Sonic Dawn - Perception. Musical multicolored pills. Lysergic vintage trip, an awakening to the light of a sonic dawn where the hippie dream is still alive and where time has stopped. Total flower power! They will be at the Bliss Beat Festival 2016, not to be missed.
Damien Jurado - Visions of us on the land. The whole album is remarkable. I often use the last piece of the album "Kola" during the end of my yoga classes. I use it when I am not obliged to speak. This piece expresses all in less than three minutes of a skinny solo guitar and voice. I am convinced that if "felt" for a few moments everything that can be said about existence is told here.
Aziza Brahim - El Abbar Hamada. So many languages, so many colors, and different moods in this album of North African music. After listening for a few minutes, you find yourself in a maze of alleys of some Sukh plagued with life.
Inverloch - Distance Collapsed. Total Doom, nihilistic and destructive.
Jack Garratt - Phase. I start to listen and after a few moments I tell myself: it will be the first and the last time listening, indeed I will not even arrive to the end. Not that it was bad, but the basis for my taste is too synthetic and "juvenile". But then come the surprises. Among the various synth sprouts, like flowers after a spring rain, moments and pieces of great soulfulness. A mix between "old" and "new" packaged by a great young musician with vintage tastes.
PJ Harvey - The hope six demolition project. So good, so full and "so much" that I think she could do anything and it would be an expression of magnificence. It is not her best album but it's her.
Hexvessel - When we are death. Prog squiggles, disturbing, fabulous, cosmic and amazing. Probably if you were born in California they would have pulled out a solar psychedelia, but they are Finns - and this makes a difference.