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New in: Thursday 18th April 2019

Various
THESIS SET 04

A set of 4 limited edition ten-inch vinyl records from Minnesota's THESIS imprint. All beautifully packaged with gorgeous artwork. The set includes the following: THESIS 14 - Chris Adams (Hood/Bracken) & Oliver Doerell (Dictaphone) THESIS 15 - Simon Scott & Mike Weis PRINT/TRACK 03 - Rauelsson & Derek Hunter Wilson PRINT/TRACK 05 - Endless Melancholy & Hotel Neon Handmade packaging includes: JACKET: Unique illustration using airbrush & cut paper - Laser cut with project title and songs. SLEEVE: Unique sleeve with pen/airbrush illustration of artist's hands and states of origin - Laser cut with credits. VINYL: Black 10" record pressed at Record Industry in The Netherlands - Poly storage sleeve PRINT/TRACK: Releases come with two signed art prints by artist Gregory Euclide.
  • Vinyl LP box set
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XXXtentacion
17

While you pour one out for the recently departed XXXtentacion, it would be good to listen along to his debut album, now fully available again. 17, recorded and released at a remarkable young age, is here pressed up in CD and vinyl editions (for the very first time: this used to be digital only material) by Bad Vibes Forever / Empire.

Kogumaza
Fugues

Nottingham’s Kogumaza have spent four years painstakingly creating their third studio effort, the sprawling double album Fugues, presented here over two sides of clear 180g vinyl and released to coincide with the band’s tenth anniversary. Expect intense, drawn-out passages of post-rock fireworks.
  • Vinyl Double LP
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Leafcutter John
Yes! Come Parade With Us

Back in 2017, Leafcutter John captured a number field recordings collected while hiking across a hefty sixty miles stretching out across Norfolk’s coastal path. The resulting album, 'Yes! Come Parade With Us' - released by Border Community - features these field-recordings as a bedrock, while a kind of deeply English take of cosmic kosmische synth players over top, with aid from musician friends Tom Skinner and Sebastian Rochford.

The Home Current
No Friction ​/ ​Leave Your Fears (Remix)

Electronic music auteur the Home Current has a new LP out soon so what better way to get excited that to choose between two lathe cut 7"s on either black or clear vinyl. They contain one album track and three exclusive tracks. Limited to just 99 copies each you'll get art prints and other ephemera such as a badge and a sticker.  

Kinbrae
Landforms

On sophomore effort Landforms, the twin brothers that make up Kinbrae, Andrew and Michael Truscott, have navigated away from the modern classical / musique-concrete that defined their debut Tidal Patterns and adopted modular synthesisers to shape their sonic building blocks. Released on vinyl via newly-formed London label Truant. 
  • Vinyl LP (TRNT002)
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Heather Woods Broderick
Invitation

Heather Woods Broderick played in Sharon Van Etten’s band. Now she’s going solo. Her new LP, Invitation, was recorded on the Oregon coast. It would seem that the huge rock formations and towering pine trees tempered by the miles of desolate beaches, and the silvering driftwood have informed the ebb and flow of this album. If you’re a fan of Sharon Van Etten, Weyes Blood, Julia Holter, Julianna Barwick or Marissa Nadler, then you should check this out. LP and CD on Western Vinyl.
  • CD (WV190CD)
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  • Vinyl LP (WV190LPC1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Carla dal Forno
So Much Better

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

Dreamtime
Tidal Mind

Much-anticipated fourth studio album from Australian psychedelic rock merchants Dreamtime. Inspired by the sounds of late Sixties/early Seventies jams and Kosmiche Musik, on Tidal Mind the Brisbane four-piece focuses on maritime themes. Consequently, this latest effort sounds much more fluid and peaceful than previous outings. 
  • Vinyl LP (CFUL135)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
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Heith
Mud

Haunter Records mainstay Heith strikes out on his own with the first release on his own SAUCERS imprint. To inaugurate the label he’s turned out Mud, an EP that takes in experimental electronics, dark ambient, Lotic’s club deconstructions and the weightless grime of Mr. Mitch. Mud is a nerve-jangling listen, but all the more thrilling for that fact.
  • Vinyl 12" (SAUCERS#1)
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  • Limited edition
New in: Wednesday 17th April 2019

Shawty Pimp
Still Comin' Real

Thanks to European label Gyptology Records, we can now lay our hands on a first-time vinyl edition of Shawty Pimp's cult 1995 cassette 'Still Comin' Real'. This limited-edition LP showcases 11 raw rap cuts from the Memphis, Tennessee hotbed of hip-hop in the '90s. A gloriously lo-fi album showcasing Pimp's unique vocal delivery. 
  • Vinyl LP (GYPT001)
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Marco Bernardi
Plat + Form P.F.

The third Marco Bernardi EP for London’s brokntoys (Pip Williams, London Modular Alliance) contains both new and old material, though to you and us it’ll just sound new. Not only are there recent compositions on Plat + Form P.F., but this record also contains stuff that was originally made for an as-yet-unreleased album from Bernardi’s Octogen project. Whatever the manner in which it was conceived, this is another cracking set of dystopian electro from the Glaswegian.
  • Vinyl 12" (BT33)
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  • Limited edition

O Yuki Conjugate
Insect-Talk - Tolouse Low Trax & Howes Remixes

Utter is a nice little series that has already seen releases from Trevor Jackson and Jam City fellow Jack Latham. For their third drop they present an EP based around O Yuki Conjugate’s 1995 track ‘Insect-Talk’. The group offer up two new versions of ‘Insect-Talk’ here - the ‘Dry’ mix is a delightfully weird bit of slo-mo Balearicism, while the ‘2018 Remix’ goes for more of a Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement thing. Sandwiched between these we get remixes from Toulouse Low Trax and Howes. Insect-Talk rounds out with a locked groove.
  • Vinyl 12" (UTTER3)
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The Drums
Brutalism

Now where have we heard that title before? What they lack in originality though they make up in....um.....um....ah I know... explanations for band member departures. This is their second album since founding member Jacob Graham left to 'concentrate on his puppetry' and sees Jonny Pierce draft in a drummer for the first time. The press release bleats that this is their best collection of songs yet.   

UT
Conviction

Reissue of UT's debut album Conviction. By 1986 the band had left behind no-wave New York for post-punk London. On the album the trio of Nina Canal, Jacqui Ham and Sally Young, explore the shared space between no-wave, post-punk and even the more improvisational space of free jazz to create songs that are simultaneous taut and expansive. 

Hoodna Orchestra
Ofel

Much, if not most, modern music has its roots in Africa, but the twelve-piece ensemble Hoodna Orchestra aim to make that explicit by studying these traces back to their original source while simultaneously fusing these sounds together. They do so with tremendous precision and expertise, as demonstrated throughout the entirety of 2018s ‘OFEL’.

Centrum
För Meditation

Centrum’s first record is a mishmash of chants, drones and sludge rhythms. Listening to För Meditation is somewhat of a trip, a trip to distant steppes and failed hippy communities, through Swedish forests to the hole where some people keep their heart. Something of crossover between Popol Vuh, Goat, and Boris’ Flood (part 2).
  • Vinyl LP (LAUNCH165)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Fat White Family
Serfs Up!

Oh lord they are back. "The most gratifying and unexpected creative volte face in recent musical history!" screams the press release. The first track released from the sessions 'Feet' spends its time begging to differ as it just sounds like Fat White Family. But why let actual music get in the way of a hyped press release and their usual flirting with dodgy imagery. It's certainly something that never stopped Fat White Family before so in that respect it's same as it ever was. We'll reserve further judgement til we've heard the whole thing maybe.  

HEALTH
VOL4::SLAVES OF FEAR

HEALTH are back on Loma Vista (Denzel Curry, St. Vincent) with new LP VOL4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR. Much like 2015’s Death Magic, this set finds the LA group streamlining the noise-barrages of their early work into sleeker, poppier song structures. There are flavours of cyberpunk, industrial rock and even a little nu-metal to many of the cuts here. The manner in which Jacob Duszik’s vocals glide serenely over the frenzy gives VOL4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR a strong Placebo vibe.
  • Vinyl LP (LVR555)
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Gore Tech
Geist Fibre

Drum & Bass, DnB, the hard stuff. Gore Tech isn't just about keeping you dry. He's been plying his trade down in Manchester for a good while now and Geist Fibre is the product of all that hard graft. The sort of dance music that goes down well with metal fans. Brutal, fast and dystopian. On Ohm Resistance.
  • Vinyl Double LP (OHM49M)
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The Underground Youth
Mademoiselle

The Underground Youth are a band for whom demand has always outstripped supply, so don’t hang around on this Fuzz Club release of Mademoiselle! This 2010 record was only ever released online before, so this is the first opportunity to get a physical copy of this particular strain of lo-fi psych-folk. CD and 1000-copies-only vinyl editions.
  • Vinyl LP (FC33V12R)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Tarotplane
First

Baltimore resident PJ Dorsey releases his first album as his solo project Tarotplane. First is a nicely psyched-out journey, with tasty lashings of komische. Guitars are treated and reverbed, tape loops and field recordings filter in and out of the mix, and the results are all-round transportative. LP release on Aguirre.

Puma Blue
Only Trying 2 Tell U

Puma Blue drops his latest single via Blue Flowers (Westerman, Nilüfer Yanya), and it’s a lovely thing. ‘Only Trying 2 Tell U’ is spare, streetwise contemporary r&b that draws from contemporaries like King Krule and FKA Twigs as well the older heads of Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu. Mr. Blue has also got the best falsetto you’ll hear in 2019. One to cop before this guy goes stratospheric.

Puma Blue
Blood Loss

Rapidly-rising Londoner Puma Blue drops a new EP via Blue Flowers. With its lackadaisical MPC grooves, jazz-flecked guitar chords and watery production, there is an obvious comparison to make between Blood Loss and King Krule’s Zoo Kid days. Like King Krule, Puma Blue’s also got a wicked voice, though where Archy Marshall’s is a gruff bark Puma Blue’s is a dreamy tenor ala Frank Ocean.

