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Is summer over already? Perhaps it is, but one thing about this time of year is that there are loads of really exciting records about to hit the shelves! September sees enormous releases from the likes of Shellac, Goat, J. Mascis, Thurston Moore and many more than we could possibly write about here. So we've made a list...and here it is.  
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A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Atomos

Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O’Halloran return with their second studio album inspired by contemporary dance and new instrumentation. After releasing a first glimpse in the form of the ‘Atomos VII’ EP earlier this year, A Winged Victory For The Sullen finally reveal their second full-length album entitled ‘Atomos’, which besides familiar piano, string and drone sounds also sees the duo introduce flurries of electronics, harp and modular synthesisers. IN THEIR OWN WORDS: “As a wise man once said, one who procrastinates their own choosing will inevitably have their choice served to them by circumstance. We had virtually no time for second guessing ourselves. That being said, we tried to balance the discordance between being creative, and fulfilling our duties for a commissioned soundtrack with a very strict deadline, and all the while staying true to our collective melancholy.” – Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie “We never imagined 2013 would be such an explosively creative year. The first record took us two years from start to finish, but in the micro span of time over last summer we were able to change the formula for the way we write, record, liberating.” – Dustin O'Halloran

Anthroprophh
Outside the Circle

Proudly psychedelic, this one: ex-Heads member Paul Allen has essentially made 'Outside The Circle' as a heavy, hair-waving response to the way people see psych rock now. He's joined by other experimental champions Gareth Turner and Jesse Webb, previously of the Big Naturals, and with them at his side 'Outside the Circle' goes heavy in all directions: droning guitars, doom and anything as punishing, to its instrument or its listener.  

Blonde Redhead
Barragán

Blonde Redhead are one of those slow burning bands, getting slightly bigger, slightly slicker on each release. Their previous 'Penny Sparkle' was a little too slick for my tastes so it will be interesting to see where they go next.  They are to be admired  -  21 years and still going strong  - as their press blurb states -they're making music, simply, because they have to. This blurb suggests a more organic approach - melodies occasionally flirt with folk music; outdoor sounds, a suite of field recordings that they made in London’s Kew Gardens, are woven gently into the mix; a cursory listen to 'No More Honey', guitars swirl back into the mix showcasing their recently dormant Sonic Youth influences. Yes it sounds polished but its grittier than before and in fact there is the odd moment where the band lets down their guard and leaves imperfections in the finished track such as on the slinky “Cat On Tin Roof”.  Released on a limited Edition vinyl package with accompanying "Peel and Reveal" sticker insert.

Bruno Nicolai
All The Colors Of The Dark (Tutti i colori del buio) OST

Freshly re-issues with brand new artwork, Finders Keepers are pleased to unveil a new pressing of this classic soundtrack now with previously unreleased tracks.These hard-hitting left-field psychedelic pop themes are regarded by many  Euro horror video collectors as some of the best of the well mined genre. Nicolai balances psychotic free jazz, bass driven beats, eccentric Eastern motifs and childlike lullabies into his themes covering all bases and very much comparable to the work of  Fabio Frizzi, Goblin and Walter Rizzati.

Crime
Murder By Guitar

No good rock 'n' rollers with a punk attitude, Crime were a San Francisco band made famous by their 1976 single, "Hot Wire My Heart". 'Murder By Guitar' is a compilation of the early, snarling singles that caught the attention of San Fran, as well as nine tunes they recorded around the same time. There's a song on here called "Piss On Your Dog", which in title alone is indicative of the kind of band Crime were.

