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Friday, September 28th

All Them Witches "ATW" CD (New West Records) Fifth album from the Nashville band: something new, something sprawling, and grander-feeling than anything before it.

All Time Low "Birthday" 7" (Fueled By Ramen) New single, limited to 2,000 copies. Pink vinyl.

Alt-J "Reduxer" CD/LP (Atlantic) A set of 11 reinterpretations of songs from the band's third album, RELAXER, reimagined by a variety of hip hop artists and producers.

Ava Luna "Moon 2" LP (Western Vinyl) On Moon 2 Ava Luna's de facto band leader  Carlos Hernandez steps back, leaving space for the rest of the band members to  step up and step into roles they hadn't occupied on previous albums. Felicia Douglass (now a touring member of Dirty Projectors) worked with percussion and sampler, Julian Fader experimented with synths, nearly every band member ran the computer during recording sessions, and Becca Kauffman composed her first song for the group "On Its Side the Fallen Fire," a deeply layered orchestral piece of Kate Bush grandeur meets Julia Holter reverie.

Beta Band "The Best of the Beta Band" CD (Because Music) Compiles their best hits and includes a live show recorded at the Shepherd's Bush Empire (London) in 2004.

Cohen, Tim "The Modern World" LP (Sinderlyn) 2018 has found Cohen at the top of his songwriting game, as focused and direct as ever. The Modern World is a visceral, raw yet clear amalgamation of Cohen's utmost paranoias and deepest joys.

Cruise, Julee "The Voice of Love" CD (Sacred Bones Records) Reissue of the debut LP by Julee Cruise, a David Lynch protegee who famously appeared on Twin Peaks. Cruise's material is a sort of 'missing link' between the ethereal wave of This Mortal Coil and the Dream Pop of Mazzy Star.

Das Body "S/T" LP/CS (Luminelle Recordings)  Debut EP from the Oslo electronic indie pop band.

Espers "II" LP (Drag City) 2nd album, getting all Elizabethan.

Espers "III" LP (Drag City) Psych-folk band's 2009 album back on vinyl.

Father John Misty "Live at Third Man" 12" (Third Man Records) New live EP, recorded in September of 2017, covers songs from all three Father John Misty albums out at the time of its recording, heard here stripped totally bare.

Foodman "Aru Otoko No Densetsu" LP (Sun Ark) Foodman delivers to the adventurous music lover's table in excess, effortlessly fractalizing sonic devices, in his own tradition, building further worlds and inviting the listener to wander their future domes.

Gallo, Ron "Stardust Birthday Party" LP (New West Records) "Stardust Birthday Party is about human evolution. Specifically, one humans evolution: mine, Ron Gallo. It is about me sitting with myself for the first time and confronting the big question "WHAT AM I, REALLY?" It's about the love and compassion for all things that enters when you find out you are nothing and everything." On birthday cake-colored vinyl.

Grohl, Dave "Play" LP (RCA) Limited edition vinyl release featuring a 23 minute original song on one side (all instruments played by Dave) and an etching on the other, all in a special die-cut vinyl jacket.

Holydrug Couple, The "Hyper Super Mega" LP (Sacred Bones)  An album that represents the culmination of everything they've learned in their years as a band. If Hyper Super Mega feels like a classic pop record, that's because Sepulveda and Parra spent much of the recording process thinking about the classic pop records of the '60s and '70s. Masterpieces by bands like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Fleetwood Mac were all reference points, not always explicitly in sound, but certainly in spirit. Available on black or red vinyl.

Jay Som & Justus Proffit "Nothing's Changed" LP (Polyvinyl) There's a little bit of everything -- garage rock, country twang, art pop -- on the five songs that comprise Nothing's Changed, a record showcasing the burgeoning collaboration between Justus Proffit and Jay Som.

Lala Lala "The Lamb" CD (Hardly Art) Across the album's 12 tracks, guitarist Lillie West carefully examines the skeletons in her closet for the first time, hoping to capture honest snapshots of her past selves. Many of the songs show West asking herself agonizing questions about her life with a clever and hopeful curiosity.

