Weekly Update Erland Cooper (Dinked), Islet, Stephen Malkmus, U.S. Girls.
African Head Charge, Fire! Orchestra, Slow Reels, Vladislav Delay, Pantha Du Prince, Kate Tempest, Holden & Zimpel, Cornershop, Anna Calvi, Fu Manchu, Trees Speak.
- Album of the Week. We were very impressed by Welsh group Islet & their blend of psych, dream pop, ambient & hauntology. ‘Eyelet’ sounds somewhere between Vanishing Twin, Beach House & Boards of Canada.
- Check out our Best Albums of February feature & selection of albums from the month you may have missed.
- Erland Cooper’s latest ode to Orkney is getting the exclusive vinyl pampering thanks to Dinked. Tune into our socials at 4pm for their next announcement...
- Head to Spotify & Youtube to see our picks of tunes for our Weekly Playlist.
- Pavement man Stephen Malkmus picks up a 12-string & Afghani instruments on his latest.
- Art pop songwriter U.S. Girls returns with a new slab of psych-pop-disco-funk.
- Fire! Orchestra recreate Don Cherry’s legendary live gig in Poland.
- Dynamic pop meets psychedelic dreams on MALKA’s latest.
- Kate Tempest sups up some Unholy Elixer.
- Holden & Zimpel. Kraut meets synths, classical & jazz on the first collaboration between James Holden & Waclaw Zimpel.
- Fragile & earthy folk from Diana Collier in limited-edition hand-assembled sleeves.
- It seems indie songwriter Caroline Rose has quit smoking on her latest LP.
- Debut album from Manchester group Handle who feature two ex-members of Duds.
- If there was ever a record to appeal to Norman customers tastes it would be Trees Speak’s new’un.
- Disq. They’ve only just hit their twenties & have released their second record.
- Italian songwriter Julia Bardo of Working Men’s Club releases her debut EP.
- Neo-soul tinged posthumous release from Mac Miller.
- Have a nice big warm mug of CocoRosie.
- Honey Harper’s debut was inspired by both Joni Mitchell & painter William Turner.
- Cornershop met at my old college. One of Preston’s few musical claims to fame.
- Anna Calvi goes from the Hunter to the Hunted. Julia Holter, Joe Talbot & Courtney Barnett lend a hand.
- Lake Ruth’s latest EP pays homage to 1960’s sonic experimentation.
- Acclaimed songwriter Jonathan Wilson returns with a country influenced LP.
- Jangle away with this collaboration between REM’s Peter Buck & the Auteurs Luke Haines.
- Tonnes of African Head Charge has been reissued! Expect surreal psychedelic dubs for days.
- Limited-edition synth/coldwave cuts from French group Vox Populi!.
- Good news for you stoner rockers, as Fu Manchu reissue a fan-favourite with a bonus single.
- Negative Approach. Classic hardcore punk with a new purple sleeve & disc.
- Three albums from Huddersfield group Embrace have been reissued.
- 2Pac’s classic album gets a reissue.
- DIY squat-rock from The Fear Merchants arrives on wax for the first time.
- The Human League. Not to be confused with young post-punks Squid.
- Twin Peaks. This is the soundtrack, not the score.
- The Master Musicians Of Jajouka featuring Bachir Attar. Reissue from one of Brian Jones’ favourite groups.
- Anathema have one of the most interesting career trajectories in UK guitar music.
- Only non-album single from King Crimson.
- This release from Manchester group Deja Vega gets repressed by popular demand.
- We’ve got the soundtrack to two of The Who’s films in.
- Mansions exhume a sub-genre classic.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
Ant’s back in his usual slot so you can fill up your record boxes & bags with top-tier electronic cuts.
- Humdinger LP from Vladislav Delay. Thrilling blasts of immense sound.
- Stirring, drifting, minimal ambient dronescapes from Slow Reels (Ian Hawgood & James Murray). Tip for fans of William Basinski and Rafael Anton Irisarri.
- Fascinating, thought provoking LP on Editions Mego from Jasmine Guffond, questioning the nature of microphone consent. Big brother is listening in your pocket.
- Vinyl double whammy from NYZ on Important Records incl. a split LP with Eleh.
- RX-101 ‘Serenity’ CD edition now in. Caustic Window/AFX/Rephlex vibes galore.
- 1981 Canadian eternal minimal wave/synth pop classic from Ceramic Hello reissued.
- ‘90s Nostalgic electronica from D.K. recorded live in South Korea. LP on 12th Isle.
- 140bpm DMZ/Skream inspired skankers from Somah on DEEP MEDi MUSIK.
- Techno/house/ambient funkers on Future Times boss Max D’s 2LP on 1432 R.
- Mystical, late night techno-soul from B12's Steven Rutter & Bryonii. Gold wax.
- Humanoid / Erik Van Den Broek / Steven Rutter / Lone all on one De:Tuned plate.
- Pantha du Prince shifts away from the dancefloor and explores the communication of trees via modern classical/minimalist modes.
- Tape on Castles In Space from Bernard Grancher going for it in a Cabs/TG stylee.
- Explosive/brittle breakbeat/techno/drone mutants from Aquarian on Bedouin
- Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) soundtracks psychological drama Porcelain.
- Ace vintage Chicago house worshipping trax from Delroy Edwards on L.I.E.S.
- Raw, metallic, clattering gear from DJ Die Soon on ltd coloured vinyl 7" via Morphine.
- Johnny Nash and Diego Herrera (SK U Kno, Suzanne Kraft) offer an absorbing, tranquil third transmission from MATstudio.
- Raging sonic weapons from Somaticae on In Paradisum.
- 6CD wooden box set of ferocious ‘90s recordings from Japanese racket hero K2.
- Legowelt makes his enviable collection of synthesizers sing in ambient mode.
- Class compilation from Jura Soundsystem feat. gems from Carl Craig, Bochum Welt, Zann, John Rocca, David Arch etc.
- Blissed out EP on Whities from Neinzer.
- Intimate, hallucinatory, fragile sound, drones and poetry from crys cole.
- +++ 12"s from Steve Moore on Kompakt, Tobias. on Ostgut Ton. +++
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Words: Ant & Tom.
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