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2021

A perfectly sequenced “post-modern mixtape of 12 micro-genres” created by The Numero Group’s Ken Shipley, Reach takes listeners through morning bird songs, afternoon new age, evening soul jazz, […]

“Ten textured vignettes delicately drawn with guitar, bass and organic percussion. Relaxing, reflective and endlessly beautiful, ‘Tidal’ explores elemental inspiration through a humanistic gaze.”

“London post-punk outfit Dry Cleaning’s dazzling debut delivers on every level – masterful musicianship and boundary-pushing lyricism. Florence Shaw’s stream-of-conscious songwriting takes you through a playful journey of […]

Originally released in 1983-1984; Compilation 12″ of released/unreleased recordings highlighting the best of overlooked 80’s Manchester new wave trio’s versatile pop sensibilities.

29 fully-fleshed soft-pop masterpieces from the late psych/folk legend Margo Guryan’s songwriting vault. “Margo’s demos are baroque masterpieces, featuring string arrangements, circus organ, chamber-pop rhythm sections and tons […]

Previously unreleased work from Don Cherry in collaboration with a large cast of international musicians enlisted by saxophonist and recording engineer Göran Freese. Recorded July 1968 in Nacka, […]

One of our favorite releases of the year, Melbourne-based artist YL Hooi’s Untitled debut on Efficient Space merges the seemingly disparate worlds of post-punk, DIY minimalism, and dub […]

Prolific multidisciplinary Polish artist Wojciech Bąkowski has made a name for himself as a promising visual artist in his home country. When he’s not presenting films, artwork, or […]

Big, warm analog synths lead the dialogue on C.R. Gillespie’s “electronic travelogue inspired equally by imagination, immersion, and the emotional terrain of both inner and outer landscapes.”

Compiled by Melody As Truth’s Jonny Nash, Melodies In The Sand is a collection of modern classical works that mix European folk traditions with Cocteau Twins dream pop […]

When music speaks to both the past, present, and futures to come, it invites listeners to take pause and cherish the moment. Contours’ recent release Balafon Sketches does […]

Released in early 2021 and without a doubt a frontrunner in our “Best of the Year” list is the lowkey, self-titled debut LP from Ireland based graphic designer […]

Originally recorded in 1981-1982; Long lost album of previously unreleased material from virtually unknown Liverpool dub-influenced indie/new wave duo Careless Hands. “Most of the recordings we produced were […]

Lush, textural ambient soundscapes from the Midwestern quiet music duo. Late 2021 repress featuring Hureco S., The Humble Bee, DJ Paradise, &. Dntel remixes.

10 brand new reinterpretations of the 2021 charming & low-key debut ambient album from Picnic. Lush, deep and emotive works from Nadia Khan, Newworldaquarium, Ben Bondy, Mister Water […]

Carefully curated un-sequenced mixtape of wide ranging sounds from pop to downtempo to disco compiled by DJ Harvey capturing the spirit of his now legendary residency at Pike’s […]

“Though sequenced from the same sessions as both previous Peak Oil vinyl collections, Vol. 3 flexes an even more subliminal sense of finesse, sculpting gossamer software gauze and […]

“Debut LP by non-binary Los Angeles-based artist Green-House Olive Ardizoni Music for Living Spaces representing an evolution of its predecessor’s minimalist compositions into songs that move with winsome […]

“Initially quietly published then deleted via the 2020 pandemic-obscured Fresh Bread website – this 52-track all genre Sam Gendel anthology showcases unreleased tracks collected from Gendel’s personal archive […]

Ethereal balearic bossa and soulful ambient guitar from the Spanish guitarist on his first full length LP. With production contributions from Chee Shimizu, Miku-Mari, Lexx, Berlin Lama, and […]

Lush, melodic dronescapes veering into pop territories from the rising Texas experimental musician in collaboration with visual artist Dani Toral.

Improvisational indie jazz/folk pieces recorded in Cologne, Germany using a natural free-form flowing approach to the songwriting process.

