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News: Def Leppard announce Hysteria – 30th anniversary reissues

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Not Forgotten: Blonde Redhead – Masculin féminin

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Reissue: Rush – 2112

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Outtakes these nominally may be, but a decade on these tracks would have all seen a parallel life in the 12″ and the like; a format which was only just starting to find its viability Stateside at this point in the Seventies. And remember not just that these ten tracks are culled from a year or more’s intense creative fire, but that those sessions gave birth to three albums. It’s an album for intense post-dusk savouring, soundscapes to fall sideways down the rabbit hole into, deep and otherworldly sonic immersion from one of the greatest electronic music brains.

CANADIAN label We Are Busy Bodies has unearthed a proper dose of jazz-funk sunshine, South African outfit The Drive’s 1975 set Can You Feel It?; and the label has dropped the title track from that set to tempt you out into the rays for the full album repress. It’s a loose groove, big on the …

RADIO BIRDMAN founder and garage rock legend Deniz Tek is to have his ’92 solo outing featuring The Stooges’ Ron Asheton, Take It To The Vertical, lovingly reissued by Wild Honey Records on March 19th. The album, which also features former cohort in Radio Birdman Chris Masuak, was previously issued by Red Eye Records and …

You thought every stone had been overturned in the quest for any last garage-punk nuggets of note? You’d be wrong. Get your white drainpipes and chelsea boots on for this cracking Zambian garage album from the early Seventies

IF YOU’RE the kinda person who likes shoegazing to be actual, y’know, shoegazing – that deep, complex bleed of guitars and thicketed, soundscapes, the one which Slowdive do in an unparalleled way – then maybe you need to become acquainted with Slow Crush, the darker perfumed Belgian band fronted by Mancunian Isa Holliday. The band’s …

Drag City dig deep, strike fortune: Bill Stone’s album rings down the decades and it’s really sweet. Sure it’s a little rough ’round the edges, but that’s absolutely part of the charm; you can hear these songs live and breathe, the actual moment of their realisation. Real and delightful

I’ve admittedly slept on Ohio experimental hip-hop artist Eugenius when his album, Midlife, dropped in late 2020. Which is criminal given my appreciation of Death Grips, the sorely missed MF Doom and Danny Brown’s Atrocity Exhibition. Midlife by Eugenius Originally released in October, Eugenius’ fifth album “combines elements of hip hop, industrial, pop, noise and …

LONDON’S Gearbox Recotds is carrying the torch and keeping the analogue fires burning from its own bespoke production facility in the capital, has unearthed some proper jazz treasure: a quartet of sides that Don Cherry cut for Danish Radio in the mid-Sixties; and the label is issuing ’em on wax, strickly mono, 45rpm. How about …

Loud, fast and forgotten: DIY punk nuggets are unearthed in this vinyl compilation spanning The Disco Zombies’ career

BELGIAN synthpop originators ‘n’ pranksters Telex have announced they’re going into partnership with Mute, the very first realisation of which is a career retrospective in This is Telex, a new 14-track compilation, featuring new mixes of 12 classics from the oeuvre and a brace of previously unreleased tracks. This is Telex will be released on limited …