Goatface! - Akhenaten Bazucas (Astral Spirits)
The music project Goatface! comprises Guilherme Granado (keyboards, synthesizers, electronics, percussion), Leandro Archela (keyboards, synthesizers, percussion), Thomas Rohrer (soprano saxophone, rabeca, futes, objects, percussion), Rogerio Martins (bass clarinet, clarinet, flute, percussion) and Ricardo Pereira (percussion).
Grykë Pyje - Squirlich Stroll (mappa)
Slovakian label mappa commits to the duo Grykë Pyje, releasing their third LP "Squirlich Stroll". Maintaining the fabled tone of their debut on the label, Jani Hirvonen (Uton) and Johannes Schebler (Baldruin) dig deeper into the sonic vein of myth and fabric of yonder. The music in "Squirlich Stroll" unravels as a yarn brought back from a wild voyage.
V.A. Hallow Ground presents: Epiphanies (Hallow Ground)
On Epiphanies, the first-ever "concept-compilation" to be released by Hallow Ground, artists such as Maria W Horn, FUJI||||||||||TA, Lawrence English, Siavash Amini and Norman Westberg, who all have previously released music on the Swiss label, were commissioned to pursue a non-rational creative process in approaching the phenomenon of epiphany through sound.
Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer - Recordings from the Åland Islands (International Anthem)
The combination of modular synthesizer and viola is an uncommon one, but Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer manage to create a distinctive dyad that comes together with grace and truth. They’ve accomplished this by bringing much more than their respective axes to the table. Years of collaboration, cohabitation, shared experience, and separate but equally inspired commitments to utilitarian cultural work bind their disparate timbres together into a singular aesthetic reality.
jesu - jesu (Deluxe) (Avalanche Recordings)
The first jesu full length album, originally released in 2004 on Hydra Head Records. This is the digital edition of the entire 5 X LP boxset reissue with one digital only bonus track; it contains the original album, the 'clean mix/picture disc mix', Japanese CD bonus tracks, a rare comp track and live material from the period of release (2005), almost 7 hours of music.
Jimmy Smack - Death Is Certain (Knekelhuis)
Across two 7”s, Death Or Glory
(1982) and Death Rocks
(1983) and one 12”, Anguish
(1982) Jimmy Smack carved his own bleak chasm amidst the LA Death Rock scene that he inhabited. After decades dormant in the crypt, Knekelhuis finally compiles Smack’s full recorded output, providing it a lavish place to rest on the Death Is Certain
Julmud جُلْمود - Tuqoos | طُقُوس (Bilna'es بالناقص)
, Julmuds debut album release is a 15 track project rooted in heavy beats that bend space and time to subvert forms of enclosure. The sounds have an almost granular detailed texture while maintaining a gripping rhythmic flow via dense bass lines and a bitter sweetness in the melodies, blurring the lines between hanging on a street corner, at a protest or in a club. Produced in Ramallah - Palestine, Tuqoos
pushes up against otherwise inaccessible space, resisting the conditions of a body in capture through sounds that morph, slip through and create breaks in times and spaces that remain occupied.
Keiji Haino - My lord Music... (Black Editions)
For over 25 years, Keiji Haino has used the hurdy gurdy to channel dark dimensions—creating music that bridges the centuries between distant medieval eras and a future awash in densely layered sounds that grind and float in an otherworldly atmosphere. "My lord Music…" is a suite of nine pieces that reveals the startlingly distinctive and wide range of Haino’s approach to the instrument. The music is at once dissonant and hypnotic, rich with unfurling drones that dynamically ebb and flow—Haino’s musical sensibility and physicality, always present and unmistakable.