The St Pierre Snake Invasion’s new single, part of the Too Pure Singles Club, makes a mockery of its own 7” format by being only one minute and sixteen seconds in length (although there is also a B-side). Dick E Mozart packs a lot into its tight duration though, sludging up your stereo with frantic har...view item »
Six new tracks from Alejandro Mosso, who reckons that this set represents a move away from sheer dancefloor utilitarianism and towards electronic music narratives: songs if you will. Gaia’s tracks are all named for celestial bodies, and they do feel like expressions of something, even if they still retain the powe...view item »
A Kind Revolution is Paul Weller’s 13th studio album and in celebration of the 40th anniversary of his first full length it has been released on a load of formats plus an incredible deluxe vinyl box set spread over 5 10” vinyls with individual artwork. Well er is still going strong and shows many youngsters ...view item »
A collaboration of collection and assembly sees this record through to its twisted endpoint, with Francesco Maria Narcisi and Giacomo Fidanza working from their respective corners to make something striking and strange. Fidanza, an ambient musician working primarily with rather stretched and strained accordions, gave ‘The Accordion Session...view item »
To end a massive 2016(having worked with ANOHNI and Kanye West), Hudson Mohawke released a bunch of original material he had worked on for the soundtrack to the open world hacking game Watch Dogs 2. Featuring his trademark glitchy hip-hop beats and distorted low end trap horns in cinema...view item »
The Auntie Winnie Album was the sixth album to be released by psychedelic rock act The Bevis Frond. Originally released in 1989, it is ripe for rediscovery. The Bevis Frond is essentially Nick Saloman who writes, produces and performs everything with bits of help here and there. He is one of the most un...view item »
RAC (Remix Artist Collective), setup and lead by André Allen Anjos drops his new full length album on Counter Records. Refined electro pop-come-disco with a grand 80s glamour. With all but the outro bringing a different collaborating artists. Featuring Rivers Cuomo, Chaos Ch...view item »
Pacific Express come roaring back from 1976 South Africa with the reissue of their debut Black Fire. They created a fiery, pioneering sound which cooked together a potent stew of Latin, R&B, soul, pop, rock and jazz. The blend was irresistibly funky with a militant swing; the mood was defiantly u...view item »
Dramatic 80’s soundtrack synthwork from Stefano Mainetti, accompanying cult zombie flick Zombi 3. Please note that the two editions we have for sale are differently coloured, feature different artwork, and contain different tracklistings (the Special has bonus DJ skits and interludes taken from the film), so choos...view item »
Warp Transmission are a Finnish group who are deadly serious about fiercely-blasted dark psychedelia. Taman Shud, which was first released as a cassette, is so full of overdrive, effects and distortion that the textures start to mutate into something alien. Remastered for CD and vinyl and released by Creepy Crawl. Pow!...view item »
Idylls is the new album from sound art collagist and composer Lieven Martens Moana. Following its namesake it is presented as audio prose, composed using field recordings and minimal instrumentation and channelling the experiences of Robert Louis Stevenson. Recorded over a few years between Antwerp and Tokashikijima. Li...view item »
This is a bold and direct couple of tracks, straight-up disco jams forged from the apt collaboration of Ben & Sadar. As a wholly organic piece, nothing is sampled here - only clean cut bass, sax, guitar and drum programs amount to We Are Righteous People. It's a must have for retro e...view item »
Berlin Techno maestro Marcel Dettmann takes a look back to the past with this compilation, the third in Dekmantel’s Selectors series. Selectors 003 is a set of eleven ‘pre-techno’ tracks that were influential to Dettmann’s formative years, including Cabaret Volta...view item »
Hantrax is Belgian producer and pianist Han Swolf. Well renowned in the Belgian underground for his hectic and shape shifting electro productions he unveils Gazebo Compositions as a pause to reflect on his roots as a pianist. Gorgeous solo piano compositions and improvisations that are equally melanchol...view item »
Dan Caballero, as distinct from Don Caballero, is a techno man of old school proportions, being a member of ancient techno-activist organism Underground Resistance, and is here releasing a 12” under his solo Nomadico alias on his own Yaxteq label.
