Weekly Update Future Islands, Rival Consoles, C418, Slowdive.
The Mountain Goats, Immigrant Interview, Oscar Jerome, Weekly Playlists, Brian & Roger Eno, Marie Davidson, Black Marble, Goldfrapp, Pixies, ESG, Blu & Exile, Big Joanie.
- There's two Albums of the Week this time. Rival Consoles took us on a Blade Runner-esque techno journey whilst C418’s Minecraft score will sedate children driving you insane during lockdown. “It’s for the kids”... yeah, right ;)
- There’s records on the horizon from Future Islands, Marie Davidson, The Mountain Goats, Special Cases (of Föllakzoid), plus a The Phoenix Foundation Dinked special.
- Interview. We had a chat with Immigrant about his beautifully hand-crafted CD sets as part of our ongoing features on album design.
- Weekly Playlist. New week, new staff-picked choonage on Spotify & YouTube.
- Ellis/Munk Ensemble. One for the psych-onauts is this new one on El Paraiso.
- Glasgow & Italy dancehall mix-up between Mungo's Hi Fi x Marina P.
- Baldi / Gerycz. Cloud Nothings go free jazz. Wait, what?
- UK jazz favourite Oscar Jerome finally gets around to releasing his solo debut.
- Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story. First ever compilation from the celebrated label.
- Covers EP from Brooklyn coldwave producer Black Marble.
- Eclectic range of cover versions from indie folkers Whitney. Waxahatchee makes an appearance.
- Primitive Man. Could well be the heaviest album of the week, month or year…
- It’s just another Manic Thursday. First solo work in nearly 15 years for James Dean Bradfield.
- These lot Archers of Loaf like their flannel shirts & fuzz pedals.
- Ah I love that Solange song. Looking forward to hearing Big Joanie cover it.
- It’s a tale of two sides on this new record from Japanese art pop songwriter Eiko Ishibashi.
- Dana Gavanski. Lockdown penned EP from the Serbian-born songwriter.
- The Melvins’ big-haired frontman King Buzzo links up with Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn.
- Blu & Exile first album in yonks from this jazz rap duo. It’s a double & all.
- Roger Eno & Brian Eno. Ambient’s answer to the Millibands are back.
- Young Jesus. The biblical version of Kevin The Teenager.
- Leeds’ young indie lot Marsicans unleash their debut.
- Order one of these three Spoon reissues before midnight to win this signed poster & slipmat! The biscuits have been demolished by now.
- Go back to those Goldfrapp sounds.
- Scratch The Upsetter. One of the earliest dub full-lengths right here.
- Guess who forgot to mention the Pixies limited colour reissue last week?
- Slept on at the time, now it’s been re-appraised as one of Slowdive’s greatest.
- If you liked that, you may like this from Portsmouth dream poppers Cranes.
- Couple of records from 90s power pop favourites that dog. have landed.
- Veruca Salt. Just found out this band was named after a Road Dahl character. The more you know.
- Roots, rockers & radicals Keith Hudson & Wayne Wade get some bass-loaded classics reissued.
- Guest-loaded classic from the genre-bending Death in Vegas.
- Hugely influential dance-punk from ESG. Great basslines on this one.
- Gene release both a hefty box set & greatest hits this week.
- Before there was Tropical F**k Storm, there was The Drones.
- Fan of Japanese synth, art or City Pop? Then get onto these imports from Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita, Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa & Masataka Matsutoya, Seaside Lovers & Ryuichi Sakamoto & The Kakutougi Session.
- First time on wax for this early release from late rapper Mac Miller.
- The Running Man score has been reissued. What’s so scary about the year 2019?
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
- Immense EP of splattered breaks and ripping rave ruffage from Hamilton Scalpel aka Calum Macleod of Glasgow techno fiends Clouds.
- Smeared plasmic globule breaks from Critical Amnesia aka Exael, Perila, Special Guest DJ, OL, Vtgnike & Huerco S.
- 1994 Finiflex chillmode techno gem and olde Weatherall fave from State Of Flux remastered by Keith Tenniswood.
- Some Neon Reason: Further Adventures of the Polytechnic Youth compilation LP feat. Recidive Noire, Phil Wave, VIB and S.A.P.T.
- Buttechno's uniqely skewed and occasionally joyously demented vision of techno/electronica.
- Godzilla-juggernaut-steamroller caustic slammers from Nick Klein on Alter. Proper!!
- Swirling psychedelic rhythms on Ecstatic from Serpente aka Ondness.
- Pink vinyl 7” of sleazy sci-fi disco from Dorothys Fortress.
- Malfunctioning machine music from Regina Leather on Blawan & Pariah's Voam.
- Hallucinatory mind manglers from Mosquitos offshoot Komare on Penultimate Press.
- Plinky twinkly plonky twonkly ISAN CD-R in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières.
- Document of remote collaborative performance from Pauline Oliveros & Alan Courtis.
- Handy reissue of Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek's 2010 beauty 'Bird, Lake, Objects'.
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Words: Ant & Tom.
Work: Ian, Nathon, Phil, Daoud, Jamie, Will, Sam, Tom H., Ali & Fred.
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