Tag Archives: 2020

Listen: Shoeg – “ES II: Needs Assessment” [2020]

Was recently sent this cool album by Spanish musician Shoeg, 外皮 External Skin, an OST to a fictional RPG. This one’s for all you VGM freaks out there. There’s the regular album version of 外皮 External Skin, but Shoeg has … Continue reading

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Listen: Karima Walker – “Reconstellated” [2020]

Shout out to my friend for putting me onto this upcoming Karima Walker record, Waking The Dreaming Body, out 2/26 via Orindal. The first single, “Reconstellated”, is a gentle, firefly-lit night meditation, gently pulsating with tape-loop synth, reversed guitar lines … Continue reading

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Listen: Faten Kanaan – “The North Wind” [2020]

Got a late night tale for ya. Been really enjoying the new Faten Kanaan album, out now via Fire Records. Expect glacial, cinematic soundscapes that both tap the past for dirge-like melodies, but also peer into the future with technology … Continue reading

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Listen: Katy Kirby – “Traffic!” [2020]

Saw this getting shared around with high velocity on my timeline yesterday and after one listen, I realize why. Katy Kirby is a musician based in Nashville with a debut album on the way, Cool Dry Place via blog-fav label … Continue reading

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Listen: Surprise Chef – “The Limp” [2020]

I feel like we’ve been blessed with a lot of great jazz/funk this year. Seems like it’s become a VERY cool thing to post about on blogs + listen to in playlists. Not gonna lie, I’m in that group! I’ve … Continue reading

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Listen: Badge Époque Ensemble – “Unity (It’s Up To You) (feat. James Baley)” [2020]

A little late on sharing this one, but my favs Badge Époque Ensemble are back with a new single from their upcoming album Self Help, alongside a beautiful claymation video. The song, “Unity (It’s Up To You)” features a returning … Continue reading

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Listen: Better Person – “Hearts On Fire” [2020]

SO much great new music came out today, October 23rd, but I gotta point you to something you might miss: Something To Lose, the fantastic debut album from L.A.-via-Berlin-via Poland musician Better Person (aka Adam Byczkowski), out now via Arbutus. … Continue reading

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Listen: Aluna – “Envious (Kiddy Smile Remix)” [2020]

I’ve been a fan of Aluna (of AlunaGeorge) since the duo dropped their first few singles back in what, 2011? 2012? It’s been a while since I’ve kept tabs on them, but Aluna released her solo debut this year, Renaissance, … Continue reading

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Listen: Gunn-Truscinski Duo – “Valley Spiral” [2020]

One of the best contemporary instrumental pairings over the last decade, Gunn-Truscinski Duo, are releasing their newest album Soundkeeper via Three Lobed Recordings on October 9. If you haven’t heard their 2017 record Bay Head I cannot recommend it enough. Loping guitar lines … Continue reading

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Listen: Sam Amidon – “Maggie” [2020]

One of my favorite musicians of the last two decades, Sam Amidon is releasing his new self-titled album on October 23rd via Nonesuch. If you’re unfamiliar, Amidon spent most of his album output reworking traditional folk songs, kind of giving … Continue reading

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