Weekly Update Rowland S. Howard, Bonnie Light Horseman, Wire, Caspian.
Black Lips, Polytechnic Youth records, Upcoming Soundtracks feature, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Jim Noir, Piper, Neneh Cherry, Wolf Parade, Recondite, Giant Swan, Depeche Mode.
- Album of the Week. Anaïs Mitchell collabs with The Shins & The National members as Bonnie Light Horseman for a record of varied folk. Not to be confused with Netflix’s series about the talking horse...
- Mute announce two highly sought-after classics from former Birthday Party member Rowland S. Howard are being reissued on blue & red vinyl!
- We’ve got two releases from Polytechnic Youth this week in the form of a compilation double-set and a hand-crafted single of post-punk tainted electronics from e+.
- Check out our fresh in-depth feature on Upcoming Soundtracks, for film buffs & musos alike.
- Weekly Playlist. New & old musical gems over on YouTube.
- UK post-punk innovators Wire are back.
- Montague Armstrong. Sixties testcard music meets Hammond organ antics & delightful experimentation.
- Video game fans take note; scores to Resident Evil, MGS, & Borderlands arrive this week.
- Bohren & Der Club Of Gore. The inventive dark jazz group make a welcome return.
- We’re all big Taika Waititi fans here so we’re pleased to have the JoJo Rabbit soundtrack arrive!
- The last of the black pressings of space rock group Mythic Sunship’s live album are here.
- Tortoise’s Jeff Parker’s latest is a triumph of avant-jazz & left-field beats.
- Post-rockers Caspian return for all you fans of textural, heady alt. Rock.
- Supergrass fans will be more than happy to have this huge box set pump from their stereos.
- Indie songwriting meets psych, library music & electronics on Jim Noir’s latest. FFO Beta Band, Super Furry’s, Grandaddy etc.
- Okay Kaya presents an album of lucid melancholy.
- Taking cues from avant-jazz, African music, funk & horror, Leeds group The Sorcerers are back.
- Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band go whale hunting.
- Wolf Parade. A parade of wolves would look pretty cool wouldn’t it?
- Enter The World Of Ivor Cutler with this tribute album featuring many Scottish musical guests.
- Yorkston/Thorne/Khan. Three folkies delve into the ‘nine emotions of art’ on this gorgeously exotic LP.
- Black Lips country-fry their garage rock meets power punk & psych pop sound.
- Jaz Coleman - Magna Invocatio. The Killing Joke man adds his classical training to his band's music.
- Super original emo from Glass Beach with elements of psych, indie, power pop & IDM.
- Hugely successful synth-pop act Pet Shop Boys have got a new gatefold LP out.
- Australian comic Chris Lilley brings out a song with Wavves.
- Mancunian duo Electronic have got away with this reissue of their debut.
- We love a bit of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith here. Yoga mats & incense at the ready!
- Pussy’s in demand gem of psych rock, pop & prog gets a re-release on ‘ginger’ wax.
- More prized psych, this time it’s from Mike Tingley.
- John Foxx. First time standalone vinyl release of these instrumental cuts from the Ultrafoxx.
- Cherished Brazlian classic from Antonio Carlos Jobim.
- Idris Muhammad. Soul-funk-jazz mash-up on yellow vinyl.
- Trip popper Neneh Cherry reissues her debut LP to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
- The Japanese reissue wave continues with a gorgeous reissue of Piper’s debut. Also on CD.
- Get back in the Loop with these CDs from the UK space-fuzz rock legends.
- Lucid folk-jazz from the reliable & prolific Greg Foat Group.
- The Vaselines & Even As We Speak get some classic indie pop singles reissued on Optic Nerve.
- Jangly indie pop compilation from unsung UK heroes East Village.
- Industrial deviants Foetus get their debut remastered & pressed onto red wax.
- Homage to spiritual jazz from Sarathy Korwar & UPAJ Collective.
- Seminal West African classic from Super Mama Djombo.
- Depeche Mode. Gorgeously packaged black cube box set featuring all their albums & 228-page booklet.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
- Otherworldly, sizzling, molten, iridescent electronics from Pod Blotz on Dais.
- Limited, single-sided/etched 12" from Giant Swan with an extended mix of noggin' squisher '55 Year Old Daughter'
- Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens hookup to bring some festival-friendly euphoria.
- Delightful, sparkling, tranquil LP from Benoit B on Into The Light, plus a sexy looking, bombastic 10” on Unthank.
- Limited double cassette edition of Prurient scorcher 'Garden Of The Mutilated Paratroopers'.
- Hospital Productions vinyl edition of Slogun's 1997 face shredder 'The Pleasures Of Death',
- Multi-flavoured funkers from Bufiman on Dekmantel.
- Vinyl reissue of Global Communication’s ‘76:14’. Eternal classic ambient gear from Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard.
- NYC's Willie Burns aka Speculator in kosmishe mode as Black Deer.
- Tasty archival business from I.A.O. on Left Ear and Dark Arts on Stroom.
- Newly minted label and alias from Flørist with an ambient cut and a coupla techno bangers as Pavilion.
- Hudson Mohawke and Lunice return as TNGHT on Warp.
- Underground Resistance repress of their classic 'Knights Of The Jaguar'. Plus hi-tech funk from DJ John Collins.
- Johnny Jewel coloured vinyl repress action on Italians Do It Better.
- Glacial, moody, melodic techno from Recondite on Ghostly.
- Pender Street Steppers on a Freestyle tip.
- Whopping 7CD box set from Ulrich Schnauss.
- Stunning vinyl reissue of Bent Lorentzen's 'Electronic Music' as previously unearthed by Creel Pone.
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Words: Ant & Tom.
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