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LoneLady

Former Things

    Former Things is the follow up to acclaimed 2015 album Hinterland which garnered praise from The Guardian, The Quietus, The Financial Times and more. The soundworld of Former Things was entirely crafted by LoneLady during her time spent in Somerset House Studios Rifle Range, an 18th century shooting range that has now been adapted into an experimental performance space.

    The album was inspired by a seismic move for LoneLady who left her native Manchester, decamping to London’s Somerset House Studios in search of a new cityscape to inspire her poised machine funk. First single “There Is No Logic” went onto the A list at BBC 6 Music. Alongside this, LoneLady is set to tour the UK in September 2021 as well as at the beginning of 2022.

    TRACK LISTING

    Vinyl Tracklisting:
    Side A
    A1. The Catcher / (There Is) No Logic
    A2. Former Things / Time Time Time
    Side B
    B1. Threats / Fear Colours
    B2. Treasure / Terminal Ground

    CD Tracklisting:
    1. The Catcher
    2. (There Is) No Logic
    3. Former Things
    4. Time Time Time
    5. Threats
    6. Fear Colours
    7. Treasure
    8. Terminal Ground

    Squarepusher

    Feed Me Weird Things - 25th Anniversary Edition

      Warp Records is delighted to announce the release of a very special anniversary edition of Squarepusher’s debut album Feed Me Weird Things, virtually 25 years to the day from its original release in ‘96. First released on the now inactive Rephlex label, the album has not been available on streaming platforms until now and has been out of print for more than a decade. It will be reissued on vinyl (2 x 12” 1 x 10” + booklet) and deluxe casebound book CD.

      This complete edition has been remastered from the original DATs and features two extra tracks which were first released on the B-side of the Squarepusher Plays… EP and later featured on the original Japanese release of this album. The edition also includes a 16 page booklet with personal photographs, ephemera and candid notes from Tom Jenkinson, throwing light on the early days of his career.

      The release follows Be Up A Hello, Squarepusher’s 2020 album that was filled with buoyant, dancefloor driven tracks which featured some of the same analogue and digital hardware that was used on Feed Me Weird Things. Be Up A Hello was also driven by the same hedonistic energy which is perfectly encapsulated in this pioneering album, the first tracks of which he recorded when he was only 19 years old.

      Musically, Feed Me Weird Things is more expansive than the electronic sub-genres it was hemmed into at the time, as it was the first release where Tom Jenkinson highlighted his virtuosic bass playing. Like much of his output after, it also showcases disarmingly intricate melodic composition like on ‘Squarepusher Theme’ and extraordinarily complex rhythmic sequences i.e. on ‘Tundra’ whilst retaining an impressive cadence.

      The album was a key release for Richard D. James (Aphex Twin) and Grant Wilson-Claridge’s Rephlex label and has gone on to be regarded as one of Squarepusher’s best. As well as a close friendship there was perhaps a bit of healthy competition between Squarepusher and Aphex Twin at the time (Hangable Auto Bulb was released in ‘95 and is cited as an influence). However, strong jazz influences and accomplished bass playing set Tom apart from his contemporaries. Richard curated the track list for Feed Me Weird Things from tapes that Tom had given him and the record includes sleeve notes written by him too, the only time he has done so for another artist.

      It was on strength of this record and Squarepusher’s early EPs on various labels that caught the attention of Steve Beckett who signed Tom to Warp. The Port Rhombus EP on Warp came out later the same year, with Vic Acid EP and the Hard Normal Daddy album following in 1997.

      “The Squarepusher is someone who wonders what the holes of a flute sound like without the flute. Sound like sound never sounded before, Richard Rodgers and Julie Andrews gave us the Sound of music, John Cage and Simon and Garfunkel gave us the Sound of silence and now the Squarepusher gives us the SOUND of SOUND.” - PRichard.D.Jams (taken from the original ‘Feed Me Weird Things’ sleevenotes)



      TRACK LISTING

      01 Squarepusher Theme
      02 Tundra
      03 The Swifty
      04 Dimotane Co
      05 Smedleys Melody
      06 Windscale 2
      07 North Circular
      08 Goodnight Jade
      09 Theme From Ernest Borgnine
      10 U.F.O.'s Over Leytonstone
      11 Kodack
      12 Future Gibbon
      13 Theme From Goodbye Renaldo
      14 Deep Fried Pizza

      Squid

      Bright Green Field

        Squid are thrilled to announce their debut album, Bright Green Field, already one of 2021’s most highly anticipated albums. It's an album of towering scope and ambition, it is deeply considered, paced and intricately constructed. With all band members playing such a vital and equal role, this album is very much the product of five heads operating as one.

