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.
- 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.
- There’s plenty of tasty new titles up for pre-order from Biosphere, Django Django, Pauline Anna Strom, Thundercat x Floating Points, Bob Mould, Porridge Radio (Norm Exclusive), Teenage Fanclub, Kiwi Jr. & more.
- Weekly Playlist. This week’s favourite tunes have been assembled on Spotify & YouTube.
- 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.
- Boris’ legendary first couple of records of drone doom are back on wax. No gummy worm this time though.
- Leeds noise rock outfit Castrovalva celebrate ten years of their debut. Buy here, or hedge your bets & try to win two records & a CD in our Twitter competition.
- Nurse With Wound’s Colin Potter assisted trip includes a bonus track & letterpress sleeve.
- Earthy, proggy psych folkies Trees rule, as many of us first time listeners heard in the shop this week.
- Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die. Live too bloody fast sometimes, but die young? Die old.
- Pavement’s classic five studio albums return, as do their greatest hits, early years & rarities comps.
- Norwegian demons Emperor are reissuing a tonne of black metal classics.
- John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey. Bit like Dilla & Madlib’s collab, innit?
- The Durutti Column. Four 2000s era favourites land on wax for the first time.
- SWANS’ post-rock tendencies started to show up a bit here.
- Kanye West. Yeezy’s King Crimson & Aphex sampling masterpiece makes a welcome return.
- One of many of Acid Mothers Temple’s fan favourites returns.
- It’s mad to think Nina Simone released these classics within the same year.
- Ryuichi Sakamoto’s futuristic synthpop gets a deluxe remastered reissue.
- An early-ish Pulp lands back on vinyl courtesy of Fire.
- The Pretty Things’ Rolling Stone Album of the Year winning favourite celebrates 50 years.
- Skinny Puppy. Now here’s an industrial classic if there ever was one.
- Merzbow’s noise favourite returns on ‘milky clear with Butterfly Wings’ vinyl. The world is a vampire…
- You lot have been going mad for this one from Liam Frost & The Slowdown Family.
- UK jazz favourite Moses Boyd reissues his debut on his own Exodus imprint.
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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Words: Ant & Tom.
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