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New in: 19th February 2018

Joe Hisaishi
Kisshō Tennyo

Joe Hisaishi is the composer behind those big Studio Ghibli movie soundtracks that you all love so much, tending to use piano as his predominant instrument. However on Kissho Tennyo, from 1984, we hear him using...view item »

Yotam Avni
Perlude to Dybbuk

Beautiful productions from Tel-Aviv’s Yotam Avni, teasing refreshing new branches out of Stroboscopic Artefacts’ enormous Berlin root. The beats are heavy and chugging and the attention to detail would impress a surgeon, but Avni’s touch with flickering fragments of brass jazz or, prominently on the last track,...view item »

Various
I-Robots present Phantom Records

The Mondo Groove label have got their hands on the archives of the Phantom Records label, and have enlisted Italian Italo expert and selector I-Robots to guide us listeners through the disco vaults. This vinyl collection features a lot of rare cuts getting re...view item »

The Wombats
Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life

The Wombats are back back back, with their fourth album to date: who knew? The mid-2000’s indie upstarts are now an international proposition, and they’ve got some synths now too. Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life (is this a problem The Wombats face?) is released on the group’s own ...view item »

Mint Field
Pasar de Las Luces

Mexican duo Mint Field have been working on their album Pasar De Las Luces (Passing Lights) for two years. In this time they have honed their dream pop-meets-shoegaze sound which also takes in Krautrock and Yo La Tengo influences along the way. Double vinyl LP, CD and cassette tap...view item »

Palm
Rock Island

The nervously invigorating Palm have impressed us plenty already and return with an obnoxiously captivating record in Rock Island. It swerves away from their common, jangly lexicon and then points back towards it, offering a noisy, danceable, jubilant and melancholic record of stutter pop. They make loops...view item »

Public Access TV
Street Safari


Sophomore LP from New York four-piece Public Access TV. Singles Metrotech and Lost in the Game feature infectious funk-inspired basslines, signalling a widening of horizons for the rockers. Never Enough is largely inspired by the band’s tumultuous last couple of years - including battles wit...view item »

John Bramwell
Leave Alone The Empty Spaces

John Bramwell does it the hard way. Playing 300+ shows per year, travelling in all weathers in a camper van armed with only a guitar and a dog. No wonder it's taken him time to come up with his first album of original material away from I Am Kloot. His careworn voice and melancholy songwriting has won him lots o...view item »

Camarão
The Imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie

Camarão is considered one of the finest accordion players ever to come out of Northeastern Brazil, and his marvellous The Imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie is a great, playful suite of gro...view item »

Isao Suzuki Quartet +2
Orang-Utan

If your Japanese jazz collection is lacking a little, you might want to pick up Orang-Utan, now finely reissued on vinyl by Le Tres Jazz Club. Orang-Utan...view item »

Hiroshi Fukumura Quintet
Morning Flight

If your Japanese jazz collection is lacking a little, you might want to pick up this fresh new reissue of Hiroshi Fukumura Quintet’s 1973 recording Morning Flight, fe...view item »

Bat Fangs
Bat Fangs

Ex Hex’s Betsy Wright and Flesh Wound’s Laura King come unite under the banner of Bat Fangs for this LP. The resulting sound finds a pleasing midpoint between the former’s grunge-pop tendencies and the garage-y tub-thumping of King. Tracks like ‘Wolfbite’ are fun re...view item »

Karen O feat. Michael Kiwanuka
Yo! My Saint

Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs wrote Yo! My Saint for fashion brand Kenzo. The French/Japanese clothing company asked Karen O to collaborate in what has been a surge of artistic creativity leading to the release of the spring/summer clothing collection. Michael Kiwanuka provides additional vocals. L...view item »

Alessandro Adriani
Enter The Fire

Mannequin Records founder Alessandro Adriani teams up with Stroboscopic Artefacts (Perc, Lucy and Klock) for this four-track EP. Enter The Fire is full of the kind of tense, dense dancefloor fugs that Adriani and Mannequin have become known for these pa...view item »

Holly Miranda
Mutual Horse

Songwriter star Holly Miranda makes further vital strides in her sound with Mutual Horse, her fourth and most outwardly developed LP -- she's drawn in collaborators including TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone and My Brightest Diamond's Shara Nov...view item »

Courtney Barnett
Nameless, Faceless

Courtney Barnett is back with this tuneful and playful tune where her clever wordplay is finally matched to the sort of scratchy rock song that will stay in your ears long after the needle hits the run out groove. The song gets in my good books from the get go with an incredible intro that is almost worthy of Madness...view item »

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Polygondwanaland

Another one. There’s rarely a week in which King Gizzard aren’t flexing a new record, and this happens to be their fifth of the year -- can someone do a count for how many riffs per annum that is? The Ozzie psych crew dropped ‘Polygondwanaland’ not a week ago, sharing it as a seasonal gift to their ever-merry fanbase. It ...view item »

