@@@ King Woman: Created in the Image of Suffering (Relapse, 2017) Some stoner/doom metal off this week’s CFUV playlist email. Big syrup-y detuned waves of guitar distortion with ethereal, reverbed out dudes. The second tune, Deny, brings the tempo down to a slow roll. With this cloudy reverb on the vocals I really have no idea what they’re singing about but that may be for the best. This third tune, Shame (they have four up on the Apple Music) takes it down further and it’s quite hypnotic. If you’re driving pull over right now! Be safe, oh this is epic. Like a slow motion final scene in a Tom Cruise where he’s hanging out of a helicopter holding his co-star by the wrist trying not to drop her while people throw slices of bologna at them. That could happen.
@@@ Electric Guest: Plural (Downton, 2017) Some indie electronic off last week’s All Music notable release email. Well indie electronic on the bottom and a flamboyant Elton John kinda thing on the type. Falsetto vocals, piano, not my formula but I always have an open heart. This second tune is kicking off like a Hall and Oates tune, wow, I’m not sure what to say. It’s not full on Hall and Oates, maybe it’s just Oates. I picked, it was random. All right, one more tune. This is kinda mislabelled, this is very light pop for people who are very sensitive but still want to shake their booties.
@@@ Ritalin Boy: Adult Entertainment (Self-released, 2017) A glam punk record off this week’s CFUV weekly playlist email. Mucho power chords and big singalong choruses in the opener, Happy People Have no Stories. The second tune, Dr. Doctor, is about anti-depressants. If you like catchy punk dig out the old Clash records, try London Calling. Much better lyrics.
YTD recordings listened to: 125
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 67
Not good music: 42
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, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Tinariwen, Jungle Fire, Sandoz