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Added to site: 3rd May 2018

ASG
Survive Sunrise

If you like Jane's Addiction, you're going to love North Carolina rockers ASG. 'Survive Sunrise', their first album in five years, expands on their trademark blend of southern-fried alt-rock and earworm hooks, weaving together soaring melody and summery riffs to electrifying effect. An infectious record, by an hard-rocking band....view item »

Haleek Maul
In Permanence

We do love coloured vinyl, so thanks goes to Lex records for this limited-edition red release from 21-year old Bajan-Brooklynite Haleek Maul. 'In Permanence' is his debut EP, and you can expect to hear such varying influences as Aphex Twin, Crystal Castles, underground legend Kenneth Anger and Kanye West. ...view item »

Mazzy Star
Still

The first new music in four years from David Roback and Hope Sandoval AKA Mazzy Star comes in the form of a 4-track 12” EP. Still features three brand new songs along with a new version of the title track from their 1993 masterpiece, So Tonight That I Might See. 12” EP on Rhymes of an Hour....view item »

Jamie Isaac
(04:30) Idler

Croydonian jazz-popper Jamie Isaac is ready with a second album proper in (4:30) Idler. This one is largely informed by the young fellow’s troubles with insomnia, as evidenced by such sober titles as ‘Doing Better’, ‘Maybe’ and indeed, ‘Sleep’. Vintage synth electronica and R&am...view item »
Added to site: 2nd May 2018

Chris Orrick
Portraits

Michigan native Chris Orrick, formerly known as Red Pill, is known for his searing documentation of decay, family troubles, industrialisation and addiction. His latest album, 'Portraits', is a savage criticism of Trump's America, Orrick's melancholic piano-led balladry lending a particular kind of poignancy. ...view item »

Lindi Ortega
Liberty

Canadian singer Lindi Ortega is back with her 7th album, a trailblazing concept record that reflects deeply on heartbreak, loss, resurrection and, ultimately, redemption. This record journeys through the American West, with twanging guitars, relentless drums and choral, gothic vocals. A rollicking good listen. ...view item »

My Home, Sinking
King of Corns

This white vinyl release of Enrico Coniglio's, aka My Home, Sinking, 'King of Corns' is as special as the music itself, a bucolic, meditative rumination on melancholia, assembled from the building blocks of gentle folk guitar, lilting harmonica and illuminating, dramatic vocals. Sometimes sweet, sometimes frenzied, this is a gor...view item »

Susso Seki Singh
Orange Sunshine

Exuberant trio Susso Seki Singh are here with their debut album, a ravishing, limited-edition gold-coloured vinyl, that sees the gifted musicians weaving together hypnotic instrumentation and subtle electronica. This record showcases the kora, the Celtic Harp and santoor to devastating effect. Meditative and powerful....view item »

John Shima
Elements Unknown

John Shima releases his latest record on FireScope Records with a four-track EP entitled Elements Unknown. Described as being a collection of songs that lets you drift away into a head-heavy trance of pure techno and solid musical architecture, giving you a good while away from real life. Available on Vinyl 12”....view item »

Teenage Fanclub
Howdy!

Changes were afoot when Teenage Fanclub recorded their 7th album, Howdy. The band recorded an album themselves for the first time (in Dave Gilmour’s studio, no less), the addition of Finlay MacDonald on keyboards meant the band became a five-piece and Creation Records was in the process of being swallowed ...view item »

Teenage Fanclub
Songs From Northern Britain

Songs From Northern Britain was the 6th album by Teenage Fanclub, originally released in 1997. It was their most polished album but still found the band in fine melodic form. Ain’t That Enough and Your Love Is A Place Where I Come From are worth the admission price alone. Nick Hornby is a fan of the album and included the ...view item »

Teenage Fanclub
Grand Prix

Grand Prix is the album on which Teenage Fanclub perfected their chiming and charming indie rock-cum-power pop sound. Originally released in 1995 on the legendary and now defunct Creation label, the Glaswegian band stepped it up in terms of songwriting and production. Includes Sparky’s Dream and Mellow Doubt. Initial press...view item »

