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“A threat to our national security, our economic security, and your family's security”. Not Jeremy Corbyn but Guy Garvey who has a new solo album on the way. Boom and indeed boom. Still, there’s better stuff than that out this week, such as the new Ought album, which to me sounds like Life Without Buildings as fronted by Stanard Ridgway. Read Robin’s more considered reaction to this brilliant offering here

In news that we’re still dealing with, a few items won’t be turning until tomorrow. We’re calling them Vintage Friday Releases. A nostalgic reminder of how Friday’s used to be.

  • The latest from math rock clever clogs Battles.
  • More Bert Jansch re-issues than you ever thought possible.
  • Junior Boys mini-mes Bob Moses on Domino.
  • Album number two from psych rock adventurers Golden Void.

In happier news we have all these things below in stock now:

This week’s all important Things That We Have™:

  • The Go-Betweens co-founder and official suavest man on earth Robert Forster releases his first album in yonks.
  • Two Brians get together for the first time since Roxy Music. Brians Grainger and Ellis make lovely guitar picking with ambient wash combination.
  • Presents for Sally make Ian-friendly shoegaze on incredible orange and black wax.
  • Twee-poppers The School release what is effectively a warm cuddle as an album.
  • Great Panoptique Winter is one of them from Hood with the Panoptique Electrical guy. Wintery pop.
  • Tijuana Panthers new record is called ‘Poster’ but don’t put it on your wall.
  • Ben Folds has lost his five and hires an orchestra instead.
  • Sealings recorded their album in a toilet or something and it has the same harsh gritty sound that you might imagine a toilet to have.
  • This James Elkington and Nathan Salsburg album is a delight of twinkling acoustic guitar pluckings.
  • Homeshake is the guitarist from Mac DeMarco chilling out with some lo-fi funk after the tour.
  • Is it true that Bevis Frond funded one of his albums by falling down a hole and getting compensation?
  • Big|Brave is churning monolithic rock produced by the Godspeed one.
  • Luminous Bodies. They’re heavy, they’re brooding. For fans of hair.
  • Tvarvagen are the new neo-classicals. They’ll make you cry.
  • Primitive Parts are members of Male Bonding, Menace Beach and Monotony making garage rock and drone.
  • Jesus Lizard-like Leeds noise rockers Blacklisters unleash their MJ Hookworm produced second album onto the world.
  • Ought producer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh as Jerusalem In My Heart is back with a preposterously titled record on Constellation.
  • In further supergroup news Sun Foot are members of Smog and Jackie O Motherfreaker pissing about.
  • Estonian composer Arvo Part’s very church-like ‘Passio’ is in on double vinyl.
  • We got told off by the Bug lad for getting our info wrong. He’s referring to the King Midas Sound/Fennesz collab that failed to hit our sweet spot.
  • The queen of lips Lana Del Ray has another album out.
  • Destruction Unit make brutal noise punk to pummel your ears. Comes with free Sacred Bones comp CD.
  • Two years we reckon for the Supergrass reformation. In the meantime Gaz Coombes busies himself with a 12”.
  • Salad Boys on Trouble in Mind make fleet footed NZ indie like their forefathers The Bats.
  • Gosh the release pipe never stops -- there are also albums out by Darwin Deez, Vetiver, Mild High Club.
  • Two remix things if that floats your boat -- Spectres get re-worked by Richard Fearless, while serial remixers Factory Floor and Chvrches get the Four Tet treatment.
  • In ambient news we have soothing drifts by the prolific offthesky on Hibernate and ambient-gaze by Thee Koukouvaya on Sound in Silence.

Reissues:

Records that were once available but people bought them. Now you can buy them again. If so then someone will re-issue them.

  • Durutti Column’s delightful ‘Another Setting’ is back out with bonus stuff… it’s CD only though.
  • Ageless Strawberry Switchblade lady Rose McDowall has her ‘80s recordings collated for your pleasure.
  • Just when you thought nothing else could be found from the 1970s then Elyse Weinberg turns up. Classic sounding ‘70s folk rock somewhere betwixt Joni Mitchell and Neil Young.


Ant’s Electronic Roundup:

Here he is. Headphones clasped to ear as he tells you about all the things with beats.

