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Plaid

Feorm Falorx

    On the cusp of their 30th year with British indie Warp Records, Plaid return with a joyous new studio album, Feorm Falorx. From their playful early releases in the late 80's until now, they have explored diverse musical styles and embraced new methods of synthesis whilst maintaining a musical thread that spins back through the early Hip Hop scene of their youth and beyond to the sounds of the late 60s and 70s that inspired it.

    Plaid have toured extensively and collaborated widely over the years, writing for and performing with sonic researchers, percussion groups, solo artists and orchestras, most recently for the BBC Concert Orchestra. They have written for computer games and scored several feature films, one of which, Tekkon Kinkreet, was awarded the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.

    This eleventh studio album finds our duo, Ed Handley and Andy Turner, recreating a recent performance at the Feorm Festival, an intergalactic festival held on the planet Falorx. In order to survive the Falorxian atmosphere they were converted into light so the traditional recording devices they'd taken on 'The Campbell' were not functional. Fortunately, having consulted Earth's Space Agency, it was deemed safe to recreate the performance back in their London studio. Extensive testing of the resulting recordings have established a level of thought contamination deemed, “perfectly acceptable.” 

    TRACK LISTING

    CD Tracklist

    1. Perspex
    2. Modenet
    3. Wondergan
    4. C.A.
    5. Cwtchr
    6. Nightcrawler Feat. Mason Bee
    7. Bowl
    8. Return To Return
    9. Tomason
    10. Wide I’s

    Vinyl Tracklist


    A1. Perspex
    A2. Modenet
    A3. Wondergan
    A4. C.A.
    A5. Cwtchr

    B1. Nightcrawler Feat. Mason Bee
    B2. Bowl
    B3. Return To Return
    B4. Tomason
    B5. Wide I’s

    Maximo Park

    Our Earthly Pleasures (15th Anniversary Edition)

      15th anniversary colour vinyl repress of Maximo Park’s second album, originally released by Warp in April 2007. 

      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Girls Who Play Guitars
      A2. Our Velocity
      A3. Books From Boxes
      A4. Russian Literature
      A5. Karaoke Plays
      A6. Your Urge
      B1. The Unshockable
      B2. By The Monument
      B3. Nosebleed
      B4. A Fortnight’s Time
      B5. Sandblasted And Set Free
      B6. Parisian Skies

      Nightmares On Wax

      Shout Out! To Freedom… (Live At Pikes Ibiza)

        As Warp’s longest serving signing, Nightmares on Wax has been consistently at the forefront of contemporary music, creating a unique blend of electronica, jazz, hip-hop, dub, funk, soul and techno.

        Although 9 albums in, he may have only just truly stepped into his own groove. Lockdown forced a change of pace and offered some time for meaningful reflection and introspection. Evelyn already had the wheels in motion for making a collaborative album with a variety of guests but now he took this personal element and asked them to run with it. As a result, he formed creative bonds with new and upcoming talent that slotted in nicely with both the history and evolution of N.O.W. The likes of Shabaka Hutchings, Haile Supreme, Mara TK, Sabrina Mahfouz. Greentea Peng, OSHUN and Pip Millett all feature.


        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Imagineering
        A2. Creator SOS
        A3. 3D Warrior
        A4. Miami 80
        B1. Wonder
        B2. Own Me
        B3. Up To Us

        Bibio

        BIB10

          “I like contrast between my albums,” says Stephen Wilkinson aka Bibio. “When I finish an album, I crave doing something different for the next one.”

          No more so is this made apparent with Wilkinson hitting a major milestone, releasing his 10th studio album. Over those ten albums he has gracefully glided between electronica, ambient, folk, pop, indie, funk, soul and just about any other sonic avenue he’s decided to turn down. After 2019’s Ribbons, an album he describes as “organic and woody sounding” with a “psych folk vibe”, for BIB10 he decided early on that he wanted to use more synths, drum machines, and electric guitars. “I wanted this album to sound more polished and slick,” he says. “But not ‘software perfect’. My influences for studio production mostly come from the 60s, 70s, and 80s where the craft was very different - getting a more polished sound, without ironing the humanity out of it, was part of the ethos.”

