(Sunday 10 July through Friday 29 July)
The week that wasn’t. A tsunami of trivial shit threatened to overwhelm, then finally I got COVID-19. After all this time! So back into my shell it was, unto the point where I totally lost track of the outside world. Beyonce has a new album out? I’ll sure I’ll get round to it at some point. Maybe when the panic’s over, maybe before. Maybe next week. Maybe not. Until then there’s a backlog to attend to, the history of recorded sound to get lost in, and sometimes that’s just the kind of fallback I need to keep me moderately sane. Fuck engaging with the discourse! I’ll get to things in my own time. That said, I did stick my head above the parapet a little, listened to a few new things. Even rated some of them, tentatively, not to the point where I’d type it out loud. Maybe next week. Maybe the week after.
Albums, mixtapes, EPs, whatever… Not all new releases! … every fresh(-ish) project I’ve listened through over the last few weeks, whether with deep intent or in the background while I’m trying to get my head round something else. Unrated! For now.
- B Live: Wisdom Ain’t Cheap (Livewire Records)
- CB: A Driller’s Perspective 2 (mayowahd)
- Flo Milli: You Still Here, Ho? (RCA)
- G Perico: 111th East (Perico’s Innerprize LLC)
- Jimmy: Risk It All (Ditto Music/Jimmy)
- Lil Silva: Yesterday Is Heavy (Nowhere Music)
- Lloyd Banks: The Course Of The Inevitable 2 (EMPIRE/Money By Any Means LLC)
- Ms Banks: Bank Statement (Ms Banks 2022)
- RZA: RZA Presents Bobby Digital And The Pit Of Snakes (MNRK Music)
- Saul Williams: Unanimous Goldmine (The Original Soundtrack Of Neptune Frost) (FADER Distribution)
- Steve Lacy: Gemini Rights (L-M/RCA)
- Vanity Rose: Pretty Girls Get Lonely (Good Partners/Family Tree Services)