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Robert Rental
Different Voices For You, Different Colours For Me. Demos 1980

The late Robert Rental laid down this little album at his flat in Battersea throughout 1980. Bar two tunes being re-recorded for a Mute single late in the year, the bulk of the tracks that make up Different Voices For You, Different Voices For Me have been on a cassette, gathering dust. Now the goo...view item »

Peter Zummo
Dress Code (Don't Look At My Car)

Arthur Russell collaborator and NYC trombone talent Peter Zummo’s new album is a halfway house between composition and improvisation, with Zummo’s group given plenty of room to explore. The finished results on Dress Code (Don’t Look At My Car) are hybrids assembled fro...view item »

Jacob Yates
The Hare. The Moon. The Drone

The third album from this underrated Glaswegian band grabs us by the hand and leads us through concrete new-build estates, shadowy lanes and vast misty moors. The dark earthy vocals (think: Glaswegian Nick Cave) at times let through a ray of folk soaked light. Is that a love song, making it’s way through the...view item »

Chris Carter
The Spaces Between

Grey vinyl re-press of the Optimo re-issue of this classic piece of electronic music history originally released on Throbbing Gristle's own imprint. The sad bit is that it only contains six out of the thirteen tracks. The good bit is that this is essential early electronica that was decades ahead of it's time so you'll want to o...view item »

Feon
The Sun Is High

Seize the moment of the recent sunny weather and get lively with this new one from Feon, which is full of sun-worshipping psychedelic joy. Three cuts, starting with a echoed-up thirty-voice-layer melody and getting progressively stranger. Pick it up now before summer proper gets here… 12” on Optimo....view item »

WomenSaid
Magick!

Dense and groovy from Glasgow's Optimo Music. WomenSaid are another member of the city's thriving underground and scene and a very good one at that. Two basses and a whole bunch of electronic doom and gloom makes for a oddly gleeful gut punch of a record. They weren't lying when they called it Magick...view item »

Iona Fortune
Tao Of I

Ioana Fortune here begins a planned series of eight albums exploring the individual symbols of the I Ching, with Tao Of I. Following on with the Eastern theme, Fortune focuses her attentions on Eastern instruments like the Guzheng and the Gamelan, then swathing them in various electronic approaches to m...view item »

The Golden Filter
Dub Of Times

The ever-discerning Optimo have pressed up this limited run of The Golden Filter dubs with the dancefloor in mind. While the original version of ‘End of Times’ was an Italo joy, it was too slow to do real damage in the dance. Here, the problem is solved by two re-rubs - the ‘Golden’ one a...view item »

Phil Kieran
Polyrhythms

Polyrhythms. We all know what they sound like, right? Good: I was not welcoming the challenge of having to actually describe a technical musical facet. Here on Optimo is Phil Kieran, dragging with him an EP of drumming masterclass -- sourcing percussion from Thomas Tettey Annang, he brings the resource...view item »
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Ted Milton / Blurt
Ruminant Violence

Optimo Music here give a proper dancefloor context to an underappreciated weirdo gem by Ted Milton from 1984: the cult joy of Love Like A Violence. This reissue places the track in a DJ-friendly 12” context, along with its original B-side (‘It’s Only Recently That Stalins Have Begun To Roost’) an...view item »

The Golden Filter
End Of Times

Electronic duo The Golden Filter recorded their new EP End Of Times in their own studio in East London. The title suggests it has a rather an apocalyptic theme, however it’s about being with to the ones you’re closest to at times of stress, and feeling that love spread to others. 12” on Optimo Music....view item »

Coil
A Cold Cell In Bangkok

This particular version of A Cold Cell In Bangkok, remixed by Peter Christopherson himself, first surfaced on a JD Twitch-compiled compilation for Domino. It has never made it to vinyl in the past, but that oversight is being redressed here, with all profits to go to the Thai Children's Trust, in honour...view item »
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Fantastic Twins
Obakodomo

The Twins (as they were previously known) have got a little self confidence and are now Fantastic Twins. Good for ‘em. Here’s their debut LP out on Optimo Music...view item »

Dennis Bovell
Heaven

Previously responsible for that HUGE dub-out when bringing Golden Teacher and Bovell together, Optimo have brought Dennis Bovell back with a 12” of tracks he’s been sitting on for a while. On the A side a reggae-come-disco vocal tune that will get your summer boots moving, and then two AAs of blissed...view item »
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Various
Miracle Steps (Music from the Fourth World 1983 - 2017)

