33-45: Vinyl Releases 16/1/12
33-45 is a celebration of vinyl culture and an indication of the week’s releases that we think are worth owning IRL. All records reviewed in this feature are available to purchase as either a 7, 10 or 12 inch record, just follow the links below, but as ever we encourage you to go to your local record store and have a look around, you never know what you may find.
Bodikka & Joy Orbison – Swims
We have been listening to this piece of music for a while now, but it’s only just getting a physical release. I’d imagine you won’t be able to get your hands on these for long unless you want to get fucked over by some scalp on ebay. It’s being put out by Swamp 81, I’m not sure how big the run is but people have been waiting for this for time. A rush is pretty likely when two of the biggest artists in a scene collaborate like this. It’s kind of mean but I’d still like to be one of the people who can gloat to their friends because they have one.
The Proper Ornaments – The Proper Ornaments
No Pain In Pop
Yet another week where I’ve got to pay No Pain In Pop compliments, but they did it again. Repeat offences like this would mean they would have to stay a certain distance away from play parks and schools if they were doing anything else other than releasing brilliant records. This record was meant to come out at the end of last year but its release was delayed, Rough Trade say they’ve got some in this week. The Proper Ornaments are James Hoare and Max Clapps. James is also in Veronica Falls. This record comes with a bizarre PR sheet that I’m not going to delve into, only to say I hope it is fiction, or at least hyperbole. Divorce, homelessness and substance abuse are involved.
Magnum – All Over Me
We do love South London here at Mint, it’s where we were born. Magnum himself is not from there, he’s Puerto Rican, the label putting this record out are however. They’re called 92 Points and this is only their second ever release. I only bring up the locations as in my head this is certainly music I associate with South London more than I do with Puerto Rico, though I’m not sure what music they tend to listen to there. Is there a bass scene down there? Or is this just the work of the net globalising musical trends?
Factory Floor – Two Different Ways
Nice words have spilled from our mouths like genital fluid or deathbed confessions from a lady of the night about this lot but I guess another post is OK. DFA are re-releasing it as an exclusive to Rough Trade. The limited run of records come in sleeves hand printed by the band themselves. I guess this release celebrates their emergence as the foremost danceable post-industrial bands in the world. A quick look at the people who have lined up to work with them affirms this. Members of Throbbing Gristle, Joy Divison, No Age and Liars to name the big dogs.