- Album of the Week.
- Delve into our Best Records of May feature.
- Two new Dinked Editions! The upcoming album from Here Lies Man has literally JUST been announced! You’ll have seen Kindness earlier this week too.
- Here’s our fresh Weekly Playlist for your eyes and ears.
What’s with this weather ey? It’s meant to be June and it’s looking as grim as it was in January. Let’s hope it cheers up a bit before next Tuesday’s update...
New vinyl and CDs and tapes
Just manufactured. May contain unfamiliar material.
- Laurence Pike. Second album from the left-field songwriter.
- A Beacon School. Bedroom shoegaze jams à la Panda Bear and Deerhunter.
- Peter Jørgensen. New from the Danish neo-classical composer.
- Mumdance and James Kelly (Altar of Plagues) team up for a black metal/shoegaze/techno hybrid.
- Sax experimentation courtesy of Ben Vince.
- First album in a decade from Seattle post-rock project Unwed Sailor.
- Glasgow brother/sister team Comfort release their first physical album.
- Yeasayer engage in some Erotic Reruns.
- Beautifully packaged, hand-crafted CD sets from Immigrant.
- Fenne Lily indulges us with contemplative indie rock.
- Vintage Italian soundtrack from Stelvio Cipriani.
- R.E.M.’s greatest hits on wax.
- Joy Division with the 40th anniversary of ‘Unknown Pleasures’. That was gonna be the actual cover y’know…
- Tess Parks. Dreamy psych debut on white wax.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
Ant’s back on the scene with another tasty electronic pick ‘n’ mix.
- Burial returns with a 12” in pining UKG and misty ambient mode.
- Lush, organic, billowing ambient dub techno from Earthen Sea on Kranky.
- Classy, hazy, warm, dubby, trippy house 2LP from NYC producer Anthony Naples.
- Superb, cranium rattling, brain massaging drone works from Ellen Arkbro.
- Joyous, sunkissed melodic electronica from Konx-om-Pax on Planet Mu.
- Valuable Finders Keepers reissue of Suzanne Ciani's 1969 Buchla/Baudelaire work 'Flowers Of Evil'.
- Polytechnic Youth double whammy from Listening Center and Melodien.
- Killer, lean box jams from Delroy Edwards on Apron.
- Scored some limited white label 12"s from The Quiet Temple featuring a fine remix from Leyland Kirby!!!
- Wooden CD box sets of harsh noise mayhem from Vomir and The Rita on Urashima.
- Renick Bell's tape on Segrave is hands down the best live coding stuff we’ve heard.
- Classic understated minimalism from Robert Turman i.e 'Flux' now on green wax.
- Fresh, optimised trax on another limited 12" on Novel Sound from Levon Vincent.
- E.M.U. 2LP on Cold Blow / AVA. Records. Rare UK ambient techno from ’93-‘94.
- Lowell's scarce 1985 Italo Disco tune 'No Matter' reissued incl. Ruf Dug remix.
- Limited ‘Human Abstracts Vol. 1’ 12" on brokntoys / Endless Illusion incl. Vltra Delta Drive, Santoine, Outermost, Konsistent, Black Propaganda.
- Dane Law / Beachers split a tape in half on Graham Dunning's Fractal Meat Cuts label. 50 copies.
- LP of fabulous minimal/drone works for piano and pipe organ from Eva-Maria Houben on Second Editions.
- New label from The Boats chaps launches with a CD of ethereal Icelandic ambient dream pop from Kira Kira.
- Scored some more copies of Alessandro Adriani's ace 'Montagne Trasparenti' repress on Mannequin. Edition of 300.
- Biosphere 2LP of tracks recorded on the island of Senja, Arctic Norway, between 2015 and 2018.
- Maurizio Bianchi's 'T.P.T.M.B.T.D.' tape on Ascetic House (reworking of 1983 Broken Flag LP 'The Plain Truth') now on CD via Sachiko's Musik Atlach label.
- Dark and cryptic new disk from the relentlessly prolific Francisco López.
- Second peek inside Amsterdam’s MATstudio (Jonny Nash & SK U KNO).
- Georgia’s singular rewiring of world music lands on Ekster - hot on the heels of that killer for Firecracker.
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Until next week, g’bye.
Words: Tom, Ant.
Work: Nathon, Will, Phil, Benn, Tom, Ian, Jamie, and Daoud.
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