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AFX - Analord 10 picture disc

Part 10 of AFX’s eleven-part Analord series arrived this week. Strangely, Analord 10 was the first of the series to be released, but only if you were prepared to pay some silly amount for a binder to hold it in. Now Analord 10 has been re-released as a picture disc. Lovely. The only problem is working out which side is which…

Despite the fact that I’ve been on holiday since the middle of April or something stupid (I can’t even remember how long I’ve been on holiday for) I’ve not got around to listening to the entire series yet. In the meantime, you can read this review of it from Speakers Push the Air.

While we’re on the subject of music, this already brilliant (ie. expensive) year for music (I mean, come on, eleven EPs from Richard D James!) is going to become even more brilliant (ie. expensive) towards the end of the year.

An email I got from Warp Records this week confirms that — at last! — a new album from Boards of Canada (their first since the beginning of 2002 ferchrissake) is on its way, with a vague release date and everything (October)! It feels like no time at all since Broadcast’s last album, but it’s actually been two years. Goodness! They’ve also got EPs and albums due out towards the end of the year.

!!! are also back on the go, and that Plaid DVD — surely that’s going to come out this year? Don’t forget the new Sigur Rós album aswell. I’m struggling to think of a band that I like that hasn’t brought anything out this year. There is Squarepusher, but I can’t complain — he had four releases last year. Whow.

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