Monae, Janelle "Dirty Computer" 2xLP (Bad Boy) The third LP (and first in five years) from Janelle Monáe, the actress and recording artist features appearances by Brian Wilson, Pharrell Williams, Zoë Kravitz, and Grimes, plus musical contributions from Prince just prior to his death. Includes download card.

Mudhoney "Digital Garbage" CD (Sub Pop) Vocalist Mark Arm, guitarist Steve Turner, bassist Guy Maddison, and drummer Dan Peters are back with Digital Garbage, a barbed-wire-trimmed collection of sonic brickbats. Arm's raw yawp and his bandmates' long-honed chemistry make Digital Garbage an ideal release valve for the 2018 pressure cooker. "My sense of humor is dark, and these are dark times," says Arm. "I suppose it's only getting darker."

Myrrors, The "Fuzz Club Sessions" LP (Fuzz Club) Live session comprised of three bewitching tracks that evoke warm images of the sandy plains of the Sonoran desert that they call home, underpinned by a worldly influence of traditional Eastern folk. Complete with meandering violins, shamanic vocals and slow-burning (yet oh-so-expansive) instrumentation, the live recording of the Fuzz Club Session allows the tracks to take on an even more hypnotic form.

Nadler, Marissa "For My Crimes" CD/ LP (Sacred Bones) The eighth album from Marissa Nadler is the sound of guilt giving way to truth. The songs stare down the dark realization that love may not be enough to keep two people together through distance and differing needs. By asking these difficult questions about her relationships, Nadler has found a stronger sense of self and a sharper voice as both a songwriter and a vocalist, culminating in her most evocative entry in an already impressive discography.

Once Human "Stage of Evolution" CD (earMUSIC) Having made waves with their 2015 debut, 'The Life I Remember', the band have dramatically progressed beyond the melodic death metal sound of that release into something more complex, emotional, distinct, and devastatingly heavy. Stage Of Evolution is the consequential mutation of the 'Evolution' album from studio to stage, recorded during last year's US tour.

Pale Waves "My Mind Makes Noises" LP (Dirty Hit Records) The hugely anticipated debut full length from Pale Waves, following on from a string of singles and the "All The Things I Never Said" EP. They play huge and addictive 80's inspired indie-pop tunes wth dazzling synth elements.

Parquet Courts "Wide Awake Remixes" LP (Rough Trade) Embracing New York's roots, Parquet Courts have collaborated with legendary first wave NYC Disco pioneer Danny Krivit on a new 12" of Wide Awake! remixes. The B-side also includes two remixes by Mikey Young of Total Control.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs "King Of Cowards" LP (Rocket Recordings) On 'King Of Cowards', the band's Iggy-esque drive to dementia, Sabbath-esque squalor and Motörhead-style dirt may still be present and correct, but the songs are leaner, the long-drawn-out riff-fests are sharpened into addictive hammerblows, and the nihilistic dirges of yore alchemically have been transformed into an uplifting and inviting barrage of hedonistic abandon.

Pixies "Come On Pilgrim...It's Surfer Rosa" 3xLP (4AD) 30th anniversary edition of Pixies' very first release, the eight-track mini-album, Come On Pilgrim and the band's first full album, Surfer Rosa. 3xLP edition with new artwork reimagined by original designer Vaughan Oliver and the bonus disc, Live From The Fallout Shelter - one of the earliest recordings of the band, a radio concert that first aired in late 1986 on WJUL-FM in Lowell, MA.

Rage Against the Machine "Evil Empire" LP (Legacy) Reissue
Rage Against the Machine "Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium" LP (Legacy) Reissue
Rage Against the Machine "Renegades" LP (Legacy) Reissue
Rage Against the Machine "The Battle of Los Angeles" LP (Legacy) Reissue

Rankin, Jimmy "Moving East" CD (Truth North Recods) One of the true originals in Canadian music has moved from Nashville to Nova Scotia, and is celebrating with music only he could make. Jimmy Rankin's new Moving East is pure East Coast, a homecoming album featuring true stories, tall tales and bittersweet ballads, and the classic folk-rock sound that Rankin helped pioneer.

