Tuesday Update Autechre, Jane Weaver, Matt Berninger, Concretism.

Aesop Rock, Kevin Morby, Goldmund, Surprise Chef, Phoenix Foundation, AA Williams, RSD Drop 2.

Headlines

  • Rochdale favourites Autechre return with an 11-track left-turn of sweeping ambient & futuristic electronics.
  • DEUTSCHE ELEKTRONISCHE MUSIK 4. Alright, no need to shout. The fourth instalment of German early electronic & experimental rock from Soul Jazz lands this week.
  • RSD Drop 2. Here’s what we’ve got left from Record Store Day’s second drop. Includes records from Mew, Thurston Moore, Snapped Ankles & Robbie Basho.
  • Hand-Picked Pre-Orders. Ft. Jane Weaver, Aesop Rock, David Boulter, The Bug ft. Dis Fig & more...

New music

  • First solo album from The National’s wine spilling crooner Matt Berninger. Interestingly, it’s been produced by Booker T. Jones.
  • Concretism’s woozy electronic score to the hauntological sci-fi animation Dick and Stewart is here to delight & spook.
  • Here’s the last of a pair from indie label Polytechnic Youth of Gabe Knox’s kosmische synth explorations & Polytechnic Sound Archive’s horror influenced library score.
  • Open Mike Eagle. Personally, this is one of my most anticipated hip hop releases of the year.
  • Kevin Morby returns with his sixth solo work of indie & psych inspired folk rock.
  • The Surprise Chef Dinked’s are long gone, however there’s still a chance to get your hands on Aussie jazzy-funk goodness.
  • Consistently great angsty post-hardcore lot Touché Amoré are back with one of their best.
  • Goldmund returns with his gorgeous impressionism, minimalism & ambient influenced classical.
  • Mastodon. B-sides, covers & rarities collection from the hairy sludge/prog metal lot. Includes covers of Feist & Flaming Lips.
  • Geordie lefty punky poppers Milky Wimpshake have a new’un oot.
  • Sparks fly in this new record from experimental songwriter Eartheater. On PAN.
  • Bill Callahan’s ‘America!’ gets reworked into new shapes by Batongo Ditongo.
  • Memory Drawings release an album of classically-tinged post-rock complete with a bonus disc of remixes.
  • Kiwi genre-blending indie outfit The Phoenix Foundation are joined by Nadia Reid & Hollie Fullbrook on their latest.
  • Hyph11E x Kode9. The head-splitting producer from China makes a monster & gets it remixed by the Hyperdub head honcho.
  • Beverly Glenn-Copeland. Charmingly put together set ft. liner notes from Blood Orange.
  • The ever prolific & creative David Toop lands on Room40 with a new record.
  • Rising indie songwriter Beabadoobee releases her anticipated debut.
  • Quebec songwriter Helena Deland’s first album mixes dream pop with indie, ambient & art pop.
  • Punk misfits The Damned revisit a few goth-tainted records for a 4-track EP.
  • Brit cellist Oliver Coates opts for striking strings & noisy synths on his latest.
  • French psych-poppers The Limiñanas return with a new EP, complete with an Unloved remix.
  • Mathieu Gabry & Christine Ott collaborate as Snowdrops on this record of classical & ambient.
  • Dunedin noise rock heavies The Dead C step into the Unknowns.
  • Dangerw*nk’s debut of playful electronica features many a track title to chortle at.
  • There’s a new pair of limited clear records out on 12k from Christopher Bissonnette & Minamo & Moskitoo.

Re-issues

  • Deluxe edition reissue from Icelandic Takks evaders Sigur Rós.
  • Chet Baker. Vocal jazz classic which includes a CD ft. the complete album & ten bonus tracks.
  • First time on wax for this collaboration between nu-jazz pianist Alfa Mist & vocalist Emmavie.
  • Serge Gainsbourg. Yeah he was, wasn’t he?
  • KMD. Controversial rap classic for the MF DOOM completists & fans of underground hip hop/jazz rap.
  • Six By Seven. Why is six scared of seven?
  • Psychedelic drones meet grainy industrial noise on this incredible Yellow Swans compilation.
  • I Am The Center. VA box set compilation of heavenly new age from Light In The Attic.
  • New mix & sleeve design for this ‘94 favourite from Muslimgauze.
  • Top-tier reversions of Wu-Tang related cuts from funky soulsters El Michels Affair.
  • La Locura de Machuca 1975​-​1980. Slightly unsettling sleeve here on this compilation of African psych cuts.
  • Loscil. We gave this tranquil ambient piece a 9/10 back in’t day.
  • Wonder if Porridge Radio have sampled the double starch delight of a Wigan Kebab…
  • Small reissue for bass music/electronic producer Bass Clef.
  • Sun Ra & His Outer Space Arkestra. First ever reissue for this fiery avant-jazz favourite.

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Featured albums

Hyph11E x Kode9
Yellow Swans
Dangerwank
Open Mike Eagle
Concretism
The Dead C
Sun Ra & His Outer Space Arkestra
Touché Amoré
Bill Callahan
Various
Gabe Knox
Polytechnic Sound Archive
Bass Clef
Minamo & Moskitoo
Christopher Bissonnette
Porridge Radio
Milky Wimpshake
Matt Berninger
Various
Goldmund
Snowdrops
Six By Seven
Memory Drawings
Autechre
Kevin Morby
Alfa Mist & Emmavie
Surprise Chef
Oliver Coates
The Damned
The Phoenix Foundation
Muslimgauze
Helena Deland
Beabadoobee
Eartheater
Mastodon
David Toop
Beverly Glenn-Copeland
Chet Baker
Serge Gainsbourg
El Michels Affair
KMD
Various
Loscil
Sigur Rós