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Philippe Krootchey was an electro DJ and creator during the 70s and 80s on the Parisian electro circuit who apparently had a big hit with his group Love International and the single ‘Dance on the Groove (and Do the Funk)’. Don’t remember that one myself, but then I was less than an embryo in thos...view item »
Bardo Pond always keep themselves busy and continually seek the other limits of the music they play. Curanderos is the supergroup formed by Bardo plus the ensemble Kohoutek, who help push things into extra avant territory. Two side-long pieces of sweet experimental jamming make ...view item »
Lead singer of -- yes, for the first and last time, this is their band name -- Rubblebucket, Kalma Traver has here stepped out for a record of pop peculiarities on NNA Tapes. Away from her jam ‘n’ funk day to day, sh...view item »
Fast punches packed into 7” here from a band as home and away as the TV show of the same name; with members out of Australia, Italy, Mallorca, this hardcore band convene in Germany to make shambolically produced and furiously performed punk bulletins. It’s no surprise that they share members with the d...view item »
Finally unleashing a vinyl release after a series of cassette-only efforts, the NCA label proudly present this four tracker from LA producer Ashtrejinkins who produces a distinct brand of experimental, jazzy and cut up hip-hop stylings. Like root beer, it should help cool you down on the hottest of days. This needle ain't s...view item »
Seriously exciting stuff here for Prince fans: as well as a remastered version of the deeply classic album Purple Rain, the CD versions of this reissue also include a whole disc of contemporary tracks from the great one’s immense and closely guarded archives, which haven’t even been bootlegged before! Revel ...view item »
Brian Taylor's Rambo is somewhat repetitive, but not too much. It is also one of Tyler's more, shall I say, furious film scores. It is really intense, but it hasn't given me a headache so far. Well, let me put it this way. It isn't Brian Tyler's best, but it definitely isn't his worst either. If you already have the music to War, The Fast and Th...view item »
One of the UK’s grooviest acts employ some groovy people to make their groovy music even groovier. For instance, Chaos in the CBD shifts Patience standout ‘Love Me Again’ from a sun-drenched r&b cut to a punchy club jam that sounds like Theo Parrish attempting two-step. The vinyl a...view item »
Faust still exist. Sonic toothaches to the bitter end, the band recently scoped out a full tour of the US and managed to wring a whole ‘Fresh Air’ out of it, their fourth record of this decade, if you can believe it. Released to little fanfair, it proves the krautrock legends still know how to do their thing, if no ...view item »
Here’s some sonic Body Horror for ya, courtesy of some fresh blood from somewhere around Manchester. Apparently much of the source material comes from a pack of early Slipknot samples, which Croww has mutilated and reassembled into these Frankenstein, mutant, industrial/noise/grindcore/drill & bass infor...view item »
For anyone that’s been living under a rock for the past two years - Gqom Oh! Is a label dedicated to to the Gqom music of Durban, South Africa. You could lose days of your life tracking down this stuff online and downloading it. At this point - the label's fifth release, I ha...view item »
Phil bless him has ordered a signed copy direct from Invada. That's dedication when you run a record shop and could pretty much just get an unsigned copy for free. He's also allowed me to review if from his copy so I don't destroy one of yours with my massive fingers. He did instruct me not to touch/ruin it so I'm being very careful.
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Arthur Verocai’s debut album is an obscure hidden classic of funky Brazilian samba-soul music, released to not-enough interest in 1972 but rediscovered in 2004 by Harmonic 313. Consequently, Verocai returned in 2007 with Encore, an album of new compositions recorded with an ensemb...view item »
Manchester based producer Liam Blackburn had already staked his name in dubstep as Indigo and into darker realms of electronics as one half of Akkord with Synkro. He then turned his gaze to deep and atmospheric ambient with a techno edge, no club focus here though just dark myst...view item »
Well why not: a version of Mike Oldfield’s classic progscape Tubular Bells, re-scored for a twenty-eight piece brass ensemble! They have in fact done a great job, using different aspects of the brass repertoire to bring out nuanced variations on the piece. Tubular Brass also features a synth solo ...view item »
Inger Lorre of Infamous Nymphs kicked out these particular jams to an adoring sold-out crowd Live At The Viper Room, and these recordings have now (thank god!) surfaced. The sound is a raw unleashing of energy, with a Siouxsie & The Banshees cover chucked in along with original ...view item »
Very nice business here: a vintage New York label is having some of its very vine, very rare music excavated from obscurity for modern-day reissue. Doin’ It All Night / Dust To Dust is a wonderful pair of disco-funk joy-bubbles, produced in 1979 by Cloud One, aka Peter Brown and P...view item »
