SAPPHIRE SLOWS – ‘ALLEGORIA’ LP
Tokyo siren’s debut delivers all the shadowy tone-bank nocturnes we’d hoped for, and then some. hopefully certain North Americans caught a live show during her recent whirlwind bi-coastal tour.
BEAT DETECTIVES – ‘MUSIC 2’ CS
Minneapolis acid trio rip it up and start again with their sophomore tape after a funked out debut on Moon Glyph earlier in the year.
PARADISE 100 – ‘THE LOIN KING’ 12″
Killer rubberized house designs from this continental drifter, equal parts slinky, swank, and swept back.
FAST TIMES – ‘BODYTALK’ CS
Raw debut by this fast riser, full of fried fidelities and shredded moods. Boombox gold.
CHERUSHII – ‘QUEEN OF CUPS’ 12″
Bay Area hardware lifer turns in her vinyl debut after years on the warehouse circuit, and fresh off a tour with Maria Minerva. Decadent, humanist house with a heartbeat.
PROFLIGATE – ‘CAN’T STOP SHAKING’ 12″
Noah Anthony’s industrial-techno guise continues to slay on his latest 12 inch single, this one on the Enfant Terrible label. Already sold out at source.