- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Best records this week
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His Name Is Alive
8/10 from Jamie