        Some bands might be tempted to include previous singles on their debut - and the band already released two more in 2020 via ‘Sludge’ and ‘Broadcaster’ - but instead Bright Green Field is completely new. This sense of limitlessness and perpetual forward motion is one of the the key ingredients that makes Squid so loved by fans and critics alike, from BBC Radio 6 Music who have A-Listed previous singles, ‘Houseplants’, ‘The Cleaner’ and ‘Match Bet’ to publications such as, The Guardian, NME, The Face, The Quietus and countless others. The band was also on the longlist for the BBC Music Sound of 2020 poll.

        Bright Green Field features field recordings of ringing church bells, tooting bees, microphones swinging from the ceiling orbiting a room of guitar amps, a distorted choir of 30 voices as well as a horn and string ensemble featuring the likes of, Emma-Jean Thackray and Lewis Evans from Black Country, New Road.

        Whilst the album title conjures up imagery of pastoral England, in reality, it’s something of a decoy that captures the band’s fondness for paradox and juxtaposition. Within the geography of Bright Green Field lies monolithic concrete buildings and dystopian visions plucked from imagined cities.

        Squid’s music - be it agitated and discordant or groove-locked and flowing - has often been a reflection of the tumultuous world we live in and this continues that to some extent. “This album has created an imaginary cityscape,” says Ollie Judge, who writes the majority of the lyrics and plays drums. “The tracks illustrate the places, events and architecture that exist within it. Previous projects were playful and concerned with characters, whereas this project is darker and more concerned with place - the emotional depth of the music has deepened.”

        These themes were further embedded and emphasised, almost serendipitously, as Judge began to read more. “Reading Douglas Coupland’s view that we’re living in the “Extreme Present” as well as Mark Fisher and Merlin Coverley’s writings on Hauntology and the slow cancellation of the future made me realise we’ve been living in a dystopian and futurist landscape for a long time.”

        However, for all the innovative recording techniques, evolutionary leaps, lyrical themes, ideas and narratives that underpin the album, it’s also a joyous and emphatic record. One, that marries the uncertainties of the world with a curious sense of exploration, as it endlessly twists and turns down unpredictable avenues.

        Formed in Brighton, Squid is the brainchild of Louis Borlase (Guitars & Vocals), Ollie Judge (Drums & Lead Vocals), Arthur Leadbetter (Keyboards, Strings, Percussion), Laurie Nankivell (Bass & Brass) and Anton Pearson (Guitars & Vocals).

        STAFF COMMENTS

        says: I can't think of a single band that sound like Squid. Four or five maybe, but no other single band could sound this varied, this coherently i'm sure of it. Meandering math-rock, snarling post-punk and arrythmic indie business coalesce into a wildly inventive and completely unique whole. Staggeringly brilliant.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Resolution Square
        2. G.S.K.
        3. Narrator Ft. Martha Skye Murphy
        4. Boy Racers
        5. Paddling
        6. Documentary Filmmaker
        7. 2010
        8. The Flyover
        9. Peel St.
        10. Global Groove
        11. Pamphlets

        Broadcast

        Microtronics Volume 01: Stereo Recorded Music For Links And Bridges

          Limited to 2000 copies.
          This CD3" was only available on the Broadcast tour and - subsequently - through Warpmart mail order.
          Comes in special 3" plastic jewel case.



          The end of 2019 was soundtracked by one of the most unanimously critically acclaimed film scores of recent history, an anxiety-driven joyride paired to the Safdie Brothers’ noir thriller Uncut Gems. Unknowingly, Lopatin captured a universal feeling of dread that cuts even deeper in the current state of world affairs. And now, just as many artists are leaning into a newly discovered darkness as this year closes, Lopatin turns his dial towards a frequency of profound self-awareness on an even deeper journey inwards towards peace. With the backdrop of re-imagined programming for a soft rock-era format that symbolically spans from morning drive into late night hours, “Magic Oneohtrix Point Never”, the name a reference to a misheard play on words of Boston’s Magic 106.7, is a nostalgic and self-referential career defining body of work, collaging maximalist baroque within atmospheric glitter. Here Lopatin has mastered his own autobiography; an ornate musical double entendre from an artist making the most enlightened music of his career.

