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New in: Friday 1st August 2014

Planet of Man
Code III

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9/10 according to our Brian on 1st August 2014

The back story behind this is quite interesting. Formed as a vehicle to experiment with their new "dummy head" binaural recording system by the brothers Schunke, This strange and spooky audio emission from the newly formed (and Klaus Schulze-assisted) Delta Acustic studios is one for all lovers of true cosmic weirdness. How could a German record…view full details.

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    Vinyl LP £23.09

Elektron Kukeso
Hans Edler

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9/10 according to our Mike on 1st August 2014

When I think of the electronic avant garde from the late '60s and early '70s I tend to think of dry, studious and methodical sound experiments and impenetrable tuneless noise games. However this freshly reissued LP by Hans Edler turns that on its head by mixing that hard-nosed experimentalism with a naive and charming tunefulness. I really like …view full details.

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    Vinyl LP £23.09

Demo
Deers

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9/10 according to our Mike on 1st August 2014

Madrid duo Deers burst onto the scene this week with this 'Demo' 7", featuring two impeccably crafted garage pop gems. On side A there's 'Bamboo', a jangly and slightly twee number with really natural and relaxed interplay between the two vocalists driven along by shuffling drums and strummy guitar. It's really laid back and summery, slightly …view full details.

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    Vinyl 7" £5.59

Ishi
M. Geddes Gengras

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8/10 according to our Mike on 1st August 2014

M Geddes Gengras of Robedoor and Sun Araw, M Geddes Gengras & The Congos fame is back with some more of his meditative solo synth bliss-outs on Stones Throw/Leaving this week, with a digi-exclusive bonus track on the download that's roughly the length of the entire vinyl LP. …view full details.

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    Vinyl LP £16.59

Music From The Mountain Provinces
Various

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9/10 according to our Brian on 31st July 2014

This is a brief one. I'm too stupid and poorly-travelled to be an authority on Philippine mountain music played by tiny culturally isolated tribes but this is the record for me this week. You want this LP If you care about people who, like David Stiffler, in their tireless search for such rare indigenous music, had their journals and recording e…view full details.

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    Vinyl LP £15.89

The Lost Tapes
Vic Pitts & The Cheaters

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9/10 according to our Mike on 1st August 2014

Vic Pitts & the Cheaters were Milwaukee's leading R&B act in the tail end of the '60s, even getting their own TV show between '69 and '72 where they performed musical numbers, skits and interviews in order to encourage kids to stay in school. In 1969 they recorded an album which never saw the light of day, which is unearthed this week by…view full details.

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    Vinyl LP £14.99, CD £13.69

Split Single No. 4
Alan Vega / The Vacant Lots

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8/10 according to our Mike on 1st August 2014

Fuzz Club have another of their upstart-meets-legend split singles out this week, this time pairing psych-rockers The Vacant Lots with synth-punk legend Alan Vega of Suicide notoriety. On the Vacant Lots side is 'Mad Mary Jones' (Alternative Mix),…view full details.

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    Vinyl 10" £10.29

Dead Eyes Opened
Severed Heads

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10/10 according to our Brian on 1st August 2014

As I said last week with the SM Corps 12", somebody out there is preparing the re-release of some cult obscurity or super-rare lost classic every day. Considering how old this tune is it still completely tears your face off in absolutely every way. Essentially an absolutely gorgeous and euphoric Balearic electro/di…view full details.

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    Vinyl 12" £12.69

Cassette On Vinyl
Jonwayne

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8/10 according to our Clinton on 1st August 2014

New on Stones Throw, one of the few labels that I’d get out of bed for in the morning. This is a collection of some of the best bits from Jonwayne’s cassette releases now on vinyl. Check the title  - its easy when you know how. Its nice to know that out of the 4 records I’ve selected for myself there is one I genui…view full details.

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    Vinyl LP £18.99

Sea When Absent
A Sunny Day In Glasgow

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8/10 according to our Mike on 31st July 2014

Here's album number four from A Sunny Day In Glasgow. This is a geographically scattered troupe led by Ben Daniels, who somewhat confusingly resides in the always-sunny streets of Philadelphia. Owing to the distance between members none of these songs were actually recorded with all the band members in the same room. In 'Sea When Absent'…view full details.

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    Vinyl LP £15.29, CD £9.89

Four Infernal Rivers
Tom Carter and Pat Murano

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10/10 according to our Mike on 1st August 2014

The super-duo of Tom Carter (Charalambides) and the intimidatingly prolific Pat Murano (No Neck Blues Band, Decimus, etc) joins forces once again this week, and this time one LP just isn't enough to contain their woozy nightmarescapes…view full details.

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    Vinyl LP £20.59

Crow / Horn
18+

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8/10 according to our Mike on 1st August 2014

This single here's by mysterious next-big-things 18+, and it's a cool bit of woozy minimal trap-hop business. On side A you've got 'Crow', which slinks along delicately with a coolly seductive beat constructed from bass pulses, fingersnaps and samples of the eponymous crow propelling an echoing synth loop and eerily mumbled singing from a girl a…view full details.

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    Vinyl 7" £5.89

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sing / Drive
Marissa Nadler / Father John Misty

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9/10 according to our Mike on 1st August 2014

Here's a rather anonymous-looking 7" with Marissa Nadler and Father John Misty covering each other's songs. There's no text on the sleeve or the disc so good luck remembering what it is when you find it in a pile of records next year. On side A we've got Nadler …view full details.

