New & upcoming album releases

Music never stops: as true in 2020 as it was in 2019, 2018 and all the rest. The most exciting drop of the year will surely be the 20th anniversary edition of David Gray’s ‘White Ladder’, but please also turn your attention to some of the other choice morsels on their way over the next twelve months. Here's what we know about the latest preorders and when they're due in.

Note: some of these dates aren't so much 'estimates' as 'guaranteed-to-be-wrong-near-guesses'. Sorry!
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Elbow - Dead In The Boot

    Dead in the Boot was a B side collection from Manchester soak Guy Garvey and his not so merry band of brothers. It was released in 2012 and was sequenced in non chronological order to attempt to make it flow as an album. It is resolutely downbeat and showcases a different side to their rainswept rock and Garvey's back of a beermat observations. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything

    Here we go with another Elbow album, their 6th in fact. The Take Off And Landing Of Everything follows the platinum album Build A Rocket Boys and continued their ascent into superstardom and into the hearts and minds of drunkenly emotional people from Manchester. Jimi Goodwin from Doves and Manchester’s Halle Orchestra make guest appearances. Check our review. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Jóhann Jóhannsson with Hildur Guðnadóttir & Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe - End of Summer

    Jóhann Jóhannsson has made a film, a collage of super 8 footage of his Antarctic travels. The film is accompanied by an ethereal, suitably icy soundtrack by Jóhann himself, working with wonderful cellist Hildur Gudna∂óttir and Robert Aiki Aubrey Low. This CD+DVD set of End of Summer gives you both sides of the project. On Sonic Pieces.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Skinshape - Filoxiny

    Over the past few years Skinshape mastermind Will Dorey has established himself as a worthy new addition to the lineage of British oddball artists. His Skinshape project sees Dorey fusing influences from trip-hop, reggae, downtempo electronica, psychedelic pop and chamber pop to cerebrally beautiful effect. He keeps up the good work with his fourth Skinshape LP Filoxiny. Mr. Scruff is an obvious comparison.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Sansibar - White Swan

    Look, any record with a song on it called ‘Mandate My Ass’ would be popular round these parts regardless of what it sounded like. The fact that Sansibar’s White Swan EP also happens to be a deliciously dark set of coldwave, minimal synth and EBM tunes just makes us like it even more. White Swan is out on excellent Mancunian imprint Natural Sciences (Textasy, DJ Seinfeld).

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Various - Horizon Zero Dawn (Original Soundtrack)

    Four records containing the entire soundtrack to the highly acclaimed game Horizon Zero Dawn. With many variations surrounding a central, repeating musical theme, it was a collaborative effort between composers Joris De Man, Joe Henson, Alexis Smith, Niels Van Der Leest and the Guerrilla Games Audio Team as a whole, and won the Jerry Goldsmith Award for best original score in a video game two years ago. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Thomas Köner - Motus

    Not seen the name Mille Plateaux bandied about much of late (or am I not paying enough attention?). The latest album from Thomas Koner appears on the legendary imprint and as you may suspect is a collection of splintered and near undanceable electronic music. Koner experiments in producing music free of rhythm and timing and wonders aloud whether anyone could ever dance to this. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Momoko Kikuchi - Adventure

    Re-mastered from the original tapes and pressed onto purple vinyl, J-pop pioneer Momoko Kikuchi’s Adventure returns to the LP format for the first time since its release way back in 1986. The sound of an already established artist discovering the full extent of their potential (Kikuchi had only just turned 18 when it was released), Adventure utterly encapsulates the sound of Eighties Japanese pop. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Jay Daniel - SSD EP

    Following records on Ninja Tune sister label Technicolour, Theo Parrish's Sound Signature, Kyle Hall's Wild Oats and Steven Julien's Apron Records. Detroit producer Jay Daniel returns with the SSD EP on his own Watusi High label. The four cuts provide something of a snapshot of Jay Daniel in the middle of an artistic transition. The first side of this 12” release sees him indulge in languid, low-bpm mood pieces, while the reverse side contains two rough-hewn yet sparkling house numbers. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Caro - Burrows

    Beginning life as a bedroom project from composer Adam Pardey and then expanded through connections at Leeds College of Music around 2014, Caro at last releases its debut studio album, Burrows, after a long string of excellent singles. Cathartic and emotional, it’s 21st century post-pop at its finest. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Rituals of Mine - HYPE NOSTALGIA

    An album about coming to terms with grief and trauma, Hype Nostalgia is Terra Lopez’s finest artistic achievement as Rituals Of Mine. Recorded to all intents and purposes as a solo artist (new drummer Adam Pierce joined only very recently), it’s an album of straightforward and empowering messages set to dark, futuristic R&B. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Transmissions: The Music Of Beverly Glenn-Copeland

    The beginning of a re-issue series that ought send some much-needed recognition the way of jazz singer and composer Beverly Glenn-Copeland after he signed to Transgressive. Transmissions is a new career-spanning collection of songs, which also comes with a 7” vinyl of previously unreleased tracks. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Death Bells - New Signs of Life

    New Signs of Life is the second album, and first for Dais, by newly LA-based Australian band Death Bells. It is an album of impassioned guitar music built with a DIY aesthetic and reaching into dreampop territory. The lyrics are succinct and there's the odd nod to the California’s surf history.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Steffen Basho-Junghans - The Dancer on the Hill

    Self-taught guitarist Steffen Basho-Junghans releases a new studio album via Architects of Harmonic Rooms. As might be detectable just from his name, he’s influenced by the great Daniel Robinson (a.k.a. Robbie Basho), but on The Dancer On The Hill there’s elements of the Japanese koto and the musical traditions of his native Germany. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Svalbard - When I Die, Will I Get Better?

    When I Die, Will I Get Better? is the third studio album from Bristol-based band Svalbard. Perhaps a nod to the Norwegian town in the Svalbard region where it’s apparently illegal to die, it sees the band amplify all of the elements of their post-hardcore and metal sounds to make their most essential work yet. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Tommy Mandel - Music For Insomniacs

    Tommy Mandel’s main job was playing keyboards in Bryan Adams backing band. You’ve got to earn a living somehow, I guess. His real passion was for making esoteric synth music. Music For Insomniacs is an album-worth of such music, originally released on a private press cassette in 1984. Each track takes inspiration from waves of sleep. If you enjoy the work of Mort Garson, Woo, Brian Bennett, Angelo Badalamenti, Klaus Schonning or Bruce Haack then this is for you.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Larry Heard - Sceneries Not Songs, Volume One

    The point at which Larry Heard’s (AKA Mr. Fingers) 1994 classic Sceneries Not Songs Volume 1 was made possible when he managed to perfectly combine jazz, deep ambience and his famed Chicago house sound. In doing so, he made an album for lovers of both house and R&B. Released as a double vinyl LP for the first time, it includes a bonus track that was only previously available on CD.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Sylvan Esso - Free Love

    Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn present their third studio album as Sylvan Esso. Originating in Los Angeles with collaborator Jon Hill and completed at their home studio in North Carolina, Free Love manages to be their most accessible and complex work yet, examining issues from self-worth to the environment with an upbeat disposition. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Mint Field - Sentimiento Mundial

    Mmm mint. Mint Field are a shoegaze collective formed in Tijuana by Estrella del Sol Sánchez. Having moved to the bright lights of Mexico City, they now release their second full length Sentimiento Mundial. They have a classy dream-pop sound that takes in kraut-rock and with the use of violin and distortion they have a wide sound palette at their disposal. The album was recorded in London with the production and drumming assistance of members of Ulrika Spacek.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Ricardo Villalobos - AsloHop EP

    Minimal techno mastermind Ricardo Villalobos returns to the Rawax imprint with a new EP on 12" vinyl, titled AsloHop. Over two brand new songs - the title track on the A-side and ‘Detrand’ on the reverse - one of the most influential figures in modern dance music delivers a masterclass. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Lagoss - Imaginary Island Music Vol.1: Canary Islands

    Lagoss is a new project devised by Discrepant label head Gonçalo F. Cardoso and Tenerife-based duo Tupperwear. Their debut release, titled Imaginary Island Music Vol.1: Canary Islands, is a collection of 37 brief mood-pieces over just one piece of vinyl, constructed from sonic threads from all over the world. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Sophia Loizou - Untold

    Sophia Loizou is a Bristol-based composer who, on this her latest album on Houndstooth, looks at sonic landscapes such as the noise made by animals or plants of the weather. The result comprises of ambient soundscapes with field recordings used and abused to make sonic textures. It's part of a wider project about the world, nature and our place as a little bit of it. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Elbow - Leaders Of The Free World

    Leaders of the Free World was the third album from Mancunian plodders Elbow. It perfectly showcased their brand of northern melancholy that would later win them a Mercury Prize and have just married couples swooning at the sheer alcohol-soaked romanticism of it all. Bring a tissue and a pair of ear muffs. Part of a wider vinyl re-issue campaign of their back catalogue. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Elbow - Cast Of Thousands

    Guy Garvey's perennial plodders Elbow are having their back catalogue  re-issued which is good news for insomniacs and less good for anyone operating heavy machinery. Cast of Thousands was their second album originally released in 2003 which saw their brand of northern melancholy taking shape even if it there were several years left to wait before they reached mass acceptance. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Elbow - Asleep In The Back

    A re-issue on two heavyweight vinyls for Asleep In The Back, the 2001 debut studio album from Elbow. Housing a number of wonderful, spectral singles that grazed the lower end of the UK Top 40, it was the first album of theirs to be nominated for the Mercury Prize, an award they would win seven years down the line. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Broshuda - Contemplative Figuration

    Broshuda returns with Contemplative Figuration on Soda Gong. It sees the German producer pushing boundaries even more with an eclectic and ultimately unclassifiable blend of beats, ambience, tape samples and musique concrete. Broshuda has also released records on Haunter Records, NoCorner and Plaque.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    MJ Guider - Sour Cherry Bell

    Her second release for Kranky under the moniker MJ Guider, Sour Cherry Bell sees Melissa Guion push the instrumental combination used on her 2016 effort Precious Systems to their absolute limit. Constructed gradually in rehearsal spaces and her home studio, it’s an intoxicating mix of dream-pop, shoegaze and ambient music. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Herbie Hancock - My Point of View

    Originally released in late 1963, My Point Of View was the second studio album that legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock released for the famous Blue Note label. It also included an all-star band ensemble backing him, among them Donald Byrd on trumpet, and Hank Mobley on tenor sax. The label’s Tone Poet Audiophile reissue series makes this masterpiece available once again, remastered from the original tapes and pressed on heavyweight vinyl. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Róisín Murphy - Róisín Machine

    Arguably a bigger star now than she was even when the sadly demised Moloko were at their peak, Róisín Murphy announces her fifth solo album Róisín Machine. Produced alongside long-term collaborator DJ Parrot and housing the wonderful ‘Incapable’ and ‘Murphy’s Law’ singles, nobody would bet against this being another quality record. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Animistic Beliefs - Thief of Sanity

    Standing in stark contrast to their strident political beliefs and terrifically unhinged live shows, Animistic Beliefs go in a rather different direction with their latest EP. A four-track effort titled Thief of Sanity, Xakalele and rbf.linh conjure up some irrepressibly sad soundscapes amid the drum machine workouts. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Duma - Duma

    A product of Kenya’s underground metal scene, Duma set out to upend expectations of what East African music can sound like. Their self-titled debut album Duma - translating as “darkness” - is a mixture of coruscating metal riffs and frantic breakcore rhythms that’s both alarming and compelling. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Wren - GROUNDSWELLS

    Becoming one of the leading lights of Britain’s metal scene over the last five years or so, Groundswells is the next studio album from Wren. Exploring folklore connected with the changing of the seasons once again, this post-metal masterpiece is produced by Scott Evans of Kowloon Walled City, their former touring mates. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    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. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Jesse Osborne-Lanthier - Left My Brain @ Can Paixano (La Xampanyeria) OST

    The result of five long years of work and featuring guest spots from Marie Davidson and Asaël Robitaille, Left My Brain @ Can Paixano (La Xampanyeria) OST is the most ambitious work to date from Canadian musician Jesse Osborne-Lanthier. Drawing on sounds and techniques from everything from heavy metal to rap, it arrives packaged with a beautiful silk-screened newspaper-style insert. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Erik K Skodvin - Anbessa

    Following the childhood of a young boy in Ethiopia named Asalif, Mo Scarpelli’s 2019 film Anbessa was given an equally creative score by Erik K Skodvin. His first foray into film soundtrack composition by himself, the mix of field recordings and music perfectly reflects Asalif’s environment. This vinyl release contains exclusive field recordings on the reverse side. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    OL - Wildlife Processing

    Wildlife Processing is the second in a series of releases by Asyncro of recording made by Russian DJ and producer Oleg Buyanov - also known as OL - made between 2017 and the present. As well as solo works, it includes collaborative tracks made with Sensational, Flaty and Micxail, and is testament to his personal vision for electronic music. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Soft Cell - Cruelty Without Beauty

    Released 18 years after Marc Almond and Dave Ball originally disintegrated their creative partnership, 2002’s Cruelty Without Beauty marked the reunion of Soft Cell. As they prepare for their second reunification and a fifth studio album set for release in 2021, Big Frock re-issues the album as a double-CD package, with unreleased and rare tracks, and a heavyweight pink vinyl. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    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). 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Julia Reidy - Vanish

    Julia Reidy is a 12 string guitarist from Australia now vying for space with the remainder of the electronic and experimental music population in Berlin. Vanish sees the artist incorporating synth, autotuned vocals and other splintered things into her sound. It is her third album but her first for Editions Mego. Nik Void did the artwork for her.  

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Arurmukha - 14.11.90

    Marking the date on which police violently cleared out squatters from a series of properties in reunified Berlin, 14.11.90 was the creation of Marc Weiser and Jurgen Hendlmeier as Arurmukha. With its themes of exploitation as urgent as ever in 2020, it now gets a 30th anniversary re-release on vinyl, complete with an insert chronicling the events in depth. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    The Beths - Future Me Hates Me

    Carpark Records (Cloud Nothings, Toro Y Moi) present some fuzzy niceness from Kiwi quartet The Beths. Future Me Hates Me is a peppy synthesis of OG twee-grungers like The Lemonheads with the shy coyness found in the more recent fare of Yuck and Mitski. Nice harmonies, nice melodies, and the fact that the four members all have jazz chops ensures a higher level of musicianship that one usually finds on these sort of LPs.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Hardcore Listing With Chris & Stu feat. DJ Yoda - Podcast On Vinyl No.1

    A real treat for fans of podcasts, vinyl and golden-age hip-hop, Podcast On Vinyl No.1 from the Lewis Recordings label captures a special episode of the Hardcore Listing podcast. It saw Chris Glasson and Stu Whiffen talking with special guest DJ Yoda about his five favourite golden-age hip-hop albums, recorded live in one take. It comes pressed to ultra-clear vinyl. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Pete Rock - 80 Blocks Instrumentals

    Originally a collaboration with Bronx duo Camp Lo around a decade ago, 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s was clinching proof that iconic producer Pete Rock had the longevity to stay relevant. 80 Blocks Instrumentals, containing the beats shorn of the lyrics, is a dazzling memento of his enduring talents. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    London Contemporary Orchestra - Giacinto Scelsi: String Trio

    The London Contemporary Orchestra (here consisting of the trio of Galya Bisengalieva (violin) Robert Ames (viola) Max Ruisi (cello)) here look back at the work of Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi - a mysterious and somewhat Salinger-esque character. His reclusiveness means that he is relatively little known but his work has gone on to influence the likes of Ennio Morricone. A perfect chance to find out what he was all about. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Robert Johnson - King Of The Delta Blues Singers

    Robert Johnson’s Faustian pact is probably the defining myth of rock ‘n’ roll. This compilation of his work is worth hearing for that reason alone. If you go in for that sort of thing, it was also ranked the 27th greatest album of all-time by Rolling Stone in 2003. Either way, the songs here all have an eerie power that transcends time.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Sofheso - A Record

    Material from recent sessions by mysterious Japanese noise-maker Sofheso is collected on A Record, the latest release from the producer in collaboration with label First Terrace. In comparison to the massive vault exhumation that was 2018’s Archive, this 53-minute experience is sharper but no less surprising and unpredictable. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Noriyuki Iwadare - Grandia (Complete Soundtrack)

    Game Arts and Wayô Records present Noriyuki Iwadare’s full soundtrack to cult 1997 video-gaming title Grandia on mint-green vinyl. With each of the three discs housed in its own illustrated sleeve, it comes with a 20-page booklet, featuring artwork from Toshiaki Hontani and Takuhito Kusanagi. Additionally, the 5xCD version includes 1998’s Vent, out of print for many years, on a separate disc. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Heliocentrics - Telemetric Sounds

    Psych-funk band Helliocentrics fuse the sounds of James Brown, Sun Ra, Ennio Morricone, Pierre Henry and Can to make music that stretches into a whole new realm of psychedelia. Telemetric Sounds is the London band’s eleventh album overall and second for Madlib’s Madlib Invazion label following on from Infinity of Now. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Field Lines Cartographer - The Spectral Isle

    Focussed on the mysterious mid-Atlantic island of Hy-Brasil - a location apparently linked with UFOs, ghosts and other supernatural phenomena - The Spectral Isle is a fascinating album by English sound artist Mark Burford, recording under the moniker Field Lines Cartographer, constructed from analogue synths and field recordings.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Daniel O'Sullivan - Electric Maya: Dream Flotsam and Astral Hinterlands

    In a bid to re-brand the slightly nerdy reputation of library music, London-based label KPM Music is releasing three albums offering composers the opportunity to experiment with new ideas. The first of these is Electric Maya: Dream Flotsam and Astral Hinterlands by multi-instrumentalist Daniel O’Sullivan, consisting of 18 concise and melodic mood-pieces. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Panoram - Anova

    The cover artwork may show a picture of someone unscrewing an eyeball using their very tiny hand, but Panoram's music provides a somewhat more bucolic experience than that image. The producer's first album since 2017 sees him continue to pursue the more fragmented end of dance music with a sound reminiscent of Boards of Canada and Huerco S

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    The Appleseed Cast - Mare Vitalis

    Emo started to become really popular around the turn of the century and The Appleseed Cast were in the middle of it all. 'Mare Vitalis' was their second album, was released in 2000, and is a must-cop for anyone who digs that particular musical epoch. This twentieth anniversary reissue of 'Mare Vitalis' is pressed on 180g vinyl and comes as double-LP housed in a gatefold sleeve. On Thirty Something Records.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Niblock, Vigroux & Toeplitz - Bestia IRE

    ‘Bestia IRE’ is a collaborative LP made by U.S. experimental music titan Phil Niblock alongside Kasper T. Toeplitz & Franck Vigroux. The latter pair do the heavy lifting here, interpreting Niblock's composition on A-side ‘Noizzze + I R E’ and being inspired by it on the flip cut ‘Bestia’. The duo use e-guitars, real guitars and various electronics to create a real hardened racket - think Golem Mecanique and Alvin Lucier.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes

    'Tales From A Thousand Lakes' is the critically acclaimed second album from Finnish death metal band Amorphis. It's a record which was originally released in 1994 and is based on 'Kalevala', an epic 19th century Finnish poem. The way that the album incorporated prog-rock and folk music into a core death metal sound took it into pastures new. Coloured vinyl LP on Relapse.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Jackboys - Jackboys

    I don't understand. I'm 47 and none of these names make sense apart from Pop Smoke who I think I read about in the Daily Mail. It seems to be a collective put together by Travis Scott and the Cactus label collective. Lots of autotune and lots of 'bitches' and sucking and at one point he puts the come in the pussy. How do these 'woke' youngsters deal with so many references to the word 'bitch' and the general misogyny? It beggars belief. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Shlohmo - Heaven Inc.

    Following a deluge of requests from fans after the track was included in Shlohmo’s BBC Essential Mix back in 2019, Henry Laufer at last officially releases ‘Heaven Inc.’ as a stand-alone 7” vinyl. On the reverse side, there’s another exclusive titled ‘Looking At Plants’. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Alessandro Cortini, Alain Johannes & Norm Block - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint (Original Soundtrack)

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a military shoot ‘em up game set in an enigmatic and hostile world. The soundtrack for this game has been composed by multi-instrumentalist Alain Johannes of Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures, Alessandro Cortini, known for his work with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and drummer Norm Block of Plexi and Sweethead. The music creates a dark, brooding atmosphere encompassing ambient, rock and synthwave.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Eve Maret - Stars Aligned

    Eve Maret is a synth whizz and producer who bases herself in Nashville, Tennessee. Stars Aligned is a dynamic album that incorporates influences from classic German acts such as Kraftwerk, Harmonia and Neu! to ground-breaking original artists such as Bjork and Laurie Anderson to electronic heroes Orbital.  On PRAH.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Jesper Kyd, Raison Varner, Sascha Dikiciyan, Cris Velasco, Tim Larkin - Borderlands (Original Soundtrack)

    Borderlands (Original Soundtrack) is the soundtrack to the classic, futuristic first person shooter game. Jesper Kyd, Raison Varner, Sascha Dikiciyan, Cris Velasco and Tim Larkin are the highly talented quintet behind it are individually  responsible for some other classics such as God of War 3, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Assassin’s Creed and Hitman. Among the 30 tracks are some that have never been included on physical versions before. Double LP on Laced.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Logic1000 - Perfume / Blossom

    Logic 1000 is the recording moniker of Australian DJ Samantha Poulter. She released a self-titled EP on Sumac which made its way onto the turntables of the great and good including Four Tet, Caribou, Floating Points and DJ Python. Now she returns with a white label 12” featuring the tracks Perfume and Blossom. On Because Music.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Kikagaku Moyo - Mammatus Clouds

    Kikagaku Moyo are a group from Tokyo who pair fantastical psychedelic folk with riffs, raga rock and krautrock. 'Mammatus Clouds' is an album length EP released in 2014 which features some of their most slow-burning and out-there work to date. All immersive droning rock, nature inspired jams, and sun-baked psychedelia, it's a brilliantly far-out listen.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Masami Kawahara & The Exotic Sounds - Ecstasy

    Ecstasy by Japanese percussion wizard Masami Kawahara & The Exotic Sounds is classified as a erotic lounge record, of which in 1970 when this was released, there was an awful lot of. This one, however, is one of the best records of the ‘adults only’ genre. The music mixes soul jazz, latin, afrobeat and psychedelia complete with moaning female sounds and scat vocals.

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    SWANS - Where Does A Body End?

    An intimate portrait of perhaps the most intense fearsome band ever to walk the planet  - Swans. This film follows the band from their confrontational roots through to their late '80s attempt to infiltrate the mainstream subsequent break up and later reformation as grizzled veterans of the avant garde. Featuring hours of unseen footage this is sure to be a fascinating watch for rabid fans as well as those interested in a good story. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Os Senhores - The One-Legged Cyclist

    Whether it is possible to ride a bike with one leg is open to conjecture but what is certain is the wild creativity evident from the short lived Portuguese outfit. They existed for a couple of years in the 80s with influences varying from Kraut-rock to post-punk topped off with Siouxsie-like wailing. Affably they claim there is no musical interest in these recordings and they are presented for historical document only. Fans of a good old racket might beg to differ. 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Various (YPY, group A, Kohhei Matsuda, Kenichi Iwasa + Tot Onyx) - NO Recording II

    NO Recording II is a follow-up to group A’s charity compilation series they commenced earlier this year in aid of a number of communities in need of help during lockdown. With proceeds going to ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), this limited edition cassette run contains raw material from YPY, Bo Ningen guitarist Kohhei Matsuda, Kenichi Iwasa and Tot Onyx). 

    Due in: today
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    The Yearning - Only When I'm Dancing

    As well as working under the name The Yearning, Joe Moore has released music under a number of different names including The Perfect Kiss and Julie Et Joe. He has also experimented with a number of different genres. Only When I’m Dancing sees him landing somewhere between ABBA and the Bee Gees with an album of perfect ‘70s pop.

    Due in: today
  • Saturday 26th September 2020

    Richard Skelton - These Charms May Be Sung Over A Wound

    Richard Skelton began making music in 2004 as a way of coping with the death of his wife. Since then he has averaged more than 3 releases per year. His music has been compared to the likes of Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Stars Of The Lid, Arvo Part and William Basinski. These Charms May Be Sung Over A Wound sees him moving into new territory, soundwise, eschewing acoustic instruments, informed by the rural setting of the Scottish Borders in which he lives

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Monday 28th September 2020

    Employee (Max Graef) - Hold Music Vol.1

    We don't know a lot about this but Max Graef is a Berlin (where else?) based musician notable for house music with jazz and hip-hop influences. Hold Music appears to be an album of various moods created by the musician and for some reason has been released in an edition of 267 by Beatbude. Mastered by the Herbaliser.   

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Monday 28th September 2020

    The Blanche Hudson Weekend - Standing On The Lift To The Scaffold : 2009 - 2013

    The Blanche Hudson Weekend were an indie band from Leeds who took their name from Joan Crawford’s character in Whatever Happened To Baby Jane. Their vision of pop incorporated some electronic beats and synths with Jesus & Marychain flavoured fuzz and occasionally viola drones inspired by The Velvet Underground. Their sound could be compared to Shop Assistants, The Primitives and The Flatmates. Standing On The Lift To The Scaffold : 2009 - 2013 compiles the best stuff from their 3 years and 7 months-long existence.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Tuesday 29th September 2020

    memotone - Invisible Cities

    For his latest album, Bristol resident Memotone takes influence from Italo Calvino's novel 'Invisible Cities'. Like the book, his music explores imagined and exaggerated landscapes through the lens of some elaborate, fourth-world dreamscape. Using a finely balanced blend of improvised instrumentation (clarinet being at the forefront) and programmed electronics, the album benefits from a ranging textural and tonal exploration, as if we were following Marco Polo on his journey to discover cities as yet unknown, passing the landmarks of dub, exotica and jazz en route. RIYL Jon Hassel, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nino Nardini...

    “it is not the voice that commands the story; it is the ear” Italo Calvino - Invisible Cities

    Due in: only 4 days to go
  • Wednesday 30th September 2020

    Sansibar - Targeted Individuals

    Finally a vinyl edition of this debut album (originally released in 2019 on FTP) that has been high on many electro fiend wishlists. It trims the digital versions twelve tracks down to a lean eight cuts - pressed loud for maximum impact. As followers of this Helsinki producer will know - his productions for Natural Sciences, Warning, Émotsiya etc. are super crisp and immaculate. These gleaming tracks unfurl with all the graceful, celestial elegance of Gerhard Hansen's ERP productions. Dedicated to Detroit's Erik Travis whom he samples on a coupla tracks. Top drawer electro.

    Due in: only 5 days to go
  • Wednesday 30th September 2020

    Martin Rude & Jakob Skøtt Duo - The Discipline of Assent

    Formed from hours of first-take, improvised jams laid down in a remarkable session back in early March 2020, The Disciple of Assent sees Sun River musician Martin Rude work with Causa Sui percussionist Jakob Skøtt gleefully colour outside the lines to make something that lies between jazz, psychedelia and folk. 

    Due in: only 5 days to go
  • Wednesday 30th September 2020

    Soft Hearted Scientists - The Continuing Escapades Of The Soft Hearted Scientists

    The Continuing Escapades of the Soft Hearted Scientists is a new box-set from Fruits De Mer compiling some of the more recent work of Welsh psychedelicists Soft Hearted Scientists. Following up on 2013’s Whatever Happened To… compilation, this 4xLP set includes a double LP of instrumentals from the band, sliced up, patched together and edited into four lengthy suites. 

    Due in: only 5 days to go
  • Wednesday 30th September 2020

    Various - Head in the Clouds

    Head in the Clouds is a compilation inspired by ‘70s German electronic music, specifically bands such as Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel, Popol Vuh. It includes over three hours of music by 19 different artists such as Maat Lander, Son of Ohm, Black Tempest and Jah Buddah. Double LP comes with double CD on Strange Fish.

    Due in: only 5 days to go
  • Wednesday 30th September 2020

    Record Runner - Cherry Red

    The Record Runner is an iconic Japanese toy originally launched in the '70s. It claims to be the world’s smallest portable vinyl record player and is an officially licensed Volkswagen product.

    These new re-engineered editions of the Record Runner come in a choice of Royal Blue, Cherry Red, Magenta and Yellow colour schemes. Assembled by hand in Japan. They feature a pitch adjustment knob and Audio Technica L3600 (replaceable needle) stylus and cartridge system. You'll get approx 90 minutes playtime from 2x AAA Alkaline batteries. They have built-in motor, amplifier, speaker, LED track/power light and volume control.

    Note: These are toys and created for fun. The manufacturer warns that they can scratch/damage records. We do not recommend general playback use on any records you are not willing to risk getting scratched.

    Due in: only 5 days to go
  • Wednesday 30th September 2020

    Record Runner - Royal Blue

    The Record Runner is an iconic Japanese toy originally launched in the '70s. It claims to be the world’s smallest portable vinyl record player and is an officially licensed Volkswagen product.

    These new re-engineered editions of the Record Runner come in a choice of Royal Blue, Cherry Red, Magenta and Yellow colour schemes. Assembled by hand in Japan. They feature a pitch adjustment knob and Audio Technica L3600 (replaceable needle) stylus and cartridge system. You'll get approx 90 minutes playtime from 2x AAA Alkaline batteries. They have built-in motor, amplifier, speaker, LED track/power light and volume control.

    Note: These are toys and created for fun. The manufacturer warns that they can scratch/damage records. We do not recommend general playback use on any records you are not willing to risk getting scratched.

    Due in: only 5 days to go
  • Wednesday 30th September 2020

    Record Runner - Magenta

    The Record Runner is an iconic Japanese toy originally launched in the '70s. It claims to be the world’s smallest portable vinyl record player and is an officially licensed Volkswagen product.

    These new re-engineered editions of the Record Runner come in a choice of Royal Blue, Cherry Red, Magenta and Yellow colour schemes. Assembled by hand in Japan. They feature a pitch adjustment knob and Audio Technica L3600 (replaceable needle) stylus and cartridge system. You'll get approx 90 minutes playtime from 2x AAA Alkaline batteries. They have built-in motor, amplifier, speaker, LED track/power light and volume control.

    Note: These are toys and created for fun. The manufacturer warns that they can scratch/damage records. We do not recommend general playback use on any records you are not willing to risk getting scratched.

    Due in: only 5 days to go
  • Wednesday 30th September 2020

    Record Runner - Yellow

    The Record Runner is an iconic Japanese toy originally launched in the '70s. It claims to be the world’s smallest portable vinyl record player and is an officially licensed Volkswagen product.

    These new re-engineered editions of the Record Runner come in a choice of Royal Blue, Cherry Red, Magenta and Yellow colour schemes. Assembled by hand in Japan. They feature a pitch adjustment knob and Audio Technica L3600 (replaceable needle) stylus and cartridge system. You'll get approx 90 minutes playtime from 2x AAA Alkaline batteries. They have built-in motor, amplifier, speaker, LED track/power light and volume control.

    Note: These are toys and created for fun. The manufacturer warns that they can scratch/damage records. We do not recommend general playback use on any records you are not willing to risk getting scratched.

    Due in: only 5 days to go
  • Wednesday 30th September 2020

    Omar S - Still Fucking Resident Advisor

    Omar S got a plenty of social media traction with that title for the original double 12" set and he's at it again with this 12" of tracks that were previously only available on the CD edition of the release. It's definitely worth focussing on the music here as he's a master of upliftingly funky house tracks and here are four more eclectic examples of what he's so good at. 

    Due in: only 5 days to go
  • Wednesday 30th September 2020

    Theo Parrish - Wuddaji

    A new record by legendary producer Theo Parrish! There have been no full-length records from him since 2014's 'American Intelligence' so this will be eagerly anticipated, to say the least. Mr Parrish is known for his pure, deep, sometimes jazzy and always soulful and funktastic house productions and involvement in the Detroit underground scene. Respected worldwide for his masterful DJ work, he clearly understands how to present his work with fellow DJs in mind. Features nine tracks cut across 3 slabs of vinyl for optimum DJ use.

    Due in: only 5 days to go
  • Thursday 1st October 2020

    Ordnance Survey - Relative Phase

    Neil O'Connor has been producing electronic music for the past 21 years under a number of guises - most notably Somadrone - and has seen his work invite comparisons to the likes of Eno and Sakamoto. It features a number of collaborations from contemporaries such as Seán Mac Erlaine (This is How We Fly), Linda Buckley, Kate Ellis (Crash Ensemble) and John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake).

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Thursday 1st October 2020

    Ordnance Survey - Ampere

    Neil O'Connor has been producing electronic music for the past 21 years under a number of guises - most notably Somadrone - and has seen his work invite comparisons to the likes of Eno and Sakamoto. Ampere features musicians from traditional and contemporary music including Dónal Lunny (Planxty), Cormac MacDiarmada (Lankum), Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, David Murphy and The Crash Ensemble.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - The Mirror Man Sessions

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Wipers - Youth of America

    Nice re-issue of the second album from Greg Sage's post-punk greats. This is where the band got all cold and nihilistic and spread six long tracks that burn with a fiery intensity across the LP. It's a harsh angular sound that influenced Mission of Burma amongst others and led Kurt Cobain to consider it one of the top 50 records to be released ever.  

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Amanaz - Africa

    Amanaz were one of the premium exponents of Zambia's Zamrock music, and Africa is one of the premium examples of their sound. The fuzz guitars and the shuffling, driving drums back up a gnarled-up vocal style, as the group actively rage against colonialism’s legacy. Double LP reissue on Now-Again.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    RX-101 - EP 1

    RX-101 is a producer new to the scene, and yet the material now being released actually dates from the late 1990s. Seems he’s pulling a ‘Selected Techno Works’... The six tracks of EP 1 are a great time, fizzing with direct energy pushed straight from drum machines and synths onto cassette. Thanks due to Suction Records for unearthing this never-before-heard material.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Digable Planets - Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) - 25th Anniversary Edition

    Finally: a reissue of Digable Planets’ 1993 debut, Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)! It's the first time the record has been on vinyl since those heady days, now expanded to 2 discs. Their laid-back, finger-snappin' jazzy sound spawned the huge hit 'Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)' - and - the trio from Brooklyn, NY were awarded a Grammy in 1994.  House in a wide-spined jacket, including a booklet with Larry Mizell Jr's notes and interview of Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Clutch - Clutch

    Maryland rockers Clutch saved their eponymous titling for their second album. 'Clutch', which was originally released in 1995, is the band's best-selling album to date. Their sound could be described as a stoner version of Black Sabbath meets Faith No More. Contains their classic song ‘Spacegrass’.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Herbie Hancock - Flood

    Flood is a double live LP by jazz/funk genius Herbie Hancock. It was recorded in Tokyo in 1975 where he was was backed by his band The Headhunters. The album features versions of tracks from his 1973 classic Head Hunters, 1974’s Thrust and also sees him previewing tracks from his, at the time, forthcoming LP, Man-child which was released toward the end of 1975. Flood has never been released on vinyl before. Limited edition 2LP set on Get On Down.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Working Men's Club - Working Men's Club

    Working Men’s Club have been earmarked as a band to keep an eye on for a good few months now. With a few singles under their belt, they are ready to unleash their eponymous debut album. Their music blurs the lines between indie, dance and techno. They have toured with the Fat White Family and even have a song which spells out their dislike of journalist Andrew Neil. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Mosaic Of Transformation

    The Mosaic Of Transformation is the eighth album by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. The composer and musician is a big hit around these parts, i.e. Norman Records. Her 2016 album Ears was awarded the coveted Norman Records Album of the Years and it’s follow-up, The Kid, received a 9/10 review from our Laurie. This time out, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has written and ode to electricity. Our hopes are high. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Diamanda Galas - The Litanies of Satan

    The Litanies of Satan is the debut album by American musician, composer and performance artist Diamanda Galas. It was originally released in 1982. The album features two side-long tracks. Side one contains the title track, the lyrics of which come from Les Fleurs du Mal, a book by 19th century French poet and essayist Charles Baudelaire. Side two, Wild Women With Steak Knives, comes from a tragedy grotesque written by Galas.

