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New in: Wednesday 21st August 2019

The Unforgiving Current

Manchester-based songwriter Ryan Kennedy was inspired by his recent move to Tokyo on his fourth Horsebeach album The Unforgiving Current. The lonely, nocturnal travelogue feel of the record expresses that indescribable sense of loneliness that, weirdly, only comes in extremely populous city centres. 

In the Spirit World Now

Californian punks, Ceremony, release their sixth album, In The Spirit World Now. It is the band’s first album for Relapse following a two album stint with Matador. The band has evolved yet again. This time they blend furious post-punk and rock with anxiety-ridden lyrics to make and album that is likely to blasting from stereos all summer long.

Ikebe Shakedown
Kings Left Behind

Consisting in part of several members of the late Charles Bradley’s backing band The Extraordinaires, the incredibly talented Ikebe Shakedown present another collection of uplifting, enervating instrumental soul with new album Kings Left Behind. Their first in half a decade, the ensemble evoke mystical elements with their hard-hitting sound. 

Here Lies Man
No Ground To Walk Upon

Third album from what if Black Sabbath but afrobeat band Here Lies Man. Of they've got the riffs alright, riffs aplenty. It's the rhythms that are so strikingly different. You probably won't hear Bill Ward bashing out the beats on No Ground To Walk Upon. In sum they're a party band who've managed to sneak in a bit of the the ol' \m/. Very tasty. 

Mickey Nox
Mad As A Cut Snake

'Mad As A Cut Snake' by Mickey Cox is for anyone who likes their beats copper-bottomed and their bass chewy. Be warned, this techno music is not for the faint of heart. It requires a strong constitution and an even stronger soundsystem. 'Mad As A Cut Snake' is the real deal. If you feel up to the test, however, it's out on Riot Radio Records and is accompanied by a few superb remixes from Ayacarna, Myler, and Ansome. 

Guided By Voices
Heavy Like The World

Here we go again, not content with releasing two albums already in 2019, Guided By voices are onto a third Sweating the Plague. Thing is, the last one Warp and Woof was pretty good in a kind of cut and splice Alien Lanes manner. The lead track off Sweating the Plague is really rather good too, one of those 'mature' mid paced ballads they roll out every so often just to prove they can sometimes play with a straight bat and beat the competition hands down.  This limited edition 7" features non album B side Silent Army. 
  • Vinyl 7" (GBVI94)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Arctic Monkeys
When The Sun Goes Down

Sensibly, Domino have been quietly re-pressing some of the Arctic Monkeys early singles for all you AM nuts out there. When the Sun Goes Down was the second single to be taken from their legendary debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. A tale of prostitution in their hometown of Sheffield, it's an early example of Alex Turner's unique lyrical prowess. On 7" backed with Stickin' To The Floor. 

The Hold Steady
Thrashing Thru The Passion

The Hold Steady have been making a slow, but...ahem...steady comeback recently. Their new album, Thrashing Thru The Passion, is the culmination of that steady comeback. It contains five songs recorded between 2017 and 2019 that have only been downloadable until now, and five brand new bar room bangers.
New in: Tuesday 20th August 2019

Black Doldrums
She Divine

An expansive concoction of old-fashioned psych-rock, heavy metal riffing and billowing shoegaze with a decided emphasis on volume, London-based duo Black Doldrums - drummer Sophia Lacroix and lead singer / guitarist Kevin Gibbard - return with a brand new five-track EP on pink vinyl titled She Divine. 

Release the Dogs

Wye Oak’s Andy Stack comes through with a record of thoughtful, widescreen rock as Joyero. Release The Dogs (Release The Hounds, surely?) harks back to that period in the late-2000’s when the likes of The Antlers, The National and Grizzly Bear were turning out LPs full of tender and emotional indie tuneage. It’s a welcome return to a sound we wish we heard more of these days. ‘Dogs’ is the hit.

Shannon Lay

August, the third album by Shannon lay, sees her take on folk music drift from lo-fi Vashti Bunyan-style quietness to an Dry-era PJ Harvey rawness. It was recorded with her pal Ty Segall and features his pal, Mikal Cronin (presumably her pal too!) playing sax on the opening track. It includes a cover of Karen Dalton’s Something On Your Mind.

Disco Jazz

What a treat: a long overdue reissue of Rupa’s album Disco Jazz, a remarkable and very rare item originally from 1982. This album is a little Disco and a little Jazz, but all refracted through a mixture traditional Indian and synthesised instrumentation. Hard to explain but easy to love, this is a very welcome remastered reissue from Numero Group.

Lina Tullgren
Free Cell

A significant expansion on the aesthetics of her ambitious 2017 debut album Won, Lina Tullgren could win a much bigger fanbase with her sophomore effort Free Cell. Dynamic and tense, while retaining the elements of introversion and reflection that made her debut so acclaimed, Captured Tracks have got themselves another real diamond. 

