Between The Cracks: 5 Records 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 release’s you don’t want to sleep on. Stream music from Daev Martian, Columbia Nights, Josa Peit, Bachar Mar-Khalifé and Nat Birchall. If you like what you hear support the artist.

Daev Martian – Sometimes

Daev Martian is a producer/vocalist from South Africa. “Sometimes” is a 7 track EP projecting his talent and independence as an artist. All tracks were produced, written, and recorded by himself, allowing you to glimpse into his life a little while you sail into a euphoric thought, feeling, or dream.

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7/10

Columbia Nights – In All Things

The trio describes the album “a testament to the interconnectedness we all share and the power of music to forge those bonds… Our name is reflective of the space and the time in which we create, and our work is undoubtedly a product of this environment. We formed Columbia Nights to help advance the art we love, and to challenge listeners to demand more from the music they engage with.”

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8/10

Josa Peit – Constellation EP

Having previously lent her quirky voice to the London-based cosmic jazz collective Nostalgia 77 and renowned German beatmaker Dexter, Josa Peit settled into the lab and developed an intriguing musical sphere of her own. On her Debut EP Constellation, Josa Peit has crafted her own brand of soul miniatures, emerging under influences of house, disco, krautrock, psych, and hip hop.

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8/10

Bachar Mar-Khalifé -Ya Balad

Fascinating turn by French-Lebanese singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Bachar Mar-Khalifé. He is a product of the Conservatory of Paris and has collaborated with conductors Lorin Maazel, James Gaffigan as well as with the Orchestre national de France and the Ensemble intercontemporain. He has worked on a series of projects that melt jazz, world music, electronic and hip-hop with artists as diverse as Bojan Z, Carl Craig, Francesco Tristano, Murcof or Kery James. Moreover, Born in war-torn Lebanon, he is the son of the legendary Eastern-Lute player Marcel Khalifé, and the Brother of Rami Khalifé (a member of the band Aufgang). With this esteemed background he brings us his third LP for the Parisian label, a heady brew of sparse neo-classical arrangements and haunted vocals.

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7/10


Nat Birchall – Invocations

The music of Nat Birchall joins with a long-flowing conversation in jazz. His chosen tongue is that of the spiritualised musical discourse whose vital source can be found in the sacred testaments of John Coltrane, and which was channelled most directly by his fellow travellers Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders, and his wife Alice. Many others followed where Coltrane led, giving voice in music to the esoteric renewal of the soul and mind that lent spiritual strength to the black counterculture, and complemented the political radicalism of the late 1960s and 1970s. This rich vein of spirit music has rarely been tapped by British jazz musicians, and Birchall is one of the few to have been drawn to it with the conviction of heart that it demands. For these are the sonic and spiritual spaces where the colossi of an earlier age declaimed and confessed with sacrificial passion, from within the flames of revolution.

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8/10

∗ These are not our words, text taken from press releases.

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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