VARIOUS / Hmm
FORMAT: CD only CAT NO: SP-032

A massed rank of cutting edge sonic artists and experimenters from around the globe tackle their chosen traditional hymns, anthems and other investigations of childhood influences...an absorbing sonic adventure featuring such luminaries David Toop (Sonic Boom cuator/UK), Kreidler(Germany), Kit Clayton (~Scape/Mille Plateaux/USA),Vladislav Delay (Chain Reaction/Mille Plateaux/Finland), BitTonic (Sprawl/UK), si-cut.db (Sprawl/ECR/UK), Freeform (Sub Rosa/Skam/Warp/UK), Wang Inc. (Sonig/Italy), Osymyso (Sprawl/Slang/UK), Shenton Engine [of add n to (x)/UK], Benge (Sub Rosa/UK), Opiate (April/Records/Denmark), Wiggle (Japan), Farben (Gramm/Mille Plateaux/Germany), Matrix (Chain Reaction/Japan), Carl Stone (USA), Puppy (Sprawl/USA), Kaffe Matthews (Annetteworks/UK), Apache 61 (Daisyworld/Japan), Antye Greie-Fuchs (Laub/Kitty Yo/Germany).  

OSYMYSO / WELCOME TO THE PAILINDROME
FORMAT: CD only CAT NO: SP-031


This album by OSYMYSO aka Mark Nicholson is a strange warped party album full of Luke Vibertish type funkyness and Tipsy-like lounge core. Mark enjoys anything subversive and quirky. A big fan of the kitsch genre Mark's music has won him friends in high places. Mary Ann Hobbs, Annie Nightingale, Richard Fearless and Mr Scruff have all shared his brand of techno with the listeners.  

"Osymyso combines a Monty Python sense of humor with hipswaying beats on Welcome To The Pailindrome; everything from spoken word records to dog food TV advertisements get chopped up with the rhythms and its damn fun." Andrew Duke Cognition/In The Mix  

SI-{CUT}.DB / RATE OF LIVING
FORMAT: CD only CAT NO: SP-030


Si-[cut}.dB (oops...pronounced 'Sye Kut Dee Bee') is Douglas Benford and 'Rate of Living' is his third album. It's a complex but melodious creature. Information about past releases you'll find below or on http://home.earthlink.net/~efrans/benford  

"... leftfield stuff for sure... Rate Of Living does prove surprisingly enjoyable, melodic and even quite danceable in places. It takes real talent to come up with something so strange yet likeable" Future Music  


FREEFORM / ME SHAPE
FORMAT: CD only CAT NO: SP-029

This release features Freeform aka Simon Pyke constructing rhythms from 2 years of recording not so ambient noises and interweaving them with mel-odious sounds. Simon has supported Autechre on their recent UK tour and participated in Warp Records nights around Europe and America. Popsters U2 have sampled 'Fane' from a Skam release for their No1 single 'Discotheque'. Since his first release in 1995, the Free e.p. for Skam, he has recorded for Warp Records, Law and Auder and others. You can also hear him on our recent Chinese Whispers album (see below).
 
"...blurry, deranged squeezebox sounds and devious Latin percussion. Think of a more clunk, plaintive PLUG with weird droid basslines, and Brazilian rhythms. Nana Vasconelos has been captured by PlayStation robots and hidden in a lego castle. See if you can find him." The Wire


PUPPY / HORIZONTAL
FORMAT: CD only CAT NO: SP-028

Debut Album of Seattle based techno artists PUPPY - 'Like Orbital scoring a Lynch Movie...' PUPPY, aka Dave Hodgson is an American based artist, born in the UK and now involved with designing computer games at Microsoft. An exclusive track was featured on THE WIRE magazine cover-mounted CD, "The Wire Tapper" (November 98)
 
PUPPY - Horizontal "It's the monstrous sound of urban breakdown... " Ministry Magazine

VARIOUS / CHINESE WHISPERS
FORMAT: CD only CAT NO: SP-027

This is the ultimate in concept compilations, entitled CHINESE WHISPERS, where even the participants themselves didn't know who was involved. Taking more than a year to complete, the CD is based on initial samples by Stereolab with remixes of a remix of a remix by Sons of Silence, Ultramarine, Mike Paradinas,Freeform, Slang, Bedouin Ascent, Subtropic, T-Power and Stereolab. Styles range from electro, drill n' bass, mad techno, big-beats, to easy listening dub and abstract disco.
 
"Chinese Whispers' cinematic equivalent is in the arch sampler Tarantino's Pulp Fiction" The Guardian

PANTUNES MUSIC / IN SEARCH OF THE SURFACE NOISE  
FORMAT: CD only CAT NO: SP-026-PAN7

In Search Of The Surface Noise was released in conjunction with the Pantunes Music Label. And just to confuse everyone, Pantunes Music is also the name of the duo, and in case you thought that was easy, both guys are called Douglas. Honest! Together Pantunes Music have worked on remixes for Fuji Maki "Assembled" (Japan), Sarah Cracknell (St Etienne) 'Anymore' (UK), Otsamo Sato "Professional Problem" (Japan), Laila France "Trans Cocktail Airlines" (Bungalow) and created a Sony Playstation game track along with Jimi Tenor, Ken Ishii, Mike Paradinas and others. Check out the vaults for more.  

"...magnificent example of what it is the future of electronic music has to offer..., for forward thinkers only." The GuestList  

SCANNER vs SI-{CUT}.DB / THE BOVINE REVOLVER EP
FORMAT: 12" only CAT NO: SP-VIN-01

The Sprawl's first vinyl offering comes in form of this collaboration by Robin Rimbaud and Douglas Benford. Having worked together on 'Behind You' they decided to take things a step further and apart from a picture of a definitely mad cow the EP also features 4 mad pieces of aural delight . An extract was featured on THE WIRE magazine cover-mounted CD, "The Wire Tapper".
 
"Triangular experiments from this leftfield supergroup, that succeed in whipping up a weirdbeat tornado." I-D Magazine

SI-{CUT}.DB / BEHIND YOU
FORMAT: CD only CAT NO: SOH-SP-025

This is the second album by Douglas Benford, aka SI-{CUT}.DB, the first being "Nuisance", one of The Wire's albums of the year 1995. BEHIND YOU has been produced by Techno Pirate Scanner who described the album as a "Squarepusher meets Black Dog" type thing. Files were e-mailed from Douglas' to Scanner's studio where there were mixed down. Doug 's remixes, production credits and collaborations include Sarah Cracknell (St Etienne), Momus, Fuji Maki, Add N TO (X), Andrew Weatherall and the odd Playstation soundtrack. He regularly DJs around the globe. His full discography is on http://home.earthlink.net/~efrans/benford
 
"Imagine Squarepusher and Luke Vibert being normal. That's what BEHIND YOU makes them look." Muzik Magazine

VARIOUS / THE BROKEN VOICE
FORMAT: CD only CAT NO: SOH-S01-024

Setting the agenda: The first release on the label is a compilation of exclusive tracks by many known and unknown underground artists. The brief: provide a track which mutates the human voice into electronica. All tracks are specially recorded for this project, ranging from progressive drum & bass to trip hop and intelligent techno, featuring tracks by MRM, Scanner, BitTonic, Exact Life, Daniel Pemberton, V-Neck, Mr Psyche (Paul Thomas, Kiss FM), Shenton Engine (Ann Shenton, Add N TO (X)), Immersion, Lovecut DB (with Sarah Cracknell, St Etienne) and Phoenix Jig.
 
'It is important there should always be room for ventures such as this to exist" Melody Maker

 

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