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Back in: Tuesday 7th April 2020

Deap Lips
Deap Lips

Deap Lips is a collaboration between Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips and Deap Vally, the L.A. rock duo made up of Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards. Judging by the two tracks that have been released so far this eponymous LP has a sound that meets somewhere between not what you would imagine and exactly what you would imagine.
  • Vinyl LP (COOKLP756XX)
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The Orb
Abolition of the Royal Familia

It may seem like an age since The Orb released a new album but it’s only been two years, which over their career is par for the course. It must be my ailing memory! Abolition of the Royal Familia features a bunch of high profile guests including Youth, Steve Hillage, Roger Eno and Jah Wobble. The veteran electronic duo will be out on tour supporting the album too, so look out for dates.
  • Vinyl Double LP (COOKLP757XX)
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The Growlers
Not. Psych!

You may think the Growlers would play grungy psych rock and garage but as the title suggests, the band are a much sunnier proposition. Their sound is more in tune with surf and beach pop taking influence from the twangy likes of the Ventures to produce sunny day pop songs high on melodicism and low on dirt. They've squeezed seven tracks onto this EP which mysteriously comes out on post-classical imprint 130701.   
  • Vinyl LP (12FAT090)
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Tamikrest
Tamotaït

Tamikrest are a blues / rock / world music band from Algeria. They are made up from the Sahara-dwelling Tuareg people. On Tamotait, their music gets louder as well as incorporating influences from further afield. Moroccan singer Hindi Zahra makes an appearance along with a group of traditional Japanese musicians. 
  • Vinyl LP (GBLP091)
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The Mystery Kindaichi Band
The Adventures Of Kindaichi Kosuke

Here we have some much coveted Japanese disco funk in the form of The Adventures Of Kindaichi Kosuke by The Mystery Kindaichi Band. It’s an imaginary soundtrack from 1977 which features the best Tokyo Funk and City Pop musicians Japan has to offer: pianist Hideo Ichikawa, drummer Jun Moriya, percussionist Tadaomi Anai, Eri Ohno on vocals, Takeru Muraoka on sax, trumpeter Koji Hadori and Koji Yamaguchi on French horn.
  • Vinyl LP (WWSLP31)
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Horse Lords
The Common Task

Baltimore quartet Horse Lords have been seen as kind of wandering minstrels of experimental music. Taking in influences as disparate as Albert Ayler, the Ex and Glenn Branca they follow an idiosyncratic path marked by a strong political ideal. The Common Task is their fourth album and continues the studio experiments and hypnotic rhythms of 2016's acclaimed Interventions. 
  • Vinyl LP (LPNS124)
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Beach House
B-Sides and Rarities

Beach House present a comprehensive selection of their B-sides and rare tracks in one handy compilation, with recordings that stretch from 2005 to 2015. Treats include a surprising cover of Queen’s ‘Play The Game’ and a slowed down ‘Cough Syrup Remix’ of ‘10 Mile Stereo’, as well as tracks that have been newly mixed and mastered to suit this release. B-Sides and Rarities is out on Bella Union.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA647VX)
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Beach House
7

Beach House get to the stage in their career where they name the album after how many records they have released. So 7 is their 7th record and shows a bit of a creative rebirth for a band who never seem to stop. They had a more fluid way of working with this one which has taken them into new areas particularly as they were helped along the way by Pete Kember (Sonic Boom).  
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA777V)
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Infest The Rats' Nest

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are probably the most easily distracted band in the world. After having fun with microtones and boogie woogie on 'Infest The Rats' Nest' they've turned to the darkside for a bit of good old fashioned thrash metal. Fair play to them, they've done a decent job of evoking the golden years of the likes of Metallica and Slayer. I wait with baited breath for their first opera.
  • Vinyl LP (FLT-053LP)
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Sharon Van Etten
Are We There

The list of contributors on Sharon Van Etten’s 2014 LP 'Are We There’ reads as pretty much a 'who's who' of contemporaneous alt-rock talent. Torres, Brodericks Heather Woods and Peter, The War On Drugs’ Dave Hartley and Adam Granduciel and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiberg are but a few of those to pitch in here. Then there's Van Etten herself, an artist who had really recognised her own power on 'Are We There’s predecessor ‘Tramp’ and harnessed it once more here. No wonder that the resulting an album, a determined and often beautiful listen that shares space with Angel Olsen and Big Thief, is regarded as one of Van Etten’s best.
  • Vinyl LP (JAG255LP)
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Squarepusher
Be Up A Hello

Tom Jenkinson returns with a new Squarepusher album after a hiatus of over half a decade. 'Be Up A Hello' represents an abrupt about-face from the bleeding-edge technology used on his last outing 'Damogen Furies', revisiting the vintage analogue and digital equipment that Jenkinson used at the start of his career in the early Nineties. He even busts out his trusty olde Commodore VIC-20.
  • Vinyl LP (WARPLP309R)
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Thundercat
The Golden Age Of Apocalypse

