Swervedriver - 99th Dream (remastered)
Indie rock. 2023 will be the 25th anniversary of the original release of Swervedriver’s 4th album, 99th Dream. To mark the occasion, this remastered version on Bandcamp now, with a vinyl release and return to streaming services due in the new year. They’d moved away from their heavy shoegaze early 90s sound by this album towards more straightforward indie rock, but still some good stuff on this album.
Various Artists - Critcal Music: RemiXXed
Drum & Bass. “Signing off our 20th birthday year in style we present the Critical Music RemiXXed album, which also happens to be our 200th release. A collection of Critical key cuts remixed by label family and friends.”
Belly - Holidays 2022
Alt-rock. Acoustic versions of Red and Seal My Fate.
Various Artists - Atomnation 2022 Compilation
Compilation of house and techno from the Netherlands label.
Various Artists - ELBEREC 13 3rd Anniversary
Portuguese dance music label compilation.
Another label compilation to round off the year, this one from Hamburg-based Glitterbeat Records who have had some good stuff out this year, especially the Al-Qasar album, as well as full-length releases I enjoyed by Liraz, Trupa Trupa and Yanna Momina. Name your price on Bandcamp.
Anish Kumar - Bhāvachakra: Collector’s Edition EP
Electronica. Four reinterpretations of the house producer’s Bhāvachakra track, “extending outwards to four corners of its sonic palette. Bhāva (the state of becoming), Chakra (the relentless state), Avidyā (the state of bliss) and Moksha (the eternal state)”.
Various Artists - Mood Of The Era II EP
Electronica. One more label compilation, this one from Mood of the Era in Turku, Finland.