Dopplereffekt / Objekt
Hypnagogia

Leisure System presents a new split from two much sought after techno acts. The ever-elusive Dopplereffekt, of whom next to nothing is really known, are dropping their first track for the label since their EP 'Tetrahymena' last year; they're joined by the slightly less impossible to track down Objekt, who continues to procure his techno 'n' dubstep paradise on the B-side. 'Hypnagogia' should prove to be an invigorating slab of techno.    Tracks: Dopplereffekt - Delta Wave Objekt - Ganzfeld
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Earth
Primitive and Deadly

Earth, worshipers of all things slow and the band responsible for Sunn O))), are releasing their new record - it's called, with amazing precision, 'Primitive and Deadly'. It's their fifth release for Southern Lord, and continues their ascent into focusing on building subtle arrangements around the focal point of Dylan Carlson's guitar work. On 'Primitive and Deadly' Earth welcome some guests into their doomy mists, the record featuring vocals from Screaming Trees' fellow Mark Lanegan as well as Rabi Shaheen Qazi. There's also bass work courtesy of Sunn O))) collaborator Bill Herzog.   Tracks: Torn By The Fox of the Crescent Moon There Is A Serpent Coming From The Zodiacal Light Even Hell Has Its Heroes Rooks Across The Gate Torn By The Fox Of The Crescent Moon There Is a Serpent Coming From The Zodiacal Light Even Hell Has Its Heroes Rooks Across The Gate Badgers Bane

Ekoplekz
Four Track Mind

Following hard on the heels of "Unfidelity", his critically acclaimed debut for Panet Mu, Bristol's analogue explorer Nick Edwards unleashes another set of home-taped electronic excursions. Many of these tracks could easily have been included on the previous album, and in fact most of them were recorded during the same time period, but had to be left off simply due to lack of space. In that sense, "Four Track Mind" can be viewed as a companion volume to "Unfidelity", but also presents a slightly wider selection of moods and ideas for those intrigued enough to further explore Ekoplekz' distinctive four-track sound. 

Electric Wurms
Musik, Die Schwer zu Twerk

What is and what isn't a Flaming Lips album? Well this new side project features Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd and veers towards the more spaced out, kraut loving side of their parent band. This is a special edition lilac coloured vinyl version which includes a copy of the CD. The press release boasts that it contains a cover of Yes’ ‘Heart Of The Sunrise’.

Further
Where Were You Then?

Further were an early 90s indie rock band indebted less to the wordy, snarky bands around them and more to the slow, sludgy guitar jams of bands like Dinosaur Jr; just listening to "Filling Station", the guitar duelling instrumental that opens to 'Where Were You Then?', is proof of that. Further were super lo-fi and fit snugly into an indie rock scene that went on to eclipse them. Their own brand of noisy, no frills rock fun is available again with 'Where Were You Then?', courtesy of Bad Paintings.   Tracks: Filling Station Over & Out Generic 7 She Lives By The Castlr 5. Surfing Pointers California Bummer Quiet Riot Grrrl Springfield Mods Spheres Of Influence Wett Katt I Wanna Be A Stranger Be That As It May Grandview Skyline

God Help The Girl
God Help The Girl Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

God Help The Girl is a musical feature film, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the group Belle and Sebastian. It was produced by Barry Mendel and stars Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray. The music takes centre stage and many songs resemble in their musical aspect the other work of Stuart Murdoch and Belle and Sebastian. The film was shot, edited, scored and mixed in Glasgow and is released theatrically by Amplify Releasing.

Interpol
El Pintor

Well, they're now five albums old but one of the most influential (in both good and bad ways) bands to stumble from NYC in the last 15 years are back with their anagram-tastic new big record. The lead track from this, "All the Rage Back Home", is a strangely addictive blast of energising emo-tinged radio-rock that totally retains that oh-so-very-special Interpol essence and their eternal debt to underrated Brit outsiders Kitchens of Distinction is still apparently a major factor in their sonic appeal. Whether there are more gems to be found on 'El Pintor' (jeez...) is something to anticipate. It's always gonna be an uphill struggle for these lads after that flawless debut......

