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Roy Montgomery
Scenes From The South Island

An expanded double-vinyl re-issue of Scenes From The South Island, the cult classic debut album from New Zealand’s guitar experimentalist Roy Montgomery (The Pin Group, Dissolve et al.). Originally released in 1995 on San Francisco label Drunken Fish Records, these instrumentals take in all kinds of moods and sounds at the intersection of post-rock and rural psychedelia. Now, it’s re-packaged with three bonus tracks courtesy of Liz Harris's (Grouper) Yellow Electric label.

R.E.M.
Monster (25th Anniversary Edition)

Originally released in 1994, at a time when the band decided to tour again after a live hiatus but had enjoyed their greatest commercial successes yet, Monster occupies an odd place in R.E.M.’s story. Often described as a “rock” album (ironic quote marks intended) and characterised by a rawer, scruffier guitar sound, this curious album gets a 25th anniversary re-issue courtesy of Craft. LP, 2xCD and 2xLP re-mastered versions are available, but the deluxe box-set version is the eye-catcher, featuring five CDs including demos, live shows and a special 2019 mix, on top of a Blu-Ray disc that includes the Road Movie film, plus music videos for all six of Monster’s singles. 

Ty Segall
Pig Man Lives, Volume 1: Demos 2007-2017

If Ty Segall hasn't released enough music already then it's now time for the 4LP demos retrospective. This collection contains 47 sketches that became albums such as Manipulator and Freedom Goblin and is sequenced randomly so you fly back and forth in time. Seriously he's going to bankrupt his loyal fanbase at this rate.  

Shorelights
Bioluminescence

Shorelights is the work of ambient techno's best Rod (Modell) of Deepchord, Echospace etc. and others alongside Walter Wasacz. We should be grateful for every morsel Modell throws at us (and there are many) as he is the master of deeply immersive and beautifully melancholic long form techno. Expect beautiful shimmering landscapes that will make your heart skip a beat. 

Simon Joyner
Pocket Moon

A singer-songwriter veteran with a long-established cult profile, Simon Joyner chose to throw a lot in the air for his latest album 'Pocket Moon', asking friend and collaborator Michael Krassner to source unknown musicians for him rather than relying on familiar players. The results are different yet completely familiar to Joyner’s fans, full of his cliche-free observations on the joys and cruelties of life. 

Grouper
A I A : Dream Loss

AIA: Dream Loss was the first of a two part album series released by Grouper (aka Liz Harris) in 2011. The album continues her journey into deep ambience and distorted slow moving dream pop and has been compared to the earlier similarly muffled and spacey sound of Flying Saucer Attack. Long out of print, these two albums have received essential re-issue courtesy of the good people at Kranky.   

Tame Impala
The Slow Rush

“I’m being swept by this notion of time passing,” Kevin Parker explained to the New York Times about his new Tame Impala album earlier in 2019. “There’s something really intoxicating about it.” That preoccupation is at the centre of The Slow Rush, due for release on Valentine’s Day 2020 and 11 whole months after we got the first taste of new music ‘Borderline’ earlier this year. One of the most anticipated indie releases of recent years!
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A Girl Called Eddy
Been Around

Fifteen years after her Richard Hawley-produced debut, A Girl Called Eddy AKA Erin Moran releases her second album, Been Around. Her debut album got her some top notch support slots and a whole host of famous fans, but the follow-up seemed like it was never coming. Apart from a 2018 collaboration with FUGU under the name The Last Detail and a few appearances as a session singer with acts such as Ron Sexsmith and Super Furry Animals, She has done very little musically. You will find out that Been Around, inspired by Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Laura Nyro and Prefab Sprout has been worth the wait.
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Happy Mondays
The Early EP's

Hey....sorted etc. Drug-addled but fooking influential Madchester posse Happy Mondays are re-issuing their early EPs on an LP box set. It contains the Forty Five, Freaky Dancin/The Egg, Tart Tart and 24 Hour Party People EPs all remastered and on different coloured vinyl. It's like a kaleidoscope of sounds and colours, man. Gonna cost you forty big ones. See ya down the Hacienda. #stillravin'. 
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Zonal
Wrecked

Justin Broadrick (Godflesh/Jesu/JK Flesh) and Kevin Martin (The Bug/King Midas Sound) got together to form Zonal. The pair had previously collaborated as Techno Animal. On Wrecked, Zonal mix bass, dub, noise and drone to make a gargantuan album of slowly corroding, brooding, shady sounds. A match made in heaven; Moor Mother brings lyrical fire to half the cuts. 

