All of our daily recommendations in one RSS feed friendly round-up:
grand river - pineapple (spazio disponibile)
The very European Grand River invites us into her world of subtly edgy, occasionally dramatic, often cinematic, inventively sculpted, creatively sound sourced, soul stirring, ambient electronica on Spazio Disponibile.
various artists - nouvelle ambiance!!! (nouvelle ambiance)
Despite revealing one of my DJ secret weapons, Esa's "A Muto" I suggest you funk up your Friday with the Rumba, Bikutsi & Soukous sounds of 80's Paris. Pan African dancefloor delights start to finish. Big up Nouvelle Ambiance for digging deep & sharing.
Okamotonoriaki - iiko (white paddy mountain)
Great ambient adventures, dreamy textures & nice vibes over a range of beat excursions ranging from the catatonic to frenetic IDM courtesy of Noriaki Okamoto for Japan's White Paddy Mountain.
mabuta - welcome to this world (kujua)
Another welcome addition to the new wave of global musicians making jazz interesting again is South Africa's (Shane Cooper driven) Mabuta and their excellent, astrally inclined, stylistically meandering new LP.
marble - diego (not not fun)
Currently digging into the Mårble back catalogue & having my mind blown by his last LP for Not Not Fun Records. Field recordings, ambient, spiritual jazz, ethno explorations, electronic experimentalism & more in one big old beguiling fusion. Just check it.
knivtid - skogarna ar redan svarta (purlieu)
Ease your way into the week with the day dream inducing ambient soundscapery and reality suspending ethereal beats of Knivtid on Purlieu Recordings. Monday can be your friend.
various artists - dialog tapes ii (dauw/eilean rec)
Strength in numbers & through co-operation, not to mention perfect Sunday listening, as two of my favourite labels Eilean Rec. & Dauw pool resources & bring their artists together to produce 2 great albums of contemplative electro-acoustic ambient assistance.