The best records of November 2015


Sombrero Galaxy — The Edge Of Space 12″ [Second Circle]
Why: it’s a long awaited return of Nash & Tako project. And it’s epic
Main ingredients:
- hypnotic rhythm, graceful and massive at the same time
- star dust
- shimmering electronics
- strange dance of planets


Powder — Highly 12″ [ESP Institute]
Why: it will make you more sophisticated
Main ingredients:
- sustained infusion of tropical leaves
- Powder famously flirting with elegant beats throughout the whole release
- tons of bright tonic sounds


Ian Blevins — Hannibal 12″ [ESP Institute]
Why: it could become the anthem of Banton city from Interstate 60
Main ingredients:
- fascinating bass lines
- the starry sky above
- glittering trance, which seeps through the house groove.


Aufgang B — B-Ware EP 12″ [Neubau]
Why: it’s a union of brutal slow-mo electro and inside-out techno sound
Main ingredients:
- filigree bass like jumped out from the Cenobite’s pleasure box
- constructive nihilism cleverly screwed by master Detlef
- raw and unbridled Demo 3 impregnated with a revolutionary groove


Napoleon Cherry — Walk Alone LP [Music From Memory]
Why: because it is an excellent representative of appetizing analog funk
Main ingredients:
- soft and melodic synth drifts are around the whole record
- velvet guitar
- soulful trampolining
- the feeling of weightlessness and entering the territory of electro blues


Andrew Claristidge — Danser Ou Mourir LP [WYN&M]
Why: it’s a debut LP from Los Massieras and Acid Washed member
Main ingredients:
- mysterious atmosphere of The Fall of the House of Usher
- noir synthesizers
- Bohemian and gothic motifs
- it envelops you like a shroud
- lethal ounce of techno


Villa Abo — Sibilant 12″ [Noise In My Head]
Why: it’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Main ingredients:
- countless attacks of militant drum machine
- powerful columns of groove
- industrial uncompromising fighter Warming Up Signal
- exciting acid patterns


The Keeper — Golden Round Circus 7″ [Universal Cave]
Why: because if I had a yacht, the tracks on this release would turn into the ditches with water due to frequent use.
Main ingredients:
- emotional embrace of true masculine soft rock
- mandatory brotherly tears
- magnet located in Golden Round Circus vocals
- a genuine Swedish quality


Baptiste & Pierre Colleu — Virage 12″ [Is It Balearic?]
Why: it’s phantom nostalgia about perfect summer of love
Main ingredients:
- carefree mood with scent of 80s
- gentle and friendly chords like a well-water
- soaring tropical spirit
- dreamy and wide open soul, ready for naked dance


Jimi Bazzooka — Edits Vol.3 [Crowdspacer]
Why: it’s a vinyl version of the game called Jumanji
Main ingredients:
- sensual dance on hot coals
- a chance to find its own totemic animal
- a burning torch of Afro into the open jaws of tropical disco


Die Verboten — 2007 [Deewee]
Why: cause Soulwax guys recorded Krautrock disco album with Riton back in 2007
Main ingredients:
- stretching into the distance kraut-comets
- the best traditions of German minimalism
- pristine crystals of electronics
- life-giving lagoons


Auntie Flo — Theory Of Flo 2xLP [Huntleys & Palmers]
Why: cause it sounds like a crazy spiritualistic session
Main ingredients:
- otherworldly vocals of Anbuley
- Inimitable drums and percussion
- firm South American and African spices
- so many musicians were involved
- various kinds of expanders of consciousness, literally encoded in each composition.


No Zu — Hi Gloss 12″ [Cutters]
Why: it’s a real Australian madness
Main ingredients:
- exciting boogie component
- glamorous guitars and luxury percussions
- saxophone uppercuts
- irresistible funky psychedelic madness

Words Sasha Tessio and Artem Super Ikra
Illustrations Sasha Tessio