Today Kate NV shares “Plans”, the third offering from her forthcoming album Room for the Moon. The video, directed by Kate and Pavel Kling, is best described as a hallucinatory news report.
In Kate’s own words: “The song is about how everything constantly collapses and changes, that nothing is really clear and that it is impossible to plan everything or anything.” Written before the present world crisis, the song’s surreal dissociation as presented through Kate’s pop proficiency is prescient of this moment if not peculiar: “Who would tell us what it was like before it turned to this. Who would outline the plans.”
for this month’s episode of friends & fiends on NTS, e ruscha v supplied us w/ a mix “made with the intention of personal or communal lucid dreaming. play just before the extended intersection of wake and sleep.”
An extension and evolution of Greg Fox’s rigorous, virtuosic sound-making practices, Contact, his first solo album since 2017’s The Gradual Progression, finds the multidisciplinary artist accessing ever more raw and ruminative states, processing the tumult of sentience into stick-hit-drum.
Today, Greg also launches a crowdfunding initiative to build a public-facing recording studio in his native state of New York. As Greg notes in his Kickstarter mission statement in light of the current global crisis, “I hope that if anything this campaign can be a source of encouragement to others. I believe in the future of music. I believe that we will find a way to get through this.” Complete info here:
On Room for the Moon, Kate NV follows the muse of music from one chamber of illusion to the next, harmonizing lunar lullabies with a starry compositional choreography. Conjured from unlived memories of 70s and 80s Russian and Japanese pop music and film, Room for the Moon is a 20th century fairy tale suspended in time like a moon torn from a paper sky.
Kashif – The Mood (Sea Urchin edit) Cheba Nouria – Goutlek c est fini (Sea Urchin edit) Atlantis – The lost empire I (Sea Urchin edit, voice Leila Hassan) Sea Urchin – Alekum salam Gregory Isaacs – Slum in dub (additional guitar and edit Francesco Cavaliere) Raggio di luna – Comanchero Manzel – Midnight theme (Sea Urchin edit) Atlantis – The lost empire II (Sea Urchin edit) Soul 2 Soul – Feel Free (Sea Urchin edit) Raggio di luna – Comanchero (2020 Sea Urchin edit) Giorgio Moroder – (Theme From) Midnight Express (2020 Sea Urchin edit) Franco Battito – il mito dell’ amore world sounds compilation – Percussions of the world disc 2 Sea Urchin – Kiffen 2 Sapho – Souvenir d’ enfance (endi ou hida) Djibril Diop Mambety – La Grammaire de ma Grand’mére Donaway – Arpeggi Savana (Sea Urchin edit, additional bass guitar Francesco Cavaliere) Sapho – Endi ou hida (additional sound effects and edit Francesco Cavaliere) Mad Professor – Sahara dub Leila Hassan – raml el ard / planet sand Mel & Kim – Showing Out (Sea Urchin edit) Tony Allen (ft. Damon Albarn) + Oliver Messiaen – Èclairs sur l’Au Delà (Sea Urchin edit, additional bass and guitar Francesco Cavaliere) Cameo – Back and forth Flowers – For Real Raggio di luna – Comanchero (fuori tempo) (Sea Urchin edit)
Lucrecia Dalt will tour throughout the EU & UK this month to support Jerusalem In My Heart. The dates are below are the best way to see Lucrecia share new music before the fall. We’ve finally re-pressed her 2018 album, Anticlines, with fresh copies shipping out immediately. Check the flyer below for details and dates, and head to the shop for a copy of Anticlines.