Nothing is more evident in the JACK Quartet’s new recordings of work by four áltaVoz Composers than the range of this unique ensemble — “the ride of our repertoire,” as violist John Pickford Richards puts it.
Oh hi, what are you listening to? This stuff obviously.
As we all know, sometimes it’s the most unlikely of pairings that make for the most fruitful and harmonious relationships.
Listening to the same music over and over is closing down, opening little windows of the self only to the parts of the world one likes best: bits of the past, certain people, certain feelings.
A dose of folk, pop, and electronic music from bands and solo artists including Roo Panes, Postiljonen and Summer Heart.
You know you need some new running music.
Maybe we irritating critics will call this Marling’s “transitional album,” but that’s not a criticism. She’s just dipping her feet into the vast sea of musical ideas that her talent can tackle.
I think if Kitty Pryde and Grimes made a track together Tumblr would break.
Smoosh’s new album is music for a solo walk or the soundtrack to whatever film John Stockwell (Crazy/Beautiful, Blue Crush) is currently working on. Fans of a diverse collection of piano people — Tori Amos, Coldplay, The Delgados, Death Cab for Cutie (whose drummer helped Smoosh get their start), Chantal Kreviazuk, Bat for Lashes — will appreciate this music, as well as boys and girls who think the girls are hot (they are).
Waiting for Bat for Lashes’ third album becomes slightly less torturous with the release of her cover of Depeche Mode’s “Strangelove,” commissioned by Gucci for its fragrance Guilty.