THE ROUND UP: SEPTEMBER '16
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.
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