Pita
Get On

Although he’s got over twenty years of experience in the music industry, Peter Rehberg is only just getting round to making his fourth solo album. As ever, he’s included the word ‘Get’ in the title, and Get On also continues Rehberg’s musical themes of marrying ugly aesthetics with beautiful ones. 

Squirrel Flower
I Was Born Swimming

Ella O’Connor Williams presents her debut album under her Squirrel Flower alter ego, a persona she adopted as a child. Having grown up surrounded by music, the 23 year old’s debut album I Was Born Swimming is another gem from the same kind of creative fountainhead that produced Soccer Mommy, Julien Baker and Frankie Cosmos. 
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Zann
Strange Ways / Inside Jungle

Zann feature Udo Winkler, a former member of post punk band Konec. He became interested in the music of Brian Eno, David Byrne, Jon Hassell, David Sylvian, German bands such as Embryo and Dissidenten along with middle & far eastern music. This all lead to the recording in 1988 of Strange Ways/Inside Jungle, an experimental album of ambient, jazz, synth and folk but with middle eastern instrumentation at its heart.  Originally released in 1990 as a private pressing, reissued and remastered from the original tapes.

The Leaf Library
The World Is A Bell

It's been a few years since the Leaf Library released their acclaimed LP 'Daylight Versions' and the band have since been ensconced in the studio, losing themselves in their swirling sound world of lush and hypnotic pop music. On 'The World is A Bell' the London collective play gorgeously pastoral slow-moving songs that at various times recall Stereolab, Insides and Low. Gonna be a good one this so get on board.   

The Jam
Snap!

Released soon after they split at the peak of their powers, Snap! was the first compilation from The Jam, collecting their arsenal of excellent hit singles and fan favourites in a double-LP package. Now, it gets a lovingly packaged re-issue, with original artwork and inners plus the exclusive live 7” disc that originally came with it. 

Dream Division
Transcend

Dream Division, the project of Londoner Tom McDowell, follows the success of two singles on Polytechnic Youth with his debut album, Transcend. Soundwise, expect 80s B-movie horror soundtracks mixed with psychedelic electronics and weird grooves, inspired by the films of John Carpenter and Stanley Kubrick.
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Makaya McCraven
In The Moment (Deluxe Edition)

In The Moment by Makaya McCraven was more successful than anticipated upon its initial release in 2015 meaning the first pressing disappeared pretty quickly. Giles Peterson made it his album of the week and several US publications made it their album of the year. This is the first repressing of the Paris-born jazz drummer’s sophomore release since 2015, expanded to a 3LP set.

Destroyer
Have We Met

Nice sleeve art. Looks like Destroyer (aka Dan Bejar) is heading down the eccentric path on his thirteenth album which comprises of recordings culled from home brainstorming sessions and stuff recorded in his kitchen. The music was then worked on and remixed and only finished when collaborator John Collins had to go help his wife give birth. Stream of consciousness stuff from an artist refusing to rest on any kind of laurel.     
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Herron
Box of Swords

Meandyou.’s founder member Herron continues the sterling work of his Yield tape with this new 12” EP of thrillingly left-of-field electronica for Peder Mannerfelt Produktion. Box of Swords includes four new productions ranging from banging electro to acid house, with a Peder Mannerfelt himself remixing ‘United Walls’. 
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Gary Numan
The Pleasure Principle – The First Recordings

The Pleasure Principle - The First Recordings is a bunch of demos and outtakes from the sessions that produced Gary Numan’s first solo album. The songs were recorded mid-April, 1979, whilst Tubeway Army’s second album, Replicas, was residing at number one in the album charts. Numan decided to drop the Tubeway Army name and release the album under his own (stage) name.

Floating Points
Crush

Recorded during an intense, deliberately restricted five-week window rather than the years it took to make his 2015 debut Elaenia, Sam Shepherd has announced his second Floating Points album Crush. Inspired by his massive 2017 shows supporting The xx, this record is much more immediate than previous work, as demonstrated by lead single ‘LesAlpx’ released earlier this year. 

Om
BBC Radio 1

Om are a heavy metal band who were formed as a duo by Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius from stoner metalers, Sleep. Hakius has since left the band. They have expanded to a trio with the addition of Emil Amos and Tyler Trotter. BBC Radio 1 is a session they recorded at the legendary Maida Vale studios in spring 2019. Among the four tracks are the OM classics Gethsemine and State Of No Return.

