A little late getting it out, but once again starting another year of Recommended Albums, where I pick around 10 records from each month and write a little memorable description about them. I’ve been doing this since 2016 – I ain’t stopping now!
We’ve got everything from booming doom, to moving groove, to snazzy jazz. It’s the hits! Check it out below along with a few song favorites as well.
Anna Von Hausswolff – Live at Montreaux Jazz Festival [Southern Lord]
An ancient witch preserved by the ashes of time unseals a door that held back lovecraftian horrors.
Black Flower – Magma [Sdban Ultra]
A monolithic puzzle juts out of the forest floor in a dense jungle, its runes pulsating with unknown power.
Burial – Antidawn EP [Hyperdub]
Recalled memories of a foggy city corridor, beyond its glory days but before its faded demise.
Claire Dickson – Starland [Self-Released]
The sunrise reflecting off snow, glazed with pre-dawn ice.
Combo Chimbita – IRÉ [Anti-]
Staring at a massive bonfire surrounded by dancers swinging torches yields sweaty hallucinations.
Immanuel Wilkins – The 7th Hand [Blue Note]
Holding hands with a sunbeam.
Krallice – Crystalline Exhaustion [Self-Released]
An icy hand creeps over the entire planet, freezing everyone in its shadow in permanent anguish.
Martha Skye Murphy & Maxwell Sterling – Distance On Ground [American Dreams]
Finding a phone booth at the bottom of a hidden waterfall with ghostly voices echoing from the receiver.
Molly Nilsson – Extreme [Night School]
A dated corporate infomercial on VHS tells you how to succeed in the workplace.
GR8 SONGS OF JANUARY 2022::
- Allegra Krieger – “Taking It In”
- Anna Von Hausswolff – “Pomperipossa”
- Anna Von Hausswolff – “Ugly & Vengeful”
- Aoife O’Donovan – “Lucky Star”
- Black Flower – “Magma”
- Black Flower – “Morning In The Jungle (feat. Meskerem Mees)”
- Bonobo – “Age of Phase”
- Boy Harsher – “Give Me A Reason”
- Burial – “Shadow Paradise”
- Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul – “Ceci n’est pas un cliche”
- Claire Dickson – “Sea Change”
- Combo Chimbita – “Yo Me Lo Merezco”
- Destroyer – “Tintoretto, It’s For You”
- Earl Sweatshirt – “2010”
- Fontaines D.C. – “Jackie Down The Line”
- Krallice – “Telos”
- LEYA – “Glass Jaw (feat. Julie Byrne)”
- Martha Skye Murphy & Maxwell Sterling – “86km”
- Modern Nature – “Brigade”
- Molly Nilsson – “Obnoxiously Talented”
- The Weeknd – “Take My Breath”
- Widowspeak – “Everything Is Simple”