- Album of the Week. Spacy electronics meet refined ambient on Steve Hauschildt’s corker of a new record.
- Best Records of October. Missed our feature of our favourite albums of last month? Well you probably did as this idiot forgot to stick it in the last newsletter...
- And did I forget to plug our regular monthly reductions too? I can't remember if I remembered.
- Classic Bargains. A selection of classics records priced at just £11.99! Picks include Nick Drake, The Cure, Beck, Mazzy Star and more!
- No Weekly Playlist this week I'm afraid, but our usual Friday Jukebox will be with you tomorrow. Join us on Twitter at the usual time.
- Nottingham formed indie legends Tindersticks return with their most immediate sounding work in years.
- Krauty shoegazing Londoners TOY release a covers album with a load of tasty selections.
- Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy is back with more alt. country/Americana numbers.
- Blue Hawaii. Canadian indie/electronic group veer towards UK garage and deep house on their new’un.
- The Chemical Brothers issue a mammoth 20 minute remix of a banger from ‘Surrender’.
- The Fall continue as Imperial Wax for a limited single.
- Arthur Russell’s archival releases are always top-tier. This new one is no exception.
- DJ Shadow. The ‘Endtroducing’ legend returns with an LP complete with a range of hip hop royalty.
- Steve Lacy. Weird album cover but cool tunes from The Internet man.
- Oddly named heavy psych group Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell are back.
- Mr Ben & The Bens. The Lancaster indie group take their sound into interesting new territories.
- Moths & Locusts and Wolf Parade members unite to make some occult and dense psychedelia as Anunnaki.
- Les Big Byrd. Your favourite Sesame Street characters are back with a limited single.
- Dungeon Rap. Sounds like if Three 6 Mafia were to make an album with Deathprod...
- London art rockers Pumarosa return with an IDM/drum & bass inspired second effort.
- Ace new album from US post-rock/ambient group Hammock.
- The Young Sinclairs explore all eras and subgenres of psychedelia.
- The Heartwood Institute. A Polytechnic Youth favourite gets a repress.
- The Clash celebrate 40 years of the sprawling double LP ‘London Calling’.
- Japan’s most prolific exporters of psych Acid Mothers Temple reissue a classic. First time on wax!
- Josef K. Seminal post-punks Josef K issue a live record from Belgium.
- JOHN. The hyped UK garage punk group repress their 2019 album already.
- Daedelus. Triple vinyl box set from the wonky instrumental hip hop producer.
- Twin Peaks: Music from the Limited Event Series. Lynch picks some of his favourite’s to appear in the cult TV show.
- Arty Britpoppers Suede celebrate 20 years of ‘Head Music’.
- Squid get their tentacles around this 4-track EP/single.
- Synth-pop meets psych pop on Molly Nilsson’s ‘Twenty Twenty’.
- Dead Meadow. Relaxed stoner rock/psych rock classic.
- The Raconteurs. Mr. White’s Led Zep inspired project reissue their debut.
- UK weirdo experimental rockers Ronaldo & The Loaf reissue their first on cassette.
- Californian stoner Dr. Dre re-releases ‘2001’ as if he doesn’t have enough cash already...
- The Wozard Of Iz (Mort Garson). You loved ‘Plantasia’, now check out this one!
- David Bowie. An early classic celebrates 50 years since its release.
- Unwound at their rawest and best.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
Ant returns with this week’s electronic/club/experimental biggies.
- Warp radio sesh motherlode; Aphex Twin, Seefeel, Boards of Canada, LFO, Plaid, Flying Lotus, Bibio, Kelly Moran, Mount Kimbie, Oneohtrix Point Never.
- Constantly morphing crepuscular soundscapes and field recordings on an epic 4CD set from Jim O'Rourke on Sonoris.
- Cone melting, Richter scale obliterating, murkiest eruptions from Scorn.
- Mysterious Yorkshire kosmische twiddler Craven Faults remixed by Pye Corner Audio, Don't DJ and President Bongo.
- Carl Stone digitally smashes up pan-global sounds into smithereens and reassembles them into peculiar shapes and loops.
- Rugged, moody, tranquilized house/techno from Andy Stott.
- Totally spooked, ominous drones and Musique concrète from Skin Crime on Hospital Productions - proper toe-curling tension and fear inducing gear.
- Sarah Davachi, Khotin, Orcas, SK U Kno, Space Afrika + more provide serene vibes on Ghostly's ‘Thousands of Eyes in the Dark’ compilation.
- N.M.O. do freaky, trippy alien dancehall/footwork mutants on Gang of Ducks.
- Otherworldly, shimmering metallic pop songs from Ziúr on Planet Mu.
- James Ruskin’s got the bangers covered on Tresor.
- Tough, darkside dancehall/grime hybrids from East Man aka Basic Rhythm.
- Tidy Lee Gamble EP on Hyperdub (note to self: do not dare mention Conceptronica or we will be crucified on social media).
- Dark Entries unearth more ace material from disco legend Patrick Cowley.
- Ultra-dreamy, lush, melancholy ambient from Hollie Kenniff on n5MD.
- Live recording of posh Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto gig in Sydney Opera House. Suitably posh packaging and price tag on Noton.
- Strong Chicago house/techno slammers on L.I.E.S from the archives of Dirty Criminals member DeeCoy aka Daryl Cura.
- High-quality tackle on Rabih Beaini's ever-reliable Morphine label.
- Mecánica Popular return some 35 years after their debut with an LP that’s getting spins from JASSS, Demdike Stare, Cera Khin and Ossia.
- Isnaj Dui, Robin Saville, The Humble Bee, Wil Bolton and more respond to a Stuart Bowditch recording of a Silhouette Cameo 3 plotter cutter. True story.
Money Saving Stuff
- Vinyl Price Match. We're confident we can match almost any price. Try us.
- Free Shipping. UK orders over £50 ship for free. With apols to non-UK folk.
- Normanpoints. Sign up for an account and start saving literally pennies.
- There’s always our Forever Sale to wade through.
Words: Ant and Tom.
Work: Ian, Benn, Nathon, Phil, Jamie, Will, Daoud, Tom & Fred.
Best records this week
According to our review team at least...