Occasionally something comes along that inspires us to put pen to paper. Maybe some great audio, an inspirational character, record label or event that we feel the need to shout about a little bit? We also do a weekly recommendations roundup for the RSS feed crew.
A shining light in the desert blues stampede of recent times, in fact anytime, has just dropped. Check out the soundtrack to the "Saharan acid Western" Zerzura. Electric guitar led, often ambient, occasionally psychedelic, always cinematic, evocative desert musings from Ahmoudou Madassane on Sahel Sounds.
Jacco Gardner - Somnium (Full Time Hobby)
Time travel without moving propelled by the music speaks louder than words, purple hazed, multi-dimensional, cosmic acoustic synth opera of the new, now Lisbon based, Jacco Gardner LP on Full Time Hobby.
Mark Peters - Innerland (Sonic Cathedral)
Shoegaze engineered, electric powered, instrumentally navigated, guitar driven cosmic sounds with a Krautrock cup holder. I missed it the first time but very happy to catch the second wind of Mark Peters Innerland LP on Sonic Cathedral
Shelf Nunny - Different Light (Hush Hush)
More cultured electronic music today this time with a warily optimistic, dreamy electro pop flavour courtesy of Shelf Nunny on the every excellent Hush Hush Records out of Seattle.
D E E P L E A R N I N G - Dataverse (Salmon Universe)
Talk about on a roll, D E E P L E A R N I N G comes through with his second excellent LP in less than six months. This time a slightly less distant but equally as moving undulating ambient electronic escapade with hints of the new age of New Age & positive cosmic vibes to spare for his excellently named Salmon Universe label..
Ronald Langestraat - Searching (South of North)
"I first met Ronald when he was dancing, on his own, on an empty dance floor, playing air percussion…" Insanely listenable, home recorded on 4 track, soul jazz fusion from 80's Holland by Ronald Langestraat on new label South of North.
Andrew Cyrille - Lebroba (ECM)
It's been a while since I recommended a jazz LP but the minimally inclined, largely laid back sounds of the new Andrew Cyrille trio LP for ECM Records has a spacious, somehow suitably Sunday vibe to it. A great LP from the veteran drummer.