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Kwes.

Rye Lane (Original Score)

    Kwesi Sey, known as kwes. is a producer, composer and artist who has worked with the likes of Solange, Loyle Carner, Sampha, Tirzah, Damon Albarn, Kelela, Nubya Garcia, Hudson Mohawke, NAO, Selah Sue, Lil Silva and more. Following from his score for short documentary ‘Little Miss Sumo’ (Netflix) Kwes scored his first feature film Rye Lane (d. Raine Allen Miller) produced by BBC, BFI and distributed by Fox Searchlight. The film premiered at Sundance 2023 to glowing reviews.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Intro / Toilet
    A2. Mouths
    A3. Nathan Armstrong / Dom Buys Photo
    A4. Traffic Lights (Part 1 & 2)
    A5. Yas & Dom / Seesaw
    A6. Dom's Flashback / Spilt Popcorn
    A7. Sweet Thing
    A8. Chemistry / Happy Dom
    A9. Rollerblades (Rye Lane Version)
    A10. Brockwell Park (Walled Garden)
    A11. I Haven't Decided Yet / Skyline From Brockwell
    A12. Yas' Flashback / Basic / Spilt Hummus
    A13. Mischief (Part 1 & 2)
    B1. BBQ Raid / What Have You Done? / Panic
    B2. Smooch / Moped
    B3. Jules Raid
    B4. Argue
    B5. Reminiscing
    B6. Fallout
    B7. LGOYH (Let Go Of Your Hurt) Feat. Sampha & Tirzah
    B8. Moving Forward (Original Percussion Mix)
    B9. Wave At Boats
    B10. Open Up (Credits Version) Feat. Sampha & Tirzah

    Evian Christ

    Revanchist

      Evian Christ (b. Joshua Leary) is an Ellesmere Portbased musician, producer and music programmer signed to WARP and DONDA/Sony ATV Publishing. Initially finding recognition for his production contributions to Billboard-topping albums by Kanye West and Travis Scott, and subsequently as the founder of the enduringly influential TranceParty event series, Christ’s recent years have seen him lead an idiosyncratic range of projects that enquire into the legacy of Trance in contemporary cultural life. Revanchist (2023) is the long-awaited debut album by Evian Christ, scheduled for release by WARP on 20th October 2023. The eight-track record explores the latent potential in Trance to evoke, beyond Euphoria, the fullest feeling of the Sublime.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. On Embers
      2. Yxguden (feat. Bladee)
      3. The Beach
      4. Nobody Else
      5. Silence
      6. Xkyrgios
      7. With Me (feat. Merely)
      8. Run Boys Run

      Slauson Malone 1

      EXCELSIOR

        Based in Los Angeles, Slauson Malone 1 is the musical project and performance piece of artist Jasper Marsalis. Following two critically acclaimed prior releases - 2019’s A Quiet Farwell, 2016-2018 (Crater Speak) and 2020’s Vergangenheitsbewältigung (Crater Speak) - Marsalis returns with EXCELSIOR, his 18 track debut album with Warp Records.

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. The Weather
        A2. House Music
        A3. Undercommons
        A4. Olde Joy
        A5. New Joy
        A6. Arms, Armor
        A7. Fission For Drums, Piano And Voice
        A8. Love Letter Zzz
        A9. Half-Life

        B1. The Great Wedge
        B2. I Hear A New World
        B3. No! (Geiger Dub)
        B4. Destroyer X
        B5. Voyager
        B6. Divider
        B7. Challenger
        B8. Decades, Castle Romeo
        B9. Us (Tower Of Love)

        Oneohtrix Point Never

        Again

          Daniel Lopatin is a Brooklyn-based musician, composer, and Mercury Prize nominated producer who records and performs as Oneohtrix Point Never. "Again" is his tenth album and is released via Warp Records.

          The artwork features an original sculpture by Matias Falkbakken, conceptualized in concert with Lopatin and photographed by Vegard Kleven. Design and packaging was developed by Memory, a newly formed collaboration between Lopatin and Online Ceramics (Elijah Funk & Alix Ross).



          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: Daniel Lopatin is always innovating, from his hugely memorable scores for Uncut Gems or Good Time, but for me it's Lopatin's work as Oneohtrix Point never that shines with all that he has to offer. Bright moments shine through the deep, meticulously crafted electronic hiss and rich audio bath. Classic OPN

          TRACK LISTING

          01. Elseware
          02. Again
          03. World Outside
          04. Krumville
          05. Locrian Midwest
          06. Plastic Antique
          07. Gray Subviolet
          08. The Body Trail
          09. Nightmare Paint
          10. Memories Of Music
          11. On An Axis
          12. Ubiquity Road
          13. A Barely Lit Path

