Monthly Archives: October 2017

Ashley Walter-Sweet Anxiety

Cellist Walters performs abstract/avant works by Deyoe, Berio, Smith and others, ranging from droning, tapping and slapping. Sounds from a cello that you wouldn’t expect.

David DiChiera–Letters & Fantasies

Gracious works mostly for voice with piano, some lovely instrumentals for duo, or solo piano. Play!

Conrad Winslow–The Perfect Nothing Catalog

A mash up of the sound of walking, voices, instruments, electronic sounds, animals…

Brian Belet–Sufficient Trouble

Kyma (visual programming language for sound design according to wikipedia) with altered voices, instruments, sounds.

Dinos Constantinides–Songs for Epirus

Mostly gracious, elegant and ethereal  pieces based on flute solo or with accompaniment. Play!

Mattiel – Mattiel [Burger Records]

An Americana rock artist whose album features great guitar and horn parts. Some tracks have a 60’s rock and roll feel while others are a bit more bluesy. Label: Burger Records Start w/ 1, 4, 6, 9 FCC: Clean RIYL: Black Keys, The Kills, The Growlers, Jack White, Nick Waterhouse

Air Traffic Controller – Echo Papa [Self-Released]

Indie album with catchy electronic sounds and influences from pop and rock music. Label: Self-released Start w/ 3, 4, 6, 7 FCC: 1 RIYL: STRFKR, Naked & Famous, Vampire Weekend, AWOLNATION, fun.

Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother [Dead Ocean]

Indie rock debut album for the Australian singer that features fun and upbeat songs. Label: Dead Ocean Start w/ 2, 4, 5, 9 FCC: 1, 6, 8 RIYL: Ali Barter, Montaigne, Gang of Youths, Alex the Astronaut

Jordan Rakei – Wallflower [Ninja Tunes]

Jordan Rakei draws influences from jazz, R&B, soul, and pop in this album. It has great vocals, amazing instrumentation, and a few electronic touches. Label: Ninja Tunes Start w/ 1, 4, 5, 6, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Nick Hakim, Emily King, Lion Babe, Gabriel Garzon-Montano

Like A Version – Various Artists [ABC Records]

A compilation of different artists and bands covering hit songs. Label: ABC Records Start w/ 5, 8, 11, 12, 17 FCC: 14, 21 RIYL: Bon Iver, Flume, Chet Faker, Tame Impala, Chvrches

Khu.eex’- They Forgot They Survived

there is electronica, spoken-word and some long reveries to enjoy with this new release by “Khueex” a group with Tlingit musicians that speak original language in this group of musicians that spark your ears and heart to listen with groove intended results.  Enjoy! play all..

Gifts- Bear Fox

Bear Fox is the lead singer with Akwesasne Women Singers who were Native American Music Award winners.  She has written these songs in a traditional and life affirming ways that create both an awareness and respect for traditional lifeways, language and living culture of her people of the Mohawk Nation.  Her songs on this CD […]

Tsionathonisen-Kontiwennenhawi-Akwesasne Women Singers

In this CD produced by Bear Fox Music with the women’s singing group, Kontiwennenhawi (Carriers of the Words) and most known as the Akwesasne Women Singers.  Each song has voice intro in traditional language and is sung with rattle, drum or call and response and in traditional rounds.  Group performs regionally and  recently can be […]

Nooky Jones- Self Titled

From the promoter: Minneapolis band Nooky Jones’ “… debut album relies on each musician’s unique style as a critical part of the overall sound. Atop airtight yet comfortably loose drum and bass grooves often reminiscent of ’90s R&B and hip hop, layers of harmonically complex piano, organ, and Fender Rhodes create a lushness associated with […]

Bind Boys Of Alabama- Almost Home

The Blind Boys of Alabama are back with another great album. With their first album released in 1948, the boys are approaching 70 years of stellar music that has seen five Grammy Awards and one Lifetime Achievement award. They have also entered the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and worked with Marvin Stables, Stevie Wonder, […]

Wolf Parade- Cry Cry Cry

From the promoter: “The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up Wolf Parade are on proud display over the course of Cry Cry Cry, the band’s thunderous first album in seven years.  That unique combination of sounds and influences, spearheaded by electric co-frontmen Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner-a complex yet relatable, […]

The Pythiad–Jim Gailloreto’s Jazz String Quintet

Vocal works with string quintet, more classical than jazz, hence released under Origin’s Classical branch. Nice pieces, especially Jaco Pastorius.

Gavin Bryars–The Fifth Century

Ethereal choral works by Thomas Traherne  composed in the 17th century, here with saxophone quartet.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach–Tangere

Baroque pieces performed on a tangent piano, not a harpsichord, and sounds more fluid. Play!

Alma Espanola

Spanish works from the late 1800’s to mid 1900’s performed by classical guitarist Sharon Isbin and voice by Isabel Leonard. Gracious and elegant.

Philippe Manoury–The Book of Keyboards

Beautiful compositions for vibraphone and percussion, abstract, contemporary. Play!

Danish String Quartet–Last Leaf

An interesting mix of Danish traditional pieces with originals by the quartet’s members. Nice!

Heavy–Solo Violin

Fairly intense solo violin pieces by Abras, Doderer, Placidi and others. Avant.

Richard Wernick–Concerto for Cello and Ten Players

Abstract pieces, ranging from intense, some quiet, and still intense. Play!

Louis Moreau Gottschalk–of Louisiana, Selected Works

Bouncy, rhythmic solo piano pieces, influenced by his living abroad in Brazil and the Caribbean, this American composer is considered a multiculturalist in the early and middle 1800’s. Play!