As the old song goes, this is the dawning of the age of apocalypse - ‘The Golden Age Of Apocalypse’, no less. Tolling his bell of doom here is Adult Swim favourite and serial bass-botherer Thundercat. The modern jazz-fusion exercises of ‘The Golden Age Of Apocalypse’ may have spawned a hell of a lot of terrible college bands, but if anything that’s a testament to the quirky, witty genre-splicings within.
  • Vinyl LP (BF023)
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Peaches
The Teaches Of Peaches

Bit scared of Peaches I have to admit. The Teaches of Peaches was her 2001 second album which introduced the world proper to her sexy, sassy and rather foul mouthed persona. It's a lo-fi discotheque, genre/gender blurring treat which was one of the flagship releases of the electroclash movement. She's a filthy woman but this showcased her at her outrageous best.   
  • Vinyl LP (XLLP163)
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Burial
Kindred EP

I'm personally quite excited to see that Burial has issued all his recent 12" tracks onto a compilation CD. I can at least pretend it's the new album that has been missing since the brilliant Untrue. There's nothing like hearing the tracks spreadeagled on vinyl though and so you can still get Kindred's three tracks on super wax. It's full on haunted ambience and warped trance and sees the producer stretching his talents into exciting new areas.    
  • Vinyl 12" (HDB059)
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Young Fathers
Tape One / Tape Two

Essential re-issue of the early years of eventual Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers. 'Tape 1' and 'Tape 2' saw the band honing their near unclassifiable sound which blends hip-hop with influences from indie, jazz and soul. 'Tape 1' in particular is totally magnificent  - a call to arms that ensured that we were in the presence of something really special. 
  • Tape (BDCAS27778)
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Baxter Dury
Prince of Tears

His first release on Heavenly Recordings, Baxter Dury continues his lo-fi pop forays with Prince of Tears. Dury’s fifth album is brimming with his usual downbeat musings on relationships and excess but this time includes an orchestral score which melds with Dury’s usual synth instrumentation to create a sublime album brimming with hints of Serge Gainsbourg but with a very English charm.  
  • Vinyl LP (PIASL101LP)
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FACS
Negative Houses

Formed from the ashes of Disappears, Chicago group FACS come through with their debut LP for Trouble In Mind Records (Ultimate Painting, Negative Scanner). The trio create an almighty racket on Negative Houses. Sky-scraping reverbs recall golden-era My Bloody Valentine, but the lumbering post-punk grooves and screes of guitar invoke This Heat and PiL.
  • Vinyl LP (TIM130LPC1)
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Angel Olsen
All Mirrors

On her fourth album, All Mirrors, Angel Olsen shows us her darkest side. Its introspective nature was an important step for Olsen. Through its brooding tones and lyrics she tells us about learning to trust yourself and move on, find peace in your own company. Valuable lessons, perhaps. On Jagjaguwar.
  • Vinyl Double LP (JAG344LP-C1)
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Tyler, The Creator
Igor

Despite only just being released, Igor has already been pretty much universally recognised as one of the best records of Tyler, The Creator’s career. And who could deny this thing? The latest LP from the OFWGKTA badboy-turned-goodboy is as gorgeous as they come, a heady brew of neo-soul, The Neptunes-esque beats, hypnagogic pop and outsider art. More of this please.
  • Vinyl LP (19075965221)
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Peel Dream Magazine
Up and Up

It's a strange name for a band isn't it Peel Dream Magazine. John Peel maybe? The stuff they make possibly would have fitted neatly onto a John Peel playlist back in the day comprising of economical indie rock that recalls Unrest, Stereolab and Yo la Tengo. What we are talking is repetitive kraut-pop with a rather high brow Brechtian concept behind it. This five track EP follows up their well regarded debut Modern Meta Physic.  
  • Vinyl 12" (TLV125)
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Leonard Cohen
Songs of Love and Hate

Songs of Love and Hate was the third studio album by Leonard Cohen. It was originally released in 1971. It was produced by Bob Johnston who also worked with Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. Tracks include Avalanche, which has been covered by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, the widely covered Famous Blue Raincoat and the single Joan of Arc.
  • Vinyl LP (88875195511)
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Low
Double Negative

Two years on from the excellent Ones and Sixes Low have headed back down Highway 53 to Eau Claire to resume work with producer B.J. Burton (Bon Iver, James Blake) on an album which is said to be an unflinching eleven track quest to be loud, abrasive and commanding. A Low record that fights against itself....shades of 'Drums & Guns' perhaps? Once again Low move with the times. Truly always different, always the same. 
  • Vinyl LP (SP1250)
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Daughters
You Won't Get What You Want

The first Daughters LP for Ipecac Records (Mike Patton, Faith No More) finds the grindcore-turned-noise-punk band in good nick. You Won’t Get What You Want is a ten-song set that, while heavy as ever, sees Daughters expand their palette to good effect. ‘Satan In The Wait’, for instance, is a seven-minute vaudeville punk number that is both ghoulish and caustic. More straightforward rockers like ‘The Reason They Hate Me’ have something of the Pissed Jeans about them.
  • Vinyl Double LP (IPC205LP)
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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Bandana

