Dogs Versus Shadows returns with Volte-Face
Lee Pylon returns to Subexotic this month with Volte-Face, a four part cinematic suite that pushes the DVS universe to unexplored limits. Straddling a vast array of captivating musical styles, this is also available as an eye-catching limited edition CD box-set package, exclusive to Bandcamp. Well worth investigating further!
Rupert Lally // Beyond The Night // Early-bird Bandcamp exclusive
Rupert Lally's hotly anticipated new album Beyond The Night releases on Friday 13th August 2021 - don't be unlucky enough to miss out.
Lally's score is superb, combining elements of jazz, industrial, contemporary classical and electronica, with the resulting mix sounding akin to a soundtrack to a Wim Wenders film if composed by Jan Garbarek, Carl Craig and Max Richter.
The Bandcamp release also includes an early-bird bonus, with the first 50 copies including 2 exclusive short story artcards, written and designed by Rupert Lally himself.
*UPDATE: The early-bird bonus edition sold out in under 45 minutes, many thanks to everyone who supported this. Good news for anyone who missed out - a night-owl edition, consisting of the last remaining copies of sodium yellow vinyl, is still available through Bandcamp.
An gàrradh - SAY awards 2021
We are delighted to confirm Letters From Mouse's enchanting album An gàrradh is in the running for Scottish album of the year 2021.
Using pared down modular synthesis, this much-loved album narrates the artist's relationship with the natural world, as viewed from the rear window of his lockdown retreat. The whimsical joy of life, coupled with the melancholy sorrow incumbent in this mortal coil, make for a compelling journey. If you missed it's initial release, there is limited stock of the beautiful transparent green vinyl edition still available..
AUM TAEPPERS CD Bandcamp exclusive
Subexotic Records are delighted to be working with the super-talented duo Aum Taeppers. Their debut album Oumbra simultaneously flirts with krautrock, electronica and minimal music tropes, moving from impenetrable electronic thickets into restless rhythms of euphoria and back again, fluctuating between psychedelic noise, leftfield popular music and a beloved midnight movie ambience.
Their striking debut album is now available as a beautifully eye-popping CD package, including imagery artwork from Aum Taeppers' own Daniel Vujanic. This is exclusive to Bandcamp and numbers are limited.
Release date: 30 July
Onepointwo's debut on Subexotic
Fashioned from a collection of tracks hitherto believed to be lost to a cruel computer malfunction, Synchronization was salvaged from a final reboot. No editing, no tweaking, no second chance, these tracks have reached terminal velocity. Luck is on our side. What remains reveals a series of intricate yet powerful soundscapes, with finely wrought motifs that repeat and build to create Onepointwo's trademark shimmering psychedelic impact.
Available as deluxe 12" heavyweight vinyl record, pressed on translucent blue vinyl, with 4 panel printed sleeve and inner sleeve.
Release date: 16th July
Solstice '21 is here
Solstice '21 sees twelve bright lights of independent electronic music mark the coming Summer Solstice.
In such dark days, the age-old practice of celebrating the move from shadow to light, feels steeped in a renewed symbolic power.
Solstice '21 marks this significant moment with a rich array of musical offerings. Reflective, lively, and always powerful, this collection is spun with modern twists of an ancient thread.
Release date: 21st June
Music for Nature Documentaries CD release
Dogs versus Shadows and Simon Klee illuminate the fascinating world of the television nature documentary with this beautiful split release Music for Nature Documentaries.
These lively, playful interpretations serve as both an homage to the infinite variety of the natural world, and a heartfelt reminiscence of long lost Sunday evenings in front of the telly.
A limited edition CD is up for grabs, so please don't miss out on this lively tribute to a much loved theme.
Letters from Mouse new album 'An gàrradh'
Accomplished electronic artist, and broadcaster, Letters from Mouse brings his own intriguing brand of "bubbling analogue synthesis from Scotland" to his debut release on Subexotic, An gàrradh (Scots Gaelic for The Garden).
Inspired by the producer's view from the back of his house during lock down, he takes the time to observe the garden, the stream and the wood, all pulsing with activity, and delivers a beguiling tableau of life and death.
The vinyl release features a marvellous 4 panel printed inner and outer sleeve, in addition to a stunning emerald green vinyl record - an undoubted beautiful collectors item:
Rough Trade // Juno // Five Rise // Red Eye // Banquet
Music for Nature Documentaries - split release debut
Lee Pylon and Simon Klee illuminate the fascinating world of the television nature documentary with their first split release album on Subexotic, Music for Nature Documentaries. These lively, playful interpretations serve as both an homage to the infinite variety of the natural world, and a heartfelt reminiscence of long lost Sunday evenings in front of the telly.
A limited edition, deluxe 4 panel digipak CD edition will be available from 9th April via the Subexotic Bandcamp page.
XQUI's debut album on Subexotic
Subexotic Records are delighted to be working with emerging talent XQUI. Already a mainstay on the wonderful Wormhole World imprint, XQUI has now joined forces with Subexotic for his forthcoming album Twenties.
Xqui spins archival recordings into a fascinating homage to the roaring Twenties. As this record crackles into life, sounds begin to melt and warp in a visceral transgression of time. Uncompromisingly immersive; startling; melancholic; confusing; beautiful - Twenties is the rebirth of a fading spirit song of ages.
Twenties also comes in a visually stunning 'heritage' black vinyl LP edition, with deluxe 4 panel printed inner & outer sleeve, and is available for pre-order on Bandcamp and in these shops.
Bandcamp // Rough Trade // Juno // Boomkat // Five Rise
Release date is 12th March 2021.