Pétra – Aunis – Injazero Records

Pétra are in reality Brian Allen Simon (aka Anenon) and Chantal Chadwick. They create unfolding landscapes of sound which brush over you in shimmering, grainy waves. Hydra is a case in point, while lighter relief is gained via the chiming ambience that infuses Landes. Often the music has an uneasy tension which sets it apart from the background of chilled noise which might be labelled as ambient. It is of course atmospheric to the point of being occasionally haunting and all of the compositions have a deeper quality which may, or may not, suggest something else entirely. Primarily recorded in Nisyros, Greece and the name itself Pétra means stone, rock. I didn’t know this already. We all do now. Minor details perhaps when you absorb the full scale of emotion generated by listening to the whole idea. Meanwhile, try Tavel with its undulating, beat-less rhythms and probing cinematic depth combining real instrumentation against synthesized imagination, which seeks out something in your soul. Indeed, do try it all.

Release: September 20



Kellie Allen – La Vie En Rose – Sublease Music

Beginning Steve Bug’s brand new imprint Sublease is this from Kellie Allen who injects a robust and warmly emotive series of sounds into this exciting initial release. La Vie En Rose is the punchier of the two productions with fizzy drums igniting a creative arrangement of notes, stabs and voices which all combine into an invigorating workout of the senses. Meanwhile, Heartbreak feels that bit deeper, loser even allowing time for space and imagination to be devolved care of the series of warm keys alongside tougher pulses, while engaging a definite funkiness that is nothing short of compulsive.

Release: September 20

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Patagonia – Just Stop Ep – PanickPanick

I’m second guessing that you won’t want this to stop. Alex Tea and Noha’s addictive transmission of uber funkiness grabs and shakes you down in all directions, simmering with a defiant grooviness while firing edgy rhythms straight at you. The excellent title track does all that, plus chimes with musicality, yet remains tough and heavy-duty. Then you may spot the sample from way back when as We come in Peace plays fast and lose with it all, leaving the energetic punch of Amico Mio to fizz with creative juice, compelling a warped sense of wonder into just under six minutes of brilliant, warped intensity.



HVOB – Bloom (Fink Remix) – [PIAS] Recordings

Sometimes music grabs you in sophisticated, unblemished ways because it is almost perfect. Fink’s remix of the track, originally released back in January, breathes fresh life into the existing emotive whispers alongside a gentle yet uneasy shuffle of drums and poignant bass, plucked guitar plus mood enhancing electric keys. Creating atmospheres in the process of delicious intensity which you can just picture accompanying a scene in your imagination, Bloom plays like time defying music resonate for any age. Remixes from Floyd and Ostgut Ton’s Steffi set to follow.

Release: September 16



Crass – Yes Sir, I Will / Penis Envy / Ten Notes On A Summer’s Day / Christ, The Album – One Little Indian Records

The second instalment in this series of newly remastered albums by Crass covers the period from 1981 through the bands final curtain call in 1984, by way of the last album to bear the name Crass in 86. Penis Envy says a whole lot more than the title suggests over blistering guitars, thumping drums and twanging basslines, and yet has an open musicality to it that set them far apart from their supposed contemporaries of the Punk era. Featuring the vocals of Eve Libertine and Joy De Vivre its message speaks for itself, remaining entirely relevant to today. And what is also revealed is the sonic depth which is teased out by the freeform exploration of sounds employed by the group on tracks like What The Fuck? Their fourth album Christ, The Album is an amalgamation of live recordings, new music and experimental fragments, again fuelling the progression of music even adding horns and strings along with just about thing else into the mix. Opening the box containing the vinyl, artwork and accompanying booklet of words and thoughts feels like your tampering with a long lost historical manuscript – which in ways you are – and that moment in itself is worth the price of nostalgic admission alone. Next is Yes Sir, I Will released in 1983 it combined the anger of previous years alongside the uncharacteristically quiet melodies of Anarchy’s Just Another Word and was originally realised as one continuous piece of sound, albeit a tense, unsettling rendition hitting you full force. In ways proving to be their most uncomfortable, hard-hitting work. By contrast is the final title, Ten Notes on a Summer’s Day which was released in 1986 and again transformed expectations of how the band will sound with another assault on the senses via words and music, although this time with a looser, more improvised feel. No one else sounding quite like them. A bygone era? You can listen again now.

