DJ/rupture in The Guardian

Good to see Mudd Upper Jace Clayton aka DJ/rupture getting some love in The Guardian newspaper yesterday. This dude, Mr. Negrophonic has introduced me to so much, and not just music. He’s on another level while the grass still tickles his toes.  Literature, art, architecture, technology, designing plug-ins, research, bloggin’, label boss, phew!

He’s got a new album coming out under his real name instead of DJ/rupture.  The album is based around Julius Eastman,

Pancake time.

Article here

DJ/Rupture vs. Sonido Martines


If anybody is in the area of Tacos Zaragoza in the East Village (14th + A), could you please pick me up a copy of the DJ/Rupture & Sonido Martines ‘1100 vs 2200’ mix CD. It’s only available to buy at this Taco spot.  I got into cumbia via these two, ellos saben muchisimo.

Si tu quieres escuchas la parte de Sonido Martines, pinchar aqui y el parte de DJ/rupture, aqui.

DJ/rupture – Sufi Plug-Ins

NPR, the public radio broadcast system in the USA, recently did a piece on Sufi plug-ins, a program developed by Jace Clayton aka DJ/rupture.  A lot of Jace’s work incorporates / or he collaborates with musicians from the Maghreb.  So for them when he opens up his laptop, say with Ableton Live for making his beats, it defaults to the standard 4/4 time signature and a 12-tone scale.  Sufi Plug Ins allow Eastern (and Western) musicians to get around the rigidness of European / Western 4/4 template and the 12-tone scale.

He came up with the idea for Sufi Plug Ins while living and making music in Barcelona.

“Spain has a really active community of Moroccan musicians, and I was making music with a violinist name Abdelhak Rahal,” Clayton says. “When I sat down and opened up my program, it defaults to a 4/4 beat and structures which to me are really obvious … but for him was not the default, and so that really got me thinking about alternate paths through sound.”

Full story at NPR here

Beyond Digital

DJ/rupture, Maga Bo, lensman John Francis Peters  and crew were in Morocco in June, working on a project delving into the rhythm of life there, slightly more in-depth than simply trying the local beer. We are dealing with what goes behind contemporary Moroccan music.  /rupture is about the only person I can deal with regards to Autotune, I ain’t got time for it, however in this case……

More on the Beyond Digital project at Fader Magazine

Ear Con 72 – No. 10 Bypass

A salem alekum.  To mark the beginning of Ramadan, DJ/rupture put together a massive selection of Moroccan, Arabic, Maghrebi music for WFMU.  We are talking three hours of music.  Haven’t had the opportunity to go through the whole session yet, but for this week I’ve collared some Ata Abtekar  & The Iranian Orchestra for New Music.  This is not what I expected at all, with dense electronics tearing up traditional expectations, whizzing setting the mood, yes sir, 100% forward thinking material here.

At the Clandestino Botnik festival last week, I was introduced to DirectorSound, who performed a collaboration with John Henriksson of the label Tona Serenad.  Directorsound played the saw while John spun thrift-store 7″ vinyls, passing through FXs, a Roland 303 and some other toys, brilliantly melancholic, dope and enchanting.

There are a couple more tracks from the latest Finest Ego compilation, I mentioned last week, this time based on beat producers outta the UK and Ireland.  For your dinner we have John Scarlett, and the Cannibal Ox samplingOde to Vomitea Grey School, by Naive Ted Mikey Fingers & Vince Mack Mongrul.

More fresh goods come courtesy of King Midas Sound, with a remix of Earth A Kill Ya by Mala, it is pure dread.

Some friends happened to be in NYC recently, and they caught sets from Moodyman, Flying Lotus, and check this, Rakim and The Roots….yeah, took my breathe away too.  So if you know Rakim, the Purdy 4 President track maybe to your liking.  That’s all I’ma sayin’ about that one.

On your radio….computer really, tonight at 22h00 London/Tenerife time zone, via Sunhole  dot net, and on Saturday, on the radio proper in Sarajevo via eFM‘s The Magic Show, hosted by my man Emil Prutina.

