Monthly Recommendations: December 2018

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Honourable Mentions

Ad Shave – Ad complementum

Banda Municipal de Barcelona, Salvador Brotons, & Spanish Brass – De vents i terra

Beaten to Death – Agronomicon

Cryptic Ruse – Dual Spaces: Exercises & Diagrams

Kinzie Steele – When I Was a Tree

Laktating Yak – Origin of the Yak

Metro 3 – Resonance

Mode Dodeca – Mode Dodeca

Politess – Il ne fait pas froid dans l’alphabet

Resurrecting Id – Ephemera

Thrailkill – Everything That Is You

Turbohaler – Metal Vessel Music

Ukandanz – ይቀጥላል (Jəqetelale) / Yeketelale

Y/N – Larry and the Eternal Light

Zia – Four-Momentum

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