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Bestselling vinyl, CDs and tapes this week

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Sleaford Mods
All That Glue

Sleaford Mods have been a firm favourite with Norman staff and customers over the last seven or so years. Their popularity outside of the Norman bubble has risen incredibly in that time too. All That Glue sticks together (get it?) the best bits of those years with fan favourites, b-sides, rarities and some unheard stuff. Go on...you know you want it.
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Andrew Weatherall
Unknown Plunderer / End Times Sound

British DJ, producer and remixer Andrew Weatherall, responsible for many great remixes for the likes of Primal Scream, Saint Etienne and My Bloody Valentine, returns with two brand new cuts of cosmic dub. Recorded with the help of Andy Bell (Ride, ex-Oasis), ‘Unknown Plunderer’ and ‘End Times Sound’ are just as out-there as anything else in his vast catalogue. 
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Throwing Muses
Sun Racket

Kritstin Hersh’s legendary art-rock act Throwing Muses return for their 10th studio album. A change in direction from their last outing Purgatory/Paradise seven years ago, a fidgety and restless affair, Sun Racket is becalmed and monolithic, characterised by rising and fading walls of guitar noise. 
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The Orielles
Disco Volador

Written and recorded in double-quick time to strike while the iron’s still hot following the success of last year’s debut Silver Dollar Moment, The Orielles return with their sophomore album. Inspired by their time on the road, Disco Volador benefits from the addition of a fourth member on keyboards and the drones and delays brought to the mix by producer Marta Salogni. It should be another triumph for a band who’ve marked themselves out as one of the country’s finest newcomers. 

Wasted Shirt
Fungus II

If you wanted a musical duo to make a record that would blow your mind from the opening chord, perhaps you would pair Ty Segal and Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt together. The thing is, they’ve done it themselves and are known as Wasted Shirt. They got together after finding themselves recording with their respective bands in the same studio. Fungus II is their debut album and has all the riotous rock ‘n’ roll seeping from its pores that you would expect. It’s also worth mentioning that it has the approval of Henry Rollins, so you’d probably best buy it.
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Katie Von Schleicher
Consummation

Consummation is the new album by Katie Von Schleicher, known as the keyboardist and vocalist from Brooklyn indie band Wilder Maker. It is an album that has depression, devotion, power, and anxiety as its core subjects. It is inspired by the oft-unanalysed subtext of abuse in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and the books Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, Outline trilogy by Rachel Cusk, and A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit.
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Slow Reels
Farewell Islands

Slow Reels is a new undertaking from minimalist artists Ian Hawgood (the Home Normal label) and James Murray (Slowcraft Records). Their debut album Farewell Islands is borne from a mutual love of vintage synthesisers and reel-to-reel tape machines, and will remind fans of avant-garde composers such as William Basinski. 
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Grimes
Miss Anthropocene

Grimes is back with her first album in five years and third for 4AD. Miss Anthropocene contains the singles 'Violence' and 'So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth', which you may have heard on t'wireless. It is the follow up to the brilliant Art Angels - an album so good that former Normanite, Robin, gave it a 9/10 review back in 2015. Features collaborations with 潘PAN & i_o on some proper pop bangers.
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Various
Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore

Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore is a new compilation from Soul Jazz Records. It brings together a bunch of seriously dark and heavy ragga-infused hardcore jungle tracks from the start of the 1990s. Acts such as Levictus and Krome & Time, Babylon Timewarp, Trip One and Rhythm for Reason feature. Initial copies come with a mini graphic novel (be quick if you want one of those).
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Caribou
Suddenly

Dan Snaith AKA Caribou returns with his first album since the majestic Our Love in 2014. Suddenly may surprise a few fans as it doesn’t necessarily stroll down the usual Caribou path. However, one listen to the brilliant R&B/Hip-hop flavoured single, Home and you’ll be hooked! On City Slang.

Khruangbin & Leon Bridges
Texas Sun

Texas Sun is the intriguing collaboration between soul / R&B singer Leon Bridges and wayward psychedelic types Khruangbin. Both artists hail from Texas but represent different ends of the state’s musical heritage, here, they bring them together on an EP that has every chance of being an absolute cracker.

King Krule
Man Alive!

