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Nu Genea - Bar Mediterraneo
Nu Genea
Bar Mediterraneo
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (NG Records)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 12.08.2022
Four years after Nuova Napoli, Nu Genea are back with Bar Mediterraneo, a new album and journey, which projects the sounds of the Neapolitan duo formed by Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina even further. Nu Genea's Bar Mediterraneo is an idea of a shared place where people meet and fuse together; a space that leaves its doors open to travellers and their lives, always exposed to the whims of fate. Some of this can be experienced through the multitude of sounds that come together in the tracks, layers of different acoustic instruments, voices and synthesizers merging in a unique musical blend. Opening up to the voices of many different people, separated by languages but united by the sea and the music, Nu Genea's hometown, Napoli, becomes a true place of encounter. You can hear this all along. In "Gelbi", a gorgeously deep and propulsive Ney flute plunges into murky waters of the melancholic Tunisian dialect sung by Marzouk Mejri. In "Marechia'", unbridled happiness and sun ooze from the delicate vocals of Célia Kameni and create an acrobatic bridge between French and Neapolitan language. In "Straniero", your soul is arrested from the moment the slow spell-binding mandolin ignites the hypnotic patterns recorded by the legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. In "Bar Mediterraneo", the title track, bittersweet guitar’s riffs, analog waves and choirs are overwhelming the song giving you what you would like to hear on a boat trip along the Amalfi Coast. Nu Genea couldn't afford to overlook their firmly anchored roots into the Neapolitan culture and its dialect with "Tienaté", where the power of neapolitan language (interpreted by Fabiana Martone) supports those quarter-tone strings and the uncessant folk-disco groove that spreads to the entire song. In "Praja Magia", repetitive mandolin riffs lead the song, giving space to a choral yet tight vocal line that speaks of Varcaturo, a village close to Napoli. In "Rire", a volley of poetic, deceptively laidback, lyrical fury interpreted by Sicilian Marco Castello intimately combines with a highly musical, multitextured instrumental backbone and the swoon of a chanson in its heart. In "La Crisi'', the lyrics of a Raffaele Viviani’s poem from 1930 have been adapted to a laidback jazz-funk groove in full NG style. In "Vesuvio", revaluing the evocative verses and powerful mantra of Vesuvio, Nu Genea re-adapted to the dancefloor a folk song by the working-class band E’ Zezi from Pomigliano D'Arco, combining the voices of a school choir with Jupiter-6 arpeggios and bold percussions. Bar Mediterraneo is the place where people constantly return to transform curiosity into participation, tradition into sharing, unfamiliar into familiar. When travellers come through its “doors”, carrying their treasures of words and emotions, they aren’t strangers any more. They take part in a shared experience, enriching themselves and others by leading to unexpected musical journeys
Nathaniel Merriweather Presents Lovage Avec Michael Patton & Jennifer Charles - Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By
Nathaniel Merriweather Presents Lovage Avec Michael Patton & Jennifer Charles
Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By
CD | 2001 | US | Reissue (Bulk)
17,99 €*
Release:2001 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance, Pop
Preorder shipping from 15.07.2022
"Lovage” is defined as “an herb that is said to be a benefit for relieving abdominal pains due to gastrointestinal gas…also touted to reduce flatulence when consumed as a tea.” But when placed in the able hands of sonic mastermind Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, recording under the guise of musical lothario Nathaniel Merriweather, the result is a concept album of “music to make love to your old lady by.” With the help of collaborators such as Mike Patton (vocals), Jennifer Charles (vocals) and Kid Koala (turntables), Merriweather serves as your personal guide to the sensual side of life, painting a satirical, darkly funny portrait of love and sex with left-field hip-hop and instrumentals as only he can do.
Theo Parrish - Contemporhythms Part One Cd
Illuvia - Iridescence Of Clouds: Sea Of Vapour
Illuvia
Iridescence Of Clouds: Sea Of Vapour
2CD | 2022 | UK | Original (A Strangely Isolated Place)
17,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Illuvia expands upon his 2021 ambient drum'n' bass hybrid album Iridescence Of Clouds, with a new suite of alternate and once discarded versions. Revisited, remastered and presented as an extended digital album and double CD, with a new artwork version by Noah M / Keep Adding.
Theo Parrish - American Intelligence
Theo Parrish
American Intelligence
2CD | 2014 | US | Original (Sound Signature)
14,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
New album by the maestro! Parrish's electronics getting blended with a good dose of Jazz & Soul influence - here the past collides with the future.
Josh Dally - Speak Your Mind
Josh Dally
Speak Your Mind
CD | 2022 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
Josh Dally's debut album is finally here! Presenting.."Speak Your Mind". An album of golden romance and heartfelt ballads drenched in neon synths. A must for all synth lovers!
Mr. Fingers - Around The Sun Pt.1
Mr. Fingers
Around The Sun Pt.1
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Alleviated)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Mr. Fingers returns on Alleviated Records with a new album!!! Larry Heard (under his most notable monniker) continues on the path he's set with 'Cerebral Hemispheres' in 2018. Encompassing all his influences from Jazz, R&B to Techno and Ambient these lush tracks with a feel that no one else expresses quite like Mr. Fingers. Right from the start with "Around the Sun" the ten track album pulls you in with these lush produced tracks and effortlessly captivates you with the always infectious grooves and perfectly spaced arrangements. No need to further elaborate... This is Larry Heard at his finest.
Theo Parrish - Contemporhythms Part Two CD
Degiheugi - The Broken Symphony
Alex & Tokyo Rose - Akuma 3
Alex & Tokyo Rose
Akuma 3
CD | 2022 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 22.07.2022
The third and monumental last installment of the Akuma series is finally here! Going out with a bang, Alex and Tokyo Rose combine 80s darksynth with robust 90's vision and execution. A must for all darksynth electronic audiophiles!

In memory of Basil Murad
MLO - Oumuamua
MLO
Oumuamua
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
17,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Music From Memory are excited to present the first compilation of works by British electronic pioneers MLO aka Peter Smith and Jon Tye. Titled ‘Oumuamua’ and second up in the Virtual Dreams series, the compilation is an in-depth artist focused release containing twelve thoughtfully selected tracks that touch on highlights from the duo’s discography as well as newly (re)discovered music drawn from a vast archive of unreleased pieces, sketches and extended jams recorded between 1993-1995.

MLO’s ambient explorations began when Pete and Jon, having first met in rival punk bands during the late ‘70s, found themselves with unlimited access to an incredibly well-equipped studio, having been hired to produce an Icelandic pop star’s record in the early ‘90s. Particularly charmed by the Korg PS 3300 and an Emulator 2, Smith and Tye were also deeply fascinated by outer space and set about developing a musical landscape informed by both this new state of the art musical equipment and what lay beyond the Earth’s limits. Painting with a palette informed by classical minimalism, new age and the works of Cluster & Eno; the duos primary colours were drones, sustained tones, washes, calming tides, gentle temple bells and soft angelic voices with flickering glimpses of percussion and drums that hinted at the possibilities of a dance floor.

‘Oumuamua’ is a collection of music to get lost-in, a wander down the mazed, mirrored corridors of the subconscious. Peaceful, flowing, fresh-water patterns, drawing the listener toward a mediative, inner space. Not strictly ambient, rather the music rests temporarily within the boundaries between drum ‘n’ bass, library music, soundtracks and Techno. Or how Jon Tye himself puts it: “It really feels like music from a different place, a different time, made by different people.”

Artwork by Vica Pacheco, design by Steele Bonus, liner notes by Dr. Rob
Mecha Maiko - Let's!
Mecha Maiko
Let's!
CD | 2022 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 15.07.2022
Now on NRW! Mecha Maiko is back to blow you away with her most dance-oriented record to date. For Let’s! she has drawn inspiration from her favourite upbeat 90s dance and freestyle jams to create a sound that is uniquely hers. Aimed at a more DJ-friendly approach, these tracks will find a happy home on the dance floor.

Mecha Maiko has taken a stylized, deliberate approach to the writing process with hardware accompaniments that expand on the stylistic framework laid out in Okiya, released earlier this year. This record draws on the anxiety felt in a late-stage capitalist society and seeks to agitate that uncomfortable energy within us to shake us from our collective paralysis of shock. Inspiring, uplifting and motivating, these songs are unmistakably laser-lit dirges of the dystopia.
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Vrioon / V.I.R.U.S Series
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto
Vrioon / V.I.R.U.S Series
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Noton)
18,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Pioneers in their own musical approaches, Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, began their exploration of sound in the evocatively titled V.I.R.U.S series in 2002. After more than a decade from the release of the collection's final installment with "Summvs" in 2011, Noton reissues all the five albums between June and October 2022.

With its impressionistic atmosphere, in this collaborative project two generations met and shared the idea of electronic music as an inspiration source for new musical structures. Over a series of five albums, Vrioon (2002),Insen (2005), Revep (2006), utp_ (2008), and summvs (2011), the duo have explored blending electronic and acoustic sounds into a meditative whole that is at once expressive, breathing and precision-engineered.

Remastered in collaboration with Calyx Mastering, the recordings of Vrioon, Insen, Revep, Utp_, and Summvs are made available on vinyl and CD under the title 'reMASTER, accompanied by exclusive, unreleased compositions and housed in a beautifully designed sleeve with original cover art by Carsten Nicolai.
Theo Parrish - Live In Japan Part Two Cd
Theo Parrish - Live In Japan Part One Cd
Tlf - Planet Sadness
Tlf
Planet Sadness
CD | 2022 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
‣ PRESSED CD

‣ Comes with CD Digipak boasting full color 6 panels of supreme artwork with high quality gloss covering.

