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Added to site: Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Frances Quinlan
Likewise

Frances Quinlan is the front woman of american indie band Hop Along, although she is already a well established solo artist. Likewise is her latest album and sees her experimenting with synths and using fewer guitars than she usually might. Her voice and heartfelt delivery doesn’t change though, so fans will still delight in this new record.

Wire
Mind Hive

Mind Hive is the new album by post-punk legends Wire. It follows on from their critically acclaimed 2017 album, Silver / Lead. That album left fans and critics believing the band had found the form of their late ‘70s heyday. Mind Hive may well have improved on that - and there’s the enticing prospect of one song, Be Like Them, featuring lyrics written in 1977 which were recently rediscovered. 

Guerilla Toss
What Would The Odd Do?

What Would The Odd Do? by Guerilla Toss is a cosmic cacophony of rock, funk and dance that takes its cues from Todd Rundgren, Deerhoof and King Crimson. The album has been made on the other side of band leader Kassie Carlson's recovery from addiction which also included open heart surgery. Looking at life with a fresh perspective meant a move to New York and a new album made with a renewed vigour. 

Remember Sports
Sunchokes (Deluxe Edition)

Now with three records under their belts, it’s a great time to revisit their 2014 debut effort Sunchokes. Quietly released via Bandcamp, the lo-fi production and effortless pop melodies endeared it to those who heard it, and for its fifth anniversary the mini-album has been remastered by friend Lucas Knapp. Both CD and pink-coloured vinyl versions include eight bonus tracks and a 20-page memory book. 

Sonar with David Torn
Tranceportation (Volume 1)

Their second collaboration with guitarist and composer David Torn and fifth overall, Swiss avant-garde act Sonar deliver another uncompromising yet highly enjoyable experience. Tranceportation (Volume 1) continues what was laid down in Vortex only 18 months ago, combining artificial yet inventive looping with virtuosic, organic instrumentation. 

Blaenavon
Everything That Makes You Happy

Hampshire-based indie rock outfit Blaenavon rightly won praise for their 2017 debut album That’s Your Lot, putting together indie and folk in an original way that was far better than the vastly overused term ‘indie-folk’ might suggest. They’ve announced their sophomore effort, Everything That Makes You Happy, in pretty short order. Announced just this week, it’s out on Friday via Transgressive, and is framed by lead singer Ben Gregory as “an optimistic response to a difficult time”. 

Josephine Foster & The Supposed
All The Leaves Are Gone

15 years on from its original release, Fire Records are re-issuing All The Leaves Are Gone from Josephine Foster & The Supposed. Many were initially confused by its psychedelic folk leanings back in 2004, but Foster’s background in opera scrambled the expectations and enamoured a cult fanbase. 

Michael Begg
Sonambulo

Off the back of his New Music Scotland Award last year for his previous work, East Lothian-based sound artist Michael Begg delivers his anticipated new album. Described by Begg himself as the result of meditation and surrealist compositional techniques, Somnambulo - with the cryptic subtitle A Birdbath Made of Teeth for the Bride of the Wind - is based upon the life of British post-war painter Leonora Carrington. 
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Fragile Self
Fragile Self

Having helped design the iconic covers for David Bowie’s final two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, the duo of Anil Aykan and Jonathan Barnbrook have now established a live performance project featuring visuals, music and electronics called Fragile Self. Their self-titled debut album is available in three formats - CD and vinyl, natch, but also a 480-page book with a download link and plethora of notes and artwork. 

Junius Paul
Ism

Junius Paul has his roots in the spiritual world playing bass in church. He has honed his craft playing alongside members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in Chicago. His sound takes in classic rock, psychedelic soul, jazz from the ‘60s and ‘70s with a heavy spiritual vibe. Ism is his latest album.

The Flaming Lips
The Soft Bulletin - Live At Red Rocks

The Soft Bulletin was a landmark album in the history of The Flaming Lips and to many it was a landmark album in the history of music. In 2016 they performed the album live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado with the backing of a large orchestra and choir. The result was spellbinding. 20 years on from the album’s original release, The Soft Bulletin - Live At Red Rocks is now available for your delectation. 
Added to site: Monday 21st October 2019

Twin Atlantic
Power

Having toiled their way to two UK Top Ten albums in a row, Scottish alternative rock act Twin Atlantic present their fifth studio album Power, and their first on Virgin EMI. Having taken a short breather from the substantial successes they’ve enjoyed, the quartet enter the second decade of their career with renewed vigour. 

The Orielles
Disco Volador

Written and recorded in double-quick time to strike while the iron’s still hot following the success of last year’s debut Silver Dollar Moment, The Orielles return with their sophomore album. Inspired by their time on the road, Disco Volador benefits from the addition of a fourth member on keyboards and the drones and delays brought to the mix by producer Marta Salogni. It should be another triumph for a band who’ve marked themselves out as one of the country’s finest newcomers. 

