Syrian wedding music, vocal experiments and squelchy porn music.

This week’s haul of album streams over at NPR includes the debut studio album from Syrian singer Omar Souleyman, titled Wenu Wenu. Produced by Four Tet, the album builds on the strong reputation for showmanship Souleyman has earned over the past few years of international gigging, subtly boosting his band’s sound to give it a more solid dancefloor kick without watering down the unique Syrian wedding party vibes.

Also available is Shulamith, the second album by US band Poliça, which sees singer Channy Leaneagh disrupt, distort and Autotune her voice into ever-new shapes and haunting melodies over a washed out R&B landscape.

Oddity of the week goes to School Daze, a collection of experiments by electronic music trailblazer Patrick Cowley. Although best known for pioneering the Hi-NRG dance sound, Cowley also made squelchy, prog-indebted synth music, some of which was used by gay porn director John Coletti to score his previously silent films.

Head to NPR to stream them all.

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