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.

Headlines

  • 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.

New music

  • 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.

Re-issues

  • 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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