Ital
Endgame

According to Ital, things are about to get psychedelic -- whatever that's supposed to mean. The important thing is that he's done releasing EPs and is delivering his first full-length, the ominously titled 'Endgame'. According to Ital himself, the record is something of a dancefloor horror flick, working with warm, welcoming electronic tones before going to gruesome, reverb-drenched places that leave the listener insecure. Ital's minimal arrangements make 'Endgame' sparse and uneasy. Dark techno? What next?

J Mascis
Tied to a Star

Dinosaur Junior frontman J Mascis opts for a laid back and acoustic feel with his new offering, featuring guest appearances from Cat Power among others. The prolific singer / guitarist's output has been particularly impressive over recent years, with his 2011 debut solo album 'Several Shades of Why' gaining critical acclaim, and more recently Dinosaur Junior's excellent 'I Bet on Sky'. Available on pink vinyl (exclusive to independent retailers) or just your usual black, complete with download code. 

James Yorkston
The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society

Quiet as a mouse folkie James Yorkston has collaborated with KT Tunstall and Rob Smoughton on 'The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society', his eighth record to date and the follow-up to 2012's 'I Was A Cat From A Book'. It's arranged with piano, guitars and vocal duets that make it feel full in spite of its deceptive sparseness. Produced by Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, who resisted the urge to dance.

Jamie xx
All Under One Roof Raving

"I made All Under One Roof Raving whilst on the tail end of another year on the road with The XX. I was missing life in London and trawling through any music and videos that reminded me of home. One in particular I found very inspiring, Mark Leckey's 'Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore.' I made this track in order to play out back home as I knew the year to come would be spent largely in the UK, DJing and making my own album. It serves as a reminder, not to take any time for granted at home or away." Jamie xx

Lewis
Romantic Times

There's something about the Lewis myth that just doesn't stack up. I'm not entirely convinced that the whole thing is not an elaborate hoax. If the story they are telling is true - then its completely insane. Unbelievably since the recent re-issue of Lewis's 'L'Amour' album someone has found another album by a man who allegedly disappeared after cutting 'L'Amour'. This is apparently the 1985 issue of an album credited this time to Lewis Baloue. The sound is similar, a tortured voice wracked over languid synths, the sleeve sees him posing next to a private jet. Its the same man. This was remastered from a sealed, vinyl copy of the ultra-rare album discovered in the vaults of DJ and collector Kevin “Sipreano” Howes in Vancouver. For the moment the man remains a complete enigma. The record label claims they can't find him- it could well be true. In any case what we are left with is another shimmering album of eerie late night evocations that a certainly more David Lynch than the debut but have exactly the same naked threadbare appeal 

Loscil / Fieldhead
Fury and Hecla

This is a second pressing of the long sold out collaboration between Vancouver-based musician Scott Morgan as Loscil and Newcastle Upon Tyne based Paul Elam as Fieldhead. Both musicians are known for creating droning icy soundscapes. Loscil has previously released a series of well-regarded albums on Kranky citing krautrock greats Cluster, Gavin Byars and a wealth of film composers as influence.  Fieldhead has released two albums of textured soundscapes marked by tape hiss and haunted loops on the Home Assembly and Gizeh labels. This new album showcases superb examples of each composers work and was initially sold on a joint tour but was almost immediately unavailable.

Memory Drawings
There Is No Perfect Place

The first 200 copies of the album comes with a bonus CD containing excellent remixes by The Sly and Unseen, Benoit Pioulard, William Ryan Fritch, Pausal, A New Line (Related), and Talvihorros. Memory Drawings consist of American hammered dulcimer player Joel Hanson who alongside Hood's Richard Adams and Lanterns on the Lake's Sarah Kemp to create beguiling instrumental chamber folk music. 'There is No Perfect Place" is their second full length album following the well-received and long sold out 'Music for Another Loss' on Second Language. It continues their infatuation with cinematic textures and 'Straight Story' soundtrack like instrumental vignettes but widens their pallete with kraut-driven opuses like 'The Island of the Day Before' and the gorgeous Talk Talk/Sakamoto piece 'There is a World Without You'. 

