@@@ Pale Lips: Wanna Be Bad (Hosehead, 2016). Some punky fresh hillbilly rock off this week’s CFUV weekly playlist email. Female singer and straight strummed guitars. The second tune brings the tempo raising the punk pressure — it’s a singalong boycrush tune. No guitar solos, a few chords a lot of girl punk.
@@@ Gord Downie: Secret Path (Arts & Crafts, 2016). A Canadian singer that I got to via this week’s CFUV playlist email. Heavy ambient influences combined with Neil Young vibes on this opening track. The second tune shifts gears with a little electronic garnish and a distinctly indie vibe. I like Downie’s voice and the arrangements are tasteful.
@@@ The Music of Marty Regan Vol. 1: Splash of Indigo (Navona, 2016). A series of compositions for Western classical instrumentation by a composer that has made composing for traditional Japanese instruments a focus. I got to this recording by being on the label’s email list. The first piece is a contemplative solo piano piece, sparsely arranged in sections. The second piece is an orchestral effort — I’m not a classical scholar by any means (ahem) but to my ears it’s cinematic and I really enjoy the triangle player. How’s that for high IQ action? The record consists of Regan’s compositions all performed within different instrumental setting by different performers so it feels a bit like it’s jumping around a bit. Check this music out.
You can stream samples over here at a music download site.
YTD recordings listened to: 923
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 514
Not good music: 349
Honorable Mentions: 15
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, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, Miramar, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Joe Sticky, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Neurosis, Magrudergrind, Solange, Acid Arab, Xylouris White, Vadou Game, Michael Wollny/Vincent Peirani, Bonga, A Tribe Called Quest, 6Lack