Rat Columns "Sometimes We're Friends" 7" (Slumberland) recorded at the same time as their 2017 album"Candle Power" in Guildford, Western Australia, this recording sees Rat Columns dancing around classicist, German-influenced propulsive guitar pop on 'Sometimes We're Friends', an indie pop gossamer ballad involving an 'Astral Lover', and an unusual diversion into downer, vaguely Young-esque dirge rock on the cheery 'Waiting To Die'.

Sadies, The "Darker Circles" LP (Yep Roc) New vinyl reissue of the band's 2010 album.
Sadies, The "Favourite Colours " LP (Yep Roc) New vinyl reissue of the band's 2004 album.
Sadies, The "Internal Sounds" LP (Yep Roc) New vinyl reissue of the Canadian band's 2013 release.
Sadies, The "New Seasons" LP (Yep Roc) New vinyl reissue of the band's 2017 album, produced by The Jayhawks' Gary Louris.

Stereolab "Switched On, Vol 1" LP (Duophonic) Remastered edition of a compilation of Stereolab's first three singles, first issued in 1992. Initial copies come on clear vinyl. Includes download card.

Stereolab "Refried Ectoplasm: Switched On, Vol. 2" LP (Duophonic) Remastered edition of a compilation of Stereolab singles and rarities, first issued in 1995. Initial copies come on clear vinyl. Includes download card.

Stereolab "Aluminum Tunes; Switched On Vol. 3" 3xLP LP (Duophonic) Remastered edition of a compilation of Stereolab singles and rarities, first issued in 1998. Initial copies come on clear vinyl. Screenprinted gatefold sleeve. Includes download card.

Stereolab "Switched On, Vol 1 - 3" CD (Duophonic) Anthology box set of Stereolab's Switched On compilations of singles and rarities, originally issued between 1992 and 1998. Contains Switched On, Refried Ectoplasm [Switched On Volume 2], and Aluminum Tunes [Switched On Volume 3]. Reverse board clam shell box with disks in individual card wallets and insert.

Swervedriver "Ejector Seat Reservation" LP (Music On Vinyl) The Oxford based alternative rock band Swervedriver released their third studio album Ejector Seat Reservation in 1995. Despite the little promotion and disappointing sales the album is widely considered as one of their strongest records.

Thompson, Linda "My Mother Doesn't Know I'm on Stage" CD (Omnivore) A new collaborative album that explores the British folk great's roots in Vaudeville.

Toadies "Live At Billy Bob's Texas" LP (Smith Music Group) New live album.

U2 "Best Of 1990-2000" 2xLP Double 180-gram repress.

Bun B "Return of the Trill" CD (Il Trill Enterprises) Legendary Houston rapper, Bun B releases his first album since 2013's Trill OG with his new project, "Return of the Trill". Encouraged by his wife to record a new project, he got back in the studio and tapped some of his friends for an all-star studded album with features from his former group member, the late, Pimp C, Big K.R.I.T., T.I., Run the Jewels, Lil Wayne, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Gary Clark Jr, Leon Bridges, Slim Thug, Lil Keke, 8Ball & MJG and more.

Future "Evol" LP (Epic) New reissue of 2016 album.

Nas "Nasir" CS (Mass Appeal) Now on cassette.

Cher "Dancing Queen" CD (Warner Brothers) The one and only Cher's new album of all Abba hits. The Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Award winning icon was inspired to record the album following her stunning performance in the recently-released mega-hit film, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Clapton, Eric "Complete Clapton" 4xLP (Reprise) Reissue of this set from 2007. 36 of Eric's greatest songs from 1968 to 2006 in one vinyl collection! Packaged in two high quality gatefold jackets with slip case.

