Monthly Archives: January 2018
The upcoming band The Sherlocks latest LP “Live For the Moment” is an exceptional alternative rock album that is reminiscent of the Arctic Monkeys and The Clash. However, the Sherlocks definitely have acquired their own niche with their creative lyrics and explosive instrumentation. The majority of the songs off of Live for The Moment are upbeat […]
Decent Criminals latest album “Bloom” is charged with the sound of California surf punk. Decent Criminal mashes catchy guitar riffs and pop elements with the raw elements of punk which give them their own separate sound. Any fan of punk rock, power-pop or alternative rock should find a song they enjoy on this album. FCC: 5 […]
Memory of a Cut Off Head is a laidback folky sounding project by OSC. Existential lyrics and drawn out string melodies through this album are bound to put the listener into a trance. A great album to relax and unwind to. FCC: Clean Try: 2,3,7
Black Magic Moments is a four-song Goth Country project. Airy vocals and darkly toned guitar riffs across each song give this project a dreary tone. This is a great small lo-fi style project, perfect to play on a rainy day or late at night. FCC: Clean Try: 1-4
Holy Moly & The Crackers new album Salem is a cohesive blend of dark lyrics and heavy instrumentation. Each song has a dark texture to it and the majority of the songs are upbeat and energetic. The combination of string instruments and organs alongside strong guitar riffs make this a truly unique album. Salem is […]
Improvisations for piano, contra-stringed guitar and electric guitar. Meandering, as the title suggests, ethereal. Play!
A diverse mix, modern or Romantic pieces.
Mostly intense, abstract works, some quite nice!
Nice mix of pieces for all (or any!) instruements and one with voice counting. Johnson’s “Rational Melodies” are particularly striking. Play!
Sybarite5, a string quartet specializing in 21st century pieces, performs works by Dan Visconti, Andy Akiho and others. Play!
Beautiful, modern classical guitar, Brazilian and more with pieces by the guitarist, Jose Fernandez Bardesio. Play!
Mari Samuelsen and her brother Hakon have commissioned new works from Scandinavian composers. These are minimalist, quiet works. Play!
Acclaimed pianist Jarrett performs his own works, more classical than jazz, but a melding of the two.
Keening, droning solo cello pieces, and interesting in their own abstract way. Play! All composed prior to 1974.
Ethereal, abstract, Impressionistic solo piano pieces. Play!
Romantic, bravura solo piano pieces, yet modern in sound. Play!
Impressionistic piano pieces, some improvisations with a mix of works by the pianist and others. Play most!
Cello and piano works by these Romantic, and Impressionist French composers. Play!
Very interesting contemporary, abstract string quartets, lots of sound changes. Play!
Modern pieces by Lecuona, Farinas and Alen–sprightly, gracious and lilting. Play!