Bonny Light Horseman
Bonny Light Horseman

Bonny Light Horseman is a coming-together of three of the most talented folk musicians and writers of the last few years - namely, Anaïs Mitchell (writer of Broadway hit ‘Hadestown’), Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats, The Shins) and Josh Kaufman (previously of The National). A performance at last year’s Eaux Claires festival snowballed into a full album collaboration. 
Added to site: Sunday 20th October 2019

Federale
No Justice

No Justice is the fifth album by Portland, Oregon band, Federale. The band are led by Collin Hegna who plays bass in Brian Jonestown Massacre. No Justice has a vibe that lands somewhere between Scott Walker’s first four solo albums and the soundtracks of Ennio Morricone. Widescreen western sounds.

Slow Meadow
Happy Occident

Happy Occident is the third album by Slow Meadow - the solo project of Texan, Matt Hill. It is an album of mournful ambient chamber music. Hill’s inspiration for making the album came about when contemplating what is means to be happy in the western world. Does the meaning of the word live up to what we expect from happiness? Put this on and have a good think about it. Violinist Ellen Story guests.

Matt Valentine
Preserves

Matt Valentine is taking a break from his project with partner Erika Elder known as Mv & EE. His solo album, Preserves, was seemingly recorded in space where occasional blues grooves and Pink Floyd-style pleasantries burst out from ethereal synths and stardusted noises. A number of people have contributed to this cosmic jam - J. Mascis, P.G. Six, Willie Lane, and the aforementioned Erika Elder and many more.

False Advertising
Brainfreeze

Judging by their single, Influenza, False Advertising are digging that classic grunge dynamic of heavy guitar intro followed by bass-led verse. There's definitely a Nirvana influence going on here. They have been getting support from Radio 1 DJs Annie Mac and Huw Stephens and have recently toured with Jamie Lenman. Brianfreeze, their new album, shows their arena-filling potential.

Some Bodies
Sunscreen

Sunscreen by Some Bodies is an album of melancholic pop, honed from a history of listening to classic records. Into this cauldron, the band put The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Beach House, Sparklehorse, Tame Impala, Pixies and a splash of krautrock and mixed it all up to create a familiar, yet new sound. The track Higher Self has a certain Mansun-covering-Radiohead’s-Just about it. 

SUSS
High Line

SUSS hail from New York city and play a brand of ambient country music. It is influenced by the likes of Ry Cooder, Bruce Langhorn and Daniel Lanois. High Line features a mix of classic country instruments such as pedal steel, harmonica, mandolin and, of course, the good ol’ guitar with manipulated electronic sounds. A refreshing take on what ambient music can be.
Added to site: Saturday 19th October 2019

Yoshio Ojima
Une Collection des Chaînons I and II: Music for Spiral

A first-ever CD release for both parts of Une Collection des Chaînons: Music For Spiral, an environmentally orientated music project from composer Yoshio Ojima. It was originally commissioned and released in 1988 for the spiral-shaped atrium at the Wacoal Art Center in Tokyo, and is designed to be listened to at ambient, background noise level - in Ojima’s own words “at around the same volume as daily life sounds such as air conditioners and refrigerators”. 
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Added to site: Friday 18th October 2019

Greet Death
New Hell

Described by Pitchfork as a ‘great pop-rock band’ that happen to play long songs incredibly slowly, Greet Death are a post-rock band from Flint, Michigan - the hometown of documentary maker Michael Moore. New Hell is their second album. It mixes melody and melancholy in perfect quantities. It is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2017 debut, Dixieland.

Miyasaka + 5
Animals Garden

Animals Garden by Miyasaka + 5 is a rare 1970s Japanese jazz album. It was originally released on ALM, a cult Japanese private press label, in 1979. The combination of its highly sought after status and the musical chops of the players involved makes it a mouth watering proposition for any jazz head. The high energy progressive jazz troupe were led by drummer, Takeshi ‘Bear’ Miyasaka and featured sax player Kōichi Matsukaze, known for his Earth Mother album. Double LP cut at 45rpm, reproduction sleeve, brand new liner notes, on BBE.

The Twang
If Confronted Just Go Mad

If Confronted Just Go Mad is the fifth album from Birmingham indie band The Twang. The album is the first to feature female vocals - from two singers they nicked from singer / songwriter Tom Grennan, although I’m sure it was amicable. The album was produced by Neil Claxton of Mint Royale fame and it features a guest appearance by spoken word artist, Polarbear.

Jim O'Rourke
To Magnetize Money And Catch A Roving Eye

What is he up to now? Sonic explorer and wearer of experimental music's best set of cardigans Jim O'Rourke. An internet search reveals absolutely no information about this other than it is a four CD set containing four hours of unreleased work. Essential for all fans of his more out there work it showcases what he's been up to in his lair between the years of 2017 and 2018.  

