The Round Up: April '16

THE ROUND UP: APRIL '16

APRIL '16


This is a selection of the albums, EPs and 12”s that we've had on repeat over the last month - the records we keep going back to. Some are discoveries of old, others are new releases, and a few are records we'd completely forgotten about. 

Of special note this month: Rhythm Section International's latest release from SilentJay x Jace XL, Sacrifice; Omar S's modestly titled The Best; Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's beautiful new LP, EARS; and Melt Yourself Down's latest release, Last Evenings on Earth. Recent discoveries such as Lou Ragland's Understand Each Other, Masayoshi Takanaka's weird and wonderful story, The Rainbow Goblins, and Hot Sound of Mauritius' enchanting Lalabye, are all also well worth checking out.


MDOU MOCTAR - AKOUNAK TEDALAT TAHA TAZOUGHAI OST (SAHEL SOUNDS, 2015)

MDOU MOCTAR - AKOUNAK TEDALAT TAHA TAZOUGHAI OST (SAHEL SOUNDS, 2015)

KONONO N°1 MEETS BATIDA - NLELE KALUSIMBIKO (CRAMMED RECORDS, 2016)

KONONO N°1 MEETS BATIDA - NLELE KALUSIMBIKO (CRAMMED RECORDS, 2016)

SILENT JAY & JACE XL - SACRIFICE (RHYTHM SECTION, 2016)

SILENT JAY & JACE XL - SACRIFICE (RHYTHM SECTION, 2016)

KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH - EARS (WESTERN VINYL, 2016)

KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH - EARS (WESTERN VINYL, 2016)

GAL COSTA - GAL COSTA (UNIVERSAL, 1969)

GAL COSTA - GAL COSTA (UNIVERSAL, 1969)

OPEN MIKE EAGLE & PAUL WHITE - HELLA PERSONAL FILM FESTIVAL (WICHITA SONGS/DOMINO , 2016)

OPEN MIKE EAGLE & PAUL WHITE - HELLA PERSONAL FILM FESTIVAL (WICHITA SONGS/DOMINO , 2016)

LOU RAGLAND - UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER: LOU RAGLAND IS THE CONVEYOR (SMH RECORDS, 1977)

LOU RAGLAND - UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER: LOU RAGLAND IS THE CONVEYOR (SMH RECORDS, 1977)

TERRACE MARTIN - VELVET PORTRAITS (ROPEADOPE, 2016)

TERRACE MARTIN - VELVET PORTRAITS (ROPEADOPE, 2016)

WES MONTGOMERY - THE INCREDIBLE JAZZ GUITAR OF WES MONTGOMERY (RIVERSIDE // OJC, 1960)

WES MONTGOMERY - THE INCREDIBLE JAZZ GUITAR OF WES MONTGOMERY (RIVERSIDE // OJC, 1960)

MOVE D - TO THE DISCO 77 (ELECTRIC MINDS, 2014)

MOVE D - TO THE DISCO 77 (ELECTRIC MINDS, 2014)

V/A    DJ KOZE PRESENTS PAMPA VOL. 1 (PAMPA RECORDS, 2016)

V/A    DJ KOZE PRESENTS PAMPA VOL. 1 (PAMPA RECORDS, 2016)

ALL SAINTS - RED FLAG (LONDON RECORDS, 2016)

ALL SAINTS - RED FLAG (LONDON RECORDS, 2016)

IDRIS MUHAMMAD - POWER OF SOUL (KUDU RECORDS, 1974)

IDRIS MUHAMMAD - POWER OF SOUL (KUDU RECORDS, 1974)

IMARHAN - IMARHAN (CITY SLANG, 2016)

IMARHAN - IMARHAN (CITY SLANG, 2016)

COLIN STETSON SORROW - A REIMAGINING OF GORECKI'S 3RD SYMPHONY (52HZ, 2016)

COLIN STETSON SORROW - A REIMAGINING OF GORECKI'S 3RD SYMPHONY (52HZ, 2016)

ESBJÖRN SVENSSON TRIO ‎– FROM GAGARIN'S POINT OF VIEW (ACT, 1999)

ESBJÖRN SVENSSON TRIO ‎– FROM GAGARIN'S POINT OF VIEW (ACT, 1999)

MUKATSUKU PRESENTS DIMENZIO/MARIUS CULTIER (MUKATSUKU, 2016)

MUKATSUKU PRESENTS DIMENZIO/MARIUS CULTIER (MUKATSUKU, 2016)

MOSES BOYD ‎– RYE LANE SHUFFLE (EXODUS RECORDS, 2016)

MOSES BOYD ‎– RYE LANE SHUFFLE (EXODUS RECORDS, 2016)

LULA CORTES - PSYCHEDELIC PERNAMBUCO (MR BONGO, 2009)

LULA CORTES - PSYCHEDELIC PERNAMBUCO (MR BONGO, 2009)

DONALD BYRD - STEPPING INTO TOMORROW (BLUE NOTE, 1974)

DONALD BYRD - STEPPING INTO TOMORROW (BLUE NOTE, 1974)

BOMBINO - AZEL (PARTISAN RECORDS, 2016)

