An ongoing archive of

Selected Listening Adventures at K-A-R HQ.

selected k-a-r listening Aug 2016

Selected listening habits at K-A-R HQ: Aug 2016


AK Paul


Addicted to that Paul family sound, first glorious offering from the mysterious Paul.Institute...



Jenny Hval

Conceptual Romance / Female Vampire

Tantalising new material from Jenny Hval on Sacred Bones, sounding just as heartstoppingly fresh as last years climaxing Apocalypse, Girl LP.





Another standout album of Freak-beat improv-seeded jazz from the impressively sharp quartet that's hard to match.



Va: Space Echo

The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed!

Cape Verdean Afro-Funk with Electronic flashes, beautifully re-issued by the ever-dependable Analog Africa?!? Yes.



Ray Conniff

It Must Be Him

It doesn't get much Easier than this. The Easiest and most joyful of listens from Ray and Singers, this strange Japanese red vinyl issue languishes in local charity shop no more. If the sweet easy swing of Up Up And Away doesn't cheer, perhaps nothing will.

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Selected listening habits at K-A-R HQ: Feb 2016


Steig Aus

Discovering the remarkable sound of early Embryo, with Steig Aus leaping out as a must find LP.


Jóhann Jóhannsson

The Miners' Hymns

Re-acquainting ourselves with this overwhelmingly beautiful soundtrack by Jóhann Jóhannsson from 2011 on pioneering Fat Cat offshoot, 130701.


Danny L. Harle

Broken Flowers / Various

Late contracting the PCMusic bug, love it or hate it, there's some musical dazzleflage going on here; dizzying, sacarine drenched, unashamedly fluro, electronic pop.


The Human League


Misplaced this LP, finally re-found recently and absolutely struck - feeling Ring Modulator's passion for The Human League here.


Venetian Snares

Traditional Synthesizer Music

Modular-only electronic explorations from the incomparable Aaron Funk...

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Selected listening habits at K-A-R HQ: Nov 2015

Kin-006 forthcoming...

27.11.15: Branner Griswell



Re-enjoying this sorely under-rated, remarkable album on vinyl via Altin Village. Sven Kacirek's atmosphere soaked, Kenyan field recordings with pitch perfect percussion / marimba / piano compliment

Kenya Sessions


Fine secondhand vinyl re-discovery, John Martyn's classic

Inside Out


Jeff Stonehouse's latter-day outing as Listening Mirror, self-released intricate texturing against ambient tides

The Heart of the Sky


Intriguing, fresh n' shiny pop-electronics from Grimes

Art Angels


k-a-r listening July 2015

Selected Listening Habits at K-A-R HQ: July 2015

Exilerating new maze of twisting-turning, prog-tinged high-jazz-electronics on Ninja Tune from Jaga Jazzist



La Nuit: Project from Felicia Atkinson with Peter Broderick, continuing his flirtations with hazy folk and dub electronics

Desert Television out on Beacon Sound.


Endlessly great broadcasts from the Brighton infiltrating, advert-free French institution

FIP Radio.


Whirlwind listening affair with Daniel Lanois' sublime Belladonna LP from 2005;

psych-country slide-steel atmospherics twinned with smokey blues-hued ambience.


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Selected listening habits at K-A-R HQ: June 2015

Fatima Yamaha: What's A Girl To Do - Highly addictive synth-funk lament and still available in it's original EP form as a free download at time of writing from D1 Recordings.


Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, Girl - One of our favourites of 2015, released on Sacred Bones.


Four Tet - Morning / Evening - Kieran Hebden weaves a raga-riffing hypnotic web around (possinly) the most recorded vocalist in the world, Lata Mangeshkah on his own Text imprint.