Malcolm Middleton – Summer of '13
Malcolm's first album in seven years is a delight, his customary bouncy catchiness enhanced by Miaoux Miaoux's production. The album features guest appearances by Beta Band/The Aliens founder Gordon Anderson aka Lone Pigeon (also creator of the album’s artwork), De Rosa's Martin John Henry and First Aid Kit’s Scott Simpson.
Malcolm Middleton – Steps
Beth Orton – Kidsticks
Having relocated to Laurel Canyon, Orton returns to the beats and loops based composition style, recalling her work with William Orbit. Co-produced by Beth and Andrew Hung (Fuck Buttons).
Beth Orton - 1973
Daphne Guinness – Optimist In Black
Talent in the fashion world does not always make for a successful transition into music but Guinness has the considerable assistance of Tony Visconti on her debut album.
Daphne Guinness - Evening In Space
Also look out for:
Holy Fuck - Congrats
The Toronto-based electronica quartet release their first album since 2010. Here’s Tom Tom, with a video shot in Romania:
Gold Panda - Good Luck and Do Your Best
Inspired by a trip to Japan but recorded in Chelmsford, the newly signed to City Slang musician and producer showcases his first single Time Eater from the album with work from Isreali visual artist and long-time collaborator, Ronni Shendar, who recorded the footage in New York,, Berlin, Cologne Hong Kong and Las Vegas.
Vinyl Reissue Of The Week
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
Finally available on vinyl again after 25 years, Laughing Stock is a reminder of the loss to music of Mark Hollis's talents. Ahead of its time, the album continues in the vein of Spirit Of Eden's post rock - the songs could be described as mood movements.
Talk Talk - After The Flood