          The result is an album heavy in grooves, be them looping guitar licks that lock into hypnotic swirls, buoyant funk beats, silky disco, texture-heavy soul explorations or that uniquely distinct tone that sounds like nobody other than Bibio. The tone here is rich, deep, resonant and conjures up a radiating warmth throughout.

          This is apparent on tracks such as the opening ‘Off Goes the Light’ and first single, in which Wilkinson’s prominent vocals merge beautifully with the interlocking guitar melodies and immersive synth soundscapes. Even though, on the surface, this album at times feels like one of Wilkinson’s most outwardly electronic-sounding efforts, its roots are planted firmly to the guitar. “I became more obsessed than ever with guitars in the last few years, particularly vintage guitars,” he says. “This album is an ode to guitar in a very different way, with the guitars more like building blocks of a larger structure, and the subtle variations and differences with each guitar’s tone and colour make the album more nuanced. I don’t think of it as a guitar album per se, but I feel the foundation to all of the tracks is guitar.”

          This underlying ethos has never been clearer than on his 10th album, a record that captures the essence of Bibio’s journey to date, with clear sonic characteristics and styles present and linkable to the past, while still exploring fresh ground and looking to the horizon. It’s a celebration record in many senses. “I think as ten is such a milestone album, I wanted it to be more of a party album,” he says. “It also has its dreamy and melancholy moments, but there’s a lot of fun and playfulness in this album. I hope people get up and dance to some of these songs.”

          TRACK LISTING

          A1. Off Goes The Light
          A2. Potion
          A3. Sharratt
          A4. Rain And Shine
          A5. S.O.L. Feat. Olivier St Louis
          B1. Cinnamon Cinematic
          B2. Even More Excuses
          B3. A Sanctimonious Song
          B4. Lost Somewhere
          B5. Phonograph
          B6. Fools Feat. Olivier St Louis

          Clark

          Body Riddle - 2022 Remastered Edition

            Now regarded as something of a classic in the Clark catalogue, it has been cited by producers including Arca, Rustie and Hudson Mohawke as being an influential record. Writing for The Quietus back in 2014, Ed Gillett commented: “It's no hyperbole to say that Clark's 2006 LP Body Riddle is one of electronic music's unheralded masterpieces, its layers of heat-warped melodies, flickering textures and muscular drumming (played by Clark himself) creating a beautiful and unstable mixture of violence and wistfulness. Its production is immaculate, almost inhumanly so, swaddling the listener in midrange before pummelling them viciously, shifting seamlessly between organic instruments and impossible, vertiginous sound design.”

            Recorded during a period the producer was living in the Midlands city of Birmingham in the UK, shortly before leaving for Berlin, Clark recalls the genesis of the album: “I can remember that period as getting really into krautrock and spending the day drumming on pillows along to Can records for six hours a day, when I think of that record that’s what I think of.”

            Striking up a friendship with local band (and Warp labelmates) Broadcast was also a key factor: “They lived about ten minutes from me and I borrowed James Cargill’s drum kit and some mics of his, and all of the drums on that album are his old drum kit. There were some jams that me and James had, there’s one at the end of ‘Roulette Thrift Run’ which is basically just him on guitar and me plundering away on some drums, and I just pitched it up. Broadcast weren’t really in my circle of friends at the time but going to their place was sort of like a holiday from my normal social life, and I just loved it. Both Trish and James were both so full of wisdom, but I wasn’t really in with their scene of people at all, I’d just go there on my own and listen to records and have cups of tea.”

            Broadcast also feature on an improvised version of ‘Herr Barr’ that was only previously available as a download on the Clark website. It has been compiled alongside other sought after rarities and unreleased material that related to Body Riddle on the new 05-10 collection. Clark explains a bit more about the tracks on it:

            “It is that thing of collecting things that would otherwise be lost to the internet and wanting to put a shell around it. It’s important to do because I really love some of that material. I suppose what I love is some of those processes, there’s a modular jam called ‘Boiler The Wick’ that I just had all my gear setup and was recording like five modular tracks a day. I still miss that time because my studio is very different today and I’m slightly sick of modular because everyone’s got modular and everyone’s doing it, but this was like ten years ago and I can’t really say it’s connected to Body Riddle exactly, but it feels like a companion piece of sorts. For example that ‘Boiler The Wick’ track has a very similar energy to ‘Re-Scar Kiln’ and it feels like it could be from the same world.

