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Latest tapes for pre-order

Not only can you still buy tapes but you can also pre-order them. And it's probably a good idea too because of all the formats we sell here at Norman Records, tapes often have the most limited runs. So avoid the flippers and the throttlers and take a look below at our selection of rock, electronic and more available on that eight-inch tape.

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Added to site: Friday 28th February 2020

Istari Lasterfahrer
All Tracks Previously Unreleased On Tape

Breakcore pioneer Istari Lasterfahrer moves to the German-based V I S imprint, and makes his debut with a 60-minute mix on C-60 cassette. Like his scene colleague and now label-mate Christoph de Babalon’s recent release, All Tracks Previously Unreleased On Tape is a blur of jungle, hardcore and drum & bass. 
  • Tape (VISc11)
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Added to site: Thursday 27th February 2020

Winter
Endless Space (Between You & I)

Samira Winter delivers the third album of heady psychedelic shoegaze by her eponymous, bi-lingual indie band Winter via the Bar-None label. With lyrics as ever in both Portuguese and English, Endless Space (Between You & I) ought to see the talented songwriter and singer build up her profile even further. 
Added to site: Wednesday 26th February 2020

Shabazz Palaces
The Don Of Diamond Dreams

Shabazz Palaces were the first hip-hop group to sign for renowned grunge label Sub Pop, their debut album, Black Up (2011), was regarded by many as one of the best albums of the last decade. Ishmael Butler, once of Digable Planets is one half of this impressive duo. The Don of Diamond Dreams is their fifth album. It features contributions from Purple Tape Nate, Stas THEE Boss, Darrius Willrich, OCnotes and Carlos Overall.
Added to site: Monday 24th February 2020

No Age
Goons Be Gone

Their second album for Drag City and their sixth overall, Los Angeles noise-rock duo No Age present possibly their most luxuriantly loud album yet. Harking back to the EPs that first made their name at the end of the Noughties, Goons Be Gone gleefully piles self-recorded samples and basic, noisy riffs on top of one another. 
Added to site: Wednesday 19th February 2020

Man Man
Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between

Ryan Kattner takes his Man Man project out of deep-freeze for the project’s first album in half a decade. Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between is the project’s debut for Sub Pop, and over its 17 tracks achieves a level of intimacy and introspection that Kattner (a.k.a. Honus Honus) had only hinted at in the past. 

M-G Dysfunction
Complete Deletion

Norman Records has a vast and rich history of its employees making music as well as packing it or writing about it. M-G Dysfunction is the latest and comes from someone we'll call Fred M-G who, initially it seems, is ashamed of this work but dig a little deeper behind his touch exterior and I'd bet you he is rather proud of it.  It is a series of home recorded experiments that showcase a creative brain at work and has been compared to Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement and Carl Stone. 
  • Tape (dda008)
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Added to site: Monday 17th February 2020

Maserati
Enter The Mirror

Athens, Georgia instrumental rockers Maserati return with Enter The Mirror, their first album in 5 years. They’ve chosen John Congleton to produce this one, which could be a wise move given his history with fellow instrumental band, Explosions In The Sky. The guitar sound has been modelled on INXS and the drum sound on Phil Collins classic ‘80s sound, apparently. Make of that what you will. Fellow Athenian and former REM drummer Bill Berry makes a guest appearance.
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Added to site: Friday 14th February 2020

Celeste
Celeste

Celeste follows a string of EPs and singles with her eponymous debut album. The jazz / soul / R&B singer hails from Brighton. She got her break when a music manager spotted a song she’d uploaded to YouTube. Since then she has won over Lily Allen, releasing a single on her Bank Holiday label and her, now, label-mate Michael Kiwanuka. 
Added to site: Thursday 13th February 2020

Nokuit
Live at Cafe OTO

The 2018 debut live performance from ambient composer Nokuit was captured for posterity on this cassette release, Live At Cafe OTO. This 30-minute release sees Nokuit, along with Flora Yin-Wong, Ausschuss and Mun Sing, covering all of the territory he’s explored on his official studio output thus far. 
Added to site: Wednesday 12th February 2020

