@@@ Tycho: Epoch (Ghostly, 2016). Mesmerizing melodies and ambient textures — that’s the blurb for this record on Apple Music. It sounds like a Joshua Tree era U2 jam with synth squiggles. Synth-y happy rock for the Trump era. Let’s peep a little more. I get the mash of 1980 rock sounds with update lush synth action, I just don’t really want to spend a lot of time listening to it. Good music for retail shopping outlets.
@@@ Jenny and the Mexicats: La Diabla (Not sure, 2017). A merengue tune I got to via a publicist that usually traffics in the indie business so I thought this would be a hipster Latin jam. It is a little bit but this is definitely what you might hear in the bodega right around the corner from me. Big big energy, female singer, relentless rhythm, big call and response vocals. Check this out.
YTD recordings listened to: 64
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 38
Not good music: 18
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, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof