Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Top Albums 2014

Automat 'Automat' (Bureau B)
Camera 'Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide' (Bureau B)
Chrome 'Feel It Like a Scientist' (King Of Spades Records)
Cristobal Tapia De Veer 'Utopia (Original Television Soundtrack)' (Silva Screen)
Hauschka 'Abandoned City' (City Slang)
Nisennenmondai 'N' (Blast First Petite)
Powell '11-14' (Diagonal)
Swans 'To Be Kind' (Mute)
The Future Sound Of London 'Environment Five' (
Todd Terje 'It's Album Time' (Olsen)

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

[December 2014...Every Man A God]

Agoria 'Hélice' (Hotflush) 01/12/14 (Single)
Bonobo 'Flashlight' (Ninja Tune) 01/12/14 (EP) 
Melchior Productions Ltd 'Meditations 1-3' (Perlon) 01/12/14 (Single)
Drexciya 'Harnessed The Storm' (Tresor) 01/12/14 (Reissue)
Pixies 'Doolittle 25' (4AD) 01/12/14 (Deluxe Reissue)
Various '10 Years of Tirk' (Tirk) 01/12/14 (Compilation)
Various 'Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik' (Cache Cache) 01/12/14 (Compilation)
Model 500 'Sonic Sunset' (R&S) 05/12/14 (Reissue)
Powell 'Club Music Remixes' (Diagonal) 08/12/14 (EP)
Powell '11-14' (Diagonal) 08/12/14 (Compilation)
Prosumer 'fabric 79' (Fabric) 08/12/14 (Compilation)
Various 'M-Print: 20 Years Of M-Plant' (M-Plant) 08/12/14 (Compilation)
Various 'The Music of Grand Theft Auto V' (Mass Appeal) 09/12/14 (Limited Box Set)
Herbert 'Part 8' (Accidental) 14/12/14 (EP)
Various 'Natural Born Killers OST' (Music on Vinyl) 14/12/14 (Reissue)
Melchior Productions Ltd 'Meditations 4-6' (Perlon) 15/12/14 (Single)
The Knife 'Shaken-Up Versions' (Mute) 16/12/14 (Mini Album)
Jaga Jazzist '94-'14' (Ninja Tune) 16/12/14 (Reissue)
Death In June 'The Corn Years' (Pylon) 30/12/14 (Reissue) 
Death In June 'The Wall of Sacrifice' (Pylon) 30/12/14 (Reissue) 
Laibach 'Neu Konservatiw' (Cold Spring) 30/12/14 (Reissue)

Monday, 17 November 2014

November 2014 / the more we self-brand, the less we stand out

Liars 'I’m No Gold' (Mute) 03/11/14 (Single)
Murat Tepeli 'Drop It Like It's Hot' (Potions) 03/11/14 (EP)
Clark 'Clark' (Warp) 03/11/14 (Album)
Vladislav Delay 'Visa' (Ripatti) 06/11/14(Album)
Einstürzende Neubauten 'Lament' (Rough Trade) 07/11/14 (Album)
Steffi 'Power of Anonymity' (Ostgut Ton) 08/11/14 (Album)
Felix Denk & Sven von Thülen 'Der Klang Der Familie' (Suhrkamp) 09/11/14 (Book)
Anthony Parasole 'My Block' (Ostut Ton) 10/11/14 (EP)
Hreno/The Mole/Ernesto Ferreyra 'Best Buds Vol. 1' (Maybe Tomorrow) 10/11/14 (Single)
Beak> '+' (Invada) 10/11/14 (Album)
Session Victim 'See You When You Get There' (Delusions Of Grandeur) 10/11/14 (Album)
Various 'Beats In Space 15th Anniversary' (Beats In Space) 10/11/14 (Compilation)
Various 'Pop Ambient 2015' (Kompakt) 10/11/14 (Compilation)
Dr. Octagon 'Droppin' Bagels' (Funky Ass) 11/11/14 (Limited Single)
Alphaville 'SO80S Presents (Curated by Blank & Jones)' (Sound Colors) 11/10/14 (Compilation)
Illum Sphere 'Fabriclive 78' (Fabric) 11/11/14 (Compilation)
Cristian Vogel 'Polyphonic Beings' (Shitkatapult) 14/11/14 (Album)
Conrad Schnitzler 'Gelb' (Bureau B) 14/11/14 (Reissue)
Conrad Schnitzler 'Grün' (Bureau B) 14/11/14 (Reissue)
Mark E 'AVION' (Spectral Sound) 17/11/14 (EP)
Savages & Bo Ningen 'Words To The Blind' (Stolen / Pop Noire) 17/11/14 (Album)
Depeche Mode 'Live in Berlin' (Sony) 17/11/14 (DVD)
Cho Young-Wuk 'Oldboy OST' (Invada) 18/11/14 (Album)
Lawrence 'A Day In The Life' (Mule Musiq) 24/11/14 (Album)
Heiko Laux 'Fernweh' (Kanzleramt) 27/11/14 (Album)
The Bug vs. Earth 'Boa/Cold' (Ninja Tune) 28/11/14 (Single)
Faust 'j US t' (Bureau B) 28/11/14 (Album)

