DANCEFLOOR DETONATORS VOL. 2
new dancefloor detonators on invisible inc featuring label regulars secret circuit, sordid sound system and bal5000 appear alongside optimo music regular feon and newcomer wanda krak.
UN ALTRA FORMA DI VIBRAZIONI (LP)
new full-length album by tagliabue
veslemes debuts on invisible inc with a jg ballard inspired album
slowly and deep and spaced out
DANCEFLOOR DETONATORS VOL. 1
more high quality from the house of inc (andrew weatherall / alfos)
invisible, inc pull out the stops with their most dancefloor-friendly release to date which comes courtesy of strange culture aka glasgow-based dj gk machine. the ep features 4-tracks all built around the classic arpeggiators and self-oscillating filters of two synth heavyweights going head to head: a customized jupiter-4 meeting a seriously hot-rock-burned jupiter-8.
INVISIBLE INC EP 6
invisible inc bring out their second compilation ep, this time vaguely focussing on the interzone between cosmic disco, balearic house, psychedelic * glam rock* and seedy, tribal, dungeon acid.
THE INDOOR GARDERNER (LP)
12" lp UK
brilliant lp from double geography aka duncan thornley from weird weather who recently released a cracker on whip & lash.
stunning debut lp from komodo kolektif featuring contributions from the legendary jon keliehor
THE ONRUSH OF ETERNITY (3LP)
this unique triple lp in tri-fold sleeve is limited to 300 copies on black vinyl.
THE ONRUSH OF ETERNITY (3LP, COLOUR VINYL)
this unique triple lp in tri-fold sleeve is limited to 200 copies on coloured vinyl.
LOST TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE OFF-WORLD TERRITORIES (2X12 INCH)
that summer i developed somewhat of an obsession with tonto’s expanding head band after having seen them perform at the big chill festival that year. the music blew my mind. later upon my return to civilisation and the ensuing research which then began in earnest i became as much blown away by the enormous t.o.n.t.o. (the original new timbral orchestra) modular synthesizer that had created the music as i was by the music itself. built in the early 70s, it s still the largest synthesizer around today. with the live show still resonating in my head i tracked down everything tonto had ever recorded. one of these tracks was an obscure outtake from the time t.o.n.t.o.’s creators, malcolm cecil and robert margouleff, were producing and engineering for stevie wonder in the ‘70s(https://youtu.be/wuaszff7yq0). the track, bittersweet, only ever appeared on a highly limited self-released cd put together to coincide with their appearance at the big chill. consequently i featured it on a few mixes i did over the years and invariably i’d be asked “what’s that track?” by those with an ear for something unique. and invariably these same people, many of them djs, would turn away disgruntled when i informed them it was cd only. although i didn t know it at the time, the seed was definitely sown for this vinyl compilation that you now hold in your hands.
OUT OF BODY INTERIORS
coming out in late july from the man who brought you e ruscha v s -who are you- to great acclaim earlier this year is secret circuit s 2nd ep for invisible inc, the cryptically titled -out of body interiors-. featuring four exclusive new tracks of the acid drenched, dubbed out, tropical disco variety mr ruscha, as always, delivers a sonic palette you won t find on many other imprints: from the turbo-charged homage to early 90s bleep meets indie rave euphoria of stomping ground, through the chugging, motorik groove of crazy ways which sounds like it s blasting out full volume from a smoke-filled space patrol hovercar gone rogue then flipping over to side b and waking up in mali, andromeda in a haze of syncopated percussion, other-worldly guitar licks and a billion new synthetically generated sounds that you may strongly suspect you just imagined.....to finally the feather drop which brings entirely new meaning to the word deep and which fires technicolour sounds of profoundly immense variety at the synapses at a rate of knots not many other producers can keep up with as all the while the bass holds court and keeps things deep rooted and dub heavy. secret circuit (aka eddie ruscha v) has had a plethora of releases on an equally expansive plethora of labels under such names as the parels (lal lal lal), blasé (esp institute), food of the gods/laughing light of plenty (whatever we want), odd numbers ( no label), shadow kids (el diablo s social club) and of course as secret circuit (beats in space, emotional response and invisible, inc.)
PSYCHEDELIC DUNGEON DISCO VOL. IV
having recently relocated to the remote redwood forests of northern california in order to set up a satellite mixing studio for his old stomping ground, glasgows green door studio, sordid sound system returns to invisible inc with 4 cuts of psychedelic dungeon disco. the ep opens with his most blissed out track to date die ewige nacht, an eight and a half minute inverted sun ritual based around shimmering cascades of dubbed up electronic percussion and an overdriven tintinnabulated fm arp. hi-nrg meets 80s b-boy electro on crescent city with a careering off-road excursion into tripped out mutant carnival cavalcade territory. dia de muertos offbeat eerie percussion and driving low frequencies are met with spectral buzzing melodic refrains from the furthermost reaches of a decaying oaxacan cemetery. the acid drenched ambient lullaby you & me brings proceedings to a fittingly fucked up close. sordid sound syste’s last release on invisible inc, 2017s fear eats the soul, received plays and praise from the likes of manfredas, trevor jackson, sascha funke, optimos jd twitch and thomas von party.
