- Album of the Week. It’s a nice time.
- Congratulations to Phil who is engaged to be married -- and this time, it isn’t to the job!
Goodness gracious me there’s been a lot of music this week, and King Gizzard only account for an approximate 1% of it. Unbelievable scenes. I’ve spent most of my week trying to reduce the amount of bullet points you have to stare at in this update; my sincere apologies to anyone sick of seeing bolded circular shapes by the end of it all.
I won’t bore you with any shop news this week. We’re all the same as ever. There’s too much music and too little time: go forth and pick your poison.
- This week in the Deep Distance ring: Slows and Zofff.
- Iceage. Pop the champagne.
- I’ve Gnod heard this yet.
- Pinkshinyultrablast are louder than fifty simultaneous Youtube videos.
- Horse Feathers are now minus the Brodericks. Oh well.
- Anton Newcombe reunites with Tess Parks.
- Welp, Nilüfer Yanya is one to watch.
- Medistation. Fuzzy.
- Jessica Risker startles in good songwriter alert.
- T-minus three seconds ‘til the next King Gizzard record.
- Landing bliss out on a bed of fuzz.
- The Third Sound get the twelfth bullet point.
- Erica ESO releases a stunning minor-league sci-fi record.
- Vive La Void. If you like our shop, you will probably like them.
- More ocean pop from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
- Jackie o Motherfucker. Their words, not ours.
...And it’s the return of our beloved post-bullet paragraph, featuring the likes of Palace Winter, Belly, Damien Jurado, Cut Worms, Häxxan, John 3:16, Jacob Yates and glacis. I’m sorry; there’s too much for words and snark this week. You’re gonna have to be my eyes and ears and find out for yourself. Go forth and teleport through our network of hyperlinks.
The after party.
- Here’s an essential reissue of Maria Monti’s Springtime pantomime.
- Brian Eno releases a big ol’ millionaire box.
- Yes, this Liz Phair album is still very good. Unbelievable.
- Compilation of flutes from New Guinea via Ragnar Johnson.
- Kimiko Kasai and Herbie Hancock do a smooth-as-silk collab.
- The Alkoholiks. Not the Starsailor song; an old rap record.
- Harry Partch was an impactful man.
- Tubby Hayes. Back when he was live. At the Hopbine. In 1968.
Ant’s Electronic Round-up:
The world’s worst/best bowling birthday party DJ.
- Quality mini-LP of acid laced techno-funk from Steven Julien aka Funkineven on his own Apron imprint.
- Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois = unlikely collaboration.
- Lucrecia Dalt builds cavernous spaces occupied by intimate, contemplative vocals.
- Full spectrum electro-acoustic wizardry from Joe Talia, ranging from economic minimalism to free jazz.
- L.O.A mixtape chopping, screwing and smudging the sounds of Naples house parties into a bluuurrr.
- Jon Hopkins’ alum of uplifting, rockist-bearable electronic music for people who don't go clubbing.
- Second vinyl EP from Terre Thaemlitz's epic Deproduction album has its two bonus reworks - one of which is a sumptuous DJ Sprinkles deep houser.
- John T. Gast and Tribe of Colin bang it out as Docile on The Trilogy Tapes.
- tele:funken returns on Static Caravan following an epic hiatus.
- Pye Corner Audio in dark acid mode as Head Technician on Ecstatic.
- It’s techno Jim, but not as we know it: maverick tinkerer Graham Dunning has made a techno machine.
- Berlin’s enigmatic Pom Pom land on Ostgut Ton for an EP of most excellent, heads down, proper no frills techno tools.
- Italian sound architects t.e.s.o. return to Andrea Parker’s ace label with a fine LP for Autechre fiends.
- Awesome as ever EP of psychedelic “Rhythmic Cubism” from Jamal Moss as The Sun God.
- Archival electro-ambient-jazz from Michal Turtle on Music From Memory.
- Trippy club bangers from Japan’s Wata Igarashi on The Bunker New York.
- Séance Centre reissue Sam McClellan’s 1982 New Age tranquilizer ‘Music Of The Five Elements’.
- That Commodo 2x10” on Black Acre has been shitting out the door.
- 2LP of post-IDM obliterating post-grime from Odeka on Gobstopper.
- Mount Kimbie spruced up by Nina Kraviz, Marcel Dettmann, Gerd Janson and Ellen Allien.
- Joyous, lush, 12” on Hank Jackson’s anno label from Loidis aka Huerco S.
- Limited edition 12" EP of edits from Yondo, housed in a screen printed sleeve. Check if you dig Onra.
- Sexy ‘Flowers From The Ashes’ Stroboscopic Artefacts compilation feat. Silvia Kastel, Andrea Belfi, Marco Shuttle, Ninos Du Brasil, Alessandro Adriani, Chevel, Lucy, Lory D, Caterina Barbieri & Neel.
- Directors cut editions of a couple Shed albums, remastered with updated artwork on his The Final Experiment label.
- Split EP of deep, dreamy techno from SW / SVN on SUED.
- ++ Others: twelves from Peggy Gou on Phonica White, WomenSaid on Optimo Music, rRoxymore on Don’t Be Afraid, Ghost Vision on Kompakt, Tony Allen / Motor City Drum Ensemble and Betonkust & Palmbomen II on Dekmantel incl. Legowet remix. Plus albums from Mikkel Metal on Echocord, Boli Group on Posh Isolation, Deadbeat on BLKRTZ...
- All this week’s Restocks and Warehouse Finds!
- All our Staff Reviews in one place. From incisive to utter rubbish.
We have not seen Infinity War yet. No spoilers.
Words: Robin and Ant. Work: Kim, Jamie (get well soon!), Benn, Daoud, Phil, Nathon and a Porg fan.
Away being an actual rock star: Clint
Customer Compliment of the Week: “ok”.
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