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Ricardo Villalobos & Samuel Rohrer - A. Helix 7:23 (00:00) Ricardo Villalobos & Samuel Rohrer - A. Helix 7:23 (00:00) 1 Ricardo Villalobos & Samuel Rohrer - A. Helix 7:23
Ricardo Villalobos & Samuel Rohrer - B. Incus 10:47 (00:00) Ricardo Villalobos & Samuel Rohrer - B. Incus 10:47 (00:00) 2 Ricardo Villalobos & Samuel Rohrer - B. Incus 10:47
Ricardo Villalobos & Samuel Rohrer - C. Lobule 11:03 (00:00) Ricardo Villalobos & Samuel Rohrer - C. Lobule 11:03 (00:00) 3 Ricardo Villalobos & Samuel Rohrer - C. Lobule 11:03
Ricardo Villalobos & Samuel Rohrer - D. Cochlea 8:28 (00:00) Ricardo Villalobos & Samuel Rohrer - D. Cochlea 8:28 (00:00) 4 Ricardo Villalobos & Samuel Rohrer - D. Cochlea 8:28
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Genre: Electronic
Tracklisting:
A: Helix 7:23
B: Incus 10:47
C: Lobule 11:03
D: Cochlea 8:28

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Press release by Thomas Bey William Bailey
The Ricardo Villalobos / Samuel Rohrer partnership has yielded increasingly interesting results over the past few
years, with the former’s remixes of the latter’s trio Ambiq being supplemented by further reinterpretations of
Rohrer’s solo work and live meetings at select events like Berlin’s Funkhaus and Radialsystem V. As should be the
case with any strong collaboration, this partnership has been based on mutual challenge rather than compromise,
seeing each participant shuttle key technical and emotive aspects of the other’s work to previously unexpected
places.
Those who have been closely following this relationship will notice a definite sense of continuity between
previous outings and the new collaborative release entitled MICROGESTURES. As with those earlier Villalobos
/ Rohrer pairings, these four new pieces are defined by a special quality of being many things that once: that is to
say, depending on the listener’s own level of focus, these can feel very tightly constructed and disciplined, or
playful and freely wandering. That the tracks are equally engaging regardless of one’s chosen listening “mode” is
a testament to the level of thought put into them; you could almost imagining the creators poring over some
elaborate sketched set of architectural blueprints rather than coolly monitoring the usual multi-track editing
software.
Altogether the music here is firmly a-melodic and percussive, but within these deliberate limitations there is still a
greater variety of individual sounds than most would bother with. Each track is its own observatory of microgestures clustering together into a dense communicative fog or a sort of robotic sound swarm. Yet while all
these tracks are variations on that theme, each one has its own character and, consequently, its own rewards in
terms of the exact sectors of the imagination that it activates.
Take for example “Cochlea” and its twin “Helix,” on which the magnetizing, busy layers of percussion are
tempered with mischievously disruptive blossomings of digital noise, as well as sampled radio communications
(which again bring us back to the idea of listeners’ attentiveness changing the meaning of this music - these
curious transmissions can either be taken as a purely aesthetic element or as something to be actively decoded).
Club-oriented elements are also not absent from this suite, particularly on “Incus” with its traditional sequenced
baseline, crisp synthetic trap and hats, and dizzily sliding set of bell-like tones laid on top.?
Yet this track, too, is powered as much by its restless desire to deviate as by its rhythmic consistency: throughout
the eleven-minute running time, a mass of ambiguous and restless machine sounds build a parallel narrative, and
will maybe
prompt the occasional glance over the shoulder as they seem to be taking on their own life. “Lobule” rounds out
the program with the most rhythmically eventful sound set off the five.
What this all adds up to is a confident music which builds that quality from its faith in possibilities rather than
firm conclusions: it’s an inspiring addition to both the musical landscape and reality in general

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Release-Date: 25.02.2022
Genre:House
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2x12" LP, ALBUM

