Bestselling vinyl, CDs and tapes this week

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Joe Hisaishi
Spirited Away (Soundtrack)

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Ian Boddy
Axiom

Ian Boddy is a veteran experimental electronic musician and founder of the DiN record label. His new album, Axiom, features many of the musical influences from his forty years in the business such as the Berlin School / Tangerine Dream, sub-bass, orchestral strings and synthwave. LP is limited to 250 copies, CD is limited to 500 copies. On DiN.

Mumford & Sons
Delta Tour Live EP

Chart-topping banjo-botherers Mumford & Sons release a six-track EP on 12” vinyl documenting the mammoth world tour behind their fourth studio album ‘Delta’, an LP which was released back in 2018. Contains a rousing rendition of ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ - by, obviously, The Beatles - taped in London, where that sort of thing tends to happen.

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.

Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

Following the sad passing of Mark Hollis earlier this year we all collectively turned back towards the impressive career arc of his band Talk Talk. Referenced less was his self-titled solo album released in 1998. It didn't help that the record was out of print at the time, but this re-issue is a chance to wallow again in the intimate grooves of a record that was initially intended to be released under the Talk Talk moniker. It is a gorgeous thing, full of woodwind, jazz-inflected drumming, pastoral guitar and Hollis's fascinating, mumbling verse. So quiet that you can hear the squeak of the musicians' chairs. Essential. 

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.  

Bon Iver
Bon Iver

It's probably safe to say that you won't be seeing Justin Vernon playing his debut For Emma, Forever Ago in its entirety in concert anytime soon as the Wisconsin based artist tends to move on drastically from every release. Indeed this self titled follow up to his now legendary debut changed his musical map completely. This time lots of musicians (including saxophone ace Colin Stetson) were brought in to flesh out his sound resulting in a completely different imprint which is either a bold step forward or a cluttered mess depending on how attached you were to his first record. 

Robbie Basho
Visions of the Country

In 1978 Robbie Basho released the legendary Visions of the Country. Coming relatively late in a career which saw him, alongside John Fahey, develop the 'American Primitive' guitar tradition, Visions of the Country is a remarkable album filled with spirit, emotion, and ruggedness. The guitar playing is raw and intense, and his singing is just breathtaking. A marvel. 
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Wu-Tang Clan
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Do you want me to introduce this record to you? Really? Because if you don’t yet know what happens when you Enter The Wu Tang, you should probably just buy this on sight. For existing Wu-Tang Clan fans, this is the classic debut reissued, pretty crucial for your collection.
  • Vinyl LP (19075883381)
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Teleman
Brilliant Sanity

Seeking out the art of the perfect pop song, Teleman’s second album Brilliant Sanity captures some of the joy that went into the creation of the music. Well honed and impeccably played, featuring the four piece, with brothers Tommy and Johnny on vocals, guitar and synth  drummer Hiro Amamiya and Pete Cattermoul on bass. On vinyl and CD.

Parquet Courts
Human Performance

Brand new music from Parquet Courts, New York’s much-loved indie-punks. Human Performance is a smooth evolution of their sound, as accessible as anything they’ve yet produced, but without losing any of the edge. CD and LP editions available, with the vinyl coming in a gatefold LP with an art booklet. On Rough Trade.

Radiohead
OK Computer - OKNOTOK 1997-2017

If you happen to be a fan of this album then here’s something you might want to get your mitts on. The whole album remastered plus the B sides from the singles of the time plus the holy grail for Radiohead fans,  three unreleased and long sought after tracks dug out of the vaults. All formats have all the bonus stuff on so if you miss out on the opaque blue vinyl you are still ok (computer).  

Radiohead
OK Computer

OK Computer is Radiohead's third album. Originally released in 1997, following on from their second LP, The Bends, was always going to be a tall order, but they did it all right! A '90s classic that is still recognised by millennials for songs such as 'Paranoid Android', 'Karma Police' and 'Airbag'.

Phoebe Bridgers
Stranger In The Alps

We've already had Sinatra's Strangers in the Night now US singer songwriter Phoebe Bridgers brings us Strangers in the Alps. This is her first record for Dead Oceans following on from a 7" on Ryan Adams label Pax Am and has also been on the advert for the I Phone singing 'Gigantic' by the Pixies.   
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Parquet Courts
Wide Awake!

