Ale Hop – Why Is It They Say A City Like Any City? (Karlrecords, LP/digital)

Concepcion Huerta, Elsa M'bala, Felicity Mangan, KMRU, Sukitoa Onamau and Tomas Tello are just a few of the artists from whom the Berlin-based experimental artist Ale Hop asked to send her musical sketches while she was on a trip in South America. This resulted in the album »Why Is It They Say A City Like Any City?«. What is special about these six pieces is that she emphasises the sonic diversity of the source material instead of smoothing them out and thus robbing them of their character and impact.