Weekly Update Jason Molina, Belbury Poly, Jaga Jazzist, New Order.

Dinked Releases, Budos Band, Machinedrum, Tobacco, Washed Out, Coriky, Ekin Fil, Suzanne Ciani, Saint Ettienne, Washed Out, Billy Nomates, E, The Stooges, The Durutti Column, Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon.

Headlines

  • Album of the Week. Jason Molina’s final work of haunting songwriting will stop you in your tracks.
  • Dinked are treating jazz-rap fella Pan Amsterdam to a limited & exclusive release & are announcing another at 2pm tomorrow. Head to the socials then to find out who…

New music

  • E. Nope not the bloke from Eels, its a post-punk/hardcore group ft. members of the Boston underground scene.
  • Speaking of legendary post-hardcore figures, more Coriky records have landed.
  • Michelle, ma belle. Our heatwave didn’t last long did it?
  • Helvetia. Oi Jason from Duster, watch out for that Blue Meanie.
  • First record in yonks for lo-fi electro disco group Dorothys Fortress.
  • Yes Grasshopper. Geordie hyperactive noise rock on Outre Disque.
  • Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon. One dancefloor orientated remix, another a little more chilled.
  • Grandiose indie rock from London indie newcomers Another Sky.
  • Legendary The Stooges gig, believe me I was there...
  • Mr. Chillwave Ernest Greene is back as Washed Out for more lovely Balearic psychedelia.
  • The Durutti Column. The unmistakable sounds of Vini.
  • Jaga Jazzist. Eight-headed loose-limbed psych jazz on FlyLo’s Brainfeeder imprint.
  • Second solo outing for Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss.
  • Billy Nomates. The second best thing to come out of Melton Mowbray. 
  • Glass Animals take a look at their past in this record of hazy, nostalgic dream pop.
  • Bonny Light Horseman. Green on green, heartache on heartache.
  • Aussie post-punks Vintage Crop deliver a limited record on Upset The Rhythm. 
  • A new one’s just arrived, then Shit & Shine announce another! News on that to follow, maybe...
  • El Goodo. Wales’ best kept secret. Classicist power pop from the group named after a Big Star number.
  • Martin Rude & Jakob Skøtt Duo. Jammy, jazzy psych on El Pariaso ft. a Causa Sui member.
  • Jay-Jay Johanson does a Fantomas & takes on some film songs. Not quite as terrifying though.
  • Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids. No reformed jazz group have ever come close to these guys.
  • Steve Von Til. Neurosis’ answer to Tom Waits is back with a new’un.

Re-issues

  • Debut album from Dunedin indie group Straitjacket Fits on Flying Nun.
  • Industrial minimal wave dub punk mash-up with extra goodies from Robert Rental.
  • Hans Zimmer. Snazzy colour reissue of the final film of Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
  • The Germs were the decline of Western civilisation. Full career retrospective of nihilistic hardcore.
  • Xena: Warrior Princess. I’m not Xena, I’m Lucy Lawless.
  • Three singles from cult hip hoppers Ultramagnetic MCs are in.
  • Judgment Night. A soundtrack arguably bigger than the film itself. Alt. rock hip hop mash-ups galore.
  • Sarathy Korwar. One of the most celebrated UK jazz albums of recent years returns.
  • Carcass. When they grindcore pioneers went into riffy death metal. Stone-cold classic!
  • First time on wax for this sought-after cut from Admas.
  • Good news The Sound fans, there’s a trio of colour reissues for y’all.
  • Laughing Hands. Probably seek a doctor if your hands start laughing.
  • Emperor. Named after the most famous type of penguin, why’d ya think they wear corpse paint?
  • Japanese synth delights from Logic System on WeWantSounds.
  • Milton Wright. I thought that was a block of flats at first. It’s a mixing desk.
  • Deluxe CD reissue of Saint Etienne’s 2012 album.
  • Lost artefact of Detroit soul from Little Ann.

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

  • Marvellously bleak album of monochrome misery from Simon Shreeve as Mønic on Downwards. Evocative of drizzle flecked battleship grey skies of merry England. Ace.
  • Ekin Fil sings the saddest of songs with her deeply introspective, melancholy, ghostly vocal melodies partially obscured in ambient plumes and distant storms.
  • Shackleton hooks up with Wacław Zimpel for an LP of third eye popping psychedelic electro-jazz fusion ritual trance.
  • I Love Acieeeeeeeeeed Twenty Two from Kerrie if you're quick!
  • Laidback machine-funk from Paul Blackford on CPU.
  • Substantially expanded reissue of Robert Rental's 1978 DIY avant-post-punk gem 'Paralysis'. All hail Dark Entries!
  • EP of spannered modern acid from Humanoid aka Brian Dougans of FSOL.
  • Dark, gritty LP on Mannequin from Prequel Tapes shifting between shadows and glimmers of sunshine.
  • Finders Keepers excavated a 1973 Suzanne Ciani documentary soundtrack.
  • BRONSON aka ODESZA and Golden Features unleash their album for Ninja Tune.
  • Remarkable afro-futurism/Detroit techno/spoken word from The Beneficiaries (Jeff Mills / Eddie Fowlkes / Jessica Care Moore).
  • Scanner lands on Ian Boddy's DiN label with an album that germinated from a improvised lockdown YouTube modular synth transmission into a fully formed work. 
  • Logic System's (Tomita/YMO technician Hideki Matsutake) 1981 funk-infused second LP ‘Venus’ reissued.
  • Molero explores the romanticisation/exploitation of his own Venezuelan cultural heritage on a thought provoking album on Príncipe sister label Holuzam.
  • Room40 CD reissue of Phill Niblock's evergreen droner 'G2, 44+ / x2' complete with a nice wee booklet.
  • Conrad Schnitzler classic ‘Con’ reissued plus an LP of Frank Bretschneider reworking material from the late legend.
  • Class billowing/minimal/ambient techno EP from Waon-P on The Trilogy Tapes.
  • Hardware toting duo Octavcat bring some AFX inspired, acid laced Braindance. LP on VLSI edition of 100 hand-numbered copies
  • +++ more gubbins and clobber from The Jaffa Kid, Double Geography, Luar Domatrix, SW. Skudge etc. +++

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Featured albums

Belbury Poly
Tobacco
Kerrie
Pan Amsterdam
The Budos Band
Molero
Mønic
Shackleton & Zimpel
E
Yes Grasshopper
Waon-P
Dorothys Fortress
Laughing Hands
Admas
Shit & Shine
Machinedrum
SW.
Emperor
Octavcat
Robert Rental
Humanoid
The Durutti Column
Billy Nomates
Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon
Suzanne Ciani
Various
Various
Paul Blackford
Hans Zimmer
Washed Out
Martin Rude & Jakob Skøtt Duo
Helvetia
Conrad Schnitzler & Frank Bretschneider
Conrad Schnitzler
Bonny Light Horseman
Double Geography
Another Sky
The Jaffa Kid
Germs
El Goodo
Ekin Fil
The Stooges
Luar Domatrix
Logic System
Jay-Jay Johanson
The Beneficiaries (Jeff Mills / Eddie Fowlkes / Jessica Care Moore)
Liela Moss
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
Michelle
Skudge
Prequel Tapes
Jason Molina
Scanner
Steve Von Til
Vintage Crop
Glass Animals
BRONSON
Jaga Jazzist
Coriky
Sarathy Korwar
Carcass
Little Ann
Saint Etienne
Straitjacket Fits
Phill Niblock
Milton Wright