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!
  • Wednesday 27th May 2020

    Dijit - Hyperattention - Selected Dijital Works Vol 1

    Atmospheric and abstract trip-hop straight out of Egypt from Dijit who bring a new and fresh feel to the sort of thing we all enjoyed in the early '90s. It's a smoky, downbeat and low key sound that brings to mind the hazy likes of Leila's Like Weather album and the early Tricky and Portishead recordings. A hint of modern day production sheen is the only thing stopping this from actually being from the golden age of the genre.  

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Wednesday 27th May 2020

    Regis - Hidden In This Is The Light That You Miss

    A pioneer of the Birmingham sound around the turn of the millennium - the fusion of Chicago house with darker, European-influenced elements - Karl O’Connor returns with his first proper album under the Regis moniker in almost two decades. Hidden In This Is The Light That You Miss recalls all the elements of brutalism and beauty that have made O’Connor such an influential figure. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Wednesday 27th May 2020

    Nídia - Não Fales Nela Que A Mentes

    Having made her name with a clutch of singles, 2017’s debut LP Nídia É Má, Nídia É Fudida and remix work for the likes of Fever Ray and Kelela over the last five years, kuduro pioneer Nídia presents her second full-length album, Não Fales Nela Que A Mentes. It’s a diverse work taking in modern Afro-Portuguese dance music and classic American R&B. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Wednesday 27th May 2020

    Nídia - Badjuda Sukulbembe

    A 7” vinyl accompaniment to her forthcoming second studio album Não Fales Nela Que A Mentes, kuduro wonder-kid Nídia takes the slower tracks from it and spins it into a different showcase. Badjuda Sukulbembe boasts two tracks, the heavy and imposing ‘Tarraxoz Academy’ and the infectious groove of ‘Cheirinho’. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Thursday 28th May 2020

    Gavilán Rayna Russom - Secret Passage

    Gavilán Rayna Russom is the famed electronic musician known for work as Black Meteoric Star and as part of the LCD Soundsystem posse. Secret Passage is her love letter to her home place of Providence, Rhode Island following on from last year's solo debut The Envoy. Here she explores a particular mile long  tunnel in the city in which artists gather and where she spent a lot of her youth. 

    Due in: only 2 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    The Fall - Interim

    There's enough the Fall LPs in the world already without all the non-official ones. Mark E. Smith's attitude to contract signing ensured that there was always someone out there with rights to live tracks and studio outtakes. Interim contains early versions of tracks that would appear on the later (and excellent) Fall Heads Roll alongside studio rehearsals and live tracks.  

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Ufocus (Legowelt) - Guidance For The Puzzled

    Legowelt man Danny Wolfers strikes out with a new project under a new alias: Ufocus. The sound remains within the Legowelt spectrum however, with layer upon layer of synths falling over themselves in hypnotic motion, over the club-thumping beats beneath. Guidance For The Puzzled is out on Nightwind, double LP.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    The Chi Factory - The Bamboo Recordings

    Here is some misty material thought lost to the depths of history, now reworked into a new collection. Ambient collective The Chi Factory were working on The Bamboo Recordings when they originally ceased to operate in the 80’s: they’ve now finished what they’ve started. Mystical international ambient, on Astral Industries.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    The 1975 - Notes On A Conditional Form

    I’m sure there’s a tingle of anticipation for a new album by The 1975. This one is called Notes On A Conditional Form. The band have been making headlines for their support of environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg as much as they have for their music. With their care for the environment in mind, they have chosen not to shrink wrap the CDs and LPs. Good on ‘em.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    You've Got Foetus on Your Breath - Deaf

    You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath AKA Foetus is Australian musician JG Thirwell. He has had a number of aliases over the years: Clint Ruin Wiseblood and started the projects Manorexia, Xordox and Steroid Maximus. Deaf was originally released in 1981. It’s best described as weird noise electronic punk pop. Thirwell has collaborated with loads of artists over the years from Nick Cave to Lydia Lunch and Nine Inch Nails to Karen O.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Sapphire Slows - Emotion Still Remains

    Having been creatively awakened in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquakes that struck her country, Japanese artist and record producer Kinuko Hiramatsu, who records as Sapphire Slows and builds her drone-like compositions over synths and keyboards, presents a brand new 12” single titled ‘Emotion Still Remains’. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Mac Miller - Circles

    Circles is the final album by Pittsburgh rapper, singer and songwriter Mac Miller who tragically died in 2018 whilst making the album. It was completed by producer Jon Brion who had been working on it with Miller. Brion also worked on previous album Swimming, to which Circles is regarded as a sister album.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Macintosh Plus - Sick & Panic

    A new Macintosh Plus record from vaporwave heavyweight producer Ramona Andra Xavier, returning to this particular moniker for the first time since 2011. Pressed on deluxe hi-fidelity picture disc, this 12-minute epic titled ‘Sick & Panic’ sees Xavier explore endless musical possibilities while deconstructing existing conventions of what vaporwave should sound like. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Aldous RH - Respect 4 Devotion

    Having been a touring musician playing with the likes of Connan Mockasin, Charlotte Gainsbourg and psych-pop band Drugdealer, the talented Manchester-born artist Aldous RH delivers his debut solo album Respect 4 Devotion, a fluid and funky collection in thrall to the blue-eyed soul of the Seventies. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Caleb Landry Jones - The Mother Stone

    Actor and now musician, Caleb Landry Jones comes from a line of musicians, jingle writers and singer / songwriters. He is known for roles in films such as X-Men: First Class, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Get Out. The Mother Stone is his debut album and comes after years of writing songs fuelled by experiences that life throws at you. There are around 700 songs in all, so this album could just be the first of many.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Ian Chang - 属 Belonging

    City Slang delivers the first full-length album from producer Ian Chang. Featuring collaborations with the likes of KAZU and Kiah Victoria but whose real strengths lie in its deeply moving instrumentals, 属 Belonging dwells in fine lineage of electronic music inhabited by a definitively human spirit. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Choir Boys - Gathering Swans

    Choir Boys are an indie pop band from Salt Lake City, Utah. They are absolutely not to be confused with English chorister boy band The Choirboys, of for that matter English rockers The Quireboys, known for their 1990 smash hit ‘Hey You’, or even Australian hard rock band The Choirboys. I know, it’s a minefield, right? Gathering Swans is their sophomore album which features tear-inducing melodies and songs that will demand repeated listens. Oh, and there’s also a Christian vocal group known as Choir Boyz.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    The Magnetic Fields - Quickies

    Stephin Merritt’s The Magnetic Fields has always been a project upon which to launch a good concept, and Quickies is no different. Consisting entirely of short, simple and sub-three-minute songs, it’s a 28-track collection which will be released physically over five 7” vinyls, available together as a box set. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Prince - The Rainbow Children

    The rediscovery of Prince’s fascinating and labyrinthine back catalogue continues apace, with his 2001 album The Rainbow Children being re-issued on crystal clear vinyl. Inspired by his conversion to the Jehovah’s Witness faith, the CD versions have long since gone out of print and original vinyls change hands for hundreds of dollars. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Prince - Up All Nite With Prince: The One Nite Alone Collection

    It seems at times that the record industry is being kept afloat by Prince re-issues and here is another bumper pack of goodies. It contains his piano and vocal album One Nite Alone plus a CD of the live performance of this album plus other classics performed in the same stripped down manner. There's also the One Nite Alone Aftershow....not exactly sure what it is but George Clinton makes an appearance and to round it all off is a DVD of Prince live in Las Vegas. Prince fans have never had it so good. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Prince - One Nite Alone... (Solo Piano and Voice by Prince)

    Accompanying the comprehensive 4xCD/DVD box set of Up All Nite... is a re-issued purple vinyl version of Prince’s 2002 release, One Nite Alone…. It was a stripped-down affair, consisting entirely of Prince singing and accompanying himself on piano and just a handful of other instruments, and makes for a real treat as it was never officially sold in stores, instead given to members of his NPG Music Club. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Prince and The New Power Generation - One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over!

    Prince was renowned for playing aftershow gigs for NPG club members where he would jam with his band and whichever musicians happened to be hanging around. Now’s your chance to experience the magic of the fabled gigs via the medium of vinyl with Prince and The New Power Generation - One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over! It features guest appearances from George Clinton and Musiq Soulchild.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Bill Nace - Both

    Bill Nace has been a collaborator with a list of people as long as your arm. Artists such as Thurston Moore, Chris Corsano, Body/Head to name but three. But other than a few obscure cassettes he has yet to produce a solo work of note. This is all set to change with Both which showcases his improvisation-heavy guitar skills and ability to make big noise out of little equipment. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Christine and The Queens - La vita nuova

    After the success of her recent Chris opus, Christine and The Queens waste no time in following it up with this five track EP which contains the recent surprise single People, I've Been Sad. Written to accompany a short film of the same name it sees Chris and co explore themes of vulnerability and change. Clear Pink vinyl 12" on Because.  

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    LCSM (Likwid Continual Space Motion) - Earthbound

    LCSM (standing for Likwid Continual Space Motion) is the latest thrilling project from broken-beat figurehead IG Culture. Following the testing-of-the-waters that was last year’s EP1, he expands massively by releasing this thrilling triple-LP of interstellar, futuristic jazz, titled Earthbound, which also doubles up as a soundtrack to a theatrical production arriving later in 2020. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Erland Cooper - Hether Blether

    Scottish multi-instrumentalist Gawain Erland Cooper releases the third instalment in a trilogy of LPs which are thematically informed by the geography and history of the Orkney Islands, where he grew up. Hether Blether takes the landscape of the islands as its inspiration, conjuring up a atmospheric mixture of words, imagery and sound. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Sebastien Tellier - Domesticated

    Domesticated is the 7th studio album (not counting the four soundtracks he’s composed) by French singer / songwriter and all-round talent Sebastien Tellier. Expect more soulful synthpop-cum-electronica from the man who once threw the curveball of  representing France in the Eurovision Song Contest. On Records Makers.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Jade Hairpins - Harmony Avenue

    Harmony Avenue is the debut album from Jade Hairpins, a side-project from Fucked Up’s Jonah Falco and Mike Haliechuk. Their first 12” was quietly dropped on the same day in 2018 as their parent band’s Dose Your Dreams, originally intended as an extension of that album’s themes, but since then their songs have taken on a life of their own, with Falco and Haliechuk pushing for their release separately. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Sun Ra - Celestial Love

    Celestial Love by Sun Ra was originally released in 1982. It was his 60th album, and whilst he has been making records for thirty years by this point, that’s still damn good going. Despite it being recorded in the ‘80s it still featured original members of his Arkestra and was recorded in the same studio as many of his other classics. This is the only place you’ll get a recording of the title track. This Sundazed reissue features Blue Intensity and a bonus track not featured on the original LP.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    PINS - Hot Slick

    One of Britain’s best new post-punk bands in recent memory, Manchester-based trio PINS achieve their most complete and expansive sound yet on third studio album Hot Slick. Five years after their last full-length and following the departure of their original rhythm section, a new rotating cast of collaborators bolsters their sound and steer them in the direction of dance-punk. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Psychic Markers - Psychic Markers

    A supergroup of sorts, containing personnel from other bands, Psychic Markers announce the release of their self-titled third studio album. It’s the culmination of all of their years of experience as a live unit, taking in pulsating, electronically-enhanced krautrock and melodic psychedelic pop. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Thee MVPs - Science Fiction

    Thee MVPs are a group from Leeds who all share the same house. They create loud, fast and noisy garage rock. They've supported the likes of Dead Meadow, Meatbodies, Ty Segall and Night Beats in addition to performing at high-profile festivals including SXSW and Levitation. Their music is influenced by Dinosaur Jr., Can, Sabbath, Hot Snakes, a whole host of psych, hip hop, post-punk, and garage punk plus labels as varied as Dischord, SST and Castle Face. 'Science Fiction' was mastered in Chicago by Shellac legend Bob Weston. This one certainly sounds like an exciting first record!

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    The Cool Greenhouse - The Cool Greenhouse

    Built around the vivid imagination and lyrics of Tom Greenhouse, The Cool Greenhouse releases its debut studio album. Produced by Phil Booth and with the benefit of a full band behind him, The Cool Greenhouse injects grand, pop-orientated visions into the framework of DIY indie, taking aim at British society and reactionary politics along the way. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Stasis / Phenomyna - Vinyle Inaugural Vol 1

    Steve Pickton is an undisputed UK techno legend - his vision of Detroit techno and his productions on B12, Peacefrog etc. are classics. Perhaps his most well-known handle is Stasis, but he's also released records as Phenomyna on Kirk Digiogio's Applied Rhythmic Technology (ART) label among many others.

    Here we have the second release on his co-owned Fencepice label following an EP under his Soul 223 alias. It features the sublime 'Tau' for the first time on vinyl -- it originally appeared only on the CD edition of his 1995 'Inspiration' album on Peacefrog.

    'Travellor' and 'From Afar' also appear for the first time on wax after only being available on Phenomyna's 1994 CD 'Unexplained' on ART.

    Vinyl DJ's will be glad to finally get their paws on these gorgeous works of celestial, glistening machine soul.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 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 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Christoph de Babalon / Mark - Split

    Quite a unique split mini-LP this one as Berlin beatmaster Christoph de Babalon takes up three quarters with some of his menacing and complex breaks but leaves a little room at the end for the mysterious Mark returning to the label after a pair of stellar EPs as well as a couple of belter on Unterton. Here he provides a piece of isolationist woodwind entitled 'Duet for Melodica and Claves'. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Irmin Schmidt - Nocturne (live at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival)

    Irmin Schmidt is of course the keyboard player in legendary kraut-rock crew Can. In 2019 he was asked to perform at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and had prepared three pieces which had him playing a piano over pre-recorded music he had brought with him on the aeroplane. The result is a series of original and poetic soundscapes which you can now hear from the comfort of your home courtesy of Mute records.  

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    International Teachers of Pop - Pop Gossip

    International Teachers of Pop are pop people. They like pop and practice it in all its glorious formats blending electronica to disco as if they were some kind of modern day Human League. This is their second album of danceable pop and is nostalgic for that time we could all dance together in sweaty clubs to Chic and Dollar. Fun stuff from long term pop fanatics Dean Honer, Adrian Flanagan and crew. Jason Williamson guests!  

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Abfahrt Hinwil - Links Berge Rechts Seen

    The name looks like an anagram and maybe it is but what lies behind Abfahrt Hinwil is an important piece of music history from the early 2000s. Y'see Abfahrt Hinwil are the duo of Martin Haidinger and Chris Cunningham who also ran the Toytronic label which existed from the late '90s all the way to 2009. Their sound exemplifies what they were doing with the label which is bleep 'n' bass 'n' glitch electronica that is summed up pretty well by the term Toytronic. First time on vinyl for this one. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Jake Sollo - Boogie Legs

    A former member of legendary Nigerian groups The Hykkers, The Funkees and Osibisa as well as a famed session musician and producer, Jake Sollo also enjoyed a short but intense solo career. Boogie Legs, originally released in 1980 and a great workout in Afro-funk, disco and psychedelic reggae, was the third and final of these before his untimely death in a car accident in 1985. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Namco Sounds - Tekken

    The soundtrack to countless late-night video game sessions with mates for a generation, Namco Sounds brings the score to the iconic Tekken to vinyl. Spread over 30 tracks and four sides of wax, and taken from the 1994 arcade and 1995 PlayStation titles, it comes with original artwork from Samuel Donato (a.k.a. DXSinfinite). 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Namco Sounds - Tekken 2

    Conjuring up memories of late-night video game sessions with mates for a whole generation, Namco Sounds brings the soundtrack to the iconic Tekken 2 to heavyweight vinyl. Spread over 31 tracks and four sides of wax, and taken from the 1995 arcade and 1996 PlayStation titles, it comes with original artwork from Samuel Donato (a.k.a. DXSinfinite). 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Nick Hakim - Will This Make Me Good

    Will This Make Me Good is the second album by U.S. singer / songwriter Nick Hakim. It follows his much lauded 2017 debut Green Twins. Before he recorded this album he worked with the likes of Onyx Collective, Anderson .Paak, Jesse and Forever, Lianne La Havas and Slingbaum which only served to reinforce the ideas he had for this album. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    The Howl & The Hum - Human Contact

    York-based indie newcomers The Howl & The Hum deliver their long-awaited debut full-length album. Ironically titled Human Contact in the context of the coronavirus lockdown, it specifically addresses the distinctly modern sense of loneliness that non-stop social media can engender in us, a phenomenon where we're bombarded with head-spinning promises of something new and different just around the corner, yet we can never escape our past, and with it, our sense of regret.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Greg Fox - Contact

    The latest album from multi-disciplinary artist Greg Fox, Contact is an even greater evolution of his various talents than any of his other previous (and brilliant) releases. Producer Randall Dunn has helped him expand the borders of his artistry, simultaneously stripping back the sonic load and adding more emotional weight to it. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Model Home - One Year

    Model Home hail from Washington DC and make experimental hip-hop and noise. Their new album is called One Year. The rapping comes from NappyNappa whilst the beats and electronics  from Patrick Cain. They are loosely connected to fellow DC hip-hoppers Future Times Crew, whose Max D guests on the album. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Hiele - Stadspark

    Hiele is an electronic composer and musician based in Antwerp, Belgium. His new album is called Stadspark, a one time recreational area in his home city which is now a seemingly dystopian no go area. It has become a dumping ground for unwanted pets and the playground area is sealed off with crime tape. On Universal Exports - a new label ran by Roman Hiele himself, producer Yves De Mey and Allon Kaye who runs the most excellent Entr'acte label.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Jonny Nash and Suzanne Kraft - A Heart So White

    Jonny Nash and Suzanne Kraft have worked together previously on their well regarded Passive Aggressive album of 2017. A Heart So White is their first new material since and shows the duo limiting their resources to only a few available instruments and recording in a former synagogue in Holland. The result is a delicate set of new recordings that showcase acoustic instruments and lots of ambient use of space. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Dawan Muhammad - Deep Stream

    Not much is known about Dawan Muhammed's Deep Stream  - a 1979 era private press album now re-issued on High Jazz. A Google search reveals very little but listening through the album it is immediately clear that this is a beautiful work of spiritual jazz that needs to reach a wider audience. It features seven glistening tracks of piano, sax and cool vocal harmonies. A beautiful ride. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Lady Gaga - Chromatica

    Here's something to get us through the crisis - the promise of a new Lady Gaga album. Cue excitement amongst her 162 million little monsters fanbase. CHROMATICA is said to be a cyberpunk record (perhaps a bit like Billy Idol's 1993 album?) and sees her working with producers such as Mark Ronson, Sophie and Boys Noize.  

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Chunky Shrapnel

    Australian psych mongers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are pretty prolific. The latest addition to their cannon is a movie and of course the soundtrack, which we have here. The movie is called Chunky Shrapnel and was directed by John Angus Stewart who has previously directed some of the band’s videos. It was filmed during the band’s 2019 European tour.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Black Meteoric Star - Disco

    The press release is at pains to point out that this is not a disco record  - despite it being entitled Disco. It is though a dance record  - a throbbing, mutant beast that explores the dark side of dance culture. Black Meteoric Star is of course Gavilán Rayna Russom, the famed electronic music producer and DJ known as being lead synth prodder in LCD Soundsystem. A thought provoking missive for dark times.   

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Sweet Spirit - Trinidad

    Austin, Texas has always been a hive of musical activity and the members of Sweet Spirit play in twelve bands between them including the magnificently named A Giant Dog. Sweet Spirit is the vehicle they use to get people up off the floor and dancing. They make literary and rather brainy dance-able pop taking influence from T-Rex, ABBA, William Onyeabor and Robyn.  

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Motohiko Hamase - #Notes of Forestry

    Originally released in 1988 and with a distinct ecological theme, #Notes of Forestry saw Japanese jazz bassist / experimental artist Motohiko Hamase deliver one of the defining releases of Japan’s golden age of ambient music. It’s now available on this re-issued double-vinyl package, featuring liner notes from Hamase himself. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Motohiko Hamase - Technodrome

    Originally released in 1993, Technodrome saw jazz bassist and experimental artist Motohiko Hamase turn even further into electronic territory with an album of ambient house that was both minimalistic and funky. It now gets a re-issue on CD, and for the first time ever on double-vinyl as part of the Esplanade Series. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Motohiko Hamase - Anecdote

    An official double-vinyl re-issue for Anecdote, the incredibly rare live album recorded in 1987 at Tokyo’s Wacoal Art Center. Backed by Toshio Kaji (pianos/synths) and Yasunori Yamaguchi (percussion), Motohiko Hamase shows why he was one of the prime figures in the Japanese ambient scene in the Eighties. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Iggy Pop - The Bowie Years

    Iggy Pop, David Bowie and Berlin are synonymous with classic albums, rock ‘n’ roll excess and rock ‘n’ roll myths. David Bowie’s Berlin albums are often talked about in reverential terms. Iggy Pop made his first two solo albums during that period following a record deal with RCA. The Bowie Years is a new 7CD box set which contains Iggy Pop’s first two albums, The Idiot and Lust For Life, along with live performances, on which David Bowie played keyboards, rarities and studio recordings from the same period. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    P V T - Palestine Vainio Thielemans

    Recorded at Les Ateliers Claus back in 2013, this three-way collaboration between avant-garde figurehead and pianist Charlemagne Palestine, the late electronic pioneer Mika Vainio and percussionist Eric Thielemans titled P V T is now given a release on clear vinyl via Matière Mémoire. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Tenderlonious - The Piccolo - Tender Plays Tubby

    British producer and multi-instrumentalist Tenderlonius delivers this outstanding mini-collection of four tracks from jazz icon Tubby Hayes, in tribute to one of the 22a founder's formative influences. The Piccolo - Tender Plays Tubby EP features performances from a number of today’s finest jazz musicians. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Bochum Welt - Seafire Remixes

    Bochum Welt and Central Processing Unit go together like cheese and tomato. The former was a big cheese in the '90s IDM scene whilst the latter is an um...tomato in keeping the sound of that scene alive. On this new five track EP you get two new Bochum Welt tunes as well as remixes from James Zabiela, EOD and Telefon Tel Aviv. Be quick if you want a pizza the action (sorry). 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Doctor Who - The Underwater Menace

    Hello out there Doctor Who fans. The Underwater Menace is a narrated soundtrack of the fifth serial in the fourth season of the long running television show. It stars Patrick Troughton as the Doctor and is notable for only being available on audio as the BBC threw away the video tapes. As well as the famous BBC Radiophonic Theme there's incidental music by Dudley Simpson and narration by co-star Anneke Wills. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Group A - anOther

    Group A are a Japanese outfit who play a form of darkwave minimal synth inspired by early '80s practitioners such as Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle. anOther is a 2018 - era multimedia project in which the duo worked with choreographers and lighting designers to create a multidisciplinary electroacoustic showcase. Limited edition vinyl press on Mannequin. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Group A - Circulation

    Group A are a Japanese industrial synth outfit heavily inspired by the likes of Throbbing Gristle and Coil. They produce dark minimal synth compositions which soundtrack an obsession with decayed eco systems. This 2018 album was only available on a limited run but now comes on a limited repress with all the original tracks plus a remix from Hiro Kone.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    BlackLab - Abyss

    Japanese stoner / doom metal duo Blacklab return with their second album, Abyss. Their first album, Under The Strawberry Moon, compiled a set of recordings from the band’s formative years meaning there was a range of styles and influences on display. Here, they set out to define their sound. It mixes fuzzed out, chugging grunge-punk riffage with vocals that stretch from ill-tempered grumpiness to thrapple-tearing screams via liltingly sweet singing. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Servo - Alien

    With Alien, Rouen-based trio Servo deliver another spectacular album of nightmarish psychedelic rock characterised by fuzz, reverb, drone and overpowering noise. Their live reputation has been burgeoning with multiple tours, on top of a string of excellent singles, EPs and their 2016 debut The Lair of Gods

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Sweet Whirl - How Much Works

    Sweet Whirl is Esther Edquist, a singer / songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. She has previously been one half of duo Superstar and a member of wonky indie types Scott & Charlene’s Wedding. On her first proper album, How Much Works, she takes musical and lyrical cues from Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Joni Mitchell and John-Paul Sartre. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    King Creosote - KY-10

    Yet another album from the brilliant and incredibly prolific mind of Kenny Anderson (known to his fans as King Creosote), KY-10 is an experimental mixture of dusty tape loops, strange field recordings and Eighties keys that tells the story of a comic made out of glass and adventures taken out on the ocean. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Check Masses - Night Life

    Check Masses is a collaboration between Scottish presenter, author, musician and punk-at-heart Vic Galloway (King Creosote, James Yorkston), Seychelles-born Angelo Collins who has dabbled in R&B, post rock and psychedelia and Hip Hop DJ Saleem Andrew McGroarty who has worked with Sugar Bullet. It’s fair to say that all three have had a big say in the sound of Edinburgh over the years and on Night Life they bring all their experiences together.  

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Mndsgn & The Koreatown Oddity - Vivians

    A loving throwback to the golden age of West Coast hip-hop from the late Eighties and early Nineties, Vivians by Mndsgn and The Koreatown Oddity was a collaboration album only released on a limited run of cassettes in 2015. Five years on, it’s getting a much-deserved debut on vinyl via Akashik. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Ahwlee - VII

    To mark the much-vaunted re-make of ‘Final Fantasy VII’, American producer Ahwlee - a collaborator with the likes of Earl Sweatshirt and Pink Siifu - drops a 17-track tribute album to the game he adored as a kid, completing it countless times. VII is one of the rare instances where an outright exercise in nostalgia counts as a valid artistic endeavour. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Samuel Rohrer / Max Loderbauer / Stian Westerhus / Tobias Freund - Kave

    A four-way collaboration of ambient music auteurs Samuel Rohrer, Max Loderbauer, Stian Westerhus and Tobias Freund. Kave sees each member sparking off the rest in the spirit of improvisation, but doing so in a way that never seems directionless or unstructured, recalling the very finest output of electronica’s early pioneers. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Manuela Iwansson - Strangers on a Train / Blank Surface

    Manuela Iwansson first made music with Swedish indie / punk band Terrible Feelings. The band have now split and she has gone solo with a double A sided single. Strangers on a Train mixes ‘80s post punk and late ‘70s leather clad rock with a catchy chorus. On the flip, Blank Surface is a slice of anachronistic goth pop. Both tracks will dig their claws into you and not let go. On Night School.

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  • Friday 29th May 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.

     

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Jóhann Jóhannsson - Personal Effects (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    The original soundtrack for David Hollander’s 2008 romantic drama film Personal Effects, scored by Jóhann Jóhannsson. Based on Rick Moody’s short story ‘Mansion On The Hill’, it tells the story of a young wrestler (Ashton Kutcher) who, trying to come to terms with the horrific murder of his sister, forges a romantic connection with an older woman (Michelle Pfeiffer). 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Flying Lotus - Flamagra (Instrumentals)

    A year on from the release of his latest Flying Lotus full-length Flamagra, Steven Ellison furnishes us with an entirely instrumental version of the album. It comes housed in a double-LP package with a custom turntable-powered psychedelic zoetrope slipmat and a selection of Drew Tetz-designed labels. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Blanck Mass - Calm With Horses (Original Score)

    Following four solo albums of impressive emotional as well as sonic heft, F**k Buttons’ Benjamin John Power enters the world of soundtrack work with his latest Blanck Mass album. It’s the score to Nick Rowland’s 2019 debut feature film Calm With Horses, which tells the story of a man’s struggles to balance crime and family life in rural Ireland. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    The Silver Field - Sing High! Sing Low!

    Drawn from the same collection of source material as last year’s exceptional debut album Rooms, Coral Rose’s The Silver Field prepares its second full-length release. Sing High! Sing Low! thematically follows on from it as well, but this time the songs sound much more confident and outgoing. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Muslimgauze - Salaam Alekum, Bastard

    Muzlimgauze was a prodigiously prolific musician with a huge and sprawling back catalogue. His music was deeply influenced by the Muslim world but sonically it could take seemingly any form from electronica to experimental and world music. Salaam Alekum, Bastard was originally released in 1995 on Soleilmoon. This re-issue has been re-mastered and comes with new artwork. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Pan Sonic - Oksastus

    Pan Sonic were a long-running experimental electronic duo from Finland comprising of Mika Vainio (Ø, Philus) and Ilpo Väisänen (I-LP-O In Dub, I-LP-ON, Liima, Piiri). This release is a recording of a 2009 show in Ukraine just before their 2010 dissolution. It sees them on spellbinding form and is possibly an even more vital document since the sad passing of Mika Vaino in 2017. This is a second edition pressing of 300 copies.  

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    David Lynch & Jack Cruz - The Flame of Love

    Something here that is pretty typical David Lynch. It appears that (if I'm reading this right) Jack Cruz is a singing primate and star of Lynch's recent Netflix short What Did Jack Do? Courtesy of Sacred Bones we get Cruz's True Love's Flame and a B side Dancin' in the World of Love. Truly oddball stuff but what else would you expect? 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Tommy Mcgee - I'm A Stranger

    Tommy McGee shot out of the same stable as Al Green and, despite ostensibly having just as much talent, had a career that didn’t go in quite the same direction. The highlight of his career was his 1976 album I’m A Stranger, which was produced by Palmer James. It’s soulful, smooth and funky.

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Luke Vibert - Luke Vibert presents… Modern Rave

    British electronic music auteur Luke Vibert returns with the second instalment in a trilogy exploring the key ingredients of dance music’s vast genealogy. Luke Vibert presents… Modern Rave sees an artists accustomed to cutting-edge sonic explorations taking a rare opportunity to re-examine the familiar. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Luke Vibert - Luke Vibert presents… Rave Hop

    Groundbreaking producer and electronic music veteran, Luke Vibert has made a series of albums breaking dance music down into easy to digest parts known as Luke Vibert Presents. Here we have part three, which will be the last - Rave Hop. Expect some gloopy hip hop, vocals full of soul, a load of samples, bass, breaks and raps. On Hypercolour.

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Luke Vibert - Luke Vibert presents… Amen Andrews

    British electronic music auteur Luke Vibert delivers the first instalment of a trilogy that seemingly traverses the core components of dance music’s vast genealogy. Luke Vibert presents… Amen Andrews sees him revive one of his most acclaimed alter egos after more than a decade, focussing squarely on delivering breakbeat floor-fillers one after another. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Panasonic - Remix EP

    Released on 12” vinyl via Sähkö Recordings, Remix EP consists of two re-workings of Panasonic tracks dating from 1996 by Ben Ponton of Zoviet France and Bryn Jones (a.k.a. Muslimgauze) that were exhumed during an archive session last year after nearly a quarter of a century in storage. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Jaime Wyatt - Neon Cross

    Following her well-received 2017 mini-album Felony Blues, Americana and outlaw country newcomer Jaime Wyatt delivers her first full-length effort. Produced by Grammy-winner Shooter Jennings and informed by her horrific struggles with addiction and recovery in her young life, Neon Cross will likely go down as one of the most emotional and defiant albums of its genre. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Various - Loaded

    Loaded is an indie compilation album featuring 30 tracks by your favourite indie bands from back in t’day. The Cure, Pulp, Hole, Underworld, Travis, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Shed Seven, Saint Etienne, Oasis, The Bluetones, Paul Weller and many more feature on this reasonably priced double LP.

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Hunter Complex - Dead Calm and Zero Degrees

    Following up last year’s critically adored Open Sea, Dutch underground maestro Lars Meijer returns with his fourth Hunter Complex album. Born from the same creative burst as its predecessor, Dead Calm And Zero Degrees functions as a prequel of sorts - the closing notes are the same as those of Open Sea’s opener ‘Night City’. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Benjamin Wallfisch - The Invisible Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Here is a tasty pressing of Benjamin Wallfisch's score for the 2020 flick The Invisible Man based on the legendary H. G. Wells book. The film is a science fiction horror and Wallfisch's score is a blend of organic and synthetic sounds taking in electronica and industrial sounds with particular nods towards Bernard Hermann's work. Get it on 180g vinyl with etching on side D.   

