Welcome to the Bleep Weekly Roundup, our guide to the best new releases. Our album of the week is a thoughtful post-jazz work with a ruminative quality from Duval Timothy. Our EP of the week is a remix EP featuring John Talabot, Loraine James, Parris and Horsepower Productions taking 2 standout cuts from Darkstar’s recent album Civic Jams on Warp.
Elsewhere this week we have the first Hudson Mohawke in four years, limited black vinyl editions of the second drop from Withhold, a rare LP from Suzanne Ciani combining her love of both electronic synthesis and piano performance, Polish multi-instrumentalist Wacław Zimpel joins Shackleton on Shapednoise’s Cosmo Rhythmatic , a new EP from Voiron on Analogical Force and much more..
Be sure to check out our Label Spotlight this week on Central Processing Unit featuring exclusive merchandise, discounts on physical and digital catalogue as well as a mix from Paul Blackford and more.
Pre-orders include a new album from the multifaceted producer Machinedrum alongside some exclusive T-Shirts, an exclusive pressing of Eartheater’s latest LP as well as new material from Rian Treanor, Belbury Poly and Khotin.
Be sure to check the innovative Wordcolour mix also this week to celebrate his release on Lapsus Records.
Album of the Week
Duval Timothy – Help
Duval Timothy’s Help LP is a vivid collection of sonic vignettes. A sprawling album, Help is a thoughtful post-jazz work with a ruminative quality that is very much Timothy’s own. Jazz has clearly provided Timothy with the starting point for these compositions. At times his music steers pretty close to the genre’s archetypal sounds - ‘Ice’, ‘9’ and ‘C’, for instance, are solo keyboard works that nod to both Keith Jarrett and Laraaji’s recent Sun Piano LP. Other points of Help find Timothy’s jazz disposition intersecting with contemporary production techniques or varied instrumentation.
Single / EP of the Week
Darkstar – Civic Jams Remixes
Two of the highlights from Darkstar’s Civic Jams full-length album for Warp reworked - ‘Wolf’ spawns a Loraine James remix and a pair of versions from John Talabot while Horsepower Productions and Parris take on ‘Jam’. It is testament to both the malleability and rich melody of Darkstar’s originals that such a stylistically adventurous yet aesthetically unified collection could emerge from their source material.
- Various Artists, Shanti Celeste
- The Sound Of Love International #003 - Shanti Celeste
- Love International Recordings
- Catalogue Number
- Release Date
- 7 août 2020