Aphex Twin – Cheetah
After 2014’s much-lauded Syro (the first album as Aphex Twin for 13 years), a new five-track EP lands from Mr Richard James. The promo material is a neat parody of early 80s home computer adverts – let's hope the music is as good. Available in all formats including cassette – if you must.
Aphex Twin - CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]
The Avalanches – Wildflower
It's only 16 years since the release of their hugely acclaimed debut album Since I Left You and probably a dozen since fans gave up hope of seeing a follow-up, but here we have it. Wildflower is modestly described as "nothing less than The Beach Boys’ 'Smile' reimagined in the Daisy Age - a mind-bending cartoon road movie that’s best viewed with closed eyes and an open mind".
The Avalanches - Colours
Róisín Murphy – Take Her Up to Monto
After a delightfully eccentric performance at Glastonbury of sarcastic whimsy and endless hat and costume changes, the restlessly mischievous Murphy releases her fourth studio album, jam-packed with humorously ironic and innovative electronica.
Róisín Murphy - Ten Miles High
Badbadnotgood – IV
IV continues the Canadians' forward thinking progression, sounding something like a jam session in space between Can, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, Weather Report, Arthur Russell and MF DOOM. Features a guest vocal performance from Future Islands' Sam Herring on this track which has a ‘slowww' groove.
Badbadnotgood – Time Moves Slow
Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis
The seventh album from Simon Neil and co: "If the last records were kind of Ridley Scott, then this one is more John Waters. It’s quite dirty!” Still got that massive sound but they've been dabbling with programming...
Biffy Clyro – Wolves Of Winter