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Album review: Cluster – ‘Cluster 71’: the German electronica scene on the cusp of breaking through, lovingly reissued

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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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The dedicated Love As Fiction Records is continuing with its valuable project of reissuing classic antipodean albums on vinyl – albums that more often than not were only released on CD in the nineties and early two thousands. Following up on their reissue of Big Heavy Stuff’s ‘Size of the Ocean’ last year, it is …

This feels a bit like Light In The Attic territory but the wonderful Soundway Records have scooped a real lost gem here. They’ll be re-releasing the one and only self-titled album by Circus Underwater from 1984 and coming to shelves near you in newly mastered form on 15th September. It’s a record that’s long been …

“The Melvins Complete Atlantic Recordings” is a comprehensive compilation album, which has now been reissued by Cherry Red Records in 2023. Originally released in 1996 that encompasses the band’s output during their major-label tenure with Atlantic Records. The Melvins, known for their influential contributions to the sludge and alternative metal genres, embarked on a brief …

I bought my very first Cherry Red Records release in 1980, when San Francisco punk legends, Dead Kennedys, released their second single, the seminal “Holidays In Cambodia”, their first of four 7” records for the label. Celebrating their 45th year with a slew of anniversary releases, formed in 1978, Cherry Red Records is a British independent record …

We Are Busy Bodies are on the case again, dipping into the firmament of Latin-jazz heritage. After the ultra-hip Virgilio Armas re-issues last year (check the Backseat Mafia review from October), the label has kept up its Venezuelan focus and dug deep to re-release Elegua’s enticingly rare self-titled album on May 19th. Originally out in …

When all else seems dark and gloomy now that Dark Mofo has finished in Hobart and all some of us are are left with are the cold clammy hands of COVID grasping at our throats, the news of a remastered reissue of the debut album from one of the best bands in the world, Underground …

AS WELL as hosting a whole stable of contemporary bands that are mainly spinning in the leftfield electronics and synthpop galaxies, Hamburg’s Bureau B has also been doing sterling work in curating the krautrock archive, keeping the torch burning with deep dives into the unreleased tapes of Conrad Schnitzler, reissuing lost gems and offering that …

WITH the Can Live In Stuttgart 1975 set out in the racks now and being eagerly devoured and analysed by fans, Mute and Spoon Records already have the next live set from the actually legendary Can ready on the runway. We’re just two weeks away from the release of the second, sprawling, transporting and wholly …

WHEN shoegaze was so cruelly traduced by the British inkies, dazzle-eyed by their enthralment with the twin coming of grunge and early Britpop, us aficionados shed a quiet tear for a lovely sound, a gorgeous aesthetic seemingly consigned to the history books; but you can’t, as we can see in retrospect, keep a great idea …

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.