- Record of the Week! 10% off on this one til midnight tonight.
- Running it very close is Bracken ‘High Passes’. Wildly creative pop and electronica from Hood leader Chris Adams.
- Another new Ian William Craig LP to pre-order.
Generally it all revolves around sneezing, the affliction that felled one of our best and brightest on Wednesday. We also went viral-ish with our Aphex Twin tweet…and there we were thinking we’d end up on Pitchfork only after doing something really terrible.
A load of records in this week - my box overfloweth.
The New News (Contd.):
Rather than fight over ‘Father’s Day’ vinyl at Tesco, why not buy something new?
- Jon Mueller makes his scary music with his tongue.
- Geoff Barrow’s Beak unleash their ‘Couple in a Hole’ soundtrack and it is excellent.
- Globelamp is a really ramshackle folk lady.
- Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor has made an album of him playing the piano and singing. Hands up who asked for this?
- Now all safely over the age of consent, Big Deal make shouty grunge.
- Weird Dreams plays psych-pop using soft as velvet ‘no more tears’ synths,
- Throws is the new name for the thing the Tunng guys do when they get together.
- Loren Connors twiddles.
- Charlie Ulyatt makes evocative instrumental music influenced by the Lincolnshire flats.
- Basement-ready emo and plaintive grunge pop from Yung.
- International psychedelic explorers Flamingods unleash their third.
- Fried psychedelic racket from Cleveland (Ohio) lot Terminal Lovers.
- Crazily inventive indie rock from Bart.
- Freshly arrived psych rock riffs from Glitter Wizard on Cardinal Fuzz.
- The Dead C’s Bruce Russell fiddles with his amp.
- Can’t say enough about the Bracken record. Read Ant’s review here.
- New Sub Poppers The Gotobeds can’t decide what they like best, blood, sugar, secs, or traffic.
- Bad music corner: Peter Bjorn and John are just trying to be bad, surely?
- The ‘90s popped in and dropped off a new Garbage LP.
Just because they aren’t bullet pointed, it doesn’t mean they are less important. Shouty snarly indie from Evans For Death, Wesley Fuller makes power pop with curly hair, Icelandic trio Samaris are kind of like a smooth Bjork, Proto Idiot are madcap psych punk funsters and Girl Sweat are garage-rock dudes.
The Old News
Re-issued records. Not new. I repeat the music on the following records is not new.
- Rusalnaia is the lovely early collaboration between Sharron Krauss and Gillian Chadwick.
- Elysia Crampton’s previous Bandcamp only The Light That You Gave Me To See You gets a vinyl re-issue.
- The early work of Michel Banabila is a mixed bag with sounds like Woo or Brian Eno.
- The Tempest yelp like all good punk/funk ‘80s bands should.
- Roger Miller (not the whistling guy nor the Cameroon ‘86 World Cup hero but the Mission of Burma fellow) ‘88 era solo weirdness is back out on Feeding Tube.
- The Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’ gets re-issued for the 388865th time. The Box Set contains a bonus dog barking session.
- Loads of Quasi records re-issued by Domino.
- The Associates mad-as-a horse big moment ‘Sulk’ has been re-issued on vinyl.
- Oh ‘Steve McQueen by Prefab Sprout. Take me into your wonderful world. Back in on vinyl.
- Ever wonder what the year after C86 sounded like? Try C87.
- Semi-abstract suite of drones, folk, jazz, and whatever from Af Ursin on Blackest Ever Black.
- West African synth grooves on Space Echo: The Mystery Behind The Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde
Ant’s Electronic Roundup
Soundtracked by the sound of acid squelsh on the school run, he’s back with his biggest update ever.
- Dank, tension filled, slow creeping dark futurism from Raime on new album everyone’s creaming over.
- Good to hear Plaid back at it on Warp.
- Abul Mogard recreates the sounds of his former employment in a Serbian Factory.
- Second tape on NCA from JMS Khosah / Brassfoot (Apron). Couple left then tiz a goner.
- Double whammy of celestial dubby ambient from echospace [detroit] with a 2CD set from Variant and Echospace / Michael Mantra.
- ‘50 Locked Grooves’ polyrhythmic techno DJ weapon 2x12” from Truss.
- LP of experimental electronics from Portuguese duo Tropa Macaca LP on The Trilogy Tapes.
- Kane Ikin follows up his album for Type with a class 12” of dubby smudged organic sounding electronica. He’s bloody good that guy.
- Pair of represses of sought after gear: House of Doors ‘The Dolphin Hotel Affair Vol. 1’ on Mood Hut and Bluntman Deejay 12” on All Caps.
- DVA Damas do techno/ EBM/ synthwave on Downwards.
- Top notch four track acid house EP from Detroit acid wizard Jared Wilson on Glasgow’s Dixon Avenue Basement Jams.
- EDMX = DMX Krew arse ripper on Power Vacuum.
- Cosmic kraut disco synth dub LP from Sordid Soundsystem.
- Tidy house on John Talabot’s Hivern Discs from JMII, previously spotted on 100% Silk.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen vinyl reissues in da hausen.
- Cinematic ambient/ drone from Morgen Wurde on Time Released Sound - limited art edition/ standard digipak copies both available.
- Telepathic electronic improv from London duo Beattie Cobell courtesy of More Than Human.
- AFX ‘P-String’ on wax via Nina Kraviz compilation.
- Alex Menzies (no relation to John) automata themed LP.
- Old Apparatus fellow Asher Levitas has been hoovered up by Planet Mu.
- Microlith - like Monolith but smaller.
- Madteo christens his new label with a 'Voracious Culturilizer Disco Mix'.
- Limited repress of Objekt’s incognito ‘The Stitch-Up’ one-sider.
- Ambient bliss-outs on Shimmering Moods from Delilah Gutman, Drawing Virtual Gardens and Adzuki.
- Notwist folks make record as You + Your D. Metal Friend.
- Acousmatic modular synthesizer twiddlers from Richard Scott on Cusp.
- Plus the likes of Vapauteen on L.I.E.S, DJ Zozi on 1080p, Shit Robot on DFA, Weval on Kompakt, Marquis Hawkes debut album on Houndstooth, Project Pablo, Driftmachine repress on Umor-Rex, Seekers International 7”s, Coupla 12”s on Dekmantel from Central, 12" EP on Texas Recordings Underground inc. Cygnus, E.R.P etc. Palms Trax repress on Lobster Theremin Levon Vincent 12” sold out on pre-order, soz.
Loads of the little buggers…..here’s the best.
- Wall are New Yorkers who have studied at the teat of Sonic Youth and Glenn Branca.
- Tiny Ruins makes a lovely little Red House Painters sounding song and have David Lynch produce it.
- Sheffield spook psych surfers Sievehead unleash their 2nd 7”.
- Efialtis do punk like the punks used to in the 80’s.
- Just arrived this microsecond is the new Beautify Junkyards 7” on Ghost Box’s ‘Other Voices’ series.
That is it for us for now. Remember, the Euros might be on but you are going to need something to help soak up the despair. We find that beer and records can help.
The Normanites this week were Kim, Jamie, Nathon, Phil, Ian & cool little dude Laurie.
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