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Weekly Update Thom Yorke, Siavash Amini, Pooh Sticks, Comet Gain (Dinked).

Siavash Amini, The Cramps, The Total Rejection, Prince, Wild Billy Childish.

Headlines

  • Album of the Week. It can only be Thom Yorke’s latest album ‘ANIMA’!
  • Weekly Playlist. New tunes and videos over on YouTube.
  • New Dinked! Comet Gain are getting their latest on blue vinyl with a bonus 7’’ courtesy of Dinked.
  • The highly sought after singles box set from Welsh indie poppers The Pooh Sticks is finally getting a reissue! Avoid spending over £250 on Discogs and buy with us.

New vinyl and CDs and tapes

  • The Total Rejection. Psych meets 60s garage rock, freakbeat and mod.
  • Wild Billy Childish returns with more Kent based garage rock with help from CTMF.
  • The Stroppies release a sure-fire hit.
  • Ider. A fusion of pop and electro from a couple of housemates from London.
  • Prince. The hits Prince penned for other artists, performed by the High Priest of Pop himself.
  • Ash Walker. Every subgenre but the kitchen sink nu-jazz/trip hop.
  • Ada Lea. Debut album from the Canadian songwriter with a difference.
  • Dope. Two experimental psychedelic epics form Julian Cope and Fuck Authority.
  • Minyo Crusaders. Tokyo music veterans give us some exotic funky music.
  • Omar Apollo. Wide-ranging R&B/neo-soul from the Mexican-American songwriter.
  • A Clash of worlds here as The Flaming Lips team up with Mick Jones.
  • J. Robbins. Solo effort from the Jawbox member on the legendary Dischord records.
  • Lingua Ignota ominous darkwave meets head-splitting industrial. 
  • Darren Hayman releases a concept album centring on astronauts. 
  • Joe McPhee & Paal Nilssen-Love. Free jazz freakouts from two legends. 

Re-issues

  • Brian Eno. Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landings with this space ambient classic. 
  • Konami Kukeiha Club. The soundtrack to legendary video game creator Hideo Kojima’s ‘Snatcher’ has come to wax.
  • Ennio Morricone does psychedelic-tinged lounge as good as his Spaghetti Western epics.
  • Van Morrison. ‘Moondance’ gets the reissue treatment.
  • Donovan. Psychedelic folk meets 60s pop.
  • Keith Emerson & Goblin. Prog on prog.
  • Crass. Second LP which includes a MASSIVE poster.
  • Craven Faults burst from the country into the city with this fantastic kraut-meets-electronic EP.
  • Elmer Bernstein. Brilliant soundtrack to Ghostbusters. Phil and Ian are happy about this one!
  • Tommy Guerrero. Funk meets downtempo on Tommy’s ‘From the Soil to the Soul’.
  • Richard Brand’s score to the ‘Bride of the Re-Animator’ comes to wax.
  • Folkal Point. Hard-to-find folk classic gets a much needed reissue.
  • The Cramps. Fire themed vinyl for this late career classic.

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

The best cuts from the world of electronic music:

