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Weekly Update Insides, Stealing Sheep, Fat White Family, UT

Plus Carla Dal Forno, Loyle Carner, Bibio, Heather Woods Broderick, Nouvelle Vague, and more

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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.

Re-issues

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.   

Epilogue

Enjoy the long weekend.

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Words: Clint, Ant, Daoud.

Work: Nathon, Will, Phil, Benn, Tom, Jamie and Ian Love Forever Changes .

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

David Cronenberg’s Wife

The Octoberman Sequence

10/10 from Will

MY FIRST 10 FOR NORMAN RECORDS. THIS IS A CALENDAR EVENT, PEOPLE.  It’s a wonderful thing when a band you had completely forgotten about comes back into your life....read on »

Fat White Family

Serfs Up!

9/10 from Will

More ink has been spilled about those Fat Whites boys than from a squid in a ghost train. Whether they deliberately court the press or not, people just love to talk about the ...read on »

Mekons

Deserted

8/10 from Will

When this review dropped onto my desk, I thought ‘Oh no, it’s that sludge metal band with that bloke with the big hair’ but upon further investigation I was ...read on »

Bibio

Ribbons

8/10 from Clinton

It's hard to put a finger on why I/m not sure I care much for Bibio anymore.  I loved Ambivalence Avenue, Silver Wilkinson, Mind Bokeh and pretty much everything up to A ...read on »

Carla dal Forno

So Much Better

8/10 from Clinton

You learn something literally every day. Carla dal Forno used to be in F Ingers. Didn't know that. Anyway she's one of those artists who despite the slathering adulation heape...read on »

Various

Additive Noise Function: Formative UK, European and North American Electronica 1978-1984

8/10 from Will

The late 70s and early 80s were a pivotal moment in electronic music. The capabilities for making electronic music had been massively expanded with the advent of (relatively) ...read on »

Justin Sweatt (Xander Harris)

Say Your Goodbyes

8/10 from Ant

As Xander Harris, Justin Sweatt has been reasonably prolific making records channelling Giallo/horror soundtracks, electro/Italo disco and synthwave. He began using the handle...read on »

Heith

Mud

8/10 from Ant

It’s always interesting hearing how UK Bass music mutates as it travels - from Peter Runge over in Milwaukee twisting it up as Sd Laika or Eric C. Burton as Rabit geneti...read on »

Adam Winchester

Muutto

8/10 from Ant

Edinburgh’s RIOT Radio Records boot off their sister imprint a quiet RIOT with a wicked LP from Adam Winchester whom you may know is half of Dot Product alongside Chris ...read on »

Featured albums

Flying Lotus
Wojciech Rusin
Heith
Michel Banabila
Maps and Diagrams
Bowditch
Graham Dunning
Insides
Adam Winchester
Loyle Carner
Justin Sweatt (Xander Harris)
Dreamtime
M Shutak
Garum (Beau Wanzer & Shawn O'Sullivan)
Various
Massimo Farjon Pupillo
O Yuki Conjugate
Placid Angles (John Beltran)
Gang of Four
Marco Bernardi
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
Anna Homler
Mark Peters
Nouvelle Vague
Centrum
Gore Tech
Carla dal Forno
Bibio
Leafcutter John
Hoodna Orchestra
Ellicist
Drugdealer
Khotin
Christian Löffler
Wand
Heather Woods Broderick
Fat White Family
Stealing Sheep
Teenage Fanclub
Efterklang & Karsten Fundal
The Underground Youth
UT
Ian Brown
The Wannadies