Browsing Category : Records (and such)

All My Records Episode 1


Having moved about 4000 records to a third house in three years I’m getting ready to concede that there is a possibility that my wife and parents are right, I’m never going to listen to them all again. And that’s sad, because although I’d consider myself equal parts collector and selector, records are meant to be played. Like a lot…

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The Dead Albatross Music Prize 2017


Hazar! The Dead Albatross Music Prize has officially rolled around for 2017! The season for the award show launched on Wednesday night with Paul Ackroyd aka Kamikaze announcing this year’s shortlist inside a three-hour special on Reel Rebels Radio. For the uninitiated the Dead Albatross Music Prize was kicked off by Paul in 2013 to recognise the best records to…

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Elisha Morningstar – ‘MTS’ Cassette [Canti Magneti]


When it’s all too hectic I can usually find some solace in field recordings. My favourite forms of these manipulations sit somewhere between a podcast and musique concrete, able to hit on the startling familiarity that you might find in hearing another’s voice in discussion with you versus audio treats made from unexpected sources. I recently picked up MTS, a…

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Assel – ‘This Will Not Stand’ LP [Where To Now?]


Anyone else sick of the pre-order hype? With the exception of Akira, who’s label have said that they’ll ensure there’s enough for everybody incidentally, I’m well over being pimped bs”limited” and “pre-order necessary” records that seem to make their own labels nervous. If you’re a record label you should be able to back yourself and your roster on release, just…

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Switched On: A Link to The Past


The 8- and 16-bit games that soundtracked my 90’s youth have been going through a revival the last few years, with the likes of Koji Kondo and Hip Tanaka getting the long overdue status they deserve across a more mainstream audience. LP releases from Konami Kukeiha Club, an increase in 8-bit sampling and the brilliant Diggin’ In The Carts series…

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Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – ‘Two Orb Reel’ LP [More Than Human]


As with many of our favourite improvisational and experimental artists, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – more often credited as Robert Lowe and arguably better known for his work under the name Lichens – has evolved his art for decades across multiple disciplines. In recent years he’s been turning heads in the film medium, mostly as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist composer but…

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