Thursday March 10th 2016
- Record of the Week. 10% off til the clock wafts midnight.
- Pre-order these Death and Vanilla reissues.
- Here’s our latest radio show on KMAH. It was once on the airwaves; now it is in the stream.
So this is Thursday. And what have you done? Personally, we’ve had a sale, fixed a leak and tolerated one another’s sneezes. Nathon ruined everything. What I can tell you is we’re all still here.
Which is just as well, because… it’s that time of year, y’all. Like Christmas if it was a disaster movie, it’s time for Record Store Day. It rolls around again and you -- yes, you -- have the opportunity to tell us which of the RSD goodies you're likely to be interested in buying from us. Remember this absolutely does not mean that you have secured the item. It’s just to kinda help us out with stock levels.
And since you’ve been so kind to us, we will now run you down a list of this week’s corporeal musics, such that they are:
The General Round-up Of Basically Decent Sound In Recorded Form:
- Massive Attack live up to their name by charging you £18 for four songs.
- The album art for Tashi Dorji and Marisa Anderson’s split is real tranquil; it’s like if Borimir had never died. Listen to them trade plucks.
- Just in: several things on Cardinal Fuzz.
- In the great tradition of pop-punk, Washer sheepishly care about things.
- Amounts of saxophone used on Chris Forsyth’s excellent new rawk record: some.
- The Oscillation have got as much attitude as Poochie the rockin’ dog.
- Dakota Suite & Emanuele Errante lull Norman Records post-grad Jamie into a state of sad bliss.
- Yeti Lane make crunchy cloud music, also known as psych rock.
- Stately piano man Richard J. Birkin rests on his very good laurels.
- Laurie listens to the new Thomas Koner record and coins new genre “mini drone”.
- Industrial synth punx the KVB are kinder to our ears than we remember.
- Baba Naga sound like Deep Purple, Hawkwind and the worst parts of your brain.
- No Floyd homage -- just post-techno, then -- from Astronomy Domine.
- They surf and rock, probably not simultaneously: it’s Holy Wave.
- Rhododendron make this week’s Actually Good psych album.
- Here’s a live cut from the Band Whose Name Is A Symbol, interspersed with a man who breathes and says things into a microphone.
- Please let us compare every album ever to Boards of Canada, including this one from MMOTHS.
- Rabit and Chino Amobi released the best thing this week but it sold out. I just wanted to let you know. Listen on Soundcloud, because I’m a philanthropist.
- Tangible Excitement! one-up splitmates Ginnel with an exclamation mark.
- You aren’t in church but Vanessa Amara would like you to have this organ.
- Elliott Power leads seminar in Looking Forlorn On Your Album Cover.
When he’s not looking at cakes, he’s making music. Here’s an old Steve Reich record; it’s probably very repetitive. This record here documents a summer holiday teacher-pop crew the School once enjoyed. Additionally, hfdfngojsdiofhgsdhfoi (at this point in my attempts at writing about the new Punk 45 Comp, Nathon started fucking with my keyboard - Ed).
We have fun. Bleak, impossible fun.
Ant’s Electronic Roundup:
He likes the bleeps, and also has favourable opinions about the bloops:
- Cindytalk and Ancient Methods join forces as In The Mouth Of The Wolf for three cuts of powerful, sweaty, EBM fuelled, grinding industrial leaning techno.
- Timeless dub techno from Chain Reaction period Fluxion reissued on wax by Barcelona's Subwax.
- Fhloston Paradigm is not a dental themed videogame but an alias of King Britt who’s second ‘Cosmosis’ 12” has landed on Hyperdub.
- Thomas Köner returns to Denovali to tinkle the ivories - this time he’s got his Triangle out.
- Brilliantly freaky MC Sensational spits over some Kruton beats on Power Vacuum complete with remix from Bintus who also has a 12” on Bedouin complete with eye popping Zeke Clough artwork..
- Red Axes drop some percussive, tropical, sun-drenched club music on Permanent Vacation.
- Tasty Khotin ‘Baikail Acid’ repress on 1080p.
- Pair of limited self-released CDr’s of field recordings from the farthest reaches from Francisco Lopez.
- Number 7 in Pat Murano’s Decimus project dedicated to the zodiac of Decimus Magnus re-defines the word ‘weird’.
- Proggy videogame VHS soundtrack inspired tape from Astrokade on Kitchen Dweller.
- PRR! PRR! label chief DJ David Coquelin mixtape on Low Jack’s Editions Gravats.
- Bunch of represses on Young Male and DJ Richard’s NYC/ Berlin label White Material.
- Inhalants LP and repress of that Terekke 12” everyone is after on L.I.E.S. plus a Voiski banger on Russian Torrent Versions.
- 100 copies sold out at source ‘Goofin’ Drones’ tape on Alter from Marshstepper/ Destruction Unit sound-worker JS Aurelius.
- Techno action: Deep’a & Biri 12” on Derrick May’s legendary Transmat label. Party plate from Tessela on Poly Kicks.
- House Music: Spanking new tracks from Mr. Fingers aka Larry Heard! Avalon Emerson 12” on Whities, Jordan GCZ, Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittmann and Mike Huckaby DJ secret weapon from City People / 20 Below repressed. Detroit wonderkid Kyle Hall’s ‘From Joy’ 3LP on Wild Oats is finally here.
They just aren’t good, but some of the music on them is; in that spirit, please listen to this one by Kraftwerk alumni Karl Bartos. Emotional Response have set up the tag team of Shark Toys / UV-TV and they’ve also given goth nihilists Primitive Calculators something to do while there’s another the Brian Jonestown Massacre thing.
Okay bye. Thank us for the music.
Words by Robin and Ant under the guidance of editor/canal boat enthusiast Clint.
The Normanites this week were Kim, Phil, Jamie T, Nathon, Ian & His Work Son, Laurie.
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