Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 1/10/21

Album of the Week – 1/10/21

This week features new albums by artists including Explosions In The Sky (Big Bend: An Original Soundtrack for Public Television), The The (The Comeback Special), Pond (9) and Strand of Oaks (In Heaven) among many others.

Our album of the week is by one of our favourite artists in Howe Gelb, but this one is a little different, as it involves The Colorist Orchestra, who make old songs sound new and wonderful. They’ve added their magic to some of Howe’s tracks and you can enjoy them below!

Album of the Week – The Colorist Orchestra & Howe Gelb – Not On the Map

The Colorist Orchestra is an avant classical music collective led by Aarich Jespers and Kobe Proesmans that uses traditional and bespoke instruments in unorthodox ways to remix the repertoire of an invited artist. Their new single “Gentle On My Mind” is a stunning preview of Not On The Map, their latest collaboration with maverick songwriter Howe Gelb, coming this fall from Dangerbird Records. The band gives their thoughts on the track below:

“Thanks to Howe, we rediscovered this fantastic song (Gentle On My Mind). The words paint pictures that keep coming like a river. Finding the right pallet to give that river enough drive and also melodically maintain enough space for the content of the lyrics was a fine challenge. The melodic extra information we added gives just that space for the images to sink in. We really like the way howe tells and sings this song, while playing, you embrace his story so intensely that there is nothing left but the here and now.” – Kobe Proesmans

“Harkens back to the early 70s. Before it all turned decadent in the counterculture. The last remnants of the beat era. The hipster as hobo. Riding the rails. Cuppin the hot tin cup of crappy coffee.” – Howe Gelb

Albums of Note:

— The Accidentals – Vessel

— Explosions In The Sky – Big Bend: (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television)

— The Mars Volta – The Bedlamn in Goliath (Vinyl Reissue)

— Strand of Oaks – In Heaven

— Pond – 9

— The The – The Comeback Special

Albums Released on October 1st:

— 1000 Bone Cylinder Explosion – Bind

— 6:33 – Feary Tales For Strange Lullabies: The Dome

— A Broken Design – Another Day in Hell (Reissue)

— The Accidentals – Vessel

— Anders Parker – Wolf Reckoning

— Artillery – By Inheritance (Vinyl Reissue)

— Asleep at the Wheel – Half A Hundred Years

— audiobooks – Astro Tough

— BABYMETAL – 10 Babymetal Budokan

— Becca Stevens, Gisela João, Justin Stanton, Louis Cato, and Michael League – Mirrors EP

— Ben Marc – Breathe Suite EP

— BETRAYME – Níhil Óbstat EP

— Black Dice – Mod Prog Sic

— Black Sabbath – Technical Ecstasy: Super Deluxe Edition

— Bonnie Cosby – Virginiana EP

— Boy Scouts – Wayfinder

— Brandi Carlile – In These Silent Days

— Brett Naucke – Mirror Ensemble

— Buck Owens & The Buckaroos – Ain’t It Amazing, Gracie(Reissue)

— Buck Owens & The Buckaroos – In the Palm of Your Hands (Reissue)

— Buck Owens & The Buckaroos – (It’s a) Monster’s Holuday (Reissue)

— Caitlin Rose – Own Side Now Deluxe Anniversary Edition

— Caveman Cult – Blood and Extinction

— Cellista – Pariah

— Charlie Grey & Joseph Peach – Spiorachas – A High Place

— Charred – Prayers of Malediction

— Cindy – 1:2 (Digital Release)

— Circle of Dust – Circle of Dust: 25th Anniversary Edition

— The Colorist Orchestra & Howe Gelb – Not On the Map

— Constant Follower – Neither is, nor ever was

— Couplet – LP1

— Crystal Spiders – Moriersis

— Curved Light – Spirit Echo

— Daniel Sherman – UNCAGED

— Dar Williams – I’ll Meet You Here

— Diet Cig – I Don’t Like Driving Like I Used To EP

— Dirty Nice – Lobster

— The Doobie Brothers – Liberté

— Ducks Ltd. – Modern Fiction

— DUEL – In Carne Persona

— Dying Wish – Fragments Of A Bitter Memory

— Enslaved – Caravans to the Outer Worlds EP

— Explosions In The Sky – Big Bend: (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television)