‣ Both the front and back covers of CD sleeve are finished with supreme aqueous gloss coating and polyshrink wrap.
Iannis Xenakis - Electroacoustic Works
Iannis Xenakis
Electroacoustic Works
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Karl)
59,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The 5 CD box set+24 page booklet „Electroacoustic Works“ celebrates the 100th anniversary of Iannis Xenakis (on May 29th, 2022), one of the most influential 20th century avantgarde composers. All tracks have been newly mixed by longtime zeitkratzer sound engineer Martin Wurmnest and mastered by Rashad Becker and finally reveal their full sonic range and dynamics. Booklet with English / German liner notes by Reinhold Friedl (zeitkratzer) and rare photos from the Xenakis archive.

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) is one of the most important composers of the 20th century avantgarde whose influence on music can be traced to the present day – not only in the world of conservatory-trained composers but also in various streams of current non-academic underground aesthetics such as experimental electronic music, noise and industrial.

After he arrived in Paris in 1947, Xenakis not only studied composition with Messiaen and later became a member of the famous GRM (Groupe de recherches musicales), he also worked as assistant to the famous architect LE Corbusier and realized a.o. the Philips Pavilion for the World Exhibition in Brussels 1958. His compositions often are based on mathematical principles which give his music an unprecedented aesthetic and “shocking otherness” (The Guardian). Although Xenakis also composed for orchestra (his most famous works are “Metastasis“, “Pithoprakta” and “Terretektorh”), electronic music became his way for exploring new ideas and concepts and to develop new techniques like a graphic interface for sound synthesis or later, when computers were easier accessible, his so-called "stochastic synthesis" (Gendy 3, S.709 > Disc V, Late Works). Xenakis’ first electroacoustic pieces (Disc I) like “Diamorphoses” or “Bohor” turned out groundbreaking works while the latter even caused, as Michel Chion put it, the “greatest scandal of electroacoustic music” on the occasion of its performance 1968 at the GRM in Paris.

His so-called „Polytopes“ (Discs II - IV) were overwhelming multimedia performances with especially designed architectures, laser and light shows etc. where sometimes up to several hundred loudspeakers were used to move the sounds in space. For example his most famous composition “Persepolis”, commissioned by the Persian Shah, premiered in 1971 in Shiraz- Persepolis (Iran) as a performance including light-tracks, laser beams, groups of children walking around with torches and 59 loudspeakers to project the music in an open-air situation.

The most radical aspects of sound can be found in Xenakis' late work and its merciless reduction to harsh, almost ruthless sound synthesis. In the early nineties, he devoted himself to the concept of a composing machine: a machine that designs everything independently and calculates the finished piece, the algorithm is the work.

For the first time, the complete electroacoustic works of Xenakis are now available on record the truly overdue testimony and legacy of a restless investigator and explorer of sound. Years of source studies and comparative research by zeitkratzer director Reinhold Friedl, in collaboration with sound engineer Martin Wurmnest, made these critically reflected stereo mixes possible, which were appropriately mastered by Rashad Becker and which, in addition to the aspect of fidelity to the source, put the listener in the center. Xenakis' adventurous music can now finally be enjoyed in its full sonic range and dynamic.

To quote The Wire’s review from May 2018:
“This is the definitive Persepolis“
Huerco S - Plonk
Huerco S
Plonk
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Incienso)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The first Huerco S. album in 6 years, Plonk’s world does not wholly resemble anything Brian Leeds has made under any alias. His sound palette has broadened to absorb and refine trap’s un-smeared geometrics and drill’s taught rhythms amongst the gaseous bodies and soul-piercing ambience that has garnered such acclaim; Where those previous veins were rooted in the pre-Columbian civilizations of his native Kansas, Plonk reflects the mournful sodium glow of cities at night, street corners that light up with painful moments of clarity you wish would disappear.
Lukhash - We Are Stardust
Lukhash
We Are Stardust
CD | 2021 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
12,34 €* 12,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Pop
‣ PRESSED CD

‣ Comes with CD Digipak boasting full color 6 panels of supreme artwork with high quality gloss covering. (RP $15.99)

‣ Includes a secret retro C64 WAV game in track 11. Something special for the techies!!

‣ Both the front and back covers of CD sleeve are finished with supreme aqueous gloss coating and polyshrink wrap.
Bonobo - Fragments
Bonobo
Fragments
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Ninja Tune)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Bonobo will release his new album ‘Fragments' via Ninja Tune on January 14th, 2022. Fragments is the most emotionally intense record that he - aka Simon Green - has ever had to make. It’s no surprise that it’s also his masterpiece. The album features Jamila Woods, Joji, Kadhja Bonet, Jordan Rakei, O’Flynn and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Born first out of fragments of ideas and experimentation, the album ultimately was fused together in a burst of creativity fuelled by both collaboration and Green’s escape into the wild. The artwork for ‘Fragments" is by Neil Krug who returns after creating the art for 2017’s 'Migration’. Krug has also made a visualiser for ’Rosewood”.

One of the biggest names in dance music, Green’s career includes 3 Grammy nominations and playing to over 2 million people for the tour supporting his 2017 album Migration. Migration was a top ten album in multiple countries, top five at home in the UK and a Billboard dance album number one in the US. He’s also a favourite mainstage performer at the world’s greatest music festivals. As part of the tour announced today Bonobo will play three dates at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London in addition to dates in Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham.

Fragments is a series of 12 sonic affirmations, featuring some of the hardest and most hip-shaking grooves that Green has ever created. The ballads are perfectly placed throughout; they capture a world in flux and glow with hope. Coaxing the ideas out initially took some hard work. The constantly-touring Green creates best while on the move; the global shutdown forced him to stand still.
Wolfclub - Just Drive (Part 2)
Wolfclub
Just Drive (Part 2)
CD | 2021 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
11,69 €* 12,99 € -10%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
More ethereal and passionate sounds for your ears. WOLFCLUB are on an unstoppable path of taking synth into new horizons. Presenting the 2nd installment of the "Just Drive. An album made for the youthful soul in us all.
Degiheugi - Abstract Symposium
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Mato - Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 2
Mato
Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 2
CD | 2010 | EU | Original (Stix)
12,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
Stix Recordings rounds up all those essential Mato 7" anthems onto this extended player, with all the cuts remastered for the occasion! Includes two unreleased hits featuring Blackstreet (No
Diggity) & Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre (The Wash). Woopiwoop, that's the sound of reggae-hip hop perfection!
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Insen / V.I.R.U.S Series
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto
Insen / V.I.R.U.S Series
CD | 2005 | EU | Reissue (Noton)
18,99 €*
Release:2005 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 29.07.2022
Originally released in 2005, 'Insen' is the second collaboration album between Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto and the second installment of V.I.R.U.S.'s five albums series.

Remastered in 2021 in collaboration with Calyx Studio, the album's recordings are accompanied by an unreleased composition titled 'Barco.' Initially composed for Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto's 2005 'Insen' tour, the audio material used in this piece is based on the subtle sounds of Barco projectors, whose tonalities served as a ground for the artists' live improvisation. ? In 'Insen', Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto explore the potential for interaction and tension between electronic and acoustic instrumentation. Across eight compositions, the echoes of the cascading piano combine, collide, and dissolve with the tapestry of digital breakages in sheer vibrancy. This relationship lies at the album's core. It subtly continues Vrioon's calm melancholia, becoming a vessel for all the emotions and memories nourished by the listener. As you hear the opening, lonesome notes of 'Aurora,' you realize that the pair have once again conceded an ambition to embed elaborate disciplines into an archetypal sound of soul-searching beauty.
Mr. Fingers - Amnesia
Mr. Fingers
Amnesia
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Alleviated)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
Re-issue of seminal Mr. Fingers album 'Amnesia', available officially for the first time in over 30 years on Larry Heard's own Alleviated Records. This remastered collection of early Mr. Fingers works is an absolute must have.
Deadlife - Tortured Waters
Deadlife
Tortured Waters
CD | 2022 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 15.07.2022
Deadlife is back. Welcome home. A new album full of dark and emotional synth awaits you.

" Somewhere North West lies a body with zealous veins. On TV, “Afterlight Special”, a band of 5 friends venturing into the unknown of their rundown town. Because what else is there to do when you feel lost in the pipes, the gloom swallowing you as you attempt to illuminate the dark. You tell those close to you that you are a call away, whilst asking, “Who am I?”. Battling emotional barriers as you drive through bitter streets of hubris day after day. But the creature in me lives on, despite a series of dead ends week in, week out, missing those halcyon days in the home we know. Hallucinating fantastical lands with a needle in my neck. "
Merzbow - Merzbeat
Merzbow
Merzbeat
CD | 2002 | US | Reissue (Important)
17,99 €*
Release:2002 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Merzbow's Merzbeat is one the most unique and legendary titles in the artist's vast archive. This 20th anniversary repress is being issued at the same time as CD reissue of his 1983 album Material Action 2 and a brand new collaboration with Arcane Device, all on Important Records.

Originally released in 2002, Merzbeat contains over 50 minutes of aggressive, psychedelic, organic, analog beat oriented Merzbow compositions. Drummed rhythms, massive looping samples, a punk spirit and a return to analog Merzbow.

KID 606 called it 'one of the greatest thing Merzbow has ever done.'
Midnight Danger - Nights At Lake Milsen
Midnight Danger
Nights At Lake Milsen
CD | 2022 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
It Continues... Pure Dark Power!!!! Midnight Danger teams up with with renowned rock and metal musicians, to deliver a monumental release with plenty of Shred! Guitarists Kane Roberts (Alice Cooper), Rafael Bittencourt (Angra), Martin Sweet (Crashdïet) and Sonia Anubis (Crypta); singer Danny Rexon (Crazy Lixx); and Australian saxophonist Max Cruise are amongst the roster and have pure adrenaline pumping tracks for your retro-souls to hear.
Tongues Of Mount Meru - Naga Mountain
Tongues Of Mount Meru
Naga Mountain
4CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Holidays)
32,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Lasse Marhaug and Jon Wesseltoft have collaborated in a variety of projects over the years, but started the Tongues of Mount Meru duo back in 2008 as a collaboration to pursue their shared interest in sustained and closely calibrated sounds, and the phenomenological impact they have on the act of listening. They started recording a session each year from 2008 to 2011 in Oslo utilising harmoniums, organs, shruti boxes, oscillators, and computers and accumulated a large pool of material. Some of that material wound up on tapes and vinyls over the years, but they kept the hour-long pieces with an intended major future release in mind. These pieces are now collected in this monumental 4 disc box set.

