Monthly Archives: July 2018

Steve Tibbetts–Life Of

Quiet, ambient guitar with cello and percussion, jazz based with classical elements. Nice! Advertisements

James M. Stephenson–Liquid Melancholy

Contemporary works for clarinet, with oboe, orchestra or piano. Elegant. Play!

Guitar Music of Carlo Domeniconi

Solo guitar works withd Anatolian, Arabic and Spanish influences. Play!

George Antheil–Specter

Early works of a modernist/avant-garde composer, unexpectedly lyrical. Play!

The Spirit of Sound

Harp & percussion works with Asian, Spanish and Armenian elements. Beautiful!

Fantaisies Brillantes

A mix of pieces for flute & guitar from different eras and genres. Play!

YOB – Our Raw Heart

YOB– Our Raw Heart Release date: 2018Jun8 Label: Relapse Records Rating: 4/5 I’m admittedly late to the game with YOB. The Eugene, Oregon doom band released their first full-length album in 2001 but all I knew of them was the Red Fang cover of Dawn Rising featuring vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheidt. YOB recently released Our Raw Heart […]

Aquene-Grandmother Puddingstone

This is a local Abenaki singing with acoustic guitar accompaniment.  Aquene means peace in Algonquin and these tracks are intertribal and familiar and played at social gatherings and Pow Wow’s.  Play all of these folk songs in Native American genre as well.

Relentless- Thunder Hill

Recorded at University of Oklahoma Pow Wow 2009 by Canyon Records with Thunder Hill.  This drum group is Southern Style with women singing along in vocables.   The songs are traditional with some verse in English.  Hard not to dance with! Play all!

Songs of the Caddo-various singers

Social Dances and Songs recorded by Canyon Records by the Caddo people of Oklahoma at Cultural center in the 1970’s.  Still performed and sung today.

Earl Ray- Traditional Songs of the Salt River Pima

From Canyon Records Earl Ray sings in Pima traditional language and in the 3rd verse an English translation with rattle accompaniment. Earl Ray Lo:dac teaches Pima lanugage classes and has educational organization called Ha;l Hiosik Foundation.  Play all.

My Heart And Soul-Randy Wood

Enjoy these traditional songs with percussion by Will Clipman and songs sung by Randy Wood from Plains Cree heritage.  Randy sings with a passion that uses both traditional language and modern English translations. Vocables are used and enhanced with modern percussion with Will. Play all.

The Beast and The Garden

Writing songs that express love, past, present and future of life and and all living, Annie Humphrey gifts us these songs from an indigenous women encouraging us all to stand up with each other from stopline3 movement to honoring the Earth you will hear her music.  An old classic Geromino’s Cadillac is done so beautifully […]

Nite Haus – Saturation [Self Released]

Fans of Crystal Castles and New Order will surely enjoy this sweet synthy synthwave from German / American electronic duo Nite Haus. This, their second album, is in fact arty electro pop to the full extent. The vocals are rough, but in a sultry, cigarettes after sex sort of way. Generally speaking, Saturation lacks polish […]

Rasmus Juncker – Ophold [Kingdoms]

The debut album from Danish musician Rasmus Juncker lands somewhere between modern classical and noisey electronica. “I used multiple microphones on the same sound sources and manipulated them into completely new sounds,” Juncker noted. The resulting 6 track album is composed entirely from first take compositions that were later arranged and layered by Juncker. Music […]

Liminal Drifter – The Dreams [Hidden Shoal]

Australian dreamsonica is on full display from Dr. Simon Order aka Liminal Drifter. And yes, he actually does have Ph.D. Order has been making electronic music since the early 90’s, and describes his Liminal Drifter project as “an ongoing travelogue between identities, physical places and states of consciousness.” The good doctor’s exceptional talents are on […]

Delgres (PIAS) Mo Jodi

Paris based group sings blues rock in Creole & French. The result is a very unique sound that brings many genres together. Great twangy slide guitars, harmonicas, and a gritty sound permeate the whole album. Beautiful male vocals. Try: 1,2,4,5,7,8,9 RIYL: French, Creole, Gritty blues rock, Black Angels FCC:Clean

Tago Fado Duo (Sorel Classics) Binelle & Da Silva

The first album in the world to feature the Bandoneon & the Portuguese Guitar! This NYC based Duo bring together some incredible instruments to create an amazing combination of Tango and Fado music. Try: 1,3,6,9 RIYL: Strings, Klezmer, Fado, Tango, Traditional music, Romance, Accordions FCC:Clean

Various Artists (Catch me time Records) Gotcha Covered

Famous radio host Chuck Foster brings together reggae artists from all over to re-do some classics. The result is a very diverse album from an all-star crew and some great old tunes re-imagined. Some great dub tracks too! Try: 2,3,4,6,7,8,12,13,14 RIYL: Awesome cover albums FCC:Clean

Angelique Kidjo (Kravenworks) Remain in Light

The famous Talking Heads album re-imagined by the legend herself. The result ends up being some of the best Talking Heads tunes I’ve ever heard. Really fun modern afrobeat funk approach to these songs you know by heart. Try: 2,4, ALL RIYL: Talking Heads, Awesome cover albums, African Queens, Fela Kuti FCC:Clean *TB Favs

Mellow Mood (La Tempesta Dub) Large

Italian Reggae band delivers a diverse album and danceable anthems. Some are fun, others are songs of protest and solidarity with a + message. Try: 2,3,10 RIYL: Collie Buds, John Brown’s Body, FCC:Clean

Los Texmaniacs (Smithsonian Folkways) Cruzando Borders

Sounds like traditional Mariachi music, but done with a new twist. Beautiful harmonies this music is famous for! Incredible accordion playing – really makes the whole thing even better! Super fun heritage music done in Spanish and English. I like the faster ones in Spanish or all instrumental… Try: 1,3,6,9,11 RIYL: Country & Western, Ranchero, Mariachi, […]

Bombino (Partisan Records) Deran

Incredible Toureg blues rock/reggae with the steel/surf guitar front and center. Most songs feature male vocals in collaboration/chanting call/response in Bombino’s native language of Tamasheq. Recorded in the King’s studio located in Casablanca, this album hums with the sounds of the region and also modern fusion. Try: 1,2,4,5,7 RIYL: Tuareggae, Ali Farka Toure, Imarhan, Toubab Krewe, FCC:Clean […]

Grupo Mono Blanco (Smithsonian Folkways) Fandango

Sounds like music from another time, but Sones Jarochas de Veracruz and leading a revival of traditional Mexican music. These folks are masters of putting a new crispness to this incredible heritage music. A treat for anyone who likes the roots of Latin music!Try: 2,4,6,7, 9,12 RIYL: Roots Latin music, Mexican roots, Veracruz, Ranchero FCC:Clean *TB […]

Beast from the East (Space Duck Records) Bumpin Uglies

Ska, reggae, punk, humor, and irony all in one! Talented musicians playing a fusion; some end up better than others. RIYL: Spiritual Rez, John Brown’s Body, Twiddle, Nahko, Sublime FCC:Clean