1 per customer , as a special edition for the 25th release on balkan vinyl six tracks selected from the label’s back catalogue four of them having never before released on vinyl, the remaining two from highly sought after out-of-print releases. includes the last ever track released by lfo i love acid, global goons acid anthem craehzrhd from the very first balkan release in 2010, and the opener from the late andreas gehm 12inch on i love acid heaven and hell. luke vibert, b12, and plaid round off the ep with tracks that were previously only available as part of a digital download from the label itself (never in shops until now). this is a vinyl-only release.
parallel zum reissue des uk techno-klassikers electro-soma von b12 aus warps legendärer 1990er artificial intelligence-serie, erscheint electro-soma ii, eine kollektion ultra-rarer tracks diverser früher b12-maxis, erschienen unter mysteriösen pseudonymen wie musicology, redcell und cmetric, ebenfalls komplett remastered. nach einer streng limitierten, ersten, transparenten vinylauflage erscheint nun die standardauflage auf schwarzem vinyl inklusive poster & download-code im gatefold.
remastered reissue eines weiteren klassikers aus warps legendärer 1990 er -artificial intelligence--serie: der uk techno-klassiker -electro-soma- (1993) von b12. parallel erscheint -electro-soma ii-, eine kollektion ultrararer tracks diverser früher b12-maxis, erschienen unter mysteriösen pseudonymen wie musicology, redcell und cmetric, ebenfalls remastered. 2lp electro-soma mit poster & download-code im gatefold.
sixth ep on firescope records the new sub label of the legendary b12 records. this release is by b12 ft yonii, uk techno fused with wonderful pure and beautiful vocals. b12 established early 90’s with a multitude of releases appearing on warp records uk, b12 records, soma records, delsin records, firescope records, art , buzz, de:tuned. the ep entitled in vain is the first ep featuring b12 and the wonderful singer songwriter yonii. these are real songs, with real meanings and are the the result of a pure and wonderful collaboration. the tracks tell a story, and with open ears and heart they will deliver the message clearly. “sympathy” a very acoustic sounding drum and percussion arrangement held together with glorious b12 esq pads is the opener here. the vocals elevate this track to another level, with a dangerous equilibrium of vulnerability and distain. “shotgun” straight in with a heavy synth baseline and lyrics. a menacing track featuring a vocal that floats effortlessly on a downtempo b12 vibe. an exposed interplay of rhythmic melodies and dark imagery. “moth” a busy beat and synth driven backdrop provide the platform for yonii to tell her story of love and pain. is it all in vain? why must we gravitate towards the flame that ultimately extinguishes us…. “sympathy (beatz)” & “moth (beatz)” just the beatz of the main tracks :-) finished in glorious white and green splatter vinyl with exclusive full colour artwork by the wonderful catherine prendergast aka cellar doo
fourth ep on firescope records the new sub label of the legendary b12 records. this release is by b12, uk techno at its finest. established early 90’s with a multitude of releases appearing on warp records uk, b12 records, soma records, delsin records, firescope records, art , buzz, de:tuned the ep entitled mindbender is about mental torment / torture / unrest and control. the tracks are heavy and describe an environment of captivity and pain. external or internal - it is all the same.
12 inch marbled vinyk , full sleeve
third ep on firescope records the new sub label of the legendary b12 records. this release is by b12, uk techno at its finest. established early 90s with a multitude of releases appearing on warp records uk, b12 records, soma records, delsin records, firescope records, art, buzz, de:tuned the ep entitled an eternal flame, is about love. love for self, a person, our planet, a planet. each track filled with emotion and hope
already touted as a match made in heaven, b12 aka steven rutter joins cpu with some of his finest output to date. remaining resolutely true to himself, rutter delivers a consistent yet distinct e.p. with his signature melodic, pad-heavy dreamscapes and syncopated beats.
