Between The Cracks: 5 New Releases You May Have Missed

Between The Cracks 5 New Releases You May Have MissedWith 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 new releases that you may have missed. Stream music from Nat Birchall, Helsinki Headnod Connection, Sameer Gupta, Albrecht La’Brooy, and the legendary Hailu Mergia. If you like what you hear, support the artists.


Nat Birchall – Cosmic Langage

We featured Nat Birchall’s new 4-track album during the run-up to its release, and it’s so damn good we had to share the project again! On Cosmic language Birchall charts new paths toward spiritual communion, connecting jazz with classical Indian influences guided by the wistful flow of the harmonium.




Helsinki Headnod Convention – Eargasms For Short – Sighted Post – Truth Era People

Philadelphia-based indie record label Record Breakin’ Music recently shared the new album from Helsinki Headnod Convention. With a passion for social justice, the band skillfully fuse jazz, soul, and spoken-word poetry. If you like your jazz deep and spiritual. This one is for you.




Sameer Gupta – A Circle Has No Beginning

Extremely well-crafted fusion of Indian classical and modern jazz styles from Sameer Gupta. Beautifully vibrant and uplifting modern jazz of the highest order.



Albrecht La’Brooy – Tidal River

Melbourne duo Albrecht La’Brooy latest release is inspired by a visit to the beautiful Wilson’s Promontory, a remote national park on the South East coast of Australia. The tracklisting runs from morning through to nighttime and tries to capture the feeling of each snapshot in time. Recommended for fans of Suzanne Kraft, Jonny Nash and Dawn Of Midi.




Hailu Mergia – Lala Belu

Building on three successful Awesome Tapes From Africa reissues keyboard legend Hailu Mergia shares his first new LP in over 15 years. Beautiful Ethiopian jazz built on ancient scales and standards. All the tracks are more than worth a listen.


CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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