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Back in: Wednesday 11th September 2019

Barker
Utility

Pitched somewhere between IDM and straight house music, Utility is the debut solo album from producer Sam Barker, following up on his well-received EP Debiasing last year. The record spans nine tracks of inner-space travel, beginning as psychedelic thumbnail sketches and thrashed out into electronic epics. 

Charlie Parr
Charlie Parr

First seen by this very writer playing to tourists in a Duluth diner, Charlie Parr has come a long way since those modest beginnings and is now rightfully regarded as one of the best modern proponents of the sort of folk blues that can be found on Harry Smith's 'Anthology of American Folk Music'. His new album (as the eponymous title perhaps suggests) is a fresh start for Parr after an accident rendered him unable to play. It's a mixture of new songs and re-works of older tracks as Parr partially looks back on his career so far. 

Low
Things We Lost In The Fire

On Low albums, the heart flutters and then stops altogether, the hushed harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker slowing into nothingness -- whether over delicate strums or ascendent and doomy rock fanfare. Things We Lost In the Fire is arguably the band's opus, offering each iteration of their sound at its most emotional devastating.
  • Vinyl Double LP (KRANK046LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet
Change Is

Change Is… what, lads? Come on, don’t leave us hanging like that. Jazzman go the whole hog with the reissue of this 1969 LP from seminal British jazzers The Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet. As well as full remasterings of Rendell/Carr/etc.'s post-bop expeditions, this edition of Change Is features fastidious reproductions of the original artwork and a link to an online treasure-trove of interviews with, and essays about, the group.
  • Vinyl LP (JMANLP111X)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet
Live

You may have clocked Jazzman’s recent Don Rendall/Ian Carr Quintet box set. The five-LP wonder did so well on its first run that now the label has decided to put out all of the band’s full-lengths as individual units. 1969’s Live is the only record the group cut for Lansdowne that captured them in full flow. Known largely for being one of the best British post-bop acts, cuts like ‘Voices’ also demonstrate the band’s affinity for spiritual and modal jazz. With original copies of Live going for silly money nowadays it’s a good job that the record’s been reissued. Remastered, too.
  • Vinyl LP (JMANLP110X)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet
Phase III

Phase III is - who’d have thought? - the third LP from acclaimed British jazz group The Don Rendall/Ian Carr Quintet. This 1968 set combines the sort of vivacious post-bop on which the group built their name with some of their most ambitious writing - see 13-minute epic ‘Black Marigolds’ for one. As with all of the other Rendall/Carr reissues that Jazzman have got together recently, Phase III has been remastered and restored to the highest possible quality.
  • Vinyl LP (JMANLP109X)
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  • Limited edition

Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet
Dusk Fire

Original editions of LPs by The Don Rendall/Ian Carr Quintet go for absolute megabucks these days. If your bucks are more mini in nature then you should consider something from Jazzman’s reissue run. The group’s sophomore LP, 1966’s Dusk Fire, is a good place to start. Recorded at Denis Preston’s famed Lansdowne Studios, this set builds on the post-bop innovations of debut album Shades Of Blue by introducing some modal flavours.
  • Vinyl LP (JMANLP108X)
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  • Limited edition

Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

It's hard to recall sometimes given their recent, flailing output but Bloc Party were quite the incendiary band back in the day. Their debut Silent Alarm showcased their tight, energetic sound which married propulsive indie-rock to danceable rhythms. A large slab of credit must go to drummer Matt Tong whose rampant playing propelled the songs along at breakneck speed. They never quite hit these dizzy heights again so if you only buy one Bloc Party LP make it this one. 

Amy Winehouse
Frank

Frank was the debut album by Amy Winehouse. She made a massive impact with this upon its release in 2003. Firstly as a major new talent had just unleashed itself on the world and secondly because her lyrics didn’t pull any punches, hence the title.The title is also a nod to one of her heroes, Frank Sinatra.

Alice Coltrane
Journey In Satchidananda

Alice Coltrane is a jazz god. She was a graceful harpist and a superb trumpet player. Journey In Satchidananda, from 1970, sees her exploring the many-stringed axe bringing serenity, mysticism and spiritualism to the fore. Charlie Haden, known for his time in the game-changing Ornette Coleman Quartet, played bass. LP on Impulse. 

Bernard Herrmann
Prelude / Murder (From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Psycho)

On 7" vinyl comes a wee taster of the iconic soundtrack to big murder event Psycho, including the prelude and the main course itself. Pressed from the original master tapes onto 1960 copies as a weird reference to the year that Hitchcock's classic hit the silver screen, you can now experience those slicing strings in glorious vinyl quality. We're terrified.
  • Vinyl 7" (STS8698)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Various
We Out Here

We Out Here presents a snapshot of the current state of young London jazz, and let me tell you, the scene(s) are sounding in fine health! Nine tracks, all recorded especially for this release, map the variety of sounds and cross-pollinations currently going on, such as Ezra Collective’s afrobeat stylings and Shabaka Hutchings’ free-but-rhythmic power. Great stuff on CD and 2 LPs by Brownswood Recordings.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BWOOD175LP)
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  • Last copy

Max Richter
My Brilliant Friend (TV Series Soundtrack)

The vinyl soundtrack to the acclaimed American-Italian TV series ‘My Brilliant Friend’, the first-ever foreign language endeavour by HBO and based on Elena Ferrante’s best-selling novel ‘L’Amica Geniale’. Max Richter provides a beautiful original score to a unique exploration of female friendship. 

