(155g/m2) / Made in an ethically accredited, wind-powered factory / Low Carbon / GM Free / Hand finished in the UK / Wash Cool, Hang Dry.
Release Date: 15th November 2019
Mystical soundboy business...
a1. Eusebeia - Experience Shapes You
b1. Eusebeia - Each To Their Own Path
Release Date: 25th October 2019
After a slew of cassette released long players, appearances on both Blunted Breaks Vol.1 & Rupture’s recent Planet’s series (alongside Dead Man’s Chest), Thugwidow has quickly gained an underground cult following amongst leftfield junglists digging through the fringes of electronica...
‘Hard Rave Aesthetic’ (Thugwidow’s debut solo outing on wax) charges in with all the ferocity the title track suggests; a crescendo of swirling rave stabs giving way to a torrent of rolling drum & bass pressure that hits the dance like dynamite. 'A Cluster Of Angry Repeating Thoughts’ moves into more sombre, atmospheric territory; painterly break edits perform rhythm gymnastics through murky claustrophobic chords, setting the tone for a more restrained & introspective journey on the flip-side.
a1. THUGWIDOW - Hard Rave Aesthetic
a2. THUGWIDOW - A Cluster Of Angry Repeating Thoughts
b1. THUGWIDOW - Blunt End Of The Heel
b2. THUGWIDOW - The Phone Never Rings For Good News
Release Date - 12th July 2019
Western Lore is proud to present 'We're All Disturbed', the debut long player from Mancunian brothers, Response & Pliskin.
Throughout a dreamlike sequence of 10+ minute epics that further blur the boundaries of jungle & techno, the duo explore themes of violence, corruption, tyranny & propaganda; Painting a stark vision of a present day dystopia lurking within the cracks of society.
3 x heavyweight (180g) black vinyl, shrink-wrapped & housed in a full art gatefold sleeve.
a1. Response & Pliskin - Stabland
b1. Response & Pliskin - The Voyeur
c1. Response & Pliskin - Abandoned
d1. Response & Pliskin - Hierarchy
e1. Response & Pliskin - Shadowrun ft. Lighta
f1. Response & Pliskin - Resist
Release Date - 31st May 2019
Response & Pliskin lay down a blistering taster to their forthcoming debut LP 'We're All Disturbed', dropping Summer 2019 on Western Lore. Anarchic warehouse rave music for the 21st century.
a1. Response & Pliskin - Persecution
b1. Response & Pliskin - Ostrich
Release Date - 26th April 2019
Jasper Byrne AKA Sonic (Sonic & Silver / Accidental Heroes) spent the late 90s & 00s dropping releases on pretty much every legendary D&B label going (Reinforced, Metalheadz, Renegade Hardware, Formation, Virus, Soul:R and his own Space Recordings), before mysteriously disap-pearing to the Far East & re-emerging years later as a hit indy computer games developer (Lone Survivor) & soundtrack artist (Hotline Miami).
After a chance encounter with Dead Man’s Chest at a gig in LA (where Jasper had been working on a game and wholeheartedly soaking up the local Low End Theory music scene), it quickly emerged the two had shared similar musical stories; straying from previous D&B careers and into the musical wilderness, only to drift back toward the tempo with a new found ‘outsider’ approach and eerily familiar conclusions...
After teasing us with 2018’s 110174 mixtape (ltd edition cassette only release) and his appear- ances on Blunted Breaks Vol.1, 2019 sees Sonic mark his return to the world of dance music proper with this two part, heavyweight EP for Western Lore.
Blending techno, footwork, LA bass, hardcore, synthwave and d&b under a loose jungle tekno framework, 110174 sees Sonic crafting beats, breaks & bass with an artisanal deftness rarely seen.
Plate 1 - Serendipity
a1. Sonic - Psychedelic Soul
a2. Sonic - 8082devest8
b1. Sonic - Serendipity
b2. Sonic - Taxi Driver
Plate 2 - Ruffneck
c1. Sonic - Empty Bar
c2. Sonic - Volcan
d1. Sonic - Workbench
d2. Sonic - Ruffneck