Weekly Update Sneaks, Carl Stone, Cory Hanson, Fluxion, Perfume Advert, worriedaboutsatan, A New Line (Related), Bracken (DJ), and more...

Intro babble:

Another dreadful week to add to this year’s misery….. someone left a spoon on Phil’s desk, Phil got stuck in traffic and Phil had a really bad cold. So in such desperate, desolate times let’s lose ourselves in the wonderful world of music. Here is a resume of all we have…..

New records:

Get them quick before Trump bans them.

  • Heartwarming to see Papa M back twiddling the old guitar. Maybe he shouldn’t sing though….
  • Sneaks kinda sound like Shopping meets Sleaford Mods.
  • Pub- friendly folk lads the Wave Pictures unleash yet another LP.
  • What would you prefer to have a body or a head? While you decide maybe listen to the new one from Kim Gordon’s Body/Head.
  • No Turner, no Overdrive. Just Daniel Bachman.
  • Virginia Wing get their synth on.
  • Lovely orch-pop from Cory Hanson aka the wizard of Wand.
  • Toro Y Moi made a live album with a difference. Playing to no-one in the middle of a desert.
  • Here is Stars of t’Lid feller Adam Byanbaum Wiltzie doing a haunting soundtrack.
  • Feedback, fiddlings and glitches from Radian.
  • Greek slow movers Mohammad grind out a 3 x 12”.
  • Message to Bears make great music for crying into pillows.
  • Sad13 is Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz making fantastic pop. See what she did there?
  • Wandering folk prog from top beard band Wolf People.
  • Martha Wainwright ropes in partially famous friends to write songs.
  • Domino’s latest hopes Little Cub try to live up to the cheek of calling their record ‘Loveless’.
  • Luke Temple sings delicate songs from his Brooklyn lair.
  • The leader of gothy shoegaze types Chasms is called Jess Labrador. True.
  • The Silence are from Japan and they make psych.
  • Aidan Baker and Tomas Jarmyr whip up a rhythmic attack.
  • Medieval fiddle and recorder lass Laura Cannell. I know her brother Fuh. (NOTE: attempted joke)


From back when life was better.

  • Get bleak with a bunch of Dead Can Dance re-issues.
  • ‘SF Sorrow’ by 60’s popsters the Pretty Things is back.
  • “A right old cocking racket” How Phil reviewed 65 Days of Static back in ‘08.
  • Another chance to get the Silver Apples legendary debut. Feck Trump let’s kraut.
  • Also dance the night away with Talking Heads escapees Tom Tom Club.
  • Loads of Tony Allen re-issues. Tony. Tony? Tony!
  • Three years on Steve Mason’s ‘Boys Outside’ gets another chance.
  • The Trainspotting soundtrack being released on this of all weeks is a reminder that we really had very little to worry about back then.

Ant’s Electronic Roundup:

Listening to Hodge whilst trimming the hedge.

  • Lawrence English and Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu) bring David Lynch’s ‘Factory Photographs’ to life with superb industrial soundscapes as HEXA.
  • Classic Autechre vinyl reissue bonanza: Incunabula, Amber and Tri Repetae. Nuff said.
  • The Caretaker’s newie is back in.
  • Yally aka Raime go all dark garage/ 2-step on your ass.
  • J.G. Biberkopf LP + posh art book on Kuedo’s Knives imprint.
  • Triple LP archive collection of early electronic twiddling from Carl Stone on Unseen Worlds.
  • Single-sided/etched slab of dark looping tech-noise from Blanck Mass.
  • Imaginary Forces man dons his Basic Rhythm cap for some mucky ‘Slewage’ bassbin botherers.
  • Chill electronicambient from Loscil and one from former Emerald Steve Hauschildt, both on Kranky.
  • Greek dub techno maestro Fluxion elaborates on his classic Chain Reaction ‘Vibrant Forms’ releases which now becomes a trilogy.
  • Pure class Dutch electro-techno reissue from Electronome on Murder Capital.
  • Dense ambient techno maneuvers from Kane Ikin.
  • Grubby Nick Klein banger on L.I.E.S.
  • Romare housing it up on second album of for Ninja Tune.
  • Daniel Avery has gone and done a big ‘DJ Kicks’.
  • Hypercolour 10 Years compilation featuring FaltyDL, Neil Landstrumm, DMX Krew, Luke Vibert, Matthew Herbert etc.
  • Minimal ambient gear from Federico Durand on Spekk.
  • The return of trance: Lorenzo Senni brings his ‘Rave Voyerism’ to Warp.
  • 90’s indebted electronica from Ruxpin on n5MD.
  • 12”s worth a mention: Oddball house from Reckonwrong on Whities, Professor Genius aka Jorge Velez, Earth Trax aka Bartosz Kruczynski and Dark0 on XL Recordings.

