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Sequoyah Murray – Before You Begin

With Before You Begin, Sequoyah Murray at the same time breaks the rules and sticks to them, bringing some unique music along the way.

Paper Beat Scissors – Parallel Line

The melodic intricacy and imagination Crabtree shows on Parallel Line should put the album and his Paper Beat Scissors moniker into a more prominent light.

Furrows – Low Waters

By keeping things brief Wagner was able to avoid the possible trap of including half-baked material with all six tracks bristling with excellence, but with ‘Hours’ and the closing title track showing the trio’s ideas in full.

FerrariLover – Exotic Legend

Wyland is no imitator, she simply visits the similar places that guys like Guthrie, Henry Kaiser of Fred Frith did, just in her own way.

Thibault Renou & Ensemble Bibenduum – Maisha Suite

At no point throughout Maisha Suite are you able to define the number of musicians playing, there could be five or fifteen of them, and you simply don’t care, because it sounds exactly the way it should.

Vibracathedral Orchestra – Squeeze The Lids Through Coming Window

Another baffling and at the same time exhilarating release by Vibracathedral Orchestra, with a worthy cause to boot behind it.

Alexander Noice – Noice

Hard to slap a label on something that does its best (and succeeds) to be inventive and defy genres.

Frog – Count Bateman

What we end up with is Count Bateman, an album that collects all these seemingly average parts and turns them into something quite special.

Stavros Gasparatos – Rage Park

Throughout Rage Park, the music, although obviously composed never becomes too cerebral and relies more on the feel of the moment than on virtuosity show-off.

Adir L.C. – Basket Star

Adir L.C. comes up with quite a potent cocktail on Basket Star, no bitter taste afterward.

Orange Birthday – a1x

Orange Birthday’s a1x is like a puzzle piece, that in the end presents a whole picture.

Earthen Sea – Grass And Trees

On Grass And Trees, Earthen Sea makes even every empty space count and creating minimal dub/techno/ambient that doesn’t bore you to death but very late night kaleidoscopic soundscapes.

House and Land – Across The Field

House and Land remake and remodel this set of seven traditional tunes and still retain their original feel at the same time.

Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble – Where Future Unfolds

The music Locks presents is compelling enough to reward repeated listenings that reveal new, subtle elements each time.

JuJu – Maps & Territory

Maps & Territory is one of those albums for psych music aficionados who see the genre in a much wider concept than just, fuzz, acid, and flowers.

Olden Yolk – Living Theatre

It is these touches and elements that separate Olden Yolk from the ordinary and lift their music into something you want to take another listen to.

Opossum Sun Trail – Strontium Highway

So Strontium Highway steps on the same trail through the sand, but you can never make the exact same steps in the desert even if you wanted to, and again, Opossum Sun Trail make new shifts in their steps.

Toth – Practice Magic and Seek Professional Help When Necessary

Alex Toth is a music experimentalist of another sort.

Fox Millions Duo – Biting Through

It is an album for heavy thoughts and sometimes you have to go through those. This is could be your best bet for those times.

Chris Lastovicka – Fortune Has Turned (Remixed)

The initial Fortune Has Turned didn’t make much of a splash, hopefully, this remixed version will.

Anna Mieke – Idle Mind

Mieke escapes one of the usual traps of the singer/songwriter mode, that is the sameishness of ideas and interpretation that can bog down albums of artists that have a specific voice as she does.

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