Needle Play, Otis Sandsjö, Byzmuti, Thanya Iyer, Quinsin Nachoff, and Pedro Melo Alves

Needle Play – Death by Dying

Boston’s Needle Play claim to play “math fusion” and “jazzcore”, and they do not lie! Their sophomore release, Death by Dying—and its instrumental version, Death by Detail—proves it once again. Variable geometry riffs clash with very few things that could be labelled “jazz”, safe the occasional clean section and usual complex harmonies. Great album for angry dying.


Otis Sandsjö – Y-Otis 2 (We Jazz)

OK, the album artwork and title might be detrimental to its first impression, but it’s all going to go out of the window once you hit play. Swedish … Read more

Weekly Release Dump

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Friday, 31 July

Æpoch – The Scryer

29:26
progressive death metal
Cambridge, Ontario
Independent

Alam Khan – Solace

32:26
Indian classical, world fusion
San Francisco, California
Worlds within Worlds

The Aphelion – Control

11:08
progressive metalcore
Brighton, UK
Independent

Architecture of the Absurd – Beluga

42:24
avant-prog
Madrid, Spain
Independent

Black Harvest – Sun across the Fields

31:31
progressive black metal
Lowell, Massachusetts
Independent

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July in 212 Albums

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Wednesday, 1 July

Fred Lonberg-Holm & Ken Vandermark – Consequent Duos: Series 2D

46:53
free improvisation
Chicago, Illinois
Catalytic-Sound

Jordan Nobles – Chiaroscuro

44:30
contemporary classical
Vancouver, British Columbia
Redshift Music

SPC Eco – 7月 / July

26:40
darkwave
UK
Independent


Thursday, 2

Kyle Bruckmann & Tim Daisy – Loop Language

42:35
experimental jazz
Chicago, Illinois
Relay

Shoeb Ahmad – Surface​.​ Location

28:29
experimental electro
Canberra, Australia
Independent

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Monthly Recommendations: July 2020

Animatist – Inverted

Toronto-based jazzy mathy proggy rock band Animatist just released a follow-up to their amazing 2017 album Face Club. Inverted is the quartet perfecting their sound and their vision with over forty minutes of amazing material. Definitely check this one out and watch out for all the time changes!

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Ehnahre – The Scrape of a Keel (Painted Throat)

Oh, how I love Ehnahre! Read here my throughts on The Marrow, if you don’t believe me! With The Scrape of a Keel, the experimental doom-drone outfit explored even further the uncharted tunnels and … Read more

Weekly Release Dump

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Friday, 24 July

Ant Law – The Sleeper Wakes

46:21
nu jazz
London, UK
Edition

Anthony Gatto – Wise Blood

78:44
opera
New York, New York
New Focus

The Auanders – Text(us)

61:04
free jazz
Italy
Auand

Bedsore – Hypnagogic Hallucinations

40:00
death metal
Rome, Italy
20 Buck Spin

Buried Realm – Embodiment of the Divine

48:50
death metal
Colorado
Independent

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