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Microtronics - Volumes 1 & 2

    Originally released as 3" tour only CDs in 2003 and 2005, the albums have been compiled and remastered.


    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
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    21 Microtronics 21


    Mother Is The Milky Way

      Mother Is The Milky Way - Originally released as a tour only CD in 2009, the album has been remastered.


      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]


      BBC Maida Vale Sessions

        BBC Maida Vale Sessions - Four BBC sessions recorded at the Maida Vale studios between October 1996 and August 2003.


        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.


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


          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!


          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


          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". 


          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. 


          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. 


          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!


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

          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.’. 


          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.


          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


            Vidiconia (RSD21 EDITION)



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


              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


              (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 


              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) 


              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


                    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



                        Autechre, masters of uncompromising glitched-out electronic business return with a new full-length for the titans of 'leccy music, Warp. 

                        From the blistering VHS-saturated beginning of 'M4 Lema', we're taken on a ride through fractured nu-rave, 90's influenced braindance and flickering barely-connected electrical circuits. 

                        The more choral moments (the beautiful, Hecker-esque 'esc desc' for example) help to make things a little less frantic by soothing the glitch-addled mind with some swells of organ and reverbed synth wisps.  

                        This is as uncompromising and skilfully collated as any of Autechre's work thus far, and further cements their reputation as the ultimate Enfant Terrible of electronic music. 

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Barry says: Shit the bed, it's a new Autechre record! Famously someone once told me that my CD was skipping back in the day, but the joke was on them, because it wasn't. One of the masters of the genre returns, and I genuinely couldn't be more excited. HUGE news.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        01. M4 Lema
                        02. F7
                        03. Si00
                        04. Esc Desc
                        05. Au14
                        06. Metaz Form8
                        07. Sch.mefd 2
                        08. Gr4
                        09. Th Red A
                        10. Psin AM
                        11. R Cazt


                        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)


                          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


                            Sleep On The Wing

                              Bibio returns, just over a year on from his latest album Ribbons, with a new ten track EP titled Sleep On The Wing. The release follows a pattern Bibio has established in his work; releasing a follow up EP after an album exploring similar sonic ground. This release draws on a familiar range of influences from traditional folk, peaceful atmospheric soundscapes and field recordings from the natural world. Stephen Wilkinson (Bibio) once again demonstrates the breadth of his musicality, embracing a wide range of self-played instruments including the strings which gave Ribbons much of its flavour and features some new accouplements for good measure.

                              Pieced together over the course of last year, with a few exceptions stretching back into Bibio’s older repertoire, the Sleep On The Wing EP is a largely instrumental collection that exhibits deep atmospheric melodies as observations on rural escapism, reflection and melancholia. Recorded in Bibio’s home studio in the UK midlands countryside, the writing process for this latest EP starts in a similar place to most of his previous works, growing from a guitar riff into a richly textured soundscape one instrument at a time.

                              The sleeve artwork by notable illustrator Chris Wormell was developed by Bibio and Chris and lino-printed by Chris. Speaking about how the artwork happened, he explains: “It was an idea that came into my mind when thinking about the title. The bird - a swift - is a bird that apparently can sleep during flight and spends more of its life in flight than any other bird. It really is a creature of the air, the skies are its habitat. I wanted to have artwork that sees the world from the swift’s perspective. It was important to me that the landscape looked typically British, because the British rural landscape has been a never ending source of wonder for me, and the feeling that I try to induce in some of my music very much comes from this desire to really be at the heart of its unique qualities.”

                              As on Ribbons, the surrounding nature seeps into the studio and underlies the essence of his music as it unfurls. This new work offers an in-depth study into the instrumentation and feelings surrounding this past year, imbued with revisited works which seem as poignant as they did when they were first composed over a decade ago.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              01. Sleep On The Wing
                              02. A Couple Swim
                              03. Lightspout Hollow
                              04. Oakmoss
                              05. Miss Blennerhassett
                              06. The Milky Way Over Ratlinghope
                              07. Awpockes
                              08. Crocus
                              09. Otter Shadows
                              10. Watching Thus, The Heron Is All Pool



                                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)