     

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Satoshi & Makoto - CZ-5000 Sounds & Sequences Vol II

    Created using the instrument built by Casio Corporation, CZ-5000 Sounds & Sequences Vol II is unearthed from the archive of musical experiments and tests conducted by Satoshi & Makoto, two brothers from Kawasaki, Japan. Analysed by the Safe Trip Institute in Amsterdam, it’s a colourful and vibrant collection. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Jónsi - Shiver

    Shiver is the first new solo album from Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi in a decade. Boasting collaborations with former Cocteau Twins singer Liz Fraser and Swedish pop star Robyn, and produced by PC Music collective head A. G. Cook, it’s both beautiful and surprising in terms of the sonic realms it explores. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Jónsi - Go

    Jonsi is the one from Sigur Ros and Go was his first solo album originally released in 2010. The album is notable for having string arrangements from Nico Muhly and being more acoustic and song-based than the rather grandiose Sigur Ros material. Ten years after the event it gets a red vinyl re-issue on Krunk to tie in with his new album Shiver. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Sigur Rós - ( )

    Typically enigmatically titled, ( ) was the third full length album by Icelandic wonderkids Sigur Ros. Not only is that album untitled (well kinda) but all the songs are untitled leaving you to wallow in their emotive pillows of sound without anything to distract you. A true musical journey and one of their best missives to date. Now re-issued on Krunk. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension

    The undisputed king of sensual, emotional indie-folk, Sufjan Stevens returns with a new studio album, which will be his second of 2020, following the release of the low-key and experimental Aporia with his step-father Lowell Brams back in March. Available on CD, cassette and limited edition clear vinyl. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Pontiac Streator - Triz

    Hitherto restricted largely to cassettes until last year’s album 11 Items, the enigmatic Pontiac Streator returns with a new double album titled Triz. Accompanied with very little explanation on its press release other than the phrase “I’m stuck in a cave, what’s happening?”, the new record features contributions from Mister Water Wet and old collaborator Ulla Straus. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Graham Reynolds - The Lodger

    Fire Records’ ongoing series of re-imagined soundtracks to classic films reaches The Lodger, the 1927 silent film from legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. Here, award-winning composer and bandleader Graham Reynolds evokes the terror-stricken streets of Jack The Ripper-era London with consummate expertise. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Roger Waters - Us + Them

    Us + Them is a 2019 concert film and soundtrack by ex-Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters. The concert contains songs from Pink Floyd albums such as Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and Animals along with tracks from his most recent solo album, Is This The Life We Really Want? It was recorded in Amsterdam during Waters’ 2017-18 European Tour. The soundtrack is available on CD or Triple vinyl LP and the concert film is available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Teste - Graphic Depictions

    Arriving with a giant newsprint poster and artwork licensed New York street photographer Richard Sandler, Graphic Depictions is an exhumation of the archives of cult favourite techno / experimental band Teste. All the tracks on this double-vinyl collection date from the mid-Nineties and were sourced from various archaic formats. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Lana Del Rey - Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass

    As well as being a much lauded and phenomenally popular singer-songwriter, Lana Del Ray is also a poet. You can soon read her poems in her upcoming book Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass but if you fancy having her read them out to you then here's your chance with this LP version which also features music from her long term collaborator Jack Antonoff. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Enslaved - Utgard

    Enslaved are a Norwegian Black Metal band who, unlike their peers, eschewed all that church burning stuff in favour of concentrating on the music. They also stand out for blending elements of progressive and psychedelic rock into their doomy sound. Utgard is their 15th album in a near 30 year career.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Gabriel Garzón-Montano - Agüita

    Agüita is the first album release on Jagjaguwar for French-Colombian singer-songwriter Gabriel Garzón-Montano. Just like its predecessor Jardin from 2017, it’s a breathtakingly diverse set incorporated R&B, cumbia, reggaeton and art-pop balladry that you can hardly believe is down to just one person.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Red Rum Club - The Hollow of Humdrum

    Striking while the iron is hot, Liverpudlian indie outfit Red Rum Club follow up their acclaimed debut album Matador in short order. Sprawling across a wider spectrum, from acoustic tracks to festival-ready moments, The Hollow of Humdrum is more ambitious than its predecessor, and could be the moment that breaks them to a wider audience. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Global Communication - Transmissions

    Transmissions, a new 3xCD box set, captures techno duo Global Communication - consisting of Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard - at the peak of their powers in the early-to-mid Nineties. The set includes a newly remastered version of their classic 1994 album 76:14, their full album overhaul of labelmates Chapterhouse’s Blood Music LP titled Pentamerous Metamorphosis, and a curated disc of singles and remixes. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Global Communication - 76:14 [Remastered Edition]

    Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton first started making music together in 1991 and have made a variety of styles of electronic music under several different names such as Reload, Jedi Knights, Link and Chameleon. They recorded their ambient techno masterwork 76:14 as Global Communication in 1994. An eternal classic available once more.

    An eternal classic available once more on their Evolution label. Updated gatefold sleeve design by Mark Gowing with in-depth sleevenotes by Ben Cardew.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Chapterhouse Retranslated by Global Communication - Blood Music: Pentamerous Metamorphosis [Remastered Edition]

    Released as Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard’s second studio album as Global Communication, Pentamerous Metamorphosis was also a complete re-working of shoegaze band Chapterhouse’s second and final album Blood Music in 1993, and originally only available as a bonus CD with that release. Hailed as a masterwork of contemporary ambient music, it then came out as a stand-alone album in 1998.

    Available once more on their Evolution label. Updated gatefold sleeve design by Mark Gowing with in-depth sleevenotes by Ben Cardew.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist - Alfredo

    Hailed as one of the best albums of 2020 when it dropped by surprise a few months back, physical editions of Alfredo by rapper Freddie Gibbs and producer The Alchemist now arrive. A clipped and economical collaboration between two seasoned veterans of the hip-hop game, it’s an essential listen. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    The Nude Party - Midnight Manor

    Recorded at their farmhouse studio in the Catskills with producer Oakley Munson of Black Lips, The Nude Party deliver their sophomore record. Improving on the Sixties psychedelic rock feel of their acclaimed self-titled debut album a couple of years back, Midnight Manor is more experienced and more restful. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Death Valley Girls - Under The Spell Of Joy

    Death Valley Girls hail from Los Angeles. They are fronted by the wonderfully named Bonnie Bloomgarden and their bassist is called Pickle. They cook up a sound that takes in elements of Funhouse-era Stooges, Velvet Underground,  ZZ Top and Black Sabbath. On Under The Spell of Joy they even manage to cram a school choir into this heady rock ‘n’ roll mix. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    The La's - 1986-1987- Callin' All

    The story of The La’s is one of mercurial talent and missed opportunities, yet the mythology around the group’s very small recorded output has always been strong. 1986-1987 - Callin’ All was the second of the Lost La’s compilations, released in 2001 and laid out the recordings that the band’s leader Lee Mavers has always said came closest to capturing his vision for music. It’s now given a re-issue on vinyl, with new cover art and sleeve notes. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    The La's - 1985-1986 - Breakloose

    The story of The La’s is one of mercurial talent and missed opportunities, yet the mythology around the group’s very small recorded output has always been strong. 1985-1986 - Breakloose was the first of the Lost La’s compilations, released in 1999 and charts their earliest work with producer Mike Badger. It’s now given a re-issue on vinyl, with new cover art and sleeve notes. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Ailbhe Reddy - Personal History

    Ailbhe Reddy is a young songwriter from Ireland who, after a couple of EPs, seems ready for a leap into the big time. Online publications such as CLash and Line of Best Fit have praised her abilities, as has Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music. She is set to support Paul Weller and Big Thief in 2021. Personal History is her debut album and features the cracking single Between Your Teeth.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Various - Eccentric Funk

    The latest in the Numero Group’s wonderful ‘Eccentric’ series of archival compilations, Eccentric Funk gathers together a dozen cuts of dazzling guitar sounds and choppy rhythms. Features tracks from the likes of Human Race, The Young Senators and Village Crusaders, and even a lesser-known song from Hot Chocolate. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    The Jaded Hearts Club - You've Always Been Here

    A mouth-watering supergroup of indie-rock royalty - whose cast includes Graham Coxon, Miles Kane and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy among others - release their debut album. Initially formed to perform Beatles covers, Jaded Hearts Club branch out to tackle other artists on debut album You’ve Always Been Here

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Pan Amsterdam - Ha Chu

    The enigma that is Pan Amsterdam returns with a new studio album. Following the absorbing debut The Pocket Watch a couple of years ago, acclaimed for its chilled, jazzy soundscapes and cool flows, the rapper indulges guest spots from Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson and Doves’ Jimi Goodwin on the ambitious follow-up Ha Chu

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Sean Nicholas Savage - Life Is Crazy

    The 14th studio album from Canadian cult hero Sean Nicholas Savage, Life Is Crazy marks a slight departure for the ultra-prolific singer-songwriter. Jettisoning percussion and bass altogether, Savage’s writing is vulnerable and exposed, accompanied by strings and piano to accentuate his reflections and philosophising. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Rian Treanor - File Under UK Metaplasm

    A key figure in the Northern England electronic underground in recent years, producer Rian Treanor delivers an amped-up album of unmediated, knotty club-orientated dance mayhem for his second album on Planet Mu. File Under UK Metaplasm is rawer than last year’s debut Ataxia, though it contains the same kinds of unstable, complex rhythms and sharp production values delivered at a frenetic pace. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Hello Forever - Whatever It Is

    Seemingly inspired by the surroundings of their native Topanga - the Californian location in which Neil Young recorded After The Gold Rush and Captain Beefheart came up with Trout Mask Replica - Hello Forever manage the nifty trick of channeling the invention of the Sixties without shamelessly ripping it off with their debut album Whatever It Is. Vinyl versions come with a bonus 7” single 'Everything Is So Hard'.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters...

    Recorded in just five days immediately off the back of an exhausting period of touring that lasted almost a year, Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters… (title intended to be repeated ad infinitum!) shows Frankie and the Witch Fingers in blistering, road-hardened form. More intense and ambitious than anything they’ve recorded before, their psych-garage sound goes from strength to strength. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    New Order - Power, Corruption and Lies (Definitive Edition)

    New Order scour the vaults once again to bring us the ‘Definitive Edition’ of their 1983 masterpiece Power, Corruption & Lies. As well as the album itself being re-mastered and pressed to vinyl, this lavish box set includes two CDs containing unreleased writing session material and the band’s 1982 John Peel session, two DVDs capturing New Order live at The Hacienda and Kilkenny, their 1984 Play At Home documentary film, and a 48-page hardback book of rare photos and new essays. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    New Order - Blue Monday

    The band’s signature track and the biggest-selling 12” single of all time, New Order’s beyond-iconic 1983 single ‘Blue Monday’ is re-mastered and re-issued on vinyl. It’s part of the band’s campaign surrounding the Definitive Edition re-release of 1983 album Power, Corruption & Lies

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    New Order - Confusion

    The band’s first collaboration with New York DJ and producer Arthur Baker and originally released in late 1983, ‘Confusion’ by New Order gets a remastered re-issue on 12” vinyl. It’s part of the band’s campaign surrounding the Definitive Edition re-release of 1983 album Power, Corruption & Lies

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    New Order - Thieves Like Us

    One of the less heralded but nevertheless remarkable highlights from New Order’s golden period in the early Eighties, ‘Thieves Like Us’ is remastered and re-issued on 12” vinyl. It’s part of the band’s campaign surrounding the Definitive Edition re-release of 1983 album Power, Corruption & Lies

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    New Order - Murder

    Released in mid-1984 on Factory’s Benelux imprint but recorded around 18 months before during the sessions for Power, Corruption & Lies, New Order’s ‘Murder’ gets a re-issue on 12” vinyl. It’s part of the band’s campaign surrounding the Definitive Edition re-release of the album. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Byron The Aquarius - Apron EP

    Having worked with electronic music luminaries such as Flying Lotus and Onra, Alabama-based musician Byron The Aquarius has been forging his mixture of jazz, hip-hop and house for a few years now, winning acclaim for his Astral Traveling album in 2019. This eight-track EP is his debut for the Apron label. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Denise Sherwood - This Road

    If the name seems somewhat familiar especially given the links with On U Sound collective then it may not come as a surprise that Denise Sherwood is the daughter of Adrian Sherwood. She collaborates with dad on this, her debut LP as well as pals such as Lee 'Scratch Perry' and Mark Stewart (the Pop Group). The dark themes, heavy bass and clubby beats detailed here suggest that the apple hasn't fallen too far from the tree. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Elvis Costello - Brutal Youth

    'Brutal Youth' was a 1994 album by a certain Elvis Costello. It was also the first music that he recorded with his band The Attractions since the 'Blood and Chocolate' LP they'd done together way back in 1986. Now regarded as one of his best albums - certainly one of his best in the 1990s at any rate - 'Brutal Youth' now comes re-issued courtesy of Music On Vinyl.   

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Bob Mould - Distortion: 1989-2019

    How much Bob Mould is too much Bob Mould. Fans would argue is that you can never get enough of Bob so they will be delighted that you can now buy all his solo albums in one enormous 24CD box. As well as all the studio albums there are four live albums and a double CD of rare stuff. Comes with a 72 page booklet but no earplugs for the noisier bits.  

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Frank Zappa - Halloween 81

    If you like Frank Zappa (and thousands do I've heard) then there are a couple of editions of his Halloween '81 live set floating about. For the really adventurous you could go for the 6CD box set which has 78 (count 'em) unreleased live tracks. For those of us with a more sensitive disposition there's a single CD 'highlights' edition. Your choice. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Ism. - Fear Our Love

    What have you been doing over the last 36 hours. I've pretty much lain in bed which puts me to total shame as Ism wrote, recorded and mixed this album in just 36 hours. The press release suggests that their sound is influenced by both Nurse With Wound and Mansun which is a new one on me -  they are known for harsh noise releases and deep psychedelic jams a la Loop

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    LANY - mama's boy

    I just can't get on with punctuation these days. LANY are a trio of capitalisation enthusiasts known for their arena rock album Malibu Nights from 2018. Mama's Boy (no capitalisation but I'm not playing this game anymore) continues their dancefloor-ready big rock sound that is absolutely ready for daytime Radio 2 playlisting. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Legowelt - Unconditional Contours

    With a massive body of work as Legowelt that dates back to the mid-Nineties, Dutch producer Danny Wolfers has been one of the key figures in the European electronic music scene for as long as many people can remember. His latest album, Unconditional Contours, is the result of an artist’s residency at Swiss Museum for Electronic Music Instruments’s ‘Playroom’ scheme. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Optic Sink - Optic Sink

    Taking a brief break from fronting noise-punk outfit Nots, the band’s vocalist Natalie Hoffman presents her debut album as Optic Sink, in collaboration with percussionist Ben Bauermeister. Emerging during the creative process for Nots’ 2019 album 3, Optic Sink is a more human and warm take on her parent band’s music. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Anna Meredith - Varmints

    Varmints is the debut album by Scottish composer, electronic and acoustic musician Anna Meredith. It follows her two EPs, 2012’s Black Prince Fury and 2013’s Jet Black Raider. The music is complex, dynamic, varied, bombastic and confident. Meredith has shared bills with James Blake, These New Puritans and Anna Calvi and collaborated with Laura Marling and The Stranglers. Her impressive and varied cv also includes being composer in residence for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, writing symphonies for kids and composing music for an MRI scanner.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    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.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Old 97's - Twelfth

    Old 97’s are one of the original ‘90s alt country bands, or as band leader Rhett Miller refers to them ‘loud folk’. Twelfth is their, you guessed it, twelfth album. Some rockin’ melodic tunes here - definitely an album for road trips with the top down, if you happen to live in a country that doesn’t rain so much. It will still sound great blasting out of your stereo as the rain hits your living room windows, though.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Los Retros - Everlasting

    Los Retros is Mexican-American Mauri Tapia. He started recording music at the age of 16. As the name Los Retros suggests, Mauri looks to the past for inspiration, with nods to artists such as Todd Rundgren and Funkadelic showing up in his weird lo-fi sound. Everlasting is a 5-track EP on Stones Throw.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    The Notwist - Ship

    After a number of side-projects and film soundtracking ventures, German indie-rock veterans The Notwist break a five-year silence since their last studio album with a three-track EP presented on 10” vinyl. Ship is apparently a bridging exercise ahead of a brand new full-length, with the title track featuring Saya of recent friends Tenniscoats. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Various - Hot Sauce Vol. 1

    The Hot Sauce compilations explore the UK reggae labels of the years 1965 and 1975. Labels like Attack, Blue Cat and Trojan are features as the compilation gathers up the best early reggae, dub and rocksteady releases of the era. As well as the odd hit that you might already know and love there's rare tracks and overlooked gems to discover. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Suede - Beautiful Ones: The Best Of Suede 1992 - 2018

    A new career-spanning compilation from Britpop icons Suede. Beautiful Ones: The Best of Suede 1992-2018 arrives on two clear vinyls, and takes a whistle-stop tour through their substantial career highlights, from their Mercury Prize-winning debut to their acrimonious split in 2003 via the chart-demolishing Coming Up, and then collecting together five tracks from their three post-reformation albums in the 2010s. Contains inserts with full lyrics and photos of fan-collected memorabilia. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Tusken Raiders - Bantha Trax Vol. 3

    Bantha Trax Vol. 3 is a set of archive music from Planet Mu label head Mike Paradinas, under his Tusken Raiders moniker. Acclaimed for the first volume 25 years ago - released on the legendary Clear label. These eight previously unreleased tracks (presented across two DJ friendly plates) date from his Lunatic Harness sessions from 1998. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Kellee Patterson - Maiden Voyage

    Maiden Voyage was the first album by singer and actress Kellee Patterson. It was originally released on the Black Jazz label in 1973. Her band for this soul jazz classic featured Henry Davis, John Heard, Billy Osborne, Ernest Vantrease, George Harper, John Lassalle and Everett Turner. It was produced by Gene Russell.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    CHAI & Hinds - United Girls Rock 'n' Roll Club

    A collaboration we didn’t even know we wanted but which we definitely need, ‘United Girls Rock ‘n’ Roll Club’ is a joint venture from Madrid-based indie quartet Hinds and Tokyo’s pop-punks CHAI. Featuring lyrics sung in English, Spanish and Japanese, it’s accompanied by a clip of the bands exploring Madrid, and presented on transparent violet 7” vinyl. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Aix Em Klemm - Aix Em Klemm

    Aix Em Klemm represents an ambient music side-project from Stars Of The Lid and A Winged Victory For The Sullen’s Adam Wiltzie and Labradford’s Robert Donne, dating back to the mid-Nineties when the two groups toured together. Beginning life as a tape exchange project, the music gradually mutated into their self-titled debut album Aix Em Klemm, released in 2000 and now re-issued on vinyl. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    John Williams - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (Remastered)

    If you are of a certain age when you think of classic movie themes John Williams name will always pop into your head. Arguably his most famous soundtrack is Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. The soundtrack has stood the test of time and was so successful the main theme even made it into the Billboard Top 10. Now you can enjoy it on vinyl, 180g vinyl no less, spread over 2 LPs and presented in a gatefold jacket. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Evie Sands - Get Out Of Your Own Way

    Evie Sands is a legendary producer, singer and songwriter. She has scored hit with songs such as Any Way That You Want Me and It’s This I Am.  Her songs have been recorded by a wide range of artists - Barbara Streisand, Beck, Tom Jones, Missy Elliott, Gladys Knight and Beth Orton, to name a few. Since 1970 she has only released 5 albums, but now returns with her first solo album since 1999 - Get Out of Your Own Way.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Pauline Murray - Elemental

    Elemental is the third solo album from British alternative music icon Pauline Murray, leader of first-wave punks Penetration and latterly of The Invisible Girls. Teaming up once again with long-term creative foil Robert Blamire and including erstwhile Roxy Music drummer Paul Thompson in her backing band, this collection of ten songs is a timely reflection on the power of the environment and the forces of nature. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Goat - Commune

    A limited edition re-release on red and silver swirl vinyl with new artwork for Commune, the sophomore record from the enigmatic Goat. Originally released in late 2014, it was the album that broke the masked psychedelic band to a much wider audience, combining heavy riffing with polyrhythms sourced from musical styles across the globe. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    The Reds, Pinks and Purples - You Might Be Happy Someday

    The Reds, Pinks and Purples is the musical project of San Franciscan Glenn Donaldson. With You Might Be Happy Someday he has created some glorious indie pop which is tempered by a certain gloominess. This only goes to enhance the final product and, quite frankly, you’ll find it virtually impossible to stop playing lead single ‘Last Summer in a Rented Room’.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Espen Eriksen Trio - End Of Summer

    Espen Eriksen Trio return with End of Summer, their fifth album. This time the Norwegian jazz trio are back by themselves, following a critically acclaimed album, Perfectly Unhappy, with Andy Sheppard. The album was recorded during lockdown when the band found themselves with no gigs to play and sees them striking a perfect balance between uplifting and melancholic.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Arlo Parks - Super Sad Generation

    Super Sad Generation was the first EP by the highly rated South London artist Arlo Parks. It is repressed to include her second EP, Sophie, and a spoken word poem, London. Although she’s only 19, having had a tough time growing up with her identity, she feels this record will help anyone going through similar difficulties. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Order Of The Toad - Re-Order Of The Toad

    Fronted by The Wharves’ Gemma Fleet, Glaswegian trio Order of the Toad caused a stir with their 2018 self-titled debut, located between country-pop and dusty, Sixties psychedelia. Spearheaded by a fantastic new single in ‘Lady’s Mantle’, they prepare their sophomore effort, titled Re-Order of the Toad

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Martin Thulin - Into The Light

    Martin Thulin is a musician and producer known for his work the band Exploded View. Into the Light sees him taking dark inspiration from early Cure and The End by Nico and electronic inspiration from early Kraftwerk. It is an album which looks forward, hence the title, yet still has one eye on the past.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Ayalew Mesfin - Good Aderegechegn (Blindsided By Love)

    An anthology constructed from the output from his eye-wateringly rare 7” singles, Good Aderegechegn (Blindsided By Love) is a great window into the artistry of Ethiopian legend Ayalew Mesfin, active during one of the most fertile periods in the East African country’s rich musical history despite being forced underground by the Derg regime in the mid-Seventies. The LP is presented with a large 16-page book telling the story of this period, and Mesfin’s role within it. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Klämp - Hate You

    Hate You is the second album by London-based post punk / krautrock trio Klämp. They are made up from Lee Vincent of Pulled Apart By Horses, Jason Stöll of Mugstar, among other bands and Greg Wynne of Manatees. It’s an album that blends noise rock, heavy bass and riffs-a-plenty. On God Unknown.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Fra Det Onde - Feat. the Legendary Emil Nikolaisen

    Norwegian ‘supergroup’ Fra Det Onde is a meeting of three of the country’s most skilled musicians operating in freeform, improvised fashion - Erik Kimestad Pedersen on trumpet, Exoterm’s Rune Nergaard on bass and Bigbang’s Olaf Olsen on drums. On Feat. the Legendary Emil Nikolaisen, they’re joined by icon(oclast)ic Serena Maneesh member Emil Nikolaisen behind the production desk. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Amebix - Redux

    Amebix were a crust band formed in 1978 before disbanding nine years later. They were made up of Rob ‘The Baron’ Miller, Chris ‘Stig’ Miller and Roy Mayorga who went on to play drums for Nausea, Soulfly and Stone Sour. They briefly reformed in 2008 and re-recorded three classics that make up Redux.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    HENGE - ExoKosm

    Manchester-based progressive rave outfit Henge won plaudits for their 2018 debut album Attention Earth!, drawing on myriad well-established influences which nevertheless hewed them into something revelatory. Their hotly anticipated follow-up, titled ExoKosm, is now with us, and their escapist, extra-terrestrial sonic journeys have never sounded so appealing! 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Parris - Terrapin EP

    A new three-track EP on Wisdom Teeth from the label’s long-term friend, Dwayne Parris. With its title track created in league with fellow artist Minor Science, Terrapin sees Parris once again toying with the house music template, whether it be the gentle, building opener ‘Soft Rocks With Socks’ or the high-tempo closer ‘Sabor A Ceniza’. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Soom T - The Arch

    Soom T is a Scottish singer of indian origin. Her fourth album, The Arch blends hip-hop, bhangra, rock, sound system, dub and reggae influences with militant lyrics - inspired by the likes of Rage Against The Machine and Public Enemy - and Christian her beliefs with the songs being based on a study of The Gospels.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Lena Raine - Reknowing

    Reknowing is a new companion piece to Oneknowing, last year’s debut album from BAFTA-winning composer Lena Raine, who had previously won acclaim for her score to breakout indie video game ‘Celeste’. Here, her music is re-interpreted and remixed by other international artists and composers, including Yasunori Nishiki, Anastasia Kristensen and Ziúr. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Sote - MOSCELS

    Arriving on Opal Tapes, MOSCELS is the latest musical project from Iranian artist Ata Ebtekar, better known as Sote. Deriving its title from a synthesis of oscillators and physical models, it doesn’t feature any kind of acoustic instrumentation, resulting in a sweetly innocent, dream-like listening experience. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Filmmaker - Late Stage Earth

    Filmmaker unleashes Late Stage Earth, a four track EP bursting with fiery electro and banging EBM. The Colombian producer, real name Faunes Efe, continues to roar through 2020 with this EP of painstakingly constructed dance music with memorable melodies at its core. On Opal Tapes offshoot Black Opal.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Kassel Jaeger - Meith

    Meith is a two-part composition from music theorist and composer François Bonnet, released under his Kassel Jaeger alias. Conjuring up an intricately layered sonic world from field recordings, organ textures and warm electronics, it’s entirely in keeping with Bonnet’s reputation as somebody who can create unmistakably human music in a field often renowned for coldness. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Linval Thompson - Jah Jah Is The Conqueror

    While latterly best known as a producer, Linval Thompson was also an undisputed hit-maker during his singing career in the mid-Seventies. Putting together a string of dancehall favourites in league with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Bunny Lee, this new compilation titled Jah Jah Is The Conqueror collects up a great deal of this time period. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Various - Hillbillies In Hell: Volume XI

    Hillbillies In Hell: Volume XI gathers together some long lost and extremely rare 45s onto one LP. Subjects such as booze, death, desolation and vigilantism fill the grooves. Features artists such as Roger Miller, Lee Hazelwood, Duane Eddy, Porter Wagoner and Bobby Bare among others. On Iron Mountain Analogue Research, mastered direct from original analogue tapes.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Various - Age Of Worry

    Age of Worry is an 18-track compilation exhuming the vault of Monument Records to unearth some rarities of country, bluegrass and folk songs from the Sixties that document that overarching sense of paranoia and dread of the era. Boasting in-depth liner notes from scholar Alvin Lucia, it features contributions from the likes of Billy Walker, Rusty Draper and Tex Williams. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Suzanne Ciani - A Life In Waves

    A Life In Waves is a retrospective from the varied career of Suzanne Ciani. She is a composer and neo classical artist as well as being an electronic music trailblazer. Her work was everywhere in the ‘80s and ‘90s from films to TV commercials and video games - work which got her five Grammy nominations. The music here spans from modular experiments to fragile piano pieces and quite a lot in between.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Hooverphonic - Reflection

    A new pressing of ‘Reflection’ here, the eighth studio album from eclectic Belgian outfit Hooverphonic and the second of their LPs to feature vocalist Noémie Wolfs. ‘Reflection’ was recorded in the Belgian and French homes of some of their fans during 2013, and the result of this process was an extremely upbeat and accessible record, one which finds Hooverphonic returning to an analogue pop sound reminiscent of St. Etienne and The War On Drugs.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Rilo Kiley - Rilo Kiley

    Rilo Kiley’s eponymous debut release was initially sold as a home-made CD entitled ‘The Initial Friend’ during their 1999 tour. Now the U.S. indie outfit bring this self-titled affair to vinyl for the first time ever. With its nine-track running order re-arranged on this release, ‘Rilo Kiley’ proves that Jenny Lewis’s songwriting was highly accomplished from the word go. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Various - Erotiques New Beat

    In the 1980s the synthetic wave-music style known as Belgian New Beat developed something of a fascination with erotic videos. One day the good people at Musique Pour La Danse came across 'Erotiques New Beat', a virtually-forgotten VHS tape, and after watching it they found that the cringe-making video had a familiar soundtrack - the New Beat record 'King Of The Beat', a 1989 quasi-compilation featuring the same trio of artists (Gery Francois, Lee Kane and Tony Baron) operating under names like Corruption House and Acid Aliens. Musique Pour La Danse felt like they just had to get this music back out there, so here we have 'King Of The Beat' reissued under the title 'Erotiques New Beat'.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Bluetech - Underwater Cities

    Behind The Sky label bossman Bluetech returns with some submerged sci-fi modular and analogue synth work, vividly creating visions of his fantasy 'Underwater Cities', perfectly mirrored in the Moebius-inspired sleeve art by UK illustrator Guy Warley.

    Here we find producer Evan Bartholomew coaxing warm, vintage bubbling Detroit school electro from his classic Roland machines; SH-101, TB-303, TR-808 and Juno 60. At once playful and immersive, there are echoes of early Higher Intelligence Agency, Kirk Degiorgio's lush electronica, Dopplereffekt/Drexciya's aquatic sonics and the nuanced electro that Gerard Hanson made as ERP.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (25th Anniversary Edition)

    Oasis were very popular back in the ‘90s weren’t they? My word! '(What’s The Story) Morning Glory' was their second LP and was originally released in 1995, which by my calculations makes it twenty-five years old at the time of writing. How about a silver-coloured vinyl reissue, then? Just in case time has fuddled your memory, '(What’s The Story) Morning Glory' is the album that includes the hits 'Don’t Look Back In Anger', 'Wonderwall', 'Some Might Say' and 'Roll With It'.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Leron Thomas - More Elevator Music

    Leron Thomas is a composer, jazz trumpeter and singer who has a tendency for blending genres in a particularly masterful way - BBC 6Music DJ Shaun Keaveny is among Thomas' admirers, y'know. The wryly-entitled 'More Elevator Music' is an LP of hip-hop where the edges are flecked with jazz. Iggy Pop, Malik Crumpler and Florian Pellissier are among those who make guest appearances on 'More Elevator Music'. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Loraine James - Nothing EP

    Loraine James is a producer from North London. Her style is a soulful one that is grounded in IDM, techno and electronica - think TirzahMurlo and Jessy Lanza. The Hyperdub-released 'Nothing' EP features four tracks and sees James collaborating with Lila Tirando, Tardast and Jonnine. It follows on from James' 2019 album 'For You and I' which was widely praised by critics.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Daniel Lanois - For The Beauty Of Wynona

    'For the Beauty of Wynonna' is the second album by Canadian producer and musician Daniel Lanois who is mostly known for producing massive U2 albums such as 'The Unforgettable Fire' and 'The Joshua Tree'. This record was originally released in 1993, and it’s an album of soundscapes and meticulously-arranged songs. The vibe of 'For the Beauty of Wynonna' is unsurprisingly Bono-esque.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Mera Bhai - Futureproofing

    Mera Bhai grew up in a whole load of different places, which is the reason he gives for his musical style being informed by myriad countries, traditions and retro sounds. On her new EP 'Futureproofing' ‘70s disco melds with South Indian Carnatic music and Rai - the folk music associated with North Africa. There are also strains of acid house, Detroit techno and Brazilian tropicalia to 'Futureproofing'. The final result isn't a million miles away from Confidence Man or The Go! TeamAndrew Ashong and Alxndr London feature on one track each.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Hot Chip - Late Night Tales

    The time has come for Hot Chip to curate their edition of the popular compilation series 'Late Night Tales'. They pick tracks by Suzanne Kraft, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Beatrice Dillon, Daniel Blumberg and Nils Frahm as part of their eclectic selection. Hot Chip even contribute a track to proceedings themselves - a cover of The Velvet Underground’s 'Candy Says', no less.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Dwight Trible - What The World Needs Now Is Love / Tryin' Times (feat. Matthew Halsall)

    Legendary jazz vocalist and Gondwana Records favourite Dwight Trible is the featured artist on the sixth release in the label’s 7” series. On Side A we have him covering 'What The World Need Now Is Love', famously penned by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, in a spiritualised jazz style. Meanwhile, Side B finds Trible doing something similar to the Donny Hathaway classic 'Tryin’ Times'. The single features musical help from Manchester-based trumpeter Matthew Halsall.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    GoGo Penguin - Last Words / Fanfares (Alternate Versions)

    Yet another welcome release from Gondwana Records' 7” series. This one features Manchester’s highly-regarded post-jazz crossover act GoGo Penguin. The original versions of 'Last Words' and 'Fanfares' appear on the band’s 2012 debut album, also entitled 'Fanfares'. What we are presented with here is two alternate versions, recorded in 2013. The line-up on these recordings is Chris Illingworth on piano, Nick Blacka on bass and Rob Turner on drums.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Aloe Blacc - All Love Everything

    All Love Everything is the 4th studio album proper by soul singer and producer Aloe Blacc. It's been seven years since his last effort - 2013’s Lift our Spirit. In that time he’s become a father and it’s this experience that has informed his new album. It’s a soul album but incorporates folk and pop showing that Aloe Blacc won’t be pinned down.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    The Chats - High Risk Behaviour

    To describe something as ‘chat’ in Australia would be a way to express how terrible something is. It is where Australian punks The Chats get their name. However, judging by their celebrity fans(Dave Grohl, Iggy Pop, Josh Homme) and viral success they are far from terrible. High Risk Behaviour is a potential pub-punk classic.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    STR4TA - Aspects

    STR4tA is a brand new project which started pre-lockdown in a shed and finished by the protagonists in separate locations thereafter. It is influenced by the early '80s Brit-Funk which featured the likes of Freeze and Atmosfear. For the uninitiated this is improvised party music with jazz and punk leanings which had a global impact back in the day. Features Aspects and a dub version of the same track. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Nightmares On Wax - Smokers Delight: Sonic Buds

    Smoker’s Delight: Sonic Buds by Leeds DJ and producer Nightmares on Wax comes as just one excellent strand of celebrations marking the original classic Smoker’s Delight album’s 25th anniversary. This special 12” includes two new tracks, Let’s Ascend and Aquaself. On Warp.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Graeme Miller & Steve Shill - The Carrier Frequency

    Finally available for the first time on vinyl, The Carrier Frequency was an important piece of stage work that came from a collaboration between Graeme Miller and Steve Shill - the core of the Impact Theatre Co-Operative - and novelist Russell Hoban in 1984. Combining electro-acoustic instrumentation with industrial aesthetics, its score contributed to a critically revered production. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Roger van Lunteren - Future Wounds

    His first release for FireScope in a career stretching back more than two decades, Future Wounds is the latest EP from Dutch producer Roger Van Lunteren. Two versions of the same piece, ‘Stop’, bookend this five-track affair that embraces IDM, funk and Chicago house and crafts them into something distinctive. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Morphology - Horta Proxima

    Horta Proxima is the third studio album from Finnish duo Michael Diekmann and Matti Turunen, a.k.a. Morphology. Recorded over nearly two years, it continues the subtle evolution in their sound that was signified by 2018’s last outing Traveller, broadening the themes and sounds to make a sci-fi-inspired electronica classic. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Jetstream Pony - Jetstream Pony

    Jetstream Pony are a shoegaze / indie-pop band from Brighton and Croydon featuring members from various bands such as The Fireworks, The Wedding Present, The Popguns and Trembling Blue Stars. Their self titled debut album will appeal to fans of British indie music from the ‘80s and early ‘90s.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Jetstream Pony - If Not Now, When? / Yellow Pills

    If not Now When is a non-album single by British shoegaze / indie-pop band Jetstream Pony. The band are made up of musicians from bands such as The Fireworks, The Wedding Present, The Popguns and Trembling Blue Stars. The A side sees the band adding a touch of garage rock to their sound. It  is backed with a cover of Yellow Pills, originally by US power pop band 20/20. On Spinout Nuggets.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    The Burning Hell / B.A. Johnston - I Want To Drink In A Bar

    A split 7” single on snot-green vinyl to raise money for grassroots music venues in Britain and Canada that have been crippled by lockdown, Brighton-based label Love Thy Neighbour got together The Burning Hell and B.A. Johnston and gave them a side each. ‘I Want To Drink In A Bar’, The Burning Hell’s contribution, humorously wonders when we’ll ever get back to live independent music again, while Johnston muses on panic-buying with ‘Quarantine Supreme’. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Kairon; IRSE! - Polysomn

    Finnish quartet Kairon; IRSE! make it to three albums with 'Polysomn'. The album art here basically summarises their sound: a celestial aiming blend of shoegaze, space rock, heavy psych and prog. This one takes their psychedelia into new dimensions with glitching electronics, sparkling dreamscapes and heady fuzz. For the uninitiated, think My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive with a flair of King Crimson prog and Dungen's modern psych.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Skyzoo - Milestones

    Milestones is New York rapper Skyzoo's attempt to add to the spindly amount of records about fatherhood. The fact that he quote's Will Smith's Just the Two of Us as one of the few examples should tell you the game isn't rammed with such tributes. Milestones is a snappy short LP where Skyzoo ruminates on his own father as well as his thoughts about being a father himself. 

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings

    Known as a fine trumpet player, Chet Baker can also sing, as the title of his 1956 studio album, Chet Baker Sings confirms. Whilst this is an end-to-end classic album, it’s worth it just for his velvety rendition of My Funny Valentine. Musicians backing Chet are Russ Freeman, Carson Smith, Joe Mondragon, Jimmy Bond, Bob Neel, Larance Marable and Peter Lipman.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    A Lilac Decline - Shelter From The Shadows

    A Lilac Decline is an anagram of Cecilia Danell, an Ireland-based, Swedish visual artist who can also turn her hand to music. Shelter From The Shadows is her second solo album following her 2017 debut, The Mountain Rages, and projects as a member of Cubs and Loner Deluxe. Her acoustic guitar is replaced with an electric for some seriously meaty riffs adding a different texture to her finger picked style. There’s also some electronic sounds, occasional banjo and drums from Brian Kelly of So Cow.

