Like Guns and the Roses said…’November Rain’. We know exactly what they meant. Because it’s November, and it’s raining. But it’s not all bad because it’s Black Friday tomorrow. Instead of knocking a fiver off a hoover you have to punch someone’s face in for, we have a small bunch of exclusive titles that you will find here. They’ll go up at about 9.30am (UK time) tomorrow i.e. 24th November 2017.
Exciting new sounds…..
- Complete with amazingly fluffy hair is Bjork.
- English pop group Teleman politely hand-rear five new things.
- Sufjan Stevens releases outtakes from his devastating ‘Carrie & Lowell’ album. But you can only get it on tape at the moment. Doubly devastating...
- ...although you can get a new 12” from Sufjan which includes a download of a load of live stuff.
- Weezer just won’t stop, will they?
- Aye it’s posh, man. Geordies Lanterns on the Lake get backed by one of them poncey bloody orchestras.
- Plastic Crimewave are weirdos playing wigged-out sound.
- Historic fuzz, doom and SABBATH from Zong.
- The OCS is in at last after last week’s false start...and it is good.
- Psychedelic rock music from Trupa Trupa.
- Steve Moore lures listeners to the edges of their seats with synths.
- Knowing I’m about to be fired I can happily say that funny-browed celebrity brother Noel Gallagher’s new album is...actually ok.
- Fresh out of Wakefield and slightly in debt to Sonic Youth are Drahla.
- Emo stalwarts Brand New have matured nicely.
- Monoganon make sweet electronic pop to crush masculinity with synths.
- Adrian Lim-Klumpes plays gorgeous piano. No candelabra.
Many many many many many many dad records…..
- Gravel gargler Tom Waits presents a series of re-issues.
- Serviceable, celebrity-dating blues duo The Kills.
- Short-trousered funkateers A Certain Ratio get their past re-vamped.
- The Ramones really paved the way for the leather jacket/jeans combo.
- Emo punks Jawbreaker delight record store clerks everywhere.
- Olafur Arnalds is zippin' up his boots, goin' back to his roots.
- The Loren Connors re-issue mountain is getting dangerously wobbly.
- Re-issues from the ‘Scottish REM’ (my ill-chosen words) Idlewild.
- The Small Faces...psych pop with a man talking gibberish in between.
- ‘Laughing’ Len Cohen.
- Jessica Curry’s ‘Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture’ is back out on vinyl so you’d better make samosa’f it. Hmmm, needs work.
- It’s true. The Velvet Underground invented sunglasses.
- Nine Inch Nails. An alt rock tour de force (it says here).
Ant’s Electronic Round-up
Legowelt is a kind of Lego, kids.
- Coil’s ‘Time Machines’ CD finally drones into the present day. Wax has sold out on pre-order, although we do have some copies of their ‘A Cold Cell in Bangkok’ 12”.
- Mark Van Hoen dusts off his old tapes from when he was a wee ankle biter.
- 21st Century dancehall from Equiknoxx on DDS.
- Claro Intelecto returns with an album of techno via IDM on Delsin.
- Surgeon, Regis and Broken English Club provide brutal remix bangers of Talker’s ‘Battle Standards’ on shiny silver coloured vinyl.
- Superb 2LP of Jay Glass Dubs tunes compiled by Not Waving.
- Twisted acid house from Frak on Unknown To The Unknown.
- OAKE, Mondkopf, Grebenstein, SNTS, These Hidden Hands and Headless Horseman bring the industrial/techno/gloom on the ‘Spheres’ LP.
- Mannequin compile early UK industrial works from Nigel Ayers and Caroline K’s Nocturnal Emissions.
- Jackin’ acid trax EP from DMX Krew. Edition of 300 numbered copies.
- Tresor reissue near-mythical Scopex 12”s. Crucial for all electro fiends.
- Klara Lewis and Biosphere remixing Carmen Villain.
- Breezy, 80’s tinged, tropical sunset ambient/house vibes from D.K. on Antinote.
- Legowelt’s new album features track title of the week ‘My Life In A Bush Of Spaceweed’.
- Posh Rod Modell (Deepchord) CD + deluxe photobook set.
- Felix Kubin LP on Editions Mego, inspired by early industrial and instructional films.
- Svengalisghost 2015 live recording on L.I.E.S. capturing him in fine form.
- Donato Dozzy & Peter Van Hoesen / Deniro / Matrixxman / Talismann plate on Dekmantel. Plus Joy Orbison contributes to the labels Selectors series.
- Downtempo, jazzy / minimal dubby electro from Conga Square. First in a new series of 12”s on Palto Flats.
- Lush ‘Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture of Harry Bertoia’ CD + DVD set.
- Black magic dancefloor voodoo from Ninos du Brasil on The Bunker New York, backed with ace warehouse mix from Patrick Russell.
- Best Available Technology excavates a bunch more of his tapes from the 90s.
- Seba & Ulrich Schnauss collaborate on a drum & bass record = Drum & Schnauss.
- Psychedelic techno synapse sizzlers on Ostgut Ton from LSD aka Luke Slater (Planetary Assault Systems), Steve Bicknell (Lost) and David Sumner (Function).
- Third and final record in Dark Entries archival series of Patrick Cowley X-rated movie soundtracks.
- If you’ve not checked out the Moritz von Oswald & Ordo Sakhna album yet, you’d better get your act together.
- John T. Gast’s ‘Inna Babalon’ re-pressed on black wax.
- Whole load of 12-inch action; Jules Venturini on Whities, Nuel on Kontra Musik, Limited DJ Swagger job, The It (aka Ron Trent and Harry Dennis), DJ Richard on Dial, Jun Kamoda on Black Acre, Judas (feat. Silent Servant remix), Ploy on Hemlock etc.
Will no-one think of the little ones?
- This week’s Christmas indie-pop comes from Martha.
- Someone found some recordings of Jason Molina playing Black Sabbath.
- Sports do a split with Plush ...not that Plush.
- Peter King gets straight on with funky business.
- Electro acoustic ambient on...yes 7” from Sontag Shogun and Moskitoo.
- Christmas is coming soon. People want gifts. Why not Gift Voucher them?
- Reductions graveyard ….70% off!
Next week: Our Albums of the Year, our Christmas Gift Guide, and more...all in one week. Pass the gin, we’re going to need it.
Clint and Ant.
Kim, Daoud, James, Benn, Phil, Nathon, the little one and Ian. Robin is in his kennel.
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