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Cate Le Bon, The Claim, Hayden Thorpe, Amyl & the Sniffers, Hood, Thee Oh Sees and Tears For Fears.

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It’s Thursday update time which means it’s Thursday. Hurrah!  Some good news in a week which saw our internet go off. As you can imagine running an online record store with no internet is quite the tricky proposition but if anyone can do it we can hence why you see loads of records listed below. What you want to do now is look through them and judge for yourself which ones you want to buy.  See you at the checkout!

New vinyl and CDs and tapes

  • Honeyblood make a right old Scottish racket
  • The new Sebadoh album reminds me of the time I fell asleep at one of their concerts.
  • Earth. Like really thick claggy soup...in a good way.
  • Black Mountain offer heavy, hard rock - now with its own driving license.  
  • Cate Le Bon. Welsh, winsome and rather wonderful.
  • Field technicians Epic 45 remember the past fondly.   
  • Amyl & the Sniffers. They call this ‘punk rock’.   
  • LA composer-synthesist Emily A. Sprague gets collected.  
  • Big Tide break out the old 12 string to janglesome effect.  
  • The Claim are still bristling with anger, energy and indie tunes.  
  • Wonderful scouse folk gear from Paul Den Heyer.
  • Morrissey. Good job we’ve got no Immigrant CDs in this week.  
  • Fire! Orchestra only have 14 members this time. I want my money back!  
  • As seen on TV Middle Kids anthemic indie is hitting new heights.
  • Forlorn and guest studded new album from Anni Hogan  
  • Quiver-voiced Wild Beast Hayden Thorpe with smart solo one.   
  • Gia Margaret...ah well if nothing else there’s always glimmer.
  • Steve Marino seems like a nice laid back kinda guy.
  • Plastic Mermaids are crazy Flaming Lip ish guys from the Isle of Wight.  
  • Hygiene are getting all kinds of angry about the country and stuff.
  • Toth is kinda like how Bon Iver would sound if his music was at all enjoyable.

Re-issues

  • Coke Bottle Green coloured vinyl of Thee Oh Sees Thee Hounds of Foggy Notion. Are coke bottles green? Sometimes.  
  • Classic ‘low end rock’ from the sadly departed Morphine.
  • Plenty of The Fall re-issues out this week including Live At The Witch Trials and Dragnet.   
  • Couple of best of type compilations from Bobby Gillespie and his Primal Screams. .  
  • Industrial metal cornerstones Ministry.
  • Another week, another Coil.
  • Coil. You just get sick of them don’t you?    
  • Camera Obscura’s penultimate indie waft re-issued.   
  • Hood’s bleak genre defying 2001 epic Cold House is back in on vinyl.
  • Good news for Phil, his childhood favourite Tears For Fears album is in stock.  

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

He resides in Lower Wharfedale which is geographically the exact mid-point between Detroit and Berlin.