Here they come again with their fifth album which is produced by none other than Danger Mouse. This is another bold and groundbreaking work that benefits from full band arrangements with the group playing with their usual true punk rock passion. More confident with each release this is set to be their biggest missive yet. 

Michael Kiwanuka
KIWANUKA

Just to make absolutely sure that you know it’s him, Michael Kiwanuka has gone for his own (sur)name as the title of his third studio LP. KIWANUKA sees the singer tripping down a bit of a psychedelic soul route - tracks like ‘You Ain’t The Problem’ are shimmering What’s Going On-type things that coalesce around Kiwanuka’s poised, soulful singing. Dangermouse and Kiwanuka’s longtime ally Inflo are the producers.

Neu!
Neu!

Neu! is the legendary project of former Kraftwerk members  Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger where they turned repetitive krautrock into an artform and subsequently influenced almost everybody (including David Bowie and Radiohead). It was on this album that Dinger invented the 'motorik' drum beat, the distinctive rhythm of which would be heard on many a record in the future.   

Bon Iver
For Emma, Forever Ago

For Emma, Forever Ago is the 2007 debut album by Bon Iver, who at the time consisted solely of Justin Vernon. After his band DeYarmond Edison split, and he’d suffered a bout of serious illness, he set off for a cabin in the woods to write and record the album. The resulting recording is now a firmly established classic and appeared at the top of many critics ‘best of’ lists at the end of 2007.

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.

John Frusciante
The Empyrean (10 Year Anniversary Issue)

The last Frusciante reissue we got in - 2005's 'Curtains' - ended up being our surprise best seller of 2019, such is the almost cult-like devotion his solo work enjoys and the sheer demand for it on vinyl. Originals of 2009's 'The Empyrean' sometimes fetch similarly silly prices over on Discogs, and so we're expecting this latest reissue - featuring contributions from Jonny Marr and RHCP bandmate Flea - to fly off the shelves too. Be quick!
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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.. 

Broadcast
The Noise Made By People

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

Embryo
Opal

Another re-issue from Embryo the German jazz/world fusion band who expanded minds in the early 1970s. This was their debut album released in 1970 which caused none other than Miles Davis to describe them as "crazy creative musicians playing really weird stuff". Forget your kraut rock jams, this is heavy psychedelia and exploratory jazz-rock with eastern themes. 
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Kelly Lee Owens
Inner Song

'Inner Song' is the long-awaited second album from Welsh musician Kelly Lee Owens. Arriving three years on from her excellent self-titled debut - and album that made her one of the most acclaimed newcomers in electronica for years - 'Inner Song' is a more reflective creation than its predecessor. Across this album Owens moves between contemplative electronic ballads ala former collaborator Jon Hopkins, some textural synthetic experiments and harder techno tracks that verge on the Berlin sound of Ostgut Ton.

Jeff Buckley
Grace

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OSEES
Protean Threat

Actually, unlike the regular adage, there are THREE certainties in life: death, taxes, and a new Thee Oh Sees album every year. On top of an LP as part of a new group called Bent Arcana, it’s clear that not even lockdown can stop John Dwyer from his furious creative output. For their twenty-third studio record, Dwyer’s merry men undergo yet another slight name change in order to release 'Protean Threat' as OSEES. Fidgety funk, Devo-core, Krautrock and plenty of other styles are stripped for parts by the garage-psych luminaries here.

AK/DK
Shared Particles

If thumping, new wave, club-oriented music if your bag then look no further than AK/DK's third record 'Shared Particles'. Describing themselves as a 'chunkier Devo', this album looks to be full of arpeggiated synths and pumelling acoustic drums. Titular lead single 'Shared Particles' is a proper banger, too... Out on Little Miss Echo Recordings. 

