Weekly Update Real Estate, Sleaford Mods, The Orielles, Caribou.

‘Black Riot’, Blood Incantation, 20% Off Reductions, White Heaven, Soccer Mommy, JPEGMAFIA, His Name Is Alive, Close Lobsters, Sink Ya Teeth, Grizzly Bear.

Headlines

  • Album of the Week. We know there’s a tonne of great studio albums this week, but we decided to go for Soul Jazz’s latest compilation ‘Black Riot’. Each staff member loved this ace collection of reggae-heavy jungle tunes.
  • Sale. We’ve reduced a selection of vinyl & CDs by a hefty 20%.
  • Dinked have announced two new titles from Kelly Lee Owens & Katie Von Schleicher! Katie’s includes a bonus single & a proper nice looking tote bag.
  • Head to Spotify & Youtube to visit our fresh Weekly Playlist.
  • ICYMI, Sleaford Mods have announced a new record! ‘All That Glue’ compiles B-sides, rarities, unreleased cuts & fan-favourites on limited-edition white vinyl with a 16-page booklet.

New music

  • Blood Incantation. Last year’s prog/death metal highlight finally arrives with us!
  • Svitlana Nianio & Oleksandr Yurchenko. New release on Night School for fans of Nico & Dead Can Dance.
  • First album in three decades from indie poppers Close Lobsters.
  • Greg Dulli. The Afghan Whig has many random desires.
  • Alabaster dePlume works with a Manchester charity to create some truly wholesome music.
  • Heliocentrics’ latest sounds like Portishead covering the ‘Fantastic Planet’ score.
  • Jangly indie poppers Real Estate are back with their breezy tunes.
  • Check out The Orielles’ new album if you get the chance. Sound of the summer. 
  • Rising indie songwriter Soccer Mommy releases a great follow-up to her acclaimed debut.
  • Prolific indie poppers The Proper Ornaments are back with a new’un.
  • Our very own staff member Will is touring with Norfolk dance-punks Sink Ya Teeth soon!
  • Spooky, grainy synth works from John Carpenter collaborator Daniel Davies.
  • Bananagun. Garage-psych influenced by ‘Nuggets’ & Os Mutantes.
  • His Name Is Alive. Second archival release of sound snippets, dream pop & ambient sketches.
  • Endless Boogie & Weak Signal. This split single even includes Pavement’s very own Steve Malkmus!
  • Varied art pop & electronica plunderings from Bullion.
  • Highly original experimental hip hop from JPEGMAFIA who produced, performed & mixed the entire LP.
  • Ancient synth workouts from Wrangler featuring Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder, plus Phil Winter & Ben Edwards.

Re-issues

  • Michio Kurihara’s White Heaven reissue a classic of Japanese psych.
  • Label issues prevented Organisation’s only album being credited as Kraftwerk’s debut.
  • Every single track from Roy Montgomery’s psychedelic post-punks Dadamah.
  • Grizzly Bear’s debut gets the colour reissue treatment, complete with a remix album.
  • Soundtrack albums don’t come much more cult than this one from The Mystery Kindaichi Band.
  • We’ve got Polvo reissues in for all you into your fiddly, noisy US indie rock.
  • Bardo Pond. Two records in one from the eclectic fuzz-heavy exponents of psych.
  • Prolific beatmaker Mndsgn puts his once extremely limited tape onto wax.
  • Fun & fuzzy compilation of surf-psych courtesy of Japanese Television.
  • This death metal group were called Nirvana before the grungers made it big. Seminal stuff right here.
  • Ace live report from Miles Davis in Japan, backed by jazz royalty Herbie Hancock & Ron Carter.
  • Box set of N.E.R.D’s debut features both the ‘rock’ & ‘electronic’ versions.
  • Highly underrated & varied slice of shoegaze & psych from The Boo Radleys.
  • Two reissues from prog metallers Animals As Leaders. Sounds sorta like King Crimson mixed with Meshuggah.
  • Mamiffer’s 2019 record of serene chamber folk makes its way onto wax.
  • Vintage Canadian synth-pop from Ceramic Hello.
  • Prime Ennio Morricone Western cuts on ‘gun smoke’ vinyl, because why not?

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

  • Insectoid mongrel footwork rave hybrids from Aphex endorsed artist 33EMYBW. A vibrant carnival of sound and twisted rhythms. 300 copies 2LP on SVBKVLT.
  • Linkwood hooks up with jazzer Greg Foat for some sun drenched Balearic vibes.
  • Conditional bossman Calumn Gunn aims his beats at the ‘floor with an EP on CPU.
  • 2LP of previously unreleased ‘80s tape works from Henning Christiansen's and his ever fascinating vision of Fluxus.
  • Keith Seatman's trippy hauntology plunders and collages sounds from different time zones. LP on Castles in Space.
  • Couple LPs on the fine Hallow Ground imprint from erstwhile floating Coil member Danny Hyde as Electric Sewer Age and Laurin Huber.
  • Frederik Valentin & Loke Rahbek portal to dreamworlds on Posh Isolation.
  • Reggie Watts & John Tejada return with a tech house LP as Wajatta on Brainfeeder.
  • No techno/house collection should be without ‘Q’ by Mental Cube. Happy 30th to an all time fave. Reissued and bundled with more ace tunes from this FSOL alias. 
  • Pretty sure you can work out approximately what Peter Zinovieff & Lucy Railton's Inventions for Cello and Computer LP on PAN does from the title. I’m not your Dad.
  • Ambient techno tape from Daniel Herrmann & Kristina Kristoffersen. The latter gets additional brownie points for being a former composer for Nintendo, as Mono Girl.
  • Tear inducing weepers from Racine on Aïsha Devi’s Danse Noire label.
  • Our good man Ian will no doubt be buzzing his head off at the new Tycho album.
  • Fabulous minimalist works from Ellen Fullman and Jon Gibson reissued on wax.
  • That Caribou fellow went and made an album heavy with magpie sampling action.
  • Parris, DJ Python, D.K, Karima F, Jay Glass Dubs and Yu Su remix Carmen Villain.
  • +++ while I'm at it; Velocette LP on A Colorful Storm, Ocoeur LP on n5MD. +++

