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We bring you the first Weekly Update not written in sub-zero temperatures as our new heaters start to take charge. Who knew that you could just buy a heater and it would heat the room up? Next up we’ll get working internet.

Here’s all this week’s stuff and the big hitters are starting to squeak out.


Music for 2018…..


Music from 1981 onwards…..

Ant’s Electronic Music Round-up:

Twitch the curtains Roger, there’s dark techno pumping out of the end of the cul-de-sac.

  • Superb GRM style electroacoustic album from Lumisokea’s Koenraad Ecker.
  • Fever Ray / Roll The Dice producer Peder Mannerfelt renders his vision of abstracted techno with a 6-track EP on his own imprint.
  • Ace disaffected, pessimistic, paranoid gloom tape from Sue Zuki of LAPS and Organs Of Love.
  • Leslie Winer & Jay Glass Dubs mash it up on Bokeh Versions.
  • Cinematic inspired electronica from Hanz on Tri Angle.
  • Laraaji ‘Vision Songs Vol. 1’ new age ambient tranquilizers from 1984 reissued.
  • Otim Alpha’s ‘Gulu City Anthems’ party bangers make their way onto vinyl for the first time via Nyege Nyege Tapes.
  • Archivist & Fugal slammer on BleeD incl. Acronym remix.
  • Latin house grooves and broken beat cuts from K15 on Eglo.
  • Serendip Lab compile a bunch of R.S. Pearson’s 80s recordings.
  • Lauer / The Golden Filter split one in half.
  • Second volume of Rutger Zuydervelt’s (Machinefabriek) ‘Astroneer’ video game soundtrack.
  • IVVVO explores depression, social anxiety and fear on ‘Prince Of Grunge’.
  • Synth module company Make Noise’s label drop a clear vinyl 12” from Los Angeles artist Bana Haffar.
  • The Caretaker's 'Everywhere At The End Of Time' Stage 2 re-pressed.
  • Metro Area 15th Anniversary remastered 3LP back in stock.


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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Marisa Anderson

Traditional and Public Domain Songs

8/10 from Robin

This one’s described by its press release as having an “idiotically” small initial pressing, and I can see why: Grapefruit didn’t anticipate just how on »


Nature Will Keep Growing Even After You Have Lost Everything

8/10 from Robin

Having bypassed the “what do you want to be when you grow up” question in its entirety, the band Horoscope have ended up making a noise record both warm and cold on »

Sue Zuki

We Are All Very Anxious

8/10 from Ant

A deliciously gloomy tape of self-loathing, disillusioned, dark and cold industrial, depressed synth-punk and discordant electronics outta Glasgow. Sue Zuki, real name Alicia on »

Black Merlin


8/10 from Ant

George Thompson aka Black Merlin (Jealous God, Pinkman etc.) arrives back on Berceuse Heroique, following the excellent ‘Proto World’ EP and delves into his on »


The Brasserie Heroique Edits Part 5

8/10 from Ant

Florian Stöffelbauer aka Heap contributes to Berceuse Heroique's ongoing, limited edition Brasserie Heroique Edits series. Previous installments have come from on »

Peder Mannerfelt

The 3D Printed Songbook

8/10 from Ant

Fresh from production on Fever Ray’s new album, Swedish producer and half of Roll The Dice, Peder Mannerfelt (Avian, Ultimate Hits, Numbers, Hinge Finger etc.) returns on »

Featured albums

Yo La Tengo
Leslie Winer & Jay Glass Dubs
R.S. Pearson
Otim Alpha
Peder Mannerfelt
Koenraad Ecker
Sue Zuki
Archivist & Fugal
Moon Duo
Rutger Zuydervelt
Bana Haffar
Lauer / The Golden Filter
The Shins
Circuit Breaker
Marisa Anderson
Television Personalities
Half Japanese
Nicklas Sørensen
Gary Numan
Fleetwood Mac
They Might Be Giants
Pretty Lightning
First Aid Kit
Xylouris White
The Go! Team
Belle and Sebastian
Glen Hansard
Metro Area
Bonny Doon
The Caretaker
Australian Testing Labs
Happy Meals
Napalm Death
Hot Snakes