Notes: Exclusive to Juno the Mukatsuku Carbon Steel Ring Record Disc Stabilizer is Europe's best selling label branded Ring Stabilizer specifically made for 7 inch dinked 45rpm records and can put used on its own directly placed onto the record before playing or in conjunction with most metal 45rpm adapters or the Mukatsuku 45 Twister. No springs, clips or screws required, just place the Mukatsuku Ring disc stabilizer on the record on the spindle and hey presto, you can obtain tighter bass and sweeter treble, as well as improved dynamics / less distortion bringing the record into more intimate contact with the platter.
In this version a heavy dome aluminium 45rpm adapter is included to use either in conjunction with the ring stabilizer on its own for any dinked 7 inch record.
The Mukatsuku ring disc stabilizer is great for DJ use in a club environment or when recording from vinyl to digital. It may even possibly help dished records or skipping 45rpm 7 inch records. The weight keeps the record tight to the platter and is cut from 10mm carbon steel, and then coated in a black plastic powder paint finish. As used by Ollie from Herbaliser.
Review: Isle Of Jura's latest on-point release is a new edition of Zann's sought-after 1990 set "Strange Ways/Inside Jungle", a self-released album of experimental, left-of-centre musical fusions produced in the band's basement studio in Dortmund. The record's genius lies in the band's mixture of Eno/Byrne style ambient motifs, delay-laden electronic beats, densely layered African and South American percussion sounds and chiming instruments from South East Asia. There are some suitably trippy tricks employed here and there - backwards vocals, layered field recordings and so on - but also snaking sax lines and cheery synthesizer melodies. In other words, it's an inspired, hard-to-pigeonhole album that just gets better with each successive listen.
Review: Emptyset have been innovating in the world of electronic music for over a decade now. James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas' music is challenging yet poignant, artful yet immersive and fuses sound design with raw audio synthesis. "Blossoms", the new record for Thrill Jockey was developed by a process of "seeding a software model with a sonic knowledge base of material to learn and predict from". That base material was then embellished with 10 hours of improvised recordings using sources such as wood, drum skins and metal, giving rise to this bleakly beguiling album of drone, industrial and audio experimentation.