The Rolling Stones
Exile on Main Street

The Rolling Stones took themselves off to the French Riviera to record their classic double LP Exile On Main Street. This could well be the album from which all the stories of excess associated with rock stars stem from. But let’s not let that overshadow the music. Since it’s release in 1972, Exile On Main Street has been a bona fide rock ‘n’ roll classic.
  • Vinyl Double LP (2714286)
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  • Last copy

Egyptian Blue
Collateral

Egyptian Blue are one of those post-punk bands who combine angular guitars, angry-young-man ire and propulsive rhythm work. Unsurprisingly they get a lot of comparisons to Gang Of Four, but on debut EP Collateral the Brighton four-piece come across more like Foals having a go at doing Parquet Courts - no bad thing in our books. The title track is the hit. Out through Yala! Records (The Magic Gang, Yak).

Pharmakon
Devour

Margaret Chardiet drops her fourth LP as Pharmakon (anyone else reading that as ‘farm Akon’? Now there’s a thought…). Devour is the first album Chardiet has recorded live in the studio, and as such there’s a real feeling of spontaneity and immediacy to this tortured set of power electronics. Production from Uniform’s Ben Greenberg only adds to the intensity. You’re looking at the early days of Posh Isolation for Devour’s related records.
  • Vinyl LP (SBR226LPC1)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Jamie T
Panic Prevention


  • Vinyl LP (3788551)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Asobi Seksu
Asobi Seksu

Asobi Seksu were a dream pop / shoegaze band from America who consisted of singer and keyboardist Yuki Chikudate and guitarist James Hanna who was known to sing a bit too. They were joined by a whole host of musicians in their four album career. Their self-titled debut was released stateside in 2004, but Europe had to wait until 2007 to get their mits on it. This is the first ever vinyl pressing. Interesting fact: Asobi Seksu translates into English as 'playful sex'.  

Sam Fender
Dead Boys EP

Sam Fender is well on his way to being massive. He was nominated for the BBC sound of 2018 award and one of his songs was used on the FIFA 19 game. His songs are generally about social and political subjects, largely inspired by his hometown of North Shields. His music is arena-ready with anthemic choruses and forceful production. 6 track EP, vinyl or cassette, on Polydor.

Robyn
Honey

Robyn started her music career over twenty years ago with throwaway pop songs, working with the likes of pop supremo Max Martin (Backstreet Boys, Westlife - urrrgggh, two of the greatest artists of all time!). She has really come into her own since those days though. With credible pop classics like Dancing On My Own she balanced dancefloor hit with heartbreaking lyrics. She continues this artistically successful formula with her new album, Honey. LP on Island.

Beastie Boys
Ill Communication

Beastie Boys reissues raining down on your turntables these days! Ill Communication, coming at you from 1994, with all beats produced, lines rapped and instruments played by the Beastie Boys, spawned one of their most famous songs, Sabotage. But these guys gave us so much more: shortly after the release of this album, they coined the word mullet. This is your chance to acquire a piece of pop culture history!

Nick Drake
Five Leaves Left

Five Leaves Left was Nick Drake's debut LP on Island and probably counts as one of the most autumnal records ever made. It's understated and hushed take on folk music was not a hit at the time but slowly over the years it found an audience of like minded sensitive souls. Notable for Robert Kirby's brilliant string arrangements, this is a gorgeous work not to be missed.     

Run The Jewels
Run The Jewels 2

The first Run The Jewels record capped a victory lap of a year for producer EL-P and rapper Killer Mike, who respectively released the bombastic 'Cancer 4 Cure' and poignant 'R.A.P Music' -- they then went on to release their collaborative self-titled record, which showed off the affection and understanding they share for each other's work. They're back now with the blood red 'Run The Jewels 2'.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MSAP5LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

XXXTentacion
? (Deluxe)

The press release suggests that XXXTentacion's 2018 album ? sold a total of 5.6 albums worldwide  - about par for the course for most artists these days. I think they mean 5.6 million looking at the digital sales for this controversial rapper/producer. This deluxe version features the original album plus the A Ghetto Christmas Carol EP on vinyl for the first time, a poster, remixes and all sorts of ephemera. Sure to sell at least 4 units. 
  • Vinyl Triple LP (1211355)
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  • Last copy

Big Thief
Capacity

Brooklynite 4-piece Big Thief bring us their eagerly anticipated sophomore full-length release, Capacity. Adrianne Lenker's songwriting is concerned with identity and the many faces we present as women and men. The band continue to train ever brighter lights upon the wonders of the world, while drilling down into the darker recesses of the human condition. That's deep. LP and CD on Saddle Creek.