the ep entitled deceased unknown, a seemingly morbid piece of art (art/music) but look a little deeper! this ep sees b12 pick up the pace from their previous firescope release brokenunbroken “coduktor” an organ plays some subtle chords behind this track while beautiful drums skip along on top, to create a sonic backdrop for the very quirky melodies and top lines that constantly evolve and interpolate. a spiritual experience ? “dont look down” 808 and 909 drum and pads always a killer combination add to this an odd malformed bass line which never really reveals quite what it is doing makes for a pretty interesting track. don’t look down where is the question “blue and green capsule” a pumping kick drum sets the pace for this track which builds up using classic b12 style drums. the swirling pads and sliding melodies interlaced make this track reminiscent of “epillion” as featured on the classic b12 album “time tourist” on warp records in 1996. a track you can move your feet as well as your head to “minor decay” brain decay , world decay , urban decay , human decay , music decay, unavoidable decay - a simple straightforward techno track using its simplicity to conjure up feelings of sadness and thoughtfulness as well as joy and hope. a new hope finished in glorious red with black splatter vinyl with exclusive artwork by sarah sparkes
firescope records is the new sub label of the legendary b12 records. a label core to the uk techno scene with roots starting in the early 90’s launched by michael golding and steven rutter. firescope records is here to exist in conjunction with b12 records and with the same ethos, quality music, quality packaging, without compromise and a product that will stand the test of time. firescope will diversify somewhat, not just deep meaningful techno, but also techno with vocals, real songs with real meaning.
b12, one of the uks first wave of pure techno acts, are back again to take you above and beyond with their trademark deep space techno and electro soundscapes. after appearing on the *5 years de:tuned* album with the track *let me free*, b12 return to de:tuned with more transient music for the mind.
delsin present a new ep by b12 aka steve rutter entitled orbiting souls, a name which comes from the fact the veteran artist has recently spent contemplating the loss of a friend and believes we are surrounded by lost souls and spirits. this is b12 s second ep this year following on from the bokide 325 release on soma records and comes years after still acclaimed album like electro-soma and timetourist on warp records back in the 90s. orbiting souls is a somewhat complex journey, a representation of inner bi polar opposites, isolation, sadness, but also acknowledging the great and wonderful things around that swirl and support and energise us. a perfectly formed sound world that is both absorbing and cerebral and comes with a full colour sleeve by boris tellegen.
uk techno founders b12 return! the duos history famously started in the early 90s with their music appearing under a plethora of monikers under the b12 records umbrella - 12 inch vinyl with notorious cryptic messages engraved in the run-out grooves, before being collected into album form and release on warp. after a hiatus in the late 90s, the pair resurfaced briefly for some live shows, a flurry of hugely sought-after 12 inches and a 7-part cd anthology. they then abruptly disappeared again - this is their first appearance in 5 years, fittingly on glaswegian imprint soma. (their seminal warp records album was named electro soma...is there a connection?)
red is the first part of the balkan vinyl colours series: 4 artists per record, 6 releases over six months (red, green, blue, orange, yellow, and violet). each record is limited to just 250 hand numbered & sealed copies. every record comes with a cd sealed in the sleeve containing the vinyl tracks plus extra tracks and remixes. red features 4 tracks of acid house and electro, from mark archer (of altern 8 / nexus 21), global goon (rephlex), b12 (a.r.t / warp), and a collaboration between luke vibert and bristolian hardware/analogue specialist richard wigglesworth. artists appearing later in the series include plaid, marco passarani, cursor miner, debasser, echaskech, hrdvsion, digitonal, ardisson, paul blackford, secondo, posthuman, the doubtful guest, and many more. balkan vinyl is run by joshu doherty (of posthuman / digitonal / agt rave cru, formerly of b12 records, and original founder of seed records).
silver coloured vinyl, limited to 300 copies!
posthumans entry into the electronic music world was via the now legendary skam records - duo have established themselves as not only post human but post techno, post minimal and post rave.
after the critically acclaimed album >last days of silence< projected b12 back into the techno limelight after 12 years of silence, the duo, mike golding and steve rutter have remixed some of the most asked for tracks from the album and combined them with two completely new and unreleased tracks. this limited remix release concentrates on the listening rather than dancing and brings the duos perfect atmospheres, melodies, moods and beats together to create a new take on the best of their album in a way that only b12 are capable of. limited to 900 copies world wide!
