10:35 AM GMT 25/04/2013
Coming out of Sheffield in 1989, Warp's first bleep-tastic release was 500 Enterprise Allowance Scheme-funded copies of Forgemasters' Track With No Name. By their fifth release, LFO's self-titled debut single, Warp was number 12 on the proper single charts. Since then the label's shown itself to be in the lineage of idiosyncratic, responsive British labels like Mute, Factory or Beggars Banquet, releasing bold and surprising sounds by the likes of Aphex Twin, Boards Of Canada, Autechre, Vincent Gallo, Maximo Park and even Chris Morris. This year they're celebrating their twentieth anniversary with a series of live events in Paris, New York, Sheffield, London and Tokyo. For MOJO's part, we want to know your choices of their best ten album releases - could it be Aphex Twin's I Care Because You Do or Richard D James? Broadcast's The Noise Made by People or LFO's Frequencies? And what about Squarepusher, Sabres Of Paradise and Maximo Park? Let us know your thoughts. As ever, the best comments and recommendations will appear in the magazine. Cheers!
Posted by Ross_Bennett at 10:19 AM GMT 21/05/2009