New Music – January/February

With a pretty full schedule over the last couple of months (NAMM + Los Angeles + Indonesia + touring), I’ve had little time to reflect on the music I’ve really been digging since the new year began. I’ll try my best to publish one of these every month, but to start (and square) things off, here’s my pick of albums from January and February.

Steve Roach – The Passing
This one has actually moved me to tears a few times already. Already a contender for AOTY in my opinion.

Visible Cloaks – Reassemblage
This time with Visible Cloaks, something different happened altogether – I ended up giving more of a shit about the music than the art and the animations. Lovely record here. No, not everyone’s cup of joe, but a lovely record nonetheless.

Baseck – Erisfall
Derrick Estrada has milked me for a lot of money, mainly because of his uncanny ability to make complex eurorack synth modules more fun and intuitive. We had a chat at the Malekko Heavy Industrial booth at NAMM in January where he sold me on their new sequencer in about five minutes flat. I also happen to love his music, and his latest tape released in support of his ongoing tour with clipping. is the real deal.

Mutual Intentions – Mutual Intentions #2
Super funky collection of beats with some bars thrown in for good measure. Extra-easy listening from the Mutual Intentions stable in Norway.

Roc Marciano – Rosebud’s Revenge
35-word review: To be real with you, I was looking forward for this album to drop last year but Roc Marci was like “wait”. Out now, it’s smooth as expected and easily his best since Reloaded. Buy it.
2-word review: Future?… lol.

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