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Added to site: Wednesday 19th September 2018

Various
The Truth Is A Lie

The Truth is a Lie is the third part in a series of lavishly packaged American soul anthologies which gather together little-known tracks recorded between 1955 and 1972. Here we have 24 hard-hitting ballads from the likes of Nina Simone, Bettye Swann and James Carr...view item »

Various
The Love You Save

The Love You Save brings together lesser-know nuggets of American soul music in a similar way to the oft-referenced Anthology of American Folk Music put together by Harry Smith. Nicely packaged with 24 tracks spread over two LPs there’s some real gems on here: From the soulful title track by Joe Tex...view item »

Mattiel
Customer Copy

Customer Copy is the second album by Mattiel. She was raised on a diet of ‘60s folk and pop including Donovan and The Monkees. She mixes these influences with her own musical discoveries such as The White Stripes to create an album heavy on retro sounds. Imagine Nancy Sinatra fronting The Wh...view item »

Interrobang‽
Interrobang‽

Interrobang are the agit pop project of former Chumbawamba member Dunstan Bruce alongside with Harry Hamer also formerly of Chumbawamba and ex-Regular Fries guitarist Stephen Griffin. They make vicious pop punk full of social and political commentary and wry asides. Taking the ideas and eth...view item »

Los Sospechos
Postales

Shot in Peru and examining love between a postcard seller and an American tourist which crosses cultures and leads to family strife and woes, the Postales soundtrack is provided by Brooklyn-based Los Sospechos, an afro-latin funk duo made up of members of Daptone’s Menahan Street Band and Budos Band. Vinyl LP from...view item »
Added to site: Tuesday 18th September 2018

Bad Sports
Constant Stimulation

Texans Bad Sports bring a fresh approach to proto punk and power pop with their fourth album, Constant Stimulation. The trio, fronted by the wonderfully named Orville Neeley, sound frustrated with the state of the world in 2018, as the album title suggests, there’s just too much going on! LP and CD on Dirtnap....view item »

Alastor
Slave To The Grave

Swedish doomsayers Alastor proudly boast that their latest LP Slave To The Grave is a ‘7-track hateful gospel’. I don’t know if you’d necessarily describe this music as hateful - most of the melodies are actually pretty tasteful - but it’s certainly heavy. This is the sort of psych-y doom m...view item »

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...view item »

Calexico
The Black Light (20th Anniversary Edition)

The Black Light by Calexico was originally released 20 years ago so it seems fitting that we now have a 20th anniversary version to savour. It was the band’s second album, but probably the first to get them noticed. Their mix of mariachi brass, flamenco, indie rock and jazz wrapped up in dusty Americana was seamlessly blen...view item »

Chris Carter
Miscellany

Chris Carter the Throbbing Gristle / Chris & Cosey / Carter Tutti Void electronics wizard has collected some of his best solo work on this exquisite box set. You get the following albums, plus a booklet of unseen images (mainly of synthesizers):- Mondo Beat (1985) – clear vinylDisobedient (1998) – double purple viny...view item »

Blood Red Shoes
Get Tragic

Look how airbrushed they are now. This is probably the point in the biography of Blood Red Shoes where all hell breaks loose. They'd already split up once and gone off in very separate ways before reconvening until the guitarist broke her arm after falling off a motorbike. Her mother might well be furious with her but it led to ...view item »

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 sor...view item »
Added to site: Monday 17th September 2018

The Ar-Kaics
In This Time

Pilfering a good 60-odd years worth of music history for inspiration we bring you Richmond, Virginia garage rockers The Ar-Kaics and their new album In This Time. Whether it’s true or just press release bluster, the band don’t get on with each other too well, but that’s okay because they all have their parent b...view item »

Thou
Inconsolable

My friends, my dear friends, listen up: it is the year of Thou. In addition to releasing their new grungy doom opus Magus, they've been releasing a series of EPs that give them a chance to try out other things. Inconsolable is perhaps the most significant outlier in their ...view item »

