Check Out This Week’s Best Sounding New Music Releases!
Every #NewMusicFriday, we pick a bunch of the best-sounding new albums so you can get your audiophile music fix!… As usual, it’s a very eclectic mix (Albums are arranged with more traditional audiophile genres like Jazz and Blues at the top, and the non-traditional audiophile stuff towards the bottom). Check out the TIDAL and Qobuz streams below!
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“On their new album “Giulia” modern European jazz-trio triosence pays tribute to the beauty of life in eleven colourful composition that could hardly be more diverse, optimistic and virtuosic. Legendary trumpet player Paolo Fresu is featured on the album as a special guest.”
“Eric’s 2022 solo album Always sees him venture into an elaborate mix of blues, funk, rock and soul – a sunny, funky and laid back album combining the vibe of 1970s Laurel Canyon, swaths of Hammond B3 organ, a rhythm section that appear to be joined at the hip, and of course that punchy Eric Krasno guitar sound. It evokes the spirit of Sly Stone, D’Angelo, Lenny Kravitz, and, dare we say his name, Prince?”
“aubades, the new album from Jean-Michel Blais, marks the Montreal-born artist’s transition from pianist to composer as he writes for an ensemble for the first time in his career. Written during the pandemic and following a breakup, Blais has used his distinctive musical voice to create a defiantly uplifting record with glistening instrumental textures and warm major tonalities. The title refers to the “aubade,” a Middle Ages morning love song about lovers separating at daybreak: a dawn serenade.“
“Produced by Jonathan Wilson, the Nashville singer-songwriter’s sophomore release is an indie folk, cosmic country slice of heaven.”
“Pompeii, Cate Le Bon’s sixth full-length studio album and the follow up to 2019″s Mercury-nominated Reward, bears a storied title summoning apocalypse, but the metaphor eclipses any ‘dissection of immediacy,’ says Le Bon. Sonically minimal in parts, its lyrics jog between self-reflection and direct address. Written primarily on bass and composed entirely alone in an ‘uninterrupted vacuum,’ Le Bon plays every instrument (except drums and saxophones) and recorded the album largely by herself with long-term collaborator and co-producer Samur Khouja in Cardiff, Wales”
“Panthers prowling through a desert. Cowgirls swaggering into a saloon and kicking up dust. Riding shotgun with a Tarantino heroine. Having the fiesta of your lives under a giant piñata with all your friends. Los Bitchos’ hallucinatory surf-exotica is as evocative as it is playful: the London-based pan-continental group could well be your new favourite party band with their instrumental voyages that are the soundtrack to setting alight to a row of flaming sambucas and losing yourself to the night. They’ve got a bun-tight knack for a groove ‘ and they’ve got the best fringes in rock’n’roll too.“
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