Archy Marshall has already proved himself as a unique British voice with previous albums 6 Feet Beneath the Moon and The Ooz under his King Krule moniker and here the baby-faced crooner returns with his third album. Once again it is a sonically fascinating work full of scope and ambition and with his trademark yelp belting out corrosive words.
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Pictish Trail
Thumb World

Scottish producer Johnny Lynch prepares the release of his eighth album as Pictish Trail, following four years on from his Scottish Album of the Year-winning Future Echoes. Probably his weirdest and most collaborative work yet, Thumb World was forged alongside visual artist Swatpaz, a process that had them both imagining that the music was taking place in a retro ‘80s arcade game world. 

Cranes
Loved

Originally released in 1994 and arguably representing the pinnacle of Alison and Jim Shaw’s gothic minimalist aesthetic, building in elements of alternative rock, shoegaze, dream-pop and darkwave, Cranes’ excellent third studio album Loved is re-issued on blue-and-gold marbled transparent vinyl. 
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Christine and The Queens
La vita nuova

After the success of her recent Chris opus, Christine and The Queens waste no time in following it up with this five track EP which contains the recent surprise single People, I've Been Sad. Written to accompany a short film of the same name it sees Chris and co explore themes of vulnerability and change. Clear Pink vinyl 12" on Because.  
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Real Estate
The Main Thing

Rejoice - a new Real Estate album! The New Jersey band’s knack for guitar jangle and glorious melodies has cemented their status a favourite around these parts over the years. Their new album, The Main Thing, is inspired partly by the Roxy Music song of the same name, simply because 5 albums into their career they need to be making music that sounds that good. Features a guest appearance by Sylvan Esso on the album’s first single Paper Cup.

Car Seat Headrest
Making A Door Less Open

Making A Door Less Open is a convoluted way of saying “Close the door”. It is also the first album of new material by Car Seat Headrest since Teens of Denial in 2016. It’s been four years in the making, and here’s why: Car Seat Headrest man Will Toledo recorded the album twice, with the help of his friend and drummer Andrew Katz. It was recorded once with guitars, bass and drums, then with synths. The two versions were then combined to produce the final album. If the results are as good as Teens of Denial then we’re in for a cracker!
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The Woodleigh Research Facility
The Phoenix Suburb (And Other Stories)

Experienced musical craftspeople Nina Walsh and Andrew Weatherall combine their talents as The Woodleigh Research Facility. The sound of their double album The Phoenix Suburb (And Other Stories) is roughly as hauntological as you’d expect, taking electronic sources and carefully processing them into unclear new forms. 2LP on Rotters Golf Club.

Mark Lanegan
Straight Songs Of Sorrow

Mark Lanegan has been rather prolific over the last few years. Straight Songs of Sorrow is an album based on his life, a soundtrack to his autobiography Sing Backwards and Weep. The songs take us through a story of rock ‘n’ roll life, or grunge ‘n’ roll. It documents his battle with hard drugs, the Seattle grunge scene he was at the centre of and his general ups and downs, all told with some humour and hope.. 
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Coriky
Coriky

Formed in 2015 but taking three years to perform live together for the first time, and a further two to release this self-titled debut album, Washington D.C. outfit Coriky is formed of iconic underground figure Ian MacKaye on guitar, his old Fugazi bandmate Joe Lally on bass and Amy Farina on drums, with all sharing vocals. 

The Chats
High Risk Behaviour

To describe something as ‘chat’ in Australia would be a way to express how terrible something is. It is where Australian punks The Chats get their name. However, judging by their celebrity fans(Dave Grohl, Iggy Pop, Josh Homme) and viral success they are far from terrible. High Risk Behaviour is a potential pub-punk classic.
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Lorelle Meets The Obsolete
Re-facto

In 2019 Lorelle Meets The Obsolete released their fifth album, De-Facto, and it was bloody amazing. The Mexican psychedelic duo are now releasing Re-Facto, an EP of brand new material, as a companion piece to De-Facto. The EP also includes two tracks from De-Facto remixed by Cooper Crain (Bitchin’ Bajas) and Pye Corner Audio respectively. 
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Perfume Genius
Set My Heart On Fire Immediately

Partnering up once again with Blake Mills on production, Mike Hadreas heads in a slightly different direction with his latest Perfume Genius album. Identifying and subverting traditional tropes of masculinity, Set My Heart On Fire Immediately playfully channels more American musical influences, from Elvis to Cyndi Lauper, into something distinctly his own. 
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Purple Mountains
Purple Mountains

Here it is then. Purple Mountains. The new name for David Berman. The new name for Silver Jews. We were promised hand crafted country rock full of wit and wisdom and and that's exactly what we got. It's rare a late career album builds so thoughtfully on a musical legacy. From 'Magaritas at the Mall' to 'I Loved Being My Mother's Son', 'Purple Mountains' is an instant classic.

