Woah! The Black Truffle label have just jumped up a notch in our rankings with this unexpected - and incredibly on-point - reissue of Alvin Curran's 1983 Natural History LP. If you like neo-classical mixed up with noise and electro-acoustic business, then this is kind of like the Holy Grail. In fact, Part 1 actually sounds like something mythical, a crescendo of hymnal voices and fluttering instruments reaching a climax. On the other hand, Part 2 is purely driven by field recordings of port sounds and subtle tweaks of sonic glitches. It is a rather special affair, indeed, and you'll want to hit the DL button because this stuff is impossible to come by on other formats.
Icelandic techno upstart presents his first full length album on Nina Kraviz' Trip label, the very label which presented this rapidly successful producer's style to the electronic music community in the first place. The Lefhanded Fuqs LP showcases many diverse sides to this producer, proving that he can perfect much more than your standard peak time techno DJ tools. The album presents a wide spectrum of sounds, from the slamming electro funk of the dynamic opener "Fimm Atta Atta Fimm Fimm Tveir Tveir", experimental hip-hop like on "+4531704090 2", fiercely cerebral IDM that takes its queues from Aphex Twin ("2366262lhkjdgh"/"Ghentleman Render 2") and of course some noisy and adrenalised techno bangers like on "Gory Ryebread" or "Basketball Smile (Bbbbbb mix)".