Taking inspiration from composer Jon Hassell’s fourth world music aesthetic, leftfield electro and techno label Optima have collected an incredible array of tracks that fit into Hassell’s conceptual genre. Mixing minimalism with world music and an almost DIY way of approaching electronic manipulation, these tracks co...view item »
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Penelope Trappes
Penelope One

Inspired by Scott Walker and This Mortal Coil, Penelope Trappes rented a small studio in London and set about making an album that reflected the boldness of those artists. Mainly using just piano, voice and effects, Trappes has produced the sort of emotionally vulnerable music she des...view item »

Lo Kindre
Plant Up

Out of Glasgow come these fine sounds by Lo Kindre, a producer who really loves the dub. Plant Up is real slick and spacey with it, with high melodic synth lines that are clear and low dubbed-out bass sounds and samples that are real murky. It’s a tasty combination and no mistake. Four-track 12” on Optimo Mu...view item »
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The Golden Filter
STILL // ALONE

Isolated synth-pop with lashings of coldwave and goth-pop. STILL // ALONE is rigidly divided into two halves over two vinyl LPs, separating the more club-orientated output from the home-listening stuff. The Golden Filter (a tight-knit duo) are proud to use predominantly vintage analogue equipment in their music making, ...view item »

Kiwi
Throw Down

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

Pussy Mothers
The Number 1 EP

Collaboration between Glasgow and Australia, Pussy Mothers throw you back to clattering 90s electro-disco. Opener Skirt consists of pot-and-pan percussion and whirring anologue synths, and almost sexual vocal lunges. As the EP expands onto more electro funk and soul territory with an undeniable disco groove....view item »
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Fred und Luna
Gluck Auf

Fred und Luna is actually just musician Rainer Buchmueller. Gluck auf celebrates some of Buchmueller’s favourite electronic musicians and will inevitably see Fred und Luna passed off as some Kraftwerk homage. It is far more than that, with the electronics taking on different lo-fi themes a...view item »
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Various
[Cease & Desist] DIY! (Cult Classics from the Post-Punk Era 1978-82)

A fizzy variety of post-punk action here on this compilation put together by JD Twitch. The material originally came into the world as 16 7” singles, from groups as varied as The Tesco Bombers, The Spunky Onions, and The Prats (whose song is called ‘Disco Pope’...view item »
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NOO
Optimo Music Disco Plate 5 EP

Noo is a production duo made up of Sami Liuski and Daze Dasen, who you might know as Bangkok Impact and Plastique De Reve respectively. Their influences for this fifth instalment of Optimo’s Music Disco Plate EP series include traditional Japanese theatre ...view item »
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Golden Teacher meets Dennis Bovell
Golden Teacher Meets Dennis Bovell At The Green Door

12” vinyl on Optimo Music. Dennis Bovell’s production credits insane, with the sheer number and variety. It includes The Slits, Orange Juice, The Pop Group, and Rihanna. Here we have his reworking of Golden Teacher’s Like a...view item »
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Rita Furstenhof
Hadron Collider EP

Nothing much is known about Rita Furstenhof, but what more do we really need to know above and beyond the facts of what we can hear on the Hadron Collider EP? This material pulses along superbly, forcing listeners into a head-nodding groove. Optimo Music are very excited by this release, and so should you be....view item »
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Mr. TC
Soundtrack For Strangers

Mr. TC is a producer so far rarely sighted outside of Glasgow. That may change soon however, once his style catches on: the kind of nifty electronics you’d expect from the Optimo Sound label, plus lashings of guitar straight out of 1970’s Germany. Soundtrack For Strangers is his debut EP....view item »
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The Golden Filter
PS1103 EP

The Golden Filter make unique electronica, in part due to the fact that the duo come from opposite side of the globe: Penelope from Australia, Stephen from the USA. The duo make a deep, rich hypnotic sound with vocal phrases that pinball around their well designed tracks. PS1103 EP is The Golden Filter&...view item »
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Junto Club
Junto Club EP

Junto Club are a group operating within the milieu of electronic dance music (here we are with a 12” on Optimo Records after all), but they are a four piece, and work with at least some ‘real instruments’, live style. These four numbers move in a slinky way, firmly compelling to all and not quite like much else...view item »
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Sex Judas
Optimo Music Disco Plate 4 EP

Two piece Sex Judas feat. Ricky was started as a vehicle for an anonymous Norwegian producer with a love of comics and electronic music. Taking their inspiration from German avant-garde psychedelic rock, deep disco, classic house and techno they combine political satire with deep modern electro with solid analogue basslines....view item »
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Reel Houze
Optimo Music Disco Plate Two

