Update Fontaines DC, Wooden Shjips, Bibio, Jesca Hoop (Dinked Edition), Odd Nosdam.
Plus Mono, The Mekons, The Chemical Brothers, Witching Waves, The Cool Greenhouse, a guide to the 70s and several guides to looking after your records.
- Firstly, fire up Youtube and listen to/watch our Weekly Playlist.
- Album of the Week.
- Single of the Week. Buy it and I’ll stop going on about it.
- STOP THAT PRESS RIGHT NOW. Dinked have announced a lush version of Jesca Hoop’s latest.. NORMAL SERVICE WILL NOW RESUME
- Checked our how to clean vinyl records, how to store vinyl records and how to repair vinyl records yet?
- Plus we’ve just added some of the gear you need to actually do your cleaning (you filthy monsters).
- And please do have a look at our musical guide to the 1970s featuring absolutely no Led Zep, Elton John or Bee Gees.
So what are we all up Saturday then? Massive big lie in for us. All the week’s work done. Might relax to the Odd Nosdam record, read the papers to Bibio or play the ace The Cool Greenhouse single for the millionth time. Whatever you do we are always here for you. You know that, right?
New vinyl and CDs and tapes
- Fontaines DC sort of a cross between the Radiators from Space and Father Jack Hackett.
- Monolithic post rock on purple smoke vinyl.
- Legendary Leeds people The Mekons get as far away from Gipton as possible.
- Glen Hansard - the stalker-ish guy out of Once.
- Good double album from The Leisure Society. Let’s forget all about flutes eh?
- Pet Shop Boys. Will they ever release anything as good as this?
- West Coast beatmaker Odd Nosdam with found sounds and stuff nicked off private press LPs.
- Summer is on its way - there’s a smooth new Bibio LP on the shelves.
- Evil Blizzard. At least three more bass guitars than your average band.
- The new Wooden Shjips LP has led me to try to think up some good puns on their name but...er.. On the Good Shjips Lollipop?
- Callum Easter escapes from a 5-3-2 system with overlapping wing backs by making some lo-fi anything goes pop.
- Aussie punks The Scientists back from seemingly the dead.
- The Chemical Brothers. What’s the student-y one’s hair like now?
- Shana Cleveland...a perfect listen whilst tangled in an eiderdown.
- Witching Waves celebrate their move to Mytholmroyd with some dirty punk rock.
- Budos Band bring some psych to Daptone.
- Simone Felice collaborates with (hang on just checking this) Four Tet on new single.
- Skinny Girl Diet have been in all the blogs and mags. They do grunge it says.
- A collection from Kiwi noisemakers A Handful of Dust.
- Michael Morley escapes from the Dead C with some nice music.
- Highly potent doom/free-jazz numbers from Mr Fixity.
Remember Flexi Discs? Remember trying in vain to get them to play? Well here’s a fascinating book all about them.
- The Durutti Column Obey the Time re-issue vinyl is RSD but we have the CD.
- Silkworm’s influential Italian Platinum now out on Red vinyl.
- The Beths early fuzzy EP now re-pressed due to their success.
- Overdue shine in the sun from ignored US singer songwriter Jay Bolotin.
A billion more re-issues can be bought elsewhere this weekend inc Duran Duran live LP.
Ant’s Electronic Music Round-Up:
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- Luc Ferrari and Régis Renouard Larivière get the Recollections GRM wax treatment.
- Ghostride The Drift (uon, Exael and Huerco S.) 12" sold out quickly but the second pressing is available to pre-order. Bluuury ambient/crystalline dubby techno melters.
- Benoît Pioulard & Sean Curtis Patrick's spooked, melancholy ambient conjures the ghosts of 20th Century Great Lakes shipwrecks.
- Amnesia Scanner & Bill Kouligas LP on PAN - peculiar, surreal sample collage meets, digital scree, ominous droning and obliterated Avant-EDM.
- Dungeon Acid 2LP on iDEAL Recordings sounds like caustic radioactive waste bubbling from the sewers beneath Gothenburg.
- Drone lord master Phill Niblock elongating the cello.
- Ice cold isolationist glacial ambient/drone CD from Below Zero. Brrrrrrrrrr!
- Zachary Paul disc on Touch - meditating on discord via violin and pedals.
- Hammer / Atlus (aka Denis Sulta) split a party pummeling 12" of house trax.
- Levon Vincent 'Dance Music Pt. 3' 12" of useful club tackle.
- Sun Sea Sky Productions compile all four Bluetech 'Four Horsemen of the Electrocalypse' series EPs into a limited 2CD.
- Cardinal & Nun debut EP on L.I.E.S… raw, uncompromising, hard-hitting synth punk sucker punch.
- Iglooghost’s hyper ‘Clear Tamei’ and ‘Steel Mogu’ EPs pressed onto clear wax.
- Edition of 99 copies 7" lathe cut from The Home Current on Castles in Space.
- Lush album of tactile textured droners from ASUNA & Jan Jelinek. Also on Faitiche is a re-press of Gramm (Jan Jelinek) Clicks & Cuts stonker ‘Personal Rock’.
- Mumdance & Logos Shapednoise remix murderation.
- EBM, industrial, coldwave killers from Opposing Currents aka Jason Letkiewicz.
- Intergalactic techno boogie cuts from Jeremy Hyman on Future Times.
- Handy compilation of dubbed out post-punk electronics from Guerilla Welfare.
- Tresor re-cut Robert Hood minimal techno twerker 'Master Builder'.
- Most tranquil 2CD set from the prolific and ever wonderful Celer.
- +++ Loads more clobber from; Ben Chatwin on Village Green, Roza Terenzi on Dekmantel, blah, blah blurrghhh… +++
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I hope that was good for all of you. I certainly really enjoyed it.
Words: Clint, Ant, Daoud.
Work: Nathon, Will, Phil, Benn, Tom, Jamie and Ian Love Spreads.
Customer Compliment of the Week: “My Dad’s name was Norman”.
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