Monoton
Monotonprodukt 02

The Vienna-based Monoton were one of the most influential minimal electronic acts of their time, making clinical and abstract sounds that tried to capture the most important moments in repetition. Formed by Konrad Becker, the project revolved around his own technical innovations; on 'Monotonprodukt 02', the use of drum machines, electronics, sustained violin and even a small amount of sax is all down to him. Originally recorded in 1980, Desire is now reissuing the record along with its followup, 'Monotonprodukt 07'.   Tracks: Ein Wort Dubwise Wirklichkeit Leben Im Dschungel Teil 2 Teil 3.

Patricia
Side Piece EP

The press info on this advises not to bother googling Patricia. Two reasons: one you could wind up on some Patricia Routledge sitcom and  two they suggest that Patricia's music really should be heard on vinyl, in a real place either on vinyl or in a club. Not on a bloody computer! There are three original tracks on this EP and a remix. Its low end bass music, percussive techno with wierd almost sub bass voice samples. Dark and dank acidy squiggles and lots of 808 rhythms.  This will appeal to fans of vintage midwestern techno and some of Aphex Twins more acidy outings. Its minimal stuff but entertaining. The remix comes from Ghostly stalwart Tadd Mullinix's JTC moniker. 

Portishead
Dummy

Island is reissuing Portishead's seminal trip-hop album, 'Dummy'. Originally released in 1994, their first record is a collection of dark and sonorous electronic tunes inspired by rock music , jazz and hip-hop alike. 'Dummy' helped synthesize a new sound that became essential to the Bristol scene, coinciding with bands such as Massive Attack to put West Country trip-hop on the map. It also garnered a few hits, including "Numb". 
  • Vinyl LP (8285221)
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Shellac
Dude Incredible

FACTS!This is Shellac’s fifth LP following Axtion Park, Terraform, 1000 Hurts and Excellent Italian Greyhound.  The recording took place sporadically over the past few years at Steve's ELECTRICAL AUDIO studios in Chicago. The record was mastered by Steve Rooke at ABBEY ROAD. There is no comma in ‘Dude Incredible’; like Sir Duke or King Friday, for example. PACKAGING Both the CD and LP version of Dude Incredible come packaged in a chipboard album jacket with two high gloss, full color monkeys on the front cover. The LP includes a CD of the full album. QC Audio quality is paramount, as always, with Shellac. The LP was mastered entirely in the analog domain, using the DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) process. The LPs are being manufactured at RTI  in Camarillo, CA, using their HQ-180 system. The pressings are 180 gram audiophile quality.

The Bug
Angels & Devils

Plenty of big-name collaborators on The Bug's latest, 'Angels & Devils'. Billed as a "battle between utopian and dystopian" (but definitely not a "concept album", oh no) you get Liz Harris (Grouper), Warrior Queen, Gonjasufi, Miss Red, Death Grips, Manga (Roll Deep), Copeland and Flowdan for your money. Pulling together "the fringes of all outsider music into a common voice" according to the press release, the 'Angels' side is described as "the heady/heavy dubbed out Angels side of the equation" whilst 'Devils' "brings The Bug's grime/ragga bass beat downs back into play". Should be interesting!

The Heads
Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere (Remaster)