Ear Con 72 – No. 10 Bypass

DirectorSound / Somewhen By The Sea (Tona Serenad)
Ram John Holder / Notting Hill Eviction Blues (Beacon)
Trio Madjesi / 8iemi Round (Trikont)
A Tribe Called Quest / Award Tour (Jive)
Espionage / Purdy 4 President (Palm Pictures)
Madlib / 6 Versions of “In the Rain” (Stones Throw)
Blind Idiot God / Major Key Dub (Enemy)
Blind Idiot God / Alice in my Fantisies (Enemy)
Stereotyp / Regiment feat. Jahdan Blackamore
Naive Ted, Mikey Fingers & Vince Mack Mongrul  Ode To Vomitea Grey School / (Finest Ego)
King Midas Sound / Earth A Kill Ya – Mala Remix (Hyperdub)
Jay Scarlett / Slide Away (Finest Ego)
Taylor / CMB – Rekordah Remix (Super)
Ata Abtekar and The Iranian Orchestra For New Music / Broken Silence
Welcome Msomi & Umabatha / Obani Labaya (EMI)

Ear Con 50 – The Puppet Show

Computer fuckries have wreaked havoc upon me, put after contributing to  Mr. Jobs’ healthcare plan, the Ear Conditioning program is back on track.  I see last week Apple announced some 6Billion dollars in profits.  I paid over £1500 for this computer, two years later I have to pay €500 to get a new motherboard.  Yes, the word mother came to mind, but ‘board’ did not come after it.

Now sports,

We cover plenty ground this week, new movements from DJ/rupture’s Nettle project, proper blues from RL Burnside, alt. blues from the Blues Explosion, contributions from William Burroughs, former engineer for Ryuichi Sakamoto, Seigen Ono and his runway music for Comme de Garcons, the lord of nasty Drum and bass, Nico remixing Endemic Void, Squarepusher, Homeboy Sandman guesting with Das Racist, upcoming material from the Eglo stable featuring Mizz Beats, with the fantatistically title 2 Bit does make sense.

Ear Conditioning 50 – The Puppet Show, ‘earable tonight at Sunhole dot net at 22h00 Tenerife/London time and Friday over at eFM Student Radio Sarejevo at 18h00 CET.

Put that in your pipe….

  • DJ Food / Full Bleed (Ninja Tune)
  • William S. Burroughs / Pay It All Back
  • RL Burnside / Got Messed Up (Fat Possum/Epitaph)
  • Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Hold On (Mute)
  • Seigen Ono / All Men Are Heels featuring Sussan Deyhim (Venture/Virgin)
  • Endemic Void / Lionstone – Nico Remix (Language)
  • Squarepusher / Deep Fried Pizza (Rephlex)
  • Nettle / Nakhil (Soot White Label)
  • J. Dilla / Sycamore (mpfree)
  • Wagon Christ / Shadows (Ninja Tune)
  • Sugar B / Authentic Dub Disco
  • Atticus Blues / Contemplating Jazz (Mo Wax)
  • Das Racist featuring Homeboy Sandman / I’m Up On That
  • Mizz Beats / 2 Bit Road (Eglo)
  • Andreya Triana / Far Closer – Tokimonsta Remix (Ninja Tune)
  • Nettle / Red Masque Ticker (Soot White Label)

Jace Clayton aka DJ/rupture interviews Kevin Martin aka The Bug

Two good mates such as these getting together in a club, around a table, in a bus, going to a gig, or in print is always a good thing.

Jace interviews Kevin for Bomb Magazine

I met Kevin Martin in 2002, right before my first London gig. I played Steely and Clevie’s dancehall riddim “The Street Sweeper”—a militant, brilliant instrumental with cut-up guitars that had over a dozen versions voiced by top Jamaican MCs and singers. After my set, he told me that the track was a favorite for him as well. Before we parted ways, he gave me a promo 12-inch of his single as The Bug, “Politicians and Paedophiles,” featuring Daddy Freddy. It stepped inside dancehall reggae—also called ragga or, in the UK, bashment—and reimagined the sound from the inside out. The Bug’s sound world proved that the lyrical fire and propulsive waist wind of dancehall could cohabitate with the bruised sonics that made the 12-inch seem loud even when played quietly. It stayed—fresh—in my record crate for the next few years.

In person, Martin is soft-spoken, articulate, and generous. But when you see him perform you realize that he’s a hardcore motherfucker who has dedicated his life to furthering the possibilities of music: from running the late-‘80s, early-‘90s label Pathological Records to his ever-evolving, perfectionist studio approach, which brings out the best in his collaborators. His dedication to craft gets deconstructed and then rebuilt, dubwise, in the live arena. On a proper sound system, The Bug becomes a monster, reminding us of the sensual possibilities of sound. It’s a heavy party and you can feel it. Gravity meets momentum in The Bug.