            The Throttle Furniture EP was 2005, and some of those tracks could have gone on Body Riddle but they would have took it in a more clubby direction, so it felt good to put a fence around them and just use those for live shows. Around the time of the Body Riddle live shows I was playing those tracks out a lot in various forms. So tracks like ‘Urgent Jel Hack’ were written before Body Riddle was finished, that was me getting into Valve and Dillinja and loving that stuff as well.

            The more beatless, reflective pieces that are included connect to my recent album on Deutsche Grammophon, and also other ambient pieces I’ve done for Warp, they’ve been peppered throughout my back catalogue. ‘Sparrow Arc Tall’ is like a cousin of ’Springtime Epigram’ or ‘Dew On The Mouth’, it’s that vibe of something captured on 4-track and rendered in a session. So they all feel connected to that family of pieces, and it’s nice giving people ten more tracks after however many years.”

            In conclusion, looking back on Body Riddle with 16 years of hindsight, Clark reflects: “I feel really good about it, it’s interesting hearing it again. It seems to be an album that meant a lot to some people and be a significant record, but for me it is just another album of mine.

            It is a bit of a blueprint for how things have gone with my music since then, because it’s just so dynamic and all over the place and messy, but intentional, and the mess feels deliberate and the accidents feel illuminating and exciting, and that’s a spirit that I think I always want to capture in music. You know when you hear music that is less than the sum of its parts, and it should work because everything’s tidy and in its place but something doesn’t work? I think I always aspire to make music that’s more than the sum of its parts, that shouldn’t really work but it does, and that’s such a magical quality. I don’t know whether the record has that or not, but the album is certainly the result of trying to be like that, all of these diverse styles sitting alongside each other but the overall album makes it coherent.

            I’ve always tried to write albums rather than tracks for streaming services. I’m always going to be an album artist whether the form’s alive or only loved by a hundred people on the planet, for me it’s still the ultimate form of expression. An album’s a perfect length of time, it’s like a short story, you can do it in a sitting and it’s not too much. With an album you can just go for a walk and have it in your headphones, and Body Riddle is that classic ‘go for a walk and listen to an album in one go’ kind of record. It’s not trying to be a club record, it’s pure listening music.”

            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Herr Bar
            A2. Frau Wav
            A3. Springtime Epigram
            B1. Herzog
            B2. Ted
            B3. Roulette Thrift Run
            C1. Vengeance Drools
            C2. Dew On The Mouth
            C3. Matthew Unburdened
            D1. Night Knuckles
            D2. The Autumnal Crush

            Clark

            05-10

              A unique collection put together by Clark of new tracks, unreleased music and sought after fan rarities.

              Mastered from the original tapes.

              C2 is a previously unheard improvisation with Broadcast.

              TRACK LISTING

              A1. Frau Wav (Brief Fling)
              A2. Re-scar Kiln
              A3. Urgent Jell Hack
              B1. Dead Shark Eyes
              B2. Boiler The Wick
              B3. Dusk Raid
              C1. Roller The Wick
              C2. Herr Bar (Improv)
              C3. Observe Harvest
              D1. Sparrow Arc Tall
              D2. Dusk Swells
              D3. Autumn Linn 

              Clark

              Body Double

                Double CD featuring a remastered edition of Clark's 2006 album Body Riddle alongside the companion LP 05-10.

                Mastered from the original tapes.

                Includes previously unheard improvisation with Broadcast (Disc 2 track 8).

                TRACK LISTING

                Disc 1 - Body Riddle
                01 Herr Bar
                02 Frau Wav
                03 Springtime Epigram
                04 Herzog
                05 Ted
                06 Roulette Thrift Run
                07 Vengeance Drools
                08 Dew On The Mouth
                09 Matthew Unburdened
                10 Night Knuckles
                11 The Autumnal Crush

                Disc 2 - 05-10
                01 Frau Wav (Brief Fling)
                02 Re-Scar Kiln
                03 Urgent Jell Hack
                04 Dead Shark Eyes
                05 Boiler The Wick
                06 Dusk Raid
                07 Roller The Wick
                08 Herr Barr (Improv)
                09 Observe Harvest
                10 Sparrow Arc Tall
                11 Dusk Swells
                12 Autumn Linn

                Hudson Mohawke

                Cry Sugar

                  Hudson Mohawke’s third album, ‘Cry Sugar’, deepens his practice of producing motivational music for club goers - uplifting the debauchery and inspiring many through his own brand of anthemic maximalism.

