London’s best-kept secret delves into his vast record collection.

Gareth Goddard – better known as NTS resident, DJ and producer Cherrystones – will be putting his talents as a crate digger into practice for a compilation of new wave, post-punk and industrial music on David Holmes’ Touch Sensitive label next month.

As Juno Plus reports, Cherrystones Presents Critical Mass: Splinters From The Worldwide New-Wave, Post-Punk and Industrial Underground 1978 – 1984 took some two years to compile, and features a number of Goddard’s favourites from the late ’70s and early ’80s heyday of the seminal genres.

“This compilation was put together through records I was enjoying at that time – loose chips, fragmented discoveries, random punts and the true excitement from that hit of ‘What the fuck is that?!'”, Goddard explains in a press release. “It is an exercise in the good and the rad – solid jams from all corners of the world. A veritable platter to switch on the uninitiated or those who hear and feel the truth – it is not an exercise in rarity to make people feel alienated.”

The album is released on 2LP, CD and digital formats on May 25 with tracks from a number of obscure acts, including The Tee-Vees, Transmitters and 39 Clocks – a three-track sampler featuring Rizzo, Dojoji and Fote can be streamed below.

New wave, post-punk and industrial aren’t the only genres Cherrystones is an expert in – several years ago he selected the 20 best Krautrock records ever made for FACT.


A1. Rheingold – FanFanFanatisch
A2. Rizzo – I Don’t Care
A3. The Tee-Vees – War Machine
A4. Chandra – Kate
B1. Aksak Maboul – A Modern Lesson
B2. Transmitters – The Beat Goes On
B3. The Method Actors – Bleeding
B4. Crazy House – People Fall From Tall Buildings
>C1. Bamboo Zoo – Emerging
C2. Dojoji – Quincunx
C3. The Lines – White Night
D1. Fote – Permanent
D2. 39 Clocks – Heat of Violence
D3: The Flowerpot Men – UG



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