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  • Album of the Week. Who wants to read my birth chart?
  • The man who got the kids to listen to prog returns. New Floating Points available for preorder.
  • Sunn O))) are back with their second album this year. Will they make it to a second chord this time?
  • While we all patiently wait for more Portishead, Island have very kindly reissued Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man’s 2002 collaborative album.

Over the last few weeks we’ve had the pleasure of having Jack doing some work experience with us. We said goodbye to him on Wednesday, and wish him the best in all his future endeavours. We’ll forever be grateful for the amount of Iron Maiden he made Phil listen to. 

New music

Re-issues

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

Any advice on how to make your dad feel better about his favourite industrial electronic supergroup breaking up?

  • Swansong (weep) album from Throbbing Gristle’s Chris & Cosey with Factory Floor’s Nik Colk Void as Carter Tutti Void. Nothing lasts forever.
  • Previously unreleased 'Chance Versus Causality' soundtrack from Cabaret Voltaire plus their '1974 - 76' compilation on wax for the first time. Both feature dreamteam early Cabs line-up of Kirk, Mallinder, Watson!
  • Vatican Shadow’s 'Pakistan Military Academy' lands on wax some eight years after the OG tape. The archetypal Vatican Shadow record for sure.
  • Coloured vinyl 3LP collection of Frakkur (Jónsi of Sigur Rós) tracks spanning 2000 - 2004.
  • Get devoured by supreme, guttural power electronics from Pharmakon.
  • No home should be without a copy of Nurse With Wound's whacked-out classic 'Soliloquy For Lilith'. 3CD reissue on Dirter now with green artwork.
  • Karenn (Blawan & Pariah) delve into their archive of live slammers.
  • Debut album from 303 tweakers Paranoid London with their sleazy vision of vintage Chicago acid house.
  • Brothers Don & Roel Funcken aka Funckarma reboot their Quench handle for a 12" of sparkling, regal electronica on Touched Music. Pressed on clear wax with the label donating proceeds to HUG (Homes for Unwanted Greyhounds).
  • Couple of LPs from Skyphone on Lost Tribe Sound blending folk instrumentation, electronics and post-rock. Both editions of 200 copies.
  • Second in Keith Berry's Viable Systems series of generative ambient music.
  • +++ Miles Atmospheric EP on FireScope, MR TC & Lo Kindre 12”, Scan 7 3LP on Deeptrax +++

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Words: Daoud, Ant. 

Work: I ‘Will’ Always (‘Ian’) Love You, Nathon, Phil, Benn, Jamie, and Jack. 

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Meatraffle

Bastard Music

10/10 from Will

Henry Rollins stole my opening gambit for this review when he was rhapsodizing about Ween. He said, "out of this musical vacuum came this one ray of light, and that was W...read on »

Bon Iver

i,i

9/10 from Will

Bon Iver's new album 'i, i' begins in a far more comforting way than 2016's alien masterpiece '22, A million'. A voice, presumably Vernon's, asks "are you recording, Trevor?" ...read on »

Why?

Aokohio

9/10 from Will

Why? seems to delight in confusion. The new album from Yoni Wolf has a certain quality that places it in the uncanny valley also inhabited by the Ballet, the Magnetic Fie...read on »

Pharmakon

Devour

8/10 from Will

Pharmakon's new album 'Devour' is a slap in the face, a wheatgrass smoothie, a brisk walk, a cold shower, a raw egg tipped down the gullet; it is in short, good for you. 'Devo...read on »

Miriam Makeba

Pata Pata

8/10 from Will

Xhosa is often seen as aggressive language because of the prevalence of click consonants. The word 'Xhosa' can be traced to the Khoisan language where it means "angry man". Th...read on »

Parsnip

When The Tree Bears Fruit

8/10 from Will

Consider the humble parsnip. Eternally doomed to be mistaken for the potato, yet still it persists on our plate. Why? Because it is imbibed with a dogged determination that we...read on »

Vatican Shadow

Pakistan Military Academy

8/10 from Ant

First-time vinyl edition of this 2011 tape from Dominick Fernow as Vatican Shadow - so an early one in the VS discography that’s come back around as the second release i...read on »

Featured albums

Sunn O)))
Floating Points
Vatican Shadow
(Sandy) Alex G
Kathryn Williams
Oasis
Frakkur
Quench
Spinning Coin
Lana Del Rey
Miles Atmospheric
Parsnip
Why?
MR TC & Lo Kindre
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Bryce Dessner, Eighth Blackbird
Pharmakon
Karenn
Bon Iver
HTRK
Melvins
Violent Femmes
Oh Sees
Snail Mail
The S.L.P.
Scan 7
!!! (chk chk chk)
Carter Tutti Void
Shards
R. Stevie Moore & Gary Wilson
The Futureheads
Meatraffle
Black Belt Eagle Scout
Whitney
Paranoid London
Velvet Negroni
Ezra Furman
Various
Keith Berry
(Sandy) Alex G
Crass
Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man
Crass
Crass
Crass
Jónsi & Alex Somers
múm
Nurse With Wound
Spacemen 3