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Right, let's get through this thing. Bloody January eh? Freezing cold and wondering where your life is going. Well cheer up, we have the latest exciting records you can buy this year.   
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Aksak Maboul
Un peu l'Ame des bandits

Listen back to the early roots of the Crammed Discs label, with this essential album by Aksak Maboul, the Belgian avant-rock group lead by label-runner Marc Hollander and also featuring such luminaries as Fred Frith and Chris Cutler of Henry Cow! Un peu ‘Ame des bandits is an amazing smorgasbord of a listen, spiralling through ambient, punk, turkish, tango and various avanty genres with breathtaking agility. Reissued, with bonus previously unreleased tracks, by Crammed Discs.
  • Vinyl LP (CRAM002LP)
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  • Last copy

Australian Testing Labs
Music for Aircooled Motoring

Australian Testing Labs, whoever they are, apparently designed this album to accompany the in-motion sounds of a specific kind of VW van: Music For Aircooled Motoring will blend with the engine and road-rumble frequencies to form a vivid sound experience. But don’t worry if you don’t have a 1981 VW van, because this set of kraut / komische movement music also sounds great at home. Out on Polytechnic Youth on orange vinyl.

Brigid Mae Power
The Two Worlds

Irish artist Birgid Mae Power follows up her 2016 self-titled LP with The Two Worlds. Her expressive voice, gently warbling with more than a little Americana, could as well be likened to Grace Slick as to Elizabeth Fraser, although neither capture her entirely. On the excellent lead single ‘Don’t Shut Me Up (Politely)’ she sounds weary, indignant and assertive against misogynistic conceit, singing over droning guitar and a dusty, rumbling drum section.

Car Seat Headrest
Twin Fantasy

Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo originally recorded Twin Fantasy as a nineteen year old, but it remained unfinished. Not because he didn’t want to finish it, but because didn’t know how to. Now, with his band in tow, the use of a proper studio, and most importantly, time, he’s managed to complete the album he always wanted to make. Painstakingly deconstructing and reconstructing, (8 months was spent mixing the drums!) Twin Fantasy serves as the perfect follow-up to 2016's Teens Of Denial. This time there’s been no interruption from Rik Ocasek either.

Cavern Of Anti-Matter
Hormone Lemonade

Tim Gane's Cavern Of Anti-Matter return with their third studio album continuing their journey into the bowels of kraut rock by way of modular synths and homemade drum machines. Hormone Lemonade still has the loose improvised feel that will be familiar to those in awe of their previous offerings. 

Ceramic Hobs
Black Pool Legacy

The great thing about the success of Sleaford Mods is that it has given Harbinger Sound the funds to release some of the more out there music made on these shores. It's therefore no surprise that they've turned their attention to Ceramic Hobs a bonkers psychedelic outfit out of Blackpool who have been scaring people since 1985. The fact that this compilation was selected and sequenced by Philip Best (Consumer Electronics) tells you that this is pretty far out and sense shredding stuff.    

Chris Carter
The Spaces Between

Grey vinyl re-press of the Optimo re-issue of this classic piece of electronic music history originally released on Throbbing Gristle's own imprint. The sad bit is that it only contains six out of the thirteen tracks. The good bit is that this is essential early electronica that was decades ahead of it's time so you'll want to own it on wax. 
  • Vinyl LP (OMCC01)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Chris Carter
Chemistry Lessons Volume 1

The synth-king of Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey and Carter Tutti Void presents a solo album, his first for seventeen years! Chemistry Lessons Volume 1 has a sort of vintage flavour, with old-school electronics weaving around almost folk-esque melodies. It’s got twenty-five tracks too, so plenty of Carter to feast on. Released by Mute.
  • Vinyl Double LP (STUMM415)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

David Byrne
American Utopia

David Byrne returns with his first solo record since 2004, American Utopia features an extensive list of collaborators that include Oneohtrix Point Never, Jam City, Happa, Sampha as well as production from Brian Eno and Rodaidh McDonald. Modern producers with Byrne’s inimitable positivity, these are set to be some modern classics.

Django Django
Marble Skies

Art rockers Django Django have established themselves as one of Britain’s more original bands. From their unpigeonholable eponymous debut to it’s follow-up Born Under Saturn they have mashed genres together to make a sound all of their own. Their new album Marble Skies, like their debut, is a more lean affair than Born Under Saturn, but doesn’t fail to explore new territory.  

Dr. John
The Sun, Moon & Herbs

Recorded in London but with a New Orleans spirit, “The Sun, Moon & Herbs” arrived towards the end of Dr. John’s voodoo-inspired period, its heavy, foggy atmosphere and nods to Cajun folklore capturing the magic and spirit of the city even from afar. Hypnotic percussion, invigorating choruses, and creepy-cum-beautiful snapshots of The Big Easy.  

