Monthly Archives: May 2021
Mind & Machine
For a variety of instruments and electronics, some lyrical others fairly electronic, one with theremin sounds.
For voice, poetry and electro-acoustic accompaniment–nice music.
Gods, Rhythms, Human
Abstract, modern and varied works for percussion. Nice!
Lithuanian composer exploring emotions, flowing long works, somewhat sad.
Small Is Beautiful
Modern solo pieces from 19ll onward, abstract and lyrical. Play! (mostly 2 mins or less)
For flute, oboe & bassoon, modern and lyrical works, some with voice. Play!
Edward Gregson–Instrumental Music
Gracious, lyrical and modern works for orchestra and soloists. Play!
BEN RICE – FUTURE PRETEND [DEGRAW SOUND]
Soft pop rock with driving beats, perfect for summertime backyard relaxation. Play! FCC: Clean TRY: 1, 3, 7 RIYL: M Ward, Grizfolk, Reuben and The Dark, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Bow Thayer – The Zen of Snug (Self-released) [LOCAL]
The latest record from veteran VT musician Bow Thayer is a smooth batch of alt-folk numbers blending a variety of styles. Straight-ahead funky drumbeats lay a foundation for all flavors of twang, with a few oddball electronic flourishes thrown in for good measure. Thayer’s lyrics reflect the confusion, pain and isolation of the last few […]
Lily Seabird – Bug (Self-released) [LOCAL]
BTV singer-songwriter Lily Seabird’s debut single is an inspired slice of twangy alt-rock in uncommon time, with screaming guitar leads and charming vocals delivering lyrics about feeling small and helpless. FCC: Clean RIYL: Big Thief, The Breeders, Courtney Barnett, Dinosaur Jr.
Couchsleepers – Creature Comforts (Self-released) [LOCAL]
Harrison Hsiang, the singer-songwriter behind BTV indie project Couchsleepers, can’t figure out if his latest single “is a love song or something opposite.” This duality is reflected in the song’s haunting, dynamic instrumentation, which largely centers around folky picking and slide guitar, occasionally punctuated by massive stabs of drums and keyboard. FCC: Clean RIYL: Pinegrove, […]
Pioneers–Piano Works by Female Composers
Works from the 18th century on, by women composers with families and societal constraints.
Bela Bartok–String Quartets Nos. 1,3, & 5
The Jerusalem Quartet performs these lovely, modern string quartets with Hungarian elements. Play!
Wesley Fuller–Seven by Seven
Works spanning 50 yrs, originating with tape and acoustic instruments– sci fi sound
Kai Strobel performs this excellent collection of percussion works (vibraphone, marimba etc.) mostly contemporary. Play!