Saturday, 11 October 2014

[October 2014: Fly Lo Fuck Off]

Drexciya 'Mind Over Positive / Negative Dimensional Matter' (Tresor) 06/10/14 (EP)
Matias Aguayo 'Legende' (Kompakt) 06/10/14 (EP)
Bonobo 'The North Borders Tour Live' (Ninja Tune) 06/10/14 (Album)
Caribou 'Our Love' (City Slang) 06/10/14 (Album)
John Foxx 'Evidence Of Time Travel' (Metamatic) 06/10/14 (Album)
Underworld 'Dubnobasswithmyheadman' (Universal) 06/10/14 (Reissue)
Pan-Pot 'Watergate 17' (Watergate) 06/10/14 (Compilation)
The Bug 'Exit EP' (Ninja Tune) 07/10/14 (EP)
Godflesh 'A World Lit Only by Fire' (Avalanche) 07/10/14 (Album)
Cut Hands 'Festival of the Dead' (Blackest Ever Black) 08/10/14( Album)
Chelsea Louise Berlin 'Rave Art' (Carlton) 09/10/14 (Book)
Schneider TM & Automat 'Bootleg' (Bureau B) 10/10/14 (Limited Single)
Vermont 'The Prins Thomas Versions' (Kompakt) 13/10/14 (EP)
Boards of Canada 'Hi Scores' (Skam) 13/10/14 (Reissue)
Various 'Elektronische Musik Aus Düsseldorf' (Groenland) 13/10/14 (Compilation)
Andrew Liles 'The Equestrian Vortex' (Death Waltz) 14/10/14 (Limited EP)
Neil Landstrumm 'Knights Of Shame' (Kick+Clap) 20/10/14 (EP)
Sven Väth 'L'Esperanza (Âme Reinterpretation)' (Cocoon) 20/10/14 (Single)
The Pop Group 'We Are Time' (Freaks Are Us) 20/10/14 (Reissue)
The Pop Group 'Cabinet Of Curiosities' (Freaks Are Us) 20/10/14 (Reissue)
Raresh 'fabric 78' (fabric) 20/10/14 (Compilation)
Deutsche Wertarbeit 'Deutsche Wertarbeit' (Bureau B) 24/10/14 (Album)
Hans-Joachim Roedelius 'Tape Archive 1973-1978' (Bureau B) 24/10/14 (Box Set)
Dj Koze 'Reincarnations Part 2' (Pampa) 24/10/14 (Compilation)
Roedelius 'Kollektion 02: Electronic Music' (Bureau B) 24/10/14 (Compilation)
Various 'Permanent Vacation 3' (Permanent Vacation) 24/10/14 (Compilation)
Slam 'Reverse Proceed' (Soma) 27/10/14 (Album)
Swans 'Filth' (Mute) 28/10/14 (Reissue)
Mouse On Mars '21 Again' (Monkeytown) 31/10/14 (Album)
Tarwater 'Adrift' (Bureau B) 31/10/14 (Album)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

September 2014 ... Who are you to think you're a superior race?

