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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.

Angel Olsen
All Mirrors

On her fourth album, All Mirrors, Angel Olsen shows us her darkest side. Its introspective nature was an important step for Olsen. Through its brooding tones and lyrics she tells us about learning to trust yourself and move on, find peace in your own company. Valuable lessons, perhaps. On Jagjaguwar.

OCS
Live In San Francisco

OCS. Oh Sees. Thee Oh Sees. All the same thing. This is OCS Live In San Francisco. This was originally released as a very limited 4LP set. Now we have a 2LP version which will be much easier to get your hands on. It is released via Rock Is Hell, a label which released some early stuff by Thee Oh Sees. 2LP on Rock Is Hell limited to 1700 copies.
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Thundercat
It Is What It Is

No McDonald and Loggins this time but Thundercat follows up the expansive, at times baffling 'Drunk' with another tour de force of his nimble-fingered funk, soul and hip-hop. Fifteen more tracks of blissful, laid back sunshine vibes topped off with his distinctive sweet vocals and virtuoso bass playing. He's roped in a tantalizing array of artists, here working with Childish Gambino, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil B, Zack Fox & Louis Cole. Four (count 'em) different vinyl versions to choose from at the time of launch. Released through Flying Lotus' esteemed Brainfeeder label (naturally). 

Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man
Out Of Season

For those of you hungry for more Portishead content I have some good news. In 2002 Beth Gibbons connected with Talk Talk's Paul Webb (here using the name Rustin Man) to produce 'Out Of Season'. It's a record that's much more indebted to folk and jazz than the trip hop Gibbons is known for, and alongside her recording of Górecki's 'Symphony No. 3', proves she's one of the most versatile vocalists alive.
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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. 

black midi
Schlagenheim

black midi are one of the most exciting acts to come out of...um....we presume London in some time. Signed to Rough Trade and fond of creating a enigmatic image,  this is their much anticipated debut. We at least have their names now (there's at least one double-barrelled in there) and we've been given the slither of info that this was recorded with Speedy Wunderground's Dan Carey. Could be one of the year's biggest new things.  

Mort Garson
Mother Earth's Plantasia

Mort Garson was a pioneer of electronic music in the 1960s and an early user of Robert Moog's synthesizer. 'Plantasia' released in 1976 added warmth to the previously darker and colder melodies of earlier electronic releases. By turn playful, surreal or sinister, this is a diverse collection of sounds from a true innovator.

Bill Callahan
Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest

Guess what? Bill Callahan got married....and fathered a child. Lovely news but what it has meant is that Bill's music has taken a back seat in recent years to the rigours and glories of family life. He's more that made up for it though with this 20 track album of new material. Don't panic though, not an endless double album these are short, sharp compositions exemplifying his songwriting talents.         

Aldous Harding
Designer

Aldous Harding’s critical and commercial acclaim really picked up following her last album, Party. She’s following it up with Designer. She recorded the album between Wales and Bristol with John Parish (PJ Harvey) and it includes guest appearances from H Hawkline and Sweet Baboo. LP and CD on 4AD.
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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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Yves Tumor
Heaven To A Tortured Mind

Heaven To A Tortured Mind is the fourth album by Yves Tumor, aka American experimental electronic producer, Sean Bowie (no relation). It is the follow-up to his critically lauded album from 2018, Safe In The Hands of Love, which was his debut for Warp. They thought it was so good that they’d let him make another, and we're delighted. I think It’s worth noting that he has also performed under the name Yvsie Ray Vaughan.

Peggy Gou
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) [Remixes]

Peggy Gou's It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) was without a doubt one of the best dance music tracks released in 2018. Here, she has asked three very different artists to take it to task. Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being, I:Cube and Jay Daniel have produced three remixes united only in their use of Gou's unbelievably catchy singing.
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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.

