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New in: Friday 22nd March 2019

The Claim
Boomy Tella

The Claim were part of the mid '80s Medway Scene (see also The Prisoners, Billy Childish and The Dentists) and this is a re-issue of their second album which originally emerged in 1988. Theirs was a mod-influenced pop that had serious repercussions on the sound of the young Blur. Here it is remastered and re-presented with liner notes by guitarist David Arnold.  
  • Vinyl LP (TURN64LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • CD (TURN64CD)

Mansun
Six

Could an album that covers sadism, scientology, and Winnie the Pooh be any good? That’s the question Mansun poses with their seminal (second, not 6th) album Six. We’ll let you be the judge. You can finally get your paws on a remastered release of this massive 1998 effort, which is pretty much the finest blueprint any late-stage progressive rock could ever ask for.
  • CD box set (KSCOPE545)
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  • Limited edition
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  • Vinyl Double LP (KSCOPE1066)
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  • Vinyl Double LP (KSCOPE1011)
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Snapped Ankles
Stunning Luxury

Following on from their rather good Come Play the Trees album, London avant groove-sters Snapped Ankles are back with an album that appears to be a concept album about the property industry. A record to soundtrack the constant threat of developers perhaps but these are fun guys with many moments of memorable scuzz under their belts and Stunning Luxury should see them develop further.
  • Vinyl LP (BAY113V)
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  • CD (BAY113CD)

Tom Zé
Estudando O Samba

Good pub quiz fact (if you're in a particular muso pub, that is) - Tom Zé was the first artist to sign to David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label. Zé’s career spans many decades, epochs and styles, but most of his fans can agree that 1976’s Estudando o Samba is one of the Brazilian’s finest hours. A kaleidoscopic mix of soul, samba, folk, funk and more, there’s good reason that this LP was included on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 best Brazilian records. Now Estudando o Samba has been reissued by the excellent Mr. Bongo.
  • Vinyl LP (MRBLP190)
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Zeitkratzer with Terre Thaemlitz
Deproduction Live

Terre Thaemlitz and Zeitkratzer, two noted and highly-respected names in experimental music. This release finds the Zeit guys meeting Thaemlitz on Terre’s terms, adapting and performing pieces from Deproduction with acoustic chamber instruments. Recorded live in Berlin last year, spreading over two CDs.
  • CD (ZKR024)
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The Caretaker
Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stages 4-6

Leyland Kirby a.k.a., The Caretaker draws to a close the long, difficult and peculiar project of analogising musically the onset of dementia. Derived as ever from those moth-eaten old ballroom samples, these last stages depict an unstoppable surrender to the advance of a barely differentiated sonic murk.
  • CD box set (HAFTW0406)
  • Limited edition

Jenny Lewis
On The Line

Where has Jenny Lewis been for the last five years since her 2014 album 'The Voyager'? Anyway, the good news is that the former Riley Kilo singer has this new album where she is backed by a cast of quite legendary musicians including Ringo Starr, Beck and Don Was. There's always one or two good things in a Jenny Lewis LP so it may well be worth the wait. 
  • Vinyl LP (0093624901181)
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  • Vinyl LP (0093624901464)
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These New Puritans
Inside The Rose

The twin brothers Barnett are back: it’s These New Puritans, joined by Graham Sutton (Bark Psychosis) David Tibet (Current 93) and a sizeable list of other chums. In the bobbing, neoclassical wave wake of 2014’s Field of Reeds, the band seem to have found their way into a more energetic, seething post-punk for this one.
  • Vinyl LP (4050538451887)
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  • CD (4050538451894)

Wallows
Nothing Happens

Nothing ever bloody happens does it? Well, I think Californian indie rockers Wallows are being a little disingenuous here. They’ve called their debut album Nothing Happens, but things like being lucky enough to release their own music - and on Atlantic Records no less - most definitely counts as something happening. It was produced by John Congleton and features a guest appearance from singer/songwriter Clairo.
  • Vinyl LP (0075678653988)
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  • CD (0075678654015)

New Order
Temptation

There have been other songs called 'Temptation' but the New Order one is surely the best. Released as a standalone single in 1982 it was the first music the band produced themselves. On this re-issue we get the full 12" version along with the full version of B side 'Hurt'. Both track have been remastered and 'Temptation' still sounds as thrilling and visceral as it did in 1982.    
  • Vinyl 12" (0190295665920)
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Lucy Rose
No Words Left

Don’t misinterpret the title: London-based Lucy Rose has loads of words left. Dozens of the things populate her new album, all carefully chosen, and achingly sincere. Rose’s various TV credits are a testament to her perceptive modern songwriting, but there lingers a dash of brooding, Mitchell-like troubadour folk in there as well.
  • Vinyl LP (COMM305)
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  • CD (COMM306)

Marscians
Your Eyes / Tallest Stories

A handsome lil' picture disk from Leeds' own Marscians (I'm not sure how to pronounce it either). On this double A side the band show off their vitality in striking technicolour style. The guitar tone on 'Your Eyes' is so bright that it's keeping Storm Gareth at bay and makes the band seem destined for a late afternoon slot on the UK festival circuit. 
  • Vinyl 7" (CPWM14)
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  • Limited edition

Avey Tare
Cows On Hourglass Pond

Clearly unwilling to be upstaged by Panda Bear, Avey Tare is going toe to toe with his Animal Collective buddy by also releasing a solo LP in early 2019. As with Tare’s 2017 album Eucalyptus, Cows On Hourglass Pond finds him drawing once more on AnCo’s golden mid-period. There’s plenty of Feels and Sung Tongs to this, and that’s something we should always be grateful for.
  • Vinyl LP (WIGLP447)
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  • CD (WIGCD447)

