Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 13/09/19 – KAZU – Adult Baby

Album of the Week – 13/09/19

New releases from the Pixies (Beneath the Eyrie), Alasdair Roberts (The Fiery Margain), Jenny Hval (The Practice of Love) and Gruff Rhys (Pang!) mean there are lots to keep you occupied this week, but we went for KAZU’s new album Adult baby by Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino. It’s a mixed bag but there are some gems in there!

Album of the Week – KAZU – Adult Baby

“Mesmerizing is the word for “Adult Baby”, the first solo record by Kazu Makino, to be released on September 13 th on Adult Baby Records, her new label. After nine albums with Blonde Redhead, New York based band in which she had accompanied the Italian twins Simone and Amedeo Pace as singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, the Japanese
American artist has plunged into a new musical adventure, and is now prepared to represent herself to the world in a completely new persona, intimate and totally unique.

In the new tracks of “Adult Baby”, there are echoes of Blonde Redhead here and there, but the record represents Kazu in her purest and most visceral essence. A Kazu wrestling with an
existential path on which she embarked towards the end of the summer of 2017, impelled by an almost physiological need, as she explains: «I needed to do an album that was all mine, far from the dynamics intrinsic in being part of a band». She continues, «I was a curious cat, made trips to moon and back a few times». The result is a record that is hard to classify – a guarantee of great value – but that in terms of attitude and sound could be described as rooted in refined, avant-garde pop, in which Kazu’s warm and sensual vocals are the main vehicles that bring to life an ethereal, delicate, dreamy world, and at the same time exhibit a rare intensity, which morphs into episodes of seductive romanticism.”

Other Releases on September 13th:

— Abraham Alexander – Abraham Alexander

— Absence of Despair – Desolate

— Ahmad Jamal – Ballades

— Alasdair Roberts – The Fiery Margain

— Alex Cameron – Miami Memory

— Alisan Porter – Pink Cloud

— Anne Imhof – Faust

— Attaboy – WILD

— Aurin – Serotonin

— Avoid One Thing – Right Here Where You Left Me

— Azam Ali – Phantoms

— Bakar – Will You Be My Yellow EP

— BEARTOOTH – The Blackbird Session EP

— Belle and Sebastian – Days of the Badnold Summer OST

— Benny Gebert (of HAERTS) – Triptych

— Bethlehem Steel – Bethlehem Steel

— Big Cheese – Wild to Be Born

— Black Am I – Living Dread EP

— Black Mood – Toxic Hippies II

— BLACKRAIN – Dying Breed

— Blacktop Mojo – Under the Sun

— Blood Cultures – Oh Uncertainty! A Universe Despairs

— Bloodchild – Shower Me

— Brant Bjork – Jalamanta (20th Anniversary Reissue)

— Braunkohlebagger – Abbruch EP

— Brett Young – The Acoustic Sessions EP

— Bryan Beller – Scenes From The Flood

— Cape Cartel – Vitamins EP

— Capilla Ardiente – The Siege

— Charli XCX – Charli

— Chastity – Home Made Satan

— Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence

— Cher & Christina Aguilera – Burlesque: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Vinyl Reissue)

— Cockroach Clan – Songs About Blunt Knives and Deep Love

— COLD – The Things We Can’t Stop

— Conway the Machine – Look What I Became…

— Corb Lund – Cover Your Tracks EP

— The Cult – Sonic Temple: 30

— Dan Friel – Fanfare

— Death By Piano – Countdown EP

— The Defiants – Zokusho

— Devendra Banhart – Ma

— Devilish Impressions – Postmortem Whispering Crows EP

— Diesel Park West – Let it Melt

— Djo (Joe Keery) – Twenty Twenty

— Down the Lees – Bury the Sun

— Ebo Taylor – Palaver

— Ed Fraser (of HEADS.) – Ghost Gums

— En Declin – A Possible Human Drift Scenario

— Eye Flys – Context

— The Faim – State of Mind

— Final Child – Till Death Do Us Part (part 1) EP

— Flight Brigade – Chased By Wolves

— Francesca De Fazi – Craft Songs

— François J. Bonnet and Stephen O’Malley (of (Sunn O))))) – Cylene

— Ghastly Sound – Have a Nice Day

— Goo Goo Dolls – Miracle Pill

— grandson – a modern tragedy vol. 3 EP

— Gruff Rhys (of Super Furry Animals) – Pang!

