Wednesday, June 13, 2007

((((( NEW ARRIVALS ))))) ALL VINYL: Kompakt, Detroit techno and mo'

v/a QUATERMASS: Art Of The Beats LP
*** Reissue of this unusual 1997 Mo'Wax "bootleg". "Includes DJ Shadow, Peanut Butter Wolf etc. Collection of trippy hip hop beats from all the greatest turntabilism DJs in that period."

v/a RUSS MEYER PRESENTS: Lorna / Vixen / Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill! LP
*** "The LP versions of these Russ Meyer soundtrack albums come in full color gatefold sleeves, with the same booklet of photographs found in the CDs taped inside the covers. Elaborate. Last available LP in the series of Russ Meyer albums in QDK, limited stock."

GUI BORATTO Chromophobia 2xLP

BURIAL Burial 2xLP

THE FIELD Sun & Ice 12"
*** "Absolutely liberated from all hipness and hysteria, Willner sings his own story of beautiful-poppy loop essentials, in his very own way. The Field means rustle like silk. Warmed by soundscapes. Guided by the bass drum. If this world were righteous and fair, The Field would enter the charts."

THE FIELD From Here We Go Sublime 12"
*** "12" version; three DJ-friendly tracks from the debut album. The Field's music literally breathes: harmonious drones mingle with the dizzying swell and reversed motion of bass drums and euphony. Feel the beautiful dynamic of beats and space that exists in endlessness."

LINDSTROM Contemporary Fix 12"
*** "You might think the use of banjo, autoharp & clavinet together with acid squiggles on top of live disco-drums is a most unusual combination?"

OPTIMO Walkabout 12"
*** "Three tracks from the Walkabout mix CD, but full versions of the Optimo edits. Walkabout is a set of Optimo's best club hits consisting of industrial, new wave, techno and minimal house. The tracks included here are Pan Sonic : "Hapatus", Databrain : "Electrofrogs" and Grungerman : "Grungerman", with edits by JG Wilkes and JD Twitch."

PLASTICMAN The Plastician 12"
*** ""New jammy from the Mancunian grimestep camp -- and we're cruising the Rusholme mile for the big tunes here. Head straight to the double upped flip side. Check a tabla fueled rhythm, rising up under a beautiful Indo-stringed melody, this is timeless sophistication gracing hybrid northern bass pressure -- watch it knock your wheels off their axles. For the closer, we're warmed up and zoned out by a sublow version beyond comparison, submariner strings, singing stinging spy chords on top of a symphonic excursion -- worth price of admission alone."

KELLEY POLAR Chrysanthemum 12"
*** "Chrysanthemum EP is the first new recording from Kelley Polar since his hugely successful debut album released in 2005, Love Songs of The Hanging Gardens. This EP continues his unique take on pop music and includes an extended and radical B-side rework (exclusive to this EP) for DJs and dancefloors. Guest arrangement and mix by Morgan Geist with DJs in mind!"

SKATEBÄRD Love Attack 12"
*** "'Love Attack' gets a makeover thanks to the addition of vocals from Annie and A Boy Named Sue The outcome is a post-nu wave anthem! "Gamle Furutraer" is a well-paced crooner that flows with hollowed synth pleasures. 'Disco Nonstop' is a slow-mo space-disco lullaby that would make Lindstrøm proud."

SKATEBÄRD Marimba b/w Pagans 12"
*** "'Before the Gods had names, Scandinavian pagans of the bronze age worshipped the sun and other spirits in nature. It was a warm and colorful era after the long and cold Ice Age.' That's what Bård Aasen Lødemel aka Skatebård tells us about his unholy blend of Detroit-ish techno and Bobby-O style synthesizer disco he displays in his track 'Pagans,' featured on the latest Supersoul Recordings release. 'Marimba' is a midtempo deep house cut for early mornings after long awake nights, which features old-school rhythm machines, lush synths and 12-bit floating point panpipe samples."

CLAUDE VONSTROKE Who's Afraid Of Detroit 12"
*** "With remixes from Audion, Tanner Ross, Kevin Saunderson. "Richie Hawtin named it 'best track of 2006.' This is a very special remix package blessed by the kings of Detroit, old and new."