Archive for the Mark’s Picks Category
Thanks to a pair of impressive albums and a string of fine singles on The Lauren Becall, Lobster Theremin and Mork, each new release from dusty deep house explorer Grant is keenly anticipated. Happily, we can confirm that this third full-length excursion contains some of the mysterious West Coast producer’s […]
Cindy Li is one of the busiest promoters in Toronto. Among other parties, she puts on Work In Progress, an event series and radio show that highlights dance music made by female-identifying artists. Spending years spinning opening slots has allowed her to develop a DJ style that favours dreamy melodies, […]
Proud to offer this superb Superfly reissue of super obscure private pressing by the mighty Bobby Jackson, splendid trippy mellow Jazz Fusion all the way in this very unique Jazz record, check ‘modetique’ – SRLP028, limited to 1000 copies with obi.
Home Age is the first proper Eleh full-length since 2012’s Homage To The Pointed Waveforms. These three new pieces seek to expose the inherent musicality of pure electrical currents via high resolution Serge STS synthesizers. Like early Eleh work, Home Age is inward looking, domestic, and deliberate, but also slowly […]
Double LP version. Cut and mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Call Super is back with his album Arpo. Another mesmerizing environment of restless beauty that refuses to conform too much else beyond his own work; it affirms Call Super’s place as one of the most remarkable contemporary musicians working […]
Trance-derived melodies, murky industrial grooves, and all-consuming harsh noise attacks from Dedekind Cut. Created in transit between New York, Seoul, and Berlin and recorded between the fall of 2016 and the winter of 2017. Over 23 minutes, the release shifts from densely layered textures to subtle piano notes and hard-hammering […]
Captain High Records present a reissue of Bill Plummer & The Cosmic Brotherhood, originally released in 1968. Long thought to be lost to only the most industrious of crate diggers, Bill Plummer’s 1968 album Bill Plummer & The Cosmic Brotherhood makes its triumphant return on Captain High Records. Already an […]
Ninos Du Brasil is Nico Vascellari and Nicolò Fortuni. Invoking the power of a stampeding herd of mythical beasts, the Animais Soar O Alarme 12″ is a carnivalesque dancefloor exploration that highlights Ninos Du Brasil’s unbridled percussive sound. The A side presents the shadowy duo’s original track — a rollicking […]
Stylistically, the range is broad. Recompiled moves from lush ambience to peak-time intensity, dwelling longest on the cool and cavernous space in between. Some tracks are exemplars of techno at its purest (“Immolare,” “Shift F1”); others would fit comfortably in a house set (“F3”). There are dubby bangers (“F1”), cosmic […]
An influential alternative rap quartet from South Central Los Angeles, the Pharcyde was formed by MCs/producers Tre “Slimkid” Hardson, Derrick “Fatlip” Stewart, Imani Wilcox, and Romye “Booty Brown” Robinson. Hardson, Wilcox, and Robinson were all dancers and choreographers who met on the L.A. underground club circuit in the late ’80s, […]
The commercial and artistic peak of the ambient-house movement, U.F.Orb strides past the debut with more periods of free-form ambience and less reliance on a standard 4/4 beat. From the opening “O.O.B.E.” through the bass-heavy gait of “Blue Room” and “Towers of Dub,” the flow is more natural and ranges […]
“On Suicide’s First Rehearsal Tapes, recorded in 1975, Alan Vega and Martin Rev create minimalist aural structures, traces of which would surface on their eponymous debut album, released on the Red Star label in late 1977. “These songs are not a sketchpad of semi-formed ideas. The First Rehearsal Tapes comprise […]
Vinyl LP pressing. 1990 release, the first album by alt-rock band Babes in Toyland. Spanking Machine was recorded in Seattle by now legendary Jack Endino at the now equally legendary Reciprocal Recording Studio. Spanking Machine was the record that kicked down many doors for Babes in Toyland. The working title […]
One of the most unique albums on the Strata East label – and that’s saying a heck of a lot, given the creative energies flowing through that legendary jazz outlet! Descendants Of Mike & Phoebe is a righteous little project put together by Spike Lee’s father, Bill Lee, and his […]
Despite his status as a key figure in the history of Japanese ambient music, Hiroshi Yoshimura remains tragically under-known outside of his home country. Empire of Signs – a new imprint co-helmed by Maxwell August Croy, Spencer Doran and distributed by Light In The Attic – is proud to reissue […]
Aside from a frustratingly hard-to-find cassette of ambient experiments, David “Cloudface” Reynolds hasn’t released much in the last few years. In fact, Super You is his first 12″ for longtime home Mood Hut since 2013. Happily, it shows the producer at his deep, dreamy and dusty best, laying down a […]
Three years on from the release of Edward’s fine sophomore set, Into a Better Future, Giegling has finally decided to deliver a set of remixes. On the A-side you’ll find Thomas Melchior’s interpretation of “At Ease”, a bustling, bass-heavy and slightly rhythmically off-kilter take rich in trippy samples, booming bass […]
The third artist album on Omena is here, ‘For The Dreamers’ by Saine. An effortless blend of crisp beat-work and delicate textures, the album feels equally suited for playing out loud or for those hazy summer night headphone marathons.
With Hello Ambient Wash’, the first Dub Tractor album since 2009, Remmer explores further the pos-sibilities of Dub Tractor after the more pop-oriented & shoegaze-flavoured approach of his last album “Sorry”. In addition to new material, the second half of Hello Ambient Wash’ presents a retrospective of hand-picked tracks from […]
The debut release in “The Promised Land” series; three chapters (II, IV & VII) to wet your appetite! An initial sneak peak of this new dance drama.
Aguirre Records present the first official vinyl reissue of Fifty Foot Hose’s Cauldron, originally released on Limelight in 1967. Cauldron is the legendary psychedelic jazzy rock and electronic album by Californian band Fifty Foot Hose. Fifty Foot Hose formed in San Francisco in 1967. Like few other acts of their […]