Weekly Update Milk Teeth, Pole, Yves De Mey, Imaginary Forces, METZ, and more...

  • Here is our Album of the Week with 10% off until that clock wafts midnight. What could it be? Click to find out.
  • You can now Pre-order the new Tim Hecker his first for 4AD.
  • Loads of one off Warehouse Finds being added to the site. Plenty of out of print rarities.
  • JUST ARRIVED: Vic Mars ‘The Land and the Garden’ Re-press LP on Clay Pipe.

Recently at least one of us has gone partially deaf, not through the roaring volume of the office stereo I’m told but through infection yet even without the use of ears we’ve managed to get together to recommend the bits of music we liked this week. So in true minimalist Steve Reich style let’s cut the chaff and have a look at what’s new…...

New Things

Too many records…

  • Multi- tones and whirring kosmische on bronzed wax from Expo 70
  • Robin’s enjoyment of avant rock lunatics Bat Bike is destroyed by the news they are on Fat White Family’s label. He just has to get over it.
  • Tim Chaplin is a noise pop troubadour like if Tobin Sprout and Robert Pollard were the same guy.
  • Deerhoof once played live in Japan. Someone recorded it…..the rest is history.
  • Find out why all star weird rap trio Nevermen are like a Northern Rail train.
  • Glammy Londoners Telegram deliver (ha!) their debut.
  • Those words you’ve all been waiting for. The new Agoraphobic Nosebleed album is in stock!
  • Milk Teeth are Stroud’s finest ‘90’s grunge revivalists!
  • Your Friend makes a lovely album of submerged Wild Beasts pop but couldn’t they have come up with a more interesting name?
  • Upset that there’s no Ty Segall album this week? Try Night Beats.
  • Finally, literally, an actual Number 1 best-selling album in stock. Get ready for the Weeknd.
  • For full disclosure, I like Jamie Woon.
  • Ferocious Spanish mathrockers Za! roll around joyously in a pit of drums, keyboards and other assortments.
  • For what the lord giveth the lord taketh away - we’ve had a listen to the new Bloc Party album.
  • Loads of people come to our door but never the moon. Current 93 show us what happens when it does.
  • No Parents make gnarly garage punk-pop with ‘hilarious’ jokes about penises.
  • Money - what are they good for? For those who crave a folkier Elbow.
  • Throw Down Bones have done some kind of Joy Division, Mogwai, Neu hybrid for soundtracking industrial estates.
  • Miranda Lee Richards makes glistening west coast (of the US not UK) country-ish pop.
  • I once served a Delgado or two in a record shop. Emma Pollock is still releasing quality albums while I still work in a record store. Who won?
  • That night in ‘92 when Gallon Drunk rocked London’s Town and Country club has now been pressed onto vinyl. The whole night.
  • Making our Ian as excited as when he gets to touch Phil is this 5 CD trawl through the history of shoegaze. Full of classics and lost classics and some, well, shite too.


Elderly records get youth cream.

  • Swans ‘Love of Life’ and ‘White Light From the Mouth of Infinity’ are now in as separate vinyl entities.
  • Scottish popsters Tuff Love have all their EP’s compiled on one handy LP.
  • Dome headed synth prodder Moby has his ‘Hotel Ambient’ one time bonus disc re-waxed as a proper separate album.
  • Brit blues guitarist turned experimentalist Mike Cooper has his ‘New Kiribati’ LP re-waxed.
  • There’s another re-issue from Australian post-punk, synth-pop, tape-experimental bods Severed Heads.
  • The Walker Brothers preposterous late ‘70’s opus ‘Nite Flights’ has been re-cut onto 180g wax.

Ant’s Electronic Roundup:

How can he still be dancin’?


Don’t me forget about them…

Even smaller than a 7”, The Assistant give us minimal synth on a minimal size 5” on Polytechnic Youth.

The Manhattan Love Suicides have a nice flit through various indie rock stylings on Odd Box.

