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Wu-Lu

LOGGERHEAD

    South Londoner Wu-Lu’s stunning new album contains post-genre war dubs that speak directly to these richly troubled times.

    The twelve simmering tracks from the producer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist are made of depth-charged post-punk, thrashed-up skate-park screamo, and the gauzy hip hop that Knwxledge might make if he’d got lost round the back of The Windmill on Brixton Hill.

    It’s laced with revvy, ethereal guitars that warp and loom like electric pylons, concrete walls of bass that power out of drill-influenced, triplet-laced drums and piano melodies that pull you through. It teleports between Factory Records in the darkest 1980s and classic albums from DJ Shadow or early ‘90s Slipknot. LOGGERHEAD pulls from the past and reshapes it for now.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Take Stage
    A2. Night Pill Feat. Asha
    A3. Facts Feat. AmoN
    A4. Scrambled Tricks
    A5. South Feat. Lex Amor
    A6. Calo Paste Feat. Léa Sen
    B1. Slightly
    B2. Blame
    B3. Ten
    B4. Road Trip
    B5. Times
    B6. Broken Homes

    !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

    Let It Be Blue

      The band’s ninth record, Let it Be Blue, takes that feeling of constant, radical transformation to new, untapped zones. It’s a record of sparse dance music. The kind of stuff you want to put on loud, let loose, go to the bar to get a drink only to abandon your plans because the song that just came on was too good not to dance to. Let it Be Blue is a computer record, but it doesn’t feel like it. Featuring production from Patrick Ford, Let it Be Blue is the product of file sharing, trading stems, song particles, little ideas on their way to being fully realized dance tracks. It was conceived during the past two years, with dreams of future dancefloors very much on the brain. The resulting 11 songs are some of the band’s most production focused offerings to date. They’re crystalline, full of sub-bass and drums. It evokes visions of clubs where a concoction of Dembow and acid house play at volumes so loud your ears hurt and you forget what day of the week it is. In other words, it’s a !!! album. It makes you freak out a little bit.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: The distance-working scenario here has clearly helped !!! hone their sound down into perfectly produced micro-segments of rhythm and melody, with their ninth album being easily their most clearly-defined and beautifully realised dancefloor statement. It's bold and full of swagger, as they always are but this feels like the work of a band determined to only get better, and to keep pushing things forards while retaining the sound that made them so distinctive in the first place.

      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Normal People
      A2. A Little Bit (More)
      A3. Storm Around The World (feat. Maria Uzor)
      A4. Un Puente (feat. Angelica Garcia)
      A5. Here's What I Need To Know
      A6. Panama Canal (feat. Meah Pace)
      B1. Man On The Moon (feat. Meah Pace)
      B2. Let It Be Blue
      B3. It's Grey, It's Grey (It's Grey)
      B4. Crazy Talk
      B5. This Is Pop 2

      Nightmares On Wax

      Remixed! To Freedom

        Nightmares on Wax releases a new remix E.P, dubbing it as ​​"A melting pot of remixes by some of my modern day fave producers" with electronic music royalty Paul Woolford leading the charge and a dubbed out cut by none other than Mala following up. As Warp’s longest serving signing, Nightmares on Wax has been consistently at the forefront of contemporary music, creating a unique blend of electronica, jazz, hip-hop, dub, funk, soul and techno.

        TRACK LISTING

        A1 Wonder (Osunlade's Yoruba Soul Mix)
        A2 Wonder (Tuccillo Remix)
        AA1 3D Warrior (Mala's Souljah VIP Remix)
        AA2 3D Warrior (NOW Director’s Cut)

        Broadcast

        Microtronics - Volumes 1 & 2

          As well as a wonderful collection of the sessions Cargill and Keenan played at Maida Vale from 1996 to 2003, there are two seperate outings only previously available from Broadcast on tour. The brilliant Microtonics sees the duo lurch from avant off-kilter electronic pop to drastic skittering bunker techno, via flickering folktronca. There are pieces here that are clear influences on bands that have come since, and is yet another piece of the puzzle in the notoriously prolific output of one of the greatest electronic outfits around. A constantly confounding and suprprisingly cohesive selection, considering the gap between the two halves of the cut. 

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: A beautiful reissue here, perfectly collecting together two EP's only available from Broadcast's 2003 and 2005 tours. Wonderfully off-piste and quintessentially Broadcast. Sounding and looking wonderful too, what more could you want?

          TRACK LISTING

          01 Microtronics 01
          02 Microtronics 02
          03 Microtronics 03
          04 Microtronics 04
          05 Microtronics 05
          06 Microtronics 06
          07 Microtronics 07
          08 Microtronics 08
          09 Microtronics 09
          10 Microtronics 10
          11 Microtronics 11
          12 Microtronics 12
          13 Microtronics 13
          14 Microtronics 14
          15 Microtronics 15
          16 Microtronics 16
          17 Microtronics 17
          18 Microtronics 18
          19 Microtronics 19
          20 Microtronics 20
          21 Microtronics 21

          Broadcast

          Mother Is The Milky Way

            Another wonderful tour-only oddity from Broadcast, issued finally on LP and CD. This one is from 2009 and sees the duo at their most experimental, resulting in some of their msot arresting moments, fractured wisps of melody wrought out of clattering breakbeats and woozy psychedelic swirls both distorted and monolithic. There is little argument from anyone that they were a talented pair, and though this takes a little getting used to, it's even more evidence that their innovative way of doing things resulted in the most sublime of results. Shadowy and percussive, deeply psychedelic and wonderfully weird. 

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: I love broadcast, and I love the way they write music. It's never what you expect but it's ALWAYS worth listening to. This one from their 2009 tour is no different, and as a listening experience is both cathartic and richly rewarding. A weird and wonderful journey.

            TRACK LISTING

            01 Creation Day The Travel Flute Way
            02 In Here The World Begins
            03 Elegant Elephant
            04 Through The Gates Of Yesterday
            05 Milling Around The Village
            06 The Aphid Sleeps
            07 Growing Backwards
            08 I'm Just A Person In This Roomy Verse
            09 Never Trust A Rusty Bolt
            10 Innocence In Orbit
            11 Mother's Milk Means Music [At Home In The Universe]

            Broadcast

            Maida Vale Sessions

              Broadcast shaped the modern electronica scene with their clever and effective juxtaposition of library and psychedleic sounds of the 60's with a modern edge, culminating in one of the most distinctive and emulated sounds of my musical experience. Keenan and Cargill have written some of the most effecting pieces of music of the last couple decades and this brand new collection sees a full-scale issue of the various shows they've played at Maida Vale over the years. This much needed rarity comes on both double vinyl and CD and is a perfect track of their development, and a wonderful document of their skills as live performers. 

               

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Barry says: An essential document of the famously wonderful Broadcast live experience, with a selection of their best tracks committed to tape. One part of a trio of exciting Broadcast rarities, and long overdue!

              TRACK LISTING

              John Peel - 6th October 1996
              1. The Note [Message From Home]
              2. Untitled [City In Progress]
              3. Forget Every Time
              4. World Backwards

              Evening Session - 1st March 1997
              1. Come On Let’s Go
              2. Look Outside
              3. The Book Lovers
              4. Lights Out

              John Peel - 9th February 2000
              1. Long Was The Year
              2. Echo’s Answer
              3. Where Youth And Laughter Go

              John Peel - 19th August 2003
              1. Pendulum
              2. Colour Me In
              3. Minim
              4. Sixty Forty

              Nala Sinephro

              Space 1.8

                ‘Space 1.8’ is Nala Sinephro’s debut album; each contributing piece is part of a connected, collaborative and deeply personal body of music.

                Performed and recorded at Pink Bird Recordings in Wanstead and in the comfort of Sinephro’s bedroom, tracks one through eight allow experimentation to breathe and borrow from jazz, electronic and folk influences.

                On the LP, Sinephro invites a host of talented musicians to enjoy its confines, providing a quiet place to dissolve the edges of London from the senses.

                ‘Space 1.8’ is a record for healing, which could not have arrived at a more needed time.

                TRACK LISTING

                Space 1
                Space 2
                Space 3
                Space 4
                Space 5
                Space 6
                Space 7
                Space 8

                Autechre

                LP5 - 2021 Reissue

                  Second repress from Rochadale's finest electronica exponents this week. Alongside the amazingly innovative "Chiastic Slide", "LP5" is probably one of their most loved albums. Undeniably hi-tech, it plots a sonic path through alien soundscapes, future industry and showcases their clattering, plinkity-plonk drum programing to devastating effect. They toy with time stretch and tempo throughout; resulting in an experience which leaves the listener feeling quite elastic. Elsewhere they draw static and electromagnetic energy from their impressive array of gear; smothering the whole album in a crackly, charged patina which would fast become their trademark. Ending with the painfully sublime, "Drane2", this is emotion-riddled electronic music dreamt up by techno angels in North Face's.

                  Limited repress - don't sleep!



                  TRACK LISTING

                  1 Acroyear2
                  2 777
                  3 Rae
                  4 Melve
                  5 Vose In
                  6 Fold4,Wrap5
                  7 Under BOAC
                  8 Corc
                  9 Caliper Remote
                  10 Arch Carrier
                  11 Drane2

                  Autechre

                  Chiastic Slide - 2021 Reissue

                  Autechre are probably the best thing to have ever come out of Rochdale; them and Lisa Stansfield. The duo of Rob Brown and Sean Booth have forged a sound and a legacy that would inspire a whole generation. They took electronica deep into the club and back again - one of those acts that sit as well amongst the lazers as it does the coffee table. Singular, innovative and altogether worshipped by their fans.

                  "Chiastic Slide" is one of the greatest electronic LP's of all time. Released in 1997 it left heads spinning with its still timeless production, uncanny ability to manipulate beats and deep emotive synthesis which would surely inspire BOC's "Music Has The Right To Children The Following Year". Now reissued alongside their other groundbreaking LP - "LP5". 




                  TRACK LISTING

                  1 Cipater
                  2 Rettic AC
                  3 Tewe
                  4 Cichli
                  5 Hub
                  6 Calbruc
                  7 Recury
                  8 Pule
                  9 Nuane

                  Nightmares On Wax

                  Shout Out! To Freedom....

                  "Shout Out! To Freedom" sees the pivotal talent that is George Evelyn venture into new, exciting and dare-I-say-it, sophisticated realms on his new album. Featuring collaborations with Shabaka Hutchings, Greentea Peng, Haile Supreme, Mara TK, Sabrina Mahfouz & Pip Millett, it's perhaps the legendary producer's 'free-est' album to date; the inforced lockdown allowing the 30 years served dance veteran a break from endless touring and a chance to move further away from the dancefloor than previously felt comfortable. It moves through quasi-spiritual jazz, new amalgamations of lover's rock and soundsystem soul before morphing back through blunted beats, hallucinatory downbeat and UK rap. Peppered with pollical leaning vocal snips and a languid sprawl which reflects the laid back nature of the Leeds-bred artists’ permanent residence: Ibiza.

                  Its reckless abandonment of any stylistic cliches or formula is where its greatness lies. File alongside other uncatagorizable modern epics such as Avalanches' "We Will Always Love You" and Prefab Sprout's "I Trawl The Megahertz", Quiet Village's "Silent Movie" and Dean Blunt's "Black Metal 1 & 2" - impossible to pin-down to genre tags and soundbites, a delight to revel in from beginning to end and a truly transportive listen. It's also deliciously UK-centric, taking influence from everything that makes music one of our island's proudest exports. 


                  TRACK LISTING

                  Tracklist CD :

                  1 Shout Out! (Intro)
                  2 Imagineering
                  3 Creator SOS
                  4 3D Warrior
                  5 Miami 80
                  6 GTP Call
                  7 Wikid Satellites
                  8 Breathe In
                  9 To Freedom (Interlude)
                  10 Wonder
                  11 Own Me
                  12 Widyabad
                  13 Isolated
                  14 Trillion
                  15 Up To Us

                  Tracklist LP’s :

                  1 Shout Out! (Intro)
                  2 Imagineering
                  3 Creator SOS
                  4 3D Warrior

                  1 Miami 80
                  2 GTP Call
                  3 Wikid Satellites
                  4 Breathe In

                  1 To Freedom (Interlude)
                  2 Wonder
                  3 Own Me
                  4 Widyabad

                  1 Isolated
                  2 Trillion
                  3 Up To Us

                  Yves Tumor

                  The Asymptotical World EP

                  Ground-breaking artist Yves Tumor continues to unlock the perception of reality with a psychedelically bent off-kilter rock offering, "The Asymptotical World EP" out now on WARP. The boundary smashing 6 song EP is the next era from the pop auteur and first release from Yves Tumor following the critically acclaimed 2020 album "Heaven To a Tortured Mind". Yves Tumor continues to manipulate the genre terrain by challenging mainstream music constraints further and shifting the boundaries of contemporary art and culture in a boundlessly visceral and authentic sonic signature.

                  The "Asymptotical World EP" (co-produced and engineered by longstanding collaborator Yves Rothman) includes the massive single, “Jackie”, also co-written/produced by Chris Greatti (Yungblud, Poppy). The single arrived with the radical electrifying DeepFake visualizer directed and produced by Actual Objects. “Jackie” is a punctuated tale of connection in a fever dream realm featuring emotive guitars over an upbeat drum pattern, evoking the volatile magnetism between lovers that has garnered millions of streams across platforms and has received a multitude of praise. 

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Patrick says: Barry and I were only discussing the challenging genius of Yves Tumor the other day, and now we're in possession of an EP of brand new material. The shapeshifting, genre shredding artist is in chart conquering rock mode here, serving superbly psychedelic, surprisingly catchy indie. Highest recommendations all round I think!

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Jackie
                  Crushed Velvet
                  Secrecy Is Incredibly Important To The Both Of Them
                  Tuck Feat. NAKED
                  ...And Loyalty Is A Nuisance Child
                  Katrina

                  Three years in the making, Netflix’s “Yasuke” is a six-episode anime series created by Bronx-bred and Japan-based television animation creator, producer, and director LeSean Thomas (Cannon Busters, Children of Ether, The Boondocks) and starring actor / executive producer LaKeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Sorry To Bother You) as the voice of the title character. Yasuke tells the story of a samurai warrior of African descent in a fantastical alternate universe version of feudal Japan full of magic, mechs, and of course, swordplay.

                  A dream project for the producer, Flying Lotus consulted on the story, working alongside renowned anime creators Studio MAPPA as an executive producer on the project. The skillset of the GRAMMY AWARD winning producer is on complete display on the album, hybridizing synth melodies, bass lines and machine generated drum patterns while exploring new sonic territory -- traditional Japanese percussion instruments like the taiko and hyōshigi and west African percussion — a nod to the Afro-Japanese, feudal yet futuristic world Yasuke inhabits.

                  'You haven't really heard an anime score do a "Blade Runner" thing,’ he says, ‘I was like, let me try and get into the headspace of that, but also there were several things that were part of the recipe for me. I thought about when Dilla would sample [Isao] Tomita and people like Vangelis, and how he had a [signature] sound when he did that sort of thing.’. 


                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Barry says: There's no way this isn't going to be massive. It sounds like quintessential Fly-Lo, with some of the more experimental elements tempered into a more evocative, hypnotic whole. Brilliantly effective as a soundtrack, and just as listenable on it's own. Wonderfully inventive and beautifully produced.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  LP Tracklisting
                  A1. War At The Door
                  A2. Black Gold (feat. Thundercat)
                  A3. Your Lord
                  A4. Shoreline Sus
                  A5. Hiding In The Shadows (feat. Niki Randa)
                  A6. Crust
                  A7. Fighting Without Honor
                  A8. Pain And Blood
                  A9. War Lords
                  A10. Sachi
                  A11. Your Screams
                  A12. Using What You Got
                  B1. African Samurai (feat. Denzel Curry)
                  B2. Where’s The Girl?
                  B3. Kurosaka Strikes!
                  B4. This Cursed Life
                  B5. RoBomb
                  B6. Taiko Time // Sacrifice
                  B7. Your Day Off
                  B8. Your Armour
                  B9. Enchanted
                  B10. Mind Flight
                  B11. Survivors
                  B12. Your Head // We Won
                  B13. The Eyes Of Vengeance
                  B14. Between Memories (feat. Niki Randa)

                  CD Tracklisting
                  1. War At The Door
                  2. Black Gold (feat. Thundercat)
                  3. Your Lord
                  4. Shoreline Sus
                  5. Hiding In The Shadows (feat. Niki Randa)
                  6. Crust
                  7. Fighting Without Honor
                  8. Pain And Blood
                  9. War Lords
                  10. Sachi
                  11. Your Screams
                  12. Using What You Got
                  13. African Samurai (feat. Denzel Curry)
                  14. Where’s The Girl?
                  15. Kurosaka Strikes!
                  16. This Cursed Life
                  17. RoBomb
                  18. Taiko Time // Sacrifice
                  19. Your Day Off
                  20. Your Armour
                  21. Enchanted
                  22. Mind Flight
                  23. Survivors
                  24. Your Head // We Won
                  25. The Eyes Of Vengeance
                  26. Between Memories (feat. Niki Randa)

                  Grizzly Bear

                  Yellow House (15th Anniversary Re-issue)

                    Grizzly Bear celebrate the 15th anniversary of their iconic second album (and first recorded as a full band) Yellow House. The new edition of the album is a re-cut repress and will be available on 3rd September 2021 in three formats - Clear 2LP (exclusive to official store, Bleep and independent retailers), classic Black 2LP, and an exclusive color 2LP via Vinyl Me Please.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    A1. Easier
                    A2. Lullabye
                    A3. Knife
                    B1. Central And Remote
                    B2. Little Brother
                    C1. Plans
                    C2. Marla
                    C3. On A Neck, On A Spit
                    D1. Reprise
                    D2. Colorado

                    Bibio

                    Vidiconia (RSD21 EDITION)

                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JULY 17TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                      IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JULY 17TH).