Clapton, Eric "Forever Man" 2xLP (Reprise) Legendary songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, and 19-time Grammy Award winner Eric Clapton releases the compilation album, Forever Man, on double LP. Featuring 19 tracks, this set contains music taken from his three-decade career with Reprise Records and includes classic tunes like "I've Got A Rock 'n' Roll Heart," "My Father's Eyes," "Change the World," and so many more.

Lynyrd Skynyrd "Live in Atlantic City" CD (earMUSIC) The set documents Skynyrd's June 23, 2006, concert at the Decades Rock Arena in Atlantic City, N.J.

Petty, Tom "An American Treasure" 2xCD (Reprise) A 2-CD set that features 26 career spanning tracks, as well as Bud Scoppa's detailed track-by-track notes. All newly released recordings on An American Treasure have been mixed by Ryan Ulyate from pristine transfers of the original studio multitrack masters. All 26 recordings have been re-mastered for this collection by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

Pink Floyd "The Best of Pink Floyd: A Foot in the Door" 2xLP (Legacy) Originally released in 2011 on CD only, the artwork for this compilation is the last work of long-term Floyd designer, the late Storm Thorgerson. The career-spanning compilation features some of the best-known album tracks from 1967 - 1994, including the band's first UK Top 10 single See Emily Play, and the iconic Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and High Hopes.

Captain Beefheart "Safe As Milk" LP (Sundazed) Mono reissue of Beefheart's 1967 debut on white vinyl. Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet, filtered the raw influence of the blues and R&B through his own singular musical sensibility and left-field lyrical wordplay, and surrounded himself with some of the most talented and inventive young musicians around. The result was an album that, even in the heady year in which it was released, sounded like nothing else, and the stage for one of rock's most iconoclastic and idiosyncratic careers.

Popera Cosmic "Les Enclaves" LP (Finder's Keepers) Reissue, originally released in 1969. Widely considered to be both France's first dedicated psychedelic and concept album, predating Serge Gainsbourg's "Histoire De Melody Nelson" and Gérard Manset's "La Mort D'Orion". Spearheaded by François Wertheimer (songwriter for Vangelis, Barbara, and BYG Records), composed with future Jodorowsky soundtracker Guy Skornik, and based on concept co-conspired by a teenage Jean-Michel Jarre. Includes members of Space Art, orchestra rock arrangements by William Sheller and orchestrator Paul Piot, and Serge Franklin, all pinned down by the rhythm section that would later be known to prog aficionados as Alice.

Presley, Elvis "Merry Christmas Baby" LP (Legacy) 2018 holiday collection from the rock 'n' roll icon. Includes classics such as 'Blue Christmas', 'Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)', 'Merry Christmas Baby' and many more.

Probot "s/t" LP (Southern Lord) New vinyl reissue of the 2004 Dave Grohl project.

Bikini Kill "The Singles" CD/LP (Bikini Kill Records) Initially released in 1998 as a CD-only compilation of all of Bikini Kill's 7"s. It includes the band's collaboration with Joan Jett on the New Radio (1993) single as well as the long out of print Anti Pleasure Dissertation (1995) and I Like Fucking (1995) singles.

Gears, The "Let's Go To The Beach" 7" (Munster) Reissue of the debut 7" by legendary Los Angeles punk rockers The Gears, originally released in 1979. While The Gears embraced the fast and loud part of punk, they also added 1950s rock 'n' roll, surf music and garage into the mix, which made their sound a killer blend of punk speed and fury tempered with greaser cool and swagger.

Gouge Away "Burnt Sugar" CD/LP (Deathwish) Latest album from Fort Lauderdale hardcore band. With "Burnt Sugar" Gouge Away dive into personal and social political subject matter without getting the bends on their way back to surface. Carrying an emotional vulnerability and honesty that few bands own in today's music world. LP on transparent green vinyl.