Craven Faults
Springhead Works

Like kraut rock made on the Yorkshire Moors. Thats what I personally said about the first Craven Faults record 'Netherfield Works'. This time these mysterious Yorkshire people are back with new works which will again appeal to fans of old dusty northern synths. Certainly the likes of Kieran Hebden, Dan Snaith and Gold Panda have been getting on board.  

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen)

Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen) contains four tracks from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' sublime Danish gig in October 2017. One track is from their most recent Skeleton Tree album whilst the other three come from elsewhere in the band’s illustrious back catalogue. 12” single on Bad Seeds Ltd.

Craven Faults
Nunroyd Works

These Craven Faults records have been...um.. faultless in their depiction of West Yorkshire as breeding ground for kraut rock and analogue synth experiments. I've regularly trudged the canal paths with them on my personal stereo. This third (final) instalment sees the project reach the cities where the vegetation gives way to post industrial wastelands and back gardens bedecked with white rose flags. Essential.    

Warm Digits
Flight of Ideas

Warm Digits is a lovely, comfortable, cosy name for a band, don’t ya think? The Newcastle-based duo return with Flight of Ideas. Bouncing synths, a blizzard of guitar and some day-glo jittering funk are topped off with guest vocals from Paul Smith of Maximo Park, The Lovely Eggs, The Orielles, Rozi Plain and Emma Pollock.

The National
High Violet (Expanded Edition)

High Violet is arguably the best album by The National. It was originally released in 2010 and has been expanded for this 10th anniversary edition. It’s spread over three LPs with the original album taking up the first records. The third LP is made up of alternate takes and live tracks that have never been released on vinyl before. Bloodbuzz Ohio, Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks and Terrible Love are among the tracks on this classic album.
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Rowland S. Howard
Teenage Snuff Film

Teenage Snuff Film was the first solo album by the legendary Rowland S. Howard. It was originally released in 1999.  There’s a cover of Billy Idol’s White Wedding and Bad Seed Mick Harvey contributes his instrumental talents. Of Course, Howard had a rich musical history behind him by this time with The Birthday Party, Crime & The City Solution, These Immortal Souls and various collaborations with the likes of Lydia Lunch and Fad Gadget. Reissue on Mute.

The Fear Ratio
They Can't Be Saved

Casual observers may not know the Fear Ratio but they are a collaboration between James Ruskin & Mark Broom both known for solo works and in collaboration with others. Together they make a sound which combines electronica, ambient and experimental works. Here on their third album they delve into broody dub landscapes and late night electronics as well as nod toward hip-hop and techno. Gonna be good we reckon.   
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Oxykitten
Attack of the Koala People

Oxykitten is the musical project of Justin Case, which I assume is a pseudonym, surely! Anyway, real name or not, the Toronto-based musician's Attack of the Koala People lands on Polytechnic Youth and flies in the face of serious music with some fun, yet minimal synth nuggets. Alos, the cover is a winner and it’s pressed on clear vinyl.
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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.

Jacaszek
Music For Film

Over his nearly two decade-long career, Polish songwriter and composer Michal Jacaszek has always dabbled in film soundtracks as well as his own material. His latest studio album, Music For Film, marks a natural intersection of these two preoccupations, put together and released as one single autonomic movement. 

The Heartwood Institute & Panamint Manse
Parapsychedelia

Parapsychedelia by The Heartwood Institute & Panamint Manse sees music inspired by the beautiful Cumbrian Lake District blend with music inspired by the dry heat of the Mojave Desert. Jonathan Sharp of The Heartwood Institute and Wayne P. Ulmer of Paramint Manse recorded their music in their isolated homes on either side of the Atlantic using analog synths, cassettes and treated samples, all inspired by a giant tome of parapsychedelia before exchanging ideas and remixing and altering and blending each other's ideas. 

Molchat Doma
С Крыш Наших Домов

Translated as ‘Houses Are Silent’, Belarussian band Molchat Doma made a serious splash with their 2017 debut album S Krysh Nashikh Domov (its Anglicised title). Dealing in a dark, Depeche Mode-esque mixture of post-punk, new wave and synth-pop, it now finds a wider release on Sacred Bones. 

