The top releases on Bleep, as selected by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Little know fact that Byron Westbrook is not only an accomplished experimental musician, he's also a raging guitar player. My new record, On The Echoing Green would actually not exists if it wasn't for Byron's guitar playing, which is the central element to pretty much all the songs. A true renaissance man. This record is massive.
Wow. Love the first Phew LP but lost touch with her work since then. This one came outta nowhere and is totally devastating..it's like a thick fog.Really dig the way she manipulates her vocals.
A House A Dance A Poem
Hand In Hand
Felicia's work is just getting better and better. She's really on her own planet now - and what a weird planet it is. Lot's of disembodied vocal sounds and really deft synth playing.
Horse Sings from Cloud
Accordion & Voice
Was sad to hear of Pauline's passing last year. Her work has had a massive effect on me, and this is one of my all time favorites. It's such a beautiful and light gesture..almost like nothing is there, yet really deep and moving. She'll be missed.
Ahh-Ahh - Music for Ed Tannenbaum's Technological Feets, 1984-1987
Kind of a shame Maggi's early computer music hasn't gotten more attention. She's a singular voice that's still making interesting work. This track (and the whole album) were made as soundtracks to some far out early live video work of dancers by a guy named Ed Tannenbaum. Look it up on the 'Tube - you wont regret it.
Born in a Maze
The Gag File
I always look forward to a new Dilloway release, and this one does not disappoint. Toxic as fuck. Very timely, obviously.
Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye
Have loved this LP since first grabbing it as a download on the Awesome Tapes site. Had the good fortune to see him perform at a festival a while back. Soulful, groovy, perfect zone for summer.
Small Girl By A Pool
Amigos em Portugal
The Durutti Column
Vini Reilly - what can I say? He always hits the best mood. It took me a while to really fall into his whole world view, but once I did I was hooked. His guitar playing has really dominated my thinking about how to play the instrument for the last few years. Great drum machine work on this one too.
Hands down one of my all time favorite musicians. No one sounds like Richard Youngs...and you never know what Richard Young's will sound like...especially live! Also, a truly kind and gentle person.