The Round Up: September '16

THE ROUND UP: SEPTEMBER '16

OCTOBER 2016


September saw the release of a raft of new albums from big names that we haven't been able to stop listening to. In particular, Solange returned with A Seat At The Table – an intensely personal polemic against the continuing structural and physical violence inflicted upon black people, especially women, in America. New LPs from Warpaint, Bon Iver and Nicolas Jaar have also been on repeat.

Other new releases came from restless jazz saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings and his new project, Shabaka and the Ancestors; the afro-grooves of Togo's Vaudou Game; and the euphoric techno of Skudge. Elsewhere, we've reached back and discovered gems in the shape of Dizzy Gillespie and Lalo Schifrin's jazz funk on 1977's Free Ride; Arthur Russell's posthumous compilation of previously unreleased tunes, Calling Out Of Context; and the Yoruba Singers' Black Pepper, from 1984 (which went down a treat at our recent set for Farm Fest).

Have a gander and see what jumps out.


CLICK ON A PIECE OF ARTWORK TO HEAR A TRACK FROM THAT RELEASE.


PINK FREUD - PLAYS AUTECHRE (MORE MUSIC AGENCY, 2015)

PINK FREUD - PLAYS AUTECHRE (MORE MUSIC AGENCY, 2015)

SHACKLETON WITH ERNESTO TOMASINI - DEVOTIONAL SONGS (HONEST JON'S RECORDS, 2016)

SHACKLETON WITH ERNESTO TOMASINI - DEVOTIONAL SONGS (HONEST JON'S RECORDS, 2016)

SHABAKA AND THE ANCESTORS - WISDOM OF ELDERS (BROWNSWOOD RECORDINGS, 2016)

SHABAKA AND THE ANCESTORS - WISDOM OF ELDERS (BROWNSWOOD RECORDINGS, 2016)

MIM SULEIMAN - ADERA DERA (BUBBLETEASE COMMUNICATIONS, 2015)

MIM SULEIMAN - ADERA DERA (BUBBLETEASE COMMUNICATIONS, 2015)

SURFACE - FALLING IN LOVE (SALSOUL RECORDS, 1983)

SURFACE - FALLING IN LOVE (SALSOUL RECORDS, 1983)

ARTHER RUSSELL - CALLING OUT OF CONTEXT (ROUGH TRADE, 2004)

ARTHER RUSSELL - CALLING OUT OF CONTEXT (ROUGH TRADE, 2004)

DONNY HATHAWAY - EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING (ATCO, 1970)

DONNY HATHAWAY - EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING (ATCO, 1970)

SKUDGE - BALANCING POINT (SKUDGE RECORDS, 2016)

SKUDGE - BALANCING POINT (SKUDGE RECORDS, 2016)

TOMMY GUERRERO - SOUL FOOD TAQUERIA (MO' WAX, 2003)

TOMMY GUERRERO - SOUL FOOD TAQUERIA (MO' WAX, 2003)

DIZZY GILLESPIE & LALO SCHIFRIN - FREE RIDE (PABLO RECORDS, 1977)

DIZZY GILLESPIE & LALO SCHIFRIN - FREE RIDE (PABLO RECORDS, 1977)

STEVE LEHMAN - SÉLÉBÉYONE (PI RECORDINGS, 2016)

STEVE LEHMAN - SÉLÉBÉYONE (PI RECORDINGS, 2016)

TEHO TEARDO & BLIXA BARGELD - NERISSIMO (SPECULA RECORDS, 2016)

TEHO TEARDO & BLIXA BARGELD - NERISSIMO (SPECULA RECORDS, 2016)

BON IVER - 22, A MILLION (JAGJAGUWAR, 2016)

BON IVER - 22, A MILLION (JAGJAGUWAR, 2016)

BOARDS OF CANADA - GEOGADDI (WARP, 2002)

BOARDS OF CANADA - GEOGADDI (WARP, 2002)

NICOLAS JAAR - SIRENS (OTHER PEOPLE, 2016)

NICOLAS JAAR - SIRENS (OTHER PEOPLE, 2016)

YORUBA SINGERS - BLACK PEPPER (LEFT EAR RECORDS, 2016)

