Monthly Archives: August 2021

Sonny And The Sunsets – New Day With New Possibilities – [Rocks In Your Head]

Cute and folksy but has some edge to it. Gives me Weezer vibes (in a good way) w/ a pretty typical vocal sound. Enjoyable.

Emilie Khan – Gemini [Secret City]

Kind of in the outsider vein, vocally speaking. Funky, warbley instrumental as well. Fans of Bjork and Joanna Newsom will enjoy.

Rostam – Changephobia [Mastor]

Indie darling of the great Vampire Weekend. What’s not to dig. Really nice production on this one – vaguely lofi.

Theory of Why – Pomegranate [Self Release]

From promoter: “Some bands break up when members move across the country. Other times people embrace the distance. Theory Of Why is a cross country project that brings together two musicians who now live two thousand miles apart. The breathy guitar playing and the driving bass of Anton Kropp’s instrumentation and the ethereal, yet hopeful, […]

The Zolas – Come Back to Life [Light Organ]

Cool, crunchy music that’s got that HAZE. Check it out.

Stanley Grill–Remember

Works for viola & piano, originals & transcriptions–lovely!

Mackey, Whitacre, Ticheli

Modern works transcribed for clarinet & percussion–all different.

Eugene Ysaye–Sonatas for Solo Violin

Romantic, modern, keening solo violin.

Schubert, Weinberg, Levitin & Hindemith

Nice collection of works for double bass, varied, classical to modern. Play!

Kevin Kastning & Soheil Peyghambari–the First Realm

Improvisations/compositions for multi-stringed specialty guitar and bass clarinet.

Eydis Evensen–BYLUR

Minimalist, lyrical, repetitive piano works with violin.

20 for 2020 Vol. 1

Lovely collection of works for solo cello or w/ accompaniment. Play!

Christian Ridil–Chamber Music

Modern/contemporary, abstract works for a wide variety of instruments. Play!

Ghost Light

Contemporary reed quintet works. Very nice! Play!

The Moon & the Forest

Milos Karadaglic performs these contemporary guitar concertos with several orchestras, mostly lyrical.

Doug Bielmeier–Ambient Works

As the title describes, ambient, droning computer pieces with lyricism.

British Works for Horn

Varied, contemporary works for horns and piano by Peter Seabourne & Robin Holloway. Lyrical or not.

First Light

Works for violin & orchestra by Muhly and Glass–minimalist violin.


Works from early 1900’s forward from composers worldwide, varied, nice!

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco–Guitar Quintet

Lovely collection of modern guitar works, w/ accompaniment, play all!

Crossing the Americas

Lovely collection of modern mandolin and guitar works. Play!

Regards de Femmes

Solo piano pieces by women composers, from classical era forward. Play!

Robert Kyr–In Praise of Music

Choral works, slow, churchly.

Clarinet Works by David Maslanka–The Red Door

Abstract works for clarinet + accompaniment, play most!

Lillian and the Muses – Lillian and the Muses [Self-released] (LOCAL)

Burlington’s Lillian Seibert blends bedroom-pop and neo-soul on her debut EP, co-produced by VT hip-hop veteran Jarv. Seibert softly intones her lyrics about romance and heartbreak over gentle guitar and Jarv’s funky drum loops. (Also consider airing her ethereal, jazzy, timeless-sounding single “Spring” from earlier this year!) Track Picks: 1, 3, “Spring” FCC: 2, 4 […]