Monthly Archives: October 2021

Jamael Dean – Primordial Waters [Stones Throw]

A beautiful piece of music inspired by the likes of all “jazz”‘s celestial fore folks. RIYL: Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders FCC: Clean

Abby Sage – Fear of Yours & Mine [Nettwerk]

LA-via-Toronto singer/songwriter Abby Sage shares her EP Fears of Yours & Mine. The 6-track collection is a weighty emotional journey inspired by the trajectory of a relationship from start to finish. Here, Abby plainly expresses her feelings and anxious state of mind, an inward exploration that ultimately leads to self-love and discovery. Created with the help of producer Jeff […]

Naytronix – Other Possibilities [OAR]

In July 2020, Nate Brenner — one half of Tune-Yards and known for scoring films like Sorry to Bother You — had a serious running accident, and returned home with a broken collar bone. Other Possibilities, his fourth album under the name Naytronix, was born during the recovery process from the injury. The songs have a funky, psych […]

The Convenience – Accelerator[Winspear]

Duncan Troast and Nick Corson of Video Age are The Convenience, and the music these two conjure is from an alternate reality. Pulling from a pastiche of 80’s sounds and their own rolodex of future pop flourishes, their new album Accelerator sounds like a late-night disco party on a distant outpost, a sea of dancing bodies illuminated […]

Northbound 51

Northbound 51 from Moose Factory, Ontario, Releases Debut Album  Band’s music, a mix of country and folk with rock influences,  tells the story of Cree identity past and present  (MOOSE FACTORY, Ontario, Oct. 28, 2021) — Northbound 51, a band hailing from Moose Factory, Ontario, has released “Northbound 51,” their self-titled debut album. “Northbound 51” refers […]

FOZ. – Stepping Stones (Self-released) [LOCAL]

The latest EP from BTV MC FOZ. puts the rapper’s focused flow over woozy, jazzy beats produced by Cam Barnes for a hypnotic combo.  Track Picks: 1, 4 FCC: 3 RIYL: Madlib, Mac Miller, NxWorries

Illuminati Hotties – Let Me Do One More[Hopeless]

The musical project founded by producer/writer, Sarah Tudzin, was originally an outlet to showcase and experiment as a producer. It quickly grew into a full-time band, and after the success of her debut album, Kiss Yr Frenemies, and coining the term “tenderpunk,” illuminati hotties were on their way to recording and releasing a highly-anticipated sophomore album. […]

Ashley Shadow – Only the End [Felte]

Ashley Shadow (aka Ashley Webber) forged her own identity as a songwriter with 2016’s eponymous self-titled debut. Her sophomore effort, Only the End, maintains the moody introspection that is ingrained in Pacific Northwest life, but now comes armed with a palpable hope complementing her signature melancholy. Her confident vibrato above lightly, distorted guitars mirrors the album’s […]

Helvetia – Helvetia Presents Sudden Hex [Joyful Noise]

The solo project of Jason Albertini from Duster (& a past member of Built To Spill). Helvetia Presents Sudden Hex is the eighth installment of the inaugural Joyful Noise Recordings 2021 Gray Area Cassette Series that features 10 artists from JNR’s extended family.RIYL: Spirit Of The Beehive, Horse Jumper Of Love, Guided By VoicesStart w/ #3, #10, #11, #13, #14 […]

Kaley Rutledge – Tender Heart [Tone Tree]

After years under the artist name De Joie, Kaley Rutledge is stepping out into the music world as entirely herself. In this debut record she takes you on a journey that strikes a balance between softness and grit, speaking sincerely about topics ranging from rediscovering lifeʼs simple pleasures to the pain of losing someone you love. […]

Black River Delta – Shakin'[SofaBurn]

More on the fuzzed out side like the White Stripes and Black Keys. Pretty solid stuff! “The band’s gritty blues-rock sound draws from classic blues legends… and modern artists such as The Black Keys, Gary Clark Jr. and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.” American Blues Scene FCC: Clean

Pretty Embers – Under [Self Released]

A chiller indie vibe. RIYD: TV On The Radio, Death Cab For Cutie, Snow Patrol FCC: Clean

Parker Longbough – Off Front Street [Wilderhood Records]

Really fun new record that gives me some hefty, fun alt vibes. RIYD: Alexalone, Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, Heligoats, Beat Happening, (Sandy) Alex G#6 FCC Dirty

Martin Scherzinger–Scherzinger Etudes

Recordings of works composed in the style of other composers: Chopin, Liszt, Paganini and others.

mihailo trandafilovski–Step(pe)s

Examples of the sounds a violin can make–scratches, slides, etc.

Beethoven Bookends

Some of the works Beethoven liked the most, solo piano.

Dan Dean–Fanfare for the Common Man

Vocal renditions of recognizable classical works by Holst, Bach, Mendelssohn and others.


The Merz Trio performs works of composers from 1914, interspersed with texts from the same time period. Some very nice pieces here!

Michael Harrison–Seven Sacred Names

Ambient, meandering, mystical piano works, some voice, with lovely Indian elements. Play!

George David Kieffer–The Ambassador’s Wife

Almost too pretty works for piano & orchestra. Short pieces.

James Tinsley– Portrait of an Artist

A collection of varied pieces for trumpet, classical, traditionals and rag. Nice!

J. S. Bach-Three Cello Suites

Bach’s well-known cello suites, transcribed here for bass clarinet. Fine!

Delius/Florida Suite

Very gracious, British works by Frederick Delius, early 20th century, folk elements and variations.

Nostalgic Russia

Luscious, romantic solo piano. Play!

My Morning Jacket, My Morning Jacket, ATO

From Promoter: My Morning Jacket are back with their self titled ninth studio album. Back in the studio with ATO Records, the band is playing to their strengths on this record: expertly crafting solid indie rock songs that aren’t afraid to experiment. This record balances catchy bite sized tracks along with longer, meandering psychedelic explorations. […]