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From When The Waters Refused Our History by Sunken Cages aka drummer Ravish Momin the engrossing 'Sunken Cages' is streaming. It's ancient to future reimagination from an artist you need to know about especially if you pivot towards an interest in …

Published: 23 Apr 2021. Updated: 14 days.

From When The Waters Refused Our History by Sunken Cages aka drummer Ravish Momin the engrossing 'Sunken Cages' is streaming. It's ancient to future reimagination from an artist you need to know about especially if you pivot towards an interest in jazz/electronica. Training as an engineer at Carnegie Mellon University in PIttsburgh Mornin also studied drums with Andrew Cyrille during the time that he worked as an engineer in New York before switching to work professionally as a musician, the India-born player's bands have included Tarana (who utilise violin, oud, drums and laptop driven electronica) and Turning Jewels Into Water with Haitian electronica artist Val Jeanty. Mornin acknowledges DJ Lag, Cakes Da Killa, Aphex Twin, J.Dilla, Mount Kimbie, Spoek Mathambo, DJ Rashad, Andy Stott, Dirty Projectors among his many influences. Issued by On the Corner on 30 April

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10 labels blazing a trail & leading the way: April 2021

Labels are a far better filter in the long term for quality and steady momentum nurtured and cultivated than the far more mercurial game of playlists. We salute all the labels listed below for their independent spirit and character. We're all for …

Published: 22 Apr 2021. Updated: 15 days.

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Labels are a far better filter in the long term for quality and steady momentum nurtured and cultivated than the far more mercurial game of playlists. We salute all the labels listed below for their independent spirit and character. We're all for gemeinschaft rather than gesellschaft (Further reading, Yuval Noah Harari's Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, Harvill Secker, 2016)

  1. Gondwana (Manchester) for the prospect of Music for Film and Theatre and more
  2. Cadillac (London) for All Knavery and Collusion and more
  3. Jusqu'à la nuit (Paris) for Circles Live
  4. Lateralize (London) for 'If I Knew' and more
  5. Jazzland (Norway) for Maridalen and more
  1. ACT (Germany) for A New Dawn
  2. Red Hook (Ireland) for Hanamichi
  1. Stoney Lane (Birmingham) for We're Young Pilgrims and more
  2. Ghostlight (New York) for Better Days Ahead
  3. Sunnyside (New York) for Slowly: Song For Keith Jarrett and more

Also see snapshots for March 2021 and February 2021