Welcome to another bumper edition of ‘tickling my fancy’, a survey of singles, albums and compilations that met my aural approval during March.
Join me as I navigate through a truly worldwide panoramic musical orbit of Cajun garage bombast, posthumous J-pop Krautrock, old valves and knob twiddling techno soul searching, wild birth of Afro Funk, halcyon psych and Pope bashing/adulation.
There’s also a double bill of exclusive album streams from the Jazzman label, featuring the brand new Sign Of Four psych-fused, global tour-de-force of exotica project from Natural Yogurt Band’s Miles Newbold and the latest erudite volume of Spiritual Jazz (4).
Metamono – ‘Warszawa/ Shafty’ double A-Side single (Instrumentarium)
Klaus Dinger & Japandorf – ‘Udon’ from the Japandorf LP (Grönland)
Sign Of Four –Hammer, Anvil, Stirrup LP (Jazzman Records)
Mama Rosin – ‘Marilou’ from Bye Bye Bayou LP (Moi J’connais Records)
Los Chinches – ‘Fongo’ LP teaser (Movimientos Records)
Here Is Your Temple – ‘So High’ from the So High double EP (Belero Records)
Wampire – ‘Das Modell’ from their Hearse 7” (Polyvinyl)
‘Spiritual Jazz 4: Americans In Europe: Modal, Esoteric & Progressive Jazz 1963 – 1979’ (Jazzman Records)
Echo & The Bunnymen – ‘Bring On The Dancing Horses (Orchestral Rework)’ from the upcoming Ian McCulloch LP Holy Ghost (Edsel Records)
Halason Bazar – ‘Sometimes Happy, Sometimes Sad’ from forthcoming Space Junk LP (Crash Symbol)
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – ‘A OO IDA’ from forthcoming The Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk LP (Analog Africa)
The Besnard Lakes – ‘People Of The Sticks’ from the forthcoming Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO LP (JagJaguwar)
Thee Rain Cats – Thee Rain Cats EP (Buger Records)
Pope Francis Ordained
For the 1.2 billion Catholic believers: –
Electric Prunes – ‘Gloria’ from the Mass In F Minor LP (Reprise) 1968
For all us heathens: –
Sergeant Buzfuz – ‘Here Comes The Popes Part 3’ from Go To The Devil And Shake Yourself LP (Blang Records) 2012