Promos and stuff
- Here is our Album of the Week with 10% off until that clock strikes midnight. What could it be? Click to find out.
- Get a handy 10% off some of the finest stuff you ignored from the arse-end of 2015
- We’ve put together a list of 60 of the best Pre-orders for 2016. Some things to look forward to then….
Meanwhile new things are here already! Let’s take a look at what is in this week….
New Things and Re-issues all in one big pudding… all friends now, all differences forgot.
- ‘Dame’ David Bowie recovers from all the one star reviews of his new ‘Blackstar’ album….Public Warning: contains lashings of sax.
- Colder make their third album of bleakly melancholic, devastatingly sad electronic music.
- Hinds are the ramshackle group once known as Deers. 6Music execs really like ‘em.
- John Williams’s entire epic orchestration for the Star Wars series is collected in this special nerd-friendly 11LP or 10 x CD and 1 x DVD collection.
- Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack to the latest Quentin Tarantino blockbuster is in.
- In this week’s most heartwarming news, the Feelies leader and unofficial grandad to Real Estate Glenn Mercer releases a lovely instrumental solo album.
- ‘60s poppers the Chemistry Set play pounding melodic psych pop; their records usually sell out.
- The Machismo’s kindly dole out an extra copy of their most recent album of noisy lop-sided indie so you can ‘Share One with a Friend’.
- Pastoral ballads evoking empty, twilit spaces where magical beasts snooze from post-metallers Eole.
- Belfast’s Sea Pinks make post-Real Estate jangle which seems to have gone down rather badly with our Ian. Upsetting.
- Trust Sievehead to deliver the psychedelic bits and bobs you cherish.
- Tomita’s rare soundtrack to Catastrophe 1999 gets a timely re-issue as the world floods.
Ant’s aloof Electronic Roundup:
So… much… ambient… music… must… type words... not... fall….. asleep. . .
- Batch of gear from Dutch ambient imprint Shimmering Moods: 50 copies in existence of Limited Liability Sounds CD, Fontaine CD, and Arkadelphia USB stick you can plug into an ambient jacket potato (cream cheese reference/pun).
- Limited ‘Ambient Works Vol. 1’ picture disc LP + CD from Michael Padilla (well ambient).
- Self-released Ocean Floor LP of (ambient) harmonium and synthesizer explorations. Space is the place.
- CD edition of offthesky & Pleq collab on Infraction (ultra-ambient).
- SWANS guitar botherer Norman Westberg dishes out some cinematic and minimal drones (sorta ambient!)
- Michel Banabila ‘Tapu 2016’ sampler 2CD featuring collabs with Machinefabriek etc. (includes ambient moments).
- Grime Watch: Edition of 500 copies clear wax Jme ‘> Integrity’ instrumentals (so not ambient).
- Dubkasm 12” with remix from DMZ bossman Mala. Nice up the area etc.
- Andrew Weatherall and Nina Walsh slip into hauntology mode (apparently) as The Woodleigh Research Facility (semi-ambient).
- One hundred sixty four minutes of neo-classical compositions for your ambient lunch break by Ironomi.
- Neon soul from Dean Blunt with production from Arca on that there Babyfather 10” on Hyperdub.
- WANDA GROUP tape on Sun Ark, which you’ve probably missed by the time you click on the link. Our sincerest, heartfelt apologies slowcoaches. Four other cassette tapes on Sun Ark, the label run by Sun Araw
- L-Vis 1990 presents Dance System 12” (music for dancing/opposing ambient with).
As small as Phil’s head, as serious as your life.
- Meilyr Jones makes the latest bouncy Super Furry-ish pop from the Welsh valleys.
- Jehnny Beth of Savages and Julian Casablancas of the Strokes team up on collaborative 7”.
Finally: we are starring in our very own wireless show. Norman Records Show is the innovative name for our brand new radio show broadcasting every first Saturday of the month between 4pm and 6pm. Drive time on KMAH. Laurie and Robin will present the inaugural show this Saturday 9th January. Catch these saviours of radio here.
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...
8/10 from Robin