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Forced Exposure New Releases for 6/17/2013

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New music is due from Acid Mothers Temple, Karocel, and Zoombézoom, plus old music from Sonic Youth, Discordance Axis, and William Basinski with Richard Chartier.

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100% PURE (NETHERLANDS)

PURE 090EP

2000 AND ONE: Toronto 12" (PURE 090EP) 14.00
2000 And One (aka Dylan Hermelijn) has been on the forefront of electronic dance music since the late '80s. His pioneering vision across more than two decades of music genres ranks him as one of the most versatile, in-demand international artists, commanding weekly performances on the house, techno, and tech-house global club and festival circuits. His childhood experiences in Toronto inspired him to produce this killer single. Includes a B-side with the 1984 "Electro Synth Pop Mix" he made of Bart Skils' "Midnight Moving."

3LOBED

3LOBED 054LP

GUNN, STEVE: Boerum Palace LP (3LOBED 054LP) 18.00
2013 repress. "Steve Gunn's prodigious talent for fusing traditional American song structures with a raga influence is almost criminally unheralded. Gunn's songcraft is so strong and his playing style so effortlessly beautiful that folks should be shouting his name from every tall building and mountaintop. It is with such high esteem for the man's work that Three Lobed Recordings is humbled by the association and thrilled to announce the release of Boerum Palace by Steve Gunn. Without any doubt, Boerum Palace is a staggering accomplishment and is certainly Gunn's most assured and confident work to date."

50 WEAPONS (GERMANY)

50WRMX 003EP

DAMAGE, BENJAMIN: Delirium Tremens EP 12" (50WRMX 003EP) 14.00
"Delirium Tremens," one of the more club-focused tracks of Benjamin Damage's Heliosphere (50 012CD/LP) album gets a remix treatment by Detroit techno legend Robert Hood. On the flipside, Benjamin reworks his own tune into an extended long version for maximum impact.

8MM MUSIK (GERMANY)

8MM 016LP

VA: 8MM Musik - 10 Years 8MM Musik LP (8MM 016LP) 24.50
"Available on 180 gram white vinyl, all tracks are exclusive and unreleased and in cooperation with Anton Newcombe's UK based A Recordings. This is 8MM Musik's second compilation which contains exclusive tracks from the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Camera, Kadavar, and many more."

ACKER RECORDS (GERMANY)

ACKER 039EP

SUR, MARCUS: Zachow 12" (ACKER 039EP) 12.00
The melodic catchiness of Marcus Sur's productions vibrates somewhere between deep house and dub techno, taking the best of both worlds to yet another level. The minimal but heady tune of "The World in Small Doses" rings and throbs from a multitude of acoustic dimensions. "The Masquerade" is full of subliminal drama and perfidious complexity, whereas "The Lessons" is dominated by the dreamy voice of singer Ann Jasmund that expands over a heaving patchwork of warm harmony. "Magnetic Ribbons" is remixed by Mollono.Bass.

ALIVE RECORDS

ALIVE 145LP

THOMAS, IRMA: In Between Tears LP (ALIVE 145LP) 19.50
LP version. "Re-released for the first time since its original release in 1973. A lost classic that captures deep soul at its most poignant and resonant, couching Thomas' deeply affecting vocals in earthy arrangements that emphasize her gospel roots. In Between Tears is finally back."

ANALOG AFRICA (GERMANY)

AALP 073LP

ORCHESTRE POLY-RYTHMO DE COTONOU: Volume Three -- The Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk 1969-1980 2LP (AALP 073LP) 26.50
Gatefold double LP version. Analog Africa presents a new compilation of 14 funky tracks by the legendary Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou from Benin. Following two previous Poly-Rythmo collections released by the multiple award-winning label, 2008's The Vodoun Effect (AACD 064CD/AALP 064LP) and 2009's Echos Hypnotiques (AACD 066CD/AALP 066LP), this third compilation is another proof that our ears are facing "one of the funkiest bands in the world." Starting in 2005, Samy Ben Redjeb, Analog Africa's founder and compiler, made several trips to Benin, where he dug up most of the orchestra's output recorded between 1969 and 1983: hundreds of vinyl records and a few master tapes, in a total of 500 songs. With all that material in hands and the astonishing richness of the group's material, choosing the songs proved to be a tough task. Therefore, it seems only natural that it has taken a few years for this third volume to come out of Analog Africa's sonic treasure trove. The 14 tracks presented here have never been issued outside of Africa and most of them follow the spirit and sound of the first volume, The Vodoun Effect, which was a selection of songs released by small and obscure labels from this tiny country which was once known as Dahomey. Some of the songs presented here were recorded using a legendary piece of equipment -- a Swiss-made Nagra reel-to-reel recorder and one or two microphones, in private houses or open-air gardens, mostly at night. And still, it would be somewhat difficult for contemporary musicians and engineers to achieve the stunning quality of raw sound and the atmosphere obtained in these recordings, even if they booked the most modern and expensive studios out there today. One thing that immediately catches the attention listening to this compilation is the band's steamroller-like grooves employed by Gustave Bentho, the mythical bass master, and Leopold Yehouessi, the fantastic drummer -- for many, Africa's funkiest rhythm sections. The power of these tunes is phenomenal and shows true craftsmanship on both the composition and the production side. "Houton Kan Do Gome," composed by Bentho, would have made James Brown proud. "Ecoutes ma melodie" is destined to become a classic late-night tune for the many amazing tropical and Afro parties taking place around the globe. "Pourquoi pas?" and "A O O Ida" would be the kind of sound The Meters would have created were they born in Benin. On December 17th, 2012, Melome Clement, the man who formed the all-powerful orchestra, passed away of a heart attack. The "boss," as the other band members would tenderly call him, will be missed, but not forgotten. The soul of the music he created has permanently engraved itself in the soil of Benin.

AUDIOLITH (GERMANY)

AL 159EP

RAMPUE & JONEY: Rampue & Joney 7" (AL 159EP) 8.00
The next issue in the Audiolith singles club series is a conjunctional joint strictly aimed at the world's dancefloors, featuring the combined forces of two artists, Rampue and Joney -- both renowned far beyond the borders of their hometown for DJ and production efforts alike. Rampue's "Sonne, Park und Sterni" is a sweet, melodic trip into the realms of positive tech house vibes, while Joney's "Elbillharmonie" starts out on a dry, electroid 4/4 vibe but soon evolves into an epic, chord-driven (neo)trance vs. tech house banger.


AL 168EP

JONEY: Illowhead 12" (AL 168EP) 12.50
Jonas Schiefferdecker aka Joney is an experimental multi-genre music producer, drummer, and laptop musician from Hamburg, Germany and this is his debut 12" for Audiolith. "Get Drunk" is a 160 BPM production loaded with a stormy groove and melodies. "Fuck Em Up" is a post-trap song, and "OMG It's Ethno Music" features HEAVY bass drums. "Love Is Like an Ocean" combines classic and contemporary sound production methods, while "Illowhead" lays down some old school jungle loops and "Razorblade & Pancake" is a half-acoustic psy-garage anthem.


AL 173EP

RAMPUE: Mama Was a Progrocker 12" (AL 173EP) 12.50
Mama Was a Progrocker serves as a sneak preview of what the future holds for long-time fans of Rampue. Delving into the realms of slow and deep house with a warm, organic feel and heavy use of multi-layered disco loops, twanging guitar sounds, and carefully transformed vocal lines, each and every tune contained here speaks of a deep and heartfelt love for melody, soul, and romance. A tender and caressing attitude that's essential to the work of this Berlin-based producer these days.

AUS MUSIC (GERMANY)

AUS 1348EP

VYNEHALL, LEON: Brother/Sister EP 12" (AUS 1348EP) 12.50
Leon Vynehall has established himself as more than just your average dance producer: he's established himself as a genuine artist, whose approach to production carves its own unique path. The Brother/Sister EP is a master class in rough and ready house music -- the A-side is a brutal, hook-fuelled rhythm that has already been destroying clubs in Saul's own sets, while the flipside is balanced with an undeniable beauty and melodic character that many contemporaries would struggle to pull off.

CIRCUS COMPANY (FRANCE)

CC 013CD

PAILHES, EZECHIEL: Divine CD (CC 013CD) 17.00
For a long time before the success of Nôze led him to discover the rest of the world, Ezechiel Pailhès remained a prophet in his country. For a long time as well, he worked on creating what became his first solo album, waiting for the right moment when he could no longer contain all the melodies that populate this 14-leg epic. A voyage in a free world, where creation knows no formal constraints, transforming the original pieces without knowing in advance how they will end up, disguising the instruments so that they are mistaken for others -- nothing frightens this intrepid sailor whose ship is nevertheless securely moored at home in Paris. Sole master on board, the tinkerer illusionist prepares his piano with mechanic's tools (Scotch tape, rubber, percussion, wooden claves adrift over the strings), obtaining instruments that sound unexpected. Here are 14 captivating melodies like siren-songs, sometimes dressed in a simple lala or lyrics by David Lafore -- 14 ports of call offering a sweetness that is at times extremely melancholy, 14 pieces whose implacable refrains take root the first time you listen to them. This is indeed a divine crossing of wide-ranging references such as Serge Regianni, D'Angelo, Bernard Hermann, Timber Timbre, and Stevie Wonder but also Henri Duparc, Moondog, Keith Jarrett and Tony Bennett). Ezechiel's career as a pianist has evolved on the stages where he has been performing for years as a duo with Nicolas Sfintescu (Nôze). Divine is the companion for all trips, the disk you take to the deserted island and to the loft in Berlin, the disk that you play constantly without tiring of it because each listening reveals places you were unaware of, sounds that had not yet been discovered, because it thrills music lovers.

CLR (GERMANY)

CLR 067EP

REBEKAH: Cycles EP 12" (CLR 067EP) 14.00
After celebrating Rebekah's label membership with several memorable appearances at CLR events and her excellent edition of the imprint's popular Reconnected series, the label can now present you her first CLR release of original tracks. Cycles EP consists of four of her own productions which vividly express her personal trademark style of uncompromising techno, from the dark, driving and hypnotic side of the genre. Controlled distortion goes hand-in-hand with an intoxicating groove and blends into Rebekah's very own sonic recipe.

COCOON (GERMANY)

COR 105EP

UNER: Phamovi EP 12" (COR 105EP) 12.50
Spanish DJ and producer Uner is a child of the digital age. No pseudo retro-analog-attacks here and no looking at the Berlin hipster crowd. And he continues in that direction with his Cocoon Recordings debut. Vocal samples and spacey sound fragments meet warm and hypnotic arpeggio synths. There is a lot of room and deepness in here that creates a dreamy atmosphere which is hard to find in techno productions these days.

COMEME (ARGENTINA)

COMEME 023EP

PAZ, ALEJANDRO: Inside Job 12" (COMEME 023EP) 12.00
Alejandro Paz throws himself into turmoil just to come up with an agitating bunch of tracks dealing with inside jobs, pickpocket techniques, fucked-up gear and dark, consuming wishes. With Paz, there's always the oblivious glory of a crude, hypnotic, bass-heavy and self-sufficient beat, and he is well-accustomed with the art of making machines go nuts with mad jackness.

