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 the first installment of the Sunday Edition.
Brian Eno – Capsule
A reissue of Brian Eno’s seminal work Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks is due for release in mid-July. These stellar tracks have served as a soundtrack for a documentary film on the historical journey of the Apollo 11. The reissue will be accompanied by an LP, with some new compositions by Eno, called For All Mankind. “Capsule” showcases one of the collaborations on this LP, this one brings together Daniel Lanois and Brian& Roger Eno.
Thom Yorke – Twist
Thom Yorke’s third solo album ANIMA is released in conjunction with Paul Thomas Anderson’s visuals for it on Netflix. Yorke’s work with electronic music is anything but new, he has been around it for two decades, and so it seems it has become his favorite genre. In an interview previewing the album on Crack Magazine, he mentioned that ANIMA follows a period of writer’s block filled with anxiety, and in ANIMA he wishes to creatively express this anxiety within a dystopian soundscape.
Bonobo – Linked
Linked is Simon Green (aka Bonobo)’s latest single. This slow building track has the potential to stay on your playlist for quite some time. After reaching a peak with his 2017 album Migration, Bonobo has moved somewhat to the backstage, putting an emphasis on producing. After seeing him live last year, and dancing my a** off, I really hope I could take advantage of the fact he is performing in the upcoming Melt Festival just outside of Berlin.
Red Axes – Ho Chi Minh
Just dropped on the Berlin based label K7!, this is an under the radar release from Red Axes. The story unfolds about a year ago when the Israeli duo, Red Axe (comprised of Niv Arzi and Dori Sadovnik), initiated an experimental world trip revolving around music. The former EP, Trips #1 Africa, exposed what we have to look forward to: each “Trip” is dedicated to a geographic area where the two will collaborate with native musicians, creating a fusion between two cultural worlds. Trips #2 continues the voyage by taking us to Vietnam.
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.