From promoter: ” Her best album yet.” – Rolling Stone Saint Cloud is an intimate journey through the places she’s been, filled with the people she’s loved.” Label: Merge Records Start w/ 2, 3, 4 FCC: Clean RIYL: Lucinda Williams, Angel Olsen, Big Thief, Courtney Barnett

From promoter: “Liverpool indie rock band Circa Waves illustrate the jarring, yet fascinating close proximity between immense sadness and happiness on their fourth studio album, Sad Happy. The two-part album features fourteen tracks that are equally split into happy and sad sides.” Label: PIAS Start w/ 1, 6, 8 FCC: 3, 4 RIYL: Sam Fender, Blossoms, Viola Beach

From promoter: “Nandi Rose is on her own again, and on ​The Caretaker​, the singer, songwriter and producer declares her fearlessness. ​The record ​is a statement of intent in high resolution, a deliberate move from the obscured, muted mystery of her previous work. An eleven-song journey through mind, memory and home, ​The Caretaker ​finds Rose astutely […]

From promoter: “Sorry’s 925 is an album to escape to. Together, best friends Asha Lorenz and Louis O’Bryen weave a dreamscape in which idyllic and hellish scenes intermingle, making you question what is real and what is make believe. Sleazy riffs rub up alongside hip-hop inspired beats, with tracks regularly flipping between neon-lit night time adventures […]

From promoter: “A collaboration between Sufjan and his stepfather Lowell in the spirit of music by Giorgio Moroder, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, New Order and more 50% of proceeds go to COVID-19 food focused charities Label: Asthmatic Kitty Start w/ 2, 7, 16, 17, 18 FCC: Clean RIYL: Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Perfume Genius

From promoter:”New York based artist Porches mixes his rock-tuned synth-pop sound with new experimental productions to impart a more amorphous sound on his new album Ricky Music. The project from the DIY artist casts a personal, yet emotionally open feeling with 11 cracked-glass tracks.” Label: Domino Start w/ 1, 2, 11 FCC: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 […]

From promoter: “New York natives Hana and JJ are inspired by everything from Young Marble Giants to The Violent Femmes to Iggy Pop, Overcoats rooted this next chapter in electric guitar and punk energy culled from nearly two years on the road.” Label: Loma Vista Start w/ 2, 3, 6, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Sylvan Esso, Tegan & […]

From promoter: “The soul/R&B musician returns to country roots w/ help from Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, John Prine, Jenny Lewis & more!” Label: Joyful Noise Start w/ 1, 2, 6, 10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Ann Peebles, Mavis Staple

From promoter: “Anne Burch‘s If You’re Dreaming​ was tracked with producer Sam Evian in his home studio in the Catskill mountains of upstate New York. With recurring themes of isolation, weariness and longing, her songs deliver an emotional arc with a delicate but uncompromising execution. Burch’s intrinsically catchy songwriting dials down the urgency of her debut […]

From promoter: “As an artist Yves Tumor melds restraint and chaos, sometimes identified as making experimental noise but moving through ambient, dream-pop, and 90’s R&B sounds with fluidity and grace, grounded by searingly personal and evocative lyricism.” Label: Warp Records Start w/ 4, 5, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: serpentwithfeet, Oneohtrix Point Never, Blood Orange

From promoter: While he’s perhaps best known for his own remarkable output—nine acclaimed studio albums that have prompted Rolling Stone to hail him a “folk hero” and The Guardian to praise him as “a maverick auteur who draws upon blues, folk, country and art-rock, and is equally adept within each genre”—Ward may be equally celebrated […]

From promoter: “GIRL SKIN‘s gentle folk songs benefit enormously from their soft chamber-pop bent, which helps an ambitious, sweeping quality to Sid Simons’ softly contemplative lyrics.” Label: Jullian Start w/ 1, 4, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Oasis, The Flaming Lips, The Style Council, Elliott Smith

From promoter: “This is the artist’s third LP, following 2018’s downtempo dream pop album Us. Influenced by music curated by her Honduran parents, Rodriguez was later on inspired by avant-pop artists like Bjork and Imogen Heap.” Label: Terrible Start w/ 2, 4, 7 FCC: 8 RIYL: Jay Som, Hatchie, Kilo Kish

From promoter: “Rising indie pop band Peach Pit put unique spins on their boisterous and heart-breakingly relatable sound on their latest release, You and Your Friends. ” Label: Columbia Start w/ 2, 4, 9 FCC: 1, 5, 10, 11 RIYL: Kid Bloom, Wallows, Vundabar

Ambient, electronic/techno + strings/drums/winds. Excellent!

Works by Kancheli, Altunyan and Tsintsadze, demonstrating “simple piano” pieces, some with cello. Play!

Intentionally lyrical, rhythmically varying pieces for a variety of instruments, some voice. Lovely!

London Symphony Orchestra Percussion Ensemble performs a variety of works/transcriptions by Reich, Corea, Simcock and others. Play!

Lovely originals and transcriptions, all modern/contemporary. Play!

All contemporary works for viola with the violist singing/ talking or other vocal sounds, some almost sound Baroque. Interesting!

A variety of solo horn works/transcriptions, many first recordings of these modern works. Excellent!

Modern works for wind trio, varying. Nice!

Negro spirituals performed by bass baritone (Oral Moses). Beautiful!

With his signature repetition, the Violin Concerto No. 2  “American Four Seasons” is lyrical and mostly slow, (with orchestra), the Violin Sonata is much faster (with piano). Play!

Mostly recognizable works for violin or transcribed for violin, and orchestra, showing the violin as a singing instrument–Baroque to contemporary.