With so much good music coming through thick and fast, it’s easy for brand-new music to drop online and go overlooked. To help prevent this, we’ve picked five releases that you may have missed, but need to hear. Stream music from Puce Mary, Sarah Davachi, Eiko Ishibashi, Lealani, and Park Jiha. If you like what you hear, support the artists.
Puce Mary – The Drought
Frederikke Hoffmeier aka Copenhagener Puce Mary builds from a reputation of arresting live performances and critically acclaimed releases to break new ground with The Drought. The latest from Puce Mary delivers another batch of thumping industrial rhythms but with more melody and less aggression.
Sarah Davachi – Gave In Rest
Canadian electroacoustic composer Sarah Davachi fuses her compositional style within a predilection for medieval and Renaissance music, Davachi unearths a new realm of musical reverence, creating works both contemplative and beatific, eerie yet essentially human. Follow Davachi into the unknown.
Eiko Ishibashi – The Dream My Bones Dream
The hugely talented but greatly underappreciated artists Eiko Ishibashi dropped her sixth solo album last year. Set to expansive pop travelogues evoking the work of pioneers like Joni and Scott Walker, she considers the unknown lives that her own family has lived. Always susceptible to a little bit of experimntal avant-pop music!
Lealani – Fantastic Planet
This is the most wondrous release you’ll hear this week – the debut full length from Lealani is full of bold, avant-garde pop. Off-kilter sounds aplenty on this wonky and infectious debut LP that blends electronic, synth-pop, beats and indie rock. Throughtout the 14-song record Lealani has a way of putting your ears quizzically on egde as she deftly shifts the boundaries of pop music. This one will get many repeated listens from me throughout the year.
Park Jahi – Philos
South Korean composer Park Jiha’s second album, Philos, is a record of love for time, space and sound. A riveting listen from start to finish – sit back and simply let Philos drift effortlessly through your consciousness.