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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 […]

Funkadelic – Tales Of Kidd Funkadelic

31-Jul-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Funkadelic Thoughts Apparently this is a set of b sides from the funkadelic era which makes this a must hear. I think it’s as good as anything from that legendary run of their core records even if it’s lacking a cohesive concept. More Info […]

The Fall – This Nation’s Saving Grace

09-Jul-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Dive bar erudite rantings over raw distorted jangly 80s rock Thoughts Might just be the quintessential 80s post-punk album. More Info https://www.discogs.com/The-Fall-This-Nations-Saving-Grace/release/469451 Listen! Youtube Spotify Schema Info The Fall – This Nation’s Saving Grace Description: Album Review of The Fall – This Nation’s Saving […]

Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

03-Jul-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Singer songwriter with a full band and string arrangements. Fantastic voice. He’s got a somber / sober style, this is the kind of album you’d turn on after a dramatic breakup that took all weekend and now you’re walking in the park on a […]

Nico – Chelsea Girl

27-Jun-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Folksy 60s new York singer songwriter with dramatic string arrangements. No bass or percussion, Nico’s distinct voice is at the center of it all, singing lyrics about friends, life, change, stories of new york (especially convincing considering she didn’t write any of the lyrics). […]

Junior Boys – Last Exit

18-Jun-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Breathy synth-pop Thoughts Side one is amazing, side two is great but lacks a certain something from side one. This is top notch for minimal synth pop. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Junior-Boys-Last-Exit/release/335413 Listen! Youtube Spotify

Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven

11-Jun-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Avant garde electro Thoughts OPN has highly effective moments that will always keep me curious about his work. R plus seven is a great piece of work but it gets a little tiring at times (maddening loops, lots of nothing). Fans will recognize these […]

The XX – XX

06-Jun-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Precious trio that creates spacious but intimate indie rock Thoughts An incredible debut album for modern indie. Its very sparse but incredibly effective, somehow they’re able to sound both as expansive as a desert landscape and intimate as a dark cozy room. A technically […]

Jóhann Jóhannsson – Englabörn & Variations

23-May-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Small classical string ensemble with modern electronic elements. Thoughts Masterful… this might be a ‘5’ in time. Tracks typically unfold through repetition that’s effective at building tension. As it’s structured like a soundtrack this repetition becomes a drag at times. But the breaks from […]

Esprit 空想 – Virtua​.​zip

17-May-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Vaporwave with a steady hip-hop, boom bap, backbeat. Thoughts Feels like vaporwave is going club which I enjoy. An accessible album with short songs that give it a mix like feel. Hard to call them songs at all, seems he figures out something that […]