EarCon93-Suck it Dry

This week’s set is ready to go in about two hours via Sunhole dot net (22h GMT+1).

Featuring the goodness from Bonobo, New Order, Public Image Ltd., Laximikant Pyarelal (from the Bollywood Bloodbath album on Finders Keepers): from Project Mooncircle, in celebration of their 10 years in the game and roughly 100releases, DZA and Gards from KC; Also visitations from Busy, Funkadelic, Samiyam, Flying Lotus, De La Soul, Dream Continuum, and Kuhn, in the hands of Philip D. Kick (who is also part of Dream Continuum, or so I gather.)

More details on the tracklist later on.

As usual you can catch the repeat on Sunhole, weekdays at 11h GMT+1, and on Saturday at 16h CET at eFM

Ear Con68 / Bug + Wattage Ear Raid2

The  Bug Man took some time out from the studio and touring to have a holiday.  Where better to come than here?

K-Mart is definitely one of the hard working and most committed people I have ever had the luck to to come across.  I heard plenty of new and old crackers this week.  Some of that new Bug stuff, which he will drop on us in due time.  Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the King Midas Sound remix album,  It’s a remix album with a difference, that’s all I’m sayin’.

This week’s set put together by sharing time and tuneage like when we  both lived in BabyLonDonZooLand.  Could not fit everything in 60minutes, part three will come soon, dig this for now.

Going out tonight via sunhole dot net at 22hGMT and eFM on Saturday at 16h CET, as part of The Magic Show.

Ear Con68 / Bug + Wattage Ear Raid 2

Ezekiel Honig / Distant Breakfast Highway
Clouds / Lots Of Calls From No One (Deep Medi )
Echologist / The Mercy Beat feat. The Spaceape  (Resopal Red)
Ricardo Villalobos / Unflug
Ding Dong / Bad Man Forward  – The Bug Remix feat. FlowDan (Greensleeves)
Lee Scratch Perry / Blackboard Jungle (Studio One)
Samiyam / Taco Delay (Brainfeeder)
Earl Sweatshirt / Earl (Odd Future)
The Beastie Boys / Make Some Noise – Bug Remix (Capitol/EMI)
King Abid / Yezzi Mil Viss (Also Records)
Obba Supa / Arabic Shisha (Word is Bond)
DOOM / Gazillion Ear – Thom Yorke Remix (Lex)
MachineDrum / TMPL
Kode9 and The Spaceape / Green Moon (Hyperdub)
Stray / Break Your Legs (Brownswood)
Shackleton / Death Dub – King Midas Sound Remix (Honest Jons)
Morgan Craft / Absence of Day and Night 11 (Roughamericana)

Ear Con 66 – Peace Go With You My Brother


Ear Con66 – Peace Go With You My Brother

Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson / Peace Go With You, Brother As-Salaam-Aleikum (Strata East)
John Berberian And The Middle Eastern Ensemble / The Oud & The Fuzz (Rev-Ola)
– Junebug Productions / Listen To Your World (Codek)
Argonaut / Mingus Mundana (Language)
– Ella Fitzgerald / Whatever Lola Wants (Verve)
J-Live / A Charmed Life (Coup d’Etat)
Nubian Minds / 2010 Nubian (Archive)
Samiyam / Cushion (Brainfeeder)
Finn Peters / Purple (Mantella)
Supersoul / So Real So True (Metatronix)
Stereotyp / Police and Soldiers (BMG)
Black Chow / Wonderland (Jahtari)
– Radiohead / Codex (Mojib Remix)
Willamette Singers / Pray On
– Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson / Peace Go With You Brother Wa-Aleikum-Salaam (Strata East)
– Gil Scott Heron / Parents (XL)
– Gil Scott Heron / Being Blessed (XL)
Slum Village / Go Ladies Outro (Wordplay/Virgin)

Hearable via Sunhole tonight, 22h00 GMT+1, or Saturday via The Magic Show at eFM/Radio Studentski – Bosnia i Herzegovina

Ear Con 47 – Strike!

Beat labs are in full swing, came across some newness from Souleance, who is also known as Fulgeance, a beatmaker from Paris. Passarinho is kinda on the Jneiro Jarel Brazillian tip, lovely smooth vocals over a steady groove, luscious comes to mind.

