Norman Records

Reasons to shop with us » 0113 245 4399

Latest recommendations

Number of results:
10, 25, 50, View all 85 item(s)

Sort by:
Date, Rating, Artist, Title, Price (high), Price (low)

Display as:
Details & artwork, Plain list (all items)

The Union
Hallock Hill

2 people love me. Be the 3rd...

8/10 according to our Mike on 28th July 2014

Here's Mike's review for the Union/ Hem Of Evening double set!   This is a lovely little package. It’s a gatefold 2LP with a sleek little book of pictures and poems and four sides of gently twisting guitar meditations from Tom “Hallock Hill” Lecky, which glide from…view full details.

  • Available on:
    CD £9.69

Twisted Souvenirs
Hayvanlar Alemi

9 people love me. Be the 10th...

10/10 according to our Mike on 25th July 2014

I haven't come across Hayvanlar Alemi before but Turkey's premier instro-psych rockers have already got an LP out on Sublime Frequencies that our Phil liked a lot so I'm interested. I'm spinning their new platter 'Twisted Souvenirs' right now and it's proper down and dirty instrumental rock with a nice mixture of Melvinsy noise …view full details.

  • Available on:
    Vinyl LP £18.79

Arashi
Akira Sakata / Johan Berthling / Paal Nilssen-Love

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

8/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 25th July 2014

Legendary free jazzer Akira Sakata teams up with regular Gustafsson-collaborators Johan Berthling and Paal Nilssen-Love as his incendiary rhythm section on this fierce display of honk'n'putter virtuosity from three trusted names. With Nilssen-Love at the sticks you know things are going to get clattery, an…view full details.

  • Available on:
    Vinyl LP £16.49

$ixxx Harmonie$ Version
Killing Sound

4 people love me. Be the 5th...

8/10 according to our Brian on 25th July 2014

Enigmatic Bristol bods Killing Sound have pinched the name of Kevin Martin's early vehicle for his Bug releases and like that noisy bearded sound system disturber they specialise in a dark, brooding bass music aesthetic. This single-sider is an atmospheric and rhythmic slice of portentous dubbed-out modern post-grime with dark ambient stylings.…view full details.

  • Available on:
    Vinyl 12" £7.89

Brainded warrior / So Stoned
Zig Zags

6 people love me. Be the 7th...

9/10 according to our Mike on 25th July 2014

Oof! I think the Zig Zags are ruddy great, me. Right from that first 7" their obnoxious stoner-fuzz garage has been hitting all the right buttons for me. Here's a 7" of one of the highlights from their debut LP (awarded a rare 10/10 by yours truly just the other day). 'Brainded Warrior' is a snarling mixture of hair metal indulgence, dirty stone…view full details.

  • Available on:
    Vinyl 7" £5.99

Spent The Afternoon
Full Ugly

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

8/10 according to our Mike on 25th July 2014

Here's an LP from the questionably-monikered Full Ugly, the brainchild of Melbourne singer-songwriter Nathan Burgess, who was previously linked to Michael "Scott & Charlene's Wedding" Caterer before he upped sticks and moved to the Big Apple.It should come as no surprise that 'Spent The Afternoon' is a collection of laid back, personab…view full details.

  • Available on:
    Vinyl LP £17.39

Oscillations
Cosines

5 people love me. Be the 6th...

8/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 25th July 2014

Here's the first full-length from Alice Hubley's latest outfit Cosines, offering us an appealing take on twee-pop from a strangely krautrock-ish angle, with the rhythms and synth lines often lending a Kraftwerk/Stereolab feel to their catchy, personable pop songs in amongst some mor…view full details.

  • Available on:
    CD £10.79, Vinyl LP £12.69

Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1: Nommos / Visiting
Craig Leon

10 people love me. Be the 11th...

9/10 according to our Brian on 25th July 2014

There's been quite a bit of controversy around this definitive re-issue of Floridian producer Craig Leon's two ambient-primitive "synthesizer folk" masterpieces. Known primarily as a mastermind behind some seminal NY punk/new-wave albums in the 70s, his penchant for creating hypnotic, simple and effective new-age electro and warm cosmic grooves …view full details.

