Holy Fuck Deleter Arriving at a moment where attention spans are shot and anxieties are going into overdrive, 'Deleter', Holy Fuck's fifth studio LP, is a defiantly full-bodied affair. Polyrhythmic and pleasure- focused, 'Deleter' sees Brian Borcherdt, Graham Walsh, Matt Schulz, and Matt "Punchy" McQuaid utilises their signature sound - seamlessly fusing the gauzy drive of krautrock and deep house's dreamy ineffability, expertly blending purring motorik percussion with the sort of fuggy synthetic fizz and tang they are renowned for. From the thrusting minimalism of opener 'Luxe' through to the triumphant chug of closing track 'Ruby', via club-ready rollocker 'Free Gloss' and the cosmic clatter of 'San Sebastian', Deleter is a record that joins the Holy Fuck dots within their widescreen, technicolour, crescendo- heavy sound. Holy F CD | LP Pre-Order
Caribou Suddenly Something to look forward to in 2020 already! New Caribou album incoming, Dan Snaith's first album in what will be six years. Have a listen to the first taste, 'You & I', below. In 2014 Dan Snaith aka Caribou released Our Love to overwhelming critical acclaim and massive fan support. Now Caribou returns with his seventh studio album Suddenly, an album about family and the changes we go though as those relationships evolve. Suddenly is the most surprising and unpredictable Caribou album to date. Though it retains the trademark Caribou warmth and technicolour, this album is littered with swerves and left turns, and amazes with it’s yet unheard nuances, samples and hooks. As Snaith puts it, “these albums are like photo albums for me – when I look back at the old ones, they’re a snapshot of my life at that time, full of people who are close to you”. This is the drive to continue to make Caribou albums. Full bodies of work where Snaith is able to evaluate things, look at those around him and celebrate them. As his passion and joy in music making remains as fresh as ever, Suddenly is the purest example of this yet. City Slang CD | LP Pre-Order
Lapsley These Elements EP The new EP from the awesome Kingston visitor Låpsley. The first new Låpsley music since debut album ‘Long Way Home’, which across its four tracks expresses a newfound confidence and glimpses the brave new direction her life and work are taking. Comes in a screenprinted reuseable poly bag sleeve, with photography by Maisie Cousins. XL Recordings 12"
Chromatics Night Drive The first full length Chromatics album to feature Ruth Radelet on vocals, marking a change and expansion with a more electro sound. The album contains the their adored cover of Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill and their original track Tick Of The Clock which made it onto a number of big films including Drive and Taken 2. K. Ross Hoffman praised how Night Drive "evokes widescreen opulence with a sonic palette that extends beyond the bedrock of synths, guitars, and drum machines to include touches of organ, strings, flutes, and so on, but it's always used sparingly, rarely outstepping the group's meticulously minimal, carefully controlled arrangements" Italians Do It Better LP Pre-Order
Squarepusher Be Up A Hello After a 5 year hiatus that has seen him delve into a range of diverse musical projects, Squarepusher will return with a long awaited album Be Up A Hello, out on the 31st of January. Fans can enjoy a taster as the double-A side 12” Vortrack will be released on the 6th of December, featuring Squarepusher's Fracture Remix which already caused a stir when it was dropped into his brain-melting breakbeat and jungle set for Warp's 30th anniversary NTS takeover in June. With this new album, Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher) has returned to using a bewildering array of vintage analogue and digital hardware, the same equipment that first helped him develop his sound in the early '90s. Something of a 180 degree turn, these synths, effects units and even a Commodore Vic20 are in complete contrast to the tools he used to create 2015’s Damogen Furies - cutting edge software that Tom developed over the course of 15 years. The result is Be Up A Hello, an album that is celebratory with rinsing breakbeat tracks such as Nervelevers and Terminal Slam - classic floor fillers - as well pieces loaded with visceral atmosphere and melody in Squarepusher’s inimitable style. Darker moments such as Vortrack and Mekrev Bass illustrate Tom's continuing fascination with finely balanced psychological overload. As such, Be Up A Hello gives a nod to the mayhem, joyousness and abandon of the DIY Essex rave scene that was a strong determinant in Tom's work. Warp Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Quantic Atlantic Modulations Atlantic Modulations’ brings together reworkings of Will “Quantic” Holland’s critically acclaimed album "Atlantic Oscillations", featuring remixes from Sampology, Dan Shake, Alfa Mist and Quantic himself. EP opener "You Used To Love Me ft. Denitia (Selva Remix)" epitomises Holland's relocation to Brooklyn, building his new recording studio 'Selva' and taking up a bi-monthly residency at 'Good Room' (NY); with the essence of the NY club scene radiating through the Selva Remix. A key figure in London's burgeoning jazz scene, talented pianist, producer and composer Alfa Mist reworks "You Used To Love Me" with the addition of melancholic brass and keys, giving the original a contemporary jazz twist. "September Blues" is granted the heavyweight house treatment by Moodymann-stamped-seal-of-approval, Dan Shake. Adding his well-loved mesh of sparky acid synths, Brazilian samba percussion and itchy groove-funk to the song, fuelling "September Blues" into a peak-time contagious weapon. Brisbane-based producer, DJ, and Worldwide FM resident, Sampology gives "Orquidea" featuring Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist Sly5thAve, a delicate touch of tropical-disco and dub-variants, slowing down the brass horns and distorting the bedrock of the track. ‘Atlantic Oscillations’ marked the return of world-renowned British producer Quantic with his most cohesive and intricate album to date; "Atlantic Modulations" cements that release, contextualising it on the dancefloor. Tru Thoughts 12"
Leon Vynehall I, Cavallo 12” with stamps both sides and sticker art in a black popset sleeve. Artwork by Eric Timothy Carlson. Ninja Tune 12" Pre-Order
Squarepusher Vortrack Squarepusher is back. After dropping one of the highlight sets of Warp’s WXAXRXP NTS takeover in June with a face-melting mix of his own breakneck acid jungle productions, fan speculation about the tracks featured has been simmering. Here’s one of them - the blistering Vortrack (Fracture Remix) comes backed with its even more unhinged original version. Warp 12"
The Wozard Of Iz / Mort Garson An Electric Odyssey An extraordinary, acid, counterculture take on The Wizard of Oz created under the auspices of electronic producer, Bernard Krause and combining Jacques Wilson’s inventive lyrics with the moog synthesisers of the legendary Mort Garson. Even in the heady, drug-fuelled atmosphere of sonic exploration that ruled the late Sixties, there was never another album quite like The Wozard of Iz; a psychedelic masterpiece both of and ahead of its time. A psychedelic concept album of estimable mind: funny, crazed, beautiful and thought provoking. Audio Clarity / Cool Cult Records LP Pre-Order