Khidja
In The Middle Of The Night

Highly praised newcomers Khidja step up from the underground to deliver their first EP for the prestigious DFA label, presented on 12” vinyl. Sprawling across four brooding and foundation-shaking tracks that take in house to twisted dub, the Romanian duo takes the listener through a range of nocturnal moods. 
  • Vinyl 12" (DFA2635)
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Drugdealer
Raw Honey

Before Michael Collins decided on the name Drugdealer he was alternately known as both Salvia Plath and Run DMT. As such, it might be best not to expect anything too serious from the Millennial Ariel Pink on his second Drugdealer LP Raw Honey. This is an album of possibly-post-ironic blue-eyed soul jams that sound like, I dunno, Bread or something. Raw Honey’s general air of disaffected frippery is aided by the fact that Mac Demarco produced this thing.

Gently Tender
Some Hard Advice

Gentle Tender take their name from an Incredible String Band song. They play a mix of old folk and soul with elements of ‘60s and ‘70s psychedelic pop. They feature members of The Palma Violets and The Big Moon. Some Hard Advice is their new single which follows their debut 7” Two Chords Good. 7” single on Zöetrope Records.
  • Vinyl 7" (GT1)
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The Wannadies
Yeah

You may not know this but the Wannadies did another album other than Be A Girl and another song other than 'You and Me'. For proof, here it is. It's called Yeah and it was released in 1999. It sees them leaning towards a more electronic sound with some danceable grooves. It contains some of the songs the band plays live whilst everyone waits for 'You and Me'.   
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2304C)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Ian Brown
Unfinished Monkey Business

Everyone thinks he looks like a monkey anyway so Ian Brown ran with the theme for his first solo album. After the disaster that was the Stone Roses last few years, Unfinished Monkey Business was way better than it had any right to be and includes Brown's possible solo high water mark 'Corpses In Their Mouths' amongst other lo-fi and funky songs.    

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
Valley Of The Boom

Valley Of The Boom is a docudrama series about the ‘90s tech boom in Silicon Valley. It was shown of the National Geographic channel. The soundtrack was recorded by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, with each episode of the series having a different soundscape. The duo are known for their Stranger Things score and as members of Austin, Texas electronic band Survive. Blue vinyl 2LP, limited to 500 copies on Music On Vinyl.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVATM236C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
New in: Tuesday 16th April 2019

Nouvelle Vague
Curiosities

Nouvelle Vague are famous for making electronic versions of punk and new wave classics. Over the past 15 years, a few of those covers have remained unreleased. Curiosities gathers them all together in one place. The most interesting songs on here are The Gun Club’s Sex Beat, Richard Hell & The Voidoids’ Blank Generation and Suicide’s Ghost Rider. On Kwaidan Records.

World Brain
Peer To Peer

Remember when the internet, facilitated by the gaudy warblings of dial-up tones and the grey, aliased angles of Windows 95, was a mysterious new resource with untapped and untold possibilities? World Brain (one Lucas Ufo, also of Berlin popsperimenters Fenster) remembers, and here’s his charming take on the subject. Despite the optimistic nineties context, the style is largely eighties wave/pop/indie.
  • Vinyl LP (MAMI18LP)
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Gramm (Jan Jelinek)
Personal Rock

This is the debut album of Gramm, aka Jan Jelinek, two decades old this year. Personal Rock is not rock, it is luscious loop-based night-time cool-party music, made with delicious electronics. This material is a bit more forward in its beats and house stylings than Jelinek’s better-known work, but it is still gorgeously subtle. Reissued on vinyl by Fatiche.

Akiko Yano
Japanese Girl

Reissue of Akiko Yano's debut album Japanese Girl from WEWANTSOUNDS. First released in 1976, Japanese Girl mixes together elements of Japanese folk music with 70s rock and funk to create something hypnotic. Yano's vocals dance around the instrumentation with a sense of joy and yearning, providing an emotional anchor for the album.

Ellicist
Point Defects

“Creating a composition means making decisions”, reminds the press release for this debut album by Berlin duo Ellicist (Thomas Chousos a.k.a., Tadklimp and Florian Zimmer of Saroos and Driftmachine). We’re happy to report that the pair succeeded in making the decisions necessary to produce an album, and Morr Music can prove it. Textural, organic kitchen sink sample collages.

Gang of Four
Happy Now

Post-punk icons Gang Of Four return with their ninth studio album HAPPY NOW, funded by their considerable fanbase via PledgeMusic. Already trailed by a download-only EP last year titled Complicit and a single a few months back ‘Paper Thin’, this new effort, available on CD as well as vinyl, promises the same political urgency as ever. 

