Young Death / Nightmarket
New single by Burial released on Hyperdub.
Two new pieces named ‘Young Death’ and ‘Nightmarket’, just over 13 minutes total running time on 180g 12” vinyl
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New single by Burial released on Hyperdub.
Two new pieces named ‘Young Death’ and ‘Nightmarket’, just over 13 minutes total running time on 180g 12” vinyl
Sleaford Mods’ third Berlin show took place at Kreuzberg’s legendary SO36 club.
The band took to the stage on a hot sweaty June night and played to a sold out audience. The show was captured by a german documentary crew and this limited edition album captures the highlights of that incendiary performance.
Amongst the 14 tracks on the album are favorites like “Tied Up In Nottz”, “Jobseeker”, “Fizzy” and the great crowd-pleaser and closer “Tweet, Tweet, Tweet”.
The recording is testament to the connection between the band and those that follow them. Hear the glourious carnage and madness throughout the record’s duration.
No language barriers, no borders, no restrictions of any kind.
Public Service Broadcasting are pleased to reveal the release of a double LP/CD live album of their sold-out performance at Brixton Academy from ‘The Race For Space’ Tour, recorded on 29 November 2015.
The show features arena-level production crammed onto the Brixton stage with a 13- piece choir, 5-piece string section, expanded brass section, a longer set list, Smoke Fairies guesting on Valentina, a surprise special guest, dancers, pyrotechnics and more as the London-based band wow a hometown crowd with a very special performance. The release will be accompanied by a DVD filmed on the night along with an audio commentary from the band and bonus features.
Third World Pyramid is the first album that was fully recorded & produced at Anton’s new Cobra Studio in Berlin. It is the 15th full length release from the Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded from early 2016.
Featuring Ricky Maymi, Dan Allaire, Joel Gion, Collin Hegna & Ryan Van Kriedt from the band.
Also Emil Nikolaisen from the Norwegian band Serena-Maneesh joins the band on this album , plus vocal performance Tess Parks and Katy Lane.
Anton Newcombe has been a very busy man these past 2 years, kicking off with the critically acclaimed Brian Jonestown Massacre album ‘Revelation’ in May 2014.
Zomby’s new album is his most focussed to date. His ultra-modern music has a unique character, and ‘Ultra’ really displays his ability to create varied and detailed mutations.
On ‘Ultra’ he warps discordant Eski grime (‘Burst’, ‘Freeze’, ’Yeti’), creates dreamlike blooms on ’Her’ and ‘Thaw’, and builds crystalline music box takes on house and 2step on ‘Glass’ and ‘I’. Zomby also collaborates on the album with Darkstar, Rezzett, Banshee, Burial and HKE.
These all throw up unpredictable fusions and immaculate fissions.
Perhaps the most puzzling aspect of Requiem comes with the closing track “Ubuntu”. The song is little more than a melodic delay-driven electric piano line, until we hear the refrain from “Diarabi”—the first song on their first album—sneak into the mix. It creates a kind of musical ouroboros—an infinite cycle of reflection and rejuvenation, death and rebirth. Much like fellow recluse Pynchon, GOAT doesn’t offer up any explanations for their strange trajectories. But like Pynchon, they have managed to create a world of their own where the line between truth and fiction is so obscured that all you can do is bask in their cryptic genius.
This single is from the forthcoming album “Third World Pyramid” which will be released in October 2016.
The B side “Playtime” is exclusive to this release ,recorded in March 2016 in Anton’s studio in Berlin . The band start their 2nd part of their European Tour starting in August.
This single brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences & bringing it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that’s been discovered in the past 40 years.
SILVER APPLES new album, ‘Clinging to a Dream’, the first in 19 years, features 11 new songs and was recorded at the ChickenCoop studios in Fairhope, Alabama, USA and was produced by Graham Sutton in London, UK. These new songs carry on the tradition begun in 1967 by Silver Apples of merging pure, raw electronic sounds with melodic poetic content and represents 40 years of polishing and refining this experiment.
The result, as usual, is surprisingly original. ChickenCoop Recordings is Silver Apples own imprint, the same name given to the backyard studio in Alabama by Simeon Coxe, founder and surviving member of Silver Apples.
From the opening notes of Smoke that Reggie and throughout the 8 track record, DJ Earl lays down expertly crafted footwork rhythms filled with wavey synths and killer vocal hooks.
Every track on Open Your Eyes is a collaboration- as DJ Earl teams up with other Teklife members from his native Chicago and beyond.
The cover art has been provided by Shepard Fairey, a long-time friend and mentor of Ashes57. It is an honour to have his iconic Obey artwork adorning a Teklife record.
Having completed a preliminary round of work on their eponymous 2015 album at Rockfield Studios,Wire found themselves with 19 tracks. Among them, there was a critical mass of 11 aesthetically unified songs. In typical Wire fashion, however, the remaining material was something other: it had the sound of a band already moving in a different direction, beyond the album project in which they were engaged at that time.
These tracks were the basis for Nocturnal Koreans. The difference between the two clusters of work birthed at Rockfield has its roots in discrete approaches to the studio process itself. Nocturnal Koreans emphasises studio construction over authentic performance, using the recording environment as an instrument, not just as a simple means of capturing Wire playing.
Raime’s second album, Tooth, arrives June 10, 2016 on 2xLP, CD and digital formats.
The widescreen melancholia of their 2012 debut, Quarter Turns Over A Living Line, gives way to an urgent and focussed futurism, in the shape of eight fiercely uptempo, minimal, meticulously crafted electro-acoustic rhythm tracks.
The DNA of dub-techno, garage/grime and post-hardcore rock music spliced into sleek and predatory new forms.
