Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 28/05/21

Album of the Week – 28/05/21

This week we have new releases from… Brodka (BRUT), GusGus (Mobile Home), loscil (Clara) and Moby (Reprise). They’re all worth a listen! We even reviewed the loscil release here.

There’s even a release from Sedibus (The Heavens)  which is a collaboration between Alex Paterson (The Orb) and one of the original Orb members in Andy Falconer.

There’s also a gem of a new album from Lou Barlow called ‘Reason to Live’, which on many other weeks would have won! It’s the sort of laid back, low-fi release that will worm its way into your heart.

In the end, we went for Black Midi with their new album Cavalcade. It’s an album of highs and lows, but when it’s good, it’s very, very good… See what you think below.

Album of the Week – Black Midi – Cavalcade

Cavalcade is a dynamic, hellacious, and inventive follow-up to 2019’s widely-praised Schlagenheim. It scales beautiful new heights, pulling widely from a plethora of genres and influences, reaching ever upwards from an already lofty base of early achievements. black midi — Geordie Greep (guitar, primary vocals), Cameron Picton (bass, vocals), and Morgan Simpson (drums) — picture Cavalcade as a line of larger than life figures, from a cult leader fallen on hard times and an ancient corpse found in a diamond mine to legendary cabaret singer Marlene Dietrich, strolling seductively past them.

Albums of Note:

— Lou Barlow – Reason to Live

— J Smith – (​.​.​.​) And you chose not to laugh

— VerseChorusVerse – what if we won

— Brodka – BRUT

— GusGus – Mobile Home

— k.d. lang – makeover

— Lou Barlow (of Dinosaur Jr.) – Reason to Live

— Moby – Reprise

— loscil – Clara

— Sedibus – The Heavens

Albums Released May 28th:

— 1990nowhere – A Fever Called Living EP

— 81355 – This Time I’ll Be of Use

— A.G. Cook – Apple vs 7G

— Alastor – Onwards and Downwards

— Allday – Drinking With My Smoking Friends

— Almog Sharvit – Get Up Or Cry

— André Either – Further Up Island

— ANGSTSKRÍG – Skyggespil

— Anne Clark – Synaesthesia – Anne Clark Classics Re-Worked

— Aquarian Blood – Bending The Golden Hour

— Asleep at the Wheel – The Better Times EP

— Austin Taft – Skeletons

— Bachelor (Jay Some and Palehound) – Doomin’ Sun

— Backxwash – I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dresses

— Beverlee – Purple Violin

— Beth Whitney – Into The Ground

— Blackberry Smoke – You Hear Georgia

— Black Midi – Cavalcade

— Blazon Rite – Endless Halls of Golden Totem

— BLEETH – Harbinger

— Blood Cultures – LUNO

— Bloodbound – Creatures Of The Dark Realm

— Bo Ningen – Bo Ningen: Rebuilt

— Body Meπa – The Work Is Slow

— Bothlane – Nog EP

— Brodka – BRUT

— Brianna Perry – Boss Bitch Boulevard

— Bruce Lee Band (feat. Jeff Rosenstock) – Division in the Heartland EP

— Brynn Cartelli – Based On A True Story EP

— Can – Can: Live in Stuttgart 1975

— Chrystal Für – Elusion

— Chymes – Hell & Divine EP

— Cross Vault – As Strangers We Depart

— CYVELLA – RICH EP

— Daniel Davies – Spies EP

— Danilo Plessow – fabric presents Danilo Plessow

— Dawn-Song – For Morgan

— David Bowie – The Width Of A Circle

— Debauchery – Monster Metal

— Determinated – The Cusp of Revolution

— Dispatch – Break Our Fall

— DJ C – Do Radly

— DJ Velcro – Te La Buscaste

— DMX – Exodus

— Drift Into Black – Patterns of Light

— Drown This City – Colours We Won’t Know EP

— Dwyer, Sawyer, Kerlin, Dolas, Caulkins, Malone, Rodriguez, Boye, Soubiran, Myers-Ionita, Renteria – Moon-Drenched

— Eisenhand – Fires Within

— Elder Island – Swimming Static

— Elgin – Weightless / Still

— Emily Afton – Resconsidation EP

— Engreaver – Behind EP

— ERA C – Deliria

— Eric Slick (of Dr. Dog) – Wiseacre (Vinyl Reissue)

— Everett Parker – Outbound Travelin’ Crazies

— Feiertag – Time to Recover

— Fiona Brown – Mundane

— The Flight Of Sleipnir – Eventide

— Fountains of Wayne – Welcome Interstate Managers (Vinyl Reissue)

