Out Now Friday, October 20

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Too Real

San Francisco-based producer Giraffage(Charlie Yin), whose dreamy synth-pop productions have appointed him as one of electronic music’s most refreshing and innovative producers among the landscape, takes a sonic leap forward with his new record Too Real. The album, taking sonic and stylistic cues from disperatct acts like Soichi Terada or Radiohead, “is a return to my musical interests and roots.
As a still-young artist exploring new intersections of
timbre and meaning, Yin deserves praise for his
creativity, and optimism about his future.

Exclaim!, 8/10
Out now on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music
Floating Points

In 2015 Sam Shepherd – aka Floating Points – released his break out, critically acclaimed debut Elaenia. Earlier this year he followed up the album with Reflections – Mojave Desert, a short film and soundtrack featuring tracks recorded in the Mojave Desert.  Today the musical polymath is back with his latest project, “Ratio“; an epic track bordering on 19-minutes that harks back to his earlier dance floor focused releases
Applies the expanded scope of [‘Elainia’] to the dance music
of his first few singles, stretching out for 19 minutes of slowly
unfolding analog sounds and pulsing techno drums.

Out now on Pod via Inertia Music

Bully burst onto the scene in 2015 with their critically acclaimed album Feels Like. Today the band present LosingWhile Feels Like tumbled headlong into the precarious nature of front woman Alicia Bognanno‘s young adult life, Losing is a document of the complexity of growth: navigating breakups with sensitivity, learning not to run away from your troubles but to face them no matter how messy they may be.
Alicia Bognanno is in her prime as a musician, songwriter, and
producer, and somehow comes out of Losing better than
before, proving herself as one of the most consistent
and impressive artists of the decade.

The Line Of Best Fit, 8/10
Out now on Sub Pop via Inertia Music

ken was produced by Josh Wells of Black Mountain, who has been the drummer in Destroyer since 2012. The album was recorded in its entirety in the jam space/studio space that the group calls The Balloon Factory. However, unlike Destroyer’s previous album Poison Seasonken was not recorded as a “band” record, though everyone in the band does make an appearance.
His 12th album contains semi-acoustic strumming, hurtling shoegaze
and shimmering Italian house, but mostly settles on a blissful,
electronic pop sound that’s often reminiscent of a
hazier, more beatific Temptation-era New Order.

The Guardian, ★★★★
Out now on Dead Oceans via Inertia Music
Simian Mobile Disco
Anthology: 10 Years Of SMD

2017 sees the 10-year anniversary of Simian Mobile Disco’s debut album, Attack Decay Sustain Release, and to celebrate, Wichita Records are releasing both the original LP, as well as presenting a special digital compilation Anthology: 10 Years Of SMD, featuring tracks selected by the duo from across their whole catalogue, showcasing the continuous aesthetic thread that runs through their diverse body of work
Out now on Wichita Recordings via [PIAS]

Visionist returns with his second album Value, a precise body of work which across its 10 tracks, builds on his conceptual, thematic process, finding assertion in the values of self-discipline through meticulous composition. Value follows this trajectory of strength and vulnerability by examining broader themes of machismo and effeminacy, self-deprecation and self-love, and self-preservation and validation. 
Out now on Big Dada via Inertia Music
Project Pablo
Hope You’re Well

Project Pablo today release his new EP Hope You’re Well on Technicolour. Channeling the big room sound along with the disparate influences of his upbringing, Hope You’re Well was written and recorded off-the-road at a studio in Montreal. “I focused on long form structures,” he explains. “Digital synthesis and clean, hi-fi production was the palette – I strayed from hooks and leaned towards intuitive melodies.
Out now on Technicolour via Inertia Music
Coldcut V On-U Sound

This May saw the long-overdue collaboration between Coldcut and Adrian Sherwood, two giants of the UK’s underground music scene. Their dub-pop opus Outside The Echo Chamber brought together these longstanding innovators who – after the past 30 years – finally got into the studio together. Today single “Kajra” (taken from the album) is given the full dub and rework treatment in a bumper-pack of mixes.
Out now on Ahead Of Our Time via Inertia Music

Düsseldorf duo Grandbrothers today release their second album Open. Grandbrothers are the sum of unique parts: Progressive Swiss sofware designer Lukas Vogel and German-Turkish pianist Erol Sarp. Their second album Open twins Sarp’s piano skills with Vogel’s talent for both building the formidably intricate mechanics with which he exploits his partner’s instrument and also designing its software.
Sit down with this record, embrace and absorb it;
at its finest, it will really transport you.

Loud And Quiet
Out now on City Slang via Inertia Music

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