The playlist – the tunes of the week at OTR HQ
Tunes for your listening pleasure from Azealia Banks, Seán Mac Erlaine, Kerri Chandler, Tony Allen, Loscil, Superfunk, Bobby Womack, Nina Simone and others
Kerri Chandler “Six Pianos” (Deeply Rooted House)
From “The Dark One, The Moon And The Candle Maker”, the house don pays tribute to Steve Reich’s track of the same name.
Seán Mac Erlaine “A Slender Song” (Ergodos)
Beautiful improvised woodwind and live electronic sounds from a series of live recordings by the Dublin musician and member of This Is How We Fly. Catch Mac Erlaine live next Wednesday (November 26) at the Little Museum of Dublin. “Dingle” and “Turaghlan” from the album follow
HNNY “Surf Dude” (Yummy)
15 minutes of deep house wavearama from the Swedish producer. Dive in.
Tony Allen “Film of Life” (Jazz Village)
Hear the drummer get wicked. Afrobeat kingpin Tony Allen’s 10th solo album is full of dazzle and shine, with astute dig-outs from Damon Abarn, Kuku and Adunni.
Azealia Banks “Broke With Expensive Taste” (Prospect Park)
A long time in the works, Banks’ debut packs quite a punch with its tough, swaggery dance-pop gallivanting.
Loscil “Sea Island” (Kranky)
Choice, subtle, nuanced ambient and atmospheric soundwaves from Canadian producer Scott Morgan
Various “Pop Ambient 2015″ (Kompakt)
Wolfgang Voigt’s lovingly selected music of great disctinction from Max Wuerden, Leandro Fresco, Jens-Uwe Beyer, Ulf Lohmann, Thore Pfeiffer and others
Bobby Womack “The Bravest Man In The Universe” (XL)
Remembering one of this year’s sad losses with this fine album of gritty, evocative tunes
Superfunk “Superfunk” (Miami/Soul Jazz)
From Soul Jazz’s bodacious new “Disco” compilation, covering independent disco and boogie in the late 1970s and early 1980s
Nina Simone “Baltimore” (CTI)
Now that’s what we call a cover. Dr Simone does her thing with Randy Newman’s tune and produces one of those standout moments