Weekly Update Pavement, Chapterhouse, Once & Future Band, Flat Worms.

Squarepusher, Blood Orange, Sunwatchers, Josef K, Ulrich Schnauss, The Fall, Animal Collective, Kaffe Mathews, Savage Mansion, J Hus, Red Dead Redemption, Shrinebuilder, Maggi Payne.

Headlines

  • Album of the Week. Once & Future Band are back like the 70s never happened. A fun yet complex mix of psych, pop, art rock & prog on John Dwyer’s ever-reliable Castle Face label.
  • Pavement are reissuing a couple of cuts from around their ‘Wowee Zowee’ era on a limited 7’’ vinyl which mirrors the speech bubble on the sleeve.
  • Check out our staff-selected Weekly Playlist on Spotify & Youtube

New music

  • Blood Orange takes his first foray into soundtracks.
  • Flat Worms get Albini & Ty Segall behind the desk for their gnarly third LP.
  • High octane dance-punk, synthpop & electro from husband & wife duo ADULT.
  • 90 mins of ace live excursions from Baltimore neo-psychedelia greats Animal Collective.
  • Grime, pop, Afrobeat & dancehall combine on J Hus ’ latest.
  • Fourth album from Glaswegian indie rock songwriter Irma Vep.
  • Four Tet latest album has arrived with us on wax.
  • Limited-edition pink vinyl with CD on the ever-reliable Lost Map from indie group Savage Mansion.
  • Sunwatchers. Complex yet fun marriage of prog, jazz-rock, psych & more.
  • Unique old-time/old school country sounds from Pokey LaFarge.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar are pushing the boundaries of video game soundtracks once again on this one.
  • Noise rock, experimental rock & post-punk meet on Triple Negative’s latest.
  • Glazed-eyed psychedelic beats from influential producer Clam Casino’s new’un.
  • Caustic Wound. 80s style grind’n’ death. Dare I call them a supergroup?
  • Hamilton Leithauser. The Walkmen frontman is back with his instantly recognisable voice.

Re-issues

  • Classic debut from Reading shoegazers Chapterhouse on colour wax.
  • Dead Prez. It’s bigger than hip, hop, hip, hop.
  • Early electronic music from Mexan synth obsessive Tito.
  • Two reissues in one courtesy of Portland folk songwriter Johanna Warren.
  • Josef K’s solo album gets reissued on clear wax with a bonus LP of nine extra tracks.
  • Kaytranada’s debut lands back on limited colour vinyl. One purple, one yella. 
  • Shrinebuilder. Stoner metal supergroup of the highest order. No pun intended.
  • Probably the loudest album of its era. Highly sought-after & influential cut of heavy psych from Randy Holden.
  • Quelle Chris reissues his first collab with Chris Keys ahead of their upcoming new LP.
  • Salford post-punks The Fall reissue a couple of live records.
  • Maggi Payne re-releases two cuts of intriguing experimental music.
  • This record from Hugar will probably appeal to A Wing Victory & Sigur Ros fans.
  • Cosmic jazz exponent Sun Ra gets his 60th (!!) reissued. 
  • Imaginary Softwoods. The man behind Emeralds (& many more projects) reissues a collection.

