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Anyway, let’s get on with this week’s stuff, which has arrived in big boxes carried by big men.

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

  • People enjoy the Cardinal Fuzz label right? Well there’s three new releases this week by Minimai Deutch, Dead Sea Apes and a catch-all Liverpool Psych Fest compilation.
  • Acid Mothers Temple celebrate their 500000th name variation with some longform psychedelia.
  • Hey Colossus play silly riffs and swirling synths. Robin comes for the psych, stays for the pudding.
  • Good news. Editors are back.
  • There’s a new one from Mercury Rev. A kettle drum on every bar or your money back.
  • Steve Hauschildt is on relay race between melody and abstraction. Robin awards him a very rare 10/10 for his trouble.
  • Swirly janglers Horsebeach have a new one out. Unfocused but nice sounding and it’s nice to be nice, isn’t it?
  • Last week we have Girl Band (men) this week we have Girls Names (men and woman). They play kind of new wave post-punk these days.
  • Glen Hansard played the creepy guy in ‘Once’, and here’s the new record from the Frames and Swell Season bloke.
  • Matt Valentine made a solo record earlier in the year with his pals. Now he’s back with his wife as MV+EE.
  • Spindly post-punkers Shopping are back with their second album and you can win a screen print. Simply order it!
  • There’s been a lot of flute about this week. None more so than in this Dungen album. Soft prog pop also with mellotrons.
  • Stanley Brinks, who was once a Herman Dune, gets everyone to sing along on a strummy album I’ve described as ‘harmless’. On camel coloured vinyl.
  • Absolutely loads of stuff in on Feeding Tube records. We’re too ‘tired’ to list it so view here.
  • Dralms are like a less sexy Air and a more sexy the Antlers. Or the other way round, I can’t remember.
  • Elephant9 make a right royal prog mess with Dungen guitarist pal Reine Fiske. Hard to believe they were once allowed on the BBC.
  • We’ve all been waiting for there to be a Brighton-based power pop equivalent to Nirvana and now Demob Happy are here to satisfy our craving.
  • Two big hitting ambient collabs in town. William Basinski hooks up with Richard Chartier and Nils Frahm buddies up with Olafur Arnalds
  • I don’t know what ‘Kiddy Pool Dreams’ are but hoping Russian nu-gazers Pinkshinyultrablast haven’t gone all “kiddy stare” on us.
  • Thee Cee Cees become the 487000th band to prefix their name with ‘thee’.
  • The Master Musicians of Bukkake have suggested you play their new album at the same time as their old one.
  • Alexandre Desplat’s ‘Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2’ is out on vinyl. It’s from a film apparently.

Reissues:

  • Awwww, ‘Pillows and Prayers’ - the best (and sometimes the worst) of the early ‘80s indie scene. Now on 2 x CD.
  • Psychedelic jazz sax botherer Kamasi Washington gets his ‘The Epic’ re-unleashed on 3LP on Brainfeeder natch).
  • Carol King’s band The City have their harmony laden ‘60s pop re-discharged on Light in the Attic.
  • Celer’s succinctly titled ‘How could you believe me when I said I loved you when you know I've been a liar all my life’ is now in on vinyl.
  • Lamb’s ‘Fear of Fours’ gets a vinyl re-issue.
  • Dust to Digital pick out fourteen rare 78rpm records containing vigorous traditional reed music and issue it on their ‘Excavating Shellac’ series.

Ant’s Electronic Roundup:

