Between The Cracks: New & Notable Releases That Need Your Attention

With so much good music coming through thick and fast, it’s easy for albums to drop online and go overlooked. No lengthy write-ups as who reads those anyway? We keep it short and to the point because you’re here to listen to the music! Check out our weekly mini-guide below and if you like what you hear, click the links and support the artists.

Ana Roxanne – Because of a Flower

Five years in the making Los Angeles-based musician Ana Roxanne blesses up with her second album. The seven-track LP explores notions of gender identity, beauty, and cruelty. She describes her process as beginning with “a drone element and a mood,” later adding melody, syllables, and lyrics. From the opening spoken word text of ‘Untitled’, we’re transported to a place of peace and tranquillity. One that you never want to leave. What a marvellous album, I haven’t chosen a favourite track as they are all amazing! This is a beauty.

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Warmth – Parallel Inflection

This album dropped back in April of last year but it’s only made its way to our ears. ‘Parallel Inflection’ is condensed compositions from Warmth’s third ambient album ‘Parallel’, which includes two previously unreleased arrangements from the Parallel sessions. A ten-track journey of soothing sounds and sweet dreams.

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Emily A. Sprague – Hill, Flower, Fog

Emily A. Sprague’s ‘Hill, Flower, Fog’ gets a vinyl release having previously only being available as a limited-time release for Bandcamp Friday back in March The record is a six-part rumination on sensation and perception. A soothing set of deeper than deep modular meditations from Sprague. Proceeds from sales of ‘Hill, Flower, Fog’ go to Lion’s Tooth Project – find out more about the charity here

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Domenique Dumont – People on Sunday

I love this new album by Domenique Dumont! The Latvian music producer conceived People On Sunday as a soundtrack to the German silent film of the same name, which was shot in 1929. “This theme was made to accompany a scene in the film where four friends are approaching a lake to spend a carefree time swimming and lying the sun,” Dumont explains. The album is a playful blend of dreamy electronics, a soothing soundtrack to escape the crazy world outside. 

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Call Super – Every Mouth Teeth Missing

‘Every Mouth Teeth Missing’ is the third full-length from producer Joe Seaton under his Call Super guise. The new record comes three years on from his last studio LP, 2017’s Apro and finds him working with his father David Seaton who plays the clarinet. Describing the record as being “a strange constant rain in his life”, Seaton takes us through a varied sonic paletteFrom the tropical warmth of the title track and ‘Opperton Swim’ to the ambient vibes of ‘Sleep All Night With Open Eye’ or the slow-burning hypnotic haze of ‘Welcome New People’ this is a must listen. If you haven’t yet, get acquainted with Seaton’s super music below.

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Compilations

Gratien Midonet – A Cosmic Poet From Martinique 1979​-​1989

Time Capsule come correct once again with this wonderous collection of work by Martinique artist Gratien Midonet. A Cosmic Poet from Martinique 1979 – 1989 collects thirteen tracks taken from Midonet’s first four albums, which he recorded between 1979-1989. The perfect mix of Creole poetry, folk mysticism and heavy-grooving cosmic synths, this is by far one of the strongest compilations we’ve heard this year. Hat doffed to Cedric Lassonde for curating this essential overview of Midonet’s work.

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Something extra from Midonet..

Gratien Midonet – Ven En Levé

EP’s

Andrew Ashong & Kaidi Tatham — Sankofa Season

London producer and singer Andrew Ashong returns after a six-year hiatus with ’Sankofa Season’, a brand new EP for you to devour. The five-song set sees him team up with the one and only Kaidi Tatham who adds his virtuoso touch to the EP with rhythmic boogie and pulsating broken beat grooves to form a wonderfully vibrant atmosphere. A long time coming, but the wait was truly worth it. 

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Mark Pritchard – MP Productions – EP 1

It’s been a while since we last heard from Mark Pritchard, but he returns with a new EP for us all to tuck into. Consisting partly of tracks that he unveiled during his WXAXRXP NTS mix last year, ‘MP Productions – EP1’ is an absolute gem. A club-orientated suite of mutated dancehall, electro and techno with equally amazing artwork from Jonathan Zawada. As is the norm Pritchard leaves us open mouthed – press play below to hear why for yourself.

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Richard Norris – Golden Waves EP

Richard Norris has been on quite a roll of late. Just head here to sample a small taste of his recent work. Golden Waves offers up four deep listening experimental ambient pieces that throw together interesting new shapes, and tones – gentle and floaty electronic music designed for headphones.

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Singles

CS + Kreme – howwouldyoufeelwithoutthatthought

I’m a fanboy, what can I say! The masters of elongated sounds return with two late-night slo-mo numbers best played with snuggly fitting headphones and in a darkened room.

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We’re not quite done… 

Yas​-​Kaz – Jomon​-​sho (縄文頌)

Overmono – Everything U Need

Hieroglyphic Being – BLACK HANDS VOL 3

Matana Roberts & Pat Thomas – The Truth

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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