Monthly Archives: October 2017

William Patrick Corgan – Ogilala [Martha’s Music/BMG]

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman releases his second full-length album as a solo artist. Featuring acoustic and stripped down songs, this album is intimate and personal. Label: Martha’s music/BMG Start w/ 2, 3, 6, 9, 10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Kevin Morby, Jeff Tweedy, Lee Renaldo Advertisements

The Moms – Doing Asbestos We Can [Bar/None Records]

The punk rock trio, The Moms, new album features great lyrical hooks and up tempo songs that should be on your list to listen to. Label: Bar/None Records Start w/ 3, 6, 13 FCC: Clean RIYL: Spraynard, Elway, Dead Bars, Western Settings

Wild Ones – Mirror Touch [Topshelf Records]

This Portland based electronic indie pop band has created an album definitely worth listening to. This album combines bright melodies with dark lyrics, amazing vocals, and great instrumentation. Label: Topshelf Records Start w/ 1, 4, 5, 9 FCC: Clean RIYL: Alvvays, Chairlift, Jay Som, Tennis

Citizens – As You Please [Run For Cover]

As You Please if the third full-length album put out by the Ohio rock band, Citizens. It contains emotional lyrics, amazing vocals, and well written instrumentals. Label: Run For Cover Start w/ 1, 3, 6, 7, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Turnover, Title Fight, Jimmy Eat World, Joyce Manor  

Sisters – Wait Don’t Wait [Tender Loving Empire]

This pop duo has created an amazing second full-length album. Playing unique instrumentals, it strays from the contemporary pop sound. Label: Tender Loving Empire Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 6, 11 FCC: Clean RIYL: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dent May, Kishi Bashi, Coast Modern

Valentin Silvestrov–Hieroglyphen der Nacht

Contemporary pieces for cello and piano with Baroque elements–somber, some eeriness. Play!

Maciej Staszewski–Fantasia Iberica

With two pieces by the guitarist, a collection of modern and abstract 10 stringed guitar works. Play!

Enrique Granados–La Guitarra Poetica

Transcriptions for guitar of Granados’ poetic piano pieces. Play!

Barbarella Reloaded

Marco Cappelli’s Italian Surf Academy is back with the wild and fun rearrangement of the soundtrack for Barbarella–60’s surf/psych today! Play!

Antti Samuli Hernesniemi–Bridge

Finnish composer, on this CD mostly noisy, fast and roiling pieces for piano and clavinova (an acoustic piano with digital processing capabilities).

Rhapodies Around the World

Six out of seven first recordings of clarinet with piano pieces, from composers from various cultures and eras. Play!

George Lewis–Assemblage

Experimental music for various sized intrumental combinations. As the title suggests, it’s a mix–dissonant, aggressive and at times lyrical. Sample.

Frederic Chopin–Notturno

Supremely beautiful nocturnes. Play!

The Early Immersive Music of Joan La Barbara

Highly avant pieces for voice and electronics. Trk 3 has instrumental accompaniment.

Daniel Lentz–River of 1000 Streams

28 min. piano piece with layered echos. Ranges from droning to clear. Sample.

Wild Card

A collection of organ works primarily modern with one Bach piece. I don’t favor the organ, but there are some nice pieces here!

Qasim Naqvi–FILM

Analog music in a tribute to the MOOG by drummer Naqvi, for the film Tripoli Cancelled–ambient.

Into the Silence

Some beautiful, abstract, contemporary works for violin and piano, by Stucky, Ko and Palmer. Play most!

Iannis Xenakis–Orchestral Works

Very avant pieces, trk 3 more accessible. Trk 1 is the original version, and a first recording. Sample.

The Bogeyman

A collection of very interesting pieces for bassoon, some with accompaniment, modern. Play!

Meditations and Tributes

Solo clarinet pieces in an interesting mix of sound textures, modern. Play!

Viva Segovia!

Roberto Moronn Perez performs modern classical guitar pieces, some abstract, others romantic–Swiss, French, Italian and English composers. Play!

Kölsch – 1989 (Kompakt)

When only the purest techno house will satisfy your cravings, choose Kölsch. 1989 is the final album in an autobiographical trilogy of LPs on Kompakt, described as “an exploration of the Danish producer’s difficult early teenage years.” Tracks like “Liath” and “Khairo” are richly layered by The Heritage Orchestra to become serenely hypnotic. It’s Grade A […]

Four Tet – New Energy (TEXT)

Veteran instrumentalist, composer and general legend in the world of electronic music, Four Tet, has released his 15th album New Energy on his own label TEXT.  How this guy continues to evolve and innovate after fifteen albums is a testament to his genius. So how does new Four Tet sound? Kind of like the old Four […]

Juju & Jordash – Sis-Boom-Bah! (Dekmantel)

From the Netherlands with regards come Juju and Jordash with their pleasantly surprising 5th album Sis-Boom-Bah! Club hits you’d expert to hear from a House duo like this are no where to be found on this album. It’s all about spacey techno and abstract compositions– suited more for a relaxing afternoon than a dance floor. The change […]