ALBUM OF THE WEEK! Lovely wood-based bucolic compositions from The Green Kingdom.
RE-ISSUE OF THE WEEK! Everyone should buy the Blue Velvet soundtrack...please?
Ripe for plucking from the record tree.
- Popular mopers The National splurge out in different directions.
- Quirky veterans Sparks are the world’s best 70 something art rock group.
- Grotesquely gentle Canadian Chad Van Gaalen.
- Laraaji - gong but not forgotten.
- Art-rock dismantlers Deerhoof invite their friends.
- Danish kraut trio Papir. No relation to Jean-Pierre Papin.
- You want polished and catchy indie pop? They Alvvays do the business.
- Zola Jesus covers ‘Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosy’ on her new album. Actually she doesn’t.
- Marvellous authentic 60’s orchestrated pop from El Goodo.
- Alex Cameron. Seriously, why?
- Woozy and hypnotic psych rock from Beaches. They are from Australia where there are lots of beaches.
- This could be any Anna of the North. There’s lots of Anna’s round here.
- For those who like Sufjan’s ‘Carrie & Lowell’ try Angelo De Augustine.
Loads more we don’t have time to tell you about on our New In page.
Huzzah! They get their own section of psych rock goodies.
- Their slowest and saddest plum Mt Mountain ….and again…….and another!
- Australia’s answer to the Cosmic Dead could be Hotel Wrecking City Traders.
- Canada’s best psych can be found on Return of the Son of Gutbucket.
Coming round for their victory lap.
- Sultry as the Cadbury’s Caramel rabbit are Mazzy Star.
- Neil Young. Now not all that young but made this when his name was more apt.
- Psych busy people The Underground Youth re-issue their thousandth album.
- Bir Ravid Dowie. ‘Hunky Dory’ on GOLD vinyl.
Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:
“Mister Locke, Prurient is far too noisy for the after school club”.
- Mount Kimbie dragged Micachu, James Blake, King Krule and Andrea Balency into the studio for their third album - on Warp.
- echospace [detroit] nourishment from Radius, Intrusion, Shorelights.
- Prurient on fine form with a vinyl edition of his ‘Unknown Rains’ tape.
- Lali Puna return on Morr Music with their first album of pop-tronica in forever.
- Genre swerving album from Los Angeles producer Nosaj Thing. Great tune on there featuring Steve Spacek.
- Spacious and melodic cyborg pop from Antwood on Planet Mu.
- Spiralling technicolour electronica with nods to Gold Panda and Fourtet from Indian Wells.
- Crys Cole & Oren Ambarchi sound art job which I ain't heard yet because I only have two ears.
- I Speak Machine do the horror/sci-fi soundtrack type thing, this time roping in Benge.
- Ex-Terrestrial EP aka Adam Feingold (1080p/Apron) hypnagogic space jazz or something.
- Sci-fi disco/proto-techno/ambient LP from Bruno Spoerri and an intergalactic Bruno Spoerri & Reto Weber LP, both reissued on WRWTFWW.
- Cirque De La Musique compilation LP incl. Like A Tim, Kettel, Bangkok Impact etc.
- Free tote bag with Erased Tapes Collection VIII if you’re quick. Features the Aphex Twin flavoured and favoured tune from Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm (Ryan Davis Rethink).
- Phill Niblock LP on GOD Records 'Rhymes With Water'... bring your daughter to the slaughter.
- DMX Krew electro/Braindancing 2LP on Hypercolour.
- Johan Zetterquist guitar noise sculptures and grotty comatose acid from High Boys (Dungeon Acid & Joachim Nordwall), both on iDEAL Recordings.
- More collapsing electronic mayhem from Shit & Shine on Editions Mego.
- Hi-NRG New Age music from Bênní on Goner Records.
- Squirming acid/303 twiddling on Acid Test from Trick Finger aka John Frusciante.
- Ambient corner: Tim Mislock, Jason van Wyk, Wil Bolton, Sana Obruent, Vlimmer.
- Bigger than your pee-thing… 12”s from Mana on Hyperdub, Zomby on Big Dada, Hodge on Hemlock, Etapp Kyle on Ostgut Ton, Earlham Mystics aka Luke Abbott, Sven Weisemann on Echocord, Klanken on DEEWEE, Pinch & Mumdance on Tectonic, Achim Maerz on Don’t Be Afraid, Bottin on 2MR.
A fillet of Phil...
- Finders Keepers unearth more library stuff from Emma De Angelis.
- Two 7”s from folky country lass Margo Price.
- Modern Studies met Lomond Campbell at the Edinburgh fringe and subsequently covered each other’s music and shoved it on a 7”.
That’s it! Please let us go home now.
This week in our favoured 4-4-2 formation:
Clint Ant Robin Nathon
Kim Laurie Ian Phil
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