A compilation of beatmakers fron Russia has arrived courtesy of Finest Ego.  I maybe behind the curve, but this cat Pavel Dovgal has got some weapons, glad to know of him.  I also pulled Long Arm from the same compilation for an outing today.

Martyn may have appeared to have gone underground, but he’s in the midst of his next album which is due to surface next year.  We have the first taste of the new gear with a single on his 3024 imprint.  Out now, two tracks, Left Hander and Shook Up.  Bass music with that Detroit Techno pad smoothness.

Contender for track title of the year.  Consider, Lab Rat Bravely Escapes On Hovercraft Only To Crash Directly Outside of Gates.  That’s a track that didn’t make the final cut to El-P’s instrumental WeareallgoingtoburninHellMegaMixx3.  It’s cop’able here.

A  crew that is on a similar beat path is Odd Future.  Great to see some offkey warped beats and lyrically absurd donuts coming out of Watts, LA.

“Try talking on the blog with your fucking arms cut off.”

Back in 1984, the UK was gripped by a fierce fight between the government of that bitch Margaret Thatcher,  and the coal miners.  The police got used by the state to do the governments dirty work, and the many parts of the media did their best to help her.  On the other side, communities that were to be affected by the closing of mines in the UK received help from all quarters.  Many musicians did what they could.  From Test Department collaborating with the  South Wales  Striking Miners Choir and releasing an album to raise funds.  Billy Bragg, The Redskins, etc. did their bit too.  Under the name The Enemy Within,  drummer Keith LeBlanc got in on the action to produce Strike, along side Adrian Sherwood.  At the time, using vocal samples wasn’t as common as it became, these guys were ahead of the curve.

If hear that sweet voice that is Horace Andy, then you know you’ve found us…..

Ear Conditioning 47 – Strike!

Transmission Time/Dates:

Tonight at Sunhole 22h00 GMT

Friday at 18h00 CET via eFM / Student Radio Sarajevo

  • Horace Andy & Naggo Morris / Heart is Gone (Wackies)
  • Horace Andy & Naggo Morris / Heart Dubwise (Wackeis)
  • Carl Bradley / Slipping into Darkness
  • The Enemy Within / Strike!
  • Pavel Dovgal / Is On Fire
  • Souleance / Passarinho (First Word)
  • Martyn / Left Hander (3024)
  • Mizz Beatz Sactuary (Eglo)
  • Earl / Couch featuring Ace Creator
  • El-P / Lab Rat Bravely Escapes On Hovercraft Only To Crash Directly Outside of Gates
  • Sunn O))) / It Took The Night To Believe (Southern Lord)
  • Pixies / U-Mass (4AD)
  • Parliament / Funky Woman (Invictus)
  • DJ Vadim / Terrorist – GasLamp Killer Remix (Ninja Tune)
  • Long Arm / The Roots (Finest Ego)
  • DOOM / Green Whore Net
  • Samiyam / Catch Me Riding Dirty

A World of Possibilties

I reached out for some ambient movements this week.  As I put my hands on the second CD in the Virgin ‘Ambient’ series, and looked at the tracklisting, saw Robert Fripps’s contribution, and I recalled doing the press for a Robert Fripp / David Sylvian project that came out on Virgin Records back in the day.  When I met Robert he embarked on the story of how the man behind EG Records, had ripped off Robert and several other artists on the label.  For our next meeting, Robert came loaded with photocopies of all the documents relating to his case.  I don’t know how he carried them all to be honest, hundreds of pages of correspondence, legal papers, faxes, telexes, notes etc.  He is one serious dude.  When he does something, be it King Crimson, whatever, he doesn’t do things by halves.  Just noticed that he’s performed on a new work by Grinderman, i didn’t expect that one at all,  Mr. Fripp has no limits.  That is the vague theme of today’s program / mix, let it all out, live it, do what ya want.

Example, rapper/producer Oh No, and his Dr. No Ethiopium project.  Not what you would have expected.

Jneiro Jarel, he behind Shape of Broad Minds, doing exactly what he wants, no follow fashion.

Daedelus, the same, off on his own tanget.

Silkie, embracing a lot of music of the last 20 years to create his own vision of now and a possible future.

You get the picture.

