Weekly Update Quakers, Teenage Fanclub, Django Django, Four Tet.

Biosphere, Thundercat x Floating Points, Pauline Anna Strom, Kiwi Jr., Cobalt Chapel (Influences Playlist), Causa Sui, Pharoah Overlord, Lambchop, Trees, Brian Eno, Faten Kanaan, Aesop Rock.

Headlines

  • Album of the Week. Thirty-three funked-up hip hop miniatures make up the long-awaited second instalment from Quakers, the hip hop collective ft. BEAK> & Portishead's Geoff Barrow.
  • Yorkshire psych duo Cobalt Chapel will be signing copies of their upcoming album for us, plus they’ve curated a playlist of the influences which shaped the record.

New music

  • It’s a dark disco post-punk synth party with Belarusian trio Molchat Doma.
  • Causa Sui continue their world-spanning, crate-digging psych mindset on their latest.
  • Camila Fuchs’ Sonic Boom produced latest is full of left-field psych & electronic delights.
  • Lambchop. Wagner asked each of his band members to pick a track to cover & lead the recording for the entire day for this one.
  • Welsh guitarist Gwenifer Raymond brings deft American Primitive styles to these shores.
  • Robin Turner’s new limited book celebrates three decades of legendary imprint Heavenly.
  • Pharaoh Overlord are back with techno inspired psych & krautrock jams.
  • Rick Simpson covers a Radiohead classic from start to finish, jazz style.
  • Consistently great abstract MC Aesop Rock is back with more high-concept hip hop.
  • There’s a rare signed test pressing up for grabs for those who order Katy J Pearson’s latest before midnight (UK time). Also comes with a signed polaroid & CD of extras (whilst stocks last).
  • Big psych & garage rock riffing from The Heads member Anthroprophh, released to mark Rocket’s 200th ever release.
  • Brian Eno brings 67-minutes worth of film & TV scores to wax.
  • Peel Dream Magazine’s eight-track mini record is made up of tracks which didn’t fit the theme of the proceeding album.
  • Indie songwriter Marika Hackman takes on a varied lot in her latest covers LP.
  • Cult doomy droners Dark Buddha Rising return with more ritualistic dark ambient.
  • The Bats may be the longest running indie group in history.
  • Fresh limited single from Speedy Wunderground head honcho Dan Carey aka Savage Gary.
  • Soul Jazz’s latest 3LP comp CUBA: Music & Revolution plunders the wonderful sounds of the iconic island.
  • Demae. Dilla’s fractured funk meets UK soul on this release for turbulent times.
  • Bob Vylan. Hip hop for the punk sect, or should that be the other way around?
  • Experimental pop pair 100 gecs played their first gig ‘in Minecraft’ apparently. Here’s ‘1000 gecs’ & ‘The Tree of Clue’ on wax for the first time.
  • Fresh New Order single, complete with several in-house remixes.

Re-issues

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

  • Gorgeous, hand worked, unique art edition records on Time Released Sound from IHVH aka Mark Van Hoen and Zachary Paul, Wormwood and Watine.
  • Suzanne Ciani’s live Buchla improvisation at Sonic Womb pressed to wax.
  • Old skool jungle/hardcore/rave/breaks and broken beat from Drumskull on Seagrave.
  • Elegant, solemn, dreamy Grand River (Spazio Disponibile) album on Editions Mego.
  • Maximum impact, booming spicy noodles from Laksa on Hessle Audio.
  • Mark Pritchard grime/dancehall/electro encompassing, ‘floor primed EP on Warp.
  • Slick, warm, melodic EP from Automatic Tasty on CPU.
  • Four Tet’s ‘There Is A Love In You’ LP rebooted with bonus 12" incl. remixes from Joy Orbison, Floating Points, Caribou, Roska and Jon Hopkins.
  • Heathered Pearls incorporates speech into his captivating, swirling ambient compositions - giving them a new cinematic quality.
  • Exhilarating, freaky UKAEA album featuring every man and his dog.
  • Most tranquil aquatic selections from Star Searchers (Spencer Clark) 'Avatar Blue' on a second vinyl volume.
  • Frantic Squarepusher/Aphex influenced braindancers from DJ Desobediente on Massage Brain Cult.
  • Tomoko Sauvage imagines the souls of aquatic lifeforms, investigating the natural harmonics and sympathetic resonance of an old water tank with blissed results.
  • Pounding pummerlers from Peder Mannerfelt.
  • Debut EP of tangled, complex, interlocking rhythms from Noémi Büchi.
  • Classy acid infused wriggler from Odd Lust on The Trilogy Tapes.
  • Visceral, deeply human, electronic music time machine from Faten Kanaan.
  • William Basinski utilizes his archive of tape loops as old as 40 years to meditate on death and decay. In classic mournful mode ala ‘Disintegration Loops’
  • Big party tunes from Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs on Ninja Tune.
  • Byron The Aquarius on Jeff Mills' Axis label with some soulful, jazz infused house.
  • Domenique Dumont's enchanting soundtrack to 1930 silent film 'People On Sunday'.
  • Third instalment in Keith Berry's ‘Viable Systems' generative ambient series.

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