Toronto alt rockers Metz release a double A side, Slow morose doom metal this time with the added ingredient of flute from Taarkus if only every week saw a new Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell 7”.

It’s all over. Next time you hear from us it will be February. Woo!

Words by Clint with Ant and things stolen from the stricken Robin.

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

It’s a wonderful life.

Best records this week

According to our review team at least...


Still In A Dream - A Story Of Shoegaze 1988-1995

10/10 from Ian on »

Pearson Sound

Starburst EP

9/10 from Laurie

This is not new by any means, at least for the fast-paced world of dance music, but we’ve got a few more of these in, a neat little Pearson Sound EP from late 2013. At on »

Madeleine Cocolas


9/10 from Laurie

This record is the result of an ambitious voyage to produce a track a week for a whole year. Just try to imagine the pressure at week 50. You want to celebrate the winter on »



9/10 from Laurie

C G stands for Cray and Glypnir, the tracks that cover sides 1 and 2 respectively. From that, it would appear that Robert Henke is a simple man. A is for Apple, B is for on »

Siavash Amini

What Wind Whispered To The Trees

9/10 from Laurie

Siavash Amini is an ambient experimentalist hailing from Iran who released his debut album on cassette on Umor Rex a couple of years back. That’s a pretty good start on »

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

Cognition / Observation

9/10 from Ant

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is a man many of you will be familiar with from his excellent  long player on Type, or older material as Lichens. As well as being a member of Om, on »

Ninos Du Brasil

Para Araras

9/10 from Ant

I didn’t really get properly into the Ninos Du Brasil album on Hospital Productions, despite the fact it’s been one of my favourite labels for some years. Having on »


Decimus 7

9/10 from Ant

Imagine you’re telepathically receiving a sonic transmission from the future played by The Magic Band and Sun Ra’s Arkestra reincarnated as droids. They’re on »

Eddie Halliday


9/10 from Laurie

The outer sleeve declares Wooze as a series of ‘rich and organic soundscapes for fans of lo-fi indie and ambient drone’. Where’s Robin when you need him?? on »

Yves De Mey

Drawn With Shadow Pens

9/10 from Ant

Antwerp’s Yves De Mey (Line, Sandwell District, Opal Tapes, Modal Analysis, Semantica) pops up on John Elliott's Spectrum Spools label for a nine track double LP of on »



9/10 from Jim

Avant garde protean Oren Ambarchi slices through the dull swathe of experimental mediocrity to take us straight to the source of some of the most challenging music ever on »


Intalek / Revan

8/10 from Laurie

Heavy percussions and bassweight here from recent Tempa release-monkey J:Kenzo, a Kentish man that enjoys a good wobbing throb with his dubsteppy drums. Hmm, that’s a on »

Francis Plagne

Funeral Mutes

8/10 from Robin

I’m semi-delirious right now, and though I’m wont to complain about it all, it’s a state of mind and well-being that pretty well suits ‘Funeral Mutes& on »

The Declining Winter

Endless Scenery

8/10 from Robin

Winter is still reclining, but eventually it’ll get on Richard Adams’ level and we’ll have some West Yorkshire sunshine to guide us through our cobbled on »



8/10 from Robin

Futuresequence, who are actually in charge of the clouds and commission most of the sky’s movements, are rocking January 2016 with two very special records. This one, on »

How To Cure Our Soul


8/10 from Laurie

HTCOS is a duo of Italian FX junkies who enter the night for this little tape thing called Luna on Low Point. That’s the label that brought us such luxury music as on »


PT Edits Vol. 1

8/10 from Ant

This mysterious white label style 12” has got to be the handy work of Perc and Truss. Although that is purely speculation on my behalf. ‘T99’ is an edit/ on »

Tim Chaplin

Boy To Make Me Worry

8/10 from Robin

Before we begin, a disclaimer: my ears are totally fucked right now. I’m currently living a post-cold life in which everything is automatically underwater, so forgive on »

