- Massive dirty great Swans LP box set. This week’s most evil smelling box set.
- Four Tet ‘Pink’ …..first time on vinyl.
- Here’s our Christmas Gift Guide and Albums of the Year and Staff Top 10s.
- And here’s what we’ve got in from the Albums of the Year that the fine folk over at The Quietus have chosen.
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.
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.
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:
- Fine minimal synth/ post-punk/ new-wave gear on Harbinger Sound from Circuit Breaker.
- Liccle 7” piccy wiccy disc from NHK yx aka Kouhei Matsunaga on Computer Club.
- Colin Potter ‘Rank Sonata’. See what he did there.
- Music From Memory dig up obscure funk from Napoleon Cherry.
- Tadd Mullinix is back as Charles Manier.
- Triplet of 12”s on 1080p from Via App, Earth Boys, Project Pablo.
- Limited Shanti Celeste & Funkineven 12” on Apron.
- Manta LP on Where To Now? with cyberdelic sleeve that’ll have you thinking someone spiked your milk and cookies.
- 300 copies job from dice roller Peder Mannerfelt in hand printed sleeve.
- NYC house chap Anthony Naples back on his Proibito label. Not many to go around.
- Hey DJ Paypal where’s MC Bitcoin?
- Brain pummelling d’Eon album on Kuedo’s Knives label.
- Four Tet has gone and put ‘Pink’ out on wax through his Text label. Weep if you joined that there vinyl club just to score it.
- Slashing Cousin tape - SKAM in full effect.
- Compilation tape of South American ‘Industria Tropical’.
- Techno, techno, techno; Denis Sulta, Marcel Dettmann / Zenker Brothers, October, Tobias Schmidt, Manni Dee, Unknot, Basic Soul Unit + more
For reasons we can’t even begin to explain, there are loads this week
- Two new split things on Emotional Response by the Aislers Set/Linton and Stewart and
- Enemy Anemone/Cougar Vox.
- Talvihorros and Loscil make rare 7”s for the ambient crowd with discs on on Jaz records (not jazz don’t worry).
- Slightly creepy veteran pop master R Stevie Moore gets the Tim Burgess thrust towards stardom.
- Leeds people Cowtown and Menace Beach share a split Christmas 7”.
- Someone has scratted a few bits from him that used to sing in Nirvana and released on 7”.
- Loads of Soul Jazz 7”s including one by Horace Andy-y-y-y-y.
- More from Spring King, Unknown, Sarah Cracknell of St Etienne. The Computers.
They go round and round and then snap.
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.
Best records this week
According to our review team at least...
9/10 from Robin