- Album of the Week. Former F. Buttons member Blanck Mass climbed to the top of our staff favourites this week with his latest concoction of bizarrely catchy, dense and powerful electronics.
- Albums of the Month. Our favourite records of July 2019 feature has landed. Better late than never!
- Weekly Playlist. Our Youtube playlist of sonic delights has arrived once again.
New vinyl and CDs and tapes
- Adam Wingard. Ten tracks of electronic atmospherics from the Blair Witch reboot.
- Hot Water Music. Fresh EP from the influential gruff punks.
- Timmion Records. Various artists comp featuring a bunch of Finnish soul cuts.
- Jadu Heart. The masked pair unleash a new LP of alt. R&B and electropop.
- Eric Serra’s soundtrack to Luc Besson’s controversial film Léon the Professional.
- Uniform & The Body. Deafening doom meets intimidating industrial.
- Jason Lytle. The Grandaddy frontman gets weird and wonderful.
- Ride. One of the finest acts of shoegaze return with an Erol Alkan produced album.
- King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. Made me want to go out and buy a Slayer shirt...
- The Murder Capital. First record from the hyped Irish post-punks.
- Sleater-Kinney. The cult indie-post punks change up their sound a tonne.
- Bobby Krlic. Wakefield’s finest scores his first horror soundtrack. Terrifying stuff as ever.
- The Hold Steady. Singalong jams from the heartland rock/indie group.
- Wreck and Reference. Heavy experimental rock with an emphasis on electronics.
- Lillie Mae. One of Jack White’s favourite country artists releases her second.
- Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert. Potentially the last collaboration from these Scottish indie legends.
- Girl Band. A new double single to keep you going until the album drops.
- Liam Gallagher fresh single from the largely silent former Oasis member…
- Ana Roxanne. An EP of blissful, ethereal ambient.
- Fernando Falcão. Brazilian sounds meet ambient and electronic music.
- Matthew Sweet. The power pop legend releases an album in Japanese.
- Explosions In The Sky. These two records have finally been made readily available!
- Florence + The Machine. Has it really been ten years since Florence burst onto the charts?
- Andrew WK. One way to get the party started…
- Sven Libaek. Lounge jazz surprisingly suits a film about surfing y’know?
- Susumu Hirasawa. One for the anime fans.
- The Innocence Mission. Sufjan and Iron & Wine approved folk.
- Ulver. They went from proggy metal, to dark folk, then back to black metal again.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
Ant’s compiled his list of electronic music which has caught his eye this week:
- Classy, ethereal ambient floaters from Loscil on Kranky - inspired by the photography of Alfred Stieglitz.
- A proper head spinner from Jenna Sutela on PAN as she creates a language based on the computer’s interpretation of a Martian tongue from the late 1800s!
- Ace tape of paranoid future dystopia sounds from Luke Lund on Conditional. The sound of the rise of the machines!
- Lush decaying ambient from M. Sage on Geographic North.
- Cairo Concepts compilation LP offering a glimpse of Egypt’s underground mahraganat / electro-chaabi scene.
- CD of mind-melting generative music from Ain Bailey & Jockel Liess on Resterecords.
- Ross From Friends returns to Brainfeeder with a 12” primed for the club.
- Mark Fisher & Justin Barton take us on a stroll along the Suffolk coastline with help from John Foxx, Gazelle Twin, Baron Mordant, Raime, Ekoplekz etc.
- Conrad Schnitzler's 1988 tape 'Conditions of the Gas Giant' issued on CD on vinyl for the first time.
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Enjoy the music, we know you’ll have enough here to keep you ticking over until next week. Bye for now, love Team Norman x
Words: Tom, Ant.
Work: Nathon, Phil, Benn, Tom, Ian, Jamie, Will, Jack and Daoud.
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