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

  • Monolithic churning metal duo Sunn O))) have their latest sludge issued.
  • Bespectacled chanteuse Nadia Reid makes slow and meticulous acoustic.
  • Goldmund release another LP of ad-friendly piano dramatics.
  • West Yorkshire improv drone collective Vibracathedral Orchestra release their second LP of the year.
  • Band name of the week? Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard.
  • Luckless rock the ‘90’s alternative.
  • Some serious Jethro Tull influence on Norwegians Me and My Kites latest twisty prog-pop. Warning: contains flute.
  • Bjork’s Vulnicura Strings wafts in on vinyl. Try not to cry.
  • Atmospheric and dark techno inspired ambience thanks to Multicast Dynamics.
  • There’s a CD/DVD set of Jóhann Jóhannsson with Hildur Guðnadóttir & Robert Aiki Aubrey Low soundtracking Johannsson’s film about austere landscapes of Antarctica.
  • Here come pleasant post-rockers Stafraenn Hakon. No gnarls guaranteed.
  • Fold are a quartet from Leeds who mix hip-hop, funk, jazz and possibly Angel Delight.
  • New Enya. Seriously.

Cat corner

Run the Jewels have re-made their recent ‘Run the Jewels 2’ replacing the beats with cat noises and have housed it in fluffy cat-like sleeve.


Reissues

New editions of old records that bring the past back to life.

  • Chief guitar manglers Sonic Youth have three of their classic albums ‘Goo’, ‘Dirty’ and ‘Washing Machine’ re-issued on big super vinyl...
  • Metronomy’s ‘Nights Out’ is now 10 years old. Those who had nights out to it in 2005 can now have nights in with it.
  • Strange Geordie man Richard Dawson has three of his bizarre albums re-issued by Wierd World.
  • Keening, lilting Aussies the Triffids have ‘Born Sandy Devotional re-issued in Domino super set.
  • Oddly named skronkers Laddio Bolocko were on of the ‘90’s best kept secrets. They now have some live and unreleased stuff out as ‘Live and Unreleased’.
  • Okkervil River re-issue their ‘Black Sheep Boy’ opus and expand it to 3 LPs just for Robin.
  • Classic Hecker re-issue. Tim’s ‘Norberg/Apondalifa’ get’s the 15th anniversary re-issue treatment.

Ant’s Electronic Roundup:

7”s

For reasons we can’t even begin to explain, there are loads this week


Tapes

They go round and round and then snap.

New tapes from Nirvana, Sleater Kinney and the Postal Service for your ‘90s tape deck. Gnod related Locean have released one for your post hipster car stereo.



That’s it from us and we leave you with the news that this is currently our best selling item. Enjoy the early December grey ‘n’ mild. See you next week.

Words by Clint with Ant and things stolen from Robin.

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

According to our review team at least...

SWANS

White Light from the Mouth of Infinity / Love of Life

9/10 from Robin

Swans. Yes. I’d love to just type out For the love of life! For The love of life! For the love of life! ad nauseum until this review fully resembles the repetitive, lock...read on »

Four Tet (Fourtet)

Pink

9/10 from Laurie

Wait, we’ve seen this before haven’t we? Yep, this is that Four Tet LP that was previously 8 exceedingly rare Text vinyls, earning it the branding of a compilation...read on »

Okkervil River

Black Sheep Boy (10th Anniversary Edition)

9/10 from Robin

Before ‘Black Sheep Boy’, Will Sheff was basic as fuck. I loved him for it, but he wasn’t ready: caught between his twin passions of writing about ex-girlfri...read on »

Ty Segall

Ty Rex

8/10 from Clinton

I know Ty Segall is a garage guy etc but I still was surprised to see how much time he's devoted into covering T-Rex songs. The original glam stompers were always an interesti...read on »

Sunn O)))

Kannon

8/10 from Robin

Drone wall guardians Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson may be the most consistent, recognisable band ever by now, but their sound has gone through a lot: they’ve ...read on »

