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Well, last one this January anyway. Will we have another sale on some other Friday one day? Never say never. But this really will be the last one for a while because, quite frankly, we are all knackered. Anyway, 25% off the lot. Ends on Monday 28th January at 9am.
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Randomer
Slicing

Here we find Randomer return to Dekmantel’s UFO Series for the latest set of his particularly brain-bending brand of soundsystem techno. The four dubs on Slicing all go equally hard, but in subtly different ways. For instance: while opener ‘Van Pelt’ recalls a toughened-up version of Cervo’s Afro-Disco, ‘Shadow Harp’ features a pummelling kick pattern that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Beneath tune.
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Rapoon
Little Rocket Man And The Planet That Moved

Rapoon is Robin Storey, formerly known to the world as a member of Zoviet France. He’s a busy bee, and new album The Little Rocket Man And The Planet That Moved works as a particularly good example of his well-refined aesthetic: wide, droning soundworlds, propelled by beats and considering the dark state of our planet. Released by Klanggalerie.

Rasmus Hedlund
Intet Efter Allt

Finnish label Ljudverket make it into double-figures courtesy of another drop by Rasmus Hedlund. The four tunes of Intet Efter Allt (Nothing After All) are icy affairs that bring together big-room techno, acid-techno, dub-techno and a few other strands of that there techno. Sombre synths and minor-key pads abound whether Hedlund is operating at 120 bpm or 140 bpm. Imagine a moodier version of Bjarki.
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Ravi Shankar
The Rough Guide to Ravi Shankar

Maestro Ravi Shankar, virtuoso of the sitar helped to bring traditional Indian Classical music to millions of us Westerners since the '60s. Those kind folks at Rough Guide have collected together a few of Shankar's classic ragas as a kind of taster, an appetiser of a whole world of wonderful riches. Yes, some guys called 'The Beatles' and 'The Byrds' -- and lots of other psychedelia-minded folks named after misspelt animals -- adored him. LP on World Music Network with extra tracks as a download via the included code card.

Raw Ambassador
Shadows Of Evil

Antonio Barbetta’s Raw Ambassador moniker holds no punches or pretences, with releases on Reach Another System, Sama, and UN.T.O. he follows his namesake with raw and hard industrialised techno that is specifically made for underground clubs with strobes and cages, with an air of 80s doom. 12” on Mannequin.
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Realistic Monk (Carl Stone & Miki Yui)
Realm

Fresh from his recent exciting archival release and her very fine Cuspeditions album, Carl Stone and Miki Yui present their collaborative work together under the name Realistic Monk. Their first ‘studio’ recording, Realm is a set of relatively concise pieces, blending an array of micro-edited samples and other electronics into beguiling and lovely structures. Released by Meakusma.
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Recondite
Daemmerlicht

Bavaria's Lorenz Brunner releases his fifth LP as Recondite, his first in 3 years, named Daemmerlicht. The record contains suitably twilit material, as Brunner eschews his trademark blend of acid and techno for a largely more downbeat affair -- incorporating elements of ambient, hip hop and even classical music. Spacious, expansive music to soundtrack the lengthening Spring days and later dusks. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (PLANLP01)
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Red Red Eyes
Horology

'Horology' is the debut album from Brit duo Red Red Eyes, a cinematic record packed with lusty drone and beautiful, intricate, twanging shoegaze. Hints of psychedlia nod to Laura McMahon and Xavier Watkins' garage-band past, while soft, ethereal vocals lends the album a hypnotic quality. An impressive first album. 

Regan Remy / THUNDERPUSSY
Danger Diva (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Danger Diva is a new cyberpunk thriller from Shredder Orpheus director Robert McGinley. The movie stars Thunderpussy vocalist Molly Sides in the lead role. Both Sides and Thunderpussy contribute, alongside McGinley and Regan Remy, to the soundtrack. This neat little package brings together both movie and OST in one set. It's well weapon.

Reinier Van Houdt
Igitur Carbon Copies

Reinier van Houdt is an excellent pianist, known for playing contemporary classical music by Michael Pisaro and other such notables. But he’s got more than piano up his sleeve: Igitur Carbon Copies also features an array of cracked noises from radios, tapes, and David Lynch samples, as well as spoken word delivered by Current 93’s main man David Tibet! My my. Out on Hallow Ground.

Relay For Death
Natural Incapacity


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Repetentes 2008
Boulderball

Brazilian producer Gabriel Guerra (Japa Habilidoso) returns to Future Times as Repetentes 2008. Citing influence from game soundtracks, Cesar Camargo Mariano and unnaturally sped music, Boulderball is high octane glistening synth-led disco funk, groovy but pitched at +3. Features a collaboration with Will DiMaggio.
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Rhythm & Sound w/ Tikiman
Music A Fe Rule

Under the name Rhythm & Sound, Moritz von Oswald and Mark Ernestus finally saw the opportunity to showcase and develop their love for reggae. For Music a Fe Rule, they combined their affinity with dub techno (as the legendary duo Basic Channel) with the laid-back patois of Tikiman, aka Paul St. Hilaire. Classic reissue, coming straight from 1997.