Expo '70

Kinetic Tones

8/10 from Robin

The thing about Justin Wright’s take in ambience is that it’s rushing. Ok, I know it’s slow, it’s drone, but like the cameras in a particularly hectic on »


Getting Back

8/10 from Robin

Fuck, okay, this record begins with a song called “Leicester Holiday” and I am not prepared to make a well-timed, on-topic but off-brand football joke. I feel on »

Throw Down Bones

Throw Down Bones

8/10 from Clinton

Phil: There’s something out on Fuzz Club. Me: What? Silence Me: What? Phil: Oh I dunno, (mumble mumble). So went my intro into the world of Throw Down Bones a on »

Tuff Love


8/10 from Clinton

Tuff Love are two ladies from Scotland who make simple but melodic indie pop which references the sweet poppy 80’s indie pop of the Primitives as much as it does the on »


Moth Hole

8/10 from Ant

Following releases from Samuel Kerridge, Sigha and Makaton on James Ruskin’s Blueprint imprint; London producer Rommek joins the ranks and serves up a bangin’ on »


The Gamble

8/10 from Laurie

This record follows the bizarre story of the band’s early stages. Imagine a sunny mid-90s German fairground with Nils Frahm, Sebastian Singwald and Frederic Gmeiner on »

Mike Cooper

New Kiribati

8/10 from Laurie

So I go onto the Discogs page to find out who Mike Cooper is (because I’m only 10 years old) and find the words ‘British folk blues vocalist and guitarist’. on »

Miranda Lee Richards

Echoes of the Dreamtime

8/10 from Clinton

"You like this kind of stuff?" speaks Phil with a snark in his voice whilst some lilting country rock plays in the background. Yes it’s true indeed. I like that kind of on »

Emma Pollock

In Search of Harperfield

8/10 from Clinton

Late of the much missed the Delgados -  who’d have thought that Emma Pollock would still be releasing quality albums in 2016? Not me for sure but there again I on »


Mahler Remix

8/10 from Clinton

Oh what is he up to now? He’s sampled bits if Gustav Mahler’s symphonies and created a performance out of them. It’s very nice indeed. Churning billowing on »

Stabat Stable

Ultrissima On The Junk's Moon

8/10 from Laurie

Incoming revived synth musique alert. The folks at Cache Cache have been digging deep into the French hillsides to unearth such lost treasures as you’ve never heard, on »

Joshua Bonnetta


8/10 from Laurie

Joshua Bonnetta is a US/Canadian film and recording artist who likes to capture places in various forms, this time turning his attention to representing a small Californian on »


Eraser / Pure Auto

8/10 from Robin

A 7” tone burst of Metz succinctly doing all that which they do unto you: pushed back gang chants, pushing out one word at a time; guitars swinging in and out of on »


From Farthest Known Objects

8/10 from Ant

Surgeon tunes into transmissions from distant galaxies on his latest album on his Dynamic Tension imprint. Sounds unmistakably Surgeon - yet his current modular setup on »

Mark Wynn

The Singles

8/10 from Nathon

To get the obvious comparison out of the way: Mark Wynn's songs are witty, irreverent, heavily concerned by the mundane details of everyday life, politically aware, on »

Featured albums

Tim Hecker
Olof Melander
Wolfey & Project Pablo
Imaginary Forces
The Assistant
Ninos Du Brasil
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Joshua Bonnetta
Baumann / Koek
Tim Chaplin
Tuff Love
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Yves De Mey
Expo '70
Linear Movement
Dynamo Dreesen, SVN & A Made Up Sound
The Manhattan Love Suicides
Gallon Drunk
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
Miranda Lee Richards
Your Friend
Milk Teeth
Emma Pollock
Mike Cooper
Current 93
Severed Heads
No Parents
Throw Down Bones
David Cordero
Shapes / Melfi
The Weeknd
Jamie Woon
Vic Mars
Night Beats
The Prodigy
Assembled Minds
Bloc Party
Rafael Anton Irisarri
:zoviet*france: & Fossil Aerosol Mining Project
The Walker Brothers
Susumu Yokota