Stephen Malkmus
Traditional Techniques

Not put off by the fact that Pavement are reuniting for Primavera this year, the group’s legendary lead singer Stephen Malkmus is releasing his second solo album in as many years. Following 2019’s electronic-influenced Groove Denied, Traditional Techniques is both adventurous yet comfortingly familiar. 
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Hak Baker
Babylon

Hak Baker is being called a storyteller rather than singer, songwriter or musician. He does make music of course, and Babylon, which has been in the works for some time, is testament to his ability to do so. It is a twelve song mixtape showing the East Londoner's artistic flair with a personal and unflinching story to tell.
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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!

Six Organs of Admittance
Companion Rises

Guitarist Ben Chasny returns with a new Six Organs Of Admittance album, Companion Rises. It his first since 2017’s Burning The Threshold in what is a well populated back catalogue. The album develops on the groove he created on tracks such as Taken By Ascent from Burning The Threshold. It also sees Chasny reverting back to analogue lo-fi recording techniques of his earlier work.

Sink Ya Teeth
Two

If you frequented the New York clubs Danceteria or Paradise Garage in the early ‘80s then the vibes laid down on Two by Norfolk duo Sink Ya Teeth will bring back some nostalgic feelings. I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s unlikely many of you did frequent those clubs, but if you want a blend of melancholic deep house, post punk and joyous disco then this could well be the album for you.

Courtney Barnett
MTV Unplugged - Live In Melbourne

Courtney Barnett is probably best known for her verbose and charming indie-rock songs but following in a long tradition of the likes of Nirvana and ..um Hootie & the Blowfish she has recorded an MTV Unplugged session. You'll need this not only because it showcases her songs in a more stripped back and vulnerable setting but because she has chosen an array of covers plus a completely unreleased track.  

Gil Scott-Heron
We're New Again – A Re-imagining by Makaya McCraven

We’re New Again is a reworking of Gil Scott-heron’s final album, I’m New Here, by jazz musician Makaya McCraven. Makaya’s principal instrument is the drums but he can turn his hand to production too, so getting stuck into this was right up his street. I’m New Here has already been given an alternative spin when Jamie xx remixed it in 2011. This jazz take is most intriguing.

The Proper Ornaments
Mission Bells

Mission Bells by The Proper Ornaments comes a mere 9 months after their last long-player 6 Lenins. Musically they are tweaking their Velvet Underground-influenced formula by adding a Moog and electronics to their sound. The band are led by James Hoare of Veronica Falls and Ultimate Painting. Mission Bells is their 5th album.

Heliocentrics
Infinity Of Now

The Heliocentrics draw on a combination of James Brown, Sun Ra, Ennio Morricone,David Axelrod, Pierre Henry and Can to make their powerful and epic, expansive, psychedelic funk. Their latest album Infinity of Now is released on Madlib Invazion, the label owned by one-of-a-kind hip-hop producer Madlib.

Endless Boogie & Weak Signal
Jerome / Rolex

Intriguing and exciting split 7” single here from Endless Boogie and Weak Signal. Endless Boogie expand their ranks for their track, Jerome, to include Stephen Malkmus and Matt Sweeny, both adding serious lead to the minimal blues jam. On the flip, Weak Signal, featuring Mike Bones, bring their economic chug on Rolex.

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.
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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.

Modern Studies
The Weight of the Sun

The Weight of The Sun is the new studio album from folk-based kosmiche explorers Modern Studies. As their previous efforts (2016’s Swell To Great and 2018’s Welcome Strangers) would suggest, it showcases Emily Scott, Rob St John, Pete Harvey and Joe Smillie’s natural abilities at combining melody with texture. 
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Purity Ring
Womb

Nearly five years after we last heard from them, Megan James and Corin Roddick announce their third studio album as Purity Ring. Womb, with a loose thematic thread of a search for comfort and peace, finds the duo forging cutting-edge production techniques with their irrepressible knack for melody and harmony. 
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Lake Ruth
Crying Everyone Else's Tears

