Dream folk. The former One Dove frontwoman’s 2021 solo album Heart-Shaped Scars was my 6th favourite that year, a work of pastoral beauty. Hoping for something of similar quality this time.
Beverly Glenn-Copeland - The Ones Ahead
Chamber and piano arrangements and the still stunning voice of the now 79 year old composer on this album, his first studio record in 20 years. I love the track Stand Anthem.
Locate S,1 - Wicked Jaw
Pop/indie singer-songwriter. This is the third album for Locate S,1 aka Christina Schneider from Athens, Georgia. “Like Carly Simon soundtracking an Adam Curtis documentary” is quite a claim in the blurb.
Susanna - Baudelaire and Orchestra
Chamber folk. Norwegian artist working with The KORK Orchestra, setting the poetry of Baudelaire to orchestral arrangements with a lightness of touch which I’m really enjoying. This is the final part of her Baudelaire trilogy following Baudelaire and Piano then 2022’s Elevation.
Bethany Cosentino - Natural Disaster
Best Coast singer’s debut solo album. From the pre-release tracks, there’s a Sheryl Crow kinda style to this, a country-tinged power pop maybe.
El Kontessa - Nos Habet Caramel
Experimental club music. Cairo DJ and producer releases her debut album on the Palestinian Bilna’es label, the 7 tracks featuring traditional Mahraganat and polyrhythmic percussion.
Stock Aitken Waterman driven pop. I have discussed elsewhere on this forum how much I loved Mel & Kim as a child in the late 80s, so I am interested to see the release of a remastered edition of their only album and will be having a nostalgic listen to this in a way that ain’t ever gonna be respectable.