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Szun Waves, The John Butler Trio, Snafu and More! - The Audiophile Man
Brief commentary of vinyl releases from Bandcamp, Sireena, Baco, Khanti and more… A fond look backwards at black music can be found on Joseph Malik’s Diverse Part 2 (ramrock.bandcamp.com). From classic soul to Motown-inflected vibes…its all here. Ah! Kosmos’ Beautiful Swamp (ahkosmos.bandcamp.com) sees the Turkish-born electronica artist moving towards a Bjork-style of commercial, ethno-electro but with a different vocal style, of course. Szun Waves, New Hymn to Freedom (szunwaves.bandcamp.com) is a new avant-jazz outing offering experimental tones spanning long tracks that fully explore the complex moods. Roosevelt’s Young Romance (iamroosevelt.bandcamp.com) offers guitar and synth-pop. Despite the vacuity of much of the genre, this one ain’t half bad. As your coat might be trapped in the door of a speeding car, you’re dragged along by the hooks. From Groundation is The Next Generation (Baco; groundation.com) a new reggae/jazz fusion complete with that slight Roger Champman-esque vocal style. Paradise Lost’s Believe in Nothing (2001). Quality metal with hooks a-plenty and a tight production. Erdenreich’s Tai Chi Tu (Sireena; www.sireena.de) combines diverse and wide-wide-ranging rock styles with varying cultural and genre notes to form a melange of tones. Worth investigating. From the same label, look out for Snafu’s Live Nottingham 1976. The rocking supergroup …