Weekly Update Shintaro Sakamoto / Devendra Banhart, Dawit & Dolo, Aclds, Little Movies, Charlotte de Witte, and more...

Welcome to 2018. We’re due a good one so let’s remain positive. Not a lot of stuff going on while the music industry recovers from its Christmas hangover but read below for the latest items you can purchased from our increasingly bleak premises.

...and re-issues...and 7”s. All together again.

  • Profligate releases an album of dark pop and noise on Wharf Cat.
  • Lizzy Farrell does some simple and evocative pop in the manner of Liz Phair etc.
  • The Gentleman Losers return with a stellar opus for fans of Bibio, Woo or Brian Eno.
  • Rews are an alternative rock duo. Said with such enthusiasm.
  • Sir David Bowie issues a 40th anniversary picture disc of ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
  • Folk minstrel Devendra Banhart has teamed up with Shintaro Sakamoto for a split single.


Ant’s Electronic Round-up:
When he talks about Dalglish, it’s not Kenny.

  • Remarkable new work from Chris Douglas as Aclds aka Dalglish, Scald Rougish, Seaes, Rook Vallade O.S.T. etc. Edition of 200 copies on Entr’acte. Highest possible recommendation!
  • Lab Rat XL aka James Stinson (Drexciya, The Other people Place etc.) eternal classic ‘Mice Or Cyborg’ wax reissued on Clone Aqua Lung.
  • Negative mood music from Richard Chartier’s Pinkcourtesyphone on Room40. Also on the label, a disc from Tenniscoats guitar twanger Ueno Takashi.
  • Bleak electronic pop from Profligate.
  • Modular synth twiddlings from Little Movies on Wah Wah Wino. Limited edition LP in screen-printed PVC sleeve.
  • Alessandro Adriani nailers on Mannequin, plus deranged electro-industrial no wave from Group A.
  • Dirty and ominous techno/electro/acid from Further Reductions - the duo of Shawn (Vapauteen, 400ppm, Led er Est) and Katie O'Sullivan (Rose E Kross, ppG).
  • The Cyclist gets all South American mystic on his 2LP for Hypercolour.
  • Bunch of 12” action from; Charlotte de Witte on NovaMute, DJ Richard on Dial, Louis Guilliaume on Born Free, Dawit & Dolo on Future Times.


Finally, congratulations to our web lord Nathon for taking a break from coding long enough to father yet another child.

See you next week when actual things will happen.

Team Norman x

Clint and Ant. Work: Kim, Jamie, Benn, Phil, Nathon (he’s the daddy), and Ian (and his brand new cushion).
Robin is in quarantine.

Customer Compliment of the Week: “Very professional service…”

Read our Feefo reviews but only if you want to.

Best records this week

According to our review team at least...


Fuadain Liesmas

9/10 from Ant

As time is my constant enemy, I rarely get to revisit albums over and over. Fortunately, this disc arrived during the holidays while I wasn’t being crushed by the clock,...read on »

The Gentleman Losers

Permanently Midnight

8/10 from Clinton

Oh the weird things that happen at Norman Records. I'm playing it on the headphones and at the exact same time someone is playing it in the office causing a strange dissonance...read on »

Featured albums

Shintaro Sakamoto / Devendra Banhart
Charlotte de Witte
Group A
Lizzy Farrall
David Bowie
Further Reductions
The Cyclist
The Gentleman Losers
Alessandro Adriani
Little Movies
DJ Richard
Dawit & Dolo
Ueno Takashi
Louis Guilliaume
Lab Rat XL