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New in: Monday 21st October 2019

Richard Hawley
Standing at the Sky’s Edge

For those of us used to Richard Hawley as a hushed and romantic '50s style crooner, Standing at the Sky’s Edge was somewhat of a shock to the system. It dispensed with all the yearning orchestration on an album that follows the two guitars, bass and drums sound of many an indie band. It had guitar solos and elements of cosmic psychedelia and space rock yet look hard enough and the tender lyricism still remains.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (SETLP173C)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Black Country, New Road
Sunglasses

You’d be forgiven for mistaking the band name Black Country, New Road as a band’s album title, but I can assure you in this modern world where bands can be called anything from We Were Promised Jetpacks to I Shot My Horse or whatever, that this is their name. 'Sunglasses' is the London rock band’s second single and on Blank Editions.
  • Vinyl 7" (BETBC018)
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  • Limited edition

Yeule
Serotonin II

The recording project of Singapore-raised musician Nat Cmiel since 2012, based around the construction of her own instruments, Yeule has been responsible for a series of thrilling short-length releases over the years. Serotonin II, however, is Cmiel’s first step into album territory, and sounds like modern classical pieces being refracted through a prism of electronica. 

The Leaf Library
The World Is A Bell

It's been a few years since the Leaf Library released their acclaimed LP 'Daylight Versions' and the band have since been ensconced in the studio, losing themselves in their swirling sound world of lush and hypnotic pop music. On 'The World is A Bell' the London collective play gorgeously pastoral slow-moving songs that at various times recall Stereolab, Insides and Low. Gonna be a good one this so get on board.   

Stereo Total
Yéyé Existentialiste

Stereo Total have been around for 20 years apparently and here they have a well deserved best-of compilation, Yéyé Existentialiste, taking form as a double vinyl LP. The Stereo Total sound is generally joyous French pop which whistles along at a pace and has an air of chic that can only be achieved from a French female vocalist. However they bridge many genres along the way, from indie to electro to New Wave and the 28 tracks on this compilation reflect their diversity.

Lankum
The Livelong Day

Dublin's Lankum have been gaining quite a following blend traditional Irish folk music with more modern day drone, post rock and psychedelia. So much so that big hitters Rough Trade have stepped in to release their new album the Lifelong Day. They use harmoniums and Uilleann pipes to create beautifully heavy soundscapes with an emotional heart at the core. Very affecting music that could help soothe us in these troubled times. 

Cigarettes After Sex
Cry

Promising more blissful, narcoleptic dream-pop after the success of his early singles, Greg Gonzalez delivers his second Cigarettes After Sex album, Cry. Recorded and finessed by Gonzalez himself during sessions in the middle of the night in Spain, it’s another suite of meditations on intimacy and heartbreak.  * Pre-order the album on any format to be in with the chance of winning a test pressing of the record! * ** Alternatively, email phil(at)normanrecords.com and we'll stick you into the prize draw

Teebs
Anicca

Los Angeles hip-hopper Teebs returns with his first album in five years. 'Anicca' was recorded at home, seemingly he didn’t hide himself away to do it either. He admits that somewhere in between the Roland SP-404 sampler, Mellotron M4000D synthesizer, his guitar and Ghanaian lute you can hear his daughter and wife going about their day. Teebs is also a member of My Hollow Drum collective and Sons Of The Morning.

Chris & Cosey
Heartbeat

Both previously members of pioneering industrial music legends Throbbing Gristle, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti teamed up to form Chris & Cosey in 1981 and released a series of acclaimed records. Heartbeat served as their debut album that same year when released via Rough Trade, and it cleaved quite closely to TG’s sound, all harsh dissonance, cut-up samples and cold, dystopian sequences of synth and drum machine. It now gets reissued on purple-coloured vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (CTILP001)
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  • Coloured vinyl

Chris & Cosey
Trance

Both previously members of pioneering industrial music legends Throbbing Gristle, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti teamed up to form Chris & Cosey in 1981 and released a series of acclaimed records. Trance, their second album and released in 1982 via Rough Trade, helped establish their minimalistic, abrasive and skeletal electronic sound. It now gets reissued on gold-coloured vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (CTILP002)
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  • Coloured vinyl

Chris & Cosey
Exotika

Both previously members of pioneering industrial music legends Throbbing Gristle, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti teamed up to form Chris & Cosey in 1981 and released a series of acclaimed records. Exotika, released in 1987 via P.I.A.S., is widely considered as one of their finest, its title track adopted as an electronica anthem in East and West Coast gay clubs in the Eighties. It now gets reissued on transparent violet-coloured vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (CTILP016)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

Petbrick
I

If I'm being honest, the best way to get my attention about a record is to put the word "gabba" in the press release. Petbrick is the project from Wayne Adams and Iggor Cavalera. On 'I' they also bring in their experiences making punk, breakcore and metal to create something completely off the wall.

