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Weekly Update Mitski, Oh Sees, Papa M, Stereolab, Animal Collective

Packed with Stereolab vinyl reissues, new records from Oh Sees and Papa M, plus a billion other reissues including Why? and This Heat. Oof. Too many.

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A very warm congratulations to Clint’s parents on their 50th wedding anniversary. He’s gone to the Lake District where they will be holidaying. He’ll be gifting them with a giant plant he bought for the occasion. Spoilers! We hope he has fun lugging it around the Cumbrian crags.

Back in the office, normal service resumes. It looks like there’s some, well, I don’t want to alarm you, but, maybe the records are good this week? Wow.

New:

Reissues:

  • Tohru Aizawa Quartet went to uni and made jazz. We can all relate.
  • Did you Gnow that there were some Gnew Gnod re-issues? Gno?
  • Coil. Oh what is it now?
  • Ridiculously-spelt duvet-voiced Twin Peaks legend Julee Cruise.
  • Harken back to when quack-voiced post-punkers Pere Ubu major label’d.
  • The reissue of the debut Zero 7 is a quiet reminder that we once ‘chilled out’.
  • In the most exciting news yet, OMD’s 2010 album gets reissued.
  • Josefin Ohrn purple & green swirl edition. The one you like. Remember?
  • West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. Nuf sed.
  • Loads of big haired gothsmiths Siouxsie and the Banshees vinyl reissues.
  • Why? Gets ‘Alopecia’ redone with a load of demos attached (and a Boards of Canada remix).
  • Ace gamelan guy Daniel Schmidt.
  • Apart from being a great band, This Heat are also really good at puns.

7”s:

  • Just Joans sing their sibling songs.
  • Loadsa Westerman 7”s for the discerning Arthur Russell comparer.

Clint’s Electronic Round-Up

I’m back. Been in a Berlin basement all week, finding the best platters for your decks. Got some jungle, some bitcore, the best hyper-breaks, some killer weeds and a bit of gabba. Immerse.

  • Like techno and sampledelic house? Meet Djrum.
  • Jazz, fusion, prog, and electronica in one big fluffy ball. Arise Sir Dorian Concept.
  • The legend. The original Throb Grist... In the challenging corner... Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson!
  • Life is art. Art is life. Life is drone. Believe. Why? Aaron Martin.
  • LTZ make synth for when TVs were round. Get it for your prog dad.
  • Skyscraper peaks, lurking ambience, self reflection. One word: Neotropic.
  • Ratgrave squelchy electro-funk, chilled vibes. Nice.
  • Posthuman 303s and the 909s and I hear they listen to 606.
  • Al Dobson Jr. Slinky jazz house on Peckham’s Rhythm Section. Cushty.
  • Derek Carr fetishes the midwest sound of Drexciya etc. So many Dereks, so little time.
  • Addictive drum buttons and ambience from Steven Rutter & John Shima. Shima’s list.
  • Monoganon anti-acid that obliquely recalls Proc Fiskal. Ya get me?

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Epilogue:

“I’m not going home”, said Harry. “Not really”.

Words: Clint and Robin.

Work: Jamie, Kimbo, Benn, Daoud, Nathon, Phil and Ian “Dr. Strange” Love.

Customer Compliment of the Week: “Uncomplicated and fast”

Read this and other compliments in our Feefo reviews.


Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Neotropic

The Absolute Elsewhere

9/10 from Jamie

Riz Maslen has had a career thus far that has both threaded a path through the broken beat wizardry of 4hero and journeyed with cosmic ambienteers Future Sound of London. Yes,...read on »

Suicideyear

Color The Weather

9/10 from Robin

How the hell is there a Suicideyear album out in August. In our long summer, in our backyard, you do this to us? Suicideyear is clearly and objectively an autumn jam and they ...read on »

Mitski

Be The Cowboy

9/10 from Robin

On Mitski’s new record, all the world is a stage, and nobody’s getting up on the stage with you, so you’re all alone in the world, when you think about it. A...read on »

Aaron Martin

Touch Dissolves

8/10 from Jamie

The haunting presence of a cello lurks ominously, barely noticeable; not even an outline… its presence grows slowly, imperceptibly… the strings are zooming out a...read on »

Why?

Alopecia (10 Year Anniversary Edition)

8/10 from Clinton

It's always interesting to see which albums in hindsight are seen as the classics. Alopecia is indeed a great album yet it's predecessor Elephant Eyelash was the one which led...read on »

Uniform

The Long Walk

8/10 from Robin

Isn’t this just what we all want: a band that starts promising, gets big ideas and grows into what they were supposed to be. This avant-hardcore two piece called Uniform...read on »

Primitive Man / Unearthly Trance

Split

8/10 from Robin

You gotta appreciate a record that tells you what RPM to spin it at and of course a doom split is a 33er. If they had it their way, and if player switches were a little more v...read on »

Remote Viewing

Blood Loss

8/10 from Robin

When Mr. Burns said “their flower power is no match for my glower power”, Hominid Sounds felt that. In abundance. The label’s latest offering of disdain come...read on »

Table Sugar

Collected Acknowledgements

8/10 from Robin

My favourite sitcom is the one where the noise rock band Ponytail share a studio space with post-punkers Shopping and they accidentally melt into one band, except it’s n...read on »

Anne Garner

Lost Play

8/10 from Robin

Anne Garner’s gentle baroque rumination treads through fog. Without trepidation. A commanding vocalist who never needs to gesticulate, to further express beyond a quiet ...read on »

Oh Sees

Smote Reverser

8/10 from Robin

John Dwyer’s endless pursuit for some sort of commonly held psychedelic truth continues on ‘Smote Reverser’, as the maverick offers his sixth record in half ...read on »

Papa M

A Broke Moon Rises

8/10 from Clinton

We can perhaps forgive David Pajo for 'Highway Songs' the hit and miss effort that preceded this album. Lad had been through a bad time and was just throwing it all out there....read on »

The Necks

Body

8/10 from Robin

I’m just going to spitball here, if that’s okay, because we all know what a Necks album sounds like, or if we don’t who cares, improv is for nerds. Here&rsqu...read on »

Djrum

Portrait With Firewood

8/10 from Daoud

I’m sure the art historians among you will have already noticed that Djrum’s new album takes its name from a self-portrait by Marina Abramovic. If you did, well do...read on »

Featured albums

Kode9 & Burial
Neotropic
Monoganon
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
Dizzy
Ratgrave
Posthuman
Suicideyear
The Myrrors
The Necks
Aaron Martin
Animal Collective
Steven Rutter & John Shima
Primitive Man / Unearthly Trance
Why?
Mikey Collins
Kev Brown
Remote Viewing
Pere Ubu
Slaves
Average Sex
Still Corners
The Just Joans
Craven Faults
Djrum
Uniform
LFZ
Dorian Concept
Death Cab For Cutie
Anna Meredith
Papa M
Oh Sees
Mitski
Derek Carr
Tohru Aizawa Quartet
Our Girl
Coil presents Black Light District
Al Dobson Jr.
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
Daniel Schmidt
Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation
Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson
OMD
Zero 7