Music for 3/25/20!!! Kut One, Eye Flys, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

@@@ Kut One: Active Shooter (Chopping Block, 2020) I’m on the email list for a bunch of independent hip hop folks and this cut is off one of those emails.  It’s a retro sound, but with a nice trippy and a bit trappy guitar loop that floats across your brain pan.  I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a drumkit but I could be wrong on that.  The bass is de-emphasized here so that leaves more room for other elements of the tune.  I like the MCs and they equate their microphone skills with being active shooters.  Accuracy, crazy aggressive, etc.

@@@ Eye Flys: Tub of Lard (Thrill Jockey, 2020) Alternative metal off this week’s All Music notable release email.  I’m not sure what’s alternative about this.  I like the energy here but it’s pretty standard business.  Pissed singer, punk/metal guitar stylings, there is a disturbing snail trail of feedback at the end of the first tune before they head into a muscular grind.  The start slipping in more noise as the record unfolds but it’s garnish-y and doesn’t change the fundamental formula they got going on.  It’s reminiscent of Stanford Prison Experiment from a bit ago.  I like this more as the record unfolds.

@@@ Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Expanding Electricity (Ghostly, 2020) I saw this female electronic artist on the Twatter.  I think Ghostly does mad advertising on the Twatter.  The record consists of two pieces, one ten minutes and one five minutes, both named Expanding Electricity.  Well it looks like the five minute piece is an edited single.  It opens with a cello and electronics and then it blossoms out into an orchestral piece with hammered marimba type sounds, string flourishes and an angel choir type of thing and an electronically processed melody snaking up and down the mix.  It’s a bit New Age for me.  I was with it til the vocals and then not so much.  It then explodes after that into an arpeggiated cornucopia of the same sounds, all carbonated and shit like ginger ale.  It’s well done just not my cup of tea.

YTD recordings listened to: 215
Good music, not list worthy: 120
Not good music: 94

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, Gambian Griot Kora Duets, Drama, Beatrice Dillon, Mass Worship, mmmonika, Les Deuxluxes, Tony Allen

Music for 3/23/20!!! Krallice, Dodenbezweerder, Aodon, Velnias, Katatonia

***Let’s give a shout of respect to Bandcamp which offers a great home to heavy metal/dark music artists, as well as other musicians.  They’ve shown that they’re an ethical outfit, let’s support them***

@@@ Krallice: The Wheel (N/A, 2020)  Today we’re listening off Invisible Oranges’ front page.  The energy here is high but what’s most notable is the jumping around, it’s got a bit of technical/prog flow.  I dig the unpredictability of it, I like to be kept on my toes.  As the tune winds on it does get more geeky and circular in its manic shredding

@@@ Dodenbezweerder: Nachtilijke (N/A, 2019)  Super ambient shitstorm heavy music also off Invisible Oranges.  Big waves of spacious distortion and a bit of recognizable cymbal.  It’s really quite fitting for the moment.  The singer is something out of the Bible but his orc-estrations (get it, do you get it, the pun that is??) are lost to the giant reverb as well.  It’s really quite beautiful in its way.  Check that out, it’s give you the feels.

@@@ Aodon: Les Rayons (N/A, 2020)  More traditional metal in its aggressive posture.  After a big intro it gets into a straight up dome crushing thrash thing.  Big guitars, immaculate production and a boatload of anguish.  As always I find it a bit odd to be listen to other folks’ suffering presented in such a manicured fashion but that’s the thrill, I didn’t invent it I just peep it.

@@@ Velnias: Aurora Rune (N/A, 2020) Off their new record Scion of Aether (Extremely regal title!) and the tune opens up sludge-y and blunted.  As in weed.  It then moves into a loping gait with some ascending guitar melodies but not a massive distorted sound, a reasonable sounding guitar.  This is a 9 minute biscuit so it’s gonna stomp out of the gate slowly and not light on its feet.  When the singer comes in big and church-y you might think this tune could be on Frodo’s iPod and shit.  Think epic journey and melodic at that.  I like it just fine but I’m not up for the full journey.