                                Daniel Lopatin

                                Uncut Gems - OST

                                  Daniel Lopatin returns with his latest score for the A24/The Safdie brothers’ film Uncut Gems which is out internationally on the same day as it hits theaters. The film screened to rapturous response from critics and stars Adam Sandler (in an outstanding career-best performance) as well as NBA star Kevin Garnett, Lakeith Stanfield, The Weeknd, Julia Fox and more. The hypnotic crime thriller follows Sandler’s Howard Ratner, a charismatic hustler always on the lookout for the next big score, in a twisted odyssey through the New York jewelry market. This is the second collaboration between Daniel Lopatin and the Safdie brothers following his highly acclaimed work for Good Time, winner of the Best Soundtrack Award at Cannes Film Festival 2017 and also for the Best Original Score for a Feature Film at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2017. His other film works include Ariel Kleiman’s Partisan (2015), and contributions to Rick Alverson’s The Mountain (2019) and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring (2013). 

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  01 The Ballad Of Howie Bling
                                  02 Pure Elation
                                  03 Followed
                                  04 The Bet Hits
                                  05 High Life
                                  06 No Vacation
                                  07 School Play
                                  08 Fuck You Howard
                                  09 Smoothie
                                  10 Back To Roslyn
                                  11 The Fountain
                                  12 Powerade
                                  13 Windows
                                  14 Buzz Me Out
                                  15 The Blade
                                  16 Mohegan Suite
                                  17 Uncut Gems 

                                  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


                                  Peel Session 2

                                    London's seminal electronica act Plaid are subject to Warp's 'TX' reissue series, focusing on their second Peel session from 1999.

                                    Sounding decidedly fresh and futuristic, even by today's standards, "Housework" kicks off the EP beautifully. Centered around a rotating sub bass, technoid perx accentuate the stereo field while tense synths occupy the recesses. Wet and wild electronix from Andy Turner and Ed Handley who would later go on to record under a variety of pseudonyms (The Black Dog, Atypic, Balil etc) before reforming as Plaid in more recent times. Here we see the duo's obvious love of the new techno sound emanating out of America and Europe, and keen for them to put their own mark on the genre.

                                    Downbeat, slightly melancholic and with a more dusty, sample-based palette; "Kiterider" amply demonstrates that the duo were also more that capable of making evocative downtempo soundscapes that perfectly sat alongside other UK acts like Boards Of Canada, DJ Shadow and the growing popularity of instrumental hip-hop.

                                    "Elide" seems unique to this session and I'm unable to find it recorded under any other instance, It's a quirky and frenetic outing which references Lemon Jelly and Air France in many aspects with its quick paced breakbeats and blue sky chord progression.

                                    "Lazybeams" is the last highlight to be lifted from the session; a slow-motion drizzle of electronic elements ricocheted and twisted through a series of complicated outboard processes as the duo show of their impressive technical abilities whilst still remaining true to their musical and mellifluous aesthetic. True excellence from this well celebrated British act. 

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Matt says: The intriguing and beguiling world of Plaid is thoroughly explored on this Peel session from 1999. There's no-one quite these cats, here you'll see why!

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. Housework
                                    A2. Kiterider
                                    B1. Elide
                                    B2. Lazybeams

                                    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


                                            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

                                              Aphex Twin

                                              Peel Session 2

                                                Kicking off a tasty set of reissues from long running bastion of UK electronic music - Warp; comes this amazingly futurist Aphex session from 1995. Recorded for the infamous John Peel Sessions, the twelve contains four tracks culled from the session.

                                                Starting with the mutant cosmic disco of "Slo Bird Whistle" which in present day setting seems more than at home alongside the current slew of slow EBM music, albeit rife with AFX's child-on-acid hilarity and discord.

                                                "Radiator" sees that trademark foray into weirdness that would characterize much of this demigod's output through his career. Riddled with disonance, glitchy techno beats and staccato acid squelches, this is self coined 'Cornish acid', true to source.

                                                "P-String" on side B displays his stadium-tickling, sound-art credentials as a pummelling kick and dark string converge on a monster mix that's full of foreboding and tension. Accompanied by the artist's iconic visuals, these are some of the pieces that would make his live show one of the most feverishly adored on the planet.