Tame Impala
Currents (Collectors Edition)

Like Tame Impala’s ___ album Currents? Well if you do, here’s your chance for deeper insight into the record, with a Collectors Edition boxset that adds a 12” of remixes (including one by Soulwax), a 7” and a flexidisc of B-sides, a poster and an exclusive zine to a nice red marbled vinyl edition of the original album. That makes four discs and many pages by my count: nice.

Sons Of Kemet
Your Queen Is A Reptile

Sons Of Kemet return with their third LP of iconoclastic jazz takes. Your Queen Is A Reptile has Shabaka Hutchings and company using sax, tuba and dual-drums to conjure music that sees traditional jazz modes cusping on several sounds of the Caribbean diaspora. Soca, calypso, merengue and more all rumble in the lines of the drum work here, and Hutchings masterfully uses his horn to conduct the proceedings.
  • Vinyl Double LP (6736432)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Föllakzoid
I

Chilean band Föllakzoid deliver their fourth studio album a very long four years after their last one. I (confusingly following 2015’s III) differs from their previous albums in that it was constructed painstakingly from dozens of musical stems, rather than done in single live takes with the band in the studio. 

Blanck Mass
Animated Violence Mild

Benjamin Power returns one more time as Blanck Mass with the enticingly titled Animated Violence Mild. Since making the switch from dense ambience to something more industrial after the Fuck Buttons man's solo debut, each subsequent record has gotten more noisy, more intense, and more catchy, all at the same time. Animated Violence Mild is no different, with Power reaching for sound as varied as black metal, hardcore, and europop. 
  • Vinyl LP (SBR220LPC1)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy

Bonnie Prince Billy
Arise Therefore


Guided By Voices
Half Smiles of The Decomposed

'Half Smiles of the Decomposed' was the final Guided By Voices album in their first life before several years of myriad of solo projects prior to their return in 2010. As a result the album always had an air of finality about it particularly in closer 'Huffman Prairie Flying Field' but it's full of their usual razor sharp riffs and pop classic melodies particularly the effortless power-pop of 'Girls of Wild Strawberry'. If you like GBV, you'll need this. 
  • Vinyl LP (OLE612LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

Mogwai
The Hawk Is Howling

Look at that massive big scary hawk. It says everything you need to know about serial post-rockers Mogwai. Indeed the Hawk is Howling saw them at the beak of their powers (sorry) as they returned to entirely instrumental recordings after the slight vocal experiments on the likes of Mr Beast. It also reunited them with Andy Miller who had recorded their debut Young Team and their fellow Glasgow drunk Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap) who designed the sleeve.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (WOS040DLP)
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  • Last copy

Stereolab
Peng!

Peng! Was the debut album by Stereolab. It was originally released in 1992. It featured all the hallmarks of their sound which was driven by rhythm guitar, vintage keyboards, a motorik beat and Laetitia Sadier’s part-Nico-part-ethereal vocals. They were influenced as much by the sunshine pop of The Free Design as the were the experimental rock of Can. This is good place to start with the ‘lab, as well as being a cracker, you can see how their sound progresses from here, album by album.
Back in: Tuesday 10th September 2019

Ween
The Pod

The Pod was a 1990 album released by Ween way before pods were things like an iPod or a Podcast or a Camping Pod. They were ahead of the curve in the pod stakes. It is said to be their most weird and surreal album. Made on a four track at home with all kinds of tape manipulations and sound effects, the press release suggests that drugs may have been involved.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (SRLP1255303)
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  • Limited edition

Helen
The Original Faces

Check this one out Grouper fans! Liz Harris has formed a band, as in ‘an actual band’ band. Harris’ unmistakeable vocals can thus be heard over a sort of shoegaze/indie-pop backing. Helen still maintains an essentially mystic nature, but it is very welcome to hear a whole new side to Harris. The Original Faces is released by Kranky.
  • Vinyl LP (KRANK196LP)
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  • Last copy

Abul Mogard
Circular Forms

Circular Forms is the debut LP from Abul Mogard. It’s a collection of four abstract, expansive analogue synth pieces from the Serbian, a worker in a metal factory who only started making music in his retirement. It doesn’t sound that way. It sounds like Mogard has been making these soundscapes for awhile as they build and crash like waves of sonic fuzz.

