Monthly Archives: September 2022
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!
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.
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: […]
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 […]
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.
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.