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It's the penultimate update before Christmas so the releases are slowing down, but we've still got record-shaped things from The Beta Band, Siouxsie, Berceuse Heroique and the Guttersnipe person - as well as a load of preorders to look forward to.

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As Christmas is getting perilously close now you may want to look at our Last Posting Dates. Get those orders placed before this weekend to guarantee delivery (of in-stock stuff at least). Here’s our Christmas Gift Guide, Classic Vinyl and our hand-chosen Essential Vinyl lists to get you started. And if you’re still stuck there’s always a Gift Voucher.

New records

Reissues

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

Dave Noyze memory stick glistening atop the Christmas tree...

  • Elecktroids 1995 ‘Elektroworld’ album on Warp finally reissued on vinyl via Clone Classic Cuts. Drexciya fiends rejoice!
  • Ace 7” of glacial synthscapes from Vymethoxy Redspiders AKA Uroceras Gigas of Guttersnipe.
  • Black Replica album finally released! Gerald Donald (Drexciya/Dopplereffekt) and mystery vocalist in a similar mode to those Zerkalo and Zwischenwelt records.
  • Cracking 4-track EP of deep and groovin’ techno from Nuel on Midgar.
  • More delicious ambient techno from Luke Slater's archives as A-TON issue more chronicles from The 7th Plain.
  • Aguirre reissue some vaporwave gems from Sacred Tapestry and New Dreams Ltd. AKA Ramona Xavier (Vektroid, Macintosh Plus).
  • Killer Berceuse Heroique triple whammy from Black Merlin, Mori Ra and Hodge.
  • Tough dubbed out techno and beyond EP from Makaton and ethereal electronic/drone/dream pop LP from Veronica Maximova, both on VOITAX.
  • Quality electro from Jensen Interceptor & Assembler Code on CPU.
  • Classy ambient/drone works CD from Gri + Mosconi. Edition of 150 copies on Slowcraft.
  • Also a solo disc from Francis M. Gri on Time Released Sound. Edition of 50 copies, each with unique artwork.
  • Paper Dollhouse get their 2016 'Empty Rave' tape vinylized. 300 copies.
  • Pulverizing power electronics/noise tape from Soft Issues. Check if you dig Consumer Electronics, early Prurient etc.
  • More bass heavy club tackle from Miami’s Greg Beato on his Ni Un Pero label.
  • Fabulous culture smudging album from Liberez on Alter.
  • Elegant heartbreakers from Scandinavian Star on Posh Isolation.
  • Mark Leckey 10" on Warp incl. Evian Christ remix. Limited edition of 500 copies.
  • Eerie documentary soundtrack from Thomas Fehlmann on Kompakt.
  • Sizzling DJ tool bangers from Discrete Circuit & Mark Broom.
  • Wah Wah Wino re-release their 'Absolutely Wino' compilation as a comedy “Georgian Bootleg Edition”.

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Epilogue

Big thanks to Phil from all your staff for the new bowls and spoons. We are utterly humbled.

Words: Clint, Ant.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Elecktroids

Elektroworld

9/10 from Ant

The collective prayers of fiends of all things Drexciyan have finally been answered, as Clone Classic Cuts reissue this 1995 album, originally released on Warp. Now finally av...read on »

Black Replica

Black Replica

9/10 from Ant

Finally, this ultra-mysterious project from Heinrich Mueller aka Gerald Donald (Dopplereffekt, Drexciya, Arpanet, XOR Gate, Japanese Telecom, Der Zyklus etc.) is available for...read on »

Fall Therapy

You Look Different

9/10 from Clinton

Why have we ignored this then? Benn reviewed it earlier but with a name like Fall Therapy I was imagining it to be one of his metal type things. How wrong I was. Benn's compar...read on »

Vymethoxy Redspiders

Perspectives from the Silverspore Expanse

8/10 from Ant

Under the handle of Vymethoxy Redspiders, Uroceras Gigas offers a brilliant counter to the frenzied, agitated sounds of her role in duo Guttersnipe. In many ways totally inver...read on »

Soft Issues

Soft Issues EP

8/10 from Ant

Ok, so this cassette EP isn’t new, but we just scored some at a show and wanted to share it. It’s a brutal assault of jackhammering, skull-splitting beats, power e...read on »

Bloody Head

Freedom​ / ​Mobility ​/ ​Speed

8/10 from Ant

Immense album of pure raw power from this Nottingham band, reminding us of everything from Flipper, Black Flag, very early Melvins, The Birthday Party, The Jesus Lizard, Drunk...read on »

yellow6

merry6mas2018

8/10 from Clinton

There can't be much left in the bowels of the Yellow6 archives following on from their enormous Reflect box set from earlier this year but I'm sure Jon Atwood would know how d...read on »

Olan Mill

Sounds of a New Father

8/10 from Clinton

Apparently having a new child is dead important. Being childless at near 50 I'll never quite understand but people tell me that it's way better than when say My Bloody Valenti...read on »

Featured albums

Black Merlin
Hodge
Mori Ra
Mark Leckey
Nuel
Black Replica
Vymethoxy Redspiders
Paper Dollhouse
Veronica Maximova
Makaton
Gri + Mosconi
Dire Wolves
Bloody Head
Soft Issues
Alone In The Woods
Greg Beato
Kamaal Williams
Francis M. Gri
Trummor & Orgel
Olan Mill
Bruce Springsteen
Idaho
Thomas Fehlmann
Jensen Interceptor & Assembler Code
Super Furry Animals
Atmosphere
Scandinavian Star
Death In June
Discrete Circuit & Mark Broom
Sacred Tapestry
Liberez
The Top Of The Poppers
The Posies
Various
Teenage Fanclub
Beastie Boys
Elecktroids
Vernon Elliot
Teenage Fanclub
The Beta Band
Death in Vegas