Now Playing – the tunes of the week at OTR HQ
Tunes from Ka, Idiot Songs (pictured), Bondax, Karen Gwyer and Special Request
Ka “The Night’s Gambit” (Iron Works)
Brooklyn MC’s mighty 2013 album deploys the heft of his streetwise poetry to devastating effect
Karen Gwyer “Needs Continuum” (No Pain In Pop)
Ear-catching wash of Venn diagram experimental sounds from the Michigan-born, London-based artist
Special Request “Soul Music” (Houndstooth)
Paul Woolford tips his cap to the pirate stations of his youth with slamming first-edition rave and jungle sounds.
Bondax “Fires” (Self release)
One of the acts to watch for 2014, the Lancaster brothers’ shapely wintertime jam comes with vocals from Josh Record.
Idiot Songs “Idiot Songs” (Self release)
Pearse McGloughlin and Justin Grounds tap Dostoyevsky for inspiration on splendid collaborative album of folky pen-pictures.