COULDN'T CARE MORE (GERMANY)

NT 001LP

STAREAWAY: No Life in This Ghost Town 2LP (NT 001LP) 20.00
Stareaway is Markus Guentner from Regensburg, of Kompakt and Ware fame, and Heiko Badje from Hamburg, the man behind saudade-driven pop band La Grande Illusion. Exploring the possibilities of combining Guentner's critically-acclaimed adventures in ambient scapes and Badje's melodies and distinctive singing, their track "Baghira," as an early result, was selected for Kompakt's Pop Ambient 6 compilation in 2005. Their first EP as Stareaway, called Learn How to Love Me, was released on Hamburg-based label Couldn't Care More in 2011, including a remix by deep house icon Osunlade, and the somewhat timeless electronic pop reference, "Unwise." Now Stareaway come up with their first album No Life in This Ghost Town (again on Couldn't Care More); seven sketches between song and track, deliberately carved from a shimmering wall of electronic sound by guitars, spiritualized voices and subtle melodies. It's caressing and thoughtful, but there is also a darkness that makes you shiver. Glowing embers in far away windows. Stareaway combine a vision of sound with multitudes of micro-organisms which take turns no one can foresee. And what may appear as a mere coincidence is in fact a concentrated search. They are seekers of the things lying underneath. Stareaway's No Life in This Ghost Town is mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri. Double vinyl plus download code. Layout by JL Prozess (Markus Guentner), artwork by Claudia Kugler.

CTF (GERMANY)

CTF 004EP

ICASOL: Meran EP 12" (CTF 004EP) 12.50
After the sold out and critically-acclaimed meta-Kraut-bombs dropped by Icasol, the nouveau art indie trip gets even deeper. Again Icasol and CTF go totally "Ü-Ei" on you and present yet another limited edition print/sticker (number four in his Universa sequence). Plus: endorphine heads and shoegazers beware of the accompanying music brain-chocolate. Available on 45RPM vinyl -- includes a limited edition artwork poster print.

CURLE RECORDINGS (BELGIUM)

CURLE 044EP

MOVE D: Wanna Do 12" (CURLE 044EP) 12.50
Move D is a true legend in deep, house music. When Curle Recordings found the track "Wanna Do" on the 50th Groove magazine CD full of exclusive tracks, they contacted him to ask if he would be interested in a vinyl release. The track was too good to be only available through that CD. So Move D sent a second -- also really great -- track along, and the result is right here.

DELSIN (NETHERLANDS)

DSR 098CD

BELTRAN, JOHN: Amazing Things CD (DSR 098CD) 17.00
After the well-received and career-spanning compilation that was 2011's Ambient Selections (DSR 088CD/LP), John Beltran returns with a brand-new album entitled Amazing Things. As a life-long pioneer of ambient soundscapes, blissful downbeat and stirring techno, Michigan-born John Beltran already has his place in history assured with a bulging back catalog that takes in influential releases on vital labels like Peacefrog and R&S. This 17-track album sees the man draw on his lifetime in music to craft an immediately timeless body of work that's stuffed with genuine musicality, pregnant with emotion and laden with organic blissfulness. Since Beltran's last original full-length, he admits a lot has changed. "I'm using all new gear and virtual synths that I didn't have when writing Human Engine, so it sounds different for sure. And let's just say that this album still wouldn't be finished had a friend not turned me on to the software Omnisphere." Despite new tools and techniques, Beltran's touch still shines through in his floating arrangements, opposing textures and organic resonance, as do the continued influences of favorite artists including Four Tet, Thom Yorke, and Johnny Greenwood. Tracks like opener "Retrouvailles" immediately submerge you into a utopian world with the distant sound of a playground coming over like the backdrop to a daydream, while more kinetic, splintered efforts like "Het Leven Is Mooi" recall the aforementioned patchwork beauty of Four Tet, and "Flower Power Submarine" carries you along on a warm summer breeze. Importantly, dark is contrasted with light throughout, so more sombre, melancholic drifts like "For Vangelis" sit next to the more uplifting violins and raindrop melodies of "Broken Machines." Overall a mature and hugely resonant album for grown-ups, Amazing Things is full of just that.

DERWIN (GERMANY)

DERWIN 008EP

PROMMER & BARCK: The Machine EP 12" (DERWIN 008EP) 12.00
"I Want You" and "The Machine" are recordings that emerged from Prommer & Barck's live gigs. Their passion for details and enchanting playfulness are evident in every aspect of their work. For "The Machine" they invited Berlin singer Flinte Voss, who's the voice behind the project Neve Naive. The slo-mo drum and bass mix is a real outstanding hybrid and a dance-genre connector. "I Want You" is a slick house smash with gusto. Finally, there is a slow-motion house remix by Paskal & Urban Absolutes.

DIYNAMIC (GERMANY)

DIYNAMIC 010LP

STIMMING: Stimming 2LP (DIYNAMIC 010LP) 21.00
Double LP version. Stimming's self-titled new album was born on the beaches of the Baltic Sea, during a five-week retreat from reality in the winter of 2012. The contrast of traditional and modern, of colorful yet sinister, of classical but still unheard compositions is the main focus of this album. These controversies are reflected in the album cover as well: bright waves surrounded by dark skies, a beautiful and enchanting cherry blossom placed upon two black, headless pigeons, bringing together elements that are not intended to be combined. These pigeons are the main theme of the track "Die Taube auf dem Dach," a track that brings across the hope and dream of freedom. The third track "Ferdinand (feat. Urzula Amen)" delivers driving basses, Spanish guitar sounds and beautiful vocals by singer Urzula Amen that emerge into multi-layered harmonies, accompanied by enchanting synthesizer sounds. She also appears on "From One Cell," which comes across as a light and sizzling -- yet soulful -- interpretation of modern house. "Die Mächtigen" is an anger-filled statement about the world's political and even daily life, for the sake of profit. The track "Cherry Bud" is set amidst what seems like a comfortable tea-time scene -- a beautiful piano piece is playing, providing a perfect reference for the later track "Cherry Blossom." Another example of Stimming's combination of classical elements very modern production methods is heard on the track "Dylan's Theme," where strings and bass seem to go hand-in-hand. As soon as the beautiful strings (played by Dylan Naylor) reach their climax, the artist mercilessly destroys them. The album reaches a deep and sinister point with the track "Uberblick" -- the artist's own voice creeps under your skin and the steady beat is interrupted by short kettledrum-rolls, making the track suspenseful and exciting. To round it all off, "Feeding Seagulls" is a reference to his first track, showing off a simple synthesizer harmony combined with a complex melody and bringing you back to the very beginning.

DRAG CITY

DC 049LP

THOMPSON, MAYO: Corky's Debt To His Father LP + 7" (DC 049LP) 20.00
2013 repress. LP version with bonus 7"; one of the great Drag City releases (and one of the great American music solo albums) finally on vinyl again. "In 1970, Mayo Thompson (once-and-future leader of The Red Krayola) recorded an album entitled Corky's Debt To His Father. Walt Andrus' Texas Revolution label released the record -- but just barely, selling a few hundred LPs with no promotion to speak of. The copies that made it into shops became the treasured objects of taste-makers around the globe -- which made Corky's Debt To His Father an influential record down the years. As punk rock, new wave, post-punk and all the rest came along, it was inevitable that this lost classic of independent music would be discovered by a wider audience. In 1988, the album was reissued on the UK Glass Records imprint but went out-of-print again in short order. Then in 1994, Drag City brought Corky's Debt To His Father back to the USA, as well as to the CD format for the first time. Additionally, a third pressing of the vinyl was made. The CD has been a perennial favorite ever since -- but after just a few months of robust sales, the LP artwork and jackets were destroyed in a fire, thus putting the end to the life of Corky's Debt To His Father on vinyl once again. Wrapped in a jacket that recalls the halcyon days of solid LP dominance, this new pressing comes with a 7" single featuring the instrumental 'Woof,' which was recorded at the same sessions but not released until The Red Krayola's 2004 compilation CD Singles. The B-side of this single is a never-before heard take on John Cage's '4'33"' played by fellow traveller Sergei McUgly."


DC 154CD

ROYAL TRUX: 3-Song EP CD (DC 154CD) 11.00
2013 repress. "1998, and according to the press, Royal Trux were back in action. Given the powerful response to Accelerator, an EP would be needed soon -- and with a long European tour impending, what better time than the present? In short order, the three songs were recorded, along with a fourth, a cover of Dire Straits' 'Money for Nothing' which was set aside to be used as a B-side for a planned UK single release. The songs were a funky bunch -- 'Deafer Than Blind' was a sweet 'n' sour ballad built off a drum loop, 'Run, Shaker Life' was a Richie Havens cover with spiritual overtones and 'The United States of America vs. One 1974 Cadillac El Dorado Sedan' was a proggy group jam that featured an extensive libretto and comprised one of the longest Royal Trux song yet. The static-crisp high end of Accelerator was abandoned in favor of a smeared, bottom-heavy sound, showcasing the thunder in the stomping rhythm section and a darker tone in Hagerty's bent-neck histrionics. This was something that one might almost regard as straight-up rock in Royal Trux terms, and Neil and Jennifer harmonized in their own unique way throughout the record. 3-Song EP is now available again for the first time in almost a decade."


DC 154EP

ROYAL TRUX: 3-Song EP 12" (DC 154EP) 12.00
12" version.


DC 179LP

SWEENEY & BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY, MATT: Superwolf LP (DC 179LP) 15.00
2013 repress, originally released 2005; LP version. "This record, Superwolf, is credited to Matt Sweeney and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. Bonnie challenged Matt to write music to a series of song lyrics, and this collaboration was done over some months, and included live shows in London, New Orleans, Brooklyn, and Baltimore. The two retired to Paul Oldham's Rove Studios to lay the songs down. They enlisted the help of drummer Peter Townsend, and vocalist Sue Schofield dropped in for a brief cameo."


DC 407BK

HARRINGTON, CURTIS: Nice Guys Don't Work in Hollywood: The Adventures of an Aesthete in the Movie Business Book (DC 407BK) 18.00
"What other film director has a) created avant-garde films and was part of Kenneth Anger's inner circle, b) directed critically acclaimed and cult-adored horror films like Night Tide and Games, and c) directed episodes of Charlie's Angels and Dynasty? The answer can only be Curtis Harrington. Nice Guys Don't Work in Hollywood is a fast-paced view of Harrington's journey through the kaleidoscope of the movie business, acting alternately as personal memoir and cultural history from a veteran of the entertainment business. In addition, Harrington was living as a gay man in Hollywood and the book gives a rare peek into the hidden world of what was then an elite subculture. What sets this memoir apart is Harrington's unusual career trajectory. Starting in 1940s avant-garde heyday, Harrington made several deeply intuitive and evocative films which were heralded by the likes of Maya Deren and Anaïs Nin. Against all odds, he then became a Hollywood insider, working as assistant for the infamous Jerry Wald. Nice Guys Don't Work in Hollywood chronicles this strange arc with wit and campy style. It is both a serious study of film aesthetics, and a gossipy tell-all. Along the way, an unlikely cast of characters including Dennis Hopper, Christopher Isherwood, Shelley Winters, Marilyn Monroe, Stanley Kubrick, and Aaron Spelling share space with the machinations of the film and TV business making this a truly unique look at the Hollywood dream." Paperback, 272 pages; list price: $19.95.


DC 438LP

OM: Advaitic Songs 2LP (DC 438LP) 20.00
2013 repress; double LP version. "Where God Is Good was the first step in a more ornate and sophisticated direction for Om, Advaitic Songs achieves a level of composition that would've been impossible to foresee. There remains the singularity of purpose that is the core of all Om records, but no single reason can account for this comprehensive nature of their evolution. On this album the core primary sound of Om remains, yet everything reaches further and becomes more of itself. Whatever drone-doom camp that Om had previously been placed in has been decimated by the sheer imagination and expansive quality of this recording. For a band that has continually followed its own course, and stood alone in its sound and approach, Advaitic Songs for certain, is the band's most focused, progressive document."


