Monthly Archives: January 2015
MEMBER OF BON IVER. VERY INTIMATE, MINIMAL ACOUSTIC (STRINGS, PIANO) W/ BEAUTIFUL BREATHY VOCALS. PLAY: 1, 3, 5, 6 RIYL: BON IVER, HORSEFEATHERS
LIVE RECORDING OVER 2 NIGHTS IN SF. SCORCHING FUZZ JAMS OF DISTORTED & MELODIC GARAGE-PSYCH. PLAY: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 RIYL: THEE OH SEES, FUZZ, JAY REATARD, BLACK LIPS, COOL GHOULS
SWEDISH PASTORAL-ENGLAND MEETS LAUREL CANYON PSYCH-POP. ATMOSPHERIC KEYBOARDS, SWIRLING INTERMINGLING GUITARS. JAZZY PROG & DISTORTION. FEATURING FORMER DUNGEN GUITARIST. PLAY: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 10 RIYL: FLEET FOXES, TAME IMPALA, PLANTS & ANIMALS
In “Life Is Grand” we hear some important music with messages of love to heal the words of truth from Say Your Name, a commentary on Residential School and 500 years of colonization. Celebrating a punk rock version of NDN Kars we hear his son and friends jamming away. 4 those 2 come…”for the living […]
Rhythm and Dub is a compilation showcasing some of the best music past, present and what the future will bring from the Rhythm and Culture label. The tracks and artists on this album represent the strong influence of Dub has had on this label and the music world. Thomas Blondet, Farid, and Ancient Astronauts are […]
It’s hard to believe but it’s been ten years since Claude VonStroke’s label, Dirtybird, was created. To celebrate this, the label has a released a compilation of new music titled Dirtybird 10. The music has its roots in Detroit Techno (Vonstroke, real name Barclay Crenshaw, grew up outside Detroit) but has evolved into what is […]
Void is a single from Fritz Kalkbrenner’s upcoming album Ways Over Water. The original edit has a nice Dance vibe with good vocals to it. There are seven remixes and the remixing artists are Gui Boratto, Baron Dafoe, Talul and Andre Hommen. The remixes are similar to the original edit and range from Minimal Techno, […]
Aphex Twin has returned just off the heels of his Grammy nominated album Syro with an album titled Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt. 2. Is this title a metaphor or some other innuendo about Electronica? Nope, this album was actually made by computers playing instruments that were built by the artist. The overall vibe is […]
Calm Down is the latest from Australian upstart, Alison Wonderland. The music is a mix of EDM with elements of Dubstep and Pop mixed in. Her vocals add a strong element to the tracks and there’s a nice variety of tempos to the tracks as well. It will be interesting to see where Wonderland’s talent […]
Very traditional praise-style New Orleans jazz. Songs are little-known New Orleans jazz standards covered with lots of horns and stunning female vocals. Stunning. 100% of the proceeds from the album benefit a New Orleans homeless shelter. FCC clean. Play 3, 9, 10, 12. RIYL: Kelly Price, Rebirth Brass Band, The Pace Sisters.
This Lakota/Apache Young man flute player is finding a path that directs his energy for the good of it all. Track 5 with guitar added, A Mama’s Love, will surely spin you in a sweet swirl. Like poetry the playlist of this new CD for WRUV FM Burlington, The Long Journey Home, has your heart […]
This new music to WRUV FM Burlington will please the listeners asking for Native American Flute Music. Birds (Tracks1,2) are in the background with water sounding full of life and songs across the rock and stones in the background. With 17 tracks to enjoy sure to move you to celebrate Nature. spiritwindrecords.com
A duo Tash Terry from the Navajo Nation (Dine) and Elena Higgins, Maori from New Zealand together with percussion this CD Maori Songs of New Zealand. Native tongue with some English translation during the song for a very sweet understanding/reminder of Native Culture in the songs that need to be sung and shared so beautifully. […]
Composer/ prepared pianist Erik Griswold and percussionist Vanessa Tomlinson are Clocked Out. Really interesting and curious pieces inspired by quantum physics, patterns, motion and it does sound like it. Play!
Puerto Rican composer who writes from the P.R. experience, both in PR and the US. Contemporary, ranging from intense to lyrical–works for strings, piano, or sax ensembles.
The latest from Telepathic Teddy Bear is an album titled Forgiveness. The music is a mix of Synth Dance, EDM, Electro-Indie and also has an infusion of R&B. The tracks are fairly upbeat and have a slight quirkiness to them which helps them stand apart from the pack a bit. Overall an interesting album that […]
Una Cartina is the latest from Intended Immigration. The music is rooted in of Lounge with several cultural influences including Argentine, Brazilian, and French to name a few. The music is upbeat and fun and you can almost feel the hot sun and cool ocean breeze on your face while listening to this album. Tracks: […]
Debut album from Hustle and Drone is titled Holy Land. The trio is made up of keyboardist Ryan Neighbors from Portugal, The Man along with Ryan Moore and Andy Black. The music is a mix of Synth Dance with an Electro-Rock undercurrent. The tracks have a nice variety of tempos ranging from an upbeat synth […]
Florida emo-revivalists have released “Pioneer of Nothing,” the follow up EP to their 2014 full-length, “Keep Doing What You’re Doing.” These three tracks are twinkly and sentimental (obviously). Reminiscent of the late Algernon Cadwallader and fresh enough to keep up with the powerful jangles of the likes of Rozwell Kid. RIYL: The World is a […]
Like a blast from the past, Howlin’ Rain puts out soulful music with Grateful Dead-like storylines backed by easy grooves. Though the San Francisco roots and Grateful Dead connections are easily made, these songs have a religious undertone with “hallelujah’s” and preacher-like lead vocals that gives the album a gospel vibe with lots of soul. […]
With distorted guitars and rocking’ riffs, California X puts out an album that rarely takes a minute to catch its breath. The blend of guitars from verses to solo jams is so seamless and tight and brings you right back to the garage that this music seems to have a made a home of. TRACKS: […]
Short and sweet EP release from Talbot Adams. Laid back psychedelic pop with airy vocals and smooth rolling melodies. This release only contains two tracks, Green Girl and I Love You So. Very soothing, reverb-filled songs with simple and effective melodies. Relaxed, slow paced psychedelic tunes with a sunny, summer time kind of feel to […]
Soulful, passionate funk music coming out of Houston, Texas. T Bird and the Breaks third studio album continues their tradition of throwback retro-funk. Drawing inspiration from the classics (think Parliament and Funkadelic), rough, gravely vocals backed by a soulful chorus and some undeniably funky horns. Great breakbeats and bass lines throughout. An extremely enjoyable listen […]
A women’s drum/sing group from the Hudson River area. They share a respect for each others heritage including Mohawk, Blackfoot,Cree, and Cherokee. The songs reflect the use of their Native language. Play all/any tracks for a reflection of traditional values and Native unity.