If you told me a few weeks ago that we would be reviewing an album that “draws on a cultural heritage that took in My Bloody Valentine alongside hip hop and which is heavily influenced by various forms of electronic music, psychedelic soul and rock” I’d have said, I don’t think so; but Yppah’s second album is not one to dismiss so lightly.
Psychedelic indie rock from Nottingham? This is one of the surprises of the year so far!
No Hassle is the new album by Viennese soundscape masters Tosca and it’s the nu-balearic sound of the summer.
Yppah (pronounced “Yippah”) is a Mexican-American from Texas aka Joe Corrales, Jr. and he’s back on Ninja Tune with an brand new EP prior to the new album coming out and it’s stunning!
Multi-instrumentalist Tenor and his buddies from Finland join up with Afro-Berliners Kabu Kabu with obvious resuls, a magical world of Afro-Ra from the 4th Dimension that’s on a different level of “must have”.
“One of us could be somewhere. Some of us could be elsewhere. All of us could be everywhere. UBIQUITY is being somewhere, elsewhere and everywhere – always”, can you dig it?
The Drumattic Twins are clearly obsessed with the beat of the drum and just to prove it, here’s a 12 inch dedicated to it.
More extraordinary, and previously inexplicably unknown, vintage West African funk unearthed by the diligent Afo-enthusiasts at Analog Africa
Recorded at the height of hippiedom and produced by none other than (the still) living legend, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, this is the first time these tracks have been released!
Not to be confused with Klaus Wunderlich, whatever Das Wanderlust is/are, be prepared for a puzzle.
With a worldwide release coming out on Young Turks, the question is, is the world ready for El Guicho’s Alegranza?
Well I know some two faced so and sos but Lightning Head (aka Glyn “Bigga” Bush) takes the biscuit with 13 magnificent faces on the follow-up to the classic Studio Don.
If the name Koushik sounds familiar, it’s because he’s infrequently been turning up on compliations on Stones Throw for years but the long awaited for proper album is nearly over, Out My Window drops September 29th!
As you’d guess from the rather clever title, this is the remixed version of the massive hit album Attack Decay Sustain, but could it be better than the original?
Here’s a EP to chear anyone up on a ‘Monday’ as the latest 12″ coming out of Stil Vor Talent is a little bit different.