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Strike

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1991
No More Dreams 03 (incl. Rezzett Remix)

New EP from 1991, AKA Swedish electronic musician Axel Backman AKA MCMXCI. Backman creates fuzzy, lo-fi yet intense soundscapes, melding mystery and the familiar with layered synths and electronic glitches. The 5-track EP is released through No More Dreams and features a remix by Rezzett. The press release says very little other than insisting that you buy this, so I'd say you should heed their advice.
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48 Cameras
Chosen Songs

48 Cameras are a musical collective spread throughout Belgium, UK and Netherlands. Their music is varied and due to the way they work, some members have never even met each other. This has been going on since 1984. Martyn Bates of Eyeless in Gaza, Andy Cairns of Therapy? and Swans Michael Gira have all played their part in the project in the past. Chosen Songs looks like it may be a retrospective of their best moments. LP on Stroom.
  • Vinyl LP (STRLP-019)
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808 State
ex:el

Think back to 1991, when 808 State were at the peak of their techno powers. You had a great time losing your mind and body to these original bangers didn’t you? Now you can jog your memory again with their third album ex:el (featuring guest appearances from Bernard Sumner and Bjork!), reissued here on yellow vinyl with 4 bonus tracks. Limited to 750 copies worldwide.

A Certain Ratio
Force

Factory records signing A Certain Ratio have teamed up with Mute for a series of reissues and special releases. Here we have the reissue of their 1986 album Force which is such a defining record in their catalogue of leftfield post punk and disco inspired sound. On LP and CD. CD comes with three extra tracks.

A Certain Ratio
Mind Made Up

The final (at the time of writing) LP from A Certain Ratio is set to wax once more as part of Mute’s ongoing ACR reissues series. Though 2008’s Mind Made Up may not carry the same clout as seminal records like The Graveyard And The Ballroom, it still finds the band in rude health despite the members all being well into middle age. Young upstarts like Golden Teacher and !!! owe them a huge debt.

Actress
AZD

It’s been three years since Actress released his last full length Ghettoville, and after what seemed to be a farewell press release drawing a line under the Actress project I’m sure we’re not the only ones who will be glad to receive this news. Seemingly playing round the ideas of language and incoherence his 5th album AZD is incisive and forward pushing as ever.

Adrian Younge presents
Voices Of Gemma

A giddy LP from former Ghostface Killah and Ali Shaheed Muhammad collaborator Adrian Younge here. Voices Of Gemma is something of an iron fist in a velvet glove. These ten tracks will often lull you in with gorgeous, lilting tunes lifted straight from the David Axelrod songbook before hitting you with a sharp left hook. It could be an unsettling lyric, an incongruous bass lick or simply the single appearance of a male vocal after a record of head-voice female parts, but these intrusions destabilise the fantastical world that Younge otherwise sets up with such meticulous care. This is a louche, dreamy and uncanny listen.

ADULT.
This Behavior

It seems like -- ooh, let's see -- at least 18 of your Earth years since this duo gave us 'Nausea', back in those heady, queasy post-millennium Electroclash days. 6 albums and countless (nearly) EPs and singles later, Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller present us with This Behavior as ADULT. All caps, full stop / period: record store peeps like us love them. Nic and Adam recorded it in a wood cabin in the wilds of North Michigan in the freezing mid Winter, should be a suitably chilled and frosty one then. On Dais records; choose from your black or yellow vinyl, or even a CD should you prefer.

Advance Base
Animal Companionship

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African Headcharge
Return Of The Crocodile

African Headcharge was the pairing of Jamaican percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah with producer Adrian Sherwood: they got busy in the studio making psychedelic dub interpretations of Afrocentric musics. Return Of The Crocodile is a selection of familiar original tracks that have been made unfamiliar by dramatically different approaches: double-dubbed, if you will. Vinyl release on On-U Sound.
  • Vinyl LP (ONULP133)
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Agnes Obel
Citizen Of Glass

Agnes Obel is quite talent: she’s got classical piano chops, a powerful voice, and a skill for folk-inflected songwriting. Of course, the important thing is that she brings it all together into a satisfying whole. Citizen Of Glass uses lots of strings and harpsichord, and occasionally performs the old Fever Ray trick of splitting and shifting Obel’s vocals so that she sounds both male and female. Out on Play It Again Sam.

