@@@ Xinobi: Piano lessons (Discotexas, 2019) I saw this artist on a gig poster that was posted up on the Twatter. I love the Twatter. Opens up four on the floor with a piano vamp and what I would call a whipping type sample. You will know what I mean if you peep the track. The piano part is the lead melodic instrument and it’s a bit of a simple melody. I could use more energy or something a tad more dissonant and rougher fitting. About halfway through the piano recedes, well no a synth is added (as well as a synthesized/processed vocal and at its peak its a pumping piano/synth/vocal dancefloor banger. I’ve come to realize that the reason I like guitar in these types of tracks because they lend an organic roughness to the superstructured rhythms. I like it but it’s too smooth and too predictable for me.
@@@ Buffalo Blanco: Anos Viejos (Atlas 32, 2017) On the same Twatter posted gig poster. The first tune is super melodic almost proggy track but it’s got solid non-nerd energy. Lyrics in Spanish it does straddle Death Cab for Cutie and old ass prog music. This is not some dumbass frat brother rock, these guys are aspirational with an epic vibe to the compositions and the sounds they chose. They are neither full rocking nor full soft serve ice cream. I like it. A few synths here and there but mostly guitars and sophisticated vocal arrangements.
YTD recordings listened to: 274
Good music, not list worthy: 161
Not good music: 95
Honorable Mentions: 0
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