- Album of the Week….no doubt about it this week. More copies on Monday.
- LTD SIGNED Jason Williamson books!
- BACK IN David Firth - Umbilical World DVD
- John Carpenter The Fog red vinyl 7”.
- Christmas Vinyl Competition: spend £75 or more and you might win a free album every month next year...
- Set your alarm clocks for Saturday when our Vinyl Advent Calendar will be pinned to the kitchen wall by your computer mum...25% off randomly selected items.
- You already know all about our Double NormanPoints for the festive season, yeah?
- And, of course, our Christmas Gift Guide
- And last but not least, check out the long lists for our Best Albums and Best Reissues of 2018.
My goodness it’s gloomy. We know exactly what Guns and Roses meant when they said ‘November Rain’. We all need a cheer up, don’t we? Well, guess what? Records. Records, records, records and records. That’s what we do, and below you can read about the ones we have in this week.
New vinyl and stuff
- Every new Brian Jonestown Massacre 10” makes us remember the time Anton Newcombe called Phil "a grumpy tit" - an insult as true today as it was then.
- Stunning folk/pop psychedelia from The Fernweh.
- Loads of Live at Third Man releases, with Bill Callahan and Why? the highlights.
- Who knew that when Tim Healey and Denise Welch got together that The 1975 would be the result?
- He’s been! He's been! We have this year's Yellow6 Christmas treat under our tree.
- Jeff Tweedy talks about a condition/feeling we have never experienced.
- We’ve had Cat Power for as long as we can remember. Now it’s time for DOG Power.
- Causa Sui drummer Jakob Skøtt makes polyrhythms following a terrifying brain leak.
- Beans on Toast...as produced by a Mumford and Son.
- Catchy alt rock on Thurston Moore’s new label from Big Joanie.
- Tiger Hatchery make power jazz with a noise-rock slant.
- Riotous queer-core and vibrant punk pop from Fatty Cakes and The Puff Pastries.
- Lovely Aussies The Ocean Party mourn the sad passing of their drummer.
- If the previous million Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O releases haven’t slaked your thirst here's another.
- Eyedress is that Philippines guy.
- Senyawa mix traditional Indonesian music with black metal, to Daoud’s delight.
- Stefano Leproto’s vintage synth gear was apparently found at a Preston car boot sale. Ok.
- Pixies Surfer Rosa/Come on Pilgrim megamix box set is here.
- Woaaaaaahhhhhh ….it’s Kaiser Chiefs.
- Plenty of Siouxsie and the Banshees re-issues.
- Expensively-haired David Bowie at Glastonbury in 2000.
- All the Kate Bush box sets, cd sets and LP re-issues are here now.
- New Order and Joy Division are now on the same LP. Mind blowing.
- Perfect stocking filler for people like our Ian: A Story of Shoegaze 1988-1995.
- The Roots debut gets the old re-press.
- The Do do put re-issuing their back catalogue on their To Do list.
- Siglo XX were sort of Belgian’s bleak answer to Joy Division.
- Cherry Red manage the impossible by compiling a 3CD all era compilation of The Fall. Then they make the cover look like this.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
Happy Birthday Ant. He’s the exact same age as The Man Machine you know?
- Drew McDowall (Coil, PTV, Compound Eye) constructs immersive hallucinatory environments on his superb third LP for NYC’s Dais Records.
- Deep deviations from the standard techno template from the ever reliable Rrose.
- Rare COIL 'The Side Effects of Life' tape re-branded as ‘Love's Secret Demise’ on CD. LSD demos, basically.
- Immense 3LP of cyberpunk techno/rave action from Clouds on Electric Deluxe.
- Hypnotic, minimalist ambient electronica from Jonathan Fitoussi.
- Matthias Puech builds modular synthesizers which take us up into the Alps.
- Lost ambient cosmic gem from Liquid Liquid founding member Dennis Young.
- Cracking 2LP from Underground Resistance alumni Nomadico on Yaxteq.
- Lush ambient techno LP from Soluce aka Fluxion and Savvas Ystatis.
- Synesthesia-like tones and drones from KTL (Stephen O’Malley and Peter Rehberg).
- Sublime, deep atmospheric cuts from young artist Perko on Numbers with a few trax for the floor referencing UK soundsystem culture. Sweet record - 300 copies.
- Best grab that 303 tweaking, acid-tastic Posthuman album while you can!
- Clear vinyl repress of Morphology's 'Traveller' on FireScope, finally in!
- Ames Sanglantes 3CD reissue of scarce noise tape set on Hospital Productions.
- Fine mix of DJ tools and home listening tracks on the Rings Around Saturn 2LP on brokntoys. Limited edition of 300 copies.
- Stakker Humanoid 30th anniversary edition of eternal UK acid house classic.
- NHK yx Koyxen off-kilter techno action on Diagonal and a coupla nice weirder tracks with Eartaker’s Masayuki Imianishi.
(deep breath - and more)
- Kompakt peer into their crystal ball for ‘Pop Ambient 2019’.
- Marie Davidson remixed by John Talabot and Silent Servant on Ninja Tune.
- Batida/Kuduro mutant rump shakers from RS Produções outta Portugal via Príncipe.
- Killer, bleak synth-wave from Bloom Offering on The Helen Scarsdale Agency.
- Digital dub steppas 'Floor Weapons Vol. 1' from Japanese crew G36 does what it says on the tin. 500 copies on The Bug’s Pressure label.
- Throwing Snow album on Houndstooth. Winter is coming...
- Longtime UK techno warriors Steven Rutter (B12) & Kirk Degiorgio join forces > Limited copies on orange & red splatter vinyl.
- Pacific City Sound Visions compilation of works by MAAT - German artist Dörte Marth AKA Xyramat. Proper far out gear.
- Tech-wiz Finlay Shakespeare debut on Editions Mego with a 7" of techno/synth-pop.
- Hanno Leichtmann LP on Karlrecords, remixing and collaging sounds from the Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music 70 year old archive.
- Neville Watson lands on Don't Be Afraid for his first album since that Crème Organization job with plenty of tackle for the ‘floor.
- First-time vinyl edition of sophomore Loscil album ‘Submers’ on Kranky.
- Tresor have re-pressed 'Skynet' by Infiniti aka techno lord Juan Atkins.
- Bristol heavyweights IDLES / Heavy Lungs go toe to toe.
- Mohit were generously described by our description bod as ‘perfectly competent pop’.
- Copies of the latest Arctic Monkeys 7” have emerged.
- New Ethan Gold single with none other than John Grant singing.
- If hearing members of Even As We Speak and Boyracer sing Meatloaf is your thing check this Mary + Stew flexi disc.
- Two new Guided by Voices singles taken from the forthcoming albums ‘Ween the Opulent’ and ‘Car Crash Mezzanine Slate Fortress’.
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Be off with you! Go on...shoo!
Words: Clint, Ant.
Work: Jamie, Benn, Kim, Nathon, Keith, Daoud, Phil and Ian Love In An Elevator
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