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Weekly Update Warp Records EPs, Fly Pan Am, M83, Nils Frahm.

Cult of Luna, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Paranoid London, Joe-Armon Jones, Thurston Moore, Hiss Golden Messenger, Melvins, Steve Moore.

Headlines

  • Album of the Week. The recently reunited Fly Pan Am take the top spot with their new record of post-rock, shoegaze and experimental rock. Everyone in the office dug this beast!
  • Warp have announced their limited WXAXRXP series featuring Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, LFO, Flying Lotus and more to celebrate 30 years of the label.
  • Weekly Playlist. Staff selected tunes, plus a bonus from one of our favourite Mercury Prize winners.

New music

  • M83 finally releases the second instalment of his ‘Digital Shades’ ambient series.
  • Massive Attack get the dub treatment from Mad Professor. 
  • Chastity Belt. Indie rock meets post-punk and jangle pop on the Washington group’s latest.
  • Cult of Luna. Dense post-rock from the Swedish kings of atmospheric metal.
  • Greg Foat & James Thorpe. Two experimental greats create some library music.
  • Joe Armon-Jones releases a jazz-funk record with help from Moses Boyd and Nubya Garcia.
  • LIFE. Fall-esque post-punk from Hull.
  • Hiss Golden Messenger. Does this fella ever sleep?
  • Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein. Synth-steeped soundtrack to the third series of Stranger Things.
  • SILKess Demon. Folk rock/garage rock on very limited lathe cuts.
  • Efterklang. The quirky Danish poppers return, armed with some very cool looking album art.
  • One Eleven Heavy. Slacker country rock on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records.
  • Shigeto. Wonky beats meet modern jazz.
  • Brittany Howard. The Alabama Shakes frontwoman releases her debut record.
  • Liam Gallagher’s latest on limited, coke bottle green colour wax.
  • Yacht. New dance punk on James Murphy’s DFA imprint. 
  • Roxy Girls. Noisey new wave, straight outta Sunderland.
  • Brijean trip out of their own record sleeve.
  • Wild Billy Childish & CTMF. BBC live sessions from the garage rockers.
  • Diagonal. First album in seven years from the Brighton jazz-tinged prog-psychsters.
  • Brötzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink. Live fifty year tribute to the free jazz masterpiece.
  • Monolord. Monol-ithic stoner metal for fans of Electric Wizard and Sabbath.
  • Thurston Moore trades the feedback in for meditative guitar sketches.

Re-issues

  • Type O’ Negative. A box set which includes no blood, just top-tier goth metal.
  • Mariana Ingold. An obscure gem of Uruguayan art pop gets reissued.
  • Richard Hawley. ‘Coles Corner’ arrives. Better late than never!
  • Helicon. Glaswegian psych/space/raga rock gets repressed on red wax.
  • The Cigarettes. Mod rock meets punk here on this compilation from the Lincolnshire group.
  • Hiroshi Yoshimura’s early ambient classic gets a much-needed reissue. 
  • Atmosphere. Two records reissued from the alternative hip hoppers.
  • Scott Walker. Everyone’s favourite deep-voiced songwriter gets a classic on vinyl once again.
  • Neurosis are basically metal’s answer to Swans, so it’s a good job they teamed up with Jarboe.
  • Mount Kimbie. Post-dubstep and future garage may be daft genre titles, but this one’s a classic.
  • Smog. Before there was Bill Callahan, there was Smog. Well not quite, but you get the idea right?
  • Melvins. We’ve been Buzz-ing for this one. Well two, as there’s a couple of records in one here!

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

All the best electronic, dance/club and ambient releases that this week has to offer, hand-picked by our electronic music connoisseur Ant: 

