@@@ Sticky Joe: Good Day EP (Joe Simpson, 2016). Some old school dancehall with strong roots reggae influences. This first tune, Giddy Up, bounces out of the gate like it’s Kentucky Derby day in Kingston. The second tune, Ragamuffin Business, continues with a sweet horn line and some dub delay and sweet vocals. Oh, this is some bass hand sculpted for your headphones! The third tune, Champion, marks the first drum machine track (at least to my ears). Imma swing back to this one, this is perfect summer music.
@@@ Floating Points: Kuiper EP ILuaka Bop, 2016). I checked out the 2015 full length Elaenia and almost really dug it so I thought I would throw a peep to this 1 track 18 minute EP. Thus far I’m into it and it’s sparseness. This guy has major bleep/R2D2 skills and while he keeps a solid techno beat it’s not a low IQ four on the floor Cro-magnon beat. I’m good for about 6-7 minutes and then I will give my opinion of it. I remember this from the last record. He starts out minimalist and then builds the mix adding arpeggiated synths and even some guitar plink and I would prefer it stay minimal and just sort of rotate through time and space.
@@@ Trust Punks: Double Bind (Wharf Cat, 2015) Some post punk that I got to from the featured new releases at All Music. After a guitar haze intro we get into some pretty standard No Wave punk British style. I don’t think I’m gonna love this singer. This is more of an angular Strokes kind of sing-a-long hooky pop punk, not your old school SST freak punk. Neither is it Jello Biafra-like and that’s a shame as well.
YTD recordings listened to: 605
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 332
Not good music: 221
Honorable Mentions: 10
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, MAKU Soundsystem, Zomby, Retox, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Bone Dance, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Alexander Hawkins, Toxic Holocaust, Equal Stones, Comeback Kid, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Dawn Richard, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Akitsa, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Destruction Unit, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Mystic Braves, Divanhana, Unrestrained, Moken, Systema Solar, Brian Eno, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, The Lickshots, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, Xenia Rubinos, Miramar, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Margo Price, Changui Majadero, Seratones, Joe Sticky