Been a long wait for this one. Anyone who’s had even a passing interest in hip-hop throughout the 2010’s knows that Pinata, the 2014 collaboration between Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, is one of the strongest rap full-lengths of the decade. The pair repeat the trick on Bandana, an LP five years in the making. Though the weight of anticipation must have been heavy for this one Gibbs and 'lib are as steely-eyed as ever - Gibbs spits iron-wool bars over Madlib’s beat odysseys. Masterpiece, obviously. Pusha T, Killer Mike and Yasiin Bey are among the guests.
  • Vinyl LP (19075934921)
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  • RCA

Low
Ones and Sixes

A bloke called Alan who’s a member of Low says of One and Sixes; “I'm not going to tell you what this record is about because I have too much respect for that moment when you come to know it for yourself”. He goes on to talk about “the moment” and all that. All I know is that they continue with their slow sleuthing indie rock, which also has hints of traditional folk. They're singing well known tunes and just giving you a generally good time. Don't let up on the harmonies, y'all. Available on 2LP or CD.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (SP1144)
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  • Artist(s):
  • Low

The xx
xx

Shh! Quiet! We don’t want to rouse the neighbours now do we, my little xx’s. I said shh! God, with all the racket you’re making people might start to think that you’re not trying to create a nocturnal, vaguely soulful indie-rock LP that will have profound effects on the sound of alternative pop for years to come. Jamie, stop messing around with those steel drums! You'll awake the whole neighborhood with that racket...
  • Vinyl LP (YT031LP)
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Beach House
Teen Dream

Silky dream pop duo Beach House combine subliminal guitar melodies with flickering programmed drums into closely knotted pop songs that wrap up around the listener. Teen Dream is a high watermark of their career, a quietly massive record that feels at once widescreen and whispered.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BELLAV225)
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African Head Charge
Songs Of Praise

Songs of Praise, the 1990 classic by African Head Charge, gets a welcome reissue on double LP. The album sees the band backing reverent chants with African dub production and some exquisite musicianship,  complex hand percussion and searing lead guitars. Includes double sided poster. on Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ONULP50)
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Jon Hassell
Vernal Equinox

Originally released in 1977, Vernal Equinox was the first commercially available work by composer and trumpeter Jon Hassell, later a collaborator with the legendary Brian Eno. The two of them provide sleevenotes for this timely re-issue, now on vinyl for the first time in 42 years and which was named one of the best ambient records of all time by Pitchfork. 
  • Vinyl LP (NDEYA2LP)
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The Avalanches
Since I Left You

A masterpiece of sampling, Since I Left You challenged norms of authorship and genre in its determination to appreciate the creative potential of appropriation art. The Avalanches showed about as well as can be that a sample cut away from its origin can be made to do wonderful things in a new context. In other words: this is a charming, humorous and exquisitely-curated and composed piece of work.

Porridge Radio
Every Bad

Heavily tipped newcomers Porridge Radio announce their debut studio album Every Bad, following exposure from BBC 6 Music and Radio X among others. Formed around an initial solo project by now-lead singer Dana Margolin and her bedroom-composed tracks, their thoughtful, DIY indie approach has made them one of the most exciting new bands in Britain. 
  • Vinyl LP (SC393LP-C1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
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Interpol
Antics

Interpol made one of the albums of the century with their debut Turn on the Bright Lights so following it up must have been daunting for the New York four piece but Antics is no slouch either. Sticking pretty much to the same yardstick (which they've kept pretty much to on subsequent albums) it expands their sound into a more widescreen stadium hinting areas whilst retaining the brittle atmospheres and guitar interplay that marked out their debut.  
  • Vinyl LP (OLE6160)
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Back in: Monday 6th April 2020

Sufjan Stevens & Timo Andres
The Decalogue

It will be of no surprise to anyone who has heard his various albums that Sufjan Stevens would go on to score a ballet. His music has the dexterity and lightness of touch to successfully soundtrack such a thing and here is his debut effort made available to the public for the first time. It has been performed by pianist Timo Andres, a Brooklyn performer who has already collaborated with the likes of Kronos Quartet and Philip Glass.
  • Vinyl LP (AKR135LP-DLX)
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Slowdive
Souvlaki

A much needed reissue of Slowdive’s second album, Souvlaki from 1993. Hailed as their best album, it doesn’t take long to see why; the classics are on here and they’re ready to make your eyes glaze over, your shoulders slump and your whole body just sink under the bed covers as their blissed, reverbing hot air balloon of sound gently takes you away. Played early in the morning, in the dark, after some booze for best effects.     CD comes as a 2 disk pack with extra tunes and two remixes.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP202C)
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The Dukes of Stratosphear
25 O' Clock

'25 O' Clock' rock, around the clock... The debut album from the mysterious and elusive Dukes of Stratosphear (not actually that mysterious and elusive, just XTC having some fun) is a good argument for the value in knowing your musical history. The 80s were not the 60s but that doesn't mean you couldn't make great 60s music in the 80s. 
  • Vinyl LP (APELP023)
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Comus
First Utterance