                                                Finally, we get the stoned, student-bedroom afterparty haze of "Pancake Lizard" which effortlessly drifts off into a chemically induced daydream; gentle strings manipulated against baggy breakbeats and a mid 90s grainy hue.... ahh the good old days.

                                                Classic AFX - back on wax - you know what to do! 

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Matt says: Top drawer Peel session from the Cornish acid pioneer. Kickin' off this monolithic Warp Sessions series in fine style.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Slo Bird Whistle
                                                A2. Radiator (Original Mix)
                                                B1. P-string
                                                B2. Pancake Lizard

                                                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", 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

                                                  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

                                                  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



                                                    Plaid return to Warp for their tenth studio album. With a deservedly devoted fan-base, UK duo Andy Turner and Ed Handley have took their loyal listeners deeper and deeper into their unique electronic foliage with every release. Detailing new aural environments perfectly through their intrinsically exploratory sound; their style naturally fits into the Warp remit, who've nurtured and evolved with the act since its first inception in 1991.

                                                    With 13 more tracks that contrast the brittle and sharp with the voluptuous and mellow; it's that soft-hard juxtaposition and interplay that characterize these lush and highly textured sonic environments. Dreamlike arpeggios trails off into the cosmos, while rigid, caterpillar beats & piston perx churn and smash.

                                                    We're really into Plaid here at Picc HQ, and "Polymer" is as good as any of their previous works. If you wanna get immersive in some truly captivated electronics then Plaid are a must! 

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Matt says: Impossible to ignore the vibrations coming off this slab of deep electronica pressure! Like being lost in mutant jungle that survives on plasma and radiation; if we are to inhabit new and chemically imbalanced environments I can image they sound like this!

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Meds Fade
                                                    Drowned Sea
                                                    The Pale Moth
                                                    All To Get Her
                                                    Crown Shy

                                                    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.

                                                    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.
                                                    Born Thieves
                                                    36 Oaths
                                                    Black Empire (Killmonger
                                                    Clouds, Chemists And
                                                    The Angel Gabriel
                                                    Immigrant Sons (Pesos
                                                    And Gas)
                                                    Close To The Root
                                                    Crown & Key
                                                    Warlord Shoes
                                                    Spectacular Anthem


                                                    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


                                                      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


                                                        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! 


                                                          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! 

                                                            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

                                                                Mark Pritchard

                                                                The Four Worlds

                                                                  Mark Pritchard returns with ‘The Four Worlds’, an eight-track collection further exploring the sonic worlds first encountered on 2016’s opus "Under The Sun". Mark has once again collaborated with acclaimed visual artist Jonathan Zawada on artwork and visuals.

                                                                  "The Four Worlds" features a collection of underground poets and musicians including Colorado’s psychedelic heroine Space Lady on "S.O.S" and eighties cult radio artist Gregory Whitehead on "Come Let Us".

                                                                  Mark Pritchard has been releasing music under different guises for nearly three decades (Global Communication, Reload, Africa Hitech, Harmonic 313, Harmonic 33, to name a few). Mark has become a figurehead in his field with artists such as Thom Yorke, Linda Perhacs, The Space Lady, Bibio, Clark and Wiley all queuing up to work with him. Luckily for long term fans, there's still bucket loads of underground spirit permeating through the album. "Glasspops" opens with one of his characteristic, growling sawtooths, paired with technoid perc and a steady incline it introduces the rest of the album's smaller missives perfectly, occupying most of side A and building the air of anticipation and drama perfectly for what follows - a haunting set of poems matched with sublimely astute sound design! From Gregory Whitehead's occultist delivery on "Come Let Us" to the instantly celestial hymnal of "The Arched Window", the air of otherworldliness and spirituality is omnipresent throughout. We're loving this concept here at Picc HQ - it's great to finally see some dramatic spoken word interwoven with sound design and sonic textures so well. 