Al Chem
Weird Fiction

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Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett
Full Circle

While you might not know Alan Hawkshaw or Brian Bennett by name it’s quite likely that you’re familiar with their work. The library compositions of the pair have been sampled by everyone from Kanye West to Drake to The xx to Nas. Their latest LP Full Circle is classic stuff from the duo, all big-band modes and laid back jazz-funk.

Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett
Synthesizer & Percussion

Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett are among the creme de la creme of library music composers. For 1974’s Synthesizer And Percussion the pair chose to put the ARP synth - a relatively unexplored piece of gear at the time - through its paces. The resulting is a record of oddball jazz-funk instrumentals. Its title is something of a red herring - the final five tracks find former Cliff Richard & The Shadows drummer Bennett taking a backseat and giving Hawkshaw free reign to noodle away on the keys. Now reissued by Be With Records.

Alexander Tucker
Don't Look Away

Don’t Look Away completes the trio of LPs that the Grumbling Fur's Alexander Tucker started with 2011’s Dorwytch. It’s a record of whimsical, finely-crafted, Brian Eno-esque pop. Factory Floor's Nik Void guests on the hypnotic, droning 'Gloops Void (Give It Up)'. This one's out via Thrill Jockey.

Alexis Taylor
Beautiful Thing

New solo business from voice-of-Hot Chip Mr Alexis Taylor! While his solo work in the past has often tended towards quiet intimacy (such as the self-explanatory Piano), fourth solo record Beautiful Thing, which was produced with UNKLE man Tim Goldsworthy, has plenty of big dancefloor pop heft to it, as well as the ever-intriguing Alexis touch. On Domino.

Alpaca Sports
From Paris With Love

Elefant Records presents the second LP from Alpaca Sports. The tunes on From Paris With Love are perfectly pleasant indie-pop ditties in the best Swedish tradition - think The Concretes, Those Dancing Days and Jens Lekman. They also frequently recall Elefant label-mates Camera Obscura. Lightly groovy work from the rhythm section, jangling guitar, dreamy harmonies and butter-wouldn’t-melt vocals.

Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto
Glass

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Amp
Switched On And Live

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Anne Dudley
Plays Art Of Noise

Composer Anne Dudley was actually in the Art of Noise the unique 80s group helmed by Trevor Horn and Paul Morley. Now she plays the Art of Noise but the press release doesn't make clear if these are re-interpretations of Art of Noise track or are new things inspired by the band. I guess we'll find out eventually. 

Antemeridian
Ante Meridian EP

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Anthroprophh
SRR2.5 Special Love Songs for Hardworking People in Alarm Clock Britain

Further proof that people will never stop parodying that Throbbing Gristle sleeve comes from the band of former the Heads guitarist Paul Allen. These are five tracks of heavy jams and throbbing electronics all unreleased except one and that only came out in a limited edition of 50 so you probably won't have it.  

Apollo Brown & Ghostface Killah
The Brown Tape

Ghostface Killah, one of the most prominent members of the Wu-Tang Clan, has collaborated with producer Apollo Brown, on The Brown Tape. The album is the story of the Deluca family, and the restless presence hunting them down. It's delivered in Ghostface's trademark flow, while Apollo Brown provides a worthy backdrop of chopped, crackling soul.

Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz
Mona Lisa

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Apollo Brown & Locksmith
No Question

Having helmed records for lyricists including Guilty Simpson and Ghostface Killah in recent years, Apollo Brown teams up with West Coast MC Locksmith for his latest collaborative LP. The pair bounce off each other well across the eight tracks of No Question. While Brown’s simple, soulful beats bring to mind J Dilla’s early 2000s hot-streak, Locksmith drops bars of hard-won street wisdom.

