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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?


  • Thursday 19th September 2019

    Complete Walkthru - Scrolls

    Complete Walkthru is the alias of Max McFerren who makes weird, glacial cyber-IDM. His debut record 'Scrolls' is chock-a-block with dense rhythms, ambient pads, and post-digital anxiety. It deals with themes of privacy and gentrification within a hyper-digital world. His YouTube channel is an interesting watch, where he live-streams his Ableton sessions; perhaps if he's concerned about privacy he shouldn't be doing that...

    Due in: today
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Marcus Fjellström - Gebrauchsmusik

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Marcus Fjellström - Schattenspieler

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    The Districts - The Districts

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    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: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Loidis (Huerco S.) - A Parade, In The Place I Sit, The Floating World (& All Its Pleasures)

    The second 12" to drop on Hank Jackson’s Anno Records comes courtesy of NYC techno oddball Huerco S. under his Loidis moniker. A Parade features three minimal club tracks replete with chirruping synth motifs and the odd dub-techno bassline. The title track is a hypnotic, edge-of-the-dancefloor delight. Imagine a more adventurous Levon Vincent.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Lo Kindre - Chlorophytum

    Lo Kindre is the work of one Daniel Magee whose interests include dubby electronics, West German drumming, and vintage Italian football commentary. Chlorophytum has Magee merging all of these for 12th Isle in a way that is hugely playful and engrossing. Magee has previous released on Optimo Music.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Max de Wardener - Kolmar

    Max de Wardener makes his debut appearance for Village Green Recordings with his latest album Kolmar, deliberately selected strange and sometimes redundant instruments from the early-to-mid 20th century. Fans of classic krautrock, particularly very early Kraftwerk and prime-time Can, are sure to love it! 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Der Blutharsch / Skullflower - Angel of Darkness

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Hiss Golden Messenger - Terms Of Surrender

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

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Neurosis & Jarboe - Neurosis & Jarboe

    In 2003, two titans of heavyweight music joined forces on one CD: Jarboe of Swans fame, and the mighty Neurosis. The resulting self-titled album is a fearful monument of epic textures and dark words, fully-delivering on the vast promise of the collaboration. Bob Weston has remastered the album from scratch for this reissue, meaning even finer sonics. On Neurot.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Thurston Moore - Spirit Counsel

    Spirit Counsel by Thruston Moore is a 3 CD box set containing instrumental pieces that he’s recorded over the last year or so. The pieces are reflective and meditative. Moore takes inspiration from Alice Coltrane, Glenn Branca and Sun Ra. Among the musicians appearing on the recordings are Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine) and David Toop.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Giant Sand - Recounting The Ballads Of Thin Line Men

    It seems alt. Country trailblazers, Giant Sand, returning to their early albums and re-recording them with the addition of some new ideas is becoming a thing. In 2018 they released Returns To The Valley of Rain, which saw them having another stab at their debut album Valley of Rain. Now they are doing the same with Recounting The Ballads of Thin Line Men - a new version of their 1986 sophomore effort, The Ballad of a Thin Line Man.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Chastity Belt - Chastity Belt

    Following a re-energising 18 months or so recording solo or playing with different bands, Washington’s Chastity Belt return with a fourth album of thoughtful and expressive punk. A self-titled effort, it was recorded with Jay Som’s Melina Duterte and saw the quartet force themselves out of their comfort zone, adding newer sonic elements to the mix. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Hieroglyphic Being - A Synthetic Love Life Vol 3

    More astral acid from Hieroglyphic Being here. A Synthetic Love Life Vol. 3 contains four further wedges of Jamal Moss’s idiosyncratic club tackle. Anyone familiar with the producer’s style will know that there’s no-one who can take the old Midwest house/techno sounds to strange new places quite like Hieroglyphic Being (maybe the closest competitor is Afrikan Sciences, but he doesn't have the dancefloor rigour of Moss). A Synthetic Love Life Vol. 3 proves that all over again while also ratcheting up the tempo a little at times - the opening and closing cuts sound like juke on the moon.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Loraine James - For You And I

    Growing up in Enfield, Loraine James would hear sounds as disparate as heavy metal, grime, jazz, electronica and steel drum bands swirling around in her environment. She is also very happily in a same sex relationship. Her album, For You and I takes in all of her musical influences and expresses how she feels about the woman she loves. She’s happy and she wants to share her happiness via a loose, genre-melding jam. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Fumio Miyashita - “Wave” Sounds Of The Universe

    Beautiful vinyl re-issue of “Wave” Sounds of the Universe, the 1983 album from Japanese musician Fumio Miyashita. With a career that’s taken in musicals, progressive rock bands and academia in medicine and music therapy, Wave is a work of true beauty. Also the first in a re-issue series of Miyashita’s discography. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Automat - Automat

    'Automat' by Automat is, for the uninitiated, what can only be described as a space disco album. The Italian duo of Romano Musumarra and Claudio Gizzi were inspired after meeting ground-breaking electronic instrument maker Mario Maggi. The album includes the track ‘Droid’, a classic piece of early electronica. Originally released in 1978, Automat is reissued by Tempo Dischi.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Yacht - Chain Tripping

    Dance-punk veterans Yacht give us their seventh studio album, and third on impeccable imprint DFA. Recorded between their home in L.A. and a studio in Texas, Chain Tripping sees Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans in strikingly different mood than normal, utilising AI and machine-learning technology to push their art past new boundaries. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Roland Kayn - Scanning (1982-1983)

    Roland Kayn aficionados of the world will be mighty pleased with this new mega-release. Scanning is one of the lost gems of Kayn’s catalogue, a ten-CD set of cybernetic compositions that has only previously been performed live on a couple of occasions. Now Kayn’s daughter Ilse reboots his Reiger Records Reeks to bring this mammoth boxset to the world. Scanning represents another crucial chapter in the work of one experimental electronic music’s principle players. Remastered by Jim O’Rourke, no less.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    The Olympians - Midnight Movement / Stand Still

    The Olympians are one of those revivalist soul acts in the vein of Charles Bradley and the Dap-Kings - indeed, the Olympians actually share members with the latter (and the Expressions, and the Menahan Street Band). It’s no surprise, then, that they’ve caught the attention of Daptone Records in recent years. After releasing the Olympians’ debut LP back in 2016, the Brooklyn imprint now reissue ‘Midnight Movement’ and ‘Stand Still’, a couple of early Stax-style jams that The Olympians put out on the now-defunct Truth & Soul imprint at the end of the 2000s.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Tokyo Shoegazer - Crystallize

    It's very difficult to know what sort of music Tokyo Shoegazer make, I know. 'Crystallize' was originally released in 2011 and rather than just leaning all the way into pedal fetishism, shows a band who can just pull of the quiet bits just as easily as the loud ones. Those loud bits do sound really good mind.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Brijean - Walkie Talkie

    Brijean Murphy is the drummer who keeps the metronome ticking in U.S. Girls and others. On 'Walkie Talkie' she collaborates with producer Doug Stuart to create a collection of pop songs that are influenced by jazz and latin musics. Of course, the percussion rhythms on show are groovy and utterly captivating.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    La Troupe - Dancing

    Erezioni continues in its quest to unearth hidden treasures from European disco history. After the sell-out success of Liquid Mask’s ‘Just A Moment’, now the reissue label exhumes 1984’s ‘Dancing’ by La Troupe, an Italo-disco delight, and contains the ‘Mix’ and ‘Tab’ versions of the track re-mastered from the original master tape. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Joe Meek / Various - I Hear A New World – The Pioneers of Electronic Music, An Outer Space Music Fantasy

    Joe Meek’s I Hear A New World was a quiet revolution. One of the first concept albums, this LP should have set the world on fire at the start of the 1960s but various production problems meant that only a handful of songs from it got a hyper-limited EP release. 'I Hear A New World' lay dormant until 1991 when the audio was restored the record issued in full. This new set presents both versions side by side. One can only imagine how different popular music might have been if this had made it to wax at the start of the 60s - the psychedelic, star-gazing futuro-skiffle here was way ahead of its time. Artists like Daphne Oram, Vernon Elliott and Spiritualized all owe a huge debt to 'I Hear A New World'.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly

    Way back in 2002, Atmosphere's 'God Loves Ugly' was doing the emo rap thing long before it became the chart topping behemoth it is in 2019. Back then it was a bit more independent, a bit more raw. A record as interesting for fans of 2000s hip hop as it is for those who are fans of Juice WRLD and his ilk.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Atmosphere - Seven's Travels

    Vinyl re-issue of 'Seven’s Travels', the break-out album from Minnesotan hip-hop duo Atmosphere originally released in 2003. More light-hearted and less overtly stern than its immediate predecessor, the previous year’s 'God Loves Ugly', it’s an opportunity to revisit a critical point in the group’s journey. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Patty Waters - Live

    Known best for her incendiary deconstruction of ‘Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair’, avant-garde singer and composer Patty Waters is one of the most overlooked icons of her age - perhaps because of the 30-year career hiatus she took between the Sixties and the Nineties. In 2018, she performed a one-off concert in New York titled ‘Blank Forms’, and this release, Patty Waters Live, documents that show. The first side is populated with stark ballads, while the second is full of political yet dignified and moving covers harking back to Waters’ Sixties origins. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Monolord - No Comfort

    No Comfort, the fourth LP from Swedish group Monolord is also their first for Relapse Records. The trio make the step up with aplomb here, proving that they deserve their seat at the table with a set of doom-/stoner-metal hybrids. Tracks like ‘The Bastard Son’ break up the crushing riffage with some intricate incidental passages.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Sweet Williams - Where Does The Time Come From

    Keeping a band together is murder these days what with people having to go to work and have children and whatnot. It's a shame that the last line up of Sweet Williams dissolved as their Please Let Me Sleep On Your Tonight was a superb album of taut and wiry post-punk and post-hardcore guitar tangles. All is not lost though as leader Thomas House has returned all on his lonesome as Sweet Williams for this follow up LP which sees House trying to maintain the bands kinetic energy in a more studio environment. He has previous form though as a member of Charlottefield and Joeyfat he has been involved in some of the best British loud music of the last 20 years. Expect good things.    

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Nahawa Doumbia - La Grande Cantatrice Malienne, Vol. 1

    Although Nahawa Doumbia is traditionally associated with Wassoulou, a variant of dance music, her first album comprised songs recorded with just her voice and an acoustic guitar. Expect an intimate, sparse album that showcases Doumbia's voice at its rawest. It's the first time 'La Grande Cantatrice Malienne, Vol. 1' is available internationally so get it while it's hot!

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    David Kilgour and The Heavy Eights - Bobbie's A Girl

    David Kilgour, as well as being a member of New Zealand's magnificent post-punk crew the Clean, has also had a long and storied solo career. Bobbie's a Girl is his latest offering and eschews the noisy garagey sound of his youth for a more gentle and pastoral work that recalls some of his favourite '60s musicians such as the Byrds and the Velvet Underground. Expect warm, understated psychedelia and laid back jangle.  

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Floating Spectrum - A Point Between

    Mei-Fang Liau presents her debut album as Floating Spectrum. Using noises of everyday household objects and her collection of customised synthesisers and other musical programmes - including a generative system that turns visual data into sound - A Point Between is much more than just a technological marvel, but an artistic one too. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Rev Rev Rev - Kykeon

    The eagerly anticipated third studio album from the excellently titled Italian shoegaze band Rev Rev Rev. Amplifying and underlining all of the qualities that made their first couple of records so acclaimed - billowing sheets of MBV noise, Nico-esque incantations from singer Laura Iacuzio - Kykeon may be the definitive work of their career. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Various - Institute Of Sonology 1959-1969

    Compilations with dates in their title are always the best compilations. Fact. Compilations with dense, dry scientific language in the title, even more so. This is why 'Institute Of Sonology 1959-1969' is a delicious prospect. Full of early electronic music experiments done in a studio complex at the Institute of Sonology in Utrech, this double LP sounds like a thrilling trip back in time to when the idea of music made by machines promised a truly brave new world. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Maxine Funke - Felt

    Reissue of New Zealand singer-songwriter Maxine Funke’s 2012 LP Felt here. Felt originally came out in a hyper-limited run of just 100 copies so it’s long overdue a new pressing, something it gets courtesy of Digital Regress. This is charming and quixotic balladry from Funke - the gentle acoustic finger-picking, softly-softly vocals and bedroom taping quality pitches Felt somewhere between Vashti Bunyan, Joanne Robertson and Daniel Johnston.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Maxine Funke - Lace

    Right back to the start of her career with her short-lived stint in the $100 Band, New Zealand-based artist Maxine Funke has attempted to defy all attempts to categorise her. The Digital Regress label issues her 2008 solo album Lace on vinyl for the first time, and it brings out even more natural warmth from her music. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Wild Billy Childish & CTMF - Marc Riley Session 2019

    Legendary garage punk hero Wild Billy Childish dropped in on Marc Riley’s evening show on BBC Radio 6Music at around Easter time this year with his CTMF outfit and performed a session, with one newbie and three classics from Thee Headcoats. For those who missed it, they’re presented on a limited edition 7” EP! 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Frode Haltli - Border Woods

    Border Woods is the second record by Swedish accordion player and composer Frode Haltli. It contains folk inspired compositions balancing the old wheezebox itself with nyckelharpa which is a kind of keyed fiddle popular in Sweden. This latest album strips back the sound of the larger ensemble compositions of last years Avant Folk album to create a varied album of nordic jams and improvisation.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Diagonal - Arc

    Heady, artistic groove-rock from Diagonal here. The Brighton band’s first LP in seven years, Arc is full of tracks grounded by great work from the rhythm section that’s often pitched somewhere between motorik Krautrock and the psychedelic new-beat style of someone like Whilst. Atop this we get vocals reminiscent of Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis (RIP) and some ripping, vaguely proggy guitar play.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    The Cosmic Dead - Scottish Space Race

    Glasgow heavyweights the Cosmic Dead return with four more slabs of supersized psychedelic jam. Their churning, monolithic sound has been recorded live at their Glasgow hideaway by long term collaborator Luigi Pasquini and features lap steel synth (what?) from Andrew Gray (Girl Sweat). Sure as always to knock your socks clean off...and isn't that image on the cover art similar geographically to Lana Del Rey's understanding of the Scottish border? 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Toshifumi Hinata - Broken Belief

    Toshifumi Hinata graduated from Boston’s highly respected Berklee College of Music in 1982. He spent time living in the USA and UK. The recordings on Broken Belief are collected from a period between 1985 and 1987 and showcase his formative ambient work after becoming fed up with the world of classical music in which he was trained.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Luke Hess - Into the Deep EP

    Luke Hess runs DeepLabs recordings so please allow him the pleasure of introducing his own 12". What he has given us are three techno tracks that hark back to the classic mid 90s Detroit scene with noisy analogue recording techniques and a whole host of classic gear used as listed in near painful detail in the press release. All three tracks are accompanied and inspired by bible text so join Luke (and his lord) in further lush adventures in sound.   

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Various - Jose Manuel presents Magic Carpet: Contemporary Music 1982-1994

    Jose Manuel presents Magic Carpet: Contemporary Music 1982-1994 is a compilation of ambient and experimental tracks that were released on the German Harmonie Exotic label between 1982 and 1994. In all of these obscure tracks, the dreamlike melodies come from the same source  - or are all part of the same carpet, hence the title - but have been mixed with whatever the latest piece of kit was that year. Makes for an interesting ride.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Inoyama Land - Commissions: 1977-2000

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

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Steve Hiett - Down On The Road By The Beach

    Steve Hiett was a photographer who snapped the likes of The Beach Boys, Miles Davis and The Doors for Rolling Stone magazine. He also made records that mixed blues, jazz and electronic music that fits somewhere between The Durutti Column, Steve Cropper and Ashra. Down The Road By The Beach was originally released in Japan in 1983. This is the first repress since. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Steve Hiett - Girls In The Grass

    Steve Hiett was a photographer to the stars and guitarist who made the obscure but much sought after album, Down The Road By The Beach which was released in 1983. Girls In The Grass is a collection of previously unreleased Balearic soul instrumental tracks from his personal archives, released as a companion piece to the reissue of his 1983 album.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Brötzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink - Fifty Years After... Live at the Lila Eule, Bremen 26.05.2018

    Fifty Years After... Live at the Lila Eule, Bremen 26.05.2018 by Brötzmann/ Schlippenbach / Bennink is a live celebration of Peter Brötzmann’s 1968 album, Machine Gun. The free jazz saxophonist assembled a trio of  Alexander von Schlippenbach on piano and Han Bennink (who played on the original album) on drums to play the album live. It went so well they decided to release it, and here it is.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    red steppes - A Mouth May Grow

    red steppes (no capitals) is a musical project led by musician and photographer Nika Aila States. A Mouth May Grow is their first album. The album was recorded to tape, allowing the limitations of this process shape how the music came together. It was recorded in California and took inspiration from various places along the coast.Thematically, love, gender and the effects of industry take centre stage.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Toby Wiltshire - Surfacing

    Lovely set of widescreen ambiences - some sad, some happy - from Leeds-based composer Toby Wiltshire here. Surfacing lilts along very nicely indeed, the synthetic textures bobbing like buoys in a bay at dusk. Some of the sounds here might be the heavily-manipulated tones of Wiltshire’s beloved saxophone, though we’re not sure on that one. Try Loscil for a related artist.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Like A Villain - What Makes Vulnerability Good

    Like A Villain is New York composer Holland Andrews who makes challenging, visceral work which plays with the limits of her evocative vocal abilities. Her influences include opera and musical theatre which she blends with smudgy ambience and electronica with flourishes of jazz and noise. The result is a raw and fascinating work which sits somewhere in the same ball park of the similarly boundary pushing singers Scott Walker and Diamanda Galas

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Bruno Nicolai - Défense de Savoir

    The first vinyl re-issue for Bruno Nicolai’s soundtrack to French director Nadine Trintignant’s 1973 crime thriller Défense de Savoir (trans: Forbidden To Know). The Italian composer was responsible for dozens of acclaimed soundtracks around this time, but this is an often overlooked score, partly because it was only originally released in France. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Luc Ferrari - Photophonie

    An archival album scouring the works of renowned French avant-garde composer Luc Ferrari, to mark what would have been his 90th birthday in 2019. Photophonie collects four tracks spanning 1973 to 1992, each radically different and commissioned for a wide range of purposes, and shows just how versatile and visionary Ferrari was.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Marcus Fjellström - Exercises In Estrangement

    A re-issue of the debut album from the Swedish musician and composer Marcus Fjellström, who tragically died in 2017 aged just 37. Exercises In Estrangement, originally released in the mid-Noughties, is a reminder of just how immensely promising he was, generating unnerving yet utterly visionary avant-garde works at such a young age. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Type O Negative - None More Negative

    US goth-metallers Type O-Negative originally released their 12 LP box set, None More Negative, in 2011, just over a year after the sad death of front man Peter Steele which ended the band. It has been out of print for 8 years, now repressed courtesy of Run Out Groove. Includes the band’s two most successful albums, Bloody Kisses and October Rust.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Kallista Kult - Kallista Kult

    The newest artist to enter the fold of hugely diverse A Colourful Storm label in Australia, very little is known about Kallista Kult. The four deeply evocative tracks that make up this self-titled 12” mini-album range from unsettling, claustrophobic soundtrack-like pieces to idyllic daydreams. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Tomaga & Pierre Bastien - Bandiera Di Carta

    Prolific London-based production duo Tomaga, responsible for over a dozen records since forming just five years ago, and composer / musical instrument builder / former Rephlex star Pierre Bastien team up for this intriguing collaboration. Bandiera Di Carta lands up somewhere between free-ranging jazz and percussive, avant-garde soundscapes. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Somatic Responses - Assault

    Somatic Responses are a duo made up of brothers, John & Paul Healy. They’ve been making industrial techno for the past 20 years. Assault is being released though Scottish techno label RIOT Radio Records. The fact that the pair come from a sleepy mining town in Wales plays into their music as it reflects the mechanical noise that goes on underground. 

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Topographies - Cherry Blossom / Half Asleep

    Topographies are new four-piece, based in San Francisco. The fact their sound is pitched somewhere between early Slowdive and The Cure circa Faith may seem a little odd for an SF band, less weird when you find out that they are led by Gray Tolhurst, son of founding and former member of the Cure, Lol Tolhurst. Cherry Blossom/Half Asleep is their latest single, on Sonic Cathedral.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Tanukichan - So Gone / Loop

    Tanukichan is the recording moniker of Hannah Van Loon, a musician based in Oakland, California. She usually records for Company Records, the label owned by Chaz Bear AKA Toro Y Moi. Late ‘80s / Early 90s shoegaze-sounding So Gone / Loop is the 8th single she has recorded for Sonic Cathedral Singles Club.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Gyedu-Blay Ambolley and Zantoda Mark III - Control

    Control by Gyedu-Blay Ambolley and Zantoda Mark III has been rather hard to get hold of since its release in 1980. The album mixes highlife sounds (a modern twist on traditional Ghanaian rhythms played with western instruments) with synth-based funk and boogie. This reissue follows the albums Ambolley and Simigwa, also reissued by Mr. Bongo.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Chihei Hatakeyama - Forgotten Hill

    Forgotten Hill by Japanese musician Chihei Hatakeyama is an album inspired by his trip to the Asuka region of Japan. The trip gave him strong feelings which he has attempted to recreate as sound. In the 6th and 7th centuries, the Asuka region was home to the capital of Japan, now its is forgotten land, ruins surrounded by rice fields. It made Hatakeyama think about the past, future and present and where, how and why they might meet.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Friday 20th September 2019

    Tribe Of Colin - Age Of Aquarius

    Age of Aquarius by enigmatic producer Tribe of Colin mixes the pulsating sound of early Detroit, Field recordings made in West Africa, dub, beatbox and hip-hop to make some percussive techno that is as rough and gritty as it is supernatural and mysterious. Bangers, body-rockers and wig-outs abound. On Honest Jon's.

    Due in: tomorrow
  • Thursday 26th September 2019

    Saul - Murmurations

    Barney Whittaker and Jack Stephenson-Oliver formed Saul to express their love for garage, jungle and broken beat. With the aid of Brother Portrait and Poppy Ajuda it was presented in the form of the new wave of London Jazz. Murmurations EP will suit your front room as much as it does the club. On Rhythm Section International.

    Due in: only 7 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Goldfrapp - Black Cherry

    Out of print for years, here is a vinyl re-issue of Goldfrapp's 2003 album Black Cherry. On purple coloured vinyl (though they missed a trick not calling it black cherry coloured), you also get a 12 x 12 art print for your troubles. Black Cherry was Goldfrapp's second album following on from the very successful Felt Mountain and adds in synth-pop and glam influences into their luxury brand of electronic pop. 

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Richard Hawley - Lady's Bridge

    Lady's Bridge was the fourth album by old romantic Richard Hawley and the first to feature him sprawling on a chair in silver trousers on the cover. It is another tender and moving record from the songwriter and contains Tonight the Streets are Ours one of his best and most well known anthems. For the uninitiated, think about a Sheffield Roy Orbison crooning songs in smoky South Yorkshire pubs and you'll be somewhere in the ball park. Classic sounding stuff as always. 

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    HTRK - Nostalgia

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Silversun Pickups - Pikul

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Kettel - Myam James 2

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Richard Hawley - Truelove's Gutter

    Truelove's Gutter was the sixth studio album from Sheffield's best '50s throwback Richard Hawley. After two albums of more fully arranged compositions, Hawley stripped things back for perhaps his darkest and most ambient sounding work to date. It's a slow burner with some truly transcendental moments. If For Your Lover Give Some Time doesn't make you weep real tears then nothing will.  

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Jóhann Jóhannsson - Virðulegu forsetar

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Mirel Wagner - Mirel Wagner

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Silversun Pickups - Neck Of The Woods

    2019 is the year that might be remembered for that Silversun Pickups re-issue campaign. You can now get all four of their early records on coloured vinyl courtesy of Dangerbird. The last of which - Neck of the Woods - was released in 2012 and showcased their emo-based highly tuneful guitar rock coming across something like a squeakier Death Cab For Cutie. Lovely sleeve art I have to say.  

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Jungle Brothers - Straight Out The Jungle

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    The Roots - Things Fall Apart

    One of the first hip hop acts to operate as a fully-fledged band, The Roots combine live instrumentation and percussion with traditional sampling elements and the dense prose of Black Thought. Their fourth album is a stone-cold classic of hip hop where jazzy beats collide with politically conscious wordplay. It includes energetic numbers such as 'Dynamite!', 'Step Into The Relm', and 'You Got Me' which features fellow Soulquarian Erykah Badu. Their breakthrough earned them a Grammy nomination, but they unfortunately lost out to Eminem on the night.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Robbie Basho - Visions of the Country

    In 1978 Robbie Basho released the legendary Visions of the Country. Coming relatively late in a career which saw him, alongside John Fahey, develop the 'American Primitive' guitar tradition, Visions of the Country is a remarkable album filled with spirit, emotion, and ruggedness. The guitar playing is raw and intense, and his singing is just breathtaking. A marvel. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Monolord - Vaenir

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Iggy Pop - New values

    New Values by Iggy Pop was originally released in 1979. It was his third solo album and first album of his post-Stooges ouvre, apart from Raw Power, not to feature any input from David Bowie. Nevertheless, this is a bit of classic featuring tracks such as Five Foot One and I’m Bored.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike

    The Go Team's 2004 debut arrived like a hurricane with insanely catchy tunes mixing indie-pop, soul, funk and hip-hop into a life affirming sonic stew. Now 15 years later it gets the re-issue treatment and unsurprisingly it sounds just as fresh today as when it first burst out of the traps. For the uninitiated, think a more indie-pop fixated the Avalanches. Fun all the way. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Ocean Colour Scene - Moseley Shoals

    This is the one isn't it? This is the record which led to my demise when working for a world famous Leeds record store. I was told  - in no uncertain terms  - that I couldn't publicly admit to hating Ocean Colour Scene as they "paid my wages". Thanks guys. Anyway hopefully a few sales of this their dismal but universally popular second album will help make it worth getting out of bed to go to work on 16th April. It's the one with all the songs that made them heroes to Brit pop such as 'The Riverboat Song' which you'll know if you've ever been forced to watch 'TFI Friday'.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Monolord - Empress Rising

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    uon - zlo

    Uon is a new moniker from Ryan Fall AKA Caveman LSD/DJ Paradise. Bringing his debut EP Zlo to Motion Ward Uon retains the submerged glacial electronic soundscapes and environment but with an almost psychedelic and dub-like edge. Think Fennesz but with a bit more glitchy percussion darting around your head.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Gong - Flying Teapot

    If you looked at this album and though "this has got to be prog", you're right. I checked. Flying Teapot (named for a Bertrand Russell thought experiment because of course) is Gong's third album and the first in their classic trilogy (because of course) of albums released between 1973 and 1974. If you like your rock music gleefully cosmic and elatingly psychedelic, take a flight.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Gong - Angels Egg

    Gong’s Angel’s Egg, the second part in their Radio Gnome Invisible series, was a groundbreaking development. The album is jam-packed with weirdly jazzy progressive rock compositions that are truly all over the place, driven by manic horns and reeds, like a succession to Estradasphere’s Buck Fever. Great stuff if you're into it, and finally back out on vinyl!

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Gong - You

    Classic psych-minded prog from Daevid Allen’s Gong. You was released in 1974, nicely wrapping up the group’s Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy, and it is hence one of the most essential albums in the Gong catalogue. Also essential listening for any big Acid Mothers Temple fans, as they love to cover Master Builder, which appears here. Reissued on Charly.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Temples - Hot Motion

    Incredibly 60s looking band in continue to make 60s influenced music shocker. Temples have been around for a good few years and with Hot Motion look set to make the so called 'big time'. The band they bring to mind is Kasabian but like, not in a bad way. Sunshine streams between the chords. On ATO Records.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Girl Band - The Talkies

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    The Juan Maclean - The Brighter The Light

    Unfairly overlooked in his Noughties heyday, Juan MacLean returns with the first album under his eponymous electronica project the Juan MacLean in half a decade. His long friendship with one James Murphy probably tells you enough about what it sounds like. Contains the single ‘Zone Non Linear’, and is released by the legendary DFA imprint. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Frankie Cosmos - Close It Quietly

    Fourth album proper from Frankie Cosmos, Greta Kline's project that has slowly become a fully fledged band. Close It Quietly, sees the once anti-folk act morph fully into something more like the weirdo-pop of Broadcast and Stereolab. Lyrically we find Kline reflecting on herself, and the state of the world. Who isn't nowadays?

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Trentemøller - Obverse

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Emel Mathlouthi - Everywhere We Looked Was Burning

    Partisan Records displays its impressively diverse artist roster with the latest album by Tunisian-born New Yorker Emel Mathlouthi. Singing largely in English for the first time, Everywhere We Looked Was Burning is politically and ecologically charged, but is no less tuneful than her previous works. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Kefaya + Elaha Soroor - Songs Of Our Mothers

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Moon Duo - Stars Are The Light

    Moon Duo (I preferred them when they were a trio) go disco! One of the steadiest and most reliable bands in psych rock have discovered a new muse. As well as being influenced musically, they've also found inspiration in the liberatory qualities of the dancefloor. Produced by Mr. Sonic Boom so it's no less psychedelic than their past output. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Majeure - Mass Flashback

    Majeure, eg one half of Zombi, lays out his sweet sweet analogue synthesizers again for another solo slab of sonic adventure. Mass Flashback is full of narrative and textual action, with Zombi’s proggy scope and love for vintage horror soundtrack drama pushing the synth magic to great heights. On Holodeck.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Alessandro Cortini - Volume Massimo

    Alessandro Cortini is best known as a key member of Nine Inch Nails, but he is also an active figure in the synthesiser scene. If you want to hear what all those tasty Instagram modular gear videos can do when applied to real composition, check out Volume Massimo, Cortini’s new solo electronic album. Stacks of sonics to enjoy here. Of course, Cortini has previously released a couple of awesome loner synth records for Prurient's Hospital Productions label as well as the heartwrenching, gorgeous Forse trilogy on Important Records. Lest we forget that filthy stonker on Bunker as Slumberman, plus his Sonoio output on Dais, a collaboration with mighty Japanese noise lord Merzbow among many other works.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    David Axelrod - Seriously Deep

    Seriously Deep was the only album David Axelrod recorded for Polydor in the 1970s. You may be less familiar with this than his other classics such as Songs Of Innocence, Songs of Experience and Earth Rot. However, this Jazz-rock fusion masterpiece has been plundered for samples just as often as the rest by the likes of Mobb Deep, Black Eyed Peas and Beanie Sigel

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Chorus Grant - Vernacular Music

    Copenhagen-based singer-songwriter Chorus Grant presents his third full-length album Vernacular Music. Melding regular instruments, most prominently the classical guitar, with newer elements such as recorders, violins and saxes, this new effort was created in league with Polar Bear’s Seb Rochford among other collaborators. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Swedish Death Candy - Are You Nervous?

