Thursday July 20th 2017.
- Record of the Week….. plus listen to some of the week’s best tunes on our Weekly Playlist.
- FLASH SALE! 50% off 100 items. Ends tomorrow.
- Pre-order the Smiths ‘The Queen is Dead’ box set and new Laraaji albums!
Some really good records in this week. The Psychic Temple album is drifty Laurel Canyon style treat, the 154 re-issue is just superb if you like the Basic Channel/GAS style of ambient techno, Robin rates the Avey Tare album highly and also reckons that Mike Cooper has made his best album at the ripe old age of 75. So lots to choose from and a madcap flash sale too.
Let’s get stuck in.
Steve Wright in the afternoon…….
- Former Legendary Pink Dots eccentric Edward Ka-Spel with some out there psych wibbling.
- “The Colin Stetson of the cello”. Hey, Alder & Ash….you can have that one for free.
- Mike Cooper makes a ‘beautiful and moving’ record. Hope for us all.
- The Avey Tare album. Robin: “It’s as good as Sung Tongs”. Me: “It gets on my wick”.
- Hulaboy and The Safe Distance get a slab of vinyl each. Like eating half a danish pastry followed by half a flapjack.
- Grayson Gilmour makes smooth pop with cinematic and soundtrack elements.
- The boringly named the Stevens make actually quite great Pavement esque slant pop.
- Jim Jarmusch and pals SQURL release EP.
- Twinsmith say ‘Stay Cool’. We don’t - we are roasting.
- Sievehead sound like they are about to rip your head off.
- The Hayman Kupa Band are like listening to an indie-pop couple arguing.
- McCartney-esque pop with McCartney’s sense of quality control from Corin Ashley.
- Beautiful album of LA hazed acoustica/yacht ‘n’ strum from Psychic Temple.
- Art Feynman is the guy from Here We Go Magic channelling Arthur Russell.
- Worst sleeve of the week? Look no further than the Bomber Jackets.
- Indie nu-hunk Declan Mckenna.
- Hopefully John Grant-ish songwriter John Murry is over the worst bit.
- Sweet Apple contain VW Golf aficionado J Mascis.
- Childhood make soul soaked collection of classic songwriting (I’m reading this off a page but it does sound a bit like this).
- Deep and sensitive songwriter Fionn Regan.
- James Yuill mixes beats and songwriting like it was eggs and flour.
Steve Reich in the afternoon.
- Loadsa Psychic TV re-issues.
- Purple vinyl from fuzzy psych freaks Electric Prunes.
- Earning probably a lot less than the actual television personalities are Television Personalities.
Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:
Techno Parent of the Year 2017.
- Mønic celebrates his label's 50th release with a forlorn summer remix from Burial.
- Unearthed recordings from the late James Stinson of Drexciya as Jack Peoples. In a similar mode to his classic The Other People Place album.
- Emotionally and politically driven album of glistening electronics from Hiro Kone on Geographic North.
- Compilation EP on Growing Bin of rare mid-80’s ambient tracks from Trance aka Jürgen Petersen.
- Karen Gwyer tweaks ideas from live performances into a stonking, rump shakin’ 2LP.
- V/Vm’s latest ode to Belgian New Beat. Mixed by Miles from Demdike Stare.
- E-Saggila last spotted on Opal tapes and now with some filthy bangers on BANK Records NYC.
- A right brain masher on Conditional from Sebastian Camens. Recommended for fans of EVOL.
- Claude Speeed - too many eee’s.
- Ambient rocker Garrett reveals his ‘Private Life’ on Music From Memory.
- Mannequin reissue a sought after, classic 1990 EBM/techno monster from Techno Bert.
- Yves De Mey returns to his Grey Branches alias for a 2LP of experimental techno.
- Limited White Stains double cassette of racket on iDEAL Recordings.
- Peacefrog reissue 90’s house gems from Paul Johnson and Gemini.
- Hantrax tinkles the ivories on Ekster.
- Cosmic space jazz from Danny Wolfers aka Legowelt on his Nightwind label.
- Rare Kwaito era South African house and synth-funk from Senyaka Kekana reissued on Rush Hour.
- Autechre flavoured/inspired gear from exm.
- Dance pop from Stockholm’s Baba Stiltz.
- The one and only DJ Stingray’s solid electro/techno ‘Kern’ mix for Tresor.
- Straight up electro and off-kilter techno from Randomer on L.I.E.S.
- Infectious Ghom cuts straight outta Durban from TLC Fam.
- Spannered EP from Shit & Shine.
- Floor shredding pounders from Ghost In The Machine on Perc Trax.
- Classic 154 ‘Strike’ album finally reissued. Lush dubby gear from Newworldaquarium.
- Rare, 1985 vintage jackin’ Chicago House from Terrence Woodard reissued by WeMe.
- Daphni has done a Fabric mix with all of his own tunes.
- Gurgling electro and an intense techno storm from Ekman on Shiprec.
- Plus Person Of Interest , Bill Vortex aka Poborsk, Orbe on Hivern, 18 Rays on Antinote, Ben Penn on Safe Trip, Ploy on Timedance.
- Old fashioned bad time music from Sarcasm.
- Sludgy punks Nothing Clean / Art Of Burning Water get sharing.
- Girl Ray. Every one of them is a lady. Stick that BBC.
- Good Psychedelic Furs song ‘Pretty Pink’ out on double 7”.
For those of us not on BBC wages..
- Static Caravan titles from £4.99!
- 50% off Box Bedroom Rebels 7”s.
- All the rest of our Latest Reductions.
This week we came to the conclusion that, let’s face it, the internet is just not our strong point. See you next time when we’ve learnt how to work it.
Words: Clint, Ant and parts of Robin.
Work: Pip, Kim, Robin halved, Benn, Laurie, Nathon and in the corner Ian.
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Best records this week
According to our review team at least...
POLICA and s t a r g a z e
8/10 from Laurie
8/10 from Robin