Dwarves
Take Back the Night

Take Back The Night is the 12th studio album by legendary San Francisco via Chicago punks, Dwarves. As always they are helmed by Blag Dahlia and Hewhocannotbenamed and are joined by sometime members Sgt. Saltpeter and Rex Everything (aka Nick Oliveri formerly of Queens Of The Stoneage) and Josh Freese who has played drums for pretty much everyone at some point including The Vandals, Devo, Weezer and Guns N’ Roses.

Factory Floor
Heart Of Data / Babel

For Factory Floor's first record on their own H/O/D label, the band release two tracks inspired by the 1927 Fritz Lang classic of silent cinema and science fiction, Metropolis. 'Heart Of Data' and 'Babel' were culled from the score which the band wrote, and performed live in front of an awestruck Science Museum crowd in April of last year. Industrial modular synth rhythms and spacey, atmospheric textures ahoy. 12" on Heart Of Data.
  • Vinyl 12"
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Vinyl 12" (HOD001)
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Frankie Cosmos
Vessel

Frankie Cosmos leader and chief songwriter Greta Kline has an impressive 52 releases under her belt in just seven years. Vessel is her third under the Frankie Cosmos name and sees her looking back at the effect this artistically prolific time has had on her through her particular brand of pleasingly melodic indie-pop. LP, CD and Cassette on Sub Pop, with a limited translucent blue vinyl version if you're quick!

Fu Manchu
Clone Of The Universe

Did you miss Fu Manchu? Well here they are, back again with their twelfth album after four years away. Clone Of The Universe is a fuzzed-up epic, particularly when it comes to the eighteen-minute goliath of a track that takes up all of side two. That track features none other than Alex Lifeson of Rush(!) as a very special guest. Very nice. Released by At The Dojo.

Goblin
Dawn of the Dead - Live in Helsinki 2017

Here's a recording of the time Italian progressive legends Goblin performed their much loved Dawn of the Dead soundtrack before a live studio audience in Helsinki in May 2017. This is a one time pressing of 1000 copies on a couple of different colours. Sure to be a future collectors item for fans of these soundtrack legends. 
  • Vinyl LP (SVART142B)
  • £25.49 £15.29 (saving: £10.20)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Heldon
Stand By

French outfit Heldon’s 1979 album ‘Stand By’ is being re-released on limited edition sky-blue vinyl, courtesy of Souffle Continu Records. It’s essentially a rock record, built on electronic equipment, and is filled with proggy doom, punk ‘tude and guitarist Richard Pinhas’ masterful axework.

Insecure Men
Insecure Men

The Dr. Jekyll to Fat White Family’s Mr. Hyde, Insecure Men sees Fat White-ers Saul Adamczewsi and Nathan Saoudi try their hand at some sort of Lynch-ian sugar-pop. While the ultra-low-budget sound nestles this record next to FWF’s Champagne Holocaust, Insecure Men has a nice woozy feel that sees it fit nicely into the Fat Possum stable.

Momus
Create I - Procreate: Remastered & Expanded Edition

Create I - Procreate: Remastered and Expanded by Momus collects together the Scottish singer/songwriter’s first three albums for Creation Records: The Poison Boyfriend (1987), Tender Pervert (1988) and Don’t Stop The Night (1989), with bonus tracks and liner notes by Momus himself and collaborator Anthony J Reynolds. The Poison Boyfriend was highly regarded by NME at the time of its release and has since been heralded as one of the best 100 albums of the 1980s. 3CD set on Cherry Red.

Monster Rally
Flowering Jungle

Their last album was bloody brilliant so we have high hopes for this one too. Their sound is a laid back easy listening take on exotica and Dilla ish sampledelia. Here they are inspired by the sounds of 50 years worth of nature documentaries which sounds a perfect fit for their lovely brand of gentle cut up lounge music.  

Moon Duo
Jukebox Babe / No Fun

This twelve-inch sees the Portland psychedelicists tackling a pair of proto-punk classics. Alan Vega’s Jukebox Babe stands as a tribute to the late Suicide singer. While this version retains the rockabilly skeleton of the track, it’s as if the song has been transplanted from Vega’s gritty New York habitat to the warm breezes of the West Coast. The Stooges’ No Fun also gets a more summery treatment, with evident trademarks of producer Sonic Boom. On standard black vinyl or limited-to-2000 white vinyl.

