Between The Cracks: 5 Albums 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 five releases that may have slipped past your radar. Stream music from Roseau, Daryl Donald,  Salami Rose Joe Louis, Spiritual Jazz 7 and WaqWaq Kingdom. If you like what you hear, support the artists.

Roseau- Muscles And Bones

“The storyline that ties the EP together is of loss and learning how to cope with it. Realising that sadness will manifest itself in other ways if you try to repress it. Mine came through recurring dreams of buildings collapsing with loved ones trapped inside them, tsunamis and dark blue, bottomless expanses of ocean.”



Daryl Donald – Solitude

We’ve had Edinburgh-based producer Daryl Donald’s album sitting in our inbox for a while. So glad we finally got round to pressing play on “Solitude,”  where Donald offers 15 short cuts of skillfully woven, spliced-up samples over soulful beats. Taking inspriation from the likes J Dilla, Madlib, Pete Rock, Flying Lotus and Massive Attack the project skips effortlessly through jazz, hip hop, neo soul and trip hop. Not to be missed!



Salami Rose Joe Louis – Zlaty Sauce Nephew

Salami Rose Joe Louis burst on our radar with her debut offering “Son Of Sauce” back in March of last year. The album took a cross-genre approach, with Louis blending different styles over 26 short but song sketches. Once again Louis excels in small doses creating experimental music that is still fun and accessible.


★★★ ★☆

Various Artist – Spiritual Jazz 7: Islam

Another killer release from Jazzman Records! Esoteric, Modal and Progressive Jazz inspired by Islam 1957 – 1988. Songs ancient and divine – the seventh volume of our acclaimed Spiritual Jazz series examines the influence and impact of Islam on four decades of jazz innovation.


★★★ ★☆

WaqWaq Kingdom – Shinsekai

‘Shinsekai’ develops its very own language as each of the hypnotic tracks meanders through different stages of deepness and tension, evolving into the bigger picture of an album with a dazzling amount of intrinsic details.




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