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"Music for shared rooms"
Music for Shared Rooms is B. Fleischmann’s eleventh solo album and his first since 2018. It is also not an album, or at least not in the conventional sense of the word. These 16 instrumental pieces provide a kaleidoscopic glimpse of a forward-thinking musician at home in many different musical worlds, including experimental and abstract music, pop and more classically-minded compositional forms.
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"I get along without you very well"
Ellen Arkbro & Johan Graden embody the limitless curiosity and fearless innovation of the Swedish and Berlin new music scenes they inhabit. Arkbro is a composer and musician whose work has been presented around the globe at prestigious institutions such as the Barbican in London, GRM in Paris and the Kölner Philharmonie in Köln. Graden is one of Sweden’s most sought-after pianists, moving freely between classical music and the European contemporary jazz scene.
[ file under: chamber pop ]
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"Spirit exit"
The musical vortexes of Caterina Barbieri rewire time and space. Spirit Exit is Caterina Barbieri’s time machine, primarily composed with a modular synth rig she thinks of more like a mechanical fortune teller. Whereas previous releases were constructed on lengthy tours, capturing only snapshots of continually evolving works.
[ file under: isolationism ]
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"Hyper-Dimensional expansion beam"
The Comet is Coming returns with their second full length album on Impulse! Records. King Shabaka, Danalogue, and Betamax’s newest effort finds the Mercury Prize-nominated trio creating a musical landscape that is equally cerebral as it is physically enthralling. While containing elements of jazz throughout, this release leans further into heavy dance-hall themes, providing hypnotic, electronic soundscapes to dance to while keeping you intellectually stimulated.
[ file under: electro jazz ]
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"See those colours fly"
Dreamlike and Hallucinogenic, a hazy luminosity billows from every pore of Breathless' newest album See Those Colours Fly. The music of Dream-Pop Melancholics, Breathless has never been the sort to be hurried - after all, See Those Colours Fly, mixed by Kramer, is only their third new release this century. But while progress on the group's eighth album was unavoidably delayed by a stroke of cruel misfortune - not to mention the realities of the global pandemic - the finished work is one of their finest, brimming with melody, transfigured by its long period of gestation and the changes fate imposed on their creative process.
[ file under: indie 'gaze ]
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"Delia Derbyshire: the myths and the legendary tapes"
Cosey Fanni Tutti is one of the great treasures of UK synth and industrial music, and it's no stretch to consider her legacy as a continuation of the groundbreaking work of Delia Derbyshire. As such, she was a natural choice to compose a soundtrack to Caroline Catz's BBC4 docu-drama Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes.
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Alluvium is the fourth album from C Duncan, Glasgow’s classically trained multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, released through Bella Union. After the haunting raptures of Architect (2015), the Twilight Zone-inspired reveries of The Midnight Sun (2016) and the richly melodic Health (2019), Alluvium is a sublime palate-refresher for Duncan (C for Christopher), brimming with revitalised fluency: a warming dispatch from the daylight zone, if you like.
[ file under: indie pop ]
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FKA twigs‘ mixtape Caprisongs finally available on vinyl, with a limited edition Glow in the Dark version. Features guest appearances from The Weeknd, Jorja Smith, Pa Salieu, Rema, Shygirl, Unknown T and Daniel Caesar as well as a host of twigs’ close friends and community.
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"Cry sugar"
Cry Sugar is Hudson Mohawke’s first original album since 2015’s Lantern. During the interim he’s produced records for Pusha T, Drake, A$AP Rocky, and Anohn.Flush with the gaudiest synth fireworks, orchestral strings and main stage EDM trap-hop, it reads like a skewed love note to the American culture HudMo was first inspired by, and has come to be a key part of over the past decade since his standout production on Ye’s ‘Yeezus’ in 2012.
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"In these times"
In These Times is the new album by Chicago-based percussionist, composer, producer, and pillar of our label family, Makaya McCraven.
Dedicated followers may note he’s had 6 other releases in the meantime (including 2018’s widely-popular Universal Beings and 2020’s We’re New Again, his rework of Gil Scott-Heron’s final album for XL Recordings); but none of which have been as definitive an expression of his artistic ethos as In These Times.
[ file under: nu jazz ]
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"Jazz codes"
Jazz Codes uses poetry as a starting point, but the collection moves toward more melody, more singing voices, more choruses and more complexity. In its warm, densely layered course through jazz, blues, soul, hip-hop, ’Jazz Codes’ sets the ear blissfully adrift and unhitches the mind from habit. Moor Mother - aka the songwriter, composer, vocalist, poet, and visual artist Camae Ayewa is also a professor at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music.
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As a master violinist, Clark is a favorite of the NZ music scene. She’s been employed by Nadia Reid, Marlon Williams, Lawrence Arabia and Maryrose Crook of The Renderers for her skills. Currently, she plays with The Phoenix Foundation, Luke Buda and Don McGlashan and The Others. Her skillful reach across genres fuels her popularity both with the rock under and overground, and she has also built a rich CV of film soundtracks and contemporary dance compositions.
