Hello AugustLate Summer Music
Summer doldrums?  There’s no need for alarm.  With an average of one new instrumental release each day, this August is looking unusually robust.  We’re especially excited about the upcoming albums from Porya Hatami, Rumour Cubes and Talons, but there’s plenty to choose from here.  And don’t nap on the Ian William Craig album; it’s one of the season’s best.  Whether you’re sitting under a tree, relaxing in the shade, or jumping up and down in the big waves, there’s something for you below ~ we know you’ll find something you like!  New music is added to this page on a near-daily basis, so keep coming back to catch up on all the latest previews!

Our review of Sóley’s Krómantík lit up the boards this month, becoming our top review of the month and our second-most viewed review ever (just behind Hammock).  Reviews of new albums by Hildur Guðnadóttir and Lawrence English came in at #2 and #3.  Our most-viewed feature was our Slowdive retrospective, followed by the ACL Singles Chart and Electronic Observations.  Thank you to all of our labels, artists and readers for your continued support!  And now, here’s what’s coming up for the remainder of the summer!

Earthling Society ~ England Have My Bones (Riot Season, 1 August)

Grzegorz Bojanek ~ Analogue (Twice Removed, 1 August)

Hipster Riot! ~ Midnight Prophet (1 August)

Huixtralizer ~ The Morning Resonant (Twice Removed, 1 August)

Mark Peter Wright ~ Tasked to Hear (Corbel Stone Press, 1 August)

Talons ~ New Topographics (Big Scary Monsters, 4 August)

Ian William Craig ~ A Turn of Breath (Recital, 5 August)

machinone ~ Tokyo (6 August, flau)

Adam Fielding ~ Pieces (8 August)

Porya Hatami ~ The Garden (Dronarivm, 8 August)

Specta Ciera ~ Overwintering (Flaming Pines, 8 August)

Russ Young ~ Common Pond (Audiobulb, 11 August)

Terence Hannum ~ Via Negativa (Utech, 14 August)

Middlemarch ~ Wolf Hall (Time Released Sound, mid-August)

Core of the Coalman ~ Amphibious Radost (Kirigirisu, 18 August)

Memory Drawings ~ There Is a World Without You (Hibernate, 18 August)

Moiré ~ Shelter (Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune, 18 August)

Pye Corner Audio ~ Black Mist EP (Front and Follow, 18 August)

Rumour Cubes ~ Appearances of Collections (18 August)

Near the Parenthesis ~ Cloud.Not Mountain (n5MD, 19 August)

William Ryan Fritch ~ Heavy (Lost Tribe Sound, 19 August)

Wiwichu ~ Zeigarnik Effect (19 August)

BABEXO ~ Outside my window, while I dream (Rainbow Pyramid, 21 August)

Inner Travels ~ Garden Music (Rainbow Pyramid, 21 August)

Jeff Brown ~ Cosmological Horizon (Rainbow Pyramid, 21 August)

koasasa ~ Return to the Palm Oasis (Rainbow Pyramid, 21 August)

Oliwa ~ Selva Primaria (Rainbow Pyramid, 21 August)

S.O.S. ~ The Last Paradigm (Rainbow Pyramid, 21 August)

Music Blues ~ Things Haven’t Gone Well (Thrill Jockey, 26 August)

Rustie ~ Green Language (Warp, 26 August)

Deaf Center ~ Recount (Sonic Pieces, 29 August)

Federico Albanese ~ The Houseboat and the Tiger Reworked (Denovali, 29 August)

Massimo Discepoli ~ Parallax (DOF, 1 September)

anodyne ~ IV (Psychonavigation, 8 September)

Caudal ~ Ascension (ConSouling Sounds, 14 September)

Rapoon ~ Cultural Forgeries (Alrealon Musique, 14 September)

Chapelier Fou ~ Deltas (Ici d’ailleurs, 22 September)

North Side Drive ~ Snow/Sea/Sky (Preserved Sound, September)

Richard Youngs ~ Red Alphabet in the Snow (Preserved Sound, September)

Tess Said So ~ I Did That Tomorrow (Preserved Sound, September)

Caribou ~ Our Love (City Slang/Merge, 4 October)

A Winged Victory for the Sullen ~ Atomos (Erased Tapes, 6 October)

Big Brother on Acid ~ S/T (Alrealon Musique, 28 October)


  1. Rocktor

    Great job Rick…Thank you very much!!!

  2. FINALLY got to the end of all this. Added a few things to the 2014 list. As ever, ACL is expensive to read.

  3. Andrey

    Thanks a lot!

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