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.
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Fire! Orchestra
Actions

A rare new interpretation of avant-garde composer Krzysztof Penderecki´s ‘Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra’, commissioned by Poland’s Sacrum Profanum festival in 2018 and performed by Mats Gustafsson and a drastically altered iteration of Fire! Orchestra. Actions is longer than Penderecki’s original score and takes liberties with it, injecting fresh perspective into a classic. 

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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Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Luciferian Towers

Post-rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor return to another world phase of political turmoil and humanitarian crisis, with a record of their usual oblique serenade. Following the format of the two records of their modern era, it features four songs in sum and continues to rebrand them as God's Pee (make it happen). Luciferian Towers is inspired by a long list of inequalities -- "an end to foreign invasions, borders, the dismantling of the prison-industrial complex, healthcare" -- and will likely factor in as much quiet meditation as it does grandiose rock action.

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.

Various
A Harbinger Sound Sampler

The fearsome Harbinger Sound label put together a compilation that captures the diversity and intensity of their current roster. A Harbinger Sound Sampler contains unheard tracks from Sleaford Mods, Consumer Electronics and Pain Jerk, as well as an astonishing array of angry, noisy and political tunes only available on double vinyl LP.
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Throbbing Gristle
Part Two The Endless Not / TG Now

Two Throbbing Gristle reissues in one package. Bundled together here are the band’s 2004 album, TG Now, their first since 1986, and their 2007 album Part Two: The Endless Not. The latter took the form of their classic 1978 album D.o.A: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle, with four of the tracks being recorded separately by each member of the band.
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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. 
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Rustin Man
Clockdust

It’s two albums in as many years now for Paul Webb, who records as Rustin Man and kept us waiting 17 years for 2019’s Drift Code. Originating from the same sessions, Clockdust sounds less dense and more atmospheric than its predecessor, taking inspiration from classic black-and-white movies. 

Interpol
Marauder

A baker’s dozen of tunes from the mid-2000s indie bands who have grown old with the most grace. Marauder’s lead single ‘The Rover’ kind of sounds like Preoccupations having a go at covering ‘Mr. Blue Sky’, and in its own way it’s a charming post-punk ditty. They should have really called it Our Love to Maraud, but then again Interpol are not a band famed for their sense of humour.

Flame 1 (Burial & The Bug)
Fog / Shrine

A new collaboration landing, between night bus mystery man Burial and bass-weight Skeng supremo The Bug! For many fans of the UK bass music scene, this will be the collaboration of their dreams, and these two tracks under their Flame 1 handle do not disappoint in the slightest. These dense, smoky, dubbed out and deeply atmospheric slo-mo steppers come via Pressure, a new label from Kevin Martin himself.
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Brigid Dawson & The Mothers Network
Ballet Of Apes

Brigid Dawson was once a member of Thee Oh Sees. Here she’s stepping out with a new gang - The Mothers Network. Ballet of Apes is their debut album. It was recorded in Brooklyn, San Francisco and Australia with a number of musicians, namely, Mikey Young of Total Control / Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Mike Donovan of Sic Alps, Shayde Sartin of The Fresh & Onlys and Fellow Oh Sees member Mike Shoun and Sunwatchers.

Kate NV
Room For The Moon

Kate NV is a Moscow-based producer, songwriter and composer with a background in post-punk. She was a member of Russian band ГШ, or GS for those who can’t read Cyrillic (like me!). Her latest album, Room For The Moon, follows-up  для FOR and sees her manipulated vocals woven into a fabric of xylophone, guitars, sax and synth. 
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Bushpilot
Already!

Bushpilot were a post-rock band from Leeds. They formed in 1993 and were heavily influenced by the likes of Can, The Fall, Slint, and Talk Talk. Already! Is the second in a series of reissues through God Unknown Records following Live From Brotherswater. They’re a band close to the heart of Norman Records as they feature someone called Phil on drums... 