  • Available on:
    Vinyl Double LP £22.89

No Time
The Soft Walls

10 people love me. Be the 11th...

8/10 according to our Brian on 25th July 2014

The first album by Dan Reeves' Soft Walls was an instant office fave; I don't recall hearing it due to the paucity of copies actually available. Both formats sold out in two seconds flat. I've been given the task of throwing a few words about his newie on the increasingly popular Trouble in Mind, a label concerned with only the best in lo-fi psy…view full details.

  • Available on:
    CD £11.19, Vinyl LP £15.89

My Skeleton
Claude Speeed

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 25th July 2014

Promising post-it on this one - "Interesting pulsy Glass-y instrumentals from what I hear" says someone else in the office, although I'm listening to it now and it's wildly varied, from cosmic electronics to windswept '80s movie synths, patient droning to warm repetitive beatmaking to soulful cosmic drift. As an added point of interest, mos…view full details.

  • Available on:
    CD £9.89

Furia
The Fates

5 people love me. Be the 6th...

9/10 according to our Brian on 25th July 2014

One of the most obscure, rare and coveted records from the Manchester post-punk scene is actually a sweetly shambling DIY "pagan folk" album from Blue Orchids & Fall keyboardist Una Baines and a load of her (mostly female) cohorts. Numerous other B-Orchids/Mancs luminaries are inv…view full details.

  • Available on:
    CD £9.89, Vinyl LP £15.39

Lese Majesty
Shabazz Palaces

4 people love me. Be the 5th...

9/10 according to our Brian on 25th July 2014

If there was something that I never expected Sub-Pop to start trading in, that thing was hip-hop. Now with them brandishing the second SB album, shaking it in my gormless face and the impressive Clipping. CD jammed in my back pocket, I'm now skipping down the road like a lunatic singing a stupid song about the dawn…view full details.

  • Available on:
    Vinyl Double LP £16.49, CD £10.09

Foxfur & Rarebits
The Iditarod

4 people love me. Be the 5th...

8/10 according to our Jim on 25th July 2014

This is a new collection of material by psychedelic folk group The Iditarod that was originally spread out over short run cdrs, 7"s and various compilations between 2000-2003. Now often viewed with the benefit of hindsight as a precursor of the so-called ‘Freak Folk’ movement, they developed quite an idiosyncratic version of folk mus…view full details.

  • Available on:
    Vinyl LP £12.69

Hammer '86
The SM Corporation

7 people love me. Be the 8th...

9/10 according to our Brian on 25th July 2014

Every week there's one remarkable twelve inch unearthed from somebody's archives, be it some obscure italo treat or an old techno/house blinder rescued from collector scum obscurity. This amazing piece of wax went straight in my bag I tell you. To say this is the first time it's actually seen the light of day is bordering on the criminal. …view full details.

  • Available on:
    Vinyl 12" £5.79

Tar & Feathers
Trzaska Mazur Pand

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

8/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 25th July 2014

From one skronk to another, I've just written about the Sharrock/Brotzmann set that's been unearthed by Trost and now I'm moving back to the present day (ish) with this CD which records the first meeting of three Hungarian musicians - on sax and clarinet Nikolaj Trzaska, on acoustic bass Rafal Mazur and on drums Balasz Pandi.…view full details.

  • Available on:
    CD £10.09

Fuse Editions 001
BJ Nilsen

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

8/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 25th July 2014

I've found a couple of colour-coded Fuse Editions cassettes up my tape-hole this week and this first one (Fuse Edition 001, no less) features two live performances by veteran sound artist BJ Nilsen - one practically on my doorstep in Bradford, the other all the way out in Marrakech. It turns out that whichever continent he's on, Nilsen p…view full details.

  • Available on:
    Cassette tape £8.39

Dog Day Morning
Ross Downes

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

8/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 25th July 2014

We've got some ambient business in from Trestle Records this week. You may be thinking, "Aren't we supposed to be boycotting Trestle?", but don't worry, that's Nestlé. These guys are fine. The one I'm listening to right now is Ross Downes' 'Dog Day Morning', a twisty collection of electro acoustic instrumentals which owe as much…view full details.