finest old school flavoured detroit trax !! on the a-side >i do not exist< is a perfect example of kirks talents ! twisted beats, beautiful strings & melodic keys combine to create a master work of futuristic funk, while on the flip b12 add an alternative mix which adds atmosphere & tension to this already powerful & uncompromising track, limited clear / coloured vinyl
finest old school flavoured detroit trax !! on the a-side >i do not exist< is a perfect example of kirks talents ! twisted beats, beautiful strings & melodic keys combine to create a master work of futuristic funk, while on the flip b12 add an alternative mix which adds atmosphere & tension to this already powerful & uncompromising track
the first full release from b12 since 3ep on warp records in 1998. classic b12 deep-space melodics and detroit techno influences still shine through, with 21st century production. slope brings the beats to the dancefloor while magnetic fields and static glitch twist and turn though menacing atmospherics and jilted grooves
the last ever release on b12 records, first printed in1996. only 5 test pressings were ever made. sought after for over a decade, now re-mastered and committed to vinyl, (with one extra track >ecliptic<). five tracks of classic melodic uk techno. every vinyl has the b12 signature engravings in the run-out grooves
remastered reissue eines weiteren klassikers aus warps legendärer 1990er artificial intelligence-serie: der uk techno-klassiker electro-soma (1993) von b12. parallel erscheint electro-soma ii, eine kollektion ultrararer tracks diverser früher b12-maxis, erschienen unter mysteriösen pseudonymen wie musicology, redcell und cmetric, ebenfalls remastered. 2cd im digipak mit 32-seitigem booklet mit ausführlichen sleevenotes, archivfotos und memorabilia. 2lp electro-soma mit poster & download-code im gatefold.
the b12 archive is a complete retrospective of b12 records 1990 - 1996,the entire back catalogue spanning seven volumes.the series contains the tracks that shaped warp records artificial intelligence series and every highly collected vinyl ep that came before and after.
der wahnsinn hat methode: neuinterpretation der dub-blaupause -super ape-.
nachdem er sich mit sir coxsone, dem legendären chef des kingstoner labels studio one, zerstritten hatte, gründete lee perry zuerst seine eigene band und dann, 1973, im hinterhof ein eigenes studio. was aus der not geboren wurde, entwickelte sich zu einer einzigartigen erfolgsgeschichte. sowohl mit den upsetters als auch dem black ark schrieb perry musikgeschichte, insbesondere durch das 1976 veröffentlichte -super ape--album, auf dem er gewissermaßen das genre dub auf unbekannte weise aus dem mischpult brodeln ließ. für perry ist das studio wie ein lebewesen. ob er es wirklich so empfindet, oder einfach nur zu viel ganja in rauch aufgehen lässt, aber bei perry ist das equipment organisch, empathisch und intelligent. der clou: so hören sich die resultate auch an! lange bevor man das sampling erfunden hatte, schichtete er tonspuren aus tiefen bässen, echos und hall mit diversen, selbst aufgenommenen, gerne rückwärts laufenden klangsequenzen auf-, in- und übereinander. heißt: perry war der erste produzent, der anstatt der band die musik machte. das brachte ihm unter anderem den titel salvador dalí des dub ein. dass der Über-80-jährige bis heute nichts von seiner experimentierfreude verloren hat, zeigt der mit dem new yorker subatomic sound system besorgte re-edit seines meilensteins.
mr bongo presents the first 12inch in a series of remix packages curated from ebo taylors brand new album yen ara. the 81-year-old composer, arranger, guitarist and vocalist has been a key figure in the evolving afro-funk sound since the seventies, working with the likes of apagya show band, ck mann and pat thomas. this 12inch combines three of the best remixers in the business - the legendary ron trent, west coast talent flako, and disco connoisseur nick the record. you will hear the high-energy afrobeat, sweet highlife, jazz and konkoma influences that ebo is famous for, and the remixes have contributed their disco pulse, house groove, and hard-hitting percussive edge to the tracks.
disco classics !!
all songs licensed courtesy of warner music uk ltd. try it out: published by good flavour songs inc. / sons celestes / shediac music, ascap (p) 1981 wea international inc. dancer: published by prime quality music / universal music publishing mgb ltd (p) 1979 wea international inc. it’s alright: published by copyright control / (p) 1994 wea international inc.
dubcore vol.12 welcomes back rotterdam soundboy fff under the radar. fff droped two tunes for dubcore vol.7 in 2009, now he is back for four more tunes. he is taking his round this time with a melange of footwork infected jungle, hardcore slaps on dubby basslines and darkside and ragga breakbeats.
fat mastercut done by lxc on 45 rpm on black vinyl, limited to 300 copies.