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Forced Exposure New Releases for 7/7/2014

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New music is due from The Soft Pink Truth, OOIOO, ZSOU, and Mumbai Science, while old music is due from Love Joys, Megaton, and The Walkabouts.

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200 (GERMANY)

200 028EP

REFERENCE: Isolated Rhythm 12" (200 028EP) 14.00
Reference are back on 200 Records! After their stellar 12" Ghetto Nebula on 200 sub-label 200 Black, they return with Isolated Rhythm. The A-side is an excellent piece of Detroit techno that has serious chart potential. On the B-side we have "Unified Movement," a perfectly-produced dub-techno track in a beautiful atmosphere.

ALTER (UK)

ALT 701EP

DUBROVNIK, DAMIEN: Patterns of Penetration 7" (ALT 701EP) 11.00
Damien Dubrovnik are Loke Rahbek (Lust For Youth, Var, Croatian Amor) and Christian Stadsgaard, two Copenhagen residents who run the prolific Posh Isolation label. "Penis Corset" is driven by a crude and primitive rhythm made from an electronic bass pulse and blown-out synth noise, punctuated by feedback and guttural vocals. On the flip, title-track "Patterns of Penetration" presents a calmer side of the duo's work yet also finds them at their most complex and rich, sonically-speaking, with a two-note synth lead, spoken vocals, and washes of analog tape noise. Edition of 400 copies with artwork by Danish artist Martin Erik Andersen.

ART YARD (UK)

ARTYARD 45001EP

RAGAB AND THE CAIRO JAZZ BAND, SALAH: A Tribute to Sun Ra/Latino in Cairo 7" (ARTYARD 45001EP) 14.50
Limited edition heavyweight vinyl pressing. 45 rpm. Recorded in Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt in the early '70s. On side A: "A Tribute to Sun Ra" -- Salah Ragab (conducting, piano, drums, congas); Zaky Osman (trumpet, flute); Mohammad Abdou (trumpet); Ibrahim Wagdy (trumpet); Khalifa El Samman (trumpet); Mahmoud Ayoub (trombone); Sadeek Basyouny (trombone); El Saied El Aydy (alto sax); Farouk El Sayed (alto sax); Saied Salama (tenor sax); Fathy Abdel Salam (tenor sax); Reckardo Kready (piano); Sayed Sharkawy (drums); Moohy El Din Osman (bass); Sayed Ramadan (bongos). On side B: "Latino in Cairo" -- Salah Ragab (conducting, piano, drums, congas); Zaky Osman (flute); El Saied El Aydy (alto sax); Sayed Sharkawy (drums); Moohy El Din Osman (bass); Sayed Ramadan (bongos).

AURORA (UK)

AU 5043CD

HAYSTACKS BALBOA: Haystacks Balboa CD (AU 5043CD) 17.00
Formed in 1969 and closely connected to Mountain, this superb New York rock quintet gigged with Jethro Tull, the Faces, Black Sabbath, Ten Years After and many others, but never had the commercial breakthrough they deserved. Their sole album appeared in September 1970, and is a lost heavy rock classic. It makes its long-awaited return to CD here, and comes complete with background notes.

AUS MUSIC (GERMANY)

AUS 1464EP

SAUL, WILL: Pedal Power EP 12" (AUS 1464EP) 14.00
This 12" sees Aus label-head Will Saul venture back to the dancefloor. The high-octane "Pedal Power," which also features in his DJ-Kicks mix, and the weighty but spacious "Valhalla" were born out of a number of live jams on a small outboard setup with a laptop used only to record. A Jomox Xbase 999 drum machine triggering a Moog Minitaur for bass, all running through a number of highly tweak-able pedals and outboard fx units with a Roland Juno for pads. It was a refreshing low maintenance change for Will and there will be a few more 12"s of this ilk released soon.

BALANS (NETHERLANDS)

BALANS 015EP

NPHONIX: Benway EP 12" (BALANS 015EP) 12.50
The Balans roster is growing evermore internationally with fresh Moscow signing Nphonix. The Russian producer made big waves in the global drum & bass and dubstep scene, but is no stranger to juke, acid and techno, as he has proven on previous releases. For the Benway EP's title-track, a collab with fellow Russian producer Apobothra, the term "monster track" is an understatement. "Black Acid" and "Nebrakada" on the flip have the same sonic signature, but are more trippy by nature. Both tunes reveal Nphonix's dubstep background of 135-140 bpm tempos, without losing any of their funk through pulsating bass grooves.

BASIC CHANNEL (GERMANY)

BC 002EP

BASIC CHANNEL: Phylyps Trak 12" (BC 002EP) 10.00
2014 repress. "Diggin' in the chords -- legendary blueprint techno. The main tune uses the kind of chords we all do love since Inner City's 'Big Fun' has been released. In addition the track has a sonic density which is considered as a trademark of the label. Backed by a powerful 909-groove this is one of the ultimate club anthems a DJ can't fail with. The two versions on the B-side providing the space every sound contained needs to breathe."

BE AS ONE (ISRAEL)

BAO 046EP

BALLERINI, LUCA: I'm Sick EP 12" (BAO 046EP) 14.00
Italy's Luca Ballerini debuts on Be As One with a four-track EP of exciting, fresh techno. Two well-balanced sides, both showcasing Luca's different approaches to the label sound, and a different output from the label. An EP that shouldn't be missing in any collection.

BURIAL MIX (GERMANY)

BMLP 003LP

RHYTHM & SOUND: W/ The Versions LP (BMLP 003LP) 15.50
2014 repress. "Released simultaneously, The Versions contains the corresponding instrumental versions b/w Dubs that integrate minimal structures with Rhythm &Sound's breathtaking atmospheric density. An essential twin-release."

COCOON (GERMANY)

CORMIX 047CD

KADEN & POPOF, MATHIAS: Cocoon Ibiza (2014) 2CD (CORMIX 047CD) 23.00
Cocoon Ibiza turns fifteen! Get ready for the next chapter of the Cocoon Ibiza mix CD series. Mathias Kaden & Popof are two of the most-wanted DJs at the moment, and they curate this edition with taste and energy. Kaden starts with "Heat" by Pablo Bolivar, one of the coolest tech-house producers in recent months, with one of his greatest hits. He continues his mix with tracks by percussion master Felipe Valenzuela and Cadenza-head Luciano. The following tracks by Shonky, Detroit Swindle, Derrick Carter and Bulgarian retro-hero KiNK emphasize the solid house touch in Kaden's mix. However, there is more to come. With an elegant John Tejada piece, Kaden shift gears slowly up to Carl Cox and a mind-blowing Kenny Larkin remix for Ben Klock. The final section of the mix features tracks by Honesty & Daniel Paul, Ripperton and a Kaden remix for Daniel Stefanik and gets back to the deeper energetic vibe of the beginning of the mix. This selection is a statement that the merging of house and techno is not over yet. The right partner-in-crime for Mathias Kaden is French DJ/producer Popof, who seems to follow the sound that Mathias Kaden features in his mix -- house merged with techno elements. With DJ Phono, Alex Kid, Nikola Gala, Jay Shepheard and grandmaster Sneak, Popof creates the perfect summer vibe, which continues with tracks by Johnny D and Joeski. However, the energy level rises more and more as Simon Garcia and Philip Bader are next in the mix. It all closes with a remix by Roman Flügel, one of the biggest Cocoon Recordings artists. Two CDs breathing the vibe of summer with a deepness, energy and musical taste that is sure to be suitable long after that. Other artists include: Felipe Valenzuela & Jkco Mosqueira, El Prevost (feat. D.Ham), The Roland Analog Orchestra, Markus Fix, Luly.B, Franco Cinelli, L.B. Dub Corp, Sven Väth, André Michelle, Rachel Row, The Chain, wAFF, Uner, Elif Biçer, Konstantin Sibold, Praezisa Rapid 3000, Birds Two Cage, David August, Rafael Murillo (feat. Jaw), Tiefschwarz (feat. Argenis Brito), Re-UP, Camea, Tom Demac, Jamie Jones, Tripmastaz, Marcus Meinhardt, Bart Skills & Anton Pieete, Sid Le Rock, Alex Jones, Acid Off, Dario D'Attis, Nathan Barato, Andre Butano & Miguel Lobo, Canson, Hirtenfellner, and Benjamin Fehr.

COINCIDENCE RECORDS (BELGIUM)

CSF 057EP

STEVIE P: Construct EP 12" (CSF 057EP) 12.50
Stevie P is a youngster who is rapidly building a name for himself in the Belgian techno scene. The opening track on his new EP "Constant" has a lot of Belgian heritage in it, blasting off as a hard and mean mofo, but evolving into more melodic sounds. "Emerge" is an eerie techno trancer with plenty of weird business going on and "Construct" is as hard as nails, industrially distorted, and a mean, growling dancefloor destroyer. Lastly, "Momentum" is repetitive with dark echoes, banging bass-kicks and distorted hi-hats.

DANCE CLUB RECORDS (UK)

DCR 012EP

GROOVE ARMADA & BRODANSE (FEAT. KEVIN KNAPP): Advancing Man 12" (DCR 012EP) 14.00
Dance Club Records presents "Part 2" in the collaboration series between Groove Armada and Brodanse, and this time they work alongside Kevin Knapp. Originally intended as the "alternate mix," the A1 is actually a remix by some of the original artists themselves: Tom Findlay (Groove Armada), Brodanse and Severino (Horse Meat Disco) in their new alter ego, Danse Club. The "Original Mix" features the full vocals as written by Kevin Knapp and Austen and Scott Smart (Brodanse). This version, however, uses a bass line, an effective lead sound, and a dominant shaker. "GA's Advancing Dub" is a dub made for the darkest hours of the night.

DESIRE RECORDS (FRANCE)

DESIRE 110CD

IKE YARD: Remixed CD (DESIRE 110CD) 15.50
Ike Yard came into being as no wave passed on, industrial was in the air and "proto techno" had yet to be coined. Propulsive, paranoid, aggressive electro minimalism, with as much attention paid to the mixing board and effects processors as to vocals, guitar and synth. At once starker and more fully-formed than virtually all other contemporaneous post-punk music, Desire's 2012 edition of their 1982 album represented the first-ever vinyl reissue of this classic, prophetic release. This CD-only collection compiles the three different remix 12''s that Desire has released over the last 18 months. It starts with a new mastered version of the now-classic Regis version of "Loss." It's followed by a Monoton dub version of "NCR." L.A.'s own Tropic Of Cancer delivers a great ethereal version of "Half a God." Camella Lobo signs a rare remix after a series of acclaimed EPs for Blackest Ever Black, Downwards, and Mannequin. Former Ike Yard member and synth-wizard Fred Szymanski also reinterpreted "Half a God" with a unique musique concrète-inspired electronica piece under his Recombinant guise. Arnaud Rebotini, head-honcho of Black Strobe, signs a long Detroit-inspired techno version of "Cherish 8." Powell (Diagonal Records) follows by doing a great beat-driven rework of "Half a God." The KVB delivers a post-punk rendition of "Cherish 8." "Cherish 8" is also remixed by Vessel of Tri Angle/Young Echo fame. "NCR" is also remixed by enigmatic UK industrial/dubstep artist Bandshell. The last three remixes are exclusive to this CD. "Cherish 8" is remixed by French Kraut/electronic producer Intramoros of One Switch To Collision and also by Norwegian electronic veterans Epilketrician. And to close this collection, Monoton offers a club mix of "NCR." Ike Yard was originally a quartet comprising Michael Diekmann, Stuart Argabright, Kenneth Compton and Fred Szymanski. The group is active again after a 28-year hiatus, sans Szymanski; their most recent album is 2011's Nord and they are currently working on a final album.

DIAL (GERMANY)

DIAL 067EP

EFDEMIN: Decay Versions Pt. 1 12" (DIAL 067EP) 16.50
After the highly-anticipated release of his third studio album Decay (DIAL 030CD/LP), Efdemin presents the first part of a remix series featuring his favorite producers. Bristol's underground hero Asusu inflates the reduced album opener "Some Kind of Up and Down Yes" with deepest bass and beautiful 'scapes. Staffan Linzatti's version of "Solaris" is another epic hymn, with futuristic enhancements of the third kind. The most extraordinary piece on this EP is The Borderland State's rework of "Parallaxis." Efdemin's studio-mate John Gürtler recorded that beauty by adding acoustic instruments only, which sounds like a meeting of Moondog and Wim Mertens.

DIE SCHACHTEL (ITALY)

ZEITC 011CD

DI SCIPIO/JOHN CAGE, AGOSTINO: Musical Sculptures and Other Devices CD (ZEITC 011CD) 17.00
A sonic journey into John Cage and surroundings by renowned Italian composer Agostino di Scipio and his talented students. On December 9th, 2012, upon invitation from the Associazione Scarlatti, Agostino di Scipio and his students at the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory gave a performance of a very rare piece -- John Cage's Sculptures Musicales. The performance was planned out by Dario Sanfilippo, based on the few annotations left by Cage (which in turn followed an idea Cage took from Marcel Duchamp): the "musical sculptures" are sound blocks shaped by either electronic or acoustic instruments, sound blocks that should stay flat and stable in longer or shorter spans of time -- "constant sounds in a single envelope" -- as Cage wrote. The idea for this particular performance was to build prolonged sound textures separated by silent pauses, of duration roughly proportional to the loudness of the textures. The means to achieve that, however, were rather unstable and precarious in their sonic behavior: they included a self-built analog synth (Stefano Silvestri), a set of recycled mechanical objects and electronic circuits making up a kind of hybrid feedback network (Salvatore Carannante), an intricate computer patch of largely unpredictable -- but not random -- behavior (Dario Sanfilippo) and a "prepared cello" (Chiara Mallozzi). The sounds made with these means, as the piece was performed, are connoted by a tension due to the continuing attempt of the four performers to keep the sound level constant: not an easy task, given the idiosyncratic sound generation technologies involved, all of which remain critically sensitive to slight internal imperfections (e.g. Stefano's synth) or to the events in the surrounding environment (e.g. Salvatore's recycled feedback devices), and given that the four performers were sitting far from one another, at the four angles of a large cave (at the St. Elmo castle, in Naples). What is peculiar, upon listening, is this uncertain stasis, this insecure and dynamic balance among components, a local instability contrasting with the larger framework consisting of few monolithic elements. It's always the case, with Cage's work, that what seems to suggest a rather contemplative and ecstatic perspective, in actuality requires an incessant struggle, a demanding commitment and an enduring care for actions pursued in the moment. Also features other compositions from Stefano Silvestri and Salvatore Carannante, as well as a piece from Dario Sanfilippo.


ZEITC 012CD

GIOMI, FRANCESCO: Con Brio - Musica Acusmatica CD (ZEITC 012CD) 17.00
Francesco Giomi is one of the most active Italian composers in the field of acousmatic music. Over the years, he has also collaborated as sound director and live performer with Luciano Berio and other important composers and directors, as well as Italian and international orchestras and ensembles. He has conducted the live electronics group Tempo Reale (the musical research center established by Berio) in theaters and festivals all over the world. He teaches Electronic Music at the Music Conservatory of Bologna and he is currently the director of Tempo Reale. This CD is the premiere publication of his acousmatc works, spanning from 1994 to 2011.