Kallaloo
Star Child

Reissued for the first time: a splendid, sought-after Caribbean disco number from 1982 with uplifting duet vocals, bass too hot for TV, psychedelic guitar and synth and drums with enough claps to wear out an entire production line of sound-activated switches. Side A is the five-minute ‘Short Version’, which is all well and good, but ...view item »

Massive Attack
Mezzanine [2018 Remaster]

Very exciting 20th anniversary remaster of Massive Attack's 1998 album Mezzanine, the kind of album that constantly finds itself on lists of the best albums of all time without losing any of its cool. Massive Attack took the trip-hop sound they had helped define and mixed it with a more rock-y energy t...view item »

White Lies
Five

Five is the er….fifth album by London three-piece White Lies. The facts Normanites might like to know is that it was produced by Ed Buller (Suede, Boo Radleys, Pulp etc) and mixed by Alan Moulder (JAMC, Ride, NIN etc) and Killing Joke bassist and renowned producer, Flood, plays synth on it a bit too. LP and CD on PIAS....view item »
Added to site: Saturday 15th September 2018

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...view item »

Esben And The Witch
Nowhere

Esben And The Witch return with a new LP on Season Of Mist. Nowhere is a very good metal album full of Gothic majesty. The passages of monolithic sludge are reminiscent of Sunn O))), but the way they often give way to moments of icy beauty is reminiscent of Converge and...view item »

Satan's Satyrs
The Lucky Ones

Satan’s Satyrs singer Clayton Burgess (also of Electric Wizard) says of his band that ‘it doesn’t sound like anything else happening right now’. He’s correct - The Lucky Ones sounds like something that happened many years ago, specifically some time around 1974. The band&rs...view item »
Added to site: Friday 14th September 2018

The Upsetters
Double Seven

Largely consider one Lee “Scratch” Perry’s best early works with his Upsetters, Double Seven was originally released in 1973 and now Music On Vinyl have done this short press reissue, the first on vinyl in 22 years. Features songs with David Isaacs and U-Roy...view item »

The Upsetters
Scratch The Upsetter Again

Antarctica Starts Here is a new sub-label of Superior Viaduct that is dedicated to reissuing classic records from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Among their first batch of pressings we have The Upsetters’ 1970 LP Scratch The Upsetter Again. It is, of course, a ten-tonne collection...view item »

Jackson C. Frank
Jackson C. Frank

Earth Records brings us this reissue of a lost folk gem, originally released back in 1965 this album by Jackson C Frank was produced by none other than Paul Simon after he saw Frank playing in an old folk club. It’s the sound of a real folk legend but with lots of soul and blues to give an extra little twis...view item »

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Unknown Mortal Orchestra

This is a really good week for new records. The one I have here is by the forgettably-named Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Thankfully the music isn't nearly as forgettable. I was hoping I'd like it as soon as I set eyes on the sleeve - a photo of what looks like some old tumbledown ultra-modern Cold War architecture ...view item »

Bauhaus
Burning From The Inside

Reissue of 1983’s Burning From The Inside, the fourth and final album made by Bauhaus in their original incarnation before their split that same year. Illness meant l...view item »

Bauhaus
Crackle

All the essentials are here ("Bela Lugosi's Dead", "She's In Parites", etc.). However, their producers missed an opportunity to make a perfect Bauhaus collection. Certainly they have made enough great songs to fill one disk. Still, there's a lot of good stuff here and I would recommend this as a good starting place. Those new to Bauhaus really n...view item »

Bauhaus
The Sky’s Gone Out

Reissue of The Sky’s Gone Out, Bauhaus’ 1982 third album. With tracks like ‘Exquisite Corpse’ and ‘The Three Shadows’ (in three parts), ...view item »

