Abigor – 1994-1998 The Complete Hörnix Recordings

This is a monumental release from the legendary Abigor, and you could easily argue that it comprises their best material. A boxset featuring remastered audio of the first six albums worth of material. No Cracker Jack’s trinkets or colored vinyl – simple, no-frills packaging and a 32 page booklet, all presented on black vinyl LPs with a nice looking slipcase to hold it all together on your shelf for you. In the United States, you can pre-order a copy from darkdescentrecords.com for $100 or go straight to the source at soulsellerrecords.com. These should start shipping next week.


Lilacs And Champagne “Midnight Features Vol. 2: Made Flesh” Test Pressing Giveaway

There is a new album on the way from the Lilacs and Champagne shop – their 3rd and most evolved feature to date. Once again, Emil Amos has agreed to share a test pressing with one of our readers, and you can put yourself on the wishlist by entering a comment below. Unfortunately, only one of you is going to win, so I recommend the rest of you click over to shop.temporaryresidence.com and pick up a copy. Colored vinyl is limited to 300 and going fast.

To enter the giveaway, just comment on this post. A winner will be picked at random on Friday morning. Please only enter once, we will be checking for double-ups. If your comment doesn’t show up right away, be patient, it is probably awaiting moderation. Cheers and good luck. Contest closed! Thank you for the entries.


Levon Vincent “s/t” 4xLP

We urge you to believe the hype on this one. Levon Vincent’s self-titled debut album is an electronic masterwork coming early in the year, and it will likely eclipse everything that comes after it. Yes, it’s expensive, but I paid more for my own copy and believe it to be well worth it. 11 tracks cut in high fidelity to 8 sides of vinyl, “minimal” – as in “non-existent” – packaging, and bespoke record labels. $32 is a steal over at climbmountanalog.com. This one will probably get harder and harder to track down, so act now.


Tape Tuesday: Night Cleaner – Sketch for Winter III: Green Sleeves

We now have the third installment of Geographic North’s “Sketch For Winter” tape series—this time featuring Matthew Allen Lambert’s (of All The Saints) moniker Night Cleaner. Jangly, swirling guitars and slapback delay abound here within the mix of drone and trippy psychedelic space rock that is “Green Sleeves.” It drops you off just before dawn after one of the coldest nights; the sun is starting to rise and there is hope for warmth on the horizon.

Limited to 100 copies on ‘Narcotic Soot’ cassette shells (love all these creative names for black) and are a steal at only $5 via Geo North




Tape Tuesday: KTL Live Series

Demian Johnston and KTL (Stephen O’Malley & Peter Rehberg) are unleashing a 12(!) volume cassette edition of live KTL recordings made over the last couple of years from diverse locations all over the world such as Poland and Canada. While we don’t have any samples of audio available, we can vouch for the quality of both the recordings and Master Johnston’s letterpress artwork. Vol. 1 sold out pretty quick, and Vol. 2 is certain to follow.

Each volume is limited to 100 copies each and are/will be made available via Dead Accents



Tape Tuesday: Blood Room – Habitus

Indole Records from the UK has been doing some really rad stuff with their releases. One of note is ‘Habitus’ by Blood Room (aka Tim Matts) Equal parts plunderphonics and minimal techno, this recording is an examination of everything down in the cracks and in between the walls.

The tape features bonkers illustration by Jennifer Crouch and is limited to 50 copies. Available from Indole and from Tomentosa.



Birdman – OST 2xLP

Did you see Birdman last year? You better have.

It was fantastic, and equally so is the music in it…which is officially getting the wax treatment from Milan Records. Much of the film is peppered with the solo jazz drumming of Antonio Sanchez, which is adept at carrying the scenes along in a way you might have only imagined melody could. In addition to Sanchez’s work, there is also some great movements of classical work from composers like Gustav Mahler and John Adams, all of which is wrapped up in this 2xLP for your at home enjoyment.

Birdman is up for pre-order now for an April 7 release date.


King Woman – Doubt LP

The Flenser has been on a roll lately. One of their newest releases is from King Woman, which is the newest project of Kristina Esfandiari of Whirr fame. Fans of said band will instantly relate, but for those unfamiliar with Whirr, prepare for some gauzy slow motion vocal lamentation accented by walls of guitars and drums. Quite the cathartic record for Esfandiari, tackling subjects like abuse and religion.

The first pressing of milky clear vinyl is gone, but there is black vinyl available as well as a second pressing on oxblood (and a cassette version as well…) Get heavy.


Wrong – Stop Giving 12″

Miami has been home to some heavy hitters in the last few years, bands such as Torche and Capsule. Now we are graced with a splinter group of the latter known as Wrong and they are bringing some heavy riffage in the vein of early Helmet and Unsane to you via Robotic Empire. This 4 song EP is a rager, but in possibly even better news, its also supposedly a prelude for a full length out later this year.

‘Stop Giving’ is limited to 300 copies in silkscreened packages and is available here. Thinking to yourself “Meh, I don’t need that”? Wrong.


James Place – Living On Superstition LP

James Place (Phil Tortoroli) is dropping a new long player on Umor Rex, following his tape last year for Opal Tapes. ‘Living On Superstition’ weaves together a hazy dream like narrative of weird times in the city. Synths and samples stumble all over each other like the fanciest of footwork that adds up to a greater dance.

Impeccably designed and packaged as always, the LP is limited to 300 copies on white vinyl and is available to pre-order via Thrill Jockey