New releases 10th March 2023

Certainly my favourite title of the day:

Alice Longyu Gao - Let’s Hope Heteros Fail, Learn and Retire

Experimental hyperpop EP from the Chinese artist based in the US. This is all over the place and I love it.

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Brix Smith - Valley of the Dolls

It looks like this got released last week after been pushed back from the previous week. The messing about means I missed it, as did the reviewers: I only noticed it because Loud & Quiet covered it a couple of days ago.

So: Brix Smith, in The Fall during what for me is their best era in the 80s, and more recently of Brix and the Extricated with other ex-Fall members, goes solo. The album’s a kind of grungey pop, “Co-written by ex-Killing Joke bassist and acclaimed producer Martin ‘Youth’ Glover, she describes it as ‘a cross between The Breeders and Hole.’”

Various Artists - Borga Revolution! Ghanaian Dance Music In The Digital Age, 1983​​​-​​​1996 (Volume 2)

The first volume of this was good so expecting to also enjoy this compilation “focussing on the phenomenon of ‘Burger Highlife’, a crossover of West African melodies with synthesizers, disco and boogie that took over Ghanaian airwaves during the 1980’s and beyond.”


The Blaze - Jungle

Poppy house duo from France

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misread this as “horse duo”


We had William Prince? Folk with sprinklings of country drums and synths, but it’s all about the lad’s voice. FFO Bill Callahan, NY, Waylon

first volume of this was great

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Thought I would like this from the description, but sounds way too much like nü-metal for my tastes.


Meet Me @ The Alter - Past // Present // Future

Pop punk is enjoyable.

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Cheers. Not sure why my link isn’t working, I copied it in the usual way.

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Probably why I’m enjoying it so much :joy:

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Started listening to Godcaster - Godcaster purely cos I liked the artwork, and it is very good.

FFO Trail of Dead, shamanistic ritual music, Converge maybe? idk. Heavy and meandering and pretentious but in a really good way.


This is really fun.

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The Shana Cleveland record is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you!

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My playlist has been pretty subdued while I study today, so this is going down a treat now I can crack open a beer and relax. :+1:

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Heartily endorse this approach to music discovery

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The De La Soul back catalogue being released on streaming sites topped our poll last week, with Slowthai in second and Kate NV, Brainwaltzera and Tanukichan tied for third.

What was good for you this week?

  • Ali Farka Toure - Voyageur
  • Alice Longyu Gao - Let’s Hope Heteros Fail, Learn and Retire
  • Ben Kweller - Sha Sha 20th Anniversary Deluxe
  • Brix Smith - Valley of the Dolls
  • Conway & Jae Skeese - Pain Provided Profit
  • Das Koolies - The Condemned EP
  • Death Cab for Cutie - Asphalt Meadows (Acoustic)
  • DJ Muggs - Notes & Tones
  • Dråpe - Omnitone
  • Dutch Uncles - True Entertainment
  • Excavation & Poesie - Ranger l’hiver
  • Failed Psychics - Blood, Bones and Breaks
  • Fatima Al Qadiri - Gumar
  • Febueder - Follow The Colonade
  • Fever Ray - Radical Romantics
  • Fluisteraars - De Kronieken van het Verdwenen Kasteel I: Harslo
  • Francesco Fabris & Ben Frost - Vakning
  • Frankie Rose - Love as Projection
  • Godcaster - Godcaster
  • H Hawkline - Milk For Flowers
  • Hack-Poets Guild - Blackletter Garland
  • Hanakiv - Goodbyes
  • Immortal Nightbody - Pain is Power
  • Joanne Robertson - Blue Car
  • Lichen Slow - Rest Lurks
  • Lonnie Holley - Oh Me Oh My
  • Manchester Orchestra - The Valley Of Vision
  • Mandaworld - For Emotional Use Only
  • Marius Ziska - RÚM
  • Marivon - None Of This Is Mine
  • Meet Me @ The Altar - Past // Present // Future
  • Miley Cyrus - Endless Summer Vacation
  • MSPAINT - Post-American
  • Nia Archives - Sunrise Bang Ur Head Against Tha Wall
  • Nicholas Krgovich - Ducks
  • Periphery - Periphery V: Djent is not a genre
  • Rarelyalways - WORK
  • REZN - Solace
  • Ryder The Eagle - Megachurch
  • Sarmism - Live A Little
  • Scree - Jasmine On A Night In July
  • Shalom - Sublimation
  • Shana Cleveland - Manzanita
  • Sleaford Mods - UK GRIM
  • Smote - Genog
  • The Blaze - Jungle
  • The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Hörse Of The Dög re-issue
  • the Eurosuite - Sorry
  • The Luka State - More Than This
  • Thierry Larose - Sprint!
  • Trees Speak - Mind maze
  • Ulrika Spacek - Compact Trauma
  • Various Artissts - MMXXII
  • Various Artists - Borga Revolution! Ghanaian Dance Music In The Digital Age, 1983​​​-​​​1996 (Volume 2)
  • William Prince - Goldie Hawn / Easier and Harder / When You Miss Someone / Tanqueray

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Damascenes on the new Dutch Uncles record is a cracking tune but it reminds me so much of Outfit… I miss them so much :frowning:

This is bloody amazing - AOTM

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