Latest hand-picked pre-orders

I'm currently eating line-caught salmon and stroking a hand-reared dog in Scotland but before I went I hand-selected the best pre-orders for this week's round up. Hope you enjoy them. Greetings from near a wave somewhere...
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Abul Mogard
And We Are Passing Through Silently

Abul Mogard does great stuff with his synthesiser(s), and And We Are Passing Through Silently presents a particular corner of his practice: his elaborate reworkings (to call them ‘remixes’ doesn’t feel quite right) of other people’s tracks. Aisha Devi and Becoming Animal are two of those who get the Mogard treatment, and the results are lush. Out on Houndstooth.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HTH108)
  • CD (HTH108CD)

Alfa Mist

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Antoni Maiovvi
Housewife (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Black Peaches
Fire In The Hole

Second album from sonic globetrotters Black Peaches, fronted by Hot Chip and sometime Scritti Politti member Rob Smaughton. Following in the footsteps of 2016 debut, Fire In The Hole promises more virtuosic musicianship and blending of genres and eras, ranging from country and rock to funk and tropicalia. 
  • CD (HANCD001)
  • Vinyl LP (HANLP001)

The Four Horsemen Of The Electrocalypse

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C Joynes & The Furlong Bray
The Borametz Tree

'The Borametz Tree' is the latest work from guitar savant C Joynes who has previously released records on Leith Hill Recordings, The Great Pop Supplement, Bo'Weavil Recordings etc. He is joined by folky post-rockers Dead Rat Orchestra, appearing as The Furlong Bay alongside Cam Deas and Nick Jonah Davis -- with whom he released the 'Split Electric' LP, also on Manchester-based imprint Thread Recordings. Together they create sweeping pastoral epics, shimmering with C Joynes beautiful, signature post-American Primitive style strings - making for a record that is palpable and nuanced. 

Callum Easter
Here Or Nowhere

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Carla dal Forno
So Much Better

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Caterina Barbieri
Ecstatic Computation

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Com Truise
Persuasion System

Los Angeles based Com Truise returns to Ghostly International for his follow up to 2017’s Iteration. This mini LP see the producer take a re-approach to his craft, taking a fresh palette of sounds and techniques whilst retaining his signature 80s/VHS warmth, and of course the Linn Drum is still highly prevalent.
  • Vinyl LP (GI337LP)
  • CD (GI337CD)

Current 93
Invocations Of Almost

The press release suggests Current 93 have dreamt their latest album, Invocations Of Almost, but I can assure you that it exists in the physical world too. The music here is made to accompany David Tibet’s art exhibition. In a typical Current 93-style move the CD version contains 59 minutes of music as Tibet turns 59 years old. The vinyl edition is slightly shorter in duration.
  • Vinyl LP (THESPHERES24)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Davy Kehoe
The Pilot

Davy Kehoe’s 2017 release Short Passing Game was a dance release made with the heart of Neu! or Suicide - though judging by the amped-up speed this was a heart undergoing rapid palpitations. The speed on The Pilot is not quite as physically alarming, but the synergy of styles is just as potent, resembling a stretched out band jam as much as any electronic release.
  • Vinyl 12" (WINO 004)
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Deaf Center
Low Distance

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Deaf Center / Svarte Greiner
Owl Splinters / Twin

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Domenico Crisci

Techno that sounds like a collapsing building from Domenico Crisci. I've never heard music that sounds so much like its foundations have been shaken. On Velvet Crisci is not interested in giving you time to warm up, instead going full throttle all the time. Big, dark and distorted. Just how I like it. On Black Opal.

