https://www.discogs.com/Kid-Koala-Featuring-Emilíana-Torrini-Music-To-Draw-To-Satellite/release/9704761>an uncharted musical journey: an expansive work of ambient electronic soundscapes and chilling ballads in an inaugural volume in the Music To Draw To series using an array of synthesisers, keys, guitars, strings, turntables.https://www.discogs.com/Hidden-Orchestra-Dawn-Chorus/release/10491874>Masterminded by multi-instrumentalist Joe Acheson, using recordings of dawn choruses, “the singing of a large number of birds before dawn each day, particularly during the breeding season”.https://www.discogs.com/Luke-Vibert-UK-Garave-Vol-1/release/10173632>A riotous romp through imaginatively used samples, familiar piano riffs, customary beats and other rave tropes, the master of mischief Luke Vibert puts together a 10 track ode to the era of M25 convoys, mobile phone hotlines and raving amongst dogs on strings in British aerodrome fields. https://www.discogs.com/Izo-FitzRoy-Skyline/master/1130591>Raw, dynamic performances and beautifully honest songwriting with uplifting harmonies delivered via her powerful lead vocal and jazz tinged keys workhttps://www.discogs.com/Hot-8-Brass-Band-On-the-Spot/master/1159151> In true Hot 8 style, this album pairs hard-hitting, heart-on-sleeve sentiment with party-fuelling beats, hooks and grooves; raw funk and charismatic hip hop vocals mix with Big Easy jazz elegance. https://www.discogs.com/The-Allergies-Push-On/master/1216615>they effortlessly fuse funk, soul, disco, hip-hop and breaks into dancefloor-ready nuggets of ear candy.
Looking forward to the new albums from Haggis horns and Shaolin Temple Defenders, not sure what else is coming out tbh
It's been a shite year for music. My AOTY would have probably been Melody's Echo Chamber's album that was supposed to come out before she had an aneurysm