David Arnold
Good Omens (Original Soundtrack)

Good Omens - you know, the TV show about Satanism - was scored by Sherlock/Casino Royale composer David Arnold. Good Omens has that Stranger Things/Sabrina vibe to it where it’s kind of spooky and kind of campy at the same time, and Arnold’s compositions really add to the effect. Nice stuff with a hint of the Harry Potters about it. Silva Screen are the ones responsible for putting the music on wax.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SILLP1593)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy


Varda are small rock towers that explorers used to navigate their way through Iceland. It is also the name of the second album by Icelandic duo, Hugar. Swathes of classical orchestration are met with ambient pieces all imbued with the spirit of post-rock. Brass, guitars, piano and electronic waves all add to the musical expedition.

Redd Kross
Beyond the Door

Redd Kross released their first album in 1982. Their new album, Beyond The Door, is only their 7th album in all that time. Anyway, quality, not quantity is what’s important. They return for the first time in seven years with an album of hard-edged power pop with Melvins drummer, Dale Crover, recording with them for the first time. Fellow Melvins, Geré Fennelly and Buzz Osborne guest, with Anna Waronker from That Dog and current Red Hot Chilli Peppers guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer also putting in appearances.

Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch
Blade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Much to this particular Norman Records™ dogsbody’s chagrin, Blade Runner 2049 did not signal the reboot of Blade. It was, of course, a new instalment of the Blade Runner franchise, and that meant they had to go big on the music. And how, in 2019, do you go bigger than Going For Gold theme writer Hans Zimmer? It’s nearly impossible. In fact, there’s only one way to do so - get Zimmer to rope in his mate Benjamin Wallfisch on support duties. The music sounds like … well, it sounds like Hans Zimmer + pal doing the music for a Blade Runner film.

The Center Won't Hold

They came back and they stayed back. After their 10 years hiatus ended with 2015's brilliant No Cities to Love, Sleater-Kinney kept writing together to create The Center Won't Hold. The album was produced with great care by St. Vincent, and sees the band exploring personal themes the only way they know how. By being a very good rock band.

Alan Silvestri
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

That darned rabbit...or am I thinking of Bugs Bunny...or Tom and Jerry? Anyway, Who Framed Roger Rabbit is still to this day a landmark in animated filmmaking and has gained enough plaudits to fell a horse. Now you can get Alan Silvestri's soundtrack in its entirety with new artwork from Stan and Vince. Genre wise it's all over the place from cartoon wackiness to near horror show noir to 1940s-era standards. A whole heap of fun. 

Tropical Fuck Storm

The Drones were on hiatus but are now officially over. Founding member, Gareth Liddiard and his musical and life partner Fiona Kitschin are carrying on though. They’re rocking out with a new-found purpose in Tropical Fuck Storm. Braindrops is the band’s second album in 18 months, following on from A Laughing Death In Meatspace. Doc At The Radar Station by Captain Beefheart was a big influence on this album, so expect some weird, wonky and wonderful noise.
  • Vinyl LP (JNR299LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

The Teardrop Explodes

The glittering but short-lived career of The Teardrop Explodes came to an end with 1981’s Wilder, only the second album completed by Julian Cope and co. before they disintegrated. More complex and moodier than its predecessor, reliant on loops and synths rather than guitars, it now gets a heavyweight vinyl re-issue. 

Phrydderichs Phaelda

Since 2015 the Notes On A Journey imprint have set up shop as a discerning reissues label who specialise in free jazz rarities. Their latest find, Phrydderichs Phaelda’s LP Bruchstücke, is also one of their most intriguing. Recorded in the mid-70’s by a group of teachers and students from a West German secondary school, the album comes across like a sort of proto-acid jazz with a dollop of avant strangeness thrown in for good measure. We wonder if The Lounge Lizards ever got a load of Bruchstücke first time around. The audio has been remastered for this new edition.

Leo Svirsky
River Without Banks

Leo Svirsky is a contemporary classical composer of rare deftness. His pieces spool out like running water, and as such it’s apt that his new LP should be entitled River Without Banks. Arranged for two pianos and various accompanying instruments, Svirsky’s music is tranquil, stirring and extremely lovely. Gas, Peter Zummo and Michael Nyman all come to mind when listening to River Without Banks.

Jay Som
Anak Ko

Jay Som is solely responsible for Anak Ko. She was songwriter and musician, producer and engineer. The result is a record that is indisputably hers. Though she proudly wears her influences on her sleeve (Cocteau Twins, the Cure etc...) there is no denying that she makes the realm of dream pop entirely her own. 

Hell Is Here

Hell is Here is the second album by Chicago band, Hide. The duo of artists, Heather Gabel and Seth Sher, have a mission to reconstruct industrial music for a new generation. Their mission began with 2018’s debut, Castration Anxiety, and here, they succeed in stretching the possibilities of what can be done even further.

