Album of the Week

Albums of the Week – 13/11/20

Albums of the Week – 13/11/20

Lambchop have a new album of covers called TRIP, which includes songs by Wilco, Stevie Wonder, George Jones, Mirrors, James McNew and The Supremes! There’s also more lost songs from Gillian Welch. It’s actually Volume 3 if you’re paying attention.

The wonderful William Basinski releases a new album simply called Lamentations. You just know it’s going to be a happy one, don’t you? It has dancefloor fillers like ‘O, My Daughter, O, My Sorrow’ that are sure to get any party started!

In the world of rap, there’s Pa Salieu with Send Them To Coventry which is getting lots of love from the critics, although Aesop Rock’s Spirit World Field Guide is getting more interest in these parts. For our album of the week, we went for an old friend, with a new or at least reworked album by Gabriel Olafs.

Album of the Week – Gabriel Olafs – Absent Minded Reworks

“After a widely positive reception for ‘Piano Works’ – the solo deconstruction by Gabríel Ólafs of his debut album ‘Absent Minded’ – the gifted Icelandic composer is returning in November with his collection of reworks. A dramatically different take on his previous release, this time he’s enlisted the talent of Niklas Paschburg, Hugar, Masayoshi Fujita, Kelly Moran and more to completely reinterpret his usually minimalist output.

‘Absent Minded Reworks’, released via One Little Independent Records, largely builds on the originals ambient melodies with layers of delicate keys and glistening synth, utilizing the touch of some of the industry’s most respected visionaries.

Brooklyn based producer and Warp signee Kelly Moran strips back Ólafs signature keys on opener ‘Think of Home’ in favour of swelling strings and a slow-building atmospheric intensity. Contemporaries Hugar, the duo also hailing from Iceland, use the addition of brass to ‘Bára’ to set it apart while adding a traditional feel, beautifully contrasted with Berlin-based Japanese vibraphone player Masayoshi Fujita’s follow-up ‘Another Fall, Another Spring’. Soundscape expert Niklas Paschburg breathes new life into ‘Lóa’ with heavier, epic electronics. We’re given an even more impressive insight into the local talent of Iceland with Kippi Kaninus and Skúli Sverrisson’s respective reworks. Upcoming American ensemble Bing & Ruth take another crack at ‘Lóa’ giving it a more laid back, meditative spin and ‘Filma’ is also presented for the second time with the gorgeous use of harp (performed by Björk’s harpist Katie Buckley), followed by an accordion version of ‘Cyclist Waltz’. Finally we’re seen out with two gracefully reimagined track variations that, true to Gabriel’s raw talent, are sublimely emotive.”

Albums of Note –

— William Basinski – Lamentations

— Nada Surf – Never Got Together (Deluxe Edition)

— Aesop Rock – Spirit World Field Guide

— Brian Eno – Film Music 1976 – 2020 (Digital Release)

— Gabriel Olafs – Absent Minded Reworks

— Gillian Welch – Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 3

— Lambchop – TRIP

— Hachiku – I’ll Probably Be Asleep


Albums Released on November 13th:

— 2 Chainz – So Help Me God

— Accuser – Accuser

— AC/DC – Power Up

— Aesop Rock – Spirit World Field Guide

— Analog Players Society – Soundtrack For A Nonexistent Film

— Ana Roxanne – Because of a Flower

— Andrea Bocelli – Believe

— Ashong & Tatham – Sankofa Season EP

— Aya Nakamura – Aya

— Azim Zain & His Lovely Bones – Be Good

— Balothizer – Cretan Smash

— Basstracks – Golden Ticket (Deluxe Edition)

— The Bats – Foothills

— Ben Morey and The Eyes – Still Life

— Benee – Hey u x

— BEYRIES – Encounter

— Billie Holiday – Billie: The Original Soundtrack

— Blac Youngsta – F*ck Everybody

— Blakkamoore – Upward Spiral (Deluxe Edition)

— The Blaze Velluto Collection – We Are Sunshine

— Bob Marley – Uprising Live (Vinyl Reissue)

— Boundaries – Your Receding Warmth

— Brent Amaker and the Rodeo – Ugly World EP

— Brian Eno – Film Music 1976 – 2020 (Digital Release)

— Brin – Homescreen Glow

— The Brummies – Automatic World

— Buck Owens – A Merry ‘Hee Haw’ Christmas

— Burris – Over You (Part 1)

— C. Albert Blomquist – C. Albert Blomquist

— Cakes Da Killa – Muvaland EP

— Camila Fuchs – Kids Talk Sun

— Carmody – My Jupiter EP

— Causa Sui – Szabodelico

— Charlie Kaplan – Sunday

— Chilly Gonzales – A Very Chilly Christmas

— Chris Stapleton – Starting Over

— Code Noir – Jack of All Spades EP

— Cognizant – Cognizant (Reissue)

