Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 12/06/20

Album of the Week – 12/06/20

This week is a bit of a mixed bag with no major releases that scream for your attention. Jehnny Beth of ‘Savages’ fame has released To Love is to Live which is worth checking out. As is an album of Daniel Johnston by the great Built to Spill (Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston).

In the end the haunting tunes of Bibio caught the imagination (ok, it’s technically an EP but it does have 10 tracks), with their delicate and optimistic tunes. See what you think below.

Album of the Week – Bibio – Sleep On The Wing

Stephen Wilkinson (Bibio) once again demonstrates the breadth of his musicality, embracing a wide range of self-played instruments including the strings which gave Ribbonsmuch of its flavour and features some new accouplements for good measure.

Pieced together over the course of last year, with a few exceptions stretching back into Bibio’s older repertoire, the Sleep On The Wing EP is a largely instrumental collection that exhibits deep atmospheric melodies as observations on rural escapism, reflection and melancholia. Recorded in Bibio’s home studio in the UK midlands countryside, the writing process for this latest EP starts in a similar place to most of his previous works, growing from a guitar riff into a richly textured soundscape one instrument at a time. “When I write a new track, I sing melodies (often nonsensical) trying to find words that fit the melody and rhythm, then a phrase might come out that sets the theme of the track. “When “Sleep on the wing” came out, it felt like more than a passing lyric, it felt like a title, a theme.” He explains. On opener, and first single, Sleep on the Wing.

Albums of Note:

— Built to Spill – Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston

— Drab City – Good Songs For Bad People

— Orlando Weeks (of The Maccabees) – A Quickening

— Jehnny Beth (of Savages) – To Love is to Live

Albums Released – June 12th:

— A. Fabrin – Before Return

— Adeline – Intérimes EP

— Aidan Baker – Soil

— Alan Silvestri – Predator (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Vinyl Reissue)

— alextbh – The Chase EP

— Andrea & Mud – Bad News Darlin’

— Anonymous– La Bestia

— Bibio – Sleep On the Wing

— Black Fortune – Osshlord

— Black Orchid Empire – Semaphore

— Blue Öyster Cult – Curse of the Hidden Mirror

— Blue Öyster Cult – iHeart Radio Heart N.Y.C. 2012

— BPMD (Bobby Blitz, Mike Portnoy, Mark Menghi and Phil Demmel) – American Made

— Brent Amaker DeathSquad – Hello

— Built to Spill – Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston

— Connie Han – Iron Starlet

— Coriky (Ian MacKaye, Joe Lally, and Amy Farina) – Coriky (Digital Release)

— Cory Smythe – Accelerate Every Voice

— Cosse – Nothing Belongs to Anything EP

— Curse the Son – Excruciation

— Death Valley Girls – Breakthrough EP

— Dim Gray – Flown

— Disheveled Cuss (Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos) – Disheveled Cuss

— DJ Boring – Like Water EP

— Dougie Poole – The Freelancer’s Blues

— Down Again – The Devil Is A Gentleman

— Drab City – Good Songs For Bad People

— E^ST – I’m Doing It

— e4444e – Coldstream Road

— Ego Ella May – Honey For Wounds

— El Shirota – Tiempos Raros

— Electric Mob – Discharge

— Ellen Allien – Aurra

— Ellie Goulding – Brightest Blue

— Eileen Gogan and The Instructions – Under Moving Skies

— Elliott Waits For No One – Elliott Waits For No One

— ELM – The Wait

— Eric Hutchinson – Class of ’98

— Erroll Garner – Gershwin & Kern (Reissue)

— The Explorers Club – The Explorers Club

— The Explorers Club – To Sing And Be Born Again

— Fermentor – Continuance

— Figg (feat. members of Carissa’s Weird) – Figg

— Finn Ronsford – Odes EP

— fish narc – WiLDFiRE

— Flying Horseman – Mothership

— Foetal Juice – Gluttony

— Forest Bees – Forest Bees

— Francesa Blanchard – Make It Better

— Frontside – Closer to Closure EP

— Geezer – Groovy

— Glom – Awash

— Golf Alpha Bravo (Gab Winterfield of Jagwar Ma) – The Sundog LP

— Gone West featuring Colbie Caillat – Canyons

— Grateful Dead – Grateful Dead Origins

— GUM (Jay Watson of POND and Tame Impala) – Out in the World

— Healing Potpourri – Blanket of Calm

— Jehnny Beth (of Savages) – To Love is to Live

— John Craigie – Asterisk the Universe

— Jon Patrick Walker – The Rented Tuxedo

— Joseph Arthur – Come To Where I’m From (20th Anniversary Edition)

