- Record of the Week. A good Deal better than anything else this week.
- Did you catch the Bark Psychosis pre-order? And big pre-orders from Ryley Walker and Belong
- Best Soundtracks on vinyl. Watch films with your ears.
We’re still here post Beast From the East, which we initially thought was overrated but now realise it was actually ahead of its time. A bit like Can, I suppose, or Arthur Russell. But colder.
On with what hasn’t been frozen.
- Catnip-dealing indie rock superstars The Breeders.
- Moaning. Phil’s favourite pastime and also Sub Pop post punkers.
- Soccer Mommy. Don’t worry she’s only 1% less winsome on mid-fi new record.
- Twitter’s Tracey Thorn shows that mums can still discotheque.
- Suuns make their weirdest record.
- Largely another The Men record.
- Buffalo Tom for your throw back.
- Latest from Lisbon hypnagogicists Beautify Junkyards on Ghost Box.
- The Titus Andronicus album is rousing, euphoric and terrible.
- Jonathan Wilson is here for when you want more War of Drugs.
- It’s not just Aphex Twin and ice cream you know. Gwenno sings an entire album in Cornish.
- Horror and intensity from Anna Von Hauswolff.
- Superorganism veer between brilliant and utterly annoying.
- Rolo Tomassi are now actual grown ups making hardcore.
- To Destroy A City do what most post rock bands do eventually and sing.
- The Gentle Good are very happy to be Welsh.
- Nightports with Matthew Bourne make corridors of sound for Nils Frahm fans.
- Embrace say love is a basic need. Also talent is useful in their line of work.
- Serafina Steer re-appears making quirky post punk with Bas Jan.
- Coil ‘Time Machines’ BLUE vinyl re-issue.
- Hookworms. Remembering when they were little.
- Lashings and lashings of Pet Shop Boys.
- Glacially paced ambience from Dean McPhee.
- Atlas. What the hell is this?
Ant’s Electronic Music Round-up:
He’s trapped in the house with three kids and a Dave Noyze compilation….
- Swindon’s finest - Jack Dangers’ Meat Beat Manifesto still going strong with his first album in 7 years.
- Potter Natalizia Zen aka Alessio Natalizia (Not Waving), Colin Potter (NWW) and Guido Zen (Vactrol Park) bust out their synths for some modern cosmic trippers.
- Misty, graceful, choral ambient and fragile, radiant drones from Dedekind Cut on Kranky.
- Darker shades of sci-fi ambient, dusky bass and Mediterranean strings from Creta.
- Melancholic trip/glitch-hop from 1954 on Project: Mooncircle.
- Oldskool breakbeat techno/hardcore schooled cuts from Pangea on Hessle Audio.
- Croatian producer Egoless EP on Deep Medi Musik, including that ‘Empire of Dirt’ tune he’s been hammering on dubplate. Limited copies!
- Ancestral Voices boots off his new label. Looks like he’s been munching ‘shrooms.
- DJ Taye blurs hip-hop with footwork on his Still Trippin’ album on Hyperdub.
- If Miami Sound Machine made acid house and sung in Korean it might sound like Peggy Gou.
- Chrome plated, greyscale techno tunnellers from Von Grall on Horo. Recommended for fans of stuff on Zooloft, Prologue etc.
- Booming, heavy, UK Funky flavoured techno and a functional chimer with bowel emptying subs from Beneath on his Mistry label.
- Secret Circuit in cosmic/tropical mode as E Ruscha V on Beats In Space.
- Handy Frankie Knuckles TRAX classics 2x12” incl. 100% pure eternal house weepers ‘It's a Cold World’, ‘Your Love’ etc.
- MTv aka Japan's DJ Nobu and Kouhei Matsunaga (NHK yx Koyxen) EP of slightly wonky techno/EBM rump shakers on The Trilogy Tapes.
- Pre-order two new rackets from Dave Noyze.
- The Kills cover Saul Williams. Good.
In case you were wondering:
Wrap up warm. The beast still lingers.
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