GIG! If you are local to Yorkshire and like electronic music then get yourselves down to Shipley Kirkgate Centre on Saturday for this marvellous looking event.


Fast forward them, rewind them or do anything you want with them.

A whole pile of the buggers in on Constellation Tatsu by the likes of Rhucle, Stuart Chalmers and Hakobune. Some drone/nice music to enjoy being bored with.


They get into the smallest of holes….

That’s it. Check out our Twitter page tomorrow for updates on Phil’s ear syringe.
We’re off to weep uncontrollably for a long, long, long, long time.

Words by Clint and a smidge of Robin. Bleeps by Ant.
The Normanites this week were Kim, Phil, “Mittens”, Jamie, Nathon and chief chatee Ian.

Customer Compliment of the Week:

“amazing level of professionalism” ….no it really said that!

Browse our Feefo reviews in future desperate moments.

Best records this week

According to our review team at least...


Pèkisyon Funebri

9/10 from Robin

Chamber doom duo Mohammad are done with their monolithic trilogy of records on disparate geographies, having kissed off the project with ‘Segondè Seleco’, on »


Factory Photographs

9/10 from Ant

Lawrence English and Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu) have done a remarkable job of creating a “sonic response” to David Lynch’s series of factory photographs. The on »


The Stone Is Not Hit By The Sun Nor Carved with A Knife

8/10 from Robin

New Nadja! I could say that literally any given week and it’d likely be true, but still: new Nadja! I press play, wait thirty seconds for an elegiac little guitar line on »

Brad Laner


8/10 from Robin

Brad Laner’s super lovely experimental pop gets the big birthday party it deserves with this release from Drawing Room. Made over a six year period in the decade before on »


Monument Builders

8/10 from Jamie

Aah, lovely glacially chilly electronica for the onset of freezing bloody Winter. The office feels very much like the open warehouse it (sort of) is, and here is my on »

Andrew Broder

Wertheimer EP

8/10 from Jamie

So, Andrew Broder then. Member of Fog, Hymie’s Basement, Lateduster and The Cloak Ox. Now making disturbing music in the field of ‘completely electronic, with on »

Malcolm Pointon


8/10 from Jamie

Now made available for the first time on record, to a soon-to-be-staggered public, Malcolm Pointon’s experimental recordings and studies in electronics are presented in on »


We Become Ravens

8/10 from Clinton

Today is the sort of day I want to become our Ian. I want to listen comforting shoegaze and electronica whilst eating a comfort kebab under a comfortable duvet. From the on »



8/10 from Robin

Extremely writerly punk Sadie Dupuis has crafted many a knot song as lead singer of Speedy Ortiz, ruminating between guitars so subtle and sinewy you have to go back and on »

Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie

Salero: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

8/10 from Robin

New heart-stompers from Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie. Need I say more, need I describe the content of Salero to you, a film I haven’t seen? I don’t feel like making up on »

Featured albums

The xx
The Hempolics
Basic Rhythm
Yally (Raime)
Message To Bears
Lazy Day
Stuart Chalmers
Federico Durand
Aidan Baker & Tomas Järmyr
Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie
Little Cub
The Silence
Luke Temple
Lorenzo Senni
The Wave Pictures
Blanck Mass
Tom Tom Club
Daniel Bachman
Professor Genius
Earth Trax
Laura Cannell
Virginia Wing
Nick Klein
The Ar-Kaics
Daniel Avery
Toro Y Moi
The Caretaker
Perfume Advert, worriedaboutsatan, A New Line (Related), Bracken (DJ)
Carl Stone
Wolf People
Steve Hauschildt
Cory Hanson
Martha Wainwright
Papa M
Kane Ikin
Silver Apples
Steve Mason
The Pretty Things