New Music Highlights – 30th of June 2017: NOVAA & Lo, Ólafur Arnalds, Ben Lukas Boysen


Dear friends,

Welcome to the finetunes weekly blog post.

This week we have two new releases from the award winning label Erased Tapes.

From Ólafur Arnalds we are treated to 1440 which is the first track to be released from his upcoming Remastered 10th Anniversary Edition of Eulogy For Evolution which will be available August 25th.

Ben Lukas Boysen offers us a new EP in the form of Golden Times I. It includes the previously released track of the same name that was lauded by the likes of BBCs Mary Anne Hobbs and some fantastic remix work from Max Cooper and Tim Hecker.

We are all starting to feel that summer vibe and you are probably looking for some music to match it. Look no further than Lights by NOVAA which is her first single with Majestic Casual. But not her first outing with the label as she produced a strong collaboration recently with the electronic maestro Moglii.

Just scroll down! There is more of the good stuff below.

Your finetuners


Lights SINGLE (Majestic Casual Records)
Electronic / Pop

NOVAA – known as feature artist on label colleague Moglii tracks is releasing her 1st single with Lo and will be followed by a full length album in September!


Ben Lukas Boysen
Golden Times I EP (Erased Tapes)

Electronic producer Max Cooper and Ambient master Tim Hecker rework Ben Lukas Boysen on his new EP ‘Golden Times I’ – out on Erased Tapes, June 30th 2017!

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Ólafur Arnalds
1440 (Remastered 10th Anniversary Edition) SINGLE (Erased Tapes)
Alternative / Ambient

For 10 years anniversary of his solo debut album ‘Eulogy for Evolution’ Erased Tapes will release a remastered version of it. In advance the track ‘1440’ is given to you as single and you definetly should give a listen to this calm ambient track!


Djeff Afrozila
Gratitude (Kazukuta Records)
House / Soulful House

The title track, ‘Gratitude’, encompasses all – from past to present, from parents to children, from Africa to Europe and back again whether in language, music, or culture -, ‘Gratitude’ is self explanatory and turned sonic exercise in this long play. May it bring each listener to all each and every one of us has to be thankful for!

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Various Artists
Too Slow to Disco Vol. 3 (How Do You Are?)
Pop / Disco / Soft Rock

‘Too Slow to Disco Vol. 3’ – this is bottled sunshine! A bunch of beautiful songs that might have missed the charts, but can still break your heart!


Jacob Mafuleni & Gary Gritness
Batanidzo (Nyami Nyami Records)
African Music / Electronic / World

The mbira maestro from Zimbabwe Jacob Mafuleni and his wife Martha Thom on vocals and percussion team up with French Electro-Funk prodigee Gary Gritness for a fresh and surprising take on traditional Shona music!

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She Keeps Bees
Our Bodies SINGLE (BB*Island)
Alternative / Indie Rock / Rock

For all spirited, liberated women: ‘Our own body, our own choice.’ Following to recently released protest song ‘Head Of Steak’ by Brooklyn-duo She Keeps Bees, here’s another one from singer/guitarist Jessica Larrabee – ‘Our Bodies’. While ‘Head Of Steaks’ has been a prompt reaction to Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the paris Climate Change Agreement ‘Our Bodies’ is a response to the calls and actions from various politicians to strip women’s healthcare rights away in many states. The song summons energy to break the cycle of control!

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