First off, a brand new Brightblack Morning Light track, complete with visuals, has appeared, and it’s fantastic. The second Brightblack album – West Coast acid-folk-funk infused with gris-gris and a sort of horizontal, post-Spiritualized drone-funk, if any of that makes sense – was a huge hit here at Uncut during the ferociously sticky summer of 2006, and “Hologram Buffalo” is every bit as good.

First off, a brand new Brightblack Morning Light track, complete with visuals, has appeared, and it’s fantastic. The second Brightblack album – West Coast acid-folk-funk infused with gris-gris and a sort of horizontal, post-Spiritualized drone-funk, if any of that makes sense – was a huge hit here at Uncut during the ferociously sticky summer of 2006, and “Hologram Buffalo” is every bit as good.



Shineywater and Rachael Hughes recorded the album entirely via solar power in their adobe house in the mesas of New Mexico,” mentions the Matador site, as if we’d expect anything less. The album is reputedly on its way; I’ll report back.

In the interim, here’s this week’s playlist. Some disappointments here, it’s fair to say, starting with that Verve track. . .

1 Cate Le Bon – Edrych Yn Llygaid Ceffyl Benthyg (Peski)

2 Black Taj – Beyonder (Amish)

3 Various Artists – Fabric Live.41: Simian Mobile Disco (Fabric)

4 Nagisa Ni Te – Yosuga (Jagjaguwar)

5 The Verve – Love Is Noise (http://www.myspace.com/thevervetv)

6. Okkervil River – The Stand Ins (Jagjaguwar)

7 Plush – Fed (Broken Horse)

8 Calexico – Carried To Dust (City Slang)

9 Gryphon – Gryphon (Transatlantic)

10 James Yorkston – When The Haar Rolls In (Domino)

11 Mercury Rev – Snowflake/Midnight (V2)

12 Brightblack Morning Light – Hologram Buffalo (Matador)

13 Shirley & Dolly Collins – The Harvest Years (Harvest/EMI)

14 Ancestors – Neptune With Fire (Tee Pee)

15 Angela Desveaux – The Mighty Ship (Thrill Jockey)

16 Fujiya & Miyagi – Lightbulbs (Full Time Hobby)

17 The Orb – Orbvs Terrarvm (Island)

18 The Waterboys – Room To Roam: Collectors’ Edition (EMI)