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

Carla Bozulich & Freddy Ruppert – Glass House (2018)


“Carla Bozulich is diversely experimental, uncompromising and continues to be ceaselessly devoted to mixing art-punk ethics and creativity. Here, with Quieter, is an intensely emotive, intuitive, enchantingly cohesive collection of previously orphaned and one-off tracks where, uncharacteristically, nothing ever quite screams. Carla’s way with a fleshy edge remains sharp as ever. A couple of these are left over from the bountifully productive sessions from her brilliant and widely-acclaimed 2014 album Boy; others featuring collaborations with the likes of Marc Ribot, Sarah Lipstate (Noveller), Freddy Ruppert, Shahzad Ismaily and more.” Bandcamp

Kemialliset Ystävät – Hengitä Sisään Ulos (2018)

“Kemialliset Ystävät is a long running musical collective headed by Finnish multimedia artist Jan Anderzén. The group’s rotating contributors include virtuosic musicians, sound artists, mad electronic music professors, field recorders, singers, amateurs and professionals. Leaving Records presents the project’s latest LP, entitled Siipi Empii (loosely translated from Finnish to A Wing Hesitates.) Anderzén explains, “The English translation unfortunately loses all the music and rhyme of the Finnish title but the meaning’s still there, kind of. The title is aiming to describe the movements of a butterfly and the weight/heat of the idea that every single flap of the wing can cause a storm/revolution.”

Alva Noto – Uni Blue (2018)

“Expansive and incredibly tense, our premiere ‘Uni Blue‘ plunges its listener in a smouldering magnetic field where static-filled riffs and thunderous echoes abruptly collide. As the spectrum covered seems to stretch beyond all graspable measure, Nicolai steadily builds up a dramatic narrative by way of what one could call a sonic chiaroscuro – merging roaring sub-octave chords with beaming modular patterns as playful chimes and bleeps grant you a one-way ticket to Utopia. A deep inward trip expressed across a sharp-crested sound design of which Nicolai holds the secret, ‘Uni Blue‘ shines high up in the sky and way above the competition. That’s genius right there.” Source