DRUMPOET COMMUNITY (SWITZERLAND)

DPC 050EP

BRAME: Shades EP 12" (DPC 050EP) 12.00
Brame (Tiarnan McMorrow) is an upcoming young producer from Sligo, Ireland. Having lined up EPs on Saft, Morris Audio and Deep Down Slam as well as his EP on Dirt Crew, it was just a matter of time for him to be recognized the way he deserves it. His music is deep, driving and most of all, very natural, and these three tracks aim for nothing more than this beloved feeling. There's no white noise breakdowns, no trance elements, no acid-bass lines, etc., it's simply timeless, classic deep house with an honest attitude.

DUST SCIENCE (UK)

DUST 041CD

APPLICATION: System Fork CD (DUST 041CD) 17.00
System Fork was designed around the principle of itamae, where every detail was described and thought about before any work in the studio was done. This process took two years before a set of rules and principles were fully realized for the creative process in the studio. Working with Human and Shaun Bloodworth, Application also applied more design aesthetics to artwork, videos and photographs, which will become the prototypes for a live show with video. Application are Martin and Richard Dust.

ECHOCORD (GERMANY)

ECHO 061EP

XDB: Afrikk EP 12" (ECHO 061EP) 14.00
Echocord announces the second EP by Kosta Athanassiadis aka XDB. Kosta has been very busy releasing on very fine labels such as Dolly, Sistrum and Harbour City Sorrow. Besides that he is running his own very respected label Metrolux Music, and DJing all over the world. The Afrikk EP contains three original tracks, all rough, deep and dubby with house elements, typical XDB-style. The EP also contains a remix of the "Afrikk" track by Philogresz, which is a dub techno treatment with Detroit feelings. All tracks are perfect for the dancefloor, a good mix of the modern house sound of today and dub techno.

ED BANGER RECORDS (FRANCE)

BEC 5161720

MR FLASH: Sonic Crusader CD (BEC 5161720) 17.00
Who is Mr Flash? The best-kept secret in French Touch? The beat-maker who ran with the TTC crew in the '90s? The passionate collector of rare and bizarre records? The producer that was called in to help Sébastien Tellier build his blue musical cult? The man behind a handful of 12"s with saturated contours on Ed Banger Records, combining rock, hip-hop and electro? He's all of that, really. Mr Flash's debut album is titled Sonic Crusader (in reference to an article in Dazed & Confused on the start of Ed Banger), which perfectly illustrates his musical philosophy. Fifteen tracks -- including the classics "Domino" and "Motorcycle Boy" -- resulting in a genuine sonic odyssey condensing all of Mr Flash's obsessions: his passion for phat and melodic hip-hop, his taste for cinematic and illustrative sequences, his influences of polished '70s and '80s productions like Prince, AC/DC, Herbie Hancock or Sun Ra, and electro notions nourished by new-wave and industrial music. The whole thing is enveloped in a cloak of musical grandiosity. A sonic crusade shaped like a rollercoaster of influences that Mr Flash orchestrates with subtlety, taking us in one fell swoop from the sweaty dumps of a club to the melancholy of California highways, sneaking us into the jungle and having us wake up dressed as a modern crooner, before throwing us head-first into the twinkling stars. In the end, it's the perfect soundtrack to a film that's never been shot. Includes a poster.

EDITIONS MEGO (AUSTRIA)

EMEGO 193LP

LEWIS, EDVARD GRAHAM: All Over LP (EMEGO 193LP) 20.00
LP version. Editions Mego is proud to present the first recordings by Edvard Graham Lewis released this century. Having made his name in legendary punk/experimental outfits Wire, Dome and He Said, Lewis has developed an exceptional voice with ceaseless exploration of a wide variety of musical forms. All Over is a song-based album that resides amongst the cracks between narrative and song, sound and music. Cloaked in an atmosphere of beauty and paranoia, All Over conjures the spirit of Wire's experimental pop trajectory while simultaneously exploring a multitude of sonic possibilities. Gritty mechanical operations support Lewis' wry human observations in a uniquely disturbing mélange of punk, industrial, techno and pop. A dream logic plays throughout All Over, courtesy of Lewis' odd lyrical content being set with all manner of disorientating sound and rhythm. All tracks were written and composed between 2003-2013 in parallel with the works included on All Under. Several contributors generously collaborated at distance from L.A., Japan, Scotland, Italy, Germany, UK and Sweden, furthering this catchy excursion into the unstable grid of the 21st century. All Over is a major amalgamation of music, media, man and mind. Contributors: Howardamb (bartered tones, tracks 2,4,11); Andreas Karperyd (electronics, track 1); Linda Dahl (vocal, track 5); Jim Ascroft, Fabrizio Clemenza, and Giovanni Romano (vocal, track 5); P.T. Kirk (additional electronics, track 9); Jan Lundquist (lead vocal, track 12). Mastered by Russell Haswell. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin.


EMEGO 194LP

LEWIS, EDVARD GRAHAM: All Under LP (EMEGO 194LP) 20.00
LP version. All Under, the companion release to All Over compiles soundtracks to films, installations and a self-penned short story. This is familiar terrain for Edvard Graham Lewis, who, along with Bruce Gilbert, produced the early interactive audio-visual installation "MZUI" at London's Waterloo Gallery in 1981. Since this period, Lewis has been involved in countless soundtracks to all manner of cultural artefacts. The haunting score to Gunilla Leander's 2003 short film All Under was improvised in real time with a sampler and FX processing and recorded onto mini disc. The results are a viscous ambience of swirls, feedback and distortion. This material was then adapted for an immersive three-screen installation of the same visual material which features combinations of six nude bodies (four men, two women) fighting and wrestling, filmed underwater. The soundtrack here crawls further in the depths as electronic phrases swim amongst a foreboding ambience. Both of these works encapsulate the same disembodied effect of the visual material as hovering, uncanny sound worlds seep into the listener's subconscious. "The Eel Wheeled" features Lewis reading one of his own bizarre stories underscored with a suitably disorienting soundtrack sourced from sound effects of the Prime Sounds SFX Library. This version was remixed by Thomas Öberg (member of Bob Hund and 27#11). "No Show Godot" concludes the set. A soundtrack to a "sky movie" (road movies be warned) completed in 2013. Coming out of the initial sub-aquatic environments of the opening works, "No Show Godot" takes us on a spiraling high before folding into a gritty, godly industrial mantra which comes along as a perfect means of tying up these two concurrent releases as a symmetrical whole. Track #3 is a remixed version by Thomas Öberg. Track 4: Pauline Svanerö (vocals), P.T. Kirk (additional drones). Mastered by Russell Haswell. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin.

ERASED TAPES (UK)

ERATP 046LP

FRAHM, NILS: Screws LP (ERATP 046LP) 21.00
2014 repress. LP version. Berlin-based pianist Nils Frahm presents a 30 minute mini-album to his fans. Nils experienced an unfortunate accident, which saw him fall from his bunk bed located directly above his studio, which resulted in a broken thumb. But through inspiration from his fans and despite the four screws that had just been surgically placed inside his thumb, he started recording with nine fingers, which later resulted in nine intimate piano recordings. In his own words: "Even though my doctor told me not to touch a piano for a while, I just couldn't resist. I started playing a silent song with 5 fingers on my right and the remaining 4 on my left hand. I set up one microphone and recorded another tune every other night before falling asleep. The day I got rid of my cast I had recorded nine little songs. They have helped me feel less annoyed about my accident and reminded me that I can only achieve something good, when I make the most of what I've got." Nils Frahm has become known for his unconventional approach to an age-old instrument as well as his collaborations with contemporaries such as Ólafur Arnalds, Peter Broderick (as Oliveray) and Efterklang.

ETHEREAL SEQUENCE

ES 777LP

KONRAD: Evil LP + 7" (ES 777LP) 24.00
"'It is very hard to know where to begin trying to explain Konrad,' writes Jeff Hassett of the quietly influential online home for vinyl devotees Waxidermy. Picture a synchronicity-fixated young dreamer trying to talk his way into Studio 54 to speak with the DJ. The album under his arm is an odd-looking collection of bedroom electropop simply titled Evil. Every now and then the club lets him in, but the album goes unheard, and Konrad disappears into the night. A mystery for 25 years, Evil gradually garners cult status leading to Hassett's review. And then Konrad unexpectedly reveals himself as Barry Konarik living in Idaho in the comment section. Here's his number, give him a call. Konverts jam the line for the rest of the day, but questions remain. What's with the cloak? How did such lofty ideas emerge from the crime-infested Queens of the early '80s? And why does Konarik, who was adopted, have two birth certificates? One thing is certain; there has never been and never will be another Evil. Outsider, visionary, lunatic; the standard tags are inadequate -- and nothing could prepare you for how addictively fun this record is. Direct from the original master tapes, this long overdue new edition features high quality Stoughton tip-on covers and, for the first 1,000 copies only, a bonus 45 with three more killer tracks including 'Ethereal Sequence,' a cosmic theme song for the recently-reactivated label of the same name. The return of Konrad is an event not to be missed."

FAVORITE (FRANCE)

FVR 079EP

PATCHWORKS: The Collected Sounds of Patchworks Vol. 1 12" (FVR 079EP) 12.50
This collection focuses on Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart's best hard-to-find productions and collabs. This first volume includes: nu-jazz classic anthem, "Yunowhatthislifeez (2003 Motorcity Mix)" by Metropolitan Jazz Affair (unreleased on vinyl), an exclusive extended version of "The Best Is Yet to Come" by Mr. President, a rare remix of the deep and soulful "Sugar" song by Detroit funkster Amp Fiddler (Stillmusic, 2004), and the brilliant timeless Brazilian-electro hit, "Summertime" (Q-Tape, 2003).

FIZIC (ROMANIA)

FIZIC 001EP

COSMIN TRG: Repetitiv/Vernacular 12" (FIZIC 001EP) 14.00
Iidiosyncratic producer and DJ Cosmin TRG is now minting his own new label, Fizic. The inaugural release sets the tone for the imprint perfectly with two heavyweight slabs of deep, texturally-rich techno in the form of "Repetetiv" and "Vernacular." "Repetetiv" has firm, monstrous kick-drums down low and an eerie brew of industrial signifiers, blurting machine sounds and scurrying percussion up top. "Vernacular" is a gnarly cut with urgent, slamming kicks, restless and raw hi-hats and rattling industrial hooks that place you at the centre of some darkened late-night warehouse.

FLOWER (UK)

FLRS 105EP

DJ NORI: Nomad 2014 12" (FLRS 105EP) 19.50
The "Cosmodelica Remix" and original FSL re-mastered version. "Nomad 2014" by DJ Nori on Flower Japan. First pressing only.

FOURTH WAVE (UK)

4TH 015EP

SCHERBE: King of Kasio 12" (4TH 015EP) 14.00
Fourth Wave are over the moon to welcome Scherbe to the team. Growing up in the American zone of Allied-occupied Germany, the influence of hip-hop, house & techno comes through strongly in Scherbe's music. Moving to Dresden in 2009, he befriended the guys at Uncanney Valley, who released his debut EP Jardin du Midi in 2013. Scherbe's debut for Fourth Wave ranges from slow-motion, string-drenched, emotive, Detroit-stained techno on "King of Kasio" to bumpy, Chicago-flavored hip-house on the flip, "Neva Too Late."


4TH 016EP

READ, GERRY: Socialize 12" (4TH 016EP) 14.00
Originally released on Record Store Day in a limited quantity. Gerry Read returns to Fourth Wave with "Socialize," a 10-minute funky techno opus. Starting with emotive chord stabs and a brooding vocal, things are soon driven into dubby techno territory. The B-side sees Gerry flipping some fuzzy boogie house with warm, Detroit-y pads and an incessant bass line.

FURTHER RECORDS

FUR 018LP

DOZZY, DONATO: K 2LP (FUR 018LP) 29.00
Double LP version. Few artists have crafted a catalog as rich and deep as Donato Dozzy has done in minimal techno's more atmospheric realm. The Italian producer -- who also performs in the excellent Voices From The Lake duo with Neel -- has become revered for his unerring ability to create tracks that are at once ethereal and oceanic, inducing both a sense of tranquility and urgency. His debut album, K, which Further Records originally issued in 2010, stands as a towering example of Dozzy's skill for electronic music that triggers profound feelings with only a few scrupulously-selected elements. K's seven tracks offer a masterly seminar in subtly altering the grid-like beat programming that dominates techno. Dozzy puts odd emphases on certain beats and adds percussive eccentricities and effects to others. Which means that this isn't a collection of bangers geared for hands-in-the-air, goofball moves. Instead, Dozzy's working on a much more refined level, one where tricky, intricate drum patterns trump simple booming kicks -- although "K3"'s staunch, methodically funky kick and hi-hat pattern and "K5"'s swift and elegantly propulsive beats could heat up a club. The greatest pleasures of K occur in the way Dozzy's eerie, aquatic drones swirl around his well-wrought rhythms, submerging everything in a restorative, algae-tinged film. At their best, these pieces convey a Chain Reaction-like rigor and a cinematic quality (of the Jacques Cousteau variety) utterly devoid of cliché. This reissue of K reminds us that it remains a crucial component of Donato Dozzy's catalog, the first major statement in a career that's becoming a manifesto of understated, underground-techno brilliance.

GET PHYSICAL MUSIC (GERMANY)

HPJJ 006EP

HEIDI: Heidi Presents Jackathon Jams with Kim Ann Foxman, Soul Clap and Catz 'N Dogz 12" (HPJJ 006EP) 14.00
New York's Kim Ann Foxman steps up for the next installment of Heidi Presents Jackathon Jams with a helping-hand from Boston's favorite duo Soul Clap and Polish heavyweights Catz 'N Dogz. The A-side features the deep and hypnotic "Be Mine," followed by the equally-intoxicating club jam "Let Me Be the One (New York Club Mix)." On the B-side Soul Clap deliver a spaced-out remix of "Let Me Be the One," while Catz 'N Dogz add a dose of acid to their rolling version of the track.

GILEAD MEDIA

RELIC 054LP

BARGHEST: The Virtuous Purge LP (RELIC 054LP) 21.00
"Though their past recordings were deeply rooted in the realm of lo-fi black metal, with The Virtuous Purge, Barghest have shifted their focus, crafting subtle hints of death and doom throughout their new work without abandoning the harsh anti-human/anti-life aesthetic."