Swan's Chamber
Swan's Chamber

The eponymous Swan's Chamber is the work of one multi-instrumentalist called Taylor Ross. I'm no expert in classical music, but to my ears Ross has created an album of cheery and pleasant chamber music using the guitar, piano and recorded. Whether or not this is for you, I think we can all agree it's wonderful music like this still gets made.
  • Vinyl LP (LR146LP)
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Modern Nature
Nature EP

Modern Nature brings us members of Beak>, Mazes, Woods and Sunwatchers, working together to do make something new, and outside of those groups’ prime territory. The Nature EP is the exciting sound of a group of musicians figuring something out together, allowing us to hear things like the atmospheric spiritual drone-folk of the 12-minute track ‘Supernature’, for example. On Bella Union.
  • Vinyl 12" (BELLA899V)
New in: Thursday 21st March 2019

Theo Parrish / Marcellus Pittman
Essential Selections Vol. 1

Repress of this tough house collaboration. Detroit selector and house don Theo Parrish goes head to head with Motor City pal Marcellus Pittman. Their distinctive brands of soulful, melodic house are combined into three thoughtful and understated grooves. This Sound Signature release contains the warmest synth stabs you’ve ever heard!
  • Vinyl 12" (SS007)
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Zero Years Kid
Ongerijmde Rijmen

Very downtempo and psychedelic R&B from Zero Years Kid. Their debut album, Ongerijmde Rijmen has the Belgian and Irish duo having fun with their voices, as they do all manner of weird chopping, screwing and channel swapping. The lyrics express the pair becoming disillusioned with the world, a topic they tackle with levity and charm. 
  • Tape (ETXLP002)
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Theo Parrish / Marcellus Pittman
Essential Selections Vol. 2

Essential Selections Vol. 2 was originally issued way back in 2002, a time when Detroit heads Theo Parrish & Marcellus Pittman (spelled ‘Marsellus’ on some early pressings) were just starting to make a name for themselves. Obviously now both of them are massive, and as such this Sound Signature reissue acts as both a victory lap and a time capsule. The pair’s syrupy, percussion-heavy deep house style remains a languid joy.
  • Vinyl 12" (SSES2)
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Karl Fousek
In The Forest

In the Forest is David Hartt’s 2017 video portrait of an abandoned housing project in Puerto Rico. The film was soundtracked by none other than minimal Montreal modular synthesist Karl Fousek, here pressed on Malte Cornelius Jantzen’s Second Editions imprint. Fousek accompanies shots of concrete reclaimed by moss and other vegetation with bleeps, bloops and drones. Intriguing!
  • Vinyl LP (SE005LP)
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Daniel Schmidt
In My Arms, Many Flowers

There is very little in the way of recordings available of Daniel Schmidt’s works, but his gamelan compositions are sublime pieces which if you’re not careful will send you to sleep. Resonating percussive metals played with a Phillip Glass like repetition, but with a clear progression. In My Arms, Many Flowers boasts two studio tracks and two live tracks from 1978-1982. Seriously, don;t gamelan and drive.
  • CD (R17 CD)
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James Place
Still Waves To A Whisper

Rather dreamy and entrancing floor-fillers of dubby pads, lean bass, spoken-word samples, haunt-o-synths and spindly rhythms from New York’s James Place. Still Waves to a Whisper be his fourth release on the ever-colourful Umor Rex, coming in a nice sort-of-peach hue. Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri.
  • Vinyl LP (UR112LP)
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Andi Toma
Damn Luei Lit

Half of Mouse on Mars, Andi Toma, is doing the obvious thing when you need a break from your main project. Damn Luei Lit is a deep dive into an alien ethnography rendered in sound. Toma's work is mostly percussive, using strange tumbling rhythms to create a sense of the unknown and unfamiliar. Vitally the palette of the album is distinctly organic and alive sounding. On Infinite Greyscale.
  • Vinyl 10" (IGR13V)
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Deaf Center
Low Distance

Eight years after Owl Splinters the Norwegian two-piece made up of Miasmah records head Erik K. Skodvin (Svarte Greiner) and Otto A. Totland (Nest) return for their third full length album. Comparatively stripped back they once again show their skills at weaving mysterious and captivating electronics and ambient soundscapes which can both enthral and unnerve.
  • CD (sp 028-cd limited)
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  • Limited edition

Objekt
Objekt #4

The first release from TJ Hertz’s Objekt project since his debut full length Flatland in 2014, and the fourth installment in his self-titled white label series after #3 was released in 2013 on his own label. Dedicated to an apparently fictitious club in Berlin he channels its energy and the effect it had on him as an artist, trying to capture and recreate the energy it exuded.
  • Vinyl 12" (Objekt #4)
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Abul Mogard
And We Are Passing Through Silently

Abul Mogard does great stuff with his synthesiser(s), and And We Are Passing Through Silently presents a particular corner of his practice: his elaborate reworkings (to call them ‘remixes’ doesn’t feel quite right) of other people’s tracks. Aisha Devi and Becoming Animal are two of those who get the Mogard treatment, and the results are lush. Out on Houndstooth.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HTH108)
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  • CD (HTH108CD)

Sebastian Selke x Daniel Selke
Q3A

On Q3A the brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke ruminate on the political circumstance of their 1980s east German upbringing. They each take a side of the 7", Daniel using his childhood cello and synths, while Sebastian's is his first foray into solo work. The music itself is a drone that yearns for home, that is wistful, and is unromantic.
  • Vinyl 7" (OSCNO20)
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Various
Pantsula! - The Rise of Electronic Dance Music in South Africa, 1988-90

