Hello ! Yes we are still alive ! The general activity has been lower, though, and so it is unclear what will happen next. But for now, here are the submissions that have appeared in the past three months !
Sorry for the wait !
Full playlist of discoveries :
Marcos Resende & Index – Marcos Resende & Index (2021)
Debut album, recorded in 1976 but never released. Brazilian jazz-funk. Lanky jams.
Mistura Pura – The Blue Bus (2020)
Journey through many genres genres, but still making sure that flow is not lost.
William Stuckey – Love of Mine (1979 -> 2021 re-release)
It was well worth restoring the old broken tapes containing this piece of music. Excellent funky soul.
Jan 疆 Hasker – 城市 – City (2018)
Claire and I met this person on JQBX who goes by Manjuuk and we started jamming to asian music and he played this song that made my jaw drop. The genre blending and the complex rhythms left me astonished. The album was just as interesting as that song. I hope to find more like it.
Azmari – Sama-i (2021)
Ethiopian style jazz all the easy from Belgium, with hints of dub.
Mansfield T.Y.A. – Monument Ordinaire (2021)
Harmonically, no orgasm to be found here. But if you like dark electro pop songs, you could pick this for your emo episode.
Slowtai- Tyron (2021)
First side – YUH, second side – Sad YUH.
In all seriousness , really enjoyed the production on all these tracks . I felt like I was ‘trapping’ through a fuzzy dreamscape and i was about to get an answer I was looking for. Personal favorites were “PLAY WITH FIRE”, feel away, terms, and nhs.
Alostmen – Kologo (2021)
Tradionational Ghanian music filtered through modern styles. The Kologo is a stringed lute.
4 Mars – Super Somal Sounds from the Gulf of Tadjoura (2021)
Fantastic selection of tunes from the Somalian group, with almost a reggae /dub aesthetic in parts. Highly recommended.
Nik Bärtsch – Modul 58_12 (2021)
Amazing opening piece from his upcoming solo album “Entendre”.
Wau Wau Collectif – Waral Sa Doom (2021)
Multi genre album from the Senegalese group. At times it radiates a fairy or ethereal quality.
Lloyd Miller, Adam Terry Michael, Ian Camp – At The Ends Of The World (2020)
One of my favourite albums I’ve heard in months, and not just in jazz. Fantastic spiritual jazz album incorporating World music instruments.
La Chica – La Loba (2020)
CARM – CARM (2021)
On this album trumpetist Camerieri uses horns to play the rolls of guitar, bass and drums, accompanied by electronics.
Myriam Alter – Where Is There (2007)
Cozy Jazz. Clarinett and cello to bring some more smoothness. Nice pieces nicely arranged. Not the most organic but very tasty out of the box.
Gooooose – Crater Monde 2 (2021, compilation)
That is good, slightly gloomy electronic. Just weird enough, lots of differences but you can take something home of most tracks; if you don’t like one, you can always skip.
Dictaphone – Goats & Distortions 5 (2021)
Is it jazz? Kinda a feels like it from the base experimental vibe that comes of it. It is ambient for sure though. Acoustic, a tad glitchy. A bit dark. A bit light. The kind of mix of complexity and accessibility which will make you come back for a second take.
The Gallands – Underlying Truth (2020)
Apparently a first single for the belgium father-and-son duo, although they kinda look the same age on their bio.
Kaelin Ellis – After Thoughts (2020)
Amazing beat production.
Pino Palladino, Blake Mills – Just Wrong (2021) (single)
Jazz just the way i like it.
Phi-Psonics – The Cradle (2020)
Lovely spiritual jazz album. Perfect for Mother’s Day. Mamas are the best.
Arooj Aftab – Vulture Prince (2021)
Beautiful album, Most songs are in Urdu. Really nice instrumentation.
Compro Oro – Bombarda (2017)
Great EP from the band with a ton of different influences.
Fiona Fiasco, Melodiesinfonie – Forever Faking Memoirs (2021)
Great duo album suggested to me by Richard
Apifera, Rejoicer, Nitai Hershkovits, Amir Bresler, Yonatan Albalak – Gnome Poems
Simply awesome lanky jazzy tune
Hoping you enjoy the sounds, and that 2021 is treating you well. See you next month, as usual !