Good morning! Feels like a less packed week than the last few but that’s a relief to be honest, and some really interesting records out:
ÌFÉ - 0000+0000
“Second album from ÌFÉ (pronounced Eeeh-FAY), a companion piece to 2017 debut album IIII+IIII; the numbers and symbols of the album’s title form a prophetic sign from the Ifá religious practice heralding the birth of night and a fearless embrace of death.”
African diasporic percussion, Afro-Latin jazz, soul, Puerto Rican underground hip-hop, dance music, reggae and DJ culture are amongst the musical touchstones for this record.
New Age Doom & Lee “Scratch” Perry - Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Guide to the Universe
Drone metal group bring in the late legend Perry for an intriguing blend of drone, jazz, stoner rock, noise and dub.
Mira Calix – a̵b̵s̵e̵n̵t̵ origin
Avant garde experimental music, rap, footwork, opera, industrial and dubstep on this latest Warp release.
Hammock - Elsewhere
Patient, contemplative shimmering post-rock ambience.
Ausecuma Beats - Musso
Second album of joyous afrobeat from the diverse group hailing from Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Cuba and Australia.
Àbáse - Laroyê
Debut album from Hungarian producer and multi-instrumentalist Szabolcs Bognár, creating an “exquisite blend of West African, Brazilian, hip-hop, electronic and jazz music”.
Terrace Martin - Drones
LA musician’s concept album covers R&B, jazz, house, classical and hip-hop, as well as Cuban and West African styles, and features appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Robert Glasper and Leon Bridges.
Anthony Naples - Club Pez
First dance EP from the producer since 2018.