Abacaxi, 秋葉龍, John Zorn, and Voronoi

Abacaxi – Mainstream Desire (Collectif Coax)

Their previous album was quite something already, and the experimental, noisy, electro-jazz trio Abacaxi is back with a sorter but no less challenging and outstanding release in Mainstream Desire. The band’s creative output is marked by unorthodox rhythms and irregular harmonic and melodic ideas, and the two long-form songs on display have room enough to showcase their weird and original composition skills. So be sure to give this one a go!


秋葉龍Swans Dance, Roses Bloom like Mad

Japanese guitarist 秋葉龍 just released his debut album, the seventies-inspired progressive rock masterpiece—yes! masterpiece!—… Read more

February in 182 Albums


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Monday, 1 February

Christian Wolff, Keith Kirchoff, Dominic Lash, and Steve Noble – Exercises and Explorations

46:10
avant-garde jazz
Bristol, UK
Independent

Ingibjörg Elsa Turchi, Ágústa Björnsdóttir, and Karólína Einars Maríudóttir – Agalma Ⅸ

42:48
free improvisation
Reykjavík, Iceland
Agalma

Peculate – Elect Your Executioner

19:35
mathcore
USA
Independent

Tim Daisy & 森郁恵Light and Shade

43:30
free jazz
Chicago, Illinois
Relay


Tuesday, 2

Cara Neir – Phase Out

32:26
blackened post-hardcore, chiptune
Dallas
Independent

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January in 125 Albums


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Friday, 1 January

Æonus – Hymn to Frost Cold as Death

17:59
atmospheric black metal
Yoshkar Ola, Russia
Independent

Anna Pest – Dark Arms Reach skyward with Bone White Fingers

44:07
death metal
Montréal, Québec
Independent

Ben Haskins – Out in the Cold

38:10
post-rock
Cambridge, Ontario
Independent

Déraciné – Sympathetic Nerves

11:48
post-hardcore
Indiana
Middle-Man

Future Machines – Glowing Flying Object

11:09
math rock
Toronto, Ontario
Independent

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Weekly Release Dump

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Friday, 12 March

Acrylazea – A Cavalcade of Cosmic Calamity

45:35
progressive power metal, death metal
Rochester, New York
Independent

David Tanenbaum – As She Sings

46:30
contemporary classical
New York, New York
New Focus

Dylan Furr – The Final Return

48:09
progressive metal
Los Angeles, California
Independent

The Elephant in the Room – The Elephant in the Room

46:13
progressive metal
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Independent

Elliott Sharp – Chordata

54:12
contemporary classical
New York, New York
Zoar

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Nubiyan Twist, Guzzlemug, Stefan Petanovski, and Sea Moquito

Nubiyan Twist – Freedom Fables (Strut)

Nubiyan Twist is a hot fusion big band from London playing with jazz, R&B, soul, pop, hip-hop, and various other genres from around the world with a golden touch. Freedom Fables is their new album, and they’re at peak performance and creativity on it! Their single “Tittle Tattle” really is a paragon of energy and purpose, but the same drive and essence can be found all throughout the near-hourlong release. Freedom Fables is an album you can’t miss.


Guzzlemug – Uncarved

Guzzlemug was a noisy avant-prog trio from Chicago with no release since 2012… … Read more