Bibio
Ribbons

Here he is again. His hair made into wonderful ribbons by whoever did the sleeve art. Bibio (aka Stephen Wilkinson) returns to structured songwriting after his Phantom Brickworks ambient pieces. His sound as always incorporates ‘60s and ‘70s psychedelia, soul, ambient, electronica and field recordings but adds in the cut and paste sampledelia of the likes of Madlib and J Dilla. 
  • CD (WARPCD299)
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  • Vinyl Double LP (WARPLP299X)
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  • Indies-only

Witching Waves
Persistence

London DIY post-punks Witching Waves have been steadily building up a cult following owing to their high-energy live set and constant gigging. Their new album Persistence finds them in an assertive mood, with confidence gained from previous records Fear Of Falling Down and Crystal Cafe. On Specialist Subject.

Overhang Party
Otherside Of

Overhang Party were a ‘90s Japanese three-piece who plied their trade in the psych-rock field. The band consisted of Rinji Fukuoka, Kouji Nishino and Iwao Yamazaki. The band are best described as a mix between The Velvet Underground and avant-garde musician Tony Conrad. Otherside Of, which was originally released in 2000, collects together live recordings made between 1995 and 1999. On Pataphysique.

Gardsghastr
Slit Throat Requiem

Arguably a black metal supergroup, Gardghastr features members of none other than Bekëth Nexëhmü and Chaos Moon. Their debut Slit Throat Requiem sounds like an homage to the 90s classics of Norwegian black metal, but with a little more bass and synthesizers than we’re used to. So now you can actually feel the darkness crush your bones when you blast this unadulterated evil through your speakers.

Dialect / Talkboy
In My Zone / Wasting Time

The latest 7” from Yorkshire singles club Come Play With Me puts MC Dialect alongside Leeds group Talkboy. ‘In My Zone’ and ‘Wasting Time’ are rather contrasting tunes - Dialect’s a grime tongue-twister with a flow that recalls Ghetts, while Talkboy are a peppy indie-pop band - but for whatever reason they work nicely back-to-back here. Are we witnessing the rebirth of grindie? This Norman Records™ lackey surely hopes so.

Bob Stanley / Pete Wiggs present
Three Day Week

Three Day Week is the fourth compilation album curated by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs. This time they’re concentrating their efforts on 1973-1975 when Britain was a bloody miserable place to be (Apparently, I was a carefree baby). There were some lovely sounds though, and this eclectic mix exists to show you just that. Features tracks from Mungo Jerry, The Kinks, Hawkwind, The Strawbs, Adam Faith, David Essex, The Troggs and more. LP and CD on Ace.

Loyle Carner
Not Waving, But Drowning

Loyle Carner returns with Not Waving, But Drowning - his much-anticipated follow-up to 2017’s Yesterday’s Gone. The rapper manages something that many artists fail to do - balancing popularity whilst actually being pretty good. Expect more sharp, observational lyrics and effortless flow. Sampha, Jorja Smith and Jordan Rakei are among the guests stars. LP and CD on AMF.

Efterklang & Karsten Fundal
Leaves - The Colour Of Falling

After extensive touring of Piramida the Danish dreamy electronic indie group Efterklang took a hiatus to reimagine themselves. And here they are, back with their first release since then, reimagined and more orchestral than ever. Leaves is made up of compositions with Karsten Fundal and performed with The Happy Hopeless Orchestra and was an opera they toured in 2015.

Elbow and the BBC Concert Orchestra
The Seldom Seen Kid (Live At Abbey Road)

Surely one of Elbow’s finest achievements, the Seldom Seen Kid album is now more than ten years old! To celebrate, here is Elbow plus the BBC Concert Orchestra, performing the album in full with lots of lush extra string bits at the prestigious Abbey Road studios. It's a beautiful performance of a wonderful album, recorded in perfect clarity from a band loved by the BBC even more than they love the Conservative party. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (ARHSDLP2)
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Khotin
Beautiful You

Khotin’s albums New Tab and Beautiful You were slow-burn successes of 2018, quietly accruing enough momentum that the latter is now being reissued courtesy of Ghostly International. It’s easy to see why the Canadian artist’s work has struck a chord with people - Beautiful You is a gorgeous post-Chillwave haze, all lo-fi recording and dreamy synths. Think Pender Street Steppers if they took out all of the beats and just let the thing float.

Louis Sterling
Adisceda

Second in what I will assume be 99 releases on David August's 99CHANTS. Louis Sterling is a 21 year musician who is wise beyond his years. Adisceda takes the form of an act of remembrance, and all the joy and sorrow that can bring. Gloriously deep ambient electro-acoustics that you can get lost in.
  • Vinyl LP (99CHANTS2LP)
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Opeth
My Arms Your Hearse

21st anniversary re-issue of Opeth’s 1998 third studio album My Arms, Your Hearse, and their first recorded with drummer Martin Lopez. Their second masterpiece in a row, this was the point at which the group’s reputation in the metal scene truly soared. One of the all time great progressive metal albums. Reissue from Spinefarm.
  • Vinyl Double LP (CANDLE732450)
  • Coloured vinyl

Placid Angles (John Beltran)
First Blue Sky

For about two decades The Cry, the hitherto-only Placid Angles LP released on Peacefrog way back in 1997, appeared to be a one-off. John Beltran clearly felt he’d said all he needed to say with the project, and The Cry’s ambient breakbeat techno stood as the sole Placid Angles full-length. What a surprise, then, to find out that Beltran has followed up The Cry twenty-two years later. First Blue Sky is a similar set of tracks, all warm pads and 808s, and it finds itself right at home on Lone and Gabriola’s Magicwire (Gnork, Project Pablo).

