Welcome back my friends for the column that never ends, another installment of New Music Monday… or Weekly… or Weekend or whatever it is nowadays. I’ll tell ya what’s good, what’s band, and what’s a waste of your time. This November marks the fifth year of my involvement in this website and the 4 and a half year birthday of this particular column. So happy birthday to me, I guess. On to the music.
The Big News
Yep, it’s the new Bjork record, Utopia, her first since 2015’s masterpiece Vulnicura. One of the most highly anticipated records of the year. So far I think the New York times is the only place that’s heard this thing and here’s it’s description: “‘Utopia,’ prizes airiness: the breath that powers voices and flutes; the atmosphere where birds fly; structures and tempos that change freely rather than being locked to a beat. The album, due on Nov. 24, is the latest iteration of Björk’s career-long fascination with how nature and technology can interact.”
The Kinda Big News
The third installment of the Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds thing drops this week.
You mean other than the new Bjork album? Well, how about this release that I just stumbled upon from the archives of Sun Ra, Kosmos in Blue: A John Gilmore Anthology Vol. 1. Gilmore was the Arkestra’s tenor saxophonist during some of the unit’s most productive time.
Tune in next week, same new music time, same new music channel for new stuff from: NO ONE! The rest of the year is all about lists – Top Ten Songs of 2017, Top 20 Records (split into two installments), a holiday music post, and a New Year message. So I won’t have a chance of posting about the new U2 or Neil Young & Promise of the Real records, so I’ll just do it now.
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