Sonic's Rendezvous Band "Electrophonic Tonic" LP (Bang!) Sonic's Rendezvous Band were Detroit '70s legends that included Fred "Sonic" Smith of The MC5 and Scott Asheton of The Stooges. In 1978 Sonic's Rendezvous Band recorded only two studio tracks which are in this LP, including the mighty "City Slang" plus other tracks recorded live in Detroit in 1978 with excellent sound quality. A total must-have for all fans of The Stooges and The MC5 as well as Bored!, Radio Birdman, The New Christs, The Hellacopters, etc. This album has been previously released under the name Too Much Crack.

v/a "Killed By Death #15: New Zealand Rare Punk" LP (RedRum) Another installment in this legendary series, this time centered in the obscure and extremely interesting early New Zealand punk rock scene. 13 tracks of pure Killed By Death mayhem -- No hippie shit, no disco, just pure punk rock bliss. Features Suburban Reptiles, Scavengers, Toy Love, and more.

Baker, Mickey "Blam! The NYC R&B Sessions (1953-1961)" LP (Jerome) A selection of rare recordings that showcase Mickey Baker backing various singers and a few instrumentals for different labels between 1953 and 1961. The king of '50s R&B guitar and an inventor of rock and roll, Baker's contribution to 1950s music puts him next to titans like Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. His incendiary riffs and solos were always aggressive, twisted, but elegant sounding. Features recordings with Big Maybelle, Brother John Sellers, The Cyclones, and more. Remastered from original 45s. Much of the material has never before reissued.

Franklin, Aretha "The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967-1970" CD/2xLP (Alantic) When Aretha Franklin joined Atlantic Records in 1967, it was the beginning of an unprecedented run that would ultimately cement her place as a music legend, a global household name, and one of the most influential singers of all time.

Maxwell "Embrya" 2xLP (Columbia) This 20th anniversary release includes a 2xLP white vinyl package and a new 12-page booklet featuring unseen photos from the original Embrya photoshoot shot by Mario Sorrenti. The audio has been newly re-mastered by Maxwell and Stuart Matthewman, who has worked with Maxwell for over 20 years and who mixed and co-produced the album in 1998. Additionally, it has been re-sequenced, moving the original opening track to the end.

Thomas, Ural & the Pain "The Right Time" CD/LP (Tender Loving Empire) It's one thing to make a 60's throwback record. It's another thing to have been there in real-time singing backup alongside legends Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding and James Brown, to name a few. In the case of 78 year old Ural Thomas, it's never too late to find The Right Time.

Ely, Joe "The Lubbock Tapes: Full Circle" 2xLP (Rack 'Em) New collection of previously unreleased demos. Recorded in 1974 and in 1978, the sessions represent two critical periods in Ely's storied career and illustrates not only the evolution of the famed Joe Ely Band but also why he has long been considered one of the most important artists hailing from Texas.

LaFave, Jimmy "Peace Town" CD (Music Road) Peace Town reflects LaFave's artistry as well as the emotional elements over the last months of his life in which his medical condition brought issues of mortality, legacy, life and love to the forefront. As such, it stands proudly as one of his best works within a critically-lauded career and made his mark as an interpreter who could take the songs of others and virtually make them his own.

Louvin Brothers, The "Love & Wealth: The Lost Recordings" LP (Modern Harmonics) 29 new recordings (plus a warm, spoken audio letter from brother Ira) originally captured as songwriting demos in the '50s, then filed away for the next six decades. More than just quick takes on new tunes, these are fully realized performances that rival the best of their official discography.

Lynn, Loretta "Wouldn't It Be Great" CD/LP (SMG) New album from Loretta Lynn highlights The Queen of Country Music's original songwriting, as sharp as ever since her early days as a musical trailblazer in the 1960s. 

Nelson, Willie "The Troublemaker" LP (Legacy) Reissue of Willie's 1976 album, recorded in 1973 but cancelled by Atlantic Records. After moving to Columbia Records and releasing the hit 'Red Headed Stranger', this collection of classic gospel songs, recorded in a honky-tonk style was dusted off and released to much acclaim.

