The first new Small Cruel Party vinyl release in 15 years - and it's a stunner, an elegantly wrought nightmare conjuring mind-flaying Lovecraftian horrors from the sparest and subtlest of means. Far from being a retread of established SCP tropes (although we wouldn't have complained if it had been), La Chrestomathie feels shockingly contemporary and technologically evolved, seeming to combine the classical poise of a Gruppo or Egisto Macchi and the smashed-melon intensity of Berberian foley FX with the abyssal spaciousness of a Sähkö production. An incredible scalp for I Dischi Del Barone, respect. Edition of 200 on black 7" vinyl with stamped white labels and hand-pasted cover. 33rpm.