    They’re called Swedish Death Candy, so obviously they’re a psych-rock band. However, this London quartet prove to be more sophisticated than your average noodlers on sophomore LP Are You Nervous?. Many of the tracks here combine the fuzzy chugs of early Tame Impala with the showmanship of Muse and compositional adventurousness of The Mars Volta.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Opeth - In Cauda Venenum

    All rise for Opeth. The Swedish prog-metal titans make it a baker’s dozen of studio LPs with the extremely Opeth-titled In Cauda Venenum (translation: Poison In The Tale). Given that this lot have long ploughed their own furrow it would be silly to compare this music to anyone other than Opeth themselves, so let’s just say that if you’ve dug their wending rock epics before then you’ll likely be able to get behind In Cauda Venenum. One notable feature of In Cauda Venenum is that it comes in both English- and Swedish-language versions.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Nervus - Tough Crowd

    Nervus are an indie punk band from Watford. Tough Crowd is an album that gives out anger and joy in equal measure, The themes are of a political nature, like many bands they are dismayed and angry about the state of the world. They also hope to transmit joy and positivity, empowering their fans' ability to affect change. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    FR/BLCK/PR - I Don’t Write Rhymes, I Write Code

    Pronounced as ‘Free Black Press’, FR/BLCK/PR is a multimedia project brought to life by artist Regan Farquhar, who also raps under the pseudonym Busdriver and previously ran SoundCloud’s ‘Free Black Radio’ series a few years back. I Don’t Write Rhymes, I Write Code is a unique artefact, presented as a book of poetry, prose and photographs, with a 64-minute album of music packaged up with it as a USB credit card. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Naofumi Hataya & Masfumi Ogata - Sonic CD (Original Game Soundtrack)

    Originally released in 1993, the time-travelling aspects of Sonic CD made it one of the most acclaimed games of its genre. Part of its appeal was the score, composed by Naofumi Hataya and Masfumi Ogata, which is now presented on a special triple-vinyl set of ‘Sonic Blue’ LPs, with a beautiful etching on side F.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    The Monochrome Set - Fabula Mendax

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

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

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Dope Lemon - Smooth Big Cat

    Dope Lemon is a project from Angus Stone. 'Smooth Big Cat' is the second album under this moniker from Stone. You may remember him as one half of Australian duo Angus & Julia Stone. They played some laid back folk-pop. 'Dope Lemon' is also very laid back but with a little more hazy, lazy, fuzz around the edges. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Red River Dialect - Abundance Welcoming Ghosts

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    65daysofstatic - replicr, 2019

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Nosaj Thing - Drift

    Jason Chung burst on to the LA electronic scene in the 2000s. He released his debut album under the moniker Nosaj Thing. His talent as a DJ, producer and musician has ensured that the album that has stood the test of time over the last decade. Since its release, Chung has released three more albums and remixed tracks for Kendrick Lamar, Philip Glass, Flying Lotus and Chance the Rapper.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

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

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Various - Total 19

    Kompakt returns with the latest in a long line of its roster compilation series Total. The 19th instalment, the vinyl edition of which contains exclusively unreleased tracks, features contributions from Jürgen Paape, Jonathan Kaspar, Sascha Funke, The Modernist, Voigt & Voigt and Gui Boratto among many others. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Strawberry Guy - Taking My Time To Be

    He's had a million You Tube streams, he plays keys in the Orielles, he's the Strawberry Guy no less. Real name Alex Stephens, he moved from Wales to Liverpool where the city that spawned both the Beatles and Cast inspired him to make dream pop that was initially done for fun but when the clicks kept coming the Strawberry Guy decided to do it for real. Cue this debut mini LP that should snag your ears if you like a bit of Beach House and Weyes Blood

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    GLOK - Dissident

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    O'Flynn - Aletheia

    Following a string of acclaimed 12” singles that have found their way into the world since 2015, London-based DJ and producer O’Flynn - backed publicly by the likes of James Blake, Kieran Hebden and Gilles Peterson - delivers his debut studio album Aletheia. If it’s true to previous form, it ought to establish him among modern dance music’s heavyweights. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Jas Shaw - Exquisite Cops

    Since receiving treatment for a life-threatening bone marrow disorder, English producer Jas Shaw - one half of Simian Mobile Disco - has embarked on a series of solo recordings during his long recovery, releasing two-track singles every fortnight alongside recording with Gold Panda. Exquisite Cops, a new eight-track double-LP release, gathers up the highlights from this stunning output. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Dinosaur Jr. - Green Mind (Deluxe Expanded Edition)

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Dinosaur Jr. - Where You Been (Deluxe Expanded Edition)

    Where You Been was the fifth album by Dinosaur Jr. It is regarded as one of their best and by many as one of the best albums of the 1990s. It was originally released in February 1993. Upon its release, Melody Maker raised the question, “Do we have the album of the year already?” It contains one of the band’s greatest songs in Start Choppin’. The Country-grunge crossover, Get Me was also released as a single. Essential stuff.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Dinosaur Jr. - Without A Sound (Deluxe Expanded Edition)

    Without A Sound was the 6th album by kings of slacker rock, Dinosaur Jr. It was originally released in 1994. It saw the band, or specifically J Mascis, writing shorter, more accessible songs. J Mascis, to some, will be remembered as the man who drove around New York in a golf buggy in the video of the album’s first single, Feel The Pain. It also includes the catchy single, I Don’t Think So. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Dinosaur Jr. - Hand It Over (Deluxe Expanded Edition)

    Hand It Over was the final album by Dinosaur Jr before they reformed in 2005 with their original line-up. It was released in 1997 and got lost as an American rock album in the fog of Britpop. It was released on the same day as a rather marvellous EP, Take A Run At The Sun, which featured in the Alison Anders film, Grace Of My Heart. The three songs from the EP are included on this reissue along with non-album single, I’m Insane.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Telefon Tel Aviv - Dreams Are Not Enough

    Telefon Tel Aviv's 2001 era album Fahrenheit Fair Enough was to these ears one of the greatest electronic albums of the era. Two further albums followed but following the death of founder member Charlie Cooper in 2009  Telefon Tel Aviv ceased trading. Now over a decade later, surviving member Josh Eustis has re-ignited the project for a long awaited fourth album. If it's even half as good as that debut then we are all in for a treat. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Kaputt - Carnage Hall

    'Carnage Hall' (geddit?) is the debut album from Kaputt the latest DIY act to come out of Glasgow, Scotland. They employ a saxophone but don't let that put you off as they create a sonic maelstrom of post-punk riffs, unusual staccato beats and energetic rhythms. Like a lot of albums in 2019 it tries to make sense of the shambles that is Brexit but is also the sort of body shaker that will allow you to forget the world's troubles for a minute and enjoy the party.  

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Automatic - Signal

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Various - Music from Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service

    There's something so smug and matey about 6 Music's choice of successful musicians as DJs. Jarvis Cocker however escapes my ire because first of all he seems an okay chap but secondly just look at that playlist on this collection of music from his Sunday Service show. He puts Art Garfunkel right alongside Cabaret Voltaire for example. And anyone who puts Jake Thackray on prime time radio has my applause. A curious but fascinating collection of lesser known music.   

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    The Beatles - Abbey Road – 50th Anniversary Edition

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Gong - Love From The Planet Gong: The Virgin Years 1973-75

    Sound the Gong gong, this is a big one. Love From The Planet Gong: The Virgin Years 1973-1975 is centred around the four LPs that the legendary psychedeliacs released in that time (Flying Teapot, Angel’s Egg, You and Shamal), but there’s so very much more going on here. Across these 13 (!) CDs we get a plethora of concert recordings, Peel Sessions, bonus tracks and alternate mixes. Most of the tracks here are previously unreleased and all are rendered in the highest possible audio quality. Extensive liner notes, an illustrated lyric booklet and Daevid Allen’s hitherto-unseen artwork help to make Love From The Planet Gong: The Virgin Years 1973-1975 the definitive chronicle of one of what is arguably band’s greatest epoch.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Amber Run - Philophobia

    Nottingham trio Amber Run return with their third LP of plush stadium-indie. Philophobia tows the line between the widescreen rock sound of mid-period Bon Iver and those all-hands-in-the-air, tears-in-the-eyes, sunset-selfie anthems that acts like Rag & Bone Man and George Ezra dominate the airwaves with all summer long. Speaking of all summer long, what’s Kid Rock up to these days?

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Funkproof - The Revival

    A formal vinyl release for a long-lost album from Funkproof, one of the little-known band projects fronted by jazz organist George Semper. Formed in 1972 and featuring members of Brenton Wood’s United Soul Association and The Merry Clayton band, The Revival was completed quickly but shelved because of record label restructuring. Nearly 50 years later, Tidal Waves Music presents a deluxe packaging of this brilliant record, featuring a download code for bonus tracks and interviews. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Fetish - World Eater

    Fetish are an off-shoot band comprising members from different eras of Poison Idea - that is, Steve “Thee Slayer Hippy” Hanford and Eric “Vegetable” Olson, plus latter-day guitarist Brandon Bentley - plus three members of Portland punk act Long Knife. World Eater follows their recent excellent single as the band’s debut album. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Moloko - I Am Not A Doctor

    Always ones for an interesting album title, Moloko were a duo out of Sheffield most notable for spawning Roisin Murphy now a successful solo artist in her on right. I Am Not A Doctor was their second album which saw the duo experiment in drum and bass and synth pop. It is notable for containing the track Sing It Back which when remixed by Boris Dlugosch became a dancefloor smash.   

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Kristin Hersh - Crooked

    Reissue of the eighth LP from Throwing MusesKristin Hersh here. Crooked is a set of moody, brooding ballads that coalesce around Hersh’s stoic lyricism. Her husky alto adds real gravity to these already heavy tunes. As such, Crooked is an LP in the best Americana tradition, up there with Mark Lanegan and Wilco.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Hecker - Inspection II

    Editions Mego bring you another round of high-concept computer music from sonic metaphysician Florian Hecker. If I understand correctly, this one takes a (synthetically recited) text and continually resynthesises it based on algorithms modelling human hearing. The result is a model subverted by extremity - masochism, in other words. It sounds like the world’s unhappiest dialup modem.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Bibi Ahmed - Adghah

    Tuareg guitarist Bibi Ahmed studied under the desert blues master Abdallah ag Oumbadougou, so it’s really not surprising when you find out that he’s sh*t-hot on the six-string. Having cut his teeth in his band Group Inerane, on his debut LP Adghah we find the Nigerien playing all the instruments and singing. He has a beautiful clear voice that works well with his widescreen, really rather tender playing. Adghah is worth a cop if you’re into Mdou Moctar.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Brian Crook w/ The Renderers - This World Just Eats Me Up Alive

    Brian Crook returns, The Renderers in tow, with another set of ramshackle and fired-up ballads. There’s a lot going on across This World Just Eats Me Up Alive - particularly in the arrangements, where Crook and band appear to have taken an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach. It works, though, and the way that the band pile up guitars, theremins, synths, drums and whatever else is reminiscent of Funeral-era Arcade Fire. Ezra Furman and The Brian Jonestown Massacre also come to mind when listening to This World Just Eats Me Up Alive.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Firebreather - Under A Blood Moon

    I'm a Firebreather, twisted Firebreather. This Gothenburg trio aren't quite as deafening as the Prodigy but they are still quite an intense experience playing a form of monolithic riff rock that has drawn comparisons to Monolord and High on Fire. Expect billowing guitar riffs hammering away beneath the gravelly vocals of Mattias Nööjd on songs which crucially never lose the groove. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Kelley Stoltz - My Regime

    As well as being a record store clerk by day (tough job but someone has do do it), Kelley Stolz makes excellent 60s sounding pop music by night.  His last album Natural Causes was very tasty indeed and so we're all happy he's back with an all new album for 2019. It's been a tough year for Stoltz with the death of his father but he channels his feelings into plangent guitar rock that will appeal to fans of the Cleaners From Venus and Guided By Voices

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Peter Jefferies - Last Ticket Home

    Peter Jeffries should possibly be more well known than he is. He was in two excellent 80s era New Zealand bands in Nocturnal Projections and This Kind of Punishment before embarking on a long and idiosyncratic solo career. Last Ticket Home is his latest album and is a collection of rare singles, unreleased tracks and live interpretations from the period 1991 to 2019  - a veritable smorgasbord of treasures showcasing his unique and singular vision.   

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    R. Elizabeth - Every And All We Voyage On

    After debuting on Where To Now? back in 2015 with Season Of Error, R. Elizabeth (Rachael Finney) now delivers a new full-length through Glasgow’s excellent Night School. Every And All We Voyage On slots neatly into a label roster that already includes Molly Nilsson and The Space Lady. This is dreamy, hypnagogic synth-pop with plenty of Hype Williams about it.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Thigh Master - Now For Example

    Here's one for fans of the fervent Flying Nun scene of the mid 80s from Brisbane quartet Thigh Master. Now For Example is the follow up to their 2016 debut Early Times and sees the band continue their tight, taut and incredibly catchy guitar pop drawing comparisons with the likes of the Clean, the Chills and the 3Ds. Lop-sided lo-fi fun  - just how we like it. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Various - Crumb

    Snazzy picture disc vinyl edition of the soundtrack to the 1994 documentary Crumb concerning legendary cartoonist Robert Crumb.  The soundtrack begins with the artist musing on music and life before featuring several jazz and ragtime styled pieces featuring David Boeddinghaus and Craig Ventresco. It wouldn't be complete without some of Crumb's beloved old time folk blues thrown in for good measure. Nice looking disc. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Vanessa Wagner - Inland Versions

    Pianist Vanessa Wagner’s recent [Inland] LP spawns a half-dozen remixes, collected together on the new InFiné release Inland Versions. By and large these versions retain the spirit of the originals - entries from artists like Nadia Struiwigh, Suzanne Ciani and GAS are all, to varying degrees, ambient and pretty. However, the Inland Versions rulebook is torn up on its last track, a monolithic deconstructed club reworking of ‘Struggle For Pleasure’ by Huema Utku.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Pharoah Sanders - Moon Child

    It’s been 30 years since Pharaoh Sanders (no relation of Bernie) released Moon Child, and the record has been difficult to get hold of on vinyl for approximately 29 of those years. Fortunate, then, that Tidal Waves Music have got together a new pressing of this LP. Moon Child finds the saxophonist toning down the trailblazing spiritual jazz style that he’s best known for, instead opting for some more traditional but no less lovely improvisations. His versions of Horace Silver’s ‘Moon Rays’ and George & Ira Gershwin’s ‘Soon’ are particularly smooth.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Ghostface Killah - Ghostface Killahs

    Here comes the first solo Ghostface Killah album in years which he's named after a kind of plural version of himself. It's guest-ridden with various Wu Tang Clan pals helping him out including Method Man and fellow killer Masta Killa. Get ready for some classic Ghostface lyrical action with his verbose, growly wordplay sitting atop stellar production by Danny Caiazzo. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Krokofant with Ståle Storløkken and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten - Q

    After three albums in as many years, Norwegian jazz-rock trio Krokofant felt it was time to move away from working solely as a trio, roping in musicians Ståle Storløkken and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten to record with them. The result is the mysteriously titled Q, consisting of four long tracks with the same title ranging from tranquil beauty to frenzied freakouts. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Felix Lee - Inna Daze

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Psychic TV - Trip Reset

    Dating from 1996, Trip Reset was a Psychic TV album featuring The Angels of Light (not to be confused with the Michael Gira band of the same name nor the pudding of the similar name). It's one of their most psychedelic offerings featuring a Pink Floyd cover and tribute songs to both Syd Barrett and the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. This tasty looking re-issue features new liner notes from Genesis P.Orridge and comes on purple and silver vinyl. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Ocean Colour Scene - Marchin’ Already

    Released in 1997, Ocean Colour Scene’s third record Marchin’ Already had the tricky task of following the triple-platinum success of Moseley Shoals at the height of Britpop’s pomp. Fortunately, the record reached the top of the charts and yielded no fewer than three UK Top 10 singles, doubling down on the group’s formula of traditional rock fused with hints of psychedelia and soul. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble - Build Bridges

    Tim Felten’s The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble have been a huge part of the West Coast soul / jazz / funk scene for a number of years now, and their third album Build Bridges will maintain that position. The new effort consists of ten tracks of exceptional musicianship and sophisticated arrangements. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Buck Meek - Buck Meek

    Big Thief’s co-founder and lead guitarist Buck Meek quietly released a solo album in the early summer of 2018. Now, the self-titled effort receives a re-issue as a result of the Brooklyn quartet’s success this year, and shares the same kind of emotional tension and openness to Big Thief’s music. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    USSELMAN - All Fun And Games Until Everyone Goes Blind

    Southend-based musician and producer Chris USSELMAN presents his debut studio album All Fun And Games Until Everyone Goes Blind. Mining the same rich seam of artful, colourful and sophisticated pop that’s given us everyone from Sparks to Metronomy, it will hopefully propel him to widespread acclaim. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    El Ten Eleven - El Ten Eleven (15th Anniversary Edition)

    They didn’t get much attention when they first emerged back in 2004, but El Ten Eleven’s career over the years has blossomed into something quite special, rising to become one of the most exciting post-rock acts around. Now, their self-titled debut album gets a 15th anniversary re-issue, with the special amber vinyl version coming with a bonus 7” flexi. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Robbie Basho - Land of Our Fathers (Rarities 1967-1983)

    A collection of rare and unreleased material spanning 16 years from 1967 to 1983 by reclusive American guitar figure, Robbie Basho. Just like the music he’s made in that time, it varies in sound quality, with many tracks having to be expertly remastered, but the seven tracks here speak to a remarkable musical soul. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Led Bib - It’s Morning

    It’s Morning is the ninth studio album from British ensemble Led Bib, former Mercury Prize nominees and basically uncategorisable for the entirety of their 15-year career. The most obvious change this time around is that the music now boasts two vocalists - Wang Chung’s Jack Hues being one of them! - but the core ethos of the group remains. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Keiji Haino, Merzbow, Balazs Pandi - Become The Discovered, Not The Discoverer

    Japanese noise-music icon Merzbow reunites with his countryman Keiji Haino and Hungarian composer Balazs Pandi for their second three-way collaboration, Become The Discovered, Not The Discoverer. Consisting of four side-long compositions spread over two transparent orange vinyls, any fan of post-rock will immediately find something to connect with here! 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Roy Montgomery, Emma Johnston - After Nietzsche

    New Zealand-based artists Roy Montgomery and Emma Johnston get together once more for another collaborative album. Unlike last year’s Suffuse, however, the veteran Montgomery is writing specifically for his partner’s voice rather than for a series of guest vocalists, and the result is quite a different sounding beast. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Those Pretty Wrongs - Zed For Zulu

    Watch out! Legend at work. Those Pretty Things are a power-pop duo consisting of Luther Russell (formerly of the Freewheelers) but most notably Jody Stephens of Big Star fame.  After a decent response to their self titled debut, the band are back in Ardent studio with a new set of songs which see the seemingly ageless Stephens co-writing and singing on all tracks. For fans of Big Star dare we suggest? 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Will Johnson - Wire Mountain

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

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Atomic Forest - Disco Roar

    A newly exhumed gem from the only-recently re-discovered Indian underground / psychedelic scene of the 1970s, Disco Roar is the third album from the collective Atomic Forest. It comes on Now-Again records, who’ve made it their mission to tell the story of the band itself and the scene of which they were a part on 2011 anthology Obsession, but even they weren’t aware of this hidden treasure at the time. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Exek - Some Beautiful Species Left

    Broadly taking a post-punk template for their music, but infusing it with elements of dub, classical music and krautrock, Melbourne band EXEK return with their third studio record Some Beautiful Species Left. Thematically concerning the human-driven degradation of nature, it was specifically composed in the studio, during the recording process itself. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Monster Rally - Adventures on the Floating Island

    If you've heard a Monster Rally album before the you'll know that their music is a form of escapism that takes you far away from the ring roads and office blocks into a kind of Hawaiian paradise. Ted Feighan takes samples and loops from old exotica albums and distills them into a vaguely hip-hop narrative which sounds something like a lazy day at the beach with J. Dilla. Lovely stuff as always.  

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Kool Keith - Computer Technology

    The inimitable Kool Keith returns with another serving of surreal, abstract and frequently scatological hip-hop with another new album, Computer Technology. Produced in its entirety with long-term collaborator Junkaz Lou, it’s another brilliant example of Keith’s twisted take on rap that he’s cultivated for 35 years. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Love Fame Tragedy - I Don't Want To Play The Victim, But I'm Really Good At It

    Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy, lead singer of obnoxious Noughties indie trio The Wombats, presents his first solo offering under the name Love Fame Tragedy. A 10” EP consisting of four (actually pretty good) songs, I Don't Want To Play The Victim, But I'm Really Good At It will likely change some perspectives. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Heaven's Club - Here There and Nowhere

    Heaven's Club is the thing Shiv Mehra does when not touring and recording with his other project Deafheaven. See the titular connection? In this project he collaborates with many others to make a more ethereal, atmospheric sound which are borne out of deep-seated longing at work in their poetic and displaced lyricism. An album length fog of beauty and urgency, ripe for picking.    

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Various - Cold War on the Rocks ‐ Disco and Electronic Music From Finland 1980‐1991

    Cold War on the Rocks ‐ Disco and Electronic Music From Finland 1980‐1991 is a kind of Nuggets for Finnish Dance music. This is part two in a series - the follow up to Satan In Love. All the tracks come from obscure one-off 7” singles, in some cases by artists who are better known for working in different genres. They range from the relatively normal sounds of orchestral disco to the more unhinged and experimental electronic sounds.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Boy & Bear - Suck On Light

    Suck On Light is the fourth album by Australian indie rock/folk combo, Boy & Bear. Their frontman, Dave Hosking, suffered from illness. The album was recorded with producer Colin Dupuis and charts his difficult road back to good health and also expresses the euphoria of being fit and well once more. Good on ya, Dave! 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Santilli - Surface

    If you imagine a spider spinning ambient jazz instead of webs you might be close to imagining the musical world of Santilli. Surface, his debut album, is compiled from two years worth of home recordings made between 2016 and 2018. The album is reflective and emotive - a showcase of Max Santilli’s skill with guitar, synth and percussion.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Various - Visible And Invisible Persons Distributed In Space

    Numero Group presents Visible And Invisible Persons Distributed In Space, an exhumation exercise like no other. Taking the finest tracks from ten highly obscure, privately-issued masterpieces from the Eighties soul and jazz scene, it’s a beautifully packaged item, arriving in gold foil and metallic ink origami sleeve that becomes a magnetic pyramid structure. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    H.Takahashi - Sonne und Wasser

    Sonne und Wasser is the new album by Japanese minimalist composer H. Takahashi. His aim was to mimic the growth of a plant with music. The four tracks on the album all grow, slowly, from the first, with similar tone and chord progressions. He takes his inspiration from minimalist and ambient masters such as Hiroshi Yoshimura and Satoshi Ashikawa, Erik Satie, John Cage, Brian Eno and Roedelius. Sonne und Wasser is the follow-up to 2017’s Raum.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    AMRA - Heema / Shiva Dance

    AMRA is a new collaborative project between Emptyset’s Paul Purgas and artist/musician Imran Perretta. Trawling through archives of sound from South Asia for inspiration, this hand-stamped 10” white label single produces two tracks, ‘Heema’ and ‘Shiva Dance’, which explore notions of ancestry and futurology. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Maria Chiara Argirò - Hidden Seas

    An Italian-born pianist whose skills have been highly in demand on the London scene for a few years, Maria Chiara Argirò delivers her second album Hidden Seas. It’s set to be a very different beast from her 2016 debut, introducing vocals for the first time and seeing Argirò turn to synthesisers. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Romare - Gone / Danger

    Romare has done two important things in the last two years. Firstly he made the two tracks on this 12" but more importantly perhaps he learnt to ride a motorbike. I have utterly no idea on what this tidbit of information this has on this record which is his first new material since the acclaimed Love Songs: Part Two. Expect direct dancefloor driven electronica with doomy bass lines and perhaps if we are lucky the distant hum of a two stroke engine.   

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury

    Though Sturgill Simpson comes from a country background, his records have become increasingly ambitious with 2016's A Sailors Guide To Earth featuring a Nirvana cover as well as a more vintage soulful soul that earned him a Grammy. Next up for the singer-songwriter is Sound & Fury, an album that accompanies a Japanese anime film based on a story from Simpson himself. The album is a soundtrack to the film and watch simultaneously and you'll see that each song represents a section of the film. Here is the audio version on CD or vinyl. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Andre Ethier - Croak In The Weeds

    The second in another planned trilogy of three solo albums from former Deadly Snakes frontman André Ethier, Croak In The Weeds could succeed where the Canadian’s other projects previously seized up. Following 2017’s Under Grape Leaves and produced with Sandro Perri, the new collection ought to be another indie-folk triumph. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Willie Williams - Armagideon Time (Disco Mix)

    A special 12” re-issue of Willie Williams’ 1979 classic ‘Armagideon Time’ - the rarely seen extended Disco Mix, no less - on Soul Jazz Records. Famously sampled by rapper KRS One and covered by The Clash as the B-side to ‘London Calling’, this Coxsone Dodd-produced rager is a roots reggae staple. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Binker Golding - Abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers

    Look at the man on the record sleeve. Look at that mouth and be assured that that is the mouth of a saxophone wizard. Binker Golding was one half of Binker and Moses but here strikes out alone (with crack band in tow) for an album which blends vintage jazz fusion with the lo-fi hip-hop beats Binker hears on the mean streets of his hometown London. Another name to add to the current richly diverse output of the London jazz scene. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Various - The Music Of Red Dead Redemption II

    It’s time to separate Red Dead Redemption 2 from ‘Old Town Road’ in your mind once and for all. Despite initially doing the rounds cut to footage from the smash-hit video game, Lil Nas X’s all-conquering tune actually never appeared on the OST to the Rockstar Games effort. But don’t fret, this Lakeshore edition of the Red Dead Redemption 2 soundtrack includes plenty of wide-open-prairie tunes to make up for the absence of ‘Old Town Road’. Josh Homme, D’Angelo and Willie Nelson are among those featured.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    James McVinnie / Tom Jenkinson - All Night Chroma

    Composed by Tom Jenkinson of Squarepusher fame and performed by renowned organist James McVinnie, All Night Chroma came about after a commission from No-Nation with PRSF for Music. The songs debuted as ‘The Secret Life of Organs’ in 2016 with a short live run, and the material has now been re-arranged for a studio release on Warp Records. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Smith & Mudd - Tea With Holger

    An instalment in the KPM label’s digital-only ‘Album Shorts’ collection, but released physically on Be With Records and presented as a classic ‘KPM K1000’ green sleeve library album. Ben Smith and Paul “Mudd” Murphy named this mini-album Tea With Holger in honour of the time they spent with the late Can founder and ambient pioneer, Holger Czukay. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    The New Pornographers - In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights

    In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights is the eighth album from these classic pop people from Canada. Working as a collective around leader and songwriter A C Newman they also include star-in-her-own-right Neko Case and have so far produced a slew of albums of melodic power-pop and indie rock. Expect thoughtful compositions and emotional lyrical concerns about the mess we are all in.  

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Ghost - Prequelle - Exalted

    A lavish box set edition of the fourth studio album by Swedish heavy-metallers Ghost, originally released in 2018. Prequelle - Exalted contains the album itself on transparent orange / black smoke vinyl, a 60-page photo-book bound in gator skin, four live photo prints, die-cut artwork with brand new illustrations, a bonus 7” single of two unreleased songs, and a customised 7” vinyl adapter. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Silversun Pickups - Carnavas

    Dangerbird re-issues the first four releases from L.A. alternative rockers Silversun Pickups. Their debut album Carnavas, which housed their break-out hit ‘Lazy Eye’, was originally released in 2006. Now, it’s the subject of a gorgeous re-packaging, coming as a double marbled-brown vinyl. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Silversun Pickups - Swoon

    Dangerbird re-issues the first four releases from L.A. alternative rockers Silversun Pickups. Swoon, the band’s second album, was originally released in 2009 and featuring the US Alternative Songs no.1 hit single ‘Panic Switch’, and it’s now being re-issued on double red-marbled vinyl. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Tyler, The Creator - Igor

    Despite only just being released, Igor has already been pretty much universally recognised as one of the best records of Tyler, The Creator’s career. And who could deny this thing? The latest LP from the OFWGKTA badboy-turned-goodboy is as gorgeous as they come, a heady brew of neo-soul, The Neptunes-esque beats, hypnagogic pop and outsider art. More of this please.

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Prefab Sprout - Swoon

    Part of a wider re-issue campaign co-ordinated by Sony with the band’s Paddy and Martin McAloon, Prefab Sprout are revisiting their 1984 debut album Swoon. Announcing to the world their distinctive style, it was produced on a small budget yet immediately caught the attention of critics, paving the way for a successful career. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Prefab Sprout - From Langley Park To Memphis

    Part of a wider re-issue campaign co-ordinated by Sony with the band’s Paddy and Martin McAloon, Prefab Sprout are re-releasing their third studio album From Langley Park To Memphis. Housing their most famous track, the UK no.7 hit ‘The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’, it was originally released in 1988 and arguably represented the apex of their commercial fortunes. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Prefab Sprout - Jordan: The Comeback

    Part of a wider re-issue campaign co-ordinated by Sony with the band’s Paddy and Martin McAloon, Prefab Sprout are repackaging their 1990 fifth album Jordan: The Comeback - and, significantly, it’s the first time it’s been released internationally on vinyl. The album arguably represented the group’s most successful attempt to embrace different sounds into their modernist pop aesthetic. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Prefab Sprout - A Life Of Surprises: The Best Of

    A double-album re-issue of A Life of Surprises, the 1992 compilation from often-overlooked English pop band Prefab Sprout. Spanning their first five studio albums, from 1984’s Swoon to 1990’s Jordan: The Comeback, plus two exclusive singles ‘The Sound of Crying’ and ‘If You Don’t Love Me’. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Wallis Bird - Woman

    With the world having undergone so many societal and political disruptions since her last outing in 2016, Irish musician Wallis Bird addresses the state of the world in her timely sixth album Woman. Combining her songwriterly approach with a wider embrace for different genres, you wouldn’t bet against a third Choice Music Prize nomination in her career. 

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Sui Zhen - Losing, Linda

    Melbourne-based musician Sui Zhen delivers her second studio album, following three years on from her compelling debut Secretly Susan. Inspired by the passing of her mother, Losing, Linda is a deeply moving album concerning loss, not just on a personal, literal level but also on a societal and environmental plane. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Freezing Cold - Glimmer

    Ooph. You might think Freezing Cold's music was an icy blast of electronica or murky post-rock but these Baltimore residents concoct a '90s fixated sound which has earned them comparisons to the melodic likes of the Lemonheads and Throwing Muses. Throw in some shoegaze and grungy textures and it's the perfect thing to listen to while wearing one of those long grungy jumpers people wore in the '90s. Maybe the name makes sense after all.  

