Triple R Soundscape: 29 April 2019
Soundscape is a weekly look at local and international releases making an impression on our musical radar. The list offers a cross section of EPs and albums arriving at the station.
We have been busily scouring the Soundscape! Check out some of our favourite finds for this week 29 April 2019
Aldous Harding - Designer (4AD/Remote Control)**Album of the Week
The New Zealand artist’s third album finds her hitting her creative stride, following a mammoth tour schedule of 200 dates for her sleeper success sophomore Party. On Designer, Harding captures the imagination with her singular vocal tones, folk-infused melodies and captivating lyrics.
Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky - Droneflower (Sacred Bones Records)
The new collaboration between Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky was first conceived of as a horror movie soundtrack. While Droneflower isn’t that, it is richly cinematic; easy to imagine being set to images, contrasting light and dark, past and present, the brutal and the ethereal.
No Local - The End Again (Osborne Again)
The new release from the outfit made up of members of the Ocean Party is yet another tribute to the song-writing legacy of the late Zac Denton. Featuring contributions from local artists including Lauren Huynh, Emma Russack, Rhea Caldwell, Jordan Thompson, Tren Garner, Ashley Bundang and Simon Fazio.
Soak - Grim Town (Rough Trade/Remote Control)
Four years after her Mercury Prize nominated debut, Soak returns with an assured release about the disappointment and disenfranchisement of being in your early 20s in 2019, set in a fictional, dystopic, Grim Town.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Fishing For Fishies (Flightless Records)
The hyper-prolific Australian psych band release their 14th album, their most streamlined yet, condensing their usually expansive sound into a comparatively economic 43 minutes.
Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation - Sacred Dreams (Rocket Recordings)
The Swedish Psych outfit's third album, and first since relocating to London, is their sleekist and most accessible yet, allowing electronic influences to take centre stage while exploring the new horizons that reveal themselves following a period of heartbreak and loss.
Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records Presents Fashion Records: Style & Fashion (Soul Jazz Records)
Soul Jazz Records presents a twenty year retrospective from defunct dancehall label Fashion Records. Between the early 80s and late 90s, Fashion Records were at the centre of UK Caribbean music and it’s increasing influence on the sound of UK urban centres.
SOTE - Parallel Persia (Diagonal)
The new release from the accomplished veteran of Tehran’s experimental scene is conceptualised as a science fiction vision of Iran, documenting an “artificial hyperreal culture manipulated and controlled by an imperious agency somewhere within all galaxies.”
Nick Murphy – Run Fast Sleep Naked (Future Classic)
From the artist formerly known as Chet Faker, Run Fast Sleep Naked is an exercise in collaboration, featuring session musicians from around the world, famed producer Dave Harrington, and even contributions from the Budapest Symphony Orchestra. The result is a sonically lush production, cinematic in scope, yet grounded by Murphy’s familiar vocal hooks, with lyricism largely concerned with exploring his own identity.