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Not one but two Albums of the Week this week. We love both records so much, so why not? First up we have Death & Vanilla with their dreamy psychedelia / electronica, and then we also have the marvellous Mahatma X hip-hop / sampledelia from our 2018 Album of the Year winner MALK and friends. It's compulsory that you buy at least one of them, but there are loads of other things too - scroll down through these below, right to the bottom where you'll also find some interesting news about Phil.
New vinyl and CDs and tapes
- Maps makes a record almost as unwieldy as its title.
- Death & Vanilla generally sound like a Broadcast that has been wrapped up in a lovely towelling dressing gown.
- Dungaree totin' tunesmith Mac De Marco with more songs masquerading as breezes.
- Inventive, technicolour hip-hop and sampledelia from Mahatma X.
- Clinic channel the spirit if not the ideas of Bernard Manning on new LP.
- Greys. Less noisy this time but that’s what happens as you get older.
- White vinyl 7” from Sleaford Mods with previously unreleased B side.
- Several months after release of the digital we get the new James Blake on vinyl.
- Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria record a heartwarming friendship.
- Get tied up In Nots.
- Psych folk from Jowe Head of Swell Maps and Television Personalities.
- Folk and acoustic balladry from Scottish singer Siobhan Wilson.
- Very very busy man Oliver Cherer makes an album of windswept acoustics in the manner of early Ben Watt.
- Rev Magnetic...the bloody promo CD wouldn’t play. It’s the new thing from Luke Sutherland of Long Fin Killie, etc.
- Brooklyn noise rock three piece Dead Tenants sure can thrash.
- Art-dance sibling trio Doomsquad fight for your right to party.
- Belting new track from cheese & tomato duo Madlib & Freddie Gibbs.
- Charly Bliss are the latest to work through some shit via the medium of album.
- Hip-hop producer Nobody expands his sonic palette.
- Dan Lyons was once in Fat White Family but let’s not hold that against him.
- Black Zone Magick Chant. Guess what they do? Go on. Yup - psych.
- Couple of re-issued from now veteran art rockers TV On t’Radio.
- It’s a week with a Thursday in it so there’s a Brian Jonestown Massacre record.
- Herbie Hancock’s debut re-vinyl’d.
- Winchester’s finest (cathedral excepted) Rozi Plain.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
His plumber is now heavily into Puce Mary.
- Finally with us is the Puce Mary album on PAN. Her most refined and focussed work thus far yet still thrillingly visceral and cathartic.
- Lush dreamy ambient soundtrack from Tujiko Noriko to her own film ‘Kuro’.
- Black Zone Magick Chant wanders deep into darker psychedelic realms on Shelter Press.
- Tim Hecker's ‘Anoyo’ offers a starker counterpart to his previous Konoyo album.
- Holly Herndon eases or fears of potential iRobot style catastrophe with friendly AI assisted album on 4AD.
- Good ole’ Jack Dangers still at it as Meat Beat Manifesto!
- Early Pop Recordings 1989-1999 from Tor Lundvall on Dais.
- Stellar album from singular Iranian artist Sote on Diagonal. Recommended!
- Basic Rhythm aka Eastman/Imaginary Forces distills the essence of London pirate radio and remoulds it into contemporary forms on Planet Mu.
- Absolute motherlode of re-stocks on Taylor Deupree’s esteemed 12k label at reduced price tags, plus a spanking new sumptuous disc from M. Grig.
- Kode9 remixes some classic Japanense videogame themes.
- Downtempo funk, trip-hop beats and psychedelic electronica from People Plus on Mood Hut.
- Jensen Interceptor single-sided 12" on Weapons of Desire incl. Timothy J Fairplay Remix. Edition of 200 hand-stamped/numbered copies
- Steve Moore takes a break from soundtracks and back to his synths for an occasionally unsettling album featuring contributions from Mary Lattimore + more.
- Off-kilter floor fillers from Puto Tito on Príncipe.
- Glitchy techno abstractions from Pär Grindvik and Peder Mannerfelt as Aasthma.
- Far out Interplanetary Folk Music from Craig Leon.
- Malfunctioning drums and heart wrenching pads galore on Proem’s latest for n5MD.
- Synkro heads further into ambient zones on Apollo.
- Paula Temple finally unleashes an album of slammers.
- +++ Sonar Base reissue of that ace olde SCSI AV EP, Chaos In The CBD 'Midnight In Peckham' re-press, Zed classic Italo disco reissue 12", Master of Illusions madness on Brew - most likely the work of Robert Bergman, Warm aka Ron Trent, Hardijs Lediņš of NSRD reissue LP, Pepe Bradock album, Conforce EP on Delsin +++
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Finally a big congratulations to Phil - who is tying the knot this weekend to some poor soul who we wish we could say is 'unsuspecting' but really isn't and should know better. We wish them both a long and happy marriage.
Words: Clint, Ant,
Work: Nathon, Will, Phil, Benn, Tom, Jamie and (Ian) Love Is In The Air.
Best records this week
According to our review team at least...
9/10 from Will
8/10 from Will