Gary Numan – Savage: Songs From A Broken World
Cumbersome title for Gaz's 22nd album which is set in an apocalyptic, post-global warming Earth in the not-too-distant future. One might have assumed it would be a Mad Max rampage but there is no technology left and with most of the planet a desolate desert wasteland it's maybe more like The Road soundtracked by NIN.
Gary Numan – My Name Is Ruin
Death From Above – Outrage Is Now
Possibly a companion piece to the Numan album, here's some more punkified disco rock from Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler (bass, keys, synths) – the perfect soundtrack to Armageddon’s dancefloor.
Death From Above – Holy Books
Benjamin Clementine – I Tell A Fly
The new album from Gorillaz collaborator and 2015 Mercury Prize winner Clementine is his take on migration and displacement and is as soulful, original and unpredictable as ever.
Benjamin Clementine - Phantom Of Aleppoville
Micah P. Hinson – Presents The Holy Strangers
Described by the artist as being a modern folk opera, it's the story of a war-time family, going from birth to love, to marriage and children, to war and betrayal, murder to suicide – spanning all of the strange and glorious places life can lead. Hinson wherever possible has avoided digital technology in the recording process, using ancient reel-to-reels, analogue keyboards, old Tascam and Yamaha mixing desks.
Micah P. Hinson – Lover's Lane
Foo Fighters – Concrete And Gold
Never a man to undersell his band Dave Grohl describes this as a gigantic hard rock record, likening it to Motorhead's version of Sgt. Peppers which would probably bemuse Lemmy and Lennon equally.
Foo Fighters – The Sky Is A Neighborhood
The Surfing Magazines – The Surfing Magazines
David Tattersall and Franic Rozycki of The Wave Pictures join with Slow Club's Charles Watson, in a garage, blues, southern rock fusion with a big dash of Lou Reed. Witty, wistful and wonderful, standout tracks include the wistful Lines and Shadows and the supremely catchy New Day:
Ariel Pink – Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
Another pop odyssey from Pink delivered with the customary originality and nerve. The album’s title references a real-life LA musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story in a series of blogs and YouTube tirades.
Ariel Pink – Another Weekend
This week's selection is by Michael Moloney, aka llamalpaca from the vinyl-only record and design store, Chameleon, with additions by The Landlord.
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