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Weekly Update GLOK (Andy Bell), Nérija, Mikal Cronin, Angel Olsen.

Portico Quartet, Ty Segall, Russian Circles, Sons of Kemet, The Wedding Present.

Headlines

  • Album of the Week has been awarded to Nérija’s debut of tight and vibrant modern jazz.
  • GLOK. Ride’s Andy Bell released the excellent ‘Dissident’ under his GLOK moniker on tape earlier this year, and now it’s coming to limited-edition green vinyl! 
  • Weekly Playlist. Fresh selection of tunes and vids over on YouTube.
  • Two new Dinked titles from psych pop fella Mikal Cronin and innovative jazz group Portico Quartet.
  • Indie rock songwriter Angel Olsen’s looming album is coming to limited edition clear vinyl!

New vinyl and CDs and tapes

  • Ty Segall. Garage rock meets psych and glam complete with two drummers!
  • Thom Yorke. The beautiful Deluxe Edition sets have arrived.
  • Idles. Few copies left of the Idles double single.
  • Blur. BBC live sessions straight from the ‘Parklife’ era.
  • Tomorrow Syndicate. Sci-fi electro kraut jams on Polytechnic Youth.
  • The Wedding Present. The Leeds indie heroes return with a new 7’’.
  • Föllakzoid. Chilean psychedelia influenced by space rock and the German greats.
  • Russian Circles. New album from the post-rock/metal giants.
  • Possible Humans. Long-awaited album from the Melbourne group.
  • Sins for Beginners. Molten drone metal for fans of Sunn O))) and Skull Defekts.
  • Psych rock group Sendelica wrap up their Cromlech Chronicles saga.
  • Maneka. Fresh album from the former Speedy Ortiz member.
  • Sendelica : Secret Knowledge : The Orb. Psych rockers team up with the ambient house legends.
  • Craig Aalders. Gorgeous looking CD set from Aalders on Fluid Audio.
  • London Underground. The Italian prog group release a double album.
  • Soft Hearted Scientists. The Welsh psych poppers return with a double single which even features a rare Bee Gees gem.
  • Yellow Days. Lo-fi DIY psych jams from the Manchester songwriter.
  • Penny & Sparrow. Simon & Garfunkel for the post-Bon Iver generation.
  • Cross Record. Third album of introspective slowcore.
  • Love Foreverest. Fresh album from the one man blues chap.
  • Native Harrow. Nope, she isn’t native to Harrow…
  • Elbow. Jesca Hoop features on the Manchester group’s new limited edition single.

Re-issues

  • 94 East. Listen out for a young Prince here…
  • Sons of Kemet. The brilliant Mercury Prize nominated jazz group get their first two reissued!
  • Jay Reatard / Sonic Youth. Split single gets a reissue on snazzy black and white wax.
  • Kurt Stenzel. Soundtrack for Dune, the film that never was. 
  • Neurosis and Jarboe. Neurosis have always sounded like the metal equivalent of Swans, so it seems sensible that they’d make some noise with one of their members. 
  • Sharron Kraus. Kraus’ delves deep into some folk of Yore. 
  • Four Tet. Compilation of dancefloor filling bangers. 
  • The Rats. A cult garage punk album, back on wax.
  • Neil Young. We’ve just got more copies of ‘Dead Man’ in! 
  • Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers. Late 70s album from the legendary group.
  • Michael Orr. What a brilliant album sleeve…!

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

Ant assembles the most interesting titles from the electronic universe once again:

  • Early Vatican Shadow tapes vinylized. Primitive, basement DIY Muslimgauze style emissions circa 2010/2011.
  • Merzbow & Vanity Productions explore a highly inevitable future where parts of Japan and Denmark are victims of climate change and fall into the ocean.
  • Sensuous ambient ASMR erotica from Perila on sferic.
  • Scuzzy, clattering electronica/sound collage from Rothko's Michael Donnelly.
  • Unreleased '70s Ariel Kalma archival works recorded at GRM’s studio.
  • Urashima bring the noise with a scone melting CD from Toshiji Mikawa and Masonna in doom mode as Controlled Death.
  • Refreshingly oddball album from Clark on his own Throttle label.
  • Nicola Ratti deploys percussive synthesis techniques to create a labyrinth of rooms to wander and get lost inside. LP on Students of Decay.
  • K15 & SMBD hookup on Steven Julien's Apron label for some deep jazzy broken beat trax.
  • Woozy, euphoric action from Dorian Concept on Brainfeeder. Orange wax.
  • JTC bangers on Spectral!
  • Dubby, clicks n cuts reminiscent ambient from ANN. CD edition of 50 copies.
  • Warm, hazy, acid-laced tracks from Max Ravitz (Patricia) and Alexis Georgopoulos (Arp) as Masks incl. Bookworms remix.
  • Intense, manic, full-on squirming techno from James Ruskin.
  • Spannered acid/rave ‘Repeat’ 2CD incl. Wisp, Humanoid, Polysick, Mark Archer, μ-Ziq, Chevron, Konx-om-Pax, Gez Varley, Todd Osborn etc.
  • +++ stuff from Dennis Young, Romeo Poirier, Buzz Kull and more...

