Tuesday, 23 February 2016

23 February 2016

Me again.

Soda - Blonde On Blonde
A debut long player from these who come from Gainesville, Florida. Without A Head is the title and it came out last month. It's out on Dull Tools which is run by Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts and it certainly fits that sort of template.

Drug Pizza - No Reaction
Staying with American lo-fi, this time from New York. This is off the new EP due out next month titled Return To Content Mountain.

Peat Moss - Red Velvet Records
Although formed in 1987, this is just their third LP. Moustache Vending Machine - great title - was recorded over five years. No rush lads.

Featured album: Therapy? - Babyteeth
Meat Abstract
Innocent X
Their debut consisted of two mini-albums, the first of which was Babyteeth. Released in July 1991, I was hooked instantly. And finally, I go see them play live this Friday in Sheffield. Meat Abstract is the first track. The use of samples was unusual, but helped it stand out. The track names too - both of these named for pieces of art by Helen Chadwick and Francis Bacon respectively. And they're still going strong and the world is better place because of that.

Yeti Lane - Good Words Gone
Some psych-rock from Paris. Ben Pleng and Charlie B are Yeti Lane and this is from their third album, L'Aurore, which is out on March 4.

Deny All Robots - Knife Games
Fuzzy guitars abound on this. They're from Lichfield and this, their latest single, came out on January 1.

The Haiduks - Diamond Drop
To Canada now for something from a while back but having just been re-issued by Burger Records. 1968 is the name of the album.

Cavern Of Anti-Matter - Melody In High Feedback Tones
These have been around a while and though there have been a couple of 12" releases, they describe 'beats/innovation trex' as their first album "proper". Tim Gane and Joe Dilworth of Stereolab and Holger Zapf make up CoAM while several guests crop up on the LP. This could be Neu! if you didn't know. That is A Good Thing.

Aesop Rock - Rings
A new LP from Portland rapper Ian Bavitz, his first in nearly four years. The Impossible Kid is out on April 29 and if this is representative of the rest of it, it'll be brilliant. This is astonishingly good.

Featured album
Therapy? - Dancin' With Manson
The closer of Babyteeth and possibly still my favourite track of all that they've ever done. Anthony Hopkins is on the sample here.

Acid Arab - Hafla
More from Paris now. Guido Minisky and HervĂ© Carvalho make up Acid Arab and the EP Djazirat El Maghreb came out last October. Very Muslimgauze.

Thin Films - Mantis
It's been eleven years since Dan McRae released his debut LP Eskimo, but this is a portent of things to come. It's lovely.

David Bowie - Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix)
Just the five minute edit, not the full 630 seconds. This is from the LP The Next Day Extra which came out in 2013, an album of remixes of tracks from his penultimate album. LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy is on the mixing duties for this one.

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Not in next week and it's football the week after, so I'll be back in three weeks.

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