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Will DiMaggio – At Ease

17-Aug-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Happy left field electro. Discogs calls this future jazz which I’ll need to check out. Has a funky sort’ve new world vibe to it, cool pan flute sound. Thoughts This is really good, fresh and original sound. He successfully builds on the retro la-funk […]

Carla Bozulich – Quieter

16-Aug-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Drifting experimental singer, range of styles and sounds. Ambient and dark. Thoughts I like something about this but as a straight document it didn’t really resonate with me. Felt it drifted too much and never delivered on impactful moments. Marc Ribot’s guitar was a fitting texture, I’d […]

Grand River – Crescente

16-Aug-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Modern intellectual compositional ambient like electro. Thoughts Well crafted with enjoyable moments but overall dull and drifting. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Grand-River-Crescente/release/10925592 Listen! Youtube Spotify Schema Info Grand River – Crescente Description: Album Review of Grand River – Crescente Written by: stan Rating: 2 out of 5  

Grand River – Wers

15-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Hip sexy modern electro. Thoughts Good borderline generic electro. I like what’s she’s doing and has a good ear for a trendy accessible bounce here. Has a fun summer vibe. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Grand-River-Wers/release/8160913 Listen! Spotify Schema Info Grand River – Wers Description: Album Review of Grand River – […]

It’s A Beautiful Day – Live At The Fillmore ’68

15-Aug-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Lively 60s rock band (think dead and the band) with strings. Thoughts It’s OK but overall they aren’t up to their peers. I think this would’ve been a blast live but doesn’t hold up to the test of time. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Its-A-Beautiful-Day-Live-At-The-Fillmore-68/release/6294763 Listen! Spotify Schema Info It’s […]

Ryo Fukui – Scenery

14-Aug-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Proper Jazz piano trio Thoughts Solid and highly accessible jazz album. A mix of originals and standards, each feels perfect. Lyrical playing and agile without feeling over the top. Recommended. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Ryo-Fukui-Scenery2/release/7296774 Listen! Youtube Spotify Schema Info Ryo Fukui – Scenery Description: Album Review of […]

Beach House – 7

14-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Electro rock. Spacey and ethereal at times, trip hop like. Thoughts Reminds me of the electro rock blonde redhead was popular for like 10 years ago but with better songwriting. Revisiting this a month or two later, really haven’t found a lot to come back to. More Info […]

Pusha T – Daytona

13-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Some of the best modern rap Thoughts A+ kanye production, like he’s somehow worked in all his best attributes (soul samples, modern industrial electro) and gave him to pusha t. Pusha keeps getting better. Still talking a lot about drugs but it’s more approachable. Fewer choruses and more […]

Blanketship – Klangwunder / The Sound Of Fun Surrounds You

10-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Vintage jazz rock meets found sound DJ Thoughts Pretty good, forward thinking collage of lots of different sounds. The second record, klangwunder, was a bit more uneven and sporadic sounding. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Blanketship-Klangwunder-The-Sound-Of-Fun-Surrounds-You/release/2030041 Listen! Spotify Schema Info Blanketship – Klangwunder / The Sound Of Fun Surrounds You Description: […]

Playboi Carti – Die Lit

09-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Repetitive mumble raps ( I guess this is trap) over youthful production. It’s got that emo teen vibe uzi has – I really like the sound. Thoughts This is great. I don’t see the album having any lasting replayability but in 2018 it works. Feels like it’s a […]