DC 559LP

FATHER YOD AND THE SOURCE FAMILY: The Source Family Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP (DC 559LP) 18.00
Repressed; LP version. "For the soundtrack to The Source Family documentary, a selection of material was chosen to include the widest variety of Source Family members, showcasing the talents of many not previously showcased. And so, in addition to Ya Ho Wa 13 members Djin, Sunflower and Octavius, we also hear the contributions of Cinderella, Ahom, Aquariana, Anastasia, Rhythm, Horn, Electron, Zoroaster, Vibration, Pythias, Damian, and Zinaru -- as well as the omnipotent Yahowa himself, Father Yod. Their music ranges from soulful to spiritual to shamanistic, with Father fronting the band on journeys through inner and outer psychosis and bliss. These recordings were intended to further the teachings of Yahowa, and while they certainly do so, what the listener is left with some forty years on, aside from a deeply compelling curiosity, is..."

EASY ACTION (UK)

EARS 050CD

THUNDERS, JOHNNY: Hurt Me 2CD (EARS 050CD) 21.50
"The original acoustic album recorded in Paris in 1983, now remastered. This album has been out of print for over 10 years. Now includes a free bonus disc of the complete Hurt Me showcase concert in London, in-depth liner notes by Kris Needs, and unseen photographs. Comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve."

ECHOCORD COLOUR (GERMANY)

ECHOCOL 024EP

HESS, LUKE: Analog Passion 12" (ECHOCOL 024EP) 12.50
Echocord Colour welcomes back Detroit's Luke Hess. The ancient Greek word for passion is paskho, which means "to suffer." This EP was created with a passion for not only the analog machines that created it, but also for the people on the dancefloor. Out of an artist's toil and suffering, it is possible to create special moments in other people's lives. The "Paskho" track comes in two versions and both are powerful enough for the dancefloor peak-time. Light blue vinyl.

EDITIONS MEGO (AUSTRIA)

EMEGO 168LP

INNODE: Gridshifter LP (EMEGO 168LP) 20.00
Innode enters the world with an audacious debut of rhythm and sound, space and silence, and an astonishing blend of the acoustic and the electronic. Spearheaded by Stefan Németh (cofounder of Radian, Lokai) in close collaboration with Steven Hess (Locrian, Pan.American, Cleared) and Bernhard Breuer (Elektro Guzzi, Tumido), Gridshifter is an intense, astonishing sonic experience which navigates the line between formal structures and experimental interplay. Conceived as a series of cross-bred experiments where, on one side, a human rhythm triggers electronic signals while on the other electronic textures sculpt a platform for physical human engagement. The stark dynamics and human/non-human interaction manifests itself as a thrilling exposé of 21st century rhythm and noise. The term "gridshifter" plays on the idea of composed disorder by applying opposing moves upon a template of rigid structure. On certain tracks, a strict timeline or grid is spiked via grids of a different size being played at the same time, while on others, Steven and Bernhard "shifted" the grid by overlaying their own rhythms, resulting in a destabilized sonic environment. As Németh describes the artwork he sums up the entire modus operandi, "These arrays, or biochips, are samples of DNA laid out as a series of microscopic spots bound to a small glass slide. Corresponding images look highly organized, but show a lot of tiny imperfections at the same time... this fact makes them especially interesting for me." Innode explore an exhilarating terrain whereby simple, pure forms, both human and electronic weave together, unfeathered, untarnished, unprocessed, leaving a web of intense, extreme sonic dynamics. "Dedispersion I & II" and "Planes and Numbers" originally written for an exhibition by Andrés Ramírez Gaviria. Members: Stefan Németh (synthesizers), Steven Hess (drums) (on B-side), Bernhard Breuer (drums) (on "Dedispersion I & II").

ENDLESS FLIGHT (JAPAN)

EF 055EP

EDDIE C: Remixed Vol. 2 12" (EF 055EP) 15.50
Second remix single cut from the Eddie C album Country City Country, with three of Endless Flight's favorite producers (Kza, Young Marco, and Rune Lindbæk) presenting epic remixes. Already supported by DJ Harvey, Todd Terje, and many others.

EVAMORE MUSIC (GERMANY)

EMM 005EP

MADLUNG, DANIEL: Infinity 12" (EMM 005EP) 12.50
Outstanding debut on Evamore Music by Daniel Madlung. Includes a remix by Ronald Christoph and another great cover drawing by Kouhei Matsunaga.

FREUDE AM TANZEN (GERMANY)

FREUDE 008LP

KAROCEL: Plaited 2LP (FREUDE 008LP) 21.00
Double LP version. Includes a download coupon for the album. Freude Am Tanzen presents the debut album from Karocel. What do you do when a live project exceeds its own ambitions? Just keep doing the wonderful concerts and eventually head to the studio. Sounds simple and conclusive. In the case of Karocel, that was exactly how they went about it and surprisingly, all six band members made it happen. Though the four members of Marbert Rocels, Mathias Kaden, and Michael-Mitchi-Nagler have known each other from their hometown along the Gera-Jena-Erfurt corridor, and the Karocel live shows have been well-received, an album is an entirely different beast. In the fall of 2012 everyone got together in Marbert Rocel's studio for three intense jam sessions. With a single click it all began -- after a while everything was knotted together only to be woven through the mixer where it then lay. Post-production vocals and overdubs weren't needed. The 10 pearls that emerged from those sessions glistened in their raw form and now, the multifaceted nature of a Karocel event is now available in album format. In various dramatic curves Plaited prances over the dancefloor. Right smack in the middle there are tracks like "This One," "Tease You," and "Undo" and the bar-shaking "Vox," "Watts," "Boys," and "Don't Play," the kissing-on-the-sofa "Without" and the one for on the way home, "Parallels." Plaited is a complete work of art, no question.


FREUDE 064EP

MONKEY MAFFIA: M.M.M.C.3.EP 12" (FREUDE 064EP) 12.00
There are of course a whole lotta clubs: you can go in or out, to dance, some go to play football, in some you can smoke and in others you can have a drink. Still, none of them pleases the palate like the Monkey Maffia Music Club directed by Sören Bodner. This EP fairly brims with ideas yet retains a snooty character amidst smart breaks. Added to that is the sorely-missed portion of schlobber-knock and feverishness under the disco ball.

FUTURE DAYS (UK)

FDR 603CD

HURLEY, MICHAEL: Armchair Boogie CD (FDR 603CD) 15.00
"Recorded with Jesse Colin Young, Armchair Boogie is Hurley's debut album proper, and the one in which he set out his stall as purveyor of charming, homely, folksy songs. It is essentially 14 songs about love and strange things -- werewolves ('Werewolf'), institutionalized English gentry ('English Nobleman'), and aquatic birds ('Penguin') all appear. Credited to Michael Hurley and pals, Young is among the friends who appear. Largely acoustic, it features little more than the sound of Hurley's guitar and voice and the occasional mouth trumpet. This is the highly sought-after album sounding better than it ever has. It comes with a 36-page facsimile reproduction of the cartoon book drawn by Hurley, who does all his own artwork, this time following the exploits of two hick wolves named Jocko and Boone. It's housed in a deluxe, gatefold tip-on jacket."


FDR 604CD

HURLEY, MICHAEL: Hi Fi Snock Uptown CD (FDR 604CD) 15.00
"Featuring 14 twisted songs produced by 'Banana' and Joe Bauer, Hi Fi Snock Uptown saw Hurley amplifying some of Armchair Boogie's willfully esoteric qualities and delivering an album that explores the full range of his sound, from blues to country and folk to playful sounds -- like his crow impressions on 'Old Black Crow.' As 'Twilight Zone' neatly puts it, 'everything is weird.' It also features some of his most loved songs such as 'Water Train,' 'Eyes, Eyes,' and the gorgeous traveling track 'Blue Driver.' This is the highly sought-after album sounding better than it ever has, complete with Hurley's own unmistakable sleeve art. It's housed in a deluxe, gatefold tip-on jacket."

GET PHYSICAL MUSIC (GERMANY)

GPM 225EP

SIMKO, KATE: Lost in London 12" (GPM 225EP) 12.00
"Last summer I moved from Chicago to London, and this EP followed me through the madness." Kate Simko says about how her sensual Get Physical debut, Lost in London EP came to be. "'Closer feat. Jem Cooke' is the follow-up song with Jem Cooke after our collaboration from last year, 'Go On Then'." Kate's groove and rhythm-heavy sound shines throughout the release -- from the chords of "Closer feat. Jem Cooke" to the bass pump of "Out of Order."

HANDMADE BIRDS

HBDIS 054LP

LYCIA: Cold 2LP (HBDIS 054LP) 29.00
"A monumentally influential classic, and the first of any Lycia to be issued on vinyl. Archived on 180 gram wax in polylined inner sleeves. This edition of 600 is the newest installment of the Handmade Birds Dark Icons series, and comes with a digital download that includes the track 'Antarctica' from the new album entitled Quiet Moments (their first in over a decade)."


HBEATS 061CD

TROLLER: Troller CD (HBEATS 061CD) 8.00
"The first release in the all new Handmade Beats series, this dark--psych--electronic gem has previously seen release on the cassette format (Living Tapes), and vinyl (on the band's own Holodeck Records). For how heavy Troller proves itself to be throughout its debut release, it's striking that the brooding melodies and gothic song-¬architecture remain unusually endearing, evocative, and... well, catchy, for such an overall crushing effort. Troller taps into the underworlds of drone, noise, and various waves of dark electronica, as well as pop, though never owing allegiance to any one influence in particular."

HUNDEBISS (ITALY)

H 023LP

DRACULA LEWIS: U$e Your Illu$ion$ LP (H 023LP) 23.50
After a 12" for the Souterrain Transmissions label, Dracula Lewis delivers his long-awaited debut full-length U$e Your Illu$ion$; a title which evokes an imaginary deviant glamor which is synonymous with the teasing nature and sense of mystery that's part of Dracula Lewis' world. Working with an abundance of pop-based ideas and an abstract mentality, the record brings to mind, in manner and tone, hallucinatory avant strategies that were typical of the second wave of industrial. The material is based around a narrative of total fantasy, sometimes very dark, others a shimmering duel between light and shadow. Piercing synth tones, pounding beats, samples and effected vocals are the staples of U$e Your Illu$ion$'s sonic make-up, while each song confronts traditional song structure as well as embraces them with a certain amount of playful austerity. They also form an estranged narrative visually that ridicules the emptiness within the density of Dracula Lewis' stylistic and fantastical references. Like his contemporary Sewn Leather (who is covered here on "Smoke Ov the Punk"), it's the underlying punk attitude to U$e Your Illu$ion$ which hits home the most, using primitive electronics and dub techniques to epitomize desecration and neglect. Die-cut, fold-out sleeve.

HYDRA HEAD

HH666 072LP

DISCORDANCE AXIS: Jouhou 2LP (HH666 072LP) 25.50
"Discordance Axis found their unique voice on 1997's Jouhou (Japanese for 'Information'), turning in 18 minutes of sleek, cyberpunked grind that directly addressed human frailty and emotions rather than recycling the same political jeremiads and empty slogans. Jouhou came one year before Nasum's Inhale/Exhale and four years before Pig Destroyer's Prowler in the Yard. It signaled a sea change in grindcore." Comes with a 24 page booklet.

IMPORTANT RECORDS

IMPREC 383CD

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O.: In Search of the Lost Divine Arc CD (IMPREC 383CD) 14.00
"Acid Mothers Temple's In Search of the Lost Divine Arc heads in a completely different direction from 2012's Son of a Bitches Brew. Harder, faster, and more riff-rock oriented, this record is here to slay. AMT skews their vibe between Zeppelin and Beefheart, coming out with another classic Acid Mothers ripper in the process. "


IMPREC 383LP

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O.: In Search of the Lost Divine Arc 2LP (IMPREC 383LP) 24.00
Deluxe double LP pressed in an edition of 1000 copies, housed in a gatefold sleeve.

