A busy month, August. For almost everything else other than Album Reviewing. Plenty of new poems and a lot of book reviews on the site. A new podcast episode, the continuation of a new guest blog, it was also Film Festival time. And I squeezed in a wee holiday.
Also – when it did come to albums, I reviewed some turkeys, like the latest from Trinity Roots.
But I did still find some things to rave about…so here’s 10 albums I really dug in August. Kiwi artists, EPs, compilations, someo great new jazz, I feel like a lot of these highlights might not have been covered elsewhere. And did I really just finish the list with my own album? Yes, yes I did. Not a review of course, just a mention. But you’ve got to plug these things where you can.
You’ll find reissues, compilations, EPs and live albums – as well as full-length studio releases. Most of the material here was released in 2014/15 but in some cases it was released in 2013 and only made it to me this year – or I only (finally) got to it this year.