Published Sep 20, 2011Autumn officially arrives this week, and Exclaim.ca has you covered for the first round of fall releases. Head over to our Recently Reviewed section to read reviews of this week's releases. Here are just a few highlights.
Starting things off is FabricLive.59, the latest from London-based electronic wizard Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden). The mix, compiled for the long-running Fabric series, features three Four Tet original tracks, as well as selections from Manitoba, Burial and Ricardo Villalobos, among others, that "show just how stimulated the London DJ has become."
Next, Swedish death metal group Opeth return with their tenth album Heritage. Marking a distinctive directional change for the band, this record "plays like a career-defining statement two decades in the making." The progressive shift in sound has earned the band an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence this week. We also have Soma Records' compilation 20 Years, which features acts like Slam and the previously unreleased Daft Punk track "Drive."
Then there's the new EP from Sweden's beloved indie pop poster boy Jens Lekman. An Argument With Myself marks the singer's first release since 2007, and he seems to be back in fine form, especially on his ode to stalking Kirsten Dunst "Waiting for Kirsten." Cape Breton roots musician Matt Andersen has also just released Coal Mining Blues, an album that "showcases all of Andersen's many strengths, both as a singer and guitarist." You can check out the full review, as well as an interview with the rising star.
Finally, the Jayhawks return with Mockingbird Time, the first record from the band to feature both Mark Olson and Gary Louris since 1995. Expectations were high, but seem to have been met, with this LP picking up an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence.
Read these reviews and many more over in the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.
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