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This week’s default morning Zen music has very much been this Hailu Mergia reissue, but plenty more new things that’ll hopefully be of interest, including a great session from Itasca to download (RIYL Jessica Pratt, Meg Baird, Rosali etc), and footage of one of the highlights of Kendrick Lamar’s storming London show last Saturday. I really should get on with writing about that, actually…

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1 Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band – Wede Harer Guzo (Awesome Tapes From Africa)


2 Kendrick Lamar – These Walls (Live At Hyde Park)

3 Earth Wind And Fire – Can’t Hide Love (Columbia)

4 Bjorn Olsson – Bjorn Olsson (OM)

5 Itasca – Live At WFMU On The Avant Ghetto 5/30/2016 (Free Download)


6 Various Artists – Electri_city 2 : Elektronische_Musik_Aus_Dusseldorf (Gronland)

7 Various Artists – Imaginational Anthem 8 (Tompkins Square)

8 Miles Davis – Les Filles De Kilimanjaro (Columbia)

9 Mitski – Puberty 2 (Dead Oceans)

10 Pye Corner Audio – Stasis (Ghost Box)

11 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani – FRKWYS Vol 13: Sunergy (RVNG INTL)

12 Various Artists – Basket Full Of Dragons: A Tribute To Robbie Basho Vol II (Obsolete)

13 Kandodo McBain – Lost Chants (Rooster)

14 Scott Hirsch – Blue Rider Songs (Scissortail)

15 The Avalanches – Wildflower (XL)

16 Brother Ah – Sound Awareness (Manufactured Recordings)

17 Cool Ghouls – Animal Races (Melodic/Empty Cellar)

18 Ryley Walker – Golden Sings That Have Been Sung (Dead Oceans)

19 Nathan Bowles – Whole And Cloven (Paradise Of Bachelors)

20 DD Dumbo – Field Recordings (4AD)

21 Kamasi Washington – The Epic (Brainfeeder)


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