CH-256, also known as Marshstepper’s self-titled effort, began life as a cassette edition in 2012, and was repressed a couple of times. The 2015 vinyl edition seems to be following a similar lifecycle, as there is now a 2nd pressing available and all fans of murky and sometimes miserable noise (with the occasional beat extended as a rescue flotation device) are given yet another chance to own a copy: chondriticsound.bandcamp.com.
Pea Green tape lovers, this is not your day. This lovely cassette edition, once available in Pea Green OR Sky Blue is now available in Sky Blue only. You blew it. Now you will have to resign yourself to listening to this Belfast acid on Sky Blue tape only. These lovely electronic tones come packaged in a laser cut sleeve, and are seriously limited at only 100 in total: crx091081gb.bandcamp.com.
While you slept, your computer manufactured some synthetic designer-drug software and executed a few times. When you woke up and had to reboot, the startup chime had been replaced with the new Co La album. Or you could have just picked it up on vinyl from softwarelabel.net and/or cassette tape from 1080pcollection.bandcamp.com. Serious software jams from Software.
If you’ve managed to track down and wear the grooves out on every Coltrane bootleg out there, then you owe it to yourself to inject some new blood into your record collection. Most write-ups about the new Kamasi Washington album aren’t going to miss an opportunity to drop a mention of Kendrick Lamar in for the benefit of their SEO, but it’s important to note here that this album really has not much at all to do with Kendrick Lamar or his new album To Pimp A Butterfly (Page 1 of Google search results here we come!). Great. Fucking. Jazz. Like we haven’t been blessed with for a long time. Pick up The Epic on 3xLP from ninjatune.net.
There is no shortage of great tunes out there that have been lost to the obfuscation of time and/or location. However, there is a considerable shortage of time for most of us to go digging that gold up out of the stratified layers of obscure musical history. So if you are not currently suffering from a shortage of income, why not throw some money at Psychemagik, since they’ve gone and rescued a few crucial and, indeed, magikal pieces for your listening pleasure. Part 2 of the Magik Sunset compilation is now available for preorder at lengrecords.bandcamp.com and comes highly recommended for anybody interested in all things psychedelic and groovy.
Time to get miserable, dudes. Chondritic Sound is on a mission to set the standard for labels releasing quality, experimental electronic mayhem, and the new LP from Pure Ground is a blunt affirmation of said mission. Drown in the sound over at chondriticsound.bandcamp.com and do yourself a favor by picking up one of the last couple of copies on colored vinyl.
King Midas Sound, the narcotic infused side-project of The Bug’s Kevin Martin, has announced a forthcoming series of collaborations that will total four in all. The first collaboration, titled, ahem, Edition 1, is a pairing with none other than Fennesz, Austrian guitar and electronics wizard. Two titans of sound conspiring to release an LP’s worth of music? What could possibly go wrong? Preorder as soon as possible from kingmidassoundmusic.bandcamp.com.
There’s nothing quite like some new Sigur Rós vinyl to get collectors clutching at their pocketbooks and setting hearts aflutter with board-drama theatricality. This ain’t that, but it is new music from the entirety of Sigur Rós minus their little known frontman Jónsi and composed specifically for The Show Of Shows. You can pick up a preorder right now from sigur-ros-store.com.
Second Layer is a side project of two members of The Sound. World Of Rubber collects the output of Misters Adrian Borland and Graham Bailey onto one tidy 2xLP package and presents it back to the world that might have missed it, skipped it, or maybe just weren’t around for it. Here’s your second chance at post-punk, industrial redemption: darkentriesrecords.com.