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New in: Wednesday 16th January 2019

Various
Las Vegas Grind! Volume Seven

Volumes one through six of the Las Vegas Grind compilation series were assembled and issued many years ago, beginning in the late 80’s, but now at long last there is a seventh volume! Las Vegas Grind! Volume Seven is of course a low-down and dirty listening experience, straight out of the garage. Bob Moore & The Temps, Gay Papa, Louie & The Fat Men, and many more.
  • Vinyl LP (JMANLP105)
  • CD (JMANCD105)

Aldona Orłowska
Nie Wiem

Preposterous polskalo-disco/Euro-house from singer and champion swimmer Aldona Orłowska and husband Eugeniusz. The title track is an irresistible vintage party tune without the faintest respect for keeping in time. It’s followed by a sleazy, scatty lounge interlude by Eugeniusz and rounded off by a Lento Reggaeton rework of the title tune. But remember - this stuff is exclusively to be played “on yachts and in opera houses.”
  • Vinyl 12" (DUNNO007)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Blawan
Wet Will Always Dry

It’s been a long time coming, but we finally have a full-length from Blawan. Techno’s Prince of Darkness delivers Wet Will Always Dry, an eight-track LP, via his own TERNESC imprint. Probably the most noteworthy artistic development here is that Blawan has started singing, with his eerie vocals cropping up on ‘Stell’ and ‘Careless’. But don’t fret, he’s not abandoning his principles - many of the tracks here still sound like they have been designed to be dropped at Cthulhu’s birthday party.
  • Vinyl Double LP (TESC005)
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Mineral
One Day When We Are Young

Emo is generally considered a youngun’s game, so kudos to Mineral for their longevity. The Texan band celebrate a quarter-century of mopery with One Day When We Are Young, which is either a record accompanied by a book or a book accompanied by a record. What's for sure is that you get two new tracks here - including the widescreen rocker ‘Aurora’ - and a tome that includes essays on Mineral’s legacy from members of Spoon, Jimmy Eat World and Get Up Kids.
  • Vinyl 10" (HA025Book)
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  • Last copy

cv313
Glass City Sessions

If you didn’t know yet, cv313 are also known as Echospace. The duo of Rod Modell and Stephen Hitchell have been leaders in the dub techno field for many a year now - so long, in fact, that they’re able to make new records out of jams they had nearly two decades ago. Glass City Sessions features reworkings of some tracks they played in abandoned asylum outside of Detroit back in 2000.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MINIMOOD017)
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Anthony Naples
Take Me With You

NYC clubster Anthony Naples drops his sophomore LP. Take Me With You was originally conceived a mixtape for Naples to share among friends, a dedication to the parties and after-parties they had had together down the years. As such, it’s no surprise to find that there is a rose-tinted, halcyon quality to many of the numbers here that nods to The Orb. It’s a very lovely listen.
  • Vinyl LP (ANS2000)
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  • Last copy

You Tell Me
You Tell Me

You Tell Me is the new project from Field Music’s Peter Brewis and Admiral Fallow’s Sarah Hayes. After working together on the last Field Music album, Open Here,(check out the closing track ‘Find A Way To Keep Me’ to hear Sarah Hayes’ flute & vocal work) they’ve decided there’s enough of a musical spark to work as a duo. The album’s theme centres around communication which extends to the sharing of ideas between new musical collaborators. LP and CD on Memphis Industries, including two 'indies only' limited vinyl versions - but be quick!
  • Vinyl LP (MI0517LP)
  • CD (MI0517CD)

France Jobin + Richard Chartier
DUO

France Jobin and Richard Chartier didn’t waste any energy on sleeve art (look at that minimal white design) or titling (it’s a duo collaboration, called DUO), so that they could pour it all into their music. Minimal on the surface but really incredibly deep, these two artists, working together for the first time, have produced some excellent and immersive sound slabs here. On mAtter.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MATTER015)
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Robbie Basho
Venus In Cancer

Venus In Cancer was the sixth album by American acoustic guitarist, Robbie Basho. It was originally released in 1969 on the Blue Thumb label. Often mentioned in the the same breaths as fellow virtuoso players John Fahey and Leo Kottke,  Basho threw a whole load of eastern influences into his music which set him apart. His influence can be seen in the work of acts such as Six Organs Of Admittance, James Blackshaw and Jack Rose, to name but a few. Reissue LP on Traffic Entertainment.
  • Vinyl LP (TEG74008LP)

Hedvig Mollestad Trio
Smells Funny

Hedvig Mollestad is a total electric guitar shredder, and the other two members of her Trio are also rad virtuosos. Smells Funny, the group’s sixth album, mixes jazz and hard rock styles in varying measures, with high energy and frankly gnarly results. Very high-grade instrumental interplay, no bullshit. On Rune Grammofon.
  • Vinyl LP (RLP3203)
  • CD (RCD2203)

The Callas with Lee Ranaldo
Trouble and Desire

The Callas are a post-punk band from Greece who are one part of an arty, multi-media factory. Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo felt compelled to work with them after being drawn into their whole thing. Trouble And Desire is their first album together, however they have previously worked on a soundtrack for a film made by the arty collective called The Great Eastern. CD on Dirty Water.
  • CD (DWC1105CD)
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  • Last copy

Lost Under Heaven
Love Hates What You Become

Ebony Hoorn and Ellery James Roberts (both of Manchester’s Wu Lyf) return with a second LP from their newer project Lost Under Heaven. The soberingly-titled, Mute-released Love Hates What You Become is solid, emotive alt-rock brimming with unrestrained vocal expression and lovely production. A band really going for it.
  • Vinyl LP (STUMM427)
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  • CD (CDSTUMM427)

