- Album of the Week. This will soothe you.
- Summer Pre-orders Special: You may not think it now but you’ll want records for early autumn.
- David Sylvian & Holger Czukay ‘Plight & Premonition Flux & Mutability’ vinyl here at last!
- Crumbs. Loads of Genesis re-issues. Both COLLINS and Gabriel eras.
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.
- 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.
- 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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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.