Apollo Brown & Planet Asia
Anchovies

Powerful collab with former half of Cali Agents, Fresno’s Planet Asia, providing the rhymes over deep and scratchy soul selections from Detroit’s Apollo Brown. Willie the Kid, Guilty Simpson and Tri-State each make an appearance. Raw, minimal and basic with a lazy small hours feel and an intoxicating and utterly underground vibe. Green / black smoke coloured vinyl or CD.

Arca
Xen

Alejandro Ghersi, otherwise known as Arca, is a 24-year-old Venezuelan producer. Ghersi has worked on Kanye West's album 'Yeezus', as well as with up-and-coming Mercury nominees FKA Twigs. This is being hailed as the Brooklyn-based producer's debut solo album but it is, in fact, just his first album as Arca. Initial copies available with a bonus 10" (this has now sold out!)

Arca
Mutant

Second full-length from Venezuelan producer Arca. It would be fair to say that he is a ‘hot’ producer these days, given that he played a reasonable co-production role on Bjork’s Vulnicura album this year. Mutant has 20 tracks of expansive electronics, including the remarkable ‘Vanity’ from earlier this year. On Mute.

Arca
Arca

Look who is singing now. Only Arca.. and he's ready for a fight. "You want gore? Here's gore" he threatens. This is the third album from the Venezuelan born, London based artist, and freshly signed to XL Recordings - the label that rarely fails. This is sure to be another much anticipated record from this hotshot.  

Arcade Fire
Get Right

I guess this is time for Arcade Fire fans to get very excited. Their new single, Get Right was an outtake from the James Murphy produced Reflektor album. The band had previewed the song live as early as April 2014, but it has not been released until now. The 7” vinyl single is backed with Crucified Again.
  • Vinyl 7" (4750774)
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Ariel Pink
Another Weekend / Ode To The Goat (Thank You)

Super annoying but rather essential weirdo pop man Ariel Pink continues to change the name of his own game with "Another Weekend", a dabbling in a downbeat version of sunshine pop that retains some of the obnoxious advert antics of Pom Pom. "Another Weekend" starts as an acoustic ballad, breaks down into a slow transition a la the Beatles in their costumed area, before bringing in squelching synths. Typical of Ariel, it compacts lots of pop and prog into one nonsense track of never-ending hooks. Backed by the hilariously titled "Ode to the Goat (Thank You)" and a taster of the album to come.

Armando Trovajoli
Seddok, L’Erede Di Satana

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Ash Koosha
I AKA I

The consistently reliable Ninja Tune label unveil the debut from Ash Koosha. The Iranian born and London based artist makes a dense, and purposefully inhuman electronica that is rooted in sound design, as well as drone and widescreen techno. The unique compositions on | AKA | are striking in their complexity, but emotionally powerful too.

Ashley Paul
Lost In Shadows

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Bamba Pana
Poaa

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Bambounou
Parametr Perkusja

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Band of Horses
Infinite Arms

Things moved quickly for Band of Horses following their formation in 2004. They released two acclaimed albums in Everything All the Time and Cease to Begin and despite an ever revolving membership had stumbled on a gorgeously widescreen sound that seemed designed for long drives across middle America. Infinite Arms continues the trajectory and opens with the stunning Factory an example of their slightly oddball world view which always seems to make you swoon. 

Bardo Pond
Is There A Heaven

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Basa Basa
Homowo

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Basic Channel
Octagon / Octaedre

Another re-press for Basic Channel’s seminal ‘Octagon’/‘Octaedre’ 12” here. Originally issued in 1994, the two tunes here are the creme de la creme of the dub techno sound that the duo of Moritz von Oswald and Mark Ernestus forged in the Basic Channel fire. It's now almost a quarter-century on from their first release and both tracks still sound great in the club.

