Music for 3/7/19!!! Nonconnah, The Royal Arctic Institute, Khalid

@@@ Nonconnah: Path of Totality/Rapture Drugs (Earnest Jennings, 2019)  Some noise rock out of BBQ capital Memphis Tennessee.  It’s noisy with some screaming type sounds and what appears to be a lot of guitar distortion or some other sound broken down into a guitar like sound.  The screaming is sorta ecstatic which lends a trippy yet happy feel to it.  No drums, just rolling rolling distortion.  It’s got pop song length but it’s not a pop song.

@@@ The Royal Arctic Institute: The Lark Mirror (Rhyme and reason, 2019)  I got to this track and the one above from music publicist emails as I’m out of town travelling and I’m not in the mood to scour far and wide.  This is chimey indie but with a fiddle player and thus far it’s instrumental.  It’s purdy and melodic and it’s also pretty straightforward.  Not in a bad way just not mussing their own hair or anybody else’s.

@@@ Khalid: My Bad (RCA, 2019)  A pre-release single that occupies #1 track at Apple Music.  It’s a r&b number with a couple of guitars and a lot of vocal tracks.  I like the beats, I don’t feel one  way of another about the lyrics but the track feels cluttered.  His singing is not full loverboy but it’s a bit dense to my ears and I can’t really tell what he’s got going on lyrically.  Not a #1 track in my world.

YTD recordings listened to: 128
Good music, not list worthy: 76
Not good music: 47

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Converge, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko

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