          Bibio

          Sunbursting EP

            Following on from a milestone 10th album and a string of reissues from earlier in his musical journey that dropped throughout the year, Bibio maintains the tradition of complementing each album with an EP. Enter the ‘Sunbursting EP’, which exists within the same musical realm as BIB10 whilst also delving into fresh concepts and sounds. Drawing inspiration from Brazilian and yacht rock influences, a diverse array of instruments intertwine with contributions from a number of collaborators including Olivier St. Louis, Óskar Guðjónsson, Dorian Concept and more. One for the endless summer.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Sorry (Won’t Cut It) Feat. Olivier St Louis
            2. Shine A Light On Your Mirror
            3. A Matter Of Fact
            4. Rosewoods
            5. All Of The Above
            6. Clay Dots
            7. Sunbursting Feat. Óskar Guðjónsson

            The Black Dog

            Spanners - 2023 Reissue

              Originally released in 1995, Spanners is the second album from The Black Dog and their first for Warp Records. In 2017 it was selected by Pitchfork as one of 'The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time'.
              This reissue is the first time the vinyl has been available since its original pressing in 1995.

              TRACK LISTING

              A1. Raxmus
              A2. Bolt1
              A3. Barbola Work
              A4. Bolt2
              A5. Psil-cosyin

              B1. Chase The Manhattan
              B2. Bolt3
              B3. Tahr
              B4. Bolt4
              B5. Further Harm

              C1. Nommo
              C2. Bolt5
              C3. Pot Noddle
              C4. Bolt6
              C5. End Of Time

              D1. Utopian Dream
              D2. Bolt7
              D3. Frisbee Skip
              D4. Chesh

              Black Dog Productions

              Bytes - 2023 Reissue

                The third album in the Artificial Intelligence series, Bytes was originally released in 1993, with this repress marking the 30th anniversary.

                Bytes was a another landmark for electronica (or 'intelligent techno' as we called it back then!). Produced by Plaid's Andy Turner and Ed Handley (the LP also has tracks under their name) with Ken Downie the LP takes in elaborate beat structures and time signatures, overlaid with melodic textures.




                TRACK LISTING

                A1. Plaid - Object Orient
                A2. Close Up Over - Caz
                A3. Xeper - Carceres Ex Novum
                B1. Atypic - Focus Mel
                B2. Close Up Over - Olivine
                B3. I.A.O - Clan (Mongol Hordes)
                C1. Plaid - Yamemm
                C2. Discordian Popes - Fight The Hits
                C3. Balil - Merck
                D1. Close Up Over - Jauqq
                D2. Balil - 3/4 Heart

                Aphex Twin

                Blackbox Life Recorder 21f / In A Room7 F60

                  The first new music from Aphex Twin in five years. A titan of electronica, ambient, acid, and well, leftfield machine music in general; Richard D James has consistently stayed both illusively out of step yet painfully ahead of pack when it comes to trends in electronic music. A producer who's mere name sparks excitement into otherwise reclusive electro-nerds; his across-the-board appeal has united clans in aircraft hangers, muddy fields, pitch back nightclubs and art galleries for nearly three decades and if this new 12" is anything to go by, he's still the vanguard of electronic music and the benchmark against which others are judged. 

                  "Blackbox Life Recorder 21f" gets us underway with suitably solumn synth parts dancing between rapid fire AFX-patented drums with a dizzying dexterity. Their drizzly mood reflecting the global dismay as we watch the elite plunder the world's resources whilst the rest suffer. As you'd expect James introduces new methods of drum destrucution and programming that sound deliciously fresh and intricate. "Zin2 Test5" sees more dystopian atmospheres propelled by swung, skitty breakbeats and suspended on taut synthlines and static bass plumes. 

                  "In A Room7 F760" is a masterclass of breakbeat manipulation and contemporary synthesis - perfectly balancing melancholy, tension and drama into an effortless tapestry quite unlike anything else the producer has previously constructed. Finally, "Blackbox Life Recorder 22 [Parallax Mix]" is a moody, almost-club track with possibly the straightest arrangement out of the four. Drifting atmospheres, space-age strings and rounded bass punctuated skillfully by a vintage electro drum palette. Delicate, poised, beautifully composed - like a classic oil painting. He's not lost any of the allure and charm; another beauty from the Cornish acid king! 

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Matt says: Dressed in a suitably modernist jacket; the new 12" by Aphex Twin doesn't disappoint. Poignantly melancholic and hi-tech; Richard D James uses machines to perfectly convey the emotion of our tense, uncertain, semi-artificial lives better than any organic / human source available.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Blackbox Life Recorder 21f
                  2. Zin2 Test5
                  3. In A Room7 F760
                  4. Blackbox Life Recorder 22 [Parallax Mix]

                  Daniel Rossen

                  Live In Pioneertown & Santa Fe

                    Singer songwriter Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear) embarked on a unique and intimate tour in support of his critically acclaimed 2022 release, ‘You Belong There’. He took to the road solo, with no crew or fancy equipment. Armed with just a few acoustic guitars and a small amp packed into his car, he embraced the simplicity and rawness of his performances.

