- Album of the Week. A serene mix of synths, ambient & electronics from Preston’s Polypores in a deluxe colour vinyl set. Phwoar.
- Bill Callahan has announced a new album, only a year after his last one!
- Also announced are records from Jonsi & Max Richter plus Sigur Ros, (more) Jonsi & Twilight Sad reissues.
- There’s three new Dinked’s on the cards from songwriter H.C. McEntire, indie group Hoops & dream poppers Widowspeak.
- Weekly Playlist. New & old Update related tunes, on Spotify & YouTube.
- Par Ásito. Mexican sci-fi space rock on snazzy colour vinyl.
- Sound experimenter Robert Millis returns with an ode to vinyl & its glorious warm crackles.
- Cinematic drones & ambient from Niels Geybels’ Sequences project.
- Could the first new Rolling Stones single in years foresee a new album? Limited-edition colour record.
- Prolific jangly indie group The Black Watch are Brilliant Failures on their latest.
- Texas psych-funk-dubsters Khruangbin switch it up a bit on ‘Mordechai’.
- HAIM. If I was in a band with my two brothers we’d last about 5 minutes. Bravo for making it to your third girls.
- Tropical psych grooves from Bananagun.
- Noise rock meets psych & more on Bo Ningen’s latest.
- Two members of Comet is Coming are Soccer96. Football’s coming home!
- Brigid Dawson & The Mothers Network. One time Oh Sees member unleashes her debut of melancholic psych.
- Post-punks Pottery want you to play those funky drums for them.
- Sonar with David Torn. The follow-up to a former Norman Album of the Week awardee is here.
- Becca Mancari. A bold new direction is executed brilliantly from the songwriter here.
- Midnight is your last chance to get to order to enter our Public Practice test pressing comp.
- Slippery creatures Squid land on Warp records with a great double single.
- Penny Rimbaud issues Crass’ manifesto as a spoken word piece with electronic backing.
- Frank Zappa fans take note, we’ve got a 70-track box set for you.
- New album from Whitburn art rock songwriter Nadine Shah.
- Signals, Wires & Amplifiers. Compilation of synths n synth-punk bangers.
- James Newton Howard’s score to the modern classic film ‘Nightcrawler’ returns.
- Randy Holden wired 16 amps together in 1969 for this one, the absolute madman. Signed copies for this proto-doom psych record.
- Hiroshi Yoshimura. Japanese ambient classic for your plants & souls.
- The Rolling Stones. ‘Sticky Fingers’, ‘Exile On’ & loads of 80s Stones is back on wax.
- Green Lung. Wonder if these guys indulge in the Devil’s lettuce...
- Black Ark In Dub. Deep, dark & dank dubs from Scratch’s infamous studio.
- Dark ambient score to the horrifically gruesome Resident Evil 4.
- Controversial ‘poppier’ release from free jazz master Albert Ayler on Third Man.
- Sly & The Family Drone & Dead Neanderthals. Noise, jazz & drone combine on this easy listening staple…
- More reissues from taut progsters King Crimson are on’t shelves.
- Chamber jazz inspired by the Scottish landscape from Andrew Wasylyk.
- Psychedelic country folk gem from Jim Sullivan. A biopic or doc needs to be made about this fella.
- Factory Records weirdos Ike Yard reissues their debut LP.
- Reigning Sound donned their cowboy hats & boots for this one.
- Vic Mizzy’s score to the Addams Family arrives minutes before Halloween...
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
- Climax Golden Twin Robert Millis collages noise/crackle/hiss of 78rpm shellacs and wax cylinders. Like NWW 'Soliloquy for Lilith’ meets The Caretaker and Philip Jeck.
- D&B infused gliders from ТПСБ on Whities.
- Clangorous, metallic rave rush from Gábor Lázár on Planet Mu.
- The first three scrumptious Pole albums reissued separately on coloured wax.
- Thrilling, intense industrial/no wave/noise dirge blast from Wetware on Dais.
- My hero Jeff Mills is churning out the Millsart ‘Every Dog Has Its Day’ records to fund his expensive posh turtle neck habit (maybe).
- Pinch mashes up the dance with a heavy album of grime/techno/dubstep mutations.
- Le Cliché clear vinyl 7" love letter to Kraftwerk and minimal synth. Plus synth-punk action from Wladyslaw Trejo - both on Polytechnic Youth.
- Dreamy pop infused electronica from 박혜진 Park Hye Jin on Ninja Tune.
- Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Sarah Davachi, Felicia Atkinson, Mary Lattimore, Machinefabriek, Eluvium, Taylor Deupree, Noveller and more join Field Works to use the echolocations of bats as compositional source material.
- Modular synthesizer experiments from Qasim Naqvi on Erased Tapes.
- Effervescent dub techno soothers from Deadbeat & Paul St. Hilaire.
- Japanese environmental ambient reissue fiends check Takashi Kokubo.
- Blue vinyl edition of Global Communication's reworks of shoegazers Chapterhouse.
- Re-up on the DJ Python album!
- T.Raumschmiere / Voigt & Voigt split a Speicher in half.
- A trip to paradise via the sublime, blissed dubby tropical ambient EP from Vague Imaginaires on 12th Isle.
- Rump shakin’ tackle from Levon Vincent.
- Booming Blawan slammers for the techno bunker/dungeon.
- Apollo reissue of mid '90s melter from The Primitive Painter aka Alter Ego.
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Words: Ant & Tom.
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