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  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Dawes - Good Luck With Whatever

    Good Luck With Whatever is the seventh album by US folk / rock band Dawes. Following four self-released albums, they find themselves on Massachusetts-based roots label Rounder. This time, Taylor Goldsmith ruminates about the challenges of being an adult, all with the lush melodies to which fans will have become accustomed. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Fabio Frizzi, Franco Bixio and Vince Tempera - Sette Notte In Nero (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    A beautifully packaged vinyl re-issue of the original score to Lucio Fulci’s noirish 1977 film Sette Notte In Nero (Eng trans: ‘Seven Notes In Black’). Composed by Fabio Frizzi, Franco Bixio and Vince Tempera, it stylishly set the film’s plot of a woman with psychic visions of a woman attempting to clear her husband of murder to a background of chunky bass lines, flourishes of orchestra and tense percussion. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Paul Leonard-Morgan and Philip Glass - Tales From The Loop (Original Soundtrack)

    Threaded together with a haunting, memorable piano figure, the stunning soundtrack to Amazon Original series Tales From The Loop, composed by Paul Leonard-Morgan and the legendary Philip Glass, arrives on vinyl and packaged with artwork by Simon Stålenhag. Opting against the usual sci-fi instrumentation of synths, the music is largely orchestral and avant-garde but always human and accessible. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Mama Odé - Tales & Patterns Of The Maroons

    Mama Odé are a multi-genre duo made up of brothers Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Jeen Bassa. Tales & Patterns Of The Maroons is an album that blends Creole, Sega and roots music, all underpinned by hip-hop. Jeen Bassa’s warm production on the album makes a refreshing change in a world where hip-hop seems to be increasingly retreading the same path.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Raf Rundell - Monsterpiece Remixes

    As one half of 'liquid-bmore-house-step' (no, me neither) duo Two Bears, Raf Rundell is no stranger to a funky, disco-flecked beat, and his single 'Monsterpiece' is no different. it's been given a 12" release and is boltered by two remixes each by Joe Goddard and Harvey Sutherland. Out on Heavenly. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Polytechnic Sound Archive - Witched On

    Not content with already cornering the market on a particular vintage synth sound, Polytechnic Youth now have an in house team to produce the kind of horror soundtrack work they specialise in. French duo Groupuscule, Volume Group, XYZips and others take part and what is an attempt to create a batch of library music people can use for both business or leisure. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Gabe Knox - Cosmic Motorik Adventures & Machine Language Music

    The dual title suggests a record of two halves. On side A Gabe Knox issues some experimental sound courtesy of an old Moog and a Roland Space Echo. On the flip are two cuts which were due to appear on Knox's now abandoned alternate history of computing. Two records in one if you will and out on the ever collectible Polytechnic Youth. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Bobuck - Nineteen-Sixty-Seven

    Bobuck is Charles Bobuck, aka Hardy Fox, a founding member of The Residents. He sadly died in 2018. Nineteen-Sixty-Seven is a collection of his old recordings - covers of songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and more - released to celebrate those heady days of the Summer of Love.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Marcin Pietruszewski - The New Pulsar Generator Recordings Volume 1

    On The New Pulsar Generator Recordings Volume 1, Edinburgh-based experimental music composer Marcin Pietruzewski presents a collection of recordings made with the infamous Pulsar Generator music software. Hugely influential in early Noughties computer-based music but never made widely available, it’s an intriguing set, accompanied by text from Curtis Roads detailing the origins of pulsar synthesis and its use in music. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Hotspring - Obit For Sunshade

    Hotspring is Canadian Scott Gailey. He makes electronic music that is reminiscent of Four Tet, or even Bon Iver, without the alt. folk direction. Orbit For Sunshide is an album of ambient soundscapes built from digital sounds. Gailey is also one half of You’re Me with fellow Canadian Yu Su. On Mood Hut.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 2nd October 2020

    Philip Corner - Through Mysterious Barricades with George Maciunas

    Philip Corner is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist. Through Mysterious Barricades with George Maciunas is an album of piano works and voice recordings including The Mysterious Barricades by French Baroque composer François Couperin and voice recordings made in Italy in 2020 in admiration of Fluxus founding member George Maciunas. 

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    I Am Kloot - I Am Kloot

    I am Kloot was in fact the second album by Mancunian miserablists I Am Kloot and once again showcased the songwriting prowess of John Bramwell. It is more streamlined that their earlier work but retains the dark heart always at the core of their best songs. Guy Garvey is a fan but please don't let that put you off. Re-issue on Music on Vinyl. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Divine Comedy - Regeneration

    Regeneration was the album where the Divine Comedy got serious. Neil Hannon put his Noel Coward hat at the door and made a soaring work that could be compared somewhat to Radiohead (perhaps partly due to Nigel Godrich being in the producer's chair). This new edition contains bonus tracks from the era on the double CD and as a download on the gatefold LP version. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Divine Comedy - Bang Goes The Knighthood

    Probably the best of the latterday the Divine Comedy albums, Bang Goes the Knighthood features everything we love about Neil Hannon's music - soaring melodies, beautiful arrangements and a droll lyrical persona. The difference between this and some other the Divine Comedy albums is that it is consistent from start to finish. All killer and an accomplished work from a master craftsman. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Love - Forever Changes (MONO)

    Forever Changes by Love was one of a number of classic and highly original albums that were released in 1967. Led by Arthur Lee, the band were hampered by drugs and failing relationships, but the difficult atmosphere seems to have been the right one in which to make a classic. Apparently Neil Young was penciled in to produce the album, but the job fell to Bruce Botnik instead, turns out he did a decent job.  

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    King Tubby's - Lost Treasures

    Dub originator and all-round maestro producer King Tubby has a deep and voluminous archive of material, and Lost Treasures pulls out several under-heard highlights to give them further attention. This collection features Tubby dubs of an amazing array of Jamaica’s finest, making it essential as an alternative reggae history. Out on Jamaican Recordings.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Velly Joonas - Stopp, Seisku Aeg!

    Before becoming a folk musician, Velly Joonas aimed to become a soul singer, and between 1980 and 1983 she recorded these two tracks, now made available on 7” from the Frotee label. A cover of Frida’s (of ABBA) I See Red and Roberta Flack’s Feel Like Makin’ Love. Unique and imaginative takes on these classic tracks.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Salvia Palth - Melanchole

    Salvia Plath’s 2013 record Melanchole gets a vinyl pressing courtesy of Danger Collective (Boys Age, Current Joys). While the musical landscape has changed considerably in the intervening years many of the current crop of indie lo-fi-ers/bedroom popsters owe a debt to Melanchole. Snail Mail, Waxahatchee and even Black Metal era Dean Blunt could conceivably have cottoned on to Salvia Plath’s brand of abstracted shoegaze.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Peder Mannerfelt - Like We Never Existed

    Peder Mannerfelt returns with some more leftfield techno-ish stuff on Voam. Like We Never Existed features four tracks of the Swedish producer’s individual take on electronic music. He has previously recorded under the names Roll The Dice, a duo with Malcolm Pardon, and released some more conventional techno as The Subliminal Kid. Hinge Finger, Numbers and Lazy Tapes are among the labels he’s recorded for.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    John Foxx and The Maths - Howl

    With a new backing band of long-term collaborator Ben Edwards (a.k.a. producer Benge), Robin Simon (formerly of Ultravox) and Hannah Peel, John Foxx and The Maths release their fifth studio album Howl. Dark, expressive and synth-leaning, it’s a subtly different proposition to the outfit’s previous releases. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Divine Comedy - Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time - Thirty Years of The Divine Comedy

    Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time is a lavish box set marking the 30th anniversary of Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy. Covering all 12 of the band’s witty, erudite studio albums, each of which comes with a second CD of B-sides, demos and alternate versions on top of liner notes. If that wasn’t enough, it also contains an exclusive 2xCD compilation of early material from Hannon’s personal archive, the "lost" 1990 album Fanfare For The Comic Muse and rare EPs Timewatch and Europop

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Divine Comedy - A Short Album About Love

    Originally conceived as a companion to the previous year’s Casanova album and recorded with a 26-piece orchestra post-soundcheck before a show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, A Short Album About Love went on to be regarded by many as The Divine Comedy’s finest hour. It now gets a re-mastered re-issue on vinyl and CD, with the latter coming with a bonus disc of B-sides, demos and alternate takes plus a DVD titled A Short Film About A Short Album About Love

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Divine Comedy - Absent Friends

    Originally released in 2004 and containing the Lauren Laverne-starring ‘Come Home Billy Bird’, Neil Hannon’s eighth The Divine Comedy album gets a re-issue as part of the band’s 30th anniversary celebrations. CD edition comes with a bonus disc of B-sides, demos and alternate takes. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Divine Comedy - Casanova

    Originally released in 1997, Casanova was the commercial breakthrough for Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy, housing three UK Top 30 hit singles including ‘Something For The Weekend’.  It now gets a re-issue as part of the band’s 30th anniversary celebrations, with the CD edition including a bonus disc of B-sides, demos and alternate takes. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Divine Comedy - Fin de Siècle

    Originally released in 1998, Fin De Siècle was the sixth studio album by Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy, which spawned the band’s sole UK Top Ten hit ‘National Express’. It now gets a remastered re-issue as part of the band’s 30th anniversary celebrations, with the CD edition including a bonus disc of B-sides, demos and alternate takes. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Divine Comedy - Liberation

    Originally released in 1993, Liberation was technically the second studio album by Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy, but the star himself refers to it as their ‘proper debut’ because of wrangles over its predecessor Fanfare For The Comic Muse. Including the understated single ‘Lucy’, it gets a remastered re-issue as part of the band’s 30th anniversary celebrations, with the CD edition including a bonus disc of B-sides, demos and alternate takes. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Divine Comedy - Promenade

    Originally released in 1994, Promenade was the third studio album by Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy, delving even further into the classical-influenced stylings that he had begun to explore with Liberation and bearing a loose concept about a couple spending a day at the seaside. It gets a remastered re-issue as part of the band’s 30th anniversary celebrations, with the CD edition including a bonus disc of B-sides, demos and alternate takes. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Divine Comedy - Victory for the Comic Muse

    Originally released in 2006, Victory For The Comic Muse was the ninth studio album by Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy, unique in their catalogue as it was recorded in a little over a fortnight almost entirely from live studio takes and with minimal overdubbing. It gets a remastered re-issue as part of the band’s 30th anniversary celebrations, with the CD edition including a bonus disc of B-sides, demos and alternate takes. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Travis - 10 Songs

    Fleetingly the biggest band in the country before somebody invented Coldplay, Scottish indie-rockers Travis have been soldiering along manfully for almost two decades after their commercial high-point came and went. The stripped-back 10 Songs is their ninth studio album, and a 2xLP blue/red vinyl special edition comes with a bonus disc of demos. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Foals - Collected Reworks

    They may be a big rock band but Foals have always had an interest in electronica and dance music and have regularly passed their sounds onto producers to get them dancefloor ready. This collection features the usual suspects such as Hot Chip, Kieran Hebden, SebestiAn but also more interestingly Mount Kimbie, Haxan Cloak and a host of others. It's a 3LP release and coming after two separate releases of original material in recent times these Foals are really spoiling us.   

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Mina Tindle - Sister

    Sister is the third studio album from Parisian singer Pauline de Lassus Saint-Geniès, performing under her stage name Mina Tindle. A fascinating, dreamlike listen that somehow still grounds itself in reality, in places it features production and writing credits shared with Sufjan Stevens and The National’s Bryce Dessner. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Crossed Wires - Crossed Wires

    Enigmatic label Light Sounds Dark release a characteristically mysterious record by Crossed Wires. Apparently retrieved from an archival cassette of raw, previously unheard productions by an avant-garde/electronic experimentalist, it’s released on vinyl and cassette. We suspect these tracks are actually by an artist that's currently active but are certainly in keeping with LSD's vintage/analogue/psychedelic aesthetic.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Slow Pulp - Moveys

    Moveys, the full-length debut album from Chicago indie-rock outfit Slow Pulp, proved to be rather hard to push over the finishing line, with lead singer Emily Massey forced to help her parents recover from serious injury amid the onset of the coronavirus pandemic while the finishing touches were being applied. Indeed, that sense of resourcefulness in the face of hardship radiates from the album. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

    This is, literally, John Coltrane’s staggeringly legendary 'A Love Supreme', and you shouldn’t really need to be told any more than that in order to pounce on it. Spiritual and energetic, melodic but hinting towards Coltrane’s later free explorations, this is deservedly a classic. Considered by many to be one of the most important records ever made.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    John Coltrane - Ballads

    Ballads was a 1961 era album by John Coltrane on which he worked with the quartet of McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones. The band hadn't played the songs prior to recording giving the album a loose, spontaneous feel. It saw Coltrane softening his sound after some of his more out there material and here comes on 180g vinyl mastered from the original tapes. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Emmy The Great - April / 月音

    April / 月音 is the fourth album by singer / songwriter Emmy The Great. It is her second for indie label Bella Union. The album is inspired by a trip back to Hong Kong, where she was born, to visit her parents. It was inspired by what she found in the former British colony - people searching to find their shared identity with mainland China.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Mary Lattimore - Silver Ladders

    The talented harp player Mary Lattimore isn’t slowing down after two great albums in consecutive years, 2018’s Hundreds of Days and last year’s collaboration with Mac McCaughan New Rain Duets. Recorded with Slowdive’s Neil Halstead, her unmistakable style now shares the spotlight with licks and flourishes of Halstead’s guitar, and the results on Silver Ladders are wonderful. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me (Deluxe Edition)

    Rhino are reissuing a bunch of The Replacements’ albums to vinyl, and 1987’s Pleased To Meet Me is one of them. It finds the band in a transitional phase, with their early punkish rock sound mingling with newer approaches, such as the inclusion of horns and a more accessible flavour. Vinyl reissue.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Sun Ra Arkestra - Swirling

    Jazz legend Sun Ra died in 1993. Following a spell under the leadership of John Gilmore, his Sun Ra Arkestra has been led by free jazz whizz Marshall Allen. Swirling is the Arkestra’s first new album since 1999’s Song For The Sun. Reworkings of classics such as ‘Angels And Demons At Play’, ‘Satellites Are Spinning’, ‘Door Of The Cosmos’ and ‘Rocket No. 9’ are blended with some more obscure deep cuts and are intended to bring joy to a troubled world.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Sylvan Esso - Free Love

    Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn present their third studio album as Sylvan Esso. Originating in Los Angeles with collaborator Jon Hill and completed at their home studio in North Carolina, Free Love manages to be their most accessible and complex work yet, examining issues from self-worth to the environment with an upbeat disposition. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    METZ - Atlas Vending

    The fourth studio album from Canadian punk rockers Metz arrives to kick off the second decade of their existence. In comparison to the relentless energy exuded by their earlier output, Atlas Vending holds back in terms of pace and aims more for subtlety, making for a very different experience but no less emotionally honest. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle

    Written and produced alongside composer Adrian Younge and former ATCQ member Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Marcos Valle is a collaboration with the Brazilian legend of the same name, released on the Jazz Is Dead label. Working in many styles across his six-decade career, including bossa nova, samba, and fusions of all sorts, Marcos Valle is one of the most respected Brazilian artists of all time. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Machinedrum - A View Of U

    Two decades into his career, North Carolina-based producer Travis Stewart delivers arguably his best Machinedrum album to date in A View of U. His skill at style-hopping is well-known, reflected in a stellar cast of guests here including Freddie Gibbs, Sub Focus and Jesse Boykins III, but this feels like a perfection of his art. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Lama Lobsang Palden & Jim Becker - Compassion

    Compassion is the beautiful but unlikely result of a collaboration between veteran Chicago-based guitarist Jim Becker and energy healer Lama Lobsang Palden. Arising from a healing session that Becker sought out nearly ten years ago, the various chants, bells and percussion used in the therapy are resolved to make something deeply evocative. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Plan B - The Defamation of Strickland Banks

    2020’s National Album Day sees a tenth anniversary re-issue on oxblood coloured vinyl for The Defamation of Strickland Banks, the ubiquitous million-seller that saw English rapper and singer Plan B turn from promising newcomer to global megastar. Containing no fewer than four UK Top 40 hits and the 20th best-selling album in the UK over the last decade, it’s a modern classic of soul and hip-hop. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Cut Worms - Nobody Lives Here Anymore

    On just his second album as Cut Worms, Max Clarke attempts the kind of magnum opus that most artists never even think about. Sounding like a scrapbook of 20th century American pop culture in its influences, Nobody Lives Here Anymore imagines a future in which capitalism has burned itself out - eerily prescient of our current situation. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Weyes Blood - Cardamom Times

    Weyes Blood is the project of multi-instrumentalist Natalie Mering who earned her stripes with experimental noise-rockers Jackie-O Motherfucker. Her haunted folk template is imbued with influences from Terry Riley to Sybille Baer and writer Anais Nin. Mering recorded Cardamom Times at her home studio at Rockaway Beach in New York using a range of vintage and contemporary instruments.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Budos Band - Long In The Tooth

    Formed out of members of Antibalas pretty much exactly 15 years ago, Staten Island outfit The Budos Band announce their sixth studio album. Long In The Tooth finds them exploring the dark, Sabbath-esque hard-rock territory they’ve recently begun tapping, but not abandoning their Afrobeat roots in the process. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Mrs. Piss - Self-Surgery

    Self-Surgery is the result of a collaboration between musicians Chelsea Wolfe and Jess Gowrie, released under the name Mrs. Piss. Cooked up while the two were touring together behind Wolfe’s 2017 album Hiss Spun, it pulls together the entirety of their experience in genres as disparate as folk and doom metal to create something urgent and wild. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Ultravox - Vienna (40th Anniversary Edition)

    Becoming one of the best-selling albums in the UK even in the year after it was released, with the grandiose title track becoming a New Romantic anthem, Ultravox’s 1980 studio effort Vienna gets the deluxe re-issue treatment for its 40th anniversary. It arrives as a double-vinyl with a record of bonus material or a 5xCD + 1xDVD with 44 previously unreleased tracks. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Buffalo Tom - Birdbrain

    Birdbrain was check shirted slacker rockers Buffalo Tom's second album released a whole 30 years ago so what better time for a vinyl re-issue. Fellow guitar slinger J. Mascis helped with production on an album which cemented the Boston band's melodic alternative rock sound and contains many track the band still play in concert even today. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    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. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Green Child - Shimmering Basset

    Shimmering Basset is the second studio album from The Green Child, a duo consisting of Grass Widow member Raven Mahon and recording engineer Mikey Young. Recorded in Australia (rather than by long distance as was the case with their 2018 debut) it’s a much more assured and thematically coherent work. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Lupin - Lupin

    Lupin is the project of Jack Luppen ( see what he did there?) who has been better known to this day as guitarist and vocalist in Hippo Campus. This debut album sets his sound to max as he explores the outer reaches of dance floor synth pop taking influences from the likes of Charlie XCX and Tears for Fears. We see where he’s headed with this. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    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. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Talk Talk - It's My Life

    This is the one where things started to change. Producer and multi instrumentalist Tim Friese-Green was drafted in and immediately set about turning the previous 'new romantic image' into something more special. Still the hits kept coming with 'Such a Shame', 'Dum Dum Girl' and the stellar title track beautifully combining mainstream pop and sophisticated production.   

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Blues Brothers - The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack Recording)

    Coinciding with National Album Day and the 40th anniversary of the release of the film, the Original Soundtrack Recording of The Blues Brothers gets a re-issue on transparent blue vinyl. Accompanying Jake and Elwood Blues (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) on their “mission from God”, it’s one of the all-time classic movie soundtracks. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Ice-T - Rhyme Pays

    One of the primary influences in shaping the gangsta rap paradigm, selling over half a million copies despite only peaking just inside the Top 100 in America and housing tracks such as ‘6 ‘N The Morning’ and ‘Squeeze The Trigger’, Ice-T’s 1987 debut studio album Rhyme Pays gets a re-issue on yellow vinyl. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Various - The Lost Boys (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Reissue white vinyl of the soundtrack to Joel Schumacher’s 1987 horror/comedy The Lost Boys which starred Kiefer Sutherland and Corey Feldman. The soundtrack brings a number of covers including INXS and Jimmy Barnes’ cover of The Easybeats, Echo & the Bunnymen covering The Doors and Tim Capello covering The Call. As well as originals from Gerard McMann and Lou Gramm.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Various - Friends (Original Soundtrack)

    They were there for you and now if you watched all the episodes and are waiting for that rumored new episode you can wallow in ‘90s nostalgia with this double LP of the Friends soundtrack. All the greats are here.., the Rembrandts of course but also Hootie and the Blowfish, Barenaked Ladies and Toad the Wet Sprocket. Save to say their comedy was better than their taste in music but it’s all part of the Central Perk package. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Black Sabbath - Paranoid (50th Anniversary Edition)

    Arguably the most important album in defining the evolution of metal, Black Sabbath’s 1970 sophomore album Paranoid turns fifty years old. It therefore gets the chapter-and-verse box set treatment, the vinyl box containing five LPs, including live tracks and never-before-released quad stereo mixes, and the CD edition housing four discs, a 60-page hardback book, poster and a replica tour programme. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Crippled Black Phoenix - Ellengæst

    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. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Bert Jansch - Crimson Moon

    Originally released in 2000, Crimson Moon was one of the most acclaimed latter-day works from Scottish folk legend Bert Jansch. Featuring contributions from guest musicians like Johnny Marr and Bernard Butler, their soft electric licks adding steel to Jansch's trademark finger-picking, the album now gets a 20th anniversary re-issue on vinyl courtesy of Fire Records. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Twilite Tone - The Clearing

    Musician and producer The Twilite Tone, AKA Anthony Christopher Khan, makes a mix of house, funk and instrumental hip hop. His expertise in production and music making in general have led him to working with the likes of Kanye West, Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, John Legend and Common. The Clearing is inspired by the spirit and sound of his hometown, Chicago.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love

    The Seeds of Love was the third album by Tears For Fears. It was originally released in 1989. It saw the duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith and friends go for it production-wise with the epic Beatles-esque single Sowing The Seeds of Love. They also mined soul and jazz influences. Another single, Woman In Chains featured the then unknown Oleta Adams, who went on to have a successful solo career. Also includes the singles Advice for the Young at Heart and Badman’s song. Reissued in a variety of formats.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou - May Our Chambers Be Full

    Emma Ruth Rundle is known for making post-rock flecked folk music, whilst Thou make sludgy doom rock underpinned by downtuned guitars. So what are they doing making an album together you ask? Well, Walter Hoeijmakers who organises the Roadburn festival thought it would be a good idea and got them together. May Our Chambers Be Full is the resulting album and proof that Hoeijmakers was right.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Doors - Morrison Hotel (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

    A fiftieth anniversary re-issue for The Doors’ penultimate studio album, Morrison Hotel. Released in 1970, it saw the band return to their roots after the mixed reaction that greeted the soulful, experimental The Soft Parade. For this edition, the original album is remastered by the band’s long-time engineer Bruce Botnick, with the second disc on the CD edition containing 19 unreleased studio outtakes. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Dizzee Rascal - E3 AF

    Dizzee Rascal, pretty much true to form, returns after three years with E3 AF. It sees the grime legend at the top of his game, referencing his East London home and the legacy of black British music. Features production by MC The Plug and Steel Banglez along with guest spots from MC Chip and P Money. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

    The Stones Roses eponymous debut is widely regarded as essential by many fans and critics. It was originally released in 1989 and was central to the Madchester movement of the late 80s and early 90s. In retrospect, it's not only a classic and iconic alternative rock record that entered the mainstream, but also a solid entry into the British psychedelic rock hall of fame.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Paul Simon - Graceland

    Paul Simon's career was a bit in the doldrums before he collaborated with/stole ideas off (delete where appropriate) African musicians on what would be come his biggest selling record. The album is a marvellous blend of styles and re-invigorated the pint-sized songwriter. Also highly influential to bands like Animal Collective and Vampire Weekend.  

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Tangerine Dream - The Sessions II

    Sessions II by Tangerine Dream sees the band harking back to their ‘70s heyday when their live shows consisted mainly of improvisation. Their shows, once again, contain a segment of improvised music. These improvisations are being clipped from the live shows and released under the banner of Sessions.  

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Various - Lifesaver 4 Compilation – 21 – Dedicated To Andrew Weatherall

    The ‘Lifesaver 4 Compilation - 21’ exists for two reasons; to mark the 21st anniversary of Offenbach’s Robert Johnson Club, and to commemorate the life of the mercurial Andrew Weatherall, one of its most beloved resident DJs and a man who passed away suddenly earlier in 2020. The glut of exceptional tracks on ‘Lifesaver 4 Compilation - 21’ are spread over five vinyl and presented in a box set which includes stickers and one of the club’s green card passes. Secretsundaze, Roman Flügel, Axel Boman and Fort Romeau are among those who bring their tech-house/deep house/nu-disco stylings to the party.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Pere Ubu - The Tenement Year

    Presented on clear vinyl is a reissue of 1988’s ‘The Tenement Year’, the sixth studio album from U.S. art-rock icons Pere Ubu and the first that they released following a few years of hiatus in the mid-80s. Featuring four of the core members from the ‘classic’ line-up of Pere Ubu’s first iteration, the album formed the basis of the band’s second life.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Laraaji - Moon Piano

    ‘Moon Piano’ is a companion album to Laraaji’s recent release, which was entitled 'Sun Piano'. In contrast to the upbeat nature of that LP, Moon Piano is, naturally, the opposite, with the spiritual music savant exploring quieter and more introspective moods while sat at the keyboard in a Brooklyn church. The second release of a trilogy which will apparently end with an EP of duets, ‘Moon Piano’ captures a fertile period of creativity for this new age icon. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    North Americans - Roped In

    North Americans are a rotating cast of experimental musicians based in Los Angeles. The particular lineup that created new LP 'Roped In' includes harpist du jour Mary Lattimore and lovely guitar man William Tyler. On 'Roped In' the North Americans sound is folky, experimental, instrumental and psychedelic all at once. Simple but effective music made with nylon-strung and pedal-steel guitars.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Motörhead - On Parole (Expanded & Remastered)

    'On Parole' was meant to be Motörhead’s debut LP when it was recorded in 1976, but the fact that it was left unreleased until 1979 meant that the record served as their fourth studio album. Here 'On Parole' gets an expanded reissue on double-vinyl, remastered from the original tapes and coming complete with six bonus tracks. Hard-rockin' and trash-talkin', 'On Parole' is the only Motörhead album to feature their very first line-up of Larry Wallis on guitar, Lucas Fox on drums and the indomitable Lemmy on vocals and bass. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Shed - Tectonic EP

    If you are seeking quality techno then look no further than René Pawlowitz. Pawlowitz is an artist who goes under a dazzling array of names, but his most well-known work is probably what he's done as Shed. This latest three-tracker is a great primer of what Shed can do with dubstep influences - be it on the opener 'Try', the darker and percussion-heavy 'Box' or the bleeps and heavy sub-bass of 'Sweep'. Classic stuff. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Shit & Shine - Malibu Liquor Store

    Shit & Shine are known for making weird records that blend a pick ‘n’ mix approach to electronics with elements of noise rock. You never really know what you’ll get with each new LP, a feeling exacerbated by the fact that Shit & Shine release new music pretty frequently. The band's Latest offering ‘Malibu Liquor Store’ goes down a kind of dystopian Motorik path, with the end result sounding like a dream combo of Can and Butthole Surfers.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Snails - Hard-Wired

    Bristol six-piece Snails were recommended to the bosses at Glass Modern Records by Stephen Pastel - yes, from seminal Glaswegian indie group The Pastels. This link provides a clue to the Snails sound, a kind of outsider indie-pop that is gentle and endlessly charming. That said, the band's second LP 'Hard-Wired' definitely contains more than just a nod to The Pastels - fans of Jens Lekman and Belle And Sebastian will find a lot to like. 



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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Death Qualia - Fanged Contradiction

    'Fanged Contradiction' is the first record in three years by Jon Baruc, masquerading here as Death Qualia. The Berlin-based artist continues themes he used on 'Surface Tension', the LP he recorded as one half of DEFCE - this is music which has been dubbed ‘Ultra Techno' by some, a term which is sure to get mouths watering and tongues wagging. 'Fanged Contradiction' is out on Ohm Resistance (ScornLuke Lund).

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    World Domination Enterprises - Go Dominator

    A heavy and exhilarating live act back in the post-punk 80s, World Domination Enterprises ended abruptly in 1989 over the recording of a song entitled ‘Go Dominator’. The band recently returned to the studio to finish off recording the tune and have since deemed it fit for release. The band's sound, which falls somewhere between Joy Division, The Fall and 23 Skidoo, feels like a predecessor to the Iceages and Protomartyrs of this world. 'Go Dominator' comes presented on clear orange 7” vinyl as part of a new reissue series which will chart World Domination Enterprises' career. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Teenanger - Good Time

    Teenanger make a brand of post-punk that’s flecked with elements of dub, art-rock and pop. 'Good Time' is an LP which lives up to its name - the Canadian band have upped the hook-level of their choruses and concentrated their sound so that there’s not a single note wasted. It's a winning record which should thrill fans of Tacocat and Mush. Telephone Explosion (Bruce Haack, Laraaji) are the label behind 'Good Time'.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Sprain - As Lost Through Collision

    Sprain play gloomy but very loud rock music in the vein of 90s acts such as Unwound, Duster and Slint. Debut LP 'As Lost Through Collision' sees the Los Angeles band finding a balance between restraint and tension, mania and mellowness. It's a vibe they locked down in studio after all tracks having been written and perfected whilst on tour. 'As Lost Through Collision' is out on The Flenser (DeafheavenHave A Nice Life).

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Bad Boys of Jazz

    Chicago-based octet Hypnotic Brass Ensemble have been hugely busy in the years since 2017's 'Book Of Sound', collaborating with Snoop Dogg and De La Soul as well as touring as backing band to Mos Def and Talib Kweli. New release 'Bad Boys of Jazz' is Hypnotic Brass Ensemble's latest brew of hip-hop, soul, jazz and dance music.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Diamanda Galas - De-formation: Piano Variations

    Works for solo piano from the frankly terrifying Diamanda Galas. 'De-formation: Piano Variations' seems to contain one twenty-minute-plus track which is inspired by a Georg Heym poem regarding experimental treatments given to maimed soldiers in the First World War. Initially 'De-formation: Piano Variations' was written to be the backing for one of her distinctive vocal pieces, but Galas decided to let this thing stay instrumental. The result is a stormy record of dense keyboard experiments.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Gigi Masin & Jonny Nash - Postcards From Nowhere

    'Postcards From Nowhere' initially emerged out of a residency at the Venice Biennale festival, one where ambient heavyweights Gigi Masin and Jonny Nash collaborated on a series of piano and guitar improvisations. The music they made there has a loose, freeform feel, as if the musicians were making it up on the spot (which they probably were). 'Postcards From Nowhere', which contains edits of those performances, was initially released as a super-limited edition through 'branding consultancy' Commission Studios. Melody As Truth now make 'Postcards From Nowhere' more widely available.  

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Sade - This Far

    Sade are the long-running sophisti-pop band fronted by the singer of the same name who have existed in pretty much the same format since 1982. They have produced six sumptuously smooth albums in that time, all of which appear on 'This Far', the first-ever complete collection of Sade's work. As you can probably imagine, 'This Far' is a high-end reproduction - the original tapes of each LP have been remastered at half-speed for extra clarity, and the album sleeves have been meticulously re-produced. All in all, 'This Far' is a gorgeous set. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    RX-101 - Hearts Utd.

    RX-101 uses ‘Hearts Utd.’ as a chance to show off some tracks which weren’t included on his recent ‘Serenity' release. This is a five-track assault on the senses in the vintage IDM style, one which recalls the heady days of the Rephlex label and all of those contemporaneous Aphex Twin side-projects. ‘Hearts Utd.’ features a remix of the title-track by Brainwaltzera. Scottish football pedants may wish to auto-correct the title to Heart Of Midlothian FC. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Slowdive - Morningrise

    Morningrise EP by Reading's shoegaze trail-blazers Slowdive was originally released in 1991. The title track is so well thought of in shoegaze circles that some even regard it the best slice of shoegaze you’ll ever hear. The classic EP also includes She Calls and Losing Today. Limited edition on Music On Vinyl.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Chapterhouse - Blood Music

    Chapterhouse managed to squeeze out two albums during their existence -  the second of which was 1993's Blood Music. It introduced more electronic sounds into their shoegaze palette and spawned hits that I can't remember in She's a Vision and We Are The Beautiful. This re-issue comes on red transparent vinyl on re-issue specialists Music On Vinyl. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Shcaa - No Moon At All, What A Night

    No Moon At All, What A Night by Schaa shows, once again, the Paris-based producer, composer and guitarist’s singular ability to precisely combine and arrange his music according to rhythm and texture. He builds soundscapes from synthesised sounds and tops them with lavish melodies and harmonies which he composed on guitar. The album starts and finishes with gentle contemplative sounds with breakbeats, propulsive rhythms and lo-fi R&B in between.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Various - Age In Decline

    If you want to catch up with what Manchester electronica label have been up to over the past five years then Age in Decline with give you a flavour alongside offering a smattering of new work for the pleasure of those already in the know. Artists include the likes of Prequel Tapes, Galaxian, Chrome Corpse and DJ Warzone. I've barely heard of anyone on this but isn't that part of the fun? 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Vladislav Delay x Max Loderbauer - ROADBLOCKS

    In 2013 or 2014, Vladislav Delay isn’t quite sure, he collaborated with Max Loderbauer at his home studio. The session produced two EPs and a bunch of, until now, unreleased tracks. ROADBLOCKS contains the best unreleased, insane and speedy techno from his archives. 8 track LP on Detroit Underground.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    DJ Maestro Presents Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue (Remixed)

    Nina Simone’s debut album, Little Girl Blue, was originally released in 1958 on jazz label Bethlehem Records. DJ Maestro was given the opportunity to remix the album which he grabbed with both hands, even getting his friends involved. The result is a collaboration between DJ Maestro, Mop Mop, Renegades of Jazz, Gramophonedzie, Fab Samperi, The Reflex and Mees Dierdorp.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    The Wolfgang Press - Unremembered, Remembered

    Fans of 4AD mainstays the Wolfgang Press may have been forgiven for thinking they'd heard their last note from the band as they ceased operations in 1995. However this album exhumes tracks they started towards the end of their career making it to all intents and purposes the final Wolfgang Press album that no-one has heard yet. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Gianmarco Liguori - Duga-3+

    Gianmarco Liguori is a New Zealand based everything merchant whose electronica and ambient sound is informed by 70's Miles Davis, 80s jazz funk, soundtracks and impressionistic drift. This album was originally released in 2011 in just 200 copies and has now been re-issued on Sarang Bang. Your chance to discover one of those records that could be defined as...um...indefinable. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Augustus Pablo - Dubbing With The Don

    Dubbing with the Don is a collection of recordings from the 1970s by dub legend Augustus Pablo. The tunes here have been released before but not these particular dub versions, which are rare and have been lifted straight from the original masters. CD features bonus track ‘Keep Skanking On Dub’.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Ivan The Tolerable and His Elastic Band (feat. Mike Watt) - Out of Season

    Using a far-out blueprint that blended Faust and Sun Ra, the prolific Oli Heffernan, AKA Ivan The Terrible & His Elastic Band set out to make Out of Season their 7th release this of 2020 (he’s also released records under two different names and as a member of two other bands). The result is an album that mixes post punk, skronk and dystopian soundscapes. Features legendary Minutemen bassists Mike Watt on vocals.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    R.I.P. - Dead End

    As you might expect from the band name and the artwork, R.I.P. make sleazy grunge and doom metal that takes as much inspiration from the soundtracks of John Carpenter as it does from metal overlords like Black Sabbath. This is their heaviest work yet, faster and anxiety inducing with shards of guitar attack over the sludge/doom rhythm section. The faint hearted need not apply.  

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Archaeas - s/t

    If you think sweaty, dangerous rock and roll is over you need to hear the debut from Louisville punks Archaeas. The band take the history of low down and dirty rock including Johnny Thunders, AC/DC and the Dead Boys and hammer it into new shapes with in particular debt paid to Japanese trio Guitar Wolf. This promises to be an explosive debut 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Kraftwerk - Autobahn

    This is Kraftwerk’s fourth album, though it’s treated by the band as their year zero, and not entirely without justification. Though retaining “real” instruments like flute, piano, guitar and violin, this marks the start of Kraftwerk as a focused, conceptually defined, electronic entity. The side-long, Beach Boys-inspired title track and the mix of ambient soundscapes and melodic pieces on side two all share an airy, utopian feel. This is the digital remaster on vinyl.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity

    Radio-Activity was Kraftwerk's fifth studio album originally released in 1975. It was the first of their albums to be purely electronic and was notable for it's more minimalist approach to their song craft. It is more drifty and avant-garde than earlier records and although it doesn't have the iconic status of their previous Autobahn, it was an important shift forward in their constantly developing electronic sound.   

