@@@ Mitski: Puberty 2 (Dead Ocean, 2016). A rising indie rock singer/songwriter according to Apple Music. I got to this record via last week’s CFUV weekly email. Folks know I’m not the hugest indie fan but this first tune is all right. Oh, I don’t like that sax (or synth sax). Let’s peep more as this first tune has morphed in the wrong direction. The second tune is a rocker and I think I like it more when it’s quirky and weird and less when it’s rocking.
@@@ Anna Tivel: Heroes Waking Up (Fluff and Gravy, 2016). This is yer big, spacious folk/alt country roots music. Big Daniel Lanois production, lots of reverb and space. The arrangement is sparse and the sounds are very nice. The lyrics are a bit not to my taste — I’m not entirely sure why they grate on me slightly but they do.
@@@ Com Truise: Silicon Tare EP (Ghostly Int’l, 2016). I’ve dug previous Ghostly Int’l releases so I try to check out some of their releases. This first tune is like an old school hip hop/disco tune, the beats especially. I know some folks out there have mad love for these sounds but I’m not one of those people. Let’s peep another track or two. I expect Madonna to hop in here with some awful lyrics at any point here. Big old synth sounds and early drum machine action. If that’s what gets you worked up check it out.
YTD recordings listened to: 684
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 384
Not good music: 251
Honorable Mentions: 12
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, 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, Miramar, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Changui Majadero, Joe Sticky, Vieux Kante, Keefe Jackson, Unfun