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Category Archives: Alt-Indie
Matthew Santos is a musical and visual artist whose creative passions rub off on each other. In "Quickly Disappearing," he has created a recording of cinematic-sounding songs. They’re moody, lush, evocative and inspired by personal regrets, environmental concerns and the … Continue reading
Gaby Moreno’s "Illustrated Songs" is a special recording. Moreno is a wonderfully evocative singer and writer. Drawing on her upbringing in Guatemala and on classic jazz and pop records, she presents timeless songs in Spanish and English that are like … Continue reading
John Wesley Harding’s 18th recording, "The Sound Of His Own Voice," is a collection of fun, exuberant and at times poignant songs selected for his notable session mates. Harding ponders his life, family and our murky times with charisma and … Continue reading
"The Graduation Ceremony" is Joseph Arthur’s first solo CD in five years. The singer-songwriter – and noted painter – has crafted a recording that is a soothing series of reflections on a break-up a year after it ended. Arthur sings … Continue reading