Profuse apologies, once again, for sketchy service over the past week or so: a lot of grappling with the print mag on my plate, which has meant the blog’s been passed over, unfortunately.

Profuse apologies, once again, for sketchy service over the past week or so: a lot of grappling with the print mag on my plate, which has meant the blog’s been passed over, unfortunately.



Still been playing records, though, not all of them great. Among the good stuff, though, let me flag up: Dylan LeBlanc once more, which I really must write about; the new 200-guitar monolith from Rhys Chatham; Bryan Ferry’s oddly thrilling return on top of a Moroderish Berlin throbber; and the Grinderman album, which vastly improves with every listen. Les Savy Fav’s just arrived, and sounds pretty good thus far.

1 Superpitcher – Kilimanjaro (Kompakt)

2 The Sexual Objects – Midnight Boycow (Creeping Bent)

3 Magic Kids – Memphis (True Panther Sounds)

4 Crocodiles – Sleep Forever (Fat Possum)

5 Dylan LeBlanc – Paupers Field (Rough Trade)

6 Niagara – Niagara/Afire/Sub (MIG)

7 Prince Rama – Shadow Temple (Paw Tracks)

8 Shit Robot – From The Cradle To The Rave (Shit Robot)

9 Rhys Chatham – A Crimson Grail (Nonesuch)

10 Solar Bears – She Was Coloured In (Planet Mu)

11 Grinderman – Grinderman 2 (Mute)

12 Nick Garrie – The Nightmare Of JB Stanislas (Elefant)

13 Bryan Ferry/DJ Hell (Youtube)

14 The Black Angels – Phosphene Dream (Blue Horizon)

15 James Blackshaw – All Is Falling (Young God)

16 Ballake Sissoko/Vincent Segal – Chamber Music (No Format)

17 Panda Bear – Slow Motion (Paw Tracks)

18 Laetitia Sadier – The Trip (Drag City)

19 BXI – Boris With Ian Astbury (Southern Lord)

20 Tricky – Mixed Race (Domino)

21 Les Savy Fav – Root For Ruin (Wichita)