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Words: Tom, Ant. 

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

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

The Slowest Lift

Plutonic Shine

9/10 from Jamie

Two years on from their debut release together, it’s time once again for the Slowest Lift to shine... to ‘Plutonic Shine’. Tor Festival’s Sophie Cooper...read on »

Erin Durant

Islands

9/10 from Jamie

Oh my goodness, this is pretty. It’s the new LP from Erin Durant. I am partial to the ol’ languid, lazy, woozy sound it’s true -- but it has been a long time...read on »

Possible Humans

Everybody Split

8/10 from Jamie

So, they’ve done it… Finally. The quintet known as Possible Humans, possibly Melbourne’s best-kept secret for a number of years, formed in 2013. Hundreds of...read on »

Blanck Mass

Animated Violence Mild

8/10 from Will

Mmm, you know when an album is going to be good before you've even heard it? This was definitely the case with Blanck Mass' new album 'Animated Violence Mild'. Everything from...read on »

Explosions In The Sky

How Strange, Innocence (Anniversary Edition)

8/10 from Will

The name Explosions In The Sky gives me a sense of creeping dread because of the current political situation. I wish those Texan post-rockers had been a little more considerat...read on »

K. Leimer

Irrational Overcast

8/10 from Will

I think we're going to reach a point where every single album is written with themes of late-capitalist greed, problems with particular government administrations, and impendi...read on »

The Pull Of Autumn

Afterglow

8/10 from Benn

Do I know a lot about the Pull Of Autumn the band? No. But am I often pulled by the thought of the autumnal season? Yes - the bonfires, the fireworks, the harsh winds and the ...read on »

Love Foreverest

Love Foreverest

8/10 from Will

Well, when I saw I had to review an album called 'Love Foreverest' I was bracing myself for some toe-curlingly twee indie pop. Thankfully, this wasn't the case. It's a collect...read on »

Merzbow & Vanity Productions

Coastal Erosion

8/10 from Ant

iDEAL Recordings is on fire right now. Here’s another boss offering - Coastal Erosion. Takes me right back to sixth form A-Level Geography … oh to be young again&...read on »

Michael Donnelly

Why So Mute, Fond Lover?

8/10 from Will

There have been a few albums based around samples taken from around the house made recently. There was Spheruleus' 'Light Through Open Blinds' and in 2015 Matmos made a f...read on »

Nérija

Blume

8/10 from Daoud

Look, I know what you’re thinking. Just what else can the London jazz scene offer? Haven’t I heard it all by this point? Quick answer, no.  Longer answer? Th...read on »

Perila

Irer Dent

8/10 from Will

I don't seem to have the knack for enjoying ASMR. There I said it. I always feel the need to roll off some of the high frequencies and turn the compression threshold down. How...read on »

Ocean Floor

Mirror

8/10 from Will

Ocean Floor is the alias of an Irish experimental and ambient musician called Aonghus Reidy who works with piano, harmonium, and synthesizer. His album 'Mirror' was apparently...read on »

Vatican Shadow

Byzantine Private CIA

8/10 from Ant

You can’t cop those early Vatican Shadow tapes for love nor money so if you’re a fan then news of them all being remastered at D&M, Berlin for a series of viny...read on »

Featured albums

Mikal Cronin
Angel Olsen
Craig Aalders
Sons Of Kemet
Elbow
Merzbow & Vanity Productions
Portico Quartet
Vatican Shadow
ANN
Love Foreverest
Jay Reatard / Sonic Youth
Blur
Sins for Beginners
Perila
Toshiji Mikawa
James Ruskin
Native Harrow
Maneka
Penny & Sparrow
Michael Orr
K15 & SMBD
JTC
Masks
Tomorrow Syndicate
Dorian Concept
Clark
94 East
Nicola Ratti
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
Yellow Days
Michael Donnelly
Various
Possible Humans
Thom Yorke
The Wedding Present
Ariel Kalma
Nérija
Cross Record
The Rats
Sendelica
Sendelica : Secret Knowledge : The Orb
London Underground
Soft Hearted Scientists
Ty Segall
Russian Circles
Föllakzoid
GLOK
IDLES
Buzz Kull
Dennis Young
Neil Young
Controlled Death
Romeo Poirier
Four Tet (Fourtet)
Kurt Stenzel
Sharron Kraus
Sons of Kemet
Neurosis & Jarboe