GLITTERBEAT (GERMANY)

GB 016LP

SEYMALI, NOURA MINT: Tzenni LP (GB 016LP) 26.50
180 gram LP version, housed in a gatefold sleeve. Includes download code. "'Tzenni' in Hassaniya means to circulate, to spin, to turn. It's the name for a whirling dance performed to the music of Moorish griots, often under khaima tents thrown up for street gatherings in the sandy quarters of Nouakchott and out across the wide deserts of Mauritania. Tzenni is an orbit, the movement of the earth around the sun, the daily progression of light and dark, lunar cycles, tides and winds. Tzenni, the dance, comes forth as the cyclical trajectory of a Moorish musical gathering builds to a feverish pitch. Produced and recorded across an appropriately dizzying array of locations and social contexts (New York City, Dakar, Nouakchott), the album Tzenni is a contemporary articulation of Moorish griot music from Mauritania -- an artform that has been evolving and gaining momentum for centuries -- as voiced by Noura Mint Seymali, an artist profoundly steeped in its history and rigorously devoted to its global resonance. Noura Mint Seymali comes from a long line of visionary musicians. Seymali Ould Ahmed Vall, her father, was a scholar-artist instrumental in opening Mauritanian music to the world; devising the first system for Moorish melodic notation, adapting music for the national anthem, and composing works popularized by his wife (Noura's step-mother), the great Dimi Mint Abba. From her precocious beginnings as a teenaged backing vocalist with Dimi Mint Abba, Noura Mint Seymali now drives the legacy forward, re-calibrating Moorish music for our contemporary moment. Her band's arrangements, rigor, and experimental spirit may be understood as a continuation of the tradition of Seymali, Dimi, her grandmother Mounina, and countless others. Together with her husband, heroic guitarist Jeiche Ould Chighaly, who brings the force of yet another powerful branch of Moorish musical lineage, the band on this recording was conceived as a distillation of essential elements, the 'azawan' and the backbeat. The ardine & tidinit (or guitar) together are the 'azawan,' the leading ensemble of Moorish traditional music, while bass & drums, played here by Ousmane Touré and Matthew Tinari, fortify it with genre-transcendent funk and a basic pop urgency. Tzenni re-visits several classics of the Moorish repertoire, but does so within a novel formation, conversant in the pop idiom, and with Noura Mint's practice of aligning music to a given socio-historical and personal moment, it is an essential charge of the iggawen, or griot, and, we believe, of artists everywhere. As we seek to convey another turn in the Mauritanian musical dialectic, Tzenni is ultimately an album about shapeshifting, faith, and stability found through instability." --Matthew Tinari, producer/drummer for Noura Mint Seymali

GLITTERHOUSE (GERMANY)

GR 810CD

WALKABOUTS, THE: Devil's Road (Deluxe Edition) 2CD (GR 810CD) 23.50
Deluxe reissue of the 1996 classic from The Walkabouts, with re-worked and extended artwork plus a bonus CD containing five unreleased tracks from that period. Comes in a multifold digipak with a 16-page booklet. "For 30 years, The Walkabouts have written and sung about one of their main topics: America -- the origin and home of rock'n'roll. The Walkabouts scrutinize America as a mythic place spotlighted by desires and hopes, but also contradictions and inconsistencies. Singer-songwriter Chris Eckman and Carla Torgerson founded The Walkabouts in 1984 in Seattle. 1989 saw the release of their Sub Pop debut, finding themselves the only non-grunge band next to the likes of Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Mudhoney. Ironically enough, the sound of The Walkabouts, the mixing of folk, Americana and country with the knowledge and energy of punk, survived the grunge hype of the '90s and became one of the most important and enduring musical genres of the following decades. In 1992, The Walkabouts and Sub Pop split but the band joined forces with Sub Pop Europe represented by Glitterhouse Records in Beverungen, Germany. After releasing two albums -- Devil's Road (1996) and Nighttown (1997) -- with Virgin Records, The Walkabouts returned again to their home Glitterhouse and have remained there from 1999 until today. 1996: The Walkabouts are standing at the edge of their career. Glitterhouse isn't the distribution partner of Sub Pop anymore and because of these changes the bond breaks and the band are in need of a new label. At that time, major labels still had a strong interest in signing indie-bands, and were open to investing reasonable amounts of money into their careers. Acts with an underground reputation were added to these label's rosters in order to raise the label's artistic profile and credibility. And so The Walkabouts were drafted, and in 1996 Devil's Road saw the light of day as the first of their two albums recorded for Virgin Records. Based on the higher production budget that the major-label provided, the band realized their long-held dream and added string arrangements to their somber folk-country ballads and dust-dry mid-tempo rockers. In cooperation with arranger Mark Nichols and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the strings were recorded in a radio studio in Warsaw that was still very 'Eastern Bloc.' Especially compared to Eckman's and Torgerson's rather stripped-down side project of those days, Chris & Carla, these songs come through almost overblown. But one has to admit something that goes for all The Walkabouts' albums: Devil's Road is another cornerstone on the neverending road the band has followed in search of the perfect song." --Albert Koch


GR 810LP

WALKABOUTS, THE: Devil's Road (Deluxe Edition) 2LP/2CD (GR 810LP) 40.50
Double LP version. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold sleeve. Includes a double CD version of the album.


GR 811CD

WALKABOUTS, THE: Nighttown (Deluxe Edition) 2CD (GR 811CD) 23.50
Deluxe reissue of the 1997 classic from The Walkabouts with re-worked and extended artwork plus a bonus CD containing five unreleased tracks from that period. Comes in a multifold digipak with a 16-page booklet. "For 30 years The Walkabouts have written and sung about one of their main topics: America -- the origin and home of rock'n'roll. The Walkabouts scrutinize America as a mythic place spotlighted by desires and hopes, but also contradictions and inconsistencies. Singer-songwriter Chris Eckman and Carla Torgerson founded The Walkabouts in 1984 in Seattle. 1989 saw the release of their Sub Pop debut, finding themselves the only non-grunge band next to the likes of Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Mudhoney. Ironically enough, the sound of The Walkabouts, the mixing of folk, Americana and country with the knowledge and energy of punk, survived the grunge hype of the '90s and became one of the most important and enduring musical genres of the following decades. In 1992, The Walkabouts and Sub Pop split, but the band joined forces with Sub Pop Europe, represented by Glitterhouse Records in Beverungen, Germany. After releasing two albums -- Devil's Road (1996) and Nighttown (1997) -- with Virgin Records, The Walkabouts returned again to their home Glitterhouse and have remained there from 1999 until today. Nighttown was a kind of concept album about cities at night. The darkened city serves as a metaphor, as a surreal place filled with possibilities, hopes and desires. And if we speak of hopes, one must mention that Virgin Records had high expectations for this second album release of The Walkabouts, even trying to take control of, at least aspects of the band's artistic decisions. Devil's Road, which was released one year before, did reasonably well, but wasn't a real hit by major label definitions. However, it did well enough to focus Virgin Records' interest on the further commercial development of the band's career. Once again, The Walkabouts joined forces with conductor/arranger Mark Nichols. Inspired by their experience from the Devil's Road recording sessions, the band and their arranger had enough self-confidence to try out things they never would have tried before, sound-wise. Now the string arrangements that had first appeared on Devil's Road created an even more elaborate and nocturnal atmosphere. The string sections and the filigree arrangements melt the songs into effecting and compact aural sculptures. Ironically enough, this album turned out to be even more focused and artful than its predecessor, despite all the adverse conditions and pressures during its making. 'The Walkabouts are unpretentious romantics, self-confident outsiders, melancholic hedonists who know: Life is a long, quiet river that leads directly into the heart of darkness' -- this quote from Peter Felkel's review for Musikexpress back in 1997 pretty much sums up what this album, this band is all about." --Albert Koch


GR 811LP

WALKABOUTS, THE: Nighttown (Deluxe Edition) 2LP/2CD (GR 811LP) 40.50
Double LP version. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold sleeve. Includes a double CD version of the album.

GOLDEN LAB (UK)

ROWF 044LP

CHALAQUE: Switching Center LP (ROWF 044LP) 23.00
Brand-new, super-limited LP from Nick M's free-rock psychedelic R&B burnout project Chalaque. With bass player Eric Hardiman permanently back in the U.S., the new version of the group features Dylan Hughes (Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura) slotting into the role while long-time collaborator Pascal Nichols (Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides) maintains his seat at the drums. This line-up, recorded to mobile phone, explores the nuances of endless, ecstatic crescendo, with blissed, slapdash, major scale solos skating across a sheet of 500 mph sunshine rhythmic chaos. With silk-screened art covers.

GREEN RECORDS (ITALY)

GR 017EP

PITTO (FEAT. WOODIE S): Shadows EP 12" (GR 017EP) 12.50
With his new multi-layered EP Shadows, Pitto yet again takes us deep into house music. The beautiful melody played by Woodie S, the continuous clicking pattern and the synthesized bass-line create a sublime piece of audio that has an almost supernatural perspective. The introduction of vocals accentuates the echoes of the lyrics, adding another dimension to Johannes Brecht's remix.

HAVE A KILLER TIME

HAKT 010EP

COLLINS, ANTHONY: Lie to Me 12" (HAKT 010EP) 14.00
Have A Killer Time Recordings proudly presents Lie to Me, the latest diamond in the rough by DJ/producer/label-owner Anthony Collins. The title-track's raw, gritty, in-your-face, pounding bass line immediately captivates, gradually building up to an unforgettable vocal drop. A nod to old school Chicago and ghetto house, Big Willy's grimy, infectious vocal work brings the track to life. Following suit is the markedly calmer but equally throbbing jam, "Swing State." Though it relies on a similar old school style as its antecedent, the EP's second single remains an instrumental track. Finishing off is a dub version of "Lie to Me" by Collins' label companion Francis Harris under his Lightbluemover alias.

HERAKLES RECORDS (FINLAND)

HRKL 003CD

COLA & JIMMU: I Give to You My Love and Devotion CD (HRKL 003CD) 17.00
Recording artists and husband and wife team Jimi Tenor & Nicole Willis, release the follow-up album in their project Cola & Jimmu, after the debut Enigmatic (HRKL 001CD/LP). The album features their production skills as well as their skillful compositions. With instrumentation by Tenor and beats procured from the vintage gear of Jori Hulkkonen in his Turku studio, the album has a warm feeling and yet is sufficiently exciting for the electronic house heads. There are plenty of string pads, flutes and flute pads, etc., to prick up your ears. Cola & Jimmu once again capture a genuine, old school sound. "Earthly Delights" is a track with a perfect balance of hypnotic acid riffs and jazz elements, while "Immortal Champion" draws from a fascination with Greek & Roman mythology, applied to funky jazz/house, made all the funkier by the percussion of Daniel Oberto from the Machete Horns based in Berlin. "You Keep Me Working" features loads of tension in the harpsichord progression, and there are plenty of jazzy saxes and flutes from Tenor. "Fantabulous" is a sultry nod to Miss Janet Jackson with lots of electronic sounds, jazz inflections and rolling, natural snares. "Open Up Your Chakra" features vocals by the Lehto daughters, and "Meet You at the Crossroads" is akin to Robert Johnson meeting nervous house with swinging percussion and tenor horns. On "No More Wars" acid filters mix with sampled acoustic piano licks as well as congas by Daniel Oberto. "I Give to You" is acid and industrial meeting up with acoustic pianos, cinderblock sounds and filtered percussion.

HOT CASA (FRANCE)

HC 029EP

VAUDOU GAME: Pas Contente/Lazy Train 7" (HC 029EP) 12.00
Vaudou Game is a contemporary live band playing authentic Togolese funk based on voodoo chant scales. Led by Peter Solo, a singer and composer born in Aného-Glidji (Togo), birthplace of the "Guin" tribe and a place of voodoo culture. Solo invited his uncle, Roger Damawuzan, famous pioneer of the '70s soul scene in Togo, to sing on "Pas Contente," and the result is an amazing future dancefloor classic. "Lazy Train" is a raw funk track which will only appear on this 7" as an exclusive for DJs. Both tracks were entirely recorded, mixed and mastered with old analog tapes, and played with vintage instruments.


HC 030LP

ANTOINE, PIERRE: Kalabuley Woman LP (HC 030LP) 25.00
Hot Casa Records reissues one of the best Afrobeat albums in history, containing two obscure and incredible tracks. Kalabuley Woman was composed by Pierre Antoine, an Ivorian artist supported by 15 band members, including the legendary Sammy Cropper on guitar, and Lola Everett on vocals. This fantastic album was recorded in Accra (Ghana) in 1977 and produced on the Ivory Coast by the famous label Papa Disco. Ahui Ngoran Marcel aka Pierre Antoine was born in 1951 in Aboisso, a city situated at 117 km from Abidjan, in the south-east part of the Ivory Coast, close to the Ghanaian border. His name Pierre Antoine is a direct tribute to the French artist "Antoine," as he loved to wear his hair long and had a cool, stylish jacket. In 1977 he settled down in Ghana where he discovered the most influential and prolific Afro-soul scene, and started to work with Pat Thomas, his wife Lola Everett, and the famous guitar player Sammy Cropper. During this period, you can hear the musical evolution of the artist, when he got really close to the Afrobeat arrangement and the Pan-African scene. The musical arrangements on this album are amazing and unique and include a hypnotic piano and a fantastic horn section. A must-have and a simply classic Afro-soul album.

HOW DO YOU ARE? RECORDINGS (GERMANY)

HDYARE 001LP

VA: Too Slow to Disco 2LP (HDYARE 001LP) 26.50
Repressed, double LP version. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold sleeve. Includes a digital download card and a poster. Ah, the mid-'70s "Me Generation," not so happily remembered. And in the taste-conscious music world, for years now people have laughed at the L.A.-sound with its super-smooth, over-lavish, luxury-laden excesses. Chord progressions as thrusting as that bridge across the bay. Love the white blazer, by the way. Neiman-Marcus, right? But Too Slow to Disco isn't interested in your aging hang-ups. As you know, once musical genres get old, the best parts still shine through, and this collection is a delectable document of this forgotten phase of the mid-'70s West Coast music world. We've unearthed some of the lesser-known but still beautiful mood music of this period, by people who were often still starting out, or would write their biggest hits years later, but who surfed the West Coast wave penning some total gems. So, yes, welcome to phase 1 of your PRM (Personal Rediscovery Movement, cult fans). "The Eagles were the dream of rock and roll incarnate. 'Hotel California' became a state of mind -- the land of blue jeans and cocaine, mirror shades reflecting palm trees, blond hair flowing from convertible cars on freeways that led to oceans. You love it and you hate it!" (Don Henley in Barney Hoskyns' book Hotel California). Includes 24-page liner notes. Featuring artists: Ned Doheny, Micky Denne And Ken Gold, Rupert Holmes, White Horse, Browning Bryant, Nicolette Larson, Alessi Brothers, Photoglo, Brian Elliot, Chicago, Don Brown, Matthew Larkin Cassel, Pages, Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Robbie Dupree, David Batteau, Tony Joe White, and Jan Hammer Group.

INFRASTRUCTURE NEW YORK

INF 013EP

IRVINE, CAMPBELL: Removal of the Six Armed Goddess 12" (INF 013EP) 14.50
Infrastructure presents the debut record from Campbell Irvine, the outsider talent who hails from Australia and has recently re-located to Berlin. Part industrial mantra, part musique concrète, this captivating debut continues Infrastructure's re-launch, bringing genuine new talent to the table. The classically-trained violinist, who until recently had little background or experience in electronic music, has put together a deeply ritualistic study in textural, layered compositions inspired by Middle Eastern traditions and rhythms. With a nod to the influential work of artists such as Muslimgauze, Irvine has constructed a complex world of electro-acoustic elements, carefully processed and arranged field recordings, acoustic percussion and Arabic sound-bytes.

INTERNATIONAL FEEL (URUGUAY)

IFEEL 030A-EP

PADILLA, JOSE: Solito (Bubble Club Mix) 12" (IFEEL 030A-EP) 14.00
Balearic is a feeling -- and José Padilla embodies it. Solito marks three special moments: 40 years of Padilla as a DJ, his return to Café Del Mar after 15 years, and the first sign of a new partnership with label International Feel, who will release his artist album in 2015. "Solito" is a soft and inviting wash of North African mysticism, warm and dusty beats, and a heat-haze bass line that Frankie Knuckles would have been proud of. Recorded in Padilla's living room with Mark Barrott from International Feel as producer. Includes a remix by Bubble Club.


IFEEL 030B-EP

PADILLA, JOSE: Solito (Wolf Muller Mixes) 12" (IFEEL 030B-EP) 14.00
Balearic is a feeling -- and José Padilla embodies it. Solito marks three special moments: 40 years of Padilla as a DJ, his return to Café Del Mar after 15 years, and the first sign of a new partnership with label International Feel, who will release his artist album in 2015. "Solito" is a soft and inviting wash of North African mysticism, warm and dusty beats, and a heat-haze bass line that Frankie Knuckles would have been proud of. Recorded in Padilla's living room with Mark Barrott from International Feel as producer. Includes two remixes by Wolf Müller.