Clocking in at the total of over 4 hours, with over 10 years in the making, this music was crafted with a clear intent to influence its listeners sense of time and mental colour analogous to the music’s stringently, and at times claustrophobic, unfolding narrative. Slowly blooming clusters of wave interference kaleidoscopic blending together with lower frequency binaural pulse patterns. It is as if light has been pitched down, and its oscillating and shimmering coating of gradually shifting overtone cycles opens up and crashes down again into the ocean of waves continually churning around its own time axis.

Drawing upon their joint interest in minimalism and long-form music, raga theory and electro-acoustics, Marhaug and Wesseltoft conjures up a focused power of both beauty and unease to deeply establish a state of hypnotic attentiveness. The result is a hallucinatory and intense set of finely tuned and tectonic long-form pieces, and is a must for anyone even remotely interested in any form of sustained sounds, and its impact on the mind.

Pressing info: 200 copies, black cardboard box set with embossed gold print
Micky More & Andy Tee - Five Years Of Groove Culture Music
Micky More & Andy Tee
Five Years Of Groove Culture Music
2CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Groove Culture)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
DJ Micky More & DJ Andy Tee's Italy based Groove Culture imprint celebrates their fifth year in existence with a mouth-wateringly good mixed double CD. The duo seamlessly blend classics, remixes and original material from themselves, label friends and legends into a sunshine soaked, melting pot of vibes. From its humble beginnings Groove Culture has grown to become a highly recognized and respected brand in the global dance music scene boasting a catalogue that includes some of the biggest names on the global dance music scene, including: Incognito, Dave Lee & The Sunburst Band, Dimitri From Paris, David Penn, Miguel Migs, Matt Johnson & Derrick Mckanzie(Jamiroquai), Richard Earnshaw, Ron Carroll, Michele Chiavarini, Full Intention, Angelo Ferreri, Opolopo, Dr Packer, John Morales, Angela Johnson, Roland Clark, Dj James Ingram, Funkatomic, Serge Funk, Kathy Brown, Reverendos Of Soul and many more...
Kraftwerk - Remixes
Kraftwerk
Remixes
2CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Parlophone)
29,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Following its appearance on all streaming platforms in December 2020, the Kraftwerk ‘Remixes’ compilation will be released on Vinyl and CD by Parlophone Records on 25 March 2022.

Available on triple, heavyweight black vinyl LP and a double CD

The compilation showcases Kraftwerk’s immense influence on Club & DJ culture, techno and all forms of electronic dance music. Featuring 19 official remixes, it collates Kraftwerk’s own remixes alongside contributions from some of the world’s biggest DJ’s and producers including François Kervorkian, William Orbit, Étienne de Crécy, Orbital, Underground Resistance, DJ Rolando and Hot Chip. The remixes are taken from various Kraftwerk 12” singles, CD singles and digital releases from 1991-2021.

The album also plays host to Kraftwerk’s very latest Kling Klang studio output with ‘Non Stop’, and remixes of ‘Home Computer’ and ‘Tour De France (Etape 2)’. ‘Non Stop’ actually began life as a soundbite recorded for MTV in the 1980s, but in 2020, Kraftwerk took the original 30 second sound clip and then transformed it into a full 8 minute odyssey as it appears here.

Fans and collectors will be pleased to see the inclusion of the William Orbit Hardcore Mix of ‘Radioactivity’ which was previously only available on the 1991 US 12”, other notable additions include DJ Rolando’s reworking of ‘Expo 2000’, Francois K’s & Étienne de Crécy’s remixes of ‘Aéro Dynamik’, Kraftwerk’s own remix of ‘The Robots’ (‘Robotnik’) and Hot Chip’s extended mix of ‘La Forme’. Whilst all the featured remixes are available on streaming services, physical copies have long been out of print, so this triple vinyl and double CD release is a welcome addition to the Kraftwerk catalogue, and particularly a must have for electro DJs.
It’s significant that ‘Remixes’ features some of the biggest DJs in the annals of club culture, since the link between Kraftwerk and DJs has played an integral role in the band’s legacy. The seeds of which were sown in New York one night in 1977 when, on a visit to an afterhours club, Kraftwerk founders Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider witnessed Afrika Bambaataa cut up ‘Trans Europe Express’ and ‘Metal On Metal’ across 2 turntables, stretching it into a 20 minute extended mix that had Black America dancing on its feet. Then came ‘Planet Rock’’ and the rest is history...

Kraftwerk’s creativity sees no stopping in 2022 as they take their multimedia 3-D show around the globe including a 24 date North American tour and a co-headlining appearance with the Chemical Brothers at All Points East, London on Saturday 20th August 2022 – see full dates below.
https://www.allpointseastfestival.com/2022-lineup/

The multimedia exhibition Electro - From Kraftwerk To Techno is currently hosting audiences in Kraftwerk’s native Dusseldorf and runs until May 22nd. Since its appearance in London at the Design Museum in 2019, the exhibition has now been expanded with Ralf Hütter contributing a selection of futuristic new images and graphic designs which perfectly illustrate that unique Kraftwerk vision.
https://www.kunstpalast.de/electro
Accelerationism - UTECD003
Accelerationism
UTECD003
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Ute.Rec)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A mix-CD compiled and mixed by Accelerationism. The CD, which presents 13 tracks in a continuous mix charging full speed underground through frosted moss, fir tree roots and hyphal networks.
Celia Hollander - Time Keeper
Alessandro Cortini - Forse
Alessandro Cortini
Forse
4CD | 2021 | US | Original (Important)
39,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Alessandro Cortini's acclaimed 'Forse' series is available for the first time on CD including an exclusive disc of 'Forse' performed live. Packaged in matte coated digipacks housed in a heavy duty tip-on style outer box. 2021 digital master by Stephan Mathieu.

Composed using only an original Buchla Music Easel, an incredibly rare electronic music instrument designed by Don Buchla, the Forse series features long, romantic compositions full of voluminous, bombastic tones and dripping with thick timbre.
JÜ - III
III
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Rarenoise)
15,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
With each successive release, the world of the Budapest based trio Jü seems to become exponentially larger and encompass an ever expanding range of vibrant and startling influences. The title of their latest reflects the basic fact that this is their third outing as a band and also the tripartite nature of the collective trio. But it also harkens to something mystical and elusive about the number three, a quality of arcane mystery reflected in the number's vital importance in cultures across the globe. That essential fact, rather than any specific meaning, may get at the heart of why the members of Jü - guitarist Adám Mészáros bassist Ern? Hock, and drummer András Halmos opted for the title. More than anything, their music reflects a core drive to explore traditions and ideas from farflung corners of the world, returning with a vital and pulse-quickening sound accented by countless disparate influences yet singularly possessing its own boldly uncategorizable voice.On III that sound is marked by the now - familiar whirlwind of blistering rock, dizzying prog, ferocious free jazz, mesmerizing ambient textures and alluring Eastern European rhythms. This time out, a strong influence from Southeast Asia bleeds its own way into the mix, particularly the gamelan music of Indonesia and the ecstatic devotional songs of India. The mysticism and spiritual intensity of this music melds with the band's immersive potency to conjure an overwhelming sound of compelling complexity and breathtaking vigor. The hybrid sounds become all the richer throughout III with the addition of two special guests, both of whom join the trio on several tracks. Vocalist Dóra Gy?rfi is a Hungarian singer who works primarily in the context of gamelan and wayang groups in Java. Master electronic musician Bálint Bolcsó is a regular collaborator who also joined the band for its previous release,Summa, and adds a limitless array of possibilities to the band's palette.
Strngr & Destryur - Night At The Grindhouse: Part II
Strngr & Destryur
Night At The Grindhouse: Part II
CD | 2021 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
11,69 €* 12,99 € -10%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The boys are back at it! We continue where we left off at the Grindhouse. Brutal, gruesome and phat compositions await you! For all the lovers of Darksynth and for those who like a good scare. Prepare for carnage!
V.A. - Ostgut Ton Fünfzehn + 1
V.A.
Ostgut Ton Fünfzehn + 1
2CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Ostgut Ton)
16,99 €* 19,99 € -15%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Fünfzehn + 1 is a commemorative compilation celebrating 16 years of Ostgut Ton – and the first glimpses of light at the end of a long dark tunnel for parent club Berghain.

Originally planned for release in 2020, the music focuses on the interwoven nature of the label and the club in its multitude of different spaces and musical facets. Ostgut Ton artists and close affiliates worked together in pairs to make music dedicated to five different floors, each represented by a specific 12" vinyl. The result is a diverse selection of sometimes functional, other times more abstract sonic tributes; musical homages to spaces they have both influenced and been influenced by.

With the pandemic having forced the club to close temporarily, the collaborative nature of the 5x12" boxset represents an attempt to transcend varying degrees of isolation and to wrestle with memories of music and space that had been inaccessible. But certainly not forgotten.
Knife, The - Deep cuts
Knife, The
Deep cuts
CD+DVD | 2004 | US | Original (Rabid)
21,99 €*
Release:2004 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
14 tracks incl. 6 bonus tracks & 7 videos!
New Arcades - In The Deepest Of Dreams
New Arcades
In The Deepest Of Dreams
CD | 2021 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
New Arcades are officially back with a synth-packed gem packed with magical textures and a high replay value. A must for synthlovers. Delve into the most wondrous parts of your imagination and enjoy!
Zombie Hyperdrive - Imperium
Vels Trio - Celestial Greens
Vels Trio
Celestial Greens
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Rhythm Section International)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Vels Trio reap their jazz-fusion crop with a stellar 11-track debut album ‘Celestial Greens’ on Rhythm Section International. Wandering through their versatile musical vision, the LP represents the amalgamation of London’s finest jazz players; Jack Stephenson-Oliver on keys (Poppy Ajudha), Dougal Taylor behind the drum kit (Emma Jean- Thackray) and Cameron Dawson on bass (Puma Blue). The end result: 40 minutes of high-fidelity worthy audio elation, destined for the album of year lists.