                    This live album follows the highly acclaimed A24 film score for ‘Past Lives’, composed by Rossen and Grizzly Bear bandmate Christopher Bear.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Unpeopled Space
                    Silent Song
                    Shadow In The Frame
                    Golden Mile
                    Repeat The Pattern
                    Made To Rise
                    Phantom Other
                    Kathleen
                    Return To Form
                    It's A Passage
                    Saint Nothing
                    Kentucky Waltz

                    Kassa Overall

                    Animals

                      Kassa Overall is a Grammy-nominated musician, emcee, singer, producer and drummer who melds avant-garde experimentation with hip-hop production techniques to tilt the nexus of jazz and rap in unmapped directions.

                      On ANIMALS, his kaleidoscopic Warp Records debut, Kassa engages with themes of race and mental illness and pushes his subversive vision further with an allstar roster of collaborators including Danny Brown, Wiki, Lil B, Shabazz Palaces, Nick Hakim, Laura Mvula, Theo Croker and more.

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Barry says: Kassa's debut for Warp Records draws a rare path between modern jazz and classic R&B, moving deftly from sleazy nu-lounge grooves to clattering percussive breaks and wonky minimalistic pop.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. No Camera
                      2. Anxious Anthony (feat. Anthony Ware)
                      3. Ready To Ball
                      4. Clock Ticking (feat. Danny Brown & Wiki)
                      5. Still Ain’t Find Me (feat. Tomoki Sanders, BendjiAllonce, Mike King & Ian Fink)
                      6. Make My Way Back Home (feat. Nick Hakim &Theo Croker)
                      7. The Lava Is Calm (feat. Theo Croker)
                      8. No It Ain’t (feat. Andrae Murchison)
                      9. So Happy (feat. LauraMvula & Francis And The Lights)
                      10. It’s Animals
                      11. Maybe We Can Stay (feat. J. Hoard)
                      12. The Score Was Made (feat. Vijay Iyer)
                      13. Going Up (feat. Lil B, Shabazz Palaces & Francis And The Lights)

                      Bibio

                      Vignetting The Compost - 2023 Reissue

                        ”‘Vignetting The Compost’ partly draws on a theme of the endless cycle of life and death, of growth and decay and how the two are dependant on each other […] This album also explores the processes of pain, loss, suffering and healing, with an optimistic hopeful tone growing over the lamentation like ivy on a gravestone. I’ve always been fascinated with the quality of the imagination and dreams, how edges are unfinished and indefinite, unlike the boundaries of a cinema screen. In dreams, forms and details can seem vivid yet vague, impressionistic, powerful yet difficult to recall. These were the qualities and aesthetics that I focussed on with this album, including intertwining musical ‘vignettes’ amongst the more structured tracks.” – Bibio

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. Flesh Rots, Pip Sown
                        A2. Mr. & Mrs. Compost
                        A3. Everglad Everglade
                        A4. Dopplerton
                        B1. Great Are The Piths
                        B2. Odd Paws
                        B3. Under The Pier
                        B4. Weekend Wildfire
                        C1. The Clothesline And The Silver Birch
                        C2. Torn Under The Window Light
                        C3. The Ephemeral Bluebell
                        C4. Over The Far And Hills Away
                        D1. Amongst The Bark And Fungus
                        D2. Top Soil
                        D3. Thatched
                        D4. The Garden Shelter

                        Bibio

                        Ovals & Emeralds - 2023 Reissue

                          “’Ovals & Emeralds’ explores particular themes that I found haunting as a child: outdated ornate Victorian design, dolls and clowns, automatons, wind up toys, fairgrounds and circuses. The goal was to evoke these themes through manipulation of my own instrumentation, rather than directly sampling fairground organs etc. Although there are some more playful moments on the EP, the dreamlike qualities often take the form of feverish nightmares, dizzying and disorientating with a dose of paranoia.” - Bibio

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A1. Oval Emerald Vertigo
                          A2. The Death Of A Trapeze Artist
                          A3. Carosello Ellitico
                          B1. Six String Marenghi
                          B2. Polycoulrophon
                          B3. Segee And The Indian

                          James Ellis Ford

                          The Hum

                            James Ellis Ford has been hidden in plain sight for his entire two-decade-long career. The composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter has worked with some of the biggest names in music, from Arctic Monkeys to Depeche Mode via Foals, Gorillaz and Kylie Minogue and as part of Simian Mobile Disco and The Last Shadow Puppets’ touring band. 

                            This year he takes centre stage with a bewitching debut solo album, ‘The Hum’. It is as much a homage to the tender and eccentric English pop music of Brian Eno and Robert Wyatt as it is love letter to his wife and son’s Palestinian roots; as much exploration of the pastoral verve of Canterbury prog as it is informed by the dynamics of modern hip-hop production; as much a madcap Radiophonic voyage into the cosmic unknown peppered with Can-like grooves. With ‘The Hum’, James Ellis Ford has finally come out of hiding.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            01. Tape Loop #7
                            02. Pillow Village
                            03. I Never Wanted Anything
                            04. Squeaky Wheel
                            05. The Yips
                            06. Golden Hour
                            07. The Hum
                            08. Caterpillar
                            09. Emptiness
                            10. Closing Time

                            Yves Tumor

                            Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)

                              Yves Tumor’s highly anticipated follow-up to ‘Heaven To A Tortured Mind’. Produced by Noah Goldstein (Frank Ocean / Rosalía / FKA Twigs / Rihanna / My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy).

