Archive for the Mark’s Picks Category
Remastered from original tapes. Bonus album of unreleased demos. Co-released by band’s own label Duophonic UHF Disks and Warp Records. Another slice of perfect synthetic pop again mostly recorded in Chicago with the help of Mcentire, O’Rourke and O’Hagen – a shift back to the more approachable upbeat sound of […]
Olento the second album by Mika Vainio from 1996 together with Metri is one of the seminal works for understanding Mika Vainio s core of work. Here Olento is reissued for the very first time available on vinyl.
Warm Fiction proudly announces the label’s fourth record from Erell Ranson. The latest of a string of a recent string of releases by the French producer sees him experimenting in cerebral styles that recall techno/electro of a foregone era. Each track expands beautifully on a HiFi system or PA, inviting […]
6 Panel Gatefold 2XLP w/ 12 Page Booklet As challenging as these times are on planet earth, it is with great wonder and comfort that we are witnessing the emergence of great leaders with vision; individuals who are reinventing Jazz while also becoming role models for others as they express […]
Mr Muthaf*ckin’ eXquire – the self-titled debut album out via eXquire’s own label, Chocolate Rabbit – is long overdue, arriving over a decade in to the rapper’s career and following several strong mixtape and EP releases. The album marks the start of a new phase for eXquire which finds him […]
Long-dawning long-player by Pacific Northwest producer Hunter P. Thompson aka Akasha System spins a suite of remote outpost rhythms and old-growth electronics variously inspired by “days and nights spent in the forests,” “long stretches of back road trails,” and “sitting alone under moss-covered trees.” It’s club music for misty mornings, […]
Surely well known to you lot for his trio of LPs with Important and a duo for Hospital Productions between 2013-2015, ‘Volume Massimo’ marks a more pointed, melodic evolution of Cortini’s sound without losing sight of what made his solo work so gripping in the first place. It’s also worth […]
The rarest of all Vatican Shadow’s tape releases (only 25 were made), Kuwaiti Airforce now appears on double vinyl alongside obscure cuts and previously unreleased collaborations with Silent Servant and Demdike Stare in the fourth vinyl collection of early, hard-to-find VS editions. Back at the start of this decade the […]
Mitsuko & Svetlana Records present the first reissue of Bells Of Kyoto’s self-titled album, originally released in 1984. Archival reissue of rare 1984 jazz-funk fusion diamond in the rough by German-Australian-British madcap ensemble Bells Of Kyoto, produced by Ollie Marland of De-Lite and Jah Wobble’s Invaders Of The Heart fame. […]
Expanded reissue of New Zealand guitar pioneer Roy Montgomery’s rare and revered full-length debut, Scenes From The South Island, originally released in 1995 by West Coast experimental / space rock label Drunken Fish. Recorded on both coasts on a pair of Tascam 4-tracks, the album is alternately wistful, windswept, skeletal, shredded, and strange. Solo […]
Long out of print and never before reissued, Azar Lawrence’s seminal album Summer Solstice returns to vinyl with an all analog mastering from the original tapes. Originally issued in 1975, this spiritual free-jazz album remains one of the highlights of the illustrious career of Azar Lawrence, who is one of […]
Seven years after their last long player, the Melbourne band finally returns with a 10 tracks new record. They’re like an old friend who promised he’d swing by but never shows up… until he does, unannounced. But it’s ok because everybody loves him! And everybody loves the UV Race too! […]
Originally released by Matador in 2006, this acclaimed album by the ’60s and ’70s influenced psych rockers is now reissued on vinyl, adding a second LP presenting session outtakes and demo rarities.
Tribe began as a musical ensemble in 1971 co-founded by Saxophonist Wendell Harrison and trombonist Phil Ranelin that soon expanded into a broad amalgam including a live collective and independent record label. Ignored by the mainstream, many African American jazz artists in Detroit and across the US began creating their […]
Nearly 48 hours of live improvised performance recorded at 1 venue over 12 months and 28 shows – culled, cut, rendered, and remixed into 19 potent pieces of organic beat music.
First, the intel: since the emergence of 100% GALCHER, his first mixtape in 2013, Cleveland-raised, New York-based producer and DJ Galcher Lustwerk has operated in his own lane of low-key hip-house music. Deep, smooth, psychedelic, equally cut for the club, after-hours, night drives, and headphones.The sound was set from the […]
Their third album in as many years, 1995’s The Future of What is an unrelenting, constructivist masterstroke. The Olympia trio’s signature sound—grinding bass, syncopated drums, and fragmented guitar over measured yelps—ratchets past the thread into a stripped-out metallic slurry. Equal parts noise and adrenaline, the album opens with a simple […]
Visionary synthesist Abul Mogard renders a darkly sublime soundtrack for Duncan Whitley’s Kimberlin, an experimental film about the Isle of Portland on the English south coast, which coincidentally doubles up as metaphor for the mood of an increasingly inward-looking UK. Taking its name from the local word for an outsider […]
2019 Repress !! An unbound, rolling matrix of white noise & wrought iron percussion, replete with disembodied choirs that pan uncomfortably in and out of the sonic hinterland.
In May 2014, Icelandic Producer Yagya Will Release His Fifth Album, Sleepygirls, Across Three Slabs Of Vinyl And One Mixed Cd On Dutch Label Delsin. Its A Deep, Spacious And Dubbed Out Affair That Stays Locked At A Pleasingly Sedentary Tempo Throughout.
Delsin founder Marsel Van Der Wielen revives his Peel Seamus alias for a debut album proper. The leading Dutch techno label began in 1996 with a cassette-only Peel Seamus release, Publik Draft, which Van Der Wielen primarily distributed through early online channels of communication. There was a small flurry of […]
New recordlabel started by Analogical Force, the Madrid-based underground nightclub focussing on spreading serious electronic music with attitude and without corsets, from experimental to acid and techno. AF debuts on wax with the ‘Perisocpe ep’ by the Rephlex affiliated duo D’Arcangelo, including a remix by the Dub records affiliated Dutch […]