Netherworld
Algida Bellezza

Inspired by first-time fatherhood, Glacial Movements label founder Alessandro Tedeschi - also known as Netherworld - has dedicated his latest album Algida Bellezza to his baby daughter. With its tracks named after the Latin labels for various Arctic-dwelling animals, the almost entirely synthesiser-driven collection is preoccupied with disappearing innocence and beauty. 
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Young Guv
Guv I & II

In the space of barely over 12 months, Young Guv - the recording moniker of Canadian-born artist Ben Cook - has made two albums’ worth of glorious retro-pop/rock, titled GUV I and GUV II. For the first time, both are now available in one package via Run For Cover Records, featuring two bonus tracks and new artwork. 

Kamaal Williams
DJ-Kicks

The 70th edition of the insightful DJ-Kicks series, that’s been platformed by the !K7 label and will be celebrating its 25th anniversary next year, has been assembled by British musician and producer Kamaal Williams. Available on CD and vinyl, it combines his love of Seventies jazz fusion with contemporary UK-based dance music in all its diversity, and includes some new compositions as well! 

Ben Frost
Dark: Cycle 2 (Original Music From The Netflix Series)

Ben Frost’s music has always had a cinematic quality to it, so it makes sense that recent years have seen the Aussie composer increasingly writing for the screen. He turns in a typically Frostian set for the OST of Netflix’s Dark: Cycle 2. These tracks are full of foreboding electronics, writhing drones and icy strings that have something of a Bernard Herrmann influence to them. It’s all very Black Mirror, which is to say it sounds quite like Geoff Barrow’s solo work.

Gang Starr
One Of The Best Yet

Classic Brooklyn hip-hop duo Gang Starr disbanded in 2003. It seemed that there would be no more. In 2010, one half of the duo, Guru, tragically died seemingly ending any hope once and for all. His partner in rhyme over the years, DJ Premier, never gave up hope that there would be another Gang Starr album. 16 years after their last album, The Ownerz, we have a new album. One Of The Best Yet lets us know from the off that it’s up there with classics such as Step Into The Area. Features a guest appearance from J.Cole.
Added to site: Thursday 17th October 2019

Hurtling
Future From Here

Hurtling is the solo project from My Bloody Valentine touring member, Jen Macro. 'Future From Here' is her debut album. Her music is influenced by some of the greats - the Breeders, Elliott Smith and Sonic Youth, as well as My Bloody Valentine themselves. Let’s face it, it would be pretty difficult to tour with them and not take in a little of their infectious noise.

IDLES
A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan

Recorded at the end of a massive, celebratory world tour in December 2018 at Paris’ prestigious Le Bataclan, IDLES tore through a cathartic set of highlights from their career so far, including covers on top of tracks from their two beloved albums Brutalism and Joy As an Act of Resistance. That set is captured on new live album A Beautiful Thing - available on 2xCD or limited edition clear multi-coloured vinyl (orange, pink or lime green). 

Beck
Hyperspaces

"No photos" he says whilst standing in front of a really cool car. But he should be photographed because he's Beck and he's about to unleash his fourteenth album. It features production help from the likes of Pharrell Williams, Greg Kurstin and Paul Epworth. The title track sounds rather gloriously chillwave (is that still a thing?) All kinds of editions for you to choose from. 
Added to site: Wednesday 16th October 2019

Venetian Snares
Greg Hates Car Culture (20th Anniversary Edition)

Breakcore pioneer Aaron Funk, better known as Venetian Snares, has been known for his irreverent take on all manner of dance music sub-genres for over two decades. His 1999 12” EP Greg Hates Car Culture was his first official release, which now gets a 20th anniversary re-issue on CD and double-vinyl, complete with three previously unreleased tracks dating from 1997. 

Frank Zappa
The Hot Rats Sessions

Frank Zappa’s 1969 weirdo virtuoso cosmic jazz rock classic Hot Rats is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Hot Rats Sessions is available as a reissue of the original LP, pressed on Hot Pink coloured vinyl, and a 6 CD box set featuring alternate takes of album tracks and non-album tracks - 65 tracks in all, 59 of them previously unreleased - and liner notes by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. 

SPK
Zamia Lehmanni (Songs of Byzantine Flowers)

Back before he was writing scores for films like The Chronicles Of Riddick and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Graeme Revell made mischief in Australian group SPK. 1986’s Zamia Lehmanni (Songs Of Byzantine Flowers) was pretty much a solo record on Revell’s part and saw him attempt to push the group’s industrial sound into ‘post-industrial’ territory. The hypnotic reveries he came up with come off like Arvo Pärt teaming up with Chris Carter. This new Cold Spring edition of Zamia Lehmanni (Songs Of Byzantine Flowers) represents the first physical releases of the record for over twenty-five years.

Coil
Stolen & Contaminated Songs

Coil made so much good stuff when making their 1991 album Love’s Secret Domain, there were enough outtakes of sufficient quality to make another album. That album was 1992’s Stolen & Contaminated Songs. The album shows Coil’s ability to balance experimentation with tradition and give abstract ideas widescreen scope. 