Ear Conditioning 33 – A World of Possibilities

  • Daedelus / An Armada Approaches (Brainfeeder)
  • Oh No / Pardon Me (Stones Throw)
  • Oh No / Madness (Stones Throw)
  • Samiyam / Return (Hyperdub)
  • Foreign Beggars featuring Jesht & Kashmere – Om Unit Andromedan Battlemix
  • Robert Fripp / Water Music (Virgin)
  • CV313 / Subtraktive – King Midas Sound Remix
  • The Bug featuring Warrior Queen / Poison Dart – Skream Remix (Ninja Tune)
  • Silkie – Techno 22 (Deep Medi Musik)
  • S.U.A.D.  / Epeleptic – Martyn’s No Strobe Mix
  • Shape of Broad Minds / Raiders of the Lost Mix (Lex)
  • Voyager / Arrival (Underworld/Virgin)

Transmission: Tonight Sunhole dot net 22h00 London/Tenerife Time

A Boom Bap Continuum

2tall, DJ Clockwork and Kper present a decades worth of quality hip hop in a megachuck of a downloadable mixtape, yeah, it’s still called a mixtape even though tape bit of the mix ain’t been used since last week.

What’s on it?

Dilla, Spacek, Mos-Def, Co-Flow, El-P, Flying Lotus, Matty G, Loefah, Samiyam, GLK, Ras G, Mike Slott, Danny Breaks, Nosaj Thing, Group Home, High & Mighty, Shawn J. Period,  J-Zone, Lootpack, Madlib, Pete Rock, Cannibal Ox, Rdj2, DJ Shadow, Boards of Canada, DJ Vadim, Busdriver, Pharoah Monch, Slum Village, Jaylib, De La Soul+MF Doom , Dabyre, Vast Aire, Roots Manuva, Prefuse 73, The Bug, Boom Bip, Oh No, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Modeselektor, Onra, Rustie, Jneiro Jarel plus about three giga more.

Download here

Thanks to Daily Swarm for the heads up.  How goes it Todd?

God damn!

hyperdub

The following is Pitchfork‘s list of autumn record releases.

Anything you fancy, Nick Oliveri, Massive Attack, The Slits, Anti-Pop Consortium, RJD2, Gogol Bordelo, DJ/ “90210” Rupture, Luciano, Del tha Funky Homosapien?

The list is  very US-centric, for example it doesn’t include the Hyperdub 5th Anniversary release (cover above) which contains exclusives and back catalogue material featuring The Bug, Burial, Kode 9 + the Spaceape, Martyn, Flying Lotus, Samiyam, Ikonika, Zomby and Cooly G to name a few.  Seek and hear.

OCTOBER

10-05

Bad Lieutenant: Never Cry Another Tear [Triple Echo] [UK release]
Massive Attack: Splitting the Atom EP [Virgin] [UK release]

