Thursday May 11th
- Record of the Week. Disclaimer: chosen by Phil.
- Latest Reductions: 10% off this little lot.
- Pre-order the new The National album. Limited indies only vinyl. Exciting.
- Listen with your own ears to our Weekly Playlist.
Hello from us. How are you? We’re having what seems to be a flute day in the office. Flutes to the left of me, flutes to the right. Perhaps some of these records below have flutes. We can’t guarantee that but what we can guarantee is that they contain round records that will play on your music system. If not then shout at us like everybody else.
Defying our dreadful intercom….
- Big Walnuts Yonder make fantastic avant rock with an all star cast (Mike Watt, Nels Cline etc).
- Woods take the bleakness of the Trump era and make sunshine pop out of the despair.
- Want to soundtrack your late night walk around a wet shopping precinct? Try Luxury Stranger.
- Veteran indie poppers The Distractions make music perfect from my dad’s hernia recovery period.
- Diagrams take the words of a 90 year old poet and make sweet folk with them.
- Perfume Genius is late. Did he get tangled up in his weird trousers?
- LA Takedown make nice instrumental yacht music but then slather Brian May influenced guitar over.
- Noisy power pop from Girlpool who now have a…..wait for it….drummer.
- For the under 9s there’s the Bob’s Burgers album.
- Psychedelic folk from Galley Beggar. Sorry ladies and gents... they’re taken.
- Ides of Gemini explore the vast open wastelands of post punk and goth.
- Glass Vaults make ok electronica/indie. But they are from New Zealand which is dead romantic like.
- Also from New Zealand (that was a fluke, honestly) are dark synth brigade Elan Vital.
- Anna Calvi waxes the sounds from the night she rocked Meltdown with a choir and David Byrne.
- Sweet jangling indie haze from Hazel English.
- Lee Southall of the Coral moved to weird but beautiful enclave Hebden Bridge and folkified his sound.
- Sinister post rock and industrial from Dreissk.
- Wistful stuff from new piano man Steve Gibbs.
And Just Arrived so I haven’t had time to think up something witty/snarky...
Avant-metal grump Toby Driver, emo lot Gnarwolves, fuzz collab from Slowcoaches and Sauna Youth people Feature, vowel-hating queer punk duo PwrBttm, neat singer songwriter Will Stratton, lots of jamming to enjoy from Laurent De Schepper and his Trio and finally a half hour drone leak from Neanderthals.
A few old timers…...
- GAM with 1976. I was destroying my father’s lawn, they were making kraut rock.
- Piero Piccioni’s soundtrack to 1972 goth horror flick.
- Non Band were Japanese punk rockers.
- Daring alt rock from Eaters from way back in 2014.
- Pascal Comelade cuts down his 6CD box set to 4 sides of vinyl.
- Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus are fascinating.
- Old folk songs about trains on Lost Train Blues.
- And finally the Quietus’s favourite band ever those Manic Street Preachers
Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:
With all his upcoming DJ bookings I do hope Golden Cabinet has a creche.
- Norwegian ambient master Biosphere mini-album inspired by Archie Mayo’s 1936 ‘The Petrified Forest’ flick.
- Gorgeous stuff from Kara-Lis Coverdale who proves one side of a record can be perfectly sufficient.
- Opal Tapes freshly baked batch from Finn McNicholas, Gosheven, K. Reinshagen, R and cassette editions of Basic House albums.
- Intricate noise from FIS and Rob Thorne utilizing traditional MÄori instruments for a beast of an album on Subtext.
- B12 Detroit school/ Artificial Intelligence/ IDM/ ambient techno gear - red vinyl 12” in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
- Deep, mystical, darker shades of ambient from Ancestral Voices aka Akkord’s Liam Blackburn. Limited white vinyl 3LP on Horo.
- Charles Vaughan’s sonic love affair with pylons on Wayside and Woodland.
- Electronica with wandering strings and eerie vocals from Ectopia.
- Gloriously spannered album from CHXFX aka NOCHEXX.
- Dense, hazy, foggy layered droning from Pausal on Dronarivm.
- Bunch of Muslimgauze action - back in print.
- Intimate and political experimental pop from Helado Negro, expanded on RVNG Intl.
- Pythagoron™ 1977 oddity reissued - originally sold as a legal high!
- Aphex Twin approved, anonymous artist Brainwaltzera 6-track brain-dancer EP.
- Limited cassette from loop wizard Robert Turman.
- n5MD drop albums from Dreissk and Miwon.
- Monstrous darkside breakbeat and pummeling techno from Tackle.
- Vatican Shadow 12” on Ostgut Ton. Tailor made for the wee hours on the dancefloor.
- Frank Coe / Forrest J. Ackerman’s 1961 ‘Music For Robots’ reissue. Check if you dig Subotnick, Raymond Scott, Louis & Bebe Barron etc.
- Meticulously crafted EP from v1984 on Kuedo’s Knives label.
- Infrasonic frequencies and hushed vocals from Felicia Atkinson, recorded at EMS.
- TOMAGA get the remix treatment from Shit & Shine and Cavern Of Antimatter.
- Dedekind Cut’s ‘American Zen’ vinyl with two bonus cuts via Hospital Productions
- Both of Theo Parrish’s ‘First Floor’ records repressed on Peacefrog.
- Ron Trent’s Prescription anthology 6LP box set is finally back in.
- + New Jackson album on All City, Pearson Sound 12” on his own label, Sami 12” on Future Times, Sam Gellaitry EP on XL Recordings, Rhythim Is Rhythim remixed on Transmant, Irazu with Regis remix, Lyss:is banger limited to 100 copies.
Should fit through a large letterbox…
- Sunny songs in tropical fruit flavour from Yumi and the Weather.
- John Stammers. I really like John Stammers. I have no further info on this yet but it’s out.
- Ex Fall people Brix and the Extricated have good fun.
- Music of a motorik persuasion from new Manchester hotshots WH Lung.
- Good guy Kevin Morby releases a single with proceeds to an anti gun violence charity.
That’s it. See you next week.
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