Teenage Fanclub
Thirteen

Thirteen, Teenage Fanclub’s third album was unfairly treated by critics upon release. This may be as it followed up a bona fide classic in Bandwagonesque. Whatever the reason, it was unfair and with this reissue, it’s time to listen and enjoy with fresh ears. The album saw the band referencing their heroes Bi...view item »

Teenage Fanclub
Bandwagonesque

It worries me that this album is being forgotten about. If I talk to anyone under 30 about music these days they bang on about utter rubbish like Editors. This is Teenage Fanclub's best album. From the feedback squeaks followed by the opening G chord and melodic bliss of "The Concept" to understated anthem that is "...view item »

Peter Brötzmann Octet
Machine Gun Alternate Takes

Accompanying their new reissue of Peter Brötzmann’s legendary Machine Gun album, Cien Fuegos also provide some fascinating outtakes from those fiery 1968 sessions, never before pressed to vinyl. We get an alternate spin on Machine Gun itself, plus the first take of a composition that never made it to...view item »

The Goon Sax
We're Not Talking

The junior to The Go-Betweens' senior, this very good band features Louis Forster, son of Robert, probably none too happy about this endless comparison, but I just really like the word junior so was compelled to namedrop. They released a real Norman beloved record in Up t...view item »

Dead Cross
Dead Cross

Dead Cross (2018, Ipecac), not to be confused with Dead Cross (2017, Ipecac), is the latest headbanging release by Southern California weird hardcore/metal supergroup Dead Cross (2015 - present, Ipecac). They’re Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson ...view item »

Michael Nau
Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread

The Mighty Thread is not a really bad conversation on a message board that deviates into people agreeing to disagree, but rather the bonus name for Michael Nau, who made a bright, folksy record in Some Twist. He's back with this knottily poetic follow-up that embraces ambiguity and uncert...view item »

Pierre Sandwidi
Le Troubadour De La Savane 1976-1980

Pierre Sandwidi, nicknamed "the troubadour from the bush", was known for his beautifully crafted lyrics and political commentary, both present and correct on this collection of his best work from the late '70s and early '80s. An exciting record documenting the rich and diverse Burkino Faso music scene. ...view item »
Added to site: 1st May 2018

Acolytes
Rupture

(8) Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir So that every mouth can be fed Pooooooor me Acolytes (8) That’s about the only thing that the work of Desmond Dekker shares with the racket made by this London group. On new LP Rupture, Acolytes combine computer m...view item »

Monopoly Child Star Searchers
Make Mine, Macaw

Moniker-surfing bird aficionado Spencer Clark’s Make Mine, Macaw (released under the Monopoly Child Star Searchers name) is an odd fellow. Very lo-fi and steeped in the exotic imagery of the titular parrot and its eerie layers of flute and samples, it comes out sounding rather like a mix of ...view item »

Holiday Inn
Torbido

Holiday Inn are one of Rome’s finest synth-punk outfits, and they create music as ferociously DIY and direct as that Xerox-ed cover art. Torbido is real powerhouse stuff, tapping straight into the veins and jolting with wave after wave of pulsing, shouting, pumping energy. Not at all like the chain of budget hotel...view item »

Stefano Guzzetti
Short Stories. Piano Book Volume Two.

Stefano Guzzetti follows on from where he left off with Volume One of his Piano Book series, a set of simply stated solo piano pieces, recorded in the intimate inner space of home. These so-called ‘short stories’ do indeed feel like sparsely sketched-out little narratives, ready to probe late night ...view item »

Red Red Eyes
Horology

'Horology' is the debut album from Brit duo Red Red Eyes, a cinematic record packed with lusty drone and beautiful, intricate, twanging shoegaze. Hints of psychedlia nod to Laura McMahon and Xavier Watkins' garage-band past, while soft, ethereal vocals lends the album a hypnotic quality. An impressive first album. ...view item »