Sean O'Hagan
Radum Calls, Radum Calls

The lead singer of The High Llamas and a regular member of Stereolab, Sean O’Hagan is one of these islands’ most formidable avant-pop musicians. But it’s been a whole 29 years between his two solo albums, with Radum Calls, Radum Calls appearing on Drag City. Full of intriguing collaborations and O’Hagan’s typically understated, sideways lyrics, it’s great to have him back! 

Brix & The Extricated
Super Blood Wolf Moon

Brix and the Extricated are led by former the Fall member and ex-spouse of Mark E. Smith himself, Brix Smith Start. The band also included ex-the Fall members Steve and Paul Hanley and Steve Trafford. They are also named after the Fall’s 12th album. 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' is the band's third album in three years following on from last year’s 'Breaking State'. I wonder if they'll rack up as many albums as the Fall? A long way to go, but they're doing well.

Small Faces
Four To The Floor EP

The mother of Eddie Piller, founder of Acid Jazz, was responsible for the original Small Faces fan club, so I guess Acid Jazz releasing music by Small Faces is the holy grail for them. Four To The Floor is an EP of Small Faces instrumental tracks showing off their soulfulness filtered through their Mod style. Sleeve notes by Small Faces drummer and only surviving member, Kenney Jones.

Editors
Black Gold: Best of Editors

Editors need no introduction. They have sold several million albums and play big shows all over the place. It should be no surprise then, that a band such as this release a greatest hits album. Black Gold: Best of Editors contains 13 singles and 3 brand new tracks, one of which is called Black Gold and I’m pretty sure it’s NOT a cover of the Soul Asylum song of the same name. Deluxe CD version includes 8 stripped down versions of some of their most loved songs.

Fink
Bloom Innocent

Hands up who DOESN'T live in Berlin. Just me then? Former Ninja Tune dweller Fink is there also having had quite the time of it during a long career as DJ, producer, songwriter for hire and latterly with his trio also called Fink. His latest album is a spacious slow burner with just the eight tracks of quietly played guitar and piano and his hushed vocal atop. He's not doing a Talk Talk on us it he? Hope so.  

The Groundhogs
Thank Christ For The Bomb (Standard Edition)

The Groundhogs formed as a blues band in the early 60s. By 1970 when their third album, 'Thank Christ For The Bomb', was recorded, they were morphing into a heavier prog rock band. It has been cited as proto-punk, proto-grunge and as "a masterpiece’ by the NME. The album has a diverse set of famous fans from the Damned’s Captain Sensible, Underworld’s Karl Hyde and former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus whose solo work takes a trick or two from here.

Geowulf
My Resignation

Aussie duo Geowulf return with their second LP. My Resignation is a set of rose-tinted alternative pop/rock tracks that often come with an electronic tang. The likes of lead single ‘I See Red’ combine the wistfulness of Saint Etienne with the sort of bold choruses that PJ Harvey was dealing around the time of Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea.

Phono Ghosts
Warm Pad, Sharp Stab

Full of cavernous, almost dubby beats and chunky analogue synths, electronic musician Phono Ghosts presents his fourth 'collection of cassette tape memories'. Listening to it feels a little like striding round an Atari game.  'Warm Pad, Sharp Stab' is a must-have for fans of downtempo electronica, 80s synth pads, or the Stranger Things Soundtrack. 

Ghostface Killah
Ghostface Killahs

Here comes the first solo Ghostface Killah album in years which he's named after a kind of plural version of himself. It's guest-ridden with various Wu Tang Clan pals helping him out including Method Man and fellow killer Masta Killa. Get ready for some classic Ghostface lyrical action with his verbose, growly wordplay sitting atop stellar production by Danny Caiazzo. 

Amy O
Shell

Amy O AKA Amy Oelsner hails from Bloomington, Indiana and makes indie pop records. Her music recalls sounds from the 90s as well as a romanticism for the 50s. The Amy O project started way back in 2005 as a solo project but has since blossomed into a three-piece band with Justin and Nathan Volmar on bass and drums respectively. 

Various
Pour Me A Grog: The Funaná Revolt in 1990s Cabo Verde

'Pour Me A Grog' is a loving examination of funaná, a music based on the gaita (accordion) instrument originating in Cabo Verde in the second half of the 20th century. In the context of colonial rule, it was a heavily policed music, but in the 90s, when the islands held their first democratic elections, the scene’s leading lights were finally let loose in studios. This is a snapshot of that time. 

