What’s on your radar today?
Uncommon Weather - The Reds, Pinks and Purples
Residents album of the week too. Singles have been lovely
EP from Francis of Delirium
Caoilfhionn Rose – Truly
Singer, songwriter from Manchester, sounds good on first listen
MF Tomlinson - Strange Times
Folk FFO bill Callahan/smog, Nick Drake ect
Expecting some soulful jazz and hip hop tunes from Jordan Rakei’s Late Night Tales.
Never listened to them before but going to rectify that today given Danny Brown and JPEGMAFIA guest on the first two tracks of BROCKHAMPTON - ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE
Max Richter for me today
though not really sure Voices needed a second chapter - I will always be a huge fan of his work.
Devil Sold His Soul
I think this is new, anyway. Not thought about them in years but used to like them.
Some sort of Modeselektor mixtape thing
Ambient-y thing from ol’ Sufjan
EP from Kareem Ali, normally does some nice bleeps
The Black Dog
Did you see the new video yet?
The second chapter was intended to come as a full album but obviously lockdown happened.
thanks will watch it now, the project is so relevant and interesting and Voices 1 was terrific on record - on digital platform there was just too many versions (50 tracks 2 hours on spotify including four versions of most of the tracks) Given the message it lost its impact in the bloat, until the record arrived and it made sense.
Anyway this made me a little concerned about volume two, so far its brilliant though.
Peggy Seeger - First Farewell
Possibly her last album of originals.
Positively reviewed in the Guardian
Off kilter house, downtempo, ambient, techno, breakbeat, jazz, whatever from Tokyo electronic music producer Yoshinori Hayashi
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.
Daft name but modern soft soul man meets old spirit blues guru seems like a good recipe to me
Christine Ott - Time to Die
Exquisite modern compositional suite influenced by the famous Bladerunner speech.
This sounds like my kind of thing!
Looking forward to Spirit of the Beehive’s ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH.
Kind of an indie rock band with psych and emo influences but chopped and changed ala Double Negative by Low.
The singles have been waaay out there
great, as expected. Needs more songs though!
Yeah, I’m about 2/3 way through and I’m really enjoying it. The general vibe is a knotty and unpredictable collage of styles while being weightless and floaty at the same time. Good stuff.
Claire Rousay - a softer focus
Lush, melodic, ambient soundscapes