Pantsula! is the name of South Africa’s 80’s dance underground culture, which grew out from the bubblegum and US-style disco, taking those starting points into even more electronic territory. This Rush Hour compilation covers the crucial years 1988 to 1990, with artists like Jazino, Kakappa and Jivaro featured. CD and double LP editions.
  • Vinyl Double LP (RHMC 003)

MATstudio (Jonny Nash & SK U KNO)
MATstudio 1

If you’ve enjoyed Jonny Nash’s recent third ‘proper’ album, you might also benefit from a listen to MATstudio 1, an in-studio Dutch collaboration with SK U KNO. This album launches a new series from the Melody As Truth label in which artists work together in the studio for a time and then distill the results onto a vinyl LP.
  • Vinyl LP (MATSS-1)

DJ Nobu
On-Netoh EP

DJ Nobu takes a break from releasing on his own Bitta imprint to drop something through Rush Hour offshoot No ‘Label’ (Inga Copeland, Jamal Moss). This unfamiliar territory is not the only unusual thing about the On-Netoh EP. Take opening track ‘Zzzz’, an ecstatic drone that Nobu originally composed as ‘healing music’ for an ill friend of his. The other two tunes here are brooding, psychedelic minimal techno cuts of the kind one associates more closely with the Nobu name.
  • Vinyl 12" (RHD-035NOBU)
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Curt Cress
Dschung Tek

The ever reliable Music From Memory present a reissue of Dschung Tek by Curt Cress. Originally released in 1992, this six minute long electro workout that shows off the variety of Cress's abilities on the drums. It also shows off his interest in animal sounds. The reissue comes with three tracks not present on the original 12".
  • Vinyl 12" (MFM 038)
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Space Farm
Egyptology 0.5

Here we have Space Farm circa the mid-1990’s, when they were really feeling the Egyptian vibes. The tracks on Egyptology 0.5 were actually never originally released, which is wild when you hear the quality of the material. Rad slow-speed jams with thick synths, chunky percussion, and Arabic tones. Released now by Left Ear Records.
  • Vinyl 12" (LER1018)
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Silvano D'Auria
La Mano Lunga Del Padrino

Here's yet another fantastic example of just how creative and prolific Italian film music was during the 1960s and '70s. La mano lunga del padrino by Silvano d'Auria has all the raucous and riotous noise you'd expect of a '70s gunslinger. Add in the unmistakable vocals of Edda dell'Orso and you have a classic of the genre.  
  • Vinyl LP (FLIES35)
  • Limited edition

Delroy Edwards
Wagon Wheels

Delroy Edwards’ dad is Hellboy himself Ron Perlman, but don’t think that the young producer is here on nepotism alone. Over the past few years an impressive run of releases on both L.A. Club Resource and L.I.E.S. have proven that Edwards can handle himself on the synths. New EP Wagon Wheels is full of the kind of lo-fi, zany and slightly louche house that we’ve come to expect from Edwards.
  • Vinyl 12" (LIES129)
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Jura Soundsystem
Monster Skies

Temples Of Jura is an offshoot of Isle Of Jura, an excellent little Australian imprint that specialises in rare Balearic-adjacent niceness. Temples has been set up to cater for original material rather than reissues, and the third thing to emerge on the label is this new set from bossman Jura Soundsystem. His Monster Skies EP is full of the sort of aquatic club lilts that Arthur Russell used to do so well.
  • Vinyl 12" (TEMPLE 002)

Cold / James Bernard
Strobe Light Network / Lapis Lazuli

Split 12" on STROOM from Cold and James Bernard. Cold's half is called 'Strobe Light Network', on which the Icelander manages to balance beauty and melancholy through the medium of dub techno. On 'Lapis Lazuli' Bernard created enormous spaces of ambient sound with the occasionally glimmer as vivid as the track's namesake colour. 
  • Vinyl 12"
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Piero Piccioni
3 Notti D'Amore (Original Soundtrack)

Not only do Italians know how to create lush film scores on the themes of love, lust and murder, they know how to live the art too! During the 1950s, Piero Piccioni was a prime suspect in the murder of a young girl, Wilma Montesi. It was the first court case to lift the lid and take a peek at the corruption, wealth and sex at the top of Italian society and the public lapped up the tabloid headlines and paparazzi pictures. Piccioni was cleared of all charges and the case remains unsolved. You can hear it all here in Piccioni's 1964 soundtrack, 3 Notti d'Amore. Moving from sensuous sax and relaxed rhythms to tense strings and jumpy horns. It goes through the emotions like only an Italian could. 
  • Vinyl LP (FLIESSJ01)
  • Limited edition

Wooden Shjips
Vol.2


  • Vinyl LP (ST007)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (ST007CD)
New in: Wednesday 20th March 2019

The Caretaker
Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 6

Leyland Kirby closes his 20-year project as The Caretaker with this, the sixth and last work in the 'Everywhere At The End Of Time' series. Comprised of four meditative and evocatively-titled tracks - 'Confusion so thick you forget forgetting', 'A brutal bliss beyond this empty defeat', 'Long decline is over', and 'Place in the World fades away' - the sense of an overwhelming, inescapable conclusion makes for a fitting end to a near-mythical undertaking. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (HAFTW030)
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L.A. Witch
Octubre

