Elisha Morningstar – ‘MTS’ Cassette [Canti Magneti]


When it’s all too hectic I can usually find some solace in field recordings. My favourite forms of these manipulations sit somewhere between a podcast and musique concrete, able to hit on the startling familiarity that you might find in hearing another’s voice in discussion with you versus audio treats made from unexpected sources. I recently picked up MTS, a…

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Assel – ‘This Will Not Stand’ LP [Where To Now?]


Anyone else sick of the pre-order hype? With the exception of Akira, who’s label have said that they’ll ensure there’s enough for everybody incidentally, I’m well over being pimped bs”limited” and “pre-order necessary” records that seem to make their own labels nervous. If you’re a record label you should be able to back yourself and your roster on release, just…

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Switched On: A Link to The Past


The 8- and 16-bit games that soundtracked my 90’s youth have been going through a revival the last few years, with the likes of Koji Kondo and Hip Tanaka getting the long overdue status they deserve across a more mainstream audience. LP releases from Konami Kukeiha Club, an increase in 8-bit sampling and the brilliant Diggin’ In The Carts series…

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Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – ‘Two Orb Reel’ LP [More Than Human]


As with many of our favourite improvisational and experimental artists, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – more often credited as Robert Lowe and arguably better known for his work under the name Lichens – has evolved his art for decades across multiple disciplines. In recent years he’s been turning heads in the film medium, mostly as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist composer but…

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Cutting A Dubplate at Dub Studio Bristol


For those not on Compa’s mailing list you may have missed the upload of his mini-doc on cutting dubs at Dub Studio in Bristol. It’s a seven minute talking head of Dub Studio owner Henry Bainbridge (aka Henry Heatwave of The Heatwave fame) discussing the art form that is cutting records, with a bit of gear porn thrown in. Check…

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Shaun Bloodworth LA Producer Shots (2009)


While we’re in LA I thought it’d be worth putting up these portraits of some of the city’s top producers and DJs that first appeared in our inbox in 2009. Los Angeles was getting it’s proper hype at last, Daddy Kev’s Low End Theory was in full flight and Gaslamp Killer was known as an out there DJ, though yet to…

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