Useless Coordinates

Long-awaited debut album from Leeds’ very own Drahla on Brooklyn indie imprint Captured Tracks. Mixing wiry, raw post-punk with the dark and volatile textures of art-rock and Luciel Brown’s abstract lyrical preoccupations, Useless Coordinates was recorded in short gaps between hard touring throughout 2018.
  • Vinyl LP (CT296LPC2)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Vinyl LP (CT296LP)
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Full Upon Her Burning Lips

Dylan Carlson looks older all of a sudden. Mind you, Earth have been putting out records for some 30 years and, to be honest, I’m probably remembering what he looked like from a picture in 1991. Anyway, this is the new album pre-grunge metal duo Earth and it’s called Full Upon Her Burning. LP and CD on Sargent House.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SH209LPIX)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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  • CD (SH208CD)
  • Vinyl Double LP (SH209LP)

Éliane Radigue
Œuvres électroniques

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Evil Blizzard

This live double album captures Evil Blizzard - the Preston band known for their four bassists and fondness for rubber masks - headlining Summer Rock Solstice Festival in 2018. The sound falls in various places between classic heavy metal and positively grizzy sludge - with the bass turned up to 11.
  • CD (CANKCD004)
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl Double LP (CANKLP004)
  • Coloured vinyl
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Halo Maud
Des Bras / Andy Votel Remix

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Holly Herndon

Like it or lump it, A.I. and other forms of automation are playing increasing roles in everyday human life. It’ll be good and bad, but it won’t be stopped. Tech pop boffin Holly Herndon’s newun PROTO looks to the exciting and optimistic possibilities of ensuring such changes are on human terms. The tracks were created with assistance from her specially trained A.I., Spawn. Attabot, Spawn.
  • Vinyl LP (4AD0140LP)
  • CD (4AD0140CD)

Demedim Mi

Insanlar is a group containing DJ Baris K and multi-instrumentalist Cem Yıldız. They've come together to create a blend of traditional Turkish rhythms with off-kilter techno beats which pulses with electronic effects and analog instrumentation. Insanlar means 'humankind' and their music tries to capture that with all the array of messy emotions that contains.  
  • Vinyl LP (RHM 031)
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John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
Prince Of Darkness

Often regarded as one of John Carpenter and Alan Howarth's greatest scores, 'Prince Of Darkness' is an essential soundtrack for all you lovers of spooky synth music and horror films. Packed with 80s synth-riffing and a bit of Carpenter's trademark DIY eeriness, the score perfectly complements the bizarre supernatural horror film. 
  • Vinyl LP (DW6RP)
  • Limited edition

John Coltrane
Coltrane '58: The Prestige Recordings

Craft recordings celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Prestige Records label and the 60th of John Coltrane’s output as leader and co-leader in 1958. A massive 37 tracks represents his huge output from the time, working with such greats as Donald Byrd, Art Taylor, Red Garland, and many other incredible players. Comes with extensive liner notes, photos and an essay.
  • CD box set (7207292)

Karenn (Blawan & Pariah)
Kind of Green

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Only Human

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Kilchhofer Anklin
Moto Perpetuo

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Ludovico Einaudi
Seven Days Walking - Day One

Seven Days Walking is a series of releases from the classical composer, Ludovico Einaudi. Beginning with Day One, the series focuses on recurring themes taking on different themes across the seven releases, which are to be released over seven months. Recording with piano, violin, viola and cello, the tracks are gentle ruminations which sweep the listener away with ease. 
  • Vinyl LP (4818137)
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Mac DeMarco
Here Comes The Cowboy

Now signed to his very own Mac's Record Label here comes dungaree totin' tunesmith with an album he knocked up in a couple of weeks in January. 2019. The subject matter here is cowboys - a word he uses as a term of endearment to his pals. Expect laid back songs masquerading as breezes...or the other way round. Whatever  - it will possibly be 2019s most laid back record. 
  • Vinyl LP (2812112621)
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Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky

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Mark Peters
New Routes Out Of Innerland

Remix album of Mark Peters' 2018 album Innerland. On New Routes Out of Innerland Peters offers a number of other musicians to apply their perspectives to his instrumental explorations of the north-west. Features the likes of Ulrich Schnauss, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Olga Wojciechowska. On Sonic Cathedral.
  • CD (SCR194)
  • Vinyl LP (SCR194LP)
  • Coloured vinyl

