Tag Archives: modern

July 7, 2020


Peter Tosh Reggaemylitis Wanted Dread And Alive (Parlophone UK)
Yabby You/King Tubby Plague On The Land The Walls Of Jerusalem (Pressure Sounds)
Lee “Scratch” Perry Disco Devil Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Friends: The Jamaican Discomixes (Universal)
Mad Professor Catch a Rat! 2019 Riddim & Dub Series (Ariwa Sounds Ltd)
Mulatu Astatke;Black Jesus Experience Living on Stolen Land To Know Without Knowing (Agogo)
Moor Mother;Sham-e-Ali Nayeem Change Change (Mexican Summer)
Run The Jewels JU$T (feat. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha) RTJ4 (BMG)
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble Sharbath Gula Here Be Dragons (Ad Noiseam)
Drum & Lace Rise Further Little (Twig Records)
Kenny Burrell Chitlins Con Carne Midnight Blue (Blue Note)
Shirley Scott Do You Know a Good Thing When You See One? One for Me (Arc Records)
Sonny Memorial Quartet (Previtt, Zorn, Drummond, Horvitz) Cool Struttin’ Voodoo Jazz (Black Saint)
Tangerine Dream exit Exit (Elektra Records)
Sven Rånlund Clean Shave La Vie Modulaire 1 (GEIGER Grammofon)
Ricardo Donoso Forking Path Content (Denovali)
Iggy Pop, Tarwater, Alva Noto From Pent-Up Aching Rivers Leaves Of Grass (Morr)
Sojoy Calm – Volans II Ambistellar Jazz (Sojoymusic)
Einstürzende Neubauten Ten Grand Goldie Ten Grand Goldie (Potomak)
Budgie Crash Course in Brain Surgery In for the Kill! (Rock Repertoire)
Kassel Jaeger Paris Mustangs Swamps/Things (self-released)

June 10, 2020

On this episode of Nocturnal we dive into 10 new tracks. A shorter set than usual, but it’s been an enormous week for music released, especially on Bandcamp, where they waived fees once again. This week’s set begins with an old, but new track from Daniel Bachman, who I saw perform live just last summer in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at WSCA. We also have a few tracks from the new Rough Trade Publishing / Bank Robber compilation supporting Black Lives Matter. I hope you enjoy this week’s selections.

PLAYLIST
  1. Daniel Bachman  Dogwood  Green Alum Springs (Three Lobed Recordings)
  2. Orkesta Mendoza  Head Above Water  Curandero (Glitterbeat)
  3. Painted Zeros  Break  When You Found Forever (Don Giovanni Records)
  4. Linda Kemp  Don’t Go Hiding Your Light  EP (Gospel Train Records)
  5. Lip Talk + Woof Woof  No Justice No Peace (Rough Trade Publishing)
  6. Ty Segall & Cory Hanson  She’s a Beam (Drag City)
  7. Windy and Carl  Lighthouse  Unreleased Home Recordings 1992-1995  (self released)
  8. Caroline  Dark Blue  12″  (Rough Trade)
  9. Black Pumas Colors acoustic (ATO Records) 
  10. Menahan Street Band feat. Saundra Williams  There’s A New Day Coming (Daptone)

June 03, 2020

Welcome to a brand new look. I’m your same ol’ host, but during the pandemic I have been on hiatus and busy participating in too many Zoom calls for work. It’s not bad. Meanwhile, it’s time to get back into it. So here it is… Welcome to Nocturnal: A sound + music experience. On this occurrence we look at 16 artists all with new music available now or about to be released soon.

PLAYLIST

1. Cool Rockers – Black Ark Players (VP Records)
2. Someone – Gabriel Garzon Montano (Jagjaguwar)
3. So We Don’t Forget – Khruangbin (Dead Oceans)
4. Summer Places – Sam Prekop (Thrill Jockey Records)
5. The Furthest Farthest – David Grubbs & Taku Unami (Drag City)
6. Aeroplane Bathroom – Gordi (Jagjaguwar)
7. Troubled Girl – Drab City (Bella Union)
8. The Lucky – Jim White & Marisa Anderson (Thrill Jockey Records)
9. Continuous Portrait – Inventions (Temporary Residence)
10. Cross Bay – Meg Baird (Drag City)
11. Mushi No Uta – Kikagaku Moyo (Sub Pop)
12. per Aspera (ad Astra) – Fennesz (Touch UK)
13. Animen – Luke Vibert (Hypercolour)
14. Take Me Home (Country Roads) – Whitney w/ Waxahatchee (Secretly Canadian)
15. Dirty Room – Guy Capecelatro III (Two Ton Santa)
16. Harlem River – Kevin Morby Live in Paris – February 2020 (Dead Oceans)