23 key new records to hear and read about...

Spent yesterday writing a bunch of album reviews, and discovered as a consequence the interesting connection between Florida sponge-divers and Aegean bagpipe music. Try and guess which album below the story is connected with (it’s not PJ Harvey or Brian Eno).

Anyhow, strong new additions: Mary Lattimore, The Limiñanas, Marissa Nadler and, just this minute, Ryley Walker. Let me know, as ever, what you think…

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1 Pantha Du Prince – The Triad (Rough Trade)

2 Mary Lattimore – At The Dam (Ghostly International)

3 The Limiñanas – Malamore (Because)

4 Tim Hecker – Love Streams (4AD)

5 Clear Light – Clear Light (Big Beat)

6 Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Epic Jammers And Fortunate Little Ditties (Drag City)

7 Jan St Werner – Felder (Thrill Jockey)

8 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Ears (Western Vinyl)

9 Let’s Eat Grandma – Deep Six Textbook (Transgressive)

10 PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project (Island)

11 Gimmer Nicolson – Christopher Idylls (Light In The Attic)

12 Prins Thomas – Principe Del Norte (Smalltown Supersound)

13 Lush – Blind Spot (Edamame)

14 Marissa Nadler – Strangers (Bella Union)

15 Iggy Pop/Tarwater/Alva Noto – Leaves Of Grass (Morr Music/ https://anost.net/en/Products/Iggy-Pop-Tarwater-Alva-Noto-Leaves-Of-Grass/)

16 Brian Eno – The Ship (Warp)

17 The Dead Tongues – Montana (Self-Released)

18 Dreamboat – Dreamboat (MIE Music)

19 Coypu – Floating (MIE Music)

20 King – We Are King (King Creative)

21 Woods – City Sun Eater In The River Of Light (Woodsist)

22 Various Artists – Why The Mountains Are Black: Primeval Greek Village Music 1907-1960 (Third Man)

23 Ryley Walker & Charles Rumback – Dhoodan (Dead Oceans)