Aural Delights 454


  • Harry Stafford and Marco Butcher – There’s Someone Tryin’ To Get In – Single (2021)
    • Preview Track from the forthcoming album “Bone Architecture”
  • Ron S Peno and The Superstitions – Lovelight – Do The Understanding (2021)
    • Four years (and one global pandemic) since the Australian Music Prize-longlisted ‘Guiding Light’ (2017) elevated the band to new peaks of artistry, Ron S. Peno and The Superstitions return with ‘Do the Understanding’, a stunning new record born from connection and perseverance.
  • The Moodists – Some Kinda Jones – Two Fisted Art (1980 – 1986) (2007)
  • Adam & Elvis – The Landlord – Single (2021)
    • wonky six-piece from Reading who bring ragtime and new wave together in their energetic songwriting. Their sets are notoriously playful and crammed full of spine tingling melodies and off kilter disco beats. It has taken over twenty different lineups for the band to get the sound they are happy with. Only Irish brothers Patrick and Thomas Malone have remained from the original band.
  • Great North Star – Gilesse 581g – Great North Star (2021)
    • Acid Test Recordings have announced a vinyl release of the self titled debut album from Great North Star which has previously been available digitally from Bandamp.
    • The listener is asked to imagine Richard Thompson during his Grizzly Man soundtrack era and Papa M’s Live From A Shark’s Cage meeting the stargazing qualities of primetime Harmonia and the muted electronica of Aphex Twin and you are in the same headspace as this two piece. Dean Thom’s rangy electric guitar stretches out wistfully over Phil Considine’s drums and electronic flutter.
  • Luciano & Mikey General – Redemption – Answer 2021 Riddim (2021)
    • The Answer riddim, originally recorded by Clement “Coxsone” Dodd for Slim Smith in 1967, is undoubtedly one of the most versioned riddims of all time, and everyone from Dennis Brown to Frankie Paul has lent their hand to the tune. For this 2021 spin on the classic, DJ Madd invokes early digital productions ala Prince Jammy and Bobby Digital but with the signature Dub-Stuy twist: high-powered, heavyweight and minimalist production. Bouncy, rubber-band basslines and hypnotic snare hits make Answer 2021 Riddim danceable and upbeat,
  • Lotus Thrones – Precipice – Lovers In Wartime (2021)
    • Philadelphia-based LOTUS THRONES, the solo project formed by former Wolvhammer and Across Tundras drummer Heath Rave during the 2020 quarantine, has completed its first full-length release. Following a five-year hiatus from releasing music, Heath Rave launched LOTUS THRONES in the past several months, to stay creative and return to playing music during lockdown. With the advent of technology making it easy to work alone, he began investigating new instruments and recording methods, exploring styles and genres of music he grew up on, including post-punk, industrial, goth, post-metal, dream pop, shoegaze, and more with an occasional nod to his hardcore roots, merging influences from the likes of Killing Joke, Sisters Of Mercy, Neurosis, Danzig, Justin Broadrick, Portishead, The Cure, and more, and handling all instrumentation on his own.
  • Lingua Ignota – The Order Of Spiritual Virgins – Sinner Get Ready (2021)
    • Kristin Hayter, known professionally as Lingua Ignota, is an American classically trained multi-instrumentalist.
    • In 2017, she self-released the albums Let the Evil of His Own Lips Cover Him and All Bitches Die under the Lingua Ignota moniker (Latin for “unknown language”), which spread through word-of-mouth. Lingua Ignota’s music caught the attention of Profound Lore Records, who re-issued All Bitches Die and released her third studio album Caligula in 2019. She draws on her experiences as a survivor of domestic violence for musical and lyrical inspiration, and describes her music as “survivor anthems”. She is originally from Southern California and currently resides in Pennsylvania.
    • Her new release, Sinner Get Ready, is an abrasive, unsettling portrait of devotion and betrayal, judgment and consequence, set in the severe and derelict landscape of rural Pennsylvania, a neglected and interstitial region deeply embedded with a particularly austere brand of Christianity, and where Hayter currently lives. The rigorous and almost procedural psycho-geographical approach reflects an obsession with externalizing that site as the locus of great personal pain — pain that is the Will of that region’s presiding God; an atonement for sin that only the blood of Jesus can cleanse.
  • Ron S Peno and The Superstitions – Darkness Heart – Do The Understanding (2021)
  • The Moodists -Enough Legs Left To Live On – Two Fisted Art (1980 – 1986) (2007)
  • Danielle Dax – Inky Bloaters – Inky Bloaters (1987)
    • the third solo album It was originally recorded between 1985 & 1987, and released in 1987 on the Awesome Records label. This was the last album by Dax released on the Awesome label before signing with Sire. The album was re-released in 1993 on the Biter of Thorpe label (BOT131-04CD) and distributed through World Serpent Distribution. Dax wrote all the words for the album and shared music arrangement with David Knight. Dax provided vocals, guitars, keyboards, flute, sitar, kalimba, percussion and drone guitar. David Knight played guitars, tapes, keyboards, percussion and drone guitar. Ian Sturgess played additional bass, harmonica, jaw harp and percussion. Steve Reeves played guitar and composed music for When I Was Young. Martyn Watts played drums. The cover artwork is by Dax.
  • Marc Riley & The Creepers – Cure By Choice – Creepin’ At Maida Vale (1984)
  • Great North Star – The Stones That Speak – Great North Star (2021)
  • The Fall – I Feel Voxish – Live to Air In Melbourne 1982 (2020)
  • Frank Zappa – Montana (Whipping Floss) – You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 2: The Helsinki Concert (1974)
  • Lingua Ignota – The Sacred Linament of Judgement – Sinner Get Ready (2021)
  • Disappear – Doppelgänger – Single (2021)
    • Whiskey Pickle digital is back with another curveball for all y’all. Did ya miss us? On this release we have Denied Music music head honcho Daniel Allen debuting his new downtempo alias Disappear. He’s turned out four deep mellow cuts of pure psychedelic bliss that are sure to twist your melon man.
  • Ron S Peno and The Superstitions – I Think It’s Gonna Rain – Do The Understanding (2021)
  • Sr. Wilson – Foodie Session – Answer 2021 Riddim (2021)
  • Lotus Thrones – I and I Survive – Lovers In Wartime (2021)
  • The Moodists -See John – Two Fisted Art (1980 – 1986) (2007)
  • Lingua Ignota – The Solitary Brethren of Ephata – Sinner Get Ready (2021)
  • Marc Riley & The Creepers – Location Bangladesh – Creepin’ At Maida Vale (1984)
  • Great North Star – Birds on the Dee Estuary – Great North Star (2021)
  • Disappear – Tender Vittles – Single (2021)

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