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Weekly Update Blanck Mass, Bobby Krlic, Jason Lytle, Ulver, Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert.

Uniform & The Body, Eric Serra, The Hold Steady, King Gizzard, Ride, Sleater-Kinney.

Headlines

  • 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.

Re-issues

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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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...

Purple Mountains

Purple Mountains

9/10 from Clinton

On hearing about the passing of David Berman, one of the first things I did was go to check out the Norman Records review of his recent Purple Mountains album. The result was ...read on »

HTRK

Venus In Leo

9/10 from Ant

I’ve totally hammered the promo of this album to the point I think it’s forever etched in my mind for all of eternity. It is easily my most played album so far thi...read on »

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Infest The Rats' Nest

8/10 from Thomas

In my mid-teen years, I lived for thrash metal. I wore my bootleg Megadeth t-shirt with pride everywhere, thrash perpetually blared out my speakers and earphones, and I embark...read on »

Luke Lund

Pattern Recognition

8/10 from Ant

It really feels like we’re at a point in human history where science fiction is now our reality. If we’re not already in it, then a full-on Orwellian dystopia is p...read on »

Featured albums

Ain Bailey & Jockel Liess
Liam Gallagher
Various
Jenna Sutela
M. Sage
Luke Lund
Conrad Schnitzler
Fernando Falcao
Hot Water Music
Lillie Mae
Jason Lytle
Andrew WK
Girl Band
Ana Roxanne
Ross From Friends
Bobby Krlic
Wreck and Reference
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Uniform & The Body
Eric Serra
Explosions In The Sky
Explosions In The Sky
Ulver
Florence + The Machine
Matthew Sweet
Susumu Hirasawa
Jadu Heart
Mark Fisher & Justin Barton
Sleater-Kinney
The Hold Steady
Loscil
Adam Wingard
Blanck Mass
Various
The Murder Capital
Ride
Ulver
Ulver
Ulver
Sven Libaek
The Innocence Mission