Minimal Violence

Massive techno with ridiculous arena synths and squares riding the bass lines. Pretty old school sound that also approaches perhaps even the hardstyle flavor from Minimal Violence. The duo, consisting of Vancouver local heroes Ashlee Luk and Lida P, covers just about every base of the heavy techno spectrum on their debut album InDreams.
  • CD (TCLRCD033)
  • Vinyl LP (TCLR033)

Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague are famous for making electronic versions of punk and new wave classics. Over the past 15 years, a few of those covers have remained unreleased. Curiosities gathers them all together in one place. The most interesting songs on here are The Gun Club’s Sex Beat, Richard Hell & The Voidoids’ Blank Generation and Suicide’s Ghost Rider. On Kwaidan Records.
  • Vinyl LP (KW110LP)
  • CD (KW110CD)

Orchestra Of Constant Distress
Cognitive Dissonance

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Dizzy Spells

Patience is the new project from Roxanne Clifford, formerly of indie tunesmiths Veronica Falls. Clifford finds a different backdrop for those melodies here, exploring the world of electronic pop. Dizzy Spells is her debut album. It was made with the help of Daft Punk collaborator Todd Edwards and Lewis Cook of Free Love and Happy Meals. It was engineered by Misha Hering of Virginia Wing. On Night School.
  • CD (LSSN065CD)
  • Vinyl LP (LSSN065)

Phew / Oren Ambarchi / Jim O'Rourke
Patience Soup

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Popol Vuh
The Essential Album Collection Vol. 1

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Richard Hawley

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Space Cats
Something New

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Terry Riley
A Rainbow In Curved Air

Terry Riley is the master of tape. Turning 8-second loops into musical instrumentation you can see how he is an inspiration for composers such as Phillip Glass  and William Basinski, you can also hear from this record The Who’s inspiration for Baba O’riley. The original, now classic 1969 release comes back once again.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVCL046)
  • Limited edition

The Murder Capital
Feeling Fades

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The National
I Am Easy To Find

Album number 8 from Ohio success story The National. I Am Easy To Find is not just an album, it's also a short film directed by Mike Mills - the guy who directed 20th Century Women, not the R.E.M bassist. Mills co-produced the album with the band. It includes guest performances from a whole host of artists including Sharon Van Etten and Lisa Hannigan. 
  • CD (4AD0154CD)
  • Vinyl Triple LP (4AD0154LPX)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Vinyl Double LP (4AD0154LP)

  • Vinyl Double LP (4AD0154LPE)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Indies-only

Vampire Weekend
Father Of The Bride

Vampire Weekend’s new album comes to us without any information other than the number of different formats there are (4). It’s their first album in five years, so yay! It’s called Father Of The Bride and features a bunch of guest artists including ex-Vampire Weekender Rostam Batmanglij. Early single suggest all the jokes people tell about the band will continue to have legs.
  • Tape (19075946164)
  • Vinyl Double LP (19075930141)
  • CD (19075947362)

Vanishing Twin
The Age of Immunology

Vanishing Twin fuse ‘60s pop and electronic music in way similar to Broadcast et al. On The Age Of Immunology, their second full length, the band explore the full breadth of their sound by recording it in a variety of non-standard settings, including the Croatian island of Krk. Features some of the most vital flute interventions I've heard in years. On Fire.
  • CD (FIRECD562)
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP562)

Witching Waves

London DIY post-punks Witching Waves have been steadily building up a cult following owing to their high-energy live set and constant gigging. Their new album Persistence finds them in an assertive mood, with confidence gained from previous records Fear Of Falling Down and Crystal Cafe. On Specialist Subject.
  • CD (SPS073CD)

Young Scientist
Results, Not Answers

Young Scientist are one of the foremost bands from the first wave of Seattle’s alternative set. Back in the ‘70s before grunge was king, synths were the instrument de jour. Young Scientist took their inspiration from German electronic acts such Cluster, Harmonia and Tangerine Dream. Their album of hypnotic soundscapes, Results, Not Answers was originally released on cassette in 1979. Reissue on Bureau B.
  • Vinyl LP (BB305LP)
  • CD (BB305)