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New releases out today: Villagers, Iglooghost, I. JORDAN, Cosha, Krystal Klear …

New releases out today: Villagers, Iglooghost, I. JORDAN, Cosha, Krystal Klear …


Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.

Nialler9 keeps a rolling list of Irish album releases here.

New Albums

Villagers – That Golden Time

Conor O’Brien’s sixth Villagers album on Domino.

The album is largely a O’Brien solo endeavour, with guests Dónal Lunny [Planxty, The Bothy Band] on bouzouki, songwriter Peter Broderick on violin, and a group of players that O’Brien had first seen performing in a tribute to one of his great loves, Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who added soprano vocal, viola and cello.

“For me, That Golden Time has an internalised voice, so much so that I almost found it impossible to let anyone else in. It’s probably the most vulnerable album I’ve made. I played and recorded everything in my apartment, and finally, towards the end, invited people in.”

Villagers previously announced an outdoor show at Dublin’s Trinity College, and today added a big one, at London’s Royal Festival Hall in June.

Iglooghost – Tidal Memory Exo

The Irish-born UK-based producer and beatmaker Iglooghost has long been making head-swerving electronic music with nods to hip-hop and sound design. His new one on LuckyMe is out today ahead of a Dublin show on June 1st.

How To Dress Well – I Am Toward You

LA-based musician Tom Krell’s celestial pop music on Sargent House. Sixth album from the artist and first in six. In the past few years, Krell finished his PhD in philosophy, undergoing clandestine and occult meditation, including two weeks of complete silence & multiple multi-day meditation, the result is this new record.


The Debut album from UK dance and rave producer on Ninja Tune, |celebrates collective ecstasy as a mode of self-discovery.

“This album is about joy”, Jordan says. “It’s about my joy as a trans person, and trans joy generally, working with trans people, making all this fun music together.”

A. G. Cook – Britpop

Charli producer and collaborator releases a 3-disc, 24-track album of electronic hyperpop.

Group Listening – Walks

Paul Jones and Stephen Black aka Group Listening’s new album draws from the field recordings of Ernest Hood; the abstraction of Harold Budd; the saxophone of Sam Gendel; the “heightened naturalism” of a Martin Parr photograph; the clarity and site-specificity of Japanese ambient, environmental & new age music of the 80s and 90s, and, prominently, Robert Walser’s pseudo-biographical novella The Walk — an appreciation of the philosophical space gifted by walks to walkers.

Four Tet – Three +

Expanded edition of recent album with three previous singles and one new song.

See Also

New EPs

Cosha – Murmurs

8-track 26 minute EP release from the Wicklow singer-songwriter and producer following up last year’s Mt. Pleasant album. Dublin live show at Workmans Cellar, May 28th /  London live show at The Lower Third, Soho May 31st

Krystal Klear – RB128

Four track EP of big moving electronic tunes on Gerd Janson’s Running Back.

“ No notes or real inspiration behind this EP. Rb128 consists of four tracks that I made to keep gigs coming and the calendar full – In a time where artists are being forced to DJ like maniacs to keep the electricity running to make more quickfire records (except for Gerd who loves it).

“These pure dance tracks try to mix the cocktail between the trendy trance that people like now and the good house records they liked yesterday.

Standard procedure: Melancholic chords over processed drums and breakdowns that make waiting for a train to pull in more bearable.“

Evie – Shiny Things EP

This EP features instrumental triumphs matching vast, orchestral vocals and unconventional percussion; haunting bells and traditional fiddle; delicate piano and dark drones. Evie finds unusual but beautiful combinations of sound, drawing on influences such as Radiohead, Lisa Hannigan and Laura Marling.

Also released today

  • Amen Dunes – Death Jokes
  • Angus & Julia Stone – Cape Forestier
  • Arab Strap – I’m totally fine with it don’t give a fuck anymore
  • Conway the Machine – SFK
  • Ghostface Killah – Set The Tone
  • Jordan Rakei – The Loop
  • Keeley Forsyth – The Hollow
  • Kings of Leon – Can We Please Have Fun
  • Les Savy Fav – OUI, LSF
  • Orville Peck – Stampede
  • Yaya Bey – Ten Fold
  • Treanne – 20/20 EP

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