Bauhaus
Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape

Live actions from Bauhaus circa 1981 -1982, compiled from a variety of shows from Paris to Liverpool. Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape features all the best ...view item »
Added to site: Thursday 13th September 2018

Camera
Emotional Detox

Berlin-based Krautrockers Camera drop their fourth full-length record courtesy of Bureau B (Die Wilde Jagd, Faust). Emotional Detox finds the group using the Motorik groove as a base from which they can incorporate elements of synth-pop, psych-rock and dream-pop. All in...view item »
Added to site: Wednesday 12th September 2018

Laibach
The Sound of Music

If there aren’t many bands like Laibach, then there are even fewer bands who can say that they’ve performed in North Korea. And there will quite possibly never be another album like this. In 2015 the Slovenian avant-rockers travelled to the DPRK in 2015 to perform songs from … The Sound Of Music. Yep,...view item »

Irmin Schmidt
5 Klavierstücke

An album of solo piano pieces from Can keyboardist Irmin Schmidt here. The five tracks of 5 Klavierstücke are one-take improvisations which were recorded on two grand pianos - one prepared, one unprepared - and augmented with ambient noise from around the studio in the south of France. The prepared...view item »

Makaya McCraven
Universal Beings

Get ready for some more Epic Jazz -- 2018 has been another good year for it, what with Kamasi and all -- it's hot jazz drummer and producer Makaya McCraven with his latest LP 'Universal Beings'. The record was cut at two intimate live sessions and two impromptu studio sessions, in four cities: New York, Chicago, London ...view item »

SHXCXCHCXSH
OUFOUFOF

Swedish pranksters SHXCXCHCXSH quickly follow up August’s SHULULULU EP with a new full-length. The title of OUFOUFOF is to be read onomatopoeically. Rather than attempting to pull the sonics of club music apart as they have done on previous records, their fourth LP finds them lock into one rhythmic idea f...view item »
Added to site: Tuesday 11th September 2018

Ensemble Economique
Radiate Through You

Brian Pyle is back  with another round of uneasy compositions for Denovali. You radiated through him on the last track of Light that Comes, Light that Goes and now it’s time to radiate through yourself. Or it’s time for him to radiate through you. With his music. Which wafts its gloomy way through ambie...view item »

The Underground Youth
Fill The Void

The Underground Youth play a brand of post punk influenced by The Velvet Underground, The Birthday Party, Bauhaus and Leonard Cohen. It’s fair to say that they look to the past for their ideas. Their new single, Fill The Void, found the Berlin-based band l...view item »

Mr. Mitch
Primary Progressive

After releasing a couple of LPs on Planet Mu, man like Mr. Mitch drops a record on his own Gobstopper Records (Iglew, Dark0) for the first time since 2014. The five-track EP Primary Progressive is another dark, detailed affair of post-g...view item »

Various
Raise Your Voice Joyce: Contemporary Shouts From Contemporary Voices

Cool compilation from Static Shock Records (Beta Blockers, Sievehead) here. Raise Your Voice Joyce: Contemporary Shouts From Contemporary Voices chronicles the current rotation of strong female artists in the world of European punk rock. The eight contributions here com...view item »

TTNG
Animals Acoustic

This Town Needs Guns, and the record-buying public need new wax, so the two parties have come to an arrangement agreeable for both sides. TTNG (as they’re now known) have agreed to do a special version of debut LP Animals in order to mark its tenth birthday, and all the 12” fetishists out th...view item »

Yumi Zouma
EP III

Yumi Zouma - almost certainly no relation to France and Chelsea centre-back Kurt - drop a new four-track EP via Cascine (Korallreven, Chad Valley). EP III is another one of those retro-ish, ‘80s-ish, Italo Disco-ish synth things which pass for indie music these da...view item »
Added to site: Monday 10th September 2018