  • The Afrodeutsche album on Skam is a keeper - ace dark and soulful sci-fi electro/Detroit techno and beyond - ‘floor and armchair compatible.
  • High octane techno on The Death of Rave from Detroit’s H-Fusion. One for the uptempo fiends with some ace manic and intense moments.
  • Vibrant carnival vibes galore on an infectious, highly percussive EP of assured party ignitors on Príncipe from DJ Firmeza
  • Anne Imhof's LP on PAN documents and elaborates on her 'Faust' performance and exhibition.
  • Scored some copies of Paranoid London's dark, soulful acid houser '(Vi-Vi) Vicious Games' feat. Josh Caffe. The dub is proper comatose acieeeed.
  • Seeing as Japanese ambient is all the rage, why not cop this Toshifumi Hinata LP on Music From Memory and make the world go away.
  • Berserk, crushing, full-on assault from Somatic Responses. Blimey!
  • Steve Moore busts out his arpeggios once again for L.I.E.S. No kidding.
  • Suitably ominous electronics and poetry conjuring a dark picture of Egyptian society from Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniawy on Whities.
  • Enigmatic Tribe Of Colin finally crank out an album mashing up techno, acid, hip-hop, dub styles into something rougher than a badgers bottom.
  • Someone put the kettle on…. Jatinder Singh Durhailay & David Edren's ambient music celebrates and meditates on the finest beverage - tea. 
  • Nils Frahm's shuts his piano and focuses on the electronics/percussive side of his music on 'Encores 3'. 
  • Dark destroyers on Midnight Shift from Sorcery incl. a demented Samuel Kerridge remix.
  • Free Love fka Happy Meals bring euphoria with their psychedelic acid laced EP on Optimo Music. Right on.
  • Tenderlonious veers away from jazz and into Detroit techno and house. Jazz is the teacher, though, right? 12” edition 300 copies in hand-stamped sleeve.
  • Crunchy and melodic electronica on n5MD from Suumhow - kinda reminiscent of some olde Skam, early Autechre records.
  • Steffi x Virginia blur the lines between techno, electro and house on a 2x12" for Ostgut Ton.
  • +++ Stump Valley 2LP on Dekmantel, SEER 12” on Spectral etc. etc. +++

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Words: Tom and Ant

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Fly Pan Am

C’est Ça

9/10 from Daoud

Most artists who claim they’re inspired by My Bloody Valentine just own a lot of guitar pedals. Obviously that band will be remembered for the sheer density of their noi...read on »

L'épée

Diabolique

8/10 from Jamie

Hey you! Yes, you! Do you like Brian Jonestown Massacre? OK then, do you like the Limiñanas? How about French actor, model and singer Emmanuelle Seigner? You do? Well, ...read on »

Douglas Hart

X Film plus Ultra 7” + Let’s Form A Cell 12”

8/10 from Jamie

Those lovely and very kind people at the Blank Tapes presents to us this very attractive, limited edition cassette tape; itself compiled from two previously issued, very limit...read on »

Helene Breschand / Eliane Radigue / Kasper T. Toeplitz

Octopus

8/10 from Jamie

Interesting collaborative project this, from a trio of feted French composer-musicians: harpist Hélène Breschand and avant-garde composers Eliane Radigue and Kas...read on »

Klein

Lifetime

8/10 from Daoud

Klein’s ‘Lifetime’ is a record which reminds us that, as much as we may like the idea of getting inside someone’s head, what we’re likely to find...read on »

Afrodeutsche

Break Before Make

8/10 from Ant

This one might be old news to some of you as its been floating around digitally for a year or so and now finally gets a well-deserved CD and transparent red vinyl pressing. Re...read on »

H-Fusion

Captured Entities

8/10 from Ant

Whoa! This one is destined to destroy plenty of brain cells. The debut album from elusive Detroit producer Howard Thomas whom I only know from his ace 12" on Fit Sound and one...read on »

One True Pairing

One True Pairing

8/10 from Jamie

Yay! It’s the second LP offering this year from a (former) Wild Beast! I liked Wild Beasts (RIP), I still likes them but especially I likes ‘Two Dancers’, wh...read on »

Featured albums

Boards of Canada
Flying Lotus
Aphex Twin
LFO
SILKess Demon
Tribe Of Colin
Sorcery
DJ Firmeza
H-Fusion
Greg Foat & James Thorpe
Anne Imhof
Somatic Responses
Brittany Howard
Type O Negative
Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniawy
Jatinder Singh Durhailay & David Edren
Toby Wiltshire
Free Love
Brötzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink
Mariana Ingold
SEER
Toshifumi Hinata
One Eleven Heavy
Tenderlonious
Massive Attack
Diagonal
Shigeto
Nils Frahm
Wild Billy Childish & CTMF
Fly Pan Am
Steffi x Virginia
Monolord
Brijean
Stump Valley
Yacht
Joe Armon-Jones
Suumhow
M83
Afrodeutsche
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
Steve Moore
Chastity Belt
The Cigarettes
Melvins
Thurston Moore
Liam Gallagher
LIFE
Hiss Golden Messenger
Efterklang
Paranoid London
Roxy Girls
Helicon
Hiroshi Yoshimura
Atmosphere
Scott Walker
Mount Kimbie
Neurosis & Jarboe
Richard Hawley
Smog