Archive for the Mark’s Picks Category
Bitter Bitte’ was written and recorded in Los Angeles early last fall, just before the latest drought broke, and just before a cynical national election made the ongoing arrangement very plain. It’s a simple music, crafted according to a shifting ad hoc agreement between three friends who try and share […]
LP version. “The wait is over, Return To The 37th Chamber is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009’s underground cult classic Enter the 37th Chamber. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear […]
Cold Beat, aka Hannah Lew, returns with the announcement of her third album, Chaos By Invitation, out April 7th via her own Crime on the Moon label. As compared with previous releases, Chaos By Invitation began in Lew’s home, alone, with additional tracking done later by Phil Manley (Trans Am) […]
“Perverted by Language” is the sixth studio album by English Post-punk band The Fall, originally released in 1983. Considering The Fall’s back catalogue of hit and miss – one can be safely assured that any Fall album post-1978 and pre-1990 is a keeper.Nothing is as raw, esoteric or as rewarding […]
Palto Flats and We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records present the highly-anticipated reissue of Japanese percussionist Midori Takada’s sought after and timeless ambient/minimal album Through The Looking Glass, originally released in 1983 by RCA Japan. Considered a holy grail of Japanese music by many, Through The Looking Glass […]
2017 repress. Following a seventeen year hiatus since the release of Symbiotics (1999), Porter Ricks, the duo of sound artist Thomas Köner and music producer Andy Mellwig, return with Shadow Boat EP. In their silence, Köner has been working extensively as a sound designer and artist – exhibiting at the […]
Red version. More than a decade ago the Beijing-based duo of Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian released their first “Buddha Machine” loop box, a quirky pocket sound system that propelled sound art into the consumer mainstream. For their newest release, Virant and Zhang team up with Philip Glass for a […]
Following the reissues of Brother Ah’s three studio albums in 2016, Manufactured Recordings is proud to present Divine Music, a collection of three unreleased albums from this jazz visionary: The Sea (1978), Mediation (1981), and Searching (1985). Moving from rich spiritual jazz to more meditative ambience, Divine Music further explores […]
The first ever repress of this Klaus Weiss musical masterpiece. And it’s the first of the all new Trunk library series that is a coming this way. Time Signals is an incredible thing on many levels and for many reasons, and you will not find an original without a mortgage. […]
A limited vinyl edition featuring Ramleh’s side of the classic split-album “A Return To Slavery” album. Backed by “The Hand Of Glory” EP material. Cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy, London for full effect. Reissued March 2017 on Harbringer Sound.
Stunning split release between Maurizio Bianchi, godfather of the Italian industrial noise scene, and Abul Mogard, the much loved and hyperstitious synthesist, conjuring a spellbinding testament to the transcendent and transportive energies of electronic music. On the A-side, Maurizio Bianchi serves the obfuscated, coruscating atmosphere of Nervous Hydra; a 17 […]
Anthropologist Marc Augé calls hotels and airports “non-places,” where “people are always, and never, at home.” As a touring DJ, Roman Flügel probably spends as much time in non-places as clubs or his studio. The Frankfurt-based artist has said that his third album for Dial, All The Right Noises, is […]
Laraaji’s sublime zither improvisation, Celestial Vibrations (1978) forms nothing less than an early archetype for new age ambient music. It was originally issued as a privately pressed meditation aid and sold in limited numbers around NYC until, that is, Brian Eno famously stumbled across Laraaji doing his thing, and the […]
These days everything you consume has to be checked – a vibrant outside can hide a genetically modified Frankenstein interior. Finding that 100% organically grown with no artificial rhymes can be difficult. This album is for those looking for something less calculated. Powerful production runs the range from soulful, funk […]
Two years after Sleepygirls, Icelandic producer Yagya (aka Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson) is back with another album on Delsin. Entitled Stars And Dust, it features 10 more tracks of hugely atmospheric music that encourages you to get horizontal. Guðmundsson has been making music for years both solo and as part of the […]
At last, a chance to hear the debut album of motorik jags from Stereolab’s Tim Gane and Joe Dilworth, together with Holger Zapf as the Cavern of Anti-Matter power trio – originally issued on Berlin’s Grautag Records, now reissued on Duophonic. Revolves a heady rush of references to Bowie’s Chant […]
Fifteen years since its original release, The Other People Place’s Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café is finally made available again on vinyl. A long-standing favourite among the many legions of Warp fans and rightly considered to be one of the very best electronic albums of all time.
The first studio album by legendary singer and composer Tim Maia, picked by Rolling Stone Brazil as one of the top 25 greatest Brazilian albums of all time, changed the game by seamlessly combining popular Brazilian music, MPB, with the brassy soul sound associated with Memphis. In addition to Maia […]
Double LP version. In the midst of a busy year, full of wildly-varied accomplishments, David Lieske (aka Carsten Jost) presents Perishable Tactics, his first full-length album since 2001’s You Don’t Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows. Since his last full-length, he’s kept busy curating countless releases […]
After releasing his debut on vinyl “REEL STREET JAZZ” with his buddy BluntOne the Hungarian beatmaker Mujo is back with another dope Instrumental release. On “Nature Friend” you can listen to 30 of the finest jazzy beats. Enjoy these crispy, natural release!
The Creation were a dynamic band with an equally engaging image, they would burn brightly for less than two years, yet would leave an indelible mark upon music history. With producer du jour Shel Talmy at the helm (The Who, Kinks, Easybeats, Cat Stevens) The Creation went on an incredible […]
Mahatma X is a hip-hop trio based in Philadelphia, PA. Initially created in 2013 in St. Andrews, Scotland by producer MALK as an instrumental-beat tape project, he would later be joined by Jhana Gumption as live drummer and Jahred as MC. The group mixes live instrumentation along with samples to […]