The week’s best vinyl: Japanese disco folk, Spanish experiments, and Greek electronics

Vinyl isn’t going anywhere.

Beloved by crate diggers and new fans alike, the tried-and-tested analogue format is here to stay, with new vinyl releases from independent labels and majors hotting the shelves of record stores across the globe each week.

Every Saturday, the team behind the counter at London’s long-running Phonica Records rifle through the racks and select five vinyl releases you shouldn’t miss.


Lena Platonos
Red Axes Remix EP
(Dark Entries)

Tel-Aviv duo Red Axes remix four tracks from the second album by Greek electronic music pioneer Lena Platonos. The original drum machine meets poetry tracks become dancefloor tools and psychedelic jams. Vinyl includes postcards of manipulated frames from Platonos’ music videos.


Peggy Gou
Day Without Yesterday / Six O Six
(Phonica White)

Korea’s Peggy Gou debuts on Phonica’s white label imprint with two energetic cuts of acid and Detroit-style house.


Utakata No Hibi LP
(Palto Flats)

Early notice of an exciting reissue on Palto Flats, a rare album where Japanese folk and pop meets disco, new wave and synthesizer production. Originally released in 1983 and popularised by DJ Lexx, this reissue is fully licensed and remastered with additional artwork by original jacket artist, Ira Okudaira.


Journey to Arendal
(Light of Other Days)

Light of Other Days owner Hove steps up with three tracks of ambient and analogue Balearic grooves. Lush, laid back vibes from Switzerland.


Suso Saiz
Odisea LP
(Music From Memory)

A retrospective of Spanish electronic pioneer Suso Saiz who released a string of albums beginning in the late 1970s and formed pivotal group Orquesta de las Nubes. This selection includes early solo works and more recent compositions, soundtrack contributions and unreleased tracks. Hypnotic avant-garde experiments, first in a series of retrospectives.



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