Here is another playlist to end the week. New music at the front, old in the back half. Not quite managing a list every week, so this has saved up a bumper list from over the last few weeks. Also featuring a number of tracks from the vinyl I picked up from Record Store Day last weekend – including Loop, Nick Mason, Pale Fountains, The High and Pale Saints.
New album from Michael Rother ( from the legendary NEU!) this week. ‘Fierce wind blowing’ sounds contemporary, echoes of Bjork and Tricky, with hints of that gliding guitar trademark still there. His gig last year at Gorilla in Manchester was glorious.
This week sees the release of the new Tricky album – deep, dark and intense but with some grooves and melody in places. Return to Maxinquaye form.
One of my favourite 4AD bands The Throwing Muses return with a new album, with Kristen Hersh still on great songwriting form and an deeper, wiser voice. I’ve added ‘Bywater’ to the playlist.
Loved finding more about the music of Marsha Hunt following the epic Shindug! Magazine cover story. ‘(Oh!No! Not) the Beast day’ just has a big fuck off groove behind Marsha’s effortless vocals. Can’t believe I’ve never heard this before.
Never been a massive fan of Travis but this new ballad with Susannah Hoffs just has a certain magic to it.
A wry new tune from the Hightown Pirates – ‘Girl from the library’ and Colourmusic’s ‘Pink moon’ – slow moody psych with a feel of the Bunnymen and TalkTalk.
The Rolling Stones’ Goats Head Soup has been reissued as a box set with new mixes and bonus tracks – best of all is the funky as shit track with Jimmy Page – ‘Scarlet’ (unreleased until now). Also included a great unreleased live track ‘Never again’ from the forthcoming Richard & Linda Thompson boxset.
Some old classic psych from Mighty Baby. And Spaceman3’s back catalogue has arrived on Spotify. The Pixies are there following the ace Doolittle listening party that Tim Burgess hosted.
And thanks to Pete Paphides for his always great Soho Radio show – loved to hear this DJ Shadow tune played on Tuesday.
Lastly, a great new discovery- the Brian Eno produced album by Edikanfo – an early 80’s gem from Ghana, the funky hi-life sound that clearly played an influence on his collaboration with David Byrne, My life in the bush of ghosts.