— Faultress – Nocturnes

— Fear Connection – Progeny Of A Social Disease

— Flesia – Trost

— Foamboy – My Sober Daydream

— Foul Body Autopsy – Shadows Without Light: Part 1

— Four Stroke Baron – Classics

— Full of Hell – Garden of Burning Apparitions

— GLOK (Andy Bell of Ride) – Pattern Recognition

— Goatpsalm & Horthodox – Ash

— Goodbye Honolulu – Goodbye Honolulu

— Grateful Dead – Listen to the River: St. Louis ’71 ’72 ’73

— Gustaf – Audio Drag For Ego Slobs

— Heiress – Distant Fires

— Hovvdy – True Love

— illuminati hotties – Let Me Do One More

— Jacob Sartorius – Lost But Found EP

— Jeremy Shada – Vintage

— Jeremy Zucker – Crusher

— John Prine – Fair & Square (Vinyl Reissue)

— JoJo – Trying Not To Think About It

— Joshua Speers – Midnight Horses EP

— JW Francis – Wanderkid

— Kalabrese – Let Love Rumpel (Part 1)

— Kedr Livanskiy – Liminal Soul

— Kit Grill – Fragile

— Kryptos – Force Of Danger

— Leisure – Side B EP

— Light Of The Morning Star – Charnel Noir

— Lil Lotus – Errør Boy (Physical Release)

— Lily Rose – Stronger Than I Am

— Liotta Soul – Cool EP

— The Liquor Store – Colossus

— Logan Mize – Welcome to Prairieville

— Lonr. – Land Of Nothing Real 2 EP

— Mark Rogers – Rythmn of the Roads

— The Mars Volta – The Bedlamn in Goliath (Vinyl Reissue)

— Mat Kearney – January Flower (Deluxe)

— Matt Robidoux – At Dust

— Meek Mill – Expensive Pain

— Megalith Levitation – Void Psalms

— Metallica – The Metallica Blacklist (Physical Release)

— Michael Oscillate – Hyperbolic Hypnosis of Luminescence

— Mike Etten – Love Wash

— Ministry – Moral Hygiene

— Minni – Orange Flower Weep EP

— Misty River – Promises

— Mod Con – Modern Condition

— Mötley Crüe – Shout at the Devil (Reissue)

— Myriam Gendron – Ma Délire – Songs of Love Lost & Found

— NecroticGoreBeast – Human Deviance Galore

— Neil Young – OBS1: Carnie Hall 1970

— Nine Pound Hammer – When The Shit Goes Down

— Olan Monk – Auto Life EP

— The Persian Leaps – Drone Etiquette

— Petite Amie – Petite Amie

— Pharmacist – Carnal Pollution

— Phillip Frobos (of Omni) – Vague Enough to Satisfy

— Pink Turns Blue – Tainted

— Pond – 9

— Princess Century – s u r r e n d e r

— Rachel Flowers – Bigger On The Inside

— Red On – Ordinary Ghosts

— Ross Cooper – Chasing Old Highs (Deluxe Edition)

— Rudolph Johnson – The Second Coming (Reissue)

— Saint Abdullah – To Live A La West Pt. 2

— The Script – Tales From the Script

— Secondhand Sound – The Best & Worst Of Times

— Shad – TAO

— Silas Short – Drawing EP

— SILT – Contact High EP

— Simone Faraci – Echo Ex Machina

— Snares Of Sixes – MoonBladder

— Spector – Now or Whenever

— Spiteful Bum – We Have Blud

— Strand of Oaks – In Heaven

— Sun Atoms – Let There Be Light

— Swellshark – All of My Almost

— Sylvie – Sylvie EP

— The The – The Comeback Special

— Tim Story – Moebius Stripes

— Tirzah – Colourgrade

— Tony Bennett – Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album (Reissue)

— Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – Love For Sale

— Torture of Hypocrisy – Humanufacture

— United Defiance – Change The Frequency

— Ustad Saami – East Pakistan Sky

— Wage War – Manic

— Walter Bishop, Jr.’s 4th Cycle – Keeper of My Soul (Reissue)

— Wiki – Half God

— Wingless – Nonconform

— Work Party – My Best Days Are Behind Me

— Valley – Last Birthday EP

— Various Artists – The Daptone Super Soul Revue Live at the Apollo

— Various Artists – Home Alone Christmas (Vinyl Reissue)

— Various Artists – Mighty Fine: An Austin City Limits Tribute to Walter Hyatt

— Various Artists – TRESOR 30

— Victor Internet  – Blue 2000

— Vincent Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas (Limited 2021 Edition)

— Xander Cameron – Rebel RM Roseme EP

— Yes – The Quest

— YUNGMORPHEUS & Eyedres – Affable With Pointed Teeth

— Zoodrake – seven

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