Whyte Horses
Hard Times

Manchester’s Whyte Horses ply their trade in psychedelic pop. They are fronted by Dominic Thomas who also runs the reissue label Finders Keepers. They have a few highly regarded albums behind them now and Hard Times is another future classic to add to their oeuvre. Includes a cover of Plastic Bertrand’s Ca Plane Pour Moi.

Jack Peñate
After You

After two albums and initial massive popularity - you could by his CDs in supermarkets - singer / songwriter Jack Peñate stopped. He didn’t take himself off to the Swiss mountains and record feedback into a four-track, he just stopped making music altogether. Fast-forward ten years and he’s back with his long-awaited third album, After You, released via XL Recordings. 
Added to site: Tuesday 15th October 2019

Throbbing Gristle
Part Two The Endless Not / TG Now

Two Throbbing Gristle reissues in one package. Bundled together here are the band’s 2004 album, TG Now, their first since 1986, and their 2007 album Part Two: The Endless Not. The latter took the form of their classic 1978 album D.o.A: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle, with four of the tracks being recorded separately by each member of the band.

Throbbing Gristle
A Souvenir Of Camber Sands

Turner Prize-nominated artists Jake and Dinos Chapman were asked to curate the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival at Camber Sands in 2004. If you were curating a festival and you heard that industrial experimentalists Throbbing Gristle had reformed, why wouldn’t you invite them to play? A Souvenir Of Camber Sands is a recording of their show from the festival.

Sufjan Stevens & Timo Andres
The Decalogue

It will be of no surprise to anyone who has heard his various albums that Sufjan Stevens would go on to score a ballet. His music has the dexterity and lightness of touch to successfully soundtrack such a thing and here is his debut effort made available to the public for the first time. It has been performed by pianist Timo Andres, a Brooklyn performer who has already collaborated with the likes of Kronos Quartet and Philip Glass.

Maija Sofia
Bath Time

Taking the traditional, narrative-driven folk ballads of the country of her birth and filtering them through a DIY, lo-fi lens, Irish youngster Maija Sofia delivers an understated but powerful debut album. After five years of similarly top-quality singles and EPs, Bath Time is the full-length statement that Sofia has always had the potential to deliver. 

Patti Yang Group
War On Love

If you were a musician who was born in Warsaw, raised in London and resides in California’s Mojave Desert there’s a chance you’d end up making Desert Rock laced with psychedelic electronica. Patti Yang has assembled a crack team of musicians who have worked with Primal Scream, Manic Street Preachers, Jarvis Cocker, Deerhunter, Animal Collective and more to create War On Love, influenced by where she’s lived and the spacious place she lives in now. 

Yann Novak
Slowly Dismantling

On Slowly Dismantling by Yann Novak, he deconstructs ambient music, slowly. It reflects change and his own experiences growing up and coming out. The cover shows Hotel Washington - a building that served as a home to LBTQ+ community in Madison, Wisconsin where Novak grew up. The building burned down when he was 17, leaving him wondering, at a crucial stage in his life, how the place could have helped him. This cathartic album shows that liberation through change is possible. 

Shed
Oderbruch

Despite not having a number after their name Shed are so much better than Shed 7. The original Shed...and best... is back with only his fifth album in what seems a lifetime of work. Rene Pawlowitz escaped the excitement of his current home of Berlin and went back to the pastoral landscapes of his native former East Germany in order to craft a lovelorn album entwining life in the sleepy backwater and the early techno music that inspired him in his youth. 
Added to site: Monday 14th October 2019

Hollie Kenniff
The Gathering Dawn

Hollie Kenniff was once one half of the duo Mint Julep with her husband Keith Kenniff, who was also known for his involvement with Helios and Goldmund. The Gathering Dawn is her debut solo album and finds the Canadian-American musician at the centre of sprawling ambient work made from icy synths, softened guitars, and Kenniff’s mournful vocals.

Ecker & Meulyzer
Carbon

Carbon is the Subtext Recordings debut by Ecker and Meulyzer FKA Stray Dogs. The album is built on field recordings made at a seed vault in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. Under the Stray Dogs moniker, the pair released two albums, Wasteland and Kalkar. Both artists have a background in theatre and between them share experience of field recording, radio plays, Belgian jazz and experimental psychedelic krautrock. 

Various
Pop Ambient 2020

This double-LP / single-CD compilation marks the 20th anniversary of the Pop Ambient series, hosted by the Cologne-based indie label Kompakt, owned by Wolfgang Voigt, Michael Mayer and Jürgen Paape. Masters at presenting abstract techno within an accessible pop framework, the label picks 16 of the finest cuts from its series for Pop Ambient 2020. The vinyl edition also contains a 44-page book of artwork from across the series. 