@@@ Katatonia: City of Burials  (N/A, 2020) Our last listen of the day, sad face!  It’s an updated classic metal sound and wow, it’s really classic metal, forged here in 2019/2020.  Big drums, big power chords, big vocal melodies and a little boogie thrown in.  Massive guitar shred up in there.  I don’t really buy this combination of sounds for myself but they’re working it fo sho!

YTD recordings listened to: 207
Good music, not list worthy: 116
Not good music: 91

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, Gambian Griot Kora Duets, Drama, Beatrice Dillon, Mass Worship, mmmonika, Les Deuxluxes

 

Music for 3/6/20!! Darkoo, Beatrice Dillon, Badsista, Mass Worship

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@@@ Darkoo: Gangsta (Virgin EMI, 2019) A blend of hip hop and r&b off last year’s Guardian musicians to look out for in 2020.  Slight African flavors I like and there’s no polite way to say she is swinging her coochie all over this track including the phrase ‘sticking my pussy in your face’.  That is loving somebody like a gangster.  I like the arrangement very much, it’s a percolating stew of processed vocals, a little jumpy piano, and other goodies tucked up in there.  The lyrics, meh, but I do wish her luck with her cooch.

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@@@ Beatrice Dillon: Workaround (PAN, 2020) Experimental IDM with all the record titles including the word workaround except for three.  In this first tune she pops up with a South Asian hand drum manipulated and the set off against other rhythms.  The arrangement is spacious and sharp with occasional insect buzzes and a booty shaking bass note.  I think this is really nice, let’s check more.  The second tune is slightly different, still popping with a lot of rhythm but an oozy horn like synth melody comes over the top.  She’s a very disciplined arranger, she’s just giving what you need and not more and more importantly not less.   I find this to be a very satisfying blend of sonic abstraction and straight dancefloor action.  I will swing back and check out more of this when I get time but Dillon is a craftswoman and I get with her approach.

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@@@ Badsista: Machooka (femme culture, 2019)  You can check the blurb above but it’s a track exploding with rhythmic energy and flavor.  Processed vocal chants for the first half of the track before a female singer comes into the mix, sings a bit and then starts chanting the word machooka.  Let’s GooglePimp that word.  I can’t find shit but I’m guessing it means something in Brazil.  This is high end world music dancefloor action.

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@@@ Mass Worship: Mass Worship (Century Media, 2019)  We finish our week with some metal and right out of the gate this record unleashes an epic monster stomp.  Watch out all you froggies out there!!!  The singer is angry but his family left the caves a long time ago and he’s not sounding like some sort of Lord of the Rings character.  I’m feeling the drummer and the drum sound here bigly, he/she is really driving the bus here.  The guitars are good at providing a rhythmic layer to the track and I don’t believe I’ve heard any shreddy squeals to this point.

YTD recordings listened to: 165
Good music, not list worthy: 93
Not good music: 71

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, Gambian Griot Kora Duets, Drama, Beatrice Dillon, Mass Worship

Music for 2/26/20!!! The Weeknd, Ozzy Osbourne, Yella Beezy, Pearl Jam

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@@@ Thee Weeknd: After Hours (Republic/UMG, 2020) Wow, the #1 track in the Apple Music hot tracks section clocks in just over 6 minutes.  Fans of the Weeknd are gonna shit themselves but those of us awaiting our turn to recognize his genius are gonna think, yikes that’s a lotta Weeknd.  This one is looking to be an epic loverboy, falsetto monster shot laced with sadness and regret.  Very nice bass sounds, the beat comes in around 2 minutes and it’s all right without blowing my socks off.  This is a heartbreak booty shaker.  He’s a bit of a sad sack but they want you out on the dancefloor!!  I give a lot of respect to the sounds here and he sings all right but I don’t think most folks need 6 minutes of this.  I almost made it to the end but I don’t feel great about that.