ISLAND OF THE GODS (UK)

IOTG 001EP

ZSOU: Admiral Byrd/Admiral Dub 12" (IOTG 001EP) 20.00
ZSOU is the work of Mo Morris and Merrick Adams, previously of much-acclaimed outfit A Mountain Of One. They have been hotly-tipped as "Ones to Watch in 2014," after the release of their widely-acclaimed first single Written in Dust/Wild Honey. Island Of The Gods is a label based in Bali and its surrounding islands. The label is the creative outlet of Dan Mitchell, the original co-founder of East London fashion boutique LN-CC and LN-CC Recordings. The ZSOU sound is beautiful, mind-bending voodoo music, recorded and created in the magical islands of Indonesia. Admiral Byrd/Admiral Dub fuses old world with new, capturing the spirit of Island Of The Gods.

ITEMS & THINGS (GERMANY)

ITEM 030CD

HOULE, MARC: Cola Party CD (ITEM 030CD) 15.50
Marc Houle is back with his latest full-length album entitled Cola Party on his own Items & Things imprint. The album contains nine tracks, with the main singles being "Cola Party" and "I Don't Wanna Know About You." "Cola Party" sets the scene with Houle's textbook pitched-down vocals weaving through tightly programmed drum patterns and heavy low frequencies. "I Don't Wanna Know About You" is a late-night jam whose pulsating lead synth and effortlessly catchy main vocal hook make it one of the more upbeat tracks of the album. Cola Party comes as a long-awaited follow up to Houle's well-received 2012 LP Undercover (ITEM 012CD/LP). As an album, it contains all the elements fans and followers have grown to love with every Marc Houle release; his signature take on techno and jacking, minimalistic funk shines through from start to finish. If anything, the album is a clear example that Houle is still at the top of his game after more than 10 years in the business.


ITEM 030LP

HOULE, MARC: Cola Party 2LP (ITEM 030LP) 21.00
Double LP version.

JAZZMAN RECORDS (UK)

JMAN 068CD

YOUNG JESSIE: Don't Happen No More CD (JMAN 068CD) 14.50
Young Jessie is one of the unheralded greats of the R&B, rock & roll and soul eras. Beginning his career as a young teenager in L.A. vocal group the Flairs (with schoolmate Richard Berry, later of "Louie Louie" infamy), he then signed on with Modern Records and cut several high-quality R&B sides through the mid-1950s. Never quite achieving the level of fame and fortune of some of his immediate peers, the closest Young Jessie got to a hit was 1956's "Mary Lou," which sold well regionally and was later on covered by the likes of Bob Seger and the Steve Miller Band. Meanwhile, Young Jessie busied himself recording demos with Leiber & Stoller for one of their regular artists, Elvis Presley. Flitting between labels at the end of the '50s and into the '60s, his own output remained consistently of a very high quality, and always in step with the changing times -- from doo-wop in his beginnings through blues, R&B, rock & roll and into soul. Throughout all of that, Young Jessie always considered himself a jazz singer first and foremost, and this influence underpins all of his vocal performances. Don't Happen No More is a retrospective collection of some of the finest moments of Young Jessie's career, between 1953 and 1963. Includes notes written by Liam Large based on new interviews with Obie Jessie.


JMAN 069LP

MOGOROSI, TUMI: Project ELO LP (JMAN 069LP) 23.50
LP version with UK '60s style laminate sleeve. Breathtaking contemporary spiritual jazz from South Africa. When Tumi Mogorosi composed this suite for jazz musicians and opera vocalists, he had never heard the previous successful attempts by Donald Byrd, Max Roach or Mary Lou Williams to combine these seemingly "unfriendly" aesthetics. Tumi, born in 1987 and already an accomplished drummer on the Jo'Burg scene, was at the time studying music at the Tshwane University of Pretoria where he became close friends with opera singers working on the same campus. So unlike some of his U.S. peers, Tumi's beliefs are not "religious." Surprisingly, Tumi's suite wasn't influenced by these great elders' masterpieces, but anyone who listens to this album will agree that the suite captures the soaring spirituality that made these experiments of the '60s the beloved classics that they are today. Tumi does not belong to any religious group. This album is neither a jazz mass like Mary Lou Williams' Black Christ of the Andes, nor a compilation of devotional pieces like Donald Byrd's Christo Redentor. Project ELO stands for Project Elohim, the angelic entities of the spiritual scriptures which are, in the drummer's philosophy, a symbol for accomplished human beings. The spirituality the album conveys is attuned to a 21st century syncretic, non-dogmatic vision infused with esotericism. Recorded live with no overdubs in two days by a group of friends, this album captures a moment of Eternity and will defy any idea you may have of what South African jazz is. Tumi's music transcends labels and styles. When composing or playing he is only concerned with being true to the primordial source of life, which cannot be confined to any genre.

KI RECORDS (GERMANY)

KI 006LP

PINEIRO, SEAN: Saved Once Twice 2LP (KI 006LP) 29.00
Double LP version. Includes a poster and download code. Ki Records presents the debut album by electronic artist Sean Piñeiro. After he left his anthropology studies in Utrecht, he moved to NYC to pursue a degree in music composition at City College of New York. Shortly after he completed his undergraduate degree, he moved to Europe. Sean Piñeiro makes sample-based music. He's a constant observer of his environment and finds elements for his production from different sources, regardless of their quality or rarity. This can be samples from movies, commercials, YouTube videos, cartoons, and music far away from the dancefloor such as jazz, folk and classical. Like in a musical mosaic, he combines these elements into one stringent sound story, filled with anecdotes and short stories that were written between Brooklyn, Barcelona and Berlin. His work is like a musical diary. The oldest track on the album is "Reaper," which was made in Piñeiro's closet in Brooklyn, because at the time, the only room he had to fit his studio in was his closet. "Reaper" is a driving, downtempo beat accompanied by dreamy melodies and sound fragments that slowly sneak in from the background. "Grounds" is dominated by a yearning piano and a nostalgic-raw soul vocal that is combined in his very clean arrangement and production. In "Tunnel to Castle," a repetitive rhythm meets a vocal sample with a deep meaning if you listen closely. "Medallion" combines a rich choir with understated wind instruments and the listener gets lost in an ocean of sound. The complexity of Piñeiro's work is what made Ki Records decide to release Piñeiro's debut album.

KOMPAKT (GERMANY)

KOM EX079EP

KOLSCH: Speicher 79 12" (KOM EX079EP) 14.00
Revered producer Kolsch returns to the Speicher series, delivering two distinct cuts that distill all the elements of his earlier work for an even stronger floor impact. "Papageno" is an exciting throwback to the psychoactive synth-bending of faux-shuffle banger "Loreley" -- Kolsch's prime-time debut track from 2010. Fellow Dane and When Saints Go Machine vocalist Waa Industry chimes in for a detour into more personal territory. The initial idea for "Cassiopeia" harks back to a surprise live rendition of "Der Alte" by Gregor Schwellenbach during Kompakt's 20th anniversary celebrations. Kolsch was so enamored with the rework of his material that he decided to flesh it out, featuring Schwellenbach himself.

KYE

KYE 029LP

ROSSETTO, VANESSA: Whole Stories LP (KYE 029LP) 17.00
"Kye is proud to present Whole Stories, the brand new LP by Vanessa Rossetto, and her third for the label following Mineral Orange (2010) and Exotic Exit (2012). Like its predecessors Whole Stories takes as its clay the sounds gathered from commonly found habitual environments, reshaping them into two extraordinary new long form compositions. 'This Is a Recorder' enumerates the colorful events of a drunken birthday weekend lost to Mardi Gras, New Orleans between Feb 8th-13th, 2013. Localized field recordings and conversational excerpts are combined with violin/electronics and processed into a detail-rich diaristic plateau that perfectly captures the heady climate of the source. Whole Stories by contrast, examines the dichotomy of luck verses agency, employing as its basic material the roseate whirl of a casino hall as backdrop to a slowly unfolding narrative that reflects on a life ravaged by disappointment and woe. Mastered by Graham Lambkin at Empty Stage Studios, Whole Stories arrives in a full color Matthew Revert-designed sleeve, with complimentary innerbags/labels in an edition of 400."


KYE 030LP

KREFTING, MATT: Lymph Est LP (KYE 030LP) 17.00
"Kye is proud to present Lymph Est, the brand new LP by Matt Krefting. Krefting's chronology is a deep-rooted and complex one, seeded in the foundation of the Apostasy imprint, and the animation of its numerous transitory groups, most notably Son of Earth, of which he played a crucial part. Concurrently, Krefting has won a reputation for his solo tape-based work, circulated primarily in secretive micro-editions, before eventually reaching a wider audience via last year's critically acclaimed High Hopes LP (Open Mouth). Lymph Est presents the advance of Krefting's march, and stands as the purist distillation of his art to date. Taking the common garden apparatus of cassettes, mics and amplification, Krefting constructs a music of rare simplicity and abundant mystery. Treated voices, piano, samples and T.V. grabs are ushered into a series of soft-focus miniatures that are built to be razed in a perpetual cycle of triumph and defeat. Lymph Est exists as a far-flung landscape where outline and definition are lost to time, and the fading signature of recall wanes to a pallid script. Mastered by Jason Lescalleet at Glistening Labs Lymph Est arrives in a full color Krefting designed sleeve, with complimentary innerbags/labels in an edition of 400 copies."

LEKTROLUV (BELGIUM)

LL 014CD

MUMBAI SCIENCE: Deja Vu CD (LL 014CD) 17.00
"Now you young twerps want a new name for your generation? Probably not, you just want jobs, right?" --Kurt Vonnegut; Mumbai Science proudly presents their debut album Déjà Vu. Déjà Vu takes you on a trip to a grim future, where partying is reduced to handing out business cards and personal trainers are the new superstars. Although dealing with heavy themes such as moral decline and corporate totalitarianism, Maarten Elen & Jonas Kiesekoms bring their message with their usual quirky panache. The Belgian duo, mostly known for their club hits '"Ancova," "Gold" and "Lotus," have been touring restlessly, reaching some of the coolest and most respected venues and festivals in the world. From Fuse in Belgium to Space in Ibiza. From Loft in Barcelona to Womb in Tokyo. With their music widely-supported by artists around the globe (from 2 Many DJ's and Erol Alkan to Boys Noize, Tiga and beyond), the sounds of their beloved craft have reached across the world. Recently they conquered American hearts as well with shows at EDC in Las Vegas, U Street Music Hall in Washington D.C. and various HARD events. Déjà Vu, the album, features collaborations with some of the finest talents of our generation. DJ Spank-Spank from the legendary acid house formation PHuture delivers a mesmerizing vocal for "King of the Top Floor," while cult superstar Peaches does not -- and never will -- shy away from controversy on "Whistleblower." Up-and-coming Belgian vocalist Gustaph (singer in the NY house collective Hercules & Love Affair) lends his golden voice on "The Call," and Mixhell fires up their thunder drums on "Vegas." The choice of guests on Déjà Vu wonderfully reflects the musical pilgrimage Mumbai Science undertook in the making of this album. Tapping deep into their musical heritage, Mumbai Science bring a piece of work that reflects their own, wayward view on contemporary dance music. Rough and dirty, but at the same time playful and quirky, without making any compromises on the artistic level. Instead, Mumbai Science took the path less traveled and ended up at an uncharted place that somehow feels right at home. From techno-with-an-attitude, over faux-pas electro-clash to straight-up Belgian rave. Expect a wonderful journey through the soundscapes of Mumbai Science.

LIGHT IN THE ATTIC

LITA 108LP

VA: Wheedle's Groove Volume II: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie 1972-1987 2LP (LITA 108LP) 26.00
Double LP version, housed in a deluxe Stoughton "tip-on" gatefold jacket. "In 2004, the first volume of Wheedle's Groove shone a light on the formerly unheralded soul scene in 1960s and '70s Seattle, followed by a new album in 2008, and then an award winning feature-length documentary film. The on-going Wheedle's Groove series continues to present a vast chapter of the city's musical heritage that has little to do with long-haired rock dudes with guitars. No -- in the world of Wheedle's Groove, platform shoes and pimp hats were the order of the day. But unlike Volume I, Seattle's soul scene did not stop in 1975. A new volume, Wheedle's Groove Volume II, documents the period from 1972 to 1987, when funk was superseded by disco and modern soul. Heading into the '80s, artists in the Emerald City caught wind of the hip-hop and electro scenes that were growing in bigger cities across America, and gave the music their own distinct spin. As the years unfurl in the tracks of Wheedle's Groove Volume II, so does the recent history of American music, the songs tracing technological changes and social change, and music's move from the club to disco as live bands moved aside for DJs. Compiled by DJ Supreme La Rock. New liner notes by Jonathan Zwickel featuring band interviews and rare archive photographs."


LITA 117LP

LEWIS: L'Amour LP (LITA 117LP) 21.00
LP version. Housed in a deluxe Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket. Includes download card. "In 1983, a man named Lewis recorded an album named L'Amour, which was released on the unknown label R.A.W. And that's about all we know. The record itself is a delicate, whispered album, reflecting the way the artist himself -- spectral, movie star-like -- almost disappears into the grey of the cover. It should come as no surprise that it failed to shout loudly enough to be noticed, another private press album that sank without trace. The ingredients are simple: smooth synthesizers, feather-light piano, ethereal, occasionally inaudible vocals and the gentle plucking of acoustic guitars. But the effects are arresting: a spine-tingling, sombre album that echoes Springsteen's Nebraska or Angelo Badalamenti's atmospheric soundtracks. Later, Arthur Russell would grasp for something similar on the epochal World of Echo LP. L'Amour is a true discovery of the blog age, uncovered in an Edmonton flea-market by collector Jon Murphy, passed on to private press fanatic Aaron Levin, shared on the internet and speculated over by lovers of curious LPs. There's almost no information about Lewis or the album on the internet. There's precious little on the sleeve: a dedication to Sports Illustrated supermodel Christie Brinkley, a photo credit for Ed Colver, the noted L.A. punk rock photographer, and credits for engineer Bob Kinsey and synth player Philip Lees. All that was known of Lewis is conjecture: a rumor that he was a con artist who fled after not paying for L'Amour's photo-shoot and a dubious theory that he was not actually of this earth."

LOVE UNLIMITED VIBES (GERMANY)

LUV 011EP

VA: Luv.Eleven 12" (LUV 011EP) 16.50
Eleventh release from the promising imprint focusing on the warm and soulful vibes between indie, house, soul and downbeat. Some well-known producers show their soft skills with their very own productions or edits/re-works. Vinyl only. Limited edition. Comes in a clear plastic sleeve.

M (GERMANY)

M 001EP

MAURIZIO: Ploy 12" (M 001EP) 10.00
2014 repress. "Ploy" is originally from 1992! "Ploy is the initiating release by Basic Channel even before they had found their name under which they would create a complete outstanding release sequence. The vibe here is very infected by the early '90s Detroit techno movement. The B-side features an extended playing atmospheric remix by Detroit's major force Underground Resistance (2005 re-mastered re-issue!)."

M-PLANT

MPM 020EP

FLOORPLAN AKA ROBERT HOOD: Never Grow Old/Phobia (Re-Plants) 12" (MPM 020EP) 12.50
Continuing the 20th anniversary celebrations of Robert Hood's M-Plant label, Hood now delivers remixes of two of his defining Floorplan tracks. Paradise (MPM 016CD/LP), Robert's first full-length Floorplan album, took the world by storm in 2013, heavily featuring in the press round-ups of best albums of 2013. The original version of "Never Grow Old" was one of its many highlights, gaining massive support from the techno and house elite. Robert then released a three-track Floorplan EP, which opened with "Phobia" and also gained exceptional accolades. Now fresh for 2014 are two brand-new Robert Hood mixes, introducing his tougher take on these already-classic tracks.

