Bogota’s Meridian Brothers release their delightfully surreal and playful album ‘Deseperanza’ on 24th September on Soundway Records. Traditional instruments, electronics and distorted vocals are dragged through an array of influences to create a world that is as original as it is unclassifiable.
Straddling the line between new and old, Meridian Brothers’ mischievous blend of Latin rhythms and psychedelic grooves is the creation of Eblis Álvarez, one of the key figures of the experimental music scene in Bogota. As with all of the Meridian Brother’s releases, every instrument on ‘Deseperanza’ was played and recorded by Eblis himself.
Taken from the new album WONDER WHERE WE LAND.
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Jon Hassell is an American trumpet player and composer. Hassell coined the term “Fourth World” to describe his musical style, as expressed both in his trumpet playing and in his approach to composition. This musical conception combines the philosophy and techniques of minimalism with Asian and African styles, and relies heavily on the use of electronic instruments.
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The original version of ‘Heartbreaker is lifted from Alice Russell’s new album ‘To Dust’ out 30th April in the USA and out now in the rest of the world.
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‘To Dust’ is the first solo album from Alice Russell since 2008’s acclaimed ‘Pot Of Gold’, marking the next step forward in a remarkable career which has seen this down-to-earth, diminutive Brit universally acknowledged as one of the best soul voices of our time. Whether on a huge stage with a 16 piece band, charming a 4000 revellers into staying out dancing in the rain (as at Montreal Jazz Festival) or rocking an intimate club, Alice’s raw talent and charisma command attention and affection. Unfazed by taking the spotlight, singing with The Roots in Philly, or joining Roy Ayers for ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’, it is no wonder she has attracted worldwide media support, and fans as diverse as Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum, Dennis Coffey, Massive Attack’s Daddy G and Groove Armada.
Highly in demand as a vocalist, Alice has recently guested on Talking Heads leader David Byrne’s solo LP, to add to collaborations with Mr Scruff, Quantic, DJ Yoda and Nostalgia 77. But it’s her solo records with longtime musical partner TM Juke that she is best known for, and they have borne some of the most arresting blues soul since the glory days of Aretha. “We’ve both got a very open approach to writing songs,” Alice explains of the prolific relationship, “Our influences run from Sarah Vaughan to Bach, Kate Bush to Arvo Part, and J Dilla to Alice Coltrane. We love everything from dirty, squelchy dubstep to old school soul. We nudge each other in the right directions.”
‘To Dust’ sees Alice exploring every letter of the soul lexicon and beyond to create her own dynamic sound; from the punchy, Prince-esque strut of “Hard And Strong” to the epic intensity of the title track, which could easily be the next Bond theme. Through the heartstring tugging “I Loved You”; the sonically smooth yet emotionally raw “Twin Peaks”; to the pulse-quickening build of “Let Go (Breakdown)” and psychedelic social consciousness of “Citizens”, Alice Russell is never less than scintillating as she displays emotions so real you feel you could reach out and touch them, and a voice of unparalleled versatility. The idiosyncratic structure of the record, peppered with interludes and reprises, makes for a unique listen and a satisfyingly whole ‘album’ experience.
@Dauwd Heat Division Remixes out now on @PicturesMusic & @Ghostly.
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A white label release limited to 300 units worldwide, Pictures Music and Ghostly International present three remixes of Dauwd’s ‘Heat Division’. Featuring re-interpretations from DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy, Ostgut’s Nick Höppner and Dauwd himself, this release sheds new light on Dauwd’s sophomore EP. Goldsworthy’s experience producing the likes of Unkle and The Rapture is put to work on his remix of ‘Heat Divsion’ adding a mercurial vocal hook and a unique ending to the track, while Höppner’s work roots ‘And’ firmly in the ubiquitous sound of Berlin. Dauwd rounds off the line-up with a different take on ‘Silverse’ offering a version aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
Format: Digital and 12” vinyl
A Heat Division (Tim Goldsworthy Remix Instrumental)
B1 And (Nick Höppner Remix)
B2 Silverse (Dub Edit)
Digital Bonus Heat Division (Tim Goldsworthy Remix)
Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy Studios
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Why Won’t You Let Me Go by Rare Darling
From the Glass Animals GOOEY EP. Thanks to the magnificent James Ngoy for the intro. xx