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
Scrimshire – Nothing Feels Like Everything
With a back catalogue of timeless, unique music, Scrimshire continues to grow and develop. With a unique ability to blend genres and styles, Nothing Feels Like Everything sees nu-jazz, soul, electronica, cinematic flourishes and chilled beats – all woven into the rich tapestry of this album. Cleveland Watkiss, Ursula Rucker, Jessica Lauren, Idris Rahman, Nat Birchall, Miryam Solomon, Emanative, and more share their beautiful musical talents for this warming, eye-pleasing journey. Recreating the many swings in emotions experienced during the various lockdowns over nine tracks, he explores loss, solitary contemplation, yearning, and anxiety – musical meditations to heal your mind, body and soul.
Anthony Joseph – The Rich Are Only Defeated When Running For Their Lives
Anthony Joseph is back with a new spiritual jazz and poetry album featuring a Caribbean and African influence. The album also features Jason Yarde, Shabaka Hutchings, Florian Pellissier, and other top-draw musicians.
Joshua Crumbly – ForEver
Last year Joshua Crumbly teased his solo bass pieces with 2020’s Rise album, and now he’s back with a new offering. Featuring the previously released track ‘Reflection’, the ten-track LP sees the LA/New York bassist, producer, and songwriter take his exhilarating and utterly breathtaking bass soundscapes to the next level. An incredibly beautiful album.
Uffe – Words and Endings
Uffe’s Words and Endings album, which is out now, features jazzy-house, dub infused cuts for late nights, early mornings, and backroom specialists. This one is for those who like explorations into post-punk, dub, UK bass hybrids, and spiritual and free jazz. Our admiration for the Danish producer has gone up another notch as he continues to test, push, and bend musical boundaries.
Berk Icli – Glimpses of an Eternal Bloom
Introspectively dreamy and infectiously joyous. ‘Glimpses of an Eternal Bloom’ is a truly captivating album from beginning to end. In this unique and compelling album, piano-led pieces combined with string orchestration, synths, brass, woodwinds and field recordings to form an absorbing and memorable listening experience. Highly recommended.
Christoph El’ Truento – live from the cloudy subtropical
Turntable tomfoolery of the highest order from Christoph El Truento. This is the perfect album to get rid of your negative energy, with infectious funky breaks that will make your hips shake, samples that lodge themselves in your brain, and clever and agile turntable work that will leave you in awe. El’ Truento has created some incredibly refreshing and brilliant projects before, but this is by far his best work – an absolute must-listen!
Pejzaż – Wyspa
Pejzaż’s new album takes the listener on a journey reminiscent of the late J Dilla. Using over 200 samples, the Polish producer weaves through classic hip hop, trip-hop, soul, rock, ambient, and jungle. Sample-based instrumental music does not get much better than this! Please do yourself a favour and check it out now.
Fitz Gore & The Talismen – Soundnitia
Sonorama Records reissues the debut album by Jamaican saxophonist Fitz Gore and his experimental band, The Talismen, which debuted in 1975. You’ll find an excellent rendition of Horace Silver’s classic “Song for My Father” on the album. Essential.
Salamanda – 卄Happy QuarantineҨ
Seoul-based electronic duo Uman (Sala) and Yetsuby (Manda) return with a dreamy treat. With their distinctive patterns and harmonies at the fore, they deliver a hypnotic two-track EP.
Dan Jose – Larry White Volume 1
London-based producer, b-boy, DJ and photographer Dan Jose drops a Barry White tribute EP via Bay Area’s MushMan Musi. ‘Larry White Volume 1’ is the first in a series of hip hop instrumentals dedicated to ‘the guy that repeatedly makes every situation better’. Let’s keep this one short and sweet: just hit play and don’t miss this!