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In the week of Glastonbury, life-affirming football and a future-deciding mega vote our office has been equally thrill-a-minute. A man came wandering in to try to fix the intercom but he couldn’t do it, then a different man came in with lots of Castles in Space records and after that we ran out of both coffee and milk. That’s it.
Even more thrilling than that are this weeks new releases…
The New News:
These are the new discs. Hot off the presses.
- Fantastic post-punk from Less Win. Think PIL, Mission of Burma, Women, Warm Widow. Buy now, ask questions later.
- Wandering minstrels Deerhoof deliver another quirk-fest.
- They said it would never happen but there’s now actually an Alt J live album.
- Sax Alert: Kneebody and Daedelus serve up some jazz-tronics on Brainfeeder.
- JC Flowers are London types worshipping at the knobbly knee of Stereolab and Pavement.
- The Metatrons make happy indie pop as if everything was ok with the world.
- Two oddball Colder albums out of previously unreleased material.
- Rackety guitars and hooks galore from VHS.
- Sensitive indie poppers Math(s) and Physics Club present a compilations of odds/sods.
- Jeff Parker of Tortoise presents his jazz and soul review.
- Oh, DJ Shadow.
- Kreng release the Krengiest soundtrack of what was 2015.
- Earthless and Harsh Toke get themselves together enough to do a split LP. Guess which kind of music they make?
- Correlations are two blokes from Frome with a guitar, some kraut electronics and a vocoder.
- Just-got-out-of-bed pop chops from Scott and Charlene’s Wedding
- Jambinai fuse their Korean roots folk with colossal post-rock inclinations.
- Various members of Papa M, Crain and The For Carnation resurface in Parlour.
- Definitely pro EU group the Brian Jonestown Massacre say something in foreign.
- Psychedelic jams and big grooves from the Myrrors says Robyn.
Also new music from 1994’s the Frank and Walters, dark post-punk lot Drowners, good ol’ boys the Felice Brothers, Nick Cave’s very own Mick Harvey, Spanish language dream-popper Linda Guilala and Sufjan Stevens with extra autotune Conner Youngblood.
The Old News:
These are relics from the past trying to make their way in the modern day...just like our Ian.
- Tim Sherwood is once again ‘At the Controls’.
- Loads of Melvins re-issues on Third Man.
- Unheard solo sax recordings from Noah Howard have been augmented with electronics and bass and issued by Static Caravan/Dirter.
- Witch the sound of Zambia’s response to the prog-rock get their 4th re-issued.
- The world’s best three named looper Ian William Craig gets his debut pressed up on wax.
- Bedazzled soundtrack featuring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore out on Trunk.
Ant’s Electronic Roundup
Just getting in before the country turns bad is Ant and his terrifying electronic music round-up…
- LP of second wave industrial/ shortwave radio/ drum machine/ menacing dark ambient experiments 1985-1990 from Boche.
- James Ferraro ‘Rerex’ 3LP just arrived early so I’ll have to review that next week arghhh!
- Bass weight meditations from Digital Mystik Mala, back from his jollies in Peru.
- Robert Hood and daughter lyric have an album of ecstatic gospel/ disco/ funk/ techno infused house music as Floorplan.
- Concretism LP sounding more Boards of Canada than ever and Kl(auÌs) LP of synth prog both on Castles In Space.
- Lawrence English does Luc Ferrari.
- If you fail the Berghain entry simulator you can still dance to Answer Code Request.
- Good Jeff Mills album with bad cover art. Bad as in not good, not as in Michael Jackson ‘Bad’ meaning good.
- EP from Russian sound worker Ivan Pavlov as CoH - Includes a reimagining of Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’!
- Fantasy soundtrack tapes on Spun Out Of Control from Repeated Viewing and OGRE and Dallas Campbell.
- Brian Case having fun with loops on Hands In The Dark.
- Collaborative LP from Italian industrial/ noise stallion Maurizio Bianchi & Ryan Martin (York Factory Complaint / Copley Medal / Dais Records)
- Weirdo electronics from Eilbacher Moskos Moore - folks from AIDS Wolf, Horse Lords and Drainolith.
- Matthew Dear returns to techno alias Audion for an album on !K7.
- 7” from Raster Noton regular Senking in screen-printed holographic sleeve.
- Mannequin reissues of early German New Wave from Din A Testbild (Mark Eins and Gudrun Gut) produced by Klaus Schulze.
- +++ 12”s from Mike Dehnert, Prins Thomas, Tiga, Makeness, Claire M Singer CD on Touch, Aria Rostami & Daniel Blomquist CD on Glacial Movements, Cassy album etc.
Bubbling far out, far eastern house/ techno from Powder on Born Free, Gladio ‘Slave of Rome’ repress on Bunker aka Legowelt, represses of Mr. Fingers eternal house classics ‘Washing Machine’ and ‘Slam Dance’ EPs, Tzusing slammer on L.I.E.S, balearic ambient from Bartosz Kruczynski, synth haze electro on Antinote from Leonardo Martelli, squelchy techno reminiscent of early Aphex from Quirke on Whities ….and finally …... DMX Krew slips into Library music mode on Ekster.
A few tiddlers…
- His Clancyness (described on our site as a ‘twisted Bologna band) release their first material in three years.
- More Italianness from Hallelujah and Holiday Inn playing post punk and synth punk.
- There’s a Billy Childish 7” that’s kinda, sorta, should be EXCLUSIVE to us.
There are loads this week so they get their own section. Release enough things on your own format and you could get your own section too.
- Cold, tortured mechanical clunking from DJ R Tango.
- Strictly for losing your shit bedroom style is Megatraveller on CPU.
- Electroacoustic-inspired noises that border with vapourwave says a self loathing Laurie on Herbarium.
- Hear the Underground Youth try to get their shit together on their ‘Early Recordings’ tape.
- Two soundtracks on tape from Spun out of Control.
That’s it for us. If you are at Glastonbury beware of mud and bad bands. And, British readers - you have voted, right?
Words by Clint with Ant and bits stolen from Robin.
The Normanites this week were Kim, Nathon, Phil, Ian & his little worky ticket Laurie.
Customer Compliment of the Week:
“I am never going to be able to own a home if you keep lifting money out of my pocket…”
Best records this week
According to our review team at least...
Math and Physics Club
8/10 from Clinton