- Album of the Week. Fiddly experimental rockers Battles enlist Tune-Yards, Yes’ Jon Anderson, Shabazz Palaces and more to shape their best record since ‘Gloss Drop’.
- Beck’s just announced his fourteenth studio album! It lands on several limited-edition colour variants later next month.
- Coil. More copies of ‘Swanyard’ have arrived, plus ‘Stolen & Contaminated Songs’ is up for pre-order!
- Throbbing Gristle announce a two-in-one reissue plus a live album.
- Weekly Playlist. Our YouTube playlist features a selection of new and old bangers.
- Sufjan Stevens & Timo Andres. Everyone’s scoring soundtracks and ballets these days. How about that studio album though Soof?
- clipping. Imagine if the Geto Boys made an album with John Carpenter and Throbbing Gristle...
- PJ Harvey writes an album for Eve after the BBC tried to kill her.
- Matana Roberts. Just eight more chapters of avant-garde jazz to go now!
- The Yummy Fur. Mogwai’s Rock Action label release a collection from the Glasgow art punks.
- Thomas Méreur’s latest is the audio equivalent of the Icelandic countryside.
- Prolific MC Homeboy Sandman returns with a new LP with Aesop Rock producing.
- Mark Lanegan Band. Somebody’s knocking; it’s grunge’s answer to Tom Waits!
- Carla dal Forno. Unfortunately not a collaboration with Dizzee Rascal…
- Om. Some tasty BBC live sessions here, don’t Sleep on these…
- Foals. From indie darlings to meaty stadium rockers, the Oxford group finish what they started earlier this year.
- High Tides. The album art here is a spitting image of our office window view.
- Funkproof. Who’s got the funk? Give us the funk!
- Tennis System. A shoegaze concept album centering on Tim Henman and Rafael Nadal.
- Durand Jones & The Indications. Durand Durand unleash some tasty soul.
- Foxes in Fiction. Basil Brush, Robin Hood, The Fantastic Mr. Fox are all here...
- Garcia Peoples. Dya reckon these lot like their psych rock and jam bands?
- Jai Paul. One-two-BTSTU!
- Corridor. File alongside alleyway, towpath and thoroughfare.
- Oranssi Pazuzu are live and evil at Roadburn. Psychedelia for those into their heavy music.
- Hurtling. The My Bloody Valentine touring member releases her debut.
- Girls In Synthesis. The UK post-punk trio release a three-track EP.
- Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man. This firm Norman favourite from the Portishead vocalist and Talk Talk’s bass player has just been reissued!
- Do you like XTC? Into your psychedelic music? Then you’ll love these two records from their 60s influenced project The Dukes of Stratosphear!
- BGM. Save yourself a pretty penny on Discogs by buying this super-rare Japanese post-punk record with us!
- Babyshambles. The only time you’ll see Pete, Kate Moss, Ian Brown and Bert Jansch in the same credits.
- The Brian Jonestown Massacre give something back to their fans.
- Imaginary Softwoods. We’ve got a couple of very limited warehouse finds of this Emeralds side project.
- Ol' Dirty Bastard. Left-field rap classic from the late Wu Tang Clan legend.
- A Tribe Called Quest offer some electric relaxation.
- The Cure. Blu-ray and DVD live sets from Robert Smith and co.
- The Comet Is Coming. You loved their album from this year, now it’s time to check out these two EPs.
- Jonathan Fire*Eater. He’s a fire*eater, a twisted fire*eater.
- Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit. The Drive-by Trucker reissues his third and second records.
- Tokyo Shoegazer. It’s difficult to tell where these lot are from and what music they make...
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
- Gorgeous, radiant, glistening iridescent ambient works on Astral Industries from Shorelights aka Rod Modell and Walter Wasacz.
- Floating Points album 'Crush' has him return to a more dancefloor friendly sound.
- Abul Mogard busts out his modular synth, Farfisa organ and field recordings to soundtrack Duncan Whitley's film 'Kimberlin’.
- Live cassette document of Steph Horak & Renick Bell letting rip in a frenzied and disorientating live coding explosion complete with manipulated vox.
- Previously unreleased Susumu Yokota tracks and sketches discovered on DAT by Rothko's Mark Beazley and completed by Jon Tye.
- Fine, spectral dark ambient from Erik Levander and Seasons (pre-din) turns off the lights for some noisy ambient drone and skewed rhythmic tracks. Both limited edition CDs on Forwind.
- Those four early 12”s from SOPHIE on Numbers have been re-pressed.
- Sound collage dreamworlds from Jonathan Scherk & Daniel Majer on Jan Jelinek's Faitiche label.
- Spannerd album on Alter from Total Control drummer James Vinciguerra as Trevor (?!?!)
- John Roberts asks Can Thought Exist Without The Body?
- More Japanese ambient archival action from Masahiro Sugaya on Empire of Signs and Fumio Miyashita on Personal Affair.
- People Like Us 'The Mirror' vinylized by Discrepant.
- Delightful electronica from ISAN with their first album in a wee while.
- Tasty 3CD bookset compilation on Axis from Detroit techno wizard Jeff Mills.
- Kosmische/ambient journeys through human inner consciousness from PCM (not the Brum D&B duo) on n5MD.
- Classy sci-fi techno/acid/electro mini-LP from Umwelt.
- Brian Reitzell, Oliver Coates, Juliana Barwick and Clams Casino all muck in on Jacques Greene’s album on LuckyMe.
- The return of plunderphonics nutters Negativland!
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Words: Ant and Tom
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