New vinyl releases at Amoeba Hollywood 9/27 - T.B. Arthur, Ekman, Marquis Hawkes and more!

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, September 27, 2014 10:08am | Post a Comment

T.B. Arthur

Test Pressing 1 12"

Test Pressing 2 12"

Test Pressing

Ok, so the story is these were found in some Chicago warehouse, but these don't sound like '90s cuts to these ears. In any event, raw, minimal, jacking acid techno tools that even manage to have a bit of fun here and there. "B2" off the second record has some pretty funky cowbell, "A2" off the first record is a great, lurching beast off a track. Despite the anonymity-craving backstory, the best stuff here has a lot of personality.

Buy Test Pressing 1 12"

Buy Test Pressing 2 12"


Ekman - EntropyEkman

Entropy 12"

Trilogy Tapes

Dutch producer Ekman's been turning out twisted acid/electro for the excellent Berceuse Heroique label for some time now -- his debut for Trilogy is his most gutted material yet. The title track caroms along on some out-of-phase kick, eventually spewing odd delayed stabs that sound like a bi-product of the track's own screwed-up momentum. "Dissipation" is sparse, electro-tinted stuff, like something off the Demdike Testpressing series, while the closer is pure madness, in fitting with the Trilogy "anything goes" ethos.

Buy Entropy 12"


Jordan GCZ


Jordan GCZ

Digitalis EP 12"

Future Times

Really beautiful stuff from the Juju & Jordash/Magic Mountain High Mainstay, This is great new age house that could have been recorded anytime in the last 30 years, almost feeling likean apocryphal record that would pop up on Basso's excellent Growing Bin blog. The first track, "Swingonoguitaro" has Jordan flexing amazing jazz comp guitar skills over a rolling house beat. "Digitalis" is slightly more Y.M.O., with DX synth vamps landing close to the retrofuturism vibes Oneohtrix Point Never is hitting these days.

Buy Digitalis EP 12"


Marquis Hawkes - Maladaptive Brain DysfunctionMarquis Hawkes

Maladaptive Brain Dysfunction 12"


The anonymous slightly ghetto-style house producer comes correct for Creme. The A, "Tunnel", has him floating a heavenly arepeggio over tough toms, when the elongated synth line comes in it does feel a bit like driving through a brightened corridor. "Sofa King" is an acid track with a bit of the sleazy darkness of "Baby Wants To Ride". On this record, Hawkes seems incapable of turning in a track that isn't catchy.

Buy Maladaptive Brain Dysfunction 12"


Manuel Gonzales - Filth

Manuel Gonzales

Filth 12"

Wicked Bass

Gnarly sides from MGUN, what else were you expecting? "Mono Port" is especially blasted, like Terekke in a grumpy mood. "Frosted Lakes" has a bit of busted electro bounce, while "Chip Implemented" is the most widescreen of the bunch, foreboding and noisy techno landscape.

Buy Filth 12"



Africans with MainframesAfricans with Mainframes

Nubian Rainbows 12"

Bio Rhythm

Jamal Moss and Noleian Reusse revive the AWM project, delivering some of their most floor-ready material yet. The title track is a massive, jacking drum break and a maddening two-note bassline, with some oscillating synth in the background. That's literally all it is, but the production line funk does acquire some of the Jamal Moss mysticism in its velocity and repetition. The B is similar broken, just the way they wanted it.

Buy Nubian Rainbows 12"


New this week:

TOBAR, RICARDO: Garden 12" 
KZA: Vous Dansez 12"
FRAHM, NILS: Wintermusik LP 
MELNYK, LUBOMYR: Corollaries 2LP 
DARE, DOUGLAS: Caroline/If Only 10"
CALL SUPER: Sulu Sekou/Coney Storm Drain 7" 
HAWKES, MARQUIS: Fifty Fathoms Deep 12" 
CALL SUPER: Suzi Ecto 2LP 
TANABE, DAISUKE: Floating Underwater 2x10" 
BAUMEL, PATRICE: Speicher 81 12" 
PAN-POT: Grey Matter 12" 
 Mr. Assister/BALA & REGGAE DRUMS 12"      
 Amadou & Mariam/CE N'EST JD TWITCH 10"         
K.Hand/PROJECT 5 EP 12"        
FSOL/ENVIRONMENTS VOL. 5 (2014) CD          
Him Self Her/LOVE YOU LIKE I USE TO 12"         
Chip E/JACK TRAX 12"       
Rocky Jones/CHOICE OF A GENERATION 12"         
Billie Holiday/LADY LOVE LP              
Various/WORTH THE WEIGHT VOL. 2 CD            
Tornado Wallace/CIRCADIA 12"               
Ray, Goodman & Brown/TAKE IT & MOOD CD           
\Borrowed Identity/EP 12"                       
Tiago/EP 4 12"                         
\Mood II Swing/HOUSE LEGENDS EP #2 12"         
MEDIC42CD Various/NEW BLOOD 014 CD        
MEDIC42LP Various/NEW BLOOD 014 LP            
METALP004S Ulterior Motive/TAPE PACK 12"     
\Messenger,The/GUIDE MY SOUL 12"              
Aphrodisiac/SONG OF THE SIREN 12"             
Corrado Bucci/OPEN YOUR EYES-ANDRES 10"        
Roots, The/ORGANIX DLP                
Submorphics/LONG BEEN GONE 12"           
Universal Cave/AROUND THE BEND 7"     
Zombie Zombie/LOUBIA HAMRA LP                
Roisin Murphy/MI SENTI REMIXES 2 12"