Jansch, Bert "Just A Simple Soul" CD/2xLP (Sanctuary) From his 1965 iconic debut album, which changed folk music, Bert's peerless musicality, songwriting and interpretation of traditional song has held generation after generation spellbound and inspired musicians in all genres. This is the first collection from Bert's entire solo career, with insightful liner notes by Bernard Butler (Suede) who compiled this selection with the Bert Jansch Estate.

Bowden, Chris "Time Capsule" LP (Soul Jazz) First released on Soul Jazz Records in 1992 to universal and widespread critical acclaim, Chris Bowden's Time Capsule has stood the test of time like few other albums and remains a pivotal, wholly-successful and original experimental musical collage -- a radical inspiration and fore-bearer to many of the best progressive jazz and electronic artists working today.

Monk, Thelonious "Mønk" CD/LP (Gearbox) A previously unreleased, precious lost treasure from one of Monk's most critically acclaimed line-ups; Charlie Rouse on saxophone, John Ore on double bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. LP is on clear vinyl.

Moriyama, Takeo "East Plants" CD/LP (BBE) A genuine 'under the radar' album known only to a handful of Japanese jazz collectors and this reissue is fully endorsed by Takeo Moriyama himself. Originally released in 1983 on the Japanese VAP label, East Plants is an essential album in the J Jazz canon. It's an album that distills several key characteristics of Moriyama's music: clearly articulated and inventive rhythms, open yet orderly arrangements, and an accessible groove balanced with a graceful control. The BBE J Jazz Masterclass Series is curated by Tony Higgins and Mike Peden and is dedicated to presenting the very finest in Japanese jazz. The series will feature rare, long-lost and unreleased material presented in the highest quality reproductions of the original releases, fully licensed and authorized.

Thomas, Ralph "Eastern Standard " CD/LP (BBE) Reissue, originally released in 1980 on the obscure Zebra Jazz imprint. The self-produced 'Eastern Standard Time' features Thomas on baritone, alto and tenor saxophones as well as flute and percussion. He describes himself as a practicing ethnomusicologist who's musical vision evolved during the Sixties and it's Thomas' multifaceted, global approach that gives the music on Eastern Standard Time' an engaging and distinct flavour. While attending the Chicago conservatory of music in 1969 he became a member of the Chicago A.A.C.M, studying with master musicians Phil Cohran and Richard Muhal Abrams.

v/a "Roots Of Salsa Volume 3: Classic Latin Tunes Become Salsa Hits" LP+CD (Grosso!) Third volume of Grosso! Recordings' Roots of Salsa Series, an investigation into early Cuban or Cuban-derived tunes. English liner notes by Pablo "Bongohead" Yglesias. Features tracks by Xavier Cougat And His Orchestra, Monchito And His Mambo Royals, Orquesta Riverside, Los Jóvenes Del Cayo, and more.

Os Mutantes "Tudo Foi Feto Pelo Sol" LP (Vinilisssimo) Reissue, originally released in 1974. A brilliant progressive rock record by the legendary Brazilian band. Led at the time by original member Sérgio Dias plus keyboardist Túlio Mourão, bassist Antonio Pedro de Medeiros, and drummer Rui Motta. Presented in facsimile gatefold sleeve; 180 gram vinyl.
Vainica Doble "s/t" LP (Vinilisssimo) Reissue, originally released in 1971. The duo of Carmen Santonja and Gloria Van Aerssen create a dazzling mix of folk, traditional genres and psych rock -- every track is a wonderfully idiosyncratic marvel. A landmark of Spanish pop. Includes psychedelic artwork by Ivan Zulueta, the cult Spanish artist who created film posters for Pedro Almodóvar. Includes booklet with notes by Vicente Fabuel. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Valle, Marcos "Nova Bossa Nova" LP (Far Out Recordings) Reissue, originally released in 1997. Throughout his astounding six-decade career, infiltrating pop, bossa nova, samba, delicate psychedelia, jazz, and funk, Valle has consistently shown a dogged determination to transcend the traditions and structures of bossa nova, whilst never veering away from the movement's inherent, fundamental spirit. Nova Bossa Nova brought Marcos bouncing back into the '90s, slotting nicely in place alongside the acid jazz movement as well as a voracious new demand for Brazilian music on dancefloors from London to Tokyo. LP version comes on 180 gram vinyl; Includes download code.