Basic Channel
Q-Loop

This little 12" from mostly-defunct Berlin techno nexus Basic Channel reissues 3 tracks from the 1995 BCD compilation, previously only available on CD. Despite their age, these productions still sound relevant today, with wisps of static noise, dub techno chords and staccato sub bass forming a hazy mix.
  • Vinyl 12" (BCCD)
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Batu x Lurka
Kneqq / Struck

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Bauri
Vinkelvolten II

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Beach Fossils
Somersault

Beach Fossils present their first recorded work since 2013. Somersault is a heartfelt indie album from Brooklyn, notable for featuring guest vocals from Cities Aviv and Rachel Goswell of Slowdive! Elsewhere, the band’s guitars etc. line-up is bolstered by strings, harpsichord and other lovely chamber instruments. CD and LP editions on Bayonet.

Beach House
7

Beach House get to the stage in their career where they name the album after how many records they have released. So 7 is their 7th record and shows a bit of a creative rebirth for a band who never seem to stop. They had a more fluid way of working with this one which has taken them into new areas particularly as they were helped along the way by Pete Kember (Sonic Boom).  

Bear Bones, Lay Low / Don't DJ
Plafond 3

After two entries that have seen contributions from Legowelt and Milan W., the third record in BAKK’s Plafond series hosts new work from Don’t DJ and Bear Bones, Lay Low. Both of the jams here take up a full-side, and the artists luxuriate in the length of their pieces. While the latter's collaboration has yielded a psychedelic, New Age-y electronic odyssey in ‘Dissolve Into The Night’, Don’t DJ’s ‘Rag For Rudolf Rocker’ is a tense anti-groove that could be a soundtrack to a piece of contemporary dance.
  • Vinyl 12" (BAKKPLAFOND 3)
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BEAST
Ens

Beast is Koen Holtkamp, who is also known as one half of Mountains with Brendan Angeregg. Ens sees Holtkamp making more tightly constructed compositions, compared with his previous sprawling explorations. The album was made as Holtkamp’s partner was expecting, then having their first child and the experience plays out in the heartfelt music, some grounded and some more for the clouds. LP and CD on Thrill Jockey.

Bell Witch
Longing

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Belle and Sebastian
How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1)

Back in the day (eg in the nineties), Belle & Sebastian were renowned for the extraordinarily high quality of their EPs, so what a pleasure to see them returning to the format. How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1) contains five new songs from the pen of Stuart Murdoch and the fellas, and it's out on 12” vinyl.

Belle and Sebastian
How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 2)

Back in the nineties, Belle & Sebastian were renowned for the extraordinarily high quality of their EPs, so what a pleasure to see them returning to the format with a new trilogy of EPs.. How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 2) includes ‘I’ll Be Your Pilot’, their freshly released song dedicated to Stuart Murdoch’s son. Vinyl EP on Matador.

Belle and Sebastian
How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 3)

Belle & Sebastian have always excelled in the short format of the EP, so it is excellent to see them returning to the format with a new EP trilogy, named How To Solve Our Human Problems. This is the final one, and it features five lovely natty new songs from this indie heroes. Vinyl EP on Matador.

Ben Frost
All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated

Ben Frost’s spring cleaning uncovers more material from the wings of last year’s The Centre Cannot Hold sessions with Steve Albini. In this episode of A Touch of Frost, our hero’s angry, manly cinematronica is assisted by remixes from Carsten Nicolai’s dominion of DSP Alva Noto as well as Albini himself.

Ben Galyas, Terre Thaemlitz and Robin Rimbaud
Ben loves Terre loves Robin

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Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow
Annihilation (Music From The Motion Picture)

Following their scores for Ex Machina, Black Mirror and Free Fire, Geoff “Portishead ‘n’ Beak>” Barrow and Ben Salisbury take on extraterrestrial unease with last year’s Annihilation. With the disturbing premise of an inscrutable alien landing zone o’ confusion, the pair concoct uneasy, thick and dynamic synth atmospheres for the film.

Ben Watt
Fever Dream

Ben Watt, best known as one half of Everything But The Girl (with Tracey Thorn), returns to his initial starting point as a solo singer-songwriter. Fever Dream is an intimate set of traditional songcraft, recorded with help from musicians including M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger. Released on Watt’s own Unmade Road label.