Nick J.D. Hodgson
Tell Your Friends

Say what you like about the Kaiser Chiefs, but the fact that their drummer wrote all of the songs was novel if nothing else. The tub-thumper in question Nick J.D. Hodgson left the group in 2012, but now he re-emerges with Tell Your Friends. His first solo LP demonstrates a more wide-ranging compositional palette than people might have expected. Lead singles ‘Suitable’ and ‘RSVP’ are lovely, chunky pop ditties ala recent Tame Impala.

Peanut Butter Wolf
My Vinyl Weighs A Ton

Peanut Butter Wolf’s debut, My Vinyl Weighs A Ton was originally released in 1999 and is regarded as one of the best independent hip-hop albums of the ‘90s. Peanut Butter Wolf, aka Californian producer, DJ and crate digger Chris Manak used guest rappers to provide the lyrics to his well constructed mix of beats and samples. Reissued 2LP on Manak’s own Stones Throw label.

Phobophobes
Miniature World

Debut LP from south London rock outfit Phobophobes, after a turbulent journey of interchanging managers and members, and the tragic death of guitarist George Bedford Russell. Often dark, sometimes abrasive, punctuated with macabre and witty lyrics. On Ra-Ra Rok, on standard vinyl or limited edition clear version with alternate artwork.

Ride
Tomorrow's Shore

They are well and truly back now aren't they? Totally rejuvenated. No need to mention the 'hat' years. Following up their recent rather successful album 'Weather Diaries' comes this 4 tracker with four brand new non album tracks including the recently unveiled old man banger 'Pulsar'. At this rate these  shoegazers could run and run.  

Ryuichi Sakamoto
async - Remodels

Japanese electronic music legend and former Yellow Magic Orchestra member Ryuichi Sakamoto's 2017 album 'async' graced numerous end of year lists. An all-star cast of remixers have been assembled to re-work the material in their own distinctive visions; Arca, Fennesz, Oneohtrix Point Never, Motion Graphics, Alva Noto, Yves Tumor, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Cornelius and S U R V I V E. 

Salad Boys
This Is Glue

Salad Boys impressed with their debut, Metalmania, back in 2015. A mere three years later the New Zealanders return with their second album, This Is Glue. It’s everything Metalmania was but more so - the hooks are hookier and their approach to the album is a more mature one. This is all good news for fans of REM, The Bats, The Clean, Yo La Tengo, The Feelies and Ultimate Painting, because this is a record you will like. If you act quickly you can get a limited edition powder pink coloured vinyl version, otherwise it’s black vinyl or CD.

Serge Gainsbourg
Intoxicated Man

First of all, what an astonishing title for an album. Intoxicated Man features classic Serge Gainsbourg material from the period 1958 to 1962, when our man was in his simmering, swaggering pomp. Intoxicated Man maps out a very particular style of cool, which Serge absolutely excels at. Double LP on Le Chant du Monde.

Shudder To Think
Ten Spot

Shudder to Think’s 1990 LP, the first that they dropped on Dischord, is put to wax once again here. In some senses - the palm-muted rhythms, the ferocious tub-thumping, Bad Brains-y squaws of guitar - it’s classic Dischord fare. In others - the theatrical flourishes that pepper each track, some strong glam influence, and a singer pitched somewhere between Kate Bush and Jeff Buckley - it is an outlier in the label’s discography. Worthy of exploration, this edition comes with new artwork by Heather Hendrix Russell.
  • Vinyl LP (DIS46V)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

Soccer Mommy
Clean

Soccer Mommy, aka Sophie Allison, a 20 year old from Nashville, has previously made some lovely mid-fi music that would please fans of Boston bands of the 1990s, as detailed on her recent compilation, Collection. Her proper debut album, Clean, gives her a bigger stage and bigger production values, but the songs remain true to her roots. Clean was produced by War On Drugs/Deerhunter producer, Gabe Wax.

Songs: Ohia
Travels in Constants

Under the Songs: Ohia moniker, Jason Molina released an untitled one song EP for a subscription series on Temporary Residence Records called Travels In Constants. The EP went under the radar, lost between the release of the albums Ghost Tropic and Didn’t It Rain. Now, released on vinyl as Travels In Constants EP, the 18-minute long title track featuring just Molina and an acoustic guitar, is paired with a another lost epic, Howler, which clocks in at 13 minutes.
  • Vinyl LP (TRR246LP)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Striƫ
Perpetual Journey

Having been silent since 2015’s Struktura, it’s a delight to witness a return from the secretive (though no longer anonymous) Strië. Her comeback EP, Perpetual Journey, charts the unfortunate and inhumane voyage of the dog Laika. It continues somewhat in the slow and reverberating collagist loopery of her previous work, only I daresay with production than ever.
  • Vinyl 12" (SERE014EP)
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Sun Kil Moon
Ghosts Of The Great Highway

