Monthly Recommendations: November 2018

Anguish – Anguish

The album is the epitome of this genre fusion, perhaps the best one to come out of it yet—more certainly the best one I know—swaying between experimental jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and electronic, noise passages. A must!

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Poline Renou, Matthieu Donarier et Sylvain Lemêtre – Adieu mes très belles

Adieu mes très belles assembles contemporary compositions with traditional folksongs and improvisation techniques. The result is à cheval between avant-garde jazz and contemporary classical music, as well as folk music.

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Noise Trail Immersion – Symbology of Shelter

Most of the time, it’s a gem of dissonant black metal, but, at some key points, the stochastic nature of mathcore barges in and create a surprising turn of events. This is a wonderful release.

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Saint Sadrill – Pierrefilant

I expected the album to be good, just not to be completely blown away by it; which is what happened. The album is pretty massive, at over an hour, but never feels tired or boring. New musical ideas keep coming and refreshing themselves, up until the very last moments of the twenty-minute finale, “Happy Humans”. Pierrefilant might just be one of the best albums of the year.

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Honourable Mentions

Azusa – Heavy Yoke

Bak – Viyoga

Benjamin Schaefer – Hive Mind

Casey Golden – Atlas

Data Pagan – Data Pagan

Doucha – Sur le fil

Far Corner – Risk

He Was Eaten by Owls – Inchoate with the Light Go I

Inertia – Teratoma

Jared Burrows, Clyde Reed, and Joe Sorbara – Reliable Parts

John Zorn – Salem, 1692
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Josh Sinton’s Predicate Trio – Making Bones, Taking Draughts, Bearing Unstable Millstones Pridefully, Idiotically, Prosaically

Louis de Mieulle & Matt Garstka – Outside the Square

Milanku – Monument du non-être & mouvement du non-vivant

Mula & Poil – Mulapoil

Oscob – Junkie

Ottone Pesante – Apocalips

Ryan Albert Miller – Atrophy Torque Fly

Seajeff – Magenta

Sheep Effect – Saxual Harassment

Sound Underground – Power of Three

Suess – 10 der größten Schlagerhits aller Zeiten

Sunless Dawn – Timeweaver

Terzo – A Comedy of Failures

Wet Electric – Wet Electricity, Volume 1

Zela Margossian Quintet – Transition

On December 1 2018, this entry was posted.