Hello Folks ! Sorry to be a day late for our monthly finds !
We hope you are well and safe and that you will appreciate this music during these isolated times !
NEW : We will now have an updated playlist with the most recent monthly finds every month, so if you follow the playlist in that link, it will always be up to date ! The archives will remain available on the lankybastards spotify account.
Here is the March 2020 playlist !
Our picks :
Osamu Kitajima – Masterless Samurai (1979)
Found this at a vinyl fair. Must say, I am not disappointed.
Bob Dylan – Blonde On Blonde (1966)
Idk it’s Bob Dylan and it sounds good.
Tamino – EP (2017)
It is not everyday you have some singer-songwriter stuff pushed to you here (well Bobby is up there but it does not count…) so I’ll indulge this one time. It’s been a long time since I put a song on repeat, but Cigar took me by surprise and did that to me. It reminds you of Jeff Buckley, Nick Cave, maybe Muse (yes it does this to me, maybe surprisingly) and it’s fine. Nobody is looking at you right now so you might as well enjoy it, because despite the heavy heritage displayed in this EP, it is extraordinary.
LDWG – Hyperidiocracy (2020)
High quality progressive noise-IDM. Of course dark and industrial
Binkbeats – Little Nerves (2019)
Everything about this is just in my brain.
Stretch and Bobbito and the M19s Band – Que Se Sepa (ft. Jose Parla & Mireya Ramos) (2020)
After years of curating tracks for the masses, Stretch and Bobbito have released a debut album of their own, titled No Requests. The album covers 10 great tracks from the duo’s past with a jazzy/funky collective of musicians called the M19s. I recommend giving the whole album a listen, but if you love latin percussion and only have time to taste one, I’d give Que Se Sepa a spin.
Totem Uruguay – Corrupcion (1973)
Latin flutes that find the time for pschedelic guitar and sexy sax solos. A fun track on a fun album.
The Black Beats – The Mod Trade (1971)
A raw psychedelic feel with an unmistakable touch of the India sound that blends into a track that, while fairly simple, can be hard to predict.
Antiphon – Antiphon (2019) (EP)
Not only does this band have the same name as one of my favorite albums, but they blend different colors that I love. Colors like Yussef Kamaal or Sungazer, with the wap wap and the bap bap. Tons of different grooves packed in this EP and I can’t wait to hear more from the Melbourne located band.
Ronald Snijders – The Nelson & Djosa Sessions (2016)
I know i know, more floots. But hey, it would be a heck of an album even without them. But now its perfection.
Various Artists – Aloha Got Soul (2016)
A smoth, groovelicious collection from Strut (that I somehow missed) of soul, funk & disco from Hawaii. Let those grass skirts swing with the groove, watch out for falling coconuts. If the track ”Yesterday’s Love” doesn’t get you dancing head down to the morgue, you’re ded.
Koichi Sakai & Alfa Sackey – Wono (2020)
Fusion of electronic and African traditional instrumentation. Even has flutes. The mini LP includes a cover of Jingo.
Underground Canopy – Bluestaeb and S. Fidelity present Underground Canopy (2020)
More new jazz. Got the wah wah guitar sound and great sounding drums. These peeps got that smooth coolness factor in all their tracks. Another album that I enjoyed front to back.
Colleen Grant – Latin Parang (2019)
Looking for obscure disco/soca/latin from early 80s’ Trinidad & Tobago? No? Well..uh..here it is anyway. Absolute massive tune.
Panchiko – D>E>A>T>H>M>E>T>A>L (2000)
When a CDR was found a thrift store in 2016 and posted to /mu/ questioning who made it no one knew the answer. For years many people believed that the rotted CDR was a fake made by OP to promote his own music as it sounded ahead of its time. This never came to be true or false. Soon the case went cold until a breakthrough in the case happened and the former members were found. In 2020 Panchiko would be remastered and released in a non distorted form.
R.A.P Ferreira – Purple Moonlight Pages (2020)
The rapper formerly known as Milo came out of hiding this year and released one of the best projects of 2020. Combining Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Poetry Rory is able to combine them with a live band and create a unique album with some of his best production and lyrical writing.
Lindha Kallerdahl, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Andreas Werliin – Rainbow (2020)
A great refreshing avant-garde vocal jazz record. Lindha Kalllerdahls singing is just ridiculously cheeky and invigorating.
Nils Berg Cinemascope – We Seem To Be Drifting Apart (2019)
The Rainbow album mentioned above made me check out the independent HOOB Records label. It feature some great, mostly swedish, jazz musicians, that explore a range of different sound scapes. Go check it out! This record features lots of ideas and influences from around the world. It’s a continuous record, so enjoy the smooth ride!
McCoy Tyner – 13th House (1981)
To honor the great late Jazz Master McCoy Tyner, who died in early March, I went a bit through his discography only to discover this absolute banger of a record. Get up and dance as a tribute to one of the greats.
That is it for March !
Don’t forget to follow the rotating playlist, and we will see you next time !
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Stay safe !