Monthly Archives: June 2017

Salvatore Sciarrino–Complete Works for Violin and Viola

Very abstract, modern to new, primarily strident works, accessible. Advertisements

Les Exquises Allegories

A mix of eras and styles for flute and piano, calm to vigorous. Play!

Thomas DeLio–Selected Compositions (1972-2015)

Avant-garde works for tape (some slow starts) or piano or piano with voice and percussion. Interesting!

Debussy–Twelve Etudes

Strident to calm piano studies. Play!

Allen Brings–Chamber Works

Modern, abstract pieces for a mix of instrumental duos and solos. Very nice!

Yassen Vodenitcharov–Blue Echo

Highly stylized, staccato and varying pieces, contemporary. Play!

Music for Cello & Guitar

Nice modern pieces for cello & guitar from S. American and Eastern Europe. Play!

Peter Garland–The Birthday Party

Some lovely, contemporary piano pieces–the title piece dedicated to the performing pianist Aki Takahashi. Garland is considered an experimentalist composer, but these pieces are quite accessible.

Beyond

Interesting, contemporary, percussion pieces performed by Los Angeles Percussion Quartet. Play!

Ferenc Snetburger–Titok

Contemporary, gracious, jazz pieces for guitar, double bass and drums. Play!

Alejandro Roman–Chamber Music

Highly lyrical pieces for piano, strings and some clarinet. Lovely and all contemporary!

Draw the Strings Tight

A collection of contemporary, abstract, classical guitar pieces. Play most!

Music Action Ensemble – Foundation (Giant Steps)

The Music Action Lab  was set up for musicians who seek to have a social impact through music. The 9 musicians on this CD were selected from nearly 100 applicants from 22 countries to collaborate in creating this original music with socially conscious themes. Influences from the Middle East, India/Pakistan, and more. Diverse styles but […]

James Whetzel & Yas – Life is Raining (Olin Place)

Sarod master & composer Whetzel first met the Algerian-born Parisian poet YAS more than a decade ago, & they have yearned to pursue a collaboration ever since. Finally, they have reunited to make this music, and it was well worth the wait! This combination of rhythmic musical arrangements & the recitation of French poetry works […]

Hermanos Morales – Los Autenticos del Moka (self-released)

Who are these musicians? No idea…! Nothing on Google except access to songs. Anyway, great Latin folk with lots of heart & soul. The on-line cover says 100% Cuban music, but it reminds us of the beautiful folksy street music heard on the Pacific coast of South America. Check it out!

Tarek Yamani – Peninsular (Edict)

This Lebanese jazz pianist & composer explores the music of the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East, khaleej music with roots in African polyrhythm, like jazz has. These mostly original tunes reconnect Arabic, African, & western jazz while preserving Arabic quarter tones & styles, with pleasing effect. All good…Wonderful music! Filed in World section

Suplington-Repeating Flowers

Repeating Flowers is the latest from artist Suplington, an artist on the Youngbloods label co-founded by WRUV alumni, John Moses. The album is Spring based and a limited number of cassettes are available with a bonus download code printed on a biodegradable seed infused card. The music itself has a dreamy Ambient vibe to it […]

Sebastian Mullaert-All The Keys

All The Keys Are Here is Sebastian Mullaert’s debut on the Apollo Records label. The music is piano based and sounds like Harold Budd mixed with Minimal Techno. The result is a sound that is subtle with a contemplative and thoughtful feel. The album contains four tracks and is thirty minutes long and it’s one […]

January Thompson-Whelmed

January Thompson’s track Whelmed has been remixed. The disc contains the original edit plus five remixes. The original has a mellow, haunting classical feel and the remixes retain the that vibe but with an electronic feel. Tracks: All Good

Coucheron-High By The Riverside

High By The Riverside is the latest from artist Coucheron. The music has an EDM feel and has been described as having playful synths, slow-burning melodies, energetic basslines, and gypsy jazz. It’s a little different from the norm but still a little stale sounding. RIYD: Lemaitre, Passion Pit Tracks: 2,4

Amber Mark-3:33

3:33am is the debut from artist Amber Mark. The music is a soulful blend of Downtempo, Jazz, Hip Hop and Classical Indian music. The album tells the story of loss of her mother and the process of grieving and healing that the artist went through. Mark’s vocals are what this album is about and I […]

Ada Kaleh-Palatul De Clestar

Palatul De Clestar is an Ep from Romanian artist Ada Kaleh. The Ep contains two songs, Palatul De Clestar and Devotare and each track has a remix. The music is rooted in Minimal Techno but has Tribal, Jungle vibe mixed in giving it an infectious, mystical sound. A sweet little Ep from Ada Kaleh. RIYD: […]

WRUV Rock Singles July – Mix 1 & 2

 

Com Truise-Iteration

Com Truise’s latest work titled Iteration is the last installment of a multi album spanning story about “Com Truise”, the first robot astronaut. You hear elements of old school New Wave and Synth Dance reminiscent of Joy Division or New Order. There’s also some Experimental mixed in as well giving the music an other worldly […]