A1. A Message From Mr. Music - A2. Welcome 2 The Party - A3. Metalhead – B1. Crazy 4 U - B2. I
Used 2 Believe - B3. Special K - C1. Jack Your Body - C2. Hedgehog's Dilemma C3. XG Tulpa
D1. Neo Tokyo - D2. Pflaumenmaus - D3. Lisa 1503 Outro

Your Planet Is Next is the nom de guerre of one Arvid Wretman –
multidisciplinary artist, live performer and noise maker from Stockholm, Sweden.
Since his 2014 debut cassette under the YPIN alias, through two floor-optimised
solo EPs for Studio Barnhus, this self-proclaimed “Mr. Music” has terrorised us
with the most gloriously disturbed electronic funk, all while cultivating his puzzling
YPIN persona: part failed pop-star, part extraterrestrial threat. On his first fulllength release for Studio Barnhus, emotions range from acidic romance to pure
paranoia. Rave, screw, electro, and chill vibes are all combined on an album that
plays like an exhilarating journey through the mind of a mad genius.

Mr. Music (double 12'' vinyl + digital release) is out on Studio Barnhus on February
25 2022.

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systems breaking down (2022 repress)
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Cat-No: bewith002twelve
Release-Date: 15.04.2022
Genre:Classics
Configuration: 12" Excl

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anna - Systems Breaking Down (7:11) (00:00) anna - Systems Breaking Down (7:11) (00:00) 1 anna - Systems Breaking Down (7:11)
anna - B1 : Systems Breaking Down (Dance Version) (6:55) (00:00) anna - B1 : Systems Breaking Down (Dance Version) (6:55) (00:00) 2 anna - B1 : Systems Breaking Down (Dance Version) (6:55)
2022 Repress

Track List:

A1 : Systems Breaking Down (7:11)

B1 : Systems Breaking Down (Dance Version) (6:55)

Release Notes:

20JazzFunkGreats: “The sound of mascara and tears, a flood streaming black across the pale landscape of a trembling face, lovely music and, oh, so sad.”

Be With continue their 12" series by reissuing Anna’s seminal cosmic coldwave bomb “Systems Breaking Down”. Originally released in 1982, it’s undoubtedly one of the most mysterious singles of the period. Remarkably, it was released on a major label - RCA - yet very little is known about the shadowy Anna.

Despite being recorded nearly 35 years ago, it still sounds strikingly vital. Both sonically relevant and lyrically prescient, it’s hard to imagine a more apposite track to soundtrack the dark days we currently occupy. A masterful study in dread, describing the gentle collapse of all structures, it is set against a backdrop of eerie, synth-heavy electronics.

Produced by 80s disco-pop mavericks Geraint Hughes and Ken Leray, side A contains the epic synth-pop original, all heart-wrenching atmosphere and haunting vocals.

Side B wins again, however. The more uptempo “Dance Version” is a dubbed-out dark-disco tour-de-force, with cut-up vocals drifting in and out of a bassline that throbs like Carpenter’s best (think Assault on Precinct 13) and a palette of head-nod minimal wave.

Both sought-after mixes have been remastered for vinyl by Simon Francis and are housed in a replica jacket of the maxi original. Outstanding.