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Barry says: Never one to go with expectations, Yves Tumor has moved from jagged electronics and woozy lo-fi hip-hop to a strikingly modern, wildly inventive mash-up of classic rock, soul and noise that's just on the right side of unfathomable. Their constant musical evolution is both baffling and thoroughly enjoyable.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              01. God Is A Circle
                              02. Lovely Sewer
                              03. Meteora Blues
                              04. Interlude
                              05. Parody
                              06. Heaven Surrounds Us Like A Hood
                              07. Operator
                              08. In Spite Of War
                              09. Echolalia
                              10. Fear Evil Like Fire
                              11. Purified By The Fire
                              12. Ebony Eye 

                              Autechre

                              Draft 7.30 - 2023 Reissue

                                This, Autechre's seventh LP, probably won't see legions of new fans flocking their way, but is another essential installment for everyone who's followed their progress so far. Far more accessible than "Confield", this LP is sometimes subtle and atmospheric, while at other times rhythmically complex and abstract.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                A1 Xylin Room
                                A2 IV VV IV VV VIII
                                A3 6IE.CR
                                B1 TAPR
                                B2 SURRIPERE
                                C1 Theme Of Sudden Roundabout
                                C2 VL AL 5
                                C3 P.:NTIL
                                D1 V-PROC
                                D2 Reniform Puls

                                Autechre

                                Confield - 2023 Reissue

                                  The innovative elctronic duo's sixth LP for Warp. Strong selection of tracks that prove they can still out-Autechre their legions of imitators.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  A1 VI Scose Poise
                                  A2 Cfern
                                  B1 Pen Expers
                                  B2 Sim Gishel
                                  C1 Parhelic Triangle
                                  C2 Bine
                                  C3 Eidetic Casein
                                  D1 Uviol
                                  D2 Lentic Catachresis

                                  Various Artists

                                  Artificial Intelligence - 2022 Reissue

                                    Avaialble on vinyl  for the first time in 30 years, Artificial Intelligence includes rare early tracks by Aphex Twin (as The Dice Man), Autechre, Richie Hawtin (as UP!), B12 (as Musicology) and Alex Paterson (The Orb), the latter featuring co-production from Jimmy Cauty (The KLF).

                                    First release in Warp’s 1992 - 1994 Artificial Intelligence series that consisted of Artificial Intelligence, Surfing On Sine Waves by Polygon Window, Bytes by Black Dog Productions, Electro-Soma by B12, Dimension Intrusion by F.U.S.E., Ginger by Speedy J, Incunabula by Autechre, and Artificial Intelligence II.

                                    Original gatefold sleeve reconstructed by The Designers Republic. Album re-cut by Beau Thomas at Ten Eight Seven Mastering on classic black wax.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. The Dice Man - Polygon Window
                                    A2. Musicology - Telefone 529
                                    A3. Autechre - Crystal
                                    A4. I.A.O - The Clan
                                    A5. Speedy J - De-Orbit
                                    B1. Musicology - Premonition
                                    B2. UP! - Spiritual High
                                    B3. Autechre - The Egg
                                    B4. Dr Alex Paterson - Loving You Live 

                                    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.” 

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Barry says: Warp stalwarts Plaid return for a stunning selection of fractured breakbeats and swimming electronic wooze, from 90's influenced braindance heft to skittering airy ambient.

                                      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

                                      '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, 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,

                                      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. A statement we'd definitely agree with - an artist that's united our staff and customers over a near 20 year period. 


                                      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

                                                    Microtronics - Volumes 1 & 2

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

                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                      Broadcast

                                                      Mother Is The Milky Way

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

                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                        Broadcast

                                                        Maida Vale Sessions

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

                                                           

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

                                                          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

                                                            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

                                                                  (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).

                                                                        Battles

                                                                        Juice B Mixed

                                                                          Battles, New York City’s preeminent experimental rock duo, drop a slick 12” of remixes from DJ Dairy & DJ Orient (black midi), Delroy Edwards, Shed, and DJ Nigga Fox.  The release sees the aforementioned artists using an array of sounds from across the spectrum of Battles’ latest LP "Juice B Crypts", released late last year. In utilizing the wide array of sounds, the remixers have created work that is not singularly indebted to one song or another, rather inspired by the sonic world of the album and serving as an extension of it. The remixers have utilized this creative freedom to the fullest, delivering a collection of songs that occupy distinctly different spaces of the electronic music landscape while retaining a shared connectivity to the original work. 4 uniquely individual remixes, remixing one of the uniquely individual bands of the new millennium, tied together by experimental spirit and a shared musical perspective. 