Beneath
No Symbols 006

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Benjamin Clementine
I Tell A Fly

I tell a fly get out of the goddamn kitchenette! Awful creatures. Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine has announced his second album which is described as empathetic and compassionate. Hard to be either of those things where flies are concerned but there's also anger here which is far more apt an emotion. He's recently collab'd with Gorillaz. So there. 

Benjamin Schoos feat. Dent May & Laetitia Sadier
All Night Every Night / Je Ne Vois Que Vous

Never too early to start fending off the winter blues, eh? Belgium’s Freaksville label boss and dashing crooner Benjamin Schoos’ new song ‘All Night Every Night’, where are found his first all-English lyrics, is packed with enough sappy sunshine to see you at least as far as Chrimbo. Dent May graces the title song with his presence while Laetitia Sadier features on the flip.

Bernard Herrmann
North by Northwest (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

It may not be the most well-known of Bernard Herrmann’s scores (hello Psycho), but the score for Hitchcock’s North by Northwest perfectly captures the composer’s ability to blend melodic and atonal elements, creating tense, engaging and avant garde pieces for large orchestra. Now it’s been beautifully repressed on double vinyl LP from Silva Screen.

Bernard Parmegiani
Les Soleils de L’île de Pâques / La Brûlure de Mille Soleils (Original Soundtracks)

Apparently this record is for fans of 'explorations of the galaxy and of unexplored territories of the human mind' . . . how grand.  La Brûlure de Mille Soleils (1965) and Les Soleils de l’Île de Pâques (1972) are two previously unheard soundtracks from the acclaimed French composer Bernard Parmegiani. For fans of Pierre Schaeffer, François Bayle and Robert Cohen-Solal. Available on a gatefold double vinyl LP and digipak CD and released on WRWTFWW Records. 

Bert Jansch
A Man I’d Rather Be (Part I)

The Bert Jansch estate has worked with Earth Recordings to bring us A Man I'd Rather Be (Part 1). The collection arrives as a 4-LP set in case-bound book or 4-CD set in book-back packaging. With music culled from the highly prolific Jansch's '60s years, namely: 'Bert Jansch'; 'It Don't Bother Me'; 'Jack Orion' and 'Bert & John' -- so Part 1 starts, logically enough, at the very beginning. These four records were recorded in the space of just 2 years, and amazingly enough were of the highest quality. 

Best Friends
Cold Shapes

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Betty Davis
Betty Davis

To some of us, Betty Davis will always be a hero simply because she told Eric Clapton that she wouldn’t collaborate with him because his music was too boring. The fact that she is also one of the most important funk singers of all time only adds to her case. Here we get her eponymous, Sly & The Family Stone-backed 1973 LP reissued by Light In The Attic. Few LPs before or since have ever come close to matching the swagger on display across these tunes.

Bill Orcutt
A History Of Every One

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Bing & Ruth
No Home Of The Mind

After a couple of much loved releases on RVNG International, Kansas based composer David Moore aka Bing & Ruth has signed to 4AD. This is a much more apt signing for a label that was known for moody and elegant music than the fucking Lemon Twigs and should bring a bit of self cocking respect back to the imprint. 'No Home of the Mind' explores the piano's percussive qualities alongside woodwind and gorgeous soundscapes. 

Biosphere
The Petrified Forest

From his hazy and ambient universe, Norwegian producer Geir Jenssen - aka Biosphere - has begun to raise eyebrows with his eery brand of twisted techno. Returning with The Petrified Forest, a mini album inspired by the 1930's movie of the same title, Jenssen boasts his creativity with a bewildering sense of unfathomable atmospheres. 

