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Aug 21, 2020
Back in Stack №192
,we pointed to the grooving, ’80s-indebted synth-pop flair of New Orleans group Video Age, who have since joined the Winspear label, also home to Barrie (Stack №174
). Their latest LP counts Gorilla vs. Bear, Noisey, Abduction Radiation, and other sites in our index as fans.
Both with respective solo albums in the past year, underground MCs Pink Siifu (Stack №251
) and Fly Anakin (Stack №271
) team up on a track produced by Animoss. The rappers "take turns going in over a warm, tumbling boom-bap beat," says Stereogum
Out this week on Orange Milk Records, the new album from New Zealand's Luke Rowell, aka Eyeliner, "offers 13 songs wherein plinking synth leads tiptoe across soft pools of sound," says Bandcamp Daily
, "Every minute as calming as the sound of water trickling over rocks."
London's Gaika recorded his latest release with the NAAFI crew while he was on tour in Puerto Escondido. Per The Vinyl Factory
, "The album spans industrial noise, deconstructed electronics, and dancehall influences, alongside GAIKA's transformative vocals."
Today, composer and saxophonist Nubya Garcia shares her debut solo album via Concord Jazz. The epic 12-minute title track "weaves together dub, reggae, and Afro-diasporic musical influences into the tapestry of Garcia's jazz," says Mixmag
, the new album from Midwestern songwriter Pat Keen.
Dekmantel on GAIKA's mix: "One minute glossy R&B and purple funk fest you up, then gorgeous original instrumentals and somber strings bring you back down."
For Billboard, Melinda Newman on Dolly Parton’s growing empire:
"Her legendary body of music is just the start of what makes her Dolly—it’s the bedrock for the business that has made her [an] atypical icon."
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