February in 154 Albums

Friday, 1 February

Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom – Glitter Wolf (jazz fusion)

New York, New York
On Royal Potato Family

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Astronoid – Astronoid (progressive metal)

Boston, Massachusetts
On Blood Music

Le Butcherettes – Bi Mental (garage rock)

On Rise Records

Dopelord, Weedpecker, Major Kong, and Spaceslug [Split] (stoner metal)

Warsaw, Poland

The Emerald Dawn – Nocturne (progressive rock)

St. Ives, UK
On World’s End Records

Fabrice Moreau Quintet – Double Portrait (modern jazz)

On Incises

Fange – Punir (sludge metal)

Rennes, France
On Throatruiner Records

Graham Costello’s Strata – Obelisk (modern jazz)

Glasgow, UK

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James Brandon Lewis – An Unruly Manifesto (avant-garde jazz)

New York, New York
On Relative Pitch Records

João MacDowell – The Seventh Seal [3-disc] (contemporary classical, opera)

New York, New York

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Laurent Dehors Trio – Moutons (jazz fusion)

Rouen, France
On Tous Dehors

Lighteater – Autoscopy (post-rock)

Brooklyn, New York

Mastiff – Plague (sludge metal)

Kingston Upon Hull, UK
On APF Records

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موريس لوقا (Maurice Louca) – إلفنتين (Elephantine) (experimental jazz, world fusion)

Cairo, Egypt
On Northern Spy Records

Mörglbl – The Story of Scott Rötti (progressive metal, jazz fusion)

New Jersey
On The Laser’s Edge

Mòs Ensemble – Limbs (experimental jazz)

Ghent, Belgium
On Smeraldina-Rima

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Navi – Dissect (experimental electro)

Toronto, Ontario

Pensées nocturnes – Grand Guignol Orchestra (theatrical black metal)

Paris, France

Living Impressions – The Big Dipper (progressive metal, jazz fusion)

Leiria, Portugal

Morild – Så kom mørket og tog mig på ordet en sort sky af minder i afgørende stunder frosset fast i mit indre jeg håber det forsvinder med lyset at dø eller blive fri (atmospheric black metal)

Copenhagen, Denmark
On Indisciplinarian

Sketch the Sky – Switching [EP] (progressive rock, metal)

Port Shepstone, South Africa

Soen – Lotus (progressive post-metal)

On Silver Lining Music

Sol iustitiae – Untitled Album (post-metal)

Turin, Italy

Uglyglow – Pills Not Candy [EP] (experimental electro)

Ünum – Contemplatif (post-metal)

Montréal, Québec

William Covert – Music for Synthesizer and Drums (experimental electro, free jazz)

Castlegar, British Columbia
On Coup sur coup

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Yodok Ⅲ – This Earth We Walk Upon (ambient jazz)

Trondheim, Norway
On Consouling Sounds

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Saturday, 2

Caldera – Tephra (post-metal, sludge)

Athens, Greece

Fountainhead – I Do and I Will [Compilation] (progressive metal, jazz fusion)

Berlin, Germany
On Vmbrella

Sunday, 3

Beyond Quartet – Beyond Quartet (avant-garde jazz, free jazz)

New York, New York
On 11th Street Music

Mayberian Sanskülotts – Neverending Sorry (indie pop)

Kápmegyer, Hungary

The New York Review of Cocksucking – Total Cruise Worship (free jazz, noise)

New York

Pangea – Animal Instincts [EP] (jazz fusion)

Boston, Massachusetts

Patrick Shiroishi and Noel Meek – Break Your Eyes [EP] (avant-garde jazz)

Los Angeles, California
On Sploosh Records

Wels and Awes [Split] (math rock, noise rock)

Berlin, Germany

ה‬ז‬ו‬נ‬ה‬ מ‬ב‬ב‬ל (Hzvnh Mvvl) / Whore of Babylon – Chapter I: Devotion, Adoration, Invocation [EP] (blackened death metal)


Monday, 4

Autism – Have You Found Peace? (post-metal)

