Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.
Travis Scott – Utopia
19-track fourth studio album by rapper has an ambitious scope and a guestlist which features Drake, The Weeknd, Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Beyoncé, James Blake, Yung Lean, George Clinton, Sampha, Justin Vernon, 21 Savage, SZA, Bad Bunny, Westside Gunn and loads more. ‘Modern Jam’
Jessy Lanza – Love Hallucination
Fourth album from the Canadian electronic producer draws on dance-pop, R&B, synth-soul and more with guest involvement including Tensnake, Jacques Greene, Paul White, and Pearson Sound. ‘Don’t Leave Me Now’
Beverly Glenn-Copeland – The Ones-Ahead
First album from the composer in 20 years, who was rediscovered when the 1986 album Keyboard Fantasies was reissued. Bandcamp.
Georgia – Euphoric
Third album from the electro-pop UK artist finds her leaning into more poppier melodic than dance territory with Rostam on production. ‘All Night’
Rónán Ó Snodaigh + Myles O’Reilly – The Beautiful Road
Second album from the Kila frontman and the videographer/musician – a soulful blend of folk, traditional, and ambient music. Vinyl LP.
Skeleten – Under Utopia
Australian artist making electronic, ambient, indie and pop that sounds a bit like Four Tet with vocals. ‘Territory Day’
Carly Rae Jepsen – The Loveliest Time
Latest album from the Canadian shiny electronic-pop artist in her Side B Series.
Bethany Cosentino – Natural Disaster
A solo album under her own name from the Best Coast songwriter, moves in a pop country direction.
Post Malone – Austin
Fifth album from the new dad who plays guitar on every track.
Daniel Rossen – Live in Pioneertown & Santa Fe
Stripped back live album from Singer-songwriter of Grizzly Bear, from a 2022 US tour.
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Dot Allison – Consciousology
The former One Dove Scottish singer-songwriter’s first album in over a decade.
Bush Tetras – They Live in My Head
EP & 12″ Releases
Aphex Twin – Blackbox Life Recorder 21f / in a room7 F760
Two-track release from AFX with the first track released last month.
Kean Kavanagh – Wrestling Music EP
Shygirl – Nymph in the Wild EP
Long Island Sound – Don’t Let Me/Air EP
Long Island Sound follow up their debut album and accompanying remix EP with a limited white label release featuring 2 brand new tracks. Bandcamp.
Jossle – Nested EP
Cork-born, now London-based artist/producer. ‘Freckle’.
DJ Koze – Westpennest EP
Roisín Murphy collaborator and offkilter electronic producer’s new three-tracker on Pampa. Bandcamp.
ddrome – I Think We’re All One Now EP
Drummer from Zeropunkt and The Wormholes, Jamie Davis releases his latest solo EP as ddrome on Front End Synthetics. Bandcamp.
Ádhamh – Spore Runner OST
“Two months ago I was scrolling through eBay and stumbled across a peculiar relic of the 90’s; a Playstation 1 game titled ‘Spore Runner’ The item description on ebay provided a brief synopsis of the narrative of the game, which was as follows:
‘Ireland 2035 – as the nation grapples with global climate devastation, a peculiar black market has arisen for the elusive and ever dwindling supply of Liberty Cap mushrooms. With the rise in prevalence of the use of this psychedelic in the early 2020’s, figures colloquially referred to as “Spore Runners” began to emerge in society; their goal being the identification and procurement of the famed (yet still illegal) “magic mushrooms” from the last remaining eco-systems resilient enough to sustain them.”