New one from Hidden Bay Records (France) – debut album by Leny Müh > Leny Müh is a cold wave artist from Toulouse, France, whose first EP ‘Une fugue dissociative’ was released in May 2019. Influenced by French pop as well as new wave and post-punk bands, he invokes a distinctive queer aesthetic which draws on the iconography of American cinema. He performs alone on stage, under the guise of his own invented character Mulholland Drag.
Also on Hidden Bay…Station by Meager Benefits > Théo Parlier returns under the moniker Meager Benefits with a new album called ‘Station’. On these eight new tracks he brings together heavy layers of bass guitar & electronic drums with sudden blissful takeoffs.
Headsoup, brand new compilation from Swedish band Goat, is on its way > Bringing the funk back is always welcomed in my little corner of music, especially when it’s dressed up in experimental electronic touches and a pounding drum and bass combo. (via TUTV / Far Out Magazine / Rocket Recordings)
New LP from Amsterdam-based Sophie Du Palais on B.F.E Records > Sinister industrial wave music exploring themes of lust, hedonism, technological obsession & millennial alienation (via Unsung Hunger)
Coming in September via Husky Pants Records – HPR – 010: David Grubbs & Ryley Walker “A Tap On The Shoulder” (h/t Good Willsmith)
Review of Harmonic Series II curated by Duane Pitre > With works by Kali Malone, Caterina Barbieri, Tashi Wada, and others, American musician Duane Pitre assembles a thrilling compendium of works employing the scintillating sound of Just Intonation (via The Quietus / Peter Margasak)
Pre-orders are up for Pono – new one from Brooklyn’s A Great Big Pile of Leaves on Topshelf Records > 90’s tinged indie-rock that is brainy yet accessible
On a Different Note:
- 2021 Label Mix by Hidden Bay Records
- Dispatches from the Underground // August 15, 2021
- Dispatches from the Underground // September 14, 2021
- Dispatches from the Underground // August 20, 2021
- Review // Jeff Mills – The Clairvoyant