Stereophonics
Kind

Wayne Rooney will be pleased - Stereophonics are back! The band are just one away from a dozen studio LPs now, though despite laying down all that material over the years they really haven’t changed their sound much (obviously - it’s Stereophonics we’re dealing with here). Kind features songs called things like ‘Hungover For You’ and ‘Bust This Town’ so we’re going to assume it’s business as usual for everyone’s favourite Welsh stadium-rockers.

Deathprod
Occulting Disk

First new Deathprod album in 15 years as Oslo's Helge Sten re-constitutes the project that has already produced some of the most immersive ambient music of our times. His previous output has always been raw and powerful politically aware ambient music which has drawn comparisons to GAS, Swans and Tim Hecker. A much needed comeback to soundtrack these turbulent times. Liner notes by unlikely fan Will Oldham who reveals he listens to Deathprod with his mum.  

Various
Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Always a master at compiling dazzling soundtracks, Quentin Tarantino presents the musical backdrop to his latest film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. It’s a double-LP package including time-specific late-Sixties cuts from Neil Diamond, The Box Tops, Dee Clark and Buffy Sainte-Marie, interspersed with vintage radio ads. 
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Nurse With Wound
Trippin’ Musik

Steven Stapleton’s iconoclastic Nurse With Wound project now enters its fifth decade, marked with this lavish box set of all-new music titled Trippin’ Musik. Consisting of three vinyls in dayglo orange, yellow and green, the collection comes with no tracklisting and no indication of what order in which the listener ought to listen to it - it’s up to the individual! 
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Pinback
Summer In Abaddon (15th Anniversary Edition)

Now I feel old. It's been 15 years since Pinback released 'Summer In Abaddon'-  an album which came after the two albums I really liked by them which are now presumably even older. 'Summer In Abaddon' hardened their lovely guitar pop a little, bringing in more obviously emo-influences to the duos rhetoric. For the uninitiated, these former members of 3 Mile Pilot and Heavy Vegetable are somewhat in the literate style of Death Cab for Cutie. 
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Matana Roberts
Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis

Matana Roberts has now reached the fourth instalment in her highly praised Coin Coin series. With the first three records exploring avenues of avant-garde composition, ranging from a large band down to solo work, Chapter Four: Memphis restores the collaborative motif, and sees Roberts lay out her most diverse musical vision yet, based on her scholarly research and passion for her subjects. 

The Orielles
Disco Volador

Written and recorded in double-quick time to strike while the iron’s still hot following the success of last year’s debut Silver Dollar Moment, The Orielles return with their sophomore album. Inspired by their time on the road, Disco Volador benefits from the addition of a fourth member on keyboards and the drones and delays brought to the mix by producer Marta Salogni. It should be another triumph for a band who’ve marked themselves out as one of the country’s finest newcomers. 
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Foxes in Fiction
Trillium Killer

Foxes In Fiction is the recording moniker of Warren Hildebrand, a Canadian musician who currently resides in the Big Apple. Trillium Killer is his third album, a patchwork of soundscapes, tape samples, drum machines, vocals, strings and electronic bass sees lo-fi and hi-fi nestling together in perfect harmony. A good thing to know about this fella is that he founded the label Orchid Tapes, and is responsible for putting out early recordings by Sandy (Alex G) and Soccer Mommy.

Geoffrey Hendricks with Philip Corner
Stones : Dreams

Stones : Dreams is the first ever audio recording from the recently deceased Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendricks, who passed away last year. Made in conjunction with his close friend Philip Corner, the record consists of quiet, musique concrete meditations, and comes with a 16-page leaflet of diaries, essays and artworks from Hendricks himself. 

Ben Frost
Dark: Cycle 2 (Original Music From The Netflix Series)

Ben Frost’s music has always had a cinematic quality to it, so it makes sense that recent years have seen the Aussie composer increasingly writing for the screen. He turns in a typically Frostian set for the OST of Netflix’s Dark: Cycle 2. These tracks are full of foreboding electronics, writhing drones and icy strings that have something of a Bernard Herrmann influence to them. It’s all very Black Mirror, which is to say it sounds quite like Geoff Barrow’s solo work.
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Public Enemy
Fear Of A Black Planet

Chuck D. and Co.’s third album will hit 25 in 2015, so this vinyl reissue couldn’t come any sooner. In fact, Fear of a Black Planet hasn’t been repressed since 2000! Really, there’s very little that can be said about Public Enemy that hasn’t been said already -- deadly serious political raps coupled with still incomparable wall-of-sound production courtesy of the Bomb Squad. What more could you want from a hip-hop album?

