Good weather does strange things to people. I’ve been tending to an office-wide infestation of ladybugs; Kim’s been eating lunch out of ice cream containers; Phil’s been playing genuinely pleasant music on the stereo. It’s all too weird; however grateful I am for the chance to wear my one pair of shorts, I’d like it to be cold again so we can all go back to our characteristic miseries. Thanks in advance.
Here’s the music:
- This Tess Roby record is fantastic. That’s all I got.
- Beach House and a Spaceman makes 3.
- Deservedly all-caps is this CECILIA record.
- The Body are a metal band. Rargh.
- Are the Arctic Monkeys the Fray?
- Idris Ackamoor waves the cosmic jazz flag once more.
- Local crudbuckets Girl Sweat release their debut proper.
- The Black Panther OST is yet another victory lap for Kendrick.
- Evacuate the room: Mark Kozelek just farted.
- Ilyas Ahmed is so late I forgot he existed.
- Forlorn fuzz from Holm.
- Prophet’s back from a short 34 year break.
- Ill write an album about my impending hay fever.
- Sarah Mary Chadwick likes telling us stuff.
- Google “Orkney” before you listen to Erland Cooper.
- Newaxeyes are post-facts. New genre.
- Punk jazz. The Worldservice Project make it.
- Bambara do a Nick Cave.
- Good Morning starshine. The earth says hello.
There’s time still to talk about other things, like how Aidan Moffat’s got some new pals to grumble with, or how the Magic Numbers are still the nicest people on earth, or how Fruits de Mer are celebrating ten years of not shutting up. Plus this Malena Zavala record, my dudes!
The after party.
- Two immense Leroy Hutson records reissued. Classics of lovers’ jazz.
- Max’s Blue Notebooks are extremely blue.
- More obscure British synth magic from Michal Turtle on Music from Memory.
- The Peter Brötzmann Octet made Europe’s first free jazz classic. Eight people.
- You can also hear the alternate version. Again: eight people.
- Hookworms: grown up enough to have a reissue about it.
- New-age nerds love him: meet Steve Roach.
- This Earth album is so old Ant wrote about it.
Ant’s Electronic Round-up:
His kids are grounded for listening to Jamie XX.
- Limited clear vinyl EP from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith scoring Harry Smith film ‘Abstractions’ using Make Noise modules. Already sold out at source.
- Lo-fi funk from Delroy Edwards on his own L.A. Club Resource label. 5 cherry picked cuts from his ‘Rio Grande’ album.
- Superb tape of signature generative music from NYZ on Fractal Meat Cuts.
- Rian Treanor style, metallic ‘floor thunkers from Gábor Lázár.
- Pair of Opal Tapes from finest familial noise duo Yeah You, and intense rhythmic noise, nightmare drone and cathartic vox from AJA.
- Weightless grime action from Blackdown.
- Lavish CD + photobook combo from Fabio Orsi and Alessandra Guttagliere.
- Utter filth from Raw Ambassador on Mannequin’s 'Death Of The Machines' series.
- Intricate album of densely layered, haunting ambient, Musique Concrète and captivating, arresting vocals from CECILIA. On Rabit’s consistently great Halcyon Veil label.
- What do you call a German electronic music producer with a floppy head? Jan Jelinek.
- rRoxymore / Bruce / Chekov share a 12” of skewed rump shakers on Batu’s Timedance label.
So there you have it. The newsletter. Tune in next week for: the newsletter. Clint edition.
Words: Robin and Ant. Work: Kim, Jamie, Benn, Daoud, Phil, Nathon and the Auditor.
On tour: Clint
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