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Exclusives!

We had a bunch of exclusives this week so let’s re-cap:

  • Two classic Hood albums re-pressed onto vinyl.
  • Brand new Plinth on Public House Recordings.

Oh, look at all the treats we have in store for you this week. The Grizzly Bear record is utterly super, there’s a great album by The Last Dinosaur which you must check if you like sad music, two long-lost Hood records have been re-issued on lovely vinyl, and there's even a brand-new release by Plinth on our very own Public House Recordings imprint.

What else?

New:

Newly hatched.

  • A tuneful blast of catchy post lo-fi from Amy O.
  • Really great, really windswept experimental pop music from Grizzly Bear.
  • Plinth makes music using old victorian music boxes.
  • Litigious man and wife The Dears go soulful and intimate.
  • Lovely folky stuff from previous tough nuts The Duke Spirit.
  • The Districts try to bring the 2000s Ameri-Indie sound to the stadium.
  • Brilliant heartfelt songs from The Last Dinosaur. Kinda Sparklehorse meets Talk Talk.
  • The Trailer Trash Tracys sound nothing like their name would suggest. It’s UK art rock.
  • And you will know them by the trail of beer ‘n’ baseball caps…. it has to be Lambchop.
  • Mumbling grumbling UK rap pioneer Ghostpoet.
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. They like synths you know.
  • Super splintered avant rock from Housewives. Highly limited.
  • Spooky string tessellations for sour times from Nadia Sirola.
  • Two records of solo electric guitar from Comets on Fire dude The Odyssey Cult.
  • Not just the Dwight Twilley of his generation. Please say ‘hi’ to Kelley Stoltz
  • This bloody weather never quite makes its mind up. Matthew Bourne knows what we mean.

Reissues:

They just can’t let it go….

  • Two exclusive re-issues from Leeds very own pastoral post rock/electronic secret Hood.
  • Dead serious post punk misery guts Interpol get their rather good ‘Our Love To Admire’ revamped.
  • Paul Weller’s oddball ‘80s folly The Style Council get a few albums re-considered.

Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:

Taking the kids on holiday to (Theo) Parris(h).

  • Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe’s experiments with Harry Bertoia’s sound sculptures. LP on Demdike Stare’s DDS label.
  • Damaged sounds of suburban decay from sonic archeologists Fossil Aerosol Mining Project.
  • Detroit’s Byron The Aquarius pops up on Floating Points’ Eglo label for a 12” of interstellar disco, jazz, acid and house.
  • Dark and grungy, distorted acid/techno from Italian producer Shinoby. For fans of Mike Dred etc.
  • Reconstructed Sheffield Bleep tracks from Detromental on Central Processing Unit.
  • Neil Landstrumm’s been playing with Shopkins.
  • Trax for the wee hours from FXHE affiliate Jason Fine on Don’t Be Afraid.
  • Anotherday reissue DJ Bone’s (aka Differ-Ent) in demand ‘Riding The Thin Line’ 12”. Originally issued in 1999 on Juan Atkins legendary Metroplex imprint.
  • Mondo Groove reissue LP of early ‘80s Commodore 64 / SID Chip tunes from K.Bytes.
  • Sote processing and re-imaging traditional Persian instruments on Opal Tapes.
  • 12” from unsung Scottish techno hero Stephen Brown on Echocord Color.
  • Moonlit ambient from Tamaru & Chihei Hatakeyama.
  • re:works Piano’ CD/2LP feat. Appleblim, Anders Bruk, Cagedbaby, Third Son, Dusty Kid etc. re: working Satie, Bach, Pachelbel, Debussy and Co.

7”s:

Can we squeeze ‘em in?

  • Really good and in no way past their best indie chaps The Charlatans.
  • As annoying as Phil but more talented. It’s Ariel Pink.
  • Hard psych rock with no dilly-dallying from The Oscillation.
  • 60’s inspired fuzz and psych from the back streets of Burnley by The Goa Express.

