Thandi Ntuli & Carlos Niño - Rainbow Revisited
International Anthem can do no wrong at the moment so looking forward to this. Carlos Niño features heavily on the new André 3000 record and has a brilliant album earlier this year; Thandi Ntuli is a South African composer & pianist.
Dressel Amorosi - Spectrum
The new album from Italian duo Dressel Amorosi is a fervent homage to the realm of Italian soundtracks and library music from the late '70s and early '80s. Navigating effortlessly through a spectrum of scenarios and atmospheres, it conjures up vivid images of action-packed sequences, wistful retro vibes, chic party scenes, and hair-raising horror chills.
Huey has played a couple of tracks on his show recently. Good stuff imho
Tiny Deaths - Spirit Of The Staircase
Latest EP by Tiny Deaths - nom de plume for Claire de Lune - the LA based singer/songwriter who specialises in lush, hazy dreampop.
FFO: Beach House, Purity Ring
New on the Drowned in Sound label. Snarling production by Steven from Blood Red Shoes. Big anthemic rock song.
Ah nice! She’s a mutual friend and we ended up going to see Sharon van Etten last time I was in LA. Really nice human.
Anton Slepakov / Andriy Sokolov - warнякання
Poetic Ukrainian synth-pop.
Johanna Warren – The Rockfield Sessions, Vol 1
Live album. Really enjoyed Lessons for Mutans from last year (my first experience of her)
FFO Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Squirrel Flower, PJ Harvery
VÄLVĒ - Tiny Pilots
Chlöe Herington and Emma Sullivan’s second album as VÄLVĒ, an “avant-prog sonic exploration of imaginary worlds and literary influences”
Hey Colossus - Live In Liege
Full live show recorded at La Zone, Liege, on the rock band’s ‘In Blood / 20th anniversary’ tour - 10th November, 2023. Pay what you’d like for the album on Bandcamp, with all money going to Crisis, the UK-based homelessness charity.
Bounaly - Dimanche à Bamako
First heard by global audiences on Sahel Sounds’ Music from Saharan WhatsApp series, Malian guitar hero Bounaly makes his full-length debut. Recorded live on location, the music on “Dimanche à Bamako” is a mix of regional favorites, traditional standards, and originals. Long songs with looping rhythms, pounding kick, and electric shredding guitar, punctuated by shout outs to the guests of honor. A raw and frenetic take on Northern Mali desert sound, playing for the diaspora at a Bamako wedding.
Dolly Parton rock covers album anyone…?
Each concert in their entirety.
That additional context bumped this up the list for me this morning and very glad it did, this is a joy.
Neil Hamburger - Seasonal Depression Suite
A concept album from a comedic character, featuring Neil Finn and Bonnie Prince Billy.
Will be an acquired taste (and I didn’t like it) but the track with BPB is good!
The new Danny Daze LP is pretty amazing.
“submerging glitchy, Schematic-style psychedelia in hypnotic, meditational reflecting pools and curving futuristic, bass-heavy grooves into lavish, experimental atmospheres”
This album is from 2014, just fyi! It’s getting released physically in the UK for the first time hence it popping up on the radar again.
Absolutely incredible record, however.
Aha, thanks - didn’t know that!
Abigail Lapell - Lullabies
Solo acoustic album of lullabies from different cultures, by a Canadian folkie who released the excellent Stolen Time last year.
Also, a compilation that doesn’t seem to have any connecting theme other than mellow, low-key songs that sound good together. It’s excellent. Might order the CD.
V/A - Searchlight Moonbeam
It’s by the same label that put out the brilliant Ghost Riders comp of “coming of age garage soul” last year.
Mickey Callisto really has that Freddie Mercury operatic power vocal down, huh? Impressive.
A few more to throw in…
Big Mess - Cleaning Up With
Danish band’s fourth album but their first on Specialist Subject (UK home of Martha/Jeff Rosenstock/also an actual record shop). Power pop punk, advance singles have been very BIG. RIYL stuff on Specialist Subject, the Exploding Hearts etc.
Getdown Services - Crisps
Bristol-based band on local label Breakfast Records (also home of Langkamer). One of the advance singles was very much in that Pavement-y early 90s indie rock vibe, the other one was more like a slice of synth pop. The album is called Crisps. It has that cover. I don’t really know what to expect given all this.
Dion Lunadon - Systems Edge
He was in the D4 (remember them?) and then A Place to Bury Strangers. Solo album on In The Red, based on the singles it is exactly the garage rock you expect given that pedigree and label and cover image.