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New Release Roundup: February 3rd 2023

I wanted to have a whole bunch of stuff written here about all this cool new music, but this game Pizza Tower came out. It's so good! It's not a huge time sink, but even when I'm not playing it I've been thinking about how good it is, which has eaten into the time that I spend thinking about how good music is. Also, I've been having a lot of fun with older music (specifically '66), like I had never listened to full albums from Bob Dylan, The Byrds or Simon & Garfunkel before. Pretty good stuff! Though I think if I was around at the time I'd probably be more drawn to the latter two acts, Dylan seems more like the kind of thing I want to hear at other people's homes rather than my own. But it's one of those Bandcamp Fridays, so maybe you'd like a reminder of what's come out recently? I wrote a little bit of info on some of these, but mostly you're just gonna get the names, sorry!

January 25th, 2023

Bride - ALLOY CHOIR (enmossed)

Broshuda - Adumbratio (enmossed)

January 27th, 2023

Susan Alcorn, Patrick Holmes, Ryan Sawyer - From Union Pool (Relative Pitch)

Beeferman / Evans / Foster / Hirsch - GLOW (Tripticks Tapes)

Ilia Belorukov & Gabriel Ferrandini - Sculptor (Tripticks Tapes)

Merche Blasco / Derek Baron - Traves​í​a / The Matrix (Full Spectrum Records)

Landon Caldwell - Desire Paths (Obsolete Staircases)

Groupshow - Greatest Hits (Faitiche)

This is Andrew Pekler, Hanno Leichtmann & Jan Jelinek! I still haven't listened, but those guys are all cool.

Hen Ogledd - Bronze (Drag City)

Kagami Smile - Obscured Face (Decaying Spheres)

Neil S. Kvern - Doctor Dancing Mask: Pianoisms [Reissue] (Freedom To Spend)

Lilocox - Drums (Lata) (Principe)

Vusi Mahlasela, Norman Zulu and Jive Connection - Face To Face (Strut)

Scott L. Miller & Zeitgeist - Coincident (New Focus Recordings)

Adrianne Munden-Dixon - Lung (Gold Bolus Recordings)

Polyorchard - scree​/​n (Tripticks Tapes)

Rasmussen-Flaherty-Rowden-Corsano - Crying in Space (Relative Pitch)

Sightless Pit - Lockstep Bloodwar (Thrill Jockey)

Ibukun Sunday - Mantra (Phantom Limb)

asher tuil - Automatism (Room40)

Wolf Eyes - Difficult Messages (Disciples)


I've never heard Algiers, I've heard they're good though. But now I'm eager to check them out, because this project's existence shows some excellent judgment on their part. They gave the stems of their currently unreleased album 'Shook' over to King Vision Ultra, who then proceeded to use the sounds as an instrument rather than make something that directly remixed the material. The album features guest appearances from familiar names like E L U C I D & Dreamcrusher, and names you will be glad to become familiar with, like Nakama., maassai, amani, and many more. There's actually a KVU + amani collaboration from a few years back that you should go check out after this one, it's so good. But yeah, I'm still digesting what I've heard, so I still don't know how to describe it with much depth, but I'm confident that this one is an essential listen for the year, so get on it.

January 28th, 2023

Don Cherry & Jean Schwarz - Roundtrip (1977) (Transversales Disques)

Apparently this bootleg has just been sitting around for a long time without any official release. Well, it's news to me! This is a phenomenal document, Schwarz is a GRM dude so you get some wild sounding synthetic sound driven by Cherry's pocket trumpet for some of it. This is a joy to experience, it's too bad I couldn't be in the room while it's happening, but the 2nd luckiest place to be is this current time, with the music widely available.

January 31st, 2023

Grant Chapman - Indentations (Métron Records)

Matthias Puech - Mt. Hadamard National Park (Hallow Ground)

February 1st, 2023

Coultrain - MUNDUS (Positive Elevation)

OPLA - GTI (Pointless Geometry)

February 2nd, 2023

Eric Douglas Porter - Parlor Music (The Student Body Presents)

AKA Afrikan Sciences, though the name change doesn't mean you're getting a dramatic shift from what came before. This one seems to go even deeper into the headspinning rhythms that I love from his prior work, like there's something about this that is adding extra knots to the equation. Really looking forward to spending some time with this one.

Marco Baldini - Vesperi (Another Timbre)

Frank Denyer - Melodies (Another Timbre)

Eden Lonsdale - Clear and Hazy Moons (Another Timbre)

Biliana Voutchkova & Sarah Davachi - Slow poem for Stiebler (Another Timbre)

New batch on Another Timbre looks really promising! Voutchkova & Davachi seems like a great pairing, and Denyer's 'The Fish that became the Sun' is one of my favorite releases on this label, so I'm naturally gonna be psyched for whatever else they've got to show from him. The other two composers are unfamiliar, but one work is performed by the always great Apartment House ensemble. And the previews on the other one sound quite rich. Very exciting!

February 3rd, 2023

Avola - Psykor (SIGE Records)

babyfang - In The Face Of (PTP)

Bardo Pond - No Hashish, No Change Money, No Saki Saki [Reissue] (Three Lobed Recordings)

Richard Beaudoin - Digital Memory and the Archive (New Focus Recordings)

Tony Conrad / Arnold Dreyblatt / Jim O'Rourke - Tonic 19​-​01​-​2001 (Black Truffle)

Govlink - Planaria (Norm Corps)

Hastings Of Malawi - Choreological Exchanges (Sub Rosa)

Takumi Ikeda - Improvisations (2022) (Ftarri Live)

Takumi Ikeda - The Wug #3: Live at Ftarri, December 30, 2021 (Ftarri Live)

Valtteri Laurell Nonet - Tigers Are Better Looking (We Jazz Records)

李劍鴻 Li Jianhong & 文智湧 Wen Zhiyong & 鄧博宇 Deng Boyu - 歲​寒​三​友 Les Trois Amis de l'hiver (WV Sorcerer Productions 巫唱片)

Zoë Mc Pherson - Pitch Blender (SFX)

Brett Naucke - Cast A Double Shadow (Ceremony of Seasons)

Dave Phillips - Human Nature Denied (Flag Day Recordings)

Elizabeth Reid - Conjuring: Viola Music of David Jaeger (Redshift Music)

Seljuk Rustum - Cardboard Castles (Hive Mind Records)

galen tipton - scrolls O2 :​:​: little guy field guide (Self Released)

Toumba - Petals EP (Hessle Audio)

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