                  Trading in his lineage in dark UK back alleys filled with Glaswegian antipathy for studio sessions with blazed Pavarotti-inspired tenors and drunk string quartets, Mohawke has dialled in an ongoing fascination with melding high and low culture. Afterall, he is indeed the architect for the high peaks of high-definition trap production that became embellished in the 2010s - a style that has been appropriated in everything from beer can-littered college parties to Arby’s commercials.

                  American decadence, then, becomes a stage forhis music to thrive - where the DJ booth becomes a composer’s podium for him to conduct the tense drama between debauchery and apocalypse, the ‘mise-en-scene’ of club culture in 2022.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Matt says: Technicoloured, wide-screen bass and synth luminary Hudson Mohawke returns with more of his 5D, extra-fidelity sonic explosions. Taking cues off everything from opera to trap, there's few that push the envelope in such grandiose ways.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1. Ingle Nook
                  A2. Intentions
                  A3. Expo
                  A4. Behold
                  A5. Bicstan
                  A6. Stump
                  B1. Dance Forever
                  B2. Bow
                  B3. Is It Supposed
                  B4. Lonely Days
                  C1. Redeem
                  C2. Rain Shadow
                  C3. KPIPE
                  C4. 3 Sheets To The Wind
                  C5. Some Buzz
                  D1. Tincture
                  D2. Nork 69
                  D3. Come A Little Closer
                  D4. Ingle Nook Slumber

                  Wu-Lu

                  LOGGERHEAD

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

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

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

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: Loggerhead is a gigantic, sprawling suite of fiery anthems and fragmented instrumental heft, its hip-hop influence is strong but lurches between dark instrumental weirdness and avant rock a-la Anticon Records, it's a wonderfully dynamic and wildly inventive behemoth.

                    TRACK LISTING

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

                    !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

                    Let It Be Blue

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

                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                      TRACK LISTING

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

                      Nightmares On Wax

                      Remixed! To Freedom

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

                        TRACK LISTING

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

                        Broadcast

                        Mother Is The Milky Way

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

                          STAFF COMMENTS

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

                          TRACK LISTING

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

                          Broadcast

                          Maida Vale Sessions

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

                             

                            STAFF COMMENTS

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

                            TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

                            Broadcast

                            Microtronics - Volumes 1 & 2

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

                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                              TRACK LISTING

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

                              Autechre

                              LP5 - 2021 Reissue

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

                                Limited repress - don't sleep!



                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                Autechre

                                Chiastic Slide - 2021 Reissue

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

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




                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                Nightmares On Wax

                                Shout Out! To Freedom....

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

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


                                TRACK LISTING

                                Tracklist CD :

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

                                Tracklist LP’s :

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

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

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

                                1 Isolated
                                2 Trillion
                                3 Up To Us

                                Yves Tumor

                                The Asymptotical World EP

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

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

                                STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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


                                STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                Grizzly Bear

                                Yellow House (15th Anniversary Re-issue)

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

                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                  Nala Sinephro

                                  Space 1.8

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

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

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

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

                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                    Bibio

                                    Vidiconia (RSD21 EDITION)

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

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


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

                                      Seefeel

                                      Succour - 2021 Reissue

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

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

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

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


                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                      Seefeel

                                      (Ch-Vox) Redux - 2021 Reissue

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

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

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


                                      TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                      C2. E-hix 4
                                      C3. Evio

                                      D2. E-hix 3
                                      D3. Ashime 

                                      Seefeel

                                      St / Fr / Sp - 2021 Reissue

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

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


                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      A1. Starethrough
                                      A2. Air Eyes

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

                                      C1. Fracture (EP Version)
                                      C2. Tied

                                      D2. Starethrough (Transition Mix) 

                                      Seefeel

                                      Rupt & Flex

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

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


                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                        Disc 3: (Ch-Vox) Redux

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

                                        Disc 2: Succour+

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

                                        Disc 4: St / Fr / Sp

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

                                        Hudson Mohawke

                                        Hudson's Heeters Vol. 1

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


                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                        Brian Eno 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

                                          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).

