MAMA JAZ Specials; Self-taught musician Alfa Mist breeds candid mystery, through a veil of distinctive compositions and collaborations

MAMA JAZ Specials;In the context of the only jazz month in the southern hemisphere, and celebration of the Jazz genre in Mauritius; Prior to Knowledge dedicates special reviews on jazz music that have impacted us in ways and lengths. Referring to melodies found in biblical scriptures, Antiphon was contextualised through Alfa Mist’s third release into…

Always-A-Pleasure_ The Ultimate Digging Spree from DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing

Always-A-Pleasure features Classic Reviews; of albums that never fail to amaze. Released in 1996, dedicated crate digger Joshua Davis, or DJ Shadow, debuts with the revolutionary and wide-impacting album Endtroducing.  Record store digging, as pictured by William and Barney Bankhead for the album artwork, has been the process adopted and embraced by Davis to generate…

The Acid King’s farewell by producers and artists, all inspired and influenced through an ever-extensive lifework.

Hailed as the ‘King of Acid’, electronic producer Andreas Gehm’s death resonated within the hearts of numerous music producers and DJs; all inspired and influenced in a way or the other by Gehm’s acid compositions. The German producer was suffering from complications and difficulties of a long-lasting health problem. Various electronic artists collaborated and endeavoured…

With expertise from Tame Impala, the Australian alternative scene holds their trump card’s latest album entitled ‘The Weather’

Australian based alternative band, ‘Pond’, makes their entrance with their dashing debut ‘The Weather’. Released in mid-2017, the album comes with a 10-track package, and globally touches on different aspects of instrumentations and vocals, all belonging to a psychedelic and soft-rock world they intend to make a listener travel around. The album starts off heavyweight,…

Jordan Rakei : Wallflower

Unexpectedly and with an unwelcoming trait, inner demons appear and claim so much from you; while you consciously vent away their presence with a fist, and yet, unknowingly and subtly lend the other hand to their demise. Social anxiety and introversion is a daily battle for those seeking to break-out of those definitions, only to…

Moses Sumney : Aromanticism

What does it mean or feel to be in solitude?, in a fast-pacing world where interaction is a norm and where such inaction is criticised; while all critics subconsciously just do what they do, to be part of a majority; in fear of being different and avoided. Moses Sumney is one of those artists that…

Astrophonica : Gradients

Having heard from them since early 2002, the duo made up of Charlie Fieber and Nelson Bayomy are far from being new to the scene and still boldly kicking, with this year’s compilation release of Astrophonica, their own music label. This is about Fracture & Neptune, and some damn good music. Offshore recordings, Ohm Resistance,…

In Love With A Ghost : healing

Out on Z Tapes records; the unrequited french-based artist, In Love With A Ghost, gives us a profound peak into his imagination through his latest project; healing. Likely as a world of enchantment through the passing minutes, this album gets warmer and cozier as the different, yet ‘similar’, atmospheres kick in. This world seems to…

Medlar : RVRT009

Had the first-ear to Medlar’s on Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel show and been hooked up as many; with his handmade and mostly unreleased tracks throughout his podcast. Initial reflex was to dig out his records with his signed label, Wolf Music, and to my demise I just couldn’t get my hands on it and left…

Focus_ Simbad

First off , we’ll go through these golden Remixes volumes, where Simbad revisited tracks by Sean Kuti, Quantic, Karizma and so much more. His discography consists of over 200 music productions and remixes! so if anyone were to mention it all, that would cost us a day… which I’m in anyway. We’re talking about the…

Andy Shauf : The Party

So, mood for today is a record that I discovered several months ago, but yeah, good music tend to stick with you, just listen to these and savour those alternative peaks you’ll reach with this album… you may then still be talking about the experience months later. The Party is the latest release from Andy…

O’Flynn : Oberyn​/​Spyglass

Things you need on a bright day, well obviously shades and a good sound set having Blip Discs releases on repeat ! This 2 track record, about only 9 minutes, when disregarding lousy math can seem much longer when dwelled through the depth of O’Flynn‘s world. First track; Oberyn, propels the listener to a seemingly…

Event x Culture_ The Sound of LeftO

The Sound of. hits the scene with full force this month with tastemakers from Brussels, the mighty LeftO [Brownswood Recordings] along with the vigorous Fatoosan [Supafly Collective], and brace up as their sole intention is to blow up your mind and leave you amazed.. To widen the LeftO and Fatoosan experience, a first chapter will be…

Mugwisa International Xylophone Group : Santuri’s Embaire Umeme E​.​P

Music from Uganda or more precisely Iganga, which is a 4-hour drive from the Ugandan capital Kampala. It’s a collaboration between Soundthread, Santuri and On the Corner records which travelled to capture sounds, produced by unconventional artists, and sharing it across the globe; keeping it as true and authentic as possible. Iganga is one among…

Fresh Cut; BADBADNOTGOOD – IV

  The odd trio have welcomed a new member. Saxophonist Leland Whitty joins the canadian group formed in Toronto and contributes as the fourth comrade for their upcoming album. Coming out on the 8th july, this is IV by BADBADNOTGOOD. 2 tracks are currently available for purchase and listen on their Bandcamp page. Speaking Gently has…