Rhyw
Cave Walls (Part One)

Cassegrain member Alex Tsiridis takes it solo for a second time under his Rhyw alias. Cave Walls (Part One) features roughed-up dancefloor tracks and spaced minimal ambient: two different ways of combining traditional and more experimental electronic musics then. This is focused material, with no messing around to be heard. 12” on Avian.
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Richard Pinhas
East West

Here we have the fourth solo album by Richard Pinhas of Heldon, notable in part for being his only album released on a major label. That means that Mr. Pinhas had some larger resources at his disposal, and also that he scaled back the track-lengths to pop song levels (though the sounds are all Pinhas baby). Reissued now by Bureau B.

Rizzla
Adepta

Rizzla’s star may not shine as brightly as the likes Kelela, Total Freedom and other Fade To Mind luminaries, but gosh darn it can they tear up a club. Anyone who slept on 2015’s essential Iron Cages EP can set things right by copping the producer’s debut LP Adepta. These eleven tracks of pure dancefloor power bristle with violence, rage and intent. Imagine early Arca with absolutely no time for pretence.
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rkss
DJ Tools

The truly soon to be legendary rkss aka Robin Buckley makes a record of repurposed EDM, calling it DJ Tools but broadening the scope of club music beyond mere process and utility. By pointing at the idea of 'purposeful' club music, Buckley considers the politics and identity inherent to the genre, making a record that investigates the intersection of queerness and technology. 
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Robert Hood
Clocks / Low Life / Go

One of the foremost figures in minimal techno since the beginning of the 1990s, Robert Hood is still going strong. ‘Low Life’ accompanies a wonky little organ motif with a stomping tempo, ‘Go’ goes deep with a samba layout and minimal bleeps, while highlight ‘Clocks’ ingeniously switches up layers of stuttering snares over a windy, rubbery bed. It all comes off as very deftly composed, dynamic and lush.

Roger Tellier Craig
Instantanes

Yet another three-named Craig in ambient music, eh? Robert Tellier Craig has actually been around for a good while in Montreal outfits La Revelateur and the cataclysmic avant crew Fly Pan Am -- now he's out on Root Strata making work he envisions to be "concrète music of the poor", taking the hierarchy out of this longstanding experimental music. Instantanés has been workshopped over a decade. 
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Roman Flugel
fabric 95: Roman Flügel

Leftfield techno/house/IDM producer Roman Flügel has multiple releases on Dial, Phonica, Hivern, Hypercolour, and many more labels, and has constantly managed to keep rigid genres fresh and invigorating. It was only a matter of time til his FabricLive debut, and he brings an eclectic mix including Psychic TV, Randomer, Eamon Harkin and many more.
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Rommek
Sedimentary - Set In Stone Trilogy

Rocks and stones are ever-powerful inspirations for creation, especially when it comes to pounding pummelling musics like techno. Rommek’s Set In Stone Trilogy continues apace with Sedimentary, a four-track set of industrial powerhouse cuts. ‘Arkose’ in particular has some nice Aphexy echo-acid going on in it, and ‘Flint’ settles into a sinister drone. 12” on Blueprint.

Ron Trent
Touch

The Chicago house kingpin that is Ron Trent gets on with his ‘Dancefloor Boogie Delites’ series of 12”s with Touch. These two new tracks are smooth and sweet and slickly funky, with absolutely everything you’d want from a Trent house classic. 12” vinyl release on the Music and Power label.
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Ron Trent vs Lono Brazil vs Dazzle Drums
Manchild (In The Promised Land)

Ron Trent and Lono Brazil. You probably know what this is going to sound like already, don’t you? And it does. Trent cooks up one of those classic Mahogani Music-type house tracks that seem to just get better with age, while Brazil chats a sort of pseudo-beat-poet diatribe over the top. The B-side sees Japanese duo Dazzle Drums come through with the sort of edit that this blurb writer would describe as ‘tribal house’ if he thought it was an acceptable term to use.
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Rotla
Waves

Beautiful tones from Italy’s Mario Pierro aka Rotla (Raiders of the Lost Arp), once again for Edizioni Mondo. Following the label’s fondness for library and documentary music, Rotla’s new twelve Waves blends balearic and kosmische references into eighties disco on the title track and slower territory on ‘Babash’. Includes two remixes of ‘Waves’ from label boss L.U.C.A. and Mark Barrott.

Rotten Hill Gang
Teach Peace

Rotten Hill Gang refer to themselves as a rap ‘n’ roll group. They pick up where the likes of Run DMC, Beastie Boys and LL Cool J left off. On Teach Peace, they mix rap and live instruments with left-wing social commentary. Features a guest appearance by Hollie Cook. LP & CD on West Born Records.

RYD
RYD

RYD is the recording moniker of Ryan Downie, a producer and songwriter from North London. He takes inspiration from Bon Iver, Missy Elliott and Timbaland to create his songs that blend the crystalline sound of electronics with some heart-wrenching themes and ethereal production. Self-titled debut LP and CD on 37 Adventures.

