Weekly Update Fiona Apple, METZ, Pye Corner Audio, Kamaal Williams.

Motorpsycho, Courtney Marie Andrews, Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist, Jessy Lanza, Jon Hassell, Les Big Byrd, Goat, Hood, Katy J Pearson, John Foxx, Sven Wunder, Guided By Voices.

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New music

  • Kamaal Williams. UK jazz talent & one half of Yusseff Kamaal is back with a new one.
  • Here’s a 4-track EP from psych folk songwriter Devendra Banhart.
  • Courtney Marie Andrews. ‘Old Flowers’ gets the Norman thumbs up.
  • Autotelia. The best bits of 70s Germany & 80s British psych in one place.
  • Dusty electronic psychedelic excursions on Castles In Space from clocolan.
  • Limited colour vinyl from Leeds’ own power/indie pop group The Harriets.
  • MOHIT have supported Ought & Omni but boast a sound more similar to your Broadcast’s.
  • John Foxx and The Maths. Would the American version just be The Math?
  • Al Chem. 12’’ EP of electronic yet soulful post-punk complete with remixes from Alexander Christou.
  • Shirley Collins follows her comeback album ‘Lodestar’ with a work rivalling her 60s best.
  • Iridescent dreamy shoegaze from Winter.
  • Senyawa & Stephen O'Malley. Indonesian folk meets the earthquake drones of the Sunn O))) member.
  • Ashtray Navigations. Gatefold LP with loadsa bonus CDs & liner notes from Henry Rollins.
  • Jazz Is Dead’. Bold declaration, bold team up between Blaxploitation scorer Adrian Younge & A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad.
  • Hugely anticipated import vinyl for a classic Studio Ghibli film. The soundtrack, symphonic or image versions await.
  • Jon Hassell. The ‘Fourth World Music’ & ambient pioneer is in his 80s & shows no sign of slowing down.
  • Deluxe colour vinyl from Eiko Ishibashi featuring two longplaying parts.
  • New Zealand underground staple Alastair Galbraith releases a new solo work.
  • London post-punks Triple Negative are back with a new dose of avant-rock.
  • Black Helium. Parliament are debating banning them next week.
  • Indie rock, driven shoegaze & grungy pop meet on Sub Pop signees Bully’s latest.
  • Fabiano do Nascimento. Virtuoso guitar sounds plucked straight from Brazil.
  • 7’’ single of glammed up garage punk from Jacuzzi Boys on Third Man.
  • Labour of love package from composer Mario Verandi on Time Released Sound.
  • Les Big Byrd. Don’t eat that bloody bat...

Re-issues

  • Sven Wunder. Like psych, instrumental hip hop, downtempo, library music & funk? Look no further than this excellent pair of records.
  • Highly sought-after gems of PJ Harvey’s debut & the demos.
  • Stoner doomsters Green Lung’s debut gets a repress with an A4 print.
  • An early-ish Guided By Voices fan-favourite lands on colour vinyl.
  • There’s a few left of those Hood reissues which re-arrived this week.
  • Caroline Shaw / Attacca Quartet. First time on orange vinyl for ‘Orange’.
  • Goat. Norman’s #1 is back on snazzy colour vinyl.
  • Loads of extras are included in this McCarthy reissue.
  • Black Fire. Oneness of Juju centric 5LP box set.
  • Chapterhouse. 180g colour vinyl press up of ‘The Original Recordings’.
  • I see you’ve played knifey Spoony before. The reissue saga begins with an indie group’s EP & their debut.
  • Raw delta blues classic from the supremely influential Robert Johnson.
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers. Picture disc version of the ever-popular best of comp.
  • Mikey Dread. Radio shout-outs meet heavy roots dubs on Dread’s debut.
  • Nina Simone. The one Nina said she wants people to remember her for.
  • Thurston Moore’s second solo record lands back on colour vinyl.