IN THE FISHTANK (NETHERLANDS)

FISH 009LP

SONIC YOUTH/I.C.P./THE EX: In the Fishtank 9 LP (FISH 009LP) 16.00
"In 2001 while in Europe, Sonic Youth were invited to record with Dutch improv masters I.C.P. (Han Bennink, Ab Baars, and Walter Wierbos), and Luc and Terrie of The Ex. The result is delicate, abstract, and elusive. Think of it as pop music based on sounds, instantly composed and instantly fantasized."

KOMPAKT (GERMANY)

KOM 273EP

MAYER, MICHAEL: Mantasy Remixe 3 12" (KOM 273EP) 12.00
One highly-praised full-length later, Michael Mayer's release schedule is still crammed with premium content. His sophomore album Mantasy (KOMP 100CD/KOM 250LP) already saw two successful remix EPs, sporting some of Michael's favorite artists -- a series that now finds a fitting last chapter with Mantasy Remixe 3. Four exciting reworks take you up close and personal with top players from Kompakt's inner circle, including Jürgen Paape, Jörg Burger (aka The Modernist), Matias Aguayo, and Terranova.


KOM 275LP

SCHWELLENBACH, GREGOR: Spielt 20 Jahre Kompakt 2LP+CD (KOM 275LP) 40.50
Deluxe double LP version in hardbound packaging. Includes a CD of the album and a music book with piano scores for solo pieces and full scores for ensemble pieces. From the borderlands between faux pop and cheerful science comes Cologne's multi-instrumentalist Gregor Schwellenbach, who separated 20 label classics from their dance roots and re-recorded them as chamber music. The sophisticated arrangements, which the studied composer Gregor Schwellenbach writes for everything, have been primarily adorning the landscapes of theater, film, radio and television so far. Now, the master of over a thousand instruments has submitted his pop-experimental expertise for Kompakt's back-catalog, radically shifting up some of the numerous evergreens hiding in there. Not only aficionados of musical synthesis are likely to rub their ears in wonder, when internationally-celebrated techno bangers like Voigt & Voigt's "Vision 03" or Mayer/Voigt's "Less Than Zero" suddenly beguile the frequency spectrum as beatless, melancholic piano miniatures. The multi-talented musician also gets help from other, equally adept artists, who put their personality and virtuosity in the service of the unusual task at hand: with flutist Dorothee Oberlinger, a veritable star of the classical music scene enters the stage, but also guitarist Christian Buck or harpist Jane Berthe are well recognized in their respective fields, normally performing the likes of Steve Reich and Claude Debussy to a delighted audience. The instruments used in the recordings happen to be stars, too: for example, there's a rare GDR-built keyboard called "Weltmeister Basset" that contributes to a re-arranged "Everlasting" from Kaito, an old studio harmonium whose hypnotic whisper can be heard on Closer Musik's revamped "On Two Three (No Gravity)," or the epic "Kyai Sangu" used for Voigt & Voigt's "Gong Audio," a Gamelan orchestra found at Cologne's Rautenstrauch-Joest museum. Usually, Kompakt's weapon of choice is the straight bass drum, with its minimalist beauty fueling their dialectics. But they never wanted to become strict guardians of an imagined holy grail, a fact clearly recognized by Gregor, who gives a new voice to each of the selected tracks, in order to be able to tell new stories. With surprisingly rephrased acoustic versions of seminal tracks like Jürgen Paape's "Triumph" (for prepared piano), Justus Köhncke's "Was Ist Musik" (for string quartet), or Closer Musik's "Maria" (for piano), the artist makes some pretty bold assertions while managing to retain the core of the experience -- the melody, the hook, the feeling -- while making it shine in new splendor

LINE

LINE 060CD

BASINSKI + RICHARD CHARTIER, WILLIAM: Aurora Liminalis CD (LINE 060CD) 13.00
Repressed. "Line is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the second highly anticipated collaboration from renowned composer William Basinski and sound artist Richard Chartier. Aurora Liminalis is a rich and nebulous soundtrack, the aural equivalent of undulating trails of light. Disintegrating spatial shifts incorporating the two artists' distinct sonic palettes mesh to create a slow, deep ebb and flow, like some melting spectral transmission. The work has a distinct complex presence, difficult to resist its pull. Befitting cover image by visual artist James Elaine."

LOKEE MUSIK (UK)

LOKEE 002EP

AFRIQUA: Melt EP 12" (LOKEE 002EP) 14.00
Lokee Musik's sophomore release features Afriqua. The title-track features broken groove with Afriqua's minimal perspective. Electric pulse stabs are at the heart of this rhythm and drive it with a much-appreciated space. Vocals from Sorcha Richardson add an eerie, anthemic touch. Cesar Merveille delivers the first remix -- an epic 12-minute journey that maintains Afriqua's hypnotic intentions with a more uplifting and positive tone. James Teej provides his trademark synth-work for the other remix.

LOVE HARDER RECORDS (GERMANY)

LHR 008EP

GUARDATE: Would I Lie 12" (LHR 008EP) 12.50
You have to repeat the truth always -- because of the error around, it is preached, not by individuals, but by the masses. So the madness is invisible when it gains sufficiently large proportions. In this case, we are connected: I am you and you are me! Would I lie to you? Who does not know the truth is a fool. Do you want to be a part of the silly people? Available as a limited edition red vinyl 12".

MAD DECENT

MAD 165LP

DIPLO: Express Yourself 2LP (MAD 165LP) 68.00
"Mad Decent teams up with Serato to press Diplo's genre bending Express Yourself EP on vinyl for the first time. Pressed on translucent red wax, the package also comes with two Diplo themed slipmats. Much like a live Diplo set, the EP spans genres from dancehall to New Orleans bounce to EDM and a laundry list of exciting collaborations, from dubstep superstars Datsik and Flinch to dancehell pioneer Elephant Man and up and coming artists Gent & Jawans. Each artist brings something exciting and new to Diplo's wild productions. The EP's title track feature the maddening beats and booty-popping sound of New Orleans bounce with NO native Nicky Da B, and has amassed over two million plays on Youtube and radio play across the United States."

METROLINE LIMITED (UK)

MLTD 063EP

EAST END DUBS: Argo 12" (MLTD 063EP) 12.00
East End Dubs delivers a surgical strike on this Metroline four-track release. "Summa Dis" hits us with a top-drawer Chi Town bass line, while "Argo" brings together bruising on-beat bass hits, and skittish perc elements that cut like a razor. Clever EQ-riding, and some sexy French vox give the track depth. Snilloc takes remixing duties on "Summa Dis," twisting the original into a track pounder, and finally we end up in the once-fashionable "Hoxton," while has a ghostly, nostalgic quality.

MO'S FERRY (GERMANY)

MFP 064EP

APENDICS.SHUFFLE & DILO: Wonderfully Drifting 12" (MFP 064EP) 12.00
Mo's Ferry presents a super groovy house EP by [a]pendics.shuffle and Dilo. On the A-side is the driving but also kind of trippy "Wonderful Wonderfall." Dapayk's remix adds more definition to the track and moves it towards the techy department. The deep "Drifting Away" on the B-side impresses with beautiful laid-back vocals embedded in a dreamy cloud of slowly spinning pads. Kenneth Scott partly waived the deepness to give room for extensive and creative bass line work.

MODERN LOVE (UK)

LOVE 081LP

MILES: Faint Hearted 2LP (LOVE 081LP) 25.50
Repressed! Miles has been releasing material on Modern Love for a decade, first as one-half of Pendle Coven, then on his own as MLZ, and eventually pairing up with Sean Canty to record as Demdike Stare. In between he's also pursued more experimental terrain under the Suum Cuique moniker, produced jungle for the HATE project and (together with Andy Stott) taken on the occasional release as Millie & Andrea for Modern Love sub-label Daphne. He is also an admired, exhilarating DJ, and his sets have been known to span a broad spectrum of electronic music, from the obscure UK techno of labels like Radioactive Lamb and Irdial, to classic Chicago house, Detroit techno and -- most importantly -- early '90s jungle and breakbeat, feeding into his love of the most uncompromising end of the Italian experimental movement, musique concrète, synthwave, and contemporary noise. After more than 10 years of producing, Faint Hearted is his debut solo album -- an exposition of Miles' love of electronic music in all its shapes, harnessing his fidgety production style into one expansive, restless set of tracks. The album opens with the filtered and looped jungle mutation of "Lebensform," through to the minimal, barely-noticeable bass-shifts of "Irreligious," the classic Plastikman-infused looped ruffage of "Status Narcissism" and the padded bliss of "Sense Data," coming across like a lost Move D production from the classic Studio Pankow era. The second half opens with "Rejoice," a slowly-unfurling 4/4 variant that sounds like a more technofied and electric take on his work with Demdike Stare, while "Archaic Thought Pattern 1" invades a sequence of strings and bass notes with blasts of white noise, sounding like something off Aphex Twin's Donkey Rhubarb EP rebuilt by Mika Vainio. The set ends with the evocative field-recorded sequence "Queuing" and the ambient futurism of "Loran Dreams," in some respects the straightest, most affecting nine-minute stretch yet from a producer who is seemingly unable to settle or stand still. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton, pressed at Pallas.

MONKEYTOWN (GERMANY)

MONKEY 033LP

SIRIUSMO: Enthusiast 2LP (MONKEY 033LP) 25.00
Double LP version. As soon as Mosaik, Siriusmo's debut album, got released in 2010, studio-work for the sophomore album began. Unfortunately, the myth of the difficult second album became a reality and so the album changed its face again and again, got delayed various times, until finally, at the beginning of 2013, Siriusmo was happy with what he had accomplished. After beat works for Snoop Dogg and an album collaboration with Boys Noize, Siriusmo now finally presents Enthusiast, his long-anticipated second album. Enthusiast features 13 songs ranging from neo-disco house tunes, electro-pop, cutting edge hip-hop to UK bass-inspired beat constructs and various electronic listening experiments. Multifaceted and eclectic as always, Siriusmo knows how to satisfy high expectations without compromising his sound. To some, Mosaik felt less like an album and more like a compilation, with its drastic jumps from genre to genre and its wild-style, all-over-the-place attitude. Regardless of which opinion you share, Enthusiast combines the best of both worlds and makes for one of the most compelling offerings from Siriusmo in his more than a decade-long recording career. The album still shows no signs of a one-sided sound, but at the same time, it is a more homogeneous and mature piece of work. Enthusiast definitely bears the hallmarks of what we've come to expect from a great Siriusmo record.

MORPHINE RECORDS (ITALY)

DOSER 017LP

METASPLICE: Infratracts 2LP (DOSER 017LP) 23.00
Infratracts revealed. Eight outstanding tracks from the twisted minds of Philadelphia's finest. After the Topographic Interference four-tracker and the abstract head-banger Decant/Churn releases, the duo formed by Kenneth_Lay and V.Hold has established the fundamentals of a real new generation of psychedelia and wild technological freedom. This is the clear and definitive Metasplice manifesto: fist-rising -- scream if you can read it.

MULE MUSIQ (GERMANY)

MUSIQ 161EP

DJ SPRINKLES: Queerifications & Ruins Vinyl Sampler 1 12" (MUSIQ 161EP) 14.50
The double CD Queerifications & Ruins (MUSIQ 042CD) features almost all the remixes DJ Sprinkles did between 2010 and 2013. This first vinyl sampler features remixes of tracks by Oh, Yoko and Parallax Beat Brothers.


MUSIQ 162EP

DJ SPRINKLES: Queerifications & Ruins Vinyl Sampler 2 12" (MUSIQ 162EP) 14.50
This second vinyl sampler features two previously-unreleased remixes of June's "Lost Area."