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express

    In a career full of peerless masterpieces, Kraftwerk’s ‘Trans Europe Express’ might be the most peerless of them all. This 1976 LP was the culmination of everything they’d done since ‘Autobahn’, a synthesiser music album at once in tune with so many others and also alone in its class. It is a love letter to Europe, to music and to the future. So, so many genres - techno, hip-hop, synth-pop - would sound very different without this ‘Trans Europe Express’.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Kraftwerk - The Man Machine

    Yeah boy, this is the good stuff right here. You might know ‘The Man Machine’ as The One With ‘The Model’ on it, and it’s true that Kraftwerk’s seventh LP does contain some of their catchiest numbers (‘The Robots’ kicks off the record). However, this album also uses a sleeker pop sensibility to hide a plethora of futuristic ideas. A blueprint for so many genres to come, from synth-pop to techno to EBM.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Kraftwerk - Computer World

    Computer World was the eighth album by Kraftwerk. It was originally released in 1981. It included the single Computer Love which was released with The Model, from their previous album The Man-Machine, on the B-side. It was later released as a double A sided 12” and hit No.1. Yes, Krafwerk had a UK No.1 hit. Anyway, this album is widely regarded as a bit of belter. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Kraftwerk - Techno Pop

    I always knew this record as Electric Cafe but the whimsical and idiosyncratic bods at Kraftwerk HQ decided it was better known as Techno Pop so there you have it. Perhaps the alteration is due to the bad reputation the record had on release  - it lacked some of the playfulness and zest of earlier releases. But as with many albums time has been kinder and this understated album is worth its place in their stellar back catalogue. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Kraftwerk - The Mix

    As well as influencing almost every other form of electronic music, Kraftwerk found themselves pioneers of club culture. The Mix reworks serval of their most well known tunes for a club audience. Tracks like Home Computer and Trans Europe Express were painstakingly recreated by the band themselves helping the band become legends to a whole set of music listeners. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Kraftwerk - The Studio Albums: Colour Vinyl Bundle

    The Studio Albums: Colour Vinyl Bundle by Kraftwerk contains the groundbreaking German electronic group’s 8 studio albums recorded between 1974 and 2003. So, that’s Autobahn, Radio-Activity, Trans Europe Express, The Man Machine, Computer World, Techno Pop, The Mix and Tour De France with each album pressed on a different colour vinyl. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Sophia - Holding On / Letting Go

    Holding On / Letting Go is the seventh album by Sophia - the post-God Machine project of Robin Propper-Sheppard. The album is a pitch-perfect blend of gentle acoustic music and massive, aggressive noise. Sax player Terry Edwards, who has played with Nick Cave and PJ Harvey, makes a guest appearance.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    L.A. Witch - Play With Fire

    In stark contrast to their enigmatic self-titled debut album, L.A. Witch’s third effort Play With Fire is a lot more immediate and forceful, right from the opening garage-rock salvo of ‘Fire Starter’. That chimes with the themes that Sade Sanchez and Irita Pai want to get across here - sticking to your beliefs, no matter how hard it is to do in practice. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Bastien Keb - The Killing of Eugene Peeps

    Bastien Keb (great name) is a musician out of London who plays almost every instrument ever invented and uses them to create a unique concoction of electronic jazz, avant garde and psych. His latest is one of them soundtracks for an imaginary film things that is full of cinematic balladry, psych-folk all inspired by 70s crime shows and French cinema. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Shy Boys - Talk Loud

    Talk Loud is the third album by Kansas' harmony-laden indie band Shy Boys. It sees them experimenting with different instruments and regaling us with charming, albeit, dark lyrics. The sound may be a little different, but the personality and sparkling harmonies are all there in spades.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Aidan Baker - There / Not There

    Aidan Baker is a prolific Candian musician. There / Not There is an album of minimal post-rock and ambient noise. It features some tracks that Baker wrote very early in his career. Baker usually records all instruments himself but here, to get more of a band feel, he got a drummer and bassist in. If you’re into bands such as Slowdive, Codeine, Red House Painters, Flying Saucer Attack and Bark Psychosis then this is for you.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Peter Tevis / Ennio Morricone - Pastures Of Plenty

    This record actually exists - this version of Pastures of Plenty was previously just the stuff of myth and legend. Written by Woody Guthrie in the ‘40s, this Ennio Morricone arrangement was recorded by Rome-based US folkie Pete Tevis in 1962. The music was later used, with a different melody, for Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars. A legendary sound was born. This is the first time it's been pressed since 1962.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Cinthie - 803 Crystal Grooves 004

    Cinthie is a Berlin-based DJ and producer who owns the relatively new label 803 Crystal Grooves. After putting out her debut album on Aus Music, she returns to her own label for, what you may be able to guess from its title is, its fourth release, 004. Four tracks of her special brand of house and techno, just as she wants them to be, on her own label. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Benjamin Biolay - La Superbe

    Serge Gainsbourg was a filthy, often offensive man who had women falling at his unwashed feet. Benjamin Biolay aimed to be a successor of sorts to his throne composing dramatic, orchestral pop led with male and female duets that suggests something naughty going on behind the microphone. La Superbe was released ten years ago but now gets a re-issue courtesy of Believe. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Robert Wyatt - His Greatest Misses

    His Greatest Misses is, as you might expect, atypically  idiosyncratic collection from Robert Wyatt. It trawls his albums from Rock Bottom (1974) to Cuckooland (2003) for some of his forgotten gems as well as actual hits in the likes of I am a Believer and Shipbuilding. This is a new edition on Domino of this one time Japan only collection.  

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Minamo & Moskitoo - Superstition

    Although they’ve known each other and worked together for many years, it’s Superstition that marks the first formal collaboration - recorded or live - between Keiichi Sugimoto and Tetsuro Yasunaga’s Minamo and Sanae Yamasaki’s Moskitoo project. Yamasaki’s angelic vocals bear Minamo’s normally earthbound music up into the heavens. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Christopher Bissonnette - Wayfinding

    Christopher Bissonnette has already released five full length albums but this is the first for 12K. It is conversely his most intimate album as he moves on from his previous ambient sweeps to a more considered and minute form of electronic and acoustic composition. He uses both studio and field recordings to soundtrack the landscape of where he resides. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Free Range - Camry Horses

    Camry Horses by Free Range is an album where heavy techno meets melancholy and savage electronics meets pop. It sees the electronic duo’s bizarre and alien electronic creations travel even further out there than their previous release on Osàre! Editions. We must point out that there is also a blues rock combo called Free Range - this is definitely not them.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Inhaler - Falling In

    Inhaler are the Dublin four piece who are fronted by Elijah Hewson, the son of U2's Bono. Despite claims to the contrary it sounds exactly like dad's band.... a blustery blend of plodding stadium rock and impassioned vocals. Looks like the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree so if you like latter day U2 then you might as well have a listen. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Darlingside - Fish Pond Fish

    Darlingside are an indie / folk band based in Boston, Massachusetts. Fish Pond Fish is their fourth album and follows their 2018 album Extralife. This album, thematically, seems to be concerned with going back to past lives. If you can imagine a perfect blend of Sufjan Stevens and Animal Collective, then that’s kinda what they sound like. On More Doug Records.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Asy Saavedra - Trover Saves The Universe (Original Video Game Soundtrack)

    When Trover Saves The Universe was released last year, it won plenty of acclaim for its stunning, often psychedelic visuals. What gained less attention was the equally wonderful soundtrack by Asy Saavedra, a perfect accompaniment crafted from elements of pop, synth and dance which is now presented on vinyl. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Bobby Tahouri - Marvel’s Avengers (Original Video Game Soundtrack)

    Bobby Tahouri is an American composer and record producer known for scoring films, television and video games. Marvel’s Avengers (Original Video Game Soundtrack) is a monumental and expansive soundtrack that is apposite for the characters that inhabit the world of Marvel. LP on Mondo with all new artwork by Phantom City Creative.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Sa-Roc - Musique Sana Paroles

    With a superb staccato flow over sparse smooth beats, Sa-Roc's music has a burnished undercurrent of intensity. Political and righteous, new album 'Musique Sana Paroles' looks to be one of the hip-hop albums to keep tabs on this year. Singles 'Hand of God' and 'Deliverance' are ice-cold, downtempo bangers. Expect more of the same. Out on Rhymesayers. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Faith No More - The Real Thing

    Faith No More's 'The Real Thing' saw them break through in the UK and sow the seeds for rock/rap with massive tunes such as 'Epic', 'Falling To Pieces' and 'War Pigs'. Buzz Osbourne of the Melvins blames them for sports metal clowns Limp Bizkit. He's got a point.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual

    Originally released in 1990, Ritual De Lo Habitual was the second studio album from alternative metal favourites Jane’s Addiction, and the last before their initial break-up. Boasting hit singles in the shape of ‘Stop!’ and ‘Been Caught Stealing’, it raced to half a million sales. It’s now presented on double vinyl for its 30th anniversary. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Talking Heads - Fear of Music

    Nowadays 1979’s ‘Fear Of Music’ is largely remembered as the Talking Heads album with ‘Life During Wartime’ and ‘Heaven’ on it -  probably something to do with the fact that they are the only two songs from the record that made it into 1984’s ‘Stop Making Sense’ (though ‘Cities’ was included in the extended version of the film). This legacy does ‘Fear Of Music’ a great disservice - sure, those are both absolutely top tracks, but the whole album really is a triumph of the airless agit-funk style that the group had lasered in on throughout 1977’s ‘77’ and 1978’s ‘More Songs About Buildings And Food’. It also bridged the gap between those LPs and the transcendent polyrhythms of 1980's ‘Remain In Light’. This is Talking Heads at their most frantic, paranoid and couched, an effect heightened by Brian Eno’s daring production. The frenzied ecstasies of ‘I Zimbra’, ‘Animals’, ‘Memories Can't Wait’ etc. are pretty much unparalleled in the post-punk era.

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food

    More Songs About Buildings And Food was the second Talking Heads album, originally released in 1978 and the first to feature Brian Eno in the production chair. Eno was a perfect fit for Talking Heads, teasing out of them a more dance and funk inspired sound with the rhythm section of Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth taking a keener role behind David Byrne's trademark yelp. 

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Talking Heads - 77

    Not the title of a late period Adele record but the debut album from fidgety New Yorkers Talking Heads. It introduced the world to their distinctive strum 'n' yelp sound coming across as something like the Modern Lovers on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Contains their early hit Psycho Killer famously parodied in the Fools 'hilarious' Psycho Chicken.  

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  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Silicon Scally - Dormant

    Carl Finlow has been making original electro records for the past two decades. He records under a number of names - Carbon Academy, Random Factor and Voice Stealer - but his latest release is under his beloved Silicon Scally handle. Dormant EP is anything but - constantly evolving and meticulously detailed synths and drum programming from start to finish. Finlow proving once again that he's still a masterful electro producer and has evolved as an artist since his early Silicon Scally records on Daz Quayle's esteemed SCSI-AV label.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Anz - Loos In Twos (NRG)

    Anz AKA UK DJ & producer Anna-Marie Odubote debuts on Hessle Audio with Loos In Twos (NRG). The tracks of dance floor focused music. Rogue bass, breakbeats, rave, minimal beat and some serious chest crushing sub bass feature among her unique blend of jungle, electro and UK garage. She has also released records on Chow Down and 2 B Real.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Bill Callahan - America! (Batongo Ditongo Edit)

    Bill Callahan’s ‘America!’ remixed by Batongo under his remixing Ditongo alias, presented on a special single-sided 12” via Maschio. First appearing on Callahan’s 2011 studio album Apocalypse and written during a bout of homesickness, it’s twisted into fascinating new shapes in the hands of Batongo. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Extrawelt - Little We Know EP

    Dance music veterans Arne Schaffhausen and Wayan Raabe present a new Extrawelt EP. Consisting of three tracks, Little We Know is spearheaded by the outrageously high-energy ‘Mr Wednesday’, followed by the title track that accurately encapsulates the feel of their live shows, and rounded off by the more chilled ‘SEM’. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Norman Feels - Norman Feels

    A first-ever vinyl reissue of the highly sought-after eponymous debut album from underground soul star Norman Feels. Originally released in 1973 and subsequently sampled by mainstream hip-hop artists such as Kanye West, Nas and Ghostface Killah, Norman Feels is a masterclass in emotional expression in music. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Jeremy Ivey - Waiting Out The Storm

    Waiting Out The Storm is the second album by Nashville-based singer / songwriter Jeremy Ivey. There’s some classic sounding songs here, rattling blues-tinged country and darker sounding alt. Country with Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen as clear influences.  Before recording his own songs Ivey wrote songs for his wife, fellow country singer Margo Price. Price has returned the favour by producing this album.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Kronos Quartet - Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet and Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger

    Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet and Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger sees the trailblazing US string quartet collaborating with Sam Amidon, Maria Arnal, Brian Carpenter, Meklit, Lee Knight and Aoife O’Donovan to make an album of songs by one of the original protest singers, Pete Seeger to celebrate his life, activism and influence.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Matty - Déjàvu

    Matty is Matthew Tavares, former keyboard player with BADBADNOTGOOD. Déjàvu was originally released digitally in 2018 but finally sees the a physical release through Mr. Bongo.  It sees him return to his first love of rock and indie, although elements of jazz and AOR and the influence of Brazillian composer Arthur Verocai come through too. The album was produced by fellow Canadian, Frank Dukes.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Touché Amoré - Lament

    Lament is the sixth studio album by Los Angeles post-hardcore band Touché Amoré following a period of loss and heartbreak, the band hooked up with At The Drive In / Slipknot producer Ross Robinson. The band’s intensity met with Robinson’s vigour head on to produce a ferocious roar of an album.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Garcia Peoples - Nightcap at Wits' End

    Nightcap At Wits’ End is the third album in two years from the seemingly prolific band Garcia Peoples. The band combine intricate composition, resulting in dual guitar solos that weave in and out of each other, with songs carved out of long jams. They possess an energy that balances the sound of Grateful Dead, various classic rock bands and the solo work Stephen Malkmus.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Sad13 - Haunted Painting

    Sad13 is the solo project of Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz. The project sees Dupuis showing us her pop side, in particular taking inspiration from the likes of Tracey Ullman and Joan Armatrading, although a little math rock creeps in here and there. Haunted Painting is her second album, following 2016’s Slugger. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Night Shop - The Fountain

    Folk-rock singer songwriter Justin Sullivan records under the name Night Shop. his new EP The Fountain, came about when making a new album. The six songs here share a theme of non-physical love and appreciation, making a coherent EP. Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee, Meg Duffy AKA Hand Habits, Sofia Arreguin of Wand Jarvis Taveniere of Woods are among the artists who make guest appearances.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    M. Ward - Duet For Guitars

    Duet For Guitars #2 is the fab debut album by M. Ward. The album combines finger picked guitar instrumentals that, in sound, land somewhere between John Fahey and Jim O’Rourke and songs sung in Ward’s now trademark drawl, all recorded with a home recording, lo-fi aesthetic. It was originally released on CD in 1999.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Junkboy - Sovereign Sky

    Brothers Mik and Rich Hanscomb live in Brighton and go under the name Junkboy.Their first album since 2010’s Koyo, Sovereign Sky is warm, melodic West Coast pop, evoking the sun that kisses the Californian coast, even if it doesn’t quite get as much action on the south coast of the UK. Vinyl LP on Enraptured.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Jessie Reyez - Before Love Came to Kill Us

    Jessie Reyes is a Canadian musician of Colombian heritage who was discovered by Eminiem. Her music fits most comfortably under the umbrella of R&B but rap, pop, hip-hop and folk all play their part in the makeup of her debut album Before Love Came To Kill Us. It was released on CD in March 2020, now, at long last we get the vinyl version to enjoy - double LP n'all.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Myd - Together We Stand

    Formerly a member of Club Cheval and now a solo artist who’s chalked up a number of stellar underground dance hits, Myd (real name Quentin Lepoutre) readies his first album by unleashing a new single, ‘Together We Stand’, on 12” vinyl. Warmly infectious and bearing traces of folk and indie-pop, it’s a promise of better times (eventually) ahead. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Local Natives / Sylvan Esso - Dark Days

    The original version of Dark Days appeared on the 2016 album Sunlit Youth by Los Angeles indie rockers Local Natives. The new version of the song features the vocals of Amelia Meath, one half of North Carolinian electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso who also wrote a new additional verse for the song. 7" on Loma Vista.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Various - A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel 1954-1966

    A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel 1954-1966 is a compilation featuring 24 gospel tracks that sees giants of the genre such as Staple Singers and Jimmy Scott mingling with lesser known acts such as North Philadelphia Juniors and The Harmonising Five. Guaranteed to get you out of your seat and stamping your feet. On Honest Jon's.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Various - Turn It Loose, Ain’t No Good: Savoy Gospel 1970-1979

    The result of six years of meticulous curation, Turn It Loose, Ain’t No Good: Savoy Gospel 1970-1979 is the second of three double-vinyl compilations presenting great gospel tracks cross-bred with soul, jazz and funk released on the Savoy label in the Seventies. It comes with an eye-catching booklet with rare photographs and original artwork. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Various - You Better Get Ready: Savoy Gospel 1978-1986

    You Better Get Ready: Savoy Gospel 1978-1986 is the third volume of gospel music in a series being released by Honest Jon’s. This album sees gospel sounds being infiltrated by the worlds of funk, soul, boogie and disco with super rare cuts by Edith Moreno sitting alongside classics by the likes of Soloman Burke. 

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Friday 9th October 2020

    Various - A Stranger I May Be Savoy Gospel 1954-1986

    A Stranger I May Be Savoy Gospel 1954-1986 collects all three Savoy Gospel compilations onto a 3CD set. This collection shows the journey of Gospel music through the ages and the other musical forms it has mingled with from  blues and R&B to funk, soul and disco. Features famous artists such as The Staple Singers and Solomon Burke, Jimmy Scott alongside lesser known artist such as The Harmonising Five, Edith Moreno and North Philadelphia Juniors.

    Due in: only 14 days to go
  • Saturday 10th October 2020

    Dead Famous People - Harry

    Dons Savage of Dead Famous People could be described as the nearly person of the New Zealand/ Flying Nun scene. She was perhaps too early to catch a ride on the coattails of the likes of the Chills and the Clean but after moving to London she was temporarily part of the early Saint Etienne line up singing on their Let's Kiss and Make Up debut. Now years later she is back with an album of all new material which hints that her time may have eventually come.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Saturday 10th October 2020

    Maarja Nuut & Sun Araw - Fantasias for Violin & Guitar

    'Fantasias for Violin & Guitar' is a collaboration between Estonian violinist Maarja Nuut and LA-based psych wanderer Sun Araw. The two recorded this record together as part of a residency held on the border of Estonia and Russia. For the sessions Nuut and Sun Araw augmented their usual instruments (violin and guitar respectively) with electronics, glockenspiel and vocals. The result is a meditative journey and a unique improvisation.  

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Sunday 11th October 2020

    Stone Foundation - Is Love Enough?

    Stone Foundation return with their 9th album, Is Love Enough? Once again the band have used Paul Weller as producer, who seems to bring out the best of their retro soul-funk stylings. This album ends with  Peter Capaldi speaking the words of Vincent Van Gogh - if only it was Peter Capaldi speaking the words of Malcolm Tucker. Oh well. If you like Weller’s more soulful songs, then there’s a good chance you’ll dig this.

    Due in: only 16 days to go
  • Tuesday 13th October 2020

    The Cranberries - No Need To Argue

    A re-mastered and expanded re-issue of No Need To Argue, the second studio album from The Cranberries. Originally released in 1994 and yielding four UK Top 40 singles - including their calling card, ‘Zombie’ - it went on to sell 17 million copies around the world. Includes three B-sides, two extra tracks, a welter of demos and live versions and a 5,000 word essay on the album by Cranberries archivist Eoin Devereux. 

    Due in: only 18 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    King Tubby and The Aggrovators - Shalom Dub

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Machinedrum - Vapor City

    This is a cracking LP from Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum. He rose to fame amongst footwork fans with the popular 'Room(s)' and then perfected his craft on this here follow-up record 'Vapor City'. An intoxicating blend of thumping house, jungle, bass music and futuristic UK garage, it's an album of incredible production featuring lovely sub-bass, mutated voices, sharp percussion and euphoric soundscapes which suits both dancefloor chaos and engaged home listens.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    KMD - Bl_ck B_st_rds

    Once voted the most "notable rap album which was never released commercially", the second album from the New York hip hop trio proved too controversial for release. KMD featured the talents of future star MF DOOM, his brother DJ Subroc and Rodan who worked closely together to create East Coast hip hop with politically charged lyrics and a flair of jazz in the instrumentals. Originally destined for a 1994 release, it was shelved by Elektra due to its controversial sleeve and finally saw the light of day in 2001. 'Bl_ck B_st_rds' is packed full of obscure samples and wacky rhymes. DOOM donned his mask and Metal Face moniker after the untimely death of his brother, charged by a hatred of the industry.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Terrace / Nu Era / Carl Finlow / London Modular Alliance - DE:10.05

    De:tuned Records are going all-out for their tenth birthday celebrations, releasing a run of EPs that include tracks from friends and family they’ve accrued over the past decade. DE:10.05 generally keeps it electro - entries from Nu Era, Carl Finlow and London Modular Alliance are all Blade Runner synths and skittering 808s. The outlier is Terrace’s evocative deep house opener ‘Estrings’. Here’s to another ten years.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    The Future Sound Of London / Monolake / David Morley - DE:10.06

    Sixth EP from the ‘10 Years of De:Tuned’ re-issue label series, a 12” featuring cuts from Berlin-based artist Monolake, a lengthy explorative piece from David Morley and a mesmerising trip by the legendary British outfit The Future Sound of London. Three completely different styles of electronic music exhumed from the vaults. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Civilistjävel! - 2

    Civilistjävel! is an enigmatic electronic music project from Sweden. Their first LP, 1, arrived last year and was made up of music recorded in the 1990s. Now we have the equally mysterious 2. Minimal techno, dub and drone make up a record that is unlike anything else. No pretty sleeve to pour over, but it’s all about the music, right?

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Civilistjävel! - 3

    Civilistjävel! is a mysterious ambient project out of Sweden presenting beautiful immersive music they claim was made in the '90s. This is the third batch of recordings which, if the other two releases are anything to go by, blend minimalism, drone and dub techno to stunning effect. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Rafael Anton Irisarri - Peripeteia

    His first album for the Dais imprint, American composer Rafael Anton Irisarri’s Peripeteia reaffirms - if it ever needed to be questioned - his skill and craft in the field of ambient drone music and electronica. It’s also a display of great emotional depth and nuance, influenced by upheavals in fortune and health in recent years. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Odessey & Oracle - Crocorama

    Crocoroma is the third LP from the French band who name themselves after a classic album by The Zombies, Odyssey and Oracle. For this they’ve blended French folk and pop and take their influences from ‘60s and ‘70s acts White Noise, McDonalds and Giles, 10cc, Robert Wyatt, the ‘70s Brazillian sounds of Caetano Veloso, Clube da Esquina and French chanteuses France Gall and Brigitte Fontaine.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Vinnum Sabbathi - Of Dimensions And Theories

    Set in a dystopian 2061, Of Dimensions And Theories is the hugely ambitious sophomore album from Vinnum Sabathi. Split over a 12” and a 7” vinyl, it’s divided into two ‘Dimensions’ and two ‘Theories’ represented by each disc, with the larger disc explaining the two sides of the narrative while the 7” introduces two points of view from Earth’s population. Consequently, there are four ways to listen to this extraordinary record! 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Various - Blue Note Re:imagined

    Legendary Jazz imprint Blue Note has regularly opened its back catalogue out to younger musicians and the latest batch is this re-imagining of classic Blue Note tracks by an array of young British musicians. Included in the roll call are the likes of Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Poppy Ajudha, Jordan Rakei and Jorja Smith. Classic meets modern with fascinating results. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Mark Archer / Luke Vibert - Frndzne 04

    Kellam Matthews’ New York-based Frendzone label gets round to its fourth release, a collaboration between two icons of rave culture in Mark Archer and Luke Vibert. Frndzne 04 is a split EP in which Archer and Vibert take two massive rave tracks for a side each, ‘Pump It’ and ‘What’s The Name’ for the former and ‘Phoam’ and ‘Acidhouse Ecstasy’ for the latter.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Holy Motors - Horse

    Horse by album title, horse on sleeve so it seems Estonia-based twangy band Holy Motors have got obsessed with all things equine on their first album since not at all horse related album Slow Sundown. The band sound nothing like their geographic location, instead take influence from the American West to make shoegaze and dream-pop with an obvious Americana and rockabilly sound.  

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Colored Music - Heart Beat

    The latest in Dutch label Rush Hour’s series of releases focussing on Japanese music presents two highly sought-after edits from Colored Music and their 1981 self-titled album courtesy of Tokyo’s Chee Chimizu. This 12” release also includes an alternative take on ‘Heart Beat’. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Kino-Moderno - Kino-Moderno

    The latest in Dutch label Rush Hour’s series of releases focussing on Japanese music exhumes a long-lost techno gem. An EP taken from the album of the same name originally released in 1990, Kino-Moderno’s music was used in the video game ‘Video Drug 2’. This EP includes remixes from British house DJ Frankie Valentine, and an unreleased version of ‘Into The Future’. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    David Toop - Apparition Paintings

    Apparition Paintings is a new studio album from author, artist and former Flying Lizards member David Toop, featuring input from the likes of Elaine Mitchener, Keiko Yamamoto and Yifeat Ziv. Accompanying a new collection of personal archival recordings spanning over 40 years, it demonstrates that Toop’s creative resources are far from being exhausted.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Aluna - Renaissance

    After eight years and two well-received studio albums together, British singer Aluna Francis has decided to explore solo work outside of Grammy-winning British synth-pop duo AlunaGeorge with Renaissance. Released on Diplo’s label Mad Decent, it’s a bold, assertive and highly enjoyable album of pop featuring guest stars such as Kaytranada and Princess Nokia. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Delmer Darion - Morning Pageants

    Delmer Darion are a London-based experimental electronic duo who take their name from the character played by Patton Oswalt in the Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia. Just before lockdown there was a buzz about their new single Wilderness - now they return with their debut album Morning Pageants on Practice Music.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Black Pumas - Black Pumas: Deluxe Edition

    Since it was released 13 months ago, the self-titled debut album from Austin psychedelic soul duo Black Pumas has earned its authors a Best New Artist nomination at the 2020 Grammys. It now gets a deluxe re-issue on gold, black and red coloured vinyl, with a bonus disc including covers, alternative in-studio versions and unreleased tracks. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Mastodon - Medium Rarities

    Medium Rarities by Atlanta hard rockers Mastodon gathers together a bunch of songs that have been scattered around here and there, in one place for the first time. It includes covers, some of which are quite unexpected (Flaming Lips, Feist) and some more obvious (Metallica) along with live tracks, instrumentals and songs they’ve contributed to soundtracks.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Cordovas - Destiny Hotel

    Cordovas are a band who spend every moment together. They live, eat and garden together in East Nashville. Their music is inspired by nature and mysticism. Destiny Hotel is an album of soulful Americana and southern rock - guitars, harmonies, hammond organs - you know the kind of thing. On ATO Records.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Eartheater - Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin

    Recorded during a ten-week artistic residency in northern Spain, Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin is the latest ambitious project from performance artist Eartheater. Full of baroque guitar passages, swelling orchestral arrangements and centred around her operatic vocals, it’s an album of opposites being resolved, symbolised by the record’s sub-title.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Beabadoobee - Fake It Flowers

    Fake It Flowers is the highly anticipated debut album from British singer-songwriter beabadoobee. Building up her massive fanbase off the back of a stream of excellent EPs since the beginning of 2018 - not to mention the viral sensation of ‘Coffee’ - Bea Kristi is one of the most promising young talents in a long time. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    The Phoenix Foundation - Friend Ship

    New Zealanders the Phoenix Foundation have waited a full five years since their previous missive Give Up On Your Dreams but they have been busy touring and working on other projects. Friend Ship appears with the band revitalised and continuing to pursue a gently psychedelic form of songcraft that features guest spots from Nadia Reid and Tiny Ruins’ Hollie Fullbrook. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Helena Deland - Someone New

    A project whose genesis came from a sense of personal drift after her debut collection of songs a couple of years ago, Someone New is the debut album proper from Helena Deland. A songwriter whose style drifts between classic folk and somnambulant, Cocteaus-esque pop, it’s an impressionistic album examining personality and agency. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Pure Reason Revolution - The Dark Third

    Pure Reason Revolution are a progressive type band with deep nods to folk and electronica and influenced by the likes of Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree. The Dark Third was their debut album originally released in 2006 and contains many of their best loved tunes. This luxury re-issue contains a bonus track and liner notes by the band. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    TV Priest - Uppers

    Yet another promising punk band to have emerged from these isles in the last few years, London-based quartet TV Priest unleash their debut studio album. Off the back of two 6Music-championed singles in 2020 alone - ‘Runner Up’ and ‘House of York’ - Uppers is a ferocious, politically conscious headlong charge drawing down on industrial influences as well as classical punk ones. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    The Damned - The Rockfield Files

    In the early Eighties, British punk legends The Damned hit a rich vein of form when they entered Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, sessions which yielded The Black Album and Strawberries, as well as the Friday 13th EP. In 2019, three of the original band members present back then - Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible and Paul Gray - revisited the studio to lay down a new four-track EP, The Rockfield Files

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Near The Parenthesis - Intervals

    San Francisco-based musician Tim Arndt releases his eighth Near The Parenthesis studio album, Intervals. Constructed around the piano and less based around the complicated, kinetic rhythms that have underpinned previous NTP efforts, this eight-track effort is a rumination on the passing of time, and personal milestones in life’s journey. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Wicketkeeper - Shonk

    Wicketkeeper are a trio made up from brothers Simon and Alex Morley and Ryan Oxley. They hail from London and Kent. They make DIY guitar pop inspired by US indie greats Sebadoh and Pavement, which should tell you that they’re pretty darn good. The tracks for Shonk have been chosen from a healthy set of 50 which the band recorded. Includes the singles OK, Feeling and the future classic, Spin.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Oliver Coates - skins n slime

    A change of direction from the experimental dance music offered on his last album, British cellist and avant-garde musician Oliver Coates goes for violent, brutalist soundscapes on his latest effort, skins n slime. Forcing his string compositions through mangles of mod synths, it’s a striking listen. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Gen Pop - PPM66

    Like a lot of good bands, Gen Pop come from Olympia, Washington. They make mid-fi songs which can be melodic and anthemic all at once. After some cassette releases and a couple of EPs the time time has come for their first long player. PPM66 sees them mining late 70s power pop influences and blending those classic sounds with their unabashed enthusiasm. A recipe for success, no doubt. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Surprise Chef - Daylight Savings

    Surprise Chef are an instrumental four-piece from Melbourne. Daylight Savings sees them moving away from soul and leaning into a 70s jazz / funk sound, focusing on the power of the rhythm section. The production values have been upped to create a dramatic album with a widescreen scope. On Mr. Bongo.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    The Awakening - Hear, Sense and Feel

    Not to be confused with the South African goth-rock act of the same name, The Awakening were the only group recorded by the famed Black Jazz label. Recorded in 1972, Hear, Sense And Feel was the band’s debut album and now fetches hundreds of dollars where it can be found. It now gets a re-issue on the Real Gone Music imprint.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Stinger J - Pretty Face

    Stinger J was an alias once used by Detroit-based producer and former One Way member Kevin McCord. His 1987 single ‘Pretty Face’ has always been a sought-after gem, a fusion of soul, disco and Detroit house. Along with ballad ‘Wonder Land’, it now gets a re-issue on 12” vinyl, with each track accompanied by two alternative versions. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Doxa Sinistra - Universo

    Doxa Sinistra were a Dutch electronic new wave / experimental industrial band who existed from 1982 - 1988 and released three cassette albums. They were formed by members of Ende Shneafliet. Universo is a career overview compiled by Frank Brinkhuis, the head of their original label Trumpett. Limited edition LP on Mannequin. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Nathan Halpern - Swallow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    A striking psychological thriller concerning a young woman who develops a compulsion to eat inedible objects, Carlo Mirabella-Davis’s directorial debut movie Swallow won plaudits when released in 2019. Now, its disquieting score from Nathan Halpern arrives on vinyl, courtesy of the Ship to Shore PhonoCo. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Soul II Soul - Back To Life (Shrine Remixes)

    Revisiting and remixing the most famous track from their own back catalogue (and reactivating their Funki Dred label in the process), Soul II Soul’s iconic ‘Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)’ gets an Afrobeat re-working here. Featuring legendary drummer Tony Allen and entitled 'Shrine Remixes', there are four new versions on this 12” - the full remix, a radio edit, a club edit and a separate ‘Tribe Vocal Mix’. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Hawkwind Light Orchestra - Carnivorous

    Hawkwind are releasing another album, 'Carnivorous', under the moniker Hawkwind Light Orchestra. The change of name is due to there being fewer band members involved than usual - it's something Hawkwind first did in 2012 with 'Stellar Variations'. 'Carnivorous' started out as a solo project for Dave Brock before Richard Chadwick and Magnus Martin got involved. The title is an anagram of 'Coronavirus' (how clever of them) and was recorded during lockdown. Sounds like, y'know, Hawkwind - it's proggy and that.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Various - Fast Jivin’ Class Cutters High On Booze – Spellbound Cavemen and Mad Scientists From The Vault Of Lux and Ivy

    'Fast Jivin’ Class Cutters High On Booze – Spellbound Cavemen and Mad Scientists From The Vault Of Lux and Ivy' (what a mouthful) is a deep dive into The Cramps' record collections. Unsurprisingly given the professed wackiness of that duo, this compilation throws up all kinds of weird and wonderful nuggets, from Kenny Rogers obscurities to an Australian comedian’s novelty song about ‘The Flintstones’. Sleeve notes for 'Fast Jivin’ Class Cutters High On Booze – Spellbound Cavemen and Mad Scientists From The Vault Of Lux and Ivy' come courtesy of MOJO’s Dave Henderson.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Bluetech - Prima Materia

    Alongside spanking new album 'Underwater Cities', Bluetech and his Behind The Sky imprint release a second vinyl and CD edition of his first album 'Prima Materia'. Initially put out back in 2003 on Waveform Records, this new version has been meticulously remastered on analogue hardware for increased clarity, fuller presence, depth and richer harmonics. Mars-1 has provided third eye-popping psychedelic artwork suggestive of the light show behind the eyelids that 'Prima Materia' can produce. Bluetech's reconfiguration of his ambient, dub and IDM influences still sounds fresh in 2020.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Kevin Morby - Sundowner

    Inspired by a move back to his native Kansas from L.A., and recorded to a Tascam four-track in a converted shed with, 'Sundowner' is the sixth solo album from the prolific Kevin Morby. It's an LP which claims influence from the surroundings in which it was made, particularly the sprawling landscapes and open spaces of Middle America. Sound-wise 'Sundowner' is, y'know, Kevin Morby - Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, that sort of thing.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Woodkid - S16

    Woodkid needs no introduction (apparently) following on from his massive 2013 debut LP 'The Golden Age'. Here we have 'S16', an album which, judging by lead singles 'Goliath' and 'Pale Yellow', seems to be an altogether darker affair - mind you, the world has changed somewhat since the halcyon days of the early-2010s. 'S16' is a record with a distinctly brooding demeanor, full of big-room electronica ballads in the Kelly Lee Owens/Jon Hopkins mould.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Autechre - SIGN

    SIGN is album number fourteen by Rochdale’s finest, Autechre. The revered electronic duo seem to have kept this one well under wraps. However, according to some things they have said on online, this looks like it’s the first of two new albums they have completed in recent months. Keep yer eyes peeled!

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Geins't Naït & Scanner - GN / Scanner

    First-ever collaboration between Geins't Naït (aka Thierry Merigout and Vincent Hachet) and pretty-funny-on-Twitter-guy Scanner (who I once saw perform in the ladies glove department of a store somewhere in the Netherlands). Both outfits have a long history of works in the ambient/electronic/improvisation field, so it will be fascinating to hear what they come up with together on 'GN / Scanner'.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Memory Drawings - A Few Scattered Hours

    Memory Drawings are led by dulcimer player Joel Hanson and include guitarist Richard Adams (Hood / The Declining Winter) and Sarah Kemp (Brave Timbers / Lanterns on the Lake). Their music blends neo-classical and post rock to create a unique, beautiful sound where hammered dulcimer is joined by strings, dubby bass, and splashing percussion. A Few Scattered Hours is their fourth album.

    Comes with a bonus disc which includes remixes by Giulio Aldinucci, Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance), The Green Kingdom, Insides, Pin/Johnson (Piano Magic), Mücha and Yvonne Bruner. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Organizatisya - À l'ombre des roches

    A fusion of established acoustic genres with modern, digital sounds and cutting-edge production values, À l'ombre des roches is the beguiling debut release from Lyon-based duo Organizatisya. Sounding like the score for a video game that never existed, folk and orchestral strains rub up against elements of IDM. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    SPAZA - UPRIZE! (Music from the Original Motion Picture)

    Spaza hail from Johannesburg, South Africa and have the USP of not having a fixed line-up and personnel being selected depending on the project. UPRIZE! is the soundtrack to a film about era-defining anti-apartheid protests which took place in the country in June 1976. The music was created during a three-day improvised workshop in 2016.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Omar El Shariyi - Oriental Music

    Just look at those keyboards! Oriental Music by Omar El Shariyi was originally released in 1976 and has become a much sought after LP over time. This album sees El Shariyi reinterpreting 6 pieces by Egyptian singer and Composer Mohamed Abdel Wahab using those beautiful keyboards - Farfisa and Steelphon S900. He mixes the traditional with the modern, introducing pop and jazz along the way. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    The Limiñanas - Calentita EP

    Calentina EP sees The Limiñanas returning to business as usual following a couple of soundtracks and an LP with L’Épée - their collaboration with Anton Newcombe. The EP features two remixes and an alternate version of the title track along with the original version which is a cool retro groove with spoken vocals, reminiscent of Serge Gainsbourg.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Kangding Ray - 61 Mirrors / Music for SKALAR

    61 Mirrors / Music for SKALAR is an adapted version of music originally composed by Kangding Ray for an audio-visual kinetic art installation he ran in collaboration with Christopher Bauder. Although it was intended to be heard in a 360° manner with a 12-channel sound system, it’s been accurately transposed for stereo. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Quintron & Miss Pussycat - Goblin Alert

    Quintron + Miss Pussycat are a duo out of New Orleans who have been playing their brand of noisy dance music for over fifteen years. Goblin Alert continues the electro chaos before but this time they have added a real life human drummer to replace their hitherto trusty drum machine. Expect left of centre political anthems for sweaty late night dancing (when we are allowed to). 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Wendy Eisenberg - Auto

    Highly innovative artist Wendy Eisenberg’s music has ranged from free jazz to experimental rock and off-kilter pop to metal. She is a guitarist of some repute, too. Inspired by Mark Hollis’ classic eponymous solo album and David Sylvian’s 2003 album Blemish, Auto sees her making her most soul-searching and cathartic album yet.    