                      Brand new EP from Bibio featuring four beautiful haunting ambient pieces, reminiscent of his acclaimed Phantom Brickworks album.

                      Seefeel

                      Succour - 2021 Reissue

                      Seefeel’s second studio album and their debut for Warp. This expanded 3LP edition is the first time it has been available on vinyl since original release and adds an extra LP of bonus material, mastered from original DAT transfers by Stefan Betke aka Pole.

                      “On Seefeel’s 1993 debut album, Quique, the British quartet navigated a course between shoegaze and ambient dub—but by 1995, the electronic undercurrents of their sound had carried them to a very different place. Maybe it was the influence of Aphex Twin, whose remixes had honed in on the clean-lined rhythmic skeleton lurking beneath the group’s atmospheric swirl: The rolling, distorted drums of Succour’s “Fracture” and “Vex” are straight out of his playbook, and the beatless, bookending tracks “Meol” and “Utreat” both evoke Selected Ambient Works Vol. II at its most ethereal.

                      While the album’s textures and titles are often reminiscent of Autechre’s Amber, which came out the year before on Warp, Seefeel never entirely cast off their post-rock roots; squint through the fog of songs like “Extract” and “Cut,” and you can just barely pick out the familiar silhouettes of guitar, bass, drums, and microphone against the murk. Still, there’s no mistaking the common cause they make with the era’s knob-twisters and brain-dancers. Despite the echoes of other touchstones of the time (“Gatha” sounds like Massive Attack being dragged deep into an underwater cavern), it’s a singular album that has no equivalent—a sound so elemental, it’s no wonder the Designers Republic chose the cover they did.” – Philip Sherburne (#30 in the Pitchfork list of 50 greatest IDM albums)

                      “Driving electronic percussion, dubby basslines and obtuse, paranoid guitar melodies abound. Sarah's voice sounds synthetic and almost alien in the barren, lunar atmosphere's that 'Succour' evokes.” – Resident Advisor


                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1. Meol
                      A2. Extract D1. Cut
                      B1. When Face Was Face
                      B2. Fracture
                      B3. Gatha E1. As One
                      C1. Ruby-Ha
                      C2. Rupt
                      C3. Vex F1. Meol 2
                      D2. Utreat
                      D3. Tempean
                      E2. As If
                      E3. As Well
                      E4. As Track
                      E5. As Link
                      E6. As Such
                      F2. Rupt (Cut Mix)
                      F3. Fractions 2
                      F4. Meol 3
                      F5. Monastic
                      F6. Burned

                      Seefeel

                      (Ch-Vox) Redux - 2021 Reissue

                      Seefeel’s third studio album was recorded for Richard D James and Grant Wilson-Claridge’s Rephlex label, as as a return favour for two remixes Aphex Twin (a huge fan of the group) did in their Too Pure period. This is the first time it has been available on vinyl since 1996 and adds an extra LP of bonus material, mastered from original DAT transfers by Stefan Betke aka Pole. Comes housed in a new gatefold sleeve by the Designers Republic.

                      “Mark Clifford and his mates have moved through labels like Astralwerks and Warp before landing at the front door of the Richard James label Rephlex, and along the way they have scattered some wonderful pearls. For (CH-VOX), it's an especially lush match of aesthetics -- sort of a condensed version of the Aphex Twin landmark record, Selected Ambient Works II. Picking up at the tail end of Seefeel's last album, Succour, we once again hear "Utreat," a dark meditation of phrases that makes Darren Seymour's bass sound like an electric piano, or is it Clifford's electric piano that sounds like a bass? Sarah Peacock's dreamy vocals hover almost out of earshot, and possibly her guitar is plugged in somewhere, too.

                      It's difficult to say with many of their songs what instrument we're hearing, since treatments and effects play such a major role in production. The song "E-HIX2" breathes like a cluster of bleak skyscrapers with an extremely ambient take on feedback, and the title cut, "CH-VOX," is stark, patient, and ominous -- an abandoned submarine frozen in ice. "Hive" (with wonderful vocal loop effects) has Clifford revisiting his somewhat limited palette of percussion -- a piece that teeters between beauty and agitation, and an unfortunate weak spot for the album. The album closes with "Net," which is nothing short of masterpiece -- a journey, a drive through wet streets at midnight, and a finale so captivating you'll want to hear it twice -- somewhat postponing the disappointment that the album is only 33 minutes long.” 


                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1. Utreat (Complete)
                      A2. E-hix²
                      A3. Ch-vox C1. E-hix 5

                      B1. Hive
                      B2. Ashdecon
                      B3. Net D1. Avatar

                      C2. E-hix 4
                      C3. Evio

                      D2. E-hix 3
                      D3. Ashime 

                      Seefeel

                      St / Fr / Sp - 2021 Reissue

                      "St / Fr / Sp" compiles two non-album EPs that Seefeel recorded for Warp in 1994, "Starethrough" and "Fracture / Tied", alongside a rare Autechre remix of “Spangle” and the unreleased Transition Mix of “Starethrough”. Housed in a gatefold sleeve conceived by The Designers Republic.

                      'Seefeel's output on Warp delved more into abstraction; often containing a pervading dark and oppressive atmosphere. Although featuring these menacing sensibilities, 1994's "Starethrough EP" retained some of the astral lightheartedness of "Quique"; a track like "Spangle" could be called anything but menacing with it's twinkling coruscations of melody and Sarah's ethereal vocal contribution. The EP to follow, "Fracture / Tied", was almost entirely beat-driven with only rudimentary hints of melody.' - Resident Advisor


                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1. Starethrough
                      A2. Air Eyes

                      B1. Spangle
                      B2. Lux1 D1. Spangle (Autechre Remix)

                      C1. Fracture (EP Version)
                      C2. Tied

                      D2. Starethrough (Transition Mix) 

                      Seefeel

                      Rupt & Flex

                        An anthology of Seefeel’s 94 - 96 work made for Warp and Rephlex, including their out-of-print studio albums Succour and (Ch-Vox), two non-album EPs, Starethrough and Fracture/Tied, and 22 bonus tracks from the Seefeel archives, many previously unreleased tracks.

                        Housed in a bespoke package conceived by The Designer’s Republic. All bonus material remastered from original DAT transfers by Stefan Betke aka Pole. 


                        TRACK LISTING

                        Disc 1: Succour
                        01. Meol
                        02. Extract
                        03. When Face Was Face
                        04. Fracture
                        05. Gatha
                        06. Ruby-Ha
                        07. Rupt
                        08. Vex
                        09. Cut
                        10. Utreat
                        11. Tempean

                        Disc 3: (Ch-Vox) Redux

                        01. Utreat (Complete)
                        02. E-hix²
                        03. Ch-vox
                        04. Hive
                        05. Ashdecon
                        06. Net
                        07. E-hix 5
                        08. E-hix 4
                        09. Evio
                        10. Avatar
                        11. E-hix 3
                        12. Ashime

                        Disc 2: Succour+

                        01. As One
                        02. As If
                        03. As Well
                        04. As Track
                        05. As Link
                        06. As Such
                        07. Meol 2
                        08. Rupt (Cut Mix)
                        09. Fractions 2
                        10. Meol 3
                        11. Monastic
                        12. Burned

                        Disc 4: St / Fr / Sp

                        01. Starethrough
                        02. Air Eyes
                        03. Spangle
                        04. Lux1
                        05. Fracture (EP Version)
                        06. Tied
                        07. Spangle (Autechre Remix)
                        08. Starethrough (Transition Mix)
                        09. Sp19 (Spangle Extended Live Version)
                        10. Ga19 (Gatha Extended Live Version)

                        Hudson Mohawke

                        Hudson's Heeters Vol. 1

                        Back in 2008/2009 I was working behind the bar at Font, DJing three times a week (have records will travel) and living near the yellow bricks in Hulme. Then, as now, I was digging disco and Balearic records, but a good friend used to stop by on the way back from Hit n Run every monday. The gal hipped me to Hudmo via that mega twist on Tweet's "Oops" and the insane 8bit brilliance of 'ZOo00OOm' and ever since I've had maximum respect for the Scottish DJ and producer. Way ahead of my curve were WARP, who heard his 2006 digital release "Hudson's Heeters Vol. 1" and quickly wrangled him into their roster. International superstardom followed, but there was never a vinyl version of this set. Dive in for a full frontal assault of baffling breakbeats, technicolour fx abuse, scratches, samples and supercharged boom bap. 


                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1 Intro
                        A2 You Got Money
                        A3 Star Of A Story
                        A4 Free Mo
                        A5 Apple Cores
                        A6 Oversized Pencil Break
                        A7 No One Could Ever
                        B1 Polkadot Blues
                        B2 The Harvest
                        B3 Are You Feeling Hot
                        B4 Moogli
                        B5 Waldo’s Gift
                        B6 Bottle Caps
                        B7 Overnight

                        Brian Eno

                        Lux - Reissue

                          ‘Lux’, originally released in 2012, finds Eno expanding upon the types of themes and sonic textures that were present on such classic albums as ‘Music For Films’, ‘Music For Airports’ and ‘Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks’. Eno sees it as a continuation of his ‘Music for Thinking’ project that includes ‘Discreet Music’ (1975) and ‘Neroli’ (1993).

                          Brian Eno With Jon Hopkins & Leo Abrahams

                          Small Craft On A Milk Sea - Reissue

                            Originally released in 2010, ‘Small Craft On A Milk Sea’ was Eno’s first release for Warp and his first new album since 2005’s more songbased collection ‘Another Day On Earth’. It takes the form of fourteen improvised pieces conceived to be “the mirror-image of silent movies - sound-only movies.” Made in collaboration with long-term associates Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams

                            Bibio

                            Hand Cranked - Vinyl Reissue

                              Warp Records will reissue Bibio’s Hand Cranked album on vinyl for the first time. The album was originally released in 2006 by Mush and was one of the releases that caught the ear of the Warp label before signing Bibio for Ambivalence Avenue in 2009. That record will also be restocked on vinyl to coincide with this release. Hand Cranked, his second release, saw him delve further into the sounds he crafted on his debut, Fi, with a focus on saturated guitars, found sound and field recordings and an affinity for the pastoral inspiration of his Northern England surroundings.

                              Hand Cranked stepped it up a level though, bringing in Bibio's unique take on folk and blending it with electronic loops; a sound that he would continue to help refine throughout his career. This fourteen track collection saw Bibio bring an increased confidence to his music, highlighting his virtuosic guitar playing and shedding light on his more whimsical pop inclinations that he's explored on releases since then. Available on vinyl for the first time since its original release over 10 years ago, Hand Cranked makes for a perfect lazy Sunday listening, a nostalgic drive through the country or simply a peak into an artist beginning to discover the full breadth of his talent.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1 The Cranking House
                              A2 Cherry Go Round
                              A3 Quantock
                              A4 Black Country Blue
                              A5 Marram
                              A6 Aberriw
                              A7 Zoopraxiphone
                              A8 Dyfi

                              B1 Ffwrnais
                              B2 Woodington
                              B3 Above The Rooftops
                              B4 Snowbow
                              B5 Maroon Lagoon
                              B6 Overgrown

                              Darkstar

                              Civic Jams - Remixes (Feat. John Talabot, Loraine, Parris And Horsepower)

                                "Broad brushes of melancholic warmth often underpinned by metronomic propulsion" - Crack

                                "New album on Warp is inspired by everyday life, shoegaze and the hardcore continuum" - Resident Advisor

                                "'Civic Jams' may have been produced before the current climate, but arguably only personifies the here and now, adding to the ambience of what we make of our surroundings" - IA.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                A1. Wolf (John Talabot’s Euphoric Remix)
                                A2. Wolf (Loraine James Remix)
                                B1. Jam (Parris Remix)
                                B2. Jam (Horsepower Productions Remix)
                                B3. Wolf (John Talabot’s Materia Dub)

                                Darkstar

                                Civic Jams

                                  Darkstar announce their fourth album ‘Civic Jams’ for release on Warp.

                                  On their most personal record to date, Darkstar counterbalance observations of their home with those of the community surrounding it. ‘Civic Jams’ is a photonegative of a dance record shaped by a dialogue between shoegaze atmospherics and UK bass music’s ‘hardcore continuum’. Darkstar find themselves at once looking homeward and venturing further into their own psychic hinterland with each record.

                                  They’ve covered a lot of ground from the introspective expanse of their debut ‘North’ [2010], to utopian visions of society in ‘News From Nowhere’ [2013] and the unique dynamics of a pre-Brexit northern England on ‘Foam Island’ [2015]. On their latest offering, home is within reach.

                                  Inspired by the intervening years, Darkstar (aka Aiden Whalley and James Young) show how the personal can be political and reveal more of themselves than they’ve ever done before. Imagine emotional realism built from spectral rave echoes, anchored in timeless songs of love and loss in the digital now and you’ve got it. Patterns of isolation are increasingly easy to fall into, especially when public spaces where people play, socialise, dance and protest are closed. ‘Civic Jams’ is about reminiscing over loss, whilst moving forward with those we love. It offers an abstract look at life’s nuances and the search to find something to hold on to and enjoy.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  A1. Forest
                                  A2. Jam
                                  A3. 1001
                                  A4. 30 Feat. Laura Groves
                                  A5. Wolf
                                  B1. Loon
                                  B2. Tuesday
                                  B3. Text
                                  B4. Blurred

                                  Yves Tumor

                                  Heaven To A Tortured Mind

                                    Few projects at the forefront of contemporary art truly push visceral sonic boundaries in the way that Yves Tumor does. With an arc that impartially sits between psych-rock and modern pop, comparisons only serve as limitations intended to define that which cannot be. Yves Tumor melds restraint and chaos; diluting reality by giving meaning to the abstract and allowing for dissonance to be seen and heard as harmony.

                                    Heaven To A Tortured Mind - written and composed by Yves Tumor and produced by Yves Tumor and Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira, Ariel Pink, Charli XCX) - marks the fourth official full-length release from Yves Tumor and the follow-up to 2018's critically acclaimed and era-defining Warp release, Safe In The Hands Of Love. Breakout singles "Noid", "Licking An Orchid" and "Lifetime" shifted critical perception into media such as the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, the Fader, NPR and more awarding the album as one of the best releases of the year.

                                    Yves Tumor has steered the project into a whole new realm with Heaven To A Tortured Mind, piercing through contradiction, redefining expression through song, and catapulting Yves Tumor into the next phase of illusion and evolution. Heaven To A Tortured Mind finds its place in music history as a collection of anthems for a generation.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1. Gospel For A New Century
                                    2. Medicine Burn
                                    3. Identity Trade
                                    4. Kerosene!
                                    5. Hasdallen Lights
                                    6. Romanticist
                                    7. Dream Palette
                                    8. Super Stars
                                    9. Folie Imposée
                                    10. Strawberry Privilege
                                    11. Asteroid Blues
                                    12. A Greater Love

                                    TNGHT

                                    II

                                      Lunatic producer duo Hudson Mohawke and Lunice stare at the moon for too long, get abducted and return just in time to deliver their second EP "II". Following the release of the mysterious “Serpent”, a lunar chart that was decrypted by fans in minutes and a dangerous Radio 1 Essential Mix, TNGHT’s crescent moon is appearing once again from behind heavy clouds. It has been seven years since Hudson Mohawke (Ross Birchard) and Lunice’s (Lunice Fermin Pierre II) prodigious debut which accidentally changed the sound of the pop music caught in its wake. The pair of bedroom-producers-cum-super-producers come from Glasgow and Montreal and have aligned once again on a record which aims to chew up and spit out every influence in an exhilarating 7 tracks.

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Matt says: If you've a penchant for the new and undiscovered, and like your music drapped in neon and drunk off rocket fuel, then TNGHT's wild amalgamation of electronic music styles, hyped to obvlivion, should be top of your listening pile this weekend.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Side 1
                                      1. Serpent (2:49)
                                      2. Dollaz (3:58)
                                      3. First Body (2:12)
                                      4. Club Finger (2:51)
                                      Side 2
                                      1. What It Is (2:53)
                                      2. Clever Pants (1:58)
                                      3. I'm In A Hole (3:31)
                                      4. Gimme Summn (3:46)

                                      In the ten years since Danny Brown’s magnum opus XXX was released, he has permeated both underground and mainstream music culture with an authentic and ever-evolving persona and a sound wholly his own, transcending genres and any parameters the world around him might impose. He set the blueprint for many of today’s critical darlings and opened doors for so many following his personally audacious start. Today, Brown announces his long awaited and much anticipated return with his fifth studio album uknowhatimsayin¿, slated for a physical release on November 8th via WARP. Executive production is from the iconic rapper and producer Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest. Q-Tip’s involvement in uknowhatimsayin¿ marks the first time the legendary artist has executive produced an album since Mobb Deep’s The Infamous. Brown’s lyrics balance earnest storytelling with laugh-out-loud one-liners, especially apparent on “Dirty Laundry” as Danny raps about his sexual exploits and reminisces on his rocky path to stardom. Brown’s star turn as an artist and individual are both clearly demonstrated on uknowhatimsayin¿, the next stop on Brown’s journey and one that solidifies his reputation as an innovator and hip-hop’s favorite curiosity. In the truest sense, it is a modern classic that defies genre and reimagines what a hip-hop album can and should be in 2019.

