ABEKEJSER | MOSES SUMNEY | PLATIMO | CORTO.ALTO | FKA TWIGS
Hello again friends, freaks and fans of future-jazz.
In the week that John Lewis released its now-fabled Christmas commercial 45 RPM brings you five adverts for new jazz music that are practically guaranteed to get you #excitable.
Waking us up like the Bear and the Hare’s bloody big alarm clock is Danish five-piece Abekejser. Their track Floating Through the Universe is murder on the dancefloor in more ways than just one and that’s why it’s your Charm Offensive.
Coming in to burn the whole ruddy place down (whether he means to or not) is Moses Sumney. Super-new track Virile shows the dark master of weirdo pop doing what he does best. That’s your Military Coup.
Bringing a Man in the Moon-like quiet dignity to proceedings (and then some not-so quiet stuff too) is Leeds-formed epic-jazz collective Platimo. Their track Hope Valley is as grandiose and awesome as its name would suggest and that’s your Peaceful Protest.
Bouncing around with Buster the Boxer-like gleeful abandon is Scottish nu-soul collective Corto.Alto. Their track Better was written in a week, rehearsed in an hour and released not long after being recorded… but all of that simply ensures all the new-song energy is still box-fresh when it reaches your ears, dear listener. That’s why it’s your Guerrilla Warfare selection.
And, finally, bringing proceedings to a soppy, wet, Power-of-Love close is FKA Twigs. Her track holy terrain is a sensual affair that hides its darknesses well and it’s also your Quiet Riot selection.
So, if you’re buying any of that, 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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– SV –