Why shop with us? 0113 245 4399

Weekly Update Dream Machine, Guerilla Toss, Pinkcourtesyphone, Kendrick Lamar, Juana Molina, and more...

Thursday May 18th 2017

Headline squeaks….

A week went past and these things happened - our printer broke, Phil booked a holiday in Norfolk and we got a new printer. Anything else? Oh yes all these records came in which are available to buy from our website. Have you seen it yet? I hope you have.

Let’s get going…….

Speckled with drizzle….

  • Aldous Harding welcomes you to her dark party. But which one is she?
  • Oh we’re loving Nick Hakim and his dreamy soulful pop.
  • C86 legends BMX Bandits are back sounding not a day over 8.
  • Here’s Jane Weaver being all cosmic and stuff.
  • Abstract guitar racket from Neurosis Steve Von Till as Harvestman.
  • A new album from psych rock legends Trad Gras Och Stenar.
  • Two new things on Cardinal Fuzz by Cobra Family Picnic and the Cult of Dom Keller.
  • Enormo Canadians Do Make Say Think do and make some of their inventive post rock.. we say (and think).
  • Why not buy a tape of Ghost Thoughts and their excellent K records inspired indie.
  • Dream Machine sound like Iron Butterfly or Black Sabbath or something.
  • The High Sunn feller is just 17 and has released 30 records so far. These kids eh?
  • Wordsmith the Mountain Goats chat about goths and Leeds and stuff.
  • Quirky art poppers Head of Light Entertainment are Teeside’s best export since Chris Rea.
  • New York juggernauts White Hills go on a bad trip.
  • Pagan post punk and spoken word eeriness from English Heretic.
  • Energetic pop punkers Wavves soundtrack that fly buzzing about.
  • The She Devils sound like the Bangles as re-imagined by Animal Collective.
  • Ex People write songs as well as sludge. We know!
  • Rhythmic psychedelic weirdos Guerilla Toss.
  • Gurgling but accessible squelch from Oxbow.
  • Man Forever is Kid Millions fooling around with some showbiz pals.
  • Argentinian folkster Juana Molina coos over softronica.
  • Deerhoof-ish quirk-rock from Tricot. So fast.
  • Zofff. Are not former Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff. You can tell by the extra ‘f’.

Also out:
Snappy jams with sax from Pumarosa, Land of Talk return with showbiz pals in tow, more from Verve like 90s dreamers Is Bliss, hello Mrs La Farge - is your Pokey playing out?, Me and the Bees do indie pop Spanish style and finally loads of stuff on Jack’s Third Man. Can’t remember what. You’ll have to look.

Speckled with the past….

  • Cluster in concert. Tinkering with their equipment.
  • All the way from the ‘90s math/rock legends the Van Pelt.
  • All the way from the ‘90s indie rockers Helium.
  • All the way from the ‘90s flannel rockers Buffalo Tom.
  • Easy Star All Stars do reggae interpretation of Radiohead's OK Computer.
  • Loads of Elliott Smith vinyl re-issues including the really good ones.
  • Bizarre and comedic hip-hop from 2006’s Serengeti
  • That Mercury winning Skepta album is available on vinyl at last.

Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:
Christophe de Babalon is the topic of conversation at the school gates.

