Recent Records February 2017 lead image

Recent Records: February 2017

P.O.S. Foxygen. Code Orange. Sampha.

  • P.O.S. - Chill, Dummy album artwork

    P.O.S.

    Chill, Dummy

    P.O.S’ first record since his kidney surgery replacement was teased with solid singles. The epic almost 9-minute sleepdrone/superposition is incredible. I’ve only listened to the full-length record a few times through and immediately adore Faded as my go-to pump up jam. I’m hoping the rest of the record grows on me through the year.

    Buy it on Bandcamp

    Album highlights: Faded, Born a Snake, thieves/king, sleepdrone/superposition
  • Foxygen - Hang album cover artwork

    Foxygen

    Hang

    This record caught my attention over previous Foxygen records, for some reason. I’m jamming the hell out of Follow the Leader and On Lankershim.

    Buy it on Bandcamp

    Album highlights: Follow the Leader, On Lankershim, America
  • Code Orange - Forever album cover artwork

    Code Orange

    Forever

    This thing rips with energy. I’m not usually into hardcore, but this record has some assaulting jams.

    Buy it on Amazon

    Album highlights: Forever, Bleeding In The Blur, Kill the Creator
  • Sampha - Process album cover artwork

    Sampha

    Process

    I really hoped that after years or hit-or-miss singles/eps and always excellent guest vocals (largely working with SBTRKT) that Sampha would release something special in a debut record. After several listens I’m really into this record. Blood on Me was the first single teasing this record in late 2016 – it landed on my annual grangler holiday album. This record is understated at times, well crafted and overall remarkable.

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    Album highlights: Plastic 100ºC, Blood on Me, (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano