18 key records played in the Uncut office this past week…

Still pretty hooked on the Four Tet album and the Kompakt comp this week; apart from anything else, both very powerful working soundtracks for hot weather. Ditto a strong late arrival from Duane Pitre, which completes a trilogy with his last couple of albums (“Feel Free” and “Bridges”) and confirms him once again as my favourite – and most nuanced – drone artist out there at the moment.

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1 Four Tet – Morning/Evening (Text)

2 Various Artists – Total 15 (Kompakt)

3 Mercury Rev – The Light In You (Bella Union)

4 Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas – Autoimaginary (Drag City)

5 Bilal – In Another Life (BBE)

6 Gwenno – Y Dydd Olaf (Heavenly)

7 Alif – Aynama-Rtama (Nawa Recordings)

8 Wand – 1000 Days (Drag City)

9 Phil Cook – Southland Mission (Thirty Tigers)

10 Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin Down… (Matador)

11 Dungen – Allas Sak (Smalltown Supersound)

12 Duane Pitre – Bayou Electric (Important)

13 Master Musicians Of Bukkake – Further West Quad Cult (Important)

14 Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi – The Sun Today (Believe Recordings)

15 Craig Finn – Faith In The Future (Partisan)

16 Blondes – Persuasion (RVNG INTL)

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18 Jamie xx – In Colour (Young Turks)