Welcome to the Bleep Weekly Roundup, our guide to the best new releases. Our album of the week comes from Nicolas Jaar's A.A.L (Against All Logic) project, giving in to his darker impulses and in doing so, creating some of the best music of his career. Our EP of the week this week in a double threat from Jaar is the split single of collaborations from A.A.L (Against All Logic) this time featuring Lydia Lunch, Estado Unido and FKA Twigs.
Elsewhere we have limited copies of the split 10" from The Trilogy Tapes' CS + Kreme and YOUTH's Blazer Sound System, Egyptian Hip Hop on Andrew Lysters' YOUTH label itself, essential compilations in the form of Interstellar Funk's Artificial Dancers focusing on forgotten DIY gems of new wave, industrial and synth wave and Soul Jazz Records selection of heavyweight ragga influenced hardcore jungle tracks from the early 1990s as well as Bureau B's collection allowing us to peer behind the curtain of one of Hans-Joachim Roedelius’ most vital musical eras.
Downloads this week include new Houndstooth signing Lotic, Panasonic remixes by Muslimgauze and Zoviet France, Derek Carr on Trident Records and Cucina Povera & ELS on Editions Mego. Featured pre-orders this week include the highly anticipated return of Arca featuring Björk, Shygirl, Rosalía and SOPHIE, Warp release Squid's chugging post punk masterclass on 10", Julianna Barwick featuring Mary Lattimore, Jónsi and Nosaj Thing and an exclusive pressing Pye Corner Audio's Where Things Are Hollow 2.
Lastly, be sure to check our new Bleep Mix from Club Winston featuring the likes of DJ Stingray, EVOL and Champion as well as a selection of Club Winston’s own productions.
Album of the Week
A.A.L (Against All Logic) – 2017-2019
The tracks on Against All Logic’s 2017-2019 go further than any of the project’s previous records. AAL mastermind Nicolas Jaar has hinted at harshening his sound in the past - the uptempo LP 2012-2017 was flecked with digital distortion and sometimes hinted at a more hard-bitten sound lurking beneath the sample-house bangers. However, the manner in which he switches things up here is still thrillingly unexpected.
Single / EP of the Week
A.A.L (Against All Logic) – Illusions Of Shameless Abundance/ Alucinao
Nicolas Jaar joins forces with an exciting array of collaborators on his latest release as Against All Logic. Lydia Lunch, whose vocals on ‘If You Can’t Do It Good, Do It Hard’ proved a highlight of recent A. A. L. album 2017-2019, repeats the trick here throughout ‘Illusions Of Shameless Abundance’. Musically the track continues down the screeching industrial electronics path that was trodden on 2017-2019, with Lunch’s spoken vocals layered atop writhing, screeching and distorted drums - we’re a long way from the Caribou-adjacent house of A. A. L.’s early releases now. B-side ‘Alucinao’ maintains the caustic sonics of ‘Illusions Of Shameless Abundance’, but, with the help of FKA Twigs and Alucinao, the track is streamlined into something more danceable.
- Various Artists
- Soul Jazz Records presents BLACK RIOT: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore
- Soul Jazz Records
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- February 28, 2020