Incorporating bona fide sleeper hit ‘The Wad’, alongside new singles ‘May As Well Be’, a dreamy jam with funk indebted bass, and ‘Pop Stuff’, a melancholic and potent composition that dissolves into pitched down slowcore. The album soars through psychedelic synth progressions, deep arrangements and finessed groove sections. Recorded mostly in Kate Bush’s personal studio in Welling, Wicker Studios, Vels Trio went through numerous versions of each track until settling on the right take to build the composition from, always considering the album format first and foremost. This arduous process has gilded the record, elevating their musicianship to unseen heights. ‘Celestial Greens’ represents an exploration of a new vision of modern progressive music, consolidating their influence on the emerging UK soul and RnB scenes, whilst creating a sound that’s idiosyncratic yet accessible to any fan of electronic music.
Orax - Love Kills The Demon
Avalanches, The - Since I Left You 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Avalanches, The
Since I Left You 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
2CD | 2021 | UK | Original (XL Recordings)
15,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Pop
The Avalanches are set to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their debut album ‘Since I Left You’ with the release of a deluxe edition this June.

Released in Australia in 2000, and in the US and UK in 2001, ‘Since I Left You’ was hailed as a boundary-pushing release comprised of over 900 individual samples.

The forthcoming deluxe release – out June 4 – features a plethora of additional bonus tracks, including previously unreleased and fresh remixes by the late MF Doom, Black Dice, Leon Vynehall, Sinkane and Carl Craig to name a few. The CD version will also include some of The Avalanches’ remixes of Belle & Sebastian, Manic Street Preachers, Franz Ferdinand and more.
Coil - Love's Secret Domain 30th Anniversar Edition
Coil
Love's Secret Domain 30th Anniversar Edition
CD | 1991 | US | Reissue (Wax Trax!)
16,99 €*
Release:1991 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
The CD Edition includes the remastered 13 tracks and reproduces the original Wax Trax! booklet utilizing new photographs of the Steven Stapleton painting.
Degiheugi - Endless Smile
V.A. - Heisei No Oto - Japanese Left-Field Pop From The CD Age (1989-1996)
V.A.
Heisei No Oto - Japanese Left-Field Pop From The CD Age (1989-1996)
2CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
20,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Music From Memory is excited to announce a special compilation that they’ve been working on for some time now; Mfm053 – VA – Heisei No Oto – Japanese Left-field Pop From The CD Age (1989-1996). Compiled by long-time friends of the label, Eiji Taniguchi and Norio Sato, Heisei No Oto delves into a world of music released almost exclusively on CD and brings together a fascinating selection of discoveries from a little known and overlooked part of Japan’s musical history. The last ten or so years have seen a global wave of interest in Japanese music encompassing ambient, jazz, new wave and pop records from the 1980s, some of which is increasingly considered the most innovative and visionary music of that time. Although some music from this period, in the form of ‘City Pop’ or ‘rare groove’ records, had been coveted by collectors and DJs for a number of years, most Japanese music from the time was little known outside and often even within Japan. Sometime around the mid 2000s, two Osaka record store owners, Eiji Taniguchi of Revelation Time and Norio Sato of Rare Groove, along with a handful of deep Japanese diggers such as Chee Shimizu of Organic Music records in Tokyo, began to explore beyond the typical ‘grooves’ or ‘breaks’. Much like their counterparts in Europe and the US, they began delving into home-grown ambient, jazz, new wave and pop records, discovering visionary music, often driven by synthesizers or drum computers, that broke beyond the typical confines of their genres. Spending tireless hours in local record stores and embarking on digging trips across the country, Eiji Taniguchi and Norio Sato, much like Chee Shimizu, have been at the forefront of unearthing and introducing many of the very Japanese records now loved and sought after around the world. Yet as YouTube algorithms and vinyl reissues would transport such music into the global consciousness and demand and therefore scarcity intensified for such records, so Eiji and Norio have recently begun to turn their attention to CDs. The title of the compilation Heisei No Oto refers to the sound of the Heisei era, which began in 1989 and corresponds to the reign of Emperor Akihito until his abdication in 2019. Marking the culmination of one of the most rapid economic growths in Japanese history, 1989 also coincided with the music industry’s final shift away from vinyl in favour of CDs. And, although compact discs were first introduced seven years earlier it wasn’t until late into the ‘80s that, beyond dance music labels, CDs became the exclusive format for major and independent labels in Japan and throughout the world. This however didn’t signal the end of the innovation in Japan. Many of those same musicians who have become known for their work in the ‘80s would continue to produce outstanding music well into the mid ‘90s, as greater innovation and advances in musical equipment allowed Japanese musicians and producers to refine and explore new sounds. While musicians such as the seminal Haruomi Hosono, whose productions feature on a number of tracks, would continue to push the boundaries of these new technologies, these technological advances also meant less established musicians were able to make use of increasingly affordable but state-of-the-art equipment. Including music by Haruomi Hosono as well as Yasuaki Shimizu, Toshifumi Hinata and Ichiko Hashimoto who have become known and loved around the world in recent years, Hesei No Oto also features Japanese pop star Yosui Inoue, producers Jun Sato and Keisuke Kikuchi in aaddition to less established artists from the contemporary, jazz, new wave, pop and dance music scenes. Bringing together a selection of tracks that seem to define these specific genres and in fact move fluidly between a number of them, the music on the compilation is again underscored by experimentations with synthesizers and drum computers though with something of a gentle Pop sensibility. Reimagined here then under the encompassing term ‘Left-field Pop’, this is an exciting chapter in Japanese musical history that has only just begun to be fully explored. VA - Heisei No Oto - Japanese Left-field Pop From The CD Age (1989-1996) is a 2xLP/2xCD that includes liner notes by Chee Shimizu and artwork by Hagihara Takuya and is released on February 28th.
V.A. - Virtual Dreams: Ambient Explorations In The House & Techno Age 1993-1997
V.A.
Virtual Dreams: Ambient Explorations In The House & Techno Age 1993-1997
2CD | 2020 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Music From Memory is delighted to be turning 50 with a special release: Mfm050 - V/A - Virtual Dreams: Ambient Explorations In The House & Techno Age, 1993-1997 (3xLP/2xCD). The first in a series of compilations, alongside more in depth artist-focused releases, Virtual Dreams will delve into music produced during the 1990’s that redefined the boundaries of ‘Ambient’. This was music that explored the possibilities of Ambient music within a new setting, created often by House & Techno music producers for a world beyond dance floors but made very much with the pre and post-clubbing listener in mind. When House and Techno exploded out of America in the mid 1980s a whole generation was redefined not only musically but also culturally and chemically speaking. Peaking, quite literally, with a second ‘Summer of Love’ in 1988, millions of young people across the world would experience the life-changing ups of a brave new world but with it of course came the downs; enter the concept of a ‘Chill-out’ room. Whilst early Chill-out rooms lacked a specific sound and were often soundtracked by music such as reggae and soul, slowly young Techno and House producers themselves would become increasingly interested in developing a futuristic ‘Ambient’ soundtrack to a world beyond the thud of the main room. ‘Ambient’ in this new age now though had sharper teeth than in Brian Eno's key text for ‘Music for Airports’, instead here the sounds were the mode of transport rather than the backdrop. While the melodies were pretty, the soundscape steered away from the pastoral, dreaming of outer-space and technology as opening up exciting new dimensions. Much like in the first Summer Of Love; the musicians were again exploring psychedelic, mind-altering and transcendental possibilities of music. And also much as in the first Summer Of Love, a psychedelic visual language would accompany the music. Though now the tracks could be accompanied by music videos, utilising early CGI techniques, they would look almost entirely to the future: envisioning technology, nature and humanity intertwined in a new Utopian future. Virtual Dreams of a better world. From Ambient and early Chill-out classics, to lesser known one-off projects, as well as Ambient deviations by some of House and Techno’s leading producers, Volume One of Virtual Dreams features tracks by Bedouin Ascent, LA Synthesis, LFO, Marc Hollander, Mark Pritchard & Kirsty Hawkshaw, Richard H. Kirk and more. To celebrate our 50th release the first 1000 copies include a holographic 'Virtual Dreams' sticker plus a special insert poster with artwork by Victoria Pacheco and design by Steele Bonus.
V.A. - Respect The Unexpected - In The Age Of Sci-​Fi
V.A.
Respect The Unexpected - In The Age Of Sci-​Fi
LP+CD | 2020 | EU | Original (Kashual Plastik)
32,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The sleeves are DIY screen printed and the jacket is built out of wire fence! Kӣr is there with two tracks "Basamaci" on vinyl and "Altro non è'l mi'amor" on CD!
Deetron - DJ-Kicks
Cinematic Orchestra, The - To Believe
Cinematic Orchestra, The
To Believe
CD | 2019 | UK | Original (Ninja Tune)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The Cinematic Orchestra are back with a definitive new album that explores a timeless question of vital importance in 2019 - what to believe? Founding member Jason Swinscoe and longtime partner Dominic Smith have enlisted album contributions from collaborators old and new: Moses Sumney, Roots Manuva, Heidi Vogel, Grey Reverend (vocalist on Bonobo’s 'First Fires’), Dorian Concept and Tawiah (Mark Ronson, Kindness), Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Flying Lotus, Anderson Paak, Thundercat, Hiatus Kaiyote) features on strings and photographer and visual artist Brian “B+” Cross collaborated with Swinscoe and Smith on the album’s concept. The record was mixed by multiple Grammy winner Tom Elmhirst (David Bowie, Frank Ocean, Adele) in Jimi Hendrix’s legendary Electric Lady studios. The album artwork comes courtesy of The Designers Republic™ (Aphex Twin).
Robert Hood - DJ Kicks
Robert Hood
DJ Kicks
CD | 2018 | EU | Original (!K7)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Detroit’s pioneering techno giant Robert Hood is next to take the reins of the DJ-Kicks mix series. His timeless 22 track offering includes four of his own new exclusives, and will come on CD as well as with a 2 x 12” vinyl sampler.
Taggy Matcher - Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 5
Taggy Matcher
Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 5
CD | 2012 | EU | Original (Stix)
13,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
The King of “Reggae vs Hip-Hop” remixes is back with a new and last LP collecting all his 7inches released over the past few months and a bunch of unreleased new Rocksteady remixes, done for the occasion. Yaaaayyyyy!
Mato - Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 4
Mato
Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 4
CD | 2012 | EU | Original (Stix)
13,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
Stix Recordings rounds up all those essential Mato 7" anthems onto this extended player. Shabbbbbbbba!
Drexciya - Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller I
Drexciya
Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller I
CD | 2011 | EU | Original (Clone Classic Cuts)
14,24 €* 14,99 € -5%
Release:2011 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
First part of the Drexciya re-issue series! Drexciya is one of the most influential techno project ever. Part of the heritage of Detroit's Underground Resistance, he explored techno music like no-one else before. The aesthetics and the mythical approach combined with the unique music made this one of the biggest cult projects in techno music. Drexciya arguably stands for the darker side of techno and electro.
Taggy Matcher - Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 3
Taggy Matcher
Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 3
CD | 2010 | EU | Original (Stix)
14,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
following the success of volume 1, here comes the second LP release by Taggy Matcher, those days most creative reggae hip hop producer. Total quality, original riddims supporting the cream of hip hop vocal performances !
Zake - Sound Space Variations
Zake
Sound Space Variations
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Past Inside The Present)
19,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
"Sound Space Variations" is a delicate and restrained sound bath. A mix of atmospheric, suspenseful drone sounds and meditative aspects. It is an album made for those moments when we just are. zake has managed to capture the moments that lie between sounds; the unagitated murmurs and atmospheric hisses. The artist connects this in-between-world and our earthly one with calm and sonorous scores, making us think about everything and nothing. The six pieces on the record do not seem heavy-headed or overloaded but much more airy, wide and open for interpretations. They stimulate the imagination - in a wonderfully unbiased way. In the last track. James Bernhard mixed and mastered the album, written and produced by drone artist zake, at Ambient Mountain House Studio. zake himself provided the artwork and photos himself."
Midori Takada - Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter
Midori Takada
Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (WRWTFWW)
18,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 08.07.2022
Wrwtfww Records and MEG Museum (Geneva) are honored to present the first new solo album by renowned Japanese percussionist Midori Takada (Through The Looking Glass) in 23 years, Cutting Branches From A Temporary Shelter, available on vinyl LP, housed in a 350gsm sleeve, with OBI, and liner notes, as well as on digipack CD.

