Jerusalem In My Heart - Qalaq (Constellation Records)
Jerusalem In My Heart presents a new album of vital and haunting electronics and electroacoustics, framed by founder and producer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh’s spoken and sung Arabic, buzuk-playing and sound design. Qalaq
features a different guest/collaborator on every track, including Moor Mother, Tim Hecker, Lucrecia Dalt, Greg Fox, Beirut, Alanis Obomsawin, Rabih Beaini and many more.
Ka Baird & Pekka Airaksinen - FRKWYS Vol. 17: Hungry Shells (RVNG Intl.)
, the seventeenth entry in RVNG Intl.’s intergenerational collaborations series FRKWYS, brings together vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Ka Baird with avant-garde composer and radical performance art pioneer Pekka Airaksinen. Recorded six months before Pekka’s passing, Hungry Shells
alchemizes separate but similar spiritualistic practices, canvassing Baird’s voice and synthesizer rituals and Airaksinen’s lysergic sound explorations into startling, surreal landscapes.
Kevin Shea - Psychotic Sound Man 1 for drums (self-released)
"Composed from a catalogue of geosonical phrases I've developed over the past few months, the sonic communication echoes at times simultaneously as one phrase using all the instruments of the drum set, or at times several phrases echo at once passed between and/or layered upon differing parts of the "drum set." This compositional approach was inspired by the complex process of programming emotive psychosomatic characters into the head of an artificial life form. This Psychotic Sound Man struggles to integrate the perfect amount of self-sabotage into its cryptic emulation of the human mind." Kevin Shea
King Champion Sounds - Between Two Worlds (Hive Mind Records)
Comprising Ajay Saggar (guitar, bass, synthesiser, piano, organ, electronica, melodica, tanpura, omnichord, mbira, percussion, programming), Oli Heffernan (bass, synthesiser), Mees Siderius (drums, percussion, vibraphone), G W Sok (vocals), Holly Habstritt Gaal (trumpet, vocals), Elsa van der Linden (saxophone) and Chris Moerland (trombone), King Champion Sounds release their double album Between Two Worlds
with the same insatiable appetite to experience the endless possibilities that are open to making music as they had with their previous four albums.
Kuzu - All Your Ghosts in One Corner (Catalytic-Sound)
Kuzu is a trio comprising Dave Rempis (alto/tenor/bari saxophone), Tashi Dorji (guitar) and Tyler Damon (drums). Drawing on these musicians’ love for a range of weighty musical expression from doom metal to the deeply-rooted spirituality of saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, this record perfectly captures the depth of the abyss into which we faced.
Lena Platonos - Balancers (Dark Entries Records)
Greek electronic musician Lena Platonos returns to Dark Entries with Balancers
, an album of previously unreleased material recorded between 1982-1985. Athens-based Platonos is renowned for her forays into cutting-edge electronic experimentation as well as her striking, impressionistic poetry and lyrics, always recited in Greek.