Gil Evans
New Bottle Old Wine

The cast list for Gil Evans’ 1958 LP New Bottle Old Wine reads like a ‘who’s who’ of first-wave jazz greats. Cannonball Adderley is the main soloist, and in support of him we find people such as Art Blakey and Johnny Coles. Then there’s Evans himself, one of the finest arrangers of his age, turning out orchestral reinterpretations of Thelonious Monk, Jelly Roll Morton and the like. We needn’t tell you that New Bottle Old Wine is a fabulous record - and we also needn’t tell you that this new Blue Note edition, mastered from the original tapes, is as fine a way to hear it as any.

Bobbi Humphrey
Blacks and Blues

A classic jazz-funk wedge gets reissued by Blue Note. Bobbi Humphrey is the name on the front of 1973's Blacks And Blues, and her sprightly flute playing and confident leadership gives these soulful, strutting fusion pieces the chutzpah they need to shine. However, the success of Blacks And Blues owes much to both Humphrey’s band and producers The Mizell Brothers - one half of whom (Larry Mizell) composed these numbers.

The Teardrop Explodes

Julian Cope is now known as one of English alternative music’s most distinctive auteurs, but his story began with the Liverpudlian band The Teardrop Explodes. This is a heavyweight vinyl re-issue of their 1980 debut album Kilimanjaro, which housed many of their best-known songs, including UK Top Ten hit ‘Reward’. 

Joanna Brouk
The Space Between

Forget the space between, it’s just space that Joanna Brouk’s second album from 1980 has been crying out for, only ever being released on cassette. Now, the 'The Space Between' has room to breathe, being spread over four sides of vinyl, thanks to Numero Group. Brouk, an American electronic musician studied under composer Robert Ashley and famed minimalist composer Terry Riley. She released five albums in her career before giving up music in 1986 to have a family and practice transcendental meditation.

Massive Attack
Mezzanine [2018 Remaster]

Very exciting 20th anniversary remaster of Massive Attack's 1998 album Mezzanine, the kind of album that constantly finds itself on lists of the best albums of all time without losing any of its cool. Massive Attack took the trip-hop sound they had helped define and mixed it with a more rock-y energy to make something intriguing and unique. Comes with a disc of dub remixes by Mad Professor. 

Uniform & The Body
Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back

After the success of 2018’s Mental Wounds Not Healing, The Body and Uniform join forces once more for another LP. Given that both of these groups work the channels between noise and melody, it’s no surprise that Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back is a set of totemic industrial electronics. EBM, darkwave, monolithic post-rock and plenty more are all chucked together on this intense album. Cuts like ‘Penance’ come across like New Order being reworked for a Posh Isolation compilation.
New in: Monday 19th August 2019

Ann Arbor - Blues Festival 1969

The Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 was America’s first blues festival. And boy did they get a cast of characters together! B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Son House, Big Mamma Thornton, Mississippi Fred McDowell are among the legendary acts performing. It’s all previously unheard stuff, unless of course, you were there. But you weren’t, were you?

Rose Dorn
Days You Were Leaving

Rose Dorn are a three-piece from LA who were raised on a diet of Elliott Smith. More recently labels such as Double Double Whammy and Orchid Tapes have been providing them with sounds to treasure. Those who enjoy the obscure end of ‘90s US melodic indie should check these guys out. Days You Were Leaving is their debut album.

The Frogs
It's Only Right and Natural

The Frogs were a brothers Jimmy and Dennis Flemion from Milwaukee. It’s Only Right And Natural was their second album, but when it was made, as a bunch of four track recordings, it was only meant for the ears of the brothers and close associates. Gerald Cosloy of Homestead Records (now of Matador) convinced the band to release it in 1991. Lyrically is plays with stereotypes, mainly of a homosexual nature, and it annoyed the heck of the Christian right in the US. It won the band a bunch of celebrity fans including Kurt Cobain, Billy Corgan and Beck, who sampled the song ‘I Don't Care If U Disrespect Me (Just So You Love Me)’ on ‘Where It’s At’ from Odelay. 

Susumu Hirasawa

Susumu Hirasawa’s score for the 1997 anime classic Berserk makes it to vinyl for the first time courtesy of Tiger Labs. Like plenty of other late-90’s electronica, this selection is at once high-octane and yet strangely beatific. The combination of Taiwanese pop, noisy techno, post-minimalist classical composition and ambient synth work is rather lovely.

Higher Plane Breeze

Ofege are a psychedelic funk rock band from Lagos, Nigeria. They came together as teenagers in the early ‘70s and in between their studies, made a few records. They were inspired by Santana, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and African bands such as BLO, The Funkees and Ofo The Black Company. Higher Plane Breeze was their third album, originally released in 1977, and is definitely a jewel in their oeuvre.

