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7/10 according to our Clinton
How to review a double CD, 152 minute long album by our favourite ambient deep house practitioner Deepchord in the 15 minutes I am allotted to pen these missives? Impossible. Firstly yes it really is that long. The first CD clocks in at around 75 minutes, the second 77. You’ll be with it for days. Deepchord’s subtle sound world isn’t all that s…view full details.
Product is a compilation of the two 12” singles Sophie has recorded for Numbers along with four extra tracks including Just Like We Never Said Goodbye and MSMSMSM which were recorded for this release. Apparently, this CD will be issued in a jewel case surrounded by jelly-like moulded silicon bubble case. …view full details.
Merchants of heavy sludge The Melvins evidently have a lot of stamina: not only have they been playing and releasing for many decades, they also undertook a 50 state US tour in 51 days back in 2012: wow. Across The USA In 51 Days: The Movie is just that, a document of that tour shot mostly on the band’s phones for that intimate touch. An essential DVD for Melvins fans.…view full details.
9/10 according to our Ant
Has your treasured copy of ‘Granulations-Sillages / Franges du Signe’ been getting lonely on the shelf? Fear not, it’s heartbreaking solitude and hopeless isolation will soon be terminated… Good people; welcome into your home its new companion ‘Douze Inventions En Six Modes De Jeu’. Is this a joke? How can this be? Previously unreleased music from legen…view full details.
9/10 according to our Phil
We'll swiftly move onto to Bibio on Mush. Which on the front has a sticker quoting someone from Boards of Canada pretty much saying this is ace. And that person not be wrong cos this is superb. Mellow folky inspired 70's sounding electronica with that disorientating effect in places I'm so fond o…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Repress 12" on Numbers in SOPHIE logo screen printed black inner, housed in clear PVC sleeve
Sophie began making waves with last year's indispensable pop tune "Bipp", and the London-based producer returns now with "Lemonade", another slice of bizarre dance music with high-pitched vocals that reflect the naive and rapid-fire aesthetic of the PC Music label. Sophie is a producer who doesn't know or believe that what comes up must come down. Tracks: 1. LEMONADE 2. HARD …view full details.
7/10 according to our Clinton
Nectarine no 9 were the ’90’s band fronted by former Fire Engines leader Davey Henderson and this has been re-issued with a bonus Peel Sessions download intact. It says much for Henderson’s abilities that this is still worth a listen despite some distinct ’90’s production values (God, the drums on fiery opening title track). …view full details.
Forever Cult follow up their Antonio Banderas single with Tunnel Vision, another bouncy bit of fuzz. The single was produced by Matt Peel of Pulled Apart By Horses, who definitely knows how to make stuff that combines the properties of heavy, fast, tuneful and noisy sound right. 7” on the Too Pure Singles Club.…view full details.
Sophie, aka London-based electro producer Samuel Long has released a compilation called Product. The first four tracks of which have previously appeared as two separate 12” singles. The album contains four more tracks however and MSMSMSM is one of them. It is backed Vyzee which also appears on Product. …view full details.
Taken from the end of SOPHIE’s recent singles collection PRODUCT, Just Like We Never Said Goodbye is a full-on electronic pop tune, with chirrupy vocals and lurching synth-lines. The whole business feels slightly off-kilter though, as if something about this isn’t quite right… That’s a good thing by the way! 12” on Numbers with the SOPHIE logo screen-printed on the inner.…view full details.
FaltyDL is back on Ninja Tune for two fresh new dancefloor rollers. Last year’s full-length In The Wild took things in a kind of experimental direction, full of ambience and build. That was very welcome, but a pro like FaltyDL wouldn’t squander the opportunity of a 12” on anything but full-on bangers. Heavyweight vinyl in Ninja Tune’s house sleeve.…view full details.
Fall into the Light / Pilgrim by Fink sees two of the band’s tracks given radically different treatment. Fall into the Light is stripped back to it’s bare bones by resident DJ of Berlin’s Panorama Club Margaret Dygas. On the flip, Paula Temple, who curated the Noise Manifesto, recreates Pilgrim two ways: firstly, turning it into a dancefloor bomb and secondly with an enthralling ambient take. The o…view full details.
