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2Tall
Lost Stories

2Tall is one of the earliest aliases of Jim Cole aka Om Unit and on Lost Stories he resurrects his early beat experiments. Predictably Coles ‘early experiments’ are staggeringly high-quality hip-hop-inspired beats, indebted to the West Coast expermentalism of Flying Lotus and his Low End Theory club night.

A$AP Ferg
Always Strive and Prosper

A$AP FERG returns with his sophomore album, and 18 tracks of trap anthems for 2016. With three years since Trap Lord the A$AP crew aren’t slowing, but with Always Strive and Prosper Ferg brings a bucket load of collaborators, including Missy Elliott, Skrillex, Future, A$AP Mob, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, and Ty Dolla $ign.

Altars Altars
Small Hours

Sounding like The Gentleman Losers recording the skit tracks for Boards of Canada or Helios, Altars Altars is gentle, filled with tape warbles (because he put everything through a reel to reel), delicate plucked guitar, and awash with field samples and children playing. It’s dreamlike state, lying in a field in your youth ambient music. Loverly.
  • CD (HOMEN078)
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Antenna
Primavera

The press release is a mouthful but what I'm taking from this is that they are producing a kind of live electronica based around the landscapes of their home town of Kiev in Ukraine. What this results in is a kind of dream state techno for travel. Melodic with skittery lo-fi beats it retains a sense of unease which is tempered by the odd snatch of vocal adding a much needed warmth to the cold textures. 

Arrigo Lora-Totino
Trio Prosodico

Prime Italian sound poetry recorded in 1976. The under-appreciated Mr. Arrigo Lora-Totino wrote and led the trio performance of Trio Prosodico, which he considers to be a major cornerstone of his work. Very little has made it to record, so cherish this new LP edition on Holidays Records (part of a sound poetry series), limited to 250 copies.

Banks & Steelz
Anything But Words

Here is the collaboration that no-one could have expected...or indeed asked for. Funny haired Interpol leader Paul Banks hooking up with Wu Tang's RZA. The result is the kind of rap rock we could only have dreamt of back in the '80s. Careful what you wish for though - they make strange bedfellows these two.   

Billie Marten
Milk & Honey

Nice ethereal acoustic twiddlings from silky-voiced Ripon-based songstress Isabella Sophie Tweddle, aka Billie Marten. A Youtube sensation at the age of 12, Marten is now getting some serious attention, including a nomination for BBC Sound of 2016. And she's still only 17. According to her Wikipedia page she is, apparently, obsessed with alpacas. Interesting, but there's no mention of any llama-like shenanigans on 'Milk and Honey'. 
  • Vinyl 7" (88985319287)
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Black Dirt Oak / Jantar
Presage

‘Presage’ is an LP split release from supergroup Black Dirt Oak (Pelt, No Neck Blues Band, Desert Heat, Rhyton and Pigeons) and Jantar (named after a rare folk music instrument from Rajasthan). The two sides exist in harmonic, aesthetic contrast with Black Dirt Oak’s dirty, bare bones onslaught of degraded electronics perfectly complimented by Jantar’s processional, one mono note piano and ambient flutes.
  • Vinyl LP (MIE031)
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Boxed In (featuring Formation)
Running Out

New release on producer Dan Carey (Franz Ferdinand, Django Django)'s new label Speedy Wunderground. Boxed In (otherwise known as Speedy collaborator Oli Bayston) do electro rock indie which is sort of in the Keane vein. This was apparently written and recorded in under three hours, for that 'spontaneous' feel. 
  • Vinyl 7" (SW016)
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Brian Reitzell / Various
Kicks (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Brian Reitzell has built up a potent CV of big-ticket movie soundtracks (including Lost In Translation), not to mention his career in Air. His new accompaniment work, for teenage-sneaker-chase movie Kicks, sits nicely next to tracks by Wu-Tang Clan and RJD2 on this soundtrack album. Double LP release on Music On Vinyl, with the first (red vinyl) pressing limited to 500 copies.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVATM134)
  • Coloured vinyl