Out now

Buy link: https://crass.lnk.to/CrassCatalogue


Goeran Meyer – Blue Glasses EP – MYR

Two startling productions adorn this breath-taking new release from MYR’s Goeran Meyer. Beginning with the otherworldly Blue Glasses which teasingly exists in a world of its own definition amid the pulsating sense of occasion it so readily exposes. Haunted by swirls of uneasy pads, punctuated via unfussy drums, but all the while compacted by an intensely rich amalgamation of sights and sounds to escape into, the number reveals more of itself with each play. The equally compelling Light Glasses returns the compliment as strange illuminating melodies cross the spectrum, accompanied by an urgency pointing you in unexpected directions. If you’re looking out for exciting, invigorating music that kicks against clique then you’ve landed in the correct location.

Release: October 4



Nathan Micay – Butterfly Arcane EP – LuckyMe

There feels like an almost jazzy interplay at work here, in amongst the fizzy array of instrumentation, that genuinely defies expectation in most rewarding ways as Nathan Micay’s genre busting formula tears at the edges. The standout pacey rush of I’m Your Huckleberry opens with pulsing drums setting you up for a fall into the scope of introspective synthesized sounds, which only serve to expand your thought processes. Next, This’ll Tell The Tale channels European funky syncopations into the fray and comes up for air feeling reinvigorated. The cinematic repetitions of Did U Know I Cannot Die follow, leaving the strains of techno influenced The Party We Could Have to complete the picture.

Release: September 13



HNNY – Hosoi – Hosoi Recordings

Capturing the essence of summertime blues is this latest, and dare I say it, rather exquisite rendition of sounds crafted by the mind of HNNY aka Johan Cederberg. The low-slung, shuffling drums of By drag you back to a more relaxed time of nostalgic sunshine, accompanied by the breath of lazy rhythms, as life drifts across this Balearic infused definition of bliss. Next, the timeless captivation continues via the sumptuous Hosoi which fuels the melancholic imagination with gentle piano keys sprinkling the word pleasure all over the airwaves, alongside neatly contrasting plucked bass and insistent snares. Quietly defying urgency.

Release: September 13



Francesca Lombardo – Flumen – Poker Flat Recordings

If you feel that music still has the power to excite, educate and define life then Francesca Lombardo’s wonderfully compelling Flumen is for you. An exciting piece of music that touches the soul, as much it may damage the dancefloor, while washing the stereo in the mood of anticipation. Its futuristic fusion of electronic sounds plays fast and loose with tantalising rhythms, alongside the melodic punch of humanity as the final moments of heavily treated guitar-like plucks infuse a timely, intense refrain. Psycho, then flips the coin to reveal energetic, twisted Techno beats, bass and keys all flying high.

Release: September 13



DJ W!LD – Trans Europe Express – Roush Label

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Of course DJ W!LD’s latest production was going to appear in Magazine Sixty. Not just because the title makes reference to one of our favourite pieces of electronic music but also because it kicks and rocks like all the other fiery productions generated by the DJ. The title fuels eight minutes of brutal drums and bass in typical keynote style while ending via a fizzy pulse of Acid, and is then followed by the equally smouldering rhythms of Peecome, contrasting by channelling a soulful slice of eighties melody throughout the breakdown. Next, Half Way loops magical, atmospheric piano over spoken words while grainy, robust drums ignite the arrangement. Finally, the Hanfry Martinez of Trans Europe Express completes with an insistent remix that also factors light into shade as the swirl of moody pads add defiant brushes of emotional colour.

Release: September 6