Weekly Update RP Boo, Shapednoise, The Freeks, Burial, yellow6, and more...

Thursday December 1st 2016

So there you go. As ever, if you're buying something and need it in time for Christmas then the usual warning applies:

Please, please, please place your order as soon as you can. In-stock items can be shipped immediately but items marked as 'Available to buy' or 'Pre-order' can be delayed.

All ok? Good.

Right, that's Christmas sorted. Back to real life. There have been a host of new releases this week so let’s take a look...


No Record of the Week this week as there’s 50 Albums of the Year but these are new:

  • Twisty nine-piece Sons of Noel and Adrian make mathematics with horns.
  • Ah, our version of the John Lewis ad. The annual Yellow6 Christmas CD.
  • Bloody weird jazz fusion from Innercity Ensemble (feat. Stara Rzeka).
  • Fantastic pop people the New Lines make a record for fans of Broadcast etc.
  • Terrifying psych people the Oscillation split a 10” with 10,000 Russos.
  • Pals Damien Jurado and Richard Swift get together to do some covers.
  • Reformed Scottish people El Hombre Trajeado flick through their address book.
  • The Suburban Homes are really bored and from Crawley and sound like Vic Goddard or early Buzzcocks.
  • Emotive Australians The Trouble With Templeton get sad on our ass.
  • Boot stompin’ dirty ‘n’ disgustin’ rock ‘n’ roll from the Freeks.
  • Tragically we couldn’t be there but it sounded like Public Service Broadcasting had a great night.
  • Who knew that there was a completely different man called Laurie in the world. He does skewed Ty Segall-ish garage rock.
  • Bleak Leeds lot iLIKETRAiNS...their capitalization, not ours.
  • Chirpy Leeds indie/hindi lot Maggie8. Inc. former Hood bairn etc.
  • Veteran space-rockers Landing on their 10th attempt.
  • Nu pop electronic types Valley Hush.

Also records by people with names such as Fatso Jetson, Glitter Wizard, Casual Nun and Unqualified Nurse Band. Incredibly none of these are made up.


All-old records revitalised:

  • Plinth….more twinkles per square inch than any other record.
  • Big box re-issue of ‘What’s Going On’ Marvin Gaye at half speed master. But it’s going to sound terrible at half speed.
  • All the Stereophonics albums you could ever want now out on vinyl.
  • It’s a toss up between a super-funky suite of afro-jazz from Mor Thiam or the Elf soundtrack.

Ant’s Electronic Roundup:

The kids gathered round to open day one of the Nurse With Wound advent calendar.

  • Burial returneth. The jury is split.
  • Ghostly reissue Telefon Tel Aviv’s ‘Fahrenhet Fair Enough’ on wax. Fully loaded with “rhodes-heavy jazzy electronica, frantic cut ups and gorgeous guitar trills” says our Clint.
  • Biosphere’s ambient odyssey ‘Cirque’ from the year 2000 gets a reboot on CD with new artwork + a bonus 6-track disc.
  • Chicago’s RP Boo unleashes an almighty leg-tangling 6-track EP on Planet Mu.
  • More footwork action on Hyperdub from Teklife crew man DJ Taye.
  • Nathan Fake ropes Prurient in for some warbling over one of his tunes.
  • Underspreche split their floor destroying/mind melting album over two 12”s on Optimo Trax.
  • Shapednoise deploys some sonic bombs via a 300 copies, stamped white label 12” on Type. Featuring Roly Porter, Rabit and Emanuele Porcinai.
  • The aforementioned Emanuele Porcinai returns to Samuel Kerridge’s Contort label as WSR for an LP collision of strings, field recordings and dark techno/noise.
  • Two whopping box sets on Mute from Cabaret Voltaire’s Richard H. Kirk also appearing as Sandoz.
  • Imagine your Gran’s eyes popping out of her little grey head when Santa brings her the new Francisco López CD on Sub Rosa with winkies and bums on the cover.
  • Second helping of the ‘Stranger Things’ eerie synth OST from S U R V I V E’s Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein.
  • Surprise 12” from NYC’s Levon Vincent on Novel Sound!
  • Mika Vainio’s ‘Mannerlaata’ album on iDEAL Recordings gets cut onto three slabs of wax for maximum bowel rupturing.
  • Via App follows 12”s on BANK and 1080p with her third album. An idiosyncratic vision of mutant techno.
  • Single-sided 12” of relentless, raw, analogue mayhem chock full of 808’s from Shinoby vs Hypnobeat (Helena Hauff + James Dean Brown).
  • New Age triple cassette motherlode from Laraaji.
  • Steve Moore in horror synth soundtrack mode on Relapse, with his score to ‘The Mind's Eye’.
  • Title of The Week award goes to Mickey Pearce with ‘Top 5 Goat Memes’.
  • Coupla ambient bliss-outs all the way from the land of the rising sun, from Asuna & Opitope, and Chihei Hatakeyama on his White Paddy Mountain imprint.
  • Richard Chartier’s Pinkcourtesyphone project drones in slow motion on Editions Mego.
  • Limited Eric Copeland LP wonk-fest on Palmetto Arts. Edition of 300 copies.
  • Jazzy Detroit beatdown goodness from Theo Parrish and Amp Fiddler.
  • Hieroglyphic Being; Jamal Moss and Steve Poindexter bring the jackin’ acid as The Faces of Drums on Mathematics.
  • Plates for the discerning Disk Jockey: Peder Mannerfelt on Numbers, Ron Trent ‘I Feel Rhythm’ reissue, INKAMERA on Last Known Trajectory, Jayda G on 1080p, Shamos on Apron, DJ Bong Gozling on Natural Sciences, Paranoid London white label.

