Monthly Archives: May 2018
Contemporary pieces for piano and violin, varying from lyrical to more strident.
Clement’s Piano Preludes composed over a period of 30 yrs with abrupt rhythm changes and abstract (nice!) and Goldstein’s one piece also attractive.
Mostly gracious piano pieces by Klein from early 1900’s with a lively piano sonata by Weinberg (1955). Play most!
Abstract, staccato to smooth flute pieces, modern and contemporary. Play most!
Bosnian composer living in Sarajevo during the siege reflects the melancholy and chaos through these vary different pieces based in saxophone. Play!
In my opinion, sort of a disconcerting mix of lyrical classical “lite” with wonderful pipa music overlying by a Chinese-born composer who combines Eastern and Western elements in his works. Do play.
Perle sought a “return to tonality” in 1937 and his music is modern, abstract, not quite lyrical yet still engaging. Play all!
Nice mix of modern oboe chamber music with strings, by Larson, Bolcom, Moravec and others. Play!
Robert Young and group performs abstract, contemporary pieces that are a mix of classical, jazz and avant-garde. Play most!
Excellent, recently composed pieces for flute, piccolo, music box, piano with lots of percussion. Play!
Abstract, rhythmically varying considerably, with a mix of instruments and electronics. Play most!
Fun, contemporary pieces composed for sax or saxes, duo or more. Play!
Elegant and Romantic + modern pieces–a nice range and mix of composers. Play!
And who is this mysterious man cutting circles in the Namibian desert ? It’s Chinese-American DJ and producer ZHU delivering the most suitable sort of Electronica for getting down on Ringer’s Desert. An exciting, enjoyable flirtation with Jazz, Blues, Reggaeton, 90’s House, Glitch and Pop. Wow. Release Date: 4/26/2018 Play: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 RIYL: […]
Gentleman’s Dub (Easy Star) Dubtopia- Many styles and vocals represented on this album, some better than others. Try:5,12,7,8,9 RIYL: Eclectic Reggae inspired music FCC:Clean
Holly Cook (Merge) Vessel of Love- Breathy female vocals with ska, rocksteady, lovers, reggae-lite backbeats. She has a lovely voice! Try:5 RIYL: Hire, Nattali Rize, Protoje. FCC:Clean
Dactah Chando (Self-Released) ansestrel- Conscious Latin Reggae all performed by one guy! Like one, you’ll like them all. Try:1,2,4,7 RIYL: Ziggy Marley, Spanish lyrics + positive vibes, Reggaeton. FCC:Clean
The Frightnrs (Daptone) Nothing More to Say- I listened to this for weeks thinking it was an old Rocksteady record, but after closer review it’s a modern group reimagining an old style. They did the genre justice and kept an authentic sound without sounding like iterative. Heartfelt falsetto male vocals, great instrumentals, and that old skool […]
Femi Kuti (Knitting Factory) One People One World- 10th album from legendary sun or Feli. Very positive messages on this album – “Africa will be great again”, “1 people 1 world” etc. Still very political – his Dad would be proud. Try:1,2,4,6,10,13 RIYL: Fela Kuti, Anitbalas, Tony Allen, Edo Taylor, Souljazz Orch, Afrobeat, Nigerian freedom. FCC:Clean *TB […]
Mark Egan & Arjun Bruggeman (Wavetone) Dreaming Spirits-Jazzy grooves backed by a talented table player to give it that “world” feel. Definitely has a new age kinda vibe light on the cheese. Many tracks are slower and could be good for massage/meditation. Try:1, 6, 8, 14 RIYL: Krishna Das, New Age, Spiritual, Smooth Jazz, Tabla […]
Imarhan (City Slang) Temet- “New wave Tuareg music”. Great soulful mostly male vocals, with traditional instruments and twangy guitars; African desert surf rock. Great percussion too! Try:1,3,4,6 RIYL: Bombino, Tinariwen, Mdou Moctor, Amadou & Mariam. FCC:Clean *TB Fav