- Album of the Week! Sunn O ish doom metal/neo-classical from Nicolai Abrahamsen, Jakob Thorkild, Messer Quartet.
- Pre-order new Do Make Say Think on Constellation, the new Moon Duo record on coloured vinyl or the massive Nick Cave best of due including enormo box set.
- By jiminy it’s our Weekly Playlist - all set for your ears.
Here we are again, happy as can be with another rundown of the highlights of the last few days of records.
If you don’t like music then please look away now….
As new as the news…..
- Folk minstrel and modern day Sandy Denny Laura Marling.
- Robin Record of the Week by his all time favourite droner Sarah Davachi.
- Laid back good rockin’ by John Andrews and his Yawns. This is lovely.
- Smoky troubadour Robert Millis.
- John Dwyer’s Damaged Bug sees electronics going haywire all round him.
- Gracefully tinkling minimalism from Stefano Guzzetti.
- Deeply atmospheric psych rock from Stupid Cosmonaut.
- Pop punk hooks and angular noise from Meatwave.
- Sweeping strings for golden eagles from William Ryan Fritch.
- Clint’s favourite record of the week is the silky repeato pop of Mined.
- Tennis are just awful!
- Remember when the Shins were really good? We had a good time then - we may still do now.
- Seattle rapper Porter Ray tells us about his upbringing. Different from Pudsey we’d imagine.
- Spectres. They have matching beards and like to make a noise.
- Great NZ style pop from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever for fans of Parquet Courts, the Clean.
- Bleak post rock/post punk lads the Workhouse get wonderfully packaged.
- Really really good kraut and psych from Russian people Gnoomes. Recommended.
- In the Darkest Hour, promise you’ll hold on.
- Max Richter’s posh new album got dropped on the floor. We have damaged copies (cheap) or perfect undropped copies (not as cheap).
- That Thundercat 10” box set is here.
- Phil Milstein and Thurston Moore played live together once and now find it all over a couple of slabs of vinyl.
...and here’s the ‘New In’ pages as there’s too much this week.
As old as when the news was read by Neville Wanless (Tyne Tees area joke only).
- The Buzzcocks get their early day racket re-blasted
- Some Soundgarden record or other gets the deluxe treatment.
- Mark E Smith isn’t dead (yet) so let’s celebrate with some the Fall re-issues.
- With the sun beginning to shine it’s high time for some Nouvelle Vague re-presses.
- Re-press of this Sula Bassana. Brown vinyl this time.
- Neo psych veterans Sun Dial get their ‘Made in the Machine’ re-buzzed.
- Elliott Smith gets a double CD edition of ‘Either/Or’ possibly his best album I’d say…...yes?... no?
Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:
He lives on a hill. He knows someone called Phil.
- Deliciously dark LP from VargdoÌd aka Varg and CelldoÌd plus killer spools from Bronze Teeth, D Glare and Domenico Crisci - all on Opal Tapes.
- Laser etched / black metal alloy USB card art edition from AHC (Alex Cooper aka Body Boys) with heavyweight A4 artwork/packaging on Vanilla. Mmmmm.
- Shit & Shine album of deranged lunacy/ wrongness on Diagonal.
- Scraping/grinding/clattering metal / noise mayhem from Sult / Lasse Marhaug. 200 copies on wax.
- Split LP from Abul Mogard / Maurizio Bianchi. The former providing some weeping romantic ambient and the latter thrusting us back inside the womb.
- Superior drone/ ambient/ space music from Slomo.
- Squarepusher and chums knock out his hits as Shobaleader One.
- Will Guthrie tears up hip-hop / free jazz samples on Oren Ambarchi’s Black Truffle.
- Cold and brutal analogue electronics from Daniel Bennett aka Skjølbrot.
- The Neon Judgement reissue and De-Bons-en-Pierre EP aka Beau Wanzer and Maoupa Mazzocchetti - both on Dark Entries.
- Prurient’s new best mate Nathan Fake’s latest on Ninja Tune.
- Darker pastoral electronica and German Romanticism from Richard von der Schulenburg - limited LP on V I S in screen-printed sleeve.
- Mystery artist Covert II compilation in aid of Marie Curie - now on CD with loads more tunes by people that don’t exist.
- Shed’s ‘Final Experiment’. Bet it’s not.
- Differ-Ent aka Detroit’s DJ Bone 3LP of multi-coloured techno.
- Heatsick and Bass Clef team up as HSBC.
- Couple 12”s on The Trilogy Tapes from Bass Clef and 5ive, Samo DJ & Powder arrived late last week.
- Modern classical, metallic drone, dark ambient, and fuzz collision from Constantine on Bedouin.
- SKRS better known as Seekers International mashin’ up the dance with their mutant reggae.
- Clear vinyl 12” EP of ice cold, slowly evolving electronics from Downwards fellow Grebenstein on Horo.
- Hodge / Don't DJ on the wheels of steel for a limited cassette/ mixtape.
- ASC takes us fathoms deep into the ‘Zone Of Avoidance’.
- Original/ pure dubstep vibes from Orson on Version.
Room for two more, honey?
- Former Fall people re-emerge as Brix and the Extricated.
- To think I turned Prefab Sprout off to listen to the new London Grammar.
Next Week: The Harbinger Sound sampler oh and sorry to do this to you but……...SALE!
Update phoned in by Clint with pro help from Ant and Robin (mane only).
Work sweated out by Phil, Kim, Robin’s remains, Jamie, Laurie, Nathon and Ian and his fig rolls.
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