Emmanuelle Parrenin / Detlef Weinrich - Jours De Grève (Versatile Records)
German producer Detlef Weinrich aka Tolouse Low Trax and French singer, hurdy-gurdy, spinet and harp player Emmanuelle Parrenin created Jours de Grève
during some days of intimate plays in Paris. With the offhanded help by friends and like-minded souls like Versatile aura mystic Gilbert Cohen, French avant-garde saxophone player Quentin Rollet and his fellow countryman, experimental voice artist Ghédalia Tazartès, they transformed in Cohen’s studio impulsive emotions into a kind of medieval cult sound that dances with tribal dub layers in search for a higher ground.
V.A. - Exotic Ésotérique Vol.3 (ArteTetra)
Italian imprint ArteTetra return with the third volume of their Exotic ésotérique series of compilations showcasing contemporary bits and pieces from (almost) all around the world. The compilation selects 30 vigorous, phantomatic and edgy songs, "from the grotesque to the hazy, to the hypnagogic and absurd til the utterly whimsical; often resulting in non-linear audio experiences with humoristic and paradoxical outcomes."
Foudre! - Future Sabbath (Nahal Recordings)
Formed around 2015, the group FOUDRE! comprises Frédéric D. Oberland (Oiseaux-Tempête, Le Réveil des Tropiques, FareWell Poetry), Romain Barbot (Saåad), Paul Régimbeau (Mondkopf, Extreme Precautions, Autrenoir) and Grégory Buffier (Autrenoir, Mätisse). Released by the solid imprint Nahal, their new sonic journey is titled Future Sabbath
and dives deep into the abyss, "through a ceremony that brings together occult sciences, forgotten landscapes and the fever of the unconscious". This is their fifth album, with previous efforts out on BLWBCK and Gizeh Records.
Gerry Weil - The Message (Olindo Records)
‘The Message’ by Gerry Weil is an overlooked cornerstone of Venezuelan jazz, greatly influenced by ‘Bitches Brew’ era Miles, Hendrix, Tower of Power and fusion of jazz and rock. ‘The Message’ is packed with raw funk grooves, big band horns, and Gerry’s gravelly Tom (Waitsian) vocals.
I N S T I T U T R I C E - Cohortes (Unjenesaisquoi)
is the debut album of the duo comprising Éric Bentz and Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy, I N S T I T U T R I C E, out through the French imprint unjenesaisquoi. Their aim is to reconcile current sound processing techniques with ancient ethnic music traditions. The album was created with an Asian-inspired, homemade drum kit, assembled from various sources like kitchenware (tin pans and copper dishes), genuine ethnic music instruments (singing bowl or gongs), and complete with dismembered parts of a regular drum kit (toms and cymbals).
K.S. Eden - Passed Beyond (Stroom)
Growing up in Stockport in the 1970s, Kevin Eden is one of those artists who did not receive the credit for their work during the years they were active. Eden (now Veerji Hasyananda, a name given to him by Laraaji after he has embraced the Vedantic Advaita tradition), looks back at the work featured on this compilation with a comfortable detachment because in his view these recordings were made by a different person to who he is today. Rather than harbouring feelings of regret or frustration that his output did not reach an audience, he feels blessed for it to have another opportunity today.