May 2016:
Zully Adler – Casual Junk (Second Edition) (House Rules, 2016)
Officer! – Never Mind The Bucket (forthcoming Blackest Ever Black / Life & Living)
John T. Gast – Invocations II (self-released, 2016)
Whitehouse – The Sound Of Being Alive (Susan Lawly, 2016)
David Kavanagh – The Creation Records Story: My Magpie Eyes Are Hungry For The Prize (Virgin, 2001)
Carla dal Forno – You Know What It’s Like (forthcoming Blackest Ever Black)
Richard Pinhas & John Livengood – Cyborg Sally (SouffleContinu, 2016)
Lerosa – IDLE038 (forthcoming Idle Hands)
Pandilla – Street Manifest (Project London Raw, 2016)
Futers – 12″ (777 Recordings, 2016)
Metropolis – Angstpolitiek (Pinkman Broken Dreams, 2016)
Joanne Harris – Gentlemen & Players (Doubleday, 2005)
Various – B12 Records Archive: Volume 5 (B12, 2009)


 

 

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Night School Records showcase at West Germany, Berlin, on Saturday 25 June: CC Dust, Liberation (electronic pop solo project of Rat Columns’ David West) and Apostille, plus Blackest’s own Carla dal Forno. More info here.


 

The latest episode of the Blackest Ever Black show on Berlin Community Radio has been archived and is now available to stream/download via Soundcloud and Mixcloud. No BEB tracks this month, all stuff from further afield, old and new, from the likes of BJ Cole, Disco Mantras, B.B. Seaton, Lutan Fyah, Fourth World Magazine, Eggs, Primal Scream and Hidden Operator.


 

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March/April 2016:
Jesse Jarnow – Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America (Da Capo Press, 2016)
Sue Townsend – Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (Michael Joseph, 1999)
Kevin Pearce – You Know The Name: The Lovers, The Dreamers, and Bobby Scott (Your Heart Out, 2015)
David Keenan – England’s Hidden Reverse (revised & expanded) (Strange Attractor Press, 2016)
The Invitation (dir. Karyn Kusama, 2015)
Mikey & Nicky (dir. Elaine May, 1976)
Stephen Armstrong – The White Island: The Extraordinary History of the Mediterranean’s Capital of Hedonism (Black Swan, 2005)


 

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Very excited to be DJing this Saturday at my favourite night in Berlin: Version, hosted by Orson and Hops. Expect sub-zero grime, dancehall, breakbeat and wave stuff from me, and all manner of impeccable, post-dubstep fwd business from the main men. Ohm, Berlin, 11pm-7am on Saturday 19 April.  More information here.


 

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January 2016:
Raime – Title TBA (forthcoming Blackest Ever Black)
David Bowie – Blackstar (ISO/Columbia/Sony, 2016)
Michael Peppiatt – Francis Bacon In Your Blood (Bloomsbury Circus, 2015)
The Guests – Red Scare ’15 (Wilsuns Recording Company, 2016)
Pessimist – Balaklava (forthcoming A14)
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement – unreleased tracks
Michael White – Popkiss: The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015)
Acre – Better Strangers (Tectonic, 2015)
Maureen Callahan – Champagne Supernova: Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and the 90s Renegades Who Remade Fashion (Simon & Schuster, 2015)
Naaahhh – Themes (forthcoming Blackest Ever Black)
Alex Ogg – Independence Days: The Story of UK Independent Record Labels (Cherry Red Books, 2009)
M. Del Rio – ‘Cleft Skull’ (forthcoming Personnel)
Topdown Dialectic – 09 (Aught, 2015)
Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll (BBC, 2016)
Paid Reach – I Ping (Paid Reach, 2015)
Sam Kidel – ? (forthcoming The Death Of Rave)
Dean Wareham & Britta Philips – Mistress America: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Moebius Literary / Editions Milan, 2015)


 

 

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Some records of the year.

LP/CD/CS:
Af Ursin – De Overkant (La Scie Dorée)
Blue Suede Platforms – S/T (All Gone)
Brunnen – Sometimes My Arms Bend Back (Vrystaete)
Coneheads – L.P.1 Aka 14 Year Old High School PC-Fascist Hype Lords Rip Off Devo For The Sake Of Extorting $$$ From Helpless Impressionable Midwestern Internet Peoplepunks L.P. (Erste Theke Tonträger)
Cooper Bowman – Uexkull ‎ (Altered States Tapes)
David West – Drop Out of Collage (Happy Endin’)
Diat – Positive Energy (Adagio 830 / Iron Lung)
Dubkasm vs Gorgon Sound – Live At The Trinity Centre (Peng Sound)
Enhet For Fri Musik – Dokument 1: Improvisationer Och Bandmusik For Vilt Dansande Sjalar (Holidays)
F ingers – Trilogy: They Got The Best Heart (Self-released)
The Frightening Lights – Untitled (Bruit Direct Disques)
Hour House – Chiltern (Penultimate Press)
Hutte – Child of The King (Сигнал)
John T. Gast – Excerpts (Planet Mu)
The Lloyd Pack – A Tribute (Amish)
LST – Th Duo (Another Dark Age)
O$VMV$M – O$VMV$M (Idle Hands)
Pigeons – The Bower (MIE Music)
Russell St Bombings – Russell St Bombings (Smartguy)
Schoolhouse – Herd (Tombed Visions)
Toilet Roll Dolls – Toilet Roll Dolls (Breakdance The Dawn)

