- Record of the week. An easy win. Playlist of the week.
- Björk is better at Tinder than Laurie. Pre-order her record.
- Sufjan Stevens. Pre-order now, weep later.
Sous-chef-in-chief Clint has kindly put the oil in the pan for this week’s update, so it’s time for me to fry up a new twist on an old classic: stirred update. This week’s news: we’ve had a sale. It was motivated by our love of sporadically apologising to people on the internet for not being as responsive as usual. Next week we’ll be less aloof, on that you can depend.
- Laurie’s album of the year. Just... enjoy.
- Immense seasonal devastations from double bassist Otto Lindholm.
- Yamaneko uses his Talbot Fade alias to make Ant cry.
- Golden Teacher get a debut LP for their evergreen acid.
- We kinda wish Perhaps were called Mayhaps.
- Sally Dige dances to detail.
- A halloweened noise production from Mia Zabelka. Essential.
- Heaters make jacuzzi psychedelia.
- The extremely cool EERA sits on a chair and ponders.
- Bibio rebrands as Basinski.
- We mentioned it last week but, really this time: Isnaj Dui.
- “Rargh!” - Converge, thoughtfully.
- Palm tree dozers Allah-Las do some covers.
- The Belbury Circle go to the future thirty years ago.
- Sound the Cocteau alarm: Lost Horizons are here.
- We’ve got exclusively grey Autobahn LPs because We Are Leeds.
- Red Kite are a semi-supergroup with a quixotic lineup.
- Today the Master Musicians will be from… Dyffryn Moor.
- Proto Idiot, the damn fools.
- The CDs are in for indie disco revisionist Hanne Hukkelberg.
No non - bullet points this week. Too sleepy.
- Like I even need to mention this Coil LP.
- “Rargh!” - The Body, slowly.
- Whole bunch of Gristling Throbble.
- Treasured memories of farms and Lee Hazlewood.
- Are Afghan Whigs still a cult favourite?
- It’s time to set the record straight about Secret Shine: they made shoegaze.
- Dance and be dulcet to St. Etienne.
- Apples... in Stereo? How the hell’d get them in there?
- Waves… in Pictures? Okay nope this joke is dead.
- I’m so excited I’m giving an exclamation mark to the Blues Explosion!
- Alvarius B > vitamin C.
Ant’s Electronic Round-up
Trick or treating with Truss.
- Edition of 99 copies The Rita ‘Toe Cleavage’ 7x tapes of harsh wall noise in wooden box.
- Not Waving album of EBM/Acid/Rave/Pop on Ecstatic.
- Peacefrog have repressed Moodymann’s ‘Forevernevermore’ 2LP. Classic Detroit house/disco/funk.
- Pure rippers from Tzusing on Bedouin. Last handful of copies!
- Tomoko Sauvage’s most pleasant hydrophone recordings of water filled ceramic bowls.
- Crazy fluxus madness from Henning Christiansen.
- NovaMute back in action with bangers from Planet Rouge boss Terence Fixmer.
- bvdub’s epic ‘Heartless’ album finally arrived in stock.
- Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement ambient-dub album ‘Ambient Black Magic’ on 2CD.
- Limited GAIKA 10” on Warp feat. Miss Red on the mic.
- Bunch of limited tapes on Umor Rex from Mikrovolt, Levels, TüTH and Maymind.
- Objekt’s second white label 12” job comes back around.
- Big Afro/tribal house tune caned by Four Tet and Ben UFO from Glasgow’s Denis Sulta on his Sulta Selects label.
- Golden era Regis Live in NYC.
- Ultra-chill melters from Vancouver’s Cloudface on Mood Hut.
- Tunes from Radioactive Man’s recent album remixed by Dexorcist, Ben Pest, Pain Struck Stanley and BiggaBush.
- Dark, cinematic IDM from Belief Defect on Raster Noton. Now on wax.
- EP from Derry’s Autumns channelling Drexciya/UR into his post-punk techno sound.
- Chi-town footworkers from Traxman on Teklife and DJ Tre on Hyperdub.
- Pricey/posh audiophile pressing 12” from Jeff Mills.
- Luke Slater as Planetary Assault Systems - top notch as ever!
- Heartbreaking ambient tape from Talbot Fade.
- Ambient/drone freaks check out Olan Mill or Otto Lindholm.
- Cool/weird ambient pop/disrupted folk collage/sampling oddball LP from Bons.
- Tres Demented aka Carl Craig’s ‘Brainfreeze’ reissued with Luciano Remix
- Lest we forget this lot: AB2088 7” on CPU, CYNE album on Project: Mooncircle goes deluxe, rRoxymore 12” on Don’t Be Afraid, Gajek album on Monkeytown, Celestial Trax on PTP, Gel Set LP on 2MR, Rone on InFine, Harmonious Thelonious on The Trilogy Tapes, Toresch on Offen Music
That’s it. And it’s all well and good, but next week’s the one you really wanna watch out for, because there’s a new Public House record coming out. What could it possibly be?
Words by Robin, Clint and Ant. Work by Kim, Laurie, Daoud, Ian, Jamie, Benn and Mr. Chatterbox. Web Bot: Nathon.
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Best records this week
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The Master Musicians of Dyffryn Moor
8/10 from Ant