Function
Existenz

Function delivers Existenz, his first solo LP since 2013’s Incubation. Known largely as a techno savant, Existenz actually locks into a more cerebral and considered sound than some of Function’s previous releases. There are, for instance, a fair few new age and hypnagogic influences to be found throughout the album, a flex that pushes this particular plane of Existenz towards the sound of Answer Code Request’s recent LP for Ostgut Ton. Robert Owens and Stefanie Parnow guest.
Added to site: Saturday 12th October 2019

Xylouris White
The Sisypheans

Australian drummer Jim White and and Cretan laouto player George Xylouris have known each other since the early ‘90s when Jim White played in Dirty Three with the Bad Seeds Warren Ellis. They have collaborated several times before. The Sisypheans is the duo’s fourth album, the concept of which came from conversations the pair have had over the past 5 years.

Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker
Little Common Twist

Chicago free jazz drummer Charles Rumback has got together with folk-jazz behemoth Ryley Walker to make Little Common Twist. Unsurprisingly, to those who know Ryley Walker’s work, the album has drawn comparisons to Veedon Fleece-era Van Morrison and has a distinct ‘after hours’ sound. The album is an experiment in rhythm and sound with the drums and guitar avoiding their traditional expected roles. It was recorded between 2017 and 2018 with producer John Hughes. 

Toby Hay
New Music For The 12 String Guitar

You must remember Toby Hay's exceptional collaborative LP with Jim Ghedi from last year? Well now he is back solo and armed only with his 12 string guitar. The entire album was recorded in Peter Gabriel's Real World studios in a wood room and the result is a spangling new set of solo guitar (mostly) originals featuring Hey's expert picking of the full bodied guitar.   
Added to site: Friday 11th October 2019

Frustration
So Cold Streams

So Cold Streams is the fifth album from French post-punk band, Frustration. Their sound flits from electro-punk to ‘80s British indie bands such as Echo & The Bunnymen and The Smiths. Sleaford Mods lead shouter, Jason Williamson also turns up on the track, Slave Markets, which has been described as ‘insane’. Frustration vocalist, Fabrice Gilbert, said that writing lyrics for Jason Williamson to sing meant he didn’t have to hold back. Intriguing.

CUP
Spinning Creature

CUP is a collaboration between Nels Cline of Wilco and Yuka C Honda of Cibo Matto. It may seem like an odd collaboration at first, but when you learn that they're a married couple, it makes way more sense. They combine elements of electronica, folk and rock to create their sound which finds the sweet spot between experimental and accessible. Spinning Creature is their new album.

Josh Rouse
The Holiday Sounds Of Josh Rouse

The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse by Nashville-based folk/pop singer/songwriter Josh Rouse is, what we’d call over here in Blighty, an album of Christmas songs. These songs have a ‘60s jazz flavour about them with its overriding influence seemingly being the 1965 album, A Charlie Brown Christmas by The Vince Guaraldi Trio.  

Sunset Sons
Blood Rush Déjà Vu

Blood Rush Déjà Vu is the second studio album from French-based Anglo-Australian indie trio Sunset Suns, released off the back of an impressive three years of continuous building. Their 2016 debut Very Rarely Say Die saw them tour in support of Imagine Dragons and Nothing But Thieves, a learning curve that saw them nominated for AIM’s Best Live Act. 

Half Moon Run
A Blemish In The Great Light

A Blemish In The Great Light is the third album by Canadian band, Half Moon Run. They hit the bullseye when two tracks from their first album, Dark Eyes, were playlisted on BBC Radio 1. Constant touring and hard work has seen the Montreal band, who’ve been described as indie-rock, alt-folk and alt-pop, grow in stature.

Fatima Al Qadiri
Atlantics (Original Music From Mati Diop's Film)

Senegalese-Kuwaiti electronic artist Fatima Al Qadiri presents the wide-ranging score to Mati Diop’s debut feature film Atlantics, a love story set in a near-future of humanitarian and environmental catastrophes that’ll be available on Netflix at the end of November and which won the Grand Jury prize at Cannes earlier this year. 

Bad//Dreems
Doomsday Ballet

Bad//Dreams are a four-piece band from Adelaide who have a loose new wave-cum-rock ‘n’ roll sound influenced by ‘70s Australian bands such as Coloured Balls and US bands such as Devo, Television and Wipers. Doomsday Ballet is their third album, the follow up to 2017’s Gutful.

Ben Frost
Dark: Cycle 1 (Original Music From The Netflix Series)

Dark is the latest Netflix thriller with a supernatural twist and the dark and its ominous soundtrack has been written and performed by our favourite Australian-by-way-of-Iceland composer Ben Frost. Inspired by the light and shade in the drama Frost has produced a beautiful if doomy soundtrack. The great news is that you can now get the soundtrack on vinyl including four unreleased bonus tracks. Comes on Anorak Yellow coloured vinyl. 
Added to site: Thursday 10th October 2019

Paul Haslinger
Exit Ghost

As a former member of legendary electronic music outfit Tangerine Dream and an experienced composer of soundtrack work, Paul Haslinger strikes out by himself on this much-anticipated album that’s taken him eight years to write, record and finesse. Built primarily around Haslinger’s grand piano, Exit Ghost sees this teller of other people’s stories examine his own life and experiences. 