He has an ear like a traction engine…

  • Laurel Halo’s third album ‘In Situ’ is a refreshing blast of nuanced, organic sounding electronic music on Honest Jon’s.
  • Gigi Masin’s private-press ambient LP ‘Wind’ from 1986 has been lovingly remastered from the original tapes.
  • Jackin’ Chicago flavoured acid house 12” action from Gesloten Cirkel on Murder Capital.
  • Zillionth Legowelt record ‘Laundromat of Your Mind’ 12” on Bakk comes with screen-printed inner sleeve. Posh that for a 12” like.
  • 180g vinyl 3x12” set from Italian duo Simbiosi on Werkdiscs in screen-printed mailer. 14 cuts exploring techno and hardcore.
  • The latest Music From Memory unearthing has them dig up early 80’s home recordings from Michel Turtle. 10/10 for his surname. Oh plus the Joel Graham 12” on the label finally arrived and all.
  • There’s a 2CD/2LP compilation on some label called Ghostbox. You know the one. Featuring the likes of The Advisory Circle, Belbury Poly, The Focus Group, Pye Corner Audio, John Foxx etc. Yeah that lot.
  • Triplet of 12”s from the label in the desert; Dubai’s Bedouin Records with Imaginary Forces (including Roly Porter Remix), Healing Force Project and Hieroglyphic Being & The Truth Theory Trio.
  • What’s all this about shady drums and svelte bass work? It must be that that Call Super fella’s 12” on Houndstooth.
  • Hand-stamped white label 12” from PAN superstar Lee Gamble in techno mode. Boom chk, boom chk, boom.
  • L.I.E.S. bossman Ron Morelli returns to Dominick Fernow’s Hospital Productions for the chilling ‘A Gathering Together’. Keep a fresh pair of pants handy.
  • Blackest Ever Black cobble together a bunch of Regis goodies. The Birmingham techno don - not the chain of fashionable high street hairdressers.
  • The Pinkcourtesyphone (Richard Chartier) LP on Important Records is pretty in pink.
  • Future Sound of London’s “great lost album” ‘Environments’ is in on wax.
  • 6-track EP of highly percussive techno from Randomer with his ‘Kid’s Play’ 12” on L.I.E.S.
  • Robert Hood presents Floorplan much needed repress of the man’s disco edits 12” ‘Funk Souls’ Rush Hour.


7 inches of desperation:

Leicester boys Lusts are produced by that Steve Lillywhite of psych rock MJ of Hookworms, Karate do an odd thing - they re-issue a 7”... with bonus tracks. I’ve written the words ‘thing’ and ‘shit’ but what I think I meant to say is that there’s a Shit and Shine/The Thing split 7” out on Trost who also unleash one by Joe McPhee and Raymond Boni. Really liked the Allusondrugs blast of power pop/shoegaze on Too Pure, we’ve got more copies of the mto (aka Modified Toy Orchestra) lathe cut on Static Caravan.


These (above) and lots more things are on our website now, just waiting for a loving home. Whatever happens, one thing you can be sure of, we’ll never ever ever ever put Chris Moyles on the front page of our website.


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

The Normanites this week were: Phil, Laurie, Kim, Ian and Nathon.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Steve Hauschildt

Where All Is Fled

10/10 from Robin

Remember Pokemon Emerald? That was a good game. You play as Steve Hauschildt and your rival is called Mark McGuire; Professor Oak is also there, struggling to listen to drone....read on »

Regis

Manbait

9/10 from Ant

Whenever I’m in a city and walk past one of those hairdressers called Regis, I get flashbacks of halcyon days in the mid 90’s dancing like a lunatic to Karl O'Conn...read on »

Ron Morelli

A Gathering Together

9/10 from Ant

L.I.E.S. bossman Ron Morelli returns to Dominick Fernow’s Hospital Productions for his third album. Now you’d think having his own label he could be putting this s...read on »

Call Super

Migrant / Meltintu

9/10 from Laurie

Ooo a Call Super 12”! Ever since Suzi Ecto the world has been tentatively listening to the sounds exuded by Joseph Richmond-Seaton (amazing), and indeed some even earlie...read on »

Gesloten Cirkel

M011

9/10 from Ant

Gesloten Cirkel first emerged in 2009 with a 12” on The Hague’s Viewlexx sister label; the  awesome Murder Capital ran by none other than I-F, a man with impe...read on »

Hieroglyphic Being & The Truth Theory Trio

Keep Your Mind Open

9/10 from Laurie

If your mind isn’t smashed wide open by sheer force, it will be after listening to this, Jamal Moss’ latest 12” on UAE’s Bedouin Records. It thumps, pl...read on »