First Utterance is the debut album by acid folk/prog folk band Comus. It was originally released in 1971. They’re named after a work by John Milton and a Greek god. It’s fair to say they sound different to most other bands, but their influence has spread far and wide with David Bowie, Opeth and Current 93 all claiming to be fans. Current 93 covered their first single, Diana, which is featured here.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP1937)
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Catherine Wheel
Ferment

Coming in at a solid no 23 in Pitchfork's Top Shoegaze albums, Music on Vinyl have had the good sense to issue Catherine Wheel's now classic 'Ferment' on vinyl. It contains several despatches of noisy shoegaze which is clear cut and rocky rather than woozy. Perhaps closer to Ride than anything else the band used thrashy guitars to create great thumping melodies to leap around your house to when the baby is asleep.  
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP1880)
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Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Roc-A-Fella are reissuing some of Kanye West’s earlier albums. Here we have My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy over 3 vinyls. Originally released in 2010 featuring Monster as well as a huge swathe of guest producers and artists, including The RZA, Elton John, Raekwon, Alicia Keys, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, and Justin Vernon.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (B001469501)
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Idris Muhammad
Power Of Soul

For complex yet easy-listen jazz, look no further. Dextrous drummer and Louisiana-born Idris Muhammad's latest work 'Power of Soul' is a gorgeous slice of creativity, tinged with soul and leftfield ideas. As a legend in his field, history looks back kindly at Muhammad's works and this is a real highlight of the pioneer's back catalogue.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP738C)
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The Boo Radleys
Everything's Alright Forever

Before Liverpool band The Boo Radleys were one of the most played bands on British radio with chart hits like Wake Up Boo! they were a much loved, if lesser known, shoegaze band signed to Alan McGee’s Creation label. Everything’s Alright Forever was their second album, originally released in 1992.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2305C)
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  • Limited edition

Madlib
Shades Of Blue

A lovely album where prime beat maker Madlib was given the run of the Blue Note catalogue and was pretty much told 'do what you like'. Which as you might possibly be able to imagine was to use old sounds to create new and exciting shapes. Here, Madlib reworks sounds by the likes of Donald Byrd and Horace Silver to stunning effect. A true hip-hop visionary. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP1898)
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Cabaret Voltaire
The Crackdown

Here we have a reissue of Cabaret Voltaire’s fifth LP The Crackdown. The first full-length the band released after the departure of founding member Chris Watson, this is a disorientating and sinister set of industrial anti-pop tunes. The Normal and Fad Gadget are evoked by The Crackdown’s avant blend of techno, minimal wave, synth-pop and more. It was named the 11th best album of 1983 by the NME, don’t you know. The CD edition also includes the quartet of tunes that made up The Crackdown’s accompanying Doublevision EP.

Cabaret Voltaire
The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The Lord

Those moody, lovelorn synths weren't just for The Human League and their ruinous cocktail bars with their Shakespearian tragedies. Cabaret Voltaire had the same idea, and their seventh record -- The Covenant, The Sword and the Arm of the Lord -- arrived slap bang in the middle of the 1980s. It saw techno, dub and industrial dance together in a blood red concoction. Here's the remaster.

Beat Happening
We Are Beat Happening

Will you just look at this. The holy grail for fans of Beat Happening and fans of underground lo-fi pop in general. Beat Happening were pioneers of the lo-fi and indie-pop movement and now you can get all six of their albums packaged up in a 7LP set with a 40 page book and liner notes from like minded soul Lois Maffeo. Remortgage your house. Do whatever you have to do (legally) to get this.  

Steve Mason
About The Light

The Beta Band are a distant image in the rear view mirror of Steve Mason these days. Following their break up he continued under the King Biscuit Time moniker before releasing Boys Outside (2010) under his own name. About The Light is his fourth solo album. Previously all of his solo albums have been made alone, this time he got his live band involved from the start to try and capture the energy of their live show. Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, Kaiser Chiefs) produced the album. LP and CD on Domino imprint Double Six.
  • Vinyl LP (DS121LP)
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Throbbing Gristle
The Second Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle (40th Anniversary Edition)

Not in fact their second anything, The Second Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle, is the band’s now four decade old debut. Though their impact on electronic and industrial music is undeniable, listening to these tracks I’m relieved their needlessly “transgressive” lyrics and imagery have not been so influential.

Bo Ningen
III

III is a slightly -- very slightly -- less loud album from those loud Japanese folk Bo Ningen, a psychedelic krautrock group. There are still plenty of loudy loudy rock-outs, but perhaps with more of a look-in for the melodic and lyrical side of their work. I’ve seen them live twice now -- the first time was an accident which was a bit of a surprise. My ears are still ringing. The double LP comes with a CD copy.

