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NHK yx Koyxen / Kohei Matsunaga & Masayuki Imanishi
Self Split EP

  • Vinyl 12" (DIAG047)
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Shit & Shine
Very High EP

Craig Clouse’s Shit & Shine project returns to Diagonal Records (Powell, Not Waving) with a three-track EP. Part of what keeps the S&S project so exciting is Clouse’s willingness to change sonic course at the drop of a hat. You never quite know what you’re going to get with a new S&S record - could be gabber, could be grindcore, could be disco, could be none of the above. In the case of the Very High EP Clouse has gone for a sort of dubby, semi-satirical funk sound. Kind of like Mr Scruff but way less eager to please.
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  • Diagonal

The Modern Institute
Another Exhibition

  • Vinyl LP (DIAG040)
  • £18.99 £17.09 (saving: £1.90)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Russell Haswell

Noise merchant Russell Haswell presents this new mini LP which sits right between a 12" and an LP.  Here he collaborates with Sue Tomkins (Life Without Buildings). Her distinctive voice is sure to give a unique edge to music Haswell describes as being influenced by the music he heard during his formative years. 

Not Waving
Good Luck

London based Italian Alessio Natalizia returns to Diagonal with his ninth full length as Not Waving. Keeping in line with his abstracted and experimental take on club culture and EBM, Good Luck distills the oddness into catchy twisted pop. Well, almost, this stuff is pure freedom, from acidic punky techno to cheeky pop with a love of rave. Features the single Where Are We with Marie Davidson.
  • Vinyl Double LP (DIAG042LP)
  • CD (DIAG042CD)

New Beta Vol.2

Powell's fried acid techno makes hauntingly obtuse appearances in this ever changing, weirdly delirious long-player. At certain moments it's a merry chaos, various synth boxes spluttering nonsense into the sonic spaces; at other times it's hypnotic, understated groove, full of subtle developments and delicious tension.

Koehler / Stabudown Productions
Jim V Dan

This is a stand-off! A battle between two renegade rave heroes, Koehler and StabUdown Productions aka James Donadio of Prostitutes. Jim V Dan sees the two produce aggressive, tetchy takes on each other’s material. Expect banging breaks, deadly bass and industrial bleeps fired by cannons and exploding in showers of dub shrapnel. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton, 300 copies only of this vinyl 12” on Diagonal.

Shit & Shine
Total Shit!

Post everything mayhem bringer Shit and Shine returns with Total Shit! Whether it is or not is a purely subjective thing in this case. With a library of sounds that Nurse With Wound would probably happily take a gander at, and an almost complete lack of conscience Shit and Shine are a rarity that on a single record can make you dance and get very scared.

New Beta Vol.1

After his debut full length for XL in 2016, Powell returns to his own Diagonal imprint with an only available on vinyl (no digital is going to be done) mini album. Powell continues to explore his own unique sound with heavy nods to rave, drum and bass, and Belgian techno. From scatty chopped electro beats to acidic squeaks and blistering speed and onto beatless electronic journeys.
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  • Diagonal

Dance Tracksz

Ohia producer James Donadio’s 7th full length release under his Prostitutes moniker, with releases on Spectrum Spools and Digitalis he returns to Powell’s Diagonal imprint for his third release with them. Rough and ready, flaws and all rave culture on one vinyl. Dirty and cheeky techno come electro bangers that will be fuel when you’re deep into the weekend, but come monday might sound far too abrasive for you.


2 CD compilation from the tall lad behind Diagonal. Powell’s 11-14 is a journey through all his previous and recent 12’’ singles. We have the early fried in a vat motorik pieces from Body Music, to the more hard leaning recent gear from Club Music. This comp also features Powell getting all lairy with Russell Haswell on ‘Maniac’. Get hold of some truly solid Pop music.

Nordic Mediterranean Organization / Numerous Miscommunications Occur

Debut full-length from N.M.O., a pretty fucked-up sounding outfit with a big fondness for sharp sounds. Nordic Mediterranean Organisation / Numerous Miscommunications Occur is a neon-bright set of acid electronics and rave deconstructions, with a cheeky selection of locked grooves sprinkled through the middle of various tracks. Pretty wild. Double LP released in an edition of 500 on Diagonal.

Vegetation EP

Vegetation EP by Container comes on the Diagonal label and is a squelchy, menacing collection of creeping techno sounds. It’s dance music which aggressively confronts you, mocks you and dances around you as all control is lost to the ominous, strange noises of pulsating drum machine. Edition of 500 copies.  

In The Mouth Of The Wolf
In The Mouth Of The Wolf

In The Name Of The Wolf is what happens when big-name industrial techno practitioners Cindytalk and Ancient Methods get together: hard-thrusting rhythms and harsh, noisy textures all the way! Heavy stuff that simply commands the dancefloor’s co-operation. This self-titled collaborative debut 12” is limited to 500 copies only, in screen-printed sleeves. On Diagonal.

Not Waving

Alessio Natalizia’s project Not Waving submits a full-length album to Diagonal, blasting listeners along the way. Animals slides through body music, firm techno and industrially-informed synth-pop, fitting right into each style. Mighty stuff from a master of electronics. This CD release includes 2 bonus tracks.

Consumer Electronics
Repetition Reinforcement

12” vinyl from Consumer Electronics, following up their LP Estuary English from last year. The alias of Philip Best, and featuring Sarah Froelich and Russell Haswell, Repetition Reinforcement has driving brutal beats and a close, almost claustrophobic atmosphere. Cutting right to the bone with deadpan vocals and discordant tones. On Diagonal.

