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- Boring old Beach House are annoyingly beautiful even on their B sides collection.
- Lo-fi surf pops and emo-straddling sorts Kane Strang.
- Sleek and charmed 80s indie jangle from Sea Pinks.
- Male Gaze are the sort of garage rock act that are allowed on Castle Face.
- Vibrant and experimental odd pop from Daniel O’Sullivan (Grumbling Fur etc).
- Moon Diagrams is the Deerhunter sticksman being all drifty. One really great song though.
- Deafcult play shoegaze like it’s in fashion or something.
- Jon Wayne the rapper not the actor.
- Wakey’s Maia play gentle psychedelic folk that is generally impressive.
- Ex-pat Brit James Elkington fingerpicked like no-one’s business.
- Standard issue electro pop from Lucky + Love.
- Spoken word and abstraction from the ridiculous Mark Kozelek and Sean Yeaton.
- Motorilk post punk from Snapped Ankles on the Leaf Label.
- “I’d like to go on tour in LA” said Spain’s Josh Hayden. So he did.
- Gum chewin’ hard livin’ Springsteen-ish heartlands rock from Danny and the Champions of the World.
- Former the Only Ones stalk Peter Perrett gets his shit together.
- Heather Trost. Literally a half of A Hawk and a Hacksaw.
- Grace Sings Sludge is the lassie out of The Sandwitches and The Fresh and Onlys.
- Clatter trio Gold Dime spread noise like butter.
- Kiefer makes sunny day vibes and Madlib style beats.
- Slick Swedes Little Dragon smooch out a new one.
- Juice heavy darkness from Gravetemple inc Stephen O’Malley and Oren Ambachi.
- Former Let’s Wrestle chap Wesley Gonzalez is an ‘Excellent Musician’....he says.
- Electronic pop and shoegaze from Au Ra.
- More Popol Vuh re-issues.
- Why bother with all this weird music when you can just get the Cure’s greatest hits?
Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:
His longest yet. Written while packing the Coil tape for the family holiday singalong.
- The Head Technician, Pye Corner Audio’s sci-fi/horror electronics land on Death Waltz Originals pressed on a red vinyl 10”.
- Posh Isolation’s harsh noise duo Damien Dubrovnik expand their sound with dark, droning modern classical elements.
- Maggi Payne’s 1986 avant-electronic classic ‘Crystal’ gets a first-time vinyl reissue and still sounds astonishingly fresh.
- Star of our podcast this week X.Y.R tweaks the olde Russian Formanta Mini synthesizer for an album of spiralling ‘Labyrinth’ electronics on Not Not Fun.
- J.G. Thirlwell aka Foetus explores the dark universe with his sci-fi noir record as Xordox on Editions Mego.
- Mumdance & Logos deconstruct Grime in ‘Weightless’ mode.
- The new record from Fieldhead could be what Arthur Russell would sound like if he was still with us and releasing records on Ghost Box.
- Downtempo / Artificial Intelligence school electronica from Nadia Struiwigh on CPU.
- Max Cooper and Tim Hecker rework Ben Lukas Boysen on Erased Tapes.
- After much delay, finally Beau Wanzer’s utterly filthy second untitled album of stomping, sludgy, festering ooze has arrived! All hail!
- Dirty modular synth driven punk from Brooklyn’s Wetware. Like Miss Kittin and the Hacker overdosing on bad drugs.
- Preston’s finest and possibly only tech/house producer Cottam reaches lucky no. 7.
- Sim Hutchins advances the possibilities of Dub Techno on Lee Gamble’s UIQ label.
- Class Regis/Surgeon inspired techno from Detroit’s Altstadt Echo on Interdimensional Transmissions sub-label Eye Teeth. Regis is a fan.
- Coupla tunes from Arca's s/t album pressed on limited white label 12", housed in sexy hot pink disco bag with rip & stitch fishnet casing. Edition of 220 copies.
- Dutchman Steve Rachmad compiles an album of his hardware tracks as Sterac Electronics from the past 15 years.
- Electric Sewer Age reissue aka Coil's Peter Christopherson and Danny Hyde.
- Fresh from an album on Modern Love, Phillippe Hallais aka Low Jack goes for the jugular with noisier trax as B-Ball Joints.
- Happy to see Italy’s Lory D still dishing out some grinding acid on Numbers.
- Classic first D'Arcangelo EP on Rephlex reissued by Suction.
- Stefan Schwander aka Harmonious Thelonious realises his vision of 21st Century electronic dub as Leroy Versions on a fun wee 7".
- Repressings of Jamal Moss Medusa Edits of Nitzer Ebb, SPK, Severed Heads, PiL, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Psychedelic Furs, Fad Gadget etc.
- Turkish Berliner Nene Hatun crosses 'psychedelic-anatolian techno-pop' and 'dark drone wave music' on Bedouin Records.
- Cabaret Voltaire’s Richard H. Kirk is still at it.
- Big swirling psychedelic cascades from Floating Points.
- Arty clobber from Un Drame Musical Instantané and The Modern Institute.
- Marcel Dettmann’s mixes up his EBM/Industrial influences for Dekmantel’s Selectors series.
- Fans of Concretism and Dalham should check Quaeschning & Schnauss.
- Chances of the OG copy of the AJL Band LP on Discogs going for £771.82 are slim now that Omar-S has remastered it and reissued it on FXHE. 1979 disco from Singapore.
- The Egyptian Lover / Syracuse & Epsilove / Palms Trax / Interstellar Funk continue Dekmantel’s ten year birthday celebrations.
- +++ Inigo Kennedy on Token, Hodge on Livity Sound, UMFANG album on Technicolour, Timothy J. Fairplay on Hoga Nord, LTO LP on Injazero, Trevor Jackson LP on Utter.
- Leeds latest post punkers Mush write a song so long it strays across both sides of their 7”.
- Ultra Satan give us a blast of their Zun Zun Egui style psychedelic groove.
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