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Hi everyone. No real news for dispatch this week -- I guess Phil was ill, but he’s better now, so let’s not dwell on it, like he won't. I did happen to write a bullet point I’m really proud of in this update, though. The first one to email back guessing which one it is will win a random CD from my personal collection.
All I can think of right now is the unholy abundance of cardboard currently occupying our office. I am thinking of constructing my own office fort out of it. I’m gonna go get started on blueprints. Bye!
- Big Red Machine are the most 2011 collaboration ever.
- Sludgy, abrasive and loud as heck. This is Thou.
- Eartheater releases some more turbulence.
- Regulation beard Sam Beam and his Iron & Wine know the meaning of hush.
- Mogwai does it always rain on me?
- Tomberlin is a superb amalgamation of Grouper and Coldplay.
- Idles win faint praise of the week with “a good version of Slaves”.
- Proper Scottish and proper experimental, it’s Mac-Talla Nan Creag.
- Too many Kooks (i.e. them existing at all) spoil the broth.
- Midori Takada releases her first new music in nine million (or: twenty) years.
- ‘80s indie hopefuls Wild Nothing have got a pretty decent new song.
- Julie Doiron, traducida al español. Lo busqué en Google.
- What’s so funny, JK Flesh? Want to share it with the class?
- La Luz are the second most ferntestic band of the year.
- Warm Drag feature one of the guys from OCS/Oh Sees/OCZ/Thee Oh Sees/Thee Seez/the OCS.
- Juanita Stein makes an album close to her heart.
- Meanwhile, Anna Calvi makes a real 2018 album.
- Mass Gothic. The vinyl comes with a sticker placed over the man’s face.
- Terry. Nutkins or ...and June?
- Rejoicer makes great chill jazz pinched electronica on Stones Throw.
- Darwin Deez. The hair frizz might have gone but he still writes songs.
- Relive trip-hop’s halcyon days with The Man from Mo’Wax.
- Bernard Parmegiani proves that yes, space is for nerds.
- The Faust Tapes retailed for 49p in 1973. Now buy it for £25.49.
- Devo’s worst album gets re-issued.
- Incantations for Tape comes from when people first pretended to like avant-garde music.
- Wayne Shorter lives near the water.
- Liking Father Ted is not a prerequisite for listening to Reverend Bizarre.
- Egads: there’s wolves all over the stock room.
- Awww Shoes made the greatest powerpop. The best bits are on this 3 CD joy fest.
- Sufjan’s b-sides > your a-sides.
- Who wants a whole load of Mac DeMarco demonstration tapes?
- Back in the ‘80s, Neil Young was trailblazing. And also just blazing.
- Amon Duul II vs. Dark Souls II.
- Jerry Goldsmith in soundtrack reissue scandal.
- Freddie Gibbs ‘n’ Madlib. Like fish and chips, bread and butter, cheese and onion.
- Depeche Mode release their 12”s in a couple of big boxes.
- Vintage Violence is an album by upcoming troubador John Cale.
- Once funky, now priestly, it’s time to appreciate Grupo Controle Digita .
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Ant’s Electronic Round Up
Getting the lunch boxes ready to some early morning Monolake.
- Patricia switches up the hazy house/techno style and shifts into acid electro mode for a tasty stamped white label, 5-track 12" EP on NONA Records.
- Skewed EBM techno intensity from Black Merlin on Mannequin. Pure rippers alert!
- Trippy, cinematic, scorching desert ambient from Mayerling on Hands In The Dark.
- Dramatic, atmospheric double EP of icy techno stalkers from Recondite.
- 2LP of soulful slammers and house jackers from Marquis Hawkes on Houndstooth.
- Keith Kenniff returns as Helios with an album of emotion loaded ambient on Ghostly.
- Vocalist Jeuru takes KYO’s shimmering electronics deeper into dream zones on Posh Isolation.
- Two previously unreleased soundtracks from electroacoustic and musique concrète don Bernard Parmegiani.
- Ultra chill CS + Kreme 12” on The Trilogy Tapes.
- ACT! aka David Psutka / Egyptrixx LP featuring Lorenzo Senni style HD trance meets mutant olde Japanese ambient and beyond.
- Andrea Taeggi aka Gondwana and half of Lumisokea creates fine hypnotic minimal electronics on rare analogue machines.
- Eumig mini CDr of harmonic drone on Courier. Edition of a measly 30 copies.
- Lush ambient electronica from Northcape + Obfusc and chill nature themed collaboration from Melorman / Mokhov / Data Rebel / SineRider.
- Barbara Morgenstern 1997 self-released tape ‘Enter The Partyzone’ reissued. Edition 75 copies on I Heart Noise.
- Forgot to mention the doon kanda EP on Hyperdub last week cuz I’m a numpty.
- If you missed out first time around, Deadly Avenger's 'I Am Godzilla, You Are Japan' re-pressed on black wax with alternate pink cover art.
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There we go? Not too painful I hope. This *will* be painful, particularly if you live within a five mile radius. Spare me a thought over the weekend.
Words: Robin, Clint and Ant.
Work: Jamie, Benn, Kim, Nathon, Daoud, Ill Phil and Ian Love is a Wonderful Colour.
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