Recorded in a live setting and played with instruments conserved in the collections of the MEG Museum, Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter is Midori Takada’s very own rendition of "Nhemamusasa", a traditional work emblematic of the musical repertoire for mbira of the Shona of Zimbabwe, well known worldwide, thanks notably to its version by Paul F. Berliner included on the famed 1973 album The Soul of Mbira.

The choice of this title by Midori Takada evokes the links between traditional African and contemporary music which are the foundation of this work, and it also translates the resolutely multicultural vision of the artist.

Midori Takada explains: "African music is remarkable for its polyrhythms. Not only are there simultaneously several rhythmic motifs, sometimes as many as ten, but furthermore it may be that the part played by each musician has its own starting point and its own pace, all combining to form a cycle. All the cycles progress at the same time according to a single metrical structure which functions as a reference point, but which is not played by any one person from beginning to end. The structure emerges out of the multi-level parts, all different. With the Shona, the musical system is based on the polymelody: one performs simultaneously several melodic lines which are superimposed, each having its own rhythmic organization. It is truly captivating. In Western classical music, one four-beat rhythm induces some precise temporal framework and regular reference points, which come on the strong beats 1 and 3. But in the logic of the Shona musical system, and in other African music, the melody can begin in the very middle of the cycle and be continued up to some other place in an autonomous manner, as if it had its own personality. It’s very rich."

The album comes with in-depth liner notes that include an interview by Midori Takada, a point of view by Zimbabwean scholar, musician and activist Forward Mazuruse, and background information on the project by Isabel Garcia Gomez and Madeleine Leclair from MEG Museum. The sleeve features an artwork by celebrated Zimbabwean painter Portia Zvavahera. Part of the budget for the album was donated to Forward Mazuruse’s Music For Development Foundation whose aim is to identify, nurture, and record young but underprivileged musicians in Zimbabwe.

The album is released in conjunction with Midori Takada and Shomyo of Koya-san's You Who Are Leaving To Nirvana, also available on LP and CD on Wrwtfww Records.
Orbital - 30 Something
Orbital
30 Something
2CD | 2022 | EU | Original (London)
21,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 15.07.2022
2 x CD in deluxe 4 page digisleeve,cmyk+special panton, U V Matt, 12 page booklet ,cmyk+special panton , including new sleeve notes by Andrew Harrison.Sticker. Orbital missed their actual thirtieth anniversary due to lockdown, but it gave Paul and Phil pause to think and find a way to celebrate their past that was actually about the future. Unlike other Best Of’s, the ‘30-Something’ album contains reworks, remakes, remixes and re-imaginings of landmark Orbital tracks based on the duo’s unrivalled live show. Satan, The Box, Impact, Belfast and more appear in new 30-something guises, familiar yet new, time reversing, yesterday becoming tomorrow. Plus new track ‘Smiley’ Also including remixes from Yotto, Anna, Jon Hopkins, Dusky, Joris Voorn, Logo 1000, Eli Brown, Shanti Celeste and more. Deluxe 4x 180 Grs Vinyl Boxset , with Slip Mat & 12’’x12’’ Booklet. / 2 X CD editio
Marxist Love Disco Ensemble - Mlde
Marxist Love Disco Ensemble
Mlde
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 16.09.2022
Sounding simultaneously from the past, the present, and the future, the debut album 'mlde' by Marxist Love Disco Ensemble seeks to eradicate both the trite from disco and the sobriety from political music. Half poetic, half tongue-in-cheek, this stunning compact eight-track album is influenced by Eastern European and Mediterranean 70s disco records. In the words of band member Paolo, ''it was written in response to hearing 'I love America' by Patrick Juvet. The song prompted the question: why does disco, a genre originally created by oppressed minorities, eventually become synonymous with American capitalist excess?" Mlde seeks to break this connection.

Merging disco, post-disco 80s pop, and boogie into the fold, 'mlde' was recorded using only analogue instruments, giving it warmth and space. Recorded on cassette, ¼ and ½ inch tape, this gives moments of lo-fi abstraction between the beats of an aggressive, tight drum kit. Instruments used for this recording range from saxophone, trumpet, harpsichord, guitar, and rare analogue synthesisers. The bass sound is shaped by early 80s boogie records, whilst the influence of artists such as Hamlet Minassian can be heard in some of Mlde's more driving-disco outings, such as 'Hues of Red'. In the tradition of Soviet vocal group records, which the band has studied, some songs are sung by a vocal quartet in homage to this tradition.

Tracks such as '1905' and 'Brumaire' have a greater pop aesthetic, with Paolo's vocal style on these more pop-driven songs evoking early 80s bands such as Orange Juice and Chas Jankel.

The format and message of pop and disco are commonly viewed just to entertain and move bodies around a dancefloor; however, lyrically, the subjects range from dialectical and historical materialism, class struggle, Marxist theory and praxis, as well as the concept of Marxist disco music.

Adding the icing to the cake, mastering don Joker aka Liam McLean dusted the album with his magic, giving the songs space where the room is needed, as well as the kick and punch demanded by the modern dancefloor.

Yes, this is a press release, and they are always full of hype, but we were blown away when we heard this album, and we hope it enriches you too.
Luca Lozano - Man Of Science
Luca Lozano
Man Of Science
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Klasse Wrecks)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
Klasse Wrecks is proud to present Luca Lozano's 4th album, a collection of both previously unreleased and brand new material. Recorded between the years of 2015 and 2022 and in the locations of various studios in Berlin and Sheffield, 'Man Of Science' collates some of the producers most accomplished and interesting work to date. Choosing to release an album on CD in the current climate of vinyl-fetishistic domination may seem a risky move but longtime followers will know Mr. Lozano was never one to follow trends blindly and chooses to plough his own path whilst the world patiently waits in line for their turn. The title track from the album opens with sampled words from astrophysicist and planetry scientist Neil Degrasse Tyson and hints at the overarching theme of the album, in an increasingly polarised world Luca Lozano plants his flag firmly in the moondust and stands by his belief solarsystem. 'Man Of Science' opens with 'End of Line 2' a follow up to the original track released on Super Rhythm Trax in 2015. The slow stomp of breakbeats and alien rhythms stride alongside complex layers of Kawai-strings and haunting FX, resulting in a trademark styling of a Lozano track that refuses to be categorised. Elsewhere the stubborn bounce of 'Celestrial Being' fuses a House feeling with a retro rave aesthetic, culminating in a beautifully orchestrated crescendo that is sure to illuminate the moodiest of listeners. Tracks like 'Prognosis' show off Lozano's flair and interest in early Progressive House, an irresistably functional groove pair with pianos and stabs Gat Decor would proud of. The album rounds of with the bonus track 'vip', which features a sample taken from the Spike Jonze produced documentary 'Whats Up, Fatlip? and is a perfect example of the type of track that lies hidden in one of Lozano's many forgotten hard drives. Defiantly imperfect and with a tongue firmly lodged in cheek, the track gives a glimpse into the producers relentless worth ethic and also a sneak peek into the mountain of music that possibly lies unreleased. The 10 track CD album comes complete with obi-strip and fold out poster and is limited to 500 copies.
Midori Takada - You Who Are Leaving To Nirvana
Midori Takada
You Who Are Leaving To Nirvana
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (WRWTFWW)
18,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 08.07.2022
Wrwtfww Records and MEG Museum (Geneva) are ecstatic to announce a new full length album by celebrated Japanese percussionist Midori Takada (Through The Looking Glass), in collaboration with Buddhist monks belonging to the Samgha group of the Shingon school of Koya-san, led by Reverend Syuukoh Ikawa. You Who Are Leaving To Nirvana is available on half speed mastered vinyl LP, housed in a 350gsm sleeve, with OBI, and liner notes, as well as on digipack CD.

