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Update Thursday 12th July 2018

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In the end just as we thought absolutely nothing came home. Not even a sausage. And the sun has gone in. Aaaah...hooray...everything back to normal! But let’s soothe our sorrows in the latest records to make it through to this weekend's final.

New:

  • Formerly a rare and sought after RSD release. The National’s ‘Boxer’ live album now available to every human and animal on earth.
  • Dirty Projectors. Lordy they are clever. So clever. Too clever?
  • Cowboy Junkies. Still slow after all these years.
  • Immersion are Minimal Compact’s Malka Spigel and Wire’s Colin Newman dabbling.
  • Chugging metal behemoths Deafheaven.
  • Body/Head prove to be one of the better post Sonic Youth things.
  • Free/Slope  make snazzy lite kraut rock with all the twiddles.
  • Julien Boulier makes beautiful moonlit ambience and smells of lavender.  
  • Tique are a percussion trio that rattle all kinds of stuff together to make sparkling post rock/math rock.
  • Wild and proggy Sabbath-esque jams from Weeed.
  • Jon Collin sits by a lake and makes dextrous guitar music. Warning: may contain bird chirp.  
  • Eerie and gothic folk from Sharron Kraus which we forgot to tell you about last week.
  • Luluc make the sweet stuff for fans of Galaxie 500, Low and Beach House.   
  • Pop punk band Between You & Me squash a rose and have the paint roll down their wrists.
  • Drones and atmospheres from Delphine Dora & Sophie Cooper.
  • You Said Strange. We didn’t. Honestly.
  • Chastity write an album about the pain of knowing that we’re going to die. Crumbs.
  • Acrobatic math rockers Maps & Atlases.
  • Terry-related post punk spindle-trio Primo.
  • Kleenex Girl Wonder do their best yet. It’s all about….y’know….life.  
  • Laura Cannell & André Bosman. Two experimental violinists for the price of one.

Here are all our Staff Reviews of the best (and worst) bits.

Reissues:

  • The billionth posthumous J Dilla release is a celebration of his early group Slum Village.
  • A bloody weird lost classic from Wolf Eyes.   
  • I saw a Maus. Where? There on the stair!  
  • Aussie bluesmaker CW Stoneking.
  • Virgin Witch. Soundtrack to ‘naughty’ 70s movie issued on Trunk.  
  • The Libertines have cobbled together a ‘best of’ to help them afford another microphone.
  • We told you there’s a Woman stood on horse here this week. Do not attempt at home.

Ant’s Electronic Round-up:

Monolithic Industrial Techno is coming home.  

  • Kranky Tim Hecker reissue motherlode.
  • Unseen Worlds issue a mighty fine 2LP of Carl Stone's 'Electronic Music from the Eighties and Nineties'.
  • Donato Dozzy twiddling and tweaking his 303 for an acid extravaganza on Tresor.
  • Okzharp & Manthe Ribane album on Hyperdub - Johannesburg flavour meets London bass music variants and beyond.
  • Fierce and ethereal, bewitching Lotic album on Tri Angle.
  • Miss Red knocks us out assisted by The Bug on her heavyweight debut album.
  • Pariah switches to ambient mode for his debut album.
  • Physically and sonically attractive records on Time Released Sound from Kira Kira and Julien Boulier.
  • Rian Treanor mashin’ up Whigfield, Yello and Yazoo.
  • Kutiman switches up his style for a tranquil record heavy on the Juno 6 and inspired by his love of Indian music.
  • Arcola are churning them out atm. Their latest from the mysterious Black Lodge.
  • Sweet psychedelic/computer music soundtrack from Sun Araw.
  • Peculiar smudged tropical ambient melters from Pontiac Streator & Ulla Straus on Huerco S. fellow’s label West Mineral Ltd.
  • RP Boo gives his MPC a good beating on Planet Mu.
  • Limited 10” re-press of that ace Rabit + Riko Dan hookup.
  • Dramatic, forlorn, droning ambient from Stray Theories on n5MD.
  • Nightmares On Wax remixed by Illa J and Detroit’s Moodymann.
  • Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook's deep space Moog explorations 3 and 4 on wax.

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Epilogue:

Done.

Words: Clint and Ant.

Work: Kim, Jamie, Robin, Benn, Daoud, Phil, Nathon and “shorts ‘n’ shoegaze”.  

Customer Compliment of the Week: it's a toss-up between "The gold standard in record shops" and "They should run their own customer service training franchise". Seriously, that’s us that is. Here are our Feefo reviews.  


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