                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          Matt says: One of Warp's highly celebrated acts of late hauls in an imperative who's who of electronic music talent. A hype-list rightly deserved of their cult statuses - not a single one disappoints.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. Stirling Bridge (DJ Dairy & DJ Orient (black Midi) Remix)
                                                                          A2. IZM (Shed Remix)
                                                                          B1. Juice B Crypts (Delroy Edwards Remix)
                                                                          B2. Carnaval Supremo (DJ Nigga Fox Remix)

                                                                          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

                                                                                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

                                                                                Bibio

                                                                                Sleep On The Wing

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

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

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

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

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                  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

                                                                                    Daniel Lopatin

                                                                                    Uncut Gems - OST

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

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                      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

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


                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

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

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


                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            Mono Chroma (2013)

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

                                                                                            Poly Chroma (2016)

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

                                                                                            !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

                                                                                            Wallop

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

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


                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                              Kelly Moran

                                                                                              Ultraviolet

                                                                                                Composer, producer, keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Kelly Moran made an early name for herself in New York collaborating with dance performance and composing for long-term John Cage collaborator Margaret Leng Tan. It was with the 2017 album "Bloodroot" that Kelly Moran began to reach wider attention.

                                                                                                "Bloodroot" made innovative use of piano and electroacoustic instruments, purpose-built by Moran herself and touched upon the many diverse musical styles from which she finds inspiration. It appeared in Albums of the Year lists in experimental (Rolling Stone), classical (New York Times) and metal (New York Observer) genres, reflecting this range. In 2018 she has been performing in prestigious venues around the world as part of Oneohtrix Point Never’s live Age Of tour ensemble.

                                                                                                Now, on her Warp Records debut Ultraviolet she continues to interpret these wealth of inspirations into a sound all her own and pulls off a nearly impossible feat: the annihilation of experimental music’s imposing, esoteric, über-academic status quo in the name of pure, unbridled intuition, of human joy.

                                                                                                'I was squatted down in the forest, listening to the sounds of the wind and the wildlife, and all the echoes surrounding me,' Moran recalls. 'I asked myself: How can I make music that feels like this: natural, connected, and effortless?'

                                                                                                Ultraviolet plays to a wide, arresting array of stylistic influences: dazzling inflections of jazz and dream pop, classical composition and black metal, darkness and light, encapsulated in a single, mystifying LP. 'By re-examining my process as an artist, I freed myself.'


                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Matt says: A truly enchanted LP from Kelly Moran, well timed for the dark evenings and magical Winter season. Like sitting in a moonlit pine forest in the dead of of crystal clear night.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                01. Autowave
                                                                                                02. Helix
                                                                                                03. Water Music
                                                                                                04. Nereid
                                                                                                05. In Parallel
                                                                                                06. Halogen
                                                                                                07. Radian

                                                                                                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

                                                                                                  Lorenzo Senni

                                                                                                  The Shape Of RemixXxes To Come

                                                                                                    Italian electronic artist and sound composer Lorenzo Senni releases a two track remix 12” for his essential trance-indebted classic ‘XAllegroX’, via Warp.

                                                                                                    Having founded the respected experimental label Presto!? and crafted some of the most unique dance music of the last decade, Lorenzo’s latest release showcases his sound reworked by Presto!? labelmates and friends; masked Detroit mainstay DJ Stingray and acclaimed German sound experimentalist Hecker.

                                                                                                    Originally released on Warp in September 2017, ‘XAllegroX / The Shape Of Trance To Come’ saw Lorenzo serve up two of his most distinctive deconstructions and augmentations of ‘90s trance archetypes, championed by Aphex Twin, Dixon, Pete Tong and Pitchfork.

                                                                                                    With each remixer revered in their own lane, the new 12” sees DJ Stingray (Tresor, Clone, Diagonal Records), turn in an ominous offering built to scald the biggest rooms and the sweatiest basements - stripping back the original with a blown out bassline darkening and disrupting the bright-lit synths that reach endlessly upwards. Whilst Florian Hecker (Editions Mego, PAN, Rephlex) subverts the euphoria by driving it to its inevitable melancholic endpoint, relentless repetition without resolve transfigures the sound into a skeletal remnant of its original state.

                                                                                                    ‘The Shape Of RemiXXXes To Come’ follows the release of Lorenzo and Francesco Fantini’s original score for Yuri Ancarani’s film ‘The Challenge’ about the lifestyles of the Qatari super-rich, released on Warp in March. The new club-ready edits also arrive in the middle of another busy period for Lorenzo - last month he headlined a sold out London show and he’ll be performing live at Sonar in Barcelona for their 25th anniversary.

