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We've been so caught up with Record Store Day that we haven't had chance to update you on all the latest pre-orders that are up on the site. Truth is, there are loads so we've put them all into one massive batch for your easi-browse through them. 
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18+
Collect

Once anonymous duo 18+ return to Houndstooth for their sophomore album following 2014’s Trust. Recording and collaborating split between Berlin and Honolulu Justin Swinburne and Samia Mirza pour this separation into their work together. Sonically sounding like The Streets with a contemporary trap twist.

Adult Jazz
Earrings Off!

After their success with Gist Is in 2014, gaining adoration from Bjork and David Byrne (not the worst fans you could have) Adult Jazz have taken pages from their experimental endorsees and moved way into leftfield electronic experimentation. Bizarre off-kilter synths and horns coupled with unnerving vocal processing.. They’ve found the perfect place to release with as well with Tri-Angle records.

Alexis Taylor
Piano

Alexis Taylor steps away from the pop star spotlight of Hot Chip (or indeed the improv lamplight of About Group) for a subtle solo album in a shaded corner. Piano was recorded by Alexis alone, with just his voice and a grand piano, both untreated by effects. New songs and reimagined old ones alike. What a lovely, simple record. On Moshi Moshi.

Amp Studio
Uncertainty Principles

Amp Studio is a solo spin-off from the main Amp project. Uncertainty Principle is the result of a prolonged dig through the archives, leading to a mixture of unheard old tracks and brand new material whisked up from the remnants of the old. That’s 2 CDs worth of varied ambiences, assembled with a close ear for detail. Released by Ampbase.

Bracken
High Passes

Excitement alert. Brand new album from Chris Adams (Hood/Downpour/On Fell etc) under his Bracken moniker. Now you will all remember that his previous album 'Exist/Resist' won our coveted Album of the Year award in 2014, previous to that he released his debut 'We Know About the Need' on Anticon and go even further back in time you'll remember his group Hood with albums such as 'Cold House' (2001). This new opus is an incredibly diverse and ambitious work spread over 2LPs showcasing his distinctive brand of hip-hop influenced electronic production skills and heartfelt song craft. 

Charalambides
Strangle The Wretched Heavens

Charalambides are Tom and Christina Carter, and they have been exploring obscure regions of psychedelic improvised guitar for many years now. The deep jams of Strangle The Wretched Heavers were recorded in the mid-1990’s, and yet have retained their special feeling to this very day. Pressed to 180g vinyl and released by Drawing Room Records, along with a fold-out poster.

Charalambides
Glowing Raw

Charalambides are Tom and Christina Carter, and they have been exploring obscure regions of psychedelic improvised guitar for many years now. This is the first time that Glowing Raw has been issued on vinyl, and it sounds all the more enveloping for it. Released by Drawing Room Records, along with a fold-out poster.

Chris Cohen
As If Apart

Chris Cohen has played with Deerhoof, Cryptacise, Cass McCombs and plenty more, but here he leads proceedings himself. As If Apart is a lovely set of gentle guitar-led pop, somewhat in the vein of a classic San Francisco 70’s rock songwriter LP. Strong songs, but more importantly a lovely feel throughout. On Captured Tracks.

Cold Pumas
The Hanging Valley

This is the first we’ve heard from Cold Pumas in quite a while: their debut album was released 4 years ago. Now with a slightly tweaked line-up, the band remain in fine form, and The Hanging Valley charges forwards with as much kraut-motorik power as they ever had. Co-released by Faux Discx and Gringo Records.

Colder
Goodbye

Colder, the electronics project of Marc Nguyen Tan, hereby releases 2 albums of new material simultaneously! The Rain and Goodbye both have their origins in recordings for Trevor Jackson’s Output label, but have different vibes. The Goodbye is the more dancefloor-oriented of the pair, being laden with slick pulsing rhythms. Released by Bataille.

Colder
The Rain

Colder, the electronics project of Marc Nguyen Tan, hereby releases 2 albums of new material simultaneously! The Rain and Goodbye both have their origins in recordings for Trevor Jackson’s Output label, but have different vibes. The Rain is the moodier of the pair, with songcraft that explores noirish textures and cold stares. Released by Bataille.

