New This Week
15th March 2019
Trust In The Life Force Of The Deep Mystery, the Mercury Music Prize-shortlisted futurist jazz voyagers The Comet Is Coming are making music for these crisis times of mass meltdown. Psychedelic space jazz that would make Sun Ra boogie in his grave. Gravitating between thought provoking melodic pieces and full on space-rave grooves. Weighty, brooding synths allow the jazz elements to run free, exploring inner and outer chaos. If this is what Armageddon sounds like, bring it on.
More Australian magic. Downer Edn is a complex proposition and remains a dark blast of an album. Expansive and cohesive, yet shimmering and rough; something they can be proud to call a definitive statement.
Limited red vinyl.
Icons Karen O and Danger Mouse release their debut album as a duo, Lux Prima. It's ambitious album from deluxe disco melancholy (Turn the Light) to bare bones Motown stomps (Woman), while the title track's symphonic sprawl revisits the widescreen heartbreak of Danger Mouse's work on Michael Kiwanuka's Love and Hate, evoking the string laden visions of Come to my Garden-era Minnie Ripperton. The album is cinematic, luscious and expansive.
Careful, engaging, and theatrical vocals over hyper bass-and-drums while other bouncing instruments bleed all over it. Gentle lectures, dangerous storytime, eerie fast-and-slow nightmare riffs, and a taut, bound-and-gagged rhythm section. Scuzzy punk fun but you might want to take a shower after you hear it.
This Week's Top 20
1. The Comet is Coming - Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
2. Low Life - Downer Edn
3. Karen O and Danger Mouse - Lux Prima
4. Uranium Club - The Cosmo Cleaners
5. Stephen Malkmus - Groove Denied
6. The Cinematic Orchestra - To Believe
7. Dwight Trible - Mothership
8. Brian Jonestown Massacre - The Brian Jonestown Massacre
9. Prefab Sprout - I Trawl the Megahertz
10. Helen McCookerybook - Saturday Night with the London Set
11. The Fall - Bend Sinister / The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus!
12. Lavinia Blackwall - Waiting For Tomorrow
13. David Byrne - Grown Backwards
14. Dave Mathmos - Too Slow to Disco Edits 03
15. Benjamin Francis Leftwich - Gratitude
16. CHAI - Punk
17. Yung Lean - Warlord
18. Tom Russell - October In The Railroad Earth
19. Giuda - Overdrive
20. Mau Maus - Society's Rejects: The Singles