Heavy Heavy Load

It’s a great week for some, a shit sandwich for others. With the posi-drive in hand, there is tons of new tunes – from the Ivory Coast, powerhouse crew CIAfrica, with /Rupture delving into the hard drives to select snyth-devastating coarse dense dancehall, switch hip hop beats, pro-black fist mentality reality lyrics. Bouncing while standing firm, no holding back, stabbing fuck-me bass-lines unleashed dropping mayhem, check ‘Babylon Advisory’  a perfect example.  Our Clandestino Festival crew have a stage at the Way Out West Festival in Gothenburg this weekend. /Rupture’s Nettle outfit will also be gracing the stage, so too  Ras G, Rango, Mutamassik. Is that good enough for ya?  On the other stages/tents will be the likes of xx, M.I.A. the Chems, Jay Electronica, Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek, Pavement, Mary Anne Hobbs…..yeah, you get it now,  it’s effing huge.

Mutamassik by the way has edited and produced a video for  Take the Hit from her latest album, That Which Death Cannot Destroy. Viewable here.  I don’t know what’s in the water in Tuscany where Mutamassik and her partner Morgan Craft live, maybe it has nothing to do with it, actually it has sweet eff all to do with how productive they are.  Morgan just made me aware of a round table discussion that he participated in with Matthew Shipp (Anti Pop Consortium, El-P, Springheel Jack) and Mark Lomax a Columbus, Ohio-based drummer, composer, and bandleader. In addition to leading his Trio, Quintet and Afro-Chamber Ensemble, Lomax has worked with, among others, Marlon Jordan, Ellis Marsalis Quintet, and Azar Lawrence. I haven’t finished reading all of it yet, you can start here in the meanwhile.

64meg of a King Midas Sound remix is the perfect counter to the lingering CIA rough-house with a spacious vinyl reverbed enhanced bliss zone.  CV313 handed over the files to Mr. Kevin Martin, and he in turn entered how much I don’t know into his studio mind. Roger Robinson’s Trini-‘scent vocals start the proceedings with a little discourse on what it’s like, how you know you’ve met the one. Hitomi takes over laying out the comforting arms.  Excellent use of space.

El-P’s third installment of the ‘Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixx‘ series hit the streets last week, in many formats.  The physical versions have an added bonus, links to download the previous two editions that were limited to 500 cds and only sold on tour.  One of the digital versions has stems of one of the beats, so you can jack and rework to your hearts content.  Skip to Passion of the Weiss for a lengthy interview with the man.

I bought the Silkie album last week, titled City Limits Vol.1, it certainly captures and re-presses that all-embracing London ting.  The opener is an epic 8 and a half minutes, he works it. This is a gorgeous album, threatening and calming. If 4Hero started out now, they would sound like Silkie.

Indigenous Resistance come back again with a Sawandi reworking of the Galdino Jesus dos Santos track that came out earlier this year.  The bass is sitting just right, and the drums criss, and they carry the terrible story of how the vocalist met the family of the murdered Galdino, and how they showed photos of his charred body, burns to over 90% of his body.  The killers, sons of the elite basically walked, after all, it was only a ‘joke’.

This week is a heavy heavy load indeed, you have to be physical fit.

Tune in via sunhole dot net tonight at 22h00GMT, otherwise you catch the repeat same place at 11h00 every weekday morning.

More as it happens,

Now playing….Sonido Martines presents Nueva Cumbia

Soot18_Sonido Martines Nueva Cimbua Cover

Sonido Martines presents: Nueva Cumbia Argentina!

Within are contributions from El Hijo de la Cumbia; DJ Taz; a bass-lined  Martyn-flavoured dancehaul thing from Fauna; Princesa;Daledur; Damas GratisChancha via Circuito.

Pincha aqui para escuchar un tema, Los Destellos ‘Elsa’ (Sonido Martines remix featuring FeFe)

The album is available now from Boomkat and other quality establishments.

God damn!


The following is Pitchfork‘s list of autumn record releases.

Anything you fancy, Nick Oliveri, Massive Attack, The Slits, Anti-Pop Consortium, RJD2, Gogol Bordelo, DJ/ “90210” Rupture, Luciano, Del tha Funky Homosapien?

The list is  very US-centric, for example it doesn’t include the Hyperdub 5th Anniversary release (cover above) which contains exclusives and back catalogue material featuring The Bug, Burial, Kode 9 + the Spaceape, Martyn, Flying Lotus, Samiyam, Ikonika, Zomby and Cooly G to name a few.  Seek and hear.



