Gorgeous indie rock from Adult Mom on this latest album. Watch out for FCC warnings on several of the tracks, but otherwise enjoy beautiful harmonies and catchy hooks. Play! FCC: 5, 7, 8, 9 (Clean version of 5 available, email blues@wruv.org TRY: 2, 3, 10 RIYL: Girlpool, Frankie Cosmos, Mitski, Soccer Mommy

Nice mix of abstract, modern & contemporary works for various saxophones. Play!

Gracious, Romantic quartets by Lithuanian violist/composer. Play!

Composer/conductor Gourzi’s pieces are lyrical and strident, one quartet, one duet and one orchestral piece on this CD.

Mostly strong works, eerie, tense but lyrical, with accordion and symphony.

A mix of percussion instruments, with strings and other instrments on some pieces–jazz and classical, gracious and lively marimba! Play!

A mix of classical, New Age, and folk, for guitar and piano with other accompaniment.

Varied, contemporary works for symphony, solos or duos. Play most!

Expressive contemporary works for strings with piano and/or clarinet.

Ranging from strong vs. lyrical, abstract pieces for percussion, string ensemble, winds. Play!

Strong, vibrant string quartets, all modern

Modern and contemporary works for solo winds or strings, otherworldly, meandering, abstract and mostly lyrical.

Subtitled “Sky Games from the Mayan Cycle’”, these are pieces inspired by the composer’s Mayan studies, and quest for Mayan music. Abstract, some eeriness, with percussion, organ, piano or harpsichord.

French composers linking impressionism, mysticism and modernism. Boulez’ more abstract.

Pieces probably written for children or to invoke childhood—impressionistic, lovely!

Armenian & American works for piano, many recognizable and popular, by Khatchaturian, Gershwin and Levant.

Carillon bells & other instruments making really interesting and different sounds. No church bells ringing here! Play!

Modern works, varying rhythmically for double bass, strings and some clarinet. Laura Karpman’s inspired by Jaco Pastorius. Play!

Music for winds & piano, from mostly older recordings, so some sound tinny. Sextets to duos with various combinations of instruments. Play!

A collection of solo cello works from Baroque to contemporary. Nice mix of European/Great Britain traditionals and compositions.

Afro-British violinist/composer born in 1875, these are gracious string quartets influenced by Brahms & Dvorak, with piano. Play!

Varied works inspired by people helping each and the ensemble musicians helping each other–for strings, vibraphone, percussion, trumpet and others.

Release date: March 26, 2021Label: Universal Music Canada Death from Above 1979 is sleazy and primal dance-punk firmly rooted in the indie rock boom of the early 2000s. The band first gained recognition marrying monster distorted bass riffs and funk rhythms to devastating effect. Over the last 20 years, they haven’t strayed far from the formula […]

Modern, gracious works for clarinet & chamber orchestra by Copland, Bernstein & Rozsa. Excellent!

Highly varying works–loud and squeaky to melodic. Play most!