Monthly Archives: November 2015

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This Northern Girl-Cindy Paul

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Along The Way- Algin Scabby Robe

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Its A Love/Hate Thing- Dearly And Denny

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Songs Of The Blackfeet-Young Grey Horse Society

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Traditional Lakota Songs- William Horncloud

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Drive-By Truckers – It’s Great To Be Alive (ATO Records)

Coming off the heals of months of touring in support of their latest studio album, English Oceans, released just last year, the band felt that 2014 was a new peak in the life of DBT. It’s Great To Be Alive captures the energy reputation of DBT as a “live”band. This album shows Drive-By Truckers in […]

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Sun Club-THE DONGO DURANGO (ATO Records)

The first full length album from Baltimore’s Sun Club is a whirlwind of sonic exploration that starts fast and never lets up. Sounds like a punk band who spent their time at the beach being influenced by everyone from the Beach Boys to the Pixies to Animal Collective. An enjoyable album with interesting time changes […]

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Eliza Rickman-FOOTNOTES FOR THE SPRING (Self-Released)

The second full length album  from Eliza Rickman which showcases her hauntingly high voice that carries such a sweetness to it while always having a touch of sadness tucked somewhere deep within. Diverse arrangements highlighted by Jason Webley’s strings are accompanied by a multitude of other instruments from a vast array of musicians, giving each […]

Philip Glass–Glassworlds Vol. 2

His complete etudes ranging from suprisingly intense to lyrical. Play!

Anna Thorvalsdottir–In the Light of Air

Ambient, somewhat dark pieces for viola, electronics, percussion and other instruments.

Origins–String Quartets

A varying mix from different cultures, ranging from intense to witty. Koumatsu’s Japanese Folk Song Suite No. 2 is lovely.

Frederick Kaufman– Stars & Distances

Mostly robust works for orchestra, neoclassical to eclectic over the composer’s lifetime, thus far.

American Duos

Mostly intense, contemporary pieces for violin & piano, sample.

Fantasia–Solo Flute Music of the American Continent

Latin American works, modern & contemporary. Lovely, play all!

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Saintseneca – Such Things

Columbus, OH band Saintseneca’s latest album Such Things is a great collection of lo-fi, melodic folk punk songs, with sitar flourishes on a few like “The Awefull Yawn” and “Necker Cube”. Lots of catchy, enjoyable songs on this album, but the clear standout is “River”, which pairs grim lyrics with a buoyant lead guitar riff. […]

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Pure Bathing Culture – Pray For Rain

Pray For Rain is the sophomore album from Pure Bathing Culture, a duo consisting of Vetiver members Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman. On this album they worked with producer John Congleton to make something a little different and the result is less straightforward dream pop than their debut Moon Tides and more of a fusion […]

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Balthazar – Thin Walls

Thin Walls is the latest album from the Belgian band Balthazar. They recorded this album with British producers Ben Hillier and Jason Cox. The opening track is one of the more immediately accessible songs on the album, sounding like a mix of Arcade Fire and the last Arctic Monkeys album. There’s a bit of Lou […]

Sally Beamish–The Singing

Contemporary, somewhat intense pieces with accordion, trumpet, or sax. Play most!

Don Gillis– 5 Piece Combo–for wind quintet

Wind quintet pieces, jazz and folk tinged, very American. Play!

Julia Wolfe–Anthracite Fields

Inspired by the misery of the coal fields of PA, works outlining the brutality of children and adults working to provide energy for “Appliances”.

Giya Kancheli–Chiaroscuro

Two, long, somber, ethereal and beautiful works for violin and chamber ensemble inspired by human’s ugliness and the desire for something else.

Leo Brouwer–Music for Two Guitars

Pieces composed over the composer’s life thus far, contemporary, lively, play!

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Improvisations of know works for flute with electronics (looping) and one of the flutist’s own works. Play!

Ketil Hvoslef–Music for Guitar

Modern and contemporary pieces for guitars and strings. Nice! Play!

Plot: Music for Unspecified Instrumentation

Classical/avant percussion works from 1930 on. Sample.