  • Patricia makes a most welcome return to Opal Tapes with another EP of raw emotional house/ techno.
  • Akkord fellow Synkro’s ‘Changes’ seemed to do it for our Clinton. Cop the white vinyl initial pressing on Apollo.
  • Emptyset beam soundwaves 2000km around a circuit of radio transmitters on the Signal 12” on Subtext.
  • San Francisco’s Honey Soundsystem’s label HNYTRX have a pair of sweat inducing 12”s from Bezier and Jackie House complete with Matrixxman Remixx.
  • Helena Hauff collaborator Andreas Gehm (Elec Pt1) tweaks his 303 on Jerome Hill’s Super Rhythm Trax.
  • Sacred Summits follow up that Colin Potter reissue with a reissue of Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia’s 1989 murky techno LP erm... ‘1989’.
  • Unearthed tracks from the bygone electro-clash era from Miss Kittin and The Hacker with Lost Tracks Vol. 1 on Dark Entries.
  • Lloyd Cole in the electronica round up? Yup check out the ‘80s hearthrobs album of primitive electronics.
  • Beta, Love's Flaccid Disco Muscle, Alex Burkat and Modini bring the party on Optimo Trax.
  • Clan Destine’s Dark Acid series concludes with Shady P, Orphan Swords, Marshall Applewhite, The Friend and Gregor Garnutsi on ‘Dark Acid V’.
  • Russell Haswell makes a “fractured regression to his formative influences” -- Japanese noise/ tough Detroit techno for ‘A Sure As Night Follows day’ on Diagonal.
  • Beneath’s Mistry label have a plate from Batu exploring the intersection of techno and bass music.
  • Lee Gamble kicks off his UIQ label with a 12” from N1L. 300 copies.
  • Bleepy 2-step tear jerkers from Myth on Rabit’s Halcyon Veil.
  • Svreca’s Semantica label have a bangin’ 12” from Stanislav Tolkachev and evocative techno from Cio D’Or.
  • Fatima Yamaha’s massive tune ‘What’s a Girl To Do’ gets a 4/4 edit from DJ Haus on one-sided red wax.

7 inches of desperation:

Loads of the bastards this week including kraut-pop from Paper, ‘60s mod/psych from Bronco Bullfrog, spindly early Go Betweens gear from Terry, two 7”’s named after famous cities from Stanley Brinks, two new releases on Clinic’s The Lost Tapes Record Club series, two new 7”s from Robert Pollard’s Ricked Wicky project, one of them is hilariously (and aptly) called ‘Poor Substitute’ and finally Sunset Sons who are described as “four hot guys playing funky pop”. Quite.


Tickets

Did you know we sold tickets? Well we do and we have lots of them for the upcoming Recon festival in Bradford -- and for the first Golden Cabinet in aaages. See all tickets here...



Words by Clint with Ant and some stuff nicked from Robin.

The Jeremy Normynites this week were: Phil, Laurie, Kim, Ian, Tom Watson and Nathon.
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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Stanislav Tolkachev

Walk Along The Bottom

9/10 from Ant

Respected Ukrainian DJ/ producer Stanislav Tolkachev returns to Sverca’s Semantica label for four track 12” ‘Walk Along The Bottom'. Mike Parker plays this g...read on »

Ought

Sun Coming Down

9/10 from Robin

There are some lyricists so good that come review time I just want to splurge their words, plus additional exclamation marks, onto the page. Ought’s Tim Darcy is one of ...read on »

Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia

1989

9/10 from Laurie

1989 is a record from 1989 that began life as a cassette before probably getting buried by the '90's and its insanely fast tempos and powders. This is an alternate strand of t...read on »

Voltigeurs / Black Sunroof / Skullflower

PSH

9/10 from Ant

Matthew Bower and Samantha Davis don’t just tap into the 240 volts mains supply to create their music. They’re channeling straight from the source. Natural energy,...read on »

Great Panoptique Winter

Wildness

9/10 from Laurie

Within Wildness lies the longest distance collaboration that can exist on Earth without venturing into low polar orbit. It’s a collaboration, four years in the making, b...read on »

Shit & Shine

Everybody's a Fuckin Expert

8/10 from Laurie

Shit & Shine, or Poo & Polish before watershed, have managed to destroy any possibility of a ‘watershed’ release with Everybody’s a Fuckin’ Exp...read on »

Destruction Unit

Negative Feedback Resistor

8/10 from Robin

The liner notes for ‘Negative Feedback Resistor’ keep things simple: “Destruction Unit sacrificed their ears to make this album as loud a statement as possib...read on »

Sealings

I’m A Bastard

8/10 from Robin

Apparently Sealings think that post-punk could do with a little bit of self-effacement, so they’ve declared themselves bastards before getting sucked into a void of mono...read on »

Synkro

Changes

8/10 from Clinton

Despite releasing a multitude of EPs this is Derbyshire based producer (and one half of Akkord) Synkro's first album and to these ears it has really been worth the wait. &lsq...read on »

HOMESHAKE

Midnight Snack

8/10 from Clinton

Imagine for a moment what it would be like to be a touring member of the Mac DeMarco band. Having to look out onto the back of a filthy pair of dungarees night after night and...read on »

