The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ
Tracks from Rue, Land Lovers, Evie Sands, Terry Allen, Hiatus Kaiyote, Julianna Barwick, Tim Hecker and more
Various “The Ladies of Too Slow to Disco” (How Do You Are?)
From the beautiful sun-blissed groove of Evie Sands’ “You Can Do It” (below) to the spooky, hypnotic purr of Lynn Christopher’s “Take Me With You”, here’s a compilation highlighting the glorious pop music made on the US west coast during the 1970s
Terry Allen “Juarez” (Paradise of Bachelors)
Deep sounds from the deep Amerian southwest on this reissue of the legendary Texan musician and artist’s haunting and mesmerising 1975 debut. “Cortez Sail” from the album below
O Mer “Now I’ve Alive” (Self release)
Otherworldly soul music with a beauiful sonic sheen from Tel Aviv-born Brooklyn-based producer Omer Schonberger
Rue “Sally In the Garden” (Self release)
Cracking tune from new combo featuring Brian Flanagan and Lynched’s Cormac MacDiarmada and Radie Peat. Catch them at The Hut in Phibsboro on May 7.
Hiatus Kaiyote “Laputa” (Sony Music)
That man Anderson .Paak shows up on a spacey Taylor McFerrin vibe-out of a “Choose Your Weapons” album track from the Aussie soul seekers on their new “Recalibrations Vol One” EP.
Land Lovers “The Rooks Have Returned” (Popical Island)
The new album from the Dublin-based band continues their deep and engrossing dig into lyrical splendour with strong resonant songs like “Angeline” (below) and “Springtime for the Mystics”. Album is released on May 16 and they play Connolly’s, Leap, Co. Cork (May 13); Pine Lodge Hostel, Cork (14); Arts Centre, Waterford (20); Workman’s Club, Dublin (21) and Roisin Dubh, Galway (Aug 17)
Julianna Barwick “Will” (Dead Oceans)
Dark and compulsive forthcoming album where Barwick is joined by Thomas Arsenault (Mas Ysa), cellist Maarten Vos and drummer Jamie Ingalls (Chairlift, Tanlines). “Nebula” from the album below
Jelani Blackman “Submarine” (Self release
Striking slice of dark, smart space-age soul from the London singer and producer
Tim Hecker “Love Streams” (4AD)
Eighth album from the Canadian sound artist, composer and producer is a confident, bracing and bold collection of sounds which constantly shift and morph in tone, timbre and tempo
Various “Can’t You Hear Me?” (Now-Again)
Wild collection of garage rock and “Nuggets” twists from 1970s’ Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Play loud! The title track from Paul Ngozi is below
The OTR Spotify playlist: the tunes we’ve given the thumbs up to over the last few weeks. New tracks added weekly. Note: no money has exchanged hands for placement on this playlist.