Uncut Editor's Diary

The 31st Uncut Playlist Of 2014

The 31st Uncut Playlist Of 2014
John Mulvey

Some logical excitement here this week about the impending Leonard Cohen and Aphex Twin albums; in the event you've missed it these past couple of days, you can hear Cohen's superb "Almost Like The Blues" further down this blog.

Worth noting, though, some strong business from more marginal names here as well, including the first leaked track from the amazing Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band album I alluded to last week. After whingeing about it last week, I have something from Bing & Ruth's ambient/classical gem for you to hear, and I'm going to flag up Khun Narin Electric Phin Band's upcountry Thai psych again. Recommended, too: the lovely EP from Landless, an all-female a capella folk quartet from Dublin, which was plugged a couple of nights back in a tweet from Cian Nugent; plus the Earth album, which has bedded in at a suitably monolithic pace.

Haven't added one of these stern caveats for a while, but I should say that not every one of these records comes unambiguously endorsed. The playlist is merely a list of things we've played, for good or ill, in the Uncut office over the last couple of days. As you were.

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1 Khun Narin Electric Phin Band - Khun Narin Electric Phin Band (Innovative Leisure)

2 The Pop Group - Cabinet Of Curiosities (Kartel)

3 Gareth Dickson - Invisible String (Unwork)

4 Chris Forysth & The Solar Motel Band - Intensity Ghost (No Quarter)

5 Bishop Nehru/DOOM - Nehruviandoom (Sound Of The Son) (Lex)

6 Martin Duffy - Assorted Promenades (O Genesis)

7 Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather (Paradise Of Bachelors)

8 Earth - Primitive And Deadly (Southern Lord)

9 Elisa Ambrogio - The Immoralist (Drag City)

10 Bing & Ruth - Tomorrow Was The Golden Age (RVNG INTL)

11 Grouper - Ruins (Krnaky)

12 Various Artists - Local Customs: Cavern Sounds (Numero Group)

13 Leonard Cohen - Almost Like The Blues (Columbia)

14 Various Artists - Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock And Country 1966–1985 (Light In The Attic)

15 Torn Hawk - Let's Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time (Mexican Summer)

16 Jane Weaver - The Silver Globe (Bird)

17 Frazey Ford - September Fields (Nettwerk)

18 Landless - Landless EP (www.landless.bandcamp.com)

19 Kemper Norton - Loor (Front And Follow)

20 Amanda X - Amnesia (Siltbreeze)

21 Lee Gamble - Koch (Pan)

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The Fourth Uncut Playlist Of 2015

This week's big distraction has been what appears to be a crazy number of early Aphex Twin tracks accumulating on Soundcloud (I've added the link below). Among the new stuff, though, please try Bop English; the new solo project of James Petralli from White Denim.