Monthly Archives: January 2017

Schumann, Bach & Brahms

Marta Argerrich and Itzhak Perlman perform these classic pieces. Advertisements

Dover Quartet Plays Mozart

You know this composer and his beautiful works…

Darius Milhaud–Complete Violin and/or Viola Sonatas

Lovely, Neo-Classical works. Play!

Musica Ficta

Early, Baroque and Romantic pieces transcribed for saxophone–not like you’d expect. Play!

Jozef Swider–Music for Wind Instruments

From a Polish composer known for his choral works, these are beautiful, modern works for various winds. Play!

Renaud Capucon–21st Century Violin Concertos

Intense works by Grihm, Dusapin, and Mantovani. Sample.

Jerome Combier–Gone

Contemporary avant-garde for various instruments–eerie, weird, silences, staccato elements.

Horizontes Mexicanos

Contemporary works for flute trio, staccato and wandering, play most!

Reza Vali–The Ancient Call

Contemporary works with Persian elements, various instruments and voice.

Barclay Crenshaw-Barclay Crenshaw

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-Migration

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 – “I See You”

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 […]

The Flaming Lips – “Oczy Mlody”

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 […]

Woods // Live at Third Man Records

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 […]

The Last Shadow Puppets – “The Dream Synopsis EP”

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 […]

matt pond PA // winter lives

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 […]

Tobin Sprout // The Universe And Me

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 […]

You Me At Six // Night People

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 […]

Twin Limb // Haplo

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 […]

Priests // Nothing Feels Natural

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. […]

Georges Raillard–Butterflies in the Labyrinth of Silence

Lovely, highly lyrical, quiet and mostly slow pieces for solo guitar. Play!

American Voices

All contemporary works for viola, clarinet, and piano. Larson’s nice!

Pierluigi Billone–Sgorgo Y N oO

3 long, increasingly raucous pieces for electric guitar–wild.

The Classical Elements

A lovely, varied collection of works inspired by the 4 elements. Play!

Alexander Arutiunian–Complete Piano Works

Sweet and forceful modern piano pieces.