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Total Control
Laughing At The System

Laughing At The System is the first music from Melbourne’s Total Control since their second LP, Typical System in 2014. The band are essentially a post-punk band influenced by the likes of Joy Division, but throw a bit of ‘80s electro in the mix too. The band don’t necessarily always tour with the full line-up, and they like the fact that this makes them a bit enigmatic, however, they are happy to point out that the full five-piece contributed to this. 12” EP on Alter.
  • Vinyl 12" (ALT38)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Malvern Brume
Tendrils

Following a number of acclaimed, limited edition cassette releases on top of exceptional live performances, Tendrils is the first proper album from London-based musician Malvern Brume. Inspired by his rural upbringing and his inner-city life at the moment, it’s a beautiful and ruminative collection. 
  • Vinyl LP (ALT54)
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Nick Klein
No Shortage Of Rope

Recorded in the Netherlands after he moved there from his long-time home of New York, Nick Klein records his third record for the Alter label titled No Shortage of Rope. It’s an album of raw, rhythmic electronic music conceived of from the ground up as a full-length experience, rather than a club-orientated one. 
  • Vinyl LP (ALT58)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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Cremation Lily
The Processes And Instruments Of Normal People

'The Processes And Instruments Of Normal People' is the second vinyl release on Luke Younger's Aler label from Hastings-based artist Cremation Lily. Originally out in 2017 as a double cassette on his own Strange Rules label, the album is influenced by his surroundings of a typical English coastal town, built from field recordings, noise and ambient techno. 
  • Vinyl LP (ALT51)
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  • Limited edition
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The Pheromoans
I, Mustard Mitt

More new music from the fantastically named The Pheromoans, who deliver a companion piece to last year’s studio album County Lines in the form of I, Mustard Mitt. Released on cassette, it’s a tight yet artistically free-spirited collection of minimalist guitar structures, drum machines and spoken word. 

Little Movies
Live At Café Oto

Wah Wah Wino affiliated Morgan Buckley and Ben Donohue from Dublin make up electronic duo Little Movies. They play improvised music so a live set is probably the best way to listen to them. This set was recorded Live at Cafe Oto - the East London venue famed for the acts it puts on stage, who, at the very least dabble in the avant-garde end of jazz, electronics and psychedelia.
  • CD (ALT60)

Acolytes
Acolytes

Difficult to pin down debut album from Acolytes. With guest appearances from D. Aird (Vindicatrix) and D. Bolger (The Pheromoans), Acolytes mixes tribal rhythms with 8-bit bleeps and stop-start song structures to intriguing effect. If Ensemble Economique was born in London. Out on Vinyl LP from Alter.
  • Vinyl LP (ALT19)

Low Life
Catholic Guilt / Dream Machine (Total Control Remix)

Low Life are a band out of Sydney who you might be right in thinking were influenced somewhat by New Order. Catholic Guilt was a leftover from their debut album Dogging and sees the band in downbeat post-punk mode with chorus guitar sounds leftover from the '80s. Over on the flip fellow Aussies Total Control rework Dream Machine so that it sounds something like a Pet Shop Boys banger. 
  • Vinyl 7" (ALT705)

Various
ALERT!

Alter, the label of Luke Younger (a.k.a. Helm) has been a consistently essential source for releases which fall through the cracks. Whether it be The Bomber Jackets, Yeah You, or Low Life, this label provides a home for D.I.Y aesthetics and ethics, irrespective of anything as trivial as genre. This compilation ALERT! can be seen as a user's manual to the modern underground, including artists as form shattering as Teresa Winter, Tomaga, and The Modern Institute.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ALT50)
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  • Last copy

Container
Scramblers

London-based American Ren Schofield returns under the name Container with a new album, Scramblers, on Alter. His debut album of deviant techno noise, LP, was released on Editions Mago imprint Spectrum Spools a decade ago. He has since released music on Morphine, Liberation Technologies and Diagonal and remixed tracks for Four Tet, The Body, Panda Bear and Fucked Up. The album is named after both a street drug and a diner where his dad would take him. He enjoys the contrast between the two Scramblers.
  • Vinyl LP (ALT52)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (ALT52CD)

