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Nightmares On Wax

Shout Out! To Freedom....

    Shout Out! To Freedom… is the new album from Nightmares on Wax featuring Shabaka Hutchings, Greentea Peng, Haile Supreme, Mara TK, Sabrina Mahfouz + Pip Millett

    “I feel like I've been set free of something and I am now becoming who I really am,” says George Evelyn. As Nightmares on Wax Evelyn has - for the last 30 years, as Warp’s longest serving signing - been consistently at the forefront of contemporary music, creating a unique blend of electronica, jazz, hip-hop, techno, dub, funk, soul and techno.

    Although 9 albums in, he may have only just truly stepped into his own groove. Lockdown forced a change of pace and offered some time for meaningful reflection and introspection. “I've been gigging non-stop for 10 years,” he says. “And that experience has been beautiful but it also drained me emotionally.”

    He began to reassess some things. “As a creative you're always questioning everything,” he says. “So having the time and the space has meant that I could do a proper deep dive into this stuff. So it was all about this journey of going back to myself, and realising being at home with my wife and my daughter that I’ve not really been here properly. It’s like I've just woken back up to what I actually have - and it's already here.”

    “I wanted to ask: what is freedom?” he says. “Everybody's got a different idea of it, everybody's got a different concept of it. I realised that internally, we all want to be free of our shit and it doesn't matter what it is. Everybody wants to be free of something. So there are shout outs to freedom in each song. They're all different cries and different calls but there's a coherent feeling through it.”

    When all the guest’s contributions were complete and the album was meticulously assembled to what we hear now, Evelyn picked up one last powerful and potent theme that came oozing out of the grooves. “I think it's the story of the human spirit,” he says.

    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.

      TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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


      STAFF COMMENTS

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

      TRACK LISTING

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

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

      Grizzly Bear

      Yellow House (15th Anniversary Re-issue)

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

        TRACK LISTING

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

        Nala Sinephro

        Space 1.8

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

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

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

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

          TRACK LISTING

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

          Bibio

          Vidiconia (RSD21 EDITION)

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

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


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

            Seefeel

            Succour - 2021 Reissue

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

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

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

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


            TRACK LISTING

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

            Seefeel

            (Ch-Vox) Redux - 2021 Reissue

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

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

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


            TRACK LISTING

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

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

            C2. E-hix 4
            C3. Evio

            D2. E-hix 3
            D3. Ashime 

            Seefeel

            St / Fr / Sp - 2021 Reissue

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

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


            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Starethrough
            A2. Air Eyes

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

            C1. Fracture (EP Version)
            C2. Tied

            D2. Starethrough (Transition Mix) 

            Seefeel

            Rupt & Flex

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

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


              TRACK LISTING

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

              Disc 3: (Ch-Vox) Redux

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

              Disc 2: Succour+

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

              Disc 4: St / Fr / Sp

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

              Hudson Mohawke

              Hudson's Heeters Vol. 1

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


              TRACK LISTING

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

              Brian Eno

              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).

                Autechre

                Plus

                  As if one Autechre announcement wasn't enough of a suprise, we get ANOTHER album within the space of a month. While 'Sign' was a superb standalone album, it was a surprising twist in the story of this northern electronic powerhouse. The terse atmospheres and claustrophobic electronic air of previous LP's had become a mainstay in their sound, sign eschewed that to some degree with moments of levity and light. 

                  'Plus' takes things right back to the Autechre we all know from yesteryear, with coarse electronic soundscapes and static percussion riding atop muddied seas of post-industrial noise and fractured, glitched dancefloor drive. 

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Barry says: Plus takes the shimmering electronic glow of 'Sign' and passes it through a stack of resonators and distortion pedals for its undeniably related but uncompromisingly shadowy sister. 'Plus' perfectly bridges the stylistic gap between the old works and the new age of Autechre's legacy.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Vinyl:
                  A1. DekDre Scap B
                  A2. 7FM Ic
                  A3. Marhide
                  B1. Ecol4
                  C1. Lux 106 Mod
                  C2. X4
                  D1. Ii.pre Esc
                  D2. Esle 0
                  D3. TM1 Open

                  CD:
                  01. DekDre Scap B
                  02. 7FM Ic
                  03. Marhide
                  04. Ecol4
                  05. Lux 106 Mod
                  06. X4
                  07. Ii.pre Esc
                  08. Esle 0
                  09. TM1 Open

                  Bibio

                  Hand Cranked - Vinyl Reissue

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

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

                    TRACK LISTING

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

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

                    Autechre

                    Sign

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

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

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

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

                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                      TRACK LISTING