— Color of Light – Daydream Garden

— The Cribs – Night Network

— Danileigh – Movie

— Dan Kanvis – Understanding Dead Plants

— The Darcys – Fear & Loneliness

— David Nance – Staunch Honey

— Davido – A Better Time

— Dead Original – Bought and Sold

— Décembre Noir – The Renaissance of Hope

— Déluge – Ægo Templo

— Derek & The Dominos – Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (50th Anniversary Box Set)

— The Diabolical Liberties – High Protection & The Sportswear Mystics

— Dirty Projectors – 5EPs

— Dirty Projectors – Ring Road EP

— Dismal – Quinta Essentia

— DomJord – Gravrost

— Dragged Under – The World Is In Your Way (Deluxe Edition)

— Droeloe – A Matter of Perspective

— Dune Sea – Moons of Uranus

— Ecclesia – De Ecclesiæ Universalis

— Elle Belle – Post Everything

— Elton John – Elton: Jewel Box

— Emily Weisband – Not Afraid to Say Goodbye EP

— Emi Wes – Departure EP

— Enigma Experience – Question Mark

— ERIC13 – Black Lipstick Remix EP

— Eve Maret – Stars Aligned

— Falcon Jane – Faith

— The Flat Five – Another World

— Frank Turner & Jon Snodgrass – Buddies II: Still Buddies

— Gabriel Olafs – Absent Minded Reworks

— Gaijin Smash– Gaijin Smash EP

— Gaspard Eden – Soft Power

— Gavin Haley – Unfolding EP

— George Benson – Weekend in London

— Ghost Funk Orchestra – An Ode To Escapism

— Ghost:Hello – Night Goat – Ghost:Hello – Night Goat

— Ghøstkid – Ghøstkid

— Gianna Lauren – Vanity Metrics EP

— Gillian Welch – Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 3

— Ginesse – Somewhere to Die EP

— Gnarl – The Great Blackness

— Goings – It’s For You

— Goodie Mob – Survival Kit

— Goya Gumbani – Truth Be Sold EP

— Gracey – The Art of Closure

— Gregor – Destiny

— Gregory Dillon – Sad Magic EP

— Groovenom – Mitten ins Herz

— Hachiku – I’ll Probably Be Asleep

— Hans Zimmer – No Time to Die – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

— Harlott – Detritus of the Final Age

— Hautajaisyö – On Vain Pimeys

— Heather Maloney – Christmas Anyway EP

— Heinali – Madrigals

— Henriette Sennenvaldt – Something Wonderful

— Hermitude – Pollyanarchy (Deluxe)

— Homecamp – Did We Return As Something Else

— Humanity is Cancer – Humanity is Cancer EP

— In Malice Wake – The Blindness of Faith

— Intervals – Circadian

— Jackboy – Living In History Deluxe

— Jam City – Pillowland

— Jesper Kyd, Sarah Schachner & Einar Selvik – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Original Game Soundtrack

— Jesse Kivel (of Kisses) – Infinite Jess

— Jessica Jade – Bet EP

— Jimi Somewhere – Nothing Gold Can Stay

— John Bence – Love

— Jonny Polonsky – In Between Worlds

— Josh Abbott Band – The Highway Kind

— Judson Claiborne – When a Man Loves an Omen EP

— Jules Shear – Slower

— Karla Bonoff – Silent Night

— Katy J Pearson – Return

— Katla – Allt þetta helvítis myrkur

— Katya – Vampire Fitness EP

— Keith Richards And The X-Pensive Winos – Live at the Hollywood Palladium

— King 810 – AK Concerto No. 47, 11th Movement in G Major

— KIT – KIT EP

— KO:MI – We Said We Didn’t Know but We Knew

— Kruder & Dorfmeister – 1995

— L.A. Guns – Renegades

— Lambchop – TRIP

— Lambert – False

— Last Year’s Man – Brave the Storm

— Lawson Hull – Dreaming Is Easy EP

— Le Volume Courbe – Fourteen Years EP

— Liam Bailey – Ekundayo

— Lie Still – Severing the Hands of Manipulation and Fate

— Liraz – Zan

— Lizzy Borden – Best Of Lizzy Borden, Vol. 2

— Love Mansuy – (món-swee) Side B EP

— Luke Titus – Plasma

— LUNA13 – God.Dis

— M. Geddes Gengras – Time Makes Nothing Happen

— Madisyn Whajne – Save Our Hearts

— Manny Blu – New Ink EP

— Marc Scibilia – Seed of Joy

— Marika Hackman – Covers

— Marsh – Lailonie

— Martha Skye Murphy – Yours Truly EP

— Masego – Studying Abroad EP

— Meg Myers – I’d Like 2 Go Home Now EP

— Meg Myers – Thank U 4 Taking Me 2 the Disco EP

— Megaton Sword – Blood Hails Steel – Steel Hails Fire

— Me Nd Adam – American Drip Part 1

— The Menzingers – From Exile (Vinyl Release)