MAIN STREET RECORDS (GERMANY)

MAIN 002EP

ROUND 1: I'm Your Brother 12" (MAIN 002EP) 10.00
2014 repress. Classic 1994 release. "With I'm Your Brother Basic Channel initiates its deep house label Main Street. The A-side features the original vocal track which production is orientated on the classics of the genre. As one would expect the result is outstanding. This fact is even more true since the dub mix on the B-side has been done by Chez 'n' Trent -- a producer dream team of the early/mid 90s."

MB ELEKTRONICS (BELGIUM)

MBE 127EP

BAILEY, MARCO: Something I Remember EP 12" (MBE 127EP) 12.50
Marco Bailey strikes back to his own imprint MB Elektronics with yet another powerful EP in the form of Something I Remember. The title-track arrives first, also including its "Amadeas Synth" version -- either of them can destroy every dancefloor on any occasion. Techno is never enough though, and Marco Bailey knows it better than anyone, so he dropped in the package another powerful weapon named "Aubach," which will overwhelm any last raver standing. Marco Bailey and his MB Elektronics techno train have no breaks. Watch out.

MINUS (CANADA)

ENTER 2014CD

VA: Enter.Ibiza2014 4CD (ENTER 2014CD) 29.00
Richie Hawtin returns to Ibiza in the summer of 2014 for season three of his award-winning club concept, ENTER. Since landing on Ibiza in 2012, ENTER. has firmly established itself as Ibiza's leading club experience, winning the accolade of Best Ibiza Night at the 2012 and 2013 Ibiza DJ Awards. The key to ENTER.'s success is that it brings together all of Hawtin's personal principles of pleasure; music, technology, Japanese sake, art, entertainment and design. Each and every element of the night is carefully planned, considered and brought to life by Hawtin himself and it's this personal touch and winning formula that makes the ENTER. experience so completely unique. Enter.Ibiza 2014 is the return of the Enter.Ibiza mix CD, featuring four exclusive mixes by Matador, Apollonia, Bella Sarris and Matthew Hawtin. Representing a stunning collection of the different sounds and moods of four of the different areas from the Enter.Ibiza experience. Artists include: Francis Harris, Alexkid, MP, Malin Genie, Maksy, Vid Vai, Birdsmakingmachine, Jack Wickham, Fernando Constantini, msdeep, Sons Of Tiki, Alci, Livio & Roby, Francis Harris, David K, Hanfry Martinez, Dan Ghenacia, Pablo Marco, Tuccilo, Boris Horel, Shonky, Ossa Jams, Bodin & Jacob, Paul Du Lac, It's Not Over We Hustle Harder, Rogerio Martins, Carlos Sanchez, Doublet, Jovonn, So Inagawa, Apollonia, Funk E, Dan Robbins, Matador, Maceo Plex, Whyt Noyz, Hobo, Phil Kieran, Bryan Zentz, Julian Jeweil, Koeing Cylinders, Florian Frings, Barem, Mike Parker, Jonni Darkko, Alixander III, Xhin, Octave, Pfirter, Walter Ercolino, Lucy, Kangding Ray, RNTS, Devennue, STL, Luke Hess, Van Bonn, Intrusion, Darko Esser, Deepbass, Maksim Dark, Diana Milles, Toollbox, Du Sant, Markus Guentner.

MODERN CLASSICS

MCR 907LP

BUILT TO SPILL: Ultimate Alternative Wavers 2LP (MCR 907LP) 24.00
"Modern Classics Recordings is proud to present for the first time on vinyl Built to Spill's debut album, Ultimate Alternative Wavers. Showcasing a nod to Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr, UAW was recorded at Audio Lab Studios in the band's hometown of Boise, Idaho and soon after released on Seattle imprint C/Z Records in 1993. Featuring former Treepeople member Doug Martsch, Caustic Resin's Brett Netson, and drummer Ralf Youtz the album features total rippers like the 9 minute 'Built Too Long Parts 1, 2 & 3', while hazy daze of 'Nowhere Nothin' Fuckup' lyrically pays homage to Velvet Underground's 'Oh! Sweet Nuthin'. While it may have been the band's debut, UAW still remains a special time capsule from one of modern rock's great bands that are still going strong after 21 years." Black vinyl housed in an old school "tip-on" gatefold jacket with insert.

MODERN LOVE (UK)

LOVE 060LP

DEMDIKE STARE: Forest Of Evil LP (LOVE 060LP) 23.50
2014 repress. This is the first in a series of three vinyl-only albums to be released by the UK's Demdike Stare. Demdike Stare's highly-acclaimed debut album Symbiosis (LOVE 059CD) was released in late 2009 and explored Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker's interest in re-appropriated found sounds of all colors and origins. Fast adopted into the "hauntological" canon, the album evoked the noises and spirits of distant yet oddly familiar locations. The first of a vinyl trilogy set to be released through 2010, Forest Of Evil is a more unearthly affair, split into two long tracks that summon the presence of the pair's geographical, musical and spiritual ancestors. The "Dusk" side unfurls from a cacophonous piano sequence into an anguished drone that nervously builds into an audible nausea, pushing through until it finally opens up into crisp, clear percussive terrain. "Dawn" embodies a more disturbed persona, rumbling through free-jazz tape loops and thunderous drums before adopting the kind of narcotic, claustrophobic terrain often visited by Shackleton, a heaving low-end pulse and tribal colors producing dense, dark and relentless tapestries. And then, out of nowhere, a widescreen coda, edging out of total despair and darkness and into something that you could just about convince yourself, even for just a moment, reflected light and offered hope. Mastered and cut by Lupo at D&M, Berlin with artwork by Andy Votel.


LOVE 065LP

DEMDIKE STARE: Liberation Through Hearing LP (LOVE 065LP) 23.50
2014 repress. This is the second in a series of three vinyl-only albums to be released by the UK's Demdike Stare aka Miles Whittaker (MLZ, Pendle Coven) and Sean Canty (Finders Keepers). Once again indebted to the black arts, the occult and Tibetan spiritualism, there are dark currents running through these 6 pieces, each one referencing the six images displayed on the cover. Mastered and cut by Lupo at D&M, Berlin. Artwork by Andy Votel.


LOVE 066LP

DEMDIKE STARE: Voices Of Dust LP (LOVE 066LP) 23.50
2014 repress. This is the third and final part in a series of three vinyl-only albums to be released by the UK's Demdike Stare aka Miles Whittaker (MLZ, Pendle Coven) and Sean Canty (Finders Keepers) in 2010. Voices Of Dust opens with an analog tape drone that seems to suck the light out of whatever environment you might find yourself in, powering up Demdike's machinery for the bellydance disco assault of "Hashshashin Chant" that follows. "Repository Of Light" takes another diversion, this time wading through the gaseous environs that made the MVO trio's debut album so memorable, before "Desert Ascetic" flips things over for a dusted, relentless assault on the souk. The album ends with the decaying loops of "A Tale Of Sand," leaving you with a bittersweet aftertaste and absolutely no sense of closure whatsoever.

MODERN MATH RECORDINGS (CANADA)

MMVNL 001EP

TAAL MALA: White Label Renegade EP 12" (MMVNL 001EP) 14.00
Taal Mala has crafted a release equal parts frenetic and calculated; reflective and energetic; organic and artificial. The fourth release from Western Canada's bleeding edge of bass straddles the line between dance music and post-postmodern art as effectively as anything being released today. "Bubble" assimilates dancehall tradition into something fragmented, digitized, and newly coherent. "Love Lies Bleeding" leads listeners from euphoric dance to angular breakdown and back again along a shifting path of falling bass tones and modulated drums. Modern Math steps boldly into vinyl's warm embrace with "White Label Renegade" and its accompanying Grenier re-do. It is here that MM004 reaches its crescendo of pure, raw, physical movement.

MONKEYTOWN (GERMANY)

MONKEY 045CD

MODESELEKTOR: Modeselektion Vol. 03 2CD (MONKEY 045CD) 15.50
Modeselektion Vol. 03 is all about the art of selection -- about careful consideration, motivation, choice, process -- that is, a pretty elaborate labor of love that hides intense effort under free-flowing, seamless sounds that sneak up on the ears to broaden our collective horizon. Modeselektion Vol. 03 boasts buckets of strictly exclusive tracks, once again hand-picked by Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary. Whether on vinyl or onstage, any Modeselektion "boils down to whatever we think is hot," explains Gernot Bronsert. "We suffer from constant music overload, so we use Modeselektion to channel the best of these tunes for the outside world." It all starts with Fennesz: a paragon of sophisticated electronic sounds, the Viennese producer has narrowed the niche between guitar and laptop like no other. Followed by -- The Fall! Anyone who has had the privilege to enjoy the barking lyrics and blaring beats of Mark E. Smith and his band will appreciate a brand new discovery after 30 studio albums, another 30 live recordings and lashes of post punk (hi)story. Somewhere else in the fray, Schlachthofbronx and Buraka Som Sistema enter into an unholy alliance with "Volumen," so feel free to turn it up and toss out your copy of "Harlem Shake!" Or taste a true no-brainer and instant hit ("Be the One"), filling floors from boutique club to mega disco, by Alex Banks, backed by singer Elizabeth Bernholz. Meanwhile, Manchester's Illum Sphere simply reinvents old school house with "Bullett" and Berlin trio To Rococo Rot finds kindred spirits, all the way across the playlist, in Berlin's finest Brandt Brauer Frick -- both sharing a penchant for unleashing acoustic instruments on unsuspecting grooves. LVis 1990 and Onra whip up a storm with "Funk 4D" and "Blast," two funk steamrollers with lashings of Back to the Future potential. Not to forget Henrik Schwarz and his sing-a-long dancefloor smash -- a level-headed, yet elated declaration of bankruptcy. Also part of the package: the sharpest drops, Berlin's most mysterious acts, the most sizzling sounds from France -- and quite possibly the best track in all of Modeselektion history: a crazy Syrian wedding party soundtrack by Omar Souleyman (in a Modeselektor edit). Before all good things come to an end, here are a few salient facts: beyond the Souleyman edit, Modeselektion Vol. 03 does not feature any original tracks by our dynamic duo -- there was already more than enough greatness to spread by old and new friends. Nineteen sweet treats from Modeselektor, guarded by an equally delectable pineapple monkey. Other artists include: Nosaj Thing, Solar Year, Cid Rim, Akkord, Robot Koch, Howling, Born In Flamez, French Fries, and Onra.

MULE MUSIQ (GERMANY)

MUSIQ 044CD

KAWASAKI, TOSHIYA: I'm Starting to Feel Okay Vol. 6 - 10 Years Edition 2CD (MUSIQ 044CD) 23.00
With a versatile artist roster consisting of producers such as Henrik Schwarz, Lawrence, DJ Sprinkles, DJ Jus-Ed, Kuniyuki, Eddie C, Roedelius, or new kids on the blog such as Barnt or Lord Of The Isles, Japan-based Mule Musiq has developed a reputation for being one of the most free-spirited organizations in contemporary music. The label's mastermind Toshiya Kawasaki celebrates 10 years of freedom to do as he pleases with the sixth installment of his famed I'm Starting to Feel Okay compilation series. This volume is a 2CD with 24 tracks -- all totally exclusive and they will stick to you like your feet on a linoleum floor flooded by a bottle of Coke. The first CD lifts off with a short but extra-smart track by Matt Karmil, an Englishman in Cologne whose house music loops in your head forever, just like the other house-leaning tracks by the likes of the Hamburg natives Lawrence and Julius Steinhoff, new Berliner Eddy C, Amsterdam's Tom Trago, or Sweden's always-smiling seducer Axel Boman. There are also some cosmic, more disco-related tunes by artists such as legendary Italian disco icon Daniele Baldelli and his compatriot Marco Dionigi, who spread some catchy deepness. Whereas the first CD is dedicated to more warm atmospheres, the second one grooves in a darker, more melancholic direction. JD Twitch opens the second CD with a dark, futuristic roller with a bewitching vocal sample of the mysterious Noviciat De Soeurs Missionaires De Notre-Dame D' Afrique & Four Religious Drummers. There are also long-time Mule Musiq-related artists such the Japanese producer KZA, the Spanish house master Eduardo De La Calle, producer DJ Jus-Ed, or Kuniyuki, one of the finest Japanese producers at the frontier of classic, jazz, house, ambient, and electronic songwriting, grooving down the gloomy way -- sometimes in a strictly sexy house outfit, sometimes as a dub-loving loop-jazz sensation, or as a jazz bass-driven tribal stepper. Between them are new faces like German house rookie Johannes Brecht, Swedish leftfield/experimental producer Porn Sword Tobacco, or Naum Gabo, the Glasgow-based duo consisting of Jonnie Wilkes and James Savage. This compilation is an international anniversary celebration that reflects all that has happened in electronic music for the past 10 years, in order to form something that travels directly into the future.


MUSIQ 175LP

KAWASAKI, TOSHIYA: I'm Starting to Feel Okay Vol. 6 - 10 Years Edition Pt. 1 2LP (MUSIQ 175LP) 29.00
Double LP version, part 1 of 2 in the sixth volume of the I'm Starting to Feel Okay series, featuring new and exclusive tracks from the Mule stable of releases. Compiled by label-mastermind Toshiya Kawasaki. Part 1 of the 2LP editions begins with Matt Karmil, an Englishman in Cologne whose house music loops in your head forever, just like the house-leaning track by Sweden's always-smiling seducer Axel Boman. There's also a track from Spanish house master Eduardo De La Calle and producer DJ Jus-Ed, in addition to tracks from Strategy, Musk, Johannes Brecht, Julius Steinhoff, and Fred P.

MUSICA AUTONOMICA (GERMANY)

MAUTO 002EP

BAAL: Metamorph EP 12" (MAUTO 002EP) 12.00
The Hebrew word "Baal" ("Lord") is a hint at the spiritual background of the two Munich artists Matthias Dräxler and Matthias Schüll. Metamorph is named after metamorphic rocks, which arise from the transformation of existing rock types in a process called metamorphism, literally "change in form." The choice of name refers to the artists' drastic self-transformation regarding their style of music under huge psychological pressure. The EP demonstrates the dualism of this new synthesis: "Genesis" describes the creation of a new artistic entity, while "Jericho" shows the extent of the force and will required to break established mind structures.

NO LABEL (EUROPE)

RHD 013ODD

ODD NUMBERS: Break Even 12" (RHD 013ODD) 12.50
Willie Burns, Secret Circuit and Suzanne Kraft are the Odd Numbers.

OSTGUT TON (GERMANY)

OSTGUT 076EP

DETTMANN, MARCEL: Seduction 12" (OSTGUT 076EP) 14.00
For this remix EP of Marcel Dettmann's Dettmann II (OSTGUT 028CD/014LP) album track "Seduction," featuring singer Emika, Dettmann lets Deuce, Anthony Parasole and Ryan Elliot take control of the temptation. The long version of "Seduction" on the vinyl release brings the haunting and eerie character of this semi-ambient track to full effect, with the voice of Emika circling like a floating ghost. On Deuce's remix the resonance of the bass power turns their version into a brutal monster. Anthony Parasole's remix spirals into futuristic territory and targets the dancefloor with its dominant kick. Ryan Elliot's interpretation features dry hi-hats before the synth chords perform a courtship dance.