Fernando Falcao
Barracas Barrocas

Fernando Falcão’s Barracas Barrocas was originally issued on a small run by the cult Carmo imprint back in 1987. The Brazilian artist Falcão was a highly original voice, a composer who blended bossa nova with string work reminiscent of György Ligeti, challenging free jazz, field recordings and library-style big band composition. Barracas Barrocas is an LP that represents his potent style fantastically, and as such it’s more than deserving of this new edition from Selva Discos.

Lunch Lady

Angel is the debut album by LA four-piece, Lunch Lady. Their sound is influenced by early ‘80s UK post punk and new wave. The two girls and two guys that make up the band add a dreamy, Californian sun-drenched quality to their otherwise Brit-influenced indie noodling, making for an original meeting of sounds.

Mack Porter
Peace On You

Originally released in 1972 under the name of ‘Mack Sigis Porter’, Peace On You is a long-lost masterpiece of an album by Ghanaian-born maestro Mack Porter. Brimming over with psychedelic and progressive-rock influences, this double-LP finally gets a re-issue from Tidal Waves Music that should deservedly raise its profile. 

The Sisters

Before Chris Martin and Co. vied for world domination with the likes of U2 and….oh some other bands. Before the thought of marrying Hollywood superstars, let alone consciously uncoupling from them, had entered Mr. Martin’s head, Coldplay released a double 7” EP called Brothers & Sisters. Now it’s being reissued by Fierce Panda as two 7” singles. This one is The Sisters and features the songs 'Brothers & Sisters' and 'Only Superstition'. 
  • Vinyl 7" (ning424B )
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

The Brothers

Way back in 1999, before 'Clocks' (the song, not actual clocks), before 'Yellow' (the song, not the actual colour), before Parachutes (the album, not the floaty life-saving device), Coldplay were a relatively unknown band. They released a double 7” EP called Brothers & Sisters. Now it’s being reissued by Fierce Panda as two 7” singles. This one is The Brothers and features the songs 'Brothers & Sisters' and 'Easy To Please'. 

Doug Shorts
Get With The Program / Heads Or Tails

Doug Shorts offers up, via Daptone, two tracks that were made for summer. Side A is Get With The Program which provides sunny, soulful vibes, cool grooves and a bass line dripping with funky goodness. Side B is Heads or Tails, a synthy slice of soul, reminiscent of ‘80s Chicago boogie bands of the ‘80s such as D Train and Stargaze.
  • Vinyl 7" (DAP-1122)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Michael Orr
Spread Love

A little-known footnote in the rich tapestry of African-American soul from the Seventies, Michael Orr’s 1975 album Spread Love fetches insane money for original copies, with fans admiring the cosmic soul leanings and Orr’s spellbinding baritone voice. This heavyweight vinyl re-issue ought to allow greater access to this vital work. 

Anthony Reynolds
A Painter’s Life

A Painter’s Life, the latest solo LP from former Jack And Jacques member Anthony Reynolds, is an album as rich and romantic as its title suggests. This is a glorious set of indie show-tunes that blends the stately swagger of Richard Hawley with avant-garde flourishes and some nice chamber-pop orchestration. The resulting record will end up plugging the You Are The Quarry-shaped hole in your life now that Morrissey has spoiled it for the rest of us. A Painter’s Life features contributions from Japan’s Robert Dean, Dub War’s Richard Glover and 60ft Dolls’ Carl Bevan to name but three.

Andrew WK
I Get Wet

With a name like Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier it’s no wonder he changed it to Andrew W.K. to embark on his music career. His debut album, I Get Wet, was originally released in 2001. It is packed with punk-metal bangers, most famous among them was its first single, Party Hard. The Stoughton-printed album cover of this reissue brings brilliant new detail to the infamous cover.
  • Vinyl LP (ETR087)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Sonora Remixes

Chilean psych band Vuelveteloca celebrate over a decade of their blend of motorik grooves and Black Sabbath riffs with 'Sonora Remixes'. They've asked some of the biggest names in psych rock to contribute including the KVB, the Men, and A Place To Bury Strangers. The results are dubby, droney and of course, noisy.
  • Vinyl LP (FC115V12)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only


Seratones, fronted by Louisiana-based singer AJ Haynes, returns with a suitably titled sophomore album POWER. Her backing band now bolstered by the addition of two new players, and shows Haynes’ voice to be flexible to the demands of rock, soul and dance music, and sees her lyrics reflect the personal and political. 

Modern Nature
How To Live

Modern Nature took their name from a phrase in filmmaker Derek Jarman’s diaries. Group leader, Jack Cooper, wanted new album How To Live to reflect the point where town and country meet - their mix of Can, Caravan and Talk Talk influences allows the music to flow between motorik beats, pastoral folk rock and experimentalism.

Total Sex

Industrial electronic pioneers, Whitehouse, originally released their second album, Total Sex, in 1980. This reissue features bonus tracks, Her Entry and Foreplay which originally appeared on a label compilation album. The tracks were recorded during the same sessions as Total Sex, so it’s only fitting that they find a home together here.