Shankar, Ravi "Rough Guide To Ravi Shankar" LP (World Music Network) Unrivalled master of the sitar, Ravi Shankar inspired millions in the West to adore Indian classical music. A true cultural giant, this Rough Guide showcases a unique talent that spawned a musical revolution.

Destellos, Los "En Orbita" LP (Cal Communicaciones / Discos Eternos) Originally released in 1969. With En Orbita, Los Destellos mix tropical music with the rhythm of guajiras, paseíto, and the boogaloo sabor. "Para Elisa", an original theme by Beethoven, was included in Pedro Almodovar's film The Passenger Lovers. 

Destellos, Los "s/t" LP (Cal Communicaciones / Discos Eternos) Originally released in 1968. Los Destellos managed to capture with their self-titled album, true sonic hymns that stand out for their freshness and powerful guitars, with different tropical rhythms like guaracha, guajira, descarga, bolero, and cumbia achieving an untiring source of originality. This musical group was impeccably formed and directed by Enrique Delgado. Very tasty cumbias, danceable melodies, recorded with the highest technique and full of flavor.

Boratto, Gui "Pentagram" CD (Kompakt) Brazilian producer Gui Boratto's fifth studio LP, Pentagram. Through his signature kaleidoscopic approach, Boratto delivers an album built as a far-reaching hub-and-spoke system, broadly inclusive as can be. Smooth-edged four-to-the-floor epics, pop-friendly essences, laser-precise breaks, vox hooks, and acidulous synth lines. Features vocalist Luciana Villanova, Nathan Berger, and B.T..

Field, The "Infinite Moment" CD (Kompakt) Axel Willner puts on his Field suit again to present his sixth full-length, Infinite Moment. Infinite Moment is Willner's first full-length in two years, and his sixth on Kompakt. Infinite Moment has warmth and a familiar approach that will appeal to fans of classic Krautrock, contemporary ambient and beyond.

Jay Glass Dubs "Plegnic" LP (Ecstatic) Plegnic is Greek pop, soused in distress and flipped in dub by Athenian genius Dimitris Papadatos aka Jay Glass Dubs. Plegnic is 35 minutes of new, original material for Ecstatic following 2017's Dubs. Jay Glass Dubs fascinatingly evolves his sound with richer melodic and harmonic arrangements in a concerted effort to expand the nostalgic, esoteric and dance floor dimensions of his unique sound world. Limited to 500.

Jlin "Autobiography (Music from Wayne McGregor's Autobiography)" CD/LP (Planet Mu) The score for her collaboration with renowned British choreographer Wayne McGregor. This isn't technically her third album (that's due to arrive in 2019 or 2020), but the soundtrack stands up on its own with all the emotional peaks and troughs of a well-sequenced longplayer. Making music for dance is the fulfillment of one of Jlin's lifelong dreams and Autobiography is a highlight in her evolving and growing career.

lovetechnique "s/t" CS (Babe City) lovetechnique are the shared production efforts of Evan and Kevin. Like experiencing the ethereal post-internet world on VHS tape, the songs hazily weave through an electronic landscape that is an Tascam-taped dial-up dream.

