- Album of the Week. Lush string arrangements and divine art pop define Angel Olsen’s latest. We reckon she should do the next Bond theme...
- Reduced September Stock. Fancy 10% off a bunch of tasty records? Of course you do!
- Zonal. Two heavy-hitters of electronic music Justin Broadrick and Kevin Martin reunite for a hefty slice of soundsystem pressure.
- Mark Hollis. More of Hollis’ only solo record have been made available to pre-order!
- Weekly Playlist. Staff-selected tunes featuring Penguin Cafe, The Raincoats, Beastie Boys and more.
- Vic Mars. Pastoral folk meets retro electronics on this gorgeous ode to the Herefordshire countryside.
- The Cult of Free Love / Magic Seas. Split 12’’ from two psych rock groups. The Magic Seas side was produced by Ride legend Mark Gardener!
- Penguin Cafe. A corker of an album from the unique jazz group.
- Boris. Expansive post-rock meets psych rock and drone metal experimentalism.
- Toshifumi Hinata. Collection of ambient, classical and new age tracks from the Japanese composer.
- Valentina Magaletti & Julian Sartorius. Two underground experimentalists unite for a collaborative LP.
- Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band. Highlife and African funk from Ghana.
- Max Richter. Career spanning CD set from the composer, suitable for aficionados and newcomers alike.
- Dengue Dengue Dengue. Three Dengue’s? I’m seeing double here!
- The Clandestine Quartet. Two Sun City Girls enlist Chris Corsano and Michael Flower for a record of rock experimentalism.
- Bruno Bavota. The Italian modern classical/ambient composer releases a new’un on Temporary Residence.
- Snuff. The London punks return for their first in six years. On Fat Mike’s label Fat Wreck.
- Molly Linen. Debut EP from the recently graduated Glaswegian songwriter.
- Maleem Mahmoud Ghania & Pharoah Sanders. Exotic Moroccan sounds meet Pharoah Sanders psychedelic jazz. First time on wax!
- Minor Pieces. Missy Donaldson helps drone/ambient man Ian William Craig change up his sound.
- Wilco once again find the sweet spot between indie and country.
- Blood Orange. He’s come along way since Test Icicles that’s for sure!
- Portico Quartet. Minimalism meets restrained jazz on this crystalline beauty.
- WIVES. Low-slung, ultra-coolly delivered indie from NYC. Influenced by Pixies and Sebadoh.
- SQÜRL. Jim Jarmusch’s zombie flick isn’t meant to be great, but hey at least the soundtracks a corker.
- Lightning Dust. A couple of members of psych revivalists Black Mountain create some tasty folk.
- Sven Libaek. Classic TV music score of easy on the ears lounge.
- Yukihiro Takahashi. Slick city pop from the Yellow Magic member.
- Beastie Boys are still getting sued for all the uncleared samples on this hip hop classic.
- The Raincoats. Two reissues from the group who (arguably) did ‘Lola’ better than The Kinks.
- Operating Theatre. This slice of weirdo synth-pop landed them a contract with U2’s label!
- Kath Bloom & Loren Connors. Rare folk records with lots of extra goodies inside.
- Dome. It’s hard to get bored of Wire, but if you do, there’s always Dome!
- OMD. Enola Gay, I should’ve stayed at home today… BIG box set of synth pop delights.
- Richard Hawley’s reissue series continues.
- Boris. Two reissues, including a sleeve with one of the greatest homages in music!
- Sleep. It’s been reissued a dozen times but we don’t mind because it’s a psych-drone essential!
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
All things electronic music related, selected by our resident techno aficionado. Same time next week please Ant!
- Immense 'Scanning (1982-1983)' 10CD box set from cybernetic music lord Roland Kayn.
- Is the Datassette EP on CPU about birds of prey or cheap lager?
- Hefty organ drone works 2LP on Touch from Claire M Singer
- Finally a legit reissue of Automat’s 1978 cosmic disco odyssey.
- Funked up soulful house trax on L.I.E.S. from Trackstars aka Delroy Edwards & Benedek.
- Mind warping Hecker compact disc on Editions Mego.
- Intergalactic dub zingers from disrupt on his new Zonedog label.
- Aardvarck LP in unique computer generated sleeve designs.
- Legowelt’s professional ambient music as Occult Orientated Crime now vinylized.
- KÖHN's magical 1998 self-titled debut on KRAAK gets a well deserved vinyl issue via cortizona.
- American primitive meets Kosmische on Julia Reidy's delightful record on Black Truffle.
- Warm, glistening and squirming dancefloor cuts from Suzanne Kraft.
- Most excellent spaced out, trippy, dubby, spectral zoners from Kallista Kult.
- Another ace from Nyege Nyege Tapes with a compilation of joyous, ecstatic Electro Acholi Kaboom From Northern Uganda.
- Pinch goes in hard, dark and heavy on a whopper for Berceuse Heroique.
- The Valentina Magaletti & Julian Sartorius LP on Marionette sounds like a couple of octopuses playing drums. Meanwhile, Tomaga & Pierre Bastien hookup... Clattering duo meets Rephlex Mechano wizard on Nicholas Jaar's label.
- Party vibes galore on the Afriqua 2LP on R&S.
- Fresh, twisted grooves from Air Max '97 on Batu's Timedance label.
- Is DMX Krew ever not making tunes? He brings his machine funk to Peggy Gou's Gudu label.
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Words: Tom and Ant
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