  • Music From Memory unleash 'Outro Tempo II: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1984-1996'. Ronseal.
  • Almost 150 mins of previously unreleased Coil recordings circa '93 - 96, from Danny Hyde's archives. Vinyl edition is hopefully gonna be re-pressed.
  • Flying Lotus assembles an all star cast; Anderson .Paak, George Clinton, Little Dragon, David Lynch, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Toro y Moi, Solange etc.
  • Helm collages a disparate sound palette into a cohesive, hallucinatory full length on PAN that feels both familiar and alien.
  • Bangin', industrial strength designer grime/dancehall rooted hybrids on Lee Gamble’s UIQ from HXE (fka HEX).
  • Mystical dancefloor pressure from Xyn Cabal on The Death of Rave utilizing rhythmic influences from grime, gqom, kuduro and reggaeton.
  • Fresh and adventurous sonics from Kassel Jaeger, aka Francois Bonnet - bossman at INA-GRM. LP on the increasingly reliable Latency label.
  • Nostalgic, warped 80s VHS styles from Com Truise on Ghostly... Dare I say Hypnagogic…. Kiiiiiiill…. meeeee.
  • Cinematic ambient EP on Lapsus from Brick Reds, Black Mauves aka Alex Ander of Dalhous (Blackest Ever Black). Pressed on tasteful white vinyl.
  • German minimalist Ernstalbrecht Stiebler celebrates 85 years on earth with remixes by Frank Bretschneider, Kammerflimmer Kollektief and Bérangère Maximin.
  • Sounds like Zomby has switched gear into rugged modular techno mode.
  • Dominic Murcott and his massive half-tonne double-bell. (stop it!)
  • Heavy hitting spools on Weevil Neighbourhood from Katsunori Sawa and his kranky sounding machines.
  • Industrial-Techno-Punk-Harsh-Noise-Power-Electronix-Mass-Destruction Soft Issues brain bludgeoner on Opal Tapes.
  • Low Jack's bangin' revisions of the dancehall template. CD on Hospital Productions.
  • Andrew Liles, David Tibet, and The UnderAge Shaitan-Boy are Nodding God.
  • Splurge of multiple archival releases from Liquid Liquid hero Dennis Young.
  • Rupert Clervaux's poetry inhabits his peculiar and striking sonic landscapes on his debut album on Whities, assisted by Anna Holmer and pals.
  • Machinedrum and Jimmy Edgar join forces as J-E-T-S.
  • 300 copies Galaxian 12" on Natural Sciences. Grubby, pulsating electro zappers.
  • Left Ear Records exhume some tracks from Nigerian producer Jay U Xperience knocked out on his Roland clobber back in 1993.
  • Malevolent, buzzing techno rippers from Terence Fixmer on NovaMute. Phwoarrr!
  • OKADA doesn't sound too happy.
  • Dark Entries reissue some New Beat fun from LHASA.
  • Interstellar electro 2LP on Clone West Coast Series from The Exaltics.
  • Machinefabriek's splendid 'Ranonkel' album from 2008 vinylized.
  • Linkwood’s 2009 debut album ‘System’ rebooted.
  • That resplendent Ghostride The Drift (uon, Exael and Huerco S.) record gets a well deserved re-press.
  • Unnerving action from John Duncan & Joachim Nordwall on iDEAL Recordings.
  • +++ Ciel EP on Spectral, SPIME.IM LP on -OUS, K-X-P LP on Svart, Benjamin Lew LP on STROOM, +++

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Epilogue

And that’s your lot for this week. No more. Don’t you have homes to go to?  

Words: Clint, Ant.

Work:  Nathon, Will, Phil, Benn, Tom, Jamie and (Ian) Love Lift Us Up Where We Belong.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Don Cherry

Brown Rice

9/10 from Thomas

Blue Note have recently reissued this masterwork from Don Cherry, and it’s an exotic and mind-expanding odyssey into spiritual jazz. I stuck this on earlier this week f...read on »

Culto Al Qondor

Electricidad

9/10 from Will

The liner notes of Culto al Qondor end with a simple instruction, to ‘Drone On’. This seem a fitting way to bookend an album which does just that. This band don&rs...read on »

Madonnatron

Musica Alla Puttanesca

9/10 from Will

Madonnatron are one of a few regulators and maintainers of peace in the musical landscape of today. They are the real deal. In the past, they've made blackened, road-worn psyc...read on »

Luka Productions

Falaw

9/10 from Will

If you're a regular reader of my reviews (I sees ya), then you'll know I love West African music, or at least, most of what I've heard of it. What a treat it is then to listen...read on »

Earth

Full Upon Her Burning Lips

9/10 from Will

Clocking in at over an hour with just ten songs, Earth’s new album ‘Full Upon Her Burning Lips?’ isn’t for the faint of heart so I strapped on the pace...read on »

Hood

Cold House

9/10 from Daoud

Throughout the 90s Yorkshire’s Hood released a series of albums of tender and rich post-rock. The band had never been afraid to experiment with song structure ...read on »

Ian Crause (Disco Inferno)

The Vertical Axis / The Song of Phaeton

8/10 from Clinton

We all know that Disco Inferno were the best band ever don't we? DON'T WE?  Well their star is just starting to shine about a fifty fucking billion years after they exis...read on »

Sleaford Mods

Discourse

8/10 from Will

Ooohhh I really love this. 'Discourse' from Sleaford Mods' latest effort 'Eton Alive' has been granted a 7" release which is wholly deserved. The more attention on this track ...read on »

Hayden Thorpe

Diviner

8/10 from Clinton

I for one was glad when the Wild Beasts split up. The band who at one point were my Actual Favourite Band had started the deep descent towards mediocrity with their last two a...read on »

