3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Travis Scott, Aphex Twin, and 7038634357
There’s so much good music out in the ether that sometimes it’s difficult to parse through all of it. Every week The Daily Music Report will do the hard work for you and highlight the best releases available on streaming services.
This week we’re highlighting new music from Travis Scott, Aphex Twin, and 7038634357.
Travis Scott – UTOPIA
Travis Scott’s fourth studio album, Utopia, released on July 28, 2023, through Cactus Jack and Epic Records, takes listeners on a visionary musical voyage. Featuring an array of guest vocalists (KayCyy, Teezo Touchdown, Bon Iver, Sampha, Drake, Playboi Carti, Sheck Wes, Beyoncé, Rob49, 21 Savage, the Weeknd, Yung Lean, Young Thug, James Blake, Westside Gunn, Kid Cudi, Bad Bunny, Future, and SZA.) and an eclectic team of producers (Travis Scott and James Blake themselves, WondaGurl, Kanye West, Allen Ritter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Wheezy, Pharrell Williams, Buddy Ross, Vegyn, 30 Roc, Jahaan Sweet, Boi-1da, Vinylz, Tay Keith, BNYX, Oz, the Alchemist, Dom Maker, Illangelo, DVLP, and Metro Boomin, among others), the album defies conventions with its concept record and accompanied film, Circus Maximus. With four alternative cover arts, Utopia marks a significant creative leap for Travis Scott, breaking free from previous label associations to explore new artistic frontiers. Prepare to embark on an extraordinary auditory journey like never before.
Standout Songs: HYAENA, SIRENS, MELTDOWN, FE!N, CIRCUS MAXIMUS, LOOOVE, K-POP
Aphex Twin – Blackbox Life Recorder 21f / In a Room7 F760 EP
Blackbox Life Recorder 21f / In a Room7 F760 EP, marks Richard D. James’ triumphant return after a five-year hiatus. This highly-anticipated release offers a tantalizing glimpse into the essence of Aphex Twin’s unrivaled artistry. Spanning just under fifteen minutes, the EP is a seamless amalgamation of his signature glitchy electronica and audacious sonic experimentation. With unyielding originality and a clear sense of purpose, Aphex Twin continues to push the boundaries of electronic music, leaving listeners captivated and inspired — even if it is a four-track EP.
Standout Songs: Blackbox Life Recorder 21f, zin2 test5, Blackbox Life Recorder 22 [Parallax Mix]
7038634357 – Neo Seven
Under the enigmatic alias 7038634357, Neo Gibson delivers a distinctive musical journey characterized by formal precision, melodic structures, and emotionally charged compositions. Neo Seven, their debut vinyl record and potentially seventh full-length album, showcases their talent in blending ambient soundscape, song, and silence. Using digital synthesis and audio processing, Neo’s pulsating harmonic melodies create a spacious and emotionally immersive experience. With a runtime just over thirty minutes, the album captivates with raw, heartfelt compositions that leave a lasting impression on intimate and introspective storytelling.
Standout Songs: Winded, Square Heart, Perfect Night
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