Weekly Update Max Richter, OSEES, Mort Garson, Princess Mononoke.

The Psychedelic Furs, Brigid Dawson, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Paul McCartney, The Goa Express, The Harriets, Momoko Kikuchi, Damo Suzuki, Roddy Ricch.

Headlines

  • Madonna once sang that “music / makes the people / come together”. Based on our Album of the Week I’d say Max Richter agrees.
  • Genuinely fuming that Dywer’s change the name of the band again. They’re now OSEES if you’re keeping track. ‘Protean Threat’ is available to preorder.
  • Sacred Bones will lovingly unleash a Mort Garson mother load come the end of the year. These ones aren’t just for plants!
  • Ulrika Spacek’s Astrel K goes solo for Stereolab’s Duophonic Super 45s.
  • Weekly Playlist. New week, new tunes on Spotify & YouTube.
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New music

  • Post punk legends The Psychedelic Furs return with their first album in 29 years. 
  • I'm with Fontaines D.C., if I go out I want 'A Hero's Death'.
  • Luke Vibert has broken his career into four easy to understand chunks, on part three we ‘Rave Hop’.
  • Heavy indie-folk from Canadaian’s Land Of Talk.
  • Photay collides drone, neo-classical and electronica to therapeutic effect.
  • I feel like jazz-metal might be one of the most divisive fusions there is. If you’re into it, give Mamaleek a try.
  • Full Disclosure, I’ve got a soft spot for the Lawrence bros. 
  • Ex-OSEES member Brigid Dawson connects with The Mothers Network.
  • Purling Hiss guitarist Mike Polizze picks up his acoustic and invites Kurt Vile along for the ride.
  • Roddy Ricch is the latest exciting rapper I only just heard about.
  • Where Yuck were dense and stodgy, Daniel Blumberg goes sparse and lithe. Good stuff this.
  • I’m sure there’s someone losing it over the Franz Ferdinand/Stereolab link up on this The Nix feat. Laetitia Sadier 7”.
  • Can man Damo Suzuki has found some new friends to play with.
  • William Tyler soundtracks a film about a man and his cow.
  • Sly & The Family Drone get closer to become the sludge metal band they’ve always threatened to be.
  • The Goa Express want to be your friend.
  • Every time I read the name Jerskin Fendrix my brain thinks it’s something naughty. Don’t worry, it’s just a bit of weirdo-pop.
  • Hey! The Harriets are from Leeds! That’s where we’re from!

Re-issues

  • Sven Wunder here with two of the loveliest album covers I’ve ever seen.
  • Jazz-funk and all sorts of other things from reed-player Oliver Nelson.
  • Belle and Sebastian are one of the strongest singles bands there are so this comp is a no brainer.
  • Misfits were more than just a logo.
  • A genuinely joyful 80s pop album by Momoko Kikuchi which defines the city pop sound.
  • Moving cinematic jazz from GoGo Penguin.
  • Pale Cocoon made gorgeous and playful music inspired by the Japanese countryside.
  • Another chance for you to get stuck into Augustus Pablo’s dub masterpieces.
  • JPQ’s private press funk and soul album gets a well earned public press.
  • ‘Emoh’ music from Lou Barlow.
  • ‘Flaming Pie’ is what Paul McCartney says when he stubs his toe.
  • If you can’t go to the opera, let Philip Glass and Robert Wilson bring the opera to you.
  • If someone bought me this Final Fantasy VII box set I’d be on Cloud 9. Eh? Eh? 
  • Genghis Tron just blew my head off. Heavy stuff.
  • The Good Missionaries made experimental post-punk with acres of space in it.
  • Jazzer turned indie rocker Kate Davis is back on purple vinyl.
  • Numero Group have done a compilation of smooth jazz whose artwork should definitely have a collapsed lung on the front of it.
  • I cannot believe how beautiful these Princess Mononoke records are!

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

  • Matmos chap Daniel Drew returns as The Soft Pink Truth subverting rave, black metal, and crust punk.
  • Lush CD albums on 12k from Giuseppe Ielasi and This Valley Of Old Mountains (Taylor Deupree & Federico Durand).
  • Hiroshi Yoshimura’s 1986 (ever) ‘Green’ ambient delight reissued. Plus further Japanese ambient reissue action from Toshioki Matsumura, Fumio Miyashita.
  • Giant monster bass rippers from Kaiju on Deep Medi.
  • Unbroken Dreams Of Light' 2LP on Blueberry incl. FaltyDL, Todd Osborn feat. Luke Vibert, µ-Ziq, Horsepower Productions etc.
  • Romare presents his vision of house music for the dancefloor or home.
  • Fresh, inventive tracks on Eglo from Destiny71z traversing house, techno, garage and electro.
  • Field recording masterclass from Chris Watson / Georgia Rodgers.
  • Overwhelming, claustrophobic electronix chokehold from Chra on Editions Mego.
  • Ghost Box have pressed up The Advisory Circle 'Ways of Seeing' LP on bling gold coloured vinyl.
  • Hybrid vinyl LP from Kommuniqué Zéro aka Marc Richter / Black To Comm.
  • Reissue of class post-Wire sound art LP 'Mzui' from Gilbert / Lewis / Mills.
  • Ras G's 'Raw Fruit Vol. 5-6' is heaving with stoned head nodders.
  • Kaboom Karavan's folk music from another dimension on Miasmah.
  • Caribou 12”s landed with Four Tet, Morgan Geist and Floating Points remixes.
  • Good ole Atom™ back on Raster with his "hard code pop" record.
  • Reduced, Non Standard Productions from Max Loderbauer.
  • Atrax Morgue motherlode on Urashima for the sick puppy noise freaks.
  • Dauw issue vinyl editions of the first four richly textured, watercolour-like ambient albums from r beny.
  • Explosive, urgent Grime mutations from East Man on Planet Mu.

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Featured albums

OSEES
Various
Destiny71z
Roddy Ricch
Astrel K
Mouchoir Étanche
Giuseppe Ielasi
This Valley Of Old Mountains
Sly & The Family Drone
Kaiju
The Harriets
Various
Various
Belle and Sebastian
Philip Glass and Robert Wilson
Paul McCartney
The Goa Express
Mugstar / Damo Suzuki
Max Richter
The Nix feat. Laetitia Sadier
Atom™
Daniel Blumberg
Max Loderbauer
Chra
Augustus Pablo
Chris Watson / Georgia Rodgers
Augustus Pablo
William Tyler
JPQ
Toshioki Matsumura
Kaboom Karavan
Gilbert / Lewis / Mills
The Good Missionaries
East Man
Jerskin Fendrix
Ras G
Romare
Oliver Nelson
Mike Polizze
Disclosure
Luke Vibert
Sven Wunder
Sven Wunder
Joe Hisaishi
Joe Hisaishi
Joe Hisaishi
Pale Cocoon
Photay
Hiroshi Yoshimura
Brigid Dawson & The Mothers Network
Land Of Talk
The Soft Pink Truth
Fumio Miyashita
Momoko Kikuchi
Mamaleek
The Psychedelic Furs
Kate Davis
The Advisory Circle
GoGo Penguin
Misfits
Genghis Tron
Genghis Tron
Lou Barlow