Khruangbin
Late Night Tales

It’s Khruangbin’s turn to curate an edition of 'Late Night Tales', and their choices here are eclectic to say the least. Nigeria and Ethiopia are represented by Maxwell Udoh and Roha Band respectively, Spain gets a look in with Paloma San Basilio and we have hindi disco from Nazia Hassan. Fellow Texans, tejano singer David Marez and guitarist Kelly Doyle make an appearance whilst Khruangbin themselves turn in a cover of Kool & The Gang’s 'Summer Madness' - a track which is exclusive to this record. There is lots more too! It’s always good to know what music makes a band tick. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (ALNLP60)
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Talk Talk
Spirit Of Eden

Fashioned from innumerable improv sessions, 1988’s Spirit of Eden is where Talk Talk took an experimental turn and, in so doing, secured the legacy that lives on in bands such as Zelienople. Sprawled-out and unhurried song structures, a smattering of strange sound design, a wide instrumental palette, plenty of dynamics and space, Mark Hollis’ soulful and plaintive moans… come on, it’s a masterpiece.
  • Vinyl LP (5099932778717)
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The Black Keys
Brothers (Deluxe Remastered Anniversary Edition)

The Black Keys were relatively successful as a kind of run-of-the-mill blues-rawk band until they made 2010's 'Brothers'. The title refers to the duo's relationship - it had hit sticky times in preceding years, but they put all that in the past for this career-breakthrough LP, one recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals recording studio. Now for its ten-year anniversary you can buy it again - including on a 9 x 7" box set which will help your fitness levels as you get up and down from the sofa to change the record after every track.  
  • Vinyl 7" box set (0075597918816)
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Kendrick Lamar
GOOD KID, m.A.A.d CITY

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City was the major label debut from soon-to-be-pretty-big rapper Kendrick Lamar. It was an introduction in more ways than one as it was a concept LP about Lamar's upbringing in the 'hood. Lyrically complex with sub-plots and red herrings galore it featured a more subtle production that has often been seen in hip-hop with brooding instrumentals and deep atmospherics leading to both underground and commercial accolades.    

Pixies
Doolittle 25

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

David Bowie
★ (Blackstar)

David Bowie has another new album out! The mysteriously titled ★, which is less mysteriously known as Blackstar is his first new material since the weird single Sue (or in a Season of Crime) in 2014 and first album since the brilliant The Next Day in 2013. ★ is available on CD and on vinyl with some lovely die-cut packaging, and sounds like Bowie trying to perpetuate the avant-garde vibes of Scott Walker.

Michael Kiwanuka
Love & Hate

British singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka has made an album in Love & Hate that embraces the long playing format. It’s a dynamic, nuanced collection that will find you reaching for the headphones for its more intimate moments. Whilst his debut LP Home Again recalled the classic soul of Bill Withers and Otis Redding, Love & Hate expands on that base introducing psychedelic elements to its contemporary freeform feel. The album was produced by Grammy winning US producer Danger Mouse and up and coming UK producer Inflo.

Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Roc-A-Fella are reissuing some of Kanye West’s earlier albums. Here we have 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'. Originally released in 2010 featuring Monster as well as a huge swathe of guest producers and artists, including The RZA, Elton John, Raekwon, Alicia Keys, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, and Justin Vernon.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (2759493)
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Four Tet
Sixteen Oceans

Any new music from Kieran Hebden is a cause for celebration, particularly now that he’s in double figures for his albums as Four Tet. Set for release in a double-vinyl package via his own Text imprint, Sixteen Oceans includes the previously released singles ‘Teenage Birdsong’ and the Ellie Goulding-featuring ‘Baby’. 

Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela
Rejoice

Two long-time associates of the legendary Fela Kuti come together on Rejoice. Afrobeat drumming pioneer Tony Allen and the (now sadly departed) South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela got together in 2010 when their touring schedules allowed, with the unfinished sessions laying in an archive until last summer when producer Nick Gold applied the finishing touches. 

