All our recommendations from the past two weeks are below. Get stuck in, these are some classy tunes.
10/10 according to our Ant on 29th November 2013Necessary vinyl reissues of this pair of classic LP’s from the legendary British institute that is the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. These LP’s have been unavailable individuall…view full details.
10/10 according to our Ant on 29th November 2013Necessary vinyl reissues of this pair of classic LP’s from the legendary British institute that is the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. These LP’s have been unavailable individually on …view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 29th November 2013After all of this slickly 80s fare that's about it's good to hear some real music, by real men, with real beards, drinking real beer by a real fire. Wolf People are a kind of progressive folk act that remind me of…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 29th November 2013Well this has been pouring out this week. Premiere release on Newcastle (way-aye) label The Old Noise, this one has two sides of very different takes on swirling space jams. Glasgow’s …view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 29th November 2013At what point does one become a ripper? Not that I’m considering it as a career choice of course. I’m just wondering what extra stuff you have to do to get the accolade. In the latest of Death Walt…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 29th November 2013Cataclyst is a small label concerned mainly with cutting-edge electronics and sound-art. It's run by a really nice guy we know who quietly devotes most of his life to the dogged pursuit of music that moves and inspi…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 29th November 2013I was moaning to Mike the other morning as to why there appeared to be no DVD issue of this and he snappily retorted, "Maybe they didn't film it?". I just assume they film everything these days but maybe that's just all the twats with their mobile…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 29th November 2013Many days of late I have ranted under my breath about the unceasing proliferation of re-issued "classic" soundtracks and beg the existential question to myself much of the time: "Is there any real need for all this vinyl fetishism? Just watch the …view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 28th November 2013Remarkable collection of songs from a lady who wandered the streets of San Francisco in the late 70s doing oddball covers and spreading peace and love. The theft of her accordion led her to replace it with a then state-…view full details.
8/10 according to our Ant on 28th November 2013Proper nutty action from this UK weirdo tag team following their wicked ‘IZOD Days’ LP and a 12” both of which also appeared on Mordant Music. For the numbskulls out there, this is of course …view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 29th November 2013One of our Clinton's few contemporary 60s-inspired squeezes are the amazing Triptides. I'm gonna keep this review fairly short as he's already enthused about them to the point where you should just buy their records…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 29th November 2013It's all top stuff I've had to review from home this week, and this baby I've listened to quite a few times. It's a great collection of Daniel Johnston remakes from two renowned Celtic maestros. There's some r…view full details.
7/10 according to our Clinton on 28th November 2013You don’t usually associate dinosaurs with textural ambience. I imagine the sound of them clumping across the countryside would be something a little more like some neanderthal hard driven rock (Keane, and that kind of thing) than this subtl…view full details.
9/10 according to our Li'l Biz on 27th November 2013As discussed in previous reviews of Inga Copeland related material, I could happily listen to her sing all day. She could be singing in the chorus of a local amateur dramatics society performance of The Pirates …view full details.
10/10 according to our Brian on 28th November 2013Right. I was doing SOOOO well until I reached this. Immediately I loved it, the sleeve, the music...EVERYTHING. Now I have to BUY another record when I’VE TOO MANY ALREADY! I hate this job, it will be the death of me. …view full details.
8/10 according to our Ant on 29th November 2013Well just clock the effort that has gone into packaging this release. It really doesn’t get much better “A limited edition run of 300 copies designed by Daniel Crossley; 4 track 10” vinyl on reverse board heavy card with printed …view full details.
6/10 according to our Clinton on 29th November 2013"It's an embarrassment, a travesty". For once not my words but the words of this month's Crack magazine, who awarded this album 3 out of their regulation 20. Their main bugbear ap…view full details.
8/10 according to our Phil on 28th November 2013Mmm... no noise. This ambient CD is very quiet. I’ll go and check if it’s playing. No it isn’t. Oops. Ok I can hear things now! Rion is Ryo Nakata (aka Ryonkt and the chap who runs the …view full details.
8/10 according to our Brian on 28th November 2013I’m not sure I even heard that last Function album. I can barely keep up with the speed my housemate gets through bottles of squash, never mind staying abreast of the current techno scene. Everyone's …view full details.
9/10 according to our Phil on 27th November 2013OK here’s a soundtrack to a bizarre sounding project by Intel and Toshiba. ‘The Beauty Inside’ is a social film in 6 episodes where everyone in the audience has a chance to play the lead role. It sounds well whacked out…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 28th November 2013Ltd to just 250 for the entire universe, this is a really nice EP of heartwarming old school bloopy electronica. Or, I thought it was - then played the other side which is quite different. So one side is slow-mo textural electronica,…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 28th November 2013Although I’ve not been quite as blown away by Kim Deal’s recent 7” series than some around here these are still a special collection of songs and, of course, highly collectable. This is the third in th…view full details.
5/10 according to our Brian on 28th November 2013Ooooh Geoff Barrow and Clint Mansell are fans so they MUST be good? The Fauns are a 6-piece, female-fronted band from Bristol who do that whole modern stadium shoegaze thing very, very we…view full details.
9/10 according to our Li'l Biz on 20th November 2013This has been available for a while but we had a mix-up with the distributor so they only just arrived today. With that in mind I’ll keep this short. Spencer Clark (Skaters, …view full details.
9/10 according to our Ian on 20th November 2013A supergroup featuring the talents of Chris Brokaw (Come, Codeine), the mighty Bob Weston (Shellac, Mission Of Burm…view full details.