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30% Off Things You Might Have Missed in December

Rather like the back of a Christmas tree, the records that come in towards the end of the year tend to get overlooked. So to appease anyone who gets upset by this, we've picked out some bits from the scrag end of the year that you might have missed in the rush to buy your Christmas tat. 30% off!
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A New Line (Related)
Our Lady Of Perpetual Fucking Succour

A long awaited follow up to the critically acclaimed self titled debut (Dead Albatross nominated no less), this is a four track EP of minimal techno repetition from Andrew Johnson (Hood/Remote Viewer). With roots in the deep dark dub of pioneers such as Terrence Dixon, Johnson has been influenced by recent collaborations with Miles Whittaker (Demdike Stare) and has stripped his sound back to ultra repetitive beats and hypnotic dance floor jams. There are four tracks on the vinyl plus extra remixes on the download (Beppu, Perfume Advert, Maxim Wolzyn, the Humble Bee and Northerner).   **INITIAL COPIES COME WITH BONUS SIGNED POSTCARD** 
  • Vinyl 12" (HAM012)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Air Waves
Parting Glances

Nicole Schneit's Air Waves project returns with a second album drawing on an array of Brooklynite talent including  friends from Hospitality, Ava Luna, Woods and Crystal Stilts alongside Jana Hunter (Lower Dens). Schneit's songs remain thoughtful meditations on interpersonal relations while her gently rocking soundworld is enriched by the contributions of her comrades.

Armando Sciascia
Violin Reactions

Armando Sciascia has done significant work soundtracking odd wonders of Italian cinema, but also had a sideline in experimental library musics. Violin Reactions is of the latter group, with a mass of strings swirling around synthesiser lines and percussion. An extremely rare and desirable release, now out in the world again thanks to The Roundtable label.

Boogarins
Manual

Boogarins are a psychedelic pop / rock group from Brazil who sing mostly in Portuguese. Manual is their second full-length record, and its eleven tracks feel at once grounded (by a rhythm section who propel everything forward) and about to drift away (elevated by the airy vocals and guitars). Released by the Other Music label.

CRYSTAL
Crystal Station 64

Crystal are a Japanese gang of sleek synth enthusiasts, apparently taking as much influence from the soundtracks to 1980’s action comedy films as from fellow electro producers as seen on the Ed Banger roster (they were ‘discovered’ by Justice). Crystal Station 64 is their debut full-length, and includes a bonus collaboration with Ikonika!
  • CD (FRAU53)
  • £9.99 £5.00 (saving: £4.99)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Dan Friel
Life

Dan Friel comes at things the right way, starting with a small, simple set-up and wringing all he can out of it. In his case, a Yamaha Portasound toy keyboard is at the core of everything, Friel overcranking it and using it to mimic a whole range of instruments. Life is a record of high-energy, lo-fi melodic dance songs: lots of fun! On Thrill Jockey.

DJ Paypal
Sold Out

DJ Paypal is here with Sold Out, stretching the pun as far as it can go there. Going for pure fun in a footwork world, this is his debut for Brainfeeder and the music is a mix of fast tempo remixes of genres such as jazz and salsa combining EDM and hip hop elements. Sold out? We'll see. Should be.

DJ Sprinkles
Shishapangma EP

DJ Sprinkles (aka producer / theorist Terre Thaemlitz) has, perhaps unexpectedly (although you’d be a fool to try and develop a rule of thumb for Sprinkles) chosen to remix a Simon Fisher Turner piece that originally soundtracked a film about Mount Everest. Shishapangma pairs the deep house rework with the original for a great record. On Comatonse Recordings.

Ennio Morricone
La Trapolla Scatta A Beirut

La Trapolla Scatta A Beirut was a 1966 spies-abroad caper. As it was a film, odds were pretty good that it would be soundtracked by Ennio Morricone: and so it came to pass. No soundtrack was ever released, but GDM have put together a 10” EP of some of Morricone’s excellent music from the film, to simulate the kind of release it could have had at the time.

Filipe Felizardo
Volume IV - The Invading Past and Other Dissolutions

Filipe Felizardo is a rare guitar explorer, one who understands that interesting guitar textures are as much the result of interactions with amplifiers as it is fancy fretwork. He has has personally customised his amp with this in mind. Volume IV - The Invading Past and Other Dissolutions is a double LP on the three:four label.

Four Tet (Fourtet)
Pink

Pink was first issued a few years ago as a digital-only compilation of vinyl-only 12” tracks that Four Tet had slipped out under the radar. Now they are back on vinyl again, but this time as a single, coherent collection. It’s all about the high quality shuffle here, Kieran working his magic over the course of 8 club-length tracks. 2LP on Text.

