Weekly Update Aphex Twin, Low, Sleaford Mods, Throbbing Gristle, bvdub, Mark McGuire
Our busiest week yet, with autumn's big hitters beginning to land including Aphex Twin, Low, Mark McGuire, Sleaford Mods, The Goon Sax, The Chills, Pale Waves, The Beta Band, Sarah Davachi and loads more.
- Record of the Week. Let’s be obvious eh?
- Just In! Mark McGuire limited vinyl. Unavailable elsewhere in the UK (we think).
- Got more copies of the ‘loser edition’ of the bleak new Low album.
- Very limited new Toy 12”.
Well it’s been a very busy week. We’re not lying this time. First up, have you checked out our new wipes? We trust you will be excited as we are about this latest advance in record wiping technology. Thing is, in order to wipe, you’ll need some records to be the wipees. So let’s take a look at the best things from this week. Buy first, wipe later, eh?
Oh, and….been following our genre guides? This time it’s Indie Pop. So wash your cardigan, comb your fringe and join us in a celebration of all things shambling.
- The Goon Sax are the indisputable junior to the Go-Betweens’ senior.
- Sarah Davachi is back! We rejoice in dulcet tones.
- Low sing, but without vowels.
- The Chills are not the Thrills. Nor the Spills.....
- Sleaford Mods. Here’s my attempt at a lyric: “Screen saver! New raver!”
- Wannabe Interpol youth Paul Weller.
- Jungle. This band is still around, apparently.
- Pale Waves press the ‘no press release, thanks’ button.
- Dilly Dally know how I spend my day.
- Post-metal lives on in A-Sun Amissa.
- Colleen Green makes simple music. Or does she.
- Crippled Black Phoenix point never.
- We Were Promised Jetpacks have never tried to whisper…. and who promised?
- We’ve got yet another Richard in Richard Thompson.
- Less Bells send music from the ‘census-designated place’ of Joshua Tree.
- Holidaying in Italy, Alejandro Escovedo made an album.
- Dawn Landes makes a proper Nashville record.
- Harmony Rockets feature Mercury Rev and Wilco people and a version of the Sonic Youth drummer.
- Evil Blizzard have even more bass players than Freebass.
- Oooh I love a good Emma Ruth Rundle mystery.
- Very limited 12” from British psychedelic people Toy.
- Knife Knights. Shabazz Palaces dude. Like ‘Nite Flights’ crossed with Knight Rider crossed with the Knife….and that’s just their name.
- Mark McGuire presents more music for aerial views of golf courses.
- Gareth Sager & The Hungry Ghost. Ok so let’s have a look at that sleeve then.
- Ben Chatwin only just released an album this year and now he’s gone and done another one using the same sound sources. Good recycling.
- The Beta Band came after the Alpha band. “Lol” - you.
- I mean, when isn’t there a Flaming Lips reissue?
- I… uh… same joke, but with Coil.
- And again with Throbbing Gristle.
- The Wolves Have Landed. In the throne room.
- Post-punk legend Siouxsie gets an encore of applause for her Banshees.
- Morphology’s mind-bending astral classic is back.
- Capital Punishment. You won’t belieeeeve who was in the band (click link).
- All the beehive girl groups of the 60s collated on Basement Beehive.
- Cheeky 80s indie-poppers The Housemartins.
- Sold a dog load of these Daughters of Darkness soundtracks.
- Alexandra Streliski lovely piano led neo-classical re-issue plus the week’s curliest lamppost.
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Clint’s Electronic Round Up
He’s been seen down in the basements, got all the white labels under his arm, has even Wikipedia’d Berlin. It’s time for the sounds of the underground with our resident substitute techno teacher. Don’t lock him in the cupboard.
- Joyous stuff from the master craftsman Sir Aphex Twin.
- Unknown Artist. Ha! They don’t even know who made this techno.
- When is a door not a door? When it’s Nicolas Jaar.
- Long running techno duo Orbital confirm that monsters do exist. Sorry kids.
- Re-issued Juan Atkins 12” from the golden age of Detroit techno.
- Dark immersive echo chamber dub from Jay Glass Dubs.
- Really heavily tattooed ambient guy Bvdub.
- Double pack from rejuvenated low key house master Shinichi Atobe
- Human dress up box Gazelle Twin goes plays with some Moogs.
- Early Coil style minimal industrial mystery from China’s Tsuzing on L.I.E.S.
- Space mission themed electronic journeys by LOR on (checks year)...yup Lo recordings.
- Thomas Ankersmit pays homage to the sound your inner ear hears.
- Strong, polished techno from the prolific Thomas Fehlman.
- Stressed after a night at the club? Cass has the chilled out solution.
- They were closer now, Fernando, every hour, every minute seemed to last eternally.
- Late electronic maverick Bruce Haack’s religious years unhacked.
- Krikor Kouchian. Hey have you heard? Pacific Alley is now in dub.
- Jean Hoyoux’s kosmische odyssey scored for synths, delays and filters re-issued.
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That’s it. We’re off on the bus home through the roadworks etc.
Words: Robin, Clint.
Work: Jamie, Benn, Kim, Nathon, Daoud, Phil and Ian ‘Lay All Your’ Love ‘On Me’. Ant with poorly child… (get well soon, Archie).
Customer Compliment of the Week: “Splendidly wrapped”.
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