- Album of the Week. We gave it a 10/10 and we meant it. Plus there’s still time to buy the album and be entered in a competition to win a single by her. WE GAVE IT A TEN.
- You won’t find the new Codes In The Clouds album anywhere else in Europe. No this isn’t a Brexit thing.
- Not one! (1!), but two! (2!) new preorders from that there Polytechnic Youth covering everything from creepy children’s TV to uncooperative crusties.
- It’s National Album Day this Saturday! If you’re struggling for something to listen to from tip to toe take a look at our favourite albums from September.
30,000 reviews. Bloody hell. That’s roughly 6,000,000 words. Those would fit into about 70 novels. Novels for ADULTS. Part of the Norman Records mission statement is keeping you lot informed about the best new music out there. 30,000 reviews later I don’t think anyone can argue we haven’t at least tried. If you want to have a dig through them all you can do so with our friendly neighbourhood Reviews Wizard.
- I clearly don’t think having two hands is as big a deal as Big Thief do.
- Richard Dawson announces his presidential candidacy.
- Can someone ask Lightning Bolt to stop throwing their drums down the stairs!
- La lala la laa. Allah-Las la la la laa. Laaa. Lalalalaa. La.
- Fire is no laughing matter Comet Gain. I expect better from you.
- 808 State meanwhile, have returned with a reminder to check your fire alarms.
- BBC 6 Music’s Elbow get to album 8.
- Any advice on pronouncing Bdrmm? Answers on a postcard.
- I can only assume Bodega are New York’s answer to Cornershop.
- If you’re after a new shaving mirror, you could do worse than the new Special Request.
- Weeks like these I miss Clinton.
- Current Affairs are pretty much a UK DIY scene supergroup.
- I want to shout from the heavens that the Starcrawler album cover is Scratch & Sniff.
- Hey Blawan, how many pings?
- Oo err, the Body have some cool friends don’t they.
- Lindstrom has thrown away his computer and bought about 30 synthesisers.
- If you weren’t satisfied by that 14 CD box set, Éliane Radigue has done another two.
- Join Vibracathedral Orchestra in saving the dang Pangolin.
- I’ve turned the heating on cuz we’re in a Cold Spell.
- Melodious, harmonious, and available to buy... from us. It’s Boa Morte.
- Two years worth of the crumbs from Mogwai’s table.
- Has anyone opened a restaurant called Souvlaki Space Station yet?
- I suppose being Leeds based we should hate George Best. But then again, so are the Wedding Present.
- Bit of a humble brag there Kurt Vile my friend.
- Gary Numan. Pilot License.
- Kamaal Williams’ ‘The Return’... returns.
- The Idiots Are Winning. Since two thousand and bloody six. At least.
- *Lil Wayne voice* “That's another story, I'm no storyteller”. David Bowie though, he is.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
Dadaesque house music? More like dad-esque house music amirite?
- Refreshing, skewed, Dadaesque house music and beyond from Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire/Wrangler).
- Sexy looking tape of demented, squidgy, pulsating, acid grime sound design from Mosca.
- Psychotropic, minimal synthesizer drone works from Eleh on Touch.
- Let Love Decide Pt 1 comp on Downwards including scorchers from Fret (Mick Harris), Concrete Fence (Regis & Haswell), DVA Damas, Simon Shreeve etc.
- Double cassette of neck snappin' beats from REQ / Rob Euroh on Seagrave.
- Intense and emotional ambient works anticipating death from Dino Spiluttini on Editions Mego.
- A Produce. DIY electronics gem from '88 reissued. Unique introspective stuff from the late Barry Craig.
- Emptyset bust out the AI tech for their latest full length on Thrill Jockey.
- Tranquil vibes from Brown Irvin on Motion Ward. Tip for fans of uon and Huerco S. Edition 300 copies.
- PYUR explores the boundaries between life and death, and body and spirit on a fine disc for Subtext.
- Theo Parrish killer 'First Floor' back in print on compact disc.
- Pelada bring the sounds of Montreal's warehouse rave scene to PAN.
- Bewitching synth action from XVARR on Good Morning Tapes.
- Intense technoise from Marcus Schmickler on Kompakt.
- Delightful archival compilation of Japanese ambient drifters on Empire of Sign from Inoyama Land, spanning 1977-2000.
- Strong Dilla and Madlib vibes on the Letherette 'Brown Lounge, Vol. 5' tape.
- Crystalline jazz-bient from Karl Lindh. First-time vinyl edition of CDr produced by Luke Eargoggle - originally released on Legowelt's Strange Life label.
- Superb downer hip hop from Boreal Massif (Pessimist and Loop Faction).
- Freedom To Spend reissue Ernest Hood's 1975 private press peach 'Neighborhoods'. Feel like stepping into a time machine.
- Delicate ambient from H.Takahashi mimicking plant life through music.
- Get yer Hauntology fix from The Central Office Of Information.
- Visible Cloaks remixing Studio Mule.
- +++ 12"s from Luke Hess on DeepLabs, Truncate on Blueprint, Emika remixed +++
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Words: Ant and Daoud
Work: Murder, murder, murder she wrote, (Ian) lovecrimes, Benn, Nathon, Phil, Jamie, Will and Tom .
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