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eMMplekz
Rook to TN34

For the third time, Mordant Music and Ekoplekz unite for a set of fierce experimental bass-heavy audio. With track titles including ‘Britain’s Got Talon’, ‘Gloomy Leper Techno’ and ‘Hastings’, no to mention the shouted lyrics to ‘Less Trap More Clap’,  the pair aren’t taking themselves so seriously, but the music has a serious impact. Rook to TN34 is released as a cassette on the Mordant Music label.
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Leyden Jars
Heat Death

Leyden Jars self-describe their sound as ‘curdled’, and I think there is something in that. They use electronic materials, but they seem aged and tweaked in an organic way, somehow. It is not only the obscured vocals that give Heat Death a human touch: these synths and electro-acoustics appear to be learning how to breathe. Cassette on Mordant Music.
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Thanet
System

The System that Thanet’s latest release turns out to be the Solar System, with these ten tracks starting with the Sun and emanating outwards to the furthest depths of Pluto. These ‘Voyager MiMic’s’ make for a pretty heady journey it must be said. CDr in a clear orange case (so it looks weirder than your other CDs) on Mordant Music’s label

Tod Dockstader
Bellstomp / Pond Dance / Boingo Background


  • Vinyl 10" (MM056)
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Phlekz
Off E.P

Six tracks assembled from assorted archives, on which Phlekz leads us through oddly shaped electronic tunnels that pleasingly disorientate the listener. You could dance and shuffle to this, but most likely only in a significantly altered state. Single sided C60 cassette on Mordant Music’s label.
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Mordant Music & David Rudkin
Pinvin reMMix

An esoteric conversation that touches on faith and history held between David Rudkin and Sukhdev Sandhu, blended in with some queasy abstracted sound from Mordant Music. The whole thing is powerfully odd, disorientating my thinking in just a few minutes. Pinvin reMMix is served up on a single-sided square 7” flexidisc.
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Mr Maxted
Personal Player

Mr Maxted hasn’t been sighted in a while, but here he is dropping a fresh (but also plenty vintage-sounding) release onto the Mordant Music label. It’s analogue a-go-go in the world of Maxted, vocodering all over the shop over 80’s synth-boxes and clicky beats. Personal Player is a cassette, and comes packaged in a fetching shade of yellow.
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Donald Fraser
Locomotion

Electronics that point to about a hundred different spots on a map and claim that they all mark the spot; that's the sound Donald Fraser musters up on the bombastic Locomotion, his new collection of skittering manoeuvres for Mordant Music. A remix of the piece comes from the label's tape loopy bossman, as well as a rework from Fraser himself.
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eMMplekz
You Might Also Like

Some esoteric ravings from the Ekoplekz and Mordant Music mash up eMMplekz. You Might Also Like is a dystopian nightmare, in a supremely English fashion. Ian Hicks waxes lyrical about a range of topics in his darkly dulcet tones, whilst Nick Edwards supplies his customary dubbed out bleeps and bloops. It's Mike Skinner in an old peoples home. Out on cassette tape from Mordant Music.
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Pyramids of Space
POS

Despite remaining a staunchly anonymous release, 'POS' is the work of Pyramids of Space, a supposedly loose and roster-based electronic music group based in Cornwall through the mid-nineties, with a strong dedication to respecting classic traditions of the genre. 'POS sounds a lot like ambient and house stalwarts Global Communication. Made by a source unknown to even die-hard fans, it's being released on the ever-elusive Mordant Music label, which hosts similarly-minded artists to the pioneering and experimental electronic label Hyperdub, and has a history of challenging, left-field and varied sounds, be it droning guitar or spoken stories set to music. Mordant Music often hosts artists who swear themselves to the kind of anonymity electronic music has come to both adore and expect. 'POS' -- a long lost cassette release featuring ninety minutes of analogue-informed electronic music over twenty two tracks -- is no different. No credits appear on the cassette's sleeve or blurb, and while it can be compared to a great deal of ambient IDM artists (from Aphex Twin to Polygon Window) its best bet is label founder and musician Brian Mordant himself, who has often released dark electronic and synth works with meditative touchstones.   Mordant Music keep up the mythology of 'POS', integrating it into the music itself, citing "dunes, Pharaohs and curses" as motifs guiding the music. It has the feel -- in the great trio of theme, sound, and anonymity -- of Boards of Canada, who also make uncanny electronic music with little interest in their own role. 'POS' has a nineties vibe and influence (it was supposedly made around the time other early IDM artists were coming into their own) and shows it off. It also makes sure it respects the genre's affection for symbolism and the death of the author: this is ambient music made by an unknown source.
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