Lake Ruth are a three piece from New York made up from Hewson Chen of The New Lines, drummer Matt Schulz of Holy Fuck and vocalist Allison Brice of The Eighteenth Day Of May. I guess that makes them a supergroup. Crying Everyone Else’s Tears is their new EP and we have it on 10” vinyl. On Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten.
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Steve Earle & The Dukes
Ghosts of West Virginia

Ghosts of West Virginia is the eighteenth studio album by Steve Earl & The Dukes. It is an attempt to reach out to people who voted for Donald Trump and heal the rift. Steve says it’s easy to think badly of Trump voters but to think of them all as being racist and whatever else is misguided. The album has the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion, one of the worst coal mining disasters in US history, as its central theme. 
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Primal Scream
Screamadelica

We’ve got reissue copies of Primal Scream’s seminal Screamadelica album to suit all tastes! As well as the 2CD and the heavyweight double vinyl editions (remastered by the band and Kevin Shields), we also have the 4CD version, which throws in remixes, the Dixie Narco EP and a live show! In a hardback book-style cover. Generous.

Nurse With Wound
Rock 'n Roll Station

Classic Nurse With Wound re-issued on this album which sees mainstay Steven Stapleton collaborate with legendary electronic mind Colin Potter. The duo use a huge range of instruments and sounds to create an album of hypnotic beats, drones, chants and some completely unidentifiable sound sources. One of their best productions now available on 2LP with bonus track. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (ABST011)
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The Fall
Reformation Post TLC

Coming after the marvellous Fall Heads Roll, Reformation Post TLC was the 2007 album where once again the Fall descended into chaos and emerged with a work that was, if not brilliant, then as interesting as the rest of their catalogue sprawl. It was the album made by the band that Mark E Smith picked up following another on tour meltdown and includes Tim Presley (White Fence) amongst others. Re-issued on splatter wax and 4CD set  - the latter including demos, rough mixes and live tracks all of which are presumably utterly essential. 
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Juniore
Un Deux Trois

French ‘60s influenced indie-pop three-piece Juniore have been described as a cross between Cat Power and Françoise Hardy. Un Deux Trois is the band’s second album. It follows their highly regarded 2017 debut, Ouh là là. The band are led by Anna Jean whose dad just happens to be Nobel Prize winning author, J. M. G. Le Clézio.

Mental Cube
Mental Cube EP

Mental Cube were Future Sound Of London in their early years. This eponymous EP was originally released in 1990. Over the four tracks you will find some funky 909 work outs, classic house and the bass heavy In The Mind of A Child, which was intended to be released back in the day as a Mental Cube track, but was released under the name Indo Tribe.
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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.

Andrew Weatherall
Convenanza

After many years as an in-demand producer and record selector, Andrew Weatherall is now back to producing original music. Psychedelically-tinged electronica and groovy, pulsing instrumentals lead the way on Convenanza, building into a messy splash of colour. Released as a CD or double LP by Rotters Golf Club.

Tame Impala
The Slow Rush

“I’m being swept by this notion of time passing,” Kevin Parker explained to the New York Times about his new Tame Impala album earlier in 2019. “There’s something really intoxicating about it.” That preoccupation is at the centre of The Slow Rush, due for release on Valentine’s Day 2020 and 11 whole months after we got the first taste of new music ‘Borderline’ earlier this year. One of the most anticipated indie releases of recent years!

Lanterns On The Lake
Spook The Herd

Returning for their first album in nearly five years, Spook The Herd is the fourth studio effort overall from Newcastle-based indie quintet Lanterns On The Lake. Having worked with the Royal Northern Sinfonia in the meantime, the band are now more detached from their roots than ever and embracing a wider range of influences. As the pointed title suggests, Spook The Herd seeks to explore the psychological manipulation that the media is able to have on people. 

75 Dollar Bill
I Was Real

Third album from 75 Dollar Bill. Their sound is something like ambient blues? The guitar sound is there, but it's sparse and often left to ring out. Bluesy riffs are looped while percussion grooves along behind it. This all makes I Was Real surprisingly dancey and fun. An incredibly moving album that offers a moving alternative to what minimalism can be. 

Matthew Sweet
Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu

Matthew Sweet must have a special connection with his Japanese fans, so much so, he recorded a whole album just for them. Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu was originally released on CD only in Japan back in 2003. 16 years later and the rest of the world is allowed to enjoy it. It features Rick Menck of Velvet Crush on drums and Television’s Richard Lloyd on lead guitar - the same line-up he had for his classic album, Girlfriend.
  • Vinyl LP (GLAMLP013)
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  • Limited edition

Stormzy
Heavy Is The Head

One of the most anticipated British albums of recent memory, Heavy Is The Head is the second studio album from grime sensation Stormzy. With three of its 16 tracks already unveiled as singles throughout 2019, his tough and uncompromising second record retains the mark of authenticity despite his many star-name collaborations of the recent past. 