                                            Bibio

                                            Hand Cranked - Vinyl Reissue

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

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

                                              TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                              Autechre

                                              Sign

                                                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

                                                Darkstar

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

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

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

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

                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                  Darkstar

                                                  Civic Jams

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

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

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

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

                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                                    Yves Tumor

                                                    Heaven To A Tortured Mind

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

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

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

                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                      TNGHT

                                                      II

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

                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                        Plaid

                                                        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

                                                                  Bibio

                                                                  WXAXRXP Session

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

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

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


                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

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


                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

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

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


                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Mono Chroma (2013)

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

                                                                    Poly Chroma (2016)

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

                                                                    !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

                                                                    Wallop

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

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


                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                      Yves Tumor

                                                                      Safe In The Hands Of Love

                                                                        Following on from 2016's superb 'Serpent Music' on label extraordinaire, PAN, Yves Tumor follows up by moving to Warp for the brilliant new LP, 'Safe In The Hands Of Love'. 

                                                                        From the throbbing sidechained electronics and fragmented vocal accentuations of 'Economy Of Freedom' it becomes clear that we're in for something pretty special. Equally obtuse and euphoric, fragments of sound are smeared liberally across a detritus-riddled backdrop of throbbing bass and static crackling before lurching into a beautiful and eerie redux. 

                                                                        This sort of dystopian noise is riddled throughout, but liberally freckled with moments of cohesive and frankly mindlblowing songwriting. 'Noid' for example, is based upon a clattering percussive loop and driving bass (Mr. Tumor really loves that bass synth), but encompasses aspects of hip-hop and soul to boot, vocals rhythmically bobbing in and out of the stereo field, lending a momentous urgency to proceedings before the swooning yang to the former's yin, employing similar vocal phrasing but swapping about the clattering instrumental maelstrom for a sleazy, warped lounge turn. 

                                                                        There are moments of divine clarity scattered throughout the whole LP, balancing the sometimes overwhelming cascade of noise and malaise, but it's these moments that make the comparitive unease so satisying, lending moments of calm to an otherwise claustrophobic affair. Perfeclty balanced spine-tingling melodies are teased out of the decay, fittingly warped and then put to work alongside the dystopian foreground. As ever, a stunningly written and perfectly balanced juxtaposition of chaos and peace. 


                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Barry says: Yves Tumor smashes it out of the park once again for this shuddering, post-apocalyptic suite of scattered melodies, broken rhythms and oppressive atmospheres, punctuated with moments of deserved beauty and blessed resolution. Killer.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Faith In Nothing Except In Salvation
                                                                        2. Economy Of Freedom
                                                                        3. Honesty
                                                                        4. Noid
                                                                        5. Licking An Orchid Ft. James K
                                                                        6. Lifetime
                                                                        7. Hope In Suffering (Escaping Oblivion & Overcoming Powerlessness ) Ft. Oxhy, Puce Mary
                                                                        8. Recognizing The Enemy
                                                                        9. All The Love We Have Now
                                                                        10. Let The Lioness In You Flow Freely

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

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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


                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                        Autechre

                                                                        NTS Sessions (Session 4)

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

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

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


                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                          Autechre

                                                                          NTS Sessions (Session 3)

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

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

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

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                            Autechre

                                                                            NTS Sessions (Session 2)

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

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

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

                                                                              Autechre

                                                                              NTS Sessions (Session 1)

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

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

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

                                                                                Mount Kimbie

                                                                                Love What Survives - Remixes Part 2

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

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

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

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


                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                  Mount Kimbie

                                                                                  Love What Survives - Remixes Part 1

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

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


                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

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

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

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                    Bibio

                                                                                    Phantom Brickworks

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

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

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

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                      From Mount Kimbie:

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                      Oneohtrix Point Never

                                                                                      Good Time - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                      Clark

                                                                                      Death Peak

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

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


                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                        Shobaleader One

                                                                                        Elektrac

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                          Children Of Alice

                                                                                          Children Of Alice

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

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

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

                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                            Autechre

                                                                                            Amber

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                              Autechre

                                                                                              Incunabula

                                                                                                Incunabula was in many ways a turning point for electronic music, full of housey chords and classic techno drums but woven together in a way that only Autechre could. After the inauspicious beginnings of the bizzarely titled 'Kalpol Introl', 'Bike' is a whimsical and throbbing tech-house number, full of dynamic analogue sweeps and dusty phasing, paddling arps taking the lead role for most of the piece beforebeing driven along by a shuffling 909-hats and smooth kicks. 