L.A. Witch follow up on their striking debut album with a sharp little EP, with five tracks jammed through within fifteen minutes. The material here on Octubre is taken from the band’s early days, but re-envisioned with a darker, more unusual flavour. The results are great, dripping with hazy L.A. atmosphere. On Suicide Squeeze.
  • Vinyl LP (SSQ166LPC1)
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  • CD (SSQ166CD)

We Show Up On Radar
Zanzibar Whip Coral

We Show Up On Radar is a playful project, by a fella named Andy Wright. Folk-pop is his vibe, and on tracks like ‘Giant Dinosaur vs Sea Monster’ and ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (Part 1)’ he whips up a storm of bright lyrics and lively performativity. Zanzibar Whip Corals is released by Fika.
  • Vinyl LP (FIKA071LP)
  • Coloured vinyl

Ibibio Sound Machine
Doko Mien

Ibibo Sound Machine return with their third album and second for Merge Records. Doko Mie is a joyful blend of post-punk and West African electronic music, that reflects Eno Williams' own upbringing having been born in the UK but raised in Nigeria. Arpeggiated synths meet exuberant horns, always being marshalled by Williams' commanding vocals.
  • Vinyl LP (MRG665LP)
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  • Vinyl LP (MRG665LPC1)
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  • CD (MRG665CD)

Watine
Géometries sous-cutanées (Subcutaneous Layers)

Apparently hailing from Paris, Watine hold forth their tantalisingly-titled new album Geometries sous-cutanees, or Subcutaneous Layers. The Watine house style is a sort of highly-atmospheric melancholy instrumental folk, but with plenty of electronic treatments and layers, as well as unidentified sounds creeping around the edges of the mix. Rather engaging stuff. Double LP on Catgang.
  • Vinyl Double LP
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  • CD
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Dwight Trible
Mothership

Dwight Trible is widely regarded as one of the greatest living jazz vocalists, central to the sound of L.A. jazz. He is adored by modern jazz masters such as Kamasi Washington. Incidentally, Washing plays on his new album, Mothership which mixes jazz, gospel, soul and psychedelic rock. Double LP and CD on Gearbox.
  • CD (GB1552CD)

Apparat
LP5

As a break from his very successful work with Moderat, German synthesizer-tamer Apparat is finally treating the world to some more of his solo work. We haven’t heard the whole aptly-named LP5 yet, but first single DAWAN feels like somebody’s gently scratching your earlobe, and sounds like a crossover between Mount Kimbie's Break Well and Caribou's Can't Do Without You, in the best way.
  • Vinyl LP (STUMM436)
  • Vinyl LP (LSTUMM436)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • CD (CDSTUMM436)

Tullycraft
The Railway Prince Hotel

Probably the best way to gauge your interest in Tullycraft is your reaction to hearing they've released a song called 'Fuck Me, I'm Twee'. That song does not feature on their seventh album, The Railway Prince Hotel, but its sentiment most assuredly does. Sugary twee indie pop delivery as effectively as you could possible want.
  • Vinyl LP (HHBTM196)
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  • CD (HHBTM196CD)

Orville Peck
Pony

New album from the incredibly named Orville Peck (presumably named after a bite by green be-nappied 80s puppet). Mr Peck makes the sort of strung out Americana that also catches a kind of shoegaze drift. It's all love and loss croons, desert highways, no good hustlers, dogs in lying in dust,  pylons glinting in the late afternoon sun.      
  • Vinyl LP (SP1293X)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (SP1293)
  • CD (SPCD1293)

Jason Williamson
Grammar Wanker: Sleaford Mods 2007–2014

Jason Williamson’s remarkable lyrics for Sleaford Mods, printed on the page rather than spat into your ears. Grammar Wanker collects together all the pieces from recent albums and singles, as well as highlights of early material dating back to 2007. Have fun counting all the mentions of the word ‘piss’!
  • Book (9780956618481)

Lejana
XII Bestias

Lejana is the name given to the collaboration between a German TV star and four Mexican musicians. Their resultant album XII Bestias combines the gothic drama of the likes of Chelsea Wolfe with an arid and intense rock befitting its Texas recoding location. Already well regarded in Mexico, it's time to unleash them on the rest of the world.
  • Vinyl LP (LS051)

Iron and Wine
Our Endless Numbered Days (Deluxe Edition)

He was oh so quiet then as if the beard was somehow muffling the sound of his voice and guitar. 15 years later and we are granted a deluxe edition with new artwork, a booklet and crucially 8 previously unreleased demos. A classic of its kind this was the first album Sam Beam used musicians other than himself but it still remains the quietest of journeys.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (SP1288X)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
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  • Vinyl Double LP (SP1288)
  • CD (SPCD1288)

Hugh Marsh
Violinvocations

I bloody love a portmanteau me. Up their with most fun you can have with words so let me say you Hugh Marsh. You have my attention. In how it was made Violinvocations is essentially shoegaze reimagined for the violin, but the result is more abstract than that. Strange sounds merge and swell from gentler ambience to something more distorted. This is long way from his prior work with the likes of Hans Zimmer and Iggy Pop.
  • Vinyl LP (WV178LP)
  • CD (WV178CD)

Desmond Dekker & The Aces
007 Shanty Town

Do we really need to introduce this one? Well alright then. Once more for the cheap seats - this here record is a reissue of Desmond Dekker And The Aces’ seminal Rocksteady LP 007 (Shanty Town). Originally released in 1967, the title track is one of the first major reggae hits in the UK, still a classic to this day, blah blah blah. It's still good more than half a decade later.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2347C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Aries Mond
Cut Off

