Jim Carroll

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The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ

Tracks from Lindstrom, Rusangano Family, Moses Sumney, Mary Lattimore, Odetta Hartman, Jessy Lanza and many more

Jessy Lanza

Fri, Apr 8, 2016, 09:30


Lindstrom “Closing Shot” (Feedelity)

That’s the anthem, getcha damn hands up. Hans Peter Lindstrøm produces a freewheeling, floor-filling, all-killer-no-filler tune for the season ahead.

Rusangano Family “Let the Dead Bury the Dead” (Self release)

Album of the week, people, from the Limerick trio making all the best moves right now. Ton of dates on the way including Banter at MusicTown and Dublin’s Sugar Club tomorrow and Limerick’s Dolan’s on April 22.

Jessy Lanza “VV Violence” (Hyperdub)

The forthcoming Lanza album “Oh No” is beginning to sound like the business judging by recent cut “It Means I Love You” and now this beauty.

Moses Sumney “Everlasting Sigh” (Self release)

Voice, handclaps and loops combine to make a track which is full of superfly twists and turns.

Leon Vynehall “Rojus (Designed To Dance)” (Running Back)

Second album from the Brighton producer and the first to come this way inspired by a documentary about exotic birds’ courtship rituals. “Rojus” is gorgeous, an album of bright and breezy house music which acts as a clarion call for the groove.

Cassius “Action” (Interscope)

Mike D from the Beastie Boys and Cat Power (from the Powers of Atlanta) join Cassius for a new-school disco classic with lots of vroom under the bonnet.

Mary Lattimore “Otis Walks Into the Woods” (Ghostly International)

Classically trained harpist from Philadelphia creates an enchanting, haunting score from the ” At the Dam” album for what you might find if you go down to the woods today.

Odetta Hartman “Creektime” (Northern Spy)

Beguiling future folk and 23rd century cowgirl soul from the New York native’s “222″ album

Patrice Bäumel “Dum Dum” (Kompakt)

Amsterdam producer creates a brilliant tech-house cut full of sheer thump and wow.

Cloudland Canyon “Psychic Insistent” (Medical)

Space-age orchestral psych wig-out from Kip Uhlhorn’s Memphis collective with help for third album “Arabesque” from Jody Stephens (Big Star), David Scott Stone (the Melvins/LCD Soundsystem) and Pete “Sonic Boom” Kember (Spacemen 3).

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.