INVISIBLE FAMILY 2
finally the long-awaited second series of invisible family outings has arrived.label boss and compiler gk machine has this to say beyond ecstatic to get these tracks out. the gazeebo track i ve been playing in my sets for years. digital only but so great it definitely needed to get pressed onto wax! i would dj with it using ableton and speed it up a lot so for the vinyl i asked jon (nedza) who ive been a huge fan of since his community recordings releases on grayhound and imperial dub, whether he could speed it up a little bit before we pressed it up. now its 100% perfect: a moroder-esque cosmic stomper thats sure to set any dancefloor alight. the apiento track is another one that s been gestating for a long time first appearing around the time the original e.s.p. 12inch appeared on the wonderful golf channel recordings in 2014. secret circuit gave it a complete overhaul, in fact several complete overhauls, plus some of his signature guitar and has turned the already blissful track into an afro-esque, trippy, beautiful, beautiful piece of music that (imo) is one of his best yet. utterly gorgeous! then there s the boy-girl retro-future duo der kundalini coming from the wonderful lectric sands stable in ny who gave us zoovox. this one s also been hiding on my hard drive way too long! finally relative newcomers konzel (of junto club/optimo music fame) & natural sugars (pardon my french) round off the package just perfectly. the former so distinct that i felt it was a perfect opener for the a side. so, i hope you dig it and keep an eye out for the super limited 12-track cassette too! limited to 300 hand-numbered copies.
PSYCHIC BRIDGE FROM BUJUMBURA
making a debut appearance on our own invisible ep 6 compilation last year we re very happy to at last feature a full 4-track ep from the mysterious immaculate rivombo. again the music is filled with that signature sound of live african percussion and 303s but this time with additional thumb pianos, hypnotic vocals and spacey synth lines. purporting to be from burundi (for all we know this could be the product of an elaborate ruse emanating from berlin tbh) the enigmatic producer (he? she? they?) has once again excelled and produced an ep that manages somehow to sound uplifting and spiritual at the same time as it is deep, dark and dubby. whatever, the music s great and that s what matters. definitely one to watch out for. another great ep from invisible inc. trippy, far out sounds. my pick is b1.killer party tool!! (thomas von party / multi culti) this is so good!! (auntie flo / highlife / huntleys & palmers / sofrito / mule musiq) really, really like this (jd twitch / optimo) bomb! b2 (jose manuel / music for dreams / kinfolk / eskimo)
AWAKE INTO LIFE
invisible, inc. again turn to the mystic sounds of the fourth world for their latest release by bringing cosmic voyager peter power into the fold. previously only available digitally “awake into life” by peter power & friends’ finally comes out on vinyl courtesy of the like-minded invisible inc. alongside peter himself, the “friends” are a band of well known and not-so-well known collaborators from around the world: australia’s bronze savage (aficionado recordings) and brazil’s psilosamples (desmonta/octave) to name just two. the resulting mystical brew is meditative, hypnotic and indeed deeply psychedelic.....and most certainly well worthy of seeing the light of day as a physical release. originally hailing from the emerald isle of ireland and settling for a while in berlin, peter power now resides in bahia, brazil close to where the world famous and free-wheeling voodoohop collective sprung its roots on the streets and clubs of sao paolo. peter has been a continuing member of the voodoohop crew for a couple of years and has toured with them extensively as both musician and performer. respected as a dj and a producer his unique world-flavoured brand of electronic music has been released on multi culti, kleine reise, crime city, polychrome sounds and now invisible, inc. limited to 300 copies with download card. copies come individually hand-numbered.
with comparisons being made to psykick warriors of gaia, cyclobe and insanlars kime ne this ones definitely making waves amongst fans of.....well....whatever sort of music this is. komodo kolektif is a loose collective of veteran multi-instrumentalists based not in indonesia as one might expect with such a name, but glasgow, scotland, their name being a reference to the indonesian gamelan instruments featured in their compositions. the instruments used (saron, gender, kempul) belong to local gamelan ensemble gamelan naga mas of which two of the musicians have been full-time members for around a decade while the other members are also loosely affiliated and have appeared as guest musicians on various one-off performances and who are themselves well-known musicians in their own rights.
known more for their dubby kosmische and psychedelic post-disko, glasgow label invisible inc seem to be wandering closer to the realms of the nightclub dancefloor these days. not that anyone s complaining. with recent outings by strange culture and sordid sound system taking the lead, this one by budapest s bal5000 is quite possibly their most dancefloor friendly release yet. all four cuts inhabit a space somewhere at the very edge of house but are steeped in soaringly cosmic italo-esque synth lines and bubbling, motorik arpeggios reminiscent of early 80s minimal.....the result is a real sonic treat: hypnotically transcendant, yet beautifully melodic, and all solidly underpinned by some seriously low-end sub-bass, tight rhythms and pistol-sharp snares.