Ryuichi Sakamoto
async - Remodels

Japanese electronic music legend and former Yellow Magic Orchestra member Ryuichi Sakamoto's 2017 album 'async' graced numerous end of year lists. An all-star cast of remixers have been assembled to re-work the material in their own distinctive visions; Arca, Fennesz, Oneohtrix Point Never, Motion Graphics, Alva Noto, Yves Tumor, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Cornelius and S U R V I V E. 

S. Carey
Supermoon

Absorbing all the natural spirituality with S. Carey. Supermoon is the new EP from the Wisconsin based musician. This EP features some reworks of previously released tunes and a cover. It's full of his trade mark ethereal croon, accompanied by himself on piano with some other bits and bobs. If you are a breaded indie fan then this will not disappoint. Out on vinyl LP from Jagjaguwar.
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Saba Lou
Planet Enigma

Debut from Berlin-based Saba Lou, minimalist acoustic songwriter fresh out of high school. Produced by her father, King Khan, Saba Lou’s LP provides quirky and observational lyrics over sparse guitar. Blending folk influences with sweet 60s-flavoured rock, Planet Enigma evokes Cat Power or The Moldy Peaches on the Juno soundtrack, or Girlpool’s more delicate tracks. Vinyl LP from Khannibalism.

Sacred Tapestry
Shader Complete

Dizzyingly productive alias-hopper Ramona Xavier (Vektroid, Macintosh Plus, dstnt et al), best known as a vapourwave heavyweight, reworked her 2012 album Sacred Tapestry in 2016 and now here it is again, getting its first wax treatment from Aguirre. Ranges from cloudy ambience not unlike even Alva Noto’s Xerrox stuff to more typical, screwed old jingletastic vapes.

Sakata / Laswell / Drake / Cosey
Fisherman's.com

Cool your jets, that’s not THE Drake. It’s actually drummer Hamid Drake, and along with Bill Laswell and Pete Cosey he is part of the quartet led by Japanese saxophonist/vocalist/synth player Akira Sakata on this 2000 LP. Fisherman’s.com is a potent mix of free jazz, jazz fusion, post-rock and psych-rock. Sakata absolutely commands the record, raising his voice to the sky one minute and bellowing down his saxophone the next. This Trost release marks the first time that Fisherman’s.com has been made available on vinyl.

Sam de la Rosa
Earth Wart

Solo outing from Sam De La Rosa of Led Er Est/The Coombe. Earth Wart is a direct mix of new/cold wave, post-punk and experimental electronics with catchy pop driven melodies that’ll stick in your head. You could be easily forgiven for thinking this was released 30 years ago. FFO Dark Entries Records et al. Mixed by Michael Stein from S U R V I V E.
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Sarah Nixey
Night Walks

Nighthawk and vocalist for Black Box Recorder Sarah Nixey’s third album is finally here. Night Walks caters right to those of us who need that sophisticated pop sound, loaded with electronics and very catchy. Nixey's voice covers the entire range from a suave whisper to ecstatic soprano high notes. 

Satan's Satyrs
The Lucky Ones

Satan’s Satyrs singer Clayton Burgess (also of Electric Wizard) says of his band that ‘it doesn’t sound like anything else happening right now’. He’s correct - The Lucky Ones sounds like something that happened many years ago, specifically some time around 1974. The band’s attitudes to women (that God-damned album artwork) bare out the theory that this lot are a relic from a bygone age. We can all do better than this.

Savak
Cut-Ups

A new New York guitar band, built out of component parts of noted bands including Holy Fuck, The Make Up and The Cops. Cut-Ups takes inspiration not only from William Burroughs (we presume) but also from an array of post-punk musics and beyond, though indie guitar songcraft always remains at the centre of the sound. Released by Ernest Jenning Record Co.
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SCB
Caibu

This one’s been coming. After two 2017 EPs (and next month’s Engineered Morality), Paul Rose aka Scuba aka SCB gives us the first LP from his vowel-phobic project. Anyone coming here and expecting a nice fix of jacking house will be left disappointed - SCB’s stuff is less welcoming, full of foreboding synths and hard, no-bs techno drums. Throw in a concept where Rose uses the LP “to explore the fictional narrative in which a hypothetical timeline is corrupted by a climate-related disaster”, and it all adds up to Caibu being a rather bracing experience.

Scott Xylo
Find Us When U Get There

Black Acre scoop up Leicester twentysomething spark Scott Xylo for an afrofuturist LP of neo-soul, hip-wonk beats, smokey jazz downtempo and collaborations with the likes of Jon Glitches, Catherine Sera, Afronaut Zu and Marcus Joseph. Plus fairly splendid cover art by Philly comic illustrator Pat Aulisio.
  • Vinyl LP (ACRELP012)
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Seafang
Motorcycle Song

7” from Florida five-piece Seafang following up their single ‘Sold Gold.’ Motorcycle Song provides a hit of dream-pop. Self-professed devotees of The Jesus and Mary Chain and Lush, they put a sunny spin on the C86 scene. Shoegaze with a shot of caffeine and added pop hooks. 7” on Elephant Stone Records.

