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Preorder release schedule

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-wildly-inaccurate-near-guesses'. Doesn't mean we're not all excited though, eh?


  • 18th October 2018

    Various (Overlook, Pessimist, Mønic, Grebenstein) - Themes & Variations

    Mønic’s Osiris Music (Kryptic Minds, Kamikaze Space Programme) drop four tracks that map out some different kinds of weightiness currently popular in the clubsphere. Overlook continues to impress with the nightmarish D n’ B of ‘Former Self’; Pessimist’s ‘Indigo’ is an eerie bit of soundsystem techno that would sound great soundtracking an episode of Black Mirror. The flipside sees the label boss deliver two wedges of dark, dubby almost-techno, the second of which is a Grebenstein collaboration.

    Due in: today
  • 18th October 2018

    Night Beats - Myth Of A Man

    Night Beats with their fourth studio LP here (and the second they’ve put out via Heavenly). The press release for Myth Of A Man claims that this is a record that can already go toe-to-toe with the classics. It might be a bit early to be making such proclamations, but this is certainly a well-heeled collection of Lee Hazlewood-esque psych-country.

    Due in: today
  • 19th October 2018

    Anthonio - Annie

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    1991 - No More Dreams

    Details are scarce-bordering-on-non-existent about the artist known as 1991: perhaps the historical year itself has produced these tracks? Anyway, we can tell you that No More Dreams (the name of the label as well as the album) is an eerie thing, sliding between hazy tunes and washed-out ambience like an electronic dream. Vinyl and cassette editions available.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Konami Kukeiha Club - Snatcher (Original Videogame Soundtrack)

    1988 video game Snatcher, a cyberpunk adventure designed by Hideo Kojima no less, has a wonderful soundtrack that has never previously seen the light of day on any proper music medium. Attributed to Konami Kukeiha Club, the Snatcher soundscape is full of dramatic floaty synths and exciting neo-brass: great listening for fans and non-fans alike. Double LP on Ship To Shore PhonoCo.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Patricia Escudero - Satie Sonneries

    Though there are plenty of examples of classical music plugging in - think Switched-On Bach, think Wendy Carlos playing Henry Purcell on an electronic keyboard for A Clockwork Orange - there are few as good as Patricia Escudero’s updates of Erik Satie. The Frenchman’s deceptively simple compositional style lends itself well to synthetic treatment, and Escudero utilises an array of sounds across Satie Sonneries. Originally released in 1986, the record gets a deserved re-press by Equilibrio.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Scientist & Prince Jammy - Scientist & Prince Jammy Strike Back

    Classic 1982 LP from Prince Jammy and Scientist here which originally came out on Trojan Records. If those names aren’t marks of quality then we don’t know what are. The cosmic aesthetic of Scientist and Jammy Strike Back! ushers the artists into interesting sonic wormholes. Even by their standards, the clattering percussion and spacey mixing are pretty out there on these ten tracks.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Kiran Leonard - Western Culture

    The prolific Kiran Leonard returns to Moshi Moshi with a new LP. Western Culture sees him striking a balance between the home-taped maximalism of Bowler Hat Soup and Grapefruit and the emotive chamber-pop that characterised the more recent Derevaun Seraun. The record is given more meat by being the first one that Leonard has recorded with his live band. Dirty Projectors and Cinematic Orchestra spring to mind.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Illingsworth - You're No Fun

    Illingsworth AKA Dr. Illingsworth is an MC and hip-hop producer from Detroit, Michigan. You’re No Fun is his latest album. He is very prolific and his vast back catalogue has been released on Fat Beats Records, Low Key Source, 616800 Records and Illingsworks among others. This, however, comes courtesy of Mello Music Group, on LP and CD.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Yoko Ono - Warzone

    Warzone by 85 year-old Yoko Ono sees the avant-garde artist stripping back thirteen songs from her career between 1970-2009. The songs carried messages in their lyrics that seem all too relevant now. By stripping the instrumentation back, the lyrics come to the fore and her messages, sometime encouraging, sometimes cautious, are clearer than ever before. LP and Cd on Chimera Music.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Legowelt - Omnibus Babylon EP

    Legowelt’s been around the block enough times now to what makes a good club tune. Keep the bass bouncy, the drums shuffling and the synths chirpy and you’re most of the way there. Omnibus Babylon is an effortless collection of acid and deep house that barely breaks a sweat across its four tracks. That might make it sound like Legowelt is taking it easy, but actually it’s just a testament to how good he is these days.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Beau Wanzer - s/t

    Chicago weirdo Beau Wanzer returns to Ron Morelli’s Long Island Electrical Systems with a typically idiosyncratic EP. This self-titled affair makes for a neat overview of the various strains of club fare that Wanzer has been serving up over the past few years. There is left-field electro (‘The Grim Whim’), mutant techno (‘He Splilled My Drink’) and hypnotic synthwave (‘Wick Honey’) among these five tracks.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Catherine Christer Hennix - Selected Early Keyboard Works

    Catherine Christer Hennix (great name) seems to have had an interesting life both in and out of music. As well as being a friend of LaMonte Young, student of Prandit Pran Nath and collaborator with Arthur Russell, Hennix has taught at M.I.T. and SUNY New Paltz. A recent flurry of interest in Hennix’s cross-disciplinary work - as well as being a musician she is also a poet, philosopher and visual artist - has spawned this full-length release of Hennix’s music. Selected Early Keyboard Works contains four fascinating minimalist compositions that are characterised by solo instruments - piano, Fender Rhodes, marimba etc. - accompanied by drones.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    XTC - Skylarking

    Now the stuff of legend, XTC were holed up with eccentric producer Todd Rundgren for this 1986 album in which band and producer battled, sniped and argued throughout. You'd never guess listening to the more pastoral parts of the record and despite what the band think, it's a really great album. This version is the reverse polarity edition which sorted out some of the original album's sound issues. Also includes notorious US hit 'Dear God' which was inexplicably left off the original album.  

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    XTC - Wasp Star (Apple Venus Vol II)

    Thank the lord the mooted double Apple Venus album was split into two and therefore the magnificent Apple Venus Vol 1 could stand on it's own two feet. Wasp Star was a more muscular, guitar orientated XTC album but lacks the colour provided by the departed Dave Gregory's guitar playing and arrangements. A good album but always trails slightly in the wake to it's predecessor. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    XTC - Apple Venus Vol. I

    Not many bands release their finest album 20+ years into their career but XTC aren't really like other bands. After a long lay off whilst they were in a contract dispute with Virgin, the band returned in 1999 with this stunning collection of pastoral and orchestrated pop music. Great throughout, the final three songs are the best of their career. Surely this is Swindon's answer to Pet Sounds. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Big Lad - Pro Rock

    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne label Box Records (Lower Slaughter, Casual Nun) issue the sophomore LP from Big Lad. It’s a very Lightning Bolt-ish affair, is Pro Rock. Though bass is swapped out for synths, the duo still come through with the kind of wacky, Hella-ish noise grooves that Brians Chippendale and Gibson have supplied us with so many of down the years.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Deru - Torn In Two

    LA label Friends Of Friends (Shlohmo, Gun Selectah) release an LP of microtonal experiments from Deru. As one might expect from an album where the primary sound artefacts are discordant drones, Torn In Two isn’t exactly easy listening. Deru’s experience of composing for the silver screen - he worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender doncha know - means he approaches many of the pieces here with a cinematic ear for space and detail. This makes many of the cuts sound like a mix of György Ligeti and something from the Blade Runner soundtrack.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Hibernis - Middle Of The Meds

    Hibernis drop an LP via Serein (Hauschka, Herzog). Middle Of The Meds is a record of ambient electronica that carries itself with a quiet intensity. John Hughes (son of John Hughes, director of Ferris Bueller's Day Off etc.) creates brooding instrumentals reminiscent of Susanna And The Magical Orchestra and the obfuscating synthscapes that characterise Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ work for screen. The way Lindsay Anderson then embeds her vocals in the mix is reminiscent of Grouper.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Elements Of Joy - Magnetiques

    After a cassette release via Body Theory in 2016, Elements of Joy’s Magnetiques is now reissued by Brokntoys (Pip Williams, London Modular Alliance). On this record the artist often known as UVB fuses industrial punk, synthwave and minimal wave to suitably Gothic effect. Please be aware that ‘Your Lord’ and ‘Meat Me’ do not appear on the vinyl edition.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    XY0815 - Exahertz

    The quietly impressive London label brokntoys (The Hacker, Marco Bernardi) drops the debut solo record from Leipzig-based producer XY0815. Anyone who’s familiar with the brokntoys output up until this point will likely have a decent idea of what they’re getting themselves in for here. For newcomers - this is dark, somber electronics of the post-punk lineage. In addition to this Exahertz cuts like ‘End Of Your Orbit’ also have a strong electro flavour.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Aleksi Perala - Sunshine 1

    Aleksi Perala’s miniature album proposition Sunshine 1 is a very fine piece of IDM-leaning electronics, with sexy titles like ‘NL-L56-18-07382’ setting the tone. Really though, for all the intensive drum patterns and the use of the Colundi tuning system (ah, of course), this is great, listenable, danceable stuff for fans of lively, busy electronic music.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Advance Base - Animal Companionship

    Advance Base is Owen Ashworth, whom you’ll know from his previous project, the insular DIY electro-pop outfit Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. With Advance Base he is working with quieter, softer sounds, with drones and ambient synthery supporting his vocals rather than beat business. Animal Companionship is released by Run For Cover.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Fall Therapy - You Look Different

    According to his biography on the n5MD website, Eymeric Amselem produces ‘nostalgia electronica’. What that means is that his work as Fall Therapy combines various club styles - by turns house, techno and UK Garage - with the sort of stargazing instrumental licks that one finds cropping up on records by the likes of Maribou State and Nathan Fake. You Look Different is Fall Therapy’s debut LP.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Chelsea Wolfe - Live At Roadburn 2012

    In 2012, the good people of the Netherlands’ Roadburn festival were treated to a set from dark and heavy electric-folkster Chelsea Wolfe. The performance was strong enough to merit a full blown release, and so the Burning World label have pressed up Live At Roadburn 2012 onto red vinyl, in a limited edition. Killer.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Thabang Tabane - Matjale

    Lots of polyrhythmic goodness going on Matjale. This debut by Thabang Tabane, son of malombo music master Dr Philip Nchipi Tabane, is a wonderful mesh of funky guitars and hip-swinging percussion. Here’s a heads-up: you’re going to put these songs on your mixtapes, and your friends are going to ask you: “Hey, what’s that one funky African song?”

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Skull Snaps - Skull Snaps

    Despite what the cover may lead you to believe, Skull Snaps were a soul/funk act. The band were an enigma, no one knew who they were and this self-titled LP was their only one. What you’d probably like to know is that it contains the track It’s A New Day, the drum intro of which has been sampled by DJ Shadow, Digable Planets and Eric B & Rakim, among others. That makes it a fairly essential purchase, doesn't it? Reissue LP and CD on Mr. Bongo with sleeve notes by Anton Spice.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Peaking Lights - Sea Of Sand

    DIY experimental psych-dub duo Peaking Lights change up from releasing on their own label to drop sounds on a full-blown dance music label: new extended EP Sea of Sand is distributed by Dekmantel. Still though, this husband and wife pair keep on working their own special sound territory, with typically gorgeous results. Six tracks, 30 minutes, 12 inches.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Belia Winnewisser - Radikale Akzeptanz

    Radikale Akzeptanz is the first release of Belia Winnewisser as a solo artist, and it beautifully marries together her synth-pop experience in bands with her sound art practice. So the tunes are there, as are the sturdy beats and rhythms in places, but also more unexpected textures, tones, and structures. An exciting mix. On Präsens Editionen.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Choir Boy - Passive With Desire

    Synth-pop! Passive With Desire, by Choir Boy, has the intimate lonely feel of bedroom DIY productions, though the detailed band arrangements and even live instrumentation(!) actually give it a broader scope, crossing in places into the feel of actual eighties hit pop. Heavy feels and light synth melodies: out on Dais.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Aldona Orłowska - Nie Wiem

    Preposterous polskalo-disco/Euro-house from singer and champion swimmer Aldona Orłowska and husband Eugeniusz. The title track is an irresistible vintage party tune without the faintest respect for keeping in time. It’s followed by a sleazy, scatty lounge interlude by Eugeniusz and rounded off by a Lento Reggaeton rework of the title tune. But remember - this stuff is exclusively to be played “on yachts and in opera houses.”

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    The Last Hurrah!! - Los Angeles

    Rune Grammofon present the ultimate results of The Last Hurrah!!’s Vossajazz Festival commission: an album of jazz-and-beyond music from Norway. Main man HP Gundersen marshalls the talents of multi instrumentalist and singer Maesa Pullman and engineer and co-producer Jason Hiller. Los Angeles features their excellent musicianship, greatly executed.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    TTNG - Animals Acoustic

    This Town Needs Guns, and the record-buying public need new wax, so the two parties have come to an arrangement agreeable for both sides. TTNG (as they’re now known) have agreed to do a special version of debut LP Animals in order to mark its tenth birthday, and all the 12” fetishists out there with a penchant for folksified math-rock have agreed to go in for a few copies of it. Vinyl enthusiasts of the world, unite!

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Various - Raise Your Voice Joyce: Contemporary Shouts From Contemporary Voices

    Cool compilation from Static Shock Records (Beta Blockers, Sievehead) here. Raise Your Voice Joyce: Contemporary Shouts From Contemporary Voices chronicles the current rotation of strong female artists in the world of European punk rock. The eight contributions here come from members of, among others, Good Throb and Sauna Youth.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Heinali - Iridescent

    A new full-length album from busy Ukrainian sound-worker Oleg Shpudeiko, aka Heinali. Iridescent is mostly crafted out of modular synth improvisations, some of which are then reworked and re-ordered to created the finished pieces we hear here. Sometimes deep in ambient drifts, and sometimes pumping beats, this material is always strong for those who like some electronic adventure.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    The Underground Youth - Fill The Void

    The Underground Youth play a brand of post punk influenced by The Velvet Underground, The Birthday Party, Bauhaus and Leonard Cohen. It’s fair to say that they look to the past for their ideas. Their new single, Fill The Void, found the Berlin-based band looking back at frontman Craig Dyer’s lyrics from 10 years ago, around the time the band were formed. The 7” is backed with Take Me Awry. 7” single on Fuzz Club, limited to 250 copies.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Medicine Boy - Lower

    Berlin-based Cape Town duo Medicine Boy are now members of London’s Fuzz Club - just in time for their second LP! This one’s called Lower and positively brims with tension. When not actually tipping over into angsty, swirling noise-pop, the songs often sit anxiously right on the edge, ready to go.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    The Smoking Trees - The Adventure Continues

    On The Adventure Continues, Los Angeles’ The Smoking Trees (these days down to just a single smoking tree known as Sir Psych) continue their trippy adventure on the mouth-watering Burger Records. Expect relatively blazed, introspective and calm tunes all written, mixed and produced by the knight himself.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Ensemble Economique - Radiate Through You

    Brian Pyle is back  with another round of uneasy compositions for Denovali. You radiated through him on the last track of Light that Comes, Light that Goes and now it’s time to radiate through yourself. Or it’s time for him to radiate through you. With his music. Which wafts its gloomy way through ambient, chamber loops, shoegaze and the like.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    The Ethiopians - Engine 54

    Probably one of the greatest train-themed reggae and rocksteady albums ever made, its Engine 54 by The Ethiopians, initially released in 1968. The first thing that floors you is the beautiful falsetto harmonies of the group’s voices, and then the rich rhythm section, the finely-deployed horns, and the occasional train recordings all come in and seal the deal. Reissued by Music On Vinyl in collaboration with Trojan.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Distance, Light & Sky - Gold Coast

    Distance, Light & Sky features three excellent musicians from different areas of music, and the common ground they find together is wonderful to hear. Chantal Acda, whose voice has previously been heard atop Sleepingdog’s billowing drones, here has an Americana-melancholy to her lyrics and vocals, and with Eric Thielemans and Chris Eckman, all recording in the same room at the same time, they’ve created some fine-grained, heartfelt music here.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    The Telescopes - Early Studio Recordings

    Telescopic noisegazers The Telescopes are best known these days for steadily releasing ear-splitting beauties ever since breaking a decade’s silence in 2002. So just in case you’d forgotten that they have numerous releases from before then, here’s Early Studio Recordings, where you’ll find some of their early studio recordings (namely the EPs Kick the Wall, 7th# Disaster, The Perfect Needle and To Kill a Slow Girl Walking).

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Harmonious Thelonious - Petrolia

    Harmonious Thelonious is the electronic outlet for Dusseldorfer Stefan Schwander, which he uses to explore both African and American minimalism, while always keeping that sweet sweet danceability to the fore. Full-length Petrolia is particularly high energy, with especially tasty live-instrument contributions from Ghazi Barakat. Its out on Marmo Music.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Peter, Bjorn and John - Darker Days

    Peter, Bjorn and John, who are a fully-fledged real band and not just a holding company for advertising royalties from ‘that’ song, present their eighth full-length album, Darker Days. The title is appropriate, as the three singer-songwriters each took on the theme of darkness when writing their respective material, lending their beautiful music a certain undercurrent. Released by Ingrid.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Seán Carpio & Eomac - ETXC002

    The second instalment of Eotrax’s collaborative series sees label boss Eomac hook up with Migro/Klein artist Sean Carpio. On ETXC002 the pair bounce various kinds of feedback off one another to produce a record of drone, noise and concrete. These needling, abrasive tracks are not for the faint hearted - enter at your peril.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Satan's Satyrs - The Lucky Ones

    Satan’s Satyrs singer Clayton Burgess (also of Electric Wizard) says of his band that ‘it doesn’t sound like anything else happening right now’. He’s correct - The Lucky Ones sounds like something that happened many years ago, specifically some time around 1974. The band’s attitudes to women (that God-damned album artwork) bare out the theory that this lot are a relic from a bygone age. We can all do better than this.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Miles Davis & John Coltrane - Trane's Blues

    Reissue of a couple great early Miles Davis and John Coltrane cuts. Recorded originally in 1956, Trane’s Blues, confusingly different from the homonymous 1999 Blue Note release, showcases some of the earliest recordings by the First Great Quintet. Listen to Coltrane's high-intensity sax and Davis' contemplative trumpet dancing their first dance.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Exit Group - Adverse Habitat

    Following in the footsteps of bands such as Useless Eaters and Dry Erase come Exit Group with Adverse Habitat. Like their peers. Exit Group take inspiration from Wire, Swell Maps and Chrome, but it also sounds like it was recorded in a basement with barely functioning electricity, walls covered in lichen and puddles on the floor - an adverse habitat indeed. LP and CD on Castle Face.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Le Syndicat Electronique - Le Syndicat Electronique

    Tasty and comprehensive overview of the Le Syndicat Electronique project, assembled and remastered by main man Alaxis Andreas G himself. This is two vinyl LPs-worth of highest-grade electro / wave en Francais, featuring sixteen tracks from across the breadth of the project’s twenty years, including some never-before-released items. Out on Mannequin.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Nick Klein - Bathroom Wall

    Brooklyn-based Nick Klein checks in again after January’s Lowered Flaming Coffin EP for Alter. Now he’s on BANK Records and aiming high with Bathroom Wall, a filthy electro EP about a mouldy-looking urinal. The material originates in modular synth splashed onto tape and then given a good master scrub by Josh Bonati.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Papercuts - Parallel Universe Blues

    Paralell Universe Blues is the 6th album by Papercuts, AKA singer/songwriter Jason Quever. Quever recently relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles and the album’s lyrics are informed by this upheaval. Despite a longer break between albums than usual, Quever’s excellent songwriting and atmospheric production that recall’s bands such as The Velvet Underground, Spiritualised and Jesus and Mary Chain are both firmly in place. White vinyl LP or CD on Slumberland.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Superhuman Happiness - Beacon

    Ten years into their career and Superhuman Happiness release their third album, Beacon, a darker and more emotional experience than previous works. They are led by Stuart Bogie who currently also works with Arcade Fire and has previously collaborated with Iron & Wine, TV On The Radio and Antibalas. Vocalist Dia Luna and musician Eric Biondo complete the three piece. There a guest appearances a-plenty too with Norman favourite Colin Stetson, Richard Reed-Parry of Arcade Fire and Dave Harrington of Darkside all pitching in to lend a hand. LP and CD on Yeggs.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Konami Kukeiha Club - Gradius

    The soundtrack to 80’s scrolling space-shooter classic Gradius, presented in both NES original and 1989 MSX versions. Listening to these hyperactive 8-bit synth melodies on vinyl, you can of course hear the whole thing clearly, without the endless bleeps of your lasers. Actually a remarkably strong listening experience. From Ship To Shore PhonoCo.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Various - Antilles Méchant Bateau

    Music from Guadeloupe and Martinique, showcasing the Gwo Ka and Biguine traditions. Antilles Mechant Bateau is a 1960 cut by Andre Mahy which both opens and gives name to this compilation on Born Bad, and it sets off the rest of the tracklisting perfectly with its gorgeous bar-room piano, languid saxophone and mournful vocals.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Travis Scott - Astroworld

    Travis Scott’s name may sound like one of those overly patriotic new country singers but I can assure you that he is something quite different. The US rapper, singer and producer has been bothering top 10s all over the place with his single Sicko Mode, so why not check out his third album, Astroworld? Double LP on Epic.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Halloween Theme (Remix)

    ‘Tis the month of Halloween, the festival in which the same old scary, plastic products are rolled out of warehouses and peddled for the occasion. Traditionalists Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross do their part by rereleasing their high-octane rework of John Carpenter’s Halloween theme - all the more appropriate given the titular slasher sequel currently doing the rounds!

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Samantha Glass - Nine Memories Between Impression & Imprint

    Samantha Glass returns to Texan label HoloDeck (Dylan Cameron, Derek Rogers) with a new LP. Nine Memories Between Impression & Imprint is another collection of retro-futurist bedroom electronica from Glass. The overall impression of the record is that of a moth-eaten copy of an Italians Do It Better album. There are similarities with fellow HoloDeck artist Marie Davidson.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Various - For Discos Only: Indie Dance Music From Fantasy & Vanguard Records (1976-1981)

    Various - 'For Discos Only: Indie Dance Music From Fantasy & Vanguard Records (1976-1981)' is a huge 5LP or 3CD box set that contains a bunch of artists who can stake their claim in making music that ultimately led to techno, house and in some cases, hip-hop. Sylvester, Fat Larry’s Band, Ike and Tina Turner, Free Expression and Home Grown Funk all make appearances. I’m sure the label won’t find out if you play the records in your front room, despite what it says on the cover. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Empress Of - Us

    The much-hyped Empress Of comes through with the follow-up to her 2015 debut LP. Back then it was all about Me, but now the one born Lorely Rodriguez is more concerned with Us. This is another album of lush pop that blurs the lineages of r&b and queer pop. Anyone who felt that recent Blood Orange album should cop this. Out via Terrible Records.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Mark Archer & Shadow Child present MASC - Non Stop EP

    If the prospect of English rave vets Mark Archer and Shadow Child joining forces was pretty much a guarantee of quality, the fact that their first record as Masc is being released by Super Rhythm Trax will be enough to dispel any lingering doubts. The first track on Non Stop is called ‘It’s Good’. It is. Jerome Hill has done a remix. Also good. Both the other tunes here are good too. Good.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Shackleton - Furnace of Guts

    Lancashire born electronic producer Sam Shackleton has tried his hand at various musical styles in his time. He ranged from school punk bands to dancehall duos before settling on becoming an electronic whizz and label owner. Furnace of Guts is Shackleton’s latest 12” slice of spacey dance music on his own Woe To The Septic Heart label.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Nomadico - The Code Switcha

    After a few drops on Underground Resistance, Dan Caballero has taken to putting out his Nomadico records via his own Yaxteq in recent years. The Code Switcha finds the artist also known as DJ Dex putting his own spin on classic Detroit techno and electro sounds. Occasionally the thing has a bit of a Night Slugs flavour to it too - see the opener on this count.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Various - Saigon Supersound Vol. 2

    A collection of very fine music from Vietnam. The second volume of the Saigon Supersound series sources its materials from the period of the sixties, when there was a lot going on in the country. This compilation features eighteen cuts from a variety of genres, all filtered through the unique cultural stylistics of Vietnam.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Yximalloo - The Best of Yximalloo 1

    Yximalloo is a guy who used to manage Yellow Magic Orchestra, but has been busy doing his own thing for many years. ‘His own thing’ tends to equate to weird and warped versions of techno, psych and much besides, but really we should just call his genre Yximalloo music. This self-assembled best of LP collection makes a splendid introduction.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Ennio Morricone - Autopsy (Macchie Solari) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Another Ennio Morricone treat pulled out of the vaults and onto tasty vinyl for you all to enjoy. The soundtrack to giallo flick Autopsy, which has never previously surfaced on wax before, is Morricone in heavy experimental mode, with lots of wild dissonance and interesting textures, not least from the vocal cords of Edda Dell’Orso. Mr. Morricone never lets you down.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Riz Ortolani - The Etruscan Kills Again (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    A forgotten classic from the extensive back catalogue of Riz Ortolani: his soundtrack to giallo film The Etruscan Kills Again, which has never previously been sighted on vinyl. Big drama, some jazz action, grand strings, big romantic themes, spooky cues: this set has got it all! Remastered audio. On Arrow Records.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 19th October 2018

    Still House Plants - Long Play

    Due in: tomorrow
  • 22nd October 2018

    Various - Uneven Paths (Deviant Pop From Europe 1980 - 1991)

    Even by the standards of Music From Memory, this is an oddball. Label founder Jamie Tiller gets together with Parisian crate-digger Raphael Top-Secret to comb the annals of 80s/early 90s European music and find the weirdest stuff they can that still has a hint of a pop sensibility about it. Unsurprisingly, it’s a mixed bag - synthwave sits alongside avant-jazz; spoken-word pieces suddenly break out into Depeche Mode-style electro-pop; disco beats come topped with shoegaze atmospherics. A lot of fun to be had here.

    Due in: only 4 sleeps to go
  • 22nd October 2018

    Cupar Grain Silo - Saturday 21 May 2016

    Over the past few years the Resono project has been chronicling some of the most interesting acoustic spaces in Scotland. One of these is North Fife’s Cupar Grain Silo, a now-defunct sugar-beet storage facility. In May 2016 - Saturday 21 May 2016, to be precise - Architeq mastermind Sam Annand set nine custom-built synthesiser compositions free in the space. The result is this LP of reverberant electronics. It recalls Vangelis and Anthony Child’s Maui Jungle recordings.

    Due in: only 4 sleeps to go
  • 22nd October 2018

    Noyzelab - Earth Cell Meditations

    Due in: only 4 sleeps to go
  • 23rd October 2018

    Saloli - The Deep End

    The Year Zero for Mary Sutton’s debut LP as Saloli was a performance at a clothing-optional soaking-pool sauna. In attempting to make music for people relaxing in hot bubbly water, Sutton came up with these sounds of warm, tranquil beauty. The generative point of The Deep End encourages comparisons with Yamaneko’s Spa Commissions, but the sounds here lean more towards the New Age reissues of Seance Centre. Out via Kranky (Tim Hecker, Dedekind Cut).

    Due in: only 5 sleeps to go
  • 23rd October 2018

    Dope feat. Fuck Authority - Seven Disquieting Dirges: Performed By Sub Bass Madmen & Throwback F.X. Contrarians

    So as you perhaps know by know, Dope is one of the many projects of arch druid Julian Cope. Here they team up with charmingly named double bassist Fuck Authority to deliver an onslaught of rustic racket which with it's horns, glockenspiels and hand drums has been compared to the Wicker Man soundtrack. CD only too, and not widely available.    

    Due in: only 5 sleeps to go
  • 24th October 2018

    Steven Julien - 8 Ball

    Due in: only 6 sleeps to go
  • 25th October 2018

    Grinderman - Grinderman

    Due in: only 7 sleeps to go
  • 25th October 2018

    Cite Lumiere - Le Songe de Kepler

    Due in: only 7 sleeps to go
  • 25th October 2018

    Long Distance Poison - Astro Topoi

    Deep Distance returns from its slumber with a new slice of kosmische for your weekend cloud nine. It's by New York outfit Long Distance Poison, who grow their music through experimental improvisation and take it from there. Astro Topoi is crafted via generative music processes and sees them deconstruct Krautrock song structure for its own good.

    Due in: only 7 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    The Charlatans - Wonderland

    This was from back in 2001 when Twitter wasn't a thing and Tim Burgess had 'normal' hair. It was their seventh album and contained such smash hits as 'Love Is the Key' and 'A Man Needs to be Told'.  If that doesn't convince you to re-purchase then remember that Jamie Oliver said that this album has been a really big inspiration for his cooking.  

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    This Mortal Coil - It'll End In Tears

    Oh lord this is the album. Back in the 80's no-one had any time for the likes of Big Star or Tim Buckley. 4AD head honcho was different though. He had exquisite taste and was also ambitious enough to put together a floating member super group to re-interpret some of his favourite songs. It Will End In Tears will always be most known for the now classic Cocteau Twins assisted reading of Buckley's 'Song To The Siren', but their version of Roy Harper's 'Another Day' runs it close as do two (count em) Big Star songs. 

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Jeff Mills - Waveform Transmission Vol. 3

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    This Mortal Coil - Blood

    Blood was the third and final This Mortal Coil album and like it's predecessor Filagree and Shadow, was presented as a double album. Once again large swathes of the 4AD roster were involved and the album has several highlights that compare favourably with their earlier work. There are two Chris Bell (Big Star) songs including an exquisite 'You and Your Sister' performed by Kim Deal and Tanya Donnelly and the likes of Gene Clark, Syd Barrett and Mary Margaret O'Hara get their back catalogues raided.   

