Weekly Release Dump

Saturday, 2 February

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

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

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

Friday, 8

Anton Eger – Æ (experimental jazz)

Copenhagen, Denmark
On Edition Records

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

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

Los Angeles, California

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

Rimouski, Québec
On Tour de bras

Labirinto – Divino afflante spiritu (progressive post-metal)

On Pelagic Records

Miho Hazama – Dancer in Nowhere (big band jazz)

New York, New York
On Sunnyside Records

A Novelist – Folie (progressive death metal)


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

New York, New York
On Whirlwind Recordings

Seed Ensemble – Driftglass (jazz fusion)

London, UK
On Jazz Re:Freshed

Seer – Volume 6 (blackened doom metal)

Vancouver, British Columbia
On Artoffact Records

Twin Talk – Weaver (jazz fusion)

Chicago, Illinois
On People

Un ensemble – Points sans surface (avant-garde classical)

On Circum-Disc

Upcoming Releases

Monday, 11

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

On Caerllysi Music

Nihiloxica – Biiri (world fusion)

Kampala, Uganda
On Nyege Nyege Tapes

Tuesday, 12

Coral Cross – 002 (blackgaze)

New York, New York
On Black Mirror

Thursday, 14

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Wednesday, 15

Aavikko – Monopoly (electro, dance fusion)

Siilinjärvi, Finland
On Ektro

Backstabber – Conspiracy Theorist (death metal)

Rouyn Noranda, Québec

Cabinets of Curiosity – The Chaos Game (progressive metal)

Mansfield, New Jersey

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

Barcelona, Spain

Coltsblood and Un [Split] (atmospheric doom metal)

Seattle, Washington

Dieu – Fore (experimental rock)

On Bermuda Cruise

Label page

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

Kaleikr – Heart of Lead (progressive black metal)

Reykjavík, Iceland
On Debemur Morti Productions

Saor – Forgotten Paths (atmospheric black metal)

Scotland, UK
On Avantgarde Music

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

Y I Y – Dkvdnt (atmospheric black metal)

Berlin, Germany

Saturday, 16

Soliloque – Window (nu-prog)

Québec City, 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

Ænimus – Dreamcatcher (technical deathcore)

San Francisco, California
On Nuclear Blast Records

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

On WhyPlayJazz

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

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

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

On Long Branch Records

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


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

Essaouira, Morocco
On Hive Mind 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 (math rock)

New Jersey

Sunwatchers – Illegal Moves (experimental jazz, jazz fusion)

New York
On Trouble in Mind Records

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

Identikit – Mind’s Eye Meteorology (progressive rock, jazz fusion)

Atlanta, Georgia

Bandcamp page

Scheduled for February

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


Friday, 1 March

Berried Alive – Make It Work (progressive metalcore)

Vancouver, Washington

Bryan McAllister – Very Stable Genius (jazz fusion)

Los Angeles, California
On Orenda Records

Cartographs – Wilt & Blossom (post-metal)

Copenhagen, Denmark
On Prime Collective

Consider the Source – You Are Literally a Metaphor (progressive rock)

New York, New York

Eli Wallace – Barriers (contemporary classical, avant-garde jazz)

Brooklyn, New York
On Eschatology Records

Heaume Mortal – Solstices (No North Re-Release) (blackened doom metal)

Paris, France
On Les acteurs de l’ombre

Michael Rossetto – Intermodal Blues (world fusion)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
On Shifting Paradigm Records

Patchwork Jazz Orchestra – The Adventures of Mr Pottercakes (jazz fusion, big band)

London, UK
On Spark Label

Pierce Warnecke & Louis Laurain – Phonotypic Plasticity (experimental jazz)

Paris, France
On Astral Spirits

Ni – Pantophobie (avant-prog)

Bourg en Bresse, France
On Dur et doux

Nicolas Caloia, Yves Charuest, and Karl Fousek – Maps to Hands (experimental jazz)

Montréal, Québec
On Astral Spirits

Nonlocal Forecast – Bubble Universe! (experimental rock, synthwave)

Chicago, Illinois
On Hausu Mountain Records

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Spires That in the Sunset Rise – House Ecstatic (Cover Your Blood) (avant-garde jazz)

New York, New York
On Astral Spirits

Steph Richards – Take the Neon Lights (experimental jazz)

New York
On Birdwatcher Records

D’un autre temps – Nos mémoires (atmospheric black metal)

Montréal, Québec
On A Pile of Graves

Tuesday, 5

Maddison Carter Quintet – Elbow Room (modern jazz)

