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"Interstellar black space"
An LA-based keyboard maestro, vocalist, composer, producer, arranger and astral traveller, Brandon Coleman is certified Brainfeeder family, collaborating with label founder Flying Lotus and Thundercat, he is a regular fixture in Kamasi Washington’s incredible band. Fingers dancing across the keys or wielding his keytar, Kamasi has been known to introduce him onstage at gigs as “Professor Boogie”.
[ file under: soul spacey jazz ]
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"Vulture prince"
Vulture Prince is the third album from Brooklyn-based Pakistani composer Arooj Aftab. Championed by NPR, who praised her composition as one of the Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+ and the The New York Times, who celebrated her work as one of the Best Classical Music Tracks of 2018, Aftab’s liminal sound floats between classical minimalism and new age, Sufi devotional poetry and electronic trance, jazz structures and states of pure being. On Vulture Prince, the composer’s remarkable voice, backed by a team of renowned musicians, transports listeners to worlds once known.
[ file under: ethnic world ]
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"Ghost Power are Jeremy Novak [Dymaxion] and Timothy Gane [Stereolab, Cavern of Anti-Matter and Turn On] Duophonic Super 45s have previously released music by both artists - Novak via a Dymaxion compilation album and 7", Gane via various Stereolab, Cavern of Anti-Matter and Turn On releases.
Having previously released a limited edition 7" in 2020, Ghost Power by Ghost Power brings the two musicians together for a full length album."
[ file under: experimental ]
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"Pink dolphins"
jaimie branch and Jason Nazary are Anteloper. When prompted about their name, branch comes back rhyming: “An Anteloper, is an antelope, interloper,” adding in a jovial manner, “an antelope walks up to a party, but you know, people don’t want him around.” Turns out, she had the name before the band was formed, and once the duo started rehearsing, it was apparent that THIS was what an Anteloper sounds like.
[ file under: experimental trip hop ]
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"Spell 31"
Ibeyi are French Afro-Cuban twin sisters Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz. Performing from a young age, the daughters of famed Cuban percussionist Ánga Diaz, have released two critically acclaimed albums, a self-titled debut in 2015 and Ash in 2017. Ibeyi’s Spell 31 is their boldest offering yet, an antidote to apathy in a divided world.
[ file under: french afro alternative ]
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Building on the promise of nearly 10 years testing limits within club music, Batu presents his debut album Opal. Through the course of 11 tracks, rhythmic forms are mutated and manipulated, sonic matter bends across the frequency range and narrative structures coalesce and dissolve according to Batu’s own internal logic. Unpredictability lies at the heart of all this music, bound together by a consistent modernist glint.
[ file under: electro ambient ]
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"Strata records - the sound of Detroit"
n association with DJ Amir and 180 Proof Records, BBE Music proudly presents ‘Strata Records - The Sound of Detroit - Reimagined by Jazzanova’, a brand new celebration of the iconic imprint. Not unlike the original Strata collective, Jazzanova is a creative musical community in a constant state of evolution. Strata Records rose from the ashes of Detroit’s tumultuous 1960s decline. Motor City famously burned in 1967 and then again in 1968, leading to mass exodus of those who could afford to relocate out of the city.
[ file under: nu soul ]
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"Remember your north star"
Yaya Bey is one of R&B’s most exciting storytellers. Using a combination of ancestral forces and her own self-actualization, the singer/songwriter seamlessly navigates life’s hardships and joyful moments through music. Bey’s new album, ‘Remember Your North Star, captures this emotional rollercoaster with a fusion of soul, jazz, reggae, afrobeat and hip-hop that feeds the soul.
[ file under: r.&b. rap & soul ]
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"Blue water road"
In February 2021, during an interview with Rolling Stone, Kehlani shared that they recorded songs originally meant for the deluxe version of their previous album, It Was Good Until It Wasn't (2020), but felt as though the songs would fit better on a separate album. Kehlani formally revealed the album's official title through a trailer on September 14, and revealed that it would be released in the winter. Hours later, they announced the album's lead single, "Altar", which was released the following day. On December 14, Kehlani announced that the album will be delayed due to "a lot [of work] needed before finishing."
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Palaces began to take shape when Flume returned to his native Australia after struggling to write music in Los Angeles at the beginning of the pandemic. Settling in a coastal town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Flume quickly found the inspiration he needed through reconnecting with the nature around him—the rolling hills, walking around barefoot, the green colour the sky turns before a big storm, growing and eating his own vegetables, the smell of rain.
