Phantasy Sound Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Gabe Gurnsey helps make the dislocating hypnogloom you hear on any given Factory Floor record, having ground out cold grooves for a good long season of his life. As a solo act he's committed himself to making warmer and prettier music with more to latch on to. Physical sees him deliberately reroute his approach to structure and design, offering music to bliss out to rather than to get caged in with.
It’s taken five years but Daniel Avery’s follow-up to the well-received Drone Logic is finally here. Song For Alpha mixes techno and rave-inspired tunes with gentle ambient soundscapes effortlessly. It recalls the avant-garde ambient of William Basinski, Warp’s early ‘90s Artificial Intelligence compilations and some Brian Eno. Double LP and CD on Phantasy Sound.
Erol Alkan holds many accolades: DJ behind iconic London clubs Trash and Durrr, master of the mid noughties mash-up and, more recently, head of Phantasy Records. It’s his masterful remix touch, however, which is celebrated in this extensive box set. From Hot Chip to Daft Punk, Justice to Franz Ferdinand, it’s a comprehensive retrospective of just how sought after his magic touch is.
- Vinyl Deluxe LP box set (PHLP08X)
Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve, the pairing of Richard Norris and Erol Alkan, are best known for their space-psychedelic remixes of indie and dance tunes, but The Soft Bounce has them producing a full suite of original material that swims through synth-pop and acid drops. Guests include Holly Miranda and Hannah Peel. On Phantasy Sound.
A new suite of odd-pop music from São Paulo’s Babe, Terror. Ancient M’Ocean is a pleasing soup of bright and gooey sounds, as playful as it is experimental. And that’s not all! This CD comes with a 20 page comic book, designed by Babe, Terror and illustrated by Michael Crook. This rare audio-visual experience is available from Phantasy Sound.
Beyond The Wizards Sleeve is a collaboration between Erol Alkan and Richard Norris, Black Crow is the third single from their Soft Bounce album and Erol Alkan takes the track to reimagine it even further, replacing fuzzy and dramatic washes with thick and clean 80s synthesizers and cold swelling strings.