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Atmospheric soundscapes, folk-inflected tunes and more in our musical wrap-up this week

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah feat. Saul Williams: Ancestral Recall One listen to jazz artist Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s “Ancestral Recall,” which features poet and songwriter Saul Williams, reveals a mission beyond music. The track, and forthcoming album of the same name, were “built as a map to decolonize sound; to challenge previously held misconceptions about some cultures of music; to codify a new folkloric tradition and …

Bibio: Curls

British producer Bibio (aka Stephen Wilkinson) has just released yet another ethereal, folk-inflected song, “Curls.” With gentle lyrics and a decidedly lo-fi sensibility, this tune is atmospheric and—despite it being less sonic than some of his previous releases—still carries a familiar Bibio vibe in its exquisite delicateness.

Best of CH 2018: Listen Up

From synthpop to indie, disco-inflected bops and more, our favorite songs of the year

Each day, our editorial team listens to new music and shares favorites in the Listen Up section. Be it synth-pop, indie, experimental or beyond, the discoveries are always powerful. This year provided plenty of ammo—from the ferocious to the poetic, political and personal, delicate tunes, bops and more. While some artists represented are long-standing CH favorites, we were pleased to discover that many of our best-loved …