Tuesday Update Wire, Electronic, Polytechnic Youth, Real Estate, Caspian.

Black Lips, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Jeff Parker.

Headlines

  • Polytechnic Youth’s highly sought-after compilations arrive in one convenient set alongside a hand-assembled single of industrial inspired electronica from e+.
  • Firm Norman favourites Real Estate have announced a new album! We’ve given them two 10s & a 9 in our reviews for their breezy indie rock influenced by The Feelies, early R.E.M. & Yo La Tengo. 
  • Montague Armstrong’s latest record of fun & intriguing Hammond organ tracks has landed
  • Art punk icons Wire return with a new album ‘Mind Hive’.
  • Hand-Picked Pre-Orders. Ft. Stephen O'Malley, The Chats, Robbie Basho, Bon Iver & more.

New music

  • Dark jazz group Bohren & Der Club Of Gore are back with their ‘Twin Peaks’, ambient & Miles Davis inspired jazz.
  • Tortoise member Jeff Parker pays homage to his mum with tasty jazz numbers over hip hop influenced rhythms. 
  • Post-rock heavyweights Caspian change up their sound & recording process.
  • Ace ambient/acid techno from Recondite on gorgeous ‘mottled’ blue vinyl.
  • Mammoth box set with a tonne of material & extras from Britpoppers Supergrass.
  • JoJo Rabbit. The soundtrack to the divisive Oscar nominated dark comedy lands.
  • Influential production duo TNGHT are back on Warp for an EP of huge, bass-heavy bangers.
  • Canadian indie rockers Wolf Parade are back.
  • The World Of Ivor Cutler. Citizen Bravo & Raymond MacDonald pay homage to the musician & comic with a bunch of musical guests.
  • Yorkston/Thorne/Khan. The trio blend their eclectic & exotic influences into one.
  • Club & beat music meets goth & classical on Doon Kanda’s debut on Hyperdub.
  • Atlanta flower punks Black Lips are back with their ninth album of psych pop tainted garage punk.
  • Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band join Mastodon in having an album about whales.
  • German shoegaze influenced electronic fella Ulrich Schnauss unleashes a 7CD retrospective.
  • Touted as “Sade for nihilists”, King Krule collaborator Okay Kaya releases her debut LP.
  • Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens. Two techno heavyweights collaborate on this 12’’ single.
  • Parisian indie poppers En Attendant Ana are back with their second record.
  • Bonny Light Horseman. Members of The Shins, The National & Anaïs Mitchell unite for a record of pastoral folk.
  • Torture Chain. Black metal released on Prurient’s label.
  • Jaz Coleman - Magna Invocatio. The Killing Joker gets all orchestral.
  • Widescreen & original emo rock/power pop from newcomers Glass Beach.
  • Phase Fatale is back with more industrial techno scorchers.
  • Aussie comedian Chris Lilley out here sounding like Death Grips…
  • Japanese heavy-hitters Envy return with their post-rock inspired screamo.
  • Synthpop icons Pet Shop Boys are back with their 13th record.
  • Those limited-edition Jim Noir records have just arrived!
  • Leeds avant-jazzers The Sorcerers make a much-welcomed return.

Re-issues

  • Electronic. I’m not sure what Bernard Sumner likes on his toast but Johnny Marr-mite…
  • Pussy. Deeply rare hybrid of far-out psych & early prog finally gets a reissue.
  • Former Ultravox member John Foxx gets an instrumental record on wax for the first time.
  • Pioneering electronic figure Bent Lorentzen gets the reissue & remaster treatment.
  • Has it really been 30 years since Neneh Cherry’s debut?
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim. Celebrated classic of Bossa nova.
  • A set of gloriously noisy ragers from scene veteran Prurient.
  • Gorgeous colour reissue of a city pop classic from seminal Japanese group Piper. Also on CD.
  • Noisy psychedelic rockers Loop reissue three albums on CD.
  • Bad vibes are the opposite of what you get when you listen to Shlohmo’s classic of wonky beats.
  • Cosmic, jazzy psych folk from The Greg Foat Group.
  • Hiroshi Yoshimura’s stone-cold classic of early ambient gets a much-needed reissue.
  • Optic Nerve reissue loads a couple of tasty indie pop classics from The Vaselines & Even As We Speak.
  • Former Norman AOTY winner Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith reissues her 2014 album of blissful electronic/ambient.
  • Unsung UK indie pop heroes East Village release their excellent compilation on vinyl for the first time.
  • Industrial icons Foetus reissue their debut.
  • Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel reissues a film score & solo work.
  • Idris Muhammad. Innovative slice of funky, soul influenced jazz on translucent yellow wax.
  • Majestic orchestrally tinged psych pop gem from Mike Tingley.
  • Slogun. Grimy electronics meet noise belligerence on this cult classic.
  • Sarathy Korwar & UPAJ Collective. Live recording of exotic jazz reinterpretations.

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Featured albums

The Sorcerers
Real Estate
Torture Chain
Slogun
Bent Lorentzen
Jeff Parker
e+
Various
Caspian
Piper
Piper
Mike Tingley
Various
Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
Idris Muhammad
Electronic
Recondite
Montague Armstrong
Ulrich Schnauss
Johnny Jewel
You've Got Foetus on Your Breath
Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band
John Foxx
En Attendant Ana
Chris Lilley
Phase Fatale
Yorkston/Thorne/Khan
Neneh Cherry
East Village
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Jim Noir
Envy
Glass Beach
Pet Shop Boys
Okay Kaya
Wolf Parade
Jaz Coleman
Supergrass
Citizen Bravo, Raymond MacDonald & Friends
Black Lips
TNGHT
Wire
Bonny Light Horseman
Doon Kanda
Prurient
Sarathy Korwar & UPAJ Collective
Hiroshi Yoshimura
Pussy
The Greg Foat Group
Shlohmo
Antonio Carlos Jobim