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Weekly Update

Headline shivers….


News:

  • We are now on Instagram in case anyone likes looking at pictures of records.
  • Once again some items are coming into stock later than usual so there’ll be the odd item which we don’t have in yet. Below is everything we have or are expecting this week.


New:
When swans look like this...

Reissues:
Manky old ratbags…..

  • Superlative Ghosts in the Shell soundtrack from Kenji Kawai.
  • Folk rock dad Tim Buckley.
  • Re-live the golden age of indie-pop on The Test of Time collection. Loads of greats.
  • Lots of vinyl from strange superstar Kanye West.
  • If you can’t be arsed trawling through their three albums just but the best of Big Star.
  • Bed-dwelling Beatles destroyer Yoko Ono.
  • Emotional rock from Temper Trap.
  • Lovely folky re-issues on Tomkins Square from Will Beeley.


Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:
Sun, sea, sandcastles….. out of print Lakker 12”.

  • Martin Jenkins aka Pye Corner Audio switches gear to full techno mode.
  • Unique Shackleton with Anika hookup, adding her vocals to his ever magical sound on Woe To The Septic Heart.
  • 2LP of superb blackened ritual/tribal/industrial gloom from Pact Infernal on Horo. Also ‘The Descent Chapter II Reincarnated’ w/ mixes from Svreca, Pris, Nastika and Ancestral Voices.
  • Jan Schulte’s ‘Tropical Drums of Deutschland’ compilation has been a bugger to keep in stock, but we finally have more copies.
  • Bullion does a fun, house rendition of ‘Blue Peter’ on The Trilogy Tapes in the spirit of AFX’s ‘Popcorn’.
  • Xth Réflexion’s ace tapes re-imagining dub techno on /\Aught are now on wax via Chained Library! Also an abstract, noisy, technoid beast from Agnes.
  • Killer Charles Manier 2LP on Bopside aka Tadd Mullinix operating in futuristic post-punk fashion.
  • Man Power strips his style back a wee bit retaining full dancefloor functionality on Optimo Music.
  • Tidy reissue of 1979 kosmische odyssey ‘Voyage Cerebral’ from French synthesist Didier Bocquet.
  • Triple whammy of Berceuse Heroique limited edition 12” goodness from Don’t DJ, Loud-E and Ossia.
  • Pianist Fabrizio Rat creates swirling techno using prepared piano, TB-303 and TR-909.
  • Mesmerising, deep, hypnotic techno from Neel of Voices From The Lake on Spazio Disponibile. Plus expansive droning ambient from Neel & Filippo Scorcucchi present LF58 on Auxillary.
  • Hazy, drifting deep house from Hanna on Funkineven’s Apron label.
  • Dank, Bristolian bass vibrations from Rhythmic Theory / Pessimist on Creme Organization. Also an awesome Pessimist repress 12” on Samurai Music.
  • Proper electro 2LP from Versalife aka Boris Bunnik / Conforce on DUB.
  • Ambient coolers from Japan’s Ametsub, featuring Seefeel and Austin Cesear mixes.
  • Synthy kraut action from Cosmic Ground on Deep Distance.
  • ASC deep space ambient opus ‘Trans Neptunian Objects’.
  • Burnt Friedman at his most mystical and on fine form with an EP inspired by a book on NDE’s.
  • Warm ambient weepers with added tape gunk from Endless Melancholy.
  • Rump shakers from 19 year old Portuguese producer Nídia Minaj on Principe Discos.
  • DJ Tennis gets his ‘DJ-Kicks’ out in time for Wimbledon incl. Basic Channel, Pole, Monolake, Bochum Welt, D'Arcangelo, Loscil etc.
  • Pair of ambient dreamers with post-rock flourishes on Sound In Silence from Liam J Hennessy and [.que].
  • Seekersinternational ‘Ragga Preservation Society’ mixtape gets vinylized.
  • Peculiar, intimate sounds from JH1.FS3 aka Puce Mary and Jesse Sanes of Hoax on Joachim Nordwall’s iDEAL Recordings.
  • Rephlex / Colundi Sequence hero Aleksi Perälä 12” of bleeping party starters, plus Jackin’ club trax from Cadans (for fans of Blawan, Dreams and Randomer). Both on Clone Basement Series.
  • Tons more including; Patricia 12” on Spectral, Kobosil 12” on Ostgut Ton, Mike Dehnert 2LP on Fachwerk, Ancestral Voices 2LP repress on Samurai Horo, ADMX-71 aka Adam X 12” on L.I.E.S.


7”s:
Care for a small?

  • Callow-voiced singer songwriter Anton Barbeau covers psych era classics.
  • Fuchsia’s superb late 60’s psych pop is showcased on a double vinyl single on Fruits De Mer.
  • Old school guitar wranglings from Little Barrie

Books:
They are like records...but on a page.

  • 17 years worth of John Dwyer posters collected.
  • Shy and retiring composer Peter Broderick releases his Piano Works as a score so you can hack along yourself.


There you go. Was that nice? More on Tuesday.

Credits:
Words: Clint, Ant and parts of Robin.
Work: Phil, Kim, Robin, old Jamie, Benn, Laurie, Nathon and big ol’ Ian.


Customer Compliment of the Week:
“Faster than a vinyl comet”.


Stoop towards our Feefo reviews.


Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Kenji Kawai

Ghost In The Shell (Original Soundtrack)

9/10 from Laurie

OK I might as well admit it now and get your moans out of the way - I haven’t seen Ghost in the Shell. Oh I know, I can hear your cries of “you haven’t seen ...read on »

Pact Infernal

Infernality

9/10 from Ant

I’ve been cranking this black beauty up a fair wee bit recently, as I have with all the stuff  on Horo that I’ve recently been imbibing. Gear from Ancestral V...read on »

Shackleton With Anika

Behind The Glass

9/10 from Laurie

I haven’t heard Anika’s 2010 debut album yet, which is probably a mistake as it sounds like a treat for glum ears from an ex-political journalist turned post-punk ...read on »

National Screen Service

Hotels Of The New Wave

8/10 from Clinton

Aye. Been awhile since we heard much from them Prolapse types other than their 2015 reformation/lap of honour but now we have this debut from their bassist Mick Harrison to fi...read on »

Waxahatchee

Out In The Storm

8/10 from Clinton

Ever since Phil Collins wrote 'Against All Odds' great music has come from terrible romantic break ups. Thank God we don't live in the 1950's where everyone met a partner then...read on »

Shabazz Palaces

Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star

8/10 from Clinton

One of two Shabazz Palaces albums out this week. I don't know which is meant to be the 'one' and which the companion. They may both be the 'one'. You can have more than one 'o...read on »

Cosmic Ground

The Watcher / Vaporized Artefacts

8/10 from Clinton

Naughty...but nice. The vinyl is the colour of wonderfully clotted cream. So thick you could lick it.  Here are two tracks of synthy kraut from Dirk Jan Muller's pu...read on »

Triptides

Afterglow

8/10 from Clinton

As I put the needle on the vinyl something happened to me that hasn't happened all year- I got genuinely excited. I love Triptides and particularly their previous album 'Azur'...read on »

Martin Jenkins

Dance Cave

8/10 from Clinton

Here's the Pye Corner Audio lad stepping away from his usual nostalgic stuff to give us an EP of techno type sounds. He builds 'Dance Cave' up nicely with some burbling synths...read on »

Various

The Test Of Time

8/10 from Clinton

I usually can't be arsed reviewing compilations and I'm not going to change my tack with this one only to say that if you like indie-pop you MUST buy this. It's a compendium ...read on »

Jonny Nash & Suzanne Kraft

Passive Agressive

8/10 from Jamie

Jonny Nash and Suzanne Craft -- two guys, incidentally, only one of whom once pretended to be a woman but it’s too late to change things now, history has been written --...read on »

Liam J Hennessy

Held

8/10 from Jamie

Crystal. Clear. Competent... Not (just) a burst of polite Tourette’s but the first few adjectives that spring forth from somewhere in my head. I’ve just listened t...read on »

JH1.FS3

Loyalty

8/10 from Laurie

This enigmatic artist name can be decoded as the union of Puce Mary and one Jesse Sanes of the hardcore band Hoax, making some frail abrasions combining industrial noise, gray...read on »

Boris

Dear

8/10 from Robin

Prolific experimental darlings Boris have two plus decades of records to their name at this point, having traversed pretty much every creative river imaginable through a slew ...read on »

Shabazz Palaces

Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines

8/10 from Robin

It’s double the cosmos from avant crew Shabazz Palaces, who announced one record, put the release cycle on spin and then announced another. A deep and detailed lore bind...read on »

Trevor De Brauw

Uptown

8/10 from Robin

As our internet cycles through death and reincarnation in turns so dramatic I fail to understand how exactly we became certified as a mail-order website, I’m comforted b...read on »

Fuchsia

Song

8/10 from Clinton

Fans of the psychedelic and prog era will be interested in this archive release by Fuchsia. It begins with a track from Tony Durant's pre Fuchsia band Louise which is a wild a...read on »

Sidewalk Society

Strange Roads

8/10 from Clinton

Someone please alert Phil Collins  -  American psych rockers Sidewalk Society have covered his favourite group the Action’s ‘Rolled Gold’ in it&rsq...read on »

Bullion

Blue Pedro

8/10 from Clinton

This has been playing in the office to general ear disbelief this week. It appears to be a kind of electronic re-work of Mike Oldfield's 'Blue Peter Theme'. It's a jaunty catc...read on »

Featured albums

Ossia
Loud-E
Don't DJ
National Screen Service
JH1.FS3
Bullion
Burnt Friedman
The Focus Group
Shackleton With Anika
Liam J Hennessy
Ametsub
Endless Melancholy
[.que]
Martin Jenkins
Xth Réflexion
Agnes
Nidia Minaj
Cosmic Ground
Man Power
Lo Tom
ASC
Neel & Filippo Scorcucchi present LF58
Sun Seeker
John Murry
Various
Coca Leaf
Dasher
Seekersinternational
Ancestral Voices
Peter Broderick
Kobosil
Triptides
Fuchsia
Fabrizio Rat
Sidewalk Society
Anton Barbeau
Pessimist
Neel
Mike Dehnert
DJ Tennis
Boris
Little Barrie
Versalife
Co-pilgrim
Aleksi Perala
Big Star
Alder & Ash
Marcus Norberg & The Disappointments
Charles Manier
Patricia
USA Nails
Rhythmic Theory / Pessimist
Hanna
ADMX-71
Cadans
Kendrick Lamar
Waxahatchee
Various
Kenji Kawai
Didier Bocquet
John Dwyer
Belbury Poly
The Temper Trap