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Weekly Update Jameszoo, The Amazing, Mogador, NYZ, ASUNA, and more...

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Hot…..and busy. This week’s buzz words. Thanks to all those who ‘took part’ in our sale. Hope you got some nice bargainous treats. Remember, our permanent sale is always there if you need a fix of cheap stuff. Anyway let’s take a look at all the new and not so new things that have arrived this week.

New Records

Brand new recordings. Fresh as a daisy….unlike our office.

  • Let’s celebrate twenty years of Air with a super deluxe best of.
  • Yeesh isn’t the name of Kanye’s next LP, it’s a Chicago based indie band with stomping riffs and wailing vocals.
  • The Doozer are an oddly named psych folk collective from Cambridge referencing Barrett and the Byrds.
  • Ben Seretan goes all over the shop from emo-tinged folk to post rock on debut for the marvellously named Love Boat Records & Buttons.
  • Lamb lady Lou Rhodes makes ‘60s influenced folk pop that’s waaaay better than our air conditioning.
  • Asuna from way out in Japan makes magnificent stretched out acoustic guitar compositions. A delight.
  • Faun Fables contain Bonnie Prince Billy friendly folkstress Dawn McCarthy.
  • The Amazing are what you would have got had Mark Kozelek become pals with the War on Drugs. i.e emotional slow-core with beer commercial solos.
  • Real folk duo Josienne Clark and Ben Walker get ready for their much anticipated debut with a 10” teaser.
  • Talvihorros dude Ben Chatwin unleashes his second LP of solo recordings.
  • Amp worshippers The Cult of Dom Keller make low-end sludgy psych rock for filthy basements.
  • Double DVD package from The Chills and their leader Martin Phillips. The documentary looks especially fascinating.
  • “I am livin’ on Channel D!” Enough already. Interesting collection of songs that seem to do the impossible and match Smog with Bowie.
  • Twin happy bands Endless Melancholy and Desolate Horizons soundtrack the sea and shove it in a hardbook sleeve.
  • Ooph! I see Admirals Hard.



The Old News:

Records were gigantic….when we were kids.

  • No, no they couldn’t have planned it. Re-issue of Suicide’s second LP which title doubles as a band members list.

And that’s it - that’s actually it.



Ant’s Electronic Roundup

Just back from checking out the Fuerteventura underground techno scene…..

  • Final ever (they said that last time) Pan Sonic album soundtracks a documentary about building a nuclear power plant.
  • Cassette from modern synth pioneer NYZ on Computer Club aka Dave Noyze veering from serious boffin music to pure hilarious fun!
  • Our Ian thought the Silver Waves 12” on Portals Editions/ Howling Owl was like “awake brain surgery”. Hehehe
  • Floating Points has cobbled together a full band to lend him a hand.
  • Space Dimension Controller’s first album made in his bedroom when he was 18 sees the light of day via Ninja Tune. Warning: contains samples of spacemen.
  • Ambient triplet from Dutch imprint Shimmering Moods from Unidentified, Cynthia, Aleks all limited, numbered in fancy packaging, blah, blah, blah.
  • Celer man Will Long lands on Seattle's’ Further Records as Mogador so you can throw those sleeping pills in the bin.
  • Umpteenth album of delightful electronica from one of our Clint’s favourite electronical groups Sinner DC.
  • Daniel Thomas Freeman explores the fathomless mysteries of the divine in the painstakingly constructed, cinematic ‘The Infinite and the Unknowable’. Includes beautiful 48-page book of photos and poetry.
  • Sabla 12” on Gang of Ducks (with Ital Remix) / Ital 12” on Gang of Ducks (without Sabla Remix).
  • Reissue of mind snapping electroacoustic innovations from Lord Iannis Xenakis.
  • Dark Entries reissue/ new shit motherlode from Space Art, Series-A, Philippe Chany, Cute Heels, Phantom Forth.
  • ISAN, A New Line (Related), R.Elizabeth and Paco Sala did a gig and also made their own soundtrack. Self sufficient.
  • Possibly the second best Cliff after ummm...Richard? Cliff Martinez provides dark neon synth-work for flick Neon Demon.
  • Go prog/jazz/fusion tastic with Jameszoo on Brainfeeder. Fans of Fly Lo/Kam Wash take note.
  • Slew of 12” dancefloor fillers/ emptiers from 214 on CPU, Pessimist on A14, Kassem Mosse on Honest Jon’s, Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force, Lamont on 81, Audion on !K7, Planetary Assault Systems on Mote Evolver, Eclair Fifi presents Mickey Oliver on LuckyMe, Beppe Loda on Oscillator, Todd Terje on Olsen.



7”... News:

Stick in your thumb and pull out a plum…..

  • Loadsa Studio 1 7”s courtesy of Soul Jazz.
  • The last time I reviewed a the Parrots record I pulled out that paracetemol gag. Not this time, nope not this time.
  • Hard Left are middled aged people who are really really angry.
  • Sterling Roswell inserts the word ‘rock!’ into ‘Atom Brain Monster’. Presumably because it rocks.
  • Night Flowers new single ‘Glow In the Dark’ comes on ‘Glow in the Dark’ vinyl. Now that is marketing.
  • Black Crack are really sleazy apparently.
  • I’ve written the word ‘casi’. If anyone knows what I’m referring to then answers on a postcard please.