10-06

Air: Love 2 [Astralwerks]
Alela Diane: Alela and Alina EP [Rough Trade]
Alexander Robotnick: “Obsession for the Disco” 12″ [Fool’s Gold]
Aliens: Luna [Birmdan]
Ancestors: Of Sound Mind [Tee Pee]
Bellini: The Precious Prize of Gravity [Temporary Residence Ltd.]
Betty Davis: Nasty Gal [Light in the Attic][reissue]
Black Heart Procession: Six [Temporary Residence Ltd.]
The Black Hollies: Softly Towards the Light [Ernest Jenning]
Blitzen Trapper: Black River Killer 12″ EP [Sub Pop]
Boston Spaceships: Zero to 99 [Guided by Voices Inc.]
Boys Noize: Power [Last Gang Records/ Turbo Recordings/ Boysnoize Rec]
Brakesbrakesbrakes: Rock Is Dodelijk [FatCat]
Built to Spill: There Is No Enemy [Warner Bros.]
Califone: All My Friends Are Funeral Singers [Dead Oceans]
Christmas Island: Blackout Summer [In the Red]
The Cinematics: Love & Terror [Orchard]
The Clientele: Bonfires on the Heath [Merge]
Daniel Johnston: Is and Always Was [Eternal Yip Eye Music/ High Wire Music]
Daniel Merriweather: Love & War [J/Allido]
Dead Man’s Bones: Dead Man’s Bones [Anti-]
Dinowalrus: Dinowalrus [Kanine]
DJ Gant-Man: “Juke Dat Girl” 12″ single [Fool’s Gold]
DJ Spooky: The Secret Song [Thirsty Ear]
The Dutchess & the Duke: Sunset/Sunrise [Hardly Art]
Emily Rodgers: Bright Day [Misra]
Ethernet: 144 Pulsations of Light [Kranky]
Eugene Mirman: God Is a Twelve-Year-Old Boy With Asperger’s [Sub Pop]
Exene Cervenka: Somewhere Gone [Bloodshot]
Evangelista: Prince of Truth [Constellation]
Gogol Bordello: Live From Axis Mundi [Side One Dummy]
Grant Hart: Hot Wax [Con D’or/ MVD Audio]
Harmonia & Eno: Tracks and Traces [Gronland][reissue]
Headlights: Wildlife [Polyvinyl] [U.S. release]
Hockey: Mind Chaos [Capitol]
The Horns of Happiness: Weathering Alterations [St. Ives]
Hunx and His Punx: Gay Singles [True Panther Sounds]
Hush Arbors: Yankee Reality [Ecstatic Peace!]
Jesus Lizard: Entire Catalogue [Touch & Go][reissue]
Jemina Pearl: Break It Up [Universal/Ecstatic Peace!]
Jessica 6: Fun Girls EP [self-released]
John Vanderslice: “Too Much Time” 7″ [Dead Oceans]
Karl Blau: Zebra [K]
Kraftwerk: Autobahn [Astralwerks][reissue]
Kraftwerk: Man Machine [Astralwerks][reissue]
Kraftwerk: Radio-Activity [Astralwerks][reissue]
Kraftwerk: Tour de France [Astralwerks][reissue]
Kraftwerk: Trans Europe Express [Astralwerks][reissue]
Kurt Vile: Childish Prodigy [Matador]
LAKE: Let’s Build a Roof [K]
Lou Barlow: Goodnight Unknown [Merge]
Lucero: 1372 Overton Park [Universal Republic]
Massive Attack: Splitting the Atom EP [Virgin]
Matthew Friedberger: Winter Women/Holy Ghost Language School [Thrill Jockey][reissue]
Mayer Hawthorne: A Strange Arrangement [Stones Throw]
Me’Shell Ndegeocello: Devil’s Halo [Downtown]
Michael Hurley: Ida Con Snock [Gnomonsong]
Mike Doughty: Sad Man Happy Man [ATO]
Misson of Burma: The Sound The Speed The Light [Matador]
Mountain Goats: The Life of the World to Come [4AD]
Murder By Death: Finch [Murder By Death]
Music Go Music: Expressions [Secretly Canadian]
Nick Oliveri: Death Acoustic [Impedance/ MVD Audio]
No Age: Losing Feeling EP [Sub Pop][12″ and digital release only]
Noah and the Whale: First Days of Spring [Interscope]
Octoberman: Fortresses [White Whale] [U.S. release]
Orenda Fink: Ask the Night [Saddle Creek]
A Place to Bury Strangers: Exploding Head [Mute]
Port O’Brien: Threadbare [TBD]
Port Royal: Dying in Time [n5MD][physical release]
Princeton: Cocoon of Love [Kanine]
The Raveonettes: In and Out of Control [Vice]
Revelations: Bleeding Edge [Traffic]
Richard Pinhas: Rhizosphere/Live, Paris [Cuneiform]
Rosanne Cash: The List [Manhattan]
Sarandon/Membranes: Spike Milligan’s Tape 7″ [Slumberland]
Slits: Trapped Animal [Narnack]
Spinto Band: Slim & Slender EP [Park the Van Records]
Sufjan Stevens/Osso: Run Rabbit Run [Asthmatic Kitty]
Supercluster: Waves [Cloud Recordings]
Thank You: Pathetic Magic [Thrill Jockey]
Th’Inbred: Legacy of Fertility V.1 [Alternative Tentacles]
Three Mile Pilot: “Planets/Grey Clouds” 7″ [Temporary Residence]
Toro y Moi: “Blessa” 7″ [Carpark]
Vic Chesnutt: Skitter On Take-Off [Vapor]
Wadada Leo Smith: Spiritual Dimensions [Cuneiform]
White Hills: Dead EP [Thrill Jockey]
White Mystery/BlackApple: Split 7″ [Whistler]
Yura Yura Teikoku: “Dekinai/Sweet Surrender” 12″ [DFA]

