Ryuichi Sakamoto is ready to unveil a companion to last year’s async, his first solo album in eight years. Entitled Async Remodels, the upcoming record saw Sakamoto enlist the help of several stellar artists including Alva Noto, Oneohtrix Point Never, Fennesz and Jóhann Jóhannsson to rework and reinterpret his original compositions. Following Yves Tumor Obsession Edit of ‘ZURE’, a Cornelius remix of the same track, also featured on Async Remodels, is now streaming. Listen to both versions below.
LA based quintet Here Lies Man are crossing the pond this winter to warm us with their brilliant brew of West African rhythms and heavy rock. Kicking off in Amsterdam’s Paradiso on February 22nd, the tour includes a show in London on March 7th at Moth Club. On the back of their second self-titled album released last spring, Here Lies Man are “performing a psychedelic requiem for the living”, as they put it themselves. For a taste of what you’re in for, take a listen to the album’s phenomenal and fiery ‘So Far Away’.
We came across the tribal, propulsive and hypnotic sounds of Brussels’ Why The Eye? at the tail end of last year and we’re picking their eponymous album to start 2018 on a high. An unconventional and quirky band known for their musically and visually ecstatic live shows, Why The Eye?’s music brims with mystery and celebration, with its four masked members playing only home-made instruments, like the microdrukit, the lamellophone or the likembe. For a taste of their paleo-futuristic techno, take a listen to ‘Plastique’ and ‘Free Gluten’ now.
Why The Eye?’s self-titled debut album is out now through Angstrom and Plynt on all usual formats and also in the form of a specially brewed ale with a download code, available only at their shows. If you’re near Brussels, don’t miss them at Brass on February 16th.
2018 will see the release of a new album from Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, the renowned and bewitching Bulgarian female choir formed in 1952 as The Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir. Preceding the album, the ensemble released their first single ‘Pora Sotunda’ earlier this month as a limited edition 7″. ‘Pora Sotunda’ features Dead Can Dance’s Lisa Gerrard and it marks their first new material in over 20 years. The single has also been paired with a befittingly stunning video. Watch it below.
We’re dancing our way into the weekend with Tune-Yards‘ second single ‘ABC 123’, taken from their upcoming fourth album I can feel you creep into my private life. The track comes with a video directed by Dear Mr Quistgaard. Here it is.
I can feel you creep into my private life is out on January 19th though 4AD.