Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 20 March

Aditya Prakash Ensemble – Diaspora Kid

38:33
world fusion
Los Angeles, California
Independent

Andrew Huang – Ganglia

29:59
experimental electro, IDM
Toronto, Ontario
Independent

Aruán Ortiz, Andrew Cyrille, and Mauricio Herrera – Inside Rhythmic Falls

49:13
world fusion
New York, New York
Intakt

Aubrey Johnson – Unraveled

52:11
modern jazz
New York, New York
Outside In

Basso profondo – Basso profondo

38:08
indie jazz
Portland, Oregon
Independent

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Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 13 March

Aronious – Perspicacity

58:34
technical death metal
Green Bay, Wisconsin
The Artical Era

Arrecifes – Lucero

math rock
Santiago, Chile
Independent

https://arrcfs.bandcamp.com/album/lucero

Anastásios Savvópoulos’s Azure – Ebbs and Flows

50:58
avant-garde jazz
Berlin, Germany
Aut

Bernhard Meyer & John Hollenbeck – Grids

41:00
experimental jazz
Lisboa, Portugal
Shhpuma

Cenk Ergün & Jack Quartet – Sonāre & Cēlāre

25:42
contemporary classical
Queens, New York
New Focus

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Immortal Onion, Ābhāsa, Slift, The Archetypal Syndicate, Color Wheel, and Je’raf

Immortal Onion – XD: Experience Design

Polish nu jazz sensation Immortal Onion just released XD: Experience Design, a follow-up to their outstanding Ocelot of Salvation. The new album sees the trio hone their skills on odd metres, polyrhythms, and complex melodic themes. XD is a full forty minutes long, so there’s plenty to enjoy.


आभास (Ābhāsa) – १ (Eka) (Mystic Timbre)

So, what exactly is this? १ (Eka) is the debut album of mysterious American entity आभास (Ābhāsa), here remastered and re-released. The band is mostly about crafting eerie atmospheres with Eastern music instruments, timbres, and philosophy, … Read more

Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 6 March

Barbora Kolářová – Imp in Impulse

46:16
contemporary classical
New York, New York
New Focus

Borgne – Y

65:39
atmospheric black metal
Lausanne, Switzerland
Independent

Crystal Coffin – The Transformation Room

38:56
progressive black metal
Vancouver, British Columbia
Independent

Dwaal – Gospel of the Vile

64:06
post-metal, sludge
Oslo, Norway
Karisma & Dark Essence

Ehnahre – Quatrain

33:24
drone, dark ambient
Boston, Massachusetts
Independent

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Matt’s Albums of the Decade, Part 4: #20 through #1


Part 1: 190-101
Part 2: 100-51
Part 3: 50-21

20. Enslaved – Riitiir (#2 of 2012)

It’s not hyperbolic to suggest that Enslaved’s entire nearly-twenty-year career was building up to the release of Riitiir. The opening bludgeon of “Thoughts like Hammers” evokes the swirling chaos of their mid-era experimental albums Mardraum and Monumension before settling into more comfortable territory akin to their Vertebrae prog-black sound. Tracks like “Veilburner” and “Materal” are comparable to their previous best work on albums like Axiōma ethica Odini, while the new heights they achieve with epic songs like “Death in the Eyes … Read more