New Music on 2SER 24/1/22
Welcome to the new music review where we connect you with some of the best new music spinning on Breakfast, The Daily and Drive programs.
Molly Nilsson – Extreme (FEATURE ALBUM)
Bonobo – Fragments
Cat Power – Covers
Dope Lemon – Rose Pink Cadillac
Grace Cummings – Storm Queen
The Blue Lighters – Come to flight
Alduous Harding – Lawn
Andy Golledge Band – Love like this
Anushka – Bad weather
Carson Mchone – Still life
Cate le Bon – Remembering Me
Parquet Courts – Watching Strangers Smile
Partner Look – Right here
Rapaport – Rainclouds (Nimbo Mix)
Spoon – Wild
The High Water Marks – Fantastic Machine
British electronic force and Ninja-tune favourite Bonobo returns with his first album in 5 years, Fragments. True to form, it occupies a space situated between lush electronic soundscapes and deeper left-field club cuts, and combines strong vocal collaborations (courtesy of Jordan Rakei and Jamila) with his signature hynotic deep techno and broken beat compositions.
Composed during 2020 in his LA home, there is a pervasive sense of space and isolation throughout this stellar album, standout tracks including the uplifting deep melodic house of “Rosewood”, as well as “Tides” and “Shadows”.
Jumping across the USA, to Florida, Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power has released Covers, her third in a series of, you guessed it, covers.
Focused on artists and songs that have had either a formative or ongoing influence on her extensive career or personal story, performed in her trademark sultry electric-blues style. Featuring reinterpretations of the music of such icons as Iggy Pop (“Endless Sea), Dead Man’s Bones (“Pa Pa Power) and Frank Ocean (“Bad Religion”).
These versions sound fantastic and there is a clear intimate history and reverence to the originals on this, and it’s powered by Marshall’s prodigious arrangement and performance talent. Out now on Domino.
In a similar tempo, the new third album from Angus Stone’s Dope Lemon project, Rose Pink Cadillac takes a kookier angle, mixed with cowboy aesthetics and bumping grooves.
Highlights include the sample heavy spoken word missive “Howl with me”, an oddball reworking of seminal funk classic “Jungle Fever” by the Chakachas, as well as the blue eyed soul and wistful sun-drenched tone of “Kids fallin’ in love”.
There is a warm and hazy, dream-like feel throughout, and it’s an often glorious listen, and is a languid journey across rich musicality and jus good vibes. Highly recommended (especially right now).