Evil Blizzard
The Worst Show On Earth

Just look at that cover. Bloody terrifying isn’t it. One of the late Mark E. Smith’s favourite bands - he apparently paid for Evil Blizzard to record their debut LP out of his own pocket - the group are in particularly malevolent form on The Worst Show On Earth. A group with four bass player...view item »

Lice
It All Worked Out Great

In yer face post-punk from Bristol’s Lice with this collection of two previously-released EPs on Joe “Idles” Talbot’s Balley Records. The material has circulated through the band’s live sets in the last few years and found its way onto record at last. They sound somewhere between The Fall...view item »

Port Sulphur
Paranoic Critical

The ominously named Port Sulphur turns out to be a collective collaboration that involves members of Orange Juice, Fire Engines, The Pop Group, Subway Sect and a stack of Glasgow musicians, not to mention Alan Vega(!) in places. Marshalled toget...view item »

Dumb Numbers
Stranger EP

Aussie grunge revivalists Dumb Numbers came about a new way of presenting their songs after their drummer was forced to pull out of a US tour with Lemonheads. After having bought their pricey plane tickets, the rest of the band didn’t want such a financial outlay to go to waste so carried on with their pla...view item »

Young Widows
Decayed: Ten Years of Cites, Wounds, Lightness, and Pain

This 15-track collection charts the first decade of Young Widow's career, and mines their vast catalogue of singles, b-sides, splits and rare songs, including four previously unreleased tracks. This record maps out the band's evolution form post-hardcore to pos-punk monsters, their genre-hopping and mastery of technique attestin...view item »

Stanley Brinks
Peanuts

Sometimes you just run out of ideas and names and you call your album Peanuts. I'm okay with it though Stanley Brinks certainly doesn't need my approval. The songwriter's been having a blast recently, making folksy good-time records with the Wave Pictures; this solo record offers an all a...view item »

David Axelrod
Song Of Innocence

Long awaited reissue here from David Axelrod, who made a touching tribute to poet William Blake in Song of Innocence. Deceptive in its welcoming, cozy melodic furniture, it becomes an odd, illusory piece of work, infused with unexpected chords, jazzy timbres and baroque displacements. Axelrod's songs never end...view item »

VED
DDTT

We've got another one of those Scandinavian Krautrock outfits for you to sink your teeth into here. VED are a five-piece from Malmo who create lengthy tracks built on Motorik grooves, droning synths and instrumental freakouts. They claim that there’s a big influence of ‘Middle Eastern [and] African’ music on ...view item »

Dave Evans
The Words Inbetween

Another superlative piece of English guitar folk from the fertile ground that was the early 70’s. Dave Evans’ The Words In Between was home-taped (at Ian Anderson’s house!), and showcases the man’s astounding fingerpicking and goregeous sense for melody. Less heard than many of i...view item »

Laura Jean
Devotion

Chapter Music present the latest LP from Australian Music Prize nominee and Jenny Hval collaborator Laura Jean. Devotion is quite a departure from the music of Jean’s previous albums, with the singer trading her previously folksy sound in for a peppy synth-pop look. Tracks like &l...view item »

Tangerine Dream
Sessions 1

Throughout their long career, kosmische pioneers Tangerine Dream have been renowned for their impressive live shows. This latest LP sets out to prove that, despite having been at it for about a half-century at this stage, the group can still teach the new guard a thing or two. Both sides - A was recorded in Budapest, wh...view item »

The Thing
Again

Yeah that’s right, it's The Thing baby! Saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten and drumkit powerhouse Paal Nilssen-Love play in a thousand and one different contexts these days, but it's great to hear them return to the roots of what really launched th...view item »

Red Hare
Little Acts Of Destruction

The fine tradition of D.C. hardcore appears to be in safe hands with Red Hare. Their second LP, Little Acts Of Destruction, is a bracing dash through fourteen taut, muscular punk tracks. Tracks like ‘Affirmation’ bristle with energy, packing plenty into their short run times. If you needed a seal of approval...view item »