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Matt says: One of the most recognizable voices in modern rap, and a flag bearer for Detroit, comes through with a new album. A tasty bunch of collaborators, Q-tip (!!) on production duties plus Brown's completely unique lyrical style mean this'll be a last minute entry to rap albums of the year. Check!

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      01. Change Up
                                      02. Theme Song
                                      03. Dirty Laundry
                                      04. 3 Tearz (feat. Run The Jewels)
                                      05. Belly Of The Beast (feat. Obongjayar)
                                      06. Savage Nomad
                                      07. Best Life
                                      08. Uknowhatimsayin¿ (feat. Obongjayar)
                                      09. Negro Spiritual (feat. JPEGMAFIA)
                                      10. Shine (feat. Blood Orange)
                                      11. Combat

                                      Third release in Warp's new reissue series and it's another Peel Session from another stalwart of UK electronica - Boards Of Canada.

                                      Taken from 1998 it features landmark tracks, "Aquarius (Version 3), "Happy Cycling", "Olson (Version 3)" and "XYZ".

                                      Demonstrating the act's uncanny knack at crafting dreamy, cinematic-cum-fairylike soundscapes, glued together by dusty breakbeats and DIY electronix, tracks like "Aquarius" and "Happy Cycling" are treasured artifacts amongst long-term fans and newbies alike.

                                      Two experimental tracks decorate side B, smothered in electrostatic and musicality combined, the two elements that would make this act such a formidable force during their heyday and such a well respected addition to British electronic music.


                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Matt says: A vital piece of the Boards jigsaw; this late 90s John Peel session is a high watermark of creativity and subtlety from this bastion of UK electronica.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      A1. Aquarius (Version 3)
                                      A2. Happy Cycling
                                      B1. Olson (Version 3)
                                      B2. XYZ

                                      Oneohtrix Point Never

                                      KCRW Session

                                        Brooklyn's Daniel Lopatin has had one hell of career, practically dominating the new synth experimental movement since his casette debut in 2007. For Warp's eighth release in the 'TX' series we skip continents to LA, with Oneohtrix Point Never's 2018 session for KCRW radio is documented here.

                                        As per the format now, four highlights are lifted from the session and presented here for our enjoyment. "Love In The Time Of Lexapro" is a long standing favourite live performance by our man, and this particular instance is a dream on the ears - musical, tectonic and cataclysmic all at once.

                                        "RayCats", taken from the "Age Of" LP is an experimental number comprised of rhythmic nuances such as singing bowls, wind chimes and 'perc frog' scrapes before being decorated with some skilled synthesizer work - bright leads, lysergic swirls and emotive washes all centering in on this wonderful slice of futuro-exotica.

                                        "Toys 2" shows off all dazzling flamboyance of 5D charisma of the artist's impressive synth array. Not a million miles away from James Ferraro's new new age masterpiece: "Farside Virtual", it highlights this transitional and momentous period, proto-vapourwave when Lopatin and friends were regarded as heroes of the Nu World, their bright optimistic synthscapes an escape from the hatred and separation that began to sweep through society. 


                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Barry says: Whilst Lopatin's work has gone from filmic ambient synth work (Rifts, Returnal) to more glitchy, beat based mayhem (Garden Of Delete), he's always maintained a focus on richly textured layers of synth pads and a slowly shifting instrumental weight. This 2018 session perfectly displays his unbeatable grasp of the fine balance between dynamics and weight, balancing the impassable mountain of sound with micromelodies and barely perceptible atmospheric movement.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        A1. Love In The Time Of Lexapro
                                        A2. RayCats
                                        B1. Toys 2
                                        B2. Chrome Country

                                        Mount Kimbie

                                        WXAXRXP Session

                                          Volume.... seven I think we're up to know in this thorough and expansive Warp 'TX' series - made up of sessions old and new from a plethora of Warp's flagship acts.

                                          Another newer addition to the ranks, Mount Kimbe records a brand new session for the label comprised of four tracks: "You Look Certain", "Delta", "Marilyn" featuring Micachi and "Made To Stray".

                                          A far cry from Dominic Maker and Kai Campos's dubstep-indebted beginnings, "You Look Certain" and "Delta" contain technicoloured, spiraling, almost psychedelic leads - buzzsaw synths, purring organs and motorik drums propelling the tracks forward at a rate of knots.

                                          "Marilyn", one of the duo's biggest tracks, is re-done achieving new levels of intimacy through a slightly stripped back and live sounding arrangement. Finally "Made To Stray" from 2013's "Cold Spring Fault Less Youth" closes off the EP with one of their more introspective, yet vastly gigantium pieces. 


                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Martin says: Some of my favourite Mount Kimbe tunes all reproduced on this vital Warp session. These alternative takes are just as good as the originals making this set an imperative release for fans of this unique act.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          01. You Look Certain (I’m Not So Sure) (feat. Andrea Balency)
                                          02. Delta
                                          03. Marilyn (feat. Micachu)
                                          04. Made To Stray

                                          Kelly Moran

                                          WXAXRXP Session

                                            Kelly Moran, one of the more recent and avant garde of Warp's signings eschews the dancefloor in favour of something more freeform and dare-I-say-it, thought-provoking on this new session.

                                            Recorded specifically for Warp's 'TX' series, the five tracks here show off the composer's multi-instrumental and classically trained ear perfectly. "In Parallel" and "Helic 2" are both transmitted acoustically, and demonstrate advanced skill on both harp and piano compositions.

                                            "Interlude 1" opens side B with a tranquil moment of eastern mystery, before "Love Birds" opens up a bouquet of staccato wind chimes. Enchanted and completely ethereal, it's like your stood in a magical mood garden full of Elven-sorcery and sprite-like figures.

                                            "Radian" concludes, a heart wrenchingly powerful solo piano missive with suspended organ drones as underlay.

                                            A breathtaking piece of modern classical mixed with atmospheric electronica and a standout piece from the series. Recommended. 


                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                            Matt says: A really strong session from Kelly who shuns convention and delivers an arresting piece of modern classical greatness. If like me you know little of this artist, this is an excellent insight!

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            A1. In Parallel (acoustic)
                                            A2. Helix 2 (TransAcoustic)
                                            B1. Interlude 1
                                            B2. Love Birds (acoustic)
                                            B3. Radian (TransAcoustic)

                                            Flying Lotus

                                            Presents INFINITY Infinitum - Maida Vale Session

                                              We skip across BBC studios to Maida Vale for the next installment of Warp's TX reissue series.

                                              Four tracks from FlyLo's stupendous "INFINITY INFITITUM" session, recorded in 2010. Starting with "MmmHmm", suspended on elevated chords and with his punchy, meandering bass sound resplendent throughout; it's a celestial and urgent affair all at once.

                                              "Golden Axe" is a showcase of musicianship - with highly accomplished bass solos and moody brass journey throughout woodland moods and into enchanted realms.

                                              Side B sees dancefloor-ready cut, "Tea Leaf Dancers" skip over woodblocks and fluttering organ lines with Andreya Triana's distinctive and sensual vocal delivery more than bolstering the sum of the track's worth.

                                              "Drips", the most electrified and experimental of the set dazzles the listener with wide-spectrum synthlines, wild saxophone and rampant bass and drum interplay. Add a fully accomplished jazz group and you've got yourself a high watermark, free-jazz staple for the 22nd century.

                                              Detailing an artist mid-flow state and still in his ascention, this 2010 selection show us how skilled and inventive this new force of modern jazz was, and still is nine years later. Mammoth! 


                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              A1. MmmHmm
                                              A2. Golden Axe
                                              B1. Tea Leaf Dancers
                                              B2. Drips

                                              Bibio

                                              WXAXRXP Session

                                                No. 2 in this essential series for Warp fans old and new. Star signing Bibio's idiosyncratic of pastoral electronic folk, peppered with hip-hop production and soulful vocals made a huge impact when he first came on the scene ten years ago.

                                                These four tracks, plucked from the artist's expansive discography, highlight the delicate and organic side to this producer beautifully, redolent of rolling green hills and the indelible English countryside, given a modern spin and electric hum. There's no one quite like Bibio, yet his vibrations and inflections are so joyous and accessible to all.

                                                "Lovers Carvings", surely the EPs highlight sets this tone perfectly - a song based on vocal harmonies that's make Fleet Foxes takes note, delicately picked guitar lines and a gentle percussive thrust carrying it ever forward and into the hearts and minds of its listeners. 


                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Barry says: While Bibio has been moving more towards an effervescent distillation of disco and indie-electronics, this session for Warp includes some of his most airy, beautiful pieces, and needs to be heard by anyone with a passing interest in his music. If you don't like this, you don't like Bibio.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Haikuesque
                                                A2. Petals
                                                B1. All The Flowers
                                                B2. Lovers Carvings

                                                Battles return with their fourth album "Juice B Crypts" on Warp Records to follow their complex, mind-bending predecessors "Mirrored", "Gloss Drop, Dross Glop" and "La Di Da Di". Their latest album is a sensory overload of information that throws everything you thought you knew about Battles into flux once again. John Stanier's percussive power drives the LP through motorik, jazz and post rock, while the cubist keyboard and guitar melodies of Ian Williams capture the fractal pop majesty the group have made their own over the past decade or so.


                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Barry says: While Battles' previous outing definitely tread more through the math rock spectrum, and sometimes suffered cohesion losses through it's jagged momentum, 'Juice B Crypts'leans slightly more towards the free-jazz end of things, with loungey grooves and deep rolling basses keeping a solid backline behind their characteristic madness.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Ambulance
                                                A2. A Loop So Nice...
                                                A3. They Played It Twice (featuring Xenia Rubinos)
                                                B1. Sugar Foot (featuring Jon Anderson And Prairie WWWW)
                                                B2. Fort Greene Park
                                                C1. Titanium 2 Step (featuring Sal Principato)
                                                C2. Hiro 3
                                                C3. Izm (featuring Shabazz Palaces)
                                                D1. Juice B Crypts
                                                D2. The Last Supper On Shasta (featuring Tune-Yards)

                                                James McVinnie is known as one of the world's leading organists. His work as a performer encompasses music from the 16th century to the present day. He is a member of Icelandic record label Bedroom Community. He has collaborated with many leading figures in new music including Philip Glass, Angelique Kidjo, Nico Muhly, Martin Creed, Richard Reed Parry, Bryce Dessner, Darkstar, Hildur Guðnadóttir, David Lang, Sarah Davachi many of whom have written large scale works for him.

                                                The compositions were commissioned by No-Nation with PRSF for Music and debuted as ‘The Secret Life of Organs’ in 2016 with a run of live dates in the UK supported by Arts Council England. The original pieces have since been revised to make up "All Night Chroma". Performed at the Harrison & Harrison organ of the Royal Festival Hall by James McVinnie. Composed and produced by Tom Jenkinson of Sqaurepusher. 


                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Mono Chroma (2013)

                                                01: Voix Célestes
                                                02: Mutations With Reeds
                                                03: Flutes With Major Bass
                                                04: Reeds & Flûtes Harmoniques

                                                Poly Chroma (2016)

                                                01: Mixtures
                                                02: Bombardes & Cymbel
                                                03: Flutes 
                                                04: Full Organ

                                                !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

                                                Wallop

                                                  "Wallop", the band’s eighth LP, is another stellar addition to the wildly impressive catalog they’ve built over the course of nearly two decades and stands as a testament to their hardworking approach and ceaseless desire to push things further. Recorded over the past year in lead singer Nic Offer’s Brooklyn apartment, the band picks up where 2017’s "Shake The Shudder" left off, further exploring the fringes of dance music with a focused edge and a care-free spirit.

                                                  "Wallop" sees friends from across the spectrum appearing on a number of tracks, including Liars frontman Angus Andrew, Maria Uzor of British dance aesthetes Sink Ya Teeth, and Glasser's synth-pop wizard Cameron Mesirow, who all join Offer and !!! co-vocalist Meah Pace on this barn-burning party of a record. With an array of producers lending a hand - including Cole M.G.N. (Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Julia Holter), Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck), and longtime collaborator Patrick Ford - "Wallop" was eventually stitched together to reflect the colorful, body-moving tapestry that its end result represents.


                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Barry says: It's not a party until !!! show up, and they've arrived just in time to soundtrack this new release week. Surprising twists and turns abound (exactly as you'd expect), lots of day-glo melodies and huge effervescent melodies bolstered with huge 80's 'verb. Textbook !!!.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  LP:
                                                  A1. Let It Change U
                                                  A2. Couldn't Have Known
                                                  A3. Off The Grid/In The Grid
                                                  B1. Serbia Drums
                                                  B2. My Fault
                                                  B3. Slow Motion/Slo Mo
                                                  C1. $50 Million
                                                  C2. Domino
                                                  C3. Rhythm Of The Gravity
                                                  D1. UR Paranoid
                                                  D2. This Is The Door/This Is The Dub

                                                  CD:
                                                  01. Let It Change U
                                                  02. Couldn't Have Known
                                                  03. Off The Grid
                                                  04. In The Grid
                                                  05. Serbia Drums
                                                  06. My Fault
                                                  07. Slow Motion
                                                  08. Slo Mo
                                                  09. $50 Million
                                                  10. Domino
                                                  11. Rhythm Of The Gravity
                                                  12. UR Paranoid
                                                  13. This Is The Door
                                                  14. This Is The Dub

                                                  Nearly 5 years after the last Flying Lotus album, the Grammy-nominated You’re Dead!, and Flying Lotus’ stock has never been higher. The interim years have seen him collaborating with Kendrick Lamar on the classic "To Pimp a Butterfly", directing and writing the Sundance-premiered Kuso movie, and producing much of Thundercat’s "Drunk".

                                                  Flamagra encompasses hip-hop, funk, soul, jazz, global dance music, tribal poly-rhythms, IDM, the L.A. Beat scene, but it soars above a specific vortex whose coordinates can’t be accurately charted. Other than to say that it is a Flying Lotus record, perhaps the definitive one.

                                                  Flamagra features (in order of appearance): Anderson .Paak, George Clinton, Little Dragon, Tierra Whack, Denzel Curry, David Lynch, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Toro y Moi, Solange and more.

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Patrick says: Blurring genre boundaries as ever, Steven Ellison AKA Flying Lotus fucks with jazz, hip-hop, RnB, juke, soul and soft rock on his sixth LP. This time he keeps the interludes short and so so sweet, and invites the likes of Solange, Anderson .Paak, George Clinton and Thundercat to guest on his strongest songs to date. Sublime, beautiful and brilliant.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. Heroes
                                                  2. Post Requisite
                                                  3. Heroes In A Half Shell
                                                  4. More Feat. Anderson .Paak
                                                  5. Capillaries
                                                  6. Burning Down The House Feat. George Clinton
                                                  7. Spontaneous Feat. Little Dragon
                                                  8. Takashi
                                                  9. Pilgrim Side Eye
                                                  10. All Spies
                                                  11. Yellow Belly Feat. Tierra Whack
                                                  12. Black Balloons Reprise Feat. Denzel Curry
                                                  13. Fire Is Coming Feat. David Lynch
                                                  14. Inside Your Home
                                                  15. Actually Virtual Feat. Shabazz Palaces
                                                  16. Andromeda
                                                  17. Remind U
                                                  18. Say Something
                                                  19. Debbie Is Depressed
                                                  20. Find Your Own Way Home
                                                  21. The Climb Feat. Thundercat
                                                  22. Pygmy
                                                  23. 9 Carrots Feat. Toro Y Moi
                                                  24. FF4
                                                  25. Land Of Honey Feat. Solange
                                                  26. Thank U Malcolm
                                                  27. Hot Oct.

                                                  Bibio returns in 2019 with ‘Ribbons’. Following his ambient atmospheric project, ‘Phantom Brickworks’, Stephen Wilkinson returns to the path of structured songwriting last explored on 2016’s ‘A Mineral Love’. Ribbons yields folkloric charm with an organic palette, incorporating a mostly acoustic-led approach exploring ‘60s and ‘70s psychedelia, soul, ambient, electronic and field recordings.

                                                  The title ‘Ribbons’ is extracted from the most electronic-leaning track on the album, ‘Pretty Ribbons And Lovely Flowers’. On the track, haunting, processed female vocals illuminate a route through dark ambience and a repeating earthy distorted chord sequence. Referencing the endless ribbons of analogue tape and film used in his music, photography and cinematic work, the album artwork is designed by Wilkinson, where his portrait offers a window onto an English woodland scene with spring bluebells adorned with ribbons.

                                                  Wilkinson’s folk influences span ‘60s and ‘70s styles from Britain, Ireland and America; he mixes influences of homegrown acid folk with the dreamy harmonies of its Californian counterpart. He also pays homage to his past J Dilla and Madlib-inspired works, this time drawing influence from the eras and records those producers sampled - such as ‘60s and ‘70s Dionne Warwick, Dee Dee Sharp and other soul artists - but rather than relying on sampling records, Wilkinson creates his homages from scratch with appropriate instrumentation.

                                                  With this latest album Wilkinson oscillates between genres, pairing the unknown with the familiar and moving forward in a way that only he knows how to.