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. 
  • Vinyl LP (ALT48)

Fabulous Diamonds
Plain Songs

Australian musicians Jarrod Zlatic and Nisa Venerosa formed Fabulous Diamonds back in the early Noughties, and produced a series of lauded records for assorted small labels that explored the more minimalist end of psychedelic rock. But Plain Songs is a departure for the duo, utilising electronics to weave a haunting yet intimate late-night atmosphere. 
  • Vinyl LP (ALT49)

Hey Colossus
Four Bibles

Hey Colossus make it a dozen studio LPs with new record Four Bibles. This is at once some of the most direct and the most daring full-length that the sextet have made yet. Tracks like ‘Memory Gore’ are monolithic lopes that blur the boundaries between noise-rock and metal. The risk-taking comes in the instrumentation and ephemera - piano, electronics and violin all crop up on Four Bibles (the latter of which is proffered by This Is Not This Heat/Grumbling Fur man Daniel O’Sullivan), and bassist Joe Thompson has written a book to coincide with the album’s release.
  • CD (ALT47CD)

Low Life
Downer Edn

Second album by Aussie punks Low Life after their killer 2014 debut. Although Downer Edn ("Edition" in Strayan) features arguably less intense cover art, the music will match your expectations. Think Protomartyr but darker and more urgent, accelerated sun-bleached post-punk. So if you're into that, this album might actually not be a downer at all. 
  • CD (ALT45CD)

Helm
World In Action Remixed

Fan’s of Helm’s recent EP World In Action will want to lap up this new release pronto: it’s stacked to the gills with quality remixes by killer producers like Laurel Halo, Low Jack, Sky H1 and Parris. Helm’s original sound-slabs are transformed into club pounders and sloooow jams in a very varied selection. 12” on Alter.
  • Vinyl 12" (ALT37)

Nick Klein
The Lonesome Dealer

Nick Klein comes to the dancefloor from a performance and sound-art background, mixing up noise-damaged industrial techno with a real kick to it. The 4 tracks of The Lonesome Dealer are heavy and woozy and carefully constructed for precision impact. This 12” is released by Luke Younger (aka Helm)’s Alter label.
  • Vinyl 12" (ALT27)

Opera Mort
Dédales


  • Vinyl LP (ALT15)

The Bomber Jackets
Kudos To The Bomber Jackets

The absolute state of that cover art. Continuing their usual tightrope walk between poignant and crass the Bomber Jackets follow up their Alter debut with more scattershot pop hits, breaking everything into a kinda silly, drunken stupor where the vocals are plain and wobbly against lazy beats and shiny and amused keys. Sounds like the kinda DIY you might've made when you were young and in your best pal's attic room, bridging sillinesses from novelty pop to deconstructed hardcore.
  • Vinyl LP (ALT35)

Love Theme
Love Theme

Alex Zhang Hungtai of Dirty Beaches, joined by Austin Milne and Simon Frank present a deeply melancholic blend of avant-garde drone and improvisation, made up of saxophones, synths and percussion. Recording their improv session they return to their very distant homes (London, LA and Taipei) to begin editing separately. Love Theme is looming, sorrowful yet graceful.
  • Vinyl LP (ALT34)

Chain of Flowers
Let Your Light In / Flesh, Blood and Bone

Double A-side single from Cardiff’s premier post-punk-shoegaze-pop outfit Chain Of Flowers. Let Your Light In / Flesh, Blood and Bone sounds like it could play to get the crowd excited before a Cure gig, with moody vocals and dramatic synth and guitar lines. Released as a 7” single on the Alter label.
  • Vinyl 7" (ALT703)

Tomutonttu
Kevätjuhla

Tomutonttu (aka Finnish artist Jan Anderzén) presents a vinyl distillation of the sound aspect of his Kevätjuhla installation work. The tone is garishly colourful and bizarrely fragmented all at the same time, with poppy fragments swimming around in a sea of bright electronics, all directed by some invisible alien logic. The LP is released by Helm’s label Alter.
  • Vinyl LP (ALT30)