Planet B
Planet B

Star-studded, self-titled debut album by hot new electro-hardcore duo Planet B (Justin Pearson of Dead Cross, Retox and The Locust plus Luke Henshaw of Sonido de la Frontera). They are joined by fellow Locusts Gabe Serbian and Joseph Karam, Kool...view item »

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 ...view item »

Bauhaus
The Bela Session

A reissue of perhaps Bauhaus’ most popular song, the majestic goth classic ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’. Now, this is a song arguably better known in a live version, but here we have the original 1979 studio recording, presented alongside four other tracks from the session, three of which have never seen the ligh...view item »
Added to site: Saturday 8th September 2018

Choir Boy
Passive With Desire

Synth-pop! Passive With Desire, by Choir Boy, has the intimate lonely feel of bedroom DIY productions, though the detailed band arrangements and even live instrumentation(!) actually give it a broader scope, crossing in places into the feel of actual eighties hit pop. Heavy feels and light synth melodies: out on Dais....view item »

The Felice Brothers
The Felice Brothers

The Felice Brothers debut album was originally released in 2008. The band, who call New York’s Catskill Mountains home, took their inspiration from The Band - seemingly just as much from their unkempt, ragged look on the cover of their self-titled second album as they did from the music. For those that enj...view item »

Axel Rigaud
Transformation

Alex Rigaud mixes electronic music and jazz on his debut album, Transformation. The multi-instrumentalist, who hails from Paris, France, uses analogue synths and reed instruments such as sax and flute, which he often manipulates to create his original sound. Red and white coloured vinyl or CD on n5MD....view item »
Added to site: Friday 7th September 2018

Various
On - The Sound Of On Records 1987-1989

On Records is a South African label specialising in Kwaito, and this is a big, bad-ass collection of material from the fertile 1987 to 1989 era. Presented over three thoroughly DJ-friendly vinyl LPs, you get two different versions of many of the tracks here, so that you can compare the Taxi Mix of Mafika Roadblock...view item »

Flat Worms
The Apparition / Melt The Arms

Flat Worms are as close to a garage-rock supergroup as you can get. The LA trio features members of Oh Sees, Dream Boys and Kevin Morby’s band. This single, the first new thing they've done since last year's eponymous LP for Castle Face, was also prod...view item »
Added to site: Wednesday 5th September 2018

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 punctu...view item »
Added to site: Tuesday 4th September 2018

Cupar Grain Silo
Saturday 21 May 2016

Over the past few years the Resono project has been chronicling some of the most interesting acoustic spaces in Scotland. One of these is North Fife’s Cupar Grain Silo, a now-defunct sugar-beet storage facility. In May 2016 - Saturday 21 May 2016, to be precise - Architeq mastermi...view item »

Melting Hand
Faces of Earth

Melting Hand are, at the time of recording Faces Of Earth, made up of members of Terminal Cheesecake, Gum Takes Tooth, Bong, Big Lad, The Wharves and Luminous Bodies, making it a veritable supergroup of gnarly alternati...view item »
Added to site: Monday 3rd September 2018

Lydmor
I Told You I'd Tell Them Our Story

I Told You I’d Tell Them Our Story is the third LP from Copenhagen-based ‘troublemaker’ Jenny Rossander aka Lydmor. This record was inspired by Rossander’s time living in Shanghai, and sure enough there’s both modern opulence and traditional craft to this record. Some of the tracks - &lsquo...view item »

Puce Mary
The Drought

Frederikke Hoffmeier aka Copenhagener Puce Mary joins PAN for her new album The Drought, where she is found tucking in to the world’s most suspicious-looking apple. The image suggests themes of temptation, self-destruction and self-preservation are encountered in these new tracks, while compositionally Hoffmeier s...view item »

This Mortal Coil
Blood

Blood was the third and final This Mortal Coil album and like it's predecessor Filagree and Shadow, was presented as a double album. Once again large swathes of the 4AD roster were involved and the album has several highlights that compare favourably with their earlier work. There are two Chris Bell (Bi...view item »

