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Oh these slow days of summertime when the living is easy. Phil is jumping and Laurie is high. Nobody’s rich and no-one’s good looking. So we’re just going to sit here and cry.
Thanks for reading this far then. Hope you are all keeping well. Welcome to another one of our updates which will hopefully tempt you to buy something from our vast collection of records. Help save Phil’s sanity by getting yourself a vinyl shaped treat for the weekend.
Fresh as that summer breeze that drifts off the ring road...
- Punks Cheena play funtime punk music on Sacred Bones.
- Mallet wielding Ex Easter Island Head show us that they have twenty two strings to their bow.
- Psych tinged stoner rock from Monarch.
- Late ‘80s house flashbacks on New Order’s latest remix 12”. Listen to the original for full comedy value.
- Two grizzled Sonic Youth types turn up on Kino Kimino’s ‘90s alt rock.
- Plantman make slow moving acoustic compositions.
- The Districts are really young but they make Mellencamp meets the Strokes type American driver rock.
- DM Stith have carefully coagulated electronics and voice. Perhaps one for Bon Iver fans.
- Johnny Foreigner (or Jo-Fo as Robin likes to call them) make skeletal emo with whinging.
- Folklore Tapes continue their run of weird and beautiful releases based on near indecipherable rhetoric, this latest 10” combining Ian Humberstone and David Chatton Barker.
Fluff Records Special
You remember Fluff Records right? They launched the ‘careers’ of the likes Hood, Boyracer and um Liechtenstein Girl. Anyway they are back with some severely limited new vinyl releases in editions exclusive to us…..
- Soda Eves are kind of the quieter Sparklehorse meets Dirty Three and speak in a hoarse whisper.
- Emily Edrosa is the singer from Flying Nun pop people Street Chant and has appeared herewith some tattered and splintered solo ramblings.
- The magnificently monikered Hideous Towns are from Australia but make post punk that could soundtrack a drizzling stumble down Bury New Road.
The Old News:
Records were gigantic….when we were kids.
- Modest Mouse’s confusing ‘Night on the Moon’ gets a re-issue.
- Allegedly able to fund a career after winning compensation off a council after falling down a manhole it’s the Bevis Frond!
- The world’s second best Dustin after Dustin Gee ...it’s the piano man Dustin O’ Halloran.
- Suicide’s remarkable self titled debut is back out on a big round thing.
- Delia Derbyshire and Elsa Stansfield - Circle Of Light – Original Electronic Soundtrack. Limited LP on Trunk. Nuff said.
Ant’s Electronic Roundup
The sound of heavy underground techno is drowning out the pleasant buzz of suburban strimmers on his cul de sac.
- Mind boggling, disorientating, complex network of bleeping, twisted electronic spaghetti and processed vocals from Matt Carlson - like R2-D2 meets Robert Ashley.
- Zapping sci-fi electronix and ricocheting beats from Lanark Artefax on Lee Gamble’s UIQ imprint.
- Badass, rump shakin’ 21st Century Dancehall mutations on Demdike Stare’s label from Jamaica’s Equiknoxx crew.
- Pair of plates on The Trilogy Tapes from Rezzett and Bored Young Adults (aka Blawan) Plus CO/R (aka Joy Orbison and Herron) on Hinge Finger.
- Shackleton with Ernesto Tomasini sounding like Coil meets Congotronics.
- Scribe Angus Finlayson returns to Whities as Minor Science with some trippy, bleepy electro/ techno.
- 12” of mystical house/ acid/ ambient techno from Jamal Moss AKA Hieroglyphic Being on Rush Hour’s No ‘Label’.
- Represses of Clone reissued early Drexciyan productions; L.A.M. and Glass Domain. Both essential.
- Brothers Truss and Tessela join forces as Overmono on XL Recordings.
- Much needed repress of Ross 154 ‘Until My heart Stops’ > sought after 2004 production from Dutch techno veteran Jochem Peteri aka Newworldaquarium.
- Super tasty Ma Spaventi album of deep house/ lush dreamy techno on M>O>S Recordings.
- Florian Kupfer bangs his hardware on Technicolour.
- Coupla ‘Live At Berlin Atonal’ LP’s from Peder Mannerfelt and Max Loderbauer + Jacek Sienkiewicz.
- DJ Marfox compilation 2LP of beats from the Portuguese Underground circa 2005-2008.
- Vintage ambient gear from K. Leimer remastered + expanded.
- Sold out at source Airhead plate with Mumdance on the remix.
- LP of droning electro-acoustic sound from Italian lady Teresa Rampazzi - finally in stock!
- 200 copies hand-stamped white label job from Best Available Technology.
- Lush third album from NYC’s John Roberts. He’s bloody good this fellow.
- 12”s from Tobias on Ostgut Ton, Ploy on Timedance, Orphan Swords on Clan Destine, Endgame on Hyperdub, Yaws on Purely Physical, Sky H1 on Pan x Codes.
+++ imminent arrivals include J Albert 12” on 1080p, Peter Michael Hamel - Colours of Time (Re-Interpreted by Wolfgang Voigt & Deepchord) LP, Paranoid London 12”, Frak 2x12”, Moon B LP, Cottam 2 repress.
We used to have a name for Tape Corner - something like Back to Spool or Tape That but as it’s such a rare event we’ve forgotten what it is. For some unfathomable reason though, there are loads out this week so we better fast forward through them…..
- Atmospheric film soundtrack stuff from Repeated Viewing on Spun Out of Control.
- Psych-sters Lay Llamas and Tetuan join forces here to see who can outswirl who,
- Kink Gong have made electronic sounds from their fishing boat.
- Siavash Amini drones as Matt Finney talks - plus more Umor Rex spools from Brett Naucke, Alexandre Bazin and Maar.
- 2, 3, and 4 minute electro / techno jams are the way forward says Jamie on Gultskra Artikler. Also Pierrot Lunaire and Various Artists - USSR compilation. All on Opal Tapes.
Loads more too. Check out all our tapes here.
They are little teapots short and stout….
- Psychedelic Indie-rock band Night Beats unleash a small one on Heavenly.
- Indie-pop fun from Wales via Seazoo.
- Summer-ready anthemic indie rock Shallows
Words by Clint with Ant and bits stolen from Robin.
The Normanites this week were minimal: Phil, Kim, Jamie and Ian, feat. a Moby rework on the flip.
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