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Highlights...


My word it’s getting busy. Let’s get straight into the onion bag and glance at the things that are making us work extra hard.


New:

Sweeping into the office like they own the place….

  • Right, as we’re alive and there’s air about it’s time for another King Gizzard LP.
  • Grungy guitar skewerers Flat Worms on Castle Face.
  • Beck. Not that good is it? Or is it?
  • Like a lot of his fellow musicians William Patrick Corgan has spent much of his later years having Twitter spats but now he is back making music.
  • New King Krule LP. Buy if you like a bloodhound slobbering over twi-lit soul. Good but goes on a bit.
  • They have more in common than just lots of hair... it’s Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile.
  • Showing it’s still ok for the over 50s to indie-pop are Even As We Speak.
  • In on vinyl is the new Four Tet.
  • St Vincent. Would you like us to do any bending?
  • Who thought this was a good idea?
  • Beautiful Nyman-seque neo-classical from Angele David-Guillou.
  • Melkbelly make Breeders-esque indie-rock but make it difficult.
  • Ash Ra Temple Experience are a supergroup (Manuel Göttsching, Ariel Pink, Oren Ambarchi, Shags Chamberlain) formed to play Ash Ra Temple songs.
  • Chain & the Gang. Really important latest time passer from Ian Svenonius.
  • Tenniscoats remind us once again (as if we could forget) that ‘Music Exists’.
  • None of this google friendly mis-spelling lark for noise rock two piece John.
  • Lords of Thyme are finally the band that could be the new Pentangle.
  • Honey voiced Mirah collabs with world’s best Derek offshoot Jherek Bishoff.
  • Lofty post punk from Fake Palms.
  • You know love? You know how it rides a dark horse? That… as an album.
  • Misty countryside inspiration for some dark textures from Guy Andrews.
  • Cello unravels as electronics hover, then flutter. It’s Raven.
  • Voice and harmonium laments from Samandtheplants.
  • Grunge poppers Bloody Knees make brash indie with nods to...oh I don’t know Shed Seven.
  • There’s a new Yellow6….but we’re confused. It’s not Christmas yet.


Reissues:

Smells like 1969…..

  • Listen if you like the Brian Jonestown Massacre: the Rolling Stones.
  • Liverpool lads about town the Coral.
  • 80 tracks covering 45 years of The Residents.
  • Brilliant post punk/soul/jazz/funk soup from Maximum Joy.
  • In news that will be of interest to both me and my brother and probably no-one else in the world, someone has seen fit to re-issue that World of Pooh album.
  • Captain Beefheart’s aptly titled but also brilliant ‘Safe As Milk’.

Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:

No time this week for his ‘Toddler’s Guide to Industrial Noise’ class.

  • Trippy horror score type gear from former Stereolab lady Morgane Lhote aka Hologram Teen.
  • Samuel Kerridge whizzes up the tempo for some vicious EBM spiked pummeler's on Downwards.
  • Over 500 channels of audio comprise bvdub’s latest 77min melancholy ambient epic.
  • Eerie cello work from Svarte Greiner, embracing the strange noises of an unused industrial space.
  • Coupla LPs from BEAST (Koen Holtkamp of Mountains) exploring the generative possibilities of rhythm.
  • Special Request’s latest album of pirate radio compatible ravers.
  • Limited edition CD from drøne aka Mark Van Hoen (Seefeel, Locust) & Mike Harding (Touch), weaving modular synth around field recordings and other gubbins.
  • Industrial/post-punk electronics from Downwards associate Autumns.
  • Arse ripping power electronics, vinyl reissue of olde tape from Atrax Morgue on Urashima.
  • Majestic, hazy droning ambient from kj on Lost Tribe Sound. 150 copies.
  • Jay Glass Dubs shatters and rebuilds Guerilla Toss.
  • Mouse on Mars mangling footwork/juke styles.
  • Metallic drones ingrained with revulsion and longing from Vanity Productions on Posh Isolation.
  • Frantic, collage-like movements from Sandro Perri’s electronic ensemble Off World.
  • Lieven Martens Moana aka Dolphins Into the Future ventures into the Amazon.
  • Time Attendant gets starker and more percussive on a stomp through shadowy suburbia.
  • Embrace your inner cybergoth with two class, early Skinny Puppy reissues.
  • Tessela’s breakbeat stormer ‘Hackney Parrot’ just got 10 tonnes heavier.
  • Smashing, oriental flavoured, modern lounge/exotica/muzak from Martin Glass.
  • Grubby techno/electro/acid bangers from L.A’s Dreams (Nous, Apron) w/ extra mucky Innsyter remix.
  • Ilpo Väisänen of Pan Sonic and Dirk Dresselhaus of Schneider TM album as die Angel on Cosmo Rhythmatic will shrink you into a subatomic particle.
  • Glistening Detroit techno from El Coyote aka DJ Dex (Dan Caballero / Nomadico) and Esteban Adame (Galaxy To Galaxy, Los Hermanos) on Yaxteq.
  • Tranquil breakbeat driven house and bubbling, liquid ambient from Waterpark aka Khotin (1080p).
  • Ultra sought after 1991 ACV house cuts from Leo Anibaldi reissued on Fast Forward.
  • Worriedaboutsatan and Stefan Bachmeier Spun Out Of Control spools.
  • Emotive, grandparent friendly club music from Kiasmos feat. Bonobo and Stimming remixes.
  • Posthuman feat. Josh Caffe stroboscopic acid housers on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams.
  • Fierce electro-squelchers from Jensen Interceptor on CPU.
  • Ultra-limited Gang of Ducks, handmade clear vinyl series action from Traag.
  • Carnival vibes and an off-kilter wiggler from Joe on Hessle Audio.
  • Lamont’s original vision of grime on Loefah’s 81.
  • DJ Sports’ snazzy, genre hopping double-pack on Firecracker re-pressed!
  • +++ O’Flynn on NInja Tune, Fatima Al Qadiri on Hyperdub, Fort Romeau on DGTL, Von Haze LP on Drone, Passarani / Evan Michael on Cin Cin...

