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On Top Of The Monolith: Squid Redefine Contemporary Guitar Rock On “O Monolith”

While we were pretty blown away by Squid's magnificent "Bright Green Field" during the spring of 2021, the UK rock sensation already had the follow-up in mind. Now the adventurous group returns with the fruits of lockdown labour, resulting in an even bolder and more emotional record. "O Monolith" is not an easy record - but these aren't easy times anyway. NBHAP author Norman took a closer look at it.
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Drawn By The Tides: Vargkvint On The Mysteries Of The Moon And The Ocean

The Swedish singer and stop-motion animator, Vargkvint just released her sophomore record via LEITER. "Månens hav" is an ambient composition of songs that have a highly conceptual character. Tracing the connections between the moon, the ocean, and humanity, we peel back the instrumental layers of the album in our extended conversation with the artist.
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Ana Lua Caiano, Cloth, 7ebra, Arlo Parks And More: Our May Favourites

Every end of the month we publish reviews of some of the brand new records that moved us. These are the personal takes on hand-curated gems our team dug up (and the occasional chart topper), this time with Ana Lua Caiano, 7ebra, Cloth, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Mandy Indiana and Arlo Parks. Have you discovered something new? What was your favourite album this month?
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muva of Earth: Jazz-infused Serenity and the Power of Spirituality

The alternative jazz singer muva of Earth graced the stage at Berlin's XJAZZ! festival with their voice and tranquility of their harp-playing. Based in London, the artist draws on their Yoruba roots and embraces serenity and spirituality in their music. With only a few releases so far, muva of Earth crystalises a distinct artistic voice incorporating afrofuturistic rhythms and horns.
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