@@@ Ozzy Osbourne: It’s a Raid  (Sony, 2020) The question presented by Ozzy Osbourne’s new single is ‘have we reached peak Post Malone?’  I might have reached Peak Malone about a year ago but hey that’s just me.  It opens up with some fresher sounds than what you would expect from the lead singer in Black Sabbath.  Drums high in the mix and I dig that, a few pop flourishes in the background vocals.  Post_Peak Malone does all right but his presence on the mic is lower than Ozzy (though this is a huge stack of Ozzy Osbourne vocal tracks).  It’s a bit of slop shop lyrically, I have no clues what’s going on but it’s about kicking it and rebelling and being frustrated that much is clear.  Unless I’m mistaken, Post Malone walked past this track he didn’t really do that much.

@@@ Yella Beezy: Keep it In the Streets (Hitco, 2020) A Hendrix like guitar figure, some classic 808 beats, a sung vocal hook are the main components out of the gate here.  I don’t know if Mr. Beezy is doing the singing on the hook but it’s definitely hip hop with sprinkles and extra goodies.  #interesting.  A lot of energy comes out of these rhymes and it’s about the streets but it’s so quick you gotta pay attention and the guitar hook gives it a decidedly non gangsta flow.  The elements by themselves are not the most interesting but their combination is creative and I give respect to that.  A little dancehall flavored rhyming, an old school black power hippie riff, and some beats.

@@@ Pearl Jam: Superblood Wolfmoon (Epic, 2020) I actively enjoy disliking Pearl Jam and I have for a long time.  They’re trying to step out on their new record with some fresh energy and some different feels but it’s still Eddie Vedder, whose self-righteous tone lies like a moist blanket on the Jam of Pearl.  On this track they use a classic guitar power stroke, a straight beat and they rely on Mr. Vedder and a background vocal arrangement to keep the track fresht.  Big arena guitar shred solo, it’s all right.  It sounds like they want to kick out the jams, ya know just leave it all out on the floor as they say.  It doesn’t move the needle for me, but maybe for folks out there?

YTD recordings listened to: 136
Good music, not list worthy: 80
Not good music: 56

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

 

Music for 2/19/20!! Haftor Medboe, Telemark, Suicide Silence, Kverlertak

@@@ Pete Furnace & Haftor Medboe: Bitter Together (Self-released, 2015)  I saw this musician mentioned on the Twatter and this duo record is up on the Apple Music.  Electronic music it is.  The first track, Happiness Cascade, is abstract and drone-y or at least it starts out that way.  I think this is an electronic/jazz collaboration as an acoustic instrument comes with a slow melody providing a pleasant contrast to the electronic churning.  Oh no,  I think it’s two jazz dudes and one of them is rocking an electric bass and the electronics or they’re helming them together.  Unfortunately, the contrast recedes and the second piece (I believe) is electric guitar and horn.  I like the music, it’s slow and contemplative.

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Ihsahn: Telemark EP (UMG, 2020)  Some black metal with prog feels.  Interesting guitar work, a shredded voicebox singer, and even a hornline in this first tune.  Yikers.  All the metal sounds are here but the vibe of the record is not as boot stomping and tight as usual metal records.  Unusual touches here and there and not a blast of unrelenting hatred and noise.  This is interesting.  I think the inclusion of a horn section is funny.

Suicide Silence: Become the Hunter (Nuclear Blast, 2020)  More traditional battering metal from the new release metal section on Apple Music.  Plenty of guitar ka-chunking and double kick drum thwacking.  The second tune, Two Steps, brings a full on tempo with wailing guitars, Red Bull vocals, etc.  A fully realized explosion.  I think most notable is the singers vocal stylings, followed by interesting guitar playing.  I’m really feeling the demented and herk a jerk nature of the fifth tune, The Hiding.  Check it out.

