Dandelion Radio DJ Mark Cunliffe tells us about his favourite handful of albums released during 2013. Those listed are– as he also pointed out– in no particular order.
Sleaford Mods – Austerity Dogs
Intelligent ranting on a scale rarely heard. Breath of complete fresh air.
Sidi Toure – Alafia
Sidi (pictured below) has come out of the shadows of Ali Farka Toure in fine style. Songhaï blues at it’s best
Kobo Town – Jumbie In The Jukebox
Calypso from Trinidad & Tobago (where else) but via Toronto in Canada. So many gems, knocks Ratners CZ’s into a cocked hat.
EmptySet – Recur
Been a massive fan of EmptySet for a good while now. Loads of space in this music, for it to breathe but also power in abundance.
Haiku Salut – Tricolore
Instrumental folk music that you want to listen to again and again. Real depth to the music and made by the nicest people you would care to meet.
Chris T-T – The Bear
What is there to say about Chris T-T? He maintains his high standards in fine style here with an album full of stand out music.