- Album of the Week (ok ok, it was out last week)
- Insides ‘Euphoria’ LP re-issue. More copies on their way next week. Don’t miss out this time.
- Fire up Youtube and listen to/watch our Weekly Playlist.
- Pre-order new Flying Lotus. Limited Pop-Up Deluxe Edition!
Here’s our weekly missive slightly earlier than usual and in time for you to place your last minute Easter orders (no eggs - we don’t sell ‘em so don’t ask). Then there’s this Saturday isn’t there? Why not look get up early and look at our site at 8am? A nice thing to do. Grab a coffee, eat a bagel. Browse our site. Until then there’s this little lot to wade through...
New vinyl and CDs and tapes
- Stealing Sheep do their shiny pop thing now with added sunglasses.
- Loyle Carner. Both popular and mumbly.
- Thank the lord. We finally have a staff that enjoys The Fat White Family.
- Wand have gone all Radiohead on our asses. RIYL: Radiohead.
- Centrum is where members of hills discover meditation and the self and stuff.
- Lovely little single from Alison Statton soundalike/ pylon buzz enthusiast Carla Dal Farno.
- The once great Gang of Four make an utter nonsense of an album.
- Wigan’s finest Mark (not Mike) Peters gets remixed by all sorts of people.
- Heather Woods Broderick gave our Will actual goosebumps.
- Stranger Things soundtrackers Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein turn their hand to soundtracking the 90s tech boom.
- Dreamtime are another lot of Aussie psych people. Is someone breeding them?
- Nouvelle Vague make nice background music shops and cafes can put on that will have patrons flapping their ears in vague recognition
- Hoodna Orchestra are specialists in afrobeat (and other things).
- Drugdealer hangs out with Mac De Marco to make 70s style soft pop.
- Efterklang & Karsten Fundal are more orchestral than ever.
- Former Stone Rose Ian Brown’s surprisingly ok debut gets a vinyl retread.
- Who knew that The Wannadies made another album/song?
- Lo- fi psych folkers The Underground Youth now on milky white vinyl.
- 80s no-wavers UT get re-issued. Stewart Lee says something.
- Canny little jumper boys Teenage Fanclub’s Thirteen gets re-issued with added bonus 7”.
Ant’s Electronic Music Round-Up:
Ksiezyc’s Rabbit Eclipse is his Easter listening.
- Lush, introspective ambient/krautrock inspired album from Justin Sweatt aka Xander Harris. Just 50 copies on clear vinyl!
- Deeply atmospheric, heavyweight armchair techno from Adam Winchester of Dot Product.
- Haunter Records' Heith kicks off his new label with a class EP of futuristic/sci-fi electronix and Grime mutations.
- Cool tape of mystical ambient and beyond from Massimo Farjon Pupillo of Zu.
- Marco Bernardi back on brokntoys for an EP of dystopian electro.
- O Yuki Conjugate remixed by Tolouse Low Trax and Howes.
- Ellicist weave tactile avant ambient tapestries on Morr Music.
- Filthy Drum & Bass from Gore Tech on Ohm Resistance.
- Michel Banabila uproots orchestral music.
- Blissed disc from Maps and Diagrams with handmade artwork.
- Cosmic modular synth/pastoral electronica from Leafcutter John on Border Community.
- Tranquil, utopian paradise vibes galore on Khotin’s album for Ghostly.
- John Beltran resurrects his olde Placid Angles handle for an album on Magic Wire.
- Wojciech Rusin LP on Akashic Records, described as the meeting point between Księżyc’s 'Rabbit Eclipse' and recent Pierre Bastien. Gotta be worth a sniff, eh.
- Tune I heard from that Christian Löffler record sounds like Björk meets Burial.
- Anna Homler of ‘Breadwoman’ fame does deliciously strange things with her voice on Präsens Editionen.
- Understated piano and warm electronics from M Shutak. Tape on Wow & Flutter. Edition of 100 copies.
- Optimo Music compile tracks from the Digital Danceforce series onto wax, incl. Strapontin, Perdu, Bergsonist and Tamburi Neri.
- Graham Dunning tape and Bowditch mini-CD on Courier. Both editions of 50 copies.
- Mark Peters gets the remix treatment from Odd Nosdam, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Moon Gangs, Ulrich Schnauss, Brain Case, E Ruscha V etc.
- Crisp and scuzzy electro on The Trilogy Tapes from Garum aka Beau Wanzer & Shawn O'Sullivan.
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- There’s always our Forever Sale to wade through.
Enjoy the long weekend.
Words: Clint, Ant, Daoud.
Work: Nathon, Will, Phil, Benn, Tom, Jamie and Ian Love Forever Changes .
Best records this week
According to our review team at least...
8/10 from Will