Sean Christopher
Yonder

He can do loads of stuff, this Sean Christopher. He can drum. He can produce. He can pen very earnest ditties for voice and guitar that are like a less abhorrent version of Frank Turner. He does all of this and more on his debut LP Yonder. Some smartarse will use one of these tracks to try and sell you some yoghurt one day, so get your listening in before that happens.
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Secretsundaze
Cyber EP

After many years of DJing, putting on parties and running the Secretsundaze label the duo of James Priestley & Giles Smith are now starting to show off their production skills. Following on from the Still Hope EP that came out on Phonica back in June the pair release Cyber. This EP sees the title track done three ways - the deep ‘House Pass’, the Danielle Baldelli-esque ‘Cosmic Slide’ and the Floating Points-aping ‘Ambient Sax Mix’. Good stuff.
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Serena Butler
We Want Neither Clean Hands Nor Beautiful Souls

Amen to that! We Want Neither Clean Hands Nor Clean Souls sees Serena Butler surface on Lucy’s Stroboscopic Artefacts. The surroundings suit Butler nicely, and the heads-down techno of ‘Globular Hymen’ and ‘Science Is Not An Expression But A Suspension Of Gender’ (nicely put) has shades of label-mates Chevel and Perc. Elsewhere ‘And With Fire Came Disparity’ ends the EP by stripping out the drums to forefront a spoken passage that illuminates the record’s queer feminist agenda. Excellent stuff.

Sha La Das
Love In The Wind

Something of a Daptone Records love-in here. The Sha La Das are three Staten Island brothers (surname Schalda, hence the moniker of the group) who grew up singing backing harmonies for their dad Bill, himself a one-time member of 1960s doo-wop group The Montereys. When Menahan Street Band founder Thomas Brenneck got wind of their talent, he teamed up with Bill to write the eleven instant Daptone classics that make up Love In The Wind. Bill and his sons are backed by the MSB here, the group that anchored the late Charles Bradley.

Sharplines / Nathaniel
Out of Control

The new 12” on Ancient Methods Persephonic Sirens label is a split release between Sharplines, who contributes the title track Out Of Control and Nathaniel, who contributes three bangers. This is ideal for anyone who yearns for a bit of EBM infected, hard, heavy techno that will make every day feel like the weekend.
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She Makes War
Brace For Impact

Not to be confused with She Keeps Bees, She Makes War is the solo project of Bristolian singer-songwriter Laura Kidd. On Brace For Impact, the fourth SMW LP, Kidd comes through with a mixture of tender torch songs and sparky, passionate indie-rock. There’s both a grunge and a Britpop flavour to tracks like ‘Devastate Me’, which obviously wouldn’t have been allowed in the 90’s but is fine now.

Shelly Manne
Daktari

Upheld by a sprawling and eclectic range of worldly instrumentation is Daktari - West Coast drummer Shelly Manne's perfect TV series companion. The record still stands as a global fusion pioneer, and is cut from the best of electro and afro-funk. Percussive stabs and the use of the marimba bring this piece to life.

Shoc Corridor
A Blind Sign

Re-issue of post-punk synthers Schoc Corridor’s 1982 EP A Blind Sign. This reissue comes with the original demo version of Sargasso Sea. Covers a lot of bases in the synth world stylistically, dropping anchor at Kraftwerk, Cabaret Voltaire, Brian Eno, and Joy Division. All tracks remastered and comes with replicated sleeve plus bonus insert. 12” on Dark Entries.

Siglo XX
[BOX]

Belgian band Siglo XX took their name from a Bolivian mine which was a site of social disorder. Their home city of Genk in 1978 was rife with unemployment and all the problems that can arise from that, so the band felt the name said something about where they had come from. Their music dances along the punk/goth/coldwave/darkwave fault line and comparisons to Joy Division are often made. Box contains the bands work from 1982-83 with mini LP, Answer and two EPs Art Of War and Dreams OF Pleasure. Box Set on Onderstroom, limited to 200 copies.

Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones
Vicious Circles

After working together for a while as the Fractal Fantasy audio-visual group, dancefloor futurists Sinjin Hawke and Zora Jones reunite for a seven-track EP on Planet Mu. As anyone who’s heard their solo work would expect, Vicious Circles is a wicked blend of different clubisms. Drill, Jersey, juke and peak-era Timbaland are all rumbling in the lines of this impressive showing. Anyone who’s kept an eye on Fade To Mind these past few years should give Vicious Circles a go.

Skunk Anansie
Paranoid & Sunburnt

Finally, after a wait of a few years we have a new repress of Skunk Anansie's scorching debut album, Paranoid & Sunburnt. Their sound was truly multi-racial and (unusually for the times and the height of Britpop) politically-charged. A heavy sound influenced by classic British metal (Sabbath) and sweaty, grimy funk (Sly Stone et al), the band thrust the corruscating and provocative Skin into a ready spotlight. And songs like "Selling Jesus" were the perfect showcase for that thrillingly powerful voice. On One Little Indian records.