Alex Menzies takes time out from his Alex Smoke alias to follow a slightly different tack. Other World Music Vol. 1 delves into various musical traditions, modes and techniques in order to find new ways to sound, with acoustic and electroacoustic sources and processes applied. Cassette release on OWM....view item »
Luxus Steroid Abamita is a double-sized record of experimental machine music from Charles Manier, the project of Tadd Mullinix. You could probably dance to most of it, but only if you can weave yourself past the many dense layers of fizzy sound: guitars delaying into the distance, overcranked synthesize...view item »
The record that Dwight Sykes should probably have released in the 1980’s is available to pick up on this nine-track record. On The Rocks is a pretty low-fi and easy listening affair that contains elements on 80’s soul and jazz, but with a rough and ready finish of a not-so-overproduced album. Available on Vi...view item »
What could very well be the heaviest and most thudding sounding bass drum I've ever heard on an opening track, APRON32 is the release from SSJJ and Devin Dare on Apron. This two track split Vinyl 12" is a cracking addition to any 'sort-of' hip-hop record collection and is a genuinely decent attempt at the lo-fi vibe.&nb...view item »
With previous releases on The End Records and At A Loss Records, Portland based Braveyoung bring their third full length to Flenser. With a starting point of experimental post-doom/hardcore like Pelican or Isis, Misery And Pride’s long drones and string arrangements are brooding t...view item »
Post-punk, Electro, and synth wave reissue label Dark Entries look closer to now with this reissue of Italo-disco synth producer Tobias Berstrup’s EP 27. Taking two mixes from the original release and adding some unreleased material from his Re-Animate Me album sessions. FFO Pet Shop Boys...view item »
Remastered for vinyl by George Horn, No Motive is the 1982 release from New York experimental rock outfit 3 Teens Kill 4. Although the record may be from the 80’s, it could easily be plucked from any of the current new wave bands, showing just how progressive 3 Teens Kill 4 are- notice the references to Reagan thr...view item »
Collaborations are rarely more effective than this. The coming together of the rapidly ascending Kaytranada and rap veteren Snoop Dogg makes Lavender (Night Fall Remix) by BADBADNOTGOOD a perfect fusion of hip hop and electronica. Its video als...view item »
Sydney based techno producer Thomas McAlister (Sean Thomas) takes his Cop Envy moniker and moves to Templar Sound for his second EP. Bringing two worlds together he meshes the tight low end of detroit and tops it off with dirty hoover synths and british rave nastiness. Sweaty and raucous, delici...view item »
Interstellaria is an acclaimed indie video game that brings old-school gaming aesthetics back back back, in the context of an open-optioned space adventure. The game has an original soundtrack by Chipzel, which is here presented in deluxe double LP style with exclusive cover artwork. Melancholy bleeping and dramatic syn...view item »
This new single from another one of those London Grammar-type singers sets itself apart for three reasons:
It’s got a great beat, sort of like this mash-up of Sophie’s ‘Hard’ and Death Grips’ ‘Anne Bonny’ I heard on YouTube once.
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The early works of Norwegian experimentalist Deathprod (aka Supersilent member Helge Sten) here receive some attention from Smalltown Supersound’s reissues division. Treetop Drive is an early 90’s work composed using Sten’s ‘Audio Virus’ ar...view item »
Juliana Hatfield, whose career stretches back to the early 90’s, thought she was finished with songwriting until a certain presidential election happened. Like (we predict) quite a few artists, this jolted her into creativity, speedily writing and recording fourteen songs of vivid music. The results are here on Pussyca...view item »
Imagine Alan Lomax travelled in a time machine and visited the era of the peak of the bubonic plague in Europe sometime during the 1300’s. He buried his tapes in a time capsule and we’re now listening to the rotting, eroded recordings of the bubbling of toxic pools and streams. The tortured muttering a...view item »
Once post-Britpop and sad but now firmly fluorescent anthem merchants, Coldplay and their "allthiest" frontman Chris Martin bring out a new EP that shows just what the big time has done to them. A live version of a hit with The Chainsmokers plus new tracks "All I Can Think About Is You" and "...view item »
The kings of smoked filled room hip-hop Cypress Hill released their fourth full length album IV in 1998, originally released on Ruffhouse/Columbia. Solid down beat boom bap, hazy head nodders. You know what this is for. Features Rapper Barron Ricks spitting on several cuts. Double LP reissue from We Are Vinyl....view item »
Limited pink vinyl reissue of the absolutely classic 80's anthem 'Pretty In Pink' as heard in the John Hughes Movie of the same name, release your inner Molly Ringwald with this lush gatefold double 7" complete with liner notes, colour inner sleeves and a photographic art postcard. ...view item »
They totally panicked on their name and went for the word that best described their conundrum, but fuck's music is far more intuitive, delving into indie rock both melancholy and winking with sweet, Americana inspired melodies and embellishing arrangements. Baby Loves a Funny Bunny, also a weird name, is ...view item »
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