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Right, on with this week’s stuff. We didn’t get quite as much abuse for our Albums of the Year as we feared. We presume you are all list-weary rather than agree with our every utterance. For fans of lists there’s more of the blighters below as we trundle through the stuff that has emerged through the gloom this week.
Actual new records. No oldies.
- Peter Broderick. He does what he likes.
- Really laid back folks Woods got it together enough to play at Third Man.
- Madcap prog/math from clever chaps Qui.
- Swish your long raincoat to post-punkers Soviet Soviet.
- ‘Larger than life’ 2 Bears chap Raf Rundell does the solo jive.
- Wildly inventive funk/new wave/noise pop from New Fries.
- Flies+Flies are a bit like an orchestrated Thom Yorke.
- The Hidden Cameras go up country.
- Are you a fan of Slowdive ‘Pygmalion’? Try Matt Christensen.
- Bass intertwiners Rothko bring the darkness.
- Pilote melts folk and alt country into unique electronica.
- Talented rap lad Jonwayne temporarily ditches the voice and makes a beat tape.
- Sister of famous lady Solange unleashes her music.
- Dreamtime. This kind of sleeve art just doesn’t surprise me anymore.
Christmas stocking-ready film accompaniments.
- Danny Elfman’s ‘Girl on a Train’. He used to front Oingo Boingo you know. Well somebody had to.
- Brian Reitzell and hip-hop pals soundtrack teenage-sneaker-chase movie ‘Kicks’.
- Bernard Hermann’s soundtrack for Hitchcock’s magnificent ‘North by Northwest’.
Music sounds better when you’ve heard it before.
- Public Image Limited’s ‘Metal Box’ in a metal box. Vinyl due next week...also in a metal box.
- Interminable live set from John Cale.
- Loads of vinyl re-issues of classics by The Fall.
- Couple of re-done things by Million Dead chap Frank Turner.
- Ungoogleable post-rock fellers Feck.
- Yelpy oddballs Pere Ubu get a couple of items of re-blasted wax.
- Live tape from noisy experimental post-punkers Biting Tongues.
- Krauty new agers Expo 70 get re-twiddled.
- Remember punk? This 4CD Action Time Vision collects together much of it.
Ant’s Electronic Roundup:
The school dinner lady hadn’t even heard of Prurient.
- Second helping of Rashad Becker playing traditional music for a species that doesn’t exist in reality. Ace LP on PAN.
- Ambient snoozer from Thet Liturgiske Owäsendet plucked from SoundCloud to kick off Lobster Theremin's ambient offshoot.
- Beatrice Dillion masterclass in snaking rhythm.
- Tape incorporating Generative music, FM synthesis and beyond from NYZ aka Dave Noyze. Includes a colossal longform drone work.
- Gavin Russom tape archive of late 90’s noise emissions as Paper Eyes. Edition of 50 copies, each with unique cute drawing by the artist.
- Turntable wrecker/ record breaker Philip Jeck’s ‘Vinyl Coda I-II’ now exists on wax.
- Ex-Skater Spencer Clark aka Monopoly Child Star Searchers/Fourth World Magazine LP of Australian field recordings transmuted into ambient. Plus 2 tapes from Lieven Martens aka Dolphins Into The Future - all on his Edicoes CN label.
- Hushed, drifting drones from Sana Obruent.
- Mighty fine 2LP of techno abstractions from Sendai on Editions Mego aka Boiler Room wrecker Yves De Mey and Peter Van Hoesen.
- Superb, dream logic following, introverted electronics from the mighty Cindytalk.
- Vol. 2 of Anthony Child aka Surgeon’s meditative, tropical ambient ‘Electronic Recordings from Maui Jungle’.
- T.R.U. Halloween compilation of 80’s synth horror electro plus a 12” from Bill Converse on Texas Recordings Underground.
- Third album from Suzanne Kraft -- actually a boy not a girl.
- Special Request deploys his bass. One tune on a Garage tip, the other a big wobbler.
- Checked out any of the stunning art editions on Time Released Sound? Latest is from Maurizio Abate & Matteo Uggeri. Ultra pastoral.
- Celer float away into space.
- Repress of posh TCF white vinyl 10” with vacuum sealed bag of esoteric tea!
- Bristol City’s Jabu and Neek fellows O$VMV$M trim the fat and balance brutal darkness with delicate beauty on Idle Hands.
- Michel Redolfi’s 1988 Musique Concrète work ‘Desert Tracks’ on INA-GRM, now reissued via Sub Rosa.
- Romans album on The Bunker New York aka Gunnar Haslam and Tin Man.
- Dark soundscapes from Deaf Center man and ambient doom lord Svarte Greiner.
- DMX Krew lands on CPU with the ‘Space Cucumbers’ EP. True.
- Twinkley glitchy electronic pop from Mei on Markus Popp’s UOVOO label. Björk fans are advised to give it a sniff.
- More Model 500 classic Detroit techno/ electro-funk reissued.
- Classic 90’s grotty Dutch warehouse techno/acid from Unit Moebius reissued on Bunker.
- 3LP of much lauded deep house action on Mörk from Grant.
- Modern coldwave gear from In Aeternam Vale + Anneq on Minimal Wave.
- Still have a handful of Levon Vincent’s Berlin/NYC 12” on Novel Sound
Loads this week including these. Are they breeding?
- Papernut Cambridge do a bit of ‘Nutsplainin’’. Mansplaining but about nuts.
- The Strokes bassist and an all-star cast make some pretty lively melancholy funk pop as Summer Moon
- The XX new single is ready just in time for the next season of ‘Songs Make You Laugh Out Loud’
- ...and there’s also sleazy rock band Shame.
That’s it for the week. If bored on Saturday perhaps listen to Phil and Clint on the Norman Records Radio Show. 4pm-6pm on KMAH. Festivities, songs old and new and awkward passive aggressive chat.
See you next week.
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Backing vox: Kim, Phil, Benn, Jamie, Laurie, Nathon and Ian.
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