'The Complete Illustrated Book of Failure' is the second album from industrial-punk outfit, Self Love.
A concept album tracing the journey of Don Quixote and his companion Sancho Panza in the epic Cervantes novel, the tracks freely move between the claustrophobic meanderings of 'Livin' La Vida Locust' to the anxious release of tracks like 'Knight of Cups'.
A lesson in human fallibility and changing musical dynamics, stay on your toes.
hannas barber are Dan Rambaut, Simon Richardson & Ed Martin. hannas barber formed in leeds 1995 & comprises ed martin aka edv3ctor, simon richardson (vj vitascope) & dan rambaut (the bard of crouch hill). they are a non genre specific freeform, folkart band w/ tentacles that cross the divide between hip hop samplerdelia, motorik grooves, electronic minimalist & full fat experimentalism. now split between england & scotland, the group still refuses to be categorised & have releases on the defunct dalriada & their own instant action object imprint.
The 'Somewhere With Devo' suite was performed live, one night only, as the encore of the band's Total Devo concert at The Palace in Hollywood, CA on December 9, 1988. The Devo re-mix set by DJ Kinky from 2010, also included here, was never released previously.
Barcelona-based singer-songwriter and Slow Dance signee Uma releases debut EP ‘Bel-li’, via “the collective at the cutting edge of London’s live music scene” (Dazed), Slow Dance, (the likes of Black Midi, Jockstrap, Sorry, Goat Girl, PVA, Squid and more).
‘Bel-li’ is composed of five tracks, emphasising Uma’s intensely interpersonal and deep connection with music and lyricism. “Writing for me is my way of processing and expressing the world around me and the experiences I’ve gone through. I feel a lot for the people I’m surrounded with and the issues I really care about, such as mental health and the under-representation of females within the music industry.
These tracks, though accessible in their listenability, blur the lines of traditional genres, as Uma focuses on the beauty and versatility of sound. The use of classical arrangements and Spanish guitar are a beautiful echo of her roots and upbringing. At the heart of these releases lie a sense of raw humanity and honesty. With arduous intensity, she expresses: “It is all about home and falling into a great love. Late night bowls of spaghetti in your belly. Endless summers watching the sunset from my roof. Imminent tragedy and inescapable melancholy.”
London based arts collective Slow Dance serve up a hand stamped, white label featuring 5 originals. Artists featured are Hambling, Jude Woodhead, Glows, Dj Grapefruit and Micachu and the Shapes drummer Suitman Jungle.
'Billennium Soundscapes is a beguiling mix of live performed electronic percussion and toasty, burnt out synthesisers. A sound that slops into your ear holes and clags brain cavities with a syrupy sonic cream.'
This album was produced over Christmas 2020 in a semi-derelict hideout on the outskirts of Blackpool, England.
All the Drums & Percussion were performed live on an electronic kit and recorded (as were the synths) directly to cassette.
Aftershock is a collaborative effort by violinist extraordinaire Mia Zabelka, Vienna and extreme metal bassist/guitarist Arun N, Bangalore which reflects their respective styles and playing, equal parts of soothing ambience, textures make way for improvised parts created predominantly from violin and bass guitar
Juxtaposed with a vibe of post-apocalyptic illegal but now legal gatherings, aftershock gently caresses never before heard hard ambient with free improvisation, techno and experimental electronic music all in a single wave packed into a solid 60 min set meant to be heard from beginning to end in a single sitting to grasp. Adding to this concoction is a special guest, trumpet veteran Joshua Trinidad from Denver
Recorded in the covid months of 2020 (August to October in Vienna, Austria and Bangalore, India). C60, J-card, postcard, presentation envelope.
Two years, two self-released albums and various UK and international live shows later, j.b. glazer returns to Them There for another round of mutant club hitters and abstracted dungeon blues. Following on from the blinding 2018 debut album ‘Compact Break’ - ‘Divine Glint Music’ captures glazer working to the utmost extremes of his practice, wrestling with themes of duality to give rise to some of his most realised and polished work to date.
Divine Glint Music represents a stirring experiment in new production techniques for j.b. glazer, initiated through the reconstruction of forgotten collaborative material and the use of turntables as a compositional tool. His natural flare for sample manipulation and drum programming are apparent throughout but ‘Divine Glint Music’ is set apart from previous works by a new sense of spontaneity and impulsiveness.
Recorded live in London 2020. Recreated using original recordings featuring Bianca Scout, Violence Grass Band, Elena Isolini, James Walker and Halfs.
Hyperdawn is the moniker of Salford based experimentalists Michael Cutting and Vitalija Glovackyte. Off the back of their prolific individual projects, ranging from multimedia performances to studio releases, orchestral works to solo live sets, the duo has steadily developed a distinctive voice as Hyperdawn, forging modified keyboards, homemade instruments and reel to reel tape recorders.
Their debut album Bleach takes their physical, process-based aesthetic with imperfections of warped tape and faltering hardware and pushes it towards the boundaries of pop music. Hints of verse-chorus structures are now apparent with the use of Vitalija’s voice as an essential introduction, giving the duo’s rough-grained instrumentals a new level of poignancy.
Michael and Vitalija have taken their live show to venues and festivals across the UK, US, Canada and Europe as well as had their music broadcast on BBC Radio 3 (Late Junction), NTS Radio and Berlin Community Radio amongst others.
This is the debut album from Algernon Cornelius, the son of Irish and Jamaican immigrants – he is a rapper, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Leeds, currently residing in sunny Manchester. Notable throughout both Leeds and Manchester’s DIY scenes, he’s shared stages with the likes of Armand Hammer, Moor Mother, Cakes Da Killa, Shabazz Palaces and The Bug, in addition to performing at Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here Festival and producing for R.A.P. Ferreira and Pijn.
Limited edition of 35 copies worldwide, only available in physical form.