Weekly Update Hania Rani, Belle & Sebastian, bdrmm, Sarah Davachi.
Flaming Lips (Signed Vinyl Competition), A Certain Ratio, Thurston Moore, Coil, Function, The Charlatans, Sparks, Greg Foat, Thurston Moore, Sufjan Stevens, Woods, Dream Wife.
- Album of the Week. Fan of serene modern classical & ambient? Look no further than Hania Rani’s new’un. Tonight at midnight is your last chance to win a test pressing simply by ordering one.
- Competition: There’s a signed Flaming Lips white label up for grabs for those who pre-order their impending new record. It’s on a gorgeous tri-colour vinyl too!
- New albums & reissues from A Certain Ratio, Sarah Davachi, Belle & Sebastian, Sufjan Stevens, Washed Out, & Thurston Moore have been announced.
- Yorkshire shoegazers bdrmm release their debut album this week, but the green vinyl has been switched to a very limited red colour & lands next month due to a distro error.
- Weekly Playlist. Staff-selected choonage can be found over on Spotify & YouTube.
- Bleeding Heart Pigeons. The Irish indie trio are back with their first in half a decade.
- More of the synth-punk filled record from Wladyslaw Trejo is here, but probably not for long!
- That’s five decades in the biz for glam-poppers Sparks.
- Mammal Hands. Gondwana Records launch their 7’’ single series with a limited avant-jazz double.
- Unique UK jazz pianist Greg Foat has two new highly collaborative fusion affairs out.
- Nice little psych pop record from the ever-changing Woods.
- The Fiery Furnaces are back with their quirky take on pop. It’s only been eleven years!
- Paul Weller digs out the synths for a new chapter in his sound.
- Prince Fatty. She’s a model and she’s looking dub.
- A.A. Williams. Ace debut of dream pop, classical, post-rock & all sorts else from the songwriter.
- Here’s a Pozi-tively good EP from the London ‘no-guitar’ post-punks.
- Final work from LA’s cosmic beat scene leader Ras G.
- Star-studded debut from the Coldcut produced Afrobeat troupe Keleketla!
- Holy Wave are back with a lighter take on their garage-psych sound.
- Brighton’s finest Dream Wife expand on their meaty alt. rock with a load more genres.
- In-demand guitarist Noveller is back with a new album of droney ambient.
- Third outing from US art punks Lithics.
- A CD from dream pop/post-rock group epic45 gets repressed with bonus tracks & a 16-page booklet.
- Adaye. The South African guitar funk group are asking you to turn it up a notch.
- The Charlatans have some unfinished monkey business.
- Slept on roots jammer from Max Romeo, the one before the huge ‘War Ina Babylon’.
- Kosmische explorers Embryo bring back two kraut classics.
- Pulsallama. Party starting New York no wave/post-punk.
- This one was a bit of a change-up for celebrated jazz pianist Oliver Nelson.
- Go-go gadget Experience Unlimited...
- The Times. Reissue of a soup-er duper single from the mod indie poppers.
- Two records from slept-on Swiss jazz collective Boillat Thérace Quintet return.
- Ceaser Frazier. And you jerk it out. Not that one? Alright then.
- Klaus Doldinger’s soundtrack to the WW2 drama ‘Das Boot’ is on the cards on colour wax.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
- Previously unheard Danny Hyde “rate/stretch” mixes of Coil's 'Heaven’s Blade' and 'Wir click Wir'. Superior to some recent Coil… erm… barrel-scraping.
- Transcendent techno hypnosis from Function on Rrose's Eaux label. Almost Sandwell District reunited. Weep.
- Lush Cucina Povera & ELS collaboration on Editions Mego. Gorgeous vox drift and float over tender/ominous modular synth from the Circuit Breaker fellow.
- France Jobin's electronic music draws parallels between shadow photons and death. Also on Editions Mego.
- Bonafide scorcher from Ugandan rapper MC Yallah with ace production from Eomac.
- Whopping ‘Rave Hop’, ‘Modern Rave’ and ‘Amen Andrews’ trilogy from breakbeat/acid lord Luke Vibert on Hypercolour.
- Class hybrid electro/techno/freestyle/gqom vibes from Ikonika.
- Alvin Lucier still showing the young 'uns how sound can warp minds.
- Crisp electro action on CPU from Nullptr aka Bovaflux.
- Super T++ compatible swingers from J. Albert on Hank Jackson's anno label.
- Caustic bunker techno and a forlorn stringy droner from Kareem.
- Reload (aka Global Communications) 1993 post-club armchair mind dissolver ‘A Collection of Short Stories’ reissued on translucent yellow wax.
- Timeline 'Forever Forward EP' repress for fans of UR jazzers.
- Fantasmical, blissed stroll through Rome with Polysick.
- New edition of Hattie Cooke's fantasy horror score 'The Sleepers'. Pink tapes on Spun Out Of Control.
- Killer, gnarly Black Meteoric Star 3LP and Gavilán Rayna Russom tape.
- +++ Peep the site for more clobber from; Lowtec, Red Axes, Robert Merlak etc. +++
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Words: Ant & Tom.
Work: Ian, Tom R., Nathon, Phil, Jamie, Will, Daoud, Sam, Ant, Tom H. & Fred.
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