Happy Mondays
The Early EP's

Hey....sorted etc. Drug-addled but fooking influential Madchester posse Happy Mondays are re-issuing their early EPs on an LP box set. It contains the Forty Five, Freaky Dancin/The Egg, Tart Tart and 24 Hour Party People EPs all remastered and on different coloured vinyl. It's like a kaleidoscope of sounds and colours, man. Gonna cost you forty big ones. See ya down the Hacienda. #stillravin'. 
  • Vinyl LP box set (LMS5521302)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl

Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Peaking Lights & Ivan Lee
Life of the Plants

Life OF Plants sees the Godfather of dub reggae, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry team up with Wisconsin-based psychedelic pop duo Peaking Lights and Ivan lee. Despite the collaboration, their is no hiding some classic Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry sounds, his indelible stamp is all over this 4-track 12”.

Zeta Zeta
Dream Hotel

Zeta Zeta AKA Daf Lloyd left the comfort of his London Studio to live in a Russian forest where he made Dream Hotel. The idea behind it was to make music that could take the listener into different ‘rooms’ and ‘corridors’ to explore the space we find in memories, dreams and altered states. He used electronic and analogue instruments to create soundscapes that are both dense and ethereal. Ben Vince and Sally Evans make guest appearances.

Negative Approach
Tied Down


  • Vinyl LP (TG003LPC1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Meemo Comma
Sleepmoss

Sleepmoss is the second album by Meemo Comma, AKA, Lara Rix-Martin, a Brighton-based producer. It is the follow-up to Ghost On The Stairs, which was an inward-looking, yet, cathartic album. Sleepmoss is more outward-looking, inspired by autumn and winter walks with her dog, celebrating the glory of nature.

Minimal Compact
Creation Is Perfect

Dutch post-punk band Minimal Compact formed in 1980 and were famed for their energy, unpredictability and intensity. Creation is Perfect sees them under the guidance of long time collaborator and post-punk legend Colin Newman of Wire as they re-record some classic tracks, giving extra hue to their original compositions. 

Larry Gus
Subservient

Subservient is the fourth release for DFA by Larry Gus AKA Panagiotis Melidis. He sings in Greek and English over a mix of pop-oriented funk and Mediterranean rhythms. The album’s theme centres on how to balance family life with his artistic leanings, and really just how to survive when the world is seeming like everything is going wrong.

Little Scream
Speed Queen

'Speed Queen' is the third album by Little Queen AKA Montreal-based Laurel Sprengelmeyer. It sees her reflecting on the social divisions in America, with many of the lyrics written whilst touring through the country. Coming from a low-income background herself, she has observed how the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer and she's not happy about it.

Bobby Oroza
This Love Instrumentals

An instrumental version of Bobby Oroza’s already much-beloved debut album 'This Love', originally released earlier in 2019. Teaming up with production team Cold Diamond & Mink, the record built on Oroza’s 2016 underground hit ‘This Love’, yielding a collection of minimalist musical constructions spanning soft-rock balladry to skeletal soul and funk, with Oroza’s low-key croon sitting atop the mix. 
  • Vinyl LP (BCR076LPC1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something
Oh Really, What's That Then?

Jemma Freeman was a member of Bella Union band Landshapes before a solo project and now full band Jemma Freeman and the Cosmic Something, took over. 'Oh Really, What’s That Then?' Is their debut album following a couple of singles and EPs. Described as a power trio, their sound takes in psychedelic glam rock, folk rock and proto-metal. 
  • Vinyl LP (TAR012V)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Pinback
Summer In Abaddon (15th Anniversary Edition)

Now I feel old. It's been 15 years since Pinback released 'Summer In Abaddon'-  an album which came after the two albums I really liked by them which are now presumably even older. 'Summer In Abaddon' hardened their lovely guitar pop a little, bringing in more obviously emo-influences to the duos rhetoric. For the uninitiated, these former members of 3 Mile Pilot and Heavy Vegetable are somewhat in the literate style of Death Cab for Cutie. 
  • Vinyl LP (TG237LPC2)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Maria W Horn
Epistasis

Maria W Horn of XKatedral follows on from her 2018 debut, 'Kontrapoetik', with 'Epistasis'. The Swedish composer combines the worlds of avant-garde and electronic in a way that explores minimalism à la Phil Niblock and visceral massiveness like Anna Von Hausswolff’s organ-powered songs. On Hallow Ground. 

Psychic TV
The Evening Sun Turns Crimson

In 2017 Psychic TV were commissioned to play a live musical performance alongside a showing of Derek Jarman's 1974 film 'In The Shadow of the Sun'. The performance took place at (where else?) Cafe Oto in London and here is the musical accompaniment for the first time on vinyl and based (I think) on an original soundtrack by Throbbing Gristle.  

François Tusques
Alors Nosferatu Combina Un Plan Ingénieux

Alors Nosferatu Combina Un Plan Ingénieux is constructed from tapes found in François Tusques’s basement, recorded around the time that the legendary French jazz pianist performed a number of similarly iconic concerts from early 1969 to late 1971. The results are released via Cacophonic Records. 

Tool
Fear Inoculum

Arracka-tung-tung-tackka-nnka-nnka! Arrucky-tickan-tickan-tung… oh wait, sorry, we got our Korn and our Tool mixed up again. Thing is, you see, Tool have been away for so long now that we’d assumed them consigned to history - it’s now thirteen years since they released '10,000' Days, you know. Good to have them back though, especially when the band appear to have used their time away productively. Fifth studio LP Fear Inoculum is another set of baroque, stadium-sized prog-metal from The Thinking Man’s Primus. 
  • CD box set (19075950552)
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  • Limited edition

Matana Roberts
Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis

Matana Roberts has now reached the fourth instalment in her highly praised Coin Coin series. With the first three records exploring avenues of avant-garde composition, ranging from a large band down to solo work, Chapter Four: Memphis restores the collaborative motif, and sees Roberts lay out her most diverse musical vision yet, based on her scholarly research and passion for her subjects. 

Bodega
Shiny New Model

Brooklyn quintet Bodega (and not the Nottingham venue of the same name) have announced a mini-album titled 'Shiny New Model'. It features eight songs of big grooves and wistful melodies. FFO Parquet Courts, Shame, and Idles. What is a mini-album anyway? Where is the line? Is it just an EP? Answers on a postcard.

Ikpathua x Anxiety Support Group
Tape 09

London-based label Cong Burn’s Tape 09 sees Anxiety Support Group (Aaron Turner) team up with Ikpathua following the split with Carlos (Charlotte Bickley), this time presenting the usual porta-studio improvised jams mixed up with abstract, blissful techno. Presented in a limited run of only 50 cassettes. 

Girls In Synthesis
Arterial Movements

Taking their cues from post punk and DIY punk of the early ‘80s, UK three-piece Girls In Synthesis make a tremendous din.  On Arterial Movements EP, it comes in the form of thumping drums, propulsive bass, frenzied vocals and shards of electric guitars. All of this is propped up against a wall of electronic noise. 

Mikal Cronin
Seeker

Mikal Cronin, pal of Ty Segal, has done a Justin Vernon. Following a bit of a rough time in his personal life, he took off to a cabin in the woods with his cat. After getting the space he needed, Seeker became a thing. He wrote and demoed most of his fourth LP there before a forest fire made him flee. He’s also dropped the number as album name formula that has seemingly worked for him previously. The recording of the album was heavily influenced by The Beatles’ White Album.

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. 

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.

Penguin Cafe
Handfuls of Night

A continuation project of his father’s Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Arthur Jeffes returns with his fourth Penguin Cafe album Handfuls of Night. Inspired by Scott’s voyage to the Antarctic, the nine-track experience is bookended by beautiful instrumentals and takes in minimalist, cinematic pieces and uplifting, almost cathartic peaks. 
New in: Friday 18th October 2019

Foxes in Fiction
Trillium Killer

Foxes In Fiction is the recording moniker of Warren Hildebrand, a Canadian musician who currently resides in the Big Apple. Trillium Killer is his third album, a patchwork of soundscapes, tape samples, drum machines, vocals, strings and electronic bass sees lo-fi and hi-fi nestling together in perfect harmony. A good thing to know about this fella is that he founded the label Orchid Tapes, and is responsible for putting out early recordings by Sandy (Alex G) and Soccer Mommy.

Pulselovers
Cotswold Stone

This looks a bit lovely. Despite coming from horrible old Doncaster, Pulselovers are in love not only with pulses but with the English countryside. This album celebrates the bucolic beauty found once you get away from the built up stuff by way of haunting electronica that references BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Boards of Canada. They also use woodwind to help with that pastoral feel. Comes in an edition of 300 with badges and inserts.  
  • Vinyl LP
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

K2
Hepatopolitika

An incredibly rare work released originally in 1994 on just 125 numbered copies, Hepatopolitika from K2 (the recording name of Japanese sound artist Kimihide Kusafuka). Recorded on his return to music after qualifying as a pathologist, it’s a minimalistic mix of musique concrete, and it now gets a lavish (but not much bigger) re-issue on Urashima. 
  • Vinyl LP (Uma 133)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Atrax Morgue
Autoerotic Death

Marco Corbelli’s Atrax Morgue project has been famous in experimental music circles since it commenced in the early Nineties. In 1996, armed only with his trusty Sequential Circuits Six-Trak analogue synth, Corbelli recorded four tracks of sweeping noise, released on cassette only with the title Autoerotic Death. Now, it’s being re-issued in highly limited vinyl form, on regular disc and laser-cut wooden box set. 

