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New releases - vinylNew in: Thursday 28th July 2016
The very first release from The Shimmer Band arrives with enthusiasm on Komplex Records. I wonder if their name is giving a certain nod to a certain Glitter Band, given the glam-rock stomp of Shoot Me (Baby)... Maybe it's a coincidence, but either way this is a pretty full-fledged sound from these young Bristol fellas. 7”, 500 copies.…view full details.
Ras Michael made true Rastafari roots reggae with his Sons of Negus group. The Numbered Days single draws on soul and electric reggae, but also makes great use of the Nyabinghi rhythmic meditation tradition for maximum spirituality. The results are ecstatic. Plus a super-strength dread dub on the B-side. 7” reissue on Dug Out.…view full details.
9/10 according to our Ant
Fantastic reissue of this LP from 1980 originally issued on Canadian label Lion’s Gate Records and now on Mark Ainley and Mark Ernestus (Basic Channel, Rhythm & Sound) always on point Dug Out label. Originally recorded at the Black Ark and now remastered at Abbey Road, cut at D+M and pressed on 180…view full details.
8/10 according to our Ant
4-track EP from Peter O'Grady (AKA Joy Orbison) and Sam Lewis (AKA Herron/ co-founder of Meandyou) on Hinge Finger - the label ran by Joy O and The Trilogy Tapes bossman Will Bankhead. Opening with the steady galloping t…view full details.
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Bored Young Adults, believe it or not, is the man Blawan himself. Shy Dancers On Bungalowdorf Beach is the debut of his new moniker, which finds him going extra deep into acid techno sounds. Although it should be noted that the pace is slow, considered, and heavy. 12” release on The Trilogy Tapes.…view full details.
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2 slices of churning electronic tune-power from TheFreqDesign. In The Lab and Anguarian Humblingbird will satisfy synth-fans in a trice. Please note that these are special lathé-cut 7” records, produced in a limited edition of 123. Only 20 in our stock-room however, so don’t wait about! From Polytechnic Youth.…view full details.
Look at that title...'Atom Brain Monster - Rock!'. Just look at the word 'Rock!'. This is the latest missive from former Spacemen 3 traveller Sterling Roswell. It's swampy, fuzzy rock and roll that seems to be a comment on a certain British leader who allegedly has a fondness for a type of snorting mammal. …view full details.
This compilation album is the brother of Tim Burgess’ new book, in which he goes looking for certain records recommended by certain musicians (Iggy Pop) and even certain authors (Ian Rankin). Evidently he found them, as 18 of them, taking in a very broad swathe of genres, are presented here. Vinyl Adventures From Istanbul To San Francisco is released on Burgess’ own O Genesis label.…view full details.
8/10 according to our Jamie
The Dwarfs of East Agouza -- trio made up of Maurice Louca (Alif, Bikya), Sam Shalabi (Land of Kush, Shalabi Effect) and Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls, The Invisible Hands) met in 2012 under a shared roof in Cairo’s Agouza district. They soon started making sweet music together; music which I am struggling to classify. Sometimes krautrock-y, sometimes jazzy; always North African, the trio&r…view full details.
9/10 according to Andrew (customer) on
Whether you know of Kon and Amir or not, you really need to get to know their compilations. These are the Carlsberg of diggers - by which I mean probably the best in the world. Long time friends of BBE - this is the 4th collection released under their name - you can see why they keep getting asked back. Previous collections have covered jazz, off beat funk, full on disco, afrobeat and much more, this is no different. However this is no funk and soul by numbers set, if you know any of …view full details.
8/10 according to our Ant
Much needed repress of this sought after 2004 production from Dutch techno veteran Jochem Peteri aka Newworldaquarium. The tracks actually date back to as early as 1993 so we’re talking a vintage era - around the same time he released the ‘Fragments’ 12” on the legendary …view full details.
This Glass Domain material is doubly hard to find: both the initial 1991 test pressings and the 2003 Clone re-pressing are long out-of-print. So Clone have fired up the vinyl plants once more. Glass Domain is the work of Gerald Donald (of Drexciya and Dopplereffekt), and it positively fizzes with creative electro energy, even today!…view full details.