Greg Dulli
Random Desire

As frontman of The Afghan Whigs and The Twilight Singers, Greg Dulli has always been a keen student of the extremes of the human condition. Forged in the aftermath of the Whigs’ last album In Spades and the death of their drummer Dave Rosser, he presents his excellent first solo album, Random Desire. 

Lee Ranaldo + Raül Refree
Names of North End Women

Names of North End Women is a new collaborative record between former Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo and Spanish composer Raül Refree. The pair had previously worked together when Refree produced the guitarist’s 2017 solo album Electric Trim, but soon after touring they decided to head back to the studio on a more equal creative footing. 

Keith Seatman
Time To Dream But Never Seen

Musician, DJ and synth enthusiast Keith Seatman’s sixth album, Time To Dream But Never See is his first for Castles In Space. The album is an evocative sound collage, skillfully assembled to bring sounds from the past into the present, finding a new purpose for them as part of a historical narrative.
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His Name Is Alive
Return To Never: Home Recordings 1979 - 1986 Volume 2

Return To Never: Home Recordings 1979 - 1986 Volume 2 follows on from 2019’s compilation All The Mirrors In The House documenting the home recordings of Warren Defever aka His Name Is Alive. The recordings were made when Defever was a teenager and show his experimental side was their from the off, making echoey, ambient guitar pieces mixed with field recordings, drone and lo-fi noise pop.
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Cosmic Ground
Cosmic Ground

Deep Distance, the sister label of red-hot London imprint Polytechnic Youth, kicks off its 2020 with the latest Cosmic Ground album. The fifth effort from Electric Orange’s Dirk Jan Muller’s occasional side-project, Cosmic Ground consists of three enjoyably weighty kosmiche-influenced jams, with the third taking up the entire second side of this ‘galaxy yellow / smoky black’-coloured vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (DD60)
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The James Hunter Six
Brother Or Other / Never

Snappy little 7" from the heading-towards-legendary James Hunter and his Six. Two examples of classic sounding soul and R&B from the full throated singer taken from his most recent Nick of Time album. You'd swear this stuff came from the golden age of soul and Motown. Pressed onto jukebox-friendly 7" by Daptone. 
  • Vinyl 7" (DAP-1131)
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Trees Speak
Ohms

Do trees speak? They kind of whisper I suppose. Trees Speak are that rarest of things  - a new band on Soul Jazz. The label has impeccable taste though so we should trust them on this especially as the contents are said to resemble a cross between Can and Liquid Liquid. In fact the band blend Krautrock, post-punk, kosmische and jazz  influences into a seamless new brew that is sure to win them a host of new fans.  

Perhaps
7.0

Stumbled upon by a journalist on assignment in Bermuda, the elastically-numbered psychedelic collective Perhaps, led by Jim Haney, have been captured on record for the perfunctorily titled 7.0. Released in limited numbers on the Riot Season label, the group’s acid-damaged music is unlike anything most of us have ever heard. 
  • Vinyl LP (REPOSELP091)
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Shabazz Palaces
The Don Of Diamond Dreams

Shabazz Palaces were the first hip-hop group to sign for renowned grunge label Sub Pop, their debut album, Black Up (2011), was regarded by many as one of the best albums of the last decade. Ishmael Butler, once of Digable Planets is one half of this impressive duo. The Don of Diamond Dreams is their fifth album. It features contributions from Purple Tape Nate, Stas THEE Boss, Darrius Willrich, OCnotes and Carlos Overall.
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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.

Los Campesinos
Romance Is Boring

Can you believe it was 10 years ago when we were all dancing at the indie discos to Los Campesinos? Romance Is Boring was their third album which broadened their sonic palette to include brass and other accoutrements. If you've struggled to get yourself a copy in the intervening years then never panic  - Wichita have re-pressed the album onto gold vinyl and chucked in a download which includes their All's Well That Ends well EP.  

Pink Floyd
The Dark Side Of The Moon

As literally one of the best-selling albums of all time (741 consecutive weeks in the charts!), you probably already have a copy of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon don’t you? But this new reissue has been remastered, and is pressed to 180g vinyl, and comes in a rather fetching package with a few extra bits. Revisit 1973 in luxury. Released by the band’s own Pink Floyd Records.

