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Lyra Pramuk

New Music Friday: 9 albums to stream this week

Japanese Breakfast shares her ambient pop video game soundtrack, Lyra Pramuk drops a frenetic remix record, and Nao releases a joyous third album

On Delta, Lyra Pramuk invites a dozen artists to reinterpret Fountain, her 2020 debut composed entirely using her own voice as instrument. Featuring contributions by Hudson Mohawke, Ben Frost, Colin Self, Tygapaw, Gabber Modus Operandi, among others, each artist is given free reign to manipulate Pramuk’s original tracks, whether that’s reworking existing songs, or creating entirely new material from fragments found across the record. From Gabber Modus Operandi’s kaleidoscopic rave dystopia in “Kaca Bulan Baru” to the ethereal analogue warblings in Ben Frost’s “Cradle” and Hudson Mohawke’s uplifting remix “Tendril”, the record explores the very themes of wordless identity conflict and accessible technologies that Pramuk has projected throughout her work.

Elsewhere, Japanese Breakfast shares an ambient pop soundtrack for indie exploration game Sable, hyperpop upstart midwxst drops a glitching EP, and Nao releases a joyous third album.

JAPANESE BREAKFAST, SABLE

KEITH APE, MOD: APE’S BASICS IN TIME AND PLAY

LYRA PRAMUK, DELTA

MIDWXST, BACK IN ACTION

NAO, AND THEN LIFE WAS BEAUTIFUL

POPPY, FLUX

SEBII, VVRED

SUFJAN STEVENS & ANGELO DE AUGUSTINE, A BEGINNER’S MIND

VARIOUS ARTISTS, FAMILY DRAMA VOL 2