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Weekly Update Helena Hauff, Swans, Steve Hauschildt, Pixies, Felt, The Twelve Hour Foundation

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Phil is back and so the average office speed has risen from a sedate 5mph to a terrifying 42mph. Expect to get your records shipped before they’ve even been made. His return has coincided with some Actual Good Things coming out, such as those Felt re-issues, the big Pixies box, and all of this stuff below.

New:

Old:

  • Lambchop mop up ‘What Another Man Spills’. Going on past form the other man is probably Robin.
  • Genesis. Pick your fighter: Peter or Phil.
  • Before podcasts there was Ween’s Pod.
  • David Sylvian & Holger Czukay’s ambient works back in stock on vinyl and now freely available.
  • Swans present monolithic misery to ‘help’ with 2018s
  • Faust. Didn’t our Phil play drums for these guys?
  • Spectrum. No, it was these stoners, right?
  • Tindersticks enjoy a Big Night Out on the proceeds from their latest re-issue.
  • Not the quickest, Little Ugly Girls have taken 20 years to release their debut album.

Latest Reductions:

  • CHEAP: Deutsche Grammophon: Loads of CDs by Max Richter and Johann Johannsson now £6.99.
  • CHEAP(er): Sub Pop: A bunch of Sub Pop titles including ‘Loser’ editions at lower prices.
  • LATEST REDUCTIONS from July 2018.
  • CHEAP Portishead titles back in. Portishead and Third both almost offensively cheap. LAST FEW though!

7”s:

  • Comically spellt Spellling make some apartment based dance music and cover Sparkks.
  • Cucumber Concubine / Wingdisk is the bizzare thing of Ian Masters and Mark Tranmer. At least one side of it is utterly great.
  • Stoke on Trent psych-punk thrashers The Science Of Words make a CD that looks like a 7”. On familiar sounding label Normal Records.

Ant’s Electronic Round-Up

Father to moogy teenagers.

  • Freshly baked batch of melters from echospace [detroit] with five CDs in from cv313 and Radius.
  • Grotty bunker acid trax and in the red electro burners from Helena Hauff.
  • Roland Kayn’s ‘Simultan’ 3LP box is now shipping. Sounds like phantoms have artificially inseminated my mind. Highly recommended.
  • Aquatic ambient tone poems from Jake Muir on sferic.
  • Reissue of Simple Elements sought after 1997 '9.2%' 2x12" on Ideal Trax. Unique sounding Birmingham techno from House of God resident Nicky B.
  • Ace, trippy, dubby, discoid EP from Grim Lusk on Domestic Exile. Tip for fans of Golden Teacher, Cucina Povera etc.
  • Mika Vainio & Joachim Nordwall crusher rebooted on iDEAL Recordings w/ new art.
  • EP of HD ‘tronix from Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones on Planet Mu.
  • Proper fookin’ nailers from JFK aka Anthony Di Franco of Ramleh et al. Phwoar!!!
  • Gorgeous hand-stitched books from Fluid Audio featuring Japanese art and 3” CD of soft ambient from Alessio Ballerini. Ultra-limited copies.
  • 'Don't Mess With Cupid, 'Cause Cupid Ain't Stupid' 2LP on Nina Kraviz’s трип label incl. Universal Indicator (Aphex Twin), Bjarki, PYU, Exos, Bigen etc.
  • Gabe Gurnsey moves away from the austere Factory Floor sound and into warmer oldskool/proto-everything grooves on his first solo album.
  • Pair of aces on promising new Portuguese label Hozum from the Príncipe camp. A lush cosmic disco obscurity conceived in China, between 1989 and 1993 from Dwart, and a reissue of rare 1983 avant tripper from Telectu. Both highly recommended.
  • Single-sided 12” from Nozomu Matsumoto - a bizzaro soundtrack for a health forecast narrated by Amazon Text-to-Speech tool. 300 copies on The Death of Rave.
  • Get horizontal for the new one on Kranky from Brooklyn trio Forma.
  • Re-press action from; XYR on 12th Isle, Severed Heads on Optimo Trax, Kaoru Inoue on Groovement Organic Series, Chaos In The CBD on Rhythm Section.
  • +++ Nicolas Bougaïeff on NovaMute, Sweet Valley LPs on Ghost Ramp +++

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Epilogue:

“I hear her voice, in the morning hour she calls me

The radio reminds me of my home far away

And driving down the road I get a feeling

That I should have been home yesterday”.

