The two new releases on Denovali have a lot in common. They’re both dark, jazzy trip-hop records. They’re also both a couple of years old, but are seeing a vinyl release for the first time ever. Blackfilm’s self-titled debut came out on cd from a Greek label of couple of years back and sold out almost immediately. Their recipe consists of ambient sounds, experimental jazz, and most of all, trip-hop. It’s a total throwback to late 90s Ninja Tune, something we can all appreciate. You can stream four songs from the album here. The gatefold 2xLP is on 180 gram vinyl in three colorways: dark blue with white (edition of 100), clear with black and blue (edition of 100), and black (edition of 300). All versions cost €19 at DenovalRecords.com.
Believe it or not, The Kilmanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble’s self-titled debut record came out way back in 2006. Unlike their harrowing modern work, this, like Blackfilm, is also a straight up foray into 90s trip-hop. If you (like us) spend your time searching for out-of-print Ninja Tune and Big Dada records, you’re really going to like this. Catch a stream here. The gatefold 2xLP is on heavy 180 gram vinyl and comes in three colorways: blue with white (edition of 100), clear with white and blue splatter (edition of 100), and black (edition of 300). It is also €19 at DenovaliRecords.com.