New 12"/LP/CD Releases at Amoeba Hollywood 10/30 - Livity Sound, Pharoahs, Matt Tolfrey, Marshall Jefferson and more!

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Various Artists - Livity Sound

Various Artists

Livity Sound CD

Livity Sound

The Bristolians Pev(erelist), Asusu and Kowton present a compelling compendium of their mutant bass sound. The structures here are nominally sci-fi techno, yet a destructive low-end current runs through nearly every track. Despite its natural austerity, subtlety is not lost on the trio. Asusu's Sister uses ethereal pads over the percussive racket. Kowton's Jam01 cleverly employs filtering to make a 909 drum track sound fresh. Pev's revisit of his collaboration with Kowton, Beneath Radar, has the sonic precision and economy of Boddika's recent work.

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Gerry Read - U Got No God Damn Groove

Gerry Read

U Got No God Damn Groove 12"

Fourth Wave

Rough hewn house cuts. The title track slides banging lo-fi percussion and the expected sample up against a euphoric soul sample. The b, Rubber Hands, is brilliant. Corroded hi-hat sits atop addictive filtered synth/bass lead. Closer Andy Asteroids is a hardware jam less focused on melody than the previous tracks.

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Musik for Autobahns


Various Artists

Musik for Autobahns 12"

Running Back

Welcome vinyl issue of several tracks that were previously only available on the expansive Musik for Autobahns CD. That comp was no pastiche of retro styles, rather a true update of the komische sound. As such, the artists here keep things unpredictable. LA dude Suzanne Kraft begins with a loping beat that's more PCH 1 than Autobahn,  ending with ominous feeling chords that darken this paradise. Marcus Worgull and Motor City Drum Ensemble present a live jam based around a hypnotic arpeggio, while Acoustic High-End Research's contribution is a drumless track which adds 80s Japanese modernism to the list of formatives. 

Buy Musik for Autobahns 12"


Pharoahs - Manhunter


Manhunter 12"

Intercoastal Artists

Assured new release from the LA group on Holy Mountain sublabel Intercoastal Artists. Completely beautiful record that works a subtractive process to take the listener from idyllic club to deep home listening. The title track is an optimistic Hacienda warm-up with several Voodoo Ray-reminiscent breakdowns. Oasiics slows things down with stately string-synth and a delayed sax solo. Closer Nature Lovers uses a Cluster-indebted synth arpeggio and again lets the sax shine. 

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Vatican Shadow - Remember Your Black Day

Vatican Shadow

Remember Your Black Day LP

Remember Your Black Day CD

Hospital Productions

Focused debut full-length from the prolific Domenic Fernrow (Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, Prurient). The feel differs from VS's wandering tape missives - primarily, much of this music seems suited for techno dancefloors. The bleak conceptual framework remains. VS channels death rock influences on Enter Paradise and Jet Fumes Above the Reflecting Pool, yet the latter has the booming, gated snares which typify the album's percussion. Not the Sun of the Desert Storm, But the Child of Chechnya and the title track are melody voids over charred techno percussion for a punishing sound that would fit in well alongside Ancient Methods.

Buy Remember Your Black Day LP

Buy Remember Your Black Day CD


Jerome Derradji - A Bump In the Raw

Jerome Derradji

A Bump In The Raw 12"


Big banging house tracks from the Still Music proprietor. Get Loose uses raw, propulsive percussion in a way similar to Omar S  (specifically Psychotic Photosynthesis) and uses a octave reaching bassline and cowbell to winning effect. The title track is straight acid techo, with an abbreviated 303 line and late night stab. The music fits well within the tradition of Derradji's hometown Chicago, as well as the excellent Kill Yourself Dancing comp recently released on his label.

A Bump In The Raw 12" 


Matt Tolfrey - The Truth

Matt Tolfrey feat. Marshall Jefferson

The Truth 12"


Deep, dubby house from Matt Tolfrey featuring the legendary Marshall Jefferson. The instrumental provides a pulpit for MJ to explain the mechanics of house and also indict the new generation of producers who are too slavish in their devotion to the sounds Jefferson and co. stumbled upon almost 30 years ago. Geeman provides two heavy remixes - the deep vox mix retains elements of the original while the raw mix lives up to the name. 

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New this week

D'ARCANGELO: Audiovisual Designs 2CD
VA: Cosmic Machine: A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde (1970-1980)
SNUFF CREW: Behind the Masks CD 
SCHNEIDER TM: Guitar Sounds CD 
FLAVA D: Home/Hold On (VIP) 12" 
BEISSPONY: Brush Your Teeth CD 
SANO: Sano CD 
TIGERSKIN: All Those Goodbyes CD 
TIGERSKIN: All Those Goodbyes 2LP
RIVAL CONSOLES: Odyssey 12" 
BRYNJOLFUR/MAJESTIQUE: I Love You/Must Get There 10" 
BODHI: Imperfection/No More 12" 
MARGOT: Trentaseitrenta EP 12" 
VATICAN SHADOW: Remember Your Black Day CD 
VATICAN SHADOW: Remember Your Black Day LP 
VA: Kitsuné Maison Compilation 15 2LP 
KAITO: Until the End of Time CD 
STEINHOFF, JULIUS: You Collect Secrets 12" 
OKUYAMA, SHU: Rotkappchen EP 12" 
ABER, SHLOMI: Slack Tide EP 12" 
DUBLESS, THE: Icarus EP 12" 
EPROM: Halflife LP 
PHASE: Frames of Reference CD 
J-PATH/ALPHA STEPPA: Threshing Ground 10" 
TRIPEO: Fourth Trip 12" 
SHACKLETON: Music for the Quiet Hour/The Drawbar Organ EPs 2CD
J Boogie/SUMMER SOUL EDITS #1 12"     
Matthew Styles/OUT ALL NIGHT 12"               
Simian Mobile Disco/TONG ZI DAN 12"       
Huxley & Shenoda/CHATSWORTH SOUND 12"     
Dunn & Bruce Street/OFFICIAL BUSINESS CD      
Aroop Roy/BRAZIL BREAKDOWN EP 12"           
Paul C & Paolo Martini/GET THIS! 12"          
Accatone/A REASON NOT TO TRY EP 12"         
Nitri/SECRETS EP D12"                  
Daniele Baldelli/LET'S GET LOST 23 DLP      
Various/LET'S GET LOST VOL. 3 CD           
Modern Artifacts/DIN DA DA REMIX 12"        
Spectrasoul/PLAY THE FOOL 12"      
Ghost Culture/RED SMOKE 12"           
Headjam - Jamhead/THAT'S NOT ME 12"     
Lo Shea/A HOCHT 12"                     
erome Derradji/A BUMP IN DA RAW 12"        
Various/THRONE OF BLACK CATALOGUE 1 12"