          STAFF COMMENTS

          says: It's always a transcendent experience listening to a new OPN album, and 'Magic..' is exactly that, flitting between ambient synthy business and soaring glitchy vocal streaks. As ever, perfectly produced and with every bit of the sheen we've come to expect.

          TRACK LISTING

          Vinyl Tracklist:
          A1. Cross Talk I
          A2. Auto & Allo
          A3. Long Road Home
          A4. Cross Talk II
          B1. I Don’t Love Me Anymore
          B2. Bow Ecco
          B3. The Whether Channel
          B4. No Nightmares
          C1. Cross Talk III
          C2. Tales From The Trash Stratum
          C3. Answering Machine
          C4. Imago
          C5. Cross Talk IV / Radio Lonelys
          D1. Lost But Never Alone
          D2. Shifting
          D3. Wave Idea

          CD Tracklist:
          01. Cross Talk I
          02. Auto & Allo
          03. Long Road Home
          04. Cross Talk II
          05. I Don’t Love Me Anymore
          06. Bow Ecco
          07. The Whether Channel
          08. No Nightmares
          09. Cross Talk III
          10. Tales From The Trash Stratum
          11. Answering Machine
          12. Imago
          13. Cross Talk IV / Radio Lonelys
          14. Lost But Never Alone
          15. Shifting
          16. Wave Idea
          17. Nothing’s Special

          Lorenzo Senni

          Scacco Matto

            Lorenzo Senni returns with a new album on Warp Records. Nearly 4 years since his well-acclaimed ‘Persona’ EP, the Milan-based multi-disciplinary artist, makes his first move with the momentous single DISCIPLINE OF ENTHUSIASM. In keeping with his distinctive pointillistic style and no drum beat etiquette, this is the next part in Senni’s process, accelerating and expanding his idea of Rave Voyeurism.

            TRACK LISTING

            A1.  Discipline Of Enthusiasm
            A2.  XBreakingEdgeX
            A3.  Move In Silence (Only Speak When It’s Time To Say Checkmate)
            A4.  Canone Infinito 
            B1.  Dance Tonight Revolution Tomorrow
            B2.  The Power Of Failing
            B3.  Wasting Time Writing Lorenzo Senni Songs
            B4.  THINK BIG

            After a 5 year hiatus that has seen him delve into a range of diverse musical projects, Squarepusher returns with a long awaited album, "Be Up A Hello".

            With this new album, Tom Jenkinson has returned to using a bewildering array of vintage analogue and digital hardware, the same equipment that first helped him develop his sound in the early '90s. Something of a 180 degree turn, these synths, effects units and even a Commodore Vic20 are in complete contrast to the tools he used to create 2015’s "Damogen Furies" - cutting edge software that Tom developed over the course of 15 years. The result is "Be Up A Hello", an album that is celebratory with rinsing breakbeat tracks such as "Nervelevers" and "Terminal Slam" - classic floor fillers - as well pieces loaded with visceral atmosphere and melody in Squarepusher’s inimitable style. Darker moments such as "Vortrack" and "Mekrev Bass" illustrate Tom's continuing fascination with finely balanced psychological overload. As such, "Be Up A Hello" gives a nod to the mayhem, joyousness and abandon of the DIY Essex rave scene that was a strong determinant in Tom's work. 


            TRACK LISTING

            01. Oberlove
            02. Hitsonu
            03. Nervelevers
            04. Speedcrank
            05. Detroit People Mover
            06. Vortrack
            07. Terminal Slam
            08. Mekrev Bass
            09. 80 Ondula 

            Kelela

            Take Me Apart

              With great anticipation, Kelela's debut album emerges as an epic portrait of an artist spanning the past and future of R&B. In her hands, however, the genre knows no boundaries and so Take Me Apart exists as an absolutely singular and fearless addition to a canon of recent classics. From her very earliest work, honesty and vulnerability have been cornerstones of Kelela's art - even when clad in the armor of the avant-garde electronics she so deftly inhabits - and Take Me Apart sees her double down on both the emotional intensity and resonance of her message as well as the sonic seeking she is renowned for.

