Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 15 November

Abigail Williams – Walk beyond the Dark

atmospheric black metal
Blood Music

Addis Ababa Band –

Afrobeat, jazz fusion

AHA Trio – Against All Odds

experimental jazz
Maastricht, Netherlands

秋山徹次 (Akiyama Tetsuji), Nicolas Field, and Gregor Vidic – Interpersonal Subjectivities

free jazz
Tokyo, Japan
Astral Spirits

Dan Trueman – Songs that Are Hard to Sing

experimental jazz
Princeton, New Jersey
New Amsterdam

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Mula, Alex Fischer, Essen Jazz Orchestra, Jardim de flores, Eeeeeel, and Trauma Triad

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Mula – Matasesos (Sello In-correcto)

Hot off their split with French avant-prog masters Poil, Colombian jazzpunkish post-rockers release Matasesos. The album is an amazing mix of genres, from mathcore to noise rock, to post-rock, and much more. On top of that, they really use the three saxophones at their disposition efficiently to create something rather unique in sound!

Alex Fischer – Ones that Work

In the vein of Omni Optometrist and longtime favourite Cryptovolans comes Alex Fischer. It seems that the same strange, surreal artistic musings run through these three. On Ones that Work, Alex brings … Read more

Gorilla Mask, Dave Malloy, Amoeba, Jon Bafus, Unit Wail, and Mirrored Spaces

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Gorilla Mask – Brain Drain (Clean Feed)

Peter Van Huffel’s Gorilla Mask is out with the outstanding sequel to Iron Lung. The concept of the band is “a mishmash of punk, metal, jazz, free improvisation and written avant-garde music”, which sounds like a winning recipe by my standards. Moreover, the group’s focus on rhythm as a musical device really hits a soft spot. Check it out!

Dave Malloy – Octet, a Chamber Choir Musical (Nonesuch)

Composer Dave Malloy wrote an a cappella musical, and it’s amazing. Once again, let me just quote: “inspired by internet comment boards, scientific debates, … Read more

Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 8 November

Amirtha Kidambi & Lea Bertucci – Phase Eclipse

experimental jazz
Brooklyn, New York
Astral Spirits

The Arturo Complex – The Fabric

progressive rock, nu prog
Denver, Colorado

Avram Fefer Quartet – Testament

modern jazz
New York, New York
Clean Feed

Colin Hinton – Simulacra

avant-garde jazz
New York
New Focus

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Dan Weiss Trio Plus 1 – Utica Box

avant-garde jazz
New York, New York

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Mamiffer, Liturgy, Socialist Night School, Rorcal, Nüshu, and Golden Hymns Sing ‘Hurrah’

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Mamiffer – The Brilliant Tabernacle (Sige)

The collaboration of ambient artist Faith Coloccia and post-metal guitarist Aaron Turner under the moniker Mamiffer was a recipe for success. The band joins together ambient music, folk, and post-rock into a delicate interwoven fabric, simply beautiful to behold. The Brilliant Tabernacle is one of those albums that are evocative and cathartic through their calmness and candour. It’s a marvellous record!

Liturgy – HAQQ

Who can really claim to know what Liturgy is about? Mastermind Hunter Hunt-Hendrix seems to have borrowed the art style of his own side-project Kel Valhaal for the newest release … Read more