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9/10 according to our Mike
Not too long ago we got in a 7” from this inter-generational oddball pairing of Ariel Pink and R Stevie Moore and it was much more accessible than expected, but …view full details.
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With his 1999 second solo album, Ian Brown took the bold risk of having an original work mistaken for a compilation (it isn’t) by titling the thing Golden Greats. Maybe he was angling for someone to a ‘Golden Brown’ pun…? This double vinyl reissue features 2 bonus tracks and an etching on the D-side.…view full details.
8/10 according to our Ant
Modern Pressure eh! Tell me about it, man. My iCloud password is playing up and I’m visualising myself taking a flight to Apple HQ with a Samurai Sword. Oh hang on, they’ll not let me on a plane with a weapon… I haven’t really thought this one out... Currently easing the stress is this thorou…view full details.
9/10 according to S.Westwood (customer) on
Meatraffle been making weird rock music for a while now and this is their debut album and it's incredible! One off my favourite tracks is the great single "Opennheimer" which features there signature trumpet playing and grotty guitar lines which an incredible catchy chorus. Another highlight is the closing track "Nice Young Couple" which starts off slow before building up and exploding into a weird frenzied mess of incredible music. This album was also released on Trashmouth Records which is …view full details.
The horror of Roman Polanski’s film The Ninth Gate is matched by its soundtrack, which gives the kind of doomy drama you’d want from something so tied up with Satanism. Wojciech Kilar is a very cinematic composer, and his chief vocalist, operatic soprano Sumi Jo, leads the whole thing marvellously. First time release on vinyl, limited to 1000 copies on Silva Screen.…view full details.
Witness David Bowie performing some of his very best early material in this 1972 live recording. It’s a fairly phenomenal set, including lots of Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust, as well as a cherished Velvet Underground cover. Formerly distributed as a bootleg but recorded to radio-broadcast-grade standards, Live Santa Monica ‘72 is now officially released as a double LP set.…view full details.
Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture is the video documentation of the legendary final gig of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust period: the one where he surprised everyone, including The Spiders From Mars, by closing the whole thing down. Needless to say, it's a pretty special show, and the soundtrack audio is presented here on 2 LPs.…view full details.
Companion’s 4 tracks were recorded in the same sessions as Braids’ album Deep In Their Iis, and carry the feel of that record while also fitting rather well with one another. Fairly beautiful stuff. Both formats of the album come with a bonus sampler disc, showing off some of the other talent on the Arbutus label (including Majical Cloudz…view full details.
Life With Pictures have spent the last ten years or so honing their intelligent pop chops, combining acoustic and electronic sounds. Afterlife is the third album, but first in five years, by the orchestral pop combo. Themes of ending, death and renewal weave through the album, which in many ways reflects the journey the band have been on. Wild Beasts, Ghostpoet and Hood producer Richard Formby was at the controls and…view full details.
More explosive sonic encounters recorded at London’s home of experimental music, Cafe Oto. Guitarists Bill Orcutt (formerly of Harry Pussy) met phenomenal cellist Okkyung Lee last year for a first-time improvised collaboration documented in full here. Both musicians approach their instruments with fierce originality, and the new territories they find grind together wonderfully here. 500 copies on Oto’s own Otoroku label.…view full details.
Asiq Nargile is an important keeper of the aşıq musical traditions of Georgia, performing a mixture of traditional melodies, original lyrics and folk instrumentals with her powerful voice and intricate saz techniques. Yurt Yeri is a recording of her first ever live show in the UK, at London’s Cafe Oto. 500 vinyl copies on Oto’s own Otoroku label.…view full details.
More explosive sonic encounters recorded at London’s home of experimental music, Cafe Oto. Yukihiro Isso, a flautist and pianist, was paired for the first time with English free drummer Roger Turner for an expansive improvisation, reaching alternately thoughtful and fierce sonic spaces. 500 vinyl copies on Oto’s own Otoroku label.…view full details.
Sensitive neo-classical pianist and composer Olafur Arnalds welcomes the listener into his musical taste with this latest edition of the Late Night Tales series. His mix combines plenty of different styles, and includes exclusive tracks from Arnór Dan, Arnalds himself, and actor David Tennant! Both CD and vinyl versions are mixed, but come with download codes for the unmixed original tracks.…view full details.
Brand new material from Warp electronica veterans Plaid. As ever, they have a patient, subtle approach to sound, much more focused on weaving fine textures then on big obvious ‘moments’. That said, there is some lively beat activity here and no mistake. The Digging Remedy is out on Warp Records.…view full details.
Announcing itself with a surely self-referential whistle (remember that single?), Breakin’ Point heralds the first Peter, Bjorn and John album in many years. This advance single is a sweet and catchy piece of melodic pop with lush swoony vocals. These 3 guys know how to make a tune eh? Released as a 7” on the band’s own record outfit, INGRID.…view full details.
8/10 according to our Ant
First ever vinyl reissue of this beautiful, cinematic, narcotic synth LP from 1985. The late Caroline K was half of UK underground industrial duo Nocturnal Emissions along with Nigel Ayres with whom she also co-founded cult label Sterile Records which o…view full details.