FEAR EATS THE SOUL
‘fear eats the soul’ is the third release from sordid sound system on invisible inc. his previous two records ‘in a year of 13 moons’ and ‘lux exterior’ have been getting plays from the likes of andrew weatherall, manfredas, john talabot, idjut boys and thomas von party. describing ‘fear eats the soul’ as a concept ep made by four imaginary bands from detroit, new york, paris and munich, sordid sound system says: “i’m pissed off with passive aggressive shabby chic artisan boutiques besieging my studio and complaining about the noise, i’m pissed off with coked up yuppy hipsters in land rovers taking over my neighbourhood with fancy restaurants with names that sound like fucking law firms, i’m pissed off at the resurgence of the far right and creeping fascism, i’m pissed off with self sabotaging english and american voters and the neo liberal corporate elites that have pissed away opportunities and alienated them, i’m pissed off with modern recording technology creating a sea of homogenous unimaginative beige bullshit, and i’m really pissed off that my favourite drummer jaki leibezeit is dead, but apart from that it’s all good, enjoy the new record.”
THE BEGINNING OF TIME (LP)
12" lp UK
we re extremely pleased here at invisble inc hq to be releasing this amazing new album by veteran multi-instrumentalist and ethno-musicologist jon keliehor. originally from seattle and musically active since the 1960s jon started out playing drums and percussion in bands like the daily flash and bodine all the while becoming known as a venerable session and touring musician in his own right. not many people can claim to have played alongside jim morrison and james brown....but jon certainly has.
invisible, inc now brings the aptly named spacerocks into the fold with the release of a 6- track ep that comes storming in from the outer reaches of a galaxy light years away (or just decades past?) into the earpiece of your unwashed spacesuit. it s hard to pinpoint what genre this actually fits into but if you imagine vapourspace s gravitational arch of 10 as interpreted by vangelis with drum programming by nitzer ebb you d be getting reasonably close. other influences may well include cluster, conrad schnitzler, chris & cosey to name a few, while comparisons can be made to contemporaries like solyst, musiccargo, barnt and secret circuit. spacerocks is a solo offshoot project from higamos hogamos main man steve webster (also fort lauderdale, the black neon, memphis industries, dc recordings). the project sees steve ditch his band and strip things down to his modular, vintage and custom-built synthesizer set up alongside equally rare and vintage analogue drum machines, sequencers and fx units.
LUX EXTERIOR (LTD LP + MP3)
12" lp UK
lux exterior is the long player follow up to sordid sound system’s debut ep in a year of 13 moons (invinc 04) which came out last year garnering plays from the likes of andrew weatherall, manfredas, mr tc, mutant disco and krossfingers.
the vinyl release is limited to 299 copies and includes a download code.
HIGHER PLANES DRIFTER EP
invisible incs latest limited 12inch brings cosmic adventurer secret circuit into the fold. secret circuit is the project of musician and visual artist eddie ruscha (laughing light of plenty, blase, thriftcoteque, amongst others) whose solo and collaborative activities have issued forth an inordinate number of stellar releases on labels such as emotional response, beats in space, internasjonal spesial, esp institute, exist dance and rush hours no label.
COAST TO COAST EP
limited to only 300 vinyl copies
the latest offering from glasgow label invisible inc comes courtesy of swedish psychrock / krautrock four-piece tross and shows quite a departure for the label from their predominantly electronic releases so far. veering towards a new territory that s distinctly more psychedelic than any of their previous releases the ep somehow manages to maintain a strong common musical thread that ties in with the “kosmische” leanings of previous ventures.
getting plays from andy weatherall, psychemagik, soft rocks, jd twitch and more
IN A YEAR OF 13 MOONS
more analog machine music hot off the tape from glasgow s green door recording studio. sordid sound system has recorded and mixed the likes of golden teacher, the amazing snakeheads, whilst, and the junto club, and this debut ep is the product of late night after hours recording sessions utilising the studio s tascam ms16 tape machine, a korg ms10 and a rusty roland space echo amongst other obscure electronic toys and gadgets.
DISCO AZTECA EP
invisible inc s third release departs in yet another direction as they dig through the archives of 80s new wave/psych funksters the poncho brothers. apparently these three previously unreleased killer beats were recorded between 1987 and 1990 and then forgotten about, only for a cassette to find its way into label boss gk machine s hands during some drunken tequila-fueled nights on holiday in mexico in 2012. fully remastered from the original tapes these no wave, disco funk dubs are firmly rocketed into the 21st century with ny s zoovox duo s stripped down stellar remix of amantes latinos. getting plays from daniele cosmic baldelli, jan schulte, dj kaos, kirsty p. + more.
INVISIBLE FAMILY EP 1
invisible inc launches with this 4-track sampler 12”/ep from four artists that we plan to be releasing music by over the coming year – secret circuit, higamos hogamos, tim love lee and the poncho brothers. packed with modular synthesizer funk, psychedelic wonk, kraut-rock infused space opera and downtempo analogue “balearica”, the 12” is due to be in shops in early may. already getting praise from soft rocks (esp institute, endless flight), house of traps (firecracker, unthank, sacred summits), dj kaos (rong music, dfa, jolly jams, astrolab), josé manuel (eskimo, kinfolk, disques sinthomme), bobby beige (pork, garden zadar), chuggy (emotional response/especial) and gavin hardkiss (hardkiss, siesta, sunburn