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.
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.
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 VaÌisaÌnen 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...
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!
Clint, Robin, Ant.
Phil, Nathon, Benn, Laurie, Kim, Slowdive fan, Jamie.
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