Neurosis
Pain Of Mind

The lords of crust Neurosis return with another reissue from the river-mark. Who here remembers Pain of Mind, a classic of the East Bay scene? It strayed deep out of reality and delved into a thrashy cosmological void where all that could be accessed was growls, screams and groaning musical onslaught, the...view item »

Baptists
Beacon Of Faith

First of all, beautiful album art. Beacons of Faith is the third record from Baptists. Following pretty much the same sound as the bands' previous records, this is one that you don't want to miss. Atmospheric and apocalyptic, this record is available on vinyl LP and CD, and is released on Southern Lord.&n...view item »

Sun Araw
Guarda In Alto (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Sun Araw, king of the deep-space psych-dub herbal drone, turns his lysergic attentions to the film Guarda In Alto, a parallel-universe fantasia directed by Fulvio Risuleo. Here we get large dose of avant-house and computer music as well as our usually scheduled Araw programming, with gr...view item »

MKWAJU ensemble
KI-Motion

An unknown classic, KI-Motion is some of the finest percussion work you'll likely hear. Rhythms made meditative and minimalist, the MKWAJU Ensembl explored fertile ground in the world of ambience, influenced by the membership of legendary percussionist Midori Takada. A resonant maste...view item »

Boards of Canada
Hi Scores

Proper sensible review to follow but here is Phil's effort from years ago............ wow he was talking about it being a cash cow back then!  SKAM once more milk the Boards Of Canada cashcow and upset those who've paid lots for it on EBAY by re releasing Hi Score...view item »

DJ Richard
Dies Iræ Xerox

House bloodsucker DJ Richard returns with another record of sublimity in Dies Irae Xerox. As if Grind wasn't already unsettling enough, it looks like this one's going to continue to be bright sparks of light from dank dour corners, another record of groovy hope from a producer who can't...view item »

Martyn
Voids

It’s been a difficult couple of years for Martyn. Since 2014's The Air Between Words LP, the 3024 boss has narrowly avoided death by heart attack. His good friend Marcus Intalex wasn’t so lucky, passing away in May 2017. These experiences shifted Martyn’s mus...view item »

Onyx Collective
Lower East Suite Part Three

After the first two instalments of their Lower East Suite series garnered considerable interest, NYC neo-jazz ensemble Onyx Collective complete the trio with an LP. The group's music combines serious jazz/free-jazz chops with techniques from music concrete, hip-hop, neo-soul and other genres, and is imbued with the same sparky DIY aesth...view item »

The Drowning Craze
Singles '81 - '82

Cynics would say that short-lived 80s post-punk group Drowning Craze are only getting a reissue on Bella Union because bassist Simon Raymonde set up the label. Others would say that they’re there on merit. Personally we’d opt for the latter - just try to resist the zippy punk-funk of...view item »

The Sediment Club
Stucco Thieves

NYC punk trio The Sediment Club are back with their latest album, a collection of songs that charts the culmination of a decade of urgent and noisy music, the band's trademark concise, brutal sound unwavering 10 years into their career. Expect guttural howls, screeching guitars and climactic, surging drums. ...view item »

Kyriakos Sfetsas
Greek Fusion Orchestra Vol. 1

Greek Fusion Orchestra Vol. 1 is an album that delivers on the promise of its title, being an early example of Kyriakos Sfetsas’s progressive jazz fusion etc. music, formed from professional radio musicians who had the chops to play both traditional and classical music. These particular recordings are of a very hi...view item »

Crotocosm
Setting The Scene For An Island Battle

This one has been a long time coming: Jordan GCZ (he of Lushlyfe and Off Minor fame) and Willie Burns (of Black Deer) have apparently been recording bits and pieces here and there since 1996, leaving their music together as Crotocosm supremely t...view item »

Benedek
Earlyman Dance

Another string in the ultra-chilled, downtempo house bow of Music From Memory’s sublabel Second Circle. Los Angeles producer (Nicky) Benedek takes the long road and dances it with two versions of the track ‘Sub Terra’ (relaxed and funky or very relaxed and funky) as well as three other original productions. The...view item »