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Barry says: Bibio has straddled a wide variety of styles over his (almost) 15-year recorded output, from the lo-fi ambience of 'Fi', the syncopated folky pluckings of 'Silver Wilkinson' and 2016's pumping electronic odyssey, 'A Mineral Love'. This newest outing takes all those wonderfully accomplished but stylistically disparate outings and perfectly weaves them together into a languid but varied musical quilt for 'Ribbons'. Quintessentially Bibio but building upon his tendency for variety and creative expertise. Properly lovely stuff.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Beret Girl
                                                  The Art Of Living
                                                  Before
                                                  Curls
                                                  Ode To A Nuthatch
                                                  Watch The Flies
                                                  It’s Your Bones
                                                  You Couldn’t Even Hear
                                                  The Birds Singing
                                                  Pretty Ribbons And Lovely Flowers
                                                  Erdaydidder-Erdiddar
                                                  Frankincense And Coal
                                                  Old Graffiti
                                                  Patchouli May
                                                  Valley Wulf
                                                  Quarters
                                                  Under A Lone Ash

                                                  Gaika presents his debut album, "Basic Volume" after captivating listeners with a blistering pair of acclaimed, self-released mixtapes "Machine" and "Security" and the Warp-released EPs "Spaghetto" and "The Spectacular Empire". The 15 track collection is co-produced by Gaika, with additional production from similarly forward thinking contemporaries, including SOPHIE, Dutch E Germ, Dre Skull and DADRAS, Aart as well as previous collaborators including Jam City, Nick Leon and Frank Ocean’s "Blonde" and "Endless" collaborator Buddy Ross. Speaking about the album, Gaika says, “Basic Volume" is collection of alchemical parables for all the Immigrants who wander the earth in search of themselves”

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Basic Volume
                                                  Hackers & Jackers
                                                  Seven Churches For St.
                                                  Jude
                                                  Ruby
                                                  Born Thieves
                                                  36 Oaths
                                                  Black Empire (Killmonger
                                                  Riddim)
                                                  Grip
                                                  Clouds, Chemists And
                                                  The Angel Gabriel
                                                  Immigrant Sons (Pesos
                                                  And Gas)
                                                  Close To The Root
                                                  Crown & Key
                                                  Warlord Shoes
                                                  Spectacular Anthem

                                                  What's left to be said about Richard James? One of the most spectacular and critically lauded producers in the world, a divisive musician and Delphic artist, nearing his thirtieth year in 'the biz' and his sound continues to innovate, experiment and enthrall. The David Bowie of electronic music - for some there is simply no parallel and every last artifact is to be feverishly collected and treasured.

                                                  A new EP that somehow extended and builds on his idiosyncratic and highly flamboyant style, the first duo of tracks, "T69 Collapse" and "1st 44" are at once playful and majestic. The first exploring the typically smiley-Cornish-acid-tekno genre with aplomb while the second implores deep subs and his galloping drum sequences to create a wobbly and cerebral track that plunges effortlessly into modern 'half-time' business, merging the best bits of techno, glitch, footwork and IDM in a truly Aphex flavoured broth.

                                                  Flip the disc and "MT1 T29r2" explores the darker and deranged sides of his persona - utilizing the Kork's MS-20 filter to maximum devastation while more peppery, skitting drum flurries explode out of the recesses of the mix. Finally, "Abundance10edit[2 R8's, FZ20m & A 909]" (phew!) sees James showing off with his world beating drum programming. Can anyone sequence beats better than AFX? No way hosay - as this final tracks sends us tumbling, flailing and spiraling into the speaker stacks like no-one else can. Still the king of electronic music? Youbetcha! Another essential addition from this acid overlord. 


                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Matt says: Every time there's a new Aphex release I'm convinced I've grown out of him and won't like it. Time and time again I've proved wrong as this producer par excellence continues to be ten steps ahead of the pack.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Vinyl Tracklist:
                                                  A1. T69 Collapse
                                                  A2. 1st 44
                                                  B1. MT1 T29r2
                                                  B2. Abundance10edit[2 R8's, FZ20m & A 909]

                                                  CD Tracklist:
                                                  01. T69 Collapse
                                                  02. 1st 44
                                                  03. MT1 T29r2
                                                  04. Abundance10edit[2 R8's, FZ20m & A 909]
                                                  05. Pthex

                                                  Autechre

                                                  NTS Sessions (Session 4)

                                                    Remaining quantities of Autechre NTS Sessions LP, NTS Sessions was originally aired as part of a month-long residency at NTS Radio through the month of April and featured eight hours of new music across four shows. Across a lavishly presented campaign Warp now allow us a chance to own this historical musical time capsule in both deluxe vinyl and CD packages. Featuring the whole 8 hours of music, across four, triple-disc releases (or together as a vinyl / cd box set) this is a brilliant project to get stuck into for fans old and new.

                                                    Designers of rich electronics megaworlds, Autechre wrote the book on sound design and there's little that's not already been said about this legendary act - one of the most proudest (if not THE - ed) moments in Rochdale's history they've continued to implode minds and devastate aircraft hangers through sound, vision and art for well over 2 decades.

                                                    This piece, specifically commission for NTS sees all corners of their multi-dimension world explored with earnest. Taking it's time (well, they did have eight hours to play with) none of it feels rushed and the majority of it captivates. When in the past the album format has seen moments you'd want to last forever drift away into the ether before given chance to leave their mark, this expansive, gigantium piece is the perfect companion to fully immerse yourself in one of the most divisive, influential and enigmatic acts in electronic today. A tour de force! 


                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. Frane Casual
                                                    2. Mirrage
                                                    3. Column Thirteen
                                                    4. Shimripl Casual
                                                    5. All End

                                                    Autechre

                                                    NTS Sessions (Session 3)

                                                      Remaining quantities of Autechre NTS Sessions LP, NTS Sessions was originally aired as part of a month-long residency at NTS Radio through the month of April and featured eight hours of new music across four shows. Across a lavishly presented campaign Warp now allow us a chance to own this historical musical time capsule in both deluxe vinyl and CD packages. Featuring the whole 8 hours of music, across four, triple-disc releases (or together as a vinyl / cd box set) this is a brilliant project to get stuck into for fans old and new.

                                                      Designers of rich electronic megaworlds, Autechre wrote the book on sound design and there's little that's not already been said about this legendary act - one of the most proudest (if not THE - ed) moments in Rochdale's history they've continued to implode minds and devastate aircraft hangers through sound, vision and art for well over 2 decades.

                                                      This piece, specifically commission for NTS sees all corners of their multi-dimensional world explored with earnest. Taking it's time (well, they did have eight hours to play with) none of it feels rushed and the majority of it captivates. When in the past, the album format has seen moments you'd want to last forever drift away into the ether before given chance to leave their mark, this expansive, gigantium piece is the perfect companion to fully immerse yourself in one of the most devisive, influencial and enigmatic acts in electronic today. A tour de force! 

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Clustro Casual
                                                      2. Splesh
                                                      3. Tt1pd
                                                      4. Acid Mwan Idle
                                                      5. FLh
                                                      6. Glos Ceramic
                                                      7. G 1 E 1
                                                      8. NineFly
                                                      9. Shimripl Air
                                                      10. Icari

                                                      Autechre

                                                      NTS Sessions (Session 2)

                                                        Remaining quantities of Autechre NTS Sessions LP, NTS Sessions was originally aired as part of a month-long residency at NTS Radio through the month of April and featured eight hours of new music across four shows. Across a lavishly presented campaign Warp now allow us a chance to own this historical musical time capsule in both deluxe vinyl and CD packages. Featuring the whole 8 hours of music, across four, triple-disc releases (or together as a vinyl / cd box set) this is a brilliant project to get stuck into for fans old and new.

                                                        Designers of rich electronics megaworlds, Autechre wrote the book on sound design and there's little that's not already been said about this legendary act - one of the most proudest (if not THE - ed) moments in Rochdale's history they've continued to implode minds and devastate aircraft hangers through sound, vision and art for well over 2 decades.

                                                        This piece, specifically commission for NTS sees all corners of their multi-dimension world explored with earnest. Taking it's time (well, they did have eight hours to play with) none of it feels rushed and the majority of it captivates. When in the past the album format has seen moments you'd want to last forever drift away into the ether before given chance to leave their mark, this expansive, gigantium piece is the perfect companion to fully immerse yourself in one of the most devisive, influencial and enigmatic acts in electronic today. A tour de force! 

                                                        Autechre

                                                        NTS Sessions (Session 1)

                                                          Remaining quantities of Autechre NTS Sessions LP, NTS Sessions was originally aired as part of a month-long residency at NTS Radio through the month of April and featured eight hours of new music across four shows. Across a lavishly presented campaign Warp now allow us a chance to own this historical musical time capsule in both deluxe vinyl and CD packages. Featuring the whole 8 hours of music, across four, triple-disc releases (or together as a vinyl / cd box set) this is a brilliant project to get stuck into for fans old and new.

                                                          Designers of rich electronic megaworlds, Autechre wrote the book on sound design and there's little that's not already been said about this legendary act - one of the most proudest (if not THE - ed) moments in Rochdale's history they've continued to implode minds and devastate aircraft hangers through sound, vision and art for well over 2 decades.

                                                          This piece, specifically commission for NTS sees all corners of their multi-dimensional world explored with earnest. Taking it's time (well, they did have eight hours to play with) none of it feels rushed and the majority of it captivates. When in the past, the album format has seen moments you'd want to last forever drift away into the ether before given chance to leave their mark, this expansive, gigantium piece is the perfect companion to fully immerse yourself in one of the most devisive, influencial and enigmatic acts in electronic today. A tour de force! 

                                                          Oneohtrix Point Never

                                                          Age Of

                                                            Daniel Lopatin has never been to afeared to tread a relatively unfollowed path, with his ambient synth excursions of the early 00's sending many a mind into the outer reaches of the stratosphere, before his major label debut with 'R Plus 7' for Warp in 2013. His follow-up outing, 'Garden Of Delete'  pushed what was becoming his trademark glitched-out synth excursions into exciting new territories with fragented patchworks and overlapping collages of sound forming a solid but oft missed melodic patchwork. 

                                                            The newest outing, "Age Of" is Daniel Lopatin’s most cohesive and richly composed work to date, weaving a tapestry of disparate musical histories — early music, country and folk balladry, melodic pop, computer music and much, much more — that demonstrate both the complexity and range of the artist's repertoire. With sounds that are unsettlingly familiar and uniquely his own, "Age Of" guides us through an unclassifiable new world. 

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Barry says: Oneohtric moves from strength to strength, with his newest outing eschewing the glitched-out cut/paste madness of 'Garden Of Delete' for a more refined, but still comfortingly bizarre robo-choral affair. I've been a big fan of Lopatin since the mid 2000's, and this continues the tradition of excellence. Killer.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            01 Age Of
                                                            02 Babylon
                                                            03 Manifold
                                                            04 The Station
                                                            05 Toys 2
                                                            06 Black Snow
                                                            07 Myriad.industries
                                                            08 Warning
                                                            09 We’ll Take It
                                                            10 Same
                                                            11 RayCats
                                                            12 Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen
                                                            13 Last Known Image Of A Song

                                                            Mount Kimbie

                                                            Love What Survives - Remixes Part 2

                                                              The second Mount Kimbie remix package and Warp have enlisted another celebrity selection of producers to work with tracks from "Love What Survives".

                                                              The second 12” features two takes on album opener "Four Years and One Day". The first is a slow burning techno throbber from Marcel Dettmann, complete with concentric kick patterns and that Blade Runner growl and metallic flux that he's made his trademark over many years, hundreds of productions and literally days and nights behind turntables. Climaxing in a catastrophic explosion of iron girders and phosphorous explosions it pairs perfectly the visceral punk attitude of Mount Kimbie with the relentless anarco-techno ethos of the Berlin techno scene.

                                                              German house maverick Gerd Janson is enjoying an extended period in the spotlight at the moment, and rightly so, effortlessly conjuring an accomplished remix of "Four Years..." with a driving, fashionably close to EBM kinda sound that'll still work in the purist of house sets. Beautifully decorated with a tantalizing 303 line and angelic pad sequences and arranged with maximum elevation in mind, this is one track you're bound to be hearing on the big stages this Summer.

                                                              Finally, if you needed any more convincing, "T.A.M.E.D" gets drawn out into a mid-session techno romp by another German legend: Ellen Alien. Taking up the entirety of side B this is perfectly for those looong warehouse sessions when you need to give the lightning engineer summat to do while you enjoy watching the dancefloor slowly catch fire. Just the right side of proggy (read: druggy) and with mind melting, time shift vox flowing in the recesses of the mix, this is an impressive display of a producer with complete control of large, uninhibited crowds. Once the dancefloor hive mind gets locked onto this one anything's possible. 


                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                              Matt says: Stupendously strong remix package this folks, one of the best I've seen for some time. Often high budget / max hype remix campaigns seriously disappoint but not this one; across both twelves there's been some really killer moments. Fully approved!

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1. Four Years And One Day (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
                                                              A2. Four Years And One Day (Gerd Janson Remix)
                                                              B1. T.A.M.E.D (Ellen Allien U.F.O RMX)

                                                              Mount Kimbie

                                                              Love What Survives - Remixes Part 1

                                                                Mount Kimbie return with a package of remixes from their critically lauded recent album "Love What Survives". Split over two 12”s, released on consecutive weeks, the bundle explores differing dancefloor twists on the album’s driving, visceral post-punk sound.

                                                                First up, Nina Kraviz mutates album favourite "Blue Train Lines" into an extended techno trip, with snippets of King Krule’s vocals circling the maelstrom while a piercing train tone roars through the mix. Ridiculously techy and playful, yet deep as hell and really quite advanced, it finds one of the world's favourite DJs in absolutely breathtaking form in the studio; more than matching her Berlin and global techno peers across a full remix and two extended tools (which are actually quite realized full tracks in their own right if you ask me). Great stuff. 


                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                Matt says: Feelin' this one folks... One for the Sonar crowd, a delightfully long, stadium busting slayer from Nina.

                                                                Five years after the release of Kwes' debut LP, he’s back with "Songs For Midi". Following collaborations with Bobby Womack, NAO, Solange, and Loyle Carner (not to mention mxing label mate Kelela’s debut album "Take Me Apart") the EP sees the producer return to making music solely for himself - free from the shackles of collaboration and producing free-form compositions full of experimentation but more importantly - FUN. Yes, you can almost hear the artist thoroughly enjoying himself through the course of the album, which pairs natural strings against synthesized sawtooths, digtal delays against meandering pianos and the odd flurry of randomized percussion. "Songs for Midi", even though mature in its sound, maintains that consequential childlike element upon which Kwes has built his repertoire. An ode to his two year old niece Midi; it’s an opus about childhood discoveries and the excitement a child feels in the ordinary and mundanity of everyday life, an uplifting comment on the effervescence of youth. Midi also designed the cover with a little help from Uncle Kwes. Perhaps the youngest ever designer in Warp’s near three decade history! Each track on the EP builds upon sounds including the gentle tick tock on "Blox/Connor" to the flourishing extensive synthlines and crescendos on "Midori" which call to mind the fragility of Arthur Russell’s "World of Echo".

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                A1. Midori
                                                                A2. Trike
                                                                A3. Ungry/Milk
                                                                B1. 99flake
                                                                B2. Hometime
                                                                B3. Blox/Connor

                                                                Iconic Warp mainstay Nightmares on Wax can now announce his long-anticipated return with new album Shape The Future. The marriage of soul, hip-hop, dub and timeless club sounds that N.O.W. has been mutating and perfecting for years finds perhaps its most fluid form yet on Shape The Future. Energized by globetrotting runs of studio sessions and DJ sets, this latest salvo is a masterpiece of contemporary and classic genre-blending that solidifies Nightmares On Wax’s place as an inspirational electronic music figurehead. This includes the shamanistic vocals of recent single Back To Nature, and in particular the the arresting voices of Mozez alongside Kanye West and Flume collaborator Allan Kingdom, as featured on brand new cut Citizen Kane. Nightmares on Wax is one of the most influential artists of a generation, his music has inspired many musicians and producers across the globe over his quarter decade career. As Warp’s longest serving active artist, he has broadened the sound of the label and paved the way for artists such as Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke and Mount Kimbie.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                01. Back To Nature Feat Kuauhtli Vasquez & Wixarika Tribe
                                                                02. Tell My Vision Feat Andrew Ashong
                                                                03. Shape The Future
                                                                04. On It Maestro
                                                                05. Tomorrow Feat LSK
                                                                06. Typical Feat Jordan Rakei
                                                                07. Tenor Fly
                                                                08. Citizen Kane Feat Mozez
                                                                09. Deep Shadows Feat Sadie Walker
                                                                10. Gotta Smile
                                                                11. The Other Ship

                                                                Bibio

                                                                Phantom Brickworks

                                                                  Bibio returns with a new album titled ‘Phantom Brickworks’. The nine track collection demonstrates a more atmospheric side to the Warp wunderkind. ‘Phantom Brickworks’ is an eerie reminder of industries past, a tour of desolate buildings where nature has taken over man-made dereliction.

                                                                  “I don’t believe in ghosts but I do believe places can be haunted by meaning. Places change, not always for the better and not always by natural, benevolent or politically sound means. A place can be charged with atmosphere because of what it has been through or what it has been.

                                                                  “‘Phantom Brickworks’ is a collection of mostly improvised musical pieces, that for some years now, have provided me with a mental portal into places and times - some real, some imaginary, some a combination of both. Human beings are highly sensitive to the atmospheres of places, which can be enhanced or dramatically altered when you learn the context of their history. Echoes and voices can sometimes be heard, in some way or another. Places sometimes have things to say.” - Bibio.

