- Album of the Week 1! Thom Yorke.
- Album of the Week 2! Julia Holter.
- Look! Tasty pre-orders on the site this week...
Breaking news: We found our dustpan.
In other news we have a competition to win Thom Yorke goodies which will end on Friday. All you have to do is buy a copy of Suspiria and you’ll be shoved into Phil’s manky old hat to win something. By the way, there’s no Queen whatsoever in this update….or your money back.
- Music fact! The singer of Radiohead is called Thom Yorke.
- Homeboy Sandman & Edan tell us to get off the internet. Go on, off with you!
- Julia Holter redefines the word expansive. You’ll just fit it on a C90.
- On Cardinal Fuzz Adam Stone & Dead Sea Apes get together for some stoned jams.
- Spaced out fuzz melodies from Aussie people The Jim Mitchells.
- Forth album by Micah P Hinson - no friend to Barack Obama ...nor us if truth be told.
- Austrian singer Soap & Skin both tops the charts and is rather good. Unlike, for example, Queen. (ah shit).
- Grindcore noise people Daughters are literally nothing to do with indie-sops Daughter.
- Many covers from the hoary old ‘70s in rip roaring style from Ty Segall.
- Puppet Show and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
- There's nothing on the TV, nothing on the radio so let’s still not listen to Razorlight.
- New Klaus Johann Grobe album - also known as “The German Riviera”.
- Daoud asks the question... just why do Tropical Feck Storm and other bands use expletives in their name.
- Super drummer Susie Ibarra has had a very good year.
- Sinewy Oldham lad Kiran Leonard hammers out his folk/prog/math rock.
- Last time we checked in with Laura Gibson her flat had exploded. This time she’s just completed an MFA in writing. See? Things can turn around.
- ‘Neath the hat lurks the demons we dread, ‘neath the hat lurks Paul Smith’s head.
- Public Practice get all Talking Heads punk funk on our ass.
- Sleeve of the week is Pill’s ‘Soft Hell’ which is, as you can see with your own eyes if you click the link, shows a dog playing the piano.
- Devon Church not an Exeter place of worship but a gravel-voiced Winnipegger.
- Silver Mount Zion escapee Jessica Moss with her third solo swirl.
- Spring Heel Jack hook up with trumpet parper Wadada Leo Smith.
- About Group have a new drummer andhuess what? He’s called Rupert.
- Noir-ish electro pop gaze for Julee Cruise fans from Penelope Trappes.
- Get an early taster of the The Twilight Sad album on this limited 10”
- “Brilliant!” Ian on the Queen movie.
- Grinderman. Nick Cave’s grinding men.
- The Kinks in fact are preserving their and your village green.
- Bauhaus still refuse to make an app where you can track Peter Murphy’s hairline.
- Spacemen 3’s latest re-issue self explains exactly what they were doing in the ‘80s.
- Spacemen 3/Spiritualized famous person J. Spaceman. I mean, just imagine if your wife left you for Richard Ashcroft.
- Bert Jansch is just a simple soul. Here’s a career round up selected by Bernard Butler (who thankfully never got the opportunity to produce him).
- Mary Lou Lord’s star studded late 90s folk rock gets a re-issue.
- Halloween. Getting sick of saying it.
- Todd Rundgren made some terrible musical misjudgments in his time (i.e influencing the Lemon Twigs) but producing XTC’s ‘Skylarking’ wasn’t one of them.
- Also buy one of the greatest records of all time..also by XTC.
- Do you like Blondie’s Heart of Glass? Well now you can buy a 12” with six different versions.
And all else New In this week.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up:
Sunday night is time for a nice long soak in the Sven Vath.
- New EP from Dopplereffekt - the sound of science and the science of sound.
- Deep, dark, rhythmic, experimental techno and beyond from Hiro Kone on Dais.
- EP of aquatic electro and some proper drum machine bashing from Steven Julien aka Funkineven on his Apron label. Limited copies!
- Outstanding François Bayle and Bernard Parmegiani LPs on Transversales Disques. Highly recommended for all early electronic music fiends!
- Super ambient EP from Ultrafog on Motion Ward. Tip for fans of Huerco S. / Pendant.
- 2LP on Bedouin from Goth Trad and his Japanese buddies doing dark noise business as Eartaker.
- UK techno chap Bruce has finally got round to making an album on Hessle Audio.
- Triple whammy of wriggly Tapeworm spools from Kostis Kilymis, Jon Wesseltoft & Balázs Pándi and Zeno van den Broek.
- Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross fiddle with Lord Carpenter's Halloween theme.
- Mutant UKG/techno corker from Joy O on Hinge Finger. Ain't gonna hang about long.
- Janek Schaefer's tribute to Robert Wyatt.
- Weirdo LP of hypnagogic synth and smudged vocal goo from J.Ö.S. and a possessed, buzzing record from Saturn and the Sun (Joachim Nordwall and Henrik Rylander), both on iDEAL Recordings.
- Frequency modulation synthesis derived drone works from Barn Owl Jon Porras.
- Raime kick off their new label with some eerie, transient collage like tracks.
- The Cop Killers ultra rare 1982 Trax tape of misanthropic DIY industrial - vinylized.
- Collection of creepy, cinematic microtonal pieces from Deru.
- Strong debut LP from Belia Winnewisser on Präsens Editionen ranging from icy drone to synth pop informed electronix.
- Rugged and vicious sounding Diaster album on Aperture - sounds a bit useful.
- Juddering dubby electro/techno and more from Katsunori Sawa as EOC.
- Trippy stompers from Rene Wise on Luke Slaters Mote Evolver.
- Freaky avant electro-pop from Just The Right Height.
- Sweet post-punk disco tunes from Stranded on Optimo Music Incl. RSD remix.
- Relentlessly pummelling MPIA3 remix of Clouds. As dropped by Surgeon on his Dekmantel podcast.
- The 15 Dead Minutes four-track EP of seething, infectious and emotional cuts blurring the lines between techno/electro/industrial.
- James Ruskin, Broken English Club, O/V/R (Ruskin & Regis) and Makaton turn in Slammin’ remixes for Rommek on Blueprint.
- Noisy and desolate drones etc. from Seán Carpio & Eomac. 100 copies only!
- Kaleidoscopic modular synth improvisations and steely ambient from Heinali.
- 1991 sought after melter ‘No More Dreams’ flipper crushing re-press.
- The Lotus Eaters (Lucy & Rrose) album on Stroboscopic Artefacts finally in on wax.
- Muslimgauze ‘Ingaza’ first time vinyl edition of 700 copies.
- Oneohtrix Point Never's 2010 'Returnal' album on Editions Mego comes back around.
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Words: Clint, Ant.
Work: Jamie, Benn, Kim, Nathon, Daoud, Phil and Somebody to (Ian) Love.
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