Ellen Allien 'Freak' (Bpitch Control) 01/09/14 (EP)
Roman Flügel 'Happiness Is Happening' (Dial) 01/09/14 (Album)
Earth 'Primitive And Deadly' (Southern Lord) 02/09/14 (Album)
Gut und Irmler '500m' (Bureau B) 05/09/14 (Album)
Various 'Wiggle For 20 Years' (Wiggle) 06/09/14 (Compilation)
Herbert 'Part 7' (Accidental) 08/09/14 (EP)
Future Sound of London 'Environment Five' (Jumpin' & Pumpin') 08/09/14 (Album)
Nisennenmondai 'N' (Blast First Petite) 08/09/14 (Album)
And One 'Magnet' (Deutschmaschine Schallplatte) 09/09/14 (Album)
Simian Mobile Disco 'Whorl' (ANTI) 09/09/14 (Album)
Róisín Murphy 'Mi Senti Remixed' (The Vinyl Factory) 10/09/14 (EP)
CAMERA 'Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide' (Bureau B) 12/09/14 (Album)
Paul Kendall 'Family Value Pack' (Ant-Zen) 16/09/14 (Album)
Aphex Twin 'Syro' (Warp) 22/09/14 (Album)
Scott Walker + Sunn O))) 'Soused' (4AD) 22/09/14 (Album)
Erol Alkan 'Fabriclive 77' (fabric) 22/09/14 (Compilation)
Prins Thomas 'Rainbow Disco Club Vol. 1' (Endless Flight) 22/09/14 (Compilation)
Information Society '_Hello World' (Hakatak) 23/09/14 (Album)
Bernard Sumner 'Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me' (Bantam Press) 25/09/14 (Book)
Various 'Kollektion 01: Sky Records' (Bureau B) 26/09/14 (Compilation)
Atom TM 'Ground Loop' (The Bunker) 29/09/14 (EP)
Drexciya 'The Opening of the Cerebral Gate' (Tresor) 29/09/14 (Reissue)
Monoton 'Monotonprodukt 02' (Desire) 29/09/14 (Reissue)

Sunday, 17 August 2014

[August 2014: Bill Maher is a piece of shit]

Chrome 'Feel It Like A Scientist' (King of Spades) 05/08/14 (Album)
David Stubbs 'Future Days: Krautrock And The Building Of Modern Germany' (Faber) 07/08/14 (Book)
µ-Ziq 'Rediffusion' (Planet Mu) 11/08/14 (EP)
Various 'Panorama Bar 06 - Part I' (Ostgut Ton) 11/08/14 (EP)
Various 'Panorama Bar 06 - Part II' (Ostgut Ton) 11/08/14 (EP)
Fab 5 Freddy 'Wild Style Breakbeats' (Kay-Dee/Get On Down) 12/08/14 (Box Set)
Portishead 'Dummy' 13/08/14 (Reissue)
Wolfgang Voigt 'INSTANT 303' (Kompakt) 15/08/14 (EP)
Can 'Out Of Reach' (Mute) 18/08/14 (Reissue)
Can 'Rite Time' (Mute) 18/08/14 (Reissue)
Can 'Unlimited Edition' (Mute) 18/08/14 (Reissue)
Can 'Delay' (Mute) 18/08/14 (Reissue)
Wire 'Document and Eyewitness' (Pink Flag) 18/08/14 (Reissue)
Marcel Dettmann 'fabric 77' (fabric 77) 18/08/14 (Compilation)
Various 'Total 14' (Kompakt) 18/08/14 (Compilation)
Lydia Lunch & Roland S. Howard 'Shotgun Wedding' (1972 Records) 19/08/14 (Reissue)
Harald Grosskopf 'Synthesist' (Bureau B) 22/08/14 (Reissue)
Harald Grosskopf 'Oceanheart' (Bureau B) 22/08/14 (Reissue)
Solomun 'Global Underground GU40 Hamburg' (Global Underground) 24/08/14 (Compilation)
The Bug 'Angels & Devils' (Ninja Tune) 25/08/14 (Album)
Various 'Pay Close Attention' (XL) 25/08/14 (Compilation)
Richard H. Kirk 'Never Lose Your Shadow' (Minimal Wave) 26/08/14 (EP)
J Dilla 'The King of Beats: Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition' 26/08/14 (Box Set)
Various 'Acid Thunder: More Definitive Acid & Deep House 1985-1991' (Harmless) (Compilation)

