Between The Cracks: 5 New Releases You Need To Hear

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 albums you need to hear. Stream music from WVR BVBY, Blameful Isles, Medline, BCUC and Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids. If you like what you hear, support the artists.

 

WVR BVBY – WVR BVBY

Hailing from the sonic vortex of Melbourne’s music community, WVR BVBY brings a more than promising live infusion of trip-hop, downtempo, prog and jazz through what they like to call, Intergalactic Hard-Groove. So dive in and discovers the many delights WVR BVBY has to offer.     
★★★★☆
Buy

 

Blameful Isles – Pleroma

Blameful Isles returns with a collection of fresh, innovative jazz compositions full of lush arrangements. Theres plenty to love here with so man standout tracks including ‘Infinite Being (Sagittarius)’, ‘Witchdoctor’ (Sun Ra vibrations), ‘Orange sun tree’, The Hypeflare Nine’ and ‘Jahlia’. Deep and inspirational stuff from Blameful Isles on the always great Urban Waves label.  
★★★☆☆
Buy

 

Medline – Solstice

Solstice is a cover album of legendary jazz funk, OST and library music. Unique and unprecedented in its concept, the album presents a selection of tracks coming from impossible to find records of the genre, interpreted by Medline. A killer project that feels both classic and timeless.

★★★☆☆
Buy

 

BCUC – Emakhosini

BCUC’s ‘Emakhosini album will take you on an intriguing epic journey, with the seven-piece sharing their controversial yet interesting views on modern Africa. A powerful and deeply engaging set.

★★★★☆
Buy

 

Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids – An Angel Fell

Cosmic jazz travellers The Pyramids, led by saxophonist Idris Ackamoor return with a new album that melds jazz  and psychedelic music with socially conscious lyrics. Since reuniting in 2012 Idris and the crew continue to grow from strength to strength. The production of Malcolm Catto, of London’s Heliocentrics is also top notch. Love the cover artwork as well!   
★★★★☆
Buy

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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