Monthly Archives: October 2018
Jazzy, abstract and contemporary works for sax, clarinet and/or piano.
Modern works for bassoon, piano and flute by various composers–Dutilleux, Tansman, Boutry, Saint-Saens and others.
Lyrical pieces for piano, flute and clarinet–play!
Lyrical solo piano pieces, contemporary and romantic.Play most!
Very abstract, varying pieces both with lyricism and dissonance. Play most!
Pieces by Elliott Carter and Milton Babbitt, staccato, abruptly changing rhythms.
For solo classical guitar, contemporary pieces, yet still resembling older era’s pieces. Play!
Modern to contemporary works for flute, clarinet and piano by a variety of composers: Jalbert, Carter and Wilder amongst others. Play!
Really interesting pieces, abstract, a bit atonal, nice instrumental mix. Play!
A one voice opera with Native American music, based on Custer meeting Sitting Bull. Also other pieces for voice and electronics.
Ranging from choral to string quartet, harp etc. Nice!
Abstract mix of Asian and Western music with guzheng and sax amongst other instruments. Play!
Guitar-based pieces both lyrical/abstract, with computer and/or voice. Play!
Bloody dark techno from German DJ and producer Chris Liebing that will seep through your speakers like a sieve. The spoken word pieces, although nothing new in this form, are intriguing and artistic. Most appropriate for the frequently cold and gray forecast this time of year. Play: 1, 2, 3, 7 RIYL: Martyn, Kolsch, Mark […]
Hard rock album from Alkaline Trio. Male vocals, heavy guitar, very boy-band esque. Watch the FCC tracks, there are a lot of them! Play if you like heavier rock FCC: 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 Play: 6, 8 RIYL: Fall Out Boy
I really liked this album because it does’t sound like anything I’ve heard before. I would describe as Adele meets the 80s meets the current electric scene. FCC: Clean Play: 2, 8 RIYL: Adele, ODESSA
New single from Leonie Kingdom. Very soft female rock, nice vocals, piano and guitar. Check it out if you like Regina FCC: Clean RIYL: Regina Spektor
Indie Rock summer vibes, male vocals, familiar guitar rifts. Some of the songs are a bit on the slow side. Mantell does a nice job of combining sounds from different genres, blending lofi and scratchy rock. Check it out FCC: Clean Play: 1, 3 RIYL: Cage the Elephant, Alex G, Fidlar
Eighteen releases and counting from Kompakt. This iteration spans the last several months, and features exclusives from the like of……. several people we’ve never heard of. Time to change that! Release Date: 8/24/2018 Play: ALL RIYL: George Fitzgerald, Kolsch, Gui Boratto… Anything on the Kompakt label.
Japanese “object of desire” techno done with crystal clarity. Watch the twilight shimmer. Play: 1,3,7,4 RIYL: Ian Pooley
DJ Tom noted earlier today that when listening to the entirety of Aphex Twin’s catalog, you’ll probably only like 50% of it. It can be confusing and hard at times, but give this one a try. Richard D. James still has it. Label: Warp Play: 1 RIYL: Aphex Twin
Another great effort from Phosphorescent with spacious almost orchestral spans in many songs punctuated by his characteristic voice. Spanning from delicate vibes to a big sound (a la War on Drugs), this album is a front-to-back listener. In the middle are some melodic songs that have a grab-a-drink-and-listen tropical and nearly calypso vibe (Track 3, […]
Arlie’s “Wait” has a very happy alt-rock feel to it that you can sway or dance to. Definitely sounds like a band you’d hear off campus at someone’s backyard party. Hints of pop and indie flow throughout the album with a touch of Beatles/Beach Boys as well. Definitely have a listen to this up and […]
From promoter: “Blending R7B grooves with distorted feedback and eperiemtnal noise, Yves’ music will take you on an unpredictable journey. Yves’ music often includes harsh and fuzzy loops, ambient sounds and erratic vocal recordings.” Label: Warp Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 8, 9 FCC: 7 RIYL: serpentwithfeet, Dedekind Cut
From promoter: “Honoring the collective legacies of Memphis, Muscle Shoals and New Orleans, The West Coast Feed – eight members strong – generates a modern and electrifying swagger rock/soul experience. The tight backbeat of the rhythm section, tandem electric guitars and a soaring violin set the stage for the commanding voice of charismatic front man, […]