@@@ Quantum Tangle: Shelter as We Go (Coax Records, 2017) A roots record off this week’s CFUV playlist email. I’m going to search but I think this is a record by Native Americans. It has intricate vocals, sometimes what might think of as traditional singing but other than that outside of the lyrics there are no indications of the culture this is emerging out of. Ah, the search engine has revealed this is music by Inuit folks. The singers rotate and the musical arrangements do as well. They range from folk, to slack rock and a cappella. I really like this tune clipped below.
@@@ Sudan Archives: Sudan Archives EP (Stones Throw, 2017) Smooth and pumping r&b off this week’s CFUV playlist email. Thick on the low end with plenty of chopped vocals and half glitch sauce to go over the top. The second tune brings an African hand drum and some tasty violin playing to go with the snappy percussion and fat bass. This tune Come Meh Way is hot and clipped below. I’m on the fourth tune and it’s a pretty hot EP, check it out. The mash of musical influences is really well done, imho.
@@@ ABRA: BOUNTY (Acid Palace, 2017) More ambient r&b off this week’s CFUV playlist email. Big delay washes of sound and a female singer nestled in a well done synth cloud sky. Somebody manicured these beats and I like their work. More solid sounds including nice delay work serving up engaging sounds.
@@@ No Goods: Buzzer (Kingfisher Bluez, 2017) Modern electric blues off this week’s CFUV playlist email. Well it’s not blues, it’s rock and it’s pretty good with some solid rhythm guitar work and a classic sounding rock singer. It’s local music, it’s not all epic like the Foo. I’m down on the Foo, I’m hoping for retirement. This is in the tradition of the Replacements, ah my hard drive just spit up Cracker, that’s a good sonic reference for these guys. These gents rock harder but the singer’s voice sounds mighty close. Solid B+.
YTD recordings listened to: 548
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 295
Not good music: 228
Honorable Mentions: 6
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, 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, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, American Lips, Sudan Archives