Weekly Update Cabaret Voltaire, Belbury Poly, Bent Arcana, Nubya Garcia.
Matador Competition, Vladislav Delay meets Sly & Robbie, Studio Ghibli, Guided By Voices, No Joy, Jeff Rosenstock, X, Ai Aso, L.A. Witch, Bright Eyes, Jessica Winter.
- Album of the Week. Grainy electronics are grounded by solid dub bass & drum riddims on Vladislav Delay meets Sly & Robbie. Fans of Adrian Sherwood, Pole & Lee Perry may dig!
- The first Cabaret Voltaire album in a whopping 26 years is coming to limited colour wax, CD & tape
- Get in! More Studio Ghibli soundtracks have been announced, this time for the classic films ‘Spirited Away’ & ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’.
- Competition. Fancy some Guided By Voices, Yo La Tengo & Pavement records? Follow the instructions over on Twitter to win these Matador goodies!
- Weekly Playlist. Head to Spotify & YouTube for the staff curated song mix.
- Last few of the Dinked exclusive from Girl Friday are here. Tune into our socials at 10am tomorrow for the next reveal...
- New one on Kamaal Williams’ Black Focus label from Swarvy.
- J. Zunz steps out of Mexican psych-krautrock group Lorelle Meets the Obsolete with a second solo work.
- It’s barely been a year, but folk duo Native Harrow are back with a new’un.
- It’s a shame ShitKid didn’t have 20/20 vision!!! (Where’s the door?)
- Eight Rounds Rapid. Don’t forget, you’re here forever.
- Limited-edition mini-album/EP from Pregoblin member Jessica Winter.
- Bright Eyes? More like dry your eyes!
- Busy bee John Dwyer’s latest with Bent Arcana is full of proggy psych whig-outs. Lovely.
- One to check out if you’re a follower of UK jazz is Nubya Garcia’s latest of funk-fusion-Spiritual loveliness.
- Summery power pop & indie rock meet on the latest from Guided By Voices.
- No Joy‘s answer to ‘Pet Sounds’ is here. On the sleeve only, not in the tunes.
- Jeff Rosenstock surprised released this album of exuberant power-punk during lockdown & now it’s here on wax.
- L.A. Witch. Wonder if these lot have ever been to Pendle? New one from the US garage rock trio.
- Box Bedroom Rebels bring you this hand-crafted set for a bargain price from UK shoegazers CIEL.
- X. Punk & psych’n’roll from LA. Not to be confused with The Ex, The XX, DMX or The X Factor.
- Stephen O’Malley & Boris back songwriter Ai Aso on the latest. Don’t expect doom though.
- Pair of brothers The Lemon Twigs are back with their glam-psych-power-pop sound.
- Erasure. Idea for a horror film with an 80s synthpop score called Erasurehead.
- Once called Ruby Throat, underground alt. rock favourite KatieJane Garside is back as Liar, Flower.
- First one on Moshi Moshi for Scottish songwriter Callum Easter.
- The Waterboys make it to fourteen albums with ‘Good Luck, Seeker’.
- H.C. McEntire releases her second album of lush country-folk.
- PJ Harvey’s classic Albini produced second record gets reissued alongside its demos.
- When I get that feeling, it’s Spiritual Healing. Lots of colour Death reissues for the metalheads.
- Machine Head. Soundtrack to my mid teens was this one.
- Extreme metal favourites Inter Arma bring back a few favourites.
- Here’s an expanded anniversary edition of Bert Jansch’s ‘Avocet’.
- Keith Kennif brings back a few releases from his Helios & Goldmund aliases.
- Jangly indie pop from the lost 80s Scottish group The Wee Cherubs.
- Eno / Cale & Eno / Wobble. I’m seeing double here, four Enos?
- Freeez + John Rocca. Ice to see you!
- Back To The Future. Better build that time-travel gymnasium then...
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
- Folk infused kosmiche fairy tales from Belbury Poly on Ghost Box.
- LP on PAN from Elysia Crampton dedicated to Paul Sousa - a firefighter incarcerated in Sierra Nevada.
- Heartbreaking ambient weepers from e & i (Craig Tattersall, Emmanuel Witzthum) in stunning artwork from Fluid Audio.
- Shanti Celeste selects cuts from Mark Seven, Pauline Anna Strom, Seekers International, Perpetual, Cari Lekebusch etc.
- Opiated robo-pop from Croatian Amor on Posh Isolation.
- Otherworldy, foggy, moldy electronics with a slightly eccentric pastoral English twist from Malvern Brume. Fine stuff indeed on the ever-reliable Alter label.
- T. Gowdy’s mesmerizing synesthesia like minimal rhythmic pulses on Constellation.
- Ferocious, take no prisoners techno slammers on RIOT Radio from Nomad and Cymbol. Both rather fetching marble vinyl editions of a measly 100 copies.
- Hefty mystical steppers from Von D on DEEP MEDi MUSIK.
- 10” plate of infectious Pearson Sound & Clara! rump shakers
- Justin Wiggan & Maurizio Bianchi tape edition of just 20 copies. Whaaaat?
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Words: Ant & Tom.
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