Pauline Oliveros – The Roots Of The Moment

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

an accordian being drawn out over an hour

Moods

A strange horror soundtrack

Thoughts

I guess there's something here. Definitely different. Feel like the limits of avant-garde are stretched to a place I'm not interested in going.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Pauline-Oliveros-The-Roots-Of-The-Moment/release/2853717

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Maka, Durkin – Waterproof

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

White boy modern r&b, young thug

Moods

Fake hipster

Thoughts

I sorta like this, it's carefree fun; maybe need a drink with it. The sound feels superfluous, like they're trying to capitalize on a trendy vibe rather than a true inspiration. It reminds me of that vampire weekend side project 'discovery’ but not as good.

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https://www.discogs.com/Maka-9-Durkin-Waterproof/release/12555469

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Hot Tuna – Burgers

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

rocking country/folk

Moods

Outside folksy sing along

Thoughts

I appreciate moments of this especially when songs are more bluesy than folksy.

Overall too hokey even with the fantastic musicianship.

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https://www.discogs.com/Hot-Tuna-Burgers/release/10167287

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Jim James – Eternally Even

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

Dark indie rock, folk

Moods

Chilly breath of death

Thoughts

First time I heard this I was driving upstate late on a Friday night in winter. The empty roads, cold dry winter landscape outside with closed shops providing the only break in landscape seemed a fitting scene for this soundtrack.

I like his style: ethereal, nocturnal and dusky natural singing voice doused in reverb. I found the straightforward pop songwriting a bit boring as an album however.

The ‘we ain't getting any younger’ refrain has stuck with me, something particularly effective about it.

I plan to revisit this and more of his catalog in the future.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Jim-James-Eternally-Even/release/9290528

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u67Tf0lbgzY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-5JUqv8LcY

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Michael Shrieve,Kevin Shrieve,Klaus Schulze – Transfer Station Blue

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

A group of guys playing 'grandiose' 80s new age synthesizer

Moods

Welcome to the machine

Thoughts

I felt I spent most of the album waiting for something to happen. Things finally kick-in on the title track and gets a nice groove going.just not something I really feel like revisiting as a whole

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Michael-Shrieve-with-Kevin-Shrieve-and-Klaus-Schulze-Transfer-Station-Blue/release/508465

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDsfacgTnXY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhMZ57BNxU4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w9jlVKAAiE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4Rpx_tfwn4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkwTGBWFMt8

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

700 Bliss – Spa 700

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

Experimental middle eastern based electronic music with spoken word raps

Moods

Bandcamp experimental

Thoughts

Ring the alarm is damn good. The rest has a militant vibe I couldn't really get into, didn't really fit the Spacey future bass electro production.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/700-Bliss-Spa-700/release/12072616

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCRU9UWGKys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De9WWPYy1Wo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3b677kvS0g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvTAmiZY9ZQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhpJ5ILMRzc

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700 Bliss – Spa 700

Description: Album Review of 700 Bliss – Spa 700


Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Francis Lai – Un Homme Et Une Femme (Bande Originale Du Film)

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

French Samba

Moods

Cigarettes on the Champs-Elysées

Thoughts

I liked parts but the samba is kinda corny overall

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Francis-Lai-Un-Homme-Et-Une-Femme-Bande-Originale-Du-Film/release/2608416

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Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SRzGV1Vtgk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTPpwZ1-ELc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e8jjXaMkus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlIGpTti3UQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljt5kCbuGhA

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Description: Album Review of Francis Lai – Un Homme Et Une Femme (Bande Originale Du Film)


Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Loft – Three Settlements Four Ways

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

Future club

Moods

At the future club they like bass no dance

Thoughts

Didn't dig too much first listen. Filton recal leads things off well – techno but with a chilled out thing going on. Things keep building in intensity and 'out there' kind of techno. Just not really my thing.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Loft-Three-Settlements-Four-Ways/release/11091333

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S908T9fWX1A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=472oXxV2ajM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F3LgO1XQu4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWR4PuSW0Ck

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Wes Montgomery – A Day In The Life

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

Light guitar driven jazz

Moods

Wedding cocktail reception

Thoughts

A bunch of covers done in this kinda corny, guitar driven light jazz; overly dramatic string arrangements don't really help things much.

As much as I don't like this record I do include these tracks in mixes when entertaining. Easily recognizable melodies in this 'soft’ format serve well as background music.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Wes-Montgomery-A-Day-In-The-Life/release/10040768

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjHiSePn1ts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86oaCxW2daU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0KZk2Ojxn8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJyarNALJFc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vp4O3fOLy8

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Mandar – String Theory

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

Whatever electro

Moods

Filler

Thoughts

It's fine electro but not really feeling it overall. ‘Poison words’ is a bit better but not much happening here.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Mandar-String-Theory/release/12001410

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svScti6R3lQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzeFE3GfXnY

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Mandar – String Theory

Description: Album Review of Mandar – String Theory


Rating: 2 out of 5