The Japanese House Good At Falling Indies exclusive LP is on violet coloured vinyl. The hugely anticipated debut full length album from the incredible The Japanese House, a swirling and intoxicating mix of ambient electro-pop / indie. Any fan of Bon Iver, Imogen Heap, Jaws or (the slower stuff from) The 1975 should give this a listen. “I’m more of a behind-the-scenes songwriter and producer, but I’ve learnt how to become [a performer]... I’m glad I waited this long because I don’t think I’d have been able to make the same album two years ago. I think it’s important to not rush things and find exactly what kind of music you want to make.” Dirty Hit CD | LP
Alexander Carson Ellipsism Alexander Carson is a neoclassical, downtempo, composer and songwriter based in London UK. Carson spent the better part of 7 years as the lead singer, and songwriter for genre-fluid quintet Wooden Arms. “Forgotten” is the answer to a question nobody asked: What if Harry Nillson’s one chord masterpiece “Coconut” was written for gloom-core post-rock kids? The track layers a simple F# pentatonic scale upon itself until it finally bends and allows the chord to change culminating in a 1 take, semi-improvised, collaboration with long suffering Wooden Arms member Alex Mackenzie. Recorded in one hour in a 4th century church with a handful of microphones and even less forethought. Round Table Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Energy 52 CAFE DEL MAR (TALE OF US REMIX) Renaissance recruit Tale of Us for the second the second edition of their quarterly-century celebrations. With the first release in this series occupying #1 status for 6 weeks last summer, Renaissance are back with the second instalment of their 25th Anniversary ‘The Remix Collection” project. For the follow-up to Solomun’s immense reworking of Age Of Love, Renaissance have bagged more Techno royalty in the shape of Italian duo Tale Of Us, to take on the huge task of remixing another iconic 90’s classic. RENAISSANCE 12"
Panda Bear Buoys Both LPs include a download code. The sixth full length solo album from Animal Collective co-founder, Panda Bear! Buoys is the first Panda Bear release since 2018';s vinyl-only EP A Day With the Homies, and the follow-up to 2015's kaleidoscopic full-length Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. 'The last three records felt like a chapter to me, and this feels like the beginning of something new' says Lennox whilst surveying how Buoys relates to the estimable Panda Bear catalogue. Indeed, the forthcoming Buoys is full of fresh ideas from one of modern music's most fascinating, innovative, and emotionally generous artists. Domino CD | LP
SPELLLING Mazy Fly Mazy Fly, the second full-length by the Bay Area artist SPELLLING, explores the tension between the thrill of exploring the unknown and the terror of imminent destruction. Chrystia Cabral spent the summer of 2018 in her Berkeley studio reflecting on the thresholds of human progress and longing for a new and better tomorrow. She was struck by the way the same technologies that have given humans the ability to achieve utopian dreams of discovery have also brought the world to the precipice of dystopic global devastation. Despite the darkness of this reality, Mazy Fly is defiantly optimistic. It is a celestial voyage into the unknown, piloted by Cabral. Sacred Bones CD | LP Pre-Order
Fatboy Slim Right Here Right Now' Friction Remixes Fellow Brightonian Friction gives the Fatboy Slim original a 2018 update with this powerful remix package. Friction's 'One In The Jungle' mix pulls the best parts of the puzzle and rearranges them into a vibe soaked thumper, harking back to the wonder years of our scene. With a naughty low end and a chopped vocal, this is one's thundering out the undergrowth and into the light. The second fully loaded refix dropkicks the original into the middle of the modern dancefloor. With Friction road testing this every weekend and Killer Hertz making some serious moves on Elevate Records, this is causing some Jumanji style damage to clubs and stereos worldwide. Elevate Records 12" Pre-Order
Test Dept Disturbance In an ideal world, Disturbance, the new album from industrial pioneers Test Dept, would not exist. It wouldn’t need to. Britain would not stand divided by xenophobia. Working class communities would not be under siege. Capitalism would not have created a climate change crisis pushing the planet towards a dangerous brink. And the Thatcherite ideals that Graham Cunnington and Paul Jamrozy spent Test Dept’s early years raging against would not be so terrifyingly back in political vogue. Back in 1981, Cunnington, Jamrozy and a revolving door of talented artists from disparate disciplines and backgrounds formed Test Dept, forging an incendiary new sound from a squat in New Cross that made them underground heroes, landing the group under surveillance by the British government. 37 years later, on Disturbance, that sound is as incendiary as ever. “It began with a project to do with our archive,” recalls Cunnington. It was the early 2010s and Test Dept had been dormant for years. The pair wanted to sort through Test Dept’s old recordings to “re-establish our history and get our music out there again” after record label red tape left many of their 14 albums out of print. When attention turned to the “next logical step of a new album”, an idea emerged – taking germs of ideas from old songs and turning them into new, sledgehammer- heavy sonic experiments full of powerful protest poetry. Politics had come full circle. It felt fitting to do the same with their music. The result is an album that at once peers into the past and roars into the future, across eight tracks that conjure the raw power of Test Dept in their original, 1980s incarnation while adding new elements. “We’re different people now – not spring chickens anymore,” laughs Jamrozy. “We’re still angry but it’s tempered by a slightly different wisdom. We tried to upgrade the sound, to soup things up further.” “Art is not a mirror to reflect reality, but a hammer to shape it,” the poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht once wrote. It’s a mantra that continues to drive Test Dept. who return to their past on this eviscerating new album in order to move into a bold new future. They hope Disturbance can soundtrack a society doing the same. One Little Indian CD | LP Pre-Order