The Claim

The New Industrial Ballads

8/10 from Clinton

I've never been to Medway though I've heard all about its scene which includes bands like the Dentists, Thee Headcoats and the Claim amongst others. The latter were a fair to ...read on »

Cate Le Bon

Reward

8/10 from Clinton

Cate Le Bon is bloody everywhere. If not doing her solo stuff she's performing with Tim 'Elvis' Presley as Drinks, producing people, guesting on Deerhunter records. Here she i...read on »

Paul Den Heyer

Everything So Far

8/10 from Clinton

I'm probably the only person in the world to remember Fishmonkeyman and their one indie hit If I Told You Once. A classic! I tells you. Well many moons ago Paul Den Heyer was ...read on »

Hygiene

Private Sector

8/10 from Will

When an album's closing song is called 'Bring Back British Rail', you know it's time to listen. Post-punk band Hygiene have released what sounds a little like a train-themed c...read on »

Soft Issues

Soft Issues

8/10 from Ant

Not to be confused with their self-released, self-titled debut tape I was waffling on about a few months back, this duo has now landed on the ever magnificent Opal Tapes with ...read on »

Toth

Practice Magic And Seek Professional Help When Necessary

8/10 from Clinton

Sometimes you have to wonder where people get their voices from. Toth spends some of the opening track Down For The Count singing in a sort of near Bon Iver falsetto but then ...read on »

Dalham

Heat Death

8/10 from Clinton

I don't know about you but I've recently been looking at far too many pictures of brutalist housing on the internet. Right before bedtime too. Sometimes it's too scary to have...read on »

Flying Lotus

Flamagra

8/10 from Clinton

Flying Lotus (Steve to his mum) has been pushing the boundaries of late first up with the 75% jazz You're Dead then by directing horrifying avant garde film Kuso. Depicting so...read on »

HXE

INDS

8/10 from Ant

Whuuuuuuutttt?!?!?! My dome is melting... there are too many little words made from big letters. Let me see if the pulsating CPU inside my cranium can get this right... this 4...read on »

Juan Wauters

Introducing Juan Pablo

8/10 from Clinton

Juan Wauters is a little Mexican guy I saw supporting Mac De Marco at the Irish Centre in Leeds a couple of years ago. He's a bit like Pedro Sanchez from Napolean Dynamite and...read on »

Xyn Cabal

Perfect Oracle

8/10 from Ant

Mystical dancefloor pressure from Xyn Cabal on The Death of Rave utilizing international rhythmic influences from gqom, kuduro, reggaeton and most prominently grime. This Athe...read on »

Tim Hecker

Anoyo

8/10 from Jamie

It’s Timmy heckin’ Hecker time, again! Billed as a sort of companion piece to last year’s Konoyo, ‘Anoyo’ is the -- atmospherically stark -- coun...read on »

Helm

Chemical Flowers

8/10 from Ant

Email draft to a colleague: Have you heard the Helm album on PAN? It's a quality album but I'm struggling to write about it... it's riddled with paradoxes and juxtapositions;...read on »

Featured albums

Dalham
Coil
Kassel Jaeger
Katsunori Sawa
SPIME.IM
Dominic Murcott
Various
HXE
John Duncan & Joachim Nordwall
Low Jack
Benjamin Lew
Xyn Cabal
Coil
Nodding God
Zomby
Ernstalbrecht Stiebler
Rupert Clervaux
J-E-T-S
Jay U Xperience
The Claim
Galaxian
Terence Fixmer
Ciel
Big Tide
Paul Den Heyer
Coil
Ministry
Flying Lotus
Fire! Orchestra
Steve Marino
The Exaltics
Emily A. Sprague
Helm
Hayden Thorpe
Amyl and the Sniffers
Gia Margaret
K-X-P
Tears For Fears
LHASA
Soft Issues
OKADA
Middle Kids
Hygiene
epic45
Brick Reds, Black Mauves
Cate Le Bon
Earth
Toth
Black Mountain
Com Truise
Sebadoh
Morrissey
Honeyblood
Plastic Mermaids
Ghostride The Drift (uon, Exael and Huerco S.)
Anni Hogan
Linkwood
Morphine
Thee Oh Sees
Machinefabriek
Hood
Camera Obscura