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    BaBa ZuLa - Derin Derin

    A swirling cauldron of krautrock, dub and psychedelia, Derin Derin is the successor to BaBa ZuLa’s acclaimed retrospective XX. The Istanbul-based collective, led by founder Osman Murat Ertel, has always made politically switched-on music influenced by the state of the world, and Derin Derin is no different. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith - Songs From The Bardo

    An 80-minute, three-way collaboration between avant-garde veteran Laurie Anderson, Tibetan multi-instrumentalist Tenzin Choegyal and composer Jesse Paris Smith, Songs From The Bardo applies modern production aesthetics to ancient Tibetan Buddhist philosophy - specifically, the Tibetan Book of the Dead. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Jungle Brown - Full Circle

    Soulful, old-school hip-hop sounds are safe in the hands of Jungle Brown, who created a stir on Spotify back in 2016 with their debut album Flight 314 even without any marketing or promotion. Now, the trio - consisting of Ric Flo, MAEAR and Tony Bones - are readying their sophomore effort Full Circle.  

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Ceschi - Sans Soleil

    Julio Francisco Ramos, the Connecticut-based rapper better known as Ceschi, reveals the second part of his planned trilogy of records that’ll see him bow out of his career. Having won acclaim for Sad, Fat Luck earlier this year, Sans Soleil is another playful and political suite of switched-on hip-hop. 

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    The Art of Sleeping Alone - Oh Baby

    Oh Baby - a duo consisting of cousins Rick Hornby and Jen Devereux - deliver a brilliant new EP on 12” transparent yellow vinyl. The Art of Sleeping Alone combines Hornby and Devereux’s professed love of classic indie and electronic influences, but then puts a modern pop twist on proceedings. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Loleatta Holloway - Loleatta

    You probably know what Loleatta Holloway sounds like even if her name is unfamiliar - she’s one of the most widely sampled voices of all time for a shining good reason, with huge disco hits like ‘Hit and Run’ and ‘Love Sensation’ featuring her swooping, siren-like vocals. Loleatta, originally released in 1973, was where the story began for Holloway, and it’s now being re-issued on vinyl, mastered from the original tapes. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Tennis System - Lovesick

    As the heaviest offering yet from the shoegaze-tinged rock trio, Tennis System have managed to create a gnarly yet immersive third LP. The Los Angeles outfit have been sliding up and down hazy guitars together for over a decade now - but this is the release, astonishingly created in only 5 days (!), that crystallises their trademark formula.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    John Coltrane - Blue World

    First time release for five previously unissued recordings from famous jazz guy John Coltrane. The pieces were recorded for a Canadian animated film called The Cat In The Bag. Instead of using original recordings, Coltrane went into the studio and recorded new versions of older works for the project. Thing is, no-one thought to mention this and the film came out with original Coltrane work that had never been released. Until now that is.  

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    John Williams & Anne-Sophie Mutter - Across The Stars

    Royalty of film soundtracks John Williams joins forces with esteemed German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter in this brand spanking new arrangement of 'Across The Stars'. The double LP features a plethora of goosebump-raising sounds, from such iconic blockbusters as 'Star Wars: Return of The Jedi' and 'Harry Potter and The Philospher's Stone'.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Various - Boyz N The Hood (Music From The Motion Picture)

    Film director John Singleton sadly passed away in 2019. His most famous film was his debut outing - Boyz N The Hood. To celebrate Singleton’s life and work, the soundtrack to the film is being officially issued on vinyl for the first time. It features tracks by Ice Cube, Stanley Clarke and Quincey Jones.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    GoGo Penguin - Ocean In A Drop

    As a marquee name in the modern glut of modern jazz revivalists, GoGo Penguin turn their attention to music for film in 'Ocean In A Drop' - an original live score to Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 experimental indie film, Koyaanisqatsi. An enigmatic and powerful coming together of two cult artistic forces.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    The 4th Wave - Attention Please

    Short-lived techno act The 4th Wave may not have lasted for very long, but their legacy of two EPs - 1995’s Touched for Carl Craig’s label Planet E and the following year’s Attention Please for Kirk Degiorgio’s Op-Art imprint - are fondly remembered. Applied Rhythmic Technology has obtained producer Steve Paton’s approval for the re-issue of the second of these releases, mastered from the original tapes and given a bonus fourth track, ‘Lounge Music’. 

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Air Max '97 - Bruxis / Ice Bridge

    London-based, New Zealand-born producer Air Max ‘97 has kept his profile deliberately shadowy ever since he first emerged over five years ago, gradually building up a reputation upon his music alone. His new 12” single, ‘Bruxis’ / ‘Ice Bridge’, sees him pare back and polish his existing sound even further. 

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Konami Digital Entertainment - Metal Gear Solid (Original Video Game Soundtrack)

    Here we have the first ever vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to Metal Gear Solid. The groundbreaking classic action adventure game was one of the first of its kind when it was released in 1998. The soundtrack matches the drama of the game with pulsating beats and percussion, brooding sounds and the odd curveball latin rhythm thrown in for good measure.

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  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Aitch - AitcH20

    Aitch is a young rapper currently creating waves in the pop world. AitcH20 is he debut 8-track EP. The 19-year old, Manchester-born artist has had a No.3 hit, 'Taste', in his own name, and has also given his vocal skills to the Stormzy and Ed Sheeran number 1 'Take Me Back To London'. Expect more chart-climbing hits soon.

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    G.A.M.S. - G.A.M.S.

    The self-titled debut album from G.A.M.S., a new group formed by Andi Stecher and Guido Mobius, is pretty much an exploration in pure feedback. Often painful to listen to but sometimes extraordinarily pretty and powerful, Mobius unleashes volleys of noise while Stecher powers through with primal percussion on G.A.M.S., one of the most challenging but rewarding releases of the year. 

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Konstrukt & Ken Vandermark - Kozmik Bazaar

    Kozmik Bazaar sees Turkish free jazz group Konstrukt collaborate with Chicago jazz musician Ken Vandermark for a third time. Vandermark has played with pretty much everyone in the jazz world including Peter Brotzmann, Alex Dorner and Mats Gustafsson, to name but a few. Kozmik Bazaar starts from a familiar enough place by referencing Ornette Coleman before taking itself to a psychedelic place way beyond what most people would consider to be jazz.

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Ben Vince & Jacob Samuel - I'll Stick Around

    Recent records from both Ben Vince and Jacob Samuel have found the pair experimenting with electronics and whatnot, but this new collaborative LP I’ll Stick Around sees them getting back to basics. 'Basics' for this saxophonist and pianist still count as an expansive free composition-style that combines classic avant-jazz stylings with post-minimalism and the cerebral expanses of discrete music, but you get what we mean - they’re using wood-and-metal instruments again rather than bleep-bloop toys.

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Friday 27th September 2019

    Call Super and Parris - CANUFEELTHESUNONYRBACK

    DJ and Producer Call Super (JR Seaton, Ondo Fudd) and Parris (Daryl Parris) team up for a 12” 'CANYOUFEELTHESUNONYOURBACK'. Both artists are described as ‘poetic’ so this collaboration should work well. It may also explain their weird press release, a story about a man whose first and last name are both brands of chisel who is supposedly a writer living in a run down house, his only pleasure in life is occasionally going outside for some sun. 

    Due in: only 8 days to go
  • Monday 30th September 2019

    Ramin Djawadi - Game of Thrones: Season 2 (Music from the HBO Series)

    Season 2 of HBO's phenomenally successful costume drama Game of Thrones features more swords, more dragons but also another lovely soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi who had scored season one to high acclaim. His sorrowful and grandly orchestrated music works just as well with or without medieval jousting and scenes that some viewers may find upsetting.   

    Due in: only 11 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Gorillaz - Demon Days

    Time for a picture disc edition of Gorillaz second album Demon Days. The 'virtual band' had long been known as yet another outlet for the multifarious musical experiments of Damon Albarn but their self titled debut captured the publics imagination in a way a straightforward solo album might not have done. Here it was time to up the guests and the likes of De La Soul, Roots Manuva, Neneh Cherry all made contributions. Being an Albarn project a community choir also made its regulatory appearance. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique

    Its interesting to remember the fuss that was made over the Beastie Boys when they first came to parochial old Britain. For one this they started a craze in which young hoodlums stole badges off Volkswagen Passats to the anger of dads across the country. Paul's Boutique was probably the first sign that this was not just some New York novelty sent to ruin your hard earned hatchback. A more varied and sonically experimental work, it was a multi-hued record full of bravado, three-pronged vocal attacks but also inventive sampling which re-wrote the rule book of what hip-hop could be.    

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Boris - Feedbacker

    'Feedbacker' is Japanese experimental metal band Boris’ masterpiece, encompassing one song divided into five distinct movements. The piece shape-shifts from drone metal to psychedelia, bleeding into stoner metal and glorious noise where even the percussion distorts! ‘Feedbacker’ is a record which perfectly highlights Boris’ chameleonic tendencies, making it an essential record for fans of post-metal, psych rock, drone and noise rock.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

    Plastic Beach was the third album by Damon Albarn's virtual multimedia project Gorillaz and like its predecessor Demon Days it is guest strewn with artists as disparate as Mark E Smith, Snoop Dog, Lou Reed and Gruff Rhys appearing as the inevitable Womack (Bobby). It's a concept album about waste and the environment that also manages to be insanely catchy and danceable. He's an annoyingly talented git that Albarn.  

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    The Raincoats - Odyshape

    Odyshape was the second LP from post-punk legends the Raincoats and it really is odd shaped music they made. It's the sound of music plunging headlong into previous unseen areas and at times can be a challenging listen but with moments of pure inspiration such as opener Shouting Out Loud. It was notable for featuring a host of drummers following on from a Spinal Tap-esque drummer crisis. When those drummers were of the calibre of the likes of Robert Wyatt and Charles Hayward then it seems to have been a blessing. Marble vinyl edition remastered from the original tapes.    

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Sven Libaek - Inner Space

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Mammane Sani et Son Orgue - La Musique Électronique du Niger

    The wonderful and excellent Sahel Sounds reissue La Musique Électronique du Niger, a 1981 set from Nigerien artist Mammane Sani. These tracks, laid down in a quickfire session on Niger National Radio’s rickety old organ, have become a crucial part in the country’s musical story by the broadcaster subsequently using them as theme music for their shows. Now remastered from the original tapes, these droning compositions make a lot of sense alongside Sahel Sounds’ recent Hama album.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Sven Libaek - The Set (Original Soundtrack)

    Possibly best known for playing "Fifi" Macaffee in 'Mad Max', Australian actor Roger Ward also wrote and directed the controversial 1970 film 'The Set', which challenged and shocked the sexually conservative public of the time. Sven Libaek's lighthearted jazz soundtrack from said film gets the reissue treatment here, providing a compelling glimpse into swinging 1960s Sydney.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Built To Spill - Ancient Melodies Of The Future

    Some sauntering songs about all sorts from Built To Spill. Ancient Melodies Of The Future is the 2001 classic from the Idahoans and it's getting reissued just for you. It's full of slacked out guitars, loose and groovy drums and Doug Martsch's trade mark drawling croon. If you like their other stuff, Modest Mouse, The Pixies, The Decemberists and all things indie-rock then pick it up, it will not disappoint. Out on vinyl LP from Music On Vinyl.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Four Tet - Morning / Evening

    On 12” vinyl or CD on Text. In perfect indemnible style, Four Tet releases his new album on his own imprint shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Only info in this is via his bareboned tweets, giving us the front cover and the fact that there are only two songs, each around 20 minute mark in length, one entitled Morning Side, the other (shockingly) Evening Side. I’ve already bought it, my friends have already bought it, and so should YOU!?!

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    The Replacements - Tim

    Rhino are reissuing a bunch of The Replacements’ albums to vinyl, and 1985’s Tim is one of them. Tim was the band’s first album for a major label and it remains a high-point of their discography: indeed, it is a key piece of the US alternative-rock puzzle. It contains the hit songs ‘Bastards Of The Young’ and “Left Of The Dial’. Vinyl reissue.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Jackie Shane - Any Other Way

    A pioneering figure who is thoroughly deserving of the retrospective interest in her career, Any Other Way is the first collection of Jackie Shane’s work approved by the artist herself. Though at the time her work barely got beyond the clubs of Toronto, Shane’s strong voice and stronger presence as a transgender woman in 1960’s North America has seen her influence spread far over the years. This LP brings together live recordings and her run of 45s, all of which demonstrate her unique command of soul, funk and r&b. Includes three previously unreleased tracks.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    JOHN - God Speed In The National Limit

    John plus John equals JOHN. Noise rock two piece from Crystal Palace release their new full length album God Speed In The National Limit For fans of Idles, Pulled Apart By Horses and the like, they mix aggressive yet danceable guitar and drum noise with introspective lyrics. LP on Pet Care in limited numbers .

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Pharoah Sanders & Idris Muhammad - Africa

    A 1987 gem of an album by the great Pharoah Sanders. Africa features the Sanders saxophone alongside Curtis Lundy, John Hicks and Idris Muhammad, bringing things down to a classic quartet situation. These recordings include a take on Coltrane’s ‘Naima’ and Sanders own classic ‘You’ve Got To Have Freedom’, among much else. High quality performances, reissued with bonus tracks by Tidal Waves Music.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Townes Van Zandt - The Best of Townes Van Zandt

    Have you heard of Townes Van Zandt? Well he's a master of American Folk music with an extensive back catalogue. Can't be bothered to look into all its nooks and crevices? Well why not start with a Best of Townes Van Zandt? Here is a gatefold 2LP vinyl version of the best bits from his storied and often troubled career All the brilliant moments are here...delve in and you'll be smitten there's no doubt.    

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    FEET - What's Inside Is More Than Just Ham

    Coventry’s FEET will follow their UK tour this summer with the release of their debut album. Its title apparently inspired by a hot dog, What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham was the result of natural experimentation encouraged by producer Cam Blackwood. Contains recent UK Top 10 Vinyl Chart single ‘English Weather’. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Kacy & Clayton - Carrying On

    Taking cues from fifty years’ worth of American and British folk and country rock, Canadian second cousins Kacy and Clayton present their third studio album. Carrying On, inspired by a massive period on the road of nearly two years, is a classic travelogue record and is produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    The Sherlocks - Under Your Sky

    The Sherlocks celebrate their contribution to the 100 years of Leeds United show with their second album, Under Your Sky. Rather than doubling down on the thrashy sound that so defined their debut, the band have opted for a cleaner one, occasionally using keyboards in place of guitars. Hopefully none of their fans will feel betrayed.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    WIVES - So Removed

    WIVES are another one of them there post-punk bands from New York City. However, on debut LP So Removed they distance themselves from the art-school Ramones-isms of fellow Big Applers like Parquet Courts and Bodega. Tracks like ‘The 20 Teens’ and ‘Workin’’ showcase a scuzzier, more low-slung sound influenced by Sonic Youth and The Pixies and maybe also a little bit by the Men.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    SQÜRL - The Dead Don't Die: Original Score

    SQÜRL once again team up with director Jim Jarmusch (and SQÜRL member) to score his film, The Dead Don’t Die. Putting new and original twists on well-worn horror movie tropes - the film is a take on the zombie apocalypse genre - The Dead Don’t Die could in time be viewed alongside the greats of the oeuvre. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    The Cult - Sonic Temple (30th Anniversary Edition)

    Released in the spring of 1989 and housing some of the group’s most popular songs, The Cult’s Sonic Temple represented the apex of their commercial success. Having been out of print for 20 years, it gets a deluxe 30th anniversary re-issue, on double vinyl, 5xCD box set and a special 7xLP limited edition collection. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Gong Gong Gong - Phantom Rhythm

    Formed four years ago in Beijing and building up a cult following through guerrilla gigging, the compelling guitar/bass duo Gong Gong Gong deliver their debut album Phantom Rhythm. Sung in Cantonese but drawing from rhythms as far-flung as Saharan desert blues and ambient drone music, it’s one of the most essential underground releases of 2019. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Wilco - Ode to joy

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

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Empath - Active Listening: Night On Earth

    Empath were formed in Philadelphia by Garrett Koloski, Emily "Jem" Shanahan, Catherine Elicson and Randall Coon. Between them they have played in the bands Perfect Pussy and Waxahatchee. They make a kind of noisy, but non-aggressive version of punk and have been compared to Broken Social Scene, Sonic Youth, Times New Viking, New Age and Priests. Their debut album is 'Active Listening: Night On Earth'.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    DIIV - Deceiver

    'Deceiver' is the third album from Brooklyn, New York band, DIIV. The band trade in fuzzy shoegaze dream pop with poetic lyrics. Their last album, 'Is The Is Are', was critically well received and even got a decent review on here! At least this album title is a little easier to say out loud than its predecessor.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Portico Quartet - Memory Streams

    Former Mercury Prize nominees Portico Quartet deliver their fifth studio album. While the London band have always strived to differentiate their sound from record to record, 'Memory Streams' may represent the most dramatic sonic shift yet, embracing ambient and electronic influences into their minimalistic jazz approach. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band - Obiaa!

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

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Angel Olsen - All Mirrors

    On her fourth album, All Mirrors, Angel Olsen shows us her darkest side. Its introspective nature was an important step for Olsen. Through its brooding tones and lyrics she tells us about learning to trust yourself and move on, find peace in your own company. Valuable lessons, perhaps. On Jagjaguwar.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Penguin Cafe - Handfuls of Night

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

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Elvis Depressedly - Depressedelica

    Mathew Lee Cothran returns with his first album of new music under his Elvis Depressedly moniker in four years. Depressedelica is easily the broadest vision for Cothran’s music yet, seeing him embrace synthesisers, electronics and chopped-up samples and build them into his trademark hazy guitar suites. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Dengue Dengue Dengue - Zenit and Nadar

    That's three Dengue's so you should be topped up with Dengue's for a good while. The three Dengue's here continue their unique musical journey by tapping into the rich and varied musical history of Afro Peruvian music. They don't just talk the talk though, they've met with members of Peruvian musical dynasties in order to collaborate and share ideas. Should be a fascinating ride.  

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Jeff Mills - Sight, Sound and Space

    Jeff Mills sets off on his latest astral travel with bumper compilation 'Sight, Sound And Space'. Each of the three instalments here feature a carefully curated selection of tracks from across Mills’ extensive back catalogue - 'Sight' consists of stuff he’s made for the screen, 'Sound' collects some of his most sonically intriguing work and 'Space' once again explores his fascination with the cosmos. The accompanying booklet sees Mills illuminating us with the stories behind the music.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    JOHN - Out Here On The Fringes

    They are a two piece and both are called John but they are not They Might Be Giants. Instead these two Johns have called themselves JOHN. Makes a sort of sense I suppose. This is their second LP and the first off the back of a European tour with Idles which I'm sure brought them to a new and sweaty fanbase. Expect idiosyncratic songs and lots of capitalisation. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Afriqua - Colored

    After dropping two EPs on R&S in the past couple of years, Afriqua now returns to the label with his debut LP. Colored is another set of Afrofuturist dancefloor tackle from the one born Adam Longman Parker. The sleek stylings of Moodymann are blended with the dubbier sounds of European house labels like Dekmantel. Salomon Faye and Zap Mama are among the guests on Colored.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Coil - Theme From The Gay Man's Guide To Safer Sex

    The fact that this is Coil might lead you to assume that the title of Theme From The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex is a joke of some sort, but it isn’t: this is music that Coil produced to accompany a VHS sex-ed documentary by that name. Ambient house, new age balearic vibes and slinking jazz are the order of the day. Presented here as a standalone soundtrack for the very first time, working from the original masters, On Musique Pour La Danse.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Konk - The Magic Force of Konk 1981-1988

    KONK (their capitalisation) were a sort of post-punk band that played the clubs of New York and elsewhere in the early 80s. I say sorta post-punk because their sound encompassed hip-hop, jazz and latin music and created a wall of kinetic rhythms for hip clubbers of the era to dance to. This 3LP box set is the ultimate collection of their work and comes on three different flavours of vinyl. Bound to appeal to fans of ESG, James Chance, Liquid Liquid and LCD Soundsystem

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Minor Pieces - The Heavy Steps Of Dreaming

    There’s always a flurry of excitement at Norman Towers when we get wind of a new Ian William Craig record. His latest effort sees him team up with the hitherto-unknown Missy Donaldson to form Minor Pieces. The pair’s debut LP, The Heavy Steps Of Dreaming, sees them combining Craig’s incomparably beautiful hauntological drone-songs with crystal-clear close harmonies and gentle acoustic strums. It is, of course, absolutely brilliant. Think a more crystalline rendering of Bon Iver’s recent glitch opuses - actually, better still, just think about mid-period Björk.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Beastie Boys - Root Down

    ‘Root Down’, of course, is one of the iconic Beastie Boys joints, a highlight of the classic Ill Communication LP when that dropped back in 1994. A year later the trio issued an EP based around the track. The Root Down EP features the original along with two other versions - the hard-headed ‘Free Zone Mix’ and a jazzy boom-bap rendering by Prince Paul. The rest of the record is filled with live tracks and a hidden bonus beat.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Dome - Dome 3

    After Wire temporarily called it quits in 1980 Graham Lewis and Bruce Gilbert decided that, actually, they still quite enjoyed making music together. However, the stuff they then started doing in Dome was pretty far removed from the serrated, angular punk they’d dealt out in their previous band. While still part of the post-punk continuum, records like Dome's third LP Dome 3 (1981) have more in common with the dubwise experimentation of Brian Eno & David Byrne’s My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts - another album that came out in 1981. This new Editions Mego pressing of Dome 3 gives the record new artwork an a remastering job from Rashad Becker.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) - Souvenir

    The 40th anniversary of electro-pop pioneers OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) is being marked with a new set of singles-oriented releases titled Souvenir. Spanning all their singles from 1979 to the present day (including a brand new single ‘Don’t Go’), it comes as a 2xCD or 3xLP compilation, or as a lavish 5xCD + 2xDVD box set that includes a selection of unreleased material, live audio and video albums, and ‘Crush - The Movie’. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Max Richter - Voyager - Essential Max Richter

    Voyager - Essential Max Richter is a career-spanning retrospective by the German-born composer. Not only is this the essential stuff from Richter’s impressive career so far, but it’s pretty essential for any record collection too. It includes excerpts from his reworking of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons along with scores from TV and film soundtracks such as The Leftovers, The Blue Notebooks and Mary Queen of Scots. A good place to start discovering Max Richter.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Budgee - Swing the Barkley

    Budgee is a duo featuring Celine Brooks, a Canadian who currently resides in Glasgow and Gareth Dickson who, as well as being an artist in his own right, has played with Vashti Bunyan. The influences on display here range from Robbie Basho to Fleetwood Mac via Talking Heads. This makes their debut full-length 'Swing The Barkley' an album of folk, pop and Americana with minimal production well worth your time.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Prince Fatty - In the Viper's Shadow

    In The Viper’s Shadow, the new album from Prince Fatty AKA, record producer Mike Pelanconi, features a veritable who’s who of reggae and dub stars. Cornell Campbell, Tippa Irie, Big Youth, George Dekker, Shniece McMenamin, Earl 16, Winston Francis, Marcia Griffith and Horseman all pop up, all produced and arranged by Pelanconi to get the best use out of the ensemble cast.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    William DuVall - One Alone

    William DuVall is of course the be-shaded singer in none other than grunge legends Alice In Chains. Here, he creates a bona fide solo album in that it comprises of just DuVall's acoustic guitar and voice, stripping off all the ephemera and nuts and bolts to leave the listener with the singer's true honest vision. Comparisons have already been made to Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley so regardless of what you think of his parent group, this could be a career swerve to keep an eye on. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Lightning Dust - Spectre

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

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    The Clandestine Quartet - One for the Fossa, Two for the Wolverine

    Powerhouse weirdo skronk outfit, assembled for a (one-off?) St John Sessions gig (and accompanying studio session) by Alan Bishop. He roped in his Sun City Girls brother Richard Bishop and his Rangda associate Chris Corsano, as well as Corsano’s fellow-traveller Michael Flower, meaning that this here Clandestine Quarter has both incredible firepower and wonderful dexterity. If any of the names involved is known to you, One for the Fossa, Two for the Wolverine is a must!

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Julie's Haircut - In The Silence Electric

    As I started writing this my girlfriend Julie was fretting about her hair. Weird huh? Well this Julie's Haircut are an Italy-based cosmic psych-rock band with an interest in the metaphysical and all that sort of palaver. This, their second album blends the religious preaching of Spiritualized (they mention the lord at one point) with the drone churn of Suicide plus all sorts of jazz-flecked experimentation. A record for altered states and higher consciousness. Long may they drone on. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    David Woodcock - Normal Life

    Even Men With Steel Hearts Love To See A Dog On The Sleeve. Look at that little beauty. My perfect dog almost. Lucky old David Woodcock a singer-songwriter straight out of Southend with a particularly English strand of songwriting that has seen him compared with Ray Davies, Blur and Ian Dury. This is his second album for Blow Up, his previous self-titled effort gained strong support from the likes of Steve Lamacq and Marc Riley.   

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Amy Studt - Happiest Girl In The Universe

    Title possibly ironic on an album by a singer-songwriter whose career perhaps mirrors Scott Walker in that Amy Studt had two tries at being a bona fide pop star in the early 2000's before retreating to a rural cottage to plot her next move. She returned from exile with darker and more tortured songs of which Happiest Girl In the Universe is the latest batch. Here she ruminates bleakly on her life journey on an album of equal parts failure and redemption all the while accompanying herself on an assortment of instruments all topped off with her exceptional voice and arrangement talents. Sometimes it's the tortoise that wins the race. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    King Salami and The Cumberland Three - Kiss My Ring

    Ooph...rude! Oh that kind of ring. This is London garage rockers King Salami's fourth full length record. You may remember them from television's UK's Best Part Time Band where they showcased their ability to rework 50s and 60s blues and garage influence for modern ears. The Cumberland Three are ex members of the Parkinsons and together they blast out sweaty riotous music that recalls the Mummies, the Trashmen and Bo Diddley. Put on your dancing shoes right now. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Kath Bloom & Loren Connors - Sand In My Shoe

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

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Kath Bloom & Loren Connors - Moonlight

    Moonlight is the second Kath Bloom & Loren Connors re-issue this week and was their final album released in 1984 before the dissolution of their partnership as both took time away from music for the best part of a decade. It sees the duo playing in a more intuitive, freeform style than earlier records with Kath's delicate songs backed up by Loren's supportive playing. This re-issue of the original short run pressing includes digital bonus tracks of rare of the era live recordings and is available in two vinyl colours (while stocks last).   

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Bruno Bavota - Get Lost

    The prophecy is true - Italian composer Bruno Bavota has made another LP of contemporary classical compositions. Get Lost ticks all the usual boxes - Waifish piano? Yep. Gently-undulating strings? Sure. Chest-swelling chord progressions? Very much so. Olafur Arnalds would be proud. Something from Get Lost is sure to be soundtracking a climactic scene in a romcom very soon.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    The Raincoats - The Raincoats (40th Anniversary Edition)

    Luckily for record labels everywhere, a lot of good music was released in 1979 so we have plenty of 40th Anniversary re-issues to look forward to this year. The latest is the debut LP from the Raincoats, their spindly surprisingly tuneful art-rock influenced generations of future legends such as Kurt Cobain and Kim Gordon and is now available on marble vinyl, re-mastered from the original tapes with limited edition prints from founding members Gina Birch and Ana Da Silva.  

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind - Get Down Get With It

    Jim Jones (Thee Hypnotics, the Jim Jones Revue etc) and pals return with a slab of explosive garage rock and one of the most popular racket slices played on their recent tour. Get Down Get With It has already been a hit for such legends as Little Richard and Slade and is a call to arms to stop moping in the corner about the state of the world and get your feet on the dancefloor. Limited 7" vinyl for independent stores only. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Don Slepian - New Dawn

    Don Slepian has been making electronic and new age music for over thirty years toying with everything from gamelan ensembles to early day electronics. Originally released on cassette only, New Dawn is his 1980 era album which uses entirely analogue equipment including mellotrons and Korg's to produce euphoric electronic and ambient composition. Well worth a re-issue and a nice addition to the ever increasing canon of new age albums pressed to vinyl.  

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Suggested Friends - Turtle Taxi

    Oh God now we get bands named after phrases we see on the internet every day.  Suggested Friends are a DIY, queer-punk band out of deepest Norfolk who blend their lo-fi credentials with a tongue-in-cheek take on big 80s rock. They self-identify as the sweet spot between Weezer and Abba ...two awful bands I hope you'll agree. Doesn't bode well but maybe they will cancel each other out. The appearance of Emma Kupa (Mammoth Penguins etc) suggests it will be better than all that and that they will be coming to Indietracks in 2020. Mark my words.      

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Post Malone - Hollywood's Bleeding

    Following the raging success of Beerbongs & Bentleys last year, Texan rapper Post Malone capitalises by unleashing his third studio album just 17 months later. Trailed by no fewer than three US Billboard Top 3 singles already, Hollywood’s Bleeding ought to see Post smashing records once again. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Franz Kirmann - Madrapour

    Inspired by Robert Merle’s 1976 novel of the same name, in which passengers are stuck on a plane to an imaginary country but never lands (which sounds a bit like a stag party I once went on) Madrapour is a series of ghostly, anxious musical repetitions constructed by Franz Kirmann, the French composer behind the soundtrack to the BBC's 'McMafia'.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    disrupt - The Recreation Room

    Jahtari favourite Disrupt comes through with an LP for the newly-minted Zonedog imprint. The one born Jan Gleichmar returns to his favourite style of technoid illbient fare on The Recreation Room. A leftfield bit of futurism, this record cycles through washed-out ambiences, strange fourth-world loops and dubby atmospheres. It’s easy to get swept up in The Recreation Room, an album that recalls Muslimgauze, Cankun and King Midas Sound.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Boy Harsher - Country Girl Uncut

    Massachusetts-based synthwave duo Boy Harsher released the four track EP Country Girl in 2017. Now we have Country Girl Uncut - the original EP plus four previously unreleased tracks. The sound of EP reflects both their idealistic rural Massachusetts home life and their crazy, hedonistic trips to New York. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Oscar Jerome - Live In Amsterdam

    It's already been quite the couple of years for jazz soul fusion guy Oscar Jerome. He's played with Kamasi Washington, collaborated with Ezra Collective and Sons of Kemet and been playlisted by 6 Music all while sounding unnervingly like Jamiroquai. Music college-friendly jazz often sounds at its best when performed live and so some wise bod has taped a performance by Jerome in Amsterdam and slung it out on vinyl for us all to enjoy. Six tracks of smooth coming your way.    