Cornelius
Point

Point was the fourth album by excellent Japanese musician Cornelius and was the follow up to his breakthrough album Fantasma. It has become something of an influential record over the years with its technicolour palette of sounds infusing records by the likes of Beck, Phoenix and the Strokes. Now is the time for the luxury re-issue which includes three previously unheard remixes. 

Various
20 Years of fabric

Having escaped a shutdown by the authorities in 2016, London clubbing institution Fabric celebrates its 20th anniversary with a new double compilation of specially commissioned music on their fabric and FABRICLIVE platforms. 20 Years of fabric is available in two separate 2xLP volumes - the first, fabric, contains pieces from Nina Kraviz, Sasha and Marcel Dettman, while FABRICLIVE features tracks by Groove Armada, UNKLE and Daniel Avery - or collected together on double CD with 48-page booklet. 

Coil
Scatology Sessions

Scatology Sessions by Coil is a collection of material from the recording sessions  that resulted in the band’s 1984 debut album, Scatology. The collection has been put together by fans of the band and includes some previously unheard takes of album tracks along with some rare renditions of songs. Most of the tracks here were donated by an anonymous donor and have been remastered from FLAC files.

Various
MOGADISCO - Dancing Mogadishu (Somalia 1972 - 1991)

Rescued from a pile of dusty cassettes in the corner of the archives of Radio Mogadishu a couple of years back, MOGADISCO - Dancing Mogadishu is one of the most lovingly compiled collections in recent memory. Capturing strange instrumental music ranging from ersatz disco tunes to background music for radio, Analog Africa’s Samy Ben Redjeb presents a real insight into Somalia’s underground over a 20-year period from 1972 to 1991. 
Added to site: Wednesday 9th October 2019

Molly Burch
The Molly Burch Christmas Album

Oh lord we're getting the Christmas albums appearing on the site already and my local Boyes store already has its selection boxes on display. I'm writing this in October but by the middle of December we might be wanting a bit of this to go with our mulled wine. It's a Christmas collection from Austin chanteuse Molly Burch where she covers the usual classics (Auld Lang Syne, Last Christmas) and adds in a few originals and rarer seasonal compositions. Also: Ginger cat on cover.    

POLIÇA
When We Stay Alive

Poliça’s fourth studio record When We Stay Alive was forged in the face of practical adversity, after lead singer Channy Leaneagh suffered a serious back injury after falling off her roof clearing ice around 18 months ago. The regular Poliça sound is intact, but the record is much richer, and features contributions from a wide range of fellow musicians, from The National’s Aaron Dessner to Bon Iver. 
Added to site: Tuesday 8th October 2019

Stereolab
Margerine Eclipse (Expanded Edition)

Have you not had enough Stereolab this year? Fresh from their box ticking international touring exploits the band now re-issue their 8th album Margerine Eclipse with a bonus disc of rare tracks. The album was a tribute to vocalist Mary Hansen who had been killed the previous year in a cycling accident. Though they soldier on with intent, it has to be said that the band's harmonies have never been the same since Hansen departed both the band and earth. Truly a shocking loss.      

Stereolab
Sound-Dust (Expanded Edition)

Fresh from going through the motions at a venue near you this year, Stereolab have re-issued their seventh studio album Sound-Dust with a host of bonus tracks. This was the last album to feature Mary Hansen and it was recorded in Chicago with Jim O'Rourke and John McEntire at the helm. Nothing to Do with Me contains lyrics taken from Chris Morris sketches which is something for your ear to hold onto as you wade through the experimental kraut rock and tropicalia-influenced songs. 

Marble Arch
Children Of The Slump

Yann Le Razavet’s Marble Arch project first came to wider prominence back in 2015, when fashion designer Hedi Slimane selected his music for his Saint-Laurent Paris sessions shoot. His indie-inflected bedroom-pop sound has mutated and evolved since to give us Children of the Slump, which Le Razavet credits as his “first real album”. 

Lustmord
First Reformed

First Reformed is a film by  Paul Schrader of Taxi Driver script writing fame. The task of scoring the film fell to Welsh electronic musician, Lustmord. Lustmord has been prolific since the early ‘80s and has released music on labels such as Touch, Hydra Head and Blackest Ever Black. This is released on Vaultworks, a new imprint which is a joint venture between Lustmord and Cargo Records.

Juliana Hatfield
Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police

American cult icon Juliana Hatfield continues her planned series of cover albums of artists that had a formative influence on her in her youth, with this 12-track tribute to The Police. While they’ve often been unfashionable, Sting’s former outfit wrote songs of great thoughtfulness and humanity, elements which Hatfield brings out with her own style on Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police. 

Oliver Spalding
Novemberism

Set your watches as November is on its way and it could well be a perfect time to listen to this debut LP by Oliver Spalding. He says that Novemberism is about being as miserable all the year round as you are in November which is a terrible thought. His music though could help soothe your worry and is R&B influenced electronic melancholy with nods towards Bjork and New Order.