Pentagram Home Video walk, or creep along, a similar path to Pye Corner Audio but have a darker edge - swathes of analogue synths that provide a dystopian soundtrack to an ‘80s film that doesn’t exist with ocassional touches that recall early Depeche Mode. Who’s Out There? is limited to 400 copies worldwide, pressed on 180gm black vinyl. …view full details.
UK EXCLUSIVE! From the label that brought us reissues from Ruth White and a live LP from Coil's Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson comes a long overdue official reissue of Mort Garson's cult 1971 occult synth fantasy 'Black Mass'. Blackened timbres meet trippy modulations from the dark side of the Moog. Reissued on 180g vinyl complete with download code. Recommended for fans of BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Ghostbox, S…view full details.
Originally released, and very quickly sold out, in 1999 now finally repressed by the guys at Temporary Residence. If you’re a fan of Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Dorena you’ll love this. Includes the remastered original 7 tracks plus 6 bonus tracks of unreleased and rare material. A fair whack of instrumental post-rock for you. …view full details.
William Tyler’s music actually is a kind of Modern Country: although his songs are instrumental, and thus not about your wife leaving you, they feel essentially of contemporary rural America. His backing band is fantastic here, including Glenn Kotche of Wilco and frequent Jim O’Rourke …view full details.
Peter J. Smyth has probably already transported you and your third eye into cosmic psych-realms in the past as part or Mugstar, but this solo album takes a rather different tack. Black Smoke relies on acoustic, not electric guitars, and clean finger-picking rather than distorted riffing. What a powerful multi-talented musician! Red vinyl on God Unknown.…view full details.
Hold up, Necro Deathmort? Yeah, that’s three different words for death… Though they may not sound how you imagine, on this record at least. Following in a darker vein to band mates Teeth of the Sea, but mixing rock (or in these guys’ case extreme metal) with electronic experiments brings a huge range of influences to the table. As heavy as Neurosis, but as meticulous as Autechre. …view full details.
Close collaborators from their shared time in Fiery Furnaces, Matthew Friedberger and Bob D’Amico (also of Sebadoh) have gone wild and spiritual with this Saqqara Mastabas project of theirs. Libras sounds something roughly like the kind of pagan ritual pictured on the sleeve art: ina good way, obviously. Out on the Joyful Noise label.…view full details.
50 Foot Wave is a side-project to Throwing Muses, created in 2003 to satisfy the noisy, mathy side of Kirsten Hersh’s creativity without throwing the Muses off course. They achieve their sixth release with Bath White, which sounds as energised and free-flowing as ever. Released by the Happy…view full details.
First full-length recording from Contact, the pairing of A.E. Paterra, who has played with Majeure and Zombi, and the film composer Paul Lawler. That heritage is audible in the music, which has the magical cosmic-synth feel of so many 1980’s movies. Zer…view full details.
This new music from Young Moon looked at one point like it might never come into being, after the relationship the initial 2012 debut was rooted in fell apart. But some new blood in the band (Syam Zapalowski) got things moving again, and the moody confessional songs of Colt were born. Out on Western Vinyl.…view full details.
Having been in numerous, yet short lived, projects Norman Westberg is undoubtedly most known for his work in Swans. Alongside, his solo work has been constant. Putting most of it out himself, he has now turned to Hallow Ground for this two track album. Opposing his rhythmic power in Swans, his solo work is far more abstract and consists of blending tonal and atonal guitar swells.. The Swans terror and tension is still very mu…view full details.
David J (who was in Bauhaus, don’t ya know?), found himself with a booked studio session immediately after hearing of the death of David Bowie. Overwhelmed by the news, he realised he needed to pay his respects, and so he called in several friends, including Federale, to play in Bowie…view full details.
Off The Wall was first released in 1985 by the crucial free jazz label FMP, although this organ / percussion / double bagpipes quartet come from a slightly different soundworld. Yoshi Wada, a Fluxus artist, draws on ecstatic drone minimalism, using the unique sounds of the bagpipes to excellent effect. First time on vinyl since the original release! …view full details.
Tross is a project of former Spacemen 3 bassist Pete Bain, who has also gone under the name of Pete Bassman. True to his personal heritage, The Walrus EP is a on tripped-out, spaced-up psychedelic vibe, chugging onwards into the rainbow infinity. Pressed to picture disc (yes, with that image) on Hoga Nord.…view full details.
Essential stuff for the Eluvium completists out there. Following on from 2009’s Volume 1, this new Life Through Bombardment Vol. 2 box-set contains everything that was released by Eluvium in the last 7 years (that’s 4 albums, with corresponding B-sides and rarities), as well as some stuff that wasn’t released: a who…view full details.
Copenhagen’s Posh Isolation label have a seemingly limitless of compellingly dark music, from the harsh noise of Puce Mary to the relentless techno pounding of Yen Towers (aka Simon Formann of Age Coin and Lower). Bidders Must Justify Their Price is good for dancing, but also sinister and heavy: this is techno with a brutalist aesthetic. 4 track 12”.…view full details.
