Hi reader. Here’s another Spotifriday, your soundtrack for the weekend. A bit later than usual, we’re sorry.
Black Pyramid – II
Here’s an album that’s right up our alley. Somewhere on the filthy and rough line between stoner rock, metal and doom, resides Black Pyramid. And that’s pretty much all we have to say right? A quality band that makes stonerdoommetal. Can’t go wrong there. This is one motherfucker of an album.
For fans of: YOB, Sleep, Kyuss and the entire Roadburn line-up
RM Hubbert – Thirteen Lost & Found
RM Hubbert is a flamenco guitarist from Scotland. You may know him of projects such as El Hombre Trajeado. But for this record (and his last one, for that matter) he turned his back on flamenco and started making folk-based music instead. With banjos and all that. For this record he got help from the likes of Aidan Moffat, Alisdair Roberts (Incubate 2011) and lots more. And it works. This record doesn’t only include insane guitarpicking, but it brings some very strong songs along with it.
For fans of: Andy McKee, Norberto Lobo, Malcolm Middleton, José González
John Talabot – fIN
Wow, where did this come from? Out of nowhere, John Talabot drops this extremely cool CD called ‘fIN’. It’s one of the most complete house releases we heard in a long while. No build-ups to loud climaxes (like that neanderthalic kind of dubstep), this is music to dance to on the beaches of Barcelona in the sunset. From really mellow tracks like ‘Depak Ine’, to a more nightly ‘Oro Y Sangre’ to the bouncy bass of ‘Missing You’. This LP has everything you can ask for in a house record.
For fans of: Julio Bashmore, Todd Terje, Pional, Ghosts On Tape
Liberteer – Better To Die On Your Feet Than Live On Your Knees
With such an albumtitle, you know you’re in for something really loud. And you are. Liberteer is the project of Matt Widener. The grindcore fans may know him as the bassplayer in Cretin. In his spare time, he made this record and played all the instruments himself. Every sound you hear on this grindcore-crustpunk record is performed by Widener. Drums, guitars, bass, banjo, flute, horns… WAIT WHAT?? Indeed. Some will scream “Blasphemy!” others “Gimmick!”. And some will just call this LP what it is: “Awesome!”
Shigeto – Lineage
It’s snowing pretty heavy in The Netherlands right now. We can’t give you a better album for that kind of weather than this one by Shigeto. Crackling electronics, soft basslines, warm beats. This is music you want to immerse yourself into. Especially the title track is really soothing. Time to chill after that face-bashing with a banjo by the album above.
For fans of: Four Tet, The Field, Flying Lotus, Demdike Stare
Have a nice weekend everybody!