Monthly Archives: January 2017
Marta Argerrich and Itzhak Perlman perform these classic pieces.
You know this composer and his beautiful works…
Lovely, Neo-Classical works. Play!
Early, Baroque and Romantic pieces transcribed for saxophone–not like you’d expect. Play!
From a Polish composer known for his choral works, these are beautiful, modern works for various winds. Play!
Intense works by Grihm, Dusapin, and Mantovani. Sample.
Contemporary avant-garde for various instruments–eerie, weird, silences, staccato elements.
Contemporary works for flute trio, staccato and wandering, play most!
Contemporary works with Persian elements, various instruments and voice.
Barclay Crenshaw better known by his dj name Claude VonStroke has dropped that moniker and released a self-titled album. He pioneered the Bay Area House movement which is a mix of Detroit Techno with a more bubbly sound to it. Here though he delves into his musical roots and has produced an Electro Hip Hop […]
Bonobo’s latest album, his sixth, is titled Migration. The music is his usual mix of Ambient, Downtempo and Folktronica. There are a few upbeat tracks mixed in adding some variety to the album. Overall not much new here from Bonobo but still a solid chillout album. RIYD: Caribou, Jon Hopkins Tracks: All Good
The xx is an English indie-pop band that I have been a fan of since their debut album. Although I wasn’t impressed with their sophomore released, I have enjoyed a lot of Jamie xx’s solo output, so I was stoked when I started hearing singles from this thing drop. Overall, the album draws a lot […]
I have never been the biggest fan of The Flaming Lips, but that isn’t going to stop me from listening to their latest album. On Oczy Mlody, the band continues to provide dazzling experimental rock music that is over-the-top, maximalist, and a high-energy onslaught of the senses. Compared to a lot of their previous efforts, this album is […]
Release Date: 12/09/2016 Label: Third Man Records Rating: 3.5/5 A mellow blend of “campfire folk, psych, soul, and funk,” the sounds of Woods provides a comforting but also challenging platform for the listener. In it’s 10 year history, the band has produced 9 […]
As someone who wasn’t too fond of the Last Shadow Puppets’ last album, I didn’t really have high expectations going into this, but in all honesty I was very impressed by this EP. Besides the first track, Alex Turner and Miles Kane perform 5 covers, and they perform them with such emotional intensity that it […]
Release Date: 11/11/2016 Label: 131 Records Rating: 3/5 Winter Lives was recorded by Matt Pong along with longtime collaborator Chris Hansen on guitar and production, and core band member Shawn Alpay on cello and string arrangements. It’s certainly a well produced, pleasant sounding project, yet […]
Release Date: 1/27/2017 Label: Burger Records Rating: 4/5 Former Guided By Voices multi-instrumentalist Tobin Sprout has lived inside the vast universe of indie rock for most of his adult life, but his sixth solo album […]
Release Date: 1/6/2017 Label: BMG Rating: 2/5 Night People is the fifth studio album by English rock band You Me at Six. It was released on 6 January 2017 through Infectious Music. The album sees a departure […]
Release date: 10/28/2016 Label: Suretone Rating: 3/5 Louisville-based dream pop band Twin Limb release their first full length album, Haplo off of Suretone records. Slowly manipulated dream pop that is dark and rhythmic. Many of the record’s tracks resemble the work […]
Release date: 1/27/2017 Label: Sister Polygon Rating: 4/5 Nothing Feels Natural is the first full-length album by the Washington D.C. post-punk rockers, Priests. The record is a culmination of two years’ writing, touring, and performing mostly all-ages shows within and outside punk communities. […]
Lovely, highly lyrical, quiet and mostly slow pieces for solo guitar. Play!
All contemporary works for viola, clarinet, and piano. Larson’s nice!
3 long, increasingly raucous pieces for electric guitar–wild.
A lovely, varied collection of works inspired by the 4 elements. Play!
Sweet and forceful modern piano pieces.