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.


  • 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.


  • 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 on »

Kaffe Matthews


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, 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 on »



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 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 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 on »



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 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 on »



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, on »

Featured albums

Imaginary Softwoods
Savage Mansion
Quelle Chris
J Hus
Animal Collective
Devonte Hynes
Daniel McCagh
Sun Ra
Hamilton Leithauser
Once & Future Band
Caustic Wound
Four Tet
Maggi Payne
Triple Negative
Randy Holden
Maggi Payne
Clams Casino
Vladislav Delay
Irma Vep
Johanna Warren
Square Fauna
Becker & Mukai
Exael & Arad Acid
Flat Worms
Kaffe Matthews
Pokey LaFarge
Dead Prez
Josef K
The Fall
The Fall