The Moon and Back

38-track, double-CD compilation of new tracks from indie legends celebrating the NASA team that landed the first team of men on the Moon fifty years ago. The Moon And Back tells the story of the journey, with songs from the likes of The Popguns, Darren Hayman, Rocketship and the Leaf Library, interspersed with haiku readings. 

Ghost Funk Orchestra
A Song For Paul

A collection of cinematic psychedelia that’s as likely to appeal to fans of classic rock and soul as it is to soundtrack buffs, 'A Song For Paul' is the third album proper from the mysterious Ghost Funk Orchestra, in large part the product of producer and musician Seth Applebaum. Who knew the 'G' in 'G-funk' stood for Ghost?

Singapore Sling
Killer Classics

The long and fruitful Fuzz Club Records-Singapore Sling alliance bears more fruit with the latter’s fifth LP for the label. As you can probably tell from it's semi-NSFW artwork, Killer Classics is a typically in-your-face set of proto-punk from Henrik Björnsson’s project. All your favourite leather bands - The Stooges, Suicide, Jesus & Mary Chain etc - have a heavy influence on this record.
  • Vinyl LP (FC122V12)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Indies-only

Proto Idiot
Find Out For Themselves

‘Imagine if Thin Lizzy did a Wire covers set with Nick Lowe on bass’. That’s how loveable rascals Proto Idiot introduce their new LP Find Out For Themselves. They’re not wrong you know - this Mancunian art-garage rabble have the riffage, the angularity and the angst to back up those claims. Find Out For Themselves finds Proto Idiot back on Bad Paintings (Xiu Xiu, The Wedding Present) after issuing their last album through Slovenly.

Barbara Howard
I Don't Want Your Love

Barbara Howard’s 1969 single ‘I Don’t Want Your Love’/‘The Man Above’ is one of those rare soul 7”s that is highly prized within the community (which means that original copies cost an absolute bomb these days). It’s easy to see why - even a half-century later the funky A-side and sensuous B-side still pack a real punch. Remined Records are the ones behind this reissue - check their new edition of Howard’s On The Rise LP as well.
  • Vinyl 7" (RMND107C1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy

Alexander Tucker
The Guild Of The Asbestos Weaver

Alexander Tucker  - once bearded but last time I looked no beard at all  - has for many years made some thrilling music both solo and as one half of Grumbling Fur. This latest work sees him exploring the depths of cosmic psychedelia and hallucinogenic electronics. Music you'd think you'd need a beard for but Tucker is always a musician ready for a surprise.   

Joan As Police Woman
Real Life

  • Vinyl LP (PIASR1070LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

Joan As Police Woman
To Survive

  • Vinyl LP (PIASR1075LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl

Explosions In The Sky
The Rescue (Anniversary Edition)

Recorded quickly in 2005 and inspired by an incident on tour when the band’s van broke down, necessitating an eight-day stay in an attic waiting for it to be repaired, Explosions In The Sky’s fourth effort has always been something of a missing piece to many fans, never being commercially available anywhere after its limited mail-order release. That’s all changed now, with this first-ever vinyl issue. 

Augustus Pablo meets King Tubby
The Messenger

Originally recorded as some point in the 1970s but which never saw the light of day, 'The Messenger' finally gets the release it deserves. Augustus Pablo’s haunting melodica meets the cavernous dub landscapes of regular collaborator King Tubby, and it’s easily the equal of the legendary '...Meets The Rockers Uptown' album. 
New in: Friday 16th August 2019

Electronic Sound
Issue 56 & CD Bundle

Question: if you were running a magazine that focussed on electronic music, who’s the one artist above all others that you’d want to interview? It’s Kraftwerk, right? Or at least Kraftwerk’s leader Ralf Hütter? Electronic Sound have done just that for their 56th issue, locking down a rare chit-chat with the notoriously press-shy Hütter. After such a coup the staff could be forgiven for resting on their laurels, but there’s actually so much more gold across these pages. Paranoid London, Jah Wobble & Bill Laswell and Blanck Mass are among the other interviewees, and the magazine also contains columns, reviews and an extensive feature on famed synthesiser company EMS. The accompanying CD, focussed on music made by EMS users, includes tracks by (among others) Jack Dangers (Meat Beat Manifesto) and Peter Zinovieff.


Reissues are under way of Ulver’s ‘Black Metal’ period. Kveldssanger bucks the trend by being recorded with entirely acoustic instruments, lending a dark, doomed folk feel. The record has been remastered for this release, and comes as a heavyweight package (thick gatefold sleeve and 180g vinyl) with a booklet, on Century Media.

