Monthly Archives: March 2018

Joaquin Homs–Music for Guitar and Guitar Duo

Both modern and contemporary, abstract pieces. Lovely!

Guitar Music of Mexico

Very nice, contemporary pieces by Mexican composers of varying ages. Play!

Thomas Stronen–Time Is A Blind Guide

Classical and jazz/avant-garde–ambient, flowing strings, drum and piano. Nice!

American Canvas

Classical and avant-like pieces for flute, cello + piano, some with voice. Play most!

Michael Winter–Lower Limit

Works for guitars + other strings with micro tunings, minimalist sound, following algorithms. Sample.

Feico Solo

Pianist Feico Deutekom performs ambient/minimalist works by a variety of composers: Glass, Adams, Sakamoto, Lang, among others.

Ney Rosauro–Brazilian Fantasy

Rythmic, contemporary, Brazilian works for marimba, vibraphone and other percussion. Play!

Debussy et Ses Amis

Lovely Impressionistic works for flute or transcribed, many well-known in the flute and classical repertoire by Debussy, Poulenc, Dukas and others.

Peter Garland–Moon Viewing Music (Inscrutable Stillness Studies #1)

These are slow, ambient, similar, restful pieces for gongs and tam-tam, as the subtitle suggests. Play!

Justin Rubin–Variations on Life and Loss

Contemporary works for piano, strings and/or voice. Piano pieces particularly nice!

Castillos de Viento

Contemporary works for flute + guitar ranging from staccato to very lyrical and abstract. Play!

John Luther Adams–Everything That Rises

One single piece for strings, ambient, building slowly over time. Sample!

Mark Applebaum–Speed Dating

Diverse pieces, voice or strings, and/or computers, interesting, with some political commentary.

Samir Odeh-Tamimi–Alif & Other Pieces

Very abstract works for bass horns, strings, piano or ensemble, with silences, odd sounds or droning tones. Play or sample most!

Peter Dayton–Notes to Loved Ones

Fairly gracious, contemporary pieces for strings and piano, nice! Play most!

John Beckwith– Calling

Mostly lyrical pieces for a variety of instruments, a few more strident.

Mark John McEncroe–Musical Images for Piano

Impressionistic, highly lyrical  solo piano pieces, especially CD 1. Play!

Stephen Goss & Philip Houghton

Guitarist John Williams and his Ensemble have recorded two really interesting works including strings, percussion and/or harp. Play!

Invisible Anatomy–Dissections

Classical/avant-garde/rock & voice with strings, keyboards, computers and percussion ranging from ambient to more forceful.

Elgar & Bruch Violin Concertos

Rachel Barton Pine & BBC Symphony Orch. perform 2 Romantic pieces composed 44 yrs apart–stirring & evocative.

Alejandro Rutty–Exhaling Space

This is a wonderful CD with a mix of instruments and diverse rhythms mixing classical, Latin and jazz elements. Play!

Titus Andronicus – A Productive Cough [Merge]

A more stripped-back, slowed-down effort than their previous bawling and thrashing sound, driven by frontman Patrick Stickles’ rambling, existential lyricism and anthemic hooks. Label: Merge Start w/ 3, 5 FCC: 1, 2 RIYL: Okkervil River, The Microphones, Deer Tick, Jeff Rosenstock

Belle and Sebastian – How to Solve Our Human Problems [Matador]

Scottish indie-pop vets compile three very good EPs into a tasting menu of their strengths featuring aspects of funk, soul, psych, and house music in addition to the expected spate of hushed acoustic guitar pieces, sometimes all at once. Label: Matador Start w/ 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 14 FCC: Clean RIYL: The Clientele, Yo La Tengo, […]

American Pleasure Club (FKA Teen Suicide) – A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This [Run For Cover]

A series of intimate, fuzzed-out bedroom pop recordings. “Seamlessly blending sounds and influences as diverse as american folk & country traditions, drum n’ bass, japanese ambient music, modern rap, classic scuzzy 80s+90s indie rock, and synth-ballads recalling badalamenti & julee cruise’s iconic, haunted film scores for david lynch, A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This is an album that everyone on earth will […]

Caroline Rose – LONER [New West]

Originating from NYC, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Caroline Rose now sports a red jumpsuit and plays incredibly catchy, fun, and sarcastic pop-rock anthems. LONER was written, arranged, and played by Caroline Rose, however, she also tours with a group of talented Burlington musicians. Catch them the next time they hit the local scene. Preview: Bandcamp Label: New West […]