Between The Cracks: 5 New Releases You May Have Missed

Between The Cracks

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 new releases you don’t want to sleep on. Stream music from Semi Precious, Susuma Yokota, Jeremiah Jae, Quantic and L’Orange & Kool Keith.

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Semi Precious – When We Talk EP

The ‘When We Talk’ EP takes Semi Precious’ reverb laden minimalist vocal and production style to an even more ethereal place of solitude. A self-confessed architect of ‘bedroom pop’, Semi Precious explores ideas of false intimacy and longing through this short collection of brief explorations in celestial pop. This is golden. Check it out below, this guy’s pretty special.

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8/10

Susumu Yokota – My Energy EP

A prolific, prodigiously talented artist, Susumu Yokota was responsible for over thirty albums between 1993 and 2012, exploring the worlds of acid techno, trance, ambient, downtempo and beyond. After a period of ill health, Yokota passed away in March 2015 at the age of 54. This 5-track EP is Bandcamp’s tribute to the late producers work. All proceeds going to Animal Refuge Kansai (www.arkbark.net). Yokota was a lifelong animal lover, and the charity was chosen at his family’s request.

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8/10

Jeremiah Jae – The Decline of Black Anakin EP 

Chicago MC and Producer Jeremiah Jae returns with this dark 8-track EP, features guest appearances from Eugene Snow, Oliver The 2nd, Tre, Embry and Beanz Da Poet.

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8/10

Quantic – A New Constellation

Quantic Presents The Western Transient is the latest project from Will “Quantic” Holland, bringing together a handpicked band of some of his favourite musicians to realise a set of new compositions paying homage to the rich, lively and intimate quality of the classic soul and jazz recordings. Skipping is not an option as each of the ten tracks are absolute gems.

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7/10

L’Orange & Kool Keith – Time? Astonishing!

Hip Hop astral traveler Kool Keith returns with Time? Astonishing!. His union with MMG producer L’ Orange finds him exploring uncharted terrain: choppy volcanic rock planets, ice glacier moons, new surgical procedures, and fresh rappers to toss into the ether. The scalpel remains eternally sharp.

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7/10

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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