PAMPA (GERMANY)

PAMPA 022EP

STIMMING: The Southern Sun EP 12" (PAMPA 022EP) 14.00
Hamburg's Martin Stimming now enters the Pampa Records fold with two tracks of dancefloor material that magnify the opposing sides of his studio psyche. "China Tree" is a spiky affair that sacrifices melodic sweetness for primal bass and drums, with a raw edge and exaggerated percussion. "Southern Sun" is its opposing force, building on whispered phrases and melodic shadows that appear and disappear between each beat. Micro sounds are layered and woven into a rich, undulating fabric that shifts and gleams like a kaleidoscope.

PARTICLES (UK)

PART 4037CD

VA: The Electric Asylum Volume 6: Rare British Freakrock 1971-1976 CD (PART 4037CD) 17.00
Somewhere in between the psychedelic dream and the three-day week lies the curious remains of a bygone age. Electric Asylum 6 unveils an unforgiving world of melodic absurdity with psychotic, at times erotic, and neurotic sounds to arouse the senses one more time. Rocksteady Trojan stalwarts get into their platform boots as Marsha Hunt and her 22 turn the senses inside-out with a venomous rocker for Vertigo. An intrepid Time Lord prescribes a dose of infectious electronica rivaled only by a neurotic blast of Rococo before Buster break into the nearest Moog retailer, triumphant. Prizes go to the first one to spot the leprechaun! Includes a 16-page booklet with comprehensive liner notes and rare color photographs. Digitally remastered. Other artists include: Pioneers, Danta, Bambi, Smoke, John Pertwee, Frog, Barron Knights, Colin Young, JSD Band, Jeff Smith, Jigsaw, Dawn Chorus, C. Star, Winston, Chris Garrett And Sweet Poison, Memories, and Henry Turtle.


PART 4038CD

VA: Upside Down Volume One 1966-1970: Coloured Dreams from the Underworld CD (PART 4038CD) 17.00
The Particles label presents the first volume in their Upside Down series -- a lysergic pop extravaganza featuring original artifacts from the psychedelic age with 20 flower power wonders from way Down Under. From the luminous void that wields such pleasures as Barry Crocker's "Imitation World" and other lysergic pop platters to the menacing feats of apocalyptic freakbeat courtesy of The Expression, Robbie Peters and The Executives, Upside Down delivers 20 long-forgotten relics from Down Under with a potent collection of psychedelic pleasures, circa 1966-1970. Includes a 16-page color booklet with comprehensive liner notes and rare color photographs. Digitally remastered. Other artists include: The Groove, Ronnie Burns, R Black and The Rockin' Vs, Normie Rowe, Magic, Trojans, Motivation, The Tallifer Group, The Twilights, Kevin McCann, Nineteen 87, Autumn, Dick Roberts and The Troubled Minds, and Nonesuch.

PHANTOM CODE (UK)

NAOS 004LP

CYCLOBE: The Visitors 2LP (NAOS 004LP) 25.50
Double LP version. The Visitors, Cyclobe's second album, was originally released in 2001. Its complex alien sound-world established them as purveyors of an immersive and phantasmagoric music like no other. Now, on the album's 13th anniversary, The Visitors sees its first-ever release on vinyl, along with a 2CD re-issue. To celebrate this release, the album's front cover features spectral artwork by the Irish artist Alex Rose, while the deluxe color inner sleeves present stunning vibratory paintings by renowned American artist Fred Tomaselli. This highly-anticipated edition also includes a specially-recorded new piece by Cyclobe, the illusory and chimeric "Son of Sons of Light," for which Brown and Thrower are joined by current Cyclobe member Michael J. York. Formed in 1999 by Ossian Brown and Stephen Thrower, Cyclobe have released five albums to date: Luminous Darkness, The Visitors, Paraparaparalellogrammatica, Wounded Galaxies Tap at The Window (NAOS 001CD/LP) and Sulphur-Tarot-Garden (NAOS 003CD/LP). Brown and Thrower were previously members of the sidereal musick group, Coil. Brightness falls from the air.

PROFAN (GERMANY)

PROFAN 014CD

VOIGT, WOLFGANG: Ruckverzauberung 9/Musik fur Kulturinstitutionen CD (PROFAN 014CD) 22.00
A fanfare of cautious grandeur rings out as if it were the opening for indeterminate festivities, only to be immediately reflected by itself. In ever new mirrors. In the hall of mirrors. The room inside a room inside a room. Time is a very elastic concept. Narcotic brass loops, almost imperceptibly modulating, reel towards infinity. A '70s Kraut electronics sequencer feeling coquets with James Last's muzak sound and Cheb musicians on Valium. Stoic, infinite, limp. Programmatic boredom as rhetorical device of befuddled bliss. Only the occasional cloud of atonality suggests the abyss behind the blue skies of (pop)ambientish other-worldliness. Limited pressing of 500 copies.

PROLOGUE MUSIC (GERMANY)

PRG 036EP

CASSEGRAIN: Blood Distributed as Pure Colour 12" (PRG 036EP) 14.00
Prologue presents three new tracks from the Berlin-based Cassegrain. This new EP draws in the focus as we see the duo further finesse their sonic language of complex tribal percussion and intense acidic elements. When you close your eyes and stare into nothingness, that private virtual space, what does your brain see? Shimmering cells dancing in the void, clouds in your consciousness, the particle elements of a distant past -- blood distributed as pure color. Across three intense tribal studies, exploring fine potions of voodoo acids and hypnotic extrasensory sonics, we are transported to places far and exotic.

RA+RE RECORDS (FRANCE)

RARE 001EP

CROFT, VALERIA: The Others 12" (RARE 001EP) 14.00
RA+RE is a Paris-based female-only record label created by three young women. The name of the label, RA+RE Records describes precisely the music it aims to represent: rare, underground, unique and meaningful. RA+RE Records presents for its first vinyl-only release Valeria Croft with her EP The Others, including a remix by Julie Marghilano. Deep, moody and intriguing minimal tracks which allow us to recognize Valeria's style and approach towards electronic music. Julie Marghilano's remix is a more atmospheric, clubby and loop-driven version of the original. All tracks match well together and create a complete and diversified vinyl EP.

RAMP (UK)

RAMP 061EP

FILTER DREAD: MIDI Space 12" (RAMP 061EP) 15.50
Ramp welcomes Birmingham-based Filter Dread into their warm bosom. "A lot of my inspiration comes from early rave productions and the quick and unapologetic techniques that were used to make tracks. Short sampling space, limited save functions and other restrictions lead to music that I find to be very pure, energetic and creative." With a digital-only single on Visionist's Lost Codes, and the FACT-championed Space Loops cassette under his belt, Ramp would like you to acquaint yourself with the kaleidoscopic grime of the MIDI Space EP.

RECORD MAKERS (UK)

REC 065EP

KAVINSKY: Nightcall 12" (REC 065EP) 14.00
2014 repress. Taken from the Drive original motion picture soundtrack. Since the film's release, the YouTube video for "Nightcall" has climbed to over 11 million views, and has been on repeat across an expanse of playlists, always fueling the after-after party with the slow burn of glossed synth echoes. Now Kavinksy emerges from this late-night haze with the helping of friends, bearing a collection of covers, remixes, and second takes for yet another drive through the midnight hours. Remixes from Dustin N'Guyen and Jackson.

REJECTED (GERMANY)

REJ 033EP

PIEETE, ANTON: The News 2x12" (REJ 033EP) 28.50
Rejected brings you a huge package of new Anton Pieete music. The News is an 8-track double EP that is set to open your minds and take you back to the foundation of techno. Based on live recordings combined with drum machines, synthesizers, and a little bit of magic, this uplifting release is a gold-mine for true minimal techno followers. There is a lot of music in this package, and Rejected asks that you take time to listen well before leaving them your thoughts. Includes a download code.

RETT I FLETTA (NORWAY)

RIF 001EP

PRINS THOMAS: Blusketuta 12" (RIF 001EP) 14.00
"First release on my brand-new label Rett I Fletta. All exclusive stuff, no tracks found on my new album III (FP 011CD/LP)." --Prins Thomas; "From previous conversations I know that Thomas mentioned this to be his 'tekno' label. Which is, listening to the first releases, not too far off the beaten track. Pretty cool and sturdy bass-lined boogie (rather than bluesy) techno with a fantastic Neanderthalistic ebb, flow and break scenery, chunky, wonkly, wombat-y, and oh-so-tasty." --Kai Fraeger


RIF 002EP

PRINS THOMAS: Apne Slusa 12" (RIF 002EP) 14.00
"Second release on my brand-new label Rett I Fletta. 'Lang Versjon' of 'Åpne Slusa' found on my new album III (FP 011CD/LP) and a truly psychedelic remix by masters of such things Margot from Italy and two cool tools for DJ fools." --Prins Thomas

RINSE (UK)

RINSE 042EP

HRDVSION: Mr. Loser EP 12" (RINSE 042EP) 12.50
Mr. Loser, the second release on Rinse from techno-house explorer Hrdvsion, further hones his blisteringly taut, deceptively catchy strain of cybernetic house. The influence of both electro and classic minimal techno bubbles through the EP's four tracks, with their robotic melodies and mechanistic funk gradually evolving over long run-times. The title-track sets the EP off in dynamic form, its vocal chants and hi-hat airlock hiss corralled into a peak-time stomp of huge proportions. "It Hurts" is pure sci-fi techno-romanticism, and "Organized Crime" emerges from a complex mesh of fluorescent melodies. "Swan Dive" possesses a crystalline grace, with melodies that shimmer around clipped beats.

ROTARY COCKTAIL (GERMANY)

RC 041EP

LARSSON: Close to the River EP 12" (RC 041EP) 12.50
Rotary Cocktail presents one from Larsson. Mystical Detroit cyber-techno meets footworking Berlin dub-techno.

SECOND STATE AUDIO (GERMANY)

SNDST 002EP

HINZ & RUHMHARDT: Panther 12" (SNDST 002EP) 12.00
Hinz & Ruhmhardt is the long-nosed and beardless techno outfit of Berlin-based music producer Stephan Hinz and Cologne-based music aficionado and techno connoisseur Philipp Ruhmhardt. Hinz & Ruhmhardt come out of the gate full-speed on their first EP with "Doch"-- a grinding and relentless kick-drum, hi-hat and snare combo that will no doubt hypnotize even the most relenting soul. "Panther" features a snarling synth that slowly lurks closer while the loop of hypnotic tones and pulsing drums keep the mark focused and unwitting of its true motive.

SIGE

SIGE 027LP

DEATH BLUES: Non-Fiction LP (SIGE 027LP) 26.00
"Death Blues is a multi-disciplinary project by Jon Mueller that addresses the inevitability of death as impetus to become fully present in each moment. Non-Fiction is the third musical installment in the larger Death Blues project, and the first for SIGE Records. Non-Fiction opens with a single and insistent pulse, the foundation upon which two side-long pieces that comprise the album are built. Serving as a thematic anchor, the rhythmic cycles propelling the compositions are the album's lifeblood - ceaselessly active, blossoming in permutated variations through drumkit, various percussion, guitars, and voice. Movements contract and expand, sparsely rendered themes increase in density reaching maximum saturation, all are infused with a sense of spirited determination. Constructed through the implementation of ostensibly rock-based idiom, the sound of Death Blues transcends form through the sheer intensity of its immersive qualities. Hammered guitars, interlocking percussive patterns and overlapping chants guides the listener into the present moment - to live in, with and through the insistent vibrancy of song. The compositions invite us into a space both meditative and jarring, alien yet familiar, disconcerting and comforting. Most significantly, they are born from a place of pure expression, discarding mere existence, in favor of devotion to a life fully lived."

SKUDGE RECORDS (SWEDEN)

SKUDGE 007R-EP

SKUDGE: Remixes Part 7 12" (SKUDGE 007R-EP) 12.50
Rush Hour presents part 7 in the Skudge Remixes series. Remixes of "Phantom" and "Shivers" by Seldom Felt.


SKUDGE PT010EP

AARDVARCK: Plus Det 12" (SKUDGE PT010EP) 12.50
The pig's adventures continue. Four new tracks from Aardvarck.

SMALLVILLE (GERMANY)

SMALL 009CD

STEINHOFF, JULIUS: Flocking Behaviour CD (SMALL 009CD) 17.00
"In the ever-expanding universe of deep house, Julius Steinhoff is far from being a stranger. Half of the dynamic duo Smallpeople, founder and one of the steersmen behind Hamburg's Smallville empire (record store/label/party curator around the globe) as well as a producer and DJ in his own right, Steinhoff is closely associated with a group of like-minded people that unite fresh ideas and individualism with a certain consciousness of tradition. That Flocking Behaviour is well embodied in Steinhoff's debut album of the same name. After a string of 12"s for the likes of Live at Robert Johnson, Geography, or his own-brand Smallville and the very well-received Smallpeople Salty Days, Julius Steinhoff makes a submission that is all his. Rooted in the elegiac variety of the big three (New York, Chicago & Detroit) and a romantic concept of house music that is at times utopian, the album gathers eight tracks that evoke late nights, hazy mornings and walks on thin air. But Flocking Behaviour is by no means anachronistic: tracks such as 'Under a Waterfall' could be made in just the same manner by a puerile Baby Ford in 1989 as they represent a swaying dancefloor in 2014. 'Treehouse' or the title-track Flocking Behaviour are experiences that make you feel like meeting new people who instantly greet you like old friends. With someone that works and lives in the here and now, Steinhoff seemingly has no interest in revisionism, complaints or antagonism, his approach is welcoming and caring, embracing and mesmerizing. Along the way, his musical apparatus never makes use of cheap tricks or antique clichés. Instead, he strips back a sometimes fat body to its emotional bones, resulting in a self-confident oeuvre that is as timeless as it is beautiful. Flocking Behaviour is one man's love letter to his musical passion." --Gerd Janson, May 2014; includes a 12-page offset paper booklet.


SMALL 009LP

STEINHOFF, JULIUS: Flocking Behaviour 2x12" (SMALL 009LP) 25.50
Gatefold 2x12" version.

SOUND OF SPEED JAPAN (JAPAN)

SOSR 014EP

DJ NATURE & KUNIYUKI: Groove Chase EP 12" (SOSR 014EP) 19.50
Sound Of Speed Japan proudly presents a unique collaboration between DJ Nature and Kuniyuki. First pressing on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

SPLENDOUR (NORWAY)

SPL 026CD

SIINAI: Supermarket CD (SPL 026CD) 16.50
Finnish four-piece Siinai makes a triumphant return with psychedelia-infused concept album Supermarket. The instrumental quartet released their Nordic Music Prize-nominated debut Olympic Games (Splendour) to international acclaim in 2011, elevating the project beyond the thriving Helsinki experimental-rock community. The quartet then joined forces with the ever-prolific Moonface to create the dark and moving collaboration album Heartbreaking Bravery (Jagjaguwar), tirelessly touring the album throughout Europe and North America until they decided to return underground and begin work on the new material. Conceived as a soundtrack for the supermarket nations, Siinai's Supermarket is a hypnotic odyssey through the shelves and the colorful aisles of the subconscious.