MUSIC MAN (BELGIUM)

MM 167EP

HOOD, ROBERT: Black Technician 12" (MM 167EP) 12.50
Motor: Nighttime World 3 is widely-regarded as one of the best albums of 2012. Music Man is proud to present the third single, including remixes from the Underground Resistance crew. There are two different versions for you to check out: the "UR Mad Mike Remix" features founding UR member Mike Banks with edits by Skurge and Ray 7. On the "DirtTech UR Remix" Mad Mike collaborated with Waajeed. Also includes the original track on its own side.

MUYSIC FOR PEOPLES (FINLAND)

MUYSIC 008LP

AAVIKO: Planet Fun-Fun LP (MUYSIC 008LP) 25.00
The legendary electronic synthesizer music group from Finland, Aaviko, return with a new mini-LP. Aavikko is a trio comprised of Tomi Kosonen, Tomi Leppänen, and Paul Staufenbiel. Between them, these three also share membership in Finnish groups Circle, K-X-P, Astro Can Caravan, and Pharaoh Overlord. This mini-LP contains electro-acoustic desert light-rock and pop music, also some jazz and so-called funky music, while also combining classical music's scales. Aavikko (meaning "the desert" in Finland's Suomi language) has existed since 1995. Leppänen's incredibly precise drumming combines with analog electronic sequences, and Kosonen and Staufenbiel's synthesizers form catchy sounds. Planet Fun-Fun also features Swedish singer Slobyn and Dr. Albania as a background singer. And for the first time in Aavikko, the electric guitar is also heard, from rising young talent Tero Holopainen. Recorded in STINK studio, and mixed by Ilari Larjosto.

NIGHT SLUGS (UK)

SLUG 014EP

L-VIS 1990: Ballads 12" (SLUG 014EP) 14.50
"Three brand new, vital, atmosphere-soaked club tracks from L-Vis 1990. The Ballads EP continues the process, transposing the listener to the flooded underwater realm. It's the sound of a '00s Sublow bass tone emerging from warm '80s analog oscillators, letting you up for air before sucking you down once again as drum fragments and debris float by through the murk."

NUMERO GROUP

NUMERO 049CD

IASOS: Celestial Soul Portrait CD (NUMERO 049CD) 14.00
"Inspired by the infinitely numbered harmonies transmitted by Vista, a benevolent being from a distant dimension, Iasos broke ground for a new age of electronic sound manipulation. His was pioneering work -- done from a bohemian boat-slip home office -- on some of the first commercially available synthesizers and, on stage, into the kaliedoscopic heart of psychedelic-era concert visuals. As life-affirming and attuned to spirit as Iasos' soul portraits were, prestigious psychology departments heard in them the tones humans hear at the precipice between life and death. Before ambient and new age were so named and codified, the 'Paradise Music' of Iasos -- represented here by 13 selections transmitted between 1975 and 1985 -- brought Earth-transcriptions of a vast and galactic sound healing to a planet much in need."


NUMERO 049LP

IASOS: Celestial Soul Portrait 2LP (NUMERO 049LP) 21.00
Gatefold double LP version.

OLDE ENGLISH SPELLING BEE

OESB 066LP

CHAOS DESTROY: Lightning Strikes Twice LP (OESB 066LP) 18.00
"Taking cues from the wordless death-grind proto-metal of the first Obituary LP, Chaos Destroy somehow takes the fear-soaked brain of that tiny dude from the o.g. The Fly (two micro-seconds before he gets his web-trapped body eaten by the world most gruesome spider ever) and power-channel it thru the most horribly unmusical-rotten guitar speaker cones since the creation of music. Speaking of music: inside this LP there is none. It's not just mere dribbling noise; its like a one dimensional terra-plane of cultural war of warbly Anime-frightmares clashing in a baby dumping dumpster in a Baltimore/DC area alleyway during a wretched static storm while the co-criminal on watch nods off on the job whilst Ipod'in The Swankys. On a Tuesday morning. In the Spring. I've seen pictures of this band: but someone pulled a horrid prank and replaced the bullet-belts and street punx ice grills with shorts, muffin tops and smiles. Huh? Confusion chaos is the fighting spirit: The LP begins with some semblance of structure and riffs but like a magician armed with 10,000,000 daisy-chained death metal pedals instead of card tricks: the cunning seems to come on too quick to warrant a double-featured extended stay, unless the members want to 'Fuck More.'" - Inzane Johnny Olson.

PARADISE OF BACHELORS

POB 008CD

GUNN, STEVE: Time Off CD (POB 008CD) 13.00
"In the city we're all angling for quittin' time, laboring along and among the hours, searching and scheming for the sweet sound of those two easy words: Time Off. It's something you take -- or sometimes steal, like a thief or a baserunner -- but seems you can never get enough of it. It's regulated, rationed, and billed by volume, like water or electricity or ice cream. Sometimes you have to beg the boss for more, or even for a trifling taste. So let's make time! Let's roll the dice and get these old bones out on the road again. Steve Gunn's new album imagines the fugitive moments afforded us during time off, out, and away as occasions for dilatory investigations into our immediate environments and interiors. Time Off showcases the virtuosic guitarist and songwriter's oblique character sketches and story-songs, some of which, like 'Lurker' and 'Street Keeper,' portray specific denizens of his Brooklyn neighborhood. 'Old Strange' celebrates Jack Rose, a dear and departed friend and muse. Those contemplative studies frame Gunn's most affecting, accessible and articulate work of pure song-craft to date. His definitive statement as a songwriter, Time Off represents the culmination of nearly fifteen years of stylistic experimentation as a solo artist, a member of GHQ and the Gunn-Truscinski Duo, and more recently, as a guitarist in fellow Philadelphia-bred troubadour Kurt Vile's touring band the Violators. Gunn's first eponymous album with a full band, Time Off harnesses a core trio format to launch his compositions into new, luminous strata; the songs have evolved through disciplined trio interplay with longtime collaborator John Truscinski on drums and Justin Tripp (formerly of Aspera and Favourite Sons) on bass and guitar. Helena Espvall (Espers) also guests on cello. Steve's keen baritone voice features more prominently than ever before on these tunes, each of which feels both more rigorous and expansive than previous efforts."


POB 008LP

GUNN, STEVE: Time Off LP (POB 008LP) 23.00
LP version. Features a matte, tip-on jacket and full-color inner sleeve. Comes with a digital download coupon.

PERLON (GERMANY)

PERL 061EP

BABY FORD & ZIP: The Riverbed/Morning Sir (Version) 12" (PERL 061EP) 14.00
2013 repress; originally released 2007. "Baby Ford and Zip locked themselves in the studio after January's Get Perlonized party in Berlin and the result is this 12" with 2 very special tracks. The A-side, entitled 'The Riverbed' doesn't lack those subtle, humorous details that we already know from productions of this duo.The B-side offers a new, extended version of last year's contribution for the Superlongevity4 compilation entitled 'Morning Sir.'"


PERL 065EP

MELCHIOR PRODUCTIONS: Don Juan/In The Spirit 12" (PERL 065EP) 14.00
2013 repress, originally released 2007. "This 12" is a great foretaste of Thomas Melchior's album No Disco Future. Both tracks won't be available on this album. The A-side features a mesmerizing, deep and warm house tune of the kind you can't crop because it's getting better and better. Melodic, yet with a perfect sense of what to omit. On the flipside, Melchior takes it to a more abstract level keeping the groove clearly in mind. House music!"


PERL 067EP

STL: Lost In Brown Eyes 12" (PERL 067EP) 14.00
2013 repress, originally released in 2008. Stephan Laubner aka STL with 3 tracks for Perlon. Stephan manages to create this very unique atmosphere... very reduced, very deep. Additional loops on the A-side.

PERSONAL INJURY

PI 001LP

MOORE, R. STEVIE: Delicate Tension LP (PI 001LP) 19.00
"Personal Injury is pleased to present R. Stevie Moore's classic second album Delicate Tension, originally released by Stevie's uncle on HP Music in 1978. Delicate Tension is regarded as an absolute highlight of RSM's massive discography and was featured as one of his six most essential albums in the Wire's (issue #340) cover article. Reissued for the first time on vinyl in an exact-repro sleeve and mastered from a digital transfer off the original analog reels." Includes a download coupon.


PI 002LP

MOORE, R. STEVIE: Glad Music LP (PI 002LP) 19.00
"Personal Injury is pleased to present R. Stevie Moore's legendary album Glad Music, originally released on the French label New Rose in 1986. Glad Music is regarded as one of the highlights of RSM's 400+ album discography and was featured as one of his six most essential albums in the Wire's recent cover article. Reissued for the first time on vinyl in an exact-repro sleeve and remastered from an analog source." Includes a download coupon.

PETS RECORDINGS (POLAND)

PETS 033EP

BAYTALA, NIKOLA: Nikola Baytala EP 12" (PETS 033EP) 12.50
San Francisco-based Baytala's legacy comprises some of the most kinetic and dynamic club tracks ever released. This EP sees him explore his far-reaching influences with the help of Myles Egner (with Catz 'N Dogz and Pillow Talk on remix duties). "Zero $" carves out a chugging 4x4 beat overrun with discordant synth tones and a reverbed, stripped-back bass line. "Cityz Angels" sees Baytala release and silence keys, synths and machine vox sounds in time with the kick drum to create a satisfying dancefloor-mover.

PROLOGUE MUSIC (GERMANY)

PRG 004LP

PARKER, MIKE: Lustrations 3x12" (PRG 004LP) 31.00
It's been 12 years since the first and last Mike Parker album called Dispatches. Now, Prologue is very excited to host the second album from Mike and this time it's all about techno performed as a kind of ritual. Let us open the secrets of Mike Parker's Lustrations. The title has multiple meanings and stands also for clarity. Clarity is in general the attitude of Mike's tracks. He has the massive aptitude to bring techno back to the essentials. Mike's music has clarity in sound structures, bass lines, drums and arrangements. Everything is led by puristic sound engineering and exactly this kind of unique and authentic techno can be discovered on Lustrations. Twelve hypnotic, driven tracks designed to be timeless, produced to be played in techno temples in order to hypnotize the audience and to clear the mind.

PUBLIC POSSESSION (GERMANY)

PP 001EP

TAMBIEN: Robusto/Sexalitat EP 12" (PP 001EP) 14.00
With this 12" by Tambien the new label Public Possession drops their first release. The label is run by Marvin Schuhmann and Valentino Betz, who together with Munich producer Bartellow are also responsible for Tambien. Each side contains one track, both meandering in the realms of analog dance music. Expect more from Public Possession, as there are quite a few releases already in the pipeline.

R&S RECORDS (BELGIUM)

RS 1305EP

VONDELPARK: California Analog Dream 12" (RS 1305EP) 10.00
"Lead single from the Vondelpark album remixed by Bullion and Factory Floor."


RS 1307EP

TEMPLE, PAULA: Colonized 12" (RS 1307EP) 10.00
"Classic R&S hard techno from a new signing. Includes a Perc remix."

R&S/APOLLO (BELGIUM)

AMB 1306EP

SHAH, NADINE: Dreary Town 7" (AMB 1306EP) 10.00
"Debut Apollo single from Nadine Shah, the singer songwriter who has been compared with PJ Harvery and Nick Cave. Produced by Ben Hillier (Depeche Mode)."


AMB 1309CD

CLOUD BOAT: Book of Hours CD (AMB 1309CD) 15.50
"Apollo Records are proud to present the beautiful debut album Book of Hours from Cloud Boat, aka London based Sam Ricketts and Tom Clarke. This deep and dreamy debut brilliantly showcases them as part of the generation for whom electronic production and songwriting are no longer separate worlds -- but though they are still young and fresh faced their roots go much deeper than any current scene."


