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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.