Kutcha Butcha is the solo project of (four times Mercury nominee, and Polar Bear collaborator) Sebastian Rochford, where Seb writes/performs/produces/mixes everything himself. From the album NDYA, the first of four limited edition releases that Seb has planned for 2019 (the first on CD, the second being a download, the third on cassette and the fourth on vinyl). Out on (Seb’s own?) aptly named Half Baked Bread Records (because “Kutcha Butcha” literally means Half Baked Bread), NDYA is available from Bandcamp.
Los Angeles producer Elusive returns to Dome of Doom with the new album Bonsai Tree. Recordings took place during November and December of last year at Elusive’s home studio in Venice, with features from LA-based musicians Ian Roller (saxophone) and Gabe Steiner (trumpet). The whole album is definitely worth a listen, available on Bandcamp.
Absolutely Free is a three piece Canadian psychedelic rock band from Toronto, Ontario. Comprised of Moshe Fisher-Rozenberg (drummer), Michael Claxton (bassist), and Matt King (singer), the band was formed following the breakup of the trio’s former band DD/MM/YYYY (sometimes pronounced Day, Month, Year). From the upcoming Geneva Freeport EP, this single features vocals from experimental pop project U.S. Girls (aka American-Canadian musician and record producer Meghan Remy). Available to pre-order as Digital Album or Record/Vinyl at Bandcamp. Out on Idée Fixe Records.
Cool new music from a friend (and ex-neighbour) of mine! Driven by a philosophy of spirit within music, Lo-Grade Lawrence explores experimental, unique and colourful blends of musical expressionism. The debut EP Purple Pyramid is out on Cambridge based Kuang Grade Recordings, and available now from Bandcamp.
He’s back! Jai Raj Paul is a British recording artist and record producer from Rayners Lane, London. It has been 7 years since his first two singles BTSTU (a previous #SOTD) and Jasmine, and Jai Paul has been on hiatus since a collection of his music was leaked in 2013. However, this week sees Jai Paul officially release his leaked album as Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones) (Spotify). And we have two new singles to enjoy, out on XL Recordings.
Producer and designer Seth Haley (aka Com Truise) hails from Oneida, New York and now resides in Los Angeles, California. On his latest mini-LP Persuasion System, Haley figuratively left his past behind and switched to digital audio workstations. Out now on Ghostly International (based in Ann Arbor, Michigan). Available form Bandcamp, although most of the international customer options are sold out.
Dutch electro-jazz-funk allrounder Mitchel Van Dinther (aka Jameszoo) is a record producer from ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Recorded live with Jules Buckley and Metropole Orkest at Melkweg concert hall. Released via Brainfeeder, and available to pre-order from Bandcamp.