Welcome to our weekly update, a highlights package of the week in Repressed Records.
Firstly, what have we enjoyed listening to this week? Bass Clef - Acid Tracts is a 2 lp set of minimal, wobbly, strange yet catchy techno from the UK in 2013. It’s been on non-stop here for over a year. Still enjoying the new John Maus LP “Screen Memories”. Walks a great line between irony and menace. Listening to the Mana EP (mentioned below). Strange, dark mysterious vibe goin’ on. I always like a sense of mystery, so naturally the first thing i’ll do is go online and Google them. More Hyperdub stuff in this week mentioned below Die Kreuzen's first LP is fulfilling my punk needs this week. A really unique but still blistering album. A whole bunch of 2nd hand vinyl, CD's and books has come in last week or so. Some really great titles going out next few days..
Stroppies - Self Titled LP Featuring members from many Melbourne and UK bands (Claudia is originally from London) including Dick Diver, Primetime, Possible Humans, White Walls, Boomgates, The Stevens, See/Saw to name a few. Tape sold out in no time. I think the record will too, so get on it.
JLIN - Black Origami LP Minimal but hectic two lp set on Planet Mu. If you like DJ Rashad or RP Boo, you’ll definitely get into this we think. She’s playing at Carriageworks soon too.
Lee Gamble - Mnestic Pressure LP His last few albums have been great, so can’t wait to hear his new one on Hyperdub. “ absorbing the physical and mental pressures of life in London and online an elusively abstract style that conveys the daily bombardment of the senses”
Damien Dubrovnik - Great Many Arrows LP Posh Isolation’s core duo - Loke Rahbek (Croatian Amor) and Christian Stadsgaard aka Damian Dubrovnik,. Takes its title from a historic archery competition in Kyoto, Japan!
Jabu - Sleep Heavy LP debut album of broken-hearted, downtempo R&B/street-soul and atmospheric, introspective electronics on Blackest Ever Black
Pessimist - Self Titled LP also on Blackest Ever Black, finally got a few of these in on vinyl. "radically, and successfully, reinvented/deconstructed the jungle-techno relationship. In fact Pessimist makes drum 'n bass work as techno"
Princess Nokiah - Self Titled LP (Out Friday the 10th of November)
Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights (Clear Vinyl) (Friday)
Fatima Al Qadiri - Shaneera 12”
Mana - Creature EP
Aine O’Dwyer - Gallarais LP
Bruce Russell - Metallic OK 2CD
Helta Skelta - Nightclubbin 7” Perth punks are back!
Television Personalities Re-issues of Mommy, You’re Not Watching Me, Painted World and And Don’t The Kids Just Love It. Along with Swell maps, one of the best of 80’s UK DIY I reckon.
Max Easton will bring his new book in about the mighty Country Teasers tomorrow. It's called Nothing Please; I Like The Country Teasers, following on from 'Life Makes Me Nervous; I Like the Butthole Surfers' and 'Barely Human; I Like Randy Newman,' it charters the career of Glaswegian 'evil country band,' the Country Teasers
Also, don't forget the mighty Nots
from Memphis are playing the Marrickville bowlo in a couple of weeks! Info here