Mercury Rev
Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited

Bobby Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited by Mercury Rev is their version of trailblazing American singer Bobby Gentry’s classic 1968 album. Although, for a band who have links with The Flaming Lips and in the past have had songs called things like Sweet Odysee of a Cancer Cell t’ th’ Center of yer Heart, you could be forgiven for thinking it has nothing to do with her and that they’d reverted back to their wonky roots. Anyway, it features a list  of female singers that is so impressive we're going to have to name them all: Norah Jones, Phoebe Bridgers, Hope Sandoval, Laetitia Sadier, Rachel Goswell, Lucinda Williams, Vashti Bunyan, Beth Orton, Marissa Nadler, Margo Price, Susanne Sundfør, Kaela Sinclair and Carice Van Houten.

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.

Floating Points
Crush

Recorded during an intense, deliberately restricted five-week window rather than the years it took to make his 2015 debut Elaenia, Sam Shepherd has announced his second Floating Points album Crush. Inspired by his massive 2017 shows supporting The xx, this record is much more immediate than previous work, as demonstrated by lead single ‘LesAlpx’ released earlier this year. 

Kelly Lee Owens
Kelly Lee Owens

As her star rises ever-higher, Kelly Lee Owens has picked a fine moment to release her debut full-length. ‘The colours, the beauty, the motion’ she opines over ‘CBM’, and it’s a neat summation of a record that has its eyes firmly on the dancefloor while still searching for the personal warmth of classic singer-songwriter fare. No surprise, then, that ‘Arthur’ is a paean to Arthur Russell and single ‘Anxi’ is a Jenny Hval collab.

Dope Lemon
Smooth Big Cat

Dope Lemon is a project from Angus Stone. 'Smooth Big Cat' is the second album under this moniker from Stone. You may remember him as one half of Australian duo Angus & Julia Stone. They played some laid back folk-pop. 'Dope Lemon' is also very laid back but with a little more hazy, lazy, fuzz around the edges. 

Chris Forsyth with Garcia Peoples
Peoples Motel Band

Two excellent artists who love an extended psychedelic guitar jam have teamed up to indulge each others fantasies. Chris Forsyth, who hasn’t had the same line-up backing him for quite a while now, has chosen New Jersey jam band Garcia Peoples to be his backing band for and LP they’ve called People Motel Band. 
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Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini
Illusion Of Time

Illusion of Time is a collaboration between acclaimed electronic producer Daniel Avery and Nine Inch Nails collaborator Alessandro Cortini. The project has come together over a number of years. Before they’d even met, they had communicated the idea that they wanted to work together and started working separately, without theme or deadlines. The album came together when they were both part of the Nine Inch Nails touring set up in 2018.
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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. 

Wire
Mind Hive

Mind Hive is the new album by post-punk legends Wire. It follows on from their critically acclaimed 2017 album, Silver / Lead. That album left fans and critics believing the band had found the form of their late ‘70s heyday. Mind Hive may well have improved on that - and there’s the enticing prospect of one song, Be Like Them, featuring lyrics written in 1977 which were recently rediscovered. 

Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron
Lost Wisdom pt. 2

Eleven years after they first collaborated together on 2008’s Lost Wisdom, acclaimed songwriter Phil Elverum and former Eric’s Trip bassist Julie Doiron join forces again on a Mount Eerie album. Lost Wisdom pt.2 is more expansive and even more emotionally resonant than its predecessor, ruminating on love, mutual commitment and coping with release from it. 
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Baxter Dury
The Night Chancers

Will Baxter Dury ever escape from being described as Ian Dury’s son? Not here. He has, however, made a significant contribution to music. His new album, The Night Chancers, is his sixth. The album tackles subjects such as social media stalking, bloggers, insecurity, those that lack awareness and self-deluded types.
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Moses Boyd
Dark Matter

Moses Boyd is an award winning jazz musician mostly known for being one half of Binker & Moses.  He likes to blend genres to create innovative new sounds. He has previously collaborated with musician and producer Sampha, contemporary classical pop musician Kelsey Lu and played drums for Sons of Kemet.  Dark Matter is his debut solo album.  * Order on any format for the chance of winning a super-rare white label dub 12’’ of ‘B.T.B / 2 Far Gone’. *

Blood Incantation
Hidden History of the Human Race

They already made Starspawn one of the most impressive death metal records of recent times. Now saddle up for Hidden History of the Human Race, a storm of progressive widescreen and pummelling metal from Denver's Blood Incantation. Four long form takes on dynamic and aggressive post-metal to make your ears bleed and will you just look at that sleeve art from sci-fi legend Bruce Pennington. 

