KiCk i LP

Just as the Barcelona-based producer and performer Arca embraces gender euphoria in her public life, the artist’s latest album, KiCk i, eliminates any notion of a binary by celebrating her vast multitudes. The avant-pop album, tinged with reggaetón rhythms and techno beats, paints a powerful, queer vision of the future—helped along by collaborators: Björk, Shygirl and SOPHIE. In a single LP featuring a gatefold jacket, …

“No Sun” Record

Nite Jewel‘s first new album since Real High four years ago, No Sun is rooted in grief and catharsis—both personal and collective. In 2018, LA-based singer, songwriter and producer Nite Jewel (aka Ramona Gonzalez) began her PhD in Musicology and also found herself dealing with the breakdown of her 12-year marriage and creative partnership. In her studies at UCLA, she focused on women’s laments throughout …

Premiere: “Il Furto Di Africo” by Whatitdo Archive Group

A nod to Ennio Morricone and the Spaghetti Western genre

On 9 April, the Reno, Nevada-based band Whatitdo Archive Group will release their debut album, The Black Stone Affair. The evocative instrumental LP was crafted as if it were the long, lost soundtrack to a Spaghetti Western of the same name—one that disappeared prior to its release and bankrupted its director. The playful story is enticing, but the music itself delivers on the dramatic vibe and …