Monthly Archives: May 2022

Dancing in Dreams

Impressionistic works + tango, for flute and harp transcriptions. Known works. Play!

Brass Tacks

Classical/Romantic yet contemporary works for brass. Play!

In the Brink

Abstract, new pieces for string quartet, mostly women composers.

Christopher Trapani–Horizontal Drift

Microtonal works for a variety of instruments. Play!

Jason Treuting–Nine Numbers

Voice/hand claps/percussion, definitely different.


Modern & Impressionistic works with harp + flute. Play!

Varied piano pieces from the turn of the 20th century. Play!

Eduardo Martin–Ilusion y Verdad

Lyrical Latin works for flute and guitar. Play!

Light in a Time of Darkness

Varied collection of orchestral works, classical to modern.

“sekret” (single) – ronela hajati

So you didn’t win Eurovision this year. So you got eliminated in the semi-finals, despite being heavily favored to win the whole shebang. So the jury allegedly penalized you for your dance moves, despite the fact that you whipped a solid four-plus feet of hair extensions, helicopter-like, for nearly two full minutes. Good news, Ms. […]

Famyne- II: The Ground Below

Famyne– II: The Ground BelowRelease date: 2022May13Label: SvartRating: 4/5 Famyne hail from Canterbury, Kent, England. This is the first time I’ve heard of them. Solid Earth crushes it with head-banging riffage, ala Black Sabbath. Opening of Gone is very familiar and the atmosphere is soft and melodic. Other tracks that stood out were Once More […]

Ghost- Impera

Ghost– ImperaRelease date: 2022March11Label: Concord/Loma VistaRating: 4/5 Ghost return with their long-awaited (at least by me) follow up to Prequelle. The track Imperium opens things on a soft note. Kaisarion moves with a punk-like feel in spots. Lyrics of Call Me Little Sunshine beckon one to embrace the morning star. Hunter’s Moon conveys the thoughts […]

Thūn- II

Thūn– IIRelease date: 2022Jul01Label: Eat Lead and DieRating: 4/5 Thūn is a collective featuring Jon Higgs and Hugo Wilkinson (MONSTERWORKS), James Knoerl (GARGOYL) and guest guitarist Karl Sanders (NILE). Their sound has been described as epic death metal. Where All Truths Lie delivers with a raw, sustained attack. Look to the Sea has an obvious […]

STÖNER- totally…

STÖNER– totally…Release date: 2022May06Label: Heavy Psych SoundsRating: 5/5 I fucking love STÖNER. This is their follow up to “Stoners Rule“(June 2021). If you’re familiar with Brant Bjork (Kyuss; Fu Manchu) and/or Nick Oliveri (Kyuss; Queens of the Stone Age), you can’t miss this one. Party March thunders out the gate to get ya in the […]

Emma Ruth Rundle – Engine of Hell

Release Date: November 5, 2021 Label: Sargent House From the label: Engine of Hell is stark, intimate, and unflinching. For anyone that’s endured trauma and grief, there’s a beautiful solace in hearing Rundle articulate and humanize that particular type of pain not only with her words, but with her particular mysterious language of melody and […]

Kurt Vile / (watch my moves) / Verve Forecast

Contemporary rock icon Kurt Vile bursts back onto the music scene with his 2022 album, “(watch my moves)” featuring his iconic guitar based folk-rock. In this introspective hour long project, Kurt brings back his powerful melodies he has become known for. The album takes a slower approach to things when compared to his past albums […]

Trombone Shorty – Lifted [Blue Note]

Modern New Orleans legend Trombone Shorty’s new album blends elements of funk, rock, blues, gospel and more into a horn-drenched, passion-packed gumbo. Featured collaborators include the New Breed Brass Band, Lauren Daigle, and Gary Clark Jr. Track Picks: 1, 3, 4, 7 FCC: 8 RIYL: Jon Batiste, Cory Henry, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, […]

Music for Ukraine

16 minutes of music by Ukrainian composers, gracious piano pieces. Fundraising for Ukraine relief.

A Peruvian Sojourn

Andean inspired works for flute + piano. Play!

George Enescu–Piano Quartet No. 1

Two works varied in tempo, lyrical or powerful.

Devonte Hynes–Third Coast Percussion

2020 release of multi-genre composer Blood Orange, interesting percussion, marimba works.

William Dietz–A Second Look

Nice collection of bassoon-based works. Play!

Nightscapes for Harp

Gracious works for harp over time. Play!

Elizabeth Raum–Chasing Light and Sound

Modern works for tuba and piano. Interesting!


Contemporary, varied works for wind, percussion and/or strings.