Melbourne, Australia

Friday, 8

Deathcrush – Megazone (post-punk)

Oslo, Norway
On Apollon Records

Dirty Shirt – Letchology (balkan folk, alternative metal)

Seini, Romania
On Apathia Records

Equipoise – Demiurgus (technical death metal)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
On The Artisan Era

Fen – Stone and Sea [Rerelease] (post-black metal)

On Eisenwald

Standards – Friends (math rock)

Los Angeles, California

Victime – Mi​-​tronc, mi​-​jambe (post-punk)

Strasbourg, France
On October Tone

Saturday, 9

Mopcut – Accelerated Frames of Reference (experimental, noise)

Vienna, Austria
On Trost Records

Friday, 15

Bruxa Maria & MoE (noise punk, noise)

On God Unknown Records

Contrarian – Their Worm Never Dies (progressive death metal)

Rochester, New York
On Willowtip Records

Dis Fig – Purge (experimental electro)

New York, New York

Gralaghorr – The Divine Spectacle of Rebirth [EP] (atmospheric black metal)

Somerville, Massachusetts

قيس ايشار (Qais Essar) – I Am Afghan, Afghani Is Currency, Volume Ⅲ: Zahir (folk, world)

Phoenix, Arizona
On Worlds within Worlds

Steaksauce Mustache – Superwoke (mathcore)

New York, New York
On Silent Pendulum Records

Vijay Iyer & Craig Taborn – Transitory Poems: Live at Liszt Academy (avant-garde jazz)

Budapest, Hungary
On ECM Records

Saturday, 16

Bitter Lake – New Branches on Old Trees (avant-garde metal)

Scotland, UK

Friday, 22

Charles Rumback with Jim Baker, James Singleton, and Greg Ward – Cadillac Turns (experimental jazz)

Chicago, Illinois
On Astral Spirits

The Great Discord – Afterbirth (experimental pop, industrial metal)

Linköping, Sweden
On The Sign Records

Kuhn Fu – Chain the Snake (jazz fusion, progressive rock)

Groningen, Netherlands

Ultra Zook – L’album (avant-prog)


Tuesday, 26

The Mercury Tree – Spidermilk (avant-prog)

Portland, Oregon

Friday, 29

Dustin Laurenzi – Snaketime: The Music of Moondog (experimental jazz)

Chicago, Illinois
On Astral Spirits

Elder Ones – From Untruth (jazz fusion, free jazz)

Buffalo, New York
On Northern Spy

Red Handed Denial – Redeemer (progressive metalcore)

Toronto, Ontario

Scopes – Scopes (modern jazz)

New York, New York
On Whirlwind Recordings

Seims – 3.1 (progressive rock)

Sydney, Australia
On Art as Catharsis

Bandcamp page

Skryptor – Luminous Volumes (progressive rock, noise rock)

St. Louis, Missouri
On Skin Graft Records

Vltimas – Something Wicked Marches In (death metal)

Almada, Portugal
On Season of Mist

Scheduled for March

John Zorn – The Hermetic Organ, Volume 6: For Edgar Allan Poe (contemporary classical)

New York, New York
On Tzadik

Label page

Friday, 5 April

Ikarus – Mosaismic (modern jazz)

On Iapetus

Town Portal – Of Violence (post-metal, math rock)

Copenhagen, Denmark
On Art as Catharsis / Small Pond

Friday, 12

Big Business – The Beast You Are (stoner metal)

Los Angeles, California
On Joyful Noise Recordings

Matangi Quartet – Markus Reuter’s String Quartet No​. ​1: Heartland (contemporary classical)

Berlin, Germany
On Iapetus

Numenorean – Adore (post-black metal)

Calgary, Alberta
On Season of Mist

Poil – Sus (avant-prog)

Lyon, France
On Dur et doux

Friday, 19

L’acéphale – L’acéphale (experimental black metal)

Portland, Oregon
On Eisenwald

Allegaeon – Apoptosis (progressive death metal)

Denver, Colorado
On Metal Blade Records

Hate Inclination – Grand Wormwood (technical death metal)

Fresno, California

Scheduled for 2019

Erth – Petricor (progressive rock)

Costa Rica

Bandcamp page

Ex fauna – Blue Moon (experimental punk, noise rock)

Chicago, Illinois
On Auris Apothecary

Good Nightowl – Truthmaster (progressive metal)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ihlo – Union (progressive metal)


On February 8 2019, this entry was posted.