Com Truise’s latest work titled Iteration is the last installment of a multi album spanning story about “Com Truise”, the first robot astronaut. You hear elements of old school New Wave and Synth Dance reminiscent of Joy Division or New Order. There’s also some Experimental mixed in as well giving the music an other worldly […]
Electric Island is the latest release from Glow Flow Hawaii. The group consists of three artists: Dorian Wright, LA Monster, and Savooz. Each artist brings their own flair to the album from Disco Dance to Techno House to Downtempo House. There’s a good amount of variety and a good flow to the album. There’s also […]
Floating Points most recent release is titled Reflections-Mojave Desert. The album accompanies a short film made by the artist and his band in the Mojave Desert while rehearsing for their US tour. The music mixes elements of Ambient, Space Rock, and Jazz. The result is a spaced out jam band sound that hooks you in. […]
Things Change is the full length debut from artist Grabbitz. The music has a soulful EDM sound with an interesting Alternative Rock twist. A nice, creative change from the usual EDM sound. Tracks: All Good except FCC #10,12 RIYD: Gold Panda, DJ Sun Tracks: All Good
Compassion is Forest Swords, second full length album. The music is a little hard to describe. One reviewer described it as “if there was a rave in the Upside Down Dimension in “Stranger Things” Forest Sword would have made for the perfect soundtrack.” There is a corrupted House vibe here but there are also elements […]
World Be Gone is the 17th release from the iconic duo Erasure. The album has Erasure’s Synthpop sound but has more of a raw, angry edge to it. The lyrics bring the recent political atmosphere to the forefront and you can feel Andy Bell’s emotion in the music. Tracks: All Good
The Shapes is the latest from Miami Horror. The music blends 80’s New Wave Pop, Disco Dance, Indie Dance and Synth Dance along with Caribbean influences. The album is upbeat and peppy and will get you grooving. RIYD: Kraak and Smaak, Flight Facilities, The Presets Tracks: All Good
Theory of Colours is the latest work from artist Dauwd. The music has a breezy Downtempo House sound that’s super smooth with a chill vibe to it but there are still some beats in there to keep you grooving. RIYD: Fort Romeau, Romare Tracks: All Good
Artists VVV and Holly team up for an album titled 78SM95. The music has a definite dark streak with elements of Downtempo, Trap, Dubstep and Atmospheric Bass Music. There’s a good mix of tempos with the more upbeat Trap tracks compared to the more mellow, slower Downtempo tracks. Overall a pretty solid album. RIYD: Lee […]
Despite the somewhat confusing name change that Alex G went through right before the release of this record, all of this confusion quickly ignored with the release of this record and its subsequent greatness. This record highlights the power that soft and melodic folk music can provide, but this record is not strictly a by […]
Romantic works for harp by Liszt and Elias Parish-Alvars–gracious. Play!
Very abstract chamber pieces for an interesting mix of instruments. Play!
Modern, abstract, guitar + string quartets by Brouwer, Sierra, Pujol, and Maier. Play most!
The Palisades Virtuosi continue their performances of American works–contemporary for flute, clarinet and piano. Play!
Pianist Vastek performs mostly ethereal pieces by Cage, Dennehy and Harrison, with instrumental accompaniment. Play most!
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds “Lovely Creatures” is the long anticipated “best of” double album of their best stuff. Gritty, epic, just such grumbly rock. Listen! FCC: none Play: try them all RIYL: Nick Cave yo! LABEL: Epic/BMG
Cody Chesnutt’s “My Love Divine Degree” is back with this 3rd album that has equal parts soul and notes on humanity. Def worth checking out. PLAY: 4, 9, 8 FCC: None RIYL: The Roots, Gary Clark Jr. Label: Handwritten
Chuck Berry passed this year, but he had one more album for the fans. “CHUCK” is classic rock and roll, blistering guitar riffs, and totally worth dropping into any rock set. FCC: clean RIYL: THE chuck berry! LABEL: Dualtone PLAY: All of them
Flowing between shimmering compositions and immersive soundscapes, Somersault evokes the laid-back mood of a warm, breezy city night, the air crackling with humidity and excitement. These songs pulse and pull, capturing a blend of promise and heartache. It’s beautiful and layered, a refined, sweeping creation that threads together numerous styles, textures, and themes into a […]
Gloriously sunny 60s pop from Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Label: Easy Eye Sound Play: 1, 4, 5, 6, 9 FCC: Clean RIYL: The Black Keys, Gary Clark Jr., John Prine, The Beatles (see: Shine on Me)
The 12 tracks that compose Powerplant grow and burn with greater fire than the duo have possessed heretofore. Now accompanied by a full band, Girlpool continue to make their mark with an original and intimate sound carried by incisive lyrics, soft textures, hushed harmonies, and soaring hooks. “When Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker harmonize, it’s […]
A highly anticipated follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed debut, Masterpiece. Big Thief is vulnerable, folk-tinged indie rock at its best. “Big Thief’s sophomore album beautifully excavates family history and trauma into a delicate, intricately built folk rock record, showcasing the gorgeous style of singer Adrianne Lenker.” – Pitchfork: Best New Music (8.3) “Big Thief’s quiet power propels songs of the […]
Radcliffe enlisted a seven-piece band to combine his rugged guitar-based lo-fi songs with “an energy that sort of billows.” This album is full of laid-back, gentle indie-rock gems. Label: Run For Cover Play: 1, 2, 4, 8 FCC: 6 RIYL: Cass McCombs, Alex G, Adult Mom, Hovvdy, Elvis Depressedly
Mostly autotune mediocrity. Some tracks, (the one with Stefflon Don, in particular) got a lil whop whop to them. Clean: 9, 20 RIYL: Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Christopher Martin