Butcher Bear
Don't Save Yourself

Butcher Bear slams the listener with some heavy-tasty hip-hop on Don’t Save Yourself, a set that uses a lot of live instrumentation as well as booming samples. Plenty of MCs contribute, and don’t forget the fresh remixes (exclusive to this release) from Shit & Shine and Ras G and the Afrikan Space Program. Released as a hand-stamped limited edition 12” in a sleeve that doubles as a poster! On Gangsigns.
  • Vinyl 12" (GS006)
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  • Limited edition

Christer Bothén
Ljudskulptur För 5

A great logical step for fans of Colin Stetson. Christer Bothén builds micro worlds of percussive drones and pops through his reeds. Immersive headpone stuff where the silence is almost as important. Best known known for his work with Fire! Orchestra and collaborating with Don Cherry, this is a master at work.

Dam-Funk
Architecture

Dâm-Funk can be relied upon to show you a good time with his low-slung funky style. New three-track EP Architecture is no exception, although Mr Funk does tip his hat to the house style of the label by cutting some deep house flavours into the mix. If anything, that makes things even smoother and groovier. 12” on Saft.

Dosh & Ghostband
Def Kith II: The Price Is Ill

Dosh & Ghostband (look at the pair of them there on the cover) reportedly put together the 4 tracks on Def Kith II: The Price Is Ill in a trifling 4 days: listen carefully and you’ll here the heat of spontaneous creation. It feels like various elements are being carefully examined and then swiftly thrown into the mix, all to serve the purpose of dancing, baby! Propulsive good times on Anticon.
  • Vinyl LP (ABR0157)
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E.G.Kaidan : Esplendor Geométrico + Hijokaidan
E.G.Kaidan (Live In Tokyo 24 November 2013)

Esplendor Geométrico (Spanish Industrialists) travelled to Japan in 2013, and played a show with Hijokaidan, the almighty Japanoise pioneers! The resultant monster, E.G. Kaidan is a beat-driven harsh cacophony, the two group’s sounds gelling surprisingly well. Full credit to E.G. vocalist Arturo Lanz for facing up to Queen Junko herself.

Entrance
Promises

Entrance is the one-man project of Guy Blakeslee. Promises is his first album for Chicago label Thrill Jockey. It features widescreen orchestrations which surround his inspired storytelling. Although Entrance very much has his own style, Promises, on occasion, evokes the likes of Gene Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Scott Walker. New Pixies bass player Paz Lenchantin (also formerly of Zwan and A Perfect Circle) and Warpaint’s Emily Kokal play on the album.
  • Vinyl LP (THRILL428LP)
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Flamingods
Majesty

Third full-length album from Flamingods, the international psychedelic explorers. Their sound here is as thrillingly varied as it has ever been, but without losing focus. Majesty is conceptually split, with the first half consciously light and positive and the second half much darker. Which side will you prefer…? Out on Soundway.

Frank Cordell
Demon - From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Frank Cordell’s original motion picture soundtrack to Larry Cohenis’ 1976 horror flick Demon is a perfect fit, full of drama and the kind of fright that is lots of fun. This 7” release excerpts the key themes and motifs from the soundtrack and presents them in a spooky sleeve. Released by Stylotone.

Ghedalia Tazartes
5 Rimbaud 1 Verlaine

Sound poet and general avant-hollerer Ghedalia Tazartes pays tribute to some French literary greats, reinterpreting 5 Rimbaud poems and 1 by Verlaine. Tzarteses pulls out some wild and playful interpretations, very varied as a set. Previously released in a very low-key way, these pieces now get a 10” vinyl outing as part of Holidays Records’ sound poetry series.

Herva
Kila

Herva makes dance music in from his base in rural Italy, at considerable remove from the ‘scene’. This, plus the fact that he primarily uses hand-tweaked hardware and software to produce his tracks, means that he sounds notably different from most house and techno producers: a little odder, a little wonkier. Kila is out on Planet Mu.

