of paradise join forces with rising russian talent, low tape, for an ep of deftly crafted and explorative electro. comprising of four slices of soaring electronic music that collectively showcase a new and hybrid sound, “walking the streets” firmly marks out this rising talent as a one to watch. “walking the streets” comes packaged in a matte black sleeve complete with sticker and a6 insert.
angels dust is vocalist flavia ciampi and producer david lampley, both originally hailing from san diego, ca. their bewitching, hypnotizing yet soulful debut summons the same heaviness and somber darkness of portishead & mazzy star. ciampi’s almost-whispered vocals are front and center, anchored by loose swinging beats that are as unnerving as they are catchy. lampley (also known as psychopop, one half of san diego instrumental noise legends skrapez, as well as a frequent gonjasufi collaborator) handles the gritty lo-fi production duties.
THE ANALOGUE CIRCLES VOL.1 (TAPE / CASSETTE + DL CODE)
tape / cassette D06.12.18
after a long break, the label hal 9000 is back. in the 90 s and beyond, this label brought out music by isoleé (dial), mikkel metal (echocord), bodo elsel (playhouse), c-rock (stir15 recordings) or sylvie marks (gigolo) & hal 9000. includes a free download code
limited repress on yellow vinyl.
continuing on from his odyssey ep released in 2013, ryan lee west aka rival consoles creates atmosphere and space whilst exploring waves of sound and rhythm, and the power of colour. with sonne ryan creates music to structure itself around a pulse, rather than the pulse being the defining point.
sonder: the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. -- introducing the new ambient tape series from banoffee pies records you don’t remember how you got home and now you re waking up again. the alarm won’t stop ringing, and the person on the radio won’t stop talking, you re opening your phone while your brain is busy, and it’s burning right into you, stinging all over the parts of your mind that you cannot reach. so you arrive here, because your thoughts are piling up, and falling over, and crashing round your head and you want to take the swirling mess and hold it outside of you. repeat machine.
glacial dancehall returns a two-headed excursion ofversions, samples + sirens chopped and screwed into oblivion bytime cowandlow jack. tasked with followingjay glass dubs first volume ofglacial dancehall(of march 2016) each artist served up a half hour side of ruff slow jams, bolstered with additional production and totalling 15 full blown edits. paris low jack can be found splitting time between on modern love, l.i.e.s. and the trilogy tapes as well as running his own editions gravats imprint with jean carval. westmoreland, ja, home to time cow - maybe better known as one of the key players in the equiknoxx crew, responsible for some of the island s crucial 21st century riddims. their watershedbird sound power on dds provides a weird manchester linkage that connects him to low jack via the modern love hotbed.
nebraska comes to razor-n-tape reserve with a 3-tracker of soul-laden sampley goodness primed for the floor. the title track drills deep to the depths of primal funk for an extended disco-house workout that stretches over the full a side. on flip we have a pair of slow-burners, with instant pressure juxtaposing modern r&b vocal flavor over a hypnotic rhythm track, and then keep on keeping on takes us back to the classic soul side with its gritty and gospel-infused groove.
blawan’s new side project bored young adults is up next on will bankhead’s label the trilogy tapes. the shy dancers on bungalowdorf beach features some restrained and slow burning techno experiments that differ from jamie robert’s more usual hard-hitting sounds. the seething title track treads the same path as kassem mosse or vactrol park. the fentanyl techno of “but we need this bench” sounds like an old regis record played on -8, while devoted fans of the young uk producer’s sound will get something a bit more familiar on the menacing hypnotic techno grinder “check up from the neck up”.
long awaited lenta tunes are hitting wax on tape hiss 007. the ep delivers well composed rhythms and odd sounds for your dancing and listening pleasure alike. some brilliant tribal vibes here and some bittersweet moments there. it s all about intuition and diversity
a dead party mix for the lost souls of this world. tony boggs (aka joshua treble) is also known for his collaborations with mitchell akiyama as letters letters on type records and desormais on akiyamas own intr_version label. zero likes was recorded as tony s brother spent his last days in hospice, sampled life support machines and nurses whispers inter-splice hazy drones and jaded lo-fi beats. unfollow zooms in, giving us a dimly lit skeleton, dizzying motorik beats and paranoid textures undulate freely beneath the steady pulse.
nice price deal !!! coruscating cut-ups yanked still dripping and yowling from the belly of the beast. dazzling and invigorating, scary and discombobulating. ‘psychic driving was a psychiatric procedure in which patients were subjected to a continuously repeated audio message on a looped tape, in order to alter their behaviour… often hundreds of thousands of repetitions of a single statement over the course of their treatment. they were also concurrently administered muscular paralytic drugs such as curare… the psychic driving procedure was a chronological precursor to cameron’s depatterning, involving massive doses of ect combined with similarly large doses of psychedelic drugs like lsd. the intent was to break down the subject’s personality — theoretically psychic driving could then be used with some efficacy in establishing a new personality’ (hanson records).
this is no vinyl its a tape....the next lowriders release is something special, this will be with dutch producer ard bit on a cassette and digital only format. lowriders is proud to present this new release yelleen by ard bit.
korablove delivers his second full length album on elusive, and its quite a special one again! directed towards more dreamy, piano-infused, classic cross-genre sound, it grabs you with its cinematic, moody, and truly beautiful melodies and soundscapes, revealing more mature side of this multi-faceted artist
sombra, the lisbon label founded by shcuro and peterr, is back with a fourth release to celebrate their fourth anniversary. this time, their sombre and atmospheric vision of techno finds expression through the work of 12 artists, from promising newcomers to established heroes, in a compilation called “4 anos”, available in tape and digital formats.