Nadia Reid

Listen to Formation, Look for the Signs

8/10 from Robin

This warm, worrisome record does the best thing a singer-songwriter album can: it parts the curtains, wades through the trees, and finds a nice open space to exist in. Nadia R...read on »

Linton and Stewart / The Aislers Set

Split

8/10 from Clinton

The Aislers Set are a much loved indie pop band from ….oh somewhere that is probably hotter than here and this is the first new music from them in lord knows how long. ...read on »

Project Pablo

I Want To Believe

8/10 from Clinton

This is an interestingly lush take on house which on opening track ‘Follow It Up’ sounds like someone has spliced a Chic track and picked out the odd synth stab an...read on »

Menace Beach / Cowtown

Holidays Are Heavy / Wonderful Christmas Time

8/10 from Clinton

I’ve been looking forward to this all week and that’s not something that I can say about every Christmas single. This is a festive split between Leeds alt-rock beh...read on »

R Stevie Moore

I Go Into Your Mind

8/10 from Clinton

Slightly disturbing writer of great songs, R Stevie Moore appears like a 70’s disc jockey on the cover of this one off 7” on Tim Burgess’s O Genesis label. ...read on »

Multicast Dynamics

Scandinavia

8/10 from Clinton

Time is of the essence today with records to pack and bananas to eat (in that order) so I’ll keep this brief despite this being an album that needs a lot of exploration/...read on »

DJ Paypal

Sold Out

8/10 from Laurie

You can now officially name your DJ persona after anything. This guy’s choice of using the financial service that helps drive the Norman engine as his name is a silly on...read on »

Earth Boys

Welcome 2 Earth

8/10 from Laurie

These boys are here to represent the music of Earth, much like our pal Morty recently got schwifty to save the world from imminent destruction. House probably could save the w...read on »

Denis Sulta

It's Only Real

8/10 from Ant

Joyous melodic techno banger from Glasgow’s Denis Sulta who’s previously had a pair of 12”s out on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams. ‘It’s Only Real&rs...read on »

d'Eon

Foxconn / Trios

8/10 from Ant

Imagine you have a Sega Megadrive controller in your left hand, a SNES controller in your right. You’re playing the Megadrive through your right eye and the Nintendo thr...read on »

NHK yx

1630

8/10 from Ant

How many variations on Kouhei Matsunaga’s NHK name are there now? I’m easily confused and can’t keep up. Here he has a 7” picture disc adorned with his...read on »

Tim Hecker

Norberg / Apondalifa

8/10 from Jim

To celebrate its 15th birthday, Lawrence English’s Room40 label is releasing a series of reissues of out-of-print recordings, the first being this Tim Hecker LP that bri...read on »

Featured albums

Locean
Fold
Various
Marcel Dettmann / Zenker Brothers
Enya
Stafraenn Hakon
NHK yx
d'Eon
Me and My Kites
Loscil
Four Tet (Fourtet)
Jóhann Jóhannsson with Hildur Guðnadóttir & Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Talvihorros
Denis Sulta
Anthony Naples
Earth Boys
October
Luckless
Basic Soul Unit
Peder Mannerfelt
Sarah Cracknell
Shanti Celeste & Funkineven
Kurt Cobain
UNKNOT
Manni Dee
Unknown
Run The Jewels
Menace Beach / Cowtown
Vibracathedral Orchestra
Okkervil River
DJ Paypal
Spring King
Laddio Bolocko
Slashing Cousin
Tobias Schmidt
Enemy Anemone / Cougar Vox
Via App
R Stevie Moore
Napoleon Cherry
Charles Manier
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard
Manta
SWANS
Goldmund
Nadia Reid
Sunn O)))
Björk
Circuit Breaker
Multicast Dynamics
Colin Potter
Tim Hecker
Project Pablo
Sleater-Kinney
Various
Metronomy
Nirvana
The Triffids
The Postal Service