Other notable things this week
- The latest release on the collectible Clay Pipe by Vic Mars is up to pre-order.
- Phil says this: please remember about all our money saving features like Normanpoints, free shipping for orders over £50 (UK only), etc. They might just help you out!
- Vouchers…Christmas is coming up!
As we get closer to the time of year when everyone tells you to buy stuff there’s loads of re-issues and old things out so in a bold - some might say foolhardy - move we are starting with re-issues this week. If you want to try something new then scroll down a bit.
Listen to records you already know…..guaranteed enjoyment!
- Beat Happening were the band that invented primitive strum-pop. Their new collection on Domino is well worth getting.
- Synth pop originators Yellow Magic Orchestra have their first two albums re-made.
- Guided By Voices release ‘Suitcase 4’. We hear bottoms of barrels getting scraped.
- There are two re-issues from the band Phil could have joined (true) Spiritualized.
- To celebrate their new LP, Six Organs of Admittance ‘Dust and Chimes’ LP gets a re-press.
- Lashings and lashings of classic Bob Dylan is out on execu-vinyl.
- Not only did Scott Fagan make winsome late ‘60’s pop but it turns out he’s Stephin Merritt’s dad.
- We have two albums of late ‘70’s bedroom pop from Ilitch on Superior Viaduct.
- There’s a 30th anniversary edition of Ruth’s oddball 80’s pop in stock.
- 80’s proto post rockers Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus get their debut re-waxed.
- Wild-ridin’ collective Sunburned Hand Of The Man’s debut ‘Mind of a Brother’ is discharged again.
- Wapassou are experimental bods from early ‘70’s france. Think Faust, think United States of America.
This week’s all important New Things That We Have™:
Listen to some new music, therefore creating new memories for future re-issues!
- Mute Forest create an electro acoustic elegy for the destruction of trees
- What…...is an Adele?
- Bill Wells presents an album of ‘Nursery Rhymes’.
- Ringo Deathstarr play mix and match shoegaze on their sturdy third album.
- Ramshackle post punk anthems for moving feet from Nots. Future album title suggestions: ‘Tied up in Nots’, ‘Nots Forest’
- What happens when Marry Waterson gets married. Does the vicar say to the groom “Will you marry Marry?”
- Brooding stylistic choices and odd pop from Molly Nilsson.
- The Comet is Coming is the sax honker from Melt Yourself Down performing a jazz-jewelled dance party. Ian claims to like this.
- The Shoes aren’t the classic US power poppers. Sadly that’s where my interest ends. Coldwave thumps and post Chris Martin vox combine apparently.
- We are contractually obliged to tell you about a new Public Service Broadcasting remix release. Sounds equally bad in the office, at a party or in your own home.
- Brand new Six Organs of Admittance.
- The Naturals are part of Bristol’s Young Echo Collective.
- The latest album by Australian jazz lot the Necks is now in on vinyl.
- Drone harpist Mary Lattimore in releases new tape shenanigans.
- MAG! We have the new Ablaze! mag in stock with a massive feature on Sleaford Mods and small one on us.
- Two new Fabio Frizzi’s out on Death Waltz.
Ant’s Electronic Roundup:
He moves his feet to the beat on his street….
- Anthony Child aka Surgeon leaves the drums at home and get’s his synth out in the jungle for Editions Mego.
- Triple whammy from Mordant Music with a tape from Phlekz, CDr from Thanet and a wee Mordant Music & David Rudkin flexi-disc.
- Arca’s ‘Mutant’ on Mute has landed. CD for now with wax due January 2016.
- Ambienty weepers from Lnrdcroy have finally landed on clear vinyl 10” in screen-printed sleeve.
- Legowelt oldie CDr ‘Dark Days’ gets vinylized across 3 slabs of wax on BAKK.
- Logos, Mumdance and Shapednoise team up for some sci-fi electronix as The Sprawl. Don’t consume acid before listening as you’ll end up being chased down the road by Decepticons and look a right twat.
- New batch of posh Bjork electronic remix 12”s from The Haxan Cloak, Juliana Huxtable, Bloom, Patten and Rabit.
- Pair of 50Weapons plates; Shed’s ‘Dark Planet’ with Modeselektor mix plus Anstam / Monolake split 12”.
- Dark Entries goodness from Shoc Corridor and Boytronic.
- Patrick Cowley ‘Kickin' In’ 12” on HNYTRX so you can pretend you’re at Studio 54 or something.
- Third volume of edits from Jimi Bazzouka ‘Edits Vol. 3’. Limited is the word on the street.
- Japanese synth pop/ electro on flau from CRYSTAL. CD with pictures of CDs on.
- Hugo Massien is the latest producer taking XL back to their dance music roots. People need to stop sampling Kenny Dixon Jr’s voice though. Please.
- That Christopher Bissonnette fellow has done an album on Kranky.
- Besombes Rizet LP reissue of ye olde Psychedelic album ‘Pole’ has been chopped down to a single LP with missing tracks on the download. The world has gone mad.
- Late arriving but worth a mention is a Various Artists LACR013 12” on Delroy Edwards L.A. Club Resource label with Chi-town don Gene Hunt on there.
- Nuno Cananvarro ‘Plux Qubal’ reissue of weird Portuguese abstract electronica on Drag City.
- Physical Therapy ‘Hit The Breaks’ comedy titled 12” of breakbeaty gear on Liberation Technologies. Still can’t beat ‘Full English Breakfest’ though.
- Repress of Paranoid London’s in demand ‘Paris Dub 1’ acid houser.
- Droney gear from Dag Rosenqvist who used to be Jasper TX once upon a time.
- Music From Memory repress action from Gigi Masin, Leon Lowman, Gaussian Curve and Joan Bibiloni.
- Bunch o’ gear back in from Shackleton on his Woe To The Septic Heart imprint.
- Load of Todd Terje represses on Olsen.
- Plus tons more gubbins from the likes of: Oskar Offerman, Edward Versions of Harmonia & Eno ‘76, Space Afrika, Terence Fixmer remixes, Kobosil on Ostgut Ton, STL, Deadbeat, YPY, Okzharp on Hyperdub, Marquis Hawkes, Aisha Devi, Seven Davis Jr. The end.
The start of a new festive feature showcasing the sounds that might well soundtrack your open fires…..
- We have more copies of slowcore’s response to Noddy Holder, the Low Christmas album.
- Smoke Fairies wish everyone a melancholy Christmas.
….and that is your lot. Cold snap on the way. Wrap up warm now.
Words by Clint with Ant and things stolen from Robin.
The Normanites this week were: Phil, Laurie (briefly), Kim, Ian and Nathon.
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