His Clancyness
Isolation Culture

Isolation Culture could signify the moment that Jonathan Clancy and his merry troupe peek over from the underground. Their brand of charming yet dark guitar pop has here been produced by a mixture of MJ (Hookworms) and Stu Matthews (Beak) giving it that all important mid-fi sheen that brings to mind Deerhunter.     
  • Vinyl LP (MDR011)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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Holy Serpent
Temples

Skater-psych rock-metal from Melbourne here, with the second album from Holy Serpent. Temples is a bit speedier than their debut, but it still fits only five tracks into a 44 minute running time, leaving plenty of time to sink into a stoner-haze of fuzz and riffs and reverbed howls. Temples is out on RidingEasy.

Hood
British Radars

The lo-fi indie crew known as Hood originally wanted British Radars to be released as a a 7” in 1994, but nothing came of it. In 2015 however, these 6 tracks have indeed been pressed to vinyl, in a limited edition! Several alternate versions dragged up from the archives, very exciting for Hood heads. On Acuarela.
  • Vinyl 7" (NOIS079EP)
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  • Limited edition

J. Albert / Patricia / Segv / Nick Klein / Gaul Plus
BC003

This third release on the Broken Call label features tracks from 5 different artists, presented in no-nonsense style with a catalogue number for a title. On BC003, producers including Patricia (Opal Tapes) Nick Klein (Ascetic House, Unknown Precept), Segv (Sly Fox Records) and Gaul Plus turn in pieces of music that are dance-friendly, but also disorienting, confusing, and a little dark. Just how we like it!

Klankman
Illumination Through Feedback Distortion EP

The Illumination Through Feedback Distortion EP is just as driving and heavy as its fabulous name suggests. Klankman has an intuitive knack for potent techno productions, as well as a fine array of analogue synthesisers with which to sprinkle the mix: just listen to the acidic tweaks on ‘Beginnersgeest’! 300 copies of this 12” out there, on Details Sound.

Kösmonaut
Songs For Healing

Songs For Healing by Kosmonaut aka Patrick Park was inspired by and dedicated to his daughter who was diagnosed with Leukaemia last year. The synth soundscape is undeniably intense but also at times dusted with beautiful flourishes. Park has added tribal elements and noise to his usual brand of Berlin School synth music and progressive electronics. Cassette tape on These Are Not Records.
  • Tape (TAN018)
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Levon Vincent
Berlin / NYC

Levon Vincent is one of the finest house producers that the city of New York has to offer, and here on this new 12” he pays tribute to his beloved NYC on one side of the wax while tipping his hat to Berlin on the other. Both premium-grade house tracks, obviously. Berlin / NYC is released on Vincent’s own Novel Sound imprint.
  • Vinyl 12" (NS-15)
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  • Limited edition

Max D
Boost

More off-kilter house from the artist formerly known as Maxmillion Dunbar, Max D. This third album on vinyl LP from Future Times is part weird digital sheen and part analogue machine-music. But it’s all powered by Max’s sharp melodies. I’m not sure when house and techno become so off-kilter that we can’t really call it that anymore, but on Boost we’re certainly close.
  • Vinyl LP (FT 035)
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Metallica
Hardwired… To Self-Destruct

A brand new Metallica album appeared! Hardwired… To Self-Destruct is their first album in eight years. And because Metallica are a colossally big band, they have a broad plethora of formats for you to choose from, ranging from 2CD and 2LP editions to a massive, bonus-material-laden triple LP+CD box-set stuffed with badges and photo prints. Up to you.

N.M.O.
Natalia Martínez Ordoñez

Natalia Martínez Ordonez do something rather interesting here, challenging the hegemony of rigid BPM's in electronic music. The self-titled piece makes strange things happen with tempo shifts and multiple interlocking rhythms. Described in the press release as 'Fluxus Techno': who wouldn't want that! On the Where To Now? label.
  • Vinyl 12" (WTN26)
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  • Limited edition
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Orange Alabaster Mushroom
Space and Time: A Compendium of The Orange Alabaster Mushroom

Feral Child have repressed, on very limited vinyl LP, the Orange Alabaster Mushroom’s psych classic, Space and Time: A Compendium of The Orange Alabaster Mushroom. If ever a titled reflected the music within, this is it...Fuzzy guitars, heavy riffs and spaced out drones blend into a psychedelic pop soup.

