Purported glitch hop / wonky imprint Lab Beat has released some seriously sideways sounds in eleven releases by Actionfist, Boomd, Fizzarum, HipGnosis, Lewing, Master Eveleigh, Neverslept, Planes and Rose Specs.

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LB013: Various Artists: Artificial Inelegance Volume Eleven marks the first in what may not be a series of sampler compilations showcasing some wonky glitch-step music. Presented here is a selection from Lab Beat's roster of slightly mysterious producers, including the first, and probably last new recordings for many years by both Actionfist and Master Eveleigh.

Coming Soon | Boomkat

Artificial Inelegance Volume Eleven
Boomd: Samurai

LB014: Boomd: Samurai. It is tempting if perhaps not sensible to compare Boomd's style to that of fellow Glaswegians and giants of wonky electronica, Rustie and Hudson Mohawke. Regarding these heros' recent releases however, Boomd's Samurai seems more confident, almost as if it was produced under less pressured circumstances (which seems likely). But the result is far from easy listening; this is the jelly-fish structured soundtrack to your attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

AddicTech | Boomkat

LB011: Neverslept: Jesus Skwept is extraordinarily funky to the extent that it might accurately be called rude. Boomkat say "Skweee'd-out electro bumpers... ...twitchy syncopation and crisp, crystalline synths like a cheeky Jimmy Edgar." AddicTech | Boomkat

Neverslept: Jesus Skwept
Planes: Joining Dots

LB012: Planes: Joining Dots follows two short releases in winter 2010. Destabilised, squashy, playfully nostalgic, instrumental hip-hop beats with a meticulously planned, gapless track-list.
AddicTech | Boomkat

LB008: Lewing: Stent5 / Prerd70 was conceived way back when Four Tet was amazingly fresh. Lewing put together these recordings, featuring a rare appearance by Gemma who supplies a somewhat melancholy ode to time well-wasted.
Boomkat | Bandcamp

Lewing: Stent5 / Prerd70

Planes: My Intentions (EP2)

LB010: Planes: My Intentions (EP2) comprises distinctive beats, glued together with heavy, plasticised synthfunk basslines, varying from the simultaneously playful and nostalgic, to a suggestion of Pierre Bastien’s seesawing clockwork and mechanical dulcimer.
AddicTech | Amazon | Boomkat | iTunes | Play.com

Planes: My Intentions (EP1)

LB009: Planes: My Intentions (EP1) comprises beats, glued together with heavy, plasticised synthfunk basslines, varying from the simultaneously playful and nostalgic, to a suggestion of Pierre Bastien’s seesawing clockwork and mechanical dulcimer. AddicTech | Amazon | Boomkat | iTunes | Play.com

LB006: HipGnosis: Scientific Illuminism (Is For Sissies) is a deliciously clinical, wonky, bassy instrumental by HipGnosis.

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Scientific Illuminism (Is For Sissies) by HipGnosis

Fizzarum: How Nature Works (Digital)

LB005: Fizzarum: How Nature Works Digital downloads of some selected Fizzarum beauties. Russian folk-inspired melody with glitchy bits and lush ambience.
AddicTech | Amazon | Boomkat | Juno

LB004: Actionfist: Fisticuffs Actionfist's Fisticuffs is finally out on Lab Beat, comprising some glitch hop, jungle and noise cult classics, all blessed with beautiful cover artwork by some considerable talent at Version Industries.
CD | AddicTech | Amazon | Boomkat | Juno

Actionfist: Fisticuffs
Rose Specs: Glitch Style Forays

LB003: Rose Specs: Glitch Style Forays Infused with a rosy warmth while retaining a penetrating quality, this is like fine wine, fresh from the laboratory.
CD | AddicTech | Juno | iTunes

LB002: Master Eveleigh: Fascinating Action A glitch-hop'n'jungle masterpiece comprising a slew of nice sounds, and the sum of Master Eveleigh's many years honing his odd art, in a backward and obsessive fashion. AddicTech | Amazon | Boomkat | Juno | iTunes

Fascinating Action by Master Eveleigh

LB001: Master Eveleigh: Plain Cats Glitch-pop and jungle. More interesting than most plain cats, though perhaps not to someone finding this as a result of an impassioned google search for plain cats.
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Plain Cats by Master Eveleigh (FREE DOWNLOAD)

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