D'Arcangelo
Somewhere In Time

Suction Records have been combing the archives of Roman braindance legends D’Arcangelo recently, reissuing their eponymous 1996 EP as well as putting out a record of contemporaneous, largely unreleased material entitled II. Somewhere In Time collects those two vinyl on one CD as well as o...view item »

D'Arcangelo
II

Suction Records follow up their reissue of D’Arcangelo’s 1996 Rephlex Records EP with this new archival release. Four of the six pieces on II were tracked around the same time as the Roman duo’s self-titled debut, though they have never seen the light of day until now....view item »

Tyler Bates
Deadpool 2 (Original Motion Picture Score)

You know that bit in The Simpsons where Nelson laughs at the tall man in the small car, and then the man pulls Nelson’s trousers down and makes him march down the street while shouting to the crowd ‘hey look, it’s that boy who laughs at everyone! Let’s laugh at him!’? Well, that same phrase comes into my he...view item »

Dawes
Passwords

The importance of passwords may be lost on Twitter, but not on Dawes. The group's sixth record broadens what the term "relationship" means in 2018, thinking politically and interpersonally through considered songwriting that's as confused as we are about the world at large. Though personal in tone, this is also one of Dawes...view item »

RVG
A Quality of Mercy

RVG are an Australian band, kicking off their career of recordings with a tight eight-song debut set. A Quality Of Mercy was recorded at the group’s favourite Melbourne venue, a pub called The Tote, and the flavour of old pub rock is certainly mixed in here, along with more angular influences. Vinyl release, court...view item »

Apollo Brown & Locksmith
No Question

Having helmed records for lyricists including Guilty Simpson and Ghostface Killah in recent years, Apollo Brown teams up with West Coast MC Locksmith for his latest collaborative LP. The pair bounce off each other well across the eight tracks of No Question. While ...view item »

Deafheaven
Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

Yes, the black metal darlings of Pitchfork are back with their answer to Stereophonics' Language. Sex. Violence. Other?, and thank goodness. They follow up New Bermuda with their first LP for ANTI-, offering a more romantic, smitten sound than ever that we hope will chug at least somewhat. ...view item »

DJ Spooky presents Phantom Dancehall
Phantom Dancehall

This innovative 9-track EP from DJ Spooky – out on limited-edition coloured vinyl via VP Records – features vocal performances from Walshy Fire, Sanjay and Lady Saw, underpinned by innovative electronica and adventurous reggae. Expect layered instrumentals, and contemporary riffs on classic dancehall grooves. ...view item »

The Flaming Lips
Greatest Hits Vol. 1

I remember sitting by my radio cassette player one Sunday evening in 1986 with my finger poised to hit play and record simultaneously to record The Flaming Lips No.3 hit, Jesus Shooting Heroin. This is all lies of course. The Flaming Lips haven’t had any real chart hits as s...view item »

Lord Tusk
Communique EP

Lord Tusk is an eclectic purveyor of murky, smoky productions not unlike those of his associates - Dean Blunt, John T. Gast et al. Communique EP is quite a relaxed haze of snail-paced electro, with evocative references to boogie and funk, lumbering among chopped & screwed drum textu...view item »

Sully
Vacancy / Digitalis

While this one may have emerged on a new imprint with the name Uncertain Hour, there is nothing uncertain about the latest release from Sully. The label, run by the man himself, promises ‘all Sully productions, all jungle'. On both ‘Vacancy’ and ‘Digitalis’, Uncertain Hour delivers ...view item »

Buttechno
ZCAPRI

Buttechno is such a cool name, although I did originally read the press release as 'a faint rumble is heard from behind the horizon Buttechno cheeks'. It's a fart joke if you haven't already gathered, *one person slowly claps*. ZCAPRI is released on a four-track 12" vinyl, on Zodiac 44. This is the seventh...view item »

Chevron
Memory Disks Volume One

Blackpool’s Jonathan Valentine aka Chevron is back with a populous nine-track EP of cheeky wonk for Shipwrec. Bubbling acid, mosquito electro leads, wonderful gurgling bass, drill & bass rhythms, acapella samples, all present and accounted for. Special mentions go to the bass in ‘Diamond’ and the overall so...view item »