This Mortal Coil
Filigree and Shadow

Filagree and Shadow was the follow up to the much loved debut It Will End In Tears from shadowy 4AD collective This Mortal Coil. Again leader Ivo Watts-Russell chose a supergroup made out of (mostly) artists on his label but this time there were more self penned compositions, enough to make it into a double alb...view item »

This Mortal Coil
It'll End In Tears

Oh lord this is the album. Back in the 80's no-one had any time for the likes of Big Star or Tim Buckley. 4AD head honcho was different though. He had exquisite taste and was also ambitious enough to put together a floating member super group to re-interpret some of his favourite songs. It Will End In T...view item »
Added to site: Sunday 2nd September 2018

Fall Therapy
You Look Different

According to his biography on the n5MD website, Eymeric Amselem produces ‘nostalgia electronica’. What that means is that his work as Fall Therapy combines various club styles - by turns house, techno and UK Garage - with the sort of stargazing instrumental licks that one finds cropping up on records...view item »

SRSQ
Unreality

Unreality is a phoenix from the flames. SRSQ is the solo project of Them Are Us Too’s Kennedy Ashlyn - the same Them Are Us Too who lost collaborator and dear friend Cash Askew in the 2016 Ghost Ship Fire. This LP is the sound of Ashlyn coming to terms with the grief. Sonically th...view item »
Added to site: Saturday 1st September 2018

Mac DeMarco / Haruomi Hosono
Honey Moon

Turns out that Mac DeMarco is a huge fan of Japanese legend Haruomi Hosono and as part of this ongoing series from Lights in the Attic has chosen to cover 'Honey Moon' in his inimitable style whilst also singing in Japanese. You'll remember this series from the time Ariel Pink covered ...view item »
Added to site: Friday 31st August 2018

Shake
5% Solution

Prayers have been answered! This sought after 4-track EP is a secret weapon, high on many a Detroit techno fiend's wants list. Originally released on Juan Atkins hallowed Metroplex imprint back in 1993 -- the same year Anthony "Shake" Shakir released his debut under the Shake handle on Kevin Saunderson's KMS sister label Trance Fusion. Shake has...view item »

Hinosch
Hands

Hinosch are a Dusseldorf-Osaka proposition, featuring two people who have variously been in To Rococo Rot and Goat. Hands...view item »
Added to site: Thursday 30th August 2018

Posthuman
The Snake Bites Twice

Posthuman present four new powerful slices of their sound, featuring (we are promised) even more energy than their previous releases. The Snake Bites Twice is positively drenched in acid, and tracks like ‘...view item »

Aleksi Perala
Sunshine 1

Aleksi Perala’s miniature album proposition Sunshine 1 is a very fine piece of IDM-leaning electronics, with sexy titles like ‘NL-L56-18-07382’ setting the tone. Really though, for all the inte...view item »

XY0815
Exahertz

The quietly impressive London label brokntoys (The Hacker, Marco Bernardi) drops the debut solo record from Leipzig-based producer XY0815. Anyone who’s familiar with the brokntoys output up until this point will likely have a decent idea of what they&rsquo...view item »

Various
Brown Acid: The Seventh Trip

RidingEasy present another compilation of their carefully curated vintage hard rock obscurities! Brown Acid: The Seventh Trip (which surely ought to be the most powerful yet!) contains ten cuts from ten bands who were hard-chugging away in the seventies to the attention of almost no-one, all fully-licensed and from analogue sources....view item »

Hippo Campus
Bambi

Poppy-type pop music from the likeable Hippo Campus here. Bambi, the Minnesota band’s sophomore LP, is one of those records that has a Mac Demarco thing going on. It’s also likely to be a huge hit, so best school yourself on it now so you can look cool to your mates when the band are headlin...view item »
Added to site: Wednesday 29th August 2018

