HHY & The Macumbas preview upcoming album with second single ‘Topo Do Crânio’

Photo: Rui Pina

With the impending release of Bom Sangue Mau, and following the transcendent first single ‘Lago de Puro Êxtase’, Porto based ensemble HHY & The Macumbas have shared a second preview of the album with a new pounding and ritualistic single titled ‘Topo Do Crânio’. Listen to it below and watch out for the album release on May 31st through Horror Vector.

Oberland, Dargent, Elieh, Halal unveil video for new single ‘OhmShlag (Quake Tango)’

Photo: Gregory Dargent

Back in March, wonderful news emerged of a new album from Oberland, Dargent, Elieh, Halal, the new quartet of Frédéric D. Oberland (Oiseaux-Tempête), Grégory Dargent (H), Tony Elieh (Karkhana) and Wassim Halal (Polyphème). Sihr is their debut album as a quartet and is set for release on May 24th through Sub Rosa. Following their inaugural and tantalizing first single, ‘Oui​-​Ja’aa‘, they have shared another track from the album called ‘OhmShlag (Quake Tango)’. The single is offered with a Super8 film directed by Oberland & Dargent and you can watch it below.

Kamasi Washington’s new album, Fearless Movement, out today; listen to ‘Get Lit’ ft George Clinton and D Smoke

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Fearless Movement, the eagerly awaited new album from virtuoso saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Kamasi Washington, is out today through Young. Washington had previously shared the exhilarating and electrifying lead single ‘Prologue’ and this week he raised the bar of excitement with new single ‘Get Lit’ featuring funk legend George Clinton and American rapper D Smoke. Give it a listen below and go grab the album.

Nightports announce new collaborative album with Matthew Bourne, Dulcitone 1804

We love Nightports, the inventive duo of British musicians and producers Adam Martin and Mark Slater, who have been dazzling us over the years with collaborative projects with other musicians exploring and reworking their music with the single remit of only using sounds produced by the featured musician. Starting in 2018 with Nightports w/ Matthew Bourne, they have also released albums with drummer and percussionist Betamax in 2020 and with double bassist Tom Herbert in 2022.

Dulcitone 1804 is their  latest sonic adventure, which saw them team up again with pianist and composer Matthew Bourne, and it will see the light of day on May 24th through The Leaf Label. As the name suggests, the upcoming album is centred around recordings of Bourne playing a Dulcitone, a 19th century rare keyboard instrument, and in this specific case the instrument is number 1804. The idea arose after Martin and Slater saw the small instrument at Bourne’s studio while working on another project. “As Matthew does with all instruments he plays, the first sounds he made with the Dulcitone were immediately beautiful,” Martin explained. “Somewhere between a celeste and a piano, it has a clear, bell-like quality that’s evocative of a strange other world. Something old and distant.”

 ‘Machell’ is the first heavenly gorgeous single to be let loose and you can listen to it below.

Listen to Holland Andrews’ new single ‘Aura’

Photo: Mengwen Cao

Last month, vocalist, composer, producer, and performer Holland Andrews announced the release of their new EP, Answers. Along with the news, Andrews had shared the marvelous title track as the first single. With release date fast approaching this month, Andrews is enticing us again with a new celestial single called ‘Aura’. Of the track, they say:

“‘Aura’ is a highly visual song which generates the image of iridescent layers, textures, and colors of varying opacity dancing around each other seeking rest.”

‘Aura’ is offered with an accompanying video made by Andrews. Check it out below and grab the EP when it’s out on May 10th through LEITER.

Aquaserge unveil video for second single ‘Je suis Galaxie’

Aquaserge, who have been one of our favourite bands for a long time, announced last month the release of their new album La Fin de l’Économie. The thrilling news came paired with the first taste from the album, ‘Le saut du tigre’, an exhilarating and infectious guitar-driven track. Ahead of the album’s release on May 24th through Crammed Discs, Aquaserge are adding to the excitement with a second single called ‘Je suis Galaxie’. The track comes with an accompanying video directed by the band’s Audrey Ginestet and you can watch it below.