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

  • Elegant hypnagogic techno from Pye Corner Audio w/ John Talabot remix.
  • Jessy Lanza seamlessly integrates cutting edge electronica and raw, heartfelt pop.
  • More Astral Disaster Sessions Un/finished Musics from that there Coil.
  • OOBE droneworks from The Transcendence Orchestra aka Anthony Child and Dan Bean on Editions Mego.
  • Good old fashioned naughty, sexy, sweaty jacking acid house and electro action from Hard Ton on Post Human’s Balkan Vinyl label. Limited edition of 303 copies.
  • Expertly crafted, crisp, celestial electro nourishment from Cygnus.
  • Nuel shifts out of deep techno mode for a one man band concept album on Apollo.
  • Darkside electronix from Bernard Grancher on Castles In Space. Pressed on black & white splatter vinyl w/ 2 art prints.
  • More copies of the killer The Exaltics & Heinrich Mueller (Gerald Donald of Dopplereffekt, Drexciya etc.) album on Solar One en route...
  • NYC producer Kush Jones blurs the lines between Chicago House and Detroit Techno on a 12” of high-tech soul bumpers for Future Times.
  • Whities re-brands as AD 93 with an EP from Anunaku & DJ Plead.
  • Who doesn’t buzz off getting spooked by Konstantin Raudive’s EVP recordings?
  • Dusky jazz infused mini-LP from SUED’s SW.
  • Nicolas Bougaïeff has a PhD on minimal techno!
  • Cold Waves of Color Volume 6 comp incl. Berserk In A Hayfield, Lives of Angels, Silicon Valley, Modern Art, Disintegrators, Echophase etc.
  • Hanne Lippard creates sound poetry/social commentary/ASMR from digital texts.
  • Previously unreleased works spanning 1979 to 2007 from Faust founding member Gunther Wüsthoff.
  • Jon Hassell - the undisputed king of ambient trumpeting
  • Pocket Signs tape aka Matt Cargill of splattered jazz noise fiends Sly & The Family Drone and modular synth botherer Dan Jones aka UKAEA.
  • Pure class Detroit electro techno from Aux88 don K-1 (aka Keith Tucker).
  • André Bratten reimagines Mayhem and Conrad Schnitzler's 'Silvester Anfang'.
  • Prins Thomas getting trancey… arghhhhh….
  • ++ + more from; Sapphire Slows on Nous, TBZ, Bas Grossfeldt, Street Kids, Overflow etc. +++

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Samantha Crain

A Small Death

8/10 from Daoud

‘A Small Death’ is quite an unlikely album. For a time Samantha Crain’s music career looked to have ended due to paralysis in her hands. I can only imagine t...read on »

Zara McFarlane

Songs of an Unknown Tongue

8/10 from Daoud

‘Songs of an Unknown Tongue’ is dripping wet. Every track on the album is fluid and dynamic, given form by Zara McFarlane’s voice. The horns are wet, the bas...read on »

Oneness of Juju

African Rhythms 1970-1982

8/10 from Sam F

From the very first whistle the title track ‘African Rhythms’ delivers precisely what you’d hope it would - and that’s the ability to make your head mo...read on »

Courtney Marie Andrews

Old Flowers

8/10 from Fred MG

The great thing about Courtney Marie Andrews is that she has the forthright conviction of a classic country songwriter yet is also constantly wracked, flailing amid the drift ...read on »

Featured albums

METZ
Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
Motorpsycho
Katy J Pearson
Al Chem
Hanne Lippard
Senyawa & Stephen O'Malley
Hard Ton
Anunaku & DJ Plead
The Harriets
Jacuzzi Boys
K-1 (aka Keith Tucker)
Mario Verandi
Spoon
Devendra Banhart
Spoon
Eiko Ishibashi
clocolan
Ashtray Navigations
Bernard Grancher
Gunther Wüsthoff
Nuel
Nina Simone
Cygnus
Black Helium
Mikey Dread
Andre Bratten
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Various
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Fabiano do Nascimento
Autotelia
Bully
Jon Hassell
Kush Jones
Prins Thomas
Les Big Byrd
The Exaltics & Heinrich Mueller
SW.
Green Lung
Shirley Collins
The Transcendence Orchestra
PJ Harvey
Thurston Moore
Kamaal Williams
Pye Corner Audio
Pocket Signs
Alastair Galbraith
McCarthy
Nicolas Bougaïeff
Sven Wunder
Sven Wunder
Jessy Lanza
Fiona Apple
Joe Hisaishi
Joe Hisaishi
Joe Hisaishi
Konstantin Raudive
Coil
Various
MOHIT
Courtney Marie Andrews
John Foxx and The Maths
Triple Negative
Winter
Caroline Shaw / Attacca Quartet
Robert Johnson
Goat
PJ Harvey
Chapterhouse
Guided By Voices