the new ep ‘breakers yard’ from british producer and seagrave label boss blood room, vaporizes some classic flavours on glowing hot charcoals. orchestra hits, wobbly synth stabs, mechanically cranking up and springing out. sparse snappy percussion, populates space with all the groove where it needs to be.
the ecstatic sounds of a fruit machine spewing out winnings or a computer game bleeping a player upwards to the next level chirp and bleep all over ‘true beauty (and other things), a jubilant and chaotic tape from philadelphia’s nah aka michul kuun. his first release under new alias michul kuun, the seven track album lurches between church bells, angsty video game chimes and battered drums (kunn pummelled drums in punk band 1994! in the past). there are flashes of mutated house and techno (“threes, threes, threes” and “written house”) as panicky, stammery rhythm structures are built up, battered down then kicked around. “taking station” seems like it’s going to be the most mellow, almost melodic jam, then rounds off with a solid minute of air horn, before exiting on what sounds like a motorbike through a swooshing traffic for jittery finisher, “follow thruu”. - claire sawers, for wire magazine
the italian artist has been a fixture of the underground since her precocious teens, clocking up many miles in control unit with ninni morgia (“it’s like catherine deneuve dumped two cases of post-repulsion psychiatric notes over pere ubu’s dub housing, lit the fuse and, ahem, stood well back” – julian cope), including collaborations with the likes of smegma, factrix, gary smith, aki onda and gate (michael morley of the dead c). through her own label, ultramarine, she has released music by the likes of raymond dijkstra, blood stereo and bene gesserit.
a new label services deal with !k7 was announced this year that will see the relaunch of the two hundred & forty volts label and for the first time ever the entire swayzak back catalogue. to celebrate the re-launch and ultimately draw a line under the old material a 19 track retrospective will released shortly afterwards on dec 1. the lost tapes compilation will include some of their seminal classics, unreleased versions and a brand new single from swayzak & richard davis, all paving way for the new album next year. the compilation will be released on vinyl over 3 consecutive eps
as the head of berlin s eminently respected oye records, it s no surprise markus -delfonic- lindner would come correct with the edit heat for his first outing on razor-n-tape. the record starts out smooth and summery with the flow, a club-ready rework of an underground jamaican disco classic, followed by the furious afro-boogie stomp of -spf.- on the b-side an extended percussion jam builds ferociously and finally drops into a lovely lesser-known revamp of a killer disco anthem. music is love indeed!
limited edition of 1000 copies, pressed on translucent double vinyl with download code included plus jute bag.
initially founded by german-born robert raths in 2007, the london-based label has grown and extended across the world with satellite offices in los angeles and berlin. spanning over ten years, erased tapes has nurtured avant-garde artists from all around the world whilst remaining genre-defying and truly independent.
commencing these celebrations with a new compilation entitled erased tapes collection viii, they also welcome the iconic penguin cafe to the roster amongst tracks from new signing daniel brandt (of brandt brauer frick) and peter broderick’s duo project allred & broderick. it also includes recent compositions by rival consoles, a winged victory for the sullen, ben lukas boysen, douglas dare and immix ensemble & vessel, as well as a previously unreleased ryan davis remix of erased tapes stalwarts Ólafur arnalds & nils frahm which was recently favoured by aphex twin and an exclusive edit of woodkid & nils frahm’s score for jr’s ellis, with spoken words by robert de niro.
SWEET AS BROKEN DATES: LOST SOMALI TAPES FROM THE HORN OF AFRICA (2LP+MP3 DL CODE)
2x12" Vinyl UK29.08.17
2lp gatefold + insert + mp3 dl code
in 1988, on the eve of a two decade civil war, somalia s authoritarian ruler siad barre launched punishing air strikes on the north of the country, known today as somaliland, in response to agitations for independence. the bombing leveled the entire city. barre targeted radio hargeisa to prevent any kind of central communication system that could organize a resistance. with the attack imminent, a few brave radio operators and dedicated vanguards of somali culture knew the archives, containing over half a century of somali music had to be preserved. thousands upon thousands of cassette tapes and master reels were quickly removed from the soon-to-be targeted buildings. they were dispersed to neighboring countries like djibouti and ethiopia, and buried deep under the ground to withstand even the most powerful airstrikes.
nice price deal !!! the technoid site of clap your hands. the first track by knopf & seferyn feat. polymax is reworked by yakine (robsoul, cadenza lab). accompanied by another funky house tune by the boys. 3 different cuts! club potential approved!
live from concrete island is the debut album from brighton based producer stephen maskell, aka the nags head. taking material from the last four years, he s created a head-spinning tapestry of melodic techno and crushed cityscapes. like echospace, maskells destroyed visions nail the feeling of being a stranger in a strange land. for the city s lolloping, dubby percussion we reach deep into its guts, pulling out a squiggly bricolage of pistons, pool balls, window frames, jets of steam. in turns rasping and narcotic, concrete island s beatless sections are akin to the crunching menace of early clark, or murcofs cosmic space treatments. an occasional shimmer guitar pop gem emerges from the rubble.
bona sforsa was a 16th century polish queen of italian origin. so much for a little history lesson. jump a few centuries forward and you’ll find bonasforsa in the studio on the 6th floor of a block of flats in east london. it’s the new moniker of italian-polish producer duo rico casazza and krzysztof kozber.