This week we’ll take Japanese-inspired beats from Nyolfen and The Present, take a lengthy psych excursion with Sun Araw, hear Brian Eno meet poetry and hear some classic haziness with Talk Talk.
We’ll also take a couple of tracks from the new solo album from Dirty Projectors bassist Nat Baldwin, filled with song and a free jazz vibe, and also a track from a new compilation of rarities from the Magnetic Field’s Stephin Merritt.
* all links are to legal downloads
Nyolfen – South Pole from “Four Poles” (Bunkai-Kei) (5:12)
Nat Baldwin – Weights from “People Changes” (Western Vinyl) (4:11)
Stephin Merritt – Forever and a Day from the rareties compilation “Obscurities” (Merge) (1:57)
Nat Baldwin – Lifted from “People Changes” (Western Vinyl) (5:47)
Talk Talk – Inheritance from “Spirit of Eden” (EMI) (5:24)
Rick Holland and Brian Eno – Imagine New Times from non-album free download to accompany “Drums Between the Bells” (Warp)- (4:25)
The Present – Battaki from free download (Independent) (4:16)
Innergaze – Shadow Disco from the 12″ “Shadow Disco” (100% Silk) (5:13)
Nyolfen – West Pole from “Four Poles” (Bunkai-Kei) (4:06)
Sun Araw – Crete from “Ancient Romans” (Sun Ark) (9:30)
White Car – Empty City from Tombs of Transition (Independent) (4:37)