Monday, May 30, 2016

Nubiyan Twist - "Nubiyan Twist: Work House Mode"

The final track on London UK 12-piece Nubiyan Twist may be the end to the record, but let it be the start to your week. Ease on in and sip that coffee while you bliss.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Gabrielle Shonk - "Habit"

Wowsers. This track is subtle but haunting. Shonk is definitely one to watch. Right now "Habit" is the only song on Soundcloud, but I'd recommend you start following her to stay on top of what's to come.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Umse - Hawaiianischer Schnee (Instrumental LP)


Kikagaku Moyo/ 幾何学模様 - "Green Sugar"

Here in Winnipeg, the May long weekend is just hours away. It's a big deal. This weekend is like the official start of summer as folks leave the city to go camping or just sit on a patio and throw back some drinks and bask in the warm sunshine we all know will eventually disappear. Somehow this tune from Tokyo's Kikagaku Moyo just encapsulates the feeling of that buzz from a couple beers and the sun.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Karl Blau - "Fallin' Rain"

The new LP Introducing Karl Blau landed in my inbox last week amidst a flurry of new releases and I only got to it this week. I didn't really need an introduction to Blau as I'm a long-time K Records fan and owner of more than one album by The Microphones. Plus he was a member of the band Earth (among my absolute faves) at one point. But now I'm regretting not getting around to this Bella Union release earlier because the track below is a stunner. Clocking in at over 9 minutes, I could deal with it being twice that long.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Norvis Junior - "Believers"

This kinda feels like a chopped-and-screwed take on the soul/r&b/electronic melange that Platinum Pied Pipers were brewing up years ago.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bateau Noir - "Alpha concorde"

embarqua dans un bateau noir

Sorrey - Thick As Thieves

Pardon the wordplay but you will not be SORRY if you listen to SORREY.
Go on, do it.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Aura - "Magic Lover"

Reissue labels like Aloha Got Soul are doing the Lords' work. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Mark III - "Funky Heaven"

I wish to god I could afford Now-Again Records' "Now-Again Reserve," especially after listening to the forthcoming Marvin Whoremonger reissue from The Mark III. Sadly, my funds are tied up in diapers and wipes these days so I'll just have to re-listen to "Funky Heaven" on Soundcloud a bunch of times. But if you've got the coin for it, one listen to this behemoth of a track from a bunch of Vegas teenagers should convince you to pony up.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Matthew Halsall - "Breathless"

Something beautiful and mellow to ease you into the week. I've previously mentioned Manchester's Halsall in association with the Gondwana Orchestra, but  On The Go (out May 20th) is credited to him alone.