Monthly Archives: August 2017

Bulkhead-Lunch Truck

Lunch Truck is an album from Bulkhead. The music has a Minimal Techno vibe that is heavy on the beats and pounds away. Very nice! RIYD: No Moon Tracks: All Good

Lafa Taylor & Aabo-Already Found

Lafa Taylor & Aabo’s track Already Found has been remixed. There are eight remixes and the music is a mix of House, Disco Dance, EDM, And Electro R&B. All the tracks have an upbeat, dance floor friendly vibe. Tracks: All Good

Benni-I & II

I and II is the latest work from New Orleans artist Benni. The music sounds like a soundtrack from a John Carpenter film or other 70’s and 80’s sci-fi or horror films. Heavy on the analog synthesizer with a dark, brooding vibe, Benni creates a haunting soundscape with a retro feel. RIYD: John Carpenter, Vangelis, […]

WEN-CARVE+GAZE

CARVE + GAZE is the latest from WEN. The music sounds like a mix of IDM and Electro Hop but from the far future. The music has a spacey yet dark feel and it draws you right in. RIYD: Clark, Fhloston Paradigm, Actress, Legowelt Tracks: All Good

Twin Tail/Quiett-Fountains

UK producer Twin Tail and Denver based duo Quiett teamed up and produced an album on the Hush Hush label titled Fountains. Lush and woozy, it’s got a Tycho feel but a little more upbeat. It get’s you grooving without too much effort. Good to listen to while doing the dishes or if you have […]

Hieroglyphic Being, Sarathy Korwar,Shabaka Kutchings-A.R.E Project

Hieroglyphic Being, Sarathy Korwar and Shabaka Kutchings have being doing some excavating in the remote regions of this planet and discovered this album titled A.R.E. Project. Hieroglyphic Being’s music seems to have come from the ancient magic of the God’s. He called forth the Disco’s of Imhotep in his last album and with the help […]

RAC-EGO

EGO is an album from artist RAC (pronounced ar-aye-see). The music is super smooth and is a mix of EDM and Indie Dance. Most of the tracks feature a guest artist (including Rivers Cuomo from Weezer) providing good variety and keeps the hour-plus album from getting stale. RIYD: Classixx, Holy Ghost! Tracks: 3,4,7,8,11,14

Kai Whiston-Fissure Price

Fissure Price is an album from artist Kai Whiston. The music is a little chaotic and a bit hard to describe. There’s definitely an Experimental element here with components of Dubstep, Bass Music, Ambient and UK Grime. It’s a little different and has a refreshing feel to it. RIYD: Forest Sword, Four Tet, Machinedrum Tracks: […]

Frameworks-KINGS

KINGS is an album from Frameworks. The music is a mix of Downtempo and Organic House with elements of Jazz, Classical and Asian Influences. The music is smooth and chill with a lush, natural feel. RIYD: Bonobo, Maribou State Tracks: All Good

Reduction Plan – Somewhere [Maladjusted]

A goth-rock record, steeped in melancholic guitar playing, crooning vocals, and propulsive drum machine rhythms, enhanced by a collection of synthesizers. Label: Maladjusted Start with: 3, 4, 6, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Black Marble, Merchandise, The Soft Moon, Palm, Pile

The Dan Ryan – Guidance [Cosmic Dreamer]

A modern freak folk approach to traditional Texas psychedelic music and 1960’s folk. Label: Cosmic Dreamer Start with: 2, 4, 5, 6 FCC: Clean RIYL: Jacco, Gardner, Holy Wave, Morgan Delt, Sam Kogon

My Bubba – “Gone” & “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” [Thirdman]

An soulful acoustic EP from the Scandinavian folk duo My Bubba featuring warm harmonies, a Norwegian lap harm known as a cittra, and a cover of Bob Dylan’s “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go”. Label: Thirdman Start with: 2 FCC: Clean RIYL: Lady Lamb, Julien Baker, Big Thief, The Milk Carton Kids

Toothless – The Pace Of The Passing [Rostrum]

Dreamy folk-pop made up of a mixture of wistful acoustic melodies, swelling electronic instrumentals, and throbbing baselines by Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash. The Record features Wild Beasts’ Tom Fleming, Marika Hackman, and The Staves Label: Rostrum Start with: 2, 3, 9 FCC: Clean RIYL: Bombay Bicycle Club, Nada Surf, Sufjan Stevens, Polyphonic Spree

Girl Ray – Earl Grey [Moshi Moshi]

Nico-tinged melancholic pop characterized by heavy-hearted harmonies. Label: Moshi Moshi Start with: 1, 2, 4, 11 FCC: Clean RIYL: Japanese Breakfast, Frankie Cosmos, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Ultimate Paintings, Amber Arcades, Margaret Glaspy

Briana Marela – Call It Love [Jagjaguwar]

Synth pop with energetic beats and surging arpeggios framed by Marela’s gentle vocalizations. Label: Jagjaguwar Start with: 2, 5, 6, 9 FCC: Clean RIYL: Sylvan Esso, Perfume Genius, Big Thief, Weyes Blood

Joywave – Content [Hollywood]

Dance-floor synth-pop group with their second album, full of occasionally awkward vocal modulations and contrasting tones. Content connects on a few tracks but lacks the confidence and ambition that made their previous album, How Do You Feel Now?, such a solid debut. The closing track, Let’s Talk About Feelings (#11), takes a different approach, finding a relaxed, jazzy […]

Avey Tare – Eucalyptus [Domino]

Written and produced by Animal Collective’s Avey Tare and recorded by Animal Collective’s Deakin (Josh Dibb). Eucalyptus is an immersive album length electroacoustic movement through leaves, rocks and dust. “Conceived on Hawaiian mornings, written on a sunlit bedroom afternoon in Los Angeles, practiced in the dark early hours of the California twilight, recommended listening for […]

The Barr Brothers // ‘It Came to Me’ Single [Secret City]

The Barr Brothers secluded the band in a cabin in northern Quebec to put out a new effort after some time off the radar.  Blending their gospel, roots, folk, lo-fi, and rock sounds, this single is right in their sweet spot.  Heavy and hollow, gritty and tight, it’s what you want and expect from these […]

Jean Sibelius–Piano Works

Gracious, Romantic  and early-modern piano works. Play!

Argot Trio–Mostly Mississippi

Pieces for trio of piano, violin and clarinet, by composers either southern by birth or by residence (except Katchaturian)–all modern. Play most!

Wayne Peterson–Transformations

Contemporary pieces both brash and quiet, for sax quartet or orchestra.

Trumpets in the Baroque

Trumpet with organ (not an instrument that I appreciate) in these Baroque pieces by Bach, Albinoni, Telemann and others. Slower pieces meditative.

Night Drive- Night Drive

This is a great little electro-pop album. With a bit of the old 80’s style synth’s and some lyrics about love, Night Drive has created a sound that will have traveling down the backstreets of all your favorite old sci-fi movies. It’s a lot like synthwave, if synthwave had lyrics. Label: Roll Call Records play: […]

Cowbell- Haunted Heart

Who needs more Cowbell? You do. Trust me. This is a rock album with heavy western stylings. Though nothing here is anything new or genre redefining, everything on this album from the guitars to the synthy accompaniment oozes with style. A lot of blues influences, and head banging beats makes this a great partner for […]

Thunder Dreamer- Capture

A great little Indie CD full of crisp guitar licks, soft pacing and vocals, piano back-up. At times very reminiscent of Real Estate and even early Shins. If you like your indie rock slower, more serious and soulful, you’ll enjoy this.   Label: Tiger Bomb Play:2,3,4 FCC:clean