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Datassette - Kestrel Manoeuvres In The Dark

    Datassette is the recording moniker of British producer, programmer and DJ John Davies, and his latest four-track EP release, the punnily-titled Kestrel Manoeuvres In The Dark and presented on 12” vinyl, is a dazzling display of IDM reminiscent of prime-time Aphex Twin and the best Warp Records releases.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Rituals of Mine - Sleeper Hold

    Created out of personal tragedy, with vocalist Terra Lopez experiencing the death of her father and her best friend within six months, Sleeper Hold is an intensely moving new EP from alternative R&B act Rituals of Mine. It’s presented here on a limited edition 12” opaque purple vinyl. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    North Mississippi Allstars - Up and Rolling

    North Mississippi Allstars are again Up and Rolling with their latest Southern blues rock full-length, one interwoven with the cultural fabric of the outfit's home state. The record reflects on the band's 1990's beginnings, which sees the Mississippi mainstays neatly come full circle as they clock up 10 album releases.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Various - Congo Revolution – Revolutionary and Evolutionary Sounds from the Two Congos 1955-62

    With political revolution etched into the soul of this heavyweight vinyl, 'Congo Revolution...' focusses on the eruption of music that occurred in the run up to independence in 1960. Just as mouthwatering is the 50-page booklet included, which contextualises the interwoven nature of the social and musical zeitgeist during this time.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    DMX Krew - Don't You Wanna Play?

    A brand new four-track EP from DMX Krew, the most famous alias of London-based producer Edward Upton, who’s been one of the most active and consistent presences in British electronic music for over a quarter of a century. Don’t You Wanna Play? bears all of the hallmarks that have made Upton so respected. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Crypt Witch - Bad Trip Exorcism

    Deep Distance is a label usually known for its komische and krautrock as well as being an imprint of Polytechnic Youth. This release of Bad Trip Exorcism by Crypt Witch may come as a surprise. Stoner/Doom rock with the expansive nature of Spacemen 3 and the heavy riffing of Black Sabbath. This vinyl version follows the CD version which sold out very quickly. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Boris - LφVE & EVφL

    Borises aren’t all bad. Overlords of Japanese drone/doom/stoner psychedelic rock, Boris, are back with a double album. LφVE & EVφL sees the band continue to find new ways in which to cleave your mind apart. If you’re unfamiliar with Boris but like Sunn 0))), Sonic Youth et al, then you’ll love this. Also recommended for fans of Boris.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Boris - Akuma No Uta

    Never fear - although they may share a name with our troublesome and idiotic prime minister, Boris are excellent, combining ultra-heavy riffing with thunderous percussion ever since they came into being in 1992. Third Man Records re-issues their 2003 album, Akuma No Uta, to collide with a brand new American tour. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Jonathan Scherk & Daniel Majer - It's Counterpart

    Jonathan Scherk & Daniel Majer are a pair of musicians from in and around the post-rock scene in Vancouver. They are both solo artists in their own right, but on It’s Counterpart, seem to have found that their two styles are able to blend together. It is an album of sound collages sourced from YouTube, field recordings and those records you find for a quid in charity shops

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Swim Deep - Emerald Classics

    Birmingham indie band Swim Deep take their influences from the indie and credible pop from the 1980s. They are part of Birmingham’s so-called B-Town scene which has spawned bands such as Peace, Troumaca, Corelli, Wide Eyed, Bombers and JAWS. Emerald Classics is the band’s third album.On Cooking Vinyl.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    City and Colour - A Pill For Loneliness

    City and Colour is the music-making alias of Dallas Green (see where he got the name? No? Dallas = City, Green = Colour. Come on, keep up.) also of Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire. A Pill For Loneliness is his 6th album. It is first for four years and follows on from 2015’s If I Should Go Before You.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Yukihiro Takahashi - Saravah!

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

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Various - The Jazz Room compiled by Paul Murphy

    Jazz is everywhere right now but if you want a nice Giles Peterson-approved place to bed down for the afternoon with some new and old sounds try this new compilation of selections by veteran Paul Murphy. A long time jazz expert and DJ, Murphy selects a series of mostly upbeat danceable jazz mixing contemporary sounds with some classics from back in the day. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Levitation Room - Headspace

    Los Angeles band Levitation Room were formed by friends Julian Porte and Gabriel Fernandez. They mix contemporary garage rock with classic psychedelia. The band have moved to Greenway Records for their second album, Headpace, which is the follow up to their 2106 debut outing, Ethos, which was released on Burger Records. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Jackie Shane - Any Other Way / Sticks and Stones

    Soul legend William Bell wrote the song Any Other Way. It was taken up by Bostonian Jackie Shane - a transgender pioneer - who recorded the song, originally a mournful break-up song as the lyrics suited her need for a gay liberation anthem. It was originally released in 1962 - the same year William Bell cut his version in Memphis. B/w Sticks and Stones.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    VR Sex - Horseplay

    Horses. Can't live with them, can't live without. VR Sex are a provocative and experimental lot who trade in a kind of coagulation of synth punk, doom-rock and post-punk. This is their debut EP previously released on cassette-only and now available on two forms of 12". Oh yeah and it's the guy from Drab Majesty/Marriages making all this racket.  

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Gregory Tripi - MA (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    MA is a psychological horror film directed by Tate Taylor, known for films such as The Help, Girl On The Train and James Brown biopic Get On Up. The score was composed and performed by multi-instrumentalist Gregory Tripi, who has a whole host of TV and Film scores to his name. Here, he uses synths to create the perfect balance between creeping and crazy.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Emily Capell - Combat Rock

    London-based songwriter Emily Capell is massively influenced by Joe Strummer. Strummer is the reason she makes music, which is probably the reason she’s called her debut album Combat Rock. Along with The obvious influence of The Clash, Capell’s music is also influenced by her love of Johnny Cash, The Smiths, Mods in general and the Top 40, making her sound an eclectic blend of blues, indie, punk and pop.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Twin Temple - Satan's A Woman

    Twin Temple like to let you know who they are from the off so there’s no misunderstanding. They are rock ‘n’ roll satanists. Their new single , Satan’s A Woman (and why shouldn't she be?) follows on from their album Twin Temple Bring You Their Signature Sound….Satanic Doo-Wop. You should, by now, know what you’re getting into. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Snuff - There's A Lot Of It About

    North London punks Snuff return after 6 years with their tenth album, There’s A Lot Of It About. It is the follow-up to their 2013 album 5-4-3-2-1 Perhaps?. The band, to the uninitiated, are a speedy, hook heavy, horn heavy band that bring all the skins, mods and punks together under one roof. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Very Uncertain Times

    These are indeed very uncertain times, and to emphasise this fact, Hastings proto-metalers Admiral Sir Cloudesely Shovell return with their fourth album, Very Uncertain Times. Despite the album’s pessimistic title, the band are here to blow your cares away and make everything seem a-okay once again. On Rise Above.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    GospelbeacH - Let It Burn

    Thank God for that capital H or I'd be mixing them up with all the other things named Gospelbeach out there. This GospelbeacH is the pet project of Brent Rademaker of Beechwood Sparks and other Los Angeles curiosities alongside late, lamented guitarist Neal Casal. They play sunshine soaked West Coast rock something along the lines of Gram Parsons full of rich harmonies and twangy guitar solos.  

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Kal Marks - Let The Shit House Burn Down

    Explosive rockers Kal Marks started life as a solo project but has become a band over time. Let The Shithouse Burn Down is the band fourth album. They are apparently the loudest band in Boston according to NPR. Despite this tag, they do, however, find space in their cacophonous racket for some moments of genuine beauty. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Faux Pas / Uncle Buzzard - That's My Ego / Big Cat

    The new singles by Manchester-based indie punks Faux Pas and Leeds-based psych-po 5-piece Uncle Buzzard, come together as a double A-sided 7”. That’s My Ego shows Faux Pas maturing as songwriters as they discuss the pursuit of perfection, whilst Big Cat sees Uncle Buzzard’s shimmering sound shrouding some heavy subject matter.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Tony Njoku - Your Psyche's Rainbow Panorama

    Your Psyche's Rainbow Panorama by Tony Njoko was inspired by a 150 metre long glass walkway in the Danish city of Aarhus. The walkway was the work of Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson entitled Your Rainbow Panorama. It was the size of the project that inspired Njoku to make this visceral avant-pop version of what he saw, reflect different human emotions in each track.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Gaby Moreno & Van Dyke Parks - ¡Spangled!

    Guatemalan songwriter and musician Gaby Moreno has collaborated with renowned arranger, musician and producer Van Dyke Parks, known for his work with The Beach Boys as well as his own albums such as Song Cycle, to create ¡Spangled! The album includes a variety of styles including bolero, bossa nova and a bit of south western American music. Ry Cooder and Jackson Browne make guest appearances.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Vic Mars - Inner Roads and Outer Paths

    Hereford. I have no idea about what goes on their but I have a feeling Vic Mars third LP for Clay Pipe might just tell me. You see Vic has trawled back through his memory banks to recall his childhood pottering about the Herefordshire countryside. He also made a trip back there to see how it had all changed in the years since. All of which has inspired this album which uses old 80s software and array of school instruments to get that none-more-nostalgic sound. And will you just look at that artwork. Absolutely gorgeous as ever from Frances Castle and her wonderful Clay Pipe label. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Blood Orange - Angel's Pulse

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

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Ludovico Einaudi - I Giorni

    I Giorni is the sixth album, originally released in 2002, by Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi. The title translates as 'The Days'. The title track has been used on TV adverts and to soundtrack TV programmes, as well as receiving Radio 1 airplay. This helped the track to break into the Top 40. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Ludovico Einaudi - Le Onde

    Le Onde is the fourth album by Italian pianist and composer Ludivico Einaudi. It is inspired by the Virginia Wolfe novel, The Waves, which is precisely what the title translates to. Einaudi’s music has been sampled by Professor Green, remixed by Mogwai and used as walk on music by Nicki Minaj. Godfather of punk, Iggy Pop, counts himself among his fans. 

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Black Milk - DiVE

    Rapper, songwriter and producer Black Milk went solo in 2005 after being in production group B.R. Gunna. DiVE is his latest EP which concerns itself with being the bigger man and  finding forgiveness after betrayal. Guests include MAHD, BJ the Chicago Kid, and Sam Austins, an artist who Pusha-T has taken under his wing.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Clairo - Immunity

    A couple of years ago, Clairo announced herself with the home-recorded track, Pretty Girl. Since the song’s massive success, she has purposely faded from view to concentrate on making music that will stand the test of time. Her album,  Immunity, is the result. It was co-produced with Rostrum Batmanglij, formerly of Vampire Weekend.

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Friday 4th October 2019

    Julia Reidy - In Real Life

    Lots of musicians are Berlin-based these days. I guess it’s such a cool place to live. Prolific guitarist and composer Julia Reidy is another one of those musicians who has chosen Berlin as her home. Recently, Reidy has augmented her sound with the use of electronics, field recordings and autotune. Her latest LP, 'In Real Life', takes her experimental work further adding musique concrète to abstract song compositions which melt into rich electronic pieces

    Due in: only 15 days to go
  • Monday 7th October 2019

    tsone - pagan oceans I

    Tsone is the ambient project of Tony Obr. He arrives at his sound by mixing technology, art and exploring sound in a non-musical way. Pagan Oceans 1 is the first in a three album project. Minimal, organic, unique. Obr has worked with labels such as txt recordings, Tessellate Recordings, Stereoscenic, Audiotalaia, Dark Era Tapes, and Pocket Fields. Pagan Oceans 1 is issued through Home Normal.

    Due in: only 18 days to go
  • Monday 7th October 2019

    tsone - pagan oceans II

    Pagan Oceans II is the second part of a trilogy by Tsone AKA Tony Obr. The ambient project was a big deal for Home Normal boss Ian Hagwood, who also mastered the album, as the tapes came to him at a time when he was going through some bad stuff. He found that this was the soundtrack he needed. CD on Home Normal.

    Due in: only 18 days to go
  • Monday 7th October 2019

    tsone - pagan oceans III

    Tsone AKA Tony Obr has a vast array of releases under his belt through labels such as txt recordings, Tessellate Recordings, Stereoscenic, Audiotalaia, Dark Era Tapes, and Pocket Fields. Pagan Oceans III, the third and final part of an ambient trilogy, is released through Home Normal and means a lot to label boss Tony Hagwood.

    Due in: only 18 days to go
  • Tuesday 8th October 2019

    Matt Christensen / Circle Bros - Split

    Matt Christensen was the guitarist and singer for Zelienpole, a band on the edges of slowcore, post-rock and shoegaze. His solo work is similar, but a more spacious and eerie. Wim Lecluyse who runs Morc Records, records under the name Circle Bros and has a sound that, over the years, has changed from ambient to song-based project. Their split single is available through Morc Records.

    Due in: only 19 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out Of Season

    For those of you hungry for more Portishead content I have some good news. In 2002 Beth Gibbons connected with Talk Talk's Paul Webb (here using the name Rustin Man) to produce 'Out Of Season'. It's a record that's much more indebted to folk and jazz than the trip hop Gibbons is known for, and alongside her recording of Górecki's 'Symphony No. 3', proves she's one of the most versatile vocalists alive.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    The Dukes of Stratosphear - Psonic Psunspot

    The Dukes of Stratosphear were a 60s psychedelic pop group who released two albums. 'Psonic Psunspot', their second, was released in 1987... Wait a minute, something's not quite right. These Dukes were actually the side-project of art-punks XTC who managed to not only be convincing, but also very, very good. A whole lot of fun.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    The Wedding Present - George Best

    The ever-prolific pioneers of UK indie, The Wedding Present, are embarking on an extensive reissue campaign, releasing five albums, two compilations and an EP from the band’s ‘80s and 90’s output, all of which are expanded multi-disc sets crammed with bonus material, extensive sleeve notes, art work and general Weddos emphemera. Most synonymous for their familiar depiction of relationships using acerbic wit, frontman David Gedge is a virtuoso when it comes to the bittersweet love song.

    Originally released in 1987, ‘George Best’ was the anticipated debut album by The Wedding Present, and saw the band do what they do best: create perfectly primitive, high-energy guitar-pop music about love and heartbreak. Lyrically some of Gedge’s most simple but much-loved songs; ‘George Best’ helped to create the Wedding Present’s definitive nuanced sound, and maintained their status as pillars of jangle pop. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    The Dukes of Stratosphear - 25 O' Clock

    '25 O' Clock' rock, around the clock... The debut album from the mysterious and elusive Dukes of Stratosphear (not actually that mysterious and elusive, just XTC having some fun) is a good argument for the value in knowing your musical history. The 80s were not the 60s but that doesn't mean you couldn't make great 60s music in the 80s. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky’s Edge

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows

    Sheffield’s favourite classic-style rock singer-songwriter Richard Hawley returns to your stereos with Hollow Meadows, album number eight in his oeuvre. Hawley broods and ponders on mature subject matter, backed by arrangements both richly orchestral and grittily direct (especially when Hawley’s guitar solos come into play).

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    MNNQNS - Body Negative

    Adrian D’Epinay, lead singer of French experimental rock act MNNQNS, was inspired for the band’s debut album by spending some time in Cardiff. The hybridisation of cultures that he experienced is made clear on Body Negative, an album that defies easy categorisation by its attempts to squeeze so many ideas into its 13 tracks. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Oscar Scheller - HTTP404

    Once touted as the saviour of British pop in some quarters, songwriter-for-hire and producer Oscar Scheller returns with his sophomore album HTTP404. Boasting collaborations with Lily Allen, Ashnikko and Sarah Midori Perri of Kero Kero Bonito, it promises a more reflective take on the exuberance of his debut Cut & Paste

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Various - Hillbillies In Hell: Volume 9

    Hillbillies in Hell Vol.9 gathers together some incredibly rare or just plain forgotten about singles by well-known country artists such as Ernest Tubb, Jim Reeves, Porter Wagoner and The Louvin Brothers. Maybe worth investing in just to hear what 'Please Don’t Go Topless, Mother' by Troy Hess sounds like.



    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Comet Gain - Fireraisers, Forever!

    Fireraisers, Forever! Is the new album from Comet Gain. Seemingly, they are harking back to the Charlie Brooker/Chris Morris sitcom, Nathan Barley, bemoaning the rise of the idiot. They are the latest in a long line of artists to speak out about the current state of the world. It’s a bit more spiky than their previous album, 2014’s Paperback Ghosts. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Allah-Las - LAHS

    After a solo run out under the name Paint, Pedrum Siadatian returns to the womb that bore him, i.e. Allah-Lahs. LAHS is the band’s fourth album. There’s a palpable togetherness about this album, but their sun-bleached melodies and soft psychedelia remain at their core. On Mexican Summer.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Codes In The Clouds - Codes In The Clouds

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

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Kiefer - Superbloom

    Jazz pianist and composer Kiefer Shackelford delivers his third studio album, just a year after his last effort Happysad. On top of intensive touring and working with Anderson .Paak, it’s been a remarkably fertile time for Kiefer - Superbloom gathers up the tracks from recent EP Bridges along with seven newbies. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    808 State - Transmission Suite

    Once hilariously misnamed Bob State by someone at Top of the Pops, Manchester's legendary electronic pioneers 808 State return with their first album since 2002. They recorded this at the old Granada studios in their home town so expect some of that rain-lashed industrial heritage to have rubbed off on their atmospheric Detroit influenced techno. A welcome return.  

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Starcrawler - Devour You

    Starcrawler’s well received self-titled debut, showed a band starting out and perhaps didn’t capture what the band really do. For their second album, Devour You, they’ve hired producer Nick Launay, who has worked with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, L7 and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. He was able to capture the essence of their live shows, albeit without making anyone bleed or braking anyone's fingers, and help the band make a follow-up with a harder edge. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Holden - The Idiots Are Winning

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

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Richard Dawson - 2020

    Despite album artwork and a title that seem like they belong to an Ed Sheeran record, '2020' in fact belongs to the UK's other great singer songwriter slash troubadour. I am of course talking about the wonderful Richard Dawson, who has helped drag the UK folk tradition into 2020 and beyond. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    The Specials - The Specials (40th Anniversary Edition)

    A message to you, Norman Records™ customer - the Specials’ iconicer-than-iconic debut LP is being reissued to mark its 40th birthday. This 1979 LP really couldn’t be more seminal, and chances are you probably know this thing so well that there’s no need for us to describe it to you. ‘Too Much Too Young', ‘A Message To You Rudy’ and the rest have all been remastered from the original tapes for this anniversary pressing.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Elbow - Giants of All Sizes

    I like them tall giants, I like them small giants, I like them brown-haired giants, I like them blonde-haired giants…

    Unfortunately Giants Of All Sizes, the latest LP from stadium-bothering Mancunians Elbow, doesn’t actually include a cover of Calvin Harris’ ‘The Girls’. Shame, that. What the band’s eighth album does contain is more of that brooding, baroque rock music that Guy Garvey et al do so well. Think of them as Northern England’s answer to The National.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae - Complicate Your Life With Violence

    Producer L’Orange and former Flying Lotus collaborator and rapper Jeremiah Jae team up once again for another album, following the critical success of their 2015 hook-up The Night Took Us In Like Family. Featuring 17 new tracks, Complicate Your Life With Violence ought to be another compelling collection. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Common Holly - When I say to you Black Lightning

    When I Say To You Black Lightning, the second LP from Montreal singer-songwriter, is a charming set of indie-styled balladry. Tapping into the folksiness of Devendra Banhardt, Regina Spektor’s forthright attitude and Deerhunter’s murmuring ambient punk style, the one born Brigitte Naggar proves a beguiling and captivating central figure here. When I Say To You Black Lightning is out via Dalliance (Gia Margaret, Wilsen).

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Stephen Mallinder - Um Dada

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

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Big Thief - Two Hands

    "I have two hands" - the words of synth wizard Viv Savage. Big Thief are the latest band to do that 'record two albums at the same time' thing  - see also Beach House. So if you bought this years U.F.O.F and are still enjoying it then you can move seemlessly into its sister album. Basically it seems where U.F.O.F was wet then Two Hands is dry both in the weather conditions at recording time and in the sound produced. Here the songs were recorded live with few overdubs as the band showcased their latest batch of songs with a no frills, bone dry approach.  

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Carl Stone - Baroo

    Working in the field of live electronic music since the Seventies, American composer Carl Stone has performed all around the world. With a set of compositions ranging from 2011 to just last year in origin, and written with the MAX programming language, Baroo is five brand new tracks released on Unseen Worlds. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Bodega - Shiny New Model

    Brooklyn quintet Bodega (and not the Nottingham venue of the same name) have announced a mini-album titled 'Shiny New Model'. It features eight songs of big grooves and wistful melodies. FFO Parquet CourtsShame, and Idles. What is a mini-album anyway? Where is the line? Is it just an EP? Answers on a postcard.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material

    Stiff Little Fingers’ debut LP Inflammable Material turns forty this year. If punk isn’t dead, it’s certainly well into its midlife crisis. Back in the day there were few better than these Northern Irish legends when it came to sound and fury. Recorded to a backdrop of the Troubles and sectarian violence, Jake Burns and his band burn with a righteous anger from Inflammable Material’s first track to its last.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Dino Spiluttini - Heaven

    Vienna’s Dino Spiluttini joins the roster of Vienna’s Editions Mego. I wonder often Dino and Peter Rehberg bump into one another at the supermarket. This is an album of powerfully realised neo-church music productions; Spiluttini’s bristling, gnashing style achieves a particularly spiritual grandness in its search for comfort from earthly trials.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    The Lilac Time - Return To Us

    "Return to yesterday" sang the Lilac Time on their 1987 nearly hit of the same name but twenty two years on they announce Return to Us which is their tenth album to date. These days they are all Duffys with leader Stephen 'don't call me Tin Tin' Duffy joined by Claire Duffy and Nick Duffy on an album of further explorations of the gentle folk-inspired melodies that they have always peddled. One of Britain's most underrated songwriters, it's gladdening to see Duffy still going strong on a homely album of world weary musing and sepia-tinted nostalgia.  

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Kim Gordon - No Home Record

    A new solo record from the icon(oclast)ic Kim Gordon, co-founder of Sonic Youth and an acclaimed solo artist since their demise. No Home Record is preoccupied with the feelings of transience and displacement - both physical and spiritual - that go hand-in-hand with modern existence, and consists of nine tracks of exploratory alternative rock. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Lindstrom - On a Clear Day I Can See Forever

    Lindstrøm presents his sixth solo studio album On A Clear Day I Can See Forever. Based around long, one-take recordings and inspired by the material he wrote for a special performance last winter at Norway’s Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, the new record has essentially seen him debunk his old ways of creating music, using physical instruments and not computer technology. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Current Affairs - Object & Subject

    Current Affairs sound like they might have been a skinny tied new wave band but no they are from now and they are from Glasgow. They feature members of the likes of Anxiety, the Royal We and Shopping and make scratchy, semi-discordant post-punk just ripe to headline your Wharf Chambers all dayer with gothy/soulful vocals atop future party tunes.  

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Gary Numan - Replicas – The First Recordings

    The second and final album from Gary Numan’s band Tubeway Army before Numan embarked on his celebrated (and ongoing) solo career, Replicas housed the UK chart-topping hit ‘Are Friends Electric?’ Now, the early sessions for the seminal record, including a John Peel session, are exhumed and presented on double ‘sage green’ vinyl. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    David Bowie - Storytellers

    20 years ago David Bowie recorded a set for the VH1 series Storytellers. It has previously been released on CD, Digital and DVD, but never on vinyl. This vinyl edition is the most complete and faithful version of events that day (23/08/1999) and includes 4 songs that were not on the original CD release. It contains songs from Hunky Dory, Low, Aladin Sane and more. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Ernest Hood - Neighborhoods

    Created using fields recordings, strange stringed instruments, and treated samples, Earnest Hood's 'Neighbourhoods' is imbibed with a profound sense of nostalgia. You can just hear the faint hum of a radio and the chirp of crickets, the album sounds like a summer's day. Although much of the sounds are familiar, Hoods synthesises a series of alien soundscapes that sounds like great sonic glaciers glancing off one another. Not only that but it was made in 1975! It still sounds wholly fresh and modern. FFO Mort GarsonEllen Arkbro, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    The Clash - London Calling (40th Anniversary)

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

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Various - Twin Peaks: Music from the Limited Event Series (Death Waltz Edition)

    Twin Peaks: Music from the Limited Event Series (Death Waltz Edition) features tracks from Twin Peaks mainstays Julee Cruise and Angelo Badalementi along with tracks from Nine Inch Nails, Eddie Vedder, Lissie, The Chromatics and Otis Redding. It’s a window into maverick director David lynch’s musical thinking. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Vazz - Cloud Over Maroma

    Cloud Over Maroma is a compilation album by ‘80s Glaswegian duo, Vazz. The duo comprised Hugh Small and Anna Howson. They got some Radio 1 airplay at the time from none other than John Peel. More recently, in 2014, their track Cast Reflection appeared on Fabriclive 78, compiled by Illum Sphere. Cloud Over Maroma is the latest in reissue series from STROOM.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    PYUR - Oratorio For The Underworld

    The worlds of sound design and classical composition come together on Oratorio For The Underworld, the new album by PYUR AKA Sophie Schnell. It is her first recording for Subtext. On the album she transports the listener to a mystical and ethereal space. Cellist Teresa Alvarez and violinist Juan Zalba Fuentes help with the textures within.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Masahiro Sugaya - Horizon Volume 1

    Masahiro Sugaya is barely known outside of his native Japan but Empire of Signs want to change all that with this introduction into his works. He has straddled the worlds of acoustic and experimental composition, jazz and future thinking computerised sounds in a long career which began in the 1980s. This remastered collection is a good place to start for newbies to his music and will appeal to fans of Hiroshi Yoshimura and the Lights In The Attic compilation Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 on which Sugaya appeared.  

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Tahiti 80 - Fear Of An Acoustic Planet

    20 years ago, French guitar pop band, Tahiti 80 released their first album, Puzzle. To celebrate this landmark, they have recorded, Fear Of An Acoustic Planet, an album featuring acoustic versions of tracks from throughout their career. The band were always a pleasant listen, and certainly know how to write a melody. This acoustic album makes those sweet songs a little sweeter, and perhaps we need a bit of that right now. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Malaria! - Compiled 2.0

    Important, under-represent new-wave group Malaria! have their Compiled 1981-1984 LP reissued on Moabit Musik. This new edition bulks out the sixteen tracks of Compiled’s first run with four other tunes. Containing their 1982 debut LP Emotion, debut single, early EPs and some assorted other cuts, Compiled runs the gauntlet of early 80’s post-punk styles from a group who used to run with Einstürzende Neubauten. Gudrun Gut got her start in Malaria! you know.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    The Dukes of Stratosphear - Psurroundabout Ride

    The Dukes of Stratosphear were the alter ego of XTC in the mid '80s a time when psychedelic music was seemingly confined to the dustbin of history despite slowly emerging scenes in then UK and the US. The band adopted pseudonyms in order to make music more obviously in thrall to the 60s psychedelic experiences they'd had as youths and strangely enough the Dukes started to sell more records than its parent band. Indeed producer John Leckie was chosen by the Stone Roses after they'd heard his work on 25 O’Clock and Psonic Psunspot the two albums collected here. Both have been remastered and on the blu-ray you also get complete demos and instrumental versions.  

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Julien Chang - Jules

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

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Tom Of England - Sex Monk Blues

    Tom of England is in fact Thomas Bullock of England who has previously traded under the names Tonka Hi-fi and most notoriously A.R.E Weapons. He's been tinkering away for years on what would become his debut solo album in which he produces six slices of futurist dancefloor sizzle which has been compared excitingly to PIL and Arthur Russell....and it's out on L.I.E.S further lending creedence to the idea that this is very much something of an unclassifiable release.  

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Upperground Orchestra - Euganea

    A self-styled ‘cosmic jazz’ collective founded in Italy around the turn of the millennium by Lebanese artist Rabih Beaini, Upperground Orchestra have been silent for over a decade since the release of their last album in 2008. It’ll be fascinated to hear how Euganea, scheduled for the end of 2019, sounds given that protracted absence. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Special Request - Offworld

    The third of four albums expected in 2019 alone by Leeds producer Special Request, a.k.a. Paul Woolford. From his residency at legendary Leeds house night Back To Basics to his involvement on the soundtrack of Blade Runner 2049, Woolford’s artistry is hugely diverse, and this latest double-album Offworld is another demonstration of that. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Fabienne Delsol - Four

    The functionally-titled fourth album from the brilliant Fabienne Delsol sparkles with ‘60s garage-rock throwback aesthetics and timeless pop sensibilities. Produced by the French star alongside Luke Oldfield and Toerag studios, original music and inspired cover versions share equal billing on Four

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Bdrmm - If Not, When?

    Oh dear lord don't. I assume they pronounce this Bedroom. If one more band or artist does this I'm going to scream the house down. It may come as no surprise that this Hull five piece are influenced by DIIV and THCRE (the Cure). This debut 10" on the always collectible Sonic Cathedral contains tracks from three of their self-released singles plus you get the Jewson lot of what they've done so far on the digital. Could be popular so get in on the grd flrr.     

