Monthly Archives: January 2015

Wind Dance Under The Moon-David Rose

David Rose playing flute on this CD from Spirit Wind Records. If you like the soothing sounds of flute play all 12 tracks.  David is living in Pennsylvania and plays at festivals and special events.  

Red Kroz Bluez- Spirit Wing

Based in Pennsylvania this group plays folk/rock/blues.  This CD is produced with Spirit Wind Records and is electric.  A popular dance band this CD takes you on that journey that may feel like “memory lane”.  Track 3 or 6 (includes flute ) if you want a slow dance.  yes, thats a ” cover  song”.  Nice […]

The Chordaes – “The Chordaes”

Big voice, nice arrangements, but kinda sappy. Walking the Jeff Buckley tight-rope is a tough task for any singer, this band shows you why. Without that embedded soul and pain that Buckley had, any singer who attempts it, comes across as stale, and over-reaching. The Chordaes (horrible name) fall into that category. There are some […]

The Dodos – “Individ”

The 6th album from this duo is coming on the heels of their really good 2013 album, Carrier. Having made a name for themselves as a duo (guitar/drums), the Dodos have struggled to find a new sound in recent years, often employing other musicians to fill out their sound. Individ seems to be a return […]

Smashing Pumpkins – “Monuments To An Elegy”

The 90’s are alive with the sound of Pumpkins. Part of some 44-song prog-rock-opera opus that only Billy Corgan seems to care about, Monuments To An Elegy, is, by far, the closest to vintage Smashing Pumpkins, that Billy Corgan has attempted in some time. Having said that, this a far cry from Siamese Dream. There […]

Sleater-Kinney – “No Cities To Love”

After a ten year hiatus, the three ladies of Sleater-Kinney have returned with a powerful new album that blows the doors wide open. Propulsive, punk rock with a classic rock edge. Carrie Brownstein isn’t just that funny chick from Portlandia, she also a killer guitarist, and she displays her skills all over this album. Her […]

the london session

Mary J. Blige – the london sessions – on captiol records is a throw back to her R&B sound, with a little current synth sound. Totally worth trying out. FCC: none PLAY: 1, 8 ##

girls in peacetime want to dance

Belle & Sebastian are back with another studio album – girls in peacetime want to dance – on matador records. Classic B&S sound, you will love it if you like the indie, light hooks, and lovey lyrics. PLAY: 7, 3, 11 FCC: None ##

WRUV January Rock Singles – 2015

WRUV January Rock Singles – 2015 1. Belle & Sebastian – The Party Line [matador] 2. Andy Shauf – You’re Out Wasting [tender loving empire/party damage] 3. Tuxedo – Number One [mayer hawthorne & jake one] [stones throw] 4. JD McPherson – Let The Good Times Roll [rounder] 5. Buxton – Icebreaker [New West Records] 6. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Little Boys With Shiny […]

Kassé Mady Diabaté (Six Degrees) Kiriké

Called “the greatest singer in Mali,” Mady Diabaté is here surrounded by a cast of other Malian greats, including famed kora player Ballaké Sissoko. This acoustic, often upbeat album is lovely all around, with Mady Diabaté’s vocals really selling each track. French cellist Vincent Segal adds an unusual and delectable element to the instrumentation. This record is […]

John Luther Adams–The Wind in High Places

Mr. Adams’ follow-up to his Pulitzer winning album Become Ocean, is also minimalist, eerie, dark and beautiful. String quartet with cello ensemble, only open strings used in an attempt to copy the Aeolian harp. Play!

Guitar Music of Colombia

These are gorgeous modern and new works. Play!

Marco Podda–Le Corde dell’Aria

The composer is an otolaryngologist by profession–these are mostly simple, very gracious works for cello, harp, flute and/or voice. Play!

Josef Holbrooke–Clarinet Chamber Music

Gracious modern works for clarinet with piano or strings.

Distance

Nice collection of works for solo oboe, or with harp or piano, ranging from Baroque to modern. Play!

