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 Mariam Sawires, Alessia Obino, Roger Robinson, Joseph Shabason and Skinny Pelembe. If you like what you hear, support the artists.
Mariam Sawires – Ahnuma
♦ Egyptian, born in Australia into a worldly, nomadic family of musicians artists originating in desert sands to urbanlandscapes worldwide. Mariam’s youth was inspired by the sweet lyrical high-pitched melodies of traditional Arabic songs, the rhythms created from the clay Darbuka of her father. Bringing her flavour of Arabic/Northern African infused Jazz/ NuSoul to Europe, Africa, USA and Asia
Alessia Obino – Echoes
♦ The first album by Alessia Obino, born in Bologna, but a venue for adoption, is an original project that does not disturb the fashion or the market because it arises from the need to metabolize the experiences made in different musical environments, Not just jazz, but mainly through the composition of original songs.
Roger Robinson – Dog Heart City
♦ This beautiful cassette collects a pile of special riddim cuts from the Jahtari vaults, from re-edited classics by Bo Marley, unreleased gems by John Frum, to completely new experiments, all lovingly dubbed live and soaked in analogue goodness by disrupt.
Joseph Shabason – Aytche
♦ Saxophonist and composer Joseph Shabason’s debut Aytche builds a bridge off of the precipice his forbears established, skirting jazz, ambient, and even new age with the same deliberate genre-ambiguity that made their work so interesting.
Skinny Pelembe – Seven Year Curse EP
♦ With a sample-hunting, studio-meddling mindset, Skinny Pelembe’s music roams hazy, psychedelic tangents.