@@@ Quentin Stokart: Bloom (N/A, 2017) I got to this European jazz record via a twat by Bird is the Worm on the Twatter. Instrumentation is alto and tenor sax, guitar, bass and drums. This first tune is a slow melody and I like the guitar player most followed by the bass player. I’ve checked out parts of four tunes and I like the instrumental tones but I think they should split a Red Bull. It’s not sleepy, it’s purposely slow.
@@@ Pumarosa: The Witch (Fiction/Universal, 2017) I saw this new release on the new release section of Apple Music. I guess they started out punk and then ended up electronic. This first tune is dramatical with synth waves, oh that’s the intro as it has morphed into pretty standard synth rock, heavily influenced by the ’80s with a tad of funk thrown in for the dancing kiddies. I don’t like the delay on the female singer’s voice on this first track, it’s cheesy. This is meticulously produced major label hamburger helper. Bread crumbs for your ears.
@@@ Audible: Audible Songs from Rockwood (Idee fixe, 2017) Some quirky old timey string music I got to via the CFUV weekly playlist email. In this first tune there is a smoky female singer, some basic acoustic guitar strumming, and two fiddles droning in each ear. I like the way it sounds and I like the distinctly unmodern sound. I really like the singer though it’s hard to describe — she has a pretty voice but she seems to be pretty uninterested in having you understand what she’s singing. Check out the duo singing and the awesome fiddle playing on the fourth tune below. Imma swing back on this record when I have more time.
YTD recordings listened to: 320
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 185
Not good music: 123
Honorable Mentions: 2
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