Geoffrey Hendricks with Philip Corner
Stones : Dreams

Stones : Dreams is the first ever audio recording from the recently deceased Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendricks, who passed away last year. Made in conjunction with his close friend Philip Corner, the record consists of quiet, musique concrete meditations, and comes with a 16-page leaflet of diaries, essays and artworks from Hendricks himself. 

Los Tabanos Experience
Rise of the Melted Eagle

They sure do love their space-rock down in Santiago. Los Tabanos Experience are one of the newer groups on the Chilean capital's scene, but LPs like ‘Rise Of The Melted Eagle’ show that this sextet are a good match for the Föllakzoid’s of this world. If you couldn’t tell from the album name or track titles like ‘The Magma Caravan’, this is a record of vivid and proggy psych-rock of the Ozric Tentacles school.
  • Vinyl Double LP (DRR030)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Om
BBC Radio 1

Om are a heavy metal band who were formed as a duo by Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius from stoner metalers, Sleep. Hakius has since left the band. They have expanded to a trio with the addition of Emil Amos and Tyler Trotter. BBC Radio 1 is a session they recorded at the legendary Maida Vale studios in spring 2019. Among the four tracks are the OM classics Gethsemine and State Of No Return.

Various
Tales of Halloween

It's nearly that time of year again - Halloween! This selection of ten various ghouly and ghastly tunes promises to terrorise your house and potentially the rest of your neighbourhood. Featuring the likes of Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent) and Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), you're in bloody good hands here.

Diagonal
Arc

Heady, artistic groove-rock from Diagonal here. The Brighton band’s first LP in seven years, Arc is full of tracks grounded by great work from the rhythm section that’s often pitched somewhere between motorik Krautrock and the psychedelic new-beat style of someone like Whilst. Atop this we get vocals reminiscent of Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis (RIP) and some ripping, vaguely proggy guitar play.

Charles Bernstein
A Nightmare On Elm Street (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Score)

A vinyl re-issue of Charles Bernstein’s memorable score to A Nightmare On Elm Street, the 1984 horror classic that introduced the world to the nightmarish figure of Freddy Krueger. Bernstein’s mixture of synth sounds that ranged from chilling to blood-curdling, plus distorted percussion and creepy voices, established the mood perfectly. 

8 Bit Radiohead
Kid 8

Pretty self-explanatory, this one - Radiohead’s Kid A gets programmed for 8-bit instruments and then gets given the clever title of Kid 8. This stuff’s been knocking around online for a few years, but this remastered version really does justice to the meticulous attention-to-detail of these chiptune re-renderings. Yesterday I woke up sucking on a cartridge.
  • Vinyl LP (UFO4LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Éliane Radigue
Chry-Ptus

Éliane Radigue has had a long and distinguished career in the field of experimental electronics and drone. A 1971 piece which Radigue composed on New York University’s Buchla 100 synthesiser, Chry-Ptus was the first thing Radigue wrote for analog synthesiser. Though not her first work, Chry-Ptus arguably represents the beginning of Radigue’s journey in earnest - the record’s slowly-morphing drones, not dissimilar to her old studio pal Laurie Spiegel, certainly helped set the tone for Radigue’s subsequent work. Originally released as two cassettes that could be played either simultaneously or out-of-sync to create different phasing patterns, this new Important Records edition of Chry-Ptus combines the two on one slab o’ wax.

Marcus Fjellström
Schattenspieler


  • Vinyl LP (mialp 013)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Bruno Nicolai
Défense de Savoir

The first vinyl re-issue for Bruno Nicolai’s soundtrack to French director Nadine Trintignant’s 1973 crime thriller Défense de Savoir (trans: Forbidden To Know). The Italian composer was responsible for dozens of acclaimed soundtracks around this time, but this is an often overlooked score, partly because it was only originally released in France. 
  • Vinyl LP (TRS13)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Morton Feldman
For Bunita Marcus (performed by Lenio Liatsou)

A celebrated pioneer of indeterminate music in the mid-20th century, American composer Morton Feldman returned to his favourite instrument, the piano, in the last ten years of his life and came up with this truly epic piece, For Bunita Marcus, performed here by Lenio Liatsu and clocking in a nearly one-and-a-half hours. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (GOD27)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
New in: Thursday 17th October 2019

Jason Lytle
Arthur King Presents Jason Lytle: NYLONANDJUNO

The latest album in the King Arthur presents series sees Grandaddy mainman Jason Lyttle getting experimental. NYLONANDJUNO was recorded for the LA collective by Lyttle alone using an analog synth and a nylon strung guitar. He took his inspiration for making the music from the song titles he’d already come up with.

Strawberry Guy
Taking My Time To Be

He's had a million You Tube streams, he plays keys in the Orielles, he's the Strawberry Guy no less. Real name Alex Stephens, he moved from Wales to Liverpool where the city that spawned both the Beatles and Cast inspired him to make dream pop that was initially done for fun but when the clicks kept coming the Strawberry Guy decided to do it for real. Cue this debut mini LP that should snag your ears if you like a bit of Beach House and Weyes Blood. 

Corridor
Junior

According to the press release the third album from Quebec's Corridor was recorded yesterday which means it's still as fresh and vital as a brand new tub of humous. Sub Pop got so excited by it that they released it a day after which is good going. It may be bang up to date but their sound is timeless, a mixture of guitar burn and jangle, some post-punk, some psych, lots of fun. What did you do yesterday? Corridor made an album and we'd better get on it before time runs out. 

The Twilight Sad
Oran Mor Session

Scottish alt-rock miserablists The Twilight Sad have enough full studio albums under their belt to start turning towards compilations and rare track collections. The Oran Mor Session was of course recorded in the venue mentioned in the title, and finds the band in fine form attacking a number of tracks from their last album Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave. On Fatcat.
  • Vinyl LP (FATLP140)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl

Battles
Juice B Crypts

Having attracted some criticism for their indifferent last outing four years ago, experimental rock enthusiasts Battles drop their fourth studio album, which presses the reset button on expectations once again. Which is to say, there's only two of them now. Juice B Crypts is a veritable whirlwind of sonics and features collaborations with Shabazz Palaces and tUnE-YaRdS.

Will Burns & Hannah Peel
Chalk Hill Blue (Deluxe Edition)

Musician Hannah Peel and poet Will Burns link up for the dreamy Chalk Hill Blue. Neither artist takes the lead here, sometimes Burns responds to Peel and sometimes Peel to Burns. The result is always captivating; Burns delivers his poems with authority and conviction, while Peel's music is as eccentric as usual. This edition is bundled with the duo's 'Pale Tussock' 7".

Russ Waterhouse
1 Minute 2 Midnight

1 Minute 2 Midnight is the second solo album by Russ Waterhouse. Waterhouse was one half of the experimental duo Blues Control who are currently on indefinite hiatus. Here, Waterhouse finds his inspiration at the scene of a historic chemical spill in the city of Hopewell, Virginia, expressing himself through tense electronics, field recordings and a caustic guitar finale.

Behavior
Spirits & Embellishments

LA rockers Behavior come through with an LP of tight, passionate tunes in the form of Spirits & Embellishments. There are a few forces at play in the trio’s knotted guitar music - heart-on-sleeve post-hardcore, muscular noise-rock, the wide-eyed post-punk of early Ought and even the ghost of Don Caballero’s twiddlesome math-rock can all be found with balls in play on tracks like ‘The Thirsty Garden’. The vocals are delivered with urgency and angst.

Saariselka
The Ground Our Sky

Saariselka is a collaboration between two pioneers of ‘ambient Americana’, Chuck Johnson and Date Palms’ Marielle V. Jakobsons. With the former playing pedal steel guitar and the latter on synthesisers, the duo’s debut album The Ground Our Sky explores those horizons where the earth beneath our feet meets the celestial heavens. 

Jordan Moser
Long Night

Jordan Moser is a new kid on the block, but you wouldn’t guess it from his assured country-folk debut, Long Night. Musically it recalls Guy Clark and John Prine, lyrically, there is a wit and irreverence that suggests he’s been at this for longer. Fellow Texas resident, Molly Burch guests. RIYL Bon Iver, Cass McCombs, Iron & Wine, Towns Van Zandt.

Bill MacKay & Katinka Kleijn
STIR

New album from Chicago resident and serial collaborator Bill Mackay alongside cellist Katinka Kleijn. Here the duo use the Hermann Hesse’s novel Steppenwolf as a basis for a series of sketches that draw from the worlds of chamber music, jazz, folk and avant-garde. Expect an inquisitive, exploratory and improvisational work from these curious musical pals.   

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back!

Ah what would we do without the Brian Jonestown Massacre. We'd have two or three fewer records to sell per week that's what we'd do. The latest is a re-issue of their 1997 record Give it Back. This is the one they were working on around the time Dig! was filmed ("man, you broke my Sitar!"). It also is the only BJM album to feature future the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club member Peter Hayes.  

