- We couldn’t pick between the two, so our Albums of the Week are Jane Weaver’s ‘Fenella’ and A Winged Victory For The Sullen’s latest!
- Dinked launch their new archival reissues series with an indie folk classic from The Low Anthem.
- Dalham’s exceptional album of haunting electronica has been repressed on silver vinyl.
- Weekly Playlist. Prime musical cuts cherry-picked from our two updates, plus a bonus Halloween banger.
- Michael Kiwanuka gets all psychedelic soul on us.
- Ty Segall. Each Halloween, Pig Man rises from his grave…
- Dungeon Rap. Does exactly what it says on the tin.
- Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood debuts a couple of releases on his fresh classical label Octotonic.
- Björk, Fever Ray & The Knife turn their art pop into dancefloor ready weirdness.
- William Doyle drops the East India Youth moniker to release a solo album with a guest appearance from Eno.
- Wolverhampton noisemakers Yak unleash a 4-track EP.
- Seahawks & WOO collaborate for an album where psychedelia meets hushed ambient.
- Anna Meredith turns modern classical on its head.
- Stones Throw continue their eclectic streak with the debut from Sudan Archives.
- Cate Le Bon & Bradford Cox are no strangers to collaborating with each other, so it's good to see them releasing this near album length EP.
- Brown Acid. Compilation of lost psych, stoner rock and proto-metal gems.
- ECM jazz legend Kieth Jarrett releases a live album in Germany.
- Miserable alt. rockers Rodan release a compilation.
- Omni bring their post-punk, indie rock and new wave inspired jams to Sub Pop.
- Rachel Grimes was in Rachel’s but there was only one Rachel…
- TR/ST continue their ‘Destroyer’ series with its second instalment of goth suitable synth pop.
- Dallas Acid. The synth-loaded dream poppers take a trip on the downward spiral.
- Keaton Henson swaps the guitar for music score sheets on his first classical release.
- Turnover once again surprise us with another musical departure.
- Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series continues with these country-tinged numbers.
- Chilean group La Grande Armée blend heavy psych, prog and space rock on this expanded EP.
- Steve Reid’s avant-garde jazz classic lands back on wax.
- David Bowie. ‘Space Oddity’ celebrates its 50th.
- Renaldo & The Loaf. The Portugese footballer opens a bakery...
- The Pop Group re-release their ‘Funkadelic meets Beefheart’ debut. Essential!
- The Dukes of Stratosphear. XTC don their paisley shirts, invent time travel and trek to 1968.
- Scattered Purgatory. Experimental rock straight from Taiwan.
- R.E.M. remaster their grunge influenced 1994 album.
- The Rolling Stones have their cake and eat it.
- Cornelius. Snazzy deluxe edition of the classic which blends electronica, psych and art pop.
- Andrew Jackson Jihad. Rapid folk punk on picture disc. They’ll have you know they’re called AJJ now.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
Top-tier selections from our resident electronic expert, as always.
- Dream come true vinyl edition of 1996 Ø (Mika Vainio) gem 'Olento' on Sähkö. Plus gorgeous Joséphine Michel & Mika Vainio photobook on Touch incl. Vainio live CD. Both highly recommended.
- Time dissolving limited edition CD on from Kyle Eyre Clyd on Marcia Bassett's (Zaimph) Yew Recordings. A total head spinner.
- Rare and previously unreleased 1992 tracks from Atypic (aka Plaid).
- Morphing, mangled Autechre flavoured electronix on V I S from Pharmakustik aka Siegmar Fricke.
- Stunning disc from Michael Begg exploring the world of surrealist painter Leonora Carrington.
- Vinyl edition of Vatican Shadow's ultra-rare Kuwaiti Airforce, bolstered by collabs with Demdike Stare and Silent Servant.
- “Free Rural” and “Bruit Concret” music from France Sauvage on In Paradisum.
- Rory St John re-wires dub techno on VOITAX.
- No holds barred techno rippers from Ben Pest on RIOT Radio Records.
- Arresting ambient/drone works from Giulio Aldinucci.
- Seahawks & Woo take us on a kosmische trip along Celestial Railroads.
- Intense, dense soundscapes from Sunik Kim on First Terrace. Wild free jazz spirit meets colossal computer music sculptures.
- Berghain optimized techno doublepack from Planetary Assault Systems.
- Huerco S. ambient doozy LP and 12" corker as Loidis both re-pressed.
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Words: Ant and Tom
Work: Ian, Benn, Nathon, Phil, Jamie, Will, Daoud, Tom & Fred.
Happy Halloween folks, save your money on sweets and masks for the kids and spend it on vinyl instead. Until next time, love from Team Norman x
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