Hayden Thorpe – “Diviner” (Domino, 2019).


This is a voice that could be used as a sonic weapon (for good of course), that projects highs and lows and is almost soulful and sometimes classical in its ebbs and flows. This is the debut solo album from former (unique Kendal foursome) Wild Beasts frontman Hayden Thorpe. Written in California, Cornwall and at home in London. The reincarnation of Hayden Thorpe was recorded with Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno/David Byrne) at Hayden’s London home and at Leo’s Cornish studio. Portentous piano announces the Hayden Thorpe album. The easy dulcet tones which are at times cool, calm and collected but can so easily climb to a mercurial falsetto. Emotive and passionate tones are evocative of sadness, time passing and peaceful acceptance.

Devendra Banhart – “Vast Ovoid” (Nonesuch Records, 2020).


“Vast Ovoid” è il nuovo EP di Devendra Banhart, in uscita il 24 luglio per Nonesuch. Recentemente ha anche partecipato al tributo a Marc Bolan dei T-Rex “AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan and T.Rex” con il rifacimento del brano “Scenescof”. Invece l’ultimo disco di Devendra Banhart risale al settembre 2019 e si intitola “Ma”.