Monthly Archives: January 2021
Contemporary works for strings, quartet or ensemble with piano–varying in style with a lot of interest. Play!
Romantic, solo piano works, mostly very short and lovely. Play!
Works for flute & classical guitar, a wonderful mix of classical and pop/rock covers mixing jazz and world influences. Enjoy!
Pieces by women composers, mostly contemporar, almost avant, with one Romantic piece–all for saxophone with accompaniment of electronics, piano or another sax. Play!
Wonderful, flowing, contemporary guitar quartets, many inspired by sea life and water. Play!
Guitar-based works with clarinet, chamber ensemble, flute and/or duo. Lovely, contemporary pieces, rhythmically interesting. Play!
Solo piano pieces from the greats of Czech classical: Janacek, Smetana, Dvorak, Suk, Martinu and Schulhoff. Play!
According to Burlington singer-songwriter Brayden Baird, aka Nodrums, this EP is supposed to sound “like a bar band [playing] songs most bar bands would never play.” True to that description, the songs here are a collection of lo-fi, echoey indie and alt-country, with low vocals and lyrics ranging from the emotionally forthright to the absurd […]
Burlington-based indie outfit Couchsleepers’ latest single launches off with a screaming slide-guitar riff and powerful drums (courtesy of Pinegrove’s Zack Levine) before settling into their typical keyboard-and-guitar-led sound and lovelorn lyrics. This track might be their very best thus far. FCC: Clean RIYL: Pinegrove, Car Seat Headrest, Jesse Taylor Band
The new single from Clever Girls’ upcoming album is a straightforward love song lyrically, but sonically it’s a step in a new direction for the band, with its echoey washes of guitar and synth coupled with sampled layers of vocal harmonies, building to a massive and gorgeous climax. FCC: Clean RIYL: Soccer Mommy, Hop Along, […]
Lincoln, VT banjoist and singer-songwriter Nate Gusakovs’ latest EP is an excellent collection of folk and blues. His deep voice (perfectly contrasted by Moira Smiley’s harmonies) is just the right vehicle for his lyrics, which sometimes stretch the boundaries of a typical meter in a way that only increases their emotional resonance. Track Picks: 1, […]
Works for flute & piano, gracious, varying stylistically. Play!
Chamber music for solo or duets, piano, flute, clarinet, strings–abstract, contemporary, ranging from staccato to flowing.
Modern works for piccolo and accompaniment, fun, rhythmically varying.
Works by Schoenfeld, Stuckey, Harbison and a short canon by Bernstein. Contemporary, and Harbison’s particularly lovely. Play!
William Chapman Nyaho performs short solo piano pieces, jazzy, folk, and rhythmically varying, some well-known.
Works specifically for clarinet & piano, one transcription, from Classical era to contemporary.
Romantic guitar pieces with Mexican folk elements. Play!
Contemporary, vigorous works, varied, by Atwell, Auerbach and Sargon. Play most!
Beautifully varied with horns, marimba and other instruments, nice rhythmic variation. Play!
Spontaneous improvisations by musicians who had not previously performed together before. Abstract, for sax, flute, piano and percussion. Play!
Contemporary pieces, yet with “Classical” era elements, lovely for strings and piano.
Chika & Scott Duo (sax & guitar) perform Classical and Romantic transcriptions–Schuber’t Serenade is lovely!
This CD seeks to demonstrate the variety of contemporary music being composed today by the Society of Composers. A variety of instruments, trios, duos and ensembles, acoustic and/or electro-acoustic. Play most!
Title explains the CD: mostly gracious and lively works. Play!