Few people are onto great records as quickly as a great record store.
Phonica’s end of year lists are always a treasure trove for undersung gems, so we realised we ought to just give the shop’s learned staff their own slot on FACT. Every Saturday, the team behind the counter at the Soho institution select five vinyl records you should pick up this week.
HEALING FORCE PROJECT
Gravitational Lensing EP
Paranoid vibes from Healing Force Project on some early 23 Skidoo reimagined on drum machines and samplers covered with dust and fizz.
Slow motion edits with little information attached to it other than it will wreck your dance.
MOSCOMAN & RED AXES
‘Dikembe Manitu’ / ‘Rage In The Cage’
Drum machine jams and lush floral percussion vibes on this 12″ from three old friends having at it in the studio.
Sweetened No Lemon – Expanded Edition LP
(Arts & Labour)
Re-release of Derrick Carter’s 1994 album as Sound Patrol, an alias used to explore deeper atmospheric styles. This release includes four unreleased tracks and complete remasters.
A rare live performance by Fennesz now captured onto vinyl, based on samples from Gustav Mahler’s symphonies and also including early versions of tracks from his 2014 Editions Mego release.