Kite – Currents; So Hideous – None But a Pure Heart Can Sing (2021)

Good afternoon, friends; Happy Monday and Happy New Year to you all!

Now that my Top 21 of 2021 list is complete (it was published right as the clock struck midnight on New Years Eve, so, I’m proud to say, this has been the first time in quite a long time — maybe like nine years? — that the year-end list was ready AT the actual end of the year!), I’m setting my sights on checking out all the new 2022 releases that have been pouring in, so I can start sharing them with all you lovely people.

But as always, there’s still a bunch of cleanup to do, plenty of releases from last year (as well as from years past) that we’ve missed discussing, and I’d like to start today by offering two of those for your listening pleasure.

 

KiteCurrents (Majestic Mountain Records, 08 October 2021)

 

So HideousNone But a Pure Heart Can Sing (Silent Pendulum Records, 03 December 2021)

 

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Kite – Irradiance (2020)

KiteIrradiance (Argonauta Records, 27 March 2020)

 

Good afternoon! Here we go with another recommendation of a recent release for you to insert into your ear-holes.

There have been some pretty stellar albums so far in 2020, but with the state of the world being what it is, I’m afraid some of them might end up slipping through the cracks and escaping the notice of many listeners. And that would be a shame, so we’re going to continue doing what we can to seek out the good stuff and bring it to your attention.

Argonauta Records is apparently stuck in lockdown along with the rest of Italy right now, and so they have delayed shipping out anything from their store at the moment, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking out this record from Norwegian trio Kite!

 

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