7”

Small as a poodle. Less curly.

  • Cheeky London chappies The Bitter Springs.
  • Seafang put a sunny spin on C86.
  • The Sherlocks thank the lord for photo cropping.
  • New sunny pop from Pugwash aka Ireland’s answer to the Electric Light Orchestra.
  • HMLTD make you long for the return of national service.

Summer is back so enjoy it!

Our people:

Scribes:
Clint, Robin, Ant.

Toilers:
Phil, Nathon, Benn, Laurie, Kim, Slowdive fan, Jamie.

Customer Compliment of the Week:
“Pretty good”.

Our Feefo reviews are on fire!


Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Maximum Joy

I Can't Stand It Here On Quiet Nights: Singles 1981-82

8/10 from Clinton

Here's an extraordinary collection from pre Massive Attack era Bristol where the sounds of post-punk, dub, jazz and soul collided in a magnificent splash of colour for Maximum...read on »

Hüsker Dü

Savage Young Dü

8/10 from Clinton

There's a very good chance that Husker Du are one of those 'you had to be there' bands as often listening to them now it's very hard to work out what the fuss was about. They ...read on »

Al Chem

Weird Fiction

8/10 from Clinton

This is a beautifully mysterious album of dubbed out electronic mantras that stretch over the course of the record like a mist. While 'No Hopper' is a tight piece of electro d...read on »

raven

the night is dark, the night is silent, the night is bright, the night is loud

8/10 from Jamie

The night is dark, the night is silent, the night is bright, the night is loud -- according to Peter Hollo, the night is all of these things, sometimes all at once. Well it is...read on »

yellow6

About The Journey

8/10 from Jamie

Ah, Yellow6. It’s not Christmas yet, surely? Joking apart, and listening to his gorgeous ambient vignettes, how I wish I could play guitar; and if I could play guitar, I...read on »

Guy Andrews

Tåke

8/10 from Jamie

On which Guy Andrews takes at least two steps away from his usually more aggressive and banging style of techno, for his particular take on post-rock and electronica-noir. Alt...read on »

kj

spells

8/10 from Jamie

Everything I’ve heard so far from the exuberant Lost Tribe Sound label has seemed rooted in grand structures and baroque gestures, yet looking optimistically forward and...read on »

worriedaboutsatan

Blank Tape

8/10 from Clinton

Though now apparently dwelling on the 'wrong' side of the pennines in Manchester, worriedaboutsatan are still perhaps one of West Yorkshire's best kept secrets. Here is a cass...read on »

Angele David-Guillou

En Mouvement

8/10 from Clinton

This is the second full length album from Angele David-Guillou following albums as Klima and as a member of Piano Magic. Right from the get go it's a heart stopping series of ...read on »

Samuel Kerridge

The Silence Between Us

8/10 from Ant

EBM influences have been around in techno for donkey’s. Old Belgian gear in particular grew out of that stuff. Folks like Regis, Terence Fixmer, Adam X etc. were all at ...read on »

World Of Pooh

The Land Of Thirst

8/10 from Clinton

Whilst most of the late '80s/early 90s Nuff Sed imprint concentrated on the uniquely experimental (Caroliner, Thinking Fellers etc) World of Pooh were a total anomaly in that ...read on »

Vanity Productions

Only the Grains of Love Remain

8/10 from Ant

Vanity Productions is the work of Posh Isolation's co-founder Christian Stadsgaard - one of his many projects (also The Empire Line, Damien Dubrovnik, Sarah's Charity, Limepit...read on »

die ANGEL

Entropien I

8/10 from Ant

Angel - the duo of Ilpo Väisänen (Pan Sonic) and Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM) have become die Angel on this, their eighth album, and first for Shapednoise’s Cosmo...read on »

Ross Manning

Reflex In Waves

8/10 from Ant

Brisbane based sound artist Ross Manning returns to Room40 with an LP released to coincide with his Dissonant Rhythms exhibition. There’s a clue in both the name of the ...read on »

Featured albums

The Sherlocks
yellow6
drøne
Joe
Tessela
Lamont
Martin Glass
Samuel Kerridge
die ANGEL
Atrax Morgue
Stefan Bachmeier
Samandtheplants
Time Attendant
worriedaboutsatan
World Of Pooh
Traag
bvdub
Von Haze
Fort Romeau
Passarani / Evan Michael
The Residents
Pugwash
Bloody Knees
JOHN
raven
St. Vincent
Ash Ra Tempel Experience
Jay Glass Dubs
Jensen Interceptor
Gill Landry
Four Tet
King Krule
Svarte Greiner
Waterpark
Fatima Al Qadiri
Mark Kozelek with Ben Boye and Jim White
Chain & The Gang
HMLTD
Tenniscoats
Lords of Thyme
The Bitter Springs
Off World
O’Flynn
Mirah
Seafang
Even As We Speak
Vanity Productions
Mouse On Mars
El Coyote
Maximum Joy
Hologram Teen
Beck
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
Posthuman feat. Josh Caffe
Guy Andrews
Flat Worms
William Patrick Corgan (aka Billy Corgan)
Kiasmos
Fake Palms
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard With Mild High Club
Melkbelly
Autumns
Leo Anibaldi
Special Request
kj
Angele David-Guillou
Lieven Martens Moana
Dreams
DJ Sports
The Rolling Stones
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
The Coral