Skymark
Virtual Stars

A record of leftfield boogie music from Skymark here, out via his own Modern Sun Records. Virtual Stars combines neo-soul, jazz-funk, Theo Parrish-style deep house and electro. There’s also a little early MF Doom (beats, not rhymes) to the choice of lead instruments. The result is an LP of sunny, chunky grooves just in time for summer.

Slomo
Super-Individual: Collective Ritual

Yorkshire based “glumbient” two-piece Slomo take their single note downer synth epic track Super​-​Individual from their album Transits to a load of contemporaries and let them do as they please. Line-up includes Teeth Of The Sea, Andrew Liles (Current 93/Nurse With Wound), Gnod, Teleplasmiste, and many more.

Slowglide
Reigi / Haipa

Metallic, mid-fi dancefloor moods from somebody called Slowglide. These rhythms are immediately likeable, let alone danceable. There’s a trace of throwback to early 1990s IDM in the squelchy FX on some of the pads, as well as the discreet, brooding synths beneath. Piano hooks on the a-side also colourfully suggest eurodance and house!

Sneers
Heaven Will Rescue Us, We’re the Scum, We’re in the Sun

Sinister goth-psych duo Sneers are at it again with their voluptuous, pensive titles, energetic vocal catharsis and religious imagery. On their third outing here, they’re joined by Kristof Hahn of Swans and Pere Ubu, who contributes lapsteel guitar to the proceedings. Dark stuff with fiery swellings of noisy guitar, drums and intense lyrics.

Soft Hearted Scientists
Wandermoon

“Life is stranger than a dragonfly”, muses Nathan Hall of Cardiff’s Soft Hearted Scientists on this rather charming album of so-called ‘kitchen sink psychedelia’. Dragonflies are bloody weird though, aren’t they. Final answer, Nathan? Channeling the twee irreverence of Syd Barrett & co. a bit, this music sounds absolutely out of place in this day and age - possibly a great strength.

Sol Invictus
Necropolis

Sol Invictus are celebrating 30 years of neofolk! Well maybe that tone is inappropriate for band who've spent a decent amount of time longer than I've been alive channeling decline. This time its the decline of London (the titular Necropolis), as the weirdly band regret that it's not longer the seat of Empire. 

Solitary Dancer
In The Name Of The Mother

Optimo call time on their successful Optimo Trax offshoot at the thirty-third release. The EP in question, courtesy of Montreal’s Solitary Dancer, is also one of the more unusual pressings in the series. The three tracks on In The Name Of The Mother are all reverb-fugged edge-of-the-dancefloor numbers that by turns recall The Orb (‘Heroine Dub’), Inga Copeland (‘La Donna’) and Suicideyear (‘Lady Pimp’).
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Soluce
Birth

Vibrant Music continue to release music that is vibrant with Birth, an album by Soluce. That’s the long-time-coming collaboration between Konstantinos Soublis (Fluxion) and Savvas Ystatis (Omicron in the 90s), who are not only firm old friends but neighbours too! They put their combined skills to great use here, producing resonant, minimal and lush ambient techno.

Son of Dave
Music For Cop Shows

Son Of Dave don’t play by the rules, or at least that’s how some of the cops may be described in the shows that bluesman Son Of Dave has written music for. Beatboxer and harmonica playing free-spirit Son of Dave’s new album title suggests he’s reminiscing about TV shows with funky theme tunes the likes of Lalo Schifrin wrote, or is it all a smokescreen? His fans will know what to expect on Music For Cop Shows, album number 8 from the Canadian quinquagenarian.

Sorcerer
Neon Leon

Sorceror’s Neon Leon was a likable record when it was first released in 2009, and it remains a likable record now that it’s being reissued in 2018. Different cover artwork and a remastering job have given this LP a new lick of paint, but at heart it’s still a collection of gently playful cosmic disco tracks pitched somewhere between Lindstrom and Jens Lekman’s ‘Sipping On The Sweet Nectar’.
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Soren Juul
This Moment

Danish singer songwriter guy Soren Juul is now recording under his own name after a tumultuous three year period where he was presumably stung by our Brian's 4/10 review of his last album under the Indians moniker. He need not worry. 4AD are still on his side and Brian is long gone so we can instead enjoy the glacial soft pop that sometimes sounds like Mew gone all normal and ballady.  

Space People
Wet

Slick and speedy work here from New York producer Space People, who bounces through six tracks in sixteen minutes. That bouncy pace means that not a moment is wasted: Wet is busy with details, be they samples (look out for the ghost of Missy Elliot) or sudden beat-shifts. 12” release on Styles Upon Styles.
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Spearmint
It's Time To Vanish

Spearmint are the sort of '90s survivors that could have had Pulp - like success if the planets had arranged themselves a tad differently. Instead they soldier on into 2016 with a new album which re-unites them with producer John Etkin-Bell for an album of sunny side up pop tunes that are reminiscent of the more intelligent end of Brit pop. 