Shopping

Why Choose

8/10 from Robin

A new Shopping album: wherein I put my feet up on the table, showing complete disregard for our office’s distinct lack of clean, and bop my head like David Byrne if he w...read on »

Tom Carter & Pat Murano

Kawnyarna

8/10 from Robin

This noise accident comes from Tom Carter (of Charalambides, a group founded with fellow guitar ‘n’ voice experimentalist Christina Carter) and Pat Murano (of the ...read on »

Minami Deutsch

Minami Deutsch

8/10 from Robin

It makes sense! If I use enough exclamation marks it makes sense! Minami Deutsch are taking the genre’s origins at face value, dedicating themselves to the grooves they&...read on »

William Basinski & Richard Chartier

Divertissment

8/10 from Laurie

Not sure if two members counts, but this is somewhat of a minimal experimental electronic supergroup. Master of decay William Basinski teams up with Line co-founder Richard Ch...read on »

Lee Gamble

B23 Steelhouse / Motor System (Extension)

8/10 from Laurie

This 12” here sees Mr. Lee Gamble of Koch fame (Ian and Phil let out a collective giggle every time) put out some much more techno-y techno than the more subtle bits of ...read on »

Various

Pillows & Prayers Volumes 1&2 (Cherry Red 1982-1984)

8/10 from Clinton

Amazingly, the original 'Pillows and Prayers' retailed for 99p and topped -- yes topped -- the indie charts for 19 weeks. I bought it some time in the early ’90s and sp...read on »

Vom Grill

Knerpen! (Bevel)

8/10 from Ant

Vom Grill is the brilliant moniker of Belgian chap Dennis Tyfus. The man at the helm of the Ultra Eczema label, here with some super freaky excursions for PAN. It's&...read on »

Dead Fader

Dosage EP

8/10 from Ant

Dead Fader aka John Cohen (formerly a duo with Barry Prendergast back in the early 3by3 days ) follows up a slew of releases -- mostly on Robot Elephant with his debut for And...read on »

Imaginary Forces

Shift Work

8/10 from Laurie

Ok I’m really enjoying what Bedouin Records has to say at the moment - all sorts of leftfield, noise-tending technoish stuff is appearing on their wax slabs. This one tr...read on »

Various

In A Moment... Ghost Box

8/10 from Clinton

This Ghostbox compilation is an absolutely essential purchase for fans of the label’s ability to distil the ’70s early synth analogue pioneering into modern day co...read on »

Allusondrugs

Magic College

8/10 from Clinton

On wonderfully thick mauve vinyl, allusondrugs are the latest new kids on the shoegaze block. Indebted to all the sounds we loved in the ’90s, the band mixes churning dr...read on »

Daniel Bachman

Miscellaneous Ephemera and Other Bullshit

8/10 from Robin

First, let’s judge a book quite verily by its cover and do a little case study into the album art for ‘Miscellaneous Ephemera and Other Bullshit’. With the g...read on »

Laurel Halo

In Situ

8/10 from Ant

‘In Situ’ is the third album from Ann Arbor’s Laurel Halo and follows a pair of critically acclaimed albums for Hyperdub. This time around Honest Jon’s...read on »

Featured albums

Healing Force Project
Imaginary Forces
Hieroglyphic Being & The Truth Theory Trio
Legowelt
Michal Turtle
Simbiosi
Randomer
Gigi Masin
The Thing / Shit & Shine
Laurel Halo
Joe McPhee / Raymond Boni
Ron Morelli
Robert Hood / Floorplan
Call Super
mto
Various
Demob Happy
Pinkshinyultrablast
MV & EE
Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm
Lusts
The City
Glen Hansard
Minami Deutsch
Various
Lamb
Elephant9 with Reine Fiske
Hey Colossus
Thee Cee Cees
Various
Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures
Various
Allusondrugs
Horsebeach
Alexandre Desplat
Steve Hauschildt
Karate
Master Musicians of Bukkake
Dralms
Editors
Shopping
William Basinski & Richard Chartier
Regis
Gesloten Cirkel
Joel Graham
Celer
Dungen
Mercury Rev
Girls Names
Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
Pinkcourtesyphone
Kamasi Washington
The Future Sound Of London