Francisco Lopez
La Selva: Sound Environments From A Neotropical Rain Forest

Francisco Lopez is a real pro at recording and sequencing field recordings, and rainforests are a particular favourite of his. La Selva: Sound Environments From A Neotropical Rain Forest is a continuous 70-minute piece of amazing scale and detail. Presented on a USB memory stick accompanied, for some unfathomable reason, by a blank LP. On Sub Rosa.

Hospital Ships
Oh Ramona

Hospital Ships is the solo project of founder indie rock veteran Jordan Geiger (Shearwater, Minus Story). ‘Oh, Ramona’ is Geiger’s first release as a solo artist featuring bedroom recordings of his carefully composed songs, tenderly played out on gently acoustics and barely audible vocals.

J Dilla
Dillatronic Vol. 3

Premium-grade beat action from the archives of the beloved J Dilla, this time with totally unheard material! The material on Dillatronic Vol. 3 is especially heavy on electronic synth lines, supported by breaks that have that perennially funky Dilla quality. A vinyl treat for Dilla-heads, out on Vintage Vibes / Ma Dukes Official.

Jean-Louis Costes
Le fantôme d'Archie Shepp

Here we have a live album from Jean-Louis Costes, recorded at the famed Instants Chavirés venue. I’m not entirely sure what subjects are inspiring Costes on Le fantome d’Archie Shepp, as I don’t speak French, but from the demented style of his vocals, he may well be possessed by the ghost of Shepp. An LP of fully committed odd-songs on the Disques Charivari label.
  • Vinyl LP
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Joe LoDuca
Army Of Darkness - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The 1992 instalment of the Evil Dead franchise featured an aggressive horde of the living dead: an Army Of Darkness if you will. Naturally this epic horror has a mighty soundtrack to drive it along, fully orchestrated by The Seattle Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and scored by Joe LoDuca. Gatefold LP with beautiful new artwork, on Mondo.

Johnny Marr
Adrenalin Baby – Johnny Marr Live

Adrenalin Baby by Johnny Marr is a collection of live recordings from the past three years. The songs come from his two solo albums The Messenger and Playland with the addition of a few classics from his halcyon days with The Smiths and Electronic. Marr’s intentions were to capture on record what happened on stage.

Keith Hudson
Jammys Dub Encounter

Big re-issue for fans of premium dub. A companion piece to 'Tuff Gong Encounter' this showcases The Wailers in fine and heavy style. King Jammy is at the controls for six massive woofer testing dub tracks, with the vinyl cut loud for maximum rib rattling bass and big drum sounds.

Kreng
Cooties

School-based horror film Cooties (starring Elijah Wood!) has an adventurous original soundtrack accompanying it, courtesy of Belgian producer Kreng. The drama runs strong through this music, which uses trip-hopping beats, lots of synths, and plenty of strings to create tense atmospheres. It stands up to listening in isolation too. On Death Waltz.

Krozier & The Generator
Tranceformer

Tranceformer is a sincerely bizarre record from Geoff Krozier & The Generator. Odd synth patterns spiral around in the background along with other random samples, while Krozier intones strange monologues / commands over the top in his Australian voice. Very rare in its original private-press edition, this Finders Keepers reissue puts oddity back in the reach of the masses.

Kurt Cobain
Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings

Montage of Heck - The Home Recordings is the long awaited soundtrack to the only fully authorised documentary about grunge legend Kurt Cobain. This album contains early home recordings, including snippets of what would become full Nirvana songs, made by Cobain giving an intimate view of his creative process. Available on 31 track vinyl LP and CD.

Lee Scratch Perry
Scratch Box

5 7” singles of music that the legendary Lee Scratch Perry either performed on or produced, spanning the breadth of the Pressure Sounds archive. Includes tracks from The Upsetters, Jah Lloyd, and even an appearance from Bob Marley. All the individual single sleeves and the screen-printed box have been designed especially for this release, which is limited to just 700 copies.

Lolina (Inga Copeland)
Relaxin' With Lolina

Limited pressing, self-released 3 track CD. Inga Copeland hits again under a different moniker, and away from Hype Williams her experimentation has been boundless. Under the Lolina name she pushes the R’n’B grooves and discordant piano riffs even further than Copeland. Relaxin’ is perhaps an inaccurate title for these, frankly disconcerting pop songs.

Manni Dee
Behaviour Cycles

Manni Dee presents 4 tracks of the hard stuff. Behaviour Cycles is techno driven by very firm beats, with acidic synth-lines completing the picture. Tracks like ‘Oligarch Orgy’ and ‘Challenge & Resist’ drop the listener straight into the atmosphere of a vigorous techno sweatbox, oblivious to all but the dance. Intoxicating action on Earwiggle.

