Tachycardie - Probables (Un je-ne-sais-quoi)
Tachycardie is Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy, a French drummer from Tours. Probables
is his first album under the Tachycardie alias, although he’s been playing in various bands and projects since a while now. Here’s a very deep journey through hallucinatory soundscapes.
Tasos Stamou - D.A.D. (Discrepant)
Recorded between 2015-2018 as an homage to both his Dad and the more commonly used tuning on the Greek Bouzouki, D-A-D, Greek musician Tasos Stamou delivers 40 minutes of music that explores ancient and modern languages, while crossing his unique instrumentation with celebrations of new/old folk, field recordings and electronics. In his music, there’s a constant flow of ideas that defy standard tonalities and the conception of “traditional”.
The Clandestine Quartet - One for the Fossa, Two for the Wolverine (33-33)
Thirty Three Thirty Three is proud to present the debut LP from the Clandestine Quartet, bringing together Alan and Richard Bishop with Michael Flower and Chris Corsano. Invited to perform in London as part of the St John Sessions series, Alan Bishop rounded up this quartet of underground stalwarts with a deep history of collaborative ventures – the Bishop brothers making up two-thirds of the legendary Sun City Girls, Richard Bishop and Corsano comprising two parts of psychedelic juggernaut Rangda, and the Flower-Corsano Duo having wowed audiences for over a decade with their face-melting brand of eastern-tinged free shred.
Upperground Orchestra - Euganea (Morphine Records)
Upperground Orchestra is the hybrid Jazz band of Rabih Beaini and his fellow musicians Tommaso Cappellato (drums), Piero Bittolo Bon (woodwinds/electronics) and Alvise Seggi (Bass / Oud). After a long hiatus, the band returns with a new LP, a killer 5 tracks album recorded during the Musica Veneta residency. Euganea
comprises pieces that merge deep roots of original fusion (tape music, electronics and synths, processing) with the unique free spiritual jazz sound of Upperground Orchestra.
Vazz - Cloud Over Maroma (Stroom)
Vazz were from Glasgow, Scotland and existed in the mid-1980’s. The group consisted of Hugh Small (all music and instruments) and Anna Howson (all voices and lyrics). The Belgian imprint Stroom released the follow up collection to 'Submerged Vessels & Other Stories' - 'Cloud Over Maroma' which featured five tracks from the 2012 'Whisper Not' LP on Forced Nostalgia, as well as the band's first single 'Breath' and more recent instrumentals and piano pieces.
Vivien Le Fay - Ecolalia (Boring Machines)
Vivien Le Fay is a multi-disciplinary artist who mixes her sociology studies, her classes with Alejandro Jodorowski, dance and photography classes until the traces of the different expressive styles are lost in her personal path. Her interest in music started with orthodox new wave, passing through the physicality of hardcore until the discovery of the latest generation of electronic sound designers. She started working as a guitar technician for noise bands while deepening her knowledge of the sonic spectrum working on local radio.
Yīn Yīn - The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers (Les Disques Bongo Joe)
After two remarkable singles on Les Disques Bongo Joe, Yīn Yīn are back with The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers
. Made of groovy tunes and dance killers, this album could be the crazy soundtrack of a 60s hippie village on the South China Sea. Highly recommended!
Zatua - Sin Existencia (Second Circle/Music From Memory)
Using predominantly analogue equipment, ’Sin Existencia’ is the final outcome of an extensive exploration into the unique sonic ranges and musical fascinations of the various members of the band. Taking influence from Indonesian psychedelic music from the 1970’s and 80’s the album presents a fascinating glimpse into contemporary Indonesian electronic music with a nod to its little known but rich past.
ZU - Terminalia Amazonia (House of Mythology)
For the past four years the band’s members have regularly visited an undisclosed indigenous village on the Ucayali River close to the border between Peru and Brazil. They’ve immersed themselves in the local Shipibo-Conibo culture’s ancient knowledge, teachings and rituals, some of which stretch back millennia. Still, Pupillo emphasizes that this is not an anthropological, ethnographical, or even a political project. First and foremost, Terminalia Amazonia presents a personal story of descent and ascent, the burden of dreams and the need for new discoveries: “it contains a subjective narrative, shaped within our own Western, Mediterranean consciousness. There has been enough appropriation and exploitation of Shipibo culture by outsiders and we don't want to add to that. We don't want to wear another people's clothes. The band is Italian and our psyche is and will always be rooted in Mediterranean mythology. The descent and the way back to the surface will for us always be connected to Demeter and Persephone, the Eleusinian mysteries that shaped the form known as tragedy,” he says. Tragos, the goat, will always be at the door.