M.I.A.
Kala

All I wanna do is *gunshots* *click* *cash register noise* take ya money. M.I.A.'s second album 'Kala' was huge and delivered one of the biggest worldwide pop singles of its era in the form of The Clash-sampling 'Paper Planes'. The Hounslow born musician blends South Asian music with hip hop, electropop, dance and funk into huge, in-your-face pop bangers. 

dEUS
Following Sea

'Following Sea' is Belgian rock group dEUS's second album. It's a propulsve post-punk (try saying that five times fast) record that recalls The Smiths and Coldplay's first LP. There are downcast spoken words fragments, lolloping rhythms, and the odd twinkle of synthesizer - lovely. Out on PIAS!

Various
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)

Pretend it's the nineties again by sticking this on your turntable: the soundtrack to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, the classic British crime comedy flick. Cornerstones of cool are brought in, such as James Brown and The Stooges, to keep the slick capers rolling. All here, along with extracts of dialogue. Double LP on Island.
  • Vinyl Double LP (5773355)
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William Onyeabor
World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?

'Who is William Onyeabor' indeed? This vast collection from Luaka Bop should clear the question up. Rising from obscurity to fame, Onyeabor's deliriously danceable Afro-funk marries hot grooves with lo-fi electronics, awarding him the status of one of the continent's visionary producers. Need convincing? Listen to 'Good Name' and don't look back.
  • CD (8089900792)
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Portishead
Dummy

Island is reissuing Portishead's seminal trip-hop album, 'Dummy'. Originally released in 1994, their first record is a collection of dark and sonorous electronic tunes inspired by rock music , jazz and hip-hop alike. 'Dummy' helped synthesize a new sound that became essential to the Bristol scene, coinciding with bands such as Massive Attack to put West Country trip-hop on the map. It also garnered a few hits, including "Numb". 

Galaxie 500
Today

Debut album of the short-lived dream pop band. Galaxie 500 are the kind of band whose mastery of texture and unrepentant slowness makes them an ideal salve for the mind. I don't know how hectic life is on a Tugboat, but if I was on one, I'd be content knowing this calming trio were at the helm. 
  • Vinyl LP (20202007)
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A Winged Victory For The Sullen
A Winged Victory For The Sullen

On their eponymous 2011 debut LP, A Winged Victory For The Sullen mapped out the course they have followed ever since. Everyone expected a union of Stars Of The Lid’s Adam Wiltzie and composer Dustin O’Halloran would likely produce some sort of spectral beauty, but no-one fully anticipated how richly evocative ‘A Winged Victory For The Sullen’ would be. This is cinematic and lush contemporary classical composition in the Nils Frahm vein. Peter Broderick and Hildur Guðnadóttir contribute.
  • Vinyl LP (ERATP032LP)
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Nils Frahm
Felt

Piano tinkler Nils Frahm recorded his previous album the Bells in a big old cavernous church. With Felt he wanted to invite the listener right into his world as if they were sitting beside him at the ivories.It is so quiet that you can hear Frahm breathing and the noise of his fingers touching the piano. A deeply intimate listen.    
  • Vinyl LP (ERATP033LP)
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OCS
Live In San Francisco

OCS. Oh Sees. Thee Oh Sees. All the same thing. This is OCS Live In San Francisco. This was originally released as a very limited 4LP set. Now we have a 2LP version which will be much easier to get your hands on. It is released via Rock Is Hell, a label which released some early stuff by Thee Oh Sees. 2LP on Rock Is Hell limited to 1700 copies.
  • Vinyl Double LP (RIP79)
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Bill Callahan
Live at Third Man Records

The latest record in Third Man Records’ Live At Third Man Records series finds the label/shop/Jack White vanity project hosting famed alt-country sadster Bill Callahan. The autumnal poetry of The Artist Formerly Known As Smog is magnified in his spare live show. These recordings expertly capture concert Callahan.
  • Vinyl LP (TMR531)
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Shit & Shine
Scenic Farm

Formed nearly two decades ago by Texan artist Craig Clouse, noise-rock/freaky whacked-out electronix outfit Shit & Shine return to the Rock Is Hell label for their 13th studio album, Scenic Farm. Spread over four sides of vinyl, it’s one of the band’s most exploratory and out-there releases to date, taking in snappy funk and acid-driven workouts on the first side alone. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (RIP90)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Cornershop
England Is A Garden

In calling out Morrissey for racism waaay before it become blindingly obvious he had some pretty unsavoury views, being a multi-ethnic indie band in the white boy dominated '90s, having an actual number one hit with Brimful of Asha, Cornershop have already done it all. Yet 30 years after forming, they still have a commitment to the cause with the release of their ninth studio album England is a Garden. Expect the usual splicing of styles including disco, funk, Indian raga and glam rock. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (AMP129LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Broadcast
The Noise Made By People

The wonderful wonderful sound of Broadcast, brought back onto vinyl again at last by Warp Records. The Noise Made By People slides into existence with ‘Long Was The Year’, a perfect example of their slinking mysterious sound. A clear melody, and Trish Keenan’s beautiful voice, but with an undertow of unclear samples and droning tones. Something magical for sure.
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre
My Bloody Underground

