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'The Bedroom Club'

Sleeve photography by Maxwell Tomlinson.


London producer Karen Gwyer‘s “lush techno-leaning” contribution to ‘The Bedroom Club II‘ compilation is premiered at FACTahead of the 12″ and DL release on January 28th 2013. Pre-order the 180gm vinyl here.

Karen Gwyer - ‘Needs Continuum’ LP

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After a debut EP on fellow NPIP act patten’s cassette label Kaleidoscope and an exclusive track on our The Bedroom Club II vinyl compilation, we’re proud to announce Karen Gwyer will release her full debut album ‘Needs Continuum‘ through NPIP on February 25th 2013.

The album was recorded over the final months of Gwyer’s pregnancy at the end of 2012, and the “labyrinthine plasmic pulsations” stand as a product/champion of immutable, organic cyclical rhythms and disorientating psycho-physical disequilibria.

Pre-order on 180gm 12″ vinyl and CD direct from the label now.

WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS

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Vinyl Williams - ‘Inner Space’

THE BEDROOM CLUB II

 

Part two of ‘The Bedroom Club’ compilation series is due on 28th January 2013. Analysed in articulate form here, producers Ukkonen, John OlaOrnine, Buffalo Tide, Karen Gwyer and Beams join Dyymond of Durham - an audio/visual collaboration between Matthew Barnes aka Forest Swords and Bavarian fine artist Otto Baer - on the limited 12” release.

Beliefs - ‘Catch My Breath’

 

Toronto’s Beliefs' debut album is due through No Pain In Pop on March 5th 2013. Ahead, 'Catch My Breath' video by Henry Sansom & James Mejia.

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Vinyl Williams - Lemniscate stream

Created and performed solely by songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Lionel Williams, Vinyl Williams' debut album 'Lemniscate' unites vast landscapes, multi-religious symbolism, and the supernatural into a paradoxical whirlpool of “mysticism and sonic matrices”. On the surface his music is a flood of ideas and imagery, dashing psyched-out space-rock with layers of kraut and shoegaze; muscular, transcendental-pop tracks led by frazzled melodies and driving rhythm sections. Digging deeper into Williams' world, album centerpiece 'Inner Space' and closer 'Follow In Your Dreams' reveal more intangible, ethereal qualities; the sound of a restless creative interweaving concepts to conjure a truly unique and intuitive experience.

Buy: No Pain In Pop store (CD/DL/12”) / iTunes (DL) / Spotify (stream)

Opening reviews.. :

Northern Transmissions - “Lemniscate is an album born out of a new young generation that have decades of musical history to work from, so what used to be avant-garde and experimental is now becoming a very accepted form of new musical expression. 8/10

This Is Fake DIY - “Sky-scraping ambition / a fascinating debut from a bewitching producer that clearly has immeasurable talent to harness / extraordinary in transcendent power. 7/10

The Fly - “A record rich in magical ethereality and the restless energy of a constantly creating mind. 4/5

Bowlegs- “drenched with spiralling originality. 8.1

Rough Trade - 'Album of the Week'

Halls x Ukkonen

Artic house impressionist Ukkonen - he of the sublime 'Detroit (Alternative Reality)' mix - has conjured an equally superlative reconstruction of Halls' 'Roses For The Dead' single, the sound of Samuel Howard's voice blown sideways through the interstellar.

Halls - ‘White Chalk’ live session

Aching live studio version of ‘White Chalk’, taken during the recording of Ark.

Vinyl Williams - ‘Open Your Mind’

Lemniscate's 'Open Your Mind' just premiered over at the Guardian ahead of album release on November 12th. Vinyl Williams continues his ascent. 

 

Halls x Dro Carey x Max Cooper

Halls remixes from “soft-touch” techno producer Max Cooper and Australia’s long-term NPIP affiliate Dro Carey surfaced this week. Ark centrepiece ‘Roses For The Dead’, in both cases, is the track under the surgeon’s knife.