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Update Featuring Coil, Grouper, Speedy Ortiz, Deep Distance, Huerco S.

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Record Store Day

OK, so. Record Store Day. Stuff you need to know. Check the site at 8AM (UK time) on Saturday 28th April when all the stock we've been able to get in will be made available for sale.

Usual rules apply:

  • first come, first served
  • adding items to your cart does not reserve them for you, you have to checkout
  • adding to existing orders will not be allowed
  • one copy per item per customer
  • anyone who places multiple orders for the same items will have all their orders cancelled
  • no, we can't reserve anything for you - absolutely no exceptions.

Almost inevitably our site will buckle under the pressure. It always does. Please be patient. The order confirmation you (should) receive after checking out is the best indication that your order has been successful but it is not a guarantee. 

Now, on with this week’s stuff...


  • Okkervil River give out party bags of disappointment.
  • It’s Speedy Ortiz’s job to be repetitive. Their job. To be repetitive.
  • Sleep. High and heavy group reform because people still smoke weed.
  • Dylan Carlson is forever known as the man who….is in Earth.  
  • Richard Hawley’s soundtrack for ‘Funny Cow’. Might go and see that.   
  • Arms & Sleepers were post rock but now they have bits of electronics and hip-hop.
  • Cuts. More music this week inspired by something terrible.
  • Dorias Baracca. Of this week’s sad stories, theirs is one of the worst.
  • Eve Essex made a thing Robin liked. Pop songs and free jazz blended into one happy marriage.
  • Mastersystem are double brothers making Scottish noise-pop.
  • Soft Kill. Shimmering post punk band vie for this week’s most tragic backstory.
  • Forth Wanderers. No relation to Wolverhampton.
  • DMA’s.  Liam Gallagher's favourite Australian band....apart from the Necks  
  • Grouper. Brief but beautiful.


  • Tangerine Dream. 1972 style ambience. Lasting comfort and quality.   
  • DAF. Simon Reynolds likes it and so should you.   
  • Massive Attack. Sales point: It’s the one that features Guy Garvey.  
  • Johann Johannsson. The late composer’s soundtrack for the film about the late clever guy.   

Ant’s Electronic Round-up:

He kept bringing up Huerco S at parents’ evening.

  • Public information film reminiscent hauntology/nostalgia vibes on that there Concretism album.
  • Smart LP of polyrhythmic electronic voodoo from Eomac aka one half of Lakker on his own Eotrax label. Heavily percussive trax with a refreshingly unconventional approach to rhythm.
  • Class smudged house and hazy/glistening ambient on that olde Huerco S. ‘Untitled’ debut originally on Opal Tapes. Now re-pressed on wax.
  • Four Tet does a subtle re-work of a Bicep track. White label job on Ninja Tune.
  • A fine pair of ripping, rattling, disorientating, percussive dynamic techno/bass music mutant cuts from Szare on Mumdance & Logos Different Circles label.
  • Field recordings, electro-acoustic, musique concrète derived ambinet from Arovane & Porya Hatami on their ‘Organism’ album - now expanded with a disc of further developments.
  • Incredibly accomplished debut of soulful jazzy house outta Glasgow from String Theory on Rhythm Section International.
  • Limited edition Jack Goldstein Vs Dream Division (Polytechnic Youth) tape of live renditions of classic 80s synth scores from John Carpenter, Goblin etc.
  • Coupla tasty 12” re-presses on Fringe white from Batu / Lurka. Both hand-stamped limited editions of 300 copies.
  • Limited to 300 copies re-press of ASDA's 'Three Tracks' 10" on FuckPunk. aka Vessel and Chester Giles of Young Echo.
  • Compa bass in your dubstep face. Limited copies on Mala’s DEEP MEDi MUSIK.
  • Re-press of Ø's wonderful 'Kantamoinen' aka Mika Vainio doing a Brian Eno.
  • Greek dub techno wiz Fluxion gets all imaginary film score on our asses.
  • Boothroyd 12" on Fnord Communications incl. Happa, Bullion and Lone remixes.
  • Chicago dark ambient duo Wilt exchange sounds through the mail with noise fiends Skin Crime resulting in some immense pitch black sonics. Limited LP + CD on Urashima.
  • Plus albums from Move D & Benjamin Brunn, Recondite, Matt Karmil, Boy Harsher, Sugai Ken, D.A.F. and other assorted gubbins; A Hand EP on Details Sound, Furtherset tape on -OUS, House of Kenzo tape on Ascetic House etc.

Other stuff


That’s it. We’ll endeavour to get those things ready for you over t’weekend. Ready? Get alarms set. We’ll email you.

Team Norman

Words: Clint, Robin and Ant. Work: Kim, Jamie, Benn, Daoud, Phil, Nathon and the Cat Expert.

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