While I’m here, a big shout out to my mother who is 71 today (or tomorrow - better check on that). See you next week!

Credits:

Words: Clint, Robin and Ant.
Work: Laurie, Ian, Phil, Robin, Jamie and Benn.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Plinth

Collected Machine Music

9/10 from Jamie

It’s Michael Tanner’s Plinth project and his spook-tronica classic, Collected Machine Music from 2012. The digipack cd from Time Released Sound is long since out o...read on »

Matthew Bourne

Isotach

9/10 from Jamie

Isotach. A line on a map connecting points of equal wind speed on a graph... So it’s welcome back, local man -- and apparently weather-obsessed -- Matthew Bourne. That Y...read on »

Grizzly Bear

Painted Ruins

9/10 from Robin

Praised ahead of schedule, I’ve always felt that Grizzly Bear’s best record has been growing in secret, waiting beyond the treeline. ‘Yellow House’, th...read on »

Nadia Sirota

Tessellatum

9/10 from Laurie

Witness the string tessellation of Nadia Sirota and Liam Byrne, playing the spooky microtonal drones of Donnacha Dennehy on this new one on Bedroom Community. They play the vi...read on »

Don Leisure

Shaboo

8/10 from Andy

Amidst the static and partially tuned sounds of a radio switching between Radio Sunrise 20 years ago and boom bap hip-hop we hear children beseeching an adult for a story...read on »

Ghostpoet

Dark Days + Canapés

8/10 from Clinton

Forgive me a moment whilst I tell you about my running route. I head to Bingley, past Cottingley, up a massive hill (it hurts) and down a beautiful leafy lane that eventually ...read on »

The Last Dinosaur

The Nothing

8/10 from Clinton

We're trying. We're trying hard to find you good music amidst the barrels of slop we must wade through each day. Following a morning in which I want to smash my head against t...read on »

Martin Hannett

Homage to Delia Derbyshire

8/10 from Jamie

Martin Hannett, then: Factory Records’ in-house producer that made some amazing, iconic records with OMD, Durutti Column and most famously, Joy Division’s ‘U...read on »

Tamaru & Chihei Hatakeyama

Lunar Eclipse

8/10 from Jamie

As a textural sound-mapper, Chihei Hatakeyama is a guy who likes his monaural approach, slowly unspooling his ideas as parallel strands of wool for you guys /me to stretch wit...read on »

PYRIT

UFO

8/10 from Jamie

This here PYRIT is a dude named Thomas Kuratli, who moved from Zurich to Paris, found an abandoned car park and made an album there about a guy called UFO. Through some bits o...read on »

Haruka Nakamura Piano Ensemble

Hikari

8/10 from Jamie

For starters, this is the most lavishly packaged double-CD set I’ve seen in years; it took me at least 5 minutes to (carefully) prise the box open. Having navigated your...read on »

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

Levitation Praxis Pt 4

8/10 from Ant

Harry Bertoia’s sound sculptures are beautiful looking and sounding things. If you copped that ‘Sonambient’ 8CD box set on Important Records you’ll kno...read on »

Fossil Aerosol Mining Project

The Unlistening Place

8/10 from Ant

The enigmatic Fossil Aerosol Mining Project return with another co-release on their Afterdays Media label and Jim Haynes’ The Helen Scarsdale Agency. ‘The Unlisten...read on »

Featured albums

Byron The Aquarius
Detromental
Jason Fine
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Amy O
Stephen Brown
Various
Shinoby
Tamaru & Chihei Hatakeyama
Nadia Sirota
K.Bytes
Lambchop
Fossil Aerosol Mining Project
Trailer Trash Tracys
The Last Dinosaur
The Goa Express
The Oscillation
Housewives
Kelley Stoltz
Sote
The Dears
Matthew Bourne
The Charlatans
The Duke Spirit
Ghostpoet
Ariel Pink
Neil Landstrumm
DJ Bone
OMD
Grizzly Bear
The Districts
Plinth
Interpol