In Aeternam Vale
Funkytown

Funkytown: will you not take me there? A renowned synth user called In Aeternam Vale is considering it. Pulled out of his archival hat, this 12" delivers three irresponsible techno hits that both rave and rage, spanning an eleven year history of IAV dancefloor shenanigans. So... are you taking me to Funky...view item »
Added to site: 30th April 2018

Here Lies Man
You Will Know Nothing

Antibalas offshoot Here Lies Man follow up 2017’s well-received debut LP. You Will Know Nothing sees the group going just as deep on their Black Sabbath-meets-Fela Kuti thing. On a lot of the songs - lead single ‘Fighting’ for example - traditional roc...view item »

Express Rising
Fixed Rope II

Express Rising, here expanded beyond Dante Carfagna into a trio, go deep into ambient territory with their instrumental music on Fixed Rope II. The instruments and melodies remain clearly distinguishable, but they are draped in reverb and mystery, perfect for those in-between moods. Fixed Rope II...view item »

Move D
Kunststoff

This is a long awaited remastered and reissued double LP edition of a masterpiece of '90s ambient and techno. Kunststoff by Move D was first released on Source Records in 1995, and this is the first reissue since 2006. David Moufang aka Move D recorded the album in 1994 and on release it soon became a firm favourit...view item »

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 voc...view item »

Suede
The Blue Hour

Well. They are back. David Bowie might be dead but Suede are still alive right? So everything is ok. This one follows on fairly swiftly from their successful 'comeback' LP 'Night Thoughts' and shares the line up with their classic 'Coming Up' record. Expect a lot of wrought songs about being outsiders in suburbi...view item »
Added to site: 27th April 2018

Sleep
The Sciences

Sleep have been absent from our lives for an incredibly long time -- 2003, at the latest, as it was when the real, good and true version of 'Dopesmoker' came out -- and may be surprised to learn that things have changed. People still love weed, I'll give them that, but like, this is 2018; no one's getting high and listening to stoner metal now t...view item »
Added to site: 26th April 2018

SabaSaba
SabaSaba

While looking into this band I have learned there are TWO acts called SabaSaba so to avoid any confusion, no, this is not the latest album from the Ugandan rapper. Rather this is the debut from the Torino based psychedelic dub band. SabaSaba are part of Italy's tradition of creepy and cinematic music that has historica...view item »

YOB
Our Raw Heart

Innovative and immense, YOB like to release long, thrashing sprawls, disseminating doom with zero compromise. Our Raw Heart speaks plain of the near-death experience of frontman Mike Schiedt, who praise the stars is still with us, bleeding the metal blood. Over seven very good tracks they play seventy-five min...view item »

The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones: Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971 - 2016

If you really, really, really like the Rolling Stones you could always buy this 20 album box set of all their work between 1970 and 2016. Acres of albums from the 'Stones fallow years. Features 'Start Me Up'.  All numbered, limited edition with download codes. Or you could buy a car ....you may well need one to house these ...view item »

Radius
Obsolete Machines [STAGE TWO]

Remasters and a first release of some of the demos Radius sent off to Deepchord around the turn of the millennium. Now being released by echospace [detroit] these lost scuzzy dub techno chuggers are an all too rare chance to get to listen to Radius. Make the most of...view item »
Added to site: 25th April 2018

Steven Legget
Bathhouse

Newcastle native Steven Legget is back with this limited-edition album, out on Firecracker, a textured, melodic paean to the woozy, slo-mo endorphin rush of a live performance. Expect to also find field recordings gathered in Crete, a sprinkling of cello and electronica. A searing example of boundless, luscious ambient musi...view item »

D.H.S.
Mind Control

Largely operating in the 90s and early 00s before a 2015 comeback EP, Ben Stokes tended not to rush his Dimensional Holofonic Sound (DHS) releases. Mind Control, for instance, dropped in 2001, four years after the previous DHS record. Taking his time was clearly of benefit for the eventual outcome. ...view item »

