Carmen Villain is the project of US born, half-Norwegian, half-Mexican singer/songwriter Carmen Hillestad. New album ‘Both Lines Will Be Blue’, out now on Smalltown Supersound, is a beautifully ethereal and dreamlike experience.
‘The Healing’ is the new LP by BCUC, a seven piece group from Soweto who combine a fierce combination of traditional South African instruments, punk, jazz and rock with unrelenting determination and unwavering honesty. Check out their stunning appearance from Glastonbury this year.
An ode to hip hop legends ATCQ, French producer Medline (complimented by illustrator Stéphane Carricondo) interprets the group’s classic tracks and original sample sources over an eight track album. C’est Relaxation Electrique!
Three years after ‘Baltic Beat’, Polish musician Bartosz Kruczyński is back with a follow up of more pastoral, Balearic, Reich-esque, ambient lushness on an audio adventure through the meadows and forests of his native land.
Bristolian musician and producer Pete Cunningham has swung from jazz-inflected house to house inflected-jazz since his long player ‘Sometimes In Space’ as Ishmael was released by Church in 2015. Having been fully Ensemble-d up for the past few years, the band pierces the lines of jazz with electronic flourishes and ready-for-action grooves. ‘A State Of Flow’ also features collaborators in the shape of vocalists Holysseus Fly and Yama Warashi, and acclaimed horn player Yazz Ahmed.
Listen to Ishmael Ensemble’s International Tribe mix for WWFM.