It's hard to label any the Brian Jonestown Massacre album their finest work because soon enough another one comes along and makes you reconsider. My Bloody Underground though has to be one of their best. It takes their West Coast psychedelic rock and adds influences from across the pond such as the Jesus & Mary Chain and (yes) My Bloody Valentine. It's a wild, exhilarating and often bewildering ride. 
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The National
Alligator

In the story of The National it is generally understood that 2007’s Boxer was their breakthrough LP. While that was undoubtedly a big moment for the group, this narrative does something of a disservice to the band’s preceding record Alligator, an album which has shifted an impressive amount of units and placed high on many ‘Best of 2005’ polls. It’s more than deserving of a re-press, which it now gets courtesy of Beggars Banquet. As for what Alligator sounds like? Well, it sounds like The National.
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John Maus
We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves

John Maus’ We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves is the record we both need and deserve. The 2011 album saw Maus (somewhat) hone the hypnagogic pop of his first two LPs in a ‘search for the perfect pop song’. Sometimes this means we get wistful, florid synth-pop in the mould of Maus’ good friend Ariel Pink; sometimes this means we get brisk, bracing Joy Division-esque post-punk; always it means we get a record that lays itself bare, bringing the bliss even as Maus coos things like 'let's kill every cop in sight'.
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The National
Boxer

The National's slow but steady rise to popularity is a well timed heart warm for anyone frustrated with the here today, gone tomorrow nature of modern music. Like R.E.M before them it took a good few albums before they got stadium sized. 'Boxer' was their fourth album and could be said to be the one where the band truly broke through. It catches the band honing their brand of emotional, poetic rock music ready for the big league and features a nice cameo from neighbourhood pal Sufjan Stevens.  
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Sonic Youth
Bad Moon Rising

Bad Moon Rising was only the second record for these presidents of noise rock, and saw a reverence for classic rock and all its idealism hit a brick wall of distortion an disdain. Sonic Youth made feedback the new pop music, and this record helped them on their way to that very reasoned idea: this is a piece of accessible dissonance.
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The Feelies
Crazy Rhythms

New Jersey guitar practitioners the Feelies quietly made one of the best albums of the late 1970s with this now classic debut. It finds the band at their most jittery with stop start (crazy) rhythms and the superb twin guitar work of Glen Mercer and Bill Million. Later albums had a more pastoral, college rock feel but this is them at their earliest and most raw. If you like Talking Heads and Television then check this one out.  
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The Wedding Present
George Best

The ever-prolific pioneers of UK indie, The Wedding Present, are embarking on an extensive reissue campaign, releasing five albums, two compilations and an EP from the band’s ‘80s and 90’s output, all of which are expanded multi-disc sets crammed with bonus material, extensive sleeve notes, art work and general Weddos emphemera. Most synonymous for their familiar depiction of relationships using acerbic wit, frontman David Gedge is a virtuoso when it comes to the bittersweet love song. Originally released in 1987, ‘George Best’ was the anticipated debut album by The Wedding Present, and saw the band do what they do best: create perfectly primitive, high-energy guitar-pop music about love and heartbreak. Lyrically some of Gedge’s most simple but much-loved songs; ‘George Best’ helped to create the Wedding Present’s definitive nuanced sound, and maintained their status as pillars of jangle pop. 
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The Strokes
Comedown Machine

Comedown Machine was the Strokes album where, during the pre-publicity, bassist Nikolai Fraiture ventured from the usual 'this is our best album yet' party line to describe the recording process as 'awful' prompting the band to pull a media blackout and not do any promotional appearances. Listening to it, it's hard to tell that there were any problems at all. It's fresh and smart and sexy and strange. Though the long help feeling is that they'll never again reach Is This It' heights, Comedown Machine proved that the Strokes were still genuinely trying to make good music.   
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The National
Trouble Will Find Me

Trouble Will Find Me was probably the moment that slow burning Brooklyn band the National finally reached maximum exposure. It received the kind of dizzying accolades that would ensure it would sit on the shelves of even those listeners who rarely buy music. Their subtle and ruminative rock has a kind of quality that suggests it could be listened to just as effectively whilst putting the washing on than it would be on a close headphone listen. A band the words 'well crafted' were invented for.  
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Pixies
Doolittle 25

In celebration of its 25th anniversary (yes, 25th!) 4AD is releasing a deluxe version of the Pixies’ pivotal second studio album Doolittle. This three-CD/double vinyl package includes all the album’s B sides, Peel Sessions and demos alongside the original album for the first time ever, with nearly half of the tracks being commercially released for the first time. Featuring memorable tracks like "Debaser", "Here Comes Your Man" and "Monkey Gone To Heaven", this reissue is a reminder of just how important Doolittle was.
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The National
Sleep Well Beast

The National have slowly seeped into our consciousness over the past few years simply by selling truckloads of records and becoming a thing we regularly compare other bands to when at a loss to describe moody rock music. Their success really is quite remarkable. Anyway here’s another album which contains more of their dramatic dark rock with some electronic bits bolted on. If you like The National you are going to love it. 
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The Cool Greenhouse
Landlords / 4Chan