Slava Tsukerman
Liquid Sky (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Liquid Sky is a super weird sci-fi flick from 1982 that has gained something of a cult following over the years. This is due in no small part to the fact that the film is seen as the year zero for electroclash, something that Slava Tsukerman’s soundtrack definitely has something to do with. Mind you, the music here is a damn sight stranger than your average Chicks On Speed tune. Tsukerman’s loping synth explorations here frequently cross over into coldwave, experimental electronics and early computer game soundtracks. Death Waltz feels like the right label to reissue the Liquid Sky score.
  • Vinyl LP (DW128)
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Big Business
The Beast You Are

We don’t get much music catagorised as ‘heavy rock’ these days, it’s always labelled with a more specific sub-genre. Here we have an unashamedly heavy rock band in L.A.’s Big Business. The band are influenced by Melvins, Tad, Torche and High On Fire, so if any of those bands float your boat you best give ‘em a go. On Joyful Noise.

Michael Begg
Vanitas


Wojciech Rusin
The Funnel

Glasgow’s Akashic Records have pressed The Funnel, a commission for the radio station Radiophrenia by Wojciech Rusin (a.k.a. Katapulto). A pretty handsome if bizarre interaction of chamber music and musique concrète, with what occasionally sounds like healthy irreverence for distinctions between high and low art. From this and carefully selected methods, Rusin gets a very unusual style going.
  • Vinyl LP (AKR009)
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Never
Never

Never say Never on this new drop from Jolly Discs (Special Occasion, DJ Dancer). JD boss Guy Gormley (Enchante) is one of people behind this thing, and along with Sam Bardsley he creates a short LP of heat-hazed Balearic synth fare. E Ruscha V’s recent Who Are You album for Beats In Space is a good touchstone for these spare, dusky instrumentals. A latent dubwise influence comes through in some of Never’s spacious production.
  • Vinyl LP (JD005V)
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Fontaines D.C.
Dogrel

I've never heard of them. Seriously, I've never heard of them. They made four hotly received double A-side singles last year which I never knew about and got airplay on Steve Lamacq (which I never heard) and have played sold out shows across Europe which I never attended. Turns out they play snotty indie/post-punk with vocals that seem to sit somewhere between Mark E. Smith and Cathal Coughlan. But what do I know?  
New in: Monday 15th April 2019

Crippled Black Phoenix
Night Raider

Crippled Black Phoenix, if you didn’t know, are a sort of doom-/post-rock supergroup that features members of Electric Wizard and Mogwai. They make huge-sounding LPs of ‘endtime ballads’ called things like I, Vigilante and Night Raider. The latter, which initially came out in 2011 but has now been remastered and reissued, is what we’re dealing with here. This is music to satisfy the doomsday prepper in all of us.
  • CD (KSCOPE641)
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Kongle
Skogen

From Bergen in Norway come Kongle, one of those fun-time psych-jazz pop outfits that they have now. Skogen is the group’s debut album, and it’s packed full of Norwegian lyrics and stylings, perfect for the Scandinavia-fan in your life. Kongle’s Skogen is released by Blanca Records.

Christian Löffler
Graal (Prologue)

Graal (Prologue) is the third album released by German producer Christian Löffler. Given that bracketed subtitle I think we can safely assume it won't be his last. Along with his collaborators Mohna and Josephine Philip, Löffler makes cold and emotive dance music that rattles the bones. On Ki Records.

Jade Bird
Jade Bird

Jade Bird was born in 1997, which makes this particular blurbist* feel quite old. She hails from Hexham near Newcastle, but was lucky enough to record her debut EP, Something American in Upstate New York. She has now made her self-titled debut album, no doubt buoyed by the inclusion in her band of Jeff Buckley drummer Matt Johnson and Mystery Jets guitarist Will Rees and support slots with First Aid Kit and London Grammar. Legendary producer Tony Visconti has also praised her talent. LP and CD on Glassnote. *One who writes short product descriptions for Norman Records.
  • Vinyl LP (GLS-0256-01)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (GLS-0242-01)
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Kongas
Afrodesia

Disco legend Marc Cerrone reboots his erstwhile Kongas project. Given that the group have only released the odd EP for the last 40 years it’s unsurprising to find that Cerrone drafted in new blood to help lay down Afrodesia. Despite the change in personnel these exuberantly funky tunes show that Cerrone still knows how to get a party going after all these years. Anyone still mourning the passing of Prince should find some solace in Afrodesia.