Abul Mogard
Works

Abul Mogard used to work in a factory in Serbia. Upon retirement, he missed all the factory noises so much that he decided to recreate the ambience through the medium of electronic music. What resulted is this kind of reassuring, repetitive, very laid-back sound. Man and machines in perfect harmony. Well worth a listen, especially when it's on double vinyl. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (ELP020)
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  • Last copy

W. H. Lung
Incidental Music

Emerging out of Manchester, W.H. Lung are a primarily studio-based project making music that between shimmering synth pop and infectious kraut rock. Theirs is a sound that encompasses parts of Talking Heads, BEAK and Cavern of Anti-Matter for a raucous and inspiring groove-ridden sound. The Dinked people love them therefore they get their own Dinked Edition (whilst stocks last). That name? It's a Chinese supermarket in Manchester. Of course!      
  • Vinyl Double LP (MELO121LP)
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  • Last copy

The Futureheads
Powers

Powers is the first album in 200 years (seven, really) by Sunderland angular indie band, The Futureheads. It’s their sixth album and comes with very little information. I’m guessing that if you’re a fan of the band then you’ll be very excited. If you’re new to them, go and listen to their other stuff and then think about buying this.
  • Vinyl LP (PWRSVINDIE)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

The Idealist
Say Yes To No

Here is the much awaited first album proper from The Idealist (aka Joachim Nordwall). It is a heavy, heavy industrial digi-dub opus full of pounding echoey beats and bloopy synths. Vocals fade in and out of these low end luxury jams throughout but there are two big proper heavyweight vocal collaborations with Kingston poet Nazamb and musical polymath John Duncan. Expect a deep dark ride into sludgy underground dub textures. Play late at night, with lights firmly into the off position.  
  • Vinyl LP (iDEAL177LP)
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  • Last copy

The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots was the album in which the hitherto psychedelic the Flaming Lips finally crossed over to the mainstream after nine previous albums of slowly decreasing weirdness. It showcased a more electronic and computer generated sound for the band and was a joyous, excitable mess of colour exemplified by its singalong anthem the evergreen Do You Realize?  
  • Vinyl LP (0093624814115)
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  • Last copy

Talking Heads
Speaking in Tongues

None more jittery New Yorkers Talking Heads had already released four well regarded studio albums before they embarked on Speaking in Tongues. Though 1980's innovative Remain in Light had spawned the mega hit Once in a Lifetime, Speaking in Tongues was their true commercial breakthrough blending their arty beginnings with an increasingly danceable sound and giving them a top ten hit with Burning Down the House.
  • Vinyl LP (0081227966652)
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  • Last copy

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Clear Spot

Don Van Vliet’s reputation mostly rests on the mind-bending knottiness of Troutmaskreplica and similar work, but he could also dial down the weird and dial up the blues. 1972’s Clear Spot is his most successful attempt to nail a compromise between groove-driven blues rock and his inimitable creative eccentricities. There’s the title track’s swamp eco-blues, the Stax soul of Too Much Time, the acid rock rush of Sun Zoom Spark, and a couple of delicate psychedelic love songs. Still plenty of surreal tomfoolery afoot, like Zoot Horn Rollo’s slide showpiece Big-Eyed Beans from Venus, and those Little Golden Birdies - look at them! A good entry point into the Beefheart universe on 180g vinyl.

The Congos
Heart Of The Congos

Heart Of The Congos is one of the all-time classics, and surely one of the most highly regarded roots reggae records around. This right here is a reissue of a reissue, putting the fullest and best version of the album back into circulation. Over three CDs or three LPs, the rare Lee Perry original mix is bolstered with edits, dubs and remixed versions, including one previously unreleased! Reissued by VP.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (0054645421218)
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  • Last copy

Sigur Rós
Ágætis byrjun (20th Anniversary Edition)

Sigur Rós mark the 20th anniversary of their 1999 breakthrough Ágætis Byrjun with an expanded re-issue on vinyl and CD. Rarities, demos and a full 95-minute live concert provide the final word on the spectral majesty of an album that provided the foundations for the Icelandic post-rockers’ acclaimed career. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (0190296904301)
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  • Last copy

The Murder Capital
When I Have Fears

The Murder Capital are a punk/post-punk/art punk band from Dublin. Their lives shows are becoming the talk of the town for their dark, brutal, edge-of-the-seat thrill ride. Their sound will draw comparisons to classic bands such as Joy Division as well as newer bands like Shame and Savages. When I Have Fears is their debut album and was produced by Flood, who is just the person you’d want to produce an album like this.
  • Vinyl LP (0850007715175)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

The Streets
Original Pirate Material

The classic debut before he went a bit soft. This was genuinely thrilling back in 2002 and it's combination of UK garage/hip-hop and Mike Skinner's lyrical observations were a unique and fascinating combination. Now we have Sleaford Mods a lot of his work sounds a bit....meh... but this is the good one and still sounds fresh.  

David Bowie
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars

Parlophone reissued a range of David Bowie albums in the Five Years boxset in 2015: now these nice 180g vinyl versions are being released individually too. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars needs no introduction, being one of the best-known albums of an enormous cultural icon. This release uses the 2012 remastered versions of the tracks.

Van Morrison
Astral Weeks

Astral Weeks was the second album by Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison. It was originally released in 1968. Morrison assembled a band of jazz musicians to create an album that was more expansive and meandering than his previous work. It’s highly regarded among fans and its influence has even shown on recent albums such as Primrose Green by Ryley Walker. Highly recommended!
  • Vinyl LP (0081227950378)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Young Fathers
Cocoa Sugar

Cocoa Sugar is the third album by Edinburgh hip-hop threesome Young Fathers. It follows on from the critically acclaimed second album White Men Are Black Men Too and the single Only God Knows which featured on the soundtrack to Trainspotting 2. It’s available on CD and two vinyl versions - coloured, indies only limited edition (for which you will have to be quick!) and black vinyl. 

