Also Released - Music
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (4AD) This was recorded in a remote cabin in the wilds of Wisconsin and it sounds like it. A gloriously minimal and spectral solo debut from Justin Vernon.
Jack Marchment - Corydon and Manjrekar (Benbecula) Inspired by the founding fathers (and mothers) of electronica, this oddball produces some cracking textures in his electro-acoustic experiments.
Martina Topley-Bird - The Blue God (Independiente) One-time collaborator of Tricky’s shows off her styles in her first album for five years.
Martha Wainwright - I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too (Drowned in Sound) The infinitely more digestible Wainwright sibling unfurls an album of affecting folk/pop turns.
The Pigeon Detectives - This is an Emergency (Dance to the Radio) No longer the band with the worst name in Britain thanks to the arrival of Royworld, the ‘Tec’s second offering is a more polished, if anodyne indie jangle.
Wiley - Grime Wave (Asylum) This album, led by club-shaking single ‘Wearing My Rolex’ proves this London MC’s never going to compromise.
Emmanuel Jal - War Child (Sonic 360) The Sudanese rap star and former child soldier throws down more politically-charged, globally aware hip hop fury.
Radioactive Man - Growl (Control Tower) More tremendous tectonic techno rumbles from former Lone Swordsman Keith Tenniswood.
Liquid Liquid - Slip in and Out of the Phenomenon (Domino) This NYC kraut-funk crew have their entire recorded output collected on one eclectic disc.