Explosions In The Sky
How Strange, Innocence (Anniversary Edition)

Recorded in the space of two days at the end of 1999, Texan post-rock heroes Explosions In The Sky made small but significant ripples in the underground scene with a limited CD run of their humble debut How Strange, Innocence. Twenty years later, it eventually gets a thorough double-vinyl treatment, with beautiful etchings and inserts. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (TRR085LPC1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Spike Fuck
The Smackwave EP

Spike Fuck. Now that’s how you name a band. Their music’s good too - at least, 2016’s The Smackwave EP certainly is. This is a set of hazed rock ‘n’ roll tracks that are either lo-hi-fi or hi-lo-fi depending on where you stand. Lou Reed, Television and Ezra Furman are all invoked. No wonder that Partisan Records have decided to snap up The Smackwave for its first vinyl edition. This pressing contains ‘Body By Crystal’, a track that didn’t appear on the 2016 version.

Marika Hackman
Any Human Friend

Marika Hackman's new album looks to combine the synthesizer stylings of OMD with the aggression of PJ Harvey, as well as dealing with big lyrical subjects such as sexuality, the patriarchy, and social excess. New single 'i'm not where you are' is a banger and the rest of the album should be as well. 

Ana Roxanne

Exploring themes of identity as an intersex artist, Los Angeles-based singer Ana Roxanne delivers an EP of songs with the enigmatic title ~~~. Her restful sound is distinctively modern, but has a throwback feel to the Eighties and Nineties R&B that inspired her as a youngster, evident in the haunting interpolation of Chaka Khan’s ‘I’m Every Woman’. 
New in: Thursday 15th August 2019

Sven Libaek
To Ride A White Horse (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Sven Libaek’s soundtrack to Bob Evans’ vintage 60’s surf documentary To Ride A White Horse is one of those holy grail records beloved of film and jazz fans alike. It has a gorgeously atmospheric feel to it, with some tracks doing a whole film’s worth of scene-conjuring in just a few minutes. Limited edition reissue LP on Votary.

Sven Libaek
Solar Flares

A re-issue of a rarely seen record in the library recording genre, Sven Libaek’s Solar Flares album from 1974 featured the pioneering use of the Qaser synthesiser, a prototype for the legendary Fairlight CMI that revolutionised pop in the following decade. A brilliant companion to his Inner Space album, it also includes a number of highly regarded Australian session musicians laying down spacey grooves. 

Ain Bailey & Jockel Liess
Call and Response 1

Ain Bailey & Jockel Liess have delivered one ambient piece for their new project 'Call and Response 1'. Expect a nuanced ambient album, exploring microtonality, field recordings, and feminist activism. Although ostensibly miscellaneous topics, the pair will presumably produce a seamless integration. 

Liam Gallagher
One of Us

Please please please pleeeeeeeeeease let this new Liam Gallagher single be a cover of ABBA’s heartbreak anthem ‘One Of Us’. Can you imagine - the man with a fork, in his world of soup, belting out one of Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid’s most achingly beautiful compositions. I mean, it’s not going to be - the writing credits alone tell us that 'One Of Us' is an LG original - but that’s not going to stop us dreaming. England expects.
New in: Wednesday 14th August 2019

M. Sage
Catch a Blessing

Patient Sounds Intl. boss M. Sage rocks up on Geographic North (A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma) with new LP Catch A Blessing. This is an extremely welcoming record, one that uses electroacoustic techniques to twist ambient, new age and chamber music sounds into something more abstract. Fennesz, Cankun and J.G. Biberkopf are among the artists recalled across Catch A Blessing’s eight tracks.
  • Vinyl LP (GN52LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Jenna Sutela
nimiia vibié

Given the company Jenna Sutela keeps - she worked with Holly Herndon to help create the latter’s 2019 LP Proto and Amnesia Scanner’s Ville Haimala contributes to nimiia vibié  - it’s no surprise that nimiia vibié is a work of computer-age uncanniness. Split into two parts, this record is full of strange AI synthesis and unsettling electroacoustic vocal processing. A curious and strangely beguiling listen, nimiia vibié should float the boat of anyone who has enjoyed recent LPs from Oliver Coates and Rupert Clervaux. Out via Bill Kouligas’s Pan (Visionist, Lee Gamble).

Mungo's Hi Fi x Eva Lazarus
More Fyah

Legendary Glasgow soundsystem Mungo's Hi Fi have teamed up with singer and MC Eva Lazarus on More Fyah, an album that explores dubstep, dancehall, and reggae. Expect dusty samples, dub sirens, and bass that will make your guts shake. Features Kiko Bun and Max Romeo to add even more heat to these tracks.

Ed The Dog

Nice set of outsider rock from High Wycombe’s Ed The Dog here. Debut LP Shame finds the singer-songwriter bringing his unusual vocals - think Graham Coxon having a go at fronting Los Campesinos! - to a wide-ranging set of instrumentals. While cuts such as ‘Television Era’ come off a bit like Little Creatures-era Talking Heads, other tracks nod to Mac Demarco (‘Little Brother’), Yuck (‘A Good Thing’) and Joey Fourr (‘Weirdo Years’).