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Heavy Lungs - Measure

    Heavy Lungs were given a helping hand by fellow Bristolians Idles when they released a split single together. Heavy Lungs are fronted by the one and only Danny Nedelko, so really Heavy Lungs gave Idles a helping hand first. It’s a chicken/egg situation I guess. Anyway, here we have a 5-track EP by Heavy Lungs all on their own. It’s called measure and is released via Balley Records which is owned by Idles' Joe Talbot. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Deja Vega - Deja Vega

    Mancunian trio Déjà Vega present their eponymous debut LP. This record is full of well-rendered lad-psych tunes, all humming basslines and post-Stone Roses lyrical flotsam/jetsam. Some of the tracks swagger along in a manner which recalls early Kasabian, others have more of a motorik Krautish feel to them. Could be massive, this lot.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Cold In Berlin - Rituals Of Surrender

    Cold In Berlin mix fuzzy, goth-flavoured detuned doom rock with post punk. They're based in London, so I have no idea if they know what the temperature is in Berlin. They claim to be influenced by music released in the 20 year period between 1973 and 1993 along with things outside music such as Asian extreme films, early 20th century European literature, the work of documentary maker Adam Curtis. This all pours into their latest slab of wax, Rituals Of Surrender.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    The Harlem Gospel Travelers - He's On Time

    The ‘Travelers’ bit of The Harlem Gospel Travelers’ name comes from the fact that the young members of this small choir travelled from all over NYC to the hallowed turf of Harlem to rehearse together. Good job they made the trips, too - He’s On Time is a potent collection of throwback gospel-soul tunes of the sort that Daptone Records have revived throughout the city in recent years. Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed produces.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Kincaid ft. Blancmange - Late For Sum

    Father-son collaborations aren’t too common in pop, but the creative bond between Joe Arthur (Kincaid) and his dad Neil Arthur (frontman of English ‘80s synth-pop act Blancmange) is so compelling that they’ve decided to release a six-track mini-album together, following the warm reception given to single ‘Big Fat Head’ earlier this year. Late For Sum includes the original and remixed title track, plus four remixes Kincaid has delivered for Blancmange over the last couple of years. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    The Hecks - My Star

    Chicago group The Hecks are back on Trouble In Mind (Ultimate Painting, Omni) for their third LP My Star. The band have expanded to a four-piece for this record, a move that gives them greater control over their helter-skelter indie-rock sound. As such, My Star contains some of the tautest, peppiest work yet - tracks like ‘So 4 Real’ are the sort of jerky post-punk we heard a lot of in the years after Is This It. Frankly, here at Chateau Norman it’s a sound we could roll with all day and all night.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Abdallah Ag Oumbadougou - Anou Malane

    You might not know Abdallah Ag Oumbadougou by name, but he is a hugely important figure in modern music. You see, Oumbadougou was one of the first Tuareg guitarists to set his music to record. Taped when Oumbadougou was exiled in Benin in 1995, Anou Malane combines the trilling desert blues guitar style with Oumbadougou’s sonorous vocals and call-to-arms lyrics. The record was produced by Nel Oliver, a solo artist and producer who gives a lively afro-boogie bounce to the drums and bass here. A crucial record, Anou Malane has now been reissued by - who else? - Sahel Sounds.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Christopher Tignor - A Light Below

    The fourth LP from Christopher Tignor is another set of intricate modern chamber music. On A Light Below strings dance across one another in a manner that recalls Ravel and Shostakovich, but the use of processed electronics, percussion and triggered synths gives the album a distinctly contemporary edge. Think Owen Pallett crossed with someone like Nils Frahm or Oneohtrix Point Never.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Slowdive - Souvlaki

    A much needed reissue of Slowdive’s second album, Souvlaki from 1993. Hailed as their best album, it doesn’t take long to see why; the classics are on here and they’re ready to make your eyes glaze over, your shoulders slump and your whole body just sink under the bed covers as their blissed, reverbing hot air balloon of sound gently takes you away. Played early in the morning, in the dark, after some booze for best effects.    

    CD comes as a 2 disk pack with extra tunes and two remixes.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Vance and Suzzanne - I Can't Get Along Without You

    A first ever 12” vinyl re-issue for Vance and Suzzanne’s 1980 hit ‘I Can’t Get Along Without You’, one of the most sought-after and highly prized singles from the disco era. While originals will surely keep fetching triple figures, this lovingly packaged artefact from Kalita features an unearthed press photo and liner notes from contemporary interviews, plus an instrumental version on the B-side. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    The Heptones - Night Food

    One of the last albums to feature their original lead singer Leroy Sibbles, The Heptones released Night Food back in 1976 as a deliberate ploy to attract a wider international audience. On it, they mix up old material with new songs, including the brilliant ‘Book of Rules’. On this heavyweight vinyl re-issue, the album comes with a lyric-book insert. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Emika - Falling In Love With Sadness Remixes

    A remix EP of tracks from Emika’s sixth studio album Falling In Love With Sadness, released late last year for World Mental Health Day. British post-dubstep producer Pinch turns ‘Eternity’ into something cinematic; techno star Julia Govor opens ‘Run’ up and finds new depths; veteran Rebekah turns the title track into a piece of dark techno; and Headless Horseman almost completely revamps ‘Wash It All Away’. Released on green coloured 12” vinyl. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Blawan - Many Many Pings

    South Yorkshire-based producer Jamie Roberts, better known as Blawan and responsible for last year’s album Wet Will Always Dry and a host of EPs and singles throughout the 2010s, returns with another collection on Ternesc. Many Many Pings is led by its title track, and contains three more originals. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

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

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

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy (10th Anniversary Edition)

    Matador re-releases Kurt Vile’s 2009 album Childish Prodigy on light-blue coloured vinyl to mark its 10th anniversary. It was the third solo record from Vile in a little under two years, released around a year after he had quit The War On Drugs (that band’s lead singer, Adam Granduciel, was still a key member of Vile’s backing band The Violators) and the point at which his career really began to pick up momentum. Includes a purple 7” single of ‘He’s Alright’, originally hidden away as a bonus track on the CD. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Eleh - Living Space

    The shadowy figure of Eleh, closely protective of his identity, hasn’t released any music since his last album for Touch Records, Location Momentum, way back in 2010. Released on CD only, Living Space has been seven years in the making, and sees Eleh hone his cinematically rendered drone music even further.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Ufomammut - XX

    To mark the 20th anniversary of the truly mind-bending music made by Italian trio Ufomammut, all eight of their studio albums are being re-issued in this lavish box set, available on CD or coloured vinyl, and which comes with book, poster, patch and sticker. There’s also a new album, XX, featuring six re-recorded tracks recording on their last European tour. Oh, and all the records have been given new artworks. Enough for you? 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Only Now - Captivity

    Souk Records snapped up the acclaimed Only Now - a.k.a. musician Kush Arora - after a trio of self-released records earlier in 2019. Built from five tracks, Captivity is a whirling cloud of riotous broken beat and heavenly atmospherics that’s reminiscent of the best Warp releases and the likes of F**k Buttons. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Alexis Zoumbas - A Lament From Epirus 1926-1928

    Alexis Zoumbas was a Greek folk-violinist who knocked about in the early 20th Century. Back in 2014 the Angry Mom Archives label got together A Lament From Epirus 1926-1928, a collection of expressive and mournful fiddle pieces to stir the soul. Having sold out pretty damn quickly on first release, Third Man have now decided to snap up the collection for a new pressing. Their edition of A Lament From Epirus 1926-1928 comes with a bonus 7” that features two tracks not included on the 2014 version. If you like the work of Death Is Not The End then this one’ll do you nicely.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Aquarian Blood - A Love That Leads To War

    Aquarian Blood are led by husband and wife duo J.B. Horrell (Ex-Cult) and Laurel Horrell (NOTS). Following their chaotic punk debut as a six-piece band, Last Night In Paradise, the band have been paired back to a four-piece and bring a new sound for new album, A Love That Leads To War. Here, the band make sounds that mix ‘60s psych, the Shimmy Disc label and Damon and Naomi. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Ghost Wolves - Crooked Cop

    Crooked Cop is the new single from Austin, Texas duo, Ghost Wolves. They mix rootsy blues, punk and garage and add the modern twist of electronic sounds here and there - this is something you’ll know if you have any of their 5 albums, of course. This new 45 is the perfect sound for Third Man Records. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    The Dum Dum Boys - Let There Be Noise

    Reissue for The Dum Dum Boys’ 1981 debut LP Let There Be Noise here. An important release in the story of New Zealand’s punk scene - some say Let There Be Noise is the first Kiwi punk record - this album is full of bratty riffage and young man fury. Iggy Pop, Ramones and a bit of Black Flag are all clear influences. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Mortiferum - Disgorged From Psychotic Depths

    Their 2017 demo recordings, titled Altar of Decay, put American doom metallers Mortiferum on the map. Two years later, their debut album proper Disgorged From Psychotic Depths sounds exactly like its title would suggest, constructed from raging slabs of monolithic, sludgy noise and monstrous riffing. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Shorelights - Bioluminescence

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

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Mapstation - Present Unmetrics

    Synonymous with the likes of Pick Up Sticks, Paper Of Pins and Tiergarten, Mapstation is the electronic brainchild of Düsseldorf-born pioneer Stefan Schneider. Subtle and imbued with intricacy, his latest piece - 'Present Unmetrics' - is an off-kilter piece of free-reign creativity, forged with coherency and an unwavering sense of timelessness.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Local Artist - Touch Tone

    Ian Wyatt returns to Mood Hut with his latest Local Artist EP, a four-track affair on 12” vinyl named Touch Tone. The title track evolved out of a jam with fellow musician Cloudface, while the remainder of the tracks are locked in to the laidback, groove-powered house to which fans will be accustomed. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    The Wedding Present - Tommy

    The ever-prolific pioneers of UK indie, The Wedding Present, are embarking on an extensive reissue campaign, releasing five albums, two compilations and an EP from the band’s ‘80s and 90’s output, all of which are expanded multi-disc sets crammed with bonus material, extensive sleeve notes, art work and general Weddos ephemera. Most synonymous for their familiar depiction of relationships using acerbic wit, frontman David Gedge is a virtuoso when it comes to the bittersweet love song.

    Originally released in 1988, 'Tommy' is a compilation that gathers the first four singles of The Wedding Present, a long with their B-sides and selected tracks from two early radio sessions, providing a comprehensive overview of the band's familiarly fast-paced, lo-fi output prior to their debut LP 'George Best' in 1987.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    King Nun - Mass

    King Nun are an energetic, charismatic, chaotic indie band from Twickenham, London. Mass is their debut LP which follows on from singles such as Tulip, a song which lands somewhere between Mudhoney and Urusei Yatsura. If this doesn’t work out for them, they have a back-up plan - forming a Nickelback tribute band. Let’s hope it all works out then.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Psychemagik - I Feel How This Night Should Look

    Psychemagik have existed for some time now and have mostly been known for remixing some pretty big names including Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher and Metronomy. They have been stewing over this album for some time now recording bits of this here and there inviting a slew of guests along for the ride. The result is a diverse and well crafted collection where categorisation is difficult with nods to acid, dance, soft rock, jazz and balearic music all combining to make an eclectic whole.  

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Jaimie Branch - FLY or DIE II: bird dogs of paradise

    Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise is the second album by American jazz trumpeter and composer Jaimie Branch. It is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2107 instrumental offering, Fly or Die. On her second album we hear her sing for the first time as she adds social commentary to her music. She counts Miles Davis, Don Cherry and Axel Dörner among her influences.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    tsone - pagan oceans I, II, III

    Pagan Oceans I,II,III gathers together the entire ambient  trilogy by Tsone, AKA Tony Obr, in one set. Obr sets out to explore sound in a non-musical context, making this organic minimal work unique in its production and presentation. Lovingly and carefully mastered by Ian Hagwood of Home Normal. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    David Bowie - VH1 Storytellers

    Back in 1999 the guys at VH1 got a pretty big name booking for their Storytellers series  - Dame David Bowie. He delved into all sorts of nooks and crannies of his back catalogue for the performance mixing hits like Rebel Rebel and China Girl with obscurities like Can't Help Thinking About Me. It was released on CD and DVD in 2009 but this is the first time you have been able to get it on vinyl.  

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Eliane Radigue - Chry-Ptus

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Bill MacKay & Katinka Kleijn - STIR

    New album from Chicago resident and serial collaborator Bill Mackay alongside cellist Katinka Kleijn. Here the duo use the Hermann Hesse’s novel Steppenwolf as a basis for a series of sketches that draw from the worlds of chamber music, jazz, folk and avant-garde. Expect an inquisitive, exploratory and improvisational work from these curious musical pals.   

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    The Body - Remixed

    For the past twenty years, The Body have been experimenting with heavy metal music and coming up with sounds that wouldn’t necessarily expect from a  heavy metal band. For their twentieth anniversary the Rhode Island duo are releasing Remixed - a selection of tracks from their catalogue that have been remixed by other artists.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Dan Luke and The Raid - Out Of The Blue

    Out Of The Blue is the debut album by American indie rockers, Dan Luke & The Raid. Luke says the album concentrates on that transition period in your twenties when you realise you need to grow up. Musically it land somewhere between The Dandy Warhols and The Shins and a bunch of other bands of that ilk.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Emptyset - Blossoms

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

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Lightning Bolt - Sonic Citadel

    The press release for Sonic Citadel, the new album from Lightning Bolt, tells us who drummer Brian Chippendale has collaborated with from Bjork to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and about an ace computer game he wrote called Thumper. What you want to know, I reckon, is that this is the Providence, Rhode Island noise rock duo’s ninth album and it will blow your mind. On Thrill Jockey.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    SHHE - SHHE

    Scottish /  Portugese producer and artist SHHE  has the real name of Su Shaw, which when said all together repeatedly makes for a different version of a popular tongue twister. In a quest to find herself, SHHE left her old life in Fife behind to find herself among a bunch of creative types in Dundee. It was this that helped her capture her atmospheric, sparse, haunted vision that is her self-titled debut album.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Dip - Ḣ-Camp Meets Lo-Fi

    20th anniversary reissue of H-camp Meets Lo-fi by Dip. Dip were late film composer Johann Johannsson and former Sugar Cubes drummer Sigtryggur Baldursson. The album takes inspiration from the music of ‘60s Italian horror films and adds a bit of synth to create an experimental album on the edges of pop. A bunch of emerging Iclandic guest stars were invited to sing on the album, including Jonsi from Sigur Ros, Emiliana Torrini, Magga Stina, Sara Marti and Asgerdur Juniusdottir.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Richard Fearless - Atlas Of Insanity

    Death In Vegas member Richard Fearless gets in amongst it once again on new two-tracker Atlas Of Insanity. The EP’s title-track and A-side is a slamming big-room techno tool that sounds like an old Giorgio Moroder tune in the process of Hulking out. Flip Atlas Of Insanity over and you’ll find ‘New Perspective’, a more cautious and paranoid cut with hints of Ostgut Ton to it.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Studio Mule - Visible Cloaks Remix

    Studio Mule’s BGM LP was a record full of covers of rare grooves from Japan. Visible Cloaks (Spencer Doran) knows a thing or two about Japanese music - check the Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 compilation he curated for Light In The Attic - so it makes sense to get him in on remix duties. He fully blisses out two tracks from BGM on this gorgeous EP of ambient drone. Think Ian William Craig.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Sunny Balm - Eucalypt

    Sunny Balm - an artist who’s also made excellent work as Grim Lusk and Dip Friso - has more in common with Avey Tare than an almost-identically-named album (for Eucalypt see Tare’s 2017 LP Eucalyptus). The Animal Collective member would no doubt be thrilled to come up with the fourth-world clatterings and dubwise percussion excursions of this here record. Eucalypt's more groove-oriented tracks steer close to the Grim Lusk sound as well as the output of Glasgow’s 12th Isle imprint.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Marcus Schmickler - Particle/Matter-Wave/Energy

    Marcus Schmickler is an experimental producer with a 50+ record discography behind him.The latest in a long line of releases is 'Particle/Matter-Wave/Energy' - a work in which techno and noise meet head on. It is one 37 minute long piece, split into two parts - 'Particle/Matter' and 'Wave/Energy' one on each side of the record. On Kompakt.

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Friday 11th October 2019

    Hamlet Minassian - Armenian Pop Music

    Recorded at the twilight of the Shah’s rule in Iran before the oppressive theocratic revolution of Ayatollah Khomeini ascended to power, 'Armenian Pop Music' is a six-track solo masterwork from Hamlet Minassian, consisting of lengthy dance music explorations that, sadly, indicate an alternative future, a path blocked off. 

    Due in: only 22 days to go
  • Saturday 12th October 2019

    Mogwai - Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997)

    If you queued for hours only to miss out on the Record Store Day version of this then now is the time to rejoice. Rock Action have re-pressed Mogwai's early singles collection Ten Rapid onto lovely green vinyl. The album shows the nascent band exploring a more spindly but equally creative and wonderfully atmospheric version of their later heavyweight quiet/loud sound and is essential listening if you want to find out where it all began.  

    Due in: only 23 days to go
  • Monday 14th October 2019

    DeeCoy - Archives Vol. 1

    DeeCoy is the alter ego of Daryl Cura, a member of Chicago electronic trio The Dirty Criminals along with Hieroglyphic Being and Traxx. The Archives Vol. 1 sees one of Chicago’s best kept secrets dabble in house, dance, hip-hop and rap. L.I.E.S. have enjoyed sifting through his archives. 12" EP on L.I.E.S.

    Due in: only 25 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Atmosphere - Headshots: Se7en

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Babyshambles - Shotter's Nation

    Shotter's Nation was the second album from never knowingly not wasted the Libertines co-frontman Pete 'Peter' Doherty under his Babyshambles moniker. It sees him collaborating with an unfathomably eclectic bunch of artists such as Kate Moss, Ian Brown and Bert Jansch and this is probably the only time you'll see those three in the same sentence. Not exactly the pinnacle of recorded music but at least he's alive I suppose.  

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return To The 36 Chambers : The Dirty Version

    Ol' Dirty has got even dirtier with this remastered version of his 1996 debut 36 Chambers. His first foray outside the bosom of Wu-Tang Clan, it was a stunning tour de force of entertainingly gritty hip-hop showcasing his unusual sea-sick and off kilter flow on tracks that ranged from terrifying to darkly humorous. It has long been seen as one of the high points of Wu-Tang's storied history and one of the most innovative rap records to date.   

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Give It Back!

    Ah what would we do without the Brian Jonestown Massacre. We'd have two or three fewer records to sell per week that's what we'd do. The latest is a re-issue of their 1997 record Give it Back. This is the one they were working on around the time Dig! was filmed ("man, you broke my Sitar!"). It also is the only BJM album to feature future the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club member Peter Hayes.  

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    The Comet Is Coming - Prophecy

    The Comet Is Coming is a fun new project from some heads that you might know: yes, that saxophone is indeed from Shabaka Hutchings of Melt Yourself Down! He’s supported by synths and drums, making for a danceable, cosmic energy blast. The Prophecy EP, the first taste we’ve had of the group, is out on The Leaf Label.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Various - The Music of DC Comics - Volume 2

    A full 29 tracks taken from an array of adaptations of DC comics. Batman, Superman, The Flash and many more heroes, as soundtracked by artists as wild and varied as Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL and the one and only Sun Ra. The Music Of DC Comics - Volume 2 is a double LP pressed to 180g wax, with a bonus poster thrown in. Out on Music On Vinyl.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    The Comet Is Coming - Death To The Planet

    You'd struggle to find a more damningly-titled record as Death To The Planet by The Comet Is Coming here at Norman Records. But surprisingly its contents are not quite as doom-ridden as you'd perhaps expect; its jolty four tracks are crammed with trumpet solos, squelch synths, edge-of-your-seat beats and anything else that goes.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Ennio Morricone - The Legend of 1900 (Original Soundtrack)

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Rupert Gregson-Williams - Wonder Woman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    A collaborator of Hans Zimmer’s on soundtracks such as Winter’s Tale and The Crown and with Ben Folds for Over The Hedge. After making the score for Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge Rupert Gregson-Williams tries his hand at super hero flick Wonder Woman with apt grandeur. Features To Be Human by Sia and Labrinth.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Mark Lanegan Band - Somebody's Knocking

    Somebody’s Knocking is the eleventh solo album by ex-Screaming Trees frontman, Mark Lanegan. Lanegan says that Joy Division, The Stooges, Love and, perhaps surprisingly, New Order have all influenced this album. Despite having always been a fan of electronic music, the sounds are now making their way into his otherwise fags-and-whiskey-drenched gruff rock sound as it’s what he listens to most these days.  

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    The Chemical Brothers - Surrender (20th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

    Surrender is the third album by The Chemical Brothers and was originally released in 1999. It includes the singles Hey Boy, Hey Girl and Let Forever Be. The latter famously samples The Beatles track Tomorrow Never Knows and features vocals from Noel Gallagher. The star-studded album also features guest performances from Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star), Jonathan Donahue (Mercury Rev) and Bernard Sumner (New Order). This 20th Anniversary expanded edition includes a load of remixes and a DVD of their Glastonbury set from 2000.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Carla dal Forno - Look Up Sharp

    Australian singer/songwriter Carla Dal Forno has often been compared to Nico for her vocal sound and delivery. Her music can be described as dream pop with a DIY aesthetic, but there's all sorts going on. Look Up Sharp is her second album and follow-up to You Know What It’s Like. This time she’s releasing it on her own label, Kallista.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Various - 4 Down - Puzzled Together by Bullion

    The fourth annual instalment of the DEEK imprint’s series of cover albums, 4 Down - Puzzled Together… is assembled by Bullion’s Nathan Jenkins (of 'Blue Pedro' fame). Led off with a version of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Kathy’s Song’ and boasting incredible versions of XTC and Mazzy Star among others, it’s another real treat. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    London Music Works and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - Music from the Batman Trilogy

    A treat for fans of the Christopher Nolan Batman films here, or specifically the music of said films. Nolan used two of the best movie score composers around in Hans Zimmer and James Newton-Howard to score his take on Batman. 'Music From The Batman Trilogy' performed by London Music Works and The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra gathers together the two composers' best work from each of the three films.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Humanoid / The Kosmik Kommando / Luke Vibert - DE:10.08

    DE:10.08 is the 8th EP in the 10 Years De:Tuned series. Everything here is built around classic 303 acid sounds. It kicks off with a new version of sT8818r by Humanoid. Elsewhere, there is Mike Dred’s remix of The Kosmik Kommando by Biosurvival which brings some proper rave to proceedings. Tracks from veteran Luke Vibert and cult German duo Air Liquide make up side two.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 2

    The days when Foals made the sort of short-circuiting post-punk that had them briefly touted as a math-rock band are long gone. As anyone who’s checked in with the group’s last few records can attest, Yannis et al now deal in a brand of meaty stadium-rock that comes off like an art-school version of Rage Against The Machine. Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 2, the companion piece to the Part 1 that was released earlier this year, continues to lean into this sound.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    The Yummy Fur - Piggy Wings

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

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Battles - Juice B Crypts

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

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Broen - Do You See The Falling Leaves?

    Experimental Swedish quartet Broen are Bella Union's next big hope. Their debut 'I Love Art' was a very modern kind of record mixing jazz, psychedelia, hip-hop and everything in between into their great melting pot. They push that vision even further on this album on which they attempt to find new ways to connect with the listener. Indeed the title 'Do You See The Fallen Leaves' is said to reference whether we all see lonely people and can we offer friendship. Nice sentiment.   

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    The Cure - THE CURE: 40 LIVE - CURÆTION-25 + ANNIVERSARY

    A choice of four DVD/BLU-RAY types of an extravaganza of the Cure-ness for all you long term followers and those smitten by their recent Glastonbury triumph. There's two different concerts. One is their Meltdown performance when they played one song of each of their thirteen studio albums and the other is their twenty nine song set at their 40th Anniversary concert at Hyde Park in front of 650000 adoring fans. So much the Cure here it will keep you going all winter. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Homeboy Sandman - Dusty

    He's good. And so prolific. Too prolific perhaps as I can never keep up. New York rapper Homeboy Sandman is now up to his 9th solo album since 2007. Last years Humble Pi (with Edan) was a stunner but he's back solo again with Dusty. Expect intelligent, literate hip-hop in a myriad of styles. Aesop Rock on some production duty too as an added bonus. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Susumu Yokota - Cloud Hidden

    Five years after his passing, the Susumu Yokota legend is being dredged up with a first album of unreleased recordings by the Japanese master. Rothko's Mark Beazley found a DAT tape of early sketches and unreleased recordings Yokota had sent him. Lo Recordings honcho Jon Tye then did the decent thing and completed the recordings. Cue champagne all round and an unexpected addition to Yokota's esteemed back catalogue.   

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Nils Frahm - All Encores

    The incomparable Nils Frahm presents the third and final instalment in his Encores series of EPs in September, with all three of the compositions to be made available as an 80-minute album titled All Encores. Conceived of as “musical islands” off of the mainland of last year’s album All Melody, the third part is more percussive and electronic than the previous EPs that focussed on piano and ambience. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Carl Stone - Himalaya

    Working in the field of live electronic music since the Seventies, American composer Carl Stone has performed all around the world. Following up 2019’s Baroo in extremely short order, Himalaya is a huge double-album experience. All six tracks were conceived of in the last six years, and focus around Southeast Asian field recordings. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    clipping. - There Existed an Addiction to Blood

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

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Behavior - Spirits & Embellishments

    LA rockers Behavior come through with an LP of tight, passionate tunes in the form of Spirits & Embellishments. There are a few forces at play in the trio’s knotted guitar music - heart-on-sleeve post-hardcore, muscular noise-rock, the wide-eyed post-punk of early Ought and even the ghost of Don Caballero’s twiddlesome math-rock can all be found with balls in play on tracks like ‘The Thirsty Garden’. The vocals are delivered with urgency and angst.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    PCM - Attraverso

    PCM are a new ambient trio consisting of Francesco Perra, Matteo Cantaluppi and Matteo Miliea. All have previous form in ambient music and sound design but here collaborate on an album on which they try to blend drone music, haunting shards of guitar and kosmische synth. Interesting to see an ambient group, well versed as we are at seeing ambient music made by one solitary composer. Should be an interesting mix.  

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Oranssi Pazuzu - Live at Roadburn

    Oranssi Pazazu are a Finnish psychedelic black metal band, not that they necessarily want to get bogged down in all that genre stuff. They are just the kind of band to go down a storm at the Roadburn festival which is what they did in 2016 and 2017. Live At Roadburn will help you experience their blistering and innovative experimentalism in the comfort of your own home. Essential fact: Their keyboard player is called Evil. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Zann - Strange Ways / Inside Jungle

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

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    We Are Scientists - With Love and Squalor

    Back by popular demand is the 2006 breakthrough album by Californian indie-poppers We Are Scientists. Cheekily dubbed a ‘50th anniversary re-issue’ by Chris and Keith, poking fun at the sloth-like pace it takes to do anything in the music industry, it’s the first time that With Love And Squalor has been re-issued since the original pressing ran out all those years ago. Houses the hit singles ‘Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt’, ‘It’s A Hit’ and ‘The Great Escape’. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Floating Points - Crush

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

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Corridor - Junior

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

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On Live

    What's Going On was Marvin Gaye's legendary politically aware 1971 opus but have you ever heard it performed live? This recording was made on Marvin Gaye Day in Washington DC in 1972 but was only released once as a bonus disc on the 2001 CD release of it's parent album. Now you can enjoy the soul superstar swooning through the album plus a medley of his 1960s hits on vinyl newly mixed and mastered for your ear entertainment.  

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    William Doyle - Your Wilderness Revisited

    A former Mercury Prize nominee back when he used to record as East India Youth over five years ago, Bournemouth-based musician William Doyle returns with an album under his own name. Featuring a collaboration with none other than Brian Eno (‘Design Guide’), Your Wilderness Revisited is the formal return of a fine composer and songwriter. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    John Holt - Like a Bolt

    Originally released on Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle label in 1971, shortly after his group The Paragons had run their course, Like A Bolt saw John Holt establish his own personality, recording his own material as opposed to covers. Now, it gets a special orange-coloured vinyl re-release on Trojan in collaboration with Music On Vinyl. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Klein - Lifetime

    South London-based producer and musician Klein drops her second full-length album. Her previous releases, which saw her briefly signed to the illustrious Hyperdub label, have been building up to the kind of all-encompassing, deeply personal material heard on Lifetime, which Klein describes as “giving someone your diary”. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Holy Serpent - Endless

    “Holy Serpent Batman!” is something that Robin never said in the original TV series. Holy Serpent are a psych rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Their new album is called Endless. Frontman Scott Penberthy says it’s influenced by the ocean - and on tracks like Lord Deceptor and Hourglass you can hear how the ocean’s movement may have influenced the ebb and flow of the music. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Will Burns & Hannah Peel - Pale Tussock

    After the runaway success of the previous collaboration between Will Burns and Hannah Peel ('Chalk Hill Blue'), the pair join forces again to create hypnotic follow up - 'Pale Tussock'. The release is full of immersive electronics and escapist soundscapes, while tinged with the political and social anxieties of our era.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Will Burns & Hannah Peel - Chalk Hill Blue (Deluxe Edition)

    Musician Hannah Peel and poet Will Burns link up for the dreamy Chalk Hill Blue. Neither artist takes the lead here, sometimes Burns responds to Peel and sometimes Peel to Burns. The result is always captivating; Burns delivers his poems with authority and conviction, while Peel's music is as eccentric as usual. This edition is bundled with the duo's 'Pale Tussock' 7".

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Steven Price - Suicide Squad (Original Motion Picture Score)

    You all loved the film adaptation of the DC comic Suicide Squad, didn’t you? The film starred Will Smith, Margot Robie, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne and Viola Davis along with a whole bunch of other people. Now you can get the score on pink and blue vinyl. It was composed by Steven Price, whose other film scores include Gravity, Attack The Block and Baby Driver.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    David J - Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure

    Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure is the eleventh solo album by David J, formerly of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets. The new LP takes the form of a song cycle and sees the the multi-instrumentalist putting himself down in a  confessional and personal work. The album features guest appearances from Anton Newcombe along with members of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and Luna.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis

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

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Saariselka - The Ground Our Sky

    Saariselka is a collaboration between two pioneers of ‘ambient Americana’, Chuck Johnson and Date Palms’ Marielle V. Jakobsons. With the former playing pedal steel guitar and the latter on synthesisers, the duo’s debut album The Ground Our Sky explores those horizons where the earth beneath our feet meets the celestial heavens. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    GA-20 - Lonely Soul

    GA-20 love the blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. Their love for this music has seen them create authentic, raw sounding roots music that they felt was missing from the modern world. Lonely Soul is built on the solid foundations laid by Lazy Lester, J.B. Lenoir, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Junior Wells.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Minimal Compact - Creation Is Perfect

    Dutch post-punk band Minimal Compact formed in 1980 and were famed for their energy, unpredictability and intensity. Creation is Perfect sees them under the guidance of long time collaborator and post-punk legend Colin Newman of Wire as they re-record some classic tracks, giving extra hue to their original compositions. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Blacker Face - Distinctive Juju

    Fiery punk rock may not be the logical next step for a gospel singer, but for Jolene Whatevr it was. She fronts Chicago blast furnace Blacker Face who, on Distinctive Juju, drive their forward-thinking political vision with the power of high energy punk rock. Didtinctive Juju is the full-length follow-up to the 2018 EP Think Piece.



    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Kleistwahr - This World Is Not My Home / Over Your Heads Forever

    Kleistwahr is a musical project of Gary Mundy, known for his industrial/power electronics band Ramleh. This World Is Not My Home (2014) and Over Your Heads Forever (2016) were originally released on CD to great critical acclaim. Kleistwahr explores sound from atmospheric lows to ear-bleeding highs. Fourth Dimension is making them available as a double LP set.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    DJ Spinn - Da Life EP

    Teklife member DJ Spinn returns to the Hyperdub label with a brand new five-track 12” vinyl EP. The collection features four originals - the lead track ‘Knock A Patch Out’ is repeated in a clean format on side one - that range from fast-paced footwork freakouts, with which Spinn is normally associated, to the funky slow jam ‘Make Her Hot’. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    The Mind - Edge Of The Planet

    Members of Pleasure Leftists and Homostupids got together to form The Mind. They like to market themselves as weird, and with comparisons to Pere Ubu in that they messily spill out of the post-punk mould musical convention would like to put them in, they are pretty weird. Take a trip to The Edge Of The Planet with them.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Hyperdawn - Bleach

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

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Elephant House - Chollima

    Elephant House are a drone outfit featuring the percussion of Shenggy Shen, who was the drummer from Chinese all girl punks Hang On The Box. Shen is joined by Greek ambient musician Christos Fanaras who has a similar, but much darker vision to the likes of Vangelis and Iasos. Chilloma is their new album which takes its name from the mythical Chinese winged horse.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Robedoor - Negative Legacy

    Dark, dirty, drone, doom synth noise, that’s LA duo Robedoor. Negative Legacy sees the band digging further down into the murkiest of murk to find beats whilst tempering that a little with a more melodic edge. It is the pair’s first full length for Deathbomb Arc after throwing out a few singles and compilation tracks on the label. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Trevor - Becoming A Bed

    Melbourne-based Total Control drummer James Vinciguerra releases his debut solo album as Trevor, titled Becoming A Bed, via Alter Records. Spanning seven tracks, this often bewildering collection sprawls across everything between gibbering computer hardware meltdowns and unsettling spoken-word pieces. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Astrid Sonne - Cliodynamics

    Cliodynamics is the second album by Danish electronic composer Astrid Sonne. It also serves as a sequel to her debut album Human Lines. The album sees her refining her practice, once again placing the viola central in her work. This time she has added four vocalists, who bring more emotional depth to her work.

