Minimalist and powerful, the power trio Kel Assouf is back with Black Tenere, a third album that is resolutely grounded in rock, whose stoner distortions amplify the contemporary realities of Tuareg communities.
You might know Swindle for his contributions to the UK grime canon, but the producer’s latest project, No More Normal, is an expansive snapshot of the country’s fertile hip-hop, soul and jazz scenes that calls on an ensemble cast of musicians and vocalists.
Hanna Paulsberg Concept + Magnus Broo – Daughter Of The Sun
All the tracks show that Hanna Paulsberg is a composer who knows how to bring out an original musical world.
The Social Power of Music
The American label Smithsonian Folkways have released The Social Power Of Music, an impressive collection of odes, songs of struggle, prayers and celebrations from around the world: it marks an homage to the power of action through music, and through a community of mixed voices.
Stéphan Oliva, Sébastien Boisseau, Tom Rainey – Orbit
Pianist Stéphan Oliva is attentive to all forms of musical expression and likes to merge with others to engage in acts of spontaneous creation.
Chicuelo – Uña y Carne
Following in the footsteps of Ramón Montoya and Paco de Lucía, Catalan guitarist Juan Gómez “Chicuelo” is undoubtedly one of the best of his generation.