Welcome to our weekly RSS feed friendly round up of this week's daily music recommendations, just in case you are reducing screen time or don't want to ride the dictatorial algorithmic rollercoasters on social media.
GUTS - PHILANTROPIQUES (HEAVENLY SWEETNESS)
Without a bad bone in its body the new GUTS album for Heavenly Sweetness is a soulful, feel good, hip mobilizing, pan tropical delight full of Afro Latin Caribe sunshine.
Rozi Plain - What a Boost (Memphis Industries)
What a great new album from Rozi Plain as she leads her crack collaborators from the vocal, synth & guitar front into reimagining acid folk, with the most cultured of indie pop twists, for the instagram rather than the inner peace generation. A really beautifully produced, nuanced return for Memphis Industries.
Simon James - Cosmic Surgery (Spun Out Of Control)
The prophetic work, albeit only currently in 2D, of Alma Haser gets an atmospheric soundtrack from one man & his machines Simon James(The Simonsound) with this stylistically decade spanning synth escapade encompassing cinematic, synthwave, ambient, uptempo & noir realms for Spun Out of Control.
Chris Cohen (Captured Tracks)
Rooted in the classic singer songwriters - cemented by it's suspicion arousing portrait cover but fortunately minus the overtly cheesy arrangements, stylistically swirling with soft rock, Americana, folk pop moments & coupled with repeat listen depth appeal the new Chris Cohen LP for Captured Tracks is well worth your time.
Dexter Story - Bahir (Soundway)
Always nice to hear something new from Dexter Story & his further, LA base camp rooted, adventures through the Arab facing Horn of Africa's diverse musical world for Soundway Records is a feelgood global fusion feast and an East African light shining joy.
Shafiq Husayn - The Loop (Eglo Records)
Aided by Eglo Records and transporting more A list guests than a royal wedding, the ever inventive soul shapeshifter Shafiq Husayn tops up the mother ship with a full tank of jazz, funk, hip hop, electronic vibes & continues hurtling through his parallel psychedelic cosmic souliverse in serious style.
Marty Hicks - Olreilion (Bullflat3.8)
Sunday sorted with the new Marty Hicks LP as he caresses a soothing blanket of gentle tape hiss, faint drones & becalmed synthwork with the gentlest of piano phrases to pacifying ambient effect.
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