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Mr. Lif & Brass Menazeri :: Resilient

Cross-cultural collaboration mixes up a Balkan frenzy with dope beats and MC’ing

Liima :: 1982

The title and a first listen make you think this is a retro thing, but it is more of a weird synthesis from a group of Scandinavian musicians.

The Pack AD :: Dollhouse

Another stunning set of songs from these Vancouverites, full of fuzz and dynamics.

Escape-ism :: Introduction to Escape-Ism

This is Ian Svenonius’ latest foray, a beatbox-backed recitation of lackadaisical poetry swimming in over-the-top soul delivery.

La Louma :: Let The World Be Flooded Out

Intriguing set of well-crafted songs from this solo artist.

Fever Ray :: Plunge

Sparse and electronic, sometimes abrasive, this project from Swedish vocalist Karin Elisabeth Dreijer can be difficult and/or rewarding.

Diamante Eléctrico :: Diamante Eléctrico

Rock latino, full-on-boogie, or as they say in their native Colombia, “bugi.”

Makthaverskan :: III

Swirling and pounding sounds with reverb-drenched vocals from this Swedish “post-punk” outfit