Small Records:

Bigger than a spoon, smaller than the sky.

  • With Slade and Wham out of the picture we turn to indie poppers the Manhattan Love Suicides and The Haywains to release tomorrow’s ‘future classic’ Christmas songs...
  • The new Faith No More single ones on so many 7” format we got confused
  • Manchester post punkers Liines carefully insert that all important extra ‘i’.

Despite being three or so weeks off the actual event it’s our Christmas ‘do’ tomorrow. Let’s never forget the crazy scenes from two years ago. If we are still alive to tell the tale we’ll see you on Monday. Normal time, normal place, normal relentless misery.

Words by Clint with a piece of Robin pie. Bleeps/bloops handler: Ant.

The Normanites this week were: Kim, Phil, Benn, Jamie, Laurie, Nathon and one day of Ian.

Customer Compliment of the Week:

“It was nice”.

Bookmark our Feefo reviews to enlighten your future desperate moments.

Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Telefon Tel Aviv

Fahrenheit Fair Enough

9/10 from Clinton

I'm so happy. One of the great electronic albums of the early 2000s has been reissued on gatefold vinyl and I've just spotted that the first track has 468477 views on on »

Peter Gordon & David Van Tieghem

Winter Summer feat. Kathy Acker

9/10 from Ant

This 'Winter' tune has blown my socks clean off my little piggy's. How did this manage to stay unreleased for all these years? It's literally the best thing I've heard in on »

The New Lines

Love and Cannibalism

8/10 from Clinton

First up in case you didn't know, Feral Child is the new name for a pretty collectible British vinyl label that we all know and trust. *Taps nose etc*.  The even better on »


Young Death / Nightmarket

8/10 from Clinton

It's awhile since I've heard anything from Burial that I've enjoyed as much as 'Untrue' and personally I'm not that excited over the Christmas EP format he's been utilising on »



8/10 from Clinton

I don't know about anyone else but for me the advent of Christmas is marked not by the John Lewis ad or the Coca Cola lorry getting stuck down narrow side streets but by the on »

Sons of Noel and Adrian

Turquoise Purple Pink

8/10 from Clinton

Irritating Record Shop Annoyance part 342:  I lost this record in the stock room this morning much to Phil's annoyance but that's what happens when the band call on »



8/10 from Clinton

Maggie 8 are certainly a perky bunch. First thing you need to know is that they pretty much invented their own genre with their (h)indie-folk crossover which they have on »

Innercity Ensemble


8/10 from Robin

The third in a series of LPs from Innercity Ensemble continues its project of improvised genre suggestion, further putting together (and fucking up) a puzzle of musical on »

Thee Oh Sees

An Odd Entrances

8/10 from Robin

Thee Oh Sees II: Still Seeing. On this companion piece, The Band With Two Drummers attempt to supplement their most recent and most fiery record with something like on »



8/10 from Ant

Fresh from a collaboration with Shapednoise, Emanuele Porcinai (half of UNKNOT alongside Sciahri) returns to Samuel Kerridge's Contort label as WSR with a cracking album on »

Featured albums

Chihei Hatakeyama
The Suburban Homes
Asuna & Opitope
Levon Vincent
Sons of Noel and Adrian
Mor Thiam
Peder Mannerfelt
Theo Parrish and Amp Fiddler
Nathan Fake feat. Prurient
Mickey Pearce
Telefon Tel Aviv
Shinoby vs Hypnobeat
Marvin Gaye
El Hombre Trajeado
The Trouble With Templeton
Damien Jurado & Richard Swift
Valley Hush
The Haywains
Laurie Shaw
Faith No More
The New Lines
The Manhattan Love Suicides
Steve Moore
Eric Copeland
Paranoid London
Francisco Lopez
Ron Trent
Unqualified Nurse Band
Richard H. Kirk
The Oscillation / 10,000 Russos
Jayda G
DJ Bong Gozling
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
Fatso Jetson
RP Boo
The Freeks
Glitter Wizard
DJ Taye
Public Service Broadcasting
Casual Nun
Via App
The Faces of Drums
Mika Vainio