Out via @rvngintl, "Beside Herself" is a new anthology of Michele Mercure’s (@thisgirlsmusic) engrossing, surreal electronic songs, compiled from the cassettes she released between 1983 and 1990. Read our interview with 80s electronic experimental pioneer on Bandcamp Daily today. Gear details for gearheads below 👇🎹👇 . . "Mercure was, maybe without realizing it, on the cutting edge of experimental music technology; she owned a stack of synths and drum machines (among them, a Roland Juno-60, an Ensoniq Mirage, a Minimoog, and a TR-909 drum machine). Others, she would rent occasionally to try out."
"Zerzura (Original Soundtrack Recording)" by Ahmoudou Madassane on @sahelsounds is an original soundtrack recording to "the first ever Saharan acid Western, telling the story of a nomad’s search for a magic city of gold. Composed by writer and actor Ahmoudou Madassane, the instrumental score takes the familiar #Tuareg guitar tradition into new directions, transforming desert blues into ambient soundscapes." #AlbumArt and photography by Christopher Kirkley
Don't sleep on @chesterwatson. . . "Although he is only 21, Chester Watson has been releasing albums for more than a quarter of his life; he’s released an LP, EP, or single for almost every year he’s been alive. On 'Project 0,' he sounds more assured than ever: the music is more adventurous, the melodies are sturdier, and the flows vary from song to song. He’s barely old enough to drink, but he’s become a one-of-a-kind lyricist with an original voice." - Bandcamp Daily
"Hologram" by @tayloralxndr. #AlbumArt by @savanaogburn. 🍒 Recently featured on Bandcamp Daily’s weekly guide to the best new releases 💐 . . "Atlanta’s Taylor Alxndr isn’t just an electro-pop artist and underground drag icon—she’s also the founder of @sfqp, an arts and advocacy organization specifically oriented to uplift and support queer and trans people of color, and the curator of Sweet Tea, a variety show for queer and trans performance art. While many drag stars make more outrageous, externally-directed club pop, Alxndr’s work is dreamy and internally complex, often meditating on connection and communication (unsurprising for someone so focused on community work)." - @modernistwitch, Bandcamp Daily's Seven Essential Releases
Tapes are over. This is “SCIVIAS” by Geo Metro on burner card-cell phone from @tigerblood.tapes.” 🔥📱 . . “Each card cell phone is fully functional and ready to accept any standard micro sim. Includes the full “SCIVIAS” album in the SD card + exclusive unreleased Geo Metro tracks and Geo Metro's number pre-programmed!" #merch
"Too Good For Your Liking" by Bryte (@bryte_music) on @moretimerecords. Debut album from one of Ghana’s most exciting vocalists. 🌅 . . "Ranging from 95 - 150 BPM and featuring a blend of Afrobeats, rap and percussive club sounds, the album showcases Bryte’s musical diversity and lyrical ability, with his unique flow combining themes of hard work, love and life in Accra utilising surreal imagery and intricate wordplay."
@polyvinylrecords always coming through with beautiful colored vinyl and candy with every physical order. This is 2018's "Love in the Time of E-Mail" by Antarctigo Vespucci on red starburst. 💥🌟🍬
"Childqueen Outtakes" by @kadhjabonet on @fatpossum. #AlbumArt by Kadhja. Words from Bandcamp Daily's @marcusjmoore below. . . "On Childqueen Outtakes, Kadhja Bonet offers a peek into the creation of her recent LP, with three quick and impressive tracks that didn’t make the record’s final cut. Indeed, there’s a sense that she’s working toward something here, yet these songs are no less impactful than those on the excellent Childqueen. If there is a theme to Bonet’s music, it’s that she’s an imperfect being struggling through deep insecurities." - Bandcamp Daily, Album of the Day, 10/30/18