Two Factory Floor vinyl releases at one convenient bundle price! This bundle contains a copy of "Factory Floor", and the follow up, "2525". Both are double vinyl LPs with deluxe art.
About "Factory Floor" (click here for tracklist) Produced and recorded by the band themselves in their North London warehouse space on a vintage mixing desk originally used by Dave Stewart three decades ago to record all of the Eurythmics’ early hits, Factory Floor is a fully immersive trip through the bands repertoire. It opens with ‘Turn It Up’ their most minimal track to date. They are reduced to the core trio of elements: mass, velocity and momentum – mixed in astonishing detail by Timothy ‘Q’ Wiles, an LA based producer who has previously worked with VCMG and Afrika Bambaataa. It also features a pitched down voice demanding to know: “Where is a good place to start?” The listener should start with the immense volume that the title demands. Good speakers and even better headphones reveal a hidden world of deep listening behind the minimal frame of agitated percussion, dub echo and bass rumble, beneath the framework of the track.
About "2525" (click here for tracklist) Following the release of their debut album Factory Floor on DFA in 2013 the band, formerly a trio, slimmed down to a duo after synth player Dominic Butler left to pursue his own projects. Having already boiled the scorched textures of their early singles down into their debut's hallucinatory club-not-club stomp, Void and Gurnsey seized the opportunity to voyage further along the same pathway. Inspired by playing a growing number of late night club shows, the pair'smusic gradually evolved into the sound captured on their second album and in their current live incarnation: a stark, ultra-minimalist and eerily soulful dancefloor pulse, yet one that still bears Factory Floor's unmistakable hallmarks of hypnotic repetition and jagged, punkish intensity.
Two Eric Copeland vinyl releases at one convenient bundle price! This bundle contains a copy of "Goofballs", and the double remix 12" that followed it, "Mixbone".
More about Goofballs (click here for tracklist) Eric Copeland (Black Dice) returns to DFA with a brand-new set of hyper & hectic leftfield club music. Goofballs places its emphasis on playful melodies, ear worm hooks & vocals mixed with trademark machine funk rhythms that hit hard and land off-balance. Any other way would be too obvious for an artist like Eric. Perhaps he even invented a new dance genre: ‘Goofstep’. We’ll see if that one sticks…
More about Mixbone(click here for tracklist) On the Mixbone EP, two tracks from Eric Copeland’s 2017 record Goofballs get reworked by five of leftfield electronic music’s heaviest hitters. The Goofballs LP finds the Black Dice founding member conducting hectic, dancefloor-oriented experiments; The Vinyl Factory called it a “mangled, spangled journey into the fringes of industrial disco and hallucinatory club tackle.” Mixbone capitalizes on this direction with remixes that recontextualize and reshape the propulsive energy of the original songs into wholly different forms.
Two Eric Copeland vinyl releases at one convenient bundle price! This bundle contains a copy of "Black Bubblegum", and the one-off EP "Ms. Pretzel".
More about Black Bubblegum (click here for tracklist) The title of the record says it all: chewy, sticky pop that doesn’t taste quite like any chewy, sticky pop you’ve had before. Recorded at Copeland’s old practice space in South Williamsburg, Black Bubblegum contains songs with more conventional sounds and songwriting than any of his previous releases. While there are similarities with Copeland’s earlier work in the drum patterns, major scales and vocals, Black Bubblegum moves away from his trademark psychedelic dub towards strange and fantastical pop; imagine Arthur Russell going into the studio with the Ramones. Wanting to take a more “handson” approach to these recordings, Copeland exchanged sample-driven tech and hardware for keyboards, guitars and effect pedals, creating a new sound that is oddly easy to digest despite its rejection of melody in favour of discord and dissonance.
Ms. Pretzel EP 1. Ms. Pretzel 2. SXIXO 3. Scum Of The Cream 4. A1EZOK