Specimens
In The Dust Of Idols

Let the existential malaise of winter well and truly set in, and do it to the new Specimens record. The boss of the excellent emerging label First Terrace, Alex Ives' solo work is marked by a keen ear for the various modes of ambient music, from Lawrence English's potent and fuzzy drone to the loops of William Basinski. In the Dust of Idols contemplates death and what comes after it, but sounds beautiful in the process.

Spectral Empire
Iron Muscle

Iron Muscle by Spectral Empire comes across like a lost soundtrack to a dystopian sci-fi movie from the ‘80s. Dark, spooky synths interlaced with demonic electronic stabs and dramatic, tension-building beats. The duo are made up of George Thompson from Black Merlin and Kyle Martin from Vactrol Park. 180g vinyl 12” EP on Malka Tuti.

Spectres
Dead

Dead is apparently what happens when you submit your music to a whole host of highly creative contemporaries with the request that they “kill” your songs. So Spectre’s material is shaken in all directions by the likes of Giant Swan, Factory Floor, Vision Fortune and Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai. A very varied set, released by Sonic Cathedral.

Speedy Ortiz
Twerp Verse

Twerp Verse is the third album by Massachusetts indie-rockers, Speedy Ortiz. The band are fronted by ex-Teacher, songwriter and gnarly guitarist, Sadie Dupuis. They have been gaining a solid following over their seven years for their modern take on ‘90s american indie having toured with Thurston Moore, The Breeders and Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks. Available as pink with rainbow splatter vinyl LP, which also includes a bonus 7” and lyric insert, standard black vinyl LP with lyric insert, CD and Cassette.

Spencer Zahn
People Of The Dawn

Debut album from bassist Spencer Zahn. On People Of The Dawn he takes the vocabulary of jazz but plays with the semantics. The bass is still the thing holding it together but rather than melodic improvisation Zahn plays with texture. Helped by Darkside's Dave Harrington who did the electronic processing on the album.

Spirit Fest
Anohito

It’s what Spirit Fest (Tenniscoats’ Saya & Takashi Ueno, Markus Acher and Cico Beck (The Notwist and others) did next. The supergroup’s second album Anohito is a sweet and engrossing indie charmer, plodding along with affectionate vocals, trickling guitarverb and melancholy motifs aplenty.

Spray Paint
Cussin'

Purposefully loose, mixing no wave and post punk, Spray Paint display their rockin’ chaos through three tracks recorded live in the Blue Room at Third Man Records. There was a studio version of Cussin’ released as a single back in 2014, but this version, for its performance and lyrics, in the current state of the world, is much needed.
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Spring King
Tell Me If You Like To

Tell Me If You Like To is the debut album from Manchester post-punks Spring King. They're seemingly already on the road to success after being bigged-up by the NME with the music mag calling them the most promising new band of 2016. They also have the accomplishment of being the first band Zane Lowe played on his new Beats 1 show. It's like when Tony Blackburn played 'Flowers in the Rain'. 

Spring King
The Summer

Spring King have been working hard the old fashioned way by doing actual gigs supporting the likes of everyone before recording their debut album. Therefore they will have garnered a fanbase slavering in anticipation.  This their new single sits somewhere in between Interpol and the England football team circa the '82 world cup. A weird dark rock singalong. C'mon everybody sing with me...'the summer....' etc.  
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Ssaliva
Unplugged Vol. 1

The first volume in a new series from the French electronica producer-come-abstractionist Ssaliva. 11 tracks in 20 minutes, these sketches play out like frail pop motifs yet to be turned into their full being. The unplugged notion here is one of being incredibly stripped back, delayering his dense experimental electronic palettes to even just a simple plucking of strings. Limited CD on JJ Funhouse.
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Starsailor
All This Life

Great news for fans of music as Starsailor release their first album since 2009. We may mock but these lads from Wigan have sold an incredible amount of records over the years  - over three million of the buggers shifted. So how will they fare in 2017? We're not sure. This is out on Cooking Vinyl  - the label bands go to die - so get it before they call it a day.  

Statiqbloom
Edit Navigation Bar Mask Visions Poison

As Statiqbloom Fade Kainer borrows equally from the golden age of IDM and the peak of early industrial musics. The final result on Edit Navigation Bar Mask Visions Poison is a grisly, distorted mass of sandpaper percussion and amplifier hiss, part Aphex Twin and part NIN. Vinyl LP from the Vendetta label.
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Stave
ATK EP

Chicagoan producer Stave drops his first record on the extremely impressive UVB-76 (Pessimist, Outer Heaven). As anyone familiar with the imprint will be expecting, the ATK EP is a set of spooky and claustrophobic rave fare. This one eschews the darkside junglism of the label’s last couple of drops for a visceral mix of sounds drawn from industrial techno, darkwave and IDM. Club tracks to make you run for the darkest corners of the room. Jonathan Krohn's previous output as Stave has come via Flingco Sound System, Trensmat, Repitch etc. He has also released records on Regis's esteemed Downwards label as half of duo Talker alongside Karl Meier.

