Liam’s Recommendations

A$AP Rocky – “Long.Live.A$AP” 14th January (Polo Grounds/RCA)

“Long.Live.A$AP” is the highly anticipated and much delayed début album by the MC who showed so much potential on the “LiveLoveA$AP” (2011) mixtape. Production comes from Clams Casino, Hit Boy, A$AP Ty Beats, Soufein3000, Joey Fat Beats and Rocky himself.

Mountains – “Centralia” 21st January (Thrill Jockey)

The America drone duo return with their seventh album and the follow up to 2011’s “Air Museum”.

Toro Y Moi “Anything In Return” 21st January (Carpark)

Sonic Fiction favourite Toro Y Moi returns with his third album in January. The first single from the album ‘So Many Details’ sees Chaz Bundick exploring similar territory to his last album “Underneath The Pine”.

Kirsty’s Recommendations

Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory – Elements of Lights 11th January (Rough Trade)

Sonic Fiction favourite Hendrik Weber (Pantha Du Prince) has teamed up with Norwegian musicians The Bell Laboratory for a new collaborative album, “Elements of Lights”. The video previews below, display the German techno producer and The Bell Laboratory creating an ambitious symphony of electronics, percussion and a special bell carillon, a three-tonne instrument consisting of fifty bronze bells.

Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory – Trailer 1 from Sandra Trostel on Vimeo.

Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory – Trailer 2 from Sandra Trostel on Vimeo.