Monthly Archives: March 2019
Solar’s first EP is a new style for her and is pushing her deeper into the music industry. Her writing is bold and connects to everyone, calling out to the introverts. It’s easy to relate to her and her angelic, sometimes gruffer, voice makes her unique. Check it out! Label: self-released Start with: 1,5, all […]
Ronnie Rogers, the project of Aaron O’Neill, marks O’Neill’s return to solo songwriting after years as a multi-instrumentalist in St. Louis bands (Shady Bug, Isabel Rex, A Leaf in the Street, I Could Sleep in the Clouds, Early Worm, Yonsei). On Denim Jacket Weather, O’Neill creates emotive and grungy indie rock with big guitars and a post-country edge. […]
Artists Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst released their debut album as a band on January 24th, 2019. The soft rock, self-titled album contains both relaxing and melancholy vocals. The lyrics are blunt and emotional— they convey misery with the occasional glimpse of hope. A good listen for when you want to sit and reflect on […]
Unfurl is a lovely album that whispers to your soul and feels like a warm blanket wrapping you in a cold night. Very well produced, pleasant, meditative, an even vulnerable. Label: Infectious Music Start with: 2, 4, 5, 8, 9 RIYL: Bon Iver, Haux, Novo Amor, Harrison Storm, Billie Marten FCC: clean
A great new album from an underground hip hop rapper, RAY-EYE, with good rhymes and beats that is definitely worth a listen! This album is unique in the realm of hip-hop but also reminiscent of the old school 90s rap we all love. “Full Swing” should be on your list of things to listen too, […]
Anthony Naples, New York City-based DJ, producer, and label boss is a fixture of the New York underground. His labels Incienso and Proibito have released essential club and ambient music from the outer edges of the electronic landscape. Releases by DJ Python (Dulce Compania), and Huerco S (For Those of You Who Have, For Those […]
Berlin-based Sofia Kourtesis, by of Lima, Peru makes her glimmering, crackling debut into modern dance music on Stockholm label Studio Barnhus. On her 4 track self-titled EP, Kourtesis scoffs at the self-important minimalism of Berlin’s techno bros to bring rich, fruit-filled dance music smothered in delicious melody held by sharp and patient drum work. The […]
Greek composer Karaindrou here composed music for a play and a film with her remarkable mix of Greek and Middle Eastern traditional instruments along with winds, accordion, strings, harp, piano and voice. Haunting, quiet, ambient and altogether beautiful pieces, are like a balm to the ear! Label: ECM Start with: all! RIYL: Arvo Part, Yann […]
really nice chord progressions and variety in sounds between songs. their songs on the album work together really nicely, but they didn’t sound too similar. good vocals and lyrics as well. Label : self released Start with: 5,8 RIYL: vetiver, karen dalton, josephine foster, jackson c frank FCC: clean
Art songs from late 18th to early 19th century Spain. All very Romantic! Play!
Nadia Shpachenko continues her pianistic explorations with new works about particular places and their traits. Some strident and abstract, others lyrical. Play!
Pieces based on songs with words or not, interesting mix of cello, bassoon and piano, some well-known pieces. Play!
Classical yet electronic clarinet works, echoing, lyrical. Excellent!
Harp works from the Classical era to modern–Hindemith’s especially nice! Play!
Seeking to translate ideas into sound, these are highly abstract, intense works for a great variety of instruments and rhythms. Play!
Pieces telling the story of the Danube river, minimal, varied rhythmically as water can be. Play!
Experimental music, soundscapes with instruments/electronics, ambient and machine-like. Sample.
Beautiful Romantic and modern flute and piano pieces. Play!
From two Dutch/German composers Witte and Hutschenruyter, lovely, Romantic pieces. Play!
Ominous, droning strings, soundscapes, ambient for piano, cello and violin. Play most!
String quartets by 3 composers performed by the Dragon Quartet, from the Romantic and modern eras. Weinberg’s String Quartet No. 5 in B fl maj. particularly lovely. Play!
A mix of abstract pieces, solos, duets, trios, both strident and lyrical. Play most!
Where did this guy come from??? Philadelphia. He was a bedroom producer, with a background in Jazz, and is now combining hip hop, electronic and soul music together on his self released debut album. It’s big band behind vocal talent for very loud play. Release Date: 2/25/2019 RIYL: KAYTRANADA, FKJ, Kasbo Play: 2, 4, 7, […]
The latest original motion picture score from Italians Do It Better mastermind Johnny Jewel. Dark, drooling synth pop from Chromatics and Symmetry (Jewel is a member of both) are featured on the first half, with ambient compositions to close it out. Fantastic. Release Date: 2018 Play: 2-6, 10, 11, 12, 14 RIYL: Chromatics, Kavinsky