  • Siavash Amini lures us into the darkness of night with a stunning album of nocturnal, nightmarish soundscapes and cinematic avant-classical.
  • Ace cassette of mind-shattering electronic music from SDEM on Opal Tapes.
  • Pugilist and Forest Drive West 12” bangers on Whities Blue Series.
  • Amato & Adriani aka The Hacker and Mannequin boss Alessandro Adriani go at it, featuring a cut with Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder.
  • Legowelt revives his Gladio alias for a jackin’ house/electro LP on L.I.E.S.
  • Ron Morelli - boss of aforementioned L.I.E.S. rinses the grit out of his machines and sets the dials towards inner and outer space.
  • Did I mention the North Manc Beds EP on Skam last week? A corker.
  • Umberto shifts away from the giallo/horror vibes and into a more original, personal and haunting sound.
  • Frostbitten isolationist ambient from Line Spectrum on Glacial Movements.
  • CD reissue of The Anti Group's 1994 album ‎'4 X 12' now with a coupla Richard H. Kirk remixes.
  • The Future Sound Of London 'Yage 2019' now on wax.
  • Dense, eerie, percussive and droning electronix from Sâd Hu plus Oberman Knocks gets more melodic. Both on Andrea Parker's fine Aperture label.
  • Antwood explores modern love via fictional character Delphi on Planet Mu.
  • Black To Comm back on Thrill Jockey with a right spooker.
  • Volumes 5+6 of Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook's ‘The Dark Side Of The Moog’ series - now on vinyl.
  • The sound of Durban and London fuses as Gqom meets UK funky on DJ Lag & Okzharp's EP for Hyperdub.
  • Jayda G remixed by Honey Dijon, DJ Fett Burger and Dâm-Funk.
  • Radish Brothers - an offshoot of Our Lady of the Flowers, feat. Rod Modell on an epic jam. Plus darkwave action from Bloom Offering. Both tape editions of 50 copies on Industrial Coast.
  • +++ Davide Luciani tape on The Tapeworm, River Yarra 12” on Antinote, TV.OUT 12” on L.I.E.S. +++

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Until Thursday, we’ll see you later! We’ve got a space themed Friday Jukebox tomorrow so tune into Twitter at 11am to witness our out-of-this-world playlist.

Those of you making your way to Bluedot Festival or Benicassim this weekend, enjoy!

Words: Tom, Ant. 

Work: Nathon, Phil, Benn, Tom, Ian, Jamie, and Daoud. 

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Normil Hawaiians

What's Going On?

9/10 from Daoud

It’s hard to imagine what it was like for their to be a proper squat scene in London. I grew up there in the 90s, and even for me, the idea of every tiny bit of land not...read on »

Siavash Amini

Serus

9/10 from Ant

Here’s a real stunning album from Siavash Amini - an artist whose work has previously been released via Opal Tapes, Hallow Ground, Flaming Pines, Umor Rex etc.  Hi...read on »

House and Land

Across The Field

8/10 from Daoud

Earlier this year I reviewed Sarah Louise’s excellent ‘Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars’, an album which took virtuosic folk guitar playing and turned it in...read on »

Uzeda

Quocumque Jeceris Stabit

8/10 from Daoud

Uzeda have been around for a long time. The Italian punk band formed in 1987, which makes them about 32. And they sure take their time. ‘Quocumque Jeceris Stabit’ ...read on »

North Manc Beds

GazOhmEater EP

8/10 from Ant

I used to get pretty excited when those North Manc Beds EPs dropped on Skam family label 33 back in the day and still treasure them. Like those early Gescom and Dual Purpose r...read on »

Ron Morelli

Man Walks The Earth

8/10 from Ant

The fifth album from L.I.E.S. bossman Ron Morelli - his first outside of Dominick Fernow’s Hospital Productions label. Sounds like he’s rinsed the grit from his ma...read on »

Featured albums

The Pooh Sticks
Radish Brothers
Comet Gain
Bloom Offering
Davide Luciani
Line Spectrum
Ron Morelli
The Anti Group
Forest Drive West
Pugilist
Joe McPhee & Paal Nilssen-Love
Siavash Amini
Amato & Adriani
Folkal Point
Ennio Morricone
Richard Band
SDEM
Van Morrison
Ash Walker
Donovan
Minyo Crusaders
Jayda G
Thom Yorke
Gladio (Legowelt)
River Yarra
The Stroppies
Black To Comm
Umberto
DJ Lag & Okzharp
Wild Billy Childish & CTMF
Dope feat. Fuck Authority
Darren Hayman
Antwood
Lingua Ignota
Tommy Guerrero
Oberman Knocks
The Total Rejection
The Cramps
Omar Apollo
J. Robbins
Elmer Bernstein
Sâd Hu
North Manc Beds
IDER
Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno
Ada Lea
Craven Faults
Prince
TV.OUT
The Flaming Lips
The Future Sound Of London
Konami Kukeiha Club
Keith Emerson & Goblin
Crass