Jacob Collier – Djesse, Volume 1
Jacob crafted a set of nine enjoyable songs that cover a wide range of genres and styles, branching out of the world fusion hub. Funk, soul, dance, folk, electro, and classical are only a short list of the styles you might encounter on this record. If you’re into it, you should definitely hop in this wonderful album!
Lady Fitness – Charlotte
At forty minutes in length, Charlotte is complex and insanely fast. Riff after riff and theme after theme, often hopping between genres on a whim, Lady Fitness have what sounds like punk branches at times, but that only adds to the méli-mélo bag they offer.
Nybo/Ravn – En (alle)
Nybo/Ravn plays an intriguing blend of jazz and rock with slightly classical elements. En (alle) goes from the very modern to the somewhat nostalgic in almost every one of the tracks they present us. The album is quite lyrical in its delivery—a beautiful and contemplative piece of art.
Patrick Shiroishi & Arturo Ibarra – LA Blues
The interplay between saxophone and guitar is highly emotional and at times quite deranging. I have an anecdote where a friend demanded me to stop playing this music because it gave them the same feeling as nails on a chalkboard. I found this quite amusing, and I reflected a bit on what is “good” and what is “bad”, and what is “music” and what isn’t… Well, at the end of my deliberations, I think this album is definitely good music.