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Vinyl Releases: Alva Noto, Jon Allen, Soft as Snow And More

Brief news of vinyl releases from Alva Noto, Jon Allen, Soft as Snow, Barefoot Beware, C.Diab and more…

Rosebud (RareNoiseRecords) features Eraldo Bernocchi (Sigillum S, SIMM,), FM Einheit (Einstürzende Neubauten) and cellist Jo Quail in a instrumental, zero oxygen, dark ambience.

Vinyl Releases: Alva Noto, Jon Allen, Soft as Snow And More

Alva Noto’s Unieqav (Noton) has an Autechre, minimal, blippy, clicky, electronica feel and yet…it grooves.

Vinyl Releases: Alva Noto, Jon Allen, Soft as Snow And More

Jon Allen’s Blue Flame circles Jamiroquai with funky, jazzy, swing-lite. Ideal listening when hoovering.

Vinyl Releases: Alva Noto, Jon Allen, Soft as Snow And More

Soft As Snow’s Deep Wave (Houdstooth) offers rough-edged, sand-papery, synthpop where the voice is just another instrument.

Vinyl Releases: Alva Noto, Jon Allen, Soft as Snow And More

VLMV’s Stranded, Not Lost (VLMV) supplies sparse piano, classical structures and vocal melodies under a post rock arrangement. Dazzling.

Vinyl Releases: Alva Noto, Jon Allen, Soft as Snow And More

Bearfoot Beware’s Sea Magnolia (Destroyer): shoutie, loudie, indie offering high energy (energie?), stripped, slightly XTC chopped ditties.

Vinyl Releases: Alva Noto, Jon Allen, Soft as Snow And More

Honey Feet’s Orange Whip (Wah Wah 45s) provides a lively blues/jazz sound with a strong female vocal that sounds capable of just about anything. Worth following, this one.

Vinyl Releases: Alva Noto, Jon Allen, Soft as Snow And More

C.Diab’s Exit Rumination (Injazero) provides atmospheric, airy, space-filled, often slightly distorted ambience with treated guitars and synths. Meditative.

Vinyl Releases: Alva Noto, Jon Allen, Soft as Snow And More

Aussie, Amaya Laucirica and Rituals (www.amayalaucirica.com) sounds like typical John Peel 80s dreamy, fuzzy, indie pop fodder. Which is a good thing. And so is this.

Vinyl Releases: Alva Noto, Jon Allen, Soft as Snow And More

And finally, Nabihah Iqbal’s Weighing of the Heart (Ninja Tune) features beautifully twangy shoegaze guitars, breathy vocals, delicate synth washes with firm beats. Wondrous.

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Geoffrey
    1st August 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Hello Paul,

    What a great list. My kind of music. Started twenty years ago with raster noton, skam, warp, ninja tune. Those were the days.

    Best regards.
    G

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