Ocoeur
Everything

The brainchild of French electronic pioneer Franck Zaragoza, Ocoeur, is back with quintessential fresh produce - 'Everything'. Typically enamoured with such electro royalty as Aphex Twin and Brian Eno, the tracks glide and swirl across expansive and dreamy soundscapes. Perfect stuff for candle-lit bedrooms.

Caspian
On Circles

Massachusetts-based alt-rockers Caspian capitalise on their highly acclaimed fourth record with 'On Circles' - an epic journey across various textures and artful songwriting. The heady stew of post-rock, metal, shoegaze, electronics, noise and ambient would be a messy mix from perhaps less experienced heads. But with Caspian in the driving seat it's enthralling.  

Gil Scott-Heron
I'm New Here (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

Gil Scott-Heron released I’m New Here in 2010. It sadly turned out to be the legendary musician and poet’s final album. The album at least matches his previous work in terms of boundary-pushing and musical quality, so it's well deserving of a 10th anniversary reissue. This version comes with a previously unreleased cut from the original sessions and a cover of Handsome Johnny, originally by Richie Havens, which turned out to be the last song Scott-Heron ever recorded. There’s a bunch of other rare tracks dating from the original album sessions too. 
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Nathaniel Rateliff
And It's Still Alright

And It’s Still Alright marks the first solo work of Denver-based singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff outside of the context of his band The Night Sweats since they exploded onto the scene back in the middle of the ‘10s. Produced with the help of Beach House’s James Barone, it’s one of the more personal and soulful collections in Rateliff’s discography. 

Frederik Valentin & Loke Rahbek
Elephant

Danish musicians Frederik Valentin & Loke Rahbek come from a background where experimental noise and industrial music were their bread and butter. Previous album Buy Corals Online, set a rather different path however. Elephant continues and expands on that sound, mixing acoustic instruments and synthetic sounds to make the kind of music you may hear in your dreams.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
Viscerals

Viscerals by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, or Pigs x 7 if you prefer, is the band’s third album, following 2018’s King Of Cowards and their 2017 debut Feed The Rats. The album sees the heavy psych-rockers really hitting their stride. A leaner, more direct sound with catchy songs built on rocking riffs. Viscerals is an apt title.
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Various
C90

You’re probably familiar with the ‘C’ series of compilation albums that were inspired by the era-defining NME C86 cassette. C90 is the latest is that lineage, compiled by the guys at Cherry Red who have a whole heap of indie box sets under their wings. C90 contains tracks by bands that went on to become household names such as The Charlatans, Manic Street Preachers, Ocean Colour Scene, Boo Radleys, Spiritualized and many more.
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Svitlana Nianio & Oleksandr Yurchenko
Znayesh Yak? Rozkazhy

Lord knows where Night School have dredged this up from but its a fascinating curio from Kiev underground stalwarts Svitlana Nianio & Oleksandr Yurchenko. Though the duo have worked separately both in bands and as solo artists, Znayesh Yak? Rozkazhy (Know How? Tell Me) is their most realised collaboration. The sound is disconcerting and atmospheric soundscapes topped off with operatic vocals that recall Liz Fraser. One for fans of Dead Can Dance and Nico. 

The Necks
Three

New work from the always fascinating and increasingly legendary Australian trio the Necks. Now existing for an incredible 33 years with exactly the same line up, the band blend piano, drums and bass into a cathartic improvised sound that is like longform improvised minimalist jazz... but much more interesting than I've made that sound. Three is their first album since they performed 135 feet underground at a Polish salt mine.   

Helicon
This Can Only Lead To Chaos

The title alone says all you need to know about where Helicon are coming from with their second LP. Yes it's the mess everything is in. Helicon have turned their external anger into a rebellious album which questions what the hell is going on and why is it happening and what we can do about it whilst at the same time giving listeners some escapism with some kraut rock heavy on the synths and guitars. Seriously pissed off but seriously good. 