                                                                                                    Oneohtrix Point Never

                                                                                                    Age Of

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

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

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                      Mount Kimbie

                                                                                                      Love What Survives - Remixes Part 2

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

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

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

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


                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                        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)

                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                            Autechre

                                                                                                            Amber

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                              Danny Brown

                                                                                                              Atrocity Exhibition

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

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                Patten

                                                                                                                ? (Psi)

                                                                                                                  Future-facing UK duo patten return with their third LP & second for Warp, an album of deconstructed club music with multiple strains of pop, post punk industrial and hi-tech electronics. The record is named with the Greek letter Ψ (pronounced Psi - a volatile symbol perfectly linked to their tripped out tracks), on the sleeve artwork, presented in an intensive state of growth or collapse. patten seek to evoke and explore the worlds of deep pre-linguistic emotion and experience in all they do; in audio, visuals and live performance.
                                                                                                                  As with each release from the group, Ψ marks a definitive shift in the patten project, expressed across many forms from the sleeve artwork to stage setup. Their mind-altering drive remains present, but retooled and sharpened in focus. Ψ sees patten transforming their freeze frame blur into high speed crystal clear emotive energy. “There were atmospheres, palettes and textures we were interested in looking at and distilling on Ψ - like the grinding city sounds of Industrial music, the bass weight of UK dance's Hardcore Continuum, the emotive drive of 80s Goth, the techy weirdness of current pop music like Rihanna, the sonics of modern club like Grime, Footwork and Techno. We wrote in a very open way, allowing these elements to naturally interact in what we were doing.” Historically, patten’s public identities have always been amorphous, referring in interviews to numerous members behind the scenes including early full band incarnations. Here ‘A’ and ‘D’ come to the forefront of the project. This line-up’s first public appearance was at Warp25 where they began a short run of shows testing AV setups with hyper-programmed lasers, smoked out venues, live processed guitar and vocals, LEDs and opulent projections. patten are translating innovative multi-sensory music through recordings, videos and onward into the live arena.


                                                                                                                  Gonjasufi

                                                                                                                  Callus

                                                                                                                    ‘Callus’ is Gonjasufi’s third album for Warp Records, the most challenging and raw recording of his career. Across nineteen tracks, created during the last five years and in three studios across two US states, Gonjasufi exposes the scars of a lifetime, digging beneath the surface coat of a callus to strike nerves and expose his reality.

                                                                                                                    If the earliest Gonjasufi records suggested obstacles to overcome, the scowling violin drone and electronically mangled vocals of ‘Poltergeist’ and colossal riff and crushing rhythm of ‘The Kill’ make it clear that he’s now facing them, without fear or hesitation.

                                                                                                                    During ‘Maniac Depressant’ he lashes out like some industrial warrior, his screams charging against gnarled guitar. Over the big, head-rattling beat of ‘The Conspiracy’ he rejects the complacence of unquestioned belief systems.


                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Your Maker
                                                                                                                    Maniac Depressant
                                                                                                                    Afrikan Spaceship
                                                                                                                    Carolyn Shadows
                                                                                                                    Ole Man Sufferah
                                                                                                                    Greasemonkey
                                                                                                                    The Kill
                                                                                                                    Prints Of Sin
                                                                                                                    Krishna Punk
                                                                                                                    Elephant Man
                                                                                                                    The Conspiracy
                                                                                                                    Poltergeist
                                                                                                                    Vinaigrette
                                                                                                                    Devils
                                                                                                                    Surfinfinity
                                                                                                                    When I Die
                                                                                                                    The Jinx
                                                                                                                    Shakin Parasites
                                                                                                                    Last Nightmare

                                                                                                                    The Aphex Twin 'Cheetah EP' uses digital sound generation techniques combined with wave sequencing technology to bring you sounds with movement and depth rarely found on records today.

                                                                                                                    To assure you that your 'Cheetah EP' will give you many years of enjoyment, please be sure to read the owners manual carefully before attempting to operate the 'Cheetah EP'.

                                                                                                                    If you wish to experiment and create some sounds of your own, first try editing some sounds we’ve already made for you, before attempting to create a patch from scratch.

                                                                                                                    We sincerely hope that having battled through the programming of the 'Cheetah EP', you have not become familiar with the exceptional potential of this record.

                                                                                                                    Have fun programming, and if you create any superb patches and tones which you feel deserve to be appreciated by other 'Cheetah EP' buyers, send a MIDI System Exclusive Dump of them, on a disc to us at Warp and if we also think they are superb, you could be rewarded for your efforts. Try us!

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. CHEETAHT2 [Ld Spectrum]
                                                                                                                    2. CHEETAHT7b
                                                                                                                    3. CHEETA1b Ms800
                                                                                                                    4. CHEETA2 Ms800
                                                                                                                    5. CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная Mix ]
                                                                                                                    6. CIRKLON 1

                                                                                                                    CD / Cassette Bonus Track:
                                                                                                                    7. 2X202-ST5

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                    Mark Pritchard / Bibio / Clark

                                                                                                                    A Badman Sound / Heath Town / Inf Inf Inf Inf

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                      2016 is an exciting year for all three artists:

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                      Limited to 500 copies.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                      Battles

                                                                                                                      Gloss Drop

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

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

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

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                        Battles

                                                                                                                        Mirrored

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

                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                          Clark

                                                                                                                          The Last Panthers

                                                                                                                            ‘The Last Panthers’ features music from and inspired by Clark’s mesmerising score for the Sky Atlantic crime thriller of the same name.

