Published Feb 16, 2010It's Tuesday once again and it's about time we take a look at the week's top new releases. To point you in the right direction, take a gander at Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed music section for all the new releases that just might find top rankings on your own list.
First up, the ever prolific and reliable Robert Pollard once again offers a solo effort minus his Guided By Voices, with his classically catchy We All Got Out of the Army. Next, earning the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band give us Kollaps Tradixionales. The experimental Montrealers trade in a cellist for a drummer on this one, and combined with the unique vocal syncopation and interplay, Silver Mt. Zion are as solid as ever.
For a throwback to early '80s electronics, check out one of the best solo releases from Cluster's Roedelius, Wenn Der Südwind Weht, which is the perfect ambient lift-up for these gray winter days. But for a more infectious beat, the brothers Brewis reunite for a third Field Music full-length, this time sans piano on (Measure), an album that hosts 20 tracks of classic pop rock.
Roots Londoners Mumford & Sons deliver Sigh No More, while fellow Brits and cult heroes Tindersticks return with Falling Down A Mountain.
Lastly, the Souljazz Orchestra heats things up in the best possible way. The polyrhythmic intricacies of their Ethiojazz in Rising Sun make this saxed-up output so true to the genre's roots you can almost see the palm trees.
Keep up with what's on the horizon with our New and Forthcoming Release Dates page, and keep on clicking over to the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section for even more new music reviews.