What do we have today?
Caterina Barbieri - Spirit Exit
Virtuosic modular synth fantasy and emo-rapture from Italian composer Caterina Barbieri, venturing the 2nd release on her Light-years label after its Lyra Pramuk-starring lead single.
Kali Malone - Living Torch
Contemporary drone visionary Kali Malone gathers a new, electroacoustic ensemble for her new album that straddles early music, 20th century American minimalism, electronic drone and widescreen soundtrack formulations.
Katy J Pearson - Sound of the Morning
Follow-up to 2020’s excellent debut.
Various Artists - Crossroads Kenya: East African Benga and Rumba, 1980-1985
First international compilation of rare, sizzling 45s from the golden era of benga and rumba, circa the ‘70s/‘80s and the East African epicentre of Nairobi’s studios and recording facilities
New ambient/electronica EP by… me!
5 tracks of soundtracks for some of the silly toddler’s favourite sea creatures and one featuring her reciting her favourite book about the sea.
Party Dozen - The Real Work
Noisy two piece from Australia’s latest. Nick Cave pops up. Would imagine a few people here would enjoy:
(Terrible cover art)
Just Viagra Boys and whatever I find in this thread
Yes I’m listening to this one right now and like it a lot. Bit like The Comet Is Coming (mainly instrumentals with sax top line) but slightly more industrial sounding.
New Wave Pictures album is out on vinyl today (I think some or all of it has been available on streaming for a while). They’ve been treading water over recent records, but what I’ve heard of the new one has been excellent.
Sniffany & The Nits - The Unscratchable Itch
Squally female-fronted four-piece punk racket from London, featuring members of Joanna Gruesome, Ex-Void & The Tubs.
Kali Malone and Katy J Pearson also on my list, but not much else.
Holy Magick - Holy Magick II
Brighton psych dreamy indie.
Think only Wu-Lu is on my list today. Cross genre mashing singer/rapper from London. His singles to date have been an interesting mix of styles, so interested to see where this goes.
Tumi Mogorosi - Group Theory: Black Music
South African jazz drummer (who you may have heard propelling Shabaka Hutchings’ Ancestors) with a bombastic, maximalist record with a sextet of instrumentalists (including Malcolm Jiyane who put it a great album last year) plus a nine piece choir.
First Westside Gunn album/project of the year.
Hip-Hop from the Griselda camp FFO Conway, Benny The Butcher etc…
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Toast
Semi-legendary lost album from 2001 gets a belated release. A big one for me personally because the only time I saw him was before this was due out and he played a load of songs off it which sounded great, but then he decided not to release it and put out Are You Passionate instead, which was a terrible dog of a record. Hoping for lots of long loose Crazy Horse jams.
Katy J Pearson, Rae Morris and Mush for me. Not sure whether I like Mush currently.
Are there no features on this album or have they just not been tagged? Was expecting to see all the usual names!
Berries - How We Function
“BERRIES are a London based trio who have been gaining increasing recognition for their incendiary blend of Rock, Grunge and Indie sounds”
Sick Joy - WE’RE ALL GONNA FUCKING DIE
Young grungy slightly punky alt rock
FFO: enjoying new music then seeing a picture of the band and feeling like the how do you do fellow kids meme
I don’t think Spotify has tagged them, this is the back cover he posted on Twitter
Laura Veirs - Found Light
12th album from the singer songwriter - don’t think she’s likely to veer (sorry) much at this stage in her career but likely some more lovely tunes FFO her other albums.
Journey - Freedom
FFO: 12am trains with unspecified destinations, needing something any way,