Monthly Archives: February 2018

Mark Cameron – Playing Rough

“Playing Rough” is singer/songwriter/guitarist, Mark Cameron’s fourth blues album. His powerful vocals and strings are backed by Bill Keyes on harmonica, Scott Lundberg on bass, Dan Schroeder on drums and Sheri Cameron on flute. The addition of flute throughout the album gives it a unique sound reminiscent blues and rock of the 60s, particularly in […]

Set No Limits

A collection of clarinet and piano pieces by women composers, elegant and nice!

Shadow Etchings–New Music for Flute

Except for the 1st tr., very abstract pieces, trk 4 with droning voice.

Nouvelle Vie–French Flute Music

Gracious and elegant pieces from 18th and 19th century. Play!

Andre Jolivet–Complete Chamber Music with Piano

A varied collection of pieces ranging from Impressionistic, abstract to Romantic even a bit avant. Play!

Small Stones–Modern Piano Music

As the title suggests, these are short pieces and a few longer ones, dancing and sprightly.

MAKrotonal–Microtonal Guitar

Beautiful, Baroque-like and contemporary pieces for microtonal guitar. Play!

Franco Donatoni–Chamber Works

Interesting collection of works for solo instruments (harp, piccolo, clarinet) and ensembles including  harpsichord–abstract, stylized.

Efrain Amaya–Syzygy–Music for Flute

Nice abstract, lilting pieces for flute.

Guitar Music of Venezuela

Modern classical guitar with lovely ethnic influences. Play!

Gene Pritsker’s Sound Liberation–Rite Through an Eclectic s

The Rites of Spring in Pritsker’s wildly creative adaptation–raucous, jazz/classical/avant/rock.

Felipe Perez Santiago–Formika

Very interesting pieces by a Mexican composer for a varied mix of instruments: sax, strings, orchestra.


Modern, abstract pieces for trumpet with accompaniment. Works by Ligeti, Hosokawa and Jolivet amongst others.

Darius Milhaud–Chamber Music

Impressionistic pieces for clarinet/piano or strings. Play!

Einojuhani Rautavaara–Works for Cello & Piano

Somewhat dark pieces, modern and contemporary. Play most!

David del Tredici– March to Tonality

Remarkably classical/Romantic pieces by a contemporary composer. Play!

William Price–RUSH HOUR

Electroacoustic pieces some with cello, or sax, and a wide range of sounds: H2o, crackles, crashes, plinks…

Starchild & The New Romantic – Language [Ghostly]

Starchild & The New Romantic, aka Bryndon Cook, is a guitarist who has toured with Solange, Chairlift, and Kindness and now has released his first solo album. His album, Language, is full of funky beats, amazing guitar riffs, and beautiful vocals. Cook has said he draws influence from Prince, Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson and […]

Loma – Loma [Sub Pop]

Made up of Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski of Cross Record and Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater, this group has released a mellow and quiet but amazing album. Dream pop, rock, and indie combined make this album a must listen. Label: Sub Pop Start w/ 1, 3, 5, 10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Angel Olsen, A. Savage, TORRES

Bahamas – Earthtones [Republic]

Toronto singer/songwriter Bahamas – AKA Afie Jurvanen – releases his anxiously awaited 4th LP, Earthtones. This pop/rock folk album is overall amazing and every song on it should be played. It’s full of amazing guitar licks and solos, beautiful vocals, and some smooth drums. Label: Republic Records Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 11 […]

Hindemith & Schoenberg–String Trios

Modern string trios, intense and busy to quiet and gracious.

Alexander Scriabin–The Final Recital

A re-performance of  the 1912 recital of Scriabin’s works performed by the composer, two weeks before his unexpected death. Bravura fast to elegant and gracious.


Works for two violins ranging from squeaky, plucky to lyrically rhythmic. Play most!

Mutsuo Shishido–Complete Works for Piano

Remarkably classical modern pieces by a Japanese composer.

Francois Rosse–Metissage

Avant garde pieces for saxophone and piano–silences, blats, but mostly quiet and slow.