David Bowie
ChangesOneBowie

ChangesOneBowie was the first David Bowie retrospective to be released and contained his best material from 1969 - 1976. It is reissued on vinyl and CD to mark the 40th anniversary of its original release. The compilation highlights how, in just seven years, Bowie was able to reinvent his sound and style several times.

David Bowie
Live Santa Monica '72

Witness David Bowie performing some of his very best early material in this 1972 live recording. It’s a fairly phenomenal set, including lots of Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust, as well as a cherished Velvet Underground cover. Formerly distributed as a bootleg but recorded to radio-broadcast-grade standards, Live Santa Monica ‘72 is now officially released as a double LP set.

David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (The Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture is the video documentation of the legendary final gig of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust period: the one where he surprised everyone, including The Spiders From Mars, by closing the whole thing down. Needless to say, it's a pretty special show, and the soundtrack audio is presented here on 2 LPs.

David Grubbs
Prismrose

Thinker and guitarist David Grubbs presents six mostly instrumental pieces for electric guitar on Primrose. Half of the album also features the highly combustible drumming of Eli Keszler, and the tracks performed include a setting of a Walt Whitman poem and an arrangement of the 14th century maestro Guillame de Machaut! How’s that eh? On Blue Chopsticks.

Death in Vegas
Transmission

Death In Vegas return with their first album in 5 years, and it’s a big one: Transmission’s vinyl edition fills 3 records. Here, main Vegas man Richard Fearless enlists the vocal assistance of artist / actress Sasha Grey, giving a human presence to the detached drones and pounding techno beats. Released by the Drone label.

Deerhoof
The Magic

Deerhoof went from the first ideas of The Magic to the finished album in just 7 days, and that sense of frenzied immediacy is tangible in the fresh flavours of the music. As ever, the band deftly navigate a busy landscape of musical styles, often managing to follow experimental avenues and rock out at the same time. Fun times, on Upset The Rhythm.

Eluvium
Life Through Bombardment Vol. 2

Essential stuff for the Eluvium completists out there. Following on from 2009’s Volume 1, this new Life Through Bombardment Vol. 2 box-set contains everything that was released by Eluvium in the last 7 years (that’s 4 albums, with corresponding B-sides and rarities), as well as some stuff that wasn’t released: a whole album’s worth of previously unreleased material is also here. Lusciously-presented 7LP set.

Field Harmonics
Corners

Field Harmonics is a project that pairs the young voice and songs of Bryony Williams with the soundcraft of Rob Glover, of epic45. Corners is their second album of bright, bold electro-pop, with plenty of attention paid to texture. Although make no mistake, this is full-blown pop, not a set of ambient dabblings. On Wayside And Woodland Recordings.

Garbage
Strange Little Birds

Garbage are back with a new full-length album, their sixth! They’ve retained their anthemic 90’s alt-rock sound: in fact, the band have suggested that this album found them going right back to first principles, rather than “fussing over” their sound too much. Strange Little Birds, their first album in 4 years, is released by the band’s very own label, STUNVOLUME.

Goat
I Sing in Silence

The frenzied Scandinavian crew who go by the name of Goat are getting just a little less frenzied with their new material, chiefly by moving mostly to acoustic instruments. I Sing In Silence is awash with flutes and wooden percussion, all tethered to a lovely vocal melody. This is laid-back psychedelic music of a high order. 7” single on Rocket.

Homeboy Sandman
Kindness for Weakness

Fresh from a collaborative EP with Aesop Rock (who also guests here), MC Homeboy Sandman drops another solo joint on us, his first since 2014. Kindness For Weakness put his lyrical flow up front and centre, where he examines his own psyche with wit and insight. The beat tracks are plenty funky too. Out on Stones Throw.

J Dilla
Jay Love Japan

Plenty of J Dilla material coming through at the moment: this set was initially released in 2008, but in such a slim edition that few heard it. Shame, as Jay Love Japan is A-grade Dilla, split halfway between instrumentals and tracks boosted by vocals from Blu, Exile and the like. Reissue on Vintage Vibez.

Jose Gonzalez with yMusic
Chamber Ensemble arrangements of songs from Vestiges & Claws

Chamber Ensemble arrangements of songs from Vestiges & Claws delivers precisely on the promise of its title, with New York group yMusic taking Jose Gonzalez’s soft, warm, folky melodicism and adding subtle orchestral shadings. They manage to work with the tone of the original material while also going somewhere altogether new. 7” vinyl release on Peacefrog.

