out now: Daniel Avery – More Truth [Phantasy / Mute]

 

Artist:
Daniel Avery

 

Title:
More Truth

 

Label:
Phantasy / Mute

 

Cat#:
PHLP19MT / tba

 

Release Date:
17th May 2023

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracks:
01.
Going So Low

02.
Out Of Silence

03.
Time Takes A While

04.
Trip

05.
Bliss

06.
Unfolder

07.
I Would If I Could

 

Press Info:
Daniel Avery expands on the textures and energy of his critically-acclaimed fifth studio album with More Truth, a 7-track collection of new singles, B-sides and bonus material to complete the collaborative universe established on 2022’s Ultra Truth. Beginning with the thunderous rave chorus of lead track ‘Going So Low’ – a brand new collaboration with vocalist/producer Georgia – More Truth explores the furthest emotional reaches of Avery’s studio fever dream.

Speaking on the EP Daniel Avery: “More Truth. More sounds from the world of Ultra. B-sides, bonus tracks and unheard noise. This is our Ultra Truth. We’re not going anywhere.”

 

Snippets:

 

Video:
“Going So Low”

 

Special:
“Ultra Truth Special for NTS Friday – 25th November 2022”

 

Related Release:
album “Ultra Truth”

 

Recommendations:
Daniel Avery’s album “Love + Light” on Phantasy / Mute
Daniel Avery’s album “Together In Static” on Phantasy / Mute
“Illusion Of Time” by Daniel Avery + Alessandro Cortini on Phantasy / Mute
Daniel Avery’s album “Song For Alpha” on Phantasy / Mute
Daniel Avery’s “Song For Alpha (B-Sides & Remixes)” on Phantasy / Mute
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out now: Inspiral Carpets – The Complete Singles [Mute Records, a BMG company]

 

Artist:
Inspiral Carpets

 

Title:
The Complete Singles

 

Label:
Mute Records, a BMG company

 

Cat#:
DUNG36CDX | DUNG36LPX

 

Release Date:
17th March 2023

 

Format:
vinyl, CD, download & streaming

 

Tracklist CD & Digital:
CD1-01.
Keep the Circle Around
(2023 Remaster)

CD1-02.
Butterfly
(2023 Remaster)

CD1-03.
Joe
(2023 Remaster)

CD1-04.
Find Out Why
(2023 Remaster)

CD1-05.
Move
(2023 Remaster)

CD1-06.
This Is How It Feels
(2023 Remaster)

CD1-07.
She Comes in the Fall
(2023 Remaster)

CD1-08.
Biggest Mountain
(2023 Remaster)

CD1-09.
Weakness
(2023 Remaster)

CD1-10.
Caravan
(2023 Remaster)

CD1-11.
Please Be Cruel
(2023 Remaster)

CD1-12.
Dragging Me Down
(2023 Remaster)

CD2-01.
Two Worlds Collide
(7″ Edit – 2023 Remaster)

CD2-02.
Generations
(2023 Remaster)

CD2-03.
Bitches Brew
(2023 Remaster)

CD2-04.
How It Should Be
(2023 Remaster)

CD2-05.
Saturn 5
(2023 Remaster)

CD2-06.
I Want You
[feat. Mark E Smith]
(2023 Remaster)

CD2-07.
Uniform
(2023 Remaster)

CD2-08.
Come Back Tomorrow
(2023 Remaster)

CD2-09.
You’re so Good for Me
(2023 Remaster)

CD2-10.
Fix Your Smile
(2023 Remaster)

CD2-11.
Spitfire
(2023 Remaster)

CD2-12.
Let You Down
(Edit – 2023 Remaster)

CD3-01.
Dragging Me Down
(Jon Dasilva Remix)

CD3-02.
This Is How It Feels
(The Go! Team Remix 2023)

CD3-03.
Carava
(No Windscreen Mix)

CD3-04.
Generations
(Denmark 2 Germany 0 Mix)

CD3-05.
Commercial Reign
(Rub-A-Dub Mix)

CD3-06.
You’re So Good For Me
(Like a Tonic Remix)

CD3-07.
Dubville

CD3-08.
Two Worlds Collide
(12″ Mix)

CD3-09.
Saturn 5
(High Energy Mix)

