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Take synthwave, and make it a bit metal. That's what this is, those are the darks arts in which Carpenter Brut indulge. Probably the easiest point of comparison is early Justice, in particular the excellent Planisphère. Released by Carloline and the vinyl comes in a gatefold.
- Vinyl Double LP (6738483)
Third full length album from disco rockers Death From Above. Joining forces with Queens Of The Stone Age/All-American Rejects producer Eric Valentine they focus their chrome bright dance music with punk fever creating the soundtrack to dance to at the end of the world. Death grooves. LP and CD on Caroline.
- Vinyl LP (778031)
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Box set of french electronic producer Carpenter Brut. Made up of his three EPs released on Black Bus and No Quarter. Firmly rooted in 80s soundtracks Brut packs the atmospherics of John Carpenter and the darker grittier electro punch of Justice and the '80s sheened energy of Kavinsky, shades and neon lights at the ready.
- Vinyl Triple LP (5760674)
Ho99o9 consider themselves both a hip-hop and a punk group, narrowly skating around the corpse of nu-metal to produce powerful and angry political music with the intensity of a Death Grips. United States Of Horror is their debut album, featuring production from Dave Sitek out of TV On The Radio. Released by Caroline.
The New Pornographers are true Canadian stalwarts of indie rock, and they’ve now worked their way up to their seventh full-length album. Whiteout Conditions was borne out of a desire to be a bit more Krautrocky, but that impulse, translated by the Pornographers, ended up sounding like something somewhat different. CD / LP release on Caroline / Collected Works.
Killing Joke’s self-titled debut full-length album tore out of the gates in 1980: now it receives a reissue on the Caroline label. Killing Joke is a violent slab of post-punk vigour that still has a bite to it today. Pressed to picture disc vinyl bearing an image from a Northern Irish Troubles riot. Edition of 1000.
Killing Joke released their second album, the enigmatically titled What’s THIS For…!, in 1981. The band self-produced the record, maximising the stripped-back aggressive minimalism of their post-punk thrashings. Fierce and funky. Pressed to picture disc vinyl in an edition of 1000, out on the Caroline label.
Killing Joke’s sixth full-length album, initially released back in 1986, here gets reissued in style by Caroline. Brighter Than A Thousand Suns found the Joke playing a slightly more commercial version of their post-punk sound, with plenty of mid-80’s sweep in the production. Pressed to picture disc vinyl bearing a large image of Jaz Coleman’s face. Edition of 1000.
Killing Joke’s fourth full-length album Fire Dances was first released in 1983, but the time is now right for a reissue. There is a bit more brightness in this album than in the group’s work up to this point, although there is still a sharp edge to their post-punk style. Pressed to picture disc vinyl bearing a fiery image. Edition of 1000, out on the Caroline label.
Killing Joke’s fifth album Night Time was both a hit and a turning point for the band. Both the taut gothy aggression of early Joke and the slightly smoother and commercially appealing tone of later Joke are present here, mixed in just the right quantities. Night Time is reissued on picture disc vinyl in an edition of 1000, out on the Caroline label.
Killing Joke’s seventh album Outside The Gate is a little bit of an outlier in the band’s discography. For one thing, the non-Jaz Coleman members of the band are in many cases either not present or marginalised. And for another, the post-punk is mostly jettisoned in favour of synth-pop. My my. Reissued on picture disc vinyl in an edition of 1000, out on the Caroline label.
Man It Feels Like Space Again is a futuristic sliver of psychedelic pop from the crazy men/children of Australian band Pond. It continues on the same road laid down by previous album Hobo Rocket by delivering yet more hyperactive rock/pop tunes lathered in strange psych effects with obscure titles such as “Zond”. It’s bound to be another belter.
CD or 180g LP.
Killing Joke’s third album Revelations was recorded in Cologne under the wise production talents of Conny Plank. He seems to have helped the band make their gothy post-punk sleeker, setting them up for a dash more commercial success. Pressed to picture disc vinyl in an edition of 1000, out on the Caroline label.