Speedy Ortiz
Twerp Verse

It’s really quite nice that Sting and Shaggy are friends isn’t it? Just real nice. Also Speedy Ortiz have a new record out, but I can’t think of a charming lede to describe it by. Sadie Dupuis’ band are indie rock’s most consistently excellent, and you probabl...view item »
Added to site: 24th April 2018

Charlemagne Palestine
AA SSCHMMETTRROOSSPPECCTIVVE

A release to coincide with a retrospective exhibition celebrating the work of minimalism's chief oddball Charlemagne Palestine. Charlie can make the same three notes feel more meaningful than most musicians' entire careers, and this self-made recording from 1974 New York is no exception. Come for the piano, stay for the ani...view item »

JAI/MAHL (Jamal Moss / Hieroglyphic Being)
#DontjusttalkaboutitbeAboutIt

Sneaky release from Jamal Moss (better known as Hieroglyphic Being) under his JAI/MAHL alias. One of the most dependably interesting artists in electronic music, pretty much everything he does is worth listening to. #DontjusttalkaboutitbeAboutIt is a bit more conventional than what he's ...view item »

Mick Gordon
DOOM (Original Game Soundtrack)

Soundtrack for 2016's Doom. The modern take on the classic video game was fast, efficient, and aggressive. Unlike a lot of modern shooters it discouraged hiding behind cover and emphasised just going for it. Mick Gordon's soundtrack plays its part in all that being all visceral and pounding, and probably as good for going t...view item »

Blues Lawyer
Guess Work

Blues Lawyer weren’t supposed to last long, two shows in fact, but they decided to keep going. Founding members Rob I. Miller and Eylse Schrock met in a record store and realising they shared a fondness for Flying Nun bands such as The Clean and The Bats, started a band. Guess Work is thei...view item »

Karen Meat
You’re An Ugly Person

Built on a foundation of mid-fi girl group inspired songs, Karen Meat, AKA Iowa resident, Arin Eaton released her first recordings, She’s Drunk Like The Rest Of Us, as a cassette in 2016. With her debut album You’re An Ugly Person, she keeps her mid-fi aesthetic, but the girl group sound is replaced by a kind of dead...view item »


The Emotional, Cosmic & Occult World Of Joe Meek

By now, the music of Joe Meek probably needs no introduction. The studio obsessive, eccentric and pioneer was responsible for a raft of independent pop productions in the '60s; possibly the most notable of these being 'Telstar' by his house band the Tornados in 1962, which reached No.1 on both the UK and US sing...view item »

The Space Lady
The Space Lady's Greatest Hits

Remarkable collection of songs from a lady who wandered the streets of San Francisco in the late 70s doing oddball covers and spreading peace and love. The theft of her accordion led her to replace it with a then state-of-the-art Casio keyboard which created an incredibly contemporary retro-futurist sound that recalls ...view item »


Voices of Mississippi: Artists & Musicians Documented by William Ferris

Huge compilation of recordings made by folklorist William Ferris in and around Mississippi. Comes with 3 CDs containing gospel, blues, interviews, and stories, as well as some of Ferris' documentaries on DVD and a book edited by him. An incredibly detailed study of Southern American culture that is a must for anyone interes...view item »

Crayola Lectern
Happy Endings

Brit maverick Crayola Lectern is back with a rollicking new album, complete with complex arrangements, a trademark sense of adventure and inspired imagination. Expect soulful wisdom, ruminations on mortality and the deep, transcendent, otherworldly psychedelia you've come to expect from this musical visionary....view item »

Robert Lippok
Applied Autonomy

Hold on tight everyone, it's only a Berlin-based producer! Robert Lippok's Applied Autonomy is an album of dense, rhythmic noisy techno. Last track, Samtal, is a recording of a live improvised set Lippok did with the excellent Swedish composer and producer Klara Lewis. Releas...view item »