Fiona Apple
Fetch The Bolt Cutters

'Fetch The Bolt Cutters' is the fifth studio LP by Fiona Apple. Apple doesn’t release albums very often - 'Fetch The Bolt Cutters' has been in the works for five years and is her first full-length release in eight years. Judging by the great critical acclaim that has greeted the record upon its release (it received a perfect score from none other than Pitchfork) it seems that Apple spent her time well here. The chat surrounding ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’ has centred on a few main topics: Apple’s daring choice to base many of the songs around found-object ‘percussion orchestras’; the way she has made tracks that are at once deeply emotive and also strangely humourous; the frank discussions of assault, trauma and her struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that crop up in the lyrics. People call her a singer-songwriter, but in truth 'Fetch The Bolt Cutters' sounds like nothing else you’ve ever heard. 

IDLES
Ultra Mono

Following their breakout into wider mainstream consciousness with 'Joy As An Act Of Resistance' back in 2018, beloved Bristolian post-punk outfit IDLES reveal their third studio album. Entitled 'Ultra Mono', this record finds the band bringing in hip-hop production aesthetics by working with Kenny Beats. But staunch punk heads need not fret - this is as scathing and vitriolic in its politics as the band’s previous work.

Tiña
Positive Mental Health Music

Another fantastic discovery from Dan Carey’s Speedy Wunderground, Tiña’s debut album Positive Mental Health Music has the auspicious honour of being the first ever long-player to be released on the label. Spearheaded by the fine singles ‘I Feel Fine’ and ‘Dip’ and boasting lead singer Josh Loftin’s cathartic songwriting, the South London outfit’s debut is meticulous and inventive. 

Nina Simone
I Put A Spell On You

'I Put A Spell On You', by - of course - Nina Simone, was released in 1965, just four months before her next album 'Pastel Blues'. This LP is packed with Nina Simone classics, such as the title track (her version of the Screaming Jay Hawkins classic) and one of her most famous songs, ‘Feeling Good’. Seriously, who doesn't love this record?

Thelonious Monk
Palo Alto

Impulse! presents Palo Alto, a previously unreleased live recording by legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, from a concert in October 1968 that came about in curious circumstances. Organised by a student at the Californian college town’s high school named Danny Scher and hosted in the school’s parking lot, it features Charlie Rouse on tenor saxophone, Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums. 

Jonathan Richman
I, Jonathan

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Billy Nomates
Billy Nomates

The best thing to come out of Melton Mowbray since the pork pies is Billy Nomates - a one-woman whirling dervish of a poet, singer, activist and artist. Her sound comes across something like a cross between Kate Tempest and Sleaford Mods. She spits out bitter, angry and funny diatribes over pop-friendly post-punk and lo-fi art rock. Jason Williamson guests. 

Nina Simone
Pastel Blues

'Pastel Blues' by Nina Simone was originally released in 1965. The most notable tracks bookend the LP - opener ‘Be My Husband’, sparsely produced with just voice, handclaps and hi-hat, and the classic closing track ‘Sinnerman’. Alicia Keys counts 'Pastel Blues' among her favourite ever albums, and I'll wager she's not the only one.

The Reds, Pinks and Purples
You Might Be Happy Someday

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Autechre
SIGN

SIGN is album number fourteen by Rochdale’s finest, Autechre. The revered electronic duo seem to have kept this one well under wraps. However, according to some things they have said on online, this looks like it’s the first of two new albums they have completed in recent months. Keep yer eyes peeled!

David Bowie
Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold The World)

50 years ago, The Man Who Sold The World by David Bowie was released in the USA. To celebrate Parlophone are reissuing the album under its original title, Metrobolist. It was the first album by David Bowie to feature guitarist Mick Ronson. It has been remixed by its original producer Tony Visconti, although he left the track ‘After All’ alone as it couldn’t be improved upon. 
  • Vinyl LP (0190295198787)
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Ø (Mika Vainio)
Kiteet

This is the latest release in a series of albums dedicated to showcasing the archival material of the late Finnish electronic musician and half of the legendary duo Pan Sonic - Mika Vainio. 'Kiteet' was originally recorded in 1997 as a commission for the Snow Crash exhibition under the moniker Ø, but never actually released for that show. On this new edition, three tracks are previously unreleased. 

