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Records you may have missed.

Stuff is easily missed in today's fast moving world but we are going to make things a little easier for you. Here's a list of some good stuff over the past few months that may well have passed you by. 

Hüsker Dü
Savage Young Dü

There's a very good chance that Husker Du are one of those 'you had to be there' bands as often listening to them now it's very hard to work out what the fuss was about. They regularly had one great song out of every five, are pretty straight down the line compared to the soon-to-be-big Husker's influenced Pixies.......view item »

Vangelis
Blade Runner

This is truly the greatest soundtrack ever created, the now legendary Vangelis-produced ‘Blade Runner’ OST has made a long awaited comeback to the world of vinyl and it is worth the wait. Interspersed with dialogue from the film itself which gives it an even more atmospheric quality, Greek compose...view item »

The Hanging Stars
Songs For Somewhere Else

I'm really getting frustrated by this album by Hanging Stars. When it's good it's particularly brilliant but they keep putting flies in my ointment preventing my full enjoyment of the album as a whole. There's certainly the sense that early on the band try too hard to be eclectic rather than maintain the exquisite moods they are capable of ...view item »

Ought
Room Inside the World

In 2015 I had one wish, and it was that the band Ought would release one record per year, with each one largely sounding the same as the last, ad nauseum, forever and all time. Such was the power of those first two Ought records. They needed not be entirely new -- drawing on the schematics of David Byrne, Mark E...view item »

Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese

Quite a collaboration here, between legendary US burlesque revivalist, model and occasional actor Dita Von Teese and naughty French synth-romancer Sébastian Tellier. Mutual admiration brought...view item »

The Gentleman Losers
Permanently Midnight

Oh the weird things that happen at Norman Records. I'm playing it on the headphones and at the exact same time someone is playing it in the office causing a strange dissonance. This isn't the first impressive thing about the Gentleman Losers though. The group made some much loved records in the early 2000's only to disappear completely. Now they...view item »

Carlton Melton
Mind Minerals

The truth at the heart of the matter is that if I listened to this whole Carlton Melton record right now I’d have chewed up a good hour plus of my work day, and also would be incapable of doing anything outside of the rhythm of particular, churning drumbeats. As such I’m giving ‘Mind Minerals’ a primer. To call it the ban...view item »

Coil
Astral Disaster Sessions Un/finished Musics

Coil's 1999 opus Astral Disaster is an often-overlooked highlight of their extensive discography, centring on sonically vast, emotionally deep Kosmische epics and punctuated with pithier statements. This release presents a brace of unheard tracks and mixes from the album sessions, including the lengthy Cosmic Disaster and a prom...view item »

The Soft Moon
Criminal

A good alternative soundtrack to Goldeneye 64, ‘Criminal’ is a tour de force in synthetic fury. With his usual mix of psychedelic clock-punching, electronic sheen and striking industrial aesthetic, Luis Vasquez takes his latest Soft Moon record as an opportunity to simply unleash. It’s a furious, futurist record that makes ange...view item »

Galaxians
Let The Rhythm In

If you’ve gone to many gigs in Leeds over the last five years, you’ve hopefully been lucky enough to have seen and danced to a set by Galaxians, the wonderful live disco-acid-house-funk duo (and sometimes trio). Now, a fully-fledged nine-track double LP studio album from them! What groovy delights. Let The Rhythm...view item »

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 Scien...view item »

Kyle Craft
Full Circle Nightmare

It’s glam. I don’t know how exactly but it is: there’s a dude wearing a hat on the front cover and Kyle Craft has a fuzzed-up hair thing going on. He’s about to answer a phone. His suit, a kind of mustard-white, is captivating. There’s a table. There are cards. The scene is set: it’s rock music for the world&r...view item »

Richmond Fontaine
Don't Skip Out on Me

Richmond Fontaine frontman Willy Vlautin has always spun a good yarn during live shows. His ability as a storyteller has made the page too. His first novel, The Motel Life, was published in 2006. Don’t Skip Out On Me is his 5th novel and will include a soundtrack. Here, soundtrack is available on 180g viny...view item »

