Not as obvious as some of the bigger titles this year, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who anticipated the release Lord RAJA‘s debut album on Ghostly International. Following his seminal releases on the Astro Nautico, it was only a question of time when some bigger label would sign the 22 year old producer from New York. With label mates such as Dabrye, Com Truise or Shigeto, the Ann Arbor-based label looks like the right choice. So, finally, the wait is over: “A Constant Moth” is available as of today! If you haven’t had the chance to listen to any of the upfront leaks, like the tune featuring Jeremiah Jae, you can stream the album in full in the SoundCloud widget above.
You can order your copy from Bleep, HHV, Boomkat or iTunes. Spotify listeners follow this link.
I didn’t see this coming, but following last year’s Lineage, Shigeto already completed a new album for Ghostly International. For some the Michael Cina artwork might be reason enough to get a copy of the vinyl record, but if the rest of the album sounds as fine as the track above, there aren’t any excuses for not getting “No Better Time Than Now”. According to the Ghostly store, pre-orders will ship around August 20th.
Update You also want to check out this video of Shigeto playing live. In a car. In the desert.
Earlier in the week, Detroit’s Shigeto released a new single taken from his Lineage album. Among the tracks is a remix by Braille, better known as one half of Sepalcure.
The single is actually called Huron River Drive and it comes with three versions of the title tracks and two other remixes. Listen to the original version below.
You can download the original version for free. If you want more, you get a copy of this from a variety of sources through the Ghostly website.
After Fairlight, here is another collaboration between director Will Joines and Com Truise. Reminiscent of Blade Runner and Tron, it transports the eighties vibe of the music really well.
If you’re into these aesthetics, please check out this Hyetal video as well!