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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.
- 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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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.
Best records this week
According to our review team at least...
8/10 from Clinton