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Residents Bin: May '22

A monthly roundup of releases from residents of the station from April.

Words Noods Editorial Published 06.05.22

May edition featuring a true smorgasbord of musical delights coming from far and wide. We have the highly anticipated album from Bristol noise-funk punks Scalping, Avant-garde seance classics on ATC from Dead Space Chamber Music, funky vocoder laced drum workouts on Misumi Beach Selections, lost relics of techno pop on chOOn!! amongst many others. Such a great selection in there this month, better get consuming.

Scalping — Void

Label: Houndstooth
Digital Cassette Vinyl CD

Scalping, having garnered huge attention across Bristol and further afield via their incredible world shows have finally released their long anticipated debut album. My oh my does it not disappoint.

Suggestions of Nu-Metal, EBM and Techno with smatterings of noise all across the album, live drums and synths, what more could you want. With many accolades already this is not an album to sleep on.

Buy on Bandcamp

MTF - Under The Blue Moon

Resident: Radio Limbo Label: Limbo Tapes
Digital Cassette

Summoned from the loft studio, this album from MTF leaves little to be desired. Drawn out tension laced electronic cuts with space to breathe between each sound, falling into rhythm when it needs to and letting the sound palette speak for itself when necessary.

What a treat Limbo Tapes have put out here on cassette no less, you know what to do!

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Shinichi Omata — Boku・Neko・Platanus (Expanded Edition)

Resident: chOOn!! Label: chOOn!!
Digital Vinyl

Remastered for heavyweight vinyl here we have a lost relic of Techno-Pop originally recorded in 1984 by Shinichi Omata by revivified via London imprint chOOn!!.

The album is a charming assortment of synth pop ruminations, elegant and sweet yet with enough edge to keep the most serious of music lovers happy.

Soundtracks for films that don't exist or Pop songs of an adjacent universe, the whole album is chock full of lost oddities deserving of a second life. Go get it.

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XL Regular — XL 3000 EP

Resident: Dads Ravioli Label: ANMA Records London

Jazz fuelled broken rhythm suitable for Sunday BBQ's as well as day parties under the midday sun. XL Regular embodies the essence of good house music and throws in that London jazz sound everyone loves for good measure.

Really good quality kit this, I'm sure it'll brighten a cloudy day for you.

Buy on Bandcamp

Kevin Drumm — 120121

Resident: VACAST Label: VAAGNER
Digital Cassette

Angelic recordings from Kevin Drumm out on the prolific Vaagner imprint. Allowing drones to do the talking and tease out harmonic balms to sooth old wounds.

Always great stuff from the label, they actually put out three things, was hard to choose and you should definitely go and check the others.

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Danny T & Tradesman feat. Blessed San — Meditation Life (+ Manasseh Remix)

Resident: Dub Junction w/ Simma Label: Dub Junction
Digital Vinyl

Digi Dub and Steppas from Dub Junction with a four track 12" ready to fill out any soundsystem.

Leeds meets Uganda as Danny T & Tradesman come together with one of Africa's top MC's, Blessed San for this EP. Nick Manasseh on remix duties for the B side, stripping it back to it's bare essentials and reworking it into something his own.

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Merino — Green Trax 1 _ ESMERALDA003

Resident: Discos Esmeralda Label: Esmeralda

Squealing and squeaking Techno drivers from the columbian imprint. Esmerelda bossman Merino at the controls for this release with four hardware driven jams heavy and loose enough to keep you going early hours.

Raw techno filled with everything it needs, enough restraint and enough punch. Great tracks what can I say, go get them.

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Duppy Gun x Element — Andromeda EP

Resident: Bokeh Versions Label: Bokeh Versions
Digital Vinyl

There's no one like them, Duppy do it different and every time they do it so so right. Such interesting and freaky beats and released with Bristol powerhouse Bokeh Versions no less.

Dread soaked and smokey led by some of the best MC's in the game. Cant recommend this one enough.

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Dead Space Chamber Music — The Black Hours

Resident: Avon Terror Corps Label: Avon Terror Corps
Digital Vinyl

Seven new offerings from Dead Space Chamber music via their second album The Black Hours, created between 2019 through lockdown and finished post-lockdown.

Pulling out melodies between doom-laden avant-garde technique to relay their stark look at the world and pay tribute to the medieval manuscript of the same name, a unique and intimate book of prayers to mark The Liturgy of the Hours, or The Office of the Dead.

One for the folklore-files and medieval weirdos, amazing stuff on ATC.

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Duktus - Funky Reflections Vol. 2

Resident: Misumi Beach Selections w/ Matthias Fiedler Label: Blaq Numbers
Digital Cassette

Aptly named Funky Reflections, these tracks from Duktus on Blaq Numbers do exactly what you want for a sunny Saturday afternoon.

Big saw waves, classic drum machines and enough basslines to shake your butt to. Out on cassette so grab your walkman and head to the park — soak it all in.

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