Mystic Melodies, psych-rock vibes, soulful vocals-the gospel according to Natalie Bergman. On Third Man records. We love this!
With this new album, prodigious Tuareg guitarist and songwriter rips a new hole in the sky- boldly reforging contemporary saharan music and “rock music” by melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations on love, religion, women’s rights, inequality, and western Africa’s exploitation at the hands of colonial powers.
I’ll admit that this album was very nearly “the one that got away”, lost to a lockdown haze… but then it was nudged my way, and I confess my love for these VU/Lou Reed-esque reverberations gladly!! At times reminiscent of the best garage rock lullaby, honky tonk blues, and early raw John Cale/Lou Reed. A real find!
Fabulous new release from Greentea Peng! Seamlessly weaves genres from Hip-Hop to Jazz, Neo-Soul, Trip Hop, Ragga, Rock, Dub, Drum & Bass, all anchored by signature sage vocals. A true opus, a fluid and transportive listening experience- magical!
Beep beep beep! Latest album from Black Midi! Following debut ‘Schlagenheim’, ‘Cavalcade’ scales new heights, pulling widely from a plethora of genres and influences- Jazz Fusion, music hall, grungy experimental post-punk, Post-Rock- King Crimson, Sun Ra, Tom Waits, The Residents vibes aplenty… Dig it!
Alfa Mist’s first release on Anti! Groove-based intricacies, lyrical solipsism and meandering fragmentations tied together with Hilary Thomas’s poetry. A fabulous record!
When I first listened to this, I thought I’d been sucked into a time warp and been magically transported back to the 1970s. Maybe it was something in my tea? Who knows. Anyway, I’m sat here, trying to write this little intro but I can’t, because I’m now involuntarily swaying along to the music. How did this happen? Guess it must have been those ABBA-esque, Carole King vibes going on. Mother Earth knows I love a slide guitar, and oh boy is this album drenched in that sunkissed, laidback vibe. Like a flashback to sunnier days… Be right back, just digging out my flares, crochet vest and glitter eyeshadow…