Japanese artist, Milk (the solo project of Taro Umebayashi), has a new record, “greeting for the sleeping seeds”, coming out via the Rallye Label. Four of the eight tracks feature collaborations with other musicians, like Sally Seltman and Au Revoir Simone. One of the lovelier tracks, the energetic string-led “Trust”, was created with one half of the Kisses duo, Jesse Kivil, on vocals. The driving arrangement and layering of the song is wonderful, as violins criss-cross jazz-styled percussion, poppy electronics, keyboard, and warm brass. You can stream two more of the tracks at the label’s soundcloud page. The official release date is August 8. — David D. Robbins Jr.