CDs + Vinyl:
Anubis Gate – Covered In Black CD (Nightmare)
Ranging from classical chamber music, ‘70s prog and extending to thrash, with very eastern influences popping up, this is an album that is best heard as one piece, even if the individual tracks can stand on their own.
The Babe Rainbow – The Babe Rainbow CD/LP+MP3 (30th Century/Columbia)
Australia’s The Babe Rainbow have signed to 30th Century Records, the label spearheaded by Danger Mouse, for the release of their debut self-titled album. Recorded in “magicland” Byron Bay where the band is based, and produced by Stu Mackenzie of King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, The Babe Rainbow’s first LP is The album is a psychedelic feel-good romp that occasionally crosses over into strangeness and then back into a generally uplifting vibe.
John Beasley – MONK’estra, Vol. 2 CD (Mack Avenue)
Composer-arranger-pianist John Beasley uses Monk’s spontaneous movements and experiences as the basis for conducting radically reconceived versions of the late composer’s music for his critically acclaimed big band project, MONK’estra.
Blindwish – Good Excuses CD (Rise)
Blindwish is a new up and coming post hardcore band from Dallas.
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Wind River [OST] CD (Lakeshore)
Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, Wind River is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death. The film features a sublime original motion picture soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (Hell Or High Water, Lawless, The Assassination Of Jesse James). [Vinyl edition due September 8.]
Cloud Control – Zone CD (Votiv)
“While all the haircut bands and leg-shaving electronic ‘artistes’ might be spiritually at home in the neon of Sydney, Cloud Control’s disregard for pop conventions and deeply rooted psychedelic leanings can only come from the Blue Mountains. So now you know.” – Tiny Mix Tapes
The Convalescence – This Is Hell CD/LP (Unique Leader)
New album from the symphonic death metal unit.