It wasn't all jazz, honest
It’s been a month crammed with experimental debuts and blistering sophomores where jazz and digital-avant-jazz and pop-jazz and Canadian-toxicology-DJ-jazz have reigned supreme. The occasional country cowboy has slipped in too.
It’s been so good that our shortlist of the month’s best album isn’t really short at all. Here are eleven of our favourites, the stuff we’ve put on to sometimes ignore the world outside.
Title: Twilight Splendour
Label: Blank Editions
What is it? A band tied to their phones, who sold their guitars for electronic equipment at the same time they decided to live on electricity-free houseboats.
L&Q says: “there’s a groove, slinking and stark, then sinisterly detuned ice-cream van chimes, then fuzz and digital decay, mayhem and oblivion, aural darkness and then just silence – all in the first song.”