Micachu & The Shapes – Jewellry [Rough Trade]
Imagine celebrated American composer and instrument maker Harry Partch had a young British daughter who grew up listening to Beck. Now imagine that she made a record produced by a 6 year old Trent Reznor with ADD. There you have it.
Ida Maria – Fortress ‘Round My Heart [Island]
Girl pop (but not girly pop) from Northern Norway that sounds like a young Chrissy Hynde or Joan Jett. Fun stuff even if you’re not naked.
Kronos Quartet – Floodplain [Nonesuch 5/19]
Another ‘World Music’ release from KQ this time featuring new and traditional tunes from the Middle East. I’m a sucker for this kind of stuff. I love a good Oud tune with a drone