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.
Weekend primed, whimsical & wobbly, tempo variable, memory jogging, dub and ethno tickled electronic music with a bit of Balearic cheese & smooth sax thrown in for good measure from Common Series.
Liv.E - Hoopdreams
Fresh and pleasingly twisted urban music from Dallas. Check out the soulful, micro dosed, sounds & wobbly beats of Liv.e & then check out her FRANK ep straight after.
Venezuala 70 - Cosmic Visions of a Latin American Earth (SoulJazz Records)
A mind blowing compilation of underground 1970's music from Venezuela, blending rock, folkloric, psychedelic, electronic, funk, jazz & Latin rhythms into incredible cosmic fusions. Definitely one of my compilations of the year from Soul Jazz Records (Official Page)
East of the valley Blues - Ressemblera (Astral Spirits)
My favourite finger licking guitar picking twin brothers, East of the Valley Blues are back with an epic duet of stylistically meandering, mesmerising, American primitive playing for Astral Spirits.
Gallery Six - Kazemakase (Hibernate REcordings)
Let the field recorded sounds of nature, gentle synth washes & soothing drones of Gallery Six's latest, all too short, release from Halifax ambient outpost Hibernate Recordings ease your start of working week pain.
Kasper Bjorke Quartet - The Fifty Eleven Project (Kompakt)
Music with strings & classical piano somehow seems more appropriate on a Sunday. Couple it with seriously crafted electronics & a genuine narrative, in this case one man's battle with cancer & I'm totally sold. Press play early in the day on the new Kasper Bjørke LP for Kompakt Records it's two hours long.