November eases to a close with the quietest week for releases in a long while but there is still much to enjoy. Here is Silent Radio’s guide.

Ghost Woman                   Hindsight is 50/50          

Their third album in 18 months but the one that captures their essence. A combination of riffing, post-surf guitar twang, gothic hues and reverb-drenched vocals with a strong sense of focus and editing.

The Golden Dregs            Popular Music Vol.1 EP 

Covers of ‘When the Party’s Over’ by Billie Eilish, ‘Dealer’ by Lana Del Rey, and ‘Billions’ by Caroline Polachek given the Golden Dregs treatment – great arrangements and Benjamin Woods’ rich baritone vocals.

Raze Regal & White Denim Inc   Raze Regal & White Denim Inc  

An album bound by their mutual love of ‘60s and ‘70s rock, the jazz saxophone innovations and compositions of Eddie Harris, Joe Henderson and Wayne Shorter, ‘80s R&B production techniques and New Wave energy

O        Slice EP

A collaboration between baritone saxophonist Joseph Henwood and drummer Tash Keary full of pneumatic patterns of riff and rhythm that draw from the muscular viscerally of metal and the dancefloor dynamics of build and drop.

Volksempfanger              Attack of Sound               

An album of dissonant and harsh guitars are juxtaposed with almost bubblegum pop. Sheets of feedback sugared by amazingly sweet vocals.

Erase Theory      The Good Kind EP

Solo project from Jeff Sahyoun, guitarist of post-hardcore ground breakers letlive, with an EP that combines spiky electronics, ethereal atmospheres and thrashing emotion.

Various Artists                  Small Pond Presents Emerging Vol 3      

A development project that gives talented young acts (aged 16-25) from Brighton and the South of England the opportunity to rehearse, record, and release their music via Small Pond’s professional studio, label and PR set-up.

DJ Muggs & Dean Hurley              Divinity (Original Motion Picture Score)

Hip hop pioneer DJ Muggs and frequent David Lynch collaborator Dean Hurley join forces for the original score to the 2023 Sundance-premiered feature film “Divinity,” .The score is equal parts sonically punishing and ethereal,

Holger Hiller      Ein Bündel Fäulnis in der Grube

Reissued 1983 album that combined electronic sequencer sounds and sampling fragments with unconventional lyrics in a multidisciplinary approach that locates it somewhere between the pop and avant-garde.

The Veldt            Illuminated 1989            

Robin Guthrie produced album remastered from its 1989 version from first generation shoegaze band.

Massimo Silverio             Hrudja 

Silverio writes and sings in his native language, a minority language called “carnic” spoken in the Carnic Alps of the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and parts of Slovenia creating a personal aesthetic made of poetry and sounds, mixing classic and contemporary, folk and experimental, acoustic, electroacoustic and electronic.

Various Artists                  Light in the Attic & Friends         

A 20-track collection that includes Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band interpreting Sixto Rodriguez, Iggy Pop & Zig Zags performing a Betty Davis gem, Ethan & Maya Hawke covering Willie Nelson, Angel Olsen paying homage to Karen Dalton, Mac DeMarco performing a song by Haruomi Hosono, and Swamp Dogg, John C. Reilly, Jenny Lewis & Tim Heidecker covering a country classic…

Guided By Voices             For The Home  

Robert Pollard’s ludicrously prolific band with their third album of 2023 and 39th overall.

Phil Struck           Der Ferne           

Struck intricately weaves an abstract tapestry of textures, incorporating elements reminiscent of Hassellian-like sounds and multi-textured dubby soundscapes,

Kirk Barley          Marionette        

Composer who evokes unfolding sound worlds, as simple ideas or motifs are layered and developed into complex set-pieces that reveal themselves over time and draws on the music of Terry Riley, Moondog and early Lonnie Holley.

The Sleeping Souls          Just Before the World Starts Burning     

Frank Turner’s bandmates with an album that embraces a wide array of influences, from the explorative post/rock sounds of Radiohead to tempestuous Hot Snakes-esque punk thrashings, and introspective alternative/folk of the Elliot Smith variety.

Mouth Culture                  Mishaps of my Mid Twenties    

A combination of grunge-meets-indie originality and a vibrancy that’s ripe for both radio airwaves and moshpit singalongs.

Movment            Reinvention      

An album of unsettling energy with sinister guitar tones, darkwave hypnotic synths, turbulent guitars and bass, gravelly intense vocals.