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A mix of instruments (harp, flute, piano, vibraphone and others) w/o voice or with, texts from poets and writers. Play most!

Transcriptions from solo piano for guitar and prepared guitar. Nice!

Nice mix of modern (post  1900) pieces. Play most!

A mix of pieces, classical, jazz, traditional for, or transcribed for violin and orchestra. Play!

Pieces composed for dances, ambient sounds, computer noises, some droning. Trk 5 cacaphonous.

Avant and just intonation solo and triple piano pieces, computerized. Interesting, not much atonality. Play!

Contemporary,  yet Romantic, beautiful orchestral pieces. Play!

Suspended Youth is filled with the psychedelic indie rock sound that is so commonly found nowadays. Dreamy sounding guitars matched with airy vocals that are soaked in reverb. Nothing too unique here, although some of these tracks are exciting, like Monolith. If you’re a fan of the familiar indie rock sound, you might find some […]

The fourth studio album from the French duo is catching a lot of buzz online right now, and has been described as “between shadow and light, failure and redemption, violence and melancholy.” It’s hard to know exactly what that means having never heard Scratch Massive before, but after a couple listens you start to get […]

Beautifully weird ambient trip-hop type music for the contemporary citizen from award winning German artist Robot Koch. Sphere is a cinematic experience, lifting you up and putting you down in just over 45 minutes–worth several listens. Currently on tour, his live show is being developed in surround sound for a Planetarium in Berlin. Release Date: […]

This English artist and member of Hidden Orchestra is classically trained on piano and violin. Her music is made from basically just these two instruments, which is impressive considering the depth of sound garnered. Like your morning coffee, it’s very pleasant from start to finish. Release Date: 2/2/2018 RIYL: Emancipator, Hidden Orchestra Play: All  

Swedish producer The Field is still good after eleven years, six full length albums, seven EPs and counting. Weaving compositions and incessant loops make for pulsating, progressive techno that is just textbook awesome. Release Date: 9/24/2018 Play: All RIYL: Daniel Avery

From promoter: “Playing smart folk-rock with an alternative edge, biting wit, and a jazzy sense of sophistication, Mother Mother, hail from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and true to their name they started out as a family affair.” Label: Universal Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9 FCC: 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 RIYL: Arcade Fire, New Pornographers, […]

J Mascis, formerly a part of Dinosaur Jr., has released his second solo album. It is an alternative rock album full of melancholy and heavy guitar rhythms. Label: Sub Pop Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 6, 11, 12 FCC: Clean RIYL: Iron & Wine, Yo La Tengo, Guided by Voices

Fenne Lily is a Bristol, England based alternative folk-rock artist. Her debut album is full of vulnerability and striking vocals. Label: Self-Released Star w/ 1, 2, 3, 6, 10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Andy Shauf, Lucy Daucus, Phoebe Bridgers

From promoter: “Cobi reaches new emotional heights on his latest release, Songs From The Ashes Pt. 2. The EP, a continuation of his impressive 2017 release, builds on Pt. 1 with more soulful, powerful lyricism and new, varied instrumentation. His soaring vocals are complemented with synths and searing electric guitars for an anthemic rock sound with […]

From promoter: “Banfi creates a nervous and off-kilter sound, blending a deep streak of melancholic sentimentality with rhythmically infectious indie rock.” Label: Communion Start w/ 1, 2, 3 FCC: Clean RIYL: Bleacher, Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club

From promoter: “The London based duo have developed a unique ability to conjure up magical aural snapshots that wallop you like bong hits. Each of their discombobulating observations comes stretched out over a series of discomfiting oscillations, like messages from the spirit world or pulp fictions found in a box at the end of your […]

Alison Sudol is an alternative rock artist who used to go by the artist name A Fine Frenzy. After starring in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Alison returned to the musical scene with her EP Moon. Label: Hearth Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 5 FCC: 4 RIYL: Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey, Julia Holter

Another step on the journey of Kurt Vile feels just right for his style.  Reminiscent of Tom Petty in many ways, bright and full, but still with his lofty and out-there lyrical tendencies and edge.  Great fall vibes for the established Kurt Vile fan.  Nothing quite as catchy as Pretty Pimpin from his previous release, […]

The music weaves together American folk and rock with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert: think Andrew Bird meets Ali Farka Toure, Pete Seeger and Talking Heads.  Gritty tunes with western twang surely influenced by Middle Eastern guitar and sitar stylings for intricate guitar riffs that echo Salloway’s fellow Rhode Islanders, the Barr Brothers, while staying […]

From promoter: “The Belgium-Egyptian artist displays considerable ambition, and a stunning voice. The album’s sound is certainly unique. Tamino’s songs are inflected with Middle Esastern-inspired instrumental melodies and rhythms that undergird his Jeff Buckley-esque vocals.” Label: Communion Start w/ 1, 3, 6, 9 FCC: Clean RIYL: Jeff Buckley, Thom York, James Bay

Hippo Campus’ second album, Bambi, is a blissful slice of alt-pop. The whole album is full of warm synths, meditative tracks, and great vocals. Label: Grand Jury Start w/ 2 FCC: 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 RIYL: Dirty Projectors, The 1975, Vampire Weekend

Gregory Alan Isakov is a folk/americana musician. Evening Machines was self-produced and is full of beautiful vocals, deep lyrics, and gentle guitar parts. Label: Dualtone Start w/ 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12 FCC: Clean RIYL: Lord Huron, Iron & Wine, Bon Iver