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Nicole Atkins - Italian Ice

    Italian Ice is the fifth album by American singer / songwriter Nicole Atkins. She’s pulled out a few big guns for this one. She recorded it at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama, using a couple of musicians who were hanging around. They happened to be Spooner Oldham and David Hood. Spoon’s Britt Daniel, The Bad Seeds’ Jim Sclavunos, Seth Avett, one of the Avett Brothers, and John Paul White, formerly 50% of The Civil Wars, also joined in. Expect classic sounds ranging from Brill Building to soulful swampy funk.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Bryde - The Volume of Things

    Bryde is the project of Wales born, London based singer songwriter Sarah Howells who follows up her debut Like An Island with The Volume of Things. The album is about the amount of information that is stuffed into our eyes and ears on a daily basis and is an attempt to help us get away from it. She does this via the conduit of a sort of polished '90s alt rock sound and a voice with that Alanis Morrisette wobble in evidence. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Undergrünnen - Ein revnande likegyldighet

    A 'supergroup' founded by Wunderkammer’s Pål Jackman and Per Steinar Lie and Ørjan Haaland from The Low Frequency In Stereo and Lumen Drones, Ein Revnande Likegyldighet is the debut studio album from Undergrünnen, a kinetic and highly enjoyable forging of krautrock and Afrobeat. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Escape Roots - Pack Up and Run

    Escape Roots is a Glaswegian dubwise reggae and dancehall producer. You may know him through the remixes he has done for Daddy Freddy and Parly B. His new album, Pack Up and Run sees his soundsystem production peppered with the vocal talents of singers from around the world such as Tenor Youthman, Black Warrior, Parly B, El Fata and more.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Minty - Useless Man

    Founded by fashion designer, actor and model Leigh Bowery in the early Nineties shortly before his death, Minty was constructed around the principle of subverting sexual norms in society. To mark the 25th anniversary of Bowery’s passing, their perennial live opener ‘Useless Man’ gets a re-issue on a 12” EP on white vinyl, backed by two remixes (including one by Boy George). 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Filipe Felizardo & The Things Previous - Vol. 9 After The Circle

    Recorded and mixed in just two days during the summer of 2019, Portuguese outsider artist Filipe Felizardo (with his elastically-defined backing band The Things Previous) present two new tracks on Vol. 9 After The Circle, focussing on the guitar as a percussive instrument and constructed around field recordings and household noises. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Louise Lemon - Devil

    A pioneer in the field of ‘death gospel’, Swedish singer Louise Lemón won a great deal of critical acclaim for the release of her second album A Broken Heart Is An Open Heart last year. She now returns with a blistering new EP in Devil, a five-song collection headed by its dark, moody and raw title track. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Meryem Aboulouafa - Meryem

    Moroccan-born star Meryem Aboulouafa was something of a musical protege even before Animal63 head Manu Barron began working with her three years ago. Re-recording several of the tracks she wrote as an architecture student in Casablanca with new collaborators, Meryem is the rather stunning result, indebted as much to classic rock and pop songwriting as to the timeless and cutting-edge avant-garde pop it most immediately fits alongside. An album of the year contender. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Christian Lee Hutson - Beginners

    A co-songwriter with Phoebe Bridgers on her collaborative albums as part of boygenius (with Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker) and Better Oblivion Community Center (with Conor Oberst), Christian Lee Hutson gets to go it alone on his debut album Beginners. Mixed by Joseph Lorge and featuring contributions from Bright Eyes pianist Nathaniel Walcott, it fits into a fine recent lineage of American alternative folk. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton - Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton

    Grammy Lifetime Achievement recipient and American folk legend Doc Watson and his father-in-law, fiddler Gaither Carlton, performed the music heard here in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1962. Remastered from largely unheard tapes, Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton is the sound of a musical intuition achievable only through years of family music-making. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Starless - Earthbound

    A collaborative project centred around former Friends Again member and producer Paul McGeechan, Starless returns for its second outing. Again featuring accompaniment from the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and even more guest stars, including The Delgados’ Emma Pollock, Earthbound is essential listening. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Bloto - Erozje

    With white-label copies selling out in their native Poland in a matter of hours, mysterious outfit Bloto formally release their highly anticipated debut album Erozje. Marrying granite-hard hip-hop beats with the thrills of improvised jazz, it has an immersive, street-level atmosphere reminiscent of classic rap albums from the Nineties. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Baths - Pop Music / False B-Sides

    Originally released in the form of a tour-only download back in 2011 off the back of debut album Cerulean, Pop Music / False B-Sides is now remastered and released in vinyl form for the first time. Released on Will Wiesenfeld’s own Basement’s Basement label, it shows his Baths project in the full bloom of creativity. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Baths - Pop Music / False B-Sides II

    A follow-up to the download-only collection sold in person during his 2011 tour, Will Wiesenfeld’s subsequent creativity as Baths has been so prodigious that it required another home for the overspill content. Pop Music / False B-Sides II is that snapshot into his creativity, given consistency by a thread of minimalism that allows his lyrical ideas to take flight. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Hessel Veldman - Eigen Boezem

    Welcome to the world of home taping - a DIY scene that was big news in the ‘70s & ‘80s musical underground. Hessel Veldman was central to the scene in the Netherlands, creating his own world of lo-fi musical experiments. Eigen Boezem is an LP his key early work compiled by Belgian label Stroom.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    SØS Gunver Ryberg - Whities 030

    The task of creating Whities 030 falls to Danish electronic composer SØS Gunver Ryberg who is known for her sound installations and stage performances. Over the five tracks she finds connections between destruction and creation, how complicated life is and learning to go with the flow with a vision of hope at the end.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Earth To Mickey - Brace & Biut

    A new project from the oddball production genius that is Los Angeles-based Delroy Edwards, Earth To Mickey sees him team up with vocalist Mickey Van Seenus for this three-track 12” vinyl EP. Led by its title track recalling the vintage of synth-pop of Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Chris & Cosey Brace & Bit sees the artist divert from his jacking house trax into an irresistible electronic pop sound.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Various - The Isolation Tapes

    The Isolation Tapes is pretty self-explanatory - the Castles In Space label took submissions from its artists and their friends for pieces of music composed during Britain’s coronavirus lockdown. It’s a compilation that encompasses more than 50 tracks over CD, cassette and digital download editions, proceeds of which will go to the Cavell Nurses’ Trust. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Various - Early Works: Funk, Soul and Afro Rarities from the Archives

    Early Works: Funk, Soul and Afro Rarities from the Archives is a compilation from the early days of the ATA label and have since been unavailable. Among the tracks are the first three recordings The Sorcerers and the first recordings of The Mandatory Eight and The Yorkshire Film and Television Orchestra. The Lamp Lighters, The Rev Barrington Stanley and The Cadets also feature. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Camarades Breton - Camarades Breton

    Italian producer and DJ Camarades Breton AKA Stefano Murgia has released his self-titled album on cassette so it can be listened to continuously. It was recorded at home using basic equipment. It is a patchwork of ambient techno, hardcore, psychedelic electronic sounds and grime that, at times, is reminiscent of Seekersinternational and Filter Dread.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Saturday 30th May 2020

    Rina Sawayama - Sawayama

    After years of stupendous singles and EPs, modern dance music cult icon Rina Sawayama finally preps her first full-length album. Sawayama does everything that long-term fans of hers would expect it to, harking back to shiny, gleaming Nineties R&B pop in its production values but always looking towards the future in its sensibilities. 

    Due in: only 4 days to go
  • Sunday 31st May 2020

    Will Johnson - Wire Mountain

    Will Johnson was once known as Centro-Matic but is now on his sixth album under his own name. He's kind of like a Southern fried Robert Pollard both in delivery and reliability but Johnson is happy to move out of his comfort zone, Wire Mountain adds in a wealth of new textures to his lo-fi rocking sound and features a guest appearance from Thor Harris (Swans and Thor & Friends).  

    Due in: only 5 days to go
  • Sunday 31st May 2020

    Katherine Priddy - Letters From a Travelling Man / Come and Go

    Three separate re-pressings of her 2018 debut EP Wolf have led upcoming folk star Katherine Priddy to attempt to satisfy public demand for vinyl by pressing a 7” single. The A-side, ‘Letters From a Travelling Man’, is an upbeat American joint focussing on life on the road, with the flip side, ‘Come and Go’, a quieter duet with George Boomsma. 

    Due in: only 5 days to go
  • Sunday 31st May 2020

    Slift - Ummon

    Space rock band Slift hail from Toulouse, France. Their new LP, Ummon was written whilst on an extensive tour of Europe in 2019. What a great way to try those space rock jams out, live and direct. The three-piece are influenced by Science-fiction and specifically French writer Alain Damasio. On Stolen Body.

    Due in: only 5 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 346 days to go
  • Monday 1st June 2020

    Kar Pouzi - Red Sprite

    Kar Pouzi is the music-making moniker of Helen Papaioannou, a Leeds-born, Sheffield-based musician. Helen plays the baritone saxophone. On Red Sprite, she blends baritone sax with electronic sounds made by analogue synths which at points blend together and other points diverge building repetitive waves of sound. Cassette on Don’t Drone Alone. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Tuesday 2nd June 2020

    Various - Portals

    Portals: A Kosmische Journey through Outer Worlds and Inner Space is a double-vinyl, 13-track exploration of retro-futurist synthesiser music. Modern practitioners of the Berlin school inspired sound take us on a trip with their analogue and modular synthesizers fully set to cosmic. Includes tracks from Steve Moore, Ian Boddy, Polypores, Steve Roach, Listening Center, d’Voxx, Pleasure Corporation, Tungsten Mountain, Lisa Bella Donna, Nigel Mullaney, Johnny Woods, In The Branches + Bluetech and James Bernard.

    Presented on eyeball melting splatter vinyl and housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve - tip for all sonic psychonauts and armchair voyagers.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Ulrich Schnauss - A Long Way To Fall - Rebound

    German electronic music master Ulrich Schnauss has remastered and re-tooled his 2013 studio album A Long Way To Fall (subtitled Rebound) after recently getting back the recording rights to most of his back catalogue. This double-LP edition comes with re-imagined new artwork from long-term collaborator Nat Urazmetova. 

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Harald Grosskopf - Synthesist (40th Anniversary Edition)

    Synthesist by Harald Grosskopf is a classic German electronic music milestone originally released in 1980. The former Ashra drummer had his brain blown by LSD and started to venture further and further into electronic territories until he recorded this album completely on his own. It is comparable by fellow explorers Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze and has been re-pressed on yellow vinyl including a second disc on interpretations by the likes of Steve Baltes, Thorsten Quaeschning and Kreidler

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Skinshape - Oracolo

    Psychedelic bedroom pop from Palace’s bassist Skinshape. On Oracolo Will Dorey takes over all the instrumental duties and produces a joyous, dense and groove-heavy vinyl LP and CD. Borrowing influences from hip-hop, soul and funk, but spun through his unique one-man band aesthetic, Dorey is one to watch.

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Skinshape - Life & Love

    Skinshape is the project of one William Dorey. On Life & Love, his third album, the Brit makes gloriously lo-fi sounding funk and soul. Somehow finds the mid points between the likes of Jungle and Khruangbin, in that Dorey manages to be both silky smooth and somewhat experimental and playful. Good at reverb too. 

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Sessa - Grandeza

    Grandeza is the debut solo album by Brazilian musician, Sessa. Those who follow their Brazillian music will know him as a founding member of psych-rockers Garotas Suecas and from his collaborations with New York-based experimental guitarist Yontan Gat. This album however, sees him move in the direction Brazilian pop, Spiritual and free jazz and a vibe that comes off like Leonard Cohen-meets-Tropicalia.

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    LA Priest - Gene

    Off-kilter wonk-popper LA Priest (aka Sam Dust) returns with 'GENE' - a sophomore album capitalising on the knob twiddler's debut offering. The experimentalist was previously the leader of cult favourites Late of The Pier and similar sensibilities can be heard in the works of LA Priest - but with a more twisted and avant garde approach.

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Hinds - The Prettiest Curse

    Madrid-based indie-rock quartet Hinds shake off the vestiges of their lo-fi origins to make their most cinematic and biggest-sounding record to date. Housing recent lead single ‘Riding Solo’, the band’s third album The Prettiest Curse amplifies all of the distinctive elements of Hinds’ sound. 

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Sleeper - Smart (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

    Smart was the debut album by the only Britpop band to be named after a Woody Allen film, Sleeper. It was released in 1995, which means it is now 25 years old. To celebrate we have a 25th Anniversary Deluxe version of the album which features 10 extra tracks made up of b-sides and rarities from the same period. This was the album that contained the single Inbetweener and its follow-up Vegas.

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Melenas - Dias Raros

    Originating from the Spanish city of Pamplona, indie-pop quarter Melenas are breaking out of their country’s music scene for the first time with their second studio album Dias Raros, released on the Trouble In Mind imprint. A more melodic and psychedelic take on garage-rock conventions, it’s a fitting follow-up to their acclaimed self-titled debut a couple of years back. 

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Colin Stetson - Color Out Of Space (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Color Out of Space is a Nicholas Cage-fronted film where he finds himself battling an extra terrestrial organism. The main thing to note for readers of this site is its soundtrack which was written and performed by saxophone man and Norman Records favourite Colin Stetson. He approached the job by layering the sounds of coral reefs and processing the results. Interesting. Here is is on swish cosmic magenta wax. 

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Doomshakalaka - Doomshakalaka

    Those with long memories might recall Liverpudlian indie-rock outfit Hot Club De Paris in the late Noughties. Doomshakalaka is a new solo project from the former band’s bassist and singer Paul Rafferty, who’s subsequently fronted punk band Bad Meds, and its first, self-titled album is due in the summer on Moshi Moshi. 

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    El Michels Affair - Adult Themes

    Big Crown Records presents the first album of original compositions from El Michels Affair in 15 years. On Adult Themes, the band’s founder Leon Michels (with help from The Shacks’ Shannon Wise) quickly re-establishes the group’s sophisticated ‘cinematic soul’ aesthetic that they laid down way back in 2005.  

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    No Age - Goons Be Gone

    Their second album for Drag City and their sixth overall, Los Angeles noise-rock duo No Age present possibly their most luxuriantly loud album yet. Harking back to the EPs that first made their name at the end of the Noughties, Goons Be Gone gleefully piles self-recorded samples and basic, noisy riffs on top of one another. 

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Brigid Mae Power - Head Above The Water

    Head Above The Water is the third album from folk singer / songwriter Brigid Mae Power. She recorded the album in Scotland with regular collaborator Peter Broderick and acclaimed Scottish alt-folkie Alasdair Roberts. If you’ve not heard anything by her before, you need to get on board. She has been likened, in terms of arrangement and performance, to greats such as Judee Sill and Bill Callahan.

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Tokimonsta - Oasis Noturno

    US producer and DJ, Tokimonsta has been through the mill in the last five years. A debilitating illness which led to two brain surgeries and a loss of speech, hearing and ability to make music. She made a remarkable recovery to record the critically acclaimed Lune Rouge in 2017. Now she’s back again with Oasis Noturno, her 6th album, it punches with significant weight.

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 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: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Sonic Boom - All Things Being Equal

    Sonic Boom is Peter Kember, formerly of Spacemen 3 and Spectrum, and if you’ve forgotten all about him, that’s probably understandable because he released his one and only album, Spectrum, as Sonic Boom in 1990. He is back, however, with All Things Being Equal, an album that he was encouraged to make by Stereolab’s Tim Gane. Well, I’m excited, what about you?

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    GoGo Penguin - GoGo Penguin

    Manchester-based trio GoGo Penguin deliver another record of sprawling yet taut experimentalism embracing jazz, breakbeats and riffs for the legendary Blue Note label. GoGo Penguin, their sixth studio effort, sees Chris Illingworth, Rob Turner and Nick Blacka in the most inventive form of their career since their 2014 Mercury nomination. 

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  • Friday 5th June 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. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Westerman - Your Hero Is Not Dead

    After some promising singles and lots of hot tipping it's time for London songwriter Westerman to drop the big one. His well crafted electronic pop and soulful rock moves have been compared to the likes of Arthur Russell and Peter Gabriel  - so that place where the slightly experimental meets the mainstream. All bodes well...hopes are high for this one. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Jerry Joseph - Beautiful Madness

    Although he has practically no profile in Britain at all, in America Jerry Joseph is a cult hero, beloved by artists such as Drive-By Truckers and Jason Isbell, who both appear as backing musicians on Joseph’s first British release Beautiful Madness. Written over a number of years and inspired by the guitar school charities Joseph runs in war zones, it ought to represent a significant spotlight on his reputation.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Modern Nature - Annual

    How To Live, the debut album by Modern Nature was one of the highlights of 2019. It’s blend of Talk Talk-esque post rock, Anne Briggs folk stylings and ‘70s German supergroup Harmonia made it stand out in a crowded field. They’re back with a mini-album, Annual, which takes its inspiration from the seasonal observations made by main man Jack Cooper in a diary he was keeping. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Ulrich Schnauss - Far Away Trains Passing By

    German composer Ulrich Schnauss has a number of claims to fame under his belt - there’s his highly respected musician status, of course, he’s currently a member of German electronic legends Tangerine Dream, and he was sampled (illegally, as it turned out) by Guns N’ Roses. Now he’s remastering his whole back catalogue. The latest installment is his 2001 album Far Away Trains Passing By. Fans of Brian Eno, Tycho and Jon Hopkins, take note.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    The Spitfires - Life Worth Living

    Watford-based outfit The Spitfires keep up their impressive rate of industry with their fourth studio album in a little over half a decade. Alive with enervating, ska-influenced garage rock, Life Worth Living was guided by one-time Weller producer Simon Dine, and comes with a cheery and optimistic message of perseverance. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Current 93 - Horsey

    Featuring what I presume to be a horse on the sleeve is this luxury revamp of Horsey, Current 93's 1997 album. The album uses a variety of instruments to create an eerie, unsettling atmosphere aided and abetted by Nurse With Wound's Steven Stapleton. Originally released as part of a box set with Sol Invictus and Nurse With Wound the album was later released as a standalone entity and now comes with bonus unreleased mixes and alternate versions. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Current 93 - Sleep Has His House

    Sleep Has His House was an album released by Current 93 circa the year 2000 and is inspired by the passing of David Tibet's father. This new version is remastered from the original tapes and includes unreleased mixes and alternative versions. A meditative exercise in grief and loss, the album has regularly been cited as one of the band's best.   

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - Origin Vol. 1

    This looks lavish. It's a re-issue of the fourth album by Swedish psych-pop lot The Soundtrack To Our Lives re-issued on gold coloured vinyl in what is noted as a tri-fold sleeve. It was probably the high point of a career which saw them inspired the likes of the Beatles, the Stones and the Who and reaching number one in Sweden. Comes with five bonus tracks. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Sideways to New Italy

    Having scored one of the sleeper hits of the indie scene in 2018 with their debut Hope Downs, Australian quintet Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever waste no time in making a follow-up. Sideways To New Italy concerns how their relationships to their home country have changed in the aftermath of relentlessly touring the world over the last few years. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Eileen Gogan and The Instructions - Under Moving Skies

    Under Moving Skies is the new album by Eileen Gogan and The Instructions. Gogan, an Irish singer / songwriter, also produced the album. There’s a whole bunch of guests on here including Sean O'Hagan, Cathal Coughlan, Damian O'Neill, Terry Edwards and Stephen Ryan. Gogan’s voice has been likened to Sandy Denny and Kirsty MacColl. The music on offer takes its cues from a number of influences including Neil Young, Richard & Linda Thompson, Yo La Tengo, REM, Patti Smith and Can. Sounds pretty good, right?

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    The Blue Nile - High

    The Blue Nile have a famously sparse back catalogue, releasing just four albums in their 36 year career. They definitely believe the quality, not quantity trope. It turns out that there was some unreleased stuff knocking around, though. The reissue of their fourth and final album to date, 2004’s High, comes with an extra 32 minutes of music on the 2CD version. It is also being released on vinyl for the first time in its original 9 track form.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Fairuz - Maarifti Feek

    The reissue of the rare 1987 album Maarifti Feek by Lebanese diva Fairuz follows WEWANTSOUNDS reissue of the 1979 classic Wahdon in 2019 which gave the label a thirst for Lebanese music. Ziad Rahbani composed and orchestrated the album in his own inimitable jazz / funk way. It includes the track Overture 83.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Amnesia Scanner - As Tearless

    Boasting some pretty terrifying artwork, As Tearless is the second studio album by Berlin-based duo Amnesia Scanner. With guest features from Peruvian artist Lalita, Brazillian DJ/producer LYZZA and even metalcore band Code Orange, it’s another vast and bewildering sonic world that reflects our reality, where ecological and political collapse is encroaching. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Muzz - Muzz

    Muzz, the recently announced side-project fronted by Interpol’s Paul Banks and featuring former Jonathan Fire*Eater member Matt Barrick and producer / Bonny Light Horseman’s Josh Kaufman, presents its self-titled debut album on Matador Records, a soulful, dark and sonically lush collection. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta II – Dialogue with the Stars

    Memoria Vetusta II – Dialogue with the Stars is the seventh album by French band Blut Aus Nord. It was originally released in 2009. They play avant garde black metal which incorporates a very heavy version of shoegaze. Despite their black metal status, they’ve decided to reissue this on orange marbled vinyl which you’d think would be too bright for them. Nevertheless it will look great on your turntable and sound great blaring from your speakers.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God

    The Work Which Transforms God is the critically acclaimed fourth album by French avant garde black metal band Blut Aus Nord. It was originally released in 2003 and is widely regarded as one of their best albums. Terrorizer magazine crowned it album of the year. Remastered and pressed on half clear / half black vinyl.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Blut Aus Nord - Ultima Thulée

    Blut Aus Nord are a French Black Metal band who, unlike alot of other bands working in that genre have nothing to do with satanism. Instead they use avant garde influences to push the boundaries of Black Metal leading to boundary pushing work that straddles across genres. Ultima Thulée is their debut LP from 1995 which now comes on remastered clear with blue splatter wax. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Longpigs - The Sun Is Often Out

    The Sun is Often Out is the debut album by Sheffield band Longpigs and was originally released in 1996. The band were fronted by Crispin Hunt and featured Richard Hawley on guitar. The Sun is Often Out contains the singles She Said and On and On. If you love your Britpop-era stuff and are too young to remember this you’d be advised to get involved. If you just want to relive those hedonistic ‘90s, then you’re welcome, too.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Phoenix Foundation - Buffalo (10 Year Anniversary Edition)

    New Zealand indie-rock outfit The Phoenix Foundation began picking up wider international recognition upon the release of their fourth album Buffalo back in 2010. Featuring guest spots from Connan Mockasin among others, Memphis Industries now gives it a 10th anniversary re-issue on ocean blue vinyl. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Trickfinger - She Smiles Because She Presses The Button

    Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante releases his third studio album under his Trickfinger alias. Following the project’s two self-titled albums (2015 and 2017 respectively), She Smiles Because She Presses The Button is arguably Frusciante’s most coherent vision yet, somehow holding together a diverse mixture of electronic and guitar-based music. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Bonjintan - Dental Kafka

    Recorded back in the summer of 2018, Dental Kafka is the second album-length project by Bonjintan, the collaboration between cult hero guitarist Jim O’Rourke and Japanese free-jazz icon Akira Sakata. Teaming up with pianist Giovanni Di Domenico and percussionist Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, it consists of four side-length pieces of avant-garde and free-form jazz adventures. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Jockstrap - Wicked City

    Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye present their second Jockstrap EP for Warp Records. Intended as a diametrical opposite in sonic terms to 2018’s Love Is The Key To The City release, Wicked City is another impressive collection of alchemical DIY pop, with seemingly incongruous elements of jazz, classical and electronica bouncing off of each other. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    The Stroppies - Look Alive!

    The Stroppies are another pop band from Australia who play easy to love guitar music with the haphazard feel of a lot of their forbearers. The band initially started as the duo of Angus Lord and Claudia Serfaty with the premise being to get their musical ideas down as fast as possible and even though they've expanded into a full band there is still an urgency and freshness about their lo-fi pop which recalls the more melodic end of the Flying Nun roster. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Revolutionary Army of The Infant Jesus - Songs of Yearning

    Revolutionary Army of The Infant Jesus are a unique ensemble who emerged out of Liverpool in 1985. Their identity is a bit of a mystery and they shun any kind of publicity yet they have built up quite the following particularly in Europe. Songs of Yearning is their fourth album and is typical of their work in that it combines ambient and neo-classical influenced pieces with ethereal vocals and a influences from Eastern Europe.  

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Revolutionary Army of The Infant Jesus - Nocturnes

    Elsewhere on these pages you can find Songs of Yearning  - the fourth album from shadowy Liverpool collective Revolutionary Army of The Infant Jesus. Nocturnes is intended as a sister album, an entirely new set of recordings that explore the themes of Songs of Yearning from a totally different angle. The band are a unique proposition, blending neoclassical and ambient influences into a swirling, evocative sound that has slowly evolved since their beginnings in 1985.  

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    OHMME - Fantasize Your Ghost

    One of the best bands to have emerged from Chicago’s indie scene in the last decade, Sima Cunnningham and Macie Stewart present their sophomore OHMME album, Fantasize Your Ghost. An exploration of indie, hip-hop and experimental music, it doubles down on the adventurous nature of their 2018 debut LP Parts

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Vanishing Twin - In Piscina

    Highly praised psychedelic quintet Vanishing Twin follow up last year’s exceptional sophomore album The Age of Immunology with a brand new 7” EP on blue vinyl. In Piscina! is a small, concise collection of four groove-based instrumentals channelling the spirit of early Stereolab, released to finance their North American tour. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Tenci - My Heart Is An Open Field

    Chicago-based singer-songwriter Jess Shoman has remarkably developed her bedroom project Tenci to the point of performing as a full band and releasing its debut solo album in little over a year. Arriving via Keeled Scales, My Heart Is An Open Field is a collection of skeletal, sparse and disarming folk. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Filmmaker - Royal Dungeon EP

    Four incredible tracks of physical, pummelling EBM from Colombian artist and producer Filmmaker on his new Royal Dungeon EP. Up to now, he’s been taking the electronic music scene by storm with a number of impressive albums on various labels, and at the same time grabbing the attention of punk fans. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Erik Hall - Music For 18 Musicians (Steve Reich)

    A real labour of love, this one - when Steve Reich first published Music For 18 Musicians in 1976, he advised that it should probably be performed with more people even than that, given the intensity it requires. Producer Erik Hall went in the other direction, painstakingly re-creating the piece by hand, one instrument and one section at a time in live, single takes, making for an impressive and insightful experience.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Tom James Scott - Mine Is The Heron

    The new album from Tom James Scott takes its title from a a Virginia Woolfe verse in case you were wondering (which I was) and sees the artist in reflective mood playing fragile shards of piano that seem as if they are about to break or snap at any moment. The album is a true back-to-nature recording pairing the piano with found sounds and evocative percussion perfect to lose yourself in as spring turns to summer.  

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Machinefabriek with Anne Bakker - Oehoe

    Dutch field recorder and ambient producer Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) is known for his field recordings mixed with haunting drones. On Oehoe, he collaborates with violinist Anne Bakker, who also provides vocal support, to create a devastatingly intimate mix of minimalist strings and merciless synthesizers.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Easy - Radical Innocence

    Sweden’s Easy were big in their county’s indie rock scene in the early ‘90s. Their history is sewn into the fabric of Swedish music too as Agnetha Fältskog, one of the As in ABBA, used to be the singer’s babysitter. They toured the UK with The Charlatans, The Jesus and Mary Chain, House of Love and Lush but it never translated into sales over here. They have a new album, Radical Innocence, which sees them bring back their mix of Sonic Youth-level racket and Beach Boys-level sweetness. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Trixie Mattel - Barbara

    Following the chart success of her second album One Stone in 2018, American drag queen superstar Trixie Mattel brings her new album Barbara to vinyl and CD. Named in honour of the Barbie doll look which inspired her aesthetic, it includes a Lavender Country cover and a love song dedicated to actor Jesse Eisenberg. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Roxy Girls - A Wealth of Information

    Roxy Girls are a post punk band from Sunderland and feature no girls in their line-up. Their influences include XTC and Wire. A Wealth of Information is their second mini album. They have toured with The Murder Capital, Du Blonde and Flamingods, among others and had their previous mini album produced by Peter Brewis of Field Music. It seems they keep good company.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Roly Porter - Kistvaen

    Named after a peculiar kind of ancient tomb found largely in south-western England, Kistvaen marks the return of Roly Porter to the Subtext label. Recorded in Bristol at a variety of performances and rehearsals, it’s Porter’s fourth full-length, consisting of field recordings and wordless vocals. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    SOHN - SOHN Live with the Metropole Orkest

    Recorded on the opening night of the 2019 Amsterdam Music Event, SOHN Live with the Metropole Orkest sees Christopher Michael Taylor performing with the Grammy-winning, 54-piece Dutch jazz/pop orchestra and conductor Hans Ek. It’s a double-LP with unique reinventions of SOHN’s finest moments. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    The Grid - Flotation - Special Request Remix

    The Grid were the project of Dave Ball (better known as the moustachioed half of Soft Cell) and producer Richard Norris (now better known as Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve). Floatation was their debut release  - a slice of ambient house that was an instant classic and a cult favourite. DJ Paul Woolford likes it so much he has now produced a special thirteen minute edit which you can now get on clear vinyl with a Norris edit over on the flip. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Free Nationals - Free Nationals

    Free Nationals are the band you would usually see backing Anderson Paak, so you know they’re top notch musicians. They are now striking out on their own with an eponymous album influenced by the likes of Stevie Wonder, BB King, Al Green and Herbie Hancock. Guests include Anderson Paak, Khadja Bonet, Mac Miller and Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Yuji Ohno - Golden Dog (Original Soundtrack)

    Golden Dog (Original Soundtrack) by Yuji Ohno was originally released in 1979. Ohno is best known for his soundtracks to Anime such as Lupin III and Captain Future. So if you’re fans of those particular soundtracks and a dog lover, you may well want to get on board with this jazz funk classic.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Sean McCann, Matthew Sullivan & Alex Twomey - Saturday Night

    LA Based composer and experimental artist Sean McCann got together with two old friends, classical / electronic musician Alex Twomey and avant-garde jazzer Matthew Sullivan to create Saturday Night. The album contains pieces that reflect their relaxed vibe with pianos and cellos, tempered with tape experiments fighting for space over keyboards. Includes 20 page booklets with photos chronicling how the album came together.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Aki Onda - Nam June’s Spirit Was Speaking To Me

    Nam June’s Spirit Was Speaking To Me is a heartfelt musical tribute from a modern-day pioneer to one from yesteryear. New York-based artist Aki Onda renders the music of Korean multi-media pioneer Nam June Paik. Originally commissioned by documenta 14's radio program ‘Every Time A Ear di Soun’ in 2017, the vinyl comes with a 20-page booklet. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    -(16)- - Dream Squasher

    Band names never cease to amaze me. This Southern California band is called -(16)- I thought the extra dash in the title above was part of their name however it is a Norman Records dash. The thing is with -(16)- is that they've been around since '93 and so are pretty much ahead of the curve with their name punctuation. Dream Squasher is their eight full length and takes their sludge metal to deeper depths and despite the mess of everything have tried to make a lyrically positive record. Good luck with that. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Jeff Russo - Lucy In The Sky (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Lucy In The Sky was a 2019 film starring Nicola Portman  - a sad but hopeful tale loosely based around the activities of astronaut Lisa Nowak. Jeff Russo was drafted in to write the score which echoes the feel of the film with a tranquil collection of synths, otherworldly sounds and uplifting melodies. This potential future classic score is now available on 2LP wax courtesy of Mondo Music. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Black Sabbath - The End

    The final live performance of Black Sabbath, recorded at the end of a triumphant Farewell Tour in (where else?) Birmingham. This documentation is available in a veritable cornucopia of formats, combining audio and video options across various combinations of CD, LP, DVD and Blu-Ray formats, Plus the option of a box-set packed with material, plectrums, a badge, a booklet… So much Sabbath to enjoy. The End is released by Eagle Rock.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Biosphere - Dropsonde

    First released in 2006, Biosphere's Dropsonde was part of his catalogue of deep ambience. Though beloved of listeners of aquatic, immersive techno, Biosphere also found his music regularly heard in TV adverts and idents. Nothing that should put you off delving into this re-issue which adds seven previously unreleased recordings to the package. Otherworldly bliss throughout.  