Mac Miller
Watching Movies With The Sound Off

Time will tell if the late Mac Miller comes to be considered as one of the greats. What we can definitively say is that, despite him passing tragically young, Mac’s star will shine bright for years. Watching Movies With The Sound Off, Miller’s 2013 sophomore LP, was the record where people really started to take notice of this Jewish stoner from Pittsburgh. More musically and lyrically ambitious than Blue Slide Park, this crisp hip-hop record boasts an enviable features list that includes Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, The Creator. Watching Movies With The Sound Off has now been reissued via Rostrum.
  • Vinyl Double LP (RSTRM245SE)
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Odd Nosdam
Mirrors

Is 2019 the year when everyone finally gives in and accepts that Odd Nosdam is one of the finest producers on the planet? His latest record sees the Anticon co-founder and clOUDDEAD alumni release MIRRORS  - an album he made entirely out of found sounds and samples from rare and private press vinyl. Sure to be an important addition to his already impressive canon of work. 

Orchestra Of Constant Distress
Cognitive Dissonance

Swedish four-piece Orchestra of Constant Distress, featuring members of Skull Defekts, Union Carbide Productions and Brainbombs, bring you their third album Cognitive Dissonance. It bears the weight of an uneasy mist of very pleasingly produced, crunching instrumental riff-sludge. Send it to your parliamentary representative today!
  • Vinyl LP (REPOSELP076)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Anna Homler
Deliquium in C

Anna Homler is probably best known for the excellent 1985 album Breadwoman, reissued by RVNG Intl. a few years back. Her long career as an experimental vocalist, improviser and performance artist is peppered with collaborations. Here are four of them, made respectively with Alessio Capovilla (Gang of Ducks), Steven Warwick (Heatsick), Mark Davies (The Pylon King) and Breadwoman collaborator Steve Moshier.

Stick In The Wheel
present From Here: English Folk Field Recordings Volume 2

Stick In The Wheel drop the second of their wonderful From Here compilations. As with 2017’s first collection, this set finds the Bristol duo venturing around the country to take the pulse of English folk music as it stands in these extraordinary times. Richard Dawson, Rachel Unthank and Nancy Kerr are but three of the contributing artists. From Here: English Folk Field Recordings Volume 2 is a necessary record.

Quelle Chris
Guns

Detroit rap is having a moment right now, and Quelle Chris is one of those leading the charge. His latest LP Guns is one of those records that forces you to pay attention. Across this album Chris brings Danny Brown-style bizarro-auteur vibes, the crushed soul-hop of Black Milk, MF DOOM’s command and Kendrick Lamar’s wisdom. It’s a heady brew and one that will likely end of in plenty ‘Best of 2019’ lists. Guns features a diverse guest list - Mach Hommy, Bilal Salaam and James Acaster all show face. Which Chris indeed.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MMG001251)
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Various
Best Of Digital Danceforce Vol 1

Optimo’s digital venture Optimo Music Digital Danceforce are releasing a few ‘Best Of’ EPs. The 12” releases will consist of four tunes, each culled from the previously digital-only drops. The first one of these features jams from Perdu, Bergsonist, Tamburi Neri and Strapontin. When taken together these tracks make for a psychedelic, utopian mix of fourth-world techno.
  • Vinyl 12" (OMDDVINYL001)
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Field Medic
fade into the dawn

You ever listen to something and think, I bet this has a video shot on tape. That's what Kevin Sullivan aka Field Medic sounds like on his debut album proper fade into the dawn. Incredibly dreamy lo-fi indie folk that will leave you looking wistfully out a window. Woozy might not be a strong enough word for this one.
  • Vinyl LP (0811408031950)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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Cage The Elephant
Social Cues

Cage The Elephant’s finest moment will always be the time when singer Matt Schultz guested on Never Mind The Buzzcocks. The image of him air-guitaring along with R.E.M.’s ‘Shiny Happy People’ - and the subsequent ribbing of him by Simon Amstell - will linger long in the Norman Records™ hive mind. That said, if you were going to make a ‘best of the rest’ list for Cage The Elephant then their fifth LP Social Cues would have a shot of being amongst it. This is canny art-blues in the Black Keys/Alabama Shakes vein. Der-ner dun-dun derr.

Graham Dunning
Keg / Bulkhead

Graham Dunning puts the turntables to one side for a highly focused release on the Courier label. All sounds on Keg / Bulkhead’s two lengthy tracks are derived from a snare drum, which is activated using a motor and various objects for incessant textural fun. 'Keg' has a jackhammer motor rhythm at its core, while 'Bulkhead' is more of a sheer drone. Cassette release.
  • Tape (ParcelC01)
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  • Limited edition

Bowditch
Alchemy 4

Alchemy 4 by Bowditch is a series of pieces created for an exhibition in Colchester, Essex. Comprising entirely of sounds found in one particular building, Alchemy 4 is a work that conveys an alienating sense of place. Listen for the way that the sound of fire alarm bells, typically used in an entirely practical purpose, has been turned on its head in an oddly beautiful way. 
  • CD (Parcel12)
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Maps and Diagrams
Azurescens

Tim “Maps & Diagrams” Martin’s latest suite of lush electro-acoustic ambitronics Azurescens is out on not one but two labels: one of his usual haunts Handstitched* (CD) and Berlin’s False Industries (cassette). Here’s the Handstitched* one, lovingly presented in cotton rag sleeves with spore-print artwork.
  • CD
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  • Limited edition

Wand
Laughing Matter

L.A.’s psychedelic rock sons, Wand, return with their 5th album, Laughing Matter. Despite the Ty Segall connections (Evan Burrows and Corey Hanson played in Segall’s backing band The Muggers), They seem to be moving away from a fuzzed-out rock sound to more contemplative Radiohead-ish territory. Plenty of experimentation going on, so all is good. 

