May was largely about some of my musical heroes making good, unexpected, and unexpectedly good records. It was also a month where I travelled a fair bit (June will also be one of those months), and as a result I probably didn’t listen to as much music as I would if I’d been at home all month.

I’ve not written much about the new Jim O’Rourke album, and unfortunately it’s not on Spotify (and won’t be), but it really is exactly as good as I was expecting. I really didn’t think he’d ever make a song based record again, and I’ve been playing it fairly constantly since I got back to the UK on Monday.

So the list for May 2015 looks something like this:

Django Django – Born Under Saturn
Calexico – Edge of the Sun
Peter Broderick – Colours of the Night
Todd Rundgren – Global
Todd Rundgren, Emil Nikolaison and Hans Peter Lindstrom – Runndans
Jacco Gardner – Hypnophobia
The Fall – Sub-Lingual Tablet (not on Spotify playlist)
Death and Vanilla – Where the Wild Things Are
Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs (not on Spotify playlist)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Quarters
The Tallest Man on Earth – Dark Bird is Home