Insecure Men
Insecure Men

The Dr. Jekyll to Fat White Family’s Mr. Hyde, Insecure Men sees Fat White-ers Saul Adamczewsi and Nathan Saoudi try their hand at some sort of Lynch-ian sugar-pop. While the ultra-low-budget sound nestles this record next to FWF’s Champagne Holo...view item »

Felt
The Splendour Of Fear

The Splendour Of Fear is Felt's most glacial and otherworldly album. It's six tracks stretch and twist way beyond normal indie song length and as a result structure wise it kind of predates the wandering post rock of the likes of Mogwai. But Felt were full of classical flourishes aided most obviously by...view item »

Felt
Ignite The Seven Cannons

Ignite the Seven Cannons, though brilliant and featuring the indie chart topping Primitive Painters always sounded as if this most clean and linear bands was lost in the fog of Robin Guthrie's swirling production. Ever the perfectionist, leader Lawrence has now gone back to remix some of these tracks to make the album soun...view item »

Felt
The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories

Before he hit paydirt producing the Stone Roses, John Leckie worked on one of Felt's best and most realised albums. The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories is another meanderingly titled album from this band's whose clipped arty indie pop is anything but flabby. Mixing the Velvet Underground...view item »

Felt
Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty

Felt were of course a completely unique entity. Led by the eccentric Lawrence they released ten understated but incredibly influential records across the decade we knew as the 1980s. The first was Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty a gorgeous, dark and mysterious album full of plangent guitars and Lawrence's near spok...view item »

Felt
The Seventeenth Century

Would it be daft to say that Let the Snakes Crinkle Their Heads to Death is my favourite Felt album? It probably isn't but it is such a unique and unusual thing that it rises to the top when I think of their best work despite it's meagre contents and throwaway nature. Now retitled The Seventeenth Century, this ...view item »

Go-Kart Mozart
Mozart's Mini-Mart

Although he's not made a great record since the '80s,  Felt's Lawrence is one of those music industry figures that it's easy to get obsessed about. A complete eccentric in a world of stodge, over the last ten years he's followed his muse into cheesy electro-pop with Go Kart Mozart (Bruce Springsteen ly...view item »

Hiroshi Sato
Orient

This is a welcome reissue of Hiroshi Sato’s Orient, a record whose first edition was released in 1979 and still fetches three-figure prices on Discogs. This is its first vinyl pressing outside of Japan. Sato & pals are producing some dangerously funky, feel-good J-synthpop here. White noise faded gently to evo...view item »

Koenraad Ecker
A Biology of Shadows

Third solo album from Belgian sound artist Koenraad Ecker released on his newly minted In Aulis label in an edition of 300 copies, housed in a lovely gatefold sleeve and mastered by Rashad Becker at D+M. If you’ve heard his previ...view item »

GoGo Penguin
A Humdrum Star

A Humdrum Star is the second long-player from exponents of Jazz and electronica, GoGo Penguin. This is their second for Blue Note, following on from, A Man Made Object in 2016. The band were critically lauded for their set at SXSW earlier in the year and their 2014 album V2.0 was ...view item »

Frightened Rabbit
The Midnight Organ Fight

The best of the Frightened Rabbit herd was The Midnight Organ Fight, a glum emo folk classic that made everyone sad about someone's break-up. These gorgeous, countrified songs are perfect for the winter, which we very much wish was over -- we shan't hold the band responsible, but here's a bunch of rocking...view item »

MIDDEX
No Home

It takes a lot of confidence to pull off extreme minimalism, and a decent amount of talent. MIDDEX's debut album, No Home, is aiming for these extremes. Synth lines repeated longer than you'd believe, rendered with a hardness of tone that makes this a text book 'punishing listen'. Limited to 300 copies....view item »

Lake Ruth
Birds of America

Drawing from krautrock, dream pop and uh.. socialism, Lake Ruth write energetic songs with warmth and heart. Their new album, Birds of America, is dense with atmosphere, all brought together with Allison Brice's ethereal vocals and Matt Schulz's (of Holy Fuck) propulsive drumming.  Limited to 500 ...view item »

Ryuichi Sakamoto
async - Remodels

Japanese electronic music legend and former Yellow Magic Orchestra member Ryuichi Sakamoto's 2017 album 'async' graced numerous end of year lists. An all-star cast of remixers have been assembled to re-work the material in their own distinctive visions; Arca, Fennesz, Oneohtrix Point Never, Motion Graphics, Alva Noto, Yves Tumo...view item »

David Bowie
Low

You’d be a fool to try and pick out a ‘most classic’ album from the hefty David Bowie discography, but it you did, Low would be a very good shout. The 197...view item »

David Bowie
Lodger

Lodger is the third and final entry in David Bowie’s late 70’s ‘Berlin’ trilogy, featuring his continued Brian Eno and ...view item »

