A new collection of tracks from the previously mentioned Black Jungle Squad. Brainfeeder’s Jeremiah Jae, a.k.a. Black Daffi, still delivers the production and most of the rap verses that you’ll come across on this thing, Gesus sees the involvement on Tre on a great deal of these tracks, too.
Even though Gesus does come with a slight lineup change, the very understated, slow, and breezy vibe remains. It’s not a hip hop sound that always grips me, but when I’m in the mood for it, I see this project doing very nicely–especially since the production is so textured, sample-heavy, and soulful. Enjoy!
Dark ambient kingpin Lustmord will be dropping a new full-length LP this July. I highly doubt the album will be labeled as a “summer record,” though. Still, the excerpt this longtime producer has released is pretty chilling. Stream it via the widget above, and look for The World As Power next month on Blackest Ever Black.
After about eight years of silence, Boards of Canada return with Tomorrow’s Harvest, which might be their saddest and most desolate record to date; directly emulating much of the progressive synth and soundtrack music that has always informed the duo’s style.
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Experimental hip hop and electronic music producer CX KiDTRONiK’s KRACK ATTACK 2 will probably be one of the noisiest and most high-octane experiences you’ll have with music this year–even if it is a bit messy and inconsistent.
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Mariam The Believer is the musical pseudonym of singer-songwriter Mariam Wallentin. You might already know her for her vocal work in the incredibly percussive Wildbirds and Peacedrums. On a personal note, I’ve always enjoyed Mariam’s soulful and emotive voice, but felt the music Wildbirds and Peacedrums put out only went so far with its emphasis on bare essentials.
However, the music coming from this new solo project of her’s is surprisingly dark, atmospheric, and layered. I’m really enjoying what the track “Invisible Giving” delivers. It’s a 7-minute mini-epic that moves through multiple phases. Of course, Mariam’s voice is the star of this slightly lo-fi show, and it’s very worthy of the pedestal. The vocals and winding guitar chord progressions here make for an intense listen that are making me want to repeat this song again and again just to soak in anything I might have missed.
The track “Invisible Giving” will be one of many featured on Mariam The Believer’s debut solo LP, Blood Donation. The album is looking at an October 7th release on Moshi Moshi.