One before the "Best of 2021"
Quickie cleaning out my 2021 share folder; Alex Bleeker, Natalie Jane Hill, Sourdure, Sarah Davachi, Acid Pauli, Haseeb Iqbal, Fuubutsushi..
This will be a quick one to clean out some links that have been stuck in my “to share” folder. Happy Holidays!
Alex Bleeker of Real Estate has a new solo album called Heaven on the Faultline and this is the most infectious riff I've heard this year, even surpassing former Real Estate riffs.
Ethereal 70's folk a la Linda Perhacs or Karen Dalton in a rural. TX setting, fingerpicked guitars are your thing. Natalie Jane Hill’s new album “Solely” has very strong songwriting.
A remix by good friend Mr. Acid Pauli has been made into a very weird almost Yorgos Lanthimos-y (is that even a word) short music video.
I’ve also done a twitter thread with some more stuff briefly shared from my notes, Sourdure, Sarah Davachi, Sunroof, Hedvig Mollestad and more ⬆️
Alvin Lucier, Probing Composer of Soundscapes, Is Dead at 90: I am sitting in a room..
Author and critic Greg Tate is dead
UNDOMONDO DISCOVER WEEKLY
In Japanese, Fuubutsushi (風物詩) translates as “**a poet’s reminder of a specific season**,” a beautiful concept that doesn’t translate well English. It means the things (feelings, scents or images) that evoke memories of the coming season.
New 90 min Discover Weekly:
The amazing ambient chamber jazz quartet Fuubutsushi who managed to have 3 releases this year. New Orleans funk legends The Meters’ Leo Nocentelli solo album - heartfelt R&B, new solo guitar album by Jeff Parker (Tortoise), single from Turkish new comer Berk Icli on Zel Zele records, electronic dub collabs by Nils Frahm & F.S. Blumm, some old school rocksteady / reggae from Athens of the North compilation and Nicky Thomas’ legendary 1970 Trojan Records album. New Hampshire & Foat collaboration (uk nu jazz), Tokyo’s Soil & Pimp Sessions covering Black Sabbath’s Planet Caravan, Animanz covering Gypsy Woman for Tru Thoughts, Joao Selva with an infectious hit, new collab by Bogota’s Meridian Brothers with Conjunto, new album by UK Jazz combo Ill Considered, Sagor & Swing reissue and more..
Nabihah’s brother poet Haseeb Iqbal playing an hour of rocksteady and reggae for My Analog Journal. I love this family!. More Nabihah Iqbal.
Another occasion where Brilliant Corners’ Donna Leake is DJing and Haseeb is reading poetry.
AROUND THE NET
Hope you find some stuff to read + check out, that you missed, had to clean out my notes! Started working on a Best of 2021. . Hopefully soon! :) Happy New Year!