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- Chuck Wicks: Turning Point
- Green River Ordinance: Fifteen
- Jack Wall: Call of Duty, Black Ops III
- Black Violin: Stereotypes
- Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble
- Dominik Scherrer: The Missing
- Jonathan McReynolds: Life Music, Stage Two
- Bobby Long: Ode To Thinking
- Alicia Witt: Revisionary History
- Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class
- Pat McGee: Pat McGee
- John Anderson: Goldmine
- Whitey Morgan: Sonic Ranch
- Anat Cohen: Luminosa
- Meredith Monk: Piano Songs
- Gretchen Peters: Blackbirds
- Louise Goffin: Appleonfire
- Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, Poet
- Michael J. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
- Patty Larkin: Still Green
- Somi: The Lagos Music Salon
- The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator
- Lee Ann Womack: The Way I’m Livin’
- Montell Jordan: Captured
- Marco Benevento: Swift
Category Archives: Electronic
Marco Benevento, one of the best-known keyboard players on the jam-band circuit, has discovered vocals. On Swift, his fifth solo recording, Benevento is releasing his first CD filled with songs featuring his lyrics and singing atop his blend of jazz-electronic … Continue reading
Panda Bear’s "Tomboy" is the latest solo recording by Noah Lennox, the singer-songwriter centerpiece of Animal Collective. In this soothing yet sonically adventurous recording, Lennox explores personal questions about work and family behind a lush and moodily intriguing veil of … Continue reading
Zaza is the musical partnership of Jennifer Fraser and Danny Taylor, whose personal songs written for each other are cloaked in layers of melody, timbre and rhythm. While often compared to other "dream-rock" acts, Zaza has a freshness where insistent … Continue reading
Marco Benevento’s first solo recording began casually. The NYC-based keyboard player, best known for his jazz-rock duo with drummer Joe Russo, was touring and went into a studio. The result is a solo debut, "Invisible Baby," filled with irrepressible, enthusiastic … Continue reading
Renee Stahl’s calls her music "folktronic" – a mix of folk songs and electronic instrumentation. "hopeful.romantic" is a poignant recording of mostly quiet songs about trials and hopes in relationships set against a notable and evocative sonic backdrop. Stahl has … Continue reading
Michael Brook’s third solo recording, "RockPaperScissors," is yet another lush, meticulously crafted recording featuring orchestra, choir, infinite guitar, and some of the singers he’s worked with in a notable career. It mixes genres, ambient and rock elements, singing and spoken … Continue reading
Electronic composer Barry Schrader was drawn to music many years ago by the possibility of creating "something imagined, not recalled." Schrader found his voice in electronic music, where he’s created musical worlds by manipulating the timbre or qualities that color … Continue reading
Echo is singer/keyboardist/composer Joy Askew, trumpeter/ composer Takuya Nakamura and guitarist Mark Wood. Their compelling and intriguing music is electronic jazz–standards and originals set to an intriguing mix of sonic pads and composed tracks. By merging the classic and cutting-edge, … Continue reading
Guitarist Vernon Reid, D.J. Logic and their many musical friends are the Yohimbe Brothers, a new group playing a futuristic mix of funk, hip hop, rock, jazz and electronic music. Their CD, "Front End Lifter," is an upbeat collection of … Continue reading
Richard Morel is a singer-songwriter-producer who blends rock and electronic sounds in modern-sounding songs that have more personal story lines than most club mixes. He describes "Queen Of The Highway" as an audio roadtrip, with snapshots of notable people, places, … Continue reading