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Hendrix - Band Of Gypsys (50th Anniversary Edition)

    Marking the 50th anniversary of its release, Jimi Hendrix’s often-overlooked Band of Gypsys live album gets a re-issue on dark red marble vinyl. Recorded with a new line-up with Buddy Miles on drums and Billy Cox on bass over two live performances on New Year’s Day 1970 at the Fillmore East, this edition is remastered from analogue tapes courtesy of Hendrix’s engineer Eddie Kramer. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Mr Oizo - M-Seq EP

    Originally released in 1997, a couple of years before his chart-slaying ‘Flat Beat’, M-Seq was the second EP from French producer Quentin Dupieux under his Mr Oizo moniker. Consisting of five slithery, funky and minimalist pieces of house, it gets a limited edition re-issue on 12” via F Communications. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Polysick - Flora e Fauna

    Italian producer Egisto Sopor releases his first Polysick album for Edizioni Mondo. In his familiar, cinematic way, he tells the story of an altered state walkabout in Rome on Flora E Fauna over eight tracks that utilise deep, ambient moods and subtly placed field recordings of city life and the countryside. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Various - Hillbillies In Hell: Volume X

    A lovingly researched and presented double-vinyl compilation of 16 (often eye-wateringly rare) tracks of God-fearing, hell-obsessed outlaw country and bluegrass music from the likes of The Phipps Family, Swanee River Boys and Charlie Moore, Hillbillies In Hell: Volume X. Features liner notes from Alvin Lucia. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Various - Troubled Troubadours

    An immaculately researched and lovingly presented compilation of 16 tracks of desperation, hardship and bad luck tales from the likes of Hank Williams Jr., Dolly Parton and Lorene Mann, Troubled Troubadours is a snapshot of a thriving but often overlooked music scene in the late Sixties and early Seventies. Features detailed liner notes from Alvin Lucia. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Cybotron - Colossus

    A hard-to-find but massively important milestone in the development of alternative rock in Australia, Cybotron’s third studio album Colossus, originally released in 1978, is finally getting a re-issue on vinyl. Forging together kosmiche influences, progressive-rock and electronic sounds, it garnered a significant cult following in the Melbourne scene. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Various - Detroit Punk Archive presents: The End of the Night (1976-1983)

    Featuring early music from some of American alternative music’s luminaries - including producer Don Was (in The Traitors), Swans guitarist Norman Westberg (in Route 666) and members of L7 (in The Blind and Retro) - as well as tracks produced by Wayne Kramer, Detroit Punk Archive presents: The End of the Night (1976-1983) is a snapshot of the city’s first-wave punk at its highest peak. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Ennio Morricone - A Fistful of Dollars

    One of Sergio Leone's several thousand renowned Spaghetti Westerns, 'A Fistful Of Dollars', also has a fantastic soundtrack, which is being reissued on 10" with all seven original tracks. The music was written by Ennio Morricone, and is based on old arrangements that he Spaghetti-ified for Leone's benefit -- he layered whistles on top of his old work to give the soundtrack its signature sound.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Ennio Morricone - Once Upon A Time In The West

    A very limited and expensive new pressing of one of Ennio Morricone's most iconic scores. 'Once Upon A Time In The West' is an epic post-"Dollar trilogy" Sergio Leone spaghetti western, written by Bertolucci and Argento and starring Henry Fonda and Charles Bronson. Expect broadly painted scenes and characters, drama and romance with Morricone's orchestra, Alessandro "The Whistler" Alessandroni's choir and singing lady Edda Dell'Orso, resplendent on black-streaked orange vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with a 12"x12" poster.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Ennio Morricone - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    One of the most iconic and immediately recognisable soundtracks of all time, Ennio Morricone’s score to Sergio Leone’s classic 1966 spaghetti Western The Good, The Bad & The Ugly is re-issued on coloured vinyl with alternative album artwork. The yodelling, whistling and gunfire punctuates a stirring and atmospheric listening experience. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Ennio Morricone - For a Few Dollars More

    Totally classic soundtrack from the master Ennio Morricone. That spaghetti-western sound is as familiar as it is as a direct consequence of this man’s work, and For A Few Dollars More is a particularly outstanding example from his 500+ soundtrack body of work (yes really). Reissued LP with a miniature poster bearing Clint Eastwood’s steely features.

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Alessandro Alessandroni - Ritmo dell'industria n. 2

    Responsible for the high lonesome whistle in Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack for The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, library musician Alessandro Alessandroni’s catalogue is a vast and largely undiscovered chasm of creativity. Ritmo dell'industria N. 2, from 1969, is one of his first works and gets a timely re-issue on vinyl. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Goblin - Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (1975-79)

    Famous for scoring some of the most iconic soundtracks in film history, Goblin worked regularly with filmmaker Dario Argento for the likes of Profondo Rosso and Suspiria. AMS Records collects their work from their golden period of 1975 to 1979 for Greatest Hits Vol. 1, which serves as a fantastic entry point for any newcomer. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    The Cakekitchen - Trouble Again In This Town

    An icon in his native New Zealand’s underground music scene, Graeme Jefferies delivers his first album in four years, and his first to be released in America in nearly a decade. To that end, he revives The Cakekitchen on Trouble Again In This Town, a collection that’s easily equal to past glories. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Nick Lowe - Lay It On Me

    Backed up by his masked band Los Straitjackets, English songwriting veteran Nick Lowe produces this fascinating new four-track EP, Lay It On Me. Featuring two new compositions and a cover of Dorsey Burnette’s ‘Here Comes That Feeling’, he gets behind the production desk for the final track, his backing group’s cover of Bananarama hit ‘Venus’. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Modulator II - Slivered Hearse

    French band Modulator II return from the triumph of their self-titled 2018 album with Silvered Hearse, another trip into the light fantastic via garage rock, space rock and psychedelia. Led by new track ‘The Big Crunch’, it’s highly recommended for any fans of John Dwyer’s various Oh Sees output. 

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  • Friday 5th June 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! 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver - Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1

    A mouth-watering line-up of free jazz musician Daniel Carter, pianist Matthew Shipp and double bassist William Parker, who already have a creative simpatico stretching back decades, plus the inclusion of jazz drummer Gerald Cleaver, Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1 is the first of two dazzling collaborative albums. 

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  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Zenobia - Halak Halak

    At the cutting-edge of Palestine’s rapidly expanding electronic music scene, Haifa-based duo Zenobia (consisting of Nasser Halahlih and Isam Elias) present their much-anticipated debut album Halak Halak, capitalising on the buzz generated by their first EP and combining Levantine folk sounds with synths and powerful percussion. 

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Pauline Oliveros & Alan Courtis - Telematic Concert

    An uncanny presaging of how we’re all having to live and work now, Telematic Concert, a live performance recorded in October 2009 of American electronic musician Pauline Oliveros and Argentinian artist Alan Courtis, was an improvised live collaboration rendered possible through remote technology. It’s the first ever release of the recordings, and the first in the Spleencoffin label’s new Vault Series. 

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Shaw & Grossfeldt - Klavier

    Shaw & Grossfeldt is Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco and newcomer Bas Grossfeld who takes an arty approach to music-making. Their new album, Klavier, combines the prepared piano work of Hauschka (AKA german pianist Volker Bertlemann) and dub techno using a Disklavier. The results are thoughtful, graceful, elegant and haunting.

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Jim O'Rourke - Shutting Down Here

    Jim O’Rourke’s latest album, Shutting Down Here, is inspired by 30 years of wonder brought about by a fascination with the Music Research Group in Paris, known as the GRM. O’Rourke has visited twice, once before his career had taken flight and again as a renowned musician, producer, composer and songwriter. All of O’Rourke’s experience makes this a varied yet coherent work.

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Drogtech - Fractured

    More melodic, downtempo and head-nodding electronica from Polish artist Lukasz Palys with his third Drogtech album Fractured. Influenced by other producers such as Tycho, Helios and Hammock. It follows in the footsteps of his two acclaimed self-released full-lengths and a clutch of impressive EP material. 

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Friday 5th June 2020

    Azu Tiwaline - Draw Me A Silence

    Exploring her Berber heritage via a kaleidoscopic mixture of psychedelia, dub, industrial and techno, Tunisian-based producer Azu Tiwaline releases her debut album Draw Me A Silence. Released over two halves earlier in 2020, the entire record arrives on vinyl and demands to be listened to as a whole. 

    Due in: only 10 days to go
  • Saturday 6th June 2020

    Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids

    Swiss extreme / black metal band Hellhammer pioneered the genre in the early ‘80s along with acts such as Venom and Bathory. They featured Tom G Warrior and Martin Eric Ain who went on to form the equally influential Celtic Frost. Their 1984 classic, Apocalyptic Raids is getting a welcome reissue on LP and CD with bonus material and booklets.

    Due in: only 11 days to go
  • Saturday 6th June 2020

    Marion - The World and Body

    The World and Body is the 1996 debut from Cheshire Britpop lads Marion. It was one of only two albums the band released during their career. It includes the singles Sleep, Let’s All Go Together, Toys for Boys and Time. Strictly limited gold vinyl with a print signed by singer Jamie Harding. On Demon.

    Due in: only 11 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Ulrich Schnauss - Goodbye

    Ulrich Schauss is a German composer whose early records gained popularity for a kind of dramatic shoegaze 'n' synth sound  - something like Boards of Canada backed by the instrumental members of U2. Perfect synth-gaze fodder for driving an Audi through a mountain pass. Goodbye was his third album which continues to hone this ethereal soundtracky sound with nods to Harold Budd and Brian Eno along the way. Re-issue on Scripted Realities.  

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Red Sparowes - The Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer

    Tenth anniversary re-issue of Red Sparowes much adored third album The Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer. As the title suggests, this is post-rock at it's most filmic. The use of the pedal steel guitar ensures they stand out from their contemporaries and the band have histories in the equally heavy likes of the Halifax Pier and Isis. Time to re-dip your toe into their murky waters. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    UR - Knights Of The Jaguar EP

    Another classic re-press from Underground Resistance with the legendary Knights of the Jaguar. A techno track but with a quite different sound to some of the other UR releases featuring heavy disco-influenced strings over melodic keys, soft drum patterns and a deep house almost balearic vibe. Infectious and uplifting and of course always in high demand on vinyl so now is your chance. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Maserati - Enter The Mirror

    Athens, Georgia instrumental rockers Maserati return with Enter The Mirror, their first album in 5 years. They’ve chosen John Congleton to produce this one, which could be a wise move given his history with fellow instrumental band, Explosions In The Sky. The guitar sound has been modelled on INXS and the drum sound on Phil Collins classic ‘80s sound, apparently. Make of that what you will. Fellow Athenian and former REM drummer Bill Berry makes a guest appearance.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Built To Spill - Built To Spill Plays The Songs of Daniel Johnston

    More than just an average tribute album, Built To Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston originated when the American indie veterans were invited to stand in as the late singer-songwriter’s backing band in 2017 for a few shows. This new 11-track compilation is constructed around actual rehearsal material, with the trio Doug Martsch, Jason Albertini and Steve Gere heard performing. Johnston, however, does not feature. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Jehnny Beth - To Love Is To Live

    Jehnny Beth, or Camille Berthomier to give her her real name, is known for fronting rock band Savages and also as one half of French lo-fi duo John and Jehn. With To Love Is To Live she is stepping out, on record, on her own for the first time. It was produced by Atticus Ross, Flood, and Johnny Hostile, whilst The xx’s Romy Madley-Croft, Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy, and IDLES frontman Joe Talbot all contribute to the album.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Wesley Gonzalez - Appalling Human

    After the apparently confident title of his debut album, Excellent Musician, indie-rocker Wesley Gonzalez turns on himself with its follow up, Appalling Human. He says that life - therapy, relationship break-up, family arguments - got in the way as he set out to record his second album. This led to him reevaluating his life and catharsis by way of confessional lyrics. The album is more electronic than its predecessor, apparently influenced by Ghanaian House Music. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 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: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Drab City - Good Songs For Bad People

    Drab City are newly signed to former Cocteau Twin, Simon Raymonde’s Bella Union label. Good Songs For Bad People is their debut album. It combines the sounds of the classic David Axelrod albums, Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience with dub, hip-hop, dream-pop and jazz. Lyrically, themes such as love, alienation and revenge dominate.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Wiki - OOFIE

    OOFIE is the second solo album from former Ratking and Secret Circle member Wiki, and one which ought to further boost his already impressive reputation. The New York-based rapper is joined by Denzel Curry and Lil Ugly Mane on the record’s lead single ‘Grim’, and the LP itself contains guest spots from Princess Nokia and Lansky Jones. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    John Williams - Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [picture disc]

    Eye-popping picture disc edition containing the legendary John Williams’ suitably epic soundtrack to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the ninth and final instalment in the saga and directed by the returning J.J. Abrams. Just like the last two movies, it was recorded with a 102-piece orchestra together with the 100-strong Los Angeles Master Chorale. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Manic Street Preachers - Gold Against The Soul

    Manic Street Preachers moved studios and in the process unearthed a load of tapes from the Gold Against The Soul sessions. It seemed only right for them to reissue the album as a deluxe set and include a bunch of extra tracks. Gold Against the soul was the band’s second album, originally released in 1993. Includes the single From Despair To Where. Extra tracks come as download with LP version.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Liam Gallagher - MTV Unplugged

    Old monkey chops himself, Liam Gallagher was ill when Oasis recorded their obligatory MTV Unplugged set in 1996. Fortunately for him he’s carved out a solo career for himself so he could finally get to record one despite the band being defunct. His set includes a run through some of his solo favourites, but there’s a handful of Oasis classics in there, too.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Kate NV - Room For The Moon

    Kate NV is a Moscow-based producer, songwriter and composer with a background in post-punk. She was a member of Russian band ГШ, or GS for those who can’t read Cyrillic (like me!). Her latest album, Room For The Moon, follows-up  для FOR and sees her manipulated vocals woven into a fabric of xylophone, guitars, sax and synth. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Photay - Waking Hours

    In response to the disintegrating chaos of the modern world, one which requires us to always be ‘on-brand’ and filling each moment with activity, New York’s Evan Shornstein gives us his second full-length Photay album Waking Hours, a meditative and calm plea for being satisfied with simply being

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Black Devil - Lucifer Is A Flower

    Black Devil is the alter ego of Bernard Fevre known mostly for the Black Devil Disco Club album which was released initially in 1978 but found favour with listeners a couple of decades later. Lucifer Is A Flower is his final album, as inventive as all of his previous work and a fitting epitaph for a legendary musician. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Peaking Lights - E S C A P E

    First LP in over three years from the husband and wife duo Peaking Lights. Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis have built a reputation for making dreamy, dub-infused psych and electronica that helps take the listener into a faraway dreamscape. Hence E S C A P E which helps to provide just that for their listeners - a transcendental, celestial journey for both daydreams and discotheques. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Kahil El'Zabar - Spirit Groove

    Spirit Groove is the latest missive from jazz master Kahil El’Zabar and like a lot of his work over the past forty years has been made in tandem with sax legend David Murray.  Otherwise El’Zabar brings in younger players to provide a youthful freshness to his soulful jazz and groove. a spiritual and explorative journey.  

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Nightports w/ Betamax - Nightports w/ Betamax

    VHS vs Betamax was the great home video fight of the early '80s but now we get Nightports Vs Betamax. Nightports are two musicians from Leeds and Hull who are experts in manipulating electronics and here team up with drum wizard Betamax of The Comet is Coming. Their rule is to only use the sounds made by the musician (i.e no sampling, found sounds etc) and they utilise the wild, improvised drumming to it's limit, finding melodies and hidden rhythms and manipulate them to their own end.  

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Metamatics - Midnight Sun Pig

    Midnight Sun Pig by Metamatics was originally released in 2000. It is the project of Lee Anthony Jude Norris who has also recorded under the names Norken, Nacht Plank and Autumn Of Communion. He makes cerebral electronic music drawing influence from Brian Eno, Gary Numan and Depeche Mode. His work has been admired by the likes of Laurent Garnier, Nicolas Lutz, John Foxx and Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    February Montaine - Mount Nod / Peaking Lights Heater Dub

    February Montaine made happy/sad DIY bedroom pop music that you all need to hear. He has been championed by the likes of Trevor Jackson and the bloke from Late From the Pier the latter of whom has made it his mission to let the world hear the music Montaine was working on when he passed away in 1991. As a special temptation Peaking Lights have re-worked the track into one of their dub disco shapes on the flip. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Orlando Weeks - A Quickening

    Inspired by becoming a father for the first time 18 months ago, former Maccabees frontman Orlando Weeks presents his debut solo album A Quickening. A delicate, ethereal album recalling the likes of Talk Talk and Kate Bush, it’s full of the thrills and anxieties of a completely new type of responsibility. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Kidbug - Kidbug

    Joyful Noise presents the self-titled debut album from Kidbug, featuring members of Eerie Wanda (Marina Tadic), Dumb Numbers (Adam Harding), Swans (Thor Harris) and Best Coast (Bobb Bruno). Laid down in a three-day recording session convened around Christmas 2018, Kidbug is a thing of spontaneous, dreamy magic. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Healing Potpourri - Blanket Of Calm

    Most of everything these days wants you to feel bad so a round of applause for Healing Potpourri who want to make music to make you feel better about things. Blanket of Calm contains eleven sunny day tracks to soundtrack what will hopefully be better days to come. A healing and soothing album of heartwarming orchestral pop full of positive vibes. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Naeem - Startisha

    Startisha by Naeem takes its cues from a number of genres. This is not surprising when you consider that the Baltimore-based musician has worked with the Avalanches, Bon Iver, Big Red Machine and Mouse on Mars. Despite these influences, he wanted to make an absolutely solo album. This did not come to pass, however, as his infectious enthusiasm pulled people in meaning Justin Vernon, Ryan Olson, Swamp Dogg, Velvet Negroni, Francis and the Lights, Amanda Blank and Micah James all contributed.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Dougie Poole - The Freelancer's Blues

    Brooklyn-based songwriter Dougie Poole further develops his esoteric and diverse indie/country musical hybrid with second studio album, The Freelancer’s Blues. Although this is a fully fleshed-out band affair, it still retains the lo-fi bedroom-bound spirit of his acclaimed 2017 debut Wideass Highway

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Marc Acardipane feat. Mescalinum United - We Have Arrived

    Marc Acardipane is the alter ego of DJ and producer Marc Trauner who has worked under a variety of names producing hardcore techno for the Planet Core Productions imprint. We Have Arrived is known as being perhaps the first hardcore techno track and for being remixed by Aphex Twin on his Classics LP. A rare chance to get this on vinyl. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Street Kids - Game No. 1 / Last Night (You Moved Me)

    Game No.1 by South African 5-piece Street Kids was originally released in 1983. It features all the smooth, soulful, squelchy disco funk you could want on one track. On the other side you get (Last Night) You Moved Me, an even smoother tune to end the night with. Both tracks featured on the band’s 1984 album Dancin’ All Night. On Rush Hour.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Gimmik - Entre Les Chambres

    Gimmik is Martin Haidinger. He is known for his synth work and glitchy beats, being part of the duo Abfahrt Hinwil and releasing on labels such as Toytronic, Worm Interface, Hertz-Schrittmacher. His last Gimmik release was way back in the mid ‘00s. He returned in 2019 with Entre Les Chambres an album featuring two long-form pieces of beatless synths, being released as a cassette on his own label, Hidden Reality. It is now released on vinyl through n5MD.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Sven Wunder - Eastern Flowers (Doğu Çiçekleri)

    Translating as Eastern Flowers in Turkish, Doğu Çiçekleri was the beginning of Swedish avant-garde artist Sven Wunder’s career arc. Painting an impression of the flora and wildlife of the Mediterranean / Levantine area through sound, it drew on Turkish rock and European jazz-funk to appeal to fans of psychedelia, prog-rock and electronica alike. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Sven Wunder - Wabi Sabi

    Wabi Sabi is the second album on Piano Piano Records by Swedish artist Sven Wunder. Inspired and informed by the eponymous philosophy of the acceptance of impermanence and imperfection, the album is a breathtaking sonic canvas which appeals to fans of psychedelia, progressive rock, jazz and electronica alike. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Bibio - Sleep On The Wing

    Following shortly on from his tenth Bibio album Ribbons, Stephen Wilkinson delivers a new ten-track EP. Continuing with the method of building his compositions with a variety of self-played instruments, Sleep On The Wing is a largely instrumental collection that dwells on themes of escapism and decompression from modern life. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Zaliva-D - Immorality

    Immortality is the new EP from Chinese audio / visual electronic duo Zaliva-D who are made up of producer Li Chao and VJ Aisin-Gioro Yuanjin. They love data so much that they believe it can overcome any problems to do with mind, body or things in the ether. This theme is central to the EP. It is blustering, joyful and psychedelic. On Knekelhuis.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Disheveled Cuss - Disheveled Cuss

    Dishevelled Cuss is the work of one man - singer and guitarist Nick Reinhart - who once fronted Tera Melos. He also played in Big Walnuts Yonder with the legendary Mike Watt, Nels Cline of Wilco and Greg Saunier of Deerhoof. He has contributed to a number of other bands across a number of genres, too, including Best Coast, Death Grips and Portugal. On his solo project’s eponymous debut he plays music in the style of the bands he loved growing up, namely Pixies, Teenage Fanclub and Smashing Pumpkins.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    The Armed - Only Love

    The Armed are a Detroit punk collective whose main quirk is to collaborate with different drummers on each release. Here they have hooked up with Ben Koller of Converge who reconnects with bandmate Kurt Ballou who is named as Executive Producer. The result is an album in which their signature intensity threatens to boil over as the band try to locate new and innovative ways to present their hardcore and metal-influenced sound. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Radar Men From The Moon - The Bestial Light

    Radar Men From The Moon (sometimes abbreviated to RMFTM) are a Dutch psychedelic/experimental band with a host of records under their belt. The Bestial Light sees them joined by two new members  - a vocalist and second drummer  - in order to expand their mind bending sound further. In the past they have explored space-rock and drone but The Bestial Light sees them heading towards a heavy industrial sound with nods towards Swans and Einstürzende Neubauten

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Psychic Graveyard - A Bluebird Vacation

    Not everyone uses fireworks as musical instruments (I can only recall Disco Inferno adding them to the chorus of their I'm Still In Love) but Psychic Graveyard like to push the sonic envelope. On this new album they drop their guitars for...um...fireworks and other less traditional sounds and lyrically discuss mental illness and medication on a record in equal parts messy and beautiful. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Death Valley Girls - Breakthrough

    Death Valley Girls as you might expect have a scorched and blasted punk and metal sound which hit paydirt on their 2018 album Darkness Rains. This is their first new material since then and is presented as a two track 7" featuring two new recordings both are which are covers. On the A side they have a go at Atomic Rooster (via the Funkees) Breakthrough whilst over on the flip is Daniel Johnston's Rock 'n' Roll/EGA  - an apt choice as the band once served as Johnston's backing band. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - My Jamaican Dub / The Healer

    Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band are an enigmatic bunch from Hamburg, Germany. One thing that’s not so shrouded in mystery, however, is their tunes. They have graced the decks of many a DJ from Brazil to Berlin. Here we have a 7” featuring two steel drum covers. One side is My Jamaican Dub, a version of Grace Jones’ My Jamaican Guy with a version of Eyrkah Badu’s The Healer on the flip.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    El Michels Affair - Reasons / Hipps

    Two sides from the El Michels Affair on Big Crown. Side one, Reasons, is a collaboration with Finnish soul singer Bobby Oroza, an exquisite ballad adorned with rich guitar. Side two is Hipps, a track lifted from their recent Adult Themes LP. Whilst the LP needs to be listened to as a whole to fully appreciate its majesty, the incredible beat and horns on Hipps meant it was capable of standing on its own two feet.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    GUM - Out In The World

    While not being involved in Australian outfits Tame Impala and Pond, Jay Watson has released a string of impressive psychedelic rock albums under the alias GUM, a reference to kids’ claymation series ‘Gumby’ which he loved as a kid. Out In The World is his fifth such record, and ought to maintain his high critical acclaim. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Lido Pimienta - Miss Colombia

    Lido Pimienta is a Colombian musician and artist who now lives in Toronto, Canada. The themes of her work include gender politics, race, motherhood and identity. Miss Colombia melds cumbia, the traditional music of her homeland, with electronica. It follows her 2016 album La Papessa which won the Polaris (Canadian album of the year) prize.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Electric Moon - You Can See The Sound Of...

    Can we see sound? Some people claim to do so and on this latest release from Electric Moon they invite you to come and see their music. This was originally a 12" EP but has since been extended into a full length album and released on the vintage format of CD. Electric Moon are known for their trippy psychedelics and long form atmospherics for fans of Pink Floyd and Amon Duul

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Peter Gabriel - Rated PG

    Exploring his long-established interest in film, Rated PG is a new compilation collecting Peter Gabriel songs featured in movies - be they written specifically for use in a film, or just used by a director for a particular emotional effect. Originally released as a picture disc for Record Store Day 2019, it now gets a wider re-issue on regular vinyl. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Paint - Spiritual Vegas

    Paint is Pedrum Siadatian, guitarist and songwriter from L.A garage/psych rockers Allah-Las. He released his eponymous debut back in 2018 which drew comparisons to Mac DeMarco, Kevin Ayers and Syd Barrett. Although some of these influences are still present, Spiritual Vegas is a departure from his previous effort, this time citing ‘80s art-rock, The Magnetic Fields and Meat Puppets as inspirations.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Iron Curtis & Johannes Albert - Moon II

    Colleagues and friends for decades as well as innovators in the field of analogue synthesiser music, Iron Curtis and Johannes Albert collaborate once again on Moon II. Much like 2017’s predecessor Industrie & Zärtlichkeit, it consists of ten short yet absorbing and transportive pieces, for fans of everything from Boards Of Canada to classic electro. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    DJ BORING - Like Water

    A brand new DJ Boring EP from Australian-born producer Tristan Hallis after a two-year break. The four tracks that make up Like Water revisit the playfulness of his 2016 breakthrough ‘Winona’, drawing on Detroit and Chicago house and designed to be performed live. Artwork by NY-based Amir Jahanbin. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Chapterhouse - Whirlpool

    Chapterhouse's debut album 'Whirpool' is an unsung gem of shoegaze. The Reading group were never afraid to look to the dance sounds which crossed into alternative music at the time, seeking influence from baggy and the wall of sound structures of acid house. Heavy grooves, distorted yet melodic riffs, lust ambience; it can only be a 90s shoegazing album!

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Mando Diao - Bring 'Em In

    Bring 'Em In was the debut album from Swedish band Mando Daio. The lead track Sheepdog helped them gain success in their native land with their retro sound being compared to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones as well as the punky sound of the Clash or the Libertines. This somewhat overlooked album now gets a pressing on clear and black smoky vinyl courtesy of Music on Vinyl.  

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Jiyeon Kim - Long Decay and New Earth

    Another tape edition fro The Tapeworm which is a collectible label focussing on short run tapes. This one is from the Seoul - based musician and sound artist Jiyeon Kim and is a document of a live performance and a rehearsal which features the artist using decayed pianos, mechanical sounds and tape hiss then overdubbing them to allow them to decay. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Not Now - Within The Beyond

    The Tapeworm is a cassette-only label that has previously released small run tapes by the likes of Simon Fisher-Turner and Jay Glass Dubs. Their latest release is Within the Beyond by Not Now which we have no information about and an internet search reveals zilch. Further information when we have it but these are nice collectible things so get it and be surprised! 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Jay Glass Dubs - Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss

    Guerilla Toss’s material gets laid out bare for Jay Glass Dubs to work some jittery remix magic on… with sexy results. Lots of space, wonky reverb, and synthetic shimmer is brought to the fore by Jay, and I’m sure Toss will be pleased with the results. Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss is a cassette release, and it's out on Bokeh Versions.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Sammy Brue - Crash Test Kid

    Sammy Brue is only in his late teens yet he’s self-released three EPs and released a debut album and one further LP through Nashville’s New West Records. Here we have his second Full-length LP, also released through New West. It’s called Crash Test Kid and is further proof that he knows his way around a song. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Grand Veymont - Persistance & Changement

    Persistance & Changement is the third album by French electronic duo Grand Veymont. It is a single song split into several movements. The title, which is taken from an Appelachian field recording, refers to the process of making the album as well as the duo’s attitude whilst making it. Their music is generally improvised and shaped as they go, the only constraints being the number of hands they have between them.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Linda Guilala - Espacio De Tiempo (2009-2019)

    Released on CD and double clear vinyl, Espacio De Tiempo (2009-2019) gathers up the fruit of an incredibly productive decade for Iván and Eva’s Linda Giulala project. Dealing in dreamy shoegaze, drone-rock and indie-pop, the collection covers their albums, EPs and various singles for different record labels. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Serginho Meriti - Bons Momentos

    Time Capsule prevent a re-issue of one of the seminal examples of Brazilian funk and soul Serginho Meriti's debut Bons Momentos. It was released on Polydor in the early '80s and forged a new sound take on the Black Rio sound blending a funky rhythm section with samba sounds, in vogue synths and vocals which take something from the Fela Kuti blueprint. Long a favourite on the collectors circuit, this is a must for fans of Brazilian music.  

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Living Gate - Deathlust

    Deathlust is the debut EP from Living Gate, a formulation of acclaimed death metal musicians - Aaron Rieseberg (YOB) Lennart Bossu (Oathbreaker, Amenra), Wim Coppers (Oathbreaker, Wiegedood) and Levy Seynaeve (Amenra, Wiegedood) - in love with the classic, bygone era of the genre. Pounding percussion, menacing riffs and roaring vocals are the order of the day. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Richard Walters - Golden Veins

    The author of four critically acclaimed albums and EPs since he began his career in the early Noughties, English singer-songwriter Richard Walters releases a new studio full-length. Golden Veins hopes to capitalise on the exposure he earned with 2016’s A.M., several of whose tracks featured on shows such as ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and the re-booted ‘Magnum P.I.’. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Ron Geesin - Pot-Boilers (Ron Geesin Soundtracks To Stephen Dwoskin Films 1966 - 1970)

    An insight into an important time in British cinema, Pot-Boilers is a collection of soundtracks recorded by Scottish electronic and jazz pioneer Ron Geesin for films directed by Stephen Dwoskin between 1966 and 1970. Minimalistic, fearless and genuinely unnerving at times, the music is a reflection of Dwoskin’s experimental tendencies behind the camera. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Session Victim - Needledrop Remixed

    German house duo Session Victim have found plenty of support for their music from the likes of Resident Advisor, Mixmag and DJ Mag. Judging by Needledrop Remixed, there’s no shortage of artists wanting to remix tracks from their recent Needledrop album, either. This 5-track 12” features remixes by Laurence Guy, Jackmate, Patrice Scott, Dday One and Panoram.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Easy Teeth

    Depending on your point of view, great and/or daft titles can often be found next to Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band’s name on many records. Easy Teeth, the title of this 1978 live album, is no exception. The band and the Captain himself are in blistering form and there’s plenty of input from the audience too. Includes tracks  from his 1967 debut, Safe As Milk right up to 1978’s Shiny Beast.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic (remix)

    Larks Tongues’ in Aspic is the 5th album by King Crimson, originally released in 1973. It was the first album to feature Bill Bruford, David Cross, John Wetton and Jamie Muir. Here we have a vinyl edition of the remix by Robert Fripp and Steven Wilson that was originally released on vinyl as part of a box set in 2018.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    King Crimson - Starless & Bible Black (remix)

    Remixes of the King Crimson back catalogue by Robert Fripp and Steven Wilson were released as part of a vinyl box set in 2018. Here we have Starless and Bible Black as a stand alone released. It was their 6th album originally released in 1974. The album is a dynamic masterpiece of jazz rock and prog and the second part of a trilogy along with Larks' Tongues In Aspic and Red.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    King Crimson - Red (remix)

    Red by King Crimson was originally released in 1974. It is their seventh album. In 2009 Crimson main man Robert Fripp and prog enthusiast and musician Steven Wilson set about remastering the band’s back catalogue for CD. Fans have been dying to see these on vinyl so a vinyl box set was released in 2018, now they're being released as stand alone albums. Red is one of King Crimson’s best albums, and with the prog-metal crunch of the title track and the beautiful Starless being two highlights it’s easy to see why. It's the final album of a trilogy that also featured Larks' Tongues in Aspic and Starless & Bible Black.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic (alt takes/mixes)

    As part of Robert Fripp and Steven Wilson's long term re-badge of the King Crimson back catalogue comes the alternate takes version of their legendary Lark's Tongue In Aspic album originally released in 1973. These versions were only previously available on a CD/DVD and later a vinyl box set so this is their debut appearance as a separate vinyl release.

