It makes sense for the record to stretch over the seventy minute mark, each track mostly improvised and afforded the room to unfurl and mesmerise with quiet purpose.
Los Angeles-based Snoh Aalegra amalgamates nostalgic R&B and soul with contemporary hip hop flair in her debut album Feels.
Produced in collaboration with Danger Mouse and Sam Cohen, it's also a more refined record.
Each one is beautifully imagined and superbly executed, as if Holden was leading a kosmische caravan through uncharted territories of long-form funk and jazz.
This time, he's apparently digging the Pet Shop Boys and New Order. And man, do I dig how he digs the Pet Shop Boys and New Order.
The London-based Australian singer comes into her own as she embraces sexuality at its best and its worst.
Kate Solomon and Hassan Anderson deconstruct Annie Clark's latest LP.
Whereas her 2015 debut focused almost entirely around just Baker and her guitar, here the 21-year-old reaches new expansive heights.
Like with all Maus albums it feels as if you are seeing a vast, dystopic cityscape in the reflection of a river, so that nothing is distinct but all is more beautiful for it.
...a dreamlike journey into his subconscious that builds on the Hitchcockian world of his debut while adding more Cronenberg horrors.
Don’t pay too much attention to any funereal connotations of the album’s title; this is ultimately a bright beginning.
Mirror Touch is a glimmering piece of indie dream pop, combining bright melodies with darker lyrical themes...
It's all down to the good vibes, Kurt explains, and the Philly native ain't wrong.
I Tell A Fly feels eccentric and extravagant, satirical and compassionate.
But what makes this record so gut wrenching at its core is the narration of fear, despair and hope lead singer Mat Kerekes expels...
At a time when bemoaning the lack of British guitar bands was becoming cliché, the London four - fronted by the increasingly assured charisma of Ellie Rowsell - were a beacon of hope.
Breaking new ground or on the decline like Arcade Fire? Gemma Samways and Danny Wright dissect one of the year's biggest releases.
I Love You Like A Brother arrives towards the end of a huge breakout year for the Melbourne artist.
Four years since we last heard from him, on his long awaited debut, Lunice is comfortably at his trailblazing, bat-shit best.
Kelela takes from the rich and gives R&B back its gusto.
Weaves are imbued with the power to create an album which understands the grimness of the times we’re living in without being defeated by them.