YORUBA SINGERS - BLACK PEPPER (LEFT EAR RECORDS, 2016)

KIMIKO KASAI & HERBIE HANCOCK - BUTTERFLY (SONY RECORDS, 1997)

KIMIKO KASAI & HERBIE HANCOCK - BUTTERFLY (SONY RECORDS, 1997)

MARCOS VALLE - MARCOS VALLE (SOM LIVRE, 1983)

MARCOS VALLE - MARCOS VALLE (SOM LIVRE, 1983)

ALSARAH & THE NUBATONES - MANARA (WONDERWHEEL, 2016)

ALSARAH & THE NUBATONES - MANARA (WONDERWHEEL, 2016)

VANISHING TWIN - CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE (SOUNDWAY, 2016)

VANISHING TWIN - CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE (SOUNDWAY, 2016)

EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN - KOLLAPS (ZICKZACK, 1981)

EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN - KOLLAPS (ZICKZACK, 1981)

SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER - WELCOME TO MIKROSECTOR-50 (R&S RECORDS, 2013)

SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER - WELCOME TO MIKROSECTOR-50 (R&S RECORDS, 2013)

ZOMBY - ULTRA (HYPERDUB, 2016)

ZOMBY - ULTRA (HYPERDUB, 2016)

DOLLAR BRAND ‎- UNDERGROUND IN AFRICA (MANDALA, 1974)

DOLLAR BRAND ‎- UNDERGROUND IN AFRICA (MANDALA, 1974)

COSMIC GAL - KEEP ON MOVING (OVERSEAS RECORDS, 1979)

COSMIC GAL - KEEP ON MOVING (OVERSEAS RECORDS, 1979)

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - SKELETON TREE (BAD SEED LTD., 2016)

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - SKELETON TREE (BAD SEED LTD., 2016)

MNDSGN - BODY WASH (STONES THROW, 2016)

MNDSGN - BODY WASH (STONES THROW, 2016)

IDRIS ACKAMOOR & THE PYRAMIDS - WE BE ALL AFRICANS (STRUT, 2016)

IDRIS ACKAMOOR & THE PYRAMIDS - WE BE ALL AFRICANS (STRUT, 2016)

SOLANGE - A SEAT AT THE TABLE (COLUMBIA, 2016)

SOLANGE - A SEAT AT THE TABLE (COLUMBIA, 2016)

MILES DAVIS - ON THE CORNER (COLUMBIA STUDIO, 1972)

MILES DAVIS - ON THE CORNER (COLUMBIA STUDIO, 1972)

ANTHONY JOSEPH - CARIBBEAN ROOTS (HEAVENLY SWEETNESS / STRUT, 2016)

ANTHONY JOSEPH - CARIBBEAN ROOTS (HEAVENLY SWEETNESS / STRUT, 2016)

THOMAS NEWMAN - AMERICAN BEAUTY (OST DREAMWORKS, 1999)

THOMAS NEWMAN - AMERICAN BEAUTY (OST DREAMWORKS, 1999)

THE GASLAMP KILLER - INSTRUMENTALEPATHY (CUSS RECORDS, 2016)

THE GASLAMP KILLER - INSTRUMENTALEPATHY (CUSS RECORDS, 2016)

VAUDOU GAME - KIDAYU (HOT CASA, 2016)

VAUDOU GAME - KIDAYU (HOT CASA, 2016)

BJÖRK - VULNICURA (ONE LITTLE INDIAN, 2015)

BJÖRK - VULNICURA (ONE LITTLE INDIAN, 2015)

THE DWARFS OF EAST AGOUZA - BES (NAWA RECORDINGS, 2016)

THE DWARFS OF EAST AGOUZA - BES (NAWA RECORDINGS, 2016)

WARPAINT - HEADS UP (ROUGH TRADE, 2016)

WARPAINT - HEADS UP (ROUGH TRADE, 2016)

F ENERGY - DISTORTION (7EVEN RECORDINGS, 2010)

F ENERGY - DISTORTION (7EVEN RECORDINGS, 2010)

CHEMICAL BROTHERS - DIG YOUR OWN HOLE (VIRGIN, 1997)

CHEMICAL BROTHERS - DIG YOUR OWN HOLE (VIRGIN, 1997)