DJ Travella - Mr Mixondo (Nyege Nyege Tapes)
At only 19 years old, Dar Es Salaam's DJ Travella represents a new wave of singeli producers who are driving Tanzania's breakneck dance sound into fresh, innovative spaces. Unaffiliated with any of the well-known studios like Sisso and Pamoja, Hamadi Hassani's music points singeli's fusion of taraab and techno towards the stars, locating a cyber-singeli style that's dense, kinetic and unashamedly sexy.
Fred Moten / Brandon López / Gerald Cleaver - Moten/López/Cleaver (Reading Group)
Reading Group introduces the debut LP from a new improvising group of three singular artists: Fred Moten (voice), Brandon López (double bass), and Gerald Cleaver (drums). López and Cleaver have been improvising together as a duo for several years, over which they’ve developed a secret, unspoken language of organically growing repetitive figures in a wide range of sonic palettes. They are joined here by Fred Moten, the inimitable poet, theorist, critic, and 2020 MacArthur Fellow.
Julian Sartorius - Mux (Marionette)
Julian Sartorius’ new venture on Marionette is a culmination of all his efforts thus far to mimic a synthesizer and drum machine, experimenting and developing a musical language that bridges the gap between organic timbres and electronic music. This is Julian’s second release on Marionette, after the long out of print Sulla Pelle
with Valentina Magaletti in 2019. Other collaborations include prolific artists such as Matthew Herbert, Sylvie Courvoisier, Gyda Valtysdottir, Dimlite, Shahzad Ismaily and Dan Carey (Speedy Wunderground).
Marceau Boré - Schoon Donker (Unjenesaisquoi)
Schoon Donker is Marceau Boré first solo album under his real name. Before known as Piano Chat, a solo pop noise project, the French musician has been commissioned to compose a film score for a documentary film by Katrien Feyaerts, Schoon Donker. The film is about two men and a lot of pigeons. One of the men is a famous and silent pigeon-fancier, the other is the director's father. As the pigeons come and go, both men stay stuck in their lives.
MIZI - Music Behind Music (ТОПОТ)
Music Behind Music
is based on the theoretical framework of media archaeology, extending and applying the ideas of the field on experimental music. The main music material is derived through the transmutation, extension, redefinition and cracking of obsolete recording media. Released by the Moscow based imprint ТОПОТ, this is a reflection on the unique properties of the media and the definition of information/noise; an invitation to listen to the music behind the music, a tribute to surface noise.
Ohyung - Imagine naked! (NNA Tapes)
Brooklyn-based, Asian American musician and composer OHYUNG’s music is continuously shifting, investigating, and deconstructing the possibilities of form. Written and recorded mostly over just a 72-hour period, OHYUNG’s first album on NNA Tapes, the immersive and mesmerizing, imagine naked! focuses on expansion and atmospheric depth. It is a collection of loving ambient expressions of persistence, repetition, and variation.