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    King Crimson - USA (Expanded Edition)

    USA was King Crimson's 1975 live album which documented their live show at Asbury Park, New Jersey the previous year. It has been remixed by Robert Fripp and Steven Wilson as part of a wider campaign of work on the King Crimson back catalogue. Previously only available on box sets this is your change to get it on heavyweight standalone vinyl. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Pub - Do You Ever Regret Pantomime

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  • Friday 12th June 2020

    Levon Vincent - Drum Circle E.P.

    New York-born, Berlin-based house artist Levon Vincent delivers a new EP on Novel Sound NS-16. As with any new release from Vincent, it comes with a high level of expectation, and the two deep cuts that make up Drum Circle - the title track and its reverse ‘Space Exploration’ - follow-up handsomely on last year’s World Order Music album. 

    Due in: only 17 days to go
  • Wednesday 17th June 2020

    The Blinders - Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath

    Produced by the esteemed Rob Ellis, Fantasies of a Stay At Home Psychopath is the second studio album from Manchester-based alt-rock trio The Blinders. Following the underground success of 2018’s debut Columbia, which allowed them to obtain valuable support slots and tour hard, their sophomore doubles down on the political and melodic elements and makes The Blinders truly a band for our times. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place

    We certainly need some music that screams "don't worry, everything is going to be ok" with big soothing synths and comforting bass lines right now. One answer could be to revisit Ulrich Shnauss's back catalogue which often melds Boards of Canada-style electronics with towering melodies. A Strangely Isolated Place was his second album and since Schnauss has the rights to his back catalogue back, he's doing the decent thing and re-issuing them.  

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    The Lovely Eggs - If You Were Fruit (Deluxe Version)

    The Lovely Eggs are a punky duo out of Lancaster, UK who look like they've been around the rock 'n' roll block a few times but still retain enough brattish energy and invention in order to to keep their music fresh. If You Were Fruit was their debut album from 2009 which now comes in a deluxe edition featuring bonus tracks from their first EP Have You Ever Heard The Lovely Eggs? Comes on 'eat shit' coloured vinyl...whatever that is. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Braids - Shadow Offering

    Canadian art-rock favourites Braids announce their first studio album in half a decade. Having spent nearly three years recording and tweaking it with the help of former Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla, Shadow Offering is arguably the band’s most ambitious and sonically diverse album yet. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Micko & The Mellotronics - Noisy Neighbours / You Killed My Father

    You might well be the biggest Micko and the Mellotronics fan and be buying this purely to complete your collection but the record is more notable perhaps (no offence Micko) for containing was is most likely one of the last recordings of the legendary Neil Innes who passed away earlier this year. He adds piano and strings onto Micko's kitchen sink dramas inspired by his childhood in Leeds. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - I Forsee The Dark Ahead, If I Stay

    A cult favourite among jazz fans and collectors for many years but only available digitally, this 2012 live album from Dutch act The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble is finally released on CD and vinyl. Constructed from various live performances from 2007 to 2011, I Forsee The Dark Ahead, If I Stay shows the power and versatility of an immensely talented group of performers. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Adam X - Acid Archives 92-94

    L.I.E.S. delve into the ferocious warehouse acid archives of Brooklyn techno warrior and Sonic Groove label/store honcho Adam X. Frankie Bones' brother has lived and breathed techno since the dawn of time - back in the day he was pushing his 303 to the limit with storming tracks alongside Heather Heart on Dave Clarke's Magnetic North label, creating caustic mayhem with Jimmy Crash as X-Crash on Direct Drive, Peacefrog and Drop Bass Network to name a few. Adam has since released on Sativae, Neil Landstrumm's Scandanavia, Prologue and so on. This compilation is a taste of how he did things back in the day - intense, acid pandemonium created between spraying graffiti and working at NYC's legendary record store.

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Sports Team - Deep Down Happy

    Following a meteoric rise over the last 12 months that’s seen them gain BBC 6 Music and even Radio 1 airplay - a rarity for guitar bands, increasingly - London-based sextet Sports Team announce their hotly anticipated debut album, Deep Down Happy. It features almost all their previous singles - ‘Fishing’, ‘Kutcher’ and ‘The Races’ are all present and correct, along with newbie ‘Here’s The Thing’ - and sees producer Burke Reid, who’s been with Sports Team since the beginning, behind the desk. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch - John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (Original Soundtrack from the Netflix Special)

    At the end of 2019 a special children’s show appeared on Netflix called John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch. It was written and created by 6ft tall, 38 year-old comedian John Mulaney with producer and writer Marika Sawyer. Shows such as Sesame Street served as the inspiration. Here we have original soundtrack recording, released through Drag City.

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Coriky - Coriky

    Formed in 2015 but taking three years to perform live together for the first time, and a further two to release this self-titled debut album, Washington D.C. outfit Coriky is formed of iconic underground figure Ian MacKaye on guitar, his old Fugazi bandmate Joe Lally on bass and Amy Farina on drums, with all sharing vocals. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Moscoman - Time Slips Away

    Moscoman is the music-making moniker of Chen Moscovici. He makes house, acid, techno, dark disco and synth music that comes with indie / alternative sensibilities. Time Slips Away is his second album and features guest appearances from Teleman’s Tom Sanders, Wooze, Niki Kini, Vanity Fairy and Nuphar. On Moshi Moshi.

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    The Soft Pink Truth - Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?

    Concerned with the insidious rise of populist / far-right politics across the world, Matmos’ Daniel Drew launches a solo project titled The Soft Pink Truth. Exploring dynamics and textures outside of Matmos’ regular range, Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? features guest spots from friends such as Angel Deradoorian (ex-Dirty Projectors) and Jana Hunter (Lower Dens). 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Mac DeMarco - Here Comes The Cowboy Demos

    Never one to just toss stuff out willy nilly, Mac DeMarco is allowing us into his hallowed archive so we can hear the demos for last year's Here Comes the Cowboy album. The original LP was so minimal that it's hard to know what anything more skeletal than that would sound like other than simply being recordings of thin air. At least you get some unreleased recordings that presumably failed the Mac quality control test. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Sebastien Tellier - Domesticated

    Domesticated is the 7th studio album (not counting the four soundtracks he’s composed) by French singer / songwriter and all-round talent Sebastien Tellier. Expect more soulful synthpop-cum-electronica from the man who once threw the curveball of  representing France in the Eurovision Song Contest. On Records Makers.

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Jennifer Touch - Behind The Wall

    Following a series of EPs and singles dating back to the middle of the 2010s, Behind The Wall is the long-awaited full-length debut from Berlin-based artist Jennifer Touch. Spearheaded by the mesmerising darkwave of lead single ‘Chemistry’, it’s a successful collision of vintage electro-pop influences with menacing industrial ones. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Rose City Band - Summerlong

    Another new project for fans of Ripley Johnson and Wooden Shjips, Rose City Band presents its debut album Summerlong. While it contains Johnson’s shimmering, psychedelic guitar lines, what’s novel about RCB is the introduction of instruments normally associated with country music, such as mandolins, banjo and the heavenly sounds of the lap steel guitar. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Hugar - Hugar

    Hugar are a couple of friends from just outside Reykjavík who have collaborated with Olafur Arnalds earlier in their career but just started this project for fun. It has already reaped rewards with their emotional, windswept music getting over 31 million streams on Spotify. They kind of fell into this thing by accident but Hugar could be the next big thing out of the country that already brought us Bjork and Sigur Ros.  

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    David Bowie - Space Oddity (Picture Disc)

    David Bowie’s Space Oddity album was originally released in 1969 as an eponymous album. It was reissued under the title Space Oddity following the success of the Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars album. Here we have a replica of the 1972 picture disc version of the classic LP. The recording is the 2009 remaster. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Ulrich Schnauss - No Further Ahead Than Tomorrow

    Electronic musician and producer Ulrich Schnauss grew up on a diet of shoegaze and Tangerine Dream.He is remastering his back catalogue so here we have a reissue of No Further Ahead Than Tomorrow, which was originally released in 2016. This will appeal to fans of Eno, Jon Hopkins and Tycho. Schnauss is living the dream theses days as he has been a member of Tangerine Dream since 2014.

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Merzbow × Kaoru Sato - Kyoto Oct 21 2018

    For anyone that isn't aware, October 21st is my birthday. As part of the worldwide celebrations in 2018 noise legend Merzbow hooked up with Kaoru Sato of R.N.A. Organism in Kyoto for some slabs of racket. The A side sees the duo in collaboration, whilst the B side is solo sessions that took place after the joint performance. I'm truly blessed. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    The National - High Violet (Expanded Edition)

    High Violet is arguably the best album by The National. It was originally released in 2010 and has been expanded for this 10th anniversary edition. It’s spread over three LPs with the original album taking up the first records. The third LP is made up of alternate takes and live tracks that have never been released on vinyl before. Bloodbuzz Ohio, Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks and Terrible Love are among the tracks on this classic album.

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    r beny - Full Blossom of the Evening

    The ability to create moving music with no words, no beats and no conventional instruments is rare, but San Francisco Bay Area-based modular synth artist Austin Cairns - who records under the name r beny - is such an example. Belgian label Dauw are reissuing his first four albums separately and as a box set. Full Blossom of the Evening was his 2016 debut. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    r beny - Cascade Symmetry

    The ability to create moving music with no words, no beats and no conventional instruments is rare, but Bay Area-based modular synth artist Austin Cairns - a.k.a. r beny - is such an example. Belgian label Dauw are now reissuing his first four albums separately and as a clear vinyl box set. Cascade Symmetry was his 2017 sophomore effort. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    r beny - Saudade

    The ability to create moving music with no words, no beats and no conventional instruments is rare, but Bay Area-based modular synth artist Austin Cairns - a.k.a. r beny - is such an example. Belgian label Dauw are now reissuing his first four albums separately and as a clear vinyl box set. Saudade was his third overall and the first of two full-lengths released in 2018 alone. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    r beny - Eistla

    The ability to create moving music with no words, no beats and no conventional instruments is rare, but Bay Area-based modular synth artist Austin Cairns - a.k.a. r beny - is such an example. Originally available only as cassettes and digital copies, Belgian label Dauw are now reissuing his first four albums on vinyl. Eistla was the final one of these, first released at the end of 2018. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Low End Activist - Game Theory

    An essential double 12” vinyl release on Seagrave Records from British electronic artist Larry Sanderson as Low End Activist. On Game Theory, he throws all the hardcore elements of British dance music history, from jungle and drum & bass to garage and grime. Pay As You Go / Roll Deep badman MC Flowdan spits bars on the title cut to devastating effect. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Augustus Pablo - Blowing With The Wind

    Blowing In The Wind was a 1990 album by noted reggae and dub producer Augustus Pablo which was seen at the time as some of his best work since his mid '70s golden era. It married modern production techniques to his classic roots sound introducing him to a whole new generation of listeners. Re-issue LP on Greensleeves. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Augustus Pablo - Rising Sun

    Rising Sun was the first Augustus Pablo record to be recorded in the digital age. The noted Jamaican producer was known for his 1970s dub and reggae cuts but began using more modern production techniques which took him to a whole new audience particularly in America. here, in his own words he 'mixed up the vibe a little' producing one of his most successful albums. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher

    Despite Punisher being only Phoebe Bridgers second solo album, and first for three years, she hasn’t really stopped working in that time. There was Boygenius, the 2018 collaboration with Lucy Dacus and Julian Baker, and Better Oblivion Community Center, her fab 2019 project with Conor Oberst. It’s great that she’s back with new solo material because her debut, Stranger In The Alps, was ace. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Jonah Yano - Souvenir

    Souvenir is the debut album by Jonah Yano. Yano spent a few years writing songs and honing his musicianship before making any records. The Toronto-based, soulful singer / songwriter fist made an appearance on record collaborating with on the  Moneyphone track On Lock. He has also worked with BADBADNOTGOOD who return the favour by appearing on this album. There are also guest appearances from Monsune and Jacques Greene. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Ron Sexsmith - Hermitage

    Over the course of nearly thirty years and 15 albums Ron Sexsmith has been cementing his reputation as one of Canada’s finest songwriters. He is also blessed with a voice that can make you weep at a hundred paces. Here we have album number 16, Hermitage. Sexsmith recorded the album at home with producer Don Kerr and played everything but the drums.

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Holy Hive - Float Back To You

    Passionate folk and soul enthusiasts to their core, drumming session veteran Homer Steinweiss and guitarist newcomer Paul Spring present the debut studio album from their Holy Hive project. Along with bassist Joe Harrison, the two bring their very different life experiences to bear on Float Back To You

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Deerhoof - Future Teenage Cave Artists

    The 15th album from San Franciscan indie rock veterans Deerhoof finds the quartet in a fairly typical mood, which isn’t something particularly definable in a career as long and diverse as theirs. Future Teenage Cave Artists is a meeting of classic rock and R&B riffs with sugary harmonies, unlikely settings for songs detailing the unravelling of economies and human systems. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Golden Retriever & Chuck Johnson - Rain Shadow

    We all know the Golden Retriever dog which happily lolls it's way across England's parks but this Golden Retriever is a clarinet 'n' synth duo known for their unique improvisations. Here they hook up with guitarist Chuck Johnson on four long pieces which see them playing slow moving but lush instrumental music in which each player tracked their playing separately but somehow results in an intuitive and creative work.  

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Jim White and Marisa Anderson - The Quickening

    Well this could be interesting. The Quickening sees the Dirty Three drummer Jim White hook up with folk -informed solo artist Marisa Anderson on an album where both artists let their intuitive and improvisational sides let loose. Anderson's guitar meshes perfectly with White's distinctive drum patterns on evocative music in which both players follow their instinct.  

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Nun Attax / Five Go Down To The Sea? / Beethoven - Hiding From The Landlord

    Finbarr Donnelly came from Cork and played in a number of bands from the late ‘70s until his tragic death in 1989. His first band were post-punk outfit Nun Attax who later changed their name to Five Go Down To The Sea? and adopted a more off-kilter indie sound. They released records through Glee Club, Abstract Sounds and Creation. Their penchant for chaos meant the band split before returning, briefly, under the name Beethoven. Hiding From The Landlord gathers Donnelly’s musical history in one place.

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Black Devil - The Last Cut Is The Deepest (Pye Corner Audio / Abul Mogard remixes)

    Here's something fascinating for all fans of synth production. Black Devil is the alter ego of frenchman Bernard Fevre known best for his late '70s Black Devil Disco Club recordings. He has just produced his final album Lucifer Is A Flower and what better time to ask two modern day practitioners to remix and rework. Pye Corner Audio will be known to all readers of these pages for his dusky retro electronics and Abul Mogard is not outdone, creating a ten minute psych workout that will take you deep into the recesses of your mind. Essential stuff. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Interstellar Funk & Robert Valera - Devil's Juice

    Interstellar Funk & Robert Valera have both released music separately on labels such as L.I.E.S, Rush Hour and Berceuse Heroique and now it's time for a collaborative effort. It is a four track journey through dark twisted basslines, darkwave, EDM, acid-y electronics and straightforward dancefloor all recorded in two mammoth sessions in New York and Amsterdam. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Upsammy - Zoom

    With her reputation burgeoning with two great EPs and a clutch of brilliant online remixes since she first emerged three years ago, Dutch musician Thessa Torsing releases her first full-length album as upsammy. Zoom manages to be both highly technical, most notably in the skeletal, twisting beat patterns she creates, and yet laid-back and beautiful in its overarching feel. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Helena Hauff - Kern Vol. 5 - Exclusives + Rarities

    Tresor has a knack for selecting some of the finest techno/electro DJs of our time for their magnificently curated ‘Kern’ series. Kern Vol. 5 follows mixes from Objekt and DJ Stingray with a thrilling mix from Hamburg-based DJ and producer Helena Hauff. This lady is an absolute demon on the decks... The 2CD includes her full mix, while the vinyl edition includes highlights with exclusive, previously unreleased tracks from Hauff & Morah, Umwelt, Machino, Galaxian and L.F.T. plus rarities from Esoterik, DJ Godfather & DJ Starski, and Andrea Parker and David Morley. HOT!!!

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Maston - Tulips

    A re-issue of Tulips, a sumptuous reimagining of Italian film scores from the Seventies, deep grooving library music and the works of Ennio Morricone, by composer Frank Maston. Originally available in 2017 on Phonoscope and subsequently highly in-demand, it now gets a second life on Be With Records. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Parcels - Live Vol. 1

    An interesting interim from the Australian band Parcels  - a live-in-the-studio album. It could be a bit of a blast as their previous work hits the summer fun knob on the head. They've had a single produced by Daft Punk for God's sake and their is blissfully dreamy danceable stuff somewhere between Chic, Metronomy and Justice if you were asking these ears.  

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Darkstar - Civic Jams

    Returning after a five-year break into a very different political and social reality than the one they left, electronic music duo Darkstar deliver their fourth studio record Civic Jams. Inspired by these events, James Young and Aiden Whalley take their shoegaze / bass music combination into new territories. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Alva Noto - Xerrox Vol. 4

    Alva Noto - a.k.a. German experimental musician Carsten Nicolai - reaches the penultimate instalment in his intended five-part series of albums titled Xerrox, based upon the digital replication of source material that he commenced back in 2007. Xerrox Vol. 4 is slightly different from its predecessors, more harmonically driven and less based upon pristine sound design.

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Wire - 10:20

    10:20 is an album Wire had intended to release on Record Store Day. Given the current situation, with Record Store Day being delayed and revamped, they have decided to release it in the usual way. The album comprised previously unreleased songs from the Red Barked Tree sessions in 2010 and the more recent Hive Mind from 2020. You see where the title comes from now, don’t you? 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Gretchen Peters - The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury

    Gretchen Peters is a Nashville-based singer songwriter who has written songs for many of the New Country singers. She has also had her songs recorded by Neil Diamond and Etta James. On her new album, she is singing someone else’s songs for a change. The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury sees Peters running through some of her Newbury favourites, recorded in the same studio Newbury used in the late ‘60s - early ‘70s. Mickey Newbury has written many songs including Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) which was recorded by Kenny Rogers and American Trilogy which was made famous by Elvis Presley.

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 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 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways

    Arguably the most legendary figure in all of rock history, Bob Dylan presents his first new album of new material in eight years, and his 39th altogether. Spanning 70 minutes and containing the 17-minute long single ‘Murder Most Foul’, Rough And Rowdy Ways sees an artist approaching his 79th birthday in some of his best lyrical form in recent memory. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Skinshape - Umoja

    Will Dorey’s fifth Skinshape album dives completely into the pool of African musical inspiration that he’d been only drawing upon until now. Featuring guest musicians such as Malcolm Catto, Idd Aziz and Modou Touré, Umoja is a joyous and accessible take on the rhythms and musical styles that the continent has produced. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Ital Tek - Outland

    Alan Myson records once again for the esteemed Planet Mu label with his sixth studio album as Ital Tek. Created following a period of upheaval in his life, having moved house and welcomed his first child, Outland forces together the two polar extremes of Myson’s sound, beat-driven and intense in places yet serene and sonically detailed in others. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Gallon Drunk - The Rotten Mile (limited edition vinyl collection)

    The Rotten Mile by Gallon Drunk was originally released in 2007 along with the single Grand Union Canal. The single Bad Servant followed in 2008. All titles were released on the Fred label also, his was the band’s entire output for the label. Here we have a very limited edition bundle featuring the LP, two 7” singles and one CD single. All singles include non-LP tracks. Be very quick if you want one of these!

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Emily Wells - In The Dark Moving

    Commissioned by Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series after the acclaim given to last year’s album This World is Too _____ For You, Emily Wells deconstructs and re-imagines the same tracks on In The Dark Moving. Consisting almost entirely of just her voice and some gentle guitars, they offer a contemplative take on the originals. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Laura Cannell - The Earth With Her Crowns

    The Earth With Her Crowns is an album of improvised single takes recorded by composer Laura Cannell inside the former Wapping Hydraulic Power Station in London, known as the arts centre and restaurant, The Wapping Project. Cannell was commissioned by the project to explore the qualities the gigantic building could bring to music improvised within its walls. It was the final act of the Wapping Project before proposals by the local council to turn the building into flats.

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Poolside - Low Season

    Poolside’s Jeffrey Paradise recovers from the departure of Filip Nikolic just after the project’s last album in 2017 by recruiting a new backing band - including two former members of The Rapture for the rhythm section! - for Low Season. As you’d expect, it’s another tour-de-force detailing Paradise’s updated vision of classic disco sounds. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Ed Askew - London

    Strangely though this is an album by the legendary Ed Askew, the press release is dominated by mentions of Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells). Lord Neilson not only helped book a tour featuring Askew alongside Mike Heron (Incredible String Band) but managed to coax Askew into the studio to record this live to tape session which includes songs from across Askew's career. Trembling Bells help out (natch). 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    The Room In The Wood - We're The Martians, Now

    The Room in the Wood are a band from Liverpool formed by Dave Jackson formerly of The Room and Benny Profane and Paul Cavanagh formerly of The Room. On their second album We’re The Martians, Now lyrics suggest that the human race has turned into evil martians sci-fi novels warned us against whilst the music influences vary between T-Rex, Burt Bacharach and stripped-back folk.

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Neil Young - Homegrown

    It's fair to say that a few Neil Young fans have been waiting a very long time for this. Homegrown was originally supposed to be released in 1975. For some reason, that never happened. This is a 12 track album including 7 songs that have never been released in any form and 5 songs whose alternate versions have appeared on other albums. It features musicians such as Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson of The Band, Emmylou Harris and more.

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Angel Bat Dawid - Transition East

    Conceived in tribute to the recently revived Chicago community centre that served as a base for AACM and icons from the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s, ‘Transition East’ heads up a 7” vinyl containing two new pieces from Angel Bat Dawid. The reverse, ‘No Space Fo Us’, was recorded during a collaborative trip to Brazil. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Ruby Rushton - Sun Khosi

    Another new 7” single from jazz outfit Ruby Rushton, the quartet led by Tenderlonius (a.k.a. flautist and 22a label boss Ed Cawthorne). ‘Sun Khosi’, written in tribute to Tenderlonius’ father, is backed by ‘Chrysalis’, and both new tracks are taken from the band’s upcoming studio album, set to arrive in November. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Friday 19th June 2020

    Vague Imaginaires - L'ile Sous l'Eau

    Translated as ‘the underwater island’, L'ile Sous l'Eau is a new four-track collection from Grenoble-based producer Denis Morin under his Vague Imaginaires moniker. The EP is a beautiful fusion of field recordings and modern production techniques, the natural meeting the synthetic, inspired by the Drac river that flows through his city. 

    Due in: only 24 days to go
  • Monday 22nd June 2020

    Stephen Mallinder - Pow Wow

    A deluxe, expanded re-issue on vinyl for Pow Wow, the debut solo album from Cabaret Voltaire member Stephen Mallinder. Originally released in 1982, it’s an essential look at one of the people behind one of Britain’s most icon(oclast)ic bands - particularly as Mallinder wouldn’t release any more solo material until 2019! Vinyl edition includes 12”x24” folded poster/insert, featuring unused elements from sleeve designer Neville Brody’s artwork. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Gherkin Jerks - Stomp The Beat EP

    Larry Heard is a bit of a legend of Chicago House but unless you are very lucky you won't own a copy of his Gherkin Jerks output.  The moniker was an outlet for his more experimental and techno-leaning recordings and this six track release is a far cry from the work he is most known for as Mr Fingers. A rare chance to get some seriously rare recordings. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Gherkin Jerks - 1990 EP

    Gherkin Jerks may mean nothing to you but it was the one time project of house  legend Mr Larry Heard (Mr Fingers etc). It was an outlet for his more out-there recordings which strayed into experimental techno areas.  This is a limited re-press of some of his most sought after recordings under this moniker - six tracks unavailable on wax since the early '90s.   

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 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: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Mystery Jets - A Billion Heartbeats

    Mystery Jets return with their sixth album and it now seems like a long time ago since they had their dad in the band. The boys have been influenced by the increasingly terrifying rise of the alt-right in the UK and other territories and have set about constructing an album that tries to share a positive message in the fight against intolerance. Basically that we should all love and respect each other regardless of beliefs. Fat chance with some of those running our country but it's a nice sentiment.   

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Nadine Shah - Kitchen Sink

    Kitchen Sink is the fourth album from critically acclaimed singer / songwriter Nadine Shah. It is the follow-up to her Mercury Music Prize nominated album Holiday Destination. The album contains her usual brave approach to songwriting and unflinching social commentary, but is tempered, this time, with a certain playfulness. Ben Hillier is in the producer’s chair once again.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Pottery - Welcome To Bobby's Motel

    Partisan Records presents the much-anticipated debut album from transatlantic indie newcomers Pottery. Welcome To Bobby’s Motel is a metaphor for anybody’s ideal state of mind, and sees the five-piece infusing classic post-punk influences with their natural youthful exuberance but also with a precision that belies their years. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Public Practice - Gentle Grip

    Spearheaded by frontwoman Sam York and main creative force Vince McClelland, Public Practice reanimate the first rumblings of New York new-wave on their debut full-length album, Gentle Grip. Their lyrics are often politically questioning, but the quartet, rounded out by synth/bass player Drew Citron and drummer Scott Rosenthal, never forget their primary mission of making people dance. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Vladislav Delay Meets Sly & Robbie - 500 Push Up

    An intriguing new LP resulting from a meeting between prolific Jamaican production duo Sly and Robbie and Finnish artist and remixer Sasu Ripatti (a.k.a. Vladislav Delay), 500 Push Up was built out of extended jam sessions in Kingston, and mixed back in Finland to produce an album of curious sonic experiments. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Buzzcocks - The 1991 Demo Album

    In conjunction with the brand new Sell You Everything box set, Cherry Red deliver The 1991 Demo Album on black and white vinyl, a previously unreleased Buzzcocks LP of fourteen demos dating from 1991, some of which eventually made it on to 1993’s first post-reformation album Trade Test Transmissions.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Buzzcocks - Sell You Everything (1991-2014) Albums, Singles Rarities, Unreleased

    Known so legendarily for their sleek, melodic punk missiles from their original iteration in the late Seventies, it’s about time that the latter-day material of the Buzzcocks came under the microscope. This new 8xCD box set Sell You Everything, featuring 29 previously unreleased tracks, does exactly that, compiling the entirety of their output from 1991 to 2014. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    HAIM - Women In Music Pt. III

    Following a steady stream of teaser singles that began last summer, the mighty Haim announce their third studio album, boasting the tongue-in-cheek title of Women In Music Pt. III. The sisters Haim have been working on their new project for nearly two years, and it ought to be a highly melodic and stylish affair. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Johnny Cash - The Complete Mercury Albums 1986-1991

    One of the lesser known eras in Johnny Cash’s long career, this new 7xLP box set collects the six studio albums The Man In Black released on Mercury Records from 1986 to 1991, including one with fellow legends Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Re-mastered from the original tapes, it’s a long-overdue spotlight. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Brigid Dawson & The Mothers Network - Ballet Of Apes

    Brigid Dawson was once a member of Thee Oh Sees. Here she’s stepping out with a new gang - The Mothers Network. Ballet of Apes is their debut album. It was recorded in Brooklyn, San Francisco and Australia with a number of musicians, namely, Mikey Young of Total Control / Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Mike Donovan of Sic Alps, Shayde Sartin of The Fresh & Onlys and Fellow Oh Sees member Mike Shoun and Sunwatchers.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    The Rolling Stones - It’s Only Rock 'N’ Roll

    It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll by The Rolling Stones was originally released in 1974. It was the last album that guitarist Mick Taylor played on, after seeing the band through a run of real classics. Highlights here include the eponymous single and their cover of The Temptations' Ain’t To Proud To Beg.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    The Rolling Stones - Black and Blue

    Black and Blue by The Rolling Stones was originally released in 1976. It was the first album to feature Ronnie Wood on guitar following the departure of Mick Taylor. Here we have a half-speed remastered reissue on heavyweight vinyl. It includes the single Fool To Cry, but the real winner on this album is the super Stones-y Hand of Fate. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue

    1980’s Emotional Rescue saw The Rolling Stones mopping up some disco sounds which they first tried out on the 1978 single Miss You. The real winner of the bunch in the punchy, funky title track, which, if you’ve seen the 2015 film A Bigger Splash, gets Ralph Fiennes dancing like a...er...dad?

