Sunday, March 27, 2016
Rough Trade Album of the Month Club: March 2016 pack.
An unusual month but rewarding. Core Album: Unloved - Guilty of Love + Bonus Disc. A collaboration between David Holmes and Keefus Cancia aka the guy who soundtracked True Detective. At first I was a bit ambivalent but this album grew on me big time. It's full of sixties sounds, swirling instrumentals and catchy tunes. 8/10. The rest: Cavern of Anti-matter - Void beats/invocation trex. Cavern of Anit-matter consists of two members of the now defunct Stereolab and that influence shows, there's those jangley moments mixed with beats. However there's a keyboardist with them and at times a lot of the tracks sound like something off the Warp label. The album is an hour long and a lot of tracks go over the 9 minute mark so this took about two weeks for it to work its magic but I was rewarded for this is an interesting record. 8/10 Andrew Weatherall - Convenanza. I liked this one instantly. Bouncy post punk grooves mixed with brass and dub. It's melodic and took me by surprise. 8.5/10. April - Black Mountain May - Luh (YES!!!) June - Minor Victories?? Max Jury??? Palace Winter??? ( my money's on Max Jury)