The 2nd album in The Head’s impressive canon, was originally released on Sweet Nothing Records (SNLP007/CD) in July 2000; now, 14 years later “Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere” has been repackaged with a full compliment of bonus material from that period (7” tracks, B- sides, Mans Ruin 10” / CD tracks, Radio 1 session tracks, and compilation tracks). All the tracks have been fully re-mastered by Simon Price and Shawn Joseph. Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere is the bands favourite album. It represents the full force of the Heads’ psychedelic pummel, their trippiest most psyche collection, brutal yet beautiful. THE BOXSET: The Hardcover / full colour boxset is limited and numbered to 1000 copies only: it features the remastered original double album in its gatefold sleeve, the double album of extra material from the time - also in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. A single live album "bootleg" (pressed on neon yellow vinyl) from the 2000 USA tour called "California Jams", and a 70+ minute CD of material that is previously unreleased, culled from the dozens of rehearsal / demo archival CDrs that Simon Price has from this time. Various items of ephemera are also included in the box. a full size 8 page booklet will be inserted in album one with sleeve notes, pictures, track information, in the live album will be a full size 8 page photo /tour diary attempting to detail some of the USA 2000 tour. a huge 4 foot by 2 foot folded poster with the classic blue/red girl tshirt image, a vinyl sticker of same image, and a Download code postcard with a link to Download the two LPs as MP3. The box itself with then be wrapped in a specially printed Heads tote bag. The 2LP version: Black vinyl, gatefold sleeve: the album (remastered) in the format it was originally released, with full DL postcard. The 2CD version: Double CD, wth 12 page booklet (same as the first LP booklet), CD has the album, CD 2 has all the bonus tracks from LP two in the boxset. Wrapped in a full colour O-Card.
  • Vinyl LP (ROOSTER20PV)
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  • Vinyl Deluxe LP box set (ROOSTER20BX)
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The Pop Group
We Are Time

The Pop Group were anything but. Their abstract punk was its whole own aesthetic, chaotic and furious and often throwing structure to the wind. They released two records: their scattershot noise debut 'Y', which went on to inspire artists such as St. Vincent and resembled other devilish post-punks of the day, like The Birthday Party, and the slightly longer titled and more obviously political 'For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?'. With little actual music from the band available, 'We Are Time' collects rarities and oddballs from their time together. DIY as ever, the music on 'We Are Time' was reported by guitarist Gareh Sager to have been inspired as much by old punks like Patti Smith as by jazz and Steve Reich. Of course. Tracks: Trap Thief Of Fire Genius Or Lunatic Colour Blind Spanish Inquisition Kiss The Book Amnesty Report Springer Sense Of Purpose We Are Time

The Vaselines
V For Vaselines

Look kids there's a new The Vaselines album. They recorded it in Glasgow at Mogwai’s Castle Of Doom studio recorded by Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai). Musical contributions come from the Glasgow mafia of Michael McGaughrin (1990s), Frank Macdonald (Teenage Fanclub), Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian), Graeme Smillie (Olympic Swimmers), Paul Foley (Mandrake Shepherd) and Scott Patterson (Sons & Daughters).   Again its the work of co-conspirators Eugene Kelly & Frances McKee who sound ever youthful and quick listen to 'One Lost Year' reveals a track that could bre described as "catchy as fuck".

Thurston Moore
Sun Gift Earth

Even Thurston Moore thinks cassettes are cool. The ex-Sonic Youth guitarist is releasing the space rock songs that comprise 'Sun Gift Earth' on Blank Tapes ahead of his new solo record, 'The Best Day'. Apparently he's singing to a spacecraft on "Rosetta / 67p Churyumov-Gerasimenko", and other than Spiritualized, I can't think of a better artist to sing to a spacecraft. The cassette's flip side features "Rebellion of Joy", an experimental, noisy, and definitely disorientating instrumental. These compositions feature eclectic contributions from John Moloney, of New Weird America outfit Sunburned Hand of the Man, as well as Samara Lubelski playing violin.   Tracks: Rosetta / 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko  Rebellion of Joy

Tricky
Adrian Thaws

'Adrian Thaws' is a vivid, attention-grabbing set of songs which roamfrom hip hop to house, jazz to blues, rock to reggae. Itwas recorded in Tricky’s home studio in London, where he’s living again after almost two decades in New York, Los Angeles and Paris, and features an international crew of collaborators: Francesca Belmonte, Nneka, Mykki Blanco, Bella Gotti, Tirzah, Blue Daisy and Oh Land. It’s designed to be “I suppose this is my club/hip hop album,” he says.