Algiers
There Is No Year

Algiers hail from Atlanta, Georgia, apart from drummer, Matt Tong, who comes from Bloc Party. They mix disparate styles such as post-punk and gospel into one rocking sound. The band also take influences from non-musical sources such as southern Gothic literature and politics. There Is No Year is their third album.

Carla dal Forno
So Much Better

Australian singer/songwriter Carla dal Forno makes spooky, spacious music with a voice reminiscent of Nico. Following her atmospheric masterpiece You Know What It’s Like on Blackest Ever Black in 2016 she has released a couple of EPs. Now she has set up her own label, Kallista, for a new 7”, So Much Better. 
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Jon Brooks
How To Get To Spring

Jon Brooks, who is also known under the alias Advisory Circle who release records through Ghost Box, returns with How To Get To Spring, his fourth album for Clay Pipe Music. As the title suggests this album takes us out of winter and into spring with some beautiful sounds. Whilst this sound may be a little different for him, you may recognise some Advisory Circle influence poking through.
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Confidence Man
Does It Make You Feel Good? (Remixes)

Australian electro-pop heroes Confidence Man deliver a four-track EP on 12” vinyl of remixes of last year’s stand-alone hit, ‘Does It Make You Feel Good?’. The first side contains the Greg Wilson and Ché Wilson remix as well as the instrumental version, the reverse housing the instrumental remix by Mind Enterprises and the CC Disco + DJ Boring remix. 
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Coil
Astral Disaster Sessions Un/finished Musics Vol. 2

Late October 1998, spooky season, experimental legends Coil got together at Sun Dial studios in London. The sessions ultimately produced the album Astral Disaster. Astral Disaster Sessions Un/finished Musics Vol. 2 contains remixes, alternative versions and track that weren’t ultimately selected for the final album. Contains the first version of The Mothership.
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Islet
Eyelet

Islet are a Welsh trio who have been hoovered up by Fire for their third album (and first since 2013). Eyelet continues their foraging into the world of psychedelic experimental pop and electronica which draws early comparisons to the likes of Arthur Russell and Jenny Hval. The hills of Wales seem to be a rich source for this kind of hypnotic psych-rock and a wider distributions may fire (actually...seriously no pun intended) Islet into your living room. 

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
The Mosaic Of Transformation

The Mosaic Of Transformation is the eighth album by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. The composer and musician is a big hit around these parts, i.e. Norman Records. Her 2016 album Ears was awarded the coveted Norman Records Album of the Years and it’s follow-up, The Kid, received a 9/10 review from our Laurie. This time out, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has written and ode to electricity. Our hopes are high. 
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Thom Yorke
Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)

It's true then. Thom Yorke is soundtracking Luca Guadagnino's reimagining of the 1977 Dario Argento horror flick. And here is as much proof as you'd need. The soundtrack is a mix of score work, interludes and some actual normal songs featuring Thom singing. If you are a Radiohead fan you should be excited. If you are a fan of the horror genre you should also be excited.   

SWANS
leaving meaning.

leaving meaning. represents the start of a new era for Swans, after the group’s leader Michael Gira dissolved the line-up responsible for the triptych of stunning, epic records from 2012 to 2016. Now based around a rotating cast of former and new members of the group, they’ve produced an album which, at a brisk 93 minutes, isn’t quite as long as their recent works, but is sure to please fans nonetheless. 