Codes In The Clouds
Codes In The Clouds

Codes In The Clouds eponymous album is their third. It’s taken six years to make - three years spent writing and recording and three years in post-production. It wasn’t just their desire to make things more detailed than on previous records, but the band members have had more going on in their personal lives. Whatever happened in those six years be it joyous, heartbreaking or otherwise, they’ve left it all on this record.
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Corridor
Junior

According to the press release the third album from Quebec's Corridor was recorded yesterday which means it's still as fresh and vital as a brand new tub of humous. Sub Pop got so excited by it that they released it a day after which is good going. It may be bang up to date but their sound is timeless, a mixture of guitar burn and jangle, some post-punk, some psych, lots of fun. What did you do yesterday? Corridor made an album and we'd better get on it before time runs out. 

Battles
Juice B Crypts

Having attracted some criticism for their indifferent last outing four years ago, experimental rock enthusiasts Battles drop their fourth studio album, which presses the reset button on expectations once again. Which is to say, there's only two of them now. Juice B Crypts is a veritable whirlwind of sonics and features collaborations with Shabazz Palaces and tUnE-YaRdS.

Little Simz
Grey Area

Little Simz AKA Simbi Ajikawo has already toured with Gorillaz and Anderson .Paak and now releases her third album to date. This pioneering hip-hop artist has broken out of her home conurbation of North London and is living out her dreams with her energetic performances and critically acclaimed albums.

Abul Mogard
Kimberlin

Kimberlin is an experimental film set on the tiny Isle of Portland off the south coast of England, examining the phenomenon of insular politics and Brexit post-2016. Synthesiser wizard Abul Mogard delivers its haunting and alluring soundtrack, constructed from field recordings and an array of retro technology. 
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Beck
Hyperspace

"No photos" he says whilst standing in front of a really cool car. But he should be photographed because he's Beck and he's about to unleash his fourteenth album. It features production help from the likes of Pharrell Williams, Greg Kurstin and Paul Epworth. The title track sounds rather gloriously chillwave (is that still a thing?) All kinds of editions for you to choose from. 

Steph Horak and Renick Bell
Live at Pirate Studios, Bristol

US musician Renick Bell is a pioneer of live coded music. Steph Horak, aka SheIsRevolting, is a sound and video artist. They are drawn together here to perform Live at Pirate Studios, Bristol. They improvise, live, with drums, vocals and code to create live algorithmic beats with Horak stretching the possibilities of her voice using a programmable effects pedal. Recorded in 2016. 
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Letherette
Brown Lounge, Vol. 5

Love a bit of Letherette me and the Wolverhampton duo continue their Brown Lounge series with a tape on Wulf. The Brown Lounge series sees them step away slightly from their usual template and make what is probably known now as a 'mix-tape' - scattered short form tracks made out of samples of old things chopped and spliced. Very Dilla, very Madlib.  

Kath Bloom & Loren Connors
Sand In My Shoe

Ooh Sand in My Shoe(s) by Dido. Haunting eh? Legendary folk duo Kath Bloom & Loren Connors provided their own end of the holiday lament with this 1983 album which was only pressed in a short run of 200 or so copies at the time. In the intervening years the legend surrounding these explorers grew and so it is time for a luxury re-issue with digital bonus tracks and a live EP. For the uninitiated this is beautiful fragile folk mixing originals with traditional material which gained long term fandom from the likes of Bill Callahan and Mark Kozelek. 
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Erik Levander
Inåt

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Erik Levander joins the Forwind label with his latest album release Inåt (meaning ‘Inwards’). As opposed to the largely synthesiser-based nature of his previous LP Couesnon, these five new compositions mix both digital and acoustic instrumentation and use it as a platform for the listener to journey inside their minds. 

Holden
The Idiots Are Winning

The Idiots Are Winning (now there’s a sentiment that holds up well today) was the debut album by one time overlord of computer music, Holden, or James Holden, as we’ve come to know and love him. It was originally released in 2006 and contains the classic tracks Idiot, Lump, Corduroy and 10101. James Holden went on to make The Animal Spirits, No.2 in the Norman Records albums of the year in 2017. 
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Coil
Stolen & Contaminated Songs

Coil made so much good stuff when making their 1991 album Love’s Secret Domain, there were enough outtakes of sufficient quality to make another album. That album was 1992’s Stolen & Contaminated Songs. The album shows Coil’s ability to balance experimentation with tradition and give abstract ideas widescreen scope. 
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clipping.
There Existed an Addiction to Blood

clipping. are very much what you'd expect from a rap group on Sub Pop. Their production is noisy and abrasive and they know their history. This is especially true of MC Daveed Diggs who is now considerably more well known for his role as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton, the musical. 