— Hailey Whitters – The Days

— Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin’ Stones – Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin’ Stones

— HarborLights – Isolation

— Hayden Calnin – A Life You Would Choose EP

— Hobo Johnson – The Fall of Hobo Johnson

— The Hu – The Gereg

— J Rick – No Retreat, No Surrender

— James Levy – Somebody

— Jenny Hval – The Practice of Love

— Jeremy Ivey – The Dream and the Dreamer

— Jerkcurb – Air Con Eden

— Jonah Tolchin – Fires for the Cold

— Jónsi and Alex Somers – Riceboy Sleeps (2019 Analogue Remaster)

— The Jorgensens – The Lexington Stretch

— Joseph – Good Luck, Kid

— JPEGMAFIA – All My Heroes Are Cornballs

— Katie Compa – Hard Pass

— Keely Smith – You’re Breaking My Heart (Expanded Edition)

— Keith Urban – Defying Gravity (Vinyl Reissue)

— Keith Urban – Keith Urban (Vinyl Reissue)

— Khushi – Strange Seasons

— King Von – Grandson Vol. 1

— KNAAVES – The Serpent’s Root

— Korn – The Nothing

— Kris Barras Band – Light It Up

— KXM – Circle of Dolls

— The Kyle Sowashes – I Don’t Know What To Tell You

— L’Epee – Diabolique

— Landroid – Imperial Dunes

— Lauren Pratt – Young American Sycamore

— Le Cygne Noir – Shadow of a Wrecking Ball

— Lee “Scratch” Perry – Rootz Reggae Dub

— Leeroy Stagger (of Hot Hot Heat) – Strange Path

— Leon Ware – Rainbow Deux

— Long Beard – Means To Me

— Lost Bayou Ramblers – Asteur

— Love Fame Tragedy (Matthew “Murph” Murphy of The Wombats) – I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It EP

— Lowlight – Endless Bummer

— Luke Temple (of Here We Go Magic) – Both-And

— The Lumineers – III

— Manu Delago – Circadian

— MARINA – Love + Fear Acoustic

— Masters of Ceremony – Signs of Wings

— Men I Trust – Oncle Jazz

— Metronomy – Metronomy Forever

— Mica Levi – Monos (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

— Michigander – Where Do We Go From Here EP

— Microwave – Death Is A Warm Blanket

— Mike Patton and Jean-Claude – Corpse Flower

— Moddi – Like in 1968

— mxmtoon – the masquerade

— The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready to Die: 25th Anniversary Edition Box Set

— Ohmwork– HorrorWorks

— Omnigone – No Faith

— Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio – Let’s Play (Two Girls & A Goat)

— Paper Beat Scissors – Parallel Line

— The Paranoyds – Carnage Bargain

— Paula Cole – Revolution

— Pelegrin – Al-Mahruqa

— Peter Zummo – Deep Dive

— Peyton – Reach Out EP

— Pictorial Candi – Secret Salts

— Pixies – Beneath the Eyrie

— Pretend Collective – Pretend Collective

— Puddle of Mudd – Welcome to Galvania

— Rod Stewart – The Studio Albums 1975-2001

— Ruel – Free Time EP

— Sascha Paeth’s Master of Ceremony – Signs of Wings

— Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles

— Samantha Sidley – Interior Person

— Sampa the Great – The Return

— (Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar

— Sascha Paeth’s Master of Ceremony – Signs of Wings

— SednA – The Man Behind the Sun

— Sequoyah Murray – Before You Begin

— Shahin Novrasli – From Baku to New York City

— Shallow Waves – Parallel States of Consciousness

— Sleep On It – Pride & Disaster

— Smash Potater – Suburban Legends

— Solid Bronze – The Fruit Basket

— The Souljazz Orchestra – Chaos Theories

— SQÜRL – The Dead Don’t Die: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

— Starset – Divisions

— Stone Jack Jones – Black Snake

— Stone Temple Pilots – Purple: Super Deluxe Edition

— Subhumans – Crisis Point

— Surf Curse – Heaven Surrounds You

— Sway Wild – Sway Wild

— Swimming With Bears – Swimming With Bears EP

— Tiara – Unsophisticated Circus

— Tiger Army – Retrofuture

— Tiny Moving Parts – Breathe Out

— Tony Steele & The Massacre – Bound to Collide

— Toxikull – Cursed and Punished

— TRØN & DVD – Manhunt

— Twin Peaks – Lookout Low

— Various Artists – The Departed: Music from the Motion Picture (Vinyl Reissue)

— Various Artists – The Time For Peace Is Now

— Visceral Disgorge – Slithering Evisceration

— Void King – Barren Dominion

— Void of Vision – Hyperdaze

— Wallowing – Planet Loss

— Warish – Down in Flames

— The Weeks – Two Moons

— Workshed – Workshed

— Young Mister – Sudden Swoon

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