Appleblim & October
New label SCHMORGASBORD aims to bring together 2 artists from 2 different rhythmic disciplines, 4/4 and dubstep/garage/hip hop, for each release. The first result is the minimal 4/4 drum machine workout, while "FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE" is a haunting, lethargic dubstep track.
Purchase - Appleblim & October - NY Fizzzz here
RUNNING BACK's streak of fresh releases continues with TODD TERJE providing 3 new original productions! The title track is hypnotic tune with a big arpeggiated bass. "SNOOZE 4 LOVE" opens the flip with its synth'd out melodies and groovin rhythm. "BONYSH" ends the EP with a nice DJ tool. Tip!
Purchase Todd Terje - Ragysh here
A debut album of retro 90's abstract techno with heavy old skool acid overtones (similar to LONE or HIEROGLYPHIC BEING) comes as only a slight surprise from this production duo associated with experimental D&B.
Purchase Instra:mental - Resolution 653 here
Evoked Potentials Part 3
Third part of the ''Evoked Potentials'' series. CONVEXTION! No need to discuss Gerard Hanson's work any further. One of the best electro/techno acts around.
Purchase ERP - Evoked Potentials Part 3 here
Applehead De Applehead
Pre-Cert Home Entertainment
Pre-Cert Home Entertainment is a new vanity imprint releasing limited vinyl documents of contemporary musical and nonmusical material researched by Demdike Stare (Modern Love) and Andy Votel (Finders Keepers) in the north of England. Part art/part trash, this open-ended disposable archive combines a cross-section of oblique influences such as sound research libraries/VHS video culture/electronic Folkways records/sound poetry/tape manipulation/European fumetti/outsider art/field recording, to name but a few. With a continued aesthetic focus on the theatrical macabre and a stylistic nod to the folkloric/industrial landscape of the anti-label's local history, Pre-Cert aims to expand an open catalog of man-made and mechanical music and disparate archival noise. Applehead's Applehead De Applehead is Pre-Cert's latest art/trash compendium of musical and non-musical ideas constructed in homage to the historic/cultural and quasi-symbolic qualities of the Apple-form, exploring Mediterranean folklore, VHS video culture, sound poetry and electronic/mechanical sequenced pop music. With sublime references to Roman Catholicism, politics & agriculture, corruption, fairy-tales, horrotica, post-war European surrealism and fumetti/giallo crime fiction, Applehead's first LP is presented within the aesthetic context of cold Modernist-pop and Italian and Spanish horror film music featuring randomized spoken-word segments and concrète compact tape experiments. In this limited vinyl-only experiment, the semi-fictitious Applehead mirrors influences such as Franco Battiato, Suzanne Ciani, Daphne Oram, Claudio Simonetti, JP.Massiera, Jacula, Carpenter, Phillippe Besombes, late-period Amon Düül and early Jan Hammer while giving tokenistic nods to Lucio Fulci, Poe, Lautréamont and the Belgian surrealism movement. Album features artwork from Anworth Kirk. Cut at Berlin's Dubplates & Mastering. Limited to 500 copies only.
Purchase Applehead - Applehead de Applehead here
Frkwys Vol. 5
"Interested in examining the electronically-tinged savoir faire of their debut album, The Society for the Advancement of Inflammatory Consciousness, while also eager to document the new industrial direction in which Mirror Mirror are headed, we wrangled together a team of FRKWYS collaborators that was more born of workplace 'what if...' than a back and forth between the label and band. Fortunately, David and Ryan were on board with our candidates, all decidedly culled from a post-punk pantheon of those who were busy dubbing up and dropping out while their contemporaries jaggedly jangled and angled away. Stuart Moxham of Welsh minimalists Young Marble Giants, as well as the short-lived solo project The Gist, was first to deliver his mix of 'Love is the Law' from Society for the Advancement, which deals in the same stunningly exotic and heady pop sounds that have helped mold his celebrated career (including that undeniable YMB guitar tone). Alig Pearce of notorious agit-punks Family Fodder next submitted a disciplined dub of 'New Horizons', also from Society, complete with meditative instructions for anti-inflammatory consciousness. Rico Conning, of the eerily dubbed out, lost-in-time group The Lines, auditioned early mixes of Mirror Mirror's forthcoming album and transformed 'Oddfellows' into a blissed-out, behind-the-beat mix akin to his production for Depeche Mode and William Orbit. The final collaborative product on this record truly does serve as the bridge between Mirror Mirror's first and second albums. With a musical legacy firmly yet obscurely rooted in NYC's halcyon electronic music scene with ties to pioneering No Wave, hip hop, and electro projects (see Ike Yard, Death Comet Crew, and Dominatrix), Stuart Argabright helped craft 'Nau Sau Ser Bil Uma Rah Rab,' a thrillingly melodic six minute original track."