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You

    Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones was originally released in 1981. I think the consensus was that the Stones had gone off the boil by this point, but I beg to differ. It includes classic opening track Start Me Up and Waiting On A Friend which was a song originally written in the early ‘70s. Hang Fire and Tops are among the other highlights.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    The Rolling Stones - Undercover

    1983’s Undercover is the album where The Rolling Stones fell out over musical differences, Keith wanted a bluesier sound, whilst Mick wanted to piggyback the trend for new wave and reggae. It features the classic single Undercover of The Night which appeared on Now That’s What I Call Music Vol. II. Also includes She Was Hot and Too Much Blood.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    The Rolling Stones - Dirty Work

    Despite Mick Jagger and Keith Richards still not getting on too well, The Rolling Stones decided to make a second album where the tension in the studio would reach boiling point. Mick was fresh from his 1985 solo album, She’s The Boss and his collaboration with David Bowie, Dancing In The Street. Dirty Work, originally released in 1986, was the result. Commercially, they did pretty well with the single, a cover of Bob & Earl’s Harlem Shuffle. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    The Rolling Stones - Steel Wheels

    Despite being very unfashionable in 1989, The Rolling Stones ploughed on regardless and made Steel Wheels. In fact, this album was a return to form, mainly because Mick and Keith were friends again and saw the band embark on a massive world tour. It was the last album to feature original bassist Bill Wyman. Includes Mixed Emotions, Almost Hear You Sigh and A Rock And A Hard Place.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    The Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge

    Voodoo Lounge was the first Rolling Stones album to be made without Bill Wyman who had left the previous year. The band continued on as a four piece drafting Don Was in on production duties. The producer tried to get them to go back to basics  - sometimes this was too basic for some listeners but the album was a relative success. It has now been re-issued on 2LP cut at half speed for that perfect sound recreation. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    The Rolling Stones - Bridges to Babylon

    The Rolling Stones have released a lot of records. A lot. In 1997 they unleashed Bridges to Babylon which is one of those records elderly artists release where they bring in the hip producers of the day. 1997 meant Don Was and the Dust Brothers were involved who helped expand the 'Stones sound from there barroom blues rock out towards sample-laden hip-hop. Cue Jagger with baseball cap on backwards. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Gordi - Our Two Skins

    Gordi is an Australian folktronica musician whose real name is Sophie Payten. Her latest album, Our Two Skins, was written following the death of her grandmother and how deeply the loss was felt. The track ‘Sandwiches’ details her dying days. It was produced by Chris Messina and Zach Hanson who are known for their work with Bon Iver.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 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 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Field Works - Ultrasonic

    Bats. They started the Coronavirus pandemic apparently but let's not hold that against them. As Field Works Stuart Hyatt uses recordings of the little flying furry things as source material on this unique album. He gathers together a host of composers including Eluvium, Sarah Davachi, Mary Lattimore and Taylor Dupree to help tell the story. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Reb Fountain - Reb Fountain

    Auckland-born singer / songwriter Reb Fountain’s eponymous album is her first for the legendary New Zealand label Flying Nun. It was recorded at Roundhead Studios, the studio owned by Neil Finn.It features guest performances from Finn Andrews and Ben Woolley of The Yarra Benders, Elroy Finn and Logan Compain. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Jura Soundsystem - With You EP

    Jura Soundsystem is the mysterious unnamed head of the Temples of Jura label and With You follows up last year's well received Monster Skies EP. Again the record combines dub, ambient, house and balearic into a melting pot of sound with some guitar and sax added to provide some organic sounds amongst the wilful electronica. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Pere Ubu - By Order Of Mayor Pawlicki (Live In Jarocin)

    By Order Of Mayor Pawlicki (Live In Jarocin) by Pere Ubu captures the band on a troubled tour of Poland in 2017. Despite the struggles with schedules and failing equipment, the band played a storming set of material plucked from, what many would say was, their classic period, 1975-1982. It covers the time when they released songs such as Final Solution and classic albums such as The Modern Dance and Dub Housing. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Chupacabras - Chupacabras

    Chupacabras literally means 'goat sucker'  - a legendary creature in folklore. It is also the nom de plume of this London via New York DJ. He is already well immersed in the international techno and house scenes which led him to hook up with legendary imprint L.I.E.S  for this for track EP. Expect acidy synth lines, thumping drums and a classic electro feel. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Jackie McLean - It’s Time

    It’s Time is a 1965 Blue Note album from US jazz saxophonist, Jackie McLean. The album blends post bop and free jazz sounds with McLean’s signature blues stamp. All pieces are McLean originals. The band included trumpet player Charles Tolliver and Herbie Hancock on keyboards along with Cecil McBee on bass and Roy Haynes on drums.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Bobby Hutcherson - The Kicker

    The Kicker was the debut record vibraphonist extraordinaire Bobby Hutcherson made for Blue Note but it wasn't released at the time and they put out his later Dialogue instead. After staying i the vaults for many years it was finally released in 1999 and now finally gets a vinyl release. If you know Grant Green's Opus Idle Moments you may dig this as it is a kind of sequel and contains the exact same personnel. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Bananagun - The True Story of Bananagun

    Influenced by primal garage-rock and the hypnotic grooves of African and South American music, Melbourne’s Bananagun have evolved from the home-made ideas of guitarist, vocalist and flautist Nick van Bakel to a full five-piece set-up. Their new debut album, The True Story of Bananagun, was born from extended jam sessions and presents a grand vision for their self-professed ‘global tropicalia’. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Penny Rimbaud - Christ's Reality Asylum – A Catharsis

    Penny Rimbaud of punk band Crass wrote and published Christ’s Reality Asylum in 1977. A portion of it was used on the band’s debut album The Feeding Of The Five Thousand under the title Reality Asylum. Its fair to say it got them in a bit of trouble with the cops with charges of Criminal Blasphemy being levelled at them. The full spoken word piece was recorded by Penny Rimbaud in 1991 with backing voices and noise added over time. In 2019, Eve Libertine added her voice to the recording. This is very much the seed of Crass, even the band’s famous logo was adopted from the cover of the original published manuscript.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Redd Kross - Red Cross

    A document of their meteoric ascendancy in the SoCal punk scene, Redd Kross’s 1980 debut EP gets an expanded 40th anniversary re-issue. A then-self-titled effort, Red Cross was a six-track effort that lasted under seven minutes but made a huge impact. It now gets repackaged with five extra contemporaneous tracks. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Wetware - Flail

    Flail is the second album from Brooklyn duo Wetware following on from their 2018 debut Automatic Drawing. It presents eleven new tracks which show a darker and more disorientating sound taking influence from No Wave and early Industrial Music. Indeed, Flail is informed by the music of a wide range of uncompromising artists from  Throbbing Gristle to Puce Mary

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Khruangbin - Mordechai

    Ever a restless and globe-encompassing outfit in musical terms, touring the world for the best part of four years, Texan band Khruangbin show no sign of slowing down either their output or creativity with third studio album Mordechai. Following last year’s EP with Leon Bridges, it pulls on influences from Pakistan, Korea, India and West Africa. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Patricia - Maxyboy

    For his first full-length for Ghostly International, Max Ravitz presents his most stylistically diverse Patricia release yet with Maxyboy. Over ten new tracks, the talented sound designer takes inspiration from electro, techno, acid house and IDM but focusses them with the intention of making the listener’s body move. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Fakear - Everything Will Grow Again

    More than half a decade on from his breakout that saw him collaborate with Bonobo and M.I.A., Fakear is on to his fourth full-length album. A poignant title in the world’s current circumstances, Everything Will Grow Again is much more straightforwardly dance-orientated than anything he’s done before. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Sofie - Cult Survivor

    This is Sofie not SOPHIE in case you were in a quandary about that. This Sofie is from Vienna and seems to have a finger in every conceivably pie being and A&R person for Stones Throw, an original member of the Boiler Room set and a DJ and musician. Now it is time for the solo album  - a collection of left of the dial pop songs inspired by heartbreak and life's big decision making.  

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Becca Mancari - The Greatest Part

    Becca Mancari is a singer songwriter out of Nashville who earned plaudits for her debut Good Woman which introduced to the world her acoustic songsmithery. A million streams later it's time for the follow up. The Greatest Part is a more realised affair with electronics and beats and in Hunter a lead single that heads off towards Kate Bush/Bat For Lashes territory. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Bell Witch and Aerial Ruin - Stygian Bough: Volume 1

    Doom metallers Bell Witch have already released three album on their own terms but here bring in the magnificently named Aerial Ruin  - a folk project of songwriter Erik Moggridge. Working together, the collaborators broaden their sound with Moggridge taken on lead vocals and contributing songwriting yet it keeps plenty of Bell Witch's sonic maelstrom. Produced by Randall Dunn (Sunn 0))), Wolves In The Throne Room etc). 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Frank Zappa - The Mothers 1970

    Essential ownership for Frank Zappa fans, The Mothers 1970 is a four-CD box set containing 70 unreleased tracks marking the 50th anniversary of that era’s line-up of Zappa’s backing band The Mothers of Invention. There are cuts from London’s Trident studios, radio highlights, Pepperland sessions, and live recordings. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Reigning Sound - Home for Orphans

    Originally put together in 2005 for release on Sympathy For The Record Industry, Home For Orphans saw Reigning Sound founder Greg Cartwright pull together a selection of rarities and out-takes from the band’s past. Now with additional tracks, Merge re-issues the compilation for its 15th anniversary. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Ben Shemie - A Single Point of Light

    Making the most of the continued hiatus of his band Suuns, the group’s lead singer Ben Shemie presents his second solo album in as many years in A Single Point of Light. Manifestly brighter and more optimistic than the slate-grey A Skeleton, there’s still a darkness to the lengthy psychedelic explorations here. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Alastair Galbraith - Seconds Mark III

    Alastair Galbraith is a musician and sound artist from New Zealand. He started out in The Rip before embarking on a solo career. He has previously collaborated with many of New Zealand’s underground luminaries such as The Clean’s Robert Scott, The Dead C’s Bruce Russell and Peter Jeffries of Nocturnal Projections. Seconds Mark III is a patchwork of reflective and yearning pieces that  his label, A Colourful Storm are delighted with.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    박혜진 Park Hye Jin - How can I

    There's a lot of explanation of what is her surname and what is her first name in the press release but we'll just call her 박혜진. This six track EP is the follow up to her breakout debut LP of 2018. Since them she's been touring Europe and elsewhere and cementing herself as a key new player in club culture. Her music takes elements of techno, footwork and dreamy house and re-positioning it into an exciting new sound. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    The Primitive Painter - The Primitive Painter

    Back in 1994, Roman Flügel and Jörn Elling Wuttke released an eponymous album under their recording moniker The Primitive Painter which, although it passed under the radar of the mainstream, won huge amounts of critical acclaim for its crystalline vision for IDM, from the likes of Andrew Weatherall among others. Now, The Primitive Painter gets a timely 2xLP re-issue on Apollo. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Pye Corner Audio - Where Things Are Hollow 2

    Having been musically active for a decade at this point, Martin Jenkins follows up his 2017 Pye Corner Audio EP Where Things Are Hollow with a direct successor. Consisting of three brand new tracks and a John Talabot remix of ‘Resist’, Where Things Are Hollow 2 nearly straddles Jenkins’ two main modus operandi - dreamy ambient textures and loose, limbre dance music. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Koyo - You Said It

    One of the best bands to have emerged from Leeds’ healthy alternative music scene in recent years, Koyo introduce their second studio album. Following their self-titled album from 2017 and their five-track EP from earlier this year, You Said It is a more refined and complex sequel to the rawness that won them such acclaim. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    The Vacant Lots - Interzone

    New York duo The Vacant Lots make a blend of dance and psych that we’re going to put in an electro-meets-post punk kinda pigeonhole. Their new LP, Interzone, is a place where ice cold beats are met with punchy guitars and dark disco hits and motorik propulsions thrive. The duo have previously collaborated with Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3, Alan Vega of Suicide and Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Gabor Lazar - Source

    Dancefloor experimentalist (with the emphasis very much on ‘mentalist’) Gábor Lázár arrives on Planet Mu with his latest studio album, Source. It sounds like the work of an artist who’s always concentrated on the future taking a minute to revisit his influences and first loves, and the results sound absolutely amazing in clubs. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Snowgoose - The Making Of You

    Snowgoose are a Scottish duo made up from ex-Soup Dragons guitarist Jim McCulloch and Anna Sheard. The Making Of You takes inspiration from Sandy Denny, Jimmy Webb and the psychedelic sounds of 1960s California. Helping them make these glorious tunes are Raymond McGinley of Teenage Fanclub, Dave McGowan and Chris Geddes of Belle & Sebastian and a whole host of Scotland’s musical luminaries. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Frédéric D Oberland and Irena Z. Tomažin - Arba, Dâk Arba

    High brow fun here on a soundtrack to an installation by Fanny Béguély by Frédéric D Oberland and Irena Z. Tomažin. It features Oberland's heavily treated hurdy gurdy accompanying Tomazin's distinct vocal patterns. The unusual instrumentation gives this a unique flavour and a darkly psychedelic droney sound with a mystical and sometimes unsettling air.  

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Rabies Babies - Rabies Babies EP

    Remember rabies? A kind of early day Coronavirus spread by dogs. Horrible. The band name is the first clue that this is an uncompromising group. They've been at it since 1999 and create a DIY punk racket that matches a raw and dirty sound with lyrics on all matter of subjects from sexual assaults by members of punk bands to sexism in cycling. Please note that only one song is swear word free. Angry, brutal but a hell of a fun mess. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Mood Taeg - Exophora

    Mood Taeg are made up of people who live in Düsseldorf and Shanghai but the musical mood is more Germanic than Chinese. They are severely in debt to that magical movement of early '70s kraut-rock and electronic bands and cite the likes of Can, Neu!, Kraftwerk and Cluster as influences. They produce long form electronic pieces with some pretty great Jaki Liebezeit and Klaus Dinger. Should be right up the street of a lot of Norman Records customers. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    The William Loveday Intention - My Love for You / A La Mort Surbite

    A 7” single on Damaged Goods from The William Loveday Intention, a new project from the insanely prodigious Billy Childish. While the band works on less than three albums (apparently) they present two new tracks here - the spaghetti western feel of ‘My Love For You’ and the chamber-pop stylings of ‘A La Mort Surbite (sitting in Jacques Brel's Seat)’. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Mini Trees - Slip Away / Steady Me

    Los Angeles based musician has an obsession with miniature things so it seems sorta apt she'd call her project Mini Trees. This album is actually a collection of her two EPs to date Slip Away and Steady Me on which she takes influence from the likes of Sufjan Stevens and Bon Iver to produce heartfelt songs which lyrically discuss the ups and downs and uncertainty of that thing we all call love. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Art Feynman - Half Price at 3:30

    Art Feynman is better known I suppose as Luke Temple of once loved collective Here We Go Magic. On his second album under this moniker he continues to blend together Afro-pop, worldbeat and art-pop into a more mechanised version of his earlier pan-genre experiments. With drum machines and synths to the fore it could perhaps be compared to the  anything goes creativity of the likes of Arthur Russell and Francis Bebey.  

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    The Moons - Riding Man

    The Moons reveal an early taster of what their forthcoming album might sound like with a new cut Riding Man. The Mod-ish collective made this both at Abbey Road studios and in Paul Weller's personal studio. The song concerns Tour De France winner and fan of the band Bradley Wiggins. Riding Man.. you see?  - he rides a bicycle. Limited blue vinyl 7" backed with another exclusive track Sunday Love In.  

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Jonathan Fitoussi / Ariel Kalma - The Encyclopedia of Civilizations Vol. 3: India

    Abstrakce delivers the third instalment in its Encyclopedia of Civilizations split albums, in which two artists share musical insights into ancient cultures. Beautifully packaged in a letterpress sleeve and featuring a booklet with extensive liner notes, French musicians Jonathan Fitoussi and Ariel Kalma focus on India with a gentle, mesmerising journey. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Virginia Trance - Vincent's Playlist

    Scott Ryan Davis brings his Virginia Trance project back for a second studio album, titled Vincent’s Playlist. Featuring guest spots from former Psychic Ills members Chris Millstein and Jimy SeiTang, it seems to be gentler and mellower in places compared to 2018’s debut album, drawing on jangle-pop influences from C86 to Real Estate to mix with their scuzzy, VU sound. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Sonar with David Torn - Tranceportation (Volume 2)

    Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the band, Swiss pioneers Sonar collaborate with renowned experimental guitarist David Torn for Tranceportation (Volume 2). Together, they explore the boundaries of what’s possible with guitar music, delivering a masterclass in building soundscapes and textures. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    The Jerry Granelli Trio - The Jerry Granelli Trio Plays Vince Guaraldi and Mose Alliso

    Jerry Granelli has worked with many of the great jazz artists across his six decade career but on this new selection of recordings he concentrates on interpretations of two of them  - Vince Guaraldi and Mose Allison. Both artists had their own completely unique vision and Granelli attempt to both pay tribute to them but also find new ways of presenting  their remarkable work from a modern day vantage point. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Hiatt dB - Palimpsest

    Rhythm Section International’s first signing from America, New Orleans-based percussionist and producer Hiatt dB presents a four-track EP titled Palimpsest on 12”. Throughout, he incorporates global musical influences from Southern Europe to West Africa, and the Caribbean to Latin America into his paradigm. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Pinch - Reality Tunnels

    Bristol producer Rob Ellis releases his fifth album under the Pinch moniker. The three albums that followed his 2007 debut have been collaborative efforts, so Reality Tunnels is his first proper solo album for 13 years. Bristol’s famous trip hop, maximised jungle and future techno all feature as Pinch reshapes sound with experience and flair. Vinyl includes exclusive track. on Tectonic.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Skudge - Time Tracks

    The long-awaited new album from Swedish techno outfit Skudge, now nominally a solo outfit despite starting life as a twosome. Released on double vinyl, Time Tracks is one of their most personal collections yet, dwelling on memories and nostalgia, and featuring guest spots from friends Daniel Andreasson and Samo DJ. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Takashi Kokubo - Digital Soundology #1 Volk von Bauhaus

    Ambient composer and sound designer Takashi Kokubo, along with the likes of fellow composers Hiroshi Yoshimura, Yoshio Ojima and Toshifumi Hinata, is a pioneer of the Japanese environmental ambient sound. The latest in Kokubo’s ever expanding discography is Digital Soundology #1 Volk von Bauhaus, a masterpiece designed to create a multi-sensory listening experience.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Global Communication - Pentamerous Metamorphosis

    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, and is now available on translucent blue marbled vinyl. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    King Crimson - In The Court Of Crimson King (remix)

    Rolling out the re-mastered re-issues of their back catalogue they recently announced to mark their 50th anniversary, King Crimson’s In The Court Of The Crimson King is a key milestone in the evolution of progressive rock whose reputation outlasts the somewhat dented one of that genre. Boasting one of the most iconic album artworks of all time, it's now available again on heavyweight vinyl.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon (remix)

    In the years before Robert Fripp spent his days cavorting alongside wife Toyah Wilcox on a series of legend destroying lockdown videos, he was working with fellow prog head Steven Wilson on a long term project to remix some of his legendary King Crimson work. It has seen the light of day on a CD/DVD and vinyl box set but this is the first time they have been released on vinyl as limited albums. Here is 1970's In The Wake Of Poseidon in a limited edition of 2000 copies. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    King Crimson - Lizard (remix)

    Released in late 1970, Lizard was the second consecutive King Crimson album to be performed by a line-up that never actually performed live. Made immediately after the departure of Greg Lake and their only record to feature bassist/vocalist Gordon Haskell, it saw their wider commercial fortunes drop somewhat, going further down the modern jazz route than their two reputation-establishing albums, but their remarkable creativity remained intense. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    King Crimson - Islands (remix)

    King Crimson’s fourth album, Islands, was originally released in 1971. It was the last to feature founding member and lyricist Pete Sinfield. When a Robert Fripp / Steven Wilson remix version of the album was released on CD and DVD-A in 2010, fans began to clamour for a vinyl version, a vinyl box set appeared in 2018. Now it's being re;leased as a stand alone album.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    King Crimson - Rarities (remix)

    A vinyl box set of remixed King Crimson albums was released in 2018. In that box was a double LP of rarities compiled by Robert Fripp. They called it....wait for it....Rarities. The albums that featured are all being released individually and that includes this set, which will no doubt delight those who missed out on the box. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Coloured Balls - Liberate Rock: Singles and More 1972 - 1975

    Formed in the aftermath of The Purple Hearts’ disintegration, Liberate Rock: Singles and More 1972-1975 collects up the six single releases of Australian outfit Coloured Balls, plus a planned single that was cancelled just before their split and two live tracks recorded at the Sunbury festival in 1973. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Coloured Balls - Rock Your Arse Off! Live At Festival Hall 1972

    Australian outfit Coloured Balls are enjoying a much-deserved rediscovery, and their legendary performance in November 1972 at Melbourne’s Festival Hall is the best way to do this. Rock Your Arse Off! features the entire three-song, half-an-hour set that completely upstaged headliners Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Polypores - Azure

    British synth musician James Buckley releases a new Polypores album, titled Azure in thematic similarity to recent record Flora. A relaxing and aquatic atmosphere inspired by Buckley’s use of a modular synthesiser and a lot of exposure to new age music, it’s presented on ‘azure blue’ vinyl with artwork from Nick Taylor. 

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Polypores - Flora

    Pure analog sweetness from Preston’s Polypores (Stephen James Buckley) here. Flora is one of those British synth LPs in the Ghost Box/Radiophonic Workshop vein. Electronics purr and twinkle as Buckley spins out tender almost-melodies across these ten tracks. If you’re partial to a little Boards Of Canada then you should make haste for Flora.

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Friday 26th June 2020

    Aux 88 - Electro Techno EP

    Due in: only 31 days to go
  • Saturday 27th June 2020

    Melt Yourself Down - 100% YES!

    After famously missing out on The Beatles, Decca have vowed never to make the same mistake twice. They’ve snapped up London’s jazz / funk / post-punk outfit Melt Yourself Down for their third album, 100% Yes! They’ve drafted in producers Flood and Ben Hillier who have added a bit of synth to the band’s sound. There are also some hard-hitting lyrics focusing on the realities of modern Britain.

    Due in: only 32 days to go
  • Tuesday 30th June 2020

    Coil - Astral Disaster Sessions Un/finished Musics Vol. 2

    Late October 1998, spooky season, experimental legends Coil got together at Sun Dial studios in London. The sessions ultimately produced the album Astral Disaster. Astral Disaster Sessions Un/finished Musics Vol. 2 contains remixes, alternative versions and track that weren’t ultimately selected for the final album. Contains the first version of The Mothership.

    Due in: only 35 days to go
  • Wednesday 1st July 2020

    GLOK - Dissident

    Ride’s Andy Bell fronts up his first solo full-length under the name of GLOK. Dissident is a set of melodious and meaty electronica that draws from varied sources - Detroit techno, John Carpenter soundtracks, Boards Of Canada, that sort of thing. The epic title cut is Dissident's obvious highlight, its broiling synths ebbing and flowing across 20 Vessels-style minutes.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Thursday 2nd July 2020

    Various - Portals

    Portals: A Kosmische Journey through Outer Worlds and Inner Space is a double-vinyl, 13-track exploration of retro-futurist synthesiser music. Modern practitioners of the Berlin school inspired sound take us on a trip with their analogue and modular synthesizers fully set to cosmic. Includes tracks from Steve Moore, Ian Boddy, Polypores, Steve Roach, Listening Center, d’Voxx, Pleasure Corporation, Tungsten Mountain, Lisa Bella Donna, Nigel Mullaney, Johnny Woods, In The Branches + Bluetech and James Bernard.

    Presented on eyeball melting splatter vinyl and housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve - tip for all sonic psychonauts and armchair voyagers.

    Due in: only 37 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Polly Scattergood - In This Moment

    English singer / songwriter Polly Scattergood follows her collaboration with Maps, under the name onDeadWaves, with her fourth album, In This Moment. Here, she has gone for widescreen, raw and powerful production, balanced with moments of delicate tranquillity. She traverses subjects such as becoming a mother, joy and grief and reflects on the effects they’ve had on her over time.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Sparks - A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip

    Approaching their 50th anniversary as a creative force, the legendary art-pop group Sparks, fronted by Ron and Russell Mael, present their 24th studio album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip ahead of another European tour later in 2020. Following the Top Ten success of previous album Hippopotamus three years ago, it’s great to see new generations discovering a group that’s traditionally been unfairly dismissed. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    The Weeknd - After Hours

    Supported by two singles released at the end of last year (‘Blinding Lights’ and ‘Heartless’), R&B megastar Abel Tesfaye unveils his fourth studio album as The Weeknd. It’s also his first full-length in nearly four years, with After Hours having been teased for the best part of 18 months at this point, following the brief pleasures of 2018’s EP My Dear Melancholy,

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Paul Weller - On Sunset

    On Sunset is the 15th album from the one and only Modfather himself, Paul Weller. This is his first studio album since 2018’s True Meanings, and if what esteemed music critic Pete Paphides has been saying on Twitter is anything to go by, it’s going to be quite the listening experience. On Polydor.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience - To Know Without Knowing

    Mulatu Astatke is an influential musician from Africa, Black Jesus Experience are a twelve piece funk conglomerate out of Australia. This is the latest example of their musical journey together which began in 2009. Astakte calles Black Jesus Experience his favourite backing band and on To Know Without Knowing their shared love of funk and jazz creates a groove-laden classic. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    The Hempolics - Kiss, Cuddle & Torture: Volume 2

    Kiss, Cuddle & Torture: Volume 2 is the second album by London reggae / dub / pop band The Hempolics. The band feature former Faithless engineer Grippa and the band’s sound is very much down to him. ...Vol. 2 sees the band adding a bit of shoegaze, hip-hop and trip hop to their palette. Features guest performances from rapper Cojack and Faithless singer Pauline Taylor.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Dream Wife - So When You Gonna…

    In my day, the NME marked albums out of ten, so when I heard that the 2018 eponymous debut from garage punk band Dream Wife received a five star review from the magazine I was a little nonplussed, I mean it was good right? Apparently, they mark out of 5 now, so it was indeed a good thing. Now they’re back with a new album called So When You Gonna...an album which adds a little dynamism to their sound.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Hania Rani - Home

    According to Polish pianist and composer Hania Rani, her new album Home is the second half of the story she began on her album, Esja. This album sees her expanding her use of instruments and sound from the piano-focused Esja. She adds electronics, vocals, bass and drums and reaches for a more widescreen sound. It was mastered by Zino Mikorey, who has, in the past, worked with Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Woods - Strange To Explain

    Fresh from backing David Berman on last year's magnificent Purple Mountains record, Woods are make with some new music of their own. 2016's Love Is Love was all about how tumultuous world events affected the lives of the band but here it seems Woods are more hopeful, creating an album inspired by fatherhood, moves to the coast and that feeling that despite everything the world is a pretty beautiful place. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Noveller - Arrow

    Noveller is the music project of Sarah Lipstate. She uses an electric guitar and a whole bunch of effect pedals to make her experimental sound. Arrow is her latest album. It comes at a busy time for her as she has been touring as part of Iggy Pop’s band as well as earning writing credits on some of his songs. In the past she has played with Glen Branca, JG Thirlwell and Lee Ranaldo and supported St. Vincent, U.S. Girls and Helium - acts she can also refer to as her adoring fans.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Denai Moore - Modern Dread

    Denai Moore claims her music to be genre free, but to give you, the customer, something to grab hold of, she’s got a soul / R&B-meets-Folk vibe going on and cites Lauryn Hill and Bon Iver as influences on her work. Modern Dread is her third album, following 2015’s Elsewhere and 2017’s We Used To Bloom. You may also know her from her vocal performance on Wonder Where We Land by SBTRKT.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    bdrmm - Bedroom

    Taking inspiration from alternative music both modern and classic, Bedroom is the hotly anticipated full-length debut from Hull/Leeds band bdrmm (pronounced the same as the album title). Loosely conceived around a plotline of a disintegrating long-term relationship set against a backdrop of the highs and lows of your early twenties, it’s set to be one of the best British guitar debuts of 2020. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Greg Foat - Symphonie Pacifique

    Symphonie Pacifique by Greg Foat sees the jazz pianist building a cinematic soundscape aided by harp, tubular bells, choirs, bass palyed by Phil Achille, congas played by Eric Young, and breakbeats courtesy of Moses Boyd and library music legend Duncan Lamont. It was recorded in London, Edinburgh and Gothenburg. An international affair. On Strut.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Suzanne Vallie - Love Lives Where Rules Die

    Recorded in an intense five-day burst in September last year under the aegis of producer Rob Shelton, Love Lives Where Rules Die is the keenly anticipated debut album from Californian songwriter and poet Suzanne Vallie. Inspired by a break-up over the summer, it has a warm ambience reminiscent of Sharon Van Etten’s early output. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Pozi - 176 EP

    Named after the London bus route running from the heart of the city to Kent, 176 is a new five-track EP from post-punk outfit Pozi. Recorded in an intense five-day burst down in Margate, it sees them take a different approach to last year's excellent PZ1 album, ditching the guitars and embracing electronic textures. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    A.O. Gerber - Another Place To Need

    After a childhood of wanting to be a musician, learning piano, singing in a choir and teaching herself guitar Los Angeles-based A.O. Gerber ended up on a path of academia and farm work before returning to college to focus on music, specifically songwriting and composition. It was this time that made her what she is now and laid the foundations for her album Another Place to Need which draws on jazz, classical, experimental and choral music.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Various - Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller present Jazz On The Corner Two

    Following the success of the first edition back in 2018, actor and jazz fan Martin Freeman once again teams up with Acid Jazz head Eddie Piller to curate Jazz On The Corner Two. The vinyl edition sees the duo pick 20 tracks, from the likes of Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Chet Baker, while the slightly larger 2xCD edition sees Freeman and Piller curate an entire disc each. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Charles Hayward - Crossfade Estate

    Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now) was asked to test the limits of a new recording suite at The Albany in Deptford. Hayward duly obliged recording his previously unreleased 2005 album Crossfade Estate very quickly. He then spent a year and a half, mixing, cutting and pasting. The players along with Hayward are Ashleigh Marsh, Nick Doyne-Ditmas, Sean O'Hagan, Rob Mills, Orphy Robinson, Chris Cornetto, Sharon Gal and Simon King. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    A.A. Williams - Forever Blue

    Acclaimed singer and multi-instrumentalist A.A. Williams releases her debut studio album with prestigious indie Bella Union, the end-point of a meteoric ascent that’s seen her tour with the likes of Explosions In The Sky and Sisters of Mercy. Further bolstered by her current lockdown video project ‘Songs From Isolation’, post-rock and post-classical influences inform the sound of Forever Blue

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Keleketla! - Keleketla!

    Originally established as an international collaboration project between Coldcut and a selection of South African musicians, Keleketla! includes a dizzying number of star names who forged the material over sessions in London and Johannesburg, including new British jazz figurehead Shabaka Hutchings and the late Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    The Charlatans - Between 10th & 11th (Expanded Edition)

    Between 10th & 11th is the second album by The Charlatans. It was originally released in 1992. Here we have an expanded reissue on clear vinyl and CD. You get the original album plus the highly sought after live show dubbed 'Isolation 21.2.91' which was recorded in Chicago. Includes the singles Weirdo, Tremolo Song and I Don’t Want To See The Sights.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Prince Fatty - The Model

    Producer and engineer Prince Fatty has dabbled in various genres over the years from reggae to hip hop, dub to rock. Here he puts his distinctive spin on Kraftwerk’s number one hit The Model. Singer Shniece McMenamin and Drummer and MC Horseman make guest appearances on this 7”. It is backed with a slaying dub version on the B-side.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Various - Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares

    Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares is a compilation of what happened when the 60’s drug dream started to turn dark and demented: rock bands started losing it maaaan, and the good vibes turned heavy. For the listener of course, that means all manner of weird and gnarly fuzz-psych trippiness, and Numero Group have done an excellent job of curating a fine obscure selection from the period. CD and double LP editions, with lovely informative liner notes.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Little Kid - Transfiguration Highway

    Little Kid are a five-piece indie rock/folk and slowcore band from Toronto led by Kenny Boothby. Boothby started the project on his own back in 2011 and has since grown into a band. For their latest album, Transfiguration Highway, Boothby explores the idea of transfiguration through a set of deeply personal yet outward looking songs.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Bruce Brubaker & Max Cooper - Glassforms

    Nice to see interpretations of the work of Philip Glass still finding new and innovative ways of using his surname in the title. This latest offering sees pianist Bruce Brubaker and scientist come musician (sort of the opposite of Brian Cox then) Max Cooper collaborate on further expressions of the music of the Glass man. It melds a grand piano with cutting edge electronica and was originally commissioned for Paris Philharmonie 2019. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Function - Subject F (Transcendence)

    NYC's master of fathoms deep techno Function aka David Sumner lands on Rrose's ever-dependable Eaux label. Rrose and Function have a shared history in Sandwell District and Rrose released a record on Sumner's Infrastructure New York label, so this record kinda completes the circle. 'Binaural' is the perfect tool to transcend in a fog of dry ice and strobe lights at 4:00 am. 'Desire and Memory' is equally, if not more potent and will surely soundtrack those perfect dancefloor moments of communal hypnosis.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    France Jobin - Death Is Perfection, Everything Else Is Relative

    Like perhaps a lot of us, France Jobin has got pretty obsessed by death in recent times going so far as to dominating the press release with a lengthy splurging theory about parallels between shadow photons and death. It's beyond me I have to admit but this album follows a series of tragedies in Jobin's life and sees the minimalist composter and sound structuralist record a series of modular synth compositions in various locations. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Prequel Tapes - Ruin

    Producer and DJ Marco Freivogel discovered some old DAT tapes he made in his youth. These have become the basis of his work as Prequel Tapes, reconfigured using his individual his painstakingly assembled hardware set up .Ruin has a double meaning, depending on how you choose to view it - there’s the, perhaps more obvious, connections with darkness and decay or the chance of a new beginning and rebuilding. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Saskia - Eeuwig Op Reis

    With a background in artistic endeavours via a thriving artistic community in Rotterdam Sacha Vingerhoeds aka Saskia eventually found her muse making improvisational music with friends. The result was the early '80s recording of Eeuwig Op Rei which roughly translates as Endless Travels. Only about ten of the tapes were made for family and friends only but somehow it found its way into the hands of Stroom who release its contents on a limited 7". Heart melting DIY downer pop for fans of HTRK, Tropic of Cancer and Carla dal Forno.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Kareem - Ligeia

    A legend in Berlin’s techno scene with nearly 25 years of activity under his belt as well as founding Zhark Recordings, Patrick Stottrop releases three tracks taken from the Garden of Time album sessions as Kareem from last year on this new 12” EP, Ligeia. Alongside them are two new live favourites, ‘Horus’ and ‘Sorcerer’. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Alvin Lucier - Works For The Ever Present Orchestra

    Works For The Ever Present Orchestra is the latest compilation in the Black Truffle label’s series documenting the output of iconic American composer Alvin Lucier. It collects six daring pieces written for the 13-piece ensemble that was formed in 2016 specifically to perform Lucier’s music. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Oliver Nelson - Skull Session

    Recorded close to the end of his tragically cut-short life in 1975, during sessions for the Flying Dutchman label, Skull Session sees American jazz saxophonist Oliver Nelson in some of the finest form of his stellar career, building synthetic elements into his sound in league with a magnificent backing band including names such as Jerome Richardson and Bill Perkins. It now gets a deluxe re-issue on vinyl, featuring sleeve notes from musician Nat Hentoff. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Lucy Railton / Max Eilbacher - Forma / Metabolist Meter (Foster, Cottin, Caetani and a Fly)

    Here's that rarest of things these days  - a split LP. On one side we get Lucy Railton with a piece of eerie minimal synth and over on the flip is Max Eilbacher with a vibrating form of abstraction that seems to soundtrack a dying fly. The two pieces work together in tandem, creating their own unique sound world that is slightly menacing but with beauty found within. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Ennio Morricone - Psycho

    Psycho is a collection of pieces by master film composer Ennio Morricone. These selections are taken from films he scored for Italian directors from the late’60s up until the ‘80s. He wrote scores for films that ranged from psychologically dramatic and tense to horror and were quite different to the movies he was scoring in Hollywood at the time. 