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    This Mortal Coil - Filigree and Shadow

    Filagree and Shadow was the follow up to the much loved debut It Will End In Tears from shadowy 4AD collective This Mortal Coil. Again leader Ivo Watts-Russell chose a supergroup made out of (mostly) artists on his label but this time there were more self penned compositions, enough to make it into a double album. Like it's more lauded debut exquisite taste was shown in the choice of covers with Tim Buckley, Gene Clark and Wire all getting their songbooks raided. 

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Los Sospechos - Postales

    Shot in Peru and examining love between a postcard seller and an American tourist which crosses cultures and leads to family strife and woes, the Postales soundtrack is provided by Brooklyn-based Los Sospechos, an afro-latin funk duo made up of members of Daptone’s Menahan Street Band and Budos Band. Vinyl LP from Coalmine.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Jackson C. Frank - Jackson C. Frank

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Simon Finn - Pass The Distance

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn - Cubist Blues

    Alex Chilton (Big Star), Alan Vega (Suicide) and Ben Vaughn (er, mostly solo) made only one album together, intensely improvising together. The result, Cubist Blues, is a darkly atmospheric trip, sounding not quite like anything else. Originally released in 1994, this has been remastered and features an exclusive new interview in the liner notes.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Interrobang‽ - Interrobang‽

    Interrobang are the agit pop project of former Chumbawamba member Dunstan Bruce alongside with Harry Hamer also formerly of Chumbawamba and ex-Regular Fries guitarist Stephen Griffin. They make vicious pop punk full of social and political commentary and wry asides. Taking the ideas and ethics of their former band and charging into new more punk influenced territories the band already have a loyal following through incendiary live shows.  

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Spacemen 3 - Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To

    Originally released as a bootleg, the recordings here known as Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To are demo recordings from 1986, and they capture the nascent Spacemen 3 well on their way to becoming the psychedelic behemoths they ultimately were. This reissue, for CD and double LP, features remastered audio and is out on Space Age Recordings.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Coil presents Black Light District - A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room

    More Coil re-issues and this is from 1996 when  Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson and John Balance were joined by Drew McDowall but rather than being the 'poochie' of the show, the new name helped the group take a left turn back to the more avant garde pursuits and experimental electronics. 

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Morphology - Traveller

    Morphology are a duo from Finland, but they are looking to outer space. Right from its title and airlock cover art, Traveller sets a strong tone of vintage space-electro, with lush pads, propulsive acidy basslines and the crucial high-energy drum patterns. Deep stuff over ten tracks and two vinyl LPs. On FireScope Records.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Claudio Simonetti's Goblin - Dawn Of The Dead

    Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin is a resurrection of Goblin by founding member Simonetti who composed many soundtracks to cult horror films including Deep Red, Suspiria, and George A. Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead. Here is a 40 year anniversary re-release, with the full score as well as live versions and remixes/covers from Autogeddon, kETvECTOR, and Daemonia. Limited LP or CD on Rustblade.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Deepchord - Immersions

    Rod Modell is back in his long-running Deepchord guise with a long-awaited solo LP on Astral Industries. 'Immersions' comprises two beautiful, expansive long-form pieces, each adorning a side of the record. It's that wonderfully emotional, elegiac sound we're accustomed to: sparkling and elegant techno textures which wind and wend their way through deep caverns of dub. Submerged sounds that happily bubble to the surface. Also, just look at that sleeve art; another classic from the house of Astral Industries.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Craven Faults - Springhead Works

    Like kraut rock made on the Yorkshire Moors. Thats what I personally said about the first Craven Faults record 'Netherfield Works'. This time these mysterious Yorkshire people are back with new works which will again appeal to fans of old dusty northern synths. Certainly the likes of Kieran Hebden, Dan Snaith and Gold Panda have been getting on board.  

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Pill - Soft Hell

    New York’s Pill cite their influences as rock ‘n’ roll legend The Big Bopper (he was on the same plane as Buddy Holly) and Ian Svenonius (Nation Of Ulysees, The Make-Up). This means for their second album, Soft Hell, you can expect a whirlwind ride from guitar and sax, melody and dark humour. The album’s oxymoron of a title references our acceptance of everyday drudgery. LP and CD on Mexican Summer.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Mac-Talla Nan Creag - The Sorrow Of Derdriu

    We were a massive fan of Firecracker's first Mac-Talla Nan Craeg release, a record that curve-balled our expectations on the label to release good house bangers via an archaeological dig of Scotland's ancient landscape. One can only assume that participating artists Hoch Ma Toch, Other Lands and Lord Of The Isles have been up on the highlands drinking more whiskey as they've now got The Sorrow of Derdrilu to give us, another sound collage created through found sound, synths and traditional song study. They claim this one is more narratively driven, based on particular ancient tales rather than inferred from simply hanging out in the countryside.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Hiro Kone - Pure Expenditure

    On Pure ExpenditureHiro Kone, real name Nicky Mao, approaches electronic music with a brutal intent not heard since the earliest Factory Floor recordings. This all comes from Pure Expenditure's core theme, the non-utilitarian use of surplus energy. The album features the likes of group A and Little Annie, and was mixed by Teflon Tel Aviv's Josh Eustis.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Eartheater - IRISIRI

    The latest envelope-pushing visionary to join the Pan roster is Queens-based artist Eartheater. With a name like that one comes to IRISIRI expecting a metal band, and though Eartheater’s music tends more towards the turbulent electronics of Aisha Devi and Alice Glass this LP also has a whiff of the electro-industrialism of, say, Nine Inch Nails. The rock influence brings IRISIRI into the orbit of recent drops by Hirakish, Zola Jesus and IVVVO.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Mary Lou Lord - Got No Shadow

    Mary Lou Lord gave the world her debut LP Got No Shadow in 1998, issued via a since defunct sub-label of Sony. Two decades later this remarkable blend of indie-rock and folk gets a wider, remastered release on Fire. A collection of a baker's dozen of songs drawn from sets that Mary Lou performed for weary commuters passing through London and Boston underground stations; both self-penned and made collaboratively with Nick Saloman of The Bevis Frond. A taut, emotive and bittersweet LP with cameos coming from Money Mark , Elliott Smith and Jon Brion. 

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Barry Adamson - Memento Mori (Anthology 1978 - 2018)

    He's been around a long time. From playing bass in Magazine to collaborating with Nick Cave and Jarvis Cocker to his nine solo albums to surely his greatest achievement  - finding and wearing the world's biggest pair of glasses. Now it's all been rolled up in an anthology which depicts an idiosyncratic life in music.  

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Soap&Skin - From Gas to Solid / you are my friend

    Third album from inexplicable Austrian chart topper Soap&Skin. I say inexplicable not because the music is bad, far from it, but because this is clearly not 'pop' music. From Gas to Solid / you are my friend is an album of sparse gothic beauty, which explores Anja Plaschg's sense of self as she is she encounters parenthood and the album cycle. 

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Meggie Brown - 10/ 6

    7" single from London based newcomer Meggie Brown. Having already received the backing of some of the Scottish indie scene's best and brightest, the album was produced by Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos at Edwyn Collins' studio, it's about time her incendiary indie rock caught a few more people's attention.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society

    Now regarded as their finest moment, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society is now seen as the highlight of the band's long career and certainly the high water moment of the pastoral English phase of their development. Now you can get the album in an enormous box set with 2 LPs, 5 CDs, 3 7"s a book and all kinds of memorabilia. For those with smaller pockets the 2 x CD looks quite tasty with 49 tracks altogether or you can get the standard original LP as it was meant to be heard.  

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Paul Smith - Diagrams

    Call this Norman Records™ blurb writer a sentimental old fart, but I will always have a soft-spot for Maximo Park. I can’t say I’ve bothered to listen to anything they’ve done this decade, but the formative experiences of listening to A Certain Trigger round my mates’ houses as a teenager will forever endear me to Paul Smith and his merry men. Smith’s always been one of indie’s more erudite singers, and his fourth solo LP Diagrams sees him go about his business with the same panache as ever. Smashing.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want

    The first Daughters LP for Ipecac Records (Mike Patton, Faith No More) finds the grindcore-turned-noise-punk band in good nick. You Won’t Get What You Want is a ten-song set that, while heavy as ever, sees Daughters expand their palette to good effect. ‘Satan In The Wait’, for instance, is a seven-minute vaudeville punk number that is both ghoulish and caustic. More straightforward rockers like ‘The Reason They Hate Me’ have something of the Pissed Jeans about them.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Eliza Shaddad - Future

    Eliza Shaddad has threatened an LP for a while now. In Future she's come through with a debut full-length for Beatnik Creative that makes good on the promise of her early EPs. Shaddad confesses to listening to plenty of Hole and Portishead in the run up to Future, and their influence is palpable here. See also PJ Harvey and Lyla Foy. You’ve got the keys, now Shaddad and drive.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Micah P. Hinson - When I Shoot At You With Arrows, I Will Shoot To Destroy You

    Strong words from Texas native Micah P. Hinson, although his album seems to be on target if you're big into distorted singer-songwriter stuff with a retro early 2000s feel. When I Shoot at You With Arrows, I Will Shoot to Destroy You is the 4th album by the man who considers Obama to be 'the Murderer of the American Dream'--whatever that means. 

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Oh Pep! - I Wasn't Only Thinking About You…

    ATO Records (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff) drop the sophomore LP from Australian twosome Oh Pep!. I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You is a record full of nice, well-crafted ditties, a few of which also come equipped with festival-friendly choruses. Think Camera Obscura with a bit more of a straight-up folk-rock vibe.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Laura Gibson - Goners

    Goners is Laura Gibson’s fifth album, but her first after having completed an MFA in writing, which brings a particular mature depth to her lyrics, which explore strange and dark feelings of grief and loss. These songs are brought into being by a band that includes Dan Hunt and Dave Depper, and with Gibson sometimes stepping away from the guitar into Wurlitzer and tape loop territory. Out on City Slang.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Dean Wareham Vs. Cheval Sombre - Dean Wareham Vs. Cheval Sombre

    A nice little project this: Dean Wareham, the voice of Galaxie 500, joins Cheval Sombre to record a selection of ten covers, all themed around Westerns. The material ranges from traditional numbers through Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt, all the way up to The Magnetic Fields, and the performances are very nicely balanced.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Penelope Trappes - Penelope Two

    Penelope Two: the second solo album from Penelope Trappes (also of The Golden Filter and Priscilla Sharp). The Trappes sound is slick and noirish electronic shoegaze pop, all slow and cinematic. Trappes’ voice sets the tone with its cold cool: this album will likely do great things for Julee Cruise fans. Its released by Houndstooth.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Joep Beving - Conatus

    Conatus: in which Joep Beving hands over pieces of his contemporary classical music to various artists for reworking. With Deutsche Grammophon as the label, and a list of contributing artists that includes Suzanne Ciani(!), you won’t be surprised to hear that the quality of Conatus’s material is very high indeed.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    SRSQ - Unreality

    Unreality is a phoenix from the flames. SRSQ is the solo project of Them Are Us Too’s Kennedy Ashlyn - the same Them Are Us Too who lost collaborator and dear friend Cash Askew in the 2016 Ghost Ship Fire. This LP is the sound of Ashlyn coming to terms with the grief. Sonically these tracks are pitched somewhere between Zola Jesus, The Cocteau Twins and White Ring. Unreality fights its demons in real time, and is all the more affecting for it.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Guttersnipe - My Mother The Vent

    If your music needs a bit of weirdness then Guttersnipe are your people. The Leeds duo have been tantalising crowds far and near for the last few years with their blend of Aids Wolf-like racket and Whitehouse intensity. Theirs is a musical language not even invented yet so get this debut wax offering and see if you can figure it all out.  

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Puce Mary - The Drought

    Frederikke Hoffmeier aka Copenhagener Puce Mary joins PAN for her new album The Drought, where she is found tucking in to the world’s most suspicious-looking apple. The image suggests themes of temptation, self-destruction and self-preservation are encountered in these new tracks, while compositionally Hoffmeier seems to be using decidedly less aggression and more vulnerability and melody than we’ve heard from her before.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Amnesia Scanner - Another Life

    They took their sweet time about it, but four years on from their breakout mixtape AS Live [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] Berlin-based duo Amnesia Scanner have delivered their debut LP. Another Life is, of course, a record as brilliant as it is difficult to pin down. The pair’s sound has always been a helter-skelter mix of genres glued onto an industrial-techno chassis, and with the dozen tracks of this record they draw on everything from chopped-and-screwed tapes to trance. Pan Daijing guests on two tunes.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Thom Yorke - Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)

    It's true then. Thom Yorke is soundtracking Luca Guadagnino's reimagining of the 1977 Dario Argento horror flick. And here is as much proof as you'd need. The soundtrack is a mix of score work, interludes and some actual normal songs featuring Thom singing. If you are a Radiohead fan you should be excited. If you are a fan of the horror genre you should also be excited.   

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Ty Segall - Fudge Sandwich

    The press release for Ty Segall’s 6,984,431st record ensures us that the eleven tracks that make up Fudge Sandwich ‘aren’t just cover versions’. That will be quite the disappointment for anyone who’s come to this LP to hear how Segall gets on with tunes from the likes of Funkadelic and The Grateful Dead. It’s also a lie - these are very much songs not written by Ty Segall, now in the style of Ty Segall.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Julia Holter - Aviary

    It may well be difficult to think of a record more expansive than Julia Holter's 2015 opus 'Have You In My Wilderness' but it seems like 'Aviary' might just do it. This 15 song record explores the feeling of cacophony we feel on living in the modern world and a search for solitude and sweetness. Holter's theatrical vocals and cinematic synth work will hopefully find us all a solution.   

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Heather Leigh - Throne

    Editions Mego (Shit & Shine, Oren Ambarchi) drop the latest LP from Heather Leigh (once known as Heather Leigh Murray). Throne is a record of singer-songwriter noir full of dark energy. Leigh commands her tracks with a smouldering intensity that is reminiscent of Wild BeastsHayden Thorpe. The instrumentals also have something of that group about them, though it’s less ‘Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants’ and more the Grouper-ish murk of Present Tense’s ‘New Life’ or Two Dancers’ ‘Underbelly’.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    EOC - The Path of Untitled Memories

    The promising Mirae Arts with their third release here. This one’s courtesy of Katsunori Sawa’s EOC (Enormous O’Clock) project. The Path of Untitled Memories represents a change of pace for Mirae Arts. Whereas previous drops from Seraphim Rytm and Michiru Aoyama have been largely or wholly ambient works, The Path Of Untitled Memories is a no-BS body-techno affair that nods to the Echochord school. Good craic.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    The Lucid Dream - Actualisation

    The Lucid Dream put their bad luck (their gear was all stolen in Paris in 2017) firmly behind them with fourth album Actualisation, a record that could not have come to be without some great fan support. The album works some big acid house vibes into the group’s general big psychedelia, as well as some delightful dub business too. Released by Holy Are You Recordings.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Baxter Dury, Étienne de Crécy, Delilah Holliday - B.E.D

    Three-way pile-up collaboration between Dury-the-younger Baxter Dury, Delilah Holiday of the scratchy punk group Skinny Girl Diet, and Etienne De Crecy, a French dance music maker. How do these three overlap you might wonder? Well, debut release B.E.D will show you: with direct and emotional power. Released by Heavenly.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Crooked Man - Crooked House

    Too much low-key, cool and detached, smooth and sleek house music around these days? Well, if that’s what you reckon, then Crooked Man has the answer: a big album of big, booming, over-the-top electro-house. Lots of energy and sweet stretched grooves here on Crooked House, which is released by DFA of all labels.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings

    Get ready for some more Epic Jazz -- 2018 has been another good year for it, what with Kamasi and all -- it's hot jazz drummer and producer Makaya McCraven with his latest LP 'Universal Beings'. The record was cut at two intimate live sessions and two impromptu studio sessions, in four cities: New York, Chicago, London and L.A. A total of 15 musicians worked with McCraven -- stellar improvisers all -- with Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia and Jeff Parker being but three of them. Double LP or double CD, on International Anthem Recording Co.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Mr. Mitch - Primary Progressive

    After releasing a couple of LPs on Planet Mu, man like Mr. Mitch drops a record on his own Gobstopper Records (Iglew, Dark0) for the first time since 2014. The five-track EP Primary Progressive is another dark, detailed affair of post-grime realness from a producer who simply does not cop the respect he deserves. The likes of ‘Settle’ also display a new-found operatic fragility reminiscent of early Jlin.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Bauhaus - In The Flat Field

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Bauhaus - Mask

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Takehisa Kosugi - Catch-Wave

    Takehisa Kosugi’s (Taj Mahal Travellers) 1975 album Catch-Wave is one of those old LPs that goes for absolute megabucks nowadays. Of course, a sub-market of reissues has been created for such records, and that’s what we’re dealing with here. Rather than spending north of £200 for a well-worn edition of these psychedelic synth/drone experiments, we’ve got a lovely new version here for a fraction of the price. Fans of Charlemagne Palestine and Fennesz should give this one a shot.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    The Fall - The Rough Trade Singles

    Superior Viaduct reissue a collection of seminal early singles from The Fall. All released in the first few years of the 1980s by Rough Trade, these eight studio originals and two live versions snapshot a band in their element. Mark E. Smith & co made so many essential pieces in their time, but even by The Fall’s standards the ten tunes here stand as some of the definitive band’s definitive work. Contains, among other things, ‘Totally Wired’.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    The Upsetters - Scratch The Upsetter Again

    Antarctica Starts Here is a new sub-label of Superior Viaduct that is dedicated to reissuing classic records from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Among their first batch of pressings we have The Upsetters’ 1970 LP Scratch The Upsetter Again. It is, of course, a ten-tonne collection of dub-reggae from Lee Perry and his merry men.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    The Upsetters - Double Seven

    Largely consider one Lee “Scratch” Perry’s best early works with his Upsetters, Double Seven was originally released in 1973 and now Music On Vinyl have done this short press reissue, the first on vinyl in 22 years. Features songs with David Isaacs and U-Roy. Pure originator dub reggae from when Perry was still experimenting and building his sound.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Curtis Mayfield - Curtis/Live!

    A 1971 live album from Curtis Mayfield gets a tidy little reissue. Taped at a concert in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village fairly soon after Mayfield left The Temptations, Curtis/Live! shows him coming into his own as a solo performer. On this double LP Mayfield and his band blend the soul tunes of his old group with fiery conga-funk originals on this double LP.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    The Posies - Frosting On The Beater

    Frosting On The Beater is arguably the best album by Seattle power pop stalwarts The Posies. It’s full of blissful guitars, joyful melodies and perfect harmonies. It was the band’s third album and was originally released in 1993. The album has an edgier, rockier sound than its two predecessors due to Don Fleming (Gumball, Velvet Monkeys, Dim Stars) being handed the production reins and he did a marvellous job. It contains some of the band’s most well-known songs such as Dream All Day, Flavor Of The Month and epic brooding closer, Coming Right Along, which has been used to great effect on several TV shows. Reissue LP on Omnivore. Mastered from original analog tapes and cut at 45 rpm.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Max Graef - Lo Siento Mucho Pero No Hablo Tu Idioma

    Berliner, Max Graef, returns four years after his highly-rated debut Rivers Of The Red Planet with Lo Siento Mucho Pero No Hablo Tu Idioma - or I’m Very Sorry But I Don’t Speak Your Language, as my basic Spanish leads me to understand. Graef says of the record that it he approached it in an unmusical way - more experimental than its predecessor in terms of instrumentation and recording venues. Double LP on Tartelet.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    The Ar-Kaics - In This Time

    Pilfering a good 60-odd years worth of music history for inspiration we bring you Richmond, Virginia garage rockers The Ar-Kaics and their new album In This Time. Whether it’s true or just press release bluster, the band don’t get on with each other too well, but that’s okay because they all have their parent bands - Chain & The Gang, Pygmy Lush and The Shirks to return to if things get too much. Produced by Wayne Gordon and Mikey Post who have production credits such as Reigning Sound, Black Lips and King Lizard between them. LP and CD on Wick.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    EP-4 - Lingua Franca-1

    Kyoto sextet EP-4 first released this bizarre no-wave mutant funk album, rich with cheese-bass, drawled vocals and fab percussion, in 1983. WRWTFWW Records thinks you should hear it again in 2018 and it’s good advice. The pace tends to be quite slow and groovy, but speeds up a bit on the B side. Style ranges from grinning funk to mild freakout.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Maze & Lindholm - Where The Wolf Has Been Seen

    New collaboration between Maze, who's part of Orphan Swords, and Otto Lindholm, the producer. Where The Wolf Has Been Seen is a great start to this team-up, chucking out four tracks of deep, dark and heavy techno et al music, nicely noised-up in all the right places. It also sees the pair trying out some modern classical strings, which sits very well in the mix. Released by Aurora Borealis at this time of year.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Christopher Young - Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    Just in time for Halloween and the 30th anniversary of the release of Hellbound: Hellraiser II comes the original soundtrack. It was scored by Christopher Young, who also provided the creepy backdrop for the first film. This limited edition is pressed on bloodshed red with black smoke coloured vinyl and contains tracks that were not previously available on vinyl.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Alastor - Slave To The Grave

    Swedish doomsayers Alastor proudly boast that their latest LP Slave To The Grave is a ‘7-track hateful gospel’. I don’t know if you’d necessarily describe this music as hateful - most of the melodies are actually pretty tasteful - but it’s certainly heavy. This is the sort of psych-y doom metal that has kept Black Sabbath in business all these years. The lead singer’s stage name is Dharma Gheddon, which is fun.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Bad Sports - Constant Stimulation

    Texans Bad Sports bring a fresh approach to proto punk and power pop with their fourth album, Constant Stimulation. The trio, fronted by the wonderfully named Orville Neeley, sound frustrated with the state of the world in 2018, as the album title suggests, there’s just too much going on! LP and CD on Dirtnap.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Ian Sweet - Crush Crusher

    Ian Sweet, AKA Berklee College of Music-educated Jilian Medford makes experimental but accessible indie rock. Her second album, Crush Crusher was recorded with Gabe Wax at Rare Book Room studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn - a place that has seen Bjork, Dirty Projectors and Deerhunter pass through its doors. It was this that really spurred Jilian on to test her limits in the creation of her new record. LP and CD on Hardly Art.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Value Void - Sentimental

    Value Void, from London, have a debut album ready to be heard. One of those bands often sighted at the finest DIY venues in the city, now their lovely indie-pop post-punk can be heard on your stereo. Nothing too fancy, just young, heartfelt music made with guitars, enthusiasm and inventiveness. Released by Tough Love.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Current 93 - The Light Is Leaving Us All

    David Tibet's never-ending Current 93 project continues to do its thing with The Light Is Leaving Us All, another foray into the deep web of psych folk that will most likely shake you to your very core. An interesting lineup characterises this one, including Nurse With Wound's Andrew Liles, renowned contemporary pianist Reinier van Houdt and folk songwriter Alasdair Roberts. Plus others, just in time for the Halloween season.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Brix & The Extricated - Breaking State

    We knew when Brix Smith-Start talked about putting the Extricated on hold after Mark E Smith's death then it wouldn't be for long. The outfit have emerged out of tribute band territory to forge their own sound and last year's 'Part 2' wasn't bad at all. Expect moody post punk soundscapes led by Brix's Hollywood meets Manchester yowl. If we can't have the Fall anymore then this is something at least.  

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  • 26th October 2018

    Klaus Johann Grobe - Du bist so symmetrisc

    In case anyone was wondering, this is a group not a man (like a Swiss version of Danny Wilson I guess). They play the sort of mixture of pulsing kraut inspired electronics and wild psych moves that you will enjoy if you like people like Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Cavern of Anti Matter. They throw a few dance moves and mutant funk in too. Let's kraut boogie. 

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  • 26th October 2018

    Jessica Moss - Entanglement

    Entanglement is album number three from Jessica Moss. Moss earned her stripes with a fifteen year stint in Canadian post-everything band Thee Silver Mt. Zion (and all variations on that name). She has also worked with such luminaries as Vic Chesnutt and Carla Bozulich. The title of this album explains it all, really: She uses violin and her voice to create twisting, swirling, overlapping - tangling, if you will, soundscapes. LP and CD on Constellation.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Tropical Fuck Storm - A Laughing Death in Meatspace

    Psychrockers Tropical Fuck Storm are finally dropping their debut album, a bewildering bomb of disorienting five-minute middle fingers raised at easy-listening. Expect no respite on A Laughing Death in Meatspace, but aggressively off-beat drums, angry vocals, and screeching guitars circling the listener with almost nauseating inconsistency. Aussies here turning everything upside-down again, especially your sense of balance.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Janek Schaefer (For Robert Wyatt) - What Light There Is Tells Us Nothing

    Scholarly sound artist Janek Schaefer has been doing his thing while garnering acclaim for at least two decades now, and here he is with a new work that showcases his transient sound at its most accessible. The new record (For Robert Wyatt) - 'What Light There Is Tells Us Nothing' was constructed from parts of Wyatt's 'Cuckooland' album and is particularly resonant, now adapted from the performance into one side of the record. The piece is complemented by 7 new equally poignant compositions. Well, count me in. Limited edition (1000 copies) of the transparent gold vinyl LP, also on CD; on Temporary Residence.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Devon Church - We Are Inextricable

    Brooklyn Winnipegger Devon Church, fresh out of a dissolved marriage and creative partnership (Exitmusic) with Aleksa Palladino, bounces back with solo album We Are Inextricable on same old label Felte. Awkward! Now solely responsible for vocals, he seems to have assumed the role of a heavily wizened, Waits-like whiskey crooner, rasping away over swirls of glum dream pop.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Live At KEXP!

    Multiformat repress of former Record Store Day 2018 exclusive (boo!) Live at KEXP!, which seems to have worked wonders for the popularity of the trio. Delvon Lamarr and his B-3 Hammond organ are joined by pretty magnificent guitarist Jimmy James and drummer Dave McGraw. All three are on fire in this session.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Sone Institute - Where Moth and Rust Consume

    The first Sone Institute work in six years finds itself Where Moth and Rust Consume. What possessed Roman Bezdyk to make an album about our Phil’s wardrobe we may never know. Returning nonetheless to ol’ pals Front & Follow for their new release series, the Institute presents an album of leftfield trip-pop and charming/unsettling mid-fi atmospheres.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Autarkic - Treble Rebel

    Rich, zany club tunes from Tel Aviv’s Autarkic, which looks like what a parrot might say if it heard the word ‘Autechre’ once. It does not, however, sound like anything of the sort. The style going on here is a rather meaty, flexible production filled with cheeky sampling and well-paced workout rhythms.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Public Practice - Distance is a Mirror

    Distance Is A Mirror is the debut EP from a bunch of New Yorkers calling themselves Public Practice. Their approach takes post-punk, disco, Talking Heads and Yellow Magic Orchestra to make a funky, danceable sound with dark yet optimistic lyrics on subjects as simple or as complicated as love. Vocalist Drew Citron’s delivery is perhaps at odds with the excitable band behind him. 12” EP or CD on Wharf Cat Records.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Mattiel - Customer Copy

    Customer Copy is the second album by Mattiel. She was raised on a diet of ‘60s folk and pop including Donovan and The Monkees. She mixes these influences with her own musical discoveries such as The White Stripes to create an album heavy on retro sounds. Imagine Nancy Sinatra fronting The White Stripes with Mark Ronson advising…..sort of. LP and CD on Burger Records.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Various - The Love You Save

    The Love You Save brings together lesser-know nuggets of American soul music in a similar way to the oft-referenced Anthology of American Folk Music put together by Harry Smith. Nicely packaged with 24 tracks spread over two LPs there’s some real gems on here: From the soulful title track by Joe Tex via the weighty funk of Hard Times by Baby Huey to the phenomenal mind-blower, This Bitter Earth by Dinah Washington. Limited edition double LP on Cairo Records / Mississippi.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Various - All Of This Goes Too

    All Of This Goes Too gathers together some prime cuts of American soul music recorded between 1960 and 1972. The anthology, which takes its inspiration from Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music, includes songs from greats such as Solomon Burke, Irma Thomas and Ben E. King. Double LP on Cairo Records / Mississippi.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Various - The Truth Is A Lie

    The Truth is a Lie is the third part in a series of lavishly packaged American soul anthologies which gather together little-known tracks recorded between 1955 and 1972. Here we have 24 hard-hitting ballads from the likes of Nina Simone, Bettye Swann and James Carr. Double LP on Cairo Records / Mississippi.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Black Merlin - Kosua

    Electronic artist Black Merlin is a guy who usually goes by the far more normal name of George Thompson. Kousa is his second album and sees him completely immersing himself in the life and culture of Papua New Guinea. This obsession came about following his first album Hipnotik Tradisi as he wanted to find somewhere unspoilt by western ways. Double LP on Island Of The Gods.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    180db Ft. Meredith Graves & Nick Zinner - Road Trip

    Savages offshoot 180dB (Ayşe Hassan and Faye Milton) take their tinnitus-dispensing project on the road. Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) and Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) tag along in the VW microbus for vocals and guitar. The single is a “raging punk” version of Penderecki-samplin’ ‘Upstart - Road Trip’ by Goldie and Skepta. Yes it is. And it rocks.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Diaster - Clustered Non Symmetry

    Diaster are an Italian duo working with electronics of various sorts: from musique concrete and academic electronic music to techno, D&B, and other musics of the club. It's a winning combination of course, and new album Clustered Non Symmetry is eight tracks of stark, minimal, propulsive sound. Out on the Aperture label.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Ric Kaestner - Music For Massage II

    Did you know Ric Kaestner’s soothing New Age cult cassette Music for Massage had a Part II? Unlike Part I, its release was strictly low-key, purely for tape collectors and masseuses and never actually intended for public sale. Sifted Sand Records dutifully honour these conditions by reissuing the album for public sale on black vinyl, coloured vinyl, CD and cassette. Pick your poison and oil up!

