Between The Cracks: 5 Releases You May Have Missed

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With so much good music coming through thick and fast, it’s easy for new music to drop online and go unnoticed. To help prevent this, we’ve picked 5 releases you may have missed. Stream music from LayerZ, Four Tet, Khallee, Girlpool, and Bernard + Edith. If you like what you hear support the artist.

LayerZ – Things On Top Of Each Other

The Raw Tapes label rarely disappoint and this new album from LayerZ is another winner. Written and recorded during a 3 day session in the studio, there is a spontaneous and relaxing vibe on this album. Even the more intense and “angry” tunes tend to soften up in the end and dissolve into the creamy-washy space that creates the album atmosphere. This is really, really good stuff.

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7/10

Four Tet – Morning/Evening

Four Tet shared his new album Morning/Evening which consists of two songs, produced between August 2014 and February 2015.  The physical versions of the album won’t be available until July 10th, so for now, stream forty minutes of absolutely  blissful new music courtesy of Four Tet below. This is vibes!

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8/10

Khallee – Crying Diamonds

Khallee is a member of Chicago R&B collective Jody, but now he’s stepping out with a solo project. Khallee’s hazy vocals, reminiscent of Jody, ignites a moody atmosphere throughout the project as the atmospheric beats and  moody production by Bobby Swan brings it all together.

7.10

Girlpool – Before the World Was Big

The introspective-punk duo captures growing pains and existential quandaries with a honest and true intention. think the sparseness of Young Marble Giants, mixed with the attitude of Bikini Kill and the hooks of the Marine Girls. This album is a must listen!


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7.5/10

Bernard + Edith – Jem

Bernard and Edith who are Nick ‘Bernard’ Delap and Greta ‘Edith’ Carroll. Subtly disturbing, and deceptively pretty, trip hop blues from the backstreets of Manchester. They come across like a Mancunian Knife or Fever Ray, even a latter day Julee Cruise and Angelo Badalamenti, only soundtracking the torrid events of life in Whalley Range not Twin Peaks. A dark Art-Pop Soul album.


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7.5/10

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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