Best New Releases: 11/12-11/17

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Charlotte Day Wilson – Doubt

While listening to this track, we can hear that Day Wilson obviously values the importance of creating a whole, cohesive sound with the vocals and the band. The funky feeling is created by the slow, pulling bass line and the 90’s inspired beats, reminiscent particularly of TLC’s opus, Waterfalls. Day powerfully finishes with strong drums and gospel-esque vocal harmonies. Her silky smooth voice is mesmerizing, definitely worth a listen!

Tame Impala – Currents B-sides

To be honest this EP has been over-hyped.  The whole idea of releasing tracks produced during an album that are released afterwards has worked in the past, but it doesn’t here. Although there are good aspects to the songs, they lack the credibility to stand as an individual EP due to the simple fact that they’re not all that great. The tracks seem like they were cast aside for a very good reason. Unfortunately, it seems that the $100 upcoming collector’s edition was produced to be one thing: a cash grab.

6lack – Free 6lack (additions to album)

These additions to 6lacks 2016 LP free6lack are in my late night playlist and they should be in yours too.  The three tunes are smooth, solid examples of R&B’s current direction of throwback jams with modern sensibilities.

Hiroshi Yoshimura –  Music for Nine Postcards  (1982 Reissue)

A beautiful, meditative album from ambient Japanese pioneer Hiroshi Yoshimura was reissued today, and it is worth the listen.  The minimal instrumentation is made extremely moving by his genius, subtle manipulations of sounds.  It’s a good time to get into Yoshimura because this is not going to be the last reissue.  Yoshimura has a goldmine of stuff waiting to be released in western markets.  If you aren’t interested in ambient music, this will still serve as excellent case study.

http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/music-for-nine-post-cards/1298272642

Others:

Talib Kweli – Radio Silence

https://open.spotify.com/album/2mtHpwbSKAULRNlICcLJ7s

 

OCS – Memory of a Cut off Head

https://open.spotify.com/album/0kxeP3unSnuW8GTRzL4MsS

 

Low Island – I Know You (Single)

https://open.spotify.com/album/3xBjKr7xo8bXrbT0t7FD8s

 

Björk – Blissing Me

https://open.spotify.com/track/18pZmxEPXqJgEa67WQpGRz

 

Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest (LP)

https://open.spotify.com/album/4IonzjbKKCiU8ZvilbkdtS

 

Emancipator – Baralku

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6HCnsY0Rxi3cg53xreoAIm

 

Jaden Smith – SYRE

https://open.spotify.com/album/41nu8hxyt0Rx9Yj9LHFfd1

 

Tove Lo – BLUE LIPS (lady wood phase II)

https://open.spotify.com/album/3nB6kz45Z9N6MU8uYghdev

 

T-Pain – Oblivion

https://open.spotify.com/album/1ErPGR4jHXUzmeNFcEtsVz

 

Noel Gallagher – It’s A Beautiful World

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jB06MISHazaWi8DTQOvm0

 

Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter

https://open.spotify.com/album/3oFAX7PeOFbZnKiPmpUPv4

 

Baths – Romaplasm (connected to Björk)

https://open.spotify.com/album/6gCpOKN7YjQWfZdXf3DKYu

 

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