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 you need to hear. Stream music from Raw Tapes, Hector Plimmer, Menagerie, Sahel Sounds and Quiet Dawn. If you like what you hear, support the artists.
Raw Tapes – Puzzles Vol. 3
The third compilation from Raw Tapes featuring the likes of Buttering Trio, Sol Monk, Yudko, Mo Rayon and more. Many of the tracks were a result of unique collaborations within the Raw Tapes family and beyond. Incredible guests such as Stones Throw artist MNDSGN, vocalist Jenny Penkin and guitar player Uzi Ramirez add some of their individual vibes.
Hector Plimmer – Sunshine Remixed
Hector Plimmer’s debut album gets flipped by the likes of Elsa Hewitt, Emma-Jean Thackray, Hello Skinny, Francis Harris, Jonny Drop, Modified Man and more. Don’t sleep.
Menagerie – The Arrow Of Time
‘The Arrow Of Time’ draws its inspiration conceptually from the themes of space exploration, human evolution and the future of humankind. It’s pretty big stuff to be underpinning an album of modal Jazz tunes – but the main message is one of hope, and I hope that comes across in the music.”
Sahel Sounds – Field Recordings from the Sahel
Ambient field recordings collected across the Western Sahel. Sounds of desert oases, late night radio broadcasts, village calls to prayer, and riverboats drifting down the Niger river. An excellent companion piece to the musical work from the blog, this a homage to the sounds that don’t always find their way onto records.
Quiet Dawn – Human Being – The Short Story Of The Reed
French producer Quiet Dawn shares a new EP titled, ‘Human Being: The Short Story of The Reed’. A suitably ice-thawing six-track opus to compliment the change of seasons, dedicated to the winter-blooming plant’s desire to be human.