New releases: 1/1/21

Really enjoying the new EP from Another Sky - foreboding and graceful rock


Hotel Neon - All Is Memory

Beautiful ambience as always.


Rave ‘Edition’ of Grimes’ Miss Anthropocene album from last year. Remixes by Richie Hawtin, Modeselektor and more.

R.A.P. Ferreira - Bob’s Son, Chicago the Chicago rapper’s follow up to last year’s highly acclaimed People Moonlight Pages.

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Did I mention he is from Chicago?


My Spotify release radar playlist is chock full of shite dance that’s using other more famous artists names. Unless Johnny Marr has drastically changed musical direction and started rapping in Russian.

They must be a way to stop people doing this.

In other Spotify news… The KLF have started streaming their back catalogue!


Aleksi Perälä has a new one out.

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Ooo nice, I loved that album!

Of course he does. This man never sleeps


Gia Margaret who made my / drowned in sound’s album of 2020 has slipped out a new track and it’s really lush

Still, better than Morrissey, eh?


Bit of a blast from the past… It would seem there’s a new Ben Kweller album:

28 minutes long according to Spotify, not bad for (checks watch) eight years of work.

Morning everyone!

Four Tet tops that rather quiet poll last week. Got another week light on the releases, what have you guys enjoyed?

  • Aleksi Perälä - Midnight Sun 1
  • Another Sky - Music For Winter Vol. I
  • Ben Kweller - Circuit Boredom
  • Grimes - Miss Anthropocene (Rave Edition)
  • Hotel Neon - All Is Memory
  • R.A.P. Ferreira - Bob’s Son

0 voters

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And some STATS from last year for all you stats nerds.

I only started properly tracking these on the 18th Sep so obviously missing a big chunk of stuff, but since then:

Releases with the most votes:

Release Votes Release Date
Adrianne Lenker - songs 20 23/10/2020
This Is The Kit - Off Off On 16 23/10/2020
Deftones - Ohms 16 25/09/2020
Nick Cave - Idiot Prayer 14 20/11/2020
Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic Oneohtrix Point Never 14 30/10/2020
Róisín Murphy - Róisín Machine (electropop/dance bangers) 14 02/10/2020
Fleet Foxes - Shore 14 25/09/2020
Mary Lattimore - Silver Ladders 13 09/10/2020
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump … on a wooden piano 13 20/11/2020
Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension 13 25/09/2020

And then to switch things up a bit, releases with the most votes, compared to total voters that week

Release Votes Total Votes Percentage Release Date
Four Tet - Parallel 4 4 100.00% 25/12/2020
Adrianne Lenker - songs 20 39 51.28% 23/10/2020
Mary Lattimore - Silver Ladders 13 28 46.43% 09/10/2020
SAULT - Untitled (Rise) 12 27 44.44% 18/09/2020
Aesop Rock - Spirit World Field Guide 12 29 41.38% 13/11/2020
This Is The Kit - Off Off On 16 39 41.03% 23/10/2020
Lanterns on the Lake - The Realist 4 10 40.00% 18/12/2020
Nick Cave - Idiot Prayer 14 36 38.89% 20/11/2020
Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic Oneohtrix Point Never 14 37 37.84% 30/10/2020
The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You 11 30 36.67% 11/12/2020

Week with the most voters: 25th September with 44 voters (Deftones - Ohmms was the top rec that week with 16 votes)


That Hotel Neon album is really nice. Doesn’t do anything new but hits that level of ambiance I like (like the last Hammock album).

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