Steven Stapleton & David Tibet
Dead Memory

Another collaboration between two masters of the esoteric English underground, David Tibet of Current 93 and Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound. These are musicians whose trajectories are very much tangled together, a fierce collaborative spirit forged between the pair. These are two outtakes that didn’t make it onto their ‘Threats of Memories’ project.  
  • Vinyl LP (DPROMLP146)
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  • Last copy

Los Tabanos Experience
Atlantis Mirage

Recently Drone Rock Records have been exploring the vibrant world of South American psychedelic rock. Most recently with Los Tabanos Experience and their album Atlantis Mirage. This is very assured and heavy improvised stoner rock, I mean, one of their music videos starts with the lot of them sparking up.
  • Vinyl LP (DRR021)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Velly Joonas
Stopp, Seisku Aeg!

Before becoming a folk musician, Velly Joonas aimed to become a soul singer, and between 1980 and 1983 she recorded these two tracks, now made available on 7” from the Frotee label. A cover of Frida’s (of ABBA) I See Red and Roberta Flack’s Feel Like Makin’ Love. Unique and imaginative takes on these classic tracks.
  • Vinyl 7" (FRO 007)

Dark Fog
Make You Believe

Dark Fog’s music is like a fog that’s so thick it feels like soup. Defying genre and classification, Make You Believe is murky, noisy, with high-pitched vocals leaking in through the cracks in the wall of sound. Endless riffs and frenetic drums, sometimes parting ways to leave room for a tiny moment of respite, kick out the floor and leave you falling. 
  • Vinyl LP (CFUL121)
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  • Last copy

Snakes Don't Belong In Alaska
Snakes Don't Belong In Alaska

Kind folks at Cardinal Fuzz are putting out more stoner and psych rock than we can keep up with. This time they’ve picked Snakes Don’t Belong in Alaska’s first two albums, which were previously only available on cassette. Expect heady drones, ten-minute guitar solos, a snake-free Alaska, and maybe an occasional moment of respite. What more could you want?
  • Vinyl Double LP (CFUL123)

The Dead C
Rare Ravers

The Dead C hail from the famous music city of Dunedin in New Zealand, and, like many bands from there, initially released records though the legendary Flying Nun label. The trio have been experimenting with various forms of alternative/indie music for 32 years now, Rare Ravers is their 16th album. LP and CD on Ba Da Bing!
  • Vinyl LP (BING139)

The Detroit Cobras
What More / I Can’t Go Back

Just in case any of you were still in any doubt that Jack White doesn’t put on for his hometown, the former White Stripe has signed a band with Detroit in its name to Third Man Records. Let his love for the motor city lie unquestioned until his dying day. Apparently ‘What More’/‘I Can’t Go Back’ are the first new recordings that The Detroit Cobras have released in a decade, though as they’re both covers we can’t go so far as to call them new material. Either way, they are both definitely garage rock.
  • Vinyl 7" (TMR579)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Various
Unusual Sounds

Since launching in 2014 the Mexican Summer reissues offshoot Anthology Recordings have unearthed some excellent old things from the likes of Pharaoh Sanders and The Nightcrawlers. For their latest trick they delve into the world of library music. The twenty tracks of Unusual Sounds are exactly the sort of cerebral oddities that we now expect as standard from these releases. Comes with liner notes from David Hollander - this is good because he’s curated an extensive history of library music that shares its title with this compilation and as such he’s rather knowledgeable on the subject.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ARC0631)
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  • CD (ARC0632)
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East Village
Cubans In The Bluefields

One of the great forgotten bands of the ‘80s indie scene, East Village, were formed by Buckinghamshire brothers Martin and Paul Kelly. Cubans In The Bluefields was their debut EP. The standout track of the three on offer is Strawberry Window, one of the most perfect slices of indie jangle pop you’ll ever hear. Blue coloured vinyl 7”, limited to 500 copies on Optic Nerve.
  • Vinyl 7" (ON3)
New in: Tuesday 15th January 2019

Zimiamvian Night
Zimiamvian Night 3

Third part of Mike Bennett's Zimiamvian Night project. A collection of extremely long form ambient music, the total running length lying north of the 100 minute mark. Can be played quietly for a more authentic ambient experience, or loudly to get up close and personal to the combination of field recordings, acoustic noise, and piano. On Infraction.
  • CD (INFX 054)
  • In stock and ready to ship

The Silver Field
Rooms

Nice new thing on Tim Burgess’ O Genesis (Richard Youngs, Daniel O’Sullivan) here. The Silver Field is the project of one Coral Rose and the various instruments/bits of recording equipment that she’s collected down the years. On Rooms, Rose spools out a brand of dreamy, pastoral post-punk pitched somewhere between Durutti Column and Panda Bear. She’s got a beautiful voice too - it wouldn’t be a stretch to say she sounds like Joni Mitchell.
  • Vinyl LP (OGEN80LP)

Tender
Fear Of Falling Asleep

Tender are James Cullen (don’t worry, I said Cullen, not Corden) and Dan Cobb, a London duo who make mid-fi R&B. Their new album, Fear Of Falling Asleep, is being hailed as a career high for them If tracks as such as the title track and Closer Still are anything to go by then they could just be about to turn a lot of heads. LP and CD on Partisan.
  • Vinyl LP (PTKF2159-1)
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  • Last copy
  • CD (PTKF2159-2)

