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Various Artists: Lost Transmissions From The Off​-​World Territories

Glasgow based Invisible Inc. celebrate their twentieth release with a proper labour of love. Not content with just compiling a selection of excellent other worldly cosmic variations,  Invisible have pulled together an impressive roster of musicians including Laraaji, Malcolm Cecil (as Tonto’s Expanding Head Band), K. Leimer and Richard Bone.

Ultrafog: How Those Fires Burned That Are No Longer

Landing via Motion Ward by early September, the debut long-player from Japanese producer Ultrafog shines with both a multitextural and multitextual density, blurring the line between the transience of the present moment and the everlastingness of memory.

Vril: Haus

Vril continues to dumbfound with yet another loop-based release of stargazing, dubby techno with a fresh slice of ambient on the rim. Haus is simply phenomenal and anyone that says otherwise is a hater.

Various Artists: Studio Barnhus Volym 1

Studio Barnhus Volym 1 is a quintessential representation of Studio Barnhus quirky, carefree and joyful sound – nothing less than a treasure for the lovers of the Stockholm label.

Sculpture: Nearest Neighbour

The graphic novel format pulls Sutherland’s visuals away from their usual spinning zoetropic prints. No longer produced for display on a constantly spinning turntable, his images have a greater sense of momentum by being allowed to evolve over the static page.

Heathered Pearls: Detroit, MI 1997 – 2001 Remixes

Heathered Pearls gathers an impressive cast to re-visit two of the tracks contained on the original release ‘Detroit, MI 1997 – 2001’ – The outcome are six excellent jams, so different from one another that you would hardly notice they all come from the same source at first listen.

Pariah: Here From Where We Are

“Here From Where We Are” is a richly textural, densely organic album, an absorbing venture into a sonic biosphere formed from the sounds of living matter. A record made with machines but spiritually rooted in the primeval muck from which we emerged.

DJ Richard: Dies Iræ Xerox

Dies Iræ Xerox is an anarchic record, not only in it’s brutalist sonics, but in its indifference to genre and disregard for consistency – compared to earlier works, it’s looser, freer and less bound by convention – but all the better for it.

Wen: EPHEM:ERA

Wading through more bullshit than Pusha T claiming Pablo Escobar-esque parables and “beef”, while Kanye’s warbling humbleness, really, there aren’t better openings for taunting new music, much like Wen opening up his sophomore album ‘EPHEM:ERA’ with ‘Silhouette’, when he starts fucking around with that Alice Coltrane sample tho… urgh, it’s dutty time.

Project Pablo: Come To Canada You Will Like It

Kicking off his new label, Verdicchio Music Publishing, Montreal’s Project Pablo steps up with his inviting debut LP, ‘Come To Canada You Will Like It’. Even though each track is deeply enjoyable on its own we’re talking about a solid work where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and where each track acquires full meaning when interacting with the other ones.

Minimal Violence: MVX / U41A

MVX / U41A is an excellent window into Vancouver’s underground club culture. Reflecting the feel of the Sacred Sound Club, a collective that Minimal Violence adhere to, showcasing the heavier and more aggressive side of dance music.

Arp: Zebra

Arp’s “Zebra” finds New York based artist and producer Alexis Georgopoulos closing the door on vocal led efforts and instead exploring a gloriously indefinable set of instrumentals.

N.O.I.A./Rubicon/Rude 66: Morning Bells

Hot on the heels of Betonkust and Innershade’s homage EP to the Belgian new beat scene, ‘Forever In Boccaccio’, Crimes Of The Future returns with its second instalment of the year, ‘Morning Bells’, a killer 12″ single courtesy of Italo legends N.O.I.A., Rubicon and Rude 66 + a stunning revamp from label co-founder Timothy J Fairplay himself.

Route 8: Come Home

Hungarian producer Route 8 sets up to provide the 50th release via Lobster Theremin and it proves to be a fine excuse to bring back an artist from much earlier in their discography.

Skee Mask: Compro

At its core, ‘Compro’ feels like an album of classic design, comprising twelve tracks of similar lengths, with no filler, half-baked ideas, or perfunctory concessions at any stage. It has been pitched as an evolution of the techno album and as an experimental electronic journey, the past perfected and a blueprint of the future.

Intonal Festival 2018

After three years of experiments and learning spent polishing bold and boundless lineups, 2018 marked the fourth edition of Intonal and with it, further confirmed the Swedish festival as a much needed beacon of light for the Nordic experimental music scene. Inverted Audio editor-in-chief Tom Durston shares his personal experience of his time spent at Intonal.