Contemporary, interesting works for string quartet. Play!
Modern, varying works by some perhaps less-known composers. Play!
Symphony no. 1 in E min. Op. 39, lovely!
Works for marimba and clarinet, varied through eras, mostly transcriptions, nice!
Works with lots of tempo changes, mood shifts, contemporary. Play!
Creative, playful, lyrical pieces, some somber for a variety of instruments, some voice.
The Univ. of Virginia Percussion Ensemble performs all these recent compositions ranging from raucous to lyrical marimba. Play!
Abstract solo cello, mostly modern, nice!
Surprisingly varied minimalist pieces transcribed or composed for saxophone quartet, by Reich, Glass, Nyman and Torke.
Abstract wind ensembles with Asia elements, nice!
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’, Frightened Rabbit asked other artists to record their own versions of songs on the album. If you’re familiar with the band, there are fresh takes on old favorites. The album features artists like Josh Ritter, Daughter and Manchester Orchestra! Be sure to check it […]
First full LP for Australian singer songwriter Angie Mc Mahon. Let her rich alto voice wash over you. Sometimes mournful, but her more upbeat tracks are great. Label: Dualtone Start w/: 3,4,5 RIYL: Jack River, Alex the Astronaut FCC: Clean
Bleached is an LA based trio with sisters Jennifer (lead vocals, guitar, synth) and Jessica Calvin (lead guitar, bass) and Nick Pilot (drums percussion). Jennifer and Jessica were formerly members of Miko Miko. It is a punk rock album with great hooks and every song sounds different. Label: Dead Oceans Start w:/ 4,5 RIYL: Fierce […]
17 year old Alex McArtor’s has a powerful voice and writes lyrics with intensity of someone way beyond her years. Spoken Word is an EP has a classic indie pop meets soul. A must play!!! Label: Self-released Start w/: all RIYL: Lana Del Rey, Adele FCC: Clean
Excellent works, ranging from a bit more traditional but modern, to frankly wild. Label: Cedille Start w/: 2, 4,5,6, 8, 12 FCC: Clean
If you’ve heard classic jazz/full band pieces from the 20th century, you will find this album quite reminiscent of the era. Every violin, cello, horn, drum, etc. at the very least sounds like it was played by a human, an impressive feat in this age of virtual instrumentation. A large portion of the album’s vocals […]
Female-Fronted Indie Rock/Power Pop band with crisp guitar sound. Well-written lyrics that are both snarky and poignant. Great use of distortion throughout with catchy rhythms that will have you tapping your feet the whole way through. LabeL: Sub Pop Start w/: 1,2,6,8,9,10 RIYL: Cherry Glazerr, Waxahatchee, Speedy Ortiz, Hinds FCC: 3
The Tennessee Headhunters open up this live album with a bang, heavy guitar and strong vocals. Country twang and tight harmonies bring a softer side to the album as it progresses. Classic rock and country element blend together leaving fans of both happy. Legendary pianist Johnnie Johnson joins the band for the last 3 tracks, […]
Duo Praxedis performs these gracious works. Play!
All contemporary works by Asian composers, graceful, lilting, abstract. Play!
Abstract, Impressionistic piano pieces, some jazzy, some “interpretations” of well-known works.
Bennewitz Quartet performs works by these Czech composers, all perished by the Nazis. Intense, sad, nice.
Varied, contemporary works for guitar, strings or percussion. Play!