                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                  Barry says: From 'A Mineral Love's grooving, disco-tinged synth-heavy body-movers to this haunting suite of stretched drones, tentative piano and dusty strings. It's quite a leap, but with a producer this skilled, it's no surprise it's as hypnotic and well made as anything else he's ever put out. Completely different, but just as brilliant.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  9:13
                                                                  Phantom Brickworks
                                                                  Pantglas
                                                                  Phantom Brickworks II
                                                                  Capel Celyn
                                                                  Phantom Brickworks III
                                                                  Ivy Charcoal
                                                                  Branch Line
                                                                  Capel Bethania

                                                                  From Mount Kimbie:

                                                                  “We're both excited to announce that our new album, 'Love What Survives' will be released on the 8th of September on Warp Records. It's been a fascinating process that has changed us as a band and we're feeling great about how it's come together. Can't wait to share our third album with you”

                                                                  “Love What Survives” is the long awaited third studio album from Mount Kimbie. It’s the most confident statement of intent from the boundary-pushing duo yet, and an embodiment of their career-long musical progression.

                                                                  ‘Blue Train Lines’ demonstrates the progression and evolutionary journey the band have embarked on since the release of 2013’s “Cold Spring Fault Less Youth”. The track centres on a motorik rhythm section, heightened and enhanced by long-time collaborator and friend King Krule’s jagged vocal bursts and pulsing synths.

                                                                  The album is the product of three years of intense creative development, continually honed by the duo writing and rewriting their ideas to form something wholly idiosyncratic and personal. It brings together the voices of their close friends and collaborators - who together represent a corner of the UK’s young artistic talent - James Blake, Micachu and King Krule, within the immersive, unique atmosphere of a Mount Kimbie album.

                                                                  The record’s expansive nature is indebted to the fact it was made between London where Kai Campos resides and Los Angeles where Dom Maker moved in 2016. The duo would travel back and forth to work together, cultivating ideas in intensive sessions. For Maker, putting down roots in a foreign city with its cultural differences and geographical vastness was alienating at first but it gave fresh perspective and inspiration.

                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                  Barry says: On Mount Kimbie's first full-length outing since 2013's 'Cold Spring Fault Less Youth', we get their most raw and uncompromising outing yet. A Semblance of the gritty, energetic UKG aesthetic seeping into the fractured beats and subby kick, while electronic glimmers and low-fi punk influences from across the pond are smoothly and euphorically juxtaposed into audio gold by these talented producers.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  01. Four Years And One Day
                                                                  02. Blue Train Lines (feat. King Krule)
                                                                  03. Audition
                                                                  04. Marilyn (feat. Micachu)
                                                                  05. SP12 Beat
                                                                  06. You Look Certain (I’m Not So Sure) (feat. Andrea Balency)
                                                                  07. Poison
                                                                  08. We Go Home Together (feat. James Blake)
                                                                  09. Delta
                                                                  10. T.A.M.E.D
                                                                  11. How We Got By (feat. James Blake)

                                                                  Oneohtrix Point Never

                                                                  Good Time - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                                                  Oneohtrix Point Never returns with his new album Good Time Original Motion Picture Soundtrack out August 11 on Warp Records. Rapturously received by Cannes’ film critics, Good Time is directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and stars Robert Pattinson (in a widely regarded career best performance) and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The hypnotic crime thriller follows Pattinson’s Connie in a twisted odyssey through the New York underworld in a desperate attempt to get his brother out of jail ( watch trailer ).

                                                                  Oneohtrix Point Never received the prestigious Cannes Soundtrack Award at this year’s 70th anniversary edition of the festival for his visceral original score for Good Time . The artist was in competition with the likes of Jonny Greenwood, Jed Kurzel and Ibrahim Maalouf and took home the celebrated prize. Previous winners include Cliff Martinez for The Neon Demon (2016), Lim Giong for The Assassin (2015) and Howard Shore for Map to the Stars (2014).

                                                                  An original song by Oneohtrix Point Never composed for the closing theme of the film, “The Pure and the Damned” features a guest vocal and lyrics written by Iggy Pop. Iggy’s voice is rich with uncomparable weight and wisdom on this stunning closer.

                                                                  Daniel Lopatin aka Oneohtrix Point Never and the Safdie brothers became close collaborators through a shared love of cult genre movies and music, and their level of collaboration here has a rare depth of symbiosis of picture and score. Mundane events become dramatic, montages become mini operas.

                                                                  With the soundtrack to Good Time, Oneohtrix Point Never has created a genuine listening experience rivalling the very best of his landmark studio albums. It also holds some of his most striking and complete individual moments; in addition to “The Pure and the Damned” “Leaving The Park” takes the classic arpeggio-laced crime scores of the 1970s and lends it the unique Oneohtrix Point Never stranger-beauty. Throughout the soundtrack, diegetic audio is interspersed and mutated in a natural foundation of Garden of Delete meets Rifts -era Oneohtrix Point Never sound palettes.

                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                  Barry says: Never one to shy away from an off-piste melodic moment or two, the great Daniel Lopatin returns to his Oneohtrix guise for a beguiling foray into ambient soundtrackery, liberally smeared with his unmistakable echoing synth business. This might be even better than that time he live-tweeted commentary on Billy Corgan's 24-hour synth jam. Superb stuff as ever from Lopatin.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  01 Good Time
                                                                  02 Bail Bonds
                                                                  03 6th Floor
                                                                  04 Hospital Escape / Access-A-Ride
                                                                  05 Ray Wakes Up
                                                                  06 Entry To White Castle
                                                                  07 Flashback
                                                                  08 Adventurers
                                                                  09 Romance Apocalypse
                                                                  10 The Acid Hits
                                                                  11 Leaving The Park
                                                                  12 Connie
                                                                  13 The Pure And The Damned Featuring Iggy Pop

                                                                  Recorded at the band’s home studio in Brooklyn, produced by longtime collaborator Patrick Ford at Taaffe Palace, and mixed by dance luminaries Phil Moffa, Joakim and Matt Wiggins, the album features a cast of changing singers from Lea Lea, Meah Pace, Nicole Fayu, Cameron Mesirow and Molly Schnick.

                                                                  The album title is a fancy way of saying “shake it off and dance your cares away.” !!!’s post punk roots mean the band will always be pushing forward to new sounds but their tastes remain grounded in some form of funk and increasingly in various electronic dance styles. The idea for the new album was born from jamming in Barcelona, and spending months afterwards cutting those recordings into loops to form new songs. Back at home in Brooklyn, lead singer Nic Offer poured over his roommate’s disco breaks. To push their boundaries, the band implemented the policy of more liberal sampling techniques as well as using whatever keyboard was available with the attitude of “there's no such thing as a bad synth," using sounds they wouldn't ordinarily use. This also includes having multi-instrumentalist Rafael Cohen’s daughter featured on their song “What R U Up 2day” and the use of horn on “R Rated Pictures.” Thematically, "Shake The Shudder" reflects a band that has been together for twenty years. In the band’s early days, they had the typical punk attitude, pointing fingers at everything that’s going wrong in the world to cover up for their own inner turmoil. Now the band, older and wiser, are more comfortable with being more vulnerable, looking inwards instead of reacting outwards. To them you do this through friends, music, dancing, lovers… for "Shake The Shudder", the sound of protest can be a march or it can be a sick groove paired with some short shorts.

                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                  Patrick says: Everyone's favourite punk-funk party monsters !!! return with more groove based fun on Warp, celebrating 20 years of off kilter disco riffery with an expansive and expressive set of bassy booty shakers. This time round the ensemble invite breakbeat and footwork into their polyamorous play-pen, ready to wreck romper suits the world over.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. The One 2
                                                                  2. DITBR (Interlude)
                                                                  3. Dancing Is The Best Revenge
                                                                  4. NRGQ
                                                                  5. Throw Yourself In The River
                                                                  6. What R U Up 2Day?
                                                                  7. Five Companies
                                                                  8. Throttle Service
                                                                  9. Imaginary Interviews
                                                                  10. Our Love (U Can Get)
                                                                  11.Things Get Hard
                                                                  12. R Rated Pictures

                                                                  Clark

                                                                  Death Peak

                                                                    Clark's "Death Peak" drops on Warp, a concept the esteemed producer has been working towards since August 2016. Contrasting jagged and smooth textures, working on ancient rhythms beamed from the future and intertwining euphoric melodies and visceral rhythms of warehouse rave with new vocal and choral elements; Clark sets out a distopic and environmentally degraded world, where space station groans meet ghosts of cyborgs and radioactive new life forms. The record deftly weaves together the various threads of his extensive work exposing the tension in Clark’s musical vocabulary. Grandiose and chamber like in its sound, this could well soundtrack church rituals on new planet systems, and is as vast as it is impressive.

                                                                    Artwork by Alma Haser, a continuation of her work for Clark that began with the cover for his eponymous 2014 album.


                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Barry says: Clark has long been a love/hate relationship for me, I've been disappointed at points with what I now believe I just didn't understand, but THIS is another matter. Full of the same sort of spine-tingling seismic shifts that made 'Growls Garden' such a standout track, Death Peak is an absolute stormer. Future leftfield genius this, classic Clark.

                                                                    Shobaleader One

                                                                    Elektrac

                                                                      Having used his talents as a virtuoso bass player to turn drum & bass & electronica on its head with a series of mind melting albums for Warp, Tom Jenkinson or as most people now him - Squarepusher calls on the help of his allies Strobe Nazard, Company Laser & Arg Nution to take a second turn on what amounts to possibly his most ambitious project yet, Shobaleader One.

                                                                      As those who have been paying attention will know, Shobaleader One debuted back in 2010 with the Demonstrator album, and it's seven years later with Elektrac that they really show off the power of their combined skills.

                                                                      Made up of eleven covers of classic Squarepusher tracks, what is most striking about Elektrac is that each piece retains the funk that is such a singular part of the Squarepusher originals, the core elements get translated into new forms that show familiar traces, yet are strikingly new.

                                                                      For instance, the 96 drill & bass jazz of Squarepusher Theme in the hands of Shobaleader One gets mutated into a cool robotic funk number, while the Hard Normal Daddy classic Coopers World becomes almost disco, a track that expels so much funk it's hard to not start bopping along the second it starts.

                                                                      On Elektrac, Shobaleader One paint eleven excitingly vivid new landscapes with unmistakably familiar colours.

                                                                      Children Of Alice

                                                                      Children Of Alice

                                                                        Children of Alice have been quietly producing amorphous and intoxicating soundscapes as part of the Folklore Tapes collective for a number of years now, beginning in 2013 with Harbinger of Spring on the shared Ornithology release. This poetic conjuration of rebirth and new growth was the first unfurling of post-Broadcast creation from James Cargill, one half of the personal and artistic relationship at the heart of that epochal and increasingly feted band.

                                                                        The name Children of Alice was chosen as an act of tribute to the late Trish Keenan, for whom Alice in Wonderland and in particular Jonathan Miller’s summerhazy 60s idyll of an adaptation, was a presiding inspiration. The name invokes her abiding spirit and also creates a sense of continuity with the evolving Broadcast soundworld, which became more concentrated and individual as it refined itself and adapted to new configurations. The group (or perhaps we should call them a collaborative triad, since they occupy island territory far removed from the familiar shores of rock, though still keeping it in vision on the far horizon) consists of Cargill along with his former bandmate Roj Stevens (who played keyboards in Broadcast) and Julian House, co-founder of Ghost Box records, whose distinctive graphic design work also gives the label its signature look, and hidden prestidigitator behind The Focus Group.

                                                                        This LP brings together their entire output to date, on their first widely available release.

                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Barry says: Dense, nuanced synth workouts, fractured ambient passages and found sound collages from two members of Broadcast and Julian House of Ghost Box fame. Unlike anything they've created before, but clearly influenced by the same ethos, Children Of Alice is a force unto itself, a brilliant, fascinating cosmic force.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        01 The Harbinger Of Spring
                                                                        02 Rite Of The Maypole - An Unruly Procession
                                                                        03 Invocation Of A Midsummer Reverie
                                                                        04 The Liminal Space

                                                                        Autechre

                                                                        Amber

                                                                          Showcasing a mastery of ambient atmospheres and industrial heft rarely associated with Autechres later works, 1994's 'Amber' was a formative and bracing outing, full of glitchy hooks and dusty pads.

                                                                          After the woozy swells and sweeps of opener 'Foil' comes a scintillating foray into glitchy rhytm and clean-cut bass throbs on 'Montreal'. Driving rhythms and punchy kicks punctuate meandering synth lines and weighty bass stabs. Juxtaposed with follower 'Silverside', this could easily soundtrack a journey into space with a possibly catastrophic (possibly near-catastrophic) outcome, full of fearful apprehension, visceral and inbued with emotion.

                                                                          The theme of subject and resolution (or dissolution) is not uncommon throughout Amber. The incredible punchy star-gazing beauty of 'Slip' is followed up with the sparse and fractured hypnotic techno of the aptly named 'Glitch', just to bring you back to earth with a bang. Echoic stabs and glassine shards of melody ricochet around, underpinned by resonant squeals and a distinctly unsociable percussive workout.

                                                                          'Nine' sees glistening keyboard and sub-bass swarm together into a chorused and stunning declaration of undying kinship (let no man ever part them), before being callously stalked by the by the minimalist gloom of 'Further'.

                                                                          Amber is an epic outing full of dark and light, each dip or peak more profound and tranformative than the last, and each transition impeccably realised and further accentuated with Brown & Booth's stoically clinical production talent. Essential. 

                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          Barry says: Probably my favourite Autechre outing of the lot this. Periodic moments of exaltation intersected with industrial throbs and forceful technoid mutations. A bracing listen, and one for listening to in full and uninterrupted.

                                                                          Danny Brown

                                                                          Atrocity Exhibition

                                                                            "Atrocity Exhibition" is an album of Danny Brown’s typically vigorous rap, paired with challenging production inspired by the work of Talking Heads and Joy Division. It sounds like nothing else from the past or present. Brown began work on "Atrocity Exhibition" in the summer of 2014, linking up with producer and frequent collaborator Paul White on the bulk of the album’s cuts. Other contributions come from producers like Evian Christ, Petite Noir (who also lends vocals to the world weary clang of ‘Rolling Stone’), Black Milk and the Alchemist, who lays down the beats for the masterful "Really Doe". Joined by Kendrick, Ab-Soul and Earl Sweatshirt, Brown goes wild over a killer rhythm track, resulting in the LP's stand out moment. 

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Downward Spiral
                                                                            Tell Me What I Don’t Know
                                                                            Rolling Stone (featuring Petite Noir)
                                                                            Really Doe (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt)
                                                                            Lost
                                                                            Ain’t It Funny
                                                                            Goldust
                                                                            White Lines
                                                                            Pneumonia
                                                                            Dance In The Water
                                                                            From The Ground (featuring Kelela)
                                                                            When It Rain
                                                                            Today
                                                                            Get Hi (featuring B-Real)
                                                                            Hell For It

                                                                            A new album from Brian Eno is always something we look forward to and upon hearing it, 'The Ship' is possibly one of the finest solo works from this pioneer yet. Opening with the truly otherworldly experience of title track 'The Ship' Eno carefully lays down a twenty minute plus blanket of slow moving, but fully immersive synths that start off sounding like the blurry jet lag memories of the morning after a night in his 'Music For Airports' departure lounge. The track builds with a delicate, constantly evolving '77 Million Paintings' style drone before his deeply lead vocals chime into the mix, this could honestly be an update on a lost recording from the B-side of 'Low'. The rest of the album follows in a similar stance but over a three-part "musical novel" and takes in oceanic waves of sound to spoken word transcripts and ends on a tear-drenched cover of The Velvet Underground's 'I'm Set Free'. Large parts of 'The Ship' will be tugging at memories of Eno's previous work notably 'Airports' and 'Another Green World', but it remains new and offers much to explore, the end caps on the words "I'm set free, to find a new illusion" and after 'The Ship' we can't wait to hear where he sails to next. Unmissable stuff.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            CD Tracklisting:
                                                                            01 The Ship (21”20)
                                                                            02 Fickle Sun (i) (17”40)
                                                                            03 Fickle Sun (ii) The Hour Is Thin (02”43)
                                                                            04 Fickle Sun (iii) I’m Set Free (05”13)

                                                                            LP Tracklisting:
                                                                            A The Ship Part 1 (13”25)
                                                                            B The Ship Part 2 (07”55)
                                                                            C Fickle Sun (i) (17”40)
                                                                            D1 Fickle Sun (ii) The Hour Is Thin (02”43)
                                                                            D2 Fickle Sun (iii) I’m Set Free (05”13)

                                                                            ‘Under The Sun’, Mark Pritchard’s first solo album in five years, is designed to be listened to in one sitting; the unique atmosphere of the album has led from Pritchard’s exploration of the timeless production and mixing techniques of the 1960s and 70s.

                                                                            Having previously produced - both collaboratively and as an individual - under various pseudonyms (Global Communication, Africa Hitech, Harmonic 313, Harmonic 33, to name a few), he has now begun to release all music under his own name.

                                                                            The record draws influences from ambient, psych and folk and, with help from vocalists such as Thom Yorke, Linda Perhacs, Bibio and Beans (ex- Antipop Consortium), creates a sort of sonic utopian landscape, complemented completely by the artwork of Jonathan Zawada.

                                                                            For fans of Atoms For Peace, Brian Eno, Fennesz, Jane Weaver, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jon Hassell.

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Barry says: Pritchard releases his dazzling new album for Warp Records. Featuring serene electronic trills and sweeping ambience, mixed with acoustic guitar pieces and the vocal talents of a perfect selection of guest artists, this is a varied and engrossing selection of electro-acoustic masterstrokes.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            ?
                                                                            Give It Your Choir (Feat Bibio)
                                                                            Infrared
                                                                            Falling
                                                                            Beautiful People (Feat Thom Yorke)
                                                                            Where Do They Go, The Butterflies
                                                                            Sad Alron
                                                                            You Wash My Soul (Feat Linda Perhacs)
                                                                            Cycles Of 9
                                                                            Hi Red
                                                                            Ems
                                                                            The Blinds Cage (Feat Beans)
                                                                            Dawn Of The North
                                                                            Khufu
                                                                            Rebel Angels
                                                                            Under The Sun

                                                                            Mark Pritchard / Bibio / Clark

                                                                            A Badman Sound / Heath Town / Inf Inf Inf Inf

                                                                              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                              Record Store Day rave 12” from Warp mainstays Mark Pritchard, Bibio and Clark.