The name on the wax is L.A.M. (Life After Mutation), but the Detroit heads among you will know who lurks behind that moniker: this is basically the first ever Drexciya release! Deleted for a long time, this reissue on Clone Aqualung Series brings the Balance Of Terror back into action. And god damn, this is hard-hitting, danc…view full details.
The Digital Afterlife EP gives us listeners a thrilling insight into how Jamal Moss (he of the Hieroglyphic Being) creates in the heat of the moment: the title track was put together on the fly in the midst of a 2-hour ambient-centric set in Amsterdam this year. Plus 2 other strong, previously-unheard cuts. 12” EP.…view full details.
Florian Kupfer has had a busy and respectable couple of years, dropping fine platters on labels like L.I.E.S. and Russian Torrent Versions. Now he’s got another set of thoughtfully put-together hardware tracks: the ratio on Unfinished is 3 parts simmering club action and 1 part beatless odyssey. 12” released on Technicolour, a division of Ninja Tune.…view full details.
DJ Koze promises full disco action with this remix of Låpsley’s tune Operator, and he doesn’t disappoint. This is a fully-extended disco remix in the grand 12” tradition, stomping on for 10 groovy minutes. You’ve got the handclaps, the funk bassline, everything you need. Single-sided vinyl 12”, out in a strictly limited edition on XL Recordings. …view full details.
If there's any XL completists out there it would be interesting to see a collection with both this and Adele in it but it's good to see that some of the funds from ol' bleater goes to something good. Brothers Tom and Ed Russell have had individual success as Truss and Tessela but had never worked together so in a heartwarming development for their parents they located to Wales to collaborate and had fun too. Certainly sounds like it - this is energ…view full details.
Absolutely no information anywhere on exactly who these people are but they follow up a previously well regarded 12' on Whities with this which is an absolute killer release. 'Naturally Spineless' must have the biggest, fattest bass in recorded music history and balances this with chiming delayed synth twangs and house pads. 'Underripe' missed the bass but makes up for it with expert programming. Don't take my word for it - have a listen! …view full details.
Ma Spaventi follows up last year’s debut full-length quick-sharp with another feature presentation of tunes. Isola Sommersa is full of tracks that duck and weave through the history of house music, doffing caps to Detroit and Chicago whilst going resolutely its own way. 9 tracks on 2 LPs, from M>O>S Recordings.…view full details.
7/10 according to our Ant
Husband and wife do Mike and Tara Connelly return to Dominick Ferknow’s Hospital Productions label for a 3-track EP produced by Fernow himself. We Are Away is a slice of gothy Coldwave pop driven by rudimentary drum machine, fuzzy guitar and icy melodic touches. ‘Never Pass Away’ has a ra…view full details.
9/10 according to our Ant
My goodness what is happening here? Sounds like R2-D2 and his crew of merry modular synthesizer droids has remade Robert Ashley’s 'In Sara, Mencken, Christ And Beethoven There Were Men And Women’. This record is a mind boggling, disorientating, complex network of bleeping, twisted electronic spaghetti and…view full details.
8/10 according to our Ant
Imagine you’re a steel ball bearing travelling through a pinball machine, rebounding and clattering until you disintegrate and evaporate, and you could be in Lanark Artefax track ‘All That Is Solid Melts Into Air’ which opens the young Glaswegians producer’s ‘Glasz’ EP on Lee Gamble’s…view full details.
9/10 according to our Ant
Jon K and Demdike Stare have curated and compiled a badass compilation of old and new tracks from Jamaica’s Equiknoxx collective. Twelve cuts strong of rump shakin’ dancehall beats and “computerize riddims” it really displays how dancehall has e…view full details.
Three edits taken from their previous debut album 'The Soviet Tape' this is beat-fuelled take on funk, soul and jazz grooves with edits by Charaunіtsy (Sorceress), Latvian singer Mirdza Zivere and Scientist creating devastating dancefloor and fun times for anyone who likes funky flute laden discotheque. …view full details.