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Words: Ant & Tom.

Work: Ian, Tom R., Nathon, Phil, Jamie, Will, Daoud, Ant, Tom H. & Fred.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Slow Reels

Farewell Islands

9/10 from Jamie

Oh yes. I’m already expecting big things from this record. Big, delightful things to caress the ear and, perhaps, soothe you so you forget all your woes for the next 40 ...read on »

Rebecca Foon

Waxing Moon

9/10 from Jamie

Well. I’m back -- a reason for celebration both here and afar of course -- but enough about me. Here, right here, is ample scope for celebration in the form of new music...read on »

Wajatta

Don't Let Get You Down

9/10 from Jamie

So, how do you make an often-jaded, usually austere, sometimes depressingly predictable genre (techno-house) more fun? One way would be to team up with the creative whirlwind ...read on »

Various

Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore

9/10 from Will

Oof! An absolutely superb compilation here from the ever-reliable and ever-righteous Soul Jazz Records. ‘Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave, and Hardcore’ is a collect...read on »

Tongues Of Mount Meru

The Hex Of Light

9/10 from Ant

I always felt like Tongues Of Mount Meru's 2009 'The Ocean Of Milk' LP on Important Records was underrated. I zoned out to that record a LOT when it came out so I was totally ...read on »

Grimes

Miss Anthropocene

8/10 from Fred MG

Look, I know. I know it's complicated, liking Grimes these days - because of the fact that she asks her friends to call her ‘c’ (the symbol for the speed of light)...read on »

Sandoz

s/t

8/10 from Fred MG

I didn't sleep very well last night. Then, after an hour-long walk to work through the wind and rain, I discovered that I had left my lunch at home. Given that the Norman Reco...read on »

Ruth Anderson

Here

8/10 from Jamie

Arc Light Editions have just released this fascinating record of curiosities from Ruth Anderson. ‘Here’ is the ground-breaking composer’s debut recorded-work...read on »

His Name Is Alive

Return To Never: Home Recordings 1979 - 1986 Volume 2

8/10 from Jamie

His Name Is Alive. New, not-new stuff from the man whose birth certificate scans with Peggy Lee’s (You Give Me) Fever, namely Warren Defever. ‘Return To Never: Hom...read on »

The Orielles

Disco Volador

8/10 from Daoud

As the sun streams through the windows of our 60s Brutalist Concrete Tower Block™ and warms my frigid face, there isn’t a band I want to be listening to more than ...read on »

Grimm Grimm

Ginormous

8/10 from Will

For an album called 'Ginormous', Grimm Grimm's new album seems to revel in the miniature. The solo project of former Screaming Tea Party frontman Koichi Yamanoha, it was mostl...read on »

Peter Zinovieff & Lucy Railton

RFG Inventions for Cello and Computer

8/10 from Daoud

With the utmost respect to Peter Zinovieff and Lucy Railton, their latest album is just Kane Software with a cello. Released towards the end of 2018, the Leeds based duo&rsquo...read on »

33EMYBW

Arthropods

8/10 from Ant

Pleased to see that SVBKVLT have pressed up the second album from Shanghai-based artist Wu Shanmin aka 33EMYBW on vinyl. For the uninitiated, it may be interesting to know tha...read on »

Featured albums

Sleaford Mods
Katie Von Schleicher
Calum Gunn
Linkwood & Greg Foat
Kelly Lee Owens
33EMYBW
Peter Zinovieff & Lucy Railton
Racine
Henning Christiansen
JPEGMAFIA
Close Lobsters
Bardo Pond
Japanese Television
Carmen Villain
Bananagun
Mental Cube
White Heaven
Various
His Name Is Alive
Animals As Leaders
Tycho
Jon Gibson
Dadamah
The Mystery Kindaichi Band
Keith Seatman
Ellen Fullman
The Boo Radleys
Greg Dulli
Ennio Morricone
Ceramic Hello
Herrmann Kristoffersen
Alabaster dePlume
Endless Boogie & Weak Signal
Heliocentrics
Polvo
Mndsgn
Laurin Huber
Bullion
Mamiffer
Electric Sewer Age
N2K2
Real Estate
Daniel Davies
Soccer Mommy
Svitlana Nianio & Oleksandr Yurchenko
Frederik Valentin & Loke Rahbek
Ocoeur
The Proper Ornaments
Caribou
Blood Incantation
Wrangler
Sink Ya Teeth
Wajatta
The Orielles
Miles Davis
N.E.R.D.
Animals As Leaders
Polvo
Grizzly Bear
Organisation