SONIKKU
Diamond Dust

The Lobster Theremin conglomerate are making a concerted effort to make lobsters the official insignia of any music adjacent to Resident Advisor. I commend them for it; those things are cute. Their latest release on their lovely Lobster Sleep Sequence subsidiary comes from SONIKKU, who mixes early-rising melodies with the natural sounds of a syn...view item »

The Shins
The Worms Heart

The creative whizz behind The Shins, James Mercer had an itch he needed to scratch following the recording of their last album, Heartworms, and scratch it he did. He re-recorded the album, introducing acoustic guitars and a slower tempo to fast tracks and injecting the slower tracks with a bit of rock oomph. The Worms Heart was ...view item »

Silver Linings
Don't Make Tracks

Silver Linings have expanded to a three-piece since we last heard from them, which has added yet more funky-strength and depth to their modern electro-R&B sound. Don’t Make Tracks marks the band out as...view item »

Goat
Fuzzed In Europe

Masked myth-makers Goat have pulled all of the psych rock fables, playing its light pop version as paying tribute to its noisy, distorted hellscape. Fuzzed In Europe is a collection of six tracks pulled from endless recordings of their continental tour, deciding upon the ones that sounded estranged f...view item »

Zomby
Mercury’s Rainbow

Here’s Zomby’s homage to, and re-imagining of the pioneering Eskibeat sound created by Grime Godfather Wiley. The influence across the sixteen tracks is clear to hear, yet ‘Mercury’s Rainbow’ is still unmistakably a Zomby album - refracting Wiley’s template through his own laser/rav...view item »

Mark Van Hoen
Electronic Music (1982 - 1987)

Mark Van Hoen is the guy that went on to create such things as Seefeel and Locust but here we have an excellent collection of his home recordings from the 1980's when he was nobbut a lad living in Staffordshire. The tracks are from '82 to '87 vintage and they seem strangely out of time&n...view item »

GoGo Penguin
A Humdrum Star

A Humdrum Star is the second long-player from exponents of Jazz and electronica, GoGo Penguin. This is their second for Blue Note, following on from, A Man Made Object in 2016. The band were critically lauded for their set at SXSW earlier in the year and their 2014 album V2.0 was ...view item »

Model 500
No UFO's Remixes

Juan Atkins’ calling card to extraterrestrial life sounds as vital now as it did back in ’85, but the key building block in what is now called techno has never received a modern re-rub. That all changes as second generation Detroit hero Moodymann turns in something of a cover version of the lege...view item »

Steve Moore
Mayhem (Official Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Steve Moore (of Zombi) unleashes his Synths of Dread for this one, the soundtrack to an action-horror film: ‘Mayhem’. It’s a series of alternatingly tense and absolutely bloody terrifying synth workouts, with the occasional ‘banger’ set to propulsive drumbeats. Pulsating rhythms, heat-sea...view item »

Various
Belgian Nuggets 90s-00s Vol.1

The origin of this compilation lies in Mayway Records’ fortuitous purchase of a job lot of promo CDs from the Belgian public service broadcaster, representing twenty years of the country’s music scene(s). The label have decided to use this haul for good, by picking out the finest pieces and taking them out of obscurity and into circu...view item »

Wolf Parade
Cry Cry Cry

Hi. Um. Could this be a little better, please? Thanks. I’m not about ready to let go of one of my favourite indie rock bands yet, even if their discography has already been detailing a steady decline into uselessness. Dan Boeckner and Spencer Krug made one of their genre’s most exciting ever records in ‘Apologies to Queen Mary&...view item »

The Chromatics
Night Drive

Chromatics' 2007 album Night Drive is synthy perfection. The album follows a loose concept of going on a night drive (thus the clever title) and while listening to this, you can imagine the entire journey. Johnny Jewel, the musical genius behind this album, is also responsible for a handful of tracks on your favo...view item »

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