CD3-10.
This Is How It Feels
(Robbery Mix)

CD3-11.
Skidoo
(Possession Mix)

CD3-12.
Bitches Brew
(Horse)

CD3-13.
Changes

CD3-14.
Uniform

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
A1.
Keep The Circle Around
(2023 Remaster)

A2.
Butterfly
(2023 Remaster)

A3.
Joe
(2023 Remaster)

A4.
Find Out Why
(2023 Remaster)

A5.
Move
(2023 Remaster)

A6.
This Is How It Feels
(2023 Remaster)

A7.
She Comes In The Fall
(2023 Remaster)

B1.
Biggest Mountain
(2023 Remaster)

B2.
Weakness
(2023 Remaster)

B3.
Caravan
(2023 Remaster)

B4.
Please Be Cruel
(2023 Remaster)

B5.
Dragging Me Down
(2023 Remaster)

C1.
Two Worlds Collide
(7″ Edit – 2023 Remaster)

C2.
Generations
(2023 Remaster)

C3.
Bitches Brew
(2023 Remaster)

C4.
How It Should Be
(2023 Remaster)

C5.
Saturn 5
(2023 Remaster)

C6.
I Want You
[feat. Mark E Smith]
(2023 Remaster)

D1.
Uniform
(2023 Remaster)

D2.
Come Back Tomorrow
(2023 Remaster)

D3.
You’re So Good For Me
(2023 Remaster)

D4.
Fix Your Smile
(2023 Remaster)

D5.
Spitfire
(2023 Remaster)

D6.
Let You Down
(Edit – 2023 Remaster)

 

Press Info:
The Complete Singles, all of the Inspiral Carpets 24 singles remastered and on one album for the first time.

From Keep the Circle Around, through the chart hits This is How it Feels, Two World’s Collide, Saturn 5, I Want You featuring Mark E Smith to the last single Let You Down featuring John Cooper Clarke.

3 CD with additional bonus CD of rare remixes, including 2 new unreleased.

 

Snippets:

 

Videos:
“Move”

“Find Out Why”

“Joe”

“Keep The Circle Around”

“This Is How It Feels”

“She Comes In The Fall”

“Biggest Mountain”

“Caravan”

“Please Be Cruel”

“Dragging Me Down”

“Two Worlds Collide”

“Generations”

“Bitches Brew”

“How It Should Be”

“Saturn 5”

“I Want You” [feat. Mark E. Smith]

“Uniform”

“Come Back Tomorrow”

“You’re So Good For Me”

“Let You Down” [feat. John Cooper Clarke]

 

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out now: Fever Ray – Radical Romantics [Rabid Records / Mute]

 

Artist:
Fever Ray

 

Title:
Radical Romantics

 

Label:
Rabid Records / Mute

 

Cat#:
RABID091 / tba

 

Release Date:
10th March 2023

 

Format:
CD, vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
What They Call Us

02.
Shiver

03.
New Utensils

04.
Kandy

05.
Even It Out

06.
Looking For A Ghost

07.
Carbon Dioxide

08.
North

09.
Tapping Fingers

10.
Bottom Of The Ocean

 

Press Info:
Fever Ray (aka Karin Dreijer) announces Radical Romantics, their first new album in five-plus years, out 10 March via Rabid Records, and presents the single, “Carbon Dioxide,” co-produced by Vessel. In the world of Radical Romantics, Fever Ray presents their struggle with love, or to be precise, the myth of love. Following 2017’s Plunge, Radical Romantics speaks to both the heart and the head, the dance floor and the bedroom. Dreijer is one of pop’s true visionaries, and in their hands, crude and familiar clay is twisted into endlessly beautiful and terrible forms that balance strength with vulnerability, anxiety with safety.

Dreijer first started on Radical Romantics in fall 2019; working in the Stockholm studios built with brother and fellow The Knife member Olof Dreijer after the former completed the last Fever Ray tour in 2018 and the latter returned from living in Berlin. Some time in mid-2020, Olof joined Dreijer in working on Radical Romantics, co-producing and co-writing album opener “What They Call Us,” released last month to a wealth of praise, plus three further songs. These tracks on Radical Romantics are the first time the siblings have produced and written music together in eight years. Other co-producers and performers include the power duo of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Nine Inch Nails), Portuguese DJ and producer Nídia, Johannes Berglund, Peder Mannerfelt and Pär Grindvik’s technicolor dance project Aasthma, and the aforementioned experimental artist and producer Vessel. Long-time collaborator, Martin Falck, joins Dreijer in creating the all encompassing visual world of Radical Romantics-era Fever Ray.