Reel Houze are/were Dominic Dawson and Rob Mello. This two tracker on the eternally hip Optimo Music is a reissue of a cut originally released in 1996. Time has been kind and, even though these tracks are pushing the twenty year limit, there's a timeless quality to their dubbed out disco chic. Apparently featuring percussion pla...view item »
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Felizol & The Boy
Like Cannibal Father Like Cannibal Son

Optimo Music veer away from their usual 12" roster with this full-length LP from Felizol & The Boy. A collection of recordings made over three years, the theme is cannibalism and the feel, unsurprisingly given that Yiannis Veslemes and Alexandros Voulgaris are film directors, is cinematic - with plenty of nods to Stanley Kubrick and Joh...view item »

NOO
Noo EP

Ok this one shoulda had the Li’l Biz name on it but the Li’l Biz pile is ever growing and I think I’ll get a swipe if I add to it. After a series of very difficult music this is sounding so pleasing to the ears. Optimo’s first ever disco plate is a wonderfully lush slab of modern discotheque. As sleek as the hood ...view item »
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Whilst
Everything That Was Was There

Contrary to the image on our site this 12" EP comes in a generic Optimo sleeve, so don't come complaining to me about the lack of image. The music in its grooves is still pretty good regardless. I've not heard Whilst before but they're one of these post-dance type collectives from the same school as bands like Go...view item »
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Golden Teacher
Party People / Love

We didn’t sell a single copy of this on pre-order. I’m deeply disappointed in you all. How could you pass up this little sweetie? You gotta get your priorities right kids. So, Golden Teacher return with their third outing for Optimo and it could be their finest yet. The 45rpm side entitled ‘Love’ is a beast! What ...view item »
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The Twins
You've Got A Twin In The Attic (You Lunatic)

'You've Got A Twin In The Attic (You Lunatic)' has to be my favourite song title of the day. Here's a 12" of epic late-night house darkness from mysterious international duo Twins. The sides play at different speeds and there is absolutely nothing in the artwork to even hint towards this, which means I just accidentally found the first two minut...view item »

Golden Teacher
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

I was truly gutted when the first Golden Teacher EP came out and you lot all beat me to the copies with fancy packaging because nobody told me when it arrived. This is their second 12” with another fancy sleeve on Optimo and will probably be back with a generic sleeve on...view item »
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Factory Floor & Peter Gordon
Beachcombing / C Side

Here’s something for you Kosmische/synth/kraut fans out there and we know there are a lot of you - mainly men but if any ladies dig this scene then let us know you exist. I was at a recent Barn Owl gig and counted four women in the crowd of about 60 - two of whom were in the support bands. It’s ...view item »
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Chris Carter
Moonlight

This is a superb slice of forward thinking electronic pop from a true innovator. Chris Carter was light years ahead of his time for many years, from TG through to this track which came around 1985. It's clear to hear why the Belgian New Beat DJ's  took it on and played, bootlegged and mutated it amongst themselves. It is futuristic synthesi...view item »
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Organs Of Love
Bone

My organ of love is sadly underused these days. In fact I'm not sure it even works anymore. Probably for the best as theres' a blurred pair of breasts on the cover of this quite sleazy record.  Its made by a naughty couple of people, the man half used to be in Altered Images before g...view item »
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Factory Floor
~ (R E A L L O V E)

Cult 2011 Indie dance champs Factory Floor are back with a double header 12" featuring the original version and an Optimo remix of their sweet epic club track ~(R E A L L O V E) and you know what? It's been loosely styled along the lines of the Donna Summer classic 'I Feel Love' - all relentless, galloping ecstatic Moroder-isms but it also bring...view item »
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Divorce
Divorce

Before decamping to a Scottish retreat in April I went on Business Lady's recommendation to see a new group from Glasgow - story being an old Leeds underground stalwart had returned to his native city and started this headfuckingly great new band called Divorce by all accounts. It's a cliche but I really wasn't expecting this brutal & thrill...view item »
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Dollskabeat
Zodiac Rising

I just checked it out on itunes and liked the way it sounded and now it's an instant favorite. Love the driving synth . This is a really good tune. I'm trying to find the lyrics now. ...view item »
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Den Haan
Release The Beast

It's so tight you wouldn't know that cat had an arse - supremo x ...view item »
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Big Ned
Bad Angel

Big Ned. No me neither. A 7" called 'Killer' on Optimo has trudged into the office wearing some very familiar clothes it's nicked from Uncle Nick, Uncle Ian & Uncle Mark. When those 3 stooges hear about this (including the dead one) they'll be pretty miffed at the blatant plaigarism of sounds that were once theirs. It all sounds like a Gal...view item »
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Big Ned
Big Ned

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