Monthly Archives: December 2019

The Diaries of Adam and Eve

For double bass and violin, all contemporary works varying in style and rhythm. Play!

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

The Prism Quartet is back with this release of saxophone quartets by well-known contemporary composers: Steven Mackey, Julia Wolfe amongst others. Sonorous to wild! Play!

Nikita Koshkin–25 Preludes & Fugues for Solo Guitar Vol. 1

Mostly slow, quiet and lyrical works for guitar, some staccato, all contemporary. Play!

Peter Van Zandt Lane–New Cartography

String works exploring technological and mechanical effects on life, varying rhythmically, for quartet or ensemble.

Hior Chronik–Blind Heaven

Ambient, electronic works with some voice, piano, vibraphone, mostly slow and droning. Play!

Ryuichi Sakamoto–For Mr. Lawrence

5 CDs of lyrical, minimalist piano music from movies etc. Play!

Reza Vali–Longing

Iranian composer whose pieces mix string quartet with Middle Eastern elements and santoor. Play!

Just Strings!

Contemporary, abstract works for harp & guitar by mostly German composers. Play!


For an interesting mix of instruments, all abstract works for sax, strings, guitar. Play!

Christopher Tyler Nickel–Music for Woodwind Choirs

A suite for oboes and horns, with Baroque elements, and a symphony for flute choir–lovely!

Don Walker–Fun with Music

Mixing jazz & classical elements—jaunty, gaily moving works for winds, piano, voice and/or strings.

Barcarolle & Fantasies

A mix of Romantic and modern solo guitar pieces (10-string). Nice!

Claude Debussy–Etudes, Children’s Corner

Impressionist composer’s abstract yet lyrical images for piano. Play!


Baroque to modern works for flute, alto flute solo or with piano by an interesting variety of composers.

Alexandria Malliot – Benevolence [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Focuses on the emotional roller-coaster of heartbreak with moments built-in for introspection and stillness. The sound is a mix of southern rock and R&B filtered through a 90’s state of mind.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 2, 6, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Maggie Rogers, Brittany Howard, Basia Bulat

Bree – New Skin [werewolf Tunes]

From promoter: “BREE is a Nashville based alt/rock songwriter. Influenced by the 70s British sound, mixed with 90s angst she creates a sound very unique to her life.” Label: Werewolf Tunes Start w/ 1, 2, 3 FCC: Clean RIYL: Joan Jett, Stevie Nicks, The Cranberries

The Small Calamities – designer heartache [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Jangly modern rock that rings with the contagious indie of Nada Surf and Jimmy Eat World.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 4, 8 FCC: 2, 3, 6, 12, 13 RIYL: Jimmy Eat World, The National, Nada Surf

Devonte Hynes – Queen & Slim Original Motion Picture Score [Domino]

From promoter: “Songwriter and composer Devonte Hynes’s motion picture score for Queen and Slim is a mixture of heartfelt and nerve wracking pieces that communicate the themes of togetherness and paranoia portrayed in the film. Hynes has an extensive back catalogue performing under the name Blood Orange as well as a number of collaborations with […]

dj poolboi – Forever Yours EP [Self-Released]

From promoter: “dj poolboi is the moniker of Austin Texas’ resident Adam Ansley. In 2017 Ansley started quietly releasing lo-fi house music as an artistic outlet on Youtube. Channelling his own and family struggles with alcoholism and depression he created his own unique outlet of emotional melodic dance music mixing elation and nostalgia with melancholy.” […]

Will Samson – Paralanguage [Wichita Recordings]

From promoter: “Paralanguage was inspired by Will Samson’s first – and only – experiments with psilocybin. For some time, following the death of his father in 2012, the British musician had suffered from mild PTSD, unable to process the grief provoked by the sudden nature of his passing.” Label: Wichita Recordings Start w/ 1, 3, 4, 7 FCC: Clean […]

Acidhead – Distractions [Veriditas]

From promoter: “A deconstruction of pop music delivered with auto-tuned vocals and distorted electronic beats. The album is equally influenced by 808s & Heartbreak, Travis Scott, and Stravinsky, blurring and blending lo-fi punk and trap with the tenderness of Aaron Copland.” Label: Veriditas Start w/ 1, 2, 6 FCC: Clean RIYL: FKA Twigs, The 1975,

Blue Vervain – Demos & Alternate Takes [Mint 400]

From promoter: “Blue Vervain is an indie/mood rock band from Bergen County, New Jersey. In September of 2019 they released their first album Wounds. On November 29th, 2019 they will release a supplement to that album with their release of Demos & Alternate Takes.” Label: Mint 400 Start w/ 1, 2, 10, 11 FCC: Clean RIYL: Phoebe Bridgers, Snail […]

Maggie Rogers – “Love You For A Long Time” [Single] [Capitol]

From promoter: “Grammy Award-nominated American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer Maggie Rogers’ new single “Love You For A Long Time” is a sweet and catchy tune with a tinge of southern influence.” Label: Capitol Start w/ 1 FCC: Clean RIYL: Haim, Julian Baker, Sylvan Esso

Marcus King – The Well (Single)

Label: Fantasy Records  FCC: none  23-year-old Marcus King is currently finishing up a tour with Chris Stapleton and working on a solo album titled El Dorado, which will be released January 17th. The Well is a single off of the album and is a great first taste of what is to come. The Well is a mix of blues and rock […]

The Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions

Label: Fantasy Records  FCC: none  Play: all The Marcus King Band’s album Carolina Confessions is a beautiful blues rock blend. Marcus King’s vocals are raw and soulful which complement the deep and passionate lyrics. The entire album is fantastic, and each song is different in so many ways. Homesick has a sick guitar solo at the end […]