This week’s best albums
– Producer Kurt Ballou captures the best of Every Time I Die, imperfections and all.
– Through rock and drone, Death Blues (the solo project of Volcano Choir percussionist Jon Mueller) explores a new narrative that “addresses the inevitability of death as impetus to become more present in each moment.”
– The second album in two months from Brian Eno and Karl Hyde is a frenetic medley of repetitive minimalism, Afrobeat, and Hyde’s angular guitar.
Bonobo: Ten Tigers EP (Ninja Tune)
Gallows: Chains EP (Bridge 9)
OOIOO: Gamel (Thrill Jockey)