The Round Up: February '17

THE ROUND UP: FEBRUARY '17

MARCH 2017


February was a BIG month of discoveries and releases. Without further ado...

Stand out releases out of L.A. this month came in the return of Jonwayne and Thundercat with Rap Album Two and Drunk, and Syd's debut solo full-length, Fin. Bing & Ruth's captivating new record No Home of the Mind has had some serious playback, as has Yazz Ahmed's new EP, which acts as a prequel to her forthcoming album. Heavy discoveries include Oliver Coates' Upstepping from last year, Popol Vuh's Hosiana Mantra and Hurbert Law's Romeo & Juliet.


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


DAYME AROCENA - CUBAFONÍA (BROWNSWOOD, 2017)

DAYME AROCENA - CUBAFONÍA (BROWNSWOOD, 2017)

WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL (BLUE NOTE, 1964)

WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL (BLUE NOTE, 1964)

OLIVER COATES - UPSTEPPING (PRAH, 2016)

OLIVER COATES - UPSTEPPING (PRAH, 2016)

PHIL FRANCE - THE SWIMMER (GONDWANA, 2017)

PHIL FRANCE - THE SWIMMER (GONDWANA, 2017)

BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE - PIANO NIGHTS (PIAS RECORDINGS, 2014)

BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE - PIANO NIGHTS (PIAS RECORDINGS, 2014)

THUNDERCAT - DRUNK (BRAINFEEDER, 2017)

THUNDERCAT - DRUNK (BRAINFEEDER, 2017)

GAUSSIAN CURVE - CLOUDS (MUSIC FROM MEMORY, 2015)

GAUSSIAN CURVE - CLOUDS (MUSIC FROM MEMORY, 2015)

TERRY RILEY - A RAINBOW IN CURVED AIR (COLUMBIA, 1969)

TERRY RILEY - A RAINBOW IN CURVED AIR (COLUMBIA, 1969)

ALABASTER DEPLUME - COPERNICUS (DEBT RECORDS, 2012)

ALABASTER DEPLUME - COPERNICUS (DEBT RECORDS, 2012)

BING AND RUTH - NO HOME OF THE MIND (4AD, 2017)

BING AND RUTH - NO HOME OF THE MIND (4AD, 2017)

POPPY AJUDHA - LOVE FALLS DOWN (2017)

POPPY AJUDHA - LOVE FALLS DOWN (2017)

WILLIAM BASINISKI - DISINTEGRATION LOOPS (2062, 2002)

WILLIAM BASINISKI - DISINTEGRATION LOOPS (2062, 2002)

SIR - HER TOO (TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT, 2017)

SIR - HER TOO (TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT, 2017)

BUGGE WESSELTOFT - NEW CONCEPTIONS OF JAZZ: MOVING (JAZZLAND RECORDINGS, 2001)

BUGGE WESSELTOFT - NEW CONCEPTIONS OF JAZZ: MOVING (JAZZLAND RECORDINGS, 2001)

NIRVANA - BLEACH (SUB POP, 1989)

NIRVANA - BLEACH (SUB POP, 1989)

VISIBLE CLOAKS - REASSEMBLAGE (RVNG INTL., 2017)

VISIBLE CLOAKS - REASSEMBLAGE (RVNG INTL., 2017)

BEN HAUKE - ROUGH, READY, STEADY EP (CHURCH, 2017)

BEN HAUKE - ROUGH, READY, STEADY EP (CHURCH, 2017)

JONWAYNE - RAP ALBUM TWO (AUTHORS, 2017)

JONWAYNE - RAP ALBUM TWO (AUTHORS, 2017)

YAZZ AHMED - THE SPACE BETWEEN THE FISH & THE MOON (NAIM RECORD, 2017)

YAZZ AHMED - THE SPACE BETWEEN THE FISH & THE MOON (NAIM RECORD, 2017)

LES AMAZONES D'AFRIQUE - RÉPUBLIQUE AMAZONE (REAL WORLD, 2017)

LES AMAZONES D'AFRIQUE - RÉPUBLIQUE AMAZONE (REAL WORLD, 2017)

CLAP! CLAP! - A THOUSAND SKIES (BLACK ACRE, 2017)

CLAP! CLAP! - A THOUSAND SKIES (BLACK ACRE, 2017)

SPECIFICS - LONELY CITY (P-VINE, 2004)

SPECIFICS - LONELY CITY (P-VINE, 2004)

MILES DAVIS - MILESTONES (COLUMBIA, 1958)

MILES DAVIS - MILESTONES (COLUMBIA, 1958)

SYD - FIN (COLUMBIA, 2017)

SYD - FIN (COLUMBIA, 2017)

POPOL VUH - HOSIANNA MANTRA (PILZ, 1972)

POPOL VUH - HOSIANNA MANTRA (PILZ, 1972)

THE PLAYLIST - CHASING GOOSEBUMPS (PLAYLIST MUSIC, 2017)

THE PLAYLIST - CHASING GOOSEBUMPS (PLAYLIST MUSIC, 2017)

HURBERT LAWS - ROMEO AND JULIET (COLUMBIA, 1967)

HURBERT LAWS - ROMEO AND JULIET (COLUMBIA, 1967)

ARIMA EDERRA - TEMPORARY FIXES (SELF-RELEASED, 2016)

ARIMA EDERRA - TEMPORARY FIXES (SELF-RELEASED, 2016)

RYAN ADAMS - PRISONER (PAX AMERICANA, 2017)

RYAN ADAMS - PRISONER (PAX AMERICANA, 2017)

SLEATER KINNEY - DIG ME OUT (KILL ROCK STARS, 1997)

SLEATER KINNEY - DIG ME OUT (KILL ROCK STARS, 1997)

SINGLE MOTHERS - NEGATIVE QUALITIES (XL, 2015)

SINGLE MOTHERS - NEGATIVE QUALITIES (XL, 2015)

TOOL - LATERALUS (VOLCANO ENTERTAINMENT, 2001)

TOOL - LATERALUS (VOLCANO ENTERTAINMENT, 2001)

BULLION - LOOP THE LOOP (DEEK RECORDINGS, 2016)

BULLION - LOOP THE LOOP (DEEK RECORDINGS, 2016)