Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Couple of changes

In a couple of weeks the www.halfmachinerecords.com URL and us@halfmachinerecords.com email address won't be working.

You can get to the blog via this link - halfmachinerecords.blogspot.com

And email us here - halfmachinerecords@gmail.com

Jah bless xxx

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Ancient Crux/ Weed Diamond split 7"

We're pleased to announce that the oft-talked about Ancient Crux/ Weed Diamond split 7" is now almost ready (ready enough to announce anyway!). Released on Monday 5th April on Half Machine Records, there's only 200 copies available from us and various shops and each band will have a stash to sell on tour and what not so get in early! Download both tracks below.

DOWNLOAD: Ancient Crux - 'In Teen Dreams' [SENDSPACE LINK]
DOWNLOAD: Weed Diamond - 'Nothing To Write Home About' [SENDSPACE LINK]

Half Machine Records - Cat number: HMR018

Pre-orders can be placed here - HALF MACHINE ONLINE SHOP


Friday, 12 February 2010

Ancient Crux Mixtape MP3

The split 7" with Ancient Crux and Weed Diamond will be with us shortly, on very very limited 7" (around 200 copies in shops and some from each band). To celebrate Travis from Ancient Crux has made us a mixtape, which you can download below. Taking in three Wu (or related) songs, which makes this three times better than most mixtapes.


1. Brian Eno - Cindy Tells Me
2. The Adverts - No Time To Be 21
3. Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck
4. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Beefbud
5. The Birthday Party - Fears Of Gun
6. Chromatics - Washed Up On A Beach Of Infants
7. The Singing Principal - Woman's Liberation
8. Liliput - Yours Is Mine
9. Broadcast - Man Is Not a Bird
10. Country Teasers - Golden Apples
11. The Velvet Underground - The Gift
12. Wu-Tang Clan - Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'
13. Raekwon - Kiss The Ring (Ft Inspectah Deck and Masta Killa)
14. Swell Maps - Let's Build a Car (Single Version)
15. Sonic Youth - Catholic Block
16. Shoplifting - Claude Glass
17. Public Image Ltd. - Swan Lake


You can pre-order the 7" from us HERE

Friday, 5 February 2010

Never Goin' Back

How I managed to miss this from the b-side to his Group Tightener 7" I do not know. But anyway, it's ruddy marvelous. It's all about school and shit. Never fails.


via Chocolate Bobka


Unseasonable pop music

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Rough Trade Counter Culture '09

Jumbling Towers' spazz pop ditty 'Kanetown City Rips', released on 7" vinyl by this very establishment, is now available to consume on the fine Rough Trade Counter Culture cd. Featuring all of the shops favourite songs of 2009, like Fever Ray, Mos Def, Broadcast, Glasser, the Very Best and what not.

"Jumbling Towers bring their uniquely eerie and lopsided rolling bumper to the party"


Tuesday, 26 January 2010


Last year everyone's favourite person (Dean Bein) released an EP by Glasser on his True Panther Sounds label. The beautiful 12" came with a handmade kaleidoscope on the front, all cut out by Dean. Dedication.

That EP ('Apply'), came with a remix by those fine tropical disco New Yorkers Tanlines (download below).

She'll also be releasing the Tremel EP on Young Turks in a couple of months, with an album in the works.


Monday, 25 January 2010


SBTRKT, who has been knocking out great remixes for a few months now is due to release a new 12" on Young Turks in a couple of months. 'Soundboy Shift' backed by 'Rundown'.

In the meantime, here's a mix he did for Gilles Peterson's Radio 1 show (tracklist below):

SBTRKT 17.01.2010 by sbtrkt

Sinden & SBTRKT - Kind Of Familiar (Test)
Joy Orbison - The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow (Aus)
2562 - Flashback (Tectonic)
MJ Cole - Volcano Riddim (Prolific)
These New Puritans - We Want War (SBTRKT Remix) (Angular)
A Made Up Sound - Closer (AMS)
Headhunter - Prototype (Modeselektor Remix) (Tempa)
EL-B - The Club (Tempa)
MJ Cole - Sanctuary (SBTRKT Remix) (Test)
Pangaea - Memories (Hessle)
Zomby - Digital Fauna (Brainmath)
Erykah Badu - Next Lifetime (Universal)
SBTRKT - Step In Shadows (Young Turks)
Portico Quartet - Lines (SBTRKT Remix) (Real World)

You can pre-order the 12" from Young Turks here

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Ancient Crux

The wonderful and ever on it blog Rose Quartz have posted a couple of tracks and a short write up on Ancient Crux, click HERE to read it all and download two tracks ('Mutant Beach Theme' and 'Demand Respect'), taken from their split with Ouija.

"'Mutant Beach Theme' which makes me experience two different childhood memories, a) listening to Weezer and b) playing with Toxic Crusaders toys in my lounge which was "awesome""

The split 7" with Weed Diamond will be out in a short while, the artwork just came in and is looking very cool.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Left It Alone

It seems I neglected to post this video of 'Left It Alone' by Banjo or Freakout before, so here it is:

It was directed by Alexander Brown who has also made videos for Wild Beasts and Maccabees etc etc.

It was premiered on Stereogum a little while back.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

King Midas Sound

King Midas Sound's 'Meltdown; taken from one the best albums of 2009, 'Waiting For You'.

King Midas Sound is Roger Robinson,The Bug and Hitomi. 'Waiting For You' is the sound of late night London bus rides, creeping dub dread.

DOWNLOAD: Fact Mixtape