Weekly Update Craven Faults, Coil, Gil Scott-Heron, Chromatics.
Best Ambient Music guide, Townes Van Zandt, Polytechnic Youth, cheap Vinyl, The Flaming Lips, Pig Destroyer, The Durutti Column, Field Music, Beach Slang, Kali Malone, The Caretaker.
- Album of the Week. Craven Faults’ debut album of sooty Yorkshire electronica & sombre krautrock is our favourite this week. The CD includes all the tracks from the essential ‘Lowfold EPs’ too!
- Checked out our guide to the best ambient music around yet?
- Polytechnic Youth are reissuing two highly sought-after compilations in one colour vinyl set alongside a tasty 7’’ of gritty electronics from e+!
- Our updated Upcoming Records page will give you the lowdown on anticipated 2020 releases.
- Gil Scott-Heron’s brilliant & distinctly modern final album is getting a reissue, complete with two colour LPs & unreleased tracks.
- Cheap Vinyl. Loads of classics from the likes of Sonic Youth, Nick Drake, Portishead & more from just £10.99.
- Our Weekly Playlist has landed on YouTube, offering a selection of Update-related tunes.
- This year is UK alt. rockers The Big Moon’s big year.
- Debut album of psych-pop-folk from Basin Rock signed songwriter Aoife Nessa Frances.
- Low budget fun rock’n’roll from Gino and the Goons.
- UK pop sensation Georgia is seeking some thrills.
- Chromatics return with their first in 7 years, complete with a cracking Jesus & Mary Chain cover.
- Art rockers Field Music take a look at life in Britain after WW1.
- The Flaming Lips give a neo-psych classic the orchestral treatment.
- Dancehall, dub & reggae jams from the New Zealand 7-piece Fat Freddy's Drop.
- Beach Slang are back with their energetic take on power pop.
- Purple Heart Parade unleash an EP of psychedelic post-rock. Gorgeous sleeve too!
- Psych-pop songwriter Jim Noir’s back with a limited-edition new album.
- Slumb Party cite Gang of Four, Minutemen & James Chance as their influences. That should be enough info for you to buy this!
- New single from Lancaster’s finest The Lovely Eggs.
- The Slender men release their debut record of lo-fi post punk.
- Ruby Rushton are all about that modern jazz sound.
- L M U. Ever wondered what it would sound like if a Hot Chip member worked with a thrash metal drummer?
- And the best band name of the week award goes to The Good The Bad and The Zugly.
- Hannah Diamond releases her debut of arty hyperactive pop on PC Music.
- Hammock finish their trilogy of gorgeous post-rock influenced ambient music.
- Marco Beltrami’s scores to cult horror films Scream 1 & 2 has landed.
- Indie slackers Scott & Charlene's Wedding have their honeymoon in Rome.
- Unsung electronic-tinged classic from Manchester heroes The Durutti Column.
- Fan of your super-sad country & folk music? Then don’t miss these two reissues from Townes Van Zandt.
- Grindcore’s finest Pig Destroyer unleash an early compilation which includes their splits with Isis & Orchid.
- Giles Peterson’s got a new label & he’s reissued a seminal record from Tino Contreras.
- You Chromatics fans are having a good week aren’t you?
- Pusha T’s Clipse reissue their gangsta rap classic ‘Hell Hath No Fury’.
- Preston label Optic Nerve reissue more indie pop gems from The Primitives, The Revolving Paint Dream & more on colour wax.
- Imagine the meeting between Lydia Lunch & Rowland S. Howard…
- Blue Note reissue two corkers from jazz drummers Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers & Pete Basra.
- Garage punks JOHN repress their most recent album on ‘Fern Green’ wax.
- A bunch of yellow vinyl variants of Khruangbin’s dub remix LP have been unearthed. Last chance on these...
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
Ant delves head-first into all this week’s offerings of electronic, experimental & club music. It’s got a Coil release on so you know it’s a good’un!
- Reissue of Coil's 1992 album 'Stolen & Contaminated Songs' featuring trippers from the LSD sessions.
- Kali Malone's esteemed 'The Sacrificial Code' 2LP of epic organ droners re-pressed on iDEAL Recordings.
- Rrose 'Hymn to Moisture' is back in print. Exemplary modern drone/techno hypnosis.
- Get tangled in Brunhild Ferrari & Jim O'Rourke’s web of piano, electronics and field recordings. LP on Oren Ambrachi’s unstoppable Black Truffle.
- 2019 SDEM session of liquid metal mutant electronics made for radio.syg.ma. Limited tape on .meds.
- SPK 'Zamia Lehmanni (Songs of Byzantine Flowers)' comes back around. Stunning 1986 cinematic work from Graeme Revell.
- Doublepack of typically rugged, grubby, zoned electro/acid/techno fizzers from ace Dutch producer Ekman on Bedouin Records w/ Crass homage art.
- Mysterious, tranquil ambienty works from Rutger Zuydervelt and Bill Seaman.
- Bunch of limited edition coloured vinyl represses from The Caretaker, King Midas Sound, Anne Imhof und Amnesia Scanner & Bill Kouligas.
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Words: Ant & Tom.
Work: Ian, Benn, Nathon, Phil, Jamie, Will, Daoud, Ant, Tom & Fred.
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