Orgone takes on 13 funk and soul classics! Otis Redding, Funkadelic, The Meters, Aretha Franklin, Betty Wright, and Booker T are just a few of the artists Orgone cover on this mixtape collection with some help from friends as well! Expertly recorded and performed, you could make an argument for some of these being better than the originals, but we’ll suffice it to say that it’s a simply killer set from beginning to end! Order now from Colemine Records.
Meditations in Jazz is an exploration of a memory. Blaze creates a minimal composition rooted in tape loops, reflecting on a free jazz experience that still exists and unfolds in an abandoned warehouse somewhere in the old slums of a vacant city. Each of the four parts is an atmospheric contemplation, expressing different aspects of the same experience.
2xLP vinyl in TIp-On jacket is available from Folktek Records.
The Distant, Everyday is the first full-length album by Low Lumens, the recording alias of visual artist and musician Danny Bracken.
The sound of ringing church bells mix with swelling synthesizers in the expansive opening track, “Santa Clara.” In many ways, the meditative song sets the tone for the ten track album, a record that is simultaneously complex and spacious. There is an undeniable sense of upbeat repetition, something reminiscent of dance or electronic music. Yet, with bits of voice and acoustic instruments, the compositions retain a sense of humanness. Throughout, a subtle tension weaves: there’s a crackle in the woodwinds, slight feedback in a synthesizer, and a confused auto-tuned brass ensemble lying just below the polished surface.
Available now from Burnt Toast Vinyl.