This week's hand-picked preorders

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Archers of Loaf
Icky Mettle

Icky Mettle was the 1993 debut from North Carolina avant rockers Archers of Loaf. The band shook off early Pavement comparisons to forge ahead with their own brand of indie-rock that was less obtuse, less knowing and more fun to dance around to. This re-issue comes with 14 bonus tracks (either download or on a CD depending on your choice of format) and has liner notes from critic extraordinaire Robert Christgau.  

Bersarin Quartett
Methoden und Maschinen

Bersarin Quartett is the ambient project of German DJ, sound designer and musician Thomas Bücker. Methoden und Maschinen is the fourth album by the project. It seems Bücker has allowed influences from Andy Stott, Tim Hecker, Fennesz, Murcof, Dictaphone and Hidden Orchestra with whom Bersarin Quartett has played with in recent years. This, of course, is no bad thing.  
  • CD (DEN323CD)
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Black Lips
Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart

Fire Records presents the ninth studio album from Atlantan garage rockers Black Lips, now veterans of the scene despite their notoriously riotous on-stage antics, vomiting and all. Barbed and vicious, Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart shows the band haven’t necessarily matured with age, but merely become more aware of the world around them. 

clipping.
The Deep

Containing the title track which was originally commissioned back in 2017 for This American Life about Afrofuturism, and which earned the group a Hugo nomination this following year, hip-hop experimentalists Clipping. present a new EP titled The Deep, to tie in with a novel of the same name by Rivers Solomon. Vinyl version contains exclusive instrumental versions of the three original tracks. 

Crowhurst and Gavin Bryars
Crowhurst and Gavin Bryars present Incoherent American Narrative

Experimental, avant-garde, free jazz and minimalist are words that have been used to describe the adventurous musical career of composer and double bass player Gavin Byars. It would suggest that he’s not scared of trying anything new. Following collaborations with equally adventurous characters such as Tom Waits, Brian Eno and Aphex Twin he has now teamed up with underground metal band Crowhurst. Crowhurst and Gavin Bryars present Incoherent American Narrative was recorded in an old hotel in the Pyrenees and matches metal drone that recalls Sunn O))) circa Monoliths with the albums Bryars recorded with the aforementioned Eno.

Dark Day
Darkest Before Dawn

Dark Day is the ‘80s synth-based project of musician, artist and writer Robin Crutchfield. He began the project in 1979 after leaving no wavers DNA, a group he formed with Arto Lindsay and Ikue Mori. Darkest Before Dawn collects together songs that were recorded between 1985 and 1986. This is the first time the songs have been released on vinyl. They were previously released on CD in 1989. 

Fela Kuti & Africa 70
Coffin For Head Of State

Previously only available on vinyl as part of the Box Set series many moons ago, Knitting Factory issues Fela Kuti & Africa 70’s politically and emotionally charged Coffin For Head of State album. Originally released in 1980, it takes aim at the brutality of the Nigerian army at a 1977 incident in Kalakuta, one in which Fela’s activist mother sustained serious injuries, from which she ultimately died. 

Lanterns On The Lake
Spook The Herd

Returning for their first album in nearly five years, Spook The Herd is the fourth studio effort overall from Newcastle-based indie quintet Lanterns On The Lake. Having worked with the Royal Northern Sinfonia in the meantime, the band are now more detached from their roots than ever and embracing a wider range of influences. As the pointed title suggests, Spook The Herd seeks to explore the psychological manipulation that the media is able to have on people. 

Levon Vincent
World Order Music

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Max Richter
Voyager - Essential Max Richter

Voyager - Essential Max Richter is a career-spanning retrospective by the German-born composer. Not only is this the essential stuff from Richter’s impressive career so far, but it’s pretty essential for any record collection too. It includes excerpts from his reworking of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons along with scores from TV and film soundtracks such as The Leftovers, The Blue Notebooks and Mary Queen of Scots. A good place to start discovering Max Richter.

Merzbow
Pulse Demon

Relapse presents a re-mastered version of Pulse Demon, one of Japanese noise artist Masami Akita’s most noteworthy records under his Merzbow alias. Originally released in 1996, the album was composed entirely with a fuzz box and the generation of musique concrete, without any studio trickery or manipulation. It now comes with a bonus track, ‘Extract 1’. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (RR44311)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

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Steve Roach
Quiet Music 1

Quiet Music 1 is the first in a series of albums recorded by Steve Roach between 1983 and 1986. The recordings are made up of soft sounds from synth, electric piano, flute and the sounds of nature. The music on Quiet Music was originally composed to accompany images of the lushness of nature for a meditation video but never used. Originally released on cassette, this is the first time on vinyl.

The Field
Yesterday and Today

The Field's debut Here We Go Sublime was the kind of record that would be hard to improve on but Axel Willner tries his best anyway with Yesterday and Today - his second full length on Kompakt. It continues his forays into abstract but warmly inviting techno and shows him collaborating with Battles drummer John Stanier and 'covering' the Corgis Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (KOMPAKT193)
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The Magnetic Fields
69 Love Songs

If you wanted to make an incredibly long album and you figured 100 songs would be too many what would be the next number you'd pick? Anyway, Stephen Merritt did a ridiculous thing and wrote 69 indie pop songs about love and actually managed to pull it off. These are songs that had to be eccentric and endearing, which they are.

The Wozard Of Iz (Mort Garson)
An Electronic Odyssey

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Wolf Parade
Thin Mind

Having released the caustic Cry Cry Cry shortly after their reformation three years ago, Canadian post-punk revivalists Wolf Parade have wasted no time on their next project. Due for release in January, Thin Mind was produced by the celebrated indie aesthete John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Death Cab) and contains a loose narrative framed with post-apocalyptic themes.