Living in the mountains of Southern France, Aries Mond is originally a field recorder. Only recently has he started playing actual instruments, and the result has become all the more lush for it. Cut Off features natural ambient sounds and the obligatory playing children, just like Yuichiri Fujimoto’s legendary The Mountain Record, but a slight bit more structured.
  • Vinyl LP (IIKKI 008)
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Various
Here Comes The Duke

(To the tune of ‘Here Comes The Sun’) Here Comes The Duke, doo doo doo doo Here Comes The Duuuuuuuuuke And I say - it’s reggae.   Well, to be exact Here Comes The Duke is actually a compilation of rocksteady. Originally released by the mighty Trojan Records in 1968, this LP collects some of the tunes that legendary producer Duke Reid had cut throughout the ‘60s. Now reissued by Music On Vinyl, Here Comes The Duke contains cuts from artists like Tommy McCook and Ken Parker.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2339C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Mike Cooper
Distant Songs Of Madmen

Distant Songs of Madmen was recorded live in Palermo during a solo set by Mike Cooper. It's a mix of free improvisations on guitar with some digital trickery as well as some traditional folk covers and original songs. There is a wonderful feeling of traditional blues alongside a sense of unpredictable, electric experimentation.
  • Vinyl LP (BW24)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

BBC Radiophonic Workshop
BBC Radiophonic Music


  • Vinyl LP (SILLP1541)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Molly Nilsson
History

Molly Nilsson’s excellent 2011 LP History gets a reissue courtesy of Night School (Paper Dollhouse, Rose McDowall). For anyone who didn’t hear History the first time around, all you need to do is imagine a more groove-centric rendering of Zola Jesus’ magisterial synth-Goth sound. ‘City Of Atlantis’ also beats PC Music to the punch by about 3 years.
  • Vinyl LP (LSSN060X)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • CD (LSSN060CD)
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King Midas Sound
Solitude

Sardonically released on Valentine's Day, this is the best one yet from King Midas Sound, once again stripped back to the duo of Kevin Martin (The Bug/Techno Animal) and poet/music-maker Roger Robinson. The tone is icy and bitter, the many narrations consumed by spiteful jealousy in a post-brakeup haze. All the rhythmic pulse of dub has now subsided, a wraith-like presence which blankets Robinson's malice fuelled spoken word.      
  • CD (CR09-CD)

The Caretaker
Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 1

The first of a 3 year long goodbye to Leyland Kirby’s The Caretaker project. An album released every 6 months that will map the decline brought on by dementia. This first stage will, most likely, be the most coherent of the 6, as it descends into hazy memoryless discourse. Old 78s play at odd speeds and are manipulated into a collage of distant memories.
  • Vinyl LP (HAFTW025)
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  • Limited edition

The Caretaker
Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 2

Part two of The Caretaker’s long six-part farewell, in which James Leyland Kirby has given his project dementia in order to explore the melancholy horror of the condition. Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 2 feels appropriately disorientating to listen to: the ancient samples sound beautiful, but you know what they are beckoning towards. LP on History Favours The Winners.
  • Vinyl LP (HAFTW026)
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  • Limited edition

The Caretaker
Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 3

Three down, three to go: Leyland Kirby continues his mission as The Caretaker to explore the musical aesthetics of dementia on the third of his six-part Everywhere at the End of Time project. At this stage of the narrative, Kirby’s ballroom loops become increasingly murky and fragmented; the light spirits of the samples increasingly ironic and troubling. Available on CD and vinyl via Kirby’s own History Always Favours the Winners imprint.
  • Vinyl LP (HAFTW027)
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  • Limited edition

The Caretaker
Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 4

In which Leyland Kirby progresses / regresses to Stage 4 (of 6!) of his 'Everywhere At The End Of Time' series as The Caretaker. Things are getting really serious now; not that Dementia is a stroll in the park. Traversing scratchy 78s and blurred music hall memories, the ongoing saga becomes more fragmented, refracted and glitchy to reflect the brain's increasingly sluggish and stuttering processes. The first in the series to arrive as a double LP, containing 90 minutes of music this time. Limited release on History Always Favours The Winners.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HAFTW028)
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  • Limited edition

The Caretaker
Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 5

The second last instalment in The Caretaker's epic 6-part exploration of dementia. By now we are lost and confused, the world is starting to stop making sense. Everywhere At The End Of Time at the end of time achieves this through repetition, dislocation, and dread inducing noise. This is the sound of losing yourself.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HAFTW029)
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  • Limited edition

IVVVO
doG

The nomadic IVVVO returns to Rabit’s Halcyon Veil (700 Bliss, Chino Amobi) for the release of his third LP. Anyone familiar with the Bastet member’s previous solo work will find plenty to sink their teeth into on doG. Once again this is a set of tracks that sees IVVVO brutalising and bastardising various club, industrial and metal sonics. It kind of ends up sounding like Nine Inch Nails if they had Yves Tumor rather than Trent Reznor at the helm.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HALC021)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Shlohmo
The End

New full-length album from LA beat scene producer Shlohmo, his first since 2015. It is titled The End, a fairly grand title, but that’s because it's kind of about the apocalypse. But don’t worry too much, it's about the apocalypse in a chill way. Plenty of gorgeous hazy soundscapes as well as intense moments and sleek chunky beatwork. Out on Friends of Friends.
  • Vinyl Double LP (FOF175LP)
  • CD (FOF175CD)

