What’s not to like about Khruangbin, who have released a series of absolutely classic psych-funk albums which reference old masters while developing a sound all their own. I came across this, their sophomore album, after watching some performances on Youtube, most notably their KEXP performance. A mellow, weird, sensual and hypnotic release.
[Music] Kamancello – Of Shadows
Raphael Weintraub-Browne is a friend of our blog, and it’s a pleasure to present you with his latest work. The project, Kamancello, is quite a bit different from the last album reviewed, as Weintraub-Browne has recorded a wholly improvised album with Shahriyar Jamshidi, a Iranian Kurd who plays the kamancheh. I will pay these two a very high compliment, as the closest record I can compare it to is with the work of Kayhan Kalhor while working with the New York-based ensemble Brooklyn Rider. It might even be a bit darker, a touch more Western-leaning, but cinematic in scope, and so wonderfully well-recorded.
Glorious listening, absolutely.
[Music] Audrey Fall – Mitau
Audrey Fall are a post-rock, post-metal quartet out of Riga, Latvia. They produce a fine, powerful music and should be making a lot of worthwhile noise in the near future.