Recorded at The Premises Studio (London) and in Tokyo in 2019,You Who are Leaving to Nirvana is a majestic work combining a suite of six Buddhist liturgical chants and a musical creation by Midori Takada. The Buddhist chants come from three types of repertoires: shomyo ("Teisan", "Unga-Bai", "Sange", "Taiyo"), but also goeika ("Kannon-Daiji") and mantra ("Hannya-Singyo").

After supervising the recording of the Buddhist chants, Midori Takada added her own compositions, with subtle layers of percussion and the melodies of her beloved marimba, giving full life to the sacred texts.

Reverend Syuukoh Ikawa explains: "Shomyo is a form of declamation of sacred esoteric texts, inherited over many generations. The power of words goes far beyond their mere pronunciation. I think there is something that words alone cannot really convey. If I recite prayers in a musical way, the feeling transmitted will be even stronger than if I say it normally, in everyday language. I think that the musicality of a work carries a hidden power that cannot be expressed in words alone. The setting of the music has an additional power for you and for those around you who listen to it. The words of a song are not just words set to music. They carry an additional hidden power that cannot be expressed in any other way. Listening to Midori Takada's musical performance, the words truly seem to come alive."

Original recordings of the Buddhist chants are held in the International Archives of Folk Music (iafm) at the MEG Museum in Geneva. The album sleeve features an artwork by famed Japanese sculptor Katsura Funakoshi selected by Midori Takada. You Who Are Leaving To Nirvana is released in conjunction with Midori Takada's Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter, also available on LP and CD on Wrwtfww Records.
Stilz & Castroe - Contact
Stilz & Castroe
Contact
CD | 2022 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
‣ Pressed onto Red Sony 80 minute Mdw80t MiniDiscs.

‣ Comes with Mini Disc insert boasting full color 6 panels of supreme artwork with high quality covering, and Includes album tracklistings.

‣ Mini disc is enclosed in high quality jewel casing.
Malente - Rip it up
Andrew Tasselmyer - Music For Non-Existent Films
Andrew Tasselmyer
Music For Non-Existent Films
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Somewherecold)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Soundtracks
Preorder shipping from 12.08.2022
Andrew Tasselmyer already has quite an extensive discography, with solo albums released on labels like Laaps, Eilean Recs, Constellation Tatsu, Home Normal, etcetera – but also as a member of Hotel Neon, Gray Acres, Mordançage as well as various collaborative projects.

Music For Nonexistent Films, released on Somewherecold Records this time, consists of largely improvised material, inspired by photographs of Philadelphia (where he currently lives). As far as I know, the photos are not included in the release (apart from the cover image of course), so it’s up to you to relate the music to images of your own surroundings. This should not be too hard because, as the album title already suggests, this is very ‘visual’ music.
Gohda - Posted In The Back Of The Club
Gohda
Posted In The Back Of The Club
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Dawn)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
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R&B from Godha on Dawn
Modern Collapse - Usual Case Scenario
Modern Collapse
Usual Case Scenario
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Dawn)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
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Hajj's Dawn label returns with a limited CD drop from Modern Collaspe Recommended if you're into Youth & Bfdm.
Auffthorn - Vestigial Wing
Auffthorn
Vestigial Wing
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Wherethetimegoes)
8,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
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Limited run CD of beatless ambient from Auffthorn on wherethetimegoes
Sean Being - Faux Window
Sean Being
Faux Window
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Wherethetimegoes)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
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Blissed out ambient meets shoegaze on wherethetimegoes.
Areliz Ramos - Frio
Areliz Ramos
Frio
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Where To Now?)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
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Where to Now? are proud to present the debut LP from Peru based and born Areliz Ramos. ‘Frio’ seeks to explore the common reality of isolation and melancholy which exists when stepping away from our roots towards a solo global exploration of culture and place. Recorded between spells in London, Berlin, and Lima, 'Frio’ attempts to soak up experimental & electronic subcultural scenes within these environments, resulting in a body of work which seeks to connect, longs to feel, and yearns to regain a sense of belonging.

Previously recording under the moniker ‘Milkshlk’ (Female Pressure, Napp), Areliz’s sound shuffles all over the place - from occupying the same deep haze, ethereal, smudged, and downtempo space championed by the likes of Boards of Canada, Odd Nosdam, Seefeel etc, to carrying an unassuming boom bap sensibility and confidence at times, to stepping back and opening widely to experimentation, extended field recordings and tonal subtleties.

The LP begins with title track ‘Frio’, an orchestral and meditative movement in which inaudible, hushed conversations flicker in and out of focus, before the playful piano samples of ‘This Track Is For You’ swing into motion, with a prolonged sampling of a loving ‘pep talk’ from father to daughter welcoming jazzwise flutters and swirling melodies, eventually collapsing under a wave of distortion.

‘Euduvin’ switches focus to what we can only assume is a nod to the warmth and belonging felt for Areliz’s native Peru home, where a long form field recording captures distant nature, environment, and hushed intimate conversations, floating below a swell of warm ambience. All this is intentionally juxtaposed with the start of the next piece ‘Sang’, instantly evoking anxiety and dread, signifying the disconnect between the comfort of ‘home’ and the disconnect felt when moving on… ‘Samos’ develops into a melee of dizzying underwater bass and percussive experimentation, before returning to a wandering dread.

‘Emails’ tells tales of the heart and communication breakdown over what could be a lost cut from Los Angeles era Flying Lotus before we hear the most unnerving cut on the record ‘Kabal’, again conveying isolation and unease via it’s shards of sharp tone and off kilter rhythm, building into a emotive, heads down clash.

‘Driller 1’ sees the return of Areliz’s more exuberant side, where dense, straight faced ambience skittishly flips to sudden joyful bass dives and unpretentious sample phases. ‘Ava’ rounds us out with the hum of Cicada’s, drifting throughout the album’s closing 8 minutes, becoming buried under layers of hopeful texture, and serene warmth.
Atop / City Of Dawn - Starwind
Atop / City Of Dawn
Starwind
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (El Gran E)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
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During the later stages of 2020, Damien Duque (City of Dawn) and M Cody McPhail (atop) decided to begin writing a collaborative album together. Their styles, although different, compliment each other extremely well and it became apparent that this project would end up flowing out of them with ease. They shared wav files and recording parts individually at each other homes over a few months. City of Dawn's smooth reverbed tonal compositions mixed with ATOP's rougher and meandering synth lines gives the Starwind lp its expansive and cosmic qualities.
Paradox, The (Jean-Phi Dary & Jeff Mills) - Live At Montreux Jazz Festival
Paradox, The (Jean-Phi Dary & Jeff Mills)
Live At Montreux Jazz Festival
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Axis)
20,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Techno legend Jeff Mills and keyboard wizard Jean-Phi Dary embark on an exciting, ground-breaking musical trip that takes Techno and electronic dance music to a new level. In the past Jeff has spoken of the need to, "take a few steps back and try andassess what has been done, and what might need to be approached to be able to go forward." Paradox: Live at Montreux is the result.
Kristen Gallerneaux - Strung Figures
Ferro Taylor - Serious Soft
Charlie & The Oscillator - Journey Of Echoes
Charlie & The Oscillator
Journey Of Echoes
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Polytechnic Youth)
9,49 €* 9,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
London duo Charlie And The Oscillator present an expanded edition of their 2020 debut studio album ‘Journey Of Echoes’. A scintillating blend of breakbeats, synth and tastefully placed samples - including spoken-word sections by New York subway system P.A. announcer Charlie Pellett - the album has drawn favourable comparisons with Death In Vegas and The Crystal Method.
Broken English Club - Jealous God 04
Broken English Club
Jealous God 04
12" | 2014 | EU | Reissue (Jealous God)
11,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
2022 repress

Hot as lava! Broken English Club delivers the 4th chapter of Jealous God! Comes as usual with a Mix CD.
Trust Fund Ozu - Tribute Summon
Trust Fund Ozu
Tribute Summon
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Needlejuice)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
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Bold, anthemic & controversial, Trust Fund Ozu's Tribute Summon bares her soul as pure hyperpop. Faye Fadem supercharges addictive hooks with ingenious production and lyrics as irreverent as they are personal. Spawning several viral singles such as “Poison Ivy,” “Peppermint” and “Succubus,” Trust Fund Ozu proves that there is absolutely no-one else like her. Features special guests Ben Levin and Justice Cow, with mixing by Angel Marcloid.
Yunis - Mulid El-Magnoun
Yunis
Mulid El-Magnoun
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Akuphone)
17,99 €* 19,99 € -10%
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
"Mulid El-Magnoun” addresses the term ‘moulid’ and its various manifestations it takes on in Egyptian folk music. Here, the word ‘moulid’ does not exclusively refer to Sufi moulids: rather also the intertwined artistic spaces that lie between the moulid in its Sufi sense and what it carries in distinctive rhythmic patterns, musical instruments, and artistic forms, and the moulid as a musical genre originating from folk weddings that enjoy special aesthetics and unique styles.

