And I Like Your Feathers
London’s Binker Golding is a masterful saxophonist and composer. «Since 2015, Golding has shaken up British jazz with a series of wild and adventurous albums. Three of these were made with the drummer Moses Boyd in the semi-free duo Binker and Moses — Dem Ones (2015), Journey To The Mountain Of Forever (2017) and Alive In The East? (2018. Most recently, Golding tore the rulebook into even smaller pieces on Ex Nihilo (ByrdOut, 2019), recorded live with the keyboardist Elliot Galvin.» (Chris May) Binker knows the entire gamut of emotions involved in soulful and melodious jazz, a tradition recorded for over a century now, of which he is a worthy representative. Great stuff!
Gearbox Records, August 2019
Three Chords and the Truth: Dark Night of the Soul
Van the Man is back once more: «Three Chords and the Truth… continues a particularly prolific period for Morrison, marking his sixth album in four years. Last year, he released two albums, The Prophet Speaks and You’re Driving Me Crazy, while he also released a pair of records in 2017, Roll With The Punches and Versatile.» (Rolling Stone) No doubt Van Morrison has written a slew of unforgettable songs that have won the hearts of countless fans, of which I have been one ever since Astral Weeks, Moondance, Veedon Fleece, Tupelo Honey and others among a total of more than 40 albums. Sir Van Morrison has one of the most unique voices in R&B and Soul. Follow the link and just keep on listening, they keep them coming. (sgs)
Exile/Caroline Inernational, October 2019
Angel Olsen is a singer-songwriter and musician from St.Louis, Missouri. This is her fourth album. She has a great voice, loves fantastic and sometimes bombastic orchestrations, and her lyrics are something else! Her song «Windows» was featured in the final episode of 13 Reasons Why (Netflix), and she has collaborated with many of indie’s finest such as Bonnie «Prince» Billy, The Cairo Gang, Tim Kinsella of Capt’n Jazz, LeRoy Wilson of Wilco and others. As a young adult, Olsen turned to music via punk rock, noise music and Christian Rock. She began learning the piano and the guitar and writing her own music.
Jagjaguwar, October 2019
Colorado: Milky Way
Neil Young with Crazy Horse
Colorado was mainly recorded live in the studio in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It it the first album the «godfather of grunge» realized with Crazy Horse since 2012. As with every Neil Young release, the resulting audio quality is simply stunning and sounds like personally being in the studio with the band while recording. «Milky Way» ist he Lead single. The present members of Crazy Horse are: Neil Young (guitars, vocals, piano, vibes, harmonica), Nils Lofgren (guitars, vocals, pump organ), Ralph Molina (drums, vocals), and Billy Talbot (bass, vocals). The new single sounds exactly as one would imagine; the Canadian songwriter’s voice has aged amazingly well for a life on the road. (sgs)
Reprise Records, October 2019
Open Reduction Internal Fixation: All The Things
Blue Hawaii are a Canadian electronic ambient pop music duo from Montreal, made up of Raphaelle «Ra» Standell-Preston and Alex «Agor» Kerby (also known as Alexander Cowan). They have released an EP, Blooming Summer (2010) and two studio albums, Untogether (2013) and Tenderness (2017. Both albums were nominated for the Juno Award for Eectronic Album of the Year. Arbutus Records is a cooperative label set up to promote members of a music and artistic community in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood. The two musicians performed in Montreal, at times with other members of the collective. (Wikipedia)
Arbutus Records, October 2019