On the bubbling, electro-pop lead single “Carbon Dioxide,” Dreijer wanted to describe the feeling of falling in love. Reference points span Henry Mancini’s ballpark standard “Baby Elephant Walk” (Dreijer finds it to be the “happiest melody”) to 1 Corinthians 13:1 to Anne Morrow Lindberg’s 1955 essay collection, Gift from the Sea. “I just think that the direction could be nice, happy, full of everything, extra everything,” Dreijer expressed to Vessel during the song’s genesis. Vessel adds, “‘Carbon Dioxide,’ a compound which, being defined by its bond with oxygen, seems to me like a neat chemical expression of the essential compassion that the conditions for life on our planet depend. Compassion and joy; happiness guarded from sentimentality by the absurd and the grotesque; the extra-everything of unconstrained Nature.”

Romantic love: hackneyed pop song subject; star of its own full genre of films and subset of reality shows; a key preoccupation of philosophers and tale-spinners down the centuries. Wars have been fought for it, and all religions are concerned with it. It’s in the everyday fabric of all of our lives, whether we’re starry-eyed over a blooming relationship, making things work over years of growth and change, going down in flames, mourning the past, or hoping someone might fill our empty beds. It’s all of the above Dreijer wants to examine with Radical Romantics.

 

Snippets:

 

Videos:
“Even It Out”

“What They Call Us”

“Kandy”

“Carbon Dioxide”

“Bottom Of The Ocean”

“Tapping Fingers”

“North”

“Looking For A Ghost”

“New Utensils”

“Shiver”

 

Video Special:
“Live At Exit Festival 2018”

 

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out now: Laibach – Love Is Still Alive EP [Mute]

 

Artist:
Laibach

 

Title:
Love Is Still Alive EP

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE653

 

Release Date:
20th January 2023 (CD & digital)
03rd March 2023 (vinyl)

 

Format:
CD, vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Love Is Still Alive I (Moon, Euphoria)

02.
Love Is Still Alive II (Venus, Libidine)

03.
Love Is Still Alive III (Mercury, Dopamine)

04.
Love Is Still Alive IV (Neptune, Oxytocin)

05.
Love Is Still Alive V (Uranus, Prolactin)

06.
Love Is Still Alive VI (Saturn, Insomnia)

07.
Love Is Still Alive VII (Jupiter, Tristitia)

08.
Love Is Still Alive VIII (Mars, Dysphoria)

 

Press Info:
LAIBACH have shared the first piece of an 8-track EP due out on CD and digitally on 20 January 2023 (with the vinyl following in March), before the Slovenian collective embark on The Coming Race tour later this month (full details below).

Watch the video for ‘Love Is Still Alive I (Moon, Euphoria)’ below.

This is the dawn of the third millennium of Mankind. The planet Earth, which we once knew as our home, is now nothing but a dead rock floating in space, destroyed by wars, pandemics and all the evil that men do. So is the Moon, which once served as the stepping-stone into the vast universe, but later turned into a refuge for the last of us. Now, the remnants of mankind are hurling across the Universe on a single spacecraft, carrying the lucky few who have been saved from annihilation. They are heading for Mars, where all life once originated. They might have lost their history and their planet, but as long as they have a glimmer of hope and a guiding red light shining in the darkness, they will boldly go where no one has gone before – as long as love is still alive. 

The Love Is Still Alive EP tracks the survivors’ journey through our solar system, andt this trip is also a journey through some of the more ‘space’ music genres of recent decades. The EP is an extension of music created for the film, Iron Sky – The Coming Race (dir. Timo Vuorensola, 2019), a hidden sequel. Laibach’s music for Iron Sky – The Coming Race is scheduled for release in 2023, alongside a specially created video game.

