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Weekly Update Tricky, The Killers, Ufomammut, NAD, Ben Frost, and more...

Highlights...

Phil is back but we have to pretend we were totally ok without him and we weren’t stressed at all and show him he is not in any way indispensible. Ok? You can keep a secret, right? In return we are chucking at you the best bits of this week’s mountainous release schedule and there are loads of very good ones. Ready? Let’s go.

New:

A list of things that we are selling.

Then there’s the Twin Peaks soundtracks, there’s this one...or this one. We have no idea where the Horrors, The Killers or The Clientele albums have got to but I’m sure they will be here soon.

Reissues:

No It Bites this week….but we have these.

  • 90’s slowcore drifters Acetone.
  • More demos from the La’s - the band who could have been Cast.
  • If like me you can deal ok with Brian Wilson’s so-so solo years here is a comp of the ‘best’ bits.


Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:

Kieran Hebden? As in bridge?

  • Burial remoulds 90's Garage/House into his singular, melancholy vision - backed by a Kode9 footwork remix.
  • Move quickly if you wanna snap up the limited KH (Kieran Hebden / Four Tet) 12” on Text.
  • Devastatingly gorgeous, serene ambient bliss-out from Waveform Transmission (DeepChord’s Rod Modell & Chris Troy). The first offering from the duo in 20 years.
  • Sublime minimal/ambient reissue from Midori Takada & Masahiko Satoh.
  • Ninos Du Brasil return to Hospital Productions with an album inspired by vampirism. Dark electronics and tribal drums galore, plus Arto Lindsay pops up on there.
  • Superb debut album with elements of dubbed out industrial/concrète/free jazz/EBM and beyond from JASSS on iDEAL.
  • Absorbing and intricate late night club tools from Beatrice Dillon & Call Super on Hessle Audio.
  • Jlin utilises fragments of a tune from Ben Frost’s forthcoming album, working them into complex, off-kilter footwork rhythms.
  • Radiant new drone/trance/meditative studio recordings from Laraaji. Includes ‘Sun Gong’ bundled in there too.
  • Subtly effective, complex rhythms and refined melodies from Steffi on Ostgut Ton.
  • Nutjob funkers from Black Dice madman Eric Copeland on DFA.
  • Acid breakcore tornado from Ruby My Dear on Love Love Records.
  • Music From Memory dig up Workdub related cassette tracks of 80’s exotic ambient, electro-boogie cuts from Vincent.
  • Minor Science returns to Whities with his bass in tow.
  • Triple pack of face melting bangers from AnD on Speedy J’s Electric Deluxe label.
  • Coupla plates of super deep, hypnotic, spacey techno from Sam KDC and Saturne (Sam KDC & ASC) on Auxiliary.
  • Proper electro goodness on Frustrated Funk from Adapta aka Steve Conner of Bitstream.
  • Beatrice Dillon / Peder Mannerfelt remix Ploy on Timedance.
  • Yorkshire kosmische, vintage synth trips from Craven Faults.
  • Pure pounders from Clouds / Randomer on new label Headstrong Records.
  • Deliciously dark and brooding contemporary Drum & Bass from Italian producer Last Life on Samurai Music. Tip if you dig Pessimist.
  • Lush, pulsating 4-Track EP of slick modern techno on Semantica from Donato Dozzy collaborator Nuel.
  • H.Takahashi’s ambient explores the power of sound to emotionally mutate and enhance the listener's space. Created on his iPhone in and around Tokyo. LP on Where To Now?
  • Midland in the mix with tunes from Daphni, LFO, Kowton, Beatrice Dillon and Shinichi Atobe on his Fabric CD.
  • UK techno legend NAD (Mustafa Ali / Epoch 90) returns after decades, with a superb EP of his vision of futuristic Detroit techno for Rush Hour.
  • FatCat return to their techno roots with new imprint FCR, making its debut with a limited 12” from Cottam backed with a remix by Detroit’s Todd Modes.
  • Ultra limited white label promo style 12" of edits from Adesse Versions.
  • ‘Relight’ 12" EP on Light Of Other Days incl. Michal Turtle (Music From Memory), Unknown Mobile, Phantom Island and Total Burnout remixes.
  • +++ Ron (Trent) & Manoo, Chekov on Shanti Celeste’s Peah Discs, Anno Stamm on All City, Kit 'n C.L.A.W.S aka Kit Clayton and Brian Hock on Squirrels On Film, Kölsch album on Kompakt, Red Stars Over Tokyo LP.

That’s it, I suppose.

Our people:

This week laid out in Christmas tree formation...

Phil Clint Nathon Benn
Robin Laurie Kim
Jamie Ant

Customer Compliment of the Week:
“very nice”

Our Feefo reviews are laughing at you.


Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Luciferian Towers

10/10 from Robin

I can’t believe I’m doing this but I am. This, in the grand scheme of things, is just another Godspeed humdinger. forty minutes instead of a cinematic hour plus. P...read on »

Memory Drawings

The Nearest Exit

9/10 from Robin

Memory Drawings are such a wonderful conundrum. A band of grayscale shadow-makers, they’re complemented with colourful musical timbres, their sound something like a heav...read on »

Craven Faults

Netherfield Works

9/10 from Clinton

Well...what do we have here? A two track EP of pulsating synth instrumentals that seem to explore the lost and hidden underbelly of West Yorkshire. The ideal cross mesh of a b...read on »

Enter Shikari

The Spark

9/10 from Benn

I have been waiting for this for ages. Seriously, I've been checking through the post on the down-low at work hoping for a glimpse for about a month. I'm not too sure if my en...read on »

Waveform Transmission (Rod Modell & Chris Troy)

V 2.0-2.9

9/10 from Ant

The ever reliable Astral Industries imprint bring us the first new material in over 20 years from Detroit dub techno/celestial ambient master Rod Modell (DeepChord, cv313) and...read on »

Laraaji

Sun Gong

9/10 from Laurie

Oh, how I long to be elsewhere right now. Far, far away, away from stress, the rushed world of music commerce, lying on a cloud next to a huge stereo. I’ve just popped o...read on »

Brix & The Extricated

Part 2

8/10 from Clinton

Well it was a worry. A massive worry but Brix and her fellow the Fall escapees have made the sort of warm and enjoyable album that is the antithesis of the angry slop the Fall...read on »

Midnight Sister

Saturn Over Sunset

8/10 from Clinton

Sleek and enjoyable 60s influenced pop music that has lots of keyboard and therefore sort of places it in between the worlds of Maston and Quasi. These are discofied takes on ...read on »

Omni

Multi-task

8/10 from Robin

We drank some particularly strong coffee today; so it goes, Omni would say. Jumping about the place like an over-piqued collective of office drones mid mass-walkout, their gui...read on »

METZ

Strange Peace

8/10 from Robin

The good thing about Metz is that they will literally be writing the same song until they break up. This is not a slight: it’s the realest praise I’ve ever given o...read on »

Ninos Du Brasil

Vida Eterna

8/10 from Ant

Ninos Du Brasil, the Italian duo of Nico Vascellari and Nicolò Fortuni are back with their third full-length - their second vinyl album for Hospital Productions (CD is ...read on »

Antwood

Sponsored Content

8/10 from Laurie

Ah, it felt like only last year that I was sitting in this exact chair, with these headphones on, listening to Antwood’s debut album with joy and confusion plastered ove...read on »

Minor Science

Whities 012

8/10 from Laurie

Here is Minor Science with his 3rd record on Whities, and so far it’s looking like every 4th record on the label is down to him. Look at that cover - fancy things behind...read on »

JASSS

Weightless

8/10 from Ant

Having enjoyed both of the JASSS records on Mannequin’s ‘Death Of The Machines’ series, I was expecting more of the same from this Spanish artist. However, o...read on »

Teresa Winter

Untitled Death

8/10 from Ant

Proper zoned album of subtly effective, hallucinogenic electronics from Teresa Winter. The records title i.e ‘Untitled Death’ and the cover image of shrooms elude ...read on »

Featured albums

Sam KDC
Last Life
Saturne
KH
Jon Collin
Beatrice Dillon & Call Super
JASSS
Ruby My Dear
Burial
Adesse Versions
Minor Science
Ninos Du Brasil
Ben Frost
Brian Wilson
Shilpa Ray
Ron & Manoo
Ancient Ocean
H.Takahashi
Red Stars Over Tokyo
Waveform Transmission (Rod Modell & Chris Troy)
Midland
Neil Campbell & Richard Youngs
Tortoise
Eric Copeland
Craven Faults
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Duds
Kölsch
Various
The Wedding Present
Memory Drawings
Ploy
Vincent
Kit 'n C.L.A.W.S
Midori Takada & Masahiko Satoh
Steffi
Midnight Sister
Cottam
Nuel
Acetone
Ufomammut
AnD
The La's
The Killers
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Randomer / Clouds
Laraaji
The Lemon Twigs
Phoebe Bridgers
The Clientele
Tricky
Marc Almond
Chekov
Omni
METZ
Wolves In The Throne Room
Wand
Hannah Peel
The Horrors
Wesley Fuller
Susanne Sundfør
Various
Various
Cristobal And The Sea
Adapta
NAD