Aperghis, Georges "Piano Music" LP (God) Excerpt from liner notes by Keith Potter: "Georges Aperghis is probably still not much associated, by the public that internationally attends performances of his works, with music for solo piano. Music-theatre -- of an uncommonly original kind, with extended vocal techniques much to the fore -- has usually been his stamping ground. The concerns that his operas and other music-theatre compositions have embraced -- often focusing around a highly individual approach to words and to all aspects of language, developed with great musical sophistication, resulting in what one might call a kind of sound poetry -- are not among those immediately linked to the note-against-note preoccupations of which one tends to think where music for the piano is involved. This instrument's 88 keys, and the two hands of its (usually firmly seated) keyboard operative, are normally engaged to less obviously 'theatrical' ends."

Jeck, Philip "Vinyl Coda III-IV" LP (God) dieb13 on Philip Jeck's Vinyl Coda: "Whether it be Pachelbel's Canon or some mid-90s dance music that's on Philip's vinyl, but what we hear in the Vinyl Coda is his very unique musical voice -- articulated with a perfect sense for structure, suspense and sound."

Kajkut, Slobodan "Darkroom" LP (God) Composition by Slobodan Kajkut. Personnel: Dejan Trkulja - clarinet; Christian Pollheimer - vibraphone; Slobodan Kajkut - sampler, programming.

Ritsch, Winfried "Mono Metal Space" LP (God) Ritsch on the composition: "... a 2x1m metal plate hung on a stand or frame is stimulated by amplifier driven modified motors used as strong transducers, and sensored by pickups. The computer-controlled feedback uses digital filters and dynamics effects as signal processing to try to resonate the plates within their individual overtones."

Bernstein, Andrew "An Exploded View of Time" LP (Hausu Mountain) Baltimore-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound artist, and a member of ecstatic rock quartet Horse Lords. Bernstein's protracted circular breathing techniques and superhuman finger work stun at every turn, as he flits between passages of glistening major key bliss and tumultuous expanses of overblown skronk.

Coil + Zos Kia + Marc Almond "How to Destroy Angels" LP (Cold Spring) The complete recording of A Slow Fade To Total Transparency. Recorded on August 24th, 1983 at the Air Gallery in London, UK. Personnel for the performance: John Balance (Coil), John Gosling (Zos Kia), Marc Almond (Soft Cell), and live mix by Peter Christopherson (Coil, Throbbing Gristle). All audio, previously unreleased, has been remastered from the original tapes and is exclusive to this release. LP version includes download card.

Reed, Rick "Ecstasy Of Barely Heard Sounds" CS (Idiopathic) New album from electronic musician Rick Reed.

Wada, Tashi with Yoshi Wada and Friends 'FRKWYS Vol. 14 - Nue' CD (RVNG Intl) Composer Tashi Wada has performed for years with his father Yoshi Wada-artist, composer, and early member of the Fluxus movement. However, they have rarely appeared together in studio settings. Nue, the fourteenth entry in RVNG Intl.'s intergenerational FRKWYS series, finally brings Tashi and Yoshi, along with an eclectic group of close friends and extended family, together on tape.

"Bad Reputation (Music from the Original Motion Picture)" by Joan Jett CD (SMG) Original soundtrack to the 2018 documentary Bad Reputation. The album features the classic songs from the movie performed by Joan Jett and her bands The Blackhearts and The Runaways, as well as Bikini Kill's 'Rebel Girl' (produced by Jett), Fea's song 'Feminazi' and Jett's, Miley Cyrus' & Laura Jane Grace's cover of The Replacement's 'Androgynous'.

"Wolf Children" by Takagi Masakatsu LP (Milan) Soundtrack to the Japanese animated feature directed by Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars). The beautiful soundtrack by Takagi Masakatsu creates a poetic and unique atmosphere.

Mulaney, John "Kid Gorgeous At Radio City" CD/LP (Drag City) "This is the album of the Netflix concert film I did which was the culmination of a 150 date stand-up comedy tour called 'John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous. It's a bunch of stories about how I remember life being, or at least feeling, towards the end of the 20th Century and the beginning of the 21st. Then there are a few loud complaints about petty things. Then other jokes and stuff. I wrote and performed all of them. I like doing stand-up comedy very much." - John Mulaney