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Wayfarer - A Romance With Violence

    A Romance With Violence is the fourth album by Denver, Colorado black metal band Wayfarer. It sees the band fine-tuning their unique sound to create a deep and thoughtful work - which may sound very un-metal - but don’t worry, the riffs are plentiful and really bloody forceful. On Profound Lore.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    The Hurricanes - Sea Wave

    The Hurricanes may sound like they should be an upcoming indie band but they actually existed out of South Africa in the 1970s releasing a Greatest Hits set in 1978. This release on RE:WARM selects three tracks from the collection to open up the band to new listeners. Even in the world of obscure things getting the re-issue it is hard to find anything out about this band so this should bring them to some kind of wider attention.   

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Vice Squad - Battle of Britain

    Vice Squad are a long running punk band who caught onto the coattails of the last dribbles of punk in 1981 signing to EMI and releasing the landmark album No Cause For Concern. Singer Beki Bondage featured on the covers of all the music rags back in the day and they number Dave Grohl as one of their long term fans. Since 2009 they have run their own label Last Rockers and their new album Battle of Britain shows them in swaggering form as they tear into austerity and the state of things in 2020. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Goldmund - The Time It Takes

    Goldmund is Keith Kenniff who is also known for making music under the name Helios and as a member of indie band Mint Julep. As Goldmund he makes minimal, post-classical, ambient piano music. The Time it Takes is dark, mournful and beautiful with one foot in the world of new age and relaxation. One to listen to on the cans, whilst lying down. On Western Vinyl.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Dr. John - In The Right Place

    I once literally bumped into Dr. John in a corridor at Manchester University. He won't remember. This is a reissue of this 1973 album which turned out to be the biggest selling of his career. Cut from the original analogue masters, you'll hear Top 20 hits like 'Right Place, Wrong Time' sounding the way they are supposed to. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Six By Seven - Dream On

    Dream On, in its first incarnation was released as a CD, only available online, due to the coronavirus. Since then Chris Olley, the creative force behind Six By Seven, has recorded a further 8 albums belonging to the Dream On project which were available on Bandcamp. Fans have chosen the best 15 tracks from all 9 albums to make a vinyl record. The result is an album that flows like Neu 2 with motorik grooves and guitar and piano-laced experiments.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea - Liberamente

    Dawn Chorus And The Infallible Sea are a US trio who make minimal music that blends guitar-led drone and modern classical music. Their influences include Windy & Carl, Auburn Lull and Stars of the Lid. Liberamente, their sophomore record, is an album that seems simple at first, but with repeated spins rewards the listener with depth and complexity.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Whitehouse - Erector

    English electronic band Whitehouse have connections with Daniel Miller of Mute, J.G. Thirlwell and Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound. They are largely responsible for the industrial sub-genre of power electronics. Certainly, before their third album, Erector, was released in 1981, nothing in electronic music had sounded so harsh. The album’s themes are taken from the erotic sadomasochistic literature of Marquis de Sade. Reissue CD with booklet and original uncensored artwork.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Good Sad Happy Bad - Shades

    Good Sad Happy Bad are an experimental indie four-piece who used to be known by the name Micachu and The Shapes. The personnel remains the same, but who plays what has changed. Their name comes from the last album they recorded in their previous incarnation. Shades is their first album, and who knows, maybe a future band name.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Snowdrops - Volutes

    Mathieu Gabry and Christine Ott are Snowdrops, an ambient chamber duo from France. Chrstine Ott has previously collaborated with Yann Tiersen and Tindersticks. Volutes takes in elements of jazz, electronica, neo-classical and soundtrack music to create a perfectly paced and musically well judged record. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Ayalew Mesfin - Che Belew (March Forward)

    Ayalew Mesfin is one of the legends of Ethiopian music in the ‘70s and his series of rare funk singles and tape recordings is something to behold. Che Belew (March Forward) collects together 10 of these recordings by the funkiest band to come out of Addis Ababa. Includes 16 page booklet. On Now Again.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Theme - Sacral Blood Warning

    Theme were formed by Stuart Carter and Richard Johnson from ‘90s experimental rock group Splintered in 2000. For Sacral Blood Warning the band have returned to their savage and uncompromising roots. It is a dystopian album influenced by the current confusing time we are living in, New York duo Suicide and American composer Robert Ashley.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Vanity Productions - But All Spiked

    Vanity Productions is the solo project of Christian Stadsgaard. But All Spiked is a suite in five pieces which intricately weaves strings and electronics together. The mournful sound of the album, it seems, is the artist expressing an unsettling time in his personal life through his music. On Posh Isolation.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Piezo - Perdu

    Murky, organic-sounding percussion collides with glazed, impassive synthesizer work on Piezo's debut full-length studio release, 'PERDU'. Everything has a layer of grime and dirt on this record, hurried along and framed by electronic glitches and insistent, Burial-esque drums. Out on Hundebiss. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Civilistjävel! - Generalstrejk

    Off the back of three private-press archival exhumations of music dating back to the Nineties from shadowy Swedish electronic artists Civilistjävel!, Generalstrejk represents the first “new” music from the group. With the epic, side-long title track derived from live performances in 2019, it’s backed with three more archival tracks of unknown provenance. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber

    El Michels Affair, who have worked directly alongside members of The Wu Tang Clan, follow up their 2009 album Enter The 37th Chamber with (what else?) Return To The 37th Chamber, another album of live-band Wu Tang reinterpretations. But this isn’t an ersatz middle-class novelty project: no, it's an inventive, funky and soulful new creation! LP and CD editions on Big Crown.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Horace Tapscott & Michael Session - Live in Avignon, France 1989

    Jazz legends Horace Tapscott & Michael Session scaled the lofty heights of spiritual jazz in Avignon, France, 1989, by utilising minimal arrangements playing pieces typically reserved for larger ensembles and challenging 'each others abilities'. A tantalising throwback to a bygone sonic age... Out on The Village. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Action Bronson - Only For Dolphins

    American rapper, writer and general jack-of-all-trades Action Bronson drops a surprise new full-length album in the shape of Only For Dolphins. Sticking to the same collaborators he’s worked with for many years, The Alchemist, Budgie and DJ Muggs, Action generates inventive soundscapes and couples them with vivid wordplay and imagery. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison

    Serpentine Prison is the debut solo album from The National’s lead singer Matt Berninger. Commenced very shortly after the group’s last outing, I Am Easy To Find, it feels like a natural outgrowth of that project, a collection of stately, collegiate indie-rock formed with contributions from his National bandmates, his EL VY companion Matt Sheehy and David Bowie’s guitarist Gail Ann Dorsey, on top of production from Booker T. Jones. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Various - La Locura de Machuca 1975​-​1980

    I don't know what those things on the sleeve are but I know I'm not going to sleep tonight. La Locura de Machuca tells the story of Rafael Machuca a one time lawyer who released some of the most out there African music of the 1970s via his label Discos Machuca. This compilation picks seventeen of the strangest cuts from the back catalogue giving new listeners a flavour of whatever the hell he was up to. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Tangerine Dream - Pilots of Purple Twilight: The Virgin Recordings 1980 – 1983

    Tangerine Dream are one of the trailblazing electronic and ambient groups to come out of 1970s Germany. Pilots of Purple Twilight: The Virgin Recordings 1980 – 1983 is a 10-CD box set featuring the albums Tangram, Thief, Exit, White Eagle, Logos and Hyperborea - all with extra tracks along with previously unreleased soundtracks to the James Glickenhaus film The Soldier and the Michael Mann film The Keep. There’s also the full, previously unreleased 1982 concert at London’s Dominion Theatre. Comes packaged with a hardback book featuring new notes and photos.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Martin Rev - See Me Ridin'

    See Me Ridin’ is the fourth album by Martin Rev of New York synth-punks Suicide. It was originally in 1996 and was the first album to feature his vocals. It’s doubtful anyone would expect a synth player from the murky CBGBs scene would make a doo-wop record in the ‘90s, but that’s what he did. Well, doo-wop in the style of Martin Rev, that it, and it’s very enjoyable.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Martin Rev - Strangeworld

    Strangeworld is the fifth album by Suicide synth-man Martin Rev. It was originally released in 2000. It is the second album on which Rev uses his voice, although it is used as another sound rather than singing lyrics. Whilst Rev’s signature sound is familiar, it also features elements of the doo-wop music he loved as a youngster.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Milky Wimpshake - Confessions Of An English Marxist

    Milky Wimpshake is the long running project of Pete Dale who in another life was one half of the team from the Slampt label as well as hardcore pop people Red Monkey. Milky Wimpshake is known for biting political lyrics alongside a sort of shambling never rehearsed punk folk. Dale is a bit of a cult hero in some parts and here is a further addition to his all over the place discography. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Makoto Kawabata, Richard Pinhas, Manongo Mujica, Juan Luis Pereira, Hiroshi Higashi - Alturas

    Alturas by Makoto Kawabata, Richard Pinhas, Manongo Mujica, Juan Luis Pereira, Hiroshi Higashi is a collaboration between members of Acid Mothers Temple and a couple of Peruvian musicians that occurred when the Japanese psych rockers visited Lima for the first time. The result is an abstract, atmospheric and melodic album.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Grand River - Blink a Few Times to Clear Your Eyes

    Dutch-Italian composer Aimée Portioli reveals her second studio album as Grand River, Blink A Few Times To Clear Your Eyes. Building on her natural melodic abilities demonstrated by her 2018 debut Pineapple (released on Donato Dozzy and Neel's Spazio Disponibile label. Her new work on Editions Mego shows a more experimental side, merging acoustic instrumentation with analogue and digital synth textures. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Byron The Aquarius - Ambrosia

    Keyboard player, producer and purveyor of hip-hop, jazz and soulful house, Byron The Aquarius AKA Byron Blaylock gathered together a bunch of musicians to make Ambrosia. The sessions took place under the watchful eyes and ears of the legendary Jeff Mills. It’s made for people who love music and dancing. On Axis.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Loscil - Coast/Range/Arc

    Coast/Range/Arc is a collection from ambient pioneer Loscil inspired by the coastal mountains of the Pacific North West. It is a typically beautiful collection of hazy beatless pieces devoid of clutter and perfect for getting your mind into a tranquil space. This new version on Kranky features new artwork and an additional track. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Porridge Radio - Rice, Pasta and Other Fillers

    Following an acceleration of demand in the wake of the band’s Mercury Prize nomination for their 2020 album Every Bad, Memorials of Distinction is re-issuing Porridge Radio’s 2016 debut Rice, Pasta And Other Fillers. Recorded in a shed, barely after the group had begun expanding from being Dana Margolin’s bedroom project, it’s a lo-fi DIY classic. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Acidliner - Red-1

    Selling out rapidly upon its original release as a run of cassettes back in early 2019, Red-1, the debut full-length album from South London-based producer Acidliner, gets its first release on vinyl. With very little percussion, it’s radically different from the kinds of beats he laid down as drummer for Hey Colossus over so many years, as well as his DRMCNT project, but no less fulfilling. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Bass Clef - Inner Space Break Free

    A moving soundtrack essaying the joys and regrets of living a lifestyle orientated around clubbing and nightlife, Bass Clef’s 2011 cassette-only release Inner Space Break Free gets a small re-issue on vinyl. Inspired by his decision to quit his job and pursue music full-time, and the freedoms and anxieties that brings, there’s huge emotional clout to proceedings. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Robert Bergman - Champion Sound

    Robert Bergman has used his ability to produce deep and dark shards of techno to soundtrack the upcoming demise of humanity. A couple of tracks here and they are disturbing atonal pieces which use the familiar noises of the past with lots of acid wobbles and terrifying synths to give a small hint of what we all have to look forward to. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    DMX Krew - Turn It On

    Electronic musician Edward Upton makes music under lots of different names. This time he’s using his DMX Krew moniker to bring us Turn It On - an EP of Level 42 cover versions. This may sound like an odd thing to do but his reasons are incredibly honourable. The EP is dedicated to Level 42 guitarist Rowland ‘Boon’ GOuld who sadly died in 2019. On Utter.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Pixies - Hear Me Out / Mambo Sun

    New Pixies music Alert! Hear Me Out / Mambo Sun is a new single with the A side having been written by Black Francis and new-ish bassist Paz Lenchantin and dates back to the Beneath The Eyrie sessions. Side B is a cover of the T Rex classic which featured on the glam rock band’s 1971 album Electric Warrior. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Tomoko Sauvage - Fischgeist

    Recorded in a former water tank outside Berlin around a year ago, the unique echoing and reverberations caused by the recording space gave Tomoko Sauvage the opportunity to take her ‘natural synthesiser’ aesthetic to a new level. Fischgeist is a five-track experience of sound-worlds that sound like very little else on Earth. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Napoleon Demps - Norma Jean / Norma Jean (Instrumental)

    Unavoidably recalling some of the greatest voices in soul music’s rich history such as Al Green and Sam Cooke, Michigan-born Napoleon Demps is an incredibly exciting new presence. ‘Norma Jean’, presented here on 7” vinyl with an instrumental version on the B-side, is a perfect demonstration of his talents. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Melt Yourself Down - Melt Yourself Down + Live At The New Empowering Church

    A special double-CD edition of the self-titled debut album from London-based jazz outfit Melt Yourself Down. Formed by former Acoustic Ladyland frontman Pete Wareham and boasting scene figurehead Shabaka Hutchings in their ranks, the band’s jazz-punk formulations made a huge splash in 2013. This new edition features a live album, Live At The New Empowering Church

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Mav Karlo - Strangers Like Us

    Singer / Songwriter Mav Karlo is probably better known as Canadian musician Menno Vesteeg from indie rockers Hollerado and supergroup Anyway Gang with members of Sloan and Tokyo Police Club. Strangers Like Us follows his mini album Reno Tapes. The album details a period of personal difficulty in an unvarnished fashion - also with some sing along melodies.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Various - DEUTSCHE ELEKTRONISCHE MUSIK 4 - Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1971-83

    DEUTSCHE ELEKTRONISCHE MUSIK 4 - Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1971-83 is the latest in a series of fab compilations on Soul Jazz. It features some of Germany’s, and the world’s, most groundbreaking musical acts such as Can, Amon Düül II, Harmonia, Conrad Schnitzler, Agitation Free and Roedelius.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Sun Ra & His Outer Space Arkestra - A Fireside Chat With Lucifer

    The ever unpredictable and eclectic Sun Ra perhaps threw his curviest curveball with his 1983 opus A Fireside Chat With Lucifer, recorded with his Outer Space Arkestra. The title track is a 20 minute swear word-laden hip-hop club track which occupies the entirety of side two. Side one is split between three tracks - a nuclear war protest song, an atmospheric ballad and a soulful groove. The original pressing was very limited and therefore very rare. This is the first ever reissue.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    The Grooms - Slow Down / I Deserve A Little Bit More

    A small label in Norfolk called Shiptown released a bunch of music in the vein of Stax, Atlantic & Motown. The Grooms only single, Slow Down, released in the mid-1970s, was one of the label’s last releases. It’s a prime slice of soulful funk that can be compared to Bobby Womack or The Temptations funkier output. It is backed with I Deserve A Little More. 7” on Miles Away.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Black Mekon - The Lumpiness Of Demand

    Mysterious masked duo Black Mekon, whom their various promotional material claims are anything from two brothers with the same name to superhero aliens, release their latest studio album The Lumpiness Of Demand. It’s one of the most chaotic, raw and immediate records of their nearly 15-year history. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Horrid Red - Radiant Life

    San Francisco Post-punk / darkwave band Horrid Red return with Radiant Life. The trio, led by Bunker Wolf and Edmund Xavier resurrect some industrial and krautrock sounds they’re known for whilst mixing in pop sensibilities, too. They count The Fall, Can, Public Image Ltd. and Cabaret Voltaire among their influences. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Miranda and The Beat - Such A Fool

    Miranda and the Beat are led by the dynamic and powerfully-voiced Miranda Zipse. They play a blend of european rock ‘n’ roll (yé-yé) and surf in an authentic way that makes you think they’ve just landed here from 1966. Such a Fool is backed with Chillantro. 7” on Third Man.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    The Dead C - Unknowns

    The Dead C are an art / music trio from New Zealand. They formed in 1986 and were regularly name-checked in the ‘90s by the likes of Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo. Unknowns is their 19th album and sees them once again experimenting with two guitars, drums, distortion and feedback. On Ba Da Bing!

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Open Mike Eagle - Anime, Trauma and Divorce

    Following the critical praise that greeted his last album Brick Body Kids Still Daydream three years ago, American hip-hop artist and comedian Michael Eagle delivers his fifth record as Open Mike Eagle. Featuring production work from Black Milk, Gold Panda and Frank Leone, Anime, Trauma And Divorce is another playful and highly enjoyable collection. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    The Weather Station - Robber / Better Now

    Robber by The Weather Station shows a new dynamic side to the Tamara Lindeman-fronted folk project. The Canadian band have released four albums to date which have cemented them as firm favourites among fans of folk-oriented singer songwriter sounds. Robber is backed with Better Now, a track exclusive to this 7”.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Iron Wigs - Your Birthday's Cancelled

    Iron Wigs represents a transatlantic joining of forces between Chicago-based rappers Vic Spencer and Verbal Kent and British-based producer Sonnyjim. Your Birthday’s Cancelled, a smoky, late-night jazz/rap collection that includes further guest spots from Roc Marciano and Quelle Chris, is a throwback to an era of collegiate, group-created hip-hop. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Concretism - Dick and Stewart (Original Soundtrack)

    Dick and Stewart is a series of animated short films, narrated by Julian Barratt, that show a bleak picture of Britain but leaves us guessing as to whether this is something we’ve already experienced or something that’s yet to come. Chris Sharp is the man behind Concretism. He makes music perfectly suited to this dystopian view having previously made a record centred around the threat of nuclear war.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Kiko Dinucci - Rastilho

    A member of Metá Metá and collaborator with the likes of Tom Zé, Criolo and Elza Soares, guitarist Kiko Dinucci channels the great Brazilian musicians such as João Gilberto and Jorge Ben on solo album Rastilho. Influences of jazz and classical Brazilian music are filtered through his punk vision. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Paddy Hanna - The Hill

    Concerning his Catholic upbringing, The Hill is the new album from Irish singer-songwriter Paddy Hanna. Backed by a band consisting of Adam Faulkner and Daniel Fox from Girl Band, Badhands’ Daniel Fitzpatrick and backing vocals from Jill Redmond, The Hill uses the settings of abandoned railway stations and boatyards to give it a sense of time and place. 

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Friday 16th October 2020

    Young Knives - Barbarians

    Judging by their  new single, Sheep Tick, Young Knives have taken a wildly different approach to their fifth album, Barbarians. They have a darker sound and there are more electronics and less of the snappy XTC-influenced indie that I know them for. The sound does suit the subject matter, however, with them using Straw Dogs, a novel by John Gray, to assess if violence is just part of human nature and how we cope with that.

    Due in: only 21 days to go
  • Tuesday 20th October 2020

    anthéne - collide

    It's on Home Normal so you can guess at this being quality ambient music. The protagonist is one Brad Deschamps aka anthene who uses guitar and synth to create his dusty soundscapes. This is his second album following on from his debut Weightless which already garnered him some critical acclaim. Loving that sleeve art too  - I could look at that all day. 

    Due in: only 25 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    The Space Lady - The Space Lady's Greatest Hits

    “Ethereal street musician who plays space music wearing a winged helmet”, says the website. It’s pretty bang on. The Space Lady has been playing her strange electronic music for some thirty to forty years, and now has the Greatest Hits she deserves. Weird, spacey and fun. The vinyl has a download code and the CD comes with a bonus CD.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Monolord - Vænir

    Monolord are the boss of the low graveyard sound, thriving on destructive bass lines, or guitar riffs, with the guitars tuned in maybe drop-C so who really knows anyway. Vaenir has the killer nihilistic riffs, the warped vocals, the glorious emptiness that comes with repetition, and the slow whiplash-inducing-head-bobbing rhythm. Top tier doom metal.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Monolord - Empress Rising

    Repress of the debut album from Swedish doom harbingers Monolord. Released in 2014 Empress Rising brings tight focus on the pure groove in the genre, mixing heavy rock and metal tonality with an audacious and powerful low frequency rumble. Taking inspiration from genre figureheads such as Electric Wizard and Sleep and adding a polished finish.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Fu Manchu - Godzilla's/Eatin' Dust +4

    Californian stoners Fu Manchu have dusted off a couple of classic EPs, combined them and added some previously unreleased early recordings. Godzilla’s and Eatin' Dust were two of the band’s most popular 10” singles due to fan favourites such as 'Mongoose' and 'Eatin’ Dust'. The four previously unreleased tracks include three tracks that were recorded for 1997’s The Action Is Go and a cover of 'Jailbreak', originally by Thin Lizzy. On At The Dojo.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Gray - Shades Of...

    Gray were a band featuring celebrated New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who played his guitar with a metal file and filmmaker Michael Holman who played masking tape and ball bearings. Shades Of… is an anthology featuring songs from their limited self-release, previously unreleased tracks and remixes by the likes of Todd Rundgren, Hank Shocklee, Sal P of Liquid Liquid among others.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Hiroshi Yoshimura - Green

    Hiroshi Yoshimura was an ambient music pioneer but sadly his music barely made it out of his native Japan in his lifetime. His debut album, Music For Nine Postcards, was reissued in 2017 and, along with him being discovered on YouTube, his popularity grew some 14 years after his death. Now we have his groundbreaking ambient masterpiece Green, reissued through Light In The Attic.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Palace Winter - Keep Dreaming, Buddy

    Recorded via a long-distance exchange of demos between Carl Coleman and Caspar Hesselager while the former was living in Tenerife last winter, ...Keep Dreaming, Buddy is the third studio album from Palace Winter. Drawing down on hip-hop rhythms and soulful hooks for inspiration, it’s a beautiful listening experience. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    This Is The Kit - Off Off On

    This Is The Kit were building a fanbase steadily until 2018’s successful Moonshine Freeze album earned them a whole host of new fans and radio airplay. It’s follow up was supposed to happen almost immediately but Kate Stables got distracted by an invitation to join The National, as a touring member and to contribute to their I Am Easy To Find LP. Finally Off Off On is here.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Sparkle Division - To Feel Embraced

    Esteemed composer William Basinski and his studio assistant Preston Wendel deliver their debut studio album as Sparkle Division. To Feel Embraced sees a man associated with tape loops and ambient music widen his palette to include elements of jazz and disco, with guest vocals from Leonora Russo and Xeli Grana. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Pallbearer - Forgotten Days

    Arkansas-based doom metal band Pallbearer deliver their fourth studio album. In contrast to the complexity that characterised their last effort Heartless two years ago, Forgotten Days is a comparatively simple affair, emphasising meaty hooks and heavy grooves in an album thematically concerned with family, and its ups and downs. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Mammút - Ride The Fire

    Ride The Fire is the upcoming fifth studio album from Icelandic alternative rock outfit Mammút. Boasting some striking Storm Thorgerson-esque artwork and with Árni Árnason of The Vaccines behind the production desk, the band lay down more of their trademark dense, atmospheric soundscapes. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Juanita Stein - Snapshot

    Juanitia Stein is best known for fronting Australian indie band Howling Bells. Snapshot is her third solo album. It was recorded as a reaction to the sudden death of her father - the person who instilled a love of music in her from a young age. The subject matter is sad and heavy, but Stein’s soothing voice makes it endlessly listenable. It was produced by Ben Hillier who has worked with Blur, Doves and Nadine Shah and features her brother, Joel, also from Howling Bells, on guitar.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    deathcrash - people thought my windows were stars E.P

    Another product of London’s burgeoning independent guitar music scene, deathcrash release a new EP on a limited run of 12”s. Recorded and finished just as the country was experiencing lockdown, people thought my windows were stars is preoccupied with personal reflection, sounding massive but also fragile. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Fuzz - III

    The indefatigable and inspired Ty Segall reactivates his sometime band Fuzz after a five-year hiatus. Reuniting with guitarist Charles Moothart and bassist Chad Ubovich and submitting to the treatment of Steve Albini over ten days in the studio at the end of 2019, III is a taut and electrifying listening experience. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Skullcrusher - Skullcrusher

    Secretly Canadian presents the debut EP from songwriter Helen Ballentine, a self-titled effort under the name Skullcrusher. The four tracks that make up Skullcrusher are preoccupied with coming to terms with the fear of going it alone and doing things yourself, which Ballentine discovered after giving up her job to conduct her music career full time and whose themes are similar to our lockdown lives. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Loma - Don't Shy Away

    Loma, a three piece featuring Emily Cross, Dan Duszynski and Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater, were about to call it a day following the satisfactory success of one album and various gigs, but  when Brian Eno got in touch and told them he liked them, things changed. This led to encouragement and an offer of mixing their new work and Don’t Shy Away was born. Includes guest appearance from Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Laura Veirs - My Echo

    My Echo is singer / songwriter Laura Veirs 11th solo album. It details the struggles of her ailing marriage - although at the time of writing the songs she didn’t necessarily know that. As the album was being finished, Viers and her husband, Producer Tucker Martine had separated. Some of the songs started life as poems she had been writing for a monthly poetry group. Guest appearances include Jim James, Bill Frisell, Karl Blau and M. Ward.  

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Brutus - Live In Ghent

    Following two blisteringly powerful studio LPs of post-hardcore, Belgian trio Brutus announce their first live album. Recorded at Handelsbeurs in May 2019, the double-album package 'Live In Ghent' showcases the band in their natural setting, with virtually every song in the setlist equalling or bettering their studio equivalents. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Henrik Lindstrand - Nordhem

    Nordhem is the third album, and final part of a trilogy, by Swedish pianist Henrik Lindstrand. It follows 2017’s Leken and 2019’s Nattresan and like those two well-received albums, is a beautifully woven and soothing soundscape that seamlessly blends a number of genres into one complete piano work. Nordhem translates as North Home and the album honours his scandanavian roots.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Blossoms - In Isolation / Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport

    With the coronavirus preventing live shows from happening and Daniel Ek needing more product in order to pay bands half a penny for every thousand streams on Spotify then it's not surprising bands have been forced to put out hodge-podge collections to keep the coffers flowing, This interim release from Blossoms is half filled with covers and reworks recording in lockdown plus a live set recorded in their native Stockport. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Sleeper & Snake - Fresco Shed

    The second collaboration album as Sleeper & Snake between former Terry bandmates Al Montfort (also of Total Control and The UV Race) and Amy Hill (of Primo! and Constant Mongrel). Fresco Shed exudes the same dreamy, escapist atmosphere as their exceptional debut from last year, Junction And High

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Songhoy Blues - Optimisme

    Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Prince Billy) was hired to produce the Songhoy Blues album, Optimisme. His mission was to make a real rock record that captured the band’s live energy. The band also wanted to make an album that got the crowd jumping. Judging by Led Zeppelin-esque lead single Badala it would seem that they accomplished their mission.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    The Moons - Pocket Melodies

    The Moons are led by Andy Crofts - who, as well as being a singer / songwriter in his own right, earns his corn in Paul Weller’s backing band. Pocket Melodies is the band’s latest album, It features one track, Tunnel of Time, which was co-written by Paul Weller. Features the singles Riding Man and Today.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    epic45 - Cropping The Aftermath

    A lot of epic45's work concerns nostalgia and their latest album Cropping the Aftermath is a love letter of sorts to the '90s. The duo look back on the decade in which they discovered music  - of hearing garage beats on pirate radio and the evocative transmissions of the more forward thinking bands of the era that paved the way for the sound epic45 peddle today. This is their second full length release of what appears to be a very busy 2020.  

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    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. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    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.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    The Lemonheads - Lovey

    Lovey was the Lemonheads fourth album and their first for Atlantic. It was the first album that really showcased their songwriting talents and is full of lovely plaintive pop such as Half the Time, Stove and Ride With Me. It was their final album with founding member Jesse Peretz as the Lemonheads became purely Evan Dando's thing thereafter.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Magik Markers - 2020

    Elisa Ambrogio, Pete Nolan and John Shaw return with new Magik Markers music for the first time in over half a decade, at what seems like an apt time for them to bring their inspired noise-rock back. 2020 is heart-swallowingly urgent and ragingly loud, a perfect soundtrack for times of emergency and ignorance. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Nimbus Sextet - Dreams Fulfilled

    Glaswegian jazz outfit Nimbus Sextet are formed around long-term collaborators Joe Nichols, Alex Palmer and Mischa Stevens, later joined by James Mackay, Martin Fell and Euan Allardice. Dreams Fulfilled represents yet more freshness being injected into Britain’s flourishing jazz scene, full of naggingly addictive hooks and locked-tight grooves. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    GAIKA - Seguridad

    What is that on the sleeve? A coagulation of pig like creatures made out of fondue icing. This is the new album from the UK producer after the Heaters For the Seaters mixtape and featuring a bunch of collaborations with folk I'm too old to have even heard of. It's kind of a gothic and industrial influenced take on modern R&B from the Brixton based producer. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    The Fall - The Frenz Experiment (Expanded Edition)

    The Frenz Experiment was the 10th album by The Fall and first came into this world in 1988. It’s now getting the expanded reissue treatment. The expansion includes a previously unreleased BBC session and their version of The Beatles’ classic A Day In The Life. The original album includes a cover of The Kinks’ Victoria, which The Fall released as a single at the time. Cracking stuff. On Beggars Arkive.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Ken Kesey - The Acid Test

    The Acid Test is a recorded document of the mid-60s acid test scene is San Francisco. Ken Kesey and his partner in pranks Ken Babbs took acid in a recording studio and rolled tape. The Grateful Dead were present too. The resulting recording is one of off-the-cuff poetry, deconstructed harmonica riffs and tape loop experiments. Originally released in 1966.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Jeff Russo - Picard - Season 1 (Original Series Soundtrack)

    Picard is the latest spin-off from Star Trek and features Patrick Stewart in the titular role. The soundtrack for season one has been composed by Jeff Russo, who also composed scores for Fargo, The Night of and The Umbrella Academy, among others. Russo has been nominated for several Emmy awards, winning once.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Mesias Maiguashca - Oeldorf 8

    Premiering in 1974 and released as a recording two years later, Ecuadorian composer Mesias Maiguashca’s innovative electro-acoustic work Oeldorf 8 has long since been a sought-after collector’s item. Re-mastered by Kassian Troyer at Berlin’s D&M, it now gets a second life on vinyl and CD. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Summer of Seventeen - Summer of Seventeen

    Recorded in Seattle just before the wildfires that decimated Washington state in the summer of 2017 and released during the current COVID pandemic, there’s something appropriately apocalyptic about Summer of Seventeen. The eponymous band’s personnel includes Monika Khot (the woman behind Zen Mother and Nordra), Sumac’s Aaron Turner and three members of Mamiffer. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    clipping. - Visions of Bodies Being Burned

    Visions of Bodies Being Burned is the fourth album by experimental hip-hop trio, clipping. The material for two, inspired by horror fiction as much as classic  hip-hop, was divided into two parts. The first, There Existed an Addiction to Blood, was released last year. Visions of Bodies Being Burned was supposed to follow pretty quickly but with the pandemic ruining everyone’s plans the release was delayed until now.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Xasthur - Xasthur

    A re-release of the self-titled 2006 work from Xasthur, the legendary one-man black metal music project from American musician Scott "Malefic" Conner. He began Xasthur in the mid-Nineties and operated it until 2010, eight distinctive and characterful albums later, and Xasthur is arguably the most rewarding of these. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Xasthur - Telepathic With The Deceased

    Xasthur are a black metal trio led by Scott "Malefic" Conner. Telepathic With The Deceased was originally released in 2004. It is the band’s third album. Traditional black metal meets with experimental sounds that incorporate influences from Trent Reznor to Steve Reich. The band released eight albums between 2002 and 2010 before disbanding. They reformed in 2014 releasing one more album to date.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Xasthur - To Violate The Oblivious

    To Violate The Oblivious is the fourth album, and second to be released in 2004, by Xasthur. They are an American black metal trio led by Scott "Malefic" Conner. The band released eight albums between 2002 and 2010 when they disbanded. They have since reformed, playing acoustic neofolk and have released one further album so far.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Ela Minus - acts of rebellion

    Ela Minus is a Colombian musician with roots in hardcore punk in her home country before moving to the USA. She majored in jazz drumming and synthesizer design at Berklee College of Music in Boston. This, coupled with her love of club culture has culminated in Acts of Rebellion, her debut album. It details her manifesto which is broadly about living every day to the full, atop accomplished retro dance beats.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    King Crimson - The Complete 1969 Recordings

    'The Complete 1969 Recordings' is a gigantic CD, DVD and Blu-Ray boxset by King Crimson. Stretching to twenty-four discs (!), among the delights here are all of the studio recordings and alternate takes from 'In The Court of the Crimson King', the seminal debut LP that King Crimson released that year. Also included are a new Dolby ATMOS mix of the album on Blu-Ray by Steven Wilson, all known live recordings and BBC sessions from the era, and a compilation of 1968 work from Giles, Giles & Fripp, the trio which eventually morphed into the 21st Century Schizoid Men. 'The Complete 1969 Recordings' comes in a LP-sized box with a 12” booklet to really put the stamp of ceremony on this thing.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Actress - Karma & Desire

    'Karma & Desire' is the eighth studio LP by electronic musician Actress (aka Darren J Cunningham of Wolverhampton). Coming hot on the heels of '88', his self-released effort from earlier on in 2020, 'Karma & Desire' is a moody collection of edge-of-the-dancefloor beats and synthetic abstractions reminiscent of Funkineven and Hype Williams. The record includes collaborations with Zsela, Sampha, Aura T-9, Vanessa Benelli Mosell and Christel Well

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Glenn Astro - Homespun

    Producer Glenn Astro has previously released beats and fuzzy textures on the likes of Ninja Tune and Apollo, but for his latest album he wanted to change tack somewhat from his earlier work. The electronic meditations and modern-day electro tones of 'Home Spun' saw the artist working to tight, self-imposed deadlines. What results is an eclectic work that contains homages to J Dilla, jungle and dub among its ten tracks. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    The Bathers - Lagoon Blues

    The Bathers is the name that Scottish musician Chris Thompson gives to his chamber-pop project. He takes his inspiration from the likes of Van Morrison, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Tim Hardin and Leonard Cohen. 'Lagoon Blues' was the Bathers first album, originally released in 1993. Features Isobel Campbell on cello and comes reissued on Marina Records.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    The Bathers - Sunpowder

    'Sunpowder' is the second LP by The Bathers and is the chamber-pop project of Scottish musician Chris Thompson. Originally released in 1995, 'Sunpowder' follows the lead of other Bathers albums by taking inspiration from a bunch of classic songwriters - Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie etc. Featuring the vocals of the Cocteau TwinsLiz Fraser on two tracks, this 'Sunpowder' reissue is out via Marina.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    The Bathers - Kelvingrove Baby

    Scottish musician Chris Thompson uses the name The Bathers to make a sweet brand of chamber-pop that has made him a bit of national treasure in his homeland. 'Kelvingrove Baby', the third Bathers album, originally came out in 1997 and runs with the sophisti-pop style of its two predecessors. The record features Thompson's pal, James Grant of Love & Money, on guitar and backing vocals. 'Kelvingrove Baby' is reissued via Marina (Der Plan, Josef K).

