Monthly Archives: March 2022
Basically just a collection of odd samples of people talking on top of both upbeat and funky tracks and also some more soulful jazzy tracks. All the sampling felt a little random and confusing for times, but the instrumentals made it worth it. As you get deeper into the record it moves away from the […]
New album from 80s band Shiva Burlesque is not quite post-punk, not quite folk-rock, with a distinct grungey but folky sound. Each song has a very dark kind of spooky sounding melody, so if you’re into that then this is the album for you. GMR: no FCC: Clean RIYL: Talking heads, Patti Smith, Psychedelic furs, […]
Mark Mills’ new release “Want No Trouble” revives the sounds of the early 1980’s. Hearing the electric tones construct perfect dance anthems, I was reminded of The Carrie Diaries, Andy Warhol, and Interview Magazine. It seems that “Want No Trouble” was heavily influenced by New York City’s past lives, and the aura of the 80s […]
Released: October 8th, 2021 This is the kind of music which makes me cry. The fiddle, his voice, though I usually listen to uptempo dance music I also really enjoy albums like this. It feels so genuine, so rooted to the ground. The tracks “Early on in Life” and “To see your Face Again” are […]
When Love Runs Dry is this French heavy shoegaze band’s first EP since 2012. It features five tracks (first three heavy, last two somber) in a very satisfying release from Dead Horse One. An excellent “wall of sound” production style is utilized to great effect, pushing the gritty instruments beyond heaviness into more lush orchestral […]
A new, dreamy single from Alison Clancy, including a live version of Mutant Gifts. Clancy uses eerie, haunting guitar to create a very dark, atmospheric sound on the instrumental Dreamland Tokyo. RIYL: Macie Stewart, Ringo Deathstarr, Weatherday FCC: Clean
Released: Dec 17, 2021 A beautiful collaboration. Check out “La Vie en Rose” to start. FCC: Clean GMR: No
Fairly abstract works for a variety of instruments and ensembles.
106 Minimalist piano works, for two pianos.
Really interesting modern works for varied instruments, solo and duos. Play!
Improvisations for trio, flute + electronics by Jane Rigler, Curtis Bahn, Thomas Ciufo.
Modern works for flute and piano, by Bartok, Enescu, Elinescu, Rotaru and Jiano.
Contemporary solo piano, gracious, elegant.
Classical and jazz solo piano works with one piece by the performer Willis Delony. Nice!
Varied string works from 1900’s and 2000’s.
Originally composed for piano, here transcribed for harp–Romantic, lovely!
UVM-based combo Tall Travis (a band, not a person) have a pretty unique sound, dressing their catchy melodies in a rich tapestry of bluegrass strings and horns. Their clever, insightful and charming lyrics are impossible to ignore. Track Picks: 4, 6, 9, 10, 12 FCC: 3, 7, 11 RIYL: The Magnetic Fields, Kimya Dawson, The […]
Pons continue their mission to manufacture brilliantly organized chaos and noise on their latest single, which features lots of fuzz, heavy rhythms, ripping guitar riffs and leads, and a sax solo from BTV’s own Thaya Zalewski. FCC: Clean RIYL: Black Midi, The Stooges, Oblivians, The Garden
VT/Montreal based musician and artist The Stoof teams up with an all-star cast of local musicians for her new Elastic Band project. Their debut single is a modern psychedelic-pop reimagining of a song first recorded by the band Moby Grape in the 60s, later updated and rearranged by Cat Power. FCC: Clean RIYL: Cat Power, […]
The latest single from BTV rapper FOZ. features chorus vocals from fellow local Pilate’s Dream, a woozy sample flipped by producer faux sala, and seriously clever lyrics about the process of becoming an artist. FCC: Clean RIYL: Atmosphere, KAYTRANADA, Eyedea, Madlib
The titular single from Tibetan artist Lhamo’s newest album. Delicate soprano vocals, evoking an eerie yet comforting feel. The instrumentals feature lots of strings and bells, blending together beautifully. You feel like you’re in the Himalayas just listening to it! GMR: no FCC: clean, the lyrics are not English and I was unable to find […]
This catchy synth-pop single by London Exchange is less dancy than their usual sound and has more of a chill vibe with it’s simple modern rock beat. FCC: Clean RIYL: Tame Impala, Duran Duran, New Order
The latest EP from Burlington’s Amelia Wilcox (also known as half of the duo Lavenderlux) is a truly warm and enveloping piece of indie pop that will make you feel comforted. Track Picks: 2, 3, 4 FCC: Clean RIYL: Mitski, Cate Le Bon, Bleachers, Francesca Blanchard, Lavenderlux
The sweet & sultry voice of Chynna Lewis brings us this R&B / Pop EP, “What Are Friends For”. A blend of beautiful hearty vocals and uplifting and empowering lyrics make it an overall solid EP. FCC: Track 1 Track Picks: 2, 4 RIYL: Charlotte Day Wilson, Madison McFerrin