Between Rock & A Hard Place–Plugged and Unplugged

The title refers to the composer’s seeing the connections between heavy metal and some avant-garde classical pieces. This piece is also performed “unplugged”. Other works are quiet, minimialist. Play! Trks 1-4 suitable for metal/hard rock programming.

British Music for Cello & Piano

Pieces by overlooked composers Holbrooke, Wordsworth and Busch, modern (early 20th century), mostly gracious and elegant. Play!

Daniel Lentz–In the Sea of Ionia

Mostly gracious, elegant, flowing and delicate piano pieces that build rhythmically. Sample or play most!

NOTTA COMET // SUCCESS WITH HOUSEPLANTS (S/R)

MONTREAL DEBUT. GENRE-BOUNDARY EXPERIMENTS. FORMERLY JAZZ-PUNK. NOW HENRY COW-ISH, KRAUTROCK. HEAVY, GENTLE, MELODIC, GARAGEY, MATHY, JAZZY, WHITE-BOY NO-WAVE WITH DUAL VOCAL ASSAULT. PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 RIYL: CLEFT, MACHO MUCHACHO, TERA MELOS

CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON // YEAH OKAY, I KNOW (TRAIL FIRE)

SELF-DESCRIBED MOODY BUMMER-CORE GLITCH-FOLK W/ RASPY TWANGY VOCALS & ACOUSTIC GUITAR. NASHVILLE POP/ROCK WITH A FULL BAND TOO. PLAY: 1, 2, 4, 9 FCC: 7, 8 RIYL: PHOSPHORESCENT, DAMIEN JURADO, WILL OLDHAM

RIVER WHYLESS // EP (S/R)

ASHEVILLE NC. HAUNTINGLY SWEET SPIN ON TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC. DREAMY & ROCKIN W/ GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VIOLIN, CELLO, HARMONIUM, BANJO, MALE/FEMALE VOCALS. PLAY: 1, 2, 5 RIYL: HORSE FEATHERS, VASHTI BUNYAN, MARISSA NADLER

GUTS CLUB // THE ARM WRESTLING TOURNAMENT (IMPORTANT)

LINDSEY BAKER, FORMER CHILD BEAUTY QUEEN, MAKES DIY CREEPY LOVE LETTER VIDEOS SET TO HER VAGUELY MORBID, TONGUE-IN-CHEEK SORE-THROAT POP. DANIEL JOHNSTON-LIKE FINGER-PLUCKED ACOUSTIC W/ TWANGY VOCALS. PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 7, 10 FCC: 4, 5, 6, 9 RIYL: SCOUT NIBLETT, VIC CHESTNUT, JULIE DOIRON  

MATTHEW MELTON // OUTSIDE OF PARADISE (SOUTHPAW)

WARM SODA FRONTMAN FIRST SOLO LP. TRACKS RECORDED FROM 2008-2014 THAT DIDNT MAKE THE CUT IN HIS OTHER PROJECTS (SNAKE FLOWER 2, BARE WIRES, WARM SODA). GARAGEY POWER-POP GEMS, PUNK JAMS, HEAVY PSYCH HITTERS. PLAY: 1-9 RIYL: WARM SODA, KING TUFF, CHEAP TIME, HUNX & HIS PUNX

Sounds From the Ground-20 Years of the Best Sounds from the Ground

Sounds From the Ground have been making great Downtempo music for twenty years and to celebrate this Waveform Records has released 20 Years of the Best Sounds from the Ground. SFTG have been the stalwarts of Downtempo and many of their tracks are considered classics today like Triangle and Drugstore. This collection covers their career […]

The Acid-Ghost

Ghost is a single EP from The Acid’s album Liminal. The Ep contains the original edit which has an Ambient Indie Rock vibe with some Bass Music undercurrents. There are four remixes which have a similar vibe but range from more upbeat Dance to more downbeat IDM and Atmospheric Bass Music and all the tracks […]