Headless Chickens
Body Blow

Headless Chickens were an anomaly in the Flying Nun stable, making pop, rap and hip-hop infused indie, mostly from electronic instruments, rather than the guitar guitar-led Dunedin Sound synonymous with the label. Body Blow was the band’s second album, originally released in 1991. Remaster on Flying Nun.

Various
ALERT!

Alter, the label of Luke Younger (a.k.a. Helm) has been a consistently essential source for releases which fall through the cracks. Whether it be The Bomber Jackets, Yeah You, or Low Life, this label provides a home for D.I.Y aesthetics and ethics, irrespective of anything as trivial as genre. This compilation ALERT! can be seen as a user's manual to the modern underground, including artists as form shattering as Teresa Winter, Tomaga, and The Modern Institute.

Stealing Sheep
Big Wows

Stealing Sheep’s first foot on the ladder was a mini tour with Field Music. Since then they’ve gone from strength to strength with their music becoming more fleshed out with every album. Their latest, Big Wows, is no exception. Bright bold pop is infused with dance floor rhythms and ethereal qualities. A bunch of different producers shaped their sound from their experiences behind the desk for the likes of Metronomy, Christine and The Queens and Years & Years. LP and CD on Heavenly.

Islam Chipsy & EEK
Kahraman

Six new tracks from one of the most thrilling live prospects there is. Islam Chipsy is an Egyptian keyboard genius, spinning melodies with the instinct of a spider spinning a web. He's joined again by his two drummers EEK on Kahraman, their first release since 2015's electrifying Kahraba. First release on Islam Chipsy's own label.

Tamayugé
Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga is generally one of the most unsettling albums I've heard in yonks. Tamayugé, a collaboration between Maya Kuroki and Tamara Filyavich, draws on their Japanese and Ukrainian heritages to create real domestic horror. Filyavich plinks and plonks using electronics while Kuroki sings like a possessed doll. 
  • Vinyl LP (AKULP1013)
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Mark Peters
New Routes Out Of Innerland

Remix album of Mark Peters' 2018 album Innerland. On New Routes Out of Innerland Peters offers a number of other musicians to apply their perspectives to his instrumental explorations of the north-west. Features the likes of Ulrich Schnauss, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Olga Wojciechowska. On Sonic Cathedral.
  • CD (SCR194)
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  • Vinyl LP (SCR194LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl
New in: Friday 12th April 2019

John Paul White
The Hurting Kind

Ex-The Civil Wars man and current Single Lock Records boss John Paul White returns with The Hurting Kind. 2016's Beulah was written very much in the shadow of the public collapse of his previous band, as a sort of country rock version of that Bros documentary. For his own sake I hope The Hurting Kind represents a sort of moving on.

Robert Hood
Master Builder

Detroit techno innovator Robert Hood released his classic album Internal Empire in 1994. It was a classic of minimal techno. It is being reissued to celebrate its 25th anniversary. To add extra weight to those celebrations there's,  a re-cut of the album’s single, Master Builder. On Tresor.
  • Vinyl 12" (TRESOR32)
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Ralph Heidl / Homo Ludens
Moments of Resonance

Young talent from Germany in the form of Ralph Heidl, working here with his seven part group Homo Ludens. Electronic equipment and acoustic chamber instruments combine into a remarkably coherent whole, with the group playing Heidl’s material as one. These compositions are fully aware of contemporary, ambient and club music developments. Moments of Resonance is released by Kryptox.
  • Vinyl LP (KRY5)
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Garum (Beau Wanzer & Shawn O'Sullivan)
Garum

Garum is the unholy union of Beau Wanzer and Shawn O’Sullivan. On their eponymous debut EP the pair play it pretty much as you’d expect them to. This is no bad thing - there are few other artists currently operating who can make scuzz-techno of such malevolent power. The Garum EP is out via The Trilogy Tapes (Low Jack, Beatrice Dillon).
  • Vinyl 12" (TTT078)
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Jean-Charles Capon
L'univers Solitude

Limited edition re-issue of one of the most enduring yet hard-to-find modern jazz recordings from the Seventies. Noted for its rhythmical complexity, the loose but coherent phrasing and the raw virtuosity of the musicianship, L’Univers Solitude was the first album from French cellist Jean-Charles Capon, proving that jazz really didn’t have to be fronted by saxes and trumpets. 
  • Vinyl LP (FFL046)
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  • Limited edition
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Various
Fragments du Monde Flottan