                                                                                                Fast-forward to 'Autriche' and there is a slightly lighter ambient number, comparable to the more off-piste moments of their lauded second album, before launching into the glitched footwork-esque truncated snare hits of 'Basscadet' ; ducked percussive slaps and snarling basses click and bounce into a rhythmic agreement, if not in complete harmony, at least fighting together in some sort of gritted-teeth cease-fire. 

                                                                                                There is more than a glimmering of Autechre's later trademark sound on build-fall-build numbers like 'Doctrine', moving elements into the mix before fading out into a smoking pile, destroyed and fastidiously rebuilt. 

                                                                                                Though this was but a start for Autechre, it came to define the sound that so many loved ; crackling and devastating electronic passages interspersed with moments of shining musical lucidity. Often emulated, but rarely bettered. 

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Barry says: It's the sound of a generation this, dancing along in their wacky footwear and lovely warm hoods in some sort of dystopian shed/warehouse affair. Glitched out rhythms and shining slivers of light drop into tribal breakdowns and snappy snares. Triumphant and formative futuristic space dance.

                                                                                                Danny Brown

                                                                                                Atrocity Exhibition

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

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                  Mark Pritchard / Bibio / Clark

                                                                                                  A Badman Sound / Heath Town / Inf Inf Inf Inf

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                    2016 is an exciting year for all three artists:

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                    Limited to 500 copies.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                    Battles

                                                                                                    Gloss Drop

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

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

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

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Town Crier
                                                                                                      Ally
                                                                                                      Tan
                                                                                                      Crumb

                                                                                                      Kelela

                                                                                                      Hallucinogen

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                        Darkstar

                                                                                                        Foam Island - Bonus Disc Edition

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                          Battles

                                                                                                          La Di Da Di

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

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

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

                                                                                                            Broadcast

                                                                                                            The Noise Made By People

                                                                                                            Vinyl re-press of debut album from Broadcast, originally released on Warp in 2000.

                                                                                                            "After being mired in the studio for nearly three years, Broadcast returned with their first proper full-length album, The Noise Made by People, a collection of more shimmering, weightless pop that is nostalgic for yesterday's visions of the future but remains on the cutting edge of contemporary music. Where their early singles (collected on 1997's Work and Non-Work) painted small, quaint portraits of their retro-futurism, The Noise Made by People delivers their sound in widescreen, filmic grandeur. Richly layered yet airy pieces like the album bookends, "Long Was the Year" and "Dead the Long Year," seamlessly blend symphonic, electronic, and pop elements into smoky, evocative epics, while synth-based interludes such as "Minus One" and "The Tower of Our Tuning" present Broadcast's more detached, scientific side. Likewise, Trish Keenan's air-conditioned vocals sometime suggest a robotized Sandie Shaw or Cilla Black, but her humanity peeks out on "Come on Let's Go" and "Papercuts." "Echo's Answer" and "Until Then" are two of the other highlights from the album, which despite all of its chilly unearthliness, is a noise made by (very talented) people." - All Music.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            A1 Long Was The Year
                                                                                                            A2 Unchanging Window
                                                                                                            A3 Minus One
                                                                                                            A4 Come On Let's Go
                                                                                                            A5 Echo's Answer
                                                                                                            A6 Tower Of Our Tuning
                                                                                                            B1 Papercuts
                                                                                                            B2 You Can Fall
                                                                                                            B3 Look Outside
                                                                                                            B4 Until Then
                                                                                                            B5 City In Progress
                                                                                                            B6 Dead The Long Year

                                                                                                            Broadcast

                                                                                                            Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The New Age

                                                                                                            Vinyl re-press of 2009 collaboration between Broadcast and their longtime sleeve designer Julian House (also co-founder of the Ghost Box label) to create a unique mini-album pulling in both collaborators' unique sense of melody and love of library music and film scores.

