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Weekly Update The Fear Ratio, Solitary Dancer, Deepchord & Fluxion present Transformations, Meadow House, The Velvet Underground, and more...

This Week’s Stuff:

Long week, long long week. Have the clocks changed or something? No time for chat so here’s this week’s excitement.

New:

So damn unfamiliar….

Re-issues:

Getting in before R***** S**** D** hits hard.

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.

Epilogue:

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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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

The Fear Ratio

Live E.P

8/10 from Clinton

Culled from rehearsals from live shows so not actually live but near enough, this is a sweet four tracker from techno experts Mark Broom & James Ruskin.  Opener ...read on »

The Modern Institute

Another Exhibition

8/10 from Ant

Glasgow’s Modern Institute is the duo of Laurie Pitt and Richard McMaster - both members of loveable electro-disco-dub mutant peddlers Golden Teacher. They’re appe...read on »

Featured albums

Retep Folo
Respuesta Alternativa
Jayson Wynters
Gray Acres
Gloria
Smerz
Q'D
The Velvet Underground
Brett Naucke
Tropa Macaca
Guru
Jimi Hendrix
The Fear Ratio
DJ Nigga Fox
Willie Graff & Darren Eboli
Solitary Dancer
Nap Eyes
D.K.
Slomo
Meadow House
Eric Chenaux
Bufiman / Betonkust & Palmbomen II / Space Dimension Controller / Lena Willikens
Black Meteoric Star
Oneida
Martha Ffion
Whyte Horses
Iron Reagan / Gatecreeper
Deepchord & Fluxion present Transformations
Editors
The Monochrome Set
Schneider TM
Cursive
David Byrne
The Breeders
Young Fathers
Q
Image Club
Holy Motors
Gengahr
Francois Bayle
Christian Zanesi
Mark Kozelek & Sean Yeaton
Nico
The Handsome Family