Bad Lieutenant: Never Cry Another Tear [Triple Echo] [UK release]
Massive Attack: Splitting the Atom EP [Virgin] [UK release]


Air: Love 2 [Astralwerks]
Alela Diane: Alela and Alina EP [Rough Trade]
Alexander Robotnick: “Obsession for the Disco” 12″ [Fool’s Gold]
Aliens: Luna [Birmdan]
Ancestors: Of Sound Mind [Tee Pee]
Bellini: The Precious Prize of Gravity [Temporary Residence Ltd.]
Betty Davis: Nasty Gal [Light in the Attic][reissue]
Black Heart Procession: Six [Temporary Residence Ltd.]
The Black Hollies: Softly Towards the Light [Ernest Jenning]
Blitzen Trapper: Black River Killer 12″ EP [Sub Pop]
Boston Spaceships: Zero to 99 [Guided by Voices Inc.]
Boys Noize: Power [Last Gang Records/ Turbo Recordings/ Boysnoize Rec]
Brakesbrakesbrakes: Rock Is Dodelijk [FatCat]
Built to Spill: There Is No Enemy [Warner Bros.]
Califone: All My Friends Are Funeral Singers [Dead Oceans]
Christmas Island: Blackout Summer [In the Red]
The Cinematics: Love & Terror [Orchard]
The Clientele: Bonfires on the Heath [Merge]
Daniel Johnston: Is and Always Was [Eternal Yip Eye Music/ High Wire Music]
Daniel Merriweather: Love & War [J/Allido]
Dead Man’s Bones: Dead Man’s Bones [Anti-]
Dinowalrus: Dinowalrus [Kanine]
DJ Gant-Man: “Juke Dat Girl” 12″ single [Fool’s Gold]
DJ Spooky: The Secret Song [Thirsty Ear]
The Dutchess & the Duke: Sunset/Sunrise [Hardly Art]
Emily Rodgers: Bright Day [Misra]
Ethernet: 144 Pulsations of Light [Kranky]
Eugene Mirman: God Is a Twelve-Year-Old Boy With Asperger’s [Sub Pop]
Exene Cervenka: Somewhere Gone [Bloodshot]
Evangelista: Prince of Truth [Constellation]
Gogol Bordello: Live From Axis Mundi [Side One Dummy]
Grant Hart: Hot Wax [Con D’or/ MVD Audio]
Harmonia & Eno: Tracks and Traces [Gronland][reissue]
Headlights: Wildlife [Polyvinyl] [U.S. release]
Hockey: Mind Chaos [Capitol]
The Horns of Happiness: Weathering Alterations [St. Ives]
Hunx and His Punx: Gay Singles [True Panther Sounds]
Hush Arbors: Yankee Reality [Ecstatic Peace!]
Jesus Lizard: Entire Catalogue [Touch & Go][reissue]
Jemina Pearl: Break It Up [Universal/Ecstatic Peace!]
Jessica 6: Fun Girls EP [self-released]
John Vanderslice: “Too Much Time” 7″ [Dead Oceans]
Karl Blau: Zebra [K]
Kraftwerk: Autobahn [Astralwerks][reissue]
Kraftwerk: Man Machine [Astralwerks][reissue]
Kraftwerk: Radio-Activity [Astralwerks][reissue]
Kraftwerk: Tour de France [Astralwerks][reissue]
Kraftwerk: Trans Europe Express [Astralwerks][reissue]
Kurt Vile: Childish Prodigy [Matador]
LAKE: Let’s Build a Roof [K]
Lou Barlow: Goodnight Unknown [Merge]
Lucero: 1372 Overton Park [Universal Republic]
Massive Attack: Splitting the Atom EP [Virgin]
Matthew Friedberger: Winter Women/Holy Ghost Language School [Thrill Jockey][reissue]
Mayer Hawthorne: A Strange Arrangement [Stones Throw]
Me’Shell Ndegeocello: Devil’s Halo [Downtown]
Michael Hurley: Ida Con Snock [Gnomonsong]
Mike Doughty: Sad Man Happy Man [ATO]
Misson of Burma: The Sound The Speed The Light [Matador]
Mountain Goats: The Life of the World to Come [4AD]
Murder By Death: Finch [Murder By Death]
Music Go Music: Expressions [Secretly Canadian]
Nick Oliveri: Death Acoustic [Impedance/ MVD Audio]
No Age: Losing Feeling EP [Sub Pop][12″ and digital release only]
Noah and the Whale: First Days of Spring [Interscope]
Octoberman: Fortresses [White Whale] [U.S. release]
Orenda Fink: Ask the Night [Saddle Creek]
A Place to Bury Strangers: Exploding Head [Mute]
Port O’Brien: Threadbare [TBD]
Port Royal: Dying in Time [n5MD][physical release]
Princeton: Cocoon of Love [Kanine]
The Raveonettes: In and Out of Control [Vice]
Revelations: Bleeding Edge [Traffic]
Richard Pinhas: Rhizosphere/Live, Paris [Cuneiform]
Rosanne Cash: The List [Manhattan]
Sarandon/Membranes: Spike Milligan’s Tape 7″ [Slumberland]
Slits: Trapped Animal [Narnack]
Spinto Band: Slim & Slender EP [Park the Van Records]
Sufjan Stevens/Osso: Run Rabbit Run [Asthmatic Kitty]
Supercluster: Waves [Cloud Recordings]
Thank You: Pathetic Magic [Thrill Jockey]
Th’Inbred: Legacy of Fertility V.1 [Alternative Tentacles]
Three Mile Pilot: “Planets/Grey Clouds” 7″ [Temporary Residence]
Toro y Moi: “Blessa” 7″ [Carpark]
Vic Chesnutt: Skitter On Take-Off [Vapor]
Wadada Leo Smith: Spiritual Dimensions [Cuneiform]
White Hills: Dead EP [Thrill Jockey]
White Mystery/BlackApple: Split 7″ [Whistler]
Yura Yura Teikoku: “Dekinai/Sweet Surrender” 12″ [DFA]


