Weekly Update Julianna Barwick, Blake Mills, Jason Molina, Squid.
Rafael Anton Irisarri, Arca, Girl Friday (Dinked), Sunwatchers, Old Man Gloom, Wild Nothing, Federico Durand, Fluxion, The 1975, Tim Burgess, Kooba Tercu.
- Published: Thursday 21st May 2020
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- Album of the Week. Blake Mills teams up with Cass McCombs for an album of quiet & intimate folk
- Jason Molina’s final album, Julianna Barwick’s latest (with a signed print), a Squid double single & Arca’s new’un will be arriving soon.
- More Dinked vinyl! This time, post-punk group Girl Friday’s debut lands on limited & exclusive colour wax.
- Weekly Playlist. Lots of staff-selected tunes have landed on Spotify & Youtube.
- Today is your last opportunity to win a signed Tim Burgess test pressing! Simply order a copy before midnight to be entered.
- There are a few copies left of the Dinked clear vinyl of Katie Von Schleicher’s new record. You’ll also get a bonus 7’’ & a tote bag.
- Sunwatchers. It’s a journey of proggy psych weirdness but remains fun as hell.
- Birmingham post-punks The Nightingales return with their eleventh.
- US indie rock survivors The Airborne Toxic Event are back with their first in five years.
- It’s come the time for Cheshire pop-rockers The 1975 to create an eclectic & genre-blending double.
- Fans of grizzly post-metal & sludge take note, as there are two Old Man Gloom records out this week.
- It’s been a good while, but The Electric Soft Parade are back.
- Augustus Muller. One half of Boy Harsher enters the world of soundtracks.
- Avant-prog/RIO group Aksak Maboul’s first in four decades is here, featuring members of Henry Cow & Tuxedomoon.
- Local lad worriedaboutsatan’s latest lands on n5MD.
- Steve Earle & The Dukes. The consistently reliable country rock songwriter attempts to bring Trump voters back to normality.
- Houses of Heaven. One for the darkwave, goth & industrial fans.
- Songwriter James Elkington channels all eras of folk in Wilco’s loft with Jeff Tweedy.
- Promising young UK songwriter Eve Owen releases her debut on Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s label.
- Sean O’Hagan & Laetitia Sadier make up the all-star backing band for Marker Starling’s latest.
- Mr Hefner (no not that one) Darren Hayman continues his prolific streak.
- Booooolton’s Badly Drawn Boy is back with a slippery new record.
- Greek noisemakers Kooba Tercu are back with more challenging psychedelic cuts.
- One of the best slices of modern dream pop is back courtesy of Wild Nothing.
- It’s no wonder Shirley Scott was nicknamed “Queen of the Organ” upon hearing records like this.
- Tim Presley helps out The Fall on this 2000s era LP. On remastered ‘splatter’ vinyl.
- Industrial meets dark as night psych on this beloved Psychic TV LP.
- Masahiko Sato. An essential cut for all you Japanese jazz & psych fiends.
- All sorts of modern funk, soul, jazz & RnB meld on Hiatus Kaiyote’s second record.
- The Upsetters. Django is unchained on this vintage reggae classic.
- Infinity Forms Of Yellow Remember make a right old racket of swirling psych.
- Bill Orcutt bestows us with two very different records of guitar brilliance.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
- Rafael Anton Irisarri rips out our tiny hearts on his epic new album on Dais.
- The Drexciya mythology becomes a graphic novel via Abdul Qadim Haqq and Tresor.
- Charlemagne Palestine & architect John Körmeling adapt the harpsichord to play Pythagorean ratios. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Frogsichord.
- Limited hand-stamped white label 10" platter from Blazer Sound System with a serpentine dub vortex and ultra-dreamy hypnobeat from CS + Kreme.
- Dub techno soothers from Fluxion.
- Scored a coupla sweet LPs on Taylor Deupree's esteemed 12k imprint from Michael Grigoni & Stephen Vitiello and Federico Durand.
- Smithsonian Folkways reissue of 1982 new age healer from Craig Kupka.
- Marja Ahti’s tones will rearrange yer atoms.
- Soul Jazz's valuable 'Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore' compilation finally in stock. Top drawer spanglers galore.
- Low Budget Aliens smudge it right up on uon and D Tiffany's XPQ? label.
- Gorgeous 15-minute deep house odyssey from Ron Trent. Limited blue wax.
- Peculiar audio artefacts from the mysterious Fossil Aerosol Mining Project.
- Delicious, multifaceted, kaleidoscopic new LP from Sunken Foal.
- Detroit electro futurism from K-1 aka Keith Tucker (Aux88, Optic Nerve, Alien FM).
- Ned Milligan & John Atkinson's long distance call-and-response chime processing ambient work, in beautiful bespoke package on Fluid Audio. Limited copies.
- Ace 'Artificial Dancers – Waves of Synth' 2LP compiled by Interstellar Funk feat. Chris & Cosey, Clan of Xymox, Liaisons Dangereuses, Human League etc.
- Wolfgang Voigt presents Rückverzauberung live in London repress!
- New school UK jazz and electronix from Lunch Money Life.
- Suction Records sister label Ice Machine reissue Ceramic Hello's Canadian underground synth-pop classic 'Climatic Nouveau' 7”.
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Words: Ant & Tom.
Work: Ian, Tom R., Nathon, Phil, Jamie, Will, Daoud, Ant, Tom H. & Fred.
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