Mammut have usually sung in their own native Icelandic: naturally though, they can also do English, as River’s End thoroughly proves. Proper Bella Union stuff this, the band playing carefully constructed dramatic indie behind wistful female vocals. And all meticulously produced as well. 12” vinyl EP.…view full details.
Portraits, the recent debut album from Maribou State, has gone down rather well with the leftfield-leaning electronic heads, and now a few of them have stepped up to remix tracks from it. We’ve got reworks from FYI Chris, Axel Boman, Glenn Astro and the spectacularly named …view full details.
Tiny Ruins has teamed up with Hamish Kilgour, who you might know from The Clean. The two New Zealanders recorded this collection of songs in New York, matching one another on guitars and percussion, Tiny Ruins’s heavy drawl giving things a great mood. Includes a late-night street field recording and two settings of W.B. Yeats poems. 12” on Bella Union.…view full details.
These Fela Kuti recordings, produced with his Africa 70 ensemble, were made in Los Angeles in 1969, and have been little-heard so far. But New York’s Knitting Factory Records are putting out Fela Fela Fela afresh, showcasing that early Fela style. Needless to say, this is groovy and gorgeous and full of life.…view full details.
6/10 according to our Clinton
Fufanu’s earlier EP ‘Adjust to the Light’ contained come really great spiky post-punk that recalled Interpol and PIL with great songs. I’m not sure what has happened between that and this their first full length album but there’s a lot less magic here. Where the EP had a class…view full details.
Mmmmm, drink in that rich baritone… Richard Hawley is in full-on grizzled romantic mode for I Still Want You, a single taken from his recent Hollow Meadows album. He continues to pull off the trick of sounding totally classic without being regressive. The only thing that lets down this 7” is the very basic graphic design on the sleeve. On Parlophone.…view full details.
8/10 according to our Robin
Laurie isn’t here, so I’m just gonna come right out and say it: electronics are weird. Why are electronics so weird? Stuff twinkles and drones and whirrs, it goes, things happen. Tarzana have this whole thing going where they throw together a bunch of disparate textures -- squeaky, pastoral, dreamy -- and let them glide headfirst into one another (one of these dudes was in …view full details.
8/10 according to our Robin
Jaime Fennelly does not ease you in; he does not build things up, and he does not wait for the sun to rise. Rather, he might be one of the only drone artists to Get This Show On The Road, opening his records on kosmische melodies that sound like they’ve been perpetuating for a good while. Desperate for us to hear his many sonic additives, ‘The Voice Calling’ is an immediately …view full details.
8/10 according to our Ant
Despite the fact that Vaporwave has been a thing for some years now, I still know little to nothing about it. Infact just looking at the word makes me feel like I’m 90 years old. What I do know is that this tape sounds nothing like the chopped and screwed muzak / 80’s samples etc. that comprised the genre’s roots. It would seem there’s been an evolution and …view full details.
8/10 according to our Robin
I like to feel like I am an illusion and everything around me is too, so I’m pretty into Zelienople’s brand of displacing post-rock. With a voice that cuts out between Arthur Russell and the dude from Tindersticks, plus a dampened, more affectionate take on Swans repeating rock ‘n’ roll arrangements, ‘Show Us The Fire’ has a lot of meandering tricks up its sl…view full details.
3/10 according to our Clinton
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Prequel Tapes retrieved the basis of these tracks from teenage recordings, and filtered them through subsequent years of experience in making and loving club sounds. Inner Systems is a very personal work, but also a pretty dance-ready one. The heavyweight LP is packaged with a 16 page booklet. On R’Coup’D.…view full details.
Calling all Mark Lanegan fans! The first five solo albums that the gravel-voiced singer released, gathered together in full as a 6LP set. From solo debut The Winding Sheet to latest collection Field Songs, it’s all here. One Way Street features reproduction sleeves and heavyweight vinyl, all put together by Sub Pop.…view full details.