10-12

Editors: In This Light and on This Evening [Kitchenware] [UK release]
Fuck Buttons: Tarot Sport [ATP] [UK release]
Luciano: Tribute to the Sun [Cadenza] [International release]
Wolfmother: Cosmic Egg [Modular/Interscope] [European release]

10-13

Andrew Bird: “Anonanimal”/”See the Enemy” 7″ [Fat Possum]
Anti-Pop Consortium: Fluorescent Black [Big Dada] [U.S. release]
Baroness: Blue Record [Relapse]
Bear in Heaven: Beast Rest Forth Mouth [Hometapes]
Beaten Awake: Thunder$troke [Fat Possum]
Bell Horses: This Loves Last Time [Try Square]
Black Feelings: Black Feelings [Alien 8]
BOAT: Setting the Paces [Magic Marker]
Bob Dylan: Christmas in the Heart [Columbia]
Broadcast & the Focus Group: Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age [Warp]
CANT/Arthur Russell split 7″ [Terrible]
Chinese Stars: Heaven on Speed Dial [Anchor Brian]
Coma: Crystal 12″ [Kompakt]
Del the Funky Homosapien/Tame One: Parallel Uni-Verse [Gold Dust]
Digital Leather: Warm Brother [Fat Possum]
Echo and the Bunnymen: The Fountain [Ocean Rain]
Fanfario: Reservoir [Canvasback/Atlantic]
The Flaming Lips: Embryonic [Warner Bros.]
Forro In the Dark: Light a Candle [In Grooves]
Godflesh: Pure/Cold World [Earache][3xCD reissue]
Grant Lee Phillips: Little Moon [Yep Roc]
Grooms: Rejoicer [Death By Audio]
Har Mar Superstar: Dark Touches [Dilettante Recordings]
Harper Simon: Harper Simon [Vagrant]
Hi Red Center: Assemble [Joyful Noise]
Hudson Mohawke: Butter [Warp]
J Dilla: Dillanthology 3 [Rapster]
Jodis: Secret House [Hydra Head]
Kaito: Trust [Kompakt]
Lackthereof: Retrospective 1998-2008 or When I was a Christian Emo Twenty-Something [FILMgeurrero]
Lightning Bolt: Earthly Delights [Load]
Little Girls: Concepts [Paper Bag]
Little Wings: Wonder City [Knw-Yr-Own][reissue]
Luciano: Tribute to the Sun [Cadenza] [US release]
Majority Rule: Interviews with David [MagicBullet][CD/LP reissue]
MV & EE: Barn Nova [Ecstatic Peace!]
Nellie McKay: Normal as Blueberry Pie [Verve]
Neon Indian: Psychic Chasms [Lefse]
Nihill: Grond [Hydra Head]
Olafur Arnalds: Found Sounds [Erased Tapes]
Peanut Butter Wolf: 45 Live 7″ Box Set [Stones Throw]
Piano Magic: Ovations [Darla]
The Raincoats: The Raincoats [Kill Rock Stars][Vinyl-only reissue]
Small Black: Small Black [CassClub]
Sole and the Skyrider Band: Plastique [Fake Four Inc.]
Spider Bags: “Teenage Eyes” 7″ [Odessa]
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down: Know Better Learn Faster [Kill Rock Stars]
Think About Life: Family [Alien8]
Thomas Function: In the Valley of Sickness [Fat Possum]
Tinariwen: Imidiwan: Companions [World Village]
Viva Voce: Rose City [Jealous Butcher]
Warpaint: Exquisite Corpse EP [Manimal Vinyl][physical release]

10-19

Beak>: Beak> [Invada][UK release]
Efterklang: Performing Parades CD/DVD [Leaf] [UK release]
Julian Casablancas: Phrazes for the Young [RCA] [UK release]
Sufjan Stevens: The BQE DVD/CD [Rough Trade] [UK release]
White Rainbow: New Clouds [Kranky]
Various Artists: 5: 5 Years of Hyperdub [Hyperdub] [UK release]