Editors: In This Light and on This Evening [Kitchenware] [UK release]
Fuck Buttons: Tarot Sport [ATP] [UK release]
Luciano: Tribute to the Sun [Cadenza] [International release]
Wolfmother: Cosmic Egg [Modular/Interscope] [European release]


Andrew Bird: “Anonanimal”/”See the Enemy” 7″ [Fat Possum]
Anti-Pop Consortium: Fluorescent Black [Big Dada] [U.S. release]
Baroness: Blue Record [Relapse]
Bear in Heaven: Beast Rest Forth Mouth [Hometapes]
Beaten Awake: Thunder$troke [Fat Possum]
Bell Horses: This Loves Last Time [Try Square]
Black Feelings: Black Feelings [Alien 8]
BOAT: Setting the Paces [Magic Marker]
Bob Dylan: Christmas in the Heart [Columbia]
Broadcast & the Focus Group: Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age [Warp]
CANT/Arthur Russell split 7″ [Terrible]
Chinese Stars: Heaven on Speed Dial [Anchor Brian]
Coma: Crystal 12″ [Kompakt]
Del the Funky Homosapien/Tame One: Parallel Uni-Verse [Gold Dust]
Digital Leather: Warm Brother [Fat Possum]
Echo and the Bunnymen: The Fountain [Ocean Rain]
Fanfario: Reservoir [Canvasback/Atlantic]
The Flaming Lips: Embryonic [Warner Bros.]
Forro In the Dark: Light a Candle [In Grooves]
Godflesh: Pure/Cold World [Earache][3xCD reissue]
Grant Lee Phillips: Little Moon [Yep Roc]
Grooms: Rejoicer [Death By Audio]
Har Mar Superstar: Dark Touches [Dilettante Recordings]
Harper Simon: Harper Simon [Vagrant]
Hi Red Center: Assemble [Joyful Noise]
Hudson Mohawke: Butter [Warp]
J Dilla: Dillanthology 3 [Rapster]
Jodis: Secret House [Hydra Head]
Kaito: Trust [Kompakt]
Lackthereof: Retrospective 1998-2008 or When I was a Christian Emo Twenty-Something [FILMgeurrero]
Lightning Bolt: Earthly Delights [Load]
Little Girls: Concepts [Paper Bag]
Little Wings: Wonder City [Knw-Yr-Own][reissue]
Luciano: Tribute to the Sun [Cadenza] [US release]
Majority Rule: Interviews with David [MagicBullet][CD/LP reissue]
MV & EE: Barn Nova [Ecstatic Peace!]
Nellie McKay: Normal as Blueberry Pie [Verve]
Neon Indian: Psychic Chasms [Lefse]
Nihill: Grond [Hydra Head]
Olafur Arnalds: Found Sounds [Erased Tapes]
Peanut Butter Wolf: 45 Live 7″ Box Set [Stones Throw]
Piano Magic: Ovations [Darla]
The Raincoats: The Raincoats [Kill Rock Stars][Vinyl-only reissue]
Small Black: Small Black [CassClub]
Sole and the Skyrider Band: Plastique [Fake Four Inc.]
Spider Bags: “Teenage Eyes” 7″ [Odessa]
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down: Know Better Learn Faster [Kill Rock Stars]
Think About Life: Family [Alien8]
Thomas Function: In the Valley of Sickness [Fat Possum]
Tinariwen: Imidiwan: Companions [World Village]
Viva Voce: Rose City [Jealous Butcher]
Warpaint: Exquisite Corpse EP [Manimal Vinyl][physical release]