The Beautiful South
Miaow

Once Hull's second biggest employer, the Beautiful South were an incredibly successful collective and the second band to emerge from the brain of Paul Heaton after his earlier the Housemartins. Miaow was their fourth album and contained the usual pop froth with hidden dark and provocative lyrics. S...view item »
Added to site: Tuesday 28th August 2018

Sunn Trio
Fayrus

OK, first thing’s first: Sunn Trio is nothing to do with Sunn O))), so bad luck if you were after some drone metal. But hold up! Fans of out-there music might well love this LP by Joel Robinson’s group Sunn Trio too, being as it is a desert-hazed trip of experimental...view item »

Elements Of Joy
Magnetiques

After a cassette release via Body Theory in 2016, Elements of Joy’s Magnetiques is now reissued by Brokntoys (Pip Williams, London Modular Alliance). On this record the artist often known as UVB fuses industrial punk, synthwave an...view item »
Added to site: Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Holger Czukay
Radio Wave Surfer

Holger Czukay, core member of the perennially loved German experimental group Can, went on to be a productive maker of weird and wonderful pop. Among his solo albums is Radio Wave Surfer, a delightful 1991 release that was all recorded live, in studios and at concerts, with only one stereo mic: none of ...view item »

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 expre...view item »

Charles Ditto
Basso Continuo: Cyberdelic Ambient and Nootropic Soundscapes (1987-1994)

For fans of abstract ambient early adopter Charles Ditto, here’s a bunch of secrets well-kept. With a name like Basso Continuo: Cyberdelic Ambient and Nootropic Soundscapes, and an album-cover like that, what else is there to say? Expect compositions drawing on long, low drones as well as jumbling e...view item »
Added to site: Monday 20th August 2018

Parekh & Singh
Science City

Parekh & Singh present their second LP, and boy is it lush. Science City perhaps lands somewhere between the gorgeous dream-pop of Beach House and the textured arrangements of Grizzly Bear: in any case, its eleven tracks make up a beautiful and rich listen. Science City &nb...view item »

Eliza Shaddad
Future

Eliza Shaddad has threatened an LP for a while now. In Future she's come through with a debut full-length for Beatnik Creative that makes good on the promise of her early EPs. Shaddad confesses to listening to plenty of Hole and Portishead in the run up to ...view item »

Charlene Soraia
Where's My Tribe

Music just like they (apparently) used to make it. Charlene Soraia recorded Where’s My Tribe at home in her flat, using just voice and guitar and generally using just the first take. Consequently these are songs with a great feeling of intimacy and directness, although they also sound impressively accomplished for...view item »
Added to site: Saturday 18th August 2018

Eyes of Love
End of The Game

Eyes Of Love are the crew of Andrea Schiavelli, a Brooklyn, NY songwriter, and the group includes members of bands like Horn Horse, Sweet Baby Jesus and The Cradle. End Of The Game, the debut album, is full of intricate and leftfield arrangements, sound...view item »

Jeff Majors
For Us All (Yoka Boka)

Original copies of Jeff Majors’ 1986 LP For Us All (Yoka Boka) go for mad money these days. If your coin is of the saner variety, then maybe try this Invisible City Editions re-press out for size. Majors was a student of Alice Coltrane, and there’s a shared strain of devotio...view item »

The Dap-Kings
Tear It Down (feat. Sharon Jones) / The Collection Song

Soul singer extraordinaire Sharon Jones may have passed away in 2016, but her band The Dap-Kings are still going strong. This Daptone single ushers the instrumentalists into the spotlight. ‘Tear It Down’, which features some vocals from Jones, is a hard-bitten number in the ...view item »
Added to site: Friday 17th August 2018

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 »
Added to site: Tuesday 14th August 2018

Juan Hidalgo
Rrose Sélavy

Originally released in 1977, the late Juan Hidalgo’s Rrose Sélavy gets the reissue treatment from Discos Transgénero. The work is a queer examination of the role of language in socially constructing and maintaining gender roles. As a composition, it expresses this with the analogy of a musical langua...view item »
Added to site: Wednesday 8th August 2018

