The KVB – On My Skin (2018)

“‘On My Skin’ is the most openly romantic track on our new album. It’s a song that deals with the glowing anticipation of new relationships and the uncertainty and optimism whilst falling in love.

It’s also one of the most melodic songs we’ve ever recorded and is both melancholic and euphoric. We consciously allowed the vocals to sit higher in the mix, and be less obscured with reverb than in the past and think this song perfectly captures the bittersweet nature of our album.” Source

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TVAM – Narcissus (2018)

“TVAM, aka Joe Oxley, is one of those post-Internet ‘bedroom producers’ that we’ve heard all about for the last five year. He may be mysterious. He may only exist through blurry photos attached to press packs. But ‘Psychic Data’, his debut record, is a proper, rabid statement. The anonymity that proliferates so-called ‘bedroom projects’ – particularly the post-Ariel Pink dream-pop that flooded the Internet in the early 2010s – is wholly absent from ‘Psychic Data’. It’s a cold-blooded flank of digital brutalism, an industrialised pop record that throbs and pulses with an infectious, entrancing haze that’s instantly addictive. Not just a fantastic record, but a cutting, self-aware exploration into guitar music’s toxic obsession with the past.” Source

Node – Shinkansen North (2018)


“Synth supergroup Node doesn’t do things by halves. So when they decided to perform a rare concert in London in 2015 they chose, none other, than the auspicious Royal College of Music. It’s almost certain that these hallowed halls have never seen such an assemblage of vintage and modular synthesizer gear before. Although this could be said, most likely, about anywhere else one could imagin…Why bother in this world of computers and plugins? Well simply because they can…” Bandcamp

Marie Davidson – Work It (2018)

“Marie Davidson’s new album turns the mirror on herself. “Working Class Woman” is the Montreal-based producer’s fourth and most self-reflective record: it’s a document of her state of mind, a reflection of the past year she’s spent living in Berlin, and a comment on the stresses and strains of operating within the spheres of dance music and club culture. Drawing on those experiences, as well as an array of writers, thinkers and filmmakers who’ve influenced her, Davidson’s response to such difficult moments is to explore her own reaction to them and poke fun. “It comes from my brain, through my own experiences: the suffering and the humour, the fun and the darkness to be Marie Davidson.” It’s an honest document of where she currently stands. As she puts it, “It’s an egotistical album – and I’m okay with that.” Buy Here

Sandro Perri – In Another Life (2018)


“Across this expansive and cosmic piece, arguably his finest work to date, Perri muses on the possibilities of what can and cannot be: the complete divesting of one’s own ego (“Any answer, a question remains / To flourish and without expansion or gain?) and the bittersweet melancholy of romanticized nostalgia (Black, brown, red, blue, yellow, green, and white / Seen and understood in each its own right / And how freely goes a child at night / In another life?”) These existential meditations are fulfilling in their poetic ambiguity, the inherit sadness of the unknown, and the beauty that is also inherent in that unknowing. Indeed, this is how Perri walks on the moon, each step moving him up to a spiritual lightness that feels like floating. No matter the wait, how generous of him to invite us along. words / c depasquale” Source

Szun Waves – Constellation (2018)

“Szun Waves’ jazz is as grounded by the earth’s elements as it is afloat in space. The experimental trio, comprised of Luke Abbott, Portico Quartet’s Jack Wyllie, and Laurence Pike of PVT, released their debut album At Sacred Walls in 2016, which recalled the celestial jazz of Alice Coltrane and Sun Ra mixed in with a grimier rock crunch. “Constellation,” the lead single from Szun Waves’ forthcoming record New Hymn to Freedom, draws from the same astral inspiration, expanding galaxies of sound while evoking earthy imagery.” Source

Herbert Bodzin – Against The Wall (1979-82)

Label: The Artless Cuckoo
Cat-Nr: TAC-004
Artist: Herbert Bodzin
Title: Revival II – The Electronic Tapes 1979-1982
Format: LP Recorded: 1979-1982, previously unreleased
Release Date: 2018

“The recordings – originally entitled “Multi Art – Electronic Sounds” – luckily survived on a cassette tape after an arsonist set fire to Bodzin’s house and burned it to the ground in September of 1986.” Bandcamp