- Record of the Week has been awarded to The Bug and Burial’s latest collaborative single of heavyweight bass pressure and haunted dub!
- Fiddly experimental rockers Battles have announced a new album complete with an array of intriguing guests including Yes’ Jon Anderson, Shabazz Palaces and tUnE-YaRdS. Phwoar!
- Weekly Playlist. Our Weekly Youtube playlist is better than MTV ever was.
New vinyl and CDs and tapes
- Kandodo 3. Members of The Heads once again get extremely trippy.
- Bdrmm. Very limited single from the Hull alt. rockers.
- Immigrant. New beautifully packaged CD sets from Immigrant complete with a hand painted cover.
- Rainbow Grave. Sludgy, misanthropic noise rock supergroup.
- Frans Zwartjes & Lodewijk de Boer. Beautifully packaged LP set from the late Dutch artist.
- Rich Aucoin. The Canadian experimental pop musician returns.
- Circa 2000. The synth-pop musician’s tribute to Alex Harvey of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.
- Mungo's Hi Fi x Eva Lazarus. Glaswegian dancehall madness featuring a talented MC and vocalist.
- Marika Hackman. Marika Hackman goes the whole hog and writes a sequel to Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’...
- Hollydoom. Cult magazine Fangoria celebrate their favourite horror tracks.
- Crushed Beaks. First album in four years from the London indie group.
- Spike F**k. Exactly the opposite of what you’d expect…
- Sam Fender. The rising UK songwriter returns with a fresh album.
- Ed The Dog. Outsider rock jams from the quirky High Wycombe songwriter.
- Seitō. A compilation of Japanese experimental and electronic music.
- Monarch. Psych rock jams on El Paraiso records.
- The Reverb Conspiracy. Fuzz Club’s latest comp of all things psychedelic related.
- Ned's Atomic Dustbin. The God’s of grebo get a fan favourite reissued.
- Lou Donaldson. Hard bop meets soul on this seminal jazz classic.
- John Carpenter & Alan Howarth. I’ve just been informed that Carpenter wrote a film about a killer car…
- Eartheater. Alexandra Drewchin’s experimental project gets her debut reissued.
- Arctic Monkeys. Heaps of single reissues from the L.A. rock ‘n’ roll group...
- Zero 7. The trip poppers second LP finally gets a reissue.
- King Tubby. Simply unmissable for dub reggae fans.
- Raekwon. You won’t find many grittier hip hop albums than this classic.
- Pastor T.L. Barrett. Gospel meets funk on this intriguing curiosity.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
All this week’s top electronic releases compiled into one convenient list:
- Most tranquil LP of exotic ambient and enchanting bamboo flute recordings from J.Derwort on Astral Industries.
- Afrodeutsche treats us to some crisp, futuristic, soulful Detroit flavoured electro before her album drops on Skam.
- Warm, analogue, vintage mid-90s reminiscent electronica from Canada's Biochip on CPU.
- Lowfish reboots his 1996 'Test(e)' album as Pest(e) for a spanking 2LP edition on Suction.
- Exquisite batch of gems from Important Records; Harry Bertoia, Pauline Oliveros and Pauline Oliveros & Guy Klucevsek.
- Classy synth-pop from Circa 2000 on Lapsus.
- Johanna Knutsson / Karen Gwyer split one in half. Oscillating between wriggly techno for the club and armchair modes from Gwyer.
- Ecstatic, spangled acid and breaks fun from Lone.
- Lethal, slammin techno bangers from Mickey Nox on RIOT Radio Records incl. Ayacarna, Myler, and Ansome remixes.
- Antoni Maiovvi and Turquoise Moon spools on Spun Out Of Control. Hide behind the sofa creepy '80s horror score action.
- Self-released CD from Dan Armstrong coming with a very “classic” ambient sound - like it coulda came out on Apollo back in the day.
- Don Slepian's 1980 cassette 'Sea of Bliss' vinylized by Numero Group. Transcendent New Age melters. Ronseal.
- Quirky techno/house 2LP on Aus Music from Move D featuring pals Thomas Fehlmann, Juju & Jordash and Fred P.
- Ace album on iDEAL Recordings from RM encompassing Italian industrial and techno heritage with a wee smattering of acieeed.
- Electro-funk from Moon B created on his iPad. Look out Madlib!
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Just one more day to the weekend, but we know you’re already looking forward to our next update on Tuesday.
Words: Tom, Ant.
Work: Nathon, Phil, Benn, Tom, Ian, Jamie, Will, Jack and Daoud.
Best records this week
According to our review team at least...
9/10 from Will