The Specials
More Specials (40th Anniversary Edition)

More Specials is the second album by Coventry ska legends The Specials. It was originally released in 1980. The 40th anniversary version of the album has been half-speed mastered at Abbey Road and is split across two 45rpm LPs for optimum sound quality. Includes the singles Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think), Do Nothing and Stereotype.
  • Vinyl Double LP (5060516095698)
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Jane's Addiction
Ritual de lo Habitual

Originally released in 1990, 'Ritual De Lo Habitual' was the second studio LP from alternative rock favourites Jane’s Addiction, and the last before their initial break-up. Boasting hit singles in the shape of ‘Stop!’ and ‘Been Caught Stealing’, it raced to half a million sales. It’s now presented on double vinyl for its 30th anniversary. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (0603497846191)
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Smashing Pumpkins
CYR

Smashing Pumpkins are back with their 11th album, CYR. It’s a 20-track double album, too, so plenty to get yer teeth into! The current line-up features the only constant member Billy Corgan along with founding members James Iha on guitar and bass and Jimmy Chamberlin on drums, along with Jeff Schroeder who has been with the band since 2007. 
  • CD (0810016762683)
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Keeley Forsyth
Photograph

Keeley Forsyth's 'Debris' was one of the suprise breakouts from 2019. Originally an actor who has appeared in programs such as 'Happy Valley', 'Luther' and 'The Casual Vacancy', her debut album was an honest and brooding work, quietly magisterial, with comparisons made to Scott Walker, Joni Mitchell, and Arthur Russell. 'Photograph' is the follow-up release to 'Debris', a 4-track EP that "takes two steps on from 'Debris'’ electronic closer ‘Start Again’". Out on The Leaf Label. 
  • Vinyl 12" (DOCK74)
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Late Night Final
A Wonderful Hope

Late Night Final is J. Willgoose from hauntological space-rockers Public Service Broadcasting. During lockdown, with PSB recording sessions on hold and without access to his usual gear, Willgoose found a bunch of synths, assorted other bits/bobs, and began making new music. 'A Wonderful Hope' began life as an ambient album and grew from there. Notable influences are Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and KLF’s classic 'Chill Out' album. 
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Goldie
Inner City Life 2020

Regularly hailed as one of the greatest jungle tracks of all time, Goldie marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the release of his seminal 1995 hit ‘Inner City Life’ with an EP of remixes. The original track is remastered here, and 'Inner City Life 2020' also includes reworkings from Binary State and drum’n’bass maestro dBridge on top of a soulful jazz interpretation.
  • Vinyl 12" (LMS5521380)
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Various
CUBA: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1

'CUBA: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1' is an album compiled by DJ, broadcaster and label-owner Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker of Soul Jazz Records. This LP documents the eclectic mix of music that came out of Cuba in the ‘70s. Jazz, funk, Brazilian Tropicalia, disco and more melded with Latin and Salsa to create a new Cuban sound during the period.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (SJRLP461)
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Sturgill Simpson
Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1

Modern country music hero Sturgill Simpson is highly regarded in his field for his willingness to bring elements such as psychedelia and hard rock into the sacred realm of country music. Unfortunately he contracted coronavirus, but whilst recovering from the virus he started to play around with more traditional forms of music. 'Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1' sees Simpson, backed by some of Nashville’s best musicians, reworking selections from his back catalogue in a bluegrass style.
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Therapy?
Troublegum

‘Troublegum’ was the fourth LP by Irish alternative metalers Therapy? It was originally released in 1994. After gradually growing a cult following, filling a hole left by grunge, this album catapulted them into the mainstream. ‘Troublegum’ includes the catchy singles ‘Screamager’, ‘Trigger Inside’ and ‘Nowhere’. The LP also includes a cover of the Joy Division classic ‘Isolation’. 
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2786)
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The Bug ft Dis Fig
In Blue

The product of nearly two years’ worth of remote creative exchanges after Kevin Martin (a.k.a. The Bug) stumbled upon Felicia Chen’s distinctively nocturnal vocal style as Dis Fig, 'In Blue' represents something of a change of tone for both artists. Known for their futuristic anarcho-dub soundscapes and walls of noise respectively, The Bug and Dis Fig embrace sensuality here.