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 3rd July 2020

    Robert Merlak - Finomehanika

    Finomehanika by Robert Merlak harks back to the early 2000s combining the distressed, sad tones of Vladislav Delay’s Mulitia (2000) and the sounds Autechre were making around the time of their 2001 Cornfield album. It is perfectly understandable for Merlak to look back to this period as it is when he released his last solo album, Albumski. Despite having these albums as reference points, it is quite unique, blending synthesized sound with piano and field recordings. On SWIMS.

    Due in: only 38 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    DMA'S - The Glow

    Teaming up with big-name producer Stuart Price, who delivered exceptional albums for the likes of Madonna, New Order and The Killers, Australian rock trio DMA’s are looking to break into the mainstream with their third studio effort The Glow. Hopefully they’ll be able to shake off the albatross of being that band who covered Cher. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Max Romeo - Revelation Time

    Revelation Time is widely regarded as the best album by reggae / roots artist Max Romeo and a definitive album in the world of Jamiacan music. It was originally only released in Jamaica in 1975 and again in 1977 under the name Warning! Warning!. It got its international release in 1978 under the name Open The Iron Gate. It was produced by Lee ‘ Scratch’ Perry.

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Diet Cig - Do You Wonder About Me?

    Following the success of their 2017 debut Swear I’m Good At This which earned them a sizeable cult fanbase, Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman reveal their second Diet Cig album. Do You Wonder About Me? is more muscular and confident than before, but it still contains the witty and literate lyrics of Luciano and the overtures towards tweeness that made them so beloved the first time out. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Lightning Orchestra - Source And Deliver

    Lightning Orchestra is the creative conduit for multi-instrumentalist Travis Murphy, bolstered by a rotating, elastically-numbered backing band of like-minded souls inspired by legends from Jimi Hendrix to Fela Kuti. The outfit’s debut album Source and Deliver is released on neon yellow vinyl, containing the monstrous ‘White Tiger’. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Mr Ben & The Bens - Life Drawing

    Mr Ben and the Bens is the brainchild of Ben Hall of Sheffield who has gone the opposite way of most performers and replaced his synth-based earlier recordings with acoustic based ones. These twelve brightly lit folk tunes are inspired by Sheffield and the surrounding area and follows up the earlier Who Knows Jenny Jones release. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Margo Price - That's How Rumors Get Started

    The third studio album from crossover star Margo Price, That’s How Rumours Get Started is perhaps the first to properly translate her live show to record. It uses country music as a jumping off point to explore a myriad of other genres, including travelogue songs, rock ballads tinged with psychedelia, and no small amount of pop nous. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Falle Nioke & Ghost Culture - Youkounkoun

    Working with acclaimed electronic music producer Ghost Culture (a.k.a. James Greenwood) to amplify his arsenal of West African instrumentation, Guinea-born artist Falle Nioke looks to build on his Margate-based cult following with this four-track, 12” EP titled Youkounkoun on London-based PRAH. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard - The Non-Stop EP

    Starting as a one-man bedroom recording project before blooming into a four-piece band, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard play a slacker brand of ‘70s rock. They released their debut single, Double Denim Hop in 2018 which was championed by Iggy Pop on BBC 6 Music and Huw Stephens and Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1.The Non-Stop EP actually features 10 tracks including the aforementioned Double Denim Hop and it’s follow-up Late Night City.

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Inventions - Continuous Portrait

    Matthew Robert Cooper (a.k.a. Eluvium) and Explosions In The Sky’s Mark T. Smith collaborate once again as Inventions, presenting their third studio album Continuous Portrait. It’s the boldest and least characteristic work yet, at least in terms of what you might expect given their own work, but it’s hypnotic and playful enough to fit in with 2014’s self-titled effort and 2015’s Maze of Woods

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    The Beths - Jump Rope Gazers

    Another round of scintillating power-pop from New Zealand’s The Beths, as they return with their second studio album Jump Rope Gazers. Written during the intense tours behind 2018’s acclaimed breakout Future Me Hates Me, Elizabeth Stokes and co. aim for very much the same mood, setting lyrics about worry and introversion to gregarious, bright rock. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    The Streets - None Of Us Are Getting Out This Life Alive

    None of Us Are Getting Out of This Alive is the 7th album by The Streets and Mike Skinner’s first new album in 9 years. It began as a mixtape before developing into a fully realised album. Given that this album is being released amid a global pandemic the title is perhaps a little pessimistic, but there you go. Guests include Tame Impala, IDLES, Jesse James Solomon and Chris Lorenzo.

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Oscar Jerome - Breathe Deep

    For years, Oscar Jerome has been a key figure in London’s burgeoning jazz scene alongside the likes of Shabaka Hutchings. However, it’s only now that a debut solo album is getting released. Breathe Deep includes guest spots from Ezra Collective and Lianne La Havas, and paints a broad picture of Jerome’s influences and passions. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Glass Animals - Dreamland

    Dreamland is the third album by Oxford psych pop / electronic indie band Glass Animals. It’s their first outing since 2016’s How To Be A Human Being. The album is built on the band’s experiences during the time between the albums. The one that looms largest being the bike accident that nearly killed drummer Joe Seaward. It’s fair to say it carries some emotional heft. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Laura Marling - Song For Our Daughter

    A physical release for Laura Marling’s seventh studio album Song For Our Daughter, the digital version of which she rolled out early a month ago in response to the lockdown. It’s getting to the point where it’s unexceptional that Marling is releasing one exceptional album after another after more than a decade in music, but that’s all the more reason to cherish one of this country’s finest songwriters of the new millennium. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    The Residents - Metal, Meat & Bone The Songs Of Dyin' Dog

    Legendary sound collective The Residents turn their unique artistry to the blues, specifically that of obscure bluesman Alvin Snow, a.k.a. Dyin’ Dog. On Metal, Meat & Bone: The Songs Of Dyin' Dog, the group cover all ten of Snow’s known recordings - a continuation of sorts of what the band were playing on their last tour. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Asher Gamedze - Dialectic Soul

    Asher Gamedze is one of the foremost jazz musicians in Cape Town right now. His combination of spiritual and progressive jazz makes the drummer’s debut album, Dialectic Soul, an incredibly engaging listen. Joining him on the album are some of Cape Town’s best players: Thembinkosi Mavimbela on bass, Buddy Wells on tenor sax, Robin Fassie-Kock on trumpe and Nono Nkoane on vocals.

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    NZCA Lines - Pure Luxury

    NCZA Lines is the synth-pop project of Michael Lovett along with other musicians who have included Charlotte Heatherly, once of Ash and drummer Sarah Jones who has played with a number of acts from Harry Styles to Bat For Lashes. Pure Luxury is his fist album since 2016’s Infinite Summer. Here we have an album of effervescent synth funk on Memphis Industries. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways

    Arguably the most legendary figure in all of rock history, Bob Dylan presents his first new album of new material in eight years, and his 39th altogether. Spanning 70 minutes and containing the 17-minute long single ‘Murder Most Foul’, Rough And Rowdy Ways sees an artist approaching his 79th birthday in some of his best lyrical form in recent memory. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Julianna Barwick - Healing Is A Miracle

    An artist who’s able to do so much with very little, Julianna Barwick prepares the release of her fourth solo album Healing Is A Miracle, and her first for Ninja Tune. Enlisting the help of three guest musicians - Sigur Rós’s Jónsi, Nosaj Thing and Mary Lattimore - it’s a testament to her creativity and imagination that she can create such majesty using just her voice and a select few trusted instruments. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Breakbot - Be Mine Tonight

    French DJ Breakbot returns 10 years after his legendary Baby I'm Yours disc with a new offering Be Mine Tonight. You may have heard the instrumental version of this on the Chanel eyewear campaign but this is the vocal version starring Capucine Delafleur. Gorgeous summery pop with a Daft Punk/Chic vibe. Red translucent vinyl. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    The Jayhawks - XOXO

    The Jayhawks are a long running Twin Cities band whose blend of country rock and power pop should have seen them a little less under the radar than they have been. Still, their cult following will be delighted at this new album of originals which, rather than jump off at new tangents, just sharpens up their songwriting and creates another example of the Jayhawks doing what the Jayhawks do best. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    The Midnight - Monsters

    Monsters is the third album by US synthwave duo The Midnight. Their music melds the sound of many an ‘80s film soundtrack with deep house, pop and rock. This will appeal to fans of the Stranger Things soundtrack, Chromatics, Churches, Hot Chip and The 1975. Recent sell-out gigs at London’s Roundhouse suggests that they’re stock is well and truly on the rise.

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Various - Records, Records, Records: Drowning In A Sea Of Cramps

    Lux Interior and Poison Ivy of psychobilly garage punk heroes The Cramps have put their name to Records Records Records - Drowning In A Sea Of Cramps. It’s a 52 song collection spread over two CDs compiled from a bunch of obscure 45s by bands that The Cramps thoroughly approved of. So I guess if you’re a fan of The Cramps, you’ll dig this. One of the bands is called Dr. Horse - let’s face it, that’s worth the price alone.

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Three Queens In Mourning & Bonnie Prince Billy - Hello Sorrow Hello Joy

    An assemblage of alternative country icon Will Oldham (a.k.a. Bonnie “Prince” Billy) with the trio of Scottish artists Alasdair Roberts (of Appendix Out), Jill O' Sullivan (a.k.a. Jill Lorean) and Alex Neilson (of Trembling Bells) collectively known as Three Queens In Mourning, the superb Hello Sorrow Hello Joy consists largely of immaculate Oldham covers but a small handful of original material as well. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Ice - The Ice Age

    Never even released upon its completion, the RidingEasy label’s Brown Acid series uncovers The Ice Age, the debut album from Indianapolis band Ice. A mixture of ultra-heavy psychedelia and primitive proto-metal that nevertheless boasts prominent melodic hooks, the group split up almost immediately after finishing work on it in 1970. It could have been a canonical rock classic if it had seen the light of the day back then.

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Munehiro Narita - Live P.S.F.

    A former member of Japanese underground outfits such as High Rise, Green Flames and Kyoaku no Intention, guitarist Munehiro Narita was captured in the live setting in San Francisco around three years ago. Playing alongside hired hands David Jasso and TJ, who later became a permanent backing band for him, Live P.S.F. is a remarkable live recording. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Naujawanan Baidar - Volume 1 & 2

    Meaning ‘enlightened youth’, Naujawanan Baidar is the recording nom-de-plume of Myrrors member N.R. Safi. On Volume 1 & 2, Safi uses the project to explore his paternal Afghan heritage through traditional folk instruments filtered through various production techniques, generating a series of musical sketches laid down from 2017 to 2019 in the spirit of improvisation. 

    Due in: only 45 days to go
  • Friday 10th July 2020

    The Eighteenth Day of May - S​/​T Retrospective

    Boosting traditional and modern folk with psychedelia and jangle pop, London-based sextet The Eighteenth Day Of May sadly didn’t achieve much of a profile when they recorded their first (and only) album in 2005. Cardinal Fuzz re-issues The Eighteenth Day Of May on vinyl with extra tracks, including demos for a never-made follow-up. 

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  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Samantha Crain - A Small Death

    A Small Death is an incredibly moving and hopeful album and comes as a very unexpected chapter in the career and life of Samantha Crain. Since making her last album, 2017’s You Had Me At Goodbye, her hands had become paralysed. It seemed that her career was over. Inexplicably she got the use of her hands back and translated a brain full of songs on to guitar. A Small Death is the first release on Real Kind Records - a label set up by Lucy Rose who was inspired and moved by Samantha Crain’s music.

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Surfer Blood - Carefree Theatre

    Surfer Blood’s career has been punctuated by tragedy and some, what can only be described as, bloody stupid behaiviour. They released an impressive debut in 2010, Astro Coast, which earned them support slots with Les Savy Fav and Pixies and have gone on to record a further four albums. Now we have Carefree Theatre, recorded in their hometown of Kanine, Florida. The emphasis is on short and poppy songs.

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    JARV IS - Beyond The Pale

    Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker unveils the debut album from his JARV IS project - a band formed with Serafina Steer, Emma Smith, Andrew McKinney, Jason Buckle and Adam Betts. Following the great reception last summer for its debut single ‘Must I Evolve’, Beyond The Pale marks a return to form for one of British indie’s most iconic figures.

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today

    Ultimate Success Today is the fifth album by Detroit rock band Protomartyr. It is their second album for Domino Records. The album was inspired by the reissue of their debut album, making singer Joe Casey think about the way they felt first time out. He was reminded of how that could have been the band’s only album and the urgency to make it that spurred them on. He realises that they are in it for the long haul now, but he still wanted to make sure he said what he wanted say while he has the chance.

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Current Joys - Live at Kilby Court

    A twenty-track double vinyl package, Live At Kilby Court sees Nick Rattigan blister through a set of fan favourites at the eponymous venue in Utah’s Salt Lake City under his Current Joys moniker. With the benefit of a four-piece band arrangement, classics have never sounded better. Includes a version of unreleased track ‘Altered States’. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Bing & Ruth - Species

    Species is the fourth studio album from David Moore’s Bing & Ruth musical project, and second on the prestigious 4AD imprint. Inspired by Moore’s passion for long-distance running, this seven-track collection is an immersive exploration primarily of the Farfisa organ, with only sparse accompaniment from the band’s fellow founders Jeremy Viner and Jeff Ratner. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters

    Fetch The Bolt Cutters is the fifth album by American singer / songwriter Fiona Apple. She doesn’t release albums very often and this has been in the works for 5 years and is her first release in eight years. It has met with great critical acclaim (it received the first perfect score from one Pitchfork Media in a decade) and whilst she may get lumped in with the likes of Tori Amos, in truth, this sounds like nothing else you’ve ever heard. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Overflow - Heil Eris / Enjoy

    Here are more sounds from  he past regurgitated for ears young and old. These tracks were originally lost cassette culture obscurities from the 1980s featuring live takes (it's what we all had to do back then) using drums, synths, affected voices. The results veer from cold/synth wave pop to longform ambient pieces that sound remarkably modern. First time on wax restored and remastered from the original tapes.  

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Oneness of Juju - African Rhythms 1970-1982

    African Rhythms 1970-1982 is a triple-LP / double-CD compilation tracing the career of Plunky J. Branch’s Oneness of Juju across their many iterations. An expansion of an existing compilation dating from 2001, with liner notes by Chris Menist, the music within has been has been highly sought-after by rare groove collectors and DJs for years. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    BRONSON - BRONSON

    BRONSON is the new project from US electronic duo ODESZA and Golden Features, a producer from Sydney. Their self-titled debut is filled with instrumental tracks that flow with emotional power alongside cathartic vocal tunes. This is a departure from the norm for both acts. Includes guest appearances from British producer/DJ Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and R&B singer Gallant. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    L.A. Salami - The Cause of Doubt & a Reason to Have Faith

    Lookman Adekunle Salami - known professionally as L.A. Salami - releases his third studio album The Cause of A Doubt & A Reason To Have Faith. Off the back of two recent EPs that served as a means to push his post-modern blues even further forward, this new LP is his most untamed and unchecked yet. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Spice - Spice

    San Francisco band Spice fire out of the blocks with their eponymous debut. They are a five piece and feature Ross Farrar and Jack Casarotti from Northern California punks Ceremony. They play with the confidence of bands such as Jawbreaker, J Church, The Horrors, and Fugazi but put their own special twist on things - mainly down to fact that they have a violin player.

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Anaal Nathrakh - In the Constellation of the Black Widow

    In The Constellation of the Black Widow is the fifth album by Birmingham extreme metal band Anaal Nathrakh. It was originally released in 2009. They are essentially a duo comprised of V.I.T.R.I.O.L. and Irrumarator but have had members come and go and help out where necessary. The title of the LP comes from a book by Norwegian anarcho-nihilist writer Jens Bjørneboe. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Anaal Nathrakh - Passion

    Passion is the sixth album by Birmingham extreme metal band Anaal Nathrakh. It was originally released in 2011. It sees the duo of V.I.T.R.I.O.L. (aka Dave) and Irrumarator (aka Mick) helped out by Drugzilla, Rainer Landfermann, Ventnor and Alan Dubin. Red and white coloured 140g vinyl on Candlelight.

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas

    Candlelight are reissuing a bunch of albums by Birmingham’s extreme metallers Anaal Nathrakh. Here we have Vanitas, their seventh album, which was originally released in 2012. The core duo of V.I.T.R.I.O.L. and Irrumarator are joined by Dave Nassie, Steeve Hurdle, Robert Mercier and Elena Vladi. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Various - Martin Green Presents: Super Sonics – 40 Junkshop Britpop Greats

    Curated by Smashing club operator Martin Green, involved in the Britpop scene in London in the mid-Nineties, Super Sonics – 40 Junkshop Britpop Greats shines a much deserved spotlight on the scene’s nearly-weres, would-have-beens and also-rans. Spanning two CDs and 40 tracks, Green exhumes glorious nuggets from the likes of Bis, Urusei Yatsura, Huggy Bear and Kenickie

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Easy Life - See You Later Maybe Never (Demos)

    Leicester alternative R&B group Easy Life haven’t let ‘Lockdown 2020’ stop them from making new music. See You Later Maybe Never features two new songs, Peanut Butter and Petty Crime. With their positive outlook they are probably the right band to be releasing new music inspired by the situation caused by the global pandemic.

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Silverbacks - Fad

    Silverbacks are a five piece out of Dublin who are chomping at the bit to follow fellow Dublin City dwellers Fontaines DC out of the place and into the mainstream. They are influenced by '70s punk and American no-wave with nods to Pavement, the Fall and Blondie. It's produced by Daniel Fox of Girl Band who they have supported on a string of sold out tour dates. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Crack Cloud - Pain Olympics

    Crack Cloud are an anarchic Canadian collective who make a sometimes joyous, sometimes frightening racket that is inspired by their close knit community which just stops short of being a Psychic TV-like cult. This new album continues their driving and driven kraut and post-punk melee and deals with addiction and recovery born out of the personal experiences of the gang.

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Giant Sand - Ramp

    Giant Sand appear to have been providing parched missives since the beginning of time. Ramp was their 1991 effort which saw guest spots from the likes of Victoria Williams and is seen as one of their best. For the uninitiated, this is a well that is worth delving into. The collective play a kind of late-night lounge music with shards of brutal guitar. This 2CD edition features a bonus disc containing a further live session. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Joy Division - Closer (40th Anniversary Edition)

    A 40th anniversary re-issue for Closer, the second and final studio album from Joy Division. Released two months after lead singer Ian Curtis took his own life, the record, along with its predecessor Unknown Pleasures and the group’s clutch of singles, had an inestimable impact on the evolution of indie and alternative rock. This re-mastered version comes on ‘crystal clear’ vinyl. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

    Along with the special 40th anniversary edition of Closer, Rhino Records is re-issuing three of Joy Division’s singles on 12” vinyl, which have never been re-pressed or re-released before. ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, the band’s epitaph and a UK chart smash, is packaged in heavyweight board with its original artwork. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Joy Division - Transmission

    Along with the special 40th anniversary edition of Closer, Rhino Records is re-issuing three of Joy Division’s singles on 12” vinyl, which have never been re-pressed or re-released since Factory’s demise. ‘Transmission’, backed with its original B-side ‘Novelty’, is packaged in a special embossed sleeve with its original artwork. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Joy Division - Atmosphere

    Along with the special 40th anniversary edition of Closer, Rhino Records is re-issuing three of Joy Division’s singles on 12” vinyl, which have never been re-pressed or re-released since Factory’s demise. ‘Atmosphere’, backed with its original B-side ‘She’s Lost Control’, is packaged in heavyweight board with its original artwork. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Scanner - An Ascent

    Following a recent lockdown live show broadcast on YouTube, during which DiN label head Ian Boddy reached out to Scanner’s Robin Rimbaud, An Ascent is adapted from the improvised modular synth set that he performed. These nine new tracks showcase a uniquely talented British artist at his very best. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Idaho - Levitate

    A limited edition debut release on vinyl for Levitate, the brilliant sixth studio album from slowcore legends Idaho. Originally released in 2001, it featured the group’s leader and creative hub Jeff Martin writing and producing in its entirety, as well as playing every instrument apart from the drums. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Hiro Ama - Uncertainty EP

    Hiro Ama is the solo pseudonym of Hiro Amamiya, drummer of English band Teleman. Recorded during a brief hiatus between relentless touring and creativity enforced by the COVID-19 crisis, his debut EP Uncertainty was completed in the space of a month, and reflects its circumstances of isolation and confusion, as well as having a tonal debt to his Japanese homeland. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    David Ramirez - My Love Is A Hurricane

    Oh not David Ramirez as well? It seems the whole world is heartbroken and Ramirez uses his new album as a sounding board for recent heartache as well as the pain and excitement of moving on. He matches his narratives to dreamy, psychedelic soundscapes that at times recall the dense and layered music of Grizzly Bear as well as the soulful songwriting of Michael Kiwanuka.

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Arca - KiCk i

    Venezuelan artist, producer, DJ, performer, dancer, singer Arca returns with the album that may well cement her reputation as one of today's most important and forward thinking artists. They are all here  - Bjork, SOPHIE, Rosalia on an album which seems fearless in its disregard for anything approaching musical genre. You'll get noise, psychedelia, experimentation, pop, balladry and everything in between. It will be a hell of a ride that's for sure. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Entry - Detriment

    Entry are a hardcore punk band from Los Angeles. Detriment is their debut album. Their attack is spearheaded by vocalist Sara G and guitarist Clayton Stevens who also play together in post hardcore band Touché Amoré. The four piece is completed by Sean Sakamoto on bass and Chris Dwyer on drums. They take their inspiration from classic punk bands such as Discharge, Minor Threat, The Cramps and The Exploited.

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Cucina Povera & ELS - The Oystercatcher

    Cucina Povera - Finnish-born sound artist and vocalist Maria Rossi and ELS - the name under which Edward Simpson of Circuit Breaker makes introspective electronica have joined forces to create The Oystercatcher. It is an album of boiled down improvisations, culled from a two day recording session in London, inspired by a Tove Jansson short Story.

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 17th July 2020

    Douglas Adams - Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

    Initially broadcast in 2007 on BBC Radio 4, the full-cast adaptation of Douglas Adams’ wonderful novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency starring Harry Enfield, Olivia Colman and Andrew Sachs concerning a quirky gumshoe deployed in solving bizarre and supernatural mysteries is now being issued on vinyl as a red, blue and yellow-coloured triple package. It features sleeve notes by the series’ adaptor, Dirk Maggs. 

    Due in: only 52 days to go
  • Friday 24th July 2020

    Courtney Marie Andrews - Old Flowers

    Her third record for Fat Possum and Loose and her seventh studio album overall, Old Flowers is a career-defining statement from Arizona-based singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews. Pulling together all of her songwriting prowess honed over the last decade, it’s an album of hard-learned experience in the affairs of the heart. 

    Due in: only 59 days to go
  • Friday 24th July 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 59 days to go
  • Friday 24th July 2020

    MOHIT - Preface

    Originally from that rock and roll capital Bognor Regis, MOHIT moved to London to hone their experimental art punk and have already been rewarded with tours with the similarly abstract likes of Ought and Omni. They take influence from seemingly everything to make music which has been compared to the likes of Can, Broadcast and Cocteau Twins. Promising stuff...and that sleeve art is lovely.   

    Due in: only 59 days to go
  • Friday 24th July 2020

    Seasick Steve - Love & Peace

    Here he is again, former Beach Boys touring member, Modest Mouse producer and pro-'homeless' guy Seasick Steve with another album of low down blues, boogie, rock and folk from the mean streets he calls home. With pals such as crazy Dan and the Boss Hoss he's recorded this on 2 inch tape the old fashioned way. No computers or any fancy dan high falutin' technology on this one.   

    Due in: only 59 days to go
  • Friday 24th July 2020

    Joe Hisaishi - Princess Mononoke (Image Album)

    Recently made available on Netflix and one of the flagship films in anime company Studio Ghibli’s stable, 1997’s Princess Mononoke also boasted a magnificent soundtrack and symphonic score by Joe Hisaishi. This edition is the Image Album, recorded ahead of time of the soundtrack itself and based on director Hayao Miyazaki notes of what he intended for the music. First-time on vinyl.

    Due in: only 59 days to go
  • Friday 24th July 2020

    Joe Hisaishi - Princess Mononoke (Soundtrack)

    Recently made available on Netflix and one of the flagship films in anime company Studio Ghibli’s stable, 1997’s Princess Mononoke also boasted a magnificent soundtrack and symphonic score by Joe Hisaishi. This soundtrack edition is performed by the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra. Includes the Princess Mononoke Main Theme with vocals by Yoshikazu Mera. First-time on vinyl.

    Due in: only 59 days to go
  • Friday 24th July 2020

    Joe Hisaishi - Princess Mononoke (Symphonic Suite)

    In 1998, a whole year after Princess Mononoke, the Studio Ghibli film directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was released, composer Joe Hisaishi decided to revisit the soundtrack he’d written. The time, he reimagined the score as a symphonic suite and performed and recorded it with the Czech philharmonic orchestra. Hisaishi scored the majority of Miyazaki’s films. 

    Due in: only 59 days to go
  • Friday 24th July 2020

    Howling - Colure

    Sometime solo artist and The Acid frontman Ry X and Âme’s Frank Wiedemann get back together to present a new album from their collaboration project Howling, five years after their debut Sacred Ground. Mixing together electronic and acoustic instruments to create productions suitable for radio and clubs, Colure ought to be another success. 

    Due in: only 59 days to go
  • Friday 24th July 2020

    Jessy Lanza - All The Time

    Jesse Lanza is a Canadian, singer, songwriter who has gained traction with her previous albums Pull My Hair Back and Oh No. On All The Time, she collaborates with writing partner Jeremy Greenspan on perhaps her strongest set yet. The production is both modern and retro-leaning but allows Lanza space to create a more lyrically ambitious work inspired by heartbreak and personal change.  

    Due in: only 59 days to go
  • Friday 24th July 2020

    Nicolas Bougaïeff - The Upward Spiral

    Berlin-based Canadian producer Nicolas Bougaïeff first entered the world of legendary British label Mute when he released three EPs on their electronic sub-label NovaMute. The Upward Spiral is his debut full-length LP for them. He shows off his avant-garde take on techno and acid and his penchant for messing with tempo. 

    Due in: only 59 days to go
  • Friday 24th July 2020

    Luke Jenner - 1

    You may not know Luke Jenner by name but if I said he was the front man of New York punk/funk band the Rapture you should all know who I'm talking about. His first solo project is a deeply personal affair in which Jenner finds an outlet for things which are sometimes not discussed. Here he talks about his upbringing in which child abuse and violence featured strongly but also he discusses his later redemption through religion and music. 

    Due in: only 59 days to go
  • Friday 24th July 2020

    McCarthy - The Enraged Will Inherit The Earth

    Originally released in March 1989, The Enraged Will Inherit The Earth was the second of three albums from short-lived but influential agit-pop outfit McCarthy, featuring future Stereolab founder Tim Gane. It now gets a deluxe vinyl re-issue, including a ten-track bonus LP and a two-track 7” vinyl with two previously unreleased tracks. 

    Due in: only 59 days to go
  • Friday 24th July 2020

    STRFKR - Future Past Life

    For his project’s sixth studio album, STRFKR leader Josh Hodges collaborated long-distance with Dutch musicians Mathias Janmat and David Hoogerheide. The result, Future Past Life, is a sonic stretching and stripping-back of the electro-pop perfection the group achieved on 2016’s Being No One, Going Nowhere

    Due in: only 59 days to go
  • Friday 24th July 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 59 days to go
  • Friday 31st July 2020

    The Psychedelic Furs - Made of Rain

    Who’da thunk it? Legends of the post punk scene and the '80s in general, Psychedelic Furs, are back with Made of Rain, their first new album in 29 years. The band released 7 albums in 11 years between 1980 and 1991 before they split up, or as we can now refer to it, went on hiatus. They had hits with Pretty In Pink and Love My Way.

    Due in: only 66 days to go
  • Friday 31st July 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 66 days to go
  • Friday 31st July 2020

    Ganser - Just Look At That Sky

    Just Look at That Sky is the  second album Chicago four-piece Ganser. It follows their critically acclaimed 2018 debut, Odd Talk. Here they mine Chicago’s noise rock history, taking cues from the likes of Shellac and The Jesus Lizard. They mix that with some post-punk and art rock influences such as Sleater Kinney and Throwing Muses. It was co-produced by Chicago producer Brian Fox and Mia Clarke of Brighton indie band Electrelane.

    Due in: only 66 days to go
  • Friday 31st July 2020

    Dizzy - The Sun and Her Scorch

    The Sun and Her Scorch is the second album by Canadian indie-pop band, Dizzy. Now, their name suggests indie pop, and they are marketed as such, but their sound here is what you could describe as expensively produced stadium indie pop. This just means that they’re not a bunch of skinny kids from the ‘80s, with messy hair, wearing jumpers etc. This is a much slicker affair but the melodies are there in abundance.

    Due in: only 66 days to go
  • Friday 31st July 2020

    Silvia Tarozzi - Mi specchio e rifletto

    The Italian violinist Silvia Tarozzi was long known for her work in the fields of improvisation and experimentalism but for Mi specchio e rifletto she was inspired to play a more song-based music. The result is a beautifully baroque series of folk and progressive musings with a poetic bent that could draw comparisons perhaps to Penguin Cafe Orchestra

    Due in: only 66 days to go
  • Friday 31st July 2020

    Woodkid - Goliath

    Having spent the last seven years engaged in a variety of projects, including fashion design, choreography and soundtrack work, French artist Yoann Lemoine at long last announces some new Woodkid music. Released on 7” yellow vinyl, ‘Goliath’ (paired with an instrumental version of the track) deals with the increasing sense of individual helplessness in the face of massive forces, trends and institutions in the modern age. 

