New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 11/5 - Joey Anderson, Fishermen, Professor Genius, Norm Talley, Jus Ed, Andy Stott, Hakim Murphy...

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 7, 2012 04:19pm | Post a Comment

Joey Anderson
Earth Calls 12”

New Jersey’s Joey Anderson with some heat on this hand stamped 12” from Levon Vincent and Anthony Parasole’s Deconstruct imprint.

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Fishermen 12”
Skudge presents

"Skudge is proud to present the first release in a new series called Skudge White. Fishermen is a new project created by Martin (MRSK) and his friend Thomas. Inspired by the sea."

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Steve Moore
Panther Moderns 12”

Massive new ep from Steve Moore which hits hard straight from the get go, as the title track Panther Moderns sees Moore moving into bleaker, mid-tempo musical territories with this brutally haunting, sparse, yet, funk ridden cut. Beyond Tykens Rift is the light at the end of the tunnel with its melodic and uplifting techno/new age leanings while the b-side's Ancient Shorelines I., which opens with heavy arpeggios and a plodding kick, creates desolate landscapes of still to be discovered planets as the song's dramatic narrative unfolds. 

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Andy Stott
Luxury Problems LP
Modern Love

Following on from a pair of extended players released in 2011 (Passed Me By/We Stay Together) Andy Stott returns to Modern Love with Luxury Problems, an eight-track album of new material recorded over the last 12 months. Five of the tracks on the album feature the voice of Alison Skidmore, Andy's one-time piano teacher whom he hadn't seen since he was a teenager back in 1996. There was no grand gesture in mind, it just sort of happened -- but after almost a year of studio work, the result is really quite unlike anything you'll have heard from him before. "Numb" opens the album with Alison's voice; layered and looped, but essentially left bare and exposed, tumbling into a dense shuffle, sort of somewhere between Theo Parrish and Sade, but more fucked. "Lost and Found" follows and deploys a growling rave bass line and a disturbed vocal, the beat assembling itself around a squashed Linndrum like a submerged Prince/Cameo production, haunted and impenetrable, but full of funk. "Sleepless" started life as an African drum edit that sooner or later succumbed to Stott's intense rhythmic shifts. It's a sound that's been imitated countless times since the release of Passed Me By, here re-tooled and re-built for its next evolutionary phase. "Hatch the Plan" ends the first half of the album with some heavily treated location recordings and a low-end grind that probably doesn't quite prepare you for the vocal arrangements that follow -- it's just a beautifully inverted pop song. The second half opens with "Expecting," the most recognizably "Stott" moment on the album: a wrecked, deliriously knocked-out 4/4 shuffle deployed at half-speed; those heavy kick drums sucking in everything around them. "Luxury Problems" offers up the album's most quietly euphoric moment; conventional arrangements and drum loops are disrupted by sharp disco bursts that mess with what you know: it's straight and beautiful and unbalanced and damaged, somehow all at once. "Up the Box" fucks with the narrative and goes somewhere else entirely, an extended intro that seems to build continuously for 3 minutes before breaking off into a slowed-down amen edit, creating a kind of narcotic jungle variant that fragments everything and ends just at the point you think it's going to go off, before "Leaving" finishes the album with an almost unbearably-beautiful arrangement of voice and synth and a final key-change that takes you from joyful to forlorn in an instant.

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Hakim Murphy
Darkness 12”
Sound Black Recordings

Three track experience dives deep into the Chicago ethos, specifically made for underground jocks who like to bang jack tracks.

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Professor Genius
Hassan LP

Composing an entire electronic album around the notorious 15th Century Cult Of Assassins, New Jersey based producer Jorge Velez (Italians Do It Better, Thisnotanexit), better known as Professor Genius, has created a unique and ambitious piece of work, under the guise of Hassan, which strongly stands apart from his previous efforts. Check! Largely based around layered atmospheric Arabic-styled synth work and sparse percussion throughout, Hassan employs an entirely electronic palette to bring listeners into a secret world filled with darkness, drama, triumph and chaotic dissonance. Bridging the gap of Velez's atmospheric originals on the second disc come remixes from Steve Moore (Zombi) who contributes a massive 9 plus minute epic re-working of Time of the Assassins, Marcos Cabral (of Runaway's) dancefloor treatment of Merciful and Blessed as well as Steve Summers slo-motion, plodding nu-beat inspired interpretation of The Valleys of Paradise.

I'm In Love 12"
Rush Hour

Unlike Dream 2 Science, which remained an obscure record at the time, Sha-Lor became an international club hit and a Summer Of Love staple song. The timeless feel of this innocent, heartfelt vocal song sounds as fresh as it did back then and is sure to fill people's hearts with joy again. This reissue features the Caught Up Version, which was the most popular mix from the original.

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Norm Talley
Riviere D’etroit 12”
Rue de Plaisance

Superb new release by Norm Talley on Varoslav's imprint Rue De Plaisance. 110% geared for the dancefloor, Norm Talley delivers a solid three tracker of deep Detroit flavoured grooves. Limited to 300, no digital, don't sleep.