Hyperdawn
Bleach

Mancunian experimentalists Michael Cutting and Vitalija Glovackyte present their debut album as Hyperdawn. Bleach successfully translates the duo’s brilliant multimedia live performances to record, and also fuses digital processes to analogue instrumentation, to result in a compelling album of familiar yet alien avant-pop. 

The Yummy Fur
Piggy Wings

Released on Mogwai’s Rock Action label, Piggy Wings is a 14-track career highlights compilation from the beloved Glaswegian indie act The Yummy Fur, favourites of the late John Peel. Active between 1992 and 1999 and fronted by Jackie McKeown, its line-up included three future members of Franz Ferdinand. 

Susumu Yokota
Cloud Hidden

Five years after his untimely passing, some lost Susumu Yokota works are compiled into an album of unreleased recordings from the Japanese master. Rothko's Mark Beazley found a DAT tape of early sketches and unreleased recordings Yokota had sent him. Lo Recordings honcho Jon Tye then did the decent thing and completed the recordings. Cue champagne all round and an unexpected addition to Yokota's esteemed back catalogue.   

Hiss Golden Messenger
Terms Of Surrender

MC Taylor returns with his latest Hiss Golden Messenger album, and his fifth in just under four years, Terms of Surrender. A rumination on upheaval and loss that Taylor has experienced over the last 12 months, his new effort includes old collaborators and new ones, including Jenny Lewis and The National’s Aaron Dessner. 

Frank Zappa
The Hot Rats Sessions

Frank Zappa’s 1969 weirdo virtuoso cosmic jazz rock classic Hot Rats is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Hot Rats Sessions is available as a reissue of the original LP, pressed on Hot Pink coloured vinyl, and a 6 CD box set featuring alternate takes of album tracks and non-album tracks - 65 tracks in all, 59 of them previously unreleased - and liner notes by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. 
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Delta 5
Singles & Sessions 1979-1981

Delta 5 were a post-punk band from Leeds. Their sound was very much from the angular funk / punk world that fellow Yorkshire band Gang Of Four inhabited. They combined this with lyrics affirming their political and feminist stance. A perfect match for US label Kill Rock Stars to pick up on. Singles & Sessions 1979 - 1981 was originally released on CD in 2005. Now they’ve pressed it to vinyl to so you can revel in its analogue glory.

Trentemøller
Obverse

Danish producer Anders Trentemøller returns after three years to deliver his fifth studio record. Dabbling in the fertile ground between indie and electronica since he first emerged back in 2006, Obverse sees him force himself out of his comfort zone and compose with little regard as to how to replicate the songs live. 

Inoyama Land
Commissions: 1977-2000

Bloody hell. Makoto Inoue and Yasushi Yamashita have been making Ambient and New Age sounds for over four decades as Inoyama Land (see what they did there?) Here is a collection spanning the years 1977 to 2000 and this remastered LP perfectly exemplifies the nostalgic and pastoral synthesizer- led sound that has become their trademark. Comes with interview, liner notes and photos. Essential for all fans of transcendental new age and lost documents. 

The Beatles
Abbey Road – 50th Anniversary Edition

Absolutely everything about The Beatles’ final album Abbey Road screams ‘iconic’ - the much-parodied artwork, the second half’s famous song suite, the top class contributions from all of the Fab Four (yes, even Ringo’s ‘Octopus’s Garden’...). In 2019, it gets the 50th anniversary re-mastering treatment. With the new stereo mix handled by Giles Martin at the famous itself, this re-issue comes in: standard CD; double CD; single, double or triple vinyl; or a lavish 4xCD box-set with hardcover book and Blu-Ray. Various versions include outtakes and demos. 

Thomas Méreur
Dyrholaey

Constructed almost entirely from piano and vocals, Thomas Méreur’s debut studio album Dyrhólaey evokes the vast expanses of Icelandic wilderness that inspired the record. The space of the music and the loneliness of nature fold back in to the record’s secondary theme, that of grief and personal loss. 

Emptyset
Blossoms

Emptyset are a London-based electronic duo made up of James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas. They made their latest album, Blossoms, using Machine Learning Technology. Ginzburg is known as a solo artist and as the person who runs the label Subtext and co-runs Arc Light Editions. Purgas curated the Wysing Arts Centre’s annual music festival and has lectured and written books on electronic music. It’s fair to say they know their stuff.

