Slipped Discs

Discs You May Have Missed
by John Noyd

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Unbunny - Moon Food

Unbunny - Moon Food

Unbunny
Moon Food
Label: Hidden Agenda

Tangled twang and open-hearted ardor fuel songs of mythic biography as Unbunny’s uncanny ability to encapsulate uncertain times turn slacker happiness and gypsy encrypted majesty into ragged sagas anchored to penetrating perspectives. Mired in barbed-wire honesty, sweeping sleepy weepers and passive pilgrim passions, “Moon,” eclipses with soul-baring whispers, solitary thoughts and rousing gun-runner-rock blisters.

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Underworld - Barking

Underworld - Barking

Underworld
Barking
Label: OM Records

First-time use of outside producers, Underworld’s sixth disc remains indelibly true to its trance-disco roots. Corridors of escalating beats, sweetened in hip-swiveling jangle and arena-sized synthesizers, helicopter to rapturous pneumatic satisfaction. Tentatively menacing, “Barking,” revel in spotlight stares cast from lingering sizzle; steamy cybernetic sequences teasing secret night-time daydreams between pounding downtown declarations exuding cavalier club-hopping confidence.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Multi-Love
Label: Jagjaguwar

Stitched in groovy Frankenstein Valentines, UMO’s garage-soul Romeos exude lo-fi funk from junkyard jewels; lysergic cross-circuits crunching funhouse bumps into trippy basement raves and disco-commissioned intermissions. Immersed in flanged drum-pad boogie, blue-eyed Motown tributes and rootsy alt-pop chutzpah, “Multi-Love,” build Hydra-like blights spinning odd-ball logic from slinky whimsy and criminal resilience for dance-friendly chemistry bent on electrifying hip romantic calamities.

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Ultimate Painting - Green Lanes

Ultimate Painting - Green Lanes

Ultimate Painting
Green Lanes
Label: Trouble in Mind Records

Knicking quick-witted riffs, low-key jangle and riverside harmonies, Ultimate Painting modifies disembodied rail-yard blues skewed with baroque-folk psychedelia to rock an intricate yet relaxed catchiness infused in grassroots grooviness. Cantilevered clock-work fashioning hepcat moves inside guitar-tangled minuets, “Green,” courts contorted pastorals in deliberately nimble trips, injecting sophisticated misdirection into straight-edged pledges; back-stage jams revamped through subtle hustle rustling consolable doldrums.

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U.S. Girls - Half Free

U.S. Girls - Half Free

U.S. Girls
Half Free
Label: 4AD

Tectonic electronics adorned in stormy non-conformity, “Half,” wraps rattled theatrics around savage habits tuned to rebellious beat-heated jealousies. Serving dance-floor tourists throaty potions dosed in glowing incantations, U.S. Girls funnels haunted taunts into totalitarian clarions as corrosive hooks cooked with jungle cunning cavort among fiendish alt-rock arenas, bewitching trip-hop hostages caught by panoramic purgatories and bottled up inside baffling laboratories.

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Unkle - The Road Part 1

Unkle - The Road Part 1

Unkle
The Road Part 1
Label: Cooking Vinyl

Enthralling and exotic, softly methodical and curiously subversive, “Road,” journeys through soulful doldrums past heart-pounding grooves draped in svelte, acoustic interludes. Diligent wisdom marches guarded desires down cavalier travelogues unraveling diva soliloquies teased in majestic poltergeist sketches of gripping visions; elaborate collapse greets seamless segues throughout Unkle’s dawn-breaking studio symphonies simmering with synthetic tentacles threatening cap-sized rapture and reckless spectacle.

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Uncle Meg with MC John Debt - Can’t Stay The Same

Uncle Meg with MC John Debt - Can’t Stay The Same

Uncle Meg with MC John Debt
Can’t Stay The Same
Label: self-release

Dapper rappers stashing impassioned theatrics inside glowing flow and autobiographical bravado, Debt and Uncle’s flyweight-boxer bounce throw potent punches at social conventions, ill-informed norms and uneducated pre-conceptions. Schooling in cool fluid grooves brewed in styled vibes and double-timed rhymes, “Same,” enflames the game in tamed anger, arranging smart hearts with sincere feeling and laying down astounding rounds with swinging opinions. 

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