Viagra Boys
Welfare Jazz

Inspired by a nightmare that lead singer Sebastian Murphy had where all his family and friends hated him, Swedish post-punks Viagra Boys lash out at themselves as well as the world around them on their latest album 'Welfare Jazz'. Channelling the unruly spirits of Iggy Pop, The Birthday Party and Fat White Family, it’s another thrillingly unhinged experience. 
  • Vinyl LP (YR0123LPX)
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Various
Pop Ambient 2021

With ‘Pop Ambient 2021’, the Kompakt label marks twenty-one years of its 'Pop Ambient' compilation series, curated by the imprint’s founder Wolfgang Voigt in the name of creating perfect soundtracks for the post-clubbing comedown hours. As ever, it contains a list of established favourites and newcomers, including Yui Onodera, Blank Gloss, Thore Pfeiffer and many more. 

100 gecs
1000 gecs and The Tree of Clues

100 gecs are a duo that seem to be ahead of their time. For one thing, 100 gecs made this Norman Records™ description writer feel old by playing their first gig from inside the video game 'Minecraft'. They also embarked on two tours at the same time (?!). '1000 gecs and The Tree of Clue' follows up 2019's '1000 gecs' (I hope you are following this at the back) and featured collaborations with the likes of Fall Out Boy, Tommy Cash and Hannah Diamond.   
  • Vinyl LP (0075678647048)
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Busta Rhymes
Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God

Busta Rhymes’ first studio album in eight years, ‘Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God’ is intended as a sequel to his 1998 LP ‘E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front’. Featuring heavyweight guest spots from Anderson .Paak, Mariah Carey and Kendrick Lamar among others, this is a welcome return to one of hip-hop’s most famous names.

Mumford & Sons
Delta Diaries

'Delta Diaries' is a souvenir commemorating Mumford & Sons’ huge world tour behind their 2018 album ‘Delta’. A CD featuring ten tracks recorded at various stops on the tour. Comes with a hardback book featuring photographs, set lists and liner notes of the group’s memories of the tour, which will doubtless be incredibly interesting and not self-indulgent in the slightest - much like their music.

Astralasia and Friends
The Darkest Voyage

With proceeds going to the Red Cross, the Fruits De Mer label presents a six-CD box set of remixes and re-imaginings from Astralasia by friends of the band and the label. All kinds of music are present on ‘The Darkest Voyage’ - prog, ambient, spoken word and so on - rendered by artists including Us And Them, Black Tempest and a certain Maxine Peake.
  • CD box set
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Django Django
Glowing In The Dark

Scottish clever-clogs Django Django have long followed their nose with regard to their music, pushing the sound into new and exciting shapes. Their latest album 'Glowing In The Dark' is all about escape and uses squelchy synths, live drums and churning bass lines to create vibrant modern pop music. Certainly lyrically and music, 'Glowing In The Dark' is aiming to take the listener somewhere else other than 2020 drudgery/misery.  
  • Vinyl LP (BEC5676753)
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Masonna
Freak

Originally released in 1995 in a microscopic run of cassettes - and thus eye-wateringly rare - Japanese noise musician Maso Yamazaki reissues the Masonna album ‘Freak’ on vinyl via Urashima. An outstanding work, it’s an all-encompassing sonic assault of processed/screamed vocals and electronic noise.
  • Vinyl LP (Uma145)
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Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans
The Lodge (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans’ brilliant score for 2019 psychological horror movie ‘The Lodge’, presented on frosted clear vinyl. In contrast to the dissonance of previous soundtracks the pair have made together - ‘The Gift’ and ‘The Autopsy Of Jane Doe’, for instance - this score makes use of space and is all the more unsettling for it.
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Mush
Lines Redacted

Not letting the lockdown slow them up in any way, Leeds art-rock outfit Mush announce the release of a second LP in the space of twelve months. ‘Lines Redacted’ marks a slight evolution from 2020’s debut ‘3D Routine’ - the humour is a lot more biting and cynical, influenced by the horrors and pessimism of the year that preceded it.
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Steve Earle & The Dukes
J.T

Alternative country music veteran Steve Earle poignantly pays tribute to his son here, the late Justin Townes Earle who passed away in August 2020 at the age of just 38. ‘J.T’ sees Earle and his backing band The Dukes cover ten tracks from his son’s back catalogue, plus an original he penned himself shortly after Justin's death.
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Nils Frahm
Tripping With Nils Frahm