Rim Kwaku Obeng
Rim Arrives

BBE release 'Rim Arrives' previously only available as a rare as hell private press. A collection of grooves from the disco era, this is going to go down a storm with the global disco hunters out there. Includes the 'Rim Arrives' album on one disc and the 'International Funk' 12" on the second disc. Includes download code.

Teenage Fanclub
Man-Made

Further re-issues of Teenage Fanclub's later, slightly lesser known works. Man-Made was originally released in 2005 (how time flies) and once again showcases their mellow, gently maturing brand of jangle pop and classic rock. They travelled from their native Scotland to Chicago to record this with Tortoise's John McEntire who adds subtle shades and textures to their loveable comfy jumper form of guitar music. This re-issues comes with a bonus 7" of rare tracks.    

Teenage Fanclub
Shadows

Here they come those canny little jumper boys. Each Teenage Fanclub album has it's own form of slow burn, gently insidious glory and 2010's Shadows is no different. Featuring the usual four songs a piece from Norman Blake, Gerard Love and Raymond McGinley it is further proof as to why these guys are justly lauded as such reliable songsmiths. This re-issue comes with a bonus 7" of rare tracks. Put on your comfiest jumper and dive in. 

Nils Frahm
Late Night Tales

Extremely quiet piano practitioner Nils Frahm gets his chance to pick an album’s worth of his favourite after dark music in the latest of the consistent and popular Late Night Tales series. He picks tracks from Bibio, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Penguin Cafe Orchestra plus a whole bunch of interesting stuff. Most interestingly of all, the album opens with Frahm covering John Cage’s infamous 4.33. How much more quiet could he get than that? None more quiet.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ALNLP42)
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  • Last copy

Man & The Echo
Men Of The Moment

Produced by The 2 Bears’ Raf Rundell, Men of the Moment is the second studio album from Warrington-based indie-pop act Man & The Echo. Examining populism and the state of the country in 2019 but avoiding the pitfalls of cliche, it juxtaposes upbeat textures with tales of struggle and desperation. The press release mentions Brexit and Trump.
  • Vinyl LP (SNN2LPX)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Meatraffle
Bastard Music

Bastard Music is the bullshit-free title to the new full-length by Meatraffle. The band write songs with both a socialist and a cosmic space perspective (hence Meatraffle On The Moon and ‘Ndrangheta Allotment), and they deliver them with wit, mood and personality, as well as guitars. Bastard Music is released by Delayed Records.

AAMM
“A”Trio & AMM

Eddie Prevost (percussion) and John Tilbury (piano), wizened masters of radical London improv outfit AMM, mingle with the free jazz of Lebanon’s “A” Trio - that’s Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Sharif Sehnaoui (acoustic guitar) and Raed Yassin (double bass). You’d think that lot would make quite a racket, but the overall calm and restraint going on much of the time is mesmerising.

Jungle
For Ever

Jungle is massive. Jungle is unstoppable. Jungle For Ever. The posh soul duo have swapped the townhouses of Shepherd’s Bush for the penthouses of Los Angeles in a bid to be more … something. To be honest, this - their second album - just sounds like the first one. It’s another helping of blue-eyed funk grooves topped with fey falsettos. If you liked their eponymous debut then you’ll like For Ever. And a lot of you liked that first record, didn’t you.
  • Vinyl LP (XL927LPX)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Ibibio Sound Machine
Doko Mien

Ibibo Sound Machine return with their third album and second for Merge Records. Doko Mie is a joyful blend of post-punk and West African electronic music, that reflects Eno Williams' own upbringing having been born in the UK but raised in Nigeria. Arpeggiated synths meet exuberant horns, always being marshalled by Williams' commanding vocals.
  • Vinyl LP (MRG665LPC1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy

Sol Seppy
The Bells Of 1 2

Sol Seppy is Sophie Michalitsianos - an English singer/songwriter who grew up in Australia before moving to the states. She contributed to the Sparklehorse albums It’s A Wonderful Life and Good Morning Spider. The Bells of 1 2 is her debut album, originally released in 2006. The influence of Sparklehorse on the album is clear. Comparisons have also been made with Mazzy Star and Cocteau Twins.

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.  

Matt Berry
Witchazel

Not content with being one of television's top 'funny' men, Matt Berry has long enjoyed a separate career as a musician. This second job has seen him go in all sorts of unusual musical places but perhaps the most impressive was his album Witchazel in which he explored a sort of woodland folk music inspired by Watership Down. Here are lush arrangements of folky tangles in awe of the 70s folk stylings of Pentangle and Fairport Convention. Don't laugh  - he's being serious this time.  
  • Vinyl LP (AJXLP251X)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Gruff Rhys
Babelsberg

Here's the latest from Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys which is his first for Rough Trade in quite some time. He's recorded it with composer Stephen McNeff and the (wait for it) 72 piece BBC National Orchestra of Wales. That's an amazing amount of people/instruments. Early indications suggest it is his best album to date which is quite some going as the lad is a very consistent performer as it is.  

