Monthly Archives: July 2019

David Haney–Birth of a City

Meandering mix of avant, jazz, trombone blurts, strings and improvisations for quartets.

Rob Keeley–Chamber Music

Fun works for a variety of duos, trios, instruments, all contemporary.

Henryk Gorecki–Symphony No. 3 “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs”

As the title infers, sad, beautiful orchestra works for soprano. Sample!

Joseph Fennimore–Music for Four Hands

Modern waltzes, varying rhythmically, composed over 40 yrs.

Evolutionary Spirits

The Crossing performs these ethereal, slow pieces with piano accompaniment.

Futurism and Early Italian Avant-Garde

From early 20th century solo piano–variable Italian works, Malpiero’s nice!

Rand Steiger–Coalescence Cycle Vol. 1 soloists and electronics

Evocative works for solo or duos–note titles for inferring music. Play!

Elliott Miles McKinley–Three Scenes

Varying works for brass or sax quartets or mixed. “Four Grooves” excellent!

Salvador Brotons–The Complete Works for Flute Vol. 3

Modern and contemporary works for solo, duos and mixed sextet. Play!

Robert Muczynski–Complete Piano Sonatas Op. 9, 22 & 35

Modern/contemporary solo piano, fairly abstract, lost of keyboard range.

Giorgio Netti–necessita d’interrogare il cielo

Very avant works for solo sax, keening, warbling, meandering.

Tango Ladeado

Tangos, original and transcriptions, older to contemporary with accordion and cello. Play!

Clarinet Classics at Riversdale

Nice collection of works from classical era on to modern. Play!

Resonating Colours 5

From composers of the Hong Kong Composers Guild, varied, a mix of instruments, interesting–some bordering avant-garde. Play most!

John Mackey–Asphalt Cocktail

Wind band works, some quiet, gracious, others boisterous and booming.

They Persisted

Works by women composers, late 19th and early 20th century, as leaders in music, composition and other activities. Varied pieces for horn trio or duo.

For the Peace of Cities

Dark, somber works for orchestra, inspired by awful events throughout the world.

Twentieth Century Oboe Sonatas

Classical, Romantic and Modern works, fast or slow. Play!

Francesco di Fiore–Concerto Ostinato

Very interesting works for varied instruments–harpsichord, guitar, piano, etc.

Hannah Lash–Filigree

Jack Quartet performs these very abstract, plucking to flowing works. Trk 8 fairly dissonant.

Jack West – For the Record [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Jack West’s upcoming album For The Record is covered in songwriting gems. Utilizing acoustic rhythm guitars and, pulsing, distorted lead tones, this album is high energy, yet laid back.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 2, 3, 4, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Jack White, Dan Auerbach, Albert Hammond Jr

Sleepwalkers – Ages [Spacebomb]

From promoter: “This album takes many sonic risks, such as vox synths and vibrant bass fills, and melodically intricate melodies throughout culminating in a kaleidoscopic celebration of sound.” Label: Spacebomb Start w/ 1, 2, 7, 8, 13 FCC: Clean RIYL: JR JR, Fruit Bats, Sure Sure, Rubblebucket

Nathan Bajar -Playroom [In Real Life Music]

From promoter: “The first thing one will notice after starting Nathan Bajar’s Playroom is just how irresistibly eclectic it is. Mixing everything from R’n’B, cloud rap and lo-fi guitar noodling, this debut from the Brooklyn based songwriter manages to encompass a menagerie of textures and genres that some artists never even come close to reaching in their entire […]

Florist – Emily Alone [Double Double Whammy]

From promoter: “Separated from her bandmates, Emily’s heartfelt singing and guitar strumming are the only accompaniments for the listener during this viscerally honest and self-reflective indie folk project.” Label: Double Double Whammy Start w/ 2, 3, 6, 10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Frankie Cosmos, Adult Mom, Free Cake for Every Creature

Hunny – Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. [Epitaph]

From promoter: “Hailing from Woodland Hills, CA indie rock band HUNNY shares details on their debut full-length album Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. out July 19 on Epitaph Records. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. opens on “Lula I’m Not Mad”–a bouncy pop track that matches its shimmery synth lines with hopelessly crushed-out lyrics.” Label: Epitaph Start w/ 1, 4, 7, 8 FCC: […]