Responsible for eleven acclaimed studio albums in a career spanning over more than a decade, ‘Tripping With…’ is German contemporary classical composer Nils Frahm’s first live LP. Recorded in December 2018 at Berlin’s Funkhaus and filmed by director Benoit Toulemonde, the results are released on double-LP via Erased Tapes.
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Modern Technology
Service Provider

An album to make you think, dance and get righteously angry all at the same time, Modern Technology’s debut album ‘Service Provider’ crashes out of the speakers with intent. The stripped-down, amped-up bass, drums and vocals combination is even more gleeful and on-point than the duo’s 2019 EP. Killer sludgy UK noise rock recorded by Wayne Adams of Petbrick / Big Lad and Mastered by James Plotkin.

Kenny Larkin
Azimuth

Necessary reissue of Kenny Larkin's 1994 Detroit techno classic, originally released on Warp. 'Azimuth' was his debut album, released a year prior to 'Metaphor' on R&S and subsequent albums for Peacefrog and Planet E. It cemented Larkin as a truly unique voice within the Motor City's strong electronic music heritage, and simply oozes soul and emotive machine funk from every groove. Long out of print and in demand, this new edition has been remastered from original sources and DATs and includes a 10" with bonus tracks 'Wondering' and 'Q (Right Brain Mix)' which were originally only available on a limited edition bonus 7". Essential must have for all true Detroit techno fiends.
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Ghosteen

Ghosteen is the new album from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the first since the heart-breaking Skeleton Tree in 2016. Recorded in Brighton, Los Angeles and Berlin, Cave says of the album that the songs on the first record are children and the songs on the second record are the parents. It seems he’s thought about it, anyway. 

Keleketla!
Keleketla!

Originally established as an international collaboration project between Coldcut and a selection of South African musicians, Keleketla! includes a dizzying number of star names who forged the material over sessions in London and Johannesburg, including new British jazz figurehead Shabaka Hutchings and the late Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen.

Rex Orange County
Apricot Princess

As you’d guess from the moniker, Rex Orange County is a bloke from Surrey - namely, multi-instrumentalist and Tyler, the Creator collaborator Alex O’Connor, not yet one-and-twenty but already singing about “flying back to LA” and needing “insurance on my emotions / I can’t get hurt again”. And this self-released LP is a jazzy collection of his crooning, potty-mouthed neo-soul and funky hooks.

Harmonia
Complete Works

Sadly (and inadvertently) timed to coincide with the death of core member Dieter Moebius, we have here the Complete Works of Harmonia. That’s a whole five albums by the pioneering komische-electronicists, including a live album and Tracks And Traces, their collaboration with Brian Eno. Grand deluxe vinyl box-set with all the trimmings.
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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. 

Sun Ra Arkestra
Swirling

Jazz legend Sun Ra died in 1993. Following a spell under the leadership of John Gilmore, his Sun Ra Arkestra has been led by free jazz whizz Marshall Allen. Swirling is the Arkestra’s first new album since 1999’s Song For The Sun. Reworkings of classics such as ‘Angels And Demons At Play’, ‘Satellites Are Spinning’, ‘Door Of The Cosmos’ and ‘Rocket No. 9’ are blended with some more obscure deep cuts and are intended to bring joy to a troubled world.

cleopatrick
hometown

They've been friends since four years old these two (see pic). Plenty of time to get a thing going together with their music, something exemplified by this single on which they make a right old grunge racket but don't forget to add melody and emotion to the mix. "Abrasive honesty" is what cleopatrick call it. 'hometown' has amassed sixty-million streams - that's a lot of hurting ears. 
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Foo Fighters
Medicine at Night

A quarter of a century into their glittering career, Foo Fighters show no signs of letting up. ‘Medicine At Night’, their tenth studio album, packs nine powerful tracks into an economical thirty-seven minutes. Dave Grohl describes the album as boasting “amplified grooves”, which is the bare minimum you'd expect from a Foo Fighters album really...
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