More music recommendations for April from our followers!
Pjusk – Sval (12k)
Spring outside; Norwegian winter inside…
Pjusk is Rune Sagevik and Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik from the west coast of Norway – both from small villages close to nature. The sound of Pjusk is inspired by the harsh Norwegian weather and wild landscape. At the center point of the collaboration between the two is an old cabin high up in the mountains. This is where most of the music of Pjusk is made – framed by snowy peaks and the sound of cold streams.
VA – Compact Get Your Genki (Get Your Genki)
For those who spin the silver circles, our pal Christian has a double CD out soon of rare Japanese pop & rock gems for a knockdown (lock down?) price… check it
Pre-order our new compact compilation on CD and get it for a special price . Only until this Saturday for just 10€!
Discover old GYG classics , new versions and previously unreleased songs! #jpop #jrock #jmusic
Jim O’Rourke – Steamroom 47 (Steamroom)
Knifedoutofexistence – Fragility (Outside Art)
Knifedoutofexistence churns out albums of noise like hot dinners and still manages to cut to my core as though it was second nature. – Echoes and Dust
Sunken Foal – Florida Crystals EP (Countersunk)
My ‘Florida Crystals’ E.P. Came out on Friday – it’s from the same sessions as my forthcoming ‘Hexose’ L.P. and features the proggy vocoder track ‘Whipple’s Triad’ I played in the Unitarian church a year or two ago
Gabriel Birnbaum – Nightwater (Self Released)
This record is really nice. We could all use some calm.
Today, I’m releasing a new album, Nightwater, which is a mellow, smeared, dreamy record of 4-track instrumentals I’ve been making over the last 5-6 weeks.
via Bryan Bruchman
Rev Rev Rev – Sealand (Fuzz Club)
The track is from Rev Rev Rev’s album Kykeon. The long-awaited third album from Italy’s finest shoegazing noise-rockers Rev Rev Rev, following on from their 2016 LP Des Fleurs Magiques Bourdonnaient. The band say of the new record: “Kykeon is about exploring the obscure. It’s a ritual descent into the underworld, but also a flight through the cold spaces amid the stars. There’s stripped-back song structures, trance-like drumming, fuzzy reverberated guitars, abrasive atonal sounds and tonnes of feedback.”
via Nick Psyanide
Joe Maneri, Udi Hrant, and Friends – The Cleopatra Record (Canary Records)
New mono restoration of the strange case of the anonymous 1963 supermarket LP by Udi Hrant, Joe Maneri & a few others lost to time playing out jazz versions of Turkish/Armenian, Greek, and Jewish traditional songs.
W/ 1700 words of notes.
Jo Bled – Two Pieces for Drumset (MuteAnt Sounds)
2 exploratory solo drum suites by prolific artist Jo Bled.
These are first take recordings in the free jazz vein. Very experimental, very free!
Celer & Rene Aquarius – The Exorcist (Self Released)
there’s a debut collaboration between Celer & René Aquarius that’s inspired by The Exorcist, it’s phenomenal and it’s free
Books on Tape – With Regrets, Books on Tape (Deathbomb Arc)
New boxset from #booksontape by @deathbombarc and this beautiful poster for the weekend that almost was.
Good Fuck – gooF dUCK Plays that good ol’ timey rock’n roll (Self Released)
Good Fuck (Tim Kinsella & Jenny Pulse) covering Cap N Jazz and Joan of Arc
Listening Center – Diaphanous Structures (Temporary Tapes)
Fantastic album this, highly recommend it.
Cat Temper – Feralyzed (Self Released)
My album Feralyzed comes out next Friday April 17th! Reminder that 2 vinyl pre-order customers will win a test pressing of the record.
Prepare to become prey to the ferocious charms of Feralyzed! Synthwave’s favorite meowsician shows a wicked sense of humor with song titles like “No New Tail to Tell,” “Ace of Spays” and “Careless Whisker” while the music strikes you with the sharpest of claws.
