New Music on 2SER 31/1/22
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.
Orlando Weeks – Hop up (Feature Album)
Alexander Flood – The Space between
Eels – Extreme Witchcraft
Lady Wray – Piece of me (OS)
Lance Ferguson – Rare Groove Spectrum Volume 2
Reptaliens – Multiverse
Scuti – Intoxication EP
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – The Alien Coast
Alex Cameron – Best life
Big Thief – Simulation Swarm
Bloods – BOSS
Ducks Ltd – Sheets of Grey
Kutiman & Mejja – Timam
The Lazy Eyes – Hippo
Lee Fields – Ordinary Lives
Maita – Honey, Have I Lost It All
Morgues – Outer Space
While the resurgence of Jazz-Funk on Australian shores has often seen Melbourne looming large, the 2nd LP from Alexander Flood, The Space Between, is a significant pin on the map for Adelaide. Featuring collaborations with MC Nelson Dialect, Vivian Sessoms, Zayn Mohammad, as well as trumpeteer Christian Scott aTundje Adjuah (Floods’ own mentor).
Originating as an attempt to forge a sound based on new and diverse influences, it shifts with ease through a fusion of hip hop, broken beat and spacious and cinematic jazz (check out “Re-Wired”). This is a stellar and expansive album and Out now on Stretch Music.
Portland based Cole and Bambi Browning, a.k.a Reptailien latest, Multiverse takes a more stripped back approach, focused on the essentials.
While better known for more synth-inflected sounds, the bair returned to basics due to a covid-related separation from their usual collaborators.
And this seems to have brought creative rewards, as they’ve hit on a lyrical and melodic sweet spot here. Recorded during lockdown in Oregon, this is a dreamy yet driven 90s indie-rock inspired collection, filled with charming reflections on the surreality of the world around.