— Jupiter Hollow – Bereavement

— Justice For the Damned – Pain is Power

— Kleeer – Intimate Connection (Vinyl Reissue)

— Kramer – Songs We Sang In Our Dreams

— Ladama – Oye Mujer

— La Lucha – Everybody Wants to Rule the World

— Larkin Poe – Self Made Man

— Leah Senior – The Passing Scene

— Let It Come Down (feat. Kramer) – Songs We Sang In Our Dreams

— Liam Gallagher – MTV Unplugged

— Light Screamer – Reap

— Lightworker – Fury By Failure

— Lord – Chaos Raining EP

— Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons – Razor Wing Butterfly

— Louis the Child – Here For Now

— Louise Goffin – Two Different Movies

— LVRA – LVCID EP

— Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall – We Are the Night

— Marie-Clo – Shell(e) Pt. I

— Melody – Teachers Pet EP

— Michael Angelo Batio – More Machine Than Man

— Mike Peters (of The Alarm) – {Hurricane of Change}

— Moonlight Haze – Lunaris

— Mondo Cozmo – New Medicine

— NCT-127 – NCT #127 Neo Zone: The Final Round

— Nihiloxica – Kaloli

— Naeem (fka Spank Rock) – Startisha

— Nate Lee – Wings of a Jetliner

— NAVA – Sarabe EP

— Nemesium – Continua

— Nir Felder – II

— Norah Jones – Pick Me Up Off the Floor

— Noveller – Arrow

— Oliver Tree – Ugly Is Beautiful

— Oracle – Hindsight 2020

— Orlando Weeks (of The Maccabees) – A Quickening

— Orville Peck – Show Pony EP

— Paper Idol – Money For Flowers EP

— Paralydium – Worlds Beyond

— Paul Weller – On Sunset

— Peter Gabriel – Rated PG

— Photay – Waking Hours

— Pop Smoke – TBA

— Psycle – Kill the Machine

— Rachel Beck – Stronger Than You Know

— Richard Walters – Golden Veins

— Retro Color – Arcadian

— Revolt – Kyoto

— Sacred – Myths & Monsters

— Sammy Brue – Crash Test Kid

— Seb Brun – Ar Ker

— Session Victim – Needledrop Remixed

— Shaggy – Hot Shot 2020

— Shape of Water – Great Illusions

— The Silver Field – Sing High! Sing Low!

— Six Feet Tall – Be Grave With Your Life EP

— Skott – Always Live For Always

— Smackbound – 20/20

— SOKO – Feel Feelings

— The Sounds – Things We Do For Love

— Southern Shores – Siena Part 1 EP

— Spacey Jane – Sunlight

— Spirit Fingers – Peace

— Stinky – Of Lost Things

— Sven Gali – 3 EP

— Swanes – Trials and Simulations EP

— Teghan Devon – Little Lion EP

— Tengger – Nomad

— Thijsenterprise – Snits EP

— Third Culture Kings – Different Kinda Appeal

— Thomas Azier – Love, Disorderly

— Thousandaire – Thousandaire

— Tia Careera – True And True

— Tim Buckley – The Dream Belongs to Me: Rare and Unreleased Recordings – 1968/1973 (Vinyl Reissue)

— twst – TWST0001 EP

— Ulthar – Providence

— Unwed Sailor – Look Alive

— Various Artists – COVID Compilation

— Various Artists – The Eddy (Songs From the Netflix Original Series)

— VEGA – Grit Your Teeth

— Video Dave – Week 1560

— Waaju – Grown

— War After War – No Change EP

— Wargirl – Dancing Gold

— Wild – Goin’ Back EP

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