Opening tracks can be deceiving, but as soon as the beautiful, delicate sounds of Swedish Congolese artist Vumbi Dekula have drifted into field recordings of bees, things turn a little nastier, with Infested Monastery and the latest from Moonworshipper’s Arcanist.
Elsewhere there is fabulous jazz from Armenia, metal from Kazakhstan, industrial noise from Barcelona, didgeridoo drone, ghost stories from Finland and a whole lot more.
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Vumbi Dekula – Afro Blues (Hive Mind Records, UK / Sing-a-Song Fighter, Sweden)
Setting – Zoetropics (Paradise of Bachelors, USA)
Arcanist – Colossal Pareidolia in the Distant Mountains (Moonworshipper Records, USA)
Paavoharju – Unohtaa (Fonal Records, Finland)
Mårble – Chomga (DiG Records, Armenia)
Gallops – Hemlock Chaser (Skandal Konzert, UK)
AJO – Dream Awake (Mana Abundance, Germany)
Infested Monastery – Mankind Hater (Red Truth Productions, Kazakhstan)
Fotocopia – Disforia (Mágia Roja, Spain)
Folk Magic Band – Into Per L’imperatore (Black Sweat Records, Italy)
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