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batteaux (2022 repress)
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Cat-No: BEWITH027LP
Release-Date: 15.04.2022
Genre:Folk
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batteaux - Tell Her She’s Lovely (2:37) (00:00) batteaux - Tell Her She’s Lovely (2:37) (00:00) 1 batteaux - Tell Her She’s Lovely (2:37)
batteaux - Living’s Worth Loving (3:11) (00:00) batteaux - Living’s Worth Loving (3:11) (00:00) 2 batteaux - Living’s Worth Loving (3:11)
batteaux - Wake Me In The Morning (2:40) (00:00) batteaux - Wake Me In The Morning (2:40) (00:00) 3 batteaux - Wake Me In The Morning (2:40)
batteaux - Mirror (2:54) (00:00) batteaux - Mirror (2:54) (00:00) 4 batteaux - Mirror (2:54)
batteaux - Joe Arnold (3:12) (00:00) batteaux - Joe Arnold (3:12) (00:00) 5 batteaux - Joe Arnold (3:12)
batteaux - Dig Up The Love (2:55) (00:00) batteaux - Dig Up The Love (2:55) (00:00) 6 batteaux - Dig Up The Love (2:55)
batteaux - Katy (2:00) (00:00) batteaux - Katy (2:00) (00:00) 7 batteaux - Katy (2:00)
batteaux - Lady Of The Lake (2:20) (00:00) batteaux - Lady Of The Lake (2:20) (00:00) 8 batteaux - Lady Of The Lake (2:20)
batteaux - Treat Me Right, Treat Me Wrong (2:45) (00:00) batteaux - Treat Me Right, Treat Me Wrong (2:45) (00:00) 9 batteaux - Treat Me Right, Treat Me Wrong (2:45)
batteaux - High Tide (3:49) (00:00) batteaux - High Tide (3:49) (00:00) 10 batteaux - High Tide (3:49)
batteaux - Wishing My Father (1:14) (00:00) batteaux - Wishing My Father (1:14) (00:00) 11 batteaux - Wishing My Father (1:14)
batteaux - Maybe I’ll Run Away (2:57) (00:00) batteaux - Maybe I’ll Run Away (2:57) (00:00) 12 batteaux - Maybe I’ll Run Away (2:57)
2022 Repress

Format Notes: 180g vinyl, printed inner sleeve

Track List:

A1 : Tell Her She’s Lovely (2:37)
A2 : Living’s Worth Loving (3:11)
A3 : Wake Me In The Morning (2:40)
A4 : Mirror (2:54)
A5 : Joe Arnold (3:12)
A6 : Dig Up The Love (2:55)

B1 : Katy (2:00)
B2 : Lady Of The Lake (2:20)
B3 : Treat Me Right, Treat Me Wrong (2:45)
B4 : High Tide (3:49)
B5 : Wishing My Father (1:14)
B6 : Maybe I’ll Run Away (2:57)

Release Notes:

A notoriously jaw-dropping folk-funk classic, long treasured by the Balearic fraternity, the self-titled LP from the brothers Batteau nevertheless remains a criminally underheard gem. Appealing to fans stuck on Ned Doheny’s scorching blue-eyed soul as well as Gene Clark’s rich country-rock, it’s an honour to present the first officially licensed vinyl reissue of this undoubted masterpiece of proto-Yacht-Rock.

Like a forgotten piece of baroque folk caught in 1973, Batteaux’s eponymous album somehow sounds magically timeless. A full 45 years after the fact, it remains a mystery as to why they weren’t better known. The lush production and virtuoso playing conforms with the ruling aesthetic of the time - well-crafted, melodic songs performed with precision and balance - whilst the shimmering AOR atmosphere and sun-dappled vocal washes align neatly with the best Crosby, Stills & Nash records.

Throughout, the beautifully penned tracks hold traces of Jimmie Spheeris, America and Seals & Crofts. The immaculately orchestrated percussion and additional instrumentation (electric piano and fiddle to name a few) are performed by perennially celebrated West-Coast cats including Tom Scott, John Guerin and Andy Newmark.

It’s no surprise that the heavenly “High Tide” is such a Balearic touchstone. A free soul aqua-space groover, its sophisticated rhythms predict the swing of CSN’s canonical “Dark Star” by a full four years. An alternative measure of its enduring magnificence can be gauged by MF Doom sampling Paul Horn’s wonderful version, subsequently used by Ghostface Killah.