                                                                              Mark Pritchard kicks off the 12 with throwback jungle anthem ‘A Badman Sound’; the classic Amen break gets laced with rave stabs and intermittent dub sirens.

                                                                              ‘Heath Town’ is the opposite of what you’d expect from Bibio. In particular, the second half takes stylistic cues from ‘A Badman Sound’ and features the popular, euphoric James Brown-produced ‘Yeah Woo’ sample.

                                                                              Clark winds down with ‘Inf Inf Inf Inf’, a more ambient sound that brings in broken beats and is reminiscent of early Aphex Twin.

                                                                              2016 is an exciting year for all three artists:

                                                                              In May, Mark Pritchard is releasing his first album under his own name.

                                                                              In April, Bibio releases his fifth album on Warp, A Mineral Love.

                                                                              And after releasing his most successful album yet in late 2014, Clark returns with ‘The Last Panthers’ record, inspired by his score of the Sky Arts drama series of the same name.

                                                                              For fans of: Aphex Twin, Autechre, Special Request, Om Unit

                                                                              Vinyl 12" in 3mm spine sleeve with centre holes (in Warp house bag).

                                                                              Limited to 500 copies.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              Mark Pritchard – A Badman Sound
                                                                              Bibio – Heath Town
                                                                              Clark – Inf Inf Inf Inf

                                                                              Battles

                                                                              Gloss Drop

                                                                                New York six-legged rhythmic juggernaut Battles are one of the most exciting and respected alternative bands of recent years and they return with their second album ‘Gloss Drop’.

                                                                                The album ranges from lead track ‘Ice Cream’, a “grunty, squelchy, jubilant freakout” according to the NME, and Radio 1’s The Hottest Record In The World - a calypso tinged rhythmic juggernaut powering through the airwaves of Radio 1, XFM and 6Music, through to denser, more industrial tracks (‘My Machines’, featuring Gary Numan, is a prime example) – at times playful, at times hard-edged, but always unmistakably Battles.

                                                                                Outgoing member Tyondai Braxton’s vocals have made way for a host of guest vocalists, ranging from Numan to Kazu from Blonde Redhead and Eye from Boredoms.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                Africastle
                                                                                Ice Cream (ft Matias Aguayo)
                                                                                Futura
                                                                                Inchworm
                                                                                Wall Street
                                                                                My Machines (ft Gary Numan)
                                                                                Dominican Fade
                                                                                Sweetie & Shag (ft Kazu Makino)
                                                                                Toddler
                                                                                Rolls Bayce
                                                                                White Electric
                                                                                Sundome (ft EYE)

                                                                                Battles

                                                                                Mirrored

                                                                                  Following on from Warp's release of Battles "EP C/B" EP collection comes the New York quartet's debut album proper. Featuring members of Don Caballero and Helmet, the band create a sound that combines avant-rock, jazz and electronica, reminiscent of the abandonment of their NY no wave predecessors. Utilising prog-style time changes, the treated vocals of Tyondai Braxton, almost tribal drumming and synth distortion, the music teeters on the edge before being reined back in at the last moment. Battles are gods, superheroes sent to save us from musical mediocrity and "Mirrored" is a colossal masterpiece begging to join your record collection.

                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Barry says: Arguably Battles' finest moment, Mirrors returns for a hugely awaited reissue on Warp records. Pitch-shifted vocals, syncopated drums, clangy guitar and obtuse time-signatures combine to create a surprisingly cohesive whole. Experimental but melodic, quirky and intricate. Art-rock meets math-rock (arth-rock?). Fantastic.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Race : In
                                                                                  Atlas
                                                                                  Ddiamondd
                                                                                  Tonto
                                                                                  Leyendecker
                                                                                  Rainbow
                                                                                  Bad Trails
                                                                                  Prismism
                                                                                  Snare Hangar
                                                                                  Tij
                                                                                  Race : Out

                                                                                  Lafawndah’s first release on Warp takes influences from wide-ranging genres such as zouk, kizoma, salsa, cumbia, dubstep and grime, creating an exciting sampler of what’s to come next from this defiant and inspired artist.

                                                                                  “Out of this world music… the perfect expression of our globalised culture” - The Guardian · Lafawndah is somewhat of a global citizen, having lived in Paris, Tehran, New York and Mexico City and coming from an Egyptian / Iranian / English heritage.

                                                                                  Listening to her music, a fusion of regional subgenres from different corners of the world, she has evidently a certain porosity when it comes to digesting sound, taking snippets of different influences as souvenirs to use in her own work. · The songs on ‘Tan’ are at the same time relaxed and playful, bold and confrontational. The combination between strong narrative, clarity of expression and seamless transmutation is reminiscent of early Björk, Missy Elliott and Grace Jones.

                                                                                  Co-produced by L-Vis 1990 and ADR. Executively produced by Lafawndah.

                                                                                  For fans of Kelela, Leila, Muslimgauze, Mira Calix.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Town Crier
                                                                                  Ally
                                                                                  Tan
                                                                                  Crumb

                                                                                  Kelela

                                                                                  Hallucinogen

                                                                                    Hotly anticipated new EP on Warp from American R&B chanteuse Kelela which makes good on that staggering early potential of her work on Night Slugs / Fade To Mind and Teengirl Fantasy. If the last year belonged to FKA Twigs, this record surely marks the next 365 days as Kelela’s to crossover and speed through the interzone of mutable R&B / chart pop / grime success.

                                                                                    Featuring co-production from the likes of Arca, MA, Kingdom, DJ Dahi and Gifted & Blessed, this six track EP showcases the current state of alt-R&B, with Kelela's strong soul vocals gliding across glitchy electronic rhythms and fathoms-deep sub bass. There are BIG, powerful hooks here underpinned by some next-gen, hyper-sensual studio moves. Massive.

                                                                                    !!! return with “As If”, the band’s sixth studio album. 

                                                                                    Combining punk abandon and tightly-coiled dance music has always been bonded into the band’s DNA. It’s this core that has seen them outlive the mid-2000s indie-dance / punk-disco tag and has allowed them to consistently grow lyrically and sonically from album to album. “As If” is their most consummate collection of songs yet.

                                                                                    Soulful female vocals layer “Freedom! ’15", a self-described disco odyssey, with the band stretching out their live roots. The R&B tinted house track “Sick Ass Moon” follows in the footsteps of “All U Writers”, their April Record Store Day release, bouncing along with a thumping kick to carry the album’s opening. 

                                                                                    "Each album we've made has gotten closer and closer to our live set and this, we're proud to say, is the closest we've come yet. We were heavily influenced by current dance music - Nina Kraviz, Moodymann, Paranoid London, Rrose and Delroy Edwards were frequently referenced - and philosophically by the early 90's house records we love on labels like Trax and Dancemania and by artists like Romanthony and Green Velvet. Those records sound great because they're fairly raw attempts to use the technology of the time to ape the New York and Philly disco records that those producers loved. We figured, if those old house records sound like they do because the artists manipulated disco samples with MPC's, why couldn't we just sample ourselves and manipulate the tracks with Ableton Live? The more raw it came out the better it felt, not only because that's what excited us about those old records, but because it felt felt more punk, which always feels good." - !!!

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    01. All U Writers
                                                                                    02. Sick Ass Moon
                                                                                    03. Every Little Bit Counts
                                                                                    04. Freedom! '15
                                                                                    05. Ooo
                                                                                    06. All The Way
                                                                                    07. Til The Money Runs Out
                                                                                    08. Bam City
                                                                                    09. Funk (I Got This)
                                                                                    10. Lucy Mongoosey
                                                                                    11. I Feel So Free (Citation Needed)

                                                                                    Darkstar

                                                                                    Foam Island - Bonus Disc Edition

                                                                                      ‘Foam Island’, the third studio album from Darkstar, is a beautiful contemporary electronic pop album that deals with powerful themes of ambition and hope against the odds in the 21st Century.

                                                                                      Since their early dancefloor 12”s on Hyperdub from 2008 and through two vocal-led albums in 2010 and 2013, Darkstar have been an influential force in the UK’s electronic scene.

                                                                                      During trips to visit family in Northern England, founder members Aiden Whalley and James Young noticed a change in the area’s social atmosphere. This climate began to increasingly influence the duo’s writing sessions and they began a three month project of documenting this by talking to local young people in nearby Huddersfield. The lyrics and the sound palette for ‘Foam Island’ were shaped by the people and emotions they encountered and their recordings of interviewees’ speech have been compellingly woven into the tracks.

                                                                                      For fans of Jon Hopkins, Zomby, Four Tet, Mount Kimbie, Roisín Murphy, Actress, Floating Points.

                                                                                      Battles

                                                                                      La Di Da Di

                                                                                        ‘La Di Da Di’ is a bold opus of post rock and virtuosic instrumentals, cementing Battles firmly amongst the most influential alternative bands of the 21st century.

                                                                                        On their third album the rhythmic core of Battles is as full as ever. Opener ‘The Yabba’ is a gradual unravelling of math rock motifs that eventually explodes into the glitchladen ‘Dot Net’.

                                                                                        The atypical ‘breather’ moment that comes with ‘Cacio e Pepe’ is an exploration in harmony anchored by Battles’ characteristic repetition, whilst tracks like ‘FF Bada’ and ‘Summer Simmer’ are examples of the thick textural richness that can be found throughout the album. ‘La Di Da Di’ humbly parades the many weapons of Battles’ musicianship for which they are so well revered.

                                                                                        Broadcast

                                                                                        Tender Buttons

                                                                                        Vinyl re-press of the third album by Broadcast, originally released in 2005.

                                                                                        Blending their trademark influences of 60s pop, film soundtracks and psychedelia and avant noises, "Tender Buttons" stands out from their previous work in terms of its stripped back simplicity and emotional boldness.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1 I Found The F
                                                                                        A2 Black Cat
                                                                                        A3 Tender Buttons
                                                                                        A4 America's Boy
                                                                                        A5 Tears In The Typing Pool
                                                                                        A6 Bit 35
                                                                                        A7 Subject To The Ladder
                                                                                        B1 Corporeal
                                                                                        B2 Arc Of A Journey
                                                                                        B3 Michael A Grammar
                                                                                        B4 Minus 3
                                                                                        B5 Goodbye Girls
                                                                                        B6 You And Me In Time
                                                                                        B7 I Found The End

                                                                                        Nightmares On Wax

                                                                                        Car Boot Soul

                                                                                        George Evelyn AKA DJ EASE took four years to follow up "Smokers Delight", but it was worth the wait as he came up with another seductive LP full of downbeat delights and dreamy instrumental hip hop gems, which, as the title suggests, is a sample-heavy session for sofa-surfing. Includes the Ibiza sunset classic ‘Les Nuits’.

                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Martin says: Possibly the crowning moment of George Evelyn's career, an easy glide through a stoned soul summer and one of the defining records of it's genre. A lot of wax was scratched in the making of this, but the bass, drums, guitar, vocals and keyboards are all live to wrap yourself in. There to turn any frown upside down.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Les Nuits
                                                                                        Morse
                                                                                        Ethnic Majority
                                                                                        Jorgé
                                                                                        Finer
                                                                                        Easejimi
                                                                                        Argha Noah
                                                                                        Fire In The Middle
                                                                                        Survival
                                                                                        Capumcap

                                                                                        Nightmares On Wax

                                                                                        A Word Of Science

                                                                                          Reissue of Nightmares On Wax’s 1991 debut album. ‘A Word Of Science’ is the hardcore rave sound of the initial duo line-up of George ‘EASE’ Evelyn and Kevin ‘Boy Wonder’ Harper. Contains the dancefloor anthems ‘Aftermath’, ‘A Case Of Funk’, ‘Biofeedback’ and ‘Dextrous’.

                                                                                          The original vinyl release of ‘A Word Of Science’ was a single LP which dropped three of the tracks included on the CD version. For this edition Warp have re-cut the album as a double LP for improved bass response and the missing three tracks (‘BWTM’, ‘Sal Batardes’ and ‘EASE’) appear on vinyl for the first time.

                                                                                          Flying Lotus

                                                                                          You're Dead!

                                                                                            Flying Lotus returns with ‘You’re Dead!’. At once reflective, restless, heart wrenching and joyous, this is a melodic ode to those who have died young, suddenly and unexpectedly, while also existing as a comfort to those mourning the loss of a loved one. ‘You’re Dead!’ serves as an exploration, a eulogy and a portal between the parallel domains of life and afterlife.

                                                                                            ‘You’re Dead!’ features another set of genre-blending tracks from Fly'Lo, with fluid movement between hip hop, jazz-funk and electronica, often combining all three elements densely woven together. Across the album bassist Thundercat lays down some furious fingerwork, while the drum programming gives free jazz a run for its money. Elsewhere things get deep and spiritual, with the influence of his late aunt Alice Coltrane shining through. Flying Lotus provides vocals and rapping as alter ego Captain Murphy, and he's also joined by some to notch guest MCs (Snoop Dogg, longtime FlyLo muse Niki Randa and Kendrick Lamar - whose easy shift between spitting rhymes and a sung delivery works perfectly with the music). Other collaborations on ‘You’re Dead!’ include original jazz-funk pioneer Herbie Hancock and Dirty Projectors' Angel Deradoorian.

                                                                                            “Flying Lotus has become a standard-bearer for 21st century beat construction by looking forward and backward simultaneously and making music that feels like an exploration” - Pitchfork


                                                                                            After announcing his return with a suitably outlandish PR blitzkreig involving a cryptic Deep Web post, a giant blimp over London and a clandestine listening event at Warp HQ, Richard David James returns with his first Aphex Twin album since 2001's "Drukqs". As is befitting of Cornwall's most willfully perverse musical genius, though expectations are sky high, no one has any idea what to expect from "Syro". Blissful ambience? Demented drum & bass? Uncompromising acid? Glitch-fuelled IDM? Funky mollusc? Well, this LP is a complex blend of all those things (except funky mollusc) held in perfect balance by the outrageous musicality and production wizardry of Aphex Twin. Album opener "Minipops 67" offers us a gentle reacquaintance as Aphex balances beefy breakbeats with glistening melodies, sensual sine waves and the skewed and vocodered vocals which return throughout the LP. "XMAS_EVET10" and "Produk 29" follow on in a similar vein, balancing melodic fragility with the slouching funk percussion and wriggling basslines. This tranquility doesn't last for long though, with James ratcheting up the tempo and the pressure through "4 Bit 9d Api+e+6", "CIRCLONT6A" and "Syro U473t8+e" delivering the kind of skitterish and acidic machine funk he unleashed on the best of the 'Analord' series. Lurking mischievously amongst thatt mid-album bunch is the deranged breaks of "180db_", a straight up floor mover indebted to "Funky Drummer" and "Energy Flash" equally. After a brief moment of calm via the restrained beauty of "Fz Pseudotimestretch+e+3" we get thrown right back in the deep end as Aphex drops more batshit breaks on "CIRCLONT14" before indulging in some brain scrambling junglism on "PAPAT4" and "S950tx16wasr10". So far so diverse, but what about the bliss and beauty of "SAW" I hear you ask? Well, RDJ saves the best for last, closing the LP out in sublime fashion with soothing piano of the Eno-meets-Satie "Asiatsana".

                                                                                            All things considered Aphex has delivered an album overflowing with an abundance of melody, tone and texture which combines the finest moments of "SAW", "Surfing On Sine Waves", "Analords" and "I Care Because You Do". It's been a long time, but the master is back.


                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. Minipops 67 [120.2][source Field Mix]
                                                                                            2. XMAS_EVET10 [120][thanaton3 Mix]
                                                                                            3. Produk 29 [101]
                                                                                            4. 4 Bit 9d Api+e+6 [126.26]
                                                                                            5. 180db_ [130]
                                                                                            6. CIRCLONT6A [141.98][syrobonkus Mix]
                                                                                            7. Fz Pseudotimestretch+e+3 [138.85]
                                                                                            8. CIRCLONT14 [152.97][shrymoming Mix]
                                                                                            9. Syro U473t8+e [141.98][piezoluminescence Mix]
                                                                                            10. PAPAT4 [155][pineal Mix]
                                                                                            11. S950tx16wasr10 [163.97][earth Portal Mix]
                                                                                            12. Aisatsana [102]

                                                                                            Simon Pyke

                                                                                            Universal Everything & You - Picture Disc Edition

                                                                                            Warp Records are pleased to announce the release of ‘Universal Everything & You’, a 20 minute piece by Simon Pyke (Freeform), built upon the soundtrack to the exhibition Universal Everything & You, which has been running at the Science Museum, London.

                                                                                            Designed by Matt Pyke of Universal Everything, the release consists of a deluxe one sided, screen-printed heavyweight 180g vinyl pressing featuring one of four randomly available prints depicting images taken from the exhibition.

                                                                                            Simon Pyke is a Brighton based musician and sound artist. He’s previously released music through Warp and Skam records and toured extensively with electronic musicians including Autechre. Pyke has worked on a range of commercial projects including rebrands for SkyTv, MTV, and S4C Wales, and audio for the launch of the 2012 Olympics logo and MTV music video awards.