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada EP

Godspeed's most succinct document, Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada consists of two compositions -- one named "Moya", dedicated to one of the band's founding members, which builds around intricate orchestration towards a simple, cathartic climax (hey dudes, it sounds simple, but it's post-rock). "Blaise Bailey Finnegan III" is the talking point though, utilising a chilling monologue to build political unrest ex nihilo. Terrifying and terrifyingly ambiguous, this is arguably the band's best work. Like Mr. Finnegan, we'll leave it at that.

Gruff Rhys
Candylion

Alas Smith and Gruff Rhys Jones. The former duetted with Kim Wilde, the latter was (and is) a member of Welsh psychedelic pop men Super Furry Animals. Yet he also makes his own music too and between Super Furries shenanigans he did Candylion, a mellow acoustic album inspired by the music he grew up on. A lovely sound tends to always come out of the man's mouth and fingers and this is no different.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (RTRADLP371)
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Red House Painters
Red House Painters / Bridge

Of the two sorta untitled Red House Painters records, Bridge is the perennial underachiever, a record that's more subtle in places and less focused in tone. It makes for something of RHP rock record: a strangely joyous cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "I Am A Rock" appears, as does a gloomy, pantomimic cover of the Star Spangled Banner. There's also some of Kozelek's own songs, which were pretty good back in the day.

The Black Angels
Death Song

The Black Angels are so deep into the world(s) of modern psych-rock music that two of their members are the founders of Austin’s Levitation Festival, regarded the world over for his high calibre psychedelic music. Needless to say, their band are fantastic purveyors of the genre, and Death Song, their first album in four years, is a potent trip. Out on Partisan Records.
  • Vinyl Double LP (PTKF2147-1)
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Sandy (Alex G)
Rocket

After doing many self recorded, produced and released records and cassettes, Philadelphia’s Alex G has rightly been snapped up by Domino for 2015’s Beach Music, and now they bring him back for his eighth full length. Rocket brings gorgeous suburban logfire songs, folk pop with a city backdrop. On vinyl and CD.

Throbbing Gristle
20 Jazz Funk Greats

For all their reputation as “wreckers of civilisation”, by 1979 the original industrial quartet had gotten some of the confrontation out of their system and were exploring a wider range of expression. Chris and Cosey were getting more into their electronics, evident on the pure electropop of Hot on the Heels of Love and Walkabout’s jolly sequenced synth. Of course, it wouldn’t be TG if it was all “very friendly”, so Persuasion and Six Six Sixties see Genesis P-Orridge letting in various shades of creepiness. Peter Christopherson must be responsible for some of the sleaziness too, of course. Double CD reissue, with a disc’s worth of live tracks from 1979.

The Strokes
Is This It

The Strokes’ dynamic 2001 debut Is This It, with hard-to-resist faves like Last Nite and Someday which helped the growly Julian Casablancas and co. wedge themselves firmly into the indie rock canon. The New Yorkers’ kickstarter for the 2000s indie scene, available on regular LP from Rough Trade or a limited audiophile version on Music On Vinyl.
  • Vinyl LP (RTRADELP030)
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The White Stripes
White Blood Cells

White Blood Cells was the third album by brother/sister duo (whaaaat? hang on...no) ok from ex couple duo Jack and Meg White as the White Stripes. After their two previous albums started making waves across the sweaty clubs of the UK this was the first one to really break through and features such future classics as Hotel Yorba and Fell In Love With A Girl. Still sounding as fresh as a daisy, it's a further reminder that Jack White's music was so much better when constricted by Meg's rudimentary but intuitive drumming.  

Radiohead
Kid A

Kid A is still Radiohead's most challenging album and the furthest they've headed into electronic textures but it's all the better for it. The band channelled the sounds they were hearing on records by the likes of Autechre and applied them to their own sound. Such a different beast from OK Computer but a very innovative and important record.  

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Bryce Dessner, Eighth Blackbird
When We Are Inhuman

After last year’s El Chan, The National’s Bryce Dessner makes another foray into the world of contemporary classical and post-minimalist composition in the form of When We Are Inhuman. For When We Are Inhuman Dessner balanced the instrumental prowess of Eighth Blackbird with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s folksy songcraft to create an LP of nuanced and stirring compositions. Illinois-era Sufjan Stevens is the most obvious comparison here - indeed, the link is so strong that there’s even a song on When We Are Inhuman based on that record’s ‘John Wayne Gacy Jr.’.