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    Vinyl 7" £8.89

Television Man
Naomi Punk

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8/10 according to our Brian on 31st July 2014

Is that name cool? I can't decide. Remember the late 90s when all the band names were a bit shit? Radiohead started it all with their triple-wank moniker. Well, whatever, like, the music here is quite fine. Minor quibble over. Not sure quite who they sound like but it's stripped-back guitar and drums gar…view full details.

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    CD £10.09, Vinyl LP £14.99

Other Voices 01
Brooks and O'Hagan

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8/10 according to our Brian on 31st July 2014

This single is a gem. I enjoyed many instalments in the last series of collectible GB sevens but on none of them did the two idiosyncratic aural worlds of any of the collaborators gel in such a perfectly balanced fashion than on this two-faced dinky treat. This really is Advisory Circle meets …view full details.

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    Vinyl 7" £6.29

Invention of Love
A Model Kit

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8/10 according to our Mike on 1st August 2014

This is really nice. I'm making a very gentle start today in the company of A Model Kit, aka Russia's Maxim Popov. He's got this ridiculously limited CD out this week in the world's glossiest digipak. I can see my face in it! There's a little booklet of mysterious art printed on thick textured card too. "May remind you of …view full details.

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    CD £9.89

Murderers' Home
Various

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Ltd tape on Death Is Not The End. Edition of 100 copies. Recordings from the Mississippi State Penitentiary in 1947 compiled by Alan Lomax. Compiled by Alan Lomax, 'Murderers Home' is collected here for a second cassette re-issue. Its a collection of work songs and field hollers performed by inmates of the Mississippi State Penitentiary (also known as Parchman Farm) in 1947. It was originally released in 1957 on the UK's Pye Nixa label, b…view full details.

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    Cassette tape £7.09

Monster Skies
Various

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8/10 according to our Brian on 31st July 2014

This is a labour-of-love collaboration between the ever-canny Finders Keepers and Australian off-beat stable Dual Planet. Essentially a cosmic weirdo's dream compilation with thoroughly excellent Andy Votel sleeve art, this is very much how I'd expect a DJ set by ex-members of defunct analogue nut-cases…view full details.

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    Vinyl LP £19.99

Lucier: Memory Space
Gareth Davis & Machinefabriek

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7/10 according to our Brian on 31st July 2014

This album isn't that much of an easy listen, I won't try and convince you otherwise. Along with improv legends such as Berlin's Zeitkratzer, here Gareth Davis and Rutger Zuydervelt are keen to celebrate Sonic Arts Union legend Alvin Lucier's pioneering sonic achievements. Basically this is a minimal a…view full details.

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    Vinyl LP £15.29

POS
Pyramids of Space

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8/10 according to our Brian on 1st August 2014

Of the 90 minutes and 22 tracks on this cassette I have heard less than four minutes of it on Soundcloud. Was I naively led to believe there were wee clips for all the tracks available digitally? Maybe so. Alas this is not to be. So basically we have one very enigmatic transmission here that I have to briefly unravel the mysteries of through the…view full details.

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    Cassette tape £6.99

Moving Along
Batsumi

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9/10 according to our Mike on 1st August 2014

Here's another Batsumi reissue from Matsuli, this time their second (and final) album 'Moving Along', continuing their enduring forays into refreshing spiritual jazz and energetic Afro-funk full of subtle polyrhythms (as with the first album there's a mixture of hand drums and drumkit as favoured by modern-day hype masters …view full details.

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    Vinyl LP £18.19

Fifths EP
The Death Of Pop

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8/10 according to our Mike on 1st August 2014

Here's an interesting single. You get a download of five songs, a flexi featuring one of those songs, and a 24-page zine with photos of the band, lyrics and chord patterns and thoughts about all the songs. I'm not going to use your download code so I'm just listening to the song on the flexi, 'Mirage'. It's nice stuff, laid back baggy-ga…view full details.

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    Vinyl 7" £7.59

Running My Habits Clean
Padang Food Tigers

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8/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 1st August 2014

Here's a lovely tape from Padang Food Tigers that was originally part of an 11-tape collection on Bathetic but now gets a solo release. This lot have an airy and sometimes disjointed Americana-ambient approach featuring field recordings, fret squeaks and gentle twangs and plinks that fall in and out of shape in a mysterious but measured way.…view full details.

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    Cassette tape £4.99

Solar System
World Domination

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8/10 according to our Mike on 1st August 2014

Anthony Pasquarosa of Aerosols, SQRM and Frozen Corn goes it alone here as World Domination, with an album which to this reviewer's ears and eyes seems to be inspired by the unhinged noise punk and line drawings of Rudim…view full details.

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    Vinyl LP £14.89

Machine City EP
Circle Traps

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7/10 according to our Brian on 1st August 2014

Not heard much on Lex of late. I assumed it had become defunct but apparently, I'm pleased to report not. These guys are from London like everyone is these days. That bloody London. They produce a form of glistening, propulsive urban bass music with strong techno or house elements depending on the particular tune; music that has parallels with b…view full details.

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    Vinyl 12" £6.79


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