- Record of the Week….. plus listen to some of the week’s best tunes on our Weekly Playlist.
- PRE-ORDER: Exclusive stuff on Lost Tribe Sound from William Ryan Fritch and kj.
- Aphex Twin: Loads of classics discounted til the end of August.
- Sleaford Mods: Grab yourself much of their back catalogue at knock down prices.
Here we are. Desperately trying to unsee the Mercury Prize shortlist while furnishing you with the best bits of the week’s releases. For good albums check our Recommendations or Reviews or while you are here scan your eyes ‘neath these words for random info bursts.
Once more unto the breach…..
- Deerful. A posh squashy voice over arcade game electronics.
- Fake Laugh make indie for fans of Horsebeach and Wild Nothing.
- The KVB bloke mines a dreamier and poppier landscape as Saccades.
- AJ Holmes writes an ode to a housing estate.
- A Place To Bury Strangers feller Dion Lunadon splutters out some blistering rock and roll.
- Chicago’s Crown Larks blend math rock and jazz improvisation ….and flute.
- Howling Bells songstress Juanita Stein writes fades postcards to dustbowl America.
- John Stammers out some nice fingerpicked music for sunny afternoons.
- Scuzzy lo-fi synth pop and indie from Girl One and the Grease Guns
- The Fall. Bloody awful.
- Childhood burst forth with a soul soaked classic songwriting.
- Big guns Arcade Fire unleash their latest enormous singalong.
- Missing early Bon Iver? Try Laucan.
- Badbadnotgood vinylize their record collections.
- The Butterfly Effect compilation showcases a bunch of unheard northern English bands.
- Grandiose singer Manchester Orchestra makes propulsive emotional big music.
- Golden Retriever are a full chamber ensemble and a rather great dog.
- All of the musics of Manchester spread across 7CDs. The greats and loads of super rarities.
- Liverpool’s lost dreamers The La’s are still milking that debut.
- The Kooks ‘Konk’ features such hits as ‘Ooh La’ and ‘Sofa Song’. Klassic Kooks
- Super Furry Animals brill second LP ‘Radiator’ gets the big re-issue treatment.
- Boredoms affiliated OOIOO get their ‘Gold & Green’ re-unleashed.
Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:
Resident Advisor….. for kids!
- Two sexy experimental techno records from HOM and Abandoned Footwear on Isounderscore, direct from the U.S. underground. Editions of 250 copies printed with foil stamped art on fluorescent jackets.
- Lapalux enlists a bunch of guest vocalists and adds some classical flourishes to his sound on his new full-length on Brainfeeder.
- Ian Hicks / Luxos / Carl Matthews / The Schmutz Sisters share on EP on Optimo offshoot So Low. Featuring a killer from Ian Hicks - previously heard on his Clan Destine tape.
- Futuristic, dynamic, sci-fi like electronica from exm on Touched Music. Proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.
- Illum Sphere gets remixed by Beau Wanzer, Hieroglyphic Being, Machine Woman, Gavsborg (Equiknoxx) and Fotomachine on Ninja Tune.
- Rough-ass breakbeat hardcore pummeler's on Diagonal from Koehler / StabUdown Productions aka Prostitutes.
- Coupla new tracks from Daphni as heard on his Fabriclive mix. Limited 12” on Jiaolong.
- Chihei Hatakeyama lands on Room40 for an LP of hazy ambient.
- Androo joins Music From Memory’s Second Circle sublabel for an EP incorporating Balearic, disco, downbeat, deep house and dub.
- Denis Mpunga & Paul K get remixed by Prins Emanuel, Dazion, Androo, Tolouse Low Trax and Interstellar Funk on Music From Memory.
- The enigmatic John T. Gast lands on Blackest Ever Black with a plate of ethereal dancehall and pop-ambient.
- SCSI-9’s Anton Kubikov album of tranquil ambient on Kompakt.
- Terence Fixmer bangers on Ostgut Ton.
- Reissue of Martin Kornberger & Volker Kuhn’s proggy/new age ‘Embrace’ album from 1986.
- Limited LP of fantasy synth scores from Timothy Fife on Death Waltz Originals.
- Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald present Borderland - Detroit/Berlin techno don’s back at it on Tresor.
- Brian Case album features a Suicide-esque cover of Robert Wyatt’s ‘Shipbuilding'.
- Electro-punk/EBM action from L.A’s High-Functioning Flesh on DAIS.
- Esmark have a pair of dread filled, dark and hypnotic LPs on Bureau B.
- Ace Reggae-Not-Reggae moves from Pedrodollar on Born Free.
- +++ Coki meets Trixx 12”, OOBE EP on Blueberry, Rich La Bonte on Dark Entries, Kuniyuki album on Mule Musiq, Moa Pillar LP on Full Of Nothing, Patricia on Spectral, The Parels LP, Robot Koch 12”.
- Mac DeMarco-esque alt-croonerism from Aldous RH.
- Aussie punkers The Shifters.
- Real Numbers. They sound like something on C86 and one of them has a moustache.
- Very limited single by Bonnie Prince Billy. Quick!
That’s it. Tomorrow we’ll be sending one of those special email things so you might want so stay poised by your workstations at...oh...about midday-ish.
Words: Clint and Ant.
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