Following on from being Neneh Cherry’s backing band for her last album and tour (yeah, really), Rocketnumbernine head back to their original duo activities. Produced by James Holden, Two Ways is a pair of improvised live jams, wild drums and cosmic synths matching each other perfectly. 12” on Border Community.…view full details.
9/10 according to our Robin
Drone dream team time! Perils is made up of the incredible sonic angels that are Kyle Bobby Dunn and Benoit Pioulard, both of whom have arguably released career highlights over the last two years -- Pioulard’s ‘Sonnet’ arrived to us earlier this year, shaking off his affection for songwriting in favour…view full details.
7/10 according to our Robin
Ominous chillers Flau are the label behind ‘Umarete Wa Mita Keredo’, so set an alarm for twilit and twinkling ambience. In the mists of this record’s sparsely framed compositions lies the one and only Sylvain Chauveau, a musician with a twin affections for neo-classical and pastoral folk music. Fresh from a reissue of Depeche Mode covers (it’s important to indulge one&rs…view full details.
6/10 according to our Clinton
How does one go about living in LA. I’d like to live there please if that’s possible? Butterfly Child’s Belfast born leader Joe Cassidy has managed to end up there via a circuitous route that also included Chicago (that would be fine too). This is first album in God knows how long (17 years says Ian) and although he was once …view full details.
Flowers/Two Weeks is a split single that represents the culmination of a beautiful Anglo-French union that has built up over recent years between British band The Proper Ornaments and their french counterparts, Beat Mark. Beat Mark have an indie-pop jangle that recalls Orange Juice and Aztec Camera whist The Proper Ornaments, who feature Max Claps from Let’s Wrestl…view full details.
Lubomyr Melnyk is renowned as one of the fastest-playing pianists in the world, and he has long been honing his self-developed style of ‘Continuous Music’ in order to channel these powers. Rivers and Streams is his latest album, containing flowing torrents of notes that creates an overwhelming wall of melodies. On Erased Tapes: coloured vinyl available!…view full details.
Hear where it all began for Youth Brigade, way back in 1981. The notion of a Complete First Demo maybe isn’t quite so novel for a band who lasted less than a year (as opposed to long-in the tooth veterans), but it is pretty special hearing this band’s furious spark as it first existed. 7” with 8 tracks, on Dischord.…view full details.
Workin’ Man Noise Unit are probably Reading’s greatest gang of noise rocking bastards. Play Loud (well obviously this should be played loud) is a direct, skronky blast of songs + noise, all sounding nice and fried. Released in a suitably psychedelic sleeve on the Riot Season label. Limited edition of 400 LP copies…view full details.
John Barry’s soundtrack to the Michael Caine-starring colonial war classic Zulu is one of the ones that made the composer’s name, with a very memorable main theme that storms out of the speakers. This new Fantastic Voyage reissue has been remastered from the original stereo tapes and is pressed to weighty 180g vinyl.…view full details.
Evil Blizzard recorded this latest missive straight down the line in one studio day. The group specialise in totally fried psychedelic space-rock, with particular emphasis on the low-end, as they have four bass players (they are also known for their masks and baby-head-theremins, but you can’t see those on record). Everybody Come To Church is out on Louder Than War.…view full details.
Here we have a legendary 12” from back in 1979. Sunday Girls (Director’s Cut) is a lovingly prepared reissue of Family Fodder’s debut EP with added tracks from various 7” singles leading into the 80’s. A band that was all about the studio, this high-quality collection is packed with unique effects and trickery all underpinned by their distinctive pop songwriting. Out on vinyl LP from Staubgold.…view full details.
Tom Carter has played in all sorts of combinations over the years, most notably his veteran duo Charalambides. But Long Time Underground finds Carter recording alone for the first time in his career. Recorded live in the studio, these pieces for his powerfully mournful guitar style are stunning in their atmospheric weight. Double LP on Three Lobed Recordings.…view full details.
