Weekly Update Mogwai, Black Country New Road, Arctic Monkeys, Trees Speak.
Bonobo, John Carpenter, Oneohtrix Point Never, Khruangbin, Eels, Sleaford Mods, Autechre, Here Lies Man, Guided By Voices, Belle and Sebastian, Mr. Bungle, Nothing, Spectres, Tobacco.
- Album of the Week. Arizona krautrockers Trees Speak are this week’s favourite with their second for Soul Jazz.
- Mogwai have just announced their tenth album, available as a colour box set, limited yellow vinyl with a signed print & more. We’re running a signed test pressing comp for customers who pre-order any of the vinyl variants.
- London post-rock experimenters Black Country, New Road revealed their anticipated debut yesterday. There’s two signed test pressings up for grabs for a pair of pre-ordering customers.
- Arctic Monkeys are releasing their first ever live record, with all profits going to the War Child charity.
- More recent vinyl announcements include Khruangbin’s ‘Late Night Tales’ comp, Belle and Sebastian, Guided By Voices, Calexico, Here Lies Man & John Carpenter.
- Weekly Playlist. Spotify & YouTube bring the tunes once again.
- Nu-gazers Nothing take a look at their native Philadelphia for inspiration.
- Circus metallers Mr. Bungle re-record their thrash & hardcore flavoured demo debut.
- Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou. A team up of opposites which works terrifically.
- Meitei. Gorgeous meeting of traditional Japanese sounds, beats & ambience.
- Eels missed a golden opportunity to cover ‘Tears of a Clown’ for this one.
- Noise rock group Spectres took to a Methodist church in Leeds to record this one.
- ‘F**k That’s Delicious’ star Action Bronson returns with more culinary flavoured bars.
- Dizzee Rascal continues his grimier sound in his hard-hitting new LP.
- Dope Body are back after a five year hiatus for more hardcore influenced noise rock.
- Ben Salisbury, The Insects, Geoff Barrow’s ‘Devs’ score lands on Invada.
- Hip hop pair Atmosphere match the title to the release date.
- Peter Broderick’s latest of ambient pop & folk was recorded in his London bedroom.
- Ennio Morricone has a new compilation of his giallo score cuts out.
- Psychedelia favourites Carlton Melton’s latest double album is looking rather tasty.
- Joni Mitchell has released a load of unheard early archival work, including a live record, five CD set & an LP.
- Two EPs in one from the New York electro-psych-post-punk duo The Vacant Lots.
- Fresh 12’’ EP from Suuns on Joyful Noise.
- ‘Lost curio’ of cultish psych folk from Jeremiah Sand. Quite a hard record to describe for those who haven’t seen the warped horror revenge flick ‘Mandy’.
- Here’s a whopping amount of Tangerine Dream - 10CDs worth!
- Herbie Hancock & Duke Pearson are next up in Blue Note’s reissue series.
- Hassle have reissued a load of hardcore, alt. Rock & post-hardcore favourites to celebrate their 15th anniversary from the likes of Trash Talk, Rolo Tomassi, Cancer Bats, Tubelord & more.
- If you haven’t yet delved into the world of Sleaford Mods for whatever reason, now’s your chance.
- First time on wax for the complete collection from doomed hardcore punks the Germs.
- The Fall’s sought-after ‘Imperial Wax Solvent’ gets the double vinyl treatment.
- Machine Head’s LA riots inspired classic debut of groove metal returns to vinyl.
- This extremely unfortunately titled sole record from Roland Haynes has been a sought-after jazz-funk classic for decades.
- The Heshoo Beshoo Group. Jazz from the apartheid era.
- One of many of Motörhead’s classic albums gets the deluxe wax & a box set treatment.
- U2. When you’re stuck in your oven, and you can’t get out of it.
- Fake blood at the ready, ridiculous metallers GWAR have reissued a fan-favourite.
- Pilgrim’s doom metal favourite has a pretty terrifying sleeve.
- The Fuzztones’ bad trip garage rock classic gets remastered & expanded.
- The Ambient, Electronic & Pastoral Sounds of The Bruton Library Catalogue. Does what it says on’t tin.
- Robert Fripp’s debut followed his two ambient classics with Eno.
- Ekkehard Ehlers & Stephan Mathieu’s ambient link up includes a 12’’.
- Vels Trio feature many a key player in the London jazz scene.
- One of the many favourites from Norwegian psych rock lot Motorpsycho.
- Witch. Debut album from the Zambian psych-rock outfit.
- Tom Misch. Accessible mix of beats, jazz, downtempo & more.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
- Former Coil/Psychic TV member Drew McDowall continues a fine run on Dais with assistance from Kali Malone, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Caterina Barbieri + more.
- Hanno Leichtmann and MIDDEX 45s on Polytechnic Youth. Both editions of 250 copies in '70s BBC style sleeves.
- The Abyss Within Us invite us to explore innerspace with their ultra chill, cosmic LP on Astral Industries.
- First time vinyl edition of Stephan Mathieu’s glitchy soother ‘Wurmloch Variationen’.
- Impressionist ambient city scapes from Jake Muir on sferic.
- Exhilarating Afro-Latin techno meets traditional drumming from HHY & The Kampala Unit on Nyege Nyege Tapes.
- Reissue of the most useful Russian Coil beginners guide 2CD compilation.
- Vivid sound design and splintered hardcore breaks shrapnel collision from Hyph11E on SVBKVLT.
- Oneohtrix Point Never album I dare not listen to.
- Body moving SOS Music compilation LP incl. rRoxymore, Violet, Nightwave, Umfang, LCY, Minimal Violence etc.
- Old Berlin/Detroit techno pals Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald unleash the first fruits from recent studio sessions.
- Unsettling voice experiments from Black To Comm.
- Tense drone works from Brian Case on Hands In The dark.
- Brain frying mutant pop from Tobacco on Ghostly.
- 22 years down the line, Rafael Toral's classic "liquid, abstract flux of rock sound" album 'Aeriola Frequency' gets cut to vinyl.
- Good ole’ Johnny Trunk exhumes ‘The Ambient, Electronic and Pastoral Sounds of The Bruton Library Catalogue’.
- '80s slasher flick inspired synth horror from Dream Division on Burning Witches.
- Jacaszek and Cleared (Michael Vallera and Steven Hess) CDs on Touch.
- Desolate, glacial ambient from Chihei Hatakeyama & Dirk Serries.
- Krikor Kouchian soundtracks Jean Epstein’s 1927 silent melodrama ‘Six & Demi Onze’.
- +++ Loads of exciting shizzle to pre-order incl. Autechre, Tusken Raiders (µ-Ziq) archive tracks , Mika Vainio CD and live LP, Bonobo ‘Black Sands’ (10th Anniversary Edition) etc. +++
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