Antoinette Konan
Antoinette Konan

Originally released in 1986, the self-titled debut from Ivorian musician Antoinette Konan was based almost entirely around the ahoko instrument - which adorns the album’s front cover. It’s often credited with bringing new energy to the African country’s Baoulé scene, and is presented here via Awesome Tapes From Africa on vinyl and CD. 

Scorn
Cafe Mor

A long-time side-project offshoot from Napalm Death but now a solo vehicle for Mick Harris, Scorn returns for the first time since 2010 and with a new album, Cafe Mor. Full of his trademark cavernous bass and deep explorations into dub, the record features a surprising collaboration with Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson! 

Dead Meadow
Feathers

Just what you've been waiting for is a re-issue of the fourth full length studio album by Washington DC rockers Dead Meadow. It blends heavy psych sounds with British influences streaming through from the likes of the Cure and the Stone Roses. This re-issue is an exact replica of the original album but this time comes with a bonus CD of rarities. 

Jane Weaver
Loops In The Secret Society

Here comes Manchester chanteuse Jane Weaver with a project that sees her re-work elements from her last two studio albums The Silver Globe and Modern Kosmology, interspersed with brand new ambient pieces over two slabs of vinyl. Loops In The Secret Society is a product of the mesmerising British tour that Jane Weaver kicked off in October last year which saw the source material expanded and reworked. 

Lord Mantis
Universal Death Church

Self-described as “blackened sludge dealers” on their official website, Lord Mantis have reunited in the aftermath of the tragic death of drummer Bill Bumgardner. With new recruit Bryce Butler in his stead, Universal Death Church finds the band in outrageously loud and defiant form, fusing gigantic metal riffs with industrial-influenced ambience. 

The Hit Parade
The Golden Age of Pop

Pop. What even is it? Many different things to many different people but the pop The Hit Parade talk about is the 60s sort of jangling guitars, melodic vocals and lovelorn lyrics. They have made it their life's work to try to recreate this sound on something of a shoestring. The Golden Age of Pop is their latest burst of activity and comes with a free comic (about pop naturally). 
Added to site: Monday 7th October 2019

Yann Tiersen
Portrait

Yann Tiersen is a French composer and musician. He is perhaps best known for his soundtrack to the film, Amélie. His new album, Portrait, contains 25 reworked tracks from his career so far. The album also includes collaborations with John Grant, Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals, Blonde Redhead and Stephen O’Malley from Sunn O))). The vinyl versions come with a bonus 7” single including two exclusive tracks.

The Prefects
Going Through The Motions

The Prefects were a Birmingham punk band who operated in the last two years of the 1970s. They featured Robert Lloyd who would go on to for The Nightingales with several other members of The Prefects. Going Through The Motions collects together their best stuff for the first time as a full length LP. It includes a live version of the Modern Lovers classic, She Cracked.

Steve Reid
Rhythmatism

Soul Jazz do the decent thing and re-issue Rhythmatism, the second album from drummer extraordinaire Steve Reid. You may know him from his later work with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) but Steve Reid has worked with everyone from Sun Ra to Miles Davis to Fela Kuti *and* he's ben in jail? Have you? Actually don't answer that question. Also in a clever twist Soul Jazz just about describes the contents of this 1976 era album.  

Cunts
Cunts

I suppose it was only a matter of time before there was a band called Cunts. This lot are from Los Angeles and are made up from members of the bands Festival Of Dead Deer, Retox, Dead Cross, Hepa.Titus, Orphan Goggles, Virginia Reed, Kill The Capulets, Planet B and Qui. Their reason for giving themselves such a name is to fly in the face of all the ridiculous nonsense that people in positions of power seem to get away with saying these days. Totally unapologetic, their self-titled debut album serves as a soundtrack to the demise of society, albeit self-inflicted.
Added to site: Saturday 5th October 2019

Lady Gaga
ARTPOP

ARTPOP (must be in caps!) was the third album by Lady Gaga, from way back in 2013 when the world was still relatively normal. She began recording the album whilst recovering from an injury sustained whilst touring her previous album Born This Way. Perhaps she decided to emulate Iggy Pop circa Metallic K.O. Contains the singles Applause, Do What U Want and G.U.Y.

Holy Fuck
Deleter

Deleter is the fifth album by Canadian Electronica band with the naughty name, Holy Fuck.The album goes from reletively minimal sounds to rapturous crescendo via krautrock’s motorik beats to deep house. Features guest performances from Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, Angus Andrew of Liars and Nick Allbrook from Aussie band Pond.
Added to site: Friday 4th October 2019

Liz Lawrence
Pity Party

Liz Lawrence is one half of electro-pop duo Cash + David (She’s David) and has collaborated with London indie band Bombay Bicycle Club, who have in turn worked on her music. Pity Party is her latest album, and this is a truly solo venture. As well as writing and performing it all, she forced herself into the producer’s chair for the first time, an initially uncomfortable seat which ultimately reaped great rewards.