Copenhagen’s Posh Isolation label have a seemingly limitless of compellingly dark music, and new project Body Sculptures brings together several of their leading voices. Members of Damien Dubrovnik, Varg and Vit Fana are all here, as is the potent Puce Mary herself. A Body Turns To Eden is a harsh, looming thing of sinister textures: check it out.…view full details.
The sound creations of Francesco Cavaliere are hard to grasp, and probably impossible to really understand, but gloriously good fun to listen to. Ganco Cielo 2 - Il Gruppo Respigni Comete, the second release in a series, sifts strange spoken-word into shiny electronic landscapes bustling with primary-coloured textures. Happy oddness. LP release on Hundebiss.…view full details.
Austrian synth-pop from 1981. Duo ZYX have a tightly clipped sound, defined by the narrow envelopes of their drum machine samples and the distant, detached vibe of the vocals. And yet Trust No Woman, their debut, is still successful as pop music, despite its cold aesthetic. Vinyl reissue in a replica sleeve, along with the original insert and a postcard. On Dark Entries.…view full details.
9/10 according to Lincoln Underground (customer) on
Compilations. I don't usually bother. They're usually stuffed with more filler than 1970's Fiat. It's not an accusation you can make of this awesome album. I once owned it, lost it and lived to regret it ever since. Thankfully, I can own it once again. It doesn't take much surfing to find a large audience now loving this the way the late great John Peel did. From the dark synth sounds of Product of Reason and One Gang Logic that symbolise the era, through to the post punk powe…view full details.
Dark Entries continue their mission to resurrect semi-forgotten or little-known greats from the deep 80’s. Sad Lovers & Giants existed in Watford between 1980 and 1983, and produced a few albums, and a few singles of sharp new romantic post-punk. Lost In A Sea Full Of Sighs is drawn from 7”s, and is packaged with a replica gig poster and an 8 page zine.…view full details.
Konstruktivists have been releasing pretty much every year (with the odd gap here and there) since 1982. With a recent album out, Dark Entries look back at its beginnings; mixing with Throbbing Gristle and all of the Industrial records gang. This is a must for anyone into the initial industrial releases - gritty, cold, experimentation with a load of hardware. …view full details.
Black Sun Productions are Pierce and Massimo, who worked with Coil for their live stage performances back in the day. Strange, doomy ambience is the name of the game on this album, which also features some vocals from Coil’s Jhonn Balance. …view full details.
Massimo & Pierce made up Black Sun Productions. Most known for their live work with Coil, as well as working with Lydia Lunch and H.R. Giger. Heavily effected vocals, beautiful xylophone and dramatic percussion create something strangely beautiful. Whilst they disbanded in December 2012, they reformed as the Anarcocks in 2014. …view full details.
Born out of the Sheffield punk DIY hub that is the Lughole playing in no frills punk bands such as Dry Heaves and Skiplickers, Sievehead grew an interesting cross genre sound, melding dark bluesy post-punk and event elements of new wave catchiness. Full-blown energy and repeat listening are demanded. …view full details.
Efialtis do punk like the punks used to in the 80’s: crunching riffs, pounding rhythms and an Oi! Attitude. This self-titled 7” is their first ‘proper’ release, with 3 new recordings of songs from their previous demo and a brand new one. The Greek vocals are particularly good. Edition of 500 from Static Shock.…view full details.
This is the first we’ve heard from Cold Pumas in quite a while: their debut album was released 4 years ago. Now with a slightly tweaked line-up, the band remain in fine form, and The Hanging Valley charges forwards with as much kraut-motorik power as they ever had. Co-released by Faux Discx and Gringo Records.…view full details.
Debut full-length as a solo artist from Rémi Letournelle (formerly of Fenster), under the name Slow Steve. Adventures is a synth-driven pop album of ‘proper songs’, rather than the jams of his earlier work. The sound is maybe a little nostalgic, but it is also catchy and lovely and fun. Out on Morr Music.…view full details.
Peter Baumann was a part of Tangerine Dream during most of their 70’s heyday, granting him a high position on the pantheon of space-synth explorers (he also produced some Cluster and Conrad Schnitzler records!). He hasn’t released any solo music since 1983, so Machines Of Desire comes…view full details.
When she started making music in 1979, Vivien Goldman pulled together the sounds of punk, hip-hop and reggae, with a touch of afro-beat groove for good measure. Resoloutionary (Songs 1979-1982) compiles her work as a solo artist, in The Flying Lizards and in Chantage, sounding fresh and creative in every mode. Out on Staubgol…view full details.
The appropriately-named 13 / silentes label presents the experimental sonics of Tomas Phillips. His Chochoter pas de mos is a minimal, abstract set of compositions, drawing on the influence of EAI music to probe acoustic and mental space. The CD, limited to 250 copies, comes with a booklet that is populated with photos and paintings.…view full details.
Hazkara pairs the lyrics and written stories of Mirco Salvadori with the ambient music of Gigi Masin. Presented as a 48-page book encompassing a CD, the attractive set also includes images by artist associates including Stefano Gentile. Sit, listen and read all at once: all this was meant to go together. 250 copies only, on 13 / silentes.…view full details.
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