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c6f202bbfc12d9da0a6599fb2bf1b84d606aeb4b — Paul Graham a month ago 8078c06
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### [Julianna Barwick — _Healing is a Miracle_](https://juliannabarwick.bandcamp.com/album/healing-is-a-miracle)
<iframe style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 42px;" src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1770815062/size=small/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/" seamless><a href="http://juliannabarwick.bandcamp.com/album/healing-is-a-miracle">Healing Is A Miracle by Julianna Barwick</a></iframe>

Barwick brings a more pop sensibility to the light instrumental chorale of _Nepenthe_ with outstanding results. It's a
step back from _Will_ in complexity and tone, but in a good way. A gift from a remarkable artist and composer.

### [Hiroshi Yoshimura &mdash; _GREEN_](https://hiroshiyoshimura.bandcamp.com/album/green)
<iframe style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 42px;" src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=2915646406/size=small/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/" seamless><a href="http://hiroshiyoshimura.bandcamp.com/album/green">GREEN by Hiroshi Yoshimura</a></iframe>

The brilliant Light in the Attic label has a track record of reissuing essential overlooked works from previous decades
and 1986's _GREEN_ is yet another unequivocal triumph. Yoshimura, a composer and synthesist from Tokyo was largely
ignored in his time but has posthumously become regarded as one of the great ambient musicians of the 1980s as his works
have been reissued. Much like other musics classified in the greater dumping bin of New Age, Yoshimura's _GREEN_ was
only available in the US [covered in ambient sound effects](https://hiroshiyoshimura.bandcamp.com/album/green-sfx-version).
While this album is interesting in its own right, it is mostly as a postscript to the original. Yoshimura was a booster
of the at-the-time cutting edge Yamaha FM synths and they lead his music to be imbued with an odd synthetic warmth that
presages modern corporate music nostalgia.

### [Emeralds &mdash; _Allegory of Allergies_](https://emeralds.bandcamp.com/album/allegory-of-allergies)
<iframe style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 42px;" src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1880026700/size=small/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/" seamless><a href="http://emeralds.bandcamp.com/album/allegory-of-allergies">Allegory of Allergies by Emeralds</a></iframe>

The individual and collective genius of Emeralds is now in full display in Bandcamp as the band has finally put all of
their generally available works up on the store. The double LP _Allegory of Allergies_ is one I had simply missed
entirely during the band's run and to my chagrin it turns out it's one of the group's finest releases, maybe the very
finest of the tape era.

### [Lido Pimienta &mdash; _Miss Colombia_](https://lidopimienta.bandcamp.com/album/miss-colombia)
<iframe style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 42px;" src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1636926862/size=small/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/" seamless><a href="http://lidopimienta.bandcamp.com/album/miss-colombia">Miss Colombia by Lido Pimienta</a></iframe>

Lido Pimienta's big US breakthrough is a classic South American psych pop album with a strong permeation of indigenous
Colombian music and culture. It's been a joy to spend summer with it and all I can suggest is giving it a chance. It
feels like someday we might look back on this record as a sort of landmark for Colombian music.

### [Percival Pembroke &mdash; _Music for Shin Megami Tensei Dungeon_](https://percivalpembroke.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-shin-megami-tensei-dungeon)
<iframe style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 42px;" src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=2827397597/size=small/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/" seamless><a href="http://percivalpembroke.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-shin-megami-tensei-dungeon">Music For Shin Megami Tensei Dungeon by Percival Pembroke</a></iframe>

Vapor-adjacent electronic artist Pembroke releases an album of nostalgic dungeon music from an imaginary Megaten Super
Famicom game. It's one of those hyper specific vaporwave concepts that seems like it could be total bullshit, but this
record revels in the aesthetics and sound of dark 90's video game music.

### [OHMME &mdash; _Fantasize Your Ghost_](https://ohmme.bandcamp.com/album/fantasize-your-ghost)
<iframe style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 42px;" src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=872335621/size=small/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/" seamless><a href="http://ohmme.bandcamp.com/album/fantasize-your-ghost">Fantasize Your Ghost by OHMME</a></iframe>

Inventive pop-psych from Chicagoland gals-about-town that might make you forget how sad you are about the Dirty
Projectors sucking now. I feel like this band is on the cusp of a real phenomenal run as this album shows so much more
range than their debut while still pointing towards more fertile lands ahead.

### [SAULT &mdash; _UNTITLED (Black Is)_](https://saultglobal.bandcamp.com/album/untitled-black-is)
<iframe style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 42px;" src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1695394720/size=small/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/" seamless><a href="http://saultglobal.bandcamp.com/album/untitled-black-is">UNTITLED (Black Is) by SAULT</a></iframe>

Latest timely release from enigmatic and mostly anonymous British dance/funk project SAULT revels in black power and the
politics of its time. SAULT is the Sly Stone to RTJ's MC5 at the moment. 

## July: Geometric Lullaby

I also in July purchased the full catalogue of Geometric Lullaby albums for, you know, $3 or whatever these Internet


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### Shackleton/Zimpel &mdash; _Primal Forms_
### Samia &mdash; _The Baby_
### Emeralds &mdash; _Emeralds_
### Vatican Shadow &mdash; _Persian Pillars of the Gasoline Era_
### Neil Cicierega &mdash; _Mouth Dreams_ (not Bandcamp but you know)