After coming across an interview over at The Quietus with the London based composer Flora Yin-Wong, I wasn’t quite sure of what to make of her work. The new album they discussed, Holy Palm sounded fascinating, less so by the interviewer’s rather tepid questions but more so by the evocative answers Flora was giving. I cannot say that she is or isn’t a religious woman (though as a rationalist, perhaps she would enjoy the works of the Cappadocians), but her fascination with sacred spaces adds something interesting to this album, where drone, field recordings, and a warm take on something that reminds me of electroacoustic music flow elegantly into each other. It’s an astounding release from a new name for me. Treasures like this are why I love sharing music.
- Nurbek Serkebaev – White Swans Fly: Kyrgyz Music from Bishkek
- E.U.E.R.P.I. – Timid Memories
- Various Artists – Lèspri Ka : New Directions in Gwoka Music from Guadeloupe 1981-2010
- Cut Chemist – Adidas To Addis/Povo De Santo
- Luneta Freedom Jazz Collective – Slaves and Masters
- The Scorpios – Let’s Go