Oiseaux-Tempête unveil live video for ‘Tuesday And The Weather Is Clear’

French collective Oiseaux-Tempête have shared a live video for ‘Tuesday And The Weather Is Clear’, lifted from the recently released Tarab طَرَبٌ, an album recorded entirely live while the band toured their previous record AL-‘AN ! الآن in Europe and Canada. The video offers an astonishing glimpse into their poignant and intense live shows, and is directed by French duo As Human Pattern (aka Grégoire Orio & Grégoire Couvert). Watch it below.

Tarab طَرَبٌ is out now through Sub Rosa.

Listen to Sandro Perri’s ‘Everybody’s Paris Pt III’ off new album In Another Life

    Photo: Jen Parker

We’ve been eagerly waiting for a new album from the wonderfully inventive Sandro Perri for a while. His much anticipated new album In Another Life came out last Friday and Perri had already enticed us with an excerpt of the magical, gentle and magnificent 24-minute title-track. Coinciding with the album’s release, Perri shared a second single, ‘Everybody’s Parts pt III’ featuring Dan Bejar (Destroyer). Take a listen below. You’ll want In Another Life in your life.

In Another Life is out now through Constellation

Le Guess Who? announces final line-up; Lonnie Holley, black midi, Alabaster DePlume, Yonatan Gat, Yves Tumor & more added

Now in its 12th year, Le Guess Who? is a unique festival celebrating and exploring an immensity of musical territories and artistic expression. The Dutch festival returns to the historic and charming city of Utrecht this November 8th – 11th with over 150 musicians and artists from across the globe and spanning generations, performing in a multitude of idyllic venues from churches and theatres to clubs and warehouses. The organisers, who had already announced an extraordinarily ambitious and monumental program, announced today the final line-up for this year’s event, adding 47 new phenomenal performers, including Lonnie Holley, Tirzah, Alabaster DePlume, Yonatan Gat, Yves Tumor and many more.

We won’t lie, we have been clutching onto our chairs with bated breath for the final additions to Le Guess Who? following the previous announcements, including co-curators Shabaka Hutchings, Devendra Banhart, Moor Mother and Asia Argento, and acts like Colin Stetson, Orchestra Of Spheres, Circuit des Yeux, ONCEIM, The Scorpios and Oliver Coates amongst many more.

Amidst the new exhilarating additions to Le Guess Who?’s 2018 line-up are the restlessly creative, thought-provoking and unpredictable musician and poet Alabaster DePlume; celebrated improvisational artist Lonnie Holley, joined by experimental duo of trombone and drums Nelson Patton; the minimalist instrumental works of Japanese percussionist and composer Midori Takada who unveiled this summer her first new music in twenty years; the weirdly wonderful R&B and experimental pop of Tirzah; explosive and enigmatic South London 4-piece black midi; Brazilian singer and songwriter Negro Leo with his concoction of samba, tropicalia, rock’n’roll and free-jazz and  Finnish producer and composer ISLAJA aka Merja Kokkonen with her hypnotic and beautiful melodies.

Other thrilling big news include a special performance from inventive and prolific composer and guitar virtuoso Yonatan Gat of Monotonix fame, joining forces at Le Guess Who? with Native American powwow drum group The Eastern Medicine Singers to perform his recent record UniversalistsDeep Fried Grandeur is another special and exclusive collaborative performance freshly announced that will bring together Chicago’s cosmic troubadour Ryley Walker and Tokyo’s psychedelic explorers Kikagaku Moyo. Visionary British quartet Seefeel will bring their debut album Quique to life at the festival to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its release.

Take a look at the complete list of performers added to the general line-up:

Swamp Dogg, Neneh Cherry, Lonnie Holley feat. Nelson Patton, Yves Tumor, Tirzah, Cass McCombs, Deep Fried Grandeur with Ryley Walker & Kikagaku Moyo, Midori Takada, Kelsey Lu, Senyawa, Seefeel performing Quique, Yonatan Gat & The Eastern Medicine Singers, Hot Snakes, Alabaster DePlume, Soichi Terada, Vive la Void, Hilary Woods, Madeline Kenney, Boogarins, Linafornia, Negro Leo, Miho Hatori, Virginia Wing, Eli Keszler, King Champion Sounds, Michael Rault, Sourakata Koite, Cindy Lee, Art Feynman, Black Midi, Urochromes, Islaja, Mark Wynn, The Avonden, Howie Lee, Tim Koh, Kaja Draksler & Terrie Ex, Ora Cogan, Luke Cohlen , Dekmantel Soundsystem, Sarah Hennies & Jessica Sligter, Cinema Perdu, Philipp Bückle, DNMF, Valley Maker, Thet Liturgiske Owäsendet, Olan Mill

We cannot wait for November to come for the splendid music celebration that is Le Guess Who? and if you don’t have tickets yet, Daily tickets and 4-Day Festival Passes are now available on leguesswho.com, where you can also find the full line-up and more info.

Joseph Shabason announces new album Anne

A year on from the release of Aytche, Toronto based composer and multi-instrumentalist Joseph Shabason is back with a second album called Anne. Named after his mother, the album is a personal affair and reads like a musical essay on Parkinson’s Disease, which his mum suffered from. The album is is centred around interviews Shabason had done with her on how the disease affected her and how she viewed herself. Shabason, as the album’s blurb describes, “unwraps these difficult themes with great care and focus revealing the unseen aspects of degenerative diseases that force us to re-examine common notions of self, identity, and mortality.”

Anne will see the light of day on November 16th through Western Vinyl and we can already hear the poignantly beautiful first single ‘Forest Run’.

Lonnie Holley shares video for new single ‘Sometimes I Wanna Dance’

Celebrated improvisational artist Lonnie Holley is set to release MITH, his first album in five years, in less than two weeks. Ahead of it, Holley has shared a jubilant new single, ‘Sometimes I Wanna Dance’, featuring Laraaji on piano. It comes with a video, filmed in Tonky’s Rocket Ship, a juke joint that Holley and the film crew created in Atlanta. As the press release puts it, “the message is clear: Free your ass and the mind will follow.” Cyrus Moussavi directs the video. Watch it below.

In other related news, Lonnie Holley is embarking on a European tour in November. Take a look at all his live dates below:

Nov 1st – Oceanen, Goteborg (SWE)
Nov 3rd – Uberjazz Festival, Hamburg (GER)
Nov 4th – Quasimodo, Berlin (GER)
Nov 5th- Studio 672, Cologne (GER)
Nov 6th – Rote Sonne, Munich (GER)
Nov 10th – Kings Place, London (UK)
Nov 11th – Sonic City, Kortrijk (B)

MITH is out on September 21st through Jagjaguwar

Saloli signs to Kranky for debut album The Deep End and shares first single ‘Barcarolle’

Kranky‘s latest addition to their impressive roster is Portland, Oregon based pianist and composer Mary Sutton. Under the moniker Saloli, she is set to release her debut album The Deep End, an affair that came to life in an unusual setting, after composing and performing at a clothing-optional soaking-pool sauna. “I had never composed for synth before but wanted to make something people sitting motionless and naked in hot bubbly water would want to hear,” explained Saloli, also citing eccentric composer and pianist Erik Satie as an influence. “He subtly spins melodic fragments, and pivots harmonies and phrases so the repetitions feel new and surprising yet soothingly familiar, as if casting a spell.”
The gorgeous and spellbinding opener ‘Barcarolle’ serves as the album’s first taste ahead of its release on October 26th. Just take a moment and soak it in.