Peter Van Hoesen / Wata Igarashi / Etapp Kyle / Marco Shuttle
Semantica 10.IV

Release number four in Semantica’s ten year anniversary series contains tracks from four different artists from around the world, each jacking up some electronic good vibes. That’s exclusive material from Wata Igarashi, Marco Shuttle, Etapp Kyle and Peter Van Hoesen, providing a clear picture of where Semantica is at right now.

Quilt Boy
I Am Somebody

Quilt Boy is a Detroit outsider dude, making music all by himself that toes the line between proggy excess and lo-fi noise scrabble all at once. This 7” contains five tracks of highly-messy guitar / synth / mumble skronk, and it's a wonderfully fun thing. I Am Somebody is released in a limited edition of 250 by Sophomore Lounge.
  • Vinyl 7" (SL080)
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  • Limited edition

Ryan Teague
Site Specific

Ryan Teague keeps his fans on their toes by working freely across different styles. New record Site Specific might best be described as cinematic minimal ambient jazz, although perhaps with more rhythmic flavour than that might suggest. Featured players include Gareth Davis and Dan Nicholls. Vinyl and CD release on King Tree.

Salamandos
Follow The Messiah

The Bunker label continue their Legowelt repress series with this vinyl 12” from his Salamandos alias. The excellent titles of Follow The Messiah (including Jack For Jesus) are a hint at the playful and fun-loving deep house variations within. The original pressing was only 200, so make sure you don’t miss this one as well.

Sean Nicholas Savage
Other Death

Sean Nicholas Savage makes pop music, although he does so outside of the usual pop machine. Pleasingly, this means that his tracks are littered with small oddities, first and foremost his strange, sometimes half-whispered vocal style. Other Death features a guest appearance from Nite Jewel, and is released on Arbutus Records.

Shining Bird
Black Opal

Shining Bird have been dreaming up Australian-tinged dream pop in Australia for several years now, and now have a second full length to share with the world. Black Opal is a big-sounding record that harks back to some of the more epic moments of 80’s pop: listen out for the gated-reverb drums! Released by the Spunk label.
  • Vinyl LP (URA499LP)
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Special Occasion + MaxxxBass
Big Town

This vinyl LP from Special Occasion and MaxxxBass sees them exploring a dense and sleazy trip-hop. Big Town draws from every possible electronic music and then blends it to create a strange and varied exploration of electro and loop-heavy instrumental music. Despite the varied sounds and influences the tone is always dark and cinematic.

Special Request
Unknown / Transmission

The one born Paul Woolford delves into the annals of U.K. rave culture once more for this two-track release. ‘Unknown’ is not a million miles from Mosca’s retro-garage classic ‘Bax’, shuffling along pleasingly with a liberal sprinkling of wubs and pull-up effects; ‘Transmission’ is sparse, spooky and weighty. Mastered by Matt Colton. Vinyl only.

Ssaliva
We Never Happened

Being welcomed to the Esker label for his 6 Full length album Ssaliva crafts swelling electronic pieces with sometimes near implausible sound design and an otherworldly synth palette. A down the rabbithole journey that is a definite must for fans of Oneohtrix Point Never, Arca, Ash Koosha, Aphex Twin.

Steve Grossman
Some Shapes To Come

This is a quality slice of jazz fusion, recorded by Steve Goodman and his band in 1974. Goodman himself had played with Miles Davis, so he already had the inside track on high-end jazz fusion, and sidemen Don Alias and Gene Perla were right behind him. Some Shapes To Come is a funky but underrated masterpiece: this is the first time it has been reissued. On Tidal Waves Music.