Jóhann Jóhannsson
Fordlândia

Fordlândia is one of Jóhann Jóhannsson's lesser known works having only been available in a limited pressing.  The title references Henry Ford's disastrous rubber plantation (there's a good name for a band by the way) which he abandoned in the mid '20s. The music is a typically gorgeous mesh of electronics and orchestral sounds that seem at times disparate but come together as the two separate themes merge into one.  
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Stephen Mallinder
Um Dada

It wouldn’t really be accurate to say that we’ve been waiting a long time for a Stephen Mallinder solo LP. This is because the Cabaret Voltaire man’s last (and previously only) album Pow-Wow came out a full 37 years ago, way back in 1982, and as such most of us had stopped holding out for a follow-up. Now we’re pleased to tell you that 1) there is one, 2) it’s called Um Dada and 3) it’s good. This is a record of sprightly oddball techno-tronica that’s not dissimilar to Mouse On Mars or Matmos. Um Dada is out via Dais (Drab Majesty, SRSQ). Please note that the CD release contains two tracks that don't appear on the vinyl editions.

Kefaya + Elaha Soroor
Songs Of Our Mothers

Elaha Soroo is an Afghan singer and activist who arrived in London as a political refugee. There she connected with Kefaya, a musical collective and together they made Songs Of Our Mothers. An astonishing album that takes traditional Afghan women's folk songs and fills them out with thrilling, psychedelic arrangements. 

Blood Orange
Angel's Pulse

Oh here he is again. He gets where water won't....and stop sprawling on the sleeve. Sit up straight man. Maybe he has good reason to be tired as this mixtape release comes just months after his previous album proper Negro Swan. So it's being marketed as a mixtape rather than an album which seems to mean that it is an addendum of sorts to his last record - a series of sketches and ideas made in the months since. There's guests such as Toro Y Moi and Porches helping out. 

Lightning Dust
Spectre

Once a side project from Black Mountain, Lightning Dust has slowly become the main focus for Amber Webber and Josh Wells. Previous work has comprised of spare folk and electronica topped off with the extraordinary vocals of Webber which have drawn comparisons to Beth Gibbons. This latest instalment is a holler from the abyss of the wildfires that affected Webber's home town of Vancouver as the duo ruminate on creative freedom and the life journey. Guest spots from Stephen Malkmus and Destroyer's Dan Bejar.   

Mosca
Touchie Riddim EP

FLUF 29 is Touchie Riddim EP by Mosca, a sequence of four extrapolations that invoke the spirit and sound of early 00s grime. These finely-calibrated trouser flappers walk the long line between bone-realigning bass weight and synapse-firing upper-register tones, each hit tuned to provoke a physical response. Rhythms coagulate and dissolve simultaneously, all the while brewing sweet dread that occupies the listening space. Your room, your head.
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Julien Chang
Jules

At only 19 years of age (an age where I had barely learnt to speak) Baltimore resident Julien Chang is readying his debut. Chang (pronounced Chong just so you don't make an idiot of yourself) makes infectious electronic pop with nods to the jazz funk runs of the 70s and 80s. Sorta Toro Y Moi meets George Benson I suppose. Smooth yacht-ish rock that should be played all day long, all night strong. 

Molly Linen
Outside EP

Whilst the Glasgow-based singer-songwriter Molly Linen is freshly graduated this year, her latest EP - 'Outside' - proves that her youthful creative inspiration hasn't dried up just yet. Inspired by the great outdoors, and how exposure to the elements can refresh one's mind, this is a poignant glut of material designed to relax and soothe.
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Red River Dialect
Abundance Welcoming Ghosts

Red River Dialect are a six-piece folk-rock band from Cornwall. Their new album, 'Abundance Welcoming Ghosts', was recorded over four days before a planned hiatus for the band that saw songwriter, David Morris leave for a 9 month long meditation retreat at a Canadian monastery. It gave a certain celebratory tone to the sessions. Joan Shelley, Tara Jane O’Neil and Ed Sanders all guest.

