@@@ Miocardio: Barro (Self-released, 2016) Some hipster Latin indie rock off this week’s WRIR weekly playlist email. I did some Duck Duck going and could not ascertain where this musician hails from. I don’t want to hazard a guess, that’s racist. Very nice guitar and drum sounds and the record sports very nice production. The second tune is slower with some tuba and a stylish arrangement. I’m guessing Brazil for this musician, just a hunch. Very nice arrangements so check him out.
@@@ AWA POULO | Poulo Warali | Awesome Tapes From Africa. Also off this week’s WRIR playlist email. This is some pretty traditional West African music with flute, stringed instruments, hand drums, and a sort of violin. A female lead singer and she’s good, but I’m on the third tune and to be honest the playing sounds a tad flat, not a lot of energy.
@@@ Kodie Shane: Zero Gravity (Epic, 2016). I’m peeping this hip hop EP due to Lil Yachty’s participation. Lil Yachty is all right and he’s down with DRAM and I dig DRAM as well. This first tune features some dirty paper bag bass, some skitter and a swinging rhythmic flow over a spaced out keyboard part. Kodie is a gal by the way. This second tune has Lil Yachty on it. It’s slower and I don’t like it as much as the opener. Ah, that was the third tune, my damned interwebz player skipped a track. I like the first tune the most and that’s clipped below.
YTD recordings listened to: 67
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 40
Not good music: 20
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