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  • 26th October 2018

    Kowton & Parris - Deep Concentration

    You know this’ll be good… Kowton and Parris collaborating on a chunky slice of low-slung pulse and wobble. It's even called Deep Concentration, capturing a sense of how these masters must be at work. It's a collaborative track, but you get it in two versions, one mixed by each producer. 12” on Rubadub.

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  • 26th October 2018

    The Radiophonic Workshop - Possum

    Possum is a new British horror film from the mind of Matthew Holness (Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place). It is the first time that The Radiophonic Workshop have scored a film. Their 50 years as pioneering electronic sound-makers, known for the original Dr. Who theme and who have counted Delia Derbyshire among their number, are the perfect fit for Holness’ weird vision. 6 panel digipak CD on Room 13.



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  • 26th October 2018

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra - IC-01 Hanoi

    Here’s an unexpected release: Whilst recording their recent LP ‘Sex & Food’, Unknown Mortal Orchestra found themselves regularly jamming with local musicians at Phu Sa Studios in Hanoi. With fuzzy guitars and sporadic saxophone, it’s an instrumental exploration of the jazz, fusion and avant-garde which usually remain at the fringes of their sound. 'IC-01 Hanoi' is an insight into a specific time for Unknown Mortal Orchestra; an unexpected mish-mash of jam sessions featuring frontman Ruban Nielson’s father, and local Vietnamese musicians in the capital of Vietnam.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Benoît Pioulard - Slow spark, soft spoke

    I love you Benoît, and if that's quite alright, I love you Benoît. Yes, Norman favourite Benoît Pioulard finally has a follow-up to The Benoît Pioulard Listening Matter at the ready. That LP was a wonderful collection of folksy songs reminiscent of Jose Gonzalez and the like, washed out in the usual crackling haze of his more typical drone music. He's off to a good start with the alliterative title Slow spark, soft spokewhich would surely impress an English Literature teacher. Here he returns to the profound, melancholic textures of his drone music, offering slow-releasing lo-fi for you to chime along with your feelings to. It already came out on tape so you might have already heard it -- but if not, snatch up this gem.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Yoshinori Hayashi - Ambivalence

    Transcending genres like Nosaj Thing on a detuned bicycle, Japanese producer Yosinori Hayashi’s debut album is a collage of bongo breakbeats, forlorn jazz samples, and wobbly synthesizers. Ambivalence. We'll say it reminds of ill-maintained carnival ride and of undiscovered Boards of Canada b-sides, but a little stranger.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Eugene McDaniels - Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse

    Eugene McDaniels’ 1971 classic, Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse is a melting pot of funk, soul and folk played by a swinging jazz band. It’s contents have been oft-plundered by the hip-hop sampling community. The album is dark, and tackles issues such as race, like many artists at the time. Eugene (Gene) McDaniels was previously known for his early ‘60s hit, A Hundred Pounds Of Clay. 180g vinyl LP on Music On Vinyl.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Dustin O'Halloran - Puzzle (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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  • 26th October 2018

    Ramin Djawadi and Brandon Campbell - Slender Man

    From creepypasta to bargain-bin Hollywood: it’s everyone’s favourite faceless suited bone-chiller The Slender Man. Composed by Ramin Djawadi (TV shows Westworld and Game of Thrones and clanking superhero flick Iron Man) and Brandon Campbell (high school dystopia The Thinning), this sinister OST features plenty of dissonant strings, brooding strings and pounding strings.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Razorlight - Olympus Sleeping

    Thought you’d heard the last of them, had you? Well, anything can happen in today’s crazy world, and that mortgage won’t pay itself. Dalston indie rock-dispenser Johnny Borrell’s band Razorlight is indeed back. Personnel have changed a bit since the last one a decade ago, but those jangling guitar melodies and energetic vocals are as intact as ever before.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Felbm - Tape 1 / Tape 2

    It’s two EPs for the price of one LP from The Netherlands’ Felbm (one Eelco Topper), who recorded this pair of sessions of multi-instrumental warmth straight to Tascam tape. Drum machines, actual drums, piano, guitar and bass are the main ingredients in these smooth, jazzy instrumentals. Things get a bit less jazzy and a bit more cinematic on the second EP

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    D.A. Stern / Jacuzzi Boys - "Nosh Lately​?​": A Tribute to The Beasties Boys' "Hello Nasty"

    Slumberland Records (The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Joanna Gruesome) celebrate twenty years of the Beastie BoysHello Nasty with this split 7”. “Nosh Lately?” sees two artists from the current crop of U.S. indie upstarts putting a fresh spin on tunes from the seminal 1998 LP. Jacuzzi Boys garage-ify the 60s psychedelia of ‘Song For The Man’ while D.A. Stern and Dirty Projectors/Ava Luna affiliate Felicia Douglass beef up the Bossa-Nova beat on ‘I Don’t Know’.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Kiki Pau - Hiisi

    Two years in the making, here’s Finnish quartet Kiki Pau’s latest offering and their first material since 2013’s Pines. Once again the glorious space rock jams are here, glooping their way across the known universe with bright, warm and deep scuzz and a fair whack of krautrock. Vocals even crop up a bit with the inexorably good feelings of opener ‘Leaves’.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Linval Thompson - Rocking Vibration

    Reissue of Linval Thompson’s classic 1978 LP here. Rocking Vibrations is roots reggae par excellence. With Sly & Robbie on rhythm section and King Tubby manning the desk you wouldn’t expect anything less than greatness, would you now? Thompson’s voice sounds wonderful here too, soulful in a manner that nods to Ken Boothe. Essential coppage.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things: Halloween Sounds From The Upside Down (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)

    Stranger Things. You like it. We like it. Everyone likes it. Netflix’s answer to Twin Peaks often throws in a fair dose of spook to up the ante. With Halloween just around the corner the series’ music directors Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein have compiled 14 of their creepiest compositions for Stranger Things: Halloween Sounds From The Upside Down. They may also mean ‘Halloween Sounds’ in the sense that this record owes quite a debt to John Carpenter.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Dopplereffekt - Athanatos

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  • 26th October 2018

    Stranded - Celine's Dilemma EP

    Optimooooooooo. The Glaswegian label with their umpteenth wedge of cracking party music here. This latest drop comes courtesy of Nashville newcomer Stranded. Celine’s Dilemma is a record of buoyant bedroom disco which packs a serious dancefloor punch. Many of the tracks here hark back to those exciting days in the early 2000s when we thought DFA was going to save us all.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Paul McCullough - Night Of The Living Dead (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    As we’re sure you’ve already deduced from the title this is a new edition of the music from Tom Savini’s 1990 remake of George Romero’s classic horror flick Night Of The Living Dead. What you may not be aware of is that this Strange Disc reissue is the first time that Tom McCullough’s score has been pressed on vinyl. Neat. It's a very John Carpenter sort of affair, all spooky synths and nasty chords.

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  • 26th October 2018

    The Twilight Sad - Videograms

    Here's a one sided etched 10" only available to indie stores to showcase the posh new the Twilight Sad album. The group have been touring with the likes of the Cure and Editors and so this could be their biggest album yet especially as they have fellow Scot's Mogwai's Rock Action imprint behind them this time.  

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  • 26th October 2018

    Extrawelt - Unknown

    Unclassifiable production duo and lifelong friends Arne Schaffhausen and Wayne Raabe having been concocting sounds together for twenty years. They have recorded ten albums together, however, Unknown is their fourth under the Extrawelt moniker. It’s electronic music, but then there’s other stuff in there as well, so don’t pigeon hole them. Triple LP or CD on Cocoon.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Homeboy Sandman & Edan - Humble Pi

    Humble Pi sees alternative rapper and Berklee College of Music dropout, Edan and New York rapper, Homeboy Sandman team up for the first time. The much-anticipated collaboration will please fans of MF Doom, Madvillian, Mike Eagle, Guilty Simpson and Blu & Exile. In short, you know this is going to be good. LP on Stones Throw.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Various - Venezuela 70 Volume 2: Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth

    A potent selection of music from 1970’s Venezuela that you probably haven’t heard before unless you are a collector or a Venezuelan. Subtitled Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth, this splendidly curated suite features really out-there joy music in the forms of prog, avant-disco, funk, jazz-rock and more besides, most of it very rare indeed.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Mr. Fingers - Praise to the Vibes / Crying Over You Remixes

    Mr. Fingers AKA Larry Heard has got a bunch of artists together to remix tracks from his Cerebral Hemispheres album over three 12” singles. The first installment sees Larry Heard and Rodaidh McDonald test their remixing skills with Praise To The Vibes and Crying over You. Four track 12” single on Alleviated.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Mr. Fingers - Cerebral Hemispheres Remixes

    On EP number 2 of Mr. Fingers’ Cerebral Hemispheres remix series, the deep house pioneer, AKA Larry Heard gets the remix treatment from Joey Anderson on Electron as Kode 9 takes on Spy whilst Upsammy does something to Outer Acid. Not to be outdone he also offers up his own remix of Outer Acid. Four track 12” single on Alleviated.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Mr. Fingers - Inner / Outer Acid (Aleksi Perala Remixes)

    Opening himself up to the interpretation of others over a series of EPs, Mr. Fingers, AKA Larry Heard, has allowed Aleksi Perala to remix Inneracid and Outeracid - two tracks taken from the Mr. Fingers album Cerebral Hemispheres. This is the third and final installment. Two track 12” on Alleviated.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Nubya Garcia - When We Are

    One of the most exciting artists emerging from the current crop of hip young London jazzers is saxophonist Nubya Garcia. Having dropped a few impressive records and contributed heavily to Brownswood’s moment-in-time We Out Here compilation, Garcia’s new EP When We Are finds her flitting back and forth between her interests in jazz and club musics. Leading a band that includes Joe Armon-Jones, Garcia turns in two originals full of spark and energy. They’re reminiscent of Moses Boyd’s recent attempts to fuse jazz and grime. Remixes come from K15 and Maxwell Owin.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Pijn - Loss

    A cold Winter’s night in Manchester. Post-rockers Pijn turn up, cold and shivering, at the doorstep of Holy Roar Records. Mr. Roar peels the door open a crack, oil lamp in hand.

    Pulling their thin blankets tightly around their shoulders, the quintet outside humbly offer the rights to their debut LP Loss in exchange for a little cheese and a hunk of bread and, if it wouldn’t be too bold sir, maybe a drop of whisky to steel them against the wicked night ahead.

    Mr. Roar’s eyes dart up and down the street. Then without speaking he opens up and hurries the group into the house.

    With an expectant twinkle in his eye Mr. Roar quietly clicks the door to. The last thing we see before he blows out the flame is the beginning of a grin curling the corners of his mouth...

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  • 26th October 2018

    Say Lou Lou - Immortelle

    Sister act Say Lou Lou drop their sophomore full-length. Immortelle is a polished collection of synth-pop that, with the right marketing, will turn this pair of Elektra and Miranda Kilbey into big stars before long. There’s a bit of a Saint Etienne-ish quality to cuts like ‘Golden Child’, what with their penchant for sighing strings and gentle ye-ye beats. Quite a bit of Roisin Murphy in here too.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Karlheinz Stockhausen - Adventures In Sound

    Karlheinz Stockhausen is an artist that every music lover should give a go at least once in their life. The German composer’s theories about everything from form to notation to sound itself revolutionised art music in post-war Europe. In one way or another his work has influenced pretty much genre to come after him. Worth a listen, then, and this new compilation Adventures In Sound provides a good way into the composer's ouevre.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Various - Harmony In My Head: UK Power Pop & New Wave 1977-81

    They love a compilation down at Cherry Red Records. The label’s latest box-set is Harmony In My Head: UK Power Pop & New Wave 1977-1981. As you might have guessed, this triple-disc collection contains some power pop and new wave songs that were written by UK artists between the years of 1977 and 1981. The Buzzcocks, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Eddie & The Hot Rods and a bunch more feature. Also comes with an informative booklet.

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  • 26th October 2018

    John Carpenter - Halloween - 40th Anniversary Edition

    The worlds of film and music are hell-bent on squeezing every last drop of juice from the reboot of John Carpenter’s Halloween. This one here is not to be confused with a soundtrack album for the 40th anniversary movie - it is, in fact, the 40th anniversary edition of the ORIGINAL 1978 score. Apparently the first official release of this soundtrack was a remixed version, so for this new edition Carpenter’s partner-in-crime Alan Howarth has faithfully copied over the film's audio tracks in the same order in which they appear on-screen.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Bert Jansch - Just a Simple Soul

    Just A Simple Soul is the first career-spanning anthology of master guitarist and folk hero, Bert Jansch. The album has been compiled by super-fan Bernard Butler along with the Bert Jansch estate. For the uninitiated, this collection will give you an insight into the music and talent of a man who was loved by the likes of Johnny Marr and Neil Young. Double LP or Double CD on Sanctuary.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Various - Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    The inimitable Trojan Records turns fifty in 2018. To celebrate the occasion they’ve had a documentary made to tell their tale. You don’t need us to inform you that the accompanying soundtrack LP for Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records is chock-full of classic tunes. Toots And The Maytals’ ‘54-46 Was My Number’ and ‘Pressure Drop’, Desmond Dekker’s ‘Israelites’ and ‘007 (Shanty Town)’, The Harry J All Stars’ ‘Liquidator’ and many more God-tier bangers feature here.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Rene Wise - Loud Colours

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  • 26th October 2018

    Clouds - Parkzicht (MPIA3 RMX)

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  • 26th October 2018

    Blondie - Heart Of Glass EP

    Blondie’s origins are in New York’s lower east side punk scene - CBGBs and all that, but they also made a huge impression in the world of pop too. Heart Of Glass was the monster hit that transformed their fortunes. Here we have 6 versions of the track packaged with an essay detailing the song’s history and new artwork by Shepard Farley. Limited edition 12” on Virgin.

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  • 26th October 2018

    The Charlatans - Up At The Lake

    Up At The Lake by The Charlatans was originally released in 2004. In comparison to other albums by the North-West indie old-hats, it doesn’t seem to be quite as well remembered. The critics liked it back then though. Anyhow, here’s your chance to relive it with a lovely vinyl reissue. 180g LP on Virgin.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Bruce - Sonder Somatic

    After four years of building buzz via releases on labels like Timedance, Idle Hands and Livity Sound the Bristolian producer Bruce drops his debut LP via Pangaea/Pearson Sound/Ben UFO’s Hessle Audio. The one born Larry McCarthy has had a hand in the popularisation of the West Country soundsystem techno style that has made waves in the clubsphere of late. As such it's no surprise to find that the eleven tracks of Sonder Somatic hold bassweight and beats in perfect balance.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Electronic Sound - Issue 47 & CD Bundle

    Latest issue of Electronic Sound, that cool magazine with the crisp graphic design and a focus on some of the most interesting music currently percolating out into the world. This issue has a feature on Burgess / Kubrick’s masterpiece A Clockwork Orange, with a bundled CD that features new and entirely exclusive tracks by big-name synth artists like Chris Carter, Scanner and Gabe Gurnsey! Nice.

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  • 26th October 2018

    Cowboy Flying Saucer / Magoo - Heavily Sedated NOW! / Sons And Daughters Of Disaster

    After a seven year break, Magoo are back. This time they’re sharing a 7” with London band, Cowboy Flying Saucer. Magoo’s experimental DIY ethic with pop sensibilities saw them being picked up by Chemikal Underground Records in the late ‘90s before moving to pastures new. As a teaser for their first album in 7 years, Magoo offer up a a twisted slice of cosmic rock with 'Sons And Daughters Of Disaster' whilst Cowboy Flying Saucer contribute the motorik/arty/punky track 'Heavily Sedated NOW!' 7” on Sparrowhawk.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 26th October 2018

    Michael Hoenig - The Blob (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Although it’s essentially about an animate piece of strawberry jam, the 1958 original gave me quite the nightmares as a child. Here’s the soundtrack to the even-creepier 1988 remake of The Blob by Michael Hoenig. Hoenig went for something a little more sober than the original’s bouncy theme song, whose lyrics included: “Beware of the Blob - it creeps and leaps and glides and slides across the floor, right through the door…”. Hoenig chose wisely.

    Due in: only 8 sleeps to go
  • 27th October 2018

    Hiroshi Yoshimura - Music For Nine Postcards

    Hiroshi Yoshimura was a pioneer of environmental music, parallel to Eno, Yoshimura created ambient music to fit with physical spaces, music to be in and live through. ...Nine Postcards is simply keyboard and rhodes played sweetly and softly. First vinyl reissue since its original release in 1982 with full reproduction of original artwork and sleeve plus new liner notes. For fans of Brian Eno’s ambient works.

    Due in: only 9 sleeps to go
  • 28th October 2018

    The Jim Mitchells - Love Hypnotic

    Following on from debut EP, Planet Absorbed, which was crammed full of danceable psych-rock, The Jim Mitchells come at you again with their debut LP, Love Hypnotic. The LP broadens their sound further to include more earworming melodies and spaced-out wows than before. Limited edition LP of 230 copies on Cardinal Fuzz.

    Due in: only 10 sleeps to go
  • 28th October 2018

    The Jim Mitchells - Planet Absorbed

    Aussie pysch/garage rockers The Jim Mitchells are led by multi-instrumentalist Jim Mitchell. They make the brand of psych-rock that makes you want to dance. Their first EP, Planet Absorbed, will have fans of Ty Segall and White Fence falling over themselves to get involved. Limited edition EP on Cardinal Fuzz.

    Due in: only 10 sleeps to go
  • 28th October 2018

    Mt. Mountain - Cosmos Terros

    Mt Mountain reissue their 2016 LP Cosmos Terros to hwet the hwhistle of those slobbering psych-rock junkies who gaze, saucer-eyed, at the ringed November date in their calendars that promises the release of the Perth group’s third LP. Six tracks of jingle-jangle nice-nice here. Tame Impala, obviously. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, obviously.

    Due in: only 10 sleeps to go
  • 28th October 2018

    Dead Sea Apes & Adam Stone - Warheads

    Leeds psych-rock label Cardinal Fuzz (The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol, The Cosmic Dead) with a limited-run collaborative release here. Warheads pairs writer/artist Adam Stone and Mancunian instrumental rockers Dead Sea Apes. These seven tunes are a doomy mix of lo-fi fuzz-rock and semi-lucid ramblings reminiscent of the late Mark E. Smith.

    Due in: only 10 sleeps to go
  • 29th October 2018

    Michel Banabila - VoizNoiz

    Two decades since it was first released, Michel Banabila's VoizNoiz is now available on vinyl. This is an incredibly playful album, pitching itself at the more listenable end of plunderphonics. It veers from hip-hop to jungle to jazz while always maintaining a core identity that is as silly as it is practiced.

    Due in: only 11 sleeps to go
  • 29th October 2018

    Cavern of Anti-Matter - In Fabric

    Tim Gane is a machine! Actually, he just owns some machines. And they've served him well, in recent years: the kosmische bleat of Cavern of Anti-Matter has given him a new lease of musical life and the deeply rhythmic jams have kept us coming back for more. Here's a 7" showcasing some of the music he's made for Peter Strickland's new movie In Fabric.

    Due in: only 11 sleeps to go
  • 31st October 2018

    Red House Painters - Songs For A Blue Guitar

    Due in: only 13 sleeps to go
  • 31st October 2018

    Blawan - Nutrition

    By Blawan’s standards, this double EP is a laid-back affair. By Blawan’s standards, that is. So even though there’s nothing here which sounds specifically like a portal to Cthulhu’s lair is about to open up where your record player is, Nutrition still contains six cuts of pummelling techno. ‘993’ and ‘Calcium Red’ are about as close as he gets to the sound of ‘Why They Hide The Bodies…’ etc, while ‘Trampelpfad’ and ‘Mayhem’ are still pretty darn spooky. Out on his own TERNESC imprint.

    Due in: only 13 sleeps to go
  • 31st October 2018

    Various - Brown Acid: The Seventh Trip

    RidingEasy present another compilation of their carefully curated vintage hard rock obscurities! Brown Acid: The Seventh Trip (which surely ought to be the most powerful yet!) contains ten cuts from ten bands who were hard-chugging away in the seventies to the attention of almost no-one, all fully-licensed and from analogue sources.

    Due in: only 13 sleeps to go
  • 31st October 2018

    Just The Right Height - Let Forever Be Only You Tonight

    New York-based Keke Hunt’s project Just the Right Height offers up a radical debut for She Rocks!, in which the objectification and normalisation of the female subject, from physical dimensions to every aspect of behaviour, are subjected to satirical critique. Hunt’s mucky style of disjointed, stripped-bare dance tracks, over which she poignantly delivers incongruent collages of other songs’ lyrics, is unusual and very effective.

    Due in: only 13 sleeps to go
  • 31st October 2018

    Best Available Technology - Enginetics & Plasmalterations

    Portland’s Best Available Technology makes homemade electronic music that is born out of the world of noise, drone and unpredictable electronics, but that wonders in places into some dubbed-out techno vibes and bass surges you’d want to hear on a club PA. Enginetics & Plasmalterations sounds playful and explorative, even from the depths of its darkness. On 12th Isle.

    Due in: only 13 sleeps to go
  • 31st October 2018

    Levon Vincent - NS-23

    The latest two-tracker to drop in Levon Vincent’s NS- series finds the NYC artist plumbing a little more oomph into his minimal techno sound than usual. While both ‘The Sound Of People Moving’ and ‘Fricatives’ are still pretty slow and steady, the addition of abrasive textures and some nice thick low ends puts something akin to a spring in their step.

    Due in: only 13 sleeps to go
  • 31st October 2018

    Bauri - Vinkelvolten II

    Due in: only 13 sleeps to go
  • 1st November 2018

    yellow6 - Reflect

    A huge amount of yellow6 material to celebrate the project’s twentieth anniversary. A five CD boxset of, rather impressively, new music, including three Looking Glass albums and two Drone albums, all colour-coded. Those drone ones are particularly interesting, as apparently they are yellow6’s  reaction to years of having his music described as drone and disagreeing… Well, here now he has made some Drone, along with much else besides.

    Due in: only 14 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Tied & Tickled Trio - Observing Systems

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Blue Angel Lounge - Narcotica

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Hiss Golden Messenger - Bad Debt

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - The Proposition (Original Soundtrack)

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Hiss Golden Messenger - Poor Moon

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Symmetry - Themes For An Imaginary Film

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Hiss Golden Messenger - Haw

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    The Blue Angel Lounge - In Times 2006 - 2010

    Germany’s Blue Angel Lounge seemed to drop out of a view for good a few years ago: but now they offer us this collection of demos (including those for some of the greatest tracks) and previously unheard recordings. In Times 2006-2010 contains 20 tracks in all, and is released by 8MM Musik and ‘a’ Recordings.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Mutant Beat Dance - Mutant Beat Dance

    This self-titled record from Mutant Beat Dance is more of a debut opus than a debut LP. Featuring 25 tracks spread out over six (!) records/two CDs, and with the box-set including a booklet, Mutant Beat Dance is a lavish piece. With so much time to play with the music here is unsurprisingly varied. Founding members Traxx and Beau Wanzer have roped in Steve Summers for this selection that takes in everything from synthwave to Chicago acid to Liquid Liquid-style punk funk. Keep an ear out for members of LCD Soundsystem cropping up on backing vox.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Nurse With Wound - NWW Play Changez Les Blockeurs

    To mark the 35th anniversary of The New Blockaders’ self-released debut album they asked Nurse With Wound to remake it, as Stephen Stapleton is a notorious fan, and who better to take on the experimental and abstract noise that it contained. Comes with brand new artwork from Stapleton and an article by Paul Hegarty.  Very limited release, of course.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Chromatics - Camera

    Johnny Jewel cranks out his umpteenth collection of synth nouveau-noir in the form of the latest Chromatics release. It’s a bit of an odds-and-sods collection is the Camera EP. The eight-song track listing consists of two newbies, three versions of the title track (the original of which originally appeared on 2013 compilation After Dark 2), two club edits of ‘Magazine’ from JJ’s 2016 soundtrack for Home, and a reworking of the title track from Chromatics’ upcoming Dear Tommy LP.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    The Prodigy - No Tourists

    It appears that The Prodigy are still going. Liam Howlett’s scary dance project have been doing their thing for twenty-eight years now, and they’re showing no sign of letting up, so why not get on the bus an join ‘em. Hold on, the new album is called No Tourists, if they want to be pedantic the bus thing may cause a problem.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Invisible Minds - Make Up Your Own Stories

    No-one's sure who the person behind Invisible Minds is, but that hasn’t stopped them spiking in popularity since the release of debut single ‘Yo Mae Leh’ at the back-end of 2017. Now Moshi Moshi have gone and snapped up their debut LP. Make Up Your Own Stories is a varied listen - some tracks are relatively straightforward indie-pop in the mould of new-era Tame Impala, but others like ‘905 Users!’ are wacky beat experiments ala Iglooghost or Daedelus.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Jon Spencer - Spencer Sings The Hits

    Jon... what did you do Jon? What did you do? What did you do to them? Where are they Jon? Jon! Where are the Blues Explosion?! 

    Despite my suspicions, it is my job to inform you Jon Spencer is back, and this time, he's singing the hits. On it the New York's garage rock legend offers his heart in exchange for us forgetting he ever had a Blues Explosion.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Kode9 & Burial - FABRICLIVE 100

    Here endeth the lesson. The 100th and final edition of Fabric’s Fabriclive CD mix series comes courtesy of two artists who, perhaps above all others, have defined the sound of the London club since the turn of the millenium. Burial’s South London bleakscapes and Kode9’s Hyperdub label have spread their tentacles into nearly every facet of UK club music, and you’d be hard-pressed to argue that any of the other 99 Fabriclive mixes don’t bear their influence in one way or another. Now, as the series rounds out, the pair drop a 37-track mix that shows love to footwork, gqom, jungle, grime and everything in between. Not to be missed.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Open Mike Eagle - Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes

    Reissue of Open Mike Eagle’s second album Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes. Released originally on Hellfyre Club (Milo, Anderson. Paak, Busdriver) in 2011. Mike here already cleverly understating his emotions with regards to art, racial matters, and personal finances in his soulful manner we’ve come to love on 2017's excellent Brick Body Kids Still Daydream. 

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    audiobooks - Now (in a minute)!

    21-year old artist Evangeline Ling and looks-like-he-might-actually-be-dead singular producer David Wrench team together for the unlikely and hard-to-Google duo audiobooks. Now (in a Minute)! is their debut album, and consists of Ling’s short stories and dreamy vocals, set to Wrench’s strange beats and soundscapes.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Two Medicine - Astropsychosis

    Peaceful psychedelic rock is a genre underrepresented in between all the endless distorted guitar solos we get to listen to here at Norman HQ. Two Medicine, created by Paul Alexander from indie/psych rockers Midlake, are taking a much more poppy approach to psychedelia. Named after a part of Glacier National Park, the album flaunts a romantic sound, something of an appreciation of quiet, peace, and natural beauty.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Part Time - Spell #6

    Indiepop dreamer David Speck, better known as Part Time, treating us to his 6th album already. Wittily titled Spell #6, the record expounds on the man’s strong melancholic electronic pop sounds, reminding us of Ducktails, Washed Out, and Ariel Pink--the latter of which also making an appearance on the album’s first single I Can Treat You Better.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Beacon - Gravity Pairs

    The duo that is Beacon have changed it up a little from their previous two albums, setting out to create songs from moment one rather than focusing on loop-driven compositions. So should we say Beacon have gone pop? Well, perhaps a bit, but that would be to undermine the impressive attention to detail that has gone into the sound and textures of Gravity Pairs’ tracks. On Ghostly.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Drew McDowall - The Third Helix

    Drew McDowall, formerly of Coil, once again delves into the concepts that drove those legendary sonic explorers. On The Third Helix, McDowall experiments with dark and twisted electronics, creating eight tracks that are ideal for looking inward. Intense and visceral, this is music from the most severe of trances.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Joe Hisaishi - Tori No Hito - Nausicaä Of The Valley Of Wind: Image Album

    Before Studio Ghibli made Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind, composer Joe Hisaishi created a soundtrack based on the manga that inspired the film. In the same way that a film studio will create concept artwork to get a better sense of how the film might look, this is a concept album (thought obviously not in the traditional sense of the phrase). A golden opportunity to get a glimpse at Studio Ghibli's creative process.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Joe Hisaishi - Haruka Na Chi E - Nausicaä Of The Valley Of Wind: Soundtrack

    A reissue of the soundtrack for Studio Ghibli's science-fiction epic Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind. This was composer Joe Hisaishi's first collaboration with the legendary Hayao Miyazaki. The soundtrack is heavily symphonic, but also features some electro-rock and has some Indian classical influences. The combination is perfectly matched to the world created by Miyazaki and his team.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Joe Hisaishi - Kaze No Densetsu - Nausicaä Of The Valley Of Wind: Symphony Version

    Kaze No Densetsu contains music which is not just Joe Hisaishi’s soundtrack to the Miyazaki film Nausicaa Of The Valley Of Wind, but a special symphonic version, rearranged for an orchestra of 50! Hisaishi composed, arranged and produced this performance, so you know that this perfectly represents his musical vision.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Joe Hisaishi - Sora Kara Futtekita Shoujo - Castle In The Sky: Image Album

    Sora Kara Futtekita Shoujo - Castle In The Sky: Image Album presents the rare musical material that Joe Hisaishi initially created on the basis of an image of Laputa, before the Miyazaki film Castle In The Sky (and Hisaishi’s final soundtrack) was completed. Deepen your knowledge of Hisaishi and Miyazaki’s works!

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Joe Hisaishi - Hikouseki No Nazo - Castle In The Sky: Soundtrack

    Castle In The Sky is a 1986 film by Hayao Miyazaki, particularly notable for being the first animation ever to come out of Studio Ghibli. The soundtrack, by Joe Hisaishi, is presented here in the same versions heard in the film, and whether the material is new to you or deeply known and loved, the power and quality of this music cannot be denied. From Tokuma.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Joe Hisaishi - Taiju - Castle In The Sky: Symphony Version

    Castle In The Sky is a 1986 film by Hayao Miyazaki, particularly notable for being the first animation ever to come out of Studio Ghibli. The soundtrack, by the prolific film composer Joe Hisaishi, has been adapted here for full symphony orchestra, offering maximum grandeur and cinematic weight. From Tokuma.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Joe Hisaishi - My Neighbor Totoro: Image Album

    The image album for the painfully endearing Studio Ghibli classic, My Neighbor Totoro. What's an image album you ask? It's a kind of companion piece common in Japanese media, designed to flesh out its subject. Here composer Joe Hisaishi was tasked with "making songs which children really want and can sing out loud with their mouth widely opened". The result is 11 songs that capture the beautiful child-like energy of the film.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Joe Hisaishi - My Neighbor Totoro: Soundtrack

    The soundtrack to the 1988 Miyazaki classic My Neighbor Totoro, composed by Joe Hisaishi. This LP is a Japanese import, and we aren’t going to pretend it is cheap, but the music is still flawlessly powerful thirty years later, and the presentation of the record (beautiful illustrations) is very fine indeed. On the Tokuma label.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Joe Hisaishi - My Neighbor Totoro: Sound Book

    Studio Ghibli's My Neighbour Totoro is one of the most magical and mischievous films to come out of the legendary animation studio. The film depicts two sisters dealing with the challenges of life with the help of some adorable (and furry) friends. This Sound Book, by composer Joe Hisaishi, features songs from the score rerecorded on violin, guitar and flute, foregrounding the folksy warmth of the film.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Melting Hand - Faces of Earth

    Melting Hand are, at the time of recording Faces Of Earth, made up of members of Terminal Cheesecake, Gum Takes Tooth, Bong, Big Lad, The Wharves and Luminous Bodies, making it a veritable supergroup of gnarly alternative UK racket-makers. The rhythm section is particularly potent on this album, setting up a driving momentum that propels all the chaos to follow. Featuring a Joe Henderson cover.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Charles Mingus - Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden

    A real bumper haul from the Charles Mingus vaults here. The widow of late drummer Roy Brooks had these concert tapes in her care for many years. Only now are they seeing the light of day. Recorded during a week-long residency at Detroit's Strata Concert Gallery in 1973, the five shows here are from a short period when Mingus had John Stubblefield in his band on sax duties. The resulting performances, broadcast at the time on WDET FM, see Mingus and his group bossing the joint night after night.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Dead Can Dance - Dionysus

    Neo-hippy and alternative stoner sweethearts Dead Can Dance are finally back with their first new album in six years. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to learn that Dionysus is about reaching a state of trance, about spiritual journeys, about combining musical folk traditions from all across the world.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Bill Ryder-Jones - Yawn

    Former The Coral bloke Bill Ryder-Jones drops his latest solo effort via Domino. Yawn is another record of furrowed-brow indie-rock from a man who always has a lot on his mind. The often-lengthy runtimes - most of the ten tracks here are over five-minutes - give Ryder-Jones the space for slow builds and thoughtful meditations on life. Musically the LP is frequently reminiscent of Elbow, Idlewild and Frightened Rabbit.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Majetic - Club Dread

    Justin Majetich has previously released on Winspear Records (The Lemon Twigs, The Pills) as CARE, but this LP sees him adopt a new moniker. The Majetic sound certainly alludes to club music on Club Dread, but these tracks are neither dancefloor fodder or the deconstructionism of someone like Ziur. Rather, what we have here are intersections of Perfume Genius/How To Dress Well-style queer pop and the freighted maximalism you sometimes find bolting out of the LuckyMe stable.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Kelly Moran - Ultraviolet

    Kelly Moran signs to Warp for her third LP of prepared piano compositions. Moran is a member of Oneohtrix Point Never’s live band, and there is certainly a shared aesthetic between OPN’s recent work and the digitalia of Ultraviolet. ‘Helix’, for instance, is a combination of Philip Glass-esque piano runs and hot, hissing MIDI fauna that would make Daniel Lopatin proud.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Alex Rigaud - Transformation

    Alex Rigaud mixes electronic music and jazz on his debut album, Transformation. The multi-instrumentalist, who hails from Paris, France, uses analogue synths and reed instruments such as sax and flute, which he often manipulates to create his original sound. Red and white coloured vinyl or CD on n5MD.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Richard Ashcroft - Alone With Everybody

    Richard Ashcroft, as you probably know, was the lead singer with The Verve. Alone With Everybody was his debut solo album, and moved Ashcroft even further away from The Verve’s early shoegazing sound. It was very popular with people who like this kind of thing upon its release in 2000. Chris Martin of Coldplay has apparently hailed Ashcroft as the greatest singer in the world. 180g vinyl repress on EMI.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Ian William Craig - Thresholder

    Ian William Craig is always very welcome round these parts, and Thresholder, the man’s first album in eighteen months, demonstrates why. Those tape machines of his are put to work in the construction of an eleven-track, forty-minute sound environment. Deep and gorgeous smeared ambience, on FatCat sub-label 130701.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Metallica - ...And Justice For All (Remastered)

    It seems that with the 4 albums from their second album, Ride The Lightning to their self-titled ‘black’ album, Metallica could do no wrong. ….And Justice For All was the third album in that run and was originally released in 1988. It has now been severely polished and repackaged in a number of enticing ways. Firstly we have the shelf-threatening Deluxe LP Box set which contains the original LP across 2 180g slabs of vinyl, 3 live LPs, 11 CDs and 4 DVDs, book, patches and tour laminate. If that’s just too much for you, there’s a two LP version, a 3CD version, a single CD version and a cassette all available separately.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Dan Mangan - More or Less

    With his new album, More Or Less, Canadian songsmith, Dan Mangan has made some more sparse and more direct than previous albums. He was inspired to take this path by listening to classic albums such as Pink Moon by Nick Drake and Astral Weeks by Van Morrison during the recording process. He also took less time over whole process in an attempt to capture the ultimate performance for the record. LP and CD on City Slang.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Liars - Titles With The Word Fountain

    Last remaining Liar Angus Andrew, who continues to compensate for solitude by cloning himself in every promo photo and video, returns with new album of definitely-not-TFCF-outtakes Titles from the Word Fountain. Packing seventeen not-leftover songs into the programme, from ‘Face in Ski Mask Bodies to the Wind’ and ‘Fantail Creeps’ to ‘Gawking at the Accident’, we at Norman can confirm 100% that a word fountain was involved.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Molly Nilsson - Twenty Twenty

    Eighth album from Molly Nilsson’ the hippest purveyor of urban melancholy via fond-memory synth-pop in quite some time. Twenty Twenty takes a look at the world as it currently, and channels those difficult feels through her keyboards and her distant-sounding vocals and lyrics. Released by Night School.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Architecture & Morality

    Good time to be an Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark fan: to celebrate forty years on from the group’s activities, some nice reissues have been put together. Architecture & Morality, from 1981, is one of their very greatest releases, making a huge impact on British synth-pop. Also, a great album from fans of the mellotron.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

    A good time to be an Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark fan: the group’s forty year anniversary is being celebrated with a series of reissues of their early albums. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1980, sporting that sharp Peter Saville sleeve artwork, and it’s early synth-pop sounds positively prophetic right now.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Organisation

    Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark celebrate their forty year anniversary with some reissues of their earliest material. Organisation is their second album, released in 1980, and it mixes their love for Kraftwerk (obliquely referenced in the album title) and Joy Division for some splendid moody grandeur. Reissue from Universal.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Dazzle Ships

    It's a great time to be an Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark fan: forty years on from the group’s formation, four of their classic albums are getting reissues. 1983’s Dazzle Ships is a particular winner, as it veered dramatically away from chart-popping synth-pop and into some real tasty experimental territory: musique concrete and shortwave radio samples and the like. Unpopular at the time, but recognised as an underrated gem since then.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Tokyo Police Club - TPC

    The end was nearly in sight for Tokyo Police Club, due to distance between members among other things. But then the main songwriter decided that these difficulties would not defeat him, and so he insisted on beginning the process that would become TPC. And they all enjoyed it after all, or at least so it sounds from the fun sound of the album. Released by Dine Alone.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Kevin Ayers - John Cale - Eno - Nico - June 1, 1974

    Some A&R guy at Island Records suggested that Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Eno and Nico, a real bunch of musical mavericks, get together for a gig in an attempt to promote Island as a rock label. All four artists had recently signed with the label and had released, or were about to release, their own albums. It happened, as the title suggests, on June 1, 1974. The album features some key performances from Cale, Eno and Nico on side one, whilst side two is entirely performed by Kevin Ayers. As an additional garnish to the already stellar cast, Mike Oldfield plays bass and Robert Wyatt plays drums. Limited edition reissue of 1000 copies on Island.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    David Allred - The Transition

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Thought Gang - Thought Gang

    So who are Thought Gang then? Well just David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti that's all. The duo have of course worked together for many years, most famously on the Twin Peaks soundtrack but here they move away slightly from the cool jazz and cinematic sounds of earlier collaborations towards more experimental textures with acid/free jazz textures and spoken word narratives. They've been working on this since 1992 so it's about time we all dipped in.  

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Georgia Anne Muldrow - Overload

    Georgia Anne Mudrow can count Erkyah Badu, Mos Def, and Blood Orange as fans. So the question you should be asking yourself is why aren't you? Overload is Mudrow's first album on Brainfeeder, which turns out to be the perfect home for her gently mutated funk and soul. Her commitment to restraint her makes her a vital foil to the maximalism the Brainfeeder stamp of approval usually means. 

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Bob Dylan - More Blood, More Tracks

    More Blood More Tracks by Bob Dylan is available as 2LP or CD versions which offer an interesting, diluted overview of different takes from his classic 1975 album Blood On The Tracks. It is also available as - Dylan nerds, listen up - a 6CD box set with numerous outtakes of each track including 8 takes of You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go, one after the other. I’d say the latter is for serious fans only, but there are plenty of you out there, so go for it!

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Rattle - Sequence

    It's hard to imagine a band that using just drums and vocals would be an effective entity but Rattle sort of works. They consist of two drummers,  Katharine Eira Brown and Theresa Wrigley, who weave a percussive spell adding dual vocals along the way. This follow up to their well received self titled debut explores this territory further by way of four long form tracks which gives the duo space to explore their sound further.  

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Peter Brötzmann / Heather Leigh - Sparrow Nights

    Lap steel guitar expert Heather Leigh, whose announcement of an upcoming “pop” album for Mego has caused some excitement, is still cranking out the avant-garde ones as well. Here’s another for trusty Viennese ear-troubler Trost with prolific producer of reedy rackets Peter Brötzmann. Leigh is on lap steel, Brötzmann on various clarinets and saxes. Their interactions sound like a highly enthusiastic dialogue in which each participant continually interrupts the other - but always in friendly agreement.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Jean-Pierre Boistel / Tony Kennybrew - Percussions Pour La Danse

    1980’s cross-continental team-up by a musician and a dance instructor, using the influence of a West African trip and the power of early computer technology to make this particular music. African instruments and rhythms, sampled and repeated (and also occasionally accompanied) by electronics. Percussions Pour La Danse is reissued here by Left Ear Records.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Hiss Golden Messenger - Devotion: Songs About Rivers and Spirits and Children

    North Carolina country/folk type collective Hiss Golden Messenger, led by MC Taylor, have been quietly going about their business for a decade now, releasing 9 albums in that time. It wasn’t until Merge got hold of them and released 2014’s Lateness Of Dancers that they were noticed outside of certain circles. Now, however, their albums grace the upper-echelons of critic’s end-of-year lists regularly. Devotion: Songs About Rivers And Spirits And Children takes us back to their early years with three albums: Bad Debt, Poor Moon and Haw. This box set will also include and exclusive rarities album, Virgin Fool. 4LP box set or 4CD box set, both of which are lavishly packaged.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Doug Paisley - Starter Home

    Doug Paisley’s fourth album, Starter Home, is his first since 2014’s Strange Feelings. Recorded in and around his native Toronto, the folk and country singer/songwriter used various friend’s home studios with many of them starring on the record too. The time lag between albums has only seen Paisley transform into an even better songwriter. LP and CD on No Quarter.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Orchestra Of Spheres - Mirror

    Orchestra Of Spheres hail from New Zealand and make a kind of funk-pop-rock-afro sound not too far removed from pioneers of such sounds Talking Heads. Mirror is their fourth album for Fire Records and sees them expanding on their sound with orchestral elements and tape experiments. They are pretty way out, and it seems that they are moving further in that direction too. Alexander Tucker of Grumbling Fur and Robert Scott of legendary NZ bands The Bats and The Clean are among their celebrity fans. LP and CD on Fire Records.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Malka Spigel - Rosh Ballata

    Malka Spigen! She was a member of Minimal Compact until they split up in 1988, but in 1993 she made something remarkable: the Rosh Ballata album. This is a set of music that is simultaneously happy-days nineties pop, experimental international trip-hop, and much more besides. Features contributions from Colin Newman and Anton Shammas. Reissued by Swim.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Causa Sui - Free Ride

    Free Ride by Causa Sui is a modern psych-rock classic that has been out of print for ten years out of the eleven that it’s been alive. It was the second album by the Danish outfit who feature Jonas Munk, who remastered this for reissue, among their ranks. The album rocks like a lorry full of bricks in a similar way to Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath, Mudhoney and Kyuss but also showcases the more contemplative side of psychedelia on the title track.  Double vinyl LP or CD with 20-minute live bonus track on El Paraiso Records.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Thurston Moore - Klangfarbenmelodie.. And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv

    Klangfarbenmelodie….And The Colourist Strikes Primitiv by Thurston Moore was originally released in the same year as his Psychic Hearts album. In the Sonic Youth timeline that’s in between Washing Machine and A Thousand Leaves. It’s also in a time before people read Kim Gordon’s Biography…..Anyway, what we have here is a reissue, on vinyl for the first time, of Thurston Moore's vicious noise-rock set recorded with free jazz drummer Tom Surgal. It was originally released by Corpus Hermeticum, a label owned by Bruce Russell from The Dead C. Russell edited the recording for this release and contributes new liner notes. Heavyweight white vinyl on Glass Modern.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Richard Devine - Sort\Lave

    Richard Devine returns after six years with his new album Sort/Lave. It sees the Atlanta, Georgia-based electronics whizz throwing up opposing textures using his custom built modular system. The pieces flit between sandpapery percussion and glorious ambience. The album was conceived and recorded over the last two years. Triple LP or CD on Timesig, a Venetian Snares imprint.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    William Basinski + Lawrence English - Selva Oscura

    William Basinski and Lawrence English are friends (one based in LA, the other somewhere in Australia) whose paths have crossed numerous times over the past 5 or 6 years, sometimes by chance and other times more deliberately. In those moments they began to make the embryonic basis of Selva Oscura. Within its grooves are two extended pieces of music representing constantly shifting and unspooling states of being. A gradual, eternal reveal, of coming into contact with the 'strange familiar'. Choose from Indies-only opaque grey vinyl, or regular black LP. On Temporary Residence.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Miserable - Loverboy / Dog Days

    Oakland, California artist Miserable (Kristina Esfandiari, also vocalist for King Woman) is back with a new album Loverboy / Dog Days, a combination of one reissued EP and one newun. The latter had to be rerecorded from scratch after a hard drive gave up the ghost. Good on Esfandiari for bouncing back, because now she has a tale of two EPs on one LP - first a bit of angstier rock, then some cheerier pop tunes.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    David Cronenberg’s Wife - The Octoberman Sequence

    David Cronenberg’s Wife return with their first new release in three years. The Octoberman Sequence is an EP of ramshackle, snarky indie rock from a band who are easy to warm to. DCW are mates with The Fat White Family, and cuts like ‘Rules’ and ‘The Dude Of Love’ demonstrate that some of FWF’s Country Teasers-aping cowpunk style has rubbed off on this lot. They’re good for a ballad too. Nice record.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Various - Ambient and Experimental Recordings from Australia & New Zealand 1980 - 1995

    Aussie label Bedroom Suck brings us Midday Moon, an excellent new double-LP comp of ambient and experimental musics out of Australia and New Zealand taken from the period of 1980 to 1995. The recordings have origins on various micro-labels, private pressings and the artists' own personal archives. Melbourne DJ / archivist Rowan 'Sanpo Disco' Mason has delved deep into a largely uncelebrated world of latter twentieth-century Aussie New Age and beyond. And we're glad he did. 

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Gregor - Silver Drop

    Aussie youngster, Gregor, likes to make an eccentric brand of pop music. On his debut, Silver Drop he takes his cues from Talking Heads, Durutti Column and Arthur Russell. The lyrics are emotionally charged with Gregor having decided to lay himself open rather than hide behind what he thought would have been ineffectual metaphors. LP on Chapter Music.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    The Blue Angel Lounge - The Blue Angel Lounge

    German soundscaping duo The Blue Angel Lounge take their name from the club that first showcased The Velvet Underground’s German contralto, Nico. Their self-titled debut was originally released in 2008, and whilst existing outside of the mainstream for the last ten years, this album has earned famous fans such as Interpol, Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, grabbing the odd support slot along the way.  Remastered blue vinyl LP or remastered CD on 8MM Musik/a Recordings.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Infinite Sound - Contemporary African-Amerikan Music

    Aguirre present a special 1975 suite of explorative free jazz by Roland P. Young’s Infinite Sound outfit. Contemporary African-Amerikan Music is a politically and spiritually conscious record, mixing jazz, avant-garde and African musical influences into a seriously rich and powerful sound. Remastered reissue with liner notes by Julian Cowley.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Black Artist Group - In Paris, Aries 1973

    1973 session by Black Artists Group, recorded in Paris. Though this would be filed under Free Jazz in most record stores, In Paris, Aries 1973 spends a lot of time exploring territory some distance from the sax blowouts you might expect from that genre. Lots of thoughtful activity, with a great deal of interesting percussion as well as yer trumpets and trombones. Valuable reissue, with liner notes by Julian Cowley.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Gary Mundy - Specialist Fabricator

    Gary Mundy formed the experimental band Ramleh in 1982. The band’s music has run the gamut from power electronics and industrial music to sounds more recognisable as rock in more recent years. He also ran the label Broken Flag and played guitar with Skullflower. In his captivating book, Specialist Fabricator, he takes us through what it takes to make his music, how operating on the outer edges of the music world makes him feel and how he feels having been through it and survived it all. Book, no LP or CD!

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Kev Brown - Delve Into Classical Moog

    “This is a journey into sound” I think that’s what Washington DC hip-hop artist and producer Kev Brown of the Low Budget Crew is trying to achieve with his latest experimental work, Delve Into Classical Moog. The Moog has been used in many genres since its invention in the mid-’60s and artists are still finding new ways to manipulate the electronic beast, as Kev Brown proves here. LP on Redefinition Records.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    PAINT - PAINT

    Paint is the solo project from Allah-las guitarist and singer Pedrum Siadatian. He started to record some of his weirder ideas on a four-track back in 2016 around the time of Allah-las third album, Calico Review. Taking inspiration from Kevin Ayers, Julian Cope, Syd Barrett, R. Stevie Moore and Lou Reed, his ideas have grown into a perfectly imperfect eponymous debut album. LP and CD on Mexican Summer.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Christopher Lennertz - Lost In Space

    ‘60s classic sci-fi show, Lost In Space has been remade for Netflix. With Season 2 already commissioned it’s time to bang out a vinyl version of the score by Christopher Lennertz whose works also include Agent Carter and Medal Of Honour. Double coloured vinyl LP with inserts on Lakeshore.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    audiobooks - Dance Your Life Away (Andrew Weatherall Remix / David Wrench Extended Mix)

    audiobooks (no capitalization you idiot!) are one of those cross generational bands featuring a really old guy and a really young girl and have already getting the people at the Quietus rather excited indeed. Heavenly obviously have high hopes as they've commissioned Andrew Weatherall to sort out one of their tracks. Over on the flip beatmaker David Wrench extends his mix. It's kind of somewhere between Bow Wow Wow and Goldfrapp  - i.e pretty unbearable.  

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  • 2nd November 2018

    DJ Joe Lewis - Love of My Own EP

    As the name suggests, Dutch label Clone Classic Cuts specialise in re-pressing ancient gems - specifically golden oldies from the early days of house, techno and electro. To a roster that includes editions of material by Dopplereffekt and Fingers Inc. we can now add Joe R. Lewis’ 1987 EP Love Of My Own. Originally issued on Booton Records, Love Of My Own became known as ‘The Pink Target Record’ on account of its distinctive centre artwork. The three tracks within combine dinky melodies and chirpy basslines with some classic Chicago jacks.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Israel Nash Gripka - Live In Holland - Barn Doors Concrete Floors Tour

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Novo Amor & Ed Tullett - Heiress

    Heiress is the culmination of over three years of writing, recording, rerecording and tinkering on the part of electro indie-folk producer Ed Tullett and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ali Meredith-Lacey aka Novo Amor. Bursting with choruses of heartfelt crooning and very meaningful lyrics (“In your outdoors, lay your throne and your wreath in your hung jaw, were you caught on your feet?”), it’s a solid work of millennial romance.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Andrew Cyrille, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Frisell - Lebroba

    The trio of Wadada Leo Smith, Andrew Cyrille and Bill Frisell have laid out this sublime set for the ECM label, and if you like music that grounds itself in jazz, blues, West African music and carefully-felt free playing, you’ll enjoy this first-time combination. Drums, trumpet, guitar, and three great musicians playing together: that’s Lebroba.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Marijuana Deathsquads - Tuff Guy Electronics

    Marijuana deathsquads - who needs ‘em? Actual marijuana deathsquads that is, not the Minneapolis collective. They certainly are needed, and it’s been a while. They last surfaced in 2013 with Oh My Sexy Lord for Totally Gross National Product / Memphis Industries. New album Tuff Guy Electronics is rather a swaggering trip through a sort of groovy, hazed, post-industrial psych-pop boisterousness.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Mad Professor - Ariwa 2018 Riddim Series

    A collection of riddims from the Mad Professor here. Ariwa 2018 Riddim Series finds the prof cobble together a band of Black Steel, Lloyd Parks and Horseman to turn out a set of tuff digi-dubs. The mix is nice and clean and there’s not too much delay floating about, meaning that any budding singers and deejays have plenty of room to work with should they wish to add any vocals. If you’re more of the listening type then this is still a tidy array of dubs.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Heaters - Suspended Youth

    An album a year? No problem. Consider it done. Here’s Grand Rapids, Michigan psych/garage quartet Heaters, now on their fourth LP since 2015. Still, a lot happens in four years and the lyrics throughout newun Suspended Youth seem to reflect an increasing awareness of the passage of time. Sorry to report, band of twentysomethings, but it only gets worse!

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Deerhoof - Deerhoof Plays Music Of The Shining

    Where did this come from, then? An unexpected if not unprecedented (cf. Xiu Xiu doing Twin Peaks and so on) new two-tracker from indie rock jugglers Deerhoof in which they rather encroach upon Leyland Kirby’s haunted aesthetic playground. Naturally, they do it in their own awkward and endearing style.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Kid Cudi & Kanye West - Kids See Ghosts

    Here it is at last after some delays, the short & very sweet  collaboration between artist, rapper and actor Kid Cudi and Ye, the artist and perplexing bosom buddy of Trump formerly known as Kanye West - it’s Kids See Ghosts (directed by M. Night Shyamalan). Strongly melodic hip-hop ensues. Pusha T, Louis Prima, Ty Dollar Sign and Yasiin Bey guest.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Moonface - This One's For The Dancer & This One's For The Dancer's Bouquet

    Wolf Parade’s and Sunset Rubdown’s Spencer Krug makes provisions for his comeback tour in ten years by calling it quits with final album This One's for the Dancer & This One's for the Dancer's Bouquet. It’s under his more leftfield Moonface moniker, pitting his sumptuous voice against oddball indie rock, replete with many instruments, textures and a fair few lyrics from the point of view of the Greek mythological Minotaur. About time somebody told his story.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Kurt Wagner & Gregor Schwellenbach - Flotus Movements

    Flotus Movements features two reworked songs from Lambchop’s album, Flotus. Lambchop’s main man, Kurt Wagner performed the tracks at the Week-end festival in Cologne in 2016 with local musicians. Here, both tracks are collaborations with electronic musician, Gregor Schwellenbach. 7" single on Galerie.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Peverelist - Bluez (Classic mix) / Und_92

    Man like Peverelist takes us on a trip down memory lane. Back in the late ‘00s the Bristolian boss was still making stuff that was recognisable as dubstep. ‘Bluez’, a tune that appeared on his 2009 debut LP Jarvik Mindstate, is a sick cosmic 140-bpm jam. This Punch Drunk reissue also features ‘Und_92’, a 2008 track exhumed from the vaults for this drop. Heard with modern ears the seeds of the bassweight techno style Peverelist would go on to popularise with his Livity Sound label are definitely kicking about here.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Kolsch - Speicher 106

    2017 was pretty busy for Kölsch. The Danish producer released his third full-length record (1989, via Kompakt), dropped a couple of EPs and did a DJ set from high up the Eiffel Tower. It’s no surprise that he’s eased up a bit in 2018, but the one born Rune Reilly Kølsch has still managed to get a new record out before the end of the year. Both cuts on Speicher 106 are the sort of widescreen tech-house on which Kölsch has built his empire.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Goshen Electric Co. - The Gray Tower / Ring The Bell

    Tim Showalter, AKA Strand Of Oaks is a huge fan of Jason Molina and his band Magnolia Electric Co. With Jason Molina sadly having passed away, the band were no more. However, Tim Showalter got the chance to front the band, assembled as Goshen Electric Co. for a morning in the recording studio which resulted in new versions of two songs from the band’s back catalogue: The Grey Tower and Ring The Bell. 7” on Secretly Canadian.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    48 Chairs - 70% Paranoid

    Described as one of Manchester's best kept secrets, this was an album of the bringing together of free jazz honker Lol Coxhill and synth wannabees Gerry and the Holograms.  Originally made in 1981,  the album bridges electronic jazz and punk jazz with vocals supplied by punk one-timer Fran Kershner. A collision course of DIY and out there jazz that stands the test of time.  

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Corduroy - Dad Man Cat

    It could be argued that Corduroy were the finest exponents of tongue-in-cheek cinematic funk in the ‘90s. It could also be argued that that they were the only ones doing such a thing. Dad Man Cat was their debut album, originally released in 1992 on Acid Jazz. The album is mainly instrumental and could soundtrack a world where someone like Steve McQueen walks around a city in a roll-neck jumper looking cool. Red vinyl LP on Acid Jazz

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Corduroy - High Havoc

    High Havoc was the second album by cheesy-on-purpose London funksters, Corduroy. It was originally released in 1993. Here, they added brass to their sound thus expanding on their initial ‘cool movie soundtrack’ blueprint. Influences such as Curtis Mayfield show in their music. Reissue gold vinyl LP on Acid Jazz.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Corduroy - Out Of Here

    Corduroy’s third album, Out Of Here, saw the band moving away from their ‘70s movie soundtrack style to a more song-orientated jazz-funk sound - a bit like a less annoying Jamiroquai. Elements of what is now known as Yacht Rock were beginning to poke through too - listen to Practice What You Preach. It was originally released in 1994 and features a well funky cover of Motorhead’s eponymous song. Reissue blue vinyl LP on Acid Jazz.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    JD McPherson - SOCKS

    JD McPherson SUCKS. No, I mean SOCKS! Apologies! On the contrary, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma songer-singwriter JD McPherson’s new and fourth album does many things, but drawing in with suction isn’t to be counted among them. For a start SOCKS is a Christmas album and, arriving with the punctuality of supermarket tree decorations, comes brimming with cheery, wry humour (cf. ‘Ugly Sweater Blues’).

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Sugar Minott - Sugar Minott at Studio One

    Reissue of Soul Jazz’s 2005 Sugar Minott compilation here. Minott’s name alone should be enough to get you going if you have even a passing interest in Jamaican music, but for the cheap seats - the late Minott is a legend of reggae who, among the many other things he achieved in a career that spanned over four decades, was a key player in the early years of both the dancehall and Lovers Rock styles. Sugar Minott At Studio One collates some of the fine tunes he cut for Studio One Records back in the 1970s.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Indifferent Dance Centre - Flight & Pursuit

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Various - Captured Tracks CT10: Volume 1

    Captured Tracks have done a decent job of shaping the world in their own image over the past decade. Since launching in 2008 the Brooklyn label has tended to blow the winds of change in American indie rock by promoting artists such as Wild Nothing, Mac Demarco and DIIV. Those three and more appear on CT10: Volume 1, a cut-price sampler intended to hoover up any stray music lovers who’ve remained immune to the CT charm thus far.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Various - Captured Tracks CT10: Volume 2

    A decade of Captured Tracks, eh. What kind of world would we be living in if the Brooklyn label hadn’t risen to the top of the indie-rock pile since launching back in 2008? Would Mac Demarco still be eating his own shoes, cartoon-hobo style, in a Tribeca loft rather than cooing politely for huge crowds of dope-fugged Millennials? Would Meredith Graves be sewing up dresses rather than flying high at Kickstarter? Would we have had to deal with DIIV? Who knows. What we do know is that the second volume of their 10th-anniversary sampler CT10 is very reasonably priced.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Algebra Mothers - A-Moms = Algebra Mothers

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Jon Porras - Voices Of The Air

    John Porras, of Barn Owl fame, was inspired by Gita Sarabhai and John Chowning’s writings on frequency modulation synthesis to make Voices Of The Air. Here he replaces his guitar with a Yamaha DX7 synthesiser, in order to explore more possibilities in the areas of focused minimal sound. Deep material, out on Ba Da Bing!

