@@@ David Grissom: Slow Me Down (Mother Lode, 2016) A single by a Texas bluesman after I saw a gig he having at National Sawdust in Brooklyn. To my ears this tune is close to FM rock than classic Texas blues. My guess he’s gonna bust a big guitar solo shred. Ah, I got that right. Myself I prefer my modern rock to be separate from my blues — I love that old school dirty Howlin’ Wolf business.
@@@ Viriditas: Viriditas (Eschatology, 2015). A jazz record I found via a twat on the twatter. This first tune is opening up ambient in the drumming area with some interesting low key jazz work and an engaging bass player. This second tune is straighter and very pretty. I like the tones here but I could use more improv like the opening track as the pace slows down as the record moves along.
@@@ Withdrawal: Never (Escapist, 2016). Some no bullshit straight beat down metal off this week’s CFUV weekly email. This first tune is a tasty blend of hardcore and thrash. The singer has a ton of energy and the drummer is working overtime. There are very nice sounds going on here and the energy is fantastic. I’m on the third tune and I want to go burn somebody’s house down. Check these guys out!
YTD recordings listened to: 122
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 66
Not good music: 40
Honorable Mentions: 0
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