Norio “NON” Hanzawa
Gunstar Heroes

Soundtrack to Gunstar Heroes, a game originally released on the SEGA Mega Drive in 1993. 25 tracks of high intensity chip music with lightning fast bass lines, impossible drum rolls and huge screaming and undulating synths, tracking the various stages, boss levels and credits. On vinyl for the first time including concept art and foldout poster with cover art.
  • Vinyl Double LP (DATA11)
  • Coloured vinyl

Lambchop
This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You)

Veteran alt-country mister Lambchop releasing with perhaps his thirtieth. For This (Is What I Wanted to Tell You) Kurt Wagner teamed up with fellow alternative country scenester Matthew McCaughan, known for playing drums for sad beard Bon Iver. The new album continues with the thoughtful mix of electronics and quiet country sounds started on 2016’s FLOTUS. 
  • Vinyl LP (SLANG50197LP)
  • Vinyl LP (SLANG50197X)
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • CD (SLANG50197)

June Chikuma
Les Archives

‘Les Archives’ by June Chikuma is pure barmy joy. It’s a sound of stop-start mischief, layer upon layer of repetitious melody that can shift at any minute into some new configuration. Its experimentation that needs no academic essay accompaniment, just an ear open for the unconventional. This is an extraordinary record that has this almost grand sense of composition, while using a twisted video game set of tones.   
  • Vinyl LP (FTS10LP)

Duster
Capsule Losing Contact

Numero Group boxset providing chapter and verse on American slowcore pioneers Duster. Although short-lived, the trio dealt in uniquely spaced-out post-rock soundscapes over the course of two albums, one EP and a handful of singles and compilation contributions around the turn of the millennium.
  • Vinyl LP box set (NUM210LP)
  • CD box set (NUM210CD)

Aretha Franklin
Songs of Faith: Aretha Gospel

They're going back to her roots. Songs Of Faith: Aretha Gospel contains recordings of gospel songs made by Aretha Franklin when she was just 14. This album has been out of print on vinyl for years. A great historical document of a phenomenal talent in her formative years. 180g vinyl reissue on Universal. Features new artwork and essay by Aretha’s biographer David Ritz.
  • Vinyl LP (7728075)

Helado Negro
This Is How You Smile

Twelve new songs from Helado Negro, full of intimacy and personality. This Is How You Smile might remind some of Arthur Russell, due to its homespun feel, its mixture of heartfelt songcraft and dance elements, and its general quality and loveliness. Yay! This Is How You Smile is released by RVNG Intl.
  • Vinyl LP (RVNGNL54LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • CD (RVNGNL54CD)

Laurel Halo
DJ-Kicks

"Laurel Halo's done a DJ Kicks" was the excited talk in the office the other day to which I considered doing that Alan Partridge shrug thing. Anyway it sounds like it could be an adventurous mix with seven exclusives, including two of her own tracks plus further exclusives from the likes of Rrose, Machinewoman, FIT Siegel, Nick León and Ikonika.
  • Vinyl Double LP (K7375LP)
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  • CD (K7375CD)
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  • Last copy

Collocutor
Instead

Collocutor’s 2014 LP Instead was the first thing to be released by On The Corner Records. It is the album that set the tone for a label whose impressive roster now includes artists like Dengue Dengue Dengue and DJ Khalab. Furthermore, you can make the case that Instead is one of the LPs which helped kick-start the London nu-jazz scene that has produced Moses Boyd, Joe Armon-Jones et al. Led by saxophonist/flautist Tamar Osborn, Collocutor’s sound is a rhythm-heavy mix of various jazz colours - free, spiritual, bop, astral and soul all get a look-in here.
  • Vinyl LP (OTCRLP1RP)

Lakker
Época

Lakker are back(er) on R&S with their third LP for the famed dance music label. Época finds the Irish duo doubling down on the murky, unsettling club style that they showed off on their last release, 2017 mixtape Die Vergangenheit, Die Gegenwart, Die Zukunft. The juxtaposition of distorted atmospherics with pummelling kick drums on Época cuts like ‘A Whisper In Your Ear’ recalls Ziur and Rabit.
  • Vinyl LP (RS1903)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Connie Constance
English Rose

English Rose by Connie Constance mixes myriad influences making an album that’s not particularly like anything else. The title track is a piano-led cover of The Jam’s classic. Elsewhere electronic production, poetic lyrics and soulful delivery make this a debut album by a likely future star. LP and CD on Virgin.
  • Vinyl LP (AMFLP11)
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  • Last copy
  • CD (AMFCD11)

Ellis
The Fuzz

Ellis is an indie rock/slowcore/dream pop singer/songwriter from Hamilton, Ontario. The Ellis name is play on her own initials: Linnea Sigglekow - L.S. Her debut EP is called The Fuzz. If you’ve invested time and money into fellow Canadians Alvvays or perhaps Mazzy Star or Berkshire’s shoegaze heroes, Slowdive, then Ellis may be the artist for you. 6-track 12” on Fat Possum.
  • Vinyl LP (FP17081)
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New in: Tuesday 19th March 2019

Sleeper
The Modern Age

No-one thought this would happen, including the band. Sleeper have a new album out. It’s their first in twenty-one years, since the heady days of Britpop, and it’s called The Modern Age. The band used to be made up of three guys and a girl, now they’re made up of a novelist, two music lecturers and the ex-Prodigy bassist. All the old traits are in place - observational lyrics, catchy hooks and producer Stephen Street, but they’ve also been shrewd enough to make an album for The Modern Age (see what I did there?).
  • Vinyl LP (SLEEP19LP)
  • Vinyl LP (SLEEP19LPC2)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • CD (SLEEP19CD)

