Author Archive: Harry Sword

Max Loderbauer, Claudio Puntin, and Samuel Rohrer, Ambiq

On Ambiq, Max Lodebauer collaborates with Swiss clarinet virtuoso Claudio Puntin and drummer Samuel Rohrer for an LP of low-lit grooves and ominous ambience that combines live instrumentation and warm desk work to great effect.

Beneath, Vobes EP

On the Vobes EP, Beneath continues to contrast UK funky rhythms and pitch black atmospheres on four lessons in experimental brutalism for PAN.

Bruta Non Calculant, World In A Tear

Cititrax presents the debut LP from Bruta Non Calculant, a new project from Alaxis Andreas G, the French underground mainstay behind Le Syndicat Electronique.

Curator’s Cuts 34: Harry Sword

LWE staff writer Harry Sword compiled Curator’s Cuts 34. We will post the tracklist later in the week, as the curator discloses and describes it as part of the podcast.

Pev & Asusu / Pev & Kowton, MMM & Pangaea Remixes

For the first in a series of Livity Sound remix 12″s, the pairing of MMM and Pangaea makes good sense, due to their shared affinity for body-block sonic warmth and efficiency.

Samuel, Numberuma

Brstl’s sixth release sees the production debut of young Bath-based producer Samuel, who impresses with a couple of fiercely insistent rollers that sound as effortless as they do assured.

Trus’me, PN25

Skudge and Marcellus are the first to contribute remixes of Trus’me’s 2013, Treat Me Right.

Broken English Club, Jealous God 04

Broken English Club is the new moniker of UK techno veteran Oliver Ho, and this record sees him experimenting with a blank stared, pin-point focused electronic palate that betrays no-wave/post-punk influences.

Helm, The Hollow Organ

The the four tracks on The Hollow Organ areexpansive in their use of found sound, knackered electronics, and strange acoustics to plow dead-eyed territory: negative energies clacking through hidden pipes.

LWE’s Top 5 Labels of 2013

For our third year-end column, staff writer Harry Sword runs down LWE’s top 5 labels of 2013.

LWE Interviews Samuel Kerridge

In the wake of his A Fallen Empire album for Downwards, Little White Earbuds caught up with Samuel Kerridge over e-mail to discuss its genesis and much more.

Various Artists, Feral Grind

On the second release for his new label Submit, Perc and Justin Farrar curate some of the bloodiest and most mind-wrenching music to come from the new left-hand path.

Ital, Throbbing / Nodding

Moving on from the languid house tapestry of his Workshop 12″, Ital weaves two tracks for his own Lovers Rock imprint that extend their predecessor’s opulent wooze with a noticeably brusque physicality.

L.B. Dub Corp, Unknown Origin

The unlikely appearance of a L.B. Dub Corp album is equally surprising in sound as Luke Slater’s reduced palette fills out with house influences on Unknown Origin.

Joe, Slope / Maximum Body Muscle

A record from Joe is a seldom seen treat, and with Slope / Maximum Body Muscle for Hessle Audio the shadowy producer delivers some of his most extroverted work yet.

Move D, The KM20 Tapes (1992–1996)

On the sophomore release from Jordan Czamanski’s new Off Minor imprint, David Moufang dusts off five archival tracks originally recorded at his KM20 studio in Heidelberg between 1992–96.

Circle Traps, Obelisk EP

Circle Traps display a deft understanding of both melody and muscularity on their new Obelisk EP.

SHXCXCHCXSH, STRGTHS

On this debut LP, Swedish duo SHXCXCHCXSH ladle out a dose of severe atmospherics that displays a cohesive and bold narrative drive.

Interplanetary Prophets, Zero Hour

Ital and Hieroglyphic Being join forces as Interplanetary Prophets on the Zero Hour EP, which presents a cohesive and often bombastic journey into suitably dark astral plains.