Step by step, we’re getting closer to the end of the year. To make it extra hard for all music mags out there, November made some extra effort to throw some amazing records at us which mess with our nearly finished AOTY lists. Alright November, this one is on you. I’ll take the challenge.

Djunah – Ex Voto

November 1 // Triple Eye Industries

Some damn fine songs played by a damn powerful band. Some grit and noise to smooth out your ears.

Bandcamp // Youtube // Review – Home

November 1 // Independent

A really nice post-rock gem with a lot of heart and character.

Bandcamp // Youtube // Review

Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka

November 1 // Polydor

Nothing less than the best album of 2019, hands down.

Youtube // Review

Mamiffer – The Brilliant Tabernacle

November 1 // Sige Records

Rule of thumb: if Faith Coloccia is involved in it, it’s good. If her husband Aaron Turner is on it as well, it’s also very good by default.

Bandcamp // Youtube

Frail Body – A Brief Memoriam

November 1 // Deathwish Inc.

Maybe you are still sleeping on it, so here we are again: screamo is on fucking fire in 2019, next example being this amazing Frail Body record.

Bandcamp // Youtube

Pen Name – Pen Name

November 1 // Independent

Remember what I said about screamo? Yeah? Well, here we are again.

Bandcamp // Youtube

Hidkero – Just To Breathe

November 4 // Independent

Remember what I said about screamo? Yeah? Well, here we are again. [1]
PS: This is screamogaze, and I love it.

Bandcamp // Youtube

zeta – Mochima

November 5 // Independent

Some really awesome The Mars Volta vibes going on with this one!

Bandcamp // Youtube

Freyja Garbett – Maya

November 7 // Art As Catharsis

I just wanna live in 2019’s jazz and screamo. AAC is always a guarantee for quality, and they prove it again with this beautiful album.

Bandcamp // Youtube

Square Peg Round Hole – Branches

November 8 // National Sawdust Tracks

The best album in their impressive catalog, and a gorgeous mesh-up of jazz, electronic, and experimental music.

Bandcamp // Youtube // Review

Rorcal – Muladona

November 8 // Hummus Records

Just heavy and really good.

Bandcamp // Youtube

Pan•American – A Son

November 8 // Kranky

Incredibly good.

Bandcamp // Review

Greet Death – New Hell

November 8 // Deathwish Inc.

I needed that.

Bandcamp  // Youtube // Review

FKA Twigs – Magdalene

November 8 // Young Turks

She’s the gift that keeps on giving.


Royal Coda – Compassion

November 8 // Blue Swan Records

Easily the best thing in ‘swancore’ at the moment.

Bandcamp // Youtube

Jamael Dean – Black Space Tapes

November 8 // Stones Throw

A beautiful little jazz gem!

Bandcamp // Youtube

Forest Of Tygers – I Will Die of Violence

November 8 // Acteon Records

This is dark and gritty and angry and blackened and beautiful.


Allen Stone – Building Balance

November 8 // ATO Records/Fontana North

Soulful tunes from a soulful man!


Lapalux – Amnioverse

November 8 // Brainfeeder

His best work since the fantastic Nostalchic.


Beau Diako – Flutter

November 8 // Independent

Our generation’s young guitar gods are people like him!


FKJ – Ylang Ylang

November 12 // Mom + Pop Music

He’s a wizard, Harry!


Vesper Sails – On To The Moon

November 14 // Pluto Records

Prog was never more awesome and bittersweet. Good night, sweet prince.

Bandcamp // Review

Earth Moves – Human Intricacy

November 15 // Truthseeker Records/Through Love Rec

What an evolution. Can’t wait for what comes next!

Bandcamp // Youtube // Review

Hammock – Silencia

November 15 // Hammock Music

Their best album yet.

Bandcamp // Youtube // Review

Oliver Spalding – Novemberism

November 15 // Monotreme

This blue-golden beauty tickles all your synaethesic senses.


Still Moving – Still Moving

November 15 // Lanquidity Records

A real jazz gem.

Bandcamp // Youtube

Marcus Hamblett – Detritus

November 15 // Kartel Music Group

Wild jazz extravaganza with electronics and power!

Bandcamp // Youtube

Constellatia – The Language of Limbs

November 15 // Isolation Records

This is the best blackgaze record of the year, maybe ever.

Bandcamp // Youtube // Review

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – I Made A Place

November 15 // Drag City Records

Folk dreams from this kind sir.

Bandcamp // Youtube

KIRINJI – Cherish

November 20 // Universal

What is it about Japanese music that makes it so captivating?


Diploid – Glorify

November 20 // Art As Catharsis

2019 is packed with great mathcore releases, and this is one of the best.

Bandcamp // Youtube // Review

Buildings – Negative Sound

November 22 // Gilead Media

Every fan of Daughters needs to get on that.

Bandcamp // Youtube

Hypno5e – A Distant (Dark) Source

November 22 // Pelagic Records

The underrated metal band of our generation. If you are still sleeping on them, what are you doing with your life?

Bandcamp // Youtube // Review

Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race

November 22 // Dark Descent Records/Century Media Records

They’re so critically acclaimed, even the mainstream press praises this album. But no worries, it’s really good.

Bandcamp // Youtube // Review

Excelsior – O Horizon

November 22 // The Big Oil Recording Company

Beautiful and dreamy.


Electric Litany – Under A Common Sky

November 22 // Apollon Records

A nice prog gem, overlooked by many.


Vi som älskade varandra så mycket – Det Onda. Det Goda. Det Vackra. Det Fula.

November 22 // Moment Of Collapse Records

The grand finale for a great year of skramz.

Bandcamp // Youtube

Maija Sofia – Bath Time

November 22 // Trapped Animal Records

Bath Time is just so comfortable and warm.

Bandcamp // Youtube

Hikes – Mahal Kita

November 22 // Community Records

There is a lot of warmth as well as a certain lovable personality within these tunes. Super good.

Bandcamp // Youtube

powder! go away – Lost happiness

November 25 // Wave U

Some of the finest post-rock of the year!


Öxxö Xööx – Ÿ

November 29 // Blood Music

I’ve expected some weird as fuck shit, and he delivered. Amazing.

Bandcamp // Youtube // Review

Macelleria Mobile Di Mezzanotte – Noir Jazz Femdom

November 29 // Subsound Records

Really great.


Bersarin Quartett – Methoden und Maschinen

November 29 // Denovali Records

Legends. Listen to them. They are wise!

Bandcamp // Youtube

Arlo Parks – Sophie

November 29 // Beatnik Creative

Incredible little r’n’b gem.


Exploring Birdsongs – The Thing With Feathers

November 29 // Long Branch Records


Bandcamp // Youtube

Thanks for scrolling.

Toni Meese

Toni Meese

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