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

                      Darkstar

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

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

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

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

                        TRACK LISTING

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

                        Darkstar

                        Civic Jams

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

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

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

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

                          TRACK LISTING

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

                          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

                              TNGHT

                              II

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

                                STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                Daniel Lopatin

                                Uncut Gems - OST

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

                                  TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                  TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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


                                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                  Plaid

                                  Peel Session 2

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

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

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

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

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


                                    STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                    Oneohtrix Point Never

                                    KCRW Session

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

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

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

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


                                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                      Mount Kimbie

                                      WXAXRXP Session

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

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

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

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


                                        STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                        Kelly Moran

                                        WXAXRXP Session

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

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

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

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

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


                                          STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                          Flying Lotus

                                          Presents INFINITY Infinitum - Maida Vale Session

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

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

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

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

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

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


                                            TRACK LISTING

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

                                            Bibio

                                            WXAXRXP Session

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

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

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


                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                              TRACK LISTING

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

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


                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                              TRACK LISTING

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

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

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


                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Mono Chroma (2013)

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

                                              Poly Chroma (2016)

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

                                              !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

                                              Wallop

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

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


                                                STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                                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

                                                    Autechre

                                                    NTS Sessions (Session 4)

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

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

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


                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                      Autechre

                                                      NTS Sessions (Session 3)

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

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

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

                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                        Autechre

                                                        NTS Sessions (Session 2)

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

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

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

                                                          Autechre

                                                          NTS Sessions (Session 1)

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

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

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

                                                            Mount Kimbie

                                                            Love What Survives - Remixes Part 2

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

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

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

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


                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

                                                              Mount Kimbie

                                                              Love What Survives - Remixes Part 1

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

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


                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

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

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

                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                Mark Pritchard

                                                                The Four Worlds

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

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

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


                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                  From Mount Kimbie:

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                  Oneohtrix Point Never

                                                                  Good Time - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                  Clark

                                                                  Death Peak

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

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


                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                    Shobaleader One

                                                                    Elektrac

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                      Children Of Alice

                                                                      Children Of Alice

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

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

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

                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                        Mark Pritchard / Bibio / Clark

                                                                        A Badman Sound / Heath Town / Inf Inf Inf Inf

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                          2016 is an exciting year for all three artists:

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                          Limited to 500 copies.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                          Battles

                                                                          Gloss Drop

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

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

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

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Town Crier
                                                                            Ally
                                                                            Tan
                                                                            Crumb

                                                                            !!! 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". 


                                                                                  Simon Pyke

                                                                                  Universal Everything & You - Picture Disc Edition

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                  Limited to 100 copies, exclusively available to independent retailers.

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                  Jackson And His Computerband

                                                                                  Glow

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

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

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


                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                  Rustie

                                                                                  Ultra Thizz / Dreamzz

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

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

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


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

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

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

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                    Darkstar

                                                                                    News From Nowhere

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

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

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

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                      Brian Eno

                                                                                      Lux

                                                                                        LUX is Brian Eno’s first solo album on Warp Records and his first solo album since 2005’s Another Day On Earth. It finds him expanding upon the types of themes and sonic textures that were present on such classic albums as Music For Films, Music For Airports and Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. Eno sees it as a continuation of his 'Music for Thinking' project that includes Discreet Music (1975) and Neroli (1993).

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

                                                                                        TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke X Lunice)

                                                                                        TNGHT

                                                                                          Two of the world’s most innovative and exciting producers join forces to create a record bursting with flavour. TNGHT is renowned production talents Hudson Mohawke and Lunice, who debuted this new project at SXSW, prompting all the venue’s windows to smash with a hard blend of minimal dance music and undeniable hip hop beats.

                                                                                          This debut EP explores the duo’s fascination with the current crop of electrically charged rap doing the rounds at the moment, and somehow manages to do it far more authentically than you might think. From the outside it might seem like musical tourism, but the two capture the starkness and claustrophobia inherent in some of the genre’s biggest crossover hits and inject a healthy dose of their own personality to twist things up just a little bit. You might have noticed EP highlight ‘Bugg’n’ on XV’s smoked-out ‘Popular Culture’ mixtape, and the instrumental stands just as tall as its rap-laced counterpart. Elsewhere the duo give a sly nod to classic hardcore production tics on ‘Higher Ground’, offsetting a grubby sampled vocal with the kind of bombastic brass you’d more likely expect to have slammed in your gob on a Ruff Ryders comp than on a Warp EP. Well timed and with enough low-end to sink a luxury yacht, TNGHT show you don’t need to come from Atlanta or Houston to hit where it hurts. Killer!


                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Philippa says: Eletroid hip hop five tracker from Hud'Mo and Lunice together as TNGHT.

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

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

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

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


                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                          An inspiring, exciting collaboration between ten innovative and recognized producers (including Damon Albarn), and a host of Congolese musicians - all raising money for Oxfam.