                                                                                            Universal Everything are a UK based digital art and design collective who work with a global network of designers, artists, musicians, producers and programmers. Past artworks have been exhibited at MOMA New York, V&A London, Central Academy Of Fine Arts Beijing, Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture Moscow, and La Gaite Lyrique Paris.

                                                                                            Warp have a long relationship with Simon and Matt Pyke, having first released Simon’s music as Freeform 17 years ago (‘Prowl’). Through designing this sleeve, Matt was introduced to Warp and subsequently The Designers Republic, for whom he went on to work. During this time, and since launching Universal Everything, he has designed many Warp record sleeves, plus the Warp.net and original Bleep.com websites.

                                                                                            Limited to 100 copies, exclusively available to independent retailers.

                                                                                            Following the success of his mixtape, Jae is now set to release his ‘Dirty Collections’ 7”s, a series of three 7” singles, each customized with Jae’s own sketches / drawings.

                                                                                            Imagine the crate-digging of Madlib merged with the crash experimentalism of Aphex, the dream-telling feel of a Flying Lotus record, and the quirky and haunting imagery of vintage David Lynch. That, all bound with a sense of universal truth a la Sun Ra and Lil’ Wayne’s stream-of-consciousness abandon” - Resident Advisor

                                                                                            In 2007 Jeremiah Jae was noticed by producer Samiyam, who passed on his ‘Lunch Special Part 1’ to Flying Lotus. Not long after, Jae was flown to LA to work with FLyLo and was signed to Brainfeeder where he released his 1st EP and album.

                                                                                            This year, Jeremiah Jae signed to Warp and released his ‘Bad Jokes’ mixtape, which sent waves over the online music community from tastemakers like Pitchfork to the hip hop savants at SBTV and rapidly climbed the ‘dat piff’ chart in 24 hours.

                                                                                            Mentor Flying Lotus (aka Captain Murphy) has included his track ‘Evil Grin’, which was produced by Jeremiah Jae, on the biggest ever game release, ‘Grand Theft Auto 5’ (on the Fly Lo FM channel).

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            Bright Works Ft Israel & E Snow
                                                                                            Nu Bad Man Ft Tre
                                                                                            Outer Onto Other

                                                                                            ‘Shields Expanded’ is a two disc CD set and 18 track digital album which features the original ‘Shields’ record along with the eight additional B-Sides.

                                                                                            ‘Shields B-Sides’ features 5 never before heard tracks, three of which are demos recorded in Marfa, Texas before the band officially began track listing the album in New York and Cape Cod. The Marfa Demos include the hypnotizing new single ‘Will Call’s’ plus ‘Taken Down’ and ‘Everyone I Know’ as well as two beautifully constructed bonus tracks, ‘Smothering Green’ and ‘Listen and Wait’. The ‘B-Sides’ also includes three remarkable remixes of tracks from the original ‘Shields’ including the Nicholas Jaar remix of ‘Sleeping Ute’ (which was released as a limited edition 12’’ for Record Store Day earlier this year) the Liars Remix of ‘A Simple Answer’ and Lindstrom Remix of ‘Gun-Shy’.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            CD1 Tracklist
                                                                                            01. Sleeping Ute
                                                                                            02. Speak In Rounds
                                                                                            03. Adelma
                                                                                            04. Yet Again
                                                                                            05. The Hunt
                                                                                            06. A Simple Answer
                                                                                            07. What’s Wrong
                                                                                            08. Gun-Shy
                                                                                            09. Half Gat
                                                                                            10. Sun In Your Eyes

                                                                                            CD2 Tracklist
                                                                                            01. Smothering Green (Bonus Track)
                                                                                            02. Taken Down (Marfa Demo)
                                                                                            03. Listen And Wait (Bonus Track)
                                                                                            04. Everyone I Know (Marfa Demo)
                                                                                            05. Will Calls  (Marfa Demo)
                                                                                            06. Sleeping Ute (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
                                                                                            07. A Simple Answer (Liars Remix)
                                                                                            08. Gun-Shy (Lindstrom Remix)

                                                                                            Warp Records are pleased to announce the release of Oneohtrix Point Never's 'R Plus Seven'. The album contains many familiar sonic touchstones for listeners who have followed the acclaimed electronic music composer’s development over the last half-decade, his Warp Records debut is a major departure from his previous work. Lopatin’s experimental inclinations lurk behind the scenes - in the concepts and procedures he adopted to create the tracks - while the music itself comes as close as he's has ever got to anything resembling traditional song structure. Which, for the producer, is only so close: The work is full of overlapping, abstract musical through-lines, puzzle-like pieces that, taken together, might allow you to glimpse an overarching tableau.

                                                                                            The Brooklyn-based artist has always deftly balanced the experimental with the accessible: He has released several albums under his Oneohtrix Point Never moniker on various independent labels - including the 2013 3-CD/5 LP 'Rifts', a compilation of his early work - as well as amassing a large catalogue of mini-album tape releases. His most recent disc, 2011’s 'Replica', was built around samples of television commercials.

                                                                                            OPN has built live soundscapes at the Museum of Modern Art; collaborated with Montreal-based ambient electronic music composer Tim Hecker on the largely improvised 2012 'Instrumental Tourist'; and recast the title track from his 2010 disc 'Returnal' as an elegant and emotive piece for piano, featuring the otherworldly voice of Antony Hegarty. Advertising powerhouse Saatchi & Saatchi tapped Lopatin for an installation event at the 2012 Cannes film fest and Sofia Coppola’s longtime cohort Brian Reitzell invited him to create original music for Coppola’s The Bling Ring.

                                                                                            'R Plus Seven' is disruptive and hypnotic in equal measure, and the fun of it lies in trusting Lopatin as he guides you past - and often through - its succession of walls and mirrors.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            01. Boring Angel
                                                                                            02. Americans
                                                                                            03. He She
                                                                                            04. Inside World
                                                                                            05. Zebra
                                                                                            06. Along
                                                                                            07. Problem Areas
                                                                                            08. Cryo
                                                                                            09. Still Life
                                                                                            10. Chrome Country

                                                                                            Nightmares On Wax

                                                                                            Feelin' Good

                                                                                              Nightmares On Wax returns after a five-year absence with ‘Feelin’ Good’, an eclectic collection of playful, sun-soaked tracks that sees Warp Records’ longest-serving artist George Evelyn at his most joyful and musically ambitious.

                                                                                              Having grown up in Leeds, George Evelyn decided to pack his bags and move over to Ibiza seven years ago, and this drastic change in both lifestyle and climate is more evident than ever on this new album. “It was always a natural dream to make music in the sun like I do now,” Evelyn said.

                                                                                              While every Nightmares On Wax release draws from a staggering number of influences, ‘Feelin’ Good’ relates very closely to Evelyn’s own Ibiza club night, Wax Da Jam, where he soundtracks a night of groove, experimentation, percussion and improvisation, featuring guests such as DJ Shadow and Roots Manuva. Evelyn explains: “It’s been pivotal to my music making... everyone turns up as individuals but everybody leaves as one.” Listening to ‘Feelin’ Good’, you can feel the same euphoric, positive vibes seeping through the music, providing the perfect soundtrack to a blissful Ibizan sunrise.

                                                                                              Evelyn recruited a truly virtuosic line-up of musicians for the recording of ‘Feelin’ Good’. With orchestrations and strings by Jazzanova arranger Sebastian Studnitzky, drums by the masterful German jazz percussionist Wolfgang Haffner and a vocal feature from Mozez of Zero 7 fame, this album is full to the brim with undeniable talent.

                                                                                              Jackson And His Computerband

                                                                                              Glow

                                                                                              "‘Glow’ is a game of musical obsessions and rageous pleasures. I've made it driven by feverish moments of revelation and sharing them with my friends” - Jackson Fourgeaud

                                                                                              Eight years since the critical acclaim of his first album, Jackson And His Computer Band finally returns with a new masterpiece, ‘Glow’.

                                                                                              Teaming up with amazing engineers like Phillipe Zdar and vocal collaborators like Planningtorock, the Parisian producer has expanded his sound to higher scopes, taking his sound into his own psychedelic universe. Heading in several different directions, 'Glow' takes in proto-pop ('GI Jane'), 60s songwriting ('Memory'), west coast disco ('Vista'), fierce electro bangers ('Arp £1', 'Pump') and even a homage to gabba ('Blood Lust').


                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1. Blow
                                                                                              2. Seal
                                                                                              3. Dead Living Things
                                                                                              4. GI Jane (Fill Me Up)
                                                                                              5. Orgysteria
                                                                                              6. Blood Bust
                                                                                              7. Memory
                                                                                              8. Arp #1
                                                                                              9. Pump
                                                                                              10. More
                                                                                              11. Vista
                                                                                              12. Billy

                                                                                              Mount Kimbie

                                                                                              Cold Spring Fault Less Youth

                                                                                                The incredible second album from pioneering electronic duo Mount Kimbie, and their first for Warp. Follows 2010's 'Crooks and Lovers' with a broader, deeper sonic palette and a more live sound.

                                                                                                The South London duo, comprised of Dom Maker and Kai Campos, have created a deeper and more complex album than their 2010 debut ‘Crooks And Lovers’, featuring vocals from both the band themselves and guest vocals from King Krule, alongside crisp beats and production, brooding melodies and electronic soundscapes. 'Cold Spring' places live instrumentation alongside the electronics, with organ and drums enriching the sonic mulch. What's more, there are vocals, too, enabling a step into a newly emotional approach.

                                                                                                For fans of Burial, Gold Panda, SBTRKT, Thom Yorke, Bonobo, James Blake, Caribou, The xx, Kindness etc.


                                                                                                Boards Of Canada, one of the most respected and influential electronic artists of recent times, return with their first album in eight years. What with pre-release puzzles, desert parties, mysterious videos, and limited Record Store Day offerings, the hype surrounding 'Tomorrow's Harvest' has been building to a fever pitch. You'll be pleased to know that the album holds up against this weight of expectation, delivering another seductively widescreen, sci-fi cinematic selection of electronica tracks that could only come from the studios of Sandison and Eoin.

                                                                                                With accompanying sleeve / inner sleeve artwork featuring blurry images of secret American landscapes of atom bomb tests, peyote trips, religious sects and Area 51, the album opens with a short electronica piece that references the pair's fondness for the BBC Radiophonic workshop, or perhaps the incidental music from early 70s sci-fi films like The Andromeda Strain. Spidery arpeggiated synths and abstract choral washes lift tracks like 'Reach For The Dead' and 'White Cyclosa', which recall the horror movies of John Carpenter and Dario Argento. The woozy detuned analogue keyboards that became BOC's trademark arrive on the stumbling, stuttering 'Jacquard Causeway', while the beat-driven lushness of 'Cold Earth' could be seen as being a classic of the braindance era.

                                                                                                This eerie and unsettling first half makes way for a more uplifting 'part 2', with tracks like 'Palace Posy' and especially 'Nothing Is Real' providing warm synths, while titles like 'New Seeds' suggest rebirth and hope in this lifeless landscape. Perhaps the soundtrack to a film that only exists on Boards Of Canada's minds, 'Tomorrow's Harvest' is an intense and rewarding listen.


                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Gemini
                                                                                                Reach For The Dead
                                                                                                White Cyclosa
                                                                                                Jacquard Causeway
                                                                                                Telepath
                                                                                                Cold Earth
                                                                                                Transmisiones Ferox
                                                                                                Sick Times
                                                                                                Collapse
                                                                                                Palace Posy
                                                                                                Split Your Infinities
                                                                                                Uritual
                                                                                                Nothing Is Real
                                                                                                Sundown
                                                                                                New Seeds
                                                                                                Come To Dust
                                                                                                Semena Mertvykh

                                                                                                Rustie

                                                                                                Ultra Thizz / Dreamzz

                                                                                                  Ahead of Rustie’s debut album ‘Glass Swords’ Warp drop this special limited edition 12” featuring the hotly anticipated album track ‘Ultra Thizz’ and new , exclusive track ‘Dreamzz’ - which is only available via this release. The flipside of the vinyl is etched with the ‘Glass Swords’ and ‘Rustie’ logo.

                                                                                                  ‘Ultra Thizz’ is impossibly catchy, interlaced with speaker-shredding electro-funk basslines, unpredictable bursts of red-lined synth twists and the kind of chipmunks-on-speed vocals that put happy hardcore in the shade. Keeping up with the current 90s trend, Rustie drops 4/4 rave number 'Dreamzz' on the flip. Pushing the compressed, shiny technicolour synths and luminescent arpeggios to the limited, this is dance music for the loud-phone-on-the-bus generation.

                                                                                                  It’s not surprising that press and his peers have all praised his phenomenal debut, with the likes of Skream, Oneman, Joker, Jackmaster and Bibio all going nuts for it.


                                                                                                  "Over the course of many long van rides and post-coffee verbal riff sessions", guitarist Mario Andreoni explains, "'Thriller' didn't merely represent the selling of a lot of records, it became synonymous with an artist(s) and/or genre(s) artistic high-water mark. INXS' 'Kick' is the Australian 'Thriller'... Alanis's 'Jagged Little Pill' is the Canadian 'Thriller'... Wham's 'Make It Big' is the blow-dryer's 'Thriller'... every recording by the 13th Floor Elevators is the dosed-man's 'Thriller'... 'Sister Ray' by Velvet Underground is the 'Thriller' of musical fever dreams. One day at the studio, Nic (Offer, vocalist) drew 'THR!!!ER' on a napkin and I liked it... Then we made our own 'THR!!!ER'." - Nic Offer

                                                                                                  Famous for their high-energy live shows and relentless touring schedule, the band have really focused their efforts on crafting an album with tighter song structures. To help with this, the majority of the album was recorded with Jim Eno, the drummer in Spoon and one of the key forces behind the boards for the band. Like many people, Jim was a fan of !!!'s live show, but he felt that they too often tried to capture these performances in the studio. Instead of trying to chase this feeling, Jim encouraged them to create a different type of excitement by using weirder sounds, inventing new dynamics within each song and introducing unexpected changes. "They had this working flow that was a little rigid and I wanted to break them out of it," says Jim.

                                                                                                  With the members spread out across the country, writing new music wasn't the easiest of processes. Andreoni offers that "In the past we just put albums together any way that works. That usually meant a lot of jamming on loose ideas." For 'THR!!!ER', !!! went into the studio with everything written and a strong sense of each song's shape. "We've never tried to make the same record twice, we might have accidentally, but we've always tried to push on. For this one it felt like we definitely shoved off from the shore," says Offer.

                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                  David says: Walking a similar path to LCD Soundsystem, !!! confuse people. Are they indie? Are they dance? Are they (shudder) indie dance? The answer, obviously, is when a record gets down, like 'Thr!!!er' gets down, who really gives a f##k?

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  01. Even When The Water's Cold
                                                                                                  02. Get That Rhythm Right
                                                                                                  03. One Girl / One Boy
                                                                                                  04. Fine Fine Fine
                                                                                                  05. Slyd
                                                                                                  06. Californiyeah
                                                                                                  07. Except Death
                                                                                                  08. Careful
                                                                                                  09. Station (Meet Me At The)

                                                                                                  Darkstar

                                                                                                  News From Nowhere

                                                                                                    Darkstar first coalesced in the underground, electronic thrum of London’s nascent grime and dubstep sphere in the mid 2000s, growing from attending the now-fabled early FWD club nights to releasing a pair of game-changing 12” singles on Kode 9’s fledgling Hyperdub label. What followed was a fitful and productive period culminating in a discarded album’s worth of tracks, the crucial introduction of vocalist James Buttery to the fold and, finally, the release of their debut full-length ‘North’, to wide acclaim. By this time Darkstar had aptly been framed as a very intriguing proposition, one of the first proper ‘bands’ to rise from the UK’s current electronic underground.

                                                                                                    The band decamped to a house in the West Yorkshire countryside, secluding themselves from the distractions of London and writing as a trio for the first time. Ultimately, ‘News From Nowhere’ is a reflection of the time they spent together there. Says Young, “Every place warrants a story. There are moments in people’s everyday lives, no matter how subtle, that can be documented and talked about in great detail. The instances spiral and ascend and take on their own course, altering the perception of how even the slightest change in a day can be felt deeply.”

                                                                                                    Eventually proceedings moved from the band’s makeshift digital studio in their house to producer Richard Formby’s (Sonic Boom / Hood / Wild Beasts) dusty studio enclave, full of tape machines and analogue synthesizers. The songs that had been inspired by English prog rock and obscure techno and created as loops based on the band’s affinity for hip hop production (“literally everything from Lex Luger to Geoff Barrow”) grew into sublimely arranged works. In the end, the album arrived at an altogether singular existence, delving into the moments between moments and elevating them to epic, kaleidoscopic heights.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    01. Light Body Clock Starter
                                                                                                    02. Timeaway
                                                                                                    03. Armonica
                                                                                                    04. -
                                                                                                    05. A Day's Pay For A Day's Work
                                                                                                    06. Young Heart's
                                                                                                    07. Amplified Ease
                                                                                                    08. You Don't Need A Weatherman
                                                                                                    09. Bed Music - North View
                                                                                                    10. Hold Me Down

                                                                                                    Grizzly Bear

                                                                                                    Veckatimest - Heavyweight Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                      Seemingly out of nowhere (ok, it’s their third album, but you know what I mean!) comes a record so unique and exhilarating that Fleet Foxes have already name checked it as ‘the greatest album of the noughties’. Well “Veckatimest” does have a folky feel and the band is big on 4-part harmonies and even choral arrangements, but that is only half of the story. There’s a jazzy , open-ended vibe, gorgeous strings, Disney-ish, Mercury Rev style flights of fancy, and a melancholy Beach Boys love of melody. The band is also big on percussion and meandering diversions, but the song itself never suffers, it just takes a while for the full beauty of this album to unfurl. Named after an uninhabited island off Cape Cod, there’s a real sense of magic and mystery to Grizzly Bear’s sound. You can tell they were all music students though; there’s nothing obvious here, it’s full of surprises. Lovingly sequenced to be listened to as a whole, as this drifts, grooves, ebbs and flows, you’ll know you’ve been taken on a luxurious ride. Simply stunning.

