Hello again friends, freaks and fans of future-jazz.
In the week that actress Emma Watson provoked a few smirks with her announcement that she was ‘self-partnered’, 45 RPM brings you five slices of only the finest new music, guaranteed to get your heart racing.
Enthusiastically ‘playing the field’ is London’s Afro-Brazilian funksters Da Lata. Their release Thunder of Silence is as cool as it is clever and that’s why it’s your Charm Offensive.
Experimenting with ‘sologamy’ is the cool, distant Trapped in the American Dream by Terri Lyne Carrington. Featuring guest vocals from Kassa Overall, it is a powerful statement of life in modern day America and that’s why it’s your Military Coup.
Up next, and putting the ‘sing in single’, is Cuban trumpeter Yelfris Valdés. His collaboration with Modou Toure on Ancestry undoubtedly provides one of the vocal performances of the year and is also your Peaceful Protest this week.
Asserting the modern status of ‘it’s complicated’ are The KutiMangoes. Their unlikely marriage of Danish weather and love of African rhythms comes together on Money is the Curse and that’s why it’s your Guerrilla Warfare selection.
And finally, helping us get through our period of ‘conscious uncoupling’ (at least until next week) is Julia Kent’s Salt Point. The cellist’s mesmerising mix of the electronic and organic is your Quiet Riot choice.
So, if you feel like coupling up with any of those little lovelies, by all means, hear more here…
P.S. You can find all of the tracks reviewed above in the 45 Revolutions per Minute playlist below or click to access the 45 RPM Playlist on Spotify itself.
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