Flying Lotus Yasuke Both LP and CD are wrapped with an obi-strip. Three years in the making, Netflix’s Yasuke is a six-episode anime series created by Bronx-bred and Japan-based television animation creator, producer, and director LeSean Thomas (Cannon Busters, Children of Ether, The Boondocks) and starring actor / executive producer LaKeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Sorry To Bother You) as the voice of the title character. Yasuke tells the story of a samurai warrior of African descent in a fantastical alternate universe version of feudal Japan full of magic, mechs, and of course, swordplay. A dream project for the producer, Flying Lotus consulted on the story, working alongside renowned anime creators Studio MAPPA as an executive producer on the project. The skillset of the GRAMMY AWARD winning producer is on complete display on the album, hybridizing synth melodies, bass lines and machine generated drum patterns while exploring new sonic territory -- traditional Japanese percussion instruments like the taiko and hy?shigi and west African percussion — a nod to the Afro-Japanese, feudal yet futuristic world Yasuke inhabits. "You haven't really heard an anime score do a "Blade Runner" thing, he says, "I was like, ‘let me try and get into the headspace of that' but also there were several things that were part of the recipe for me. I thought about when Dilla would sample [Isao] Tomita and people like Vangelis, and how he had a [signature] sound when he did that sort of thing." Warp Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Battles Mirrored Double LP expected 8th April The debut album from Battles (featuring the ex-member of Don Caballero Helmet!). This is litteraly so different from anything else! avant-garde rock, jazz, electronica, prog.. all those things all at once! Warp Records LP
Squid Bright Green Field Squid are thrilled to announce their debut album , Bright Green Field, already one of 2021’s most highly anticipated albums. Bright Green Field, produced by Dan Carey, will be released 7th May via Warp Records. It's an album of towering scope and ambition, it is deeply considered, paced and intricately constructed. With all band members playing such a vital and equal role, this album is very much the product of five heads operating as one. Some bands might be tempted to include previous singles on their debut - and the band already released two more in 2020 via ‘Sludge’ and ‘Broadcaster’ - but instead Bright Green Field is completely new. This sense of limitlessness and perpetual forward motion is one of the the key ingredients that makes Squid so loved by fans and critics alike, from BBC Radio 6 Music who have A-Listed previous singles, ‘Houseplants’, ‘The Cleaner’ and ‘Match Bet’ to publications such as, The Guardian, NME, The Face, The Quietus and countless others. The band was also on the longlist for the BBC Music Sound of 2020 poll. Bright Green Field features field recordings of ringing church bells, tooting bees, microphones swinging from the ceiling orbiting a room of guitar amps, a distorted choir of 30 voices as well as a horn and string ensemble featuring the likes of, Emma-Jean Thackray and Lewis Evans from Black Country, New Road. Anyone who orders the album from us will automatically be entered into the draw to win a signed Test Press, or alternatively RT the below tweet. Warp Records CD | LP
Children Of Alice Children Of Alice Debut album from electronic soundscape outfit, Children Of Alice. It's the first full length post-Broadcast release from founding members James Cargill and Roj Stevens, working alongside Ghostbox Records co-founder and graphic designer Julian House. Children of Alice have been quietly producing amorphous and intoxicating soundscapes as part of the Folklore Tapes collective for a number of years now, beginning in 2013 with Harbinger of Spring on the shared Ornithology release. This poetic conjuration of rebirth and new growth was the first unfurling of post-Broadcast creation from James Cargill, one half of the personal and artistic relationship at the heart of that epochal and increasingly feted band. Warp Records CD | LP
Born Ruffians Hummingbird Great single from Born Ruffians who recently played an instore here. A. Hummingbird B. Knife Born Ruffians playing an instore here! Warp Records 7"
Pivot In The Blood A mix of post-rock and electronica from these Warp Records signings. A1. In The Blood A2. Didn't I Furious B1. In The Blood (Rustie Remix) B2. Sweet Memory (Clark Remix) www.myspace.com/pivotpivot Warp Records 12"
Jamie Liddell Another Day Released June 16th CD 1. Another Day (Single Version) 2. Little Bit of Feel Good (Live) 12" A1. Another Day A2. Another Day (Rustie Mix) B. Another Day (Matthew Herbert Mix) www.myspace.com/jamielidell Warp Records 12" | CD
Grizzly Bear Friend A great new mini-album from this ridiculously talented band. Featuring new tracks, re-workings of old tracks, and covers by the likes of CSS, Band Of Horses, and Beirut this is a definite 'must have' record. Alligator (Choir Version) He Hit Me Little Brother (Electric) Shift (Alternate Version) Plans (Terrible vs. Nonhorse: Sounds Edit) Granny Diner Knife (Covered by CSS) Plans (Covered by Band Of Horses) Knife (Covered by Atlas Sound) Deep Blue Sea (Daniel Rossen Home Recording) www.myspace.com/grizzlybear Warp Records CD
Prefuse 73 Preparations Released October 15th. New album from Scott Herren's alias Prefuse 73. Both formats come with a bonus CD called 'Interregnums' full of what Herren describes as "...modern classical music", while the album proper "...is totally beats." Track Listing 1. From The East Intro 2. Beaten Thursdays 3. Aborted Hugs 4. Class Of 73 Bells (Featuring School Of Seven Bells) 5. Girlfriend Boyfriend 6. Smoking Red (Featuring John Stanier) 7. Prog Version Slowly Crushed 8. Noreaster Cheer 9. Let It Ring 10. 17 Seconds Interlude (Featuring Tobias Lilja) 11. I Knew You Were Gonna Go 12. Pomade Suite Version One 13. Spaced + Dissonant 14. Preparation Outro Version Interregnums - Bonus CD 1. For Her Non-Place 2. Preparation One 3. Thorough Light 4. Spacious And Dissonant Part 2 5. Pitu 6. Preperation Two 7. Over Ensembles 8. The Last 9. Sunbeammistress 10. Humidity Interlude 11. The Ground We Lift 12. Preperation Three 13. Let It Ring Ensembles 14. Out We Will Go 15. Prepared As It Was Warp Records CD | LP