Weekly Update Shame, Nick Cave, Psymon Spine (Dinked), Luke Abbott.
Label Watch (Hyperdub), Cabaret Voltaire, The War On Drugs, King Gizzard, Autechre, King Hannah, The Cribs, Damaged Bug, Paisiel, Romeo Poirier, PVA, The Specials, Chubby & the Gang, Dirty Projectors, Josephine Foster.
- Published: Thursday 19th November 2020
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- Album of the Week. Luke Abbott’s latest of widescreen IDM & ambient techno takes this week’s top spot.
- There’s a new Dinked on the cards from psychedelic pop newcomers Psymon Spine, delivering the only special edition outside of America. Fans of Pond, Neon Indian, Morgan Delt & Porches may dig this one.
- London post-punks Shame return with a follow-up to their acclaimed debut. The limited-edition, indies only variant includes a signed insert.
- We looked into the ground-breaking electronic label Hyperdub in our latest Label Watch feature.
- Weekly Playlist. Make your way to Spotify & YouTube for the staff-selected audio picks.
- Nick Cave’s haunting solo performance at Ally Pally is here.
- The War on Drugs really took a lot of time here to bring you a fantastic live LP. Reminder that there’s a test pressing up for grabs for one winner who buys either LP variant before midnight.
- Yorkshire psych label Cardinal Fuzz deliver the goods once more with a trio of releases from The Janitors, The Left Outsides & Tambourinen.
- Psych-kraut guitarist Bhajan Bhoy pays homage to Robbie Basho on this limited EP.
- Liverpool duo King Hannah take a page out of Les McQueen’s book with a song called ‘Crème Brûlée’.
- Very snazzily put together live album from garage-psych mutants King Gizzard.
- There’s a right old mix of styles on show from forward-thinking indie lot Dirty Projectors on their compilation of five recent EPs.
- Yorkshire indie lot The Cribs return with a record assisted by Dave Grohl & Lee Ranaldo.
- Astralasia straddle the line between psych & electronic on this 6CD set.
- Play along to Jennifer Castle’s latest with sheet music to every song included.
- Tourists. Torquay dark dream poppers unleash their debut of moody psych & post-punk.
- Rocket get in on some more jazz with the krautrock & psych influenced tones of Paisiel.
- Hyped trio PVA’s latest Dan Carey produced EP gets loaded up with remixes.
- Jetstream Pony. The indie supergroup featuring members of The Wedding Present release their debut.
- Josephine Foster’s latest is a bluesy, countryfied take on modern folk.
- Matthew Halsall. Jazz rooted in Manchester but with global inclinations.
- In case you’ve recovered from the head scrambling finale, Ben Frost’s score to series three of ‘Dark’ gets treated to a physical release.
- Taylor Swift gets snapped up by Sacred Bones for an album of black metal influenced neo-folk…
- Helen Love’s punk-pop is as colourful as the sleeve itself.
- Lots of dream pop & space rock delights from Detroit are compiled by Third Man into the excellent Southeast Of Saturn compilation.
- You know that funky little ditty at the start of Better Call Saul? That’s Little Barrie. Here they get snapped up by Madlib’s imprint & work with The Heliocentrics’ Malcolm Catto.
- Castle Face have sent over represses from Damaged Bug & Brigid Dawson.
- The Specials. Deluxe 40th anniversary reissue of the 2-tone legends second record.
- Loads of Bob Marley & The Wailers classics have landed for you to (easy) skank to…
- Exhumed. More talk of blood & guts than your average Saw film.
- For some reason, this reissue of Coldplay’s debut lands on yellow vinyl…
- Would that be ‘ouY’? Built To Spill’s 2006 album gets the heavyweight clear vinyl treatment.
- Mobb Deep. Some of the grimiest hip hop ever put to wax.
- Moon man Sun Ra gets three avant-jazz favourites reissued.
- Arthur Verocai. Fans of MPB & Tropicalia should get onto this pronto, especially as it’s at a much lower price than usual.
- Emma-Jean Thackray. ‘Walrus’ has sold out, but there’s still time to get your hands on ‘Ley Lines’.
- Fans of UK82, oi! & old-school punk should find a lot to love on Chubby and The Gang’s slice of pub punk.
- Anthony Moore of Henry Cow’s lost album lands on vinyl for the first time.
- Ipa-Boogie. I prefer porter foxtrot but there you go…
- Yuzo Koshiro. Video game OST classic alert.
- Pink Floyd. No Roger Waters, no problem.
- Three big names on the Blue Note roster McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey & Donald Byrd are the next in line in the ‘Tone Poet’ series.
- Black Sabbath. The Sab Four captured their last ever gig here. In Brum of course.
- Haruomi Hosono. A pair here for the YMO, City Pop & Japanese reissues fans.
- King Gizzard took things a step further than ‘In Rainbows’ by saying anyone could press this if they wanted.
- The Distillers. Brody Dalle’s punk outfit reissue their hardcore tinged debut.
- Fan of obscure Czech new wave films? Well Finders Keepers have got you covered with the scores to ‘Malá morská víla’ & ‘Sedmikrásky’.
Ant’s Electronic Round Up
- Autechre brighten up 2020 once again with ‘PLUS’.
- Richard H. Kirk flies Cabaret Voltaire solo, distilling the essence of the old sound into contemporary bleak and banging forms.
- Regis polishes up some OOP gems originally issued on Blackest Ever Black.
- Radiophonic ‘70s British Rail journey through Humberside from The Twelve Hour Foundation on Castles In Space.
- Serene drifting droners from Erik Williamson in gorgeous Fluid Audio package.
- Vinyl edition of the second album from Japanese industrial-experimental-synth duo group A. Plus they’ve compiled a charity tape feat. YPY, group A, Kohhei Matsuda, Kenichi Iwasa + Tot Onyx. Edition of 150 copies with handmade artwork.
- Solid 5-track EP from the reliable Legowelt in fine techno/electro form indeed.
- Ricardo Villalobos 12” on Rawax for the, erm... remember clubs/dancefloors?! Weep.
- DMX Krew cover versions of Level 42 I shit thee not.
- Dark, futuristic, sci fi electronix from Death Qualia on Ohm Resistance.
- Head noddin’ L.A Series beats galore 2LP on All City incl. Ras G, Dam Funk, Daedelus, Teebs, Tokimonsta, Matthewdavid, Dibiase, Samiyam etc.
- Coldwave/minimal synth action from Led Er Est's Sam de la Rosa on Mannequin.
- Hats off to Disrupt for the nod to the ‘Monkey Island’ game soundtracks.
- Finally scored vinyl copies of Dopplereffekt classic 'Linear Accelerator' after our initial batch got mashed in transit. The sound of science and the science of sound. Ace.
- 'Yule' love the Dais reissue of Tor Lundvall's icy, ghostly, festive ambient record.
- Kaleidoscopic, booming, heavily percussive GILA album on Lex.
- Ian Boddy sets his synthesizer dials to Berlin school/kosmische mode.
- Battles get the remix treatment from DJ Dairy & DJ Orient (black midi), Delroy Edwards, Shed, and DJ Nigga Fox.
- Euphonic Rhythms label launches with a 2LP fundraising compilation feat. Christoph de Babalon, Ondness, Kepla, JBest Available Technology, Proc Fiskal + more.
- Cristian Vogel play at any speed mind control.
- The return of Higher Intelligence Agency!
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