Steve Bicknell
Awakening The Past 1

UK techno vet Steve Bicknell drops the first installment of his new ‘Awakening the Past’ series on 6Dimensions. This EP is classic outsider techno, all nervous 303s and dead-eyed drum takes. Bicknell is at his most acidic on ‘Natural Vibrations’, while ‘Conscious Awakening’ does a similar thing while cranking the distortion up a few notches.
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Steve Moore
Mayhem (Official Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Mayhem (Official Motion Picture Soundtrack) is by Steve Moore from Pennsylvanian synthwave duo Zombi. Mayhem is Steve Moore’s 5th soundtrack. His ability to lure the listener to the edge of their seat, increasing the fear within, as he builds the tension with his analogue synth sounds has made him one of the most wanted horror soundtrack composers out there.

Steve Reich
Pulse / Quartet

Steve Reich’s office has a huge portrait of Steve Reich looking down benevolently on Steve Reich. Which is kind of like a Steve Reich piece, feeding off itself in a continuous loop. Where Quartet is full of energy and all over the place harmonically, Pulses is a more quiet work - especially for Reich standards. The end-result entrancingly oscillates between two poles - as we've come to expect from the minimal music mastermind.

Stone Foundation
A Life Unlimited

Friends of Paul Weller, The Stone Foundation play funk, soul and jazz taking their influences from artists as diverse as The Style Council and Massive Attack. A Life Unlimited is their sixth album and was originally released in 2015. It features guest performances from Graham Parker, Nolan Porter, The Four Perfections and head Blow Monkey, Dr. Robert Howard. Repress on The Turning Point Recording Organisation.

Strafe F.R.
The Bird Was Stolen

Having built on the legacy of artists like Einstürzende Neubauten in the 80s and 90s, German duo Strafe F.R. (Für Rebellion) have returned to the fray in recent years after a couple of decades in hibernation. New LP The Bird Was Stolen contains more of the challenging mix of industrial music, found sound and studio experimentation that made the band’s name all those years ago. Out via Touch.

Strategy
Information Pollution

Abstract ambience and drone from Paul Dickow’s Strategy project. This alien music is produced from radio static, snippets of battered tapes and distorted field recordings. Information Pollution is an apt title too, as assorted found sounds and ambient recordings overlap and fill the space, like harsh noise for the digital age.
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Strobe Talbot
Funland

This edition of Funland is an opaque, blue variant limited to 300 copies. Each blue vinyl edition features a first-of-its-kind morphing hologram effect, which rotates through original artwork by Jad Fair as the vinyl spins. Additionally, each copy of this edition will feature a chipboard jacket with silk screened artwork by Jad Fair.

Studio Mule
Carnaval feat. Miyako Kouda

Clearly no longer content with being one of the most consistently excellent house labels of the last decade, Mule Musiq branch out with this mysterious new Studio Mule project. Not much is known about the group’s membership - our guess is that MM boss Toshiya Kawasaki might have something to do with it. However, there are three things that we can say for sure: 1) ‘Carnaval’ is a cover of a Taeko Ohnuki’s classic. 2) This version features vocals from Dip In The Pool’s Miyako Kouda. 3) Both edits of the track here are perky acid/disco jams that will bring a smile to your face.
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Sufjan Stevens
Tonya Harding

Limited physical release of Sufjan Stevens’ Tonya Harding, with two versions of the idiosyncratically whimsical song he released at the end of last year based on the controversial life and legacy(?) of the American ice skater. Available on indies-only cassette or blue marble vinyl, on Asthmatic Kitty.

Sun Dial
Science Fiction: A Compendium of Space Soundtrax

Sun Dial’s new album is here, and it's a collection of material composed for various “Space Themed” film soundtracks over the last two decades. Science Fiction: A Compendium of Space Soundtrax is suitably heavy on the electronics, and traces out a long-term cosmic vision over its tracklisting, despite the varied years of provenance. CD on the Sulatron label.

Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra
My Brother The Wind Vol. 1

This 1970 album features Sun Ra excitedly wrenching some seriously wild and transportive sonics out of his new Moog synth, backed by Arkestra stalwarts John Gilmore, Marshall Allen and Danny Davis. As with their recent reissue of The Magic City, Cosmic Myth have done a superb job with this 2LP version, adding the side-long Space Probe and alternate takes of the funky single The Perfect Man. The entirely different Vol. 2 has been more widely reissued and is better known, so don’t let the near-identical sleeve confuse you!

Sun Seeker
Georgia Dust

Sun Seeker are a Nashville group who are only now being revealed to the wider world, through the efforts of Jack White’s Third Man Records. Georgia Dust is their debut single, and marks out a rich, country-influenced americana territory. A beautiful, melancholy way to make a start. 7” vinyl single.