DJ Spinn
Da Life EP

Teklife member DJ Spinn returns to the Hyperdub label with a brand new five-track 12” vinyl EP. The collection features four originals - the lead track ‘Knock A Patch Out’ is repeated in a clean format on side one - that range from fast-paced footwork freakouts, with which Spinn is normally associated, to the funky slow jam ‘Make Her Hot’. 

Coil
Swanyard

How about this, then? Over two hours of unreleased Coil, dating from 1993 to 1996 and scrubbed from Danny Hyde’s (Coil, Psychic TV, Electric Sewer Age) studio archive. In a nice touch, the cover art, courtesy of Nurse With Wound’s Steven Stapleton, is derived from one of Jhon Balance’s dreams. On Infinite Fog.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (IF-89LPW)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Brijean
Walkie Talkie

Brijean Murphy is the drummer who keeps the metronome ticking in U.S. Girls and others. On 'Walkie Talkie' she collaborates with producer Doug Stuart to create a collection of pop songs that are influenced by jazz and latin musics. Of course, the percussion rhythms on show are groovy and utterly captivating.

Imaginary Softwoods
Imaginary Softwoods

Out of all the Emeralds side projects Imaginary Softwoods is perhaps the lesser known. It was made by founding member John Elliott in 2010 and is a journey into dark soundscapes and washed out doomy psychedelia. After the initial triple cassette sold out it was pressed onto vinyl by Digitalis. These copies are apparently 'warehouse finds' and you have precisely fifteen seconds to get one before they sell out again.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (DIGIV060)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Matt Christensen / Circle Bros
Split

Matt Christensen was the guitarist and singer for Zelienpole, a band on the edges of slowcore, post-rock and shoegaze. His solo work is similar, but a more spacious and eerie. Wim Lecluyse who runs Morc Records, records under the name Circle Bros and has a sound that, over the years, has changed from ambient to song-based project. Their split single is available through Morc Records.
  • Vinyl LP (morc 078)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Abul Mogard
Kimberlin

Kimberlin is an experimental film set on the tiny Isle of Portland off the south coast of England, examining the phenomenon of insular politics and Brexit post-2016. Synthesiser wizard Abul Mogard delivers its haunting and alluring soundtrack, constructed from field recordings and an array of retro technology. 
  • Vinyl LP (ELP049-COL)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

BGM
Back Ground Music

BGM, which I assume stands for Back Ground Music is the work of Japanese electronic producer Takayuki Shiraishi. He takes his influences from the worlds of post-punk, new wave and krautrock. Back Ground Music is one of the most sought after LPs in Japan. Fortunately this reissue will make it significantly easier to find.
New in: Wednesday 16th October 2019

Steph Horak and Renick Bell
Live at Pirate Studios, Bristol

US musician Renick Bell is a pioneer of live coded music. Steph Horak, aka SheIsRevolting, is a sound and video artist. They are drawn together here to perform Live at Pirate Studios, Bristol. They improvise, live, with drums, vocals and code to create live algorithmic beats with Horak stretching the possibilities of her voice using a programmable effects pedal. Recorded in 2016. 
  • Tape (CON025)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Letherette
Brown Lounge, Vol. 5

Love a bit of Letherette me and the Wolverhampton duo continue their Brown Lounge series with a tape on Wulf. The Brown Lounge series sees them step away slightly from their usual template and make what is probably known now as a 'mix-tape' - scattered short form tracks made out of samples of old things chopped and spliced. Very Dilla, very Madlib.  

Kath Bloom & Loren Connors
Sand In My Shoe

Ooh Sand in My Shoe(s) by Dido. Haunting eh? Legendary folk duo Kath Bloom & Loren Connors provided their own end of the holiday lament with this 1983 album which was only pressed in a short run of 200 or so copies at the time. In the intervening years the legend surrounding these explorers grew and so it is time for a luxury re-issue with digital bonus tracks and a live EP. For the uninitiated this is beautiful fragile folk mixing originals with traditional material which gained long term fandom from the likes of Bill Callahan and Mark Kozelek. 
  • Vinyl LP (CH154LPC1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy

Deja Vega
Deja Vega

Mancunian trio Déjà Vega present their eponymous debut LP. This record is full of well-rendered lad-psych tunes, all humming basslines and post-Stone Roses lyrical flotsam/jetsam. Some of the tracks swagger along in a manner which recalls early Kasabian, others have more of a motorik Krautish feel to them. Could be massive, this lot.

Erik Levander
Inåt

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Erik Levander joins the Forwind label with his latest album release Inåt (meaning ‘Inwards’). As opposed to the largely synthesiser-based nature of his previous LP Couesnon, these five new compositions mix both digital and acoustic instrumentation and use it as a platform for the listener to journey inside their minds. 