Rothko
Refuge for Abandoned Souls

Rothko have been making their bass-led ambience since 1998 and are a revolving cast of musicians circling around leader Mark Beazley. Their last album buried their basses in haunted ambience and was their darkest album to date. With titles like The Day After Your Death, Refuge for Abandoned Souls promises not to be a barrel of laughs but life isn't particularly laughable right now and that's why we need bands like Rothko more than ever.  

Benoît Pioulard
Sylva

I'm worried on seeing Benoît Pioulard described in the press release as a 'veteran'. It seems he's only just got started. The Seattle native has always been one for a concept and this album sees him complement a linen book of Polaroid SX70 photographs with new music which is mostly instrumental but contains two stand out vocal pieces. His music is always beautifully immersive and we have no doubt this will be no different. 

Günter Schickert & Peter Unsicker
Mauerharfe

With help from fellow native gallerist Peter Unsicker, krautrock pioneer Günter Schickert once upon a time dreamed up 'Mauerharfe' - a cold war-born eerie and atmospheric piece. Now, around 30 years since its original conception and release, their brainchild returns along with a handful of previously unreleased content.  

Television
The Blow-Up

Recorded at CBGBs in 1978 The Blow Up is a double live LP of Television at their most raw and fiery. It sees the babd rip through songs from their classic Marquee Moon and a couple from follow up Adventure in a manner capturing a spontaneity perhaps lacking on the albums. The improvised passages and extended version of Bob Dylan's Knocking on Heaven's Door are electric. Essential listening.  

Sin Fang
Sad Party

Sing Fan (aka Sindri Már Sigfússon) is an Icelandic alt-rock pioneer, returning with bittersweet experimental pop album 'Sad Party'. Recorded by Sigfússon alone in an old wooden studio in Reykjavík, this is a highly introspective piece - which builds in pace, before a melancholic conclusion creates an ambiguous ending.

Pete Astor and the Holy Road
Paradise

Here is a re-issue of Pete Astor's third solo album following on from his stints in indie-pop legends the Loft and the Weather Prophets. It sees Astor gather around him some of the finest UK musicians for some classic English guitar pop that was predictably ignored in his home country but did very well indeed in France.   

Blossoms
Foolish Loving Spaces

As a 'celebration of love' in all its guises, Blossoms return with their most mature offering to date - 'Foolish Loving Spaces'. As the five-piece's fifth album, tracks are characterised by their trademark harmonies between intertwining arcade synths and twitchy guitars. Highly anticipated stuff from one of biggest modern day indie wave-makers.

David Gray
White Ladder

David Gray’s massively successful fourth album, White Ladder, is getting a 20th anniversary reboot. Remastered and in a number editions including luxury 4LP and 2CD sets. Just in case you can’t remember which album this is, it’s the one with Babylon, This Year’s Love and Sail Away on.
Added to site: Thursday 3rd October 2019

Kyle Eyre Clyd
Eggshell

Marcia Bassett's (Zaimph/Double Leopards/Hototogisu/GHQ) Brooklyn based Yew Recordings presents a limited CD run of a new album from Kyle Eyre Clyd, the recording nom-de-plume of Alabama-based multimedia artist Kyle Kessler. Eggshell is a piece of work that will mean different things to each person who hears it - anguish or relief, pain or healing, tension or relaxation. Kessler plays bowed metal, ARP 2600, test oscillators, Paia theremin, DIY synth and pedal effects with Peter Bowling on bass, cello and violin.
  • CD (YEW 10)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Limited edition

Sparks
Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins

Sparks have done many great things over the course of their forty plus years in show business none of which was the title of this their sixteenth album originally released in 1994. It was their first album in six years which is a long time for these prolific brothers so it was gratefully lapped up by both long term fans and those who had come to the band courtesy of the Brit-pop likes of Pulp and Suede who both had a bit of Sparks showmanship in their bones. 

Great Grandpa
Four of Arrows

Representing the concept of rest in the Wildwood tarot deck, Four of Arrows is the keenly anticipated sophomore effort from Seattle indie act Great Grandpa. Compared to their debut record Plastic Cough a couple of years back, this record is a reflection of the introspection and maturity that geographical relocation has afforded the band. 

Lapalux
Amnioverse

Essex producer Stuart Howard, AKA Lapalux, returns to the Flying Lotus-owned Brainfeeder label for his fourth album, Amnioverse. The title comes from blending amniotic sac and universe and based on a cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth. Howard has also released music through Ninja Tune and Pictures Music.

Gengahr
Sanctuary

Since they emerged in the middle of this decade, Gengahr have been one of the more slow-burning bands of the British guitar scene, their understated and gently melodic sound outlasting many other Next Big Things. Sanctuary, their third album, brings in Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman on production, and promises their most fully-fleshed sound so far. 

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