For this week’s One-Liners column I will seriously try to adhere to the rule from which this column derives its name. Will I follow my own rule for once? Read on to find out.
I also just want to write that although time and circumstance prohibit me from doing elaborate reviews of these releases, they are worth a deep dive. There’s great music here.
KrakÓw Loves Adana – “Follow the Voice”
Italians Do It Better’s newest act — the latest in the label’s expansion into representing excellent European musicians — unleashes some delightfully haunting mid-tempo euphoria. Catch them opening for Chromatics and Desire on some dates this fall.
Lou Rebecca – Restless
Lou Rebecca and collaborator Josh Mills (Missions) are a 1980s-tinged Franglais Glass Candy on this blissful and meticulously crafted masterpiece; out now via Austin’s legendary Holodeck Records. It’s one of the best albums to grace 2019 in a year filled with quality releases. (Catch Lou opening for Ladytron soon.)
Fonolith – Warm Pad, Sharp Stab
It struts, it kills, it has that synthy bliss wrapped around unconventional grooves — I’m wrecked.
Ekhodom – Ekhodom
The ’80s synthesizer project from Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation and engineer Gianmaria Conti is an intergalactic voyage into the far-reaches of the great beyond.
Sturgill Simpson – SOUND & FURY
So this is what 21st Century country-disco sounds like: I’m friggin’ here for it. Wow. Sturgill nails it with a collection I’d like to hear over and over again. (Heh)
The Juan Maclean – The Brighter the Light
Juan and Nancy never disappoint with their fantastic dance music — this is a great companion album to Mecha Maiko’s forthcoming Let’s.
Dream Division – Transcend
A bit like a more tempered Majeure in space — I predict a great many things for Dream Division. A bright future is assured.
Parsec – September Heat
Has Laurel Canyon ever been this hot?
(Editor’s Note: As established in this post, the One-Liners column is a concise but meaningful way to highlight Vehlinggo-recommended releases. It’s not exactly weekly, but it can be. Entries are almost never one line, but they could be. Check out the most recent one.)