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This week we’ve been conducting vital research on Twitter about the best Pot Noodle flavours. I’m more of an instant ramen man personally but I won’t let that get in the way of science. Just like Pot Noodles, people tend have strong feelings about their favourite records. Unlike Pot Noodles, you shouldn’t pour boiling water on your records. Speaking of records...

New vinyl and CDs and tapes

Re-issues

Ant’s Electronic Music Round-Up

Any advice on how to build a wall between children and a record collection?

  • DUB/Clone compile and press up a bunch of Jodey Kendrick's EDM Braindance tracks onto wax for the first time. One for the Rephlex mourners.
  • Detroit/Drexciya/aquatic inspired electro DJ ammo from Jensen Interceptor on Craigie Knowes.
  • Houndstooth collect a bunch Abul Mogard remixes into a handy compilation.
  • BBC Radiophonic Workshop eternal classic rebooted on pink wax.
  • Second album from Cube sounds dope - post-punk DIY electronics/noise/industrial head melters.
  • Perc skull pummelers!
  • Not sure what the score is with the Jamal Moss - Gherkin Edits 7". Me thinks some other producers have got their mitts on his Gherkin trax?
  • Head spinning, multi-faceted album from Brooklyn’s Pas Musique.
  • Chic, gauzy electronic pop from Cherushii & Maria Minerva on 100% Silk.
  • Double pack of signature off-kilter house from Ricardo Villalobos on Deset.
  • Lush album from JH1.FS3 AKA Frederikke Hoffmeier (Puce Mary) and Jesse Sanes (Hoax, Liebestod).
  • Plus some early Drekka tracks compiled.
  • Dark Entries unearth fine dark synth pop and proto-techno records from Victrola and Stratis.
  • More quality, shadowy and mystical ambient from Ancestral Voices AKA Liam Blackburn of Akkord.
  • Dale Cornish / Sim Hutchins split one in half for for OOH-Sounds Decouple ][ Series.
  • Frenetic Singeli music outta Tanzania from Duke on Nyege Nyege Tapes.
  • Ace Spectres book from Shelter Press feat. texts by Félicia Atkinson, François Bayle, Beatriz Ferreyra, Stephen O’Malley, Jim O’Rourke, Eliane Radigue, Chris Watson et al.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Pregoblin

Combustion

9/10 from Will

In 2018, Pregoblin released their first single, ‘Combustion’, online. Now, a year after it was released, London label Fnord Communications have released this marve...read on »

Maurice Louca

Elephantine

9/10 from Daoud

Only a lazy reviewer would use an album’s name to kick off their review right? It’s a bit heavy handed, a bit lacking in imagination. A reviewer shouldn’t be...read on »

JH1.FS3

Trials and Tribulations

9/10 from Ant

JH1.FS3 is the duo of Frederikke Hoffmeier (Puce Mary) and Jesse Sanes (Hoax, Liebestod) and ‘Trials and Tribulations’ is their second vinyl outing. I’d like...read on »

Matmos

Plastic Anniversary

8/10 from Daoud

In this golden age of sound design, I’m constantly left wondering what a sound feels like. What it tastes like, or smells like. Producers like Gabor Lazar and SOPHIE mak...read on »

Rian Treanor

ATAXIA

8/10 from Daoud

Rian Treanor’s been knocking about the UK’s more experimental electronic scenes for a while now. He’s long had a reputation, both as producer and DJ, for cre...read on »

The Cinematic Orchestra

To Believe

8/10 from Daoud

There’s no denying it. No one does what The Cinematic Orchestra do better than they do. 12 years ago they claimed the crown for band most likely to make me feel like I&r...read on »

Townes Van Zandt

Sky Blue

8/10 from Will

“Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that”, so said Steve Earle about ...read on »

Jensen Interceptor

The Ultimate Wave Riding Vehicle

8/10 from Ant

My previously glorious partying career had been somewhat stunted with having 3 offspring. I’m mainly a hermit, but I do get to sneak out a wee bit now. Managed to catch ...read on »

Nick Zammuto

We The Animals: An Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

8/10 from Daoud

We The Animals is Jeremiah Zagar’s 2018 film that show us two brothers, growing up in upstate New York, as they come to grips with their own identities. Who better than ...read on »

Featured albums

Vanishing Twin
Holly Herndon
Black Peaches
Various
Jamal Moss
Duke
The Wizard of Wardle
Fat White Family
Pas Musique
Immigrant
worriedaboutsatan
YG
Perc
Abul Mogard
Tom Zé
David Byrne
Ancestral Voices
Various
Jodey Kendrick
The Wannadies
Dale Cornish / Sim Hutchins
Stratis
Victrola
Cherushii & Maria Minerva
Cube
The Fall
Stephen Malkmus
Drekka
JH1.FS3
Ricardo Villalobos
Matmos
Oozing Wound
Jensen Interceptor
The Comet Is Coming
Daniel Thorne
Rian Treanor
Karen O & Danger Mouse
Deafkids
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Cinematic Orchestra
Albert Ayler & Don Cherry
Hot Water Music
Ragnar Grippe
Godflesh
BBC Radiophonic Workshop