Laurie Spiegel
The Expanding Universe


  • CD (UW19CD)
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  • Last copy

Laurie Spiegel
Unseen Worlds

Big gorgeous electronic wonder from Laurie Spiegel. Unseen Worlds was composed with the use of software specially created by Spiegel for her own purposes (Music Mouse, still loved and used today), and has only had limited releases in 1991 and 1994 before now. Unseen Worlds (the label) now give Unseen Worlds (the album) the full attention it deserves, on CD and vinyl.
  • Vinyl Double LP (UW22LP)
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  • CD (UW22CD)
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  • Last copy

Snow Patrol
Final Straw

Snow Patrol’s 2003 album Final Straw was their third album, but their first real biggie. Having signed to a major label may have helped with production values and a marketing push, but they were solely responsible for writing some anthemic songs. Run, for example, went stratospheric and unfortunately became an X-Factor Staple. Also includes Spitting Games. Deluxe reissue LP on Polydor.
  • Vinyl LP (9866073)

Snow Patrol
Eyes Open

Eyes Open was the fourth album by Snow Patrol, coming three years after its predecessor, Final Straw, in 2006. It shifted a lot of copies and was the biggest selling album of the year. The major label boost was really paying off. To make the album extra shiny, U2, Robbie Williams and The Killers producer Jacknife Lee was drafted in. Among the 60-odd musicians that played on the album, Martha Wainwright and The Vaselines Eugene Kelly are the standout names. Deluxe reissue LP on Polydor.
  • Vinyl Double LP (6795422)

Snow Patrol
A Hundred Million Suns

  • Vinyl Double LP (6795428)

Snow Patrol
Fallen Empires


  • Vinyl Double LP (6795431)

Jordan Rakei
Groove Curse

Jordan Rakei can sing in the manner of that funny neo-soul/Jeff Buckley hybrid style that incubates in music conservatoires. He can also play guitar in the manner of that funny neo-soul/Jeff Buckley hybrid style that incubates in music conservatoires. He’s been able to do this for a while now - his Groove Curse EP originally came out in 2014 - but people have only really started taking notice of him in the last couple of years. Thus have we this re-release. These songs sound like that funny neo-soul/Jeff Buckley hybrid style that incubates in music conservatoires.
  • Vinyl 12" (SHNT1)
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Modeselektor
I Am Your God / Bronko

In the run up to their next album Modeselektor have given the DJs a head start with the release of I Am Your God / Bronko on 12". The press release describes them as "abysmal" but I'm guessing they don't mean in the bad way. This is tough industrial techno built from the sort of crisp sounds we've all come to expect from the German duo.
  • Vinyl 12" (MTR95)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Hama
Houmeissa

Hama is a Nigerian-based composer and this record genuinely sounds pretty fun. Apparently a mix of 90's synth-pop and 'traditional electronic desert folk', what couldn't be to love? I wasn't even aware that contemporary electronic desert folk was a thing, let alone traditional - we live and we learn. Houmeissa is available on Vinyl LP and CD, and released on Sahel Sounds. 
  • Vinyl LP (SS049LP)
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  • Last copy
  • CD (SS049CD)

The Twilight Sad
IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME

A few years ago it seemed like the Twilight Sad had had their day. Despite releasing a string of brilliant records they hadn't really crossed over to the success they deserved. Yet all of a sudden here they are with what could be the biggest album of their career. They've used the opportunity to make some pretty wild punctuation experiments and are very fond of the forward slash. Hopefully this will help their mopey Scottish noise pop get an audience amongst the hoards of people who have seen them support the likes of the Cure and Editors.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (ROCKACT116LPX)
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl Double LP (ROCKACT116LP)
  • CD (ROCKACT116CD)

Death In June
Essence!

Controversial British band Death In June have evolved from a post-punk/industrial trio into a neo-folk collective revolving around the enigmatic, only constant and founding member, Douglas P. They formed in 1981, with other founding members leaving to pursue other projects whilst Douglas P. kept the band going. Over the years they’ve collaborated with various people including Current 93’s David Tibet. Their new album, Essence, is available on various vinyl editions and CD via NER.
  • Vinyl LP (BADVC18P)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Richard Pinhas
Iceland

First time on vinyl reissue of the first album by Richard Pinhas released after the end of Heldon. Alone he takes a more restrained approach than that of his band, with Iceland being a subtle journey reflecting the cold and awe of the country from which it takes its name. Also features 'Wintermusic' a 25 minute long bonus track from 1983 also released on vinyl for the first time.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SV053)

Deerhunter
Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

Well here is something to look forward to. As we know by now each Deerhunter album is uniquely different and this one they say is a science fiction album for 2018. They've spent their time since 2015s Fading Frontier redefining their recording process going so far as to not use microphones for their instruments and plug them straight into the desk. Should be interesting. 
  • Vinyl LP (4AD0089LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (4AD0089CD)

Liz Brasher
Painted Image

After a year of touring with The Psychedelic Furs and The Zombies, Memphis, Tennessee's Liz Brasher is releasing her debut album Painted Image. On it she plays a gospel and soul influenced country rock that stays true to the southern music tradition she's a part of, as well as her own experiences like that of singing hymns in a Spanish church.
  • Vinyl LP (FP16721)
  • CD (FP16722)

dodie
Human

dodie has a new record out on doddleoddle but all further titles are much more straight down the line standard. Indeed dodie has found this pop business a doddle enjoying over 350 million streams across various platforms. She's put the 5 and a half pence she has earned from all that into making this EP which follows previous EPs which hit the actual UK album charts,       
  • Vinyl 12" (DODIE003LP)
  • CD (DODIE003CD)

