More raw, dark, warehouse rave drudgery from the Manchester producer and experimentalist Andy Stott. This one is 9 tracks of lo-fi, disorienting techno energy that they say is for dancing, but it’s difficult to imagine a social setting where one of these songs keeps the party going. “It’s good, but not for right now,” they […]
The artist more widely known as Blood Orange throws a Ken Burns effect on his production technique for the score to 2019 American romantic drama film Queen & Slim. Having no real knowledge of the film, one would expect an emotionally evocative viewing experience based on the soundtrack. Melancholy and drawn out are the piano, […]
Dance yourself through dinner preparations with The Sounds of Physical Therapy; 11 unreleased tracks from the many aliases of Daniel Fisher. It’s techno. It’s drum n’ bass. It’s disco. It’s awesome! Release Date: May 2019 Play: 1, 3, 4, 5, 11 | FCC: 7
A decade worth of one-offs and EPs are featured on this fantastic 17-track 2CD set from the prolific UK producer and dubstep pioneer. Granted there is nothing technically “new” to this album, but hearing “Rival Dealer” alongside “Kindred” next to “Claustro” feels meant to be. If you’ve heard nothing from Burial since Untrue, then this […]
The 3rd album from the Manchester, U.K. based producer Matthew Brewer rides the momentum he has been building since his last studio release in 2015. After riding the North American festival circuit from Coachella to Camp Bisco, Frameworks took a timeout to imagine gold. The results are an easy one for lover’s of downtempo electronic […]
The latest release from Burlington jazz-funk instrumentalists Brickdrop is perfect for fans of music with hefty grooves, pristine playing, and lots of horns. Track picks: 1, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, Galactic
Now here is someone that needs no introduction. On his sixth studio album, DJ Shadow explores a range of different musical instruments, styles, and genres– a complete reinvention when compared to his seminal 1996 debut. This emotionally evocative work is his best in years. Release Date: 11/15/2019 Play: 2, 4, 6, 9, 10 RIYL: Dj […]
Burlington indie group Couchsleepers have released three singles in 2019 – the uptempo melodic rock numbers “Want” and “In My Head,” and the smooth Rhodes funk groover “All I Want.” A fourth, the ballad “Half the Night,” dropped at the beginning of 2020. All songs have heartfelt lyrics about relationships and longing. Track Picks: All! […]
It’s no secret that this Danish art pop band romanticize the glory days of early 80’s new wave in Britain. The Chameleons, The Smiths, Cocteau Twins, Talk Talk– If any of those bands make your playlist, then Blaue Blume is for you. It is unexpectedly soft, with fluttering synths, beautiful lyrics, and even the occasional […]
Works by Malcys (Lithuanian) and Vasks (Latvian) for piano quartet, both contemporary and varying in textures, rhythms. Play!
Music for euphonium by composers from various countries, combining classical and jazz elements, including ney. Interesting!
Somewhat intense solo piano works by a Norwegian composer, with lots of toccata and energy, abrupt changes in rhythm, contemporary.
Taking urban sounds and manipulating with time and electronics, including street, train and other environments.
Works for violin and cello, Baroque, Romantic to modern, highly varying.
Gracious, Romantic with folk elements, all fairly short solo piano pieces from early 20th century. Play!
Part of his trilogy about nature, this is a 40 min. piece celebrating and despairing deserts (human-made). Spacey, quiet, beautiful for symphony.
Modell’s unique brand of techno murk rolls in hard like a snow squall and swirls with controlled chaos for 68 minutes. Get motivated and toss yourself back into the work after a long vacation. All of the elements are here: high BPM, curious repetition, and percolated ambience. Monday, snowy Monday. Release Date: June 2019 RIYL: […]
Quantic remixes Quantic alongside Dan Shake, Sampology, Selva and Alfa Mist. Atlantic Modulations reshuffles the original, critically acclaimed release with house, electronica and jazz. Will we be seeing more Will Holland modulations in 2020? Let’s hope so. Fire it up and get sparky! Release Date: 11/22/2019 RIYL: Bonobo, Nightmares on Wax, Four Tet Play: All
The self taught British producer has gotten a good deal of buzz with her new EP Moonlight on Counter Records, a Ninja Tune imprint. Pete Tong of Radio 1 described her as “a rising star in 2019” with Billboard saying she is “not just rising, but shining.” Her 4-track EP is beautiful, bustling electronic music […]
Abstract works for string duet or string with piano, not always lyrical but evocative of the subject (night visions, trees, assorted daily activities). Play!
From Romantic to modern, a diverse mix of works from composers from 5 countries. Nice!
Quey Percussion Duo (vibraphone, marimba, assorted percussion) performs these contemporary works, all varying. Play!
Gracious, lyrical, contemporary works for flute and piano. Lovely!
Mostly modern solo cello works by European composers, a range of rhythms, nice mix!