9/10 according to our Mike on 5th October 2012It was a genuine surprise to all of us earlier this week when the mighty Godspeed You! Black Emperor announced the near-instantaneous relea…view full details.
10/10 according to our Mike on 19th February 2013I’m convinced this lot have impressed me before somewhere but this seems to be the first of their records we’ve stocked so who knows where I previously encountered them. That’s not important, though. What’s important is tha…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 22nd July 2011This is a really good week for new records. The one I have here is by the forgettably-named Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Thankfully the music isn't nearly as forgettable. I was hoping I'd like it as soon as I set eyes …view full details.
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 30th August 2013Sadly it’s one of those weeks where we only have four days to do five days’ work, and everything is turning up towards the end just to make things even more inconvenient for us. Good records, too, and it’s so hard to do…view full details.
10/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 5th September 2013Oh! Here’s the record that many of us have been waiting for for literally years. Yes, after what seems like an age of just putting out limited singles and EPs Factory Floor have finally taken the…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brett on 25th February 2010Maximum excitement levels! It's only the follow-up to one of my favourite albums of those daft old 'noughties' and an epic triple album in the truest sense (spread over either three CDs or three vinyls), one which'll take many, many listens to ful…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 29th February 2012Woop woop! The last volume of these whacked out Gnod jams was so fuckin' good we made it album of the week a month or so back, so we're understandably all pretty stoked to get our mitts on this…view full details.
9/10 according to our Li'l Biz on 17th January 2012Everyone loves Gnod right? These Manchester lads have got the balance between freeform improvised, Krautrock groove and cosmic Space Rock down to a fine art with tons of sweet self-released…view full details.
9/10 according to our Clinton on 24th September 2010Deerhunter can't do too much wrong can they? Well 'Microcastle' was a bit of a disappointment after the majesty of their breakthrough monster 'Cryptograms' and its equally stunning follow up 'Fluorecent Grey' but they were back on track with the m…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 26th March 2009Ha i've managed to locate the volume for my next audio treat. This one needs playing loud as it's by the prodigous Tim Hecker, one of my fave Kranky stars. I don't know quite how this man manages to construct such emotive, gleaming soundscapes, his w…view full details.
10/10 according to our Mike on 17th July 2013Four years ago Fuck Buttons proved their phenomenal debut album was no fluke with a similarly amazing Weatherall-produced effort, and now for the fir…view full details.
10/10 according to our Phil on 20th July 2012Fuck. I love Om! I saw them play live at Supersonic a while back with our Ant and they blew both of our faces right off. They were totally the highlight of the festival and even tho…view full details.
10/10 according to our Phil on 16th September 2010The almighty Swans are back with a new album! Their last studio album was in 1996 and in 1997 they quietly disbanded. Since then it'd all been quiet on the old Swans front. Mr. Gira has been busy with a bunch of solo releases, 5 Angels Of Lig…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 26th October 2012A fresh selection of dilapidated sloth-techno and decaying witching-hour electronica from this new master of home-brewed analogue doom. His wonderful eerie sounds come replete with an austere yet comfortingly nostalgic outlook that no-one un…view full details.
9/10 according to our Clinton on 19th October 2012Despite the sleeve depicting him as some kind of buffoonishly made up grandson of one of the New York Dolls, I fell very quickly in love with …view full details.
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 21st August 2013I just listened to the execrable new album from Money, or at least as much of it as the office could bear before Phil insisted I switch it off some way into track four. My despair has been eased somewhat by …view full details.
9/10 according to our Li'l Biz on 31st March 2011Bill Callahan very rarely disappoints and 'Apocalypse' is not likely to dissuade me from the belief that he's one of America's finest singer/songwriters. You'll be pleased and not particularly surprised to hear that this is another solid collectio…view full details.
10/10 according to our Mike on 5th April 2013We have a dilemma here at Norman Towers this week - do we award our coveted Album of the Week trophy to The Knife’s ambitious and sprawling new 3LP masterpiece or this latest offering from Califo…view full details.
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 26th June 2013The promo for this album turned up a few years ago and has been on fairly regular rotation here at Norman Towers ever since, with former Einsturzende Neubauten/Bad Seeds…view full details.
10/10 according to our Mike on 1st May 2012Yeaaaaah boiii!! I'm a fan of this FRKWYS series that RVNG have been do…view full details.
10/10 according to our Mike on 19th December 2012Here at Norman Towers we’re tireless exponents of Ela Orleans’s dreamy haunty weirdpop so I think it’s fair to say I’m pretty excit…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 23rd November 2011I really really love OPN but I tried and tried with his last album 'Returnal' and found hardly anything on there that affected me in the same way his astonishing career overview 'Rifts' di…view full details.
10/10 according to our Brian on 20th September 2013I don't really know whether Henry Miller was an influence insofar as their elegantly alluring moniker goes but this increasingly renowned LA-based artist Camella Lobo somehow produces incredibly erotic and sensual music from the most spa…view full details.
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 13th December 2012Well, as far as I gather this is a mixtape re-issue and Dean Blunt aka one half of post-dub weirdos Hype …view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 17th April 2013Uncle Acid's previous album ‘Blood Lust’ triggered a flipper frenzy, with some copies of the first pressing going for frankly insulting prices on Discogs and eBay as collectors scrambled over one another to get a piece of the…view full details.