Gracious, elegant, Romantic string pieces. Advertisements

Baroque, title says it all.

Mixing classical/abstract, experimental solo piano pieces.

Contemporary, ethnic, guitar duos, Japanese, Middle Eastern amongst others. Play!

Lovely, varying genre works for clarinet and piano, as title suggests, from different geographical areas ( India, France, Latin American, etc.) Play!

Varying in style and rhythm, contemporary solo piano pieces.

Staccato, abrupt changes, forceful banging, very abstract but accessible solo piano.

A mix of tango styles both Spanish and Latin American, mostly modern.

First release on the contemporary branch of Harmonia Mundi, Sancho Panza label. The 12 Ensemble specializes in contemporary string music. Here are pieces by Lutoslawski, Dessner and others. Bryce Dessner’s works excellent! Play!

Contemporary, nice mix of instruments/duos including glass harmonica, sax and percussion! Play most!

Excellent blues from Fantastic Negrito on the album. Amazing guitarist and vocalist. Politically charged. RIYL: Gary Clark Jr., Leon Bridges, The Record Company, Robert Cray PLAY: *1, *2, 3, 4, *8 [* = three best] FCC: 5, 11 [which is a shame because both are good songs]

Original Soundtrack to the biggest romantic comedy of Summer 2018. Includes covers of Western pop hits, traditional Chinese music, R&B, and jazz.  I enjoyed the covers of Coldplay’s “Yellow” [12] and Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love” [10]. The other covers I didn’t care for. The jazz songs by Jasmine Chen are all excellent […]

Sixth studio album by electro pop trio hailing from Hiroshima Japan. Excellent album from start to finish. If you like electronic pop music or international music, check them out. Available on Spotify. PLAY: 2, 3, 4*, 5, 9*, 10, 12* (* = best three songs) RIYL: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu FCC: All clean

  Alternative/Indie rock with a hint of psychedelic rock. Has some folky moments on the album too. Nice female lead vocals. Very similar sound to Angel Olsen and that type of modern rock I keep seeing pop up over and over again. FCC: clean Try: 2, 4, Similar Artists: Angel Olsen, Japanese Breakfast Release date: […]

  Really nice folky, calm, happy instrumental EP. The main singer has a very soothing indie folk sound. He uses a wide range of instruments which really adds to the collective sound of the EP. Highly recommend if you are looking for some nice driving tunes or background music for homework, etc. Similar vocals and […]

  Has a very early 2000’s rock feel to it. Think Blink-182 meets Sublime meets Weezer. Definitely has a good range in tempo, some of the songs feel very high energy, garage band esq that you can head bang to. Others feel a bit beachy and a little Indie. Overall a pretty good album if […]

Alternative indie, shoegaze, female lead vocalist. Label: Nevado Music Inc. Play: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Kindling, Pinkshinyultrablast

Soft, melodic indie sound. Great ambiance. Label: Counter Records Play: 2, 5, 8, 10, 13 FCC: Clean RIYL: Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes

Upbeat, classic rock/folk sound. Pokes fun at modern society. Label: Self-Released Play: 1, 4, 5, 9, 10 FCC: 3 RIYL: R.E.M., The Pixies

Melancholy, dark, emotional pop with hip-hop roots. Label: Self-released Play: 2 FCC: 1, 3, 6 RIYL: Kid Cudi, Stephen, Oliver the Kid

Accessible indie rock with a garage band feel. Label: Felix Or Die Records Play: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Blake Mills, Elliott Smith, Built To Spill, Car Seat Headrest

The new EP from this popular UK electronic indie pop fellow is a melancholy, rainy day kinda album. The songs are mellow and built around the vocals which are laid over moody synth chords and meandering drum patterns. If you’re into the atmospheric, reflective kinda listening, this is a release worth checking out. All tracks […]

“Thrush Metal”, Stella Donnelley’s 6 track LP on Secretly Canadian is full of low tempo indie rock tracks. The record is full of emotion and pleasing arpeggiating guitar rifts reminiscent of other female fronted indie-rock groups like Florist or Frankie Cosmos; but does little to distinguish itself from its peers. 7/10 Standout tracks are Grey, […]

“Hot n’ Fresh” Someone You Can Xray’s sophomore self-released LP is a folk/blues infused upbeat rock album. The album covers quite a range with songs like ‘Brimstone & Perfume’ featuring fiddle and harmonica accompaniment alongside tracks like ‘Unbound’ and its Santana-esque shredding on the guitar. Definitely a fun record and worth a listen from front […]

Singer songwriter with a balanced combo of pop, punk, and folk. The lyrics are nicely pedestrian, mostly cover friendships and relationships, slice of life type stuff. Standout track is (You’re Better) Than Ever. RIYL: Mac Demarco, Frankie Cosmos