AMB 1309LP

CLOUD BOAT: Book of Hours LP+CD (AMB 1309LP) 22.50
LP version with CD.


AMB 1312EP

BOOZOO BAJOU: Jan Meyen EP 12" (AMB 1312EP) 10.00
"Four track EP from German chill out legends."

RASTER-NOTON (GERMANY)

R-N 148CD

TAKAMASA, AOKI: RV8 CD (R-N 148CD) 17.00
With RV8, the Osaka-based producer and musician Aoki Takamasa continues his long-term project that focuses on the modulation of rhythms and grooves. It began with his first EP Rhythm Variations in 2009, released as part three of the Unun-series. Besides his collaboration with Raster-Noton, he released records on several labels like Commmons, Progressive Form and Op.Disc, produced remixes for well-known musicians like Ryuichi Sakamoto and Yoshihiro Hanno and played performances at Elektra/Montreal and Club Transmediale/Berlin, all in all making him a renowned producer in Japan and beyond. Starting with a firework of bleeps and bops, already the very first minutes of this record reveal Aoki's preference for vibrating beats and likewise his playful approach to music, generating a sound that aims for the dancefloor. Like the first ones, almost all tracks of the record are characterized by a constant modulation of chords and lines that sometimes appears somehow hyperactive, but nevertheless results in a natural flow that perfectly reflects Aoki's laid-back attitude combined with his will to produce danceable and funky music. The fluent arrangement is only interrupted by the third track, which forms a caesura by being more reduced and slower. In contrast to this, the following tracks present a faster tempo and an increased intensity; and whereas the first tracks reflect downbeat and R'n'B influences due to their broken beats and chunky sound, the later songs are characterized by a more sleek and technoid style, incorporating dribbling basses, clappy-sounding snares and modulated voice snippets. Although all of the musical components are constantly broken down, modulated, and rearranged, the overall sound of the record is dense and compact, featuring a groove made up of numerous elements that are complexly intertwined. The eight tracks of the record fit seamlessly together and create a composition that nearly functions like a DJ set. The album was mastered by Yoshinori Sunahara.


R-N 148LP

TAKAMASA, AOKI: RV8 LP (R-N 148LP) 17.00
LP version.

RECORD MAKERS (UK)

REC 099EP

TRISTESSE CONTEMPORAINE: Woodwork EP 12" (REC 099EP) 16.50
The Woodwork EP is the second episode of the Tristesse Contemporaine story. This is a definition of their DNA in four new tracks: "Waiting" -- obsessive, haunted, elegiac -- the art of making dead people dance. "Vampires" -- in the shadow of new wave giants, a minimal prayer to make ghosts go away. "Woodwork" -- sun-drenched and languid, this is Tristesse Contemporaine's very own version of a praise for patience. "Low Tide" puts things back on the dancefloor for a perverted, drug-induced nursery rhyme.


REC 102LP

ACID WASHED: House of Melancholy 2LP (REC 102LP) 29.00
Acid Washed, a duo that arose from the second wave of French house, are bringing back everything that house music comprises, including its political, social, utopian, and more subversive matters. Legendary club culture, with its heroes and its secret stories, is where Andrew Claristidge and Richard d'Alpert found the ideas of pretty much everything that they wanted to inject into Acid Washed. Considered a return to the origins of house and techno music after a euphoric first album, House of Melancholy proposes a synthetic cocktail -- a highly idiosyncratic return to the origins of their own house and techno. Those who only see Acid Washed as a pair of skillful technicians of vintage synths and references are in for a surprise. Recorded after traveling twice around the world, House of Melancholy is the soundtrack of Claristidge and d'Alpert's lives, following the leap into the void. As Richard says, ''My melancholy always travels with me,'' and it's especially the emotional paradox of electronic music as it resonates in our hearts that reveals itself here. Without ever getting to the shores of electro-pop, the duo puts a little more of real, heavy pop, of '70s Italian variety, of Morricone, or Philip Glass soundtracks, and very pure electronica in their dance music. Particularly, Andrew and Richard surrounded themselves with friends to celebrate better: the exceptionally-gifted Joakim at the production board, as well as Yan Wagner, Miss Kittin, Ahmad Larnes, Hypnolove, Turzi, and La Mverte. House of Melancholy is a human adventure and an ode to music which unites bodies and souls. Housed in a gatefold sleeve.

ROTARY COCKTAIL (GERMANY)

RC 038EP

ANALOG ROLAND ORCHESTRA, THE: Pattern One/Pattern Two 12" (RC 038EP) 12.50
The Analog Roland Orchestra starts a new series with "Pattern One" and "Pattern Two." He is using only CV gate, trigger signals, intern sequencers and arpeggiators, chord memory, and transpose buttons. You will find each pattern on the label of the vinyl. Graphic by Tabita Hub, mixed by Redshape, mastered by Calyx.

RUSH HOUR (NETHERLANDS)

RH RSS4-LP

DREAM 2 SCIENCE: Dream 2 Science LP (RH RSS4-LP) 17.50
2013 repress. Official re-release of this "lost" 6-track mini album by New Yorker Ben Cenac (of Newcleus fame). Recorded and released in 1990, this is an absolute gem of a record -- very much in the vein of Larry Heard's best recordings. Electronic soul classic! Now available again for the first time in 22 years, remastered plus full artwork. A truly dreamy, beautiful classic deep-house mini-album from the golden post-Larry Heard era. New Yorker Ben Cenac, who was also member of electro pioneers Newcleus (and part of Sha-lor, who had a cool, jazzy garage-house hit in the late '80s), shows a great sensibility and delicacy here in following Mr. Heard's path. His approach is perhaps slightly more sci-fi in the synths and pad sounds, and perhaps a tad less crafted and mercurial in production than the master (i.e. less timeless), but this adds in realness and charm. So, past the classic deep-garage dream "My Love Turns To Liquid" (in the vein of these sultry garage productions from Peter and Vanessa Daou), the rest of the record shows constant quality, with song titles that could have been (or actually have been) used by Mr. Heard himself. There is a content oscillating between warming deep house, sweet acid, lush garage and relaxed space-jazz piano parts, the whole thing also evoking the Beloved's better "rave" moments ("The Sun Rising" etc).


RHD 007PIG-EP

AARDVARCK: 1990 12" (RHD 007PIG-EP) 12.50
He's such an old romantic -- more reflections from the tropics, courtesy of King Kivits. 1990 says it all -- lushed-out strings, diva vocal snippets and rave-stirring sine waves set the scene while Aardvarck lets the beats roll in trademark fashion. The B-side is absolutely nuts and really smacks -- truly something else. Art again from the brilliant young Cosmo Knex (who must have been about four years old in 1990).


RHM 002EP

XOSAR: The Calling 12" (RHM 002EP) 12.50
A sparkling two-tracker cloaked in Xosar's usual thick-set rhythms, heady vocal hooks, and far-sighted synthesizers. In typical fashion, both "Rays of Babylon" and "The Calling" are blessed with a sense of playfulness and the emotion-rich, rush-inducing electronics that are fast becoming her calling card. "I'm Both tracks started life as mainstays of Xosar's acclaimed live sets.


RHM 003EP

MOIRE: Rolx 12" (RHM 003EP) 12.50
Moiré's new 12" on Rush Hour, a three-track EP of what he proudly calls "London techno." You can feel it, too, from the clattering, Tube-inspired rhythms and heart-aching chords of "Rolx" -- a kind of West-East journey through subterranean London -- to the intoxicating after-party pulse of "Don't Get It." Then there's the tumbling, discordant chords, carefree melodies and intense rhythms of "Real Special," a celebration of life on the city's musical fringes.

SCOTCH BONNET (SCOTLAND)

SCOB 003LP

MUNGO'S HI FI (FEAT. KENNY KNOTS): Brand New Bangarang LP (SCOB 003LP) 28.50
LP version. Scotch Bonnet presents an album from Mungo's Hi Fi, featuring Kenny Knots. Knots comes flying in, streaming positive lyrics delivered with rasta fire, while Mungo's Hi Fi provide immaculate production steeped in soundsystem heritage. Chock-full of smash singles and brand-new dub slates born in the heat of the dance, every track is a tried and tested killer. Kenny Knots has developed his unique and versatile style, nicing up dances worldwide for the last 30 years. He is a songwriter and performer at the pinnacle of his talent. Mungo's Hi Fi are ploughing a new furrow through the dry earth of the modern musical landscape. Their fresh take on reggae and dancehall music is sweeping the globe, gathering millions of hits despite being under the radar of mainstream culture.

SEMI-AUTOMATIC RECORDS

SA 001LP

VA: The Ecstasy of Gold: 23 Killer Bullets from the Spaghetti West Vol. 1 2LP (SA 001LP) 23.00
Selected from one of the most complete Spaghetti Western audio archives, this 5-volume series showcases the most inspired tracks in this legendary genre. Digging deep to excavate a treasure trove of obscure and rarely-heard tracks by some of the genre's greatest composers and vocalists, Ecstasy of Gold is the definitive series for aficionados of Euro-Western films and the music that they created. Loud gunshots with reverb and echo appear with the first image of a lawless killer riding a horse... a punchy & trebly bass guitar seeps into your brain as he draws his pistol... a hair-raising scream half-melodic, half-banshee spews forth from the speakers as blood splatters yet again onto the desert floor. The audio soundtrack to the Italian version of the American West is flamboyant, brutal, intense, and unforgiving. Songs composed for the Italian Westerns of the 1960s and 1970s have become a genre all unto themselves. There were hundreds of European Westerns during this period and the majority of them were made by Italian directors and scored by Italian composers. Crying trumpets, exploding surf guitars, thundering drums, droning organs, dramatic vocal performances, and innovative special effects were woven into a wild and violent desert backdrop creating that undeniable Spaghetti Western sound heard on this record. The most famous of all the Italian soundtrack composers is Ennio Morricone and his music for the Italian Western is guaranteed to inspire and amaze until the end of time itself. But there were many other great and legendary maestros who scored their share of Westerns and this compilation presents transcendent, brilliant and challenging tracks from the likes of: Bruno Nicolai, Gianni Ferrio, Francesco De Masi, Marcello Giombini, Luis Bacalov, Stelvio Cipriani, Alessandro Alessandroni, Nora Orlandi, Nico Fidenco, Piero Umiliani, and many others. 2LP gatefold in a limited edition pressing of 750 copies.


SA 002LP

VA: The Ecstasy of Gold: 22 Killer Bullets from the Spaghetti West Vol. 2 2LP (SA 002LP) 23.00
Semi-Automatic Records presents volume two in their five-volume Ecstasy of Gold series, selected from one of the most complete Spaghetti Western audio archives. Digging deep to excavate a treasure trove of obscure and rarely-heard tracks by some of the genre's greatest composers and vocalists, The Ecstacy of Gold is the definitive series for aficionados of the Euro-Western films and the music that they created. The most famous of all the Italian soundtrack composers is Ennio Morricone and his music for the Italian Western is guaranteed to inspire and amaze until the end of time itself. But there were many other great and legendary maestros who scored their share of Westerns and this second volume presents transcendent, brilliant and challenging tracks from the 1960s and 1970s from the likes of: Bruno Nicolai, Gianni Ferrio, Francesco De Masi, Marcello Giombini, Luis Bacalov, Stelvio Cipriani, Alessandro Alessandroni, Nora Orlandi, Riz Ortolani, Piero Umiliani, and many others. 2LP gatefold in a limited edition pressing of 750 copies.

