Monthly Recommendations: October 2020

Polymorphie – Claire Vénus (Compagnie 4000)

“A musical and allegorical digression of a romantic relationship.” That’s how the French experimental jazz quintet Polymorphie describe their most recent project, Claire Vénus. The album follows a series of poems and serves as a living soundtrack to it, which exacerbates the force of each medium exponentially. The kind of music Polymorphie plays is jazz, first and foremost, but it’s the hard-hitting, distortion-tangled, polyrhythm-loving kind. You know what kind. You know you love this. With the various poems, the album goes through a wide array of emotions, and it conveys them superbly. When … Read more

September in 230 Albums



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Tuesday, 1 September

The Abyss inside Us – Aerialist

51:40
post-rock
Athens, Greece
Independent

Atrium – Shapeless

19:07
progressive metal
Provo, Utah
Independent

정은혜의 과 조민기Abyss

45:22
free improvisation
Seoul, South Korea

Gerrit Hatcher, Rob Magill, and Patrick Shiroishi – Triplet Fawns

35:55
free improvisation
Los Angeles, California
Independent

Mostro – We All Know a Ghost or Two

7:44
avant-garde black metal
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Independent

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Monthly Recommendations: August 2020

서수진 [Seo Sujin / Soojin Suh] Coloris Trio – Colorist

서수진—hereafter Soojin Suh—is a Korean jazz drummer and composer and her Coloris trio is the realization of modern jazz with a uniquely Korean approach. With the help of bassist 김영후 (Young Hoo Kim) and pianist 강재훈 (Jae Hun Kang), Soojin Suh crafts beautiful melodies and arrangements that leave room for improvisation and feeling. Colorist is a beautiful album with unique colours.

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Quinsin Nachoff – Pivotal Arc (Whirlwind)

Pivotal Arc sees the release of three of composer and saxophonist Quinsin Nachoff‘s compositions: a violin concerto in three movements, … Read more

August in 186 Albums

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Saturday, 1 August

The Bonkers – Möbius Perception

18:05
math rock
Hong Kong
Independent

The Object at the End of History – Phase 3

21:34
math rock, post-rock
Lafayette, Louisiana
Independent

The Object at the End of History – Phase 4

19:50
math rock, post-rock
Lafayette, Louisiana
Independent

Sissy Spacek – Featureless Thermal Equilibrium

24:10
noise metal
Los Angeles, California
Helicopter

SPC Eco – 8月

27:59
darkwave
UK
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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