Purchase Frkwys v. 5 here
Night Time Pt. 1
Clone West Coast
1st part in tryptych 'Night Time Activities.' Pure intense atmospheric techno constructed on Dutch west coast.
Purchase Versalife - Night Time Pt. 1 here
LURKA: Return/Stabiliser 10"
BAOBINGA & HYETAL: Anything For Now/Trouble 12"
GRAVIOUS/HACKMAN & BLUTO: Future Blues/WDYGOAPHAGFY 12"
Inkswell/Get To My Party 12”
Versalife/Night Time Pt 1 12”
Jesse Somfay/Bright Black Bore 12”
Splice/Den Andra Farden 12”
Mokira & Silent Servant/Time 1 12”
East Liberty Quarters/ST EP EP AS1/Solar Lifestyle EP 12”
The Exaltics/Irresistible 12”
Kool Hertz/REVIVE THE MESSAGE 12”
Justin Harris/MOON FT ARTHUR RUSSELL 12”
Ilija Rudman/THE REVEAL DLP
Stevie Wonder/DO I DO (U-TERN EDIT) 12”
Pimpsoul/LET'S DO IT EP 12”
Cosmic Boogie/SEAN P EDITS 12”
6th Borough Project/ONE NIGHT...PT 2 12”
DJ Yoda/DJ YODA & FRIENDS EP 12”
Art Bleek/SUPPLIED ARTWORK EP 12”
Soul-la-das/MOVIN' & GROOVIN' 7”
Justus Kohncke/FUSSMACHINE EP 12”
Fresh/FUTURE JUNGLE EP D12”
Ill Skillz & S.P.Y/THIS IS WHY 12”
Guest Villians/TORNADO 7”
Kenny Carpenter/HEAVEN KNOWS 12”
Asian Project/DISTANT LOVE 12”
Akabu/LIFE IS SO STRANGE EP 12”
Revenge/REEKIN'STRUCTIONS EP VOL.1 12"
Steve Aoki & Sidney Samson/WAKE UP 12”
Hyetal/DIAMOND ISLANDS (BODDIKA RMX) 12”
Volta Cab/WHY YOU COME BACK HERE EP 12”
John B/RED SKY (D&B REMIXES) 12”
Kryptic Minds/CAN'T SLEEP 3LP
DJ Madd & Chris SU/NO RESPECT 12”
dEbruit/SIS SURPRIZ EP (3-D GLASSES) 12”
Orange Muse/BUMP - KENNY DOPE REMIX 12”
Dan Berkson/ANYTHING FOR YOU 12
DC La Rue/REWORKS VOL. 3 12”
Youandewan/YOUANDME (ON MY MIND) 12”
Hybrid/ORIGINAL SIN 12” Hyper/THE END 12”
Various/HOMETAPING IS FUN SAMPLER 2 12”
Avicii/SWEDE DREAMS 12”
MFSB & Killer Funk Allstars/KAY GEE 7”
London Elektricity/E... WILL KEEP ME 12”
Onur Engin/EDITS VOL. 3 12”
Various/FROM THE VAULTS EP PART 1 12”
Martin Buttrich/FULL CLIP REMIX 12”
Rufige Kru/TERMINATOR (S.P.Y REMIX) 12”
Nufrequency/MY ANGEL FT M. REILLY 12”
Spectrasoul/LOST DISCIPLE 12”
Shoes/EARLY YEARS VOL.2 EP 12”