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"Bar Mediterraneo"
Four years after Nuova Napoli, Nu Genea are back with Bar Mediterraneo, a new album and journey, which projects the sounds of the Neapolitan duo formed by Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina even further.
Nu Genea's Bar Mediterraneo is an idea of a shared place where people meet and fuse together; a space that leaves its doors open to travellers and their lives, always exposed to the whims of fate. Some of this can be experienced through the multitude of sounds that come together in the tracks, layers of different acoustic instruments, voices and synthesizers merging in a unique musical blend.
[ file under: naples disco ]

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"Weather alive"
“Through the writing of these songs and the making of this music, I found my way back to the world around me – a way to reach nature and the people I love and care about. This record is a sensory exploration that allowed for a connection to a consciousness that I was searching for. Through the resonance of sound and a beaten up old piano I bought in Camden Market while living in a city I had no intention of staying in, I found acceptance and a way of healing.” - Beth Orton
[ file under: folktronica ]
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"Garden Gaia"
Building upon his passion for nature-inspired electronica, Pantha Du Prince releases his dazzling seventh album. At times calling back to the bell-laden techno of Elements Of Light and Black Noise, at others to the organic clockwork of his previous album Conference Of Trees, Garden Gaia matches serenity and spirituality with ecstatic club beats.
[ file under: club beats ]
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"Red sunset dreams"
Mark Peters’ second solo album ‘Red Sunset Dreams’ is the follow-up to his hugely acclaimed debut ‘Innerland’, which was one of Rough Trade’s albums of the year when it came out in 2018, it features a number of guest musicians, including former One Dove singer and songwriter Dot Allison and pedal steel legend BJ Cole.
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Developing an entirely new technique for each and every one of his critically acclaimed projects, Dan Samsa's debut at Apollo Records is conceived entirely within spatial metaphors - the music seems to materialise and then evaporate through Dan's careful musical craftsmanship, suspending and weaving the live instruments into atmospheric textures.
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"Natural brown prom queen"
Sudan Archives was feeling homesick during the pandemic. So, she made an album about it.
Her second album, Natural Brown Prom Queen, is Brittney Parks' ode to the home she is building for herself — one that bridges her birthplace of Cincinnati with Los Angeles, where she currently lives.The homecoming here is creativity unleashed, with Parks' technical craft, instrumental inventions and hypnotizing beats sending listeners through her musical world. The album has received critical acclaim, including the music outlet Pitchfork, which gave it a score of nine out of 10.
[ file under: african rhythms ]
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"Let's turn it into sound"
In only a decade, Los Angeles-based composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has ascended through the ranks to become one of the most recognizable figures in modern synthesizer music. Using the Buchla modular system she found thanks to an interest in Terry Riley's music, she made a wild left turn from her work in indie folk duo Ever Isles, eventually snagging a deal with Ghostly International and releasing a bunch of albums. This latest is her most assured yet, she fully leans into tweaky IDM-adjacent beats and lavishing them with crashing waves of modular froth and twisted electronically-assisted vocals.
[ file under: experimental ambient ]
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Ali Farka Touré is well known as one of the most influential and talented guitarists that Africa has ever produced. His legacy and impact are hard to overstate. Ali’s sound merged his much-loved traditional Malian musical styles with distinct elements of the blues. The result was the creation of a groundbreaking new genre, now well known as the ‘desert blues’, earning him three Grammy awards, widespread reverence and the nickname of the ‘African John Lee Hooker’. Though he transcended in 2006, Ali’s musical legacy lives on through his son, Vieux aka “the Hendrix of the Sahara,” an accomplished guitarist and champion of Malian music in his own right. On Ali, his collaborative album with Khruangbin, Vieux pays homage to his father by recreating some of his most resonant work, putting new twists on it while maintaining the original’s integrity.
[ file under: desert blues ]
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Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek could hear the staggering differences in the songs they were writing for their third album as Whitney, SPARK—the buoyant drum loops, the effortless falsetto hooks, the coruscant keyboard lines. They suddenly sounded like a band reimagined, their once-ramshackle folk-pop now brimming with unprecedented gusto and sheen. But could they see it, too?
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"Cloud 10"
Chip Wickham is a jazz musician and producer who divides his time between Spain, UK and the Middle-East and who has made a name for himself with a series of beautifully crafted solo albums that draw equally on the hard swinging spiritual jazz of Roland Kirk, Yusef Lateef and Sahih Shihab, alongside the music of British jazz legends such as Tubby Hayes and Harold McNair and the more contemporary sounds of Jazzanova, Kyoto Jazz Massive and Robert Glasper.
[ file under: spiritual jazz ]
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