Karkhana
Bitter Balls

Karkhana are a supergroup from the Middle-East made up of members from Dwarfs Of East Agouza, A-Trio, Konstrukt, Chicago Tentet, Land Of Kush and a few other bands. Among their contemporary and oriental free jazz, western improvised prog rock and electric and acoustic sounds, they are also known to play ‘distorted unrock’, which sounds like a beautiful thing, doesn’t it? Bitter Balls is their latest album.

Tycho
Simulcast

Following the release of his acclaimed fifth studio album Weather last year, Tycho - a.k.a. American musician and composer Scott Hansen - re-works the previously vocal-led tracks as instrumentals. Wringing new drops of originality from familiar material, Simulcast is another example of Tycho’s restless creativity. 

Various
A Band For All Seasons: Songs from the Seasons of Love 1966-1969

A Band For All Seasons: Songs from the Seasons of Love 1966-1969 is a 4CD set covering the life of the first wave of psychedelic music from the 1960s. It is an expanded version of the 3LP set on Fruits De Mer, The Three Seasons. Artists include The Electric Prunes, Chad & Jeremy, The Pretty Things and much more.
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Pefkin
Celestial Navigations

As one half of Electroscope and as a solo artist, Gayle Brogan has been a key figure in the British experimental music scene for nearly three decades. Her latest album under her Pefkin moniker, Celestial Navigations, consists of five spacious tracks that came about when Brogan was asked to play the Øy Festival on the Scottish island of Papa Westray back in 2018. 
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Molchat Doma
Этажи

Translated as ‘Houses Are Silent’, Belarussian trio Molchat Doma built on their local reputation in 2018 with the release of their second album Etazhi (its Anglicised title), which performed impressively on YouTube and Bandcamp. Dealing in a Depeche Mode-esque mixture of post-punk, new wave and synth-pop, the album now finds a wider release on Sacred Bones. 
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Close Lobsters
Post Neo Anti (Arte Povera In The Forest Of Symbols)

As absolutely incredible it is to have Close Lobsters back I'm not feeling that artwork... and the title is certainly a mouthful but it's the sounds inside that count. The band first came to prominence on the legendary C86 album and their jangly indie-pop went down well on both sides of the atlantic ocean. There have been reformations over the years but (deep breath) Post Neo Anti (Arte Povera In The Forest Of Symbols) is their first album since 2009. 

Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes
What Kinda Music

Tom Misch is a singer, guitarist and violinist. Yussef Dayes is a drummer. They come together on What Kinda Music mixing electronica, avant-garde jazz and hip hop. They first met at the launch for Misch’s Geography album, but Misch had been an admirer of Dayes before that. They hit it off, realising they could push each other to become better. This is the result of all that pushing.
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Vatican Shadow
Opium Crop Airstrikes

First-time vinyl edition of a now sought after 2019 cassette release from Dominik Fernow (Prurient, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement) operating under his Vatican Shadow handle. A further ode to the late Muslimgauze and a masterclass in the generation and maintenance of atmospheric terror and dread. These never hang about for too long - you know the drill.

El Michels Affair
Adult Themes

Big Crown Records presents the first album of original compositions from El Michels Affair in 15 years. On Adult Themes, the band’s founder Leon Michels (with help from The Shacks’ Shannon Wise) quickly re-establishes the group’s sophisticated ‘cinematic soul’ aesthetic that they laid down way back in 2005.  
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33EMYBW
Arthropods

Featuring extra remixes from the likes of Lechuga Zafiro, Ikonika, and Hakuna Kulala’s Don Zilla, Arthropods from 33EMYBW makes its debut on a physical format following its debut in 2019 around the time of her appearance at Poland’s Unsound festival. Full of futuristic, intricate electronica and quaking beats. 
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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. 
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Thomas Köner
Motus

Not seen the name Mille Plateaux bandied about much of late (or am I not paying enough attention?). The latest album from Thomas Koner appears on the legendary imprint and as you may suspect is a collection of splintered and near undanceable electronic music. Koner experiments in producing music free of rhythm and timing and wonders aloud whether anyone could ever dance to this. 

Vladislav Delay
Rakka

Having recently worked on the soundtrack for The Revenant and collaborating with Sly & Robbie, Vladislav Delay (Chain Reaction, Mille Plateaux, Raster-Noton etc.) returns with his first solo record for half a decade. Rakka is a series of dark, brutal noisescapes, inspired by Sasu Ripatti's time recently spent in the Arctic Circle and the harsh realities of survival in extreme situations. 
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