- Album of the Week.
- More Popol Vuh reissues than anyone could need. Prove me wrong.
- New Holly Herndon and Vanishing Twin records have appeared for preorder.
- Black Peaches make it a baker’s dozen of Dinkeds.
- Like music? Here’s our latest Weekly Playlist.
- Like 60s music? Here’s our rundown of some Underrated 60s Albums.
This week we’ve been conducting vital research on Twitter about the best Pot Noodle flavours. I’m more of an instant ramen man personally but I won’t let that get in the way of science. Just like Pot Noodles, people tend have strong feelings about their favourite records. Unlike Pot Noodles, you shouldn’t pour boiling water on your records. Speaking of records...
New vinyl and CDs and tapes
- Stephen Malkmus traded his guitars for synthesizers and lived to tell tale.
- Danger Mouse and Karen O working together? Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
- The Comet is Coming.... is here?
- Immigrant’s been at the craft tray again. Norman exclusive.
- Matmos good. Plastic bad. Got it?
- Radiohead In Jazz? What next? Radiohead in classical? Radiohead in GABBA?
- Punk from Deafkids that gets Merzbow-noisy.
- Daniel Thorne does that sad electro-acoustic thing.
- Rian Treanor gets his TEFL.
- The Brian Jonestown Massacre proudly present The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
- Fat White Family take some time out of their beef with Sleaford Mods to release some music.
- Need to creep out your kids? The Wizard of Wardle’s got you.
- Oozing Wound wi- *Recorded at Steve Albini’s studio alert*.
- worriedaboutsatan? My friend, I’m worried about your punctuation.
- Bend Sinister is what happens when your back goes out.
- Godflesh’s tribute to one of society’s most underappreciated.
- Buchla experiments for experimental theatre? It can only be Ragnar Grippe.
- You, The Wannadies, always, and forever!
- Ayler & Cherry is my favourite detective agency.
- Imagine a time where the new David Byrne album only came out on CD...
- Tom Zé will be filling in for your teacher today.
- Yung Lean is the saddest boy in Sweden.
- Hot Water Music are the old what was.
- “Feck Donald Trump!” - YG
Ant’s Electronic Music Round-Up
Any advice on how to build a wall between children and a record collection?
- DUB/Clone compile and press up a bunch of Jodey Kendrick's EDM Braindance tracks onto wax for the first time. One for the Rephlex mourners.
- Detroit/Drexciya/aquatic inspired electro DJ ammo from Jensen Interceptor on Craigie Knowes.
- Houndstooth collect a bunch Abul Mogard remixes into a handy compilation.
- BBC Radiophonic Workshop eternal classic rebooted on pink wax.
- Second album from Cube sounds dope - post-punk DIY electronics/noise/industrial head melters.
- Perc skull pummelers!
- Not sure what the score is with the Jamal Moss - Gherkin Edits 7". Me thinks some other producers have got their mitts on his Gherkin trax?
- Head spinning, multi-faceted album from Brooklyn’s Pas Musique.
- Chic, gauzy electronic pop from Cherushii & Maria Minerva on 100% Silk.
- Double pack of signature off-kilter house from Ricardo Villalobos on Deset.
- Lush album from JH1.FS3 AKA Frederikke Hoffmeier (Puce Mary) and Jesse Sanes (Hoax, Liebestod).
- Plus some early Drekka tracks compiled.
- Dark Entries unearth fine dark synth pop and proto-techno records from Victrola and Stratis.
- More quality, shadowy and mystical ambient from Ancestral Voices AKA Liam Blackburn of Akkord.
- Dale Cornish / Sim Hutchins split one in half for for OOH-Sounds Decouple ][ Series.
- Frenetic Singeli music outta Tanzania from Duke on Nyege Nyege Tapes.
- Ace Spectres book from Shelter Press feat. texts by Félicia Atkinson, François Bayle, Beatriz Ferreyra, Stephen O’Malley, Jim O’Rourke, Eliane Radigue, Chris Watson et al.
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Words: Daoud, Ant.
Work: Nathon, Will, Phil, Tom, Jamie and Crazy i(a)n Love.
Best records this week
According to our review team at least...
8/10 from Daoud