Triple R Soundscape: 8 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 8 April 2019
On Diamond - On Diamond (Eastmint Records)**Album of the Week
The self-titled debut from the collaborative Melbourne group - led by former solo artist Lisa Salvo - combines improvisation with folk, pop, blues and rock. Featuring members of Jaala, Grand Salvo, Jazz Party and Hannah Cameron, the album explores grief, disconnection, growth and recovery from trauma.
Jess Ribeiro - Love Hate (Barely Dressed Records)
Jess Ribeiro casts a wide net of influences for Love Hate, her third release. The Melbourne artists explores sounds from 70s German psych to 60s pop and 21st century dream-pop, following a narrative arc of a romance, from chance meeting to messy ending.
Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising (Sub Pop Records)
Natalie Mering's fourth album is her most ambitious and complex yet, examining the ways technology shapes romance, but finding hope in the face of an uncertain future.
Ela Orleans - Movies For Ears (Night School)
Movies for Ears is a retrospective collection of works by the Polish-born, Glasgow-based artist from over two decades in the heart of the global pop underground.
Lee Fields & The Expressions - It Rains Love (Big Crown/Rocket)
The legend of R&B and funk proves that he's at the top of his game with a hip-hop tinged, sample ready sound that builds on both the new sounds coming out of Brooklyn as well as his long grounding in soul.
The Pro-Teens - Full Recovery b/w Cold Vein (College of Knowledge)
The limited edition 7" combines two of the mysterious Melbourne soul band's wonkiest tunes.
VulgarGrad - The Odessa Job (Penney & Logan)
The Melbourne based, Russian-inspired seven piece return with a suite of raucous tracks plundered from that Black Sea Port. There are stories of knife fights, dive bars, ballroom dancing; and Alyosha, the vodka-swilling accordion loving thief.
Visible Cloaks & Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano - Frkwys vol. 15: Serenitatem (RVNG/Rocket)
Co-created by Yoshio Ojima and Satsuki Shibano, two leading musicians from the 1980s ambient scene and Visible Cloaks' Spencer Doran, the LP balances that Japanese ambience with visible Cloaks' sparkling neo-ambience.
Grup Ses, Ethnique Punch - Deli Divan (Souk Records)
Deli Divan presents two disparate sides from the Turkish collaborators. Side A delivers 14 short tracks manufacturing sharp, sample heavy beats backed by Ethnique Punch's snappy flow. Side B presents the same 14 tracks without the vocals, telling a completely different story.
Chris Cohen - Chris Cohen (Captured Tracks/Remote Control)
Chris Cohen's self titled third album finds the California resident exploring the sense of freedom born from the truths revealed by a family crisis, behind glittering guitar work and and soft drum fills.