David Sylvian
Dead Bees On A Cake [Expanded Edition]

Almost twenty years on from its 1999 release and David Sylvian’s Dead Bees On A Cake is still a contender for the best album-title of all time. The music’s not bad either. On his fifth solo LP, the former Japan frontman and Ryuichi Sakamoto collaborator opts for a breed of jazz-influenced folk-rock pitched somewhere between John Martyn and Tom Waits. This edition features four cuts that didn’t make the original track listing.
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The Cool Greenhouse
The Cool Greenhouse

Built around the vivid imagination and lyrics of Tom Greenhouse, The Cool Greenhouse releases its debut studio album. Produced by Phil Booth and with the benefit of a full band behind him, The Cool Greenhouse injects grand, pop-orientated visions into the framework of DIY indie, taking aim at British society and reactionary politics along the way. 

Thee MVPs
Science Fiction

Thee MVPs are a group from Leeds who all share the same house. They create loud, fast and noisy garage rock. They've supported the likes of Dead Meadow, Meatbodies, Ty Segall and Night Beats in addition to performing at high-profile festivals including SXSW and Levitation. Their music is influenced by Dinosaur Jr., Can, Sabbath, Hot Snakes, a whole host of psych, hip hop, post-punk, and garage punk plus labels as varied as Dischord, SST and Castle Face. 'Science Fiction' was mastered in Chicago by Shellac legend Bob Weston. This one certainly sounds like an exciting first record!
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Working Men's Club
Working Men's Club

Working Men’s Club have been earmarked as a band to keep an eye on for a good few months now. With a few singles under their belt, they are ready to unleash their eponymous debut album. Their music blurs the lines between indie, dance and techno. They have toured with the Fat White Family and even have a song which spells out their dislike of journalist Andrew Neil. 
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Porridge Radio
Every Bad

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

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. 

Ben Lukas Boysen
Mirage

Not, as I was hoping, an entire recreation of the 1982 Fleetwood Mac album but the latest opus from Berlin-based (where else?) composer Ben Lukas Boysen. His previous work Spells gained him lots of admirers including Jon Hopkins who remixed a track. Mirage is intended to do the opposite of the heavily programmed Spells and make an album where the human touch is visible. Like the title suggests, it is intended to be somewhat of an aural illusion to the listener. 
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The Other People Place
Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café

The long wished-for repress of Lifestyles of the Laptop Café finally materialises, fifteen years after the late James Stinson of Drexciya renown released the classic anonymously as the Other People Place on Warp. It’s a seamless, calming and moving piece of downtempo electronica that has become a key album in dance music history, and should well be a staple item in any home listening fan’s collection with its renewed availability.
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Huerco S.
For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)

Soft and soothing underwater ambient techno from one of the masters of the genre.  Huerco S. drops what could be a landmark missive that is sure to appeal to fans of Deepchord, Gas and Basic Channel. Delicious and serene sounds for your laid back summer listening.  Double vinyl only.   
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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’. 

Boards of Canada
Peel Session

Where were you in 1989? Personally, I wasn't born yet, but Warp Records were getting started in the People's Republic of South Yorkshire. One of the acts who helped define the ensuing three decades were Boards of Canada whose 1998 'Peel Session' is one of ten radio sessions being released by Warp to commemorate 30 years at the forefront of music. 
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Once & Future Band
Deleted Scenes

Channelling all the finest and most tasteful Seventies influences, from Bowie to the better end of prog-rock, and released on John Dwyer’s Castle Face imprint, Oakland’s Once & Future Band deliver a brand new studio album in Deleted Scenes. Recorded to magnetic tape, these songs sound truly unique! 

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.  

Kim Gordon
No Home Record

A new solo record from the iconoclastic Kim Gordon, co-founder of Sonic Youth and an acclaimed solo artist since their demise. No Home Record is preoccupied with the feelings of transience and displacement - both physical and spiritual - that go hand-in-hand with modern existence, and consists of nine tracks of exploratory alternative rock.

Erland Cooper
Hether Blether

Scottish multi-instrumentalist Gawain Erland Cooper releases the third instalment in a trilogy of LPs which are thematically informed by the geography and history of the Orkney Islands, where he grew up. Hether Blether takes the landscape of the islands as its inspiration, conjuring up a atmospheric mixture of words, imagery and sound. 

