Further explorations and improvisations for percussion and 30 string contra-alto guitar. Play! Advertisements

Composed since 2000 on, guitar-based pieces, solo, duos, quartets, with other instruments. Mostly very short pieces, varying rhythmically. Play!

Modern/ Romantic South American music for or transcribed for, classical guitar, including pieces by Piazzolla, Lauro, Gismonti and others. Play!

Songs for an hommage to Plath’s work and living places, with instruments, electronics and tape.

Abstract solo works for a variety of instruments, some with tape. Interesting!

Deafheaven are often categorized as black metal and vocalist George Clarke’s vocals would fit with any band in the genre. But to shoehorn Deafheaven into such a confining label is a disservice. On Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, Deafheaven dabbles in shoegaze, post-rock, and even balladry. The album opens with You Without End. Spoken word and piano give way […]

Small EP by O’Conner, the two clean songs are worth a listen! Strong and jazzy female vocals over mellow rock. FCC: 1,2,4 Play: 3,5 RIYL: Liza Anne, Margaret Glaspy

Fast paced rock with high-pitched female vocals. Looping guitar rifts, light percussion FCC: None Play: 4, 6 RIYL: Best Coast, Cherry Glazerr

Rocking, high-pitched and speedy vocals from Tancred on her album Nightstand. Really nice lyrical work, some songs slow and emotive while others are fast paced and meant to rock to. FCC: 3 Play: 2, 9 RIYL: Jay Som, Kississippi, Forth Wanderers

Nice EP from TC Superstar, features quirky lyrics that tell a story and synth in the background. Strong percussion lines FCC: None Play: All! RIYL: The National, Jr Jr

Very beachy, soft rock. Male vocalist, play if you want some easy summer tunes! FCC: None Play: 1, 6 RIYL: Sublime

Third studio album from Mark Huff features lyrics spanning heartbreak, personal struggle and more. Some songs have a twang reminiscent of Petty, while others are softer and almost psychedelic. Play! FCC: none Play: 3, 5 RIYL: Tom Petty, Phish

Unique and explorative EP by Rafael Vigilantics, male vocalist with a sound that borders on rap. The three clean songs on this song each have a very different sound, check this out for a quirky play FCC:1, 5 Play: 4 RIYL: Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The National

Soft surf rock, strong male vocals. All around happy-sounding album with light beats and upbeat percussion. FCC:8 Play: 5, 7, 11 RIYL: Best Coast, The Walters, Local Natives, Mac Demarco

Happiness Hours, the fifth studio album by the Sidekicks is a nice summer rock album with emotional/ break up lyrics and sounds ranging from soft to heavy drum lines. Little bit of something for everyone on this one FCC: 7 Play: 1, 6 RIYL: The Strokes, Pinegrove

Lyrical, contemporary guitar pieces, varied rhythmically. Play!

Black Fast– Spectre of Ruin Release date: 2018Jul13 Label: Entertainment One Black Fast’s mission is simple: play fast, destructive, and heavy metal. Spectre of Ruin is a sneaky pick for best heavy metal album of 2018. Black Fast can best be described as thrash metal and the album art provides a pretty accurate description of what […]

Dense, textured Neko-sounding tunes led heavily by her characteristic and beautiful vocals.  Lyrics confronting humanity, chaos, cruelty.  Many collaborators bring an orchestrated, robust and diverse sound to this album. RIYL: Jenny Lewis, Lucinda Williams, Wilco, Gillian Welch PLAY: 2, 3, 6 FCC: 5, 9, 11

Genre-bending jazz from Kamasi.  The album ranges from mild and spacious to full sound led by his tenor saxophone.  Tunes like Street Fighter Mas might harken back to a Herbie Hancock experience with a choral backdrop. The two discs are Kamasi’s Heaven or his inward-facing-world and Earth, his outward-facing world. RIYL: Herbie Hancock, Medeski, Martin, and Wood, BadBadNotGod […]

An ongoing collaboration between Darren Cunningham and LCO has blossomed into a full 10 track album that mixes classic Actress with contemporary classical music.  It’s upbeat, stringy, repetitive, and blurry– a waning hybrid between techno and acoustic melodies that will excite some and annoy others. Release Date: 5/25/2018 Play: 4, 6, 7, 9 RIYL: Daniel […]

The masked EDM performer (how many are there now?) drops a radio friendly Sophomore album of cheerful house music that’s in stark contrast to the foreboding cover art. Of the thirteen tracks, only two break four minutes– a rather short window for the fist pumping, drop worshipping dance clergy. Regardless, the different vocalists Claptone employs […]

Debut album on the mighty Ninja Tune label from seasoned British dance producer Leon Vynehall is fluid indeed, and nothing short of epic. Inspired by his Grandparents emigration from England to New York City, Vynehall created a concept record blending classical and ambient music that is a far cry from his previous, more club-oriented releases. […]

Impending Doom– The Sin and Doom Vol. II Release date: 2018Jun22 Label: Entertainment One Rating: 4/5 Impending Doom is a Christian deathcore band from Riverside, California. Despite the baggage and preconceptions that come with such a description, Impending Doom’s sound places them among some of the best in their genre. The Sin and Doom Vol. II […]

Blake Pouliot and Hsin-I Huang perform known pieces for violin and piano. Nice!

Argentinian and Spanish composers’ pieces transcribed for flute, gracious. Play!