                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                  Barry says: The last outing from Pritchard gained a hefty following in the shop, and this one is set to do the same. Deep, rhythmic basslines, outsider electronics and snapping bitcrushed percussion all form together into a brilliantly engrossing whole.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Circle Of Fear
                                                                  Come Let Us Ft Gregory Whitehead
                                                                  The Arched Window
                                                                  S.O.S. Ft The Space Lady
                                                                  Parkstone Melody II
                                                                  The Four Worlds

                                                                  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

                                                                  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


                                                                  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


                                                                      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

                                                                        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)
                                                                          Ain’t It Funny
                                                                          White Lines
                                                                          Dance In The Water
                                                                          From The Ground (featuring Kelela)
                                                                          When It Rain
                                                                          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)
                                                                          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
                                                                          The Blinds Cage (Feat Beans)
                                                                          Dawn Of The North
                                                                          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


                                                                            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

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



                                                                                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
                                                                                Bad Trails
                                                                                Snare Hangar
                                                                                Race : Out


                                                                                Work And Non Work

                                                                                Vinyl re-press of the 1997 album from Broadcast.

                                                                                This was their first album on Warp, a handy compilation of three singles released on various different lables; 'Accidentals' on Wurlitzer Jukebox, and 'Living Room' and 'The Book Lovers' EP on the Duophonic label.

                                                                                These early tracks showcased the early rumblings of their evocative blend of 60s pop, film soundtracks, psychedelia and avant noises.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1 Accidentals
                                                                                A2 The Book Lovers
                                                                                A3 Message From Home
                                                                                A4 Phantom
                                                                                A5 We've Got Time
                                                                                B1 Living Room
                                                                                B2 According To No Plan
                                                                                B3 The World Backwards
                                                                                B4 Lights 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


                                                                                Ambivalence Avenue

                                                                                  Following a trio of albums on the Mush imprint, Bibio (aka Stephen Wilkinson) now makes his long playing debut for Warp, the totally enchanting "Ambivalence Avenue". Bibio is a purveyor of wonderfully warm, melodic music that shines like the late summer sun through stained glass windows, refracting beams of shimmering colour across the room. Unlike many of his contemporaries however, as well as producing lovely, but ultimately superficial soundscapes, Wilkinson has a keen ear for melody and actually knows how to write a good tune. An antidote to the often clinical and soulless nature of current laptop-made music, "Ambivalence Avenue" is an endearingly messy patchwork of sun-dappled west coast style psychedelia, Dilla-esque beatsrumentals, de-tuned woozy pop and electronica, folk whimsy, dreamy madrigals, and intimate acoustic guitar songs – with each song a standout. A permanent fixture on the Piccadilly Records shop stereo, "Ambivalence Avenue" comes highly recommended, and is an essential album of 2009!

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. Ambivalence Avenue
                                                                                  2. Jealous Of Roses
                                                                                  3. All The Flowers
                                                                                  4. Fire Ant
                                                                                  5. Haikuesque (When She Laughs)
                                                                                  6. Sugarette
                                                                                  7. Lovers' Carvings
                                                                                  8. Abrasion
                                                                                  9. S'Vive
                                                                                  10. The Palm Of Your Wave
                                                                                  11. Cry Baby
                                                                                  12. Dwrcan

                                                                                  Oneohtrix Point Never

                                                                                  Garden Of Delete

                                                                                    Daniel Lopatin’s second album on Warp maintains the stunning production for which he has gained a reputation over the past few years, whilst at the same time exploring a whole new level of weird. Lopatin describes ‘Garden Of Delete’ as a “selfportrait.”

                                                                                    Musically the album contains a plethora of ideas spliced together seamlessly: great rushes of death metal and distorted R&B pop vocals, for example, all woven together with typically OPN broken chord synths and sleek sound design.

                                                                                    The album sees a continuation of the incredible cinematic sound for which composer / producer Daniel Lopatin has gained a reputation during his career. Oneohtrix Point Never’s consistently preeminent and original output is gradually taking him into the position of an elite electronic producer.

                                                                                    Through ‘Garden Of Delete’ Lopatin finds new inspiration in Ezra, an apparent eternally teen-aged grunge-loving alien figure and sort of new mascot for the record.