    Due in: only 66 days to go
  • Friday 31st July 2020

    Alain Johannes - Hum

    Alain Johannes was a founding member of Los Angeles alt. rockers Eleven way back in 1990. Since then he has contributed to recordings by Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Mark Lanegan, Chris Cornell and many, many others. His latest solo album, Hum, comes following recovery from loss and battles with his health.  

    Due in: only 66 days to go
  • Friday 31st July 2020

    Fontaines D.C. - A Hero's Death

    In the spirit of striking while the iron’s hot, Dublin post-punk act Fontaines D.C. deliver their second studio album A Hero’s Death barely a year after their debut Dogrel won such universal acclaim. Stoic and energetic, it seeks to address the grander themes in life, but hasn’t succumbed to a dose of ‘The Big Music’, fortunately! 

    Due in: only 66 days to go
  • Friday 31st July 2020

    Mumford & Sons - Forever (Garage Version)

    Well, this is exciting. Mumford and Sons return with Forever taken from their 2018 album Delta but a Garage Version  - which presumably means they'll be breaking out the breakbeats and time stretches. It's backed with Friend of the Devil which we're told is a cover version. A quick Google search reveals it could be a Counting Crows song which figures. 

    Due in: only 66 days to go
  • Friday 31st July 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: only 66 days to go
  • Friday 31st July 2020

    Disclosure - Ecstasy

    Popular electronic music duo Disclosure return with a new 5 track 12" which helps them celebrate 10 years in the biz despite them both still only being in their mid 20s. Lead track Ecstasy already sounds like a hit with its cut up disco and soul samples and thumping kick drums. The four other tracks here have been teased already on various mainstream media so this should be another big seller for the lads. 

    Due in: only 66 days to go
  • Friday 31st July 2020

    Madeline Kenney - Sucker's Lunch

    To record her third long player, Oakland, California-based singer / songwriter Madeline Kenney enlisted the help of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, better known as Baltimore duo, Wye Oak. Judging by the lead single, Sucker, the results of their efforts have produced some quite beautiful sun-dappled indie-folk.

    Due in: only 66 days to go
  • Friday 31st July 2020

    Mike Polizze - Long Lost Solace Find

    Mike Polizze is probably best known as the guitarist and frontman with Purling Hiss. With his band he usually drenches his fine songs in various types of guitar squall. On his debut solo album, Long Lost Solace Find, sees him putting the pedals away, picking up an acoustic guitar and letting the sunshine in. Kurt Vile guests on vocals and guitar. 

    Due in: only 66 days to go
  • Friday 31st July 2020

    Kingmaker - Everything Changed 1991-1995

    Kingmaker came from Hull. They formed in 1990 and released three albums before splitting in 1995. They frequently adorned the pages of the NME during their time, carving out a English indie niche in a pre-Britpop world. Everything Changed is a career-spanning 5CD box set featuring all of their albums: Eat Yourself Whole, Sleepwalking and In The Best Possible Taste, alongside a load of bonus tracks in the shape of live cuts, remixes and b-sides.

    Due in: only 66 days to go
  • Friday 31st July 2020

    Various - Musik Music Musique – 1980: The Dawn Of Synth Pop

    Musik Music Musique – 1980: The Dawn Of Synth Pop is a compilation celebrating the arrival of synth pop. Over three CDs you get songs by household names who were just starting out such as Ultravox, The Human League and OMD alongside one hit wonders such as M and The Buggles and singular artists such as Japan, John Foxx, Eyeless in Gaza and Fad Gadget. 

    Due in: only 66 days to go
  • Monday 3rd August 2020

    James Krivchenia - A New Found Relaxation

    Big Thief drummer James Krivchenia releases his second solo album, but A New Found Relaxation sounds very different to the subtle yet powerful impressions he makes on his band’s records. Drawn from a vast array of field recordings, obscure radio snippets and internet-sourced found sounds, it’s an oasis of peacefulness constructed amid a stressy and accelerating outside world. 

    Due in: only 69 days to go
  • Friday 7th August 2020

    Jaga Jazzist - Pyramid

    Norwegian eight-piece group Jaga Jazzist return with their first album in five years titled Pyramid, their ninth overall but their debut on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint. Recorded in just two weeks over intense recording sessions, the Lars Horntveth-led ensemble continue their cosmic excursions covering jazz, post-rock and psychedelia. 

    Due in: only 73 days to go
  • Friday 7th August 2020

    Willie J Healey - Twin Heavy

    Willie J Healy hails from Oxfordshire and he sings and writes songs. He was very nearly a boxer, but a few Neil Young records soon put him on the path he’s confidently strutting down now. Twin Heavy is his latest album and going by the first single to be lifted from it, Why You Gotta Do It, it seems he’s going down a Phil Spector path, thankfully only in terms of the sound of his records.

    Due in: only 73 days to go
  • Friday 7th August 2020

    Dan Croll - Grand Plan

    Inspired by his recent move to Los Angeles, Liverpudlian artist Dan Croll reveals his third studio album Grand Plan. Created in league with excellent session players and Matthew E. White on production duties around a year ago, it’s a much more songwriterly collection than his two previous indie-pop efforts. 

    Due in: only 73 days to go
  • Friday 7th August 2020

    Vintage Crop - Serve To Serve Again

    Vintage Crop are a bunch of Australians who make a burly, bruised form of post-punk that takes it's inspiration from the likes of Wire and the Yummy Fur. It's a wild, wriggly ride full, of jagged shards of guitar and splintered rhythms but there is a toughness to what they do - you wouldn't want to mess with them - vocals are aggressive and punky and this is music built for sweaty underground dives (remember them?) 

    Due in: only 73 days to go
  • Friday 7th August 2020

    Steve Von Til - No Wilderness Deep Enough

    Steve Von Till has had his fingers in many musical pies. From the avant garde metal of his band Neurosis to psychedelia under the name Harvestman and even gothic Americana. With his latest solo album No Wilderness Deep Enough he mixes the dark emotion of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds last couple of albums with Brian Eno’s ambient sounds, Coil’s electronic mutations and the wintry works of late Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson to create an intense yet expansive album.

    Due in: only 73 days to go
  • Friday 7th August 2020

    Jason Molina - Eight Gates

    Inspired by his move from America to London over a decade ago, Eight Gates was recorded by indie-rock singer-songwriter Jason Molina shortly before his passing from alcoholism complications seven years ago. By its nature, it’s an intriguing and compelling mix of song sketches and more fully-realised ideas. 

    Due in: only 73 days to go
  • Friday 7th August 2020

    Yellow Days - A Day In A Yellow Beat

    British songwriter George van den Broek presents his second album as Yellow Days, and his first since signing to Columbia. Expanding his palette from his 2019 debut album, A Day In A Yellow Beat is inspired by classic funk and R&B from the likes of Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, but contains the same spark of self-taught creativity that made his early music so appealing.

    Due in: only 73 days to go
  • Friday 7th August 2020

    Michelle - Heatwave

    Taking cues from R&B, Eighties synth pop, jazz and indie-rock, New York sextet MICHELLE present their debut studio album Heatwave. Written and recorded in just a fortnight and spearheaded by the fantastic, slinky lead single ‘The Bottom’, it’s a brief but thrilling snapshot of what it’s like to be young and getting by in a big city. 

    Due in: only 73 days to go
  • Friday 7th August 2020

    Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Shaman!

    69 year old jazz auteur Idris Ackamoor returns with his influential band The Pyramids on Shaman!, a stunning return to his strongest form since their 1970s heyday. While the current line-up features a number of the group’s founding members, it feels like a fresh, new formulation, the tracks taking on a poignant urgency in the context of the coronavirus crisis. 

    Due in: only 73 days to go
  • Friday 14th August 2020

    Biffy Clyro - A Celebration of Endings

    Scottish alternative rock gods Biffy Clyro aim to make it three UK no.1 albums in a row with new effort A Celebration of Endings, their eighth record overall. Working with producer Rich Costey once again, the trio embrace all of the elements that have made them so acclaimed and popular throughout their two-decade career, from the jagged rock of their early years to the lighters-in-the-air stadium indie that propelled them to the top of the charts. 

    Due in: only 80 days to go
  • Friday 14th August 2020

    Alison Chesley, Steve Albini, Tim Midyett - Music from the film Girl on the Third Floor

    Look at that terrifying house. It depicts the upcoming horror film Girl on the Third Floor made by director Travis Stevens. To create a suitably creepy soundtrack he recruited Steve Albini to put together a collective and he in turn drafted in Tim Midyett (Mint Mile, Silkworm) and Alison Chesley (Helen Money). A truly fascinating sounding concept. 

    Due in: only 80 days to go
  • Friday 14th August 2020

    Keith Hudson - Nuh Skin Up

    First-time repress of this pair of in-demand 1979 roots anthems from the undisputed Dark Prince of reggae - Mister Keith Hudson. 'Nuh Skin Up' and flipside
    'Felt We Felt The Strain' would both make sound systems quake - especially that of the mighty Jah Shaka who would regularly have them on heavy rotation. Fire!

    Due in: only 80 days to go
  • Friday 14th August 2020

    Wayne Wade - Poor and Humble

    Necessary Greensleeves repress of this much sought after gem from 1981. With OG used copies fetching high prices - this repress is gonna be most welcome and destined to nice up the session once again. On this pair of roots anthems, Wayne Wade was backed by Roots Radics bringing their legendary, original drum and bass sound. Produced by Linval Thompson and mixed by Scientist at King Tubby's. 

    Due in: only 80 days to go
  • Friday 14th August 2020

    Sea Girls - Open Up Your Head

    Having impressed with yet another EP, the recently released Under Exit Lights, British indie newcomers Sea Girls finally reveal details of their debut full-length album. Taking cues from mid-Noughties titans like The Killers and Arctic Monkeys, Open Up Your Head is produced by former Hundred Reasons’ guitarist Larry Hibbitt. 

    Due in: only 80 days to go
  • Friday 14th August 2020

    Everything Everything - Re-Animator

    For their fifth studio album, the eclectic Everything Everything determined to pare down and economise their creative process. Teaming up with indie veteran John Congleton on production, Re-Animator sees the band mark the beginning of their second decade of existence with their most focussed record yet. 

    Due in: only 80 days to go
  • Friday 14th August 2020

    Various - Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story 1975-1993

    The first ever compilation to bring together classics and deep cuts from the critically lauded Black Fire label over its 18-year history from 1975 to 1993, Soul Love Now tells the story of one of the most characterful black independent labels in American history, and features ten dazzling tracks from the likes of Oneness of Juju, Wayne Davis and Experience Unlimited. 

    Due in: only 80 days to go
  • Saturday 15th August 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 81 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 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 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 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 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 2020

    The Lemon Twigs - Songs For The General Public

    Songs For The General Public is the third album from ‘70s obsessed sibling duo The Lemon Twigs. Their previous albums have been clearly influenced by Todd Rundgren. Their 2016 debut album earned them fans such as Elton John, The Roots drummer Questlove and American indie guitarist Jack Antonaoff. Foxygen, a similarly odd duo, also count themselves among their fans.

    Due in: only 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 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 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 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 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 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 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 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 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 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 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 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 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 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 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 2020

    The Dears - Lovers Rock

    Montréal indie rockers The Dears will release their eighth LP on May 15 with Dangerbird Records. Led by husband and wife duo Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak, The Dears offer up a resigned yet pulsatingly anxious album to reflect what they see as the doomed times we’re living in. Influences for this album take in the eclectic range of anything from Krautrock to Burt Bacharach.

    Due in: only 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 2020

    Markus Floats - Third Album

    Markus Lake is a big noise in the Montreal DIY community. Over the past decade or so he has been releasing music under the name Markus Floats. Third Album is clearly his third album, but first for the Constellation label. He has a background in jazz, electroacoustics, post-punk and indie. All of his experience pours into the abstract soundscapes, shapes and textures on this LP.

    Due in: only 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 2020

    T. Gowdy - Therapy With Colour

    The fourth studio album - and first for the Constellation label - by Montreal-based producer and musician T. Gowdy. Diverse yet thematically part of a coherent whole, Therapy With Colour is possibly his most complete work so far, the five compositions taken from a series of longer-form interactions with light artist Laura Buckley. 

    Due in: only 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 2020

    X - ALPHABETLAND

    Shortly after the 40th anniversary of their seminal debut album, L.A. punk icons X deliver their first studio album in a mind-boggling 27 years, and their first with their original line-up since 1985. Predominantly consisting of newly written material - although a couple of tracks date back to the late Seventies! - Alphabetland finds Exene Cervenka and co. in rude health. 

    Due in: only 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 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 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 2020

    I Like Trains - Kompromat

    Just like the 7.42 Skipton to Leeds service I Like Trains haven't been seen in about eight years but with humanity about to collapse there's no-one better to attempt to make the soundtrack for the impending doom. KOMPROMAT attempts to make sense of the chaos taking influence from the metallic post-punk likes of Joy Division, Gang of Four and the Birthday Party on a welcome return for this distinctive band. 

    Due in: only 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 2020

    No Joy - Motherhood

    Montreal-based shoegaze outfit No Joy, fronted by Jasamine White-Gluz, return for their fourth studio album, and first in half a decade. Inspired by Sheila Heti’s novel of the same name, Motherhood sees White-Gluz take the band in new directions, retaining the guitar-orientated basis of their explorations but now embracing nu-metal, trip-hop and other sounds that she enjoyed as a kid. 

    Due in: only 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 2020

    Girl Friday - Androgynous Mary

    Post-punk and noise rock combine on Androgynous Mary, the debut album from Los Angeles-based quartet Girl Friday. Taking cues from the likes of veterans like Sonic Youth and Sleater-Kinney to modern-day acts like Dream Wife, their complex songs deal with the reality of being young and marginalised in today’s society. 

    Due in: only 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 2020

    Jeff Rosenstock - No Dream

    Jeff Rosenstock has been a central figure in the independent punk scene for over 15 years now, but he's only just starting to get the credit he deserves. He's fronted The Arrogant Sons of Bitches and Bomb The Music Industry, two legendary groups notorious for their raucous live shows and DIY ethic, even going as letting any fan who learnt a song to play with them on stage and playing all age shows where tickets were $10 or less. His solo work is power pop played with a whole lot of punk exuberance and pace. It's packed full of melody and unforgettable hooks and will appeal to those into early punk and fans of modern hardcore and indie rock.

    Due in: only 87 days to go
  • Friday 21st August 2020

    Callum Easter - Green Door Sessions

    Moshi Moshi keeps up its impressive track record of discovering new major talent with Scottish songwriter Callum Easter, who releases his sophomore album Green Door Sessions on the label. Recorded at the Glasgow studio of the same name and done almost entirely with accordion, drum machine and drone, it’s a snapshot of spontaneous performance and creativity. 

    Due in: only 87 days to go
  • Friday 28th August 2020

    Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song

    Inner Song is the long-awaited second album from Welsh musician Kelly Lee Owens, three years on from her excellent self-titled debut that made her one of the most acclaimed newcomers in electronica for years. A more reflective creation than its predecessor, it combines introspective songwriter with the inventive beat-making that she won so much love for. 

    Due in: only 94 days to go
  • Friday 28th August 2020

    Girls In Synthesis - Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future

    Preparing for their first full-length album with a series of highly collectable 7” singles since their formation four years ago, Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future is the moment of truth for Girls In Synthesis. Released on experimental punk label Harbinger Sound, the band exude cynicism and anger (underscored with fundamental optimism) at every moment. 

    Due in: only 94 days to go
  • Friday 28th August 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 94 days to go
  • Friday 28th August 2020

    Archive - Versions

    London-based collective Archive have now been making their unfairly under the radar music for 25 years and what better way to celebrate than by producing a new album of new versions of some of their best loved songs. The group have always blended dark trip-hop, post rock and electronica into a unique sonic brew so it should be interesting to see how they rebrand these tracks. 

    Due in: only 94 days to go
  • Friday 28th August 2020

    Aidan Knight - Aidan Knight

    Following a sojourn in Berlin and becoming a father for the first time, Canadian songwriter Aidan Knight returns to recording after four and a half years with his fourth, self-titled album. As you can probably guess, it’s his most personal and reflective album yet, consisting of a dozen tracks which highlight his ups and downs as well as those of the world around him since 2016. 

    Due in: only 94 days to go
  • Friday 28th August 2020

    Disclosure - Energy

    On their previous two albums dance phenomenon Disclosure have written only  the material they ended up using. on their third album though they've recorded over 200 pieces and whittled them down to just 11. They keyword being the title as they chose only the most energetic, most immediate tracks. It is still a very varied collection with Brazilian, R&B and hip-hop influences and two mega guests in Kelis and Common

    Due in: only 94 days to go
  • Friday 28th August 2020

    Sarah Walk - Another Me

    The talented Sarah Walk prepares to release her second studio album. Following the acclaim bestowed on her assertive, powerful debut Little Black Book in 2017, an immediate album about short-term survival, Another Me feels like Walk’s taking a longer-range view of life, its songs about preparing for the future. 

    Due in: only 94 days to go
  • Monday 31st August 2020

    Post Malone - Hollywood's Bleeding

    Following the raging success of Beerbongs & Bentleys last year, Texan rapper Post Malone capitalises by unleashing his third studio album just 17 months later. Trailed by no fewer than three US Billboard Top 3 singles already, Hollywood’s Bleeding ought to see Post smashing records once again. 

    Due in: only 97 days to go
  • Friday 4th September 2020

    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 101 days to go
  • Friday 4th September 2020

    Throwing Muses - Sun Racket

    Kritstin Hersh’s legendary art-rock act 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 101 days to go
  • Friday 4th September 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 101 days to go
  • Friday 4th September 2020

    Yo La Tengo - Electr-O-Pura

    For a long long time there was no such thing as a bad or even a just passable Yo La Tengo album. Everything they touched was excellent. Elecr-O-Pura nestled between two of their best albums in Painful and I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One and itself is no slouch. It ranges from 3 minute pop perfection (Tom Courtney) to gorgeous ballads (The Hour Is Late) to stunning kraut-rock workouts (Blue Line Swinger). All you need in life on one album.  

    Due in: only 101 days to go
  • Friday 4th September 2020

    Saint Saviour - Tomorrow Again

    Tomorrow Again is Becky Jones’s first Saint Saviour album in more than half a decade. Unlike her previous effort In The Seams where we left her in late 2014, there’s something more introspective yet equally assertive about her third record, taking cues from great recent records by the likes of Sharon Van Etten and Aldous Harding. 

    Due in: only 101 days to go
  • Tuesday 8th September 2020

    Caroline Shaw / Attacca Quartet - Orange

    Caroline Shaw is one of the most innovative composers working today. She was the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for her stunningly clever a cappella piece Partita For Eight Voices. Orange is an album, available for the first time on vinyl, she composed and is performed by the Attacca Quartet. It earned a Grammy award for the string quartet.

    Due in: only 105 days to go
  • Friday 18th September 2020

    Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets - Live at the Roundhouse

    A joyous memento for all Pink Floyd fans, Live At The Roundhouse sees the band’s drummer Nick Mason, plus assorted back-up musicians, performing under the name Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets performing very early Floyd material at the legendary independent venue in North London performing in May 2019, including some tracks that haven’t been performed live since the Syd Barrett-era iteration of Pink Floyd played them in the late Sixties. 

    Due in: only 115 days to go
  • Friday 18th September 2020

    Run The Jewels - RTJ4

    They’re back! At long last, El-P and Killer Mike reveal their fourth eponymous Run The Jewels album. Informed by political activism and featuring a stellar guest cast including Pharrell Williams, Mavis Staples, Zack de la Rocha, Josh Homme and DJ Premier, RTJ4 is as clipped and economical as you remember them, with the most electrifying elements amped up. 

    Due in: only 115 days to go
  • Friday 25th September 2020

    Jadu Heart - Hyper Romance

    Masked British psych-rock duo Dina and Faro (Diva Jeffrey and Alex Headford) return as Jadu Heart for their second studio album, following hot on the heels of last year’s debut Melt Away. Aiming to heal the listener via musical escapism, Hyper Romance builds on their mixture of psychedelia, R&B and electronica. 

    Due in: only 122 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 129 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 185 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 209 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    Kleistwahr - This World Is Not My Home / Over Your Heads Forever

    Kleistwahr is a musical project of Gary Mundy, known for his industrial/power electronics band Ramleh. This World Is Not My Home (2014) and Over Your Heads Forever (2016) were originally released on CD to great critical acclaim. Kleistwahr explores sound from atmospheric lows to ear-bleeding highs. Fourth Dimension is making them available as a double LP set.

    Due in: only 219 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By

    One of hip-hop’s heavyweights, Eminem drops another surprise album, just like his clipped 2018 effort Kamikaze. Conceived of as a sort-of tribute to the great director Alfred Hitchcock, Music To Be Murdered By is a 20-track record, and came with a tweet from Marshall Mathers himself warning that there would “undoubtedly be quite a bit of controversy surrounding it”. No kidding, Em. 

    Due in: only 219 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    Various - Typical Girls Volume Five

    The Typical Girls series of compilations reaches number five with the latest batch of female fronted punk and indie bands from around the globe. No real household names here (Vital Idles excepted maybe) but that's part of the fun as you delve in and discover the joys of the likes of Table Sugar, Slag Queens and Kamala and the Karnivores

    Due in: only 219 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    Sam Smith - To Die For

    To Die For is the third album by Sam Smith. On this album, they have gone for an acoustic, soulful, pop sound, with fewer ballads. Smith feels that they have been given permission by the fans to do this following a positive reception to their new songs. The album includes collaborations with Calvin Harris and Normani along with a cover of the Donna Summer / Giorgio Moroder classic, I Feel Love.

    Due in: only 219 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    The Raincoats - Extended Play

    Following their 1994 reformation, the Raincoats recorded a Peel Session which consisted of tracks new and old. Whether it was the excitement of playing together again or the appearance of Steve Shelley on drums, it resulted in a brilliant session and a compact, pocketbook guide as to all that is good about the Raincoats.

    Due in: only 219 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 219 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 219 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 219 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    Green Gartside - Tangled Man

    Green Gartside, the man behind Scritti Politti, has recorded a special 7” featuring two cover versions of songs that were originally recorded by legendary folk singer Anne Briggs. Tangled Man was originally recorded by Anne Briggs in 1971 for her album The Time Has Come, which has recently been reissued if you fancy picking that up, too!

    Due in: only 219 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. 

    Due in: only 219 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    Blues Pills - Holy Moly!

    A third dose of heavy, psychedelic blues-rock from Swedish quartet Blues Pills. Mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Andrew Scheps, Holy Moly! is available as a lavish box-set including a green 10” vinyl disc and CD, as well as in the usual format, it’s a revisiting of the raw rock’n’roll, blues and soul of the band’s roots. 

    Due in: only 219 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2020

    070 Shake - Modus Vivendi

    070 Shake first came to prominence following her work on Kanye West's Wyoming Sessions and now it's time for the hugely anticipated debut album. It is a varied ride but showcases some of the more reflective side of her work which is emotionally open as the artist poured out her feelings. Both up tempo at times and ethereal it comes from a deeply personal space. One to watch we reckon. 

    Due in: only 219 days to go
  • 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 248 days to go
  • Wednesday 27th May 2020

    Dijit - Hyperattention - Selected Dijital Works Vol 1

    Atmospheric and abstract trip-hop straight out of Egypt from Dijit who bring a new and fresh feel to the sort of thing we all enjoyed in the early '90s. It's a smoky, downbeat and low key sound that brings to mind the hazy likes of Leila's Like Weather album and the early Tricky and Portishead recordings. A hint of modern day production sheen is the only thing stopping this from actually being from the golden age of the genre.  

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Wednesday 27th May 2020

    Regis - Hidden In This Is The Light That You Miss

    A pioneer of the Birmingham sound around the turn of the millennium - the fusion of Chicago house with darker, European-influenced elements - Karl O’Connor returns with his first proper album under the Regis moniker in almost two decades. Hidden In This Is The Light That You Miss recalls all the elements of brutalism and beauty that have made O’Connor such an influential figure. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Wednesday 27th May 2020

    Nídia - Não Fales Nela Que A Mentes

    Having made her name with a clutch of singles, 2017’s debut LP Nídia É Má, Nídia É Fudida and remix work for the likes of Fever Ray and Kelela over the last five years, kuduro pioneer Nídia presents her second full-length album, Não Fales Nela Que A Mentes. It’s a diverse work taking in modern Afro-Portuguese dance music and classic American R&B. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Wednesday 27th May 2020

    Nídia - Badjuda Sukulbembe

    A 7” vinyl accompaniment to her forthcoming second studio album Não Fales Nela Que A Mentes, kuduro wonder-kid Nídia takes the slower tracks from it and spins it into a different showcase. Badjuda Sukulbembe boasts two tracks, the heavy and imposing ‘Tarraxoz Academy’ and the infectious groove of ‘Cheirinho’. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Thursday 28th May 2020

    Gavilán Rayna Russom - Secret Passage

    Gavilán Rayna Russom is the famed electronic musician known for work as Black Meteoric Star and as part of the LCD Soundsystem posse. Secret Passage is her love letter to her home place of Providence, Rhode Island following on from last year's solo debut The Envoy. Here she explores a particular mile long  tunnel in the city in which artists gather and where she spent a lot of her youth. 

    Due in: only 2 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    The Fall - Interim

    There's enough the Fall LPs in the world already without all the non-official ones. Mark E. Smith's attitude to contract signing ensured that there was always someone out there with rights to live tracks and studio outtakes. Interim contains early versions of tracks that would appear on the later (and excellent) Fall Heads Roll alongside studio rehearsals and live tracks.  

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Ufocus (Legowelt) - Guidance For The Puzzled

    Legowelt man Danny Wolfers strikes out with a new project under a new alias: Ufocus. The sound remains within the Legowelt spectrum however, with layer upon layer of synths falling over themselves in hypnotic motion, over the club-thumping beats beneath. Guidance For The Puzzled is out on Nightwind, double LP.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    The Chi Factory - The Bamboo Recordings

    Here is some misty material thought lost to the depths of history, now reworked into a new collection. Ambient collective The Chi Factory were working on The Bamboo Recordings when they originally ceased to operate in the 80’s: they’ve now finished what they’ve started. Mystical international ambient, on Astral Industries.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    The 1975 - Notes On A Conditional Form

    I’m sure there’s a tingle of anticipation for a new album by The 1975. This one is called Notes On A Conditional Form. The band have been making headlines for their support of environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg as much as they have for their music. With their care for the environment in mind, they have chosen not to shrink wrap the CDs and LPs. Good on ‘em.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    You've Got Foetus on Your Breath - Deaf

    You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath AKA Foetus is Australian musician JG Thirwell. He has had a number of aliases over the years: Clint Ruin Wiseblood and started the projects Manorexia, Xordox and Steroid Maximus. Deaf was originally released in 1981. It’s best described as weird noise electronic punk pop. Thirwell has collaborated with loads of artists over the years from Nick Cave to Lydia Lunch and Nine Inch Nails to Karen O.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Sapphire Slows - Emotion Still Remains

    Having been creatively awakened in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquakes that struck her country, Japanese artist and record producer Kinuko Hiramatsu, who records as Sapphire Slows and builds her drone-like compositions over synths and keyboards, presents a brand new 12” single titled ‘Emotion Still Remains’. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Mac Miller - Circles

    Circles is the final album by Pittsburgh rapper, singer and songwriter Mac Miller who tragically died in 2018 whilst making the album. It was completed by producer Jon Brion who had been working on it with Miller. Brion also worked on previous album Swimming, to which Circles is regarded as a sister album.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Macintosh Plus - Sick & Panic

    A new Macintosh Plus record from vaporwave heavyweight producer Ramona Andra Xavier, returning to this particular moniker for the first time since 2011. Pressed on deluxe hi-fidelity picture disc, this 12-minute epic titled ‘Sick & Panic’ sees Xavier explore endless musical possibilities while deconstructing existing conventions of what vaporwave should sound like. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Aldous RH - Respect 4 Devotion

    Having been a touring musician playing with the likes of Connan Mockasin, Charlotte Gainsbourg and psych-pop band Drugdealer, the talented Manchester-born artist Aldous RH delivers his debut solo album Respect 4 Devotion, a fluid and funky collection in thrall to the blue-eyed soul of the Seventies. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Caleb Landry Jones - The Mother Stone

    Actor and now musician, Caleb Landry Jones comes from a line of musicians, jingle writers and singer / songwriters. He is known for roles in films such as X-Men: First Class, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Get Out. The Mother Stone is his debut album and comes after years of writing songs fuelled by experiences that life throws at you. There are around 700 songs in all, so this album could just be the first of many.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Ian Chang - 属 Belonging

    City Slang delivers the first full-length album from producer Ian Chang. Featuring collaborations with the likes of KAZU and Kiah Victoria but whose real strengths lie in its deeply moving instrumentals, 属 Belonging dwells in fine lineage of electronic music inhabited by a definitively human spirit. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Choir Boys - Gathering Swans

    Choir Boys are an indie pop band from Salt Lake City, Utah. They are absolutely not to be confused with English chorister boy band The Choirboys, of for that matter English rockers The Quireboys, known for their 1990 smash hit ‘Hey You’, or even Australian hard rock band The Choirboys. I know, it’s a minefield, right? Gathering Swans is their sophomore album which features tear-inducing melodies and songs that will demand repeated listens. Oh, and there’s also a Christian vocal group known as Choir Boyz.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    The Magnetic Fields - Quickies

    Stephin Merritt’s The Magnetic Fields has always been a project upon which to launch a good concept, and Quickies is no different. Consisting entirely of short, simple and sub-three-minute songs, it’s a 28-track collection which will be released physically over five 7” vinyls, available together as a box set. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Prince - The Rainbow Children

    The rediscovery of Prince’s fascinating and labyrinthine back catalogue continues apace, with his 2001 album The Rainbow Children being re-issued on crystal clear vinyl. Inspired by his conversion to the Jehovah’s Witness faith, the CD versions have long since gone out of print and original vinyls change hands for hundreds of dollars. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Prince - Up All Nite With Prince: The One Nite Alone Collection

    It seems at times that the record industry is being kept afloat by Prince re-issues and here is another bumper pack of goodies. It contains his piano and vocal album One Nite Alone plus a CD of the live performance of this album plus other classics performed in the same stripped down manner. There's also the One Nite Alone Aftershow....not exactly sure what it is but George Clinton makes an appearance and to round it all off is a DVD of Prince live in Las Vegas. Prince fans have never had it so good. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Prince - One Nite Alone... (Solo Piano and Voice by Prince)

    Accompanying the comprehensive 4xCD/DVD box set of Up All Nite... is a re-issued purple vinyl version of Prince’s 2002 release, One Nite Alone…. It was a stripped-down affair, consisting entirely of Prince singing and accompanying himself on piano and just a handful of other instruments, and makes for a real treat as it was never officially sold in stores, instead given to members of his NPG Music Club. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Prince and The New Power Generation - One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over!

    Prince was renowned for playing aftershow gigs for NPG club members where he would jam with his band and whichever musicians happened to be hanging around. Now’s your chance to experience the magic of the fabled gigs via the medium of vinyl with Prince and The New Power Generation - One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over! It features guest appearances from George Clinton and Musiq Soulchild.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Bill Nace - Both

    Bill Nace has been a collaborator with a list of people as long as your arm. Artists such as Thurston Moore, Chris Corsano, Body/Head to name but three. But other than a few obscure cassettes he has yet to produce a solo work of note. This is all set to change with Both which showcases his improvisation-heavy guitar skills and ability to make big noise out of little equipment. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Christine and The Queens - La vita nuova

    After the success of her recent Chris opus, Christine and The Queens waste no time in following it up with this five track EP which contains the recent surprise single People, I've Been Sad. Written to accompany a short film of the same name it sees Chris and co explore themes of vulnerability and change. Clear Pink vinyl 12" on Because.  