Bjork
Blissing Me

Taken from Bjork’s latest full length Utopia, here we have two remixes of the track Blissing Me. One with experimental artist serpentwithfeet’s (Tri Angle) unique gospel like voice, and the second removes everything except the harp and Bjork’s vocals. Limited 12” on One Little Indian.
  • Vinyl 12" (1442TP12)
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Bjork
Arisen My Senses (Jlin, Lanark Artefax, Kelly Lee Owens Remixes)

Promising release from up-and-coming Icelandic artist Björk. One of the standouts of Utopia, ‘Arisen My Senses’ - a co-production with Arca - opens that LP with what can only be described as cautious bombast. Emerging from the love lockdown that was Vulnicura, ‘Arisen My Senses’ is the sound of dawn after a dark night of the soul. This EP comes fleshed out with weapons-grade remixes from Lanark Artefax, Jlin and Kelly Lee Owens.
  • Vinyl 12" (1444TP12)
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Black Merlin
Kosua

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Blawan
Nutrition

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Blessed Initiative
Blessed Initiative

Deep work here from the classically trained Yair Elazar Glotman aka Blessed Initiative. This record is a piece of sound art composition built out of foley recordings, micro-tonal instrumental textures, tape manipulations and much more besides, resulting in a work that constantly twists and turns around the listener’s skull. Released by Subtext.

Blitzen Trapper
Furr (Deluxe Edition)

Blitzen Trapper’s Furr gets a tenth-anniversary reissue. Over the years, this LP has come to be considered one of the signature Sub Pop releases - quite a feat when you consider the competition. Dropping at a time when The Shins were still accepted as a good band and freak-folk was a thing, this record throws together the sounds of Pavement, Devendra Banhart and Eels for some Portland pleasantness. This deluxe edition features the Record Store Day singles ‘War Is Placebo’, ‘Maybe Baby’ and ‘Booksmart Baby’, some live recordings for KRCW, and seven hitherto-unreleased tracks.
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Blouse
Blouse

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Blown Out
Sun Rot

Blown Out fans, here’s a chance to reacquaint yourselves with the band’s origins: Sun Rot, their first ever release, is now getting a vinyl reissue, four years and three sold-out cassette runs since Sun Rot’s initial release. The band’s spacey music is already epic here, even through the early lo-fi edges that pleasingly colour the sound. Reissued by Riot Season.

Boards of Canada
Twoism

As the old adage goes, a man who is Boards Of Canada is boards of life. Yet to achieve the fame that would come with 1998’s Music Has A Right To Children, Twoism was self-released by Mark Sandison, Marcus Eoin and then-BOC member Chris Horne three years prior to that LP. Woozy and cerebral, the eight tracks of this debut offering set the tone nicely for Boards Of Canada’s subsequent electronica revolutions.

Boards of Canada
Tomorrow's Harvest

I still remember the excitement in the office when the promo of this turned up and the real effort we all went into of trying not to be disappointed. It sees Boards of Canada eschewing slightly their rich and textured sound for something more cold and dystopian. To that end it slightly follows in the path of artists who were also looking back at the works of the likes of John Carpenter for inspiration. Not as warm and inviting as previous records but spin it slowly and with patience and there's a myriad of evocative high points to enjoy from these masters of their genre. 

Bomb The Bass
Into The Dragon

The current rave revivalism of acts like Etch, Dream Cycle and Special Request jacks just as much steez from records like Bomb The Bass’ Into The Dragon as they do from ‘Voodoo Ray’. This 1988 LP was a top-twenty hit on release, further evidence of the groundswell of support for the sub-genre of hip-house. Across these ten tracks, producer Tim Simenon fuses rave breaks with Bomb Squad-style beats and scratch science to fresh effect.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2172C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Bombino
Deran

With admirers including Stevie Wonder and Robert Plant, the Niger guitarist Bombino clearly has some serious chops. His pioneering ‘Tuareggae’ sound remains in good nick on his latest LP, and his wide travels and range of influences lead to plenty of unusual songwriting choices on Deran. Case in point - lead single ‘Tehigren’, a track that turns on a sixpence from rock-reggae bounce to nimble desert-blues.

Boogie Down Productions
Criminal Minded

In listing the greatest albums in hip-hop history, one title never seems to stray from the upper echelons, no matter how many years pass: Boogie Down Productions’ undisputed classic from 1986, Criminal Minded. Released amidst a battle between BDP and MC Shan that would redefine the New York rap landscape as it was then known, the album, which features the songs “South Bronx,” “Criminal Minded” and “The Bridge is Over,” captures the excitement, urgency and raw power that embodies hip-hop culture as we know it, with KRS-One’s aggressive yet intelligent lyricism backed by Scott La Rock’s hard-hitting, stripped-down beats. A true classic.