Chain of Flowers
Cadwyn O Flodau

Don’t be deceived by the pretty name and LP cover. Chain of Flowers is the heavy-hitting debut from the Welsh heavy shoegaze rockers of the same name. Guitars swirl around, crashing into a mix of sonic drawl. There’s an urgency and drive to the songs but also some more tender moments within it all. For fans of TOY and Bo Ningen.  
  • Vinyl LP (ALT22CLE)

Croatian Amor
Love Means Taking Action

Croatian Amor is one of many projects helmed by Loke Rahbek of Posh Isolation. It leans away from the sharp noise he often dabbles in, instead presenting some pretty shimmery synth songs. Love Means Taking Action  is a joint release between Posh Isolation and Luke Younger’s Alter label: one handles the LP, the other the CD.
  • CD (ALT28)

Basic House
Oats


  • CD (ALT12CD)

M Ax Noi Mach
On The Edge

On The Edge is the first full-length record we’ve heard from M Ax Noi Mach in 6 years. Pleasingly, the time away hasn’t resulted in him cleaning up his act: his negative feelings are still as raw as ever, and the soundscapes are mostly stark synth and industrial beats. It’s a menacing listen, the product of rage and frustration. On Alter.
  • Vinyl LP (ALT25)

The Pheromoans
I’m On Nights

The Pheromoans have been around for nine years now and have a comprehensive back catalogue of guitar-based indie rock. On their new album I’m On Nights, guitars take a back seat as analogue synths, drum machines and keyboards create the backdrop for vocalist Russell Walker’s frosty poems.
  • Vinyl LP (ALT24)

Shallow Sanction
Without Light

Release number two from Shallow Sanction, who seem to make a kind of punk rock that is informed by a noise perspective. Indeed, harsh noise creator Cremation Lily turns up to add extra (power) electronics into the mix. Without Light is pretty ferocious, and the 7” is limited to just 250 copies, so don’t hang around. On Luke Younger (Helm’s) Alter label.
  • Vinyl 7" (ALT702)
  • Limited edition

Lumisokea
Mnemosyne

Drone time baby! Not just any old drones though: Lumisokea have been working with recordings of such resonant acoustic instruments as gamelan and cello, and have processed and re-engineered them into the pieces you hear on Mnemosyne. Detailed electroacoustic sound caverns, pressed to vinyl on the Alter label.
  • Vinyl LP (ALT23)

Uniform
Perfect World

Uniform is a group made up of two New York individuals, channeling their creativity through determinedly cheap equipment. The sound they aim for isn’t exactly lo-fi, though it comes across as a sort of Suicide if most of the synth was instead guitar. Crucially, they have that dogged repetition thing down. Perfect World is on Alter.
  • Vinyl LP (ALT21)

Damien Dubrovnik
Patterns of Penetration


  • Vinyl 7" (ALT701)

Cremation Lily
In England Now & The Processes...

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Hey Colossus
Carcass / Medal

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The Pheromoans
County Lines

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Christoph de Babalon
Hectic Shakes

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Liberez
Way Through Vulnerability

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Cremation Lily
In England Now, Underwater

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Cremation Lily
Fires Frame the Silhouette

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Acolytes
Rupture

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Yeah You‎
VHOD

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Nick Klein
Lowered Flaming Coffin

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Low Life
Dogging

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Helm
Rawabet

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Carre
Grey Scale

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Liberez
The Letter

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Hieroglyphic Being
A Romance Of 2 Planets

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Oneohtrix Point Never/ Tomutonttu
Likaiset Pilvet / Wayland Lincoln Border

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JS Aurelius
Goofin' Drones

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Hieroglyphic Being
The Electronic Belt

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Deas
String Studies

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Bass Clef
Acid Tracts

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Bomber Jackets
The Lister

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Age Coin
Perceptions

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Damien Dubrovnik
First Burning Attraction

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Richard Youngs
Rurtain

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Design A Wave
Live On Your Yard EP

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