SHADOKS MUSIC (GERMANY)

SHAD 065LP

VICTORIA: Kings, Queens & Jokers LP (SHAD 065LP) 44.00
400 numbered copies on 180 gram vinyl. Comes in a heavy red-velvet sleeve with engraved artwork and insert. "Local New Jersey demo release (200 made), beyond rare fantastic concept psych beauty, maybe five or six known copies; three girls, one guy. They tried to get attention from big labels but this never happened. They wanted him to sound like Blood Sweat & Tears. But this was not Greg's idea of music. The music has everything you need, like a wild version of early Moby Grape combined with New Dawn and C.A. Quintet, sometimes dreamy sometimes totally wild underground-psych, with female vocals and splattering leads, Titanic horns and distorted guitars. Sweet tunes turn into dark psych power. Totally stoned. A previous Little Indian release, but this time with insert, three bonus tracks, and many pictures."


SHAD 156LP

SUN, THE: Tristan: A Rock Opera LP (SHAD 156LP) 42.00
500 numbered copies on 180 gram vinyl. Comes with a four page insert. "The time is anytime for this love story. A ship is dipping trough the sparkling blue sea, sitting on deck are Tristan and Ysolde. We have never seen or heard an album like this before. The music is stunning, the original package was outstanding, the whole presentation just beautiful. I am sure this album Tristan was not produced to sell. It came in a hand-laminated 10" tape box, a booklet with all the lyrics, and two 10 inch hand-cut acetates. The concept of the rock opera Tristan reminds me a lot of the two 12" acetates of Shuttah - The Image Maker Part 1+2. I am sure both albums were produced in an excellent studio with pro-musicians to help seal the deal for a release on a big label. So some promo guys out there should have some original copies. The music is electric folk with a progressive touch, much better than most albums we have heard from Britain. Male and female vocals, a wide range of instruments, great percussion and first class guitar, plus organ parts. Some songs are more acoustic, some electric. A well balanced mixture of an underground concept album which beats most other UK albums of the same kind. This album is a pure surprise. We just love it."


SHAD 157LP

RAIN: Make the Day Break LP (SHAD 157LP) 42.00
500 numbered copies on 180 gram vinyl. Comes with a two page insert. "Rain, Norway's most well kept secret. But not anymore. After the first release of the Rain album Norsk Suite we all know how good this band sounds. Very much like Frank Zappa and The Mothers, Rain's complex compositions are based on the skills of modern classic composers such as Varèse and Strawinsky. As a strong influence they've mentioned Vanilla Fudge. Rain was Carl Jørgen Kiønig on drums, percussuion , Knut Heljar Hagen on organ, synthesizers, and vocals, and Åsmund Feidje on guitar and vocals. This album Make the Day Break was recorded live in a studio in 1974. After Norsk Suite, the music of this album takes you a step further. Four more years developing musical skills, great composition sense, and strong instrumental abilities. The title song of the album is just superb, the whole album simply stunning. We wish we had more recordings of this great band. But that is all there is. A big surprise they have never been released before. We love it and the music scene in Norway can be proud of this recording."

SHINDIG (UK)

SHIN 033

SHINDIG: Shindig! No. 33 MAG (SHIN 033) 9.00
"Features include The Seeds, Children of the Future: It's a Psych-Out with the LA flower-punks - Sandie Shaw, Queen of the Brit girls - Marsupilami, Underground West Country rock - The Third Power, Heavy psych from Detroit - You Am I, Australia's best kept secret - plus Kim Fowley, Francoise Hardy, Matt Berry, Pied Piper Records, Michael Chapman, Led Zeppelin."


SHIN ISB

SHINDIG: Witches Hats & Painted Chariots: The Incredible String Band and the 5,000 Layers of Psychedelic Folk Music Book (SHIN ISB) 11.00
"The Incredible String Band and the 5,000 Layers of Psychedelic Folk Music. Witches Hats & Painted Chariots covers a broad spectrum of British underground folk-rock from a lengthy selection of articles on acid-folk pioneers The Incredible String Band to the acts that followed in their footsteps. Folk and psychedelia held hands around the maypole while drug-inspired lyricism collided with traditional music, pagan mythology and spiritualism to create a sound and lifestyle that still resonate today. This delightfully-designed book overflows with sumptuous visuals and exclusive features -- no one has presented the work and influence of the String Band with such vivid colour and insight." Paperback, full color with illustrations, 112 pages.

SIMPLE (GERMANY)

SIMPLE 1354EP

YOUANDEWAN: What's the Deal? 12" (SIMPLE 1354EP) 12.50
Youandewan debuts on Simple with a four-track EP that highlights Ewan's attention to detail -- whether that be with the pitch-shifted vocal samples coupled with shuffling melodic flourishes on "What's the Deal" or whether it's a groovier number like "Just Words," which focuses on a classy bass line, a few drawn-out synth chords and sweet vocal snippets. "You Don't Know" combines Ewan's trademark vocal snippets with Mike Huckaby-esque synth licks, and "You Tired" combines a heavy, groovy bass line and lush, subtle piano flourishes.

SLIME (UK)

SLM 070LP

MATERIA: Atlas LP (SLM 070LP) 21.00
LP version. Slime reaches a new milestone for the label with the launch of its first physical release. To celebrate, they welcome the return of Swedish producer Materia, who has crafted Atlas, a debut full-length album that extrapolates the fundamentals of house, garage, dubstep, and techno -- then fuses them into a listening experience full of warmth and texture which reveals further depths through every repeated play. "Otherland" is the opening statement of intent. Windswept and widescreen, its cinematic qualities are pushed to the fore from the outset with melancholy chords drenched over skeletal percussion. The mood intensifies as the ice-cold beat drops and the track draws you slowly under its spell. "Clouds" sees a collaboration with NYC vocalist Winter and UK lyricist Koast. Over a narcotic half-step rhythm, Koast delivers a heartfelt paean to hedonism taking its toll, while Winter adds her gossamer voice to proceedings, elevating the track into something solemn yet beautiful. "Grounded" evokes hazy summer nights spent in a neon-soaked metropolis, as live strings, guitar and brass coalesce into a laidback groove that exudes a rich sensuality. "Shallow Waters" goes south of the equator and turns the tempo up for a rolling house cut with live Rhodes and flute in a playful interchange. "Shadows" finds cavernous space in dubwise rhythms, with a booming sub-bass strapped to skittering beats and emotive chords. "Headspace" combines dub and techno textures with startling results, offering up an expansive galaxy of spectral sound to drift into. "Skylight" sees the return of songstress Winter to add sugar-sweet vocal textures over a gorgeous drum 'n' bass rhythm that is full to the brim with sunshine. "Downstream" draws the listener down deep into a seductive house groove with live saxophone played with a mischievous touch by Startslow. "Ruins" is a joint composition between Materia and the highly-regarded Bristol producer Forsaken, who combine for an atmospheric slow-house jam with a moody energy all its own. "Synthesis" completes the journey with a grand flourish, delving into tech-house territory for an epic nine-minute excursion into interstellar rhythms that takes you off the edge of the world into ecstasy.

SONGLINES (UK)

SONG 093

SONGLINES: July 2013 MAG (SONG 093) 8.50
"The CD cover mount with the issue will be our regular compilation featuring tracks from the ten Top of the World albums, plus a guest playlist exclusive to Songlines by Mick Jagger. The issue will also include a bonus Azerbaijani mugham sampler CD. The main editorial features in the July 2013 issue include Songlines Top 25 Malian Albums - Songlines Guide to Azerbaijani mugham - Nynke, the Frisian fado singer - Etran Finatawa - Multi-tribal desert blues from Niger - My World - Mick Jagger, interviewed by Chris Jagger - Festival Profile - Afrikafestival Hertme - Globe Rocker - Femi Kuti - Backpage from Marseille - Postcard from Warsaw - Sounding Out: Rotterdam - Beginner's guide to Irakere - Full concert and festival listings - Plus the latest news and CD, DVD, book, and world cinema reviews."

STAATSAKT (GERMANY)

AKTSIE 041EP

BABYMAN: Tiger of the Night 7" (AKTSIE 041EP) 10.00
Finally available again on original A-Sexy vinyl: the myth-enshrouded music producer Bronco "Babyman" Babic from the '60s, '70s, '80s. Many peculiar tales are told about Bronco "Babyman" Babic. Back in 1978, at Lugano-based music fair Musica Technica, he made an elephant play on his self-designed synthesizer "Broncosaurus SEXX." His hits remain forgotten, but among beat junkies and undaunted DJs worldwide, his legacy remains unbroken. Presented here is his rocking macho-statement "Tiger of the Night" from the '70s, and "Babyman," a boogie-shredder of its own kind.

STRAWBERRY RAIN

STRAW 009LP

SALTY DOG: Salty Dog LP + 7" (STRAW 009LP) 30.00
"Having formed during the height of the Zamrock period, Salty Dog was a three man band modeled after the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Wanting to base the band around the concept of the force of life, Salty Dog was chosen for the band's name because it is a slang term for 'sperm.' The eighth release on the Zambezi imprint, Salty Dog is one of the most obscure Zambian titles from the era having failed to achieve the success of some of their peers like Witch. The self-titled release is a combination of psychedelic rock, blues, and folk, with all English songs. Really good from start to end, essential for collectors of African rock and insanely rare as an original. Comes with a 7" of the non-LP single that was released before the album titled Sunday Morning Sunshine."

SUB ROSA (BELGIUM)

SR 200CD

VA: An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music Volume 2 2CD (SR 200CD) 18.00
2013 repress, originally released 2003. "Sub Rosa presents the second part of the highly acclaimed and successful series Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music. This 2nd volume explores the early days of pre-electronic music (Percy Grainger, Johanna M. Beyer) and features some rare or unpublished pieces by main composers of electronic music (Vladimir Ussachevsky, Otto Luening, Tod Dockstader, Morton Subotnick, Hugh Davies, Luc Ferrari) as well as unreleased tracks by musicians who are cornerstones of the 90's electronic scene: (Autechre, Aphex Twin, Scanner, Kim Cascone, Yoshihiro Hanno), as well as tracks from the acid movement (Woody Mcbride, Choose) and the industrial scene (Laibach, Spk). Without forgetting some free-jazz (Sun Ra) or rare stuff from Captain Beefheart, Daphne Oram, Alan R. Splet (David Lynch's sound designer on Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Dune). Like Volume 1, this second part is an absolute must for anyone interested in the roots and history of electronic music. The 2xCD comes in a deluxe digipak with a 24 paged informative booklet."

SUNBEAM RECORDS (UK)

SBR 5090LP

MORGEN: Morgen LP+CD (SBR 5090LP) 26.50
One of the greatest heavy psych albums ever made, this mindblower has it all -- trippy songs, spacey production, ace musicianship and jaw-dropping guitar. It's presented here in its fullest-ever version, with the full involvement of the band's enigmatic leader, Steve Morgen. Featuring eight rare bonus tracks (including home recordings made by Morgen and guitarist Murray Shiffrin shortly after the album's December 1969 release), a packed booklet and rare photos, it's truly essential for fans of psychedelia. Comes on 180 gram vinyl, includes a CD copy of the album with eight bonus tracks.

