Released with the help of the quiet achievers at Aniara Recordings,Cave 4b-50 Clicks Northwest updates two tracks from the last Porn Sword Tobacco album and presents one new one.
On Kinetic Image, the increasingly gloomy sound Confrorce has been cultivating reaches new levels of seriousness.
As did On Acid, Hinterland exhibits Recondite’s extraordinary ability for expression in spite of a limited palette.
2, Jonsson/Alter’s second full-length, is the conscious opposite of Mod — the result of a carefully planned studio campaign rather than a spontaneous huddle in Alter’s home studio.
There’s A Crack In Everything, the follow up to Austin Cesear’s debut LP, affirms that the quirky aesthetic established there was hardly a fluke.
Part of Melbourne’s bubbling house scene, Dan Steele and Andrew Broughton make their self-titled debut as Signature Series on their own Bad Party Records.
Like Live At Robert Johnson, the label he runs with Ata, Oliver Hafenbauer’s Die Orakel imprint mines left of center sounds with The Citizen’s Band.
The Passenger EP with Matt Gavris is pretty different fare from John Berera’s contribution to Steffi’s Panorama Bar mix, serving up house in spacey, proggy, and classic varieties.
Like the catalog of Smallville, the label Steinhoff part-owns, the three tracks on You Collect Secrets tracks have an elegant, streamlined beauty to them but rarely slip into feeling stuffy or pretentious.
Mike Sharon’s Deep Empathy EP, the second record for Sheffield’s No More Noise Records, has all the signature ingredients of deep house but not much else to distinguish it.
With their Tin Man-helmed eighth release, Acid Test begins to reveal the limits of its 303-specific mission.
3 & 1, the latest single from Trevino on 3024, affirms that the veteran producer’s techno and house ambitions keep both audiences and himself satisfied.
This inaugural release from Skudge and Kontra-Musik’s joint label, Skum, draws together two artists from each label, with predictably strong results.
Like their previous collaboration, Oskar Offermann & Edward’s Verses peddles a carefully-measured mixture of rigid sounds with soft, gorgeous ones.
Zen Spiders sees Steve Moore again turning his analog setup to kosmische soundscapes, though with a softer, more lethargic edge than we’ve heard in recent times.
Mountain Range’s From You I Have Been Absent in the Spring continues Aniara’s hot streak with its unusually catchy dub house sound.
The four tracks on WT 18 Chase Smith, Chase Smith’s recent EP for WT Records shoot off in directions that even his debut record couldn’t have predicted.
The debut album of Gunnar Haslam, an unknown producer from New York City, feels at ease in the L.I.E.S. stable while expanding the range of sounds its constituents are known for.
Our third Recordkeepers feature finds LWE staff writer Nick Connellan sitting down with Johan Elgstrom, owner and sole employee at Bounce Audio in Melbourne, Australia.
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