For Madonna, simply making it to her fourteenth album is pretty impressive – she must work pretty hard. She has been teasing her latest offering Madame X for a while now. I picked this track because I liked the message – here’s God Control:
New Order have come up with some interesting projects in recent times, but this might be one of the oddest. It seems to all be available to watch online, if you search for it, and it’s worth giving it at least a quick look. It’s a live album, performed with an array of synth players embedded in the wall behind them. Here’s a performance of Vanishing Point, as a taster:
Tunng are back, with a new album which is cryptically titled This Is Tunng… Magpie Bites and Other Cuts. Here’s Heatwave:
The queen of quirky Australian pop returns this week with a new compilation, Step Back in Time – The Definitive Collection. Here’s the title track, from 1990:
Cassius is/are back, with more oddball French electronic sounds. From Dreems, this track is called Don’t Let Me Be.
Finally, Hot Chip are back with a new album, entitled Bath Full of Ecstasy. This is another brilliantly perverse video, Hungry Child:
I thought for a moment that Air were back with a proper new album, but apparently not – this is a collaboration between Jean-Benoît Dunckel (Darkel) and Jonathan Fitoussi, and is called Mirages: