Varied piano pieces from the turn of the 20th century. Play!

Lyrical Latin works for flute and guitar. Play!

Varied collection of orchestral works, classical to modern.

So you didn’t win Eurovision this year. So you got eliminated in the semi-finals, despite being heavily favored to win the whole shebang. So the jury allegedly penalized you for your dance moves, despite the fact that you whipped a solid four-plus feet of hair extensions, helicopter-like, for nearly two full minutes. Good news, Ms. […]

Famyne– II: The Ground BelowRelease date: 2022May13Label: SvartRating: 4/5 Famyne hail from Canterbury, Kent, England. This is the first time I’ve heard of them. Solid Earth crushes it with head-banging riffage, ala Black Sabbath. Opening of Gone is very familiar and the atmosphere is soft and melodic. Other tracks that stood out were Once More […]

Ghost– ImperaRelease date: 2022March11Label: Concord/Loma VistaRating: 4/5 Ghost return with their long-awaited (at least by me) follow up to Prequelle. The track Imperium opens things on a soft note. Kaisarion moves with a punk-like feel in spots. Lyrics of Call Me Little Sunshine beckon one to embrace the morning star. Hunter’s Moon conveys the thoughts […]

Thūn– IIRelease date: 2022Jul01Label: Eat Lead and DieRating: 4/5 Thūn is a collective featuring Jon Higgs and Hugo Wilkinson (MONSTERWORKS), James Knoerl (GARGOYL) and guest guitarist Karl Sanders (NILE). Their sound has been described as epic death metal. Where All Truths Lie delivers with a raw, sustained attack. Look to the Sea has an obvious […]

STÖNER– totally…Release date: 2022May06Label: Heavy Psych SoundsRating: 5/5 I fucking love STÖNER. This is their follow up to “Stoners Rule“(June 2021). If you’re familiar with Brant Bjork (Kyuss; Fu Manchu) and/or Nick Oliveri (Kyuss; Queens of the Stone Age), you can’t miss this one. Party March thunders out the gate to get ya in the […]

Release Date: November 5, 2021 Label: Sargent House From the label: Engine of Hell is stark, intimate, and unflinching. For anyone that’s endured trauma and grief, there’s a beautiful solace in hearing Rundle articulate and humanize that particular type of pain not only with her words, but with her particular mysterious language of melody and […]

Contemporary rock icon Kurt Vile bursts back onto the music scene with his 2022 album, “(watch my moves)” featuring his iconic guitar based folk-rock. In this introspective hour long project, Kurt brings back his powerful melodies he has become known for. The album takes a slower approach to things when compared to his past albums […]

Modern New Orleans legend Trombone Shorty’s new album blends elements of funk, rock, blues, gospel and more into a horn-drenched, passion-packed gumbo. Featured collaborators include the New Breed Brass Band, Lauren Daigle, and Gary Clark Jr. Track Picks: 1, 3, 4, 7 FCC: 8 RIYL: Jon Batiste, Cory Henry, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, […]

16 minutes of music by Ukrainian composers, gracious piano pieces. Fundraising for Ukraine relief.

Andean inspired works for flute + piano. Play!

Two works varied in tempo, lyrical or powerful.

2020 release of multi-genre composer Blood Orange, interesting percussion, marimba works.

Nice collection of bassoon-based works. Play!

Gracious works for harp over time. Play!

Modern works for tuba and piano. Interesting!

Contemporary, varied works for wind, percussion and/or strings.

Interesting, varied works for flute & other instruments. Nice!

Beethoven’s “middle quartets”, Romantic.

Pieces from 1930’3 to 1951, modern varied, some stridency.

Varied songs for sax + piano, from 1920’s onward.

Widely varied contemporary works for ensemble, flute, guitar.

Classical to Romantic era solo guitar. Nice.