Saturday, 19 July 2014

July 2014..the more confusion... the more profit

Information Society 'Insoc EP' (Mannequin) 03/07/14 (Reissue)
Bill Brewster 'After Dark Nightshift' (Late Night Tales) 06/07/14 (Compilation)
Wolfgang Voigt 'Rückverzauberung 9: Musik Für Kulturinstitutionen' (Profan) 07/07/14 (Album)
Holger Czukay 'Der Osten Ist Rot / Rome Remains Rome' (Groenland) 08/07/14 (Reissue)
Plastikman 'EX: Performed Live At The Guggenheim NYC' (Mute) 11/07/14 (Album)
Cocteau Twins 'Blue Bell Knoll' (4AD) 14/07/14 (Reissue)
Cocteau Twins 'Heaven or Las Vegas' (4AD) 14/07/14 (Reissue)
Severed Heads 'Dead Eyes Opened' (Dark Entries) 16/07/14 (Reissue)
Xymox 'Subsequent Pleasures' (Dark Entries) 16/07/14 (Reissue)
Heisenberg 'RIPATTI06' (Ripatti) 21/07/14 (Single)
To Rococo Rot 'Instrument' (City Slang) 21/07/14 (Album)
Ziguri 'Kölsch-Schickert-Erdenreich' (Bureau B) 25/07/14 (Album)
Tobias Freund 'Remixes' (Ostgut Ton) 28/07/14 (EP)
Dj Harvey 'Wildest Dreams' (Smalltown Supersound) 29/07/14 (Album)

Friday, 13 June 2014

June 2014 Third Seed From The Bud

Mayday 'The Darkside' (Pheerce Citi) 02/06/14 (Reissue)
Diamond Version 'CI' (Mute) 02/06/14 (Album)
Godflesh 'Decline & Fall' (Avalanche) 04/06/14 (EP)
Melotron 'Werkschau' (Out Of Line) 06/06/14 (Compilation)
Various 'History Of Neue Deutsche Welle' (ZYX) 06/06/14 (Compilation) 
British Murder Boys 'Live in Tokyo' (Downwards) 09/06/14 (EP)
Liars 'Pro Anti Anti' (Mute) 09/06/14 (Single)
Answer Code Request 'Code' (Ostgut Ton) 09/06/14 (Album)
Severed Heads 'Since the Accident' (Medical) 12/06/14 (Reissue)
Severed Heads 'City Slab Horror' (Medical) 12/06/14 (Reissue)
Black Lung 'The Great Golden Goal' (Ant-Zen) 13/06/14 (Album)
Dj Deetron 'Fabric 76' (Fabric) 16/06/14 (Compilation)
Nightmares On Wax 'N.O.W Is The Time' (Warp) 16/06/14 (Compilation)
Will Saul 'DJ-Kicks' (!K7) 16/06/14 (Compilation)
Margaret Dygas 'In Wood / That' (Perlon) 17/06/14 (Single)
The Knife 'Shaken-Up Versions' (Mute) 17/06/14 (Remix Album)
The Soft Pink Truth 'Why Do The Heathen Rage?' (Thrill Jockey) 17/06/14 (Album)
Cabaret Voltaire '#7885 (Electropunk to Technopop 1978 – 1985)' (Mute) 23/06/14 (Compilation)
Various 'Modeselektion Vol. 03' (Monkeytown) 27/06/14 (Compilation)
Various 'Content' (2020 Vision) 30/06/14 (Compilation)