On Saint Ripper Records

Horse Orchestra – Video EP 2018 [EP] (experimental jazz)

Copenhagen, Denmark

Jazztick – The Empress (jazz fusion, VGM)

Santiago, Chile

Plasticbag Facemask – Curation [Compilation] (progressive deathcore)

Fresno, California

Tuesday, 5

Martín Escalante & Noah Souza – The Sprawl [EP] (free jazz)

On Potentially Kinetic Records

Max McCargar – Death to Memes (experimental electro, procedural)

Portland, Oregon

Shawn Needham – 50 (jazz fusion)

Newburgh, Indiana
On Rhombus Records

Urghun – Snake’s Hand (ambient electro, synthwave)

Basel, Switzerland
On Katabatik

Thursday, 7

Billy Pod – Drums to Heal Society (jazz fusion, free jazz)

Athens, Greece
On Puzzlemusik

Told – Told [EP] (avant-prog)

Palermo, Italy
On Sasime Records

Friday, 8

Alexander Hawkins – Iron into Wind (avant-garde jazz)

Zürich, Switzerland
On Intakt Records

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Anton Eger – Æ (experimental jazz)

Copenhagen, Denmark
On Edition Records

Arcadia Trio – Don’t Call It Justice (modern jazz)

On Alfamusic

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Daniel Carter, Tobias Wilner, Djibril Toure, and Federico Ughi – New York United (free jazz)

Brooklyn, New York
On 577 Records

The Death Particle – Chapter I [Compilation] (alternative jazz)

Wales, UK

Downfall of Gaia – Ethic of Radical Finitude (atmospheric black metal)

On Metal Blade Records

Emarosa – Peach Club (alternative rock)

Lexington, Kentucky
On Hopeless Records

Fahmi Mursyid & Yuko Araki – Akur [EP] (world fusion, gamelan)

On Insitu Recordings

FrankJavCee – Volume 2​.​5 [EP] (hip hop, synthwave)

Los Angeles, California

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Ggril – Façons [2-disc] (avant-garde jazz)

Rimouski, Québec
On Tour de bras

Halo Coast – Century of Self [EP] (experimental pop, art rock)

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Labirinto – Divino afflante spiritu (progressive post-metal)

On Pelagic Records

Mark de Clive-Lowe – Heritage (jazz fusion, soul)

Los Angeles, California
On Ropeadope

Miho Hazama – Dancer in Nowhere (big band jazz)

New York, New York
On Sunnyside Records

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A Novelist – Folie (progressive death metal)


Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux – Path of Totality [2-disc] (jazz fusion)

New York, New York
On Whirlwind Recordings

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Seed Ensemble – Driftglass (jazz fusion)

London, UK
On Jazz Re:Freshed

Seer – Volume 6 (blackened doom metal)

Vancouver, British Columbia
On Artoffact Records

Tom Rainey Trio – Combobulated (free jazz)

Zurich, Switzerland
On Intakt Records

Twin Talk – Weaver (jazz fusion)

Chicago, Illinois
On People

Un ensemble & Jean-Luc Guionnet – Points sans surface (avant-garde classical)

On Circum-Disc

Saturday, 9

This Saxophone Kills Fascists – Live at Turn! Turn! Turn! (free jazz)

Olympia, Washington

Sunday, 10

Green Dome – Thinking in Stitches (avant-garde jazz, contemporary classical)

New York
On Case Study

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Oedon’s Writhe – The Essence of the Formless [EP] (black metal, noise)


Monday, 11

Karfagen – Echoes from within Dragon Island [2-disc] (progressive rock)

On Caerllysi Music

Ken Aihara – Multiverse (jazz fusion)

New York, New York

A Million Dead Birds Laughing – To the Ether (technical death metal)

Melbourne, Australia

Tuesday, 12

Coral Cross – 002 (blackgaze)

New York, New York
On Black Mirror

Guttersnipe – Ode to Spongehouse [EP] (experimental metal, noise)

Leeds, UK

Wednesday, 13

No Haven – Deep Ends of Shallow Lives (blackened post-hardcore)

Melbourne, Australia

Philippe Vandal – Umwelt (experimental electro)

