Monthly Archives: July 2019

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: […]

Amber Mark – “What If” b/w “Mixer” [PMR]

From promoter: “Even though she’s only 23 years old, New York artist Amber Mark proves that she can recreate quiet storm’s magic on “What If.” When the term “quiet storm” was coined in the mid-’70s, it signified a particular brand of sensuous R&B infused with smooth jazz.” Label: PMR Start w/ 1, 2 FCC: Clean RIYL: Kali Uchis, Jorja Smith, Christine […]

Charlie Cunningham – Permanent Way [BMG]

From promoter: “English singer-songwriter Charlie Cunningham is the type of artist that plays upon tropes and expectations tied to the folk genre, using his percussive guitar playing, ambitious songwriting and signature vocals to simultaneously buck tradition and create a style all his own.” Label: BMG Start w/ 1, 2, 6, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Fenne Lily, Novo Armor, […]

Dorian Electra – Flamboyant [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Electra sings on “Man To Man” in exaggerated auto-tune over an 80s funk beat, exploring the nuances of gender and sexuality identity and performance thematic throughout the album.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 2, 3, 5, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Charli XCX, Kim Petras, Sir Babygirl

Ada Lea – What We Say In Private [Saddle Creek]

From promoter: “Bold and daring, but also gentle and vulnerable, the album finds new ways of presenting its vision from one inspired idea to the next, a big leap into the wider world with passion and exuberance.” Label: Saddle Creek Start w/ 1, 3, 6, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Stef Chura, Hand Habits, Sharon Van […]

Generationals – Reader As Detective [Polyvinyl]

Generationals combine EDM, new wave, and indie rock to create Reader As Detective. With pulsing synths and echoing vocals, Generationals strike a perfect balance of modern and retro sounds. Label: Polyvinyl Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 9 FCC: 6 RIYL: Toro y Moi, STRFKR, Sacred Paws

Mokita – 4201 [Armada Music]

From promoter: “If there’s one thing the past few years have told us, it’s that Mokita is your one-stop shop for the kind of acoustic magic that sends sparks flying. The gifted, Nashville-based multitalent has a knack for creating brilliant crossover gems and conveniently offers a handful of those through his new, six-track EP: ‘2401‘.” Label: Armada […]

Kate Tempest – The Book of Traps and Lessons [Republic]

From promoter: “You haven’t ever seen, heard, or experienced anyone quite like her. Tempest uncovers the missing link between the Golden Ages of literature and hip-hop. The London-born BRIT Award-nominated spoken word artist, rapper, poet, novelist, and playwright rhymes with a century-turning fury.” Label: Republic Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 11 FCC: 6 RIYL: […]

Blood Orange – Angel’s Pulse [Domino]

From promoter: “Dev Hynes has described his latest Blood Orange project, Angel’s Pulse, as “somewhat of an epilogue” to his 2018 album Negro Swan. This “epilogue” is performed, produced, and mixed entirely by Dev Hynes and has been described by him as a mixtape. Angel’s Pulse includes his signature luscious encasing of modern chilled R&B and old-school inspired hip-hop.” Label: Domino Start w/ […]

Plastic Picnic – Vistalite [Self-Released]

Brooklyn based Plastic Picnic’s deliver a summery synth pop album. Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 6 FCC: 5 RIYL: Beach Fossils, Local Natives, Ra Ra Riot