                                                                                                      Wonder producer turned artist Kwes releases a concise mission statement of reconstructed, homemade and quintessentially English ‘Free Pop’.

                                                                                                      24 year old Kwes has always been ahead of his game when it comes to music. He’s produced material for Speech Debelle and DELS, collaborated with Micachu, Ghostpoet, The Invisible and more on the ‘Kwesachu’ mixtape series, worked with The xx on early demos, and Damon Albarn on the DRC Music project.

                                                                                                      ‘Bashful’, the lead track from this release, is a shuffle of disco, meticulously melodic and tinged with flashes of soul, R&B, lo-fi indie and house. 'Klee' is a euphoric, layered rush of wonkoid keyboard work. 'Honey' is the bare bones of a singer-songwriter ditty with a lo-res demo sound quality and hooks that will be stuck in your head for days... Lastly 'Lgoyh' combines a typewriter rhythm section, lush synthwave sparkle and another heartfelt vocal.

                                                                                                      Kwes simply describes all this as ‘Free Pop'... “A philosophy of creating popular music that knows no boundaries, shuns no eccentricity and values inventiveness over any kind of rules that have gone before”.


                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Philippa says: Kwes calls his music ‘free pop', I'd call it 'quirky, lo-fi pop'. Soul, R&B, lo-fi indie, synthwave and house are all component parts to his joyous sound.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Klee
                                                                                                      2. Bashful
                                                                                                      3. Honey
                                                                                                      4. Lgoyh

                                                                                                      CANT

                                                                                                      Dreams Come True

                                                                                                        CANT is the solo project of composer Chris Taylor, better known as the bassist, vocalist and producer for Grizzly Bear. His first solo album, 'Dreams Come True' features Taylor collaborating with George Lewis Jr. (Twin Shadow). Twin Shadow's critically acclaimed record 'Forget' was recently released by Terrible Records (in the US) and was also produced by Taylor.

                                                                                                        Soon after finishing work on 'Forget', Taylor and Lewis turned their attention to 'Dreams Come True'. The pair wrote and recorded most of the material in a week and a half in a bedroom connected to the former Allaire Studios, where Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest was recorded. Terrible Records was founded by Taylor in 2009 with Ethan Silverman to devote more time to working with emerging artists.



                                                                                                        ‘Satin Panthers’ is a new five track, bass-heavy post modern R&B juggernaut from Glaswegian uber-producer Hudson Mohawke.

                                                                                                        His musical skills have been requested by the likes of Tinie Tempah, Chris Brown, Just Blaze (producer for Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Usher, Notorious BIG, Kanye West, Eminem, Nicole Scherzinger, Lil’ Wayne, TI, The Game), Flying Lotus and Battles. As Just Blaze put it: “These are the chords I hear in dreams that I forget when I wake.” Hudson Mohawke is fast becoming the go-to man for some of R&B’s premier names, with Chris Brown also recently using a Hudson Mohawke track on his latest video online.

                                                                                                        The EP opens with 'Octan', a simple combination of arpeggiated top end and layers of mega, stadium-friendly synth chords to blow your head right off. 'Thunder Bay' hits us with some ultra-chunky wonky-hop - again those big fat synth chords are at the front with an almost random selection of beats underneath. 'Cbat' sounds like the 'Nutcracker Suite' remade by rather drunk robots. And some crunk mice. On the flipside 'All Your Love' combines chunky piano lines with thumping beats and pitched-up soul vocals, while 'Thank You' closes the EP with more of those crunching breaks and epic sun-blushed synths a la Boards / Bibio - anthem alert!


                                                                                                        Bibio

                                                                                                        Mind Bokeh

                                                                                                          The anticipated follow up to Bibio's celebrated first album for Warp in 2009, "Ambivalence Avenue". "Mind Bokeh" has exceeded our expectations with its full on, neon-lit pop whilst not compromising on any of the vintage, textured production that makes up Bibio’s trademark sound. In fact, "Mind Bokeh" could be considered the night-time counterpart to "Ambivalence Avenue"'s more pastoral, sun-flecked tones. You know that party you have where the music is pulled in wildly different directions, but comes together as a whole? This is the meandering trip "Mind Bokeh" takes us on, encompassing everything from  "Ambivalence Avenue" style wonky-hop and DJ Shadowesque beats, via dreamy Crosby, Stills and Nas-influenced psych-pop and energetic, shouty indie-punk to introspective electronica and jubilant African highlife. Off the beaten track and back again, it's a journey you're sure to enjoy. 

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                          1. Excuses
                                                                                                          2. Pretentious
                                                                                                          3. Anything New
                                                                                                          4. Wake Up!
                                                                                                          5. Light Seep
                                                                                                          6. Take Off Your Shirt
                                                                                                          7. Artists' Valley
                                                                                                          8. K Is For Kelson
                                                                                                          9. Mind Bokeh
                                                                                                          10. More Excuses
                                                                                                          11. Feminine Eye
                                                                                                          12. Saint Christopher

                                                                                                          Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                                                                          A1. Excuses
                                                                                                          A2. Pretentious
                                                                                                          A3. Anything New
                                                                                                          B1. Wake Up!
                                                                                                          B2. Light Seep
                                                                                                          B3. Take Off Your Shirt
                                                                                                          C1. Artists' Valley
                                                                                                          C2. K Is For Kelson
                                                                                                          C3. Mind Bokeh
                                                                                                          D1. More Excuses
                                                                                                          D2. Feminine Eye
                                                                                                          D3. Saint Christopher

                                                                                                          Seefeel

                                                                                                          Seefeel

                                                                                                            Vaulting beyond the renowned shoegaze scene, and playing with two new members that 'underpin their dream-glossed, loop-heavy soundscapes and tunes with a heavy powerhouse of a rhythm section' (Loud & Quiet), seminal band Seefeel have followed their first UK shows in 14 years and teaser single "Faults" by releasing "Seefeel", their first album since 1996’s "(CH-VOX)".

                                                                                                            The self-titled album, showcasing a more muscular, powerful edge to the band, was born out of an incendiary performance at Warp Records’ 20th anniversary celebrations in Paris last year – and marks their return to the label they started with in the early nineties.

                                                                                                            Describing their performance in Paris as 'unbelievable', Warp co-founder Steve Beckett asked the band to make another record as they came offstage. 'They came back six months later – not just with a record, but a great record. This band needs to be heard, they need to be seen so that’s why we got involved again. Family members might leave for a long time but they always come home'.

                                                                                                            The Hundred In The Hands

                                                                                                            The Hundred In The Hands

                                                                                                              The Hundred In The Hands are Brooklyn’s Eleanore Everdell and Jason Friedman, and this is their self-titled debut album. It's an emotionally charged long player, calling on everything from the elegant French pop of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin to the 00s female pop of Au Revoir Simone, the late 70s electronics of Young Marble Giants to the late 80s Balearic blossoming of Andy Weatherall productions (One Dove spring to mind) and the punk-funk dance songs from NYC’s storied underground. With such an expansive set of infuences and soundscapes present, "The Hundred In The Hands" could fall into a fractured trap, but the the album comes together as a whole, with track after track of wonderfully uplifting music. Includes the singles "Pigeons" and "Dressed In Dresden". Sure to be one of our albums of the year!


                                                                                                              Flying Lotus

                                                                                                              Pattern+Grid World

                                                                                                                With the recent album "Cosmogramma" FlyLo created a self-proclaimed ‘space opera’ masterwork of breathtaking scope, instrumentation and acclaim (#5 best reviewed album of the year, according to Metacritic). On "Pattern+Grid World" Lotus pulls the focus back to his machines. The seven tracks provided here happily sit at the edge of the alt-hip hop sound spectrum, dishing out scrambled beats and angular keyboard riffs with all sorts of Heath Robinson or Radiophonic Workshop-esque electronica seeping into the mix. A large proportion of the these new tracks have been a staple of Flying Lotus recent live shows and are now finally available for fans to own.


                                                                                                                Jamie Lidell

                                                                                                                Compass

                                                                                                                  A breathtaking, multi-faceted alternative record from one of the UK’s best kept secrets, featuring an all-star cast of collaborators and conspirators. Vocal acrobat Jamie Lidell returns with "Compass", a fourteen track voyage through sound featuring the haunting teaser track "Compass" and the gutter-fuzz of first single "The Ring" - checking off spectral, ethereal atmospherics ("You See My Light"), furious howling-funk ("Coma Chameleon") and beat-box-infused soul ("Completely Exposed") on the way. He’s teamed up with an all-star cast – at the helm are Beck and Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor on production duties. They also play on the record, alongside Dan Rossen and Chris Bear (Grizzly Bear), Feist, Wilco’s Brian Lebarton, Nikka Costa, Gonzales and legendary drummer James Gadson (who has recorded with BB King, Herbie Hancock and Martha Reeves, amongst others).

                                                                                                                  Looking back, Flying Lotus’ full-length Warp debut, "Los Angeles" appears to be much more of a mission statement than a simple introduction – laying the foundation for a field on which an entire generation of artists would soon be playing. While that album was an introspective, moody travelogue through the Californian metropolis, it certainly hinted at his inclination to expand his sound beyond terrestrial means. As you may deduce from the title of his latest opus, he’s done just that. Not only has an entirely new range of sounds been unlocked by our intrepid astral traveler, but every genre touchstone associated with his name has been merged into a self-described 'space opera'. Seamless in execution and too wide in scope to properly describe, it's the authentic embodiment of his unique musical heritage. The spirit of his famed aunt, Alice Coltrane permeates the record, notably in the powerful collaborations with relative Ravi Coltrane, bass virtuoso Thundercat and the brilliant harp prodigy, Rebekah Raff.

                                                                                                                  Certainly these are further reaches into a musical space that Flying Lotus had hitherto been exploring, however other collaborators such as Erykah Badu and Outkast string arranger Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and guest vocalists Thom Yorke and a returning Laura Darlington (featured on "Los Angeles"’ epic closing track "Inifinitum") help deliver "Cosmogramma" to dizzying new heights. All this name-dropping, however, is not to detract from the genius of the wizard-like figure behind it all. The most powerful aspect of FlyLo’s output has always been its ability to communicate his boundless love and enthusiasm for music in all its forms and that is what is boldly on display here.

                                                                                                                  People speak about ‘important’ albums all the time, but rarely is it so apparent that person behind them is following their own, chosen path – Flying Lotus is one of those precious few artists. When one is presented with an invitation for space travel, it’s not something to pass up.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  01. Clock Catcher
                                                                                                                  02. Pickled!
                                                                                                                  03. Nose Art
                                                                                                                  04. Intro//A Cosmic Drama
                                                                                                                  05. Zodiac Shit
                                                                                                                  06. Computer Face//Pure Being
                                                                                                                  07. ..And The World Laughs With You Ft. Thom Yorke
                                                                                                                  08. Arkestry
                                                                                                                  09. Mmmhmm Ft.Thundercat
                                                                                                                  10. Do The Astral Plane
                                                                                                                  11. Satelllliiiiiteee
                                                                                                                  12. German Haircut
                                                                                                                  13. Recoiled
                                                                                                                  14. Dance Of The Pseudo Nymph
                                                                                                                  15. Drips//Auntie's Harp
                                                                                                                  16. Table Tennis Ft. Laura Darlington
                                                                                                                  17. Galaxy In Janaki

                                                                                                                  Bibio

                                                                                                                  The Apple And The Tooth

                                                                                                                    Acclaimed producer and instrumentalist Bibio (aka Stephen Wilkinson) follows the album "Ambivalence Avenue" with "The Apple And The Tooth". The album is a new release that is good enough to be a stand alone set, featuring four brand new Bibio tracks. It also forms a companion piece to "Ambivalence Avenue", featuring eight reworkings of tracks from that album - some haunting, some vibrant, all impressive - by artists renowned (Clark, Wax Stag aka Friendly Fires' visual collaborator Rob Lee), new (Lone, Leatherette, The Gentleman Losers) and very familiar (Bibio himself). Featuring a similar woozy folk-meets-wonky-hop-meets-electronica vibe to his previous outing, "The Apple And The Tooth" is another essential birra Bibio.

                                                                                                                    Tracklisting
                                                                                                                    1. The Apple And The Tooth
                                                                                                                    2. Rotten Rudd
                                                                                                                    3. Bones & Skulls
                                                                                                                    4. Steal The Lamp
                                                                                                                    5. S'vive (Clark Remix)
                                                                                                                    6. Sugarette (Wax Stag Remix)
                                                                                                                    7. Dwrcan (Eskmo Remix)
                                                                                                                    8. Lovers' Carvings (Leatherette Remix)
                                                                                                                    9. Haikuesque (The Gentleman Losers' Whispers In The Rain Mix)
                                                                                                                    10. All The Flowers (Line Remix)
                                                                                                                    11. Fire Ant (Keaver & Brause Remix)
                                                                                                                    12. Palm Of Your Wave (Bibio Remix)

                                                                                                                    Seemingly out of nowhere (ok, it’s their third album, but you know what I mean!) comes a record so unique and exhilarating that Fleet Foxes have already name checked it as ‘the greatest album of the noughties’. Well “Veckatimest” does have a folky feel and the band is big on 4-part harmonies and even choral arrangements, but that is only half of the story. There’s a jazzy , open-ended vibe, gorgeous strings, Disney-ish, Mercury Rev style flights of fancy, and a melancholy Beach Boys love of melody. The band is also big on percussion and meandering diversions, but the song itself never suffers, it just takes a while for the full beauty of this album to unfurl. Named after an uninhabited island off Cape Cod, there’s a real sense of magic and mystery to Grizzly Bear’s sound. You can tell they were all music students though; there’s nothing obvious here, it’s full of surprises. Lovingly sequenced to be listened to as a whole, as this drifts, grooves, ebbs and flows, you’ll know you’ve been taken on a luxurious ride. Simply stunning.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. Southern Point
                                                                                                                    2. Two Weeks
                                                                                                                    3. All We Ask
                                                                                                                    4. Fine For Now
                                                                                                                    5. Cheerleader
                                                                                                                    6. Dory
                                                                                                                    7. Ready Able
                                                                                                                    8. About Face
                                                                                                                    9. Hold Still
                                                                                                                    10. While You Wait For Others
                                                                                                                    11. I Live With You
                                                                                                                    12. Foreground

                                                                                                                    With a career that started out in drum and bass on Moving Shadow, you might not expect Tim Exile to have made this album. It's a sprawling dark electro-pop / electronica masterpiece, drawing on baroque and industrial influences, as well as demonstrating his knack for great hooks and sonic experimentation. Like some kind of off the wall IDM Depeche Mode, "Listening Tree" has Exile collecting together all his past production ideas and sounds (D&B, electronica, glitch-laden beat-fests) and using them to create proper songs, with vocals and everything.

                                                                                                                    Tracklisting
                                                                                                                    1. Don't Think We're One
                                                                                                                    2. Family Galaxy
                                                                                                                    3. Fortress
                                                                                                                    4. There's Nothing Left Of Me But Her And This
                                                                                                                    5. Pay Tomorrow
                                                                                                                    6. Bad Dust
                                                                                                                    7. Carouselle
                                                                                                                    8. When Every Day's A Number
                                                                                                                    9. Listening Tree
                                                                                                                    10. I Saw The Weak Hand Fall

                                                                                                                    Leila

                                                                                                                    Blood, Looms & Blooms

                                                                                                                      A breathtaking new album of captivating melodies and infectious beats, "Blood, Looms & Blooms" features wonderfully vivid body of electronic based songwriting that lends itself to the dark and gothic... The fourteen songs are like little, baroque, fairy tales composed in the darkest corners of her music box, featuring vocal performances from the likes of ex-Specials, Terry Hall, Martina Topley-Bird and Luca Santucci. Both formats are presented with striking sleeve art and gatefold sleeves.

                                                                                                                      Jamie Lidell

                                                                                                                      Multiply

                                                                                                                        If you're aware of his work with Christian Vogel as Super_Collider, then you'll already know what a brilliant soul vocalist Jamie Lidell is. Here on his debut album he dispenses with previous electronica styles and goes for an almost straight up soul-funk sound that wouldn't sound out of place coming out of the Fame studios at Muscle Shoals. "Multiply"'s music evokes the power, pop and emotion of Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and even peak-period Michael Jackson, immersed in the energy and virtuosity of production masterminds like Quincy Jones or Herbie Hancock while all done in the inimitable Lidell style.

                                                                                                                        Prefuse 73

                                                                                                                        Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives

                                                                                                                          Prefuse 73's debut Warp long player, "Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives"'s 16 tracks can be listened to as one 50-minute piece of experimental ambient hip-hop (hiptronica as we call it these days!). Atlanta-based producer Scott Herren uses a richly varied palette to create the album's warm, subtle sound collages. Sliced-and-diced rap and vocal performances play a key role on a number of these sonic constructions. "Blacklist", featuring MF Doom and Aesop Rock, is an exception. Herren doesn't mess with the MCs' raps and the relatively straight-up track nicely contrasts with the CD's hip hop abstractions. The producer does subtly manipulate the mellow vocals of Sam Prekop (Sea and Cake) on the lovely "Last Light".


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