after 14 years of close collaboration tony allen stopped working with fela anikulapo kuti. after breaking from the band during the gigs at berlins festival in 1978. tony allen returned to lagos to start working on new compositions. his independence inspired him to break-away from his regular routine of putting 2 tracks on every single album
now the new ep takes the whole adventure even a step further and features two vocal songs featuring julie runa from copenhagen based band roxy jules: µeighty fourã is a killer krautrock / post punk tune with intermittent screaming synths. while µplaying in the nightã is a more darkwave-meets-surf rock via a laboratory of electronics and noisy guitar layers - thrilling stuff.
ò a free-jazz classic of immense historical and musical value
ò an all-star band. certainly ayler s best with other horns
ò finally available again on vinyl
ò esp-disk 50th anniversary remaster by archivist michael d. anderson
ò art clean-up by jonathan granoff restores legibility
weve been huge fans of tims work since the release of his first self-titled ep on astrolab. his analogue sound has been described as both death mulch and rare gloom. for his second work for love twelve. he continues the journey into dark spaces with four more deep synth freakers from his fish island school of synthesis studio. after releases on esteemed labels including emotional response. world unknown. bird scarer. hoga nord. rotters golf club (as the asphodells with andrew weatherall) and his own label crimes of the future which he runs with scott fraser. his debut album where is the champion? was released earlier in the year to critical acclaim. tim will continue to push forward and we feel privileged to see him return for a wfl round two.
january 26th sees dj deep. setaoc mass and akirahawks take control for the first of three drops on parker s own work them records imprint. following months will see two further 12s surface with radio slave. fettburger. italojohnson. rising sun. nic fanciulli and tijana t versions. released on the berlin-based label earlier this year. different shapes and sizes comprised three eps which displayed a variety of parker s house and techno directions. subsequently. cuts from the ep have become summer staples for the likes of ryan elliott. the black madonna. honey soundsystem and midland. on ep01. parisian legend dj deep continues an amazing run of form this year with two subtle but powerful versions of shape fascination while homopatik and buttons resident akirahawks moulds riff shapes into an off-kilter disco creeper. work them records and figure artist setaoc mass closes the ep with a strident interpretation of shape fascination
francis harris is a founding member of the scissor & thread label - a brooklyn-based imprint established 2011 as an outlet for deeper. more personal sounds. as well as music from a range of associated artists including black light smoke. bob moses. frank & tony. dj aakmael. desert sound colony and aris kindt. to name a few. harris own output has gone from tightly wound tech house cuts as adultnapper in the early days. sublime deep house as frank & tony. intricate and expressive musical journeys as evident in his two solo-albums ‘leland and ‘minutes of sleep. and ambient shoegaze with two aris kindt albums. co-produced with gabe hedrick. most recently harris branched out with a new label - kingdoms - a home for his love of a more adventurous sound. now we are proud to present his new solo single. the first since the release of ‘minutes of sleep. ‘minor formswhich includes two remarkable remixes by valentino mora. ‘more we cannot do is a perfect example of harris feel for depth and dynamics - a track that feels submerged in a warm amniotic fluid cocooning the listener in a thick subby bassline. providing much of the groove. with skittering percussion on top and intricate fragments of melody throughout leading to a wonderful moment with live vibraphone provided by new york player will shore. ‘minor forms. the eps title track is cut from similar cloth - emerging from a subtly distant place to inhabit a melancholic. beautifully evocative space - somewhere between ambient. jazz and the dancefloor. joining harris is greg paulus on trumpet. a long time friend and collaborator adding his signature touch to an already moving piece.
terrence parker presents real love ep. this classic release never came out officially! only some limited white label copies were done thru serious grooves in 1994. as a bonus. terrence also included here an new version of -real love-. don t sleep on this!
frits wentink returns with the second volume of his two bar house music & chord stuff on wolf music. drawing inspiration from the legendary sounds of kerri chandler and mood ii swing. the release contains four themes perfect for the nightclub. bar mitzvah. funeral or cruising in your 1989 vw polo on your way to see your gal (or guy).
