track for today… whirling hall of knives '06-14 (nute022)'

To mark the unfortunate demise of the label, Trensmat asked Whirling Hall Of Knives to assemble this mix – "eighty four minutes of undulationing bliss, terror and grooves" – of highlights from their 45 releases, including White Hills, Astral Social Club, The Telescopes, Cheval Sombre and loads more. Sad to see the label go, but this is a fantastic way to go.

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track for today… cremator 'electronic phase 1'

Deep rhythmic electronics with nods to krautrock, Radiophonic Workshop and John Carpenter's compositions: 'Electronic Phase 1' is one of five tracks on Cremator's Phase Électronique, available in – what else – cassette format.

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track for today… north highlands 'quitter'

The sun's out – from time to time, at least. So here's some spritely guitar alt-pop to accompany it: 'Quitter' is from North Highlands' self-titled album.

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track for today… brutal blues 'rett'

A bit of echo-heavy twisty grindcore by Brutal Blues, from their Brutal Blues album issued through Nerve Altar last year, and featuring some nice cover typography.

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track for today… perspex flesh 'ordered image'

Superlative hardcore from London's Perspex Flesh: 'Ordered Image' is from the similarly-titled six-track 12" released by Static Shock Records.

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