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Art & Technique - Clima-X

    BFE Records presents a re-issue of Clima-X, the debut album from French avant-garde electronica artist Art & Technique. First released back in 1981, the 13-track album fused minimalist, ambient electronica with world music elements, something that we’re very much used to in 2019 but was quietly revolutionary back then. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Durand Jones & The Indications - Morning In America / Cruisin' to the Park

    Released earlier this year, Durand Jones & The Indications’ second album American Love Call attracted a larger audience than their debut and high critical praise for its loving take on classic Seventies soul. Some bundles of the album included a bonus 7” single of ‘Morning In America’, the record’s lead single, with a new B-side, ‘Cruisin’ To The Park’. That single is now given a separate release, coming on regular black or limited edition orange coloured vinyl. 

    Due in: only 29 days to go
  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Jean Grae - The Evil Jeanius

    Tsidi Ibrahim, better known by her stage name Jean Grae, is one of the most respected female rappers around, her career stretching back to the mid-Nineties. Her 2008 album The Evil Jeanius, produced in tandem with Blue Sky Black Death and considered one of her finest records, now gets a release on wax for the first time. It was controversial upon release, though, as her label Babygrande (also responsible for this vinyl re-issue) used Grae’s vocals without her permission. 

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Pancrace - The Fluid Hammer

    Following the success of their debut album two years ago and a subsequent European tour, French quintet Pancrace have developed their own specially-designed organ instrument, dubbed ‘Organous’. The curious, unique sounds it makes have formed the basis of their second studio album, The Fluid Hammer, which falls somewhere between mechanical and human. 

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Foxes in Fiction - Trillium Killer

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

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Jacques Greene - Dawn Chorus

    Dawn Chorus by Jacques Greene is an album of stirring yet hazy sounds. He has used more collaborators than ever before. Guests include Brian Reitzell, Oliver Coates, Juliana Barwick and rapper Cadence Weapon. His debut album, Feel Infinite, was club focused, whilst Dawn Chorus is the album you’d turn to afterwards.

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Shed Seven - Going For Gold

    Just what you’ve been waiting for - Going For Gold - Shed Seven’s greatest hits finally reissued on vinyl. The York band enjoyed the most successful years in the mid-90s, firmly establishing them among Britpop’s elite. Contains the monster hits Going For Gold, Chasing Rainbows and She Left Me On Friday.

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    ISAN - Lamenting Machine

    ISAN are pioneering electronic duo Anthony Ryan and Robin Saville. Lamenting Machine is their ninth album and first for three years. The pair are innovators in the world of electronica and have, in the past, been likened to Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin and Ulrich Schauss, so with comparisons like that, you know what to do. (Hint: add to cart)

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Jungle / Various - Back To Mine

    The latest in the Back To Mine series sees modern soul collective Jungle choosing tracks they’d like to play you when winding down after a good night out. It features some of the bands favourite tracks from the likes of Barbara Moore, Merle, Drumtalk, Mocky, Kamaal Williams, BadBadNotGood and Mansur Brown. Also includes exclusive Jungle track, Come Back A Different Day.

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Sleep D - Rebel Force

    Sleep D proclaim themselves to be the ultimate doof dance duo. Rebel Force is their debut album. Their aim is to get the party going, keep it going and then send you on your way feeling like you’ve just had the best time of your life. Includes the track Morning Sequence featuring Kuniyuki. On Incienso.

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies - Halloween: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Expanded Edition)

    Halloween: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Expanded Edition) sees Halloween creator John Carpenter team up with his son, Cody Carpenter and Godson, Daniel Davies to score the 2018 version of the popular horror flick. The score is underpinned by several reworkings of Carpenter’s original synth soundtrack main theme. A must for Carpenter fans.

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    John Chantler - Tomorrow Is Too Late

    Tomorrow is Too Late by John Chantler is his 5th solo release. It sees the Australian-born, Sweden-based artist back with Room40 with two long-form pieces. The music was commissioned by INA GRM for their 2018 Présences Électronique festival. Chantler is curiously described as a musician and organiser, whatever, he will always dodge the obvious to deliver something you don’t expect. 

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    DeeCoy - DeeCoy - Archives Vol. 2

    Daryl Cura makes his solo house/dance/hip-hop music under the name DeeCoy, a fairly well kept secret in the city of Chicago. He is also known for being a member of The Dirty Criminals, a dance/electronic trio featuring Traxx and Hieroglyphic Being. L.I.E.S. have opened up and plundered his vaults for a pair of 12” EPs. Here we have The Archives Vol. 2.

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    PJ Harvey - All About Eve (Original Music)

    Verily, it is All About Eve these days - so much so that the BBC have even discussed Killing her! PJ Harvey seems to have been swept up in all the Eve-xcitement, composing a score to the West End adaptation of this ultra-famous old movie. Ol' Polly Jean keeps things ticking along nicely, her mostly-instrumental album interspersed with a couple of those Sussex Downs ballads she does so well. The All About Eve score is out on Invada.

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Jonathan Fire*Eater - Tremble Under Boom Lights

    Jonathan Fire*Eater were the nearly people of '90s indie rock. They began the sound that eventually would eventually make stars out of the likes of the Strokes and Interpol i.e dark and dangerous New York City cool with all the right influences (the Stooges, the Cramps, Nick Cave). It never quite happened for them but a man in Detroit was listening to them. A man named Jack who now has his own record label and so here is a re-issue of their 1996 extended play now with bonus added track.   

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    People Like Us - The Mirror

    People Like Us is the sound collage project of Vicki Bennett. On 'The Mirror', Bennett deconstructs popular songs from a variety of genres to make a weird and infinitely listenable patchwork of sound. It shows how our consumption of and reaction to songs can change when their context is altered. On Discrepant.

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Various - Negro Folklore From Texas State Prisons

    'Negro Folklore From Texas Prisons' is a collection of worksongs, spirituals, blues and recited poems known as ‘toasts’ recorded by American folklorist Bruce Jackson. The songs were recorded in 1964 in prisons Jackson visited. The range of songs he collected make this collection a must for any music historians, whether it be your job or just your hobby.

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Hurtling - Future From Here

    Hurtling is the solo project from My Bloody Valentine touring member, Jen Macro. 'Future From Here' is her debut album. Her music is influenced by some of the greats - the Breeders, Elliott Smith and Sonic Youth, as well as My Bloody Valentine themselves. Let’s face it, it would be pretty difficult to tour with them and not take in a little of their infectious noise.

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Pessimist - Burundanga EP

    Pessimist was there when Bristol label UVB-76 began. Much to their delight, he returns after three years with a new EP, 'Burundanga'. The EP has three drum and bass tracks and also includes the highly anticipated 'Paian' remix by Simon Shreeve (Downwards Records/CUB/Mønic & Kryptic Minds). Intense.

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Sufjan Stevens & Timo Andres - The Decalogue

    It will be of no surprise to anyone who has heard his various albums that Sufjan Stevens would go on to score a ballet. His music has the dexterity and lightness of touch to successfully soundtrack such a thing and here is his debut effort made available to the public for the first time. It has been performed by pianist Timo Andres, a Brooklyn performer who has already collaborated with the likes of Kronos Quartet and Philip Glass.

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Ruins - Marea / Tide

    Ruins are Alessandro Pizzin and Piergiuseppe Ciranna, an Italian Wave duo from Venice. 'Marea / Tide' is an album from 1983 inspired by Venetian painter Luigi Viola. It is another of those lost classics, well, not so much lost as destroyed. 600 copies were pressed, of which, due to the old chestnut of poor management, 300 were kept in storage before being binned. Music From Memory has repressed the album and included a bonus 7” single. Get in!

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Smokey Haangala - Aunka Ma Kwacha

    A vinyl re-issue of 'Aunka Ma Kwacha', the 1976 album from Zambian writer and musician Smokey Haangala. Translated as ‘The Money Is Gone’, the album was a politically inflamed, forward-thinking blend of languages and pan-global styles, set to a simple underlying musical theme of drum machines. 

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Vernal Equinox - New Found World

    During the First World War Berlin, Ontario changed its name to Kitchener. Vernal Equinox hail from Kitchener, Ontario. This is important why? Well, The music made by the duo has something of Berlin about it - the 1970s Berlin of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Bowie and Eno. Mix that with a bit of 1980s new age and put in the hands of a couple of rural Ontarians and you have 'New Found World'.

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  • Friday 18th October 2019

    Mark Korven - The Lighthouse

    Sacred Bones presents the soundtrack to Robert Eggers’ new psychological horror movie The Lighthouse, composed and recorded by Mark Korven in league with the director himself. The pair teamed up again after their unnerving work on 2015’s The Witch, this time eschewing almost everything that didn’t have some kind of nautical feel or connection. Consequently, the score - prominently featuring horns, pipes, conch shells etc. - feels completely apt and thoroughly unique. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Negative Approach - Tied Down

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    The Fall - Room To Live

    Room to Live was strange stop in the continuing journey of the Fall. They'd literally only just unleashed the impressive Hex Enduction Hour when Mark E Smith marshalled his troupes for a swift follow up. The speed at which it was recorded and released makes it understandably one of the Fall's most improvised sounding works. Not an easy listen, there's a tough, raw feel to it but it contains at least one future classic in the magnificent rural sprawl of Hard Life in Country. This marble vinyl re-issue is padded out with of-the-era live recordings. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    White Lies - To Lose My Life (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

    We all remember when we were when White Lies released To Lose My Life don't we. Don't we?? Well September 2009 should be indelibly stamped on your brain as the month their debut was unleashed and incredibly went straight to the very top of the UK album chart. Well blow me down with a feather. It managed to score 58 on Metacritic and was described by the Guardian as "promising, if unremarkable" so it's high time we got a tenth anniversary re-issue which thrillingly contains demo and live tracks discovered in bassist Charles Cave's personal cupboard.  

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Misfits - Walk Among Us

    The Misfits inspired thousands of groups with this record. Their debut album 'Walk Among Us' merged B-movie horror imagery with early forms of hardcore punk, shaping a breakneck album of nightmarish yet hugely fun proportions. It features classic songs such as 'Astro Zombies', 'Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?' and the fan-favourite single 'Night of the Living Dead'. The Misfits aren't just a logo to slap on T-shirts after all...

     

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour

    Arguably the single greatest album in The Fall’s 41 year history, 1982’s Hex Enduction Hour documents Mark E. Smith at the peak of his powers, fronting the most powerful lineup of the band. Steve Hanley’s bass is generally to the fore, flanked by guitarists Craig Scanlon and Marc Riley, and crucially featuring the twin drums of Paul Hanley and Karl Burns. At this point MES had a knack for combining kitchen-sink realism with the uncanny and supernatural, refracted through a Burroughs-esque prism. Recorded in a draughty cinema in Hitchin and a cave in Reykjavík, the album is bombastic, abstract, abrasive, hilarious, belligerent and utterly exhilarating.

    The original crammed an hour of music onto a single LP, but this remastered Superior Viaduct reissue achieves much better sound quality than letting it sprawl over a double. If you’re looking for a way in to a potentially bewildering discography, start here!

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    XTC - English Settlement

    English Settlement was the moment when XTC decided to do what every band should do at some point in their lifetime  - make the sprawling over-indulged double album. Yet it was this freedom that enabled the band to play in different styles other than their hitherto seen arty agit pop. It marked a move towards the the eccentric and pastoral music they would subsequently mine over the rest of their career and it spawned a top 10 hit in Senses Working Overtime. It might take you a week to get through it but it will be worth it.   

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Chris & Cosey - Heartbeat

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Chris & Cosey - Trance

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Chris & Cosey - Songs of Love and Lust

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Chris & Cosey - Exotika

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Grouper - A I A : Dream Loss

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

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Grouper - A I A : Alien Observer

    AIA: Alien Observer was the second part of a two part album series by Liz Harris (aka Grouper) and is the marginally more accessible of the two discs. Here Harris uses her voice to create vocal drones and loops that mesh with her simple, organic instrumentation. As always it's superbly crafted groggy and sleepy ambience with moments of true beauty by one of the most important ambient artists of her day.   

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Mikal Cronin - Mikal Cronin

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Stereo Total - Yéyé Existentialiste

    Stereo Total have been around for 20 years apparently and here they have a well deserved best-of compilation, Yéyé Existentialiste, taking form as a double vinyl LP. The Stereo Total sound is generally joyous French pop which whistles along at a pace and has an air of chic that can only be achieved from a French female vocalist. However they bridge many genres along the way, from indie to electro to New Wave and the 28 tracks on this compilation reflect their diversity.

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Gene Page - Blacula (Music From The Original Sound Track)

    Probably one of the bigger titles in the blaxploitation films movement Blacula’s soundtrack was composed by Gene Page, who wrote arrangements for acts such as The Righteous Brothers, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Barbra Streisand, Barry White, The Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations. So… The man was king.. To mark the 45 year anniversary, Music On Vinyl bring it back on wax

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Underworld - DRIFT SONGS

    Underworld’s latest studio album Drift Songs will mark the conclusion of their epic 52-week DRIFT series of multi-media work, commenced back in November last year. A selection of their work will be enhanced for the CD and 2xLP versions, while a 6xCD boxset will collect the results of the entire series, including visuals and text pieces. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Geowulf - My Resignation

    Aussie duo Geowulf return with their second LP. My Resignation is a set of rose-tinted alternative pop/rock tracks that often come with an electronic tang. The likes of lead single ‘I See Red’ combine the wistfulness of Saint Etienne with the sort of bold choruses that PJ Harvey was dealing around the time of Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea.

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Anna Meredith - FIBS

    One of the most eagerly awaited follow-ups in recent memory for alternative music, composer Anna Meredith announces her sophomore studio album FIBS. Doing what all great artists should and taking a different tack, the widescreen maximalism and energetic rhythms make it stand apart from 2016’s reputation-making Varmints

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Petbrick - I

    If I'm being honest, the best way to get my attention about a record is to put the word "gabba" in the press release. Petbrick is the project from Wayne Adams and Iggor Cavalera. On 'I' they also bring in their experiences making punk, breakcore and metal to create something completely off the wall.

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    The Jam - Snap!

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

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Corduroy - Winky Wagon - Best of the Psy-Fi Years

    Having recorded three seminal albums for Acid Jazz Records in the early Nineties, legendary British outfit Corduroy moved labels and laid down two pretty incredible records that were soon known to the Addison brothers’ fans as the ‘Psy-Fi Years’. This new compilation Winky Wagon collects the best of this output, with the vinyl coming on special light-blue discs. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Mikal Cronin - Seeker

    Mikal Cronin, pal of Ty Segal, has done a Justin Vernon. Following a bit of a rough time in his personal life, he took off to a cabin in the woods with his cat. After getting the space he needed, Seeker became a thing. He wrote and demoed most of his fourth LP there before a forest fire made him flee. He’s also dropped the number as album name formula that has seemingly worked for him previously. The recording of the album was heavily influenced by The Beatles’ White Album.

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Black Marble - Bigger Than Life

    Buses. Inspiration for many musicians over the years the latest of which Chris Stewart. His ride into the studio on the Echo Park to downtown L.A. service provided the inspiration for Bigger Than Life his third album under the Black Marble moniker. The result is fresh and lively synth pop on which Stewart played every instrument. Kudos to the bus driver for enabling this to happen.  

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Hawkwind - All Aboard The Skylark

    Bloody hell, fifty years of Hawkwind. That’s impressive no matter what you think of their music. The space-rock voyagers may be pretty long in the tooth at this point, but despite their age they show no signs of slowing down - 'All Aboard The Skylark', their thirty-second studio LP (!), is as widescreen and bombastic as anything else in their output. The CD edition of All Aboard The Skylark also comes with a bonus album of acoustic jams. That’s a lot of Hawkwind! Good thing they can still do what they do like no-one else can.

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    The Joy Formidable - A Balloon Called Moaning (10th Anniversary Edition)

    To mark the 10th anniversary of its release at the end of 2008, Welsh indie-rock outfit The Joy Formidable - one of the most overlooked bands of their era, in our opinion - give us a double-album edition of their EP A Balloon Called Moaning. The original eight-track record is complemented by another disc, on which the band re-recorded all the songs acoustically and in Welsh. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Sean O'Hagan - Radum Calls, Radum Calls

    The lead singer of The High Llamas and a regular member of Stereolab, Sean O’Hagan is one of these islands’ most formidable avant-pop musicians. But it’s been a whole 29 years between his two solo albums, with Radum Calls, Radum Calls appearing on Drag City. Full of intriguing collaborations and O’Hagan’s typically understated, sideways lyrics, it’s great to have him back! 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Tempers - Private Life

    Calm down everyone! Stop shouting at each other! Goodness me - Tempers, tempers. Despite having a name that implies vitriol, this NYC duo actually serve something closer to angst than anger on their latest LP Private Life. Entries such as ‘Capital Pains’ (geddit?) find singer Jasmine Golestaneh dealing with the mess of city living over urgent, widescreen synth-pop beats. The War On Drugs and Future Islands are close compadres of Private Life.

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Stereophonics - Kind

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

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA

    Just to make absolutely sure that you know it’s him, Michael Kiwanuka has gone for his own (sur)name as the title of his third studio LP. KIWANUKA sees the singer tripping down a bit of a psychedelic soul route - tracks like ‘You Ain’t The Problem’ are shimmering What’s Going On-type things that coalesce around Kiwanuka’s poised, soulful singing. Dangermouse and Kiwanuka’s longtime ally Inflo are the producers.

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Jim Sullivan - Jim Sullivan

    Jim Sullivan’s eponymous sophomore LP gets a reissue courtesy of Light In The Attic. Like its predecessor UFO this 1972 joint is a set of psychedelic Americana that coalesces around Sullivan’s charismatic, Nick Drake-esque tenor. Originally released on the short-lived Playboy imprint (yes, that Playboy) Jim Sullivan would be the last many heard from the singer - three years later Sullivan disappeared in New Mexico and has not been spotted since.

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Jim Sullivan - If The Evening Were Dawn

    Light In The Attic continue their run of Jim Sullivan releases with If The Evening Were Dawn, a previously-unreleased set of tracks taped way back in 1969. Sullivan disappeared in 1975 and has not been found since, so his music will have to do the talking for him. And what music If The Evening Were Dawn is - Sullivan’s story gives these wistful countryfied folk songs even greater power than they would have on their own terms.

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Minimal Compact - Creation is Perfect

    A band often overlooked when discussing the white-hot creativity of post-punk, Creation Is Perfect finally does justice to the back catalogue of Amsterdam band Minimal Compact, renowned for their unsettled, propulsive rhythms and riotous live shows. Seven fan favourites, plus a new track ‘Holy Roller’, are re-recorded with Wire’s Colin Newman behind the production desk. Comes as a 80-page hardbound book including CD, on top of regular vinyl and CD releases. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Cigarettes After Sex - Cry

    Promising more blissful, narcoleptic dream-pop after the success of his early singles, Greg Gonzalez delivers his second Cigarettes After Sex album, Cry. Recorded and finessed by Gonzalez himself during sessions in the middle of the night in Spain, it’s another suite of meditations on intimacy and heartbreak. 

     

    *Pre-order the album on any format to be in with the chance of winning a test pressing of the record!*

     

     

    **Alternatively, email phil(at)normanrecords.com and we'll stick you into the prize draw

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Deathprod - Occulting Disk

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

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Various - Dancefloor Detonators Vol. 1

    For God's sake don't detonate the dancefloor! These four tracks are the most popular tunes on Invisible's series of digital bangers and feature Krokakai, Vitorijoski, The Mamba and Cantillate tearing up discotheques with high octane techno thumpers. Andrew Weatherall has been playing them as have a host of other name DJs. Finally vinyl-ready for you to spin at home or out on the floors it comes with a "100% guaranteed dancefloor satisfaction" seal of approval.   

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Sunn O))) - Pyroclasts

    We will look back at 2019 as the year in which Sunn O))) released as many album as they played chords. 'Pyroclasts' follows 'Life Metal' and is pitched as the earlier record's "shadow album". Presumably this means it will not stop until it has destroyed that which casts it. A bit like Dark Link in Zelda. Heavy and slow, you know the drill.

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Skinny Puppy - Rabies

    Rabies was an oddball record in the storied history of Skinny Puppy in that it featured Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen on several tracks and so the record had more the feel of a Ministry record than a Skinny Puppy one. Still, this is an experimental work on which the band mixed their industrial rock background with with an ahead-of-their-time use of sampling. Back out on vinyl courtesy of Nettwerk records. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Skinny Puppy - VIVI Sect VI

    VIVI Sect VI (Vivisect Six) was the fourth album by Canadian electro-industrial band Skinny Puppy. At the time, 1988, it was the band’s most refined sounding album. It was regarded as their best album by many critics. Lyrically it dealt with animal rights, chemical warfare and environmental issues. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Stefan Fraunberger - Quellgeister#3

    Performed almost entirely on the organ of an abandoned Saxon church in the Romanian village of Bussd, Quellgeister#3 is the third in an ongoing series of works from Austrian composer Stefan Fraunberger. Like his previous music, it’s an abstract rumination on concepts of shared collective cultural memory. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Spielbergs - Running All The Way Home

    Running All The Way home by Norwegian indie band, Spielbergs, follows on from their debut album, This Is Not The End, and a UK tour which was rounded off with support slots with Foxing and a bunch of successful festival appearances. Their new EP shows no sign of their urgent, adrenaline-fuelled sound letting up. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Lou Hayter - Cherry On Top

    Originally appearing at the end of last year and enjoying heavy rotation on BBC 6Music, this is a 12” single release for ‘Cherry On Top’, a piece of feather-light funk that served as the debut solo single for Lou Hayter. The long-of-memory among you may recognise her as a member of the short-lived New Young Pony Club back in the mid-Noughties. Features instrumental and a-cappella versions on the B-side. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Night Flowers - Fortune Teller

    London's Night Flowers have slowly been getting known for their emotional dream pop that recalls those early 90s bands that time forgot who trailed in the wake of the likes of the Sundays and Belly. On this their second album they continue to marry '80s and '90s influences for big venue-ready indie pop with jangling, dreamy guitars skirting round Sophie Petit's swooping voice. Straight ahead stuff but with a crucial emotional core that ensures these songs yearn effectively.    

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Big Star - In Space

    Excitement alert perhaps for Big Star fans as their 2005 comeback album gets re-issued to save you paying outrageous prices on discogs. Previously to this Alex Chilton had little or nothing good to say about his increasingly influential work with Big Star so it was a surprise when he reconvened the band with the help of members of the Posies. It would have been amazing had it been anything of the quality of their earlier records - it's isn't- but it's still a Big Star record. It sort of sounds like them and following his passing in 2010 it's one of the last times we heard Alex Chilton's still intact voice and jangly power-pop moves.  

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Fly My Pretties - The Studio Recordings: Part 1

    Having existed for over 15 years as a live act, garnering a solid and adoring fanbase along the way, New Zealand-based musicians Fly My Pretties release their first studio recordings. For admirers, The Studio Recordings: Part 1 is a chance to hear their songs rendered formally for the first time ever.

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Yeule - Serotonin II

    The recording project of Singapore-raised musician Nat Cmiel since 2012, based around the construction of her own instruments, Yeule has been responsible for a series of thrilling short-length releases over the years. Serotonin II, however, is Cmiel’s first step into album territory, and sounds like modern classical pieces being refracted through a prism of electronica. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Fink - Bloom Innocent

    Hands up who DOESN'T live in Berlin. Just me then? Former Ninja Tune dweller Fink is there also having had quite the time of it during a long career as DJ, producer, songwriter for hire and latterly with his trio also called Fink. His latest album is a spacious slow burner with just the eight tracks of quietly played guitar and piano and his hushed vocal atop. He's not doing a Talk Talk on us it he? Hope so.  

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Seahawks & WOO - Celestial Railroads

    This is an interesting collaboration where transcendental psychedelic types Seahawks rework the music of gloriously hushed turn of the 80s duo Woo. There are two completely contrasting styles at work here so it will be interesting to see how this works. The press release suggests something like Spacemen 3 reworking the KLF. At least it's not the SeaHORSES and Woo collaborating as I originally (mis)read. 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Songhoy Blues - Meet Me In The City EP

    New short order EP from Mali's Songhoy Blues which features new mixes of previously released tracks. Time To Go Home (a Will Oldham tune no less) is one of two Blake Mills mixes whilst David Ferguson (not York City's flying wing back of the same name) takes on a a couple more tracks. In addition to this there's a take on Fela Kuti's Shakara featuring Fela's son Femi. 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Lankum - The Livelong Day

    Dublin's Lankum have been gaining quite a following blend traditional Irish folk music with more modern day drone, post rock and psychedelia. So much so that big hitters Rough Trade have stepped in to release their new album the Lifelong Day. They use harmoniums and Uilleann pipes to create beautifully heavy soundscapes with an emotional heart at the core. Very affecting music that could help soothe us in these troubled times. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Various - Body Beat: Soca-Dub And Electronic Calypso (1979-98)

    Expertly curated by Soundway Records founder Miles Cleret and DJ/collector Jeremy Spellacey, Body Beat is a 17-track, triple-vinyl whistle-stop story of the evolution of soca, from its emergence at the end of the Seventies to its wider recognition as a genre unto itself in the early Nineties. Features Peter Britto’s 1998 banger ‘I Want Your Love’ as its trailing single. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Motörhead - Bomber

    1979 was the year that Motörhead truly came into their own, releasing two of their finest albums and nailing down their sound. To mark the 40th anniversary of that vintage year for Lemmy and his men, Bomber, their second album in 1979 alone, gets a deluxe half-speed re-mastered re-issue, presented as a triple album and including an unearthed live recording from Le Mans. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Motörhead - Overkill

    1979 was the year that Motörhead truly came into their own, releasing two of their finest albums and nailing down their sound. To mark the 40th anniversary of that vintage year for Lemmy and his men, Overkill is getting a deluxe half-speed re-mastered re-issue, coming packaged as a 20-page ‘bookpack’ and including a newly unearthed live recording from Aylesbury. 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    SWANS - leaving meaning.

    Leaving Meaning represents the start of a new era for Swans, after the group’s leader Michael Gira dissolved the line-up responsible for the triptych of stunning, epic records from 2012 to 2016. Now based around a rotating cast of former and new members of the group, they’ve produced an album which, at a brisk 93 minutes, isn’t quite as long as their recent works, but is sure to please fans nonetheless. 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    King Crimson - In The Court of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) [50th Anniversary Edition]

    A 50th anniversary edition of one of rock music’s most iconic debut albums - not least for its iconic and unsettling artwork. King Crimson’s In The Court of The Crimson King was one of the first proper visions for progressive rock, and comes on a re-mastered 2xLP package featuring alternate takes of albums tracks on disc two, or a 3xCD + Blu-Ray set. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Dry Cleaning - Sweet Princess / Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks

    Emerging recently as one of the best new indie bands in Britain, this release gathers up the first two EPs by Dry Cleaning - Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks and last month’s Sweet Princess - on one slab of wax. There's also a special Dinked Edition on transparent, black spatter vinyl, signed by the band and coming with a sticker sheet!

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Pita - Get On

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

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Guided By Voices - Sweating The Plague

    Robert Pollard slams his hand down hard on the top of his guitar amplifier. Sweat pours from his brow; his eyes, heavily-bagged from the sleepless nights, glower with deranged intensity; his clothes are now but rags, ripped and filthy.

    ‘Again! Dammit, again! We’ll play … the songs … again.’

    ‘B… but Robert’, pipes up one of his fellow Guided By Voices members - it’s hard to tell which seeing as all of the band are now a huddled mass, cowering in the darkest corner of the rehearsal room - ‘Robert, we’re exhausted. We’ve been in this room for three days, playing melodious indie-rock in the Hüsker Dü/Pavement mould non-stop, and we simply can’t go on any further. We need rest. We need food. We need to see our families. We’ve already released two LPs in 2019 anyway - isn’t that enough?’

    ‘No!’ shouts Robert, punching a hole in the wall to emphasise his point. ‘No. We go again. We’ll be in here rehearsing our new record Sweating The Plague until it’s done, and it’s done why I say it’s done. Kapeesh?’

    ‘Y… yes Robert.’

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Negativland - True False

    There is probably no better year than 2019 for Negativland to re-appear. The group have become infamous over the years for their agit prop stunts including most notably waging war on U2. Here in the year where reality is becoming ever more blurred they ask what is true and what is false by way of a collage of samples of everything from Fox News hosts to ecoterrorists to early Negativland live tapes. Perfectly apt for our times. 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    FKA twigs - Magdalene

    One of the most anticipated sophomore album releases of the decade is finally upon us! Released over half a decade ago, Tahliah Debrett Barnett’s debut FKA twigs album LP1 was one of the most thrillingly original and forward-thinking pop releases in years, its shifting rhythms and immersive soundscapes informing a great deal of subsequent music. The intervening years have seen Barnett suffer physical and emotional upheaval, something that’s informed the sound and themes of Magdalene. Features production from Nicolas Jaar.

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)

    While it was met with confusion on its original release in late 1969, The Kinks’ seventh studio album Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) aged incredibly well and is now regarded as a masterwork. To mark its 50th anniversary, BMG is releasing a lavish box set containing four CDs, four 7” singles, softback book featuring essays and interviews, printed memorabilia and enamel badge. Essentially, the final word on one of the Sixties’ most distinctive records. 

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Various - Love Is All I Bring

    Love Is All I Bring shines a light on the female stars of Trojan Records’ long and distinguished history. There is, unsurprisingly, a superstar line-up on display - Marcia Griffiths, Dawn Penn and Hortense Ellis are but three of the artists with work included here. Split into two sections, the first half of Love Is All I Bring offers hits (‘Uptown Top Ranking’, ‘I’m Still In Love With You’) while the second focuses on rare grooves.

