nick malkin - slow day on brilliant drive (geographic north)
Firstly, BIG up Geographic North for it's 50th release. Secondly BIG up Nick Malkin, responsible for said release's micro managed, patiently patched, musical instrumentation, future jazz & abstract ambience.
various artists - two niles to sing a melody: the violins & synths of sudan (ostinato)
The music of East Africa is some of the most evocative in the world so sail into the weekend with some bygone Sudanese soul and swagger courtesy of another incredible compilation from Ostinato Records
mocky - music save me (one more time) (self released)
Check out this wonderful collection of newly available, digital mixtape gems and hitherto Japanese only releases of beautifully arranged, cinematically inclined, progressively retro, signature sounding soulful pop from Mocky.
mark mcguire - the broken home (self release)
Nice to see Mark McGuire back with his most structured, vocal work for a while and a quality set of plugged in but off the grid Americana, stoned rock and acid folk.
marijus aleksa - maps (yam records)
Great EP of deep, pleasantly leftfield, nicely jazzed, melodic Afro house mutations from from Marijus Aleksa MAPS on YAM Records
scott xylo - find us when u get there (black acre)
Kick off the week off with the bumping, Afro dipped, peyote powered, future soul sound of SCŌTT XYLO. on Black Acre. Super fresh.
helios - veriditas (ghostly international)
Late night electronic meandering that will soundtrack a contemplative Sunday nicely. Check out Helios' unhurried, free ranging, ambient musings for Ghostly International