Laibach formed in the then-Yugoslavian industrial town Trbovlje. Founded in the year that the country’s founding father Tito died, the band rose to fame to become one of the most internationally acclaimed bands to have come out of the former Communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe, recently becoming one of the first bands to perform in North Korea. In 2019 they released a Laibachian interpretation of The Sound of Music, conceived during their trip to North Korea and in 2020 celebrated four decades with Laibach Revisited. An album of music from the acclaimed theatrical production Wir sind das Volk (ein Musical aus Deutschland) based on the writings of Heiner Müller (1929-1995) followed in 2022 and the band announced recently that diplomatic negotiations are underway for a performance in Tehran of Alamut, an original symphonic work composed in collaboration with Iranian composers and performers.

 

Snippets:

 

Video:
“Love Is Still Alive I (Moon, Euphoria)”

 

Video Special:
“Exit Festival 2021 | Main Stage”

 

Recommendations:
Laibach’s “The Future” on Mute
Laibach’s “Spectremix” on Mute
Laibach’s “Spectre” on Mute
Laibach’s “Reproduction Prohibited” on Mute
Laibach’s “Iron Sky Soundtrack” on Mute
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out now: Sunroof – Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 2 [The Parallel Series / Mute]

 

Artist:
Sunroof

 

Title:
Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 2

 

Label:
The Parallel Series / Mute

 

Cat#:
PSST6

 

Release Date:
17th February 2023

 

Format:
CD, vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
January #2

02.
July #2

03.
November

04.
July #3

05.
October

06.
September

07.
July #1

08.
January #1

 

Press Info:
Sunroof [Daniel Miller and Gareth Jones] have announced details of a new album, Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 2 – out on limited edition white vinyl and digitally, via the Parallel Series of Mute on 17 February 2023.

The new album is a set of eight improvised modular electronic music instrument pieces recorded at the duo’s respective home studios following the release of their debut, Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 1 (2021) and where Vol. 1 was the result of four decades of friendship and collaboration, this new album came together in a relatively short space of time. Recorded in the same spirit as their previous sessions – with no pre-planning and no rehearsal – they met up with “unpatched” modular systems, and began improvising. Without any of the parameters they followed in the first sessions, the duo allowed the pieces to expand naturally, keeping editing to a minimum.

“I suppose this is the difficult second album,” jokes Gareth, “it took 40 years to make the first album and just nine months to create this one!” Daniel expands, “We got on a roll and didn’t really stop recording once we had that momentum.”

During the sessions they found themselves aiming for more clarity and space within their improvisation, allowing the listener to be drawn into the pieces in a different kind of way. Textures glide, while random sequences knock against one another – forming then disintegrating before re-forming, and while they do so, uncovering minimal glitching rhythms.

The video imagery of “January #2” (see below), created by Sunroof, depicts manipulated sequences triggered by software connected to the audio – a technique that they introduced into their live performance during a short run of live shows Vol. 1’s release. The album artwork, a watercolour painting by Gareth, draws an extra line between the visuals and the music, as Gareth explains, “the watercolour paintings take on their own life when the water interacts with the colour, bringing a creative connection to how the electronics react to our interaction.”

Daniel Miller (founder of Mute, the “accidental label” that began with the release of his own 7” single The Normal’s T.V.O.D / Warm Leatherette) met Gareth Jones, (the innovative and influential producer, engineer and artist) back when Miller asked Jones to work with him in late 1982 on what became Depeche Mode’s Construction Time Again. After Depeche Mode had gone home for the day, they would stay on to work on their own sessions, a practise that continues to this day. By the mid-nineties Sunroof had emerged as remix project going on to rework the likes of Can, MGMT, To Rococo Rot, Kreidler and Goldfrapp, their first recordings appeared on a compilation paying tribute to Neu!

The eight pieces that make up Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 2 are imbued with the experimental playfulness of early electronic pioneers but retain their modernity thanks to their creator’s constant explorations in electronic music.

 

Snippets:

 

Videos:
“January #2 (Video Edit)”

“November (Video Edit)”

“November (Video Edit 2)”

 

Special:
“Abbey Street 3”

 

Recommendations:
Sunroof’s “Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 1” on TPS / Mute
Gareth Jones’ “Electrogenetic” on Calm + Collect
The Normal’s “Warm Leatherette / T.V.O.D.” on Mute
Populist’ “TtatLD001” on The Temple And The Low Dive
compilation “Hammahalle” w/ Daniel Miller track on Sisyphon
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Mute

 

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