Beak>: Beak> [Invada][UK release]
Efterklang: Performing Parades CD/DVD [Leaf] [UK release]
Julian Casablancas: Phrazes for the Young [RCA] [UK release]
Sufjan Stevens: The BQE DVD/CD [Rough Trade] [UK release]
White Rainbow: New Clouds [Kranky]
Various Artists: 5: 5 Years of Hyperdub [Hyperdub] [UK release]


60 Watt Kid: We Come From the Bright Side [Absolutely Kosher]
Akron/Family: “River” 7″ [Dead Oceans]
Alasdair Roberts: Wyrd Meme 12″ [Drag City]
Alec Ounsworth: Mo Beauty [Anti-]
Atlas Sound: Logos [Kranky]
Bats: Don’t You Rise 7″ [Slumberland]
Beak>: Beak> [Ipecac] [U.S. release]
Bloody Beetroots: “Awesome [ft. Cool Kids]” 12″ [Downtown]
Chll Pll: Aggressively Humble [Porter]
Clare and the Reasons: Arrow [Frog Stand]
Cococoma: Things Are Not All Right [Goner]
Converge: Axe to Fall [Epitaph]
Dark Meat: Truce Opium [Emergency Umbrella]
DJ Tiësto: Kaleidoscope [Ultra]
Do Make Say Think: Other Truths [Constellation]
Doveman: The Conformist [Brassland]
Efterklang: Performing Parades CD/DVD [Leaf] [U.S. release]
El Perro Del Mar: Love Is Not Pop [Control Group]
Elvis Perkins in Dearland: The Doomsday EP [XL]
Espers: III [Drag City/Wichita] [U.S. release]
Excepter: Black Beach [Paw Tracks]
Falty DL: Bravery EP [Planet Mu]
Flight of the Concords: I Told You I Was Freaky [Sub Pop]
Florence and the Machine: Lungs [Island][U.S. physical release]
Former Ghosts: Fleurs [Upset the Rhythm]
Frankie and the Outs: “Thee Only One” 7″ single [Slumberland]
Fuck Buttons: Tarot Sport [ATP][U.S. Release]
Get Back Guinozzi!: Carpet Madness [FatCat]
Glass Ghost: Idol Omen [Western Vinyl]
Gregory Webster: “Promised Land” 7″ [Slumberland]
Irmin Schmidt: Filmmusik Anthology [Mute]
Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard: One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Music from Kerouac’s Big Sur [Atlantic]
Julian Casablancas: Phrazes for the Young [RCA] [U.S. release]
Kings of Convenience: Declaration of Dependence [Virgin]
Lissy Trullie: Self-Taught Learner EP [Downtown] [reissue]
Little Dragon: Machine Dreams [Peacefrog]
Nancy Elizabeth: Wrought Iron [Leaf]
Majeure: Timespan 2xLP [Temporary Residence Ltd.]
Maps: Turning the Mind [Mute]
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson: Summer of Fear [Saddle Creek]
Mountains: Etching [Thrill Jockey]
Old Canes: Feral Harmonic [Saddle Creek]
Old Lights: Every Night Begins the Same [St. Ives]
OOIOO: Armonico Hewa [Thrill Jockey]
Parenthetical Girls: The Scottish Play: Wherein the Group Parenthetical Girls Pay Well-intentioned (If Occasionally Misguided) Tribute to the Works of Ivor Cutler 10″ [Tomlab]
Pontiak: Sea Voids EP [Thrill Jockey]
Pylon: Chomp More [DFA][reissue]
The Pixies: Minotaur (Limited Edition) [Artist in Residence] [5xCD/5xLP/6xDVD/6xBlu-ray/2xBK box set]
Richard Youngs: Under Stellar Stream [Jagjaguwar]
Russian Circles: Geneva [Suicide Squeeze]
Silver Starling: Silver Starling [Last Gang]
Spiral Stairs: The Real Feel [Matador]
Sufjan Stevens: The BQE DVD/LP [Asthmatic Kitty] [U.S. release]
Themselves: CrownsDown [Anticon]
Tickley Feather: Hors d’Oeuvres [Paw Tracks]
Tropa Macaca: Sensação do Princípio [Siltbreeze]
Various Artists: 5: 5 Years of Hyperdub [Hyperdub] [U.S. release]
Various Artists: Black Dynamite OST [Wax Poetics]
White Denim: Fits [Downtown]
White Mice: Ganjahovahdose [20 Buck Spin]


M.A.N.D.Y.: The Mix Collection [Renaissance]
Morrissey: Swords [Polydor] [UK release]
R.E.M.: Live at the Olympia [Warner Bros.]


