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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.

Headlines

  • 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.

New music

  • 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!

Re-issues

  • 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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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

J.R. Bohannon / Ben Greenberg / Ryley Walker

For Michael Ripps

8/10 from Daoud

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Adrianne Lenker

songs and instrumentals

8/10 from Fred MG

Adrianne Lenker’s ‘songs and instrumentals’ was taped in April, but this may be the most autumnal record (records? It’s unclear whether we’re mea...read on »

Various

Age In Decline

8/10 from Fred MG

By and large, I’ve got used to my organised, well-behaved pandemic life. I go to bed earlier; I exercise more regularly; I don't get sloshed at the pub any more. I&rsquo...read on »

clipping.

Visions of Bodies Being Burned

8/10 from Tommy WM

clipping. return with a direct sequel to last year’s ‘There An Existed An Addiction To Blood’, a concept album influenced by horror films and the Southern ra...read on »

Bruce Springsteen

Letter To You

8/10 from Daoud

These last few years have been a good moment to become a Bruce Springsteen obsessive, the man has been on an absolute tear. Since 2018 the hardest working man in rock has done...read on »

Kahil El'Zabar

Kahil El'Zabar's America the Beautiful

8/10 from Daoud

‘Kahil El'Zabar's America the Beautiful’ takes a glutinous approach to jazz. Often the genre years to be slick and streamlined, it’s a genre that venerates s...read on »

Black To Comm

Oocyte Oil & Stolen Androgens

8/10 from Daoud

Probably one of the most useless things you could say about a piece of music is that it sounds like Matmos. What the hell does Matmos sound like? A washing machine? Some plast...read on »

Featured albums

Khruangbin
Mogwai
Arctic Monkeys
Calexico
Autechre
Bonobo
Guided By Voices
Here Lies Man
John Carpenter
Belle and Sebastian
Jake Muir
Black Country, New Road
Cleared
HHY & The Kampala Unit
Hanno Leichtmann
MIDDEX
GWAR
Hyph11E
Krikor Kouchian
Stephan Mathieu
Pilgrim
Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald
Vels Trio
Trees Speak
Dope Body
Black To Comm
Duke Pearson
Various
Brian Case
The Abyss Within Us
Dream Division
Jacaszek
Ennio Morricone
Oneohtrix Point Never
Stephan Mathieu & Ekkehard Ehlers
Atmosphere
The Vacant Lots
Fuzztones
Rafael Toral
Chihei Hatakeyama & Dirk Serries
Suuns
Eels
Nothing
Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
Tangerine Dream
U2
Joni Mitchell
Action Bronson
Roland Haynes
Ben Salisbury, The Insects, Geoff Barrow
Coil
Jeremiah Sand
Meitei / 冥丁
Motörhead
Motörhead
Peter Broderick
Carlton Melton
Dizzee Rascal
Tusken Raiders
Tom Misch
Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou
Mr Bungle
Spectres
Tobacco
The Heshoo Beshoo Group
Herbie Hancock
Various
Drew McDowall
Germs
Machine Head
Sleaford Mods
Motorpsycho
Sleaford Mods
Witch
The Fall
Robert Fripp