James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg

Ambsace

8/10 from Clinton

The big sign stuck to the front reads “IAN WANTS”. But what gives? This is no terrible shoegaze. Instead it’s delightfully nimble guitar fingerpicking f...read on »

The Lost Tapes Record Club

Songs For Secret Apocalypse Vol. 1

8/10 from Clinton

I was confused but now I'm not. This is a series curated by two people from the band Clinic in which they find lost tapes from the past and release them on 7". There are two t...read on »

Brian Ellis & Brian Grainger

At Dusk

8/10 from Clinton

Not since the early days of Roxy Music have you had two Brian's in the same group -- and even then one was spelt with a 'y'. However these two Brians rub up together with less...read on »

offthesky

The Serpent Phase

8/10 from Laurie

New week, new offthesky record. Jason Corder really does not stop, but when the sounds he continues to make  barely deviate from super relaxing, then it’s no bad th...read on »

Laraaji

All In One Peace

8/10 from Laurie

“It is with celestial pleasure and appreciation that I invite you forward and inward upon the journey of your healing listening experience.” Now if that isn’...read on »

Myth

Evaporate

8/10 from Ant

The inaugural release on Rabit’s Halcyon Veil label is the solo debut from promising 21 year old producer Myth. There are some incredibly talented young boys and girls o...read on »

N1L

Wrong Headspace EP

8/10 from Ant

Rave was all about unity, everyone dancing under one roof but separate scene’s emerged and things got broken up and fragmented, genres coming to their logical conclusion...read on »

Batu

Dekalb / Collate

8/10 from Ant

Beneath’s Mistry label’s fifth plate comes from UK producer Batu, whom I think first surfaced on Livity Sound’s sister label dnuoS ytiviL. That should give s...read on »

The School

Wasting Away and Wondering

8/10 from Clinton

I’ll let you into a secret. We’ve spent a lot of the last month or so speculating about the inner workings of this indie-pop band. We are convinced (due to their n...read on »

Tijuana Panthers

Poster

8/10 from Robin

Tijuana Panthers like to make songs quick and then throw them into the wind like they would caution. This record, though, comes with a little more complacency and foresight, m...read on »

Emptyset

Signal

8/10 from Ant

‘Signal’ is comprised of two excerpts from a live recording in Berlin, commissioned by CTM and Deutschlandradio. “Well whooptyfuckindoo” I hear you cry...read on »

Terry

Talk About Terry

8/10 from Clinton

Who is the best Terry? Wogan? Nutkins? Well here's another one to add to the list. These are people out of Total Control making ridiculously catchy indie-pop that sounds very ...read on »

Patricia

Bem Inventory

8/10 from Ant

There was a lot of love for Patricia’s ‘Body Issues’ tape on Opal Tapes. Out of the entire labels catalogue this tape really seemed to be the most revered an...read on »

Lloyd Cole

1D Electronics 2012-2014

8/10 from Clinton

Confusingly this is the same Lloyd Cole that bookish young people swooned over in the mid 1980s. Cole (a close runner up in this week's unofficial 'Worlds Most Dapper Man' com...read on »

Thee Koukouvaya

Witches' Jelly

8/10 from Laurie

Sound in Silence present, in their usual wonderful packaging, a new duo of ambient gazers that evoke scenic vistas with their debut (I think?) Witches’ Jelly. Let me int...read on »

BIG | BRAVE

Au De La

8/10 from Robin

No one is more about self-seriousness than I here at Jeremy Normyn Records, and so I have naturally found a certain kinship with ‘Au De La’. Made by the now almost...read on »

TINT

My New Murex

8/10 from Robin

Is Zane Morris playing guitar or is he peeling velcro off of a shoe? Discuss. Under the name TINT, he’s been making guitar compositions that seek both beauty and its ant...read on »

Featured albums

Terry
Bronco Bullfrog
Various
N1L
Fatima Yamaha
Batu
Stanislav Tolkachev
Chvrches
Cio D'Or
Russell Haswell
Presents For Sally
Sunset Sons
Lana Del Rey
Great Panoptique Winter
Various
Thee Koukouvaya
The School
Lloyd Cole
The Bevis Frond
Bob Moses
Golden Void
King Midas Sound / Fennesz
Emptyset
Vetiver
Myth
Spectres
Jerusalem In My Heart
Elyse Weinberg
Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia
HOMESHAKE
The Durutti Column
Brian Ellis & Brian Grainger
Blacklisters
James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg
Andreas Gehm
Tijuana Panthers
Tvarvagen
Patricia
Luminous Bodies
Rose McDowall
Battles
BIG | BRAVE
Primitive Parts
Salad Boys
Sealings
Jackie House
Paper
Bezier
Ben Folds
Darwin Deez
Ought
Synkro
Sun Foot
Miss Kittin & The Hacker
Destruction Unit
Arvo Pärt