Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 24 January

All Systems Know – I​/​O

19:41
post-hardcore, progressive rock
Los Angeles, California
Independent

Atena – Drowning Regret & Lungs Filled with Water

31:16
deathcore
Oslo, Norway
Independent

Bohren & der Club of Gore – Patchouli Blue

59:10
dark jazz
Germany
Ipecac

Brendan Carniaux, Ryan Carniaux, and Max Goldman – Carniaux​/​Goldman​/​Carniaux

49:53
free jazz
Rhode Island
Independent

Caspian – On Circles

46:16
post-rock
Beverly
Triple Crown

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Horse Lords, Starfruit, Psalm Zero, Abacaxi, Victory over the Sun, and Nero di Marte

Horse Lords – The Common Task (Northern Spy)

Horse Lords are back! and they are stronger than ever! The band’s just intonation psychedelic rock is very cleverly written and played, with many interesting rhythmic-harmonic relationships used in songwriting and a lot of wild modulations keeping you on edge. It’s a brilliant and amazing record!


Starfruit – Wild West Combat

Starfruit is an avant-garde pop music band from Texas that includes a lot of cool people, including saxophonist Garrett Wingfield, who we already covered for his Octopod project. Wild West Combat is highly energetic and eclectic, it’s weird and frightening, … Read more

Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 17 January

Absolute Terror Field – Psychospirtual

65:10
free improvisation, noise
Chicago, Illinois
Neutral Archive

Algiers – There Is No Year

39:46
jazz fusion, hip-hop
Atlanta, Georgia
Matador

Aly Keïta, Jan Galega Brönnimann, and Lucas Niggli – Kalan Teban

60:13
world fusion
Zurich, Switzerland
Intakt

¡Fiasco! – Arson

34:29
modern jazz
Washington, D.C.
Independent

Garganjua – Toward the Sun

48:40
doomgaze
Leicester, UK
Holy Roar

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I Can’t Believe This Is Called Music! Top 2019 Albums of 2019, Part XXIII: 3-1

That’s it! This is the best! Those three albums are the absolute crème de la crème! I wouldn’t let any of those three fall down any further on the list. That’s just how intensely good they are, how gratifying to listen to, how aurally cathartic and heavenly gifted. These are my top 3 albums of 2019.

Part I: 2019-1920

Part II: 1919-1820

Part III: 1819-1720

Part IV: 1719-1620

Part V: 1619-1520

Part VI: 1519-1420

Part VII: 1419-1320

Part VIII: 1319-1220

Part IX: 1219-1120

Part X: 1119-1020

Part XI: 1019-920

Part XII: 919-820

Part XIII: 819-720

Part XIV: 719-620

Part XV: Read more

I Can’t Believe This Is Called Music! Top 2019 Albums of 2019, Part XXII: 10-4

Part I: 2019-1920

Part II: 1919-1820

Part III: 1819-1720

Part IV: 1719-1620

Part V: 1619-1520

Part VI: 1519-1420

Part VII: 1419-1320

Part VIII: 1319-1220

Part IX: 1219-1120

Part X: 1119-1020

Part XI: 1019-920

Part XII: 919-820

Part XIII: 819-720

Part XIV: 719-620

Part XV: 619-520

Part XVI: 519-420

Part XVII: 419-334

Part XVIII: 333-221

Part XIX: 220-121

Part XX: 120-21

Part XXI: 20-11

Part XXII: 10-4

10: Car Made of Glass – Every Song Is a Good Song (Montgomery Street)

California’s Car Made of Glass is a peculiar thing indeed. Though it started as a sort of emoviolence, grindcore, and … Read more