- Album of the Week.
- Pre-order: new Sleaford Mods EP
- Pre-order: Next batch of Felt re-issues
- Pre-order: Big luxury box set of Pixies ‘Come On Pilgrim/Surfer Rosa’.
- More copies of last week’s Album of the Week by Cult Party.
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.
- Oho! Clint thought Steve Hauschildt played guitar... the bloody idiot.
- Twelve Hour Foundation play synth like it’s 1977 and really cold.
- ‘Serviceable’ indie rockers James.
- Michael Nau. What’s going on in this thread?
- Gulp are the 5th shade of Broadcast this week.
- Unspooled low rumblings from Daniel Bachman. For fans of Ian William Craig, Panda Bear, etc.
- Richard Youngs. Better than Neil Young because he’s got at least two of them.
- Table Sugar sound like a particularly grainy the Slits bootleg.
- Elephant Micah are like Bill Callahan smashed into a thousand pieces.
- The Love Language make really really really BIG music.
- Like spiders? Like bags? Like sprawling adventurous indie? Try Spider Bags
- Hull export The Black Delta Movement are liked by Anton Newcombe and Alan McGee.
- Bitchin’ Bajas and DSR Lines have been to Atlantis. Maybe.
- Dry out your anorak with The Smittens latest batch of honest to goodness indie-pop,
- Zuzu is Virgin EMI’s latest hope.
- Yawning Chasm make like Elliott Smith and Villagers and get comfy.
- London Power Rock trio Rat The Magnificent make a big old racket.
- Stoner rock duo Sweet Valley have finally figured out they are brothers.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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 ÑÑÐ¸Ð¿ 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 BougaiÌeff on NovaMute, Sweet Valley LPs on Ghost Ramp +++
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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”.
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