Montréal, Québec
On Dream Disk Lab

Thursday, 14

Cara Neir – Parts Ⅲ & Ⅳ (post-hardcore)


Dali Mráz – Level 25 (jazz fusion, progressive rock)


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Nihiloxica – Biiri [EP] (world fusion)

Kampala, Uganda
On Nyege Nyege Tapes

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Truie – Gokkun [EP] (deathgrind)

Bayonne, France

Uboa – The Origin of My Depression (experimental, noise)


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Vložte kočku – Domestik Sounds (Songs from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) (experimental rock)

Prague, Czech Republic

Friday, 15

Aavikko – Monopoly (electro, dance fusion)

Siilinjärvi, Finland
On Ektro

Atrium – Gravity Dreams (progressive metal)

Provo, Utah

Backstabber – Conspiracy Theorist (death metal)

Rouyn Noranda, Québec

Cabinets of Curiosity – The Chaos Game (progressive rock)

Mansfield, New Jersey

Cheeto’s Magazine – Amazingous (progressive rock, art pop)

Barcelona, Spain

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Coltsblood and Un [Split] (atmospheric doom metal)

Seattle, Washington

Dieu – Fore (experimental rock)

On Bermuda Cruise

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Gridfailure – Sixth Mass​-​Extinction Skulduggery I (dark ambient, noise, folk)

Valley Cottage, New York
On Nefarious Industries

Herod – Sombre dessein (sludge metal, post-metal)

Vevey, Switzerland
On Pelagic Records

Hess Usui Suen – もも (Momo) (free jazz)

Atlanta, Georgia
On Already Dead Tapes

Jankomas – Amalgames (avant-prog, noise)

On Bermuda Cruise

Kaleikr – Heart of Lead (progressive black metal)

Reykjavík, Iceland
On Debemur Morti Productions

Matthew Shipp Trio – Signature (free jazz, avant-garde jazz)

New York, New York
On ESP-Disk’

Saor – Forgotten Paths (atmospheric black metal)

Scotland, UK
On Avantgarde Music

Simon Toldam Trio – Omhu (modern jazz)

On Ilk Music

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Sordide – Hier déjà mort (black metal)

On Throatruiner Records

SPC ECO – Fifteen (darkwave)


Tom Blankenberg – Atermus (contemporary classical)

Düsseldorf, Germany

Wing Walker Orchestra – Hazel (jazz fusion)

Jersey City, New Jersey
On Ears & Eyes Records

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Yaron Herman Trio – Songs of the Degrees (jazz fusion)

On Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Y I Y – Dkvdnt (atmospheric black metal)

Berlin, Germany

Saturday, 16

Diarrheal Blast – Diarrheal Blast (noise metal)

Bologna, Italy
On Turgid Animal Records

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Soliloque – Window [EP] (nu-prog)

Québec City, Québec

Winterblind – Effigy [EP] (progressive black metal)


Sunday, 17

Gestalt – Music by Gestalt (jazz fusion)

Los Angeles, California
On Zero System Immersive Music

Second Grade Knife Fight – Pg. 3 [EP] (grindcore)


Tuesday, 19

Brendan Byrnes – Room Tapes [EP] (microtonal pop rock)

Los Angeles, California

Wednesday, 20

Dyphtê – Exégèse (black metal)

Montréal, Québec

Thursday, 21

Dan James Griffin – Automatrix (progressive metal, nu prog)

Kidderminster, UK

Jean Derome – Sudoku pour Pygmées (experimental jazz)

Montréal, Québec
On Actuellecd

Larsen – Tiles (experimental rock)

Torino, Italy
On Hypershape Records

Lori Freedman – Excess (contemporary classical)

Montréal, Québec
On Actuellecd

Quatuor Bozzini – Simon Martin : Musique d’art (avant-garde classical)

Montréal, Québec
On Actuellecd

Friday, 22

Absolute Terror Field – State Sponsorship [2-disc] (free jazz, experimental rock)

Chicago, Illinois
On Neutral Archive

Ænimus – Dreamcatcher (technical deathcore)