— Freyer – Nicotine Bunker

— Ghastly – Mercurial Passages

— Gizelle Smith – Revealing

— GusGus – Mobile Home

— GWAR – The Disc With No Name EP

— Haiku – Pilot EP

— Heavy Sentence – Bang to Rights

— Hellryder – The Devil Is a Gambler

— HIDE – Interior Terror

— Hotel Etiquette – Ex Questions

— Hot Mulligan – I Won’t Reach Out To You EP

— Hugar – Þjóðlög / Folk Songs EP

— Humanbeing (Rossano Baldini) – Humanbeing

— Hunter Lyons – Trust In a Stranger EP

— Ina Wroldsen – Matters of the Mind EP

— Issy Wood – If It’s Any Constellation EP

— Jack Broza – Some Slant Rhyme I Wrote EP

— James Heather – Modulations: EP2

— Jamestown Revival – Fireside With Louis L’Amour EP

— Jas Shaw (of Simian Mobile Disco) – Sollbruchstelle I – III

— Jill Whit – time is being

— Jim McHugh – Pretending to Wake Up

— John Errol – Inferno

— Jorja Chalmers – Midnight Train

— Juanes – Origen

— Justin Sullivan (of New Model Army) – Surrounded

— k.d. lang – makeover

— Kandle – Set The Fire

— Kansas – Point of Know Return Live & Beyond

— Karl Meyer – Green or White

— KARMACODA – Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire

— Kele Okereke (of Bloc Party) – The Waves Pt. 1

— kezia – claire EP

— Khandra – All Occupied by Sole Death

— Kill The Imposter – The Violence Session

— King of Asgard – svartrviðr

— Kristel – Take It Easy

— La Battue – Get Set, Go! EP

— Lagoon Wavey – The Shore EP

— Les Filles de Illighadad – At Pioneer Works

— loscil – Clara

— Lost Division – Cuts and Scars

— Lou Barlow (of Dinosaur Jr.) – Reason to Live

— Louise Aubrie – Last

— Lung Knots – Golden Dirges, Molten Larynges

— MadeinTYO – SOUL-LUXE

— Madrost – Maleficent (Reissue)

— Magic Castles – Sun Reign

— Mansur – Minotaurus

— Margo Ross – Prairie Life

— Mark Trecka – Acknowledgment

— Masayoshi Fujita – Bird Ambience

— Matt McManamon – Scally Folk

— Mental Cruelty – A Hill To Die Upon

— Moby – Reprise

— Mustafa – When Smoke Rises

— Nathan Micay – Industry OST

— Natalia LaFourcade – Un Canto Por Mexico, Vol 2

— Needles // Pins – Needles // Pins

— Neighborhood Brats – Confines of Life

— Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – Carnage (Physical Release)

— Noctiferia – Reforma

— Noctule – Wretched Abyss

— NOV3L – Non-Fiction

— Of Mice & Men – Bloom EP

— Oliver Tree – Ugly is Beautiful: Shorter, Thicker & Uglier (Deluxe)

— Orodruin – Epicurean Mass (Vinyl Reissue)

— OSMOSE – Eight Headed Serpent

— Pablo Bolivar – Framework Of A Dream

— Pablo Nouvelle and Emy Perez – Dime EP

— Painted Young – The Smallest Similarities

— Pale Divine – Cemetery Earth (Vinyl Reissue)

— Palette Knife – Ponderosa Snake House & The Chamber Of Bullshit

— PCM – Macro

— Penelope Trappes – Penelope Three

— Perturbator – Lustful Sacraments

— Poisonous Birds – All of Us (Remixes)

— Poolside – High Season

— Portico Quartet – Terrain

— Pulley – Different Strings

— Rah Swish – Mayor Of The Streets

— Reject the Sickness – While Our World Dissolves

— Rhonda Vincent – Music Is What I See

— Rider & Rolling Thunder – On the Banks of the Tennessee EP

— River Kittens – Soaking Wet

— Rosemary Lawton – Canvas

— Salvador Sobral – bpm

— Sammy Haig – Cucumber EP

— Satyricon – Dark Medieval Times (Reissue)

— Satyricon – The Shadowthrone (Reissue)

— Satyrus – Rites

— Schismopathic – The Human Legacy

— Sectlinefor – Kissing Strangers During An Outbreak

— Sexy Pigeon – Pastel Summer EP

— Shannon McNally – The Waylon Sessions

— Sharone – Morbid Illusion

— Sonic Blast – Humanity Divided

— The Spectre Beneath – The New Identity of Sidney Stone

— Stormruler – Under The Burning Eclipse

— Strictly Elizabeth – Contemporary Construction

— SVNEATR – Chinook

— T-Tops – Staring at a Static Screen

— T_AM – Local Ghost

— Texas – Hi

— Thee More Shallows – Dad Jams

— Theo Alexander – Sunbathing Through A Glass Screen

— Toler Gibson – The Days Before

— Travis – The Boy With No Name (Vinyl Reissue)

— UV-TV – Always Something

— Various Artists – Fire in Little Africa

— Various Artists – Modern Love: A David Bowie Tribute Album

— Various Artists – Now That’s What I Call Music! Now Love Forever: The Anthems

— Velcro – Te La Buscaste

— VEN (Kieran Shundall of Circa Waves) – VEN EP

— The Vicious Head Society – Extinction Level Event

— Violet Orlandi – High Priest Daughter

— What Strange Beasts – The Maestro’s Tale

— wifisfuneral – Smoking Mirrors EP

— Wombo – Keesh Mountain EP

— The Wring – Wring² Project Cipher

— Wyldest – Monthly Friend

— Yndi – Noir Brésil

— Zachary Utz (of Dope Body) – Cave Print

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