We’re just off to hose ourselves down and stick our faces in the fan in that order...

Words by Clint with Ant and bits stolen from Robin.

The Normanites this week were Nathon, Phil, Jamie, Ian and his mini-rascal Laurie.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Unidentified

001

9/10 from Jamie

Literally unidentified, this record seems like quite a discovery. From a forgotten about tape, apparently found in the basement of a North Devon charity shop... why is it all ...read on »

Cynthia

Between Two Worlds

9/10 from Jamie

Cynthia are, and I quote, “a pair of well-known artists”. Wait, what? That’s IT? This is the only information Cynthia, the little teases, have seen fit to re...read on »

Sinner DC

MEG/CDG

9/10 from Clinton

Sinner DC have long been one of my favourite electronical groups  - me and them go way back, way way back to the golden days of ‘Dog vs Babysitter’. The Swis...read on »

Daniel Thomas Freeman

The Infinite and the Unknowable

9/10 from Ant

You all remember Daniel Thomas Freeman’s brilliant ‘The Beauty Of Doubting Yourself’ CD on Home Normal right? Well that was released some five years ago - so...read on »

Mark Pritchard

Under The Sun

8/10 from Clinton

The sort of record that I'm fuming we weren't able to review when it came out. Main reason  - no soundclips, delicious non opening vinyl. We have no excuses for leaving i...read on »

The Doozer

Flying Bird

8/10 from Jamie

‘The Doozer’ is, of course, a man from Cambridge with a guitar, a voice and a set of pop tunes of the psychedelic variety. Said tunes are, naturally, ‘dispar...read on »

Ben Seretan

Bowl Of Plums

8/10 from Robin

It’s another dramatic injury time defeat for our staff as we compare a record to the completely incorrect acts and get our hopes up for the completely wrong thing. Havin...read on »

The Amazing

Ambulance

8/10 from Robin

This album is just distracting. I’m sorry. That’s what it is. It sounds uncanny in too many instances, barreling between the exact act it’s accidentally mimi...read on »

Lou Rhodes

theyesandeye

8/10 from Robin

This record is a lot better than air conditioning. Floating into the CD player like a relieving breeze on this hottest and harshest of summer days, ‘theyesandeyes’...read on »

Aleks

Frame of Reference

8/10 from Jamie

Maybe it’s because I’m typing this on the most stifling and sweltering of conditions in the city; our answer to the question, “Air conditioning?” met l...read on »

Desolate Horizons / Endless Melancholy

Deep As The Dark Blue Sea

8/10 from Jamie

The sea. That unending expanse of water which your eyes follow to the horizon. Standing on a South Kent clifftop on a misty morning at dawn, or gazing out across a lemon yello...read on »

Floating Points

Kuiper

8/10 from Jamie

Two gorgeous, expansive, synth and full band electronic jams from Sam Shepherd. He wrote the tracks on this record at the start of the ‘Elaenia’ LP sessions, only ...read on »

ISAN + Paco Sala + R Elizabeth + A New Line (Related)

Rough Imaginary

8/10 from Clinton

Well in the end I just went an opened the thing. So excited I was by hearing three unreleased A New Line (Related) tracks that I stuck my finger in the shrink wrap and clawed ...read on »

ASUNA

Tide Ripples

8/10 from Clinton

Lord knows I need a soothe and Japanese guitarist Asuna Arashi is in pole position to be the person to do it. This is a lovely two track album of remarkably beautiful guitar ...read on »

Jameszoo

Fool

8/10 from Clinton

This is the latest attempt by Brainfeeder to cover the entire world in jazz tronica mayhem. Certainly fans of Fly-Lo and Kam Wash need to take note of this offering ...read on »

Mogador

Overflow Pool

8/10 from Clinton

I wish I knew how to drift. How to….how you say? ….relax. If I did then this new album from Will Long the man who makes music as Celer could be the perfect sound...read on »

Silver Waves

EP3

8/10 from Laurie

I have not heard Bristolians Silver Waves until now, but the best way I can find to describe them is like if Silver Apples had been born 20 years ago into a world of digital s...read on »

Featured albums

Goat
Pessimist
Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force
Night Flowers
Iannis Xenakis
Lamont
Daniel Thomas Freeman
Kassem Mosse
Black Crack
Desolate Horizons / Endless Melancholy
The Parrots
214
Ben Chatwin
Admirals Hard
NYZ
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
Channel D
Yeesh
Audion
Todd Terje
Cliff Martinez
Lou Rhodes
Space Dimension Controller
The Amazing
Eclair Fifi Presents Mickey Oliver
Faun Fables
Philippe Chany
Cynthia
Series-A
Phantom Forth
Unidentified
Aleks
Space Art
Silver Waves
Sinner DC
Sterling Roswell
Pan Sonic
ISAN + Paco Sala + R Elizabeth + A New Line (Related)
ASUNA
The Chills / Martin Phillipps
Hard Left
The Cult Of Dom Keller
Planetary Assault Systems
Ben Seretan
Suicide
Air
Jameszoo
Beppe Loda
The Doozer
Floating Points
Mogador
Sabla