The Cool Greenhouse strip all the meatiest bits from Swell Maps, Pere Ubu and The Fall, leaving just the essence to create their sound and it is all underpinned, just, by a Casio keyboard. Over the two tracks of Landlords/4Chan they’ll tell you, in their own humorous way, about the nightmare of renting and put you in the shoes of an internet troll. 7” on Drunken Sailor.
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Holden & Zimpel
Long Weekend EP

This is what we want to hear. UK electronica bod James Holden hooking up with Polish Clarinet lord Waclaw Zimpel for a series of collaborations. It all happened when the twosome got together for a week in a London studio. Joined occasionally by guitarist Jakub Ziolek, the duo and trio jammed out some blissed-out krauty journeys - an international love in between the clarinet and modular synth.  
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The Datsuns
Headstunts

New Zealand hard rockers The Datsuns will soon be releasing their seventh album. While we wait for that to be unleashed, we have a reissue of their fourth album from 2008, Headstunts. The observant smarties among you will already have noticed that the title is, in fact, an anagram of The Datsuns. Contains the singles So Long and Human Error.
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Madvillain
Madvillainy

Madlib and MF DOOM present an experimental hiphop tour de force that was beset by internet leaks before completion, and initially abandoned midway by its creators before seeing the light of day in 2004 and becoming a crossover hit. Brimming with unlikely samples (Mothers of Invention, Gentle Giant, Bill Evans, Steve Reich, Egg) and DOOM’s characteristically dazzling and dense rhymes. Double LP reissue.

John Paul
Subjects

An associate of the iconic Sleaford Mods before embarking on his own career a few years back, John Paul releases his second solo record on Harbinger Sound. More abrasive than previous album No Filter and produced by UK scene veteran Ratman, Subjects provides a wry, scathing insight into Britain’s decaying society and infrastructure. 

Bob Dylan
Highway 61 Revisited

Colombia are reissuing Legacy Editions of a whole brace of classic Bob Dylan albums, not that they seemed at risk of falling out of print. Highway 61 Revisited dates from 1965, and marks the point on record where Dylan moved firmly towards rock forms. Includes ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ and ‘Ballad Of A Thin Man’.
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Arctic Monkeys
AM

I have to admit (I'm embarrassed by this) I couldn't work out why Arctic Monkeys called their fifth album AM. Arctic Monkeys. No still don't get it. Anyway after a couple of mixed quality albums where they grew their hairs out and recorded in America, the Sheffield four piece returned with a vengeance on perhaps their most commercially successful album to date. It blended their sound with elements of hard rock, hip-hop and soul and contained several songs that have become concert staples. Barely anything on it suggested where they were headed next but this could almost be seen as Arctic Monkeys Party album before the Pet Sounds of Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino.  

Arctic Monkeys
Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino

The long-awaited return of those indie rock archetypes Arctic Monkeys. Five years after 2013’s AM, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino is the next chapter in their journey from dishevelled Sheffield boys of the noughties to slick and swaggering Americanised rock gang. Or, how Alex Turner went from scruffy to professional. Available on transparent vinyl LP, on Domino.

Steve Reich
Drumming, Six Pianos, Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ

Never shying away from blunt titles Steve Reich’s Drumming, Six Pianos, Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ is exactly that. Drumming alone is a nearly 90 minute piece revolving around drums xylophone and glockenspiels. The lord of repetition and subtle dynamic change in full swing. First time on vinyl since the original release in 1974.
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The Slits
Cut

It is 40 years since the Slits unleashed Cut their debut and most well known album. Their early ferocious live performances were reigned in expertly by producer Dennis Bovell and the band tempered their DIY punk enthusiasm with dub and world music influences. The result is an innovative album which matches Ari Up's yelps with Viv Albertine's scratchy discordant guitar runs and Budgie's off kilter dub-influenced drumming. It influenced... well.. everyone particularly the later riot grrl and DIY punk scenes.  
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Caribou
Our Love

You reach a point in life where the question of how to stay at the top of your game looms; the only real solution being, you change the game. Our Love, the new album from Caribou, is the sound of Dan Snaith doing just that. Our Love is due October 6th on City Slang and is the sixth studio album from Caribou. The album features collaborations with Jessy Lanza and Owen Pallett. It was mixed by David Wrench and features artwork by Jason Evans/ Matthew Cooper.  
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Zero 7
Simple Things

Here we have a reissue of the first Zero 7 album, first put out into the world way back in 2001. Still sounds smoothy smooth, an hour’s worth of chilled, romantically inclined music that sends the basslines out to the front of the mix, a warm bed of synths and organs nestled beneath it all. The reissue stretches to two LPs, put out by Rhino.
  • Vinyl Double LP (NEW9253LP)
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Cate Le Bon
Reward

You know what? Everything Cate Le Bon involves herself in is of interest. Le Bon’s previous work has encompassed all manner of sounds and quirks; think pop music with a difference. The far-afield sounds of psychedelia, art pop, indie rock and pop meet with wistful guitar lines, fanciful vocals, intriguing lyrics and melodies which skip and wander. Quirky and beautiful songs, delivered with Le Bon's distinct Welsh Valleys lilt.
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Waxahatchee
Cerulean Salt

