Faugust – Devotions (1984 – 2006) [MIRA009]

Spellbinding new side project from Sigha. Following his latest Avian release, James Shaw now unveils his Faugust project with a 10” title on the Avian sublabel Mira. Emotive and highly personal, Devotions (1984 – 2006) shows a side of Shaw’s sound that has been largely buried since 2004, combining his experience as a guitarist with many of the sonic approaches that characterise his best known music today. Over the course of four tracks it layers pulsating bass and synth lines with melodic flourishes and a pop sensibility not seen in his other work.

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Faugust – Devotions (1984 – 2006) [MIRA009]

Sigha – Living With Ghosts [HFLP009]

Cover art - Sigha: Scene Couple

Sigha a.k.a James Shaw confidently returns to Hotflush with his heavily anticipated debut LP, ‘Living WIth Ghosts’. For this offering he presents twelve impressive techno and ambient productions and fuses his love of classic UK techno with the contemporary sound that currently pulses through Berlin’s Berghain. Since his 2009 debut on the label, Sigha has organically shifted further and further into the straight 4/4 realm of techno, embracing the subterranean, darker soundscapes of his new production homebase, Berlin. However, hiding under all that bass, one can still hear the whisper of many long forgotten shoegaze numbers. Years of playing guitar in London bands defined Sigha’s musical start and gave him an ear for the emotive. He was able to merge both worlds after quite literally stumbling across techno by chance, igniting his love of electronic music.

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Sigha – Living With Ghosts [HFLP009]

Sigha – Scene Couple / Brood [LWG001]

Cover art - Sigha: Scene Couple

Sigha a.k.a James Shaw returns to Hotfllush Recordings with his heavily anticipated debut LP, ‘Living With Ghosts’. For this offering he presents twelve impressive techno and ambient productions and fuses his love of classic UK techno with the contemporary sound that currently pulses through Berlin’s Berghain. This limited 10″ is an extract from the album, featuring two tracks. ‘Brood’, an additional track not included on the aforementioned album and the acid-licked ‘Scene Couple’, a track from the LP.

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Sigha – Scene Couple / Brood [LWG001]

Sigha – Sigha EP [HF029]

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Hotflush presents its fifth release from Sigha. This EP continues his progression into subterranean techno hauntings. With this release he takes a more direct approach that maintains the cavernous atmosphere and spatial tension of his previous work on Hotflush and his own label Our Circula Sound, resulting in a collection of club tracks that evolve and sizzle with burning tenacity, ultimately bursting into the beatless closer that echoes about in an otherworldly space.

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Sigha – Sigha EP [HF029]

Sigha – OCS001 [OCS001]

Inspired by the creative freedom found In Berlin, and fused with a classic UK aesthetic, Sigha’s ‘Our Circula Sound’ project represents his growing immersion in the more spacious and abstract realms of Techno. Dark, introspective and hypnotic, the labels output will mirror the sound that Sigha has become know for, with his obsession for detail clear through out. The first release includes an original track from Sigha and a remix from Marcel Dettmann.

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Sigha – OCS001 [OCS001]

Sigha – Rawww [HFT010]

Superb techno/dubstep mixtures from Sigha dropping an understated and ice cool 12″ for Hot Flush. Rawww takes influence from the technohouse constructions of Sheds EQd project on the A-side with dub chords synced around slick sub bumps and crafty rhythm programming, achieving nearly the same levels of swing and flex as the Berlin auteur. On the flip Hold Your Heart Up To The Light switches up to a fragile dubstep construction, like a crystallized reminiscence of Scuba or T++ and Untitled#2 finishes on a kicking nautical trip, sounding like a Ben Klock cut played through a flooded Berghain. If youre into Dettmann, Shed or Scuba this is right up your street!

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Sigha – Rawww [HFT010]