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.
  • Vinyl Double LP (STH2065LP)
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Alex Turner
Submarine (Original Songs)

Submarine was the debut film from actor and director Richard Ayoade. The coming of age drama was a perfect vehicle for a soundtrack by Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner. Showcasing a more mature and reflective side to his songwriting, these six mostly acoustic offerings point the way towards his future work as part of the Last Shadow Puppets. As always lyrically dextrous, this is an overlooked but essential part of his back catalogue. 
  • Vinyl 10" (RUG398T)
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Beirut
The Rip Tide

Previous to The Rip Tide, Zach Condon (aka Beirut) had been sort of a musical magpie taking bits of various forms of world music and making himself sound like a million piece vodka-stricken Russian orchestra. The Rip Tide was the moment he stripped everything back and revealed what was possibly the real Zach Condon beneath the orchestrated folk bluster. The result was a more personal, reflective album that showcased his songwriting talents and revealed more homespun lyrical themes concerning love and friendship.  

Jungle
Jungle

Initially we were told Jungle were a street collective from darkest London. Nice try. As ever they are two well-to-do white kids with some fine production chops and a decent '70s record collection for inspiration. Their debut is rather good  - a collection of smooth and catchy disco pop some of which you'll have heard blasting out of various high street stores sound systems. Perfect Top Shop music and I mean that as a compliment. 

!!! (chk chk chk)
Wallop

Like Hot Chip or Har Mar Superstar, !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are one of those acts that everyone likes. They’re funky, fun and cool in a dorky kind of way. They’re the act that you and all your pals can agree on seeing at a festival. They’re always good for an LP, too - Wallop, their eighth, is yet another set of dance-punk goodness in the vein of fellow NYC luminaries LCD Soundsystem and ESG.
  • Vinyl Double LP (WARPLP302X)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy

Big Thief
U.F.O.F.

Those of you that worried Big Thief were over when Adrianne Lenker released her solo album last year worry no more. Firstly, she’s done that before y’know, and secondly, here’s the band’s third album U.F.O.F.  Apparently the last F stands for friend as if that info means it make sense. Anyway, you know this lot are a decent band - they’ve shown it twice before, so let’s not let an album title get between us and the music! LP and CD on 4AD.

black midi
Talking Heads / Crows Perch

Soon-to-be-massive Londoners black midi are trying very hard to adopt an enigmatic persona with a series of low key releases such as the bmbmbm (we told you they were enigmatic) 7" on Speedy Wunderground. Finally they release their first big thing and it's of no surprise that Rough Trade have snapped them up. Their sound is energetic, danceable, accessible but also somewhat original. We haven't got many of these so you'll need to be quick to get on board.     
Back in: Monday 9th September 2019

Mark Kozelek & Sean Yeaton
Yellow Kitchen

Why does Mark Kozelek have so many friends? Here he sings over music made by Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) and features guest appearances by Will Oldham, Steve Shelley, Jim White and an actual woman in Holly Throsby. Let’s hope Kozelek kept his views to himself in the latter session. Very limited (to 300) CD only release.

Danny Elfman
Darkman

Sam Raimi’s Darkman, 1990, came about when he failed to get the permission to make Batman or The Shadow. He created his own story where a superhero is borne out of misfortune and tragic lost love. The film has a score written by Danny Elfman who has scored many films for Tim Burton and unlike Raimi, worked on Batman. It mixes orchestral passages with disturbing carnival music. Reissued LP on 180g fluorescent orange with red swirl vinyl with new artwork.

Hudson Mohawke
Ded Sec - Watch Dogs 2 (Original Soundtrack)

To end a massive 2016(having worked with ANOHNI and Kanye West), Hudson Mohawke released a bunch of original material he had worked on for the soundtrack to the open world hacking game Watch Dogs 2. Featuring his trademark glitchy hip-hop beats and distorted low end trap horns in cinematic style. Released on double vinyl for the first time for Record Store Day on Warp.
  • Vinyl Double LP (WARPLP281)
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  • Limited edition
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Coil
Astral Disaster Sessions Un/finished Musics

Coil's 1999 opus Astral Disaster is an often-overlooked highlight of their extensive discography, centring on sonically vast, emotionally deep Kosmische epics and punctuated with pithier statements. This release presents a brace of unheard tracks and mixes from the album sessions, including the lengthy Cosmic Disaster and a promo CD mix of I Don't Want To Be The One.
  • Vinyl LP (drug 17)
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  • Limited edition
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Sontag Shogun & Moskitoo
The Things We Let Fall Apart / The Thunderswan

Breathy-voiced Moskitoo (Sanae Yamasaki) joins forces with Sontag Shogun (Ian Temple, Jesse Perlstein and Jeremy Young) to produce a pair of gentle electroacoustic ambient numbers for Home Normal. Field recordings, piano, Moskitoo’s voice and various electronics are all more or less processed into an elegantly-woven texture of easy listening. ‘The Things We Let Fall Apart’ and ‘Thunderswan’ were mastered by Lawrence English.
  • Vinyl 7" (HOMEN106)
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  • Limited edition

Gurun Gurun
Gurun Gurun


  • CD (home_n021)
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James Murray
Falling Backwards

James Murray follows last year's celebrated 'Killing Ghosts' with a new full-length album on Home Normal. Falling Backwards promises more of Murray's trademark hushed, creeping and haunting ambience but with an increased sense of intimacy this time. The record relates his personal childhood memories and speaks to catharsis through release. There's a definite emphasis on optimism here amongst the splintered yet linear melodies. A narrative of a naturally lit journey, made in plain sight.
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ISAN + Paco Sala + R Elizabeth + A New Line (Related)
Rough Imaginary