trevor jacksons second release on his unreleased archive recordings label pre is a heady collection of subterranean minimalist synth jams. blissful technicolour textures. somber distorted drones and expansive cosmic soundscapes. recorded during 2010-2014 with a limited analog vintage hardware set up elka sythex. roland jupiter 6. roland 808. roland chorus echo. bel bd80 delay & tape. these solo recordings were created at unearthly hours as lengthy improvised compositions and cathartic personal experiments. heavily manipulated using classic effects units. harmonic layers slowly evolve. arpeggiated melodies mutate. discordant drum machines and fractured voices merge elegantly into noise. design your dreams is jackson at his best. uncompromising and considered. progressive and unique.
mic mills and furious frank debut together with the fourth release on rhythm works. the adelaide duo with strong ties to untzz twelve inch. pieced together the album of genre twisting acid and electro after being lent a legendary roland system 100 which features across the nine track album that comes digitally with each 7”. produced and mixed at palazzo 184. take your time and let your mind melt as you pass through the three palms.
first time on vinyl: anthony nicholsons most excellent clairaudience imprint with a 2x12inch full of deleted classics like taurus - together or tempo 2 youre a superstar and brand new unreleased stuff by needs and restless soul aka phil asher
a new year means new musical horizons here at the bordello. curses formed his sound in the distortion and sweat of back alley dive bar bars amidst the crash of guitars and the audible gulp of beer. hints of disco and wave balance this rougher edge. smoothing down those creased lines for a style that adheres to no boundaries. -pedal to the metal and don t look back- is a perfect introduction to curses multifaceted sound. beats orbit burbling bass and brash strings in a work of dreamy hypnotics. -knife in teeth- comes from a similarly shadowy lair. dark bars are further inked by industrial percussion in a track born on the factory floor to strict ebm parents. terr takes on -pedal to the metal and don t look back- and does the original proud. bass rumbles to the tune of a guttering engine before lighter notes take hold. murky currents are cleared by bright synth blasts in this uplifting remake. the bird of paradise closes the ep with his psychedelic take on -knife in teeth.- drums take on a more sinister tone as tribal rhythms give rise to jungle imagery and the immediate threat of what might lurk behind those supposedly innocent sounds.
we liked so much the output from pol004 that we decided to put together another split ep. this time with house heads ewan jansen and derek carr. artwork comes from brazil based visual artist beatriz corneiro.
we. florklang records based in japan are happy to present you ep of cool and frank! cool and frank’s debut is “golden wall- which sounds idm for 90’s music lover releasing from sleepers records. this time of cool and frank’s ep includes four tracks with radiated edgy sequences inspired by idm and also with dynamic acid sound base lines are intensely revolving. we recommend wide range of music funs who techno lovers for sure. acid. electro. idm lovers and more...
domina trxxx welcomes two legends to the family. mr neil landtsrumm and the horrorist. both don t need any introdution. their great collaboration comes around with an additional remix by tobias schmidt!
two dutch institutions in delsin and 2000 and one team up for a reissue of the 1994 ep belongings. it was an early release on 2000 and one s influential 100% pure label and found him in full on space-techno.
TALEDS OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION EDGAR ALLAN POE (LP)
12" Vinyl D18.01.18
alan parsons hatte sich bereits als tontechniker der abbey road-studios bei den beatles und pink floyd und als produzent einen namen gemacht. als 1976 sein erstes album mit texter. sänger und keyboarder eric woolfson erschien. zwei jahre hatten sie mit über 200 musikern aus rock. pop und klassik an dem ambitionierten werk tales of mystery and imagination gearbeitet. das auf den gothic novels von edgar allen poe basierte. die musikalische literatur-interpretation war im romantischen stil gehalten und auf sinfonische orchesterarrangements des jungen dirigenten und arrangeurs andrew powell aufgebaut.
