Okay Klartext. Linda Perhacs’ debut record Parallelograms from 1970 is one of my favorite folk records of all time next to Vashti Bunyan’s Just Another Diamond Day and Colour Green by Sibylle Baier. Now, 44 years later Linda Perhacs finally released her second album. (That’s probably the longest wait for a follow-up album in all of pop music.) I was a bit worried ’cause her recent live performance wasn’t that celebrated as I expected. Anyway, to get you an idea what she is being up to with The Soul Of All Natural Things she has created a video for her collaboration with Nite Jewel and Julia Holter, Prisms Of Glass.
L.A. experimental underground HipHop is right up my alley at the moment. Omid Walizadeh’s newest output Modern Persian Speech Sound is exactly what I was looking for. Not cheesy, but edgy beats with oriental influences. Perfect for your next sunny fixie ride.
To be honest I wasn’t aware of Anticon’s newer existence since ages. L.A. based alternative hip hop label was on my radar around the early 2000s with acts like Alias, Dosh, Themselves, Sole or Why?. Smart rap music without bling bling. Unfortunately I lost track of their releases and bands since some weeks ago. Young Fathers, a Scotish trio released their first proper album Dead and brings back the unique Anticon sound to me.
Everyone knows Constellation, right? Canadian independent record label who released bands like Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Do Make Say Think, Silver Mt. Zion, Esmerine,…. Well, in 2012 they celebrated their 15th anniversary with an extensive European tour. In Vienna François Clos and Thomas Lallier shot a short movie about Constellation including live performances by Eric Chenaux, Hangedup, Mike Moya of HRSTA, Elfin Saddle, Matana Roberts and Do Make Say Think. Watch And We Made The Room Shine below.