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  • 2nd November 2018

    OCS - Live In San Francisco

    OCS. Oh Sees. Thee Oh Sees. All the same thing. This is OCS Live In San Francisco. This was originally released as a very limited 4LP set. Now we have a 2LP version which will be much easier to get your hands on. It is released via Rock Is Hell, a label which released some early stuff by Thee Oh Sees. 2LP on Rock Is Hell limited to 1700 copies.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Soft Hearted Scientists - Wandermoon

    “Life is stranger than a dragonfly”, muses Nathan Hall of Cardiff’s Soft Hearted Scientists on this rather charming album of so-called ‘kitchen sink psychedelia’. Dragonflies are bloody weird though, aren’t they. Final answer, Nathan? Channeling the twee irreverence of Syd Barrett & co. a bit, this music sounds absolutely out of place in this day and age - possibly a great strength.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Bendik Giske - Adjust

    Oslo artist Bendik Giske here articulates the music, narratives and musical narratives of club culture using little more than a saxophone. If it sounds a bit strange it’s because it is, but Giske’s highly focused and expressive project is also very compelling and gorgeous. Comes armed with remixes and reinterpretations by the motley crew of Total Freedom, Lotic, Deathprod and Rezzett.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Chromatics - Nite

    'Nite' surfaced ten years ago to too few pairs of ears, so is very much welcome back on a new CD and LP release. This mini album takes cues from Miss Kittin's electro-pop workouts but treads far into contemporary disco and Italo, never letting go of the sultriness that gives it its dark, irresistible character.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Chromatics - Lady

    12” EP featuring three versions of Lady, originally from The Chromatics LP Kill For Love. Most interestingly among them is Lady (On Film) a previously unreleased version of the song which contains a third verse. In addition to these, there are two versions of Looking For Love including a huge 15 minute disco version. Pink champagne coloured vinyl on Italians Do It Better.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    In Mirrors - Escape From Berlin

    The press release for Escape From Berlin, a new record that is something or other to do with Johnny Jewel and his friend Jesse Taylor, asks us to imagine ‘Phillip Glass [sic] playing chess with William Burroughs while Klaus Schulze slaves over a droning synthesizer in the corner.’ No thanks. At least the Schulze thing is accurate. In Mirrors will satisfy those who still haven’t had enough of John Carpenter’s music despite seemingly every third record released in 2018 being something to do with the Halloween franchise.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Farah - The Only Ones

    Endearing electronic musician Farah makes disco music that is simultaneously playful and somber, meticulously crafted, yet informal and arty. On The Only Ones, she delves into her Persian heritage whilst keeping themes fairly enigmatic. Produced and mixed by Johnny Jewel of The Chromatics. 180g Pink Champagne coloured vinyl on Italians Do It Better.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Reto A Ichi (aka Prefuse 73) - The Lapse Of The Exchange / Alone Moving Often

    Who is this new kid on the block? Guess again! It’s none other than Mr. Prefuse 73 himself, Guillermo Herren. Can’t refuse the Prefuse. Here we have a double-album narrative that begins in Manhattan’s Chinatown and is driven by the foulness of city life out into the peaceful sticks. Lots of intricate, Prefuse-esque melodies and sample-slicery to enjoy.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Eliza and the Bear - Group Therapy

    A few years ago Eliza and the Bear seemed destined to be the next big thing. Things didn’t take off as their major label would have like so they were unceremoniously dropped. Their new album Group Therapy, was written during this upheaval and has served as the title suggests it would. Making it and writing about anxiety and depression has been a valuable cathartic exercise for them. LP and CD on Be-Known.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Surfbort - Friendship Music

    Surfbort are a Brooklyn band who take their influences from ‘80s US punk bands. This is in-your-face rock ‘n’ roll that is delivered with love. Friendship Music has been released through a joint venture between Fat Possum and Cult Records, the label owned by Julian Casablancas. Available on LP or CD.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Akiko Yano - Tadaima

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Jamie Lenman - Live at St Pancras

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You

    I swear this already got reissued and I wrote a bunch of words about it but whatever. This is an absolute classic of noise rock and it's from the architects of the genre, Unwound. After years spent hacking away on harsher arrangements and disquieting volumes, Unwound realised no one cared about their racket and started writing quieter, more sinewy material in which frontman Justin Trosper mumbled nihilist missives. One of the tracks on this one is called "Who Cares" and that about sums it up, except for that Leaves Turn Inside You is now considered an absolute classic and beloved all over. This is the missing link between The Dead C and Godspeed You! Black Emperor

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Marianne Faithfull - Negative Capability

    Negative Capability is the 23rd album Marianne Faithfull in a recording career that spans 54 years. This time she has hooked up with a stellar cast of real cool dudes to express her feelings on loneliness, love and loss. Warren Ellis, Nick Cave, Rob Ellis, Ed Harcourt and Mark Lanegan all make appearances with Warren Ellis and Rob Ellis also turning their hand to production duties. Available on LP and CD in 4 different guises.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    $uicideboy$ - I Want To Die In New Orleans

    It’s $uicideboy$, a ferocious rap duo from 7th Ward, New Orleans whose name refers to their agreement to end it all if they didn’t make it in the biz by age thirty. They’ve certainly put the hours in trying to make this happen, for though a debut album this may be, it is also their forty-third release overall. Dark and intense stuff, boy$.

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Night Force & The Tom Cats - Dance

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  • 2nd November 2018

    Hellfish & Bryan Fury - Baby Eaters

    Who are these babies and what are they eating? It’s double trouble with Hellfish and Brian Fury, here showing us the importance of hyphens on their new single Baby Eaters. It’s a vibrant trip through some truly shocking, provocative hardcore techno - pummeling, crushed beats and grisly samples. Really radical stuff.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    David Shire - The Conversation (Original Movie Soundtrack)

    David Shire’s score to The Conversation has never been released in full on vinyl before. The film itself, released in 1974, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman, is a masterful study of audio surveillance. A film with such a theme requires a well considered score, and that’s what we have. The score is notable for its minimalism which suits the tense but minimal action, very much going against the fashion at the time for overblown orchestral scores. LP on Trunk.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Alfie Templeman - Like An Animal EP

    At the tender age of 15, it could be said that multi-instrumentalist Alfie Templeman is making music beyond his years. With drum samples and wibbly-wobbly chorused guitar he comes across as a more pop, less weird version of Mac Demarco. Like An Animal is his debut EP. 10” purple vinyl EP on Chess Club.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    Spectral Empire - Iron Muscle

    Iron Muscle by Spectral Empire comes across like a lost soundtrack to a dystopian sci-fi movie from the ‘80s. Dark, spooky synths interlaced with demonic electronic stabs and dramatic, tension-building beats. The duo are made up of George Thompson from Black Merlin and Kyle Martin from Vactrol Park. 180g vinyl 12” EP on Malka Tuti.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    HMS Morris - Inspirational Talks

    HMS Morris are a Welsh band who blend the avant-garde with catchy melodies quite seamlessly. They take their influences from Syd Barrett along with trailblazing Welsh musical heroes, Gruff Rhys, Cate Le Bon and Gwenno. Inspirational Talks is their second album. Available on limited edition vinyl and CD on Bubblewrap.

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 2nd November 2018

    My Name Is Ian - The Point Of No Return

    We have an Ian here in the office and on occasion he is heard saying 'My Name Is Ian' but he has nothing to do with these alt/garage mavericks who also say their name is Ian. They veer across disco, punk, lo-fi and garage rock which, weirdly, our Ian does as well sometimes. Comes on what is described as a lucky dip mash of coloured vinyl.   

    Due in: only 15 sleeps to go
  • 6th November 2018

    Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas - Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas

    Prins Thomas has been keeping busy hasn’t he. After a solo full-length, a collaborative LP with Bjorn Torske, some remixes and a bunch of EPs back in 2017, he’s now readying a new album alongside Norwegian jazz pianist Bugge Wesseltoft. The five lengthy tracks here meet somewhere in-between Wesseltoft’s downtempo lounge-hop and the spacey disco we usually associate with Thomas. It’s a very pleasant affair. Out, of course, on Smalltown Supersound.

    Due in: only 19 sleeps to go
  • 8th November 2018

    Federico Durand - Pequeñas Melodías

    Argentina’s Frederico Durand (12k, Home Normal, Spekk, White Paddy Mountain) offers up a suite of heartwarming, lo-fi somnolambient melodies and sound design, accompanied by the photography of Albarrán Cabrera, for IIKKI. Plenty of hiss, grainy warmth and trickling sample delays courtesy of eurorack lovelies Phonogene and Clouds. Mastered by a master of such things, 12k’s Taylor Deupree.

    Due in: only 21 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Detroit Cobras - Baby

    The Detroit Cobras came from the same Detroit-based garage rock revival that brought us The White Stripes. Unlike The White Stripes, however, The Detroit Cobras were a covers band. It was their mission to transform obscure '60s garage and R&B cuts into rip-roaring garage tunes for the modern age. Baby was their third album and was originally released in 2005. Repress LP on Rough Trade.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Stereolab - Peng!

    Peng! Was the debut album by Stereolab. It was originally released in 1992. It featured all the hallmarks of their sound which was driven by rhythm guitar, vintage keyboards, a motorik beat an Laetitia Sadier’s part-Nico-part-ethereal vocals. They were influenced as much by the sunshine pop of The Free Design as the were the experimental rock of Can. This is good place to start with the ‘lab, as well as being a cracker, you can see how their sound progresses from here, album by album.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Detroit Cobras - Tried & True

    The Detroit Cobras aimed to revive garage rock. As their name would suggest, they came from Detroit, the same Detroit scene as The White Stripes, although it could be said The Detroit Cobras were the trailblazers, as their first album was released a full year before The White Stripes self-titled debut. Tried And True, their fourth album, was released in 2007 and, true to form, contains a bunch of blues, rock and R&B tracks revamped and re-amped for the noughties...and beyond. Repress LP on Rough Trade.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Felice Brothers - The Felice Brothers

    The Felice Brothers debut album was originally released in 2008. The band, who call New York’s Catskill Mountains home, took their inspiration from The Band - seemingly just as much from their unkempt, ragged look on the cover of their self-titled second album as they did from the music. For those that enjoy their alt. country/Americana, this is a high-point of the genre. 10th anniversary reissue 180g LP with bonus 7” or CD with bonus tracks.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Desire - II

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Stereolab - The Groop Played Space Age Batchelor Pad Music

    Stereolab followed their 1992 debut album, Peng!, with The Groop Played Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, a mini album in 1993. The title strangely seems to give a name to the music Stereolab played. Their influences came from far and wide, but were always cool and occasionally a little bit obscure - Os Mutantes, Esquivel, Neu! Francoise Hardy, Velvet Underground. Clear vinyl reissue on Too Pure.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Colin Potter - Rank Sonata

    Colin Potter has been orbiting the centre of the UK underground music scene(s) for his whole career, as a member of Nurse With Wound and Current 93 and through a stack of other collaborations. Rank Sonata is a fully solo work however, and finds Potter wandering his electronics down dreamy ambient pathways. On Hallow Ground.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Chromatics - Shadow

    Re-press of Chromatics 2015 single Shadow. The track should appeal to anyone who enjoys Chromatics’ 80’s-synth-pop-remembered-through-a-nostalgic-haze sound. And if you do like Shadow, this is the release for you: it contains five different versions, plus extra track ‘White Light’. 

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Beths - Future Me Hates Me

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

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Book Of AM - Part V: Night

    The Book Of AM is a project begun in 1977 with esoteric philosophical intentions, and featuring words and sounds from around the world and across hundreds of years. Part V, representing Night, for some reason was not completed and never appeared with the rest of the collection, but this crack team, using overdubs and additional composition as well as mixing and mastering techniques, now present the completed final part! LP on Wah Wah.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    OHHMS - Exist

    OOHMS are here with their second album which should be a right favourite in our office.  They make heavy heavy prog with nods way back to the '70s likes of Pink Floyd and the Soft Machine and the more bang up to date the Mars Volta. Tin hat time for those too fainthearted for wiggly, wibbly progressive rock. 

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Liela Moss - My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth

    It’s been a busy couple of years for Liela Moss. After releasing two records in as many years with main group The Duke Spirit, Moss keeps her foot on the gas by dropping her debut solo LP. My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth is an LP of stirring, folkish and vaguely psychedelic songcraft that will appeal to fans of Jane Weaver and Melody’s Echo Chamber.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Mick Harvey and Christopher Richard Barker - The Fall and Rise of Edgar Bourchier and the Horrors of War

    Guitarist and long time Bad Seed (of Nick Cave-related renown) Mick Harvey teams up with lyricist Christopher Richard Barker to create The Fall and Rise of Edgar Bourchier and the Horrors of War. First single sounds like a fuzzy, distorted and almost punky affair with cheery vocals chanting sinister lyrics. And why not?

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Boygenius - Boygenius EP

    Matador hosts the debut EP by feels-core radio rock supergroup trio Boygenius, consisting of songwriters Julien Baker (also of Forrister and The Star Killers), Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus. All three musicians hot-swap confessional lead songwriting and vocal duties throughout, lending some varied perspectives and style.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    J Mascis - Elastic Days

    J Mascis writes a new album, a new album writes J Mascis. Elastic Days is his third solo studio LP away from the daily grind of being in Dinosaur Jr. As with previous albums Several Shades Of Why and Tied To A Star, this one finds The World's Slacker Dad focussing on the acoustic side of life. There’s a bit of a Woods vibe to numbers like ‘See You At The Movies’.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Muse - Simulation Theory

    When rock band Muse properly jumped the shark is probably very much up for debate, but I’d say that the Simulation Theory cover firmly settles the question in terms of their artwork. Looks like fan art. Anyway, this eighth studio album of theirs is full of colossal space-rock-pop, the kind of thing that these fellas really excel at. Big and dramatic and fun.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Shake - 5% Solution

    Prayers have been answered! This sought after 4-track EP is a secret weapon, high on many a Detroit techno fiend's wants list. Originally released on Juan Atkins hallowed Metroplex imprint back in 1993 -- the same year Anthony "Shake" Shakir released his debut under the Shake handle on Kevin Saunderson's KMS sister label Trance Fusion. Shake has a unique, raw and quirky approach to techno which has always given his tracks a distinctive character and super funky sound. He's a real demon on his drum machines - you'll hear why he can count the likes of Autechre among his legion of fans. Shake is arguably Detroit techno's best kept secret - this record still sounds fresh twenty fives years after it was created.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Octopus Syng - Victorian Wonders

    The members of Finnish group Octopus Syng may be nearing middle age now, but their advancing years haven’t caused them to lose too much of their enthusiasm for the childlike wonders of psychedelic rock. Latest LP Victorian Wonders is another exercise in primal psychotherapy from Jaire Pätäri et al. The sweet, simple lilts of numbers such as ‘Sunday’s Jackdaws’ and ‘One Day At The Amusement Park’ recall Syd Barrett.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Planningtorock - Powerhouse

    Planningtorock are planningtorelease a new LP for the first time since 2014. Powerhouse finds the Berlin-based artist back on DFA Records and turning in ten pieces of stormy queer-pop. Single ‘Transome’ is a winning combination of How To Dress Well-style r&b and dinky dancehall synths. One of the tracks was co-produced by Planningtorock’s close friend Olof Dreijer (The Knife).

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Various - Confessin' The Blues - Compiled by The Rolling Stones

    As everyone knows by now, all the best music was made between 50 and 100 years ago and humankind’s sonic capabilities have been in steady decline ever since. There’s no point even trying out anything that anyone under the age of 40 has either made or listened to, because it’s guaranteed to be garbage. Entitled little runts don’t deserve your money anyway - they’ve got more than enough, what with their iPhones and Instagrams and immobilising terror at every variant future being offered to them by a neoliberal patriachy grown fat on its own avarice.

    Just stick to the good stuff - for instance, this collection of ye olde blues ditties compiled by the Rolling Bastard Stones. Confessin’ The Blues features around three-dozen songs, not a single one of which is by a woman.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Sufjan Stevens - Songs For Christmas

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Michele Mercure - Beside Herself

    RVNGIntl. offshoot Freedom To Spend (Ursula K. Le Guin, Dragging An Ox Through Water) collect some of Michel Mercure’s early minimal synth and experimental electronics compositions. All of the tunes that make up Beside Herself were initially issued on cassettes self-released by Mercure between 1983 and 1990. These lo-fi ditties will appeal to fans of Pauline Anna Storm and The Nightcrawlers.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Stephen Steinbrink - Utopia Teased

    And I thought Stephen Steinbrink was such a nice clean living young man. Well understandably perhaps, after the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland he went a bit off the rails... eating LSD daily, refusing to sleep and locking himself in his studio. The results are contained within Utopia Teased, an album which eschews the clear lines of previous albums for a rougher production which mirrors the dark days Steinbrink was having whilst making the record.  

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Various - JD Twitch presents Kreaturen der Nacht

    JD Twitch of Optimo has been hard at work in the vinyl mines of early eighties Germany, and he’s come up trumps with this collection of rare favourites! Kreaturen der Nacht is a showcase of DIY post-punk music from bands like Leben Und Arbeiten and Welktklang, in some cases in the form of tracks never previously reissued. Presented in remastered form with lots of artist info, interviews and photos. On Strut.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Peter Broderick - Two Balloons

    Post-rock indie-ambienteer Peter Broderick’s original soundtrack to Mark E. Smith’s - no, sorry, it’s Mark C. Smith’s animated short Two Balloons, which follows the aeronautical adventures of two lemurs. The music, which was partly recorded using wire recorders and AM consoles, has won ‘Best Original Film Score’ at Amsterdam’s New Renaissance Film Festival. Since Broderick’s favourite film is Madagascar, you'll find a rippin’ techno rework of the score’s main motifs on the flipside.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Fleet Foxes - First Collection 2006 – 2009

    Fleet Foxes are having a little party, and to help them celebrate the 10th anniversary of their critically acclaimed eponymous debut album they are releasing a tasty box set: First Collection 2006-2009. It will include a 12” vinyl LP of their first album plus two 10” vinyl EPs - Sun Giant EP and Fleet Foxes EP the latter having only ever been available as a CD-R. A fourth record will contain eight b-sides and rarities. There will also be a 32-page book and some other bits and bobs. Also available on CD, but in CD size. It’s a limited edition release so get your skates on Fleet Foxes fans! Box Set on Nonesuch.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Charles Bradley - Black Velvet

    Despite the sad passing of both Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, the music of Daptone lingers on and here we get a posthumous collection of recordings by soul man Charles Bradley. It is a celebration of his entire career but is now shallow 'best of' delving into unknown corners of his back catalogue and containing unheard recordings made at sessions for all three of his studio albums. Lovingly compiled, there's a big box set too with bonus 12" and assorted ephemera. 

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)

    The Beatles. Now there's a thing.  The White Album (initially known as just the Beatles) was the blueprint of what became known as 'the classic over indulgent double album that would have made a great single LP'. It was released 50 years ago today and still much of it sounds like Guided By Voices 'August By Cake'. This super duper re-issue isn't just a rehash of the original thing with posh packaging  - it contains the Esher demos  - a 27 track 'unplugged' demo that has only been heard by the most in the know the Beatles fans.   

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Dr. John - Gris Gris (Original MONO Mix)

    Gris Gris was the debut album by Dr. John, originally released in 1968. A mystical swamp-thing of a record, Dr. John mixes blues, psychedelia and proto-funk. It is arguably his finest work. Contains his masterpiece I Walk On Gilded Splinters. Reissue of the original mono mix, sourced from the master tapes on Jackpot.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Lowtide - Southern Mind Remixed

    Get another perspective on that Lowtide album you liked so much with Southern Mind Remixed, which hands over the stems from Southern Mind for others to play around with. We’ve got versions by Ulrich Schnauss, Sanae Yamada from Moon Duo under her Vive La Void alias, and Black Cab, among others. Particularly interesting to hear the more electronically-inclined artists get stuck into this material… 12” EP on Opposite Number.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Matthias Puech - Alpestres

    Matthias Puech is a builder of modular synths, and also a user of those synths, in this case creating an abstract electronic soundscape that also evokes in some way an Alpine hike. Alpestres actually has a lot of sonic focus and narrative drive for a modular synth record, with evocative titles in various European languages to help the listener off on their sonic trip up the mountain.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    MKWAJU ensemble - MKWAJU

    Over the past couple of years the We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want label have formed a strong bond with Japanese composer Midori Takada. As well as giving new life to Takada’s Through The Looking Glass and Lunar Cruise LPs the label has also taken a shine to the work of Takada’s Mkwaju Ensemble group. After reissuing the band's 1981 record KI-Motion back in June WRWTFWW have now come through with a new edition of MKWAJU (also 1981). The record sees the group collaborating with a young Joe Hisaishi, an artist you may well know from his work scoring several of the Studio Ghibli films. This music is a busy, rhythmically-driven offshoot of Takada’s vibrant post-minimalist xylophone explorations. Well worth a listen.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Filmico - In The Senses

    Filmico’s In The Senses sees producer/composer Fernando Pulichino attempting to recreate the movie score sounds of artists like Angelo Badalamenti, John Carpenter and Johnny Jewel. With his penchant for drum machine beats, evocative synthesiser chord progressions, lashings of reverb and general noir-ish atmospherics, he doth indeed succeed.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Wave Pictures - Look Inside Your Heart

    They promised you a second album in one year and here it is. Wymsbold-via-London trio The Wave Pictures return with Look Inside Your Heart, with cover artist Nina Garthwaite swapping out the last album’s lion for a delightful scarlet ibis. Recorded straight to reel-to-reel while rather merry, the US-tinged, narrative indie rock & roll songs are full of kindness, joy and contempt for computers.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Darren Hayman - Thankful Villages Vol. 3

    Since 2016, Darren Hayman has been conducting an investigation into the the nuances of rural life in Britain. He took as his starting point the island's Thankful Villages, those to whom all their soldiers returned from the First World War alive. He visited each in turn, creating in response to them. Volume 3 marks the end of Hayman's study, one whose pastoral folk guitar capture the essence of its subject.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Shit & Shine - Bad Vibes

    Craig Clouse is a slippery character. His time releasing records as Shit And Shine has been characterised by abrupt sonic left-turns and about-faces. The latest LP from the project finds Clouse returning, at least somewhat, to the project’s roots. That is to say that Bad Vibes is a collection of leftfield acid takes shot through with a mischievous punk energy. Lots of fun to be had with this one.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    J Fernandez - Occasional Din

    Joyful Noise Recordings (Chad VanGaalen, Swamp Dogg) drop an LP of pleasant jangle-fuzz from Chicago singer-songwriter J Fernandez. Occasional Din is an apt title for this record. From time to time things get loud, but as a general rule Fernandez is happy to allow his airy ditties to pootle along in a manner reminiscent of Mac Demarco and Ultimate Painting.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Rays - You Can Get There From Here

    Hailing from Oakland, California, Rays have diluted their sonic power, but not their quality, a little by borrowing from the UK ‘80s DIY scene. Influences such as Television Personalities, Cleaners From Venus and Dolly Mixture have shaped the band’s second album, You Can’t Get There From Here. LP or CD on Trouble In Mind.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Public Memory - Demolition

    The sophomore LP from Public Memory arrives courtesy of Felte (Soviet Soviet, Autobahn). Demolition is a brooding and abrasive listen that recalls that period in the '90s when hip-hop started morphing into all sorts of strange new styles. Trip-hop, Krautrock and the paranoid plunderphonics of early DJ Shadow all exert a strong influence on these eight tunes.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Throw Down Bones - Two

    When you get a Fuzz Club release in you usually expect it contain a dose of long-haired psych-rock freakiness. So it’s quite a surprise when, instead of that, you find yourself dealing with the screeching industrialism of Throw Down Bones. Two is the sort of thing you more readily associate with a label like Posh Isolation, so kudos to the Fuzz Club gang for taking a punt on this one. It’s good, too. Fuck Buttons fans should pay attention.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Hollie Cook - Sweet Like Chocolate

    Hollie Cook follows her third LP, Vessel Of Love with a cover of ‘90s garage classic, Sweet Like Chocolate. The track which was originally recorded by Shanks & Bigfoot lends itself to Cook’s romantic reggae stylings. It came about when her bass player started playing the song backstage after a gig. 7” single on Merge, b/w Dub Like Chocolate.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Death From Above 1979 - Heads Up

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Sea Pinks - Rockpool Blue

    Rockpool Blue is the seventh album from Belfast’s guitar poppers, Sea Pinks. The album’s theme centres on embracing the sadness that tinges realising you have become an adult despite not really knowing how you got there and then realising it’s not all that bad after all. LP on CF Records, limited to 250 copies.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Gasman - Controlled Hallucination

    Busy bee Christopher Adam “The Gasman” Reeves drops his nineteenth album - his second with English label Onomatopoeia - the reassuringly-titled Controlled Hallucination. The lush, 80s style of Aeriform rather gives way to a bit of a melting pot this time around, ranging from dancefloor stuff (‘New Chair’) to cheeky, Plaid-esque melodic IDM (‘flash 7’)

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Mary + Stew - You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth

    Barely forgivable attempt at the Meatloaf 'classic' by members of Even As we Speak and Boyracer. They slow it down to indie ballad pace and add in some sweet harmonies. Comes on lesser spotted flexi disc with download card in case you actually want to play it without having the needle slide across the flimsy plastic.   

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Possum Moods - Northern Times

    Possum Moods are an Australian/US indie supergroup and purveyors of sweet DIY pop. They feature Mia Schoen from Sleepy Township and a number of other well-loved Australian Bands, with Harriet and Phoebe from Australian no wave group Olsen Twins and Jen and Stew from Boyracer. The latter pair, a married couple, just happen to run the label Emotional Response, too. Northern Times. This is their third full-length LP and they’ve even used a quote from a Norman Records review in the press release. Limited edition LP of 150 copies on Emotional Response.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Fatty Cakes and The Puff Pastries - Fatty Cakes and The Puff Pastries

    Riotous queer-core and vibrant punk pop from San Franciscan five piece Fatty Cakes and The Puff Pastries who play dayglo riot-grrl inspired pop with serious messages about gender and body image. Fans of the B52s, the Gravy Train and Le Tigre should be taking careful notes.    

