Dirt is a indie-psych-rock album full of distorted guitars licks, and dreamy drifting tracks. this album starts out hard and heavy and slowly drifts into slower, more reflective sound. Not a bad album, but not enough for me to sink my teeth into. RIYL: Roky Erickson, The Black Angels Label: Self- Released play, 1, 2, […]

Death Song, is an awesomely psychedelic rockin’ journey.  Full of fuzzy guitars that often hit hard, but sometimes drift off with the dreamy synths, into a sort of gypsy madness. If you are a fan of King Gizzard’s more recent works, you will probably enjoy this album. RIYL: Roky Erikson, KGLW, Tame Impala Label: Partisan […]

The Weeks deliver a solid rock album with hints of southern upbringing, and some interesting musical accompaniments (secret brass and organ sounding synths), this album brings some great bangers.   RIYL: Deer Tick, The Whigs, Cage The Elephant Label: Lightning records Play: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 FCC: clean

This album was born from the frontman’s struggle to understand his existence in the face of a life threatening brain tumor. After learning the news, he turned to music and wrote this album. What i admire most about this album is that he doesn’t directly reference his cancer, he talks about the struggles that we […]

Following up a breakthrough album, such as Singles, is not an easy task. Without trying to reinvent their successful synth-pop formula, Future Islands expound upon their uncanny energy and an alluring vocal delivery from Samuel T. Herring. As a result, The Far Field is a response to a previous album that peaked at #40 on the […]

Just 9 tracks in length, the 43 minute album is simply and soulful. Consisting of characteristically elementary acoustic guitar, bass, and drum, Jake’s rich baritone vocals ring out over. Jazz-like progressions and Appalachian timbre help focus this album. Play! Label: Paradise of Bachelors Play: 2,3,4,6 FCC: Clean! RIYL: Wood Brothers, Hiss Golden Messenger, Jake Bugg, Phil Cook

“Classical” Jazz as composed and popularized by Gershwin, especially, and Horovitz, Schulhoff, Bernstein and others, for clarinet and piano. PLay!

Diet Cig are hard to classify as a pop punk band, yet they manage to take the best of both genres and fuse them into a sound that makes for a short and sweet – yet no less fun – record. And fun is just how this record is best described; it is not genre pushing, […]

Modern, two-piano works. Title track is multiple jazzy movements. Play!

Modern works for violin with or without gamelan. “Double Music” composed with John Cage. Play!

Fun pieces for marimba with wind band, flute or horns. Play!

Really interesting, new, abstract, harp duets by Muhly, Akiho and DeSena amongst others. Play!

Gentle, impressionistic works for flute, some with piano by French composers. Play!

Lovely, contemporary chamber pieces with Asian rhythms. Play!

Prism Quartet (saxophone) with percussion performing all contemporary pieces. Play!

Beautiful, contemporary works for piano and violin from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Play!

Highly lyrical, beautiful pieces with piano, pipa, erhu and/or voice. Play!

Interesting mix of  modern sonatas, lyrical to strong. Play most!

Varying pieces from electric to lyrical, with percussion and electric guitar.

Very modern, abstract flute-based pieces, variable in lyricism

Varying from piece to piece, avant to classical (Five Pieces) Play!

Fantasmas is an album Zavala. The music is upbeat rooted in Chicago House but also has elements of Techno, Hip Hop, and UK Grime. It’s got a good groove that’s gets you moving. Tracks: All Good

Game of Life is an album from Table Syndicate. The album mixes elements of Downtempo with Hip Hop and Techno and features didgeridoo Joseph B Carringer. The music has a similar vibe to Thievery Corp. or Underworld. Worth a listen. Disc 1: Tracks: 2,3,5,7 Disc 2: Tracks: 1,4,5,6

FROM DEEWEE is the latest work from the group Soulwax. The album was recorded live and in one take and has a retro vibe to it. It sounds a bit like Kraftwerk and a little bit like Simian Mobile Disco with a strong drum machine aspect. Overall a pretty solid album with a nice retro […]

Sydney producers Midnight Pool Party’s debut about is titled Dalliance. The music has a groovy, funky Disco Dance vibe that’s very upbeat, fun and bubbly. RIYD: Kraak and Smaak, RUFUS DU SOL Tracks: All Good