The date 15th April should be etched on your mind because that's the day these artists killed it at London Fields Brewery. Beforehand the artists got together to create this CD of their work. They must have brought all the stuff seperately as there's no way they could have created this over pre-gig nibbles. It's a lovely collection though from A New Line (Related)'s gorgeous mellow techno to ISAN's classic bleepery. You need this.    
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Various
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Music from the Motion Picture)

Fear, Loathing and Full-Frontal Snogging in Las Vegas is a book by Louise Re… Wait, what? This book isn’t in that series? It’s actually called Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and was written by Hunter S. Thompson? Well blow me - now you’re telling me they made a FILM of it as well?! And that film has an absolutely stonking soundtrack that includes music by Tom Jones, Jefferson Airplane and the Dead Kennedy’s?! My whole life has been a lie. Pass me another peyote plant, I think I need to go and lie down...
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVATM201)
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  • Limited edition

David Bowie
Space Oddity

Space Oddity is the classic Bowie hit and, as with a lot of classic hits and records (and lets face it not-so-classic records) they continuously get repressed and reissued and recoloured and rewritten and reproduced and remastered etc etc. However, this sweet collection of 7"'s with posters and prints and all sorts is a real treat for fans of...urm...David Bowie. 
  • Vinyl 7" box set (0190295473792)
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Maps and Diagrams
Azurescens

Tim “Maps & Diagrams” Martin’s latest suite of lush electro-acoustic ambitronics Azurescens is out on not one but two labels: one of his usual haunts Handstitched* (CD) and Berlin’s False Industries (cassette). Here’s the Handstitched* one, lovingly presented in cotton rag sleeves with spore-print artwork.

Palace
Life After

Life After is the second album by London-based alt-rock trio, Palace. It is the follow-up to their 2016 debut Long Forever. Like many albums that have been made over the years, this one deals with loss. It also, as the title may suggest, deals with picking up the pieces and moving on. A hopeful record. On Fiction.
  • Vinyl LP (PALACE14)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Oren Ambarchi
Simian Angel

Oren Ambarchi, a man seemingly still in the midst of a years-long artistic peak, presents a new solo album on Editions Mego, although of course this serial collaborator also showcases others in his own work. On Simian Angel, he has Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista join him, with fabulous effect. Ambarchi weaves rich and complex abstracted guitar around the percussion, also at points using piano. Another vital Ambarchi statement.
Back in: Friday 6th September 2019

Sons of Kemet
Burn

Burn was the debut album from soon-to-be-massive and soon-to-be-Mercury nominated afro-jazz many piece Sons of Kemet. Burn itself was nominated for a Mobo award but the band only really started turning heads with their third album Your Queen Is A Reptile. Now is your chance to re-listen to where the fun all started. On lovely vinyl of course. 

St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Half The City

Half the City was the debut album from Birmingham Alabama's Best Soul Band St Paul & The Broken Bones. Released in 2014 it showcased for the first time their energetic and intoxicating blend of Soul, R&B and Motown. Their sound brilliantly retro and led by the soulful voice of professional Alan Carr lookalike Paul Janeaway. Fans of Sharon Jones, Daptone Records and even Amy Winehouse might want to get on board.  

Various
Unusual Sounds

Since launching in 2014 the Mexican Summer reissues offshoot Anthology Recordings have unearthed some excellent old things from the likes of Pharaoh Sanders and The Nightcrawlers. For their latest trick they delve into the world of library music. The twenty tracks of Unusual Sounds are exactly the sort of cerebral oddities that we now expect as standard from these releases. Comes with liner notes from David Hollander - this is good because he’s curated an extensive history of library music that shares its title with this compilation and as such he’s rather knowledgeable on the subject.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ARC0631)
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Ezra Collective
You Can't Steal My Joy

I see saxophones, I see dreadlocks... I hear jazz. This is the debut album from this London five piece who also blend afrobeat, hip-hop and grime into their concoction of sound. They've been doing pretty well for themselves (even playing at Quincy Jones birthday) and there's always room for one jazz album in the Mercury Prize. This will probably have a good a shout as any.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (ETJ006)
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Erland Cooper
Sule Skerry

The sea. Really big isn't it? And sort of flappy. Living in Orkland Erland Cooper knows all about the sea and has decided to make his second album all about the great big wet thing. Previous album Solan Goose (all about the goose?) got all kind of plaudits from the likes of the Quietus, 6 Music etc so expect this one to do the same...but wetter. 
Back in: Wednesday 4th September 2019

Carter Tutti Void
Triumvirate

Carter Tutti Void - the industrial music supergroup made up of Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Nik Colk Void - say that Triumvirate will be their final LP together. Let’s all appreciate this lot while we can, then. Sounds like … well it sounds exactly like what you get when you link up two former members of Throbbing Gristle with one half of Factory Floor.

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