Boom Bip Seed To Sun "With a brother named... BOOM BIP!... ever ready to flip..." This is the first real solo album from producer / deejay / electronics enthusiast / multi disciplined musician Bryan Holland aka Boom Bip - he has had quite a few goodies released in the past (an EP with DJ Osiris, a couple of DJ tool records and his collabo with Doseone) but this is his time to shine by himself. Beginning straight away (on 'Roads Must Roll') with a warm and satisfying bass riff, gradually accompanied by some mellow harmonics, understated cuts and then crashing in with a live sounding drum break, it is clear that it has much in common with indie/post rock music, which is displayed again later on the Doseone featuring 'Mannequin Hand Trapdoor I Reminder' (the first single on from the album too). Elsewhere Boom Bip plays with theramines, a very strange phonecall and layers of noisy distorted melody as well as very sparse hip hop breaks and meticulously programmed rhythmic foundations. In this context of hip hop, it works brilliantly - it doesn't come off as being experimental for the sake of it and doesn't ever get too 'noodly' (I like that word). It is sometimes quite hard work to take it all in as a coherent piece of work, on account of the sheer variety of influences and genres in the mixing pot, but after a while it filters through and becomes easier to take in. While this will appeal to all Anticon, Mush and related label heads, those interested in artists and groups like Hood, Boards Of Canada, Four Tet and Tortoise will definitely enjoy this and the connections it delivers. Oh yeah, check the appearance from Canada's finest Buck 65 ('The Unthinkable'), it rules. (NB) Lex CD | LP
Andrew Hung Realisationship Exclusive indies LP is on ruby red coloured vinyl. The debut solo album from Andrew Hung, the co-founder of the highly influential electronic duo Fuck Buttons. Lex LP
Kaleida Tear The Roots Indies exclusive LP on 180g white vinyl. The debut album from London synth-pop duo Kaleida, sharp production and an on-edge vibes run through their dark, cinematic and electronic-driven pop. ‘Wood has one of those imposing voices that seems to envelop your surroundings, with Goulder’s transparent production providing a subtle electronic counterpoint.’ - NME Lex LP
Boom Bip Sun Choke OST Expected 7th October Boom Bip's soundtrack to the thriller Sun Choke. Throughout his career, Boom Bip aka Bryan Hollon has thrived in producing off-kilter experimental music. Boom Bip’s debut on Lex ‘Seed To Sun’ (2002) was also the first album on the label. The songs on the album are a combination of sample-loops, synths and rock instrumentation. Companion piece ‘Corymb; arrived two years later, including songs from his Peel Sessions and remixes by Four Tet, Boards Of Canada and Mogwai. Boom Bip’s second album for Lex, ‘Blue Eyed In The Red Room’ (2005), was a record in which he meticulously played and recorded every single instrument separately, using no samples in the process. The album also included his first collaboration with Gruff Rhys of The Super Furry Animals, with whom he went on to form the group Neon Neon. The most recent solo LP, ‘Zig Zaj’ (2011), expands on the sound of ‘Blue Eyed In The Red Room’ and is a precursor to the sound of Neon Neon’s ‘Praxis Makes Perfect’. Lex LP Pre-Order
Wertheimer Brandished EP Limited 3 track instrumental 12" from Wertheimer. “Wertheimer is here, is now. Music steeped in music- drawing from any and all corners of electronic and electro-acoustic sound past and present, distilled into a new and striking formula. Is irreverent to any genre, but undeniably banging and beautiful. Is for pummeling systems in weed-clouded clubs, and for lonely train platform cigarettes. Is for sneaking into abandoned buildings at dawn and for speeding irresponsibly through the streets on your vehicle of choice. Freedom music. Fighting music. Psychedelic music.” Lex 12"
NehruvianDOOM / MF DOOM / Bishup Nehru Nehruviandoom (Redux) The VILLAIN was laying low on the fog shrouded Tin Islands when Bishop’s X-Wing crashed into his swamp. It was April 2013, and that’s a metaphor for Bishop’s first meeting with DOOM before a show at the 100 Club. The future collaborators were booked to play in the tiny ancient jazz venue with Ghostface Killah that night. A month earlier Bishop had been co-signed on stage at SXSW by Nas. There was mad anticipation for his next project. Stakes were high. At the 100 Club, VILLAIN saw what Nas had seen, a real MC. In the months that followed Metal Fingers sent Bishop Yousendit links to folders of beats and Bishop laid down bars. The two worked remotely and then followed up with sessions in the studio.Amongst many swell reviews the mini-album caught a lot of criticism. Not least because it was so short, just 32 minutes. To mark the 5th anniversary, we’ve reduced the running time to 27 minutes LEX RECORDS 12"