Somber and reflective instrumental ambient-jazz from the Ohio multi-instrumentalist. “Flurries of piano, guitar lines, and other more alien instrumentation shimmer delicately, but before they coalesce into familiar shapes […]

9 track LP of midwest madness, tweaked to its limits during 2020 lockdown. Featuring vocoder-funk classic “Sexy Body”, the lost slo-jam “This Is Dedicated”.. and unreleased electro bomb […]

Second outing from the esteemed Bristol jazz trio delivering their unique brand of blissful, woozy jazz meets experimental sophisticated trip-pop for London based record store label World Of […]

Sunshine-tinged modern dub excursions from the Puerto Rica born, LA based multi-instrumentalist Pachy. “a little bit San Juan, a little L.A., and a whole lot of Studio One […]

“L.A. ‘s afro-futurist fantasy harpist/vocalist/composer Nailah Hunter presents awaited new material via the minimalist hi-fi Quietude EP of cover songs” – featuring stripped down takes on Donovan, Radiohead […]

A fresh and highly original take on modern soul/hip hop paying tribute to Chicago and its rich musical and cultural history while taking a record diggers collage style […]

Originally recorded in 1971; Beautifully fragile folk / soft rock daydream previously unreleased. Reforaged and mastered by Forager Records in Los Angeles.

Collaboration between Midwest ambient techno hero Brian Leeds (aka Huerco S.), British cellist and composer Lucy Railton, and NYC sound artist Britton Powell combing skills to create a […]

A truly unique meeting of experimental pop songs and traditional folklore from the Copenhagen-based, Scottish-born composer Clarissa Connelly. “Characterized by complex arrangements, big compounded chords, as well as […]

Debut album from Ireland based graphic designer Mel Keane exploring evocations in experimental ambient, deconstructed dub, field recordings & modern classical. “The humble Frog of Earth ponders nothing […]

Spacious electro-acoustic jazz combining Roland 808 rhythms, piano, tenor sax, synthesizers, shakers, saxophone, and contrabass recorded remotely in collaboration with musicians from various different backgrounds.

Highly intimate and intricately produced poetic folk songs written in various cities across the world inspired by topics such as systemic oppression, racism, misogyny, policing and patriarchy. “I […]

Chinese sound artist Li Yilei envisions an organic electronic dreamscape on her second full-length project composed using analogue synthesizers, vocal samples, field recordings and string instruments such as […]

Stripped back, spiritual jazz from the Los Angeles based band, performing this time as a different trio formed from the usual quartet, giving each song a unique and […]

Carefully restored and remastered 7 track compilation shining the light on the emergence of the reggae movement in France, through a selection of hidden gems (Pop, Library, Raï, […]

Originally released on cassette in 2018; Deep, meditative works from the UK electronic dub producer touching on styles of new age, ragas, and drone.

“The Mecánica Clásica project combines modified elements of early electronics, krautrock, ambient, minimalism & fourth world music, generating an interplanetary space where enterprising guitar tones, lush synth sequencing […]

Chugging grooves, bubbling synths, soaring strings, and sonorous voices on full display across 10 dancefloor ready disco & boogie deep cuts compiled by the always reliable Numero Group.

Los Angeles based musicians Josiah Steinbrick & Sam Gendel explore ambient and fourth world territories across 7 sonically rich untitled compositions. “Mouthfeel / Serene is: a): nonspecific saxophone-percussion-synthesizer […]

Compilation of previously unofficially self released material by Basque producer Angel Katarain. “Oddball electronic / studio experiments halfway between a deserted dance floor and a cinematic experience.”

The first English-language publication focused on Avant-garde jazz trumpeter Don Cherry and textile artist Moki Cherry, highlighting models for collectivism and pedagogy deployed in the Cherrys’ interpersonal and […]

Modern electronics loosely rooted in UK dance music but taking added influence from ambient, modern classical, dreampop, Balearic, folk music and beyond.

Suzanne Kraft soundtracks a return to his hometown of Los Angeles with a new album exploring a fresh take on shoegaze and indie pop inspired sounds. “About You […]

A collection of cassette recordings made in Athens by Christos Chondropoulos over the last five years exploring themes of ancient Greek folklore and musical tradition through a futurist […]

Epic, celestial cinematic songs from the Los Angeles native with an all star lineup of featured musicians including Sam Gendel, Laraaji, Jeff Parker, Money Mark, and Fabiano do […]

Los Angeles born, Amsterdam based electronic music producer Diego Herrera steps away from the dancefloor and ambient territories we’ve come to know him by to deliver two phenomenal […]

Freeform electronic expressions touching on euphoric instrumental pop, jazz fusion, and boogie funk. “Rich in influences and references, from ethereal harmonics and melodics that might be traced back […]

Collaboration between Jonny Nash (guitar, piano) and Teguh Permana, a renowned player of the Tarawangsa, a two-stringed instrument used in the sacred Tarawangsa music of Sunda, Indonesia. Stripped […]

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