                                                                                                                            The six part series, co-produced by Warp Films (‘Southcliffe’, ‘71’, ‘Four Lions’, ‘This Is England’) and Haut et Court (‘The Returned’), stars Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim and John Hurt and was descibed by The Guardian as “bold, smart and seductive.”

                                                                                                                            Clark approached ‘The Last Panthers’ soundtrack with the same ethos as his artist releases; combining sounds of the natural world with clinical, machine enhanced production and an experimental, exploratory attitude. Here he breaks off from his mainline discography to deliver this stunning project, meticulously edited and expanded from the original score into a coherent listening experience.

                                                                                                                            This new release from Clark forms part of a burgeoning movement of contemporary artists working in the soundtrack and composition world, including Mica Levi, Mogwai, Jon Hopkins and Ólafur Arnalds.


                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                              Bibio

                                                                                                                              Fi - Warp Edition

                                                                                                                                Originally released in limited numbers on American imprint Mush in 2005, "Fi" introduced Stephen James Wilkinson's Bibio project to the wider world. Not only did this assured debut catch the ear of major influence Boards Of Canada, but it also won him plenty of fans at UK electronica bastion Warp, who've supported Bibio ever since. This reissue will certainly help fans join the dots between then and now, with ambient and folk still being his main crossover point, just as it was a decade ago. Highlights on here are the looped and layered banjo workout of "Bewley In White", the sombre acoustic expressions of "Puffer" or "Cantaloup" (the latter sounding like it was recorded on a broken tape machine and to interesting effect) and the creepy lo-fi ambience of "I'm Rewinding It".

                                                                                                                                “Fi is a special album for me because it still reminds me of those happy days of discovery, where I had very little in the way of equipment or music production knowledge, but somehow managed to find a sound I could call my own,” - Bibio

                                                                                                                                "Bibio is the antidote to the modern laptopia of pristine electronic music, curing us with majestic drones, gnarly disintegrating guitars and warbling tape loops filtered through your parent's broken 1970's hi-fi" - Marcus Eoin, Boards of Canada

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. Cherry Blossom Road
                                                                                                                                2. Bewley In White
                                                                                                                                3. Puffer
                                                                                                                                4. Cluster At CWM Einion
                                                                                                                                5. London Planes
                                                                                                                                6. It Was Willow
                                                                                                                                7. I'm Rewinding It...
                                                                                                                                8. Looking Through The Facets Of A Plastic Jewel
                                                                                                                                9. Wet Flakey Bark
                                                                                                                                10. Bewley In Grey
                                                                                                                                11. Teleidophonic Torch
                                                                                                                                12. Puddled In The Morning
                                                                                                                                13. At The Chase
                                                                                                                                14. Cantaloup Carousel
                                                                                                                                15 Lakeside
                                                                                                                                16 Bewley In Red
                                                                                                                                17 Poplar Avenue (Uncut)

                                                                                                                                Oneohtrix Point Never

                                                                                                                                Garden Of Delete

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                      AFX

                                                                                                                                      Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008

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


                                                                                                                                        Hudson Mohawke

                                                                                                                                        Lantern

                                                                                                                                          Ross Birchard has made the leap from beatmaker to genuine super-producer far more spectacularly than most. Drake, Lil Wayne, Bjork, Antony & The Johnsons, R. Kelly, Big Sean, Pusha T, Pharrell, Mark Ronson, Miguel, John Legend, Future, Rick Ross - the list of credits spirals into the upper echelons of adventurous hip pop titans. Hudson Mohawke had been knighted a fully paid-up producer to the stars and then he did what other pop producers fail to do - he went and had a few hits of his own, starting in the summer of 2012 when he and Lunice teamed up for an unassuming drop under the name TNGHT, continuing most recently with 2014' 'Chimes' EP when Apple chose the track for their new global campaign literally wearing a Hudson Mohawke sticker proudly on their product.

                                                                                                                                          Now he is back with his first solo album in over five years and it’s everything you’ve wanted and very little of what you’ve expected. ‘Lantern’ is a fusion album of soaring orchestration and widescreen club dynamics. It looks unwaveringly towards the future while embracing an evolving, timeless canon of pop and soul music; tracks feature Antony Hegarty, Miguel, Jhené Aiko, Irfane, Ruckazoid, and Devaeux. Says HudMo, “This album is everything I’ve been working towards. I wanted to make a classic - at least for me and my friends. I never wanted to be any genre. I wanted to be my own thing. Everything.“

                                                                                                                                          Nozinja

                                                                                                                                          Nozinja Lodge

                                                                                                                                            ‘Nozinja Lodge’ is the debut album by Richard Mthetwa (AKA Nozinja). Through this record he takes the frantic beats of Shangaan electro out of the comfort of its South African home and forges a new chapter in the global story of electronic music.

                                                                                                                                            Nozinja is Richard Mthetwa, an electronic music producer based in the Limpopo province of South Africa. He is the leading pioneer of the Shangaan electro sound.