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"Emotional eternal"
Emotional Eternal, the third studio album from Melody’s Echo Chamber, is a deeply human collection of songs full of prolonged moments of sonic transcendency, a record that clearly exhibits its maturity but still regards the world with a childlike wonder. Having swapped Paris for the clean air of the Alps, Melody hopes “the record has that uplifting quality. I made some big and impactful decisions and changes to my life. It took me to where it is peaceful and I think the record reflects this.”
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"Dear Scott"
Michael Head debuted his Red Elastic Band back in 2017 with the Adios SeNor Pussycat album on Violette Records, following in the wake of his earlier success with bands like Shack. The Liverpudlian singer-songwriter is back with a new long player called Dear Scott, which finds him and his stretchy backing band on stellar form as they run through the likes of lead single Newby Street. It's breezy, jangly indie with acoustic guitar upfront and all the sentimental compositional chops you could wish for, an album to hold close to your heart and songs to carry through your life.
[ file under: acoustic indie ]
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"And those who were seen dancing"
Toronto-born, London-based artist Tess Parks will return with her long-awaited new album ‘And Those Who Were Seen Dancing’ on May 20th 2022 via Fuzz Club Records and Hand Drawn Dracula (CA). Following years of international touring and a lengthy list of critically-acclaimed collaborations with Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe in recent years (most recently the duo’s self-titled 2018 LP), the new album will be Parks’ first full-length solo offering since her much-loved debut album, ‘Blood Hot’, was released back in 2013 on Alan McGee’s 359 Music label.
[ file under: alternative ]
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"Around the sun pt. 1"
Mr. Fingers returns on Alleviated Records with a new album! Larry Heard (under his most notable monniker) continues on the path he's set with Cerebral Hemispheres in 2018. Encompassing all his influences from Jazz, R&B to Techno and Ambient these lush tracks with a feel that no one else expresses quite like Mr. Fingers. Right from the start with Around the Sun the ten track album pulls you in with these lush produced tracks and effortlessly captivates you with the always infectious grooves and perfectly spaced arrangements.
[ file under: electro chill house ]
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"The children of scorpio"
A cinematic musical journey that plays out like a long-lost soundtrack (think cult B-movies of the 60s and 70s); 'The Children of Scorpio’ was formed from Paul's love of a myriad of genres; from European library music, acid folk, psych-funk, vintage soundtracks and the contemporary breaks scene. The album draws on iconic classics such as the masterful cinematic funk of Lalo Schifrin's 'Dirty Harry', Ennio Morricone's 'Vergogna Schifosi’ and Luis Bacalov’s 'The Summertime Killer’, to name but a few.
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Arriving to snowglobe conditions and sub-zero temperatures, she began spending time in the studio with esteemed avant-noise artist Lasse Marhaug. Together, they envisioned making music somewhere in between Throbbing Gristle and Enya, artists who have had an enduring impact on Kelly’s creative being. In doing so, they paired tough, industrial sounds with ethereal Celtic mysticism, creating music that ebbs and flows between tension and release.
[ file under: minimal techno ]
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"I don't know who needs to hear this..."
Tomberlin is Sarah Beth Tomberlin, a pastor’s kid born in Florida, raised in rural Illinois. She wrote the majority of her debut, At Weddings (2018), while living at home. For a while after leaving home and church, she lived in Louisville, Kentucky. She worked a day job and kept writing songs. She posted some of these songs to Bandcamp, which led to her signing a record deal with Saddle Creek.
[ file under: indie acoustic ]
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"I could be your dog / I could be your moon"
"His music filled me with the urge to connect with the world," Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith says of Emile Mosseri. She first heard his work while watching the 2019 film The Last Black Man In San Francisco; just minutes in, she paused it to look up who did the score and wrote to him immediately. "I love Emile's ability to create melodies that feel magically scenic and familiar like they are reminding you of the innocence of loving life.”
[ file under: modern classical ]
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"We've been going about this all wrong"
Since the release of Remind Me Tomorrow, Van Etten has collaborated with artists ranging from Courtney Barnett and Joshua Homme to Norah Jones and Angel Olsen. Earlier releases were covered by artists like Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams, Big Red Machine and Idles, celebrating Sharon as a legendary songwriter from the very beginning.
[ file under: alt folk ]
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For Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber, the idea of rebirth is a creative driving force – an artistic device which not only informs their work, but anchors it. As the avant-garde electronic group Tosca, the two artists have lived many musical lives, from their early electronic experiments with tape decks to the blissed-out dub compositions with which they have made their name. Their latest project, Osam, takes this idea of renewal even further.
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