The Assistant – Ways Of Seeing EP

Necessity has indeed become the mother of invention for the boutique-label-empire of Dom Martin. Increasingly embattled by backlogged pressing plants - due to the double-whammy of Record Store Day and the unstoppable vinyl revival - Martin is putting The Great Pop Supplement label on "an open-ended hiatus" towards the end of 2016 (whilst sister … [Read more...]

Dean & Britta – “Don‘t Think Twice, It‘s Alright” b/w “Hey Paula” 7″

Having successfully toured as 50% of a reunited Luna and released an ear-catching soundtrack to Noah Baumbach’s charming Mistress America film in 2015, Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips return again already with another off-piste 7” for The Great Pop Supplement. Comfortably fitting in with their strong tradition, as a duo and with Luna, in diverting … [Read more...]

Melodien – Theurgy

Like many likeminded Deep Distance signings, Liverpool's Harry Sumnall is well-acquainted with the motorik manual.  Yet whereas some of his labelmates have fixated on certain chapters, Sumnall - under his Melodien alias - appears to have sped-read the whole lot as well as adding a few appendixes based on broader listening and his own experiences … [Read more...]

Hologram Teen – “Post-Apocalypteacakes” b/w “Tracksuit Minotaur”

With Stereolab’s co-leaders Tim Gane and Laetitia Sadier having established healthy new careers - with the former’s deeper steering into leftward motorik directions heading-up Cavern Of Anti-Matter for limited-edition releases on a variety of labels and the latter’s more song-based solo-trading explorations for Drag City - time is perhaps ripe for … [Read more...]

The Home Current – “Wix” b/w “When Silence Fell Quiet”

Over the past five or so years the Danish-born but now UK-based Martin Jensen has performed a keen supporting and curatorial role during his time as a DJ and through co-running the Second Language label (most notable for his spearheading of the sublime three-part multi-artist Music And Migration series and his remix work for Colleen and Dollboy).  … [Read more...]

Farbfelde – Eins

Having continued to break the PayPal accounts of kosmische devotees the world over throughout 2015, there is no sign yet of the kitchen-based Deep Distance label losing its golden A&R touch as another release-packed year winds towards its end.  This latest vinyl connoisseur offering comes in the form of the debut long-player from the one-man … [Read more...]

The Hanging Stars – The House On The Hill EP

Fast being established and recognised as more than just a side-project of The See See’s frontman Richard Olson - through extensive touring and the construction of a full-length release now set to appear in early-2016 - this three-track EP from The Hanging Stars captures the band consolidating and expanding upon the sound forged for a preceding 7” … [Read more...]

Matt “MV” Valentine – “Before It’s Gone” b/w “Anji Variations”

With a vast discography and a prolific release rate as 50% of amorphous long-serving post-folk duo MV & EE, it’s perhaps a wonder that Matt Valentine has still got the time and indeed the urge for solo recordings, given that his main centre of operations already has a pretty open and revolving door policy for guest collaborators and stylistic … [Read more...]

Lesa & Ross – self-titled

This debut release from Lesa Aldridge and Ross Johnson is proof that you certainly shouldn’t guess the sound of a record from its cover.  With its pastel-hued front sleeve image of Aldridge with former lover and collaborator Alex Chilton, the eponymous debut from the 'Lesa & Ross' duo suggests a lush ‘70s-scented folk-rock affair extending upon … [Read more...]

The Cult Of Free Love – “Love Is All There Is” b/w The Wrestler – “European Orange” 10″

Split-single releases are certainly no strangers to the sister label operations of The Great Pop Supplement, Deep Distance and Polytechnic Youth (all headed-up by the well-tuned ears of Dom Martin).  Besides allowing great pairings for likeminded souls (such as Karen Novotyn X and Samantha Glass on Deep Distance) and teacher/student couplings (such … [Read more...]