Waxahatchee re-emerges as a full on indie rock star on Cerulean Salt, crafting songs with small flourishes and delicate melodies that work around a proper band structure. The same emotions of relationship grief resonate as did on the sparse American Weekend, but this record shows a maturer and more precise songwriter.
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Sleep
Dopesmoker

Got to keep the lads in smoking paraphernalia. This must get re-issued at least once a year (around the same number of times the members of Sleep actually get out of bed in fact). This is a stone cold stoner rock classic though. It invented the genre pretty much... full of sludging riffs, grumbling bass, cannabis rhythms.    
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Zero 7
When It Falls

When It Falls is the second album by production duo Zero 7. It was originally released in 2004, so here we have a 15th anniversary edition, I guess. Its available on a 2CD version that includes a disc of remixes by artists such as Stereolab and Danger Mouse. It’s also available on heavyweight vinyl unlike the flimsy original pressing. Features vocals from Sia, Mozez, Sophie Barker and Tina Dico.
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Various
Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973

This Light In The Attic compilation looks rather fantastic, historicising folk music from the tail-end of 1960s Japan. Cited as a period of growing political and cultural action amongst the country's younger demographic, Even A Tree Can Shed Tears arguably acts as a retrospective to music that was at its time unprecedented, with these artists seeking their own, particular sound through folk music.

Max Cooper
Yearning For The Infinite

Commissioned by and recently performed at London’s Barbican, Max Cooper presents his latest work, Yearning For The Infinite. Registering as the electronic artist’s most ambitious project to date, attempting to fathom the infinite nature of the universe and humankind’s place within it, it’s presented here on double vinyl. Furthermore, as it uses recycled vinyl, each copy features a unique mixture of colours. 

Franc Moody
Dream In Colour

Ned Franc and Jon Moody are electronic duo Franc Moody. The band came out of the warehouse rave scene in London and hold disco funk sounds close to their hearts. Dream in Colour is the follow-up to their 2018 debut, Dance Moves. If you like Jungle and Daft Punk, this is definitely for you. On Juicebox Recordings.
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Push The Sky Away

You've heard him repeatedly on Peaky Blinders so if you haven't already caught up with Nick Cave's sixteen or so studio albums with his Bad Seeds then there's no time like the present. Push the Sky Away was his 2013 album which showed that time had withered none of his songwriting and arrangement skills. It's a slow moving record of stripped down songs and heartfelt paeans somewhat at odds perhaps with the more brutal landscapes of his records earlier in the decade but showcasing the more introspective side of his oeuvre.   
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Todd Terje
It's Album Time

Coming ten full years after his debut single you can't accuse Todd Terje of rushing this collection. He probably spent most of it saving up for a gentleman's tailored suit for guest star Bryan Ferry and coming up with buoyant disco jams that feel like a grab bag of things that sound a bit like Daft Punk, Royskopp or Air. Hopefully it won't be another ten years before he unleashes the inevitably titled It's Second Album O'Clock. 
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Vanishing Twin
Choose Your Own Adventure

Vanishing Twin is a project led by Cathy Lucas (of The Oscillation), named for the phantom twin sister she absorbed in the womb(!). That should tip you off to the odd edge that Choose Your Own Adventure has: appealing pop music, but made strange and obscure. Also features personnel from Tomaga, Broadcast and Floating Points. Debut album, out on Soundway.

Elysian Spring
Glass Flower

French jazz from the late sixties is an underappreciated niche. Mais pas ici at Norman Records. Imagine the heartfelt joy we felt when our kind amis at Le Très Jazz Club announced their repressing of Elysium Spring’s cult classic, Glass Windows. Finally, these soft and gentle jazz tones will be available to a wider audience. Best not sleep on this one, it might not be around for too long.
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Dry Cleaning
Sweet Princess / Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks

Emerging recently as one of the best new indie bands in Britain, this release gathers up the first two EPs by Dry Cleaning - Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks and last month’s Sweet Princess - on one slab of wax. There's also a special Dinked Edition on transparent, black spatter vinyl, signed by the band and coming with a sticker sheet!

CocoRosie
Put The Shine On

Since forming over 15 years ago, sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" Casady have quietly become one of modern music’s hardiest survivors, their ‘freak folk’ sound also influencing many subsequent artists. They’re now on their seventh CocoRosie album, and Put The Shine On has a shout at being their best effort to date, and certainly their boldest and most experimental. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (MA0232LPX)
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La Roux
Supervision

Considering we’re talking about somebody who destroyed the singles chart in 2009, it’s surprising to learn that Supervision is Elly Jackson’s first La Roux album in nearly six years, and only her third altogether. Nevertheless, it’s full of the kinds of flourishes that have always made her music stand out, with eight deep cuts of melodic electro-pop brilliance. 
  • Vinyl LP (SC001LPA)
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