New sublabel from studio barnhus where Axel will mostly put out his own releases. Vinyl Only.
1 Geeks, 2 Voodoo
Die Orakel presents three spaced out excursions by Edward.1 Shufflehead, 2 Dekta, 3 Etern
Driftmusic, version: K / Wht / 001 – Exploring the deep roots of Avrokosm, where occult still means hidden, starting in reverse. Best foot forward, two epic Reich-esque ttrriippmuzik cuts exploring rhythm, harmony and polymeter. Beyond the cloud sucker…
Compilation of Japanese funk, soul and disco for Ace Records offshoot BGP International. From mavericks like Haruomi Hosono of the Yellow Magic Orchestra, with his low-down proto-disco groove, to soul singer Minako Yoshida belting it out on the epic title track; jazz vocalist Yasuko Agawa (of LA Nights fame) sweetly covers Roberta Flack, while Memphis soul group Ebonee Webb, funk up a Japanese folk tune, and that’s just for starters. This compilation shows that Japan not only voraciously consumed soul and its offshoot genres, but – unknown to the rest of the world – it carved out its own sound too. Comes with original sleeves and label artwork, and voluminous sleeve notes.
1 Lily – Bye Bye Session Band, 10 Miyako Chaki – Maboroshi No Hito, 11 Kay Ishiguro – Banana, 12 Masaaki Hirao – Funky Miyo-chan, 13 Ebonee Webb – Yashow Macashow, 14 Naoya Matsuoka & Minako Yoshida – Loving Mighty Fire, 2 Rie Nakahara – Sentimental Hotel, 3 Haruomi Hosono – Barato Yajuu, 4 Yasuko Agawa – Why Don’t You Move In With Me, 5 Pink Lady – Jiken Ga Okitara Bell Ga Naru, 6 Yuko Asano – Summer Champion (Summer Dream), 7 Junko Ohashi – Dancing, 8 Masayoshi Takanaka – Rainbow Paradise, 9 Mari Natsuki – Uragiri
Trunk Records caught everyone off guard way back in 2003 when they embarked on a series of reissues from the off-kilter musical world of Basil Kirchin, with his seriously scored orchestras, science fiction experiments, home-spun psychedelia and avant g…
“Mirror Test” conjures that rare mood between darkness and elation, contemplation and celebration, and drives it home with an infectious, jacking rhythm section which recalls the late-80s NY club music of Boyd Jarvis and Paul Simpson, and labels like Easy Street and Fourth Floor, but imbues the sound with a toughness and precision only possible today. Analog synth figures, glassy and angular, ricochet around the track, trading jabs with funky snare work and robotic, stabby chord patterns to create a hook-laden machine groove which demands repeated listening.
The record’s B-side feature, “Replace Yourself,” is the subtler, dreamier, more futuristic of the two. Unmistakably urban with its swinging, bottom-heavy groove and strange, architectural chord work, it seduces and transports. “Replace Yourself” dares you to do exactly that.
1 Mirror Test, 2 Replace Yourself
Hailing from London, London Modular Alliance are a trio of modular enthusiasts, often performing live, completely on the fly using modular synths and live improvisation. Members include Koova , Yes Effect and Pip Williams , but on this new EP for Hyper…