Passenger
Runaway

Tearjerking indie strummer Mike Rosenberg, stage name Passenger, is back with another probable chart-topper in Runaway, packed to the gills with yearning songs about love a...view item »
Added to site: Monday 6th August 2018

Various
Transcendence

A new 12” compilation on NYX Unchained that spans a good deal of territory over its seven tracks. We’ve got lots of soundscape action here, with pieces of techno, heavyweight poetry, organs, guitar riffs and even melodies all surfacing in places. Artists on Transcendence include Maxwell Sterling and ...view item »

David Housden
Thomas Was Alone: Official Soundtrack

Here we have a game soundtrack... We all love our game soundtracks, don't we?  The train of thought for David Housden when composing 'Thomas Was Alone', went something along the lines of: quiet, tense atmospheres (sparse piano fragments), dramatic builds (dense string sections) and spooky-otherworldy oddnes...view item »

Deepchord
Immersions

Rod Modell is back in his long-running Deepchord guise with a long-awaited solo LP on Astral Industries. 'Immersions' comprises two beautiful, expansive long-form pieces, each adorning a side of the record. It's that wonderfully emotional, elegiac sound we're accustomed to: sparkling and elegant...view item »
Added to site: Saturday 4th August 2018

Shit & Shine
Chakin'

Craig Clouse has made all sorts of music over the years. Disco, noise rock, dance, he’s done it all and now with a little help from his friends, Shit & Shine give us Chakin. There’s a groove on Chakin with brings everything into the realms of free jazz and funk. It’s like ...view item »

Silkie
Impervious

A decade after his first drop on DEEP MEDi MUSIK, Silkie proves that he’s still got plenty of life in him yet. The dubstep OG brings a triple-threat of 140-bpm bangers on ...view item »
Added to site: Tuesday 31st July 2018

Habibi
Habibi

Cor, this is a real sweet platter. Habibi (apparently an Arabic term for “affection”) are four Brooklyn, NY-based lovelies making pure, simple stripped-back and delightfully harmonic gems in the vein of Frankie Rose, Grass Widow and like fellow NY-ers ...view item »

OHHMS
Exist

OOHMS are here with their second album which should be a right favourite in our office.  They make heavy heavy prog with nods way back to the '70s likes of Pink Floyd and the Soft Machine and the more bang up to date the Mars Volta. Tin hat time for those too fainthearted f...view item »
Added to site: Monday 30th July 2018

quickly, quickly
Over Skies

Precocious young MPC botherer quickly, quickly follows up March’s Paths LP with a new five-track release. q, q is just 17 years old, but Over Skies is inventive and mature in a manner that belies his young years. The way ‘If You Only Knew’ shifts from skittish beatwork to muted IDM to warm hip...view item »
Added to site: Friday 27th July 2018

Rue Royale
In Parallel

Rue Royale are a Nottingham based duo from both the UK and the USA and In Parallel is their latest release from their 10 year history of shows in dozens of countries and tracks released all over the world. With both the UK and USA experiencing some. . . urm. . . alt-right political issues, this record is a reflection of...view item »
Added to site: Wednesday 25th July 2018

Yazz Ahmed
La Saboteuse Remixed

Self-proclaimed ‘High priestess of psychedelic Arabic jazz’ and former Radiohead/These New Puritans collaborator Yazz Ahmed sees her 2017 LP La Saboteuse remixed by a handful of Gilles Peterson-y producers. The Bahraini-British trumpeter allows ...view item »

Eartheater
IRISIRI

The latest envelope-pushing visionary to join the Pan roster is Queens-based artist Eartheater. With a name like that one comes to IRISIRI expecting a metal band, and though Eartheater’s music tends more towards the turbulent electronics of Aisha Devi and Alice Glass ...view item »

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