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. 

Bonny Light Horseman
Bonny Light Horseman

Bonny Light Horseman is a coming-together of three of the most talented folk musicians and writers of the last few years - namely, Anaïs Mitchell (writer of Broadway hit ‘Hadestown’), Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats, The Shins) and Josh Kaufman (who's played with the National). A performance at last year’s Eaux Claires festival snowballed into a full album collaboration. 
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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.

Soccer Mommy
color theory

Color Theory by Soccer Mommy (AKA Sophie Allison) is the follow up to 2018’s rather marvellous Clean. Here she lays herself bare to listeners through unflinchingly honest lyrics that detail her struggles with mental health and her family. It seems that writing about these issues has been a cathartic process for the resilient 22 year-old.
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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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Various
Strain Crack & Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List - Volume 1 (France)

You’ll probably know what the Nurse With Wound list is if you’ve taken even a passing interest in experimental music over the past few decades, but once more for good luck: Compiled by the three original members of the group (Steven Stapleton, John Fothergill, and Heman Pathak) back in the 70's, the list runs to hundreds of artists and has since become an encyclopedia for fans of the musical avant-garde. Now, more than four decades since the first version of the list emerged, Nurse With Wound mainstay Stapleton has got together a compilation based around it. Strain Crack & Break features a baker’s dozen of pieces composed by some of the list’s French entries. Igor Wakhévitch, Jacques Thollot and the late Pierre Henry are among Strain Crack & Break’s tracklist. Out through Finders Keepers.
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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.

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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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. 
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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.

Kelly Lee Owens
Inner Song

Inner Song is the long-awaited second album from Welsh musician Kelly Lee Owens, three years on from her excellent self-titled debut that made her one of the most acclaimed newcomers in electronica for years. A more reflective creation than its predecessor, it combines introspective songwriter with the inventive beat-making that she won so much love for. 
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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.

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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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.

Throbbing Gristle
Mission Of Dead Souls

Why does the name of this band still hurt my teeth?  This is the last live performance from Throbbing Gristle before their initial break up in the early 80's. The formats offered here have been unavailable for decades, so this is BIG. Mission Of Dead Souls is available on a limited edition white vinyl reissue LP and reissue CD, both released on Mute. 

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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Douglas Dare
Milkteeth

Milkteeth is the third album by accomplished musician, singer and songwriter Douglas Dare. Dare makes music that could be described as chamber pop and/or art pop. With the help of Tuung’s Mike Lindsay in the producer’s chair, his music has been stripped to just the necessary elements. You may know Douglas Dare from his tours with Erased Tapes label mate Olafur Arnalds or as his drag persona, Visa Reasons.

Bark Psychosis
Codename: Dustsucker

Following on from the re-issue of their classic 'Hex' here is a re-press of their much overlooked follow up 'Codename: Dustsucker'. Though at this point Bark Psychosis were really just frontman Graham Sutton this is a strong follow up retaining the same eerie late night atmospheres and adding in more obvious hints of shoegaze. Talk Talk's Lee Harris guests on an album that will appeal to fans of the late work of his band and that of Slowdive. 

Sleaford Mods
Eton Alive

The fifth studio album from never-knowingly-short-of-a-pun duo Sleaford Mods is on their own new 'Extreme Eating' label following a relatively brief sojourn with Rough Trade. Eton Alive is an aptly-titled affair in a year when which the actions of certain Old Etonians are in real danger of tearing the United Kingdom apart. Be assured that Sleaford Mods will have plenty to say on the subject of Brexit, austerity, and pretty much everything else related to the "shit pipe of this tatty civilisation" - all splurted out in their usual inimitable rattle-and-rant style.  

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. 

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.’.
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Keeley Forsyth
Debris

Keeley Forsyth is an Oldham-born actor-turned-musical artist with an exceptional, raw and emotional vocal delivery. You may have seen her in all sorts of things from Coronation Street to Luther, but these days it’s all about the music, which, in turn is mostly all about her voice, and for now her debut album, Debris. RIYL Scott Walker, Aldous Harding, Nico, Cat Power, PJ Harvey and stuff like that, really.

