Monthly Archives: March 2023
Giorgio Colombo Taccani–Watcher
Abstract works built on fragments of other works, various instruments.
Gail Kubik–Symphony Concertante
Abstract orchestral works.
I Dreamed of Invisible Journeys
Kevin Kastning and Mark Wingfield perform improvisations for 36 contra guitar (and others) with electric guitar.
British Cello Works Vol. 2
Gracious Romantic to modern works.
Herbert Howells–Piano Music 2
Gracious, lively Romantic to modern solo piano.
Steve Reich–The String Quartets
Fairly intense works with voice about 9/11.
I and Thou
Highly varied cello duos, lyrical to edgy.
Kevin Puts–The City
For varied instruments, oboe, marimba etc., contemporary works. Play!
Flowing, lyrical sax with other occasional instruments.
From different eras, gracious works for harp and piano.
Illustrazioni–20th Century Italian Piano Music
Gracious, modern solo piano, varied rhythms.
Peter Gregson–String Quartets 3 & 4
Lyrical, minimalist string pieces. Play!
Alex Temple–Behind the Wallpaper
Spoken/sung songs + string quartet.
Mostly impressionistic works for harp and oboe, some Latin. Nice!
Django Django – Off Planet Part 2 [EP]
Label: Because RIYL: Toro Y Moi, Jungle, Everything But The Girl FCC: Clean5 brand spankin’ new tracks from Django Django’s forthcoming album Off Planet, to be released on June 16th, 2023.
BAILEN – Call It Like It Is [Single]
Label: Fantasy / Concord RIYL: Lucius, JOSEPH, The Lone Bellow FCC: Clean From Promoter: “The sparkling “Call It Like It Is” is “an anthem for anyone who refuses to be taken advantage of,” the band stated. “It unmasks the ugly truth behind shiny veneers.” New album ‘Tired Hearts’ comes May 5th!”
Sofia Kourtesis – Madres [Single]
Label: Ninja Tune RIYL: Logic1000, Daphni, Elkka, TSHA, DJ Koze, Axel Boman FCC: Clean From Promoter: “Peruvian-born, Berlin-based producer and DJ Sofia Kourtesis will release her latest single “Madres” on Tuesday 14th March 2023 via Ninja Tune. The Guardian tipped Sofia Kourtesis ‘One To Watch’ following 2020’s breakout EP Sarita Colonia which later saw her […]
Black Belt Eagle Scout – The Land, The Water, The Sky
Label: Saddle Creek RIYL: Pearla, Miss Grit, Wild Pink, Miya Folick, Mazzy Star FCC: Clean Check Out: #1, 9, 12 Dreamy, noisy shoegaze-meets-folk-rock. Beautiful, hypnotizing lyrics that create an atmospheric album. Delicate vocals mixed with screaming guitar and soft keys. BBES is a musical project by Katherine Paul, an Indigenous Swinomish/Iñupiaq woman from the Pacific Northwest.
Yves Tumor – Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)
Label: Warp RIYL: Eartheater, Arca, Mykki Blanco, Perfume Genius FCC: Clean Check Out: #1, 3, 9, 12 From Promoter: “Caught hot between the music world and their veiled mystique, Yves Tumor’s feverishly anticipated LP Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds) beckons divine adoration. Yves Tumor expels […]
Sunroom – Outta Their Minds
This EP starts out with a bang – the opener is incredibly upbeat without sounding too pop-like. “Cadillac” sets the tone as fast-paced and peppy with an indie rock feel to it. Despite this opening song being on the shorter side, it still packs a punch and is an excellent segue into the rest of […]
Daikaiju – Phase 3 (self-released)
If you’re not familiar with Daikaiju, they’re an Austin-based surf band who make music about classic movie monsters. A little surf n’ turf, if you will. And they just released a new album. Their style of surf is very classic but retains B-movie monster overtones. The opening track of the album, “Awakening the Gateway” would […]
Pile – All Fiction
Label: Exploding in Sound Records Release Date: February 23, 2023 Pile is probably your favorite band’s favorite band. All Fiction—a reference to “the lack of any objective reality,” and the worries that accompany parsing truth from tale—is a record that may be Pile’s most vulnerable. This is an experimental and adventurous record. Massive synths, resonant […]
Roberto Sierra–Sonatas 1-3
Mostly robust piano solos.
Carolina Trombone Project performs contemporary pieces for quartet. Play!
Rota, Bertolotti, Franchini Tassini, Mortari & Zecchi–Works for Flute & Harp
Neoclassical, gracious works by Italian composers–play!