Sponge
Rotting Pinata

Goddammit. Like me I'm sure that you've been waiting your whole adult life for this Sponge album to be re-issued. The Detroit quintet perfected a melodic but experimental alternate rock sound and this was hailed as a classic despite never being pressed in the USA. To tell you the truth I've never heard of them but I'm hoping it's good. 
  • Vinyl LP (WG009)

Pedro The Lion
Phoenix

Phoenix is the first Pedro The Lion album in 15 years. Head Pedro, David Bazan, took himself on a journey round his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona whilst not enjoying a solo tour in 2016. This led him to thinking about how things used to be before the band dynamic changed and the band broke up - the way he wrote, the way he worked. This led him to get the band back together. The whole experience of going back inhabits the album's lyrical themes. CD and LP on Big Scary Monsters.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BSM244V)
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  • Last copy
  • CD (BSM244CD)

Mercury Rev
Deserter's Songs

Originally released in 1998, Deserter’s Songs by Mercury Rev was supposed to be their final album, so they threw everything at it. It turned out to be their fourth album out of eight and counting. The band came from a much stranger and unhinged place, with the odd-yet-enjoyable albums Yerself Is Steam and Boces, before 1995’s See You On The Other Side showed glimpses of how great the band could really be. Making this graceful, tender, powerful and magnificent beast has defined the band and is yet to be bettered. It topped end of year polls in Mojo and NME among other magazines at the time. Reissue LP on the band’s own Excelsior Melodies label.
  • Vinyl LP (EXM309LP)

Jeff Mills
Str Mrkd

Loves a sub-label, does Jeff Mills. His Axis Records imprint already has several offshoots - Luxury Records, Purpose Maker, Something In The Sky - but the Detroit techno legend clearly feels like he needs another pie to stick his finger into. Thus have we the eponymous first release of his new Str Mrkd venture. Music-wise it’s pretty classic Mills, though closer ‘Aquarius’ is a more experimental brand of club fodder than we might expect from him.
  • Vinyl 12" (AX077)
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Objekt
Cocoon Crush

To the great concern of caterpillars everywhere, brainy Berlin DJ and producer Objekt is back at the Deconstruct-A-Club Workshop with another LP for brainy Berlin label PAN. Cocoon Crush is as immaculate as its predecessor Flatland, but contrasts in being much more focused on manipulating recordings (of all sorts of stuff) into organic textures, rather than synthesising material from scratch.
  • Vinyl Double LP (PAN97)
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Ric Kaestner
Music For Massage II

Did you know Ric Kaestner’s soothing New Age cult cassette Music for Massage had a Part II? Unlike Part I, its release was strictly low-key, purely for tape collectors and masseuses and never actually intended for public sale. Sifted Sand Records dutifully honour these conditions by reissuing the album for public sale on black vinyl, coloured vinyl, CD and cassette. Pick your poison and oil up!
  • Vinyl Double LP (SSR001LP-COLOR)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy
  • CD (SSR0001CD)

Ohtis
Runnin

Ohtis are a three-piece band who hail from Illinois and play country-tinged, dusty Americana. Their lyrics come from the Josh T. Pearson school of raconteurism whilst their music draws comparisons to Wilco’s contemplative material and Phosphorescent with its laid-back strums and emotive pedal steel. Runnin’ is their latest single. 7” on Full Time Hobby.
  • Vinyl 7" (FTH331S)

Various
Midnight In Tokyo Vol. 3

Ever wondered what night time feels like in Tokyo? Well do we have a compilation for you. Midnight in Tokyo Vol. 3 from Studio Mule is a masterful selection of tracks that capture then multiplicity of nightlife in Japan's capital. It's sexy, it's funky, it's calm and it's lovely. All in all these 14 rare tracks are utterly transportive. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (StudioMule12LP)
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  • CD (StudioMule12CD)

Dahlia Sleeps
Love, Lost

Dahlia Sleeps are an electronic duo made up from producer Luke Hester and vocalist Lucy Hill.  Their music has had bloggers likening them to acts such as London Grammar, Cat Power, The xx and Daughter. Love, lost  is certainly filled with emotional hooks and delivered with a fragile and soulful touch. Transparent vinyl 12" EP on Beatnik Creative.
  • Vinyl 12" (BEATNC00105)
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  • Limited edition

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker
The Tribe

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker announced themselves back in ‘87 with The Tribe.The German power trio played heavy rock with industrial delivery and in guitarist and frontman Caspar Brötzmann they had Jimi Hendrix, Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo rolled into one. LP and CD on Southern Lord.
  • Vinyl LP (LORD259LP)

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker
Black Axis

Originally released in 1989, Black Axis was the second album by Caspar Brötzmann Massaker. The power trio were dominated by Brötzmann’s gigantic guitar sound and could go from thumping rock to cacophonous racket in the space of one song. Sounds like fun to me. LP and CD on Southern Lord.
  • Vinyl Double LP (LORD260LP)

Gonçalo Penas
Ego De Espinhos

Gonçalo Penas is a bit of a maverick, it would appear. Ego De Espinhos is the 22-year old Portuguese musician’s debut album. He has resolutely refused to stick to any formula or rules he has learned in his time at music college so he can fully explore the limits of electronic music. The result, following some intensive self-discovery, is a cathartic album that will blow your mind. LP on Subtext.
  • Vinyl LP (SUB027)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Jay Mitta
Tatizo Pesa

Debut album from Jay Mitta, one of the producers at the forefront of Tanzania's thrilling Singeli scene. In 2018 Bamba Pana blew every producer out the water with his Nyege Nyege Tapes release and in 2019 Tatizo Pesa is set to do the same. We're talking about tempos in excess of 180bpm and beats that make me sweat like I've just run a marathon. 
  • Vinyl LP (NNT010)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Chaines
The King

