Browsing Category : Records (and such)

Nihiloxica – ‘Nihiloxica’ Cassette [Nyege Nyege Tapes]


The stunningly good Nyege Nyege Tapes label has been bringing us outer sounds from East Africa on cassette since Disco Vumbi launched them last year. And while I haven’t found any evidence contrary to or in favour of, I’d assume there’s a connection between the label and the Nyege Nyege Festival which had it’s third outing in Jinja, Uganda, earlier…

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CultureClash – ‘CultureClash’ LP / Cassette [Lost Futures]


Cracking release here courtesy of Semtek and Ben Morris, bringing forth unreleased material from a makeshift group calling themselves CultureClash. Launching a new imprint called Lost Futures, it’s a properly done package in every way from the full colour sleeve and notes to the sheer quality of the music dug up from a one-off radio recording. The release info below…

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Red Snapper / SKRS – ‘Prince Blimey Dub Reconstruction’ Cassette [Warp]


We’d be remiss for not shouting at the latest Seekersinternational (SKRS aka Seekers aka Seekers International) project, a thirty-six minute tape which sees them mixing up mid-nineties classic Prince Blimey in it’s entirety that needs to be heard. Back in 1996 Red Snapper debuted on Warp with a full length that helped bring ‘acid jazz’ (back when it was a tern…

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All My Records Episode 1


Having moved about 4000 records to a third house in three years I’m getting ready to concede that there is a possibility that my wife and parents are right, I’m never going to listen to them all again. And that’s sad, because although I’d consider myself equal parts collector and selector, records are meant to be played. Like a lot…

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The Dead Albatross Music Prize 2017: Shortlist


Hazar! The Dead Albatross Music Prize has officially rolled around for 2017! The season for the award show launched on Wednesday night with Paul Ackroyd aka Kamikaze announcing this year’s shortlist inside a three-hour special on Reel Rebels Radio. For the uninitiated the Dead Albatross Music Prize was kicked off by Paul in 2013 to recognise the best records to…

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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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