Monthly Archives: July 2022

Tom Pearo – Nitelite (Self-released) [LOCAL]

The latest single from local ambient guitar wizard Tom Pearo pairs his chiming fretwork with ethereal violin accompaniment by Shay Gestalt, for a sound that will elevate you to another dimension.  FCC: Clean  RIYL: Michael Hedges, Explosions In the Sky, Cocteau Twins, Father Figuer

The Mountain Says No – Unemployer (Self-released) [LOCAL]

Hailing from Enosburg, VT, The Mountain Says No have a truly unique sound. Different tracks on their latest album pull from prog, psychedelia, and jam-band music in equal measures, with vocal stylings ranging from distant and ethereal to in-your-face shouts. Currently only available on Bandcamp – stream at themountainsaysno.bandcamp.com or email local@wruv.org for a digital […]

Tim Brick – Homegrown Remedy (Self-released) [LOCAL]

VT singer-songwriter Tim Brick turns in a hearty collection of country tunes on his latest record. Earthy lyrics, twangy licks, wailing steel, and gutsy vocals come together on these songs.  Track Picks: 2, 5, 7, 8, 12  FCC: Clean  RIYL: The Avett Brothers, Chris Stapleton, Mallett Brothers, Saints and Liars

Benjamin Shorstein–Fantasy for Violin and Piano

Varied works for piano and violin or solo violin. Play!

Georges Raillard–Fading Sounds

Lovely, abstract solo guitar pieces. Play!

David Colson

Abstract contemporary works for varied instruments with percussion. Play!

moments musicaux

Solo piano Romantic and modern, by European and American composers.

Musikalische Perlen (Musical Pearls)

Gracious harp + flute transcriptions, mostly modern.

Third Coast Percussion

Transcriptions and originals for percussion group. Contemporary. Play!

John Luther Adams–houses of the wind

Using sounds recorded in Alaska, aeolian harp droning.

Mikahely – Offshoots (Self-released) [LOCAL]

Burlington’s master Malagasy musician Mikahely has released his first full-length album, and it’s amazing. His skills on the acoustic guitar and valiha (a type of Madagascan zither) are truly impressive, as are his compositions and lyrics (largely in the Malagasy language). Highly recommended!! Track Picks: 2, 6, 7, 10  FCC: Clean RIYL: Ali Farka TourĂ©, […]

Oneida – Rotten (Joyful Noise)

The latest single from Oneida’s upcoming album Success is the shortest and sweetest, incorporating humorous anti-love lyrics and fuzzy synths into their motorik-driven post-punk sound.  FCC: Clean RIYL: The Strokes, Sonic Youth, Devo, Buzzcocks

The Wormdogs – Sunny Side Up (Self-released) [LOCAL]

Local bluegrass fusion combo The Wormdogs bring the house down on their latest album. These songs span a wide range of emotional and musical flavors, from campfire singalongs to proggy instrumentals, and the lyrics project the feel and imagery of rural Vermont as well as anything. Brilliant stuff!  Track Picks: 1, 2, 8, 9, 11 […]

Sage Hatfield – Leftover Bliss (Oak Honest) [LOCAL]

Brattleboro’s Sage Hatfield’s debut album is a beautiful collection of lo-fi acoustic-guitar-driven folk-rock with whispery vocals delivering clever and emotive lyrics.  Track Picks: 2, 7, 8, 10, 12 FCC: 1, 5 RIYL: Iron and Wine, Angelo de Augustine, Big Thief, Andy Shauf

Ruminations – Places Have Their Moments (Self-released) [LOCAL]

Winooski’s Greg Bonsignore turns out a collection of hooky, lo-fi psychedelic pop on the latest record from his Ruminations one-man project. This album is unavailable on streaming, but can be played or downloaded for free at https://ruminationsmusic.bandcamp.com. Highly recommended!  Track Picks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Gary Wilson, Guided By Voices, Allah-Las, […]

theWorst – Yes Regrets

Label: RascalZRecordZ Release Date: June 3, 2022 theWorst is a indie-punk/rock trio from Portland, ME. Yes Regrets documents vocalist/guitarist Brooke Binion’s road to recovery from drug and alcohol abuse and mental health struggles. Album opener Blacksheepish is a strong start to the album. Energetic and emotional, it’s a tribute to a friend lost to suicide. Monomania combines determined […]

Anil Camci–Dekagon

Electronic piecess, otherworldly, machine-like.

Philippa Duke Schuyler–Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Compositions by a child prodigy, solo modern piano, gracious but also strong.

Brushstrokes

Improvisations for piano + violin inspired by visual art–gracious.

MC Maguire–Transmutations of Things

Orchestral work layered with up to 300 tracks, abstract.

Carulli Rediscovered

Classical/Romantic classical guitar with Spanish and Italian elements. Play!

Dutch Masters

Abstract modern piano works, 2nd CD with orchestra.

Modern Lullabies

Gracious works for harp + flute. Lovely!

Opalescent

Modern and contemporary pieces for Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, together 40 years. Play!

Leos Janacek–On an Overgrown Path

Works from Janacek’s Piano cycle transcribed for string orchestra, + one work each from Dvorak, Suk with text read by Brami. Gracious, Romantic works!