May 24, 2019

There is such an incredible amount of great music out there that we consider to be essential, that it’s been quite a challenge to whittle it down for a playlist. So… this week’s is something of a bumper edition of the Essential Sounds playlist; we hope you enjoy it!

The cover photo for this page is a beautiful image captured by Sabine Linemeyr at Roadburn this year of Kristin Hayter AKA Lingua Ignota. Based on the first track from her new album alone, we’re convinced that 2019 is going to be her year. But she’ll be in good company if the insane amount of high quality music keeps coming at this rate…

If you’d like to seek out the songs elsewhere, here’s the info you’ll need:

Lingua Ignota – BUTCHER OF THE WORLD (Sargent House)

Sannhet – Short Life (Profound Lore)

Russian Circles – Arluck (Sargent House)

Pelican – Cold Hope (Southern Lord)

Steve Moore – Your Sentries Will Be Met With Force (Temporary Residence)

Tanya Tagaq – Toothsayer (Six Shooter)

Uncanny Valley – Drowning (Owen Pratt)

Batushka – Polunosznica (Metal Blade)

Dreamcrusher – Fever (Dreamcrusher)

False – A Victual For Our Dead Selves (Gilead Media)

Vile Creature – Harbinger of Nothing (Vile Creature/Adult Swim)

Stonefield – Sleep (Flightless Records)

Black Mountain – High Rise (Jagjaguwar)

Sunwatchers – Greeneyed Pigmen (Get the Blade) (Trouble In Mind Records)

Alber Jupiter – Martin à la Plage (Atypeek Diffusion)

Constant Smiles – Five Feet and a Hammer (Cold Moon Records)

DJINN – Le Jardin de la Morte (Rocket Recording)

Tim Hecker – That world (Sunblind Music)

Efrim Manuel Menuck, Kevin Doria – Do The Police Embrace? (Constellation)

Anna von Hausswolff – The Little Boy and the Glowing Globe (Waxploitation)