Park Jiha – Communion
Park Jiha is in the vanguard of new Korean music. She combines classical minimalism with the rootedness of Korean folk motifs and the dynamics of post-rock and contemporary jazz. Over the last few years a rising tide of new Korean artists have staked a place in the global music conversation. Groups like Jambinai, Black String and Park Jiha’s earlier duo 숨[suːm] have created exciting soundworlds.
Dirtmusic – Bu Bir Ruya
Dirtmusic return for their fifth album, a full-scale collaboration with Turkish-psych visionary Murat Ertel from Baba Zula. Ten years in, this singular band with a plural soul have made their finest record yet. Recorded in Istanbul, the album navigates hypnotic rhythms, cinematic atmospheres and dark political realities. Featuring Gaye Su Akyol, Ümit Adakale, Brenna MacCrimmon and Görkem Şen.
TootArd – Laissez Passer
TootArd grew up understanding that borders are something imposed by governments, lines that only exist on a map. On a disc, in concert, they can go wherever their imagination carries them. They carry their citizenship inside. They are not ‘undefined’; they’ve fashioned their own identity in their music, creating a bond of the stateless that reaches from the Levant to the Tuareg – another people without a real home – and reaches out far beyond.
Saz’iso – At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me
Glitterbeat is proud to announce the release of “At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me” by Saz’iso, a group of virtuoso musicians and legendary singers assembled by veteran producer Joe Boyd (Pink Floyd, Nick Drake) and his co-producers, Edit Pula and Andrea Goertler, and recorded by Grammy-winning engineer Jerry Boys (Buena Vista Social Club, Ali Farka Touré).
Jon Hassell – Dream Theory In Malaya
The first-ever reissue of Jon Hassell’s “Fourth World” masterpiece – originally released in 1981. Collaborators include Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel) and Michael Brook (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan). Beautifully re-mastered, with a bonus track (“Ordinary Mind”) and liner notes written by Hassell himself. The 4th release from Glitterbeat Record’s new label imprint: tak:til.
Širom – I Can Be a Clay Snapper
The intertwining of diverse musical approaches, tools, histories of sounds and unbridled musical imagination and craftsmanship; these are the expansive guiding principles behind the Slovenian trio Širom. Hailing from Slovenia, Širom play vividly textured and mostly imagined folk music(s). Fusing handmade and global instruments with fearless sound exploration, the results are unbound by tradition or geography. Hypnotic, otherworldly & epic.
Abatwa (The Pygmy) – Why Did We Stop Growing Tall?
The Abatwa (“pygmy”) tribe is identified as one of the most marginalized, voiceless and endangered populations in Africa. In fact, their name is frequently taken in vain as a generalized slur towards others unrelated to them. In fact, their name is frequently taken in vain as a generalized slur towards others unrelated to them. The album is full of rough-hewn, tribal sonics from the Rwandan borderlands.
Jupiter & Okwess – Kin Sonic
With their second album Kin Sonic, Jupiter and Okwess transcend the Congo’s unexplored musical heritage and dive into a pool of modernity. We’re invited to savour his latest recipe, the Okwess (‘food’ in the Kibunda language) which is the fruit of all the encounters and influences he has absorbed during his many journeys around the world. It’s a recipe based on perfect alchemy. Featuring Damon Albarn, Warren Ellis and Robert del Naja, aka ‘3D’.