Zola Jesus — Okovi

This is dense and atmospheric and immersive. There are many many (more or less) solo women artists making music in this genre — female vocals with intense electronic backing. Mostly they all just remind me of Lorde. But Okovi is a cut above. When I listen to a bunch of albums on random play, the… Read more »

2814 — 新しい日の誕生

It’s quite pleasant, in a glossy New Age sort of way, but I do tend to put it on and then forget that I’m listening to it. It’s ambient music (Brian Eno) or maybe furniture music (Erik Satie). “Vaporwave” seems like a slightly tryhard name for a genre anyway. 新しい日の誕生 by 2814

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GEMS — Medusa

Initially I thought, ah yes, the school of Lorde. But actually this really sounds like Broods rather than Lorde. Very catchy it is too. Medusa – EP by GEMS

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Buttress O’Kneel — The Four Four Seasons

This is completely bonkers. And yet it works really well. It’s simply four different recordings of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons played simultaneously. Listening to them as they all drift in and out of synchronisation with each other is positively hypnotic. The Four Seasons is probably one of the most well-known pieces of music around. But… Read more »

Isla Norman — Too Many Love Songs!

Too Many Love Songs! by Isla Norman “An upbeat and positive ukulele driven album about falling in love and being in love. Life is beautiful.” Florence Nightingale is the song I heard on theaudience — I enjoyed the nice lyrics and performance (voice and piano). The rest of the album is good too, though more… Read more »

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