- Album of the Week. Immediate hip hop classic from the Indiana MC Freddie Gibbs and crate-digging extraordinaire Madlib.
- Weekly Playlist. Fresh selection of tunes and vids over on YouTube.
- Warmduscher have announced a new album and there’s still a few Dinked variants left!
- We’ve got some tasty pre-orders for you in the form of Carla dal Forno, DIIV, Fad Gadget, and the latest limited edition single from hyped group Black Country, New Road.
New vinyl and CDs and tapes
- Warm Boys. Minimal synth punk from Southend on tape.
- Watine. Seamless remix album featuring tinkerings from the likes of Richard Adams (Hood) and Christian Quermalet.
- Solange. Minimalist R&B follow-up to the massively acclaimed ‘A Seat at the Table’.
- Minami Deutsch. New EP from the Japanese kraut-fiends featuring original tracks and remixes.
- Spoon. Greatest hits from the acclaimed indie group.
- Lloyd Cole keeps us guessing.
- Kool Keith. Great new album from the Doctor of Doom and space-travelling Elvis.
- Damon Locks. Compelling spiritual jazz on International Anthem.
- Henry Jackman’s Detective Pikachu soundtrack which has been surprisingly popular here…
- Wil Bolton (Cheju) CD of daydreamy ambient/field recordings. Also On Sound In Silence getting some Talk Talk vibes from Sweeney (Panoptique Electrical).
- Sarathy Korwar. Fiery, politicised jazz which brings a new meaning to the word fusion.
- Japanese Television. Surf-psych jams for goths.
- Optimism / Reject. Cherry Red’s compilation of DIY post-punk and little-known gems.
- Los Retro. Leftfield Hispanic pop meets 70s rock from this young fella.
- De Lorians. Apparently Japan has a Canterbury Scene; Zappa and The Soft Machine would be proud!
- Bernard Herrmann. Hitchock’s ‘Marnie’ is back on vinyl with a bonus 7’’ and CD.
- Alex G. The slacker indie songwriter reissues ‘Trick’ and ‘Rules’.
- Tommy Guerrero. Latin jazz meets jazz-rock and downtempo.
- Art Ensemble Of Chicago. Anniversary celebration to celebrate 50 years of the avant-jazz group.
- Fugazi. Finally we’ve got some reissues from the hugely influential DIY punks!
- Bongzilla. The self-aware stoners get three classics reissued for you doom/sludge/stoner metal fans.
- Tubby Hayes Quartet. Legendary lost session gets dug up.
- Makaya McCraven. If you’re a fan of the current UK jazz scene then you should give this a spin.
- Ulver. The word “essential” gets thrown around a lot but these are truly essential for metal fans.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
For the best new releases from all corners of the electronic, club and dance music world, look no further than Ant’s weekly Round Up:
- Fennesz ‘Agora’ finally lands on vinyl in time to further melt us in the heatwave.
- Spheruleus makes creaky domestic electronica. 100 copies on wax.
- Pan Sonic & Charlemagne Palestine's 'Mort Aux Vaches' gets vinylized. Superb, nuanced minimal drone works.
- Michael Stearns 'Ancient Leaves' reissued - cult/obscure Californian New Age/ambient album, originally issued in 1977 on Continuum Montage.
- Elegantly presented Merzbow disc and booklet on Room40. Exquisite.
- Delicate, pastoral minimalism from Jefre Cantu-Ledesma.
- Beautifully presented Emmanuel Witzthum album on Fluidaudio incl. 40 minute bonus CD from e+i (Witzthum & Craig Tattersall of The Boats).
- Fabio Orsi EP in a more trippy, trance inducing ambient electronica mode.
- Modern Studies re-imagined into blurry ambient by Tommy Perman. Limited indies only LP on Fire in hand-crafted sleeve.
- Datach'I returns on Venetian Snares Timesig label making his Eurorack setup sing in colourful, timeless/classic style.
- Jeff Mills’ Moon concept album released with impeccable timing.
- Joyous, bleeping videogame breakdance electro-funk-technoid-new wave EP from Neil Landstrumm.
- Ever reliable Jonny Trunk unearths Ernest Berk's bizarro 'Electronic Music For Two Ballets'.
- Ondo Fudd aka Call Super double EP on The Trilogy Tapes - chocka lush summer vibes.
- Killer, grim, heavy EP from Overlook on Osiris Music.
- ASC album in the vein of his Grey Area style techno mode.
- Darkside, tunnelling techno/bass mutations from Sam KDC on Horo.
- Luke Slater, Steve Bicknell and David Sumner aka Function bang hard as LSD for a blast through techno hyperspace.
- Martyn gets his breaks out for Ostgut Ton with an EP of inventive D&B.
- Quirky ambient from Wilson Tanner recorded on a riverboat.
- Beguiling, blissed and intoxicating as ever tape from Ekin Fil.
- Ryuichi Sakamoto & Taylor Deupree ‘Live In London’ vinyl reissue.
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Words: Tom, Ant.
Work: Nathon, Phil, Benn, Tom, Ian, Jamie, Will and Daoud.
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