duat (pronounced do-aht) was the realm of the dead in ancient egyptian mythology. the deity osiris was believed to be the lord of the underworld since he personified rebirth and life after death. being the first mummy as depicted in the osiris myth.the underworld was also the residence of various other gods along with osiris. the duat was the region through which the sun god re traveled from west to east each night. and it was where he battled apep. who embodied the primordial chaos which the sun had to defeat in order to rise each morning and bring order back to the earth. it was also the place where peoples souls went after death for judgement. though that was not the full extent of the afterlife. burial chambers formed touching-points between the mundane world and the duat. and the akh. the effectiveness of the dead. could use tombs to travel back and forth from the duat. duat (or duatrecords) is a label by amin fallaha and r100.
ltd edition 40th anniversary 7 inch pic disc
beauty and the beast is the latest in the series of special limited edition david bowie 7- picture discs being released and will be out on 5th january 2018. almost 40 years to the day of its original release on 6th january 1978. beauty and the beast was the second single taken from the album heroes. the second of the berlin trilogy albums recorded with tony visconti and brian eno at the legendary hansa studios in berlin. the track also features robert fripp of king crimson on lead guitar. who claims that his guitar was all recorded in his first take. the a-side of the 7- picture disc features the track with newly remastered audio. mixed by long-time bowie collaborator tony visconti. the aa-side is a previously unreleased live version of blackout. recorded live at deutschlandhalle. berlin on 16th may 1978 during the isolar ii tour.
SPIRITSIDE EP - INCL. SEDEE RMX AND FUNK E RECONSTRUNCTION
12" Vinyl D12.01.18
valioso 017 comes from two boys from vienna. as a regular part of the -do easy records- crew andy catana & daniel kovac are important component of the ambitious underground music scene from vienna. for their first ep on valioso recordings the boys got support by funk e with an great edit of their track -yessanossa- and an great remix from be9er and valioso regulars sedee.
(2017 repress/remastered) one of the more delicate recordings of sun ra s 28-strong arkestra. sleeping beauty drifts in on a cloud of cosmic dust. sounding unlike anything before or after. with drummer luqman ali keeping the narcotic funk. but with dreamy solos from other key arkestra players like john gilmore. michael ray. and marshall allen. no sun ra collection is complete without this lp. inspired space-age lullaby music. tip!
trisomie 21 is a post punk band formed in 1981 by phillipe lomprez (vocals. drums) and herv? lomprez (guitar. electronics). two brothers from abscon. in the north of france. they began composing songs at the age of 16 while studying at school. the brothers were influenced by kraftwerk. the residents. yello. p.i.l as well as the films of george a. romero. their music consists of lush soundscapes that do not easily fit into any one category. lyrics are sung in english because in the north of france the duo sought to contradict the trend at the time for everything to be sung in french. musically their mood is melancholic and one can hear traces of joy division. durutti column and the cure.
the mighty one-man-band with the most notoriously misspelled airport pick-up signs in music history returns to his beloved hometown imprint musique risquée with a scorching three-track can of shake-ass. guillaume & the coutu dumonts is never one to shy away from fresh contrasts in his works. and we have no exceptions here - all manner of dark-to-light. flacid-to-hard. and identifiable-to-wtf? moments. sounds. and vibes abound. lead-off piece histories vraies brilliantly soundtracks the inevitable future moment when a season-premiere costumed viewing party for game of thrones unknowingly gets their punch spiked with moon rocks and teleported right to the middle of panoramabar at peak time. a2 jam far is the field counterattacks with the next level fusion of sun ra arkestra-esque transmissions wrapped around a humpty dance-on-steroids bassline. twisting and shifting away from the hands on the clock with beautiful ease - i am music.. indeed. finally. b-side long-burner whatevers inside rocks a sultry belly dancers theme song at an fm and modular synth bazaar on uranus. with g & the cds patented sharp percussion fills ensuring that the resulting melted faces and hearts will still be set in motion by the all-important collective flexing of the gluteus maximus.
