All Release

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

Koki Nakano with Vincent Ségal ‘Lift’

This is the first album from young Japanese pianist/composer Koki Nakano, a collaboration with French cellist Vincent Ségal for the Nø Førmat! label.Koki Nakano was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1988 and studied at the prestigious music school Toho Gakue and at Tokyo’s University of Arts where he formed electro-rock band Gas Law while also composing classical pieces for fashion shows and ad campaigns. He now lives in Paris and performs all ...

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06/03/2017
06/03/2017

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains ‘Solide Mirage’

Recorded in Brussels, produced by Ash Workman, who has also worked with Metronomy and Christine & The Queens, with string arrangements from Owen Pallett, and released on Domino Records, the band's fourth album Solide Mirage reveals new facets and territories on every listen. Sometimes gentle ('1982','Apocalypse à Ipsos'), sometimes more grungy ('Bête Morcelée', 'Grand Dérèglement', 'Jamais Deux Pareils') or even synthy and danceable ('Ten...

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Mondkopf ‘They Fall But You Don’t’

Since the last album under his own name, 2014's Hadès, Paul Régimbeau has divided his time between his In Paradisum label, his grindcore-influenced Extreme Precautions projects and other bands including Foudre! and the noise supergroup Violent Magic Orchestra and live work with performance artist Charlemagne Palestine, and bringing his industrial duo Autrenoir to London to support Nurse With Wound. So he hasn't exactly been resting on his laure...

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27/02/2017
27/02/2017

C.A.R. ‘Strange Ways’

London-based C.A.R (Chloe Raunet) returns with a new EP, co-produced by French DJ & producer Ivan Smagghe - a three-song selection of oddly catchy pop that hovers between a lo-fi indie electronic sensibility and dancefloor hedonism. It is accompanied by a woozy home-made video for the title track, and is also available on her Bandcamp page from today....

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14/02/2017
14/02/2017

Tinariwen ‘Elwan’

Released on French label Wedge and Recorded in France, Morocco and California, in no small part due to the turmoil engulfing their native Mali, Elwan is a deep, swirling meditation on problems back home and the means one can find to look to the light. Helping to augment Tinariwen's rolling grooves, as compelling on Elwan as they've ever been, are musicians including Kurt Vile - who toured with Imarhan last year - Mark Lanegan and guitarist Matt S...

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10/02/2017
10/02/2017

Aquaserge ‘Laisse ça être’

Aquaserge have been a subterranean driving force in the international music scene for years, inspiring and influencing countless musicians and fans. After operating like a kind of nebula, drawing over 60 musicians into their orbit while knitting an extended web of connections and collaborations with the likes of Tame Impala, Stereolab, Melody's Echo Chamber, Acid Mothers Temple and Aksak Maboul, the band have now distilled down to a strong five-p...

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07/02/2017
07/02/2017