Slip Records (Mica Levi & Oliver Coates, Otto Willberg) with another release of contemporary classical music that manages to be both challenging and good. Chaines has proven a highly unique singer and sound artist over previous drops for Slip, and The King is another feather in the cap of an artist who has performed alongside the London Contemporary Orchestra. The eight parts of The King cover much ground, from the sky-scraping abstraction of ‘Airship’ to the tape-loop Scott Walker closer ‘Eraserhead’.
  • Vinyl LP (SLP037-COL)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
New in: Monday 14th January 2019

The Last Ambient Hero
The Big Chill

The Last Ambient Hero clearly care very deeply about being put in the right section in your record store. Yes, The Big Chill is an ambient album, influenced by those cold parts of our planet. Be sure to wrap up warm when you listen to this one on, you won't be able to help but feel the wind pass into you as you do. Utterly terrifying and expansive. 
  • CD
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Steve Gunn
The Unseen In Between

Guitar aces are always photographed with their guitar cases aren't they? Check the sleeve of this latest record by immersive psychedelic player and vocalist Steve Gunn. Touching his guitar case as if headin' off to the next two bit town that will appreciate his playin'. But Gunn is a lot more than just a folky guitar guy, and here he produces what is promised to be his most complex and emotional album yet, turning his thoughts inward to reflect on his own internal thought patterns.     
  • Vinyl LP (OLE13091)
  • CD (OLE13092)
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  • Last copy

Sharon Van Etten
Remind Me Tomorrow

Remind Me Tomorrow is the first album in four years by Sharon Van Etten. Despite not making any solo albums in that time she’s been rather busy having a baby, gaining psychology qualifications, working with David Lynch and writing a score for the movie, Strange Weather. All this action has lead to her making a more upbeat album. Produced and arranged by John Congleton. LP or CD on Jagjaguwar.
  • Vinyl LP (JAG331LP-C5)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • CD (JAG331CD)

Angelo De Augustine
Tomb

We absolutely loved Angelo De Augustine's Swim Inside the Moon LP here at the towers and so are exited to hear this follow up in which label boss and all round quiet genius  Sufjan Stevens guests. De Augustine's sound in fact isn't that far away from Steven's hushed balladry,lots of creaking acoustic guitars, quiet pianos and mournful songs of heartbreak. You know the score.  
  • Vinyl LP (AKR138LP-C2)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Vinyl LP (AKR138LP-C1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (AKR138CD)

Subjective
Act One – Music For Inanimate Objects

Subjective is Goldie and James Davidson joining forces to create an album on Sony’s classical music subprint Masterworks. What a time to be alive. Based on the first few tracks of Act One - Music for Inanimate Objects, the project seems filled with lush instrumentals glazing over intense breakbeats, somewhere between Clap! Clap! and Ricky Eat Acid.
  • Vinyl Double LP (19075871781)
  • CD (19075836512)

Jonny Greenwood
There Will Be Blood (Music From The Motion Picture)

To celebrate the 11th anniversary (possibly) of Jonny Greenwood’s score to Paul Thomas-Anderson’s cinematic Oscar-winning masterpiece, There Will Be Blood, Nonesuch are making it available on vinyl for the first time. The Radiohead guitarist composed the score inspired by the scenery rather than the story. It is played by the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Robert Ziegler, the Emperor Quartet, with cellist Caroline Dale and pianist Michael Dussek. 140g LP on Nonesuch.
  • Vinyl LP (0075597930085)
  • Limited edition

Aesop Rock & TOBACCO
Malibu Ken

Who knew we needed Tobacco, frontman for Black Moth Super Rainbow, to build fascinating and nauseating beats for Aesop Rock? Tobacco's solo stuff strays from the relatively poppy sound of BMSR towards darker beats and stranger worlds, perfectly built for Aesop Rock. The word-heavy New-Yorker turned San-Franciscan as always delivers high-paced raps on their new collaboration Malibu Ken.
  • Vinyl LP (0826257025616)
  • Coloured vinyl

Steve Mason
About The Light

The Beta Band are a distant image in the rear view mirror of Steve Mason these days. Following their break up he continued under the King Biscuit Time moniker before releasing Boys Outside (2010) under his own name. About The Light is his fourth solo album. Previously all of his solo albums have been made alone, this time he got his live band involved from the start to try and capture the energy of their live show. Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, Kaiser Chiefs) produced the album. LP and CD on Domino imprint Double Six.
  • Vinyl LP (DS121LPX)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (DS121LP)
  • CD (DS121CD)

Clint Mansell
Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Clint Mansell is now more well-known for being a composer of film scores rather than being in Pop Will Eat Itself, and perhaps that’s a good thing as he seems to be pretty good at his current career. He already has scores to Pi, Moon, High Rise and Black Mirror under his belt. His latest score is for Ben Wheatley’s new film, Happy New Year, Colin Burstead. It should match the film well as it starts off with a considered use of woodwinds and being hypnotic and ethereal in nature, before twisting into something much darker and unhinged. LP and CD on Invada.
  • Vinyl LP (LSINV217LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (LSINV217CD)

Night Beats
Myth Of A Man

Night Beats with their fourth studio LP here (and the second they’ve put out via Heavenly). The press release for Myth Of A Man claims that this is a record that can already go toe-to-toe with the classics. It might be a bit early to be making such proclamations, but this is certainly a well-heeled collection of Lee Hazlewood-esque psych-country.
  • Vinyl LP (HVNLP154C)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • CD (HVNLP154CD)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Sourakata Koite
En Hollande

