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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  

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 […]

Neil Young – Dead Man

08-Aug-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Textural guitar noodling by Young Thoughts It’s kind of unfair reviewing this as its a soundtrack but whatever, doesn’t really work as say standalone album. Half of it is corny dialogue that’s skipable. The 6 guitar solos are interesting on a superficial level but nothing very memorable. […]

Bambooman,Kirk Barley – Bambooman ‎– Whispers

02-Aug-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? An assortment of left field electro Thoughts I found the interludes Frost and melt interesting in their organic percussive approach. Static is a good one, Koze like. Guests on side one felt generic and uninspired, play it safe electro pop. The second half is much better opening […]

Gene Harris – Instant Party

01-Aug-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Light groovy jazz Thoughts Great playing is on display here but I didn’t find anything that memorable. This would work well as jazzy daytime background music. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Gene-Harris-Instant-Party/release/6358953 Listen! Spotify Schema Info Gene Harris – Instant Party Description: Album Review of Gene Harris – Instant Party […]

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Ellington Uptown

30-Jul-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Big band / swing Thoughts Not really my thing but ode to Harlem is amazing. Take the a-train is an obvious classic too though I prefer covers of it. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Duke-Ellington-And-His-Orchestra-Ellington-Uptown/release/5328998 Listen! Youtube Spotify Schema Info Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Ellington Uptown Description: Album […]

Uptown Funk Empire – The Empire Strikes Back

30-Jul-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? A modern update on classic funk, afrobeat with a disco vibe. Kinda like jamiroquai. Thoughts A little too polished and not raw enough, sounds good and like the modern touches but think it lacked something. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Uptown-Funk-Empire-The-Empire-Strikes-Back/release/1868589 Listen! Spotify Schema Info Uptown Funk Empire – The […]

Maynard Ferguson Octet – Maynard Ferguson And His Octet

27-Jul-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Big band with impressive trumpet Thoughts Just fine if big band is your thing More Info https://www.discogs.com/Maynard-Ferguson-Octet-Maynard-Ferguson-And-His-Octet/release/9193213 Listen! Spotify Schema Info Maynard Ferguson Octet – Maynard Ferguson And His Octet Description: Album Review of Maynard Ferguson Octet – Maynard Ferguson And His Octet Written by: stan Rating: […]

Drinks – Hippo Lite

27-Jul-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Bare indie art rock Thoughts I like it, backended with simple guitar chords or melodies, the album seems to float through a variety of ideas. Vocals typically repeat a catchy mantra of some sort. Deliberately strange, the album gets a little tired and pretentious towards the end, […]