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In the end just as we thought absolutely nothing came home. Not even a sausage. And the sun has gone in. Aaaah...hooray...everything back to normal! But let’s soothe our sorrows in the latest records to make it through to this weekend's final.

New:

  • Formerly a rare and sought after RSD release. The National’s ‘Boxer’ live album now available to every human and animal on earth.
  • Dirty Projectors. Lordy they are clever. So clever. Too clever?
  • Cowboy Junkies. Still slow after all these years.
  • Immersion are Minimal Compact’s Malka Spigel and Wire’s Colin Newman dabbling.
  • Chugging metal behemoths Deafheaven.
  • Body/Head prove to be one of the better post Sonic Youth things.
  • Free/Slope make snazzy lite kraut rock with all the twiddles.
  • Julien Boulier makes beautiful moonlit ambience and smells of lavender.
  • Tique are a percussion trio that rattle all kinds of stuff together to make sparkling post rock/math rock.
  • Wild and proggy Sabbath-esque jams from Weeed.
  • Jon Collin sits by a lake and makes dextrous guitar music. Warning: may contain bird chirp.
  • Eerie and gothic folk from Sharron Kraus which we forgot to tell you about last week.
  • Luluc make the sweet stuff for fans of Galaxie 500, Low and Beach House.
  • Pop punk band Between You & Me squash a rose and have the paint roll down their wrists.
  • Drones and atmospheres from Delphine Dora & Sophie Cooper.
  • You Said Strange. We didn’t. Honestly.
  • Chastity write an album about the pain of knowing that we’re going to die. Crumbs.
  • Acrobatic math rockers Maps & Atlases.
  • Terry-related post punk spindle-trio Primo.
  • Kleenex Girl Wonder do their best yet. It’s all about….y’know….life.
  • Laura Cannell & André Bosman. Two experimental violinists for the price of one.

Here are all our Staff Reviews of the best (and worst) bits.

Reissues:

  • The billionth posthumous J Dilla release is a celebration of his early group Slum Village.
  • A bloody weird lost classic from Wolf Eyes.
  • I saw a Maus. Where? There on the stair!
  • Aussie bluesmaker CW Stoneking.
  • Virgin Witch. Soundtrack to ‘naughty’ 70s movie issued on Trunk.
  • The Libertines have cobbled together a ‘best of’ to help them afford another microphone.
  • We told you there’s a Woman stood on horse here this week. Do not attempt at home.

Ant’s Electronic Round-up:

Monolithic Industrial Techno is coming home.

  • Kranky Tim Hecker reissue motherlode.
  • Unseen Worlds issue a mighty fine 2LP of Carl Stone's 'Electronic Music from the Eighties and Nineties'.
  • Donato Dozzy twiddling and tweaking his 303 for an acid extravaganza on Tresor.
  • Okzharp & Manthe Ribane album on Hyperdub - Johannesburg flavour meets London bass music variants and beyond.
  • Fierce and ethereal, bewitching Lotic album on Tri Angle.
  • Miss Red knocks us out assisted by The Bug on her heavyweight debut album.
  • Pariah switches to ambient mode for his debut album.
  • Physically and sonically attractive records on Time Released Sound from Kira Kira and Julien Boulier.
  • Rian Treanor mashin’ up Whigfield, Yello and Yazoo.
  • Kutiman switches up his style for a tranquil record heavy on the Juno 6 and inspired by his love of Indian music.
  • Arcola are churning them out atm. Their latest from the mysterious Black Lodge.
  • Sweet psychedelic/computer music soundtrack from Sun Araw.
  • Peculiar smudged tropical ambient melters from Pontiac Streator & Ulla Straus on Huerco S. fellow’s label West Mineral Ltd.
  • RP Boo gives his MPC a good beating on Planet Mu.
  • Limited 10” re-press of that ace Rabit + Riko Dan hookup.
  • Dramatic, forlorn, droning ambient from Stray Theories on n5MD.
  • Nightmares On Wax remixed by Illa J and Detroit’s Moodymann.
  • 's deep space Moog explorations 3 and 4 on wax.

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Epilogue:

Done.

Words: Clint and Ant.

Work: Kim, Jamie, Robin, Benn, Daoud, Phil, Nathon and “shorts ‘n’ shoegaze”.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Julien Boulier

A Film Not Yet Made

9/10 from Jamie

Ah, Time Released Sound. I was just thinking yesterday, it was about time we received one of these lovingly hand-stitched, collaged and fully-integrated-with-the-music works o...read on »

Tigue

Strange Paradise

9/10 from Robin

If you enjoy getting a rhythm you will also enjoy getting this. Billed a percussion trio for purposes of immediately acclimatising you to their sound, Tigue have generated mor...read on »

Jean Hoyoux

Planètes

9/10 from Ant

There’s a golden rule to live by and that is if the Creel Pone label reissued an album on CD then if you’re interested in the history of electronic music, you real...read on »

Luluc

Sculptor

8/10 from Clinton

Aaron Dessner (the National) has previously taken this folky duo under his wing and he appears on this their second record alongside guests J Mascis and Jim White (Dirty Three...read on »

Chastity

Death Lust

8/10 from Robin

This record is soup. We don’t refer to enough records as soup and right now I think we should. Chastity are a rock band with great big helpings of minestrone lining the ...read on »

Body/Head

The Switch

8/10 from Robin

Do what you want, guys, but why do Sonic Youth have to always do what they want? Since their eternal hiatus, the core members have seemingly been trying to make themselves sel...read on »

Jon Collin

Water and Rock Music Volume 1

8/10 from Robin

When was the last time you went and stood in a river with a measuring stick in the name of AS Level Geography? Fans of the mandated orienteering they had to do as a teenager m...read on »

Donato Dozzy

Filo Loves The Acid

8/10 from Ant

The techno community would be drowning in an ocean of their own tears if Tresor’s 303rd release wasn’t an acid record in tribute to Roland’s legendary little...read on »

Stray Theories

All That Was Lost

8/10 from Clinton

Hand up who wants to go to sleep?  Well if I'm not the only one with my hand in the air then we can all lie down and listen to this gorgeous washy album from Micah T...read on »

Delphine Dora & Sophie Cooper

Divine Ekstasys

8/10 from Robin

Super duo Dora and Cooper collaborate once more for a record of myriad shenanigans. Here you’ve got two multi-instrumentalists keen on extended improvisation, letting yo...read on »

Featured albums

Black Lodge
Free/Slope
Rian Treanor
Pontiac Streator & Ulla Straus
Kira Kira
Ted Dicks
Julien Boulier
Between You & Me
The Libertines
Maps & Atlases
Cowboy Junkies
Kutiman
Donato Dozzy
Dirty Projectors
Pariah
You Said Strange
Slum Village
Jon Collin
Laura Cannell & André Bosman
Body/Head
Weeed
RP Boo
Okzharp & Manthe Ribane
Carl Stone
Nightmares On Wax
Delphine Dora & Sophie Cooper
Rabit + Riko Dan
Lotic
Sharron Kraus
Primo
Miss Red
Kleenex Girl Wonder
Chastity
Stray Theories
Luluc
Immersion
Sun Araw
Deafheaven
David Sylvian & Holger Czukay
Tigue
The National
Mattiel
Wolf Eyes