Also Released - Music
Alex Tronic - To Infinity (Alex Tronic Records) This tenth concoction by the Edinburgh-based label was recorded in an RAF club basement under the watchful eye of a ‘Phantom Airman’ – the likely muse for techno tracks such as ‘Chiller’ and ‘In Flight’
Bubblewrap Holocaust - Bubblewrap Holocaust (Textile) Capricious lyrics, indigenous vocals and boisterous geekery, this debut album by Glasgow four-piece features sloppy guitars and lyrical buffoonery that doesn’t take itself too seriously, relentless sugar-coated anarchy as their name suggests.
Emmy the Great - First Love (Close Harbour) Yummy quirkiness but don’t mess with her! Emmy’s hypnotic debut is a self-produced fairytale where passive aggression meets poetic denouements: captivation probable.
John Holt - 1,000 Volts of Holt (Trojan/Universal Music) Re-released and digitally re-mastered, this two-CD deluxe edition offers 19 unreleased tracks making Holt’s reggae masterpiece even more electrifying second time round.
Various - Rekids Revolution (Rekids) Calling all techno, funk and house fans! This triple-compilation is a cocktail of essential releases, where mixes by Josh Wink, Luke Solomon and Stephen Parker bring a dash of soul, funk and bass to suit every electro taste.
Jackie Leven - Men in Prison and Munich Blues (Cooking Vinyl) Recorded live in Bergen’s Men’s Prison and at Café Muffathalle in Munich these gritty recordings capture that honest fragility that makes Leven’s eclectic folk music so gorgeously humane.