Big edition today! The kind folks at Bandcamp are donating 100pc of their share to the Transgender Law Center in the US today. You can read about it here. So, I'm sharing a whole load more links than usual. I hope you find something you love.
MHYSA - fantasii
An incredible album, bringing together floating ambient terror and provocative club beats, all interlaced with fierce political commentary.
Museum - Contraptions Part Two
A wonderfully squelchy set of techno bangers from this Dutch duo.
Docetism - Beskidy
D. Hansen tweeted "Enya_Dub_Techno_Type_Beat.wav" and a link to one of the tracks on this album, which hooked me immediately. The whole release is on a beautifully muted dub techno tip, perfect for the afternoon drift.
Julius Eastman - Joy Boy
A companion to piece last year's reissue of the incomparable Femenine, this was recorded at the same performance. Frozen Reeds dithered on how to release it, eventually choosing today as the perfect opportunity to share it with the world.
Minced Oath - Supersede
Sunken Foal here operates as Minced Oath, trading in beautiful languid synthscapes.
La Cosa Preziosa - Pebbles
Susanna Caprara, aka La Cosa Preziosa, keeps a sonic diary, sharing field recordings via mailing list called the 'Secret Soundscape Club'. This is a collection of those recordings.
DeViere & Ali Berger - Free Gherkin Vol. 1
Weird and wonky house music from this pair of US producers.
Jon Collin - The Nature
This is just up for pre-order at the moment but it's at a reduced cost today. It's a kind of plaintive, folksy guitar that wouldn't normally get my attention, but it's sublime. I've listened to the three tracks available here several times today.
I've been a fan of Helena Celle for several years now, and I'm always looking to share her strange and murky music. I'd buy it all again if I could. Actually, I bought one of her albums directly and then again on tape when it was released by Night School.
Free Dust - Several Names
Matthew Sage runs Patient Sounds and also records as Free Dust. This is one of his own recordings, a selection of ambient improv pieces from a variety of instruments. Some of the pieces stop suddenly, which is a weird shame.
Mutual Attraction - Lost Tape
Classic sounding house on Nous, I believe it's an extended version of a track that was released originally on one of the label's Ethos Series 12s. Fifteen minutes of wonder.
lilianechlela - Al laylaki (Full Version)
This is a short piece recorded for a promo video (see above!). Beautiful.
Isabella - ┗| ຶӫ ຶ|┛Live set @ Make it New with Helena Hauff
Love twisted hardware sets. Love Isabella. Love emoticons.
Atmosferics 002 - Jake Muir
Ending on a gentler note, this is a wonderful mix from the excellent Jake Muir. Going through a huge range of artists, it covers strange ambient, field recordings and so forth.
LOTS of music. I'm DJing tomorrow at the Beatyard festival in Dublin. Expect bangers.
Finally! My son is 2 today! I'm full of love.