SUOL (GERMANY)

SUOL 003LP

CHASING KURT: From the Inside 2LP (SUOL 003LP) 21.00
Gatefold double LP version. Chasing Kurt are Pascal Blanché, Wojtek Kutschke, and Lukas Poloczek: two long-time deep house lovers, plus one rogue funk 'n' soul man. It can all be traced back to a fateful night in Giessen, Germany -- where the boys call home. Like most modern day coincidental trysts, it took place in a bar: DJ spun long into the night, while barkeep kept the drinks flowing. As both wound up their respective shifts, barkeep let slip a vocal tune or two. DJ couldn't help but notice. He invited barkeep back to a jam session; at a third's humble home studio. Barkeep was delighted. Though house wasn't really his thing, he had been jamming and gigging for years, and accepted immediately. "Daydream" was the result: a lush, gentle, sultry little ballad -- so good a brand new label was conceived for its release. Finally, Wojtek and Pascal had found their missing link in Lukas' lyrical touch -- a poignant third dimension and invaluable human stamp that would continue to color the nascent Chasing Kurt project on follow-ups "Money" (featured on Maya Jane Cole's widely-touted DJ-Kicks mix) and "Into the City," as well as a second outing on Carry On entitled "In the Air" and "One Day." In a short space of time, the trio has made long, arching strides in the climb up to a dance path of their very own, leaving warm, billowy, velveteen trails behind them saturated with Lukas' soulful pop tones that has helped set Chasing Kurt apart from blancher contemporaries. From the Inside is their debut full-length, and first release for Berlin's Suol Music institution. Expect languid beats and hazy dancefloor-ready rhythms, matched beautifully all the while to seductive tales of love lost and battles fought and won.

TECTONIC (UK)

TEC 071LP

VA: Tectonic Plates Volume 4 3LP (TEC 071LP) 33.00
Triple LP version. Since starting low frequency operations in 2005, Bristol's Tectonic Recordings has been a landmark for dubstep, bass and progressive electronic music fans. Compiling exclusive tracks, the Tectonic Plates series showcases a selection of electronic music's leading and breaking artists. Familiar names to the series on this edition include daddy of Bristolian crew H.E.N.C.H. Jakes kicking off with "Rounds," Kryptic Minds, Guido and Armour. The U.S. represents with multi-talented Pursuit Grooves, Atlanta's Distal -- both who have released LPs with Tectonic -- and a new hook-up with Sinistarr and Texel teaming for "Decebell." D 'n' B producer Steve Digital brings added dub vibes on the incredibly-titled "Larry Shite" while Mumdance & Logos and Beneath explore post-grime influenced sonics at new tempos. Finally, there is room still for a debut track from Mancunian-based producer Acre, taking an uncompromising techno-garage crossover stance.

THE PRINCE'S STABLE

TPS 001LP

MOORE, R. STEVIE: Clack! 2LP (TPS 001LP) 24.00
2011 release. "In Fall 1979, R. Stevie Moore squeezed into a midtown Manhattan building at 56 West 45th Street, entered a tiny eighth floor jingle studio run by Englishman Tom Clack, and proceeded to bond big time with ambitious engineer Jon Child (who Uncle Harry Palmer had earlier sought out to assist in assembling the original Phonography album) to create one of his greatest collections of music. Still awestruck by his recent move north, R. Stevie first met Jon and Tom when the studio was utilized for compiling the Delicate Tension LP. With a cache of great new songs and experiments, he now was set, aimed to break down all barriers and collect audio styles galore in a 'professional' eight track environment, a major jump from mere tape deck home demos. The project extended well into the next year (decade). Those many sessions are gathered on this 60 minute masterpiece, simply titled CLACK! from which many of Moore's greatest all-time hits emerged." Includes a download coupon.

THE WIRE (UK)

WIRE 353

WIRE, THE: #353 July 2013 MAG (WIRE 353) 9.50
"On the cover: The Dead C: The New Zealand underground rock trio have been making music at the outer limits for 25 years. On the road in Europe, they tell David Keenan why Bruce Russell's amp sound is better than sex. Inside the issue: Rashad Becker (Best known for his Dubplates & Mastering credits, the Berlin based engineer is now creating intricate sonic fictions of his own); The Primer: Don Cherry (A user's guide to navigating the borderless territory marked out by the free-ranging trumpeter); Invisible Jukebox: Pangaea (The Hessle Audio producer feels the tectonic force of The Wire's mystery record selection); Cross Platform: Ryoko Akama (Inspired by Alvin Lucier, the Japanese artist zeroes in on sonic detail with her DIY instruments); Global Ear: Kowloon (Hong Kong's fragment noise underground finds a home with the CIA)."

TOKEN (BELGIUM)

TOKEN 030EP

RODHAD: Spomeniks EP 12" (TOKEN 030EP) 12.50
Rødhåd is one of Berlin's most promising and talked-about artists. With EPs on Dystopian (the label he helms with friends) and one remix on Semantica, that's quite an achievement. Spomeniks EP is his first release outside of Dystopian but preserves his deep, powerful, and melancholic style. Apart from a rising producer and prolific DJ, Rødhåd is a very down-to-earth guy with a strong vision and an open mind. Definitely a match with anything Token stands for.

TRAFFIC

TEG 75526CD

KOOL G RAP & DJ POLO: Street Stories CD (TEG 75526CD) 17.00
"Kool G Rap is simply one of the most masterful rappers ever. His body of work has served as a major influence on everyone from Nas to Eminem to Action Bronson. Kool Moe Dee once stated that G Rap is 'the progenitor and prototype for Biggie, Jay-Z, Treach, Nore, Fat Joe, Big Pun, and about twenty-five more hard-core emcees.' And that influence is in both his flow and his subject material. Though they would later have a major beef, it was Eric B that introduced Kool G Rap to DJ Polo. Marley Marl knew Polo and allowed the pair to use his studio one night in '86. Marley Marl was so impressed with the resulting cut, 'It's a Demo,' that he immediately bestowed Juice Crew membership on the pair. This of course led to appearances on Mr. Magic's Rap Attack program and the release of 'It's a Demo' as a Cold Chillin' 12" with 'I'm Fly' on the B Side. Soon after G Rap turned the world on its ear with his appearance on the ultimate posse cut, 'The Symphony' from Marley Marl's epic release In Control Volume 1. The world was now ready for Kool G Rap & DJ Polo's full-length debut, 1989's Road to the Riches. This overview pulled from Kool G Rap & DJ Polo's prime Cold Chillin' material covers all their best: from 'It's a Demo' through 'Erase Racism' with Big Daddy Kane and Biz, 'Rikers Island' (the original 12" mix is found here) through to 'Streets Of New York' these street stories are the template that changed the game."


TEG 75526LP

KOOL G RAP & DJ POLO: Street Stories 2LP (TEG 75526LP) 20.00
Double LP version.

TRIPEO (BELGIUM)

TRIP 003EP

TRIPEO: Third Trip 12" (TRIP 003EP) 15.50
Tripeo is embarking on his Third Trip. Two hypnotic and stripped-down techno cuts dipped in Detroit funk and Berlin darkness. Aimed for the dancefloors. This series is vinyl only.

TURBO RECORDINGS (CANADA)

TURBO 145EP

TIGA & JORI HULKKONEN: Trust Your Body 12" (TURBO 145EP) 14.50
Tiga reunites with Jori Hulkkonen for a shared love of late-night dancefloor sleaze. "With this song, I wanted to get my music into some of the darker clubs, the kind where you see obese goth kids drinking Red Bull out of goblets and somebody's uncle wearing one of those weird studded strap things. Remixers include joeFarr, Danny Daze, and John Roman. Also, Turbo Recordings presents what is hopefully the world's first 100 micron film condom wrapper record sleeve.


TURBO 146EP

JOEFARR: Clock 12" (TURBO 146EP) 12.50
Turbo continues to explore edgy new territory with this set of absolutely lethal techno jackers from one of Bristol's hottest talents: joeFarr. Distorted vocal hooks and massively overdriven drum tracks swing over rave-shattering synths. "Clock" has been a major weapon in Tiga's DJ sets and has been charted by Dave Clarke, too. This is raw, fear-inducing UK warehouse at its finest, and a big step forward for the developing new jack techno genre.


TURBO 147EP

LOCKED GROOVE: Keep Thorough 12" (TURBO 147EP) 12.50
Locked Groove brings the Belgian cowbell swag to the party, backed by remixes from Juju & Jordash and Iron Galaxy. A rising star in the lifestyle house arena, "Keep Thorough" might be the most accessible and immediate track he's put out so far. Dutch duo Juju & Jordash turn in a stripped-down, jacking remix, built for after-hours warehouse dominance. Montreal-native Iron Galaxy's remix shows his style developing nicely: warm chords and catchy vocal samples wrapped up in lush analog ambience.

UNKNOWN LABEL

UNK 50276EP

UNKNOWN: New Wave Of 12" (UNK 50276EP) 14.00
New Wave Of is the new wave of house experience that will not be unveiled.

VYNILLA VINYL/ICARUS (BELGIUM)

VV 014LP

ECILA: The Sofa Managements LP (VV 014LP) 32.00
Originating from Belarus, Ecila (Sveta Shljachova) has been residing for many years in Belgium. Involved for the last 15 year in different musical projects with life-long partner Nikita Chudjakov, they founded the breakcore-oriented STREFF and Elements Of Sci-Fi, amongst others. 2012 saw the release of Stories, under her alias Alice In Kosmoland. Ecila now presents her debut album The Sofa Managements. The album includes crackling electronica as a vast ambient atmosphere. Ecila took an angelic quote by Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides to summarize the album's inspiration: "...This leads Aristotle in turn to the demonstrated fact that God, glory and majesty to Him, does not do things by direct contact. God burns things by means of fire; fire is moved by the motion of the sphere; the sphere is moved by means of a disembodied intellect, these intellects being the 'angels which are near to Him,' through whose mediation the spheres [planets] move... thus totally disembodied minds exist which emanate from God and are the intermediaries between God and all the bodies [objects] here in this world." --Guide for the Perplexed II:4. The Sofa Managements is produced by Sveta Shlachova (Ecila) and mastered by Nikita Chudjakov. It is released in a limited numbered edition of 200 copies and pressed on clear vinyl. Includes a download code.

WARP RECORDS (UK)

WARP 257X-CD

BOARDS OF CANADA: Tomorrow's Harvest CD (WARP 257X-CD) 15.50
Limited art card edition. "The idolized and enigmatic duo is back. A series of cryptic clues dropped in various formats, from a one-off 12" on Record Store Day, to hidden messages on YouTube, NPR Music's All Songs Considered, fan forums, and even a video premiered on Adult Swim, all led their fans on a wild chase to reveal the album details. Now that the world knows - the anticipation is at a fever pitch for one of the world's most revered and mysterious electronic acts. Musically, the album is somehow dark yet positive, with atmospheric dissonance and mind bending melodic creations."

ZOOMBEZOOM

ZBZ 001EP

VITREOUS MEN: Gossamer 12" (ZBZ 001EP) 12.00
Zoombézoom is a new music venture by Konstantin Gabbro (Orac, Adjunct). In the spirit of his previous endeavors, the label is expected to lead a life of its own -- the future is unknown and always anticipated with excitement. Kicking off with a series of records in limited edition vinyl (digital files may never be sold), this first release is from Vitreous Men.

ZZK RECORDS (ARGENTINA)

ZZK 017CD

LA YEGROS: Viene de Mi CD (ZZK 017CD) 15.50
Viene de Mi is La Yegros' debut album and the first female signing to the renowned ZZK label. She is seen as the First Lady of cumbia in a typically male-dominated scene. A graduate of the Music Conservatory of Morón, she first tasted the spotlight in 1998 as part of De La Guarda, performing in front of a 15,000 strong crowd. It was here she also met Gaby Kerpel (better known as King Coya), the highly-acclaimed composer of the music for the De La Guarda and Fuerza Bruta shows and the producer of her debut album Viene de Mi. Fusing the traditional, festive chamamé music from her father's Misiones province in the northeast jungles of Argentina, the Colombian cumbia that her mother introduced her to, and the influences of her own upbringing in Buenos Aires, her music has already piqued the attention of MTV Iggy, NPR, and The Fader. On Viene de Mi, Kerpel adds to it his own dark, electronic twist on Andean folkloric rhythms. Under the ZZK banner she has toured the world, playing festivals like Central Park's Summerstage and the Roskilde Festival in Denmark.

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