Music for 2/14/20!!! Kaytranada, Passive

@@@ Kaytranada: BUBBA (RCA, 2020) Funky, layered and somewhat chill electronic music off this week’s CFUV weekly playlist email.  the chill vibe lies mostly in the keyboard playing and the funk is down in the rhythm section.  He’s a pretty sophisticated arranger but what I’ve heard thus far has a major label conservatism to it that I find unnecessary and restraining.  I’m gonna tip after sampling 4 tunes and I leave with the same impression.  He could use some caffeine or some Red Bull, not just in tempo but also in hitting us up with some unexpected shit.

@@@ Passive – No. 3 (Self-Released)  Punk rock off this week’s CFUV playlist email.  Sprawling, dirty ass punk metal guitar splatting to open up this record.  Wails and sheets of static, hmm….when the second tune follows that intro we get something more indie flavored which is fine.  It’s a bit grunge, it’s a bit epic Pearl Jam business, it’s a bit emo.  I wouldn’t normally like a formula like this but it’s all right.  The singer is earnest and the band is rocking.  It’s not best of year list material for me, but for those who are fans of this formula might really enjoy it.

YTD recordings listened to: 114
Good music, not list worthy: 68
Not good music: 43

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, 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, 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, Fried Egg, Tarek Atoui, Saicobab, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Mariachi El Bronx, Pour Me a Grog, Sudan Archives, Lakou Mizik, Moodymann, Pharmakon, Alefa Madagascar, Janjao, Luge, Wiki, Mick Jenkins, Jeremiah Jae, Fera

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