- Record of the Week. 10% off it til midnight tonight. Ant selector!
- Pre-order new The XX album.
- Autechre re-issues are coming out of our ears.
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…..
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.
They get into the smallest of holes….
- Newly bad post punkers Preoccupations drop a covers 7”.
- The Hempolics love to sing.
- Lazy Day: There’s only one Tilly Scantlebury
- Lo-fi guitar laden psych from the Ar-Kaics.
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...
8/10 from Robin