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Adrianne Lenker - songs and instrumentals

    After the global pandemic prematurely ended Big Thief’s tour the band's singer, songwriter and guitarist Adrianne Lenker decided to make some new music. 'songs and instrumentals' is two separate albums being released as a double-LP and double-CD. The 'songs' bit features - guess what - eleven new songs, whilst 'instrumentals' features - that's right - two instrumental pieces. Both records were written and recorded in April 2020, the early days of lockdown, and both exhibit the incredible balance of strength and fragility that has seen Lenker proclaimed as something of a modern-day Leonard Cohen.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    John Frusciante - Maya

    John Frusciante steps out of the confines of his Trickfinger alias to release his first electronic/dance record under his own name. Released through Aaron Funk (Venetian Snares)' Timesig label, 'Maya' sees the Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist delve into 1991-'96 UK breakbeat hardcore and jungle. Given that his music in Trickfinger has gradually morphed from Rephlex-sounding IDM, acid and ambient techno into something which hints at drill and bass, this one's set to be a lively affair.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Paisiel - Unconscious Death Wishes

    Portuguese drummer João Pais Filipe is fresh from 'Faca De Fogo', his collaborative album with Salford noise-rock luminaries Gnod. Now he finds himself linking with German sax player Julius Gabriel under the name Paisiel on 'Unconscious Death Wishes'. This is an LP which incorporates a wide range of influences, from proto-Krautrock to ‘70s NYC jazz and sounds from the Rio carnival.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Various - Music For Dance & Theatre - Volume Two

    As it says on the tin, Music From Memory's 'Music For Dance & Theatre' series presents EPs containing music initially composed for use in the dance and theatre worlds. On 'Music For Dance & Theatre's second volume we have work from Craig Kupka, Ray Lynch and Scan Lines that veers from the rhythmic to the more ambient and atmospheric. 'Music For Dance & Theatre' is sure to be a fascinating series. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Gesellschaft Zur Emanzipation Des Samples - Anthology of American Pop Music

    This is a curio. On ‘Anthology of American Pop Music’ the duo of Gesellschaft Zur Emanzipation Des Samples (Helmut Schmidt, Jan Jelinek) take six pop standards, then sample and stretch the hell out of them until the original songs have become totally different entities. We aren't told in the press release for ‘Anthology of American Pop Music’ what the songs are (which adds to the fun of it). The band's glossary of influences is a comical read too - Kraftwerk, Marcel Duchamp and plenty else besides.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Beastie Boys - Beastie Boys Music

    Beastie Boys - as you may know already - made music, and so 'Beastie Boys Music' is as good a title as any for this greatest hits collection. The album stretches from their early-days, VW badge-stealing bangers like 'Fight For Your Right' and 'No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn' to hits such as 'Intergalactic' from their later, more critically-acclaimed period. We miss 'em but this is a great place to start for those curious about Beastie Boys, or if you simply want all their best tunes in one place. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Kings of the Fucking Sea - In Concert

    I mean seriously ... wash your mouths out. Inserting swear words where there really is no need for them are Kings of the Fucking Sea, a group which includes members of The Little Killers and Immortal Lee Country Killers but not the actual The Killers. Sort-of-live album 'In Concert' - it was recorded straight to Tascam, but it's unclear if the band did so 'In Concert' or just 'Played At The Same Time To No Audience' - is described as MC5 and Black Sabbath having a baby together ... which is a nice thought. There are 500 fucking copies of 'In Concert' with a bonus fucking poster for the first fucking 200. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    John Prine - Crooked Piece of Time: The Atlantic & Asylum Albums (1971-1980)

    Legendary folk singer John Prine sadly passed away in April 2020. He recorded 18 albums between 1971 and 2018. Crooked Piece of Time: The Atlantic & Asylum Albums (1971-1980) is a CD box set which includes his first seven albums. His songwriting is revered by many and a diverse range of artists have covered his songs from Bette Midler to Evan Dando, Paul Westerberg to John Denver and Johnny Cash to Joan Baez. On Rhino.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Palace - Someday, Somewhere

    London’s epic indie-rock band Palace follow their 2019 album life After with an EP, Someday Somewhere. All the songs come from the Life After sessions. It includes the single I’ll Be Fine and  bonus track, Trouble on the Water, which was previously available on Hoxa Sessions EP. On Fiction.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Commodo - Stakeout

    I like that car with the double headlights. It sleeves the new record from Commando which is a further stretch from the producer away from the recent Stake Out record. It's interesting stuff with some offbeat sampling and heavy beats  - kind of cinematic. This is a three track 12" that you should check out if you are into new weird sounds. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Magick Mountain - Weird Feelings

    Leeds band Magick Mountain are fronted by Lins Wilson and feature Tom Hudson of Pulled Apart By Horses and Nestor Matthews from both Sky Larkin and Menace Beach. Weird Feelings is their debut album and is full of fuzz- drenched psych-rock, proto-punk nuggets. Judging by lead single King Cobra, this will rock yer socks off!

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes - Heritage of the Invisible II

    Trumpeter Aquiles Navarro and  percussionist Tcheser Holmes have been friends and musical collaborators for many years, most recently collaborating as members of Irreversible Entanglements. Because of their friendship, they just seem to know how each other work and how to respond to each other musically. It is this telepathy that drives the latin and afro-carribean sounds that make Heritage of the Invisible II. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Coil - A Guide For Beginners - The Voice Of Silver / A Guide For Finishers - A Hair Of Gold

    A Guide For Beginners - The Voice Of Silver and A Guide For Finishers - A Hair Of Gold are two ‘best of’ compilations by Coil. They were initially released as two separate albums and intended to introduce the music of the legendary experimental electronic duo to Russia. They are now being released as a two CD set as an overview of the duo’s whole career. They’ve been unavailable for over 20 years, so this news should excite fans!

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Akio Suzuki - Zeitstudie

    Akio Suzuki is a North Korean film composer who makes music from his own instruments. One such instrument, De Koolmees, is used on Zeitstudie (Study Time). It’s the Dutch name for the Great Tit, which he heard singing whilst in the Netherlands and realised it sounded the same. He uses two different methods of playing it - on side A he combines it with a self-made glass harmonica and side b he uses sticks.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Arp Frique - Minina Bem Li

    Following up on their 2018 debut, Niels Nieuborg brings back the colourful world of Arp Frique for a new four-track EP. Minina Bem Li sees him weave together European dance music styles with Caribbean and Cape Verdean influences, with guest vocals from the wonderful Mariseya (a.k.a. Marissa Nyamekye). 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Mathimidori - Akebono

    The fact that it's on Echocord should tell you that this is in the minimalist dub techno field. Mathimidori is the alter ego of one Mathias Kaden who has used an assortment of collaborators on this long player which has that hazy dubbed out instrumental sound we all enjoy from the likes of Deepchord and Fluxion. One for a late night drive. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Fat Tony - Exotica

    Although he sounds like the sort of bloke who might have sold you a dodgy used car, Fat Tony is a Houston based regular in the rap game with appearances on ASAP Rock mixtapes and on Vice TV. His latest is an eclectic, ambitious work where a scan through the list of influences sees Kenny Rodgers rubbing shoulders with Outkast rubbing shoulders with Scritti Politti. How can this not be interesting? 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Horace Andy - Dub Box – Rare Dubs 1973-1976

    Possibly the best day of my life was when I heard Horace Andy's distinctive voice coming out of what I thought was a sound system at a reggae festival in Leeds only to look up and find the man himself stood on a nearby stage. Even if you aren't into your reggae and dub you'll know that quiver from various  Massive Attack records. This box set contains the records he cut in the '70s with Bunny Lee and sees his magnificent voice sitting above dub originals and recuts of his earlier standards. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Monolord - Empress Rising (Instrumental)

    Have you ever wanted to sing along to Monolord's debut Empress Rising then now is your chance. If your voice isn't up to it then there's still a reason to listen to this as taken as an instrumental album, the tracks take on a different hue  - it becomes more of an atmospheric stoner soundtrack that could be compared to classics of the genre such as Sleep's Dopesmoker. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Monolord - Vænir (Instrumental)

    Monolord have a habit of releasing their albums in instrumental format so you can either a) attempt to sing along or b) get a whole new listening experience. They've already done this with their debut Empress Rising to good effect now is the turn of Vænir. Once again it takes on a totally different shape to the original. This version was only previously released as a digital-only addendum to the album so now is your chance to get it as a standalone vinyl. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Kraftwerk - Tour de France

    Tour De France was a 2003 album by Kraftwerk made to celebrate the centenary of the bicycle race of the same name. It contains a brand new version of their 1983 single of the same name as well as a host of other compositions. The track was initially made due to the bands increasing interest in cycling prompted by Ralf Hutter. The new version and accompanying album form part of the last 'new' material heard from the band to date.   

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Number - Binary

    The members of Warp Records luminaries Red Snapper present us with Number, a vital new project drawing together P Funk, twitchy disco arrangements, and skeletal dub. What's not to love? Their debut album 'Binary' is a barnstorming collection of tunes that would satisfy any fan of A Certain RatioParliament, or The Brides of Funkenstein. Out on Sunday Best. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Gorillaz - Song Machine: Season One - Strange Timez

    Gorillaz’ hugely popular Song Machine project, announced earlier this year, gathers together the output to date on this compilation. Season One - Strange Timez is released on regular and deluxe CD and vinyl editions, and contains 11 tracks in total featuring contributions from guest stars ranging from Slaves and Slowthai to Beck, Peter Hook and Elton John. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You

    I'd better get on the blower to my dad as there's a new Bruce Springsteen album on the edge of town. A Letter to You is the first album he's made with his legendary E Street Band. It was made in just five days and contains nine new songs and three taken from his 1970s era of leaving his best work in the can. There's nothing like the E Street Band on full throttle so this should delight his fanbase. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Sam Amidon - Sam Amidon

    Sam Amidon’s seventh studio album ranks as his most accomplished to date. A self-titled effort, it sees the American singer reunite with trusted lieutenants Shahzad Ismaily and Chris Vatalaro - as well as his wife Beth Orton on backing vocals - on an album of compelling originals and adapted traditionals. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Anamanaguchi - Endless Fantasy

    Anamanaguchi might not be the easiest name to say after a week on the X Box but they are the purveyors of 8 bit behind the soundtrack for the Scott Pilgrim video game. Originally released in 2013, Endless Fantasy is a joyous splurge of instrumental music made using broken Nintendos and Game Boys alongside proper instruments. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Michael Begg & Roedelius - Two Gather In The Waiting Room

    'Two Gather In The Waiting Room' is the first collaboration between Scottish composer and sound artist Michael Begg and legendary German electronic musician Hans-Joachim Roedelius, known for being a founding member of Harmonia and Cluster. The album sees the artists blending the best of elements of each other’s sound.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Major Weight Media - Music Speaks Louder

    Major Weight Media are a Seattle-based hip-hop duo composed of Kriz and Big D. Music Speaks Louder was originally self-released in 1997. After CD copies of the album have been changing hands for over £100, it is now getting a vinyl reissue on NBN Archives. A little known gem for fans of G-funk and socially conscious hip-hop. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    bdrmm - The Bedroom Tapes

    The Bedroom Tapes is an EP that gathers up a number of remixes and lockdown live sessions from shoegaze newcomers bdrmm. On the first side are pared-down versions of ‘Gush’, ‘A Reason To Celebrate’ and ‘Forget The Credits’ from their debut album Bedroom, and of 2019 single ‘Question Mark’, and on the reverse are remixes from Ditz, International Teachers of Pop and Andy Bell. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Anthroprophh - Toilet Circuit EP

    If you aren't already aware Anthroprophh is the ongoing project of the Heads Paul Allen in which he continues to explore garage riffage, kraut rock and low end sludge in equal measures. Toilet Circuit is their first release since the mammoth Omegaville album and also sees Rocket Recordings celebrate their 200th release.  

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    The Sensible Gray Cells - Get Back Into The World / World of Confusion

    Consisting in part of former members of The Damned (Captain Sensible on vocals and guitars, Paul Gray on bass), The Sensible Gray Cells offer up a pointed double A-side single on 7” vinyl. Ahead of their second album, ‘Get Back Into The World’ and ‘World of Confusion’ address our beleaguered times. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    White Hills - Splintered Metal Sky

    White Hills - their bassist is called Ego Sensation - enough said. Splintered Metal Sky is the New York hard psych rock duo’s 17th album. It sees the band bringing some industrial influences to their sound, informed by the likes of Einstürzende Neubauten and SPK. There’s also elements of post punk and dub electro. On God Unknown.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Mazzy Star - Ghost Highway

    Ghost Highway serves up two 1994 portions of Mazzy Star recorded in the moment, one from a live show and one from a radio session. We get a nice mixture of favourites from 1993’s So Tonight That I Might See and early versions of tracks that would later surface on other albums. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Nothing But Thieves - Moral Panic

    Moral Panic is the third album by Southend rock band Nothing But Thieves. The two singles from the album, Real Love Song and Is Everybody Going Crazy? have been getting some serious airplay on Radio 1. The album was produced by Mike Crossey who has helmed albums by Arctic Monkeys, Wolf Alice and The 1975, a man who knows how to make hit albums. On RCA.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Klaus Schønning - Lydglimt

    Eschewing the noise of the rock and punk that was dominating Denmark’s underground scene in the late Seventies, electronic music pioneer Klaus Schønning opted for quiet explorations with his ethereal masterpiece Lydglimt. An obscure cult classic ever since, the album now gets a 40th anniversary re-issue, complete with booklet, on Frederiksburg Records. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Raging Speedhorn - Hard To Kill

    Northampton metal band Raging Speedhorn return with Hard To Kill their second album since their 2014 reformation and sixth album in overall. This time out they have a new line-up. Drummer Gordon Morison and guitarist Jim Palmer are joined by singer Dan Cook, bass player Andy Gilmour, formerly of Hundred Reasons and Dave Leese on guitar. The Speedhorn sound you know and love is still very much intact.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Bill Laswell / Opening Performance Orchestra / Iggy Pop / William S. Burroughs - The Acid Lands

    The Acid Lands is a piece of music featuring the words of William Burroughs, taken from his novels The Western Lands and Junkie. It was originally performed by Opening Performance Orchestra, Martina Potucková and narrator Pavel Z in 2014 to celebrate what would have been Burrough’s 100th birthday. This studio version was recorded in 2019 which featured Iggy Pop as narrator and Bill Laswell on bass. The record also features a Bill Laswell remix.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Sen Morimoto - Sen Morimoto

    Sen Morimoto is a rapper out of Chicago who has already toured with the likes of Sleater Kinney and Durand Jones. He produces young people-friendly emotional narratives about his day and the stuff that happens to him over an amalgam of guitar, synth and sax. He did literally everything on this  - producing, writing, releasing it on his own label even down to telling me what to write on this blurb. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Patrick Cowley - Some Funkettes

    Disco producer Patrick Cowley, sadly died in 1982. He was a pioneer of EDM along with Giorgio Moroder. His best known production was You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real), a 1978 hit for Sylvester. Some Funkettes is an archival collection of covers he recorded between 1975 and 1977 which come from a huge body of work he left behind. On Dark Entries.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Singapore Sling - Good Sick Fun

    Singapore Sling are an Icelandic rock band led by Henrik Björnsson. Their sound blends guitar fuzz, goth rock, dub and big band jazz all underpinned by a drum machine, although Björnsson will tell you that the main influence here is old rock ‘n’ roll. Good Sick Fun follows the 2019 album Killer Classics. On Fuzz Club.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    The William Loveday Intention - People Think They Know Me But They Don't Know Me

    The William Loveday Intention is the latest project by Kent garage king and man of numerous guises Billy Childish. People Think They Know Me But They Don't Know Me is the first in what will be a series of four albums released monthly throughout winter 2020-21 to keep you warm and toasty. James Taylor of JTQ and The Prisoners and Dave Tattersall of The Wave Pictures make guest appearances. On Damaged Goods.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Dadub​ - Hypersynchron

    Dabbling in fusions of bass music with traditions from around the world for around a decade now, the latest album from Daniele Antezza and Marco Donnarumma as Dadub delivers exactly what you’d expect it to. Hypersynchron is presented over two vinyls on Ohm Resistance, with a re-make courtesy of Scorn. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Fadi Tabbal - Subject To Potential Errors And Distortions

    Fadi Tabbal is a musician, producer and engineer from Lebanon known for making music from guitar loops. Subject To Potential Errors And Distortions is his fifth album. Here he adds vocal samples, tape loops and synths to his sound. The album was recorded in his home city of Beruit whilst in quarantine and deals with the subject of alienation.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Latitude - Mystic Hotline

    This looks like fun. The press release compares this San Francisco five piece to the likes of Blondie, Nick Lowe and the Nerves by which we take it to be of the power pop persuasion. This is their second album which appears to be a carefree ride through the back alleys of 60s/70s and 80s guitar pop. I can't find a single soundclip on the whole of the internet so i'll just have to wait with breath baited.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    The Bachelor Pad - All Cock And Hash (The Very Best Of)

    Glasgow band The Bachelor Pad played acid-fuelled indie punk and were active from the mid ‘80s until the early ‘90s outliers of an era in independent music dominated by C86 bands. All Cock And Hash (The Very Best Of) comes at a time when they are overdue reappraisal and includes ‘hits’ such as Country Pancake, The Girl of Your Dreams and Meet The Lovely Jenny Brown. On Emotional Response. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    The Bachelor Pad - Meet the Lovely Jenny Brown

    The Bachelor Pad were an indie band from Glasgow whose career lasted from 1986 -1991. Meet The Lovely Jenny Brown EP is being reissued by Emotional Response. The band played music that didn’t quite fit the C86 scene of that era, but were excellent, melodic and chaotic nonetheless. The EP includes a previously unreleased, stripped-back version of the title track.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Demae - Life Works Out... Usually

    Tell that to this writer. Although life invariably doesn't work out it is nice to hear of a positive mindset. Demae have made this album as an antidote to... well everything at the moment and it certainly bodes well as an uplifting listen There's elements of London soul, Dilla-like breaks and the electro soul of Flying Lotus on an album celebrating black lives and empowerment. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble Ft. Kelly Finnigan - Impeach The President

    A timely re-issue of this 1973 era protest song which advocated the impeachment of Richard Nixon. Little did anyone know back then what we'd end up with in the White House. Though the vibes are bang on for these times, the song is famous for more than just a slogan. The drum break has been sampled to death...take a listen and hear where it all started. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Dojo Cuts - Rome

    Dojo Cuts are a heavy funk / soul band from Australia. Having been one of the first bands to release a single on Colemine Records, they’re back on the label with it’s 89th release, Rome. If you love Amy Winehouse or Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, this 45 is absolutely your bag. Rome is backed with Falling In Love Again. Both tracks are taken from the LP, Tomorrow’s Gonna Come.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Fo Sho

    Fo Sho b/w Inner City Blues are the first new songs in two years from the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio and will whet the appetite for their next album. The band play funky organ-led jazz that will please fans of Jimmy Smith, Soulive, New Mastersounds, Khruangbin and other artists in that musical sphere. On Colemine.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Azymuth - Azymuth

    Azymuth was recorded by a collaboration between American composer Adrian Younge, American hip-hop producer and member of A Tribe Called Quest, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Brazillian jazz / funk band Azymuth. It was composed by Younge and Muhammad with Azymuth providing the musicianship in their unique and innovative style. On Jazz is Dead.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    YPY - Compact Disc EP

    Courtesy of Black Smoker Records, Compact Disc EP is presented - counter-intuitively - on 12” vinyl. It’s the latest release from the hugely respected Japanese multi-instrumentalist and composer Koshiro Hino, a.k.a. YPY, and features remixes from Em Records’ Compuma and Lena Willikens. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Tino Contreras - La Noche De Los Dioses

    La Noche De Los Dioses is the first album since 2017 by 96 year old Mexican jazz drummer Tino Contreras. Contreras has been making music since 1940 and has shared the stage with the likes of Art Blakey, Louis Armstrong and Dave Brubeck. Despite his age, this album is one filled with contemporary jazz and fresh ¾ rhythms. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Lake Turner - Videosphere

    Championed by Foals’ lead singer Yannis Philippakis and a former member of Great Eskimo Hoax and Trophy Wife, London-based artist Andrew Halford - better known as Lake Turner - releases his debut album. Videosphere is a gorgeous blend of ambient music, disco and techno that will appeal to fans of Caribou and Four Tet. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Penelope Trappes - Eel Drip

    Penelope Trappes is a singer and producer from Australia. Her music recalls the sound of the classic days of bands signed to the 4AD and Kranky labels. The title of her album, Eel Drip, is a reference to the Phantom Queen Morrigan - a mysterious figure from Irish mythology who is a goddess of war, destiny and fate.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    JB Dunckel - Été 85 (Original Soundtrack)

    A summer love story set in a Normandy port town that recalls the acclaimed Call Me By Your Name, Été 85 (trans: ‘Summer of 85’) is directed by François Ozon, features a soundtrack including The Cure’s ‘Inbetween Days’ and an original score from Air’s JB Dunckel

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Cherry Pickles - The Juice That's Worth The Squeeze

    Cherry Pickles came together after binging on Bucks Fizz. I think they mean the champagne and orange juice cocktail rather than the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest winners. It must be the case as their second album The Juice That's Worth The Squeeze is a mix of Tropicalia, no wave, ‘60s garage, guitar fuzz and outsider art making an authentic lo-fi rock record.

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Friday 23rd October 2020

    Charlie Morrow - America Lament

    Charlie Morrow is a composer and sound artist whose work encompasses a very wide range of activities from sound installations to ad jingles.  America Lament is a further trawl through his archives revealing a depth and melodicism to his experiments and featuring a wide sound palette from jazz to Irish pipes and whatever falls in between. 

    Due in: only 28 days to go
  • Monday 26th October 2020

    Wagon Christ - Recepticon

    Recepticon is the first album Luke Vibert has released under his Wagon Christ moniker for the best part of ten years. It is released on People of Rhythm, following other releases on Ninja Tune, Rising High and Astralwerks. The album continues in the vein of Vibert’s unique blend of trip-hop, downtempo, hip-hop, found sounds, electronica and funk.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Wednesday 28th October 2020

    Johnny Woods - Pavilions

    Gently unfurling improvised synthesizer meditations from Johnny Woods, created on a Buchla 200e in his solar powered studio in the mountains of New Mexico. On the surface, these seemingly minimal seven pieces may appear simple but evolve into deeply immersive complex sonic fractals.

    Big tip for those that dig Caterina Barbieri, Alessandro Cortini, Laurie Spiegel and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.

    Due in: only 33 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Embrace - This New Day

    'This New Day' was the fifth studio album from Brighouse-based indie plodders Embrace. The critics were never really on their side, but the all-important public were - 'This New Day' reached the top of the album charts on release. The 2020 version of 'This New Day' sees the album re-issued on vinyl for the first time since the original release. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Robert Fripp - Exposure

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Motorpsycho - Behind The Sun

    Motorpsycho have been going for pretty much forever releasing a slew of psych rock of various different shades. Behind the Sun was their 2014 album and was another concept album that went from heavy Led Zeppelin riffing to gentle folky ballads that recall the Laurel Canyon folkies of the '60s and '70s. They truly are an entire genre to themselves. Re-issue on Rune Grammofon. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Witch - Introduction

    The debut album from 1970s Zamrockers WITCH or We Intend To Cause Havoc!, arguably the masters of the Zambian rock movement that has been gathering new attention since Now-Again records have been steadily reissuing some of the genre’s classics. Introduction is just that, a good introduction to the Zamrock sound which blends the psychedelic guitar of Hendrix with the funk groove of James Brown and an African rhythm. A joyous and exciting record from a fantastic group of musicians.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Jasmine Guffond - Yellow Bell

    Jasmine Guffond, the artist previously and simultaneously known as Minit and Jasmina Maschina, returns for Sonic Pieces with Yellow Bell, a record of emptying and endlessness. Her looping ambient works feel like black holes leading nowhere, but there's company in her voice; her vocals spread are spread lethargically and extensively, guiding the listener through their gloomy eternal adventure. When time stops, you'll want to listen to this record. Recommended for fans of Grouper and Chihei Hatakeyama

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Hiroshi Yoshimura - Music For Nine Postcards

    Hiroshi Yoshimura was a pioneer of environmental music, a parallel to Brian Eno. Yoshimura created ambient music to fit with physical spaces, music to be in and live through. .'Music For Nine Postcards' is keyboard and Rhodes played sweetly and softly - simples. The first vinyl reissue since its original release in 1982 comes with full reproduction of original artwork and sleeve, plus new liner notes.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Machine Head - Burn My Eyes

    Inspired by the social tension following the L.A. riots, Oakland-based heavy metal outfit Machine Head released their debut studio album Burn My Eyes back in 1994, one of the best-selling debuts of its genre and kicking off a career that continues to this day. Run Out Records gives it a deluxe double-vinyl re-issue. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Nobody AKA Willis Earl Beal - Morningstar

    A follow-up to Alms, his quiet and resplendent album from 2018, Morningstar is an eight-track EP from Chicago artist Willis Earl Beal, a compelling blend of lo-fi folk, ambient and hip-hop aesthetics. Appropriately for these dark and ominous times, Beal explains about the title “[it] appears in the winter, just before the dawn”. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Germs - M.I.A. (The Complete Anthology)

    A first-ever release on vinyl for M.I.A. (The Complete Anthology), a full career retrospective of influential punk act Germs. Originally released in 1993 on CD only, Porterhouse Records replicates the compilation in its entirety, right down to the original liner notes, making for a fitting tribute to this influential first-wave punk outfit. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    We Are The Ocean - Cutting Our Teeth

    Cutting Our Teeth is the debut album by Essex rock four-piece We Are The Ocean. It was originally released in 2010. In Alfie Scully, they had a guitarist so young his parents had to sign his recording contract on his behalf. The energetic screaming vocals from Dan Brown were tempered by the melodic vocals of Liam Cromby. Their sound ran full gamut of rock from in your face energy to slow and brooding introspection. They split in 2017.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Juliette & The Licks - ...Like A Bolt Of Lightning

    Juliette and the Licks are led by Hollywood actress Juliette Lewis. ...Like A Bolt of Lightning was the band’s debut EP, originally released towards the end of 2004. With this EP she set out to prove that movie stars crossing over to the music world aren’t all necessarily naff by laying down some blistering modern times rock ‘n’ roll.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Tubelord - Our First American Friends / Tezcatlipoca

    You may remember Tubelord from their 2006 onwards mix of math and indie rock that blazed across venues back when we still could sweat in public without it being a public health hazard. They didn't quite break through but lots of folk remember them fondly so here is a vinyl pressing of 2009  album plus the Tezcatlipoca EP (try asking for that one at the merch counter when drunk). 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    The Wytches - Three Mile Ditch

    Hauling themselves out of a downward spiral caused by burnout after their rapid initial success, Peterborough-based indie act The Wytches self-release their third studio album, Three Mile Ditch. Studded amid the loud, hard-edged rock tracks are signs of the more classic songwriting that have always influenced the group, from Dylan to Chilton. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    The V.I.P.'s - Need Somebody To Love

    Need Somebody To Love is a 17-track compilation charting the entire studio output of the short-lived outfit The V.I.P.’s in re-mastered form, coming with a poster insert. Assembled at the end of the Seventies and signed to RCA, the group never made the commercial breakthrough they deserved, despite being championed by John Peel, and split up after four singles in the early Eighties. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Liam Frost & The Slowdown Family - Show Me How The Spectres Dance

    Re-issued at the behest of overwhelming demand, Demon presses up Show Me How The Spectres Dance, the 2006 debut album from Liam Frost & The Slowdown Family, on translucent blue vinyl. With big-hitting cheerleaders in the British indie scene such as Tim Burgess and Guy Garvey, the album has become a significant cult classic in the 14 years since its release. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Turbowolf - Turbowolf

    Hassle Records marks its 15th anniversary in 2020 by re-issuing 15 records from their back catalogue as limited runs of hand-numbered LPs. On yellow and crystal clear vinyl comes the 2011 self-titled debut album from eclectic Bristol-based hard rock quartet Turbowolf, a band who have stubbornly defied all attempts to accurately categorise them over the years.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Four Year Strong - Rise Or Die Trying

    Hassle Records marks its 15th anniversary in 2020 by re-issuing 15 records from their back catalogue as limited runs of hand-numbered LPs. On purple and crystal clear vinyl comes Rise Or Die Trying, the 2007 sophomore studio album from Massachusetts-based pop-punk act Four Year Strong, the release that saw an increase in commercial fortunes for the group. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Lonely The Brave - The Day's War (Victory Edition)

    A re-issue on vinyl for the expanded Victory Edition of The Day’s War, the 2014 debut studio album from British indie-rockers Lonely The Brave. This edition, with a dozen bonus tracks of B-sides, alternative versions, remixes and a cover of Björk’s ‘All Is Full Of Love’, was originally released the following year.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Petrol Girls - Cut & Stitch / The Future Is Dark

    Hassle Records marks its 15th anniversary in 2020 by re-issuing 15 records from their back catalogue as limited runs of hand-numbered LPs. In a green and crystal clear 2xLP package comes 2019’s Cut & Stitch album and the previous year’s The Future Is Dark EP from English punk act Petrol Girls

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Cancer Bats - Birthing the Giant

    Hassle Records marks its 15th anniversary in 2020 by re-issuing 15 records from their back catalogue as limited runs of hand-numbered LPs. On chocolate brown and crystal clear vinyl is Birthing The Giant, the debut studio album from hardcore punk outfit Cancer Bats. Acclaimed upon release in 2006, it laid the platform for a career that continues today. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Blue States - Nothing Changes Under The Sun

    In the late ‘90s, as the now well established Memphis Industries label was just starting up, they gave great encouragement to electronic musician Andy Dragazis who recorded under the name Blue States. A handful of well-received EPs were followed in 2000 by an LP, Nothing Changes Under The Sun. Here we have a 20th anniversary pressing of the album.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Tobacco - Hot Wet & Sassy

    Marking his first release as Tobacco in four years, a period that’s seen him collaborate with Aesop Rock, score HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ and tour with Nine Inch Nails, Tom Fec’s fifth record Hot Wet & Sassy could be his biggest yet. It houses some of his most immediate and listener-friendly compositions so far, filtering his latent pop tendencies through the long-standing experimental ones. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    The Heshoo Beshoo Group - Armitage Road

    A highly prized collector’s item since it was originally released back in 1970, Armitage Road was the sole studio recording from The Heshoo Beshoo Group. A critique of the apartheid regime in their native South Africa set to an inventive fusion of American and African jazz traditions, it now gets hugely overdue re-issue on vinyl via We Are Busy Bodies. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Spectres - It's Never Going To Happen And This Is Why

    Recorded in a 19th century Methodist church in Leeds under the aegis of producer Alex Greaves, Bristol-based noise-rock band Spectres grow ever more impressive with their third album, It’s Never Going To Happen And This Is Why. Featuring appearances from a clutch of other experimental artists, it’s a clipped and economical collection of ~3 minute tracks that largely ditch the feedback diversions of previous efforts. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    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. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    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. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Elvis Costello - Hey Clockface

    The second best Elvis is releasing his thirtieth studio album, titled 'Hey Clockface'. The various three singles indicate a diverse sound, taking in brash power pop, Nick Cave-esque smoky lounge jams, and angular post-punk. I've never been a massive Elvis Costello fan, and have never listened to any of his modern stuff, but this clutch of tunes might just rectify that...

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    The Prodigy - World's on Fire (Live at Milton Keynes Bowl)

    World's on Fire (Live at Milton Keynes Bowl) is the only live album recorded by The Prodigy, It was originally released in mid-2011. It sees the popular electronic troupe storm through hits such as Firestarter, Breathe and Smack My Bitch Up along with 14 other tracks. Remastered double vinyl LP on Cooking Vinyl.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Tom Misch - Beat Tape 2

    All round talent Tom Misch originally released Beat Tape 2 in 2015. The South London producer began making sounds in the vein of J Dilla before finding his own sound, which incorporated influences from a range of genres. Beat Tape 2 includes spots from Jordan Rakei, Zak Abel, Loyle Carner, Carmody, Sam Wills and Alfa Mist. 5th anniversary gold vinyl reissue.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    A. G. Cook - Apple

    A.G. Cook has made his most direct attempt at writing classic songs with Apple. Production-wise he’s aimed at the space between bedroom recording and professional studio, getting the balance between naivety and slick production. Lead single, Oh Yeah, shows he has the knack for writing a catchy tune under these circumstances.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Hamilton Leithauser - Live at Café Carlyle

    This live album from The Walkmen’s frontman Hamilton Leithauser captures him in his 2020 residency at New York’s Café Carlyle, a lavish Upper East Side venue that’s seen performances from jazz legends and rock icons alike. Live At Café Carlyle consists of ten live tracks, including covers of Big Thief, Lana Del Rey and Randy Newman. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Carcass - Despicable

    Brand new music from extreme metal originators Carcass. After their original late '80s/early '90s work the band went on a long sabbatical but released Surgical Steel in 2013. Despicable is a four track EP released in anticipation of a further full length album due in 2021 and featuring original members jeff Walker and Bill Steer. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Apifera - Overstand

    If it's on Stones Throw you know it's going to be something enjoyable in the hip-hop/jazz/electronics field and this debut from Apifera is no different. The four piece who feature fellow Stones Throw signee Rejoicer on keys create semi improvised music inspired by the natural world and spiritual experience and wrote and recorded this album in just three days. A rich and harmonic work.  

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Stephen Huss - Galaxy

    As one half of dark synthpop band Psyche, which he founded with his brother Darrin, the late Stephen Huss is honoured by the Artificial Dance label, which is re-issuing his slightly lesser known solo work. Galaxy, whose tracklisting is hand-picked with Darrin and re-mastered with his expertise too, consists of synth instrumentals recorded between 1983 and 2005. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Mourn - Self Worth

    Now on their fourth studio album, Catalonian indie-rock quartet Mourn delve into some painfully relevant themes on Self Worth. Exploring the idea of inevitable personal change in the context of a world that now seems to have been irrevocably changed itself, it’s a dozen songs of melodic, outspoken punk rattled off in just over half an hour. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Trash Talk - Eyes & Nines

    Eyes and Nines is the critically acclaimed third album by Trash Talk. The Californian hardcore punks are known for their chaotic live shows and sheer power. Eyes and Nines was originally released in 2010 on the band’s own Trash Talk Collective label and is now reissued on vinyl through Hassle.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Brutus - Burst

    Brutus hail from Leuven in Belgium. They play a mix of prog, post-hardcore and math rock all held togehter by singing drummer Stefanie Mannaerts and the creative guitar stylings of Stijn Vanhoegaerden who previously played together in Starfucker. The trio is completed by bass player Peter Mulders who previously played in a tribute band for Swedish punks Refused. Burst was originally released in 2017 and is reissued on Hassle.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Rolo Tomassi - Hysterics / Cosmology

    A special re-issue of the first two studio albums from Sheffield-based mathcore heroes Rolo Tomassi, packaged together in a double-LP set. 2008’s debut Hysterics and 2010’s follow-up Cosmology are presented in all their glory, boasting fiendish time signatures, intricate performances and Eva Spence’s gloriously ferocious vocals. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Press Club - Late Teens

    Hailing from Brunswick, Australia, it’s indie pop-punk quartet Press Club with new album Late Teens. Those dratted teens - they never show up on time. Interesting sound this lot have: tempos, percussion and guitar style that oft hint at punk; jangly indie melodies and, not least, female vocals that draw as well from soulful pop as indie.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Blakfish - Champions

    Blakfish are a hardcore band from Birmingham. Their music has a pummeling brutality tempered with a fresh sound which tends to lead to anthemic singalongs. The NME thinks they sound like a cross between Mastodon and Glassjaw, so if you're fans of either you're in for a treat. Champions is their debut album. On Hassle.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Carlton Melton - Where This Leads

    Specialising in a mixture of kosmische, stoner metal and psychedelia that draws on artists from Jimi Hendrix to Spiritualized, ‘Where This Leads’ is the latest studio album from Californian trio Carlton Melton. Made in conjunction with long-time producer Phil Manley (Wooden Shjips, Once And Future Band), ‘Where This Leads’ marks ten years of ever-expanding creative ambition for one of the U.S. psych-rock underground’s best-kept secrets. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Embrace - Out Of Nothing

    Prior to 2004’s triumphant 'Out Of Nothing' Embrace had fallen precipitously from chart-topping indie saviours to obscurity over the course of a mere half-decade. However, being donated the song ‘Gravity’ by a certain Chris Martin triggered a massive resurgence in Embrace's fortunes, and within a few months 'Out Of Nothing's soft-rock anthemia had returned the band to the summit of the UK Album Chart. Here 'Out Of Nothing' receives its first-ever vinyl reissue.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent

    My brother once got a napkin signed by Mark E. Smith. I say signed, he got Mark's mum to ask him to put his mark on it and he ended up signing it 'From Wolfman'. Maybe it's something to do with the second track on this called 'Wolf Kidult Man'. Anyway, 'Imperial Wax Solvent' is the 26th album from the prolific Manchester post-punks, and it's one of their most celebrated of the 2000s decade for its different take on The Fall sound. It's rawer, more lo-fi, a bit more experimental. The record was also subject to humoured controversy when a pressing error led to audio landing on the initial shipment of X-factor contestant Faryl Smith's debut. Lovely.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set)

    A lavish fortieth anniversary reissue of 'Ace Of Spades', which as you'll no doubt be aware was Motörhead’s most commercially successful album upon release in 1980 and houses the utterly iconic title-track. This boxset contains the remastered original album, two live double-albums taken from performances on the concurrent 'Ace Of Spaces' tour, a 10” EP of previously unreleased instrumentals, a DVD compilation of live appearances, a 40-page book telling the complete story behind the album, and a replica tour programme among many other trinkets. Phew! If you like collectables, I tell you I'm your man.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (40th Anniversary Deluxe)

    *Arms in position, chest out, deep breath*

    DAW-NA-NAW-NA-NAW DAH-NAH-NAH

    DAW-NA-NAW-NA-NAW DAH-NAH-NAH

    IF YOU LIKE TO BUY RECORDS, I TELL YOU I’M YOUR MAN

    YOU’LL ORDER SOME, PLAY SOME, IT’S ALL THE SAME TO ME

    Yes, that’s right, the album with arguably the greatest riff of all-time on it (and some other tracks) gets a luxury reissue from BMG to celebrate its fortieth birthday. To some ‘The Game’ is now the definitive Motörhead anthem, but no-one can deny the awesome majesty of the ‘Ace Of Spades’ title-track. This edition comes with a bonus book and live album.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Peter Broderick - Blackberry

    Recorded in London during the summer of 2019 but echoing sentiments of connection, happiness and family that are all so resonant in 2020, 'Blackberry' is a surprise release from singer-songwriter and sometime Efterklang member Peter Broderick. 'Blackberry' represents Broderick's first vocal solo album in five years, and it's an LP of folksy sophisti-pop which lands somewhere between Prefab Sprout and Bibio.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Meitei / 冥丁 - Kofū / 古風

    With 'Kofū 古風' Japanese ambient artist Meitei 冥丁 rounds off an impressive trilogy of albums in which he playfully subverts established norms of the nation’s ancient music traditions. On 'Kofū 古風' we find flashes of hip-hop rhythms and twitches of drum machines punctuating soundscapes made from haunted, fractured piano chords.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Jeremiah Sand - Lift It Down

    'Lift It Down' is the new record from Jeremiah Sand, the fictional cult leader played by Linus Roache in the 2018 Nicolas Cage vehicle 'Mandy', and his followers The Children of The New Dawn. Released on Sacred Bones - where else? - and featuring liner notes from the late Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, 'Lift It Down' is a psych-folk record par excellence. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Jim White - Misfit's Jubilee

    Jim White usual approach is to write songs that ponder the darker side of life in the Southern States of the USA. On Misfit’s Jubilee, his 8th album, things seem a little more optimistic than usual -  as lead single Sum of What We’ve Been will attest. Don’t let that fool you though, his tales of misfits and outcasts are still lurking around the corner. On Loose.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Echo Collective - The See Within

    Echo Collective work in the same kind of post-classical world as the likes of A Winged Victory for the Sullen and Jóhann Jóhannsson. The See Within sees the Brussels collective using viola, violin, cello, harp and unusually a magnetic resonator piano to produce a series of compositions that marry breathtaking beauty with a restless inventive spirit. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Ploy - Unlit Signals

    Unlit Signals is the debut album from Ploy who has previously recorded for Hessle and Timedance. It's a bit of a love affair to old school UK garage and rave with dirty beats aimed at fans of the noisier end of the dancefloor. There is a vital sense of rhythm in these tracks with influence taken from techno and drum 'n' bass in an eclectic series of tracks. A record to take you away from the dread of the real world to some dank dancefloor in a rave outside Rochdale.  