David Bowie
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) is Bowie at the dawn of the 80’s, trying to produce a more commercial sound than the preceding Berlin records, although Robert Fripp and his magic guitar are still in the ...view item »

David Bowie
Stage (2017 Edition)

Wanna hear what it would have been like to see David Bowie play on his 1978 world tour? Stage was released that same year (although later reissues like this one include a f...view item »

Lo Moon
Lo Moon

With an expansive and climactic soundscape dripping in nostalgia, LA based trio Lo Moon release a debut album that justifies the hype surrounding their first single ‘Loveless’. Despite a spattering of melancholic synths and piano, this LP is a decidedly hopeful ode to electro-pop. The title track ‘Real Love’ sounds like t...view item »
New in: 16th February 2018

Last of the Easy Riders
Unto The Earth

Trust me: this is a scam. Last of the Easy Riders sound chill, I know -- there’s Grateful Dead in the lilt of their vocals and Allman Bros’ in the twang of their geetars -- but they think you’re philistines. I opened up my jewel case of ‘Unto the Earth&...view item »

Dead Husband
Renaissance

Four cuts of dramatic, EBM-tinged techno - set to racing Italo tempos - from Boston duo Dead Husband. Classic chord sequences dutifully lead fraught vox samples through these dark, exquisitely-produced tracks. I'll wager some of this will crop up in the melodic range of a few dark parties. Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisar...view item »

Lowtide
Southern Mind

Australian shoegaze outfit Lowtide return with their second full-length album, titled Southern Mind. We know the game with shoegaze of course, but Lowtide are bosses at constructing a good guitar swirl, and they cut in enough other pleasing flavours to keep it all lively. Released by Opposite Number....view item »

Miracle
The Strife Of Love In A Dream

Here we are with more sci-fi synth heavy beat work, though this time pitting arpeggiated synths against distant chants and odd ritualistic darkness. This collaboration between Steve Moore and Daniel O'Sullivan also has ties to metallic genres, and so finds itself quite at home on the legendary Relapse Records....view item »

Shannon & The Clams
Onion

Quickly recorded with caution out in the wind, Onion is the fifth and most savoury of Shannon & the Clams releases. They cite a quick and impulsive recording environment, as studio man Dan Auerbach just had his instruments ready to go at all times. Expect the usual and avid throwback pop majesty ...view item »

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet
Landfall

Substantial collaboration between musician and spoken word storyteller Laurie Anderson and San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet. Landfall, a multimedia project inspired by Anderson’s experience of Hurricane Sandy, blends skillful instrumentation with her powerful spoken word descriptions of the storm. On N...view item »

Various
Ernesto Chahoud presents TAITU – Soul-fuelled Stompers from 1960s – 1970s Ethiopia

Yet another Ethio-Jazz compilation here, this time courtesy of Lebanese crate-digger Ernesto Chahoud and Barely Breaking Even records. It would be easier to lament the slew of reissues of music from Ethiopia’s 60s/70s golden age if the music wasn’t so damn good. Mulatu Astatke featur...view item »

2Pac
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z...

180g vinyl reissue of the ever-influential 2Pac's second album for its 25th anniversary. This was 2Pac's breakout album, getting singles into the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time. Though the production is a bit more radio ready, 2Pac is as sharp, critical and political as he was on his debut, 2Pacalypse....view item »

Ought
Room Inside the World

In 2015 I had one wish, and it was that the band Ought would release one record per year, with each one largely sounding the same as the last, ad nauseum, forever and all time. Such was the power of those first two Ought records. They needed not be entirely new -- drawing on the schematics of David Byrne, Mark E...view item »

Superchunk
What a Time to Be Alive

Moon pie. What a time to be alive. The grey and great Superchunk that exists in this decade make songs clearer and better formatted than anything from the old days, coasting by on the energy of their old snippet tunes while letting them flesh out in a way they first mastered on the slow, songful “Like a Fool”. I’m biased toward...view item »

Jamie T
Kings & Queens

I had heard "The Man's Machine" on the radio and instantly fell in love. It took a while for me to find the song, but when I did I sought out Kings & Queens right away. Like "The Man's Machine", I fell in love with this album... and all of Jamie T. I loved the album from the beats in "Sticks N' Stones" to the calming effect of "Jilly Armeen"...view item »
New in: 15th February 2018

East Man
Red, White & Zero

Anthoney Hart is well practiced in sparseness. As Imaginary Forces he stripped down techno and dubstep, leaving it unfamiliar and cold. As East Man, he pulls the same trick with grime. Grime is already one of the genres most capable of holding back. On Red, White & Zero, Hart focuses on this aspect, and creates 12 tracks whose restraint freq...view item »

Car Seat Headrest
Twin Fantasy

Listening to a Car Seat Headrest album is like those times you see a friend with a new partner and you think "what do you see in him/her"? They are one of our biggest sellers but ....why? I've heard countless songs of theirs in the office/on the radio and every time I've just thought  - well this is pretty average why does it sell ...view item »

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