The top releases on Bleep, as selected by John Matthias & Jay Auborn
John Matthias picks:
I love Radiohead. I love their sound and their approach to music and I really love this song which embodies for me a lot of what they are about -a fantastic insistent and anxious beat with a lovely extended bass pattern crossing bars and beats, modal guitars moving in and out and beautiful singing with ear catching lyrics. I play it again and again. Often.
- Alice Coltrane
- World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
- Luaka Bop
- Catalogue Number
- Release Date
- May 2017
Alice Coltrane – World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
On Journey in Satchidananda:
"This is so beautiful. An amazing bass line holds it together with lovely drone instrument and rhythmically moving drums and a harp from heaven plus Pharoah Sanders' incredible playing. What a track."
One of our staring points for this record was the sound of this e.p/ An electronic dance music track which for me carries a combination of that insistent soul churning clang with dystopian nowhere trombone and tortured ruptured speaking.
Jay Auborn picks:
"One of those change your life moments, p73 was my intro into hiphop, a ground breaking record which pushed things forward for many, you can hear its influence all over, including on our record"
Artists should progress, grow, take risks, not stay comfortable for too long, Kid A is a fine example of this. This album took me to Warp, Warp took me to hiphop, hiphop saved my life, for real.
On Max Roach - January V:
"Props to Fourtet for a great collection, Max Roach's January V featured here is a glimpse of a master at work. Max Roach changed the way the drums are played. He led incredible bands and created brilliant music that challenged the status quo, all from the drum seat."
I'd slept on Nick Drake until recently but his music keeps finding its way to me. Riverman goes out to my Dad who passed away during the making of Race To Zero, RIP.
Sometimes only this group can satisfy a particular frame of mind.. Mind blowing, brutal and a physical experience even on headphones.