Awesome Tapes From Africa by name, awesome tapes from Africa by nature. For the label’s latest trick they pull a reissue of Senegalese musician Sourakata Koite’s 1985 LP En Hollande out the bag. A master of the kora - a 21-string West African harp - Koite lays down a selection of ebullient, trilling tracks here. The frequent kora overdubs give the record a great feeling of motion. It’s no surprise to find out that Manu Dibango and Jacques Higelin are fans of Koite’s work.
  • Vinyl LP (ATFA034LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • CD (ATFA034CD)

Machinefabriek
With Voices

Tireless timbral titillator Machinefabriek crackles his way onto Western Vinyl with an album of various human voices variously manipulated and recomposed into a shifting soundscape. Whose various voices, you ask? Those of Peter Broderick, Richard Young, Marissa Nadler and Zero Years Kid, for instance.
  • Vinyl LP (WV185LPC1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy
  • Vinyl LP (WV185LP)
  • CD (WV185CD)

M. Ward
What a Wonderful Industry

What A Wonderful Industry, the latest album by singer/songwriter M Ward, is inspired by the good and bad people he has met during his career - the 'warm-blooded and cold-blooded animals in the zoo', as he puts it.  Jim James from My Morning Jacket makes a guest appearance, popping up on two tracks. He, surely, is one of the good ones. LP and CD on M Ward Records.
  • Vinyl LP (MWARD001LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • CD (MWARD001CD)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

RYD
RYD

RYD is the recording moniker of Ryan Downie, a producer and songwriter from North London. He takes inspiration from Bon Iver, Missy Elliott and Timbaland to create his songs that blend the crystalline sound of electronics with some heart-wrenching themes and ethereal production. Self-titled debut LP and CD on 37 Adventures.
  • Vinyl LP (ADVNTR095V)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • CD (ADVNTR095CD)

The Bongolian
Outer Bongolia

Back in the 00’s, The Bongolian opened a time-portal to import the best high-energy percussion from the funk of ages past. In recording Outer Bongolia, Nasser Bouzida created one of the most accessible and richest modern funk records, which is now reissued in limited edition by Blow Up. Great get if your b-boy group is looking for some fresh tunes!
  • Vinyl LP (BU040LPC)

Ricardo Donoso
Calibrate

Denovali (Nadia Struiwigh, Her Name Is Calla) drop the new LP from Brazilian artist Ricardo Donoso. Calibrate sees Donoso going even deeper down the dark IDM/techno path than he did on June’s collaborative LP with Thiago Kochenborger. Frenzied soundscapes like ‘Rendering The Ineffable’ recall Arca, Phase Fatale and Bonaventure in equal measure. Powerful stuff.
  • Vinyl LP (DEN311LP)
  • CD (DEN311CD)

Julian Lynch
Rat's Spit

Rat’s Spit is the new album from Real Estate guitarist and Norman Records favourite, Julian Lynch. His music generally sounds like a slightly weirder, less pop, more fractured version of his parent band, but is certainly not lacking in quality. It’s his 7th album, but first since 2013’s Lines. It sees him mining inspiration from Tears For Fears, Kate Bush, George Clinton, Cocteau Twins, Yes and Steve Vai (Steve Vai?! really?! but he had custom-made guitars with carrying handles cut out of them!) Anyway, if the past is anything to go by, it should be a good ‘un. LP on Ya Reach / Underwater Peoples.
  • Vinyl LP (YR006LP)

Jac Berrocal, David Fenech and Vincent Epplay
Ice Exposure

Jac Berrocal, David Fenech and Vincent Epplay return to Blackest Ever Black (Carla Dal Forno, John T. Gast) with the follow-up to their 2015 LP Antigravity. On Ice Exposure (great title) the trio come up with a sort of Gothic jazz style that is as cold as the record’s name. Imagine if The Birthday Party had ever allowed themselves to become untethered from pop song structures and cast off into the deep. Scott Walker’s late period also springs to mind.
  • Vinyl LP (BLACKEST071)

Buke and Gase
Scholars

Buke & Gase are back after a six year hiatus with their third album. Scholars sees the New York duo reinventing their sound, making emotive electronic music and create an album worthy of comparisons with the Warp label, James Blake or St. Vincent. For the record, Buke and Gase are instruments the duo made. The buke being a baritone ukulele and gase being a guitar/bass hybrid. LP and CD on Brassland.
  • Vinyl LP (HWY-060LPyellow)
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (HWY-060LP)
  • CD (HWY-060CD)

Big Boss Man
Full English Beat Breakfast


  • Vinyl LP (BU050LPW)

Go Dark
Neon Young

Bella Union, home to Beach House, Horse Thief, Mercury Rev, Pom Poko, Psychic Markers and many other two-word bands add two-word band Go Dark (Crash Gallegos and Anticon veteran Doseone Drucker) to their roster. No doubt the label was delighted to discover that the album too boasts a two-word title, Neon Young. Moreover it’s a fine wodge of cyberpunk synthpop, full of aggressive energy and razor production.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA827V)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • CD (BELLA827CD)

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete
De Facto

This is the fifth album from Mexican duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete which they claim will make your head go POW! I'm looking forward to that happening and maybe it will as they suggest that it's a cross between Low's recent experimentation and Tender Buttons era Broadcast. Hopefully that has sold a few copies in anticipation.  
  • Vinyl LP (SCR150LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy
  • CD (SCR150)

