Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 7 June

Aurora – A Different Kind of Human: Step Ⅱ (synth pop, art pop)

On Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

Brandee Younger – Soul Awakening (jazz fusion, jazz-hop)

New York, New York

Buy Jupiter – Eclipse [EP] (progressive metalcore)

Lyon, France
On Apathia

Chon – Chon (alternative rock)

Oceanside, California
On Sumerian

EABS – Slavic Spirits (modern jazz, jazz fusion)

Wrocław, Poland
On Astigmatic

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Tim Daisy, Fabian Almazan Trio, Alarmist, Elephant9, and Enablers

Tim Daisy – New Works for Solo Percussion (Relay)

Percussionist Tim Daisy just released his New Works for Solo Percussion collection, on his own record label Relay. This collection of new performances includes three major pieces—”Space within Limbs”, “Troika”, and “Construction House”—and a bonus one, “Wood on Copper” (it is unknown if the latter is intended as an antipolice anthem or not, but it has become so). Considering my longtime love affair with percussion and rhythm in general, it’s not surprising that I immediately fell in love with this record. Tim’s vision of music and performing aptitudes make for an … Read more

Les funktionnaires, The Pen Club, Andys Skordis, The Resonance Project, Ian Alexander, and Matt Mitchell

Les funktionnaires – 2034

Les funktionnaires is a Montréal-based band that I know only because I’ve come across a poster for the release show of their new album, 2034, which happens to be next Friday. The cover art was impressive enough that I took note of it and went online to hear what it sounds like, and . . . it’s actually a lot of fun! 2034 came out last week, and it’s a full-length album somewhere in the hazy waters between funk—obviously—psychedelic rock, and stoner music. It’s really well crafted and features more than a few odes to … Read more

Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 31 May

Damon Locks’s Black Monument Ensemble – Where Future Unfolds (gospel, jazz fusion)

Chicago, Illinois
On International Anthem

Cellista – Transfigurations (experimental hip-hop, classical)

San Jose, California

Coast – Skim (jazz fusion, nu-jazz)

Sydney, Australia
On Art as Catharsis

Daniel Tompkins – Castles (pop)

On K Scope

Les évadés – Black Mamba (jazz fusion)


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Dead Robot, Ben Levin Group, The Odious, Those Darn Gnomes, Jambinai, and Les comptes de Korsakoff

Dead Robot – We Create the Machine

This EP is, surprisingly, the first release of Madrid’s Dead Robot. Why surprisingly? Well, to use a metaphor… The Spanish trio has apparently hit the nail right on its head on the first try and hammered it deep into the wood. A modern jazz fusion album with hints of drum & bass and electro-jazz is not an easy feat to succeed. But there is absolutely no doubt of that here. Take some time and listen to any of these songs, you won’t regret it.

Ben Levin Group – Jelly Mound

The latest … Read more