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I work all day, and get half-drunk at night.
Waking at four to soundless dark, I stare.
In time the curtain-edges will grow light.
Till then I see what's really always there:
Unresting death, a whole day nearer now,
Making all thought impossible but how
And where and when I shall myself die.

It’s bleak here in Holbeck so please bear with us if your order hasn’t shipped as we’re probably in a corner crying. But hark! The sound of new records to get us through the week. Again. Let’s see what bundles of joy have floated up the concrete stairwell.  

New:

Stepping forward into the breach….

  • Sarah Davachi dares to drone again.
  • Local punks Beta-Blockers rouse a rabble.
  • A Place to Bury Strangers is called a graveyard.
  • This week’s Trump Record comes from Laura Veirs.
  • The Damned. Originally named The Darned.
  • Who is this Josh T. Person?
  • Ashley Paul delivers a new record of spooky soliloquy.
  • Wrekmeister Harmonies finally pens his Nick Cave fanfic.
  • Light piano drippage from Goldmund.
  • Chaines are scary. Stay away.
  • A Hawk and a Hacksaw riff on the tradition of hanging out in a forest.
  • Field Report yell their pop music at you.
  • Slug play quirk pop just like their fellow musos Field Music.
  • King Tuff is normally in Ty Segal’s backing band and he’s got a great hat.  
  • Oly Ralfe of the Ralfe Band makes some crystalline piano stuff.   
  • D A Stern is good at soft pop and crosswords.
  • The Moondoggies do dusty Americana with heart firmly plonked on sleeve.
  • Firestations are lovely and play soft kraut pop like Teleman.
  • Supergroup MIEN feature a Horror, a Black Angel and an Early.  
  • Makeness has a temper tantrum. Get him off the dancefloor!  
  • Nest Egg force Robin to type the word ‘motorik’ just one more time.
  • Wrong are a series of noise bands teaming up to make a churn.
  • Triptides are still happy enough making 60’s jangle and strum…
  • Nice to see ambient lot Hibernate back with this 3” CD by Map165.

Reissues:

Not many this week. But don’t panic! Record Store Day is just around the corner.

Ant’s Electronic Round-up:

Spending half-term educating his kids about the history of Kompakt.

  • Good, new/old ‘Royal Astronomy’ vibes µ-Ziq album possibly rescued from lost DAT lurking in the bottom of his undies drawer for the last 20 years.
  • Opal Tapes action with a CD from Bálint Szabó aka Gosheven delving further into non-standard tunings. Plus class tapes from Acre - pushing the Grime template forward via sci-fi sound design and the AnD boys bring the pain as Shadows.
  • mmph channels heartbreak and loss into a promising debut EP on Tri Angle.
  • Thembi Soddell creates intense, abyss-like soundworlds on Room40.
  • Edition of 300 copies LP on Collapsing Market from Ssaliva. Check if you dig Arca, Lorenzo Senni, Ash Koosha etc.
  • The Caretaker's chronology reaches stage 4 and things are getting bluuuury.
  • Legendary dutch electro producer Frank De Groodt aka Sonar Base gets his ‘Dark Matter’ mini album vinylized.
  • Re-recorded, re-mixed at EMS and expanded edition of John Duncan's 1984 face shredder 'Riot'.
  • Cinematic electronica from Rival Consoles on Erased Tapes.
  • Worth risking a ram-raid on your local Happy Shopper to fund the incredible batch of vinyl reissues on États-Unis from Jean Dubuffet, John Duncan, Warner Jepson, Remko Scha, Annea Lockwood.
  • Psychedelic Dungeon Disco from Sordid Sound System on Invisible Inc.
  • Noise tinged doomsday electronics from African Ghost Valley conjuring images of corroded future-scapes.
  • Baffling, cryptic, oddball avant-pop from Élg with an LP of musique concrète and chanson mutations.
  • Ben Galyas, Terre Thaemlitz and Robin Rimbaud EP on Premature Recordings.
  • Neil Scrivin aka Phono Ghosts and Meatbingo get his 2007 'Geek Umanship' digital release dubbed onto tape.
  • Eleventh album from German sound messers Mouse On Mars - roping in the like of Spank Rock, Beirut and that fella from The National.
  • SCB aka Scuba’s future dystopia record.
  • Peacefrog repress Moodymann's Silence In The Secret Garden 2LP.
  • Hypnotic 'drum & drone’ from Arikon on Portals Editions.

More stuff:

Epilogue:

We’re finally getting a proper internet connection.

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Words: Clint, Robin and Ant. Work: Kim, Jamie, Benn, Daoud, Phil, Nathon and Ol’ Cardigan Punk.

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