Mark Lanegan
One Way Street

Calling all Mark Lanegan fans! The first five solo albums that the gravel-voiced singer released, gathered together in full as a 6LP set. From solo debut The Winding Sheet to latest collection Field Songs, it’s all here. One Way Street features reproduction sleeves and heavyweight vinyl, all put together by Sub Pop.

Mark McGuire
Beyond Belief

Former Emeralds guitar supremo Mark McGuire stretches out his range here on Beyond Belief, throwing in wild synth and drum machine patterns, piano, and even vocals as well as his guitar. This is a major piece of work, an all-consuming epic that stretches near to 80 minutes. The vinyl is limited to independent stores and pressed to lovely orange swirl wax.
  • Vinyl Double LP (DOC109LP-C1)
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Nadia Reid
Listen to Formation, Look for the Signs

Nadia Reid evokes the spirit of her homeland, New Zealand, better than those Flight Of The Conchords boys ever could. Listen to Formation, Look for the Signs is filled with songs of folk music for wide open spaces, with songs as personal as the firm portrait on the sleeve art. Released on the Spunk label.

Patrick Cowley
Muscle Up

Check this out friends: Muscle Up is a collection of Patrick Cowley’s soundtracks to gay porn films. The tracks, crafted out of synths and hand-built equipment, are at once sleazy and remarkably experimental, sliding slickly between ambience and funk. Double LP packaged with sexy posters on Dark Entries / Honey Soundsystem.

Public Service Broadcasting
Sputnik / Korolev

Everyone’s favourite modern history sample duo, Public Service Broadcasting are back with a new EP, Sputnik/Korolev. Sputnik is taken from their successful second album, The Race For Space. Korolev is a brand new track, propulsive and built around a muscular riff. On CD and 12” Vinyl both formats feature remixes by Blond:ish, Petar Dundov, Eagles & Butterflies and Plugger.

Rayons
The World Left Behind

Rayons is Japanese composer Masako Nakai, who has composed parts for a broad range of classical instruments that, on debut full-length The World Left Behind, knit together into heavily melancholic melodic structures. Several pieces include vocals from frequent collaborator Predawn. Japanese CD release on the Flau label.

Robin Fox
A Small Prometheus

Robin Fox’s latest solo album (following on from recent collaborations with Atom™ and Oren Ambarchi) is a compellingly austere series of electronic pieces, most of them exploiting a small selection of minimal sounds to their fullest value. A Small Prometheus originally soundtracked a dance performance, which I struggle to visualise based on the music.

Shanti Celeste & Funkineven
SSS

Shanti Celeste resides in Bristol but hails from Chile, giving her potential ties to some very weighty scenes indeed. After recent releases for Secretsundaze and Future Times, SSS lands on the Apron label. Celeste’s original shuffler is backed by a tantalisingly-titled ‘90’s Cut’ remix from Funkineven. A powerful 12”.
  • Vinyl 12"
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Shed
Dark Planet

Creative techno maestro Shed drops Dark Planet onto grateful dancefloors, with a track this is simultaneously grounded with the 4/4 and whirling in the air with a compellingly chopped vocal sample. On the B-side, long-term associates Modeselektor provide their own spin on the tune. 180g 12” on 50Weapons.

Sim Hutchins
I Enjoy To Sweep A Room

Occasionally tense, always emotional and beautifully constructed, I Enjoy To Sweep A Room is the debut album from Essex boy Sim Hutchins. Blurred, synthy and richly produced it’s a woozy journey into the mind of a post-grime talent. Well worth your time. Out on vinyl LP from No Pain In Pop. Included bonus CD.

Sonic Jesus
Neither Virtue Nor Anger

Hailing from sunny Italy, Sonic Jesus create dark, heavy psychedelic/kraut music reminiscent of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, TOY and Icelandic, ritualistic psych band, Dead Skeletons. They have a hint of Anatolian psych about the instrumentation too; with some of the woozing organ and fuzzy guitar on Neither Virtue Nor Anger being reminiscent of Baris Manco. No shimmering, dreamy psychedelia here, Sonic Jesus is dark and stomping and biting.

