CDs + Vinyl:
The 7th Plain – Chronicles I CD/2xLP (A-Ton)
A-Ton is a new edition and platform of Berghain’s in-house imprint Ostgut Ton, focusing on ambient, archive and alternative music, differing from the club-focused records on the main label. Chronicles I marks the start of a series from Luke Slater’s The 7th Plain moniker, with remastered, previously released and unheard archive material. First published on General Production Recordings between 1993 and 1996, Slater’s The 7th Plain pushed the further burgeoning genre of ambient music towards its boundaries by not limiting itself to mostly beat-less synth pads, but by including propulsive beat progressions, nuanced rhythms and subtle melodies.
Peter Adriaansz – Enclosures CD (Ergodos)
Written between 2008 and 2013, Enclosures is a treasury of chamber music highlighting Netherlands-based composer Peter Adriaansz’s fastidious artistic mind. “His work is abstract music of a high order, reanimating the medieval idea of music as applied number, but the questions it asks are defiantly of the twenty-first century, questions about musical perception, about the nature of sound and the passage of time.” — Bob Gilmore
Ausmuteants – Band Of The Future CD/LP (Aarght)
“Ausmuteants are just a band. Not punk, new wave, hardcore, boogie, darkwave, Oi, hyphenate-rock or pet rock. Not sharpies. Not chavs. Not drug users and not straight edge. Ausmuteants are regular dudes practicing the sound of things falling apart.”
Automatic City – One Batch Of Blues CD/LP (Stag-O-Lee)
Recorded in simple live takes with a handful of microphones, covers album Automatic City stays true to the founding fathers of the blues while adding very “non-blues” sounds of Theremin, sitar, berimbau and melodica.
Beady Belle – On My Own CD (Jazzland)
Recorded in New York City, On My Own features a strong — but not overpowering — undercurrent of ’70s soul and vocal jazz, mixtures of intimacy and exuberance, and pulsations both urban and urbane. Melodically gripping, harmonically intricate, lyrically intelligent (without pretentiousness) and underpinned by solid grooves.
Till Brönner – The Good Life CD (Sony Masterworks)
New album from renowned German jazz trumpeter. The Good Life is conceived for relaxed moments and draws inspiration form the great American jazz songbook, including new arrangements of works made famous by Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and many more.