Kate Jackson
British Road Movies

After The Long Blondes’ untimely disbansion in 2008 Kate Jackson went on to working on her solo career, forming the Kate Jackson Group, working in The Wrong Moves and The Wilsons, as well working with Bernard Butler of Suede. British Road Movies is the result of the Jackson/Butler collaborations, and it has been a long wait. The result is a collection of cinematic alt-pop songs which would fit perfectly with any road movie.

Let's Eat Grandma
I, Gemini

Norwich duo Let’s Eat Grandma have their debut album to show to you. I, Gemini is a release with a love of texture at its heart: a very wide variety of instrumentation (mandolin, synths, harmonica) has been used here to keep these poppy tracks highly interesting. Some new sound seems to be hiding behind every corner! Released by Transgressive.

Lucifer (Mort Garson)
Black Mass

UK EXCLUSIVE! From the label that brought us reissues from Ruth White and a live LP from Coil's Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson comes a long overdue official reissue of Mort Garson's cult 1971 occult synth fantasy 'Black Mass'. Blackened timbres meet trippy modulations from the dark side of the Moog. Reissued on 180g vinyl complete with download code. Recommended for fans of BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Ghostbox, Stelvio Cipriani, Death Waltz, John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi, Goblin, early Italian library music/ horror synth soundtracks etc.
  • Vinyl LP (BMR 06)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Mala
Mirrors

Mirrors is the result of South London’s Mala taking an extended stay in Peru, soaking up the crucial rhythms of the local music. He incorporates recordings of flutes, tap-dancers and percussion into his electronic bass music, successfully giving equal respect and weight to both traditions: none of the patronising approaches of ‘world music’ here. CD or DJ-friendly 3LP set on Brownswood Recordings.

Mark Pritchard
Under The Sun

Under the Sun is the hugely anticipated solo album from Mark Pritchard, his first in 5 years. Features guest performers Beans from Anti-Pop Consortium, Thom Yorke, Linda Perhacs, and Bibio. Opening with ‘?’ which was initially released 7 years ago, moving through abstract glitches and anolog synth drones Pritchard is still up there as a great experimenter.

My Morning Jacket
It Still Moves (Deluxe Edition)

My Morning Jacket’s southern indie rock classic It Still Moves was first released in 2003, and is here reissued in truly deluxe style. The original record (some say the band’s finest) has been remastered, and is accompanied by 10 of Jim James’ demoes and another 3 tracks, previously unreleased, from the album sessions. 2 CDs or 4 LPs, on ATO Records.
  • Vinyl LP box set (ATO0299LP)
  • £64.99 £51.99 (saving: £13.00)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Olafur Arnalds
Late Night Tales

Sensitive neo-classical pianist and composer Olafur Arnalds welcomes the listener into his musical taste with this latest edition of the Late Night Tales series. His mix combines plenty of different styles, and includes exclusive tracks from Arnór Dan, Arnalds himself, and actor David Tennant! Both CD and vinyl versions are mixed, but come with download codes for the unmixed original tracks.

Pantha du Prince
The Triad

German techno producer Pantha Du Prince is known for his conceptual mimal works on Dial and Rough Trade. He return to Rough trade with his first album since 2010, working on the concept of collaboration and humanising his music. The Triad has many collaborative efforts on it with Queens, Joachim Schultz and Kassian von Troyer.

Pentagram Home Video
Who's Out There?

Pentagram Home Video walk, or creep along, a similar path to Pye Corner Audio but have a darker edge - swathes of analogue synths that provide a dystopian soundtrack to an ‘80s film that doesn’t exist with ocassional touches that recall early Depeche Mode. Who’s Out There? is limited to 400 copies worldwide, pressed on 180gm black vinyl.

PJ Harvey
The Hope Six Demolition Project

The Hope Six Demolition Project is the ninth album by PJ Harvey. It is her first album since 2011’s Mercury Music Prize winning Let England Shake. The songs were created in sessions that were open to the public as part of an art installation at London’s Somerset House in 2015.  From snippets we’ve heard it sounds like she has returned to the punchy and riff-heavy indie-rock of albums such as Dry, Rid of Me and Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea. Should be good then!

Prince
Prince

The vinyl reissue of Prince’s 1979 eponymous second album was planned before His Royal Badness sadly passed away. This gives fans and newcomers alike a chance to hear the Minneapolis musical polymath in his early days . The album contains I wanna Be Your Lover, his first big hit. Pressed on 140g vinyl.

