Moundabout - An Cnoc Mór (Rocket Recordings)
Moundabout’s glorious second long player is named after Cnoc Mór na nGaibhlte (or The Big Hill Of The Galtees), an imposing sandstone and shale peak in Munster, from which vantage point the horizon retreats to impossible-seeming distances. Paddy Shine, of psychedelic powerhouse GNOD, and Phil Masterson, of cult groups Los Langeros, Damp Howl and Bisect, chose this as base camp for their latest expedition into a new form of psychedelic Irish folk music.
Nagat - Eyoun El Alb (Wewantsounds)
Wewantsounds teams up with Disco Arabesquo for the reissue of Nagat El Seghira's cult 1980 album Eyoun El Alb
. Originally released only on cassette on the Egyptian label Soutelphan, the album has since become a sought-after classic on the Arabic groove scene, and this is the first time it is released on vinyl.
Otto Willberg - The Leisure Principle (Black Truffle)
A key player in the London underground, Willberg is often heard on acoustic and electric bass in free improv settings and bands with Laurie Tompkins (Yes Indeed) and Charles Hayward (Abstract Concrete), as well as the fractured No Wave unit Historically Fucked.
V.A. - Playing for the Man at the Door: Field Recordings from the Collection of Mack McCormick 1958-1971 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
In the 1950s and 60s, the blues was the dominant form of Black vernacular music throughout Texas and the surrounding areas. In segregated neighborhoods, community members gathered in saloons, dancehalls, and each other’s homes to hear their neighbors sing their stories of sorrow, heartbreak, jubilation, and triumph. Robert “Mack” McCormick, an academically untrained but fanatical devotee of the blues, stepped into this world and became one of its most devout advocates and documentarians. By photographing Black and Latino Texans and their neighborhoods, as well as recording and interviewing musicians—many of whom never stepped foot into a proper recording studio—McCormick endeared and eventually embedded himself into these communities. By the time he died in 2015, McCormick had amassed a collection of 590 reels of sound recordings and 165 boxes of manuscripts, original interviews and research notes, thousands of photographs and negatives, playbills, and posters. Because McCormick never published or released most of these materials, his collection became a thing of legend and intense speculation among scholars, blues aficionados, and musicians alike.
Photophobik - Photophobik (Preston Capes / Woodford Halse)
Photophobik is the alias of electronic music producer Nick Edwards (Ekoplekz) and this is his recent release for the British imprint Preston Capes / Woodford Halse.
Rob Winstone - sifting through heaven (mappa)
Winstone’s instrumental palette continues to reach out far from behind his keyboards, however the sound of sifting through heaven
is stripped back and pared down, putting melody front and centre.