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Weekly Update Dalham, Ride, Ghostpoet, Green-House, Car Seat Headrest.

Khruangbin, Car Seat Headrest, Liam Hayes, Ital Tek, Depeche Mode, epic45, Diet Cig, Portico Quartet, Beatrice Dillon, Happyness, 65daysofstatic, Castle Face Reissues, Austra, Man Man, Dark Morph.

Headlines

  • Album of the Week. Dalham’s ace new LP of sci-fi synthtronica takes the crown this time around.

New music

  • Ghostpoet returns with a disturbingly prescient record of syrupy beats & gothic atmosphere.
  • Ride’s shoegaze is replaced with classical, ambient & post-rock tones on this reimagination. 
  • Car Seat Headrest blend their classic college rock sounds with more modern approaches.
  • Man Man. It’s been 7 years, but the experimental rock group make a welcome return.
  • London indie group Happyness return, sounding like our very own Yo La Tengo.
  • Brimful of asha on the epic45. Hardbook photography book & CD from the relaxed post-rockers.
  • Liam Hayes. See, up here in Leeds Liam, we’d just pronounce it Mirage “Garridge”.
  • This is Sparta! First album in 14 years from the ex-At the Drive-Ins. 
  • Lea Bertucci. Standing in the shadows of acoustics. Segments from an installation in Köln.
  • Ross Downes delivers a masterclass in instrumental dynamics & field recordings.
  • Formosa Punk Records have a Japanese import split from The Monochrome Set / Catenary Wires
  • Cardiacs, Gong & Knifeworld member & UK psych legend Kavus Torabi releases his anticipated debut.
  • Brighton jazz trio In Threads merge toe-tapping delights with intriguing instrumentals. 
  • Very limited, moving solo piano pieces from Anthony Baden Saggers.
  • Portico Quartet’s latest limited EP explores their more ambient & electronic side.
  • Austra. A fine slice of Canadian electronic pop.
  • Depeche Mode. All sorts of versions of Anton Corbijn’s doc & concert film here.
  • Nahnahanahanahanahanahanah Chicano Batman!
  • BLÓM reference an obscure-ish hardcore punk subgenre on the album title to their debut.
  • Twee-punk power poppers Diet Cig are back to satisfy your sweet tooth.
  • Kanye West’s Christian music & gospel album featuring Kenny G just missed out on our Album of the Week. Shame…
  • offthesky & The Humble Bee. Atlantic spanning ambient from Jason Corder & Hood’s Craig Tattersall.
  • The compilation of indie Minna Miteru also features as a highlight in our Japanese Reissues feature.
  • Limited-edition 12’’ single from Daniel O'Sullivan.

Re-issues

  • We’ve reduced some 180g colour records from Doves by up to a tenner!
  • Creative City Pop types Piper have another colour reissue out.
  • Yorkshire post-rock favourites 65daysofstatic reissue an electronic-heavy classic, complete with a bonus EP.
  • Sam Gendel & Sam Wilkes blend the disparate sounds of avant-jazz, hip hop, electronic & psychedelia.
  • Doctorrrrrrr Whoooooooo. Doctor Who.
  • WEWANTSOUNDS reissues a sought-after Lebanese classic from Fairuz.
  • Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Brothers. Ace LP of Ghanian music & highlife. 
  • There’s a few limited, super snazzy coloured records left from John Dwyer’s Castle Face imprint.

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

  • Deliciously mind-boggling new musique concrète/electroacoustic/tape works from GRM's Beatriz Ferreyra. LP on Persistence of Sound.
  • Sparks fly from the Isabella album on iDEAL Recordings as she welds together the grittiest elements of techno/industrial/electro/trance/noise into head/feet wreckers.
  • The 1999 evergreen 'Oktember' mini-album from GAS comes back around. Supreme Black Forest Techneau.
  • Transportive, psychedelic LP from Maxwell Sterling on Ecstatic encompassing/mutating spiritual jazz, Indian classical, drone, sound collage.
  • Cremation Lily's coastal ambient techno/field recordings weeper 'The Processes And Instruments Of Normal People' comes to wax courtesy of Alter.
  • Audio mirages from Ben Lukas Boysen (Hecq) on Erased Tapes.
  • Carl Michael Von Hausswolff & Jón Þór Birgisson (Jónsi) reconvene as Dark Morph with an LP of oceanic drones, submerged beats and whalesong.
  • Daniel Avery & Roman Flügel collab as Noun with a pair of techno hypnotizers.
  • Green-House cultivates some ultra-chill ambient for horticulture heads.
  • Thanks to a new sprog, Italk Tek incorporates audio hallucinations from sleep deprivation on his meticulously constructed sixth album on Planet Mu.
  • Unearthed Korean-Indo Ethno Fusion on Daehan Electronics from Kim Jinmuk.
  • Ace Italo/EBM/New Beat action on June from Lithuanian producer Caroil.
  • Much needed reissue of 'The Future Is Enslaved' EP from Gosub. Check if you dig old Dopplereffekt, Aux88, Drexciya, Dynamix II etc.

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Best records this week

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Car Seat Headrest

Making A Door Less Open

9/10 from Daoud

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Innocent Country 2

8/10 from Tommy WM

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Ghostpoet

I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep

8/10 from Tommy WM

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Featured albums

Khruangbin
epic45
Isabella
Maxwell Sterling
Portico Quartet
Kavus Torabi
Dalham
In Threads
offthesky & The Humble Bee
The Monochrome Set / Catenary Wires
Ross Downes
Caroil
GAS
Fairuz
Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Brothers
Noun (Daniel Avery & Roman Flügel)
Anthony Baden Saggers
Gosub
Green-House
Sam Gendel & Sam Wilkes
Kanye West
Dudley Simpson
Piper
Paddy Kingsland
Sparta
Austra
Kim Jinmuk
Various
Lea Bertucci
Daniel O'Sullivan
Ben Lukas Boysen
Ride
Ital Tek
Dark Morph
Happyness
Diet Cig
BLÓM
Car Seat Headrest
Depeche Mode
Cremation Lily
Chicano Batman
Man Man
Beatriz Ferreyra
Ghostpoet
Liam Hayes
65daysofstatic