Holden
The Idiots Are Winning

The Idiots Are Winning (now there’s a sentiment that holds up well today) was the debut album by one time overlord of computer music, Holden, or James Holden, as we’ve come to know and love him. It was originally released in 2006 and contains the classic tracks Idiot, Lump, Corduroy and 10101. James Holden went on to make The Animal Spirits, No.2 in the Norman Records albums of the year in 2017. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (14BCLP2)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Snuff
There's A Lot Of It About

North London punks Snuff return after 6 years with their tenth album, There’s A Lot Of It About. It is the follow-up to their 2013 album 5-4-3-2-1 Perhaps?. The band, to the uninitiated, are a speedy, hook heavy, horn heavy band that bring all the skins, mods and punks together under one roof. 

Mirel Wagner
Mirel Wagner

Fin Mirel Wagner gained international attention with her Sub Pop record the Vladislav Delay-assisted When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day but now it's time to turn the clock back and re-appraise her self titled debut. It's been out of print for some years so now is the time to snap up a grey vinyl edition of the first bout of her slight gothic insidious song craft.  

Various
The Music of DC Comics - Volume 2

A full 29 tracks taken from an array of adaptations of DC comics. Batman, Superman, The Flash and many more heroes, as soundtracked by artists as wild and varied as Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL and the one and only Sun Ra. The Music Of DC Comics - Volume 2 is a double LP pressed to 180g wax, with a bonus poster thrown in. Out on Music On Vinyl.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVATM127C)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Rupert Gregson-Williams
Wonder Woman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

A collaborator of Hans Zimmer’s on soundtracks such as Winter’s Tale and The Crown and with Ben Folds for Over The Hedge. After making the score for Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge Rupert Gregson-Williams tries his hand at super hero flick Wonder Woman with apt grandeur. Features To Be Human by Sia and Labrinth.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVATM167C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Steven Price
Suicide Squad (Original Motion Picture Score)

You all loved the film adaptation of the DC comic Suicide Squad, didn’t you? The film starred Will Smith, Margot Robie, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne and Viola Davis along with a whole bunch of other people. Now you can get the score on pink and blue vinyl. It was composed by Steven Price, whose other film scores include Gravity, Attack The Block and Baby Driver.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVATM111C)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Melt-Banana
Charlie

As bonkers as the hair on the cover, Charlie was the Tokyo terrors Melt Banana's 1998 album where they continue their path into neo-insanity by way of pop-punk scree and scream 'n' churn prog-core. There's no sound quite like this on the planet and if you haven't seen them live then you haven't lived. Prepare to be scared. 
New in: Tuesday 15th October 2019

Foals
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 2

The days when Foals made the sort of short-circuiting post-punk that had them briefly touted as a math-rock band are long gone. As anyone who’s checked in with the group’s last few records can attest, Yannis et al now deal in a brand of meaty stadium-rock that comes off like an art-school version of Rage Against The Machine. Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 2, the companion piece to the Part 1 that was released earlier this year, continues to lean into this sound.
New in: Monday 14th October 2019

Floating Points
Crush

Recorded during an intense, deliberately restricted five-week window rather than the years it took to make his 2015 debut Elaenia, Sam Shepherd has announced his second Floating Points album Crush. Inspired by his massive 2017 shows supporting The xx, this record is much more immediate than previous work, as demonstrated by lead single ‘LesAlpx’ released earlier this year. 
New in: Tuesday 8th October 2019

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. 

808 State
Transmission Suite

Once hilariously misnamed Bob State by someone at Top of the Pops, Manchester's legendary electronic pioneers 808 State return with their first album since 2002. They recorded this at the old Granada studios in their home town so expect some of that rain-lashed industrial heritage to have rubbed off on their atmospheric Detroit influenced techno. A welcome return.  
New in: Monday 7th October 2019

Lightning Bolt
Sonic Citadel

The press release for Sonic Citadel, the new album from Lightning Bolt, tells us who drummer Brian Chippendale has collaborated with from Bjork to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and about an ace computer game he wrote called Thumper. What you want to know, I reckon, is that this is the Providence, Rhode Island noise rock duo’s ninth album and it will blow your mind. On Thrill Jockey.
New in: Thursday 12th September 2019

Jungle / Various
Back To Mine

The latest in the Back To Mine series sees modern soul collective Jungle choosing tracks they’d like to play you when winding down after a good night out. It features some of the bands favourite tracks from the likes of Barbara Moore, Merle, Drumtalk, Mocky, Kamaal Williams, BadBadNotGood and Mansur Brown. Also includes exclusive Jungle track, Come Back A Different Day.

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