                                                                                          DRC Music is a collective of producers that recorded an album in five days with Congolese musicians in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, during July 2011. DRC Music is Damon Albarn, Dan The Automator, Jneiro Jarel, Kwes, Remi Kabaka, Richard Russell, Rodaidh McDonald, TEED (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs), Marc Antoine and Alwest. All profits from this record go back to Oxfam’s projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

                                                                                          The album ranges from upbeat celebratory anthems to atmospheric brooding soundscapes, a unique union of Congolese musicianship and the cutting-edge techniques of some of the most renowned producers in the world.


                                                                                          CANT

                                                                                          Dreams Come True

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

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



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

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

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


                                                                                            Bibio

                                                                                            Mind Bokeh

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

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                              Seefeel

                                                                                              Seefeel

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

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

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

                                                                                                The Hundred In The Hands

                                                                                                The Hundred In The Hands

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


                                                                                                  Jamie Lidell

                                                                                                  Compass

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

                                                                                                    Bibio

                                                                                                    The Apple And The Tooth

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

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

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

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

                                                                                                      Leila

                                                                                                      Blood, Looms & Blooms

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

                                                                                                        Jamie Lidell

                                                                                                        Multiply

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

                                                                                                          Prefuse 73

                                                                                                          Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives

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

                                                                                                            Prefuse 73

                                                                                                            Preparations

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

                                                                                                              Mira Calix

                                                                                                              Eyes Set Against The Sun

                                                                                                                Mira Calix, former record shop manager, DJ and boundary-blurring songwriter presents her third album. It's beautiful and delicate, hypnotic and uplifting - It's out-there, but it's in-here too. "Eyes Set Against The Sun" features a melee of sound including strings, piano, a glockenspiel, buzzing beats, ghostly voices and a children's choir multilayered with field recordings of birds, leaves, water and snow melting. There's even the sound of an old bamboo xylophone slowly crumbling apart. Such aural enjoyment invites the listener to conjure up personal visions of the landscapes and colour that inspired this magical album. Just as the pauses between and during the songs are elegantly arranged, like oxygen allowing the music to breath and come alive, so too are the three spaces, like three silent beats, used in the title of the record, "Eyes Set Against The Sun".

                                                                                                                Squarepusher

                                                                                                                Music Is Rotted One Note

                                                                                                                  With sparkling Rhodes keyboard work, speed-fuelled jazz breaks and fluid basslines, Squarepusher's 1998 album pays homage to his jazz-rock roots. These sounds are woven into the fabric of IDM electronica album in true Warp style.

                                                                                                                  Grizzly Bear

                                                                                                                  Yellow House

                                                                                                                    "Yellow House" is a beautifully crafted masterpiece - a sonic sun kissed journey of woozy guitars, brushed drums, woodwinds, strings, hazy electronics, layered vocals and sweeping harmonies. This tantalisingly sublime and idyllic album will appeal to fans of Devendra, Sufjan, Mercury Rev, Arcade Fire, Flaming Lips, Jose Gonzales, Belle & Sebastian.

                                                                                                                    Boards Of Canada

                                                                                                                    Trans Canada Highway

                                                                                                                    Using the sun-kissed "Dayvan Cowboy" as its starting point, Boards of Canada's "Trans Canada Highway" mini album / EP follows on from last year's "Campfire Headphase" album. At just under 30 minutes, it's a six track hallucinogenic road trip of isolation and exploration. Neatly, the EP ends up almost where it started, with a moody, twilight distillation of "Dayvan Cowboy" courtesy of cLOUDDEAD's Odd Nosdam.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    A1. Dayvan Cowboy
                                                                                                                    A2. Left Side Drive
                                                                                                                    A3. Heard From Telegraph Lines
                                                                                                                    B1. Skyliner
                                                                                                                    B2. Under The Coke Sign
                                                                                                                    B3. Dayvan Cowboy (Odd Nosdam Remix)

                                                                                                                    Prefuse 73

                                                                                                                    Surrounded By Silence

                                                                                                                      A new album for 2005 from Prefuse 73 which sees the prolific producer move further onwards into uncharted sonic territories. Prefuse 73 is one-man production powerhouse Scott Herren and "Surrounded By Silence" represents 'the radio station of his mind', featuring a constellation of stars from hip hop and indie royalty he met while touring and producing during the last two years. They include GZA, El-P, Kazu (Blonde Redhead), Ghostface, Masta Killa, Aesop Rock, Beans, Tyondai Braxton and Broadcast. The resulting material makes for an amazingly diverse, totally unique and yet completely accessible body of work, all securely underpinned and melded together with Prefuse 73's visionary production.


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