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Ocean Party - The Oddfellows’ Hall

    The Oddfellows’ Hall is the eighth album in 10 years by Australian indie six-piece The Ocean Party. The band, who all write their songs together, have poured a whole lot of recent life experiences into their songs for this one. From babies to break-ups to homelessness to returning home. The title of the album is taken from the name of the New South Wales community hall in which they recorded the album. LP, limited to 150 copies on Emotional Response.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Chandra - Transportation EPs

    Not to be cynical, but I suppose one of the perks of being the child of a world famous conceptual artist is a show at CBGB when you're 12. Despite that, Chandra's 1980 Transportation EP still sounds pretty sharp, lying within the perfect New York storm of post-punk/no-wave/disco. This release also comes with a second EP that was never released, recorded in 1983.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Civic - Those Who No

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Sun Kil Moon - This Is My Dinner

    This Is My Dinner is the ninth album from Sun Kil Moon. It was written and recorded in November and December 2017 in Copenhagen and San Francisco. There are covers of AC/DC and Partridge Family songs. Mark Kozelek has also set a chapter from Irish writer, John Connolly’s novel ‘He’ to music. So it’s not just songs about his evening meal, then? CD on Caldo Verde.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Stuff Combe - Stuff Combe 5 + Percussion

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Mon - Doppelleben

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Evoken - Hypnagogia

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Agnarkea - Black Helicopters

    Seriously gritty and also seriously lengthy hip-hop from Richmond, Virginia artist Agnarkea (one Keaton Transue), an artist as furious with oppressive and racist authoritarianism as he is young (to wit, very). Limitation can be a great condition for creativity and Transue, who produced these tracks with inexpensive equipment, certainly knew how to get the most out of it.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Free Love - Luxury Hits

    Free Love are Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook who used to ply their trade as Happy Meals. They have previously released on their native Scottish labels Night School and Optimo. Luxury Hits is seen as a progression of their sound - blending balearic, synth-pop, psychedelia, italo and acid.  Tours with The Flaming Lips and Liars back-up the notion that they don’t like to be confined to one style or genre. 8 track 12” EP on Full Ashram.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Rivulets - In Our Circle

    Nathan Amundson makes some of the slowest and smokiest guitar music out there, and he does it under the alias of Rivulets. Previous records have been candle-burning delights to rival the languishing intensity of Jason Molina; In Our Circle showcases him as all of his best selves, whether he's attaching space rock to his resume or doing harshed pastoral psychedelics in the vein of latter day Neil Young. As always, a lot of it is sad and hopeless, because, yeah, Rivulets album.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    System - Plus

    For their new album Plus, Danish tinkerer trio System (Thomas Knak, Anders “Dub Tractor” Remmer and Jesper Skaaning) spent a couple of years turning sensitive arpeggibro keyboardist Nils Frahm’s source material into something likable. Various iterations of incandescent ambience, elegantly sculpted around damp and clicky digital processes, ensue.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore - Ghost Forests

    Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore are both great, let's be honest. So Ghost Forests was bound to be a winner of a record: and so it has proved. The two musicians have built six songs together, mixing the many strings of the guitar and the harp with Mary’s vocals. Ghosts Forests feels like a perfect fitting-together of two excellent solo artists: try it. On Three Lobed Recordings.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Kagoule - Strange Entertainment

    Twee-grungers Kagoule return to the fray with their sophomore LP Strange Entertainment. Now on Alcopop! after a stint with Earache, the band settle into their new surroundings with a playful record of loud-quiet-loud fare. Tracks like ‘Bad Saliva’ have a sort of pumped-up Trust Fund vibe to them. This one was recorded with HookwormsMJ at his Suburban Home studio.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Wombats - Bee-Sting

    Liverpool indie-popsters The Wombats released their fourth album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life (and they would know because they’re all gorgeous!) earlier in 2018. Not resting on their laurels, they have some new material already - Bee-Sting b/w Oceans is released on 7” transparent vinyl through their own label, The Wombats.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Japanese Television - Japanese Television

    No, they’re not a Japanese tribute band to New York ‘70s art-punks Television, nor are they merely a description of what a lot of us may have in the corner of our living rooms. Japanese Television are new band from London who play music that they themselves describe as Space-Surf. They take their influences from Hawkwind, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Neu! Their debut EP was recorded by Kristian Bell of The Wytches. 12” EP on Tip Top Recordings.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Randall Dunn - Beloved

    First solo release from Randall Dunn, the talent behind the production of lots of excellent albums and the music on quite a few of them too (Earth, SunnO))), Six Organs Of Admittance etc.). Rolling solo on Beloved, he uses synths to create heavy and lush sound tapestries. Also featuring guest spots from Zola Jesus and Timm Mason. On Figureight Records.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Fofoulah - Daega Rek

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Carcass Identity - Carcass Identity EP

    Italian label Random Numbers (Mudwise, Marco Unzip) hit a dozen releases with a strange EP from Carcass Identity. This Belgian-based duo turn in four tunes of queasy, often hostile techno on Carcass Identity EP. The likes of ‘Reflexion Ocean’ and ‘Narrenschiff’ are dub-heavy without really being dub techno. There’s a little of Pablo’s Eye and Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement to this one.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    I-LP-ON - ÄÄNET

    He’s half of reputable and influential Finnish electronic agitators Pan Sonic, the other half being the late Mika Vainio. He’s the Finno- bit in Finno-German duo Angel, the -German bit being Dirk “Schneider™” Dresselhaus. They call him Ilpo Väisänen. He especially likes Viennese labels (such as Mego and Kvitnu). This new one for Mego recalls and commemorates Pan Sonic with Väisänen’s own contemporary flair and style - industrial, dub and club in a minimal form quite unlike anything else.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Jana Winderen - Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone

    Norwegian artist Jana Winderen makes field recording like no one else. It was her mission to search for sounds that were hard to reach, or hard to hear. Spring Bloom In The Marginal Ice Zone is not a poetic title - it is what it is - the sounds she has recorded reflect the goings on in the Barents Sea as plankton matures, sea ice cracks, orcas and humpbacks find new homes for the season and cod hunt and spawn. CD on Touch.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    BEAST - Ens

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Bibio - Phantom Brickworks (IV & V)

    Bibio AKA Stephen Wilkinson usually makes albums that go down well at Norman Towers. There was a blip, however, but that was forgotten when Phantom Brickworks was released in 2017 - a return to form - a stunning series of lengthy ambient pieces. Here, then, we have Phantom Brickworks (IV & V), two more pieces continuing from where said album left off. LP on Warp.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Dexter Gordon Quartet - Espace Cardin 1977

    Espace Cardin 1977 is a previously unreleased recording by the Dexter Gordon Quartet. Jazz fans have reason to be excited about this. The quality of the performance by the tenor saxophonist makes it worthy of his oeuvre. Also, it is the only recording of Gordon playing with pioneering bebop pianist, Al Haig. Includes an essay by Michael Cuscuna. LP or CD on Intermusic.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Fabio Frizzi - Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Fabio Frizzi, being one of those infinitely productive film-soundtracking Italians, naturally provided the soundtrack to brand new (but old-school) horror comedy film Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. Yep, this is brand new Frizzi material, with all the dramatic cues and scary sonics you’d expect. Plus Richard Band’s Puppet Master theme. On Lakeshore Records.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Glands - Double Coda

    The Glands’ main man Ross Shapiro died in 2016. Double Coda collects together 23 songs that he had written and recorded in the 16 years between the band’s second album and his untimely death. It serves a follow-up to their self-titled album from 2000 and a worthy final chapter for a band who burned out rather than faded away. A must for fans of the band who thought there would be no more. LP and CD on New West.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Glands - Double Thriller

    The Glands’ debut album, Double Thriller, was originally released in 1996. The Athens, Georgia band were lead by the late Ross Shapiro. If you’re a fan of ‘90s American indie but have never come across The Glands, you really should check them out…..and what better way with this - it’s first time on vinyl. Also available on CD on New West.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Glands - The Glands

    The Glands were an indie rock band from Athens, Georgia who took their influences from classic ‘60s rock and ‘90s bands such as Pavement (listen to opening track 'Livin' Was Easy'). Their self-titled album was the second of two that they would release in their time and was originally released in 2000. Singer and main songwriter, Ross Shapiro sadly died in 2016. LP and CD on New West.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Lars Danielsson & Paolo Fresu - Summerwind

    Lars Danielsson and Paolo Fresu play it very cool on new album Summerwind. Danielsson plucks and bows his way across cello and bass in accompaniment to Fresu’s succulent trumpet and flugelhorn. And what a calm and expressive pairing it all is, on a rich, crisp recording with plenty of space. Alongside many originals, there are some interpretations of Bach, Fito Páez and others.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Sarathy Korwar & UPAJ Collective - My East Is Your West

    The reliable Sarathy Korwar presents live recordings from Church of Sound in London made with the versatile UPAJ Collective (among whose numerous members are bassist Dominico Angarano, sitarist Jasdeep Singh Degun and vocalist Aditya Prakash). They interpret John McLaughlin, Alice Coltrane, Ravi Shankar and many others, resulting in quite the full-blown, exciting fusion project. Wonderful.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Various - Studio One: Lovers Rock

    The noble tradition of Lovers Rock has been given relatively little attention by Soul Jazz Records during the label’s excellent Studio One reissue series. This compilation of some classic lights-down-low reggae goes some way to righting the balance. We’ve an excellent selection of tunes here - cuts from heavyweight talents such as Marcia Griffiths and Horace Andy sit alongside rare gems like The Invaders’ coveted ‘Sweet Soul Rocking’. Liner notes are provided by Lloyd Bradley.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Lyra Valenza - Scan, Deliver

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    North Sea Dialect - Local Guide

    Numbers brings you North Sea Dialect, a “new Scottish producer”. That’s all we know. On to the music then, which comprises various new Scottish productions of rather brusque and gritty tunes, apparently themed all around the titular stormy waters - fizzing, busy textures of saturated synths and samples, chugging rhythms and lovely melodies.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Men - Hated: 2008 – 2011

    Hated: 2008 - 2011 features the early material of The Men, the New York punk-etc. band who, at this point, were just punk. And what a gnarly kind of punk too: really grungy, noisy, hardcore-tinged stuff, represented in grainy glory in the form of tracks from demos, singles, live tracks, outtakes, and the group’s deeply rare first ever demo tape. On Sacred Bones.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    The Glands - I Can See My House From Here

    I Can See My House From Here gathers together the work of Athens, Georgia indie rockers The Glands. It includes their debut album, Double Negative, their eponymous second and their posthumous third, Double Coda. Their creative force, Ross Shapiro, died in 2016. There is also a 52 page book with pieces written about the band by Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo), James Mercer (The Shins), Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers), comedian David Cross and Pitchfork scribe Stephen Deusner. 5LP box set on New West.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Georgia / Bellows - Decouple ][ Series

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Colorlist - Full Circle

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Various - Unusual Sounds

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 9th November 2018

    Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam - Blackout Cowboy

    Robert Pollard is referenced in the press release for the new album by Birmingham's Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam. They say it is because they’re comparing the band’s prolific nature to his, but I think the real reason is that the band have taken their name from a yet to be released Guided By Voices album. They don’t sound much like Guided By Voices, however. They are an indie rock band who seemingly never turn the fi up past mid, though, but with a bit more of an in-your-face attitude. Blackout Cowboy is their latest offering. LP on By The Time It Gets Dark.

    Due in: only 22 sleeps to go
  • 12th November 2018

    Jay Bolotin - No One Seems To Notice That It's Raining

    Due in: only 25 sleeps to go
  • 12th November 2018

    Objekt - Cocoon Crush

    To the great concern of caterpillars everywhere, brainy Berlin DJ and producer Objekt is back at the Deconstruct-A-Club Workshop with another LP for brainy Berlin label PAN. Cocoon Crush is as immaculate as its predecessor Flatland, but contrasts in being much more focused on manipulating recordings (of all sorts of stuff) into organic textures, rather than synthesising material from scratch.

    Due in: only 25 sleeps to go
  • 12th November 2018

    Girls In Synthesis - Fan The Flames E.P

    Third of three EPs released by Girls in Synthesis on Black Editions. The intensity of their sound remains the same, with each element; the drums, the guitars, the vocals, egging each other on as much as possible. On Fan the Flames they've left some space for improvised poetry, which helps to focus their energies.

    Due in: only 25 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Various - Turkish Freakout!

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Laurie Spiegel - The Expanding Universe

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded

    In listing the greatest albums in hip-hop history, one title never seems to stray from the upper echelons, no matter how many years pass: Boogie Down Productions’ undisputed classic from 1986, Criminal Minded. Released amidst a battle between BDP and MC Shan that would redefine the New York rap landscape as it was then known, the album, which features the songs “South Bronx,” “Criminal Minded” and “The Bridge is Over,” captures the excitement, urgency and raw power that embodies hip-hop culture as we know it, with KRS-One’s aggressive yet intelligent lyricism backed by Scott La Rock’s hard-hitting, stripped-down beats. A true classic.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Echo Ladies - Echo Ladies

    If you’re looking for the precise intersection of Alvvays, The Jesus and Mary Chain and New Order, then Echo Ladies’ EP could be exactly what you need for those late nights lying (alone) on your bedroom floor. Defining their sound as, “the feeling of nostalgia and hope for the future mixed with angst”, these Swedish school-friends are giving shoegaze the defiant female vocals it needs. 

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Joseph Shabason - Anne

    Yeah this is a good one. Anne was composed for Joseph Shabason’s mother in honour of her struggles with degenerative illness. The personal and familial turmoil of this experience crinkles the edges of these milky instrumentals. There is a feeling of tender, quiet sadness to the likes of ‘Forest Run’ that is extremely moving. Musically Shabason's second LP is pitched somewhere between Freetown Sound-era Blood Orange and Loke Rahbek/Frederik Valentin’s Buy Corals Online.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Sandra Kerr & John Faulkner - The Music From Bagpuss

    Hello all 40+ somethings out there. You'll remember big saggy 70s cloth cat Bagpuss from your favourite childhood television show and the beautifully constructed folk soundtrack it snored around? Brings back memories doesn't it? Well the soundtrack actually works as a lovely album even without the nostalgia associated with the cat and now you can get it on a wonderful Christmas present-ready 'shop window' edition vinyl or book back CD with all your favourite slightly hip people talking about the album in an accompanying book. Wake up, and look at this thing that I bring! 

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings

    Get ready for some more Epic Jazz -- 2018 has been another good year for it, what with Kamasi and all -- it's hot jazz drummer and producer Makaya McCraven with his latest LP 'Universal Beings'. The record was cut at two intimate live sessions and two impromptu studio sessions, in four cities: New York, Chicago, London and L.A. A total of 15 musicians worked with McCraven -- stellar improvisers all -- with Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia and Jeff Parker being but three of them. Double LP or double CD, on International Anthem Recording Co.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Yumi Zouma - EP III

    Yumi Zouma - almost certainly no relation to France and Chelsea centre-back Kurt - drop a new four-track EP via Cascine (Korallreven, Chad Valley). EP III is another one of those retro-ish, ‘80s-ish, Italo Disco-ish synth things which pass for indie music these days. Will please fans of Chairlift, Bon Iver, Wild Nothing and the rest of that rabble.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    SHXCXCHCXSH - OUFOUFOF

    Swedish pranksters SHXCXCHCXSH quickly follow up August’s SHULULULU EP with a new full-length. The title of OUFOUFOF is to be read onomatopoeically. Rather than attempting to pull the sonics of club music apart as they have done on previous records, their fourth LP finds them lock into one rhythmic idea for the duration of each track. Not that they’re phoning it in, mind - the likes of ‘UUOUUOUU’ are caustic anti-techno reminiscent of EVOL.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Camera - Emotional Detox

    Berlin-based Krautrockers Camera drop their fourth full-length record courtesy of Bureau B (Die Wilde Jagd, Faust). Emotional Detox finds the group using the Motorik groove as a base from which they can incorporate elements of synth-pop, psych-rock and dream-pop. All in all this LP is a pleasant listen full of groove and melody.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Smashing Pumpkins - SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN.

    The Smashing Pumpkins are so excited about the release of their brand new album that they’ve given it two or three titles! Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. (didn’t I tell you?) is the first Smashing Pumpkins album for four years, and it notably features founder members like James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin for the first time this millenium. Released by Napalm Records.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Esben And The Witch - Nowhere

    Esben And The Witch return with a new LP on Season Of Mist. Nowhere is a very good metal album full of Gothic majesty. The passages of monolithic sludge are reminiscent of Sunn O))), but the way they often give way to moments of icy beauty is reminiscent of Converge and even a little Tool. Singer Rachel Davies recalls Chelsea Wolfe and (more obliquely) Beth Gibbons.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Massive Attack - Mezzanine [2018 Remaster]

    Very exciting 20th anniversary remaster of Massive Attack's 1998 album Mezzanine, the kind of album that constantly finds itself on lists of the best albums of all time without losing any of its cool. Massive Attack took the trip-hop sound they had helped define and mixed it with a more rock-y energy to make something intriguing and unique. Comes with a disc of dub remixes by Mad Professor

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Kallaloo - Star Child

    Reissued for the first time: a splendid, sought-after Caribbean disco number from 1982 with uplifting duet vocals, bass too hot for TV, psychedelic guitar and synth and drums with enough claps to wear out an entire production line of sound-activated switches. Side A is the five-minute ‘Short Version’, which is all well and good, but the titular child really shines on the eight-minute side B version.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Various - Brainfeeder X

    We all like a bit of Flying Lotus's imprint Brainfeeder but it can be hard to keep up with their deluge of releases. So this handy compilation could be a good place to get acquainted or re-aquainted with the LA based beats people. It's a 4LP (or 2CD) collection of their best bits containing all your favourites such as  Lapalux, Teebs, DJ Paypal and of course Sir Fly Lo. 

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Umwelt / Ryan James Ford - Untitled

    Two sides of club-ready tools from Repitch Recordings. On Untitled they've got two tracks a piece from New Flesh / Rave Or Die's Umwelt and Ryan James Ford. Value! Umwelt's pair fall on the grittier electro/acid spectrum, while Ford's are a more modern: sleek and with drone. It's got to be good, one of them's Berlin based!

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Mumford & Sons - Delta

    You know when a band is expected to shift a few units when the press release bangs on about the massive tour the band are about to embark on. In this case it’s the trust-fund Wurzels (thank you, Charlie Brooker) Mumford & Sons. Their new and fourth album filled with anthemic folk-rock is locked and loaded and ready to go. Produced by master polisher Paul Epworth whose production credits range from Adele to Friendly Fires to Thurston Moore. Lovely double LP and CD on Island. 

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Manonmars - Manonmars

    Manonmars is somewhat of an enigma. The Bristolian rapper unleashes his debut album via Young Echo Records and the label regard him as something quite special. The self-titled album has been produced by OSVMVSM - the ambient/dub duo of Sam Barrett and Amos Childs. Their production matches the rapper's enigmatic persona and treacle-laced tones. 180g vinyl LP on Young Echo Records.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Ryley Walker - The Lillywhite Sessions

    Dave Matthews Band recorded an album with producer Steve Lillywhite which was scrapped at the label’s behest. Now, this bit confuses me - the press release here describe the album in terms I would not match with Dave Matthews Band such as ‘art rock’ and ‘masterpiece’. However, they are terms I can associate with Ryley Walker who has tried his hand at re-recording the album, The Lillywhite Sessions. Although the Dave Matthews Band version was scrapped, some tracks showed up on their 2002 album Busted Stuff. From hearing those tracks I think they might sound rather fine in the hands of Ryley Walker. LP and CD on Dead Oceans.



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  • 16th November 2018

    Jonathan Fitoussi - Diagonals

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  • 16th November 2018

    David Bowie - Breaking Glass [Live E.P.]

    Yet more gold from the David Bowie vaults here. A Breaking Glass [Live EP] was originally issued in 1978 to promote Bowie’s second live LP Stage. The recordings on that full-length were taken from performances Bowie gave on his Isolar II tour - much like those that featured on the recent archival release Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ‘78). However, none of the four versions we have here surfaced on either … Blackout or the original Breaking Glass EP.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Ramin Djawadi - Westworld - Music From The HBO Series (Season 2)

    Big grand epic TV show Westworld needed a suitably big epic soundtrack (though with an intimate intelligence running within it too of course, just like the show), and Ramin Djawadi was just the man to provide it. Season 2’s original soundtrack collection contains Ramin’s notable cover-song re-scorings (including ‘Paint It Black’ and ‘Seven Nation Army’), the main theme, and plenty of other cues. Released on vinyl by Music On Vinyl.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Mariel Ito - 2000-2005

    After more than a decade of silence Maceo Plex has revived his Mariel Ito alias in 2018. First we got the 2e Komst EP back in January, now we’re blessed with the retrospective full-length 2000-2005. The nine tracks of this LP all date from that period (you'd probably already worked that out for yourselves hadn't you). They’re busy mish-mashes of IDM and electro in a manner which makes us think that Mr. Plex might have a serious thing for Aphex Twin.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    48 Cameras - Chosen Songs

    48 Cameras are a musical collective spread throughout Belgium, UK and Netherlands. Their music is varied and due to the way they work, some members have never even met each other. This has been going on since 1984. Martyn Bates of Eyeless in Gaza, Andy Cairns of Therapy? and Swans Michael Gira have all played their part in the project in the past. Chosen Songs looks like it may be a retrospective of their best moments. LP on Stroom.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Adrianne Lenker & Buck Meek - A Sides and B Sides

    Big Thief duo Adrianne Lenker & Buck Meek bring together their 2014 EPs A-Sides and B-Sides on one slab o’ wax/disc o’ polycarbonate. Anyone who copped the records when they first saw light of day will know that these are spare indie-folk affairs that any Zooey Deschanel-types in your life will go crazy for. For those who're new here - these are spare indie-folk affairs that any Zooey Deschanel-types in your life will go crazy for.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Adrianne Lenker - Hours Were The Birds

    Adrianne Lenker has been causing a stir with her stunning voice and songs with Brooklyn-based indie/folk band Big Thief. In 2013, prior to her hooking up with them, she lived in Minneapolis and recorded an album called Hours Were The Birds. The album features just Lenker’s voice and guitar and was mixed by Andrew Sarlo who would also be the man in the chair for subsequent Big Thief albums, Masterpiece and Capacity. LP and CD on Saddle Creek.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Le Stim - Tribute To Muhammad Ali (We Crown The King)

    Melodies International have forged a rep for re-releasing rare soul gems, but even by their standards they’ve pulled off something of a coup here. Le Stim’s 1980 single A Tribute To Muhammad Ali (We Crown The King) is a rare-as-hen’s-teeth bit of Midwest Disco. It’s a great party piece too - according to Le Stim leader Donald Jennings big Cassius himself was a fan of the song. With the help of New Zealand's Rain&Shine imprint Melodies have managed to acquire the licences for both versions of the track. They've also remastered them for this new drop.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Planetary - Origins EP

    Dan Curtin’s Planetary project made a couple of EPs of astral techno in the early ‘90s. The second of these, 1993’s Origins, combined keening synths and plenty of psychedelic production tricks with clattering breaks. It's deep-space stuff. With the current trend for revivalist rave sounds bringing this sort of thing very much back into vogue of late, now feels like a good time for Origins to be given the reissue treatment. Metamorphic Recordings oblige.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports

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  • 16th November 2018

    Brian Eno - Ambient 4: On Land

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  • 16th November 2018

    Brian Eno - Discreet Music

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  • 16th November 2018

    Brian Eno - Music For Films

    The Bonce himself gets his 1978 LP Music For Films reissued. This is, y’know, one of those Brian Eno albums. Sure, it’s a bit of an odds-and-sods collection; yes, the tracks here are quite short when compared to the long-form half-music of something like Music For Airports; OK, it’s not that similar to what he was doing with Talking Heads at the same time. But this is still an album by Brian Eno. You know what you’re in for, and what you’re in for is nice cloud music.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Soluce - Birth

    Vibrant Music continue to release music that is vibrant with Birth, an album by Soluce. That’s the long-time-coming collaboration between Konstantinos Soublis (Fluxion) and Savvas Ystatis (Omicron in the 90s), who are not only firm old friends but neighbours too! They put their combined skills to great use here, producing resonant, minimal and lush ambient techno.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Kate Bush - Remastered Part I

    Volume one of the Kate Bush Remastered CD box-set series features the first seven Kate Bush albums, from 1978’s The Kick Inside to 1993’s The Red Shoes, a time period that includes the super-classic Hounds of Love. Seven albums-worth of vintage Kate Bush material then, perfectly remastered. Box-set on Parlophone.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Kate Bush - Remastered in Vinyl I

    Volume one of the Kate Bush Remastered in Vinyl box-set series features those ground-breaking and still jaw-dropping first four albums, from 1978’s The Kick Inside to 1982’s The Dreaming. This vintage Kate Bush material has been buffed and polished through remastering, for the highest possible quality. On Parlophone.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Kate Bush - Remastered in Vinyl II

    The second of the Kate Bush Remastered in Vinyl reissue series features three of the great artist’s albums, dating from the eighties and nineties. We have Hounds of Love, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes, notable collections all. The material has all been remastered, and is presented on beautiful vinyl LPs for the first time in a long time.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Kate Bush - The Kick Inside

    (8) Bad dreams in the night

    Would they ever reissue The Kick Inside?

    Now we have a remastered, remastered,

    Remastered version,

     

    Kate Bush! It’s she, it’s Katy,

    She’s come home! Yes we, Norman Records™,

    Let her in at our window.

     

    Ooh it gets dark, it gets lonely,

    At the Norman warehouse... (8)

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  • 16th November 2018

    Kate Bush - Lionheart

    Lionheart was the second album by Kate Bush and was originally released in 1978 - the same year of her debut, The Kick Inside. The album was commercially successful but failed to impress the critics much. Now we have it remastered on CD and LP so we can listen with new ears. Contains the hit single 'Wow'.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Kate Bush - Never For Ever

    After a two year break, Kate Bush released her third album, Never For Ever in 1980. It hit the number one spot in the ol’ album charts and album spawned three hit singles - Babooshka, Army Dreamers and Breathing. She even got Roy Harper to sing backing vocals on the latter. Remastered LP and CD on Parlophone.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Kate Bush - The Dreaming

    New editions of Catherine Bush’s fourth LP here courtesy of Parlophone. People weren’t sure what to make of The Dreaming when it came out - too uncommercial, they said. However, time has been kind to the record. The Dreaming is now regarded as an unsung gem of Bush’s catalogue and regularly appears in those 'Best Albums Of The 1980s' lists. Both Big Boi and Björk are fans, dontcha know.

    Due in: only 29 sleeps to go
  • 16th November 2018

    Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love

    Hounds Of Love is one of those LPs that you can end up skipping over because you feel like you already know it too well. In particular ‘Running Up That Hill’, ‘Cloudbusting’ and the title track are all old friends at this point. But here’s the thing - as frequently as you might hear its famous singles (or their famous covers), as often as it might crop up in retrospective lists and talking heads documentaries, Kate Bush's fifth studio album will never get old. It's just too good.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Kate Bush - The Sensual World

    She’s not wrong, y’know - it really is a Sensual World that we live in. Kate Bush had a tough task following up Hounds Of Love (who wouldn’t?), but with her sixth studio LP she passed the test with ease. The Sensual World is a quixotic art-pop masterpiece from the artist who wrote the book on such things. Finishes with ‘This Woman’s Work’. Originally released as the ‘80s drew to a close, this new edition has been given a remastering job by Parlophone.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Kate Bush - The Red Shoes

    Kate Bush’s 1993 album The Red Shoes, newly remastered and reissued on CD and double LP formats. Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and a 1948 film, this album, the last before Bush took a decade-plus long break, features a number of guest appearances, including Jeff Beck, Prince, and Lenny Henry. On Parlophone.

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  • 16th November 2018

    The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (50th Anniversary Edition)

    Beggars Banquet was the first in a run of four classic albums made by The Rolling Stones between 1968 and 1972 where they took their blues roots and fused them with hard rock, country and gospel to create a, well, Stonesy sound that has been copied, but never bettered, by so many bands since. Under the guidance of producer Jimmy Miller they transformed basic blues structures into phenomenal musical moments such as Sympathy For The Devil. This 50th anniversary reissue LP features and extra 12” disc with a mono mix of Sympathy For The Devil and an etched B-side along with a Mick Jagger interview on a flexi-disc. Also available on standard CD.



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  • 16th November 2018

    Infiniti - Skynet

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  • 16th November 2018

    Oberman Knocks - Trilate Shift

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  • 16th November 2018

    Antigone - Rising

    It’s the new album by New York City all-female country rock band Antigone Rising. No, wait. Sorry. It’s the new album, Rising, by Paris all-male techno DJ and producer Antigone (one Antonin Jeanson). Behind him are many EPs and no LPs and, well, he’s out to change that right now. Rising finds him on good form with delicately produced and melodic techno, occasionally batting eyes at IDM.

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  • 16th November 2018

    The Police - Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings

    The Police released their debut album Outlandos d’Amour 40 years ago (that’s the one with the song about Sue Lawley on). To celebrate this, we have Every Move You Make, A 6LP box set featuring all five albums made by the band between 1978 and 1983 with a bonus album of non-LP tracks. Undoubtedly an essential purchase for any fan of The Police. Half-speed mastered at Abbey Road, 6 x 180g LP box set on Polydor.



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  • 16th November 2018

    Josephine Foster - Fairy Faithful Harmony

    I wonder if she can remember the time she played in Shipley? Here is a song cycle of 18 new songs by the Spain based singer songwriter. Here she self produces and accompanies herself on all kinds of instruments including guitar, piano an organ on an album exploring themes of morality and mortality. Which you do when you've been to Shipley.  

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  • 16th November 2018

    Vera Sola - Shades

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  • 16th November 2018

    Asnakech Worku - Asnaketch

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  • 16th November 2018

    The Callas with Lee Ranaldo - Trouble and Desire

    The Callas are a post-punk band from Greece who are one part of an arty, multi-media factory. Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo felt compelled to work with them after being drawn into their whole thing. Trouble And Desire is their first album together, however they have previously worked on a soundtrack for a film made by the arty collective called The Great Eastern. CD on Dirty Water.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Johnny Mafia - Princes De L’amour

    French garage guys Johnny Mafia announce themselves to the wider world with second album Princes De L’amour, a high-energy rush of frenzie punk underpinned with solid songcraft. It’s not the most original of sounds, but it is hard to deny the bouncing, grinning appeal of garage-punk done right like this. Out on Dirty Water.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Various - Voices of Mississippi: Artists & Musicians Documented by William Ferris

    Huge compilation of recordings made by folklorist William Ferris in and around Mississippi. Comes with 3 CDs containing gospel, blues, interviews, and stories, as well as some of Ferris' documentaries on DVD and a book edited by him. An incredibly detailed study of Southern American culture that is a must for anyone interested in the region.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Holly Golightly - Do The Get Along

    Holly Golightly is pretty prolific. Do The Get Along is solo album number 13, not to mention the nine albums with The Broke-Offs and the healthy bunch of albums she made with her garage band, The Headcoatees. The former Billy Childish associate  gives us twelve more tracks that meld blues, folk and ‘60s beat music. LP and CD on Damaged Goods.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Echo Ladies - Overrated (Robin Guthrie Version) / Rebel Rebel

    Echo Ladies made an ok album earlier in the year and now the Swedish shoegaze trio have had the ultimate stamp of approval from former Cocteau Twins guitar whizz Robin Guthrie.  He's remixed their track Overrated to sterling affect and over on the flip is something wholly unexpected - a cover of Sir David Bowie's Rebel Rebel. 

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  • 16th November 2018

    Reinier Van Houdt - Igitur Carbon Copies

    Reinier van Houdt is an excellent pianist, known for playing contemporary classical music by Michael Pisaro and other such notables. But he’s got more than piano up his sleeve: Igitur Carbon Copies also features an array of cracked noises from radios, tapes, and David Lynch samples, as well as spoken word delivered by Current 93’s main man David Tibet! My my. Out on Hallow Ground.