10-20

60 Watt Kid: We Come From the Bright Side [Absolutely Kosher]
Akron/Family: “River” 7″ [Dead Oceans]
Alasdair Roberts: Wyrd Meme 12″ [Drag City]
Alec Ounsworth: Mo Beauty [Anti-]
Atlas Sound: Logos [Kranky]
Bats: Don’t You Rise 7″ [Slumberland]
Beak>: Beak> [Ipecac] [U.S. release]
Bloody Beetroots: “Awesome [ft. Cool Kids]” 12″ [Downtown]
Chll Pll: Aggressively Humble [Porter]
Clare and the Reasons: Arrow [Frog Stand]
Cococoma: Things Are Not All Right [Goner]
Converge: Axe to Fall [Epitaph]
Dark Meat: Truce Opium [Emergency Umbrella]
DJ Tiësto: Kaleidoscope [Ultra]
Do Make Say Think: Other Truths [Constellation]
Doveman: The Conformist [Brassland]
Efterklang: Performing Parades CD/DVD [Leaf] [U.S. release]
El Perro Del Mar: Love Is Not Pop [Control Group]
Elvis Perkins in Dearland: The Doomsday EP [XL]
Espers: III [Drag City/Wichita] [U.S. release]
Excepter: Black Beach [Paw Tracks]
Falty DL: Bravery EP [Planet Mu]
Flight of the Concords: I Told You I Was Freaky [Sub Pop]
Florence and the Machine: Lungs [Island][U.S. physical release]
Former Ghosts: Fleurs [Upset the Rhythm]
Frankie and the Outs: “Thee Only One” 7″ single [Slumberland]
Fuck Buttons: Tarot Sport [ATP][U.S. Release]
Get Back Guinozzi!: Carpet Madness [FatCat]
Glass Ghost: Idol Omen [Western Vinyl]
Gregory Webster: “Promised Land” 7″ [Slumberland]
Irmin Schmidt: Filmmusik Anthology [Mute]
Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard: One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Music from Kerouac’s Big Sur [Atlantic]
Julian Casablancas: Phrazes for the Young [RCA] [U.S. release]
Kings of Convenience: Declaration of Dependence [Virgin]
Lissy Trullie: Self-Taught Learner EP [Downtown] [reissue]
Little Dragon: Machine Dreams [Peacefrog]
Nancy Elizabeth: Wrought Iron [Leaf]
Majeure: Timespan 2xLP [Temporary Residence Ltd.]
Maps: Turning the Mind [Mute]
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson: Summer of Fear [Saddle Creek]
Mountains: Etching [Thrill Jockey]
Old Canes: Feral Harmonic [Saddle Creek]
Old Lights: Every Night Begins the Same [St. Ives]
OOIOO: Armonico Hewa [Thrill Jockey]
Parenthetical Girls: The Scottish Play: Wherein the Group Parenthetical Girls Pay Well-intentioned (If Occasionally Misguided) Tribute to the Works of Ivor Cutler 10″ [Tomlab]
Pontiak: Sea Voids EP [Thrill Jockey]
Pylon: Chomp More [DFA][reissue]
The Pixies: Minotaur (Limited Edition) [Artist in Residence] [5xCD/5xLP/6xDVD/6xBlu-ray/2xBK box set]
Richard Youngs: Under Stellar Stream [Jagjaguwar]
Russian Circles: Geneva [Suicide Squeeze]
Silver Starling: Silver Starling [Last Gang]
Spiral Stairs: The Real Feel [Matador]
Sufjan Stevens: The BQE DVD/LP [Asthmatic Kitty] [U.S. release]
Themselves: CrownsDown [Anticon]
Tickley Feather: Hors d’Oeuvres [Paw Tracks]
Tropa Macaca: Sensação do Princípio [Siltbreeze]
Various Artists: 5: 5 Years of Hyperdub [Hyperdub] [U.S. release]
Various Artists: Black Dynamite OST [Wax Poetics]
White Denim: Fits [Downtown]
White Mice: Ganjahovahdose [20 Buck Spin]

10-26

M.A.N.D.Y.: The Mix Collection [Renaissance]
Morrissey: Swords [Polydor] [UK release]
R.E.M.: Live at the Olympia [Warner Bros.]