Demo versions. They're unpolished, imperfect early sketchings have a certain authenticity often lost in the final versions, don’t you think? Devendra Banhart certainly does: he’s put years of work into procuring the demo recordings that populate this here compilation. Most of them are from folk and psych-folk artists: Vashti Bunyan (her very first demo following her thirty-year break, at that), Arthur Russell, Jana Hunter, King Tuff and more check in, all at their intimate best.
  • Vinyl LP (BJR030)
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Michel Roques
Chorus

This is free jazz with French spoken word. I thought it best to be upfront about that because I imagine that'll be enough for most people to decide whether or not they'll be interested in it. Michel Roques recorded Chorus in 1972, it carries an unusual structure, has an unusual rhythm section, and unusually does not feature a piano. Reissue on Souffle Continu Records.
  • Vinyl LP (FFL048)
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  • Limited edition
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Mekons
Deserted

Look everyone, it's Mekons, but now with brand new material! The inventive Leeds punk / post-punk group went to Joshua Tree in California in order to record Deserted (it's a desert, geddit?), but managed to avoid absorbing too much of the ghost of U2 into their sound. It’s brand new Mekons guys, what more do I need to say? On Glitterbeat.

Daniel O'Sullivan
Folly

Daniel O’Sullivan, often spotted in Grumbling Fur but also recently as part of This Is Not This Heat, presents his second solo album of songs. The songwriting is at the core of Folly, though there is still plenty of textural intrigue in here, don’t worry about that O’Sullivan fans. Birth and death, family and love are all here in this highly personal and accomplished record.
  • Vinyl LP (OGEN84)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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New in: Thursday 11th April 2019

Rose Elinor Dougall
A New Illusion

A sublime, distinctly English kind of pop that addresses a truly dire state of affairs. Rose Elinor Dougall’s third solo record 'A New Illusion' was written in the climate of 21st century Brexit Britain, and is unafraid in tackling the sense of perpetual unease, but looks to music as a form of defiance not escape. Relaxed and biting, this is a record that thrives in duality.  

Popol Vuh
Aguirre

After 40 years, Popol Vuh’s 1972 soundtrack to Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, released originally in 1975, is available to the public again. This release of the hypnotic and engrossing soundtrack to that dystopian and intense film shows how good the music was: uplifting with an underlying sense of dread, but, thankfully, not as terrifying as Klaus Kinski. Also features a bonustrack.

Popol Vuh
The Essential Album Collection Vol. 1

Prog rock-electronica outfit Popol Vuh probably reside in the shadows of Can and Neu when it comes to staking their claim as the most influential ‘70s band to come out of Germany in the 1970s. Nevertheless, they are still trailblazers when it comes to the use of the Moog synthesizer. They also hit it off with German filmmaker Werner Herzog, recording soundtracks to several classic films. 'The Essential Album Collection Vol. 1' includes; 'Affenstunde' (1970), 'Hosianna Mantra' (1972), 'Einsjäger & Siebenjäger' (1974), 'Aguirre' (1976), 'Nosferatu' (1978) 2LP.
New in: Wednesday 10th April 2019

Evil Blizzard
VILEVILIVE

This live double album captures Evil Blizzard - the Preston band known for their four bassists and fondness for rubber masks - headlining Summer Rock Solstice Festival in 2018. The sound falls in various places between classic heavy metal and positively grizzy sludge - with the bass turned up to 11.
  • Vinyl Double LP (CANKLP004)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
New in: Tuesday 9th April 2019

Damien Jurado
In The Shape Of A Storm

Damien Jurado is pretty prolific recording more-or-less and album a year since 1997. He may have just hit on a formula to make them more quickly, however. His new album In The Shape Of A Storm took just two hours to complete. Stripped of the hefty production of recent albums and the atmospherics of his early work, this is just Jurado’s voice and guitar. Should be good, then! 

Dead To A Dying World
Elegy

Texan band Dead To A Dying World mix all the darkest, doomiest bits of metal with post-rock and some almost choral melodic moments to make a truly widescreen epic sound that fills all the gaps in the air. Many of their tracks crack the 15-minute barrier. Elegy is their third album and follow-up to 2015’s Litany. On Profound Lore.
New in: Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Lafawndah
ANCESTOR BOY

It's the debut release from Lafawndah on her own label, Concordia. Ancestor Boy is a concept album of sorts that sees Lafawndah delve the depths of a fabricated history where she discovers and muses over an imaginary people who relate to her own coming-of-age tales, woven beautifully through this excellent debut.
New in: Wednesday 20th March 2019

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)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy

New in: Tuesday 20th November 2018

Dictaphone
Collection

Dictaphone are a an electronic music project started by Oliver Doerell, who grew up in Brussels, in Berlin at some point in the late ‘90s. A couple of years later he was joined by Roger Doring. They bonded over the ‘80s Brussels music scene. They became a trio in 2009 when violin player, Alex Stolze joined. Collection gathers together their 4 albums on a very limited 4LP box set or 3CD set.
  • CD (DEN287CD)
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  • Vinyl LP box set (DEN287LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

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