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Extrawelt - Extra Welt Hits

    I'd never come across German electronic act Extrawelt but they've been at it for fifteen years and are noted particularly for being a great live act (which is not always the case with such artists). This box set marks their fifteen year anniversary and covers each album they put out so far all newly remastered. A good place to start for people like me who have some catching up to do. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Various - Bruton Brutoff – The Ambient, Electronic and Pastoral Sounds of The Bruton Library Catalogue

    Containing beautiful and evocative pieces of instrumental music from the likes of John Cameron, Alan Hawkshaw, Francis Monkman and Brian Bennett, the self-explanatory Bruton Brutoff – The Ambient, Electronic and Pastoral Sounds of The Bruton Library Catalogue is curated by genre expert Jonny Trunk. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Roland Haynes - 2nd Wave

    Jazz keyboardist Roland Haynes made one album, 1975’s 2nd Wave. It featured drummer Carl Burnett and bassist Henry Franklin along with another keyboard player, Kirk Lightsey, whose wah-wah-fed Fender Rhodes faced-off with Haynes' playing. It’s high praise indeed to liken this album to Miles Davis’ ‘70s band that featured Keith Jarrett, Chick Correa, Herbie Hancock and Joe Zawinul - but high praise for 2nd Wave is necessary.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Ben Salisbury, The Insects, Geoff Barrow - Devs (Original Series Soundtrack)

    Devs is a sci-fi mini series written and directed by Alex Garland. The soundtrack has been composed by composer Ben Salisbury, film composer duo The Insects and Geoff Barrow of Portishead. The score reflects the show’s emotion and drama, dealing with moments of grief and horror. Salisbury and Barrow have worked together before on Alex Garland projects and the films of Ben Wheatley. Triple LP or double CD on Invada.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Various - Brown Acid: The Eleventh Trip

    Brown Acid, the series of compilations from RidingEasy dedicated to exhuming long-lost nuggets of stoner rock, heavy psychedelia and proto-metal tracks from the Sixties and Seventies, is back yet again. Consisting of ten tracks, The Eleventh Trip contains glorious cuts from Adam Wind, Grump and Bagshot Row among others.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Hieroglyphic Being - Black Hands Vol. 3

    A star of Chicago’s underground house scene for years, Jamal Moss - better known as Hieroglyphic Being - presents a third volume of his Black Hands series, hand stamped and presented on 12” vinyl. The five tracks here - titled ‘Black Hands Sound 9 through 13’ - showcases Moss’s incredible originality. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Maggotron - Floppy's From The Main Frame

    Floppy’s From The Main Frame is a vinyl-only sampler release from James McCauley (a.k.a. Maggotron), one of the prime movers in the Miami dance music scene in the Eighties. Consisting of four archival tracks dating from 1984 to 1985, they are some of the most essential and sounds of their time. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    The Style Council - Long Hot Summers: The Story Of The Style Council

    When you hear the latest bellow from Paul Weller it's often worth remembering that he was previously genuinely experimental with his second band the Style Council. They were political, soulful, sometimes infuriating and occasionally unlistenable but time has been kind to them and so now is a good time for a brand new retrospective with all their hits and some fan favourite deep cuts. There's a new documentary on the band on its way too. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind

    All That You Can’t Leave Behind by U2 was originally released in 2000. It’s time for a 20th anniversary reissue of the album that contains the hits Beautiful Day and Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of which were played pretty much everywhere you went at the time from shops to dental surgeries. Also includes Elevation & Walk On. It was produced by Daniel Lanios and Brian Eno. Various versions available, depending on the size of your wallet.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Joni Mitchell - Joni Mitchell Archives – Vol 1 The Early Years (1963-1967)

    Joni Mitchell Archives – Vol 1 The Early Years (1963-1967) plots the development of Joni Mitchell as a singer and a songwriter, spread over 5 CDs. It includes early recordings, from folk standards such as House of the Rising Sun and John Hardy to her first self-penned songs such as Urge For Going and Day After Day.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Joni Mitchell - Early Joni – 1963

    Early Joni - 1963 is an album of Joni Mitchell’s earliest known recordings from a session at a radio station in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, her hometown. Joni Mitchell was just 19 at the time, so it serves as a valuable document of a nascent talent who became one of the world’s greatest songwriters. Features a new self-portrait and liner notes by radio station DJ Barry Bowman.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Joni Mitchell - Live at Canterbury House – 1967

    If you ever hear David Crosby tell a story about Joni Mitchell, he’ll always recall the time he took her to a party where she completely silenced the room with a few of her songs. Live at Canterbury House 1967 is a 3 LP, recorded before the release of her debut album in 1968, that will give you the chance to experience that feeling. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Sleaford Mods - Austerity Dogs

    Austerity Dogs is the 6th album by Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods, but it’s the one that got them noticed. Since its release in 2013, the band have gone from strength to strength, being a necessary mouthpiece and cathartic outlet for many in the these austere times. They mix a punk snarl with pepped-up hip-hop beats and socially aware lyrics to make an original, energetic, angry and often witty statement that has become essential.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Sleaford Mods - Divide And Exit

    Divide And Exit by Sleaford Mods is the follow-up to their breakthrough compilation album, Austerity Dogs. I think it’s fair to say that the Nottingham duo of Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearns, mixing beats, samples with sharp, witty lyrics and punk delivery have come up with a bit of classic. Includes the single, Tiswas.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Kutmah - A Tribute to Brother Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program

    Ras G, AKA, Gregory Shorter Jr. was a record producer and DJ.He sadly died in 2019. He co-founded the label Poo-Bah on which he put out his own records and recordings by other artists such as Kutmah. Here we have A Tribute to Brother Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program by Kutmah as he feels making beats is the best way to communicate with him now. All proceeds will go the the Shorter family.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    GÅS - Rocket

    GÅS are a mysterious new band from Sweden who slot in nicely with Rocket Recordings roster like GOAT, Hills, Flowers Must Die, Och, Centrum and Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation. Their debut 7'' single features the doom rock, heavy psych and krautrock influenced 'Epitaph' and a cover of obscure psych pop group Philamore Lincoln's ‘The North Wind Blew South’.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Nothing - The Great Dismal

    Faced with the imminent milestone of ten years together as a band, American shoegaze outfit Nothing get existential with their fourth studio album, The Great Dismal. Featuring guest contributions from (Sandy) Alex G and classical musicians Shelley Weiss and Mary Lattimore, it broadcasts a message of quiet hope from underneath the chaos of life as it stands in 2020. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Eels - Earth To Dora

    Earth To Dora is the thirteenth studio album by Eels. Mark ‘E’ Everett is the only constant member of the band and this time his motley crew of musicians were Koool G Murder, The Chet and P-Boo. The songs were written pre-pandemic, but E hopes there still comfort to be found in them. Includes the single Are We Alright Again.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Suuns - Fiction EP

    Suuns carry on looking to the future with their latest EP on Joyful Noise. This time around they looked back towards previous sounds and approaches as a form of musical recycling in order to re-imagine earlier work into a new EP. The initial sounds were live recordings which have been taken into isolated environments and turned into new sounds. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Tangerine Dream - Thief (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Thief is a 1981 crime drama starring James Caan. It was the directorial debut of Michael Mann who went on to make such classics as Heat, Manhunter and Collateral. Electronic pioneers Tangerine Dream composed and performed the score, which started a bit of trend for electronic music being used to score films. It was also the first of over twenty scores composed by the German band.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Sam Smith - Love Goes

    Despite being named after Tadcaster's second best brewery, Sam Smith has carved something of a career of belting out large-voiced anthems and challenging gender norms to the predictable fury of the Daily Mail. Love Goes is their third album written in collaboration with the likes of Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran) Shellback/MXM (Robyn etc) and Guy Lawrence (Disclosure) and promises to be a fun and thought provoking work. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Chihei Hatakeyama & Dirk Serries - Black Frost

    Four years following on from his first collaboration with Belgian ambient musician Dirk Serries titled The Storm of Silence, the ultra-prolific Chihei Hatakeyama reforms the partnership. Composed with electric guitars as well as a range of electronics, Black Frost is another evocative and beautiful listening experience. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Franck Vigroux - Ballades sur lac gelé

    Ballades Sur Lac Gelé had its genesis in Franck Vigroux’s friendship with the late Finnish electronic music maestro Mika Vainio, and is dedicated to him. The raw material for the album was created years ago, with the coronavirus pandemic providing an opportunity for Vigroux to finish it. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Rafael Toral - Aeriola Frequency

    Creating lengthy electronic soundscapes with the construction of simple feedback loops, 1998’s Aeriola Frequency saw Rafael Toral drop the guitar sounds that had informed his previous two albums. Re-mastered by the artist himself, the album now gets re-issued on vinyl, with liner notes from Toral and David Toop. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Selah Broderick - Anam

    We've had Peter Broderick, we've had Heather Woods Broderick then there was that record by their dad Steven Broderick. All that has been missing is their mum's recordings and as if by magic here they are. Selah Broderick was a yoga teacher and her gentle meditative musical evocations were used to soundtrack a CD of her teachings. Listened to with modern ears they fit very neatly into the new age recordings that are de rigueur these days. Enchanting. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Rossall - The Last Glam In Town

    If it weren't for the actions of their disgraced leader, we'd probably now be citing the Glitter Band as forbearers of a particular type of rhythmic stomp that could even (bear with me on this) have a line in to the beat-heavy neo-glam of the likes of Animal Collective. Original leader John Rossall left after their second album and only now has dared return to the fray. Incredibly here he collaborates with the likes of members of the Nightingales and the Membranes. It's good to be back. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    The Vacant Lots - Damage Control

    Damage Control by The Vacant Lots features two of the New York duo’s EPs - Exit and Berlin.Their music can be described as electro-meets-post punk. Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre produced the EPs as well as lending his musical talents to some tracks.  On Newcombe's label, 'a' Recordings. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Stephan Thelen - World Dialogue

    Stephan Thelen is a musician, composer and maths guy who plays in the Swiss minimal groove band Sonar. World Dialogue highlights Thelen’s work as a composer with pieces performed by US string quartet Kronos Quartet and Al Pari Quartet. It includes a piece called Circular Lines which was commissioned by the Kronos Quartet.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Fuzztones - Lysergic Emanations

    Lysergic Emanations is the debut album by US garage rock revival band The Fuzztones. It was originally released in 1985 and features original songs and covers of songs by The Sonics, The Haunted, Kenny and the Kasuals, The Bold and The Godz. This expanded reissue also includes 13 extra tracks that were recorded live in Germany & the Netherlands whilst touring the album.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    The Spyrals - Same Old Line

    The Spyrals are a Los Angeles band who blend the sounds of the Velvet Underground, 13th Floor Elevators and The Stooges with elements of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Muddy Waters to make an authentic racket of psychedelic garage rock, sun-baked blues and Americana. Same Old Line was recorded in drummer Dash's garage straight to tape.  

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    The Bitter Springs - (Suburban Crimes Of) Every Happiness

    The Bitter Springs are an indie band from London who have been operating under the radar and against the grain of trends since the mid ‘90s. (Suburban Crimes Of) Every Happiness was the band’s fourth album and was originally released in 2001 on Dishy. This first vinyl pressing comes via Tiny Global Productions.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Various - Electronic Evocations - A Tribute to Silver Apples

    This was the release that caused Simeon Coxe to reactivate Silver Apples. On a more personal level it was the release that first pointed this then fledgling Norman Records Description Writer (tm) towards the genius of the band. Several titans of the then fertile space-rock scene do their own interpretations of Silver Apples classics. Windy & Carl, Flowchart, Third Eye Foundation, Alphastone, Amp and others take part. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Sam Burton - I Can Go With You

    Sam Burton is the newest name to join the Tomkins Square imprint (Ryley Walker, Hiss Golden Messenger etc). As you might expect it is deeply soulful and cosmic Americana with a finger in the Neil Young pie and Burton's keening voice drenched in reverb. Sounds kinda classic even on first play. He could well become the new singer songwriter guy. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Nick Jonah Davis - When the Sun Came

    Nick Jonah Davis is a guitarist out of deepest Derbyshire. He plays in a lonesome but full bodied style on this, his fourth edition of instrumental guitar recordings. It contains sun-dappled and gentle compositions featuring Davis alone other than one track which features what is described as 'pigeon whistles'. Lovely stuff to soothe your soul. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Jason Simon - A Venerable Wreck

    I know that feeling. This is the solo recordings of Jason Simon of Dead Meadow where he steers somewhat away from his parent band's exploratory psych rock and towards a singer-songwriter territory that never settles on one particular style.  Features guest spots from his Dead Meadow pals as well as members of the Black Angels and the Warlocks

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Ayalew Mesfin - Tewedije Limut (Let Me Die Loved)

    A legend of Ethiopian music forced underground by the country’s repressive Derg regime in the Seventies, Ayalew Mesfin’s music is finally being presented to the world at large on vinyl for the first time. Tewedije Limut (Let Me Die Loved) is built primarily from Mesfin’s eye-wateringly rare 7” releases, and comes with a book telling the story of the artist’s role within Ethiopian music. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Simon Morris - Consumer Guide: Special Edition

    Consumer Guide: Special Edition is a re-print of the first book by experimental author Simon Morris which was initially published in an edition of 100 copies. It mixes a memoir type style with culture reviews and advice columns in a unique format that is here expanded and includes an introduction by his first publisher John Howard.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Richard Johnson - Grudge For Life - A Book About Ramleh

    Ramleh are known as a long running experimental group whose work over the years has incorporated power electronics, psychedelia, post-punk and electronica. Their unique vision is deservedly appreciated in Richard Johnson's book which looks back at their long history and features interviews with leader Gary Mundy as well as other movers and players that have passed through their orbit. 356 page hardback book with full discography.  

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    group A - Initiation

    Originally released in 2013 on CDR format only, Initiation was the sophomore album from Japanese industrial/dark synth/experimental outfit Group A. Over nine tracks, Tommi Tokyo and Sayaka Botanic channel the spirit of industrial and electronic music’s pioneers, and these songs are now available on vinyl for the first time. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Bambi OFS - Yakka

    Yakka is the first EP from Belgian electronic music composer Cédric Dambrain as Bambi OFS, who’s also a virtual instrument designer. Over four fascinating tracks, Dambrain explores his interest in the psychological and physiological impacts of sound with textured, volatile percussion and innovative instrumentation. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Soft Cell - Cruelty Without Beauty (2020 Extended Mixes)

    When Soft Cell released Cruelty Without Beauty in 2002 it was their first album in 18 years. Therefore, people didn’t seem to rate alongside the rest of their catalogue. It has been regarded by those in the know as an underrated classic and is seemingly particularly relevant in the world we find ourselves in now. Cruelty Without Beauty (2020 Extended Mixes) features six tracks from the original album remixed and extended.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Atmosphere - The Day Before Halloween

    The Day Before Halloween is the eleventh album by Minneapolis, Minnesota hip-hop duo Atmosphere. The duo comprise master storyteller and rapper Slug and producer Ant, who provides the perfect genre-blending backdrop for Slug’s words. The duo never stray far from what they’ve always done, though this album may mark a departure in sound.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Population II - À la Ô Terre

    Released on John Dwyer’s always exceptional Castle Face imprint, Quebec-based outfit Population II successfully capture the live energy of their acclaimed live shows on vinyl for À La Ô Terre, courtesy of Chocolat’s Manu on production. This collection will certainly appeal to fans of prime-time krautrock and early prog-rock. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Pumice - Table

    For years the immensely creative vehicle for New Zealand-based artist Stefan Neville (now consisting of Jade Farley as well) Pumice release another modern,electronically enhanced folk gem. Table offsets Neville’s drones and organ sounds against his partner’s violin lines, and the results are captivating. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Lamps - People With Faces

    The long-awaited return of Lamps, eight years on from their last album Under The Water, Under The Ground, is finally upon us. Produced by the legendary Ty Segall, the trio are as abrasive as ever before on People With Faces but there’s a newfound depth to their delivery, courtesy of Denée Segall’s vocal contributions. 

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Howlin Rain - Under The Wheels Vol. 2

    Howlin’ Rain are all about the long jams and improv-rock. Very much a band to see live to experience the full power of their rock ‘n’ roll majesty. Under The Wheels Vol. 2 is the second album of a series highlighting the band as a live act. The tracks here were recorded on their North American coastal tours in 2018 and 2019 as they took  The Alligator Bride album on the road.

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  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic Oneohtrix Point Never

    Off the back of his exhilarating soundtrack work for the Safdie brothers’ acclaimed film Uncut Gems at the end of last year, Daniel Lopatin announces another regular studio album as Oneohtrix Point Never. Magic Oneohtrix Point Never, inspired by late-night soft-rock radio programming, is a highly personal and introspective listening experience. 

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Friday 30th October 2020

    Stephan Mathieu & Ekkehard Ehlers - Heroin

    This is the first vinyl release of Heroin by Ekkehard Ehlers and Stephan Mathieu that features all 13 tracks from the original CD release in 2001. It was recorded in the week between Christmas and new year in 2000/01. This reissue is testament to the fact that this beautifully warm electronic album is a timeless work.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Tuesday 3rd November 2020

    Joe Hisaishi - Spirited Away (Image Album)

    Classic Studio Ghibli animation Spirited Away was originally released in 2001 and was directed by Hayao Miyazaki, who seems to be responsible for the famed animation studio’s best films. The image album was conceived by Joe Hisaishi using the director's notes. It features the vocal talents of U-MI, Sizzle Ohtaka, Tsunehiko Kamijo, Mosieur Kamayatsu and RIKKI. Japanese import LP with OBI strip.

    Due in: only 39 days to go
  • Tuesday 3rd November 2020

    Joe Hisaishi - Spirited Away (Soundtrack)

    Arguably the most famous Studio Ghibli movie of all, 2001’s Spirited Away is regarded as a masterpiece in every aspect. No less striking is its soundtrack, composed by the studio’s regular collaborator Joe Hisaishi and performed by the New Japan Philharmonic. It’s presented here over three sides of vinyl (side D is blank) and packaged in a gatefold sleeve with an OBI strip. 

    Due in: only 39 days to go
  • Tuesday 3rd November 2020

    Joe Hisaishi - Howl’s Moving Castle (Image Symphonic Suite)

    Much like concept art, image albums, or in this case an 'Image Symphonic Suite', help provide some extra colour to a production. This one is for Studio Ghibli's 'Howl's Moving Castle', one of their strangest and most endearing works, whose cast features a scarecrow and a very nice dog. As you might expect Joe Hisaishi is on soundtrack duties, his compositions as key to the film's magical mood as any other component. 

    Due in: only 39 days to go
  • Tuesday 3rd November 2020

    Joe Hisaishi - Howl’s Moving Castle (Soundtrack)

    The soundtrack to Studio Ghibli's wonderful adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones's 'Howl's Moving Castle'. Who else but Joe Hisaishi could capture the magic and the whimsy of an actual moving castle? Of course, as with most of their films, there's more to it than that, director Hayao Miyazaki has said this film was partly influenced by his opposition to the 2003 Iraq war.  

    Due in: only 39 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Various - From Brussels With Love

    To mark the 40th anniversary of this iconic compilation of avant-garde and new wave music, Les Disques du Crepuscule re-issues From Brussels With Love on double-vinyl, cassette and 2xCD box set. The original 21-track running order is replicated from the 1980 original, with tracks from A Certain Ratio, Gavin Bryars, Thomas Dolby et al, while the CD box set includes tracks that weren’t originally included for space reasons, as well as a 60 page book including rare images, posters and sleeve designs. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Tiña - Positive Mental Health Music

    Another fantastic discovery from Dan Carey’s Speedy Wunderground, Tiña’s debut album Positive Mental Health Music has the auspicious honour of being the first ever long-player to be released on the label. Spearheaded by the fine singles ‘I Feel Fine’ and ‘Dip’ and boasting lead singer Josh Loftin’s cathartic songwriting, the South London outfit’s debut is meticulous and inventive. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Planningtorock - Planningtochanel

    A collaboration between songwriter and producer Jam Rostron - a.k.a. Planningtorock - and Chanel music director Michel Gaubert, PlanningtoChanel is a fascinating project released on double vinyl. Inspired by French cinema of the Seventies and Eighties, the songs here soundtracked the fashion house’s Autumn/Winter 2020 show earlier this year. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Mort Garson - Music From Patch Cord Productions

    Since his passing back in 2008, Canadian composer Mort Garson’s reputation as a pioneer of electronic music has consistently increased. Music From Patch Cord Productions is a new compilation on Sacred Bones showcases some of his jingles and commercial soundtrack work from the Seventies. These pieces are absolutely out there, yet curiously catchy and rooted in the real world. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Mort Garson - Mother Earth's Plantasia

    Mort Garson was a pioneer of electronic music in the 1960s and an early user of Robert Moog's synthesizer. 'Plantasia' released in 1976 added warmth to the previously darker and colder melodies of earlier electronic releases. By turn playful, surreal or sinister, this is a diverse collection of sounds from a true innovator.

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Mort Garson - Didn't You Hear?

    One of the most highly prized works from Canadian composer and electronic music pioneer Mort Garson, Didn’t You Hear? was the soundtrack to the film of the same name directed by experimental filmmaker Skip Sherwood in 1970. One of the first-ever all-electronic scores for a film, it was available to buy only in the lobby after screenings in Seattle at the time and was deleted soon afterwards. Sacred Bones now re-issues it on vinyl, resurrected from the master tapes. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Lucifer (Mort Garson) - Black Mass

    Reissue of Mort Garson's cult 1971 occult synth fantasy 'Black Mass'. Blackened timbres meet trippy modulations from the dark side of the Moog. Reissued on 

    Recommended for fans of BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Ghostbox, Stelvio Cipriani, Death Waltz, John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi, Goblin, early Italian library music/ horror synth soundtracks etc.

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Ataraxia - The Unexplained

    The Unexplained was the only release from the late electronic music pioneer Mort Garson under his Ataraxia pseudonym. Bearing the subtitle ‘Electronic Musical Impressions of the Occult’, it attempted to serve as an audio guide to the paranormal. It’s now been remastered and gets its first re-issue since its 1975 release. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Steve Arrington - Down to the Lowest Terms

    An American funk legend, sampled by dozens of first-wave hip-hop luminaries and former lead singer of Slave, Steve Arrington breaks off a seven-year hiatus to release new music. Down To The Lowest Terms includes production work from Mndsgn, Knxwledge and Jerry Paper and sees him dabble in soul, jazz and R&B.

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Seatbelts - Cowboy Bebop (Original Series Soundtrack)

    Airing for two series between 1997 and 1998, Japanese anime series Cowboy Bebop gained a cult fanbase in international markets, acclaimed for its story, animation and soundtrack among many other aspects. That score, by composer Yoko Kanno’s specially formed jazz and blues band Seatbelts, now gets re-issued on vinyl. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    JW Francis - We Share A Similar Joy

    Whilst trying to be a singer / songwriter, JW Francis was employed as a New York City tour guide. He also owns his own Murder Mystery Business. You wouldn’t guess any of this from his music though - he makes music that fuses Jonathan Richman and The Velvet Underground’s sound into dreamy lo-fi pop nuggets,. We Share A Similar Joy is his first album for Sunday Best.

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    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. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    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. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Tunng - Tunng presents... DEAD CLUB

    Indie folk band Tunng have created an experience built around the subjects of death, grief and loss. The project, which includes an album, a podcast series, poetry and short stories. It was inspired by the novel Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter. The book got passed around the band and fired many discussions from how to deal with such things and how big the subject is. Founding member Mike Lindsay says they wanted to make an uplifting album, despite the weighty and dark subject. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Olafur Arnalds - some kind of peace

    Ólafur Arnalds is proud of Some Kind of Peace, specifically the way the album tells his life story in an honest way. From his early years in a metal band in Germany to his ability to meld classical and electronic music - it shows his growth as a person and an artist. Features collaborations with Bonobo, Josin, and JFDR.

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Pylon - Gyrate

    Pylon came from Athens, Georgia and made a brief but big noise, influentially speaking, in the city’s art rock and post punk scenes. They influenced fellow Athenians R.E.M. as well as more recent bands such as Deerhunter. Gyrate was their debut album, originally released in 1980. Remastered and reissued on New West. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Pylon - Chomp

    Pylon were a post-rock / art rock band from Athens, Georgia who, in their brief four year career in the late ‘70s and early eighties created a body of work that influenced the likes of R.E.M., Gang of Four and Sonic Youth among others. Chomp was their second album, originally released in 1983 and is regarded as an essential record in certain quarters.

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Heather Trost - Petrichor

    ‘Petrichor’ is the third LP from Heather Trost. Trost makes psychedelic pop and seems to have found the perfect balance between accessibility and experimentalism here. ‘Petrichor was Petrichorded over a twelve-month period at her home-studio with husband Jeremy Barnes, who also happens to be the drummer and keyboardist from Neutral Milk Hotel. On Third Man.

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Ocean Moon - Crystal Harmonics

    Ocean Moon is the latest moniker of John Tye. A man of many pseudonyms - you may remember the 'IO' album he recorded under the name MLO - Tye is perhaps best-known for being one half of Seahawks. Ocean Moon's 'Crystal Harmonics' LP finds Tye delivering the kind of lush synthetic ambiences that we need right now. On Be With Records.

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Wilco - summerteeth (Deluxe Edition)

    'summerteeth', the third LP by Americana big-shots Wilco, was originally released in 1999 and is now widely regarded as one of the jewels in the crown of Jeff Tweedy & the gang. Here we have it available as an expanded five-LP set or four-CD set, and both formats include demos, outtakes and rarities - a veritable feast for Wilcians (Little Wilcers? The Wilc Hive?) everywhere! The LP version of 'summerteeth' also showcases a Tower Records in-store performance whilst the CD version contains a previously-unreleased live performance that was recorded in Colorado in 1999.

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Dorcha - Honey Badger

    Dorcha's Honey Badger is an unusual confection of noise pop and psychedelia and prog and disco party. Lots of old school synths and there's a link somewhere to BEAK. This is a 5D world which is two extra D's than we are normally used to. I listened to the concoction and it sure is a disconcerting swirl of sound. Get on it I reckon. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Mikael Tariverdiev - Visions in Black & White

    Mikael Tariverdiev was a Russian film score composer known for his brilliant improvisations. Visions in Black & White is a compilation of his jazz work and improvised themes originally composed for ‘60s and ‘70 movies. This album serves as an introduction to one of the lesser known greats.

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Ye Gods - Demah

    Ye Gods are the latest signing to the influential L.I.E.S imprint. It's actually the work of just one person Antoni Maiovvi who makes harsh and pulverising electronica with an industrial bent. His growly vocals recall earlier protagonists such as DAF and Einstürzende Neubauten on tracks intended to paint a picture of an increasingly grim world. Intense but rather excellent. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Mike Cooper - Playing With Water

    Playing With Water, Mike Cooper’s latest slice of ambient exotica was inspired by Playing With Water: Passion And Solitude On A Philippine Island, a novel by James Hamilton-Paterson. He says the book describes his album exactly. He has created his soundscapes by using Hawaiian Slack Key and Lap Steel guitar and manipulating the sounds. His 2001 album Globe Notes was been inspired by another of Hamilton Paterson’s other books.

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    David Bowie - Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold The World)

    50 years ago, The Man Who Sold The World by David Bowie was released in the USA. To celebrate Parlophone are reissuing the album under its original title, Metrobolist. It was the first album by David Bowie to feature guitarist Mick Ronson. It has been remixed by its original producer Tony Visconti, although he left the track ‘After All’ alone as it couldn’t be improved upon. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    The Black Dog - Fragments

    After 25 plus years in the electronica game, the Black Dog have always been adept at new ways of working. On Fragments the collective released a track per month to their fanbase with initially no plan of how it would come together as a complete work. They later revisited the tracks, changed them as bit and Fragments the album was complete. It continues a more stripped back sound with that distinctive old school sound that made their earlier records on Warp such classics. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Insides - Soft Bonds

    Let's hope that when everything dies down 2020 will not be remembered for a worldwide pandemic but for the return of Insides. Fat chance but we have to take any glimmer of positivity we can. The duo have returned after 20 years during which time the legend around their magnificent album Euphoria has grown. It blended electronica, the Durutti Column-like guitars and ethereal vocals that recalled Bjork and early tasters suggests Soft Bonds will be just as impressive. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Hey Colossus - Dances / Curses

    London psych / noise rock band Hey Colossus are back with their thirteenth album, Dances / Curses. The current line-up is spread between Somerset and Sheffield but they clicked so well, what’s travelling a few hundred miles for a rehearsal between friends? Mark Lanegan, a long time fan of the band, makes a guest appearance.

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    The Jacques - The Four Five Three

    The Jacques are an indie four-piece based in London. They were formed by brothers Finn and Elliot O’Brien in 2014. They released an EP on the label owned by Libertines drummer Gary Powell before tragedy struck and their bassist, Will J Hicks, along with a close friend of Finn’s sadly died. This understandably derailed the band somewhat. They have thrown all their experiences of tragedy and loss, whilst celebrating the lives of loved ones, into their debut album, The Four Five Three.

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Seamus Fogarty - A Bag Of Eyes

    Seamus Fogarty’s third studio album, A Bag Of Eyes, will come as something of a shock to fans accustomed to his previous work. Veering sharply away from the guitar, this collection relies heavily on electronics, with synths and drum machines being the order of the day, conjuring up a much darker variant of Fogarty’s celebrated storytelling. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Ethan P. Flynn - B-Sides & Rarities - Vol. 1

    B-Sides & Rarities - Vol. 1 serves as both an expanded edition of Ethan P. Flynn’s Bandcamp-released debut compilation and a handy career summary to date. Having recently worked with prestigious names such as FKA twigs and David Byrne, it’s a great time to reflect on Flynn’s output, and includes four unreleased tracks. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Kamixlo - Cicatriz

    Cicatriz (scar en Espanol) is the debut album by British / Chilean musician Kamixlo. He’s been making waves with his bass-heavy dance tracks over a few EPs, but now expresses himself in the album format, influenced by all sorts from Japanese wrestling to Limp Bizkit. Features guest spots from Felix Lee and Swedish producer Woesum.

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Mermaid Chunky - Vest

    Post punk performance art duo Mermaid Chunky make their music from Casio keyboards, drum machines, sax and pretty much anything they can get an acceptable sound from that they may find around the house. Whilst this all may seem very DIY, they are trained in classical and jazz music. Vest was produced by Capitol K. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Sotto Voce - Klee

    Sotto Voce are a duo out of Scotland who make minimalist work which considers the relationship between the natural world and modern day technology. This EP used modular synths to created haunted dub textures and gloomy ambience which reflects the natural environment in the west coast of Scotland where it was composed. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Adulkt Life - Book Of Curses

    Adulkt Life feature Chris Rowley of ‘90s Brighton-based riot grrl band Huggy Bear, John Arthur Webb and Kevin Hendrick from London noise rockers Male Bonding and drummer Sonny Barrett. Book of Curses is their debut album. They make a beautiful noise, not dissimilar to Sonic Youth in places. On What’s Your Rupture?

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    PUP - This Place Sucks Ass

    This Place Sucks Ass is an EP by Candian band PUP, which stands for Pathetic Use of Potential. There were a bunch of songs that didn’t fit on their last album, Morbid Stuff, due to being too deranged and frenzied. It turns out these six tracks work well as a stand alone EP, so here it is. On Rise Records.

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Ben Chatwin - The Hum

    English experimental musician Ben Chatwin - who’s also released music under the name Talvihorros - releases The Hum, inspired by the background and ambient frequencies of the inanimate world around us. Extracting these barely detectable frequencies, amplifying and stacking them, he’s created an immersive sound-world reminiscent of the best cinematic soundtracks. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 6th November 2020

    Baby Queen - Medicine

    Baby Queen announces that Medicine is a result of body dysmorphia she had suffered from following on from unrealistic body images she saw whilst growing up. So it's nice to see her doing her bit for other young people with that album cover pic. Proof it proof be need be that a lot of musicians of her ilk seem to regularly spout the most unbelievable pile of bollocks. Good job then that Medicine is a bit of a banger that sounds a bit like Lana Del Ray's Video Games. We'll forgive her this time. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse

    This is the very first album released by true Norwegian black metallers Emperor. As one of the founding fathers of the symphonic wing of the genre, Emperor have a highly dramatic sound, balancing melodic dark synth melodies with ferocious howling forward movement. In The Nightside Eclipse is reissued on CD and transparent blue vinyl by the Spinefarm and Candlelight labels.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk

    Candlelight return to the true cult, and have revisited Emperor’s back catalogue. Remastering and reworking cover art, all with the strict guidance of the band. Emperor pretty much defined Norwegian symphonic black metal. Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk was their second full length album ad featured a piece written by Mayhem’s Euronymous.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Emperor - Emperor

    Extreme metal stalwarts Candlelight have revisited Emperor’s back catalogue. Norway’s greatest symphonic black metal band were genre defining, and to have their debut EP on transparent red vinyl is real treat. All remastered, with the careful eye of the band, they’re back to rightfully reclaim the throne.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Vegyn - Only Diamonds Cut Diamonds

    Vegyn is dance producer Joe Thornally, who, at the age of 23 has worked on the albums Endless and Blonde by Frank Ocean and also worked with Travis Scott. Only Diamonds Cut Diamonds is his first outing as an artist in his own right. Fun and anxious at the same time, Vegyn is destined for big things. Features guest spots from JPEGMAFIA, Retro X & Jeshi.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Daniel Avery - Love + Light

    With his last studio album Song For Alpha coming out only two years ago and with recent collaborations with Alessandro Cortini and Roman Flügel (as Noun) relatively fresh in our mind, another full-on solo record from Daniel Avery comes as a bit of a surprise right now. Love + Light, however, is a coherent and moving musical statement of positivity. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Katy J Pearson - Return

    Forged in the face of record label pressure regarding a shelved collaboration project with her brother, Katy J Pearson comes back to music with a set of songs honed on the road in the UK and Europe. Produced with Ali Chant, Return straddles the worlds of infectious, accessible pop and dusty, lo-fi Americana. 