              On 2015's acclaimed Hallucinogen EP, Kelela swept listeners along in the rush of ecstasy and the melancholic vapor trail of a hopeful, but ultimately doomed liaison. Hallucinogen would prove to be a turning point, and The New York Times would name it's single, "Rewind", one of the "25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going". The EP's oversized impact would ignite a period of kinetic worldwide live shows culminating in Kelela crisscrossing the globe on tour with The xx. In parallel with this, 2016 and early 2017 would see Kelela grace a handful of crucial records as a feature vocalist - from longtime ally Solange's majestic A Seat At The Table, to Danny Brown's immense Atrocity Exhibitionand most recently, the star-studded Humanz from Gorillaz. These appearances would be tantalizing signs leading the way to Take Me Apart.

              Amplifying the ideas explored on Hallucinogen, here Kelela treats relationships and their effects like a Matryoshka doll, unveiling layer after layer to find herself at the center. Expressing an honest vision of how we navigate dissolving ties with each other and yet remain sanguine for the next chance at love, the emotional ricochet is traced across the album's narrative. Take Me Apart stands not only as an intensely personal chronicle, but also a defiant and turbulent statement direct from Kelela; "Despite it being a personal record, the politics of my identity informs how it sounds and how I choose to articulate my vulnerability and strength. I am a black woman, a second-generation Ethiopian-American, who grew up in the 'burbs listening to R&B, Jazz and Björk. All of it comes out in one way or another."

              STAFF COMMENTS

              says: Heartfelt synthy soul, modern beatplay and smooth-as-silk vocal melodies, this is modern R&B at it's very finest. Intricate, evolving and brilliantly written odes.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Frontline
              2. Waitin
              3. Take Me Apart
              4. Enough
              5. Jupiter
              6. Better
              7. LMK
              8. Truth Or Dare
              9. S.O.S.
              10. Blue Light
              11. Onanon
              12. Turn To Dust
              13. Bluff
              14. Altadena

              One of the world’s most celebrated alternative bands return with the bold and breathtaking follow-up to their international breakthrough record.

              Grizzly Bear will follow their US Top 10 and UK Top 25 breakthrough record ‘Veckatimest’ with ‘Shields’, a bold yet textured masterpiece.

              The album comes as a result of the band writing and recording in a more cohesive way than ever before, delivering anthemic singles (‘Yet Again’, ‘Speak In Rounds’) and stunning orchestral climaxes (‘Sun In Your Eyes’) across the space of its ten tracks.

              Asked which tunes on ‘Shields’ belong to which songwriter, every member balks and explains that, for the first time, these are actually full-band numbers. Both in process and product, this is Grizzly Bear as they’ve never been. The words come matched by a sound that is more passionate than proper, a quality earned by spending less time on the perfect take than on the proper feeling. “This has a different energy behind it,” concludes Ed Droste (vocals). “‘Veckatimest’ was a little more of a polite album; the desire to keep the vocals smooth might have kept a little distance between us and the audience. This one feels a bit more rough and exposed, so that on ‘Shields’, everything speaks for itself.”

              STAFF COMMENTS

              says: The ornately wrought ironwork of "Veckatimest" was always going to be a very tough act to follow, but, in my humble opinion, Grizzly Bear have quietly surpassed it with "Shields". The rhythmic twists and turns are still there, as are the intricately crafted, angular song structures and Ed Drost’s aching vocal harmonies; but if in its predecessor’s overreaching ambition emotion and overall direction were occasionally lost, with "Shields" the expression has been honed, and to an exquisite degree. Grizzly Bear are the sum of divergent parts and that’s reflected in their complex, hard to pin down sound – if you need references (and they are loose) then, maybe Jeff Buckley’s muscular anguish and the melodic end of Animal Collective might serve. Best not to take my word for it though, investigate them for yourself; there’s a very, very good chance you’ll find it worth the effort.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Sleeping Ute
              2. Speak In Rounds
              3. Adelma
              4. Yet Again
              5. The Hunt
              6. A Simple Answer
              7. What's Wrong
              8. Gun-shy
              9. Half Gate
              10. Sun In Your Eyes


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