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Euglossine - Coriolis (Hausu Mountain)
Somewhere in a galaxy far far away, there is an easy listening lounge bar where the cosmic cocktails have been spiked and house jazz band, Euglossine, have had one too many. More far out vibrations courtesy of Hausu Mountain.
Bjarki - Happy Earthday (!K7)
Get your Friday freak on with the ever inventive Bjarki's new LP of peculiar & personalized electronica for !K7 Records. From braindance to ambient via deep house & liquid drum and bass, he's got the electronic music spectrum very listenably covered.
James Place - Still Waves To A Whisper (!K7)
The ever reliable James Place has come through with another border bashing EP for Mexico's Umor Rex of his trademark, slightly dystopian, hauntology inclined, sample saturated, densely layered ambient house.
Jaze Baqti - Mnemos (Bandcamp Self Release)
Good to see Jaze Baqti back with more of his signature, stripped back, haute hip hop imagined soul, jazz, disco & house designs.
Matt Lajoie - The Center and the Fringe (Flower Room)
Exit the machine by the nearest door, take your first left & jump aboard the transcendental highway to a warmer, more caring, loving, harmonious place with the Kosmische caressed, psychedelically expressed, cosmic guitar and new age of New Age vibes of the excellent new LP from Matt Lajoie for Flower Room
Glasbird - Gronland (White Label Records)
A wonderful, cultured Sunday listen, although inadvisable if your heating has broken as Glåsbird adopts a suitably, frigorific onomatopoic, modern compositional approach to giving Greenland it's own electro acoustic ambient soundtrack using stirring strings, drones & piano for Whitelabrecs. Thanks to the excellent Stationary Travels blog for the tip.
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Dub Colossus - Dr. Strangedub (Good Deeds)
Dub don Dub Colossus is back & dialling back the Ethiopian vibes that have made this one of the most interesting JA fusion projects of the last ten years but turning the jazz and horns up to 11 to more than compensate.
Flamingo Pier - Flamingo Pier EP (Soundway)
Strut into the weekend with one of the best nu-disco EPs I've heard in a while from Flamingo Pier for Soundway Records. Tropically tinged, pop skirting, acid flirting & deep housing whilst bridging the decades with feel good, positive vibes & smiles for days.
Duendita - Direct Line to my Creator (Bandcamp Self Release)
Currently being blown away by Duendita's jazz tinted, gospel soaked, inventively arranged breath of super fresh soul air.
G.S. Schray - First Appearance (Last Resort)
Great chilled, thoughtful new age of New Age vibes, as G.S. Schray expertly deschmaltzes the schmaltz for Last Resort with a great balance of post rock, dub touches & classic piano all snuggled up in a Balearic blanket.
The Delines - The Imperial (El Cortez)
Making lyrics & Americana great again, the blue eyed country got classic soul of The Delines & El Cortez records tell the stories of America's forgotten people in the most compelling fashion.
Kenji Kihara - Dawn (Eilean Records)
If you're in need of some winter warmth and a Monday nudge then I suggest you ease your way into the week with the nature inspired ambient & gentle early morning electronic rays of the new Kenji Kihara / sphontik LP for Eilean Rec.
Andrew Wasylyk - The Paralian (Athens of the North)
I'm really happy to announce that the radio show will once a month, starting from this episode, be broadcast on the excellent Music For Dreams radio station out of Denmark. If you don't know them then click the link they have a great roster of DJs showcasing the best in chill out and Balearic music, not to mention a great record label that has been running for years and has untold great music on it.
Kicking off with some pointilism inspired ambient, global folk, dreamy electronica, all sorts of cosmic dub deviance before finishing off with some emotional breaks and dubbed out Balearic disco.
Zoltan Fecso - Still, Floating World (Bandcamp Self Release)
Toquinho - Chuva Na Praia De Juqui (Mr. Bongo)
Building Instrument - Mangelen Min (Hubro)
Lo Five - A Lifetime of Intimacy (Emotion Wave)
Odd Ned - Rio Hatcha (Wheretimegoes)
Christoph El' Truento - Can't Stand The Pressure (Bandcamp Self Release)
Alborosie - Dub For The Radicals (Greensleeves)
Fred Und Luna - So Weit Wi Moglich (Compost)
Lo Kindre - I Don't Really (12th Isle)
Light Conductor - A Bright Resemblance, Abridged (Constellation promo)
Teen Daze - Hidden Worlds (Flora)
Aug Togo Meets Becker & Mukai - Before Time (SAS)
Tomasz Guiddo with Nirosta Steel - Go Back, Original Instrumental (Compost Disco)
Masaki Batoh - Nowhere (Drag City)
Japan's Masaki Batoh uses his strings of steel to expertly & compellingly fuse English with Japanese, circular with free picking & Delta blues with assorted shades of Americana in this psychedelic folk masterpiece for Drag City Records.
Various Artists - Two Tribes (Agogo Records)
An excellent snapshot from Agogo Records of modern African European musical cross pollination. From Afro electronic fusion to traditional sounds & fertile collaborations, cosmic grooves to club bangers, it's all here.
Mac-tallah Nan Creag - The Sorrow of Derdriu (Firecracker)
A sprawling, quite stunning deconstruction of Scottish folklore told through ancient instruments, field recordings, vocal ingenuity reimagined through the minimal, ambient & electronic eyes of Hoch Ma Toch, Other Lands & Lord Of The Isles for Firecracker Recordings
Julia Kent - Temporal (Leaf Label)
Admittedly the songs were initially composed for visual mediums - theatre and dance, but this original, moving & cultured modern classical electronic fusion LP driven by Julia Kent's consummate cello for Leaf Label really needs its own film.
Building Instrument - Mangelen Min (Hubro)
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