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Weekly Update

First up:

Is it meant to be this hot in September? Whatever the meteorological chaos going on, it’s made for a very challenging week as we waft down the office with industrial sized fans and fail spectacularly to dispel wasps from the premises. Also: lots of records….and now accessories. Yes we now sell things to protect/wipe your records with.

But back to the records………... Shall we?

Blossoms…….

All new records. Wet between the ears.

Our Daily Deal

One record at an absurd price (low). Today only.

Sleaford Mods……...

Old grizzled veterans. Been around the block. Banned by the Labour Party.

  • Sonic Youth have some of their later things re-issued on LP format.
  • Absurd proto DIY pop from the Shaggs on Lights in the Attic.
  • Re-live the time the Verve were a bit shoegaze by re-investing in their early records.
  • Australian pop people the Cannanes get their ‘A Love Affair With Nature’ put onto long player.
  • Expert but no longer alive guitar guy Jack Rose gets heaps of his stuff re-done.
  • Punk fans. Why not buy an a massive big box of the Sex Pistols live things from ‘76.
  • Ex-punker Walter Schreifels once made lilting acoustic twang. Now revitalised.

Ant’s Electronic Roundup:

There ain’t no twitter where he comes from…..

  • Yves De Mey gets tangled up in modular synth patching cables for some warped dancefloor pounders.
  • Wild, glitchy, dynamic, hyper electronics from D/P/I on Shelter Press.
  • LP of somber, droning electronics from These Hidden Hands.
  • Deep shit from the ever reliable Sigha on Token.
  • Patten are back on Warp with an album of deconstructed club cuts.
  • Lobster Theremin Bossman Tom Hang dusts off some techno tracks from his hard drive and pops up on Where To Now?
  • UK veteran Cristian Vogel is still at it.
  • Ace oldskool 1990 style breakbeat techno cuts from Luca Lozano on Jerome Hill’s Super Rhythm Trax.
  • Get your electro fix from Texas producer Blixaboy on CPU.
  • Reduced electro-bass from Paleman on Loefah’s 81 imprint.
  • Dubstep lad Headhunter is back. Party like it’s 2007.
  • Taraval tech-house job on Four Tet’s Text label.
  • Mysterious Musique concrète gear from Tlön aka Stuart Chalmers and L. McConaghy.
  • Modern electronic soul/ funk type stuff from Lahun on Apollo.

Stuff what is back in: Delia Derbyshire and Elsa Stansfield now on green wax, CHI - The Original Recordings, Bwana does Akira, Equiknoxx dancehall action on DDS.

7” Records

Phil’s head sized discs.

That’s it from us. We’re off to have an online spat. Wanna join?

Words by Clint and Ant with some strains of Robin going on.

The Normanites this week were Phil, Laurie, Nathon, Jamie and office raconteur Ian.

Customer Compliment of the Week:

“Still deeply impressed by the lack of gristle”

Feefo reviews.


Today’s update is dedicated to the memory of Michael Archibald.


Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Coil

The Ape of Naples

10/10 from Ant

I adore this album and can’t even begin to quantify how much time I’ve spent with it since its original release in 2005. It’s one of my favourite albums of a...read on »

The Cannanes

A Love Affair With Nature

9/10 from Clinton

Bit of a classic this one. I first became aware of the Cannanes when back in the early '90s my brother struck up a postal friendship with their (presumably) multiple armed dru...read on »

Ryo Murakami

Esto

9/10 from Robin

My favourite thing to do after a sleep-deprived night is listen to an album that’s going to make it hard for me to sleep the night after. Ryo Murakami’s nightmare ...read on »

Jóhann Jóhannsson

Orphée

9/10 from Jamie

Based around the enduring legend of music and love that is the Orpheus myth, you would expect Johannsson’s first studio album in six years to be appropriately tender and...read on »

Helen Money

Become Zero

9/10 from Laurie

First time on Thrill Jockey for American dark cellist Helen Money, who is more metal than most metal bands have ever been. Next to her, fellow cellists Apocalyptica sound like...read on »

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani

FRKWYS Vol. 13: Sunergy

9/10 from Ant

Not many people know about this, but I’m about to blow the lid off this whole operation… Somewhere in New York City, in the basement of RVNG Intl. headquarters th...read on »

AudioBoyz

BLNK008

8/10 from Jamie

AudioBoyz -- Fatonic, Motion, MudPunk & Njeh -- hail from the Durban suburbs and serve up an e.p. of four fresh house cuts with a South African accent, on the eighth relea...read on »

John Heckle

Tributes To A Sun God

8/10 from Jamie

It’s a muscular release this, from the ever-reliable John Heckle. Opening up, and pushed along by a deliciously distorted, funky and persistent kick drum, ‘Alexand...read on »

