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The Fourth Uncut Playlist Of 2013: listen to Grizzly Bear/Lindstrøm, Jessica Pratt, Blues Control...

The Fourth Uncut Playlist Of 2013: listen to Grizzly Bear/Lindstrøm, Jessica Pratt, Blues Control...
John Mulvey

To Matthew E White’s first London show tonight, all being well, but in the meantime this week’s playlist, with a few things to listen to and watch, as is becoming a hopefully useful habit.

Especially recommended new arrivals this week: the new Retribution Gospel Choir album – a heavy, even by their standards, complementary piece to Low’s “Invisible Way”, with Sparhawk & co joined by Nels Cline on one of the two 20-minute grinders; a fine collaborative debut from Golden Gunn (the clues are in the name); Soul Jazz’s latest and characteristically well-handled comp; an unexpected windfall of Alice Coltrane meditation cassettes; and a Jessica Pratt song I hadn’t heard before.

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1 Retribution Gospel Choir – 3 (Chaperone)

2 Alice Coltrane – Divine Songs (Avatar Book Institute)

3 Golden Gunn – Golden Gunn (Three-Lobed)

4 Shuggie Otis – Wings Of Love (Epic)

5 Mogwai – Les Revenants (Rock Action)

6 The Experimental Tropic Blues Band – Liquid Love (Jaune Orange)

7 Various Artists – Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2: Experimental German Rock And Electronic Musik 1971-1983 (Soul Jazz)

8 Hiss Golden Messenger – Haw (Paradise Of Bachelors)

9 Lubomyr Melnyk – Corollaries (Erased Tapes)

10 Edwyn Collins – Understated (AED)

11 Blue Oyster Cult – The Complete Albums Collection (Sony)

12 Gas – Nah Und Fern (Kompakt)

13 Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – Poison Apple (Rise Above)

14 Wooden Wand – Blood Oaths Of The New Blues (Fire)

15 Anders Parker – Cross Latitudes (Skycop)

16 Maxmillion Dunbar – House Of Woo (RVNG INTL)

17 Jessica Pratt – Her Strange Melody (?)

18 Blues Control – Opium Den/Fade To Blue (Drag City)

Blues Control "Opium Den / Fade to Blue" from Drag City on Vimeo.

19 Grizzly Bear – Gun-Shy (Lindstrøm Remix) (Warp)

20 Endless Boogie – Long Island (No Quarter)


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