Boreal Network
Itasca Road Trip

Boreal Network is the project of Seattle’s Nicole Johnson, and Itasca Road Trip is a set of compositions that caused a bit of a stir with the original Bandcamp release. This is the first vinyl appearance for the album, with beautiful new artwork on the More Than Human label, and it’s bound to satisfy those with a taste for woozy Boards of Canada-style electronics.
  • Vinyl LP (MTH009)
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Boris
Live at Third Man Records

Last year the long-running Tokyo heavy rockers marked the ten year anniversary of their landmark stoner opus PINK by playing it in full and at massive volume at Nashville’s Third Man Records. Happily, the Blue Room is kitted out with a snazzy analogue recording setup, so the set was committed to (actual) tape. This limited Black Friday LP release features five tracks from that night (and a companion release of Earth’s support set is also available).

Brainwaltzera
Remix EP

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Brian Case
Plays Paradise Artificial

Brian Case from Chicago post-punk bands Disappears and FACS is onto his third solo release with Plays Paradise Artificial. Here he takes the essence of his previous two albums and distills further his work with Disappears and FACS to its bare bones to create a skeletal and spooky musical world. Transparent yellow vinyl, limited to 300 copies on Hand In The Dark.
  • Vinyl LP (HITD 041)
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Brian Eno
Music For Installations

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British Sea Power
Let The Dancers Inherit The Party

Although their unique way with live performance and semi-bonkers ideas might suggest otherwise, British Sea Power's music is often very standard stadium leaning rock and they continue this trend on this their first new material in four years. Full of intelligent songs the clunkily titled Let the Dance's Inherit the Party features the usual wide range of subject manner pinned on to blustery '80s inspired pop/rock. 

Bruno Sanfilippo
InTRO remastered & expanded

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Buari
Buari

Interesting bloke, this Sidiku Buari. According to his Wikipedia page, the Ghanaian has been president of the Musicians Union Of Ghana, the vice-president of the International Federation Of Musicians, studied for degrees in both music and interior design and won medals as a sprinter at two All-Africa Games championships. Impressive stuff. As this 1975 LP testifies, he also knows his way around a tune too. Buari is a fine record of Hi-Life disco and Accra Funk. Reissue on the impressive Be With Records.

Bully
Losing

Indie confessionals Bully made frank on their hooks with their 2013 debut, and they follow up with Losing, a record a little down the line from their early-ages adult grunge and with more dynamism than their fevered past -- these songs, while still as fiery, open up their intensity to the possibilities of structure.

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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Calvin Johnson
A Wonderful Beast

Calvin Johnson, the man behind Olympia’s indie heroes Beat Happening and the label K Records has a new solo album out and it’s called A Wonderful Beast. It was recorded in Nashville and  produced by Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney. In a curveball-ish move by Johnson, it also features one-time pop princess Michelle Branch on backing vocals. LP and CD on K records.

Can
Unlimited Edition

Mute brought back more Can than any krautrock fan could possibly handle with the 'Can Vinyl Box', which featured seventeen Can records reissued in one bundle; now each record is stepping out on its own. Originally released in 1976, 'Unlimited Edition' is a double record compilation of unreleased Can material from the late sixties and early seventies, documenting their very early years and showing off how they started to play music together. It features vocals from both original Can singer Malcolm Mooney and replacement Damo Suzuki.  Tracks: Gomorrha Doko E LH 702 I'm Too Leise Musette Blue Bag (Inside Paper) E.F.S. No. 27 TV Spot E.F.S No. 7 The Empress and the Ukraine King E.F.S. No. 10 Mother Upduff E.F.S. No. 36 Cutaway Connection Fall of Another Year E.F.S. No. 8 Transcendental Express Ibis
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