Sunn Trio
Fayrus

OK, first thing’s first: Sunn Trio is nothing to do with Sunn O))), so bad luck if you were after some drone metal. But hold up! Fans of out-there music might well love this LP by Joel Robinson’s group Sunn Trio too, being as it is a desert-hazed trip of experimental, Arab-influenced wild sound. Fayrus is, appropriately, released by the Unrock label.

Super Elcados
Togetherness Is Always A Good Venture - Tambourine Party Vol. 2

Anyone keeping track of the resurgent interest in ‘70s Afrofunk over the past decade will have seen the name Super Elcados crop up every now and then. Now the group’s LP Togetherness Is Always A Good Venture - Tambourine Party Volume 2 gets a reissue via Mr. Bongo. Despite this being the second instalment in a series it’s actually the band’s debut full-length and dates back to 1976. These are eight premium pieces of Lagos boogie similar to contemporaries The Funkees and Monomono.

Sweatson Klank
Fine Lines

We all wish we could be called Sweatson Klank, but unfortunately, there can be only one. This Sweatson Klank is a Los Angeles producer who melds hip-hop, future R&B and House whilst being nifty enough to balance the necessary muscular punch with a soulful emotional tug. Fine Lines doesn’t fit into any particular pigeonhole, but will fit nicely on your turntable. LP on Friends of Friends.
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System
Plus

For their new album Plus, Danish tinkerer trio System (Thomas Knak, Anders “Dub Tractor” Remmer and Jesper Skaaning) spent a couple of years turning sensitive arpeggibro keyboardist Nils Frahm’s source material into something likable. Various iterations of incandescent ambience, elegantly sculpted around damp and clicky digital processes, ensue.

System Of Hate
There Is No Madness Here

Some fun dad-punk from System Of Hate on their second LP. There Is No Madness Here has a sort of Killing Joke thing going on, granted, but also a Motorhead thing and a Motley Crue thing. Imagine if Towers Of London had mellowed a little with age and you’re in the right ballpark. It’s a good laff.

T.J. Hustler Metaphysical Synthesized Orchestra
Age of Individualism

Another rescued from obscurity, T.J. Hustler's set of long form drum machine and keys electronic funk tracks, lifted by synthesiser stabs and pads, each created a surreal world. Hustler could have easily influenced Wesley Willis, his loose, growling musings swapping places with abstract instrumental licks. Wonderful.

Takatsugu Muramatsu
Mary and The Witch's Flower (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Soundtrack for Studio Ponoc's debut film Mary and The Witch's Flower, composed by Takatsugu Muramatsu. The music from this film is every part as charming as it's Kiki's Delivery Service meets Harry Potter vibe might suggest. Everything about this, including its Mondo artwork, is an absolute delight.

Tanzania Albinism Collective
White African Power (We Live In Danger) / Stigma Everywhere

If you live in Tanzania and are albino, life is damn hard. The country’s albino population have long been attacked, ostracised and persecuted. Many are abandoned by their families on Ukerewe, an inland island that can only be reached by a four-hour ferry trip. In 2016 the Tinariwen producer Ian Brennan travelled to Ukerewe to run songwriting workshops with the island’s albino community. Considering that many of those involved initially had no confidence to either sing or dance, the fact that the Tanzania Albinism Collective have made a record at all is a great triumph. That ‘White African Power (We Live In Danger)’ and ‘Stigma Everywhere’ are such potent pieces of protest music only makes them more necessary.

Taraval
No Coast

In four psychedelic and disorienting tracks, Taraval’s EP ‘No Coast’ immediately pushes the listener into claustrophobic isolation. Two tracks in though, and the native San Franciscan adds spatterings of colourful hopefulness, like an unexpected bunch of daffodils in a techno dungeon. It’s the electronic equivalent of the arrival of spring. Taraval has previously released under Four Tet’s Text Records label. 
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Terence Fixmer
Through The Cortex

Terence Fixmer’s back on Ostgut Ton with a new LP. Through The Cortex is the producer’s sixth full-length (though first for the Berghain’s label) and having been around the block a few times the Frenchman is trying something a little different this time. It’s still techno, for sure, but there’s also a synthwave influence in here that has more than a whiff of Suicide to it.

The 15 Dead Minutes
Bio-Evolved

It's been a wee while since we last heard from The 15 Dead Minutes aka David Froud (Heuristic Audio) and David Campbell (Delinquent Dialect). Their collaborative work first appeared on Irish label Trensmat and later on Sunil Sharpe's Earwiggle imprint. Now the duo return with an ace four-track EP of seething and infectious cuts blurring the lines between techno/electro/industrial. All tracks bang and rattle in all the right places and are heavy in terms of both sound and emotion. Only 300 copies with killer artwork by Yamako King.
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The Abstract Eye
Cool Warm Divine EP

Electro-soul and techno with a melodic swing in its step and a twinkle in the eye, from The Abstract Eye. Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker -- also known as Gifted and Blessed -- has crafted a cool 5-track EP using his array of vintage instruments. He's somehow managed to mix ancient spirituality into his luminous productions and we at Norman are certainly eager to hear more. Reissue 12" on Rush Hour.
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