Welcome to the Bleep Weekly Roundup, our guide to the best new releases. Our album of the week comes from Yamaneko on Local Action with an exploration of the ambient pastures he has become known for in recent years. Our EP of the week is 'Dhakar' by Deena Abdelwahed on InFiné available on exclusive blue vinyl.
Elsewhere we announced a new set of African Head Charge reissues covering the period from 1990 - 2011, a set of Studio Ghibli soundtracks from some of their best-loved pictures, a new Muslimgauze release, melancholic electronics from Wayne Phoenix, a first vinyl edition of MSYLMA's fantastic album from last year and an EP of Polish footwork via Rhythm Baboon.
Also be sure to check 'Bass, Mids, Tops : An Oral History of Sound System Culture' by Joe Muggs, Brian David Stevens released by Strange Attractor Press. There's a whole range of releases back in stock from Telefon Tel Aviv, DJ Shadow, Biosphere, Boreal Massif and Barker, some hot new pre-orders from King Krule, Thundercat and Steve Spacek, some limited stock of our Exclusive Xmas Advent period including the new Tase LP which has just landed ahead of it's release next week and lastly a Bleep Mix from Emptyset.
Album of the Week
Yamaneko – Spirals Heaven Wide
On his new full-length Spirals Heaven Wide we find Yamaneko anchoring himself in this sound once again. This is a largely beatless affair, one where electronic textures drift over one another in ethereal suspension. The vaguely fourth-world flavour of Spa Commissions is carried over at points - ‘Hikikomori’, for instance, rustles with pianos in a manner that obliquely recalls everyone from Pablo’s Eye to Brian Eno.
Single / EP of the Week
Deena Abdelwahed – Dhakar
Deena Abdelwahed has added to her catalogue throughout 2019 with two remix EPs. However, new set Dhakar represents the first collection of original material that the Tunisian artist has issued since dropping her debut LP Khonnar to critical acclaim back in 2018. This is another record of torrid and hugely emotive productions from Abdelwahed. Khonnar was a brooding record - if not outright dark at times - and that feeling is carried over into the quartet of tunes that make up Dhakar.