Meat Puppets
Dusty Notes

The Meat Puppets are unique for two reasons. 1) They had really long hair but were good. 2) They made a kind of roots - influenced rock but were also good. This is their (oh I don't know) billionth album and it's perfectly titled for the kind of music they make. Leader Curt Kirkwood's son is involved making this a right family affair along with his dad and uncle. A nice family business.   
  • Vinyl LP (MEGA7496LP)
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  • Last copy

Chicos De Nazca
Ether

‘Ether’ is an album full of sun-scorched psych jams stretched to the cosmos. The lo-fi recording quality give the songs this smudged-and-smeared quality, adding to the sense of the mind warped and scattered. But these are tracks melodically driven, a set of skilfully written songs that happen to hidden under a layer of crackling sepia.
  • Vinyl LP (BYM64)

Yuzo Koshiro
The Revenge Of Shinobi

This is bloody awesome! In so many ways. Data discs have dragged the Sega archives and Yuzo Koshiro’s work was at the forefront of 16-bit music. Going on to create the soundtrack to many childhoods with Streets of Rage he developed a lot of techniques with The Revenge of Shinobi in 1989, creating synth orchestras with such a limited palette. Include original artwork for the game and notes from Koshiro.
  • Vinyl LP (DATA9)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

Lazy Day
Letters

Letters is the latest in a line of singles and EPs, including an RSD split single with Tuff Love, from London’s dreamy indie/grunge four-piece Lazy Day. The band started as a solo bedroom project of Tilly Scantlebury before expanding to a four-piece to take on the world. Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Gideon Coe have all given 6 Music airtime to the band. Limited edition 10" blue sparkle coloured vinyl on Weird Cool.
  • Vinyl 10" (WEIRDCOOL1C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Andrew Bird
My Finest Work Yet

Andrew Bird’s modestly-entitled My Finest Work Yet is also the album with which he celebrates hitting a dozen studio LPs. This is, of course, another collection of bespoke Baroque/folk/leftfield pop from the artist you put on when you haven’t got a Sufjan Stevens record to hand. My Finest Work Yet features, among other things, a biography written by Dave Eggers.
  • Vinyl LP (7208207)
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  • Last copy
  • CD (7208206)

Lil Yachty
Nuthin' 2 Prove

He’s right, you know. At this point Lil Yachty really does have Nuthin’ 2 Prove. Despite still being just 21 years old the MC already has a classic album under his belt (2016’s Lil Boat) as well as a slew of massive singles and legions of followers. His third LP, full of the kind of bouncy beats and cheeky bars on which Yachty made his name, will only continue to grow his legend. Features Cardi B, Offset, Lil Baby and a bunch of others famous rappers.
  • Vinyl Double LP (7724056)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

N.E.R.D
Seeing Sounds

Seeing Sounds was the third album by Pharrell Williams-led hip-hop-pop-rock-production duo N.E.R.D. This ain’t no ordinary vinyl version either - you get two bonus tracks! One of those tracks, a remix of Everyone Nose, features Kanye West, Pusha T and Lupe Fiasco. That’s a lot of ego for one track. 180g 2LP vinyl reissue on Universal.
  • Vinyl Double LP (6763034)
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  • Last copy

Casi & The Blind Harpist
Sunflower Seeds EP

Debut EP from Casi & The Blind Harpist. On Sunflower Seeds EP Casi shows off her powerful voice and knack for the expansive and soaring. The throughline is a good understanding of the music of her Welsh and Irish heritage which serve to distinguish her from fellow soar-merchants Florence & The Machine. On Chess Club.
  • Vinyl 10" (CC93)
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  • Last copy

La Dispute
Panorama

Fourth album from Michigan post-hardcore rockers La Dispute. On Panorama that band continue making very earnest and emotionally accessible hardcore that isn't afraid to experiment with more post-rock structures. See the spoken word delivery and loud-quiet-loud of single 'Fulton Street I'. On Epitaph.   
  • Vinyl LP (8714092764437)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy
  • Vinyl LP (8714092764413)
  • CD (8714092764420)

Housewives
Twilight Splendour

Housewives have made the classic move for their second album, moving from a guitar-dominated sound to a more electronic presentation. With this change has come an increased interest in What Technology Means These Days, which makes for some strong lyrical-sonic juxtapositions. Twilight Splendour is out on Blank Editions.
  • Vinyl LP (BETBC016)
  • Vinyl LP (BETBC016COL)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • CD (BETBC016CD)

American Football
American Football (LP3)

20 years ago American Football, formed by Mike Kinsella of Cap’n Jazz, made their eponymously titled post rock-meets-emo debut and split up. The album is highly regarded in many quarters, including here at Norman Records. A follow-up surprised us in 2016, with Mike’s brother Nate expanding the line-up, and now we have the third installment. Features guest performances from Hayley Williams of Paramore and Elizabeth Powell of Land Of Talk. LP and CD on Big Scary Monsters.
  • Vinyl LP (BSM248V)
  • CD (BSM248CD)

Antoni Maiovvi
Housewife (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Berlin based producer Antoni Maiovvi, who also goes under the names Pleasure Model and Ketsueki Sakuru, has worked on soundtracks before (Abdullah, Yellow). But for Can Evrenol’s horror Housewife, Maiovvi takes a massive step away from his Italio-synth-disco inspired production and provides an eerie and hellish orchestrated backing. But of course, he’s done a disco mix of the title track for good measure.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BWR027LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