                                                                                                            From their beginnings in Birmingham in 1995, Broadcast's aesthetic has remained a combination of their love for film, library music and electronics with psych-pop colour – a style which has gained them an enthusiastic fanbase including musicians such as Flying Lotus, Tim Gane from Stereolab, Grizzly Bear, Atlas Sound and DangerMouse. Long time friend of the band and renowned artwork designer Julian House (aka The Focus Group) is co-founder of the Ghost Box label, which in the last few years has birthed a cult of its own with releases reflecting its creators' obsessions with library music, English folklore and the eerie feel of vintage programmes for schools and colleges. His music as The Focus Group offers some of the most enchanting distillations of all the above, instantly complementing Broadcast's own long-standing aesthetic. As well as being a long-term visual collaborator with the band, House has provided visuals and artwork for Stereolab amongst many others.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            A1 Intro / Magnetic Tales
                                                                                                            A2 The Be Colony
                                                                                                            A3 How Do You Get Along Sir?
                                                                                                            A4 Will You Read Me.
                                                                                                            A5 Reception / Group Therapy
                                                                                                            A6 A Quiet Moment
                                                                                                            A7 I See, So I See So
                                                                                                            A8 You Must Wake
                                                                                                            A9 One Million Years Ago
                                                                                                            A10 A Seancing Song
                                                                                                            A11 Mr Beard, You Chatterbox
                                                                                                            A12 Drug Party
                                                                                                            A13 Libra, The Mirror's Minor Self
                                                                                                            A14 Love's Long Listen-In
                                                                                                            B1 We Are After All Here
                                                                                                            B2 A Medium's High
                                                                                                            B3 Ritual / Looking In
                                                                                                            B4 Make My Sleep His Song
                                                                                                            B5 Royal Chant
                                                                                                            B6 What I Saw
                                                                                                            B7 Let It Begin / Oh Joy
                                                                                                            B8 Round And Round And Round
                                                                                                            B9 The Be Colony / Dashing Home / What On Earth Took You?

                                                                                                            Broadcast

                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                            Nightmares On Wax

                                                                                                            Car Boot Soul

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

                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                            Nightmares On Wax

                                                                                                            A Word Of Science

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

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

                                                                                                              Flying Lotus

                                                                                                              You're Dead!

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

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

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


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

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


                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                Simon Pyke

                                                                                                                Universal Everything & You - Picture Disc Edition

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                Limited to 100 copies, exclusively available to independent retailers.

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                Nightmares On Wax

                                                                                                                Feelin' Good

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                  Jackson And His Computerband

                                                                                                                  Glow

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

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

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


                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                  Mount Kimbie

                                                                                                                  Cold Spring Fault Less Youth

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

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

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


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

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

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


                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                    Rustie

                                                                                                                    Ultra Thizz / Dreamzz

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

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

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


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

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

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

                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                      Darkstar

                                                                                                                      News From Nowhere

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

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

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

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                        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".

                                                                                                                          Aphex Twin

                                                                                                                          I Care Because You Do

                                                                                                                            With recordings made between 1990 and 1995, "I Care Because You Do" brings together another fine collection of Cornish electronic experiments, including the single "Ventolin", and features a scary Richard D James distorted 'devil face' sleeve.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            Acrid Avid Jam Shred
                                                                                                                            The Waxen Pith
                                                                                                                            Wax The Nip
                                                                                                                            Icct Hedral (Edit)
                                                                                                                            Ventolin (Video Version)
                                                                                                                            Come On You Slags!
                                                                                                                            Start As You Mean To Go On
                                                                                                                            Wet Tip Hen Ax
                                                                                                                            Mookid
                                                                                                                            Alberto Balsalm
                                                                                                                            Cow Cud Is A Twin
                                                                                                                            Next Heap With

                                                                                                                            Brian Eno

                                                                                                                            Lux

                                                                                                                              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.

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

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

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

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


                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                CANT

                                                                                                                                Dreams Come True

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

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



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

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

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



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