This label is featured in Update #089:
Cosmin TRG, Holden, Minilogue, Kangding Ray
No use complaining about April's weather anymore, but we certainly didn't complain about the month's new music with great releases by the likes of Cosmin TRG, James Holden, Minilogue, Kangding Ray, and !!! improving our time indoors. Also don't miss our more...
Despite their fundamentally misleading name, the Manchester-hailing quartet Egyptian Hip Hop do make some pretty good indie rock. Their latest release on R&S skirts psychedelic rock, bleary shoegazer echos and rhythmic experimentation, showing their very well-informed take on longstanding band format.
Following on from two releases on Shifted and Ventress's Avian imprint, Tom Russell aka Truss drops this beast of a release on R&S. Punishing beats, prowling basslines, straight up acid techno head slams of 'Roly Poly Babs' and the sheer swaggering menace of 'Your Orders' - sick enough to need hospitalization.
This label is featured in Update #088:
Autechre, Atom TM, Function, Brandt Brauer Frick
As easy to spot as Easter eggs on a snow-covered meadow, the highlights in our March Essentials include great albums by Autechre, Atom TM, Function, Brandt Brauer Frick, Space Dimension Controller, Aera, Basic Soul Unit, and TM404, compilations like '20 Jahre more...
His debut album on R&S, Belfast's Jack Hamill doesn't spare on sci-fi imagery for this concept-album of an intergalactical journey. Epic cosmic synths, dreamy soaring speeds and deep funk, disco and house as well as electrified ballads in a carefully laid out narrative. Not much to do except sit back and enjoy the ride!
24 February 2013
This label is featured in Update #087:
Voigt & Voigt, Jamie Lidell, Dadub, L-Vis 1990
Oh, February, where art thy days? Well, the month may have been short, but our selection suggests otherwise with great exclusives (Raíz! L-Vis 1990!), amazing albums (Dadub, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Jamie Lidell, Wraetlic, Trus'me, Lusine, Mano Le Tough, 2x Voigt & more...
This label is featured in Update #082:
Shed, A Made Up Sound, Cooly G, Deniz Kurtel
Not much shorter than usual, our July summary proves how much excellent music is being released in the formerly 'dead' summer season, including highlights that would be a crime to miss: Shed's eagerly expected third album, Deniz Kurtel's star-studded sophomore more...
The Brooklyn duo, with an album in the pipeline, arrive in style at R&S. 'Motif' a mighty hypnotic soupy synth brew harking loosely in techno delirium, 'Eternal' with a poppier dancefloor appeal and the Actress remix deploying stern strategies and reinventing its DNA in a heaving crunchy technoid beast. Essential.
This label is featured in Update #081:
Modeselektion Vol. 02, Guy Gerber, Fennesz, Digitalism
Here comes our June recap - its for all of you who might have missed some of the month's music over watching football or enjoying the perfect weather that surely must have existed someplace. Outstanding albums have come from Jamie Jones, Guy Gerber, more...
Arthur Cayzer's follows up his brilliant Safehouses EP and Detroit Falls maxi with another fine cut on R&S. 'Rift' carves a svelte figure in low-end science, a tremoring bassline set alight with ethereal dusty highs, 'Signal Loss' echoey vocals and song structure and the lush ambient textures of '...Metal Trees'. Top.
This label is featured in Update #080:
Âme, Shackleton, Oxia, Claro Intelecto
Extensive polling shows May firmly leading the race for the world's favourite month and we hope it's been treating you kindly. At zero" we certainly can't complain, with a volley of great music having been flung our way in the past 31 days: Fantastic more...
This label is featured in Update #079:
Lauer, Actress, Maya Jane Coles, Lazer Sword
As if to salute the northern hemisphere's arrival of Spring, our virtual shelves have been filled to the brim with fantastic music this month, culminating in today's 100+ new releases. For our star-studded Essentials we've done our best to narrow down the more...
His album upcoming on R&S, Manchester's Matt Cutler taster single shows a lick of acid and jungle is in order to dance - 'Crystal Caverns 1991' juggles his bleary synths with a darkly raving core sounding like a delirious dream from UK dance history, 'Vulcan Mill Acid' squidges its way appropriately forth. Wicked.