Welcome to the Bleep Weekly Roundup, our guide to the best new releases. Our album of the week is 'Man Alive!', the latest and one of the best King Krule albums to date. Our single of the week is a match made in heaven as Surgeon debuts on Ilian Tape.
Elsewhere it brings us great sadness to share Andrew Weatherall's final record with you after his untimely passing earlier this week. Safe travels Andrew. Grimes releases another fantastic album via 4AD, we have a couple of very limited Furthur Electronix releases by Chris Moss Acid and Khan respectively, a braindance comp featuring artists such as BOT1500 and D'Arcangelo on Massage Brain Cult, minimal wave courtesy of Stroom and a debut release by the Berlin-based Climate Of Fear crew via тпсб.
There are a bunch of releases back in stock from Hyperdub, such as Fatima Al Qadiri and Burial, Smagghe & Cross on Offen Music and Anthony Naples' 'Fog FM' record. Notable pre-orders include new albums from Yves Tumor on Warp, Nathan Fake on Cambria Instruments and Hodge on Houndstooth, the latter two of which we have Bleep Exclusive colours for.
Finally, be sure to check our latest Bleep Mix which this week comes from Dial affiliate Carsten Jost to celebrate 20 years of Dial.
Album of the Week
King Krule – Man Alive!
This record is more focussed than its predecessor, 2017’s rambling The Ooz. While that album was an amalgamation of styles, Man Alive! finds Marshall spending more time in the woozier end of his soundworld. The vocal that characterised much of his earlier work is barely heard here, and bar a couple of antsy post-punk numbers in the album’s opening third the record largely shuffles along at mid-pace. Only on A New Place 2 Drown, the 2015 full-length that Marshall put out under his given name, has he sounded more cerebral.
Single / EP of the Week
Surgeon – The Golden Sea
Surgeon has released records on a few different labels down the years, but new EP The Golden Sea represents the Birmingham techno legend’s debut drop on The Zenker Brothers’ Ilian Tape imprint. It makes for an intriguing link-up - while many of Ilian Tape’s previous catalogue numbers may bear a little influence of Surgeon’s sound, the label’s releases have often been a little more melodious than the uncompromising, often rather caustic techno with which the Surgeon name has become synonymous.
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- BOT1500, D'Arcangelo, Mause, Jessica Walrus, fxbip, Velum Break
- Massage Brain Cult
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