Out of print for far too long, Ghosts of the Great Highway is a timely reminder of the power and emotion Mark Kozelek's music once had. This was his first 'group' record post Red House Painters and is seen as one of his best. With a band featuring Anthony Koutsos (Red House Painters), Tim Mooney (American Music Club), the album fine tunes Kozelek's previous poetic sadcore with a healthy dose of Americana. Vinyl reissue contains original bonus track 'Gentle Moon'. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (RTRADLP885)
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  • Last copy

Sun Ra
Of Abstract Dreams

It’s unlikely that the cosmos boasts many ensembles more hard-working or prolific than Sun Ra’s Arkestra, so it shouldn’t be surprising that quality recordings keep turning up decades after the fact. This release captures a mind-seventies session for Philadelphia’s WXPN FM. Sonny sticking to piano, debuting live favourite I’ll Wait For You, and throwing in the goofy Unmask the Batman among longer and more intense workouts. LP or CD, remastered from the original tapes.

Superorganism
Superorganism

Ok actual gonna-be-big record time. This hotly tipped million piece have already released two stellar singles and proved that not everything on Jools Holland is the worst music to blight humanity but now it's time to drop the big one. We are expecting multi-layered technicolour pop with nods to the Avalanches, Beck and Devo.  Hopes is high. 

The Breeders
All Nerve

Taking a break from their knitting for awhile, the Patti and Selma Bouvier of indie rock re-unite with the 'classic' era line up of the Breeders for their much anticipated first new album in a decade. Expect taut and lop-sided avant rock full of unusual melodies and that golden throated voice. How much better will it be than the last Pixies album? 

The Future Sound Of London
Lifeforms

It's excellent to see such a seminal work still deserving reissue treatment. Future Sound of London's 1994 masterpiece is a timeless collage of synthesised and environmental sounds, standing at the centre of the duo's vast contribution to electronic music history. If you don't already own it, time to make a change.
  • Vinyl Double LP (5778707)
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  • Last copy

The Housemartins
London 0 Hull 4

London 0 Hull 4 was the debut album by The Housemartins. It was originally released in 1986 and was where it all began for vocalist Paul Heaton and bass player Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim. Their mix of jangly guitar pop and thoughtful ballads saw singles such as Flag Day, Sheep and Think For A Minute flirt with the top 40 and Happy Hour reach a dizzying no.3. But that was back when people cared about the charts I guess. 180g vinyl reissue on Universal.

The Liminanas
Shadow People

Shadow People is the fifth album proper by Perpignan’s hazy psych-pop duo The Liminanas. Their sound is harks back to Serge Gainsbourg’s work with female vocalists such as Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin. Needless to say, then, that they exude cool. 180g vinyl LP, in a gatefold sleeve, and CD on Because Music.

The Men
Drift

The Drift is the seventh album in 8 years from New York’s The Men. It finds them back on Sacred Bones following a cathartic one-album hiatus. Rejuvenated and throwing everything they’ve learned during their period of re-self discovery in their new project makes The Drift a more experimental record which occasionally recalls their earlier, guitar driven work.

The Orielles
Silver Dollar Moment

The Orielles are a three-piece made up of a Post Office Christmas temp, and English Lit. student and an A-Level student. Despite their tender years, the trio have made a very enjoyable indie-pop record in Silver Dollar Moment. It is reminiscent of many bands you loved in the ‘80s and ‘90s, whilst maintaining a certain freshness. LP and CD on Heavenly

The Pharcyde
Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

The Pharcyde were arguably the West Coast’s answer to De La Soul, offering a cool alternative to the gangsta rap of the ‘90s. Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde was their debut album, originally released towards the end of 1992, it is now, as well as being Kanye West’s favourite piece of wax, firmly established as a hip-hop classic. 25th anniversary reissue on translucent blue and yellow vinyl.

Tindersticks
Simple Pleasure (Expanded Edition)

Simple Pleasures is the fourth album by Tindersticks, and a great example of the band’s mid-90’s songcraft. In fact, Simple Pleasures marks the beginning of a movement towards lighter songs, with more soul and gospel in them. This reissue adds twelve bonus tracks, including a remix by Adrian Sherwood. Double LP from Music On Vinyl.

Young Jesus
Young Jesus

The third LP from these LA post-punkers Young Jesus is a hyper eloquent affair reminiscent of Slint and Ought. Frequently tender, often wistful, occasionally raucous, S/T covers a lot of musical bases while still remaining a cohesive aesthetic hole. The singer’s voice is nice too, sounding like a less whiny version of the vocalist from Alt-J.