Bonobo
Linked

The evergreen Bonobo (aka Simon Green) anticipates a summer full of DJ sets with 'Linked', a club ready slow burner that is as atmospheric as any of his previous work. It follows 2017's Migration and 2019's fabric Presents compilation. Green is also responsible for the incredible photograph on the sleeve. It's a beautiful world isn't it?
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Desert Sessions
Vols. 11 & 12

Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), the master of 21st Century meaty-rock collaborations, hereby offers his joint effort with help from a handful of esteemed industry friends. Featuring appearances from members of likes of Warpaint, Scissor Sisters, ZZ Top and Royal Blood, this will mark the first Desert Session release in 16 years - but boy has it been worth the wait.

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!

The Blinders
Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath

Produced by the esteemed Rob Ellis, Fantasies of a Stay At Home Psychopath is the second studio album from Manchester-based alt-rock trio The Blinders. Following the underground success of 2018’s debut Columbia, which allowed them to obtain valuable support slots and tour hard, their sophomore doubles down on the political and melodic elements and makes The Blinders truly a band for our times. 
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Katie Gately
Loom

Dedicated to the memory of her mother, who passed away in 2018, experimental musician Katie Gately presents her second album Loom. With field recordings ranging from cut-up audio from her parents’ wedding to the sound of actual earthquakes, this beautiful album bears the profundity of permanent loss. 

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. 

Gazelle Twin
Pastoral

Gazelle Twin is an artist, musician, and uh.. Adidas model? Her new album Pastoral continues the fascination the current wave of English psychedelic musicians has with the English countryside and the rot within. These tales are told through twisted electronics and Gazelle Twin's own mangled vocals. 

Will Oldham
Songs of Love and Horror

Will Oldham yet again mines his own back catalogue this time as solo singer songwriter armed with just voice and guitar. It will be interesting to hear how everything sits in such an intimate setting. The album has also been made as a companion piece to a book of his lyrics which is about to be published. And as a plus point you get a nice picture of him with a dog on the cover. Woof woof!  
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Carla dal Forno
Look Up Sharp

Australian singer/songwriter Carla Dal Forno has often been compared to Nico for her vocal sound and delivery. Her music can be described as dream pop with a DIY aesthetic, but there's all sorts going on. Look Up Sharp is her second album and follow-up to You Know What It’s Like. This time she’s releasing it on her own label, Kallista.

Various
Daughters of Darkness

Soundtrack to the cult Belgian horror film Daughters of Darkness. According to film critic Geoffrey O'Brien it's one of the classier lesbian vampire films, which is no doubt why Lil Wayne sampled its soundtrack on 'Outstanding'. The album itself is some of François De Roubaix's best work, appropriately seductive and intriguing.

Vanishing Twin
The Age of Immunology

Vanishing Twin fuse ‘60s pop and electronic music in way similar to Broadcast et al. On The Age Of Immunology, their second full length, the band explore the full breadth of their sound by recording it in a variety of non-standard settings, including the Croatian island of Krk. Features some of the most vital flute interventions I've heard in years. On Fire.

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.

Richard Dawson
2020

Despite album artwork and a title that seem like they belong to an Ed Sheeran record, '2020' in fact belongs to the UK's other great singer songwriter slash troubadour. I am of course talking about the wonderful Richard Dawson, who has helped drag the UK folk tradition into 2020 and beyond. 

Fenella
Fenella

Fenella is a project from one Jane Weaver, one of the 21st century's most adept practitioners of psychedelia. Along with two of her bandmates, she has created a soundtrack for Marcell Jankovics’ 'Fehérlófia', a 1981 Hungarian animated film that is a perfect match for Weaver's brand of warm and colourful psychedelia.