Thursday April 7th 2016
- Record of the Week. 10% off til the clock wallops midnight tonight.
- PRE-ORDER: Another the Heads re-issue. A forthcoming Swans record.
- Just arrived this second! New Dalek.
On the week that we heard that there’s due to be a new Jimmy Somerville album, we go hurtling into our 21st year with a marvellous potpourri of new sounds for your ears to thank you for. Read below for all the rounding up you will ever need.
The General Round-up Of Good New Sound
A round-up of (generally) round things.
- We have SIGNED copies of Alun Woodward (the Delgados) soundtrack to ‘Music From Battle Mountain’.
- Hands up who wants an enjoyable pop record for summer? Teleman may have provided it for you.
- Funny indie slackers Parquet Courts keep it relaxed on ‘Human Performance’.
- The Go Betweens mini me’s The Goon Sax show how being a teenager in Australia might be ok.
- In bad record news Night Moves make what could be the worst one ever.
- M83 do a thing no-one else has ever done - they worship the 80s.
- Boulevards do that early Wham! thing.
- Frightened Rabbit continue their Snow Patrol style mutate on ‘Painting of a Panic Attack’.
- FUZZ CLUB CORNER: Loads of stuff on Fuzz Club by the likes of Tales of Murder and Dust, One Unique Signal, The Underground Youth and a White Hills/RMFTM split
- Ben Watt makes slowly maturing acoustic pop for swiftly maturing people.
- Weezer are still making hi-gloss singalongs.
- York’s finest psychster Wolf Solent went all the way to Japan to record a new EP.
- Big collective Teen Suicide make oddball lo-fi as good as its title is long.
- Grinding, noisy, shouty rock music from Wales your thing? Try Future of the Left.
- John Duncan (who he?) does a remarkable album of covers he’s dedicated to Mika Vainio who actually is not dead.
- Re-issue legend Jonny Trunk creates his own music to go alongside Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
The Round Up Of Old Sound Renewed:
Old things. Re-hashed. Re-cashed. Tons of the buggers.
- Two new CD re-issues of hard to find albums from heavy and abrasive shoegazers Nadja
- Country Teasers third album ‘Destroy All Human Life’ gets a first time vinyl re-issuing.
- Pastoral English people July Skies get their tranquil ‘Weather Clock’ re-waxed by Rivertones.
- The amazing post-This Heat album from Charles Bullen as Lifetones has been given the Light in the Attic treatment.
- Stelvio Cipriani’s jazzy dramatic soundtrack for the 1977 thriller Tentacles has been re-wired.
- Drones galore in the legendary ‘72 era collaboration between Tony Conrad and Faust.
- Placebo’s third album ‘Meds’ is back out. Contains the hits….er….and ….um.
- It’s a hard name to you remember but if you like propulsive ‘70s psych prog you might dig these Trad, Gras och Stenar re-issues including big CD box set.
- Library music type gear from Rino de Filippi, The Fine Machine and Piero Umiliani.
- Ulver’s black metal period has been re-waxed. Listen again to records about wolves and darkness.
- John Carpenter’s ‘Dark Star’ is back out, remastered with a bonus 7”.
Ant’s Electronic Roundup:
Here comes the bleeps guy….
- Kryptic Mind Simon Shreeve drops some heavy, sludgy stompers with gloomy, apocalyptic/ futuristic sound design and dark ambient soundscapes on Downwards.
- Demdike Stare exhume decaying ‘Strange Beauty’ tapes from the attic of Orior - reminiscent of everything from Coil to Vangelis.
- Italian techno legend Lory D unleashes some squirmers plus proper heavy house trax from Adesese Versions both on Numbers.
- HEX dish out splattered shrapnel beats on Liberation Technologies.
- Arovane is still at it, with a plate of dank, drizzly dub techno out on Echospace.
- Tom Knapp’s record of incredible spaced out futurist sound design ‘Mophoc Rez’ has finally landed. 222 copies on Ge-Stell.
- Tim Hecker joins the legendary ranks of 4AD alongside Pixies, Cocteau Twins and erm… Joker.
- Ultra minimal electronics from COH.
- Fancy EP from E L O N aka Elon Katz (Streetwalker / White Car) 100% sexual!
- Fabulous Bixio, Frizzi, Tempera ‘Magnetic Systems’ LP on Finders Keepers for the Giallo disco/ soundtrack fiends.
- Nurse With Wound eternal classic ‘Soliloquy For Lilith’ 4LP box set reissued!
- Low Jack hijacks footwork.
- Gargantuan Cluster 1971-1981 box set anthology.
- Commodo and Sully comin’ at ya bassbins via Black Acre.
- In Aeternam Vale / Bronze Teeth monster rough ass techno sound clash.
- Droney, glitchy ambient Vektormusik disc on Time Released Sound -100 copies in digipak + cop that art edition... Phwoar!
- DABJ Allstars Vol. 2 12” inc. Denis Sulta, Fear-E and CT Trax.
- Annie Hall electro business as usual on Central Processing Unit.
- Ghost Box fans probably oughta check the Boreal Network LP on More than Human.
- Turkish Trap on Planet Mu from Sami Baha.
- Kangding Ray / Rrose each take a side of a 12” on Lucy’s Stroboscopic Artefacts. Plus Rrose x Tujurikkuja 12” on Eaux.
- Blackhill Transmitter LP aka Future Sound of London aka erm... FSOL.
- Get yer noise fix with a speaker shredding cassette from Norwegian sound botherer Lasse Marhaug or deluxe Atrax Morgue ‘Ripper Box’.
- +++ Beats In Space label compilation 2CD on RVNG Intl. MGUN 2LP, Frak EP on Dark Entries, Imaginary Forces 12” on Fang Bomb, Paranoid London 12”, Oliver Ho 12” on Blueprint, Ansome album on Perc Trax, Neil Landstrumm 12” on Don’t… pHew!
Like 12”s but with a lot less length…
- Tindersticks-like indie folk Last Harbour release neat new 7”
- Choppy ‘70s power-pop style rock music from Sheer Mag. Sounds good!
- Indie pop veterans Milky Wimpshake celebrate being the first bus pass cuties with new 7”.
- Electro-indie-bedroom-pop recorded on an Iphone by Culte on the always great, always lavish Box Bedroom Rebels.
Words by Clint and Ant. Some words lifted from text originally scribed by Robin.
The Normanites this week were Kim, Phil, Jamie, Nathon, Ian & baby Laurie.
Customer Compliment of the Week:
"This package was one of the hardest to open I've ever received. I'd say it took me ten to fifteen minutes to get my record out."
Best records this week
According to our review team at least...
9/10 from Robin
9/10 from Robin