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  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Various - Beats (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Released earlier this year, Beats is a coming-of-age tale of two friends on the cusp of adulthood in 1994, and out for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at an illegal rave. This double-vinyl soundtrack contains 17 iconic tracks that were the backdrop to the era and the rave scene, including bangers by Leftfield, Liquid Liquid and Orbital plus deep cuts from the likes of Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin and Mark Bell (LFO). 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Vacivus - Annihilism

    Two years ago, British death metal band Vacivus established themselves as one of the country’s best acts in the genre with the releases up to their debut album Temple of the Abyss. Its follow-up, Annihilism, is a technically dazzling and defiantly forward-looking affair, showing their competitors exactly what metal should strive to sound like in 2019. 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Morlock - Ancient Paths

    As the palette-cleansing solo project of proggy doom rock drummer Andrew Prestige, MORLOCK! present the atmospheric and retro 'Ancient Paths'. The result is a vintage slab of melancholic electronica, garnished with analogue synths, lo-fi guitars, while tinged with whiffs of Kraftwerk, OMD and Tubeway Army.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Steve Hauschildt - Nonlin

    Steve Hauschildt has been long admired in these parts, firstly for his work with experimental electronic trio Emeralds and then as a solo artist with classic albums such as Where All Is Fled and Strands. His new album, Nonlin, is his sixth and sees him evolve yet further. Another classic? We shall see, but the chances are good.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Meemo Comma - Sleepmoss

    Sleepmoss is the second album by Meemo Comma, AKA, Lara Rix-Martin, a Brighton-based producer. It is the follow-up to Ghost On The Stairs, which was an inward-looking, yet, cathartic album. Sleepmoss is more outward-looking, inspired by autumn and winter walks with her dog, celebrating the glory of nature.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Frank Zappa - Halloween 73

    Musical oddball and virtuoso guitarist Frank Zappa celebrated Halloween, his favourite time of year, between 1974 and 1984 by hosting a huge show in New York. Before he decided on making New York his Halloween home he played two shows on October 31st in Chicago. Halloween 73 is available as a 4 CD set including both shows along with a disc of bonus rehearsal material and a single CD of Highlights.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Colorado

    Colorado is the first album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse since the epic Psychedelic Pill in 2012. The band believe that they had it in them to make an album that was equal to their best material, so they got together and gave it a go. This particular incarnation of Crazy Horse include Nils Lofgren on guitar and piano. 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Super Furry Animals - Guerrilla

    Super Furry Animals third album Guerilla is 20 years old. To celebrate its birthday we have an expanded reissue of the original album which includes a huge 25 bonus tracks. This was the album with the singles Northern Lites and Fire In My Heart, the latter being the one of the band’s more tender moments.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    The Fall - 1982

    A new six-CD box set documenting a pivotal year for Mark E Smith and The Fall, 1982 gathers up the two studio albums they released that year - Hex Enduction Hour, universally acknowledged as one of their very finest, and Room To Live, regarded as a difficult curate’s egg - plus contemporary Peel sessions, their singles for the Kamera label, and live album In A Hole in addition to a show in Melbourne. Also contains replica poster and 4,000 word essay from biographer Daryl Easlea. The two studio albums will be released on limited edition coloured vinyl versions separately. 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    The Mekons - Fear And Whiskey

    Fear and Whiskey was the fourth album by The Mekons. This album saw the British/American punk band take a sharp stylistic turn by morphing into a country rock band. It is thought that this could have been where the alt. country/american genre began. It is widely regarded as their best album. An album of its time, which is also timeless.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    The Mekons - The Edge Of The World

    The Edge of the World was the 5th album by British/American punks The Mekons. By this time in their career, 1985, they had incorporated country rock into their sound which was quite a shift for them artistically. Nevertheless, the music was good, the lyrics about eating cat food and being stuck talking to drunks were typically imaginative and odd.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Twins - New Cold Dream

    Twins is the new project by Atlanta-based musician Matt Weiner. He takes influences for the project from the likes of John Maus, Bauhaus, Suicide and Depeche Mode among others. Using this inspiration he has crafted New Cold Dream, a dark electro, synth pop and IDM album that mixes worries of our uncertain times with reason for optimism. 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Lee 'Scratch' Perry & The Upsetters - Battle Of Armagideon

    The Battle For Armagideon by renowned dub producer Lee “Scratch” Perry with his backing band The Upsetters was originally released in 1986, currently somewhere in the middle of his ongoing and gigantic discography. It’s difficult to know where to start with such an artist, but this album will give you the essence of Lee “Scratch” Perry’s unique production style. Includes the track I’m A Madman.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Larry Gus - Subservient

    Subservient is the fourth release for DFA by Larry Gus AKA Panagiotis Melidis. He sings in Greek and English over a mix of pop-oriented funk and Mediterranean rhythms. The album’s theme centres on how to balance family life with his artistic leanings, and really just how to survive when the world is seeming like everything is going wrong.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    N.E.R.D. - In Search Of (Deluxe)

    In Search Of… was the first album by N.E.R.D. The group featured some bloke called Pharell Williams, who I’m sure will make a name for himself one day. Two versions of the album were made - The Electric Version and The Rock Version. Now you can get them all together on 4 LPs. Includes the hits Lapdance and Rockstar.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Johnny Cash - Bootleg Vol I: Personal File

    Bootleg Vol 1: Personal File is a reissue of archived recordings made by Johnny Cash between 1973 and 1982. It was originally released in 2006 as Personal File. Pressed on audiophile quality vinyl with a 16 page booklet, this limited edition is a collection that will delight any fan of The Man In Black.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Johnny Cash - Bootleg Vol II: From Memphis To Hollywood

    Released as Personal File in 2006 now renamed Bootleg Vol II: Personal File, these recordings by Johnny Cash were made between 1954 and 1957 during his early years with Sun records and his time at Columbia between 1958 and 1969. It is packed with stuff that any fan will be delighted to hear on audiophile quality vinyl.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Moloko - Things To Make And Do

    Things To Make And Do was the third album by Sheffield-based trip-hop / electronica band, Moloko. It saw the duo of Roisin Murphy and Mark Brydon using more live instrumentation than on their previous two albums. It contained their biggest hit The Time is Now and saw their popularity grow substantially following the success of Sing It Back from its predecessor, I Am Not A Doctor.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Grischa Lichtenberger - Re: phgrp (reworking ›consequences‹ by philipp gropper’s philm)

    'Re: phgrp (reworking ›consequences‹ by philipp gropper’s philm') by electronic producer Grischa Lichtenberger is, like free jazz, music of broken rhythms but dense, manipulated beats. He has been moving to a jazz oriented style recently, and this collaboration with jazz saxophonist Philipp Gropper displays the development in her sound. 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Brix & The Extricated - Super Blood Wolf Moon

    Brix and the Extricated are led by former the Fall member and ex-spouse of Mark E. Smith himself, Brix Smith Start. The band also included ex-the Fall members Steve and Paul Hanley and Steve Trafford. They are also named after the Fall’s 12th album. 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' is the band's third album in three years following on from last year’s 'Breaking State'. I wonder if they'll rack up as many albums as the Fall? A long way to go, but they're doing well.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Little Scream - Speed Queen

    'Speed Queen' is the third album by Little Queen AKA Montreal-based Laurel Sprengelmeyer. It sees her reflecting on the social divisions in America, with many of the lyrics written whilst touring through the country. Coming from a low-income background herself, she has observed how the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer and she's not happy about it.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    The Leaf Library - The World Is A Bell

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

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Amy O - Shell

    Amy O AKA Amy Oelsner hails from Bloomington, Indiana and makes indie pop records. Her music recalls sounds from the 90s as well as a romanticism for the 50s. The Amy O project started way back in 2005 as a solo project but has since blossomed into a three-piece band with Justin and Nathan Volmar on bass and drums respectively. 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Bobby Oroza - This Love Instrumentals

    An instrumental version of Bobby Oroza’s already much-beloved debut album 'This Love', originally released earlier in 2019. Teaming up with production team Cold Diamond & Mink, the record built on Oroza’s 2016 underground hit ‘This Love’, yielding a collection of minimalist musical constructions spanning soft-rock balladry to skeletal soul and funk, with Oroza’s low-key croon sitting atop the mix. 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    The Motorcycle Boy - Scarlet

    The Motorcycle Boy were an indie pop band who formed in Edinburgh in 1987. The band was made up from former members of the Shop Assistants and Meat Whiplash. Their only album, 'Scarlet', was shelved by their label, Chrysalis, and the band split. Fortunately Forgotten Astronaut have got it down from the shelf and released it, some 32 years after it was recorded. Includes their indie chart hit, 'Big Rock Candy Mountain'.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something - Oh Really, What's That Then?

    Jemma Freeman was a member of Bella Union band Landshapes before a solo project and now full band Jemma Freeman and the Cosmic Something, took over. 'Oh Really, What’s That Then?' Is their debut album following a couple of singles and EPs. Described as a power trio, their sound takes in psychedelic glam rock, folk rock and proto-metal. 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    The Groundhogs - Thank Christ For The Bomb (Standard Edition)

    The Groundhogs formed as a blues band in the early 60s. By 1970 when their third album, 'Thank Christ For The Bomb', was recorded, they were morphing into a heavier prog rock band. It has been cited as proto-punk, proto-grunge and as "a masterpiece’ by the NME. The album has a diverse set of famous fans from the Damned’s Captain Sensible, Underworld’s Karl Hyde and former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus whose solo work takes a trick or two from here.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Pinback - Summer In Abaddon (15th Anniversary Edition)

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

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Maria W Horn - Epistasis

    Maria W Horn of XKatedral follows on from her 2018 debut, 'Kontrapoetik', with 'Epistasis'. The Swedish composer combines the worlds of avant-garde and electronic in a way that explores minimalism à la Phil Niblock and visceral massiveness like Anna Von Hausswolff’s organ-powered songs. On Hallow Ground

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Zeta Zeta - Dream Hotel

    Zeta Zeta AKA Daf Lloyd left the comfort of his London Studio to live in a Russian forest where he made Dream Hotel. The idea behind it was to make music that could take the listener into different ‘rooms’ and ‘corridors’ to explore the space we find in memories, dreams and altered states. He used electronic and analogue instruments to create soundscapes that are both dense and ethereal. Ben Vince and Sally Evans make guest appearances.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Psychic TV - The Evening Sun Turns Crimson

    In 2017 Psychic TV were commissioned to play a live musical performance alongside a showing of Derek Jarman's 1974 film 'In The Shadow of the Sun'. The performance took place at (where else?) Cafe Oto in London and here is the musical accompaniment for the first time on vinyl and based (I think) on an original soundtrack by Throbbing Gristle.  

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Thuja - Hills

    Thuja were part of San Francisco’s Jewelled Antler collective. The collective grew out of a concern that independent music was stagnating. Glenn Donaldson, Loren Chasse, Steven R. Smith and Rob Reger formed Thuja, taking a step back from the instrumental rock groups they had been part of such as Mirza. They found new hope in improvisation, weird folk, field recordings and home recorded experiments played on broken instruments and items that you couldn’t really call instruments. 'Hills' was originally released in 2002.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Patrick Cowley - Mechanical Fantasy Box

    Patrick Cowley is probably best known as a Hi-NRG pioneer writing and producing hits for disco diva Sylvester. However he was also somewhat of an early electronic pioneer writing experimental electronic pieces inspired by Kraftwerk. Here are thirteen unreleased songs recorded between the years 1973 and 1980 showcasing these electronic work he recorded using only the primitive equipment available to him at the time. Proceeds to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.  

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Konstruktivists - Glennascaul

    Konstruktivists is the project of Glenn Michael Wallis who had a connection with Throbbing Gristle (he was their control agent, whatever that means!). His music, described as proto-electro, was influenced by the likes of Neu!, Can, Yello, Tuxedomoon and Chrome. 'Glennascaul', his fourth album, was produced by Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle at his studio in 1985. Wallis also collaborated with Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti on' Conspiracy International One' by CTI.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Various - Pour Me A Grog: The Funaná Revolt in 1990s Cabo Verde

    'Pour Me A Grog' is a loving examination of funaná, a music based on the gaita (accordion) instrument originating in Cabo Verde in the second half of the 20th century. In the context of colonial rule, it was a heavily policed music, but in the 90s, when the islands held their first democratic elections, the scene’s leading lights were finally let loose in studios. This is a snapshot of that time. 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Teebs - Anicca

    Los Angeles hip-hopper Teebs returns with his first album in five years. 'Anicca' was recorded at home, seemingly he didn’t hide himself away to do it either. He admits that somewhere in between the Roland SP-404 sampler, Mellotron M4000D synthesizer, his guitar and Ghanaian lute you can hear his daughter and wife going about their day. Teebs is also a member of My Hollow Drum collective and Sons Of The Morning.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Benjamin Lew - Bamako Ou Ailleurs

    The excellent STROOM label, compiling alternative histories of little-known scenes around Europe, focusses once again on the pioneering avant-pop figure of Benjamin Lew, following the success of the 'Le personnage principal est un peuple isolé' collection earlier this year. 'Bamako ou Ailleurs' scoops up another four tracks of Lew’s early-Eighties brilliance on a 12” EP. 

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Kreidler - Flood

    German band Kreidler have had a lot of genres tagged to them since 1994. From krautrock to IDM to neo-classical to avant garde and more, they all describe the band’s creative approach. 'Flood' is their fourteenth album. It’s an 8 track album on which 5 of the tracks are called 'Flood', making a side-long suite of Floods.

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Friday 25th October 2019

    Simon Joyner - Pocket Moon

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

    Due in: only 36 days to go
  • Thursday 31st October 2019

    Various - Brown Acid: The Ninth Trip

    Brown Acid: The Ninth Trip, like Nuggets and Pebbles compilations in the past, digs up lost and forgotten classics from the 1960s. The Brown Acid series concentrates on the heavier side of things, rediscovering proto-metal and proto-stoner bands that the world has forgotten, or in some cases, never really knew. 

    Due in: only 42 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Sun Ra - The Antique Blacks

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    The Pop Group - Y

    Y by The Pop Group was their debut album, originally released in 1979. The post-punk band from Bristol were seen as pioneers of the genre. They mixed jazz, reggae and dub influences with punk to create something quite original. The band claim they were trying to mix Funkadelic with Captain Beefheart to see what happened.

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Warmduscher - Tainted Lunch

    London-based post-punk band, Warmduscher, return with their third LP, 'Tainted Lunch'. It is the follow-up to their 2018 album, 'Whale City'. Their mix of punk, funk, lounge and hip-hop is likely to appeal to fans of Fat White Family, who they just happen to be mates with. It was recorded in just 4 days with South London producer of note, Dan Carey.

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    TR/ST - The Destroyer - 2

    Montreal’s TR/ST comes through with the promised second chapter of his The Destroyer series. As it was with Part 1, The Destroyer - Part 2 is another set of sensual darkside synth-pop from the one born Robert Alfons. Alfons’ writhing delivery is a thrill throughout. Fans of Zola Jesus and Boy Harsher should throw themselves into The Destroyer - Part 2 with relish.

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Scattered Purgatory - Lost Ethnography of the Miscanthus Ocean

    Taiwanese experimentalists Scattered Purgatory, whose sound is pitched somewhere between the crazier end of krautrock and left-field metal, re-issue this compilation of material consisting of some of their earliest work, dating from 2013-2014. Originally released on cassette only, Lost Ethnography of the Miscanthus Ocean now appears on double gold-coloured vinyl. 

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Omni - Networker

    Hang on. I was thinking that Omni only released a new album earlier this year when in reality Multi-Task came out in 2017. How time flies when you are enjoying yourself.  Networker is their third album and their first since signing for Sub Pop. Theirs is a taut and wiry sound with nods back to Gang of Four and fellow Georgians Pylon and they have an ex Deerhunter in guitar ace Frankie Broyles. Networker turns up the 'fi' on their twisty turny sound but retaining the catchiness and freshness of their earlier work. 

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Itasca - Spring

    The fruits of geographical relocation are well-documented. Like Bowie and Iggy's move to Berlin, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Itasca found that the move to New Mexico yielded delicious fruits that eventually coalesced into the form of her new album 'Spring'. It's a testament to the revitalising powers of change and the profound impact that setting can have on the aesthetic sensibility. 

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Fenella - Fehérlófia

    Fenella is a project from one Jane Weaver, one of the 21st century's most adept practitioners of psychedelia. Along with two of her bandmates, she has created a soundtrack for Marcell Jankovics’ 'Fehérlófia', a 1981 Hungarian animated film that is a perfect match for Weaver's brand of warm and colourful psychedelia. 

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Dallas Acid - The Spiral Arm

    The Spiral Arm is the first album for All Saint Records by synth-orientated dream-pop group Dallas Acid, and their third album proper overall in the last decade. The trio’s career has also seen them do soundtrack work, and collaborate last year with Laraaji, and that fondness for and experience in creating cinematic soundscapes is detectable here. 

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Various - FOF10: Friends of Friends at 10

    Having been dedicated to releasing the best in local indie and electronica since 2009, Los Angeles independent outlet Friends Of Friends releases a special picture disc to commemorate its 10th anniversary. Side one consists of some catalogue highlights from Shlohmo, Baths, Perera Elsewhere, Somni and Indian Wells (never released on vinyl before, btw) while the reverse features artists covering FOF catalogue tracks, plus some exclusive newbies! 

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Dana Gavanski - Catch

    Full Time Hobby presents their second 7” vinyl single from acclaimed Canadian songwriter Dana Gavanski, produced by Tunng’s Mike Lindsay. ‘Catch’, backed by another new track ‘Off Again’, follows the warm reception that ‘One By One’ earned back on release in April and her Spring Demos EP from a couple of years ago. 

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

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

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

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Sudan Archives - Athena

    Sudan Archives is the songwriting persona of violinist, singer, songwriter, and producer Brittney Denise Parks, who’s won critical acclaim for her collision of western R&B sounds with West African rhythms. With Athena, whose front cover boasts a bronze representation of Parks herself, she presents her debut full-length album, which lays out her widest musical vision yet. 

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage - Bad Wiring

    Prolific songwriter Jeffrey Lewis presents his new band The Voltage (same line-up as before though!) for what’s sure to be another thrilling entry in his vast discography. Bad Wiring is produced by veteran Roger Moutenot, and is released by Moshi Moshi as a regular vinyl, indies-only poppy red vinyl, or Dinked Edition pale blue vinyl. 

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Turnover - Altogether

    Virginia band Turnover turn over (ahem) a new leaf on new LP Altogether. Where once this band dealt in angst-ridden emo, now they’re all about the pop stuff. Tracks like ‘Plant Sugar’ skip along with the breezy abandon of Blossoms while ‘Much After Feeling’ is basically Toro Y Moi. There are certainly parallels in development between Turnover and Ceremony.

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed (50th Anniversary Edition)

    Let It Bleed is one of the very best albums by The Rolling Stones. It is bookended by the classic songs Gimme Shelter and You Can’t Always Get What You Want and features the blues/rock centrepiece Midnight Rambler. It was released in 1969, in between Beggars Banquet (1968) and Sticky Fingers (1971). An album from a magical period in the band’s history is getting a 50th anniversary makeover as a luxurious box set, standard LP and CD.

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Cold War Kids - New Age Norms 1

    New Age Norms 1 is the new album by Californian indie band Cold War Kids. It’s the band’s 7th album. They’ve come a long way since their second single “We Used To Vacation” hit the radio waves in 2006, cementing their place as a regular festival band with a loyal fan base prepared to part with their cash. One can only assume that this album is the start of some sort of series. 

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Garden Centre - A Moon For Digging

    How to describe Garden Centre? Hmm...can you imagine Trust Fund trying their best to cover a bunch of Rush songs? That’s somewhere close. They have been likened to the aforementioned Trust Fund as well as Neutral Milk Hotel and Daniel Johnson. On A Moon For Digging you find ear worming melodies presented in the most wonderful wonky fashion.

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    The Delines - Eight Floors Up

    The Delines feature ex members of Richmond Fontaine, most notably Willy Vlautin, along with vocalist Amy Boone of The Damnations and Cory Gray of Eels. Eight Floors Up is the first thing the band have recorded since the critical and commercial success of their 2nd LP The Imperial. The two songs featured here, penned by Vlautin, were written in reaction to an accident in which Boone was hit by a car and spent significant time in the hospital.

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    David Porter - Victim Of The Joke?...An Opera

    It has to be said that cover art is pretty important to how a record is received. Imagine if Marvin Gaye's What's Going On looked like that? David Porter's 1971 solo album should not be underestimated though. He had already had a great career at Stax co-writing hits like Soul Man with Isaac Hayes. Here he infuses his pop soul moves into a concept album in which he adds in dialogue to tell the story of a love affair. It's been sampled all over the place with Wu-Tang Clan and Madlib amongst others finding loops within its grooves. 

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Yann Novak - Slowly Dismantling

    On Slowly Dismantling by Yann Novak, he deconstructs ambient music, slowly. It reflects change and his own experiences growing up and coming out. The cover shows Hotel Washington - a building that served as a home to LBTQ+ community in Madison, Wisconsin where Novak grew up. The building burned down when he was 17, leaving him wondering, at a crucial stage in his life, how the place could have helped him. This cathartic album shows that liberation through change is possible. 

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Geneva - Weather Underground

    Aberdeen’s contribution to Britpop came in the guise of Geneva. They were labelmates of Suede on Nude, racked up a handful of Top 40 hits and a Top 20 album with their debut album, Further. The band split when Nude folded. Now they have reformed, second album Weather Underground is reissued through One Little Indian. This should go down well as it balances the jangle-pop of songs like Dollars In The Heavens with the Radiohead-ness of songs like Museum Mile. 

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Friday 1st November 2019

    Geneva - Further

    Remember Geneva? They were Aberdeen’s answer to Radiohead and released their debut album, Further, in 1997 which reached the heady-heights of the Top 20. They fell foul of their label, Nude, collapsing and split up. They have now reformed to remind you of what could have been. Further, originally released in 1997, is reissued with extra tracks through One Little Indian.

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  • Friday 1st November 2019

    A Winged Victory For The Sullen - The Undivided Five

    Their fifth release (but only their second official studio album) and based around the idea of the perfect fifth, A Winged Victory For The Sullen begin a new life on Ninja Tune with a bold different direction on 'The Undivided Five'. Built on their neo-classical and ambient roots, it’s by far the duo’s most immersive and detailed work yet. 

    Due in: only 43 days to go
  • Tuesday 5th November 2019

    Various - Negro Folklore From Texas State Prisons

    'Negro Folklore From Texas Prisons' is a collection of worksongs, spirituals, blues and recited poems known as ‘toasts’ recorded by American folklorist Bruce Jackson. The songs were recorded in 1964 in prisons Jackson visited. The range of songs he collected make this collection a must for any music historians, whether it be your job or just your hobby.

    Due in: only 47 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Girl Ray - Girl

    A follow-up to their lush, intimate debut album Earl Grey that established them as one of the country’s best new indie groups, Girl Ray broaden their sonic palette for sophomore effort Girl. Meant as a tribute to their childhood love of pop and R&B, producer Ash Workman has twisted their sound into something sharper and more dancefloor-orientated. 

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Various - Factory Communications 1978-92

    The compilation Factory Communications 1978-92 finally makes its way onto wax a full decade after the CD release. This bumper set needs little introduction - Factory Records, Tony Wilson, arguably the UK’s most important post-punk label, blah blah blah. All the big hitters are included here (yer Joy Divisions, yer Happy Mondays, yer New Orders) as well as some more obtuse Factory acts. This wide spread makes for a good blend of anthems and rarities - for every ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ there’s something like John Dowie’s ‘It’s Hard To Be An Egg’.

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Rachael Dadd - FLUX

    Though her surname is Dadd, Rachael Dadd plays nothing like dad-rock so anyone else other than me with that thought can get it right out of their heads. Instead she plays a kind of conceptual, contemporary folk music that has already lauded her plaudits across the globe. This her her first on Memphis Industries following on from work with a slew of different labels. Like most other records in 2019 it in inspired by and a protest to the recent political landscape.   

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Blockhead - Bubble Bath

    New music from American hip-hop production legend Blockhead, presented over two slabs of wax. Although it sticks to his instrumental hip-hop oeuvre, just like his classic records for Ninja Tune over the years, Bubble Bath focuses on texture and flow rather than just beats, evoking dead-of-night ambience and the night-time economy. 

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Moor Mother - Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes

    Moor Mother is Philadelphia musician and poet Camae Ayewa who has previously collaborated with The Bug and Justin Broadrick (Godflesh etc). This should give you some idea of where she's coming from with this her third album under the Moor Mother moniker. She uses elements of free jazz, noise, rap, reggae and industrial music to create freeform splurges and matches them with explosive subject matter on subjects such as police brutality and enslavement. Another dark missive from the undergrowth from one of today's most thought provoking artists. 

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    MA - AMA

    Not Mama in the words of Phil Collins and pals but MA 'AMA'. Just buy it from us because googling it could be a nightmare. MA comes from Tokyo and started out with (relatively) straightforward beats and hip-hop before turning increasingly noisy and experimental. On this album MA places cut up vocals and field recordings of his voice over unusual futuristic music. Could be interesting.  

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Rrose - Hymn to Moisture

    Something about the word moist or moisture, unless I’m talking about cake, makes me want to have a shower immediately. It’s clearly not the case for Rrose, AKA Seth Horvitz AKA Sutekh AKA Suite K with debut album, Hymn To Moisture. The experimental producer shows influences from bosses of techno such as Jeff Mills, Pan Sonic, and Plastikman along with famed electronic composers such as Eliane Radigue, Laurie Spiegel, and Phill Niblock to make an album as cerebral as it is visceral.

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith - Mummer Love

    Mummer Love - one of three collaborative albums by Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith - sees the New York avant garde ambient/jazz group following in the footsteps of French poet Arthur Rimbaud. During a lesser known period of his life, Rimbaud found himself in Ethiopia learning about Sufism, a branch of Islam. The group went there and recorded the chants of the Sufi leaders, using them as a backdrop for Patti Smith’s poetry.

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Giant Swan - Giant Swan

    With a recently announced UK tour coming later this year, Giant Swan - a noise-rock project conceived by Robin Stewart and Harry Wright that grew out of their roles as guitarists in The Naturals - release their long-awaited and much-anticipated self-titled debut album. Early indications are that it will successfully translate their live energy onto record, and could be one of the finest British underground releases of 2019. 

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    SebastiAn - Thirst

    Coming eight years after his first album Total, during which time he’s helped to produce the likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Frank Ocean, Sébastien Akchoté (known as SebastiAn) at last delivers his sophomore studio effort. Using his expanded rolodex of contacts, Thirst includes guest spots from the likes of Syd (The Internet), Sparks and the aforementioned Charlotte Gainsbourg. 

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Rose Mcdowall & Shawn Pinchbeck - Far From The Apple Tree : Original Music Soundtrack From The Film By Grant Mcphee

    A soundtrack conjured up by Strawberry Switchblade member Rose McDowall and Canadian sound engineer Shawn Pinchbeck, to Grant McPhee’s film Far From The Apple Tree, which won plenty of acclaim for its inventive mixture of classic ghost stories and contemporary horror. CD edition contains extended versions of the vinyl tracks, plus an extra piece of music. 

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Takeo Watanabe / Yushi Matsuyama - Mobile Suit Gundam

    Here we have the first soundtrack album for Yoshiyuki Tomino’s robot anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. The series was originally aired in 1979, so this just happens to be it’s 40th anniversary year. Japanese composers and musicians Takeo Watanabe and Yushi Matsuyama are responsible for the score. 

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Takeo Watanabe / Yushi Matsuyama - Mobile Suit Gundam On The Battlefield

    Takeo Watanabe and Yushi Matsuyama’s soundtrack for Mobile Suit Gundam On The Battlefield is getting a highly limited edition re-release on vinyl, available as an import from Japan. Yoshikazu Yasuhiko’s artwork for the series was iconic, reflected in the beautiful score, constructed from unused sound fragments from its predecessor.

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Takeo Watanabe / Yushi Matsuyama - Mobile Suit Gundam I

    Mobile Suit Gundam I was the first part of the soundtrack the anime series by Japanese composers Takeo Watanabe and Yushi Matsuyama. Yoshiyuki Tomino created and wrote the series which concerns itself with robots and war. This portion of the soundtrack contains music from scenes up to Entering The Atmosphere.

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Takeo Watanabe / Yushi Matsuyama - Mobile Suit Gundam II

    Mobile Suit Gundam II soundtrack contains music from the final Earth scenes in the movie. It was written and performed by Takeo Watanabe and Yushi Matsuyama - two Japanese composers who know their way around a bit of anime. Yoshiyuki Tomino created the series. The album artwork is by famed animator and manga artist Yoshikazu Yasuhiko.

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Takeo Watanabe / Yushi Matsuyama - Mobile Suit Gundam Soldiers Of Sorrow

    Takeo Watanabe and Yushi Matsuyama’s much sought-after soundtrack to Mobile Suit Gundam Soldiers Of Sorrow is now getting a limited edition re-issue on vinyl, available as an import from Japan. The score reflects the high-energy circumstances of its creation, which included a last-minute change in sound director. 

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Takeo Watanabe / Yushi Matsuyama - Mobile Suit Gundam Meguriai Sora

    Mobile Suit Gundam Meguriai Sora was the third in a series of anime series about robots. It was composed by Japanese musicians Takeo Watanabe and Yushi Matsuyama. The music was recorded whilst watching the film so the music would respond to what was happening on screen - not the usual way of going about things.

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Everything But The Girl - Walking Wounded

    Originally released in 1996, the year after the Todd Terry mix of ‘Missing’ had destroyed charts throughout Europe, Walking Wounded was the undisputed commercial high-water-mark for Everything But The Girl. Housing four UK Top 40 singles - including two Top 10 hits in the title track and ‘Wrong’ - the album went platinum in Britain. Now, it’s been re-mastered via half-speed technology at Abbey Road for a well-deserved vinyl re-issue. 

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Gene Clark - No Other

    Originally released in 1974 to critical praise but little commercial impact, The Byrds’ founder Gene Clark poured his heart and soul - and quite a lot of his own money - into No Other, a massively ambitious and strikingly beautiful record spanning psychedelia, country, folk and soul. For its 45th anniversary, 4AD are re-issuing the re-mastered album on CD and LP, and also in a lavish box-set containing a myriad of alternate mixes and bonus tracks, a documentary film and extensive liner notes and essays. 

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Thurston Moore - Pollination / Leave Me Alone

    Having made a name for himself in NYC rock outfit Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore returns under his solo guise with this enthralling cover of New Order's 'Pollination / Leave Me Alone'. Recorded in Salford ('the only place he would dare to cover a New Order song') Moore here pays homage to his idols with a fresh take on the track.

