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.”
QRTR, a Brooklyn-based electronic producer and DJ, has signed with Dome of Doom for the release of her debut full-length album ‘Drenched’, out now as a limited Edition 100 run of High-Bias cassette tapes. Featuring a sample (or cover?) of ‘Ice Cream’ by New Young Pony Club, a song I couldn’t stop playing back in 2006.
Melanie Velarde is a Berlin-based artist field recordings, objects, voices and instruments. This track comes form Melanie’s ‘Bez’ album, released on RVNG Intl. Before released, ‘Bez’ was originally broadcast as a continuous mix of all new and original Music from Velarde during RVNG’s Rinse FM takeover in 2018. The ‘Bez’ project was part of Commend NYC’s ‘Commend See’ series, and launched the Commend There sub-label. Commend NYC is the Lower East Side record shop run by RVNG’s Matt Werth, established in 2016.
Sign Libra is the moniker of the multi-talented Latvian music producer and artist Agata Melnikova. Her new album ‘Sea to Sea’ (inspired by the “seas” of the moon’s surface, known collectively as Lunar Maria) has been released on the Brooklyn-based music institution RVNG Intl.
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.
Moon Diagrams is the solo recording project of Deerhunter co-founder and drummer Moses John Archuleta. The track ‘Trappy Bats’ was largely recorded in a single night as a means to process the intense intersection of Archuleta’s social, political, and personal hysteria. The ‘Trappy Bats’ EP was released last August on the Sonic Cathedral label, and features this reworking by Detroit based producer Zachary Shigeto Saginaw (Shigeto).
William Holland (aka Quantic) is a British multi-instrumentalist, producer, DJ and remixer, who likes to mixes jazz sensibility with future dancefloor orientated grooves, deep funk, tough drums and tropical rhythms. Holland has been based in Colombia since 2006. From the upcoming album Atlantic Oscillations, out on New York based Brighton label Tru Thoughts. Available to pre-order as a Black 2xLP 12″ Vinyl, CD and Digital Album on Bandcamp.