Public Service Broadcasting
The Race For Space / Remixes

In news that gladdens all of our hearts, Britain's worst band* get the remix treatment from lots of actual good bands. Field Music, Dutch Uncles, Maps, Vessels and others take the cash to try and bring some interest to the post rock/lazily slapped on samples. Probably the final nail in the coffin for music as we know it but an alarming number of otherwise sane and good tasted people are fully on board with this lot and find our despair unfathomable.Maybe it's just us.  *maybe

Pye Corner Audio / Dalhous
Run for the Shadows EP

The Run For The Shadows EP is a split between Dalhous and Pye Audio Corner, each providing a pair of new tracks. Pye is orientated towards dark dancefloors, while Dalhous produce real songs. Though both artists, it must be said, have an incredible ear for textures you could almost reach out and touch. The 12” is released by Lapsus Records.

Raime
Tooth

The second album from Raime lands with a bang: 8 tracks of precision-tooled bass-shudder and industrial wobble. Tooth feels like it has a huge amount of power kept tightly under control, the spindly guitar lines and post-dancehall dynamics acting as a straightjacket, keeping the tension high. A strong return, out on Blackest Ever Black.

Sepalcure
Folding Time

Second full-length album statement from from the production duo Sepalcure. The pair have been exploring solo ventures in the last few years (as Braille and Machinedrum respectively), but it's good to seem them together again, throwing out bouncy-sleek rhythms and shiny synths precision-designed for dancefloor joy. On Hotflush Recordings.

Simon Scott
Floodlines

Cambridge based multi instrumentalist Simon Scott has releases on 12K, Miasmah and As International, as well as being the drummer in Slowdive. Floodlines was recorded live at Cafe Oto in London, and plays on themes regarding nature and technology. Washes of warm noise and manipulated field samples, definitely check out if you like Fennesz, or Thomas Köner.

Tanya Donelly
Swan Song Series

Tanya Donelly founded Throwing Muses. And also The Breeders. And also Belly. So she certainly knows what she is doing when it comes to left-of-the-mainstream songwriting. Most of the contents of Swan Song Series were previously released as digital EPs: now they are gathered together in this attractive 3CD / 3LP set. On American Laundromat.

Tarentel
From Bone To Satellite (Deluxe Expanded Edition)

Originally released, and very quickly sold out, in 1999 now finally repressed by the guys at Temporary Residence. If you’re a fan of Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Dorena you’ll love this. Includes the remastered original 7 tracks plus 6 bonus tracks of unreleased and rare material. A fair whack of instrumental post-rock for you.

The Pop Group
The Boy Whose Head Exploded

The Boy Whose Head Exploded is a document of the live sound of The Pop Group at the time of their For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? Peak. Fierce, harshly funky, and scouringly political. As well as the audio (on CD or picture disc), this release also has archival video footage, mostly unreleased. On Freaks R Us.

Torn Hawk
Union and Return

Torn Hawk is the project of Luke Wyatt, who is responsible for every single sound on this record. Union and Return sounds quite a lot like video game music to these ears: possible to accompany an adventure set in the digitally rendered sky-city of the cover art? Either way, it’s an atmospheric listen. Released by Mexican Summer.

Various
Cosmic Machine: The Sequel LP

A wide range of exciting experimental music is represented on Cosmic Machine’s The Sequel, which compiles some choice pieces of French space-jams from the 70’s and 80’s. Not many of the artists will be familiar to the average listener (Moon Birds? Arpadys?), but a few spins will reveal their forward-looking groove wonder. On Because Music.

Various
BOOMBOX: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979-82

Soul Jazz continue to do what they do best. BoomBox compiles a load of the small independent beat makers that made up the first wave of hip hop between 1979-1982. This is the sound most will know as Old School. Featuring the likes of Master Jay, Portable Patrole, The Willie Wood Crew, Count Coolout, and Bramsam.

William Tyler
Modern Country

William Tyler’s music actually is a kind of Modern Country: although his songs are instrumental, and thus not about your wife leaving you, they feel essentially of contemporary rural America. His backing band is fantastic here, including Glenn Kotche of Wilco and frequent Jim O’Rourke collaborator Darin Grey. On Merge.