This week's hand-picked preorders

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Alasdair Roberts
Fretted and Indebted

Alasdair Roberts is one of our more beloved folk singers of recent years (though he hates the term folk singer apparently). The Scottish musician here supplies another document of his fascinating interpretations of wild and rare traditional songs he's sourced from various parts of Scotland. Comes on a single sided 12" album of just 300 copies.  
  • Vinyl 12" (IGR14V)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Andy Bell
The View From Halfway Down

Guitarist in Ride for three decades, Andy Bell releases his debut solo album The View From Halfway Down to coincide with his 50th birthday. Produced with the help of former Oasis bandmate Gem Archer, work began over four years ago but was sidelined by the reformation of Ride. Completed under lockdown, it’s a precise presentation of all of the influences that have informed Bell’s style, from the Stone Roses to Spacemen 3. 

Coil
Sara Dale's Sensual Massage

The endless supply of Coil re-issues continues apace with Sara Dale's Sensual Massage which was their soundtrack to the erotic video of the same name. Unlike a lot of the group's work this is a dreamy ambient work with soft harmonies and a rather bucolic feel with birdsong and bells but also has elements of their more rhythmic work. Artwork by Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound). 

Crippled Black Phoenix
Elleng├Žst

What the hell do you do when you start recording your album only to find out you don't have a leading male vocalist? Well for Crippled Black Phoenix it was the opportunity to source friends and collaborators to fill the gaps. It has lead to an album which doesn't even attempt to follow up the band's previous deep and moving Great Escape but instead to find new ways of presenting their sound. A set of circumstances which have led to an entirely new start for the band. 

Future Islands
As Long As You Are

Also known as the band with the funny dancing man, Future Islands will forever be stuck in heads because of *that* Letterman performance. This is their second album since Singles, the album off the back of the exposure. It shows the band still pursuing their retro synth pop sound but with one main alteration - they now have an actual human drummer in tow. 
  • Vinyl LP (4AD0270LPE)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Keaton Henson
Monument

Singer / songwriter-turned-composer Keaton Henson has returned to his roots as a singer / songwriter with Monument. His gentle voice sings lyrics about grief and how to deal with it, whilst sparse electronic backing is fleshed out with a full band and, at one point, a full orchestra. Philip Selway of Radiohead, guitarist Leo Abrahams and composer and musician Charlotte Harding all lend a helping hand.

Luke Abbott
Translate

A new studio album from Norfolk-based producer Luke Abbott. 2019’s Music From The Edge of An Island, released for Nils Frahm’s Piano Day, had broken a comparatively lengthy period of silence for the Szun Waves member. Translate, set for October 2020, will see a return to the sounds of his Holkham Drones days. 

Marie Davidson & L'Oeil nu
Renegade Breakdown

Following a global smash a couple of years back with ‘Work It’, Marie Davidson unleashes a new album, made in collaboration with an entity known as L’Oeil Nu - in reality, Asaël R. Robitaille and her husband and partner in Essaie Pas, Pierre Guerineau. Renegade Breakdown represents a slight parting from club culture and the style that has seen Davidson relentlessly tour the globe, more songwriterly and less overtly dancefloor-orientated. 

Matmos
The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form

Experimental music duo Matmos release their 12th studio project, a mammoth 3xCD package that’s very much in keeping with M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel’s 25-year history of exploring wildly different territory each time out. The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form saw 99 different musicians invited to compose anything they wanted, on any instrument they desired, so long as it kept to a 99bpm tempo. The resulting three-hour experience is a massively diverse and kaleidoscopic one. 

Minor Threat
Minor Threat

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Mr. Bungle
The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo

The first release from Californian experimental rock outfit Mr. Bungle in 21 years is a professional re-recording of their 1986 demo The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny. Including tracks written back then but never committed to tape, this line-up of the group consists of founders Mike Patton, Trey Spruance and Trevor Dunn as well as Anthrax’s Scott Ian of Anthrax and Slayer’s Dave Lombardo. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (IPC226LP)
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  • Vinyl Double LP (IPC226LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Musica Transonic
Musica Transonic

Musica Transonic was formed in 1995 by three luminaries of the Japanese underground music scene in Nanjo Asahito (of High Rise), Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), and Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins). They psychedelia and hard rock as far as they would go on their ragingly loud self-titled debut, which gets a re-issue on vinyl via Black Editions for its 25th anniversary. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (BE-010)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Nicolas Jaar
Cenizas

Cenizas is the fifth album by New York-based Chilean producer, and Norman Records fave, Nicolas Jaar. It was recorded and mixed over a two year period with Patrick Higgins in New York. Not one to stand still, Jaar has worked in various genres with a wide range of people from FKA Twigs to Lydia Lunch and William Basinski. Released through Jaar's own label, Other People.

Pole
Fading

Stefan Betke announces what’s just his third album as Pole in the last 13 years. Fading follows five years after last outing Wald, and just like all of his previous releases, it has a tangential connection to his past forays into experimental electronica. Specifically, it’s similar to his late Nineties opening trilogy of albums. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (LSTUMM457)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl Double LP (STUMM457)
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Pom Poko
Cheater

Named after the enjoyably bizarre Studio Ghibli anime about shape-shifting raccoons, Norwegian punk-pop outfit Pom Poko reveal their second studio album, Cheater. Coming out less than two years after their eclectic, focussed debut Birthday, it retains the rawness but expands its pool of influences and inspirations. 
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA1110V)
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  • Coloured vinyl

Sumac
May You Be Held

Sumac are Aaron Turner also of ISIS and Old Man Gloom, Brian Cook also of Russian Circles and Nick Yacyshyn also of Baptists. The trio play music on an epic scale with far-reaching, free-form experimentation - loud downtuned guitars, squalls of feedback, fractured drums and growling vocals. May You Be Held treads a similar path to its critically acclaimed predecessor, Love In Shadow.

The Cribs
Night Network

The Cribs have been out of the game for some time  - no fault of their own as they were bogged down in legal battles. What it does mean is that they've had time to refresh and to write a whole batch of new songs. They've recorded them at Foo Fighters studio and with Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth guesting on a few tracks. A welcome return for this much loved band. 
  • Vinyl LP (COOP804LPI)
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  • Coloured vinyl

The Mountain Goats
Getting Into Knives

Just before lockdown, the ever-industrious John Darnielle assembled the current line-up of The Mountain Goats in Sam Phillips’ legendary studio in Memphis for six days of recording. The result is Getting Into Knives, the band’s 19th studio album, capturing the sound of a great songwriter at his loosest and most spontaneous. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (MRG716LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Vinyl Double LP (MRG716LPC1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Waveform Transmission
V 3.0-3.9

After waiting over two decades for Rod Modell’s (cv313, DeepChord, Echospace, Our Lady Of The Flowers, Shorelights) collaborative ambient project with Chris Troy, Waveform Transmissions, to release new music, V 3.0-3.9 comes along comparatively quickly. Mastered by Noel Summerville, it arrives in a gatefold sleeve adorned with original artwork by Theo Ellsworth. 

Working Men's Club
Valleys

As we await the release of their self-titled debut album, Yorkshire’s bright young things Working Men’s Club reveal another single release from it. Opening track ‘Valleys’ is the selection, accompanied by an instrumental version and remixes from Confidence Man and Graham Massey.