Monthly Archives: January 2018
Mostly lovely solo piano pieces, contemporary. Title track celebrates LGBT community.
The JACK Quartet performs these interesting, abstract, somewhat intense pieces, some with voice of poetry/essays.
Winds + percussion + piano, mostly gracious, one Swiss march.
Acoustic guitar with tools, odd sounds emanating, few chords. One piece recognizable as guitar!
Longish pieces for string ensemble, mostly quiet, performed by the Bechtler Ensemble. Nice!
Contemporary and abstract works for flute and woodwinds. Play!
Contemporary and traditional songs about water, including one of their own. Play!
This 19 movement album composed entirely without vocals, drums, or guitar, isn’t missing a thing. These synth heavy instrumental songs are skillfully put together and full of emotion. Label: Italians Do It Better Start w/ 2, 5, 14, 18 FCC: Clean RIYL: Tangerine Dream, SURVIVE, John Carpenter
Full of synths, soulful vocals, and intimate lyrics, this soft electronic folk EP showcases Spaldings skills. If you are looking for some dreamy yet haunting folk songs with a pop vibe, this is the EP you should be playing. Label: Monetrome Start w/ 1, 2 FCC: Clean RIYL: Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear, Chet Faker, Francis & The […]
Mostly well-known pieces, transcribed for harp.
These are lovely contemporary and modern flute pieces except for Bach’s. Play!
74 min. improvisational solo piano performance recorded in 1980. Starts quietly, builds up.
Cellist performs diverse pieces including some from Lithuanian composers, his ethnic background. Play!
Jazz pianist performs big names in classical, and his own sonata.
Nice mix of contemporary trombone pieces by women composers. Play!
I’m overcome with deep, raw, colorful, genuine vibes from this album. It touches every part of me. The storytelling, talks of demons, culture, loss, run-ins with the police, relationships… Dreams. Goals. Porter Ray’s Watercolor is filled with dark, lush, colorful synth waves, slappy 808 drum patterns, and fat, grounding bass lines complementing the vocal cadences […]
The moment you hit ‘play’ on this album, you will instantly be captivated, in love, and blown away. The sheer energy and musicality of the composition, production, arrangement, and musicians involved in this jazz record will have you appreciating every single moment. For some people, Mario Cruz doesn’t immediately ring any bells. However, if you […]
If you’ve been out there searching for a new modern Jazz, R&B and Soul record that maintains a vintage quality feel, then look no further. Without a doubt, Dee Dee Bridgewater is a jazz vocal powerhouse, and her latest record, Memphis… Yes, I’m Ready, honors the legacies of many of our favorite jazz, blues and […]
Terminal Mind’s Recordings is classic punk rock in all sense of the word. This Austin Texas 1st wave punk band brings punk and rock and roll right off the bat that’ll keep you jamming out to heavy guitar solos and fast drum beats. The 12 songs found on this album not only will keep your […]
This is Luca Bash’s lastest self released album “Keys of Mine.” The album is jam packed with songs pertaining to the jazz and rock genres. Each song contains great solos both from guitar and bass and the occasional solo from the saxophone is a great touch worth listening. The songs are well composed and have […]
Tom Beaulieu’s latest album Rogue Corgi has a mix of folk and slow rock with hints of psychedelics that acts as easy background tunes. Beaulieu incorporates musical styles from musicians such as Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, and John Lennon. Rogue Corgi incorporates multiple genres into one packed album. One song will hold a folk theme […]
It’s Not Us is Umphrey’s latest album that comes in with some classic Umphrey’s style heavy jam rock while also bringing some new elements to the table. Of the eleven tracks on the album, many give the listener that essential endless jam feeling even with the short studio tracks. A few others take the listener […]
Transcriptions for flute and guitar of pieces across musical eras Romantic to modern. Play!
Transcriptions from harpsichord and piano to guitar of Rococco style Baroque era.
Producer John Maus’ latest project Screen Memories is a terrific experimental album that is unable to be labeled as one particular genre. Each track is a unique mix of musical elements such as psychedelic-style synths, fast beating basslines and drowned out vocals. This album has a terrific range of styles as there are elements of […]