    *Preorders of the LP come with an indies exclusive bonus CD of acoustic field recordings, recorded in countryside locations and captured on a vintage Nagra tape recorder in the summer of 2020*

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey - Dance Hall At Louse Point

    An album that tends to be unfairly disregarded as a mere side-project, Dance Hall At Louse Point by PJ Harvey and fellow musician John Parish was released in 1996. With Harvey writing the lyrics and Parish taking care of the music, it was a low-key but absorbing affair upon multiple listens, and now gets a much-deserved re-issue on vinyl. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    TV Priest - Uppers

    Yet another promising punk band to have emerged from these isles in the last few years, London-based quartet TV Priest unleash their debut studio album. Off the back of two 6Music-championed singles in 2020 alone - ‘Runner Up’ and ‘House of York’ - Uppers is a ferocious, politically conscious headlong charge drawing down on industrial influences as well as classical punk ones. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    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. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Emperor - IX Equilibrium

    'IX Equilibrium' is the third album of true Norwegian black-metallers Emperor, reissued at last. Given that this lot are some of the founding fathers of the symphonic wing of the genre, it will come as no surprise to you to hear that Emperor have a highly dramatic sound. Mind you, 'IX Equilibrium' focuses a bit more on direct fierceness than previous Emperor records. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Emperor - Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise

    Marking the start of a journey into more progressive territory, Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise was the fourth studio album from Norwegian black metal band Emperor. Nominated for a Norwegian Grammy Award in 2001 upon release, it now gets a re-issue, having undergone a half-speed remastering at Abbey Road. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Tomberlin - Projections

    Following the acclaim that greeted her debut studio album At Weddings two years ago, American singer-songwriter Sarah Beth Tomberlin delivers a five-track EP. Produced by (Sandy) Alex G, Projections contains a sparkling cover of Casiotone For The Painfully Alone’s ‘Natural Light’ and arrives on a limited edition picture disc vinyl. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Liam Bailey - Ekundayo

    A long time in the offing, Ekundayo is the debut album on Big Crown for London-based singer Liam Bailey. Its title meaning “sorrow becomes joy” in the West African Yoruba dialect, the album is a mix of classic reggae and thoroughly modern R&B, and recorded with long-term mentor Leon Michels. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Camila Fuchs - Kids Talk Sun

    Camilla Fuchs make avant-garde-leaning experimental electronic pop with ghostly vocals. They are a duo consisting of Camila de Laborde from Mexico and Daniel Hermann-Collini from Munich. They met in London and are now based in Lisbon. Kids Talk Sun was produced by Pete Kember AKA Sonic Boom. On Felte.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Lambert - False

    Berlin-based musician and composer Lambert pulls a wide range of ostensibly unblendable genres into the mix on False. Breakbeats, emotive pedal steel-led Americana, industrial sounds, free jazz and autotuned pop vocals are all bound together by the serious musical chops of Lambert’s trio. On Mercury KX.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Trees - Trees (50th Anniversary Edition)

    Some classic psych-folk here that has existed largely under the radar since the late ‘60s. Trees released two albums in their lifetime - The Garden of Jane Delanwey in 1969 and On The Shore in 1971. They are being reissued as one box set, Trees (50th Anniversary Edition), and include two discs of BBC sessions, outtakes and alternate mixes. Includes book with new liner notes by founding member David Costa and folk-loving comedian Stewart Lee. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    William Basinski - Lamentations

    With Lamentations, William Basinski has created a work of great depth and beauty. He leaves his usual subjects of death and decay behind here, but not unlike his 2002 classic Disintegration Loops, there’s an arc of grief over the album. The songs are shaped from tape loops of Basinski’s own archival material dating back to 1979.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    The Bats - Foothills

    The Bats are a New Zealand band fronted by songwriter Robert Scott. They are one of the bands, along with The Clean, The Chills and The Verlaines who form the Dunedin Sound scene.  Foothills is their tenth album. The band have been making music for 38 years mixing plaintive folk, indie pop and psychedelic rock. On Flying Nun.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness

    The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness is literally a number 1, best-selling album, and you are bound to know half the tracks (which feature the likes of Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey as guests) from near continuous radio play. It wasn’t originally released on vinyl though, making this heavyweight double LP release the crowning triumph of a strong year for The Weeknd.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Faten Kanaan - A Mythology of Circles

    Brooklyn based producer Faten Kanaan has now signed to Fire and this is the first fruits of the collaboration. It is full of the same circular patterns and mystic sounds that have enveloped previous work....all musics played in real time and not looped nor sampled. If you've not heard her previous work on Polytechnic Youth and More Than Human then you need to get on board with this pronto. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Star Searchers - Avatar Blue 2

    Avatar Blue by Star Searchers AKA Spencer Clark started life as the soundtrack to the yet-to-be-made / non-existent film Avatar 2. It ended up not being that, but he still created a new world with Avatar Blue. It was released as a double CD in 2019 and now selections from the double CD set are being released on vinyl as Avatar Blue 2. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    KARKARA - Nowhere Land

    KARKARA play a format that blends garage rock with German krautrock and middle eastern psychedelic rock. Already it's looking pretty unusual but consider that the band's line up consists of guitar, bass, drums and....didgeridoo then you'll know that the band are onto something somewhat different from the norm. The result is uniquely hypnotic music with and firm sense of history and folklore. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Jesu - Terminus

    Jesu is another moniker Justin K Broadrick of extreme metallers Godflesh uses to make music. He is also known for making heavy techno under the name JK Flesh. As Jesu, he makes music that is misty, glacially paced and incredibly loud. Terminus is his first album in seven years and it seems he’s brought elements of the entire Jesu oeuvre, shoegaze, electronica and dream pop, into play along with whatever those heavy, heavy sounds are.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Joshua Grant - Transparent

    18 year-old Joshua Grant scored a Scottish number one with his first song, Edinburgh. The success led him to get a support slot with Tom Walker and an appearance on Scottish TV, for which he flew back, mid-tour from New York to do. Transparent is his new EP which features additional recording help from Boo Hewerdine and producer Mark Freegard as well as guitar and bass from U2 auxiliary player Mark Ellis and drums from Chris Pepper.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - The Ripper At The Heaven's Gates Of Dark

    The Ripper At The Heaven's Gates Of Dark by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. was originally released in 2011 and is regarded as the best album by the line up of Makota - Atushi - Koji - Hiroshi. It has been reissued at the request of Kawabata Makoto. Opening with some storming blues rock a la Led Zeppelin, they change gear to more of a laid back propulsive rhythm for the rest of the album. A classic in their cannon, no doubt.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Molchat Doma - Monument

    Written and recorded under lockdown in Minsk, underground icons-turned-viral sensations Molchat Doma announce their third studio album, titled Monument. It’s a dazzling expansion on all of the elements that have earned them their cult following - Egor Shkutko’s imposing vocals and weighty lyrics are classic post-punk, and Roman Komogortsev and Pavel Kozlov’s musical beds are more detailed than ever. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    SWANS - Children of God

    One of the finest albums from the early iteration of Michael Gira’s Swans, 1987’s Children of God gets a re-mastered re-issue. Making increased use of the recent addition of Jarboe as a counterpoint to Gira’s blood-and-thunder storytelling, it comes with a bonus live album Feel Good Now

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Lambchop - TRIP

    TRIP is an album of covers by Lambchop. Kurt Wagner invited musicians to his studio in late 2019 to record songs rather than going on tour - a move which ultimately worked better than he could have imagined. It features versions of songs such as Wilco’s Reservations and Stevie Wonder’s Golden Lady. On City Slang.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Domenique Dumont - People On Sunday

    People on Sunday is the third LP by Domenique Dumont and is a belated soundtrack to the 1930 silent film of the same title. The film explores life in Berlin prior to dictatorship and Dumont has chosen to work with the film seeing parallels to life now as the world becomes taken over by dictators. The album is a wistful blend of charming electronics, a soothing soundtrack to a world gone mad. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Hachiku - I'll Probably Be Asleep

    My answer to any request for my availability or whereabouts is the title of the debut album from Australian dream poppers Hachiku. Though the music contained is a blend of slo-mo jams, breathy scenarios and lo-fi balladry there is an anger behind the beauty as bandleader explores the darkness in the world and the frustrations enveloping the life of the twenty something in 2020. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    The Bongolian - Harlem Hipshake

    The Bongolian is the alter ego of Big Boss Man frontman Nasser Bouzida and this is his sixth album inspired by the Latin Soul scene of 1960s New York. He is a drummer and percussionist by trade (hence the moniker) but here he plays all manner of instruments on an album that whilst percussion heavy, utilises a brass section which includes Terry Edwards (Gallon Drunk etc etc). 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Plain White T's - All That We Needed

    Chicago's Plain White Ts have been at it since 1997 but their breakthrough came with 2005's All That We Needed which spawned the hit Hey There Delilah. This is a 15 year anniversary of the record for people like me who have yet to even come across them despite the fact that they've had Grammy nominations and all sorts. For the uninitiated they play a quite likeable form of pop punk.  

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Ryuichi Sakamoto - Hidari Ude No Yume

    Hidari Ude No Yume is the third solo album by Japanese composer, producer, singer and songwriter Ryuichi Sakamoto. The album’s title translates to Left Handed Dream. It was originally released in 1981. This is the first time the original version album has been released outside Japan as the version released worldwide by Epic Records contained several different tracks. Remastered from original tapes. On WEWANTSOUNDS.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Stats - Powys 1999

    Powys 1999 is the second album by electro pop band Stats. It follows their debut Other People’s Lives which earned them a high-profile support slot with Dua Lipa. This album mixes nostalgia and looking forward with memories and experiences of the Welsh town where main man Ed Seed grew up. Musically there’s some electro-funk, some dancefloor bangers and a touch of Sparks’ influence. Singer / Songwriter Emmy The Great makes a guest appearance.  

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Brian Eno - Film Music 1976 - 2020

    Brian Eno needs no introduction in these parts. Film Music 1976 - 2020 gathers together the best bits of Eno’s film and TV scores from the past 44 years. It includes pieces he’s written for films by the likes of David Lynch, Danny Boyle, Peter Jackson, Michelangelo Antonioni, Derek Jarman and Michael Mann along with his BAFTA winning score to Top Boy.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Four Tet - There Is Love In You (Expanded Edition)

    Marking the tenth anniversary of its release, Kieran Hebden is re-issuing his 2010 Four Tet album There Is Love In You in a triple-vinyl package, containing a disc of remixes from the likes of Caribou, Floating Points and Jon Hopkins. Hugely acclaimed when it first came out, There Is Love In You represented a triumphant return for Hebden after a five-year period of EP and 12” stand-alone releases. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Heathered Pearls - Cast

    Jakub Alexander is a Polish-born, New York-based multidisciplinary artist who has been making music under the Heathered Pearls name since 2012. Cast is his third long player. It’s an album of moody loops and spoken word - which is a new aspect of his work this time out. Features a number of guest musicians who form the cast - one of the inspirations for the album title. On Ghostly.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Sam Smith - Love Goes

    Despite being named after Tadcaster's second best brewery, Sam Smith has carved something of a career of belting out large-voiced anthems and challenging gender norms to the predictable fury of the Daily Mail. Love Goes is their third album written in collaboration with the likes of Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran) Shellback/MXM (Robyn etc) and Guy Lawrence (Disclosure) and promises to be a fun and thought provoking work. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Marika Hackman - Covers

    What the hell was Marika Hackman going to do with all the Covid-induced downtime she had on her hands? Well she decided to do a covers album. Taking a predictable batch of boring songs by the likes of Grimes, Radiohead and Air she has made them her own with these stark and personal interpretations. Recorded at home but mixed elsewhere by Detective David Wrench. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Heartbreak

    The men behind these two electronic titans have both settled in LA in recent years (it's alright for some eh?) and whilst coping with life out there got together to collaborate on some tracks. The first result is a stripped back disco track Heartbreak which is inspired by the New York disco scene of the turn of the '80s. This is also the first release on Bonobo's new OUTLIER label in collaboration with Ninja Tune. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Gwenifer Raymond - Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain

    Welsh guitarist Gwenifer Raymond’s second album, Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain, has adopted more of the artist’s 'Welshness', while her first first album was reminiscent of John Fahey’s American Primitive guitar style, she is calling this one Welsh Primitive Guitar. It was all recorded under lockdown in her flat in Brighton - but she says this did not inform the songs, merely the conditions in which she recorded it.

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Friday 13th November 2020

    Legowelt - System Shapeshift EP

    The iconic Danny Wolfers presents a new five-track Legowelt EP on 12” vinyl. System Shapeshift is released on the newly re-activated Lapsus sub-imprint C.E.E., and sees Wolfers return to more traditionally club-orientated sounds, with half an hour of hard-edged techno and house and shape-shifting electro. 

    Due in: only 49 days to go
  • Monday 16th November 2020

    Chez Damier & Ron Trent, M.D. - Hip To Be Disillusioned Vol. 1

    A re-issue of Hip To Be Disillusioned Vol. 1 by American dance music veterans Chez Damier and Ron Trent. Originally released in 1994 and now made available again on 12” vinyl, it’s the start of a new re-issue campaign from DBH Music marking their recent partnership with Prescription Records. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Isobel Campbell - Amorino

    Amorino was the third solo album by former Belle & Sebastian chanteuse Isobel Campbell. Like her previous work it is inspired by fluffy things, teddy bears and kittens  - that sort of thing. But also she has a soft spot for French New Wave and European cinema. You know the drill by now. She made this with Bill Wells and it now comes back as a re-issue on Cooking Vinyl. 

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Isobel Campbell - Milkwhite Sheets

    Milkwhite Sheets is the fourth solo album by former Belle & Sebastian singer and cellist Isobel Campbell. It swaps here previous fluffy pop for a more folk inspired sound which takes influence from the likes of Anne Briggs and Shirley Collins. It features a mix of traditional songs, covers and a few Campbell originals. Now re-issued on Cooking Vinyl. 

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Coldplay - Parachutes

    The beginning times of what would become an enormous unstoppable rock behemoth. It's got all the good early hits on it like 'Trouble' and 'Yellow' and the deliciously spectral 'Don't Panic'. These soft rockers could certainly pen a haunting tune back then before it all got a bit stadium. Perfect for a late night weep into your cellphone.  

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Cabaret Voltaire - Shadow Of Fear

    Shadow of Fear is the first album by Cabaret Voltaire since 1994’s The Conversation - that’s a whopping 26 years ago. Sheffield’s pioneering industrial electronic band are now the sole enterprise of Richard H. Kirk with Stephen Mallinder having left after their last album. The album is unmistakably Cabaret Voltaire with it’s mix of house, dub, techno and German electronic music of the 1970s weaving through the grooves. On Mute.

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Landshapes - Contact

    The long wait for the third album from neo-psychedelic rock outfit Landshapes is finally over. Coming together slowly following the exhaustive touring behind 2015’s Heyoon, the new album’s themes reflect its title, Contact, and the troubled times into which it’s being released. Advancing their fluid, shape-shifting mix of alternative rock, psychedelia and math rock even further, it’s another beautiful record from the band. 

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Josephine Foster - No Harm Done

    Josephine Foster returns with her distinctive blend of country folk and blues on No Harm Done. It was recorded in Nashville with fingerstyle guitarist Matthew Schneider. Foster’s bewildering voice, piano and organ playing is complemented perfectly by Schneider’s guitars - from 12-string acoustic to pedal steel. It is all beautiful framed by producer Andrija Tokic.

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Nick Cave - Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace

    There he is. A man alone at the piano. Sir Nick Cave. Just like every other musician, Sir Nick couldn't tour during the Covid mess. But unlike every other musician, Cave donned his blackest suit and streamed himself playing without an audience in a big, empty room at Alexandra Palace. The results were, of course, breathtaking - Cave gave a sombre performance which straddled output from his entire career. And now you can own it, under the name of 'Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace', on double-LP or double-CD.

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Nahawa Doumbia - Kanawa

    Recorded in the Malian capital of Bamako with a dazzling backing band combining traditional and modern instruments, veteran singer Nahawa Doumbia’s latest studio album Kanawa accurately captures the West African nation’s sense of current urgency regarding migration, economics and civil strife. 

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    AK/DK - Shared Particles

    If thumping, new wave, club-oriented music if your bag then look no further than AK/DK's third record 'Shared Particles'. Describing themselves as a 'chunkier Devo', this album looks to be full of arpeggiated synths and pumelling acoustic drums. Titular lead single 'Shared Particles' is a proper banger, too... Out on Little Miss Echo Recordings. 

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Badge Époque Ensemble - Self Help

    'Self Help' is the second album from Canadian collective Badge Époque Ensemble. If the single 'Sing A Silent Gospel' (featuring Meg Remy from U.S. Girls) is anything to go by, the album will be an intricately arranged, lightly woven exploration of jazz with nods to funk and lounge music. Steely Dan are, apparently, also an influence... It's an enticing prospect for sure. Out on Telephone Explosion. 

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Tourists - Another State

    Exciting Torquay-based quintet Tourists announce their hotly-anticipated debut studio album, released on Modern Sky. Produced by Daniel Schlett (who’s worked with DIIV and The War On Drugs in the past), Another State is a collection of dark, menacing soundscapes embracing kosmiche, post-punk and shoegaze. 

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Public Memory - Ripped Apparition

    Public Memory explore the dark places of abstract lo-fi electronica mixing up the digital and the organic and topping off their synthesized sounds with emotive vocals. Their new album is a narcotic and claustrophobic affair that takes the noises from the past forces new ideas and melodies from them. Sometimes they let a bit of light in but this is an intense and gritty affair. 

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Ian Boddy - Axiom

    Ian Boddy is a veteran experimental electronic musician and founder of the DiN record label. His new album, Axiom, features many of the musical influences from his forty years in the business such as the Berlin School / Tangerine Dream, sub-bass, orchestral strings and synthwave. LP is limited to 250 copies, CD is limited to 500 copies. On DiN.

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Kacey Johansing - No Better Time

    No Better Time by singer / songwriter Kacey Johansing is an album about being able to love again after past trauma. It was produced by Vetiver / Fruit Bats producer Tim Ramsey, Mixed by Elliott Smith producer Rob Schnapf and features a host of musicians who have worked with the likes of Feist, Julian Cassablancas and Devandra Banhart.

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Kelley Stoltz - Ah!(etc)

    Kelley Stoltz last LP, Hard Numbers, saw him stepping away from his retro sound and giving pub rock a go. Now he’s back with Ah! (etc) an album that is once again full of guitar-based songs that could have come from another time. Features Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant, Ex-Dance Hall Crashers' vocalist Karina Denike and Allyson Baker of fellow San Francisco band Dirty Ghosts.

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Jennifer Castle - Monarch Season

    Jennifer Castle's sixth full length album wasn't recorded in the back bedroom of a council house in Basingstoke but in her coastal kitchen looking out onto the waters of Lake Eerie. It helped her see the moon as it reflected onto the water and inspired nine very personal songs. She recorded very quickly using  guitar, piano and harmonica on an album which celebrates the natural world and the beauty of simplicity.  

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Kodaline - One Day At A Time

    Irish band Kodaline initially released their fourth album One Day At A Time digitally. It has been streamed over 160 million times over various platforms, which is a lot. It is now being issued as deluxe CD and Vinyl editions. The album has produced four singles - 'Wherever You Are', 'Sometimes', 'Saving Grace’ and 'Say Something' along with ‘Everyone Changes’, their collaboration with English singer / songwriter Gabrielle Aplin.

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    The Specials - More Specials (40th Anniversary Edition)

    More Specials is the second album by Coventry ska legends The Specials. It was originally released in 1980. The 40th anniversary version of the album has been half-speed mastered at Abbey Road and is split across two 45rpm LPs for optimum sound quality. Includes the singles Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think), Do Nothing and Stereotype.

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Haruomi Hosono - omni Sight Seeing

    Haruomi Hosono, reissued here to the joy of all! Omni Sight Seeing was recorded in 1989, during a period where Hosono’s Yellow Magic Orchestra was taking a break. Never one to rest on his laurels, Haruomi spent this time making this beautiful international pop record. Reissued on vinyl for the first time outside of Japan, thanks to Light In The Attic.

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 20th November 2020

    Haruomi Hosono - Medicine Compilation from the Quiet Lodge

    One of the most influential figures in Japanese pop history, Haruomi Hosono’s Medicine Compilation From The Quiet Lodge was originally released in 1993 and featured spellbinding ambient cuts. Re-mastered by Yoshinori Sunahara and presented with an insert booklet, it now gets released on vinyl in Hosono’s homeland for the first time. 

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 27th November 2020

    Hans Zimmer - No Time To Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    With the official theme song from Billie Eilish already unleashed on the world, and to a largely positive reception, the score for the upcoming 25th James Bond film No Time To Die arrives on vinyl. Composed by the experienced Academy and Grammy Award-winner Hans Zimmer, it's surprisingly the first time that he's ever produced a 007 soundtrack.

    Due in: only 63 days to go
  • Friday 27th November 2020

    Mansun - Closed For Business

    Mansun may be Closed For Business but this lavish boxset looks back at the band's career and is the ultimate collection for fans of Paul Draper's lot. You get all four of their studio albums plus ten (count 'em) live discs, a collection of singles and B sides, a rarities and outtakes, a DVD of a live show plus all their TV appearances, a book, a postcard, lyrics signed by Paul Draper. You literally need no other Mansun. It is all here. 

    Due in: only 63 days to go
  • Friday 27th November 2020

    Taylor Swift - folklore

    Recorded under lockdown as a relatively quick follow-up to her last album Lover 11 months ago, Taylor Swift’s folklore dropped without fanfare at the end of July. Featuring production assistance from Jack Antonoff and The National’s Aaron Dessner, it’s been hailed as the most lyrically vivid and sonically diverse album of Swift’s career, and it now gets a physical release on CD and vinyl. 

    Due in: only 63 days to go
  • Friday 27th November 2020

    Cambatta - LSD: Lunar Solar Duality (Solar Edition)

    Connecticut rapper Cambatta makes psychedelic hip hop. LSD: Lunar Solar Duality (Solar Edition). was made over a four year period whilst experimenting with LSD and experiencing momentous changes in his real life. It is an album of contrasts from the real to the surreal, light and dark and many other dichotomies. 

    Due in: only 63 days to go
  • Friday 27th November 2020

    Albertine Sarges - The Sticky Fingers

    More great new music from the Moshi Moshi label, The Sticky Fingers is the latest album from Berlin-based musician Albertine Sarges, a former collaborator with Holly Herndon and part of synth-wave act Itaca. Taking in themes of feminism, sexuality and mental health under a musical umbrella of shape-shifting pop, it’s a masterclass in sonic world-building. 

    Due in: only 63 days to go
  • Friday 27th November 2020

    Coil - Musick To Play In The Dark

    Dais answer the collective prayers of Coil fiends with a necessary reissue of their 1999 masterpiece and first instalment in their classic 'Musick To Play In The Dark' diptych. The album features some of Sleazy and Jhon Balance's most iconic tracks in the moon musick of 'Are You Shivering?', 'Broccoli' and ''The Dreamer Is Still Asleep'. 'Red Birds Will Fly Out Of The East And Destroy Paris In A Night' could be regarded as Coil's kosmiche masterwork - a one way ticket to the pleasure zone.

    Now reissued for the first time in two decades, with remastered and restored audio and artwork. The tracks are now spread across three sides of vinyl (in uncut form) with an etching on Side-D.

    Due in: only 63 days to go
  • Friday 27th November 2020

    Little Simz - Drop 6

    Highly-rated London rapper and singer Little Simz revives her 'Drop' series with a five track EP 'Drop 6'. This is the first we’ve heard from this series since 2015, but it seems lockdown has inspired her to bring it back. 'Drop 6' is a moody EP, but also one which sees Little Simz showing a little (albeit guarded) optimism towards the end. Sonically the record is a rather spare affair from - Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' and Moor Mother's 'Analog Fluids Of Sonic Black Holes' can be discerned in the EP's moody, distorted churn - but it's still one that adheres to Little Simz's unique vision of hip-hop.

    Due in: only 63 days to go
  • Friday 27th November 2020

    Throwing Muses - Sun Racket (Monochrome Edition)

    Kristin Hersh’s legendary art-rock band Throwing Muses return for their 10th studio album. A change in direction from their last outing Purgatory/Paradise seven years ago, a fidgety and restless affair, Sun Racket is becalmed and monolithic, characterised by rising and fading walls of guitar noise. 

    Due in: only 63 days to go
  • Friday 27th November 2020

    Jack Cheshire - Fractal Future Plays

    With airplay from BBC Radio 6 Music and Radio X under his belt following 2017’s Black Light Theatre, the acclaimed Jack Cheshire releases his fifth studio album. Building dramatically on his refreshing takes on English folk traditions, this record is built more on grooves, as well as themes of parallel universes and dimensions, an act of symbolic escapism from our current situation. 

    Due in: only 63 days to go
  • Friday 27th November 2020

    Smashing Pumpkins - CYR

    Smashing Pumpkins are back with their 11th album, CYR. It’s a 20-track double album, too, so plenty to get yer teeth into! The current line-up features the only constant member Billy Corgan along with founding members James Iha on guitar and bass and Jimmy Chamberlin on drums, along with Jeff Schroeder who has been with the band since 2007. 

    Due in: only 63 days to go
  • Friday 27th November 2020

    Tim Burgess - Ascent of the Ascended

    Fresh from saving lockdown courtesy of his online listening parties, Tim is back with a six-track EP which follows on from his 'I Love the New Sky' long-player. Tim had always wanted to work with This Heat's Charles Hayward so simply rang him up and there he is on 'Yours. To Be'. There's another new track 'The Ascent Of The Ascended' and the rest is collected from a Paste session recorded prior to lockdown. Also features a version of 'The Only One I Know'.

    Due in: only 63 days to go
  • Friday 4th December 2020

    Namir Blade - Aphelion's Traveling Circus

    Aphelion's Traveling Circus is the second album by Namir Blade. It follows his 2019 album Scatterbrain which showed the Nashville artist’s abilities as a producer. He incorporates various genres into his hip-hop template from house to soul. Blade has also worked with The Anxious Youth, Natural Selection and Wizards Only. On Mello Music Group.

    Due in: only 70 days to go
  • Friday 4th December 2020

    Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet - Requiem For A Dream

    Clint Mansell seems like a nice guy with a great name and rather talented too. This is his haunting score to Darren Aronofsky's 2000 film Requiem For A Dream, performed by Kronos Quartet. Performed by Kronos Quartet, have those words ever led to bad music? I sincerely doubt it.  

    Due in: only 70 days to go
  • Friday 4th December 2020

    Emily A. Sprague - Hill, Flower, Fog

    All three thanks if you are offering. Emily A. Sprague releases on vinyl an album that was initially a Bandcamp - only release which is a six part rumination on sensation and perception. The second bout of neo-formless music from the musician and a heart jumping amalgam of sound. Proceeds to Lion’s Tooth Project - a charity project focussing on wellness in the LGBTQ and immigrant communities. 

    Due in: only 70 days to go
  • Friday 11th December 2020

    Tim Heidecker - Fear of Death

    Actor and comedian Tim Heidecker, known for being the Tim half of comedy duo Tim & Eric, has gathered together a bunch of musicians to record an album with. The album, Fear of Death, features Heidecker dueting with Natalie Mering (AKA Weyes Blood) and being backed by The Lemon Twigs and Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado. On Spacebomb.

    Due in: only 77 days to go
  • Friday 11th December 2020

    Muse - Simulation Theory (Deluxe Film Box Set)

    A lavish companion piece to Muse’s most recent studio album Simulation Theory, this Deluxe Film Box Set edition commemorates the accompanying world tour. It includes a pink-and-blue vinyl with highlights from the band’s two performances at London’s O2 Arena in September 2019, a VHS-style box containing a Blu-Ray of the live show, a cassette of the Matt Bellamy-penned film score, and Marvel-style comic book. 

    Due in: only 77 days to go
  • Friday 11th December 2020

    Royal Green - Royal Green

    'Royal Green' is the eponymous debut solo project from The National drummer Bryan Devendorf. Mixing together influences which range from classic rock to blissfully unmoored dream-pop, 'Royal Green' is a less a conventional studio project than it is a marshalling point for the many talents of one of the less-discussed members of one of alternative music’s most consistent forces. 

    Due in: only 77 days to go
  • Friday 11th December 2020

    Kamasi Washington - Becoming (Music from the Netflix Original Documentary)

    Nominated for four Emmys after it was released over Netflix earlier in 2020, Becoming was based on Michelle Obama’s best-selling memoir of the same name and directed by Nadia Hallgren. One of its most striking aspects was Kamasi Washington’s excellent original score, which is released on CD and vinyl. 

    Due in: only 77 days to go
  • Friday 11th December 2020

    The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You

    You wait 16 years for a second album by The Avalanches then two come along in...four years. Well, it’s quick for them and it’s good to have them back. We Will Always Love You is the Australian electronic group’s third album. The album is themed around the love story between writer and communication scientist Ann Druyan and US Astronomer Carl Sagan. Whilst samples are very much part of the album, a number live musicians were involved including Neneh Cherry, Sampa the Great, Blood Orange, Rivers Cuomo and Tricky.

    Due in: only 77 days to go
  • Friday 11th December 2020

    Bullion - Heaven Is Over

    Bullion aka Nathan Jenkins has returned from his sojourn to the cottage behind the setting of the grand hotel in Wim Wenders Lisbon Story which helped spawn his earlier EP We Had A Good Time. He's now back in London splurging out his all-over-the-shop sampledelia that has seen him work with the likes of Paul Epworth, Westerman and Dita Von Teese. I feel a playful one coming on. 

    Due in: only 77 days to go
  • Friday 11th December 2020

    Tempers - Services

    Tempers are a duo consisting of Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper and play dark electronic pop that has something of the foghorn voice of Zola Jesus atop of music that Future Islands might play on a very bleak day. Their debut Services was initially released in 2015 but now finds itself re-issued and seemingly perfect for soundtracking this much glummer world. 

    Due in: only 77 days to go
  • Friday 11th December 2020

    Lonnie Holley - National Freedom

    The start of what is sure to be a long line of posthumous Richard Swift recordings comes with this 2013 collaboration with Lonnie Holley. The pair hooked up on a day off for Holley on a tour with Deerhunter and bonded over a shared love of Captain Beefheart, Bo Diddley and Howlin' Wolf. The music is raw, soulful and recorded with an immediacy that gives them a blistering energy. 

    Due in: only 77 days to go
  • Monday 21st December 2020

    Rex Ilisivii - Fool For Love

    Shrouded with mystery and missing details, this 23-minute-long take from Serbian creative Mitar Subotic (aka Suba) is an avant-garde enigma. While there's nothing much to observe on its jet black sleeve, this hypnotic piece is best served to closed eyes - allowing the listener to slip away into Subotic's mystical universe.

    Due in: only 87 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    Hockey Dad - Brain Candy

    Australian duo Billy Fleming and Zach Stephenson return with their third full-length Hockey Dad album Brain Candy. Produced yet again by the esteemed John Goodmanson, the band serve up more raucous, irreverent jangly surf-pop goodness, successfully capturing the energy and essence of their live shows. 

    Due in: only 97 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    Casual Nun - Resort For Dead Desires

    As someone who was occasionally taught by nuns, I can confirm they are anything but casual. Noise rockers Casual Nun hail from London but their origins lie in Greece, for three of them, and California for the other one. Resort For Dead Desires sees them mixing psychedelics and speed, it would seem, in the form of both music and recreational drugs. On Hominid Sounds.

     

    Due in: only 97 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    Depeche Mode - SPiRiTS In The Forest

    Containing full audio and visual recordings of their July 2018 shows in Berlin, which rounded off their exhaustive Global Spirit Tour behind their most recent album Spirit, Anton Corbijn’s absorbing Depeche Mode documentary film SPiRiTS In The Forest - originally released in November 2019 - gets a deluxe 2xCD / 2xBlu-Ray release. 

    Due in: only 97 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    Irreversible Entanglements - Irreversible Entanglements

    With their new mini-odyssey ‘Bread Out of Stone’ recently landing, it’s an appropriate time for this vinyl re-issue of Irreversible Entanglements’ self-titled debut album. Originally released in 2017 and winning plaudits from The Quietus to Gilles Peterson, it essayed the experiences of Black suffering, survival and power over four wonderful free-jazz explorations. 

    Due in: only 97 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    The Killers - Imploding The Mirage

    Imploding The Mirage is the seventh album by The Killers. It’s their first since 2017’s Wonderful, Wonderful and, of course, since their triumphant Glastonbury headline set. The lead single from the album is called Caution, it features a guest appearance from the legendary Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. 

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  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    Martin Denny - Exotica

    Martin Denny was an American pianist and composer. His now classic 1957 LP, Exotica, gave a name to a whole new sub-genre of lounge music. Denny became known as the “Father of Exotica”. Vibes and Marimba player Arthur Lyman and percussionist Augie Colon feature alongside Denny. Ltd LP on Jackpot.

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  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    Martin Denny - Quiet Village

    A re-issue of Quiet Village, the eighth studio album from the father of exotica, Martin Denny. Sub-titled The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny to make it appear like a compilation, it originally came out in 1959, and as a package, complete with its famous artwork, it served as a perfect introduction to Denny’s aesthetic. 

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  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    Martin Denny - Hypnotique

    American pianist and composer Martin Denny made a brand of lounge music that became known as exotica. Denny himself was known as the “Father of Exotica”. Denny played original compositions and original arrangements of popular songs. Included on his fourth album Hypnotique, originally released in 1959, among the originals are classics penned by George Gershwin and W.C. Handy.

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  • Friday 8th January 2021

    The Fall - The Infotainment Scan

    The Infotainment Scan was the Fall's 15th album released in 1993. Coming after a period of success for the band, it was a typically eccentric effort containing two remarkable cover versions in Sister Sledge's Lost in Music and Steve Bent's I'm Going to Spain.  Elsewhere it was business as usual as The Fall continued to blend electronic sounds into their glam racket but despite all the oddness this ended up as their highest charting album. 

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  • Friday 8th January 2021

    The Fall - Middle Class Revolt

    Middle Class Revolt was the Fall’s sixteenth (we think) studio album originally released in 1994. The previous years The Infotainment Scan was their highest charting album but it was back something to normal for this one. Not that Mark E. Smith would have been bothered as he and his band blast through another batch of unclassifiable racket. Reissue on Demon. 

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  • Friday 8th January 2021

    The Fall - The Twenty-Seven Points

    Demon Records give the re-issue treatment to a sometimes overlooked and underappreciated part of The Fall’s back catalogue of the early Nineties. The Twenty-Seven Points, originally released in 1995, captures live performances between 1991 and 1995 in all their chaotic glory, including Mark E. Smith’s on-stage interactions. 

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  • Friday 15th January 2021

    Celeste - Celeste

    Celeste follows a string of EPs and singles with her eponymous debut album. The jazz / soul / R&B singer hails from Brighton. She got her break when a music manager spotted a song she’d uploaded to YouTube. Since then she has won over Lily Allen, releasing a single on her Bank Holiday label and her, now, label-mate Michael Kiwanuka. 

    Due in: only 112 days to go
  • Friday 15th January 2021

    Pearl Charles - Magic Mirror

    Los Angeles singer / songwriter Pearl Charles’ music seems to be hewn from the same material as her LA counterparts used in the 1970s. Warm, country-tinged pop with hooks to die for. Magic Mirror is her 2nd full-length album and follows her 2018 album Sleepless Dreamer. The first single, What I Need, is a cracker. On Kanine. 

    Due in: only 112 days to go
  • Friday 15th January 2021

    Kurt Vile - Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (ep)

    New work from Kurt Vile although it is a mixture of originals and new material that was recorded in sporadic sessions over the past few years. It will be most notable for How Lucky which features its writer the later John Prine. Dan Auerbach (the Black Keys) and Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf) and a host of other musicians help flesh out these loose sessions. 

    Due in: only 112 days to go
  • Friday 22nd January 2021

    Lonely The Brave - The Hope List

    Lonely The Brave are a fist-pumping kinda band out of Cambridge who cite Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam as influences. 'The Hope List' is their third studio album, and it's one which re-energises their passionate rock style with a greater sense of confidence. Fans of the Manic Street Preachers and Biffy Clyro should hit up this record of swaggering yet literary rock.  

    Due in: only 119 days to go
  • Friday 22nd January 2021

    Still Corners - The Last Exit

    The Last Exit is the fifth album by London dream pop duo Still Corners. It is their third album for Wrecking Light, following two they recorded for Sub Pop. The band consist of producer and songwriter Greg Hughes and vocalist Tessa Murray. Their sound lands somewhere between that of Mazzy Star and misty Laurel Canyon-based songwriters of the 1970s. 

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  • Friday 29th January 2021

    Steven Wilson - The Future Bites

    The Future Bites is the sixth album by singer, songwriter and producer Steven Wilson. The album explores how modern life’s addictions and fads, from detoxing to anxiety, branded trainers to teeth whitening affect us. Wilson has been a part of numerous musical projects, most notably Porcupine Tree. He has also recently been responsible for re-mixing and re-mastering some classic prog rock albums, a genre close to his heart.

    Due in: only 126 days to go
  • Friday 29th January 2021

    Puma Blue - In Praise Of Shadows

    Puma Blue is the performing name of London based singer songwriter Jacob Allen. He has used years of insomnia to create a sound which appears to be a direct result of the condition  - hazy late night soul topped off by his extraordinary voice. His debut takes him out of the bedroom into the outside world on a bed of muted beats and billowing guitars which have no doubt helped draw some comparisons to Jeff Buckley

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  • Friday 29th January 2021

    Rats On Rafts - Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths

    Rats On Rafts are described in the press blurb as punk-fuelled noiseniks but in the very next paragraph this, their third album is compared to the more sophisticated sounds of Van Dyke Parks, the Beach Boys circa Smile and Scott Walker. So it seems they've moved on somewhat from scrappy beginnings. Could be very interesting indeed ....and just what is that title all about? 

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  • Friday 5th February 2021

    Fleet Foxes - Shore

    Described by the group’s leader Robin Pecknold as a “relief” and “a celebration of life in the face of death”, the latest Fleet Foxes album, Shore, feels like precisely the kind of record we need in the face of 2020’s onrushing winter. Digitally released by surprise to coincide with the autumn equinox, physical editions of this wonderful album are now confirmed. 

    Due in: only 133 days to go
  • Friday 26th February 2021

    Lost Horizons - In Quiet Moments

    Lost Horizons is the This Mortal Coil-ish project of former Cocteau Twins and Dif Juz members Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas. Both had not released music for some time before their 2017 debut Ojala but have swiftly followed it up with In Quiet Moments. Like with Ojala they have once again tapped into the talents of a cast of singers and collaborators including Tim Smith (Midlake) Karen Peris (the Innocence Mission), John Grant and Marissa Nadler amongst others. 

    Due in: only 154 days to go
  • Friday 7th May 2021

    Weezer - Van Weezer

    The fourteenth album from the never ending American band Weezer is not a self-titled thing named after a colour but...and get this... is their love letter to metal. Yup it might not be obvious these power-pop/nerd rock practitioners were big metal heads back in the day but Van Weezer worships at the altar of KISS, Rush and Slayer and their all big hair guitar solos but keeps a large dose of Weezer present and correct. 

    Due in: only 224 days to go