Monthly Archives: September 2018
Yves Tumor – Safe in the Hands of Love [Warp]
On his first project with Warp Records, the mysterious Tennessee born experimentalist takes listeners on a fascinating, bleeding-edge journey around contemporary Indie music. So many genres blended together into one glorious melting pot– Absolute now. Release Date: 9/5/2018 Play: 1, 2, 3, 4 RIYL: Carla Dal Forno, Sinkane, Jessy Lanza, Oneohtrix Point Never
Jay Glass Dubs – Plegnic [Ecstatic]
Distressing dub music from Greek electronic producer Dimitris Papadatos. Listen as he boils Jamacian dub down to bare drum beats, faded vocals, and curious loops. Very unique. Release Date: 9/6/2018 Play: All RIYL: Yves Tumor
Ital Tek – Bodied [Planet Mu]
This is the 6th album from Planet Mu veteran Alan Myson, and what a far cry Bodied is from previous records. “I wanted to make the music sound very physical, geometric, and monolithic, as if it inhabited a physical space.” It’s dark, ambient electronic music, and very progressive. Release Date: 9/7/2018 Play: 1, 8, […]
The Eclectic Piano Music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Rhythmically varying pieces composed in the early part of the 20th century, nice!
Lost Saxophone Concertos
Modern, forgotten American and European sax concertos, play most!
Fairly abstract, modern solo piano music by American composers. Play most!
Toru Takemitsu–Complete Music for Solo Guitar
A mix of originals (CD 1 beautiful!) with transcriptions of popular songs (CD 2).
Mirror in Mirror
Anne Akiko Meyer’s latest release–mostly well known works for violin/piano/electronics. Includes pieces by Glass, Ravel, Part amongst others.
Contemporary pieces for oboe or English Horn with accompaniment. Rhythmically varying, play most!
Maribou State – Kingdoms in Colour [Counter Records]
Despite the pressure of following an Internationally acclaimed debut album, the English duo continues to marry smooth-buttery-smooth live instrumentation with warm electronics on their sophomore release. Soak it up. Release Date: 9/10/2018 Play: All RIYL: Mount Kimbie, Bonobo, The XX, DJ Koze, Leon Vynehall
Tirzah – Devotion [Domino]
Devotion is yeas in the main, recorded mostly in the shared houses and makeshift studios of her South London crew of artists and friends. Devotion is very much a journey – a deeply personal hallucination of British RnB at its best, where the rough edges of writing partner Micachu’s famously experimental sonic scraps are softened […]
The Spirit of the Beehive – Hypnic Jerks [Tiny Engines]
Hypnic Jerks, the Philly quintet’s third full-length and second for Tiny Engines, sounds like, as front man Zack Schwartz put’s it, “the state between wakefulness and sleep.” Label: Tiny Engines Start w/ 1, 9, 10 FCC: 2, 4, 7, 8 RIYL: Japanese breakfast, Alex G, Jay Som
Shortly – Richmond [Triple Crown]
Shortly’s haunting vocal delivery and reverb-drenched guitar is further bolstered by her storytelling ability and the live band’s finely-tuned attention to dynamics and powerful harmonies. Label: Triple Crown Start w/ 1, 3, 4 FCC: Clean RIYL: Phoebe Bridgers, Snail Mail, Mitski
Sextile – 3 [Felte]
Sextile – 3 sees the synth-centric post-punk band returning as a duo and heading in a fancier directions. It’s a new sound, but it’s a very natural evolution. Label: Felte Star w/ 1, 3, 5 FCC: Clean RIYL: A Place To Bury Strangers, D.A.F., Boy Harsher
Ron Gallo – Stardust Birthday Party [New West]
Gallo’s raw poeticism, crashing drums, fuzzy guitars, and driving garage punk energy, maintain an upbeat sense of urgency and an eagerness to move forward. Label: New West Start w/ 2, 5, 10, 12 FCC: 4, 9, 13 RIYL: Phoebe Bridgers, Mitski, Snail Mail
Low – Double Negative [Sub Pop]
Low will release it’s most brazen, abrasive (and, paradoxically, most empowering) album ever: Double Negative, an unflinching eleven-song quest through snarling static and shattering beats that somehow culminates in the brightest pop song of Low’s career. Label: Sub Pop Start w/ 3, 5, 8, 9 FCC: 1, 6 RIYL: Sun Kill Moon, Beach House, Blonde Redhead
Gold Stars – Uppers & Downers [Autumn Tone]
This alternative indie rock band’s new album, Uppers & Downers, has lush arrangements & vintage-sounding keys & chords. Label: Autumn Tone Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 7, 11 FCC: Clean RIYL: Beck, Ryan Adams, The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile
Future Generations – Landscape [Frenchkiss]
Future Generations sophomore album matches sonic exploration with playful pop sensibilities, meshing hooky melodies with highly detailed, synth blasts. Label: Frenchkiss Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 11 FCC: Clean RIYL: Local Natives, The War on Drugs, Vampire Weekend
Black Belt Eagle Scout – Mother of My Children [Saddle Creek]
Mother of My Children is a collection of rock songs with lush rhythmic drums, distorted guitar, and whispery vocals. Label: Saddle Creek Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Mothers, Snail Mail, Big Thief, Mitski
Mourn- Sopresa Familia [Captured Tracks]
From Catalonia, Spain, post-punk quartet, Mourn, have released their third full-length album, Sopresa Familia. This album is driven by the drums and hard vocals. This album shows a lot of potential and promise for Mourn, as they explore a more creative style in songwriting. FCC: None Play: 2,5,7,10 RIYL: Preoccupations, B Boys, Omni.
Kevin Krauter- Toss Up [Bayonet Records]
Kevin Krauter just released his first full-length album filled with catchy hooks and jangly synths. This album fuzes pop elements with soothing rhythm sections. An accessible yet unique album, Toss Up, is up there in my favorites for 2018. FCC: None Play: 1,3,4,6,7 RIYL: Real Estate, Hoops, Sam Evian
Ghostland Observatory- See You Later Simulator [Trashy Moped]
As the album cover suggests, this is a pretty funky album from Ghostland Observatory. A good mix of electro and funk, music you would want to dance to all night. Check it out for something fresh and different! FCC: None Play: 3 RIYL: Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem, Ratatat
The Molochs- Flowers In the Spring [Innovative Leisure]
Really rocking sophomore album from the Molochs. Solid indie rock, good lyrics. Like Foxygen, The Molochs capture another era perfectly. Flowers in the Spring is truly reminiscent of the dirty rock and roll sound of the late 60s, from acts like The Velvet Underground and The Kinks. Give it a listen! FCC: 1 Play: 8 […]
Jeff the BROTHERHOOD- Magick Songs [Self-Released]
The Orrall brother’s 13th album is a beautiful example of true sonic growth as a duo. In the 2011 the group was signed to Warner Brothers with their album being produced by the Black Key’s Dan Auerbach. Now seven years later, after being dropped from WB, the brotherhood has released a truly innovative album. Dreamy […]