Getting this out in the world took me way too long. July was a weird month where some truly remarkable records like Purple Mountains’ and Lingua Ignota’s, but not tooooo many more. I found plenty of pleasure in other releases, but not enough to really lock me in for good. July always seems like a quiet month, looking back on how the past four years have gone. Either way, hope you enjoy my selections here.
Drab Majesty – Modern Mirror [Dais Records]
A computer programmer is being pursued by a virus that has infiltrated a human’s body and is planning on digitizing the Earth.
KOKOKO! – Fongola [Transgressive]
A beamed in message of jubilation and revolution from a turbulent future timeline.
Lingua Ignota – CALIGULA [Profound Lore]
The blood of a sacrifice coagulates into an amorphous creature possessed by revenge.
Oli XL – Rogue Intruder, Soul Enhancer [BLOOM]
A series of therapy sessions in which an experimental fluid solution is filtered in through your brain, literally washing away detritus collected on your cerebrum, however some abnormalities may occur.
Penelope Isles – Until The Tide Creeps In [Bella Union]
Finding an amoebic shoegaze and watching them flatten out under a microscope after putting a glass slide on top of them.
Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains [Drag City]
The solemn, self-indulgent, yet accommodating final transmission from an unparalleled lyrical mind.
GR8 SONGS OF JULY::
- Bodywash – “With Heat”
- Charli XCX – “Gone (feat. Christine & The Queens)”
- Drab Majesty – “Ellipsis”
- Goon – “Check Engine Light”
- Jenny Hval – “Ashes to Ashes”
- KOKOKO! – “Buka Dansa”
- Lingua Ignota – “DO YOU DOUBT ME TRAITOR”
- Nate Mercereau – “Joy Techniques (feat. Terrace Martin)”
- Purple Mountains – “All My Happiness Is Gone”
- Purple Mountains – “Margaritas At The Mall”
- (Sandy) Alex G – “Hope”