Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 20/11/20

Album of the Week – 20/11/20

We’re possibly past the point of any big names releasing anything other than a Christmas album! Most of the ‘Top 10 Albums of the Year’ lists for the major magazines have already been picked. Don’t expect any big hitters between now and early February, to be honest. Still, it’s a chance to dig a little deeper and see what is on the fringes…

Surprisingly enough for year with very few gigs, there are a good few live albums released today, including Nick Cave (Idiot prayer), Dream Wife (IRL (Live In London 2020)) and The War on Drugs (LIVE DRUGS). Irish rapper Jyellowl released his debut album 2020 today and it is worth a listen. This week, we’ve gone for a new name (to us as least) in the form of Dublin based minimalist/ contemporary classical composer BK Pepper.

Album of the Week – BK Pepper – Territories

Classically trained on piano and trombone, BK Pepper’s musical projects include composing for film and theatre as well as touring with both orchestras and rock bands. After many years performing and releasing collaboratively, BK is now releasing his debut album. Recorded in London’s Abbey Road, The Pool and Angel Studios, the collection of compositions is a neo-classical mix of piano, strings and electronics, with lead single ‘Colours’ a tribute to melody and imagination.

About the album BK says.. “the theme of Territories reflects how borders have become increasingly visible in recent years, with migration, trade disputes and now a global pandemic reshaping how territories are perceived, defined and enforced around the world.”

Album of Note:

— Amy Winehouse – 12×7: The Singles Collection

— BK Pepper – Territories

— Cabaret Voltaire – Shadow of Fear

— Dream Wife – IRL (Live In London 2020)

— Eric Hilton (of Thievery Corporation) – The Impossible Silence

— Ida Mae – Raining For You EP

— Jyellowl – 2020

— Nick Cave – Idiot Prayer

— The War on Drugs – LIVE DRUGS

Released – November 20th:

— 5 Billion in Diamonds (feat. Butch Vig) – Divine Accidents

— Aaron Taos – Birthday Boy (Party Favors) (Deluxe Edition)

— A Burial At Sea – A Burial At Sea

— Aeternitas – Haunted Minds

— Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres – 2 Years Stranger

— Amaunet – Amaunet EP

— Amon Tobin and Thys – Ithaca EP

— Amy Montgomery – Intangible EP

— Amy Winehouse – 12×7: The Singles Collection

— Anna McClellan – I saw first light

— Anne Murray – The Ultimate Christmas Collection

— Annie Lennox – Christmas Cornucopia (10th Anniversary Reissue)

— anrimeal – Could Devine

— Anthony Moore – Out (Vinyl Reissue)

— Arandel – InBach Remixed

— Aretha Franklin – Aretha

— Autechre – PLUS (Physical Release)

— Autumn Nicholas – Shades Of Beige EP

— Avandra – Skylighting

— Aviations – Retrospect EP

— Bad Decisions – King Of The Youth EP

— Badge Époque – Self Help

— Bas Rotten – Surge

— Bearings – Hello, It’s You

— Beingmoved – Smiles and Bigger Hearts

— BK Pepper – Territories

— Black Violin – Give Thanks

— Blessed – Music Is The Medicine

— Bob Moses – Faling Into Focus – Live 2020

– The Bonnie Doons – The Betweeners EP

— Boogie Bombers – Boogie Bonanza

— Boys of Fall – Distance

— BTS – BE (Deluxe Edition)

— Buck-Tick – Abracadabra

 

— Cabaret Voltaire – Shadow of Fear

— Caroline Surrick & Ron McFarlane – Fermi’s Paradox

— Chance Hayden – Grab & Go

— Chaos E.T. Sexual – Only Human Crust

— Charles Webster – Decision Time

— Chelou – Real

— Children of the State – Tragic Carpet and the Magical Wasp Gang From Notre Dame EP

— Chubby and the Gang – Speed Kills (Re-Release)

— Collapse Under the Empire – Everything We Will Leave Beyond Us (Digital Release)

— Combinator – Eargoggle Fodder

— Communic – Hiding From the World

— Concede – Indoctrinate

— Crawling Chaos – XLIX

— Cuushe – Waken

— Dark Tranquility – Moment

— Das Body – Peregrine

— Dave Alvin – From An Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings

— DC The Don – Come As You Are (Deluxe Edition)

— Dean Fraser – Nyahbinghi Christmas

— Dekker – Slow Reveal: Chapter One

— Demon Hunter – Songs of Death and Resurrection

— Desure – Pollen EP

— Devil’s Dildo – …Makes Me Cum!