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  • 16th November 2018

    PLYXY - Gloryland

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  • 16th November 2018

    CTMF - Not Fade Away / I Wanna Be Your Man

    Billy Childish awakes, disorientated and with a splitting headache, in a small room lit by a single naked lightbulb. There is nothing in the room save for him and the chair he sits on. His hands and feet are tied to the chair he sits on. He has no idea how long he’s been in the room and has no idea how he got there. Within ten minutes of waking up he has recorded three albums and written a novel.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Superette - Tiger

    Superette were a short-lived band formed by Dave Mulcahy from Flying Nun band The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience and Ben How and Greta Anderson of Fang. Tiger was their one and only album. Fans of The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience will be pleased to know that Dave Mulcahy brought his ability to write those great guitar lines and melodic hooks with him to this project. This reissue also features the band’s debut EP, Rosepig, along with b-sides and unreleased demos. LP on Flying Nun.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Siglo XX - The Art Of War

    The Art Of War was the third release by Belgian band Siglo XX. It was originally released in 1982. The band fall into the punk rock drawer of the big musical filing cabinet with additional dividers labelled ‘Gothic Rock’, ‘Coldwave’ and ‘Darkwave’. For fans of Joy Division. 12” Ep on Onderstroom, limited to 300 copies.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Siglo XX - Answer

    Siglo XX were often referred to as the Belgian Joy Division due to their gloomy outlook and dark ways. They were widely regarded as the finest exponents of post-punk sub-genres such as coldwave and darkwave. Answer is a six track mini-LP and was originally released in 1983. 12” EP on Onderstroom, limited to 300 copies.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Siglo XX - Dreams Of Pleasure

    Siglo XX were a punk/goth group from the city with the greatest name in the world, Genk, Belgium. The band were active from 1979 to 1991 and took their influences from Joy Division and other Factory Records acts. Dreams of Pleasure was originally released in 1983. 12” EP on Onderstroom, limited to 300 copies.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Pere Ubu - Final Solution

    Reissue of the second and arguably best single by Pere Ubu. Controversially titled, Final Solution was informed by the bleakness of the band’s hometown, Cleveland, Ohio in the mid-seventies. It’s a prime slab of noisy, American punk rock and pretty essential to any record collection. Limited to 1000 copies, 7" on Fire, b/w Cloud 149.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Ai Messiah - Sentience & Sapience

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  • 16th November 2018

    Hugo Massein - Remnants / London Underground 2014 - 16

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  • 16th November 2018

    Robbie Basho - Venus In Cancer

    Venus In Cancer was the sixth album by American acoustic guitarist, Robbie Basho. It was originally released in 1969 on the Blue Thumb label. Often mentioned in the the same breaths as fellow virtuoso players John Fahey and Leo Kottke,  Basho threw a whole load of eastern influences into his music which set him apart. His influence can be seen in the work of acts such as Six Organs Of Admittance, James Blackshaw and Jack Rose, to name but a few. Reissue LP on Traffic Entertainment.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Thing - Thing

    Before Swedish-Norwegian free-jazz rockers The Thing, there was Bostonian jazz-fusers Thing. About two decades before. But the name is about where the similarities end, for the latter and present Thing, consisting of seven musicians, specialised in rather funkier Davis- or Weather Report-esque free-jazz. This reissue of their only LP comprises two energetic live sets from 1972.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Little Dragon - Lover Chanting EP

    Following their Ninja Tune collab with Canada’s BadBadNotGood, Gothenburg electronic music band Little Dragon hook up with the ol’ Tune once again for a new EP. This one’s about that greatest and most elemental of forces, the power of love (perhaps you’ve heard of it) and even features a clavinet. Lush and groovy dance music.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Wargirl - Wargirl

    Someone in California named Matt Wignall judged that the usual male-dominated band lineups leave a little to be desired, started own band with ethnically- and gender-diverse members - including two drummers. That band answers to the name Wargirl and is already being described as ‘garage funk’. It’s damn good garage funk n’all, I don’t mind telling you.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Nubiyan Twist - Tell It To Me Slowly

    Nubiyan Twist making big moves out here and signing to Strut. The Leeds soul-jazz group celebrate the occasion with the release of new single ‘Tell It To Me Slowly’. The tune, which features a turn from sax player Nick Richards on vocals, is an invigorating mix of Afrobeat-indebted rhythms, jerky electronics and massed brass. Think a more fiery rendering of Archie Pelago or Badbadnotgood. Nubiya Brandon guests on B-side ‘Sugar Cane’.

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  • 16th November 2018

    B12 - Time Tourist (Expanded Edition)

    A classic of Warp’s golden era, B12’s 1996 album Time Tourist gets a landmark twenty-second anniversary reissue, including a few newly-unearthed alt versions for posterity. Michael Golding’s and Steve Rutter’s glistening, FM pad-drenched ambient IDM went all-in on the retrofuturistic sci-fi narratives for this one, topped off as they are with referential titles and Trevor Webb’s massive painted cover art. Excellent.

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  • 16th November 2018

    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - 12 Bar Bruise

    12 Bar Bruise was the first full-length album by Australian psychedelic rockers, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Originally released in 2012, it followed on from a pair of EPs and recorded using iPhones strategically placed around the room. This reissue comes pressed on vinyl that is specifically the same colour as Wrigley’s Doublemint along with reimagined artwork.

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  • 16th November 2018

    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Eyes Like The Sky

    Eyes Like The Sky was the second King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. It was originally released in 2013 and there were only 500 pressed. Fear not, though - their concept album that flows like cult western novel - is here again. The album is narrated by Broderick Smith, obscure ‘70s musician and father of the band’s keyboard player. LP on Halloween orange vinyl with new artwork.

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  • 16th November 2018

    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Float Along - Fill Your Lungs

    King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s third album Float Along - Fill Your Lungs was originally released in 2013. The album grabbed their fan’s attention immediately as it opens with the epic 16-minute freak fest that is Head On/Pill - now rightly a firm fan favourite. This lovely new reissue comes with a fold out poster and is pressed on Easter-yellow vinyl.

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  • 16th November 2018

    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Oddments

    It’s not often the case that you’d get a proper studio album from a band that collects together sweepings from the previous seven years. However, when that band is majestic Aussie psych-rockers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, forget what you’re supposed to do, it’s what they do that matters. Anyway, that’s Oddments for you, their fourth album, originally released in 2014 now a redesigned gatefold sleeve, pressed on purple vinyl.

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  • 16th November 2018

    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Willoughby’s Beach EP

    King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard originally released their second EP, Willoughby’s Beach, in 2011. It followed-up their Anglesea EP from earlier the same year. It shows the band having a more raw sound, compared to their 12 Bar Bruise album that followed a year later. Reissue with redesigned artwork and wonderfully vague red-ish coloured vinyl.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Cardopusher - A Convenient Excuse Pt.1

    Catalan weirdo Cardopusher returns to Boysnoize (Jensen Interceptor, Spank Rock) with the first instalment in his A Convenient Excuse series. The five tunes of Pt. 1 are rough and ready club takes which combine several strands of techno to good effect. Acid, jacking electro, scuzzy synthwave and even a little Balearic house are chucked into the mix here. The cross-pollinations and lo-fi vibe makes for a pleasingly leftfield listen.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Clutch - Clutch

    Maryland rockers Clutch saved their eponymous titling for their second album. Clutch is their best selling album to date and was originally released in 1995. Their sound could be described as  a stoner version of Black Sabbath meets Faith No More. Contains their classic song ‘Spacegrass’. Silver coloured vinyl reissue LP, limited to 2000 copies on Music On Vinyl.

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  • 16th November 2018

    Prince Jammy - Kamikaze Dub

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  • 16th November 2018

    Bob Andy - Lots of Love and I

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  • 16th November 2018

    The Beta Band - Hot Shots II

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  • 16th November 2018

    JAWS - Milkshake

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  • 18th November 2018

    Victrola - Maritime Tatami

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  • 19th November 2018

    Yama Warashi - Boiled Moon

    Those of you still mourning the loss of the excellent Zun Zun Egui may be able to plug the gap with Yama Warashi, a group formed from the ashes of ZZN by keyboardist Yoshino Shigihara. Boiled Moon is the project’s sophomore LP. The tunes here are not dissimilar from the frenetic post-punk-prog of Shigihara's old band, though the psych and folk influences kick harder. This one's out via Small Pond (The Physics House Band, Cleft).

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  • 19th November 2018

    Colin Self - Siblings

    RVNG Intl. brings you New York / Berlin artist Colin Self’s sixth and ultimate chapter in his Elation opera series. As you might expect from a pop opera, it’s conceptual, richly detailed and highly nuanced. It also features plenty of good singing. The main idea is that of familial closeness and kinship arising from mutual curiosity and care rather than biological association. Uplifting stuff.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Joe McPhee - Nation Time

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Rick and Morty - The Rick and Morty Soundtrack

    Aww geez. Wubba lubba dub dub. Eek barba durkle. And so on. This Rick And Morty tie-in album was only a matter of time, given the popularity of the show and the general high quality of the soundtrack. Whatever format you buy the Rick And Morty Soundtrack on, you’ll be getting twenty-six tracks, eighteen of which are by Ryan Elder and others that range from the Blonde Redhead bit they use as the ‘Evil Morty’ theme to Belly and Mazzy Star, plus exclusive new tunes by clipping. and Chad VanGaalen.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Hippo Campus - Bambi

    Poppy-type pop music from the likeable Hippo Campus here. Bambi, the Minnesota band’s sophomore LP, is one of those records that has a Mac Demarco thing going on. It’s also likely to be a huge hit, so best school yourself on it now so you can look cool to your mates when the band are headlining the next festival you’re at. Out via Transgressive.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Posthuman - The Snake Bites Twice

    Posthuman present four new powerful slices of their sound, featuring (we are promised) even more energy than their previous releases. The Snake Bites Twice is positively drenched in acid, and tracks like ‘Down 2 Jakk’ will bring the rave into your home in seconds flat. 12” EP on the Craigie Knowes imprint.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Bauhaus - The Bela Session

    A reissue of perhaps Bauhaus’ most popular song, the majestic goth classic ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’. Now, this is a song arguably better known in a live version, but here we have the original 1979 studio recording, presented alongside four other tracks from the session, three of which have never seen the light of day till now. Reissue on Leaving Records.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Planet B - Planet B

    Star-studded, self-titled debut album by hot new electro-hardcore duo Planet B (Justin Pearson of Dead Cross, Retox and The Locust plus Luke Henshaw of Sonido de la Frontera). They are joined by fellow Locusts Gabe Serbian and Joseph Karam, Kool Keith, Nick “Yeah Yeah Yeahs” Zinner, Killing Joker Martin Atkins… the list could go on.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Irmin Schmidt - 5 Klavierstücke

    An album of solo piano pieces from Can keyboardist Irmin Schmidt here. The five tracks of 5 Klavierstücke are one-take improvisations which were recorded on two grand pianos - one prepared, one unprepared - and augmented with ambient noise from around the studio in the south of France. The prepared instrument forms the core of the record, and in doing so it gives the LP a strong whiff of Schmidt's one-time tutor John Cage.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Laibach - The Sound of Music

    If there aren’t many bands like Laibach, then there are even fewer bands who can say that they’ve performed in North Korea. And there will quite possibly never be another album like this. In 2015 the Slovenian avant-rockers travelled to the DPRK in 2015 to perform songs from … The Sound Of Music. Yep, it’s true. If you don’t believe us then go and watch Liberation Day, which is a documentary they made about the experience. Many of the songs from that film are featured here, as is the band’s interpretation of the Korean unification anthem ‘Arirang’. Features Marina Martensson and Silence’s Boris Benko.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Bauhaus - Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape

    Live actions from Bauhaus circa 1981 -1982, compiled from a variety of shows from Paris to Liverpool. Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape features all the best Bauhaus material from this time with added live energy, with particular highlights including an epic, near-ten-minute version of ‘Bela Lugosi's Dead’ and a cover of John Cale’s ‘Rosegarden Funeral Of Sores’.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Bauhaus - The Sky’s Gone Out

    Reissue of The Sky’s Gone Out, Bauhaus’ 1982 third album. With tracks like ‘Exquisite Corpse’ and ‘The Three Shadows’ (in three parts), this is a slice of full Goth-rock, beloved by all the serious Goths around. This reissue features freshly HD remastered audio, using the original master tapes as source.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Calexico - The Black Light (20th Anniversary Edition)

    The Black Light by Calexico was originally released 20 years ago so it seems fitting that we now have a 20th anniversary version to savour. It was the band’s second album, but probably the first to get them noticed. Their mix of mariachi brass, flamenco, indie rock and jazz wrapped up in dusty Americana was seamlessly blended to create a sound that is very much their own. Features a guest appearance from Howe Gelb of Giant Sand. Double LP and CD on City Slang.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Vessel - Queen of Golden Dogs

    Where Punish, Honey had Vessel twisting the sounds of 90s rave music into strange and brutal shapes, on Queen of Golden Dogs he's turned his sights to chamber music. To create its uncompromising mixture of mashed up cellos, violins, and pianos, Vessel spend 18 months alone in Wales where he was able to explore the whole gamut of human emotion. 

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Mansur Brown - Shiroi

    The Black Focus story grows ever more intertwined with Mansur Brown’s Shiroi. Brown contributed heavily to Yussef Kamaal’s acclaimed 2016 LP Black Focus. Earlier this year Kamaal Williams - one half of YK - set up a label of the same name as a home for his album The Return. Now Brown has become Williams’ first signing to the imprint. The virtuoso guitarist impresses across the eleven tracks of his debut record, marrying cascading licks with sloping neo-soul instrumentals.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    The Passengers - All Through The Night / New Life

    The Passengers injected pop sensibilities into the Belgian punk/new wave scene of the late ‘70s. They took all that was good from band’s who would frequent New York’s CBGBs and The Velvet Underground to make their music. They later evolved into Factory Records band, The Names. All Through The Night/New Life is one of two newly recorded 7” singles by the band. Clear vinyl, limited to 500 copies.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    The Passengers - Queen Of Weird / Danger Zone

    The Passengers hail from Brussels and in 1978 in their early 20s played a pop-oriented version of New York punk. Taking their cues from The Velvet Underground, Richard Hell, Television, and Talking Heads with the a hefty dose of Blondie. They evolved into The Names who were signed to Factory Records. Here we have two newly recorded songs by the band - Queen Of Weird  and Danger Zone. Clear vinyl 7” single, limited to 500 copies.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Torn Hawk - Time Is A Scam

    Luke Wyatt, the Brooklyn-based electronic musician behind Torn Hawk returns with his fifth album, Time Is A Scam. His previous albums have come to us via Valcron Video, Not For Fun Records and Mexican Summer. Now, he returns to L.I.E.S. though whom he released a number of EPs between 2012 and 2013. Double LP on L.I.E.S.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Ed Harcourt - Beyond The End

    Famed for writing exquisite pop songs that plough similar furrows to Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson on albums such as Here Be Monsters before turning his hand to being songwriter to the stars, Ed Harcourt follows his expansive major label debut, Furnaces (2016), with a real curveball. Beyond The End is an album of piano-led instrumentals, with inspiration taken from Saite, Mozart, Debussy, Max Richter, Philip Glass and Warren Ellis all imbued with Harcourt’s melodic and mournful sensibilities. LP and CD on Point Of Departure.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Bong - Live At Roadburn 2010, 2012, 2014

    Roadburn is Tilburg's premier festival of metal and the noise that exists adjacent to it. I'm pretty sure we had one of these live records from them when Gnod were doing their drone ritual business over there, and now we get one from Bong, the band so stoked on being stoned that their drummer puts his head down on his kit when they're doing the more Sunn O))) inspired bits. As slow and steady as you could possibly have a doom metal band, they're arguably at their best when playing out, so I'd say this is a good compromise for anyone who can't be bothered to leave their house.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Durand Jones & The Indications - Durand Jones & The Indications Live Vol. 1

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  • 23rd November 2018

    The Go Betweens - Right Here

    An Australian writer once described the Go Betweens as not only a great band but the sort of band with characters and personalities you could gossip about as if they were the cast of Neighbours. Their history is Fleetwood Mac-ish in it's relationship complexity. But it's also sad, inspiring and sometimes downright hilarious. They had the songs to be the biggest band in the 80s but it never really happened for them. This brilliant film documents the band from it's beginnings in Brisbane through it's various line ups and to it's ultimate sad dissolution. Essential viewing. 

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Baby Grandmothers - Merkurius

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Green River / U-Men - Away In A Manger / Blue Christmas

    Green River, the ‘80s Sub Pop band featured Mark Arm and Steve Turner who would go on to form Mudhoney and Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament who would later appear as part of Pearl Jam. U-Men were also a Seattle band with links to Gas Huffer and Monkeywrench. Each band recorded a Christmas song and it seemed neither would fit on any of the band’s albums. So here we have two pariahs consciously coupled on a 7” single: Green River’s Away In A Manger and U-Men’s version of Blue Christmas. Limited Edition 7” Single on Sub Pop

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Oren Ambarchi, Jim O'Rourke & U-zhaan - Hence

    Jim O’Rourke and Oren Ambarchi are capable of producing stunning work at the drop of a hat, both solo and in many many combinations. Here they continue their dreamy series of duo albums, with the exciting addition of tabla player U-zhaan. Hence features two sides of seamlessly developing sound that exude a casual, beautiful mastery. On Editions Mego.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Art Brut - Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out!

    Berlin-based indie rockers Art Brut are back together for their first album in 7 years. Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out! comes after lead vocalist Eddie Argos has lived a bit. In the intervening years he has been hospitalised, had a son, a relationship break-up, written a comic, a memoir and a musical. All this has informed the the upbeat post-punk that harks back to their 2005 album Bang Bang Rock and Roll. LP and CD on Alcopop!

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou - Fair Lady London

    Indie-folk couple, formerly of Indigo Moss and Danny & The Champions Of The World, Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou put their career on the back-burner for a few years to have a baby. Now they’re back with Fair Lady London, their fifth album. After having the luxury of a full studio and the experienced ears of Ethan Johns to produce their last album, they have stripped everything back and recorded this of a trusty ol’ Tascam 4-track recorder. Features a guest appearance from Danny George Wilson (Danny & The Champions Of The World, Grand Drive). LP and CD on Maiden Voyage.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Perfect Body / Zac White - Fields / Spent On You

    Cardiff’s Bubblewrap Collective brings you Cardiff’s Perfect Body and Cardiff’s Zac White with split EP Fields / Spent On You. Wafting up out of the Welsh city’s underground like some rockin’ spectre, Perfect Body strums out a mist of shoegazy psych-rock, while wee White, but twenty years of age, offers up jangling, pitch-wheezing riffery and vocals on the calmer end of garage.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Transmaniacon feat. Lydia Lunch and Maya Berlin - The Strange World Of Suzie Pellet

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Mikael Tariverdiev - Seventeen Moments of Spring

    Mikael Tariverdiev's score to the legendary (at least in ex-Soviet states) Seventeen Moments of Spring. Though Tariverdiev was initially reluctant to get involved, his soundtrack for the 12 part series would become one of the most iconic in the history of Russian filmmaking. The show follows a Soviet spy working undercover in Nazi Germany, and needed a score to match its weight and drama. Tariverdiev succeeded.

     

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Current 93 - Soft Black Stars

    Soft Black Stars was he 15th album by folk-based experimentalists Current 93. Originally released in 1998, the album came 15 years into the band’s career. This remastered 2LP reissue features two additional versions of closing track Chewing On Shadows, never before released on vinyl. For the curious and uninitiated, Antony & The Johnsons recorded their own version of the title track for their I Fell In Love With A Dead Boy EP. Double LP on The Spheres.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Beach Fossils - Beach Fossils

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Beach Fossils - What A Pleasure

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Beach Fossils - Clash The Truth + Demos

    Here we have a reissue of Clash The Truth, the second album by Brooklyn indie rock band, Beach Fossils. The album comes with a disc of demos that band leader Dustin Payseur made when initially conceiving the album. The album’s themes are based on Payseur’s childhood in the southern states and life as a young adult in New York. Pink coloured vinyl 2LP, limited to 1000 copies, on Bayonet.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Mark Sultan - Let Me Out

    Mark Sultan is described as an entrepreneur on his Wikipedia page for some reason. No citation. There are citations for his being part of the messy garage rock set playing with the likes of Black Lips and King Khan. And Let Me Out is messy garage rock. Guitars, heartfelt vocals, and a sense things could fall apart any second.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Ahmoudou Madassane - Zerzura (Original Soundtrack Recording)

    The soundtrack to Zerzura, the first every Saharan acid Western. It was composed by Ahmoudou Madassane who also wrote the film and acted in it. Once the film had been shot  recorded the whole soundtrack while watching it giving the music a powerful connection to the footage. He mostly used an electric guitar, playing in the Tuareg folk style.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Troupe Ecole Tudu - Oyiwane

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Tallawit Timbouctou - Hali Diallo

    Beloved Sahel Sounds continue their tireless project of supporting and distributing the great variety of local musicians in contemporary West African countries to listeners elsewhere. Here it’s Hali Diallo by Timbuktu trio Tallawit Timbouctou. The album is a single session of tehardine, vocals and upturned gourd percussion fed into homemade microphones and grimy amplifiers - gritty, hypnotic and full of joy.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    DOG Power - DOG Power

    Following a couple of singles, New Zealand duo DOG Power release their eponymous debut album. The duo are made up of Sam Perry, a singer songwriter with an indie pop slant, and Henry Nicol, an experimental musician. It’s probably down to the latter that, although the pair make pop music, it is brooding and dark. An obvious reference point would be early Depeche Mode, but there are also guitars slicing through the electronics. There’s something about them that most definitely ties them to the Flying Nun stable, too. LP on Flying Nun.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    The Gracious Losers - The Last of the Gracious Losers

    More creativity from Glasgow which is surely one of the UK's most productive cities. I went to a dog disco there  - it was incredible. Anyway this is the brainchild of one Jonathan Lilley and it features a 12 piece ensemble made out of people from Thrum, God Help the Girl and something called The Berrie Big Band. Influences include Neil Young and Van Morrison so this could be rather interesting. 

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  • 23rd November 2018

    L-Space - Kipple Arcadia

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Joe Kane / Radiophonic Tuckshop - Joe Kane / Radiophonic Tuckshop

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  • 23rd November 2018

    DMX Krew - Stellar Gateway

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Sympathy Nervous - Sympathy Nervous

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Songs: Ohia - Love & Work: The Lioness Sessions

    The Lioness was one of Jason Molina's most loved works under his Songs: Ohia moniker. This was the album he recorded in Scotland with Alasdair Roberts and members of Arab Strap guesting. This 2LP re-issue has been expanded to include  no less than seven outtakes from the sessions plus some other recordings from a Lissy's session. Totally essential for any fan of the man's work.  

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  • 23rd November 2018

    David Axelrod - Earth Rot

    Earth Rot was the third album by composer David Axelrod. It was also the final part of his Capitol trilogy which included Songs Of Innocence and Songs Of Experience. It was originally released in 1970 and bemoans the state of the environment in L.A. at the time. This reissue is a 2LP version which adds an instrumental version of the original choral LP, a request Axelrod made before his death in 2017. Limited edition 2LP, includes 28 page booklet on Now-Again.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Kev Brown - Minneapolis

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Czarface - Dog Days Of Tomorrow

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Herbie Hancock - Flood

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

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Robert Johnson - Cross Road Blues / Ramblin' On My Mind

    Robert Johnson is credited with laying down the blueprint that modern blues was built from. His influence can be seen in many blues players since such as Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Eric Clapton. Cross Road Blues and Ramblin’ On were recorded in 1936 and are featured together on this limited edition 10” single.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Pride - Pride

    Highly influential recorder, producer and composer David Axelrod teamed up with offspring Michael for this rather obscure project. Nooney Rickett’s mournful voice dances over Axelrod & Son Ltd.’s arrangements of faintly Latin-tinged, 1970s West-coast psych; all elegantly sun-baked, throat-parched and artfully dreary.

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  • 23rd November 2018

    Gloria Ann Taylor - Deep Inside You

    Apparently one of those records which goes for silly money online, a reissue is now available to your wallet’s relief of this classic soul number Deep Inside You by Gloria Ann Taylor. It’s a soulful, jazzy piece which oozes class. There are also the tracks What’s Your Word and Love is a Hurting Thing on this 12” vinyl.

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  • 24th November 2018

    Siglo XX - [BOX]

    Belgian band Siglo XX took their name from a Bolivian mine which was a site of social disorder. Their home city of Genk in 1978 was rife with unemployment and all the problems that can arise from that, so the band felt the name said something about where they had come from. Their music dances along the punk/goth/coldwave/darkwave fault line and comparisons to Joy Division are often made. Box contains the bands work from 1982-83 with mini LP, Answer and two EPs Art Of War and Dreams OF Pleasure. Box Set on Onderstroom, limited to 200 copies.

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  • 30th November 2018

    Misfits - Walk Among Us

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  • 30th November 2018

    Mike Cooper - White Shadows In The South Seas

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  • 30th November 2018

    Chris Carter - Miscellany

    Chris Carter the Throbbing Gristle / Chris & Cosey / Carter Tutti Void electronics wizard has collected some of his best solo work on this exquisite box set. You get the following albums, plus a booklet of unseen images (mainly of synthesizers):-

    Mondo Beat (1985) – clear vinyl
    Disobedient (1998) – double purple vinyl, includes new track 'Disobedient Redux'
    Small Moon (1999) – double white vinyl, includes new track 'Small Moon Redux'
    Archival Recordings 1973 to 1977 – blue vinyl – unreleased

    The CD edition does pretty much the same. All on silver CD editions.

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  • 30th November 2018

    Various - Breaking Bad (Music From The Original Series)

    Here’s something for those of you that want to take your love of Breaking Bad to the next level: Breaking Bad (Music From The Original Series) - a 5 10” LP box set. It features songs by Mick Harvey, Fujiya & Miyagi, The Association and Thee Oh Sees interspersed with bits of dialogue from the show. It also includes a poster, booklet and Pollos Hermanos badge. Numbered edition of 5000 on Music On Vinyl.

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  • 30th November 2018

    Feeling Kréyol - Las Palé

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  • 30th November 2018

    Siouxsie and The Banshees - Peepshow

    Here's where Siouxsie and the Banshees proved that they were more than just goth rock gloomsters. Lead single 'Peek-a-Boo' was an innovative slice of future pop laden with samples and electronic effects. The album contained further hits in 'The Killing Jar' and 'The Last Beat of My Heart' and showcased a vibrant and unpredictable album.  

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  • 30th November 2018

    Siouxsie and The Banshees - Hyaena

    An interesting anomaly in the Banshees large and sprawling back catalogue. The departed John McGeogh was replaced by none other than Sir Robert Smith of the Cure. Unsurprisingly perhaps it was the Banshees mine a dark underbelly miles away from the pop that was in the charts at the time. No hits but it forced Smith out of his stupour to go on and write some of the Cure's best and brightest songs once he'd escaped.    

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  • 30th November 2018

    Siouxsie and The Banshees - The Rapture

    The Rapture was the 11th and final studio album from Siouxsie and the Banshees and was part produced by John Cale. The album continued the band's legacy of producing innovative and fresh work at a time when many of their contemporaries had either split up or were treading water. Though not sporting any notable singles the record continued the Banshees obsession with the darker side of pop with disquieting lyrics to match.  

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  • 30th November 2018

    Siouxsie and The Banshees - Kaleidoscope

    Ah this is the classic one isn't it? The first with ‘Budgie’ on drums and  John McGeoch on guitar who would both play a part in transforming the Banshees sound. It contains two of their excellent breakthrough hits Happy House and Christine and is a more rounded and vibrant Banshees sound than ever. Now re-issued cut from the original tapes.    

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  • 30th November 2018

    David Bowie - Glastonbury 2000

    It's almost hard to fathom almost 20 years on that David Bowie's hair was so long and luxurious at his show at Glastonbury in 2000. But there you can see is pictorial evidence of it's length and lustre. It's only one reason why his performance was so legendary that night. Now for the first time you can hear (or see) the entire show which has never been broadcast in it's entirety. There's also bits and bats of extras too like David's diary from the night and a reprint of Caitlin Moran's original review of the show.    

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  • 30th November 2018

    Kate Bush - Remastered Part II

    Volume two of the Kate Bush Remastered CD box-set series features all of the later period Kate Bush material (from 2005’s Aerial to 2016’s live album Before The Dawn), plus a stack of rarities, including B-sides, covers and 12” mixes, all quite hard to get hold of. Hard to argue with this collection to be honest, especially with the shiny new remastering.

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  • 30th November 2018

    Kate Bush - Remastered in Vinyl III

    The third of the Kate Bush Remastered in Vinyl reissue series features three of the great artist’s more recent albums: the triumphantly-returning 2005 double album Aerial, her 2011 reworkings-of-earlier-material collection Director’s Cut, and 50 Words For Snow from the same year. All presented on vinyl in a very fine box-set from Parlophone.

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  • 30th November 2018

    Kate Bush - Remastered in Vinyl IV

    Tantalisingly obscure delights await you within the fourth of the four Kate Bush Remastered in Vinyl box-sets. Two volumes of B-sides, one volume of 12” mixes, and also In Others’ Words, a collection of cover versions (imagine having your song covered by Kate Bush!). Lots of rare wonders then, readily available on vinyl at last.

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  • 30th November 2018

    Kate Bush - Aerial

    In 2005, Kate Bush returned to recorded music for the first time in 12 years, with the beautiful Aerial. This is her only double album, featuring the two sides A Sea of Honey and A Sky of Honey, which is notably one long single suite about a summer’s day. Aerial has been remastered, and is now available to you on CD and vinyl again!

