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Battles Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records

La Di Da Di

I didn’t listen to Battles for so long that by the time I finally came to them on this here review pile, they’d combusted into a prog rock band. I’m told by our reverent weird rock fans that this band have faced their fair share of logistical headaches through the years, with Tyondai “Pplwontbeppl” Braxton’s d...view item »

Dross Glop 3

The Battles remix project continues with installment III featuring Silent Servant, Kangding Ray and Qluster. If I'm honest I could do without an ongoing Battles remix EP project. Not been overly fussed with the other EP's but this bodes a little better with the inclusion of Qluster. Silen...view item »

Dross Glop 2

I'm getting a little jaded by the 12” remix project. There seems to be tonnes of them about at the moment and they don't really add anything to the albums they purportedly are promoting. Here, Battles are reworked in by various luminaries. Firstly The Alchemist does a dark take on '...view item »

Gloss Drop

AKA The Difficult Second Album. It's a potential banana skin for most, if not all bands playing music on this blue planet that we call eerrmmm... earth. It can't be avoided as it's the next number after one. Battles have also shorn a member, Tyondai ...view item »


Battles. Warp's latest supergroup signing release EP C/B EP on double CD.  Philip says this sounds like 70's prog rock and I think he's right. Don't let that put you off though as there are some rewarding moments on here. Its not particularly challenging music to listen to and yet the arrangements sound extremely complex.&nbs...view item »


Battles: "Mirrored" debut long player for Warp is finally out. A fine live proposition, recorded, their sound is only slightly more contained. The dynamic is a play-off between the pulverising polyrhythmic percussion and the melodic interplay of the munchkin vocals, keyboards, guitars & effects. At times seeming to contain elements an...view item »

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