- Record of the Week…..
- Listen to some of the week’s best tunes on our Weekly Playlist.
- Pre-order: Godspeed, The Necessaries (Arthur Russell), Deerhoof...and the rest.
- CHEAP! Brian Jonestown Massacre.
It’s strange when you go viral. We now know what it must be like for celebrity Twitter people. Please rest assured that we sold the Arcade Fire record in good faith....we just didn’t know. We’re sorry. In less exciting news we’ve had some pretty severe problems with our sink as we blocked the damn thing up with coffee remnants. The good news is that it’s fixed.
So on this slow news day let’s take a look at what is in this week.
New music! New! You won’t have heard this before.
- Lush electro-pop on a new level from Briana Marela.
- Winsome lo-fi indie rock from nipper Soccer Mommy.
- Caroline Says brings us heartfelt autumnal sad and jangle pop.
- Very young people Girl Ray make an album of delicate sun dappled indie-pop.
- New Zealand three piece Mermaidens play psych rock garage and name their album after my torso.
- Naomi Punk make lo-fi sound collage rock like This Heat burnt to a crisp.
- Shayne Carter the Doublehappys and Straightjacket Fits man writes his first piano album.
- Dead Cross is the latest supergroup from supergroup collector Mike Patton.
- Rock and roll lunatics Coldplay.
- Warm Digits ask their guests to stay for tea.
- Ya gotta get this Don Leisure LP if you like Madlib/Dilla etc.
Warning: You might have heard these.
- Dome headed sonic lord Sir Brian Eno gets his old things re-issued.
- A mixed bag of beautiful melancholy and knees-up folk from Lal & Mike Waterson.
- ‘90s era indie synth pop duo They Go Boom get collected.
- A slew of things from ol’ ragged man Neil Young.
- 60’s gallic pop from Claude Lombard (actually Belgian).
- Former Swell Map Epic Soundtracks gets some off kilter sounds re-dished.
Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:
No soft play at the Surgeon matinee.
- Mønic gets remixed by Brummie techno master Regis.
- Intense and intimate mental catharsis from Pan Daijing on PAN.
- New EP from Ben Frost - recorded by Steve Albini who contributes a remix alongside Lotic.
- Sähkö repress Mika Vainio’s superb ‘Olveo’ album as Ø and minimal techno blueprint 12” as Philus.
- Cosmic ambient from Helsinki’s DJ Sotofett Presents Jesse on Sähkö’s Keys of Life sister label.
- Official reissues of ultra-rare, vintage NYC disco bombs from Cloud One aka Patrick Adams and Peter Brown.
- Simon James (The Simonsound) weaves a tapestry of Radiophonic and found sounds on LP + accompanying CD of modular synth drones and twiddles.
- Body Horror electronics from Croww’s debut on The Death of Rave. Single-sided, clear wax edition of 300 copies.
- Alex Menzies tape - more experimental than his recordings as Alex Smoke. Nab a copy if you dug his stuff on Umor Rex.
- Raw, lo-fi stompers from SSJJ and Devin Dare with a limited split 12” on Funkineven’s Apron label.
- Moonlit synth textures galore on Correlations tape for Spun Out Of Control.
- Optimo Trax reissue a 1987 electrobeat gem from Robotiko Rejekto.
- Swedish producer Bauri has a new EP of tasty electronica on B12’s FireScope label. Fact: He once appeared on olde Norman in-house label Jonathon Whiskey 15 years ago!
- EQD pair of optimised, fully functional techno club tools from René Pawlowitz aka as Shed
- Minimal melodies and sometimes disrupted tranquility from Enrico Coniglio & Matteo Uggeri.
- Goldie’s D&B anthem ‘Inner City Life’ remixed by Burial on silver vinyl.
- New Wave/Post-Punk/Electro reissue action from Dark Entries with Tobias Bernstrup and 3 Teens Kill 4 records exhumed.
- Oldskool hardcore/breakbeat laced techno from Cop Envy on Templar Sound.
- Theo Parrish & Specter mixtape/CD live at Detroit’s Music Gallery. Plus debut 12” from Detroit youngsters Julion De’Angelo & Thomas Xu on Sound Signature for fans of Theo, Kerri Chandler etc.
- Cosmic, psychedelic, mystical voyages from Peter Power & Friends on Invisible, Inc.
- Much needed reissue of the full John Morales mix of Universal Robot Band’s disco-funk classic ‘Barely Breaking Even’.
- Beat laden vocal hollering with a Welsh twang from Casi.
- Vocoder led Kraftwerk style electronics from Pardon Moi.
- Shaun Ryder’s ‘unique’ vocal talents are heard on a bizarre 7” from Howie B and Craig Richards.
- Oddball breakfast themed video game pop from Pete Ellison.
- New Guided By Voices 7”.
- Selling millions (ok...tens) of this Sundara Karma 7”.
Clint says: They’ve let me out for the week so I’ll leave you in the more than capable paws of Robin for next week’s updates. He’s a big Bruce Springsteen fan so you’ll be fine.
Words: Clint and Ant.
Work: Phil, Kim, Benn, Robin, Nathon and Ian.
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“I ordered a record and it arrived”.
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9/10 from Ant