Welcome to this week’s genre-spanning edition of Kudos New Releases, some nice bits ready to ship this week, let’s take a look at them.
Funk & Soul
Kicking things off, Edinburgh based label Athens of the North have reissued Rivage’s rare modern soul EP from the 1970’s titled ‘Sittin’ On It’ – expect solid funk grooves and sweet soul tracks from the four piece. Next up, we have some classic R&B from Tramp Records, an 11 track album of The Best of Tyree Glenn Jr.
Reggae, Jazz & Post Punk
Moving on we have a 2 track single from LA reggae veterans The Lions with a perfectly timed sentimental summer blast, released on Names You Can Trust.
We Jazz Records’ Otis Sandsjö is back with Y-OTIS 2, Sandsjö and his close associate, bassist/producer Petter Eldh (of Koma Saxo), deepen their vision of genre-bending, forward-looking “liquid jazz” of tomorrow.
Taking things a bit further afield, Athens of the North’s second repress of the week is a post punk LP offering from Crisrail titled ‘The Game of Music’.
Bordeaux based producer Leon Revol lands on Church with his debut LP of downtempo electronic gems, whilst Anthony Child & Daniel Bean’s The Transcendence Orchestra return to Editions Mego. There’s also a new album from tropical beat maestro Captain Planet on Bastard Jazz, and a repress of Incarnations With All Due Respect courtesy of Lovemonk.
For our full list of new and upcoming releases, click here.