Through this project, Yunis tries to explore the spaces where those two concepts collide through producing an original musical composition which reflects his own vision and understanding of ‘moulids’ as well as the manifestations the word carries within him.

About Yunis:

Yunis (b. 1994 - Kafr El-Dauwar) is an Egyptian musician and music Producer. He has produced two albums until now; «The Blue Djinn Dance» which was his first solo album, and «Ya Khal» which was a collaborative work with Ibrahim X. He is also a co-founder of Kafr El-Dauwar Records, an independent digital record label interested in contemporary and experimental music, founded by a group of young artists with the aim of creating a musical movement in the city, by supporting a group of artists to start their music from Kafr El-Dauwar with the potential of going with the music to the farthest point it could arrive.

In his music, Yunis seeks inspiration from the popular Egyptian folkloric heritage, which boasts many instruments, tools, and musical styles. He then reads and analyzes the musical legacy and presents it with the forms of his contemporary time.
Merzbow - Material Action 2 (N-A-M)
Merzbow
Material Action 2 (N-A-M)
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Important)
17,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
First time on CD for this classic Merzbow duo album from 1983.

Material Action is a favorite among early Merzbow free-music, junk-noise workouts. Psychedelic improvised instrumental energy abounds on this essential early recording that is Pure Merz.

Masami Akita plays tapes, percussion, electro-acoustic noise, organ Kiyoshi Mizutani overdubs tapes, synthesizer, violin, machine noise
Merzbow & Arcane Device - Merzbow & Arcane Device
Merzbow & Arcane Device
Merzbow & Arcane Device
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Important)
17,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Japan's leading noise luminary Merzbow meets American electro-feedback artist Arcane Device as they mix and manipulate each other's work. The result are droning, bubbling sonic textures that are as serene as they are extreme pushing the boundaries and meeting in the middle. Both artists contribute long-form manipulations that inspire contemplation as much as highly caffeinated charges of sonic skullduggery. Sonic textures take center stage on Merzbow & Arcane Device.

David Lee Meyers aka Arcane Device has been building electronics and creating feedback based electronic music since the late 70's. He has collaborated with Tod Dockstader, Kim Cascone, Asmus Tietchens among others.

Masami Akita's legendary Merzbow project has established him as an international electronic phenomenon and this collaboration with Arcane Device is being released at the same time as a 20th anniversary reissue of his Merzbeat album and a CD reissue of his 1983 album Material Action, all on Important Records.
Gothenburg Sound Workshop - Gothenburg Sound Workshop
Gothenburg Sound Workshop
Gothenburg Sound Workshop
2CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Discreet Music)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
New 50-minute opus from Gothenburg Sound Workshop. Imagine a handcuffed Terry Riley driving a ice cream truck down in the Göta Älv. The second disc compiles both Förlag För Fri Musik albums (released in small vinyl editions in 2020 and 2021 respectively). Together the three albums creates a massive trilogy of stripped down, melancholic and introspective synth minimalism. Six-panel digipack, edition of 500 copies. Discreet Music Cd04.
Biomass - B-Trade
Biomass
B-Trade
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Modal Analysis)
11,19 €* 13,99 € -20%
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Panos Kyveleas a.k.a. Biomass returns to Modal Analysis after his debut EP "M.D.O.F. in 2015, in collaboration with Italian performers R.O.M. 'B-Trade' is his first album since 2009, debuting also the CD catalogue of the Athens' label. Focusing on instruments like Cretan Lyra and Violin, this is an ambient/drone cinematic album of 12 tracks by the Greek musician credits.
Maoupa Mazzocchetti Presents - Uxy Dosing© Vol.2 (Nine Tracks Unselected By Judaah)
Maoupa Mazzocchetti Presents
Uxy Dosing© Vol.2 (Nine Tracks Unselected By Judaah)
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Bfdm X Maoupa Mazzocchetti)
15,29 €* 16,99 € -10%
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
UXY Dosing© (ud) is a maximalist genre of electronic music that refers to sound productions that make for a radical succession to the minimalist genre, regardless of style and aesthetic practice though mainly associated with the field of sound arts.

More precisely, it designates that which embraces heterogeneity and allows for complex systems of juxtapositions and collisions, in which all outside influences are viewed as potential raw material. However, UD relies more on singular experimentation rather than the addition of musical characteristics attached to specific genres. Subsequently, UXY Dosing© gives birth to MDM (Maximal Dance Music) which, beyond a sole matter of genre, remains linked to the high consumption of dextrose associated with milk, which de facto shares the same acronym as MDM (Maximal Dextrose & Milk). Read : Dextrose, energiser or poison?
Cubicolor - Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night
Cubicolor
Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night
CD | 2020 | EU | Original (Anjunadeep)
10,49 €* 13,99 € -25%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
In 2016 they released their debut album ‘Brainsugar’ via acclaimed independent label Anjunadeep. Accumulating over 40 million streams, the album won praise from Mixmag, Resident Advisor, Consequence of Sound and DJ Mag, who described it as “a startlingly accomplished debut” in their 9/10 review.

Originally an electronic duo comprised of Dutch producers Ariaan and Peter, Cubicolor became a three-piece band with the arrival of British singer-songwriter Tim in 2015, after collaborating on breakthrough single ‘Falling’. A published poet and playwright, Tim’s musical upbringing was rooted in playing guitar and listening to Nick Drake. Combined with Ariaan’s encyclopedic knowledge of electronic music and Peter’s love of late romantic classical, created what Clash described as “a beautiful, haunting fusion of ideas.”

In 2018 the band delivered, and then shelved, their second album…

“It had twelve tracks, a different name, all the artwork was done and a date was set for it to be released.

We got home and listened to it, then called each other and decided to drop the whole thing. The next week we went back into the studio and started again.

We loved the record we made but for some reason, it didn't feel right, so we didn't keep anything, we shut ourselves on the boat in Amsterdam where we work and didn't stop until we'd written a new album.”

A year after going back to the drawing board, the trio now presents ‘Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night’. Inspired by the cycles of time, and the cyclical movements of the planets, the new 12 track record weaves together themes of loss, hope, and acceptance.

“There were a lot of moments when we weren't sure we'd ever find what it was we were looking for. On the way, we lost friends, lost loves, battled health issues, lost an album, lost each other and came back together again. It feels like a lifetime has passed but the world keeps spinning and I guess we knew we would eventually find our strength and make the album we wanted to make.”

Showcasing their remarkable production techniques and textured sound design throughout the album, Cubicolor continues their unconventional rise to the upper ranks of the electronic music world.

The band will celebrate the album release with a listening event in London in February 2020, before taking their live show to festivals around the world in the summer.
Odd Ned - Long Mile Works
Odd Ned
Long Mile Works
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Wherethetimegoes)
11,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Brilliant album from Odd Ned on wherethetimegoes. If you were in the Frog of Earth album they released earlier this year then this is highly recommended!
Röyksopp - Profound Mysteries
Brainwaltzera - Itsame
Brainwaltzera
Itsame
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Film)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
On his sophomore album “itsame” on Film, Brainwaltzera navigates the turbulent waters of personal crossroads with cautious optimism for an uncertain future. Drawing comparisons with his debut full-length "Poly-Ana", an equally introspective album that explores broader conceptual themes, the artist hesitantly describes the new record as a very personal affair. Acting as a kind of “journal” of the last four years of his life, each of the 17 tracks directly relate to events and experiences that transpired during their composition.
Sven Väth - Catharsis
Sven Väth
Catharsis
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Cocoon)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Catharsis is Sven Väth's first solo album in almost 20 years, and the 50th album to be released on his incomparable label, Cocoon Recordings. Produced alongside Gregor Tresher, it arrives on 25 February 2022 and is a musical autobiography that charts Svens most extraordinary life in techno.

Without the West German-born Väth, techno would look, sound and feel very different. Since falling in love with electronic music and DJing in 1981, his dedication to the art has never faltered. He plays every party as if it were his last. His broad smile has connected with millions of people around the world. His colourful and curious character has imbued techno with a personality it was often lacking. His selections remain hugely unpredictable, despite the fact that he has been playing around the world for more than 40 years. To remain not only relevant but innovative after so long is a testament to Sven's ability to connect through music on a deeper level.

Technically, of course, he is a DJ who can play for thirty hours and not miss a beat. His track selections seem almost divine, and his aura is certainly otherworldly. But more than that, he is a ringleader who is able to mix the artful side of techno with the playful side of partying. Most famously he has done this for more than 20 years at his iconic Cocoon parties in Ibiza. They single-handedly introduced techno to the White Isle and have been its beating heart ever since. Under his charge, strict style guidelines and exaggerated pigeonholing no longer apply. Instead, he has perfected the art of playing far and wide while always remaining true to his own musical identity.

In the studio, Sven has always been just as unique. He has worked under several aliases but always brought a fresh perspective. Whether securing chart hits as part of OFF in the eighties, serving up brutalist techno and trance-tinged sounds in the nineties or crafting major label albums in the 2000s, his music has remained utterly forward-looking. That legacy continues with Catharsis as Sven teams up with highly respected producer Gregor Tresher for his latest long-form offering. Tresher has long been part of the Cocoon family and is a revered artist in his own right, when the two got together in the studio it was clear they had an instant connection and there would only be one person fit to co-author this LP.

It is a record inspired by Sven's interest in the physical and spiritual processes that take place when we dance. "They are realms into which we immerse ourselves to experience our own mysticism and ecstasy," he muses. "Dancing is a conversation between body and soul and it spiritually connects us with each other." Because of the pandemic, that is of course a feeling that we all missed out on for so long. "No dancing, no paradise!" says Sven. "My imagination for this record was fueled by the many cultural experiences and encounters I have had in my life. They gave me the strength to find a way, the way to myself." And that way to himself is through music, through purifying dancing rituals and the exchange of spiritual energies that are generated in the club.

