In Germany, Sunday is a government and culturally mandated day of rest. Regardless of what errands you may have, Sonntag Ruhezeiten says you need to keep it chill. With only a nagging hangover or the week ahead to ponder, we thought you might appreciate some music picks to get you through the week. Inspired by his Sunday malaise and altruistic nature, Ben Sharoni is pleased to present – Sunday Edition.
Caribou – Home
It is hard to keep up with all of Dan Snaith’s monikers. Daphni just released an EP, while Manitoba and Caribou were in a coma for sixteen and five years respectively. After five years, Caribou is finally back with a fresh single called ‘Home,’ coming out on the Berlin-based label City Slang. For the single, he cut a loop from an old Gloria Barns song by the same name that persists throughout the track. Loops have the power to nurture familiarity or belonging in the listeners – it seems that as the song goes on we sort of know what to expect – and in that sense, this track feels like home.
Amon Tobin – One Shy Morning
The acclaimed Brazilian producer Amon Tobin has announced that a new album, Long Stories, is in the making and will be released @ Nomark. It’s due out on October 25th, and so far we got two teasers: One Shy Morning and Full Panther. For me, Tobin is associated with Jungle and DnB, mainly for his seminal 97’ album ‘Bricolage’, an interesting compound of jazz and jungle. If you somehow missed it, then do yourself a favour and give it a go on your next U-Bahn commute. On the Long Stories’ Bandcamp, Tobin says that the work on ‘Long Stories’ coincided with his last album, ‚Fear in a Handful of Dust’, and judging by this statement and the first two singles, we ought to expect an ambient soundscape.
FKA Twigs – home with you
After ‘Cellophane’ and ‘holy terrain,’ FKA Twigs shares her third single from MAGDALENE, her second album coming out November 9th. Music aside, she is also known for the hypnotizing, sometimes disturbing, videos accompanying her songs. And this one is no different. The video depicts her breaking free from an urban clubbing scene and moving to live in a surreal English countryside using her distinct aesthetics. “‘Home With You’”, she said to Rolling Stone magazine, “is a record that I’ve written from the heart, and it talks about really just me going home to the suburbs where I’m from in Gloucestershire.”
Altin Gün – Div Div
Psychedelic Turkish folk music? Yes, please. Altin Gün are back with two singles released for ATO records, and just six months after their second album. Both of the singles fit almost seemingly into their previous work, fusing 70s Turkish folk with some psychedelic flair. The Amsterdam-based band are about the go on a US and EU tour now they have two more tracks to decorate the already packed setlist.
Ben Sharoni is a Berlin-based writer and radio broadcaster, originally from Tel Aviv. He is also currently finishing his MA in philosophy and writing his thesis on ideology.