Litterbox Massacre – The Rise of Lucifur (Justified Insanity)
The debut album “The Rise of Lucifur” by catcore band Litterbox Massacre is out! Scratch that itch for feline-themed brutal death meow-tal.
via Cat Temper
Shitmat – 43.64% Shitmat (Self Released)
Absolutely classic ultra-crisp-man Henry Collins aka Shitmat jams! #WrongMusic #breakcore
via Third Kind
The Bell Streets – Monument (Popboomerang)
Debut album by The Bell Streets, a musical collaboration between Nick Batterham and Josh Meadows. Nick has been a central figure in the bands Blindside, The Earthmen and Cordrazine. Josh is the singer from The Sugargliders and The Steinbecks.
Selfish Limbs – Beats to Beat Isolation (Bad Bat Records)
Beats To Beat Isolation is a dark portfolio of tunes to express the hard times for all in isolation. It was created from the intensity of the world pandemic that has gripped us and is offered for people to listen to, to find some relief from these troubling times. Together by staying creative, looking for new ways of expression and action we will get through this difficult time. Let’s plan our future meetings!
Vylter – Future Spirit Beyond (Serotonin Jackalope)
For our daughter on her birthday.
HRZL – Furies (Self Released)
In these strange days, I’ve decided to start releasing new & unreleased stuff on my Bandcamp page.
HRZL is the other side of me as an artist and is more focused on the abstract & experimental side of my output. Furies is the first release of many that will come soon, both digital and physical. It contains eight analog jam cuts digitally processed, completely made during the lockdown period in my home studio in Bitola.
You can listen the premiere on my Soundcloud page and follow the Bandcamp link to listen/support/buy the release.
Stay tuned for more and stay safe! x
via Thomas Ragsdale
Teleplasmiste – To Kiss Earth Goodbye (House of Mythology)
A great album!
Sentidor – At Home With...(songs for solitude) Vol. 03 (La Petite Chambre Records)
“At Home With…(songs for solitude)”
An inside project facing the outbreak. Every week a new artist is invited to share two unreleased songs.
For the third round, we’re pleased to reverberate the sounds from Sentidor.
Roger Eno / Brian Eno – Mixing Colours (Deutsche Grammophon)
Recorded over a 15-year span and written without the intention of being released, the 18-track/74-minute LP somehow manages to come off as very understated and quaint, considering it falls within the ambient genre. Mostly made up of pensive, single-finger keyboards, with the odd Brian Eno sound wash, much of Mixing Colours resembles like a movie score for a documentary that’s running in real time. – Exclaim
via Destination Out
Foxhall Stacks – The Half Stack EP (Snappy Little Numbers)
New Foxhall Stacks EP out now! Best part: At least half the proceeds go to @WeAreFamilyDC a nonprofit that delivers groceries (and emotional support) to seniors who are hit especially hard by COVID-19. Thanks in advance y’all!
Guitarist Jim Spellman (Velocity Girl, High Back Chairs) assembled these DC veterans in late 2015. Bassist Brian Baker is a legit punk godfather, with close to 40 years on bass and guitar for Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, and Bad Religion. Pete Moffett drummed for Government Issue and Wool before joining singer/guitarist Bill Barbot (Jawbox) in Burning Airlines. Decent pedigree, this lot.
Anna Burch – If You’re Dreaming (Polyvinyl)
When Anna Burch introduced herself on her 2018 debut Quit the Curse, it was with a concentrated wash of energetic, serotonin-boosting pop. Jangly guitars, blithe vocal harmonies and an occasional undercurrent of grungy fuzz all converged in seemingly straightforward songs that hid their complexities under sunny hooks. The impact of the songs was immediate and exciting, presenting narratives of confusion and upheaval with melodies so bright it was hard to do anything but smile. Two years later, Burch’s follow up If You’re Dreaming takes us down a different path than its predecessor, shedding some nervous energy in favor of a deeper exploration of an internal world.
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