The latest solo album from experimental guitarist Jessica Ackerley is an adventurous tribute to two recently departed mentors.
Combining field recordings with quiet, droning musical touches, A Softer Focus from experimentalist Claire Rousay may be her strongest work yet.
Years before rock bands regularly crafted songs of this length, This Heat presented 40 minutes of music in just two songs.
This Heat's last statement prior to their dissolution, Deceit saw the trio continuing to plot a path that harkened to other sounds of the moment, while remaining thoroughly unique.
Cherry Red issues a gargantuan collection of anti-establishment music associated with the 1960s London counterculture, a movement which challenged the norms and conventions of mainstream society by drinking from the well of psychedelia, free jazz, Beat poetry, musique concrete, electronics, and minimalism.
Two guitarists, Lee Ranaldo and Raül Refree make an album largely absent of guitar playing and enter into a bold new phase of their careers. "We want to take this wherever we can and be free of genre restraints," says Lee Ranaldo.
The fruitful collaboration between these two unique musicians continues on an album that is dark but surprisingly melodic.
The latest project from Barcelona's most curious and ambitious musical export, Don the Tiger, is a moody melting pot called Matanzas.