9/10 according to Jack (customer) on
The Suicide self titled debut is an unique and powerful album especially for 1977. Though, you will find no electric guitars or drums here, Suicide comes off just as powerful. A reliance on synth was unique for the era but Suicide pull it off especially well, proving that punk was more about attitude and concern than aesthetic. In this, Suicide prove to many of their image focused contemporaries what makes punk is the attitude and thus become even more punk and dangerous. Suicide was a produc…view full details.
The Berlin Atonal festival (housed in an former power-plant, the perfect location for heavy, industrially-tinged sounds) have started to release selected performances from last year’s event. Here we have extracts from the set of analogue-synth explorer Peder Mannerfelt, issuing a discourse on future sound via his EMS synth. 500 vinyl copies only!…view full details.
Karlrecords have allowed Reinhold Friedl (main man in Zeitkratzer) to keep curate a series of major electroacoustic reissues for them: second up is a work by the almighty Iannis Xenakis. La Légende D’Eer is a huge piece of electronic sound, noisy and overwhelming and beautiful. Several different mixdowns and versions exist, but this is a new one, overseen by Rashad Becker. Crucial electronics!…view full details.
An absolutely essential purchase for any fans of BBC Radiophonic Orchestra/early day synth, this very rare soundtrack created in 1972 by legendary composer Delia Derbyshire (along with artist Elsa Stansfield) finally gets a re-issue on the ever inquisitive Trunk records. They came up with a mix of sound design, tape manipulation and natural environmental sounds for Anthony Roland's 1972 film about the slides of radical stills photographer Pamela Bone. …view full details.
Any day of the week give me some melancholic repeato techno and I'll be happy for awhile. The lead track here is a delicious slab of just that that has gorgeous melancholy synth and two step beats cut into an awkward repeating sample. marvellous. This has in fact four tracks and is a hand stamped edition of 200 so be quick if you want one. …view full details.
Mushroom Ceremony of the Mazatec Indians of Mexico is a recording from 1956 by R. Gordon Wasson in Mexico of Maria Sabina, a Mexican curandera performing healing rituals. These rituals would require the participant to ingest psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms. The looping chant is an interesting and intimate look into another culture. Reissued as a cassette tape or vinyl LP in edition of 300 copies. …view full details.
7/10 according to our Robin
Bypassing any and all puns that can be made about tapes I’ll move swiftly into a declaration that ‘Tapesongs’ is a repress from the late ‘70s, when Joan La Barbara stood as pretty much one of the only people prominently utilising the tape as an object of song composition. That’s not to say these sound like songs as you know them -- rather, they sound like what we&r…view full details.
You can’t really see the faces of Salem’s Pot under their masks on that sleeve art, but they can see you… It's the perfect image for this Swedish gang of splatter-horror movie obsessives: a spooky threat but with a rich undertow of campy fun. That vibe flows through the hard-acid-rock of Pronouce This!, a funtime throwback to heavy guitar times of old. On RidingEasy.…view full details.
8/10 according to our Robin
The trio known for banging guitars with mallets and generally doing the band thing wrong (but so right) are back here with an album for the experimental music fan cursed with a short attention span. Hi, that’s me. This record is an emphatic compression of their previous records, moving seamlessly between its shorter vignettes with striking percussive accents and tectonic volume-s…view full details.
Mythological imprint Folklore Tapes continue their run of weird and beautiful releases based on indecipherable rhetoric, this one combining label post-grad Ian Humberstone and David Chatton Barker. This one was recorded at the Great Circle of Stanton Drew, a stone circle with particular connections to certain objects of the sky. The duo do such abstract folk things as one can expect from the label, as well a…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton
Like the Pink Panther in that episode where he battled with the hairdryer I'm all Fluffed out this morning. This is the third LP on the reconstituted Fluff label that has arrived this morning and they are all worth telling you about. This time it's a full two sided album but in common with Emily Edrosa and Hideous Towns it c…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton
Emily Edrosa is also the vocalist in Street Chant who have covered themselves in the glory with releases on Flying Nun of late. This solo work is different to the melodic NZ pop of that band being a more tattered and splintered but still has her pop nous intact. Everything is recorded in a trebly lo-fi manner and Emily's voice has a hissy feel to …view full details.