Uniform & The Body
Mental Wounds Not Healing / Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back

Two collaboration albums in a specially priced one-CD package presented by Sacred Bones. The result of a tour 30 months ago when industrial/noise outfit Uniform were asked to support their heroes The Body, Mental Wounds Not Healing followed soon afterwards and Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back. 

Frank Turner
No Man's Land

Featuring a rotating cast of female musicians and a suite of songs about the stories of women across history, culture and music - and including his own mother - Frank Turner returns with an ambitious eighth studio album in No Man’s Land. Anyone accustomed to his recent podcast series ‘Tales From No Man’s Land’ will be familiar with the subject matters at hand. 

Blanck Mass
Animated Violence Mild

Benjamin Power returns one more time as Blanck Mass with the enticingly titled Animated Violence Mild. Since making the switch from dense ambience to something more industrial after the Fuck Buttons man's solo debut, each subsequent record has gotten more noisy, more intense, and more catchy, all at the same time. Animated Violence Mild is no different, with Power reaching for sound as varied as black metal, hardcore, and europop. 

Friendly Fires

In the eight years after indie/dance band Friendly Fires' album Pala, there was very little activity. Then suddenly they released a couple of singles and started playing live shows. The cat is now out of the bag and fans will be delighted to hear that album No.3, Inflorescent, is here. It was produced by the band and others including Disclosure. 

Don Blackman
Just Can’t Stay Away

A re-issue of a little-known early Noughties soul banger by Don Blackman, this special 7” vinyl version of the singer’s ‘Just Can’t Stay Away’ gets a loving re-packaging courtesy of Melodies International, the re-issues label set up by Floating Points’ Sam Shepherd. Comes with a special 14”x14” poster. 

Florence + The Machine
Lungs (10th Anniversary Edition)

Does Florence And The Machine’s debut LP Lungs hold up a decade on from its release? Only one way to find out I guess. As tenth anniversary editions go this new pressing of Lungs is fairly low-key - just some new colours on the vinyl this time around. For the cheap seats - Lungs is the one with ‘You’ve Got The Love’, ‘Dog Days Are Over’ and the definitely-lyrically-watertight ‘Kiss With A Fist’ on it.
  • Vinyl LP (7760367)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Adam Wingard
Blair Witch (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

A limited-edition issue on vinyl of the soundtrack to Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett’s franchise-rebooting Blair Witch movie from 2016. The result of Wingard’s collaboration with electronic music composer Robert Rich, this is ten atmospheric tracks spread across a 180g ‘Black As Night’ vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (DW73)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
New in: Tuesday 13th August 2019

Prana Crafter & Tarotplane

A split album featuring a side-long composition each from Prana Crafter and Tarotplane, Symbiose is an apt title. Respectively crafting ‘Jagged Mountain Melts At Dawn’ on side A and ‘We Move Slowly Through The Past’ on the flip, the two pieces connect American underground electronica with old-fashioned European independent music. 

Hot Water Music
Shake Up The Shadows

One might think that Floridian punks Hot Water Music are just be wanting to churn out their greatest hits on tour in their 25th anniversary year, y’know, make a bit of easy cash, they’ve been doing the hard work since 1994, after all. But no! They have recorded a brand new 5-track EP and it’s called Shake Up The Shadows. It’s the band’s first new music since the  Light It Up LP in 2017.

Bobby Krlic
Midsommar (Original Score)

Bobby Krlic removed his Haxan Cloak to work alongside film director Ari Aster on Midsommar. The movie is a pagan horror in the Wicker Man mould, and Krlic’s frightening compositions really augment the sense of ceremonial doom that pervades Midsommar. Nails-on-blackboard screeches, pulse-racing drums, unsettling micropolyphonic drones, it’s all in there. Krlic's music is in dialogue with the great and the good of chilling movie scores, from György Ligeti to Johnny Greenwood to Dean Hurley.

The Murder Capital
When I Have Fears

The Murder Capital are a punk/post-punk/art punk band from Dublin. Their lives shows are becoming the talk of the town for their dark, brutal, edge-of-the-seat thrill ride. Their sound will draw comparisons to classic bands such as Joy Division as well as newer bands like Shame and Savages. When I Have Fears is their debut album and was produced by Flood, who is just the person you’d want to produce an album like this.

Conrad Schnitzler
Conditions of the Gas Giant

The late Conrad Schnitzler first issued Conditions Of The Gas Giant on a teeny tiny cassette run back in the late 1980’s. Now the fine folk at Bureau B have snapped up the music for a virgin vinyl/CD release. Conditions Of The Gas Giant is classic Schnitzler fare - slightly proggy avant-tronica that meets in the space between Jean-Michel Jarre and Holger Czukay.

IF Music presents You Need This - A Journey Into Deep Jazz Vol. 3 – Compiled by Jean-Claude

Record collector and IF Music store owner Jean-Claude presents the third instalment of his compilation series You Need This - A Journey Into Deep Jazz. As reliably diverse as ever, it features rare cuts from J-C’s personal collection ranging from Hungarian jazz guitarist Szabó Gábor István to Indian musician Yatra Sextett. 