Nazar
Enclave

Debut EP from one of Hyperdub's most exciting new acts. On Enclave, Nazar has created six tracks in a style he calls rough kudoro, his take on Angolan kudoro, but married with the harsh aesthetics of dystopia. This approach acts as his commentary on the Angolan Civil war, and its consequences. 'Konvoy' was featured on Burial & Kode9's Fabriclive 100.
  • Vinyl 12" (HDB117)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Fightmilk
Not With That Attitude

Ok, I’ll admit that I get annoyed when my loaf of bread gets squashed among other grocery items but I’ve never fought milk. London’s Fightmilk take their name from a sketch about an alcoholic milk drink on the US comedy show It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. They have previously released one EP via Fierce Panda and now we have their debut long-player, Not With That Attitude. They take their influences from bands such as Sleeper, Long Blondes and Martha, among others.
  • Vinyl LP (RY021)
  • Coloured vinyl

Chorusgirl
Shimmer and Spin

The 2015 self-titled debut by German/English indie four-piece Chorusgirl was released on Fortuna Pop! and received weighty support from BBC 6 Music. It’s been three years in the making, but they’re back with its follow-up, Shimmer and Spin. Comparisons can be made to Cocteau Twins, The Cure, Dum Dum Girls and La Luz, so if any of those float yer boat, get on board! LP on Reckless Yes.
  • Vinyl LP (RY022)

DJ Muggs
Soul Assassins: Dia Del Asesinato

Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs drops the latest record in his intermittent Soul Assassins series. Soul Assassins: Dia Del Asesinato avoids falling into the trap of being too retroist by balancing out old-timey hardheads such as Raekwon and MF Doom with newer blood like Freddie Gibbs. The beats are beats by DJ Muggs, so they sound like that.
  • Vinyl LP (SAR005LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Sobrenadar
Rymixes

Back in September 2018 the Argentinian artist Sobrenadar (Paula Garcia) released her LP y via Sonic Cathedral (Spectres, Andrew Weatherall). Fast-forward a few months and we get four Rymixes of that album’s ‘watery music’ (Garcia’s words). The synth-shoegaze fusions of y lend themselves very well to these sky-scraping re-rubs from XAM, Slowdive, Mark Peters and Gwenno.
  • Vinyl 12" (SCR145)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Fist Of Facts
Fugitive Vesco

Fist Of Facts is the project Liquid Liquid singer, Salvatore Principato, started following the demise of the New York no-wavers in 1984. He started recording Fugitive Vesco in a rented studio with Ken ‘man’ Cladiera. Liquid Liquid drummer, Scott Hartley, Mark Cunningham from Mars, Felice Rosser and a whole bunch of other people contributed to the album. The project expanded on the groove, politics and exploratory dub furrow that was ploughed in Liquid Liquid. LP+7” set on Telephone Explosion.
  • Vinyl LP (TER053LP)

Guy Skornik
Tusk

This is Guy Skornik’s score to Alejandro Jodorvsky’s film Tusk which was released in 1979, not another complete cover of Fleetwood Mac’s  album, Tusk, which was also released in 1979. This score is synth-driven space-age pop which, at the directors request, is intense and experimental. Features Steve Hillage on guitar. LP on Finders Keepers.
  • Vinyl LP (FKR098LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Bardo Pond
Bardo Pond


  • Vinyl Double LP (FIRELP157X)
  • Coloured vinyl
New in: Friday 11th January 2019

Pom Pom
Untitled II

German techno enigma Pom Pom has followed up last year’s mysterious release, Untitled, with the equally, or perhaps even more mysterious Untitled II. Just like Untitled, Untitled II comes in a black sleeve and is distinctly lacking in track names, which takes this inscrutable approach one step further than Spinal Tap and Metallica did, but this is not for their fans anyway. LP on A-Ton.
  • Vinyl LP (A-TONLP09)

La Tène
Abandonnée ​/ ​Maleja

Even when taken separately the words ‘hurdy-gurdy’, ‘harmonium’ and ‘bagpipes’ are enough to strike fear into the heart of any right-thinking music fan - so try not to hyperventilate when we tell you that Le Tene’s third LP not only features all of those instruments but is also pretty good to boot! The two lengthy drone-jigs ‘Abandonee’ and ‘Maleja’ have a Medieval menace to them. Imagine Richard Dawson sans Richard Dawson.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BJR037)
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  • Last copy

Budgie
Holy Ghost Zone

Let's face it, it's hard not to be skeptical of a record that uses 2008 text slang to write song titles: Depend On U, Want 2 Love U and 4 Your Service. Is it just me? Apparently the 'spiritual successor' to some previous releases (which kinda' makes sense really. No?) that blends 90's gospel with 'a modern vibe'. Holy Ghost Zone by Budgie is available on vinyl LP and released on Holy Ghost Zone. 
  • Vinyl LP (HGZ100)
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  • Last copy

Mix Mup
Clear Drive EP

Here we find The Trilogy Tapes (Anthony Naples, Bullion) inna Mix Mup style. Back on Will Bankhead’s label for the first time since 2015, the latest release from Lorenz Lindner’s long-running project is a typically idiosyncratic collection of deep house/techno experiments. Cuts like the title track bring to mind a more glitchy rendering of Young Marco’s woozy Balearia, while the grunting anti-groove of ‘Flair 2’ nods to the recent TTT drop from Parris.
  • Vinyl 12" (TTT072)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Escape-ism
Live at Third Man Records