                                                                                    The main asset for the album campaign is a short film entitled ‘Sticky Drama’, a collaboration between Lopatin and artist Jon Rafman, who last year also produced the video for Oneohtrix Point Never’s ‘Still Life (Betamale)’. The film features a cast of over 35 children and revolves around the narratives of Live Action Role Play (LARP); it will be shown as part of Jon Rafman’s first UK art exhibition at the Zabludowicz Collection in Chalk Farm, which runs until 20th December this year.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    Barry says: [Names Changed to Protect identities] - I trusted him.. we were colleagues, Friends. 'It's Just not very good... It's... MENTAL' 'Oh, That's a shame' I said 'I really like Oneohtrix Point Never'. Nichael insisted he was right, I believed him. Turns out he was wrong.. Yes it's challenging, no, it doesn't seem to make a lot of sense straight off the bat. It is undoubtably glitchy, frequently inharmonic, it is difficult.. but the more you listen, the more the shards of melody weave together. It is a veritable Pulp Fiction of music. Now I think it's great. Because it is. Nichael and I are still friends.

                                                                                    !!! 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)


                                                                                    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.


                                                                                      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.


                                                                                        Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008

                                                                                          The first AFX release since the mighty "Analord" series sees Richard D James and Warp Records go back to the old skool in a big way. From the fly-poster campaign and retro rave Designers Republic sleeve to the fearsome acid breaks held within, this release is a celebration of the days when Tangled was still at the Phoenix, City were still at Maine Road and Me and Piccadilly's Matt Ward were locked in our bedrooms playing Dungeons and Dragons (the early 90s). Going in hard from the get go, AFX fires up the 303, 808 and whatever else he's got lying around to deliver the bleeping, squeaking acid assault of "Serge Fenix Rendered 2". A simple beat holds things together nicely while the raucous acid lines, head spinning sequences and trippy out chords threaten to throw the whole thing off kilter. Next up, "DMX Acid Test" sees the producer weaving fluid 303 lines around an ever changing collage of breakbeats and tough snares, before "Oberheim Blacet1b" mashes your brain, blows the speakers and scares children as RDJ adds gloomy pads and hollow wood blocks to the rapid fire sequences and thundering drums. Speaking of thundering drums, if you were looking for a room wrecking percussion track for your next sally into a rave bunker, "Bonus EMT Beats" will suit you to a t. Opening the B-side in textbook Ronseal fashion, "Simple Slamming B 2" does exactly what it says on the tin, ramping up the LFO and LPF for truly murky bass while a drum track bangs out at breakneck pace. "Midi Pipe1c Sds3time Cube/klonedrm" sees RDJ in piss-take mood, utilising his synth set up to deliver some deranged pygmy polyphony perfectly suited to patchouli-scented after parties the nation over. From that strangeness we skip into the mid tempo headnod of "NEOTEKT72" a dense, bass heavy breakbeat cut in line with RDJ's hip hop inspired moments, before closing on the organic percussion of drum track "R8m Neotek Beat". 

                                                                                          Aphex Twin

                                                                                          Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt 2 EP

                                                                                          After bursting back onto the scene last year with the suitably brilliant "Syro", Cornwall's favourite son is back with his second release in as many years, upping his release schedule by about 9000%. "Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt 2 EP" situates RDJ right at the centre of the mad scientist's lab, cooking up a baker's dozen of rhythmic breaks out of tuned percussion, detuned piano and unhinged doors. Situated somewhere between the faux hip hop of "I Care Because You Do", the disorienting moments of "Drukqs" and Pierre Schaeffer's "Musique concrète" this latest Aphex release matches the cryptic and accessible perfectly.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Diskhat ALL Prepared1mixed 13
                                                                                          2. Snar2
                                                                                          3. Diskhat1
                                                                                          4. Piano Un1 Arpej
                                                                                          5. DISKPREPT4
                                                                                          6. Hat 2b 2012b
                                                                                          7. Disk Aud1_12
                                                                                          8. 0035 1-Audio
                                                                                          9. Disk Prep Calrec2 Barn Dance [slo]
                                                                                          10. DISKPREPT1
                                                                                          11. Diskhat2
                                                                                          12. Piano Un10 It Happened
                                                                                          13. Hat5c 0001 Rec-4

                                                                                          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
                                                                                          Ethnic Majority
                                                                                          Argha Noah
                                                                                          Fire In The Middle

                                                                                          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 and original 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)

                                                                                          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’ 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

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


                                                                                              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)


                                                                                                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

                                                                                                  Aphex Twin

                                                                                                  Richard D James

                                                                                                    As ever Aphex's music is pulling in different directions on this 1996 CD, with tracks underpinned with glitchy chopped up beats and overlaid with lush, emotional synth work. Includes the single "Girl / Boy Song".

