• www.thewickedsound.com Alabaster dePlume Visit Croatia The Good Vine
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    Alabaster dePlume releases new mini EP called “Visit Croatia”.

    Alabaster dePlume releases a new mini EP called “Visit Croatia”. Back in February he released one of the best albums this year, “To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1” through International Anthem (Chicago) Lost Map (Eigg) and Total Refreshment Centre (London). It is a compilation of instrumentals, taken from early releases, re-mastered, with new some material. "Visit Croatia" from that album was later prominently sampled by Bon Iver on "PDLIF". Today, he released that song as a single with two previously unreleased B-sides: "Black Drifts" and "The Good Wine".   From our Blog: Danalogue, Sarathy Korwar and Alabaster dePlume unite on a new song “Amoeba’s Dream”.   Watch the video below to Alabaster…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Makaya McCraven Universal Beings
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    Makaya McCraven shares “Mak Attack” and “Beat Science” from his new album “Universal Beings E&F Sides”

    Makaya McCraven shares two new singles “Mak Attack” and “Beat Science” from his forthcoming album “Universal Beings E&F Sides” on International Anthem. It’s Makaya follow up to his critically-acclaimed 2018 release “Universal Beings”. New LP presents fourteen new pieces of organic beat music cut from the original sessions, prepared and produced by Makaya as a soundtrack to the “Universal Beings” documentary film, directed by Mark Pallman. 26 minutes long “making off” documentary follows Makaya to Los Angeles, Chicago, London and New York City for a behind the scenes look into the making of the artists breakthrough album, taking the viewer through the story of Makaya's life, his process and the…

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    Angel Bat Dawid released a “Transition East” inspired by Total Refreshment Centre

    Angel Bat Dawid released two new songs inspired by Total Refreshment Centre. Both new pieces of music are her response to Emma Warren's 2019 book "Make Some Space", about the history of London DIY music institution Total Refreshment Centre. The first track, “Transition East” is a tribute to the recently revived Chicago community centre that served as a base for AACM and icons from the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s. Very similar institution to London’s TRC. Watch below a video to Angel Bat Dawid two new songs “Transition East” and “No Space Fo Us”: The second track “No Space Fo Us” was composed and recorded at a space in…

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    Jeff Parker and the New Breed ensemble announces new album “Suite for Max Brown”

    Jeff Parker and the New Breed ensemble announces the new album “Suite for Max Brown”. Tortoise‘s guitarist Jeff Parker will release his new album on January 24 via a new partnership between the New York-based label Nonesuch Records and the Chicago–based International Anthem. Last year was a great year for International Anthem and they keep doing it in 2020 with some amazing records like this one. Jeff Parker is a member of the post-rock group Tortoise and was a founding member of Isotope 217 and the Chicago Underground Trio. He is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and played with Makaya McCraven, Brian Blade,…

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    The Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 12 new jazz

    Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 12: 01. Steam Down - Free My Skin [Decca]  Buy 02. Moses Boyd - Stranger Than Fiction [Exodus Records] Buy   03. Emma-Jean Thackray - Too Shy - 12 Version" [ International Anthem] Buy   04. Nérija - Where It Ends And Begins [Domino Recording] Buy   05. Ezra Collective - Chris and Jane [Enter The Jungle] Buy 06. Flying Lotus - MmmHmm - Maida Vale Session [WARP] Buy   07. Ruby Rushton - Yardley Suite [22a]  Buy   08. Junius Paul - Baker's Dozen [International Anthem] Buy   09. Kamaal Williams - Strings (ATL) [K7] Buy   10. Mark Guiliana - BUD - Shigeto Remix [Motema]…