the Darkfloor Daily – 11.10.2013

British techno producer Shifted has announced a new album Under A Single Banner. Forthcoming on Dominick Fernow’s (he of Prurient and Vatican Shadow notoriety) Bed of Nails label on November 25th – it’s “deliberately more skuffed and raw sounding” than his debut album Crossed Paths on Luke Slater’s Mote Evolver label back in 2011.

A huge 61 track tribute to the late great ambient master Pete Namlook is on route. Available as an 8 CD wooden box package (or as a digital download) Die Welt ist Klang: A Tribute to Pete Namlook is due for release on November 8th. Pre-orders are up on the label’s Bandcamp page. Bill Laswell, Gaudi, Steve Stoll, F.U.S.E., Higher Intelligence Agency, Oliver Lieb, Sense and Jes Somfay (Borealis) are just 7 of the artists the compilation features.

On a similar, though darker ambience tip, Kalpamantra celebrates 4 years of being this week. We had the great pleasure of Steven Williams, the man behind Kalpamantra, on our Mantis Radio show earlier this year. His label features some truly immense drones of the dark. As I write this I note they’ve a new album from a huge personal favourite of the dark ambient – Iranian producer Alphaxone. I’ll be downloading that one presently.

Some interviews of note –

The Quietus excel in interviewing not only this week with not only Gary Numan, but also Skullflower’s Stefan Jaworzyn, AND techno’s wunderkind Regis.

Grime fans – fancy Flowdan on fire over Slimzee dropping some classics, including Jon E Cash and Spartan on Radio 1? Yes you do. Both are in top form. The download link has long expired but shouldn’t be too hard to find. Shouts to Grime Forum for the heads up.

On Tuesday I posted up a 3 hour video of Jamal Moss performing under as his mainstay Hieroglyphic Being alias. Here’s 34 minutes of ex Vex’d man Roly Porter recorded recently by the same folk – URSSS.

Keeping things in the realm of video – here’s 83 minutes of Canadian duo Orphx doing what they do best at Form of Hands back in April.

And still with the video, and on a kind of tangent to ‘Darkfloor’ as such – have you seen this Google funded documentary on the Clash? It’s safe to assume many of you are Clash fans so check out his 5 part doc which features unseen footage of Joe Strummer and all 4 remaining members talk through the making of their classic albums.


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