Panoptique Electrical

Disappearing Music For Face

8/10 from Jamie

It’s pretty exciting to see and hear a new album from Jason Sweeney’s Panoptique Electrical, following his sold-out debut from last year, Great Panoptique Winter w...read on »

Nedelle Torrisi

Advice From Paradise

8/10 from Robin

Here it is, them, the year’s namedroppiest press sheet, reminiscing about Nedelle Torrisi’s time in backing bands for sad behemoth Sufjan Stevens and avant arsehol...read on »

Kandodo / McBain

Lost Chants / Last Chance

8/10 from Robin

Some very sonic men, who would fill up a pie chart as three quarters the Heads and one quarter Monster Magnet, have gotten together and made a very long album of furiously wah...read on »

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Pretty Years

8/10 from Robin

I’ve been fond of Cymbals Eat Guitars and their high-magnitude, over-feeling indie rock ever since I listened to ‘LOSE’ for a solid month of feeling shit, es...read on »

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete

Balance

8/10 from Robin

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete make light psych rock for pure hearts. Their music might get fuzzy, but only insofar as your heart might after a nice compliment. The distortion is ...read on »

Christopher Tignor

Along a Vanishing Plane

8/10 from Jamie

On Along A Vanishing Plane, Christopher Tignor focuses foremost on instrumental music as a means to introspection, personal analysis and reflection. Wordless elegies seem to b...read on »

Tlön

Chapter II

8/10 from Jamie

One for the lovers of mysterious musique concrete and hand-assembled, screen-printed packaging, this. Chapter II is the second album from abstract electronica duo Stuart Chalm...read on »

Marihiko Hara & Polar M

Dance

8/10 from Jamie

Music made by people who are fascinated and enchanted by dance. What, you want more details? Oh OK. The duo of Marihiko Hara and Polar M have crafted their second album of sil...read on »

Wrekmeister Harmonies

Light Falls

8/10 from Robin

J. R. Robinson. Mister Harmonies. It’s been a while. Take off your shoes; reveal your hobbit feet. Long have you been travelling. The primary consultant for all things d...read on »

Bushman's Revenge

Jazz, Fritt Etter Hukommelsen

8/10 from Robin

We must jazz. That is largely the jist of what the collective membership of Bushman’s Revenge came out of their band meeting with before ‘Jazz, Fritt Etter Hukomme...read on »

Pip Blom

Hours / Truth

8/10 from Clinton

Never underestimate the power of the customer. We do listen to you, you know? Well...sometimes. Anyway this single was recommended to us by one of you people and we duly took ...read on »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Sun Ship

8/10 from Clinton

Here's a taster of the new LP made by our friend, tweet mate and owner of the world's most charismatic sideburns Anton Newcombe. A couple of minutes into 'The Sun Ship' i thou...read on »

Moxus

Mush Space

8/10 from Ant

This tape from Tokyo-based artist Moxus on Conditional actually came out some weeks ago and technically should have been reviewed before now - but clearly wasn’t because...read on »

Grumbling Fur

FurFour

8/10 from Clinton

It doesn’t matter how much I whinge that they are not, I think I’ll be happier as a person if I just come out and admit that Grumbling Fur are one of England&rsquo...read on »

The Shaggs

Philosophy of The World

8/10 from Clinton

The Shaggs were a group of sisters from New Hampshire who in 1969 gave the world exactly what it didn't want to hear at the time which was an album of proto DIY pop which some...read on »

Coil

The New Backwards

8/10 from Ant

Originally a CD release on Coil’s Threshold House imprint with the vinyl edition being part of a box set with ‘The Ape of Naples’. It’s worth noting th...read on »

Featured albums

D/P/I
Paul H Williams
Paleman
Yves De Mey
Dale Cornish & Phil Julian
Blixaboy
Pip Blom
Blown Out
Taraval
Fanny Kaplan
Panoptique Electrical
(ghost)
Touche Amore
Luca Lozano
Jóhann Jóhannsson
Lahun
Tom Hang
Cristian Vogel
Wrekmeister Harmonies
Communions
Entrance
Helen Money
The Cannanes
Kandodo / McBain
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Bushman's Revenge
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Psychic TV
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete
Bushman's Revenge
Still Corners
Sigha
These Hidden Hands
Tlön
The Sex Pistols
Headhunter
Equiknoxx
Delia Derbyshire and Elsa Stansfield
Tim Presley
Band Aparte
patten
The Handsome Family
The Shaggs
Matt Berry
Grumbling Fur
Blue States
Cowtown
Keaton Henson
Bwana
Deap Vally
Preoccupations
CHI
Nedelle Torrisi