Broadfield Marchers: Displayed In Reflections [Rainbow Quartz]
CFCF: Continent [Paper Bag]
Cobra Killer: Uppers & Downers [Monika]
Dam-Funk: Toeachizown [Stones Throw]
Devendra Banhart: What Will We Be [Warner]
DOOM: Unexpected Guests [Gold Dust]
Fela Kuti: The Best of the Black President [Knitting Factory Records][reissue]
Fight Amp: Manners & Praise [Translation Loss]
Gift of Gab: Escape 2 Mars [Cornerstone Recording Arts Society]
Guano Padano: Guano Padano [Important]
Holy Sons: Criminals Return [Important]
Horse Feathers: “Cascades” 7″ [Kill Rock Stars]
It’s Casual: New Los Angeles [Friendly Hills Recording Co.]
James Husband: A Parallax I [Polyvinyl]
Jesu: Opiate Sun EP [Caldo Verde]
Jozef Van Wissem: Ex-Patris [Important]
Junk Culture: West Coast [Illegal Art]
Katsen: It Hertz! [Shelflife]
Matias Aguayo: Ay Ay Ay [Kompakt]
Merzbow: Bird Series Volume Ten [Important]
Michael Jackson: This Is It 2CD Soundtrack [Epic/Columbia]
Neon Indian: Psychic Chasms [Lefse]
Pelican: What We All Come to Need [Southern Lord]
Phill Niblock: Touch Strings [Touch] [2CD]
Ocean: Pantheon of the Lesser [Important]
Pink Martini: Splendor in the Grass [Heinz]
Pyramids with Nadja: Pyramids with Nadja [Hydra Head]
Saviours: Accelerated Living [Kemado]
Sean Lennon: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern [Chimera Music
Seven Storey Mountain: Seven Storey Mountain [Important]
Shrinebuilder: Shrinebuilder [Neurot]
The Sight Below: Murmer EP [Ghostly International]
Sun Ra Arkestra: Heliocentric Worlds V.2 [ESP-Disk]
Tegan and Sara: Sainthood [Sire]
U2: The Unforgettable Fire [Mercury][reissue]
Various Artists: Fire In My Bones: Raw + Rare + Other-Worldly African-American Gospel [3CD] [Tomkins Square]
Wolfmother: Cosmic Egg [Modular/Interscope] [U.S. release]


Acrylics: All of the Fire 10″ EP [Terrible Records]



Espers: III [Drag City/Wichita] [UK release]
Slayer: World Painted Blood [Columbia/American] [International Release]