The Ninth Wave
Never Crave Attention

Latest EP Never Crave Attention from Glaswegian four-piece outfit The Ninth Wave, who wear their love for 80s post-punk on their gothy sleeves and have developed a reputation for an energetic live show on the local scene. Dark riffs and big vocals - appealingly intense. Out on coloured 10" vinyl on Distiller.
  • Vinyl 10" (DTIL101V)
  • Coloured vinyl

The Ninth Wave
Reformation

The press release characterises the debut 10” from Glaswegians The Ninth Wave as noise-rock, but really the four tracks on Reformation are post-punk in the vein of Echo and the Bunnymen. That means soaring guitars, huge drum beats and impassioned vocals. Imagine The Horrors if they swapped out affected dourness for youthful vigour. They’re probably named after a Kate Bush song.
  • Vinyl 10" (DTIL092V)

Planetary Assault Systems
Straight Shooting

Luke Slater dons his Planetary Assault Systems cap for the first time in a little while. The result? An LP that shoots as straight as its title suggests. Straight Shooting is a collection of head-down, shoulders-square, chest-out psychedelic techno from the Mote Evolver boss. Anyone who enjoyed Efdemin’s recent LP for Ostgut Ton should turn their attention this way.
  • Vinyl Double 12" (MOTE055)
  • Coloured vinyl

King Kong Paradise
Atsuma Mo Samusam

Up until now the partnership that has been forged between Studio Mule and Johnny’s Disk Record has produced a slew of superb Japanese jazz reissues. However, for the latest edition the Mule Musiq offshoot have opted to re-press an LP that is something of an anomaly in the JDR catalogue. Atsuma Mo Samusam, a super-duper-rare 1984 record from King Kong Paradise, has just as much reggae, Balearia and new-wave in it as it does the jazz-fusion of King Kong Paradise's other albums. Think Second Circle and Beats In Space.
  • Vinyl LP (STUDIOMULE16)

Holy Fawn
Death Spells

Despite the loudness, despite the heaviness, Holy Fawn insist their music is pretty. Their atmospheric blend of shoegaze and post-rock coupled with images of nature in their lyrics creates an enveloping experience for the listener. Why not buy their debut full length album, Death Spells, an see for yourself? LP and CD on Holy Roar.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HRR296V)

The Frightnrs
Never Answer / Questions (Dub)

The Frightnrs might be short of a vowel, but they’re certainly not short of a groove. This new Daptone 7” is a reissue of two 2012 tunes from the New York City rocksteady band. Both ‘Never Answer’ and ‘Questions (Dub)’ are delightful turns - the former’s got a great Alton Ellis thing going on, while the B-side is a very pretty dub.
  • Vinyl 7" (DAP-1121)
  • In stock and ready to ship

USA/Mexico
Matamoros

Good to see the two countries putting their wall differences aside and coming together for a collaborative LP. This of course isn't the entire population of the USA and Mexico but a collaboration between Craig Clouse (Shit & Shine), King Coffey (Butthole Surfers) and Nate Cross (Marriage, When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth). They seem obsessed with hi-fi shops and the LPs used as demonstrations for their high end wares.  
  • Vinyl LP (REPOSELP075)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

S S S S
Absence

Milan-based Haunter Records (Zuli, Broshuda) welcome back friend of the family S S S S. On the Absence EP - his first record to drop on Haunter since 2015’s Just Dead Stars For Dead Eyes - the Swiss producer comes through with a quartet of tunes that anchor themselves in industrial techno while also incorporating other sounds and influences. ‘Stripped’, for instance, is a kind of brutalist juke nightmare. GIL shows up at the end of Absence with a remix of ‘The Terrible Virtue Of Forgiveness’.
  • Vinyl 12" (SPCTR013)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Xeno & Oaklander
Hypnos

Xeno & Oaklander’s fine electronic partnership continues apace with new album Hypnos. So what’s new here? Well, for one thing, the monophonic synth era is over for Xeno & Oaklander, with polyphony galore flowing out all over Hypnos. Also some great French-language vocals. Out on Dais Records.
  • Vinyl LP (DAIS129LPG)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Vinyl LP (DAIS129LP)
  • CD (DAIS129CD)

Lucy Kitt
Stand By

After a teenage stint as a riot grrrl, Lucy Kitt has turned to the music that inspired her pre-rebelion years: Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan as the blueprint for her new album Stand By. The album recalls tales of the times she spent playing live in East-end pubs with her riot grrrl band, Ostara, her experiences of Canterbury University where she honed her songwriting craft and the highs and the heartbreaks along the way.
  • Vinyl LP (WBR001LP)
  • CD (WBR001)
New in: Monday 18th March 2019

John Lennon / Yoko Ono
Wedding Album

Wedding Album by John Lennon & Yoko Ono was released in 1969 and was universally panned upon its release. You do have to remember that The Beatles were still a going concern at the time and were famed for writing some of the greatest pop music known to man. This, as well as being the couple’s third album of experimental music was also the third shock that critics suffered from the Lennon canon and was probably too much for them to take. It’s probably a good time to re-evaluate such experimentation 50 years down the line, we’re more used to this kind of thing now. Limited edition white vinyl LP and CD on Secretly Canadian.
  • Vinyl LP (SC291LP-C1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy
  • CD (SC291CD)
New in: Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Nilüfer Yanya
Miss Universe

Bold and bright modern pop from Nilufer Yanya, bursting out of your stereo in the form of debut full-length album Miss Universe. The confidence of that title is all over the album’s sound, which combines soul and electronica details with gnarly guitar, helmed by Yanya’s big vocals. It's good folks. On ATO Records.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ATO0448LPC)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • CD (ATO0448CD)

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