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- Stop Press: New Interpol.
- We sold out of our Mahatma X coloured vinyl exclusive. We told you! Black still available though.
Yesterday we opened the window and - for the first time in ages - breathed in the sweet, sweet scent of the ring road. We’re high on fumes, full of the delights of diesel and petroleum emissions. So, as the sun streams through our inadequate blinds, we hereby bring you our latest Weekly Update. If it had a brim then it would be full of all the latest releases, just ready to be piped into your ears. Let’s do this.
New vinyl and CDs and tapes
- Really sombre road soundtracks from the man from UNKLE.
- The Mekons. Leeds or the Joshua Tree - where would you rather be?
- It seems like every week we say the words Ty Segall.
- For FACS sake what are ex members of Disappears up to now?
- White Denim. So much energy.
- Portishead starlet Beth Gibbons with The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Opera innit?
- C. Duncan gets more widescreen as the years plod on.
- Good old Edwyn Collins is having good fun up i Scotland by the sounds of it.
- Chris Cohen makes soft rock out of his parents despair.
- This Marry Waterson & Emily Barker songwriting retreat sounds ace. Adem was there!
- Yeah yeah K Á R Y Y N. I don't want no hoochie-coochie mama.
- Tiny-voiced 90s songsmith Juliana Hatfield.
- The Underground Youth keep on fuzzin’
- Great guitar slacker rock stuff from Garcia Peoples.
- Show Me The Body are dead muscular….just like me!
- Floating Points does the whole Late Night Tales thing. With added Laurel Laverne.
- Feet are 90s alt rock in both cover concept and contents.
- Vieo Abiungo is William Ryan Fritch not actually producing dregs.
- Nilüfer Yanya. Definitely better than the Pigeon Detectives.
- Multiple widescreen sadcore from Sophia.
- Two vinyl re-issues from the always mighty Cocteau Twins.
- Thee Oh Sees reissue thee 2006 LP(ee).
- Rain Tree Crow are when Japan reformed without actually reforming.
- Vintage psych heads Dark. Worth it for the ‘then’ and ‘now’ picture on the back sleeve.
- Sparks from when they got Morodor’d and terrified me on Top of the Pops.
- An unreleased album from honey voiced soul man Marvin Gaye. Whatever next?!
- Soul samba and funk on Tom Zé’ high water mark.
- Akiko Yano...one of the greatest left-field pop albums ever made. An utter marvel says Daoud.
- The chilling sound webs of John Carpenter & Alan Howarth’s Prince of Darkness are pressed back.
Ant’s Electronic Music Round-Up
Ear plugs are always available on the way into his home….
- First album from Fennesz in a wee while - recorded on headphones in his bedroom.
- Suction raid the RX-101 archives once again and discover some vintage era Aphex Twin inspired ambient techno / Braindance.
- 50th-Anniversary Edition of Morton Subotnick seminal classic ‘Silver Apples of the Moon’, remastered from the original, pre-mastered digital tape transfers.
- Ace, peculiar electroacoustic LP from Marja Ahti of Kiila and Kemialliset Ystävät.
- Lamin Fofana LP on Hundebiss exploring alienation and belonging via slick sound design, post-techno, dancehall and HD ambient.
- Salford Electronics AKA David Padbury of The Grey Wolves lands on Hospital Productions complete with remixes from Ancient Methods and Vatican Shadow.
- Oliver Ho's new industrial psych-drone project Slow White Fall on Downwards.
- Hauntological synth music meets hypnotic techno from James Place on Umor Rex.
- Extraterrestrial sounds/field recordings from another planet from Andi Toma of Mouse On Mars.
- Punishing techno from Domenico Crisci on Black Opal. Full on dancefloor massacre!
- Luke Abbott VST ivory tinklers.
- Mark Van Hoen switches his Locust handle into techno mode.
- Previously unreleased works from Nordic ambient chief Erik Wøllo circa '86-'92.
- Gloomy monochrome/industrial technoise from Antechamber AKA Codex Empire.
- Brittle, forlorn ambient from Alex Bober. CD on Ukraine’s Hidden Vibes.
- Black Dice dude Eric Copeland is demented as ever on 'Trogg Modal Vol. 2' on DFA.
- DMX Krew 2LP reconfiguring classic acid house templates, electro and beyond.
- Useful 3LP 'Additive Noise Function: Formative UK, European and North American Electronica 1978-1984' compilation on Cherry Red.
- Versatile Plant43 doublepack on CPU suitable for both the armchair and ‘floor.
- Joni Void's time-travel experiment on Constellation uses the human voice to retrieve and reframe subjective memories.
- SNES classic Secret of Mana soundtrack played on analog synthesizers and drum machines by Switched On SNES. Transparent gold wax.
- Loads of Basic Channel, Maurizio, Rhythm & Sound, Main Street clobber back in!
- Susumu Yokota's 'Acid Mt.Fuji' reissue 2LP on Midgar back on the shelf.
- +++ 12”s from Lucy on Stroboscopic Artefacts, Cadans on Clone Basement Series, Legowelt on Clone Jack For Daze, Basic Rhythm on Sneaker Social Club, Beat Pharmacy on Khaliphonic, Gil.Barte / Lostsoundbytes on brokntoys, Sansibar on Natural Sciences, Chrissy on Super Rhythm Trax, Luke Vibert on Libertine +++
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We’re off to bask in the remaining light of the day. See you next time.
Words: Clint, Ant.
Work: Nathon, Will, Phil, Daoud, Tom, Jamie and I’m Not I(a)n Love
Best records this week
According to our review team at least...
8/10 from Will
Stick In The Wheel
8/10 from Will