The Wedding Present
George Best

The ever-prolific pioneers of UK indie, The Wedding Present, are embarking on an extensive reissue campaign, releasing five albums, two compilations and an EP from the band’s ‘80s and 90’s output, all of which are expanded multi-disc sets crammed with bonus material, extensive sleeve notes, art work and general Weddos emphemera. Most synonymous for their familiar depiction of relationships using acerbic wit, frontman David Gedge is a virtuoso when it comes to the bittersweet love song. Originally released in 1987, ‘George Best’ was the anticipated debut album by The Wedding Present, and saw the band do what they do best: create perfectly primitive, high-energy guitar-pop music about love and heartbreak. Lyrically some of Gedge’s most simple but much-loved songs; ‘George Best’ helped to create the Wedding Present’s definitive nuanced sound, and maintained their status as pillars of jangle pop. 

REQ / Rob Euroh
TDK

Brighton-based producer, DJ and graffiti artist REQ AKA Ian Cassar and turntablist Rob Euroh were part of the TDK crew which stood for The Dusty Knights or Tea Drinkers Crew, depending on who you ask. The name was also a famous brand of cassette that a significant part of many people's collection existed on back in the day. The cassette album goes back to the 90s - early ‘00s featuring evocative b-boy, lino breakdancing stuff alongside some high energy dancefloor bangers.

Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
Obiaa!

Meaning ‘Everybody!’ in Ghanaian, Obiaa! is the sophomore album from Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band. Arriving four years after their energising debut, the double-LP promises an insight into the country’s musical soul, led by the brilliant 72 year old singer Pat Thomas, known as the ‘Golden Voice of Africa’. 

Yukihiro Takahashi
Saravah!

Just before he properly got going with Japanese electronic innovators Yellow Magic Orchestra in 1978, Yukihiro Takahashi, released a solo album, Saravah! It is an album central to Japanese music of the ‘70s. It is a mix of disco Funk, synth Pop, ambient, French exotica and bossa nova, and as you can probably tell from the album cover, it’s pretty slick.

Penguin Cafe
Handfuls of Night

A continuation project of his father’s Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Arthur Jeffes returns with his fourth Penguin Cafe album Handfuls of Night. Inspired by Scott’s voyage to the Antarctic, the nine-track experience is bookended by beautiful instrumentals and takes in minimalist, cinematic pieces and uplifting, almost cathartic peaks. 

Wilco
Ode To Joy

Ode To Joy is the 11th album by Wilco. The title is taken from a 1785 poem by Friederich Schiller. Thematically, however,  it is concerned with something much more recent - the rather unsettling political climate and trying to find joy during this time. Wilco boss man, Jeff Tweedy, is hopeful that there is more love than hate out there, but is also aware that hate can be lurking just around the corner, so warns us that we’ve got to be careful. 

Max Cooper
Yearning For The Infinite

Commissioned by and recently performed at London’s Barbican, Max Cooper presents his latest work, Yearning For The Infinite. Registering as the electronic artist’s most ambitious project to date, attempting to fathom the infinite nature of the universe and humankind’s place within it, it’s presented here on double vinyl. Furthermore, as it uses recycled vinyl, each copy features a unique mixture of colours. 

Roger Doyle
Thalia

Best known for his piano-led compositions for theater, County Dublin-born Roger Doyle blends electronic and acoustic sounds to create intense and thrilling soundscapes. In double LP 'Thalia', Doyle forges an inspired and unpredictable journey - immersing the listener in his very own labyrinth-esque universe.
  • Vinyl Double LP (VCR013)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Telefon Tel Aviv
Dreams Are Not Enough

Telefon Tel Aviv's 2001 era album Fahrenheit Fair Enough was to these ears one of the greatest electronic albums of the era. Two further albums followed but following the death of founder member Charlie Cooper in 2009  Telefon Tel Aviv ceased trading. Now over a decade later, surviving member Josh Eustis has re-ignited the project for a long awaited fourth album. If it's even half as good as that debut then we are all in for a treat. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (GI343LPC1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

Originally released in 1997, the faultline between the excesses of the back-end of Britpop and the re-emergence of interesting British indie, Catherine Wheel’s dreamy fourth studio album Adam And Eve correctly pre-empted the shift in the industry. Now, it’s being re-issued on a double-LP edition via Music On Vinyl. 

65daysofstatic
replicr, 2019

replicr, 2019 is the seventh album in the near 20 year career of Sheffield experimentalists, 65daysofstatic. The album is at once a continuation and evolution for the band. It follows their score for the game No Man’s Sky, which caused them to think differently about the way they made music, building their own synths, software and way of writing.