The thirteen-track album explores all facets of Sven's sound. It opens with the stomping drums but sleek synths of 'What I Used To Play' and unfolds through deep and dirty rhythms like 'The Worm', subtly euphoric highs on 'The Inner Voice' and the bubbly tribalism of the title track. There is the impassioned call-to-arms that is 'Feiern', peak-time melodic workout 'Mystic Voices' and soothing electronic lullabies like 'Being In Love'. The second half of the album takes in many more twists and turns such as the exotic strings and driving drums of 'Butoh', the paranoid techno minimalism of 'nyx' and expansive synthscapes of ambient gem 'The Cranes Of Gangtey Valley' before things play out though rugged beats and emotive chords on 'We Are', which is named after the idea that we are what we think. "With our thoughts, we make the world.? says Sven.

Then comes the moody reflection of 'Silvi's Dream', which was written in French for Sven's girlfriend. Last but not least we have the immersive dream that is 'Panta Rhei', which completes a trio of electronica tunes on the album. Ambient music has been an integral part on almost every album Sven has written because it can bring a certain emotional deepness, a quality that Sven always has been looking for.

'Catharsis' is an adventurous album that captures the good times, the sad times and, most importantly, the times of hope.
Meitei - Kofu II
Xhin - Sword
Xhin
Sword
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Stroboscopic Artefacts)
10,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Xhin's debut album on Stroboscopic Artefacts, 'Sword', showcases the breath of his vision. As the second full-length release on Stroboscopic Artefacts, 'Sword' stretches the remit of the label's identity ever further. Produced and recorded in Singapore, Xhin plucks sounds from the outer edges of electronic music and fuses them together. Xhin's approach revels not only in a hybrid sound palette but it's also an album designed for multiple contexts. It's a record typified by duality. Xhin's process seamlessly traversed analogue and digital production, and 'Sword' harbours electronic music that ranges from brutal club sounds to deep and delicate murmurs.
Dadub - You Are Eternity
Dadub
You Are Eternity
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Stroboscopic Artefacts)
10,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
'You Are Eternity' is the third album to be released on Stroboscopic Artefacts and comes from two of the minds who have shaped the label since its earliest days: Dadub. Recorded over a period of two years, but containing fragments and ideas that stretch back a decade 'You Are Eternity' has been mixed together to form a continuous piece rather than twelve discreet tracks. The effect? An immersive journey that encompasses the descriptors brutal, ferocious, ambient and aqueous.
Chevel - Blurse
Chevel
Blurse
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Stroboscopic Artefacts)
10,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Having already proven that he is capable of maintaining sonic quality and distinction over the course of a full original program, Chevel (a.k.a. Dario Tronchin) now makes his LP debut for Stroboscopic Artefacts. His other S.A. contributions (including the inaugural entry in the label's singular Monad series, the "One Month Off" EP, his participation to the label's five-year retrospective series) have already hinted that a more complete exposition of his unique inner world would surface, and here it is at last. Over the course of his young career, Chevel has gained a mastery over several compositional elements: Polaroid-like slow melodic fades, sharp ricocheting beats, and simply making one's headphones feel like a viable means of physical transportation. All of these elements come into play shortly after the needle hits the grooves of 'Comb' a euphoric introductory track marked by a spectral panning sequence and by beats chopped with a culinary expert's sense of elegance. The drum kit sounds that feature throughout are used sparely but – either because of this or in spite of this – provide maximum impact upon the listener's nervous system. The almost 'far Eastern' use of 'block' percussion on 'The Windrunner' and 'Low Roof' perfectly complements the synthetic sheen produced... more
Lucy - Self Mythology
Lucy
Self Mythology
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Stroboscopic Artefacts)
10,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The third entry in Lucy's trio of adventurous full-lengths is visually introduced by artwork of a pearl-bearing shell, designed by Stroboscopic Artefacts' resident visual artist (and Lucy's brother) Ignazio Mortellaro. This drops a subtle hint as to the nature of its contents: just as a pearl slowly forms within its enclosing body in response to organic challenges, Lucy's work is also a kind of crystallization of memory and experience into an artifact of great value. Listeners to this album will be struck immediately by how different it sounds from past Lucy productions, while still retaining the feel of relentless questing that defined his previous two solo LPs Wordplay for Working Bees and Churches, Schools, and Guns (or, as Lucy himself defines the feeling, the equal valuation of ''precision and exploration''). Initially feeling like Lucy is guiding his listeners on a slow and slightly apprehensive down-river trip through the Amazon, or some similarly thriving but as-of-yet undiscovered terrain, the album is enriched by several layers of ambience and by the wordless, improvisational (yet still somehow narrative) vocals and flute of Jon Jacobs. Without a doubt, it's an album with an ''initiatory'' atmosphere that listeners should commit themselves to hearing in one sitting, with as little interruption as possible. However, unlike many initiatory rites, this is no arduous ordeal at all: great care has gone into connecting each chapter of the album with the same silver thread of entrancing story-telling. On standout pieces like ''She-Wolf Night Mourning'', electronic arpeggiation and persistent synthetic flutters perfectly merge with the unique tone colors of resonant acoustic percussion and pensive woodwind. Elsewhere, pieces like ''A Selfless Act'' reconcile technoid pulses with melancholic, yet intoxicating echoes of Mediterranean musical traditions. Interestingly, many of the tracks on Self-Mythology refer to old legends and well-known fairytales (e.g. the opening track which references Baba Yaga's magical hut), or to more broadly defined states of consciousness (''Samsara'', which features an especially strong, sustained choral interplay between glassy synth sequences and earthy flute sonorities). This is where the album is truly unique and relevant in its ambition. The interplay between the graphic design, the vocal and flute performances of Jacobs, and the sound design chosen by Lucy aims to be an intimate audio autobiography of its creators while also referring back to the stories that have shaped human destiny for millennia. This work is a meditation upon the reciprocity between personal hopes and fears and collective dreams and nightmares; an exploration of the endless interplay between the universal and the deeply individual. It is the tale of that uncanny process by which our own conscious experience draws from the pool of archetypal information, while also contributing to it.
Kangding Ray - Hyper Opal Mantis
Kangding Ray
Hyper Opal Mantis
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Stroboscopic Artefacts)
10,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The tension between the natural and artificial, the body and mind, are central themes in electronic music in general, and Techno in particular, as the means of creation, focused around technology and interactions with machines, contrast with the emotional response to sound, the mystical ritual of collective dancing, and the ethos of liberation and tolerance embedded in the culture it produced. Were navigating a world of engineered pleasures, big data monitoring of movements and consumption habits, and falsely objective representations of reality, further blurred by a reduced attention span and several opaque layers of cultural interpretation and political manipulation. Manichean simplifications are used to create hate and fear in order to achieve domination and impose limits on freedom, and the irrational belief in endless growth, increasingly disconnected from nature, led to massive environmental destructions and waves of unprecedented extinctions of species. Our primal sensuous perception, vastly more abstract, emotional and sensual, make us feel the world as an ambiguous realm we are part of, but not in control of ; a complex network of interacting forces and enigmatic patterns, a matrix of overlapping desires. Rebuilding our bonds with nature, Reconnecting with our senses, and spreading love in the process becomes an essential act of resistance. Hyper Opal Mantis is a triptych on 3 states of desire, and the first long player of Kangding Ray for Stroboscopic Artefacts. Hyper is the primal, sensual lust, Opal is the emotional catharsis, a blissful desire for love. Mantis, like the insect it refers to, is the destructive, fatal attraction.
V.A. - Flowers From The Ashes: Contemporary Italian Electronic Music
V.A.
Flowers From The Ashes: Contemporary Italian Electronic Music
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Stroboscopic Artefacts)
10,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Flowers From The Ashes is the latest multi-artist project to bear the acclaimed Stroboscopic Artefacts imprimatur. There is a sensibility of decadence and corroded grandeur etched within its four album sides, reminding us that historically ''decadent'' times have nonetheless resulted in some of the boldest acts of individual and collective creativity. Like the floral theme that has remained a consistent feature of S.A.'s graphic presentation, the music here equally presents fragility and intensity in a way that really drives home this visual metaphor for good, while still holding out the promise that similar creations will be seeded in the near future. Though many of the artists involved have set of residence outside of their native Italy, all contribute here to make a captivating portrait of a shared spirit and cultural memory. The album opens with ''Errori,'' deceptively fragile sonic ornaments crafted and suspended in space by Blackest Ever Black artist Silvia Kastel. This is followed closely by the mellifluous, warming glow of percussionist Andrea Belfi's ''Spitting & Skytouching,'' and then by the resolute electric bass patterns and luminous fog of ''Lux et Sonus,'' from Eeri label head Marco Shuttle. Hospital Productions alumnus Ninos du Brasil open the B-side with a similarly dense, amorphous construction built from tribalistic chants and rhythmic patterns, to be followed by Mannequin label boss Alessandro Adriani's ''You Will Not Be There For The End,'' showcasing his distinctive take on the 'paranoiac breakdance' aesthetic of classic EBM. S.A. veteran Chevel rounds out the first record in the program by interlacing several percolating synth lines together into a richly conversational piece. The journey continues with ''Starving The Mind,'' an undulating mini-epic from S.A. founder Lucy that is animated by his signature balance of seductiveness and concentration. The bright, biting acid synth tones of ''prv-hh3-x'', by Lory D, then takes a sharp right turn into an invisible metropolis ruled by reflective high fashion and hidden intrigue. The imposing architecture of ''Virgo Rebellion,'' designed by modular synth futurist Caterina Barbieri, acts as an excellent companion piece, and sets up the closing ''4g'' from Spazio Disponibile co-founder Neel - a crepuscular serenade that accurately sums up much of the foregoing activity.
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