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 new releases you may have missed — stream music from Vanishing Twin, Kit Sebastian, Natural Yoghurt Band, The Cosmic Range and Lunch Money. If you like what you hear, hit the links and support the artists.
Vanishing Twin – The Age Of Immunology
On their new album Vanishing Twin experiment with their sound by recording this new project in a variety of non-standard settings, non-studio settings. Opener’ KRK (At Home In Strange Place’ was recorded on an iPhone during a live set which crackled with psychic connectivity on the Croatian island of Krk. Elsewhere You Are Not an Island’, ‘Invisible World’ and the cosmic ‘Plane te Sauvage’, were all recorded in nighttime sessions in an abandoned mill in Sudbury. Comprised of five nationalities, you’ll hear them singing in each of their native languages. This might be our favourite record from the band so far, listen to the magical The Age Of Immunology below.
Kit Sebastian – Mantra Moderne
Kit Sebastian is a duo formed in London by multi-instrumentalist Kit Martin and vocalist and multi-disciplinary artist Merve Erdem. Recorded in rural France their debut LP is a compelling mix of Anatolian psychedelia, Brazilian tropicalia, 60’s European pop and American jazz. Beautifully layered arrangments and engrossing vocals make for an utterly captivating listen. Highly recommended for fans of Khruangbin, Portishead, Arthur Verocai, and Cortex.
Natural Yoghurt Band – Braille, Slate & Stylus
The Natural Yogurt Band dropped their third full-length album a few months back, and it’s one not to be missed. The 14-track album imaginatively called Braille, Slate & Stylus drifts through an array of styles from funky tunes, African-oriented grooves and smooth library music to a more absurd, free and contemporary vision of jazz. Easily the bands best work to date.
The Cosmic Range – The Gratitude Principle
Matthew “Doc” Dunn and co returned earlier this year with a brilliant second album. The Gratitude Principle comes filled to the brim with freeform jazz workouts, dark ambient sounds, afro grooves and psychedelic vibes. The album kicks off with ‘Palms to Heaven’, a powerful blast of all-in free jazz elsewhere Rivers For Eyes is the purest instance of spiritual/free jazz on the record. The brilliant title track is the perfect treat to end the set.
Lunch Money Life – lunchmoneylife STYLES™
Last year Lunch Money Life teamed up with Equiknoxx on the wonderous Living300 EP. Here the London based outfit connect with Lunch Money members old and new for a 7-track release of sub-bass rumblings, effect-laden mantras, dreamlike dance music, riff-heavy grooves and more. The project features the likes of 3xplod3d gard3n, AKA Priest, Klavier, Ryto Sarma, Flames Pow, Capitol K and Danalogue – both in-house legends of the Total Refreshment Centre studio and frequent LML collaborators. Released a few months ago on their eponymous label please don’t sleep on this one.