fact. Compilations with dense, dry scientific language in the title, even more so. This is why 'Institute Of Sonology 1959-1969' is a delicious prospect. Full of early electronic music experiments done in a studio complex at the Institute of Sonology in Utrech, this double LP sounds like a thrilling trip back in time to when the idea of music made by machines promised a truly brave new world. 

Jacques Greene
Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus by Jacques Greene is an album of stirring yet hazy sounds. He has used more collaborators than ever before. Guests include Brian Reitzell, Oliver Coates, Juliana Barwick and rapper Cadence Weapon. His debut album, Feel Infinite, was club focused, whilst Dawn Chorus is the album you’d turn to afterwards.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Trevor
Becoming A Bed

Melbourne-based Total Control drummer James Vinciguerra releases his debut solo album as Trevor, titled Becoming A Bed, via Alter Records. Spanning seven tracks, this often bewildering collection sprawls across everything between gibbering computer hardware meltdowns and unsettling spoken-word pieces. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

First Tone
Reactions

First Tone is a collaboration between New Orleans-based Turk Dietrich and Duane Pitrie. Dietrich is known as one half of Second Woman with Joshua Eustis from Norman faves Telefon Tel Aviv and as one half of experimentalists. Belong. Pitre has released music on Important Records, Root Strata, Kill Shaman Records. On Reactions the pair create a 3d sound world to lose yourself in. LP on Spectrum Spools.

Umwelt
Superior Life Forms

French electronic musician and producer Umwelt is known for his love of analogue sound, delivered in a raw and often ferocious fashion. He is the founder of Rave Or Die and New Flesh Records. His new album for Midnight Shift, Superior Life Forms is no let down in terms of his signature sound. 6-tracks of destructiveness.
  • Vinyl LP (MNSXLP001)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Boy Harsher
Country Girl Uncut

Massachusetts-based synthwave duo Boy Harsher released the four track EP Country Girl in 2017. Now we have Country Girl Uncut - the original EP plus four previously unreleased tracks. The sound of EP reflects both their idealistic rural Massachusetts home life and their crazy, hedonistic trips to New York. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Astrid Sonne
Cliodynamics

Cliodynamics is the second album by Danish electronic composer Astrid Sonne. It also serves as a sequel to her debut album Human Lines. The album sees her refining her practice, once again placing the viola central in her work. This time she has added four vocalists, who bring more emotional depth to her work.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Rival Consoles
Night Melody

Night Melody is an album of night melodies, put together in both a metaphorical long night of the soul (following the break-up of a long relationship) and the literal long nights of winter. This is a welcome new side to Rival Consoles, with a great depth of heart underneath the dancing synths. 12” on Erased Tapes.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Emptyset
Blossoms

Emptyset are a London-based electronic duo made up of James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas. They made their latest album, Blossoms, using Machine Learning Technology. Ginzburg is known as a solo artist and as the person who runs the label Subtext and co-runs Arc Light Editions. Purgas curated the Wysing Arts Centre’s annual music festival and has lectured and written books on electronic music. It’s fair to say they know their stuff.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Stephen Mallinder
Um Dada

It wouldn’t really be accurate to say that we’ve been waiting a long time for a Stephen Mallinder solo LP. This is because the Cabaret Voltaire man’s last (and previously only) album Pow-Wow came out a full 37 years ago, way back in 1982, and as such most of us had stopped holding out for a follow-up. Now we’re pleased to tell you that 1) there is one, 2) it’s called Um Dada and 3) it’s good. This is a record of sprightly oddball techno-tronica that’s not dissimilar to Mouse On Mars or Matmos. Um Dada is out via Dais (Drab Majesty, SRSQ). Please note that the CD release contains two tracks that don't appear on the vinyl editions.