KLF Undeleted! Everything you need to know

We knew 2021 was going to be good, but maybe not this good. When The KLF exited the music business in 1992, they deleted their entire back catalogue rendering their entire musical output – save for some remixes, and licenses to labels in North America – unavailable. But at midnight last night, they started to spring back to life. Eight classic videos have been remastered … Continue reading KLF Undeleted! Everything you need to know

The 10 Most Captivating Scenes in Sigue Sigue Sputnik’s Cinematic Universe

At long last, Sigue Sigue Sputnik are getting some post-factus press recognition. Helped no end by a relatively deluxe reissue of debut album Flaunt It, which is available now via HD Streaming (and also available on compact disc). All of this is great news for us because, while we stream Flaunt It anew, we can dive back into the cast of characters, set pieces, images, … Continue reading The 10 Most Captivating Scenes in Sigue Sigue Sputnik’s Cinematic Universe

The NSFW downtempo delights of Belau

Nu-wave, chillwave, surfing on sine waves… If any of these references mean something to you, we would highly recommend the new music of Hungarian duo Belau. To say nothing of their vinyl and videos. Colourwave by Belau is out now and – as you can see – is quite a thing of beauty. 180g splatter vinyl, limited to just 150 units in a heavyweight (5mm-spined) … Continue reading The NSFW downtempo delights of Belau

John Lennon & Yoko Ono ‎– Life With The Lions

To kick off our celebrations of John Lennon’s 80th birthday, we’re going where no other music magazine has ever been before: on a deep dive into one of his most inspired and challenging albums ever: John & Yoko’s Unfinished Music No.2, Life With The Lions. Perhaps the highest-selling Avant-Garde album in music history – Lennon claimed it sold 60,000 copies in the US alone, versus 25,000 for Two Virgins – drop the needle on a copy and join Ian Peel for a slice of life with the Lennons… Continue reading John Lennon & Yoko Ono ‎– Life With The Lions

Coil – Musick to Play in the Dark

Coil’s most celebrated and hallucinatory creation, Musick To Play In The Dark is set to be reissued for the first time in over 20 years, on double (purple and black) vinyl editions with the complete, unedited versions of each song and an exclusive “D-side” vinyl art etching. Out 27 November on Dais Records. Housed in a sturdy matte jacket with embossed lettering and spot-gloss design … Continue reading Coil – Musick to Play in the Dark

Electronic – Electronic

Electronic – Electronic

Previously released on heavyweight vinyl in 2015, Rhino’s new pressing is oddly timed: Electronic turns 30 next year. It also downgrades the album to regular vinyl, though at £17 it’s at least much cheaper, too – including for a limited white vinyl pressing. The other difference is, for some reason, substituting the sleeve’s original (and definitive, if you ask me! — Ed.) orange landscape for … Continue reading Electronic – Electronic

Mr Scruff on Kraftwerk and his ten choice cuts

With his 31-track DJ Kicks mix out on 27 March, the acclaimed producer and DJ rifles through his collection and picks 10 choice cuts…Kraftwerk’s Computer World? “40 years on since the dawn of the 1980s and this still sounds as fresh as ever. This had such an influence on the young producers who were just getting their hands on newly affordable drum machines and synths. Numbers is the absolute peak of ripply electronic asteroid funk.” Continue reading Mr Scruff on Kraftwerk and his ten choice cuts

Craven Faults on his latest album for The Leaf Label

The true identity of the artist recording under the name Craven Faults is cloaked in secrecy. What we do know, however, is that the modular synth master has released three highly regarded EPs (known collectively as the Lowfold Works Trilogy) and a compelling debut album, Erratics & Unconformities, which hit the racks earlier this year… Continue reading Craven Faults on his latest album for The Leaf Label

Kelly Lee Owens on her new album for Smalltown Supersound

My new album is… called Inner Song, the music was written and recorded over a 35-day period. With this album, I allowed the ideas to flow more freely. On the previous release, I would try to produce and sculpt the sounds before I was able to let the idea fully flourish, which creates something else, but with this one the ideas were fully respected and … Continue reading Kelly Lee Owens on her new album for Smalltown Supersound