- Album of the Week. Norman Records staff approved dancehall courtesy of the brilliant, forward-thinking Jamaican collective Equiknoxx.
- Robbie Basho’s classic ‘Visions of the Country’ has arrived on limited edition, crystal clear vinyl.
- New Moon Duo, new Dinked! Announced mere minutes ago, Moon Duo will be getting their latest on yellow wax. It’s limited edition, so don’t miss out.
- 20% off selected stock in our June reductions promo.
- Our new Weekly Playlist for is up on YouTube.
Good afternoon all! The sun is finally out, just in time for our Will’s trip to Glastonbury. We hope you all enjoyed Stereolab last week. We all did.
New vinyl and CDs and tapes
- Norman Records staff approved dancehall courtesy of the brilliant, forward-thinking Jamaican collective Equiknoxx.
- Bizarre Ukrainian psych rock from Sex Blender.
- Eye Make The Horizon. Free psych-punk-jazz jams of the highest order.
- We know we’re always going on about Liz Harris, but the grouper mastermind’s Nivhek project has finally made its way onto CD. Sit tight, the vinyl is incoming!
- Fan of Basho and Fahey? Isasa is one for you!
- Night Moves return with their indie-psych hybrid.
- Jeffery Alexander’s Dire Wolves show us the light.
- Folktronica on clear vinyl, it can only be Tunng.
- Sprawling, all-genre-encompassing DIY rock on tape from Soft Walls.
- Scruffy lo-fi indie poppers Body Type grant us a handy two-in-one EP set.
- A slice of lovely French psych pop courtesy of Juniore.
- Doom folk from Emily Fairlight, perfect for fans of gloomy singer-songwriters.
- Abdullah Ibrahim. Nelson Mandela reckoned he was up there with Mozart
- The Dead Normal unleash their destructive debut, armed with an excellent album title.
- Spooky, surreal tunes from Twin Peaks’ third series.
- Don’t have a copy of Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ yet? Now’s your chance!
- A lost psychedelic post-punk classic from Normil Hawaiians.
- An undercover classic of minimal wave from Elisa Waut.
- Legendary art punks Wire reissue one of their finest modern efforts.
- Jazz on Sub Pop from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
- The Rolling Stones take us to their rock and roll circus.
- More from the seemingly never-ending David Bowie reissues saga.
- Leeds’ post-punks The Mekons reissue their debut.
- Often regarded as hip hop’s crowning achievement, it can only be Nas’ ‘Illmatic’.
- Jangly C86 perfection from The Wallflowers.
- A hard to find jazz treasure from Steamheat is back on our shelves.
- I’ve finally been converted to Björk after Ian stuck the gorgeous ‘Vespertine’ on yesterday. Just in time for those reissues it seems...
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
- Rod Modell bangs out a killer album of driving, iridescent techno for Tresor.
- Broken English Club 'White Rats II' sequel 2LP on L.I.E.S. is a crusher!
- Warm and glistening LP from Leif on Whities.
- Deep pulsating techno action from Italian duo Crossing Avenue on their third EP from Donato Dozzy and Neel's esteemed Spazio Disponibile imprint.
- Coupla optimized techno weapons on The Bunker New York from Gunnar Haslam and Wata Igarashi. Limited copies!
- Grime infused raver from Suzanne Kraft’s SK U KNO alter-ego complete with RAMZi on the remix.
- Kirk Degiorgio's A.R.T re-master of MAX404 Detroit inspired gem originally on legendary Dutch techno imprint Eevolute.
- Occult electronics from dread technicians Pact Infernal.
- New one on the reliable STROOM 〰 imprint from TRIIMusik offshoot TRjj.
- Useful 'Scores' 12" EP on Dekmanel incl. Jordan GCZ, Upsammy, Suzanne Kraft and Parrish Smith.
- Jung An Tagen return to Editions Mego with their delightfully off-kilter approach to techno.
- Terrace / Nu Era / Carl Finlow / London Modular Alliance together on one De:tuned plate.
- Hallucinogenic, psychedelic hypnotizers from Sordid Sound System & Sutja Gutiérrez.
- Dope double tape on Seagrave from Brighton's illest B-boy REQ.
- Valuable compilation of blueprint Chicago house classics from Hot Mix 5 offshoot M Records incl. Mickey Oliver, Ralphi Rosario, Phortune, Pierre's Fantasy Club.
- Deadly Kamikaze Space Programme album on Osiris Music fusing his D&B roots with a metallic techno palette. Ace!
- One-sided Posthuman 12" on Weapons Of Desire. Limited to 200 hand-numbered copies with Derek Carr Remix.
- Superb, slammin’ grime business from East Man & Walton.
- Coupla Boy Harsher 12”s on Nude Club incl. Marcel Dettmann and Silent Servant remixes.
- Isle of Jura unearth a quirky and fun 1982 oddball synth-pop disco mutant from Bella Vista.
- Oren Ambarchi, Mark Fell, Will Guthrie and Sam Shalabi wig out.
- Pastoral ambient from Francesco Giannico in two bespoke limited editions on Time Released Sound.
- Best Arcola for a while from LEVL.
- Proper tranquil-tronica vibes from Pataphysical on 12th Isle in ever eye popping artwork by Al White.
- Ron Trent and Rafael Anton Irisarri get their remix paws on David August.
- +++ 12”s of party fuel from Jeff Mills, Floorplan, Call Super on Peach Discs, DJ Python on Dekmantel, The Lock In on All City, Synkro & Arovane / Marenn EP, Yukihiro Fukutomi on Studio Mule, Kelly Lee Owens on Smalltown Supersound.+++
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Enjoy the hot weather, UK folks. Stay safe in the even hotter weather, European friends. Bye for now x
Words: Tom, Ant.
Work: Nathon, Will, Phil, Benn, Tom, Ian, Jamie, and Daoud.
Best records this week
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His Name Is Alive
9/10 from Will