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  • 30th November 2018

    Kate Bush - Director's Cut

    This is where, instead of recording a new album, Kate went back to tracks recorded for her albums 'The Sensual World' and 'The Red Shoes' and reworked them using bits and pieces of the original recordings and new additions. The result is, as always, fascinating particularly the lead track 'Deeper Understanding' which just showcases how far ahead of the curve Kate has always been. 

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  • 30th November 2018

    Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow

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  • 30th November 2018

    Christoph De Babalon - Exquisite Angst

    A Colourful Storm present some choice cuts from the 1990s archives of snarling darkjungle beat-breaker Christoph De Babalon. Six of the tracks have hopped over from his self-released digital compilations The Haunting Past Of Christoph De Babalon I & II, but there’s a pair of hitherto-unheard beasts in here as well. Blackest Ever Black could trace its ancestry to this stuff.

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  • 30th November 2018

    Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit - Live at the Roundhouse

    Rosey-cheeked posho Johnny Flynn played at London’s Roundhouse to celebrate a decade of getting rich off his Downton Abbey-ass brand of Eton folk. He also brought his band of Merrie Men (who go by the The Sussex Wit, which is a bad name) along for some company. The recording of this gig is called - surprise, surprise - Live At The Roundhouse. This LP includes 24 songs, which means you could conceivably listen to one track an hour every day until you shuffle off into death.

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  • 30th November 2018

    My Brightest Diamond - A Million and One

    A Million And One is the seventh album by My Brightest Diamond AKA Shara Nova. It is a record she’s made for the city of Detroit, a city that holds a special place in her heart. Inspired by Stevie Wonder, The White Stripes, Carl Craig and Patti Smith, Nova has pulled in big-shot producer The Twilite Zone (Gorillaz, Common, Kanye West) and mixing engineer Andrew Scheps (Lana Del Rey, Adele, Red Hot Chilli Peppers) to strip back her layers to make instant impact. LP and CD on Rhyme and Reason Records.

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  • 30th November 2018

    Godflesh - Streetcleaner: Live At Roadburn 2011

    Streetcleaner is the second (some say definitive) album of Justin K. Broadrick’s legendary Godflesh, and Roadburn is the Dutch festival renowned by fans of heavy music the world over. On this record, the two meet one another, with Godflesh playing a beefed-up version of the album in front of a rapturous live audience at the festival in 2011. Definitely a new flavour added to Streetcleaner here. Released by Roadburn Records.

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  • 30th November 2018

    Specimens - In The Dust Of Idols

    Let the existential malaise of winter well and truly set in, and do it to the new Specimens record. The boss of the excellent emerging label First Terrace, Alex Ives' solo work is marked by a keen ear for the various modes of ambient music, from Lawrence English's potent and fuzzy drone to the loops of William Basinski. In the Dust of Idols contemplates death and what comes after it, but sounds beautiful in the process.

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  • 30th November 2018

    Various - Space Is The Plaice

    Big old super-compilation by the Pussyfoot label, featuring tracks from twenty-eight artists, all intersecting in some way with the theme of space, with all the attendant implications of prog wildness and synth-futurism. Artists featured included Ancient Lights with Flowdan, Jacknife Lee, Pye Corner Audio and Fantastic Plastic Machine: something here for everyone no doubt.

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  • 30th November 2018

    IDLES / Heavy Lungs - Danny Nedelko / Blood Brother

    IDLES (do I have to write it in capitals?) are surfing a wave of success following their noisy dancing and recent album, Joy As An Act Of Resistance. Now, they are using their success to give a helping hand to fellow Bristol band, Heavy Lungs. Heavy Lungs are fronted by Danny Nedelko no less, a Ukrainian immigrant, friend of the band and subject of Idles much loved anthem which is featured here. Heavy Lungs contribute Blood Brother, a song about IDLES singer Joe Talbot. Split 7” on Partisan Records.

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  • 30th November 2018

    Finlay Shakespeare - Routine

    Bristol-based Finlay Shakespeare is new to the Editions Mego label. His Routine EP announces his arrival in no uncertain terms - an electro beast providing a beefed-up blend of AFX, New Order and Cabaret Voltare and techno pop. Mastered by Russell Haswell. 7” on Editions Mego with artwork by Nik Void.

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  • 30th November 2018

    Tiger Hatchery - Breathing In The Walls

    Imagine cracking an egg only to be confronted by a tiger! Chicago’s Tiger Hatchery are a power jazz trio, which basically means they play jazz but with a bit bit of a noise-rock slant. Rooted in the tradition of free jazz by Mike Forbes’ saxophone, the meaty rock comes from the powerful drumming of Ben Billington. Underpinning it all is bass player Andrew Scott-Young, who is credited as playing ‘basses’. I hope that means ‘more than one bass at a time’ because that would be badass. Breathing In The Walls is their new album, the follow-up to 2013’s Sun Worship. LP and CD on ESP Disk.

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  • 30th November 2018

    Rob - Hell Fire

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  • 30th November 2018

    Farai - Rebirth

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  • 7th December 2018

    Bauhaus - Crackle

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  • 7th December 2018

    Karen Dalton - The Karen Dalton Archives Box

    Loads and loads of Karen Dalton here in this handsome box, which is attractively designed to look like an old studio tape box. Three LPs and four CDs contain beautifully remastered versions of the live album Cotton Eyed Joe, the home recordings of Green Rocky Road, and a tantalising collection of previously unreleased (!) home recordings. Plus a book of treats from the Dalton archives and a DVD. Get stuck in.

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  • 7th December 2018

    Bauhaus - Burning From The Inside

    Reissue of 1983’s Burning From The Inside, the fourth and final album made by Bauhaus in their original incarnation before their split that same year. Illness meant less Peter Murphy and more from the rest of the band, with interesting results. Includes ‘She’s In Parties’. This reissue features freshly HD remastered audio, using the original master tapes as source.

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  • 7th December 2018

    Massive Attack - Mezzanine [2018 Remaster]

    Very exciting 20th anniversary remaster of Massive Attack's 1998 album Mezzanine, the kind of album that constantly finds itself on lists of the best albums of all time without losing any of its cool. Massive Attack took the trip-hop sound they had helped define and mixed it with a more rock-y energy to make something intriguing and unique. Comes with a disc of dub remixes by Mad Professor

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  • 7th December 2018

    Public Service Broadcasting - White Star Liner

    40,000 copies sold of their last album.... selling out the Albert Hall? Well our favourite 'putting-bits-of-old-commentary-over-second-rate-post-rock' lot are back with a 4 track EP which you could have got for free by taping off 6 Music when it was broadcast. This time they have turned their attention to that time the Titanic went down. Whatever half remembered nostalgic subject will they latch onto next?  

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  • 7th December 2018

    Richard Swift - The Hex

    Richard Swift sadly died on 3rd July, 2018. He was 41 years old. The gifted musician, songwriter, producer and filmmaker had worked with a number of acts in his career including Damien Jurado, The Shins, Foxygen (producing their first and best album) and The Black Keys. The Hex is Swift's final album which he completed shortly before his death. He put everything into this record - from cathartic songs about his late sister and mother to a patchwork of influences such as Doo-Wop, Wall of Sound, Funkadelic, Captain Beefheart, Bo Diddley and Link Wray. It’s a real shame that it will be his last album, but it looks like he has unwittingly saved the best until last. LP and CD on Secretly Canadian.

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  • 7th December 2018

    Daniel Knox - Chasescene

    Chicagoan vibrato-on-legs Daniel Knox scrambles Jarvis Cocker and Nina Natasia to lend their talents to new album Chasescene. Knox’s heartfelt, mongrel style of piano playing and weary, croaky voice drive his cinematic and noirish representations of nighttime heartbreak, intrigue and disarray in the windy city.

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  • 7th December 2018

    AMOR - Sinking Into A Miracle

    Amor are a Glasgow-based dance outfit. Their eclectic line-up bleeds eclecticism into their music, however. The band consist of avant-garde musician Richard Youngs, Turner Prize nominee Luke Fowler, Paul Thompson who played drums with Franz Ferdinand and Norwegian minimalist composer Michael Francis Duch. Their debut album, Sinking Into A Miracle, was recorded at Chem 19 in Glasgow, the place where all those Delgados and Arab Strap records were made and produced by Paul Savage and Richard McMaster of Golden Teacher. LP and CD on Night School.

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  • 7th December 2018

    ZOFFF - IV

    Freely improvised super-psych space-rock from ZOFFF, the strong Brighton outfit featuring the talents of Al Strachan. IV documents a live show at the Green Door Store, in which the band were joined by Terry Bickers and Jo Spratley. The gang built up to a ferocious and richly textured high, and maintained it for forty thrilling minutes. Vinyl release on Flashback.

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  • 7th December 2018

    Disclosure - Moonlight

    Critically acclaimed and commercially successful Surrey-based electronic duo, Disclosure delve into previously uncharted waters with their new mini-LP, Moonlight. The tracks are a mix of African rhythms, vocal jazz, disco and deep house - sample based and picked from genres that the pair have always loved, but never recorded. 180g limited edition mini-LP on Island.

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  • 7th December 2018

    Lubomyr Melnyk - Fallen Trees

    I can't stress enough how easy it is to write a description for Lubomyr Melnyk. You just bold his name, talk about how obscenely fast he plays the piano and sit back. Something he never does, because he's too busy playing the piano so fast. For his 70th birthday he's releasing Fallen Trees on Erased Tapes, who are having their 10th birthday; this could all get a little confusing but effectively this music perfectly distills the way Melnyk uses his extremely technical playing style to create resonant imagery -- this time evoking the environments he saw passing him by on a long European train journey.

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  • 7th December 2018

    Richard Pinhas - Chronolyse

    Chronolyse was first released in 1977 (but only in France), as a sideline to Richard Pinhas’ activities in Heldon, the synth-prog experimentalists whose reputation is growing ever stronger. This is an LP of properly exploratory proportions, Moog arpeggios expanding everywhere. White vinyl reissue from Cuneiform.

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  • 7th December 2018

    Richard Pinhas - East West

    Here we have the fourth solo album by Richard Pinhas of Heldon, notable in part for being his only album released on a major label. That means that Mr. Pinhas had some larger resources at his disposal, and also that he scaled back the track-lengths to pop song levels (though the sounds are all Pinhas baby). Reissued now by Bureau B.

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  • 7th December 2018

    Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert - Ghost Stories For Christmas

    Who would you rather spend time with in The Most Wonderful Time of the Year than Aidan Moffat? He's bound to be a cheery presence around the table and here hooks up with pal RM Hubbert for an album of Christmas themed songs including a rendition of Mud's 'Lonely This Christmas'. Also contains their version of Yazoo's 'Only You' which is kind of Christmassy after it was covered by the Flying Pickets.    

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  • 14th December 2018

    The Top Of The Poppers - Sing And Play The Hits Of David Bowie

    Remember when you'd walk into Kwiksave or Checkpoint in the 70s and 80 and hear bad cover versions of the chart hits of the day playing over the tannoy? Well these were from Pickwick Records budget albums that were made to save money on using the real songs. So it was cheaper to get a load of session musicians into a studio, set them up, record and mix them then press the record rather than just play the original. Well here is a compilation of all these fake tracks that were made for David Bowie songs. Bowie is the perfect artist for this kind of insane folly. Apparently the man himself loved them and now is your chance to hear them for yourself.   

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  • 14th December 2018

    Selling - On Reflection

    What happens when two Big Names in electronic music - to wit, Gold Panda and Half of Simian Mobile Disco - join creative forces and make an album? Selling, that’s what. And likely the selling of the Selling record. Seems that GP provides the fuzzy warmth while Jas Shaw lends his shiny techno craft and between them good thing happen.

    Due in: only 57 sleeps to go
  • 31st December 2099

    Kanye West - ye

    The shy and retiring Kanye West drops the eighth LP of what, to this point, has been a relatively uneventful career. By Yeezy’s standards, ye is short and sweet. Seven tunes, about twenty-five minutes in length, and only a couple of guests. Barely more than an EP really. But the thing about this Kanye fella is when he has something to say, even if it’s not very much, the people will listen.

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  • 11th January 2019

    Mac DeMarco / Haruomi Hosono - Honey Moon

    Turns out that Mac DeMarco is a huge fan of Japanese legend Haruomi Hosono and as part of this ongoing series from Lights in the Attic has chosen to cover 'Honey Moon' in his inimitable style whilst also singing in Japanese. You'll remember this series from the time Ariel Pink covered Donnie & Joe Emerson's 'Baby' and the format remains the same here  - you get the cover on the A side and the original on the flip.  

    Due in: only 85 sleeps to go
  • 11th January 2019

    You Tell Me - You Tell Me

    You Tell Me is the new project from Field Music’s Peter Brewis and Admiral Fallow’s Sarah Hayes. After working together on the last Field Music album, Open Here,(check out the closing track ‘Find A Way To Keep Me’ to hear Sarah Hayes’ flute & vocal work) they’ve decided there’s enough of a musical spark to work as a duo. The album’s theme centres around communication which extends to the sharing of ideas between new musical collaborators. LP and CD on Memphis Industries, including two 'indies only' limited vinyl versions - but be quick!

    Due in: only 85 sleeps to go
  • 11th January 2019

    Tallies - Tallies

    Tallies are very new and very upbeat indie-pop four-piece from Toronto, Canada. From their guitar work influences such as The Durutti Column and Johnny Marr, are clear to see, whilst the vocals hint at the Cocteau Twins and The Sundays. All this is filtered through a Beach Boys surf vibe. LP and CD on Fear Of Missing Out.

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  • 11th January 2019

    Khana Bierbood - Strangers From The Far East

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  • 18th January 2019

    Secret Machines - Ten Silver Drops

    Secret Machines were a New York-based Texan three-piece space rock band. They featured two brothers, Benjamin and Brandon Curtis along with drummer Josh Garza. Ten Silver Drops was the band's second album, originally released in 2006. Benjamin Curtis left after this album to form The School Of Seven Bells, however, he sadly died in 2013. Ten Silver Drops followed-up their debut LP Nowhere Is Nowhere making their galactic melodies and Bonham-esque drums even bigger in the process. They made one album after this before disbanding, however, internet rumours of a reunion are rife. 180g numbered limited edition vinyl including a bonus LP of B-sides and rarities. On Run Out Groove.

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  • 18th January 2019

    Lost Under Heaven - Love Hates What You Become

    Ebony Hoorn and Ellery James Roberts (both of Manchester’s Wu Lyf) return with a second LP from their newer project Lost Under Heaven. The soberingly-titled, Mute-released Love Hates What You Become is solid, emotive alt-rock brimming with unrestrained vocal expression and lovely production. A band really going for it.

    Due in: only 92 sleeps to go
  • 18th January 2019

    The Twilight Sad - IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME

    A few years ago it seemed like the Twilight Sad had had their day. Despite releasing a string of brilliant records they hadn't really crossed over to the success they deserved. Yet all of a sudden here they are with what could be the biggest album of their career. They've used the opportunity to make some pretty wild punctuation experiments and are very fond of the forward slash. Hopefully this will help their mopey Scottish noise pop get an audience amongst the hoards of people who have seen them support the likes of the Cure and Editors.  

    Due in: only 92 sleeps to go
  • 18th January 2019

    Steve Mason - About The Light

    The Beta Band are a distant image in the rear view mirror of Steve Mason these days. Following their break up he continued under the King Biscuit Time moniker before releasing Boys Outside (2010) under his own name. About The Light is his fourth solo album. Previously all of his solo albums have been made alone, this time he got his live band involved from the start to try and capture the energy of their live show. Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, Kaiser Chiefs) produced the album. LP and CD on Domino imprint Double Six.

    Due in: only 92 sleeps to go
  • 18th January 2019

    Night Beats - Myth Of A Man

    Night Beats with their fourth studio LP here (and the second they’ve put out via Heavenly). The press release for Myth Of A Man claims that this is a record that can already go toe-to-toe with the classics. It might be a bit early to be making such proclamations, but this is certainly a well-heeled collection of Lee Hazlewood-esque psych-country.

    Due in: only 92 sleeps to go
  • 18th January 2019

    RYD - RYD

    RYD is the recording moniker of Ryan Downie, a producer and songwriter from North London. He takes inspiration from Bon Iver, Missy Elliott and Timbaland to create his songs that blend the crystalline sound of electronics with some heart-wrenching themes and ethereal production. Self-titled debut LP and CD on 37 Adventures.

    Due in: only 92 sleeps to go
  • 18th January 2019

    Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow

    Remind Me Tomorrow is the first album in four years by Sharon Van Etten. Despite not making any solo albums in that time she’s been rather busy having a baby, gaining psychology qualifications, working with David Lynch and writing a score for the movie, Strange Weather. All this action has lead to her making a more upbeat album. Produced and arranged by John Congleton. LP or CD on Jagjaguwar.

    Due in: only 92 sleeps to go
  • 18th January 2019

    Go Dark - Neon Young

    Bella Union, home to Beach House, Horse Thief, Mercury Rev, Pom Poko, Psychic Markers and many other two-word bands add two-word band Go Dark (Crash Gallegos and Anticon veteran Doseone Drucker) to their roster. No doubt the label was delighted to discover that the album too boasts a two-word title, Neon Young. Moreover it’s a fine wodge of cyberpunk synthpop, full of aggressive energy and razor production.

    Due in: only 92 sleeps to go
  • 18th January 2019

    Angelo De Augustine - Tomb

    We absolutely loved Angelo De Augustine's Swim Inside the Moon LP here at the towers and so are exited to hear this follow up in which label boss and all round quiet genius  Sufjan Stevens guests. De Augustine's sound in fact isn't that far away from Steven's hushed balladry,lots of creaking acoustic guitars, quiet pianos and mournful songs of heartbreak. You know the score.  

    Due in: only 92 sleeps to go
  • 25th January 2019

    Charlene Soraia - Where's My Tribe

    Music just like they (apparently) used to make it. Charlene Soraia recorded Where’s My Tribe at home in her flat, using just voice and guitar and generally using just the first take. Consequently these are songs with a great feeling of intimacy and directness, although they also sound impressively accomplished for such a genesis. Released by Peacefrog.

    Due in: only 99 sleeps to go
  • 25th January 2019

    Blood Red Shoes - Get Tragic

    Look how airbrushed they are now. This is probably the point in the biography of Blood Red Shoes where all hell breaks loose. They'd already split up once and gone off in very separate ways before reconvening until the guitarist broke her arm after falling off a motorbike. Her mother might well be furious with her but it led to the band using more synths and exploring new sounds and then going to LA (as you do) to make this 'comeback' album. It's one of those that could be brilliant or terrible. Let's find out...

    Due in: only 99 sleeps to go
  • 25th January 2019

    Mark Stewart and The Maffia - Learning To Cope With Cowardice / The Lost Tapes (Definitive Edition)

    Learning To Cope With Cowardice was the debut solo album by The Pop Group vocalist and post-punk pioneer Mark Stewart and The Maffia. This reissue, regarded as the definitive edition, is coupled with The Lost Tapes. Following the break-up of The Pop Group in 1980, Stewart went to New York and began picking up ideas for an industrial hip-hop sound. With the help of producer Adrian Sherwood and crack team of reggae musicians including ‘Deadly’ Headley Bennett and Bonjo Iyabinghi (African Head Charge) the vision became a reality. Originally released in 1983. Double LP and CD on Mute.

    Due in: only 99 sleeps to go
  • 25th January 2019

    Pavo Pavo - Mystery Hour

    By the time Brooklyn group Pavo Pavo’s Oliver Hill and Eliza Bagg were writing new album Mystery Hour, they had ended their romantic relationship. This is sad. Nonetheless, they managed to harness the emotional rollercoaster of separation for creativity, leading to a dreamy, moving indie pop record. This is good.

    Due in: only 99 sleeps to go
  • 1st February 2019

    White Lies - Five

    Five is the er….fifth album by London three-piece White Lies. The facts Normanites might like to know is that it was produced by Ed Buller (Suede, Boo Radleys, Pulp etc) and mixed by Alan Moulder (JAMC, Ride, NIN etc) and Killing Joke bassist and renowned producer, Flood, plays synth on it a bit too. LP and CD on PIAS.

    Due in: only 106 sleeps to go
  • 8th February 2019

    Parekh & Singh - Science City

    Parekh & Singh present their second LP, and boy is it lush. Science City perhaps lands somewhere between the gorgeous dream-pop of Beach House and the textured arrangements of Grizzly Bear: in any case, its eleven tracks make up a beautiful and rich listen. Science City  is released by the Peacefrog label.

    Due in: only 113 sleeps to go
  • 15th February 2019

    RY X - Unfurl

    Ry X, real name, Ry Cumming, is an Australian singer/songwriter but not the kind who sits there with a guitar and strums his feelings away. He builds soundscapes with skittering drums and clicks and gently sings his heart out over them. It could be said there’s a similarity to Bon Iver, but I wouldn’t really want to force that comparison through. His new album, Unfurl, is his third. LP and CD on Infectious Music.

    Due in: only 120 sleeps to go
  • 15th February 2019

    Yann Tiersen - ALL

    Emotive ivories motifsmith Yann Tiersen has a new studio, venue and community centre named The Eskal on ol’ Ushant, the Breton Celtic Sea island he calls home. ALL is his first album recorded in this studio. It features basslines dancing with emotive right-hand arpeggios on the ivories, evocative field recordings of things such as children’s voices and charming reversed-tape textures with post-rock guitar ambience. ALL you could ever want.

    Due in: only 120 sleeps to go
  • 22nd February 2019

    Du Blonde - Lung Bread For Daddy

    Du Blonde is the alter ego of Beth Jeans Houghton, whose first album Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose (2012) was released under her own name with the backing band The Hooves Of Destiny. Since then she has made one previous album under the Du Blonde moniker, Welcome Back To Milk (2015). Her new album, Lung Bread For Daddy sees her taking from both previous albums, mixing proto-punk, psych rock and ‘70s songwriter styles. Lyrically she is unflinching in her catharsis with themes of loneliness, anxiety and the problems arising from living in too many different places. LP and CD on Moshi Moshi.

    Due in: only 127 sleeps to go
  • 7th December 2018

    Bauhaus - Crackle

    Due in: only 50 sleeps to go
  • 7th December 2018

    Karen Dalton - The Karen Dalton Archives Box

    Loads and loads of Karen Dalton here in this handsome box, which is attractively designed to look like an old studio tape box. Three LPs and four CDs contain beautifully remastered versions of the live album Cotton Eyed Joe, the home recordings of Green Rocky Road, and a tantalising collection of previously unreleased (!) home recordings. Plus a book of treats from the Dalton archives and a DVD. Get stuck in.

    Due in: only 50 sleeps to go
  • 7th December 2018

    Bauhaus - Burning From The Inside

    Reissue of 1983’s Burning From The Inside, the fourth and final album made by Bauhaus in their original incarnation before their split that same year. Illness meant less Peter Murphy and more from the rest of the band, with interesting results. Includes ‘She’s In Parties’. This reissue features freshly HD remastered audio, using the original master tapes as source.

    Due in: only 50 sleeps to go
  • 7th December 2018

    Massive Attack - Mezzanine [2018 Remaster]

    Very exciting 20th anniversary remaster of Massive Attack's 1998 album Mezzanine, the kind of album that constantly finds itself on lists of the best albums of all time without losing any of its cool. Massive Attack took the trip-hop sound they had helped define and mixed it with a more rock-y energy to make something intriguing and unique. Comes with a disc of dub remixes by Mad Professor

    Due in: only 50 sleeps to go
  • 7th December 2018

    Public Service Broadcasting - White Star Liner

    40,000 copies sold of their last album.... selling out the Albert Hall? Well our favourite 'putting-bits-of-old-commentary-over-second-rate-post-rock' lot are back with a 4 track EP which you could have got for free by taping off 6 Music when it was broadcast. This time they have turned their attention to that time the Titanic went down. Whatever half remembered nostalgic subject will they latch onto next?  

    Due in: only 50 sleeps to go
  • 7th December 2018

    Richard Swift - The Hex

    Richard Swift sadly died on 3rd July, 2018. He was 41 years old. The gifted musician, songwriter, producer and filmmaker had worked with a number of acts in his career including Damien Jurado, The Shins, Foxygen (producing their first and best album) and The Black Keys. The Hex is Swift's final album which he completed shortly before his death. He put everything into this record - from cathartic songs about his late sister and mother to a patchwork of influences such as Doo-Wop, Wall of Sound, Funkadelic, Captain Beefheart, Bo Diddley and Link Wray. It’s a real shame that it will be his last album, but it looks like he has unwittingly saved the best until last. LP and CD on Secretly Canadian.

    Due in: only 50 sleeps to go
  • 7th December 2018

    Daniel Knox - Chasescene

    Chicagoan vibrato-on-legs Daniel Knox scrambles Jarvis Cocker and Nina Natasia to lend their talents to new album Chasescene. Knox’s heartfelt, mongrel style of piano playing and weary, croaky voice drive his cinematic and noirish representations of nighttime heartbreak, intrigue and disarray in the windy city.

    Due in: only 50 sleeps to go
  • 7th December 2018

    AMOR - Sinking Into A Miracle

    Amor are a Glasgow-based dance outfit. Their eclectic line-up bleeds eclecticism into their music, however. The band consist of avant-garde musician Richard Youngs, Turner Prize nominee Luke Fowler, Paul Thompson who played drums with Franz Ferdinand and Norwegian minimalist composer Michael Francis Duch. Their debut album, Sinking Into A Miracle, was recorded at Chem 19 in Glasgow, the place where all those Delgados and Arab Strap records were made and produced by Paul Savage and Richard McMaster of Golden Teacher. LP and CD on Night School.

    Due in: only 50 sleeps to go
  • 7th December 2018

    ZOFFF - IV

    Freely improvised super-psych space-rock from ZOFFF, the strong Brighton outfit featuring the talents of Al Strachan. IV documents a live show at the Green Door Store, in which the band were joined by Terry Bickers and Jo Spratley. The gang built up to a ferocious and richly textured high, and maintained it for forty thrilling minutes. Vinyl release on Flashback.

    Due in: only 50 sleeps to go
  • 7th December 2018

    Disclosure - Moonlight

    Critically acclaimed and commercially successful Surrey-based electronic duo, Disclosure delve into previously uncharted waters with their new mini-LP, Moonlight. The tracks are a mix of African rhythms, vocal jazz, disco and deep house - sample based and picked from genres that the pair have always loved, but never recorded. 180g limited edition mini-LP on Island.

    Due in: only 50 sleeps to go
  • 7th December 2018

    Lubomyr Melnyk - Fallen Trees

    I can't stress enough how easy it is to write a description for Lubomyr Melnyk. You just bold his name, talk about how obscenely fast he plays the piano and sit back. Something he never does, because he's too busy playing the piano so fast. For his 70th birthday he's releasing Fallen Trees on Erased Tapes, who are having their 10th birthday; this could all get a little confusing but effectively this music perfectly distills the way Melnyk uses his extremely technical playing style to create resonant imagery -- this time evoking the environments he saw passing him by on a long European train journey.

    Due in: only 50 sleeps to go
  • 7th December 2018

    Richard Pinhas - Chronolyse

    Chronolyse was first released in 1977 (but only in France), as a sideline to Richard Pinhas’ activities in Heldon, the synth-prog experimentalists whose reputation is growing ever stronger. This is an LP of properly exploratory proportions, Moog arpeggios expanding everywhere. White vinyl reissue from Cuneiform.

    Due in: only 50 sleeps to go
  • 7th December 2018

    Richard Pinhas - East West

    Here we have the fourth solo album by Richard Pinhas of Heldon, notable in part for being his only album released on a major label. That means that Mr. Pinhas had some larger resources at his disposal, and also that he scaled back the track-lengths to pop song levels (though the sounds are all Pinhas baby). Reissued now by Bureau B.

    Due in: only 50 sleeps to go
  • 7th December 2018

    Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert - Ghost Stories For Christmas

    Who would you rather spend time with in The Most Wonderful Time of the Year than Aidan Moffat? He's bound to be a cheery presence around the table and here hooks up with pal RM Hubbert for an album of Christmas themed songs including a rendition of Mud's 'Lonely This Christmas'. Also contains their version of Yazoo's 'Only You' which is kind of Christmassy after it was covered by the Flying Pickets.    

    Due in: only 50 sleeps to go
  • 14th December 2018

    The Top Of The Poppers - Sing And Play The Hits Of David Bowie

    Remember when you'd walk into Kwiksave or Checkpoint in the 70s and 80 and hear bad cover versions of the chart hits of the day playing over the tannoy? Well these were from Pickwick Records budget albums that were made to save money on using the real songs. So it was cheaper to get a load of session musicians into a studio, set them up, record and mix them then press the record rather than just play the original. Well here is a compilation of all these fake tracks that were made for David Bowie songs. Bowie is the perfect artist for this kind of insane folly. Apparently the man himself loved them and now is your chance to hear them for yourself.   

    Due in: only 57 sleeps to go
  • 14th December 2018

    Selling - On Reflection

    What happens when two Big Names in electronic music - to wit, Gold Panda and Half of Simian Mobile Disco - join creative forces and make an album? Selling, that’s what. And likely the selling of the Selling record. Seems that GP provides the fuzzy warmth while Jas Shaw lends his shiny techno craft and between them good thing happen.

    Due in: only 57 sleeps to go
  • 31st December 2099

    Kanye West - ye

    The shy and retiring Kanye West drops the eighth LP of what, to this point, has been a relatively uneventful career. By Yeezy’s standards, ye is short and sweet. Seven tunes, about twenty-five minutes in length, and only a couple of guests. Barely more than an EP really. But the thing about this Kanye fella is when he has something to say, even if it’s not very much, the people will listen.

    Due in: only 29659 sleeps to go