Joliette, Le String’Blö, Low Vertigo, Liquid Quintet, A World Wondered Full, and Andrea Belfi

Joliette – Luz devora (Penelope)

Mexican mathcore act Joliette have always been cool. Today, it’s because they’ve recently released Luz devora, a massive hourlong overdriven math rock adventure. This awkward description is also why I reluctantly call them “mathcore”. They do not sound like your Car Bomb or your Dillinger Escape Plan. They’re more like a heavy math rock band with some hardcore influences. Never mind the taxonomic squabbles, try out Joliette and figure out for yourselves!

Le String’Blö – March for Nature (Veto)

The Swiss avant-garde jazz quintet just released March for Nature, an incredible, challenging, … Read more

Weekly Release Dump

Tuesday, 28 June

Arias – Estrellas de madera (math rock, post-hardcore)

Santiago, Chile
On Anomalía ediciones

The Aristocrats – You Know What…? (progressive rock, jazz fusion)

On Boing!

Carey – The Driver (jazz fusion)

Atlanta, Georgia
On Alredy Dead Tapes

Christina Dahl Quartet – Quintesse (avant-garde jazz)

On Storyville

Commander Spoon – Facing [EP] (jazz fusion, nu jazz)

Brussels, Belgium

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Monthly Recommendations: June 2019

Andys Skordis – In… Se… (Insitu)

The contemporary Gamelan scene is undergoing a surprising flourishing, thanks in no small part to Insitu Recordings, which have been promoting and releasing many artists from many styles, from the more traditional to the more experimental. Andys Skordis‘s Gamelan opera In… Se… is definitely of the latter. The Cypriot composer’s newest work clocks in at almost two hours, and it’s a complete operatic composition with libretto and performance that is totally immersed in Gamelan and Western traditions. If you’re looking for something completely different, this is right there for you.

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June in 130 Albums

Saturday, 1 June

The Air of Hiroshima – Китч (Kitč) [EP] (post-hardcore)

Yekaterinburg, Russia
On Sadday Agency

Feat. Esserelà – Disco Dooro (progressive rock, avant-prog)

Bologna, Italy
On Lizard

Fools and Foes – Fools and Foes (alternative rock)

Manila, Philippines
On A Spur of the Moment Project

Garden Quartet – Garden Quartet (world fusion)

Melbourne, Australia
On Bleeemo Music

Hell Is Other People and My Lonely Sea [Split] (post-black metal)

Ontario / Russia

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Some Became Hollow Tubes, Nick Mazzarella Trio, A Half with Tinnitus, Makeunder, Tiger Swallow Tail, and Present/Whereas

Some Became Hollow Tubes – Keep It in the Ground (Gizeh)

Nothing seems better fitting than Gizeh’s own slogan flying above this album on Bandcamp: “The Noise of Harmony & the Harmony of Noise”. Indeed, Some Became Hollow Tubes‘s music feels at time like background noise—droning sounds for extended periods of time with few if any change with each successive repetition—yet it does so harmoniously (that term is used in its literal definition: there is harmony, but few would consider it qualitatively harmonious). The guitar-effects-synths and drums duo builds up immense atmospheres eerier than post-rock’s more massive examples … Read more