Press Club
Wasted Energy

Wasting no time in following up last year’s angsty Late Teens debut album, Australian act Press Club announce their next effort Wasted Energy. Spearheaded by the recent ‘Get Better’ single, and including a terrifying account of singer Natalie Foster being stalked on ‘Thinking About You’, it promises to double down on what made their debut so compelling. 

Theme From The Gay Man's Guide To Safer Sex

The fact that this is Coil might lead you to assume that the title of Theme From The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex is a joke of some sort, but it isn’t: this is music that Coil produced to accompany a VHS sex-ed documentary by that name. Ambient house, new age balearic vibes and slinking jazz are the order of the day. Presented here as a standalone soundtrack for the very first time, working from the original masters, On Musique Pour La Danse.

Bad Education - Vol. 1:

Datptone step outside of their own super-soul roster to look overseas for a moment, with this highlights / introductory compilation of soul goodness from Timmion Records, based in Helsinki. Bad Education - Vol. 1: Soul Hits features ten  tracks selected by Daptone, showcasing the best soul artists that Finland has to offer!

Trolsk Sortmetall 1993 – 1997

Century Media press up a new edition of Ulver’s retrospective box-set Trolsk Sortmetall 1993-1997. The collection brings together the Norwegian group’s first three LPs and their debut demo Vargnatt. Also included are some bonus recordings of the band rehearsing what would eventually become their third album Nattens madrigal. Trolsk Sortmetall 1993-1997 acts as a neat summation of Ulver's black metal phase.
  • CD box set (19075950432 )
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Things That Hurt

Supporting the likes of Enter Shikari and Foxing in an exhaustive touring schedule in the aftermath of their impressive debut album Seafoam a couple of years back, Cultdreams deliver their sophomore effort Things That Hurt. Recorded in the context of a line-up now scattered around the world, it continues in the bold vein of their previous efforts. 

Ex Voto

American indie rock stalwarts, Versus, return with their first album in nine years, Ex Voto. It is the band’s sixth album in their 25 year career. It follows their recent EP, Ex Nihilo and support slots with Ex Hex and Galaxie 500. Lead single Mummified is typical of the band, mixing glorious melodies with something much darker and screechy. It is worth noting that their bass player is called Fontaine Toups. 
  • Vinyl LP (EJRC159LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Bushman's Revenge
Et Hån Mot Overklassen

Making their debut on Hubro, Et Hån Mot Overklassen - translating as ‘A Mockey of the Upper Class’ - sees Norwegian outfit Bushman’s Revenge significantly alter their normal modus operandi. Out go the heavy gothic histrionics of old, to be replaced by a much more subtle, acoustically based sound. 


Reissues are under way of Ulver’s ‘Black Metal’ period. Bergtatt is the band’s debut album, and is a fast blast of black metal with Norwegian folk influences. The record has been remastered for this release, and comes as a heavyweight package (thick gatefold sleeve and 180g vinyl) with a booklet, on Century Media.

Nattens Madrigal

Reissues are under way of Ulver’s ‘Black Metal’ period. Nattens Madrigal is all about wolves and darkness, and is harshly produced. The record has been remastered for this release, and comes as a heavyweight package (thick gatefold sleeve and 180g vinyl) with a booklet, on Century Media.


For the twelfth Loscil album, inspiration has been taken from the photography of Alfred Stieglitz. This is a very wise decision, as the silvery shimmer of his cloud and sky photos meet their perfect sonic analogue in the sound of Equivalents, which drifts gorgeously along in classic Loscil / Kranky style.
New in: Tuesday 6th August 2019

Fionn Regan

Irish singer-songwriter Fionn Regan unveils his sixth studio album, in a 13-year career that’s seen him nominated for Mercury, Choice and Shortlist awards as well as being sampled by Justin Vernon. Cala promises a concise yet celestial collection of ten songs that dwell on love, nature and the universe.
New in: Tuesday 9th July 2019

Jonas Munk & Nicklas Sørensen
Always Already Here

Always Already Here is a collaboration between Danish electronic musician, Jonas Munk & Guitarist, Nicklas Sørensen. The artists give their takes on modern and retro electronica, psychedelia and the minimalism of La Monte Young, Steve Reich and Terry Riley. The tracks feature synths and guitars intertwining in an experimental yet accessible fashion.
New in: Wednesday 4th July 2018

Endless Scroll

What’s Your Rupture? have already released records by Parquet Courts. Their latest release is a debut LP from an urbane bunch of Brooklynites named Bodega. It was produced by Austin Brown - you know, from Parquet Courts - and was recorded onto the same Tascam tape machine as Light Up Gold, the acclaimed second LP from Parquet Courts. Guess who Endless Scroll sounds like.

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