— Diamond Head – Lightning to the Nations 2020

— DIRK. – Cracks In Common Sense

— The Dirty Knobs (feat. Mike Campbell) – Wreckless Abandon

— Dizzy Spells – A Fearful Leap Into the Dark

— Dream Wife – IRL (Live In London 2020)

— Drift Mouth – Loveridge Is Burning

— The Dust Bowl Faeries – The Plague Garden

— El Perro del Mar – FREE LAND EP

— Elskavon + John Hayes – Du Nord

— Emily Edrosa – Another Wave Is Coming

— Empress – Wait ‘Til Night

— Empyreal Sorrow – PRÆY

— Englebert Humperdinck – Sentiments EP

— Eric Clapton – Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019

— Eric Hilton (of Thievery Corporation) – The Impossible Silence

— Farer – Monad

— FEMM – 404 Not Found EP

— Five Finger Death Punch – A Decade of Destruction – Volume 2 (Physical Release)

— FROST* – 13 Winters

— Fuck the Facts – Pleine Noirceur

— Garth Brooks – FUN

— Garth Brooks – Triple Live Deluxe

— Gavin DeGraw – Chariot (Vinyl Reissue)

— Glaive – Cypress Grove EP

— Grand Pax – Wavey EP

— Grandaddy – The Sophtware Slump (20th Anniversary Reissue)

— Greenwitch – CosmoSteelBlood Trinity

— Group Rhoda – Passing Shades

— Hannah’s Little Sister – EP.mp3 EP

— Harry Hudson – Hey, I’m Here For You

— Haux and Samuraii – Fever in the Night EP

— Helen Love – Power On

— The Highwater Marks – Ecstasy Rhymes

— Holly Bowling – Seeking All That’s Still Unsung

— Holly Childs and Gediminas Žygus – Hydrangea

— I Am the Avalanche – DIVE

— Ian William Craig & Daniel Lentz – In A Word (Digital Release)

— Ida Mae – Raining For You EP

— Il Rovescio della Medaglia – Contaminazione 2.0

— ILSA – Preyer

— Ingrid Laubrock – Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt

— Iron Maiden – Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live in Mexico City

— Izzy & The Black Trees – Trust No One

— J.E. Sunde – 9 Songs About Love

— Jack Name – Magic Touch

— Jamie Callum – The Pianoman At Christmas

— Jeezy – The Recession 2

— Jennifer Castle – Monarch Season (Physical Release)

— Jewel – Pieces of You (25th Anniversary Edition)

— The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Live in Maui

— JINJER – Alive in Melbourne

— Johnny Altman – Never Too Late To Rock And Roll

— John Fogerty – Fogerty’s Factory

— John Magnuson – Barely Noticeable

— Jordan Reyes – Sand Like Stardust

— Jorge Gamboa Patrón – Vagamundo

— Josh Groban – Harmony

— Jyellowl – 2020

— Kacey Johansing – No Better Time

— Katarina Pejak – Outside Looking In EP

— KAYE (Charlene Kaye of San Fermin) – Conscious Control

— Kelsey Waldon – They’ll Never Keep Us Down EP

— Kharma – Most Dangerous Game EP

— Killer Be Killed (feat. members of Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon, and Converge) – Reluctant Hero

— King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – K.G.

— King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Live in S.F. ’16

— King Hannah – Tell Me Your Mind And I’ll Tell You Mine EP

— King Ov Wyrms – Lord Ov Thrones

— KIX – Midnight Dynamite Re-Lit (35th Anniversary Edition)

— Koe Wetzel – Sellout

— Kristin Knick – Close Your Eyes

— Lady A – Ocean (Deluxe Edition)

— Landshapes – Contact

— Larkin Poe – Kindred Spirits

— The Last – Look Again

— Lastlings – First Contact

— Laura Jinn – Sick! EP

— Leann Rimes – Chant: The Human and The Holy

— Lee Brice – Hey World

— Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon – NOON (Physical Release)

— Life In A Blender – Satsuma EP

— Liminal Shroud – Through the False Narrows

— Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas – III

— Linn – Happy Metal EP

— Lissie – Thank You To The Flowers EP

— Liturgy – Origin of the Alimonies

— Lydia – I Was Someone Else

— Love Again – What I Left Behind EP

— The Maguas – One Of Us Is Lying EP

— Mamalarky – Mamalarky

— ManDancing – The Good Sweat

— Mariza – Canta Amalia

— Martin Ruby – Heaven Get Behind Me

— Matilda Mann – Because I Wanted You To Know EP

— Mary J. Blige – My Life (Deluxe Reissue)

— Matchbox Twenty – 20

— McCoy Tyner – Tender Moments (Vinyl Reissue)

— The McKenzie FIX – Pandora’s Box

— Megan Thee Stallion – Good News

— Misty Grey – Chapter II (Vinyl Reissue)

— Mizmor & Andrew Black – Dialetheia

— Moon Relay – _…-“-…_

— Morton Valence – Black Angel Drifter

— My Octopus Mind – Faulty At Source

— The Myrrhderers – The Myrrhderers Sleigh Christmas EP

— Nader Sadek – The Serapeum EP

— Neil Diamond with The London Symphony Orchestra – Classic Diamonds

— Neil Young – Archives Vol. 2

— Nellie June – Changes

— Nick Cave – Idiot Prayer

— Nights Without Cars – Hurry Up and Wait EP

— October and the Eyes – Dogs and Gods EP

— Oils – Between Voids

— Omah Lay – What Have We Done EP

— Omnivortex – Diagrams of Consciousness

— Once A Tree – Fool’s Paradise EP

— Orava – Behind the Wave

— The Owl – Ambient Piano Works – Volume 1

— P.G. Lost – Oscillate

— Pain of Salvation – The Perfect Element, Pt. 1 (Anniversary Mix 2020)

— Papi Chulo & su Groupo Invisible – Ritmo de lo Habitual

— Partner – Never Give Up

— Paul K – Anandamide

— Pearly Drops – Call For Help

— Pearz – Nocturnal EP

— Phoebe Bridgers – Copycat Killer EP

— The Piano Guys – 10

— PictureHouse – 1999 – Live in Dublin

— Ping – The Zig Zag Manoeuvre

— Pink Floyd – Delicate Sound of Thunder – Restored, Re-edited, Remixed

— Plaguebreeder – Annhilation EP

— Polyphozia – Suitcase of Voices

— Pom Poko – Cheater

— Powfu – some boring love stories pt. 5 EP

— Public Memory – Ripped Apparition

— PVA – Toner EP

— Raft of Trash – Likeness on the Edge of Town

— Raheem DeVaughn – What A Time To Be In Love

— Raj Majal – Raw Dog EP

— Refused – Malignant Fire EP

— Revenge – Strike.Smother.Dehumanize EP (Reissue)

— Rexx Life Raj – California Poppy 2 EP

— Rich the Kid and YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Nobody Safe

— Robert Connely Farr – Country Supper

— Rob Marzuek – Exploding Star Orchestra – Dimensional Stardust

— Robert O’Connor – Transcendence EP

— Routine (Jay Som’s Melina Duterte and Chastity Belt’s Annie Truscott) – And Other Things EP

— Rucci – Midget (Deluxe)

— Ryan Scully – New Confusion

— Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar – The Reckless One

— Sam Eagle – Something Out Of Nothing EP

— Sarah Buxton – Signs Of Life EP

— Sara Noelle – Four Songs EP

— Scattered Hamlet – Wishing Well EP

— Scribz Riley – Wish Me Luck EP

— Seahaven – Halo of Hurt

— Shaggy – Christmas In The Islands

— Shepherd – First Hand EP

— Shygirl – Alias EP

— Skelethal – Unveiling The Threshold

— Smrtdeath – Somethjngs Wrong

— Smut – Power Fantasy EP

— Soft Kill – Dead Kids, R.I.P. City

— Spencer Barnett – Welcome To My Mind EP

— Spice Girls – Forever (Vinyl Reissue)

— Sonic Circus – Everything

— Submarine FM – Crawl

— The Suitcase Junket – The End is New

— Tank and The Bangas – Friend Goals EP

— TAU5 – Kreise

— Tayla Parx – Coping Mechanisms

— Tim Minchin – Apart Together

— TOMBS – Under Sullen Skies

— Topographies – Ideal Form

— Tourists – Another State

— Tristan Welch – Ambient Distress

— trü – Closer Than It Seems EP

— Various Artists – Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Obsidian (Original Soundtrack)

— Various Artists – The Best of Bond… James Bond

— Various Artists – Best of the MIYUMI Project

— Various Artists – Baller Blockin’ 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack

— Various Artists – Mr Bongo Record Club Volume Four

— Various Artists – Southeast of Saturn

— Veinmelter – Still In The Air

— VHOOR – Baile & Drip

— The Vibrators – Mars Casino

— VNIS – POV EP

— Ward Davis – Black Cats and Crows

— The War on Drugs – LIVE DRUGS

— When Rivers Meet – We Fly Free

— White Magician – Dealers of Divinity

— The Wild Feathers – Medium Rarities

— Witchwood – Before the Winter

— Without Mercy – Seismic

— Wolf & Cub – Nil

— XOTH – Interdimensional Invocations (Vinyl Release)

— Young the Giant – Young the Giant (10th Anniversary Edition)

— Yumi Ito – Stardust Crystals

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