Top of the World albums: Songlines #132 (November 2017)

Posted on September 27th, 2017 in Features, Recent posts by .

Here is our selection of the top ten new releases reviewed in the November issue of Songlines. Tracks from each of these albums are included on the free cover-CD with issue #132.

To buy the new issue or to find out more about subscribing to Songlines, please visit: www.songlines.co.uk/subs

 

frigg

Frigg
Frost on Fiddles
Frigg
Captivating folk tunes from the Finnish seven-piece supergroup known for their fiery polkas and infectious energy.
Amazon | iTunes

 

kyle-huval

Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers
Straight Allons
Valcour Records
Huval showcases his own writing skills alongside Cajun classics played in the traditional, dance-hall rocking style.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

msafiri

Msafiri Zawose
Uhamiaji
Soundway Records
Son of Tanzanian legend Hukwe Zawose has proved he’s a chip off the old block with this five-star album. A refreshing, sophisticated jazz sensibility displays Zawose’s musical dynamism.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

sirom

Širom
I Can Be A Clay Snapper
tak:til
The combination of overlapping textures, command of polyrhythms and elegant production is mesmeric on this album from the young Slovenian trio.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

trio-da-kali

Trio da Kali & Kronos Quartet
Ladilikan
World Circuit
Hawa Diabaté’s stunning vocals and Lassana Diabaté’s virtuosic balafon merge beautifully with captivating strings. A sublime collaboration.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

labelle

Labelle
Univers-Île
Infiné Editions 
Reflecting the cultural diversity of La Réunion, Indian slide guitarist Prakash Sontakke and revered Malian kora player Ballaké Sissoko join Labelle on this sonic tapestry of an album.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

gwyneth-glyn

Gwyneth Glyn
Tro
bendigedig
Gwyneth Glyn returns with a collection of her most intimate folk inspired songs yet. Seckou Keita’s kora and other instruments such as lapsteel, crwth and bansitar add a brooding depth to the songs.
Amazon | iTunes

 

lo'jo

Lo’Jo
[Fonetiq Flowers]
World Village/Pias
This jazz-infused song is theatrical, complex, and fits comfortably on this eclectic album along with a music-shop’s worth of instruments. This French outfit sound as fresh as ever.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

IFE

ÌFÉ
IIII+IIII
Discos Ifá
A five-star debut from this Puerto Rican ensemble. Their electronic aesthetic is fused with traditional roots and permeated by spirituality, beautifully showcased on this track.
Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

 

farida

Farida Parveen
Songs of Lalon Shah
Ocora Radio France
With a message that defies the existence of differences between race or religion, this is perhaps the most famous of Bengali poet Lalon Shah’s songs.
Amazon

Pick up the October issue of Songlines to enjoy our Top of the World cover-CD, which contains tracks from each of the albums above. To find out more about subscribing to Songlines, visit: songlines.co.uk/subs

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