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Torsten

  1. UK
  2. Jazz
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  1. Exaltation - Live In Athens Vol. 1
    by Nat Birchall Sextet
  2. Escape The Flames
    by Binker and Moses
  3. RAGAS FROM LAHORE - improvisations with Jaubi
    by Tenderlonious
  4. Shaman!
    by Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
    When Will I See You Again? When Will I See You Again?
    A nicely flowing sound, from one piece to the next. While there are no standout tracks, although “When will I see you again?” is heartbreaking, it represents a consistent and solid achievement. Mixing funk, space jazz, afro beat, rock it’s just a joy to listen to.
  5. ATA Records: The Library Archive Vol. 1
    by ATA Records
  6. Ugh
    by Ebi Soda
  7. To Know Without Knowing
    by Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience
  8. Mysticism Of Sound
    by nat birchall
  9. Early Works: Funk, Soul And Afro Rarities From The Archives
    by ATA Records
    Moscow Central Moscow Central
    Absolutely amazing. Thinking that all of this has started only 7 years ago in a small garage in Leeds - feels like ATA has been around since the 60s. This is how fab they are in recreating the original analogue sound. And 12 fantastic tunes to boot. Outstanding for me are the three early Sorcerers pieces, but especially love Moscow Central under Neil and Pete’s Lamplighters pseudonym.
  10. Super Liminal
    by Penya
    Beat Your Demon Beat Your Demon
    Great mix of African rhythms, voice and electronics. I definitely can’t sit still when listening. But it also shows signs of a deeper side to their sound - especially in Beat Your Demon. Fab.
  11. Penya na Msafiri Zawose
    by Penya
    Penya Safari ft Msafiri Zawose Penya Safari ft Msafiri Zawose
    The collaboration with Msafiri Zawose adds incredible depth and spirituality to Penya’s work. This was already hinted at in Super Liminal, but comes to full fruition in the 4 original pieces. But why did only the first 3 make it on vinyl? I just hope that there is more to come, like in LP form? Love it!
  12. All That's Left
    by Ian Simmonds
  13. The Shadows and The Light
    by Quin Kirchner
    Batá Chop Batá Chop
    This is one of the best albums of 2020. Great tunes, rhythm and improvising throughout. Feels at times like a classic from the ingenious 60s and like something absolutely new at the same time. Quin manages to successfully merge influences from all over the globe and all different phases of Jazz. There are moments you think you listen to Hailu Mergia, other pieces feel like Mingus and, of course, there is Sun Ra. Great stuff!
  14. Sage Secrets (EP)
    by PYJÆN
    Gold Plated (feat Odette Peters) Gold Plated (feat Odette Peters)
    Brilliant EP by up-and-coming PYJAEN. A great mix of different styles showcasing what they are capable off. My personal favourite is Gold Plated, the collaboration with an amazing Odette Peters - a great summer groove. Close second is Sugar Rush which shows hints of Return to Forever style fusion mixed with hard hitting funk grooves. Really love their energy and scope. There is much more to come I’m sure.
  15. TENDER IN LAHORE
    by Tenderlonious
    Ed Cawthorne shows off his ability to carry us to somewhere completely different. Away from this current nightmare we are all living in and off to a better place. Can’t wait for the LP which will be released soon.
  16. Blue to Red
    by Chip Wickham
    Interstellar Interstellar
    Chip Wickham has done it again. A highly spiritual album, great for losing yourself in while listening. Together with La Sombra and Shamal Winds it feels like a trilogy which has come to a conclusion. Great stuff!
  17. Worshippers
    by Web Web
    The Upper (Part 1 & 2) The Upper (Part 1 & 2)
    This album feels like the 3rd part in a trilogy, moving through different directions of spiritual jazz to arrive at this amazing work. The voice of Joy Danalane lifts the whole album to another, more intense, level.
  18. African Rhythms
    by Oneness of Juju
    African Rhythms African Rhythms
    Thanks to Strut for re-issuing (again) this funky, rhythmic explosion of a masterpiece. I can’t believe OoJ are not more widely known, with all the impact they had at the time and since then. Who can sit still to African Rhythms?
  19. Continuation
    by Collocutor
    Lost and Found Lost and Found
    This is their best album yet. An outstanding suite of music - continuously building up until the culmination of “The angry one” (a massive “jazz-punk” outburst). Followed by a reconciliation in the second part of “Lost and found” - or is it a call for change? This record will leave its mark not just on music.
  20. In Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God
    by The Sorcerers
    People Of The Forest People Of The Forest
    What an amazing album - rhythmic, eerie, crazy and fun. The songs flow into each other seamlessly and it really works as a concept album. I will be spinning this until the Monkey God comes and gets me.