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

  • Blissed ambient inner/outer space explorations on Astral Industries from LF58 aka Neel (Voices from the Lake) and Filippo Scorcucchi.
  • Stellar ‘Join The Future - UK Bleep & Bass 1988-91’ compilation. All time CLASSIC foundation sounds from Unique 3, Nexus 21, Tuff Little Unit, Cabaret Voltaire, Ital Rockers, Nightmares On Wax, Original Clique etc.
  • Contemplative rave rush victory lap EP from the mighty Squarepusher.
  • Kaffe Matthews migrates sonics over self constructed borders on Objects Limited, via two longform drone works.
  • Daniel McCagh digitally manipulates acoustic sounds to create gauzy walls of sound, conjuring images of a dystopian future.
  • Ritual music to exorcise women of mysterious evil caused by a spider bite. Tarantismo: Odyssey of an Italian Ritual 2LP + book set. Incl. reworks from Don't DJ, Bottin, LNS, Bjorn Torske & Trym Søvdsnes, KMRU, Uffe.
  • Cluster / Harmonia guv'nor Roedelius Tape Archive compilation distilled into an easily digestible single disc. Plus he’s knocked out another Selbstportrait.
  • Cosmic, outernational sounds from Becker & Mukai.
  • Ulrich Schnauss shoegazing electronica back catalogue remastered and reissued.
  • Vladislav Delay's stone-cold annihilator 'Rakka' has been re-pressed.
  • Classic ‘80s inspired synth-pop on Suction sublabel Ice Machine from Analytica aka Memorex and Gabe Knox.
  • Techno/ambient collision on Motion ward from Exael & Arad Acid.
  • Lost early ‘90s tracks from Atonal. Reminiscent of very early Black Dog, Balil, B12, Aphex Twin, Kirk Degiorgio, Stasis etc. Ace vintage UK techno/AI style electronica.
  • Sci-fi ambient brain balm from Square Fauna aka Dices & Flaty on Firecracker.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

J Hus

Big Conspiracy

9/10 from Daoud

One of the funny things about reviewing music for a shop that sells the physical stuff is the waiting. ‘Big Conspiracy’ is the second album from J Hus, probably th...read on »

Kaffe Matthews

Foreigner

8/10 from Daoud

The artwork to ‘Foreigner’ presents the challenge Kaffe Matthews made to herself when creating it. To draw a boundary, build it, attempt to move things through it,...read on »

Animal Collective

Ballet Slippers

8/10 from Tommy WM

Live albums are a weird one and can easily split a crowd of music fans. Some can’t stand the audience noise and would much rather sit down to a studio LP, whilst others ...read on »

Wiki

OOFIE

8/10 from Tommy WM

Former Ratking and Secret Circle member Wiki returns with his second album ‘Oofie’, a record which boasts a wide-ranging appeal for all corners of the hip hop sphe...read on »

Sir Richard Bishop

Oneiric Formulary

8/10 from Daoud

Look, I don’t want to come across as a cynic, but I’m starting to doubt if Sir Richard Bishop has even met the queen. Looking through this list of musicians awarde...read on »

Savage Mansion

Weird Country

8/10 from Daoud

I don’t want to be the only guy to write about Savage Mansion without mentioning Savage Garden, so there, I’ve done it. That’s not to say they sound much lik...read on »

Tito

Quetzalcoatl

8/10 from Daoud

In 1977 Tito retreated to his bedroom with a guitar, some synths, and a four-channel Sony recorder. When he emerged he’d created ‘Quetzalcoatl’ a half hour e...read on »

Randy Holden

Population II

8/10 from Tommy WM

Heavy metal, like hip hop, punk and electronic music, is one of the most debated and examined genres in terms of its origin. There’s usually a great deal of talk surroun...read on »

LF58

Alterazione

8/10 from Ant

LF58 follow up their 2017 EP on Auxillary with this fine celestial ambient 2LP for Astral Industries. A zero gravity inner/outer space voyage through the infinite universe, an...read on »

Featured albums

Pavement
Atonal
Imaginary Softwoods
Savage Mansion
J Hus
Quelle Chris
Devonte Hynes
Animal Collective
Hugar
Daniel McCagh
Sun Ra
Hamilton Leithauser
Once & Future Band
LF58
Caustic Wound
Tito
Four Tet
Various
Maggi Payne
Triple Negative
Maggi Payne
Clams Casino
Squarepusher
Randy Holden
Vladislav Delay
Analytica
ADULT.
Various
Irma Vep
Johanna Warren
Square Fauna
Exael & Arad Acid
Becker & Mukai
Various
Flat Worms
Kaffe Matthews
Sunwatchers
Roedelius
Roedelius
Pokey LaFarge
Kaytranada
Dead Prez
Josef K
Shrinebuilder
Chapterhouse
The Fall
The Fall