This week: the brilliantly bonkers debut album from audiobooks; OMD vinyl reissues; the new album from synthpop vets Blancmange; the haunting debut single from London's POZI; and Norwegian house producer Bjorn Torske.
The new album sees Sharon going in a synthy direction, and it features Heather Woods Broderick, Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), Lars Horntveth (Jaga Jazzist), McKenzie Smith (Midlake), Joey Waronker (Atoms For Peace), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), and others.
H. Hawkline's second album, I Romanticize, will be out June 2 via Heavenly. He made the album with frequent collaborator Cate Le Bon and co-producer Samur Khouja (whose Seahorse Sound was where the record was made), with help from Josiah Steinbrick and Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa...
"These are my favorite drumming albums of 2016. I have to categorize this as my favorites as opposed to the best, because I am not familiar with enough records this year from different genres to make a fair list. It may seem limited, but this is just in my listening experience." - Fred