Welcome to this week’s run down of physical releases shipping from the Kudos warehouse.
Electronic, Techno, Dance
Kit Grill drops by with a new cassette on his Primary Colours imprint. Musically, Fragile is a more dance-centric record than 2020’s Ride with eleven blistering tracks aimed straight for the dancefloor. Hysteria Temple Foundation step up with their anticipated debut platter, Atrahasis EP. Bedouin Records are back with a big techno release from Sorcery, a mainstay in electronic music experimental underground.
Jazz, Funk, Nu-Disco
College of Knowledge bring us a new one from Aussie supergroup Let Your Hair Down – featuring members of Karate Boogaloo, Surprise Chef and other stalwarts of the exciting scene down under. Barcelona producers Velmondo and Priorat have teamed up with Chicken Lips singer Jonny Spencer for an EP of deviant, darkly surreal and thoroughly epic music, including the long-awaited release of Andrew Weatherall favourite Dragging In The Mud, courtesy of Compost Disco.
We Jazz present their third 7″ single boxset, this time with music from The Stance Brothers, Antti Lötjönen, Koma Saxo, Eric Malmberg, Otis Sandsjö and Tampo. Altercat reissue of one of the crown jewels of South American jazz. Also in the Jazz world, Sonorama bring us the first ever reissue of the lost debut LP by Jamaican tenor saxophone player Fitz Gore and his experimental group The Talismen from 1975.
Lisa Decker and Japanese Jazz trio Nautilus team up for a Pop album with many influences from Jazz, Hip Hop, Funk to Reggae surrounded by a Japanese sound spirit. Winter 2’s debut album of the same name is a must-listen for anyone into Tame Impala, Porches or Stranglers. Bubbles bless us with a UK only repress of The Whitest Boy Alive‘s second album Rules.
If you’re on a soulful tip we have two new volumes of Perfect Toy‘s essential Down & Wired series.
The Norwegian band Bols never released any records in the time they were together, but United Planets are finally putting that right with a collection of studio and rehearsal room recordings that spans the whole period of 1983-1986. The album was collected and remastered by Geir Jenssen from Biosphere.
Mika Vainio‘s Oleva, originally released in 2008, gets a much-needed repress. We also have a timely repress of Fennesz and Ryuichi Sakamoto‘s peerless Cendre on 2x 10″ vinyl courtesy of Touch. Another one from Bedouin, Constantine Skourlis follows the theme of his highly acclaimed debut album Hades with distinct, thematic strength; a dualistic nature of beauty and of violence.
The Milan based imprint, Dialogo, has begun a stunning series of vinyl reissues from Cramps’ Nova Musicha series – dedicated to contemporary avant-garde composers – beginning with Costin Miereanu‘s Luna Cinese, originally released in 1975. Ambient reverie, warped dream pop & disintegrative electronics merge for a beautiful album from Kazumichi Komatsu. Also from Dialogo is David Tudor‘s Microphone which is one of the most striking and important works of 1970s electronic composition.
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