Words: Clint, Robin and Ant.

Work: Kim, Jamie, Robin, Benn, Daoud, Nathon, and The Best of Chapterhouse.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Jake Muir

Lady’s Mantle

9/10 from Robin

Friends, please start off your day right. It’d be such a shame if you didn’t. Sometimes a weekday workday morning needs a jingle-jangle solution, and Jake Muir&rsq...read on »

Roland Kayn

Simultan

9/10 from Ant

“Cybernetic Music” sounds like something from Terminator 2 right? No shit. This stuff is from 1977 too. Just look at all those cables he was using. Enough to make ...read on »

Telectu

Belzebu

9/10 from Ant

Fledgeling label Holuzam have reissued this little gem originally released back in 1983 on Cliché Musica before pretty much slipping into obscurity. OG copies of this r...read on »

Dwart

Taipei Disco

8/10 from Robin

The folks behind Príncipe -- Lisbon’s finest and most unimpeachable dance label, and one of our greatest current music resources -- have started a new label. This...read on »

Bitchin Bajas / DSR Lines

The Encyclopedia Of Civilizations: Atlantis

8/10 from Robin

The Encyclopedia of Civilisations is a fanciful project in which a couple artists come together to do a split of quasi-archaeology on an ancient civilization shrouded in mytho...read on »

Spider Bags

Someday Everything Will Be Fine

8/10 from Robin

Once again nobody’s trying and I love it. House fans complain about people lazily naming themselves things like Ross From Friends and DJ Seinfeld but, for real, have you...read on »

Helena Hauff

Qualm

8/10 from Ant

A couple of bars into the opening cut on Helena Hauff’s second album and I’m wondering what exactly she’s been doing with her 808? ‘Barrow Boot Boys&rs...read on »

Ekuka Morris Sirikiti

Ekuka

8/10 from Robin

Kampala’s Nyege Nyege Tapes continues to shed light on the myriad sounds of Uganda with this startling release. The music on ‘Ekuka’ is an anachronistic coll...read on »

Elephant Micah

Genericana

8/10 from Robin

This immediately sounds like the most interesting work of Joe O’Connell’s career. A record that considers the wide-open compass possibilities of Americana, ‘...read on »

Yawning Chasm

Songs from Blue House

8/10 from Clinton

Always nice to see a potted plant on the sleeve to a tape. See inlay and you'll spot it  - some kind of palm I think. Yawning Chasm is the project of Aaron Coyne who...read on »

Featured albums

Pixies
Sleaford Mods
The Science Of Words
Yawning Chasm
Nozomu Matsumoto
Chaos In The CBD
Cucumber Concubine / Wingdisk
Roland Kayn
Alessio Ballerini
Bitchin Bajas / DSR Lines
Jake Muir
The Twelve Hour Foundation
Cult Party
Zuzu
Richard Youngs
Nicolas Bougaïeff
Rat The Magnificent
Daniel Bachman
Spider Bags
The Love Language
Various
Tindersticks
The Black Delta Movement
The Smittens
Sweet Valley
Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones
Elephant Micah
Little Ugly Girls
Steve Hauschildt
Spellling
Helena Hauff
Table Sugar
Gulp
Telectu
Dwart
James
Simple Elements
Grim Lusk
Gabe Gurnsey
Michael Nau
David Sylvian & Holger Czukay
JFK
Spectrum
Kaoru Inoue
XYR
Severed Heads
Mika Vainio & Joachim Nordwall
Portishead
Ween
SWANS
Faust
Portishead
Lambchop