Welcome to the Bleep Weekly Roundup, our guide to the best new releases.
Our album of the week is from Bicep with the duo's album 'Isles' bringing us some of their most moving electronic dance music productions to date. Our exclusive edition is now sold out, but we still have the picture disc and the neon orange transparent vinyl for the collectors.
Our EP of the week is from Hyperdub's Kode9, his first proper solo material since 2015, and we have very limited copies on clear vinyl. Don't sleep!
Elsewhere this week we have Biosphere's album Angel's Flight on AD 93 containing some of the most ornate work of Biosphere’s career. A. G. Cook's album 'Apple' on PC Music, that is equally imbued with crushing noise and classy pop sheen, Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai soundtrack, representing a pivotal moment in the career of Wu-Tang Clan’s commander-in-chief RZA, and Luke Williams’ Mantle of Gets album on a Bleep exclusive limited cassette.
Our mix this week is from Vril with all of the tracks either Vril originals or remixed by him, and on the merch tip, we have a new Lorenzo Senni T-shirt, reminding us that RAVE VOYEURISM is not a crime.
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Album of the Week
Bicep – Isles
Bicep have become synonymous with a particularly emotive brand of electronic dance music down the years, and on the Belfast-born, London-based duo’s new LP Isles we find that sound in good nick once more. The album’s shimmering synths and buoyant beats transport you to the last dance of the night, or perhaps to the sun setting over a festival skyline, even as you enjoy them through headphones or hi-fi speakers.
Single / EP of the Week
Kode9 – The Jackpot EP
Given there isn’t really enough time in the day for Kode9 to release a ‘proper’ solo disc — what with all the remixing for Mr. Fingers and Burial, along with the Diggin In The Carts collection of pioneering video game music — we’re not surprised it’s taken around five years for The Jackpot EP to surface. True to form, however, many of his extracurriculars inform this sharp twofer of boundary-breaking future garage numbers. The title track begins with nightmarish strings emitting from somewhere south of clubland, while ‘Rona City Blues’ sets a sputtering cyber-jungle beat against a smoothed surface of pads.
100 Tracks 2020
Various Artists – Bleep 100 Tracks 2020
Now in its 12th annual instalment, Bleep's 100 Tracks is the definitive guide to the best music of the year, available as a high-quality download.
A true journey of discovery, with the best tracks from our favourite albums, dance bangers, and unsung gems, ready for home listening or as a killer DJ tool.
- Ghost Dog : The Way Of The Samurai (Original Motion Picture Score)
- 36 Chambers
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- Release Date
- December 11, 2020