Weekly Update Pigs Pigs Pigs, Yves Tumor, Thundercat, Warm Digits.

Best Music Documentaries Feature, Luomo, Sun Araw, Anna Burch, The Lovely Eggs, Ringo Deathstarr, Sepultura, Nightmares on Wax, Nurse With Wound, Bernard Parmegiani, Purity Ring.

Headlines

  • Our two Albums of the Week are from very different sides of the psychedelic coin. Pigs Pigs Pigs latest is a corker of heavy psych riffing, whilst Yves Tumor’s experimental take on pop is gloriously original.
  • Feature. We’ve compiled our favourite music documentaries to stream in the UK into one handy article for you.
  • Competition. Order the new Thundercat album by midnight to win one of five test pressings of the LP! All previous pre-orders still stand. 
  • Check out our staff-selected tunes in our Weekly Playlist over on Spotify & Youtube

New music

  • Nils Frahm’s ‘All Encores’ jumps from CD to wax for the first time in celebration of Piano Day.
  • We’ve landed an exclusive tape of eclectic instrumental group Maserati’s latest alongside the usual colour editions.
  • Shoegaze/dream pop influenced electropop group Purity Ring return.
  • Everything Is Recorded’s latest concept album delves into the highs & lows of a night out through a star-studded song-cycle.
  • V. Boys. The grizzled Swedish post-punks show us their introspective side alongside a hedonistic banger.
  • Nathan Fake returns with his home listening friendly take on club music.
  • Psychedelic shoegazers Ringo Deathstarr return with more weighty jams.
  • Greater Manchester producer Mr Scruff shows us his eclectic side with a 31-track DJ Kicks mix.
  • Warm Digits. Colourful psych-kraut-pop with a load of guests from the Newcastle group.
  • It did well for Lizzo, so Born Ruffians are back with some Juice.
  • James Elkington recorded his second LP with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.
  • Eclectic experimental rock from Russian newcomers Square Fauna.
  • Mike Patton & Australian composer Anthony Pateras are back as tētēma for their second collab.
  • The Lovely Eggs are back to cheer us up in these bizarre times.
  • Sun Araw adds vintage synths to his dubby space rock sound.
  • Peel Dream Magazine. Motorik indie-psych-electronica from the New York group.
  • TOPS of the pops. Amazing vinyl colour on this one…
  • Indie rock inspired singer-songwriter Anna Burch is back with her second.
  • A hip hop record inspired by the Canterbury scene & art rock? It can only be Wilma Archer!
  • Here’s the thing… Energetic post-punk debut from Sports Team.
  • Grab a slice of dance-punk from the Midlands or just Do Nothing instead. 

Re-issues

  • Enter the Strange Boutique of The Monochrome Set with these two limited-edition reissues.
  • Basil Kirchin. Our third favourite Basil behind Fawlty & Brush. The fourth is the ‘erb.
  • A grizzly thrash classic from Sepultura gets reissued & expanded.
  • The Skatalites. I wonder what genre these fall into?
  • Penya’s debut gets repressed.
  • Whitey’s first record celebrates its 15th birthday.

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

  • Eternal classic, deep crystalline house from Luomo aka Vladislav Delay remastered.
  • Echium LP on sferic melting together shimmering dub techno and intricate, futuristic ambient. Kinda like Space Africa meets Exael.
  • Super duper Recollections GRM LPs from don dada Bernard Parmegiani and Bernard Fort getting busy with the fractals.
  • The Tapeworm unearth some curious post-punk kosmishe synth twiddlings from The Pathfinders circa 1980-81.
  • Chill CD of dubby techno/house from Mike Mangino of Smersh on iDEAL.
  • Superb, original, droning minimalism from on Hallow Ground from FUJI||||||||||TA and his self built pipe organ.
  • Mega posh tokers treat 25th anniversary edition of Nightmares On Wax 'Smokers Delight'. Useful if you roached up your OG copy.
  • Farwarmth heavily processes sounds of cello, flute and accordion into fresh, emotionally resonant new forms. CD on Plant Mu.
  • Nurse With Wound 1994 surreal head nodder 'Rock 'n Roll Station' back on 2LP. Limited one-off pressing with letterpress cover and a bonus track.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Denzel Curry x Kenny Beats

Unlocked

9/10 from Tommy WM

Denzel Curry has cemented himself as one of my all-time favourite MCs on ‘Unlocked’. He’s slowly been rising to that status since the excellent ‘Imperi...read on »

Clarice Jensen

The experience of repetition as death

9/10 from Daoud

‘The experience of repetition as death’ is one of the more thought provoking album titles I’ve seen recently. Bleak as well, as it’s a record built on ...read on »

Luomo

Vocalcity (20th Anniversary Remaster)

9/10 from Ant

Sasu Ripatti recently re-emerged with a scorching album as Vladislav Delay on Cosmo Rhythmatic, a vinyl reissue of Chain Reaction classic ‘Multilla’ and now this m...read on »

Slift

Ummon

8/10 from Tommy WM

These Tolouse space rockers have been doing the rounds on the unofficial Oh Sees fan page recently, with plenty of users comparing them to John Dwyer’s hyperactive psych...read on »

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

Viscerals

8/10 from Tommy WM

The bizarrely yet brilliantly named Geordie rockers are back, returning with their finest offering to date. On third album ‘Viscerals’, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pi...read on »

Knxwledge

1988

8/10 from Tommy WM

Instrumental hip hop is one of the most curious subcategories in the rap genre. By stripping the major component of the MC away, it allows for complex structures and rich deta...read on »

Yves Tumor

Heaven To A Tortured Mind

8/10 from Fred MG

When TV On The Radio released their 2011 LP ‘Nine Types Of Light’, the advert for the album that ran on streaming services quoted a review which described it as so...read on »

Echium

Disruptions Of Form

8/10 from Ant

High grade zoners on Echium’s second album for sferic following 2017’s ‘Synthetic Space’. Generally speaking, the vibe lies somewhere between the shimm...read on »

Featured albums

Mike Mangino
Luomo
The Pathfinders
Echium
TOPS
Ringo Deathstarr
Basil Kirchin
The Skatalites
Born Ruffians
Sun Araw
tētēma
Viagra Boys
Mr Scruff
Penya
Do Nothing
Everything Is Recorded
FUJI||||||||||TA
Sepultura
Square Fauna
Yves Tumor
Purity Ring
Sports Team
Nathan Fake
Nightmares On Wax
Farwarmth
Bernard Parmegiani
Warm Digits
James Elkington
Bernard Fort
The Lovely Eggs
Peel Dream Magazine
Maserati
Wilma Archer
Thundercat
Anna Burch
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
Whitey
Nils Frahm
The Monochrome Set
The Monochrome Set
Nurse With Wound