Orb - I'll Be Black - Various. Dble CD. Dr. Lx Paterson from The Orb’s two disc eulogy to his favourite record label. In celebration of the 40th anniversary, he includes not only some of Trojan’s finest material but also 4 unreleased tracks by Mad Orb; Mad Professor Vs The Orb. Featuring tracks by Lee Perry, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Alcapone, Augustus Pablo, Alton Ellis, Johnny Clarke,Tapper Zukie, King Tubby and many more. Forty two tracks in total. Cracking cover as well.
(Label: Trojan, Cat.No: TJDDD369)
M83 - Digital Shades Vol 1. CD. Originally recorded in 2006, Digital Shades Vol. 1 marks the beginning of a new period of activity for Ambient electro rock group M83 (originally a duo but now an Anthony Gonzalez solo project). Recorded primarily at his home studio with the assistance of Antoine Gaillet, Gonzalez decided to unleash his inner Krautrock / Eno obsessions with this ten track album. Originally intended as a download only album,it's now available for a short period of time.Very similar to early Cluster albums.
(Label: Mute, Cat.No: 504 8152)
M83 - Digital Shades Vol 1. LP. Originally recorded in 2006, Digital Shades Vol. 1 marks the beginning of a new period of activity for Ambient electro rock group M83 (originally a duo but now an Anthony Gonzalez solo project). Recorded primarily at his home studio with the assistance of Antoine Gaillet, Gonzalez decided to unleash his inner Krautrock / Eno obsessions with this ten track album. Originally intended as a download only album, there is an extremely limited CD pressing that won't be available for long.
(Label: Mute, Cat.No: 504 8151)
Watch The Ride: Tom Findley - Various. CD. Fifteen track DJ mix set by Tom Findlay of Groove Armada and Sugardaddy. Featuring the best up and coming and established DJtalent the UK, Europe and the rest of the World, these tracks Focus on Hip-hop, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, House and Techno. Includes tracks by Lindstrom, Greenskeepers, Andy Caldwell, Nick Holder, Sugardaddy, The Aliens and many more. Striking triple gatefold artwork.
(Label: Harmless, Cat.No: HURTCD072)
Watch The Ride: Zinc - Various. CD. Since 1995 Zinc has dominated the Drum & Bass scene, his production genius has seen him DJ all over the World and his influence is felt all of the genre. Here he picks the twenty five tracks of current and up-front and very exclusive dance floor numbers. Striking triple gatefold artwork. Includes tracks by Makoto, High Contrast, Logistics, Total Science, Upbeats, Silver and many more.
(Label: Harmless, Cat.No: HURTCD073)
Apparat - Walls. CD. 'Keyboard Wizard - What would Bach do with a laptop?'. The German electro scene is certainly one of the most innovative musical movements in Europe at the moment. Its poster boy is Apparat, a gangly, squash-loving Berliner with a virtuosic ability for bringing heart, warmth and melody toglitchy, minimal techno.Bliss
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Holgar Czukay - Time And Tide. CD. A new album by the former member of Can, a man nearly in his 70s and still going strong. This was the first album Holgar recorded with the brilliant U-She back in the early 90's. Track listing: Secret-Remix, All Around The World,Trum, Lonesome Song, Rain,Time And Tide, Secret, Words,Transmigration, Child, Cat At Night, Without You, Lost, Blue Sky, One and Only, Final Destination. Digitally remastered and housed in a high class digipack.
(Label: SPV, Cat.No: SPV49372)
Holgar Czukay - La Luna. CD. Originally a single lengthy track (described by Holgar as " a universal contemplative hymn for the masses") , this forty seven minute piece was in production throughout the early 90's before seeing the light of day in '96. Typical of the great man, this is made up of backwards loops, sound effects and synthetic percussion. Features the vocals of U-She. This digitally remastered album has been expanded with the track: "La Lu N." Housed in a high class digipack.
(Label: SPV, Cat.No: SPV49382)
Future Sounds Of London - From The Archives - Vinyl Edition. Dble LP. Reminiscent of the Analord series released by Aphex Twin, FSOL have compiled the best moments from the three volumes of unreleased and rare tracks from their lengthy career onto one album. Twelve tracks: Lizzard Crawl, Hallucination, Woodland, Mouth Muse, Turn Around, Hazey Day Girl, Brujo, Long Shadows, Dark Matter, Distant Nebulus, Space Squids and Mango Tree. Limited edition collectors set.
(Label: Jumpin' & Pumpin', Cat.No: LPFSOL1)
Future Sounds Of London - From The Archives - Volume 3. CD. Third and final installment of unreleased and rare tracks from the FSOL personal archive. Gary Cobain and Brian Dougan have always delivered a fine fine line in Kraut-tronics and folktronica, ambient-dub, electronica, electro-breaks and full on trance; this series has been a welcome return for the influential duo. Seventeen tracks in all, featuring: "Made Contact Internal", "Teeth of the Wind", "Stomach Acid" and "Iaiaiaiaia."
(Label: Jumpin' & Pumpin', Cat.No: CDTOT55)
Future Sounds Of London - From The Archives Volume 2. CD. The second collection of unreleased tracks from the group's twenty five year career. Although fans might initially fear the possibility of over kill with three volumes of unheard and rare stuff, the wealth and quality of the material they have to offer the public is astounding. Twenty one tracks in all, including: "Skinny Ribbed Fucker", "Cellular Control", "Museum" and "Brujo."
(Label: Jumpin' & Pumpin', Cat.No: CDTOT54)
Future Sounds Of London - From The Archives Volume 1. CD. Spanning Twenty five years of recordings, the FSOL library is vast and varied; this is the first volume of previously unreleased material. Surprisingly it is a perfect introduction to their career as well as a treasure trove for their hardcore fans, touching on all sonic aspects of their career. Seventeen tracks, including "Pale Moon", "Enviroments (Birds)" and the much anticipated "Lizzard Crawl." Note that the artwork is in the same vein as the iconic imagery of "Lifeforms."
(Label: Jumpin' & Pumpin', Cat.No: CDTOT53)
Bugged Out! Classics - Various Artists. 3-CD. Legendary UK club night Bugged Out! follow up the success of their Simian Mobile Disco mixed Bugged Out!, Suck My Deck with their first but long overdue classics package. These three CDs bring together a selection of massive alternative dance anthems, old and new. Includes tracks by: The Chemical Brothers, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, Soulwax, Slam, Gabriel Ananda, Justice, Simian Mobile Disco, Mylo and Digitalism. Forty five tracks in all, sequenced to perfection.
(Label: , Cat.No: NEWCD9018)
Shitdisco - Kingdom Of Fear. CD. Kingdom Of Fear is the 2007 debut album from Glasgow’s disco kings, Shitdisco. Building on a solid reputation as the ultimate dance-punk party band, the album includes Shitdisco's two singles to date 'Disco Blood' and 'Reactor Party' and eight stomping new tunes. Produced by ex-Clor man Luke Smith, Kingdom Of Fear is a breakneck, BPM-busting monster of an album. It's pop music you can dance to and disco music you can shout along to.
(Label: Fierce Panda Records LTD, Cat.No: NONG49CD)