Psychedelic Indie-rock band Night Beats have recently released their third album, Who Sold My Generation through Heavenly Recordings after impressive UK shows. Power Child is taken from that album whilst the b-side Wolf is exclusive to this 7”. The band, who started life as a duo are originally from Texas, but moved to Seattle where they were initially picked up by Chicago label Trouble In Mind. …view full details.
Indie pop from Wales that is Very Nice. Seazoo seem to have inherited from Yo La Tengo that strong feeling that what we are hearing is just the sound of some close friends having a great deal of fun together. What more could one ask for? Teeth is 2 quick blasts of indie fun, with bits of organ and synth around the guitar-drums core. 7” as part of the Too Pure Singles Club.…view full details.
7/10 according to Jack (customer) on
While it can take some getting used to for fans of Neurosis's heavier material, The Eye of Every Storm is worth the effort. These guys occupy their own little niche in the music world, composing multifaceted epics with an admirable disregard for what everyone else is doing. Neurosis's knack for jarring dynamics is still abundantly evident in "I Can See You" and the instrumental "Shelter," two pieces that start slowly and then kick into high gear for a searing heaviness that's all the more eff…view full details.
DM Stith presents his first solo record in 7 years: a carefully-brewed record of songs for voice and electronics. Stith’s voice is slick and soulful, but his modular synth-heavy instrumental textures explore all sort of territory: it feels like they are only half shacked to the songs. Pigeonheart is an interesting one, out on Outset Recordings.…view full details.
Debut full-length album from The Districts, who manage to write and record the whole thing before they even left high school! Nicely done guys. Telephone, from 2012, is an Americana-rock record driven by a rootsy guitar sound and full-bodied vocals that have an impressive amount of character for one so young. 9 tracks pressed to vinyl, with a download code for the full 13 included.…view full details.
The films of Nicolas Winding Refn always need a slick-cool soundtrack, and sinister new picture Neon Demon is no exception. Cliff Martinez, who worked with Refn on the classic Drive, does the honours with some dark neon synthwork. This OST release also includes featured tracks by …view full details.
Here we have 12” white vinyl of the Claptone remix with a download code for the full remix package or a CD with that full package on it, including mixes by Claptone, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Hybrid, Planet Funk and Richard X. Enough to sink your teeth into there. The 7" has sold out sadly. …view full details.
Material from Solar Bears recent album Advancement gets a good going-over from Andrew Weatherall, the hardy perennial producer for spacey-electronica in the indie world. Of course, Solar Bears were electronic to begin with, so Weatherall adds percussion and dark textures to Separate From The Arc until it reaches new heights. 12” on Sunday Best.…view full details.
8/10 according to Jack (customer) on
These songs are from half of the Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks EP which is phenomenal. All tracks were recorded during the Moon and Antarctica sessions, which is my personal favourite album. Shortly following this was the release of Isaac Brock's side project Ugly Casanova's only album Sharpen Your Teeth, which is an absolutely amazing piece of work. The songs really grow on you like any other Modest Mouse record and you start to like every song till you've listened to it so much yo…view full details.
8/10 according to Jack (customer) on
Solid sophomore effort from this young power trio. Bodacious is more dynamic than their debut 409 and shows a range of styles / influences from rock, punk, funk, reggae and ska. Bodacious is a fantastic album especially if you like pop-punk with excellent drums and clever/cute lyrics. "Bliss" is the third cut on the album and is one of the catchiest, freshest songs I have heard in a long time. They remind me of music from the late seventies but with a modern gloss and the singer sure can can …view full details.
7/10 according to our Clinton
The main selling point here is the inclusion of two grizzled Sonic Youth veterans in Lee Ranaldo and former milky bar kid Steve Shelley but it's really all about singer songwriter the improbably named Kim Talon. The album is a quirky mix of oddball grunge pop songs with strange lyrics. For example, the opening 'Passion'…view full details.
Dubblestandart are a long-running dub crew from Austria. They’ve deeply learned the lessons of the Jamaican originators though to be fair, with every sound swimming around in a cosy echo haze. It does feel a little odd to hear toasting in German though… Dub Realistic is out on Echo Beach.…view full details.
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