- This week’s Record of the Week.
- Pre-order the gnew Gnod LP and also a gnew Gnod Live album.
- Those really really big Gas box sets are back in.
On the day Phil forgot his hat with the worst storm of the year about to break, we have battened down the hatches and tied the vinyl to what remains of our concrete shell. It’s times like these we are happy to work in something designed to withstand nuclear war. Some good quality discs out this week all ready to ship direct to your homes. UK folk - buy now and get them for your weekend …. CDs ship free too!. Overseas people we can’t be quite as efficient for you but we love you just the same.
These records my friends are blowin’ in the wind.
- He sounds like he’s from about 1854 but he’s actually from now. It’s Alasdair Roberts - a Scottish man.
- Annoyingly clever people who sure know their way round a pitch shift button... Dirty Projectors.
- Really good Froth LP. For fans of 90’s indie rock things.
- Lo-attention span freak rockers King Gizzard have themselves a sing song.
- Long running indie crew Los Campesinos give us an album AND a poster. Kind.
- Ben Chasny and his merry fingers return as Six Organs of Admittance.
- One man word vomiter Sun Kil Moon reads out things that have formed in his head.
- Wonderful final missive from David Bowie. CD now. Vinyl later.
- Pharrell! Lamar! Loggins! McDonald! All guest on the wonderfully smooth new Thundercat.
- Lovely comforting album by creaking legends the Feelies.
- New the Brian Jonestown Massacre album Ian described as actually quite good. It is!
- Dead Gurus grind their way into your bowels.
- Sludge punk makers Pissed Jeans come up with this week’s most comical sleeve.
- Broadcast and Ghostbox folk scare as Children of Alice.
- Entrance makes another one. That one last year wasn’t a one apparently but this one is.
- Fans of 90’s slacker rockers like the Posies etc open your Eyelids.
- The Antlers Peter Silberman is like a Jeff Buckley who has put a sock in it.
- Old ‘97s want to get out of this two horse no good town.
- Tortoise chaps Brokeback enjoy twiddling their scorched guitars.
- Bleak yet warming piano pieces from Ian Hawgood.
- Loads of people played live at our Jack’s Third Man.
Also out but not getting their own bullet point (harsh)…. pantomimic synth pop from Dear Reader, mangled guitar toters PC Worship, sludgy psych rock band with feelings All Them Witches, Shadow Band give a homely listen for your non-committal goth days and there’s always tip-top Sheffield singer songwriter John Shuttleworth.
Blown in from another era....
- Robin’s favourite guitar feller Mike Cooper delivers a live show.
- Post Galaxie 500 dreamers Luna have a couple of things rebooted.
- Long runnin’ indie poppers Comet Gain get a few albums re-badged.
- Post harcore loopers Lungfish and their ‘96 era ‘Sound In Time’ get re-vinyled.
- South Korean drone/post rock collective Jambinai have a 10” re-issued.
- Mad as a sausage. Mad as a lorry. Mad as a hump backed bridge. It’s Madness.
- One word…..Weller. That’s all.
Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:
Children cover your ears. The IVVVO album is on.
- Whopping ‘Prescription: Word, Sound & Power’ 6LP box set, from high-fidelity deep house pioneer Ron Trent on Rush Hour.
- First Sly & Robbie, then Chaka Demus & Pliers... and now... Sherwood & Pinch!
- Coupla beautifully otherworldly LPs on Sweden’s B.A.A.D.M. imprint from Sewer Election and Leda and Mattias Gustafsson aka Altar of Flies.
- Third chapter in Hecker’s sound-text trilogy - bizzaro re-synthesized speech drama. Plus Kassel Jaeger & Jim O'Rourke hook up -- both on Editions Mego
- Benoit Pioulard and Rafael Anton Irisarri team up for some bitter cold winter ambient as Gailes.
- Andrea Belfi uses stern percussive patterns and wincing synths to depict the architecture of post-war Italy.
- Xeno & Oaklander fellow Sean McBride's vintage-style coldwave project Martial Canterel has three volumes reissued on Medical Records.
- Mondkopf bins his digital clobber and sings.
- The Golden Filter’s second album on Optimo Music skirts around the edges of the dancefloor.
- Home Normal reissue and expand works from Tobias Hellkvist plus label bossman Ian Hawgood tinkles the old ivories.
- Expressway Yo-Yo Dieting makes a welcome return, mangling up hip-hop on Type.
- IVVVO explores the sensual side of rave with an EP on Rabit’s Halcyon Veil.
- Proper mutant action from NOCHEXXX on Alien Jams.
- Nico Niquo deconstructs grime into ambient and Loto Retina does gear for fans of vaporwave etc. both on Orange Milk.
- Limited edition 2LP retrospective of icy Detroit electro from ADULT. / Perspects folks Le Car on Clone Classic Cuts.
- Grotty techno and acid from Arkitect on Private Selection Records - getting spins from Silent Servant.
- Drone, processed found sound and modern classical/minimalism from Elegi.
- Music From Memory dig and compile the ‘Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992’ 2LP.
- Flako curates ‘The Electronic Tapes’ LP from Algerian synth explorer Ahmed Malek’s 80’s archives.
- Sci-fi electro 12" on brokntoys in screen-printed sleeve incl. Morah, Solid Blake, Ivna Ji and Vertical67.
- Slow moving, Detroit flavoured deep techno from B12 on purple marbled wax.
- Daniele Ciullini's 'Domestic Exile : Collected Works 82-86' is back - now on coloured wax.
- Popular floor-shakers from Glasgow’s Denis Sulta.
- Plus loads of other gear as usual; CVX 12” aka Rupert Clervaux, Gerard Herman LP on Entr'acte, doon kanda 12” on Hyperdub, Sevendeaths album on LuckyMe, Metalized Man LP on Foul-Up, FAY LP on Time No Place, Kymatik / Midwitch Cuckoos LP on Paradigm Discs, Bezier / Fort Romeau split 12, Tuff Sherm EP on Normals Welcome… blah blah blah.
Short records for anyone in a rush....
- Cinematic darkly twanging lot Holy Motors.
- Weeeee Scottish indie people with lots of hair…..Strawberry Switchblade.
- Welsh spacey psych poppers Gulp met at a Christmas psych party. Festive!
We’d better go away now. Thanks for your attention span. Remember we’re on Twitter in all the dark times if you need us and our website is open 24/7.
Words: Clint, Ant and a Robin sliver.
Work: Phil (hatless), Kim, Robin’s remains, Jamie, Laurie, Nathon and Ian the man with the big telly.
Produced by John Congleton.
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