STAG-O-LEE (GERMANY)

STAGO 045CD

VA: The Beat from Badsville Vol. 2: More Trash Classics from Lux and Ivy's Vinyl Mountain CD (STAGO 045CD) 17.00
Originally released on a double 10" vinyl album in February 2013, here's the CD version of the second volume of the Beat from Badsville series. Contains the same songs as the 2x10" vinyl. "Music is a voyage of strange opportunity. Out there, if you look hard enough, you'll find crazed visionaries, half-deaf creatives, lunatics let loose with whistles, juvenile delinquents with a notepad and pen and people who, quite frankly, have no time for the theory of pop. Thank God! This collection brings together two dozen songs by such people -- tunes that don't fall into any easy categories and give short shrift to the context of 'classic' or traditional songwriting. As usual with Beat from Badsville, the collection is divided into four 'themes' -- this time we have: 'Spooky Doo Wop and Insane Harmonies'; 'Angry Babes Getting Even'; 'Rumbling Rhythms and Wildcat Whistling'; Chickens and Other Party Animals.' This is the stuff of legend, the Beat from Badsville. All of these tunes have been raved over by The Cramps' legendary Lux and Ivy through various radio shows and interviews over the years. Capturing the excitement that comes from discovering a spine-tingling or simply 'out there' record, Lux and Ivy have inspired many a generation to dig deep in the crates and uncover all kinds of strange music. This collection is an exotic trip into the off-kilter world of recordings, many of them independent, which sprang up all over the U.S. during the '50s. It's filled with sounds that will stop you in your tracks and the best news is, there's so much more out there. Keep digging." --Dave Henderson, MOJO

STIX RECORDS (FRANCE)

STIX 039CD

MATO: Homework Dub CD (STIX 039CD) 16.50
40 year-old percussionist and drummer Thomas Blanchot started his production outfit Mato Production in 2001, under which he collaborated and directed many projects as composer, music publisher and producer of music for TV, advertising, films and records. He also began a career as a reggae producer in 2006, under the name Mato. Since then, he's released music through various projects, coming out on labels such as Makasound, EDR Records or Big Singles. In the meantime he developed a real trademark: taking classic French songs, hip-hop, or pop songs and making them into roots/reggae-dub new versions. Since 2010, Mato's built a solid reputation thanks to his many remixes of hip-hop classics on Stix Records. It is therefore natural to find him back with a new concept on the Favorite Recordings' sub-label: seasoning the notorious Homework album by Daft Punk with his special reggae-dub sauce. Once again, Mato achieves a brilliant rendition with Homework Dub, almost making dreadlocks grow out of the French robots' heads. Using kick-effects, delays and roaring bass, he reinvents one of the most famous albums of electronic music as if it were straight out of Scientist, King Tubby or Mad Professor's studios in Jamaica.

SUB ROSA (BELGIUM)

SR 008LP

BURROUGHS, WILLIAM S.: Break Through In Grey Room LP (SR 008LP) 15.50
2014 repress, originally released in 2008. One of the most classic and in-demand titles in the Sub Rosa catalog -- mid-'60s cut-up tape machine recordings made by William S. Burroughs in hotels -- originally released on CD in 1987, reissued in 2001, released on vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. During the 1960s, Burroughs was in Europe and England. The Vietnam War, the cultural revolution, hippies and the acid gospel, the U.S. in tumult -- all these were dispatches to him. Living between Paris and London, his only excursions to America were in 1965, when he lived a year in New York at the Chelsea Hotel and 210 Centre Street, and revisited St. Louis and Palm Beach; and in 1968, when he covered the Democratic Convention in Chicago for Esquire in the company of Genet, Southern and Seaver. Burroughs had quit the States in 1953 exactly because he foresaw these police-state conditions. But now the wild boys were in the streets, in London and Paris too, and Burroughs was inspired to hope that the world could really change. In the creative world/switchboard of Paris' Beat Hotel, in London, in a house in the Arab Quarter of Tangier, he experimented with tape recordings -- under the tutelage of Brion Gysin -- hoping to cut the pre-recorded time line of present time, and, as he put it, "let the future leak out." It's impossible not to recognize the writer's sonorous voice -- a sonority also present within the silence of every text he wrote. An explosion of styles -- a blasting of borders -- the silence after a gunshot -- the overtaking of the fetishized word -- from the exploded painting, to the cut tape. Break Through In Grey Room includes various monologues, radio shortwaves, music, and countless cut-up tape from which emerges new structures of communication. Words gain power when losing the boundaries of semantics. Also included is some Joujouka music recorded by Burroughs while he was with Ornette Coleman in the hills of Morocco, circa 1973. Many of these tapes are as much Ian Sommerville's work as Burroughs, or even more so. Ian's technical background is a tribute to the early development of sound-and-light shows in London. Ian was a sorcerer's apprentice in creating recordings. This is an important sound document in the history of Burroughs as an innovator, as well as an archive of the genesis of literature in opposition during a time-period whose urgency is more relevant than ever.


SR 366LP

DIGITAL DANCE: Total Erasement LP (SR 366LP) 15.50
Life and death of a Belgian cult band Digital Dance comin' directly from the Brussels punk scene. Prior to forming Digital Dance in Brussels, in the summer of 1978, Jerry WX (voice and guitar) and Stephan Barbery (guitar) were closely involved in the local punk scene. Jerry WX played with Chainsaw, the very first Brussels punk band in 1976, and a year later with X-Pulsion. Stephan Barbery played with Thrills from 1977 to 1978. During this period, X-Pulsion, Thrills, and a third band called Streets played many gigs together, often swapping instruments and members. (See Sub Rosa's recent Punk in Brussels 1977-1979 compilation). Despite their difficult reputation and lack of commercial success, Digital Dance built up a cult following, even having the support of John Peel in the UK. Between 1979 and 1981, Digital Dance released three singles and performed several notable live concerts as an opening act for Magazine and Siouxsie And The Banshees. The various members subsequently played in groups as diverse as Fad Gadget, Marine, The Revenge, Kid Montana, Noh Mask, The Names, Snowy Red, The Weathermen, etc. Digital Dance performed their last live show in 1981. There was no definite end of the band but they didn't play together between 1982 and 1998. Sadly, Jerry died in 2000. Last, but not least, the punk years in Brussels generated many fanzines. Digital Dance also published Digital Magazine. This LP includes the very last and unreleased issue of Digital Magazine. Pressed on limited marbled black and silver vinyl. Includes an insert.

SVS RECORDS (GERMANY)

SVS 004LP

WOLZYN, MAXIM: Intercity Express 2LP (SVS 004LP) 21.00
The Innercity Express album was created by Maxim Wolzyn over a period of three years, mostly while touring throughout Germany by train as part of the Günther Lause duo. Spread over eight tracks, the LP poetically captures the complex networks of railways and tunnel systems that carry with them the thoughts and feelings of millions of people, aspiring to attain an overall impression of the collective consciousness of a society on the move. Inspired sonically by the soundscapes of urban spaces, rail stations and the pulsing motions of modern mass transportation, various field recordings are mixed with reverberating synthesizer patterns and percussive composition, creating a mixture of straightforward techno and dystopian ambiences. While being reminiscent of Berlin's dub techno tradition, it also transcends the typical club context, moving into the realm of the intimate and personal. On black vinyl and limited to an edition of 300. Features a remix by Deadbeat.

TEMPA (UK)

TEMPA 091EP

WEN & PARRIS: Caught/Collide 12" (TEMPA 091EP) 12.50
This is a two-track collaborative 12" by Wen & Parris, featuring dramatic rollers "Caught" and "Collide." Parris is the founder of rising label Soundman Chronicles, while the past year has found Wen exploring his own idiosyncratic, haunted visions of grime and dubstep. "Caught" is all abrupt percussive tics, flickering melodies and snippets of voice that cut through the air, while the rhythms underneath reshape themselves in real-time, switching from grime's staccato bass-blasts to sinuous, sidewinding grooves. "Collide" is even more exquisitely fluid, with its drums and distant melodies swimming though a backdrop that's somehow monolithic and yet tantalizingly fragile.

THRILL JOCKEY

THR 368CD

SOFT PINK TRUTH, THE: Why Do the Heathen Rage? CD (THR 368CD) 15.00
"The Soft Pink Truth is the solo alter ego of Drew Daniel, one half of Matmos. Why Do the Heathen Rage? whose subtitle 'Electronic Profanations of Black Metal Classics' reveals its agenda as an unrequited love letter to a justly divisive genre. A gleeful queer travesty of black metal's undying obsession with kvlt authenticity, Why Do the Heathen Rage? is also a formally precise homage executed with a scholar's obsession. With the guitar chord transcription assistance of Owen Gardner (Teeth Mountain, Horse Lords) and a coven of guest vocalists, including Antony Hegarty and members of Locrian and Wye Oak, Daniel meticulously transposes the riffs, structures and patterns of black metal chestnuts and deep cuts by Darkthrone, Venom, Mayhem, and Sarcofago into house and techno anthems. Cruising camp absurdity by forcing a sticky tryst between the two mutually incongruous early 90s subcultures of rave and black metal, the results are completely addictive."


THR 368LP

SOFT PINK TRUTH, THE: Why Do the Heathen Rage? LP (THR 368LP) 18.00
LP version.


THR 370LP

BLACK PUS/OOZING WOUND: Split LP LP (THR 370LP) 16.00
"The Black Pus/Oozing Wound split captures both bands energy in a raw form. Intended as a limited edition tour record, the split is not a mere raw blast, it shows a new side to Black Pus and is a teaser for the monster sophomore album from Oozing Wound being mixed in April 2014."


THR 371CD

OOIOO: Gamel CD (THR 371CD) 17.00
"OOIOO has always created a musical language all its own. Under the leadership of Yoshimi P-We, also a founding member of Boredoms, the group has recorded six albums that have subverted expectations and warped perceptions of what constitutes pop and experimental music. Four years of work went into making Gamel, their bold new album inspired by the Javanese style of gamelan and the first new music from Yoshimi in over five years. Gamelan is an ancient form that has inspired a great many composers and musicians over the past century, from Erik Satie and Claude Debussy to Mouse on Mars and Sun City Girls. The introduction of this traditional form transformed the group into a super tribe, side-stepping the road between the past and the future. Their focus is not to replicate these ancient styles, but to incorporate them into their consistently inventive, constantly shifting musical frameworks. They take their love of indigenous music into an entirely new dimension by freely weaving organic and electric tones into a vivid tapestry, employing their keen sense of color and texture."


THR 371LP

OOIOO: Gamel 2LP (THR 371LP) 23.00
Deluxe 2LP version pressed on virgin vinyl and packaged in a gatefold sleeve with free download card.

TOKEN (BELGIUM)

TOKEN 045EP

SPHERICAL COORDINATES: Kinematics Equations EP 12" (TOKEN 045EP) 12.50
After 2013's Vector Projection EP, there just had to be a follow-up at some point. Oscar Mulero & Christian Wunsch continue on the same path with this new Kinematics Equations EP. The recipe stays the same: four spacey but powerful cuts, straight for the floor. Stellar.

TOMPKINS SQUARE

TSQ 5012CD

BLACKSHAW, JAMES: Fantomas: Le Faux Magistrat CD (TSQ 5012CD) 13.50
"In celebration of the centenary of Louis Feuillade's Fantomas silent film series, James Blackshaw was invited by Yann Tiersen to perform a live score to the fifth and final film, Le Faux Magistrat, at the beautiful and prestigious surroundings of the Theatre de Chatelet, Paris on October 31, 2013. Fantomas -- a master of disguise and symbol of terror -- is one of the most popular characters in French crime fiction, as well as a favorite with the avant-garde, particularly the surrealists. Tim Hecker, Amiina, Yann Tiersen and Loney Dear also performed during the event (which was broadcast live on the European ARTE channel) each bringing their own unique sonic perspective to the other installments. Written during the course of a few months, Blackshaw drew influences from French impressionist composers, Brazilian guitar music, musique concrete and the works of other film composers such as David Shire and Pino Donaggio, to create a noir-ish score that is in turns sinister, quietly profound and thrilling. Personally invited by James Blackshaw, experimental musician Duane Pitre and Simon Scott (also of Slowdive) contributed drums, electronics, synth, bowed guitar, bass and more to Blackshaw's nylon string guitar and grand piano, with multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson adding violin, vibraphone and several wind instruments to the 75-minute long work."


TSQ 5029LP

BLACKSHAW, JAMES: Fantomas: Le Faux Magistrat 2LP (TSQ 5029LP) 27.00
Gatefold double LP version.

TOUCH (UK)

TO 096CD

GUDNADOTTIR, HILDUR: Saman CD (TO 096CD) 14.50
This album is about resonance: on Saman, which means "together," Hildur Gudnadóttir melts her voice with her cello, connecting the two instruments together. All tracks composed, performed and recorded by Gudnadóttir in Berlin, except "Heyr Himnasmiður" (track 4), composed by Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson, lyrics by Kolbeinn Tumason. Cello made by David Wiebe in 1991 (Cello nr 49). Track 6, bass by Skúli Sverrisson, string fretted cello built by Hans Jóhannsson, resonated through two grand pianos. Tracks 1, 4 and 6 recorded by Francesco Donadello. All tracks mixed by Francesco Donadello and Hildur Guðnadóttir at Vox-Ton Studio, Berlin.

TURBO RECORDINGS (CANADA)

TURBO 156EP

TIGA VS AUDION: Fever EP 12" (TURBO 156EP) 12.50
The production super-duo of Tiga and Audion return with another absolute bomb. "Fever" is illicit, raw, tough, mid-tempo, hip-hop-inflected rave-house -- a million miles away from the watered-down genre it will undoubtedly be squeezed into -- built around a visceral synth riff and brilliant vocal hook from Tiga, who has decidedly never sounded this bad-ass. Tt all rests on one of the catchiest, funkiest grooves either of the two gifted producers has ever made. This package includes the original plus a selection of remixes by Maetrik (aka Maceo Plex), KiNK and Tom Trago. "Fever" is a teaser from Tiga's forthcoming album.

UMOR REX (MEXICO)

UR 065LP

DRIFTMACHINE: Nocturnes LP (UR 065LP) 19.00
"Announcing the onset of night, Driftmachine - a Berlin-based duo comprised of Andreas Gerth ( Tied & Tickled Trio) and Florian Zimmer ( Saroos) - have created Nocturnes, a psychoactive, dream-inducing stimulant of sorts: Evoking and maintaining a trancelike state, the duo's six-part journey into the dark was originally inspired by reading The Rest is Noise and listening to the music discussed in Alex Ross' seminal book. The resulting soundscapes, written and recorded since 2012, redefine the lines between insomnia and slumber, between wraithlike dub grooves gone awry, the dancing flicker of a slack-joint bedside lamp, and eerie electronics. With its meticulously displaced details and intricate harmony layers, Nocturnes also evokes the electronic avant-garde of the mid-70s, think Cluster during the band's Zuckerzeit era. Nocturnes keeps the balance between intense, dramatic metrics and rather complex, modulated melodies."

VAM RECORDS (MEXICO)

CDN 17077CD

COSTA, CESAR: La Historia De Tommy CD (CDN 17077CD) 15.50
La Historia de Tommy is a varied set of tunes from Mexican actor and singer César Costa cut in the 1960s that starts off with the story of our titular Tommy. Tommy, a speed demon it seems, just couldn't control himself on the track and fatally flips his car. Lucky for us, he has time to send his girlfriend a message of eternal love in the form of a bouncy yet plaintive pop ballad. The songs offer everything from Sinatra-esque swing and highly-orchestrated pop to sax-driven R&B. Titles include "La Historia De Tommy," "Té Para Dos," "Bethilde," "Laura," "Historia De Me Amor," and more.