Arrington de Dionyso: Malaikat Dan Singa [K]
Bat For Lashes: Two Suns [Astralwerks] [CD+DVD special edition]
Brilliant Colors: Introducing [Slumberland]
Citay: Remixes LP [Dead Oceans]
Cold Cave: Love Comes Close [Matador][reissue]
Curtis Harvey: Box of Stones [FatCat]
David Bazan: “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” b/w “Say it Isn’t Greensleeves (A Chance at Christmas)” 7″ [Suicide Squeeze]
David Bowie: Aladdin Sane [Capitol] [2LP][reissue]
David Bowie: Diamond Dogs [Capitol] [2LP][reissue]
David Bowie: Space Oddity: Deluxe Edition [Virgin/EMI][reissue]
David Bowie: Young Americans [Capitol][reissue]
Efterklang & Danish Chamber Orchestra – Performing Parades [Leaf] [CD+DVD]
Felix: You Are the One I Pick [Kranky]
Foo Fighters: Foo Fighters Greatest Hits [Roswell/RCA]
Guided by Voices: Suitcase 3: Up We Go Now [Guided By Voices Inc.]
Half-Handed Cloud: Cut Me Down and Count My Rings [Asthmatic Kitty]
Helen Money: In Tune [Table of Elements]
Holopaw: Oh Glory, Oh Wilderness [Bakery Outlet]
Ikonika: Smuck 12″ [Planet Mu]
Jookabox: Dead Zone Boys [Asthmatic Kitty]
King Khan & the BBQ Show: Invisible Girl [In the Red/Paper Bag]
Laarks: An Exaltation of Laarks [Absolutely Kosher]
Lymbyc Systym: Shutter Release [Mush]
Mary Onettes: Islands [Labrador]
Max Richter: Memoryhouse [FatCat][reissue]
Molina & Johnson: Molina & Johnson [Secretly Canadian]
Morrissey: Swords [Polydor] [U.S. release]
Múm: Sing Along to Songs You Don’t Know [Euphono][2xLP U.S. release only]
Nesey Gallons: Eyes & Eyes & Eyes Ago [Hurrah for Karamazov / Cloud]
Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea [Merge][180g vinyl reissue]
Neutral Milk Hotel: On Avery Island [Merge][180g vinyl reissue]
Nirvana: Bleach [Sub Pop][reissue]
Ola Podrida: Belly of the Lion [Western Vinyl]
On Fillmore: Extended Vacation [Dead Oceans]
Slayer: World Painted Blood [Columbia/American] [U.S. Release]
Sleep Whale: Houseboat [Western Vinyl]
Stricken City: Songs About People [The Kora]
Subeena: “Solidify” 12″ [Planet Mu]
The Swimmers: People Are Soft [Mad Dragon]
Syntaks: Ylajali [Ghostly International]
Systems Officer: Underslept [Temporary Residence Ltd.]
Useless Eaters: “Sucked In” 7″ [Goner]
Various Artists: Goner Fest 4 [Goner]
Vitalic: Flashmob [Different/PIAS] [U.S. release, out now in Europe]
Weezer: Raditude [Geffen]


The Killers: Live at the Royal Albert Hall CD/DVD [Island] [UK release]
Lake Heartbeat: Trust in Numbers [Service] [UK release]


Asobi Seksu: Rewolf [Polyvinyl]
Cave In: EP [Hydra Head]
Dead Meadow: David Peel Sessions [Xemu]
DJ/Rupture: Solar Life Raft [The Agriculture]
Javelin: “Javelin” 12″ [Thrill Jockey]
The Killers: Live at the Royal Albert Hall CD/DVD [Island] [U.S. release]
Merzbow: Bird Series Volume Eleven [Important]
Midnight Masses: Rapture Ready, I Gazed at the Body [Collect]
Miles Davis: The Complete Columbia Album Collection [Columbia/Legacy]
Pants Yell!: Recieved Pronunciation [Slumberland]
Ray Davies: The Kinks Choral Collection [Decca]
Robin Crutchfield: The Hidden Folk [Important]
Robyn Hitchcock: I Often Dream of Trains in New York [Yep Roc]
Various Artists: The Harmonic Series: A Compilation of Music Works in Just Intonation [Important]


Spiritualized: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space [Sony][reissue]


Annie: Don’t Stop [Smalltown Supersound]
Felt: Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez [Rhymesayers]
Kid Sister: Ultraviolet [Downtown Music]
Nurse With Wound: Space Music [Beta-Lactum Ring]
Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City [Hear Music/Concord Music Group]
Real Estate: Real Estate [Woodsist]
Robin Guthrie: Songs to Help My Children Sleep EP [Darla]
Tape Deck Mountain: Ghost [Lefse]


Rose Elinor Dougall: “Fallen Over” [Scarlett Music]


Miracle Condition: Miracle Condition [Tizona]
Numero Group: Light: On the South Side/Pepper’s Jukebox [Book+2LP][Numero Group]
Various Artists: Daptone Gold [Daptone]



Mi Ami: “Cut Men” 12″ [Thrill Jockey]


Charlotte Gainsbourg: IRM [Because]


Vampire Weekend: Contra [XL] [UK release]


Blunt Mechanic: World Record [Barsuk]
Final Fantasy: Heartland [Domino]
Malakai: Ugly Side of Love [Domino]
OK Go: Of the Blue Colour of the Sky [Capitol]
Vampire Weekend: Contra [XL] [U.S. release]


RJD2: The Colossus [RJ’s Electrical Connections]


Beach House: TBA [Sub Pop]
David Bowie: Station to Station [TBA][reissue]
Dr. Dog: TBA [Anti-]
Jack Rose: Luck in the Valley [Thrill Jockey]
The Love Language: TBA [Merge]
Matthew Herbert: One Pig [TBA]
Mi Ami: TBA [Thrill Jockey]
Smashing Pumpkins: Teargarden by Kaleidyscope [Self-released]
Tokyo Police Club: TBD [Mom & Pop]