                                                                                                    Brian Eno


                                                                                                      LUX is Brian Eno’s first solo album on Warp Records and his first solo album since 2005’s Another Day On Earth. It finds him 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).

                                                                                                      LUX is one of Eno’s most ambitious works to date; it is a 75-minute composition in twelve sections that evolved from a work currently housed in the Great Gallery of the Palace of Venaria in Turin, Italy. The album is Eno's third for Warp, following Small Craft on a Milk Sea (with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams) and Drums Between The Bells (with Rick Holland).

                                                                                                      Flying Lotus

                                                                                                      Until The Quiet Comes

                                                                                                        Flying Lotus finally releases 'Until The Quiet Comes', the long awaited follow-up to 2010's 'Cosmogramma' and his third album on Warp Records.

                                                                                                        Composed, according to Flying Lotus, as “a collage of mystical states, dreams, sleep and lullabies”, 'Until the Quiet Comes' has the distinct feel of this nocturnal trip. From the twitching descent into a subconscious state and the out-of-focus time-ether of the journey that follows, the sound is an unhinged, yet elegant evolution of the melodic and rhythmic interplay that is woven into the DNA of Flying Lotus’ aural personae.

                                                                                                        All this stylistic mingling and genre-melting has contributed significantly to shift music in a direction that makes intellectual leaps without forsaking the all-important heft of a bassline or unimpeded ‘swing’ of a drum beat - the same way so many masters of soul music have infused their songs for lovers and dancers with brilliant and heady subtext for decades. 'Until The Quiet Comes' follows this tradition while clearing a path distinctly its own, which is a mark of a classic.

                                                                                                        The album sees longtime FlyLo muses Niki Randa and Laura Darlington return, as well as Thom Yorke, Thundercat and the inimitable queen of leftfield R&B herself, Erykah Badu, whose turn on the epic rumble of ‘See Thru To U’ is one of many highlights.

                                                                                                        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


                                                                                                          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!


                                                                                                            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



                                                                                                                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!

                                                                                                                  Jamie Lidell


                                                                                                                    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).


                                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                      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


                                                                                                                      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


                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                          Flying Lotus

                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            Hip hop has come a long way since the days of Adidas shell toes and 'yes yes, ya'll', splintering into a variety of guises, from blinged-up cartoon gangsterism to the most leftfield, underground 'but is it hip hop?' sounds. Steven Ellison, using his Flying Lotus moniker, falls into the latter camp, producing some of the most interesting, subtle and beautiful hiptronica / wonky-hop around right now (alongside the likes of Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, Dabrye etc). On his second long player "Los Angeles", the tracks (all 17 of them) are built on standard hip hop beats-and-samples foundations, but then take the left-hand fork in the road, crunching and distorting those neck-snapping beats and slicing the samples up into intricate snippets to create layered textures of woozy future electroid psychedelia. If you fell in love with Burial in 2007, and are ready for something with a bit more oomph, then look no further.

                                                                                                                            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".

                                                                                                                              Prefuse 73


                                                                                                                                After various incarnations and mini releases, Guillermo Scott Herren is back with his most accomplished and sonically diverse work since 2003's revolutionary bestseller "One Word Extinguisher". "Preparations" features two killer collaborations with NYC contemporaries: one featuring John Stanier from the mighty Battles, the other the lovely ladies from School Of Seven Bells. Also included is bonus disc (with CD and LP formats) "Interregnums", which showcases Prefuse 73's until now unheard explorations into orchestral depth and texture – a real treat for hardcore fans and a great discovery for newbies.

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