- Album of the Week. All of music on one album.
- New Mogwai!
- Autechre ‘NTS Sessions’ unleashed!
- Re-issues of classic Japan albums ‘Gentlemen Take Polaroids’ and ‘Tin Drum’.
- Best Pre-orders. 50 things for after the solstice.
Well let us be the first to say that the nights will soon be drawing in. Yes we’ve reached that midpoint of the year again and next week we’ll be unveiling our Midyear Review™ but for now please be satisfied with what we believe are the best albums of the week.
The future crayon...
- Wonderful plaintive songwriting from Stella Donnelly.
- Jools Holland’s new sax friend Kamasi Washington.
- Finally in on wax the new Sleep LP on Third Man.
- Princess Nokia does her Mcdonalds Happy Meal LP. I’m toleratin’ it.
- Pop/funk from Farouche Jungle.
- Exclusive! Rich sonic textures from Simon Scott and Marcus Fisher.
- Radiohead flop-hair Jonny Greenwood
- The Wave Pictures are reasonably happy.
- Nine Inch Nails release a new album. Contains the future classic ‘Shit Mirror’,
- The Space Lady touches down to earth with a few more outer space covers.
- Gang Gang Dance. If your socks aren’t knocked clean off they might at least be unravelled.
A past gone mad...
- Eric’s Trip will go down in history as the first ever Canadian band to sign to Sub Pop.
- Garbage do their bit for the population crisis.
- David Sylvian and Holger Czukay drift away in ambience.
- The first fruits of Rugby’s finest Spacemen 3 re-issued. They can’t remember it either.
- Spelk of a man Alexis Taylor.
- The Cure re-issue ‘Mixed Up’...or just get the new 2018 style Robert Smith mixes on a separate LP.
Ant’s Electronic Round-up:
Wanna swap Andrés Iniesta for Aaron Dilloway?
- Nurse With Wound plays New Blockaders LP on Dirter. Only a measly 300 copies!
- Unique man/machine mayhem from NYZ. CD on Ge-stell - limited copies!
- Humans play SND fellow Mark Fell’s computer generated rhythms on Xenakis' metallophone system.
- Precision-tooled, expertly crafted, pristine, multi-faceted, kaleidoscopic modern techno and beyond from To Rococo Rot’s Robert Lippok.
- Fascinating ‘Danish Tape Amateurs 1959â-â1976’ compilation LP. Highly recommended!
- DJ Richard in menacing, apocalyptic mode on Dial.
- JAI/MAHL aka Jamal Moss / Hieroglyphic Being keeping it raw and mystical.
- Classy, dubby techno/ambient EP from Rasmus Hedlund on Ljudverket.
- Off-kilter mutant techno from Bogdan DraÅ¾iÄ on The Trilogy Tapes.
- Swedish icy techno saviour Varg begins the end of his Nordic Flora series on Posh Isolation.
- Acieeed compilation EP from LFO, Andreas Gehm, Luke Vibert, B12 on Balkan Vinyl.
- Rommek boots off a promising Trilogy for Blueprint with a gloomy, slammer of an EP.
- Martyn strips his sound back to the essentials for his album on Ostgut Ton.
- The Orb rope in a load of chums.
- Arp’s latest for Mexican Summer melts together 4th world ambient, cosmic jazz, 80s Japanese styles, and kosmische patterns.
- Dubby kosmische from Driftmachine on Umor Rex.
- Vactrol Park create music from the luminous void.
- Nonturn creates a new vision of Tokyo utilizing field recordings from the city.
- Bambounou and Marsesura / Uwalmassa / Wahono gear on Don't DJ's DISK imprint.
Small, like Alan Sugar’s brain.
- Sorry. Not starring Ronnie Corbett.
- It says here Irma Vep is a loner but I saw him on stage with a whole pile of people.
- Life. Terrorists are Gay. Terrorists are Gay.
- All this week’s Restocks and Warehouse Finds.
- Cheap Overstocks. Inc. Dope, Arthur Russell, Hinds, Soccer Mommy.
- Loads of Staff Reviews from our minions.
- CHEAP! What remains from our Tape Sale til 6PM tonight.
That will do eh? Plenty to keep you going. Don’t put the clocks back quite yet.
Words: Clint and Ant.
Work: Kim, Jamie, Benn, Daoud, Phil, Nathon and a beautiful scent.
On sax ‘n’ football leave: Robin.
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