Ian Svenonius - he of Chain And The Gang and The Nation Of Ulysses fame - has been busying himself with his Escape-ism project of late. It sounds pretty much exactly like what you'd imagine a Svenonius solo endeavour would sound like. Live At Third Man Records does a good job of capturing Escape-ism’s freakified Jonathan Richman thing.
  • Vinyl 7" (TMR562)

The Posies
Frosting On The Beater

Frosting On The Beater is arguably the best album by Seattle power pop stalwarts The Posies. It’s full of blissful guitars, joyful melodies and perfect harmonies. It was the band’s third album and was originally released in 1993. The album has an edgier, rockier sound than its two predecessors due to Don Fleming (Gumball, Velvet Monkeys, Dim Stars) being handed the production reins and he did a marvellous job. It contains some of the band’s most well-known songs such as Dream All Day, Flavor Of The Month and epic brooding closer, Coming Right Along, which has been used to great effect on several TV shows. Reissue LP on Omnivore. Mastered from original analog tapes and cut at 45 rpm.
  • Vinyl Double LP (0816651012473)
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This Is The Kit
Live at Third Man Records

This Is The Kit find the sublime in the humdrum on this new live 7”. Masterminded by Kate Stables, This Is The Kit have been recording since 2003, with records coming out on labels like Rough Trade and Brassland. Recorded live, ‘Cold and Got Colder’ comes out via Third Man Records, and sees Stables further explore her niche of shuffling, disjointed songwriting, pairing subdued soloing with stellar brass interplay.    
  • Vinyl 7" (TMR568)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Felsmann + Tiley
Tempora

Felsmann + Tiley are German-born musicians, Patrick Tiley and Dominik Felsmann. Whilst the pair love movie scores, piano-based pieces and the best electronic music has to offer, they often feel that all these styles stick to a path well-trodden or, in the case of film music, don’t work out of context. With Tempora, they wanted to make an album that was cinematic in range with a classical heart, using only synths. Their inspiration comes from Nils Frahm, Deadmau5, Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - the pair who scored the Netfilx series Stranger Things and Olafur Arnalds. LP on Rare Ware Co.
  • Vinyl LP (RWCO1LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Softman
500ms

Singaporeans Evening Chants seem to be ever on the lookout for beautiful gems to spread to the rest of the world. Brit Softman coded his own music world, fed it samples from records, and tweaked his parameters to create a wondrous tape-hiss soundscape. 500ms is out on 120 beautifully packaged cassette tapes only and you will love it if you’re into the Pop Ambient series, GAS, and Fennesz.
  • Tape (EC002)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Eyeless In Gaza
Winter Sang

I'll tell you one thing. Eyeless In Gaza don't sound like a band who've been about for 38 years. Having counted how many albums they've released I can say with certainly that Winter Sang is around their twentieth. An album of upbeat and energetic cosmic rock with a punk-ish attitude, it's truly a testament of the band that they've kept it up for so long.
  • CD (ASR057)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Zos Kia
23

Started by John Balance, Peter Christopherson, and John Gosling, ZOS KIA was continued by Gosling after they concentrated on Coil full time. 23 is an anthology of the project, including live recordings, alternate versions and rare and unreleased material. Harsh 80s industrial, a big gift for fans of Throbbing Gristle and Coil.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (IF-70LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
New in: Thursday 10th January 2019

The Doors
Waiting For The Sun

Waiting For The Sun is album numero three from classic waistoid crew The Doors, now seeing reissue after it originally hit the shelves many moons ago, way back in 1968 when we weren't even sex cells in our mummy's and daddies psychedelic paisley underpants. Morrison and the gang get their groove on, with such favourites as ‘Hello, I Love You’ and Vietnam war track ‘The Unknown Soldier’.
  • Vinyl LP (0603497858996)

Macintosh Plus
Floral Shoppe

It’s been in vogue, out of vogue, sort-of-vogue and everything between, but fully seven years since the release of Macintosh Plus’s Floral Shoppe the Record That Started Vaporwave™ shows no signs of going away. Heard now, it’s a relic of a simpler, happier time, when Giggs and Scholes were still in the United midfield and no-one knew who Slaves were.
  • Vinyl LP (OESB.92.W)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Ellen Fullman & Okkyung Lee
The Air Around Her

Ellen Fullman is an artist of great patience and exploration whose ‘long string instrument’ stretches across a giant 26 metres, while Okkyung Lee’s approach to her instrument is often one of gnarled combat, shaping a new language for the cello. Together on this live document - recorded in Stockholm at The First Edition Festival for Other Music on 20 February 2016 - the pair are part of a truly symbiotic relationship.  
  • Vinyl LP (1703—3)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Levon Vincent
The Synthesizer Cake EP

Mmm...Synthesizer Cake. This 12” EP by DJ and Producer Levon Vincent has very little information to go with it. We know it has three tracks, all of which are untitled, but I guess artist and label are probably enough to make you buy it. Levon Vincent is the owner of the Novel Sound label, which has dropped releases by Ryan Elliott, Kenneth Christiansen, Ruede Hagelstein and loads more. 12” on Novel Sound.
  • Vinyl 12" (NS-24)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Death in Vegas
The Contino Sessions


  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP2252C)
  • Coloured vinyl

Noyzelab
Metal Cell Meditations

How often do we really take the time to ponder the universe and its infinite meaninglessness? Dave Burraston, also known as Noyzelab/Dave Noyze, invites us to sit down and do just that. The Metal Cell Meditations comes on 3 CD-R with different cuts of the same crushing saw-tooth synthesizer drone, so you can use it for both your 3-minute morning meditation and your ayahuasca ceremony.
  • CD (NYZ-VIID)
  • In stock and ready to ship

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