Monthly Archives: October 2018
Valley Maker – Rhododendron
From promoter: “Lush, textured folk vocals, spacious sound and melancholy backing vocals. His language might be metaphorical and rhetorical, but his tender voice and indie-rock songwriting are both immensely grounding.” Label: Polyvinyl Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine, Cat Power
The Dodos – Certainty Waves [Polyvinyl]
The Dodos are a long running American indie rock two-piece band. They have been praised for their innovative arrangements and daring sound. Label: Polyvinyl Start w/ 1, 2, 9 FCC: 3 RIYL: Dirty Projectors, Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes
Soham De – The Next Nowhere [The Lights Label]
This Ep is raw and full of passion. Soham De is a UK based singer-songwriter who combines folk with alternative rock. Label: The Lights Label Start w/ 1, 2, 4 FCC: Clean RIYL: James Vincent McMorrow, Bon Iver, Ben Howard
Arlie – Wait [Atlantic]
“From promoter: “Indie rock band Arlie channels a retro, nostalgic sound on their highly-anticipated debut EP Wait. The band gained traction in their hometown of Nashville by playing at local shows and house parties.” Label: Atlantic Start w/ 1, 2, 5, 6 FCC: Clean RIYL: Yoke Lore, Future Generations, Coast Modern
Night Echo Star Seed- Kevin Mockingbird
Sometimes the meditation goes well with Native American Flute playing and this is just what Kevin had in mind with this CD. Track 7 (Abinii-Fireshine) has wild bird with solo flute on all other tracks it is solo flute. Play All and relax!
Started in 1982, Northern Cree (the band) are from Saddle Lake Cree First Nation in Alberta, Canada and came up with the name Nitisanak which means Brothers and Sisters. There are about 15-16 drummers and singers on this drum recorded live at the Pow Wow. A favorite and original Northern Style. Play all!
Madeline Kenney// Perfect Shapes [Carpark Records]
Very ethereal girl pop album from Madeline Kenney. Female vocals over soft electronic beats, very reminiscent of Mothers. Kenny has a beautiful voice and is a good lyricist- check it out if you’re looking for something fresh on the electronic side. FCC: None Play: 2, 8 RIYL: SALES, Florist, Mothers
Slothrust// The Pact [Dangerbird Records]
5th studio album from Slothrust has really innovative sound for the indie rock scene. Has all the features of a good rock album- intense vocals, hard guitar and percussion, but Slothrust really put themselves out there and expanded the palette on their sound. Listen if you want something fresh! FCC: None Play: 1, 4 RIYL: […]
Adrianne Lenker// abysskiss [Saddle Creek]
Classic Adrianna Lenker sound on this album. Lenker is the lead singer of Big Thief, but has produced some really great tunes under her solo project. Soft and dreamy female vocals, very easy listening. Play if you’re looking for something softer. FCC: None Play: 2, 7 RIYL: Big Thief, Mothers
Peach Pit// Being So Normal [Colombia Records]
Peach Pit is new to the scene, and their music is fresh on the ears for indie pop. This band has the grooviest guitar ever and well-thought out lyrics. Indie pop bordering a little on the alternative side, makes you want to dance. Would recommend that everyone gives this one a listen FCC: 9 Play: […]
Lala Lala// The Lamb [Hardly Art]
Really spectacular girl rock album from Lala Lala. Little bit of something for everyone, some songs go quite hard and others softer. Amazing female vocals, good percussion. Def check it out if you’re into indie rock and looking for something fresh. FCC: 3 Play: 1, 5, 6 RIYL: Cherry Glazerr, Hinds
Congratulations to Randy Wood Best Male Artist 2018 with Native American Music Awards! Produced by Canyon Records,Cree musician continues to create music for Round Dances, Pow Wow and Gatherings where everyone can enjoy! Unique voice contributes to this CD with hand drum accompaniment. Play all!!
Guatemaya- Doctor Nativo
Music Original music that you can dance with! Celebrating Mayan Identity Doctor Nativo is speaking to Indigenous Resistance and Mayan Culture and popular track 8 (La Voz Popular) is known by many. Track one celebrates culture, Guatemaya. Spanish and Salsa Beat! Dance to track 10 and play all for upbeat and positive healing!
George Crumb– Metamorphoses (Book I)
Solo piano pieces inspired by famous paintings and “five pieces for piano”. Play most!
Marta Brankovich–Black Swan of Piano
With some pieces by the pianist, a nice mix of modern, bravura and quiet pieces. Play most!
As title suggests, solo and four had works for piano by Ukrainian composers–Romantic to modern. Play most!
Flare–Society of Composers, Vol. 32
A society for contemporary composers, for various instruments, interesting inspirations.
Hans Gal–Chamber Music vol. 3
Works from 3 eras of the composers life for string trio + piano–Romanticism to modern. Play most!
I Close My Eyes in Order to See
Modern works for flute and piano by American, Canadian and French composers. Play!
Violin with electronics, echoes, generally abstract with some atonality. Play most!
Kevin Kastning–Ethereal II
Improvisations with electric guitar, percussion and 36 string guitar–ambient. Play!
Florent Boffard performs these varied solo piano pieces by Hungarian composer Bartok.
Beautiful pieces performed by flute and guitar, by Latin American composers with traditional forms and rhythms. Play!
David Kechley–The Walbrzych Project
Orchestral works combining lyricism, stridency and force. CD 2 is especially interesting.