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posted a comment on Black Midi - Crow's Perch. 2 months ago
I think the intention for the majority of copies was they were available for free from participating record stores. Mine came from Resident Records in Brighton, who had about 10 copies in total which they were giving out to anyone who asked for a copy. ... See full review
submitted Impulse Array - Folded Realities. 2 months ago
submitted Impulse Array - Thousand Year Voyage. 2 months ago
posted a comment on The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream. 3 months ago
There were at least 10 copies of the test pressing given out free by resident in Brighton after it made number one in their 2014 end of year list. It isn't signed, but it's a Lost In The Dream test pressing all the same.

I "claim" to have a copy because ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - RM12002. 4 months ago
My German isn't very good, but I think the label on the front suggests playing the B side at 33 as well as 45. INTERVIEWS breaks work beautifully at either speed, and that tune is the winner here for me. Qnete at 45 a close second. It's all pretty ... See full review
posted a comment on Kikagaku Moyo - Masana Temples. 6 months ago
It's a beautifully recorded album. I loved the songs on the last (admittedly experimental) Stone Garden EP, but the sound was way-off. Masana Temples is perfect sounding record.
submitted grasshopper (23) - Stricken. 7 months ago
posted a comment on Pip Blom - Babies Are A Lie / School. 7 months ago
I bought this from the band at one of their Brighton shows last year, then smiled all the way home when I realised the cover shows the street (also in Brighton) on which two of my children were born.

‘School’ is the jam here.
posted a comment on Bushwacka! - Vol. 2. 11 months ago
I thought for a while that ‘8’ contained a sample from ‘Sunrain’ by Ash Ra Temple / Manuel Göttsching. Having listened to it on repeat for a while longer, I don’t think it does, but there’s certainly an ART / MG vibe about it. It’s a beautiful slice of ... See full review
posted a comment on 154* - Strike. 11 months ago
The ‘additional material’ has long been available on 12” vinyl.
‘Daze’ is here:

https://www.discogs.com/Newworldaquarium-Theme-From/master/31178

‘Spirit’ is here:

https://www.discogs.com/Newworldaquarium-Spirit-EP/release/1541032

Absolutely no need ... See full review
posted a review of Gilroy Mere - The Green Line. 11 months ago
Beautifully bucolic bus-themed kosmiche folk, with a Sussex twist. An absolute treat for the ears and mind.
posted a comment on Minami Deutsch - With Dim Light. about 1 year ago
Guruguru Brain are very good when it comes to repressing their catalogue, usually in further limited coloured variants - just look at the first Minami Deutsch LP, or any of the Kikagaku Moyo LPs and see what they did there, several times over. If you ... See full review
posted a comment on Lanark Artefax - Whities 011. about 1 year ago
It’s already been repressed at least once, so maybe it will come again. For what it’s worth, the download is available at Bleep...
https://bleep.com/release/85654-lanark-artefax-whities-011
posted a comment on CV* & JAB* — Zin Taylor - Thoughts Of A Dot As It Travels A Surface. about 1 year ago
This version comes with a scaled-down, fold-out copy of the Zin Taylor wall drawing which inspired the music. All in all a beautifully presented package.
posted a review of Gardener (3) - A Place Where Nothing Was. about 1 year ago
Music never loses its power to surprise. It’s a cliché, but when I was a teenager in the late seventies / early eighties, searching out new cool stuff predominantly involved listening to John Peel or, as and when Saturday wages allowed it, hanging round ... See full review
posted a comment on M. Mayer* / Reinhard Voigt - Speicher 2. about 1 year ago
Those critics of 'Love Is Stronger Than Pride', referring to the 'cheesy lyrics' etc, seem to have missed the fact that this is actually a cover of a slow soul burner by Sade. Listen to them side by side (Sade by Mayer?) and you'll fully appreciate the ... See full review
posted a comment on Sweet Williams (2) - Please Let Me Sleep On Your Tonight. about 1 year ago
Great LP. ‘Come Swimming’ by far and away my favourite song by anyone, anywhere in 2016. Must have seem ‘em play it live 7 or 8 times that year, too. Perfect every time.
submitted Red Deer People - C'est Bon. about 1 year ago
submitted Red Deer People - C'est Bon. about 1 year ago
submitted Red Deer People - Fun Fun Fun. about 1 year ago
submitted grasshopper (23) - Nothing Like Us / Scream. about 1 year ago
submitted grasshopper (23) - Nothing Like Us / Scream. about 1 year ago
submitted grasshopper (23) - Nothing Like Us / Scream. about 1 year ago
posted a review of ZOFFF - ZOFFF I. about 1 year ago
Another absolute screamer from Deep Distance here. Their quality filter is set so high at the moment it doesn’t appear to be ever coming down…

ZOFFF soar and swoop their way through a 40 minute cosmic jam which at times is like having the history of ... See full review
posted a comment on Isaac Hayes / Kikrokos - Ron’s Edits #1. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Cavern Of Anti-Matter - Blood-Drums. over 2 years ago
The clear vinyl version was not sold exclusively through the Rough Trade record site - Bleep.com sold these too.
posted a comment on Various - Mind Over Matter. over 2 years ago
The Jacques Bon track 'See & Feel' (C2) samples / is basically a re-edit of 'Imperial' by Seefeel.
posted a comment on Damaged Bug - Damaged Bug & The Tarot Of Personal Experience. over 2 years ago
Plus a £13 customs charge / post office handling fee. Ouch!
It is a thing of very great beauty, however, sonically and visually. Glad I managed to get one.
posted a comment on Mamman Sani* - Taaritt. over 3 years ago
It's very clearly audible on the digital version so recording issue rather than pressing issue I think.
posted a comment on Big Black - Pig Pile. over 4 years ago
I was at the very front for this gig, and didn't see any watermelons. Plenty of blood on the ceiling, though...
posted a comment on Various - Tight Fog A Mexican Summer /// Software Compilation. over 5 years ago
I have a version of this which has a slightly different track listing, contained on a Mexican Summer / Software branded USB stick.
posted a comment on Mirrorism - Night Flight. over 5 years ago
Trouble In Mind up to their usual witchcraft when it comes to new old sounds. This one appears to have been beamed in from the early 1980's. Night Flight is short, sweet, with spiky guitars, and the singer bemoaning "if I could only give names to the ... See full review
posted a comment on Melody's Echo Chamber - Crystallized. over 6 years ago
Side B is actually a cover version of the Melody's Echo Chamber song by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Very fine it is too!