the latest in vladislav delay’s new label series finds the man himself & max loderbauer (nsi. sun electric) on top. uncompromising form. operating somewhere between wolfgang voigt s pounding waltzes and the tunnelling techno of rrose. the a-side s #2 tucks up militant triplets and chaotic. streaming synthlines to febrile effect. over on the flip #6 involves a hyper-accelerated production sounding something like dj stingray and villalobos having it out at breakneck momentum with a gush of stepping drum percolations and bouncing micro-melodies peaking for a delirious climax. it’s properly maladjusted business. and all... more
PHASING FACES (EFDEMIN. LAPIEN. RYAN JAMES FORD AND POPULATION ONE REMIXES)
12" Vinyl NL21.12.17
anagram label follow up their phasing faces releases with remixes from efdemin. lapien. ryan james ford and terrence dixon under his population one moniker this december. released earlier this year. phasing faces was a two-part series featuring anetha. elad magdasi. mathame and maukook. not to mention label founders sinfol and octual. anagram have now tapped up four reputable names for a heavyweight remix package. dial regular efdemin. fast rising mdr and answer code request act ryan james ford. dutch producer lapien aka one half of delsins artefakt. as well as renowned detroit artist terrence dixon appearing as population one. ostgut tons efdemin opens the package with his immersive remix of sinfol trembling. incorporating pulsating drones. echoing effects and ethereal synths. anethas acid train then gets reimagined by shut founder ryan james ford - the canadian combines thudding kicks with mesmerising atmospherics as metallic percussion skips throughout. adding further depth to the release. rekids and mistress recordings artist lapien remixes elad magdasi two floors to generate a smooth aesthetic complete with serene nuances and soulful vocal coos before rush hour and metroplexs population one ties everything together with a deep house reinterpretation of octual dark sky.
hamad kalkaba and his golden sounds 1974 - 1975- i remember the day clearly. i was searching for treasures in a record shop in yaoundé. the capital city of cameroon. when suddenly i came across a 7-inch record with a picture of a young man wearing a traditional hat and bearing the marks of several imposing vertical scars on the side of his face. carved when he was just a boy as a reminder of his heritage in the musgum tribe of the northern part of the country.
kurz vor ende das jahres kommt berliner dj legende. oliver marquardt aka dj jauche. mit dem dritten sampler seines neuen albums „nachtboutique – dirty night s and boogie light s “ auf flaneur recordings. auf der a – seite gibt es einen 11 minütigen track. der sich langsam aufbaut. sich verspielt und dennoch monoton in die hüften gräbt und unweigerlich auf die tanzfläche lockt. auf der b – seite finden sich ein deeper. 303 getragener vocal track mit der in new york geborenen sängerin desney bailey und ein klassischer housetrack mit reminisenz an die neunziger. ein weiteres release auf der musikalischen reise durch 30 jahre dj. club und produktionsarbeit findet hier auf flaneur recordings seinen weg aus dem album heraus auf den dance floor.
for this album. ebo joined forces with 12-piece band ‘the pelikans’ — from the cape coast region of ghana — led by bessa simmona. with rhythm guitarist fifi orleans lindsay. a genuine ‘holy-grail’ of ghanaian music and one of ebo’s most saught-after.
the album was released on the small abookyi label. named after a nightclub they played in called pelikans. and sung in english and fante. this was the first album where ebo sang on tracks. such as the classic ‘come along’. on which he also plays keyboard. this song clearly defined a new direction in highlife and has become a ghanaian funk anthem. ‘come along’ formed the basis of sadat x’s ‘remember that’ hip hop jam from 2011.
this official mr bongo re-issue is packaged in our new & improved heavyweight ‘tip-on’ sleeves. printed in japan. pressed on high quality vinyl. audio restored to the best of our ability. with label designs and artwork as per the original release.