Kvelertak: Splid (Rise, 2020) Our last listen of the day.  Another interesting mash of sounds and styles — plenty of post hardcore also with some uplifting musical elements (background vocals as well as certain chord progressions) in the first and second songs.   There’s more than a bit of Queens of the Stone Age as well as some Quicksand and even some Urge Overkill going on here.  Less dark, more revved up and rocking.  I don’t usually like this style but these guys do it well and in a non cheesy authentic manner.  I completely understand that one man’s authentic shit doesn’t strike another listener as authentic.

YTD recordings listened to: 118
Good music, not list worthy: 71
Not good music: 44

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

Music for 1/30/20!!! Spirit Adrift, Aldous Harding, Inter Arma

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Off Vice’s best of 2019.  Ramped up classic metal on this first tune, We Will Not Die.  I like some of the grunge/punk influence on the second tune, Divided By Darkness, but classic metal isn’t my thing.  It’s very well executed with a manicured but not uptight production style.  Driving riffage, soaring singer, etc, you know the drill.

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Singer songwriter business on the 4AD label is probably not going to be my thing, but I have open ears and am honest.  Unlike the vast majority of music reviewers.  It opens up with a classic indie rock/Velvet Underground type of thing though she does bust out with a very pleasing vocal arrangement in the chorus.  At it’s core it’s an indie guitar record but she burnishes it with FM rock flourishes and newer indie sounds.  The songs do jump around vibe wise but they’re not too disparate.  I’m not a huge fan of the formula but there are some really nice moments here — the flute/woodwind part on the third tune Zoo Eyes is a notable ear catcher.

Inter Arma

More metal off Vice’s best of 2019.  If this first tune is any indicator this is going to be a sludgier, possibly more Satanic affair.  Hail Satan!  (great documentary, check it out)  After some detuned business it gets into a 7 minute shot of frog stomping and exploration of the recessed folds of Donald Trump’s anus.  The areas his staff doesn’t even lick.  Don’t come to this record looking for vocal melodies as a caveman has risen from the grave to hold the microphone.  I dig the drummer here, he’s got some epicness going on.  It could be from repeated shots of Red Bull into his eyes, but enjoy it in the face of that self abuse.

YTD recordings listened to: 85
Good music, not list worthy: 48
Not good music: 37

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

 

Music for 1/23/20!!! Fireboy DML, Shae Jacobs, Efe, Yung L, Igorr, Myrkur

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Fireboy DML &  Oxlade: Sing — some Disney ass piano balladry with an African singer.  I made it to 1:58 before I clicked away.

Shae Jacobs: Joko — Nice beat, very clean production.  It’s a midtempo dancefloor banger with hype synth sounds celebrating the international booty call anthem.

Efe: Your Body — same formula, midtempo dancefloor banger with smooth smooth sounds.

Yung L: Eve Bounce — a more Caribbean flavored jam and probably the best tune from this quartet of tunes.  Nice guitar parts and a J. Balvin smooth/funky beat with throwaway beats.

If I were a skeptical person I might say that the choice of these African tracks as ‘hot’ would be a way to reinforce the current r&b sounds ruling the American charts.  See, everybody loves these sounds.

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Igorr: Very Noise  Off Apple Music’s hot tracks metal section and it opens up quite strangely with a ramped up drum and bass beat, a drummer, some guitar and other mismatched business.  A little proggy, a bit cheesy, but definitely an attemp to do something off kilter.  Primus shoved a techno dancefloor banger.  Wildest track of the day, close but no cigar.

Myrkur: Ella Opens up with soaring female vocals and some fiddle playing.  I’m not sure this is going to explode into any sort of skull crushing metal because I’m halfway through and it’s a Lord of the Rings soundtrack we have going here.  2/3s of the way through, i think this is going to snooze all the way through.  I guess they have a metal hating metal playlist manager over at the Apple Music.  This is tragic, somber cheese.  More vocals, more cheese.

YTD recordings listened to: 65
Good music, not list worthy: 36
Not good music: 27

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