CDN 17086CD

IBARRA, BENNY: Benny Ibarra Con Los Yaki CD (CDN 17086CD) 15.50
The cover of one of their records touts the "aggressive sound of Los Yaki." Not so much aggressive as incredibly spirited and energetic (corroborated by their cameo appearance in a '60s teen movie where their frontman dances like a madman), this Mexican group churned out top-notch, mostly Spanish language covers of R&B and rock classics including "Devil in a Blue Dress," "Land of 1000 Dances," "Help," "Do You Love Me," and more. The group's infectious, raw energy and obvious love of these songs make this a really fun listen from start to finish. Other tracks include "La Coqueta," "Si Me Quieres, Please, Please," "No Pidas Más Perdón," and "Sonia."


CDN 17087CD

HERNANDEZ, LUIS ''VIVI'': Napoleon CD (CDN 17087CD) 15.50
Great offbeat garage rock from 1960s Mexico. Luis "Vivi" Hernandez was the vocalist for Los Crazy Boys and, fittingly, the album begins with "Napoleon XIV," where he plays the role of a frantic lunatic who thinks he's Napoleon and is being carried off to the asylum! The album also features great Spanish-language covers of classics like "Tobacco Road" and The Strangeloves' "Night Time." If you enjoy '60s garage rock, you'll like this record! Other songs include "Huaraches con Tacón," "La Bruja," Baila La Pulga," "Estoy Loco," and "Flamenco."


CDN 17089CD

GRUPO STA. CECILIA: Grupo Sta. Cecilia CD (CDN 17089CD) 15.50
A great early '70s record from Mexico's Grupo Santa Cecilia, with fantastic songs like the Hammond-driven ballad "Me esperarás," the light pop-rock of "Sol de verano," plus a Spanish-language version of "Crocodile Rock!" Other titles include "Tú eres todo para mi," "Rosita la gitana," "Freedom," "Dicen que no tengo edad," "Demasiado Tarde," and "Qué Tal."


CSM 278CD

LOS LOCOS DEL RITMO: Barbara Ann CD (CSM 278CD) 15.50
A terrific set of Spanish-language covers of American and British hits from Mexico's incomparable Los Locos Del Ritmo. On this 1966 album, they tackle surf on "Barbara Ann (Vas a Ver)" and "Fun, Fun, Fun (Voy, Voy, Voy)"; garage on The Kinks' "I Need You (Te Quiero)" and The Sorrows' "Take a Heart (Tomas un Corazón)"; British Invasion pop on "She's Not There" and "Tired of Waiting"; jerk and even a classic tango song from Carlos Gardel. It's all played with fantastic youthful energy and the group is both tight and just rough enough around the edges to give the songs a bit of garage-y immediacy. Check it out!


CSM 279CD

LOS ROCKIN DEVIL'S: Esos Fueron Los Dias CD (CSM 279CD) 15.50
Yet another set of terrific Spanish-language covers of British and American hits from Mexico's great rock 'n' roll group, Los Rockin Devil's, this one recorded in 1969 and occasionally featuring a female guest vocalist, Blanquita Estrada. It starts with a version of the song "Those Were the Days (Esos Fueron los Días)" as recorded by Mary Hopkin, which had recently been Apple Records' first big hit. Unlike the Mary Hopkin version, it is devoid of balalaika and has a more straightforward (dare we say) rock sound. The second track is a spirited take on the funky soul number "People Sure Act Funny (When They Get a Little Money)" which is here amusingly titled "La Chica Gorda" and sounds like a lost Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels cut. The album goes on to tackle "Hello, I Love You (Halo Qué Tal)," "Sky Pilots (Pilotos)," "Hush (Murmullo)," "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da," "Tell Mama (Me Llamas)," "Chain of Fools (Cadena de Tantos)," and more. It's a groovy album that is wonderfully executed but just gritty enough to keep things interesting!


CSM 280CD

TRIBU, THE: Great Britains Best Sellers CD (CSM 280CD) 15.50
Both the album's title and cover are a bit misleading. You would expect British Invasion and what you get is Spanish-language covers of mostly American artists in a hard-hitting soul style with tight horns and driving back beat and there ain't nothing wrong that! The album starts with a cover of James And Bobby Purify's "I'm Your Puppet (Cuando Vuelves)" and includes other great numbers like Al Wilson's Northern Soul classic "The Snake (La Víbora)," and "Funky Broadway (Frío y Alocado en Broadway)." The album explores some other styles as well with great success. It gets pretty rockin' sometimes, as on their cover of Big Brother And The Holding Company's "Combination of the Two (Combinación de Dos)," which also features some insane stereo panning on the drums! There's also an incredibly funky and convincing cover of Sly & The Family Stone's "Sing a Simple Song." Most definitely worth checking out!


CSM 281CD

FONGUS: Guadalajara Rock CD (CSM 281CD) 15.50
An obscure hunk of propulsive rock 'n' roll from Fongus, Guadalajara Rock, recorded largely in English, opens with a trippy hard-rocker in the form of "Tripeando." However, this album can't be properly called a hard rock record, even though its guitars are often loud and distorted because it's sonically more diverse. The band's guitar rock may one moment resemble Thin Lizzy and then next favor the Doobie Brothers, butin the end it all just sounds like Fongus (which ain't a bad thing)!


CSM 282CD

QUIRAZCO Y SU GRUPO, TONO: Soul Makossa CD (CSM 282CD) 15.50
Toño Quirazco was a true musical chameleon, skipping from one genre to another, always capturing its essence while giving it his own unique touch. Having conquered ska and boogaloo, here he tries his hand at Afrobeat! The album's title-track is a cover of Manu Dibango's great "Soul Makossa," which retains the funky groove of the original but with the addition of lots of groovy Hammond organ. The album is loads of fun as Toño and his group dish out plate after plate of tasty early '70s funk with a distinctive Latino twist. (The album also credits Las Gemelas De Oro ["The Golden Twins"], two foxy go-go dancers whom, it seems, had nothing to do with the recording of this album whatsoever!) A recurring feature of the album is Toño's creative riffing on "Makossa" and we have in addition to the original "Makossa en Acapulco," "Tequila Makossa," "Psicosis de Makossa," and "Makossa de Tokio." Other tracks include the gloriously funky "Sesión verde," "Elena," "Mi Loco (Parte Dos)," "Lily," and "Happiness (Felicidad)."


CSM 283CD

MEGATON: Megaton CD (CSM 283CD) 15.50
One of the best and most representative albums of early '80s Mexican metal. Megaton's self-titled album features great metal vocals in Spanish and constant chugging power chords and heavy riffing that show a clear influence from bands of the new wave of British heavy metal like Iron Maiden, Saxon, and Motörhead. In terms of musicianship, this group was certainly on par with their influences and any fan of metal from this era will find much to like here.


VAM 2727067CD

COSTA, CARMEN: Carmen Costa En Mexico CD (VAM 2727067CD) 15.50
Take an established Brazilian singer, add organ, flute, vibraphone, and percussion, and record the sessions in 1960s Mexico. What do you get? This very rare album filled with infectious, jazzy bossa nova grooves. The record's 12 songs feature the excellent arrangements of Luis Cardenas, Enrique Orozco, and Sergio Pérez.

VAMPISOUL (SPAIN)

VAMPI 055CD

DAVIS, BETTY: This Is It! CD (VAMPI 055CD) 16.50
2005 release. The former wife of Miles, Betty Mabry Davis is perhaps the only woman in the world who could rightfully have the following legend tattooed across her rear: THIS ASS INVENTED FUSION. While their marriage only lasted a year (1968-1969), Betty pointed the way to Miles, introducing him to the musical and material gods of revolutionary style: Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, which would have an enormous impact on his electrified musical Frankenfusion masterpiece known as Bitches Brew. Betty ruled as the mentor-muse for the original man and his music. She was a woman with the strength of a Black Panther, a "nasty" woman in total control, but unfortunately for Betty, America was not yet ready to embrace a woman with such an explicitly sexual persona. She had a much rougher edge to her music than other female funk and soul artists of the '70s. Betty Davis' is one of the most extreme sounding debut records of the decade, which just like Bitches Brew takes equal parts inspiration from Hendrix and Sly. One critic aptly described their sound as something like a cross between Tina Turner, Funkadelic, and Sly & The Family Stone. Add the futurist fashion sense of David Bowie, and the flair of Miles Davis, and you have quite a cocktail. This is the best of Betty Davis' three much-sought albums.

VARIOUS (UK)

VARS 009EP

HARDWARE: Your Move/Checking One 12" (VARS 009EP) 14.00
Various releases the first offering from new signing Hardware, already getting airplay from Rob Da Bank (Radio 1), Mary Anne Hobbs (Radio 6) and John Kennedy (Xfm). "Checking One" features future-proofed tech-jungle beat droplets fighting their way through a corridor of synths. Vocal stabs drift from locked rooms, each containing their own distinctive drum pattern. In 1996, drum 'n' bass label Liss Fuzion put out its final release "Your Move" by owner and producer Pager B-TZ. Taking inspiration from this little-heard classic, Hardware have re-worked and re-chopped it, softening all the edges of the jittery beats and using drum and bass sounds that float in and out.

WACKIE'S (GERMANY)

WACK 078LP

CLARKE, JOHN: Visions of John Clarke LP (WACK 078LP) 15.50
2014 repress. LP version, reissued for the first time. Visions Of John Clarke was a little thrown together for its original release in 1979. Still, its sleeve carried a ringing endorsement from Bullwackies himself "President of the John Clarke Fan Club" -- and the album attracted the interest of Studio 1 boss Coxsone Dodd, whose bid for distribution-rights was thwarted when the Brooklyn label Makossa quickly put in for a full license. The singer -- not to be confused with Johnny Clark -- had been running with the Wackies operation for the past six years, ever since moving from Jamaica to New York. He'd cut memorable sevens with co-founder Munchie Jackson for the Tafari label -- like "In Search of The Human Race and Recession" -- and also worked with Lloyd Barnes for such Bullwackies imprints as Versatile and Wackies.


WACK 1382LP

DELAHAYE, JUNIOR: Showcase LP (WACK 1382LP) 15.50
2014 repress. "Reggae by Junior Delahaye is the second installment of Rhythm & Sound's Bullwackies reissue programme (after the Love Joys' Lovers Rock). Originally released in 1982 this album recasts Philadelphia-style sweet soul within the shimmering, bass-heavy textures of classic Wackie's dub. The music is spine-chilling: Junior's singing ranges expertly from sophisticated tenor to delicate falsetto, and his declarations of exalted love are at one with the mystical space of the Wackies sound. Reggae includes interpretations of Billy Stewart's 'Sitting in the Park' and Fuzz's Sigma-recorded 1971 smash 'I Love You For All Seasons', alongside the reggae evergreen 'Travelling Man'; together with three fabulous Delahaye originals. Like the 'Lovers Rock' release, the album features such Wackies stalwarts as Jerry Harris, Jah T and Roland Alphonso; JA-born Junior Delahaye remains co-engineer; and of course Lloyd Bullwackie Barnes is the producer."


WACK 191LP

JARRETT, WAYNE: Showcase Vol. 1 LP (WACK 191LP) 15.50
2014 repress. LP version. "Between stints in JA for legends like Glen Brown and Junjo Lawes, Wayne Jarrett travelled from his Connecticut base to record this album during the same weeks as the sessions for Horace Andy's Dance Hall Style. These are two of the great vocal reggae LPs of all time. With Clive Hunt in full effect, Showcase Vol. 1 follows the six-track dub-showcase format (and Wayne never sounded more like Horace!), including four unmissable Studio One versions -- Azul's deadly 'Rockfort Rock', Sleepy's 'Every Tongue Shall Tell' (with outrageous Isley fuzz), yet another Heptones via Leroy Sibbles, and a killer 'Drum Song'."


WACK 2333LP

CLARKE, JOHN: Rootsy Reggae LP (WACK 2333LP) 15.50
2014 repress; LP version. Visions Of John Clarke was a little thrown together for its original release in 1979. Still, its sleeve carried a ringing endorsement from Bullwackies himself "President of the John Clarke Fan Club" -- and the album attracted the interest of Studio 1 boss Coxsone Dodd, whose bid for distribution-rights was thwarted when the Brooklyn label Makossa quickly put in for a full license. Released soon afterwards, the new version -- entitled Rootsy Reggae -- duplicated five tracks from the previous version, but with markedly different mixes, fresh edits, and some additional new instrumentation.


WACK 3239LP

LOVE JOYS: Reggae Vibes LP (WACK 3239LP) 15.50
2014 repress. LP version. "Reggae Vibes was the Love Joys' first album, initially released in 1981 on the Florida-based Top Ranking label (when it was also entitled Jah Light on the inside labels). It features 10 tunes produced and recorded at Wackies NY, ranging from Lovers Rock Reggae Style and uptempo dance vibes to roots and reality. Tracks include: 'Stranger' and 'All I Can Say' (which also appear on Lovers Rock Reggae Style in different mixes); 'Studio Man', a tribute to Bullwackie himself; 'Jah Light', in Bullwackie's words, 'shining a favorite of mine and very inspirational in all of the crew at Wackies, with Jah Scotty always ready to drum up some steady beats along with Roy Bassie from the Wackies Rhythm Force'; Watch Them, 'a revolutionary cry from Sonia Abel -- a very special writer that can stretch far into her imagination -- just vibing in the studio '; Love Is Not A Game, 'typical lovers rock sharing roots feeling in a dance style, Love Joys Stylee'; How Long, 'another love song, sweet sounding vocals makes life feel real special'. A must for all Wackies fans."

WATERGATE RECORDS (GERMANY)

WG 018EP

LA FLEUR: Arms Around EP 12" (WG 018EP) 14.00
Watergate Records announces La Fleur's new EP. "Arms Around" and "Stella" already appeared as exclusive material on Watergate 16 and are now available as stand-alone versions. The eponymous track is reminiscent of the melodic early-'90s, and arouses nostalgia. The dreamy, synth-driven break guarantees a proverbial "Arms Around"-effect on the floor, just before the euphoric bass line kicks in again, accompanied by rattling hi-hats. On the contrary, "Stella" is a reduced deep-house track, carried by filtered pads, vocal shreds and a never-ending groove. "Arms Around" was remixed by Carl Craig, whose "Affected Rmx" keeps the original's charm but increases its intensity.

WE PLAY HOUSE (BELGIUM)

WPH NEWBEAT4

VA: Our Beat Is Still New - After Take 12" (WPH NEWBEAT4) 12.50
Fourth and final chapter in We Play House's tribute to Belgian new beat. This time, four Belgians and one German present their rendition of new beat. This last episode brings us the WPH heavyweights FCL & Locked Groove, both giving very different renditions of their new beat vision. FCL goes all oldskool with menacing, mindless new beat vocals, Locked Groove takes it slow and deep. Lauer, being a big new beat fan, is all over his track, and Innershades takes his classic raw Chicago approach and turns it into a track that would have been a staple during Belgium's new beat heyday.

WOLFSKUIL RECORDS (GERMANY)

WOLF 030EP

RODRIGUES, BENNY: The Choice Is Mine EP 12" (WOLF 030EP) 12.50
Dutch legend and Wolfskuil inner circle member Benny Rodrigues returns to the label for a fresh 12". "The Choice Is Mine" might be the most freaked-out and modulated exercise Benny has yet to unleash upon the world. No four bars in this mental trip are the same, ever-evolving around a sequence that brings old '90s warehouse techno to mind. A peak-time monster like this deserves a royal rework, and Berghain resident/Dystopian head-honcho Rødhåd happily agreed to give his own unique vision of the original. The result is stunning, psychedelic and with a little unexpected surprise.

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