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Update Featuring Thom Yorke, Julia Holter, Cardinal Fuzz, Jessica Moss.

New stuff in from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Klaus Johann Grobe, Ty Segall, Dopplereffekt, Kiran Leonard, Spacemen 3, Twilight Sad.   

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Breaking news: We found our dustpan.

In other news we have a competition to win Thom Yorke goodies which will end on Friday. All you have to do is buy a copy of Suspiria and you’ll be shoved into Phil’s manky old hat to win something. By the way, there’s no Queen whatsoever in this update….or your money back.

New:

  • Music fact! The singer of Radiohead is called Thom Yorke.
  • Homeboy Sandman & Edan tell us to get off the internet. Go on, off with you!  
  • Julia Holter redefines the word expansive. You’ll just fit it on a C90.
  • On Cardinal Fuzz Adam Stone & Dead Sea Apes get together for some stoned jams.  
  • Spaced out fuzz melodies from Aussie people The Jim Mitchells.
  • Forth album by Micah P Hinson - no friend to Barack Obama ...nor us if truth be told.
  • Austrian singer Soap & Skin both tops the charts and is rather good. Unlike, for example, Queen. (ah shit).
  • Grindcore noise people Daughters are literally nothing to do with indie-sops Daughter.  
  • Many covers from the hoary old ‘70s in rip roaring style from Ty Segall.    
  • Puppet Show and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.  
  • There's nothing on the TV, nothing on the radio so let’s still not listen to Razorlight.
  • New Klaus Johann Grobe album  - also known  as “The German Riviera”.   
  • Daoud asks the question... just why do Tropical Feck Storm and other bands use expletives in their name.  
  • Super drummer Susie Ibarra has had a very good year.
  • Sinewy Oldham lad Kiran Leonard hammers out his folk/prog/math rock.
  • Last time we checked in with Laura Gibson her flat had exploded. This time she’s just completed an MFA in writing. See? Things can turn around.
  • ‘Neath the hat lurks the demons we dread, ‘neath the hat lurks Paul Smith’s head.  
  • Public Practice get all Talking Heads punk funk on our ass.
  • Sleeve of the week is Pill’s ‘Soft Hell’ which is, as you can see with your own eyes if you click the link, shows a dog playing the piano.  
  • Devon Church not an Exeter place of worship but a gravel-voiced Winnipegger.  
  • Silver Mount Zion escapee Jessica Moss with her third solo swirl.
  • Spring Heel Jack hook up with trumpet parper Wadada Leo Smith.
  • About Group have a new drummer andhuess what? He’s called Rupert.
  • Noir-ish electro pop gaze for Julee Cruise fans from Penelope Trappes.
  • Get an early taster of the The Twilight Sad album on this limited 10”
  • “Brilliant!” Ian on the Queen movie.

Reissues:

  • Grinderman. Nick Cave’s grinding men.  
  • The Kinks in fact are preserving their and your village green.
  • Bauhaus still refuse to make an app where you can track Peter Murphy’s hairline.   
  • Spacemen 3’s latest re-issue self explains exactly what they were doing in the ‘80s.   
  • Spacemen 3/Spiritualized famous person J. Spaceman. I mean, just imagine if your wife left you for Richard Ashcroft.   
  • Bert Jansch is just a simple soul. Here’s a career round up selected by Bernard Butler (who thankfully never got the opportunity to produce him).  
  • Mary Lou Lord’s star studded late 90s folk rock gets a re-issue.  
  • Halloween. Getting sick of saying it.   
  • Todd Rundgren made some terrible musical misjudgments in his time (i.e influencing the Lemon Twigs) but producing XTC’s ‘Skylarking’ wasn’t one of them.
  • Also buy one of the greatest records of all time..also  by XTC.
  • Do you like Blondie’s Heart of Glass? Well now you can buy a 12” with six different versions.  

And all else New In this week.

Ant’s Electronic Round Up:

Sunday night is time for a nice long soak in the Sven Vath.

  • New EP from Dopplereffekt - the sound of science and the science of sound.
  • Deep, dark, rhythmic, experimental techno and beyond from Hiro Kone on Dais.
  • EP of aquatic electro and some proper drum machine bashing from Steven Julien aka Funkineven on his Apron label. Limited copies!
  • Outstanding François Bayle and Bernard Parmegiani LPs on Transversales Disques. Highly recommended for all early electronic music fiends!
  • Super ambient EP from Ultrafog on Motion Ward. Tip for fans of Huerco S. / Pendant.
  • 2LP on Bedouin from Goth Trad and his Japanese buddies doing dark noise business as Eartaker.
  • UK techno chap Bruce has finally got round to making an album on Hessle Audio.
  • Triple whammy of wriggly Tapeworm spools from Kostis Kilymis, Jon Wesseltoft & Balázs Pándi and Zeno van den Broek.
  • Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross fiddle with Lord Carpenter's Halloween theme.
  • Mutant UKG/techno corker from Joy O on Hinge Finger. Ain't gonna hang about long.
  • Janek Schaefer's tribute to Robert Wyatt.
  • Weirdo LP of hypnagogic synth and smudged vocal goo from J.Ö.S. and a possessed, buzzing record from Saturn and the Sun (Joachim Nordwall and Henrik Rylander), both on iDEAL Recordings.
  • Frequency modulation synthesis derived drone works from Barn Owl Jon Porras.
  • Raime kick off their new label with some eerie, transient collage like tracks.
  • The Cop Killers ultra rare 1982 Trax tape of misanthropic DIY industrial - vinylized.
  • Collection of creepy, cinematic microtonal pieces from Deru.
  • Strong debut LP from Belia Winnewisser on Präsens Editionen ranging from icy drone to synth pop informed electronix.
  • Rugged and vicious sounding Diaster album on Aperture - sounds a bit useful.
  • Juddering dubby electro/techno and more from Katsunori Sawa as EOC.
  • Trippy stompers from Rene Wise on Luke Slaters Mote Evolver.
  • Freaky avant electro-pop from Just The Right Height.
  • Sweet post-punk disco tunes from Stranded on Optimo Music Incl. RSD remix.
  • Relentlessly pummelling MPIA3 remix of Clouds. As dropped by Surgeon on his Dekmantel podcast.
  • The 15 Dead Minutes four-track EP of seething, infectious and emotional cuts blurring the lines between techno/electro/industrial.
  • James Ruskin, Broken English Club, O/V/R (Ruskin & Regis) and Makaton turn in Slammin’ remixes for Rommek on Blueprint.
  • Noisy and desolate drones etc. from Seán Carpio & Eomac. 100 copies only!
  • Kaleidoscopic modular synth improvisations and steely ambient from Heinali.
  • 1991 sought after melter ‘No More Dreams’ flipper crushing re-press.
  • The Lotus Eaters (Lucy & Rrose) album on Stroboscopic Artefacts finally in on wax.
  • Muslimgauze ‘Ingaza’ first time vinyl edition of 700 copies.
  • Oneohtrix Point Never's 2010 'Returnal' album on Editions Mego comes back around.

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Epilogue:

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Words: Clint, Ant.

Work: Jamie, Benn, Kim, Nathon, Daoud, Phil and Somebody to (Ian) Love.

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