— theMIND – Don’t Let It Go To Your Head

— Misogi – little*stars EP

— Mitochondrial Sun – Sju Pulsarer

— Modern Romance – Their Greatest Tracks

— Molchat Doma – Monument

— Molly Moore – Voice on the Internet

— Molly Parden – Rosemary EP

— The Mystic Underground – Wrapped in Riddles

— Nada Surf – Never Got Together (Deluxe Edition)

— Nané – Nané

— Negativland – The World Will Decide

— The Nels Cline Singers – Share the Wealth

— The New Regime – Heart Mind Body & Soul (Deluxe Edition)

— Newmeds – Nothing Is Heavier Than the Mind EP

— Nibiru – Panspermia

— Nico.wav – I’ll Explain Later

— Niels Schack – Jade EP

— Novarupta – Marine Snow

— Nuclear – Murder of Crows

— Of Feather and Bone – Sulfuric Disintegration

— Old Cross – Daggers

— Orthodoxy – Marine Snow

— Overt Enemy – Inception x Possession (Expanded Edition)

— Pa Salieu – Send Them To Coventry

— Paris Jackson – Wilted

— Parkland Music Project – Eminent Ghosts

— The Parson Red Heads – Lifetime of Comedy

— Pat Reilly – Prince of the Night EP

— Pentatonix – We Need A Little Christmas

— Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin – Fly Siifu

— The Prats – Prats Way Up High

— Professor and the Madman – Séance

— Pyramaze – Epitaph

— Quackers – II: The Next Wave

— Rafael Vigilanitcs – Blue River, Grey Sky

— Randall Bramblett – Pine Needle Fire

— Rebecca Garton – Take Me Home EP

— Reprise – Black Line

— Richard Rose – Radiation Breeze

— Ricky (Ricky Schmidt of Western Settings, Hey Chels) – Palm Trees

— Roman Alexander – Between You & Me EP

— Safe Hands – Highs & Lows

— Sam DeRosa – The Medicine EP

— San Leo – Mantracore

— Scalp – Domestic Extremity

— Seba Kaapstad – Konke

— Seismic – Seismic EP

— Shaun Martin – Three-O

— Simon Alexander – Riverine

— Slim Loris – When Life Interferes EP

— Slowey and The Boats – Merry Christmas from Slowey and The Boats

— Slow Weather – Clean Living EP

— Small Town Titans – The Ride

— Soulburn – Noa’s D’ark

— The Staple Sisters – Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection

— Star Feminine Band – Star Feminine Band

— Steven Keene – Them & Us

— Stolen Wheelchairs – The America

— Strange Neighbor – Radiation EP

— Strydegor – Isolacracy

— Sumeau – This Is Not A Dream

— Superlove – Superlove EP

— Swans – Children of God (Reissue)

— Taylor Mac – Holiday Sauce

— Todd Slant – Point the Flashlight and Walk

— Tor Lundvall – Yule (Vinyl Reissue)

— Torn Hawk – Here Comes Language

— Tristan Perich – Drift Multiply

— Trixie Whitley – Lacuna (Re-Imagined) EP

— Tsha – Flowers EP

— TV Priest – Uppers

— Twister – Cursed & Corrected

— Ukiyo – Ukiyo LP

— Unseen Faith – Evoke

— Until The Sky Dies – Forgotten Pact

— Uthullun – Dirges For The Void

— Van Houten – Home Alone EP

— Various Artists – The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection

— Various Artists – Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Music from The Netflix Original Motion Picture)

— Various Artists – Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983 – 1987

— Viji – Are You In My Head EP

— Vivian Green– Love Absolute

— Volker Bertelmann & Dustin O’ Halloran – Ammonite (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

— Völur – Death Cult

— War on Women – Wonderful Hell (Physical Release)

— Warfect – Spectre of Devastation

— Wayne Graham – 1% Juice

— William Basinski – Lamentations

— Witchrider – Electrical Storm

— WL – ADHD

— Yachtclub101 – Yachtclub101

— The Yorks – Purple Sunsets EP

— Ysgaroth – Storm Over a Black Sea

— Yukon Blonde – Vindicator

— YUNGBLUD – Weird!

— Zola Mennenöh – Longing for Belonging

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