  • Available on:
    CD £9.99

Second
Tout

5 people love me. Be the 6th...

9/10 according to our Ian on 25th July 2014

After receiving a fantastic sampler from relatively new London label Trestle Records I’ve been champing at the bit to say a few words about one of these new releases, I’m thrilled to bits to get my hands on this second full length from Tout cuz it’s right up my street. The label itself is aimed specifically at experimental inst…view full details.

  • Available on:
    Vinyl LP £12.99

Lampenfieber
Matthew Swinnerton

4 people love me. Be the 5th...

8/10 according to our Clinton on 25th July 2014

Loads of new titles on ace London label Trestle this week and we’re all chipping in to ensure you hear about them. This album of krauty guitar instrumentals is the brightest and most upbeat of what I’ve heard so far. Following an an opening ambient piece, the album bursts into life with a severely lovely meditative guitar exp…view full details.

  • Available on:
    CD £9.99

Hassan Falls To His Death
James Johnston

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

8/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 25th July 2014

I love the macabre matter-of-factness of this album title, 'Hassan Falls To His Death'...it's got an almost Gabriel Garcia Marquez-ish quality to it, doesn't it? Here's three of three from my Trestle table for the day, and it's only bloody James Johnston from Gallon Drunk (not to mention stints with the …view full details.

  • Available on:
    CD £9.99

First
Tout

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

8/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 25th July 2014

Here's the second of three Trestle Recs offerings I have to write about, the first of two albums by Tout. I'm not sure if that's from the French for "all" or the nasty scalper types who stand outside sold-out gigs trying to sell you tickets for inflated prices. I hope it's the former because those twats piss me off. Anyway, what I gather…view full details.

  • Available on:
    CD £9.99

The Moon & Antarctica
Modest Mouse

5 people love me. Be the 6th...

9/10 according to our Mike on 24th July 2014

I'm enjoying a nice nostalgic start to a long day's reviewing with this newly-reissued Modest Mouse gem. Their third album proper, this was the one where they really started polishing their rough and visceral countrified indie rock into the more refined and measured alt-pop that's earned them the household name status they enjoy today...I kind o…view full details.

  • Available on:
    Vinyl Double LP £21.89

Sikknastafari Slash Crasstafari
Sewn Leather

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

8/10 according to our Mike on 24th July 2014

"Minimal proto noise" says the post-it note stuck to the front of this new Sewn Leather LP. I've not come across this chappy before but I'm enjoying this LP. He plays nasty power-electronics full of harsh distorto-loops, unsettling drones and cold Suicide-esque minimal beats. Sometimes there's harshly proces…view full details.

  • Available on:
    Vinyl LP £18.89

Water Near a Bridge
Krakatau

10 people love me. Be the 11th...

8/10 according to our Mike on 24th July 2014

The on-form Trouble In Mind drop this tasty morsel of Antipodean psych-prog from Krakatau this week. This threesome employ drums, bass and organ in their pursuit of cosmic new-age meditations and surprising jam rock diversions. When they do head into the more ambient cosmic side of things like on 'John Stoat' it's deeply hypnotic, all la…view full details.

  • Available on:
    Vinyl LP £15.69

Unlikely Mothers
Big Blood

6 people love me. Be the 7th...

8/10 according to our Mike on 24th July 2014

Fresh from appearing on Swans' 2012 epic The Seer, Caleb Mulkerin and Colleen Kinsella are back with a new double LP adventure from their prolific Big Blood outfit, who've put out more handmade CDRs than you've had hot dinners. They've recruited a drummer this time round, and apparently Colleen was listening to a lot …view full details.

  • Available on:
    Vinyl Double LP £23.49


Sorting options

Number of results:
10, 25, 50, View all 85 item(s)

Sort by:
Date, Rating, Artist, Title, Price (high), Price (low)

Display as:
Details & artwork, Plain list (all items)