LOVCD04: Christoph de Babalon - Short Eternities
‘Short Eternities’ sees Christoph exploring the abrasive nature of his earlier work whilst maintaining throughout the album a level of measured assuredness touching upon a rich shadowy darkness akin to a handful of contemporaries such as Demdike Stare and Vatican Shadow, but with a vigour that captures the anarchic spirit of early breakcore. Opener ‘Barely You’ serves as a powerful message of intent interlacing a fractured drum break with tense horror tones, whereas detailed ambient atmospheres provide an opiated atmosphere within which the album swims around. It is the explorative nature of his music, combining paradoxical feelings of euphoria, introversion and explosive aggression, which truly makes Christoph’s music so compelling.
LOVLP01, LOVCD03: Anklepants - Social-Patching-And The pixel Pageant facéd boy
Packed with live classics and brimming with his frenetic brand of mutated, anti-pop; this double vinyl album marks the next step in Anklepants' world domination. The CD version of this album comes with a 2nd disc containing reworkings of Anklepants' original tracks by other artists similarly involved in carving their own paths through the modern übergründé. From techno and jungle to spoken word and shifting soundscapes, this CD not only provides a backdrop for the album but also expands on the concept, as masters of their craft wield their technology to produce some creative and abstract remixes of the bizarre creature that is Anklepants.
LOVJP01: Beatwife - Cornbrail Acid 2.5
Richard Wilson here provides us with an intermediary instalment of his Cornbrail Acid sound for Japan, compiling an assortment of delights old and new made using his distinctive home-brewed software. Almost a companion to 2014’s ‘Cornbrail Acid 2’, some fans will recognise previously unreleased tracks on this CD such as Snappy and Punch Drummer that have been lurking in the public domain since that time. These tracks, on top of a few select cuts from ‘Cornbrail Acid 2’, provide familiar foundations for this album - whilst the rest of the material will be brand new to all listeners. This mixture of the unearthed and the fresh has been put together as an entry-point for Japan whilst signalling a new step in Richard’s sonic adventures.
Contained on our first sampler CD for Japan is a selection of our output over the last four years, with a variety of tracks taken from all formats of our existing releases. Also included are cuts from forthcoming albums by Christoph de Babalon, Missqulater & Anklepants, as well as two brand new tracks from 'Scrase' and 'whitelabel' (a new project from Love Love veterans Richard Wilson & Henry Collins) exclusive to this release. A limited amount of CDs are available from our store.
LOVWAX04: Scrase - Another
In contrast to his 'Heart' release, Scrase's 'Another' EP provides a dark and twisted journey down more alien avenues - the streaming melodies & warm atmospheres of the previous EP supplanted by arcane wooden rhythms and mechanised bass movements. 'Another' delivers a slab of crawling, warehouse-weight with an Eastern flavour, 'Movon' provides a minimal take on UK bass music fine-tuned to devastating effect. The three percussive tracks littered throughout the release explore a very different angle, combining dusty wooden rhythms with dread-filled tones and complex manipulations, lending the diverse collection of tracks a strong ritualistic feeling; topped off with a brooding remix of the title track by the ever consistent Irish techno duo Lakker.
LOVWAX03: Scrase - Heart
Providing a state-of-the-art rejuvenation of 90s ambient house, the 'Heart' EP (the first in a 2-part 'set' of records) serves as a fluent example of the lighter side of Greg Scrase's previously little-known, but masterfully honed craft – here paying homage to the past greats of electronica, drawing together different threads of influence and applying them to his own colourful sonic palette. The 12” contains 3 exquisite original tracks that bubble and grow with a vibrant analogue charm, imbued with Scrase's house-ier tendencies and melodic capabilities - backed-up by a very special remix of 'Flyover' from like-minded acid aficionado Dave Monolith (under the moniker MNLTH).
LOVCD02: Beastmaster - S/T
This entirely instrumental album takes us on a sunny, kaleidoscopic jaunt via a refined strain of space rock, psychedelia and grungey pop. Preferring to work without vocals, Beastmaster rather uses this space to create a greater sense of complexity in the development of the tracks themselves, carving naturally flowing narratives in each song. Serving up a timeless balance between hazy post-rock and retro-futuristic pop, as well as interweaving a multitude of references to past greats, Beastmaster has achieved a wonderfully detailed fresh sound devoid of easy categorisation.
LOVCD01: Beatwife - Cornbrail Acid II
We present to you the latest release from Scottish born, LA based, acid connoisseur, Richard Wilson aka Beatwife, demonstrating his formidable signature style once again in the form of Cornbrail Acid Part 2. Having recently completed a collaborative album for Planet Mu alongside Henry Collins under the alias Misty Conditions and currently working alongside Sid Wilson of Slipknot as a member of The Miami Vice Sound Crack, Richard has been consistently working on new material. Here taking the uplifting, sunshine acid themes he laid down on his first Cornbrail Acid album (Released in cassette form on Hyperboloid Records) and exploring them further, Richard exposes 16 prime cuts of Electro/Braindance retro-futurism, firmly setting in stone his inimitable wonk and sparkle.
To kick-off our first foray into the CD world we present to you a double CD compilation brimming with a wonderfully eclectic selection of forward-thinking music from some of our favourite artists. Taken from all manner of musical circles, this collection of sounds goes a long way to representing every facet of the label's influence and output. Artists we've been working with from the origins of the label and artists we will be releasing far more of in the future sit alongside each other on one release, providing a perfect entry point to the Love Love experience.
LOVWAX02: Anklepants - SPEEK YOU LITTLE RE-ƒacéé
Straight from the übergründé of the Berlin techno scene Australian anti-pop superstar, Anklepants
arrives on Love Love Records with a precision blend of techno and conceptual pop. Accompanied by a
polished production style to keep the dance floor aroused, perplexed and in a constant state of ecstasy,
Anklepants is a self perpetuating musical phenomenon that's rapidly grabbing the scene by the balls,
brain and feet. Having very recently played a sensation Boiler Room set and completed a European tour
supporting Otto Von Schirach, this part man, part facé hybrid is set, primed and ready to take the world
LOVWAX01: Lakker - Deathmask
Since the early 2000s, Dara and Ian have been the brains behind the slugged out, bass heavy electronic outfit ‘Lakker’. Both originating from Ireland, they paint intricate sonic tapestries ranging from haunting Arctic soundscapes to bass driven warehouse weight.
Lakker's first release on Love Love Records (the first vinyl release on the label) combines Shrill melancholy with vegged-out techno grooves, providing a sparkling listening experience as well as being an excellent DJ tool. Following on from their releases on Blueprint and Killekill, this release sees Lakker maintain the intricate depth of their sound whilst somehow managing to fire all cannons directly at the dancefloor.