Weekly Update Moses Boyd, Tame Impala, The Men, Mush.
Eluvium, Beatrice Dillon, Gabe Knox, Bambara, HAAi, John, Piper, Tindersticks, The Young Gods, Kanaan, Elephant Stone, Townes Van Zandt, Katie Galely.
- Published: Thursday 13th February 2020
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- Album of the Week. Moses Boyd’s latest gets our coveted title for its genre-bending, UK centric take on jazz. Order before midnight for the chance to win a rare white label!
- The Blinders Dinked variants have all sold-out already, but you can still get it on other formats & variants.
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- Head to Spotify & Youtube for our Weekly Playlist of past & present tunes.
- Aussie psych group Tame Impala release one of the most anticipated albums of the year.
- Polytechnic Youth release Gabe Knox’s latest slice of playful synth tunes.
- Cosmic Ground. Kosmische which does exactly what it says in the name.
- More copies of Soden’s album of heavy-hitting post-rock have arrived.
- Eluvium. The ambient favourite is back with three gorgeous long-form pieces.
- Leeds art punks Mush are set for big things on their debut on Memphis Industries.
- Kvelertak. Imagine later Entombed crossed with Mastodon & Hellhammer.
- We’ve sold out of the vinyl of Aidan Moffat’s new project Nyx Nótt, but there’s CD versions left.
- Tindersticks issue a companion piece to last year’s ‘No Treasure But Hope’.
- Grotbags mix power pop with a gritty humour & a punk edge, sorta like fellow Mancs the Buzzcocks.
- Married couple Tennis return with a record which blends the bittersweet with optimism.
- Eclectic rock outing from Sacred Bones signed group The Men.
- Elephant Stone take cues from the opulent psych concept albums of the 60s on their latest.
- Essential for fans of Danish psych label El Paraiso as Kanaan team up with Jonas Munk of Causa Sui.
- Post punks Bambara’s latest is loaded with theatrical goth touches. FFO The Bad Seeds, Iceage etc.
- Riki swaps the goth touches of her previous work to art pop opulence.
- Eclectic outing of roots rock, r&b, Americana & all that other good stuff from Nathaniel Rateliff.
- Imagine walking into your garage & seeing a mirage. Liam Hayes would know.
- UK garage punks John repress their debut for a limited run.
- First ever vinyl release from experimental psych collective Sunburned Hand of the Man.
- Seminal Swiss psych/krautrock from Kedama hand-selected by John Dwyer himself.
- The Melodians. Classic debut of reggae & rocksteady.
- Upsetters. More reggae, this time it’s from Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and co.
- Couple of Sam Cooke records for you classic soul fans.
- Call Me By Your Name gets repressed on red wax, just in time for Valentines. Peachy.
- Ace intimate folk record from guitar virtuoso John Frusciante.
- Alabaster de Plume. Indie folk meets art rock, channeling the likes of Everything Everything & Wild Beasts.
- Souls Of Mischief. Essential slab of 90s jazz rap. 93 forever!
- Ceramic Hello. Seminal synthpop from the Canadian group.
- The Young Gods reissue a slab of mechanical industrial rock.
- Piper will soundtrack your summer with their seminal city pop sounds.
- Simon and Garfunkel cover a classic Half Man Half Biscuit album in full…
- Picture disc repress of Michael Kiwanuka’s ace soul-psych-funk record.
- If you’re a fan of downbeat country & folk & haven’t listened to Townes Van Zandt then do so now!
- Lego your heart, lego your head with David Gray.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
- 150bpm mutant clicks ‘n’ cuts minimalist insectoid techno jazz or whatever you wanna call it from Beatrice Dillon on PAN.
- Wild, doolally LP of twisted ’tronix from Lolina (Inga Copeland/Hype Williams).
- Highly recommended ‘Join The Future’ book from Matt Annis delving into the history of Yorkshire Bleep ‘n’ Bass. Covers Unique 3, LFO, Ital Rockers, Forgemasters et al.
- Katie Gately samples earthquakes, peacocks and coffins among other things on her album exploring grief on Houndstooth.
- Andrea Neumann, Jan Jelinek and Hideki Umezawa help Mads Emil Nielsen transform his hand-drawn graphic scores into sound.
- Ace Rrose and Silent Servant curated Air Texture compilation feat.Ron Morelli, Laurel Halo, Anthony Child, Not Waving, Charlemagne Palestine, Function, Octo Octa etc.
- DMX Krew does dancehall as EDMX. 2LP on Queen Nanny.
- Gnarly, gritty, festival compatible rave mongrels from HAAi on Mute.
- Melodies International reissue some quality house from Synchrojack that originally came out in 1995 on Russ Gabriel's Ferox label.
- Electro juggernaut from Swarm Intelligence.
- Midnight Shift x Voitax 3LP featuring Jamal Moss, Hodge, Xhin, Simo Cell, Don’t DJ, Harmonious Thelonious, Innsyter, Kamikaze Space Programme, L/F/D/M etc.
- James Ruskin bangers on Blueprint.
- D'monK / Thru Colours mangle breaks, jazz and house on a split EP. Edition of 100.
- Bizzaro zoners from Yan Hart-Lemonnier on Adaadat.
- Zany gear from Felix Kubin & Hubert Zemler as CEL.
- Synthesizer twiddlers Patrick R. Pärk (Kösmonaut/Life Education) and Ali Wade both have fine kosmische leaning tapes on Frequency Domain.
- Clutch of beard enhancing avant-garde/field recordings LPs on Persistence of Sound from The London Sound Survey, Robert Worby and Iain Chambers.
- Scored some more copies of Celer's 'Xièxie' 2CD, plus a spanking new double tape edition.
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Words: Ant & Tom.
Work: Ian, Tom R., Nathon, Phil, Jamie, Will, Daoud, Ant, Tom H. & Fred.
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