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Thurston Moore - Spring Swell / Leave Me Alone

    Thurston Moore is releasing three 7” singles. Each will contain moments from his lives shows in 2019. They will also see the former Sonic Youth man discover his inner Manc by including a cover of a New Order song on each single, which he recorded in Salford. Spring Swell /Leave Me Alone is released through Daydream Library and includes an 8-page zine.

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Thurston Moore - Three Graces / Leave Me Alone

    Former Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore is releasing three seven inch singles. Each will include live track from 2019 live shows and a New Order cover on the B-side, which Moore and his band recorded in Salford. Three Graces / Leave Me Alone is released on Daydream Library and comes with an 8-page zine.

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Madonna - Like A Virgin

    Like A Virgin was the second album by Madonna, released in 1984, it was the album that propelled her to global superstardom. It’s packed with hits such as the title track, Material Girl and Angel. A lesser known album fact about this album that will go down well today is that it was produced by Nile Rogers. Rogers also plays guitar on the album with his Chic bandmate, the late, great Bernard Edwards playing bass. 

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Madonna - Who's That Girl (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Madonna was no stranger to acting in 1987 when she starred in Who’s That Girl alongside Griffin Dunne. It was her 5th role. She also performed most of the soundtrack, which just happens to be getting a gleaming reissue on crystal clear vinyl. I say she performed most of the soundtrack as it also includes songs by Scritti Politti, Duncan Faure, Club Nouveau and Michael Davidson. 

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Madonna - Madonna

    So we sell Madonna records now? Yup you read that right. Here is a limited edition clear vinyl edition of her debut album from 1983. It contains a host of predominately self-penned songs several of which would become hits (Borderline, Holiday, Lucky Star) and its feathery dance-pop aesthetic gave a boost to the dance world just as disco had faded from view. She'd go on to have much greater success but Madonna was where it all started for the lady they now call 'The Queen of Pop'.  

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Madonna - True Blue

    With her status firmly cemented as a global superstar, Madonna released True Blue in 1986. It was the follow-up to Like A Virgin and showed the singer displaying a wider variety of musical styles. It contained the hits True Blue, La Isla Bonita and the massive hit Papa Don’t Preach. It’s getting a spiffy reissue on crystal clear vinyl. 

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Kele - 2042

    After the acoustic diversion of his last album, 2017’s Fatherland, Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke tacks back to the dancefloor template that informed his previous solo records. 2042, led by the socially and politically aware lead single ‘Jungle Bunny’, is also more like a Bloc Party record than any of his solo material, most similar to the difficult but rewarding A Weekend In The City

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Underworld - DRIFT Series 1

    As a mammoth project by trance veterans Underworld, 'Drift' is a music-and-video experiment curated over a 52 week period. This is a unique and ambitious piece, designed to disrupt the monotonous single-album-tour cycle and driven by instinctual creativity. Now nearly a whopping 40 years in the game, Underworld are more hungry to experiment than ever.

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Hior Chronik - Blind Heaven

    Blind Heaven by Greek-born, Berlin-based composer and musician Hior Chronik is an album of soundscapes that incorporate elements of drone, neo-classical and ambient music. It is the follow-up to his 2017 album, Out Of The Dust. Features guest performances from Amber Ortolano, Masayoshi Fujita, Hania Rani and Francesco Donadello.

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Hiro Kone - A Fossil Beings To Bray

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  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Jay Glass Dubs - Two Devotional Songs For Spacemen 3 In The Style Of Love Inc.

    Jay Glass Dubs AKA Greek composer, musician and sound artist Dimitris Papadatos, strips dub music down to bass, drums and vocals by placing disparate sounds side by side. How this works with 90s Canadian chart-dance group Love Inc. and Rugby’s favourite psychedelic minimalists, Spacemen 3 is a curious thing indeed. You’ll have to buy Two Devotional Songs For Spacemen 3 In The Style Of Love Inc. to find out.

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Peter Ivers - Becoming Peter Ivers

    Peter Ivers is one of those people who everybody in the world of music seemed to know, but he was virtually unknown to the general public. A songwriter whose principal instrument was the harmonica, he was described by Muddy Waters as the greatest harp player alive. He’s opened for the New York Dolls, John Cale and Fleetwood Mac. 'Becoming Peter Ivers' is a compilation of his work, lovingly compiled by RVNG Intl. Ivers was, tragically, the victim of a violent murder in 1983. The case, sadly, remains unsolved.



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  • Friday 8th November 2019

    Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives Of

    A timely re-issue of the first solo album from the legendary Ryuichi Sakamoto. Thousand Knives Of was originally released back in 1978, when Sakamato was still in the equally groundbreaking Yellow Magic Orchestra, and established a blueprint for both artists going forward. Notably, this is the first time that the record is being released on vinyl outside of Japan. 

    Due in: only 50 days to go
  • Monday 11th November 2019

    Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle – The First Recordings

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

    Due in: only 53 days to go
  • Thursday 14th November 2019

    Steve Lacy - Apollo XXI

    Here we have the long-awaited debut LP from The Internet’s Steve Lacy. Though Apollo XXI is Lacy’s first solo full-length, we doubt this precocious young chap was feeling the pressure too much - when you’ve made beats for Kendrick Lamar, given a TED Talk and walked the runway at Paris Fashion week before turning 20 you probably don’t even know what pressure is. Lacy’s carefree approach translates into this gorgeous neo-soul set. Dropping just as the weather heats up, Apollo XXI is a perfect summer jam collection.

    Due in: only 56 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - The Complete Harry Potter Film Music Collection

    John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper and Alexandre Desplat were the composers given the job of scoring the Harry Potter movies. John Williams received Academy Award nominations for the two films he scored. Here we have the music from all 8 movies performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Atypic (aka Plaid) - DE:10.09

    DE:10.09 is the 9th EP in the 10 Years De:Tuned series. This time De:Tuned have looked deeply into the unreleased works of Atypic and found a pair of tracks than can only be referred to using the reverential term ‘lost classics’. Atypic are Andy and Ed from ‘90s duo Plaid who made some of the decade’s more interesting electronic music.

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Dog In The Snow - Vanishing Lands

    Even men with steel hearts love to see a dog in the snow. We all do, presumably so does Brighton based artist Helen Ganya Brown who has created this dreamy debut from her home studio and subsequently presumably rejoiced when told it was going to be released by Bella Union. It's a haunting collection of electronica, dream pop and arty rock music that was made when she says she was having some very strange dreams. Possibly ones involving dogs and snow. Clear vinyl if you are quick. 

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    The Clash - London Calling (40th Anniversary)

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

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Brainstory - Buck

    Brainstory are a band from Rialto, California. Their journey from there to their current home of LA saw them initially feeding on punk rock and skateboarding. An eagerness to expand their musical horizons led them to the local jazz scene before their move to LA and a hook up with Eduardo Arenas from Chicano Batman. Buck is a fusion of rock, funk and soul that shows the distance they’ve travelled creatively.

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Ziúr - ATØ

    One of the great products of the Berlin club scene over the last few years, Ziúr follows up her 2017 debut album U Feel Anything? with sophomore effort ATØ. This time around, she’s operating with a much larger arsenal of sounds and influences, and dedicates the new record to “all survivors, outcasts and weirdos”. 

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Various - 2 Tone 7” Treasures

    Personally curated by The Specials founder Jerry Dammers comes this 40th anniversary box set commemorating the massive cultural impact of the 2 Tone label. Featuring a dozen 7” singles, all with their original B-sides and artwork, there’s six Specials singles (including the label’s final release ‘Nelson Mandela’) plus cuts from Madness, The Selector, The Bodysnatchers and The Beat. Oh, and a 2 Tone slipmat in every box set! 

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    David Bowie - Conversation Piece

    Another lavish box-set release documenting the ongoing exhumation of David Bowie’s archives, Conversation Piece is a five-CD collection that examines his evolution throughout 1968 and 1969, via home demos, BBC radio sessions and studio recordings, including with his mime-musical group Feathers. Furthermore, it includes discs to mark the 50th anniversaries of the release of the ‘Space Oddity’ single plus his second studio album David Bowie (later re-released as Space Oddity, of course. Oh, and a detailed 120-page book of extensive sleeve notes and images. 

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    David Bowie - Space Oddity (Tony Visconti 2019 Mix)

    A brand new mix from original producer Tony Visconti to commemorate the 50th anniversary of David Bowie’s second self-titled album, later re-issued as Space Oddity in 1972. With the title track introducing ‘Major Tom’, one of Bowie’s most enduring characters, it didn’t do much business at the time but is now regarded as a critical turning point in his career. This new release also features the title track of the brand new box-set release, Conversation Piece

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Daedelus - End of Empire

    A new triple-vinyl box set from Daedelus, the recording stage name of L.A. producer Alfred Darlington, packaged in 3mm sleeves. End of Empire consists of Darlington’s 2014 album The Light Brigade, 2010’s EP Righteous Fists of Harmony and brand new 2019 studio album The Bittereinders, cased in artwork by Umar Rashid. 

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Tindersticks - No Treasure But Hope

    Nottingham stalwarts Tindersticks return with a twelfth full-length release - 'No Treasure But Hope'. Made in just five days, the record is an intentional change of direction for the five-piece. In a strive to create instinctual material, not overthinking and sanitising every element, the band yet again present a previously unseen side to themselves.

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Emily Jane White - Immanent Fire

    It seems Emily Jane White has gone big on her new album, Imminent Fire, bringing in strings, choirs and heavy guitars. The big sounds on offer are tempered by her voice in this truly widescreen affair. Lyrically she concerns herself with the urgent issues facing the future of the environment and feminism. 

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I Made A Place

    Ooh it's been a long while since a fully original Bonnie 'Prince' Billy album. The last one was in the middle of the Obama presidency in fact - and to think people had the wherewithal to moan about that tenancy. Now, just as the world is ending we get a proper new BPB album because he realises that there is never a right time for a new album from one of the more loved artists of his generation. Let's just celebrate him whilst he is alive and healthy.   

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    WaqWaq Kingdom - Essaka Hoisa

    WaqWaq Kingdom consists of Japanese musicians Shigeru Ishihara of DJ Scotch Egg / Seefeel) and Kiki Hitomi (ex-King Midas Sound) and they make something they like to call 'minyo footwork'. To the layman this means adventures in sound that combines such disparate things as afro-beat, contemporary electronica, techno and Jamaican dancehall. The result is a wildly creative, intoxicating brew of sound.   

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Josef K - The Scottish Affair (Part 2)

    Scottish post punk band Josef K started life on Postcard Records along with the likes of Orange Juice. 'The Scottish Affair (Part 2)' was recorded in Brussels in April 1981 when the band were in their pomp. Recorded directly from the mixing desk and newly remastered for this release. On Les Disques Du Crepuscule.

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - Minstrel In The Galaxy

    'Minstrel In The Galaxy' by Japanese experimental psychedelic rockers Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O was originally released in 2004 on CD only. It featured a newly trimmed line up and their sound was more stripped back and darker, gradually preparing the listener for the gigantic crescendo. This is the first vinyl release of the album.

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Aphex Twin - Peel Session 2

    Despite being 30 years olds now, Warp Records still very much find themselves on the forefront of music. Following their celebratory 30 hour radio broadcast the label are releasing ten radio sessions recorded by some of their most iconic artists. 'Peel Sessions 2' was first recorded in 1992 by one Aphex Twin. Presented in a highly collectable sleeve.

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Bibio - WXAXRXP Session

    30 years just flies by huh! Imagine being 30, I can't. But Warp Records very much can, and to make this very special occasion they're releasing 10 radio sessions by artists they worked with over the decades. 'WXAXRXP Session' was recorded by Bibio during Warp's monster 30 hour birthday radio broadcast.

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Boards of Canada - Peel Session

    Where were you in 1989? Personally, I wasn't born yet, but Warp Records were getting started in the People's Republic of South Yorkshire. One of the acts who helped define the ensuing three decades were Boards of Canada whose 1998 'Peel Session' is one of ten radio sessions being released by Warp to commemorate 30 years at the forefront of music. 

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Flying Lotus - Presents INFINITY “Infinitum” - Maida Vale Session

    Flying Lotus 'Presents INFINITY “Infinitum” - Maida Vale Session' is one of ten radio sessions being released by Warp Records on the occasion of their big three-oh. Compared to the rest of the label Flying Lotus is too old to be new guard and too new to be old guard. Nonetheless, his hip hop abstractions are a big reason why Warp is still so relevant. 

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Kelly Moran - WXAXRXP Session

    To those of you who've turned 30, how did you celebrate? Warp Records decided to ruin some poor studio technician's weekend and run a radio broadcast for 30 years solid. They've also released ten radio sessions by artists they've worked with over the years. 'WXAXRXP Session' was recorded by Kelly Moran for that radio show.

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    LFO - Peel Session

    From one Leeds music institution to another, respect. LFO gave Warp Records their first over top 20 single with monstrous banger 'LFO'. A lot has happened since then, including Warp themselves now turning 30. 'Peel Session' is one of ten radio sessions Warp are releasing as a look back at the good times. 

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Mount Kimbie - WXAXRXP Session

    Who among you is brave enough to collect all ten of the radio sessions Warp Records are releasing as part of their thirtieth birthday celebrations? This lovely salmon number is 'WXAXRXP Session' from Mount Kimbie, first heard as part of the truly ludicrous 30 hour radio broadcast they did on that their NTS. 

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Oneohtrix Point Never - KCRW Session

    While touring 'Age Of' Oneohtrix Point Never's stage show reached new excesses. Where previously it was one man and his gear, now he was performing with a full band, some dancers, and two sculptures. For a slightly more stripped down live performance, look to 'KCRW Session' being released by Warp Records as one of ten radio sessions to celebrate 30 years.

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Plaid - Peel Session 2

    Alongside the likes of the Aphex Twin and Boards of CanadaPlaid are one of Warp Records defining bands. Together they spawned the unfortunately named genre IDM, and have gone on to have an influence far wider than their humble Sheffield origins would suggest. 'Peel Session 2' is one of ten radio sessions released by Warp to celebrate the past 30 years.

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 15th November 2019

    Seefeel - Peel Session

    When they signed to Warp Records in 1994, Seefeel became the label's first act who used guitars. Since then Warp have released records by other guitar acts like Grizzly Bear and Maxïmo Park but at the time it was a big decision for both label and band. 'Peel Sessions' is one of ten radio sessions released by Warp to commemorate 30 years of big decisions.

    Due in: only 57 days to go
  • Friday 22nd November 2019

    The Pooh Sticks - The Pooh Sticks 7” Box Set

    This is an expanded edition of a now very rare box set released by Fierce back in 1988. This new version features five different coloured 7” singles recorded by Swansea indie-poppers The Pooh Sticks from 1988, which every A-side this time coming with its corresponding B-side, plus a 24-page booklet. 

    Due in: only 64 days to go
  • Friday 22nd November 2019

    Erik Satie - Vexations

    Remember when the National performed 'Sorrow' for 9 hours straight? They must have got the idea from the 19th century's Erik Satie whose composition 'Vexations' is three intriguing lines of a piano melody repeated 840 times. Unfortunately that would require a metric tonne of vinyl so here Alan Marks does it a mere 40.

    Due in: only 64 days to go
  • Friday 22nd November 2019

    COMA - Voyage Voyage

    Presumably titled after Desireless's 1986 smash, this is the German COMA not to Polish rock band of the same name. They make emotional electronica and dreamy soundscapes using an array of instruments both real and computerised and add in vocals to give you the melancholic Germanic pop thrills you require. Another safe space where analogue can meet digital without a fist fight ensuing.  

    Due in: only 64 days to go
  • Friday 22nd November 2019

    Ramin Djawadi - Game of Thrones: Season 8 (Music from the HBO Series)

    If you are still smarting from the wet firework - like finale to Season 8 of the long running incest 'n' swords drama then console yourself with the fact that Ramin Djawadi's soundtrack is now available on a luxury 3LP set. Expect the usual dramatic and emotional score but this time with an added System of a Down singer. 

    Due in: only 64 days to go
  • Friday 22nd November 2019

    Ramin Djawadi - Game of Thrones: Season 8 (Selections from the HBO Series) [The Iron Throne Version]

    If you can't afford the 3LP set we are selling elsewhere on this wonderful site then for £9.99 cheaper you can get a truncated version of Ramin Djawadi's soundtrack from the eighth and worst series of HBO's poorly-lit sword drama. This is a single length version, with tracks selected by we're not sure who but it results in a nice bite-sized version containing all your eighth series favourite tunes.   

    Due in: only 64 days to go
  • Friday 22nd November 2019

    She Drew The Gun - Trouble Every Day

    Following a series of memorable festival appearances this summer, Liverpudlian psych-rock quartet She Drew The Gun release a new four-track EP, led by a re-tooled and updated cover of Frank Zappa’s ‘Trouble Every Day’ with lyrics to reflect the unrest of 2019. Also included are two new original tracks and a remix of Revolution Of Mind’s opening track ‘Resister’ by Slackers. 

    Due in: only 64 days to go
  • Friday 22nd November 2019

    Contagious - Contagious

    Dense, brooding music from Berlin’s Contagious here. The trio’s eponymous debut LP contains abrasive drones smothered by industrial textures and broiling electronics that seem ready to unleash hell at any moment. The likes of Einstürzende Neubauten and Throbbing Gristle haunt Contagious’ fevered, trance-inducing sound.

    Due in: only 64 days to go
  • Friday 22nd November 2019

    Health&Beauty - Shame Engine / Blood Pleasure

    Bringing back some of the musicians who’ve helped him bring his musical visions to life since the group’s establishment in the early Noughties, Brian J. Sulpizio releases his seventh Health&Beauty album Shame Engine / Blood Pleasure, which may his most sophisticated and rewarding yet. 

    Due in: only 64 days to go
  • Friday 22nd November 2019

    Felix White - The Edge (Original Soundtrack)

    Felix White is the guitarist in the Maccabees and for a minute there I worried he was having to soundtrack a film about U2's beany-hatted guitar ace. No, The Edge is a documentary about England's greatest (watch this space though) cricket team who triumphed between 2009 and 2013. A drama about their success and the toll it took on them. I'm sure Kevin Pierson has a whole chapter to himself. Comes on cricket ball coloured vinyl... and as hard too...hopefully.  

    Due in: only 64 days to go
  • Friday 22nd November 2019

    Mattias Uneback - Voyage Beneath The Sea

    Mattias Unebeck is known for being a member of Swedish rockabilly band The Test Pilots and as a member of exotic lounge jazz outfit Ixtahuele. He expands on his experience with Ixtahuele on his new album, Voyage Beneath The Sea. He combines exotica of the ‘60s with library music from the ‘70s to create a journey through underwater worlds that are both fictional and factual.  

    Due in: only 64 days to go
  • Friday 22nd November 2019

    Danny Brown - Uknowhatimsayin¿

    Detroit rapper Danny Brown returns with the brilliantly titled ‘Uknowhatimsayin¿’, his follow-up to the industrial and post-punk tinged modern classic ‘Atrocity Exhibition’. The screwball MC has straddled the line between rap superstar and experimental music deity since the release of his breakthrough album ‘XXX’ way back in 2011, meaning you’re just as likely to see him reviewed in The Wire as seeing him lend a verse on a track with rap royalty. ‘Uknowhatimsayin¿’ is an alternative rap record released on the legendary Warp Records, complete with production from A Tribe Called Quest legend Q-tip and guest spots from Run The Jewels, Blood Orange, and hyped underground MC JPEGMAFIA. Danny has once again reimagined what a hip hop album can and should be with his latest opus.

    Due in: only 64 days to go
  • Friday 22nd November 2019

    Anne Müller - Heliopause

    Anne Müller is a composer and cellist based in Berlin. 'Heliopause' is her debut album which she wrote, recorded, performed and produced.  She is no stranger to recording music, particularly with Erased Tapes. She is most known for her collaboration with Nils Frahm on 7Fingers and was credited on his 'All Melody' album. Other credits include 'Boysen’s Spells' by Ben Lukas and 'Fallen Trees' by Lubomyr Melnyk.

    Due in: only 64 days to go
  • Monday 25th November 2019

    Minimal Compact - Creation is Perfect

    A band often overlooked when discussing the white-hot creativity of post-punk, Creation Is Perfect finally does justice to the back catalogue of Amsterdam band Minimal Compact, renowned for their unsettled, propulsive rhythms and riotous live shows. Seven fan favourites, plus a new track ‘Holy Roller’, are re-recorded with Wire’s Colin Newman behind the production desk. Comes as a 80-page hardbound book including CD, on top of regular vinyl and CD releases. 

    Due in: only 67 days to go
  • Friday 29th November 2019

    Stine Janvin - Fake Synthetic Music

    Norwegian composer and performer Stine Janvin enters PAN’s labyrinth with new album Fake Synthetic Music. Mainly for voice and delay, the album tests what can be done with such a limited (conceptually, at least) source of sound. Very exciting, and not to be brushed off as similar to Norwegian voice performer Maja Ratkje; the two get distinct results from their processes.

    Due in: only 71 days to go
  • Friday 29th November 2019

    Pink Floyd - The Later Years 1987 -2019

    An incredible 18 set collection that is to include five CDs, six Blu-rays and five DVDs containing remixed albums, previously unreleased audio, concert films, never-before-seen footage and so much more. A beautiful addition if you own the early years boxset that will make your Pink Floyd collection even better. 


    Due in: only 71 days to go
  • Friday 29th November 2019

    Prince - 1999 (Remastered)

    Containing a whopping 35 previously unreleased recordings, the career-defining '1999' album of pop-rock royalty Prince is here re-issued. This super deluxe version also includes a live album, along with various other goodies which celebrate Prince's enormous worldwide impact - quintessential stuff for fans of the Minnesota-born pioneer.

    Due in: only 71 days to go
  • Friday 29th November 2019

    Doon Kanda - Labyrinth

    Surreal Gothic artist Jesse Kanda is, until now, known for his work as an artist with Bjork, FKA Twigs and Arca. Under the name Doon Kanda, he has started to make music. Labyrinth is his latest album on Hyperdub. His music sounds like his art looks, so with this, you can really judge an album by its cover.

    Due in: only 71 days to go
  • Friday 29th November 2019

    Apparat - LP5_RMXS

    If you haven’t guessed already, 'LP5_RMXS' is Apparat’s LP5, remixed. Radio Slave, Substance (AKA DJ Pete), Stimming and Solomun are the people tasked with reshaping four of the tracks making them ready for some dancefloor action. Apparat is also known as one half of Moderat with Modeselektor. 12” on Mute.

    Due in: only 71 days to go
  • Friday 6th December 2019

    Various - Motherless Brooklyn (Music from the Motion Picture)

    Motherless Brooklyn is a film directed by and starring Edward Norton along with Bruce Willis and Willem Defoe. The soundtrack features a ‘50s smoky jazz club vibe brought about by Daniel Pemberton and jazz legend Wynton Marsallis. It also features performances from Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chilli Peppers' bass maniac Flea

    Due in: only 78 days to go
  • Friday 6th December 2019

    Muse - Origin Of Muse

    Crammed with goodies and keepsakes, this epic LP box set brings together everything you didn't know about Muse from their formation, through to their first two albums ('Showbiz' and 'Origin of Symmetry'). The mammoth 113 tracks included features 40(!) which were previously unreleased. Quintessential stuff for fans of the legendary space-rock trio.

    Due in: only 78 days to go
  • Friday 6th December 2019

    Occult Orientated Crime (Legowelt) - The Occult Orientated Crime Album

    Five years ago, The Occult Orientated Crime Album by The Occult Orientated Crime appeared as a digital-only release. The person behind it was Dutch producer and musician, Danny Wolfers, AKA the unique and prolific Legowelt. Now it’s available as a 3LP set full of perfectly pitched ambient music that really will transport your mind elsewhere.

    Due in: only 78 days to go
  • Tuesday 31st December 2019

    Petrels - Dusk Loom

    Having enjoyed a prodigious output of an album at least every 12 months from 2011 to 2016, The Dusk Loom has taken Oliver Barrett a comparatively lengthy three years to put together, having stepped back from his Petrels project briefly. Finding inspiration ancient and modern mythology, otherworldliness is the key theme on this seventh record. 

    Due in: only 103 days to go
  • Tuesday 31st December 2019

    Various - Kalmykian Archaic and Soviet Folk

    Ored Recordings are a fine label who chronicle the traditional musics of Russia, the Caucasus and the surrounding regions. Back in 2015 they released 'Kalmykian Archaic and Soviet Folk', a collection of songs by the pair of Tatiana Dordzhieva and Maria Beltsykova. This elderly duo are Kalmyks, a group of Oirats (ethnic Western Mongols) who now live in Russia, and their songs reflect the turbulent history of their people. Deportation to Siberia in the 1940’s, Buddhist songs, wedding music and 19th Century wartime ballads all feature on 'Kalmykian Archaic and Soviet Folk'. Now given a new edition courtesy of Sub Rosa, this is a fascinating collection.

    Due in: only 103 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2099

    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 T-shirt. Get stuck in.

    Due in: only 29323 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2099

    Kevin Krauter - Changes

    The excellently named Kevin Krauter gets a UK edition of his 2016 EP Changes courtesy of Winspear (The Lemon Twigs, Barrie). The HOOPS fellow’s sophomore solo release is a beautifully wistful blend of folk, hypnagogic pop, country rock and bossa nova. There are strong notes of Ariel Pink and Haruomi Hosono.

    Due in: only 29323 days to go
  • Wednesday 1st January 2020

    Mystery Jets - A Billion Heartbeats

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

    Due in: only 104 days to go
  • Friday 10th January 2020

    The Big Moon - Walking Like We Do

    The Big Moon made a big splash in 2017 with debut album, Love In The 4th Dimension, which contained catchy hits such as Cupid. Now they’re back with their highly anticipated sophomore album, Walking Like We Do. Their previous success shows here as they were shipped off to Atlanta to record with renowned US producer Ben Allen III. Expect big things from The Big Moon.

    Due in: only 113 days to go
  • Friday 10th January 2020

    Field Music - Making A New World

    New album from Sunderland area clever clogs Field Music. But it's not just any old new album this is a song cycle based on the first world war. The idea started from a project they were working on with the Imperial War Museum about US War Department publications but grew as the brothers wrote pieces about various elements of the aftermath of the war such as skin grafting, the dada movement and office work. They aren't just any ordinary band are they? 

    Due in: only 113 days to go
  • Friday 17th January 2020

    Courteeners - More. Again. Forever.

    Although they’re as much maligned as they are worshipped, Courteeners are undoubtedly one of the very last of the old-fashioned Big British Guitar Bands. In January 2020, Liam Fray and his faithful lieutenants will release their sixth studio album, with the bold but ambiguous title More. Again. Forever. 

    Due in: only 120 days to go
  • Friday 17th January 2020

    Bombay Bicycle Club - Everything Else Has Gone Wrong

    Having built up a large and dedicated fanbase over the course of four excellent albums before their hiatus in 2014, the mighty Bombay Bicycle Club will finally break their silence with their fifth LP Everything Else Has Gone Wrong in January 2020. Frontman Jack Steadman says it’s “an album for anyone who’s ever turned to music in a time of need”. With things being the way they are, I think we could all do with that. 

    Due in: only 120 days to go
  • Friday 17th January 2020

    Halsey - Manic

    So what has happened to her eye then? Looks a right mess. Halsey is a pretty big name then isn't she? People have streamed her music billions of times, she's been on the cover of things, got GRAMMY nominations and all sorts. This, her second album, sounds like a mellow Kate Perry to me but I'm sure the younger members of our office will tell me she's a brilliant subversive pop artist that I'm too old and jaded to enjoy.   

    Due in: only 120 days to go
  • Friday 17th January 2020

    Alice Boman - Dream On

    Following a couple of acclaimed EPs that now date from more than half a decade ago, 'Dream On' is the long-awaited debut album from Swedish singer-songwriter Alice Boman. Her music has also recently been on ‘13 Reasons Why’ and ‘Wanderlust’, but 'Dream On' opens up a new avenue of collaboration, mainly with producer Patrik Berger.

    Due in: only 120 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    The 1975 - Notes On A Conditional Form

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

    Due in: only 155 days to go
  • Friday 6th December 2019

    Various - Motherless Brooklyn (Music from the Motion Picture)

    Motherless Brooklyn is a film directed by and starring Edward Norton along with Bruce Willis and Willem Defoe. The soundtrack features a ‘50s smoky jazz club vibe brought about by Daniel Pemberton and jazz legend Wynton Marsallis. It also features performances from Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chilli Peppers' bass maniac Flea

    Due in: only 78 days to go
  • Friday 6th December 2019

    Muse - Origin Of Muse

    Crammed with goodies and keepsakes, this epic LP box set brings together everything you didn't know about Muse from their formation, through to their first two albums ('Showbiz' and 'Origin of Symmetry'). The mammoth 113 tracks included features 40(!) which were previously unreleased. Quintessential stuff for fans of the legendary space-rock trio.

    Due in: only 78 days to go
  • Friday 6th December 2019

    Occult Orientated Crime (Legowelt) - The Occult Orientated Crime Album

    Five years ago, The Occult Orientated Crime Album by The Occult Orientated Crime appeared as a digital-only release. The person behind it was Dutch producer and musician, Danny Wolfers, AKA the unique and prolific Legowelt. Now it’s available as a 3LP set full of perfectly pitched ambient music that really will transport your mind elsewhere.

    Due in: only 78 days to go
  • Tuesday 31st December 2019

    Petrels - Dusk Loom

    Having enjoyed a prodigious output of an album at least every 12 months from 2011 to 2016, The Dusk Loom has taken Oliver Barrett a comparatively lengthy three years to put together, having stepped back from his Petrels project briefly. Finding inspiration ancient and modern mythology, otherworldliness is the key theme on this seventh record. 

    Due in: only 103 days to go
  • Tuesday 31st December 2019

    Various - Kalmykian Archaic and Soviet Folk

    Ored Recordings are a fine label who chronicle the traditional musics of Russia, the Caucasus and the surrounding regions. Back in 2015 they released 'Kalmykian Archaic and Soviet Folk', a collection of songs by the pair of Tatiana Dordzhieva and Maria Beltsykova. This elderly duo are Kalmyks, a group of Oirats (ethnic Western Mongols) who now live in Russia, and their songs reflect the turbulent history of their people. Deportation to Siberia in the 1940’s, Buddhist songs, wedding music and 19th Century wartime ballads all feature on 'Kalmykian Archaic and Soviet Folk'. Now given a new edition courtesy of Sub Rosa, this is a fascinating collection.

    Due in: only 103 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2099

    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 T-shirt. Get stuck in.

    Due in: only 29323 days to go
  • Thursday 31st December 2099

    Kevin Krauter - Changes

    The excellently named Kevin Krauter gets a UK edition of his 2016 EP Changes courtesy of Winspear (The Lemon Twigs, Barrie). The HOOPS fellow’s sophomore solo release is a beautifully wistful blend of folk, hypnagogic pop, country rock and bossa nova. There are strong notes of Ariel Pink and Haruomi Hosono.

    Due in: only 29323 days to go