12″/10″/7″:
Beatrice Dillon – Face A/B (Where To Now?)
Busen – Busen (General Elektro)
Chiwiniso – Zvichapera (Nyami Nyami)
Codex Empire – Kingsevil (Aufnahme + Wiedergabe)
DJ Slyngshot – Battlecat (YAPPIN)
DJ Sotofett – TDD-DDRR-IPP MIX (Laton)
Domenique Dumont – Comme Ça (Antinote)
Felix K & Wan2 – Antitheorie (Hidden Hawaii)
Flesh World – Just To Tear Me Down (Iron Lung)
Mix-O-Rap – For Thugz (Peoples Potential Unlimited)
Orson & Skratch – Nucleus (Version)
Pact Infernal – The Descent (Samurai Music Horo)
Ruffhouse – Straight 9’s / UVB-76 (Samurai)
Silvia Kastel – 39 / Subtract (Phase!)
SPR – Concubine (V-I-S)
Strict Face – Into Stone / Widows Version (Different Circles)
Susanna Gartmayer – AOUIE (God / Chmafu Nocords)
Wiley – From The Outside (Actress’s Generation 4 Constellation Mix) (Big Dada)

Reissue/archival:
Ashtray Navigations – A Shimmering Replica (VHF)
Boche – Beats (Entr’acte)
Caroline K – Now Wait For Last Year (Klanggalerie)
The Cocoon – While The Recording Engineer Sleeps (Staubgold)
Female – Angel Plague (Downwards)
Joshua Burkett – Gold Cosmos (Feeding Tube)
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Collected Recordings 1983-1989 (Universal/Polydor)
Michael Head & The Strands – The Magical World of The Strands (Megaphone)
Mount Vernon Arts Lab – The Seance at Hobbs Lane (Ghost Box)
Normil Hawaiians – Return of The Ranters (Upset The Rhythm)
Paki Vasnadi – Imaginary Choreography (Antinote)
Psychick Warriors of Gaia – 1989 (Sacred Summits)
Ricardo Villalobos – Easy Lee / Dexter (Sei Es Drum)
Sunday Painters – In My Dreams (What’s Your Rupture?)
VA – Neu Konservatiw (Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien)
Vincent Over The Sink – 22 Coloured Bull Terriers (Another Dark Age)
Whitehouse – Halogen (Dirter Promotions)

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October 2015:
Gabriel Saloman – Movement Building Pt.1 (Shelter Press, 2015)
Bill James – Gospel (1991 | The Murder Room, 2013)
Phil Norman – A History of Television in 100 Programmes (The Friday Project, 2015)
Dalhous – The Composite Moods Collection Vol.1 (forthcoming Blackest Ever Black)
London Spy (BBC, 2015)
Tarquin Manek – Do You Know The Mind Of A Bullet? (forthcoming Blackest Ever Black)
Isolation – Isolation (Riverside, 1973)
Cocoon – While The Recording Engineer Sleeps (Staubgold reissue, 2015)
Jazzateers – Don’t Let Your Son Grow Up To Be A Cowboy (Cherry Red, 201
Dan Melchior Und Das Menace – Catbirds & Cardinals (Northern Spy, 2011)
Beauty Contest – Feel Fault (What’s So Funny About…, 1985)
Helios Creed – X-Rated Fairytales (Subterranean, 1985)
Idea Fire Company – Lost At Sea (Recital, 2015)
Normil Hawaiians – Return Of The Ranters (Upset The Rhythm, 2015)
Regis – The Boys Are Here mixtape (forthcoming Blackest Ever Black)
Besombes/Rizet – Pole (Gonzai reissue, 2015)


 

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July 2015:

