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  • Beverly Glenn-Copeland: Keyboard Fantasies
    by Mina Tavakoli on 20th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s masterwork from 1986, a hermetic and wondrous new age album that contains worlds beyond worlds.

  • Various Artists: Harvest Vol. 1
    by Nyshka Chandran on 19th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    The first compilation from electronic Bangkok label More Rice is a solid collection of chugging dancefloor weaponry from South Korea, the Philippines, Thailand and beyond.

  • Rita Indiana: Mandinga Times
    by Stefanie Fernández on 19th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    On her first album in a decade, the Dominican iconoclast delivers an explosive comeback full of horror scenes, metal sounds, and post-colonial politics.

  • Avalon Emerson: DJ-Kicks
    by Andy Beta on 18th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    The American DJ, known for her breathtaking, hyperkinetic club anthems, delivers a wide-ranging, shape-shifting set of techno, breakbeats, and leftfield pop.

  • Fly Moon Die Soon
    by Dean Van Nguyen on 18th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    The Japanese trumpeter’s dense and cosmic sixth album blends jazz with Afrobeat, hip-hop, neo-soul, and funk.

  • Sarah Davachi: Cantus, Descant
    by Will Gottsegen on 18th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    The minimalist composer-performer’s slow, patient works demand and reward close attention; give them time, and their secrets will rise slowly to the surface.

  • David Toop: Apparition Paintings
    by Brian Howe on 18th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    The veteran British composer, improviser, author, and scholar assembles a dreamlike, mercurial album of sonic collage that doubles as a philosophical treatise on sound and memory.

  • numün: voyage au soleil
    by Dave Segal on 17th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    The debut from this instrumental trio has the air of a purifying ritual, blending psychedelia with a loose-limbed minimalism.

  • Daniel Romano: How Ill Thy World Is Ordered
    by Stephen M. Deusner on 17th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    The Ontario musician caps a prolific year with his tenth album of 2020: a rip-roaring rock record that draws on a hodgepodge of styles and sounds, from blustery horns to roadtrip folk-rock.

  • Spencer Zahn: Sunday Painter
    by Marty Sartini Garner on 17th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    Joined by players including percussionist Mauro Refosco and guitarist Dave Harrington, the New York bassist takes atmospheric cues from classic ECM productions while evoking relaxed, low-key vibes.

  • Richard and Linda Thompson: Hard Luck Stories (1972-1982)
    by Stephen Thomas Erlewine on 17th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    An eight-disc box set tells the complete story of the talented yet star-crossed UK folk-rock duo, tying up loose ends and illuminating areas previously shrouded in darkness.

  • Grip: Proboscidea EP
    by Dylan Green on 16th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    On the latest in a series of EPs, the unique Atlanta rapper creates his own cocoon in which to hone his craft.

  • The Rolling Stones: Goats Head Soup
    by Stuart Berman on 16th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    In 1973, Goats Head Soup marked the end of the Stones’ imperial era, capturing them as they transitioned from the World’s Greatest Rock‘n’Roll Band to just a really good one.

  • Bizzy Banks: GMTO, Vol. 1 (Get Money Take Over)
    by Alphonse Pierre on 16th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    On his debut mixtape, the Brooklyn drill rapper performs with hungry urgency, as if prosperity is around the corner for everyone except him.

  • Various: Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex
    by Andy Beta on 16th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    An all-star cast pays tribute to the glam-rock icon, but their interpretations too often read angst and torpor in place of the singer’s pomp and frivolity.

  • Toni Braxton: Spell My Name
    by Dean Van Nguyen on 15th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    The masterful R&B singer returns with more creative control on a project where her voice, style, and swagger are well preserved.

  • MC Eiht: Lessons
    by Pete Tosiello on 15th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    The underrated titan of West Coast gangsta rap stays true to his classic formula on an LP featuring guest verses from spiritual descendants Conway the Machine and Dave East.

  • Lucrecia Dalt: No era sólida
    by Jonathan Williger on 15th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    As though channeling supernatural energies, the Colombian experimental musician uses eerie electronics and vocal treatments to imbue unsettling world-building with a mystical sort of grace.

  • Lawfandah: The Fifth Season
    by Jemima Skala on 15th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    Following her brash and confounding debut, the singer-producer slows everything down, recreating the sparse magnetism of her live show.

  • Loretta Aberdeen: PHONE PHREAKER$ PHREAK BACK
    by Hubert Adjei-Kontoh on 14th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    Producer Bryant Canelo’s latest album is filled with ambient memories, distorted house skeletons, and spoken-word rants. It’s not so much exhausting as it is exhaustive.

  • Conway the Machine: From King to a GOD
    by Matthew Ismael Ruiz on 14th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    On his latest album, the Buffalo rapper and member of the tough-talking trio Griselda makes his first bid for a bigger audience.

  • Doves: The Universal Want
    by Ian Cohen on 14th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    The Britrock survivors’ first album in 11 years is the sound of men in their 50s channeling the memories of their teens through the music of their 30s.

  • Yo La Tengo: Electr-O-Pura
    by Marc Hogan on 14th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    In 1995, the indie rock trio lurched headlong into its own sound. Now, newly reissued on vinyl, the pop-focused and densely referential Electr-O-Pura remains a monument in the band’s vast catalog.

  • The Breeders: Pod
    by Judy Berman on 13th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit the Breeders’ debut album, a warped and indispensable piece of the ’90s alternative canon.

  • Sam Prekop: Comma
    by Mark Richardson on 12th September 2020 at 5:00 am

    On his third album created primarily with modular synthesizers, the longtime Sea and Cake frontman makes fascinatingly abstracted music about the act of listening itself.

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