This month’s edition of Recommended Albums features darkwave synth, Japanese ambient, a dub ambient collab, an official DJ mix, and some of the best singer-songwriters on the planet.
Boy Harsher – Careful [Nude Club]
A dramatic, black-lit car chase sequence between a non-binary, goth dominatrix vampire and the gargoyle raver computer nerd tasked with killing them.
Jessica Pratt – Quiet Signs [Mexican Summer]
Sitting in a corner booth of a 24-hour diner watching waitresses and clientele mingle at 2am, steam rising out of the kitchen window, woman smoking on the curb outside.
Julia Jacklin – Crushing [Polyvinyl]
Walking past a display of flowers and immediately thinking of the people you’d give flowers to, if you had the chance.
log(m) & Laraaji – The Onrush of Eternity [Invisible, Inc.]
Doing a cannonball into a natural hot spring, feeling the bubbles trace your body and watching as they rush up to the surface.
Mikron – Severance [CPU Records]
A camera set up to monitor deep-sea creatures is absorbed by a current-riding, gelatinous being, showing the scientists unseen worlds, normally unreachable by humankind.
Nivhek – After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house [Self-Released]
A rogue, blinking stimulus tries to resuscitate you from a numb, comfortable stupor.
Powder – Powder In Space (Mix) [Beats In Space]
Getting every musical toy in a store to sync up perfectly, creating a small club in aisle 5.
SPELLLING – Mazy Fly [Sacred Bones]
A bubbling, smoking cauldron is host to a myriad of destructive, devious spells.
Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls [Ba Da Bing]
Finding a bottle with an ambiguous, inspiring and oddly specific message written inside makes you think it was made just for you, giving you a romantic hope for the future.
Various Artists – Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 [Light in the Attic]
Deriving all pleasure gained through life from watching nature interact and change around you.
GR8 SONGS OF FEBRUARY::
- Aldous Harding – “The Barrel”
- Body San – “Sundress Beverage”
- Boy Harsher – “Come Closer”
- Boy Harsher – “Fate”
- Boy Harsher – “LA”
- Cass McCombs – “Estrella”
- CHAI – “Fashionista”
- Hot Flash Heat Wave – “Sky So Blue”
- Jamila Woods – “ZORA”
- Jessica Pratt – “Crossing”
- Julia Jacklin – “Pressure To Party”
- Mikron – “Sunken Paths”
- Nivhek – “After its own death: Side B”
- ODESZA – “Just A Memory (Mild Minds Remix)”
- Pottery – “Lady Solinas”
- Powder – “Gift”
- Tiny Ruins – “How Much”
- Tiny Ruins – “One Million Flowers”
- TR/ST – “Unbleached”
- Unloved – “Heartbreak”