Not Waving
Get Serious

Diagonal champion the talents of Not Waving aka Alessio Natalizia with his new EP Get Serious. The 12” is cut at 45rpm for maximum club impact. It’s in your face and ready to go. A mix of Powell’s craziness, Belgian EBM of the late ‘80s and a sprinkling of Italian dancefloor flair. A full album, Animals, is due in 2016.

NHK yx Koyxen
Hallucinogenic Doom Steppy Verbs

Japanese eccentric/genius Kouhei Matsunaga (AKA NHK yx Koyxen) is back with his anarchistic, deconstructivist, dancefloor acid techno with this 26-minute, five-track debut wig out for London based Diagonal records. ‘Hallucinogenic Doom Steppy Verbs’ is an experiment in unfettered creativity and technical prowess that unravels the roots of electronic techno, crushing the aesthetic and rebuilding it into an unstable, degenerate, hardcore madness.

Russell Haswell
As Sure As Night Follows Day

Another missive from Russell Haswell, this time in the form of a state-of-the-Haswell full-length album. The man is particularly entranced with acid and techno sounds at the moment, and that really comes out on As Sure As Night Follows Day’s 19 tracks. Banging tunes with a rough, noisy edge. On Diagonal.

Flapper That

Computer punks Evol have a new 12” and it’s called Flapper That. One 20 minute piece of music over two sides of vinyl. Side one messes with waveform (and your head) in an hypnotic way, gradually changing speed and pitch. Side two adds drone and rave to the mix. Evol’s music has been a great influence on the Diagonal label since its inception.

Blood Music
Chicks / Badgering

New Blood Music 12” on Diagonal, packaged in a typically sharply designed sleeve. Frantic percussive activity, using Japanese Taiko drums among others. And on top of the drums, unleashed electronics and feedback run wild: this is a mighty mixture indeed. Also contains a powerful remix of Chicks by Helm.

For Promotional Use Only

12” vinyl. The boys down at Diagonal are kicking it old skool… With a modern twist.. Completely unknown white label “sourced from youtube and mastered for wax”... The contents? a 90s techno anthem, reworked into a 9 minute club banger, guaranteed to make it go mad. Incredibly limited, as they should be :-) soo copies, One per customer

Green Gums
Black Tongue EP

Available on 12” vinyl from Diagonal. Dom Butler (Factory Floor) and Richard Smith (L/F/D/M) join forces in Green Gums. With a more definite focus that their other moniker Bronze Teeth Black Tongue leads with minimal hard techno beats and overdriven acid synthlines. For fans of Factory Floor, Powell.

Ecstasy, Crashing Beats and Fantasy

  • Vinyl 12" (DIAG015)
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Russell Haswell
Double A

Russell Haswell recently came down to earth to shatter teeth and ruin lives with his new noisy record 'Conceptual nO!se', which was not only gleefully abrasive, but also kinda infuriating to type. Ever prolific, he returns now with 'Double A', a squelchy, more contentedly dance-oriented record consisting of two ten minute workouts. It's still intense, but a little less gruesome. 
  • Vinyl 12" (DIAG013)
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Shit & Shine
Powder Horn

Groovy power electronics, anyone? That's not exactly what Shit And Shine do, but listening to "PG 13", fixed with its dance beat, slick bassline and an onslaught of piercing screams, you'd be forgiven for thinking 'Powder Horn' was Pharmakon hanging with the Bee Gees. Similar to Astral Social Club's experiments in seeing if noise music can intersect with the sounds of your average nightclub, 'Powder Horn' brings together conventional funk and disco sounds with bursts of dissonant noise, the occasional slice of industrial percussion and tortured vocals. Rhythmic, smooth and terrifying all at the same time, the music of Shit & Shine makes for some brilliant contradictions. 
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  • Diagonal

The Ongoing Significance Of Steel & Flesh

New from London based upstart Diagonal comes a four tracker of tough, skeletal rhythms from label boss Powell. Revelling in mechanical hooks, cold, brittle percussion and unfamiliar time signatures, Powell pursues new modes of dancefloor dread but is unashamedly indebted to the past to: (amongst others) the propulsive funk of Suicide, the linear surge of Nitzer Ebb and the uncompromising force of Mika Vainio. No Wave New York remains more of an inspiration than bass-heavy London, as does the vision and encouragement of friend and Blackest Ever Black owner, Kiran Sande.  Diagonal would like to thank Downwards boss Karl O’Connor [Regis] for his love and support and, of course, for the bleak and brilliant rework he has contributed to this first release. Tracks: A1 The Ongoing Significance Of Steel And Flesh  /  A2 09 B1 09 (Karl O'Connor remix)  /  B2 Robotics

Shit & Shine

Released on 12" vinyl and digital download formats. The vinyl issue comes in an LP sleeve with double hits of high-vis yellow and pornographic pink. The release also marks the first collaboration with artist and designer Guy Featherstone, who heads up Design at Wieden and Kennedy, London. 
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  • Diagonal

Russell Haswell
37 Minute Workout

37 Minute Workout is released mid-February on both vinyl LP and digital download formats. The vinyl comes in a high gloss, spot-UV varnished sleeve with black and white inner — designed, as always, by Guy Featherstone.

Ooze / Ooze (Silent Servant Remix)

  • Vinyl 12" (DIAG008)
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