@@@ Okan: Mas Que Nada (Self-released, 2019) I saw a gig announcement for this female, world music plus other sounds outfit. I’m thinking I would call this smooth Latin jazz with two lush sounding females (pictured below I hope) singing together. Sung in Spanish with percussion accompanying a kit drummer it’s the full celebration of Latin jazz. Big energetic piano song right in the middle of the track. Big electric guitar solo after that and I like that less than the piano. Oh there’s a very catchy violin/fiddle part that emerges during the bass solo, that’s stylish. Then back into the vocal section to wrap up the track. Maximum high end Latin feels here.
@@@ The Vicious Cycles – Motorcycho (Pirates Press) I got to this record off the loud section at CFUV out in Vancouver. I don’t know why it’s Motorcycho and not Motorpsycho, I guess for shits and giggles. This is gonna be a white trash hoe down and I’m looking forward to it as the first track, Hot Dogs in the City, doesn’t offer a vegan hot dog as an option but I can forgive that. Big ass vocal hooks, plenty of punk-a-billy guitar riffage and party track sing a longs. They sure picked the right time to release this record as it’s got summer written all over it. I liked the opener a whole lot, the second and third tunes dip a bit before the horns come in on the fourth track. These guys are an invitation to load up on cheap beer and floaties.
@@@ Full Of Hell – Weeping Choir (Relapse) Thrashing right out of the gate I got to this via the loud section at CFUV out in Vancouver. This first tune has a methed out, over the top with energy and it does bang its head on the proverbial wall bigly. Singing includes shredded orc voice as well as weird ass whooping caveman. The second tune blasts off at an even higher tempo and this is punishing staticky metal. Wow. Good thing this tune is 1 minute long, otherwise I would be concerned for the drummer. The fourth tune Rainbow Coil emphasizes the noisiness that is embedded in the previous three more metal tunes. I like some rack up in my metal for sure. This could qualify as a cathartic type of music and help you get some ill feelings out of your body and into the world.
YTD recordings listened to: 364
Good music, not list worthy: 216
Not good music: 126
Honorable Mentions: 0
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