Thursday, 15 May 2014

RIP H.R. Giger 1940-2014

Kreidler 'ABC' (Bureau B) 02/05/14 (Album)
Savages 'Fuckers / Dream Baby Dream' (Pop Noire) 05/05/14 (Single)
The Horrors 'Luminous' (XL) 05/05/14 (Album)
Rebolledo 'Momento Drive' (Kompakt) 05/05/14 (Compilation)
Various 'Bleep:10' (Bleep) 05/05/14 (Compilation)
Various 'If This Is House, I Want My Money Back III' (Permanent Vacation) 09/05/14 (Compilation)
Losoul 'Slowly Turning' (Hypercolour) 12/05/14 (EP)
Various 'Rough Trade Shops Field Day 14' (Rough Trade) 12/05/14 (Compilation)
Powell 'Club Music' (Diagonal) 13/05/14 (Single)
Front Line Assembly 'Echoes' (Metropolis) 13/05/14 (Remix Album)
Swans 'To Be Kind' (Mute) 13/05/14 (Album)
Mr. Scruff 'Friendly Bacteria' (Ninja Tune) 19/05/14 (Album)
Plaid 'Reachy Prints' (Warp) 19/05/14 (Album)
LCD Soundsystem 'The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden' 19/05/14 (Boxset)
Various 'Dune OST' (Music On Vinyl) 19/05/14 (Reissue)
Todd Terje 'Delorean Dynamite' (Olsen) 26/05/14 (Single)
Marcel Dettmann 'Seduction' (Ostgut Ton) 26/05/14 (EP)
Drexciya 'Hydro Doorways EP' (Tresor) 26/05/14 (Reissue)
Drexciya 'Neptune's Lair' (Tresor) 26/05/14 (Reissue)
Various '10 Years Of Full Pupp' (Full Pupp) 26/05/14 (Compilation)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

april 2014 negativ nein

Automat 'Automat' (Bureau B) 04/04/14 (Album)
Todd Terje 'It's Album Time' (Olsen) 04/04/14 (Album)
Squarepusher 'Music For Robots' (Warp) 07/04/14 (EP)
Luke Vibert 'Ridmik' (Hypercolour) 07/04/14 (Album)
Factory Floor 'How You Say' (DFA) 14/04/14 (Single)
Power Glove 'Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon OST' (Invada) 19/04/14 (Limited Album)
Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting 19/04/14 (Book)
Faze Action 'Body Of One' (Faze Action) 28/04/14 (Album)
Mark E 'Product Of Industry' (Spectral Sound) 28/04/14 (Album) 
Pixies 'Indie Cindy' (Pixies Music) 28/04/14 (Album)
Prins Thomas 'Prins Thomas III' (Full Pupp) 28/04/14 (Album)
Matt Tolfrey & Ryan Crosson 'Don't Be Leftout' (Leftroom) 28/04/14 (Compilation)
Coil 'Porto' (Threshold House) 29/04/14 (Reissue)

Saturday, 15 March 2014

March 2014 [no singer songwriter shite here]