Spaces
Two

Spaces is the solo project of John Flynn, also of Ordinate. This is the follow up to the One EP (obviously) a year ago. Filled with 128 bpm clangs and scrapes which is just as interesting to sit down and pick apart as it is to shuffle along to. This also includes a remix From SND’s Mark Fell. Bringing his inimitable percussion groove shifting style into the mix.
  • Vinyl 12" (BLP006)
  • £7.49 £3.75 (saving: £3.74)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Stafraenn Hakon
Eternal Horse

Stafraenn Hakon are an Icelandic band, trading in one of their country’s prime exports: ambient-tinged post-rock. Eternal Horse is their ninth album, and took them four years: needless to say, they know precisely what they are about by now, and the record is produced just right. Out on the Darla label.

Sun Dial
Mind Control

Sun Dial here reissue their 2012 album Mind Control, considering that it’s psychedelic strength is too mighty to waste on just one release. Fair enough, it is a pretty wild trip, your usual rock set-up being complemented with violin, mellotron, melodica etc. Two bonus tracks as well! CD on Sulatron.

SWANS
White Light from the Mouth of Infinity / Love of Life

Swans are an American experimental rock who had their origins in the New York No Wave scene of the early ‘80s. They are fronted by multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. White Light From The Mouth of Infinity and Love of Life are two of their classic albums from their early ‘90s period. Both complete albums are presented here as a box set available on CD and Vinyl, both versions come with an 18 track CD of bonus material.

The Orange Revival
Futurecent

The Orange Revival make psychedelic, droning blues rock. Futurecent is a slab of acid-soaked fuzz, buzz and thump that recalls The Stooges and Brian Jonestown Massacre. To add more authenticity to their sound Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3 and Spectrum remixed the single Saturation which preceded the release of the album.

Theo Parrish
I Can Take It / Sawala Sayale

Always-excellent producer Theo Parrish presents his own take on Matthew Recloose Chicoine’s tune I Can Take It, featuring vocals from Dwele. Both this track and the B-side’s Sawala Sayale are slowly-growing, smoothly-grooving slices of quality business. Originally released in 2001, this 2015 12” re-pressing is out on Sound Signature.

Theo Parrish / Marcellus Pittman
Essential Selections Vol. 1

Repress of this tough house collaboration. Detroit selector and house don Theo Parrish goes head to head with Motor City pal Marcellus Pittman. Their distinctive brands of soulful, melodic house are combined into three thoughtful and understated grooves. This Sound Signature release contains the warmest synth stabs you’ve ever heard!
  • Vinyl 12" (SS007)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Tim Hecker
Norberg / Apondalifa

Room40, the Australian experimental label run by Lawrence English, has just ticked over to its fifteenth year of operation. To celebrate, they are re-pressing a number of works that have slipped out of print, such as Apondalifa by Tim Hecker. First released as a 7” many years ago, this heavy drone-swarm is now paired with Norberg on a 12” LP.

Various
Concept 1210

The underlying concept behind Concept 1210 would appear to be the use of DIY electronics, with each artist present using some rough and ready early equipment to produce some gnarly fun. Tracks from Trenton Chase, The Pedestrian, and a collaboration between Villan X and Naughty Wood, plus others. 250 copies of this 12” + 10” set on June.

Various
Pieces (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

1982’s Pieces is a dose of dramatic Italian horror, and films like these always come with an interesting soundtrack. Here we have contributions from many of the masters of the genre, including Fabio Frizzi, Stelvio Cipriani and Carlo Maria Cordo. Nice. Limited edition LP on the We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want label.

Various
Britxotica! London's Rarest Primitive Pop and Savage Jazz

Britxotica is a term conjured up to describe the sounds that were whirling around in late 50’s / early 60’s Great Britain, when musicians and listeners had heard of international travel, but hadn’t quite tried it yet. So they did it themselves, conjuring up brightness and even a smattering of groove. The Britxotica compilation is out on Trunk.

Via App
7 Headed 12

Via App productions have recently surfaced on Lupin Tapes and 1080p: we now return to the latter for the release of 7 Headed 12. Really gnarly club activity going on right here, with shards of synth and samples spinning around occasionally disjointed rhythmic elements. Pleasingly unpredictable and highly effective.

Yellow Magic Orchestra
X∞ Multiplies

X∞ Multiples sees Yellow Magic Orchestra dropping their serious persona to have a bit of a laugh. Electronic songs and instrumentals are interspersed with comic sketches. There is also a humourous take on Archie Drell & The Bells soul classic Tighten Up. Transparent 180g vinyl, limited to 1000 copies.

Zelienople
Show Us The Fire

Zelienpole are a four-piece who hail from Chicago. On Show Us The Fire, they use folk and rock as a base, layering textures lifted from jazz and ambient music, bringing each genre's subtleties to the fore and creating a sound unique to them. The music is stoic: the discontented feelings of anxiety and anger are hidden under layers of reverb and restrained by their slow tempo.