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Raoul Vignal ‘The Silver Veil’

One of the most promising folk guitarists and songwriters to emerge in recent times, 26-year-old Raoul Vignal's mesmerising finger picking and use of alternate tugonings can recall Nick Drake or Jose Gonzalez and he is certainly worthy of being placed in that bracket. The Silver Veil, released on Talitres, is only his debut album and yet on songs like the single 'Under The Same Sky' he has the calm assurance of a master craftsman. Vignal will be ...

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10/04/2017
10/04/2017

-M- , Toumani Diabaté ‘Lamomali’

Lamomali, the new album by iconic French rocker M was recorded in collaboration with Toumani Diabaté, the Grammy-winning kora virtuoso from Mali, and features a who’s who of singers and musicians drawn from the global music scene.Opening track ‘Manitoumani’ alone features punchy beatboxing by French rapper Sly Johnson, and M’s sister Anna and brother Joseph lending backing vocals to lyrics sung and spoken by a trio made up of ...

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07/04/2017
07/04/2017

Oiseaux-Tempête – ‘AL-‘AN!’

Oiseaux-Tempête, multi-faceted creators of epic instrumental soundscapes and focused sonic explorations, have released a third album AL-'AN ! on Sub Rosa Records  (the album's full name is the snappy 'And Your Night Is Your Shadow; A Fairy Tale Piece Of Land To Make Our Dreams') With this ambitious project, partly recorded in Beirut with local musicians, and featuring techno producer Mondkopf , Charbel Haber, Sharif Sehnaoui, G.W. Sok from cu...

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Wayne Snow ‘Freedom TV’

After two EPs, Nigerian-born, Berlin-based vocalist and songwriter Wayne Snow presents his debut album Freedom TV released on French label Tartelet Records. This project is the natural sequel to the Max Graef-produced EPs Red Runner (2014) and Rosie (2015) ; a project marinated in Afro-Caribbean soulful grooves. Also on production duties are Nu Guinea and one of the Parisian House DJs of the moment, Neue Grafik. MOJO recently praised his "a skew...

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27/03/2017
27/03/2017

Juveniles ‘Without Warning’

After a Yuksek-produced debut album in 2013, Juveniles have come back with a second album Without Warning. With this new LP, we witness the evolution of an artist who’s more and more open to collaboration (Yuksek, Helen Feng, Joakim, Clarens, Le Comte, Lenparrot…) but also an evolution of his compositional process. Rennes native Jean Sylvain has created a label (Paradis Records) with its own studio to which he invites people to work with h...

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24/03/2017
24/03/2017

Yasmine Hamdan ‘Al Jamilat’

With her debut solo album Ya Nass (2013), Lebanese singer-songwriter Yasmine Hamdan -  previously a member of cult duo Soap Kills - introduced her personal, modern take on Arabic pop. With her new album Al Jamilat (‘The Beautiful Ones’), released on Crammed Discs, she pursues her musical exploration, while taking a look at the mutations at work within the Arab world. Her unique vision is fully realised in this new album, which she jointly...

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21/03/2017
21/03/2017

Joakim ‘Samurai’

Joakim unveils his 6th album Samurai on the Tigersushi and Because labels. Inspired by a range of influences from the literary (Mishima's Hagakure's Samurai Ethics & Modern Japan) to the sonic (home-made electronics and new age music) and the circumstantial (Japan and New York), Samurai is a mixture of pop songs ('Samurai', 'Numb', 'Exile') and instrumental set pieces ('In the Beginning', Hope/Patience) that describe a sonic neo-noir landscape....

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20/03/2017
20/03/2017

Jacques ‘A Lot of Jacques’

A week ago, electronic maverick Jacques was broadcasting on Facebook Live from The Lot Radio in New York, producing music in a non-stop ten-hour session. From these recordings, after a week of editing, mixing and mastering, he has created an album 'A Lot Of Jacques' composed of nine tracks and released today on his label Pain Surprises. For the cover of the album, Jacques asked his fans to send their work in a comment on the Facebook Live st...

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16/03/2017
16/03/2017

Inna De Yard ‘The Soul of Jamaica’

The Inna de Yard project, released by French label Chapter Two, invites legends of the Jamaican reggae scene, including Cedric Myton and Ken Boothe, to rework classic reggae songs. It's in Kingston, Jamaica that some of the country's legends recorded 13 classics with fresh, acoustic arrangements. The renowned likes of The Viceroys, Ken Boothe and Cedric Myton, were joined by Var and Derajah, representing the new reggae generation's vision. Dire...

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10/03/2017
10/03/2017

Deena Abdelwahed ‘Klabb’ EP

Tunisian experimentalist Deena Abdelwahed, tipped by the likes of Acid Arab and Débruit, delivers her first EP of mutated dance transmissions on French label InFiné today. The four tracks on the Klabb EP fuse local rhythms and new technology in the same fresh way as Omar Souleyman's collaborations with Four Tet or the Shangaan electro moves of Nozinja. However, do not make the mistake of classifying this as 'world music' - this is a vital sound...

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08/03/2017
08/03/2017