                                                                                                                                            The Shangaan electro sound consists of the soulful traditional song of the Shangaan people with the high speed energy and limitless possibilities of cutting-edge music production.

                                                                                                                                            Nozinja has slowly and surely been growing a fanbase of tastemakers such as Caribou’s Dan Snaith since the release of a genre-defining compilation, ‘Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance from South Africa’, released on Honest Jon’s in 2010.

                                                                                                                                            Last year Nozinja hosted a number of Shangaan electro dance workshops in the UK and his dancers joined him on stage at his must see live show in which the BPM gradually increases, resulting in frenzied dancing. Audience participation is of course encouraged.

                                                                                                                                            Nozinja will be returning to the UK this year, including a residency at the Barbican’s Station To Station season in July.

                                                                                                                                            For fans of Spoek Mathambo, Actress, Caribou, Theo Parrish, KonKoma, Four Tet, Mumdance.

                                                                                                                                            CD in 6 panel digipack.

                                                                                                                                            2LP in gatefold sleeve with download code.

                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                            HaHa Sound

                                                                                                                                            Indietronica, post-rock, avant? Whatever, this is clever and moving stuff from this arty Birmingham 3 piece. There's krautrock, psychedelia, clanging minimalism but it wouldn't matter a jot if it wasn't for singer Trish Keenan's beautiful voice. Weirdly empty yet endearingly childlike, too, she floats over and amongst the occasionally languid, often chaotic music. It's like a dream: a late 60's and Tomorrow's World 70's vision of an electronic future that never seems to arrive. Out of time, out of place. What could be better?

                                                                                                                                            Vinyl re-press of the second album by Broadcast, originally released in 2003.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            A1 Colour Me In
                                                                                                                                            A2 Pendulum
                                                                                                                                            A3 Before We Begin
                                                                                                                                            A4 Valerie
                                                                                                                                            A5 Man Is Not A Bird
                                                                                                                                            A6 The Little Bell
                                                                                                                                            A7 Distorsion
                                                                                                                                            B1 Minim
                                                                                                                                            B2 Lunch Hour Pops
                                                                                                                                            B3 Black Umbrellas
                                                                                                                                            B4 Ominous Cloud
                                                                                                                                            B5 Oh How I Miss You
                                                                                                                                            B6 Winter Now
                                                                                                                                            B7 Hawk

                                                                                                                                            Broadcast

                                                                                                                                            Tender Buttons

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

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

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                              Broadcast

                                                                                                                                              The Future Crayon

                                                                                                                                                Vinyl re-press of 2006 double LP collection of 18 tracks taken from rare and limited edition singles, EPs and compilations spanning Broadcast's 10 year career. Since their debut 7" release in 1996, Broadcast have released four full length albums plus numerous EPs and singles. This fantastic album showcases some of Broadcast's most beautiful songs, combining vocal and instrumental blends of 60s pop, psychedelia and electronica with the playful world of European library music and radiophonic arrangements.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                A1 Illumination
                                                                                                                                                A2 Still Feels Like Tears
                                                                                                                                                A3 Small Song IV
                                                                                                                                                A4 Where Youth And Laughter Go
                                                                                                                                                A5 One Hour Empire
                                                                                                                                                A6 Distant Call
                                                                                                                                                B1 Poem Of Dead Song
                                                                                                                                                B2 Hammer Without A Master
                                                                                                                                                B3 Locusts
                                                                                                                                                B4 Chord Simple
                                                                                                                                                C1 Daves Dream
                                                                                                                                                C2 DDL
                                                                                                                                                C3 Test Area
                                                                                                                                                C4 Unchanging Window / Chord Simple
                                                                                                                                                D1 A Man For Atlantis
                                                                                                                                                D2 Minus Two
                                                                                                                                                D3 Violent Playground
                                                                                                                                                D4 Belly Dance

                                                                                                                                                Future Brown

                                                                                                                                                Future Brown

                                                                                                                                                  Future Brown are a crew comprised of producers / artists Daniel Pineda, Asma Maroof, Fatima Al Qadiri and J-Cush. The supergroup construct their sonic corridors by fitting together intangible obelisks collected through artistic community, collaboration and global travel.

                                                                                                                                                  From US regional rap mutations to UK grime, dancehall to reggaeton, Future Brown weave a deep, hallucinatory electronic aesthetic to reveal the innate connections between global street sounds.

                                                                                                                                                  Collaborators on the album include: Kelela, whose ‘Cut 4 Me’ mixtape won her praise from tastemaker press and artists alike, including Björk, Solange and Kendrick Lamar; Tink, currently working on her debut album with Timbaland and Andre 3000; Roachee, member of Roll Deep along with Wiley, Skepta and others; Rapid & Dirt Danger, founding members of East London’s Ruff Sqwad.

                                                                                                                                                  “A kind of gold standard for the global underground” - Pitchfork

                                                                                                                                                  Aphex Twin

                                                                                                                                                  Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt 2 EP

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


                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                  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]


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