The highlights are many and memorable. Gorgeous opener “Tell Her She's Lovely” is the perfect example of the addictive, melody-driven songwriting which really should have earned them stardom. Moody ballad “Living's Worth Loving” is nothing short of heartbreaking whilst the chugging elegance of “Wake Me In The Morning” showcases their bewitching harmonies. The hypnotic yearning of “Lady Of The Lake” is an exquisitely string-drenched, piano-laced favourite that achieves a peculiar strutting-funk. It’s that good.

This lovingly curated reissue enables a long overdue reappraisal of the hitherto buried genius of Batteaux. The serene aqua artwork which adorned the original jacket - their father worked on a dolphin-human communication project in Hawaii, hence the infamous design - and sumptuous inner sleeve have been faithfully restored. Whilst, with access to the original tapes, Simon Francis’ sensitive mastering elevates the sound throughout and, as ever, it has been pressed at a reassuringly weighty 180g.

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BUARI (2022 repress)
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BUARI - Karam Bani (4:27) (00:00) BUARI - Karam Bani (4:27) (00:00) 1 BUARI - Karam Bani (4:27)
BUARI - Them Yebtheyet (5:12) (00:00) BUARI - Them Yebtheyet (5:12) (00:00) 2 BUARI - Them Yebtheyet (5:12)
BUARI - Ku Ka Maria (2:45) (00:00) BUARI - Ku Ka Maria (2:45) (00:00) 3 BUARI - Ku Ka Maria (2:45)
BUARI - Advice From Father (5:47) (00:00) BUARI - Advice From Father (5:47) (00:00) 4 BUARI - Advice From Father (5:47)
BUARI - Iro Le Pa (4:55) (00:00) BUARI - Iro Le Pa (4:55) (00:00) 5 BUARI - Iro Le Pa (4:55)
BUARI - Ye Koaba (4:27) (00:00) BUARI - Ye Koaba (4:27) (00:00) 6 BUARI - Ye Koaba (4:27)
BUARI - Peace (3:00) (00:00) BUARI - Peace (3:00) (00:00) 7 BUARI - Peace (3:00)
BUARI - Oh! Africa (5:37) (00:00) BUARI - Oh! Africa (5:37) (00:00) 8 BUARI - Oh! Africa (5:37)
2022 repress

Format Notes: 180g vinyl, mastered from the original tapes

Track List:

A1 : Karam Bani (4:27)
A2 : Them Yebtheyet (5:12)
A3 : Ku Ka Maria (2:45)
A4 : Advice From Father (5:47)

B1 : Iro Le Pa (4:55)
B2 : Ye Koaba (4:27)
B3 : Peace (3:00)
B4 : Oh! Africa (5:37)

Release Notes:

A surefire Afro-Funk classic, long treasured by collectors across the globe, the fantastic self-titled LP from Ghanaian singing/percussion sensation Sidiku Buari nevertheless remains a criminally hard-to find gem. We’re honoured to present the first ever officially licensed vinyl reissue of this undoubted masterpiece.

Originally released on RCA in 1975, this is, quite simply, a ridiculous record. This super-rare album boasts an all-star cast of top funk instrumentalists playing alongside Buari as he blends heavy African rhythms with American soul-funk grooves. The arrangements and the playing are incredibly tight and the album is stacked with killer tracks including “Advice From Father” (sampled brilliantly by Kenny Dope) and “Ku Ka Maria”, with its intense, neck-snapping breaks and funky drumming from legend Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie. Purdie is in the pocket for the entirety of this stunning LP - the drumming is just straight out of hand; so varied yet so precise.

It’s not hard to fathom why these tracks have always been huge on the b-boy/breaking scene. Other standouts include the wonderful disco-tinged afro monsters “Karam Bani” and “Iro Le Pa” plus the cool laidback groove of “Them Yebtheyet”.

With access to the original analogue tape transfers, the stellar mastering by Simon Francis elevates the sound throughout and, as ever, it has been pressed at a reassuringly weighty 180g.

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