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    LCSM (Likwid Continual Space Motion) - Earthbound

    LCSM (standing for Likwid Continual Space Motion) is the latest thrilling project from broken-beat figurehead IG Culture. Following the testing-of-the-waters that was last year’s EP1, he expands massively by releasing this thrilling triple-LP of interstellar, futuristic jazz, titled Earthbound, which also doubles up as a soundtrack to a theatrical production arriving later in 2020. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Erland Cooper - Hether Blether

    Scottish multi-instrumentalist Gawain Erland Cooper releases the third instalment in a trilogy of LPs which are thematically informed by the geography and history of the Orkney Islands, where he grew up. Hether Blether takes the landscape of the islands as its inspiration, conjuring up a atmospheric mixture of words, imagery and sound. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Sebastien Tellier - Domesticated

    Domesticated is the 7th studio album (not counting the four soundtracks he’s composed) by French singer / songwriter and all-round talent Sebastien Tellier. Expect more soulful synthpop-cum-electronica from the man who once threw the curveball of  representing France in the Eurovision Song Contest. On Records Makers.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Jade Hairpins - Harmony Avenue

    Harmony Avenue is the debut album from Jade Hairpins, a side-project from Fucked Up’s Jonah Falco and Mike Haliechuk. Their first 12” was quietly dropped on the same day in 2018 as their parent band’s Dose Your Dreams, originally intended as an extension of that album’s themes, but since then their songs have taken on a life of their own, with Falco and Haliechuk pushing for their release separately. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Sun Ra - Celestial Love

    Celestial Love by Sun Ra was originally released in 1982. It was his 60th album, and whilst he has been making records for thirty years by this point, that’s still damn good going. Despite it being recorded in the ‘80s it still featured original members of his Arkestra and was recorded in the same studio as many of his other classics. This is the only place you’ll get a recording of the title track. This Sundazed reissue features Blue Intensity and a bonus track not featured on the original LP.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    PINS - Hot Slick

    One of Britain’s best new post-punk bands in recent memory, Manchester-based trio PINS achieve their most complete and expansive sound yet on third studio album Hot Slick. Five years after their last full-length and following the departure of their original rhythm section, a new rotating cast of collaborators bolsters their sound and steer them in the direction of dance-punk. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Psychic Markers - Psychic Markers

    A supergroup of sorts, containing personnel from other bands, Psychic Markers announce the release of their self-titled third studio album. It’s the culmination of all of their years of experience as a live unit, taking in pulsating, electronically-enhanced krautrock and melodic psychedelic pop. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Thee MVPs - Science Fiction

    Thee MVPs are a group from Leeds who all share the same house. They create loud, fast and noisy garage rock. They've supported the likes of Dead Meadow, Meatbodies, Ty Segall and Night Beats in addition to performing at high-profile festivals including SXSW and Levitation. Their music is influenced by Dinosaur Jr., Can, Sabbath, Hot Snakes, a whole host of psych, hip hop, post-punk, and garage punk plus labels as varied as Dischord, SST and Castle Face. 'Science Fiction' was mastered in Chicago by Shellac legend Bob Weston. This one certainly sounds like an exciting first record!

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    The Cool Greenhouse - The Cool Greenhouse

    Built around the vivid imagination and lyrics of Tom Greenhouse, The Cool Greenhouse releases its debut studio album. Produced by Phil Booth and with the benefit of a full band behind him, The Cool Greenhouse injects grand, pop-orientated visions into the framework of DIY indie, taking aim at British society and reactionary politics along the way. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Stasis / Phenomyna - Vinyle Inaugural Vol 1

    Steve Pickton is an undisputed UK techno legend - his vision of Detroit techno and his productions on B12, Peacefrog etc. are classics. Perhaps his most well-known handle is Stasis, but he's also released records as Phenomyna on Kirk Digiogio's Applied Rhythmic Technology (ART) label among many others.

    Here we have the second release on his co-owned Fencepice label following an EP under his Soul 223 alias. It features the sublime 'Tau' for the first time on vinyl -- it originally appeared only on the CD edition of his 1995 'Inspiration' album on Peacefrog.

    'Travellor' and 'From Afar' also appear for the first time on wax after only being available on Phenomyna's 1994 CD 'Unexplained' on ART.

    Vinyl DJ's will be glad to finally get their paws on these gorgeous works of celestial, glistening machine soul.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 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 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Christoph de Babalon / Mark - Split

    Quite a unique split mini-LP this one as Berlin beatmaster Christoph de Babalon takes up three quarters with some of his menacing and complex breaks but leaves a little room at the end for the mysterious Mark returning to the label after a pair of stellar EPs as well as a couple of belter on Unterton. Here he provides a piece of isolationist woodwind entitled 'Duet for Melodica and Claves'. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Irmin Schmidt - Nocturne (live at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival)

    Irmin Schmidt is of course the keyboard player in legendary kraut-rock crew Can. In 2019 he was asked to perform at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and had prepared three pieces which had him playing a piano over pre-recorded music he had brought with him on the aeroplane. The result is a series of original and poetic soundscapes which you can now hear from the comfort of your home courtesy of Mute records.  

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    International Teachers of Pop - Pop Gossip

    International Teachers of Pop are pop people. They like pop and practice it in all its glorious formats blending electronica to disco as if they were some kind of modern day Human League. This is their second album of danceable pop and is nostalgic for that time we could all dance together in sweaty clubs to Chic and Dollar. Fun stuff from long term pop fanatics Dean Honer, Adrian Flanagan and crew. Jason Williamson guests!  

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Abfahrt Hinwil - Links Berge Rechts Seen

    The name looks like an anagram and maybe it is but what lies behind Abfahrt Hinwil is an important piece of music history from the early 2000s. Y'see Abfahrt Hinwil are the duo of Martin Haidinger and Chris Cunningham who also ran the Toytronic label which existed from the late '90s all the way to 2009. Their sound exemplifies what they were doing with the label which is bleep 'n' bass 'n' glitch electronica that is summed up pretty well by the term Toytronic. First time on vinyl for this one. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Jake Sollo - Boogie Legs

    A former member of legendary Nigerian groups The Hykkers, The Funkees and Osibisa as well as a famed session musician and producer, Jake Sollo also enjoyed a short but intense solo career. Boogie Legs, originally released in 1980 and a great workout in Afro-funk, disco and psychedelic reggae, was the third and final of these before his untimely death in a car accident in 1985. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Namco Sounds - Tekken

    The soundtrack to countless late-night video game sessions with mates for a generation, Namco Sounds brings the score to the iconic Tekken to vinyl. Spread over 30 tracks and four sides of wax, and taken from the 1994 arcade and 1995 PlayStation titles, it comes with original artwork from Samuel Donato (a.k.a. DXSinfinite). 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Namco Sounds - Tekken 2

    Conjuring up memories of late-night video game sessions with mates for a whole generation, Namco Sounds brings the soundtrack to the iconic Tekken 2 to heavyweight vinyl. Spread over 31 tracks and four sides of wax, and taken from the 1995 arcade and 1996 PlayStation titles, it comes with original artwork from Samuel Donato (a.k.a. DXSinfinite). 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Nick Hakim - Will This Make Me Good

    Will This Make Me Good is the second album by U.S. singer / songwriter Nick Hakim. It follows his much lauded 2017 debut Green Twins. Before he recorded this album he worked with the likes of Onyx Collective, Anderson .Paak, Jesse and Forever, Lianne La Havas and Slingbaum which only served to reinforce the ideas he had for this album. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    The Howl & The Hum - Human Contact

    York-based indie newcomers The Howl & The Hum deliver their long-awaited debut full-length album. Ironically titled Human Contact in the context of the coronavirus lockdown, it specifically addresses the distinctly modern sense of loneliness that non-stop social media can engender in us, a phenomenon where we're bombarded with head-spinning promises of something new and different just around the corner, yet we can never escape our past, and with it, our sense of regret.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Greg Fox - Contact

    The latest album from multi-disciplinary artist Greg Fox, Contact is an even greater evolution of his various talents than any of his other previous (and brilliant) releases. Producer Randall Dunn has helped him expand the borders of his artistry, simultaneously stripping back the sonic load and adding more emotional weight to it. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Model Home - One Year

    Model Home hail from Washington DC and make experimental hip-hop and noise. Their new album is called One Year. The rapping comes from NappyNappa whilst the beats and electronics  from Patrick Cain. They are loosely connected to fellow DC hip-hoppers Future Times Crew, whose Max D guests on the album. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Hiele - Stadspark

    Hiele is an electronic composer and musician based in Antwerp, Belgium. His new album is called Stadspark, a one time recreational area in his home city which is now a seemingly dystopian no go area. It has become a dumping ground for unwanted pets and the playground area is sealed off with crime tape. On Universal Exports - a new label ran by Roman Hiele himself, producer Yves De Mey and Allon Kaye who runs the most excellent Entr'acte label.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Jonny Nash and Suzanne Kraft - A Heart So White

    Jonny Nash and Suzanne Kraft have worked together previously on their well regarded Passive Aggressive album of 2017. A Heart So White is their first new material since and shows the duo limiting their resources to only a few available instruments and recording in a former synagogue in Holland. The result is a delicate set of new recordings that showcase acoustic instruments and lots of ambient use of space. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Dawan Muhammad - Deep Stream

    Not much is known about Dawan Muhammed's Deep Stream  - a 1979 era private press album now re-issued on High Jazz. A Google search reveals very little but listening through the album it is immediately clear that this is a beautiful work of spiritual jazz that needs to reach a wider audience. It features seven glistening tracks of piano, sax and cool vocal harmonies. A beautiful ride. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Lady Gaga - Chromatica

    Here's something to get us through the crisis - the promise of a new Lady Gaga album. Cue excitement amongst her 162 million little monsters fanbase. CHROMATICA is said to be a cyberpunk record (perhaps a bit like Billy Idol's 1993 album?) and sees her working with producers such as Mark Ronson, Sophie and Boys Noize.  

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Chunky Shrapnel

    Australian psych mongers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are pretty prolific. The latest addition to their cannon is a movie and of course the soundtrack, which we have here. The movie is called Chunky Shrapnel and was directed by John Angus Stewart who has previously directed some of the band’s videos. It was filmed during the band’s 2019 European tour.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Black Meteoric Star - Disco

    The press release is at pains to point out that this is not a disco record  - despite it being entitled Disco. It is though a dance record  - a throbbing, mutant beast that explores the dark side of dance culture. Black Meteoric Star is of course Gavilán Rayna Russom, the famed electronic music producer and DJ known as being lead synth prodder in LCD Soundsystem. A thought provoking missive for dark times.   

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Sweet Spirit - Trinidad

    Austin, Texas has always been a hive of musical activity and the members of Sweet Spirit play in twelve bands between them including the magnificently named A Giant Dog. Sweet Spirit is the vehicle they use to get people up off the floor and dancing. They make literary and rather brainy dance-able pop taking influence from T-Rex, ABBA, William Onyeabor and Robyn.  

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Motohiko Hamase - #Notes of Forestry

    Originally released in 1988 and with a distinct ecological theme, #Notes of Forestry saw Japanese jazz bassist / experimental artist Motohiko Hamase deliver one of the defining releases of Japan’s golden age of ambient music. It’s now available on this re-issued double-vinyl package, featuring liner notes from Hamase himself. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Motohiko Hamase - Technodrome

    Originally released in 1993, Technodrome saw jazz bassist and experimental artist Motohiko Hamase turn even further into electronic territory with an album of ambient house that was both minimalistic and funky. It now gets a re-issue on CD, and for the first time ever on double-vinyl as part of the Esplanade Series. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Motohiko Hamase - Anecdote

    An official double-vinyl re-issue for Anecdote, the incredibly rare live album recorded in 1987 at Tokyo’s Wacoal Art Center. Backed by Toshio Kaji (pianos/synths) and Yasunori Yamaguchi (percussion), Motohiko Hamase shows why he was one of the prime figures in the Japanese ambient scene in the Eighties. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Iggy Pop - The Bowie Years

    Iggy Pop, David Bowie and Berlin are synonymous with classic albums, rock ‘n’ roll excess and rock ‘n’ roll myths. David Bowie’s Berlin albums are often talked about in reverential terms. Iggy Pop made his first two solo albums during that period following a record deal with RCA. The Bowie Years is a new 7CD box set which contains Iggy Pop’s first two albums, The Idiot and Lust For Life, along with live performances, on which David Bowie played keyboards, rarities and studio recordings from the same period. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    P V T - Palestine Vainio Thielemans

    Recorded at Les Ateliers Claus back in 2013, this three-way collaboration between avant-garde figurehead and pianist Charlemagne Palestine, the late electronic pioneer Mika Vainio and percussionist Eric Thielemans titled P V T is now given a release on clear vinyl via Matière Mémoire. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Tenderlonious - The Piccolo - Tender Plays Tubby

    British producer and multi-instrumentalist Tenderlonius delivers this outstanding mini-collection of four tracks from jazz icon Tubby Hayes, in tribute to one of the 22a founder's formative influences. The Piccolo - Tender Plays Tubby EP features performances from a number of today’s finest jazz musicians. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Bochum Welt - Seafire Remixes

    Bochum Welt and Central Processing Unit go together like cheese and tomato. The former was a big cheese in the '90s IDM scene whilst the latter is an um...tomato in keeping the sound of that scene alive. On this new five track EP you get two new Bochum Welt tunes as well as remixes from James Zabiela, EOD and Telefon Tel Aviv. Be quick if you want a pizza the action (sorry). 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Doctor Who - The Underwater Menace

    Hello out there Doctor Who fans. The Underwater Menace is a narrated soundtrack of the fifth serial in the fourth season of the long running television show. It stars Patrick Troughton as the Doctor and is notable for only being available on audio as the BBC threw away the video tapes. As well as the famous BBC Radiophonic Theme there's incidental music by Dudley Simpson and narration by co-star Anneke Wills. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Group A - anOther

    Group A are a Japanese outfit who play a form of darkwave minimal synth inspired by early '80s practitioners such as Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle. anOther is a 2018 - era multimedia project in which the duo worked with choreographers and lighting designers to create a multidisciplinary electroacoustic showcase. Limited edition vinyl press on Mannequin. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Group A - Circulation

    Group A are a Japanese industrial synth outfit heavily inspired by the likes of Throbbing Gristle and Coil. They produce dark minimal synth compositions which soundtrack an obsession with decayed eco systems. This 2018 album was only available on a limited run but now comes on a limited repress with all the original tracks plus a remix from Hiro Kone.

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    BlackLab - Abyss

    Japanese stoner / doom metal duo Blacklab return with their second album, Abyss. Their first album, Under The Strawberry Moon, compiled a set of recordings from the band’s formative years meaning there was a range of styles and influences on display. Here, they set out to define their sound. It mixes fuzzed out, chugging grunge-punk riffage with vocals that stretch from ill-tempered grumpiness to thrapple-tearing screams via liltingly sweet singing. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Servo - Alien

    With Alien, Rouen-based trio Servo deliver another spectacular album of nightmarish psychedelic rock characterised by fuzz, reverb, drone and overpowering noise. Their live reputation has been burgeoning with multiple tours, on top of a string of excellent singles, EPs and their 2016 debut The Lair of Gods

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Sweet Whirl - How Much Works

    Sweet Whirl is Esther Edquist, a singer / songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. She has previously been one half of duo Superstar and a member of wonky indie types Scott & Charlene’s Wedding. On her first proper album, How Much Works, she takes musical and lyrical cues from Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Joni Mitchell and John-Paul Sartre. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    King Creosote - KY-10

    Yet another album from the brilliant and incredibly prolific mind of Kenny Anderson (known to his fans as King Creosote), KY-10 is an experimental mixture of dusty tape loops, strange field recordings and Eighties keys that tells the story of a comic made out of glass and adventures taken out on the ocean. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Check Masses - Night Life

    Check Masses is a collaboration between Scottish presenter, author, musician and punk-at-heart Vic Galloway (King Creosote, James Yorkston), Seychelles-born Angelo Collins who has dabbled in R&B, post rock and psychedelia and Hip Hop DJ Saleem Andrew McGroarty who has worked with Sugar Bullet. It’s fair to say that all three have had a big say in the sound of Edinburgh over the years and on Night Life they bring all their experiences together.  

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Mndsgn & The Koreatown Oddity - Vivians

    A loving throwback to the golden age of West Coast hip-hop from the late Eighties and early Nineties, Vivians by Mndsgn and The Koreatown Oddity was a collaboration album only released on a limited run of cassettes in 2015. Five years on, it’s getting a much-deserved debut on vinyl via Akashik. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Ahwlee - VII

    To mark the much-vaunted re-make of ‘Final Fantasy VII’, American producer Ahwlee - a collaborator with the likes of Earl Sweatshirt and Pink Siifu - drops a 17-track tribute album to the game he adored as a kid, completing it countless times. VII is one of the rare instances where an outright exercise in nostalgia counts as a valid artistic endeavour. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Samuel Rohrer / Max Loderbauer / Stian Westerhus / Tobias Freund - Kave

    A four-way collaboration of ambient music auteurs Samuel Rohrer, Max Loderbauer, Stian Westerhus and Tobias Freund. Kave sees each member sparking off the rest in the spirit of improvisation, but doing so in a way that never seems directionless or unstructured, recalling the very finest output of electronica’s early pioneers. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Manuela Iwansson - Strangers on a Train / Blank Surface

    Manuela Iwansson first made music with Swedish indie / punk band Terrible Feelings. The band have now split and she has gone solo with a double A sided single. Strangers on a Train mixes ‘80s post punk and late ‘70s leather clad rock with a catchy chorus. On the flip, Blank Surface is a slice of anachronistic goth pop. Both tracks will dig their claws into you and not let go. On Night School.

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  • Friday 29th May 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.

     

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Jóhann Jóhannsson - Personal Effects (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    The original soundtrack for David Hollander’s 2008 romantic drama film Personal Effects, scored by Jóhann Jóhannsson. Based on Rick Moody’s short story ‘Mansion On The Hill’, it tells the story of a young wrestler (Ashton Kutcher) who, trying to come to terms with the horrific murder of his sister, forges a romantic connection with an older woman (Michelle Pfeiffer). 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Flying Lotus - Flamagra (Instrumentals)

    A year on from the release of his latest Flying Lotus full-length Flamagra, Steven Ellison furnishes us with an entirely instrumental version of the album. It comes housed in a double-LP package with a custom turntable-powered psychedelic zoetrope slipmat and a selection of Drew Tetz-designed labels. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Blanck Mass - Calm With Horses (Original Score)

    Following four solo albums of impressive emotional as well as sonic heft, F**k Buttons’ Benjamin John Power enters the world of soundtrack work with his latest Blanck Mass album. It’s the score to Nick Rowland’s 2019 debut feature film Calm With Horses, which tells the story of a man’s struggles to balance crime and family life in rural Ireland. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    The Silver Field - Sing High! Sing Low!

    Drawn from the same collection of source material as last year’s exceptional debut album Rooms, Coral Rose’s The Silver Field prepares its second full-length release. Sing High! Sing Low! thematically follows on from it as well, but this time the songs sound much more confident and outgoing. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Muslimgauze - Salaam Alekum, Bastard

    Muzlimgauze was a prodigiously prolific musician with a huge and sprawling back catalogue. His music was deeply influenced by the Muslim world but sonically it could take seemingly any form from electronica to experimental and world music. Salaam Alekum, Bastard was originally released in 1995 on Soleilmoon. This re-issue has been re-mastered and comes with new artwork. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Pan Sonic - Oksastus

    Pan Sonic were a long-running experimental electronic duo from Finland comprising of Mika Vainio (Ø, Philus) and Ilpo Väisänen (I-LP-O In Dub, I-LP-ON, Liima, Piiri). This release is a recording of a 2009 show in Ukraine just before their 2010 dissolution. It sees them on spellbinding form and is possibly an even more vital document since the sad passing of Mika Vaino in 2017. This is a second edition pressing of 300 copies.  

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    David Lynch & Jack Cruz - The Flame of Love

    Something here that is pretty typical David Lynch. It appears that (if I'm reading this right) Jack Cruz is a singing primate and star of Lynch's recent Netflix short What Did Jack Do? Courtesy of Sacred Bones we get Cruz's True Love's Flame and a B side Dancin' in the World of Love. Truly oddball stuff but what else would you expect? 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Tommy Mcgee - I'm A Stranger

    Tommy McGee shot out of the same stable as Al Green and, despite ostensibly having just as much talent, had a career that didn’t go in quite the same direction. The highlight of his career was his 1976 album I’m A Stranger, which was produced by Palmer James. It’s soulful, smooth and funky.

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Luke Vibert - Luke Vibert presents… Modern Rave

    British electronic music auteur Luke Vibert returns with the second instalment in a trilogy exploring the key ingredients of dance music’s vast genealogy. Luke Vibert presents… Modern Rave sees an artists accustomed to cutting-edge sonic explorations taking a rare opportunity to re-examine the familiar. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Luke Vibert - Luke Vibert presents… Rave Hop

    Groundbreaking producer and electronic music veteran, Luke Vibert has made a series of albums breaking dance music down into easy to digest parts known as Luke Vibert Presents. Here we have part three, which will be the last - Rave Hop. Expect some gloopy hip hop, vocals full of soul, a load of samples, bass, breaks and raps. On Hypercolour.

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Luke Vibert - Luke Vibert presents… Amen Andrews

    British electronic music auteur Luke Vibert delivers the first instalment of a trilogy that seemingly traverses the core components of dance music’s vast genealogy. Luke Vibert presents… Amen Andrews sees him revive one of his most acclaimed alter egos after more than a decade, focussing squarely on delivering breakbeat floor-fillers one after another. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Panasonic - Remix EP

    Released on 12” vinyl via Sähkö Recordings, Remix EP consists of two re-workings of Panasonic tracks dating from 1996 by Ben Ponton of Zoviet France and Bryn Jones (a.k.a. Muslimgauze) that were exhumed during an archive session last year after nearly a quarter of a century in storage. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Jaime Wyatt - Neon Cross

    Following her well-received 2017 mini-album Felony Blues, Americana and outlaw country newcomer Jaime Wyatt delivers her first full-length effort. Produced by Grammy-winner Shooter Jennings and informed by her horrific struggles with addiction and recovery in her young life, Neon Cross will likely go down as one of the most emotional and defiant albums of its genre. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Various - Loaded

    Loaded is an indie compilation album featuring 30 tracks by your favourite indie bands from back in t’day. The Cure, Pulp, Hole, Underworld, Travis, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Shed Seven, Saint Etienne, Oasis, The Bluetones, Paul Weller and many more feature on this reasonably priced double LP.

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Hunter Complex - Dead Calm and Zero Degrees

    Following up last year’s critically adored Open Sea, Dutch underground maestro Lars Meijer returns with his fourth Hunter Complex album. Born from the same creative burst as its predecessor, Dead Calm And Zero Degrees functions as a prequel of sorts - the closing notes are the same as those of Open Sea’s opener ‘Night City’. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Benjamin Wallfisch - The Invisible Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Here is a tasty pressing of Benjamin Wallfisch's score for the 2020 flick The Invisible Man based on the legendary H. G. Wells book. The film is a science fiction horror and Wallfisch's score is a blend of organic and synthetic sounds taking in electronica and industrial sounds with particular nods towards Bernard Hermann's work. Get it on 180g vinyl with etching on side D.   

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Nicole Atkins - Italian Ice

    Italian Ice is the fifth album by American singer / songwriter Nicole Atkins. She’s pulled out a few big guns for this one. She recorded it at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama, using a couple of musicians who were hanging around. They happened to be Spooner Oldham and David Hood. Spoon’s Britt Daniel, The Bad Seeds’ Jim Sclavunos, Seth Avett, one of the Avett Brothers, and John Paul White, formerly 50% of The Civil Wars, also joined in. Expect classic sounds ranging from Brill Building to soulful swampy funk.

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Bryde - The Volume of Things

    Bryde is the project of Wales born, London based singer songwriter Sarah Howells who follows up her debut Like An Island with The Volume of Things. The album is about the amount of information that is stuffed into our eyes and ears on a daily basis and is an attempt to help us get away from it. She does this via the conduit of a sort of polished '90s alt rock sound and a voice with that Alanis Morrisette wobble in evidence. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Undergrünnen - Ein revnande likegyldighet

    A 'supergroup' founded by Wunderkammer’s Pål Jackman and Per Steinar Lie and Ørjan Haaland from The Low Frequency In Stereo and Lumen Drones, Ein Revnande Likegyldighet is the debut studio album from Undergrünnen, a kinetic and highly enjoyable forging of krautrock and Afrobeat. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Escape Roots - Pack Up and Run

    Escape Roots is a Glaswegian dubwise reggae and dancehall producer. You may know him through the remixes he has done for Daddy Freddy and Parly B. His new album, Pack Up and Run sees his soundsystem production peppered with the vocal talents of singers from around the world such as Tenor Youthman, Black Warrior, Parly B, El Fata and more.

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Minty - Useless Man

    Founded by fashion designer, actor and model Leigh Bowery in the early Nineties shortly before his death, Minty was constructed around the principle of subverting sexual norms in society. To mark the 25th anniversary of Bowery’s passing, their perennial live opener ‘Useless Man’ gets a re-issue on a 12” EP on white vinyl, backed by two remixes (including one by Boy George). 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Filipe Felizardo & The Things Previous - Vol. 9 After The Circle

    Recorded and mixed in just two days during the summer of 2019, Portuguese outsider artist Filipe Felizardo (with his elastically-defined backing band The Things Previous) present two new tracks on Vol. 9 After The Circle, focussing on the guitar as a percussive instrument and constructed around field recordings and household noises. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Louise Lemon - Devil

    A pioneer in the field of ‘death gospel’, Swedish singer Louise Lemón won a great deal of critical acclaim for the release of her second album A Broken Heart Is An Open Heart last year. She now returns with a blistering new EP in Devil, a five-song collection headed by its dark, moody and raw title track. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Meryem Aboulouafa - Meryem

    Moroccan-born star Meryem Aboulouafa was something of a musical protege even before Animal63 head Manu Barron began working with her three years ago. Re-recording several of the tracks she wrote as an architecture student in Casablanca with new collaborators, Meryem is the rather stunning result, indebted as much to classic rock and pop songwriting as to the timeless and cutting-edge avant-garde pop it most immediately fits alongside. An album of the year contender. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Christian Lee Hutson - Beginners

    A co-songwriter with Phoebe Bridgers on her collaborative albums as part of boygenius (with Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker) and Better Oblivion Community Center (with Conor Oberst), Christian Lee Hutson gets to go it alone on his debut album Beginners. Mixed by Joseph Lorge and featuring contributions from Bright Eyes pianist Nathaniel Walcott, it fits into a fine recent lineage of American alternative folk. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton - Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton

    Grammy Lifetime Achievement recipient and American folk legend Doc Watson and his father-in-law, fiddler Gaither Carlton, performed the music heard here in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1962. Remastered from largely unheard tapes, Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton is the sound of a musical intuition achievable only through years of family music-making. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Starless - Earthbound

    A collaborative project centred around former Friends Again member and producer Paul McGeechan, Starless returns for its second outing. Again featuring accompaniment from the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and even more guest stars, including The Delgados’ Emma Pollock, Earthbound is essential listening. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Bloto - Erozje

    With white-label copies selling out in their native Poland in a matter of hours, mysterious outfit Bloto formally release their highly anticipated debut album Erozje. Marrying granite-hard hip-hop beats with the thrills of improvised jazz, it has an immersive, street-level atmosphere reminiscent of classic rap albums from the Nineties. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Baths - Pop Music / False B-Sides

    Originally released in the form of a tour-only download back in 2011 off the back of debut album Cerulean, Pop Music / False B-Sides is now remastered and released in vinyl form for the first time. Released on Will Wiesenfeld’s own Basement’s Basement label, it shows his Baths project in the full bloom of creativity. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Baths - Pop Music / False B-Sides II

    A follow-up to the download-only collection sold in person during his 2011 tour, Will Wiesenfeld’s subsequent creativity as Baths has been so prodigious that it required another home for the overspill content. Pop Music / False B-Sides II is that snapshot into his creativity, given consistency by a thread of minimalism that allows his lyrical ideas to take flight. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Hessel Veldman - Eigen Boezem

    Welcome to the world of home taping - a DIY scene that was big news in the ‘70s & ‘80s musical underground. Hessel Veldman was central to the scene in the Netherlands, creating his own world of lo-fi musical experiments. Eigen Boezem is an LP his key early work compiled by Belgian label Stroom.

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    SØS Gunver Ryberg - Whities 030

    The task of creating Whities 030 falls to Danish electronic composer SØS Gunver Ryberg who is known for her sound installations and stage performances. Over the five tracks she finds connections between destruction and creation, how complicated life is and learning to go with the flow with a vision of hope at the end.

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Earth To Mickey - Brace & Biut

    A new project from the oddball production genius that is Los Angeles-based Delroy Edwards, Earth To Mickey sees him team up with vocalist Mickey Van Seenus for this three-track 12” vinyl EP. Led by its title track recalling the vintage of synth-pop of Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Chris & Cosey Brace & Bit sees the artist divert from his jacking house trax into an irresistible electronic pop sound.

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Various - The Isolation Tapes

    The Isolation Tapes is pretty self-explanatory - the Castles In Space label took submissions from its artists and their friends for pieces of music composed during Britain’s coronavirus lockdown. It’s a compilation that encompasses more than 50 tracks over CD, cassette and digital download editions, proceeds of which will go to the Cavell Nurses’ Trust. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Various - Early Works: Funk, Soul and Afro Rarities from the Archives

    Early Works: Funk, Soul and Afro Rarities from the Archives is a compilation from the early days of the ATA label and have since been unavailable. Among the tracks are the first three recordings The Sorcerers and the first recordings of The Mandatory Eight and The Yorkshire Film and Television Orchestra. The Lamp Lighters, The Rev Barrington Stanley and The Cadets also feature. 

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  • Friday 29th May 2020

    Camarades Breton - Camarades Breton

    Italian producer and DJ Camarades Breton AKA Stefano Murgia has released his self-titled album on cassette so it can be listened to continuously. It was recorded at home using basic equipment. It is a patchwork of ambient techno, hardcore, psychedelic electronic sounds and grime that, at times, is reminiscent of Seekersinternational and Filter Dread.

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  • Saturday 30th May 2020

    Rina Sawayama - Sawayama

    After years of stupendous singles and EPs, modern dance music cult icon Rina Sawayama finally preps her first full-length album. Sawayama does everything that long-term fans of hers would expect it to, harking back to shiny, gleaming Nineties R&B pop in its production values but always looking towards the future in its sensibilities. 

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  • Sunday 31st May 2020

    Will Johnson - Wire Mountain

    Will Johnson was once known as Centro-Matic but is now on his sixth album under his own name. He's kind of like a Southern fried Robert Pollard both in delivery and reliability but Johnson is happy to move out of his comfort zone, Wire Mountain adds in a wealth of new textures to his lo-fi rocking sound and features a guest appearance from Thor Harris (Swans and Thor & Friends).  

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  • Sunday 31st May 2020

    Katherine Priddy - Letters From a Travelling Man / Come and Go

    Three separate re-pressings of her 2018 debut EP Wolf have led upcoming folk star Katherine Priddy to attempt to satisfy public demand for vinyl by pressing a 7” single. The A-side, ‘Letters From a Travelling Man’, is an upbeat American joint focussing on life on the road, with the flip side, ‘Come and Go’, a quieter duet with George Boomsma. 

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  • Sunday 31st May 2020

    Slift - Ummon

    Space rock band Slift hail from Toulouse, France. Their new LP, Ummon was written whilst on an extensive tour of Europe in 2019. What a great way to try those space rock jams out, live and direct. The three-piece are influenced by Science-fiction and specifically French writer Alain Damasio. On Stolen Body.

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  • 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 346 days to go