  • Footwork Queen Jlin’s second leg tangling album on Planet Mu has the Gary, Indiana producer pushing her sound ever forward and features collaborations with William Basinski and Holly Herndon.
  • Electronic dub-pop from Coldcut x On-U Sound (Adrian Sherwood) on CD or spread over 8x 7”s in a posh box set. A lot of work flipping records over for stoned peoples.
  • Christoph De Babalon lands on V I S with an EP of ultra wicked darkside D&B.
  • Another batch of Muslimgauze reissue action from Staalplaat.
  • Pinkcourtesyphone / LINE chief Richard Chartier disc of intricate ambient/drone works on Ash International.
  • Speaking of which Pinkcourtesyphone has a tape on The Tapeworm, as do Rishaug Marhaug aka Norway noisters Alexander Rishaug and Lasse Marhaug.
  • Posh Isolation / Croatian Amor / Damien Dubrovnik all round busy man Loke Rahbek’s deep personal journey ‘City Of Women’ LP on Editions Mego.
  • On point EP from Madrid analogue electro don Alek Stark.
  • Aaron Dilloway’s demented ‘The Gag File’ LP on Dais finally arrived.
  • Truly menacing, epic, apocalyptic Serge Modular Synthesizer work from Eden Grey on Gamma Mine recorded at Elektronmusik Studion, Stockholm. 100 copies.
  • Smoked-out acid dub/stepping techno from Tilliander aka Mokia/TM404 on iDEAL Recordings.
  • Totally spannered, demented, brain flosser of a tape from Phil Julian. Limited to a measly 30 copies on Conditional.
  • Solid electro album from Radioactiveman aka one lone swordsman Keith Tenniswood.
  • Pulsating and stompin’ club tools on Blueprint from Los Angeles techno producer Truncate.
  • There's always the Radiophonic Workshop album.
  • Denis Sulta’s 2015 club smash ‘I’m Only Real’ finally gets re-pressed on Numbers - now with new artwork.
  • DJ friendly 2x12” of slick chord-driven, deep jazzy house from K15 on Kyle Hall’s Wild Oats label outta Detroit.
  • Crepuscular, dread filled sonics from Baldruin.
  • Improv jazz meets techno from Spiral Deluxe aka Jeff Mills, Gerald Mitchell, Kenji Hino and Yumiko Ohno on Axis.
  • 80s Freestyle and 90s Latin house vibes from Omar-S featuring Nite Jewel on FXHE.
  • Legendary German innovators Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius have their Cluster 'Konzerte 1972/1977' recordings out on Bureau B.
  • No nonsense peak-time, heads down techno pounders from Ø [Phase] on Token.
  • Lest we forget… Philippe Laurent EP on Peripheral Minimal, Neo Image 12” on Mood Hut, Ron Trent on Music and Power, Smagghe & Cross on Ransom Note, Michael Mayer ‘DJ-Kicks’, Metamatics ‘Neo Ouija’ LP reissue.

Time for some smalls.

  • You can’t kid a Kolly Kibber. Peter Doherty’s latest waste of vinyl.
  • No wave repeato-brutality of Housewives and the hip-hopped tropical pop-noise of Massicot.
  • New pressing of that Strawberry Switchblade 7” you lapped up.

There you go. Brits - do register to vote. Any Normans customers found to not be voting will be pulped.

Words: Clint, Ant, and Robin.
Work: Phil, Kim, Robin, Jim, Nathon and Ian. We have no idea where Laurie went. Do you?

Customer Compliment of the Week:
“Flabbergasting selection”

Vote for our Feefo reviews.

Featured albums

Phil Julian
Christoph De Babalon
Philippe Laurent
Richard Chartier
Rishaug Marhaug
Alek Stark
Ghost Thoughts
English Heretic
Eden Grey
Trad, Gras och Stenar
Is Bliss
Spiral Deluxe
Smagghe & Cross
BMX Bandits
Pokey LaFarge
Juana Molina
Land Of Talk
The Cult Of Dom Keller
Nick Hakim
Guerilla Toss
Man Forever
Cobra Family Picnic
White Hills
Housewives / Massicot
Omar-S featuring Nite Jewel
Kendrick Lamar
High Sunn
Dream Machine
Ex People
Aaron Dilloway
Sandy (Alex G)
Michael Mayer
Buffalo Tom
Head Of Light Entertainment
Loke Rahbek
Radioactive Man
Ø [Phase]
Me and the Bees
Neo Image
Peter Doherty
Ron Trent
Radiophonic Workshop
The Mountain Goats
Coldcut x On-U Sound
Do Make Say Think
Jane Weaver
Strawberry Switchblade
Denis Sulta
Easy Star All-Stars