Jazz & World Corner
Samba Touré - Binga
Songhoy blues (not the band) from a Malian guitarist and vocalist mentored by the late, great (no-relate) Ali Farka Touré
Rogér Fakhr - Fine Anyway (Habibi Funk 016)
‘Lost’ (only 200 albums pressed at the time) '70s recording from the late Lebanese guitarist/singer/songwriter re-issued on Habibi Funk - beautiful pillowy ballads and plinky blues.
Ballaké Sissoko - Djourou
New release from the masterful Malian kora player whose previous work includes collaborations with the legend Toumani Diabité.
KAUAN - Ice Fleet
Russian post-metal with Finnish influence, this album is really intriguing me - seems to be lovely glacial instrumental ambience interspersed with some melodic heavy bursts, inspired by an unidentified fleet of ships found frozen off Russia in the '30s, and there is maybe a tabletop RPG involved as well?
Thomas Fehlmann - Böser Herbst
Dusty psychedelic ambient techno soundtrack for a documentary about 1920s Berlin
Sinikka Langeland - Moose Rune
Evocative folk strings and songs from Norway’s “Finnish forest”
Maridalen - Maridalen
Swedish jazz trio’s tranquil and mellow debut, calls to mind “grassy hillsides and old wood”
Vijay Ayer - Uneasy
Highly acclaimed pianist Iyer leads a masterful trio in mostly his own compositions.