- Pre-order Love & Work: The Lioness Sessions by Songs: Ohia.
- Concretism repress of purple vinyl. Because you’re worth it.
- 50 Hand Selected Pre-orders for October and beyond.
Hello. I’m on holiday so I’m beaming this in from yesterday therefore if anything interesting has happened today then I won’t know about it. Ok? Well as of Wednesday we’ve had a pretty exciting week that involved both a printer catastrophe and Phil getting stuck in a door but even more importantly than that if you read below you’ll find out about all the records we have in stock this week.
- Minus the Bear help decrease slightly the Seattle emo population
- Richard Ashcroft. The best thing we can say about it is that he’s successfully made sound come out.
- Chelsea Wolfe was so good at Roadburn that somebody taped it.
- Dog-friendly troubadour Will Oldham revisits his old things.
- How To Dress Well leaves the boyband stuff behind and does one long very serious track.
- Jason Williamson’s book about concrete, crap pubs, dogging car parks, manky sausages etc
- Insecure Men. “John Shuttleworth with reverb” - the Quietus.
- Carlisle psych rockers The Lucid Dream. Produced by Leeds' own forgotten production genius, Ross Halden.
- BBC sessions from classic artists like R.E.M and...er... KT Tunstall.
- Hairband come from Scotland so are at least 25% happier than us.
- Papercuts has recently had the upheaval of moving from San Francisco to Los Angeles. I think we can all empathise.
- Neneh Cherry. Daughter of Trevor.
- Charalambides explain themselves pretty well in the title to their new record.
- Dancefloor impact post punk from D.U.D.S.
- Lights On Moscow are a Lantern on the Lake and an Editor. It’s very good.
- Blue Orchids. Excellent stuff from former the Fall sackee.
- Upper Wilds do tuneful things but make them noisy.
- TVAM are like Spiritualized crossed with Nick Owen.
- Cloud Nothings begin the great Clint reviews noise rock records experiment.
- Lindsay Clark’s voice is so soft!
- Superb Michael Chapman/John Fahey like guitar intertwining from Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay.
And all else New In.
- Essential re-presses from Low, Big Black and Silver Jews
- Big The Small Faces box set.
- Really Serious Guy David Sylvian has his bee thing re-issued.
- Halloween soon then?
- Catherine Christer Hennix due any minute
- Dub Surgeon
- The Telescopes
- Remember our ‘The Best Music, the Best Prices’ thing? Well that’s now half bollocks….. ...so here’s a best of The Cult.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
Kenny Larkin > Kenny Loggins
- Hyperactive Amnesia Scanner album on PAN will overload and frazzle yr mind circuits.
- Hypnotic, squirming outernational tribal techno from Shackleton on his Woe To The Septic Heart label.
- Dub Surgeon’s ‘The Lost Future’ 2LP is back in stock. Highly recommended for fans of early Pole, Rhythm & Sound etc.
- Dirty acidic electro from Exhausted Modern on brokntoys. 200 hand-stamped copies.
- Omar-S feat. Simon Black getting freaky.
- Maria Horn investigates the history of her Swedish home region Ångermanland with a fine album on Portals Editions.
- Peaking Lights head further onto the dancefloor with an EP on Dekmantel.
- Fierce electro from Maelstrom on CPU.
- Cute Toxe EP on PAN reminiscent of Aphex, Bochum Welt, Plaid, Skanfrom etc.
- Wild vocal manipulations from Audrey Chen on Karlrecords.
- Jackin’ house, Chi-town style acid and sci-fi-tinged electro from Cromby on Denis Sulta's label.
- Filthy 5-track 12" EP from Beau Wanzer on L.I.E.S. Comes with a huge 22x28 newsprint poster. True grit!
- The Future Sound Of London still trawling their vast archives.
- Zany as ever People Like Us plunderphonics cassette on Sucata Tapes.
- Emptyset chap James Ginzburg uses hand drum, piano, voice, shruti box, Roland SH-101 and generative music techniques to meditate on technology vs nature..
- Chill techno-pop from Geotic aka Baths on Ghostly.
- Peacefrog have re-pressed Planetary Assault Systems ‘The Electric Funk Machine’ and packaged together Neil Landstrumm’s ace slammin’ EPs into a 3x12” set.
- +++ 12” action; Crotocosm aka Jordan GCZ & Willie Burns on No ‘Label’, Fort Romeau on Spectral Sound, Legowelt on Clone West Coast Series, Bass Clef on The Trilogy Tapes, Overlook, Pessimist, Mønic, Grebenstein EP on Osiris Music +++
How to buy music. New this week(ish):
- From Ennio Morricone to John Carpenter: our guide to the Best Soundtrack Composers
- From Fargo to Bob’s Burgers: our guide to the Best TV Soundtracks
- From Doom to Minecraft: our guide to the Best Video Game Soundtracks
- From Coil to Muslimgauze: our guide to the best experimental music
- From Big Black to Radiohead: our guide to the best Indie Rock
- From Orange Juice to Broadcast: our guide to the best Indie Pop
- From Talk Talk to Swans: our guide to the best Post-Rock
- From Can to Hookworms: our guide to the best Psychedelic Rock
- From Black Sabbath to Pig Destroyer: our guide to essential Metal
- From Neil Young to Ryley Walker: our guide to the best singer-songwriters
- From Jaws to Star Wars: Genre-Defining Soundtracks
- From Psycho to Reservoir Dogs: Decade-Defining Soundtracks
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Inaccurate news about future records
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