10-27

Broadfield Marchers: Displayed In Reflections [Rainbow Quartz]
CFCF: Continent [Paper Bag]
Cobra Killer: Uppers & Downers [Monika]
Dam-Funk: Toeachizown [Stones Throw]
Devendra Banhart: What Will We Be [Warner]
DOOM: Unexpected Guests [Gold Dust]
Fela Kuti: The Best of the Black President [Knitting Factory Records][reissue]
Fight Amp: Manners & Praise [Translation Loss]
Gift of Gab: Escape 2 Mars [Cornerstone Recording Arts Society]
Guano Padano: Guano Padano [Important]
Holy Sons: Criminals Return [Important]
Horse Feathers: “Cascades” 7″ [Kill Rock Stars]
It’s Casual: New Los Angeles [Friendly Hills Recording Co.]
James Husband: A Parallax I [Polyvinyl]
Jesu: Opiate Sun EP [Caldo Verde]
Jozef Van Wissem: Ex-Patris [Important]
Junk Culture: West Coast [Illegal Art]
Katsen: It Hertz! [Shelflife]
Matias Aguayo: Ay Ay Ay [Kompakt]
Merzbow: Bird Series Volume Ten [Important]
Michael Jackson: This Is It 2CD Soundtrack [Epic/Columbia]
Neon Indian: Psychic Chasms [Lefse]
Pelican: What We All Come to Need [Southern Lord]
Phill Niblock: Touch Strings [Touch] [2CD]
Ocean: Pantheon of the Lesser [Important]
Pink Martini: Splendor in the Grass [Heinz]
Pyramids with Nadja: Pyramids with Nadja [Hydra Head]
Saviours: Accelerated Living [Kemado]
Sean Lennon: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern [Chimera Music
Seven Storey Mountain: Seven Storey Mountain [Important]
Shrinebuilder: Shrinebuilder [Neurot]
The Sight Below: Murmer EP [Ghostly International]
Sun Ra Arkestra: Heliocentric Worlds V.2 [ESP-Disk]
Tegan and Sara: Sainthood [Sire]
U2: The Unforgettable Fire [Mercury][reissue]
Various Artists: Fire In My Bones: Raw + Rare + Other-Worldly African-American Gospel [3CD] [Tomkins Square]
Wolfmother: Cosmic Egg [Modular/Interscope] [U.S. release]

10-28

Acrylics: All of the Fire 10″ EP [Terrible Records]

NOVEMBER

11-02

Espers: III [Drag City/Wichita] [UK release]
Slayer: World Painted Blood [Columbia/American] [International Release]

11-03

Arrington de Dionyso: Malaikat Dan Singa [K]
Bat For Lashes: Two Suns [Astralwerks] [CD+DVD special edition]
Brilliant Colors: Introducing [Slumberland]
Citay: Remixes LP [Dead Oceans]
Cold Cave: Love Comes Close [Matador][reissue]
Curtis Harvey: Box of Stones [FatCat]
David Bazan: “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” b/w “Say it Isn’t Greensleeves (A Chance at Christmas)” 7″ [Suicide Squeeze]
David Bowie: Aladdin Sane [Capitol] [2LP][reissue]
David Bowie: Diamond Dogs [Capitol] [2LP][reissue]
David Bowie: Space Oddity: Deluxe Edition [Virgin/EMI][reissue]
David Bowie: Young Americans [Capitol][reissue]
Efterklang & Danish Chamber Orchestra – Performing Parades [Leaf] [CD+DVD]
Felix: You Are the One I Pick [Kranky]
Foo Fighters: Foo Fighters Greatest Hits [Roswell/RCA]
Guided by Voices: Suitcase 3: Up We Go Now [Guided By Voices Inc.]
Half-Handed Cloud: Cut Me Down and Count My Rings [Asthmatic Kitty]
Helen Money: In Tune [Table of Elements]
Holopaw: Oh Glory, Oh Wilderness [Bakery Outlet]
Ikonika: Smuck 12″ [Planet Mu]
Jookabox: Dead Zone Boys [Asthmatic Kitty]
King Khan & the BBQ Show: Invisible Girl [In the Red/Paper Bag]
Laarks: An Exaltation of Laarks [Absolutely Kosher]
Lymbyc Systym: Shutter Release [Mush]
Mary Onettes: Islands [Labrador]
Max Richter: Memoryhouse [FatCat][reissue]
Molina & Johnson: Molina & Johnson [Secretly Canadian]
Morrissey: Swords [Polydor] [U.S. release]
Múm: Sing Along to Songs You Don’t Know [Euphono][2xLP U.S. release only]
Nesey Gallons: Eyes & Eyes & Eyes Ago [Hurrah for Karamazov / Cloud]
Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea [Merge][180g vinyl reissue]
Neutral Milk Hotel: On Avery Island [Merge][180g vinyl reissue]
Nirvana: Bleach [Sub Pop][reissue]
Ola Podrida: Belly of the Lion [Western Vinyl]
On Fillmore: Extended Vacation [Dead Oceans]
Slayer: World Painted Blood [Columbia/American] [U.S. Release]
Sleep Whale: Houseboat [Western Vinyl]
Stricken City: Songs About People [The Kora]
Subeena: “Solidify” 12″ [Planet Mu]
The Swimmers: People Are Soft [Mad Dragon]
Syntaks: Ylajali [Ghostly International]
Systems Officer: Underslept [Temporary Residence Ltd.]
Useless Eaters: “Sucked In” 7″ [Goner]
Various Artists: Goner Fest 4 [Goner]
Vitalic: Flashmob [Different/PIAS] [U.S. release, out now in Europe]
Weezer: Raditude [Geffen]