The debut album by Soccer Team was released all of 9 years ago: now Real Lessons In Cynicism drops. Recorded in a basement, the band’s songs are a well-wrought brand of jaunty DC indie-pop. We can learn a lot from the cultural background to this record by bearing in mind that the sleeve art was originally destined for a skateboard deck.…view full details.
9/10 according to Jack (customer) on
Orchestral flowing background and a soft country tune, lyrics gently sung, sometimes a female background. The songs are very peaceful. The voice sings about lost and other kinds of love. The lyrics seem to have a slight sense of humour but this never takes away from the earnest yet worldwise (and yet peacefully resigned to it) manner in which Hazelwood lays it down. More than once this album has been just what the doctor ordered. The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood presents a wise, sly, a…view full details.
7/10 according to Jack (customer) on
I see this period as a mere phase in the musical development of the well-rounded and singular entertainer that Lee Hazlewood ultimately became. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy it. Indeed some songs like "Jose and The Night" are so bad that they are good! Those who were young adults in the mid-sixties will find "In Our Time" is an excellent commentary on those times. My favourites are "The Old Man and His Guitar" and "I Am A Part," both of which showcase Lee Hazlewood's budding songwriting ski…view full details.
7/10 according to Jack (customer) on
Much of this record is rooted in jazz and blues rather than the alt-country/lounge style with which he is usually associated. That's not to say that Hazlewood's wry wit and world-weary cynicism don't pervade the lyrics, its just that he takes them down a new musical path. My favourites are: "Shades," the only song on the LP that doesn't fit the mood of the rest; the gritty "This Town;" the depressed vibe of "Stone Cold Blues" which features some excellent piano; and the haunted blues of "Hand…view full details.
Mr. TC is a producer so far rarely sighted outside of Glasgow. That may change soon however, once his style catches on: the kind of nifty electronics you’d expect from the Optimo Sound label, plus lashings of guitar straight out of 1970’s Germany. Soundtrack For Strangers is his debut EP.…view full details.
Quickly becoming known as one of the most imaginative and original artists on the underground electronic scene, Roberto Clementi has made waves with releases on Soma, Steadfast, Baum and Kontra-Musik. His new EP, Mobilhome, contains two tracks of deep techno with elements of dub that are dancefloor-ready. 12” on Echocord Colour. …view full details.
Armando Sciascia has done significant work soundtracking odd wonders of Italian cinema, but also had a sideline in experimental library musics. Violin Reactions is of the latter group, with a mass of strings swirling around synthesiser lines and percussion. An extremely rare and desirable release, now out in the world again thanks to The Roundtable label.…view full details.
Experimental Library music from 1972, that has built up an impressive reputation amongst collector circles, despite having never been commercially released at all. Until now! Citta Notte is Egisto Macchi’s masterwork, a layered mass of melodic details and atmospheric synths. Fully remastered from the original tapes, pressed to super-heavyweight 200g vinyl.…view full details.
The EPM label have grabbed a track from Esteban Adame’s Day Labor album from last year and allowed it to shine as a stand-alone 12” release, in both original and ‘beat edit’ version. Also has remixes from Mark Flash and (check this out) the legendary Underground Resistance! 12” on EPM.…view full details.
Gainstage make an electronic music that appears bequeathed upon them by a post-apocalyptic future. After a driftingly atmospheric opening, the record kicks into gear with a really indecently brutal beat, and goes from there. Includes a remix from Cut Hands, and one from Orphan Swords. 12” on Portals Edition.…view full details.
These Soledad Brothers recordings are the earliest examples of documentation we have of the raw bluesers: here they are at their freshest. Master Supertone was originally released in a super-rare edition of 20 cassette tapes, and features an appearance from a certain Jack White, pre-White Stripes. LP reissue on Cass.…view full details.
Fifty signifies a whole half-century of The Sonics, something slightly hard to believe given how fresh the material still sounds. Even the hundreds of imitators over the years haven’t been able to dampen the group’s premium primitive rock. Two original albums reissued along with a disc of rarities, served as a deluxe triple LP box-set.…view full details.
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