Syntoma
Syntoma

Syntoma were a Mexican underground synth-pop group active in the 1980’s. Little-heard outside of their region, EM Records allows us to redress the balance, revealing the beautifully bright sound of the trio. Tinny drum machines and early consumer-synths are used to propel shiny pop songs, with compelling results.
  • Vinyl LP (EM1134LP)
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The Travelling Band / A. Dyjecinski / Barbarisms / Jo Rose & Pit Pony
Pinhole Sounds Volume One

You’ve got to do something when you reach a ten year anniversary, and the Sideways Salon have chosen to do a nice little run of compilations for theirs. Pinhole Sounds Volume One contains assorted exclusives from acts on and friendly with the label, including a sneak preview of the next Travelling Band album. 10”.

Thomas Brinkmann
A 1000 KEYS

Ahhh, remember the days when you’d gather the family round and listen to the dot matrix printer rattle off your favourite concertos? Thomas Brinkmann Transfers the character of a grand piano into cold 0s and 1s and translates them into repetitive midi sequences of noise and fragments. What is left is far from the piano. Intrigue which follows in the black Midi train of thought.

Valley Hush
Valley Hush

Valley Hush would describe their music as ‘experimental pop’, a nice little genre pocket to sit in. Their songs are indeed songs, and catchy ones at that, but the duo make things happen with their productions that you might not expect to hear in your pop. Valley Hush is their debut full-length album, and is released on vinyl by The Record Machine.

Various
Music From Bambi

Disney are getting in on the movie soundtrack vinyl reissues game, although this one isn’t exactly an obscure cult gem. No, this is Bambi’s soundtrack, the original accompaniment to the film that emotionally scarred a generation of children. Music From Bambi is pressed to charming picture disc vinyl, published by Disney themselves.

Various (B12, µ-Ziq, Meat Beat Manifesto, Ø, Mike Dred, Deepchord, Cristian Vogel, Locust, etc.)
Brainbox

Belgium's De:tuned present a mammoth box set containing six slabs of 180g wax. Peep that line-up! All tracks are previously unreleased - a mixture of music especially written for this compilation, plus some tracks recovered from 90s DAT tapes and a few more recent productions. Ambient, techno, IDM, broken beat and drum & bass royalty in full force.  Mastered by Matt colton. Edition of 300 numbered copies with sticker for your record box + digital download. TRACKLIST: A1 In Sync - Crack In The WorldA2 John Beltran - Nineteen Eighty NineB1 B12 - Worlds EndB2 Seba - Ryu-kiC1 Move D & Dman - Redundanz & AufmerksamkeitC2 Leo Anibaldi - PanacèaD Deepchord - C itrus & WoodE1 AsOne-WhereDidHeGo...AndWhyE2 Scanner - ErosF1 The Future Sound Of London - ObollisF2 As One - Where Did He Go ... And Why (Heinrich Mueller Lamb Shift Model)F3 As One - Where Did He Go ... And Why (Plaid Remix)G1 Nu Era - The North ViewG2 Total Science - Winds Of ChangeH1 Spacetime Continuum - Tri DecagonH2 PFM - AspirationsI1 Mike Dred - Gate Of OriginI2 David Morley - Mode 90J1 Robert Leiner - Psalm 101J2 Cristian Vogel - Edit Out Wanky SoloK1 Ø - FermionitK2 Meat Beat Manifesto - Synthesizer TestL1 μ-Ziq - Lilt N'VectifL2 Locust - Dispelling 84-94L3 Speedy J - Halvemaan Artwork by Kevin Foakes from Openmind (aka Strictly Kev, DJ Food from Ninja Tune).

Yally (Raime)
Burnt / Sudo

As Raime moved away from downtrodden drones and haunting beats towards skeletal post-punk both as Moin and under their primary name, it felt like an excavation of their influences more than anything else. As Yally, that trend continues, albeit inside the UK’s dance continuum, specifically within garage. “Burnt” is an eerie 2-step waltz precursing the advent of dubstep.  “Sudo” throws skittering and pulsing mallets over snaking bass. Both tracks on the 12” vinyl take the low-end to new depths, and the flip side is blank - perfect for monitoring how level your turntable set-up is!