Tom McCarthy – Satin Island (Jonathan Cape, 2015)
Zbigniew Preisner – Dekalog: Original Film Soundtrack (Because Music reissue, 2015)
The Tenant (dir. Roman Polanski, 1974)
Tomorrow The Rain Will Fall Upwards – Title TBC (forthcoming Blackest Ever Black)
O$VMV$M – O$VMV$M (Idle Hands, 2015)
Andrew Michael Hurley – The Loney (John Murray, 2015)
Amy (dir. Asif Kapadia, 2015)
Enhet For Fri Musik – Dokument 1: Improvisationer Och Bandmusik For Vilt Dansande Sjalar (Holidays 2015)
F ingers – Trilogy: They Got The Best Heart (self-released, 2015)
John Buchan – Memory Hold-The-Door (White Press, 2015)
Dubkasm vs Gorgon Sound – Live At Trinity Centre 30/01/15 (Teachings In Dub / Peng Sound, 2015)
Various Artists – Jazz In Polish Cinema: Out Of The Underground 1958-1967 (Jazz On Film Records, 2014)
Listen Up Philip (dir. Alex Ross Perry, 2014)
Ashtray Navigations – A Shimmering Replica (VHF, 2015)
True Detective: Season Two (HBO, 2015)
Hour House – Chiltern (Penultimate Press, 2015)


 

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May/June 2015:

Ashtray Navigations – Infinite Ceiling Feeling (Memoirs of an Aesthete, 2015)
Michael Gillard & Laurie Flynn – Untouchables: Dirty Cops, Bent Justice and Racism in Scotland Yard (Bloomsbury Reader, 2012)
Diat – Positive Energy LP (forthcoming Iron Lung)
Klute (dir. Alan J. Pakula, 1971)
Orson & Skratch – ‘Nucleus’ (Version, 2015)
Jah Wobble & Evan Parker – Passage to Hades (30 Hertz, 2001)
Owen Sheers – I Saw A Man (Faber & Faber, 2015)
The Sandbaggers: The Complete Series (Network, 2009)
Various Artists – The Fresh Records Anthology: Compiled By Bill Brewster (Harmless, 2015)
B-Movie: Lust & Sound In Berlin 1979-89 (dir. Jorg A. Hopper et al, 2015)
Stuart David – In The All Night Cafe (Little, Brown, 2015)
Brunnen – Sometimes My Arms Bend Back (Vrystaete, 2015)
Martin Hannett / Steve Hopkins – The Invisible Girls (Factory Benelux, 2015)
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (dir. Mike Hodges, 2003)
Pascal Comelade – L’Argo du Bruit (Delabel, 1998)
Bloodline (Netflix, 2015)
Shawn Coyne – The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know (Black Irish, 2015)
Vito Ricci – I Was Crossing A Bridge (Music From Memory, 2015)
Cherry Boys – ‘Kardomah Cafe’ (Crash, 1983)
David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights – Left Soft (Merge, 2011)


 

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April 2015:

Hypnotic Sleep – Hypnotic Sleep (Static Age, 2013)
Jonathan Meades – Pedigree Mongrel (Test Centre, 2015)
Squadra Omega – Il Serpente Nel Cielo (Holidays, 2015)
Beatriz Ferreyra – GRM Works (Recollection GRM, 2015)
Richard King – Original Rockers (Faber & Faber, 2015)
Pact Infernal – The Descent (Chapter 1) (Samurai Horo, 2015)
Henry Krutzen – Silances (Creel Pone, 2015)
LST – Th Duo (Another Dark Age, 2015)
James Wood – The Nearest Thing To Life (Vintage, 2015)
Zoviet France – Just An Illusion (Staalplaat, 1990)


 

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March 2015:

Andre Almuro – Depli (Elica, 1999)
Graham Lambkin & Michael Pisaro – Schwarze Riesenfalter (Erstwhile, 2015)
Geoff Dyer – Out Of Sheer Rage: In The Shadow of D.H. Lawrence (Canongate, 2012)
Maggie Hannan – Liar, Jones (Bloodaxe, 1997)
Benjamin Lew – Compiled Electronic Landscapes (Crammed Discs, 2003)
The American (Anton Corbijn, 2010)
Amiina – Kurr (Ever Records, 2007)
Lindsay Cooper – Rarities Volumes 1 & 2 (ReR Megacorp, 2014)
Paki Visnadi – Imaginary Choreography (Antinote, 2015)
Peer Raben – The Music from Rainer Werner Fassbinder Films (UbuWeb)
Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls (Profound Lore, 2015)


 

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February 2015:

John Higgs – The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band Who Burned A Million Pounds (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2013)
Nina – guest mix for Berlin Community Radio
Mix-O-Rap – ‘For Thugz’ (Peoples Potenital Unlimited, 2015)
Rat Columns – Leaf (R.I.P. Society, 2014)
Gareth Murphy – Cowboys & Indies: The Epic History of The Record Industry (Serpent’s Tail, 2015)
Sheer Mag – EP (Static Shock, 2014)
John Banville – The Book of Evidence (Picador, 2014)
Russell St. Bombings – Russell St. Bombings (Smartguy, 2015)
Douglas Dunn – A Rumoured City: New Poets From Hull (Bloodaxe, 1982)
Alex Ogg – No More Heroes: A Complete History of UK Punk 1976-1980 (Cherry Red Books, 2012)