October – Black Body Radiation [SKUDGEWLP002]

Bristol based Julian Smith aka October returns to Skudge Records with the full length Black Body Radiation. Sounding like the soundtrack for a long lost dystopic Anime movie. Action packed, intense, fast-moving. Body music from the future.

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October – Black Body Radiation [SKUDGEWLP002]

Legowelt – Dark Days 1992-1997 [BAKKDD001]

Those familiar with the Strange Life label operated by Danny Wolfers will know it’s rife with CDr material worthy of the vinyl format. Whilst our personal favourite (the bizarre Portopia by Wolfers alias Satomi Taniyama) remains looked over by labels, Berceuse Heroique were responsible for a quite sumptuous double LP edition of Smackos album The Age Of Candy Candy earlier this year. Now local Den Haag crew BAKK have got their hands on 2004 Strange Life album Dark Days for an equally classy triple LP edition. Wolfers fans not familiar with this album will immediately fall in love with Dark Days, thanks to the signature blend of goofy track titles (“Lego Resistance”, “An Obnoxious Affair On Tape”) and music that veers from soaring, synth vistas to grotty techno via cold, primitive electronics and more.

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Legowelt – Dark Days 1992-1997 [BAKKDD001]

Greg Beato – When Monkeys Attack [APRON019]

Greg Beato returns to Funkineven’s Apron imprin, serving up three more chunks of woozy machine music. Beato sets the tone on “When Monkeys Attack”, which expertly fuses booming bass, fizzing drum machine hits and dreamy, hypnotic synthesizer motifs. There’s a hazier deep house feel to “El Dinero Falla”, which despite its’ inherent beauty is also notably tough and more than a little wonky. Another excellent outing closes with the clanking drum machine cowbells, Syclops-goes-rave riffs and furious percussion programming of the more techno-leaning “Sadati”.

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Greg Beato – When Monkeys Attack [APRON019]

Dream Weapons – Reach Dystopia [MRT003]

Athens reminds us of Berlin right after the Wall. Gritty, chaotic, dirty, and partying like there’s no future. Dream Weapons is a reflection of these confused greek days. With limited means and a DIY attitude he builds harsh, lysergic, electronic dreams on the ruins of a once splendid empire. MRT is the perfect place to do so. We believe in total failure.

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Dream Weapons – Reach Dystopia [MRT003]