ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Sung Tongs 2xLP+MP3
*** BACK IN PRINT! Now includes MP3s.
BITCHIN' BAJAS / FACEPLANT Split LP
*** "BITCHIN BAJAS is the solo analog synthscapes & organ tones from COOPER CRAIN of modern krautrock masters CAVE. FACEPLANT is the solo work of AARON COYES of PEAKING LIGHTS. Kraut-y, dubby, noisy, synthy."
BJORK The Crystalline Series (Matthew Herbert Remixes) 12"
BJORK The Crystalline Series (Serban Ghenea Remixes) 12"
BJORK The Crystalline Series (Omar Souleyman Versions) 12"
*** Yeah, doggy. LIMITED EDITION.
COLLECTIONS OF COLONIES OF BEES Giving LP+MP3 / CD
*** "A 4-song, 28-minute eruption: the crashing waves of Rosenau's guitar, the pelting rain of Mueller's percussion, the vaporous breaths of Thomas Wincek's piano, and the rhythmic fabric woven by Jim Schoenecker (electronics), Daniel Spack (guitar), and Matthew Skemp (bass)."
DREAM SYNDICATE Days Of Wine & Roses LP
*** "Classic debut full-length album by the quintessential group of the ‘80s Paisley Underground scene recorded in Los Angeles during September 1982."
SERGE GAINSBOURG Gainsbourg Percussions LP
*** "Originally released in 1964, this record will totally blow you away -- this is Afrobeat with a capital A, all percussions and drums and in-your-face female backing singers all topped off by Gainsbourg's smoky and dark vocals."
SERGE GAINSBOURG Initials BB LP
*** "A second set of songs cut with the one and only BRIGITTE BARDOT. Initials B.B. sounds almost like a greatest hits of funky decadence. The sensuous melodies & gorgeous arrangements make the songs like little technicolor movies in sound."
ITAL Only For Tonight 12"
*** "Dancing in the light of a miracle: that’s the gift Ital keeps giving. A love song from an era gone, “Only For Tonight” is a tawdry affair with rhythm, fickle and free. There’s no ceiling to his dancefloor, no cap on his bottle of juice." AKA Daniel Martin-McCormick of MI AMI.
KUEDO Videowave 12"
*** "The Videowave EP collects early material & three remixes from the his Dream Sequence EP by Kuedo, a.k.a. Jamie Teasdale (formerly of the legendary dubstep duo Vex’d)."
LAKE Giving & Receiving LP / CD
*** "LAKE's newest LP soars with beautiful melodies & gentle, yet deliberate instrumentation. Some songs were born in a shed and have the creaky barn wood/fresh air sound to prove it."
LIGHT ASYLUM In Tension 12"
*** "An EP showcasing Light Asylum’s fluid synth pop attack that shifts elegantly from midtempo industrial dance to subliminal futureballads that are deceptively uplifting when considering LI’s relentless dark sheen." LIMITED.
MACHINEDRUM Sacred Frequency 12"
*** "The songs are light and sun-hued with psychedelic, colorful sounds and melodies. Clocking in at 160 BPM, they work with the rhythmic conventions of footwork and jungle. Lush, hazy ecstasy."
THE NATIONAL Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers LP+MP3
*** BACK IN STOCK!
PEACH MELBA Can't Let Go 12"
*** "Built on tracks THE JUAN MACLEAN felt were too 'house-y' to be included amongst the more song-oriented singles on a proper JM release, Peach Melba is Maclean's vehicle for releasing tracks legitimately close to classic Detroit techno & house in this age."
RAPTURE How Deep Is Your Love? 12"
*** "Set in the midst of a repeated piano house line, handclaps and a lightly buzzing synth drone, LUKE JENNER’s gospel inflected vocals, the song lifts at its chorus into a hard-to-forget trail of gently rising and falling notes. Remix by EMPEROR MACHINE."
MIKE SIMONETTI Capricorn Rising LP
*** "Italians Do It Better & Troubleman Unlimited head honcho MIKE SIMONETTI is pleased to present his first slice of original music, alternating between pulsating rhythms & atmospheric clouds. He blurs the lines between major, minor and motorik."
MIKE SIMONETTI & JOHNNY JEWEL Hollywood Seven 12"
*** "'Hollywood Seven' has been a dance floor weapon of MIKE SIMONETTI’s DJ sets for almost six years, one of those tracks people ask about the most. Perseo is happy to finally answer that question with this essential release."
ANGELO SPENCER World Garage LP
*** "Inspired by Bollywood, a trip to Morocco, and Serge Gainsbourg, Angelo Spencer's second full-length brings armloads of new instruments & the flavor of exotic locations to a compilation of songs that amount to more than just an album, but an experience of wildness."
US GIRLS Go Grey LP+MP3
*** "A fully realized excursion into a hazy alternate universe where pop vocals and muzzy scree fuse in harmony, conjuring ambient aerosols while luminous kaleidoscopes of sound sizzle, peak, and explode."
US GIRLS / SLIM TWIG Split LP
*** "Artform likened U.S. GIRLS to 'blunted Lee 'Scratch' Perry remixes of Cambodian Rocks covers of western pop' -- beloved soul & classic rock with strains of static & tape hiss. SLIM TWIG is a shape-shifting performer born from a twisted landscape of pop and experimental music, pulp literature and movie magic."
UMBERTO Prophecy Of The Black LP
*** “Early/mid-’80s new wave creep-scapes with plenty of eerie nightmare keyboard riffs & vintage witch-disco breakouts but the synths squelch with more of a neon retrofuturist bent & one brazenly feelgood soaring-into-the-sunset closing credits anthem."
MATT VALENTINE What I Became LP
*** "Elements of deep forest psychedelia brush against Crazy Horse guitar/vocal flourishes that explode to reveal volk-based form mayhem at its hickiest. It will soothe your savage breasts. It will turn your evil mother-in-law into a porpoise."
WAR ON DRUGS Slave Ambient LP+MP3
*** "A brilliant 47-minute sprawl of rock 'n' roll. Synthesizers fall where you might expect more electric guitars (and vice versa); country-rock sidles up to the warped extravagance of '80s pop. Part Spingsteen fever dream, part motorik anthem."