This Z Tapes release left me floored. Rapt are a folk band out of London who have an ethereal sound which reminded me of musicians like Nick Drake fronting a band on 4AD. Think, perhaps, of a more airy-sounding This Mortal Coil gone neofolk. The sound is folky without being stale, and adding elements like shoegaze and dreampop make for a rich, rewarding listen. I really like this.
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- 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