This Week’s Stuff:
- Record of the Week. Wobbly.
- New Young Fathers. Still time to win a signed test pressing!
- Last few of the Orange vinyl edition of the Breeders.
- Pre-order new thing on Clay Pipe!
Long week, long long week. Have the clocks changed or something? No time for chat so here’s this week’s excitement.
So damn unfamiliar….
- Whyte Horses. “Great”. Not our word. That is the word of Noel Gallagher.
- David Byrne prefers the company of men.
- Editors slop out more dark bombastic rock.
- Holy Motors make pleasant sounds for half an hour then they go away.
- Oneida are back with more thrills.
- New Meadow House. “Better than the one I released” - Phil.
- Ol’ wobbly hands Eric Chenaux.
- Gengahr are a cocktail of psych pop and optimism.
- Nap Eyes. One of them is called Nigel.
- A doom crust hell hole Iron Reagan/Gatecreeper
- Gloria make bubblegum inspired by the Shangri La’s and Phil Spector.
- Adorable Scottish pop from Martha Ffion.
Getting in before R***** S**** D** hits hard.
- Nico’s first album. You simply must!
- The Velvet Underground. Everything they did in ‘69.
- At-each-other’s-throats Americana couple The Handsome Family
- Mark Kozelek and Sean Yeaton. Hotels, planes, his cat, his amazing girlfriend etc.
- Cursive get a couple of their yelps re-hashed.
- Guru’s classic laid back vibes of ‘Jazzamatazz’ re-issued.
- Get everything the Monochrome Set ever did between 1979 and 1985.
- Jimi Hendrix. ‘Scuse me while I listen to this guy.
Ant’s Electronic Round-up:
Promoter of the first ever all-ages Whitehouse show.
- The Fear Ratio aka UK techno stalwarts Mark Broom and James Ruskin back on Skam with an EP of trax prepared for live their icy, crunching live sets.
- Príncipe’s DJ Nigga Fox lands on Warp with a cranium splitting 6-track EP of mutant dancefloor strains.
- Isle of Jura official reissue of 1982 Italo disco stone-cold eternal classic Q ‘The Voice of Q’. As caned by I-f and featured on his legendary ‘Mixed Up In The Hague Vol. 1’.
- Tremendous, pioneering Acousmatique action with a pair of archival LPs from Francois Bayle and Christian Zanesi on Recollection GRM.
- Vividly Psychotropic LP from Brett Naucke on Spectrum Spools. At once intense and serene.
- Debut EP from young Detroit artist Q’D on Kyle Hall’s Wild Oats label.
- Deepchord & Fluxion present Transformations: Second EP on Vibrant Music from the Athens / Detroit dub techno alliance.
- Schneider™ went and did one of them soundtracks.
- Tantalizingly weird Tropa Macaca (Qbico, Silbreeze, The Trilogy Tapes) LP on DUNNO Recordings.
- Peaking Lights fellow Aaron Coynes with a pair of totally irresistible dancefloor cuts as Image Club.
- Dekmantel squeeze Bufiman / Betonkust & Palmbomen II / Space Dimension Controller / Lena Willikens all onto a 12” for ‘Dekmantel 10 Years 09’.
- Epic one-note, glumbient drone behemoth from Slomo incl. reworks from Gnod, Andrew Liles, Teeth of the Sea, Simon Pyke, Higher Intelligence Agency etc.
- Jagged, darkside electro from Black Meteoric Star aka Gavin Russom
- Evocative, droning ambient soundscapes from Gray Acres on Sound in Silence.
- Scored a few CD re-stocks of proper drone works from Eliane Radigue.
- Twelve-inchers; Jayson Wynters on Don’t Be Afraid, Willie Graff & Darren Eboli on Music For Dreams, Solitary Dancer on Optimo Music, D.K. on Second Circle, Smerz on XL Recordings, Respuesta Alternativa reissue on Left Ear.
We’re out of here. Go away…..
…...no come back! Have a lovely weekend.
Team Norman x
Words: Clint, Robin and Ant. Work: Kim, Jamie, Benn, Daoud, Phil, Nathon and Love.
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