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Weekly Update Polytechnic Youth, Vessel, NYZ, The Breeders, Bong, Northerner

Jacco Gardner, Songs Ohia, Ostgut Ton, Ed Harcourt, Bong, Free Love, and a Black Friday preview for you.

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As you may have heard elsewhere, tomorrow is Black Friday. We wish you good luck with your Christmas shopping, and hope you don't land yourself inside for trampling over a granny to get at a new telly. You might be interested in the modest range of exclusive Black Friday wares we are selling for this special day, which you can view here (and buy tomorrow). Otherwise, it’s business as usual here at the Towers. No queues. No fighting. No post-purchase regret.

New

  • Two new things on Polytechnic Youth from Cearley and Dwinnell and Adderall Canyonley.
  • Jacco Gardner was inspired by the first science fiction novel on synthesized wordless thing.
  • Soundtrack to popular animated thing that I know nothing about Rick and Morty.
  • Art Brut are back and.. yes... they want to rock like it’s 2005.
  • Northerner soundtracks that time you get back from holiday and have to go back into the office in a bleak industrial estate and you put your head in your hands and cry.
  • Hippo Campus are so laid back even their water goes up the tap.
  • We joked but It has almost happened. Durand Jones is readying his collaboration with Federico Durand as Durand Durand.
  • Great The Go Betweens film which you can now view from the comfort of your home cinema.
  • Massive box set of all the times Bong got stoned at Roadburn.
  • Really surprisingly beautiful album of neo-classical stuff from Ed Harcourt. LIYL: Max Richter Nils Frahm.
  • Welsh shoegazers/dream pop sorts Perfect Body / Zac White share a record, half each.
  • Hey Colossus post-/psych-/hard-rockers live LP.
  • Oddball electronic pop from Same Waves (members of L’ Altra).
  • Oh800 character build with some Franz Ferdinand meets Talking Heads funk pop.

All else New In that has arrived so far.

Reissues

  • Scary post-punk goths Bauhaus get on the re-issue tip.
  • Quick! Get The Breeders ‘Safari’ on vinyl before it runs out.
  • Marvellous Songs Ohia album expanded into a rather delicious looking box.
  • Get the trumpets out, Calexico’s The Black Light is 20 years of age.
  • Re-issues from Slovenian lot Laibach.
  • Soul Jazz comp of 60s and 70s African American avant-garde in Soul of a Nation.

Check out our release schedule timeline where we also miss stuff out off a list.

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

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Epilogue

HINT: Please get yourself on the site on Monday - we may have something for you.

Words: Clint, Ant.

Work: Jamie, Benn, Kim, Nathon, Keith, Daoud, Phil and I’ve Got A(n) (Ian) Love(ly) Bunch of Coconuts.

Customer Compliment of the Week: “It were reet gradely”. We have no idea either, but read even more impressive compliments in our Feefo reviews.


Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Kate Bush

The Dreaming

9/10 from Clinton

If Phil were alive (actually don't worry he is alive he's just not on this side of the room) he'd say don't waste your time writing about a Kate Bush album from 1981 that ever...read on »

NYZ

SHFTR FRQ

9/10 from Ant

We’ve been relentlessly championing David Burraston’s singular electronic music on these pages for over ten years - since those very early CDrs on Cataclyst, casse...read on »

Clouds

Heavy The Eclipse

9/10 from Daoud

Of all the qualities that might endear me to an album, ambition is one of the hardest to resist. Ordinarily I’m not that fussed about dance music albums, but Scotland&rs...read on »

Northerner

End Of The Holiday

9/10 from Andy

Martin Cummings (AKA Northerner) debuted in 2008 with ‘There’ll Be Other Holidays’ and returns with his third album for Home Assembly ‘End Of The Holid...read on »

Vessel

Queen of Golden Dogs

9/10 from Ant

It’s been four years since we last got an album from Vessel. Sebastian Gainsborough could quite easily have worked in a similar mode to previous albums ‘Order Of N...read on »

Axel Rigaud

Transformation

8/10 from Jamie

Aaah, ambient music… Today’s blissful slice of (mostly) ambient comes from that reliable source in Oakland, California: n5MD (long since no-longer MiniDiscs; CD a...read on »

Richard Neale

Growth + Decay

8/10 from Jamie

Following last year’s excellent ‘Eves’ release, it’s the return of Richard Neale unto the Norman bosom with another new EP on Rain Bear records. First ...read on »

Styrofoam

We Can Never Go Home

8/10 from Jamie

Bit of a treat, this -- if you like pretty, very pretty, twinkling electronica that is (and might I be so presumptuous as to say you probably do) -- it’s a new Styrofoam...read on »

Bjarni Gunnarsson

Lueur

8/10 from Jamie

Electroacoustic composition that “uses every inch of the speakers”. Well, our description writer didn’t lie and I’m not gonna lie either -- this is not...read on »

Ed Harcourt

Beyond The End

8/10 from Clinton

It was the word 'Ed' that panicked me a bit. Putting that word near the term 'singer-songwriter' generally has a bad effect on everything but you must not worry. Ed Harcourt i...read on »

Perfect Body / Zac White

Fields / Spent On You

8/10 from Clinton

A split LP from Wales here where austerity no doubt has ensured that the best way to get music out is club together. First up is Perfect Body  - aI don't know why they've...read on »

Free Love

Luxury Hits

8/10 from Daoud

In the age of the Digital Audio Workstation it should perhaps be refreshing to come across a band who bill themselves as being ONE HUNDRED PERCENT HARDWARE. But it’s not...read on »

Oneohtrix Point Never

Love In The Time Of Lexapro

8/10 from Daoud

Do you remember Eccojams? Daniel Lopatin remembers. I mean, he would, he made them. That highly sought after cassette full of distorted loops was released under the name Chuck...read on »

Cearley & Dwinell

Fake Time

8/10 from Jamie

Today's second new Polytechnic Youth record is a slight departure for the label, in that its grooves are subsumed under yer 'Actual Techno' and -- whisper it, in case Eno is l...read on »

Featured albums

The Orielles
Various
Shelley Parker
Same Waves
NYZ
Peder Mannerfelt
Hey Colossus
Eric Copeland
oh800
Starcrawler
Cearley & Dwinell
Adderall Canyonly
Demian Licht & Eomac
Alessandro Cortini & Lawrence English
Planet Battagon
Djedjotronic
Lionel Marchetti + Cat Hope (Performed by Decibel)
Jacco Gardner
Erik Griswold
Tomasz Bednarczyk
Norman Nodge
Utopia Cloak
Various
Merzbow
Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda
Faten Kanaan
The Breeders
Oneohtrix Point Never
Northerner
Richard Neale
DMX Krew
Art Brut
Songs: Ohia
Perfect Body / Zac White
Oren Ambarchi, Jim O'Rourke & U-zhaan
Federico Durand
Durand Jones & The Indications
The Go Betweens
Free Love
Bong
Antigone
Ed Harcourt
Samantha Glass
Best Available Technology
Vessel
Nick Klein
Calexico
Rapoon
Ensemble Economique
Axel Rigaud
Hippo Campus
Charles Ditto
Rick and Morty
Scion