Smoke Fairies
Darkness Brings The Wonders Home

Smoke Fairies are back with Darkness Brings The Wonders Home - their first album in five years. The starting point was the woodsy folk of their debut Through Low Light And Trees. They found their performances had a new boldness, however. This coupled with some exciting visits to a guitar shop near producer Phil Ek’s studio meant more guitars and new sounds were added to that sound. 
  • Vinyl LP (YR710LPX)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Bands
Magneticism II - The Very Best of Captain Beefheart & his Magic Bands

Spanning 15 years of Captain Beefheart’s creativity in concert with his various Magic Bands, Magneticism II looks at the appeal of Don Van Vliet in the live arena. Released on single CD and single vinyl, this compilation captures some truly memorable live takes on some of the enigmatic legend’s best work. 

Automatic
Signal

Not to be confused with the utterly cack mid-Noughties band responsible for the irritating ‘Monster’, this Automatic are a three-piece from Los Angeles who’ve gained a reputation for their incendiary live shows, inspired by psychedelia and punk. Signal is their debut studio album, and comes in a special indies-only red vinyl version. 

The Monochrome Set
Fabula Mendax

Riding in on the first wave of post-punk (apologies for the inappropriate surfing analogy), The Monochrome Set got the ears and tongues of Edwyn Collins and Morrissey (back when people still respected him) wagging. The band have also been an influence on Graham Coxon, Divine Comedy and Franz Ferdinand. Their latest album Fabula Mendex, is based on the scribblings of Armande de Pange who was a pal of Joan Of Arc. History and indie pop all at once.

Dinosaur Jr.
Green Mind (Deluxe Expanded Edition)

This is the one with The Wagon on it, what more do you need to know? Okay, okay, Green Mind was the 4th album by Dinosaur Jr. Released in 1991, it was the band’s first for a major label, and first after J Mascis acrimonious firing of bassist and tape experimenter, Lou Barlow. Forget the in-fighting, just put The Wagon on as loud as you can and enjoy one of the greatest earworming melodies for weeks afterwards.

Felix Lee
Inna Daze

The excellent Planet Mu label presents Inna Daze, the debut studio album from producer - and, for the first time, vocalist - Felix Lee. The record’s sense of ruthless economy retains the punky edginess of his first EPs, but envelopes it with a wider sense of musical world-building. It also features a host of members of Stockholm’s Drain Gang - including Yayoyanoh, Quantum Natives, Oxhy and Gaika. 

Girl Band
The Talkies

Taking their time over nearly four years since their debut album Holding Hands With Jamie, Irish quartet Girl Band deliver their long-awaited second effort. The Talkies was inspired by its recording in the uniquely weird building of Ballintubbert - full of winding passages and confusing turns amid the deafening noise. 

The Clash
London Calling (40th Anniversary)

Wow. Forty years since the Clash unleashed their third album London Calling. Iconic not just because of the more varied music contained within and it's legendary title track but just look at that sleeve will you? They haven't gone completely to town with this just a relatively standard LP (admittedly in special sleeve) and CD reissue plus a CD box set they've called London Calling: The Scrapbook which contains a hardback book full of memorabilia, archive material and lyrics.   

Kamaal Williams
The Return

Yussef Kamaal may have disbanded, but Henry Wu continues to fly the flag as Kamaal Williams. For the first LP released under his given name we see Williams behind the keys in a jazz fusion trio that brings together the visionary aesthetic of the YK output with the sounds of new London jazz and the shuffling grooves of the Wu project. Out via the new Black Focus records, a label named after YK’s sole full-length.

Boards of Canada
Twoism

As the old adage goes, a man who is Boards Of Canada is boards of life. Yet to achieve the fame that would come with 1998’s Music Has A Right To Children, Twoism was self-released by Mark Sandison, Marcus Eoin and then-BOC member Chris Horne three years prior to that LP. Woozy and cerebral, the eight tracks of this debut offering set the tone nicely for Boards Of Canada’s subsequent electronica revolutions.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s excellent second album, first released back in 2000. Awing in its scope and ambition, and uniquely optimistic and joyful within the band’s discography. I’ll never forget when I first heard the trumpets creeping in during ‘Storm’, or on ‘Sleep’ where a New Yorker fondly remembers Coney Island at its peak. Truly special.

The Low Anthem
Oh My God, Charlie Darwin (10th Anniversary Edition)

The Low Anthem hit pay dirt on their second album Oh My God, Charlie Darwin which they initially self released in 2018 but was subsequently given a bigger shove in 2009 by Bella Union. Now it's around for a third time for those of you who missed out on its beautifully tailored Americana which even then was worried about rising sea levels and the decay of morality.  *If you are quick there is a special DINKED edition white vinyl*  
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA202VN)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl

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