Weekly Update Ian William Craig, Benoit Pioulard, Thought Gang, Demdike Stare, OCS & more!

All this week's stuff including Malcolm Middleton, Dead Can Dance, Jon Spencer, Liars, Causa Sui, Guttersnipe.


We are in the unusual position of having a happy Phil this week. We can’t work out what it is that’s caused this malfunction, but his mouth actually upturned into a smile. Both weird and slightly disturbing. Perhaps it’s Halloween, Bonfire Night or that cake thing on telly? Don’t forget that should you need any of these exciting events soundtracked we are here to supply the relevant wax.

We’ve got all sorts below…let’s light the blue touchpaper and go.


  • Screech, screech, rattle, rattle, it’s Leeds noise people Guttersnipe.
  • David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti reconvene as Thought Gang. Steel coloured vinyl if quick.
  • Jon Spencer BLUES EXPLOSION! No. No Blues Explosion.
  • Put a Wrench in it…..audiobooks are perhaps the first ever grandad/grandaughter pop duo.
  • Not enough OCS/Thee Oh Sees/Oh Sees records for you? Try a live one.
  • Who would have guessed that Dirty Three would collaborate with Marianne Faithfull?
  • Hollering dynamic dulcimer duo Dead Can Dance.
  • Vinyl for Kode 9 & Burial arrived.
  • Bill Ryder Jones is Liverpool’s most tired person.
  • Always welcome round here... Ian William Craig with his sound environments etc.
  • Instead of getting new band members, the Liars guy just clones himself.
  • Big Lad makes Lightning Bolt style racket out of Newcastle.
  • Molly Nillson haunted by the late Prince, Courtney Love and Lou Reed. Who isn’t?
  • Yoko Ono. She’s 85 you know?
  • At last - that Pip Blom 10”. The best Pip since….. the ones in Gladys Knight and the Pips.
  • Malcolm Middleton has gone bananas.
  • Alfie Templeman. Careful ladies, he’s only 15.
  • Rattle have got themselves on double drums.
  • Funk-pop-rock-afro conglomerate Orchestra Of Spheres.
  • Part Time. Helping you save money on the China Crisis B sides collection.
  • When your real name is Pedrum Siadatian why call your band PAINT?
  • This record is by Flatworms. The ‘worms it’s still ok to like.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Saturn and the Sun

In Love With The Extreme

9/10 from Ant

In Love With The Extreme? I can dig it! So much music and so little time, but there was no way this sucka was getting away without me vomiting a few choice words on the page. ...read on »

Demdike Stare


9/10 from Ant

Doublepack doozy from Miles Whittaker and Sean Canty - proper ripping it up in fine style across nine blazing tracks, as they take standard dance music hallmarks and totally m...read on »

Bruce Springsteen

Tunnel Of Love

9/10 from Daoud

When most people think about Bruce Springsteen they think of his swagger, of his incredibly long shows, of a couple of the most ostentatious and operatic rock albums ever made...read on »

Benoît Pioulard

Slow spark, soft spoke

9/10 from Clinton

Being a fan of his more 'pop' orientated songwriting I hadn't previously got on 100% with some of Beniot Pioulard's earlier ambient pieces thinking that it was almost a wasted...read on »



9/10 from Ant

There are many attempted clones, but Dopplereffekt have such a distinctive, precision engineered sound, that when you hear their tracks, it’s clear it can only be the wo...read on »



8/10 from Ant

Four releases in and Huerco S’s West Mineral Ltd. label is developing into a solid imprint, with class records from Pendant, uon, Pontiac Streator & Ulla Straus and ...read on »


Club Dread

8/10 from Daoud

‘Club Dread’ is Justin Majetic’s first album as just, Majetic. Prior to this he went by CARE and performed with a band. This album then, is a striking step a...read on »

David Allred

The Transition

8/10 from Jamie

Here’s an album which, on initial listen of the promo copy with the reviewing ‘phones, confused our equipment a bit... but it’s OK now. Coming through on bot...read on »

Sone Institute

Where Moth and Rust Consume

8/10 from Jamie

Sone Institute’s Roman Bezdyk and the Front & Follow label continue their association since 2007 with this fresh volume of music in the latter’s ‘new rel...read on »

Michel Banabila


8/10 from Ant

First-time vinyl edition of this 1999 album from Dutch sound artist Michel Banabila, remastered and pressed in an edition of 234 copies, housed in a sturdy hardback gatefold s...read on »

Orchestra Of Spheres


8/10 from Clinton

Who wants to drone? New Zealands Orckestra of Spheres know how to put on a good drone when they want to. The opening title track taps into the drones forged on Velvet Undergro...read on »



8/10 from Clinton

I've wondered for awhile how much mileage Rattle can get out of their two drum approach. Their debut self titled album showed signed of how their distinct melody free environm...read on »

Dead Can Dance


8/10 from Clinton

The strange thing is that I know what Dead Can Dance sound like without having knowingly heard a note of their music.  So it seems to have seeped into my consciousness by...read on »

Malcolm Middleton


8/10 from Clinton

This is seemingly a low key release by Malcolm Middleton. In fact the man himself had to contact us to tell us it existed....so unaware we were of it but alls well that ends w...read on »

Featured albums

Demdike Stare
Mica Levi and Eliza McCarthy
Loren Connors
Malcolm Middleton
Eric Copeland
E-Talking / Laksa
BFTT / Upsammy
Alfie Templeman
Marianne Faithfull
Bendik Giske
DJ Joe Lewis
Richard Devine
Orchestra Of Spheres
Causa Sui
The Radiophonic Workshop
Thurston Moore
Benoît Pioulard
Le Syndicat Electronique
Thought Gang
Merzbow / Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Molly Nilsson
Harmonious Thelonious
Jason Williamson
Ian William Craig
Kelly Moran
Flat Worms
Dead Can Dance
Bill Ryder-Jones
Michel Banabila
Zeni Geva & Steve Albini
Part Time
Big Lad
Kode9 & Burial
Jon Spencer
Yoko Ono
Pip Blom
Coil / Zos Kia / Marc Almond