July has been an odd month. It’s the first month for a while I’ve spent an extended period of time in one place, and I suppose the music I’ve listened to has reflected this. I’ve had more time to read blogs and websites and hunt out new and unusual things to listen to, and I’ve also spent a fair bit of time reading this month, which tends to require a more ambient and instrumental soundtrack.

It also strikes me I’ve listened to a lot of new music thing month; certainly more than any other month this year.

The full list of what I’ve discovered (and would recommend) is:

Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion Music
Veruca Salt – Ghost Notes
OHMMS – Cold
Nordic Giants – A Seance of Dark Delusions
Carpet – Elysian Pleasure
Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge – Twelve Reasons to Die II
B Dolan – Kill the Wolf
Wilco – Star Wars
Tame Impala – Currents Anthonie Tonnon – Successor
Abyss – Pastel Ghost
Desaparecidos – Payola
Passion Pit – Kindred
Four Tet – Morning/Evening
Marsheaux – A Broken Frame
Toe – Hear You
Locrian – Infinite Dissolution
God is an Astronaut – Helios | Erebus

I’ve also caught up on a few things I missed earlier in the year, specifically Steven Wilson’s excellent Hand. Cannot. Erase. which is probably the most impressive vinyl release I’ve come across since I started buying records again.

August is another month of travelling (starting on 1st, and ending some time in early September), and I’m looking forward to exploring some of this music through headphones when I’m far away from home.