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Jaubi ‘Nafs at Peace’: album of year contender

This exaltation of Jaub’s ‘Nafs at Peace’ album on Astigmatic Records is long overdue, mainly thanks to the world spinning back to action around the time of it’s release. Now the perfect is timing, since as we come to the end of the year we naturally look back at our …

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The Brkn Record ‘Architecture of Oppression Part 1’

A concept album of incredible depth, ambition and urgency from Jake Ferguson of The Heliocentrics. ‘Architecture of Oppression Part 1’ contains an expose on the experience of black Britons, across multiple generations, A contemporary soundtracked by amalgamation of psychedelic jazz and soulful strings, sublime vocal performances from the likes of …

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Bex Burch & Leafcutter John go ‘Boing!’

Minimalist percussion meets exuberant synths on ‘Boing!’, a first-time pairing of like-minded artists, electronics auteur Leafcutter John, and composer, percussionist and gyil player Bex Burch. Today they share their new collaborative album via Vula Viel Records and a complementary video for “In The Moments” by Leafcutter John. An album that …

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Beats Unlimited EP (Diskotopia Records)

We are super excited to kick off the 2021 summer proceedings with this absolute killer self-titled mini-album from Beats Unlimited, a new and exciting collaboration between Doc Sleep and Glenn Astro. San Francisco native Melissa (Doc Sleep) met Ninja Tune affiliate Konstantin (Glenn Astro) after she moved to Berlin and …

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Ruth Goller ‘Skylla’

Bassist, vocalist, composer, environmentalist and now solo artist, Ruth Goller launches her dark and brooding debut album today. Hailed by the Guardian for her “thunderous bass-guitar hooks’, Goller helped lay the foundation for the UK’s jazz renaissance whilst playing in many of its most influential and popular bands, from her …

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John Carroll Kirby releases brilliant new cosmic jazz LP ‘Septet’

Los Angeles-based composer, producer, and pianist John Carroll Kirby, who has made a strong name for himself over the last several years collaborating with everyone from Solange (produced three tracks on A Seat At The Table, and featured on When I Get Home), and Blood Orange, to Frank Ocean, Miley Cyrus and …

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Wild Honey ‘Ruinas Futuras’

A new Madrileño soundtrack. Guillermo Farré’s hushed vocals are buoyed by cinematic strings & brass arrangements, and the tight drums & percussion of Shawn Lee. ‘Ruinas Futuras’ was composed in fragments on phone voice memos, between fatherhood and office work. Slowly accumulated before their rediscovery one day on a train. …

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Agile Experiments “Bloom Anubis”

Dave De Rose and his co-conspirators have out-done themselves on this, their 8th album. A perfect meeting of jazz, improvisation, groove and electronics, with decidedly punk and psychedelic twists and turns Agile Experiments are essentially a different group on every record, and in the beginning every track could have a …

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SOLIDARITY with UNIST’OT’EN

As musicians living in Montreal who recognize that this territory, historically known as Tiohtià:ke, was colonized and occupied, we felt the need to demonstrate our total solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation. Their ancestral territory, located in northwest British Columbia, has suffered for several years from the invasion of various oil …

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