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Deru
Torn In Two

LA label Friends Of Friends (Shlohmo, Gun Selectah) release an LP of microtonal experiments from Deru. As one might expect from an album where the primary sound artefacts are discordant drones, Torn In Two isn’t exactly easy listening. Deru’s experience of c...view item »

Sweatson Klank
Fine Lines

We all wish we could be called Sweatson Klank, but unfortunately, there can be only one. This Sweatson Klank is a Los Angeles producer who melds hip-hop, future R&B and House whilst being nifty enough to balance the necessary muscular punch with a soulful emotional tug. Fine Lines doesn’t fit into any ...view item »

Indian Wells
Where The World Ends

Indian Wells is Pietro Iannuzzi a producer from southern Italy who makes emotive electronic music which channels feelings of social, geographic and political isolation. This is his third album and has a hypnotic quality with wordless vocals and choirs helping to create melodic heavenly and compelling mood pieces....view item »

Groundislava
Groundislava

Groundislava, from the same corner of town as DEEJ and Schlomo, surfed in on the wave of mainstream acceptance of nerddom in general and chiptune in particular. His self-titled debut ducked the radar on its release, but became a cult classic over time and is now finally up fo...view item »

Anenon
Tongue

Tongue is the fourth LP by Los Angeles-based Anenon (or Brian Allen Simon to his landlord). Thanks to a press release the length of War and Peace, I’ve learned that it was recorded in Tuscany on a disenchanted break away from Trump’s America. It finds our man Brian lining up lots of tinkling piano a...view item »

Deru
1979

Benjamin Wynn a.k.a. Deru is an Emmy Award-winning composer, sound designer and producer. Deru grew up in Chicago, where his earliest influences came across the airwaves of the legendary University of Chicago radio station, WHPK. Listening to hip-hop and specifically its use of static in music, Wynn began his first forays into manipulating sound...view item »

Perera Elsewhere
All Of This

The second album by Jahcoozi member Perera Elsewhere was created in many different ‘elsewhere’s, from Istanbul to Berlin to Mumbai. All Of This is downtempo and downbeat, bringing in trip-hop vibes to its experimental art-pop sound-world. All Of This is released by the Friends of Fr...view item »

M.O.O.N.
Clinically Blasé

Whilst its tasty selection of rhythms and groove's are firmly rooted in a retro glut of dancefloor-ready genre's, M.O.O.N's blend amounts to a much more forward thinking method. On this occasion, Clinically Blase is a 10-track slice of synth-heavy and jazz-chord-fuelled expedition....view item »

COMBAT!
COMBAT!

Whilst fundamentally a guitarist, Los Angeles based Mark Nieto delves way deeper into electronic experiments, think Denis Jones stepping into Four Tet or Gold Panda territory, with warm organic percussion and intricate found sound beats. Especially with tunes like Jacaranda...view item »

Shlohmo
Bad Vibes: Rarities + Extras

Bad Vibes was the debut album of LA producer Shlohmo, and still a major favourite of his fans. This release bundles up some rarities and extras from the same period, including live versions and eerie ambient drifts. We can only ponder how this material never reached our ears before! 12” release on the Friends of F...view item »

Kyson
A Book Of Flying

Kyson’s music is drifty and warm, carrying Jian Kellett Liew’s intimate vocals on a light breeze of electronically-tinged folk. A Book Of Flying is very introspective in sound and in lyrical content: it feels like we listeners are being invited in to hear something very personal. Released by...view item »

Anenon
Petrol

Anenon is the project of Brian Allen Simon, in which he keenly explores the crossover points between improvisational jazz and electronic sound. Petrol, which was improvised with assistance from Jon-Kyle Mohr, is themed around the city of Los Angeles, and is consequently quite busy-sound...view item »

Keep Shelly In Athens
Now I’m Ready

Keep Shelly In Athens, who are indeed from the Greek capital, have a wide-reaching set of pop songs to present as their second full-length album. Now I’m Ready is consistently tuneful, but frequently bold in terms of textual choices. from 80’s sheen-pop to wild breakbeats. Out on Friends of Friends....view item »

Shlohmo
Laid Out EP

12” vinyl on Friends of Friends. With the release of his new album Dark Red Shlohmo  is re-releasing a few of his previous works. The Laid Out EP is his first foray into working on vocal centered songs. Featuring How To Dress Well this EP is a perfect introduction to how Shlo...view item »

Braille
Mute Swan

Praveen Sharma, recording as Braille, has been turning out choice dancefloor cuts on labels like Hotflush for a little while. But now we have his debut full-length LP, Mute Swan, which carries the listener through a breadth of emotionally driven and carefully produced electronic musics, Sharma...view item »

Groundislava
Frozen Throne

‘Frozen Thorne’ is Groundislava’s – aka Jasper Patterson- third LP from the self-proclaimed cyber punk. It’s a ten-song concept album that takes his usual diverse sound a step forward, connecting each track with a theme of searching for love in a futuristic cyber-based reality. Staying true to his cinematic tendenci...view item »

Shlohmo
Shlomoshun Deluxe

This is an expanded version of Shlohmo’s Shlomoshun Deluxe LP, featuring remixes from Tokimonsta and Fulgeance. Basically the record that ‘got everyone’s attention’ to what the LA producer was doing. If you’re into Nosaj Thing, Mike...view item »