Monthly Archives: July 2016

Autograf-Future Soup/Heartbeat Remixes

Autograf’s Future Soup and Heartbeat tracks have been remixed. The disc contains three remixes of Future Soup and four of Heartbeat. The tracks are various forms of EDM and are all smooth and dance floor friendly. Tracks: All Good

Rosin Murphy-Take Her Up To Monto

Take Her Up To Monto is the latest from artist Roisin Murphy. The album bounces around a bit from Dark Cabaret to Synth Dance and Trip Hop but mostly sticks with the Cabaret sound. The music is dark and sly with Murphy’s vocals anchoring the album. Something a little different from the usual Electronica out […]

Cole M.G.N.-Cole M.G.N.

Cole M.G.N.’s self-titled debut has been described as having the rhythmic grooves and heavy bass of the Bay Area mixed with Southern Hip Hop. There’s also an Atmospheric Bass vibe element thrown in adding a nice blend of thumping bass and smooth synth work. A pretty sweet debut. Label: Gloriette RIYD: Machinedrum, Arca Tracks: All […]

Eyes Behind The Veil-Empathy

Empathy is the second album from Chicago artist Eyes Behind The Veil. The album consists of Ambient Soundscapes that drift, float and have a beautiful, haunted quality to them. This is perfect to listen to when going to sleep or laying in a hammock watching the clouds go by. RIYD: Keenya Tracks: All Good

Red Martian-Retrailing

Retrailing is the seventh album from the group Red Martian. The music has a throwback feel with elements of Minimal Wave, very early Synthpop and Electropop. Think Kraftwerk or Klaus Schulze here. The album has a stark feel to it yet there is a certain warmth you feel from the tracks. If retro synth is […]

James Collier-In My Room

The latest album from London-based artist James Collier is titled In My Room. The music is Electro-Jazz with a blend of upbeat Funk, mellow Folk, and Downtempo. Tracks: 2,3,8

Eric Copeland-Black Bubblegum

Black Bubblegum is a full length album from Black Dice’s Eric Copeland. The album is best described as Bubblegum Pop after you picked it up off the ground. There’s definitely some heavy experimentation going on giving the album a quirky, warped out sound. A little off-beat but definitely worth checking out. Tracks: All Good Except […]

Aphex Twin-Cheetah

The latest from Aphex Twin is titled Cheetah. The music was inspired and made on the annoyingly complicated Cheetah MS800. When the Cheetah was introduced no one bought it and even today with retro synths back in style it’s been deemed worthless. That hasn’t stopped Richard D. James from taking a crack at it. The […]

Safia-Embracing Me

Embracing Me is a single and EP from the Australian group Safia. The single contains four remixes of the track and the EP contains the original edit plus three other songs. The music is smooth Electro R&B with a chill groove. RIYD: Chet Faker, Hermitude, Jamie Woon Tracks: 1,2,5,6,7

DJ Shadow-The Mountain Will Fall

The latest work from the iconic DJ Shadow is titled The Mountain Will Fall. The album is classic DJ Shadow blending Experimentalism with Hip Hop produces a novel, creative sound. RIYD: DJ Krush, Mark Pritchard, Flying Lotus Tracks: All Good Except FCC: 3

Hanssen-Transit

Transit is the second album from Seattle-based artist Hanssen. The music is Ambient Dance and has been described as having “Dreamy nostalgic synths, spacious off-kilter rhythms, and space-bound melodies. The music has more of an upbeat, fun vibe compared to his debut, Seven Years Week but still retains a mellow vibe. RIYD: Carmen Rizzo, Lowhitey, […]

Sebastian Kill & The Beat Ventriloquist-We’ve Come So Far

We’ve Come So Far is an album from Sebastian Kill & The Beat Ventriloquist. The Music is a smooth, sleek blend of Downtempo House with elements of Electro R&B and Synth Dance. The tracks have that great contradiction of being upbeat yet having a mellow, chill vibe. This is a nice metropolitan album that’s good […]

Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway (Warner Bros.)

Coming back with their 11th official studio release, the Red Hot Chili Peppers exhibit a delicate balance between maturity and patience on The Getaway. With the second RHCP album under the belt for Josh Klinghoffer he has added his background of electronica-avante-garde-art-rock, while still keeping the groove of Frusciante’s unforgettable minimalist rock-funk. The Chili’s are finding a […]

Journey–5 Centuries of Song for the Saxophone

Transcriptions of songs here performed without voice, instead with sax and piano. Nice!

Laura Metcalf–First Day

Stylistically varying pieces for cello with piano: “classical”, Latin, jazz, Impressionistic…Play!

Camillo Togni–Complete Piano Music Vol. 3

Abstract, modern pieces for one or two pianos. Play most!

Dimitri Kotronakis–Toryanse

Contemporary classical guitar–very nice!

Pavel Kukhta–Guitar Recital

Nice mix of pieces by less heard composers, modern to contemporary. Play!

Tomas Svoboda–Chamber Works with Clarinet Vol. 1

Interesting, modern works for clarinet and winds. Play!

Sparks–Miniature Works for Orchestra

Modern,  contemporary pieces, varied in tempi and style, play most!

Paul Bowles–Complete Piano Music Vol. 2

Modern piano works from 1932 on–jazzy, American. Play!

Peter Gahn–Meinten Sie: RED

Very avant-garde, mostly loud, dissonant works, not all, some with very slow starts 30 sec +. Sample.

Leni Stern – Dakar Suite (self-released)

“Jazz comes from Africa,” observes award-winning jazz guitarist Stern, who really digs African percussion & rhythms. She mixes her passions in these compositions, which she perfected with her band during live performances in Greenwich Village. Last step was a trip to Senegal to record the CD. It came out really nicely!

Benji Kaplan – Uai So (self-released)

Composer, lead vocalist, & jazz guitarist Kaplan, from NYC, indulges his passion for highly artistic Brazilian musical traditions, with skillfully creative theatrical-sounding offerings in the spirit of Hermeto Pascoal & the like. Gorgeous, fascinating arrangements.

Os Clavelitos – Arriving (Suonofrittata)

Nice Brazilian samba & related sub-genres (bossa nova, baiao) with fresh arrangements & nuanced musicianship with lyrics in English (by Chieko Honda) & performed by a six-piece NYC-based Ensemble.