Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 25 October

Abronia – The Whole of Each Eye

35:04
psychedelic rock
Portland, Oregon
Independent

Ajoyo – War Chant

20:41
Afrobeat, jazz fusion
New York, New York
Independent

Alcest – Spiritual Instinct

40:59
blackgaze
Paris, France
Nuclear Blast

Andrew Schiller Quintet – Sonoran

46:02
avant-garde jazz
Brooklyn, New York
Red Piano

The Bad Plus – Activate Infinity

37:34
modern jazz
New York, New York
Edition

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October in 250 Albums

Tuesday, 1 October

暗瘡 (Am3 cong1) / Acne – 三岔口 (Saam1 caa3 hau2) / Crossways

36:08
experimental death metal
China
Independent

Håla duett – Rana

25:01
experimental rock
Paris, France
Collectif Coax

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Collectif Medz Bazar – O

67:03
world fusion
Paris, France
Independent

N█O – Isolates

16:41
post-black metal
Kyiv, Ukraine
Independent

Sitar Metal – Sitar Metal

40:00
progressive metal, Indian classical
India
Independent

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Monthly Recommendations: October 2019

Håla duett – Rana (Collectif Coax)

Håla duett is the marriage of guitarist Sheik Anorak and drummer Yann Joussein. This union leads to a stellar polyrhythmic, psychedelic noise rock band with visible krautrock and African music influences. Being an EP, it’s cruelly short, but each one of the four tracks have plenty of time to breathe, most of them being over six minutes long and exploring at length only a handful of musical ideas. In this context, I think it’s better to fully explore a few themes rather than bring in a lot of them and having too little time … Read more

Iléa, Shake Stew, Raphael Malfliet, Dawn Ray’d, Tachycardie, and Håla

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Ensemble Improvisation libre électro-acoustique – Post. Variations (Cuchabata)

The Iléa ensemble—an acronym stemming from “improvisation libre électro-acoustique“, or “free electro-acoustic improvisation”—just released a new album, and it pushes the creation of sounds to new levels. I think that my favourite moment on the album is actually the introduction: it’s short, but it blends electronic and acoustic sounds so perfectly that it concisely gives away all that Iléa stands for. Of course, the rest of the album—thirty-something minutes—continues to explore, but in a more long-form format. Their blend of classical timbres with electronic effects is one of their defining … Read more

Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 18 October

Asmus Tietchens & Dirk Serries – Air

46:16
free jazz
Belgium
A New Wave of Jazz

Battles – Juice B Crypts

40:23
experimental rock, noise rock
New York, New York
Warp

Benedict Taylor & Anton Mobin – Close / Quarters

41:30
free jazz
Belgium
A New Wave of Jazz

Chaos Motion – Psychological Spasms Cacophony

42:30
technical death metal
France
Transcending Obscurity

Chickn – Bel Esprit

32:35
progressive rock, art rock
Athens, Greece
Inner Ear

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