Flat Worms
Antarctica

Flat Worms return with their third album in around four years, and on Antarctica, the group’s already punishing sound continues to get harsher and more brutal. Recorded in just six days with the help of Ty Segall and Steve Albini, it seeks to provide bleak yet darkly humorous commentary upon the state of the world today. 
Added to site: Saturday 8th February 2020

Piper
Gentle Breeze

Piper were an early 1980s-era Japanese pop band who scored a hit with second album Summer Breeze in 1983. The remarkably similarly titled Gentle Breeze was its followed up released just a few months later and continued their ability to make a summery synthy funk sound that could allow you to think that you were at an L.A pool party. Brilliantly the sleeve art is of a snow covered vehicle. Remastered LP on red vinyl with white splatter. 
Added to site: Wednesday 5th February 2020

Sufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams
Aporia

Sufjan Stevens takes a step into the world of New Age music with Aporia. It is a collaborative album made with Lowell Brams of Carrie & Lowell fame who co-owns Asthmatic Kitty records and also happens to be Sufjan Stevens’ stepfather. What we have here is the soundtrack of a non-existent sci-fi film that takes its cues from the likes of John Carpenter, Wendy Carlos and Mike Oldfield. This isn't something Sufjan Stevens has made on quiet weekend when he had nothing else to do, this is a proper, fully realised work.
Added to site: Tuesday 28th January 2020

Sir Richard Bishop
Oneiric Formulary

The lofty American guitarist and experimentalist Sir Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls, Rangda et al.) or Sir Rick to his friends, returns after fives years of travel and exploration with Oneiric Formulary. It is his first album since the rather brilliant Tangier Sessions. His last two albums have been based around specific themes. Here the theme is much looser as he creates a collection of dream states, using different instruments on every track, drawing on different sounds from around the world.

J M S Khosah & Brassfoot
NCA SIN

The latest in a long series of limited edition cassettes from NCA Tapes imprint, NCA Sin again sees J M S Khosah, the Japanese producer who established the label, gracing ‘Side J’ of the tape and Brassfoot, his long-term collaborator and business partner, on the reverse ‘Side B’. 
  • Tape (NCASIN)
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Added to site: Friday 24th January 2020

SDEM
ZNS

Following releases for Opal Tapes, MEDS and CPU, SDEM lands on the Seagrave label where his twisted, neck-snapping NYC underground informed hip hop beats find the perfect home within the labels futuristic, B-Boy culture and graffiti aesthetics. As ever, these productions are top shelf, drawing on the artist's meticulous production skills, resulting in a gargantuan 21-track set that's rich in sonic details and nuance. Advanced sound design and computer music intersect with relentlessly infectious breaks on this collection of work spanning fifteen years. Compiled by The Fissure Family, mastered by Stefan Moerth and beautifully presented across two cassettes. Features artwork by modern graf legend SODA and a collaboration track with NHK yk koyxen. Includes download code for a choice of mp3 and lossless formats.
  • Tape (SR079)
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Added to site: Tuesday 21st January 2020

The Fear Ratio
They Can't Be Saved

Casual observers may not know the Fear Ratio but they are a collaboration between James Ruskin & Mark Broom both known for solo works and in collaboration with others. Together they make a sound which combines electronica, ambient and experimental works. Here on their third album they delve into broody dub landscapes and late night electronics as well as nod toward hip-hop and techno. Gonna be good we reckon.   
  • Tape (SKASSETTE007)
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Added to site: Wednesday 15th January 2020

Moaning
Uneasy Laughter

The 2018 self-titled debut album by LA trio Moaning rocked with echoes of goth and grunge running through its veins. For their new outing, Uneasy Laughter, on Sub Pop, they’ve put down the guitars and picked up, or stood in front of, synths and laid down some beats. It’s an album about going through anxiety in the modern age. Undoubtedly a bunch of people will find a friend in this LP.
Added to site: Friday 27th December 2019

Piper
Summer Breeze

Piper come from Japan. Summer Breeze was their second album and was originally released in 1983. Despite being from Japan and naming bands such as Camel and Wishbone Ash as influences, this sounds very much like the cover may suggest - light, funky pop from the shores of Florida. It was also inspired by Japanese acts such as Masayoshi Takanaka and Tatsuro Yamashita and YMO.