Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Hector Plimmer - "Bossa B"

The Glenn Astro and Deoke remixes aren't posted yet, but the Plimmer original of "Bossa B" is a percolating groove that has a subtle, intermittent keyboard line and great echo-effected drums.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nicole Mitchell - Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds

Kudos to former UMFM programmer Jeff Friesen - aka Little Beard - for always keeping an eye out for the far-reaches of jazz sounds. It's thanks to him that FPE Records from Illinois and this record from Nicole Mitchell came to my attention. If you've been digging the Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda comp that recently came out, Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds should be on your to-do list.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Profusion - "Where Do I Begin?"

Formed from a connection on MySpace (!!??) Profusion is a collaboration between Emeson and K15. Subtle beats and smooth vocals = contemporary soul.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Jane Weaver - "Slow Motion"

Liverpool's Jane Weaver releases her latest LP, Modern Kosmology tomorrow, but you can give it a spin now. "Slow Motion" is my favourite of the bunch, but this is a front-to-back solid effort.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Amir Bresler - "Afro Golden Line"

Not the first funky Israeli I've recommended (that'd be Kutiman, way back in the Ear To The Sound days), but Amir Bresler is certainly the latest to make me think "Holy Sh*t" just as much as I think "Holy Land." Just the A-side from this one available to check out so far, but it features Sefi Zisling on trumpet, which is how it popped up on my radar.

**If you haven't heard Beyond the Things I Know from Zisling, get thee to a Bandcamp stream.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Fleet Foxes - "Fool's Errand"

Kinda bonkers, but beautiful. Looking forward to hearing the rest of Crack Up, the new Fleet Foxes album.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Calcedon - "Sparrow"

I don't know if the rest of Echo In measures up to the lead-off track, "Sparrow," but damned if it isn't a phenomenal single. That opening guitar line sounds like Paul Simon, but then it gets a bit screwed and chopped and things get BIG.