Tiny Ruins explores rich, melodic storytelling layered on top of intricate finger picking, dreamy chords, and in a departure from their acclaimed previous work, full band arrangements. A blend of poeticism, dream pop landscapes, and off kilter experimental pop. Label: Ba Da Bing Records Start with: 1, 4, 5 RIYL: Sharon Van Etten, Phoebe Bridgers, […]

Fun, quirky, storey-telling works for oboe and/or English Horn. Enjoy!

A collection  of pieces for solo double bass, mostly by Grenadier with versions of Gershwin, Coltrane and Muthspiel. Mostly slow, quiet. Play!

Very abstract pieces for guitar mixing plucking, tapping and other percussive sounds. One raucous piece for electric guitar aptly titled “Trash TV Trance” and other pieces including recorder/Paetzold flute. Play most!

A mix of chamber pieces, instrumental or baritone with piano, quiet. Play most!

Recognized for his rejection of Late Romanticism and exemplary of the early modern, these are piano pieces composed through his life, from elegant to powerful and strident.

Mostly piano, varied and contemporary and two other works for abstract marimba/vibraphone. Play!

Contemporary transcriptions or originals for bass saxophone and piano. Very nice!

Described in the liner notes as  modern traditional, these are gracious, lyrical, predominantly slow and quiet for strings and piano, some sax and flute. Play!

Ethereal, gorgeous, sad pieces for a play and a film dealing with the Isreali/Palestinian conflict, with voice, Middle Eastern and Western instruments. Play all!

This ultra progressive album from New York native Phil Tortoroli is in it’s own world. Repetitive and noisy at first, but layered with enough density to keep listeners intrigued. No bangers or sweat breakers here. Just hypnotic, dreamy techno that straddles sonic dimensions. Release Date: 2/8/2019 Play: 1, 4, 6 | FCC: 2 RIYL: Seefeel, […]

  Canadian producer Jacques Greene closes out 2018 with an expansion of last year’s full-length debut Feel Infinite. This excellent 6-track EP is everything Greene is known for: warm, melodic dance music with touches of acid house and ambient vocal loops. You will move to this. Release Date: 11/15/2018 Play: All RIYL: George Fitzgerald  

Juliana Hatfield combines singer-songwriter lyricism with strong instrumentals on Weird. Upbeat lively electric guitar themes. She covers a ranges of moods on this album, with lively pop-type tunes to more edgy emotional tracks scattered throughout the album. Label: American Laundromat Start with: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 RIYL: Frankie Cosmos, The Lemonheads, Blake Babies, Liz […]

Soccer Mommy comes back with a two track demo tape, channeling her classic guitar driven melodic tunes. Soft angsty tunes, slightly lofi vocals, showcasing depth and character. Both tracks are relatively laid back indie rock. Label: Fat Possum Records Start with: Both RIYL: Snail Mail, Hovvdy, Jay Som, Frankie Cosmos, (Sandy) Alex G FCC: Clean

90s type garage rock with strong sharp vocals and many a guitar solo, pretty upbeat overall. SMUG’s new record Gorgeous has a grungy vocal flair that adds some attitude to the album. Label: Admirable Traits Records LLC Start with: 2, 4 RIYL: FIDLAR, Blink 182, SWMRS FCC: 1, 3, 7, 10 (drug references)  

Sticky Fingers returns with Yours To Keep, an album full of light upbeat rock and some more complex acoustic tracks. Fiery vocals throughout, strong rhythm, electronic elements, dynamic lyrics make for easy listening. Label: Sureshaker Start with: 6, 7, 9 RIYL: Tash Sultana, Gang of Youths, Hockey Dad FCC: 1, 2, 3, 4

New studio album from female rocker Cherry Glazerr reflects a lot of personal growth for the artist. Album is well-produced, clean sound with a lot of experimentation. Lyrics have been described as “angry” and “showing a deep distrust in the world.” Check it out, really good stuff. FCC: 2 Play: 3, 5, 7 RIYL: IAN […]

Either brusque or very quiet and lovely, works by Gerhard, Mompou and Pujol. Play most!

Nice collection of transcriptions for harmonica and piano of Baroque to modern classical and jazz works. Play!

Silvestrov is considered one of the originators of the Kiev avant-garde, and his works were not performed in 1960’s/70’s Soviet Union. He later renounced this style of composition, believing that there is no new music, just music from memories of older music. These string orchestra pieces (sometimes the orchestra is so quiet!) are contemporary, lyrical […]

Polish composers from early 1900’s to contemporary, elegant to strident works with string quartet with chamber orchestra.

Nice collection of percussive, drumming and plucking abstract pieces. Not typical.

Mr. Kastning, known for his improvisational guitar pieces with his owned multi-stringed instruments, here performs his abstract, delicate and mostly quiet works. Nice!

By Scandinavian composers, sombre, contemporary viola pieces. Excellent!

The mandora, similar to a lute, in these Baroque and modern pieces. Nice!