6th Borough Project 'Borough 2 Borough' (Delusions Of Grandeur) 03/03/14 (Album)
Ø 'Konstellaatio' (Sähkö) 03/03/14 (Album)
Deadbeat & Paul St. Hilaire 'The Infinity Dub Sessions' (BLKRTZ) 03/03/14 (Album) 
Various 'Paris/Berlin: 20 Years Of Underground Techno' (Fondation Sonore) 03/03/14 (Compilation)
Laibach 'Spectre' (Mute) 04/03/14 (Album)
Lassigue Bendthaus 'Matter' (Dark Entries) 04/03/14 (Reissue)
Clark 'Superscope' (Warp) 10/03/14 (EP)
Tensnake 'Glow' (Virgin EMI) 10/03/14 (Album)
The Ministry Of Wolves 'Music From Republik Der Wölfe' (Mute) 10/03/14 (Album)
Rüdiger Esch 'Electri_City - Elektronische Musik aus Düsseldorf' (Suhrkamp Verlag) 10/03/14 (Book)
KMFDM 'A Drug Against War' (Metropolis) 11/03/14 (Reissue)
KMFDM 'Boots' (Metropolis) 11/03/14 (Reissue)
KMFDM 'Brute' (Metropolis) 11/03/14 (Reissue)
KMFDM 'Glory' (Metropolis) 11/03/14 (Reissue)
KMFDM 'Help Us Save Us Take Us Away' (Metropolis) 11/03/14 (Reissue)
KMFDM 'Light' (Metropolis) 11/03/14 (Reissue)
Goldfrapp 'Thea' (Mute) 17/03/14 (Single)
Ripatti 'Ripatti 03' (Ripatti) 17/03/14 (Single) 
Vermont 'Vermont' (Kompakt) 17/03/14 (Album)
Hauschka 'Abandoned City' (Temporary Residence Ltd) 18/03/14 (Album)
Liars 'Mess' (Mute) 24/03/14 (Album)
The Black Dog 'The Sound of Sheffield Vol. 1' (Dust Science) 31/03/14 (EP)
Efdemin 'Decay' (Dial) 31/03/14 (Album)
Tobias. 'A Series Of Shocks' (Ostgut Ton) 31/03/14 (Album)

Saturday, 15 February 2014

February 2014 : our heroes do not appear on stamps

Sunn O))) & Ulver 'Terrestrials' (Southern Lord) 03/02/14 (Album)
Black Lung 'The Business of Selling' (M-tronic) 04/02/14 (Single)
Kaito 'Less Time Until The End' (Kompakt) 10/02/14 (Album)
Camouflage 'The Box 1983-2013' (Bureau B) 10/02/14 (Box Set)
Various 'The Art of the 12", Volume Three' (ZTT/Salvo) 10/02/14 (Compilation)
Various 'The Organisation of Pop (London Edition)' (ZTT/Salvo) 10/02/14 (Compilation)
Clan of Xymox 'Matters of Mind, Body and Soul' (Trisol) 14/02/14 (Album)
Current 93 'I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell' (Coptic Cat) 14/02/14 (Album)
JJ DOOM 'Bookhead EP' (Lex) 17/02/14 (Limited Single)
Various '10 Years of Phonica' (Phonica) 17/02/14 (Compilation)
DOOM 'Operation Doomsday' (Metalface) 18/02/14 (Cassette Reissue) 
Pan Sonic 'Oksastus' (Kvitnu) 20/02/14 (Album)
Coil/Nine Inch Nails 'Recoiled' (Cold Spring) 24/02/14 (EP)
Cut Hands 'Volume 3' (Dirter) 24/02/14 (Limited Album) 
Cut Hands 'Volume 4' (Dirter) 24/02/14 (Limited Album) 
patten 'ESTOILE NAIANT' (Warp) 24/02/14 (Album)
Move D 'fabric 74' (fabric) 24/02/14 (Compilation)
Various 'Ten Years of Crosstown Rebels' (Crosstown Rebels) 24/02/14 (Compilation)

Saturday, 18 January 2014

tick of the clock...January 2014

Optimo 'Dark Was The Night' (Mule Musiq) 13/01/14 (Compilation)
Andreas Dorau 'Aus der Bibliothèque' (Bureau B) 17/01/14 (Album)
Andreas Dorau 'Hauptsache Ich!' (Bureau B) 17/01/14 (Compilation)
DJMREX 'EP1' (Fold Press) 20/01/14 (EP) 
Marcel Fengler 'Remixes' (Ostgut Ton) 27/01/14 (EP) 
Various 'Pop Ambient 2014' (Kompakt) 27/01/14 (Compilation)