New album ‘Safe (Exits)’ out today. This is the third album for New York-based Bryce Hackford, out on the San FranciscoSpring Theory label. According to his Bandcamp: “In 2017 Bryce Hackford migrated to Margate’s PRAH Foundation for a weeklong residency. Armed with a spellbook of rhythm and keyboard parts he afterwards invited a coven of musicians from various backgrounds to improvise on the tracks, with little guidance from himself and purposefully not knowing quite where the results would end up. Mixing and arranging the tracks later revealed a unique wizardry to the collaborations, each individual exploring the skeletal structures with an unbridled creative freedom, and in turn garnishing them with some incredibly inspired and inventive performances.”
New album out today. L.A. Takedown is a music project of Aaron M. Olson. This track (unusually) feature two percussion performances. The left channel drums are performed by Miles Wintner and the right drums are performed by Mose Wintner. The new album ‘Our Feeling Of Natural High’ Out on Castle Face Records, based in Pasadena, California.
Tycho (real name Scott Hansen and also known as ISO50 for his photographic and design work) is an American musician, composer, songwriter and producer based in San Francisco. His new album ‘Simulcast’ is out now on Ninja Tune.
Kutmah (pronounced koot/mah, real name Justin McNulty) started Sketchbook as a radio show on Dublab in Los Angeles, California. A year later, Sketchbook became the first all instrumental beat night in LA. And back in 2018, Kutmah released an excellent celebratory compilation ‘Sketchbook Radio Archives, Vol 1’ which I still cannot stop replaying (featuring previous #SOTD: Darkhouse Family – Moving 909s). Now Kutmah releases a new 10 inch on the All City record label, based in Dublin, Ireland. This Kutmah release closes off a series of 10 inches that All City made in LA heads back in 2010… Kutmah was supposed to be on that batch of releases but it has taken until now to finalise the production.
Title track from Sam Gendel’s upcoming ‘Satin Doll’ LP, due out on New York-based Nonesuch Records on 13th March. Gendel is a saxophonist and clarinetist, who collaborated on one of my favourite albums of 2018 ‘Sam Gendel & Sam Wilkes – Music For Saxofone & Bass Guitar’. Recorded in Gendel’s native California, the album features three musicians: Gendel on saxophone, Gabe Noel on electric bass, and Philippe Melanson on electronic percussion.
Thomas Wilson is Sweatson Klank (DJ Take) is an American producer, DJ, curator and music supervisor residing in Los Angeles, California. His latest ‘Good Days’ EP has just been released on the Friends of Friends Music label. Previous Sweatson Klank #SOTD here: Smile.
Tool are an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, who were dominate in the alternative metal movement following the release of their second studio album Ænima (1996). Be sure to search for a translation of the lyrics when you get a chance! Originally released on Zoo Entertainment.
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.
Experimental, funk, blues, neo-soul and all-round acclaimed singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Her new collection of astral instrumentals VWETO II available to pre-order on Bandcamp. Listen to her 2011 VWETO on Spotify. Released on Mello Music Group.