Síria - Boa-Língua (Crónica)
is the second album by Síria, a Portuguese artist named Diana Combo. In this project she also contributes with her voice to the usual practice of combining vinyl records, field recordings, and other sound sources. Boa-Língua
was made from recordings of practice sessions that were not originally intended to be used or worked as songs. Boa-Língua means “good tongue”, used in opposition to “má-língua”, literally “bad tongue”, a Portuguese expression for “tittle-tattle”.
Sunn Trio - Electric Esoterica (Twenty One Eight Two Recording Company)
Sunn Trio is a punk trio from Phoenix, Arizona, influenced by Middle Eastern psych, free jazz, and improvisation. While not recorded in a traditional studio, these recordings represent the first studio-produced sounds from this group. The group is built around Joel Robinson and has had as many as eight-to-ten members in recordings and live performances, but more recently has been focused on a trio that composes music that challenges every notion of what rock, punk, or psych can be.
The Master Musicians of Jajouka feat. Bachir Attar - Apocalypse Across the Sky (Zehra)
The Master Musicians Of Jajouka became a counter-cultural icon when Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones confessed that even he had trouble standing up to “the constant strain of the festival” during the performances he recorded in their tiny village in the foothills of Morocco’s Rif Mountains. Their reputation was cemented when Rolling Stones Records released Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka in 1971, and that reputation continues today. In 1991, iconic producer Bill Laswell also embarked on a trip to the small village of just 800 inhabitants in the Rif mountains to record the group for his Axiom label – ”Apocalypse Across The Sky“ is, unlike other Laswell projects that bring together different cultures and genres, a pure document of the ensemble, raw and unpolished but exquisitely recorded, probably one of the most important albums of the Master Musicians of Jajouka, available on vinyl for the very first time.
The Necks - Three (Northern Spy Records)
The 21st album from renowned Australian instrumental trio The Necks, is a twisting, textural, and instinctive musical exploration through three individual, contrasting tracks that each delve into separate canons of their sound. Three’s variety of tones and structures offer a glimpse into the boundless, immersive sonic universe The Necks have been constructing, through recorded and live performance, for over 30 years: three musicians, three variable songs, highlighting three decades of groundbreaking experimental excellence.
VA - Uzelli Elektro Saz (1976 - 1984) (Uzelli)
This album is a selection of performances on the electric saz, an instrument that some hold in contempt. Simple, calm and dignified villagers, forced to leave their villages behind, carried the saz to new lands. As they called out to the crowd of fellow exiles and struggled to adapt to a new way of life, their traditional acoustic saz transformed into the electric saz and rang out with a new and different urban sound. Established by brothers Muammer and Yavuz Uzelli in 1971, Uzelli Records’ output spoke to the struggles and longing for home felt by Turkish immigrants in Germany. The compilation has been curated by Murat Ertel – the lead singer and saz player of psych band BaBa Zula – with his wife, Esma Ertel.
Vladislav Delay - Multila (2020 Remaster) (Keplar)
is the third album of Finnish producer Sasu Ripatti under the moniker Vladislav Delay, comprising of two Eps released on Basic Channel's Chain Reaction label in 1999 and 2000. The album features six haunting dub ambient tracks and the stirring techno odyssey "Huone." 20 years after its original release as a full-length CD album (Chain Reaction), these timeless recordings of modern electronic music are now finally available for the first time as a double vinyl edition.
Zeropunkt - Future Perfect Continuous (Fort Evil Fruit)
Dublin improvisers Zeropunkt (formerly known as ¡NO!) consist of Fergus Cullen, Damien Lennon and Jamie Davis. Future Perfect Continuous
explores icy, dub-inflected expanses of brooding near-stasis with eruptions of soprano sax and distorted organ.