On the 17th of June, Public Service Broadcasting will release The Race For Space / Remixes, twelve tracks that tell the story of the USA and USSR’s battle for supremacy in space, this time remixed by and through the lens of PSB’s talented musical contemporaries.
The album includes brand new mixes from Field Music, Boxed In, Vessels, Dutch Uncles, Robert Babicz, Maps and Copy Paste Soul plus Psychemagik, Blond:Ish, Petar Dundov and Kauf.
Darren Hayman suggested to me that The Wave Pictures make an album with one microphone. Everybody together in one room playing live into one microphone. You get the picture right once and you capture it. No mixing later.
The idea appealed to me enormously. It’s a really beautiful sound, the one microphone sound. The results tend to be mysterious and lively, and it’s a very romantic way to record, too..
Containing all new studio recordings Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti (Chris & Cosey / Throbbing Gristle) and Nik Colk Void (Factory Floor) expand and explore onward from their critically acclaimed 2012 debut album ‘Transverse’.
Featuring their distinctive metallic guitar sound, distorted vocals, resounding bass lines and electro industrial rhythms this music is not for the fainthearted..
‘What The World Needs Now…’, is the 10th studio album from legends Public Image Ltd (PiL).
The 11-track album follows the huge critical success of 2012’s ‘This is PiL’, the band’s first album in 17 years. In winter 2014 PiL returned to Steve Winwood’s Wincraft studio in the Cotswolds’ to record the new album ‘What The World Needs Now…’ .
Commenting on the album, John Lydon says, “Buy now while stocks last.”.
“The album was recorded in various periods between summer 2014 through to October of that year. We worked fast as we normally do, the method was the same as the other albums and like the other two, the sound has naturally moved itself along.
‘Key Markets’ is in places quite abstract but it still deals heavily with the disorientation of modern existence. It still touches on character assassination, the delusion of grandeur and the pointlessness of government politics. It’s a classic. Fuck em.” .
“Her darkest, heaviest and most personal album yet . . . a haunting, doomy exercise in loud-quiet dynamics.” Rolling Stone
Abyss captures this dichotomy, this battle between the soothing and the upsetting, and demonstrates why Chelsea Wolfe has become one of the most intriguing songwriters of the decade..
The debut album from Scor-zay-zee Aeon: Peace To The Puzzle
“His music reminds me of my work where you can be laughing your head off one minute, and then it can turn on its head the next” – Shane Meadows.
“If Godspeed around the turn of the millennium felt like a band of the moment, now, in a time of rapid cultural turnover and bite-sized music consumption, they feel out of step in a very necessary way.” – PITCHFORK
“This Montreal collective still sound like nothing else…The Godspeed ethos of wordlessly eliciting universal truths remains as devastatingly effective as ever.” – THE GUARDIAN.
“I had this idea that I wanted to avoid things that had a particular kind of tradition,” explains singer and guitarist Colin Newman. “I thought the three-chord trick was too simplistic and that the one-chord trick would be better. Or the two chord trick where the second chord is definitely not the right chord.” Graham Lewis.
“The interesting thing about this project is that the film does not exist either. Even so, I imagined and I realized its soundtrack… Now it’s your turn, you are the listener to imagine the film.”.
The Race For Space follows Inform – Educate – Entertain, Public Service Broadcasting’s debut album which reached #21 in the UK album charts and was nominated for ‘Best Independent Album’ at the AIM Awards 2013, as well as being The Guardian’s Album of the Week and one of BBC 6Music’s Top 10 albums of 2013..
“Jessy Lanza‘s excellent debut album is another expansive move from the enterprising, fast-evolving Hyperdub label. After releases from the likes of Laurel Halo (USA), Steve ‘Kode9’ Goodman has been looking increasingly further afield to continue his mission of relentless innovation.” The Guardian.
Produced in New York City by Stuart Argabright, Black Rain’s founder and figurehead, Dark Pool is a work of hard-edged sonic fiction rooted in cyberpunk’s quintessential neo-noir cityscape/dataspace but projecting into a farther future of biotechnological advancement and alienation..
Their long awaited second album, produced like their first by Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Cramps) takes their kaleidoscopic heaviosity and sepulchral style to a whole new plateau of riff-driven dementia..
Commune continues on with World Music’s acidic grooves, hypnotic incantations, and serpentine guitar lines but also introduces a darker, more angry edge to the band, not seen before on previous releases..
“The music I want to hear doesn’t exist unless I create it.” Anton Newcombe NME ‘In the Studio’
“The unlikely but lovely sound of a plan coming together.” Q
“As notorious as he is prolific.” Record Collector.
“No label has more vibrantly reflected the morphing spirit of underground dance music.” Trap
“Shatters any doubts over the label’s continuing vitality.” Clash
“Two rambunctious hours of uptemp bolts of energy.” NME.
“Sometimes, in times of complacency, what we really need is a band to rock up and tell everyone to fuck off.” NME
“Sleaford Mods’ world exists on a borderland between coherent and cryptic.” Mojo
“Toilets are an Inspiration.” Mojo Q&A.
“This Is PiL sees a shape-shifting band that has now evolved into a mischievous and settled four-piece. ” The Quietus.
“It seemed like a good idea at the time…,” begins the explanation of Wire’s original motivation for ‘Change Becomes Us’.
Born out of part frustration and part accident, it quickly found its feet as an aggressive verbal onslaught on all that is contrived and connected to the day-to-day hammer of low paid employment and domestic situations arising from that trap..
Comprised of three new pieces with a total running time of 28 minutes, available on 180g 12″ vinyl, jewel-case CD, and digital download.
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