Weekly Update Future Islands, Rival Consoles, C418, Slowdive.

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  • 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 ;)

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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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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Duma

Duma

9/10 from Daoud

I’m going to be honest, this record isn’t for everyone. If you’re the kind of person who thinks musicians shouldn’t have names like Lord Spike Heart pl...read on »

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids

Shaman!

8/10 from Fred MG

In all his years of leading The Pyramids, Idris Ackamoor has never been an artist who lacks vision. His dense spiritual jazz style pulls from a whole gamut of Afrofuturist mod...read on »

Sea Glass

Shifts

8/10 from Daoud

You lot probably don’t think too much about the order we write these reviews in, but let me pull back the curtain very slightly. The last review I wrote today was Duma&r...read on »

Eiko Ishibashi

Hyakki Yagyo

8/10 from Daoud

There’s a moment, about halfway through ‘Part 1’ of Eiko Ishibashi’s ‘Hyakki Yagyo’ which sounds like a grand realisation. The beginning of...read on »

The Gaslamp Killer

Heart Math

8/10 from Sam F

William Bensussen, aka the Gaslamp Killer, is back with another collection of instrumental interest and he’s brought along some of his best pals. As with any Gaslam...read on »

Rival Consoles

Articulation

8/10 from Tommy WM

Rival Consoles is always one for a concept. His breakthrough release ‘Persona’ was inspired by Swedish film auteur Ingmar Bergman’s classic arthouse staple n...read on »

C418

Minecraft Volume Beta

8/10 from Daoud

Despite being what some people refer to as a ‘gamer’, I have never played Minecraft. I kind of missed the boat on it, which is a shame because I definitely see the...read on »

Featured albums

Future Islands
The Mountain Goats
Special Cases
The Phoenix Foundation
Serpente
Baldi / Gerycz
Big Joanie
Harold Faltermeyer
Marsicans
Mac Miller
Hamilton Scalpel
Dorothys Fortress
Critical Amnesia
Primitive Man
Marie Davidson & L'Oeil nu
Various
King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn
Regina Leather
Whitney
Cranes
that dog.
Young Jesus
that dog.
Mungo's Hi Fi x Marina P
Komare
Ellis/Munk Ensemble
State Of Flux
Scratch The Upsetter
Black Marble
Roger Eno & Brian Eno
Archers of Loaf
James Dean Bradfield
Dana Gavanski
Buttechno
Spoon
Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa & Masataka Matsutoya
Eiko Ishibashi
Ryuichi Sakamoto & The Kakutougi Session
The Drones
C418
Gene
Gene
Nick Klein
Blu & Exile
Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek
ISAN
Rival Consoles
Various
Pauline Oliveros & Alan Courtis
Keith Hudson
Wayne Wade
Oscar Jerome
Seaside Lovers
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita
Pixies
Spoon
Goldfrapp
ESG
Veruca Salt
Slowdive
Death in Vegas
Spoon