11-09

The Killers: Live at the Royal Albert Hall CD/DVD [Island] [UK release]
Lake Heartbeat: Trust in Numbers [Service] [UK release]

11-10

Asobi Seksu: Rewolf [Polyvinyl]
Cave In: EP [Hydra Head]
Dead Meadow: David Peel Sessions [Xemu]
DJ/Rupture: Solar Life Raft [The Agriculture]
Javelin: “Javelin” 12″ [Thrill Jockey]
The Killers: Live at the Royal Albert Hall CD/DVD [Island] [U.S. release]
Merzbow: Bird Series Volume Eleven [Important]
Midnight Masses: Rapture Ready, I Gazed at the Body [Collect]
Miles Davis: The Complete Columbia Album Collection [Columbia/Legacy]
Pants Yell!: Recieved Pronunciation [Slumberland]
Ray Davies: The Kinks Choral Collection [Decca]
Robin Crutchfield: The Hidden Folk [Important]
Robyn Hitchcock: I Often Dream of Trains in New York [Yep Roc]
Various Artists: The Harmonic Series: A Compilation of Music Works in Just Intonation [Important]

11-16

Spiritualized: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space [Sony][reissue]

11-17

Annie: Don’t Stop [Smalltown Supersound]
Felt: Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez [Rhymesayers]
Kid Sister: Ultraviolet [Downtown Music]
Nurse With Wound: Space Music [Beta-Lactum Ring]
Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City [Hear Music/Concord Music Group]
Real Estate: Real Estate [Woodsist]
Robin Guthrie: Songs to Help My Children Sleep EP [Darla]
Tape Deck Mountain: Ghost [Lefse]

11-23

Rose Elinor Dougall: “Fallen Over” [Scarlett Music]

11-24

Miracle Condition: Miracle Condition [Tizona]
Numero Group: Light: On the South Side/Pepper’s Jukebox [Book+2LP][Numero Group]
Various Artists: Daptone Gold [Daptone]

DECEMBER

TBA

Mi Ami: “Cut Men” 12″ [Thrill Jockey]

JANUARY

TBA
Charlotte Gainsbourg: IRM [Because]

01-11

Vampire Weekend: Contra [XL] [UK release]

01-12

Blunt Mechanic: World Record [Barsuk]
Final Fantasy: Heartland [Domino]
Malakai: Ugly Side of Love [Domino]
OK Go: Of the Blue Colour of the Sky [Capitol]
Vampire Weekend: Contra [XL] [U.S. release]

01-19

RJD2: The Colossus [RJ’s Electrical Connections]

OTHER RELEASES TBA

Beach House: TBA [Sub Pop]
David Bowie: Station to Station [TBA][reissue]
Dr. Dog: TBA [Anti-]
Jack Rose: Luck in the Valley [Thrill Jockey]
The Love Language: TBA [Merge]
Matthew Herbert: One Pig [TBA]
Mi Ami: TBA [Thrill Jockey]
Smashing Pumpkins: Teargarden by Kaleidyscope [Self-released]
Tokyo Police Club: TBD [Mom & Pop]