S.M. Wolf
Bad Ocean

Indianapolis power-poppers S.M. Wolf are back with this limited-edition coloured (and black) vinyl, out on People In A Position To Know, a record full-to-bursting with ravishing multi-instrumentation and deeply personal, charmingly vulnerable lyrics. Expect trademark fuzzed-out pop hooks that could put most chart stalwarts to sh...view item »

Rhodri Davies / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell
There Is No Love

Rhodri Davies and Mark Wastell performed this piece at Cafe Oto in 2016 playing along to a recording of Sylvian reading out the lyrics. The recorded version is just as disconnecting, with the latter's beautifully ageing voice combining with the former's harps and vibraphone and Wastell's...well...everything. ...view item »

Destroyer
Thief

Destroyer AKA Canadian singer/songwriter Dan Bejar used a backing band for the first time on his third album, Thief. At the time of its release in 2000 it was considered his best to date, the sound of an artist hitting his stride, and remains a jewel in his back catalogue to this day. Bejar is also a member of ...view item »

Destroyer
City of Daughters

Not satisfied with being a critically acclaimed prolific singer/songwriter Dan Bejar, AKA Destroyer is also a member of Canadian band The New Pornographers along with AC Newman and Neko Case. Destroyer, however is his main focus. City Of Daughte...view item »

Numb.er
Goodbye

What type of -wave is this? The type that a graphic designed and a synthesiser lover make. Dense atmospherics overlaid with the deadpan delivery that reaches all the way back to Joy Division. Numb.er are well practiced in dynamics and are adept at delivering a pointy gut punch when needed....view item »

Joan Of Arc
1984

Yellow vinyl? Hello sailor. This limited-edition release from Chicago's Joan of Arc, out of Joyful Noise, is a sidestep from the indie band's usual output, complete with almost-a capella performances from vocalist Melina Ausikaitis. Backed up with sparse instrumentation, Ausikaitis' Midwest twang swings from soft and gentle...view item »

Richard Edwards
Verdugo

Indiana's Richard Edwards loves his fans, which is why he's releasing new record 'Verdugo', out on Joyful Noise, on coloured AND black vinyl. It's an uplifting listen, the story of a man stitching himself back together after personal trauma. Here his vocals swing between tender falsetto and deep melancholy, backed with soaring g...view item »

Sami Baha
Free For All

As he's partly responsible for one of the greatest tracks of all time (Total Freedom's Bitch Better Have My Money edit), I've always had a soft spot for Sami Baha. His new album is a compelling document of the state of contemporary "club" music, and features guest spots from UK Drill superstar ...view item »

Professor Rhythm
Professor 3

Reissue of classic Professor Rhythm album first released in 1991. This album was released around the time hip-hop and house were starting to have an influence in South Africa, while still retaining much of the mbaqanga and bubblegum sounds that had been popular before. Released by the uh.. Awesome Tapes from Af...view item »

The Love-Birds
In The Lover's Corner

Here's a weird thing. This record by these San Fran power poppers has been mastered by Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub. Nice of him to get involved but I never had him down as a mastering engineer. Could he be the Taylor Dupree of guitar pop? Anyway his name gives a fair idea of where this is coming from. Crystalline guitar po...view item »

Aisha Burns
Argonauta

Aisha Burns is a talented violinist and singer. She has had stints in Alex Dupree and The Trapdoor Band and instrumental band Balmorhea. She released her debut album, Life In The Midwater, in 2013 to great acclaim. With her new album, Argonauta, she found a cathartic outlet in her ethereal ...view item »

Holly Golightly
Singles Round-Up

Holly Golightly was a member of Thee Headcoatees. They were put together by Kent garage rock legend Billy Childish as his backing band before they decided to go it alone. Whilst Thee Headcoatees blended girl group-style pop with rudimentary garage rock, Holly Golightly...view item »

Juliana Daugherty
Light

Singer-songwriter Juliana Daugherty is back with this limited-edition, milky-clear LP, out on Western Vinyl, a dreamy record that traverses mental illness, political outrage and societal ills, all laced with Daugherty's crooning, lilting vocals. Expect motorik pulses, vaporous strumming and heartbreaking choruses. Killer....view item »

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