Monthly Archives: September 2022

Elektric Mistress – Chapter 99 (EP)

Label: Self-Released Release Date: June 17, 2022 High energy psychedelic heartache with some witchcraft! From the promoter: Channeling the energy of inspirations such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Pink Floyd, Halifax, Canada Elecktic Mistress is all about the groove with their face-punching psychedelic stoner rock firmly rooted in what has come before, but also […]

John Adams

Modern orchestral works with jazz and pop influences–varied. Play!

Tania Leon–Teclas de Mi Piano

Contemporary, gracious piano works, varied. Play!

Alvin Singleton–Four String Quartets

Two lovely quartets and 2 others that are louder and more insistent. Play!

As We Are

Varied saxophone pieces–some with piano or electronics. Play!

Uncommon Voices

Works by female composers from Eastern Europe, over time, mostly modern. Play!

Julius Eastman–Vol. 2 Joy Boy

Wildly varied works for strings, electric guitar, voice and others. From a composer who was not recognized when alive and has been recently rediscovered.

Matthew Burtner–Icefield

Sound sculptures of glaciers and ice, electroacoustic. Play!

Gerald Barry–In the Asylum

Compositions over 30 yrs, mostly slow, abstract yet jerkily lyrical.

Cosmic the Cowboy – Modern Country (Photo) [LOCAL]

BTV’s Cosmic the Cowboy have further refined their sound on their sophomore album, bringing elements of power pop, Americana, psychedelia and modern indie into a unique sonic palette. Trevor Sohnen’s songwriting is as catchy and clever as ever. The only shame (for radio) is how many tracks are explicit! Track Picks: 1, 5, 8 FCC: […]

Derek Bermel–Intonations

For clarinet, electric guitar or harmonica, quirky, comedic and a bit off key. Fun!


Ukrainian pianist interprets pieces inspired by her country’s invasion. Works by Lewis Spratlan.

Maple Run Band – Tears of a Fool (Back Pasture) [LOCAL]

Northern VT country rockers Maple Run Band have released the first single from their upcoming sophomore album, an uptempo honky-tonk shuffle number with heartbroken, regretful lyrics that sounds like it could have come out any time since the 1950s.  FCC: Clean RIYL: Charley Crockett, Ray Price, Buck Owens, Avett Brothers

Peter Day – Kaleidoscope (Self-released) [LOCAL]

Burlington singer-songwriter Peter Day’s latest single is a lush piece of psychedelic-tinged Americana with melancholy lyrics about picking up the broken pieces of one’s life and making something new.  FCC: Clean RIYL: Dawes, My Morning Jacket, Steve Gunn, Ryan Sweezey

No Showers On Vacation – Overflow (Self-released) [LOCAL]

Anyone who’s been following BTV’s No Showers On Vacation has been waiting for this – an official live album that showcases their jazz-inflected jam-rock sound much better than any studio release could. Features an eclectic mix of original compositions and covers ranging from Billy Cobham to Led Zeppelin. Track Picks: 1, 2, 9 FCC: 6 […]

The Dead Shakers – Some Shapes Reappear (Sticky Shed Tapes) [LOCAL]

The sophomore studio effort from beloved BTV psychedelicists The Dead Shakers is something of a concept record, with themes of life, death, plants, and reincarnation dominating Kevin Bloom’s songwriting. Sonically, the album expands on the reverberant sounds of the group’s debut, with twangy guitar licks, power pop melodies, and motorik grooves all snaking their way […]

Our Dying World – Hymns of Blinding Darkness

Label: Self-released Release date: June 24, 2022 Our Dying World provides symphonic and melodic keyboard-oriented stylings on Hymns of Blinding Darkness. This record is a mixed bag. Everything We Know is Gone is a perplexing mix of killer guitar riffs and fantasy soundtrack music. The song both rocks and confounds with blazing melodic riffs that […]


Voice, electronics, mixed media and electronics inspired by guns and gun violence.

Horatiu Radulescu-Plasmatic Music Vol. 1

For clarinets, tape and other media, long, fairly abstract works.

Lawson & Merrill–Signals

Co-composed ambient sound sculptures, electroacoustic and slow.


A collection of works sax + electronics, from ambient to almost dissonant.

Georg Goltermann–Nocturnes & Romances

Gracious Romantic works for cello + piano.

Josefine Opsahl–Atrium

Ranging from classical cello to electronics + cello. Varied and interesting.

Heitor Villa-Lobos–Soul of Brazil

Varied modern piano pieces reflecting Brasilian folk rhythms. Play!

Lee Bradshaw–The Ties That Bind

Contemporary works for strings, mostly gracious.