New Vinyl/CD Releases at Amoeba Hollywood 8/29 - Moire, Demdike Stare, Lee Gamble and more!

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Shelter CD

Shelter LP


Deubt full from the "London techno" producer after some trippy 12-inches. Moire's East London is somewhat similar to smoke filled vision proferred by Burial. This is all tension and atmosphere, yet the young producer is demonstrating a melodic talent we haven't previously seen. "Infinity Shadow" and other tracks take a classic KDJ/Theo Parrish approach to chords - keep it deep and bittersweet and they'll be hooked. His slightly off the beat bass hits are just enough to keep the listener reeling without knocking the tracks fully out of dance context. Still this is as good a record for driving as it is warming up a crowd.

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Design A Wave - A.R.M. II

Design A Wave

A.R.M. II 12"

No Label (Rush Hour)

Design A Wave might be the best post-punk inflected improv dance band on Rush Hour's "No Label" imprint. That says a lot, considering  Aaron Coyes, Suzanne Kraft, Willie Burns, Torn Hawk an Secret Circuit have all put out that type of music on the label. A great, varied release which pulls together hazy Durutti Column-esque midtempo Balaeria and the case of "Auto-Resonance Machine", a bit of The Pop Group's jittery paranoia.

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New York Endless - Strategies

New York Endless

Strategies 12"

Golf Channel

You may not recognize the name Dan Selzer, but you've probably heard one of the artifacts of the '80s downtown scene he's unearthed. With his Acute imprint, he reissued Glenn Branca's "The Ascension", Metal Urbain and plenty more. Appropriately, this is analog music of a bygone era. "Scale Those Heights" is an italo charger, while the closer "Benefits Arrive" is on some Telex/Y.M.O.  steez.

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L.H.A.S. Inc.

L.H.A.S. Inc.

LA Sunrise/Imminent Boogie 12"

Rong Music

The Larry Heard appreciation society returns with a sunny two-tracker for Dj Spun's label. If Mr. Fingers is still the primary inspiration, they're drawing from his happier Dolphin Dream period. The a track sounds like the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack over an accidentally or purposefully copped gangster rap bassline (the one from Dru Down's "Can You Feel Me".) I don't think these guys are from here, but they nailed the vibe.

Buy LA Sunrise/Imminent Boogie 12"


Demdike Stare - Test Pressing 006Demdike Stare

Testpressing #006 12"

Modern Love

Stripping releases of context by adorning them with a simple (if faked) Test Pressing notice seems to have further liberated the Demdike duo. They're going nuts. The first track is their clubbiest track to date, with some adroit drum programming under a slowed-down vocal loop which is eventually subsumed by ominous drone. The b is pure, rhythmic noise obliteration. A deleriously heavy slab.

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Stump Valley - HollywoodStump Valley

Hollywood 12"

Off Minor

Very cool LA-themed release from the label operated by one-half of Juju & Jordash (AKA Crybaby J). The title track is sweet like the orange sun against smoggy air, all electric piano and a Nintendo type of lead. The stunning musicality continues throughout, "D 23 Pallas" works in some beautiful, delayed out piano stabs. Check out Move D putting it to work here

Buy Hollywood 12"



Lee Gamble - Kruang

Lee Gamble

Kuang 12"


Nice example of the intriguing UK producer's depth. The ambient mastery he displayed on Diversions 1994-1996 exists here on "Girl's Drop", while the mutant dancefloor dynamic of Dutsch Tvashar Plumes on "Mimas Skank", a trippy dancefloor roller with a Workshop vibe. Whets the appetite for the next step.

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New this week:

ADDISON GROOVE: Turn Up the Silence EP 12" 
METRONOMY: Love Letters LP+CD 
KELUAR: Vitreum LP 
SHIT AND SHINE: Powder Horn 2LP 
VA: Deep Love 10 12" 
ALBERT, JOHANNES: Suburban Fantasies 12" 
VA: JackOff Beats 002 12" 
VA: Kompakt Total 14 2LP 
DEKAY, MATTHEW: Amity 12" 
DJ SPRINKLES: Queerifications & Ruins Vinyl Sampler 4 12" 
HOFF, JAMES: Blaster LP 
MUTSUMI: Look Down At Your Feet Below 12" 
THE/DAS: Freezer LP 
PATRICIA: Side Piece EP 12" 
NICK THE RECORD: Under the Influence Volume Four: A Collection of Rare Soul & Disco 2LP
Darkest Pumpkin/LET IT BE 12"                 
Bottin/PUNICA FIDES LP               
Downbeat/MOSKITOS IN SIBERIA 12"              
DBridge/CITY OF LONELY RUNAWAYS 12"            
Echo Park/FIBER OPTIC 12"    
Floating Points/SPARKLING CONTRO.. 12"          
DJ Pierre's Fantasy Club/DREAM GIRL 12"        
Lenzman/MY TEARZ 12"                 
Moton/DREEME 12"                  
Nicole Willis/SIESTA (JIMI TENOR) 12"          
DJ Vague/HARD WORKIN' TRAX! 12"   
Dachshund & Amir Alexander/TOWARDS...12"