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Jonas Kopp
Reforce 12”
Deeply Rooted House

For our 40th release we are very pleased to welcome on Deeply Rooted House Argentina's own Jonas Kopp (Ostgut Ton, Curle, Krill Music, Ear to Ground, Traut). This 4 tracks ep gives a good example of his diverse and still very defined techno recording skills. A side goes from the very straight forward and somehow mental 'Reforce' to the deep and abstract journey of 'Proteus 81', while B side kicks of with the somehow balearic and positive 'Green fingers' to end up with the quest of 'Light'!

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Blaze 12”
Underground Quality

As featured on Levon Vincent’s Fabric mix cd

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Sensate Focus: 2.5 12”
Vedagor/Untitled 12”
SWZK/Varient Express 12”
Mohn/Ebertplatz 2020 Remixes 12”
Nick Hoppner/ Speicher 12”
Benedikt Frey/Running in circles 12”
Split Secs/SLAVE (FEAT. ALONA) 12”
U/EAH EP 10”
L.A.S.'s Crime/DISPHORIA 1985-1989 LP
Sam Rosenthal/TANZMUSIK LP
Mushy/MY LIFE SO FAR 12”
David Vunk & Ben La Desh/TURNER 12”
Unspecified Enemies/MULTI ORDINAL... 12”
Paranoid London/PARIS DUB 1 12”
Behling & Simpson/WHERE THE OH'S 12”
Librah/2BWU 12”
Ron Hardy/RON HARDY EDITS #9 12”
Consequence/NOISY SPIRITS IN THIS... 12”
Various/REMAKE MUSIQUE #13 12”
Slow It Down & E. Collins/ALRIGHT EP 12”
Burton Rathod Shepheard/RETROFIT #10 12”
Chris Carrier/ZULU SPINS 12”
Felix Lenferink/FORLANE EP 12”
Ikenga Project/SNOW EP 12”
Edanticonf/FOREST ECHO 12”
Jose Manuel/EP 12”
Nathaniel X Project/FIRST SUPPLEMENT 12”
Ben Pearce/WHAT I MIGHT DO 12”
Tuccillo/SABOTAGE EP 12”
Various/SUMMER SPECIAL 2012 12”

Mahssa's Massive CD Round Up - Theo Parrish, Walls, Plaid, Lawrence, DJ Shadow & more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, October 7, 2011 05:05pm | Post a Comment

Theo Parrish
Ugly Edits
Ugly Edits 

Hello world, they're here. Unavailable for like, ever, now in one package complete with a hand-painted cover. Theo Parrish is one of Detroit’s most wanted exports especially in the past few years, but not too long ago, like many future techno-rebels that came before him, he was just another hustling Detroit DJ trying to make waves in the shadow of the city’s rich techno history. His indelible mark on the underground were highly limited, hand-labeled bootleg edit records of some of his favorite classic funk and disco tunes. The series of edits appropriately titled Ugly Edits, became highly desired rarities on the DJ and collector’s circuit. Rarities no more... as everyone should and can now hear his versions of Jil Scott, Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, Freddie Hubbard, and Sylvester edits just to name a few somewhere other than YouTube. Cool.


Sure the techno mix CD might seem to some as a maligned format. But as long dope jams like these keep coming, well, better this than most. The port city of Hamburg is not only Germany's gateway to the world, but home of DIAL label boss Peter M. Kersten aka Lawrence which he runs with Carsten Jost, quality brand for all value-conscious cultivation of high-quality melancholy Techno. In a fit of celebration and after seven albums under his producer aliases Lawrence and Sten, his vision of sound (especially as a DJ) is manifested in his new mix, TIMELESS. Crafted with a kind of instinct only a seasoned producer/DJ upholds, and in flawless role reversal from spectator to participant, a romanticism of clubbing and its relation to electronic dance music as a crucially timeless sensual component is vivid and alive. Milestones of minimalized deep house are found here, cuts by Chez Damier, Ron Trent, Isolee, Rob Hood, and Thomas Melchior/Baby Ford to name a few.

Stefan Goldmann & Finn Johannsen
Stefan Goldmann & Finn Johannsen

Welcome to the first Macro label compilation, where first hand you can reap the awesomely weird fascinations of all things left-of-techno-field, as groomed by these avant-gardeners. In this world it is normal for minimal techno patterns and rhythms be paired with atonal choir chanting, or being inspired to stich 146 sections from over a dozen classic recordings of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps in order to create a "fully realized" version. Features cuts and remixes by Oni Ayhun, Elektro Guzzi, Oliver Ho, Villalobos, and Goldmann himself. Impressively at the forefront of everything stylistic, and perpetually cool, Macro has musical material and inspiration to be seriously reckoned with and celestially absorbed.

Warp Records is undoubtedly the worlds leading electronic brand of quality, and not so much quantity. And ill gladly wait 1-15 years for a new album by Seefeel, or in this case, Plaid. In this piece of sonic sci-finery, the main thing (out of all the cool things one can say about this album) is hearing how the ideas you hear in modern dubstep have their roots in and with these classic artists... old school Artifical Intelligence and UK post-techno. Its also interesting to hear how the modern dubstep sound has also influenced the old order. Generations melding. Speaking of the old order, there are also some cuts here that still runs hot with IDM in a true to from 90s Warp steez, reminiscent of not just Plaid/Black Dog's early days but also of Squarepusher and Aphex Twin. Generously melodic and even poppy at times, this is a wonderful Plaid album, with chamber instrumentations and Stereolab-isms to boot.


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