San Francisco, California
On Nuclear Blast Records

Anna Webber – Clockwise (avant-garde jazz)

New York
On Pi Recordings

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Basement Research – Impromptus and Other Short Works (modern jazz)

On WhyPlayJazz

Black Matter Device – Hostile Architecture [EP] (mathcore)

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Brent Birckhead – Birckhead (jazz fusion)

New York, New York

Cân Bardd – The Last Rain (atmospheric black metal)

On Northern Silence Productions

Chris Potter – Circuits (jazz fusion)

New York, New York
On Edition Records

The Claypool Lennon Delirium – South of Reality (psychedelic rock)

On Prawn Song Records

Dave Liebman, Adam Rudolph, and Hamid Drake – Chi (jazz fusion, free jazz)

New York, New York
On Rarenoise Records

Dominique Fils-Aimé – Stay Tuned! (soul, R&B)

Montréal, Québec
On Ensoul Records

Dream Theater – Distance over Time (progressive metal)

New York, New York
On Insideout Records

Dronte – Quelque part entre la guerre et la lâcheté (experimental progressive metal)

On Apathia Records

Gaspard – La forêt de Gaspard (progressive post-metal)

Montréal, Québec

Ghost Iris – Apple of Discord (progressive metalcore, djent)

On Long Branch Records

Hippie Diktat – Gran Sasso (experimental jazz, doom metal)

Paris, France
On Coax Records

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Խաչատուր Խաչատուրյան (Khatchadour Khatchadourian) – Օրոր ու նանի (Oror ou nani) / Armenian Lullabies (folk, world)


معلم حسام كانية (Maalem Houssam Gania) – موساوي صويري (Mosawi Swiri) (gnawa, world)

Essaouira, Morocco
On Hive Mind Records

Marilyn Mazur – Shamania (world fusion, jazz fusion)

Copenhagen, Denmark
On Rarenoise Records

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Mindspring Memories – Remembering Your Earth Form (experimental vaporwave)

Chicago, Illinois
On Aloe City Records

Minors – Abject Bodies [EP] (hardcore, powerviolence)

Windsor, Ontario
On Holy Roar Records

Nyos – Now. (math rock, post-rock)

Jyväskylä, Finland

O.R.k. – Ramagehead (progressive rock)

London, UK
On Kscope

Rhys Marsh – October after All (progressive rock, jazz fusion)

Trondheim, Norway
On Karisma Records

Sawce – Bedtime Stories [EP] (math rock)

New Jersey

Signe – To Sappho (jazz fusion, folk)

On Eclipse Music Official Store

Spellling – Mazy Fly (experimental pop)

Oakland, California
On Sacred Bones Records

Sunwatchers – Illegal Moves (psychedelic rock, jazz fusion)

New York
On Trouble in Mind Records

Tempête – Pyro​[​Cb] (progressive metal, mathcore)

Montréal, Québec

Tumi Árnason & Magnús Trygvason Eliassen – Allt er ómælið (experimental jazz)

Reykjavík, Iceland
On Reykjavík Record Shop

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Wormgasm – Divinations [EP] (experimental electro, noise)

Toulon, France
On Anticorps musique cosmétique

Saturday, 23

Катерина Зяблюк (Kateryna Zjabljuk) – Лісова пісня (Lisova pisnja) / Forest Song (jazz)

Kyiv, Ukraine

Seules les mortes – Seules les mortes [EP] (blackened post-hardcore)

Marseille, France

Monday, 25

Jakob Heinemann – Latticework (contemporary classical)

Madison, Wisconsin
On Scripts Records

Label page

Tuesday, 26

Trevor Watts & Stephen Grew – Let It Be: Live in Liverpool (avant-garde jazz)

Warsaw, Poland
On Fundacja Słuchaj

Thursday, 28

Bees Made Honey in the Vein Tree – Grandmother (doomgaze)

Stuttgart, Germany

La charogne prostituée – Le paysage de tes entrailles [EP] (experimental black metal, noise)

On Les damnés de la Terre

On February 28 2019, this entry was posted.