@@@ Astronoid: Air (Blood Music, 2016) One of the few records from the All Music best of 2016 that I haven’t already peeped. This first tune opens up with some ambient solo guitar then a crashing, emo rock avalanche. #contrast #juxtaposition. The second tune is more of a proggy, guitar nerd’s wet dream and I’m thinking mayonnaise. Oh yeah, big epic angelic thrashing white boys. I do like the drummer, he’s working hard, making America great again and what not. I would like this more with a different guitar player.
@@@ The Dear Hunter: Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional (Equal Vision, 2016). Proggy, orchestral music also off the All Music best of 2016. Soaring vocals, harp plucks, eh. The second tune brings on the Yes vibe, although it’s Yes grafted onto a slightly funky rhythm section. Hmm, let’s peep a bit more but this isn’t really working for me. I’m on the third song and this isn’t going to work for me. Check for yourself do your homework.
@@@ D.R.A.M.: Cash Machine (Emprie, 2016) I dig D.R.A.M. so I’m happy to peep the tracks that make it onto the Apple Music hot tracks because his tracks are actually hot. Not this dumbass Bieber loverboy bullshit. He’s got a nice piano part in this arrangement and his flow on the mic is flexible and honey sweet but he’s not punk.
YTD recordings listened to: 3
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 2
Not good music: 1
Honorable Mentions: 0
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, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Divanhana, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, Acid Arab, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg