We’re still here post Beast From the East, which we initially thought was overrated but now realise it was actually ahead of its time. A bit like Can, I suppose, or Arthur Russell. But colder.
On with what hasn’t been frozen.
- Catnip-dealing indie rock superstars The Breeders.
- Moaning. Phil’s favourite pastime and also Sub Pop post punkers.
- Soccer Mommy. Don’t worry she’s only 1% less winsome on mid-fi new record.
- Twitter’s Tracey Thorn shows that mums can still discotheque.
- Suuns make their weirdest record.
- Largely another The Men record.
- Buffalo Tom for your throw back.
- Latest from Lisbon hypnagogicists Beautify Junkyards on Ghost Box.
- The Titus Andronicus album is rousing, euphoric and terrible.
- Jonathan Wilson is here for when you want more War of Drugs.
- It’s not just Aphex Twin and ice cream you know. Gwenno sings an entire album in Cornish.
- Horror and intensity from Anna Von Hauswolff.
- Superorganism veer between brilliant and utterly annoying.
- Rolo Tomassi are now actual grown ups making hardcore.
- To Destroy A City do what most post rock bands do eventually and sing.
- The Gentle Good are very happy to be Welsh.
- Nightports with Matthew Bourne make corridors of sound for Nils Frahm fans.
- Embrace say love is a basic need. Also talent is useful in their line of work.
- Serafina Steer re-appears making quirky post punk with Bas Jan.
- Coil ‘Time Machines’ BLUE vinyl re-issue.
- Hookworms. Remembering when they were little.
- Lashings and lashings of Pet Shop Boys.
- Glacially paced ambience from Dean McPhee.
- Atlas. What the hell is this?
Ant’s Electronic Round-up:
He’s trapped in the house with three kids and a Dave Noyze compilation….
- Swindon’s finest - Jack Dangers’ Meat Beat Manifesto still going strong with his first album in 7 years.
- Potter Natalizia Zen aka Alessio Natalizia (Not Waving), Colin Potter (NWW) and Guido Zen (Vactrol Park) bust out their synths for some modern cosmic trippers.
- Misty, graceful, choral ambient and fragile, radiant drones from Dedekind Cut on Kranky.
- Darker shades of sci-fi ambient, dusky bass and Mediterranean strings from Creta.
- Melancholic trip/glitch-hop from 1954 on Project: Mooncircle.
- Oldskool breakbeat techno/hardcore schooled cuts from Pangea on Hessle Audio.
- Croatian producer Egoless EP on Deep Medi Musik, including that ‘Empire of Dirt’ tune he’s been hammering on dubplate. Limited copies!
- Ancestral Voices boots off his new label. Looks like he’s been munching ‘shrooms.
- DJ Taye blurs hip-hop with footwork on his Still Trippin’ album on Hyperdub.
- If Miami Sound Machine made acid house and sung in Korean it might sound like Peggy Gou.
- Chrome plated, greyscale techno tunnellers from Von Grall on Horo. Recommended for fans of stuff on Zooloft, Prologue etc.
- Booming, heavy, UK Funky flavoured techno and a functional chimer with bowel emptying subs from Beneath on his Mistry label.
- Secret Circuit in cosmic/tropical mode as E Ruscha V on Beats In Space.
- Handy Frankie Knuckles TRAX classics 2x12” incl. 100% pure eternal house weepers ‘It's a Cold World’, ‘Your Love’ etc.
- MTv aka Japan's DJ Nobu and Kouhei Matsunaga (NHK yx Koyxen) EP of slightly wonky techno/EBM rump shakers on The Trilogy Tapes.
- Pre-order two new rackets from Dave Noyze.
- The Kills cover Saul Williams. Good.
In case you were wondering:
Wrap up warm. The beast still lingers.
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