- Coil. Lots and lots of writhing, slithering Coil.
- Kandodo/McBain. Very sonic men from the Heads and Monster Magnet.
- Your Record of the Week. 10% off til midnight tonight.
- NEWS! We now sell Record Accessories. Check the pictures!
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?
All new records. Wet between the ears.
- As tender as the ear of a baby lamb. Let us present Johann Johannsson’s gorgeous new one.
- Mexican psych rock sensations Lorelle Meets the Obsolete are to be enjoyed by fans of Ulrika Spacek.
- Marvellous experimental popsters Grumbling Fur come up trumps again.
- Leeds premier party funsters Cowtown could even cheer up miserable Phil.
- Entrance make things very big indeed.
- Preoccupations. Sorry everyone.
- Jazz. Must we? We must say Bushman’s Revenge…... and another!
- Helen Money makes metal, kinda, but with cello. I think. Laurie?
- Shamefully undervalued composer Panoptique Electrical makes gorgeous electronic neo-classical.
- Foggy dronsters (Ghost) confuse our alphabet.
- Really bad spellers Deap Vally make good time fuzz on Cooking Vinyl. That will be their last then.
- Weird couple the Handsome Family make sepia-tinted alt country for a sad autumn.
- Touche Amore go from punk to the National in one swoop.
- Cinematic soundscape lad Blue States is back with prettiness.
- The latest Psychic TV record contains a credit for the guy who designed Genesis’s trousers. True.
- Doom, drone and gravel from Godspeed-helped Wrekmeister Harmonies.
- Band Aparte make goth for fans of Preoccupations.
- Blown Out make a gloriously monotonous drag.
- Nedelle Torrisi gives us this week’s name-droppiest (a word?) press sheet.
- Robin strikes a blow on behalf of bad bands everywhere by loving the new Cymbals Eat Guitars.
- Keaton Henson is really sad about something. Find out what by listening to his new LP.
- Fanny Kaplan make free post-punk that sorta sounds like a totally good shambles.
- Still Corners betray Phil with some swish synth pop.
- 10” taster for the new the Brian Jonestown Massacre LP. Very Barrett/Beatles.
- Speaking of Barrett…..hello Tim Presley.
- TV ‘funny’ man Matt Berry unleashes another album of folk-ish pop.
Our Daily Deal
One record at an absurd price (low). Today only.
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.
Phil’s head sized discs.
- Early PJ Harvey/Breeders spindle pop from Pip Blom
- Weird spoken word + electronics from Dale Cornish and Phil Julian
- Electrono-space-noise-chug from 1981 by Paul H Williams.
- Communions are Danish people on an Oasis/Blossoms tip.
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”
Today’s update is dedicated to the memory of Michael Archibald.
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