BOMBINO - AZEL (PARTISAN RECORDS, 2016)

NADIE LA FONDE - THREE WAY SITUATION (YOLK PRODUCTIONS, 1977)

NADIE LA FONDE - THREE WAY SITUATION (YOLK PRODUCTIONS, 1977)

LACK OF AFRO - HELLO BABY (LOA RECORDS, 2016)

LACK OF AFRO - HELLO BABY (LOA RECORDS, 2016)

SHINA WILLIAMS & HIS AFRICAN PERCUSSIONISTS - AGBOJU LOGUN (EARTH WORKS // ROUGH TRADE, 1984)

SHINA WILLIAMS & HIS AFRICAN PERCUSSIONISTS - AGBOJU LOGUN (EARTH WORKS // ROUGH TRADE, 1984)

GÄA - AUF DER BAHN ZUM URANUS (KERSTON RECORDS, 1973)

GÄA - AUF DER BAHN ZUM URANUS (KERSTON RECORDS, 1973)

KIKO BUN - STICKY SITUATION (ISLAND RECORDS, 2016)

KIKO BUN - STICKY SITUATION (ISLAND RECORDS, 2016)

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. - FIRST ISSUE (VIRGIN, 1978)

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. - FIRST ISSUE (VIRGIN, 1978)

HOT SOUND OF MAURITIUS - LALABYE (CBS, 1976)

HOT SOUND OF MAURITIUS - LALABYE (CBS, 1976)

OMAR S - THE BEST (FXHE, 2016)

OMAR S - THE BEST (FXHE, 2016)

WU LYF - GO TELL FIRE TO THE MOUNTAIN (LYF RECORDINGS, 2011)

WU LYF - GO TELL FIRE TO THE MOUNTAIN (LYF RECORDINGS, 2011)

MASAYOSHI TAKANAKA - THE RAINBOW GOBLINS (KITTY RECORDS, 1981)

MASAYOSHI TAKANAKA - THE RAINBOW GOBLINS (KITTY RECORDS, 1981)

RYO KAWASAKI - SELECTED WORKS 1979 TO 1983 (NUNORTHERN SOUL LTD, 2016)

RYO KAWASAKI - SELECTED WORKS 1979 TO 1983 (NUNORTHERN SOUL LTD, 2016)

KATY B - HONEY (RINSE // VIRGIN EMI, 2016)

KATY B - HONEY (RINSE // VIRGIN EMI, 2016)

KELELA - HALLUCIGEN REMIXES (WARP RECORDS, 2015)

KELELA - HALLUCIGEN REMIXES (WARP RECORDS, 2015)

DR LONNIE SMITH - THINK! (BLUE NOTE, 1968)

DR LONNIE SMITH - THINK! (BLUE NOTE, 1968)

OCCULT ORIENTATED CRIME - JUST A CLOWN ON CRACK (DEKMANTEL, 2016)

OCCULT ORIENTATED CRIME - JUST A CLOWN ON CRACK (DEKMANTEL, 2016)

YAMASUKI SINGERS - LE MONDE FABULEUX DES YAMASUKI (FINDERS KEEPERS, 1971)

YAMASUKI SINGERS - LE MONDE FABULEUX DES YAMASUKI (FINDERS KEEPERS, 1971)

MEIYLER JONES - 2013 (MOSHI MOSHI, 2016)

MEIYLER JONES - 2013 (MOSHI MOSHI, 2016)

BIBIO - A MINERAL LOVE (WARP RECORDS, 2016)

BIBIO - A MINERAL LOVE (WARP RECORDS, 2016)

THE ENSEMBLE AL-SALAAM - THE SOJOURNER (P-VINE RECORDS, 1974)

THE ENSEMBLE AL-SALAAM - THE SOJOURNER (P-VINE RECORDS, 1974)

KING - WE ARE KING (KING CREATIVE LLC, 2016)

KING - WE ARE KING (KING CREATIVE LLC, 2016)

KEVIN MORBY - SINGING SAW (DEAD OCEANS, 2016)

KEVIN MORBY - SINGING SAW (DEAD OCEANS, 2016)

PIRAMIS - PIRAMIS (PEPITA RECORDS, 1977)

PIRAMIS - PIRAMIS (PEPITA RECORDS, 1977)

BEYONCÉ - LEMONADE (COLUMBIA RECORDS, 2016)

BEYONCÉ - LEMONADE (COLUMBIA RECORDS, 2016)

MOONDOG - H'ART SONGS (KOPF RECORDS, 1978)

MOONDOG - H'ART SONGS (KOPF RECORDS, 1978)

ANCHORSONG - CEREMONIAL (TRUTHOUGHTS, 2016)

ANCHORSONG - CEREMONIAL (TRUTHOUGHTS, 2016)

EGYPTIAN LOVER - EGYPTIAN LOVER 1983-1988 (STONES THROW, 2016)

EGYPTIAN LOVER - EGYPTIAN LOVER 1983-1988 (STONES THROW, 2016)

MELT YOURSELF DOWN - LAST EVENINGS ON EARTH (THE LEAF LABEL, 2016)

MELT YOURSELF DOWN - LAST EVENINGS ON EARTH (THE LEAF LABEL, 2016)